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Volume VI, Number 1 Pensacola Beach, Florida May 4, 2010



Happy y9Mother's Day... times two




36






Meri Asmar has earned
top awards in competitive ,
sporting events, has a
distinguished record in li
service to the community I -
and has earned accolades -
in professional
achievement, but that all
pales by comparison to
the joy of
being called Mom.
Island Times is pleased to
honor Meri Asmar as our
2010 Mother of the Year..
Her story is on page 2.

Meri, and her nine-month-old
twins, Sawyer and Lily.
Photo by Shawn Bumgarner
of Gypsy Isle Photography -







Energetic Beach Mom Does It All


Two tiny pieces were missing
in the storybook romance of Meri
and Joel Asmar. How could that be?
After all, the Island Times Mother
of the Year had it all. She had won
many awards for her volunteer
work in Pensacola, was pursuing
a distinguished career, and most
important of all, she was enjoying a
wonderful life on Pensacola Beach
with her dear husband Joel. And did
we mention that she was a triathlete,
who competes in world class events
such as the Ironman, and the World
Championships in Australia. She
had run the New York City and
Boston Marathons.
Meri and Joel were free and
unfettered, free to roam the world,
restrained only by the demands of
the important careers they followed.
What could possibly be missing?
That question was easily an-
swered by Meri when she said her
proudest achievement was bringing
her twins Sawyer Elias and Lily Mad-
eline into the world on July 15 in 2009.
"Being a mom is the best thing
I have ever done in my life," Meri
said. "It totally completes me. I
never knew what I was missing,
but now I know. I have found out.
Right now, Joel and I are having
the time of our lives. That's after
years of playing, doing whatever we
wanted fishing, traveling, training
and going to FSU football games
for years. Those were the 'us' years.
However, it just keeps getting better
and better."
Having twins has curtailed a


few of their activities such as taking
long trips, but they just take their
kids with them when they cruise
around the Beach. They are regu-
lars are Peg Leg's and the Grand
Marlin and have even been to the
Sandshaker. Sonny didn't bother to
card them. After all, not many of the
underage people who try to sneak in
the Sandshaker bring their parents.
In the nine months of their
lives, Sawyer and Lily have visited
Santa on the Boardwalk, gone to the
Mardi Gras parade, and the Christ-
mas parade. They have been surf
fishing and watched a half mara-
thon. When they were four-weeks-
old they went to the reenactment
of the DeLuna Landing where they
were blessed by the Bishop.
"Whatever is happening on the
Beach, they havebeenthere," Meri says.
These twins are absorbing the
wonders of the Beach where they will
grow up and attend the Beach School,
according to their energetic mom.
A highlight for Meri was a trip
to the North Georgia mountains to
celebrate her fortieth birthday. The
twins were ten-weeks-old and Joel
and Meri hiked with the babies in
carriers.
Meri is teaching her children
the grandeur of nature, and a couple
of other things you can't hold in
your hand.
"I hope to teach them self-
respect and respect of others," Meri
said. "I hope to give them all the
love I can, so they, in turn, can love
others and treat them properly; and


to love themselves enough to take
care of themselves mind, body
and soul."
Meri admits to knowing how to
pack 25 hours into a day. She says
she always wanted to stay busy.
"I have the confidence that I
can juggle everything, multi-task
and never doubt I can get it all
done."
However, she also reveals that
her mother, who lives in Pensacola,
comes out everyday to help the
Nanny with the children.
She also says much of the time
she spent working out in the past
has been dedicated to Sawyer and
Lily. To give you an idea, she used
to ride her bike one hundred miles
every Saturday and 30 to 50 miles
several times during the week. Now,
she rides a 16 mile loop around Ft.
Pickens once a week.
Meri has worked at the Lewis
Bear Company for 15 years where
she is the Human Resources direc-
tor. She also coordinates consumer
awareness and responsible drinking


programs. She was formerly the
employment manager at Baptist
Hospital where she started working
directly after graduating from FSU.
She is still volunteering as a
member of the Board of the United
Way where she won awards for her
numerous services. She was also a
mentor and an active member of Big
Brothers Big Sisters. Many have
been the recipients of her organi-
zational skills and hands on work.
We would have liked to in-
terview the twins, but their mom
says all they can say is "Mama and
Dada." Fortunately, one said Mama
and the other said Dada on the same
day. This indicates they are already
exhibiting diplomacy.
Another trait they have devel-
oped on their own is a "what are we
doing next" attitude whenever they
are awake.
"I wonder where they got that
from?" Meri asks in mock disbelief.
The Asmar twins were born on
the Wednesday, following the Blue
Angels Air Show last year. So, this


year, and in all the years yet to come,
they will celebrate their birthdays on
Blue Angels weekend.
And most of the other 364
days, they will celebrate the unique
lifestyle Meri and Joel are providing
for them.
Most moms have a defining
moment to tell about their mother-
hood. It occurred early for Meri
while she was still in the hospital.
Lily was crying and she reached
over to pick her up and hug her.
"She immediately stopped
crying," said Meri. "And I thought,
wow, I'm really a mom now and this
is magical... magical that I can con-
sole her. Then I felt this incredible
bond like this is the greatest thing I
have ever done in my life."
The Island Times is honored
and proud to present Meri Asmar,
motherof twins, as our 2010 Mother
of the Year. She is pursuing a fine
career, and participating in incred-
ible athletic events. But, still, she
is like all Beach mothers; the kids
come first. Always.


Musicians Gather To Support Wetlands Fundraiser


Paradise Bar and Grill will host Network and Voice of the Wetlands.
a colorful cast of musicians and A wetlands photo exhibition show-
photographers at the Black Tide casing the natural beauty and fragile
Blues Bash, Friday, May 7 from 6 nature of the area will be on display.
to 10 p.m. The exhibition is hosted by Louisi-
Musicians from the Gulf Coast ana photographers Zack Smith and
Blues Society, along with Josh Monique Verdin.
Garrett and the Bottomline, will "It is readily apparent after the
appear at the Gulf Coast wetlands recent events in the Gulf that our
awareness event, Black Tide Blues waterfront communities are inter-
Bash, to benefit the Gulf Restoration woven and eco-linked," said Verdin,


a former Pensacola Beach resident.
"We are hosting this evening of
music and art to raise awareness
about the shrinking Louisiana wet-
lands, and its fragile ecosystem. It
is important to us all."
For more information about the
wetlands, visit www.healthygulf.net
or www.voiceofthewetlands.org.
Paradise Bar and Grill is located at
21 Via de Luna.


Oil Spill Looms In Gulf, SRIA Prepares The Island


Published every other Tuesday
SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, PUBLISHER
Post Office Box 844
Gulf Breeze, FL 32562
850-916-5258

islandtimes@bellsouth.net
www.MylslandTimes.com
No portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher


Santa Rosa Island Author-
ity officials spent all weekend at
the Escambia County Emergency
Operations Center monitoring the
oil slick created by the April 20
Deepwater Horizons Oil Spill in
the Gulf of Mexico. At press time,
it was estimated that the oil slick
could potentially reach Santa Rosa
Island by mid-week.
"We will have lifeguards pa-
trolling the shoreline beginning
Monday night," said SRIA Execu-
tive Director Buck Lee. "They will
report the first sight or smell of the


crude oil. This is so we can react water where oil is present.
immediately when the oil arrives." "The Gulf water will be closed
According to to swimming if the
Lee, oil booms oil arrives," said Lee.
have already been "We do not know
ordered for Little %S Jwhen that will hap-
Sabine Lagoon, pen or for how long
LaFitte Cove, it will be closed."
EPA Island and "" -- All official
Big Sabine to pro- Workers load protective booms Escambia Disaster
tect the sensitive onto boats headed to Santa Rosa Response notifica-
sea grasses and Island on May 1. tions, and volun-
wildlife. teer opportunities
Escambia County has issued will be posted online at www.
warnings to stay away from any MvIslandTimes.com.


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Island Times


May 4, 2010




May 4,2010 Island Times PAGE 3


Barefoot on the Beach


By Jane Waters Cooper 16


It was a surreal time. Ivan had
delivered a knock out punch to the
thriving island paradise of Pen-
sacola Beach. Sticks and stones lay
in the sand, grim reminders of the
hotels, homes, businesses, schools
and churches that once were there. It
was a no man's or no woman's land
of people scurrying around franti-
cally trying to get insurance pay-
ments and find reliable contractors.
In the midst of the chaos, the
family who had been producing
a newspaper on Pensacola Beach
from 1979 to 1995 was considering
getting back in the harness. There
was no newspaper once again, just
as there hadn't been one in 1979.
The climate was hardly ideal
to start a business, let alone a news-
paper, only eight months after the
storm had hit.
Journalists who publish small
newspapers are usually not big on
market analysis, what's happen-
ing on Wall Street, or why a huge
percentage of businesses fail in the
first five years. They did take one
step which gave them the courage
to begin their project. They talked
to successful Beach business people
- McGuire, Scott and Kristin Am-
berson, and Fred Simmons. They
all agreed that a newspaper was a
necessity on the Beach and they


Following the April 20 explo-
sion and resulting oil spill from
the Deepwater Horizon Rig, the
Escambia County Board of County
Commissioners passed a resolu-
tion on April 28, requesting that
all resources be made available to
offset damages the oil spill could
create for our water, beaches, en-
vironmental resources and local
economy. Escambia County Emer-
gency Management and Natural
Resources staff and the Santa Rosa
Island Authority are monitoring the
evolving situation.
The Oil Pollution Act of 1990
created the Oil Spill Liability Trust
Fund, which provides up to one bil-
lion dollars per incident in oil spill
response and recovery, including


committed to advertising support.
Based on their commitments, Shel-
ley Johnson ignored all other nega-
tive, depressing, tragic signposts
which stood in her way.
These business owners were
her one link to the business world.
All the rest would be up to her.
The first edition of Island
Times appeared on May 11, 2005.
It was a colorful 16 page tab,
chocked full of Beach news. Shel-
ley, relying on her credentials she
absorbed while working for The
Islander Newspaper, never looked
back. She had everything she need-
ed to produce a fine product. But,
would she succeed in the boggy
climate of a sluggish and battered
island? She could and she did. You
will see Shelley everywhere from
a ninetieth birthday party to the
demanding SRIA meetings. When
she is in her office, she is email-
ing, telephoning, designing pages
and ads, and writing. When she is
out, she is taking photos, taking
notes, scooping up information,
and having a ball with her friends
on the Beach she loves. Newspa-
pering, however, is oftentimes, a
lonely kind of life. But that does
not bother Shelley.
Shelley makes everything easy
for her readers. Have you noticed


economic recovery. Businesses, in-
cluding hoteliers, sport fishing char-
ters, watersports rental companies,
and others that may be negatively
impacted are asked to keep detailed
profit and loss records and track any
cancellations, should a claim need
to be presented.
Escambia County has set up a
web site, www.EscambiaDisaster-
Response.com,with links to the
latest details.

Contact information is as follows:
To report oiled wildlife, call
1-866-557-1401.
To report oiled shoreline, call
1-866-448-5816.
To request volunteer information,
call 1-866-448-5816.


you never have to read a "jumped"
story which starts on one page and
ends on another? That's a fine edit-
ing trick.
Shelley enjoys the high profile
of some talented columnists Kathi
Lewis, Candace Segar, Liz Hewson,
Pandora de Balthazar, Joe Stukey,
Reverend Chuck Randle, Saltwater
Rick and Barefoot. Each offers his
or her own spirited brand of Beach
humor and serious thoughts. And
the paper is expertly distributed by
a very conscientious Sandi Johnson.
Pensacola Beach has taken
giant strides in the last five years.
Restoration is nearly complete.
New elegant places have opened or
are about to open. Record breaking
crowds storm the Beach toll gate.
We are entering a Golden Age,
whether we like it or not.
And the "little paper that could"
has packed a play-by-play account
of optimism and success into its
pages.
Did it do what it promised? Did
it put a smile on the face of Pen-


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Although you may think other-
wise from the previous accounting
of the Island Times saga, this news-
paper is not about us. It's all about
you the readers and the advertisers.
Where would we be without you?
No where. We would not exist.
The number of readers and their
whereabouts has expanded tremen-
dously in five years. There is a long
list of subscribers who pay first class
postage to receive the paper which
is distributed at no charge. Lots of


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folks choose to read it online. By
the way, the Island Times is the only
newspaper from Escambia County
to be retained in the archives at
the University of Florida's digital
library.
Of course, there are people
from all over Northwest Florida
who get a real taste of the Beach
from reading Island Times.
So, faithful readers and loyal
advertisers, this newspaper is all
yours. Happy Birthday to all of you.
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OUTRAGEOUSLY GOOD
The Food Network featured
McGuire's gourmet hamburgers last
week on a segment of Outrageous
Foods. It was fun to see host Aaron
McCargo's face when the garbage
burger was served, but more fun see-
ing Molly, McGuire, Amy, Bill and
Jim Martin on network television.
Beach resident Debra Patroni made
her television debut, too.
HATS OFF TO RICK
Janie and Rick Uzdevenes were
fishing aboard the 4Fun near Range
Point when a yellow ball cap caught
Rick's eye, so he threw it in the boat
and they headed home. Rick re-
turned the well-worn hat, which had
Key Sailing emblazoned upon the
front, to owner Kirk Newkirk. Kirk
was surprised to see it, since it flew
off his head during the last sailing
race. It is now his lucky cap. Look
for the lucky yellow hat during the
upcoming SeaBuoy Regatta, May 8.
BE CAREFUL
Barry Shuck, whose daughter
was recently injured while crossing
Pensacola Beach Blvd. as a pedes-
trian, asks all motorists to use cau-
tion. The only pedestrian crosswalk
on Pensacola Beach controlled by a
signal is at the one traffic light; all
others are designated by signs. The
speed limit in the core area is 30
miles per hour. Please be courteous
and slow down.
MUFFIN MEMORIES
Al and Jean Thibodeaux keep
up with Beach news at home in
New Orleans through Island Times.
They consider Portofino their home-
away-from-home and are pleased
to see new restaurants opening on
the Island. But, alas, they miss the
Muffin Girl from Jubilee with her


basketful of delicate chocolate,
lemon and poppyseed muffins. So
they posed this question, "Does
anyone have the recipe for the fa-
mous Jubilee muffins? Perhaps June
Guerra will let us in on the secret.
PUBLISHED ARTIST
Pensacola Beach Fourth Grader
Zofia Uszok is a bona fide artist. Her
art work was published in the April
2010 "ASK" magazine for kids.
Zofia is an honor roll student at the
Beach School.
UNLEASHED
Longtime Beach resident Yoko
Jemison has noticed a few stray
dogs on the beach lately. One black
lab got hauled into town but was
reunited with his beach family.
Yoko fears that unwanted pets are
being abandoned on the island. If
you see a stray dog, report it to the
Escambia County Animal Shelter,
850-595-3075.
SMOKELESS LOIS
Lois Jernigan, who participated
in the American Cancer Society's
Relay for Life events, has given up
smoking. She has a faux cigarette
as a prop, but she hasn't had a real
smoke for three months. She set
such a good example, Jerry Limle,
quit, too. Good job!
CANAL ZONERS
The Panama Canal may never
be the same. Cruising the locks were
Beach friends Ella Hess, Ted Pence,
Art and Charlyle Parrish and Nancy
and Jim Kittel. Nancy promises to
send a photo soon.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
Happy Mother's Day to all the
hardworking moms on Pensacola
Beach including our own Island
Times moms Jane, Shelley, Kathi,
Liz and Sandi; and Aunt Dux.


Chrissy Cook is one win
away from knighthood. She was
the first to push the send button
to answer the last two trivia ques-
tions correctly. While her fellow
trivia players were mulling over
their answers, hers had arrived at
the Island Times office. The Trivia
Master had asked for the name of
the teacher in the photo on the
front page of the first Island Times,
published five years ago. It was
Margie Pitts who was, and still is,
the fifth grade teacher at the Beach
School. Actually, the first correct
answer came from the subject her-
self, who wrote, "It's me!"
Sorry, Ms. Pitts, but the rules
say you are ineligible.
The only other correct answer
was submitted by Dr. Francis Albert.
His answer arrived 47 and one-half
hours after the winner.
Sir Morrie Drees, tarnished his


image somewhat with two answers.
He knew it was the fifth grade
teacher, but named Marie Wright
and then Melanie Hinson. Thought-
ful tries, Sir.
Chrissy says she does not
know how she remembered the
name. It just came to her from out
of nowhere. She now has two fa-
mous Island Times t-shirts.
Villa Sabine resident, Lila
Cox, wants to be the Trivia Master
for the Day. Lila says four of the
six elected SRIA Board members


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Sunday, May 9 Mother's Day

Tuesday, May 11


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Fri, May 14 & Sun, May 16


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Saturday, May 15

Monday, May 17


all lived in Villa Sabine. Two lived
elsewhere on the Island.
Can you name the two who did
not live in Villa Sabine? If you are
the first to email the correct answer,
you will get an Island Times t-shirt
of your very own.
The rules are the same. Email
your answer with "trivia" in the
subject line to isLnidtIiics bcII-
south.net. Be sure to include your
name and phone number with your
answer. The deadline to respond is
Tuesday, May 11.


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Pensacola Beach
850-916-5087

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for cars, bikes
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Fundraiser &
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Keep the Hurricanes Away
June 5 at 4 PM
Paradise Bar and Grill
Bring your gris gris, good
luck and voodoo charms
to put at the Wooly Booger
Altar at 5 PM


Calling all SOBs! We have received a request from First
Sergeant Matt Drees to supply a "goody" package once a
month. Matt has 140 soldiers in his unit. The following items
are on our list to send over the course of the next year while
they are deployed: Cookies, especially homemade; candy,
homemade jerky, sunscreen and lotions. Call Kathi Lewis
at 206-7257. She is coordinating the effort.


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May 4,2010 Island Times PAGE 5


Chamber Looks At Bright Future

New Website, Display Launch Group Into Digital Age


Rick Cantin, treasurer of the
Pensacola Beach Chamber of
Commerce, brought a report to
the Chamber Board which was
music to their ears at the April
20 meeting.
"Looking through the finan-
cials, the Chamber seems to be in
a good place," Cantin said.
Nc\\ members in the first
three months of this year as re-
flected in dues collections have
more than tripled over last year,"
commented Jeff Elbert, Chamber
president.
Their solid financial situ-
ation is allowing the Chamber
to go forward with new projects
including the Chamber's web-
site. The site, www.pensacola-
beachchamber.com, will launch
this week.
The Chamber Board dis-


cussed the matter of safety from
thefts and other problems on the
Beach.
Elbert indicated that he
would like to speak to the San-
ta Rosa Island Authority and
County Commissioners about
the funding necessary to bring
adequate numbers of deputies to
support public safety.
"As business people on the
island, we need to consider that
funding to the Sheriff's Depart-
ment be adequate to support
the continued safe environment
on Pensacola Beach that we all
enjoy. This is the economic en-
gine of Escambia County, so we
should be investing and main-
taining adequate protection,"
Elbert said.
Maureen LaMar, executive
director, reported that the Cham-


ber volunteers earned $525 in
tips by serving at the Crawfish
Festival at Bamboo Willie's.
This does not include the extra
donation that Bamboo Willie's
will give the Chamber.
Nan Harper, events chair-
man, told the Board that the
co-chairs of Taste of the Beach
would be Renee Mack, Paradise
Grill and Jesse Brown of Native
Caf6.
The full membership meet-
ing of the Chamber will be
Tuesday, May 25 at 8:30 a.m. at
Days Inn. Business After Hours
will be the same day at 5:30 p.m.
at Island Realty.


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Mon Thurs
Friday


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LOBBY CLOSED FROM 1-3 PM EACH
DAY. DRIVE UP OPEN DURING ALL
BANKING HOURS.


After Sundown


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.
crabswegotem.com

PARADISE BAR AND GRILL
A little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with
its own private white sand beach. Pull up a rattan stool. Cold beer.
Live Music. Exotic Libations. Friendly locals. Lunch and Dinner
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.
850-916-5087.
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 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
www.flounderschowderhouse.com


visit these island restaurants,
pubs and bistros for fun
after the sun sinks into the sea



PEGLEG PETE'S
Ahoy, Matey. You've found a Pensacola Beach treasure.
Pirates welcome. Fresh Gulf seafood served in the galley or
outside on the awning covered deck. Glass front bar overlooks
LaFitte Cove. All kinds of oysters. Live lobster. Gumbo. Dinner
specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and burgers for Landlub-
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Look for the Jolly Rogers flying over the west end of the
Island at 1010 Fort Pickens Road. We're here everyday at 11.
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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

SANDSHAKER LOUNGE
The "World Famous Sandshaker"- a Pensacola Beach Tradition
since 1973. It's the Home of the Original Bushwacker and has been
selling this signature drink for over 30 years. The Shaker was the 1 st
bar on the Beach to offer this tasty frozen concoction. Live Music
Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun. Karaoke Tues & Wed. Poker & BARE Nite on
Monday. T-Shirt Nite on Thursday. Check out our new Shaker Shop
for great island wear, jewelry & gifts. Across from the Boardwalk.
Open 10 am 3 am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshaker.com

NATIVE CAFE
Open at 7:30 a.m. seven days a week. Owned and operated by
friendly natives serving locally produced seafood and delicacies.
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 whimsical
works. Serving breakfast and lunch everyday; Dinner Fri and Sat.
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T) on Beach Fishing Mission


On Mother's Day, please re-
member to thank the wonderful
Mothers in our military who are
serving our Country in other parts
of the world. These women sacrifice
on a daily basis in ways that I don't
even want to imagine. I can barely
stand being 'slightly uncomfortable'
and yet these brave women volun-
teer to serve, knowing they will be
separated from home, family and
all that is familiar. Now... imagine
what a package from home means
to these people.
There are approximately 40
women and 100 men serving under
First Sgt. Matt Drees and he has
asked the Sisters of the Beach to
send packages for him to share.
That may be a bit much even for
the mighty SOBs. Well, not really,
it just means we may need a wee bit
more help. We considered sending
one package once a month but with
that many people, I don't think that
will be enough. This is all happen-
ing on trial and error since we have
no idea how long it takes to reach its
destination or how well it's gonna
travel. However, we hope to have
the first "gifts from home" box in
the mail soon.
The SOBs will likely be seek-
ing donations and we know we can
count on support from our commu-
nity and Beach family. It's a small
thing we can do that can have a huge
impact in the life of these extraordi-
nary men and women.
I almost feel guilty for having
so much fun at the last COLORS
which was held at the Sandshaker,
April 15. I met a lot of new people
who expressed interest in joining
us for the next gathering. It's easy
enough to do. Just put on your
colorful stuff and we'll meet at the
Sabine Sandbar on Dale's Big Deck.
That's on May 15, from 5 7 p.m.
Don't forget to bring your old pho-
tos for instant scanning!
But before that happens, I'll be
celebrating with hubby Bill who hits
the big "60" on May 8. Yeah, he's
a "Mother's Day Baby" and some
years we have celebrated both on
the same day. I think this year I'll
let him have his own day.


Bill asked for (and received)
an IPOD this past Christmas. Can
you believe the size of these things?
Yeah, it's about the size of a credit
card (and costs about the same, too).
So, now he's really cool. He's got
his IPOD, earplugs in, puttering
around.
For his birthday he asked for
a "boom box size thing" so he can
plug in his IPOD!
What's up with that? Maybe
it's just me, but I'mthinking, "Okay,
you wanted the little tiny thing and
now you want a bigger box with
bigger speakers to put the little tiny
thing in?" But didn't we already
have the boom box?
I get confused with all this new
technology. However, I can still go
with him to the store so he can show
me what it is he wants.
Thanks goodness, cooking
has not changed, so I still know
something about cooking and I've
got a recipe guaranteed to make
any Mother's Day the best yet!
One of my favorite Moms, Elaine
Mitchell, agreed to share this with
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Rain could not dampen the spirits of the Pensacola Beach Elk's Lodge
Team at the April 23 Cancer Society's Relay For Life at Gulf Breeze High
School. Among the top three highest earning teams, these ladies participated in
auctions and raised funds with craft sales. Ready for action in their beaded ta-ta
covers are (front row, L to R): Christie Davidson, Sandy Huggins, Millie Davis,
Debbie Dotson, Dee Riley and Sherry McReynolds. Back row is team mascot
Jerry Limle and Lois Jernigan. The event was later cancelled due to weather.


Forty service members from
all military branches will become
offshore anglers on Thursday, May
13 during the Military Fishing Trip
coordinated by retired Marine Corps
Major Jim Knell. The third annual
fishing excursion aboard The Enter-
tainer will leave Pensacola Beach
Marina at 7 a.m. and return for a
dockside awards party and fish fry
at 2 p.m.
"This has grown each year,"
said Knell, who is a Beach resident.
"It is a pleasure to work with the
Beach Chamber and some very
generous sponsors to host this day
of fishing."
Beach residents and business
owners are encouraged to be on
deck when The Entertainer ties
up. Show your American spirit,
by greeting the anglers. Wear red,
white and blue and line the dock
with waving American flags at 2
p.m. May 13.
After the military personnel
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featured dish at the dockside fish
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will be served by volunteers from
the Pensacola Beach Woman's Club.
The American Legion will present
the colors and the awards ceremony
will follow. The Hooters Girls will
make a special appearance.
Trophies and gift certificates
will be awarded to the service
members with the top three biggest
fish, the smallest fish and the top
female angler. The winning branch
of service will be recognized.
"This creates a competition
onboard," said Knell. "It's all part
of the fun."
Boogie, Inc. will provide the
music with a special patriotic se-
lection dedicated to each branch
of service.
This event is to honor the ac-
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Appreciation Month.
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Lease Fee Hike Garners Second Look


The ten percent increase in
the residential lease fees wasn't on
the Committee agenda but did not
escape scrutiny at the Santa Rosa
Island Authority at meetings on
April 28.
Questions concerning the pass-
ing of the increase based on the
Consumer Price Index at the last
full board meeting came from Board
member Dr. Thomas Campanella
during a discussion of the upcoming
budget workshop schedule.
"The increase came before us
as an addition to the agenda under
the guise that it needed to be put in
the budget. Now we find the budget
process does not conclude until
August," said Campanella.
Campanella chastised staff say-
ing that things need to go to com-
mittee first. Not just show up at the
Full Board meeting.
Citing the fact that his con-
stituents are not too happy about the
raise. Campanella asked for the staff
to explain the proposed uses for the
increased lease fees. He was told by
staff that the money would be used
to 1) paint the Beach Ball water
tower, 2) put in back flow preven-
ters, 3) work on the tennis courts,
and 4) upgrade and advertise the
proposed trolley and tram service,
in accordance with the Master Plan.
None of these items were dis-
cussed at the Full Board meeting.
"We were not informed well
enough," said Campanella.
Board member Vernon Prather
noted that he was the only one who
voted against the fee hike.
"In two minutes time we
opened people's wallets and took
the money out. I would have pre-
ferred more information and discus-
sion for a better result. I think we
should rescind that vote, and look
at it based on the budget analysis."
The committee approved the
budget workshop dates of July
28, August 11 and August 25. The
budget will be sent to the County
Commission on August 26.
No action was taken on the fee
hike vote.
Guy Olano, who recently
opened Castaways, brought a re-
quest to the Development and
Leasing Committee which created


safety problems, according to Beach
Safety Director Bob West.
Olano wants to sublease the
area behind the Circle K to provide
new amenities and beach rentals.
"There are already a lot of
boats out there," West said. "The
area is popular with parents and
small kids."
He noted that there are cur-
rently at least two wave runner
accidents per summer.
The Committee voted to ap-
prove the request, but allow non-
motorized watercraft only.
Owners of the Dog House
Deli on Via de Luna thought the
members of the Development and
Leasing Committee were barking
up the wrong tree when they granted
permission to vendor Hall Harris to
place five thatched roof tables at his
food concession located at the Ft.
Pickens gate.
The Committee approved the
Harris request in spite of the objec-
tions of Nathan Holler.
Holler reminded the committee
that his father started the Dog House
Deli in Pensacola thirty-three years
ago. He said his dad made a request
to the SRIAin 1980 to have a vend-
ing business and was turned down.
Hal Harris' Beach Buns and
Dawgs is open only during the
warm months of the year. The next
opportunity to bid on an SRIA
mobile vendor's license will be in
18 months.
"I believe there is a double
standard," Holler said. "We have
suffered through the winter. We
knew it would be slow, but we did
not know how slow. We will have
to work long hours this summer to
make it up."
Board member Vernon Prather
commented that the Harris opera-
tion is well outside the core area and
that he provides a good service.
Members Prather, Dave Pav-
lock, and Tammy Bohannon voted
unanimously to approve the instal-
lation of five picnic tables. Arequest
to serve alcohol at the establishment
has been tabled.
During a discussion of bridge
toll fees, it was revealed that toll
keepers have issued 1550 IOUs to
people coming on the Island in the


last 15 months who did not have a
dollar to pay the toll.
Most of the offenders were
from Pensacola with a figure of
528, followed by Gulf Breeze 374;
Milton, 57; Cantonment, 40; Pace,
25; Navarre, 20; Mobile, 20; and
Pensacola Beach, 11.
The people who did not have
the fee, were given an IOU for
$1.50.
Buck Lee, SRIA executive di-
rector, said he felt that they should
be asked to turn around and leave
instead of receiving the $1.50 bill
which is time consuming and inef-
fective.
Matt Mooneyham, director of
developmental services, said there
is money in the toll facility budget
to hire a deputy to crack down on
offenders.
"There is a state law and pen-
alty of $500 for failure to pay atoll,"
said Mooneyham.
A new committee was formed
and an old committee was given the
opportunity to change at the meet-
ing. The new committee is for the
Master Plan and Core Area Redevel-
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of developmental services; Dave
Pavlock, former County Commis-
sioner who has worked at this level
before; and Dave Symanski, Gulf
Breeze assistant city manager.
Dr. Campanella asked that this
item be placed on the Full Board
agenda. He did not understand why
a Gulf Breeze representative should
be on the Island Authority commit-
tee. Chairman Tammy Bohannon
said it was at the suggestion of
Interim County Administrator Larry
Newsom.
A thank you letter will be sent
to each member of the Steering
Committee, which had been formed
to participate in the Master Planning
process. They will be given the op-
tion of resigning or remaining on
the committee.
Good news came to the Com-
mittee when the representatives
from Bank of America said they
wanted to sponsor three Bands
on the Beach concerts. The cost
is $1500 per concert. Staff is now
reviewing a way Beach businesses
could be offered a reduced rate for


sponsorship.
Lee gave an update on the Oil
Spill in Louisiana which was pos-
ing a threat to beaches along the
Gulf Coast.
"We will see what happens and
monitor this spill," Lee said.
The next meeting of the SRIA
will be the Full Board at 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, May 12. All meetings
are open to the public.


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SONGSTERS AND ARTISTS
The music and art departments
at the Beach School are hosting a
Spring Fling, Friday, May 14 be-
ginning at 6 p.m. at the Boardwalk.
Students will perform at the Am-
phitheater and activity booths such
as fish prints, bead making, pottery
and sand art will be set up along
the Boardwalk. A nominal charge
to participate at each activity booth
will be donated to the Beach School
music and art programs.
STEP UP TO BIG SCHOOL
Kindergarten registration
at Pensacola Beach Elementary
School is set for Friday, May 7 at 10
a.m. The orientation takes one hour
and lunch will be served at 11 a.m.
Parents need to bring the following
documents: birth certificate, physi-
cal exam, immunization record,
proof of residency, and the child's
social security card.
LET THE SUN SHINE
The Fourth Grade Sunshine
Math Team is comprised of the
following students who study and
compete throughout the year: Avery
Gibson, Zofia Uszok, Lauren Stokes
and Katelyn Stahl.
ACCOMPLISHED READERS
Two Beach School Students are
being recognized for earning over
200 Accelerated Reader points this
year. Students take a comprehen-
sion test after reading each book to
earn the points. Shelby Dunne has
accumulated 245 point and Abby
Jacobs earned 200 points.
WINNING SPEAKERS
Fifth grader Kylie Finkbone
and Fourth Grader Macy Mateer
represented Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School at the County level
in the Tropicana Speech Contest,
April 26. They both earned third
places in their respective age divi-
sions. Other students who were
honored at the classroom level were
Abby Jacobs, Zofia Uszok, Avery
Gibson, Lauren Stokes, Meredith
McCurdy, Patrick Seigh and Blair
Amberson.
BIG WEEK
Fourth grader Kelsey Gallagher
was recognized at the Pensacola
Beach Yacht Club Preemie Cup
Auction April 15 for her winning


artwork for this year's race t-shirt.
The shirt featured her signed art on
the front. The multi-talented Kelsey,
who is a member of the Pensacola
Children's Chorus, performed with
Broadway star Ashley Brown at the
Saenger Theater recently.
TALLY
Fourth grade students made
their annual trip to see first hand
how the state government is run.
Susan McLeod traveled with her
Beach School students to the Tal-
lahassee State Capitol, April 22
with side trips to the Mission and
the Caves at Marianna. Rep. Dave
Murzin hosts the student tour.
HONOR STUDENTS
Island Times congratulates
the following students who earned
honor roll status at Gulf Breeze
Schools during the third nine week
grading period:
Middle School
A Honor Roll: Sixth grade
- Jace Amberson, Lia Lampone,
Emily Larsen, Gage Smith, Marley
Taylor, and Hannah Watson. Sev-
enth grade Jett Crowdis, Savannah
Crowdis, William Green, Duncan
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- Jacob Baldwin, Chad Brandon,
Sara Burnett, Shelby Christensen,
Megan Cronin, Shane Imm, Anna
Larsen, Jacob Scarberry and Rob-
ert Wright. Seventh grade Ty-
ler Christiansen, Zane Gill, Jon
Grigsby and Savannah McCleary.
Eighth grade Reghan Elliott,
Cate Hodges, Stephanie Moraes,
Molly O'Donovan, Mitchell Rob-
bins, Kimberly Stilson, and Bailey
Trzcinski.
High School
A Honor Roll: Ninth grade -
Patrick Dunne, Adam Foley, and
Kendall Hoover. Juniors Jennifer
Dolfie, Shelby Hobbs, Brianna Pau-
lus, Bailey Rinke, and Elle Wade.
Senior Marc Sessa.
A-B Honor Roll: Freshmen
- Maylee Crockford, Kyle Fogel,
Madison Murphy, Eric Post, and
Oceane Zielger. Sophomore John
Baldwin. Juniors Gus Anastopou-
lo, Thomas Lampone, Cassie Lane,
Michelle Moraes, and Caroline
Waghalter. Seniors Omarin Kali-
Baines, Brad Foley, and George
Weisnicht.
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every square foot of Ft. Pickens
after camping there for more than
15 years. She is an avid outdoors
gal and her license plate reads,
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Ramsey Joins Beach School Staff


Alice Aman Ramsey is back
on the Beach and was approved by
the Pensacola Beach School Board
of Directors as the newest addition
to their staff during their April 26
meeting. Ramsey, who lived on the
Beach from 1974 to 1986, worked
previously as a Speech Therapist
at Gulf Breeze Middle School. She
replaces Kyle Merk who resigned.
The Board discussed spring-
time projects which included every-
thing from renovation to baseball.
Board president Todd McCurdy
noted that the air conditioning units,
playground fence and the gazebo
could use a coat of paint.
"Perhaps since we have the
money we should consider making
necessary repairs and protection
to the equipment," said Julie Fritz,
Board member. "The environment is
tough on metal and wood as well."
The Board approved further
painting and repair projects.
In his principal's report, Jeff
Castleberry said that as part of the
Scoops Reading Challenge, the
Beach School students will receive
tickets to the Pelicans Baseball
game June 3.


"If the school redeems 100
percent of their tickets, then we
could be eligible to win $10,000,"
said Castleberry.
Beach School parent Kris-
tin Amberson is coordinating the
project.
The popularity of the Beach
School grows and students are in-
quiring about enrollment for next
year.
"There is a limited number of
places available for each grade,"
said Castleberry. "We have 32 kids
signed up for fourth grade and 19
for next year's kindergarten class."
Kindergarten registration and


orientation will be Friday, May 7
at 10 a.m.
"Students will be given a class-
room tour," said Jennifer Neal, kin-
dergarten teacher. "Parents should
bring all necessary documents to
register their child."
The Spring Fling Art and Music
Festival will take place on Friday,
May 14 at the Boardwalk Amphithe-
atre beginning at 6 p.m. This serves
as a fundraiser to support the art and
music departments.
The next Board meeting is set
for Monday, May 24 at 6 p.m. at the
Beach School campus. The meeting
is open to the public.


Visitor's Center Puts New Technology on Display
Come and see the Pensacola Beach Chamber's newest and neatest
tourism gadget, their Video Display Board. The Chamber invites ev-
eryone to come to a party at the Visitor's Information Center on Friday,
May 21 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The Visitor's Information Center Video Display board was leased
from EDN and began scrolling information on May 1. Each loop con-
tains 15 possible screens. The Chamber will use five of those screens
to promote events, safety information and daily announcements. There
is room for 10 businesses to purchase advertising at $50 per month. As
of April 20, Emmanuel, Shepherd and Condon; Famous Dave's and the
Naval Aviation Museum had signed on as advertisers. The advertising
money offsets the cost of the rental of the video display.
Maureen LaMar said, "I know that this is going to be a very popular
item at the VIC. We have thousands of visitors in the Center each month
during the summer."
Last year the VIC hosted over 25,000 guests and numbers are
increasing this year.
Complimentary refreshments will be served at the Open House.


Optimists Raise Funds for School


Winning tickets of the Pen-
sacola Beach Optimist Club's cash
raffle were drawn at their Beach
Meets Far East party, April 20 at
Flounder's. The raffle, which net-
ted $2,500 for the Beach School,
paid out $2500 to the following
winners:
Mary Claus $50, Marilyn and Rick
Sundstrom $50, Max Scroggin
$100, Katy Forrer $100, Lennie
Gruszczynski $100, Patrick Lanza


$150, Shelley Johnson $150, and
Chuck Randle $350. Debbie Cam-
panella held two winning tickets
which were worth $1,450 total.
The party included dinner,
dancing and a Silent Auction.
"We had fabulous food and a
wonderful evening," said President
Louise Greenley. "And, we were
able to raise funds to support our
youth programs including Pensacola
Beach Elementary."


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It's Trolley

Time
All aboard! The colorful, tropi-
cal themed trolleys will return to
the Beach, Friday, May 14 at 6 p.m.
"We have added five new trol-
ley stops in the core area," said
Jayne Bell, Santa Rosa Island Au-
thority director of administration.
"For the enjoyment of our riders,
Island music will be played when
the driver is not making a stop an-
nouncement or giving a snippet of
information about the Beach."
Trolleys will arrive every thirty
minutes at each stop. The routes,
which are beachwide, travel from
the Boardwalk east on Via de Luna
to Portofino and west to Ft. Pickens
gate park. Service will be available
Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight;
Saturday from noon to midnight
and Sundays from 5 to 10 p.m. until
Labor Day.
Riders can pick up a pocket
sized route schedule at the Visitor's
Information Center, and other beach
businesses.
The trolley program is spon-
sored by the SRIA. For more infor-
mation, go to www.visitpensacola-
beach.com.

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Pensacola Beach Elementary School second grader Caleb Sampson, right,
stands infront of his great grandfather Morris Schneider, 89, as he returned to
the Pensacola Regional Airport after participating in the Emerald Coast Honor
Flight, April 14. Schneider, a World War II vet, was also greeted by (from left):
daughter Gloria Pearce, great-grandson Jamie Seabrooke, and granddaughter
Nancy Sampson.

Unlimited Horizons Hosts UFO Author


The May program of Unlim-
ited Horizons will feature Richard
Dolan from New York, speaking on,
"UFOs and the National Security
State: The Cover-Up Exposed" on
Sunday, May 16, 2:30 to 5:30 at the
Gulf Breeze Recreation Center, 800
Shoreline Dr., Gulf Breeze. A $7.00
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2009, he completed Volume Two of
his historical study, subtitled "The
Cover-Up Exposed, 1973-1991,"
and is now at work on the final vol-
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May 4, 2010







BUSINESS BUZZ.....................................................................


BEST BEER
The Irishmen at Paddy
O'Leary's were tapped for the best
beer at the preview tasting of the
Gulf Breeze Chamber's Expo, April
16. Food and drinks flowed while
people voted for the top bites and
brews.
ROLLING INTO SUMMER
Pensacola Beach Roller Hock-
ey League officials have announced
the new schedule for play for the
summer months. Anyone interested
in the pick up roller hockey games
played at the court at Cowley Park
should be ready to roll at 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
All skaters are welcome. The park
is located between the Beach School
and Our Lady Catholic Mission.
PETER'S A STAR
Beach resident Peter Foreste,
Future Surroundings Gulf Coast, is
the beach's newest television star.
The custom home builder specializ-
ing in hurricane ready beach homes
joined ABC's Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition to build the first ever


modular home on the television
show. This episode will air as the
season finale on Sunday, May 16
beginning at 7 p.m. on ABC. For
an encore he will install two more
of his homes on Pensacola Beach
on May 18.
COUGARS ROAR
The Cougar Club of Pensacola
Beach is hosting a Spring Fling.
Fifteen bucks allows you entry into
their series of events beginning May
14. The Cougars will be lounging
poolside and beachside, and making
their presence known at the Shaker,
Dock, Bullfeathers and Crabs. New
Cougars and non-Cougars are in-
vited to attend. Email Jill McMahon
at scmcman(@cableone.net or call
903-733-6300 for more info.
BE SURE
Now that Mardi Gras is over,
Denise Taylor says it is time for
her to put away her costume hats
and put on her insurance agent hat.
The former Beach resident is at
Bay Insurance and is ready to offer
a quote on everything from your


motorcycle to your boat. Call her
at 850-623-8092.
SPRING CLEANING
Island Times has an army of
advertisers who want you to enjoy
the warm spring days on the sand


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Karen Hagford at KEH Services,
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T4e L, 4'4 TON G U E by E.K. Hewson


As a kid, one of my favorite
Mother's Day jokes was about the
loud mouth frog. It is a cautionary
tale about a rather boisterous frog
who went around asking moms what
they fed their babies. Whoever tells
the joke always opens her mouth as
wide as possible for the infamous
question, "Momma snake, whatcha
feed ya babies?" The snake coyly
responds, "Loud mouth frogs."
Her answer is acknowledged
with a very meek and timid close-
lipped response of, "Oh, is that so?"
So the other night while The
Kid was at swim practice, a group
of moms gathered and in honor of


Mother's Day, I couldn't help but
tell the joke. It garnered its usual
groans, ughs and laughs. This time,
however, it invoked a true mother
versus snake story.
Bin Ye is one of my dear-
est friends and also a swim team
mom. She legally immigrated to
this country from China around
15 years ago. This is the second
time our paths have crossed as her
daughter Alexandra and The Kid at-
tended pre-school together the first
time we were stationed in Southern
Maryland, and now they swim on
the same team and attend the same
middle school. Her English, in my


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mind, is flawless; though you have
to truly listen carefully to what she
says. I like that because it's probably
the only time during my hectic day
that I actually stop multi-tasking
and take a moment to focus on just
one thing -- precious time, spent
with a really good friend. And so
she began.
It was quite a few years ago.
My husband and I ;hi., ,,t it would
be a great idea to get our daughter
a rabbit for Easter We bought the
fattest, Jlutie.rt. white rabbit the pet
store owner offered. What we didn't
know at the time was that she was
pregnant. Well, on Mother's Day she
delivered her kits (baby bunnies) in


her hutch in our backyard andwe all
;il. iht itwas a true blessing. Baby
bunnies on Mother's Day. Through-
out the day, we kept checking on her
and her kits.
Late in the afternoon, I heard
this terrible yelping and ran to her
hutch. I didn't have on my glasses
and ;hl. ,i,ht how odd that someone
had a put a black rope in her cage,
until I went to pull it out and real-
ized it was a snake. Just a Black
Racer, indigenous to our area, and
not poisonous. But the snake wasn't
having any part of me touching it
and tried to escape the way it en-
tered in -- ;i,. ,ih the large mesh
holes in her wire cage. There was,


iF


however, a problem. The snake had
eaten all of the baby bunnies and
the bulge in its stomach would not
allow it to slither out.
I don't know what happened.
I was so angry at the snake and
probably angry at myself for not
p.. I.",, n the baby bunnies, but
somewhere I found my inner mom-
ma bear and she came out swinging
-- a hatchet and a rake, that is.
My quiet, very respectful
friend who never says a disparaging
word about anyone or anything, fin-
ished her tale and how she intended
on whacking the snake's head off
in order to try to retrieve the baby
bunnies; if for nothing else, but for a
proper burial. The Black Racer only
lived because her husband came to
its rescue.
As we sat on the cold, uncom-
fortable, concrete bleachers, we
observed a moment of silence for
the baby bunnies and waited for
Bin to regain her composure. She
looked directly as each one of us and
calmly said, "It's a mother's job to
protect her children -- even the furry
ones." So here's to all the moms who
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A good password can be hard to
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Beware of online scams and
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ask you to confirm your password.
Learn as much as you can about
password and identity theft. Don't
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that do not belong to you. Consider
any public computer to be unsafe for
use except for anonymous Internet
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software on those computers, allow-
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and obtain your passwords.
Don't tell anyone your pass-


word. Keep it hidden, even from
friends, since they might pass it
along to someone who is less trust-
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passwords, but keep your list of
passwords in a safe place. Do not
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any criminals will look there first.
Use different passwords for
each Internet account or on-line ser-
vice. That way, one compromised
password does not put all of your ac-
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is that you should not make your
password In nt' easy to guess. A
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Poker Players Shorten Schedule For Summer


Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
poker players have trimmed their
weekly schedule back
to four games per week
for the next few months.
"During these per-
fect May and June days,
there are a lot of things
that keep us from the
poker tables, so I have
adjusted the schedule,"
said Promoter Rick
Uzdevenes. "We have
to catch fish and get out
in the boats."
Poker action will be Mike Wooc
packed into four games ner at the
per week. Monday night 4444 Fun
games are played at the at Paddy C
Sandshaker Lounge
where the players are Beach char-
acters and now have their own


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fan base. The games then move to
Paddy O'Leary's on Thursday, Sat-
urday and Sunday.
S "We have a
great crowd at Pad-
^. dy's, and you just
never know who
you will see at the
tables in downtown
Pensacola Beach,"
said Uzdevenes.
-.. Justin Scher
displayed his
champion's form
during April amass-
vas the big win- ing 4 wins and one
'exas Hold 'Em second place. He
mes on April 29 adds this Player
eary's. of the Month title
to his others. Phil
Tracy was the runner-up and Mary
Kay Wood was third. The winner's


circle welcomed Hammerin' Hank
Misiak, Jackie Harrison, Russell
"The Butcher" Patterson and Ted
Gorder for the first time in April.
Results from weekly games are
as follows:
Paddy O'Leary's
April 15
1. Justin Scher
2. Eric Weatherford
3. Phil Tracy
April 17
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April 18
1. Ted Gorder
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April 29
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2. Eric Weatherford
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3. Hank Misiak
April 26
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2. Tommy Grice
Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
games are open to anyone 21 and
over who has a basic knowledge
of the game. Newcomers, visitors
and rookies are welcome to join
the games.
"These games have created a
Beach poker family," said Uzde-
venes. "It is not usual for an im-
promptu pot luck dinner to show
up on Monday nights or news from
one of our out-of-town players gets
shared."
If you would like to join the fun
call the poker hotline, 850-324-2667
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Workforce Escarosa, Inc. has
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based workforce development
and talent acquisition company, to
recruit and screen several hundred
applicants who will assist with
cleanup efforts as a result of the re-
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A long, long time ago in a
far away land called New Or-
leans, my Mom and I used to
waltz around the living room. We
have since put away our dancing
shoes, but still enjoy each other's
company. I have learned a lot
from her.
My Mom has always been
an evolutionary type person.
She is always evolving and
trying out new things in life. It
doesn't mean she doesn't have
her old standbys like the New
Orleans Saints and journalism;
it just means she adds, discards
and tries out new things. And
that is what makes her inter-
esting!
My sisters and I found out
Mom published her first news-
paper while she was in second
grade. Once she decided what
she wanted to do, nothing could
stop her.


My Mom gave me and my
sisters that spirit of indepen-
dence and thinking outside the
box. We all four march to the
beat of a different drummer.
Woo, as her grandchildren
call her, or Mom is a very funny
person. She has a marvelous
sense of humor. When I talk to
her on the phone, I am always
laughing.
I think one of the things
that I appreciate the most is the
thoughtful way she critiques my
writings. I have tried to get a sci-
ence fiction book and short story
published, but it hasn't happened
yet. Mom has provided both en-
couragement and alternative ap-
proaches to pursuing those goals.
So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish my Mom
both a Happy Birthday and
Happy Mother's Day!
I love you, Mom.


A Cross-in the Sand
:-. --"- -_- -" -'- "


A couple weeks ago members
of the Pensacola Beach Chamber
received an email indicating that
there was the possibility that an
"unauthorized gathering" might
be happening over the weekend of
April 23-25. It was the right thing
to do even though the happening did
not occur. Perhaps it was because of
the rain, maybe the group got word
that the community was prepared, or
perhaps it was just a ploy to see the
reaction of the beach community.
Contingency plans are always wise
- or as is often said "Plan B."
Our beach community is an
open community, and we welcome
visitors because tourists are the
lifeblood of the business enterprises.
We need only look at what happens
when the summer season is over and
our tourists go back to their homes.
We love our beach environment and
want to keep it safe and proper for
all. When large groups encroach on


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the freedoms we have, it affects the
entire life of the beach, and espe-
cially if the group becomes unruly
and/or destructive. When that oc-
curs, the reputation becomes tainted
and families and groups become
concerned and may go other places.
Congratulations to those in
positions of leadership who gather
information and pass it along to oth-
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as pride, in our community.



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Attention, kids! Mother's Day
is May 9. No matter whether your
mom is traditional or trendy, there
is something for her to do on Pen-
sacola Beach.
Sporty moms can be treated to
a round of miniature golf at Tiki Is-
land or a two-wheeled Beach ride on
bikes from the Fun Store. Take mom
for a dolphin tour aboard the Chase-
N-Fins or rent a sailboat from Key
Sailing. If she's a sports fan, lunch
at Sidelines will be a big score.
Moms can really work up an
appetite, so plan on going to the
Grand Marlin, Lillo's or Bullfeath-
ers for brunch.
Flounder's General Manager
Lewis Irby has an entire morning
of activities for mom.
"Worship by the Water church
services begin at 9 a.m., and then
we will open for our Sunday brunch
around 10:30," says Irby. "Carna-
tions will be handed out to all moms
and a couple of new brunch items
will be introduced."
Mom can dance in the sand
at Paradise to the Honey Island
Swamp Band or be surrounded by
friendly pirates at PegLeg's.
If mom wants to kick back and
be treated to some freebies, go to


Castaways on the Boardwalk. They And Seadog will tickle your mom'
are giving away free flowers and funny bone with his wild antics a
mimosas at Mother's Day brunch, the Island's only Crab races.


Fun moms will like Crab's at
sunset. Gulfront dining and live mu-
sic in a relaxed island atmosphere.


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End the day with a beach stroll
or a trip to the historic Fort Pickens
on the western tip of the island.


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PAGE 18 Island Times May 4,2010


Yacht Clubbers Race For Good Cause


By Linda Kraft, PBYC Preemie Cup Chairperson


Sailors at Pensacola Beach
Yacht Club helped improve the
odds for the tiniest of babies at their
10th Annual Preemie Cup Regatta,
held Saturday, April 17. Beautiful
weather provided a spectacular
day, as sailboats raced for a worthy
cause the Neonatal Intensive Care
Unit at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Sixteen large sailboats sailed
the sound, while 30 small boats
sailed at Quietwater, raising $3,000.
Awards were presented at PBYC,
given to first, second and third place


finishers in seven boat classes, and
the Perpetual Preemie Cup Trophy
was awarded to Sunset Raider, Cap-
tain Ron Jordan and crew, for the
largest individual donation.
Key Sailing and its employees
provided their facility and assis-
tance to the small sailboats' registra-
tion and racing, while Schurr Sails
donated goody/sail bags to each
registrant.
Check for upcoming events
at the club's website: http://www.
pensacolabeach-yc.org


Os *


The Laser Fleet raced in Santa Rosa Sound during the
Pensacola Beach Yacht Club's Tenth Annual Preemie Cup
Regatta, April 17.


Ahoy, Junior Sailing Camp Registration Set


Pensacola Beach Yacht Club is
the home of some of this region's
most accomplished racing sailors
and long distance cruisers. Sailing
canbe a life-long, enjoyable pursuit
enjoyed by kids from 5 to 105 re-
gardless of whether they race, cruise
or day sail.
Every summer, Pensacola
Beach Yacht Club conducts a week


long sailing camp that is "member
run" and staffed by volunteers. The
goal of the PBYC sailing camp is to
introduce, further refine and instruct
each young sailor on a personal
level.
"Our approach at PBYC is to
teach sailing fundamentals all while
keeping it fun. We will have kids
with lots of experience and we will


have some with none whatsoever;
it does not matter," said Rick Zemrn,
PBYC. "We will not develop an
Olympic Champion in this program
in the course of a week or over one
summer however, we may be able to
instill a dream for that pursuit. We
may be able to introduce a child to
something that they will be able to
do and share with their families for


decades to come."
Registration for the Junior Sail-
ing Camp, which is set for August
2 -6 on Pensacola Beach, is now
open. Applications and information
are online at www.pensacolabeach-
yc.org.
For more information contact
Junior Sailing Representative Anne
Geisel at annegeisel@aol.com.


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reading'

the water

by Saltwater Rick

The Speckled Trout are filling
coolers in and around Santa Rosa
Sound. Local angler Justin Scher
reports early morning and evening
catches in the grass beds on the
north side of the Island. Shrimp are
the bait of choice.
Red Fish are also tippin' their
tails and are a thrill to fight when
you're wading waist deep in the
warm waters. It is absolutely beau-
tiful, hooking up as you're stand-
ing in the grass with the minnows
nipping at your feet and that big ol'
Moon popping up over the end of
the Earth.
The big boats and Pier anglers
are feeding their families on Ling
this month as countless encounters
have been caught and cleaned then
baked to a sheen. Yum!
Mrs. Salt and I took a little
cruise on the 4Fun along the north-
ern side of the Island to the Ft. Pick-
ens area the other day. As Momma
walked the beach in search of
driftwood and crustaceans from
the deep, I fished the grass line us-
ing the breeze as my trollin' motor.
I was tossing my Got'Cha at small
Amberjacks cruising the shallows.
I was watching an endless
school of Silver Mullet avoiding
my boat, when suddenly a large
shadow came out over the salt flats
into my view. I grabbed my ol'
Mitchell 302 and offered a large
jig at the sight until it came right
up to the boat and I realized it was
a SHARK!
I quickly grabbed my picture
taker and as luck would have it,
the creature turned right below me
as it spotted the boat and with one
click, it was mine.
With a wave of its tail it shot
back into the deep with a speed and
grace only seen in dreams. I shook
with the excitement of the moment,
and then my wife Janie waved me
to shore. I told her the story as we
loaded her treasures into the boat.
Then we eased back out into the
Dolphin lanes of Pensacola Bay
and sailed for home to the "Sunset


The charter fishing vessel Hog
Wild had a bountiful day on the
Gulf April 29 says Shawn O'Neal
deckhand and a #1 cleaner. He
prepares to filet the Cobia that
weighed-in at 50 pounds.


Shuffle." Another perfect day. Do
yourself a favor and go Fishin' and
take a Kid with you.
Stay tuned for updates on how
the recent oil spill will affect area
fishing.


It
Watching' the weigh-in Jeremy
Hogue verifies the weight of a
Cobia caught in the Gulf aboard
the Hog Wild, Thursday, April
29. The boat brought in a huge
catch and everyone wanted to
see the monsters. Over 50 were
sighted and 17 caught. Seven
were released and 10 brought to
the dock.

GBBT Pompano Tourney
as of April 29
1. Peter Tran 5.68#
2. Tim Masseo 5.51
3. Mike Crowder 4.73
4. Gerald Thomas 4.72
5. Chris Neal 4.71
6. Tony Pham 4.69
7. Mike Bindo 4.46
8. Loy Morgan 4.36
9. Randy Ramsey 4.06
10. Joe Prestridge 4.05
Lady Angler
1. Theresa Horton 4.35
Junior Angler
1. Devin Lowell 4.06
Pier Angler
1. Danny Smith 4.31


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Here is the toothy critter _
that Saltwater Rick photo- -,
graphed while on a recent .
fishing trip aboard the -
4Fun. The shark was look-
ing for some dinner on the
northern side of the island.


Mike Nixon, regional director
of operations for Innisfree Ho-
tels, did not catch 'em, but he
served hundreds of pounds
of spicy crawfish while vol-
unteering at the Chamber's
booth at the April 18 Crawfish
Festival on Pensacola Beach.
The Beach Chamber volun-
teers accepted donations for
their technology fund.


For your swimming
safety please note
which flag is flying
prior to entering the
water. For added pro-
tection swim in areas
with lifeguards.





DOUBLE RED
Water Closed to Public




RED
High Hazard
High Surf and /or Strong
Currents





YELLOW
Medium Hazard
Moderate Surf and/or Currents





I"
GREEN
Low Hazard
Calm Conditions, Exercise
Caution


PURPLE
Dangerous Marine Life


Mavy 4. 2010


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