IVolume VI, Number 8
Pensacola Beach, Florida
August 10, 2010
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The elegant ladies who make up the Mystic Krewe of Nereids are famous for their glittering costumes and gala parties during the Mardi Gras season, but on August 21 they
will gather their troops and march into battle at the Splash Party at Paradise Bar and Grill's soundfront beach. The main event at the Splash Party is the Water Gun Slinger
Showdown. The girlie garrison, who have declared Water Gun War on the rest of the beach, are (seated, L to R): Peggy Henshall, Paulette Provost, Daisy Long, Charlotte
Spencer, Deb Friedman and Kathi Lewis. Queen Doris XVIII Courtney Winstead is front and center. For more on the Splash Party, see page 2.
In Times of Peace, Prepare for War -
Water Gun Battles To Break Out At Splash Party
Ladies, woman your water
guns! We are at war. The shooting
begins at 1500 on 21 August 2010
at Battleground Paradise. Wet and
wild uniform required.
Objective: To soak the enemy
If you are not a member of the
Mystic Krewe of Nerieds, prepare
to fight against them at their annual
Splash Party. Any weapon which
uses water as ammunition will be
The arrival of Courtney and Jim
Winstead, Queen Doris XVIII and
King Nerus by boat will signal the
beginning of the water war games
at 3 p.m.
These will include:
Flip Flop Toss See who can
toss the gold glittering flips flops
into the target
Mermaid Pond Mardi Gras
ducks will be floating in the Mer-
maid pool. Try your luck at guessing
which ones will have lucky numbers
Pensacola Beach leaseholders
will find out by the end of this year
whether the oil spill has impacted
their property value's assessment
negatively. Escambia County Prop-
erty Appraiser Chris Jones will
follow an executive order issued by
Governor Charlie Crist and provide
a mid-term assessment of the par-
cels in Escambia County that have
In a letter dated June 2, Jones
requested that the Governor give
those impacted by the oil spill some
tax relief just as the State had done
after the 2004 hurricane season.
Jones wrote that commercial prop-
erties were bought and sold based
primarily on their ability to produce
income and if the oil impacted that
ability, it would impact their value.
He added that residential property
owners, some of which were al-
Card Me No need to be 21.
See if you can outdraw one of the
Nereids in a head-to-head card
Water Gun Slinging Show-
down All Mardi Gras Krewes
present will face off in the biggest,
wettest, battle of all time. Judges
will declare a winner by determin-
ing which krewe makes the other
turn tail and run for their towels.
There will be a small entry fee
for the games with the proceeds
going to a local charity.
After the battles are over the
victors and the losers will enjoy the
spoils. Then they can enter the Mer-
maid and Merman Costume Con-
test. Get on your best Neptune and
Ariel costumes. Island Times will
sponsor the awards for the contest
which begins at 4 p.m. Contestants
can sign up beginning at 3:45 p.m.
The Nereids will be selling
raffle tickets at six for $5 or $1 each.
Prizes are merchandise provided by
ready impacted by insurance and
hurricanes, would be further injured
by the spill.
The Governor's Executive
Order tasks the property appraiser
to make an interim assessment so
that owners can take the document
to BP to file a claim if needed. The
assessment does not offer any tax
relief and will not change your tax
bill according to Jones.
The Property Appraiser has cre-
ated a team to study the data which
will be gathered through Labor Day.
"We have 170,000 parcels of
property in Escambia County," said
Jones. "We will try to find measur-
able data and make a mass appraisal
which will take at least thirty days,
if not longer."
The data being gathered by the
team for review includes real estate
sales figures, listing data, income
"Mer-mentos" of the big Splash
Party will be custom designed ball
caps, visor and pony tail caps.
Boogie, Inc. will be at their
best entertaining the crowds. Dance
Paradise Bar and Grill will of-
fer a full menu of snacks and meals.
The beachfront bar and the tiki bar
will be open. Call Paradise Inn for
Commanding Generals for this
skirmish and all the skirmishes yet
to come will be Sharon Mattair and
Colonels on the staff are Pau-
lette Provost, Deb Friedman, Char-
lotte Spencer and Kathi Lewis.
Kathi issued a command to all
local water warriors. "You had bet-
ter show up and have a good time.
We will not host another party until
after Twelfth Night 2011."
Splash Party wars have a long
and noble history among the magi-
to rental accommodations such as
hotel, motel and condos, state sales
tax, tourist development tax and toll
revenues at the Bob Sikes Bridge.
"It is our goal to meet the spirit
of the Executive Order 10-169,"
said Jones. "This is by no means
a magic bullet. It will result in one
more piece of documentation that
an owner can present to bolster his
Pensacola Beach leasehold-
ers have been contesting the taxes
assessed on their improvements to
their leaseholds in court. Currently,
the residential leaseholders litiga-
tion is on appeal in the First District
Court of Appeals in Tallahassee. A
hearing date has not yet been set.
For further information regard-
ing the interim assessment, the
Property Appraiser can be reached
cal webs the Nereids weave. Bonnie want to go home. This year, Sharon
McDonaldprovided the low downon hosted a Lagoon Party for Nereids.
the Splash Party. At least, she tried. But, first things first. OnAugust
It seems 21, forth
to be first time,
somewhat the Nere-
sketchy flyM ,. C B ids will
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started in Cajun Stitchery has created a custom mer-mento dies in the
st1994 anrted in for Splash Partiers to purchase. Krewe of
1994 and Krewe of
at the old Banana Bobs. It all started
innocently enough with a few water
pistols but escalated in 1996 when
Glenda McCleary arrived with the
Pensacola Beach Fire Department
which was instructed to douse the
In 1997 and 1998 the Krewe
convinced Kirk Newkirk that they
could take his pontoon boats from
Key Sailing, out on the water, wage
a water pistol war and return them
in good shape.
The years 1999 to 2009 the war
was waged at Sharon Mattair's pool
at her home. The party turned into
a two day event because everyone
was having so much fun they didn't
one year discovered a warrior tactic
which quickly subdued the enemy.
They filled their water guns with
tequila. The maneuver has since
Other highlights of the past
Splash Parties include one that
Bonnie thinks was at Bobby D's
when he had several kiddie pools
filled with water on his deck. Either
that or Bobby was training for the
Olympics, according to Bonnie.
Now, this mighty war has
reached the public battlefield. Who
will win? Will there be a last dry
woman standing? Who will capture
all the awards - the Nereids or the
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Appraiser To Document Loss For BP Claims
Governor 's Order Provides No Tax Relief
August 10, 2010
August 10, 2010 Island Times PAGE 3
Barefoot on the Beach
By Jane Waters Cooper 16
-Bits and Pieces-
Harper Lee's famous novel,
"To Kill A Mockingbird," is cel-
ebrating its fiftieth anniversary
this summer. I read it for the
second time and it scared the wits
out of me, here and there, just as it
did when I read it so many years
ago. It is filled with conflicts and
views through the eyes of resi-
dents of a small Alabama town.
Small World Department: Harper
Lee, who is well known for her
reclusiveness used to come to
Pensacola to keep appointments
with her podiatrist, who was a
friend of mine.
SHOW US THE MONEY
Escambia County recently
received a stipend from the State
of $700,000 to be spent on ad-
vertising. Officials in downtown
Pensacola are doing that all right.
They have openly announced
that they are advertising to lure
tourists to the city to visit the
Naval Air Museum, the Historic
District, and art galleries, ect.
It sounds like they are trying to
wean the tourist population away
from the beaches. My opinion:
That will never happen. Most
of the visitors say they come
here for the beaches. Wasn't
that money supposed to help the
Sha e .Fest
iSign up today!
Winner will be announced at
IShakerFest on Sept. 12.
Bring entry form to Shaker.
Congratulations to Queen
Shugah and her faithful followers,
the masters of VooDoo, the indomi-
table Wooly Boogers. Whoever
heard of a hurricane that came into
the Gulf, weakened and went sim-
pering away? Shugah and her pals
told the season's first storm to get
lost somewhere else and they told
Bonnie, we've had enough already.
Implode she did. Colin stayed in
the Atlantic Ocean. Go on over to
Paradise and check out the storm
shrine. Leave an offering at the altar
and keep blowing to the south to
keep any new storms from planning
BALLOT BOX MOVES
For many years prior to Hur-
ricane Ivan, Islanders registered to
vote in Precinct 94 lined up at Pen-
sacola Beach Community Church
to cast their ballots. The storm
wiped out the Fellowship Hall, so
the entire operation was moved to
the boardroom at the Santa Rosa
Island Authority. The Supervisor of
Elections office announced that the
beach polling place has once again
returned the Beach Church. See you
on August 24 at the polls.
I have in my possession a
copy of Drew Brees' book, "Com-
ing Back Stronger." It's no coffee
ANT TO BE THE
KER QUEEN? I
" Glittering Tiara
> Shaker Necklace from
> Vacation Get Away
> Rides in Parades at
Christmas & Mardi Gras
Invite to Queen's Dinner
Queen Entry Form
I Phone #:
Proceeds benefit Beach Chamber and local charities
mi i i i i
table decoration. So far it's the
story of his own smashmouth
reaction to bumps in the road,
known in football parlance as
loosing NFL games. Brees tells
how every major hit makes him
stronger and I am sure it will
have a happy ending since the
Saints are unbelievably and mi-
raculously the world's champions.
Thousands of Northwest Florida
fans showed up for the Brees book
signing and a look at the traveling
museum, thrills all around. Geaux
Some of the best things in life
are free parks and picnics. The
National Park Service is waiving
the $8 entrance fee to Fort Pickens
this weekend, August 14-15. The
historic fort offers ranger led pro-
grams and tours, also at no charge.
The island's Catholic Church is
hosting a free picnic lunch on
August 15 complete with ice cold
watermelon and two waterslides
for the kids. The action begins
at 11 a.m. at the corner of Via de
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Don't forget to eat, drink,
shop and be merry. Where? Right
here on oil free (at the moment)
Tuesday, August 10
Bands on the Beach. Gulfside
Pavilion. "On The Beach Band" 7
to 9 p.m. Free.
Friday, August 13
Sounds of Summer, Quietwa-
ter Amphitheater, 6 to 8 p.m. "On
The Beach Band" Free.
Star Gaze, Casino Beach,8
p.m. Escambia Amateur Astrono-
mers Association. Free.
Saturday, August 14
Race for the Roses. All Fe-
male Regatta. Pensacola Beach
Yacht Club hosts. View from
Soundfront locations. Free.
Evening of Comedy. Benefits
Hospice. Hilton Pensacola Beach.
Sounds of Summer, Quietwa-
ter Amphitheater, 6 to 8 p.m. "On
Pensacola Beach. We hope it stays
that way. Actually, we hope it
stays the way it's always been. We
can make that happen. We will be
Coming Back Stronger.
The Beach Band" Free.
Sunday, August 15
Back To School Picnic. Our
Lady of the Assumption Catholic
Mission. 11 to 2 p.m. Food, Fun.
COLORS. Celebration of
Life on the Republic of Sand-
spurs. 5 p.m. Lillo's. No cover
charge. Dutch treat.
Sounds of Summer, Quietwa-
ter Amphitheater, 6 to 8 p.m. "On
The Beach Band" Free.
Tuesday, August 17
Bands on the Beach. Gulfside
Pavilion. Beulah Land South
Band. 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
Friday, August 20
Sounds of Summer, Quietwa-
ter Amphitheater, 6 to 8 p.m. The
Smart Brothers Band. Free.
Wing.s Burgr-S Rb
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Wed Mexican Madness '
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When the Queen of Wrong An-
swers risks ruining her reputation
by sending the correct answer to a
question, the Trivia Master knows
he asked an easy question. To add
insult to injury, everyone, that's
EVERYONE who submitted an an-
swer was correct. The question was
"who produced a book of photos
and essays about the Island?" The
answer is Michael O'Donovan. The
book is "The Island."
The winner was Kim Schmitz,
who is G. Cole's girlfriend. She
does have other qualities to recom-
mend her. She works at the Gulf
Breeze School cafeteria and was
one of the chefs at the Jazzy Jel-
lyfish Caf6. That was the phenom-
enally successful caf6 operated by
the third graders. Congrats, Kim.
Wear your shirt while you're out
cruising in the gold golf cart.
Answers came thick and fast
after Kim. Beach readers obviously
loved the book and respected its
author. First, two ineligible play-
ers Sir Morrie of the Roundtable
and Madame Sandi of IT Circula-
tion sent correct answers, followed
by Nettie McCulley who has the
book on her coffee table right now,
and she sent many copies as gifts.
Jeanette Baron, who always adds
a little history to her answer wrote,
"Michael O'Donovan published
the beautiful book, 'The Island.'
Happy to say we have the book
in our library. I think he was our
elected member of the Island
Authority when he published the
book. Hope I'm not a day late
and a dollar short, again." Sorry,
Here are a few more correct re-
sponders: Dr. Fran Albert, Tommy
Grice, who also sent his love along
with his answer, interior designer
Perrie Renfroe, Donna Ball, and
Betsy O'Brien. And along comes
Lynn Cieutat with an immediate
response message; just wasn't quite
It's better to stay in the air con-
ditioning and read in the middle of
an August Dog Day. So, we'll stay
with books one more time. Read-
ers are celebrating the fiftieth an-
niversary of Harper Lee's "To Kill
A Mockingbird" this summer. The
Trivia Master would like to know
the name of the actor who played
the leading role when the book was
made into a movie.
Hurry on this one. It's the last
easy question of the book series.
Own your very own special Island
Times t-shirt by being the first to
email the correct answer.
The rules are the same. Email
your answer with "trivia" in the
subject line to isLiidLiiucsKbcIll-
south.net. Be sure to include your
name and phone number with your
answer. Deadline is August 17.
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ON THE ISLAND
Kathy Kraemer was on the
Beach visiting Mary and Andy
Bessone last week. She traveled
from Kansas City, Missouri and
stopped at all the hot spots on the
The Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club has accepted the following
members from Gulf Breeze: Joan
Escuriex, Margaret Biggs, Becky
Dupuis, and Bob and Lynn Elmore.
Also coming onboard this month
were John Decker from Pensacola
Beach, Donna and Phil Gambrell,
Milton, and Marshall Picow and
Susan Embretson from Atlanta. The
next General Membership meeting
of the Yacht Club will be Thursday,
August 12 at 7 p.m.
WEEK LONG FEST
Hardworking Island Style
owner Mario Roberts kicks up his
heels during his birthday week. The
partying begins days before and
lasts days after his July 28 birthday.
He and his guests make the entire
length of Santa Rosa Island their
playground in what has been for-
merly named as MarioFest.
Island Times columnist, E. K.
Hewson (The Lizzard's Tongue)
spent last week with parents Frank
and Jane Cooper, and sisters Candy
Segar and Shelley Johnson; and
nephew Jeremy. She returned on
Thursday to be with her husband
The Colonel and Harry the Kid in
Tall Timbers, Maryland.
Ken Jones, who is fondly
known as Stump, has been frequent-
ing his old stomping grounds on the
Beach. The former Pensacola Beach
Rookie Beach Bum of the Year and
Wooly Booger has made a number
of extended trips from his home in
Georgia to assist his brother-in-law
in a construction project.
Vivacious Ella Hess has retired
but never slowed down. She sends
a hello to her friends on the Beach
and reports that she saw David
Alan Coe in concert in Iowa City,
the Broadway production of Jersey
Boys in Des Moines, hosted Jackie
and Bob Hess, and got a good report
from her doctor. She is currently in
California visiting family and will
be back in Iowa on August 19. Ella
was a columnist for The Islander
Newspaper, Beach business owner
and a top notch local Realtor. She is
a member of the Krewe of Nereids.
Bob and Wendy Brandon have
an amazing report. With the ex-
ception of three college bound
grandchildren, all the rest are living
within five miles of them. Here's the
line up. Daughter Barbara Stahl is
living on the beach with her husband
Mike, a Navy Captain. Their three
oldest children Kelly, 23, just gradu-
ated with her Masters from Virginia
Tech, Kaycee, 21, is a student at
Mary Washington in Va., and Kurt,
19, is a LaCrosse player at Virginia
Tech. Her two little ones, Kassidy,
12, is a seventh grader at Gulf
Breeze Middle School (where her
uncle Mike Brandon is the Assistant
Principal) and Katelyn, 10, will be a
fifth grader at the Pensacola Beach
School. Daughter Kaycee who
works at The Dock, has Alex 13, and
Brandon 10. Son Mike Brandon and
his wife Katie are Jacob and Mary's
parents. All this and Wendy still
has time to volunteer with the Gulf
Breeze Hospital Auxiliary like she
has for the last 12 years.
WHO DAT DILLON
Dillon Donahue is living a
sportsman's dream. He had a friend
invite him to get an insider's view
of the New Orleans Saints Training
Camp where he got to see just how
the Super Bowl Champs train. Word
from his mom, Diane, is that he even
got to try on a Super Bowl ring.
SHOW ME STATE
Steve Picker, who is the Execu-
tive Director of the Jefferson City,
Missouri Convention and Visitor's
Bureau, is ready to be a Beach Bum.
He and his sister have a few rental
condos on Pensacola Beach, but
Steve wants to move here perma-
nently. Until then he travels back
to Missouri looking forward to his
December Beach vacation.
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August 10, 2010
Nation's Brightest Stars Shine on Pensacola Beach
Hotel Vouchers, Big Names To Lure Concert Lovers Back To The Island
The winners in the oil spill
disaster will be the tourists who
decide to come to Pensacola Beach
in the near and far future.
The reason for this phenom-
enon is that Pensacola Beach is
setting itself up as the mecca for
holding concerts featuring na-
tionally known entertainers on a
Plans for the concerts moved
forward at the August 2 meeting
of the Escambia County Tourist
Development Council which is
in charge of allocating the $1.37
million which came to the County
Unlike the first $1.4 million
the County received from BP
there are no strings attached to the
second amount. The first sum was
restricted to advertising, but this
money can be used for hotel room
vouchers and presenting concerts.
"The money must be spent by
September 15," Denis McKinnon,
TDC chairman said. "BP likes the
idea of hotel vouchers and national
acts for beach concerts to entice
visitors back to the Beach."
Under the hotel voucher pro-
gram, the guests would pay the
regular price for the room, and
then get a voucher which would
provide a rebate. The TDC ap-
proved the idea, but will leave the
working out of details to the local
hoteliers, McKinnon and the Pen-
sacola, Perdido Key and Pensacola
Beach Chambers of Commerce.
The program is designed to
"put heads in beds" in the area
hotels. The impact of tourists who
fill the hotels is well studied and
multiplies to other businesses on
Commissioner Grover Rob-
inson who is a member of the
TDC made a motion to dedicate
$700,000 to funding the voucher
program which passed unani-
Robert Rinke, Levin Rinke
Resort Realty, said one million
dollars would be spent on con-
certs. All costs would be disclosed
to the public.
"I have personally paid to
hold the Beach Boys, hoping for
a September appearance," he said.
He explained in detail how
the process works. He said he met
with Steven Gudis of The Pro-
duction Department, who in turn
contacted ICM Talent the Beach
Boys agent. He made a deposit of
$1,000 from his own bank account
to confirm the date of September
18. The date was placed on hold.
An offer was then made on
behalf of Rinke by Gudis to the
band's agent and forwarded to
the Beach Boy's management
company, Tuesday, August 3.
The management company has
received the offer and is review-
ing it. The acceptance, rejection
or counter offer could come back
any day this week.
"I am working on behalf of
Robert Rinke in explaining the
need for these concerts to nation-
ally recognized performers who
are being asked to perform for
free or to just cover their costs,"
Rinke says his ultimate goal is
to provide a quintessential beach
"Our ultimate goal would
be for people to come with their
beach chairs to sit with their feet
in the sand at sunset with an island
breeze blowing while they listen to
their favorite band," Rinke said.
Other possible acts represent-
ing a wide variety in entertainment
may include Peter Frampton, Chi-
cago, Earth, Wind and Fire, REO
Speedwagon, New Kids on the
Block, Joan Baez and The Steve
"Nationally known artists
of the caliber of Peter Frampton
have already said they would like
to come to the Gulf Coast to help
show support," Rinke said. "This
is going to make a powerful im-
pact on our area."
The stage would be located
just west of the Fishing Pier on
the Margaritaville Beach Hotel
property. Casino Beach would not
be impacted and will always be
available to the public.
Marilyn Hess, CEO of Little
Sabine, Inc. who is donating the
use of her land, said, "The concerts
must be free to those paying for
accommodations, and any profits
would be donated to a special fund
for Beach clean up, wildlife issues
and environmental issues."
All hotel guests will receive
tickets to the concerts and some
will be made available to the
It will take several agencies
to make all this happen, according
to Rinke. Rinke asked the TDC to
allocate $300,000 to the proposal
and the Pensacola Convention and
Visitor's Bureau has $200,000 in
contingency money. Rinke of-
fered to match that $500,000 with
money from the Island Beautifi-
cation Fund which Portofino has
given to the SRIA for beautifying
"I feel this is a more urgent
need," said Rinke.
That proposal is not yet final
since the Island Authority must
authorize the expenditure of the
funds. The item will appear on
the August 11 agenda of the SRIA.
The open air stage which
would include a giant digital
screen would cost from $500,000
to $600,000, according to Rin-
ke. The cost to lease would be
$175,000 for one hundred days.
Plans for marketing the proposals
will come soon, and will feature
the vouchers and concerts.
A motion was made and
passed to allocate $300,000 to
the beach concerts, $100,000 to
Perdido Key to advertise their fall
events, $249,000 to advertise the
vouchers and concerts in a mixture
of television, radio and internet
At the close of the meeting,
McKinnon announced that he
would be forming a long range
ad hoc planning committee com-
posed of Council members and
non-members to look to the fu-
ture. Their meetings will be in
the Sunshine and will be open to
Chamber Discusses Highs and Lows
The Pensacola Beach Chamber
of Commerce discussed highs and
lows at its monthly meeting on
Among the high points was
the Blue Angels Air Show success
which was due in part to Executive
Director Maureen LaMar who met
all the emergencies as they came up.
"Thanks for overcoming all the
obstacles that just kept coming,"
Jeff Elbert, Chamber president told
Marta Ray, sales director of the
Days Inn gave a report that was half
high and half low. She said, "We're
keeping busy, but we have had to cut
room rates to remain busy."
A report among the highs was
Robert Gleim's summary of the
upcoming Labor Day weekend
Jamaican Fest at Bamboo Willie's.
"There will be a lot more on
this later, but everything is on sched-
ule for the Bathtub races and we are
having a headline reggae band from
Ohio," he said.
A new business has opened
where the Florida Pizza Kitchen was
located in front of Paddy O'Leary's.
Beach Pops are frozen organic con-
coctions made of fruits and spices.
The business, owned by Lynn Fos-
ter, recently joined the Chamber.
Sandi Johnson, who represents
Pensacola Beach Optimist Club at
the Chamber said the annual First
Responders Appreciation Dinner
will be August 31. Honored guests
are lifeguards, deputies, firefighters
and park rangers.
Rick Cantin, in his treasurer's
report, was among the highs reflect-
ing a net income of $2900 over last
year and $6,599 above the budget
The next General Membership
meeting will be Tuesday, August 31,
8:30 a.m. at the Days Inn. Business
After Hours will be the same day at
5:30 p.m. at Springhill Suites.
For more information about
joining the Chamber, call 850-
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This has, without a doubt been
the strangest summer of my life in
Paradise. The lack of visitors to
our Island has caused a tremendous
increase in the speed of my social
life. Islanders are supposed to relax
and rest in the summer, but these
days my calendar seems to book
itself constantly. Where did all the
blank spaces go?
I thought I would get a lot of
things done around my house while
grandson Jesiah was visiting his
Dad JasonFitzgerald in Virginia and
North Carolina for six weeks. Turns
out, he's not the problem. He's
home already and not a single thing
has been accomplished on my list.
I spent most of my time wondering
where the rest of the time went.
I can vaguely recall spring
and something about some oil
somewhere; then suddenly I'm in
the heart of the Sandspur Republic
in the full heat of summer. Next
thing I know there's a couple of
"girl's trips" planned and executed
already. Bill and I actually took a
short trip together somewhere dur-
ing that time frame. Then came the
4th of July and fireworks and oh
yeah, mailing some bowcs of love"
overseas now and again.
There was also a visit from my
sister Gail and husband Rod from
Then grandsons Ash and Max
Harris came for their first sleep-over
ever. Those boys were so sweet and
we had so much fun, then Mom and
Dad (Sara and Rob Harris) came
and took them home. I got stuck in
traffic (the same day) after the Blue
Angels practice and was late for a
doctor's appointment. I think I got
home just in time to get things ready
for the next day's guests to watch
the Blue Angels dress rehearsal.
Those guests left in time for me to
get ready for the next day's guests
to watch the Blue Angels perform
their breath-taking show!
After that Christine Hewerdine
and I went away on another "girl's
trip" to Biloxi and I got home in
time to host my granddaughter Sissy
for an overnight stay. And yes, both
were a lot of fun!
The next thing I knew, I was
in daughter Mel's car headed to
Jacksonville to pick up Jesiah and got
home in time for my sister Brenda and
husband Wayne Dawson who arrived
from Georgia the very next day.
Somewhere in between all that
I managed to schedule, book and
attend COLORS each month on
the 15th (next one is August 15 at
Lillo's Tuscan Grille). Then there's
this "job thing" that Shelley insists
we write every other week (at least
I'm sitting down).
My Mardi Gras krewe, the
Mystic Krewe of Nereids, has
been making plans all year. The
first commitment is the mandatory
attendance at the Mystic Lagoon
where we will welcome our most
recent "Love Ladies" into the
krewe. Yeah, it's a tough job but
somebody's gotta do it.
Now we're finalizing plans for
the Splash Party where we hope
to bring business, fun, money and
even some relief to the entire Island.
Let me just say that has not been a
small task. And why do we do it?
Because just like Jane Cooper said,
"That's what we do!" And y'all
know I always believe Miss Jane.....
Somewhere in there was that
whole Wooly Booger thing and I
must commend our Duece Queen
ShelleyBean- she has done an abso-
lutely spectacular job! She's going
to be a tough act to follow......
Oh yeah, after the Mystic La-
goonbut before the Splash Party I'll
be making a trip to Georgia. Brenda
and I have decided it's time to throw
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.
RED SNAPPER & TRIGGERFISH
GROUPER & FLOUNDER
OYSTERS & SHRIMP
MON SAT 8AM -7 PM
SUNDAY 8 AM 6 PM
peas, porribge & a bv martini
by Kathi Lewis
a surprise birthday party for our
sister Gail. She hit the big 60 last
year and according to our memory
Gail has never had a birthday party.
Well, it's about time. Where does
the time go?
Liz Waters Hewson was in
town briefly and I really, really
needed to visit with her. She's the
contributor of this week's recipe
(which I received at last year's Wine
& Art Weekend. Oh yeah, that's
coming up on October 2-3). Since
Liz provided the recipe, maybe I'll
have time to lift a glass to toast her.
In the meantime let's cook.......
1 dozen freshly shucked raw
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp. fresh chopped oregano
1 tbsp. fresh finely ground (use a
mortar & pestle) bay leaves
1 tsp. salt & pepper
Turn oven on broil. Place
shucked oysters on the half shell
on a baking sheet. Mix together
bread crumbs, cheese, herbs and
spices. Place a dollop of the mix-
ture on each oyster. Put under the
broiler until crumbs get crusty and
cheese gets melty. Serve and eat
Enjoy, share and spend some
time on the beach before it's gone
(time, not the beach)!See ya in the
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August 10, 2010
Beach resident Ilona Borish
loves the white sands of Pensacola
Beach, but can be found swoosh-
ing through the powdery snow in
Colorado with the Pensacola Ski
Club members during the winter.
"We want you to think cool
thoughts, so we are hosting our
annual Snow Ski Expo, Thursday,
August 26 at 6:30 p.m. at New
World Landing," said Borish, the
Club's vice-president in charge
of trips. "Founded in 1974, the
Ski Club hosts between seven and
ten ski trips per year. We usually
include one international destina-
The Expo includes ski trip
information booths. Next year's
destinations are Snowmass, Key-
stone, Steamboat Springs, Copper
Mountain and Breckenridge in
Colorado; coupled with Aosta,
Italy, Egypt, and a wine tasting in
The Club isn't just about
skiing. They host several non-
skiing outings, happy hours, family
events and socials.
Participants may get lucky
enough to win one of the fantastic
door prizes or raffles. Food and
beverages will be available.
Admission to the Expo is free
to current members and $10 to non-
members. Those who join the Ski
Club at the Expo will receive a $10
discount on their membership fee.
New World Landing is located
at 600 South Palafox Street in
Pensacola. There is plenty of free
parking so bring your friends.
Leading the Club down the
slopes and at the monthly meetings
are officers: Susan Naile, Presi-
dent, Janice Bond, Vice-President,
Ilona Borish, Vice-President/Trips,
Beverly Gay, Secretary, Paul Belt,
Treasurer, Cindy Urmos-Clements,
Assistant Treasurer and Al Mad-
dux, Past President.
For more information about
Club activities and membership,
August 10, 2010 Island Times PAGE 7
Island Authority Parks Parking Lot
the beach's news available to the world
The construction of a parking
lot on Ft. Pickens Road adjacent
to the Sans Souci is parked for
awhile as the Santa Rosa Island
Authority Board has asked staff,
Mike Langston of Baskerville-
Donovan and Steve Homewood,
president of the LaFitte Cove
Homeowners Association to meet
and bring more information to the
Board before making a decision
on the project. They reached the
decision at their July 28 meeting.
The major red flag flying on
this project is the proposed area
is in preservation. Secondly, the
price has gone up from $25,000
"There are no members of this
Board who would want to impact
the dunes, so we would never want
to encroach on a sensitive area
with a parking lot," Board member
Dave Pavlock said.
"I am encouraged by the
Board looking at different solu-
tions on the parking situation,"
Board member Vernon Prather
said. "I would like to continue to
study this, review it, and get more
information with cost estimates."
Homewood had offered an
alternative plan which would
eliminate the danger that currently
exists and would cost less to build.
Langston reminded the Board
that at their direction the parking
lot is already out for bid with the
bid opening set for August 11. The
Board will review and discuss the
matter at their Full Board meeting
on August 11.
During the committee meet-
ing which followed the parking lot
discussion, Dottie Ford, Finance
Director announced that May had
been a very good month.
"We were up $62,000 which
means we are still up for the year
and expenses are down," she said.
Requests came from Margari-
taville management to the Devel-
opment and Leasing Committee.
Approval was granted for them
to have a food trailer to service
the two pool bars, and Landshark
Landing until their caf6 opens
in the Spring of 2011. They also
received approval for an office
trailer on the property during con-
struction from the Architectural
and Environmental Committee.
However, their contractor
who provides beach chair rental
concessions ran into opposition
concerning a request to use a four-
wheeler to transport equipment to
the Beachside location. Margarita-
ville officials have provided their
rental company with storage inside
the hotel rather than the customary
boxes located on the beach.
Joe McCay, general manager
of the new hotel said they did not
have a problem with placing a
storage box on the beach.
"We do not want to impact
the area, but we do not think
building a ramp, as suggested by a
committee member, is something
we want to do."
Although he said there was
no problem with the box, the item
is held in committee.
The first budget workshop
followed the Committee Meet-
ings. The next two will be on
August 11 and 25. Ford said June
collections will be down by 18%.
However, she said they could
work around the possibility that
they would not raise the lease fees
to meet the CPI this year.
Jim Cox, president of the
Pensacola Beach Advocates,
delivered a letter expressing con-
cern about raising the residential
lease fees this year.
He has also examined a sce-
nario of the Escambia County
tax assessments on improvement
and on the land of leaseholders. It
revealed that only one percent of
the County's population resides
on Pensacola Beach but would
be paying 9.3 percent of the total
"Total revenue going to the
County from island residents
would be $11 million for im-
provements only. Factor in an-
other $1,350, 690 in MSBUs and
add lease fees. It's a burden,"
"The Beach has been beat
up bad, both commercial and
residential," added Robert Rinke,
Levin and Rinke Resort Realty.
"Nobody thought we would be
taxed on improvements and now
we are. Coupled with insurance,
there's only so much we can
The Santa Rosa Island Au-
thority Full Board will meet
Wednesday, August 11 at 5 p.m. at
the Authority office. All meetings
including the Budget Workshops
are open to the public.
Sheriff's Office In Hot Pursuit Of Business Support
Sena Maddison, Public Af-
fairs Coordinator for the Es-
cambia County Sheriff's Office,
made a presentation to the Beach
Chamber of Commerce, seeking
their help in the Sheriff's spon-
sored 5K run, In Hot Pursuit,
which will be on November 6 on
"We are currently seeking
sponsors who are interested
in joining us in supporting the
Florida Sheriff's Association
Youth Ranches," she said. "This
is an organization dedicated to the
prevention of juvenile delinquen-
cy and the production of strong,
lawful and productive citizens for
As a race sponsor the busi-
ness would have its logo on the
t-shirts and at the website.
"We expect a minimum of
300 runners," she said. "We want
to keep the runners on the beach
all day long. If a business would
like to offer a discount, these
will be placed on a list inside the
For more information or
to make a donation to the race,
Maddison's office number is 850-
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Pensacola Beach Chamber's
Art and Wine Weekend.
Call 850-932-1500 to register.
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Shopping for Back To School
clothes and supplies on August
13-15 earns you a little tax break.
The State of Florida will forgo
collecting sales tax for three days,
so students can get ready to return
to school. Items included in the
exemption are books, clothing less
than $50 in price, school supplies
less than $10 in price, footwear
and certain accessories. For more
details, visit www.myflorida.com/
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School will open its doors for
classes on August 23. Gulf Breeze
Middle and High Schools open
the same day. Please remember to
slow down in school zones. Beach
deputies and Gulf Breeze police
will be there to remind you.
LEARN THE ROPES
Gulf Breeze Middle School is
holding its Orientation on Friday,
August 20 prior to the first day of
school which is set for Monday,
August 23 at 7:30 a.m.
Sixth graders and students
new to the school may drop in
between 8 and 10 a.m. to pick up
their class schedules, find their
classrooms, meet the teachers, find
out their bus numbers and routes,
and buy gym uniforms which are
$20 for shirt and shorts.
Returning eighth graders
should pick up their schedules
between 11 a.m. and noon on
Returning seventh graders
should arrive between noon and
1 p.m. with proof of their TDAP
immunization to pick up their
BACK TO SCHOOL FUN
Sizzling hot dogs and hamburg-
ers coupled with ice cold watermel-
on and lemonade make up the menu
for Our Lady of the Assumption's
Back To School picnic, Sunday,
August 15 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
There will be two waterslides and
plenty of room to splash for kids
of all ages. The entire community
is invited to this party. There is no
GO SEE MR C
Most parents, teachers and
students love the carefree days of
summer vacation. No classroom
schedule and no homework. Beach
School Principal Jeff Castleberry
can't stand it. He says it's too quiet
and he is eagerly awaiting the return
of his 144 students.
About 2,500 of the residential
leases on the Beach have escala-
tion clauses that allow the SRIA to
increase lease fees every 5 years by
the cumulative CPI increase over
the last 5 years. In April, the SRIA
Board voted to increase lease fees
by 10% beginning in 2011. That
would mean 2,500 leaseholders will
pay an average of $100 more per
leasehold, for a total of $250,000.
In May, the PBA Board of
Directors wrote a letter question-
ing the need for the increase to the
SRIA Board, and the SRIA agreed
to take a second look at the lease
fee increase as part of the budget-
ing process for the fiscal year Oct.
1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011. ABudget
Workshop is scheduled after the
August 11 after the SRIA Board
meeting (probably 6:00 p.m. or
later). The SRIA Board was actu-
ally presented with two proposed
budgets one with the increase and
one without. The SRIA's Finance
Director told the SRIA Board that
she believed that by controlling or
deferring expenses the SRIA could
forego the lease fee increase for
The PBA Board feels that with
residential leaseholders being asked
to pay ad-valorem taxes in addition
to lease fees and MSBU fees, not
to mention coping with the effects
of the oil spill, now is simply not
the time for the SRIA to increase
residential lease fees.
All residential leaseholders are
encouraged to attend the Budget
Workshop on August 11 and let
the SRIA hear your views on the
proposed lease fee increase. If you
cannot attend, but want to contact
the SRIA members, here's their e-
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School Gets New Storage Rooms, Picnic Tables
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School students will have more
outdoor dining tables and teachers
will have additional storage space
in the Computer Lab, first grade and
kindergarten, after the Board autho-
rized Principal Jeff Castleberry to
get two bids for the projects at their
July 26 meeting.
"After the hurricane, the front
classrooms were rebuilt with large
walk-in storage space," Castleberry
said. "These other classrooms really
need to have the same storage areas."
During good weather, Beach
kids enjoy eating outside on picnic
tables since they do not have a
"There is not enough room for
the entire student body to sit at a
table during lunch, said Margie
Pitts, fifth grade teacher.
She did point out that the fifth
graders, who are the upperclassmen
at the school, did enjoy their privi-
lege of eating in the gazebo.
The Board approved the pur-
chase of six new tables which added
to the existing tables would accom-
modate the entire student body on
the dining deck.
Todd McCurdy, president, said
the finances at the School were in
good shape and were ahead of bud-
get. Although the Board intends to
factor in the expected five percent
cut from the State, the most recent
update shows the per student fund-
ing cut will not be made by the State.
During the Principal's Report,
Castleberry said a school is often
judged by its FCAT scores.
"Our scores were really good,"
he said. "We are truly a community
school and we appreciate all the
civic organizations which support
us. We hope that we, in turn, repre-
sent the community well."
Susan McLeod, fourth grade
teacher, resigned saying she wanted
to spend more time with her family.
The Board approved Tara Turk to
teach fourth grade. She has been
a teaching assistant at the School,
a co-teacher in third grade and
finished last year teaching the first
grade while Kelli Gunter was on
Important dates for the school
are August 13 which is the closing
date for the official application pro-
cess, August 23 when the students
returnto school and August 30 when
the School Board holds its next for the Beach School teachers.
meeting. The Board also approved a All meetings are open to the
Welcome Back To School Luncheon public, and begin at 6 p.m. at the
to be hosted at a Beach restaurant school.
Congratulations Nan Harper
Florida State President
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Bands On The Beach Artists Rock The Island
Successful Concert Series Showcases Local Talent
As the summer continues on
Pensacola Beach, so does the free
music. The popu-
lar outdoor con-
cert series Bands
on the Beach
rocks on from 7-9
p.m. each Tues-
day evening at the
and the Sounds
of Summer week-
end concert series
keeps the music
going from 6-8 -
p.m. most Friday,
Saturday and Sun-
day evenings at Beulah Land B;
Amphitheater on Portofino Board-
walk. The free concerts are provided
by the Santa Rosa Island Authority.
Bring your beach chair and
dancing shoes to enjoy these Bands
on the Beach entertainers:
Jeff Tucker and On the Beach
travel to the Gulf Coast performing
a variety of music including rock,
pop and country, and will make a
stop in Pensacola Beach on August
10. With over a 14-year history,
the group has experience playing
a variety of venues including com-
munity concerts, special events and
major music festivals. The band
will showcase their ability to appeal
to different generations and varied
lah Land South
Band will play
a from Lynyrd
'- Skynyrd, ZZ
foot and others
on August 17.
the bands four
a wide variety
id plays Aug. 17 of style and tal-
ent to the stage.
They have created a unique sound
that they call "Swamp Water Mu-
sic." The band's most recent venue
was opening for Joe Diffie at the
2010 BeulahFest. Having a strong
community sense they have also
played for many benefits around
Petty Cash will make their
Bands on the Beach debut on Au-
gust 24. Formed in 2007, they have
more than 20 years of experience
playing music and entertaining
audiences. Their playlist crosses
over many eras and styles of mu-
sic, from 3 Doors Down to David
Allen Coe and even Pink Floyd
and Jimmy Buffett. You can be
sure that all music you hear will
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should don their best pirate costume
and join the Beach Pirates, Sunday,
September 5 at 11 a.m. at the Para-
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Bathtub Races which begin at 2
p.m. behind Bamboo Willie's on
The annual tradition of pad-
dling homemade craft and bath tubs
on Labor Day weekend is decades
old, but this will be the first appear-
ance of the Beach Pirates. There is
no fee to join the expedition.
There is a $30 charge per
team to enter the Bath Tub Races.
All of the proceeds go to benefit
the Pensacola Beach Chamber of
The Beach Pirates will wel-
come all salty dogs, nautical new
comers and little swabbies to the
group. Eye patches, peg legs, gold
hoop ear rings and Johnny Depp
look-alikes are encouraged.
Since this group has no rules
and no dues, it is not necessary to
sign up in advance, you may just
float up and join on September 5. If
you would like your name added to
the scroll of Pirates, then email is-
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B USINESS BU ZZMMMMMM M MMMMM.....................................
BP has established an Immedi-
ate Action Claims Team to expedite
claims. Businesses with urgent cash
flow needs to contact their adjuster
immediately, or they can call 800-
573-8249 and tell the operator that
they have an urgent cash flow need.
The claim will be referred to the
Immediate Action Claims Team.
Eligible businesses are: restaurants
or tourism businesses located in
close proximity to a beach that has
been oiled; fisherman, shrimpers,
oyster harvesters and charter boat
operators who have been affected
by the oil; and condo units located
on beaches that have been closed
due to oil.
Car buffs and Corvette lovers
will be racing to the Beach for the
Miracle Strip Corvette Club's Life's
a Vette on the Beach Show, Sep-
tember 18 at Casino Beach. Beach
resident Rick Gordon coordinates
the show and he also is in charge of
gathering prizes to include in their
raffle. Contact him at 916-0997 or
email@example.com to make a
donation. The proceeds go to Santa
Rosa Kids House and Covenant
Where else in the world are
there so many quality programs
hosted for your enjoyment at no
charge? Namely, Bands on the
Beach on Tuesdays, Sounds of
Summer on the weekends, movie
series through Labor Day called
Free Friday Flicks.
Ernie Webb is retired from
the U.S. Army and is currently an
adjunct professor of English at Troy
University in Pensacola. Ernie has
penned a book entitled, "Rescuing
America! We are Taking Her Back!"
which is available on Amazon.com
for your Kindle.
BP has funded a Hotel Voucher
Program for Escambia County. De-
tails of the program will be posted to
laBeach.com and Pensacola Beach
Chamber.com. Stay, play and get
some cash back for doing so!
The Pensacola Beach Chamber
is accepting applications from artists
who would like to show during the
third annual Art and Wine Weekend,
Oct 2-3. This is the last year that the
Chamber will waive the charge to
show and sell your art work. Call
850-932-1500 for details.
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A Triathlon? Why not you?
You've probably seen the Iron-
man World Championship in Kona,
Hawaii on NBC at some point in
your life and thought those people
are NUTS. Well, that may be true.
But did you know that there are
triathlon races that don't take 17
hours to complete? In fact, we've
got one right here coming up on
October 2, and it's only a 600 yard
swim, 18 mile bike ride and a 3.1
mile (or 5K) run.
We know, "only" 600 yards,
18 miles and 3.1 miles. But if there
ever was a time for you to try a
"Tri," this is the one. With smooth
waters, flat bike and flat run, Santa
Rosa Island (SRI) Tri is THE per-
fect "first timer" race! No matter
whether you're first overall or near
the end in your age-group, all ath-
letes share that wonderful feeling of
accomplishment when crossing the
finish line. It is awesome!
For those of you who are "first-
timers", congratulations on taking
your first step (literally) toward
a new and healthy lifestyle filled
with wonderful people of all ages.
For those of you who have thought
about signing up but haven't yet, do
it! And if you want to really share
the experience and are concerned
about the distance, you can even
sign up for a relay. There are won-
derful programs around town to
help you get started including the
local triathlon club, Tri GulfCoast
at www.trigulfcoast.org. Or you
can give us a shout by going to
our website www.multisportper-
formanceinstitute.com or call us at
If you're still not sure, you can
start by volunteering. Just go to
www.sritri.org and contact Charles
Gheen, the Race Director. Trust us,
after cheering everyone on, you'll
be signing up for next year for sure!
John Murray and Mark Sortino
multisport Performance Institute
Look for some great "Tri Tips" com-
ing up in future additions. Can't
wait to see you out there!
Good News Department
On Monday, we were notified
that our grant idea to fight youth
obesity by introducing the sport of
triathlon to children was chosen to
compete in Pepsi's Good for the
Gulf grant competition.
With this grant money, MPI
will be able to launch a local aware-
ness campaign, host three youth
triathlon races, conduct educational
training sessions and start a youth
triathlon club to encourage healthy
living while also growing the sport
You can help by voting for us.
Voting will continue until August
31. Winners will be announced on
thing.com/trikids to vote for this
project. Let's get our kids moving!
BigFoot Appear on Santa Rosa Island Where is he?
BigFoot is stalking about
the island again. Walking
across large expanses ofwhite
sand with a lone palm tree to
shade him. Is he secretly train-
ing for the triathlon? Is he
lookingforfreshwater to drink?
Where is BigFoot this time?
Be the first to email Island
Times with the correct answer
and you will win a custom
collectible BigFoot t-shirt!
Send your answer to:
include your name and phone
number Good luck!
The brave soul who serves as
the Supervisor of Elections for the
Krewe of Bananimals has certified
Rob Jackson as the Top Dog of the
Krewe. The announcement was
made at the August 1 meeting at
Castaways where thirty Bananimals
raised their drinks in approval. As-
sisting Rob this year will be Trea-
surer Mary Jo Tibbits, Secretary
Bruce Yoder and Vice-president
The group settled down to
business which included setting
the Bananimals Grand Costume
Ball for Saturday, February 19 at
Castaways. They will be working
on their floats, creating a Facebook
page and designing a krewe costume
during the off season.
"This krewe is all about the
fun," said Top Dog Rob. "We will
be known for our Grand Ball, gener-
ous float riders and our dedication
The Krewe confirmed that
Santa Rosa Kids House will remain
as their number one charity and they
will add a few others this year.
To support all these goals, the
Krewe has opened their member-
ship to new members. The Member-
ship Drive will continue through
"We have about 80 registered
Bananimals," said Mary Jo Tibbits.
"We can accept new members im-
mediately. We are hoping for some
young members to join the young-
The next meeting of the Ba-
nanimals is their annual Shrimp
Boil, Sunday, September 12 at 3
p.m. at the Sabine Sandbar. Standing
committees will be formed for Par-
ties, Mardi Gras, Halloween, Float
Decorating, Fundraising, Christmas
The cost tojoin is $50 per year.
The Krewe meets year round. A
check made payable to the Krewe
of Bananimals can be mailed to
1309 Autumn Breeze Circle, Gulf
Breeze, FL 32563.
Queen of Bananimals Carlette Howell, left, and the gal who takes
care of all the krewe money, Treasurer Mary Jo Tibbits, approved of
the serious business that the Krewe conducted during theirAugust
1 meeting. They scheduled parties, reaffirmed their commitment to
having fun and supporting local charities. The Krewe is ready to
expand inviting prospective members to sign up and become part
of the herd.
Beach's Bananimals Host Drive
To Corral New Krewe Members
Castaways Gets Tapped For Grand Ball
August 10, 2010
August 10, 2010 Island Times PAGE 13
By Joe Stukey
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Q: "Can my laptop power cord
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power cord for a laptop computer.
Many laptops have been damaged
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used. I recently repaired an HP
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close fit, but was overpowering the
The problem lies in the power
requirements for the computer.
Each computer has a label under-
neath it, indicating the correct power
rating. For example, the input
power rating might be 18.5V and
3.5A. If you look at power cord,
the black rectangular "brick" in the
middle of the power cord will show
the same power rating. The black
box reduces power from the wall
outlet down to the level needed by
The silver plug on the tip of the
power cord varies in size, depend-
ing on the brand and power rating
of the computer. So, in many
cases it won't even fit into another
computer. But, if it does fit, and the
output power isn't a good match
for the computer, the computer's
motherboard may be damaged. The
computer might fail immediately, or
it can deteriorate over time.
If buying a spare or replace-
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(with brand name for your com-
puter). If that is not available, just
make sure the output power rating
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I recently purchased Season
One of the 1962 television series,
"The Virginian." I was nine-years-
old when the show made its debut,
and I was fascinated with stories
of the Wild West. The setting for
the series focused on a large ranch
in Wyoming owned by Judge
Garth played by the famous Lee J.
Cobb and run by the foreman and
title character The Virginian -
who was played by James Drury.
What set this television west-
ern apart from the other westerns
was its 90 minute color format.
Imagine the work the writers had
to do for this show. It stayed on
the air until 1972 a testament to
the remarkable writing and acting.
Each week presented a new
saga supported by an excellent
cast and crew, but enhanced by
famous stars. These included such
notables as Betty Davis, Joan
Crawford, Harrison Ford, George
C. Scott and Robert Redford to
name a few. The other interesting
aspect concerning the actors was
the group of actors who had small
parts and later became famous in
their own right. Those included
many of the Star Trek cast: Beam
me up Scotty/Scotty Montgom-
ery James Doohan, Bones/Dr.
Leonard McCoy DeForest Kelley
and Captain James Tiberius Kirk
- William Shatner all had small
parts in "The Virginian."
I realize that as a nine-year-
old I was quite fortunate in grow-
ing up with this series. There were
moral issues that were tackled.
I know now that this had a tre-
mendous impact on my life. It
established definitive boundaries
between right and wrong; yet,
just because a law was in place,
it didn't necessarily mean it was
a just law.
There were episodes that
introduced historical and social
information and were woven into
the show. A couple of episodes
showed a run on banks in 1897. It
made me realize that as progres-
sive as we think we are in the 21 st
Century, we just keep repeating
the same mistakes. I didn't catch
it at the age of nine, but I certainly
understand it now at the age of 56.
So head on out little doggies
and rent or buy "The Virginian"
for good wholesome entertain-
Big sister Cailyn Cooke pretends she is an alligator while little sister Kennady
gets to ride on her back. They were playing in the shallow clear water behind their
Grandmother Pandora de Balthazar's home on Little Sabine Bay last week.
July was Justin Scher's month
at the Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
weekly tourneys on Pensacola
Beach. He displayed his patented
come from behind style during his
win on July 25 when he outlasted
Pete Falgout at Paddy O'Leary's.
He reappeared in the winner circle
after a hard fought battle with Phil
Tracy on July 29.
Lady Luck sat down at the
tables at Paddy's next to Sara Man-
del on the first day of August. She
claimed her first Texas Hold 'Em
4444 Fun win over veteran player
Sandshaker, 7 PM
Paddy O'Leary's, 7PM
Paddy O'Leary's, 7 PM
Monday night action takes
place at the historic Sandshaker
Lounge where Hank Misiak was the
champion on July 26. Tommy Grice
settled for the runner's up crown.
Grice did not play second fiddle
for long. He made a charge for all
the chips on August 2 leaving Billie
Urquhart in second place.
"This is Grice's second win
in three weeks," commented Rick
Uzdevenes. "He is marching into the
winner's circle on a regular basis."
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old who has a basic knowledge of
the game. Games begin at 7 p.m. at
Paddy's on Thursday and Sunday
and at the Shaker on Monday night.
For more information, call the
poker hotline at 850-324-2667.
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prior to entering the
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Molly had a little flounder It followed her to school one day
with a belly white as snow. Which was against the rules.
Everywhere that Molly went It made the beach kids laugh
That Flounder was sure to go and play to see a fish at school.
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Sunday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. Queen's Race Enter Today Gulfside Pavilion Beach Saturday, Sept 18
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To tell or not to tell? That is
the question. And an embarrassing
one at that.
You see gone are the days that
having my undergarments exposed
in public are funny at the very least
and sexy at the very best. Unfortu-
nately, no longer am I that flirtatious
Second Lieutenant's girlfriend who
no matter how close to my heart I
kept Victoria's secret, my favorite
and only pair somehow wound up
blowing in the wind on the flag pole
in front of a governmental building
on the Island during Mardi Gras.
I have actually come to a time
in my life that I am supposed to be
the distinguished Colonel's wife.
One whose slip is never longer than
her hemline and whose bra straps
know their place no matter the
cut of the sleeve for fear of being
banished to the back of the lingerie
drawer until the elastic gets dry rot.
Sad, but true.
I have even been known to
find the nearest trash receptacle to
dispose of an unruly undergarment.
I've always believed 'tis better to go
bare than to have straps and waist-
bands out there for the world to see.
I don't want to see yours and I have
no intention of showing off mine.
That is until I was enjoying a
nice lunch with family and friends
at a restaurant on the Island. Names
have purposely been removed to
protect the innocent and the of-
fended. It is too late for the embar-
rassed -- that would be me. Some-
how while being seated the back
zipper in my cute little white skirt
headed south and went completely
unnoticed while we ordered drinks
and food. That is until the table of
12 men, much older than I, arrived.
The next thing I know, a wait-
ress, but not my waitress, carrying
a pitcher of ice tea is kneeling by
my side. You can only imagine my
initial confusion since my glass was
completely full until she just blurted
out, "Ma'amyour skirt is completely
unzipped in the back and..."
Well to be perfectly honest,
I don't recall what she said after
the "and" because all the blood
had rushed from my brain to my
cheeks. The ones on my face, that
is. It took me a minute or two to
regain my composure trying to
figure out if these men were truly
being gentlemen or were they just
completely offended that a partially
covered moon was rising at high
noon. Yet just in the nick of time, I
found my inner-Sister of the Beach.
Zipped and covered, I turned to the
group, my face still with that nice
glow of total embarrassment, and
commented that it's always a nice
view on Pensacola Beach and the
next time they better have out their
Until next time...
*9CR Sunday, August 15
0 5 to 7 p.m.
* Celebration of Life on the Republic of Sandspurs
Lillo's Tuscan Grille Everyone is welcome.
Dutch Treat Social Hour No dues. No business.
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.
nT 0r Ee K h T Greek Fest Toasts
TOi Ny U E Church's 100th Year
by E.K Hewson This year marks the 100th anni-
versary of the Pensacola Annuncia-
tion Greek Orthodox Church, host
to the Greek Festival. The festival
takes place on October 15-17. The
popular festival was started by the
parishioners as a luncheon to share
their culture and heritage. It has
since grown to a 3 day event serving
a variety of Greek foods along with
traditional dance performances, live
entertainment, church tours, and
shopping. For more information
visit it www.pensacolagreekfesti-
August 10, 2010
Pensacola Beach Songwriters To
Star in Studio Amped Episode
Pensacola Beach will be the
host to the "Second Annual Song-
writers'Festival" September 27-Oc-
tober 3. Listening rooms with
songwriter showcases, will be at
Bamboo Willie's, The Grand Mar-
lin, Margaritaville, Lilo's Tuscan
Grille, Paradise Bar and Grill,
Sabine Sand Bar, Sandshaker, the
Amphitheatre on the Boardwalk,
A "special edition" of Studio-
i /n /,; f / ,,
We.ni.- b4 llsouth nii
Amped featuring the songwriters
from the Pensacola Beach Song-
writers' Festival will be filmed
on October 1. Songwriters will
be performing "live" at the Amos
Performance Studio on the campus
of Pensacola State College and the
show will be aired at a future date
on WSRE Public Television. The
public is invited to be a part of the
studio audience and admission is
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WHO DAT WITH TOMMY GRICE It's none other than the
New Orleans Saints most famous beer man and return spe-
cialist Michael Lewis who was part of the New Orleans Saints
Champions Tour. Pensacola Beach's Biggest Saints Fan
Tommy Grice, left, met Lewis at the Saints extravaganza July
27 in the Pensacola Civic Center. The traveling expo included
static displays of the most memorable franchise year as the
Saints became Super Bowl Champs and demonstrations by
the Saintsations cheerleaders.
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The warm Gulf waters are slap
full of action. The Tarpon are with-
in reach of the shoreline and Kings
and Spanish are ripping through
the baitfish. Blacktip Sharks are
feeding off the bottom and, man,
do they eat good.
Top fisherperson Alex Gonza-
les submitted a great pic of a Grou-
per she landed in the Bay while
fishing with friends aboard the
Pompano Toe Agricola sent
one in of a Redfish he spent the
better part of an hour fighting' off
Deer Point in the early morning
The temps are hot and so is the
fishing! It's a great time to do a lit-
tle wading for Specks, too. Some
mighty tasty blue crabs are running
around the shallows. So do your-
self a favor and Go Fishin'! And
take a Kid.
Northwest Florida Rivers Host Trail Association Events
The Florida Trail Association
members slip off their hiking shoes
and grab a paddle for the month of
August. Their schedule is as fol-
Friday, August 13 to Sunday,
August 15, will be a weekend of
hiking, bicycling, swimming, and
camping at Falling Waters State
Park in Chipley, Florida. For de-
tails and to sign up call trip leader
details in the August 24
edition of Island Times
Trudy Walton at 850-434-8861.
Saturday, August 14 a canoe
and kayak trip launches at 9 a.m.
on the Yellow River from Milligan
to Gin Hole Landing in Okaloosa
County. There is no charge. For
additional information contact trip
leader Paul Mayo at 850-682-6098.
Cheryl Gardner will lead a
canoe and kayak trip on Sunday,
August 22 at 9 a.m. on the Black-
water River from Kennedy Bridge
to Peaden Bridge. There is no
charge. For details, contact Cheryl
Gardner at 850-484-9111.
The Association hosts their
monthly chapter meeting on
Thursday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m.
at the First Christian Church. For
more information, contact George
Brinkman at 850-932-0125 or visit
Dolphin & Nature Tours Enjoy a calm cruise to see dolphins, sharks, manna
-ays, cobia, sea turtles, and native birds. Excursions include Fort Pickens,
-ort McRee and Pensacola Lighthouse for photos. Blue Marlin Tours include
snorkeling gear, snacks and ice cold water, soda, beer and wine. Boats operate
rom sunup to sundown.
Make an unforgettable family memory TODAYwith Blue Marlin!
Super Angler Alex
Gonzales snagged this
grouper while fishing
aboard the Justin Time
in Escambia Bay on
July 28. When Alex is
not fishing she tends
bar at the Sandshaker
Lounge. Order a bush-
wacker and ask for
some fishing tips.
Pompano Toe, from the Saltwa-
ter Blues Band shows off a nice
Redfish caught in Santa Rosa
Sound August 2.
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Fried Shrimp Great Steaks
Upstairs Beach View Dining Outdoor Gulfside Deck
Best Sunday Brunch!
Crab Cakes Benedict
Live Steel Band
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She Crab Soup
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