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Island Times Volume VII, Number 17 Pensacola Beach, Florida December 13, 2011 Be Very MerrySelah Shock says Santa rocks! This hip Santa has his own paparazzi who follow him around the Island snapping photos with his fans. The red clad icon reaches rock star status with young and old alike during the Beach Chambers Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit celebration. Be merry and make the scene at Island Style on December 18.

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PAGE 2 Island Times December 13, 2011 Published every other Tuesday SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, PUBLISHER islandtimes@bellsouth.net www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit List of Ingredients. December 16 Christmas Cupcake Factory Tiki Island Golf and Games 3 p.m. Tiki Island Elves need your help! They have a Cupcake Factory churning out the tasty treats but need some kids with lots of island spirit to help decorate the mini cakes. You can take your decorated cupcake home or eat it there! No charge. December 18 Santa and His Paparazzi Photo Session Island Style 2 to 4 p.m. Island Santa awaits your arrival in the Christmas room. The sweet smell of peppermint candy canes will lead you right to him. Have your photo taken for a nominal charge. Coloring Contest Winners announced 3:30. Not an easy December 24 Candlelight and Carols Beach Church 6 p.m. The choir of the Pensacola Beach Community Church invites visitors to join in their Island Christmas Eve tradition of caroling by candlelight. Free. December 31 Happy New Year Fireworks ExtravaganzaMidnight. Ring in the new year with islandwide celebrations. A dazzling January 1 Polar Bear Plunge Paradise Bar and Grill 2 p.m. Questions? Pensacola Beach Chamber at 850-932-1500 or PensacolaBeachChamber.com Beach Chamber Concludes Meeting Schedule Island Times Ho, Ho, Hometown Santas Russ MannJeff ElbertDavid & HayleyLike A Rock Star, Santas Paparazzi Follow Him To Island Events

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Island Times PAGE 3Barefoot on the BeachBy Jane Waters Cooper December 13, 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 When Santa Claus visits the Island every Christmas, he always brings Mrs. Claus along. She doesnt make many business trips with her husband, but she has a special reason for returning year after year to the Beach. This legend goes far back to a time when there were few living things on the Island. The white sand glistened for miles and miles, untouched by streets or structures. Or people. Santa, who was making his annual rounds that year, decided the uninhabited white stuff he noticed below would make a safe landing place for his sleigh so he and the reindeer could take a break. He fastened his seat belt, and turned on his twinkling lights. The eight tiny reindeer brought the heavily laden sleigh down easily. It nestled in the soft sand, a distinctly different runway from their usual snowy rest stops. Santa got out of the sleigh, loosened his belt, stuck his boot in the squeaky sand, and exclaimed to the reindeer, Hey, we landed in Paradise. Donner and Blitzen snorted because the snow ball they tried to make wouldnt stick together. If you have a feeling you have read this story before, you are probably right. Since we reprint this fantasy every year at Christmastime, it slides comfortably into Beach lore. We believe it should be repeated every year, because it has good thoughts. Its all about a devoted married couple, unbroken friendships, loving, sharing, and living life in the exotic lane. It also reveals the secret that thousands of people who visit Pensacola Beach never want to leave, but like Santa some insurmountable obstacle stands in their way. It teaches us that families all over the world are really just like us, Beach folks in their hearts. And all of us Beach dwellers know the lesson we learn from it that no matter what issues are lapping at our dust when Santa stops by to check on his property. Hey, Santa and Rosa, your island is alive and well.The Day Santa Named The IslandI may relocate my workshop to this Island, Santa mused. We could eliminate the woodcutter section, and add those guys to the toy making division. Think how happy the kids would be if we produced more toys than ever. He pondered the possibility as he removed his heavy jacket and let the sun shine on his chest. We would never have to arrange for vacations, because no one would want to leave paradise. Our new work uniforms would be long shorts and t-shirts. All our raw materials could come in like magic on the water. Wed never have to thaw out the cans of paint. Santa pulled off his heavy boots and pants and jumped into the Sound for a swim wearing only his candy striped underwear. We would have to put up a new sign. That old North Pole sign is pretty worn out anyway. What can I name this place? Then a Christmas light exploded in Santas head. He would name this romantic little Island after his beloved wife and himself. Santa Rosa Island. Santa liked the sound of the new name. Reluctantly, he put his heavy, red suit back on, and prepared the reindeer for take off. After the worldwide delivery trip ended, and he was resting by a room at the North Pole, he told his wife, Rosa, about his plan to move the entire operation to a truly, magnificent place surrounded by sparkling water. A place that was warm and cozy. Where the elves could test ing rods, and sailboards the year round. Ah, Rosa, I have found paradise, Santa said. A romantic place for the two of us. Rosa pushed her spectacles up on her nose, and Santa knew he was in trouble She only did that when she was getting ready to yell at him about major problems like running out of Barbie dolls or drinking too much Coca-Cola. Santa, she said in that awful tone of voice, How could you play such a dirty trick on Frosty the Snowman? So, Rosa had the last word, Santa could never move to a place where his old sidekick, Frosty, would never survive. Santa did not move his factory to the Island. But one starry Christmas eve, he asked Rosa to ride with him, and he landed on the beach for a short time. Just long enough to put a small sign, Santa Rosa Island. So thats how the island got its name. And that is the reason Mrs. Claus climbs aboard the sleigh on the night Santa makes his annual visit to Pensacola Beach. After all its not every wife who has a whole island named after her.Share this story with friends and family. www.MyIslandTimes.com

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PAGE 4 Island Times December 13, 2011 T?? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?rivia?? ????? ? ? ??? ? Holiday Sale20-50% Off Celebrate in Paradise 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 Texas Hold Em Wed Nites Know when to hold emCollege & Pro TIM SPENCER December 16 & 30 WATERMELON SLIM Tuesday Dec 20 paradisebar-grill.com for more updates ON STAGE Come as you are by boat, bike or car. Beach Bar in Florida Full Service Bar and Drive Play & Stay Special Room Rates about the same cost as a taxi ride home Wake up in paradise! 850-932-2319 Party with THE ALL STAR BAND Merry Christmas from Island Realty The ghost of Christmas past haunted the Trivia Masters emerge from the front door. (Jim Island Times bragging about the trio of trivia Christmas painted on it appeared Island Times PEOPLELook for People to return in the next edition. See page 5 for the Sisters of the Beach Christmas messages.

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PAGE 5 Island Times December 13, 2011 I love everyone! Thank you all for being my Sisters. What would we do without each other? Sharon Mattair I am the luckiest island creature alive since I am a rocking SOB and love you all! Becky Shearman I am so thankful to be a part of this beautiful island state of mind and sisters! Deb Friedman Long live the SOBs Marie Steele God Bless Everyone! Page Brown Archer I love all my SOBs! We have great strength together! Long May We Reign! Gwen Gibson Thank you for welcoming me into the SOB family! Dawn Drees Coming here without Mom was tough! Knowing how much I am loved by these women, my SOBs, makes every day easier and happier! I love yall! Jayne Drees Redmond How lucky am I to have such wonderful, funny, generous and happy Sisters of the Beach. Merry Christmas! Paulette Provost You ladies who dont come to the SOB Brunch are missing out! The SOBs are some of the most wonderful women Ive ever known! Merry Christmas yall! Queen Shugah Christine Bunkie Hewerdine Hope everyone has a wonderLynda Knell tered SOB. I have been on the island since 1986 but only part-time! I am so glad to be a part of this awesome sisterhood! Kathy Christoff Mrs. Claus has enjoyed her second time at the SOB Christmas Brunch. Ho Ho Ho and these beach babes are the best! Mary Ann Claus This is the IN Sisterhood and family. I am so pleased to be a member. Carleen Wheeler Thank God for health, family and great friends! I hope all the SOBs have a wonderful 2012! Jackie Henderson I love my Sisters! They have true friendship and love! KOW Queen Nancy Kittel We are the luckiest people in the world to live on Pensacola Beach! Chris Hill Im so glad to be back home with my beach family and friends! Want to start sewing alterations soon. Love & Happy Holidays to all! Sandy Watkins Merry Christmas SOBs! I love all of you! Mary Murphy Love it! Keep it going! Shari Strain Merry Christmas to the greatest bunch of girls God created! To many more Christmas Brunches! Shelly Geier My son Dylan Donuhue is getting married on April 28, 2012! Diane Donahue Collins Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are so blessed to live in the greatest sand castle ever built! SOBs ROCK! Amy Cheshire DePew Merry Christmas! Its so good to have a wonderful group of sisters! Heather Reed Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas. SOBs, trees, wheres the snow? Merry Christmas to all! Beverly Sarasua Peace, love and joy to all the SOBs! Dale Andel SOBs Rule! Merry Christmas from the Sunshine City! Donna Pipkins Health, happiness and more. Sending good wishes galore! Judy LeBum LOignon I love you Shelley! Peggy Henshall ing! SOBs are the best! Courtney Winstead What a wonderful group of women! I am honored to be an SOB! Alice Aman Ramsey Thank you for the great party! May all of my beach friends have a Merry Christmas! Peggy Maggie Black Send me a subscription. I love you so much and your family, too! Jane Peaden Had a perfect 60th Birthday with my girls! It was the best of my life! I love you all! Thanks for my beautiful bracelet! SOBs forever! Janice Sparkplug Morgan I am so thankful for my SOBs and all the love they give to me! I wish all the best in the coming years! Chrissy Cook Thank you Jane for starting so Thank you Shelley for carrying on! Heres to the next generation! B.B. better have a sister to carry on! Lila Cox Love it and all the other items! Happy Holidays! Bobbi Cunningham I grew up on Pensacola Beach and return no less than twice every month to visit family! Scherryl Hill Thanks to all my SOBs! Im Blessed to have all the ladies for friendship, love. God Bless us all! Beverly Hughes Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our friends from the Amazon River! Ebba Dampier Merry! Merry! Helen Sprowls Were all so Blessed to be living in this beautiful, welcoming community! Jane McGrathSisters of the Beach Share True Christmas Spirit Great gathering this year! Good to see everyone! Cathy Kress The food is for my body the Sisters are for my soul! Patrice Friant I love all of us! Renee Mack What an awesome group of Ladies! Dee Dee Green So wonderful to spend time with all my sisters the most wonderful women in the world! Lynn Cieutat I love my Sisters of the Beach! I love being a junior member Sara Adams Such a wonderful diverse group of women! Charlotte Spencer I look forward to this gathering all year! I have the most amazing, incredible and sometimes unexpected fun imaginable! Borrowing from my sister, Judy LeBum, I offer this toast May the best of your past be the worst of your future. And may all your pain be Champagne! Kathi Lewis Its a toast to life and love from the Sisters of the Beach. Celebrating at Flounders Beach are front row (L to R): Peggy Maggie Black, Lynn Cieutat, Sharon Mattair, Helen Sprowls, Kathy Christoff, Ebba Dampier, Beverly Hughes, Kathi Lewis, Jayne Redmond, Christine Hewerdine, Marie Steele, Dawn Drees, Page Archer, and Amy Depew. Middle Row (L to R): Janice Morgan, Cathy Kress, Judy LOignon, Carla Mixson, Susie Mardis, Mary Claus, Scherryl Hill, Jane McGrath, Carleen Wheeler, Beverly Sarasua, Bobbi Cunningham, Chris Hill, Dale Andel, Donna Pipkins, Paulette Provost, Gwen Gibson, Caroline Provost and Deb Friedman. Back Row (L to R): Lila Cox, Lois Jernigan, Alice Aman Ramsey, Jackie Henderson, Chrissy Cook, Courtney Winstead, Patrice Friant, Becky Shearman, Peggy Henshall, Charlotte Spencer, Lynda Knell, Shelly Geier, Heather Reed, Sandy Watkins, Jane Peaden, Nancy Kittel, Sara Adams, Diane Collins, Mary a cloud of champagne or maybe they are women of great mystery.) Photo by DJ Zemenick, Barrier Island Girl Photography

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PAGE 6 Island Times December 13, 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. rrrsGr rFrOstrsrMMr Mt 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 Ready to Wrock and Wroll with the Wrecks? full schedule available at PensacolaBeachMardiGras.com native cafeowned & operated by friendly natives!Locals say are the best! Go Native Daily 7:30 AM to 3 PM $ 3 99 10 %BRING IN COUPON TO RECEIVE A WATCH BATTERY FOR ONLY......BRING IN COUPON TO RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL PAID FOR YOUR GOLD SOLD TO US OVER $200I had to explain to my husband Bill that asking what is it? is not complimentary to the cook. Most especially if the cook writes a Cooking Column. The only reason Im even admitting this conversation took place is that the fault lies with Bill and not yours truly. I know I can cook because I eat pretty much everything that I cook and its a rare day that I dont cook something. Then I either love it or I revise it until I do, or toss that recipe away and move on to the next. I also owned a restaurant once upon a time and sold (and cooked) a heckuva lot of food. Not to mention that I think I know him pretty well after the last 30 years. Like the rest of us, he sometimes speaks without thinking it through. Im just lucky that hes not a caveman because he really cant identify meat by sight so theres no telling what hed be bringing home for dinner. But in the loving spirit of the Christmas Season, I thought Id do my male readers a favor by passing this on as something not to say to your cook You might end up with some chunks of BP oil in your stocking.Sisters of the BeachOne of my favorite parties is the SOB Christmas Brunch. I look forward to it all year. Without being there, its impossible to imagine the overwhelming power, love and special unity. This is the most unique group of women ever to gather under one roof in celebration of each other! While there are women that Ive known all my life here, every year our circle widens to invite and include more women that join us in spirit and heart. How amazing is that? Ive known from the beginning that being an SOB is a way just women who lived on the island. But as lives changed and Sisters moved away, location seemed to fall by the wayside. It no longer matters where you live, only how you live.SOB Gold BraceletsI remember the year we gave Mary Drees her SOB Bracelet (a your service, dedication and loyalty to the Sisterhood, its perpetuity plus it is awarded on a sigDePew, Deb Friedman, Charlotte Spencer, Elaine Mitchell and I (I know Im forgetting some ladies, a bracelet to symbolize Marys loving spirit, Deb presented us with an idea. She thought by giving Mary some type of elastic bracelet, she could make a presentation explaining the constant shrinking and expansion of the Circle of the SOBs. Over the years we have lost too many of our precious Sisters making our circle shrink. But each time the circle gets smaller, it also opens to allow more harmonious spirits to join, expanding the circle again. We will never forget our Sisters who have continued their journey in another place, but always hold them in our hearts with the best of memories keeping them within us in the circle. But we will always continue to keep our circle and our hearts open because thats part of what being an SOB is really all about. So, as lovely as Debs idea was, we decided we would not give Mary elastic. She loved and treasured her real bracelet. The SOB Song to our Sisters no longer with us, to the excellent staff of Flounders who keep us in the bubbly, to our birthday Sisters and to anyone else we deem deserving. what we do best.SOB WardrobeHeres something that we will never do, let those What Not To Wear people into our closets. Lord, they would throw out everything in there then where would we be when the parade starts? We not only love our clothes, we are also proud of our bright glittery, sparkling, shiny, blinding and sometimes downright gaudy attire. We haunt yard sales and thrift stores in search of these treasured items. Its pretty obvious the staff of that show has never participated in a daytime parade. (Or maybe they did and you just couldnt see them because they did not just have to have some magic in a Christmas Parade!Christmas PastOne of my best Christmas memories was the year we all (5 of us) got brand new bicycles. Now I know that Mom and Dad made payments all year in order to give us this wonderful Christmas memory, but thats not something you even think about as a child. I can still picture the magical sight of those bicycles in our tiny living room just like it realize the magical part was that inside the room! I will always remember not just our delighted smiling faces, but those of Mom and Dad. Our joy was their joy. The love and happiness in their smiles and eyes as they watched us were the to me, that will always be the spirit of Christmas.Lets Cook have to eat. I had a very nice chocolately recipe planned. But for me, simpler is better. Lois Jernigan cooked these quickly disappearing treats on our trip to Mexico Beach. Its an easier and delicious variation on an old holiday favorite of mine! Sausage and Cheese Balls 2 lbs. ground sausage with sage Let sausage sit until room temperature. Then combine with all the cheese until very well mixed. (This is easiest to mix with your hands). Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper (this soaks up the grease). Form mixture into one inch balls placing 2 inches apart on baking pan. Bake for 45 minutes but check for doneness after 30 minutes (because of temperature variations on ovens). Enjoy, share and have a safe and Merry Christmas! The always cheerful Gulf Breeze High School cheerleaders (L to R) Julianne Lewis, Anna Kerr, Grace Mallet, Alex Ruben, Taylor Pacenta, and Richelle Czeck lined up for the Gulf Breeze Chambers Christmas parade, marching units. Photo by Madison Murphy/Island Times

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Island TimesPAGE 7 December 13, 2011 A Glimpse of Heaven A Glimpse of Heaven By Father Paul Lambert St. Anns Catholic Parish 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 850-206-3156 Joe Stukey www.ycpals.com joe@ycpals.com HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wallwww.weatherfords.net HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Get plugged in to all the Beach News SLAND IMESwww.MyIslandTimes.com Christmas, the season that keeps expanding like Santa Claus' waist line. It truly is a beautiful time of year and no tear is shed over its growth over the years. Many businesses rely upon this time of year and so truly gear up for the demand the public will make upon their goods and services. At this point you must be wondering, "Is this going to be another one of those 'Keep Christ in Christmas' public service announcements?" Though that campaign is a wonderful reminder each year about the reason for the season, (yep... threw in another public service announcement) I will be heading in a different direction. My hope is that Christmas gets bigger, not necessarily the business side of things, but that we celebrate each and every day of our lives the great gift that God has given us in his son Jesus Christ. That every day we promote peace and glad tidings. That every day we will look to provide for those less fortunate than we. We celebrate once a year Christ's birth, but shouldn't we celebrate it each and every day, because Christ continues to be involved in our lives. Just as a husband and wife tell each other frequently their love and gratitude for each other, likewise, we should show our love and gratitude to the one who humbled Himself, to be like us in all things but sin. He showed us the way to the Father; and has showed us the way home. May you have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.Churches Offer Locals and visitors are welcome to attend the events and services offered at the Pensacola Beach Community Church and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. The churches are located across the street from each other at the corner of Via de Luna and Avenida 18. The Narthex at Our Lady is open at 11 a.m. on Sundays displaying local art and cookbooks for sale. Proceeds benefit the Church. Catholic Mass will be celebrated at 9:45 a.m. at Our Lady on Christmas, Sunday, December 25. The Pensacola Beach Community Church will have its Christmas dinner Saturday, December 17 in the Fellowship Hall. Social hour begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner. There is no charge, but guests are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. The Beach Church choir presents its annual Christmas Cantata, entitled Journey of Promises, at the 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. Nursery is provided. The Candlelight and Carols Christmas Eve Service at the Pensacola Beach Community Church will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 24. The evening service will celebrate the season with readings, songs and a candle lighting. For more information, Our Lady, 850-934-0222; Beach Church, 850-932-6628. There are many things in life I think about. Cancer cells have been one of those things. When I was co-writing a Gateway to Humanity-The Mertean Papers, the main character Brigettte, discovered the cure for cancer. It wasnt through drugs or radiation. It was through electronics. My thought process was this. Everything has a unique frequency to it. If a good liver cell has frequency A and the cancerous liver cell has frequency B, why not bombard the cancerous liver cell with the frequency of the good liver cell? Eventually the cancer cell would either die off or start to resonate with the healthy cell frequency and become a healthy cell again. I actually put the invention in the back of the book. Well it turns out I was on to something. John Stuart Reid, an acoustic scientist and world authority on cymatics, the study of sound and vibration made visible, developed and co-invented the cymascope with American inventor Eric Larson. A cymascope captures images of sound, but it may have more extensive applications for the future. Reid traveled to the Great Pyramid in Egypt. He set up his cymatics technology inside the out the resonances and soundscape of the interior of the pyramid. At this point an odd thing happened. Three weeks prior to his trip, John Reid had severely injured his lower back which almost caused him to cancel his trip. He decided to go anyway. As a part of his experimentation inside the pyramid, he tested the whole audio spectrum of sound. All of a sudden hieroglyphic shapes started to form. As the experiment continued, he noticed that his back pain had gone away. The amazing thing is that the back pain never came back. The sound had cured him. So I go back to my thoughts of frequency and cells. There is all we hear and how we feel. Maybe someday we will be able to listen to beautiful music and heal ourselves and our planet. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Mostly Nuts and BoltsBy Candace Segar Polar Bear Plunge January 1 2 PM Paradise

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PAGE 8 Island Times The School Bell Rings December 13, 2011 www.bankofthesouth.com 136 FORT PICKENS RROADPENSACOLA BEACH 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 LLObbBBY CLOSED fFROM 1-3 pPM EACH DAY. D DRIVE UpP OpPEN DuURING ALL bBANKING HOuURS. Bank of the South Island BranchFull Service Banking Close to Home Powell4Sheriff.comPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by John Russell Powell, Republican, for Escambia County Sheriff. Experience is the DifferencePolitical advertisement paid for and approved by John Russell Powell, Republican, for Escambia County Sheriff.Powell4Sheriff.com Powell4Sheriff.comPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by John Russell Powell, Republican, for Escambia County Sheriff. Merry Christmas 850-934-3233 Tara Turks fourth grade class at Pensacola Beach rang in with the following: ing textbooks for the month, and are eagerly reading the mysmust read this one-of-a-kind, is also full of Christmas cheer. for a gift exchange this year. The Pinkadots, was awarded the second place title. in a Christmas play at his church this season. champions in our class went to the playoffs this year: Tommy Braxton, and Matthew McCurdy. season, including sports, dance, are still hard-working fourth begin the winter break. Please use Dan and Jane McGath had their Beach house full of family on Thanksgiving Day, so while the bird was baking the kids and grandkids putted a round at Tiki Island. Enjoying the warm beach day are (L to R): Rob McGrath holding Shay. Olivia is in her mom Jessicas arms next to Andrew, Meredith and Luke McGrath. TWO DECADES OF GIVING THANKS This family has been gathering on Pensacola Beach for over 20 years to celebrate Thanksgiving. They are from Pensacola, but stay at the Beach for their annual reunion. Attending the reunion are, front row (L to R): John Powell, Beth Sharp Powell, Martha Sharp, Deborah Sharp and Kay Sharp. Back Row (L to R): are Sam Sharp, Johnny Sharp, Bob Sharp, Bill Sharp, Nancy Sharp and Gene Sharp. Lauren Pinkston is the only youth member of the Joy for the Beach Choir. She performed Tuesday, December 7 at Our Lady Catholic Church under the direction of Karen Jurkowich. She is the daughter of Dr. Tracey Pinkston. Parade Rules Meeting Dates Set Department to ensure parade participant safety. The parade safety at 1 p.m. accepted without the safety meeting sign off.

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PAGE 9 Island Times December 13, 2011 $30 check to Pensacola Beach Advocates, Inc P.O. Box 1262, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562Name:____________________________________________________ Mailing Address:___________________________________________________ City:______________________________ State: ___Zip:____________ Beach Address:___________________________________________________ Phone:____________________________________________________ Email:_____________________________________________________ Leaseholder Resident Business Interest pbadvocates.org GOLD AND SILVER PRICES ARE NOW AT ALL TIME HIGHS!! the middlemen and the phony road shows. Put the extra money in YOUR pocket instead of theirs. Now is the time to bring your items in for a free appraisal in a safe retail store setting where you will be treated respectfully and transactions sterling silverware, tea sets and pre-1964 silver and gold coins and gold and platinum jewelry for thousands of dollars. SILVERWe are paying top prices for anything made of silver STERLING & COIN SILVER FLATWARE: KNIVES, FORKS, SPOONS, SERVING PIECES, BOWLS, CENTERPIECES, SNUFF BOXES, TEA CADDY, COCKTAIL SHAKERS, TEAPOTS, COFFEE POTS, SUGAR BOWLS CANDLESTICKS, PUNCH BOWLS, INK STANDS, TANKARDS, MUGS, VASES, JEWELRY, BELTS, BOXES, COIN PURSES, COMPACTS CIGARETTE LIGHTERS, SILVER COINS FROM ANY COUNTRY, FOREIGN SILVER PIECES ARE OFTEN HALLMARKED AND REQUIRE SOME RESEARCH TO DETERMINE AGE AND COUNTRY OF ORIGIN. BRING YOUR ITEMS IN FOR A FREE APPRAISAL. WE ALSO BUY SOME FINE QUALITY SILVER PLATE ITEMS. WE ALSO PURCHASE DAMAGED (SALTWATER, FIRE, BROKEN) SILVER IN ANY CONDITION. DO NOT THROW IT AWAY IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF THE VALUE. WE WILL TEST IT FOR SILVER QUALITY. COINSAMERICAN & FOREIGN GOLD, SILVER PLATINUM, BULLION BARS, COIN COLLECTIONS, CARSON CITY SILVER DOLLARS, MORGAN SILVER DOLLARS, PRE 1964 SILVER COINS ATTENTION! DO NOT CLEAN COINS, YOU MAY RUIN THE VALUE!SCRAP: GOLD SILVER & PLATINUMBROKEN CHAINS, BRACELETS, RINGS, CHARMS, MONOGRAMME JEWELRY, AWARD PINS,BROOCHES, PENDANT MOUNTINGS, PENDANT SETTINGS,DENTAL GOLD: CROWNS, PARTIALS, ELECTRICAL CONTACT POINTS, CIGARETTE LIGHTERS, FOUNTAIN PENS, INDUSTRIAL GOLD SWEEPS, LABORATORY CRUCIBLESIMPORTANT WE CAN TEST METALS FOR VALUE. check out the photo gallery at www.myislandtimes.com also, visit us at Free Gift w/orders over $40Order by phone or online FREE DeliverySusan Haselton-Kelley 850-934-3865Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant www.MaryKay.com/shaseltonProtect your skin from sun & wind. Call me... Beach Home Decor Christmas & Hanukkah Blue Sky Gift Shoppe M-F 10-6 Sat 9-6 Fanciful & Fun Find it here! Collegiate Gift Items Baby & Birthday Cupboard & Kitchen Mermaids & Nautical JOIN TODAY! cornerstonevisitingangels.comCornerstone Visiting Angels Services Pensacola Gulf BreezeIn Home Services Companionship/Sitter, Homemaker and Respite Care The Island Times office has a resident Chesapeake Bay Retriever who is part super model and part guard dog, but always is up for an energetic game of fetch. When covering the news of the island interferes with playtime for Amber Lee the Chessie, Mary Wright of Wright Pet Care saves the day. Wright is on another mission to help our four legged friends who are awaiting forever homes. In conjunction with Pet Sitters International, she is participating in the Hungry Bowl Pet Food Drive to benefit the Humane Society. Dry dog and cat food will be collected through December 19. The Humane Society of Pensacola wish list includes: Purina dog and puppy chow, canned Pedigree, Ol Roy, chopped Alpo; Greenies Pill Pockets,Purina kitten chow, canned Fancy Feast, and canned Science Diet or Friskies kitten food. To make a pet food or monetary donation, contact Wright at 850-324-0196 or wrightpetcare@gmail.com.Furry Friends Need FoodThe Walker Family formed their own marching unit in the Gulf Breeze Chambers Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 3. Selina Walker and her son Tommy, along with their pets, Winston and Darby were part of the holiday procession. Photo by Madison Murphy/Island Times

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PAGE 10 Island Times December 13, 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 Call Dennis Remesch850-384-7607 www.denrem.com denrem@denrem.com Ready To Buy? 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 Lizzards Tongueby elizabeth hewsonThe Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner V-8 Powered Steam Clean Process Dont forget www.xclean.net Welcome New Customers15 % OffJUST TO TRY US Gulf Breeze: 1143 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, 932-2565 Tiger Point: 3497 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, 916-9437 www.xclean.net WELCOME NEW CUSTOMERS Dry Clean, Laundry, Leather, Households Items Wash & Fold, Shoe Repair, Alterations FREE PICKUP & DELIVERY SERVICES 15% OFF Just To Try Us FREE Pick Up & Delivery Services Dry Clean, Laundry, Leather, Household Items Wash & Fold, Shoe Repair, Alterations Paradise is just a phone call away... 850-932-0067 866-749-3732 www.paradisecoastalrealty.comPensacola Beach Real Estate Sales and Transactions update: Look at whats sold.... Dear Fred, Mrs. Claus and I are ready to buy on Pensacola Beach. Be a good boy and find us the perfect home. Love, SantaLook whos buying Christmas trees are like snowflakes. No two are ever alike. Christmas trees have their own personality whether created by nature or decorator. Personally, I've never seen a Christmas tree I didn't like from Charlie Brown's to President Obama's to Macy's to my own. Of course, one of my all-time favorite trees was the one we named Bobby Sands. It was Christmas 1981. The year the American hostages were released from Iran and Prince Charles wed Lady Diana Spencer. President Ronald Regan is shot and MTV is launched. Sandra Day O'Connor becomes Supreme Court. I was 17. My safe, protected and very small world consisted of school, swimming and Friday night pizza at Nero's on Pensacola Beach. On a nightly basis, Peter Jennings told me what I needed to know about the real world including stuff about some IRA member named Bobby Sands who went on a hunger strike and died while in prison. I remember thinking this guy is the anorexic anarchist and never mentioned his name again until Christmas. As I walked up the creaking stairs of the beach house, the smell of homemade soup wafted through the air. ABC Nightly News was on the television. A duraflame log was emitting chemically induced colors from hausted. It had been a long day at school and an even longer one training in the swimming pool. "Look, I bought the Christmas tree today," said my mom, as she pointed to this pitiful excuse of an elongated shrub. "Is it live?" I asked, thinking maybe it was fake and we just needed to adjust its branches. "It's not only live, it's alive," she answered. Then she proceeded to lecture me that we would never have to get a cut down tree again because this one still had its roots attached and all we had to do was water it. "Seriously, Mom, do you think this tree's branches can support our ornaments? You bought the Bobby Sands of Christmas trees. What were there no Charlie Brown trees left?" I snapped back. 'Tis the season to be a surly teenager and I didn't care what Santa or my mom thought. I had already stumbled on the really cool stash of stuff I was getting from Rip Curl Surf n Sport. It wasn't like it was going to be returned to Herb or BZR Turner. "Bobby will become a Robert once we get him all decorated," she said, all calm and peaceful. So after dinner, we began to decorate and it wasn't easy. Bobby swayed back and forth under the weight of just the lights as if he had spent the afternoon listening to Reggae music at the Tiki and dancing to Lazy Day. Next came the ornaments. One ornament, two ornaments, three was funny, it was also kind of sad. Of course, my mom was not one to ever be deterred or be defeated by a tree or a teenager. She walked downstairs to the newspaand proceeded to give Bobby a little extra support. Bobby survived that Christmas and was soon relegated to the landing on the stairs. He stood guard on those steps for years. He proudly wore his delicate twinkling white lights like there were some kind of badge of courage for surviving that Christmas. Every morning on my way up to breakfast I would acknowledge his presence and every evening tell him good night. He never grew any bigger or fuller, and was replaced the following Christmas by Bo Derek, the perfect 10 tree. Eventually Bobby was no match for Hurricanes Erin and Opal. The storms surged through the downstairs of my moms house and Bobby was lost at sea. Thirty years later, Minion, the Colonel, the Kid and I will be spending Christmas in the British Virgin Islands on a sailboat. Who is Minion you ask? None other than a six inch tall fake tree with battery operated lights and miniature ornaments. Some traditions are worth keeping. Until next time...

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PAGE 11 Island Times December 13, 2011uzz.........................B Business The Dream is so AffordableWith prices at or below pre-construction costs, there has never been a better time than now to Own the Lifestyle! 1 8 V I A D E L U N A PortofinoOPENHOUSEDAILY9 AM 5:30 PMBeach ClubOPENHOUSEDAILY9 AM 5:30 PM 1 0 P O R T O F I N O D R www.resortrealtylife.com lLevin &Rinke Resort Realty, Inc Stop by one of our onsite offices for a tour today! Resort_Realty_6x5 Beach Clulb_Portofino_March 2011.qxd 3/21/2011 10:25 AM Page 1 ARE YOU READY?We understand your insurance needs!850-623-8092CALL DENISE TAYLOR TODAY FOR A QUOTE family owned and operated independent insurance agency Life, Business Auto & Motorcycle Commercial Vehicle Homeowners & Flood Homes Townhomes Condominiums Pensacola Beach Rentals800-334-2056 850-932-3530 Vacation RentalsLes Burke, manager 850-932-2323 Move In Specials Climate Controlled Self Storage Drive Up Access Boat Parking Moving & Packing Supplies 24/7 Digital Surveillance Safe, Clean & Secure Great Rates Professional Managementsmartstopselfstorage.com15 McClure Drive Gulf Breezeformerly Storage AdvantageNOW HEAR THISDeRamus Hearing Centers has a new office at 3686 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze. Owner Glenda DeRamus welcomes Melanie Friend, audiologist and Hearing Aid Specialist Jason West to her staff. WEAR WINNERWEAR-TV in conjunction with the Beach Chamber sponsored a Season Your Holidays trivia contest on Facebook. Of course, the answers were always available to Island Times readers. Elizabeth Schreys name was drawn from the trivia players. She received a Beach weekend courtesy of Tammy Bohannon at Emerald Coast Rentals. STRIKING NEWSLong time Beach resident Elaine Mitchell is well known for being a gourmet cook, seamstress and one of the original members of the Mystic Krewe of Nereids. She bowls a pretty mean game, too. According to the stats at the New Liberty Lanes, Mitchell bowled a 178 during the Satellite Ladies league competition. GENEROUS RUNNERSPensacola Beach is a mecca for 5K races. The athletes generate income for Island businesses and impact the community with their generous spirit. The races often benefit local non-profits. During the Christmas season, the Pensacola Runners Association along with Captn Fun Runners are making a $750 donation to the Manna Food Bank. Runners will deliver the donation along with non-perishable items they have collected at their Christmas Party. ARTEL PATRONSIsland Realty owners Nan Harper and John Pinzino sponsored the Artel Gallery 2011 Members Show. Because of their sponsorship, artists were invited to exhibit work at no charge. The gallery is located at 223 Palafox Place in Pensacola.COOL DEALFor a limited time, the Pensacola Civic Center is hosting holiday skates complete with twinkling ice and merry music. One hour sessions will be available December 18 22 starting at 2 p.m. Skating price is $10 including skate rental or $7 if you have your own skates. Groups of 15 or more are eligible for a discounted rate of $8 per person (includes skate rental). Capacity is limited for each session, so get your tickets early! Tickets Charge By Phone 800-745-3000, or www.ticketmaster.com.COATS FOR KIDSCooler temperatures have arrived. Staff and volunteers of Gulf Breeze Hospital invite the community to participate in a winter coat drive for area children and families in need. All sizes of clean, gently worn coats will be accepted through Dec. 31 at Gulf Breeze Hospital. Donation boxes are located in the main lobby near the entrance to the Breezeway Caf and in the ER/Surgicare waiting area. Donated coats should be in good condition. For more information, contact Cindy Westergard at Gulf Breeze Hospital, 850934-2367. STAY SAFEIsland bartenders are happy to call a taxi if you are tipsy. Dont drink, and drive. Levin Rinke Resort Realty sponsored the Joy for the Beach Concert, December 6 at Our Lady Catholic Church. Sponsor Robert Rinke, left, and Concert founder and director Karen Jurkowich confer prior to the start of the concert.

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Island Times December 13, 2011 PAGE 12 500 Quietwater Beach Blvd 850-932-1417 Upstairs from Key Sailing Home of the Who Dat Burger & The TsunamiBurgers Fries ShakesMUG CLUBYou may be able to see stars on Wednesday Nites! Stay Tuned. Buy a new 24 oz Surf Burger mug for $20. It comes full of your choice of draft beers with the purchase. Every draft beer after that in the mug is just $2.50.B&B MondayBURGERS & BEER During game time, buy one SurfBurger, get one FREE. Buy one full price domestic beer, get one FREE. Go Team Surf Burger!Cool StuffWipe Out Milk Shake Root Beer Floats Full Bar featuring a Cruzan Pain Killer Frozen Drink Souvenir T-Shirts Surf Burger Shot Glassescome see ourICE Tapfor draft beer Hey YawlBy Frank Cooper Open everyday at 9 AM 850-934-3141 OPEN AIR DECK Overlooks Sabine Bay Free Sunsets Waterfront Location Next to the Yacht Club Happy Hour 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 PaddyOLearysIrishPub.com Authentic Irish Pub Texas HoldEmFootballPro & College All The Games! Sunday Ticket www.DalesBigDeck.com 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd at the Sabine Marina Dec 13 $3 Crown on Down, 9 pm to Midnite Dec 14 $3 Crown on Down, 9 pm to Midnite Dec 15 Karaoke with Becky, 7-11 Dec 16 Karaoke with Becky, 7-11 Dec 17 Rusty Grits, 7-11 Dec 18 New Orleans Saints, Noon. Mike Jencks & One Hot Mess, 3-7. $3 Crown on Down, 9 pm to Midnite Dec 19 Happy Hour All Day, All Night Dec 20 $3 Crown on Down, 9 pm to Midnite Dec 21 $3 Crown on Down, 9 pm to Midnite Dec 22 Karaoke with Becky, 7-11 Dec 23 Karaoke with Becky, 7-11 Dec 24 Shawna P and Adam Tyler Brown, 6-10 Dec 25 Johnny Barbados & Lucky Dogs, 3-7. $3 Crown on Down, 9 pm to Midnite Dec 26 Happy Hour All Day, All Night Dec 27 $3 Crown on Down, 9 pm to MidniteDales Big Deck Merry ChristmasBaby Jesus and Pastor Jack A number of years ago Dixie and I lived in Gulf Breeze and had moved our church letter to the Beach Church. We met the pastor, Jack Forrest, through the Beach Mardi Gras which Jane Waters had instigated along with Frank Douglas and Larry Geisel. You can read that story in Janes book, To the Beat of an Island Drum. We absolute loved Pastor Jack. He made us feel right at home the first Sunday we attended his service. We had close friends already in the church. Chet and Nona Christie, and Bob and Patty Barrington. Anyway, I had a boat which I docked at Pier One Marina in Gulf Breeze. One Christmas Eve, I was down at the boat talking with Tom Riensmidt, on his houseboat in the adjoining slip. As I left I met a stranger on the dock and while talking with him I heard this baby cry. Not a hurt cry. Just a tiny, baby cry. What was a baby doing on the dock? I asked the stranger, Kevin Winfield, if he heard that. Yes, thats my new baby. She is there in the cockpit of my sailboat. As I looked, bless pat, there was a tiny baby enjoying the sunshine in a cardboard box in the cockpit. I learned then that Kevin, had worked offshore in Alaska as a halibut fisherman and was taking his new family to visit his wifes mother in Sarasota. The Alaskan halibut are similar to our local flounder but can grow to 400 pounds. Ill bet they cant taste any better than our Gulf Flounder. Kevins wife, Rose Marie, was real pregnant and they planned to have the baby on the boat. Honest Miss Scarlett. I dont know nothing bout birthing no babies. The mother was convinced she could have that baby on the boat but wiser heads prevailed and she agreed to go to a hospital. Luckily they were crossing the Mississippi River on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway when the baby decided to come. She got to a hospital, had the baby, and was back on the boat the next day. Honestly, I cant think of anything tougher than a mother having a baby. Period! As we talked, Kevin asked if we had a laundry mat in Gulf Breeze. No, but we would be thrilled to have the new baby spend her first Christmas Eve with us and they could use our washer and dryer. They agreed, reluctantly, and I loaded up the new family and took them over to the house. As Kevin was starting the clothes, I asked Rose Marie if they wanted to go out to the Beach Church with us for the regular Christmas Eve service. Will there be singing? she asked. Yes, she wanted to go! The Beach Church then was housed in a small block building owned by the Pensacola Beach Womans Club. It was pretty small but it was all we needed and we had that great preacher, Rev. Jack Forest. Pastor Jack loved the Christmas service since there was usually a tiny baby among the flock which the mother would allow Pastor Jack to place in a manger and greet people when they came in the door. This year there wasnt a new baby among the membership, so Pastor Jack had to substitute a doll for the manger scene. It didnt quite seem the same, but it was the best he could do under the circumstances. When our little group entered the front door you should have seen the look on Pastor Jacks face. Baby Jesus, he called out. Pastor Jack literally swooped down on this unsuspecting little mother and took the tiny baby from her arms and placed it in the manger. Again, we had a live manger scene, no matter that this baby Jesus was a girl. Rose Marie, a good Catholic girl, was obviously very happy. Later that night she called her mother in Sarasota. The mother was thrilled and Pastor Jack had a new friend from Sarasota at the Beach Church. Kevin and Rose Marie and the new baby left the next day and continued on down to Sarasota on their sailboat. They must have sold the boat in Sarasota because the next thing we heard they were back in Moro Bay, California. Later their Christmas cards featured the three children growing up through school and Kevins successful tour boat business on Moro Bay. But they always mentioned their daughter being Baby Jesus in the manger scene on Pensacola Beach and Rose Marie always asked about the wonderful Pastor Jack. Pigskin Prognostications BY BARRY MCCLEARY Our very own guru of the gridiron Barry McCleary has issued the following picks for the upcoming college bowl games, noting that these come to you from the bottom of his heart. According to Barry, his picks in no way reflect any actual research nor reason, he just picks em. December 17 Wyoming over Ohio fayette over San Diego State December 20 Florida International December 21 over Lousiana Tech December 22 State over Arizona State December 24 December 26 over Missouri December 27 over Purdue over Louisville December 28 December 29 over Notre Dame, Go Noles. December 30 Rutgers. Just because they beat the Cowboys. Thank you and Roll Tide! over Wake Forest Because Oklahoma did not beat the Cowboys December 31 guys in the SEC over Northwestern over Utah. Because the Utes beat Alabama great year, but a few points short over Cincinnati UCLA, Its Zooks last game. Auburn. Just look who they are playing! Additional predictions will appear in the Dec. 27 edition.

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Monday Night after 8:30 pm 50 games $2 shoe rentals Thirty-two United States Marines from MATSG-21 came to the Beach for Thanksgiving Day. Before attending a sumptuous feast at the Beach Elks Lodge, they worked up an appetite playing Tiki Island miniature golf and racing in the Wacky Relay Races sponsored by Island Times. Members of the winning Team Charlie are (L to R): LCPL Mitchel Crow, PFC Francisco Huerta, PFC Christopher Chino, PFC Sergio Ochoa, PFC Samuel Lima, Private Mark Cochran, and PCF Robert Terry. Pensacola Beach resident Retired Marine Corps Major Jim Knell organizes the annual event. Photo by BDJ Racers were costumed for Christmas at the Jingle Bell Run to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, November 26 on Pensacola Beach. (L to R) Alisha Trawick, Mallory Sullivan, Beth McCanse, Andrea Sullivan, Rachel Pedersen and Melanie Essary from Gulf Breeze finished the 5K as a group with a time of 52 minutes and 45 seconds. There were 445 entries. Mrs. Claus outpaced Santa at the Jingle Bell Run to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, November 26 on Pensacola Beach. Sue Campbell finished the 5K just a step ahead of her husband, Steve in a time of 1:02.

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PAGE 14 Island Times December 13, 2011 CLASSIFIED ADS are $5 for 20 words. Additional words are 10 cents each. Send ad with check made payable to Shelley Ink, P.O. Box 844, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562.BEAUTIFUL LOT Waterfront Gulf Breeze. Stunning on Santa Rosa Sound. Your own beach with 1.73 acres. Build your dream home. $300,000. Owner will divide. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607 __________________________ Pensacola Beach Condo 2-bedroom, 14th floor unit in Emerald Dolphin. $310,000. Call Jeremy Johnson, Island Realty, 850-377-3145 Pensacola Beach Two bed Two bath condo. MLS listing #398291. Call today for your tour. $165,000. Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty, 850-748-0865 __________________________ Looking for a Beach lot? Now is the time to buy. Prices are low. Call Jeremy Johnson, Island Realty. 850-377-3145 __________________________Real Estate For SaleCLASSIFIED ADVERTISING NAME:_________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________ CITY: ________________________________STATE: ___ ZIP: ______________Pensacola Beach 3 Bedroom/2 Bath waterfront. Lease six month minimum. $2000 pe rmonth. 207 Sabine Drive/Villa Sabine. Furnished or unfurnished. Beach Elementary Schools, Gulf Breeze Middle and High Schools. 850430-9251. __________________________ Pensacola Beach Vacations Rentals. Call for the BEST RATES on Beachfront condos and beach homes. Toll Free 800-242-3224. Visit online jmevacations.com __________________________ Pensacola Beach. 2BR/2BA. Office. 185 on Sound. A must see! 261 Sabine Drive. $1500/mo + deposit. 850-261-1579. __________________________ Pensacola Beach WATERFRONT home for rent (day, month) 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Magnificent Sound views. Look in vrbo.com/297345 and call/text Liz 850-516-7635 or 850380-8830. Send a check for $32 made payable to Shelley Ink Mail to: PO Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844 Personalized Real Estate Services! Sales Rental Consulting James Hlubek 850-380-0014 Real Estate Services Real Estate For Rent Gregory Street Assembly Hall Weddings Receptions Parties. Seating up to 150 850607-8633 Find Us On Facebook Weddings Double Red: Water Closed to public Red: High hazard, high surf and/or strong currents Yellow: Medium hazard, moderate surf and/ or currents Green: Low hazard, calm conditions, exercise caution Purple: Dangerous marine life Surf FlagsCalendar DECEMBER Dec 14 Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. Open to the Public Dec 16 Christmas Cupcake Factory, Tiki Island, 3 p.m. Dec 17 Beach Church Christmas Dinner. Social hour at 6. Dinner at 7. Christmas carols. Everyone welcome. No Charge. Bring a side dish or dessert. Dec 18 Christmas Cantata. Beach Church. 10 a.m. Everyone welcome. Nursery provided. Dec 18 Santa and His Paparazzi, Island Style, 2 4 pm December 24 Candlelight and Carols, Beach Church, 6 pm Dec 31 NYE Fireworks, Midnight JANUARY 2012 Jan 1 Polar Bear Plunge, Paradise, 2 p.m. Jan 11 Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 p.m. 1 Via De Luna. Open to the Public. Jan 14 Pensacola Beach Run. 5K, 10K, Half Marathon. Pensacola Runners. Jan 25 Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 .m. 1 Via de Luna. Open To The Public. FEBRUARY 2012 Feb 4 Double Bridge Run. FitnessYour land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Land/Home packages also available. Call Clayton Homes at 850-682-3344. TAI CHI FOR WELLNESS, Qi Chong & More! Wednesdays & Saturdays 10:0011:10 am, CHIPS 24 Hour Health Club; $5/session. Bring a friend. Call BEACH TAI CHI, 380.8830, Email star8830@yahoo.com. WANTED TO RENT EmploymentBuilding Real Estate Sales Team to meet demand. Top dential Interview. Noel Faddis, RMI/Realty Marts. 850-932-5376 __________________________ Looking for a New Home? Get up to an $8,000 credit when you purchase from us. Call Clayton Homes at 850682-3344. Looking for a fun gift? Send Island Times to everyone on your list.... naughty or nice. NOTARY to perform wedding ceremonies. 850-748-6878 Waterfront or Waterview House. Gulf Front or will consider northside of Ariola Dr. Local, professional, permanent resident. Length of lease negotiable. Please respond to: islandtimes@bellsouth.net

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Island Times PAGE 15 December 13, 2011FOR RESULTS Island Times Info 850-324-2667Downtown Pensacola Beach Weekly ScheduleMonday: Sandshaker, 7 PM Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7 PM Friday: Castaways, 7 PM Saturday: The Dock, 2 PM Sunday: Paddy OLearys, 5 PM Texas 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 DJs Beach Cafe 63 Via de Luna across from Springhill Suites 850-916-0716 Closed Mondays & Tuesdays Start Your Day The Right Way Breakfast 8 AM TO NOONHAVE A BIG BEACH BREAKFAST! Lunch 11 AM TO 2 PM know whats happening read Island TimesHave your copy delivered to your mailbox every other week. Studio98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800 Sat 10 to 5 FULL SERVICE HAIR SALON MIDNIGHT FIREWORKS NEW YEARS PLUNGE POLAR BEAR Gulf Pier New Years Eve 2PM Paradise Bar & Grill New Years Day Season YOUR 31 Holidays DECEMBER 1 JANUARY 850-932-1500 pensacolabeachchamber.com In the sports world, playoffs are on everyones Christmas list. The beachs Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun poker circuit is no different. The battle for Novembers Player of the Month went into a sudden death, head-to-head playoff between Ted Gorder and Todd Lentini. Deputy Commissioner of Player of the Month after the showdown. They battled for 23 minutes and Todd Lentini was victorious, she said. He is the champ. Richard Uzdevenes, poker promoter, is handing out a Rookie Recognition to Pensacola State Colleges Deb Friedman. The Southern Belle has made very few appearances at the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun tables, but sashayed into the winners circle at Paddy OLearys on December 4. Fellow educator Maureen Humphrey was the runner-up. The games have been going great with lots of winners and lots of fun, said Uzdevenes. Paddy's was voted the number one place to play poker on the Gulf Coast. The Shaker came in at number two. Thanks to everyone for making my game the top choice. From The Chip Stack Be ready to bet and bluff on Saturday, December 17 at 2 p.m. at the Toyz4444Tots Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Tourney at The Dock. Bring an unwrapped toy for a child in the $20 range and join the fun, said Uzdevenes. The U.S. Marines will be there in support. Congrats to the following who earned top spots: Castaways November 25 1. Sara Mandel 2. Akim Anastopoulo December 2 1. Kelley Trout 2. Ted Gorder The Dock November 26 1. John Woodham 2. Tex Atkinson December 3 1. Tex Atkinson 2. Mary Jo Misiak Sandshaker Lounge November 28 1. Kelley Trout 2. Larry Paz December 5 1. Phil Tracy 2. Tommy Grice Paddy OLearys November 27 1. Todd Lentini December 1 1. Ted Gorder 2. Tex Atkinson December 4 1. Deb Friedman 2. Maureen Humphrey The Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun gang invites everyone to join them at the felt. The games are open to anyone 21 or older who has a basic knowledge of poker. If you are on the beach for an evening, a weekend or a lifetime, you are welcome to play. Please call the Poker Hotline for game schedules during the holidays, 850-324-2667. Lentini Earns Player of the Month Title Tropical Christmas attire was the uniform of the day at the Santa Rosa Island Authoritys Christmas Party. Public Safety Director Bob West, left, and the Beachs elected SRIA Board Member Dr.

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Island Times PAGE 17 December 13, 2011 After Sundown FLOUNDERS CHOWDER HHOUSE Celebrating 30 years of Floundering neath the moon and stars. Offering fresh Seafood including Tuna, Mahi and of course Flounder! Award winning chowder, po boys, burgers and Pensacola Beach Style baked oysters. Sample our Fresh catch including the Shrimp Boat 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 W WE GOT EEM Only restaurant on Pensacola Beach offering breath taking views of the Gulf while dining directly on the beach. Come as you are straight off the sandy beach and enjoy our indoor/outdoor bar and gulf side deck. Crabs has the largest selection of Crab on the beach, was voted Best Crab by News Journal readers. She Crab Soup, Stuffed Blue Crabs, 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.com MMcCGUIRES IIRISH PUB One 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.com SSIDELINES SSpPORTS BBAR AND RRESTAURANT 11 big screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, its or outdoor seating. Video sports games. days a week. 934-3660. NNATIVE CAfFE Open at 7:30 a.m. seven days a week. Owned and operated by friendly natives serving locally produced seafood and delicacies. The Fish Tacos are an experience to enjoy. The owners say their goal is to preserve the unique 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 SSANDSHAKER LLOUNgGE Tradition since 1973. Its the Home of the Original Bushwacker 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 BBAR 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. Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, its Open 7 days. 850-916-5087. PEgGLLEgG PETES Ahoy, Matey. Youve found a Pensacola Beach treasure. 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 Island TimesPensacola Beachs Newspaper Krewe of Wrecks Meetings begin at 6 p.m. Memberships at meeting, $30 Dec 19 Paradise Dec 26 Bamboo Willies Jan 2 Flounder s Jan 9 Hemingways Jan 16 Lillos Jan 23 Paddy OLearys Jan 30 The Break Feb 6 Elks Lodge Mardi Gras Mardi Gras on the Island Events January 7 Krewe of Nereids King Kake Party, Paradise, 3 p.m. January 7 Krewe of Shakers WigWacker Wiggin Out, Shaker, 9 p.m. January 13 Krewe of Junkanoo Costumes&Coronation, Shaker, 7 p.m. January 20 Krewe of Nereids Moon Pie Party, Sandshaker, 7 p.m. January 28 Krewe of Nauga Champagne Breakfast, The Dock January 28 Krewe of Brewe Beach Babe Contest & Party, 1 p.m. February 11 Kids and Kritters Parade February 11 Krewe of Wrecks Grand Costume Ball, Elks February 13 Queens Dinner, Flounders February 13 Kings Supper, Elks February 18 Champagne Breakfast, Crabs We Got Em February 19 Krewe of Wrecks Parade, 2 p.m. February 20 Red Beans and Rice Lunch, 11 a.m. Casino February 21 Krewe of Coma, Sandshaker, 6 p.m. February 21 Shoe Box Float Contest, Paradise, 8 p.m. Some events require tickets, reservations and krewe memberships. More details to be announced. Be sure to visit the Krewe of Wrecks Founders Bench at Flounders PensacolaBeachMardiGras.com The Santa Rosa Island Authoritys Sue Smith, left, is retiring this month. Her sister Ann Ahern arrived on the Beach to help Sue celebrate. They attended the SRIA Christmas Party and Beach honored by the Chamber for her service at their parade. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays fromJane, Frank, Shelley, Richard, Kathi, Tom, Fr. Paul, Elizabeth, Joe, Candace, Rick, Terri, Libby, Madison & Amber Lee

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Island Times PAGE 19 December 13, 2011 One Stop Shop for the Watersports EnthusiastsSALES & RENTALSPensacola Beach at the Boardwalk 850-932-5520 www.KeySailing.comOPEN 9 to 6weather permitting Boat RentalsEnd-of-Season Sale WAVE RUNNERSWe will store your purchase til Christmas! readin the water By Saltwater Rick Christmas time is getn near and the Pompano have been hanging out in local waters. Guess its global something or another. Anyway they sure are good eating. Live Shrimp is the ticket and I cant think of a better gift than a new Pomp rig. Lady Angler Terri McKamey reports that Alex Searcy got cember using live shrimp as bait. Ive found these have been working quite well too especially in the late afternoon, said McKamey. I have this thing about those little pink beads. Seems I always catch more Pompano if Ive got them on the rig. And the pompano have size to them as well. man brought some Pompano and McKamey said if, you catch em theyll cook em! run now and you can watch and catch them up on the surface in a major feeding frenzy. Thats a sight to see! Ive had no trouble catchlast few weeks, said McKamey. Shrimp and bull minnows work well. Slot sized reds are on the docks right now in good numbers. If the bays are rough, get on the lee side and hit the deeper docks with live shrimp and youll catch your limit in a hurry. The cold fronts will help and thats when the fun really of November, large numbers of into Pensacola Bay and the upper bay areas to spawn. This is some of the best inshore light tackle and it happens every year like clockwork. Santa note: there are some pretty good wrappers around the person in your house very happy. Its mullet, mullet, mullet everywhere. Ive been seen the Net Boys on the Big Bridge nailing them under the lights late at night. Its a long toss, but the results are outstanding. been riding down to Opal Beach and hanging with the kids on the Soundside. What a great spot for Flounder! The long point holds a lot of sand with a nice grass line and very shallow waters, so giggin or jiggin will work and its the best thing this time of year. Great sunsets and no people! Terri McKamey remarked to me that the Flounder are on the move to their spawning grounds. Several of my friends that do a lot of gigging have been going pretty regularly over the last two weeks; they are getting really good doormat size although not Santa Shakes It Up, too! MON: 10 AM -Close Half Price Drinks/Shots for BARE Customers $2 TUES: 10 AM -Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. Karaoke w/Becky, 8 PM Ladies WED: 5 PM -Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. Other Drinks Half Price. Mike Jencks & Friends, 8 PM THURS: 7 PM -Close Half Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt Music at 8 PM I shopped at the GIFT SHOP Its Always ShakinChristmas Day PartyKyle Parker Band Live on Stage 4 to 8 PM Sunday, Dec. 25 TWO DAYS OF PARTIES Fri, Dec 30 & Sat, Dec 31 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from the Boardwalk 850-932-2211 www.sandshaker.com Best Place to watch Fireworks at midnite Best Place to watch Fireworks at midnite Live Bands Friday Saturday Sunday 2011 New Years Weekend Celebration in great numbers, she said. Speckled Trout are on the move, too. They are up on the ambushing big schools of Alewives and Finger Mullet that are still moving through. McKamey suggests to use live bait to catch or the big mullet type plugs. There are still lots of Big Spanish around. Kings and Bluethe Port and Three Mile Bridge Fishing is good all over the system. If you get a chance to reel one in over the holidays, click a picture and email it to me at islandtimes@bellsouth.net. Id love to hear from you and see Take a short ride to the east end of our Paradise and [ ] Merry Christmas to all. November 25 in Alabama. The 8-point buck weighed 190 pounds, and was shot at a distance of 165 yards. Johnson was the guest at Frank Rushings hunting camp. Runners Race Into New YearIf your New Years resolution includes running a 5K, 10K or Half Marathon, then sign up which begins at 7:30 a.m. SaturPavilion. You can register as late as Marlin. The post race party is at the Sandshaker, which includes awards ceremonies, and a chance to purchase race gear and commemorative jewelry at the mini expo. For more information or to register go to www.imAthlete. Clark at 850-261-2200.

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