Island Times Volume VII, Number 7 Pensacola Beach, Florida July 26, 2011 Seeing StarsThe stage is set. The performance is stellar. You will be dazzled by the stars. As if on cue, the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association members arrive and set up their high powered telescopes on Pensacola Beach just as they have done for the past 35 years. The summer star gazes take place at Battery Worth in Ft. Pickens, and at the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach. The group shares their skills, knowledge and the awesome sights of the celebrities of the dark beach skies at no charge, simply because they love what they do. In addition to hosting the star gazes, the Amateur Astronomers club members attend monthly meetings at Pensacola State College. At the July 8 meeting are Front row, (L to R): Ursula Pinho, Marjorie Graham, Frank Graham, Carol Sigler, Sharon Bogart and Rich Sigler (kneeling). Middle row (L to R): Ray Hayes, Rick Johnston, Dewey Barker, Dave Halupowski, Dr. Wayne Wooten, Club Sponsor; and Perry Vath. Back row, (L to R): Dennis Hausch, Tim Fanning, George Oedsma, Wayne Travis, Manny Galindo and Gary Wiseman. Read more about the Amateur Astronomers and their events on Page 2.
PAGE 2 Island Times July 26, 2011 Published every other Tuesday SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, PUBLISHER firstname.lastname@example.org www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times to the sidewalks at the Nature Stages Exciting Drama In Deep Night Skies This area Oaks Park These shows are by Mother Saturnphoto by Rick JohnstonMoon, First Quarter photo by Rick Johnston Island Times August Sizzles As Leaseholders Receive Tax Bills Engineers Bring Beach Master Plan Update To Board, Steering Committee [See Letters To The Editor Page 7, for comments from Steering Committee Member Jim Cox.]
Island Times PAGE 3Barefoot on the BeachBy Jane Waters Cooper July 26, 2011 Our latitude will change your attitude Lunch Specials MonFri 11-2 Dinner Specials NightlyCATCH IT ALL! Oysters Fresh Gulf SeafoodOPEN EVERYDAY Waterfront Dining Live Music Gift Shop Kids Playground#2 Via de Luna 934-3660Sports in Hi Def40 TVs 8 Big Screens 934-3660 WINGS45Every Thursdayc Monday Cajun Nite Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Specials Tues: of Wine Wed: Specials Thurs: Specials Tuesday Surf and Turf Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Wed Mexican Madness All Sports Always On Through My WindshieldBy Dr. Emily Baird The story of Daren Blackwood Baird includes 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 I have known Emily Baird lived a few blocks from me on circular dining room and looked lights. Nothing wrong with that was brown not green. That was nor did she want to belong to the circumnavigate the cobwebs helped countless people who have problems. I remember her dogged determination to create a shelter for abused women and House. conversation revolved around youngest children. begun to achieve a celebrity status and was to appear on Viera; and Emily wanted to know if we could put a story in Island Times we could. Emily made it clear plishments. ed from time to time over the years she even wrote an advice The Islander ously talked about Daren. was startled to learn of Emily sarial relationship. by the unbreakable maternal very much alike. If Emily marched to her the first female truck drivers taught males how to drive them. How she managed this is told book opens with a poem by It describes their differences probably the mother she needed. are open revelations of her life tions of achieving the trucking goal she had set for herself. and nurtured them with loving and cats either. Any unloved member of the animal kingdom her house. denly she was locked into a fatal occurrence by an automobile driver. but on a dangerous rain slicked scene. When her life was snuffed career. What was Emily to do? In could reach other young women who were trying to achieve their almost impossible dreams. script which Daren had sent her from her friends and family scattered around the country. ments of her own concerning the daughter. than life and has gone to another dimension. Perhaps she will have a broader vision of the beauties of nature that she loved and all animals will be loved and you feel better. You will review your own relationships. You will knew you had. It is a touching tribute from mother to daughter. I never did meet Daren. I only wish I had. The trolley rider who won lin Perrio of Baton Rouge. The Beach employee who referred the most names for entries was assistant at the Pensacola Beach The promotion which placing it in the container on any one of the trolleys. The winner is selected in a public drawing. Perrios name was drawn by Ed ees category is the one who has given out the most cards for persons to enter. Trolley rider referral cards are available at the Visitors es. No purchase is necessary. Baton Rouge Visitor Gets Free Ride And A Fifty Dollar Gift Card Celebration of Life on the Republic of Sandspurs COLORS The Wine Bar on the Boardwalk Dutch Treat
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Call 850932-2319 for reservations.30 x 90 New Orleans All Female Band July 26-27PARADISE! Voted one of the Top Ten Florida Beach BarsCome AboardThe Pensacola Beach Yacht Club continues to grow as it parties and sails at its Beach base. Welcomed aboard this month were: Captain Ken Peters and Bert Rice of Gulf Breeze. New members from Ft. Walton Beach are Jennifer Wray and Martin Roland. Bill and Susan Robertson of Covington, Louisiana have also been welcomed into membership.Bettie Lees BeautiesWith a stroke of a brush Bettie Lee Sundstrom has painted herself into a top notch art exhibition. Look for her watercolors, Flowers of Spring and Beauty of the Sea at the Pensacola Museum of Arts Annual Members Juried Show through August 14. Bettie Lee says the competition was stiff and she is thrilled to be chosen. Amy and AlbertFlying sky high is nothing new for the former stew. Amy Martin, who was a stewardess before joining her family business at McGuires, Crabs and Flounders, was one of the lucky passengers aboard Fat Albert, the Blue Angels C-130. The skies cleared just in time for takeoff July 8. Lottery LuckstersThe Florida Lottery stormed the Beach to launch their new Monopoly scratch off game on July 1-2. They energized the Gulfside Pavilion with live television drawings, crazy games and endless prizes including two chances to win a paddle board and a Hilton vacation. Friday nights winners included Pensacola Beachs Sammi Rodgers and William Johnson of Gulf Breeze. Both were on hand to accept their prizes. Saturday night winners were Wendy Avalone of Belle Chase, Louisiana and Tabatha end to the event was a dazzling Hot Dog MamaMartha Odom of Gulf Breeze laughed at her son Juds latest accomplishment a winners crown for the second year in a row at the Dog House Delis Hot Dog eating contest in Pensacola. The Gulf Breeze grad who owns J.O. Media Services and Island Fights will have to add Hottest Dog Eater to his resume. Back for the BluesThe holiday weekend drew lots of former residents back to the Beach. Among them was Ginna Stanley from California. Also traveling to the beach was her son Jeff Stanley and his family. Ginnas grandchildren Lindsey, and Cullen, who are Pensacola Beach natives, and great grandson Easton Stanley rounded out the reunion. Tibetan TerrorRie Steele looked a bit battle worn last week. She has a new puppy name Spooks. The Tibetan terrierpoodle mix is a pocketful of playful energy, and wearing out her owner. All that from a pup no bigger than a sub sandwich. Its All For MeDawn Drees claims the endute to her July 3 birthday. Unimpressed by the spoof, her daughter Macy wants to know why adults dont just have birthday parties with friends, games, cake and ice cream. Good question. Summer Sitter ping all over the place this summer. She is assisting with the summer camp programs at the Gulf Breeze FunPlex and at the Pensacola Beach Yacht Clubs Junior Sailing Camp. Kylie learned to sail at the Yacht Clubs week long camp years ago and now returns as a junior counselor, August 1-5. SympathiesCondolences to Rod Windley, his wife Linda, and family for the loss of his mother Julia Windley, 90, of Gulf Breeze. She passed away July 5, and services were held at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Church. Batter Up Beach KidBeach resident Toler Keigley is rounding the bases at the Dizzy Dean World Series in Southaven, Mississippi this week. He is part of the Gulf Breeze 8 and under All-Star team. Don Your CapeSpending every day during the school year with a room full of bright, energetic third graders well prepared Joy McLaurine for her summer adventure to Cape San Blas. The vacationing group included six people, four dogs, two kayaks, and enough gear and food for many days worth of fun in the Gulfside community near Port St. Joe. Star PowerSix-year-old Beach resident Lauren Pinkston is our youngest addition to the Beachs cast of talented kids. She delivered a beautiful solo in the pre-show performance of Rogers and Hammerstein, and also portrayed Gretel in the B.E.T.A. production of the classic Sound of Music staged in Pensacola. Too CoolFormer Beach Church pastor Chuck Randle and wife Helen were cool cruisers last week. As a retirement gift, a number of Beach Church members gifted the popular couple an Alaskan cruise. Chuck and Helen scheduled the cruise at the perfect time; the Alaskan summer is beautiful and they reported the food aboard is wonderful. Cake and CandlesThe water loving Crabs in the zodiac are lining up the birthday cakes on the beach. Carl Zemenick and Mike Cook share July 9 as their birthday. Steve Picker and Sandi Johnson are both July 10 babies. Coincidentally, both are displaced Beach leaseholders. They return to the Beach every chance they get. Beach bartender Julie Scarberry celebrated on July 16 with a day on the Beach and a Gulf front brunch spot. Did you ever hear of Satans Kittens? The Blue Angels flew in combat in the Korean War as members of this squadron. The Trivia Champion who tion correctly was Beverly McCay, GM of the Holiday Inn Express. Let her tell her tale. I won? I won! she wrote. What a great question to win on. They were amazing men. At the start of the Korean War, there were not enough planes for battle so the disbanded and sent into combat. They were part of the Satans Kittens. They were returned to the Blue Angels in 1951. I had the pleasure of meeting three of Satans Kittens, one of which was a Blue Angels pilot, and hearing some of their tales a number of years ago at The Dunes Hotel. Bev gets the shirt. Michael Cook, Jr. who was visiting his parents, Mike and Chrissy Cook, joined the Trivia players with the following answer, missions over the Korean Peninsula in the early 1950s off the aircraft carrier USS Princeton. (Correct Mike. You can continue to play Trivia where ever you are Island Times online.) Sorry you were a bit late. Here is what Captain Neal J. Schneider had to say, The Blue Angels flew in 1950 from the carrier USS Princeton. They were the nucleus of Fighter Squadron 191 Satans Kittens. The skipper of 191 was Blue Angels leader, Lt. Cmdr. Johnny Magda who was killed while on a mission. Thanks Captain for the info. The Knights of the Roundtable were not to be outdone by the members of the Trivia Squadron. Lady Kim Schmitz did not feel the Blues actually flew in combat since they were disbanded when the members were ordered recommissioned on October 25, 1951. Sir Morrie Drees said he guessed you could say the Blue Squadron 191, however, and the ship, the USS Princeton. Try this one which is closer to home. The same four numbers are always included in the Sandshakers annual t-shirt design. Do you know what they stand for? Be the will have a new designer Island Times t-shirt to wear. Send your answer, with trivia in the subject line to email@example.com. Be sure to include your name and phone number. Deadline is Aug. 2.
PAGE 5 Island Times July 26, 2011 The idea to make Pensacola Beach alcohol free crashed and burned before it ever got off the ground. Beach residents and businesses told the Santa Rosa Island Authority the concept was unbelievable and unacceptable. The Full Board of the Authority with their protests still drumming in their heads, wiped the item off their books at the July 13 meeting. The motion to chase the unpopular concept away was passed unanimously by the Full Board. Other issues which came to the Board didnt fare too well either. The proposed regulation to limit the number of cars in the street by requiring owners who intend to build large residences to provide parking places based on the number of bedrooms in the house was on the agenda. After a discussion, and failure of the motion to pass, the issue died. A plan for the SRIA to provide guidelines for the colors for homeowners and businesses to paint the exterior of their buildings still clung to life as it was referred back to committee. Architect John Tice had submitted his color plan to gradually enhance the beach over time. I directed my team to come up with a selection of color schemes that bring out naturally occurring colors of the Beach, he said. Board members Dr. Thomas Campanella, Vernon Prather and Tammy Bohannon all questioned some parts of the plan to ask beach residents and businesses to follow the color plan. I recommend that we consider staying out of the color scheme for residential and focus on multi-dwelling and commer cial, Prather said. Speaking against the color plan, Laurel Boyd of Villa Sabine said the Board surely had more important things to do than adopt a color scheme. Its a waste of the Boards time, he said. Other residents agreed with him, suggesting that they wouldnt be able to enforce the regulation. Steve Luppert, Pensacola Beach resident, said, I dont want the SRIA to tell people what to do. Staff will continue to work with Tice on this item. The services of the Trolley Committee which worked so diligently to fashion a plan to improve trolley ridership, will no longer be needed. The Committee was disbanded. However, a number of their recommendations remain incomplete. The four trolley transit stations to be constructed have not yet been approved by the County. Paolo Ghio, Director of Environmental and Developmental Services, asked the Board to consider a plan to shelter more stops than just having four elaborate shelters. He is looking into a thatched umbrella type of shelter which would allow 17 stops to be shaded. Under new business, the Board approved the support of the Florida Beach Erosion Control plan. Under this program, Pen sacola Beach, having a critically eroded shoreline, will be able to apply for funds from the state. The Board also discussed the possibility of increasing the num ber of deputies for Quietwater Bob West, Public Safety Director, recommended that they leave things the way they are. As it stands now, we schedule a base of deputies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to remedy the issues there he said. It is significantly improved, but may necessitate additional attention to ensure that the issues do not resurface. It is pos sible that the addi tional expense could be funded out of the existing contingency balance. The SRIAs to tal budget for depu ties is now $204,811. Providing two more deputies next year would add $35,600 and four deputies, $71,200. The Board con ducted a special cer emony to honor Paul Valentine, the recipient of the Lifeguard of the Month for both April and May of this year. He is the only guard to be recog nized two months in a row. The honor which comes as a result of votes from his peers and supervisors was noted in a proclamation, part of which read, whereas, the following has been nominated for providing outstanding service to the pub lic, and was recognized as best exemplifying a Pensacola Beach Lifeguard based upon a majority vote by his peers and supervisors, now, therefore be it proclaimed, that Paul Valentine is hereby recognized as the Pensacola Beach Lifeguard of the Month. Chamber Executive Direc tor Maureen LaMar brought her report from the Visitors Center June of 2010 to June 2011. We had 3426 visitors this year as compared to 2310 last year, she said. She noted that Texas, Georgia, Louisiana and Alabama sent the greatest number of visitors. Guests from Germany, Canada and England topped the number of international visitors. The SRIA Committees will meet next on July 27 at 5 p.m. at the SRIA Boardroom. All meet ings are open to the public.No Alcohol Beach Meets Sudden Death at The Hands of the SRIA Paul Valentine, honored as the Pen sacola Beach Lifeguard of the Month, twice, prepares to patrol the beach. The United States Coast Guard landed their easily recognizable helicop ter in the cordoned off area of the Casino Beach parking lot, during the Blue Angels Air Show, July 9. The crew is (L to R): LCDR Flip Capistrano, Rescue Swimmer Omar Alba, Flight Mechanic Kris Lane, and LCDR Rodney Rios. Their mission is to provide support to the Blue Angels Air Show, if needed. Lottery events on Pensacola Beach July 1 and 2. SRIA staffer Robbie Lofty, left, and Brittany Jackson, former University of Tennessee basketball luck lottery wear. Jackson returned to Cleveland, Tennessee with lots of Florida Lottery goodies and great stories about Pensacola Beach.
PAGE 6 Island Times July 26, 2011 by Kathi Lewis peas, porridge & a dry martini Marias Fresh Seafood MarketTake a little bit of the Gulf Coast home! Fresh from the boats daily We can cold pack for travel or ship anywhere.621 Cervantes Street Call for directions from the Beach 850-261-2462Owner Peggy Henshall is ready to keep you in stitches!www.CajunStitchery.com CajunStitchery@yahoo.comnames, logos, custom artsmall or large quantities 850-932-1550Casino Beach between Sidelines & Crabs ISLAND TIMESGift Voucher of $1 to use as you like at Tiki Island Golf & Games or the Tiki Slide (across from the Hilton) HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wallwww.weatherfords.net HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing We had a really fun COLORS this month! Even though it was a Friday night in the height of tourist season we bravely congregated at Lagunas. (I say bravely, but really the tourists are more afraid of us than we are of them.) All kidding aside, it is wonderful to see the beach so the Sandspur Republic was not as busy as we had expected and there was still plenty of parking. Of course we already had a back-up plan in place. There was Plan A where some of us met early at the Elks Lodge to have a pre-cocktail beverage. Plan B was taking the trolley which we really did intend to ride at some point. We started out with Plan A, then walked across the street to Lagunas by which time we were probably late. It was a beautiful evening to sit at the outside tables enjoying good company, cocktails and some excellent fried pickles. Well, except the part where it rained, but COLORS was already over anyway. Luckily Felicia Fisher had parked at the Boardwalk so a bunch of us piled into her car for the ride back across the street. Plan B had already been forgotten by this time and we decided to visit Sabine Sandbar for Friday night karaoke. There is rumor about Sam Magee, a microphone and me. Me, singing? No. Didnt do it. I have also come to realize just how small my world has really become. Because life on the Island stays so busy, I tend to forget that the actual number of miles that I travel is minimal. Its only when I have guests that Im reminded that for most people life extends beyond the dreaded bridge. I traveled frequently in my earlier years and I remember my youthful dreams of traveling the whole world. Yeah, well who knew wed have the world at our the Travel Channel right in your living room? Ive become very content to travel without leaving home (and no, I dont mean setting sail with Captain Morgan even though thats a fun trip). Its enough for me to plan a trip to the downtown Sandspur Republic on a Friday night in July. And because I do sometimes travel whether I want to or not, I appreciate coming home where almost everything I need is just right up, down or across the street. Bill and I have traveled the entire nation, into Canada and even to Mexico a few times. We have never found a beach that compares to ours, or any place that wed rather live. When you live in Paradise there is really no reason to leave. Well, except for the occasional short trips to visit Lynn Cieutat in Mexico Beach or over to Biloxi to escape the pressures of the unavoidable intrusions from the outside world. That includes the pressure of planning trips to downtown Pensacola Beach during summer. And, we are not going to talk about hurricane evacuations since Queen Shugah Deb Friedman has that under control! Really, I guess its not so much that my world is smaller, just the spaces, and places that I want to occupy in it are close by. In fact, with the addition of a few more necessities like a Krystals, I would never have to cross the bridge again. We already have Judy Lenderman at the Bank of the South. Imagine your local bank branch and they not only know your name, but also offer home baked bread, lollipops for the kids and even treats for your pet. In fact, we call it the Bankery. And if you want a taste of summer guaranteed to remind you of your happy and care-free childhood days, just make this weeks recipe, close your eyes and enjoy the trip. Its time to cook Orange Dreamsicle Pie 1 Ready-made graham cracker pie crust Cup heavy whipping cream 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut up 12 Oz. white chocolate, chopped 1 Tsp. vanilla extract (for vanilla flavoring, increase to 1 Tbsp.) 2 Tsp. grated orange peel Filling: 3 Pints orange sherbet, divided in half & softened in refrigerator 10-20 minutes 2 pints vanilla ice cream (I like the French vanilla best) softened in refrigerator 10-20 min.Place cream and 3 tablespoons butter in a heavy, medium saucepan; heat over medium heat until butter melts, tiny bubbles appear around the edges and mixture reaches about 160 degrees. Remove from heat; add white chocolate and let stand 1 minute. Stir and return to low heat if necessary to melt chocolate; stir constantly, remove and add vanilla and 2 teaspoons orange peel. Cool 30-60 minutes or until room temperature. This will make the sauce for the next steps. Spread 1 pints of the sherbet evenly over crust; then gently top with cup of the sauce, spreading evenly. Spread all the vanilla ice cream over this; then top again with cup of sauce. Spread the remaining orange hours or overnight). Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce. To serve, warm remaining sauce and top the pie. Freeze leftovers. Enjoy, share and enjoy your time in Paradise! See ya in the kitchen. Ron Miller of Navarre was selected from the audience at Casino Beach July 2 during the Florida Lotterys Live Drawing to play Blizzard Bucks. He entered the booth and had to grab as as possible in the allotted time. At the conclusion, he redeemed his bucks for scratch off lottery tickets. The Florida Lottery was on Pensacola Beach for a live televised drawing and to launch their new scratch off Monopoly game. Celebrate the Feast Day Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church Avenida 18 and Via De Luna www.stanngulfbreeze.org Everyone is invited! Picnic, GamesMARK YOUR CALENDAR
Island TimesPAGE 7 July 26, 2011 Jennifer Byrom, P.A. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Toll Free: 877-889-8822 5177 Elmira Street Milton Facing the Courthouse916-9000 Shipping & Packaging Services Printing & Document Finishing Services Notary Services Packaging & Moving Supplies 362 Gulf Breeze Parkway Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 A Glimpse of HeavenBy Father Paul Lambert St. Anns Catholic Parish, Sunday ServicesWorship by the Water, 9 AMFlounders Beach Gulf Breeze United www.gbumc.org 9:45 AM Avenida 18 /Via De Luna www.stanngulfbreeze.org 10 AMAvenida 18 /Via de Luna www.thebeachchurch.com"My Way," a classic sung by Frank Sinata, is what some like to call swan song of the Devil. At times we can get caught up in the awe of what human beings are capable of. We can glory in focus in life, for the most part revolves around success and accomplishment, the very reaching of our potential. This desire is real and must not be neglected, though we have must ask ourselves, "What does it mean to reach our fullest potential?" for our lives to have meaning, is that we draw from the source that gives us meaning. We must follow in the footsteps of Solomon who choose the gift of right judgment over the gifts of long life, riches, and military success, realizing that Wisdom of doing right comes from God. letter to the Romans, which we in that God has a plan for our lives We are called in that God calls us from our plans to follow in that by Christ's life, death, and resurrection has procured for us the grace needed to carry out God's will in our lives. We are gives glory to God for all that we have been given. Let us be encouraged by these words, "All things work for good for those who love God." the Assumption Catholic Church are welcoming Angela Fifield as the new Faith Formation Director. She is a life long resident of the area and graduated from the University of West Florida with a degree in Early Childhood/ Elementary Edubeen a preschool teacher at St. Anns Discovery School and has taught Sunday School for 15 years. She will be sharing her faith with children and adults alike in her new position, and will be in charge of the R.C.I.A. program, teaching adults about the Catholic faith on their six-month journey to become Catholics. In addition, she will be in charge of the childrens Sunday School Program and teaching children about their faith while they work toward receiving the Sacraments of First Holy Communion, Reconciliation and Concorner of Avenida 18 and Via de Luna. The State of Florida is offering shoppers a discount equal to the amount of sales tax on purchases made from August 12-14. In an effort to assist families preparing to send kids back to school, clothing, footwear, and certain accessories, priced at $75 or less; along with school supplies which cost $15 or less will enjoy a three-day exemption from sales tax. According to the Department of Revenues directive almost all clothing and shoes are tax free but dont try to sneak in any swim fins or roller blades, that wont work. You will have to pay sales tax on books, but general school supplies from binders to scissors will be tax free. Retailers have an exhaustive list of exemptions and the state maintains a website at www.myflorida.com/dor with the items posted online. Back To School Shoppers Load Baskerville Donovan (BDI) can effectively work on the engineering plans for six months before with the Steering Committee or the Santa Rosa Island Authority. It doesn't make sense to me. Neither BDI or the County Adprovide any real explanation other than they wanted to have all their ducks in a row before they meet with us. Now I am told that BDI will make a presentation to a special meeting of the SRIA on August 24. The public will be invited. Buck Lee said he envisions a 30 minute presentation by BDI, followed by 90 minutes of public questions and input. Since it is a special meeting of the SRIA, the SRIA can take actions and vote on the plan or aspects of the plan at the meeting. Please note that this will occur before any BDI meeting with the Steering Committee. Per SRIA Executive Director Buck Lee, the Steering Committee members will be invited to the meeting as we are "part of the public," but not to function as a Committee to review and provide input to the plans. We will be invited to provide input along with all the other members of the public who attend. This is certainly not the interactive role of the Steering Committee that we all envisioned. It once again opens up the question, "What is the role of the Steering Committee?" Why have a Steering Committee at all? In the meantime, due to the Sunshine Law, none of us can talk to each other about any aspects of the plan. I just don't understand this whole process. Jim Cox Steering Committee Member [A thirteen member Steering Committee was appointed by the SRIA to review and guide the development of a Master Plan for Pensacola Beach. After months of meetings, the Steering Committee voted on February 23, 2010 to send the Conceptual Master Plan, drafted by EDSA, to the SRIA Plan was approved by the SRIA Board, April 14, 2010.]Letters To The EditorThe historic voyage of Don Tristan de Luna and his discoveries in the Pensacola Bay area are studied by scholars and school kids, but the more recent history of Pensacola Beach is not located at any one source. It is fragmented and can be pieced together through news clippings, fading memories and government records, hopefully, according to Morrie Drees who intends to create the Pensacola Beach Heritage Foundation. I would like to see the history preserved, protected and promoted through this foundation, said Drees, who lived and worked on Pensacola Beach after retiring from the United States Navy. Drees said he was thrilled to see McGuire Martin dedicate a commemorative bench to the founders of the Krewe of Wrecks and Mardi Gras on the Island, and wants to see more of those kinds of monuments. We have so many people on the Island who have impacted our community, he said. They need to be remembered and recognized. For instance the founders of the elementary school, the two churches and even those who Drees has created a t-shirt to raise funds for the creation of the Foundation. Emblazoned on the front is his new motto Pensacola Beach Where The Fun Shines Everyday! T-shirts are for sale at $10 each. Contact Drees at com for ordering instructions. Drees Seeks To Preserve Pensacola Beachs History
PAGE 8 Island Times July 26, 2011 The Lizzards Tongueby elizabeth hewson LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner Steam Clean Free Pickup & Delivery Service www.x-clean.com CLEANERS15 % Off www.MyIslandTimes.com the beachs news available to the world Blue Sky Gift ShoppeBeach Home Decor Pensacola Beach Sale Items A little over 21 years ago, I nervously sat in the back of a conference room at NAS Whiting Field. Twirling my brand new engagement ring, I anxiously awaited for my then 2nd Lieutenant fiance to be designated a Naval Aviator. I was given the honor of pinning on his Wings of Gold and assigned the duty of being his designated driver post ceremony celebrations. I had no clue on that day what my eventual life would be like as the spouse of a United States Marine. I didnt know the difference between a light attack helicopter and a lite beer. I thought Pendleton was a type of plaid, as opposed to one of the largest military installations in the world. War was a band from the 1970s that sang Why Cant We Be Friends? on American Bandstand while I made my bed with his purple faux crushed velvet comforter, and certainly not something I thought I would ever have to worry about as an adult. My, how times have changed. As the Navy continues to celebrate its centennial of Naval Aviation, some of this nations receiving their Wings of Gold next Friday. Unlike two decades ago, these young men and women know what they are facing. There is no rumor of troops amassing on a foreign allys border like in the summer of 1990. Its cold hard fact that once these newly minted aviators arrive in their respective stan are known destinations. Their the most sophisticated systems in the world, will pale in comparison to the personal commitment each of these aviators has made to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. Once again, I will be in the audience as my husband, The Colonel, will be the guest speaker at this upcoming Winging Ceremony. And though the continued birthdays have made me older and the life of Marine Corps spouse time around I will anxiously twirl my wedding ring. Not because I dont know what to expect, but because I do. Until next time Corley Tickle, whose husband narrates the show, shared her gratitude and American pride. Blue Angels Wives who attended the Santa Rosa Island Authority Luncheon hosted July 7 at Crabs upstairs open WIN WIN WIN We have all kinds of things to look up to in this edition. Star gazers and Blue Angels, so we thought we would pull another Its the stuff that poets muse about, pilots crave and beachgoers love a blue sky. Why does the sky appear to be blue? You dont have to be a rocket scientist to know this one. So off you go the answer. Pensacola Beach souvenir license plate from Blue Sky Gift Shoppe. Send your answer, along with your name and phone number to islandtimes@bellsouth. net. Deadline August 2.
PAGE 9 Island Times July 26, 2011 Leaseholder Resident Business Interest(if different from above) www.pbadvocates.org Dues $30 per Beach household or business Make check payable to Pensacola Beach Advocates, Inc. Complete form, mail to: PBA, P.O. Box 1262, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562 Name:_____________________________________________________ Mailing Address:____________________________________________________ City:____________________________ State: ________Zip:_______ Beach Address:___________________________________________________ Phone:_____________________________________________________ Email:______________________________________________________ Please mark all that apply JOIN TODAY!PENSACOLA BEACHADVOCATESINFORMED CITIZENS GIVING A VOICE TO THE BEACH850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home www.ycpals.com firstname.lastname@example.org INC. Studio98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800Mon 9 to 5 Tu & Th 9 to 9 W & F 9 to 7 Sat 10 to 5Bring the whole family! FULL SERVICE HAIR SALON Arrrrrgh The Pirate Paddlers took Little Sabine Bay by storm July 13 and leveled an assault on litter left behind by the crowds who made the sensitive waterway their spot for watching fireworks and Blue Angels. The Pirates hosted Sabine Cleanup Day and twenty of the fun loving paddleboarders picked up all the unwanted loot that littered the eastern shore of Little Sabine. Some of the swarthy sailors will go unnamed in this photo, but according to Dog House Delis Nathan Holler, (front row, third from left), the pickers included Hilton Chef Dan Dunn, Sean Fell of Waterboyz, Coutney Fell of Fitness on Board, Mark Robertson of Pensacola Bay Brewery, Ashton Howard, Tabitha Brown, Daniel Krzan, Lindsay Nemanich, Ripa Veight, Island Realtys Dione Dunn, Paul Smith and the kiddos are Seth and Jackson Fell; and Simon and Kaya Dunn. The Pirates meet and paddleboard on Wednesday evenings in the Sound. The Bushwacker, is an im ported tropical drink that made its home on Pensacola Beach via Linda Taylor and the Sandshaker Lounge in 1977. Although the famous Bushwacker is served in almost every bar and restaurant on the Beach, the Sandshaker is the home of the original. The creamy concoction which tastes like an adult milkshake, even has its very own weekend. Bush wacker Beach Weekend, August 5-7, will toast the Beachs most famous frozen drink with live music, sizzling grills and grand prize give-aways. Its a three day salute. The stage will be rocking all week end at the Shaker. Friday night at the Kick Off Party, the al most famous Flow Tribe will entertain patrons. The big grill heats up for a little Chillin and Grillin at 3 p.m. on Saturday while Big D and The Nuts take the stage. Pace yourself on Sat urday. The Kahlua Party with the Kyle Parker Band begins at 9 p.m. and the Shaker will host a Jewelry Giveaway Drawing at midnight. We have a beautiful piece of Peridot jewelry to award to one lucky person, said Bev erly Campbell, co owner of the Sandshaker. The Bushwacker Beach Weekend continues through Sunday, August 7. Trunk Monkey will fire up the tunes and fill up the dance floor beginning at 4 p.m. Very little has changed over the 34 years of serving the Bush wacker, according to Campbell, and they like it that way. You no longer hear the blenders grinding out the Bush wackers like in the early years, said Campbell. The Shaker bartenders could not keep up with the demand, so a dispensing machine was brought in during 1980. Thats how popular the drink became, early on. And, it continues to be a favorite among locals and tourists. The bartenders each have their own touch they like to add to the basic drink, so ask one of the Sandshaker staff to tell you about their favorite. The drink, made with Kahlua, can be given an extra boost by adding rum or additional flavors. The history of the Bush wacker is recounted on the Sandshakers website at www. sandshaker.com. For more in formation go online or call the lounge at 850-932-2211. Beach Celebrates The BushwackerUnlimited Horizons will journey to areas of unknown proportions at their meeting Sunday, August 14, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Gulf Breeze Rec Center, 800 Shoreline Drive. Billie Faye Woodard, retired Colonel, who was stationed at Area 51 in Nevada for eleven years, will present Welcome to Middle Earth, a Journey into our Hollow Earth. Unlimited Horizons offers a forum for open-minded seekers of truth to share knowledge and promote further enlightenment in search of universal truths. Their monthly programs deal with metaphysical subjects, holistic matters, paranormal interests, cryptozoology and UFOs. The group currently has a webpage dedicated to healing from the recent oil spill. The presentations are open to the public. The charge is $7 and is payable at the door. For more information visit their website at www.Unlimit ed-Horizons.org. Journey To Middle Earth With Retired Colonel Get your pirate costume ready. Soundside, Pirate Paddling Demo and Costume Contest
PAGE 10 Island Times July 26, 2011 Commercial & Residential Appraisal, Consulting & Sales 103 Baybridge Dr. Gulf Breeze, FL 850-934-1797 gdanielgreen.com G. Daniel Green, MAI, SRA State-Cert. Gen. REA #RZ836 Real Estate Broker #BK176669 LindaMurphyRealtor@bellsouth.netis ready to assist you at 850-748-0865 LINDA TAYLOR MURPHYREALTOR Please recycle. Share this newspaper with a friend 850-932-2323Climate & Non Climate Control Self Storage Ask about our specials for Island Times readers ADVANTAGE Under Contract: 111 Avenida 23, 207 Panferio Dr, 501 Via Deluna Dr, 350 Ft Pickens Rd, Regency Cabanas #H4, 23 E Galvez Ct, 1411 Maldonado Dr, 103 Avenida 23, 1001 Ariola Dr, 1015 Ariola Dr, 25 Ensenada Marbella (Lot),15 Seashore Dr (Lot), 12 Calle Hermosa (Lot) 208 Via Deluna Dr (Lot), 74 Calle Marbella (Lot) 39 Condos Paradise is just a phone call away... 850-932-0067 866-749-3732 www.paradisecoastalrealty.comPensacola Beach Real Estate Sales and Transactions update: Villas On The Gulf #H8, $106,000 Baywatch #C4, $159,900 Santa Rosa Dunes #1013, $168,000 1620 Bulevar Menor, $167,150 Regency Towers #107W, $189,999 Palm Beach Club #219 $224,000 Tristan Towers #5E, $237,500 512 Ft Pickens Rd, $225,000 Santa Rosa Dunes #614, $240,000 30 Ensenada Marbella, $341,000 264 Sabine Dr, $400,000SOLD Since June 6 1403 Maldonado Dr, $475,000 Beach Club #705, $600,000 233 Sabine Dr, $560,000 31 E Galvez Ct, $700,000 Beach Club #1601, $875,000 1003 Maldonado Dr (Lot), $95,000 1300 Ariola Dr (Lot), $160,000 813 Ariola Dr (Lot), $300,000Call Dennis Remesch850-384-7607 www.denrem.com email@example.com Homes for Sale GULF BREEZE 2/2 $149,900 2/2 $119,900 3/2 $104,900 more listings at denrem.com Stunning on Santa Rosa Sound. Your own beach with 1.73 acres. Build your dream home. $300,000. Owner will divide. Check out my other residential lot listings in Gulf Breeze Featured Listing Waterfront Lot Gulf Breeze The month for fireworks and high flying on the Beach is just as exciting at the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun poker tables with Pensacola Beach pioneer and pilot Tex Atkinson soaring to the top of the competition on July 7 at Paddys OLearys. He outlasted a long list of the Beach poker elite, which included run ner up Ted Gorder. Play lasted for four hours. Retired Marine Corps Colo nel Phil Tracy launched his own assault on the challengers July 10 at Paddys. He marched directly to the winners circle with new comer John Woodham in second place. Tracys good luck charm is Daisy, the darling pup, who accompanies him to the beach poker tables. John Woodham gave a valiant effort on July 11 but Sara Mandel was too skilled and too lucky. Mandel, who earned the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Player of the Month title for June, took all the chips and the win at the Monday Night Sandshaker tourney. The poker playing diva slid into second place at Paddy OLearys on July 14 behind the mysterious another second place spot behind the flamboyant, but not very mysterious Tommy Grice at the Sandshaker on July 18. One of the Beachs poker gals, Jenny Doherty returned to the tables on July 17 at Paddy is necessary. Tourists are encour aged to join the games. We welcome everyone at our Beach poker games, said Rick Uzdevenes, poker promot er. Its a great way to exercise your brain and make new friends. For information, call Rick at 850-324-2667. OLearys to take the win with John Woodham a close second. Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun is played in downtown Pensacola Beach at Paddy OLearys and the Sandshaker Lounge. Games are open to the public as long as you are over 21 years of age. Only a basic knowledge of poker Poker Hopefuls Challenge Long Time Leaders At Beach Tourneys opposing solo, autographed a commemorative Air Show poster for Rachael Johnson of Gulf Breeze at the Blue Angels VIP Reception, July 8. The reception was hosted at the Hilton Pensacola Beach. Angels, left, presents a Blue Angels Air Show plaque to Santa Rosa Island Authority Chairman Ed Guernsey at Blue Angels VIP Reception, July 8. The
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PAGE 13 Island Times July 26, 2011 Bar & GrillOpen Daily at 11am $5 wings $5 burgers $2 sh tacosSUNDAY FUN-DAY 35C oysters1/2 o well drinks$1 domestic pints SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH 11AM-2PMLIVE MUSIC STARTS AT 11AMbottomless champagne mimosas & bloody marys 35C oysters $10 margarita pitchers 850.934.5999 Charles Gheen, Santa Rosa Island Triathlon race director, welcomed one hundred athletes to the SRI TRI Day, July 16 at the Grand Marlin banquet room. The half day expo offered race tips from experts and vendors with the latest gear. The SRI TRI is Saturday, October 1 on Pensacola Beach. Shawna P and Adam Tyler Brown dished up soulful tunes at Bamboo Willies on July 4. Patrons on the deck danced while hundreds listened on the beach and in their boats. Bamboo Willies is one of the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival locations set for Sept. 28 Oct. 2. The Sounds of Summer, a free music series hosted by the Santa Rosa Island Authority Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the Quietwater Amphitheatre from 6 to 8 p.m. showcased the all female band Ultra Violet, July 15. Lisa Hornbrook plays to the crowds at the waterfront location.
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Island Times PAGE 15 July 26, 2011FOR RESULTS Island Times Info 850-324-2667Downtown Pensacola Beach Weekly ScheduleMonday: Sandshaker, 7 PMThursday: Paddy OLearys, 7PMSunday: Paddy OLearys, 5 PMTexas Hold Em 4444 Fun Poker Hotline 324-2667 850-473-1008 4300 Bayou Blvd DrTraceyPinkston.com Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches Dr. Tracey Pinkston DJsBeach Cafe 63 Via de Luna across from Springhill Suites 850-916-0716 Closed Mondays & Tuesdays Start Your Day The Right Way Breakfast8 AM TO 11 AMHAVE A BIG BEACH BREAKFAST! Lunch11 AM TO 2 PM owned & operated by friendly natives! Locals say our are Go Native Daily 7:30 AM to 3 PM Climate Controlled Self-Storage Secure Access 24 Hour Security Cameras Semi-Trucks Easy Access Record Storage & Management Centrally located on Palafox & Brent5060 N. Palafox St. Pensacola850-434-3500locknstore.com 2nd Month Free Ask about HURRICANE BOX By Candace SegarContinuing with my tour of Paris, I must say that the Eiffel Tower brought tears to my eyes. I looked and stared at the magwas the ultimate dream to any There are many surprising Eiffel Tower. To begin with, a Bourdais. With only two weeks until the deadline, more than 700 The more amazing feat was ries at Levalloir-Perret, a suburb gan to assemble these iron parts. prominent group of writers, musiquestioned having a tower with a Paris. Charles Gounod, Guy de you may not doubt that the Eiffel ing of Paris. Gustave Eiffel was furious. His response was one all engiis that the essential lines of a monument should be determined above all others in Wind reWell I maintain that the the four arrises of the monument, as have determined them, will vie an impression of beauty to the viewer the boldness of the laugh. The Eiffel Tower is the most visited paid monument in the world. the following: What happened to the Eiffel Tower during World triggered the idea to demolish the edition of Island Times PenIsland Times columnist Candace Segar, and her nephew McFlye in Paris at the Eiffel Tower. A: The new smart phones that you downloaded into your phone. With thousands of the apps available, we dont always virus program that looks like a handy gadget. They then upload be downloaded for free. Or they may download an app from an online store, insert a virus program into the app, then upload it to the store where they found it. When you download it from the store, the virus is in your phone. new operating systems. The new Android operating system is one of their targets. Having malware a variety of problems. In one information stored in your phone One method is to download a with any other app, you should any app. If it asks too many questions, or tries to insert itself into sensitive areas of your phone, it the on-line reviews about the app the web. By Joe Stukey Your Computer PalBytes and BitsThe Krewe of Silver SlipThe sparkling krewe who hosts this one-time only fundKrewe Kicks Off Silver Slippers To Host Maui Gras Luau
PAGE 16 Island Times July 26, 2011 Every Tuesday Free Concert Bands on the Beach Gulfside Pavilion 7-9 pm Every Weekend Free Music Sounds of Summer Quietwater Amphitheatre 6 pm Free Trolleys Everyday -Islandwide 11 to 11 Bathtub Races Sept. 4 Chamber. 932-1500 Taste of the Beach Sept 17-18 PensacolaBeachChamber.com
Island Times PAGE 17 July 26, 2011 After SundownFLOUNDERS CHOWDER HOUSECelebrating 30 years of Floundering neath 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 Platterloaded 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 beach bands. Dance all night on Flounders beach to the most popular bands from across the south. on beautiful Pensacola Beach, 850-932-2003 CRABS WE GOT EMOnly 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, have many other seafood favorites on our menu as well as a great assortment of chicken, steaks and pasta dishes. Dont 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 0700 www.crabswegotem.comMCGUIRES IRISH PUBOne of Americas great steakhouses; proudly serving USDA Prime Steaks, seafood and Irish specialties including and Shepherds Pie all inside a turn of the century New York Irish Saloon themed pub. McGuires is celebrated for its atmosphere, boasting more than 750,000 signed dollar bills coupled with great food and warm and friendly service by Employees who Give a Damn! Visit our on-site brewery Featured on NBCs 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.comSIDELINES SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT 11 big screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, its or outdoor seating. Video sports games. days a week. 934-3660.NATIVE CAFEOpen 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 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 SANDSHAKER LOUNGE Tradition since 1973. Its 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 T-Shirt Nite on Thursday. Check out our new Shaker Shop Boardwalk. Open 10 am 3 am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshaker.com PARADISE BAR AND GRILLA little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with its own private white sand beach. Pull up a rattan stool. Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, its Open 7 days. 850-916-5087.PEGLEG PETESAhoy, Matey. Youve 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 Gumbo. Dinner specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and at 11. 932-4139. www.peglegpetes.com krewe news all year long www.PensacolaBeachMardiGras.com The Cure for the Common Beach Store!SALE!!BUY ONE-GET ONE50% OFF!!!WOMEN S SWIM SEPARATES Website Launching Soon! At the Light, Next to Flounders in the Island Trader building. 934-3100 The sailors are all ladies and the skippers are, too, at the all by the Pensacola Beach Yacht allowed on the boats, but this does not make the competition sail into its twenty-fourth year with full classes of both spin naker and non spinnaker boats. Ellen Hunt founded this race in 1987 to encourage women to take the helm and it has not always been smooth sailing, but the ladies have prevailed. In the early years, they had to borrow boats and secure sponsors, then they were faced with monster storms and an oil spill. The sailors experience and skills grew each year, and now Triology Series. The series which consists of the Point Yacht are serious about sailing. And, of course, there is a social side to this racing circuit. The men can only play a sup porting role in this presentation, but they are lined up at the Yacht Club to congratulate the sailors. As in past years, there will be a great party going on all 6 p.m., Friday, July 29, followed by the Skippers Meeting at 7:30 will sound at 11:55 on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. Scores will be tallied and the awards party will take place at Pensacola Beach Yacht Club on Sunday as soon as possible after the last race.A Race By Any Other Name Does Not Sail As SweetFirst, second and third place awards go to winners in each category. Other awards include: a Perpetual Tro phy, awarded to the yacht club whose entrant wins; The which goes to the sailor who spirit and love of racing; and the Point Yacht Club Trilogy Award. Spectators can watch the ladies race on the course which will be set in the Bay, south of Pensacola and west of Pensacola Beach Yacht Club. More information includ ing entry forms are available at pensacolabeach-yc.org. If you are out on the beach Park says it is important to protect yourself and loved ones from the heat. Here are a few of his tips: sugary and alcoholic drinks Seek air conditioning, use fansExperts Offer Tips For Safe Summer Fun Protect yourself with wide brimmed hat Use sunscreen of 30 SPF or higher. Beach shops are well stocked with items to help you enjoy a day on the beach. Get your supplies and enjoy the fun in the sun, safely.
Island Times July 26, 2011 PAGE 18 Pensacola Beach Chamber presents Taste of the Beach 2011 September 17-18 The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following businesses for their support of the 2011 Pensacola Beach Air Show!Special thanks to the Santa Rosa Island Authority, US Navy, our members and all our hard working volunteers Thank you for keeping the Blue Angels Pensacola Beach. Island Times
Island Times PAGE 19 July 26, 2011 readin the water by Saltwater Rick One Stop Shop for the Watersports EnthusiastsPARASAILINGSMILE HIGH CLUBFeel the Thrill ~ Join the Club! You wont stop smiling even if you tryPensacola Beach at the BoardwalkSALES & RENTALS KAYAKSSINGLE/TANDEM850-932-5520 www.KeySailing.com OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting HOBIE CATS SAIL AWAY PONTOON BOATSHOURLY/DAILY WAVERUNNERS FAST & FUNNEW Rentals Include: All safety gear Expert instruction PADDLEBOARD RENTALS Island Times columnist Saltwater Rick is handing his pen over to angler and renaissance man Mike Willett this week. Rick is rehabbing his knee after surgery and will be back soon. Bushwacker Beach Weekend SouvenirBushwacker Cups Friday, Aug 5, 9 PMKickoff Party with Flow Tribe Sat, Aug 6, 3 PMChillin & Grillin with Big D & The Nuts Sat, Aug 6, 9 PM Kahlua Party with Kyle Parker Band Peridot Jewelry Drawing at midnight! Sun, Aug 7, 4 PMTrunk Monkey850-932-2211Drink Specials Kahlua Giveaways all weekend long! home of the The History of the famous drink at sandshaker.com It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. As I plagiarize a little bit remember. as some of the largest ture of a Triggerfish for a trip. Jenni McDade Arnold catch but it has to be their day off from The Grand Marlin. Cindy and Walt Lumpkin, left, shared this photo which includes (L to R) Chef Gregg McCarthy, General Manager Bryan Housley, and
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