Volume V, Number 20
Pensacola Beach, Florida
January 26, 2010
Oh, when the Saints go marching in ... to the Super Bowl on February 7, these die hard fans will be watching on Pensacola Beach.
Cheering for the New Orleans team with the wild enthusiasm that has spread across the entire island, these Who Dats were gathered
at The Break. (L to R) Stephen Hanein, Lulu Nicholson, Chuck Dizzle, Dana Baggett, Ranee Thomas, Matt Hartley and Ashley Johnson
are super fans ready to chant," Who Dat Gonna Beat Dem Saints?" No one. For more on this story, see Page 2.
PAGE 2 Island Times January 26, 2010
Who Dats Take A Wild Ride on the Road T
Victory is in the eyes of the
beholder. And there are no better
eyes than those of the New Orleans
Saints as they gear up to become the
world champions. They were able to
unravel the Minnesota Vikings in
last Sunday's game to win their first
ever NFC Championship and a berth
in the Super Bowl. After taking the
Vikings to the mat by a score of
31-28 they have only one remain-
ing battle to fight. You will know
how that turf war ended against the
Colts before we publish again. May
the Saints have carried the bigger
sword and slayed the dragon after
of Saints fans on .,
the Beach have es- '
calated as the fran-
chise has marched
or stumbled its
way through one
dismal season af-
ter another. Their
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1987 when Coach NEW WHO DAT
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them into the play- live Just north ol
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time after a twelve rls were visiting
girls were visiting
and three season, meet in Gulf Bre
They lost their first
playoff game that
year. They reached the lowest point
of their many low seasons in 1980
when they won only one regular
season game. This performance led
to the fans showing up at games
wearing bags over their heads and
watching the Aints fall apart in
During these dark football
times, the Beach's fans remained,
hopeful and dedicated. They showed
up at Bobby D's Saints headquarters
every Sunday religiously where
the ceremonies began with Wendy
Brandon spooning out bowls of
gumbo for the hard core viewers. At
yet another ceremony Paddy Blake
built a fire in a trash can and burned
the New Orleans team in effigy.
He said he was through, finished,
done with the Saints. And yet, he
went back in the bar and watched
FANS Nine-year-old Alyssa, left, and
ia Navarro are Florida natives who now
New Orleans. They have adopted the
eam and cheered them to victory over
their vantage point at Sidelines. The
g the beach after competing in a swim
All this was happening while
the front office, under the direc-
tion of Tom Benson, owner, hired
a string of high profile coaches.
Coaches who had produced winning
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seasons and Super Bowl champs;
Hank Stram, Bum Phillips, Wade
Ditka, and Jim
Jim Mora threw
down in disgust
and walked away
from the team C
in 1996 after
coaching for ten
years, Rick Ven-
turri finished the
came the an-
swer to every-
one's prayer. Da
Coach from the
would come to
New Orleans as
the savior. His
first move was I
to trade off valu- .
able draft picks I
so he could get
the famous colle-
giate running back Ricky Williams.
On a desk at the Island Times,
rests a personal note, handwritten by
Ditka. "Keep the faith," he wrote.
"Ricky will take us to the Promised
After two failing seasons, Mike
Finally, Jim Haslett, who
owns a condo at
Center Stage. Or 1 ",
did it take him? r
He fizzled and the
Saints left a trail
of broken hearts as
they watched the
games at the new
Bobby D's and
later the Sabine -
Sandbar. But the i
fans never gave
up even if they had
to participate with
And now af-
ter all the weath-
ered old superstar
handsome young face to lead the
team a position he had never had
I you hear
r="4 down the
players, who have all been adopted
by Orleanians. No more bags over
their heads. These guys are their
own beloved sons. They have re-
stored the dignity of the hurricane
battered city, one of the most exotic
cities in the world. But it never had
a good football team. Until now.
Coach Payton and quarterback
Drew Brees, vowed to return some
of the love the
..' _-- fans are dis-
the other play-
ers have fallen
in line and
\ bunch of talent-
New Orleans artist Mousie
palm frond Saints umbrella.
ed players run
out of the tunnel
through a giant
4,T the Fleur de Lis
4 on Sunday.
# .* Beach lo-
and her cals have many
ties with the
Benson used to
coaches have gone, along comes a come to the Island by boat and walk
over to drink beer with an awestruck
crowd at Bobby D's.
Benson later became close
to Lana and Bobby and sent them
game tickets in the Superdome,
invited them to exclusive parties.
Recently, locals grew just as excited
when they spotted Deuce McAl-
lister dropping off his clothes at the
The year the Saints played in
Europe, Bobby D's hosted a "Saints
in London" festival. The Umbrella
Decorating Contest was won by
Orleanian artist, Mousie, who pro-
duced a glittering gold and black
fairy dust palm branch creation.
Mousie, now lives in Gulf Breeze,
but she remains a hard core Saints
January 26, 2010
Yes, Saints fans are everywhere
on the Beach, ranging from those
who are native Pensacolians to
the many New Orleans transplants
who are now Beach dwellers. There
are almost as many fans as there
are Fleur de Lis, decorating the
Island on flags, fence posts, golf
carts, beads, shirts, caps, shoes,
socks, headbands and maybe even
No matter what happens next,
all these fans can be proud that
they never gave up the Saints. Sean
Payton's real Saints have won the
division twice, played in the NFC
championship twice, and now are
headed for the Super Bowl. It can't
get much better. March to victory,
Saints. For your town and ours.
GAME TIME GUESS
Jim Amberson, owner of
Sidelines Sports Bar and
Restaurant predicts that the
Colts and Peyton Manning
will corral the New Orleans
Saints on Super Bowl
Sunday. All televisions will
be tuned in and ready to go
on February 7 at 5:30 p.m.
for Super Bowl XLIV.
Island Times Pigskin
attorney Barry McCleary
objects to that prediction.
He says Saints will be world
January 26, 2010 Island Times PAGE 3
Barefoot on the Beach
By Jane Waters Cooper %%
My husband, Frank, has a new
hobby. It evolves around corn meal
and is most uncharacteristic of
him. After being married to me for
almost fifteen years and leading a
life without cornbread, he is taking
this problem into his own hands.
His new hobby is baking cornbread,
including all kinds of exotic recipes.
I know that cornbread is the soul
food of the South, excluding New
Orleans where French bread reigns,
so I am taking my place among the
castaways who do not consider
cornbread the beginning and end
of all meals.
Mardi Gras is not just for
grown-ups, as was evidenced at the
Krewe of Kids Sign Up meeting
Friday, January 22 at the Beach
Church Fellowship Hall. The krewe
which is open to fifth grade students
and younger is now in its eighteenth
Krewe Captain Jackie Hen-
derson gathered the Kids around to
learn their secret cheer, handshake
and theme. The Kids then munched
happily on cookies while they
continued to plan for their Royal
Doughnut Breakfast which will be
hosted on Saturday, January 30 at 9
a.m. at the Beach Church Fellow-
The Royal Doughnut Breakfast
is open to krewe members only. The
kids will play games and dine on
purple, green and gold decorated
doughnuts. Soft drinks are served to
accompany the sweet, sticky treats.
"We really go all out for this
event," said Henderson. "The kids
get to eat sweets and drink pop for
breakfast; and then we crown our
The Krewe of Kids have a King
and Queen chosen randomly from
the fifth grade members. A prince
and princess are crowned to round
out the Royal Court. The King and
Queen lead the entire krewe during
the final event which is the Krewe
of Kids parade.
As the primary castaway, I am
now sticking to the facts. Right,
"You know I really love corn-
bread," Frank said to me about a
week ago. "I think I will try and
Thanks to his gentle spirit, he
did not say, "You desperate witch
of a housewife, why didn't you ever
learn to make combread?"
First, there was the prepara-
tion. He went to WalMart where he
bought a preseasoned cast iron skil-
let. Without this piece of equipment,
you can hang up cornbread baking.
The parade will take place at
the Gulfside Pavilion at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, February 6. The Krewe of
Kids will lead the walking proces-
sion and invite other kids to join
"We encourage everyone to
come out and bring their decorated
strollers and wagons," said Hender-
son. "It's the same morning as the
Double Bridge Run, so there will
be lots of cars and people in the
The dues to join the krewe are
$5 and the membership rolls close
prior to the Doughnut Breakfast.
For information about the
Krewe of Kids, please call Jackie
Henderson at 932-8713.
Krewe of Kids Parade Route
Saturday, Feb. 6
Line Up 10 a.m.
Begins 10:30 a.m.
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Then, you get a mix. Frank bought
several, Jiffy and Martha White,
among others. Frank said his mother
made cornbread with buttermilk,
so he choose that as his liquid over
water or plain milk.
Once in the kitchen, he turned
on the oven, a trick he learned from
heating up frozen DiGoroino pizza.
Then, the procedure begins. Mix,
egg, buttermilk. Stir. Put in the
WalMart preseasoned pan which
has by now preheated in the oven
(Very important). Now, back at
400 degrees for twenty to twenty-
five minutes. It smells good while
baking, but takes like the cornmeal
never got cooked to me.
I raised my children in New
Orleans and I can never remember
one of them saying, "Why don't we
ever have cornbread, Mom?"
I would have answered because
it crumbles up in your mouth like
raw corn meal.
Maybe that's why Frank's
father dropped the cold, leftover
combread in a glass of buttermilk
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and proceeded to eat it with a spoon.
As if it were a banana split.
Fortunately, I guess, there are
ways and means of making the
cornbread so it is high, fluffy and
melts in your mouth. Most South-
erners think those special creative
recipes were brought down here by
Northerners in an effort to sabotage
the real thing.
To Frank's credit he is expand-
ing his cooking horizons to use
some of the fancy recipes. Like,
putting a can of whole kernel corn
in the mix.
"Try this one," he tempts.
He brings a piece of the
bread, cut like a minute piece of
pie on a plate and sets it before me
on the coffee table. Never mind
that I have a glass of wine and
some graham crackers already in
front of me as I turn on the TV.
Cornbread with real corn. Wow!
I admit it tasted much better than
the usual stuff and told Frank
thanks while I watched him de-
vour a king sized piece and wash
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it down with Cabernet.
I returned to my crackers and
wine. I'm sure you have already
guessed which combo gets my
It's very devastating that
cornbread is one of the few ar-
eas where Frank and I are out of
sync. I know you must be feeling
sorry for Frank. It really isn't
necessary. He makes some kind of
cornbread every day and he eats
it with soup, gumbo and yogurt.
He's loving every minute of his
new gourmet hobby. He tells me
of his thoughts of how he may
next use bacon grease in the mix.
Or maybe even go as far as to
include jalapenos. Maybe, some
day he will produce a pan of the
stuff and I will like it.
In the meantime, I don't
have to worry. I don't have to
worry, because no matter what
it contains, it will be eaten by a
man who has been starving for
cornbread for fifteen years.
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Pedro Moraes commented that
time really flies. His daughters,
who are Beach School grads, are
growing like weeds. In amazement
Dad says that Michelle is a licensed
driver and will be a senior at Gulf
Breeze High School. He adds that
Stephanie is doing great in Middle
School and has sprung up to five feet
five inches tall.
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Seigh re-
cently hosted a birthday bash at their
Portofino condo for Maggie Vo-
nAchen. Guests included Maggie's
husband Don, Dennis Slepsky, Liz
Saxton and Marilyn Hoggett. The
Seighs and their sons Patrick and
Peter will be leaving the Island this
Spring, since he has been selected
for a four year residency in radiol-
ogy at Bethesda Naval Hospital
in Maryland. They will be missed
particularly by local Hashers.
Congrats to Beach Realtor
Linda Murphy and her husband
Robert who are celebrating their
fifteenth wedding anniversary on
January 28. They live in Gulf Breeze
with daughter Madison.
Never far from the water,
Chase-N-Fins Captain Jeffrey Wa-
ters has been working for a beach
service in Fort Walton until his
dolphin sightseeing cruise boat
needs him again at the helm. Mom
JJ, who is the sales manager at lo-
cal radio station CAT Country, says
he is looking forward to taking the
eco-tourists back out to see the wild
dolphins in the Sound.
Bold and brash Boo Boutte
wrote a note to the Krewe of Junk-
anoo Head Chili Bean Leigh Weaver
claiming the title as the best chili
chef. He said, "It is a good thing I
am out of the country working in
Nigeria because no one makes chili
as good as mine. I would have won
the Chili Cook Off hands down."
Longtime Beach business own-
er Jack White was sidelined by sur-
gery, but came through with flying
colors. He is up and around, but not
back to work yet. DJ's Cafe will be
closed for a couple of months while
The Krewe of Kids are ready
to parade at the Casino Beach on
February 6 at 10:30 a.m. with two
big batches ofMardi Gras beads do-
natedby Krewe of Wrecks members
Sally and Alex Goldberger, and Jim
and Lila Cox. The Kids are famous
for recycling the glittering strands.
For Beach resident Eleanor
Todd, Mardi Gras brings back fond
memories of her former neighbor,
the late Lil Kamphuis. Todd recalled
Lil's diverse background a Wrecks
queen, parliamentarian and military
officer all her adventurous stories
made her such a treat hang out with.
Bill Greene thought he could
trade the white sands of Pensacola
Beach for the desert of Arizona.
Nope. He is back home where he
belongs seated at the Trivia Round-
table with goblet in hand.
Andy Kattner, who was home
on leave from Iraq, stopped in at the
Krewe of Wrecks meeting at Paddy
O'Leary's. Andy is a 2002 graduate
of Gulf Breeze High School and the
son of Dr. Max and Patty Kattner.
He has since returned to his duty
station at Outpost Apache.
Rick Uzdevenes rode in like a
knight upon a white horse to rescue
two very lucky gals from Virginia.
Their Ford Mustang stuck in the soft
white sand. "I snatched that pony
out with my white whale in no time
flat," said Rick from the driver's seat
of his oversized white van. Then he
Carrie Monaghan left her
friends on Pensacola Beach to visit
her 81-year-old dad in North Caro-
lina. She was gone eight weeks, then
hurried home so she could celebrate
her birthday on January 20. That
served as a warm-up for the Krewe
of Nauga Champagne Breakfast.
Both were blowout fun.
Everybody on the Beach knows
what the Mardi Gras colors purple,
green and gold stand for except one
person. We received a batch of cor-
rect answers and one wrong answer.
Guess who thought gold stood for
hope? None other than the Queen
of Wrong Answers. Joanne Brooks
got the other two colors correct,
so she was only one third wrong.
The first to email the correct
answer was native-Orleanian-
turned-beach-gal Chrissy Cook.
Purple stands for justice; green for
faith and gold stands for power.
Chrissy gets the coveted shirt.
Others sending in the correct
answer included runner-up Jayne
Drees, Melanie Waite and Chuck
Steele from Mexico Beach. Chuck
added a bit of his own humor. A
New Orleans resident who was
originally from a Northern city
mused about how you could tell
if you were truly in tune with the
spirit of Mardi Gras. You actually
think purple, green and gold look
Bill Greene, who has been
sending his answers from Arizona,
delivered a correct answer from
right here on the Beach. Back to
the Roundtable for the second
Well, the Trivia Master loves
Mardi Gras and yes, he thinks
purple, green and gold are a de-
signer's dream of an exotic color
The Trivia Master is having
a hard time letting go of Mardi
Gras questions. Here's an easy
question about the Beach cel-
ebration. What was the name of
the first ever Beach Bum of the
Year who rode in the first ever
Mardi Gras parade? She was
wearing a little black dress and
The Queen of
last week. She
was correct, how-
ever, when she an-
nounced win or
lose, you still want
to look good!
Rules are the same. Send
your answer to islandtimes(a
bellsouth.net with "trivia" in the
subject line and include your name,
phone number. Hurry! Deadline tc
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Snowbirds Welcome! Everyone is Invited!
Saturday, Jan 30 8 p.m. to Midnight
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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 or Dungeness 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 souvenir glass to keep!
Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch with live Steel Band.
Look for the Red Roof on Pensacola Beach. 850-932-0700 www.
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
everyday. Sandwiches. Salads. Fresh Catch of the Day. Renee's
Famous Shrimp Salad. Happy Hour 11-7. Live Bands. Poker on
Monday and Wednesday.
Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, it's directly
on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. Open 7 days.
SIDELINE'S SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT
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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 seat-
ing. Video sports games.
Centrally located on Via de Luna, just east of the main
parking lot and the traffic light. Kick off at 11 a.m. seven days
a week. 934-3660.
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 world's 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
visit these island restaurants,
pubs and bistros for fun
after the sun sinks into the sea
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. Dinner
specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and burgers for Landlub-
bers. 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.
McGUIRE'S IRISH PUB
One of America's great steakhouses; proudly serving USDA
Prime Steaks, seafood and Irish specialties including Irish fisher-
man'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'TolfWine Cellar featuring the complete vertical collection
of the Chateau Mouton RothschildArtist Series. Featured on NBC's
'Today' Show, highly recommended by Fodors, Frommers and
AAA 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. Texas Hold 'Em
4444Fun & BARE Nite on Monday & T-Shirt Nite on Thursday.
Across from the Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach. Open 10 am
until 3am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshaker.com
Open at 7:30 a.m. seven days a week. Owned and operated
by friendly natives serving locally produced seafood and delica-
cies. The Fish Tacos are an experience to enjoy. The owners 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 displaying
45 Via de Luna. Downtown Pensacola Beach. 934-4848.
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PAGE 6 Island Times January 26, 2010
I managed to survive the Mys-
tic Krewe of Nereids Moon Pie
Party this year without any major
shoe damage. Maybe I didn't dance
as much or maybe I just danced a lot
without any shoes at all. I know the
"golden slippers" I wore last year
were barely hanging on by a strap by
the time I returned to Krewe Den. In
fact, I'm pretty sure the entire sole
of one slipper stayed in the car after
I was gone.
I threw the shoes in the trash
as soon as they fell off my feet,
but 2009 Queen Elaine Mitchell
retrieved them for the float. The real
story is that the shoes were thrown
away more than once, but Queen
Elaine had spoken and my golden
slippers rode on the Nereid float on
a bed of black velvet as "the first ca-
sualty of the Moon Pie Party 2009."
Unfortunately it was me, not
my shoes, who ended up as "the first
casualty of the Nereid Float 2009."
For that incident, I was given a gold
helmet. This is a German motor-
cycle helmet and very shiny and
beautiful. I was instructed to wear
it this Mardi Gras. However, after
receiving quite a number of moon
pies to the head region at our last
shindig, the owner has requested
the helmet back. Oh I don't blame
her; it's just her Mardi Gras survival
skills kicking in.
Now you know why we Ne-
reids always wear our top hats to
I really love being a full finned
member of the wonderful Mystic
Krewe of Nereids and y'all know
we're a lot of fun. Well, maybe just
a little too much fun occasionally,
but we always have great inten-
tions. We promised our friends, the
Krewe of Junkanoo, that we would
enter the Chili Cook-Off. We had
the chili made, well, actually it
was Cathy "SeaQueen" Long who
made the chili. Her only mistake
was showing off the chili Friday
night at Krewe Den after the Moon
Pie Party. She wanted some taste
Well, she got 'em. And ap-
parently that chili was pretty tasty
because the taste testers ate the
entire batch of chili! Yes, they did.
But thanks SeaQueen, I'm sure it
would have been tough to beat us
in the competition.
So we apologize to our friends,
the Junkanoos and hope our lack of
participation is forgiven now that
you know "the rest of the story."
Maybe we can participate in one of
your fundraisers that will not require
us to bring the food. We have a defi-
nite lack of self discipline when it
comes to food in the midnight hour.
And since I was unable to
remove myself from the couch
and thus did not even attend the
Chili Cook Off, this week's recipe
will not be the winner of the Chili
Cook Off. This one comes from
Morrie Drees and it's actually a
story-recipe. He told me he got this
recipe from watching the late Arthur
Skaggs who would wander off to
the market or fishing pier when he
got hungry at the Elk's Lodge. It's
definitely a keeper and good at any
hour of the day or night. Morrie
actually cooked the Fish C lhoio dcl
and brought some to my husband
Bill and me, so I can tell you it was
good to the last drop. So let's cook!
Morrie told me he goes to the
marina when the charter fishing
boats come in. He gets some of the
backbones that they would have
thrown away. When the fishermen
filet a 20 pound fish, they leave a lot
of meat on the backbone. He takes
it home and cuts it into chunks, then
covers the fish with water and boils
it until done. He picks the meat off
the bones and reserves the meat.
Then he dices into small pieces
some potatoes and boils them in the
fish broth until tender. He saut6s
celery and onions in butter and adds
to broth. Next he adds the crumbled
fish. He adds an equal amount of
half and half and simmers. Salt and
pepper to taste. (I know it serves at
Enjoy, share, put on your party
hats and fairy dust and join the
Krewe of Wrecks! Next week I'll
tell you how kitchen gadgets come
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January 26, 2010
The moonpies flew
through the air from the ex-
pert hands of longtime Ne-
reids Marilyn LeNormand,
left, and Paulette Provost.
The Krewe of Nereids filled
the Sandshaker 's dance floor
January 1511 ,ith scores offans
of the gooey cookie confec-
tion. After the moonpies were
all gone, Bonnie McDonald
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Lee Reports The Island Is In Good Financial Hands with the SRIA / Toview
Buck Lee, Santa Rosa Island atmosphere as we move forward Jim Leslie who lives across the and Park East, received approval for Island Beautification
Authority Executive Director, gave witha very productive and exciting street from one of the houses which operating hours for the upcoming conceptual drawings
his State of the Island report to the New Year on beautiful Pensacola rents to people who are hosting large season. Hal Harris and his wife and Log on to
members of the Board at their Janu- Beach," Lee said. parties said, "I appreciate all your business partner, Paula Squazzo My Island Times.com
azy 13 meeting. This year, each of the five work and I can see you have been were told there would be no port-
Last ear was a ood ear directors of the SRIA de artments tr in to work toward something o-lets no torches but five icnic
financially for the SRIA," Lee
said. "Our revenues were up about
$400,000 and thanks to our Direc-
tors, expenses were down about $1
million from budget."
Lee announced the opening
of the Grand Marlin Marina and
Restaurant this spring and the open-
ing of the Holiday Inn Indigo this
He noted the many steps the
SRIA had taken to improve the qual-
ity of Pensacola Beach including the
dredging of the entrance to Little Sa-
bine Bay, the popular Bands on the
Beach on Tuesdays, hiring a Master
Land Planner, plantings, providing
extra security and addressing beach
problems as they occur.
"As you can see there are so
many great things happening on
Pensacola Beach and we are doing
our best to stay on top of everything
and keep you informed. We con-
tinue to offer and promote a family
submitted a detailed State of the
Island report from their areas. The
complete reports may be viewed at
During its business session,
the Authority accepted from staff
and approved the large gathering/
wedding event application and
guidelines. This document, at a
charge of $25, must be filled out
by individuals and rental property
owners who are planning a wed-
ding party of 35 or more guests. The
document is designed to stop the
excessive noise, parking problems
and other nuisances that the large
parties in residential neighborhoods
Included in the guidelines are
the times the parties must stop loud
music. It is 11 p.m. on Friday and
Saturday nights; and 9 p.m. Sunday
through Thursday. They must also
give information on parking ar-
rangement for party guests.
that is fair. Those who want wed-
ding receptions to go on unchecked
don't live across from these large
The measure passed unani-
mously. The new ruling does not ap-
ply to residences where people live
permanently. They may continue to
host parties in their homes without
Approval to renew the eco-
nomic incentive to commercial
leaseholders was a granted by a 4 to
1 vote with Board member Vernon
It will be business as usual for
purveyors of hot dogs on the Beach.
Tiffany's received a 37 year lease
extension since the core area rede-
velopment plan apparently will not
affect the landmark business. Their
minimum lease fee will increase
from $1921 to $5784 per year. And,
Beach Buns and Dawgs, the mobile
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tables and an ice machine will be
allowed. They did, however, get
some good news when the SRIA
reduced their after-the-fact approval
penalty from $500 to $1.
Michael Langston said in his report
that Little Sabine Bay Restoration is
"Pipe installation has been
completed in Villa Sabine and the
pump station has been stabilized
with lime rock."
Langston said the dredging of
Little Sabine Channel is complete.
Also, the island should be able
to use the reclaimed water system
by July 2010.
"This water will be treated and
totally safe for irrigation," he said.
The next meeting will be the
Committees at 5 p.m. on Wednes-
day, January 27 at the Island Au-
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Wrecks Are Dancing
on the Par
If you are planning to attend the
final parties of the Krewe of Wrecks,
it's time to stop hesitating and get
your tickets to the Grand Costume
Ball, Queen's Dinner, King's Sup-
per and Champagne Breakfast.
"We have a limited number of
tickets to sell for the Queen's Dinner
and the Champagne Breakfast," said
Melanie Waite, Treas-Wreck. "We
will have them at the next meeting
on February 1, at 6 p.m. at the Elk's
Keepsake items also on sale
will be the Krewe of Wrecks Thirti-
eth Anniversary t-shirts and Wrecks
The Wrecks are seeking historic
krewe photos and t-shirts to display
at the Grand Costume Ball which is
a tribute to being ShipWrecked for
thirty years on the Island.
"Bring any vintage Wrecks
t-shirts to the next meeting,"
said Running Around Wreck Jeff
Goudey. "We want to borrow them
to display at the Ball. They will be
The Ball is set for Saturday,
February 6, beginning at 8 p.m. at
the Elk's Lodge. Tickets are $30
and include two free drinks. There
will be a buffet of hors d'oevres. Be
ready to hit the dance floor in your
formalwear or best shipwrecked
costume. Tunes will be provided
by Chuck Connell and his band EZ
Money. The hotly contested Cos-
tume Competition will offer prizes
for first, second and third. The party
is open to the public and tickets are
available at the door.
Don't miss the final meeting of
the Wrecks for this Mardi Gras sea-
son, February 1. The membership
will close at the end of this meeting,
so if you have notjoined bring your
thirty bucks and be a Wreck.
Reigning Queen Paulette Pro-
vost has issued her final decree,
"Wear your tiaras to the final meet-
Brewskis Look For Beach Babe
Beach babes and beauty queens
will take the stage on Sunday, Janu-
ary 31 to vie for a place high atop the
Krewe ofBrewe's Mardi Gras float.
The annual Beach Babe Contest
hosted by the Krewe of Brewe at
the Sandshaker Lounge kicks off at
3 p.m. There is no entry fee and the
contest is open to everyone.
"We will choose the mostbeau-
tiful lady who has a lot of Mardi
Gras spirit," said Larry Gunter,
Krewe members will serve as
judges and award prizes to the top
"After the contest, let's boo-
gie," said Gunter. "We have the now
famous Lectric Mullet providing
live music. They play everyone's
The krewe crowned Beverly
Sarasua as their 2010 queen at the
Black Tie Ball, January 23.
Queen Beverly said, "I don't
know if anyone can rule over this
krewe, so I amjust going to hold on
tight and enjoy the ride."
For more information about the
Beach Babe Contest, contact Gunter
at ecmginc @aol.com.
Their King is going to dance one
dance with each lady who graces
his Ball. Line up, curtsy and cut
a royal rug. Remember formal is
floor length gowns and tuxedos.
And, for Mardi Gras, more is
more. So, be more beautiful and
Oh my dears, you have so more flamboyant than you were
many parties and so much to last year. Real or rhinestones?
learn. Let's start at the top. Both!
A steady diet of King Cake A fashionista disaster is try-
and red wine will not make you ing to put a glam shipwrecked
fat, if you dance every dance, costume together for the Wrecks
Champagne should be sipped. Ball on February 6. Well, if Mrs.
Well known fact, the bubbles ac- Howell could look so top shelf on
cumulate in your body and make Gilligan's Island, you can make a
you light enough to float off. Take statement on your island. Sip a few
that as a warning, rum drinks to get inspired.
Unless you are invited to The nasty job of float con-
wear a tiara to a soiree by the struction should be left for those
reigning queen, don't. The only who do not have manicures with
tiara topped coif should be the one exception Shoe Box Floats.
hosting krewe's queen. You must have yours ready by Fat
There are three Mardi Gras
balls this weekend. The Mystic Mardi Gras Gown He
Krewe of Nereids at the Elk's
Lodge; the zany Bananimals at a beautiful selection in a
the Bay Beach Inn; and the over
the top Order of Zeus at the Fair-
grounds. It is impossible to attend .
all three, so pick one and dress
The Mystic Krewe of Nereids
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will be fierce. Here's the basics.
Find a shoe box. Is there one in the
back of your closet? Or buy some
new shoes. You deserve it, cher.
Paint. Glue. Decorate and transform
that box into regal rectangle.
If you catch sticky beads you
can be sure they came from the
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or the Krewe of Kids (sugar
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Steering Committee Mulls Parking Garage Issue
Does Pensacola Beach really
need a parking garage? If the answer
is yes, where would be the best loca-
tion? Land planners and the local
steering committee spent a major
part of their three hour meeting on
January 12 discussing and answer-
ing these two questions which are
a part of the conceptual drawings
submittedby EDSA, the master land
The meeting covered a lot of
ground, but was still not sufficient to
reach any conclusions, so the Santa
Rosa Island Authority has sched-
uled a meeting with representatives
from ESDA at 10 a.m. on Tuesday,
In his memo to the SRIA, Paul
Weinberg of EDSA, said they were
offering three options which were
presented as conceptual drawings.
The goal was to increase mobility
of cars and people in the core area.
Each of these options offered a park-
ing garage which would increase
parking by 300 to 350 places.
Steering committee responses
to the options came quickly. Com-
mittee member J.J. Waters asked if
there was a way to solve the parking
problem without a garage.
Robert Rinke, committee mem-
ber, answered her question by
saying, "We can solve the parking
problem with ferries, trolleys and
a parking garage for the long term.
Start with a three level garage and
ready it for additional decks in the
Julian MacQueen asked the
planners to produce numbers, sup-
porting their plans.
"The experts need to define
future growth," he said. "Tie these
suggestions together with some
numbers. It needs to be quantified.
Give us some data to back up their
Jeff Elbert, Beach Chamber
president, pointed out that the plans
as presented would alienate some
"Those who have invested in
the Beach for decades could be
harmed by these changes," he said.
"This is something we need to ad-
Mike Foley said he liked the
concept of the landscaped roof area
of the parking garage put on the
property which is now where the
SRIA office is located.
"The spot for a parking garage
with a green top and walkover to
the beach is the best. It is park-like
and better than the other concepts."
Pensacola attorney John Tra-
wick offered his thoughts.
"A lot of people won't even
consider a garage. It is very politi-
cal and the Commission will have
to sell it to their constituents. I think
I am hearing that a parking garage
may be a foregone conclusion."
Chairman Fred Gant said he
would ask EDSA to prepare a con-
ceptual drawing of the garage at the
The meeting moved along
to a discussion of other means of
transportation other than individual
Weinberg, participating via
telephone, said the water trans-
portation should be viewed as an
experience. He said after studying
the ferry system the boat would
require a subsidy to cover operating
costs and to keep tickets affordable.
Fred Gant asked Weinberg how
the phrase "beach to bay" assisted
in the renderings of the conceptual
"The intention is to build off of
your two assets," Weinberg replied.
"It is the intention for all the op-
tions in the core and streetscapes.
Enhancing the safety and mobility
to go from beach to bay, linking that
for pedestrians, both experiences."
Gant pursued the opportunity
to speak to Weinberg and asked him
what the basis for the projections for
"The only numbers we have
say that the growth is capped by
what you have left to develop on
the island," Weinberg said.
MacQueen then brought up the
subject of a parking garage again
and asked if there was hard data
to support the need for a parking
Weinberg replied, "The reason
is that you would net a loss in park-
ing because of what we offered in
the concepts in landscaping and im-
provements. So you need a garage.
We do not have the numbers. There
was a need and a desire provided as
input from the public."
Weinberg added that the plan-
ners would take the location at the
SRIA site and other items from the
discussion and go from there.
Committee member Jim Cox
asked what was going to happen
to Tiffany's and the Public Safety
Building. In the conceptual draw-
ings, apparently Tiffany's would
remain at its location, but the Public
Safety building would go. Cox also
asked about the Visitor's Informa-
tion Center and the possibility that
it might be better situated near the
MacQueen asked about over-
passes and underpasses for pedes-
trians. He said that the plans need
to avoid putting things up in the air
which impede the view.
"Planning the underpass is
better," said Weinberg. "We do not
have the data on the water table. We
might have to raise the road. People
do not like to use underpasses."
Weinberg also said that the no-
tion of an overpass would go away
if the SRIA site is used for a parking
The next step is to bring Paul
Kissinger and Paul Weinberg from
EDSA and their transportation plan-
ner to work with the Steering Com-
mittee, Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m.
Buck Lee, SRIA executive
director, asked the Authority Board
at their January 13 meeting to au-
thorize an additional payment of
$18,500 to cover the cost of bring-
ing the planners to the Beach. EDSA
estimated that the personnel cost
would be $8,500 and the additional
conceptual drawing of a parking
garage at the SRIA site would be
The Board approved the ad-
ditional costs until they heard the
following statement from Dr. Lila
Cox who addressed them during
Dr. Cox, a Pensacola Beach
resident, told the board that her edu-
cation and professional experience
is in public policy and planning.
She said that she was very pleased
that the Board was undertaking a
planning process and that she had
attended each planning meeting.
She said, "I am very concerned
about the way this is going. You
have a planning firm who gathered
public input, accepted 250 surveys
from PBA, met with a steering com-
mittee as well as your Board dur-
ing which many made the comment
that they did not want a parking
garage. The planners returned with
three conceptual drawings all of
which contained one, if not two,
parking garages. The process is run-
ning amok. They weren't listening."
Cox continued, "And now,
they are being asked to prepare an
additional drawing that reflects a
consensus of the steering commit-
tee members and they are request-
ing additional money for that. You
should be very concerned. Please
remember that we are the clients,
Cox concluded by telling the
Board that the Steering Committee
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Gulf Breeze, FL
is comprised of good people and is
Chairman Tammy Bohannon
commented about the planning firm.
She said, "EDSA is listening,
but not to the right people. I under-
stand that Mr. Lee is very frustrated
with the process."
Board member Thomas Cam-
panella added, "They gave us their
vision. I would have thought they
would have given us at least one
plan without a parking garage."
The board rescinded their pre-
vious vote and voted unanimously
to authorize $8,500 for EDSA team
members to come to the February 2
Steering Committee meeting.
The meeting is open to the
public although there is no public
input time allowed at this meeting.
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Tourist Development Council Reviews Funding Procedures
The Tourist Development
Council put their heads together to
determine the best way to allocate
the funds they control. They decided
at their January 12 meeting one of
the best changes they could make
would be to request that the three
Chambers of Commerce Pen-
sacola, Perdido Key and Pensacola
Beach meet together once per month
to discuss a collaborative effort to
Stephan Hall, Escambia County
Budget Office said, "Basically, the
TDC money is to put heads in beds.
In our office we like to see documen-
tation of tourism related activities
that equate to overnight stays."
Jeff Elbert, president of the
Pensacola Beach Chamber said, "We
affirm that bringing all the Chambers
and agencies to one table is a good
idea. We have needs that are not be-
ing met and would like to have the
opportunity for more input."
Evon Emerson, Pensacola
Chamber chairman, said she would
call the first meeting of the three
TDC Chairman Denis McK-
innon asked each member of the
Board to explain why they were
there at the meetings. Grover Rob-
inson, whose County Commission
district includes Pensacola Beach
said, "I was hoping to learn from
Boat Club Motors Into Social Season
other council members since some
are tourism and hotel officials."
He continued, "We need to
focus on the entire area that is
Escambia County and not compete
with ourselves. How can we work
better with each other?"
Nan Harper, Pensacola Beach
Realtor, who is a Council member,
said she had the same feeling as
"I would like to see an expand-
ed season for the area and hear new
ideas about how to bring overnight
guests," Harper explained.
Dr. PC. Wu, council members
said, "I was surprised about how
much there is to know about the
bed tax and how much money goes
to the Civic Center. It leaves the rest
of you to fight for a few crumbs."
Commissioner Grover Rob-
inson noted that the Civic Center
has come down from $1.6 million
to $1.3 million and has a goal of
The date, time and place of
the next TDC meeting will be an-
nounced. All meetings are open to
Ahoy, all salties, the Pensacola
Beach Boat Club is ready to party
and the gangway is open. The Club
will kick off its social season with
a cocktail party at the Pensacola
Beach Elk's Lodge, Sunday, Febru-
ary 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. There will
be a cash bar.
"We would like to see a big
The frigid air in January caused
the water temps to dip far enough
to stun the sea turtle population in
Northwest Florida. According to
Melanie Waite, a turtle volunteer,
approximately 1800 turtles had to
be taken to warmer water during the
turnout for our Cocktail Party.
Everyone is invited. We want past,
present and future members to join
us. No reservations, just come," said
Shirley Hart, chairman.
The best bet for March will
be to join the Boat Club on their
gambling adventure to Biloxi. The
group will travel by bus, Saturday,
lingering cold snap. Gulf World in
Panama City and the Gulfarium in
Fort Walton Beach provided refuge
for cold battered turtles.
Some of animals have been
returned to the Gulf of Mexico and
some did not survive the episode.
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January 26, 2010
Beach Chamber Goes Green Af
The Pensacola Beach Chamber
of Commerce Board of Directors
meeting January 19 was all about
the green. The first meeting of the
2010 was dominated by financial
reports, budgets, money allocations
and finally an update on the Go Irish
on the Island promotion.
Jane Birdwell, owner of BPM,
the Chamber's ad agency, kicked
off the meeting with a report on the
Season Your Holidays advertising
successes followed by a break-
down of the publicity and market-
ing set for Chamber's March 12
-17 Go Irish on the Island. The
agency created the website www.
one tool for ongoing promotion.
National magazine ads, blogs and
a comprehensive publicity pro-
gram were launched.
"I am very pleased with this
report," said Jeff Elbert, Chamber
president. "The Tourist Develop-
ment Council grant is restricted to
advertising to bring out of county
visitors to stay overnight on Pen-
sacola Beach. We will continue this
effort to build our second season."
The Chamber will promote the
island year round with special em-
phasis on the fall promotion of Taste
of the Beach in September and Art
and Wine Weekend in October.
The treasurer's report was
positive with Board members not-
ing that in the current economic
crisis that the Beach Chamber is
maintaining a good membership
"We had 47 new members join
last year," said Maureen LaMar,
executive director. "That is a direct
result of the benefits our members
LaMar prepared a preliminary
budget for 2010. The budget is cur-
rently being reviewed by the Board
and will be amended and voted on
at the February meeting.
Jeff Elbert, in his president's
comments, announced that he rep-
resents the Chamber on the Island
Beautification and Core Area Re-
development Steering Committee.
"This committee is working
hard on some very difficult ideas
to come to a consensus on issues
like parking and traffic relief,"
he said. "We will have another
meeting with EDSA, the planning
firm, on February 2 at the SRIA
office. That meeting is open to
the public, but there is no public
The Chamber's monthly
membership meeting is Tuesday,
January 26 at 8:30 a.m. at Days
Inn. The Business After Hours
will be hosted by the Days Inn at
5:30 p.m. on the same day.
For more information about
the Chamber, contact Maureen
LaMar at 850-932-1500.
Gulf Breeze's Rita Rone, left, won the Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts 2010 logo
contest and was presented a check for $250 by the Gulf Breeze Arts, member Lorene
Lanza. Her winning entry will be used as the 16th annual Fine Arts Festival logo
that will appear on T-shirts and posters being sold during the festival set for March
in downtown Gulf Breeze.
Romeo, Where Art Thou?
At Bullfeathers, that's where.
The Beach Church's group, Retired
Old Men Eating Out, ROMEO, held
their January 21 lunch and munch
at Bullfeathers on the Boardwalk.
Owner and Executive Chef Willie
Eberlin whipped up a sumptuous
lunch for the fellows.
Pandora de Balthazar will be
honored at the Governor's Mansion
on January 27 during the Points of
Light ceremonies. She received the
prestigious designation because of
her tireless work with the foster
children's program. Pandora, who
owns Pandora de Balthazar, created
a multi-layered program to support
the foster parents, children and those
who are aging out of the system.
Saltwater Blues Are Back
The infamous Saltwater Blues
Band members are tuning up for
a ten year reunion tour. Saltwater
Rick Uzdevenes, vocals and guitar;
Otto" Toe" Agricola, lead guitar;
Rodney Bryant, vocals and guitar
and Reese Howard on bass and harp.
Look for them at a beach location
The Krewe of St. Patrick's one
hundred and fifty sturdy Irishmen
have vowed to have fun. The lads
and lasses clad in green will ride
in the Pensacola and Beach Mardi
Gras parades and squeeze the last bit
of revelry into a Fat Tuesday party
at Flounder's. They will rest until
Kid's House Benefits
Photographer Don Duke will
capture the Bananimals at their
Ball. Proceeds from the sale of the
keepsake DVD will be donated to
the Santa Rosa Kid's House.
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CNN recently released the
results of a national poll that found
only 22 percent of Americans are
happy with their jobs. I count my
blessings on a daily basis that I fall
into that minority and do not spend
close to 40 hours per week allegedly
miserable like the remaining 68
percent. When I am not struggling
to meet an "Island Times" deadline
or being the maid, chauffeur and
cook for young Harry, I manage
to find the time to live up to my
fancy title of Director of Corporate
Communications for an IT firm that
has corporate offices in the Metro
Washington DC area and field lo-
cations throughout the world. I've
had this dream job for a little over a
year and it's all because I struck up a
conversation with one of the owners
while standing in line waiting for a
tall mocha at my local Starbucks.
Maybe there is something to be said
for "coffee, tea, or me." Yet after
listening to this CNN poll, I had to
ask myself if I were fired today what
other jobs would make me happy.
Here are my top three.
Wool Cap and Cubby Fixer.
I think it would be total fun to be
the guy who goes around on the
sidelines during ice cold football
games and places wool caps on the
players' heads. I watched this guy
during one of the final NFL games
of regular season play and he had
his technique down. In one fluid
motion, he would reach up, pull on
the hat and the team's logo managed
to always be front and center. The
football player never had to take
his arms out of his giant parka to
make an adjustment to this wool
cap. It was perfection every time.
I think this may also be the person
who perfectly organizes a player's
cubby before a game with each
uniform and pads all neatly hung
Humane Society of Pensacola.
5 North Q Street, just west of cor-
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up and every helmet facing in the
same direction. I think all my years
as a mom could qualify me for this
position. After all, I've spent the last
12 years putting a hat on The Kid
before he heads out into the cold
and on a weekly basis I still hang
up clothes in his closet.
Facebook Security Checker. I
want to know who comes up with all
the nonsensical, yet funny, phrases
that you have to type in before you
friend someone on Facebook. These
are not the usual random letters and
numbers like most authentication
checks. These make me want to
friend more people just so I can
see what the security check phrase
is going to be. It's kind of like eat-
ing a bag of fortune cookies. It's
not about the cookie, but about the
fortune. I am sure it's a computer
that generates these sayings, but
someone had to program it. I am
good with telling inanimate objects
what to do. Why just the other day,
I told my car that it better not run
out of gas as we coasted right into
the nearest gas station with at least
a mile or two to spare.
Spam E-Mail Typist. Though I
never open any unsolicited e-mails,
I certainly get my share sent to
my Hotmail account. I know this
because these messages are always
sent to my junk mail box which I
check daily because sometimes an
important e-mail from someone
who is contacting me for the first
time will get filtered there. I just
love the all the typos in the subject
line. I don't know the content of
these e-mails but even through the
misspelled and character enhanced
subjects, I can figure it out. I think
this is a job I could do in my sleep.
Just put a pillow by the keyboard,
shut my eyes and begin typing.
Plus, I have experience with typos
in headlines which loosely correlate
to subject lines. Take a good look
at your keyboard. One year I had
Marines collecting toys for some-
thing other than tots. That caught
my attention and made me want to
Yes, I think I am going to pol-
ish up my r6sum6 with some of my
more unique skills. Who cares about
the MBA or 20 years experience in
my field? One never knows when
one will cross over from being in the
minority to being in the majority and
I plan on being ready. Until then...
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Scher Dominates Poker Tables
If the poker crew were to crown
a king, it would have to be Justin
Scher who has bluffed and bet his
way to winning four Texas Hold
'Em 4444 Fun poker tourneys in
the last two weeks. But, the chips
got stacked against him during play
on January 16 at Paddy O'Leary's
when advertising exec and Beach
resident Ashley Chisholm posted
her first ever win at the beach poker
"It was just beginner's luck,"
Chisholm said. "Of course, I won
the game of darts I played that day,
Monday night Texas Hold 'Em
games are hosted at the Sandshaker.
Two dozen players gathered on
Monday, January 11 to play some
cards and chow down on Mike
Wood's Chicken and Dumplings.
Shaker owners Sonny Campbell and
Beverly Boswell treated the group
to a free round of drinks.
Good things continued to hap-
pen when Justin Scher produced
four-of-a-kind to set himself up to
win over Mike Driscoll.
The next Monday night be-
longed to Cassy Cady-Smith who
earned her first win. She outlasted
a field of 17 players which included
Jimmy "JT" Taylor and His High-
ness Tommy Grice.
The results from weekly action
at Paddy O'Leary's are as follows:
1. Scott Carlisle
2. Waldo Defindorfin
1. Justin Scher
2. Father Sean Knox
1. Justin Scher
2. Mike Wood
1. Justin Scher
2. Billie Urquhart
1. Phil Tracy
2. Jamie Lukers
1. Miguel Thompson
2. Mike Wood
1. Ashley Chisholm
2. Phil Tracy
1. Kristin Larmier
2. Jerry Limle
1. David Edwards
2. Josh Rogers
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January 26, 2010
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Jamie Seabrooke won the sixth
grade Spelling Bee at Woodlawn
Beach Middle School on January 7.
He will be representing the school
in the Sandy Sansing Spelling Bee
at PJC competing against other stu-
dents in Santa Rosa County. Jamie is
a Pensacola Beach School graduate.
WEB RANGERS ROCK
The National Parks have a new
program for kids to learn about
natural science and the park system
called WebRangers. If the weather is
too nasty to explore the Gulf Islands
National Seashore, kids of any age
can sign up to be a WebRanger at
www.nps.gov/webrangers. It's free
and you get a secret code word after
you complete a WebRanger adven-
ture online. Be ready to redeem your
secret codes for a reward.
Fourth graders at the Beach
School are welcoming their new
classmate Alanna Bodenhaus who
has moved to the Beach from Idaho.
Students at the Beach School
can really whoop it up at the Pen-
sacola Beach Mardi Gras parade
February 14, since the next day is a
BIG BUCKS FOR BIG KIDS
Escambia County Supervisor
of Elections David Stafford is ac-
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college scholarship to be awarded
this summer by the Florida State
Association of Supervisors of Elec-
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niors or seniors who are majoring
in political science, public or busi-
ness administration, or journalism/
mass communications. Among the
requirements, students must have
maintained a "C" average or above
the previous year, demonstrate
financial need and be registered to
vote. Copies of the application and
full eligibility requirements may
be downloaded from the Supervi-
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Runners Race Across Two
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ish line of the Double Bridge Run, 1500 entries
Saturday, February 6. The 15K run on the most
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Once upon a time, years and
years ago, I use to run. I would
train on a track in New Orleans and
occasionally, a New Orleans Saints
football player would appear on the
track as well. But this isn't about
the New Orleans Saints although I
must say I am forever a fan. Geaux
Saints! Who Dat!
This is about running. I have
jogged a little and run a little, off
and on through the years and would
buy the latest in jogging shoes. Then
the little back pains started, and
I turned to yoga to help alleviate
the twinges; which it did. But the
twinges always came back after a
run and sometimes just walking
created a problem.
Enter two discoveries a won-
derful book entitled "Born To Run"
and hiking boots with composite
toes (steel toe shoe equivalent).
I found "Born To Run" listed
as a must have in the book review
section of a science magazine to
which I subscribe. During the pe-
riod of time I read that book, I had
started wearing my hiking books to
work and had a physical epiphany.
My back was fine. I could no longer
wear the running shoes. The hik-
ing boots were so comfortable and
made my feet and back feel good.
"Born To Run" discussed these very
issues. Feet are made to grip and to
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grab; hence, toes. The feet are made
for firm surfaces not soft bouncing
cushions. Studies have confirmed
that many of the injuries to runners
are caused by the shoes.
So I have tried an alternative
to running shoes and they work.
They're called Five Fingers run-
ning feet. They are made by Vibram.
They look like someone made a
rubber replica of your foot.
Unusual, but really great. I can
run faster and farther and with joy. I
don't know why they are called Five
Fingers; maybe, because you need
to use your fingers to get your toes
inside. The only thing that would be
better is to run barefoot, and trust
me, this gets close.
Save your bare feet for the
beach and try these fingers for your
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Wednesday, JAN 27, 5 p.m.
SRIA boardroom. Open to the
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SRIA Boardroom. Go Irish on the
Island participants must attend.
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Island cooks stirred bubbling pots of spicy concoctions at the Krewe ofJunkanoo Chili Cookoff January
17 at the Sandshaker. Spectators carefully tasted each entry and voted for their favorite. Awards were give
for first, second and third place. The Junkanoos crowned their new royalty King Mike and Queen Leigh
Weaver, who were also the event coordinators.
SRUCH BAE CONTEST
Jeff Goudey has many talents cooking chili is just one
ofthem. The Krewe of Wrecks top guy earned third place
in the Cookoff. His lovely teammate is Wrecks Board
treasurer Melanie Waite who was in charge of the secret
ingredient grilled and seeded, jalapenos.
Back again for the second year, the team Can't Beat Our
Meat, took second prize. Expert cooks who were dressed
in tuxedos and Crocs are Steve Joiner, Kim Joiner, Jay
Cowick, Harold Grosscoff and Dave Dobratz.
Newlyweds Leigh and Mike Weaver are the newly
crowned royalty of the Krewe of Junkanoo. Leigh is a
second generation Junkanoo following the footsteps of
Chris and Becky Shearman. King Mike and Queen Leigh
will ride in the Wrecks parade, February 14.
Tending to the Crew of Havoc's chili pot was hard work.
Steve Mandris of Pace took it all in stride with cold beer
and their signature lime green shirts and matching hats.
The team did not finish in the top three.
Roger Graham is officially the best chili cook on the
beach. He was the People's Choice for best overall
taste. Roger served his chili with mini-corn muffins and
a big unassuming grin. He was awarded a trophy and
bragging rights until next year.
Pensacola Beach resident Pam Lane dressed in her best
Mexican Mardi Gras ensemble to add a dash of excite-
ment to her chili. The former Krewe of Brewe queen
slaved over a hot stove to produce a four alarm entry.
January 26, 2010
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Eliminate The Negative
Somewhere I came across a
prayer that went like this:
Dear Lord, another week of
our Earthly life has just gone
by. During that week we have
done some good ;hi, We have
missed doing some of the ;his',
we should have done. We have
;i. ilht noble ;il.. ,, hl and some
;h. ,,-hl, less than noble. We have
fussed and complained, griped
and grumbled. We have prayed
and praised. We have given com-
pliments and supported others. In
short, we have been amiable and
surly this week just past. What
can we say? We are what we are?
Help us to be increasingly what
we should be. Shape our lives in
this Earth time you have given us.
Lead us toward perfection. Help
us lean toward the light. Fit us
for your everlasting time, soon to
be upon all of us.
As I read that prayer over
again, I began to think of those
events and attitudes that rob us
from being what we should be.
I thought of the fact that, so
often, secondary concerns take
precedence over what should be
of major concern; that we spend
so much time worrying about
things over which we have no
control, and fail to be aware of
all the things of which we do
have a measure of control or
responsibility; we hurt or injure
another by our words or actions
and excuse it by saying, "That's
just the way I am."
Events and circumstances
shape our lives, but the greatest
influence is the way we respond
to everything that happens.
When we are confronted, we of-
ten respond automatically, just
the way we have programmed
ourselves. I wonder how dif-
ferent life would be if we pro-
grammed ourselves to respond
in ways that are respectful of
the opinions of others; if we
leave to others the same respect
that we wish for ourselves; if
we, as the old song went were
to "eliminate the negative and
accentuate the positive." I often
And I keep hoping.
Beach Friends And
The family and friends of Dale
Andersen bid him a final farewell
with a memorial party to honor his
life Thursday, January 14 at the Sa-
bine Sandbar on Pensacola Beach.
Andersen, 64, of Gulf Breeze,
passed away on January 10, after a
Although Andersen was an
Iowa native and an avid Nebraska
football fan, his feet were firmly
planted in the sands of Pensacola
Beach. He owned the Sabine Sand-
bar and was the namesake of Dale's
Big Deck. He was well-known
Family Bid Farewell To Dale Andersen
among his Beach friends for his
shorts, sunglasses and big smile.
Andersen served his country as
a medic in the United States Army
during the Vietnam Era, where he
received a Silver Star, and a Bronze
Star among many other awards.
He was a member of the Krewe
of Bananimals and the Pensacola
He leaves behind many Beach
friends and his loving family; his
parents, Robert and Helen An-
dersen; his wife of twenty years,
Julia Andersen; sons, Derek An-
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Ever hear that old saying, "You
made your bed and now you have to
lie in it,"? Have you had to actually
lay on a bed you made, and wonder
why you made it so hard? Today's
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bed you lay on.
We have more than 16 mat-
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home, plus five in our Texas guest
house, and even more in our shop
located in Round Top, Texas. In fact,
through our work, we actually work
on or "make" over 2000 mattress
sets or "beds" a year, so I am some-
what of an expert on this subject.
Recently, I have discovered one
of the most wonderful bed systems
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it's simply astounding.
First, it's organic. Secondly, it's
reasonably priced in comparison to
the alternative options. Most impor-
tantly, it's comfortable whether you
weigh 120 pounds or 240 pounds.
I decided to write about this
topic because it's important to your
I have found that many of us
haven't taken our personal hygiene
rules to bed with us.
Really! Think about it. You
change your clothes at least once
per day, yet the sheets you sleep on
daily, often get changed only once
per week. Imagine what's under
those sheets and how that build-up
affects your very health.
Did you know -
Nasty little things like dust
mites double the weight of your
Simple things like body cream,
hail gels, sweat, and even perfume
permeate your bedding and your
mattresses, and then...what? They
stay there, and add up, until you
replace the mattress, or clean it with
heat or ultraviolet light. Sunshine
We have plenty of that on the
Beach. Give your mattress some sun
time. No sunscreen needed.
We all know that your health is
effected by the air you breathe. It's
important to apply that knowledge
to the bed you sleep on.
Take time today to assess the
bed you sleep on. How old are the
pillows and mattresses? When was
the last time they were washed or
How often do you change your
sheets? What's under your sheets
and between you and your mattress?
What is your mattress made of?
Is it a chemically made mattress or
a natural one? In fact, what are you
Then, before you run off to buy
new bedding, take time to do some
research. It's not just about how it
feels, but about how it's made, and
how you maintain and care for it
to keep your sleeping environment
clean and safe in the future.
Remember, it's your bed, and
you have to lie in it. So, make it
comfortable, and make your own
health better along the way.
Feel free to email me regarding
the topics that I have discussed in
this article or to find out more about
the mattresses I have discovered.
My email is Pandora @PandoraDe-
Be blessed with rest!
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dersen (Debbie) and Darren An-
dersen (Holly); daughters, Sa-
mantha Flood and Jessica Porter
(Chance); granddaughters, Emma
Rose, Aubrie Dawn, Maiya Hope
and Avery Chance (expected ar-
rival 03/27/2010); brother, Robert
A Funeral Service was held on
January 14 followed by burial at
Bayview Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Dale Andersen
Memorial Fund, 3910 India Cove,
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563.
Get Some Bling At
Hospital Jewelry Sale
It's not too early to think about
your Valentine. The ladies of the
Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary
are hosting a pre Valentine's Pearl
Jewelry Sale, in the Gulf Breeze
Hospital Cafeteria. The sale begins
at 9 a.m. on Monday, February 8
and 7 a.m. on Tuesday, February
9. Proceeds from the sale go to the
care and comfort of the patients.
For more information
about the sale or the Auxil-
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January 26. 2010
reading' the water
by Saltwater Rick
It is quick-
fishing season now that the
holidays are over and the cold
snap has passed, the Pompano
should be showing up in the
Gulf waters anytime. I've seen
a couple of hard core fisherman
braving the breezes out Ft. Pick-
ens way with their nine footers
lining the beach, but, it was too
cold for me.
After my surgery, my knee
still cannot handle walking in
the sand, but, it's getting much
better thanks to the fine folks at
The Andrews Institute's Rehab
Center. By the way, that's the
newest place you can pick up a
copy of Island Times.
I just cannot wait to pull
my boat, the 4FUN, out of the
garage and get in the Sound. The
Speckled Trout are all over the
grass beds and Redfish are the
catch of the day. If you have not
had blackened Redfish you are
missing out on the best the coast
has to offer. Oysters are great
while the waters are cool so fill
The Escarosa Coalition for the
Homeless is partnering with the
Veterans Services Organization in
making a request for household
items, furniture and toiletries to be
used in the first home opened for
homeless veterans in this area.
"They have power, heat and
carpeted floors but need a total of
seven twin beds and bedding for
them. The bathrooms and kitchens
need to be outfitted. They need so-
fas, chairs and dinning room tables
and chairs," said Janis Wilson, Es-
carosa Coalition for the Homeless.
"Basically, everything you would
like to have in your new home.
To donate, please call Janis
Wilson at 850-255-5570 or Johnny
Turvin at 850-339-9028.
up while it's safe.
The new Fishin' regulations
are in the shops and online at
www.MyFWC.com. Make sure
you know what you're doing,
because The Man is watching.
Remember to book your
Ling/Cobia trips soon, the Big
Boats are rigging up. These fine
fish will be making their annual
trip from South Florida to our
part of the Gulf starting in late
March through early May. As
they migrate north, they follow
the beach and swim near the
surface. During the season you
can see dozens of boats with
ling towers bobbing along in the
Gulf. You need a high vantage
point to spot the fish.
Once spotted, you cast your
bait. Live eels are the most
popular bait, but live blue crabs,
catfish, and artificial lures are
also used. They will give you a
fight. Can't wait.
The fish are out there. So,
do yourself a favor and go fish-
ing. And take a kid with you.
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Homegrown anglers and visiting fishermen know what a bounty we have here
in Northwest Florida. The Gulf, Bay and Sound to fish in, along with a fine col-
lection of rivers make this a rich environment. The above photo was snapped
after a day's worth of fishing in South Florida years ago. Small Kings and
dolphin were all the hapless angler brought to the dock. Get your gear ready,
it won't be long before the fishing gets hot here.
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BEST SEAFOOD SHR IMP!
Fresh Gulf seafood charbroiled over flaming Gulf shrimp served scampi style, barbecued,
hardwood fires beer batter fried, or steamed in beer
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