Get ready! July's calendar sizzles with spectacular events leading up to the dazzling Fourth of July fireworks show. The bright lights of television, two fireworks dis-
plays and nightly music fill the air on Pensacola Beach. It's a grand salute to summer and America's 235th birthday. Patriotic Beach resident Karl Roggenbuck knows
he will be working at Flounder's on the Fourth of July when the second fireworks extravaganza lights up the night sky over Santa Rosa Sound. If you think you are
ready, read on; the rest of the story is on Page 2.
Pensacola Beach Explodes With Dazzling Events
Powerball Drawing Adds Fuel To Fire
Break out the energy bars.
Sip those power drinks. Get
plenty of zzzzz's. It's about to
be ultra-showtime on Pensac-
ola Beach with unusual events
skyrocketing in all directions.
For starters, just when other
areas are shutting down Fourth
of July celebrations because of
the drought, Pensacola Beach
is hosting two fireworks dis-
plays, one on July 2, and one
on July 4. The first one will be
a salute to the Florida Lottery
which will hold its Powerball
drawing here on the island.
"We chose Pensacola
Beach for the Powerball draw-
ing because the Beach has
bounced back after last year's
oil spill," Shelly Safford, Flor-
ida Lottery Communications
Specialist said. "The drawings
are aired to a national audi-
ence, we thought this would
be a great way to showcase its
Don't put the party pumps
and sunscreen away yet. Part
two of the Beach's jumpin' and
jivin' July is yet to come. The
famous Blue Angels Air Show,
celebrating 100 years of Naval
Aviation, will perform over the
Beach from Wednesday, July 6
through the main show on Sat-
urday, July 9.
Wednesday the Blues will
perform maneuvers at 8 a.m.,
Thursday will be a preview
show at 2 p.m. Friday will be
a dress rehearsal at noon with
the civilian acts preceding the
exciting Blue Angels perfor-
mance which begins at 2 p.m.
Aircraft and teams partici-
pating in the Pensacola Beach
Air Show include:
beautiful beaches and promote
tourism in the area."
The Lottery event will
spawn all kinds of prizes and
giveaways including an entry
in a drawing for a paddleboard
and a vacation at the Hilton.
Other prizes will be digital
cameras, an iPod, and gas, en-
tertainment cards, free scratch
off tickets and promotional
The Florida Powerball
drawing which began in 2009
awarded $61.5 million to the
winner last year.
As of February 2011, the
Florida Lottery has contributed
more than $22 billion to Flori-
da schools since its beginning.
"We are proud of this ac-
complishment," said Lottery
Secretary Cynthia O'Connell.
After the drawing, a highly
choreographed display design
will be featured in the fireworks
* Grumman Widgeon G-44
flown by Julian MacQueen
* Prometheus flown by Skip
* Team RV
* MX2 flown by Gary Ward
* Fat Albert, a C-130 Hercules
* The Blue Angels F/A-18 Hor-
* Boeing (Stearman) A75N1
flown by Roy Kinsey
Remember, the show on
Saturday will attract thousands
of spectators, so plan on arriv-
ing early to secure your view-
Island Times will have all
the details including Blue An-
gel photos in the July 6 edition.
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show which begins at 10:30
p.m. July 2. The show will of-
fer "the widest variety of 334
top quality shells and special
effects from around the globe,
and also our own American
products," said John Feigert,
sales director of Pyrotechnics.
Are you nibbling those en-
ergy bars and swigging those
power drinks? If the answer
is yes, then you are ready for
the Fourth of July celebration
on the Beach. The Santa Rosa
Island Authority and the Beach
Chamber are teaming up to
sponsor an even more spectacu-
lar fireworks display on July 4.
It will be at 9 p.m.; launched
from a barge in Santa Rosa
Sound and will fire 1,193 shells.
"The Grand Finale for your
Fourth of July Extravaganza is
the ultimate crowd pleaser and
the most exhilarating part of the
display," said Feigert. "This will
end your event in style and leave
your audience wanting more."
The Florida Lottery, the
SRIA and the Beach Chamber
have gone all out to produce
the greatest show on Earth to
honor our nation's birthday.
There are islandwide events,
all week long. Check it out be-
low. Are you ready?
Pensacola Beach Events
Friday. July 1
9 AM - Barrier Island Experience, Battery Worth Picnic Area, Fort Pickens. Learn about the plants and
animals that inhabit our island. Free. Entrance to Ft. Pickens is $8 per car.
1 PM - Florida Lottery sales kiosks opens at the Gulfside Pavilion, Casino Beach
6 PM - Sounds of Summer Free Concert Series at Quietwater Amphitheatre on Portofino Boardwalk.
Sounding Rick plays.
6:57 PM - Live Florida Lottery Cash 3 and Play 4 Drawing. Spectators are encouraged to bring beach
chairs to all events at the Gulfside Pavilion.
7 PM - Free Gulfside Concert sponsored by the SRIA. Petty Cash plays at Casino Beach
10:15 PM- Live Florida Lottery Mega Money and Fantasy 5 Drawing
Saturday. July 2
9 AM - Florida Lottery sales kiosks opens at the Gulfside Pavilion Casino Beach
10 AM - Snorkeling at Ft Pickens. Meet at the Battery Worth Picnic Area. Free. Equipment supplied.
$8 entrance fee per car
Noon - Patriots Day Sailing Regatta, hosted by Pensacola Beach Yacht Club. Pensacola Bay, Santa
Rosa Sound. Spinnaker and non spinnaker. www.pensacolabeach-yc.org
12:30 PM - Live Florida Lottery Cash 3 and Play 4 Midday Drawing
6 PM - CAT County radio station - on site for a 4 hour radio remote
6 PM - Sounds of Summer Free Concert Series at Quietwater Amphitheatre on Portofino Boardwalk.
Sounding Rick plays.
6:56 PM - Live Florida Lottery Cash 3 and Play 4 Drawing
7 PM - Free Gulfside Concert sponsored by the SRIA. Lektric Mullet plays.
7:55 PM - Crab Racing at Crab's. Seadog starts the first race as the sun sets.
9:59 PM - Live Florida Lottery Powerball Drawing
10:15 PM - Live Florida Lottery Lotto and Fantasy 5 Drawing
10:30 PM - Fireworks Show. From the Gulf Pier. Sponsored by the SRIA in partnership with the Beach
Sunday. July 3
6:15 AM - Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. Gulfside Pavilion. Open water swim in Gulf. 12 to
18 mile bike ride. www.TriGulfCoast.com
8:30 AM - Nature Photography at Fort Pickens. Free class. $8 per carload to enter.
9 AM - Worship at the Water, Flounder's.
9:45 AM - Catholic Mass, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church
10 AM - Pensacola Beach Community Church service
6 PM - Sounds of Summer Free Concert. Quietwater Amphitheatre on Portofino Boardwalk. Sounding
Monday. July 4
6 PM - Red, White and Blue Bikini Contest, Bamboo Willie's.
9 PM - Pensacola Beach's Fireworks Extravaganza. Sponsored by the SRIA and the Pensacola Beach
Chamber of Commerce.
The Lottery drawings may be viewed following the event on the Lottery's website at www.flalot-
tery.com, WEAR-TV Channel 3. Cat Country (98.7) will be at the event. The drawings will also air
on WFSG-TV, Channel 35.
Trolleys will be running from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and offer a great way to get around the island without
a hassle. The air conditioned trolley has tropical music playing. Ride as many times as you like. There
is never a charge. Trolley maps are available at the Beach Visitor's Information Center or at www.
All beach restaurants, bars, gift and clothing shops will be open to serve you.
Happy Birthday America!
Spectacular Second Act
Follows Fourth of July
June 28, 2011
June 28, 2011 Island Times PAGE 3
Barefoot on the Beach By Jane Waters Cooper
BITS & PIECES
Perhaps you read the com-
prehensive story about Buck Lee,
executive director of the SRIA
in the PNJ last month. Heck, he
even jumped in the icy waters of
the Gulf to have his photo taken
to lend authenticity to the story. I
am sure he was all the things the
story revealed about him except
he was not the fifth director. There
have beenjust four. Jack Cowley,
Jim Sheffer, Monte Blews, and
Wild Buck. Although his political
career spans two counties, Es-
cambia and Santa Rosa, he was
never as far as we know, the fifth
of anything. Anyway, everybody
on the island can go wild this
summer. Buck said so.
Shelley Yates is the inimi-
table Cooper Yates' daughter.
She submitted the name Blue
Wahoos for the new baseball
team in Pensacola and the name
was endorsed by the majority
of the votes. Before he passed
away, Cooper made his mark on
Pensacola Beach. Remember the
colorful trolleys, decorated with
tiki gods, were his creation. Now,
we're yearning and working on
getting them back.
Retired USMC Major Jim
Knell's storied Military Fishing
Expedition honored three World
War II veterans this year. Hon-
orees George Wright and Ray
Lynch were both paratroopers,
and Frank Cooper was in the
Coast Guard. As usual the trip
on board the Entertainer was a
success. Congrats, Major.
MENTAL HEALTH NIGHT
Mental Health Night is still
in full swing on the Beach. These
ladies claim that laughing makes
you healthy. So, if they can laugh
they can be quite well. That's
what they do, once each week,
when they are not eating the
special meal prepared by Elaine
Mitchell or drinking a glass of
wine. "Laugh and the world
laughs with you. Cry and you
cry alone." That's the mantra of
Mental Health Night.
Speaking of healthy ways of
life, Frank and I swing through
an exercise program that takes
thirty minutes every afternoon
except on weekends. We do a
whole lot of Breath of Fire, wind-
mill, reach for the sky, leg lifts
and neck curls among others.
Sound like Yoga? Well, some of
the exercises are yoga and some
are not. No chanting, says Frank.
Just to show you how tough we
are, we lift hand weights at the
end of the session. If you want
a copy of our exercises, send us
an email. Remember to indulge
in this program you must be a
mature adult who does not have
a whole lot to do. It also helps
if you are sedentary and not in
And no chanting. Ong Namo
Guru Dev Namo. In case you re-
We are up to our usual failure
in gardens. We have about twenty
dollars tied up in plants, frames
to keep the birds away, pots, soil,
etc. We harvested three tomatoes
from the plants. We ate the three
tomatoes of our bountiful harvest
at a cost of about $6.60 each. We
do have a nice crop of cilantro.
GOOD NEWS GOOD LUCK
The Island Times is seven
years old. It is always chock
full of good news, good times,
and photos of fabulous people.
Count on it.
By the way, congratulations
are going out to Shelley Johnson,
publisher of Island Times and her
husband Richard, who are cel-
ebrating their twentieth wedding
anniversary on July 13.
BAD WEATHER MAN
Jim Cantore, who usually
shows up on the island only
in times of terrible hurricanes
visited Pensacola Beach just to
take film clips for his series on
heroes on our Coast. He played
golf at the Pensacola Country
Club and ate at The Grand Marlin.
Queen Shugah and the Wooly
Boogers have a message for him.
Don't come back here until after
November 30 or we may cast a
spell on you and send you off to
the universe where you can view
hurricanes first hand.
FINAL HEALTH TIP
We have discussed Mental
Health Night and offered an
exercise program, how about a
remedy for arthritis? Soak some
golden raisins in gin for several
days. Eat them and they will chase
the pain right out of your knees,
allegedly. Or maybe just serve
raisins in gin for dessert. Should
rank right up there with Cherries
By Dr. Emily Baird
The story of Daren Blackwood Baird
Autobiography of a Pioneer Woman Truck Driver by Daren Baird
Her prose and poetry
Biography of Daren Baird written by Pensacola Beach Resident Dr. Emily Baird
Available by sending $15 to Post Office Box 1595, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562
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Retired Marine Corps Colo-
nel Phil Tracy has a new girl in
his life. She is a little pup named
Daisy who goes everywhere with
him, including a happy hour stop
at Paddy O'Leary's on his June
15 birthday. The Colonel was
serenaded by the Sisters of the
Beach with their now infamous
song. They made him blush.
The Beach family welcomed
another member back home. Eric
Landis, who had been living in
South Florida, has been spotted
at Paradise reconnecting with his
old friends. He is currently living
in Milton, but vows to get back
to the Beach soon. Landis is the
former fishing columnist in The
Sarah and Joe Starkey, along
with Mariah, 13, and seven-year-
old Derek pretend they are island
natives for the few weeks that
they get to visit Pensacola Beach.
The West Virginians who are avid
anglers and expert beach goers,
are here visiting parents Karl and
DJ Zemenick. Sarah's brother
Zack will arrive from Nashville
on June 29 to join the crowd.
It's family reunion time at the
Tracey Flores coined the
phrase "Queen of the Shaker Bar"
during the late 1980s after danc-
ing the night away in the famous
beach bistro. The former Pen-
sacola resident and Catholic High
grad, who now lives in Panama
City, returned to the Beach to
visit some of her favorite people
ALL THE SAME SIGN
Happy birthday to the Crabs
in our horoscope - - Kathi Lewis,
June 22; Fred Simmons, June 24
and Jeremy Johnson, June 25.
Beach Church Deacon and
attorney Barry McCleary tem-
porarily relocated to Gulf Breeze
last year. He announced, "I am
back home." Barry moved to
Santa Rosa Towers and has a
magnificent view from his sky-
One of the stalwart trivia
players and former Queen of
Wrong Answers, Joanne Brooks
hopes to have all the right answers
as a volunteer interpreter at Fort
Pickens. She runs the gift shop
and answers questions about the
fort and its history. After hosting
394 visitors in a single day, the
Queen has declared "business
is booming." Joanne is looking
forward to the day the Ft. Pickens
Museum, which has been closed
since Hurricane Ivan destroyed it,
Island Times columnist Fa-
ther Paul Lambert celebrated his
thirtieth birthday, June 8, at St.
Ann's Catholic Church's Wednes-
day Night Dinner. Lots of parish-
ioners were on hand to help him
blow out the candles. Fr. Paul's
parish includes Our Lady of the
Assumption Catholic Church on
The first day of summer, June
21, signals the first day of mar-
ried life for Beach couple Terry
and Bill Preston. Terry posted
their beautiful wedding photo,
circa 1980, on Facebook last
week in honor of their thirty-first
wedding anniversary. Congrats.
Beach Sailors Bring Home
Yacht Club Challenge Cup
Pensacola Beach Yacht Club are options of entering in three
captains were up to the challenge boat series or four boat series in
and sailed away with the Gulf a maximum four different classes.
Yachting Association's Challenge Pensacola Beach Yacht Club's
Cup in the three boat division, Black Ice, Tryptonite and The
June 17-18. Reach Around crews amassed
The event was actually enough points to earn the Three
founded in Pensacola and yacht Boat Division win.
clubs from across the Gulf Coast The Pensacola Beach Yacht
compete although the hosting Club hosts the Patrtiot's Day
club changes from time to time. Regatta, July 2 and the Race for
The annual sailing regatta pits the Roses, all female regatta,
club against club, and the overall July 30. For more information
objective is for a club to accu- about the Yacht Club, visit www.
mulate points as a team. There pensacolabeach-yc.org.
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The Trivia Master says thank
you to all the loyal and faithful
trivia players who went blank on
the last question. It is always a
pleasure to stump you and keep
the shirt on the office shelves.
It doesn't happen often so he is
thrilled to congratulate you for
stumbling all over the New York
Deli sign question.
The Trivia Master thought no
one would forget, "Fill Your Belly
at the New York Deli." The answer
he was seeking.
A few people did respond.
Kim Schmitz, fell apart here. She
emailed Woprs R Us. Cute, but
no cigar for the ruling lady of the
One of the other Knights of
the Roundtable, the Duchess of
the Dunes, Joanne Brooks, who is
notorious for her ups and downs in
trivia, suggested, "Be part of it."
No. No Duchess Jo. And you
can never get your old title, Queen
of Wrong Answers, back. No mat-
ter how hard you try.
And what a nice surprise for
the Trivia Master. Fran Norman,
whose late husband George, a real
estate broker, was also co-owner
of the New York Deli chimed in.
Fran emailed, "George Nor-
man was the co-owner of the New
York Deli. Hurricanes wiped out
the refrigeration that year, so it
was a short venture. Daughter Jana
(who is now an ordained minister
in the United Church of Christ)
waited tables. We say 'Bagle
Dogs' was on the sign. Jana wants
Fran does not mince words.
The Trivia Master knows that
the player with the quick brain and
quick hands will be victorious on
this question. Be quick, there's an
early deadline of June 30. Ready,
The Liberty Bell, often used
as the symbol of freedom in
America is not all it's cracked
up to be. Pun intended. The huge
crack in the old bell has been there
since day one except nobody re-
ally knows when that was. Some
modern day jokesters have said
it cracked because it was made
in China and that some idiot bell
carrier dropped it in 1732. Among
all the legends, right or wrong,
only two presidents are mentioned
as honorees of the ringing of the
Liberty Bell. Who were they?
The rules are the same. Email
your answer with Trivia in the sub-
ject line to islandtimes@bellsouth.
net. The first correct answer wins
the red Island Tirnest-shirt. Please
include your name and phone
number. Deadline is June 30.
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No Drinking? What Are They Thinking?
You can stroll along the
Boardwalk while drinking your
Bushwacker and you can sip
your glass of wine at the Bands
on the Beach, all legal at least
until October. There is only one
string attached. Don't break the
law. If you are causing problems,
you will be arrested. Nothing
has changed, after residents and
business owners appeared at
the Santa Rosa Island Authority
meeting on June 22, and voiced
their opinions of an alcohol free
beach. Thanks, but no thanks,
they told the Authority.
Sheriff David Morgan told
the SRIA committees that he
wanted to clear up a misunder-
"It has been portrayed that
the Sheriff's Office is carrying
the banner to ban alcohol from
the Beach. Not true. I don't make
laws. I enforce them. We are here
to support the Island Authority and
the determination that you make."
Comments against the con-
cept were heard from members
of the packed audience.
David Bear of the Lewis
Bear Company, noting that his
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Outgoing President Lynda Knell of the Pensacola Beach Woman's
Club installed a new slate of officers at the luncheon meeting
June 16 at Hemingway's. Leading the group are (L to R): Treasurer
Nancy Wyse, Assistant Treasurer Cathy Kristoff, President Shelby
Smith, Second Vice President Debbie Slater, First Vice President
Mary Ann Claus and Secretary Carol Ascherfeld.
"if - - ' .
Krewe of Bananimals members ( L to R) Amy Read, Rita Morrell,
and Karen Cook Cowen congratulate Shelby Smith on her
Woman's Club presidency during the krewe's summer Luau, June
12 at the Sabine Sandbar.
company has been family owned
for 130 years, said, "I urge you
to consider that the reports that
utilize quantifiable data that can
be collected, not just personal
June Guerra, longtime busi-
ness owner on the Boardwalk,
considers herself a pioneer on
"I know that this Board will
value what we have built," she
said. "Please do not take away
Terry Preston, a Beach resi-
dent, told the Board, "With the
Boardwalk having so many ven-
ues which sell alcohol and their
close proximity to each other, I
find this idea of banning alcohol
Add to the community pro-
test over the possibility of ban-
ning alcohol from the Beach
was the item that, currently, the
trolleys allow open containers.
Trolley subcommittee chairman
and SRIA Board member Dave
Pavlock asked the Special Proj-
ects Committee for guidance on
this issue since two of the trolley
stops are in public parking lots.
Member Vernon Prather
said, "Let's see how it goes and
leave it alone."
Dr. Thomas Campanella,
member said, "Let it go. Let them
ride. Very few times have I seen
rowdies on the trolley."
And, Fred Gant summed
it up in three words, "Let them
The question of the alcohol
ban lies moot until October when
it will come back to the SRIA. In
the meantime, the Board will in-
struct staff to research the action
of other beaches on this question.
Also the Board asked the Beach
Chamber to submit a statement
from the business community,
and comments from the gen-
eral public will be gathered and
A Roundtable Workshop
will be established with Board-
walk merchants and the public.
The date will be set at the next
Members of the Architec-
tural and Environmental Com-
mittee, with the intent of making
new homeowners responsible for
on premises parking established
a parking place regulation, based
on the size of the house. They de-
termined that a small house with
four or fewer bedrooms would
require two off-street parking
places. Going up in size, a house
with 11 or more bedrooms would
require 10 parking places.
"Those who are building
a large home with 8 bedrooms
should know prior to construc-
tion they need this parking,"
Member Tammy Bohannon
said. "I think this is great, but I
think there needs to be a car per
Tammy will work on this
plan with staff and the proposal
will go to the Full Board.
This committee also dis-
cussed the possibility of adopting
a color scheme for new business-
es and residential construction on
the Beach. They asked John Tice,
architect to bring a color palette
to the Full Board meeting.
"Let me take a stab at it,"
Tice said. "We have people in
our company who deal with this
every day. "
In other business, the com-
mittees approved the following
71 LED lights on the roof
lines of Castaways and The Dock
E1 Extend the dock at Tree-
E1 Continued use of a mobile
food trailer at Landshark Landing
E1 A lighted, large sign at The
E1 Island Style's use of a
portion of public walkway for a
Dottie Ford, Finance Direc
tor, was able to bring an exciting
picture of the financial growth on
the island during April.
"Our revenues were up 35
percent over what was expected,"
she said. "Revenues were up for
the year by 17 percent."
The next meeting of the
SRIA will be the Full Board at 5
p.m. on Wednesday, July 13. All
meetings are open to the public.
June 28, 2011
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Our coffee pot died with-
out so much as a warning.
Well, maybe there was a little
warning when only half of the
water actually went into the
pot. The other half drained all
over the kitchen counter. My
husband Bill had it cleaned up
by the time I was awake, of
course. He's the real coffee
brewer in our family for obvi-
ous reasons. I just noticed the
lukewarm temperature of my
By the second day of the
coffee pot's demise, I knew
its usefulness had ended and
was determined to find a re-
placement in the heart of Gulf
Breeze proper. I was even
willing to pay a little extra.
After all I don't exist well
without coffee. We even have
a fool-proof way to make it
during hurricane evacuations
without power. We just don't
go without our morning cof-
The first store with cof-
fee makers offered only two
choices. The first selection
was priced in the higher range
I believed at $60. Or, so I
thought, until I checked out
the other price tag to find it
"What does it do?" was
my first thought. Well, it did
have a nice stainless steel ca-
rafe but for that much money,
I thought it should deliver my
first cup of coffee in bed.
Just as I'm trying to see
what's so special about the
$60 coffee pot, my economic
cal eye spots a $20 coffee
maker. Well, $19.95 actually.
I checked it out. Oh, yeah, it
has all the right attributes - it
makes coffee - which is really
all I need. Bill does the rest.
I was so proud to have
found that $19.95 coffee pot
that I was even more eager for
my morning coffee.
The next morning, still
half asleep I walk into the
kitchen and grab my favorite
coffee cup. I stood in front
of the new machine and all I
could say was, "Really?"
The color of this machine
is indescribable and ya'll know
I love my colors. It is some-
where between a very dark
pink, sort of deep rose and a
maroon-ish, wine-ish red col-
or that stands out in startling
contrast to the much beloved
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sunset-ish, orange and slight-
ly sparkly color of my kitchen
walls. All I can do is shake my
head and laugh every time I go
in the kitchen. We all know
that coffee machine is gonna
Really, coffee is the sec-
ond thing I do each day. The
very first thing I do each
morning is open the blinds to
check out the next glorious
day in Paradise. I can tell it's
going to be a good day by the
sight of colorful Parasails fly-
ing over the Sound. I count
the number of multi-colored
sailboats and I am grateful to
I've always been a sum-
mer girl and thought myself
extremely lucky to celebrate
my birthday the day after the
Summer Solstice. Actually
for many years now I have
celebrated the day before my
birthday which is the youngest
I will ever be (again). So how
cool is it that I get the longest
day of the entire year for my
Another favorite celebra-
tion has always been Amer-
ica's Birthday, the Fourth of
July. I cannot think of a single
year in my life that I did not
celebrate this holiday.
As kids, our family cele-
brations always took the form
of picnics and finding a good
place to go swimming. There
was always plenty of good
food and fun. But the best
thing was always contemplat-
ing the big, giant watermelon
rolling around in the stream or
pond. Just cooling down and
waiting to be eaten. It was a
big deal to figure out how to
keep the watermelon from
floating downstream. There
were many contraptions used
and discarded each year but
I'm pretty sure we never lost
I am also lucky that Mom
and Dad lived long enough
to see that I finally found the
"perfect" swimming hole
One of my favorite things
in summer was running to the
garden and picking my own
baby watermelon or cantaloupe
and splitting it open on a rock.
That was the ultimate lunch and
if you were still hungry, then you
went back for a tomato or cu-
cumber. Well, I may not be too
much help during the planting
and growing, but I sure loved the
This weeks' recipe embod-
ies the taste of summer to me. I
love the sweet and salty mix.
So, let's cook....
Melon Salad with Prosciutto
2 Tbsp. white balsamic
2 Tsp. finely chopped fresh
1/ Tsp. sea salt
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 Cup cubed cantaloupe
(*cube all fruit % inch)
1 Cup cubed honeydew
2/3 Cup cubed seedless
5 Cups packed baby arugula
or mixed baby salad greens
5 thin slices Prosciutto
(about 2 1V oz.) cut into thin
Whisk vinegar, basil and
salt in small bowl. Slowly
whisk in oil. Combine canta-
loupe, honeydew and water-
melon in medium bowl. Just
before serving, pour dressing
over melon mixture and toss
gently to coat. Place arugula
on salad plate, top with melon
mixture. Arrange slices of pro-
sciutto over melon.
Happy 4th of July! Be safe
and enjoy our fireworks on
July 2 and July 4. God Bless
See ya in the kitchen.....
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June 28, 2011 Island Times PAGE 7
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We celebrate the Fourth
of July, the day that our nation
declared their freedom from the
rule of England. Each of those
men who signed the declaration
would be considered traitors to
the crown of England, but they
steeled themselves on the notion
that they had a right to be free.
We might ask ourselves,
would we be willing to make
such a gesture? Many in our com-
munity have, with their service to
our country. They have made that
statement to the world by defend-
ing our nation.
Would we be willing to do the
same when it comes to our faith?
Would we forsake all things so as
to follow God's will in our lives.
It is following God's will that we
achieve true freedom; for living in
truth, we become truly free.
Imagine if someone gave
you a refrigerator, and instead of
plugging it in, you put it on its
side and used it as a table, or left
it upright and used it as a closet.
Sure, someone has given you this
gift and you can do whatever you
want to do with it, but would it
make sense to use it for the pur-
pose that it was intended.
God has given us this gift
of free will. He has signed with
his own blood the covenant that
broke away the chains of oppres-
sion, the bonds of sin. Our job
is to live out our lives not as the
world sees fit, but for the vocation
that God brought us into existence
to fulfill. Let us become the men
and women God has called us
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to this website: www.google.
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create a Google account, if you
don't already have one. Then,
sign in, and start building your
The benefit of having the
calendar online is that you can
check it and update it from any
Internet connection, without
regard to your physical location.
The calendar data can also be
synchronized with your mobile
phone, though your service pro-
vider might charge you for using
You can also choose to
share your calendar with other
people. Other people who see
your calendar can also update
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calendar system can also show
other people's calendars to you.
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To use another person's cal-
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email address and a request will
automatically be sent to them.
When they approve your request,
their calendar will appear on
your calendar screen.
Public calendars on the
Internet can also be attached to
your Calendar account. That
way you will have access to other
calendars that are important to
you. If you belong to a club
or own a business, you might
want to create public calendars
that anyone can see. Those can
be embedded in your website or
included as links in an email.
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Kids, get ready for a week-
long tropical adventure at the Son
Surf Beach Bash Vacation Bible
School, July 18 through July 22
at Pensacola Beach Community
Church. The week long session
lasts from 9 a.m. until noon daily
and is open to pre-kindgarten
through fifth grade students.
"You don't need to be a
Beach resident to be part of the
fun," said Jackie Henderson, Va-
cation Bible School coordinator.
"Everyone is welcome especially
Daily activities will vary and
be age appropriate.
"We will have a week full
of games, crafts, art projects and
bible studies," said Henderson,
former elementary school art
teacher. "Snacks will be pro-
The last day of the camp is
reserved for a Beach Bash. The
campers will meet for assembly
and then walk to the Sound for
swimming, floating and splashing
around under the watchful eye
of lots of adults and lifeguards.
Campers will be treated to a pizza
lunch after they return from swim
There is no charge to attend
Vacation Bible School at the
Beach Church. For more infor-
mation, call Jackie Henderson at
850 723 1569.
To The Island
Pensacola Beach resident
and turtle nest observer DJ Ze-
menick reports that turtle nest
numbers are slowly returning to
"We have a total of 24 nests
between Fort Pickens and the
Santa Rosa areas of Gulf Islands
National Seashore," she said.
"That's up from 7 nests in 2008.
It's a great start."
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TOWN HALL MEETING
Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) Escambia County Commissioner Grover C. Robinson, IV, will host a combined town hall
meeting on Tuesday, June 28, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Pensacola Beach at the Pensacola Beach Community Church, 920
Topics of discussion will include the status of Fee Simple Title legislation, tax issues and the BP Oil Spill. Citizens will the
opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns.
For more information, contact Congressman Miller's office at 850-479-1183 or Commissioner Robinson's office at 595-4940.
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The zzardL Ton:
by elizabeth hewson
The Lizzard has been slith-
ering her way through Paris
for the past week and there is
nothing like spending time in
one of the most beautiful cities
in the world to make you miss
home. As I write my column, I
am sitting in my 800 euro per
night hotel room with no elec-
tricity. The repair man is here
with me and now his supervisor
is coming as well.
C'est la vie.
So my adventures in Paris
have been quite entertaining.
With a French phrase book
in hand, a huge smile on my
face and a wallet full of euros,
I have been able to eat, drink
and shop with no problems. The
Parisians are kind, gracious and
speak a lot more English than
I do French. Shame on me and
my American education. Using
the toilet, however, has been a
Yes, I said toilet as I am
beginning to realize that we are
the only ones to call it such po-
lite words as a bathroom, rest-
room or ladies room. I am sure
there is a historical rationale
as to why we use such polite
euphemisms, but in all honesty
when I am out in public, I only
want to use the toilet -- not
bathe, rest or be a lady -- or so
I used to think.
We were in the northeast
side of the city at the Marche
de Puces -- a 15 acre world
renowned flea market over
flowing with priceless antiques
and junque when I made the
decision that we all should use
the toilet before getting back on
the train to return to the hotel.
And how convenient, there was
a free toilet. No need to use
So I approach the wide
open door and notice that only
men are in there. Perplexed, I
look around for another sign or
at least another door that says
"femme." Men keep pardoning
themselves and going around
me because they have to pee
until one finally engages me in
conversation. After much point
and talk, I realize it is a unisex
toilet with no privacy stalls.
In other words, five urinals all
I wasn't staring -- though
you don't get to see such a
sight every day in America - as
much as I was trying to figure
out how I was going to execute
a precise and steady stream
when a different gentleman
pointed to another door. After
a "pardon" and a "merci," I
proceeded to the stall or should
I say hole in the ground.
As I stood precariously on
the ledge -- a very small piece
of tile that separated me from
other people's leave behinds
- only two thoughts crossed
my mind. The first one was the
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Not wanting to appear to
be the typical American who
could only cop a squat on a
piece of porcelain that had a
seat, I waited a few minutes
hoping to give the illusion that
I actually used the toilet. As I
left, I took one last look around
and giggled to myself -- oui,
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Island Times congratulates
students for their academic
achievement. Pensacola Beach
students may attend kindergar-
ten through fifth grade on the
island, and are in the Gulf Breeze
school district for middle and
The following were named to
the Honor Roll for the final nine
week grading period:
Pensacola Beach Elementary
Teacher Kelli Moyer
A Honor Roll
Charlie Atkins, Gracie Clay,
Sean Connors, Skylar Farej, Ryan
Johnson, Elena Hynes, Michael
Mabire, Savannah Persky, Erin
A-B Honor Roll
Taylor Brame, Jack Gaien-
nie, Laken Harvey, Kacie May,
David Reece, John Reece, Sage
Remsen, Nicholas Sampson,
Dylan Seeker, Savannah Smoker
Teacher Debbbie Campanella
A Honor Roll
Austin Burkett, Kai Hoffert,
Jude Hunter, Max Mateer, John
A-B Honor Roll
Hannah Buchalter, Alana
DePascalis, Taylor Farej, Lauren
Feltenberger, Ryland McCurdy,
Jenny Molyneaux, Shyanne
Plough, Jocelyn Reeves, Gabby
Rice, Bridgett Wolfe
Teacher Joy McLaurine
A Honor Roll
Sofie Babcock, Tanner
Braxton, Sophie Faircloth, Cali
Hargrove, Erin Johnson, Chloe
Kauffman, Matthew McCurdy,
John McDowell, Kimberly No-
bles, Dylan Renfroe, Tekoah
Roby, Caleb Sampson, Jon Saw-
A-B Honor Roll
Ella Amos, Ocean Collins,
Tommy Egly, Grant Gaeinnie,
Teacher Tara Turk
A Honor Roll
Madison Clay, Emily Wang,
Clay Clifton, Hannah May,
Thomas Niven, Ashley Price,
A-B Honor Roll
Carlee Amberson, Wren
Deputy, Maison Harrell, Cayson
McCurdy, Chloe Huntley, Anna
Jacobs, Isabella Rice, Allison
Seeker, Sophia Slobodian, Syd
ney Truax, Cordelia Zielinski
(The fifth grade honor roll
was published in the June 14 edi-
tion of Island Times)
Gulf Breeze High School
A Honor Roll
Luke Babcock, Evan Ber-
nard, Jennifer Dolfie, Cassie
Lane, Kathryn Miller, Brianna
Paulus, Elle Wade, and Austin
A B Honor Roll
Donald Clarkin, Sarah Hicks,
Shelby Hobbs, Thomas Lampone,
and Ciara Wheeler
A Honor Roll
John Baldwin, Haley Bohan-
non, Elizabeth Fairleigh, Nicole
Sakry, Jefferson Shell, and Lisa
A-B Honor Roll
Meghan Conklin, Max Mc-
Daniel, Zachary Noyes
A Honor Roll
PJ Dunne, Adam Foley, Ken-
dall Hoover, Marina Johnson,
Eric Post, Sarah Grace Stewart,
and Oceane Ziegler
Cody Cowen, Maylee Crock-
ford, Thomas Fitzgerald, Kyle
Fogel, Nicholas Gomez-Wukich,
Jessica Koch, Alexa McKnight,
Madison Murphy and Harley
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Birders Flock To See Small Green Vireo
Rare Visitor Excites Southeastern Region
A small green bird stirred up
Pensacola Beach like a visiting
rock star bringing fans from as
far away as Miami to try to get
a glimpse of the Yellow-Green
Vireo. Birders flocked to Villa
Sabine where Beach bird experts
Bob and Lucy Duncan first re-
ported seeing the rare visitor,
Thursday, June 9.
"This is a difficult bird to
see. It is a slow-moving Vireo,
secretive one might say. It stays
in the canopy," said Lucy Duncan.
"Amazingly about nine or ten
lucky birders viewed the Vireo
during its three-day stay."
This is a tropical species
that typically will be seen only
in the most southern tip of Texas
in the Rio Grande Valley. This is
the fifth recorded sighting of this
very rare species. There are four
other records for the entire State
"Unexpected, but a real
treat," said Carol Ascherfeld of
Pensacola Beach. "We met vaca-
tioning birders from Maine who
just happened to be on the Island
when the bird flew in. What a
great place we live in. That's eco-
tourism at its best."
The bird sighting was re-
corded and shared online with
other birders by Lucy Duncan.
Santa Rosa Island is home
to over 300 species of birds, in-
cluding the new Osprey family
who has taken up residence in
nests provided to them in Villa
June 28, 2011
A Honor Roll
Savannah Dunne, Cate
Hodges, Mitchell Robbins, and
A-B Honor Roll
Reghan Elliott, Stephanie
Moraes, Andrea Wassner
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munity Church Vacation Bible
School is set for July 18-22. Pre-k
through fifth grade. No charge.
8 am to noon. Jackie Henderson,
850 723 1569.
Vacation Bible School at
Gulf Breeze United Methodist
Church, July 11-15, 9:00 am-
noon, Fairpoint Campus; July
25-29, 9:00 am-noon, Soundside
Campus. Ages 4 through rising
fifth graders. Call for registration
Julia Wassner was given a
Principal's Award at Pensacola
Beach Elementary School's Fifth
Grade Graduation Party, June 7.
"Principal Jeff Castleberry makes
the presentation to a student who
embodies a sense of strength,
overcomes challenges, gives great
effort and knows when and how
to do the right thing," said Margie
Pitts, Fifth Grade Teacher. Good
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Fee Simple, Oil Spill, Master Plan, And Drainage Take Center Stage
Commissioner Grover Rob-
inson brought a back up team
with him to his Town Hall Meet-
ing on the Beach on Tuesday,
June 14. And that was a good
thing because the audience was
primed to ask questions on every
issue which the Beach now faces.
Robinson had plenty of help
from Randy Oliver, Escambia
County Administrator; Alison
Rogers, County Attorney and
Joy Blackmon, County Engineer.
One item they all agreed on
was that the County could not
help residents with their pending
"Chris Jones controls this
issue, not me" said Robinson.
"The only thing the County
Commission can do for you is
to prepare solutions on how we
move forward, such as our work
with Fee Simple Title."
Alison Rogers said she had
presented a review of the Fee
Simple timeline at an earli-
er meeting held at the Beach
Church, and will make that avail-
able to any resident. Her office
number is 850-595-4970. She
said any questions the residents
have regarding taxation should
be directed to Tax Collector Janet
Holley and Property Appraiser
"Getting Fee Simple is a
long, tedious and laborious pro-
cess," she said. "It is complicated
and has many layers to it. It will
take years to make it come to
Robinson added that the
is ready to assist you at
R E A L T Y
Santa Rosa Island Authority
becomes a big question mark if
Fee Simple goes forward. He said
the resolution which they sent to
Congress included a provision
that some kind of entity would
"As a Beach leaseholder
myself, I understand the angst,"
he said. "There is a lot of mis-
communication. The issue is to
try to get out of double taxation. I
cannot control the taxes, but I can
ease the burden of paying both
taxes and lease fees."
County Administrator Randy
Oliver provided an update and
timeline on the progress of the
Master Plan for Pensacola Beach
which is now in the hands of
Baskerville Donovan engineers.
"By this August they will
be ready for presentations to the
SRIA and Committees," Oliver
said. "After that, public input
will be taken. Final reviews,
adjustments, and comments will
be gathered in September. The
Master Plan will be presented to
the October 13 Committee of the
Whole meeting at 9 a.m."
Audience members made it
clear that the oil spill clean up is
far from complete.
"I have been to Washington,
DC and spent endless hours on
this topic," Robinson said. "We
did not put the oil here. BP put
the oil here and they need to clean
There is a skeleton crew still
cleaning the Beach, but Robinson
asked if there are areas of specific
concern, to bring the problems
"I would like to know what
you are finding. You need to turn
that documentation in so we can
talk to BP. If no one comes to me,
I don't know," he said.
Robinson said that 97 per-
cent of the petroleum products
recovered in this state were in
Drainage problems on Corto
and Largo Drive were not over-
looked. County Engineer Joy
Blackmon said the County has
been working with Baskerville
Donovan and a consulting firm
to come up with some drainage
improvements before the end of
Beach resident Steve Luppert
said, "My yard floods and there
is not much you can do about it.
The last improvements just made
Blackmon replied, "It's gon-
na get better."
SRIA Board Member Tam-
my Bohannon responded to praise
from her Commissioner saying,
"Thank you for the honor of al-
lowing me to serve. I have lived
here for 26 years. My heart and
soul are on this Beach. I am a
resident and a commercial lease-
holder. I have a different perspec-
tive on this."
The Commissioner also com-
mended Buck Lee, SRIA ex-
ecutive director, who attended the
meeting, for his leadership.
Board member Fred Gant
summed up his feeling on the
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If you were unable to attend
the meeting, Commissioner Rob-
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input on the issues and any ques-
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Pavlock Declares Sun Setting
on Trolley Subcommittee -,iADi1
Members of the Trolley Sub
Committee are riding into the
sunset now, but are leaving rain-
bows of accomplishments behind
them as they board for their final
After the first month of the
new trolley service, the commit-
tee was reviewing and adjusting
certain areas in the revised trans-
portation system at their June 16
"I believe we have accom-
plished all we have set out to
do," SRIA board member Dave
Pavlock, who is the subcommittee
chairman said. "Part of our over-
sight is to review the trolley at this
point and make some follow-up
Among the items discussed
to improve and change the trolley
> Ridership: Paolo Ghio,
SRIA Director of Environmental
and Developmental Services,
said, "Overall, I think it is posi-
tive and ridership is picking up.
There is a surge in ridership and
a surge in awareness. I expect it
to improve steadily."
Drivers also reported an in-
I - s
crease in riders after 5 p.m.
Charlene Meyer, committee
member, said she noticed a high
ridership on Tuesday nights as
people go to the Bands on the
> Trolley Tracker: Everyone
likes this service. There are still
some quirks in it, but overall the
feedback is extremely positive.
> Stops: The distance be-
tween stops is an issue. Consid-
eration should be given to picking
up people who are not in regular
stops, if it is safe to do so.
> Driver's Chatter: Some of
the drivers are entertaining and
very interesting according to
Ghio. "It's fun for the passengers
and shows a lot of creativity,"
> Open Containers: ECAT
does not allow eating, drinking,
or smoking on their bus service.
However, they did say open con-
tainers would be allowed, if legal.
ECAT has assured the SRIA they
will follow the law.
> Timing and Operations:
Since the trolley service ends at
11 p.m. locals are hesitant to ride
after 9:30 p.m. so they don't get
stuck without a ride home from
the core area.
> Bike Racks: Bike racks
have been ordered.
> Music: Is music on the
trolleys too low or too loud? Driv-
ers are working on this problem
with an eye toward safety for the
And, today at 5:30 p.m. the
members of this committee who
are Pavlock, Meyer, Beverly
McCay, Jeff Elbert along with
Nathan Holler and Lila Cox, will
receive a pat on the back from the
Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Shelley Johnson, Chamber presi-
dent, will recognize Committee
Chairman Dave Pavlock for his
leadership in retooling the trolley
system. The recognition ceremo-
ny will be part of the Chamber's
Business After Hours at Crab's,
We Got 'Em.
"On behalf of the SRIA,I
would like to thank all subcom-
mittee members and non mem-
bers. I appreciate ECAT, too. We
would not have been able to get
to this point without you. We all
want this to be a success," Pav-
The trolley was the perfect way for Island Style owners Mario Roberts,
left, and Jeff Elbert, right, to show their out of town guests the Island.
Second from the left, Dr. Doug Meardon from Washington, DC, and Eric
Norman from North Carolina, rode the free Beach trolleys from the SRIA
stop to PegLeg Pete's, and back through the core area to the Boardwalk
on Friday, June 17. Trolleys run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. everyday.
STrolley Map located
on Pages 12.-13
June 28, 2011
PAGE 12 Island Times Pensacola Beach, Florida June 28, 2011 PAGE 13
Stop # Location
North/South Side of Street
1. Palm Beach Club
2. Tristan Towers
3. Tristan Towers
*6. Emerald Dolphin
6. Emerald Dolphin
7. Emerald Dolphin
10. Holiday Inn Express
11. Holiday Inn Express
12. Margaritaville Hotel
13. Margaritaville Hotel
16. Portofino Boardwalk Lot
17. Gulfside Pavilion/Casino
18. Gulfside Pavilion/Casino
20. SRIA Lot
21. Holiday Inn Resort
22. Holiday Inn Resort
23. Beach Club
24. Beach Club
27. Springhill Suites
28. Water Tank
29. Avenida 14
30. Avenida 14
31. Our Lady/Avenida 18
32.Beach Church/Avenida 18
Numbers are not sequential to
allow for future
additional trolley stops.
Pensacola Beach Businesses
1. The Grand Marlin
Restaurant & Bar
2. Radical Rides
3. Bonifay Water Sports
4. Island Palms Miniature
5. Speedy John's Go-Carts
6. James P. Morgan
I Public Boat Launch Ramp
7. Quietwater Beach
8. Key Sailing, Surf Burger
10. Portofino Boardwalk
a. Alvin's Island
b. Bamboo Willie's
c. Bamboo Willie Wear
d. Boardwalk Caf6
f. Capt'n Fun Beach Club
g. Castaways Beachside
Restaurant & Raw Bar
i. Go Fish Clothing &
k. International Boutique
I. Intracoastal Outfitters
m. Islander's Surf & Sport
o. Laguna's Soundside
p. The Fitting Room
q. Papa's Pizza
11. Down Home
13. Island Style-Island Trader
14. Santa Rosa Island
15. Tropical Waves
16. Pensacola Beach RV Resort
17. Soundside Centre
a. Beach Wine & Liquor
b. Florida's Pizza Kitchen
c. The Fun Store
d. Funny Cars
f. Lillo's Tuscan Grille
18. Soundside Holiday
19. Paradise Inn
20. Paradise Bar & Grill
21. Paradise Beach Homes
22. Paradise Coastal Realty
23. Southern Resorts
24. Dog House Deli
25. Beach Laundry
27. Pensacola Beach
28. Islander Package Lounge
29. Native Caf6
30. Island Realty
31. Paddy O'Leary's Irish Pub
32. Beach Pops
33. DJ's Beach Caf6
34. The Break Beach Bar
35. Geronimo's Outpost
36. Aloha Wine & Liquor
37. Beach Marina
FB Fishing Fleet
E! Elks Lodge
B Pensacola Beach Yacht
39. Cook Realty
40. Pensacola Beach
41. South Harbour Condos
43. Cabana Inn
44. Pensacola Beach
45. Deep Water Cove
46. Bank of the South
47. Spanish Landing
48. Sabine Yacht & Racquet
49. Sand Dollar
50. Sand Pointe Townhouses
51. Treehouse Townhouses
52. Villa Sabine Townhouses
54. White Sands Cottages
55. Holiday Inn Express
56. Margaritaville Beach
56a. Landshark Landing
56b. Fitness OnBoard
57. The Fish Sandwich
58. Go Fish
59. Public Safety Buildings
60. Gulfside Pavilion
62. The Dock
63. Crabs We Got 'Em
65. Tiki Island Golf & Games
66. Hampton Inn
67. The Hilton Pensacola
Gulf Front & H20
68. Holiday Inn Resort
69. Island Wine & Liquor
70. Days Inn Pensacola
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71. Beach Club on the Gulf
72. Emerald Isle
73. Coldwell Banker
Surfside Food Store
74. SpringHill Suites
75. Fort Pickens Entrance
76. Palm Beach Club
77. San de Luna Condos
78. La Bahia Condos
79. Tristan Towers Condos
80. Baywatch Condos
81. Boardwalk Condos
1. Reel Eazy Charter
La Fitte Cove Marina
83. Peg Leg Pete's
84. Tom Thumb
85. Emerald Dolphin
86. Santa Rosa Towers
87. Santa Rosa Dunes
88. Harry Gowens
89. Fire Station
90. Pensacola Beach
91. Bahia Paz Townhouses
Santa Rosa Townhomes
92. RMI Realty,
93. Santa Rosa Villa Estates
94. Portofino Island
Levin & Rinke Resort
95. Public Restrooms
(Ft. Pickens Gate)
96. Portside Villas
97. Gulf Winds Condos
98. Starboard Villas
99. Sans Souci Condos
100. Sea Horse Condo
101. Pensacola Beach
102. Cowley Park:
Public Tennis Courts
104. Our Lady of the
105. Regency Cabanas
106. Regency Towers
107. Villas on the Gulf
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PAGE 14 Island Times June 28, 2011
Lady Luck May Smile on You a
An American Express $50
Gift Card is waiting for a win-
ner this month. It could be you.
The Beach Trolley's Referral
Program is still underway. Last
month's winner was Cathy Kidd
from Hoover, Alabama, who
was referred by the Dog House
Deli. The employee winner was
Karl Roggenbuck of Flounder's,
who made the most referrals.
Here is how the contest
works. You may be in a beach
business and the person waiting
on you will bring you a card to
fill out for the drawing. The
employees name will be on the
back of the card, you fill in your
name and contact information
on the other side and deposit it
in the box aboard the trolley to
be considered for the contest.
Gulf Breeze's Lynette Dewberry rounds the corner as a race
walker during the McAdams 5K Run, June 18 on Pensacola
Beach. Athletes were challenged to an early morning race
on a fast, flat course with high humidity and temps to match.
Dewberry, who is a real estate agent, finished the course
in 44:46. The four hundred competitors were treated to a
post race awards ceremony and party at the Sandshaker.
Proceeds from this event benefit academic scholarships.
For your swimming safety
please note which flag is
flying prior to entering the
water. For added protec-
tion swim in areas with
At the end of the month,
a card will be selected from
among those submitted and
that guest of the Beach or lo-
cal resident will receive the
fifty dollar gift card. Also, the
employee whose name appears
on the most referral cards will
earn a $50 gift card, too. No
purchase is required, and you
can get cards from the Visitor's
Information Center. You do not
need to be on the Island to win.
The winners will be notified by
phone and email.
This program will be in ef
fect until Labor Day when the
trolleys retire for the season.
For more information, call
Water Closed to
High hazard, high
surf and/or strong
moderate surf and/
Low hazard, calm
Where's The Trolley?
Locate your stop number.
N'L Map on Pages 12-13.
Text to 41411. Msg SRIA space Stop Number
June 28, 2011
BUSIN ESS U Z Z......................... -
BJ Davis, American Cancer
Society Community Representa-
tive, has been championing the
idea of a Pensacola Beach Relay
for Life event for a few years.
The first meeting of the planning
group is set for Tuesday, June 28
at 5:30 p.m. at Margaritaville.
If you would like to attend, call
Jessica James at 850-266-2279
or contact her by email atjessica.
Mike and Chrissy Cook
teamed up to win the Trivia
Night, June 17 at the Beach
Church. Proceeds from the event
supported the Youth Group and
Church Building programs. The
contest, in conjunction with a
prize drawing, netted $700. Start
gathering tidbits of information
now, a similar event will be held
ON THE DECK
Sabine Sandbar's new man-
ager Jeff Walton says Dale's Big
Deck which overlooks Sabine
Bay has been a hot spot already
this summer. The second story
open air deck was host to the
Bananimals' Luau, local bands
and a special birthday party for
bartender Lori Dell. Owner Julia
Andersen hosted the shindig
complete with food, live music
and a big birthday cake. Lori's
sister, Dottie Ford, SRIA Director
of Finance, celebrated right along
BEACH VOLS NEEDED
Would you like to share your
love of Pensacola Beach and help
visitors at the same time? Mau
reen LaMar, Executive Director
of the Beach Visitors Center, is
accepting applications for new
volunteer greeters at the Center.
Available shifts are Monday af
ternoon, Wednesday morning and
Thursday morning. Give LaMar
at call at 850-932-1500.
BEST OF THE BEST
In the 2011 Readers' Choice
Awards released by Gulfscapes
magazine, Pensacola is named
the Best Coast Town. Gulfscapes
is a Gulf Coast lifestyle magazine,
covering communities from Texas
to South Florida. As the winner,
Pensacola will be featured in the
10th anniversary issue of Gulfs-
capes, due on the shelves the first
week of August.
TWO PAWS UP
A big thank you to the Beach
Chamber comes from the Pen-
sacola Humane Society. The
Chamber served as a collection
point for a recent supply drive
for pet food. They collected 71
pounds of dog food, 40 pounds of
cat chow and 30 pounds of litter.
There were lots of canned food
and cleaning supplies. The Krewe
of Bananimals donated $200 to
the furry friends.
SRIA Board Member Dave
Pavlock announced that the
trolleys are serving 600 to 900
passengers daily. That number
will increase as the summer
continues. Congrats to the SRIA
and their subcommittee for the
successes. Residents and tourists
should refer to the map on pages
12-13 of this edition and take a
worry free ride to enjoy dinner
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HAVING A BLAST ON THE BEACH - Students enrolled in the Independence for
the Blind Summer Transition Program spenttwoweeks on Pensacola Beach learning
aboutthe Island. On June 16, Pensacola Beach resident Gayle Crume, hosted a swim
party after students had toured the Pensacola Beach Public Safety Building. Ready
to get to the party are (front row, L to R): Fredisha, Alicia, and Cassie. Standing (L to
R) are: Gayle Crume, Alex, Micki, Jackie, Heather, Parker, Jarquez, Elizabeth,Tyler,
Justice, Katie, Olivia, Leigh and her Guide Dog Gem. Also included on their agenda
was the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front to learn aboutjobs in hospitality, along with
swimming and fishing. The counselors mix fun with lessons about adaptive technology,
employment skills, and college prep skills. At the end of the two week camp each
student is placed in a two-week internship in their local community to learn job skills
and prepare for entering the workforce.
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PAGE 16 Island Times June 28, 2011
- ' y Frank Cooper
Flamingos in Louisiana
After that long boat ride down
the Tennessee and Mississippi
Rivers from Chattanooga, we real-
ized what a great place this was to
live. There was water everywhere
and the residents seemed to have
a "live and let live" attitude. The
question that remained was "could
I cover my sales territory out of
Pensacola as easily as I had cov-
ered it out of Chattanooga? I really
didn't have an "assigned" territory.
I just went where I wanted to go
and that usually included Georgia
and Alabama and those areas in
Oklahoma, Arizona and California
where I had some personal con-
tacts. Surprisingly enough, I found
I could handle this coverage just
as well out of Pensacola. Maybe
it was because I really wanted to
live on Pensacola Beach.
We were just like the but-
terflies who had found a home in
We first rented a town house
at Bahia Paz on the Beach and
joined the Beach Church where
that great friend, Jack Forest, was
pastor. At the Beach Church we
also met Chet and Nona Christie
and Bobby and Patti Barrington.
Without knowing it at the time
we hadjust spawned the Flamingo
Later there were to be more
Flamingos. Les and Joy Anderson,
Lou and Joy Perry, Eric and Claire
Marcy, Rolf and Dottie Kreitz, and
Kay and Joe Ralph Turner. The
Flamingo Social Club didn't really
have a purpose other than to be a
thorn in the side of any pompous
governmental organizations. We
didn't have regular meetings. We
just hooked up on occasion, usu-
ally at Bobby D's Beach Bar and
we usually had those tacky, pink
flamingos with us which I was
making at home.
It was then that we became
involved with Jane Waters and the
Krewe of Wrecks. Lots of good
people. Look up Jane's description
of the Flamingo Social Club in her
book, "To The Beat of an Island
Drum." We had fun.
At one of our Flamingo par-
ties I mentioned to Nona that I
used to take road maps and mark
every road I knew I had been on
but I didn't have any marked up
maps of south Louisiana. So she
and Dixie got a road map of Loui-
siana and planned a Blue Road
trip. Bobby and Patti liked the
idea and it wasn't long before the
Flamingos were off. Here are some
things we did in Cajun country.
We went to a small town
festival in Dulac, Lousiana. You
know those Catholics really know
how to make you feel at home.
Nona was carried away with a
"pitch the ring" contest where
the grand prize was a little white
bunny rabbit. Then Nona noticed
a precious little girl about four-
years-old gazing longingly at
the little rabbit. I bet Nona spent
fifty dollars on that game but she
eventually won the rabbit. The
little girl may have been a plant
by the church but that didn't mat-
ter. Nona gave the rabbit to the
little girl. Both Nona and the little
girl, as well as the rest of us who
were watching, were very happy.
So what. The money went to the
I did hear one old, bearded
man watching all this say, "that
young thing better enjoy that
bunny tonight 'cause he may be
supper tomorrow night."
I sure hope Nona didn't hear
I remember walking over
to the beer counter but I forgot
my money. The volunteer beer
puller said, "Don't worry about
it, mister. Just pay me the next
time you come by." Now those
are good people.
We went to Avery Island
where the local salt mines were
the source of the tons and tons and
tons of rock salt which we used in
the dyeing of cotton scatter rugs
when I worked in Calhoun, Ga.
By the way, did you know
this country now uses many of
these salt caverns to store mil-
lions of gallons of its strategic
oil reserve. Frightening, isn't it.
We also toured the "old" To-
basco plant in Avery Island long
before the owners got fancy and
modernized the show room and
ruined all its character. Actually,
Don Richards loves Mardi
Gras, so much he belongs to
multiple krewes. He appeared at
the Fiesta of Five Flags All Krewe
Ball, June 9 at the Hadji Shrine
Temple, in his Krewe of LaFitte
costume. Don is an active member
of the Krewe of Wrecks on Pen
sacola Beach and a former King
of the Krewe of Coma. He and his
wife Darlene live in Gulf Breeze.
the making of Tobasco sauce is a
real simple process requiring only
red peppers, salt and water, and
lots and lots of time.
We went on an alligator
swamp tour. Actually the swamp
was where the oil companies had
dredged pathways for pipe from
the oil wells and the alligators
The tour boat was just a
pontoon boat, but the skipper
was a real piece of work. He
was a great big, guitar playing
Cajun named Black Guidry. That
man kept us entertained for two
hours singing and playing his
guitar and feeding the gators old
chicken parts he pulled out of a
cooler on the deck.
Nona tried her best to get
him to agree to come to Pensacola
Beach. He would have found a
home at Bobby D's. Black Guidry
and Tim Spencer could have been
Dylan Comes To Town
For one night only, the
Pensacola Civic Center wel-
comes Bob Dylan with special
guest Leon Russell on July 27
at 8 p.m.
Dylan, who turned 70 this
year, still thrills multigenera-
Tickets, $48 and $68, are
available at The Pensacola Civic
Center Box Office, Ticketmaster
outlets, Charge By Phone at
800-745-3000, or www.ticket-
Thurs 6/30: Karaoke with Becky, 7:30-11:30
Fri 7/1 :The Blenders, 7:30-11:30
Sat 7/2: EZ Money, 7:30-11:30
Sun 7/3: Sun Dogs, 4 -8
Thurs 7/7: Karaoke with Becky,7:30-11:30
Fri 7/8: Tomato & Dennis Gossman, 7:30-11:30
Sat 7/9: Southern Breeze 7:30-11:30
Sun 7/10: Ground Under Repair, 4-8
a team and Nona could have been
the booking agent and they would
all have gotten rich like. Oh, well.
As we drove along these
back roads, which were the "blue
colored roads", on the road maps,
we would pull into just about
every small roadside beer joint
we found and not say a thing. We
would order and then sit back and
listen. We just wanted to hear the
locals talk. It was great.
And I wonder if the little girl
in Dulac was able to see her rabbit
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Wild Beach Krewe Supports Kids, Community E : BA B O
Krewe of Bananimals took
care of the kids and kritters
before they headed into
hibernation for the sum-
mer. Krewe President An-
gela Moore and her rowdy
krewe voted to approve
a recommendation from
Karen Cook Cowen during
their June 12 meeting at the
Sabine Sandbar. Decked
out in their best tropical at-
tire, the Bananimals voted
to sponsor the tuition for
three children to attend
summer camp and to donate
$200 to the Pensacola Hu-
mane Society for supplies.
They also will sell ice cold
bottled water at the Blue
Angels Air Show, July 8-9,
to raise money for the Santa
Rosa Kids House.
"The Chamber allows
us to set up at no charge un-
der their vendor's tent at the
Air Show," said Karen Cook
Cowen. "Krewe members
donate the water and vol-
unteer to sell it. We love the
kids and this is a great way
to help raise funds."
man Darlene Larkin an-
nounced that the krewe
has 86 paid members. She
welcomed new Bananimal
George Scribner and set
a goal to have over 100
members next year. A mem-
bership drive will kick off
on Sunday, September 11
with their annual Shrimp
Boil, hosted at the Sabine
Sandbar beginning at 3
p.m. Membership rolls will
open for new and renewing
members at that time.
After thanking krewe
member Brenda Roberts
and her decorating commit-
tee for turning the Sabine
Sandbar deck into a tropical
paradise, Moore adjourned
the meeting and directed
members to get the party
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vilion. Modern Eldorados. 7-9. Free.
Emanuel Point Shipwrecks. 6 pm. Ft
Pickens. $8 per carload to enter. By
9 am - Barrier Island Experience,
Battery Worth Picnic Area, Fort Pick-
ens. Free, entrance to Ft. Pickens
$8 per carload
1 pm - Florida Lottery sales kiosks
opens at the Gulfside Pavilion
6:57 pm - Live Florida Lottery Cash
3 and Play 4 Drawing
7 pm - Free Gulfside Concert spon-
sored by the SRIA. Petty Cash plays
at Casino Beach
10:15 pm- Live Florida Lottery Mega
Money and Fantasy 5 Drawing
9 am - Florida Lottery sales kiosks
opens at the Gulfside Pavilion Ca-
10 am - Snorkeling at Ft Pickens.
Battery Worth Picnic Area. Free.
Equipment supplied. $8 entrance
fee per car
Noon - Patriots Day Sailing Regatta,
hosted by Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club. Pensacola Bay, Santa Rosa
Sound. Spinnaker and non spinna-
12:30 - Live Florida Lottery Cash 3
and Play 4 Midday Drawing
6:56 pm - Live Florida Lottery Cash
3 and Play 4 Drawing
7 pm - Free Gulfside Concert spon-
sored by the SRIA. Lektric Mullet
7:55 pm - Crab Racing at Crab's.
9:59 pm - Live Florida Lottery Pow-
10:15 pm - Live Florida Lottery Lotto
and Fantasy 5 Drawing
6 pm - Sounds of Summer Free
Concert. Quietwater Amphitheatre
on Portofino Boardwalk. Sounding
Fireworks. Soundside. 9 p.m.
Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavil-
ion. The Song Byrds. 7-9. Free.
July 6- Blues Angels Arrival 8 a.m.
Blue Angels rehearsal. 2 p.m.
Blue Angels Dress Rehearsal with
civilians acts. Noon.
Blue Angels Air Show. Noon.
Star Gaze Casino Beach. Sunset. No
Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavil-
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a Mostly Nuts& BoltsCandaBe Segar
The other day I was watch-
ing the History Channel which
featured a documentary entitled,
After Armageddon. It was a well
done piece on the effects of a
worldwide pandemic and fol-
lowed the lives of an American
family - a husband, wife and son
from week one and onward. One
of the most interesting aspects of
this docu-drama was the expert
commentators interspersed as
the story developed. I found out
that there are only 5,000 people
in the United States who can
operate a nuclear power plant.
There are an impressive number
of combined cycle plants (natural
gas and steam) which would shut
down as well. Without electricity,
life as we know it would change
significantly. But this story is not
about this docu-drama.
What this article is about is
creating much neededjobs with
an infrastructure addition that
should have been added decades
ago. There exists in this country
a continuous, underground pip-
ing system from state to state for
natural gas. This gas is piped in
from several US states supple-
mented by natural gas from both
Canada and Mexico. Imagine
the concerted and coordinated
effort required to accomplish
this piping system.
Now why don't we do the
same thing for water? The Mis-
sissippi River has flooded land,
destroyed homes, destroyed
livelihoods, all because of the
massive snow falls and conse-
quent melting. The Missouri
River has the potential to fol-
Arizona could use my pro-
posed underground water piping
system right now to open up water
lines to douse the raging fires that
threaten lives and property. Any-
time a state is threatened with a
hurricane, the pumps could start
pumping water from the area
prior to the storm's landfall. Ad-
ditional pumps located further
inland, could continue the job if
power is lost during the storm.
Instead of bailing out Wall
Street firms, maybe We the People
should bail ourselves out with our
tax money. Imagine the number
of people employed for years
building this massive plumbing
system. Imagine the protection
provided to the American people
and our land mass by this massive
plumbing system. I can ! I wish
Congress could, too!
Master Plan Still Under Engineering Review
No dates have been set for
the public meetings on the Pen-
sacola Beach Master Plan, ac-
cording to Engineer Mike Langs-
ton of Baskerville Donovan, Inc.
Speaking at the June 8 meeting of
the Santa Rosa Island Authority
Full Board, Langston announced
that the engineers are working on
the feasibility of projects in the
Master Plan submitted by ED SA.
"The project of the Master
Plan review is funded and ad-
ministered by Escambia County,"
Langston said. "The Toll Plaza is
an area of immediate concern. We
have recommended short term re-
pairs to solve problems and long
term suggestions on replacement
and upgrades to the facility and
He added that (1) transporta-
tion elements are going through
the warrant process, (2) the trans-
portation consultant is working
on traffic modeling and reviewing
areas of road locations, walkabil-
ity, roundabouts, and overwalks.
Baskerville Donovan has
prepared a limited survey of the
Core Area roadways and adjacent
areas for evaluation of the road-
In other areas, Langston's
report said Baskerville Donovan
was to prepare documents and
design for the landscaping on Via
de Luna and Ft. Pickens Road so
qualified companies can bid on
the project. The bidding process
could begin in July.
The engineer's report gave
updates on the following:
* Pensacola Beach Drain-
age and Resurfacing - Escambia ing- Pac
County initiated some of these put out f
projects which include a traffic of arour
stacking lane on Pensacola Beach struction
Blvd. just south of the toll plaza. and addi
(After the Grand Marlin opened Amphith
the traffic increased, those cars lighting.
trying to come from the Service The
Road to Pensacola Beach Blvd. of the Sa
created a real traffic safety prob- ity is W
lem, so the additional area was p.m. All
carved out of the median.) public.
* Ribbon curbing and re-
surfacing at the east end of Via Kem
de Luna Ko
* Corto and Largo drainage read
assessment - The next step is
to set a meeting with the SRIA h
board and then a public meeting deliver
to obtain input on the alternatives ev
that are offered as solutions to the
drainage problems. Send
* Dune Walkover - the sur- made I
vey is complete, SRIA is permit- Shelley
ting the walkover, bids have been Gulf B
received for the construction of
the walkover. The walkover is to
be located between the Hilton and
the Holiday Inn Resort.
* Portofino Boardwalk Light-
Go Native Daily
7:30 AM to 3 PM
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or bid. A broad estima
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Florida Lottery Drawings Fireworks Every Tuesday - Free Concert Every Weekend - Free Music Free Trolleys
July 1 and 2 July 2 Gulfside 10:30 pm Bands on the Beach Sounds of Summer Everyday -Islandwide
Casino Beach July 4 Soundside 9 pm Gulfside Pavilion 7-9 pm Quietwater Amphitheatre 6 pm 11 to 11
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lust Like Cats & DogS by Dave T.Phpp
AHH, OUR OLD PHOTO ALBUM. DON'T YOU EVER
WISH YOU COULD 60 BACK IN TIME TO THAT DAY?
SOMETIMES MORE /
THAN OTHERS. 7
June 28, 2011 Island Times PAGE 21
Audrey Preston, the
daughter of Bill and Terry
Preston, Pensacola Beach,
married Rob Tjossem of Pen-
sacola, in a romantic cere-
mony held at Fort Pickens on
Sunday, June 12, followed by
a reception at Our Lady of the
Assumption Catholic Church.
A honeymoon to the
Galapagos is planned for
later this year.
Photo: Captain Bill Pres-
ton, Rob Tjossem, Audrey
Preston and Terry Preston
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Chris Kattner and Deanna
Show were married at Red Top
Mountain State Park, on the
shores of Lake Allatoona, June
10. Chris, a Technical Secure
Computer Specialist in the US
Air Force, is the son of Dr. Max
and Patty Lou Kattner of Gulf
The bride's parents are
Eileen McGee, Tallahassee and
Thomas Show of Texas.
The couple honeymooned
in Atlanta before returning
home to Warner Robbins, Geor-
gia where Chris is stationed.
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CRABS - WE GOT 'EM
Only restaurant on Pensacola Beach offering breath
taking views of the Gulf while dining directly on the beach.
Come as you are straight off the sandy beach and enjoy our
indoor/outdoor bar and gulf side deck. Crabs has the larg-
est 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-
PARADISE BAR AND GRILL
A little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar
with its own private white sand beach. Pull up a rattan stool.
Cold beer. Live Music. Exotic Libations. Friendly locals.
Lunch and Dinner everyday. Sandwiches. Salads. Fresh
Catch of the Day. Renee's Famous Shrimp Salad. Happy
Hour 11-7. Live Bands. Poker on Monday and Wednesday.
Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, it's
directly on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking.
Open 7 days. 850-916-5087.
SIDELINE'S SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT
Score! Don't miss a point. See it all in high definition
-11 big screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, it's
here. Famous for Thursday Wing Night. Burgers. Seafood
and Ribs. Kids menu for the JV players. Full bar. Indoor
or outdoor seating. 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, burg-
ers 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 lo-
cated 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 trea-
sure. 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 Landlubbers. 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
McGUIRE'S IRISH PUB
One of America's great steakhouses; proudly serving
USDA Prime Steaks, seafood and Irish specialties including
Irish fisherman'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'Tolf Wine Cellar featuring the complete vertical
collection of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild Artist 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
The " World Famous Sandshaker"- a Pensacola Beach
Tradition since 1973. It's the Home of the Original Bush-
wacker and has been selling this signature drink for over 30
years. The Shaker was the 1st bar on the Beach to offer this
tasty frozen concoction. Live Music 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.
Open at 7:30 a.m. seven days a week. Owned and
operated by friendly natives serving locally produced sea-
food 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; 45 Via de
Luna. Downtown Pensacola Beach. 934-4848.
June 28, 2011
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Texas Hold 'Em Players
Keep Beach Action Hot
Mike Wood finds his way
to the felt as often as his work
schedule will allow. His ex-
perience and continuous play
boosted him into the top spots
of the Texas Hold 'Em 4444
Fun weekly tourneys during
June. Wood, along with Brandon
Delles, claimed first place titles
at Paddy O'Leary's Irish Pub in
the Beach's historic district on
June 9 and 19 respectively. The
poker playing diva Sara Mandel
bet and bluffed her way to the
runner's up position in both of
Wood slid into the second
spot at the Sandshaker Lounge's
Monday night action on June
13 behind the Beach's Tommy
Grice. Ted Gorder bumped
Tommy out of the winner's circle
on June 20 at the Shaker with a
win over a group of poker play-
ing experts. John Woodham was
Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
games are open to anyone 21 or
older who has a basic knowledge
of the game.
"We welcome tourists, resi-
dents and those who are from
across the water," said Poker
Promoter Rick Uzdevenes. "It
is a fun game, no pressure and
we love to have a big crowd of
players and spectators."
Games are held on Thurs-
day, 7 p.m., and Sunday at 5
p.m. at Paddy O'Leary's. The
Sandshaker is host to poker on
Monday nights at 7 p.m.
For more information, call
Uzdevenes at 850-324-2667.
RED HOT RED SNAPPER- Celebrating the Snapper Season, Beach
Realtor Jeremy Johnson has two beauties that he caught in the
Gulf, June 18. The group of anglers which included Bryan Hodges
and Gary Schnurer where aboard Craig Wood's vessel.
If you are ready to try a Tri,
the Portofino Sunset Tri Series
is being hosted on the island by
the coaches at Multisport Perfor-
mance Institute. The super sprint
races, which are held at Portofino
Island Resort, begin at 6:30 p.m.
on Thursday; July 21, August 4,
and August 18.
Athletes swim 300 yards,
bike 7.5 miles and run 1.5 miles
in this sanctioned event. The entry
fee is $30 for the general entry,
but Tri Gulf Coast and Portofino
owners receive a discounted rate.
There are no awards nor age
groups. Only 4' c i:uic'.s per event.
To register, log onto www.
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by Saltwater Rid
Island Times columnist
Saltwater Rick appointed lady
angler Terri McKamey to write
Readin the Water while he recov-
ers from surgery. If you want to
talk fishing, stop by The Dock
and say hi to Terri.
Spring is definitively over
and summer has begun!
It's been a hot start to June
with temps in the 100s for a few
days, but it hasn't slowed the fish-
ing one bit. We have had some
fantastic fishing both offshore and
Early morning off the flats
has been really hot with both
Trout and Reds. The Trout have
been plentiful although somewhat
smaller in size than expected but
still quite a few in the slot. They
have really been hitting live Pin-
fish rather than artificial lures.
Remember the fun of taking
the kids fishing and letting them
pull several in? Kids don't care
about the size of the fish, they just
need to keep busy catching fish.
The looks on their faces are worth
Red fish are just plain every-
where and have been hitting on
just about anything.
If you're out there using ar-
tificial lures, you will have much
better luck with a slower presen-
tation. This usually works best as
the colder weather starts to move
in, but with this heat, the fish are
acclimating and are responding
well to that slower presentation
Snapper are abundant and
there were reports of Black Snap-
per showing up at the pier a few
nights ago. Don't miss out on a
chance to hook one this season.
It's one of the best tasting fish. I've
certainly been enjoying my share.
The pier has just been lit up
with Kings, so add that to spots
where the action has been hot.
Since it is hot, really hot...
don't forget to drink plenty of
water and use sunscreen.
Upcoming is the Fishing Chix
Tourney at Flounder's. Captains
Meeting is on July 21; Fashion
Show on July 22. Fishing on July
23, scales open at noon. Family
Fun Day with a waterslide and
paddle boards is on Sunday, July
24 from 10-4. Good family fun.
Great weather, kids out of
school, long days and beautiful
sunsets, so what are you waiting
for, get fishing!
Who Dat Ate My Snapper Fish? Tommy Grice was on his
way to reeling in a championship-sized Snapper, June 16,
when a hungry shark helped himself to the tasty snack. The
New Orleans Saints fan and mighty angler was left with just
the head. Too bad, Tommy.
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FLATFISH - Trace Lewis
shows off his Flounder
catch from a day of fish-
ing in the Sound. He knew
what would be served for
dinner on Father's Day. His
little girl, Coralyne, is not
quite old enough to fish,
but she should be ready by
next summer. Trace is the
maintenance supervisor at
Emerald Isle condos.
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