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Pensacola Beach, Florida October 19, 20101

I Volume VI, Number 13

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Break's sixth annual
charity event benefits
the Humane Socie ty . :
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scared - turn to page two

for the rest of the story.

for the rest of the story.

Pensacola Beach, Florida

October 19, 20101


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Wheel Your Way To Big Cash Prizes

Can you believe you could
win big bucks by dressing in a Hal-
loween costume and riding your
decorated bike from bar to bar on
the Island? Well, there are a few
strings attached to the Sixth Annual
Pub Pedal Poker Run, sponsored by
The Islander Lounge and The Break
BeachBar on Saturday, October 30.
First, you have to go to The Islander
between noon and 2 p.m. on October
30 and pay your $25 entry fee to
compete in the Poker Run.
"This is the area's only poker
run forpeople who don't wear chaps

Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
hosts about one hundred fun filled
poker games every year, but there
is one very special tournament,
hosted by 4444 Fun and Island
Times, with the proceeds going to
the Music Department at the Beach
School. Known as the Celebration
4444 Education, this poker contest
is in its fourth year and will be at
the Sandshaker Lounge on Saturday,
October 23.
"We want to invite everyone
to this important tournament, Rick
Uzdevenes, Texas Hold 'Em 4444
Fun promoter said. "We especially
want to welcome the parents of the
kids so they can see what we do.
To make everyone ready to play we

and aren't among the fellows who
drive really fast boats," commented
Dave Kelly, who owns The Islander
and The Break with his business
partner Matt Hartley.
The ride has always been a
popular event with 143 being the
highest number of participants.
"We're hoping that combining
the ride with a costume contest that
at least 150 people will enter this
year," Kelly said.
The Pub Pedal Poker Run is a
fundraiser to benefit the Pensacola

have a pre-game poker seminar that
starts at 2:30 p.m. so new players
can learn the ropes."

Following the rookies practice
session, the schedule is:

"We are asking each player
to donate $20," Uzdevenes said.
"Last year we took a check for
one thousand dollars to the music
If you sometimes wonder
where your charitable donation

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Humane Society.
"Why the Humane Society?"
Kelly was asked.
"Because we are dog lovers,"
he emphatically replied.
After all the expenses are paid
the dogs get the rest, with a goal of
at least $500.
Generous prizes are divided
into two categories, the Poker Run
and the Costume Contest. Prizes
in the Poker Run will be $500 for
the Best Hand and a party for up
to 100 people at The Break for the

is going, you have the first hand
information on this one from the
Beach School music teacher, Mary
"This event highly benefits
the music department," she said. "I
have used this money to buy music,
instruments and books. Aportion of
this money is going to a fund I am
maintaining to buy risers, which is
what the students stand on to per-
form. I also plan to buy some music
software for the Smart Board."
Among the field trips the stu-
dents take are those to the Opera and
the Symphony. This year, the Santa
Rosa Strings will visit the school.
Part of this money is dedicated to
those trips.
"We are anxious to have par-
ticipation from the parents this
year," Shelley Johnson, Island
Times publisher and co-sponsor of
the event, said. "It's a wonderful
way to help the school, while you
are having fun."
First place winner will receive
an engraved silver card holder
suitable for display. Other prizes
include commemorative Texas Hold
'Em items, t-shirts and bar tabs.
"Do notbe hesitant if you have
never played before," Uzdevenes
said. "Our dealers will make sure
you get all the help you need."
For more information, call 850-

worst hand. This prize, which must
be used within six months includes
food, free beer and a live band. Also,
they raffle some great prizes.
In the past they have raffled
a scooter, a bicycle built for two,
a mountain bike and other prizes.
Budweiser helps a lot with these
prizes, according to Kelly.
The second part of the event is
the costume contest. $150 in cash
goes to first place with $200 in gift
certificates to other bars and restau-
rants. Second place gets $50 in cash
and $50 in gift cards. Third gets $25
in cash and $25 in gift cards.
The post ride party at The
Break will feature music by Tim-
berhawk, a great alternative Blue
Grass band.

"This band has become hugely
popular on the Island," Kelly said.
The party will also offer a free
fish fry and free beer.

Following is the timeline for the Pub
Pedal Poker Run:

Noon to 2 p.m.

2:15 to 3:00 p.m.
3:15 to 3:45 p.m
4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. until

The Islander
Register, pick up
The Dock
The Sandshaker
Capt'n Fun
The Break

For more information about
the event or how you can donate
call 850-932-0864 or visit www.

Advocates Host Fee Simple Forum

Commissioners Meet In Joint Session
The Pensacola Beach Advo- Title in depth at the forum and will

cates are hosting a public forum
to discuss Fee Simple Title this
evening, Tuesday, October 19 at
5:30 p.m. at the Pensacola Beach
Community Church.
As the lawsuits contesting
ad valorem taxation make their
way through the appeals process,
the Escambia Board of County
Commissioners with their counter-

parts in Santa
Rosa County,
are drafting a
request to Con-
gress that would
eventually al-
low leasehold-
ers to obtain
Fee Simple
Title. The leg-
islation could
take as long as
two years at the

have Escambia County Attorney
Alison Rogers and County Commis-
sioner Grover Robinson, IV, at the
forum to answer questions.
"This is a critical time for
leaseholders," said Jim Cox, PBA
president. "They should attend this
meeting and keep informed about
this issue that affects us all."
In addition to the public fo-
rum, the PBA

* Fee Simple Forum
Tuesday, October 19 - 5:30 p.m.
Pensacola Beach Community Church
Open to the Public
Hosted by Pensacola BeachAdvocates
* Joint Escambia and Santa Rosa
County Commissioners Meeting
Adoption of a Joint Resolution
Monday, October 25 - 1:30 p.m.
County Administrative Center
Commissioner's Board Room
6495 Caroline Street, Milton

A joint
meeting of the Escambia and Santa
Rosa County Commissioners is
scheduled for Monday, October 25
at 1:30 in the Santa Rosa County
building. The county attorneys are
preparing a joint resolution to be
adopted at that meeting.
PBA is addressing Fee Simple

will host their
annual meeting
which includes
adoption of a
Position State-
ment, election
of directors,
and member-
ship renewal.
The mem-
bership, which
is open to resi-
dents, lease-
holders and

those with
a business interest in Pensacola
Beach, costs $30 per year. Renewal
checks will be accepted at the meet-
ing or payments can be mailed to
Pensacola Beach Advocates, P.O.
Box 1262, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562.
For more information, please
visit www.pbadvocates.org.

Poker Event Produces Winning

Hand for Beach School Music


Island Times

October 19, 2010

October 19, 2010 Island Times PAGE 3

Barefoot on the Beach

By Jane Waters Cooper '.%.

Fun was the first, last and
middle name of those of us who
roamed the Beach together dur-
ing the seventies and eighties. We
could take nothing, mold it into
something, and laugh all day about
the result. One of these somethings
was the Rusty Car Contest, a two-
hour festival which has never had
an equal. The idea originated with
my own Volare station wagon
which came to the Beach, wearing
the nicks and bruises all cars even-
tually get in New Orleans. Those
small imperfections soon rusted
into gaping holes in the car's ex-
terior. Not a pretty sight. I named
it the Rustmobile, and I honored
the car one cold November morn-
ing by starting the first ever Rusty
Car Contest. The event, sponsored
by The Islander Newspaper took
place in front of Nero's which is
now Paddy O'Leary's. The rules
were simple. There was no entry
fee. The car had to be in running
condition and obviously had to
be a victim of the Beach's harsh

Judging was set for ten a.m.
and Nero's would give the partici-
pants free breakfast, a large pizza
and a coke. Very nourishing.
Pete Hastings, Nero's man-
ager, arrived early and set a table
and two chairs outside the door for
the judges. The two judges who
would occupy these special seats
would be Denise Keever, a recent
graduate of the Powder Puff Me-
chanics course at PJC, and Chuck
Steele, a former Marine pilot, and
publisher of The Sandspur.
Soon, about a half dozen
competitors came chugging to the
judging area. Just barely. What
a derelict display of nuts, bolts,
and rust.
Everything was almost ready.
Pete hung up a sign he had painted.
"Ashes to Ashes and Rust to Rust."
And then set about preparing the
A few spectators, wearing
winter knit caps, shorts, and wooly
sweatshirts came to see the show.
Chuck and Denise began the
serious business of judging. It took

quite a while.
Finally, about the time we all
had turned blue from the blustery
day, Chuck proclaimed Judy Le
Bum L'Oignon, the winner for
the car with the biggest, rustiest
wound of all, a gigantic hole in
the roof. Judy brought her car
with the sun roof made by nature
back the next year and won first
place again.
I made the awards from round
wooden cutting boards. I had
decorated them with artistic faces
made of rusty bottle caps and mis-
cellaneous pieces of rust I found
under my car in my driveway.
After the awards ceremony, most
of us left. I got in the Rustmobile,
adjusted the butterfly choke, and
off we went home.
By my standards, back then,
this celebration was a success. We
all had fun, even the owners of the
rusty cars as they wheezed their
way out of the parking lot.
The following year, I added
a new category, Rusty Bikes. Ev-

erything else remained the same.
Except there were a lot of rusty
bikes which drew a much larger
crowd and Pete had to prepare two
breakfast pizzas. Chuck LeBum
won the bike contest and he and
Judy happily took their third cut-
ting board trophy home.
Over the next couple of years,
my car grew into the "beach eye-
sore" with its rust blooms literally
covering the exterior.
Although I knew The Rustmo-
bile would not survive for another
year, I began to have delusions of
grandeur about the contests. Imag-
ine running it into two days with
lots of categories, forks, knives,
spoons, hoes, rakes, shovels,
needles, pins, thimbles. Blue grass
bands would be playing and Pete
wouldn't be able to keep up with
all the pizza customers.
Alas. Those thoughts were
more delusional than practical.
Just after the final year, I bought a
brand new Chevrolet truck, I never
let a drop of rust begin its sinis-

ter journey on that car. But, the
mother motivator was gone. No
reason to go on with the contest.
The event went out in a blaze
of glory. Someone entered a huge,
old extremely rusty van. He also
brought a sledge hammer and sold
tickets to individuals to smash his
van. He raised $200 for charity.
On a somber note, I put a
wreath of flowers on the wind-
shield of The Rustmobile, took a
photo and ran it on the front page
of The Islander Newspaper. "Rust
in Peace" said the headline.
The car wanted to donate
her body parts, so Harry Gow-
ens towed her off the island. I
don't know if he couldn't make
her butterfly choke work or if he
didn't want to be seen driving the
Beach's supreme derelict.
The Rusty Car Contest was a
NASCAR moment for the Beach
family. It drew us together in
the kind of silly event which we
cherished. Unfortunately, it all just
rusted away.

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Louise Turner, who is the proud
grandmother of the winning mixolo-
gist in Pensacola Beach Songwriters
Drink Contest, sent Island Times
a note correcting the spelling of
her grandson's name. The brave
bartender, who faced the panel of
discerning judges, is Jarrett Turner,
not Jarred, as was published. Suffice
to say the mistake may stem from
the newspaper publisher serving as
a judge in the Jack Daniels based
drink contest.

They are Island natives but
these two girls did not learn the
fine art ofbeachbumming. Melanie
Albert, who served as a Deckhand in
the 2010 Krewe of Wrecks Court, is
juggling a full course load at college
along with herjob at Crab's, We Got
'Em. Not to be outdone, her sister
Michelle is attending Pensacola
State College, and working at Hol-
listers in Cordova Mall. Michelle
also has a part-time gig as a nanny
on the Beach. The two industrious
young ladies are the daughters of
Monica Kellner and Dr. FranAlbert.
Sometimes her pretty face
is obscured by her ever-present
camera, but that's how most people
recognize DJ Zemenick, Barrier
Island Girl photog and blogger. She
has been traveling to see family in
Texas and Tennessee; and cruis-
ing the islands this summer, but
she announced that she spent her
October 11 birthday in her favorite
place - the sandy beach of Santa
Rosa Island.

Beach residents John Pinzino
and Nan Harper just returned from
a trip to Plymouth, Massachusetts
to attend a family wedding. Friend
John on Facebook if you want to see
photos of the affair.

John Turk, whose wife Tara
is the fourth grade teacher at the
Beach School, is ready to face off
again at the Texas Hold 'Em 4444
Fun tourney on October 23. He
played his cards close to his vest last

year until the Florida Gators game
started, then his attention drifted
from the felt to the gridiron. And, in
case you are wondering, the Gators
do not play on October 23, so watch
out for Texas Hold 'Em Turk.

Maria Weisnicht took a quick
break from launching the Greek
Fest publicity campaign to set sail
October 9-10 on the open seas. The
Beach sailor is among the Race for
the Roses competitors each year.
When not sailing, Maria is captain-
ing the ship as the CEO of Computer
Education Design.

Seventh grade Villa Sabine
resident Jace Amberson is having
a blast playing football this year.
His Gulf Breeze Sports Association
team has four victories and only one
loss so far this season, but has three
tough opponents upcoming, accord-
ing to his mom Kristin.
Brandon Mattair, who dedi-
cates three to four hours each after-
noon to his job as the Gulf Breeze
High Band coach, spends the rest
of his time as a drummer in a local
rock band. One of his drumming
colleagues, Jack Holway, is pre-
paring to audition for two different
groups next month, in addition to his
studies at Middle Tennessee State
University in Murfreesboro. Both
musicians are graduates of Gulf
Breeze High.

Amy Martin celebrates her
birthday with pointed witch hats and
candles in pumpkins. Talk around
the witch's caldron is that there's
a spooktacular celebration planned
for the Beach gal this year.

Condolences to John Parrish
of Pensacola Beach who lost his
father Dan Louis Parrish on Mon-
day, October 11 in Conroe, Texas
after a battle with ALS. Services
were held on Thursday, October
14. Donations may be made in his
honor to the Methodist Neurological
Institute, 6560 FanninDr, Suite 802,
Houston, Texas, 77030.

It's been a long time since the
Trivia Master was able to put on his
"Puffy Toad Act,"
but this week was
it. At last, he out-
smarted the smart-
est of them all by
finding a question
they could not an-
swer. However,
wipe that grin off
your face, Mr.
Puffy Toad, the
regular trivia play-
ers missed this one, r,
but two members
of the Roundtable .. �
got is absolutely
right. The question
was T\o people
tendbar in the same Lindsey Stanley
beach establish- the recent Taste
ment. They both
have fathers who
were well known on Pensacola


Beach. Name the bartenders and their
fathers." The correct answer as sub-
mitted by Lady
r Kim Schmitz
I-. i and Sir Mor-
rie Drees, was
Lindsey and her
dad Eric Stan-
ley and Jarrett
Turner and his
dad, Herb. Lind-
sey and Jarrett
tend bar at the
Paradise Grill.
Stanley was an
expert fisher-
man and stock
market player.
Herb owned Rip
Curl Surf Shop
nd Jarrett Turner at and laterHerbie
f the Beach. T's. Congratula-
tions you two

You don't win a prize, butyour trivia

power rating rises.
And, how about this answer?
"Connie Seymour and famous son,
Shubob and Mark Whitaker and
son, Nate Whitaker" submitted by,
who else, but the Queen of Wrong
Answers Joanne Brooks. Oh well,
someone has to be the stand up co-
median just to make trivia more fun.
Do you know the answer to this?
Halloween is traced back hundreds
of years and primarily seems to
have started with the Celtic nations,
Ireland and Wales. What vegetable
did they use to carve their Jack-O-
Lanterns? If someone gets the correct
answer, the Trivia Master promises
to stop patting himself on the back
and give the winner a coveted Island
Times t-shirt.
Email the answer to island-
tilic�s bcllsoutli nct with trivia in
the subject line. Include your name
and phone number. Deadline to re-
spond is Tuesday, October 26.

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For Whom The Wedding Bells Toll

The Santa Rosa Island Author-
ity did not have any remedies for a
gnarly problem which came before
their Board at the October 13 meet-
ing. A Catch-22, which has been
cooking violently for an entire year,
is the use ofAriola Drive homes for
large wedding parties. These parties
have created a plethora of problems,
including loud noises, inappropriate
behavior, traffic snarls, and over-
loads of garbage. To date the SRIA
has tried and is still trying to accom-
modate both sides of this dilemma.
So far, to no avail.
At their meeting last Wednes-
day, the matter has now resolved
itself to the concept of whether or
not a commercial business is being
operated in a residential zone.
"We have someone running a
commercial business in a residential
area," said Dave Pavlock, board
member. "Zoning is there to protect
residents who have made an invest-
ment in the place they live."
Board Member Ed Guernsey
took the opposite view when he
said, "When you live on the Beach
you take some sugar with some
salt. It ain't gonna be perfect all
the time. I am in favor of weddings
and it is a fabulous economic boost
to the beach and the businesses on
the Beach. I don't see anything in
the ordinances which prohibit this
The Board finally voted unani-

mously to ask the attorney to indi-
cate that the $1000 security deposit
previously levied against the owners
be waived this one time.
The SRIApolicy says that noise
and music must stop at 11 p.m. This
time may be changed to 9 p.m. This
proposal will be brought before the
Administrative Committee at the
October 27 meeting.
Oil spill workers will finally get
the chance to dig up the oil, hidden
beneath the pristine white sand on
the beach.
"The permitting process is
almost complete which will allow
us to dig and clean more than six
inches below the sand's surface,"
Buck Lee, executive director, said.
Lee has been pushing for this
decision for months.
Lee has received a number of
calls regarding inequities in the
claims process.
"Ken Feinberg, who was ap-
pointed to administer the claims
process, is doing a terrible job,"
he said. "Business owners are not
being taken care of. Fishermen and
servers are getting money but not
their bosses."
Mike Stebbins, the Board's
attorney, reported that there are
35 residential leases with defaults
Stebbins also said the Beach
Marina has filed for Chapter 11
reorganization. The meeting of the

Learn By The Light of the Moon

The moon will glisten upon the
Gulf of Mexico and light the way
for the Full Moon Walk, Friday,
October 22 at Fort Pickens. The
walk begins at 6:30 p.m. at Langdon
Beach on the Gulfside of the park.
Participants should dress in
comfortable shoes and clothes suit-
able for the evening temperatures.
The event lasts approximately one
hour and will feature information
about the importance of the dark
skies to the park's endangered sea
Sea turtles nest on Santa Rosa
Island and hatchlings use the moon's
light to direct them to the Gulf. Ar-
tificial lights can sidetrack the little

sea turtles from their intended des-
tination. Pollution, lighted beaches,
and loss of nesting habitat have
contributed to the drastic decline in
recent years in the numbers of sea
turtles. Area officials and residents
are making an effort to reduce light
To assist the hatchlings, Park
officials and volunteers monitor
the beaches for nests and guard
them throughout incubation. Sea
turtle nesting season lasts until
November 1.
There is an $8 entrance fee for
access to Fort Pickens. There is no
charge for the Walk. For more infor-
mation, call 850-934-2600.

creditors is in November and the
attorney will continue to update
the Board.
A report came from Maureen
LaMar, Beach Chamber Executive
Director, which reflected that 3010
visitors came through the Visitor's
Center in September of 2010, as
opposed to 1854 in 2009.
Tammy Bohannon, chairman,
noted that the large increase must be
due to the voucher program and the
two events the Beach Chamber held
which generated business. Forty
one percent of the guests noted that
they had been to Pensacola Beach
Mike Langston, Baskerville
Donovan Engineers, gave the fol-
lowing information in his reports:
i Little Sabine Bay Restora-
tion: The project is substantially
complete and operational with a few
close-out details.
a Reclaimed Water: On sched-
ule and should be available for ir-
rigation by the end of October. This
is an ECUA project.
a Drainage: The report hasbeen

delivered to the SRIA and to Escam-
bia County. The County is in the
process of reviewing cost estimates
to design improvements to Corto
and Largo Drives.
a Via de Luna Drainage: Repair
is complete and the report was de-
livered last week.
During a discussion on the
Master Plan for the enhancement of
the Beach, Jim Waite of Baskerville
Donovan explained that by law,
engineering services to study the

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plan would be selected by qualifi-
cations. He said the RFPs would
go out this week and the selection
process takes about 90 days. After
the County Commission's approval,
the selected firm will begin work on
engineering the conceptual Master
Plan into a phased plan with speci-
fications and pricing.
The next SRIA meeting will be
the committees at 5 p.m., October
27 at the SRIA office. All meetings
are open to the public.


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peas1 porribge & a brymartini

by Kathi Lewis

There's nothing like spending
seven hours on a bus to meet new
people and make friends. I think
we had around 50 on the Grand Ole
Opry trip, although it seemed much
closer to 200 at times.
I'm amazed how some people
can manage to sleep even through
the noise on the bus; and do it so
quietly and delicately. Not me -
heck, I have enough problems trying
to sleep in the privacy of my own
home. No way will you ever catch
me sleeping in public. First of all,
I'm not a delicate or light snorer; I
make atrocious noises and that's not
counting the fact that I move around
a lot. Once, I moved so much in my
sleep, that I actually lost five pounds
in one month. I would not recom-
mend this as a weight loss program,
it is actually very tiring.
We reached our motel with
barely enough time to check in
and change clothes after we were
all given the "do' s and don't" by
Zebra Lady. I think her name was
Brenda, but she picked Christine
Hewerdine and me out of the entire
bus group saying, "These two are


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going to be trouble. I can tell. Keep
an eye on them!"
I think we must have a tattoo
that only very smart people can see,
but Christine thinks it's because
we're short. Who knows?
I'm not sure whose eye was
supposed to be watching, but I do
know they failed miserably. But we
managed to arrive at the Opry with
time to spare (and time to quench
our thirst) before T Bubba Bechtol's
Comedy Show. We had time to race
back to the motel for food, more
thirst quenching, a clothing change
and back on the bus for the 9:30
Opry Show.
We were absolutely wowed
by Trace Atkins along with Dolly
Parton and Bubba's comedy. Taylor
Swift also appeared to the absolute
delight of the younger children.
They adore her. She is very gra-
cious in accepting that and giving
back to them. It was a completely
sold out house and a wonderful
85th Birthday Celebration complete
with dropping balloons and a huge
(not real) birthday cake. Thanks
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usual aplomb and getting those great
seats. Christine and I were on Row
C with a great view of the stage!
What a fabulous trip, except
for my packing skills. Somehow,
I always end up with an entire
suitcase full of nothing suitable to
wear in the current weather zone.
Whatever the temperature is at my
final destination, my suitcase only
holds items for the exact opposite
climate. How does that always
happen? Next time, I'm hiring a
professional packer so I will have
someone else to blame. I can hardly
wait for Tarsha to plan our next trip
which will be to see a Saints game
in New Orleans.
There are others events to at-
tend before that trip can take place;
like the first Krewe of Wrecks
meeting at Sabine Sandbar on Oct.
25. It's the Halloween Costume
Party and it would be a lot of fun if
more people would wear costumes!
The SOB's join the Mystic Krewe
of Nereids in presenting our best
and latest accoutrements of our
Bewitching Hours!
We always have the best in the
newest broom transportation up-
dates, including flying and parking
lights. Last year Lila Cox sported
the latest in hybrids. Lack of partici-
pation and competition has insured
our win of the Costume Contest for
the last severalyears. We are hoping
for, encouraging and challenging
other Krewes and current Wrecks
members for more participation and
support for the Krewe this year. So,
c'mon people, let's get ready to play.
With Halloweenjust around the

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for little hands to join Mom or Dad
in the kitchen. It's great fun and
encourages imagination and even
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Halloween Cookies
1 or 2 rolls cookie dough (sugar or
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Licorice sticks
Twizzler sticks
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Fairy Dust (colored sugar sprinkles)

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with making smaller circles in the
dough using shot glasses (empty of
course!). Let kids decide what to
make - i.e. cats can be made from
chocolate cookie dough using a big
and a smaller circle for the head.
Then flatten and shape licorice stick
pieces to make ears, whiskers and
tail (or add a witch hat on cat). Use
dots and candies for eyes and teeth.
Let your imagination have a blast!
Bake as directed on cookie package
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I think there is nothing better
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a taste. It is especially powerful
when both merge and take over
one's senses. What has me drool-
ing longingly, with just the mere
thought of my seducer making me
beg for more?
Ahhh, it is dark chocolate
wrapped in confectioners sugar
with lavender mixed in. I love each
ingredient on an individual basis,
but together- ooh la la - C'est
magnifique! What stands out for
me though is the lavender. It re-
minds me of two things - a candy
called Violets which I ate tons of
as a kid, and the wonderful world
of Patchouli/Lavender soap found
only at Pandora's. I do think the
lavender is a catalyst. It brings out
the most wonderful fragrance, and
this makes sense, because it is a part
of the mint family.
The other issue is the order in
which this delicacy hits your taste
buds. The texture of the confection-
ers sugar strikes first. That sweet-
ness is so strong yet brief as it runs
along your taste buds. Next comes
the all powerful dark chocolate
which is quite soft as it gently melts
inyour mouth with its strong flavor.
The mouth and brain register delight
as the chocolate works its magic.
With the world in so many dif-
ferent states of chaos, there is a need
to sometimes focus on the beautiful
things in life. Certainly this is one
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It is that time of year again
when kids dress up and prowl the
streets looking for treats. We also
find a plethora of scary movies.
These movies highlight the work
of evil in the world, but they rarely
depict the other side, the work of
God in the world. Even if there are
good forces in the movie they are
usually depicted as weak, when in
reality God is truly in control. If we
believe that the Kingdom of God is
at hand, than whom shall we fear?
In our own lives, we find ourselves
in the midst of spiritual battles.

Beach Church Invites

Goblins, Princesses

To Annual Fall Fest
Beach kids will wear cos-
tumes, go through the Haunted
House, and get treats on the real
Halloween, October 31, at the
Fall Festival of the Pensacola
Beach Community Church, from
two to five in the afternoon.
"In addition to Trunk-or-
Treat, we have lined up a number
of events for this year's festival"
Jackie Henderson, chairman
said. "We will have sack races, a
cake walk, inflatables, a dunking
booth, games and lots of treats."
It has become a tradition on
Pensacola Beach for the church
to offer a safe alternative place
for children to wear costumes and
enjoy fall festivities.
"The entire community
should feel free to decorate their
vehicles and fill the trunk with
treats," Henderson said. "Please
join us in handing out candy to
the little princesses and goblins."
Everyone is invited to this
community event. There is no
charge. The Beach Church is
located at the corner of Via de
Luna and Avenida 18. For more
information contact Henderson at

Island Times

Glimpse of Heaven

Not in the sense of a great cosmic
onslaught of angels and demons in
combat, but the very subtle and eas-
ily forgotten battle that rages within
each and every one of us. It may
be the temptation to gossip about a
co-worker, unchaste thoughts about
another person, or insidious laziness
that prevents us from doing God's
will in our lives. The Good News
is .... the battle is already won, the
war is over. There is no question
about who has dominion over this
earth. Now all that there is left is
our unconditional surrender. You

might be thinking to yourself, what
is the preacher talking about? Have
we surrendered ourselves to God's
will? Have we taken seriously the
words from the Lord's prayer, "thy
will be done?" When we surrender
ourselves to God's will, there is no
power that can separate from the
love of God and his saving power.
Let us begin each day in a very
simple prayer, that every breath we
take, every word we speak, every
task we complete, may be in ful-
fillment of God's will and for the
Greater Glory of God.


The Reverend Dr. Tom Garrison has joined the Pensacola
Beach Community Church as their new pastor. He and his wife
Renata moved to the Beach from Chandler, Arizona. Although
he has lived and traveled all over the world, he is a native of
Tuscaloosa, Alabama and earned his Doctorate of Ministry
from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He
welcomes all visitors to his office to discuss Beach Church
issues or the University of Alabama football scores.

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Holly Shelton Comes Back To The Island

Holly Shelton is coming back
to the Island. At least for a little
while. Her many Beach friends
will be able to see and hear their
beloved Holly when she appears at
the Paradise Bar and Grill on Sun-
day, October 24 starting at 4 p.m.
Holly lived on Ariola Drive
until she decided to find out what
would happen if she moved to Los
Angeles. Holly sang in
several venues on the
West Coast including
the Bonaventure Hotel
in Los Angeles. She
appeared in a variety
of television shows in-
cluding E True Holly-
wood Story and Enter-
tainment Tonight. Hol- '- -
ly appeared in televi- PF
sion commercials and __--_
her California career
peeked with her ap-
pearance in the movie,
Heartbreak Ridge with i - a
Clint Eastwood. Hol-
ly's beautiful voice,
her warm Southern "- .:::
charm, and versatil-
ity were all pointing
toward a promising
One day, while
she was standing in a
room in one of the top
floors of a Los Ange-
les building, the room
began to sway. In fact,
the whole building was
swaying. She was experiencing an
earthquake which overwhelmed
her, so she returned to the Gulf
Coast where she has been enter-
taining in various venues ever
Holly has performed all over
the United States and Europe, but
she now calls Pensacola her home

and delights crowds at numerous
local events and places.
Holly comes by her talents
honestly and naturally. Her dad was
the leader of Shelton's Big Band in
Memphis and her mother was the
vocalist. She has a Bachelor of Fine
Arts in Theatre Performance. She
was the headliner at the Perdido
Key Resort for seven years.


Holly Shelton

"My forte is people," Holly
says. "I love interaction and one-
on-one entertaining. If you come
to my show you will leave feeling
good about yourself."
Holly has won many rave re-
views and recently was named the
"Best Vocalist on the Gulf Coast"
in the Pensacola News Journal

readers' poll.
But, the one who says it best
is Thom Botsford of The Real Pa-
per. "Shelton has earned the label
of Jazz Singer, but could easily be
called a pop singer, a bluesy torch
singer, a cabaret singer, even a
country singer as her many fans
will attest," he wrote.
Holly has made a number of
CDs, and her recent cuts will be on
"Memphis Belles Jazz Collection."
These will be available online and
in bookstores.
As Dan Singers wrote in the
In Tune International Magazine,
"Holly Shelton is a stupendously
talented and a tasteful vocalist you
will never forget,"
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Wrecks Party Never Ends

The party began more than
thirty years ago and it never ended.
Krewe of Wrecks monarchs Captain
Lloyd Hess and First Mate Shelley
Johnson have issued an edict that
the celebration will continue with
the first meeting Monday, October
25 at 6 p.m. at the Sabine Sandbar.
Following the usual custom,
the party will be Halloween themed.
Wear your costume, enter the con-
test, and you may win a great prize.
Other entertainment in addi-
tion to the Costume Contest will
be paying your dues and picking
up your membership card. You will
also solemnly swear that you will be
physically and mentally able to last
through Mardi Gras Day, March 8.
Members will attend parties
every Monday night and will sign
up for the sparkling special events
such as the Champagne Breakfast
and the famous Krewe of Wrecks
Membership is open to new-
comers now. Just show up at the
Sabine Sandbar on October 25, pay
your dues, and you are in.
Owning that card will be your
ticket to go on the Island's most
exciting ride with the Island's most

fun loving fellow passengers. All

Meetings *
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November 1
November 8
November 15
November 22
November 29
December 6
December 13
December 20
December 27
January 3
January 10

Begin at 6 PM
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The Dock
The Islander
Grand Marlin
PegLeg Pete's
Paddy O'Leary's

January 17 Castaways
January 24 The Break
January 31 BullFeathers
February 7 Bamboo Willie's
February 14 Crab's
February 21 Elk's Lodge
Krewe of Wrecks Events
February 26 Krewe of Wrecks Ball
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March 5 Champagne Breakfast
March 6 Wrecks Parade
March 7 Red Beans and Rice
March 8 Krewe of Coma

Putters Tee

Golfers of all ages will hit the
links for the eleventh annual Pen-
sacola Beach American Legion
Post 379 Putt Putt Outing, Satur-
day, October 23 at Tiki Island Golf
and Games.
Registration begins at 10 a.m.
and golf teams take to the course
at 11 a.m. You may sign up a four-
some or can be added to a team
during registration. Prizes will be
awarded at the conclusion of play.
"The American Legion Post

Up For Legion Outing

hosts this event to support our char-
itable giving programs," said Jeff
Goudey, event organizer. "Among
those are Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School, veterans housed
in local nursing homes, children
and youth programs, Boy's State,
Gulf Breeze High School's Junior
ROTC program to name a few."
The event can host as many
teams as wish to sign up. Return-
ing foursomes include the Pa-
jama Putters, a team lead by Kathi

Lewis, who wears pajamas to play
through; Saltwater Rick and the
Texas Hold 'Em Gang, and the
colorful group of Ladies from the
Elk's Lodge.
The entry fee is $10 per per-
son. Tee sponsor's signs are avail-
able for $25. Checks made payable
to American Legion Post 379 can
be mailed to P.O Box 1163, Gulf
Breeze, FL 32562.
For more information, contact
Goudey at 850-291-6957.

Goblins Golf To Support Red Cross

Goblins and anyone else who
wants to support the Red Cross
can tee up at Tiki Island Golf and
Games, Friday, October 29 begin-
ning at noon.
For the third year, this event
gives mini golf players and spon-
sors an afternoon of fun and games
for a very worthy cause. The Red
Cross supports Northwest Florida
in times of natural disaster and
helps those in need.
The cost to play is $100 for
teams of four. Sponsors can par-
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a $100 tee sign, up to the $2000

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sent a photo of
an Ice Tap at
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in the area,
so when she
says, "Stop by
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most inter-
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on the Island
while you are
sipping your
chilled beer,
most notably
the 1950s San-
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Authority ads
luring island
settlers with the promise of "no

It's time to renew your tran-
sponder. The Santa Rosa Island Au-
thority makes the process as simple
as getting an application at the Toll
Facility, online or at their office,
filling it in, and mailing a check. If
you want to use a credit card or pay
cash, go to SRIA office which is
open Monday through Friday from
8:30 a.m. to 5 p. m.
Buck Lee, Executive Director
of the Santa Rosa Island Authority
reported the final encore of Bands
on the Beach, October 12 showed
an increase in cars arriving on the
island over the 2009 concerts.
Fashionistas should don their
very best pair of high heeled shoes
and prance into Lillo's Tuscan Grille
for Stiletto Night. The footwear is
celebrated on Tuesday and Wednes-
days beginning at 4 p.m. Your first
drink is free and Big Chill Happy
Hour prices are offered until 7 p.m.
Wally and Linda at the UPS

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it's not too early to plan your shop-
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AdmiralAnswers Oil Spill Questions

The latest information the
Island Times has on the Oil Spill
clean up has been secured from an
October 13 operational update at
which Rear Admiral Paul Zukunft,
Assistant Commandant for Marine
Safety, Security, and Stewardship,
answered questions concerning
clean up of buried oil on Northwest
Florida's beaches.
He said, "Yes, we are using
two pieces of machinery dubbed
'sand sharks.' They can go down
up to a meter deep. They sift and
remove all tar from the sand. They
immediately deposit the clean sand

on the Beach and segregate any
oil or tar sediment that may be in
At the end of his update, the
Admiral emphasized that Gulf
seafood is safe to eat.
"Right now we're seeing no
indications that there's polycyclic
aromatic hydrocarbons in that
seafood. But still, there's a stigma
applied, and inappropriately, to the
Gulf of Mexico seafood industry.
As I've said, and will continue to
say time and again, it is the most
sampled seafood anywhere on the
face of the earth. The science, and

I've seen it on a first hand basis, is
thorough, it's comprehensive, and
so those are some of the hardships
that the Gulf of Mexico residents
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now, especially those who make
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image of that. Again, we're very
concerned about that image, and
we'll continue the monitoring
process where we still see oiling,"
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Melanie Can 't Wait To Scare Woman's Clubbers

Pensacola Beach Woman's
Club members will gather around
one of the Beach's best storytell-
ers at their Halloween-themed
meeting Thursday, October 21
at the Beach Church Fellowship
Hall. The Social Hour begins at
10:30 a.m. followed by a pot luck
luncheon. Melanie Waite, who is
a guide in the Haunted Tours of
downtown Pensacola, will spin a
terrifying tale for the ladies enter-
The Woman's Club hosts a
luncheon meeting each month
and the program includes a guest
"Last month the speaker was
Maureen LaMar from the Beach
Chamber," said Sandi Johnson.
"She gave us an update on the
Chamber's events."
September's luncheon meet-
ing also included a special recog-
nition ceremony.
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This past summer The Kid
attended Washington College as
part of the Johns Hopkins program
for Gifted and Talented Youth. He
participated in a three-week seminar
and lived the life of a college student.
Literally. He stayed in a freshman
dorm room with the bathroom at the
end of the hall, ate all his meals in
the college cafeteria, and spent his
weekends doing laundry and hanging
in the Commons Center either watch-
ing movies or going to dances. He
came home with 73 different pieces
of written work and the mention of
a girlfriend. Okay, more than a men-
tion -- how about an e-mail address
and home phone number to be exact.
And so it began.
"Hey, mom. Do you think I can
invite Sarah over?" he would ask.
"Sweetheart, she lives in An-
napolis. We live in St. Mary's Coun-
ty. It's about a 90 minute drive," I
would reply.
Now for all you moms out there,
I do not have to decode my original
answer. However, for others a slight
translation might be needed. So here
goes. (Kid, you are only in 7th grade
and too young to have a girlfriend.
She could live next door and the an-
swer is still no.) Then while getting
my hair done, I found myself reading
an article in some parenting maga-
zine about respecting the first crush
and what I could do as a parent to
ensure my child partakes in a healthy
relationship. Was the dating universe
sending me some kind of message?
Was the Kid's glazed over eyes and
blushing cheeks at the mere mention
of Sarah's name a true sign that he
was smitten with her and maybe a
supervised gathering would be okay?
"Hey, mom. Sarah really likes
to go to the movies and these are the
theaters she lives close to," the Kid
tells me.
I had to give him credit. He had
done the research. So I told him to set
it up with Sarah and I would do what
I could to make arrangements with
her parents. Faster than you could
press send on an e-mail, the Kid was
downstairs and handing me Sarah's
mom's cell phone number with total
unwavering insistence that I call
her now. I seem to recall I was in the

middle of something, like work, but
he wasn't backing down. So I dialed.
And she answered.
"This is Katherine," she said.
My mouth went dry. My palms
began to sweat. Somehow I was
channeling every young boy's worst
nightmare. Rejection. What if she
said Sarah couldn't meet the Kid for
lunch and a movie? How would I
react? What did I read in that parent-
ing magazine? Damn, why didn't I
just tear out the article and keep it?
Finally, I got a hold of myself and
began with introductions and small
chit chat that lasted for about an
hour until I worked up the nerve to
mention lunch and a movie. This was
uncharted waters for me and I braced
myself for the answer.
Ten minutes later the Harvard
educated doctor finally said yes, but
it was only after I endured a lecture
on the formation of the emotional
development of our children's brains
at this age. I realized then she truly
missed her profession and was will-
ing to play along if this meant the
Kid could spend time with Sarah
enjoying a burger and watching a
movie that had to be pre-approved
by her parents. It worked and we all
four were set for a date.
When the day actually arrived,
the Kid spent at least two hours get-
ting ready. He actually asked if his
socks matched his outfit. I knew then
Sarah must be special -- he was not
one to care if his socks matched as a
pair, let alone what he was wearing.
Then he wanted to know if one swipe
of deodorant was enough or should
he do more. Deodorant? When did he
get deodorant? It was time to get the
Colonel involved. Finally, dressed
and smelling rather man-like, the Kid
and I drove to Annapolis. He had this
very peaceful and serene look on his
face as he stared out the window. I
made him "air practice" shaking the
good doctor's hand and introducing
himself. He was on his own as to how
to greet Sarah.
Our timing was perfect. As we
pulled up to the restaurant, Sarah
and her mom were walking across
the parking lot. Introductions were
quickly made and the awkwardness
soon began. I was the first to embar-

rass the Kid and I managed to do
so in under 60 seconds. When I in-
nocently asked him where he would
like to sit, the Kid shot me a look
that screamed my mother is so 1985.
Fortunately, the doctor bailed me out
with her genuine bedside manner by
explaining that it's easier to talk to
someone when you sit across from
them. Hey, all I wanted to do was
quickly put my purse down some-
where, anywhere, before I headed
off to the bathroom. I did not think
wetting my pants would make an
ideal first impression.
Then it was Katherine's turn
to embarrass the Kid and this time
I came to her rescue with my PR
skills. I put a spin on the situation that
would have made any White House
press secretary proud. It seemed
Sarah did not have braces when the
Kid met her, but now she does and
is a bit self-conscious about them.
So Katherine asked the Kid if he
thought Sarah was just as pretty with
herbraces as opposed to without. He
actually said, "I am pulling a Mark
McGuire on this one." Meaning he
said nothing. And his nothingness
just hung in the air like a wet towel
molding in the bottom of a laundry
basket. Quickly, I made the statement
that Sarah's smile was fantabulous
withbraces and nothing could impact
the beauty of it. Later on the Kid
thanked me.
After that Katherine and I talked
only to each other, and the Kid and
Sarahbabbled on about books, mov-
ies and music. We all shared popcorn
and candy at the movie and a few last
laughs afterwards until it was time
to say goodbye. Katherine hugged
me. Katherine hugged the Kid. I
hugged Sarah. And then the Kid just
stood there with his arms frozen to
his side. Finally his right hand broke
free and with a flip of his wrist, Sarah
received a small wave goodbye and
the promise of an e-mail. As we
walked back to the car, the glaze
in his eyes returned and his cheeks
filled with color. He let out a small
sigh and stared out the window the
entire drive back home. To this day,
I am still not sure if there will be a
second date, but at least the first one
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Try as he might, Ted Gorder,
the Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun Play-
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in September,
could not outlast
beach pioneer
and aviator Tex
Atkinson at the
Sandshaker on1
October 4. Will
only three chips
in his stack, T \
accepted some
consolation fro in
beautiful Shani
the Shaker bai-
tender, whose
middle name Shana and Tex
must be lucky.
After that, Tex
won every hand and at the end of the
night, he landed the victory.
Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
games are played four nights per
week in Downtown Pensacola

The results are as follows:

Paddy O'Leary's
September 30
1. Ted Gorder
2. Mike Wood
October 3

1. Todd Lentini
2. Toots Humphrey
3. Russ Patterson
October 7
1. Mark Dessauer
2. Terri McKamey
October 10
1. Adam Meister
2. Donnie Beall
October 5
1. Todd Lentini
2. Glenn Burleson
October 4
1. Tex Atkinson
2. Ted Gorder
October 11
1. Hank Misiak
2. Billie Urquhart
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rookies tojoin the Celebration 4444
Education, October 23 at 3 p.m. at
the Sandshaker.

Celebrity Chefs Capture The Fort

At sunset on November 6, the
Pensacola Celebrity Chefs will treat
guests to classic coastal cuisine in an
extraordinary setting- Fort Pickens.
The Pensacola Celebrity Chefs
- The Fish House's Jim Shirley,
Global Grill's Frank Taylor, Hilton
Pensacola Beach Gulf Front's Dan
Dunn, Jackson Steakhouse's Irv
Miller and Gus Silivos - will create
a five-course tasting menu paired
with wines from Southern Wines.
"We all took historical recipes
that have been used in our area for
hundreds of years and chose those
that we could modernize while still
honoring Pensacola's rich history,"
said Miller. "For example, my dish,
carpetbag steak, has a long-standing
tradition in the South. Oysters were
considered a luxury item in the 19th
century and Americans combine
with many things, including beef-
steak. Today that combination, with
the addition of a full-flavored blue
cheese remains magical."
Silivos, longtime chef at
Skopelos, chose red snapper for his
main ingredient.
"In the 19th and early 20th

centuries, Pensacola was home to
the largest red snapper fishing fleet
in the country," he said. "Red snap-
per today remains a viable part of
our economy and a welcome and
flavorful addition to our diet."
Entertainment will be provided
by the Pensacola Opera and the Sons

Recreational BRIDGE group
has openings for members & st

Days: Mondays & Fridays
Place: Beach Elks Lodge
Times: 9:15- 11:15 bridge
11:15 - 12 lunch (on your own)
noon - 2:00 bridge
Format: six rounds progressive;
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Cost: $1/day
Prizes: Cash,Grand & small slams
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Perks: Comfortable chairs & tables
Scenic views from deck
Cash bar beginning at 10 AM
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Poker Tourney Oct. 23, 11 p.m. Tiki Island Sabine Sandbar Oct. 29 Oct. 29-30 Oct. 31 for Everyone
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Leather and lace was the order of the day when Frenchy LaVaughn,
left, married Debbie Helm, right on 10-10-10 at the Sandshaker Lounge.
Center is Debbie's daughter Carly. The Shaker was filled with the couple's
friends and family, some arrived in cars but most rode in on motorcycles.
The couple honeymooned on Pensacola Beach before returning to their
home in Gulf Breeze.

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.
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.
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.

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



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.
932-4139. www.peglegpetes.com

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.

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October 22: Full Moon Walk, Langdon Beach, Fort Pickens, 6:30 p.m.
October 23: American Legion Putt Putt Outing, Tiki Island Golf and Games, 11 aitf.
October 23: Celebration 4444 Education Poker Tourney, Sandshaker Lounge, 3'p.m.
October 24: Holly Shelton Concert, Paradise, 4 p.m.
October 25: Krewe of Wrecks Meeting & Costume Contest, Sabine Sandbar, 6 p.m.
October 29: Red Cross Goblins Golf Tourney, Tiki Island Golf and Games, Noon
October 29: Beach School Fall Festival, Pensacola Beach Elementary, 5 p.m.
October 29: Haunted House, Pensacola Beach Yacht Club, 7:30 p.m.
October 30: Pub Pedal, The Islander, noon registration
October 30: Treats for Pirates. PegLeg's, all day.
October 30: Haunted House, Pensacola Beach Yacht Club, 7:30 p.m.
October 30: Costumed Halloween Party, Sandbar, 7 p.m.
October 30: Halloween Party & Irish Wake, Paddy O'Leary's. 'bout 8
October 30: Costume Contest and Party, Lillo's, 10 p.m.
October 30: Costume Contest for Adults, Paradise, 10 p.m.
October 30: Costume Party and Contest, The Break, 11 p.m.
October 30: Halloween Party, Sandshaker, Costume Contest Midnight
October 31: Catholic Mass, Our Lady of the Assumption. 9:45 a.m.
October 31: Beach Church Service, 10 a.m.
October 31: Bubbly Sunday Brunch, Crab's and Flounder's. 11 a.m.
October 31: Dock Discount or Castaways Coupon from ad on page
October 31: Beach Church Fall Festival, 3 to 5 p.m.
October 31: Kids Costume Contest, Paradise, 4 p.m.
October 31: Caramel Apples, First 24 Costumed Kids, Lillo's, 4 p.m.
October 31: Costumed Kids get goodie bags. Spooky wait staff in costume. All day.
October 31: Saints vs. Steelers. Scary! Sidelines. 7 p.m.

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Pensacola Beach turned into an artist's -i I
village during the October 2-3 weekend. F-. -
Pensacola Beach Songwriters played and
the Beach Chamber hosted their annual Art
and Wine event. /
Photo left: Ed Beaver plays for a standing
room only crowd at Paradise Bar and Grill on r
Photo center: Dedrick Harmon of Floun-'
der's and Lila Cox were volunteer sommeliers
aboard the Chamber's Wine and Song Ex-,
press Trolley October 2.
Photo right: The Sisters of the Beach L
crowned Carla Mixon, left, asthe 2010 Queen
of Bubbly. She was joined by 2009 QueenL..
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the water
by Saltwater Rick

Snapper season is back in morning.
full swing and loads, boat loads Let
of fish are hitting the docks and afraid to
the frying pans.
Recreational .'- -1
catches are al- M ,.
lowed Friday,
Saturday and
Sunday through
November 21.
Local fish- :
erman and tug
boat captain
Barry Meredith
put on the feed
bag for the guys Barry Meredith shows of
in my band,The Snapper catch from last v
Saltwater Blues end.
Band last Fri-
day night showing up with a zip the Bay s
lock bag full of fried snapper and now. Th
hush puppies. The fish was caught and getti
in Pensacola Bay earlier that yourself;

me tell you, if you're
eat local fish, fine, that
leaves more for
The Entertain-
er took a bunch of
famous beach folks
out and a couple
of my top poker
players hooked
up some very nice
snapper. Sherry
Smith and Cassy
Cady Smith both
Shis came home with
eek- fine catches of the
top shelf treat.
The Gulf and
systemm are full of fish right
e Flatfish are already fat
ng ready to move, so do
a favor, and go fishing!



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Sat-Sun * 11 AM til 6 PM
$2 well
$1 off all Beer and Wine!
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Mile High Meatloaf
with Smashed Potatoes
and Brown Gravy and
Green Beans.......... $6.95
Texas Club
Piled high with Turkey,
Ham, Swiss and Cheddar
Cheeses topped with
Lettuce and Tomato.
Served with Fries ... $6.95
Baja Fish Tacos
Crispy White Fish Served
in Warm Flour Tortillas
with Lettuce, Tomato, Jack
Cheese, Pickled Onions,
Cumin Infused Sour
Cream, Guacamole...$6.95
Bourbon Glazed Chicken
Sandwich topped with
Swiss Cheese and Bacon.
Served with Fries... $6.95
Deep Fried to Perfection.
Served with Crispy Fries
and Cole Slaw........ $6.95


$C ^Yy special brews
5 U free broom
Cash & Prizes * parking

Something's Always

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Tuesday: Karaoke w/Becky ^ "
Wed: Ladies Nite $2 drinks, i^'ji
Zumba & Karaoke Dance Party ',
Thursday: T-Shirt Nite
Fri-Sat-Sun - LIVE MUSIC

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Saturday, October 23 * 3 p 731 Pensacola Be ah Blvd
Texas Hold 'Em across from the Boardwalk
Benefits Beach School Music ep sandshaker.com

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Fresh Gulf seafood charbroiled over flaming
hardwood fires

We sell so many, you know they're fresh!

"Floundering at its best"
- Fodor's Florida
"Best seafood on
Pensacola Beach"
- Fromers Guide to Florida
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Fried Shrimp * Great Steaks
Upstairs Beach View Dining * Outdoor Gulfside Deck

Best Sunday Brunch!
Crab Cakes Benedict
Crab Omelets
Bloody Marys
Bottomless Champagne
Live Steel Band

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Gulf shrimp served scampi style, barbecued,
beer batter fried, or steamed in beer

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