July 7, 2010
Volume VI, Number 6
Pensacola Beach, Florida
Top Gun Turned Blue Angel
Soars Over Beach
United States Marine Corps Major Chris Collins will roar in his F/A-18 Hornet across the skies above Pensacola Beach, July 7-10 as part of
the Pensacola Beach Air Show. Collins joined the U. S. Navy's Blue Angels, Flight Demonstration Squadron, after graduating from Navy Fighter
Weapons School (TOPGUN) in 2007. He flew as the Blue Angels Left Wing pilot in 2009. He has accumulated more than 2,800 flight hours and
350 carrier arrested landings. His decorations include three Strike Flight Air Medals, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals with
Combat Distinguishing Device, a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Collins and the world famous Blue Angels performed for 8 million
fans last year. For more in this, see Page 2.
Look Up! Blue Angels Ready To Roar
The spirit of everyone who
loves Pensacola Beach will soar sky
high this week as they look up at the
heavens and not down to the sand.
Oil spill problems will be on the
back burner for the few days of Red,
White and Blues Week while Beach
locals welcome thousands of visi-
tors to enjoy the spectacular, world
famous Blue Angels Air Show. The
festivities will begin on Wednesday,
July 7 at 8 a.m. with the Blue Angels
flying circle and arrival maneuvers.
Wednesday is the perfect day for
guests and locals to enjoy breakfast
on the Beach and observe the first
portion of the event.
The Practice Show will be at
2 p.m. on Thursday, July 8. A full
dress rehearsal of the Beach Air
Show will begin at noon on Friday,
July 9. The complete Air Show,
which is like the eighth wonder of
the world to Pensacola fans, will
begin at noon on Saturday, July 10.
Warm-up acts will include local
Beach hotelier Julian MacQueen
flying his Grumman Widgeon G-44.
Others performing in the pre-
show will be Skip Stewart flying
Prometheus, Team RV, and Red and
the Dragon, presented by Dragon
The skies heat up and the
crowds along with them when Fat
Albert, the C-130 Hercules arrives,
announcing the beginning of the
thrilling air show at 2 p.m.
Blue Angels pilots are hand
picked for their ability to fly. They
do not receive extra pay, but con-
sider it to be an honor to be chosen
as part of the flight team. Their
contributions to the community are
perhaps less well known than their
exploits in the air.
Kellie Price is assigned to main-
tenance control with the Blue Angels
Flight Demonstration Team. She is
also a volunteer assistant teacher
in Debbie Cam-
grade class at the
Price is well-
respected and loved
by the students for
in an interview
with second grade
"I do enjoy
my job as a Blue
Angel," Price said.
"As well as volun-
teering at PBES. Beach Sc
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lar but different." for her service wi
Price's duties Angels and the p
include tracking makes on her yo
pilot, engine and
aircraft hours and all maintenance
"Giving back is a feeling of
fulfillment and happiness knowing
I can share what I have learned,"
Blue Angel volunteers pop up al-
most everywhere, like Harry Ramsa-
hai who took his job as a judge at the
Pensacola Beach Sandcastle Contest
during the Fiesta very seriously.
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"Some of the entrants certainly
put a great deal of thought into their
creations," he said. "I was pleased
to see the quality of the work as I
judged in the teenage division."
This year's Blue Angels of-
ficers include: Commander Greg
McWherter, Lieutenant Jim To-
ant Rob Kurrle,
ant Ben Walborn,
Lieutenant C.J. Si-
ant John "Ted"
ool volunteer tenant Johannah
ellie Price has Vas
who admirie haser Valentine, Chief
h the Navy's Blue Warrant Officer
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sng friends. talvo, and Chief
A few facts about the Blue
The Blue Angels were es-
tablished in 1945 by the Chief of
Naval Operations, Admiral Chester
The name was originated by
the original team in New York who
came across the name of a night
club Blue Angels in New York City.
An estimated ten million
spectators view the air shows each
The team is stationed at
Forrest Sherman Field, NAS, Pen-
The Blue Angels are sched-
uled to fly 68 air shows at 35 sites
during the 2010 season. For reams
of additional information, go to
Spectators are cautioned to
come to the Beach early. Bring
sunscreen, water and the other
paraphernalia for your safety and
comfort. The Air Show is visible
from all over the Island, but show
central is set up at Casino Beach.
The Vendors Tent hosts a va-
riety of food and merchandise
vendors as a convenience to specta-
tors. Ice, cold bottled water will be
available to quench your thirst with
proceeds going to a good cause.
"Each year the Beach Chamber
provides us a place at the Show
Central to sell water to benefit
the Santa Rosa Kids House," said
coordinator Karen Cook Cowen of
Cook Realty. "One hundred percent
of our proceeds are donated to help
All hotels, restaurants, bars,
gifts shops and vendors renting
miscellaneous types of land and
water equipment will be open. The
other weekend attractions will be
the Sounds of Summer concert fea-
turing The Blenders, Friday through
Sunday on the Boardwalk at 6 p.m.
The concerts are open to the public
at no charge.
For additional Pensacola Beach
Air Show information, call 850-
932-1500 or go to www.VisitPen-
The arrival of the white, gold and blue C-130, nicknamed Fat Albert, in
the skies above Pensacola Beach signals the beginning of the thrilling Blue
Angels Air Show.
Baptist Hosts Mole Patrol
During Blue Angels Weekend
Blue Angels fans can visit with
the Mole Patrol prior to the Show
each day. Baptist Health Care, Mof-
fitt Cancer Center and AAA Auto
Club South are joining together
during Blue Angels weekend to host
the Mole Patrol, a free skin cancer
screening and education event, on
July 9 and 10, from 8 a.m. to noon.
The Mole Patrol tent will be
located by Casino Beach's Public
Safety Building to offer screenings
on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participants will have the opportu-
nity to discuss areas of concern with
onsite oncologists from Moffitt and
dermatologists from Baptist Health
Care. Participants will be provided
with local resources on how to re-
ceive follow-up care if needed.
Moffitt's Mole Patrol cel-
ebrates its fifth year of prevention
and education during the Blue
Angels Weekend. Last year's team
conducted more than 500 screen-
ings. Mole Patrol program travels
to venues throughout Florida offer-
ing free skin cancer screenings and
cancer education to the public.
For more information call Bap-
tist Health Care at 850.434.4080 or
Enjoy this early edition of Island Times
featuring the Blue Angels Air Show-
the next edition will publish on July
27. Stay up to date by visiting our
website at www.MylsandTinmes.oni
July 7, 2010
July 7, 2010 Island Times PAGE 3
Barefoot on the Beach
By Jane Waters Cooper 16a
We were total strangers. We
were not relatives. We all lived on
Ariola Drive on Pensacola Beach
and therein lies a tale. By some
ironic stroke of fate, two of us were
named Jane Waters and one went by
All of us JJ, who lived on
lower Ariola; Jane I, who lived in
middle Ariola; and Jane II, who
lived on upper Ariola, soon became
close friends as exclusive members
of the "Same Name Sorority."
It was a time of great frustra-
tion. The postman never could
figure out which Jane got what
mail. Delivering the mail to the
wrong person was routine for him.
He knew that Jane Waters lived
on Ariola. He just was never quite
sure which was which or who was
who. A day rarely went by when I
did not receive Jane I's or JJ's mail
and vice versa. At least, the postman
was consistent. He did not believe
in addresses. He believed in people.
Several times I went to the Post
Office and explained to them that
there were three J. Waters living on
Ariola Drive. Would the postman
please deliver to the address? They
responded by looking at me like I
was the five-year-old who took the
last cookies out of the jar... like I
was making this all up.
As it turned out, others joined
the confusion, florists, UPS, furni-
ture stores, Federal Express. It was
like a contagious disease. If I was
sitting home waiting for the delivery
of a new dishwasher, JJ was arguing
Beach Field Office
I FL Oil Spill Information
Oiled shorelines, tarball
from your cell
with the delivery man, explaining it
was not for her.
One time I received an award
from Clean and Green for my en-
vironmental writing. Only problem
was that it went to JJ's house. She
and her then husband, liked it so
much they kept it for a couple of
days and enjoyed it. By the time
they brought it to me, the balloons
were losing their air and the plant
was fading fast. Thanks, Clean and
One Christmas Jane called and
asked me if I knew anyone in Hous-
ton. I told her, yes, my sister lived
there. She said, "Oh heck, I thought
all these packages I got today were
from my long lost Aunt Allene. I
guess they are yours."
There could have been mass
confusion over the utility bills
which almost always went astray.
Fortunately, we looked at the ad-
dresses and made the proper ex-
changes, so our electricity was never
The stories are endless and bor-
ing, so no more. Except one.
Jean Curtis called Shelley
from the Visitor's Center to ask if
her mother was all right. I think so,
Shelley replied. Why?
Jean said a report had just come
from the police station that Jane Wa-
ters had flattened a thief in the Tom
Thumb driveway who was trying to
steal her car while she was filling it
with gasoline. It seems that "Jane I"
had received her college degree that
day and had bought a new car. She
Officials warn leave tar balls
and oiled debris for the clean
up teams. Do not touch oiled
wildlife. Call to report.
Visit our website
for oil spill information, updates
as they become available.
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was not about to let some hooligan
take off with it. Yes, that was the
Time and marriages ended
our little "Same Name Sorority."
JJ is still a Waters and she lives on
Ariola in the same house. She has
two grown sons and is the Sales
Director for CAT Country radio
Jane I married Frank Taylor
(yes she, too, married a Frank). He
used to be the chef at Jubilee; and
he and Jane now own the popular,
upscale restaurant Global Grill in
Pensacola. Jane lived for many
years in Gulf Breeze, but now is
in Pensacola, I think.
They have one daughter and
And, me. I used to be the pub-
lisher of The Islander Newspaper.
Now, I am retired. Sort of. I have
had a new last name for 15 years,
thanks to my husband, Frank, so
"Cooper" has forever put an end to
the Waters saga. I still live in the
same house where I have lived for
more than thirty years.
I think of those two other J's of-
ten. They are both charming, witty,
smart and pretty. A smile crosses my
face when I realized that we bonded
by name only. And how we carried
that strange linkage into a lifelong
Our Lady Cooks Up A Fun Time
Our Lady of the Assumption
is putting out the welcome mat
and firing up the grill for a free
"Pick Me Up Picnic" Sunday, July
18 from 3 to 7 p.m. The Church
is located at the corner of Via de
Luna and Avenida 18 on Pen-
"As part of our effort to
provide a little relief from the
obvious stresses causes by the oil
spill, we have decided to throw
a community party," said Stacey
Lewis, public relations director
for the St. Ann Parish which
includes Our Lady. We will be
serving up hot dogs and hamburg-
ers and provide activities for the
kids. Hope to see you there!"
Everyone is invited to the
free event. A waterslide will be
available for kids of all ages.
Our Lady of the Assumption
Catholic Mission hosts Mass each
Sunday beginning at 9:45 a.m.
The Church is also the site of a
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Will wonders ever cease? The
Trivia Master was strutting around
saying, "I got 'em, this time for
He was asking for the names
of two little Beach munchkins who
were in a photo taken twenty-six
years ago. So along comes Sharon
Mattair, and emails, "Those babies
look like Lindsey Stanley and Jer-
Correct. She has known those
babies all of their lives, so this
knowledge wins a t-shirt for her.
Not far behind was Renee Mack
who also correctly identified both
kids. The Countess Kim LoBue
recognized the two and sent her
answer for good measure.
Debbie Campanella, who
should have recognized her former
students, was half right. She identi-
fied Lindsey, but thought the little
boy was Harry Newkirk.
Trivia playing vacationer Jac-
qui Sisk, did some hard core re-
search and came up first with Jimmy
and Lucy Buffett and later, Jessie
and Ann Brown, children of the
owners of the Native Caf6. Then,
she made one more wild guess. She
said they were Shelley Johnson's
children, Liz and Harry. Oops,
sorry. Liz is her sister and Harry
is her nephew. Try again, Jacqui.
We'll plan a question which is not
so "old beach."
Lindsey Stanley is a licensed
boat captain. She attended the Beach
School and was once a cheerleader
at Gulf Breeze Middle School. She
is now the pretty bartender you see
everyday at the Paradise Bar and
Grill. Her son Easton, described as
a "pistol" will be three in Novem-
ber. Lindsey was competing in a
beauty pageant as a one-year-old
in the photo.
Jeremy works just a few doors
away from Paradise at Island Realty
it >Ki ^%
where he is a broker-associate Re-
altor. He was two-years-old when
the photo was taken and obviously
didn't think a beauty pageant was
the coolest thing to watch. He
played football at Gulf Breeze High
School, graduated from the Univer-
sity of Florida in 2004 and married
Rachael Edwards two weeks later.
The Trivia Master really likes
the taste of his next question.
National S'mores Day will be cel-
ebrated August 10. A Florida hotel
will be serving S'more martinis and
holding a S'mores cookoff. Canyou
supply the original recipe for this
treat? If you are the first to email
the exact recipe, you will be the chef
with a shirt.
The rules are the same. Email
your answer with "trivia" in the
subject line to isLidiimcs bcll-I
south.net. Be sure to include your
name and phone number with your
answer. Deadline is July 20.
Best &a r ti oUsOUe Live Music & Dazzling Sunsets
Little Logan Moore is spending
ten days in Heaven. Well, it seems
like Heaven to the toddler who will
be swimming and spending time
with his grandmother Debbie Fried-
man at her Sabine Yacht and Rac-
quet condo. Logan's mom Deanna
will get to lounge around and visit
the friends that she grew up with on
Pam Randal, who has served
her share of Bushwackers at the
Sandshaker is now mixing mojitos
at The Grand Marlin. Christy Sul-
livan has added the Sabine Sandbar
to her list of Beach bistros, but no
need to fret, you can still find her
at Paddy O'Leary's, too. You will
never go thirsty or friendless on
Pensacola Beach with these two
behind the bar.
While Commissioner Grover
Robinson, IV, addresses an oil spill
that has turned life in Escambia
County upside down, his 13-year-
old son, Grover, V, is traveling
down under in Australia. Grover's
younger sister, Anna Lowrey, stayed
home in Pensacola.
Gail Green was impressed by
the spectacular views from the third
floor suite at the Margaritaville
Beach Hotel while touring during
the Gulfront hotel's Open House
June 27. She then realized that she
could see directly into her own
kitchen window. Better get some
Beach resident Jeff Taggart
who owns Pensacola Beach Marina
testified before a Commission in
Tallahassee regarding BP's failure
to reimburse business losses in
a timely manner. Other speakers
included charter fishing associa-
tion reps, and hotel, restaurant and
tourism delegates all who joined
Jeff at the podium June 23.
Affable Jim Kittel had to slow
down for a few days according to his
doctors at Gulf Breeze Hospital. Jim
says don't worry, he's resting up and
will be back out on the dance floor
cutting' a rug soon.
Randy Ray, Jr. of Pensacola has
come aboard at the Pensacola Beach
Yacht Club. The Club is located
next door to the Sabine Sandbar
overlooking Little Sabine Bay. They
host year round activities and regat-
tas. The Commodore Corrie Keich
reminds sailors to party, be happy
and don't litter this summer.
Beach Realtor Trey Manderson
and his Highpointe Hotel exec wife
Christy are lullabying a new baby
boy. Carter Manderson was born
on Tuesday, June 29 in Pensacola.
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Daniel R. Brown has
been named as Superin-
tendent of Gulf Islands
National Seashore. He
is a 32 year veteran with
the Park Service. Prior to
this appointment, Brown
served as the Superin-
tendent at Chattahoochee
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W Kennesaw Mountain Na-
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He replaces former
Superintendent Jerry Eu-
banks who retired earlier
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Pickens on Pensacola
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July 7, 2010 Island Times PAGE 5
Pensacola Beach Advocates Board Member Judy Purcell
places a can in one of the ten recycling centers purchased by
the group. The low profile receptacles will be placed on the
Beach and recyclables will be collected by the Santa Rosa
Island Authority in a cooperative effort to reduce and recycle
on the Island.
From SRIA Race
Campanella Is Unopposed
JJ Waters, who has lived on
Santa Rosa Island for over two de-
cades and serves aboard the Island
Beautification Steering Committee,
has withdrawn her name from the
list of candidates running for the
one elected seat on the Santa Rosa
Island Authority Board.
With the recent oil spill, the de-
mands of her current job with CAT
Country radio station have grown.
"Due to the circumstances, I
must withdraw. I will continue to
do whatever I can to support the
welfare of the island and the well
being of our islanders, and intend to
be involved at whatever capacity I
can, to that end," she said.
Incumbent Dr. Thomas Cam-
panella, who has held the seat for
the last 8 years, will continue to
serve. He is running unopposed.
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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
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
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 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
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.
45 Via de Luna. Downtown Pensacola Beach. 934-4848.
July 7, 2010
PAGE 6 Island Times July 7, 2010
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Call for directions from the Beach
I am so proud of our Wooly
Booger Queen Shugah Shelley
Johnson. (I call her my Deuce
Queen ShelleyBean because she's
also the Queen of the Krewe of
Wrecks) What a fabulous job she's
done with her very first storm. We
have nothing to worry about Island-
ers; we are in very good and power-
ful hands. See, y'all thought that
whole altar thing was just a bunch
of hoo-haa. Well you were wrong;
it was a whole bunch of Hoo-Doo,
We-Doo and other powerful stuff
happening You need to believe.....
I certainly believe this is the
quietest summer I've ever seen on
this Island. I called one of the local
eateries and ordered dinner to pick-
up one Saturday evening at 6:30 in
late June. I easily found parking
and there was only one customer
when I entered the shop. Normally
I would not even consider trying to
order food from anywhere on the
Island during the summer. At the
most, we would just order pizza and
let them fight their way through the
crowds and traffic. I am almost at
a loss for words -
Well, not really! Had you
going for a minute there, though,
didn't I? But hey we've got a lot
of fun stuff that happens in July. If
it's just us Islanders here to enjoy
it, then we'll put our tiaras on and
go enjoy. And while I certainly
don't have enough money to keep
all our business establishments in
the style to which they've become
accustomed during the summer, I
will spend what I have right here.
And I will spread it around to as
many places as possible.
Some of you may have to take
turns, or I will see you the next
month, but I'll get there. And I
won't be alone. (Wow! That kinda
sounds more like a threat, huh?) No,
really I do have a couple of friends.
I hope all of you will join me
this month for COLORS (Cel-
ebration of Life on the Republic
of Sandspurs). It's on Thursday,
July 15 from 5-7 p.m. and we'll be
visiting Castaways. I talked to the
manager Jimmy Wilcher and they're
expecting us, so it's all set. It's lots
of fun and there's nothing to join.
Just socializing, celebrating our
lives and taking advantage of the
Happy Hour prices. I've seen their
advertisement (in this newspaper,
of course) and I do believe these
people really know how to make
an hour happy. I'm going to find
out for sure!
One of my friends, Peggy Hen-
shall, recently asked my advice on
wearing those see-through dresses I
like so much. "Do you need to wear
a slip?" she inquired.
Unfortunately, she sent me an
e-mail instead of calling me and
she was leaving for a trip the next
day. I'm much faster with the tele-
phone. So I'm just now answering
her question and I believe it needs
to be shared. Peggy is not the only
one with this dilemma because those
dresses are very "hot" this year in
the Island fashion world. It's be-
cause they are cooler than anything
else. And, to me, a slip totally
defeats the whole "cooler"purpose.
The only thing anyone can see
"through" the dress is the outline
of your legs. I swear it! Don't let
anyone fool you because these same
legs would be completely exposed
to viewing if you wore shorts or a
swim suit. So, if someone tells me,
"I can see through your dress" my
standard answer will always be, "I
don't care!" If you do, then you
need a slip!
In the meantime, I'm getting
ready for the friends who will be
joining Bill and me to watch our
beloved Blue Angels mesmerize
us with their always amazing per-
formance. We have an excellent
view from our deck so we invite
friends for the full dress rehearsal
performance on Friday. Of course,
we make sure to have plenty of good
Maria's Fresb Seafoob Market
Take a little bit of the Gulf Coast home!
Fresh from the boats daily
We can cold pack for travel or ship anywhere.
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food and beverages. Although who
knows what it will be this year? If
it's as hot as usual, then that means
lots of cold stuff. Maybe some nice
cold chicken salad with ice-cold
grapes and I've got to have a frozen
banana covered with chocolate.
Since it has been so very, very
hot lately, (you know that "too hot
to move" kind of heat?) I've come
up with the perfect dessert. I'm
sharing it because it's so easy, very
versatile, will feed a crowd or your
entire family very economically, can
be eaten anywhere, can be personal-
ized to your exact specifications and
you only have to go in the kitchen
once. So, let's cook...
1 Bag miniature marshmallows
Chocolate Bars of your choice (I like
Small fold-top sandwich bags
Each person places as many
marshmallows they want into a
sandwich bag. Then choose your
favorite chocolate bar. Take your
chocolate and marshmallow dessert
ingredients "to go" where ever you
plan to enjoy them.
Place a piece of the chocolate
bar in your mouth, let it melt 5
seconds then add marshmallows.
You can add as many as you like to
get your exactly perfect mixture of
chocolate & marshmallows. Can
even use chocolate bars with nuts.
Kids loves this, and so do adults.
Lord, I love this dessert....
Enjoy, share and watch the
Blue Angels from the Beach! Don't
forget to Blo\\ & Believe" (face
south and blow the storms away)
while you're enjoying the show!
See ya in the kitchen......
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Asks For Local Patronage
Togetherness has deep meaning
for the members of the Pensacola
Beach Chamber of Commerce as
they make plans to convince guests
to continue to come to the Beach, oil
or no oil. At their meeting on June
29, the 123 member organization
vowed to stick together and keep
Beach business alive.
Jeff Elbert, president, told
the members, "We have a great
Chamber. Our work is worthwhile.
We need to work together to get
through this. We need to support
our neighbor businesses, shop, eat
and emphasize this to our families,
friends, customers and clients."
Maureen LaMar, executive
director, said the parking lot at the
Casino Beach would be cleared of oil
related equipment for the Air Show.
"Parking availability is impor-
tant as well as the overall impression
and look of the main beach area,"
said Robbie Lofty, Santa Rosa Is-
land Authority events coordinator.
During the report from busi-
nesses, most reported that volume
was down, especially at hotels.
Mike Nixon, director of opera-
tions for Innisfree Hotel Corpora-
tion, said, "May should have been
way up. We were trending up, but
the numbers will be a little flat if
not down. When June's report be-
comes available, I think you will
see the impact of the oil spill. The
perception is terrible and it does not
need to be."
The Chamber Board has been
invited to the Hospice Evening of
Comedy, August 14 at the Hilton as
a thank you for their coordination of
the Go Irish on the Island donation
Robert Gleim, district manager
for Homestar Restaurants sent the
members away laughing when he
told them to look at the three white
swans swimming in the Sound.
"They are still all white," he
The next Chamber meeting will
be at 8:30 a.m. at the Days Inn on
Tuesday, July 27. Business After
Hours will be the same day at 5:30
p.m. at the Sabine Sandbar.
July 7, 2010 Island Times PAGE 7
THE SEAGULLS SING
The disaster in the Gulf has the Island Poets Society on high alert.
Many have submitted poems, songs and free verse to share.
GulfDisaster The Heart of the Fisherma%
By Lloyd Hess A Song by Karen Rimer Jurkowich
It started with an explosion
Far out in the Gulf. In the eyes of the Fisherman I ask you now, sir,
Eleven men lost their lives Can you see the heartbreak of generations gone?
And that was bad enough. A sweet glance, a shared hope for what used to be.
Will we ever get back there again?
The amount of water put on the fire
Caused the rig to sink. In the soul of the Fisherman, the spark is fading fast,
That may not have been the cause As he looks out to sunsets and marshes steeped in oil.
But it's what the experts think. The precious coast is calling him, but there's nowhere he can go.
Will he ever get back there again?
They couldn't get the well head sealed
Though they tried for about a week. Refrain:
BP tried to tell the world Our shores were pristine then and children would play;
That it was a tiny leak. Families would g-ah,. and while away the day.
Hearts filled with memories oh, where can we turn?
That proved not to be the case To the heart of the Fisherman.
As the oil continued to flow
The country watched in horror To the family of the Fisherman, our hope is with you now.
As the slick began to grow. A new day, a new dawn, we'll get there once again.
Walk with me strengthening our purposeful stride.
Louisiana was the first state Yes, I know we'll get back there again,
To see oil come ashore. To the heart of the Fisherman.
At first it was just some tar balls
Then later so much more. Refrain:
Our shores will be pristine again and children will play;
They tried to save the animals Families will g,ah,. and while away the day.
Covered in oily slime. Hearts filled with memories oh, where can we turn?
Many thousands of them will die. To the heart of the Fisherman. Yes, the heart of the Fisherman.
It's just a matter of time.
SWe are the Ocean
Mississippi then got hit A to By Taylor Beddow and Addie Sims
And it reached Alabama, too. -' Mrs. Etheridge's Fourth Grade Class
Floridians watched night and day Oriole Beach Elementary School
For we knew that we were due.
We are the fish. We are the sea life, and we are the ones who are being
Overnight our snow white sand killed by your oil. So please keep saving.
Was turned to an oily mess.
How long before it's clean again We are the dolphins. We are the beautiful sea turtles, we are the ones
We can only guess. whose babies are covered in your oil.
Please take action, for all the animals who have died. For all the animals
Countless people along the Gulf who are being saved...Please keep saving!
Will lose everything they own.
The total impact of this disaster We are the birds whose wings are all covered in your oil. We are the
Will probably never be known, pelicans who are dripping in your oil.
We are the white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico; we are the fisherman
who have lost our jobs.
The Vein We are the small businesses who have very little business.
by O.D. Vie < This is our home the beautiful Gulf of Mexico .
Please make a difference and let's start saving.
It carries the precious liquid.
Now the hemorrhage Thank you for all who are helping.
That will bring death Thank you for helping our wild life, to give them a second chance.
Only then will oiled tears dry up. We are the ocean of the Gulf of Mexico; we are the beautiful beaches
of the Gulf of Mexico, so please save our Gulf of Mexico.
Florida Governor Charlie Crist, right, joined hands with Joan Jackson,
center, as a cloaked constituent discusses the oil spill impact with them. The
Hands Across The Sand event was staged on Pensacola Beach, Saturday, June
26 at noon to protest offshore drilling. Other protests were held simultaneously
at Perdido Key and Navarre Beach.
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There are a few spots open in
the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club's
Junior Sailing Camp this summer.
Dates for the camp are August 2-6.
Participants must be at least seven-
lyu & Th 9 to 9
W & F 9to7
Sat 10 to 5
years-old. Information is available
from Anne Geisel at 850-932-3667
HIGH FIVE TO FOURTH
Fourth graders at Pensacola
Beach Elementary School pounced
on the FCAT this year. One hundred
percent of the fourth graders scored
above the established standard in
Math and Writing; and 96 percent
beat the mark in reading. This is an
improvement from lastyear's scores
and the highest in Escambia County.
Congratulations to the students and
Joy McLaurine's third graders
PenMacola Beach communityy
(hurch Vacation Bible School
everyonee is welcome
to join the fun. No charge.
at Pensacola Beach Elementary
School posted their final grades of
the year with high marks. Earning
all A's were: Carlee Amberson,
Madi Clifton, Patrick Cronin, Wren
Deputy, Annabel Jacobs, Hannah
May, Thomas Nivens, Grace Re-
ese, Sophia Slobodian, and Emily
Wang. The following students were
named to the A-B-Honor Roll: Clay
Clifton, Zoe Cooper, Katrina Den-
ton, Cayson McCurdy, Mackenzie
Patrick, Ashley Price, Isabella Rice,
Joshua Thompson, McGuire Wolfe,
and Cordelia Zielinski.
The University of West Florida
completed two sessions of Marine
Science Camp at the Beach School
campus. The campers, who are first
through sixth graders, spent their
days learning about the local marine
animals, created a touch tank and
attended marine art classes during
the weeklong program. The lab
curriculum which was developed
by Dr. Wayne Bennett, was accom-
panied by classroom, soundside and
beachside field work.
DATES TO REMEMBER
The Beach School Board will
meet Monday, July 26 at 6 p.m at
the school. These meetings are open
to the public.
Classes begin Monday, August
23 for the 2010-2011 school year.
For registration information, call
the school at 850-934-4020.
Jonathon and Kaitlyn Wagner,
ages 7 and 9, from Port Charlotte,
Florida, donated the $800 they
raised from a lemonade stand to the
Gulf Winds Wildlife Relief Fund to
support the Wildlife Sanctuary of
"My children were devastated
by the pictures of the oil-covered
birds on the news," says their
mother, Carolyn Wagner. "They im-
mediately got to work and raised all
of this money on their own."
The Wagner family drove to
Pensacola, June 29, and presented a
check to the Wildlife Sanctuary Di-
rector, Dorothy Kaufmann, and the
Gulf Winds Wildlife Relief Fund.
The Wildlife Sanctuary of
Northwest Florida is a non-profit
organization working to provide
appropriate care to injured and or-
phaned indigenous wildlife.
For more information about the
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July 7, 2010 Island Times PAGE 9
Buck Lee Clarifies Confusion Over
Closing Gulf To Swimmers
Buck Lee, Santa Rosa Island
Authority Executive Director, made
every effort to clear the air around the
oily waters which are often making
their way to the shores of Pensacola
Members of the local and na-
tional media attended his press
conference on Wednesday, June 30
when he told them, "The Beach is
never closed. The Beach is open for
sunning, picnicking, playing horse-
shoes or doing whatever you want to
do on the sand."
The Gulf of Mexico is a differ-
"Last Wednesday (June 23)
we had a large influx of oil and by
products so we closed the Gulf water
to swimmers," Lee said.
Frustrations arise when it comes
to closing the water. Apparently,
there is no real way to determine the
safety of the water for swimming.
In view of the lack of scientific
reports, Bob West, SRIA Director of
Safety, and Lee, rely on aerial views
of the water, maps regarding the
position and locations of oil, updates
on all official reports and test results.
"We are making visual in-
spections by flyovers from the air.
Each morning lifeguards patrol in
vehicles over eight miles of the
beach. They report results to Bob
West," said Lee.
Lee stood firm in his belief that
closing the Gulf is a public health
issue, not a safety issue.
"People need to use common
sense before entering the Gulf. In
my opinion there is a real need to
be able to test the water quality
and receive an immediate result.
Until that happens we will have to
continue to observe by land and by
air," Lee said.
Keith Wilkins, Escambia Coun-
ty Bureau Chief, voiced his frustra-
tion as well with the lack of scien-
tific evidence of the water quality.
"As a scientist, I have been
quite frustrated with the fact that
there is no science in place to tell
us what the acceptable levels of hy-
drocarbon in the water is," Wilkins
said. "Agencies at all levels, federal,
state, local and health departments
are trying to develop water safety
standards. Based on the lack of
data we have to err on the side of
The University of West Florida
is taking water samples in six swim
locations and testing it, but it takes
days to get the results.
Buck Lee said to the press,
"You must believe me when I say
that West and I had to make a deci-
sion on June 23 of what we thought
was best for the safety of our resi-
dents and visitors."
West added, "We will use com-
mon sense in deploying lifeguards
into the Gulf when there is oil pres-
ent. If the water looks bad, please
use common sense. The oil is not
really a public safety issue; it is a
public health issue."
In answer to the press corps'
questions, Wilkins said some people
would be more sensitive to the oil
than others, so the health issue
Lee closed the meeting by
sending a request through the media
that visitors and locals should come
to Pensacola Beach.
"We will continue to monitor
this situation day by day and expect
things to change with the tide. The
Blue Angels will go on as sched-
uled. God Bless America."
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Saints fans should line up
early with their copy of Drew Brees'
"Coming Back Stronger" in hand.
The famous Saints quarterback will
be at Pensacola's Barnes and Noble
bookstore, July 24 from 10:30 to
noon to sign your copy.
Author Marty McMorrow, who
claims Pensacola Beach residency
as much as possible, will be inking
his signature to copies of his newly
released book, "Phoenix to LA,"
at Geronimo's Outpost on Friday
afternoon July 9 from 4 to 6 p.m.
GO STRAIGHT UP
David Dodson at Weatherford's
has one of the coolest shops in town.
He can outfit you for outdoor trips,
kayaking adventures or challenge
you to climb the 35 foot rock stud-
ded wall. Not far from the beach.
Call 433-2822 for directions.
Fall events will not slip away
due to the oil spill. The Beach
Chamber has plans on track for host-
ing Taste of the Beach on September
18-19 and Art and Wine Weekend
on Oct. 2-3. The Fiesta of Five Flags
Association will proceed as planned
with their annual Pensacola Seafood
Festival held September 24, 25, and
26 in downtown Pensacola.
Before you walk the plank be-
cause of all the oil news, head over
to PegLeg's. The giant pirate on
the deck is there to greet you along
with a bevy of cuties. Cold beer at
the inside bar or open air, waterfront
dining. Visit the gift shop for a t-
shirt and an eye patch. Arrggg.
Beach resident Wendy Brandon
sent up a big cheer for the entire
staff and administration at the Gulf
Breeze Hospital during their Twen-
ty-FifthAnniversary Party, June 24.
Wendy, who is a charter member of
the Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary,
appreciated the recognition for her
group at the event.
GIVE 'EM A SHOUT
Becky Azelton, Aide in Com-
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shared the following BP contact
(281) 366-7182 or (913) 638-
Lucia Bustamante, 850-912-
Azelton notes, "I apologize
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other information; please contact
them. Maybe, they will get our
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Thinking Out Loud
Just image that everything
you have been told is not exactly
true. And further imagine that
your ancestors are not from this
planet. What would you do if all of
a sudden, visiting extraterrestrial
beings showed up and said, "We're
Grandma and Grandpa!"
Would you faint, run, hide,
embrace them, shake their "hands,"
ask them questions? And what if
your next door neighbors' family
looked totally different a group
of beings from another galaxy -
what would you do then?
I think about these things a
lot. I rather like the idea of having
"other people" from another planet
in this Universe or possibly an-
other Universe. I would hope that
they understand the meaning of
peaceful coexistence, something
humans haven't figured out yet.
What if Earth as a planet was
beginning to shut down? What if
The Texas Hold 'Em 4444
Fun Poker Commissioner stayed
sequestered for days unraveling the
tie for Player of the Month honors
on Pensacola Beach. Justin Scher,
Tex Atkinson and Todd Lentini each
earned three wins during weekly
tourneys in June. Scher had two
second place finishes which gave
him the points to secure the title.
"These are three fine poker
players," said Waldo Defindorfin,
Beach poker commissioner. "We
are lucky to have the high quality
of play that we do."
Todd Lentini, who posted a first
place on June 27 at Paddy O'Leary's
over Les Archer, said, "I will be
back in July. I have already earned
a second place finish on July 1."
Poker Results follow:
June 27 at Paddy's
1. Todd Lentini
2. Les Archer
June 28 at Sandshaker
1. Tex Atkinson
Earth could no longer support her
multitude of inhabitants? What if
you had the opportunity to go to
another planet to become the
"Pilgrims or Robinson Crusoe"
of the planet? Would you consider
leaving Earth? Would you want
to travel and explore the Star
systems? What if "your people"
offered that to you as an alterna-
tive to staying on Earth? Would
I wonder what it would be like
to discover other dimensions rather
than just living with the ones we
have. This, of course, brings to
mind one of the best episodes of
"The Twilight Zone."
Do you think that we will
discover another dimension in this
It is good to think. Maybe it
should be promoted more in school
- to think for one's self.
What do you think?
2. Mike Wood
July 1 at Paddy's
1. Ted Gorder
2. Todd Lentini
Everyone is welcome to play
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"We welcome all to join us,"
said Rick Uzdevenes, poker pro-
moter. "The crowds are steadily
growing at the Shaker each week.
Get there early, we start at 7 p.m.
Central Beach Time."
From The Chip Stack
This pair of Beach poker play-
ers just made themselves into three-
of-a-kind. Congrats to Trace Lewis
and Jenny Doherty on the birth of
their daughter Coralyne Jenna who
was born on June 27. Mom is fine
and the diminuitive baby girl was
still at Sacred Heart Hospital as of
press time. The Poker Family sends
congratulations and prayers.
For more information, call the
poker hotline at 850-324-2667.
Although the King and Cobia Tournament was cancelled due to offshore fishing closures,
the Bud Light Inshore Slam anglers weighed in at Flounder's Beach, Saturday, June 26. (Left)
Ryan Ard reeled in a 3.36 pound Flounder. The doormat, as he called it, won the Flounder di-
vision. His dad, Jay Ard (photo, right) shows off the Redfish they brought to the scales. The
father-son duo from Atlanta were the first to bring a catch to the weigh-in. They fished aboard
Jay's 192 with Mike and Tyler Murphy.
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While Pensacola Beach is gear- return until the fall, so I can't even
ing up to welcome home its favorite barter rides on a squeaky ferris
frequent flyers -- the Blue Angels -- wheel, a rickety roller coaster and
I am anxiously awaiting the arrival super slide against the London Eye.
of my international traveler, The Of course, he can just forget about
Kid. He's been away representing sidewalk cafes or world renowned
the state of Maryland as a student artists. At best, we could sit on the
ambassador while touring the Eu- front step at Dent's Deli and wait to
ropean cities of London and Paris. see if any Amish artisans come by
My biggest fear, however, is that our in horse and buggy with handmade
tiny rural town will be way too small quilts to sell.
for him upon his return. I can guarantee him that if he
I have a feeling the brand new asks classmates where is the loo,
cell tower that was erected in his they will think he is talking about
absence will not pass as a replica or a man named Lew and not a toilet.
a tribute to the Eiffel Tower. I also That the local burger joint that ad-
cannot offer him public transporta- vertises chips with its sandwiches
tion such as the London Tube or a means as in Lay's, not as in fries.
high speed ferry ride like the one And that the only thing crisp around
he took across the English Chan- here is the fall weather and new
nel. The Prius will have to do and one-hundred dollar bills. Neither
a leisurely sail on our family boat, of which you eat. He is headed
"The Tempest," is our only mode of from the land that produced Culture
transportation while cruising on the Club to the soil that screams culture
Potomac River. shock.
There is no historic tour of dark I know there is no way our little
and dank castles with dungeons and rural community can even begin
torture chambers that once housed to replicate the sights, sounds and
medieval lords and knights. Down smells of London and Paris for The
by the college there is a group of Kid, nor would I want it to. Because
houses with no roofs or walls, only we have something here so special
support beams, that represent where that no place abroad could ever
the earliest settlers colonized St. match. I call it home. Until next
Mary's City. The County Fair won't time...enjoy the Blues.
Former Pensacola Beach
resident Holly Shelton
will perform with Don
Snowden k Big Band
All Stars July 15 during
Evenings in Olde Seville
Square in Pensacola.
Concertgoers can expect to
hear sounds from various
artists such as Glenn Mill-
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to the more contemporary
sounds of James Taylor
and kin, Holly Shelton
is the featured vocalist for
the band. Her timeless
interpretations of the great
American Songbook brings
the audience to their feet
year after year
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Parrotheads flocked to the
grand opening of the Land
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bar on the Margaritaville
Hotel property June 27.
Manager Ray White, left,
and Pensacola Parrothead
President Willie Hubbard
made sure everyone had
an island welcome to the
open air pavilion. Hundreds
packed the bar, while staff-
ers danced and served trays
of hot dogs, chicken and
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The mellow October breezes The Bravery, Rebelution, and Better with ticket prices that will encour-
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of De Luna Fest across the sands scheduled for October 15-16, will to support Pensacola Beach while
of Pensacola Beach this fall. The feature musical performances on having fun."
festival organizers, Five Flags Tour- three stages directly on Pensacola A concert of this magnitude
ism Group, announced the lineup Beach. has not been produced on Pen-
for its inaugural year including "There will be something here sacola Beach in many years, so the
performances from Stone Temple for everyone," said Nick Bodkins, management continues to fine tune
Pilots, 311, 30 Seconds to Mars, festival organizer, Five Flags Tour- details with the Santa Rosa Island
Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ed- ism Group. "We're bringing amaz- Authority. Festival organizers will
ward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, ing live performances to our area appear before the Santa Rosa Island
Authority Board, July 14 to give
an update and request approval to
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Hundreds of parishioners packed the Pensacola Beach Church
Fellowship Hall June 27 to give Chuck and Helen Randle a proper
Beach Church send-off into retirement. Helen and Chuck made the
first cut in the "Happy Retirement" cake. Ceremonies included fond
remembrances from the congregation.
To The Beat
Justin Kase will have your toes
tapping to your favorite classic rock
and roll songs, during the Bands on
the Beach free concert series from
7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13 at the
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Slater Trout never forgets where he spent
his early years before moving to Hawaii to be-
come a professional paddle boarder. During
a recent visit to Pensacola Beach, Trout, left,
spent time with his former school teacher, Deb-
Trout, who calls Maui home, competed in
the Gulf Coast Stand Up Paddle Champion-
ships in Maderia Beach, Florida on Saturday
May 22. He finished the 9 mile race in first place
in the Elite Class paddling division.
Jeff Cartwright is spending his summer
fishing with his dad Johnny for Redfish in
Santa Rosa Sound. The beach youngster
landed this beauty on June 22. Jeff will be
in fifth grade at the Beach School in the fall.
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by Saltwater Ricl
Shark is on the menu this week
as the boys, Justin Scher and Big
Brandon Carey, took in a couple of
Black Tips off the coast using kay-
aks to set their bait.
"Cut Ladyfish on the bottom
and we weren't out there an hour
before we were beached and were
packing to head home," Justin said.
"Get the fillet knife out!"
The shallows are full of the
Gulfs bounty with everyone try-
ing to find fresh saltwater to live
in. The inshore fishing has been
great with the Big Three- Specks,
Flounder and Redfish ready and
waiting for something to do. Har-
vesting and freezing is a good idea
right now. It is very hard these
days to go fishing' and write about
what I find.
Everyone, call your Congress-
person or better yet call The White
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before we can't Go Fishin' at all.
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