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Island Times Volume VIII, Number 17 Pensacola Beach, Florida December 11, 2012The Sisters of the Beach have an intrinsic knowledge of what Christmas is about. So much so, they could be professors, teaching others about sharing the spirit of the season. They live by the standards of giving, loving and celebrating, daily. The annual SOB Christmas Luncheon is much like a college reunion, and the campus is at Flounders Beach. There were foreign exchange students, incoming freshmen and tenured SOBs. The toasting Sisters are (front row, L to R): Sandy Watkins, Dawn Drees, Lori Howard, Beverly Sarasua, Pam Jewell, Jayne Drees Redmond, Kathi Lewis, Christine Hewerdine, Patrice Friant, and Monica McVay. Middle row, L to R: Yoko Jimison, Mary Sweeney, Samantha Yoko, Loretta Browder, Carole Bell, Janice Morgan, Maggie Black, Cathy Kress, Carleen Wheeler, Diane Tyson, Melanie Waite, Gloria Skaggs, Jennifer Beasley, Jane Peaden, Melissa Overlade, Dee Riley, Shirley Blake, Kim Schmitz, Peggy Henshall, Mary Claus, Bobbi Cunningham, Deborah Burke, Kathy Christoff and Chris Hill. Back row, L to R: Lois Jernigan, Shari Strain, Gail Petty, Marie McLellan, Becky Shearman, Lila Cox, DJ Zemenick, Judy LOignon, Deb Friedman, Danah Gibson, Gwen Gibson, Shelly Geier, Millie Davis, Rita Love Perry, Amy Depew, Lisa Busby, Jane McGrath and Ebba Dampier. Not in photo: Liz Hewson, Melody Spink, Robin Taylor. If you want to learn more, turn to page 2. Christmas CollegeClass of 2012

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PAGE 2 Island Times December 11, 2012 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 EventsDecember 16: Christmas Cantata Beach Church, 10 AM Breakfast with Santa, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 11 AM December 24 Candlelight and Carols Beach Church 6 PM The choir of the Pensacola Beach Community Church invites visitors to join in their Island Christmas Eve tradition of caroling by candlelight. Free. December 25 Christmas Day Catholic Mass, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 9:45 am December 31: Ring in the new year with islandwide celebrations. January 1: PM Sisters Share Love and Lessons Pensacola Beach, is a second generation Sister of the Beach. Sisters of the deploy overseas this month. Cool Cats And Brave Bears To Take New Years Plunge Island Times

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Island Times PAGE 3Forever ...Barefoot on the BeachAs a tribute to Jane Waters who passed away January 10, Island Times will continue to run some of Janes favorite columns for your enjoyment December 11, 2012 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 WINGS49Every 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 Mardi Gras on the Island schedule sponsored by WWW.PENSACOLABEACHMARDIGRAS.COM Events 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. I 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 big open Pole, he told his wife, Rosa, about his plan to move the entire operasurrounded by sparkling water. A place that was warm and cozy. Where the elves could test the 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 CocaCola. 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. 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 when Santa stops by to check on his property. Hey, Santa and Rosa, your island is alive and well.The Day Santa Named The Island

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PAGE 4 Island Times December 11, 2012 ?? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia?? ????? ? ? ??? ? PEOPLE??? ? Be a Sport FootballCollege & Pro Game time specials Saints Fans Welcome Top TenBeach Bar in Florida Open AirFull Service Bar Dress Code Come as you are by boat, bike or car. Great Food Beach Bar 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 paradisebar-grill.com Sunday Dec 16 Victor Wainwright & The Wild Roots Wednesday, Dec 26 Bryan Lee Sat Sun, Dec 29 -30 The HangoversHolidays A Hassle? Celebrate with us!On Stage Happy New Year! Dazzling Party Dec 31 st Fireworks at Midnite Play & Stay Rates at The Inn Wake up in Paradise! Reservations 850-932-2319 Polar Bear Plunge PM Humbug Dan McGrath is about as jolly as the Trivia Master, but he knows his geography. The island in the Indian Ocean with the holiday name is Christmas Island. The place was wild and wooly until Captain William Mynors named it Christmas Day, 1643. He did not go ashore. The English buccaneering ship Cygnet arrived under Captain Swan in 1688, and that was the first recorded landing. Full of turkey and nearly frost-bitten Gwen Foster from the Wrecked Jersey Shore sent her correct answer, followed by Mike Cook, who has enough frequent flier miles from traveling this year, to book a trip to Christmas Island. Trivia Tim Pike was on the mark. Trivia Tim spends his days at the Holiday Inn Express while sharpening his brain cells for the next edition of the Beachs newspaper. Answers bubbled up from players new to trivia but wellfamiliar names like Sue Garnjobst and Jeff McCain. They were stuffed into the overflowing trivia email box just seconds apart. Sharon Felder Bernard sent this answer, Ho! Ho! Ho! I know this one! Christmas Island is what the Trivia Master is looking for. Crossing fingers, toes and eyes that I'm first. The TM is not sure how she typed after being so crossed. She admitted being under the influence of an Anti-Grinch Super-Spray. Sorry, no shirt, so uncross your eyes Ms. Super Sprayed Sharon. Chuck McKenney merrily answered correctly and categorized the Island as lovely. According to the Christmas Island Tourism Society it is a nature lovers refuge. Kathy Christoff made a prediction of a record number of correct answers being received for this too-easy-trivia question. It was like kids writing to Santa. They were all good! Sir Morrie Drees of the Trivia Roundtable and the Duchess of the Dunes Joanne Brooks knew it was Christmas Island. Way to go, Sir and Duchy. Our young friend Pier McMillan from Gulf Breeze who is an outdoorsman and big fan of Christmas revved up his search engine and sent this answer, Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean that is a known tourist destination especially around the holidays. Give that kid a candy cane, just for trying. His Mom Angeli went way out in the water thinking it was Diego Garcia. Must have lost something in the translation. Better luck next time. From Christmas Island to Santa Rosa Island, ring in the New Year with a new Island Times t-shirt by being the first person to correctly answer this. A long standing Beach tradition is swimming in the Sound on January 1 in an oh-so-chilly Polar Bear style event. The current host of the Polar Bear Plunge is Paradise Bar and Grill, but they were not the originators. What other Soundfront business, owned by a pair of brothers, encouraged beach bums and babes to dip in the saltwater on the first day of the year? Hurry and send your answer to islandtimes@bellsouth. net with trivia in the subject line. Include your name and phone number so the Trivia Master knows who you are and how to talk to you. Deadline to answer is December 17. WARMER WEATHERBeach resident and business man David Kelly was in Costa Rica hoping to catch some rays and some waves. Mother Nature tricked him and put better weather at home than at his tropical getaway. GLAD YOURE HEREAlan Steiff receives his Island Times in Brainerd, Minnesota, unless of course, he happens to be eating at Shaggys on Pensacola Beach when the circulation manager drops the newest edition off. Probably feels good to read the beachs news while on the island.JOY JOINERSThe Joy for the Beach Concert rocked! Lots of longtime beach residents like Claire and Norm Cullerton make it a part of their Christmas traditions. Among the sponsors was Gulf Breeze Animal Hospital Doc Tim Gossman.A WHISP OF SMOKEThe Beach bid farewell to a gentle soul with the passing of Smokey Joe. A well recognized artist and carver, Smokey was equally as famous for being a free spirited Islander who loved his friends. A memorial paddle out was held at Paradise, December 8. His generous love will be missed by his tribe which included family, friends and furry ones. Donations may be made in his honor to the Humane Society of Pensacola, 5 N Q St., Pensacola, FL 32505. Smokey Joe Waitsman, 47, of Pensacola passed away Friday, November 30.

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PAGE 5 Island Times December 11, 2012 Blue Sky Gift Shoppe3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Tiger Plaza Next to Sonic Time to DECK THE HALLS & the entire house! Gifts Galore Santa Shops Here! Gift WrappingLeaseholders may become leash holders. The Architectural and Environmental Committee of the Santa Rosa Island Authority voted in favor of recommending a Gulfside Dog Park be established on Pensacola Beach at their November 28 meeting. Committee Chair Tammy Bohannon along with Member Ed Guernsey recommended that the Full Board set Lot F. The Dog Park would be open daily from sunrise to 10 a.m. for leashed dogs. The owners must participate in a permitting process to include a fee. A special leash or tag would be given to designate permitted pets. Amenities should include a hand washing station and a dog waste disposal kiosk. Committee Member Thomas Campanella voted against the park. He noted that diseases can be contracted from waste and thought the idea should be held in committee until after the New Year. I dont want to establish a reputation for having pets on the dont think anyone can control their dog with voice commands all the time. They get focused Guernsey did not see any reason to delay the vote. Postponing this wont acGuernsey. I want to see proper and give this a trial period of one year. Then we can review and sented by leaseholder Karen for dog-friendly activities. She discussed the single site proposal and asked that the Committee consider allowing dogs off leash except during turtle and bird nesting season. As this progresses and she asked. The Committees vote of 2 to 1 moves the recommendation to the December 12 Full Board meeting agenda. The Committee received updates on proposed Land Development Code changes from SRIA Director of Environmental change will provide leaseholders more alternatives for a dock location. The current ordinance only allows for docks to be located in the center one-third of the lot. The proposed change increases the possible dock locato avoid delicate sea grass beds or other obstacles. Ghio explained that the current ordinance makes it very expensive to have a dock permitted. The limited area for construction makes many leaseholders request a variance or unable to build at all. The Committee voted unanimously to approve the change. An amendment to the Land Development Code to change the way residential and commercial construction permits are handled in order to expedite the process was met with resistance Beach resident. Campanella and Guernsey favored the change which would allow SRIA staff to review and approve projects that currently must receive the Committees approval. I think this speeds up the application process and helps Guernsey concurred stating that they do not need to be micro-managers and should trust and rely upon staffs expertise. she was totally opposed to the to construction was a favorable position. She reminded the Committee that once something is voiced concerns about overdevelopment and loss of power by the SRIA. This is a unique beach with up the right of oversight. The developers are circling. They want the caps removed. I represent the people who live on this island and I dont like where this Newly Retired SRIA Board Member Vernon Prather addressed the Committee to ask if a leaseholder requested the Code be amended. He noted that he did not see this request during his tenure. It is your task to continue the oversight of development on here to represent the leaseholders not the Board of CommisThe motion to recommend the change passed 2 to 1 with Bohannon opposed. Ghio requested the Committee approve retaining Mitigation continue his work in assisting leaseholders who qualify for FEMA monies to elevate or reconstruct homes. According project manager for the eight homes which potentially qualify for funding to be elevated. His so there would be no cost to the SRIA. The Committee approved mously. The Development and Leasing Committee will receive a report during their December meeting regarding the lease fee ing to Committee Chairman Ed Guernsey. Guernsey tasked staff to collect data on fees collected by neighboring beach communities along with taxes. I want to see property taxfrom nearby areas to use as a The Administrative Committee Chairman Thomas Campanella accepted the strong Director Buck Lee. Lease fee collections for the year ending higher than the previous year. said Lee. Its going to be an tees approved: Sabine Sandbars request wiches on their open air deck. Resort Entertainments request to operate a family entertainment center at the current Tiki Island property. Developlion. Future improvements of for food and retail. the Pensacola Beach Relay for Life event. Past and current Board Members photos to be hung in the SRIA lobby. The Santa Rosa Island Authority Full Board and CommitLuna. The agendas are available meetings are open to the public. Island Authority Committees Tackle Tough Topics Members Tangle on Leashes, Changes To Land Code

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PAGE 6 Island Times December 11, 2012 by Kathi Lewis peas, porridge & a dry martini 850-261-2462Owner Peggy Henshall is ready to keep you in stitches!www.CajunStitchery.com CajunStitchery@yahoo.comnames, logos, custom artsmall or large quantities 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 native cafeowned & operated by friendly natives! Go Native Daily 7:30 AM to 3 PM Our sh tacos are the best! Serving Breakfast & Lunch ARE YOU READY?We understand your insurance needs!850-623-8092CALL US TODAY FOR A QUOTE family owned and operated independent insurance agency Life, Business Auto & Motorcycle Commercial Vehicle Homeowners & Flood This years SOB Christmas Brunch was one of the best! I hate it for those Sistahs who were unable to be there. For the Sistahs who missed it because of circumstances beyond your control, rest assured that we sang to all of you. Now if you were just on a planned vacation to New York City, youll have to catch it next year. It doesnt mean we dont love you its just a bit harder to have any sympathy. Yall know Im teasing bemissed. But you should never, ever do that again! May God Bless the staff of nitely earned their money. I believe we had about 50 SOBs and I had made a reservation for 35. One of our waiters, Ronson Stewart, had worked the Brunch last year. He said he went to Biloxi afterwards and immediately won $500. The SOBs brought him something more than good luck at the casino, because he has no recollection of how he actually got to Biloxi. But hey, with $500 in winnings you can afford a bus ticket home, right? Tyler Thompson was the second waiter to be thrown in the deep end of these thirsty and demanding SOBs. Im sure these wonderful men were very experienced and up until this day, believed they had seen it all in the food service business. I am even more sure that they both learned a lot more than they ever wanted to know. First lesson: toss away all that stuff you learned before you got to the SOB Brunch. Second lesson: We are the thirstiest of any customers youll foremost priority is Champagne (or other cocktails for the SOBs not drinking Champagne) and keep em coming. During the Brunch price concerns evaporate; just bring us what we want. Third lesson: Although some SOBs are already hungry, there are those of us want to put our food in a box to enjoy later. ever gotten home with the food I ordered. They usually get pretty mixed up immediately upon leaving Flounders. It is sorta like Musical Chairs but with take-out boxes instead. That has never stopped me from eating and enjoying it (such a nice surprise) and declaring it the very best food Ive ever eaten. Fourth lesson: Make sure you practice some sort of leg exercises beginning several weeks before the date of the Brunch. Ronson and Tyler were running so fast they looked like our island Sandpipers. Thanks to Manager Chase Cole for accommodating and catering to the SOBs including our singing. Just as they opened the retractable walls for fresh air, they had to go right back and close them due to the number of children on the adjacent playground. (The SOBs always try to be conscious and considerate of the babies.) The children all ran up for a look at this amazing room full of Sistahs when the walls opened. Some of them came right back when the walls were again closed. But once they peeked through and realized we werent doing anything that would entertain them, they quickly headed back to the playground. Last, but certainly not least thanks to Chef Shamus Doherty, Brian Wilson and Jacob Roupe for the delicious meals they create and serve. Im telling you food never tasted so good as it does after spending the day in a Styrofoam box in the trunk of a car by 2 or 3 a.m., it is the very best. We did make one change this year and that was to change our SOB Bracelet from gold or silver to one created especially for that Sistah. We voted to commission our future bracelets to Fire Jewelry Design (Nancy Woody, owner). Two of the gorgeous bracelets were given this year. One to Danah Gibson and one to Audrey and Don Hudges, parents of Beverly Hughes in memoriam. Beverly was to receive her bracelet this year and the one created for her included angel wings. We hope it will bring them some small amount of comfort in having something tangible created, given and remembered with such love. I need to get my things ready for the Christmas Parade, so wed better get on with the recipe! This is not the fruitcake believed to have been cooked many, many years ago and is still traveling from one recipient to another each year. While it is a very old recipe (calls for #2 cans) you will want to keep this one for yourself! So, lets cook Best Fruit Cake Ever 2 Cans fruit cocktail (approx. 15-16 ounces) 2 Eggs, beaten not use self-rising) 1 Cup sugar tsp. salt 1 Cup nuts, coarsely pecans) 2 Tbsp. Vanilla Flavoring Drain one cup juice from fruit cocktail. Mix fruit cocktail with remaining juice, add beaten eggs and stir in a large bowl. Sift together (I use a battery powered sugar, 1 cup dark brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir into fruit mixture, adding nuts. Pour Sprinkle top with remaining cup of dark brown sugar. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes, testing for doneness. Have a safe and Merry Christmas. Enjoy and dont forget to share. Remember to join the Krewe of Wrecks, youll be glad you did! See ya in the kitchen

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Island TimesPAGE 7 December 11, 2012 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 Jennifer Byrom, P.A. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 916-9000 Sunday Services Worship by the Water, 9 AM Flounders Beach www.gbumc.org Our Lady Catholic Church, 9:45 AM Avenida 18 /Via De Luna www.stanngulfbreeze.org Pensacola Beach Church, 10 AM Avenida 18 /Via de Luna thebeachchurch.com Bytes & Bits Q: Is it OK to look for computer support phone numbers on the Internet? A: It is very easy for things to go wrong when Googling technical support numbers on the Internet. The phone numbers of the top of the list. Many of my customers have been tripped up by selecting the computer tech support phone numbers that appear at the top of the search list. The scammers somehow get away with representing themselves as the technical support website for all of the major computer manufacturers. So, when you search for HP, Dell, etc., the scammers website will indicate that you have reached the manufacturers site. Instead, you have connected with an illicit organization that will convince you that you must pay them for technical support, even for products that are still under warranty. After spending an hour or so on the phone with them, your problem will still be there and your wallet will be a bit lighter. Almost always they will ask you to let them take control of your computer through the Internet. From there, things just go downhill. They install software on your computer and begin scanning your computer for problems. Somehow, they insisting that your computer is about to crash. They will point out the problem areas in a very convincing way. Of course it is all fake, so you should not pay them. Hang up and look carefully for the real website that is provided by your manufacturer. The name of the website will be the same as the name of the company. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 850-206-3156. Thanksgiving came early for the Pensacola Beach Woman's Club. Norm Powitzky and Danny Stults fried turkeys. Tracy McDonald made the dressing. Morrie Dress carved the turkeys and hostesses went all out to make sure everyone had a good time at the November 15 luncheon meeting at the Beach Church Fellowship Hall. Hostesses were Marilyn Powitsky, Ebba Dampier, Ann Hopkins, Diane Black Gail Cook Pat Bernhard, Mildred Price and Carol Stark. Members brought their favorite dishes to accompany the turkey and dressing. Quite a grand feast! exclaimed Bettie Lee Sundstrom, publicity chairman. For the old members, it was reminiscent of when Mary and Morrie Dress were the ones in charge of the November meeting. Now we are starting new traditions and with great results! Club President Shelby Smith introduced guests: Gail McPeak from Michigan (Ebba Dampier's friend), Sandy Oxford (Kim Harvell's mom), JoAnn Ross (Ginger Pasek's friend) and Maybell Ford brought Carolyn Sumrall and Marsha Brown. Marsha was installed as a member on this day. The featured speaker was Anna Dyess who spoke on the good effect that Tai Chi can bring to a person's health. She is the Community Health Coordinator for West Florida Hospital and a demonstrated several "meditation in motion" routines to help Sunshine Committee Members Carleen Wheeler, Mary Jo Tibbits, Melba Argentine, and Nancy Crane reported about those who were unable to attend due to health concerns. They are: Carol Forest, Florence Calendar, Doris Hernandez, Letty Johnson and Bettye Davis. Kay Amberson, donation Pensacola Beach Womans Club never misses a chance to celebrate. These members were treated to cake and a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday at the November 15 lunch meeting at the Beach Church Fellowship Hall (L to R) Joan Haydon, Janet Penniman, Pegge Phillips, Bev Dufrechou, Carol Stark and Gail Cook. Not pictured: Patty Lou Kattner, Janet Miller, Luella Reed and Jo Strader. coordinator, noted that Christmas awards of $150 will be given to the Beach Church, Gulf Breeze Hospital Tree of Lights, the Salvation Army, Pensacola Beach School and Favor House. The annual Card and Game Party is set for March 14. It is the Clubs only fundraiser. The December Meeting is a Christmas Luncheon set for Thursday, December 13 at Hemingways. Reservations are required and should be directed to Kathy Christoff, gchristoff@ bellsouth.net. The cost is $14. The Naval Aviation Mua stellar list of attendees for the upcoming Salute to the Pioneers of Space celebrating the 40th anniversary of Apollo 17, Saturday, December 15. The events include a free presentation at 10 a.m. about Apollo XIII followed by a Mercury, Gemini and Apollo program at 1:30 p.m. Learn about the near-catatold by the astronauts themselves. Apollo XIII commander James Lovell (retired Navy captain and fighter pilot) will discuss the harrowing events of that mission tor Eugene Kranz and NASA engineer/flight director Glynn Lunney, who were key in successfully bringing the crew home after an oxygen tank explosion crippled the Apollo XIII Command/Service module. Mercury, Gemini and Apollo presenters include former astronauts such as David Scott (retired Air Force colonel, Gemini astronaut and commander of Apollo Thomas Stafford (retired Air Force brigadier general, Gemini astronaut, commander of Apollo joint U.S.-Soviet space mission), and Richard Gordon (retired Navy captain, pilot aboard Gemini XI which achieved a record apogee altitude, and commandmodule pilot of Apollo XII), among other potential panelists. For more information, www. NavalAviationMuseum.org/ SpaceEvent.

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PAGE 8 Island Times The Lizzards Tongueby elizabeth hewsonDecember 11, 2012Call Dennis Remesch850-384-7607 www.denrem.com denrem@denrem.com Ready To Buy? Homes for Sale GULF BREEZE 5/5 $574,900 3/5 $249,900 NAVARRE Brand new! Beautiful new soundfront community located just 3 miles west of the Bridge. 3/3 $182,900 Call for a personal tour! Stunning on Santa Rosa Sound. Your own beach with 1.73 acres. Build your dream home. $180,000. Owner will divide. Check out my other residential lot listings: Gulf Breeze addl locations Featured Listing Waterfront Lot Gulf Breeze 850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home www.ycpals.com joe@ycpals.com [Native Orleanian Elizabeth Waters Hewson arrived on Pensacola Beach in 1978 at age 14. Love and careers swept her to other shores, but she returns with The Colonel and The Kid to live permanently on the Beach.] Open everyday at 9 AM 850-934-3141 www.DalesBigDeck.com 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd at the Sabine Marina Tuesday, Dec 11: Thursday, Dec 13: Karaoke with Becky, 7:30 pm Friday, Dec 14: Karaoke with Becky, 7:30 pm Saturday, Dec 15: Freeeway 98 7:30 pm Posi Tones, 3:30 pm Monday, Dec 17: Tuesday, Dec 18: Thursday, Dec 20: Karaoke with Becky, 7:30 pm Friday, Dec 21: Karaoke with Becky, 7:30 pm Saturday, Dec 22: Bill Dossey & Dennis Gossman 7:30 pm BIG CHRISTMAS PARTY Sunday, Dec 23: Sundogs, 3:30 pmThe other night I was enjoying a nice glass of red wine while admiring the beautiful Christmas tree that the Colonel and Kid decorating it and couldn't help but think it looked absolutely spectacular. Of course, it would never be featured in Martha Stewart's Living or on the cover of Southern Living, but then again its decorator wouldn't be in Vogue or in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated either. Yes, beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. After doing a little research about decorating styles, I am not traditional, contemporary, country, or themed. My tree is a hodge podge, and a whole lot of love. The oldest ornament on my tree dates back to 1975 and was a gift from my Secret Santa, Heidi Bruha. We were in sixth grade my parents had separated. It's a "Love is..." ornament. The words have long since faded, but will live on in my memory forever, "Love is...friendship." I can't tell you how many Christmases that ornament has softened the blow that due to circumstances not in my control I have been apart from family. I have a lot ornaments that sacola Beach. I have surfboards, sunbathing mice, a Nina Fritz design, and multiple miniature sacola Beach" sign, one of which actually lights up. I have sand dollar santas and sterling silver dipped seashells. Throughout the years, the one ornament that would always make me homesick and yet bring a huge smile to my face is a Sandy Watkins original sand, shells, driftwood, and a sandspur. Both it and I are glad to be home. I have spent twenty-two years attending Marine Corps and always leaving with some ornament is a plastic apple with gold lettering. It simply states HMLA-367, Christmas 1991. The fanciest is a hand-stitched helicopter on my tree from Julie Jensen from 1993 when her husband was the Commandspent all summer making those ornaments for the wives in the squadron. Such a treasure -both the ornament and Julie. I have an ornament given to me by the when I was president of the Camp 1999. She dated back to WWII. Helen always called me Madame but not her spirit, when we beSo many wonderful memories wrapped up in these ornaments. Of course, there is the multiholiday travel. Two Christmases were spent at the Hale Koha in Honolulu, HI (Mele Kalikimaka), two at Disney (the Land and the World), one at Universal Studios Florida (Spongebob and friends), and two in the British Virgin Islands (sailboats and rum drinks). Yes, I have cocktails on my Christmas tree! Finally, there are all the family ornaments -from handmade to the elaborately store bought. I have a photo ornament of my nephew, Jeremy Johnson, from when he was in fourth grade. It's a school picture glued inside a red stocking. I also have a card he made the Colonel back in 1989. Technically, it's not an ornament, but I put it out as a decoration every year. Then there are all the ornaments that the Kid has made. His first ornament, a gypsum plaster Eagle, Globe and Anchor dipped in red glitter, graced the 1998 Christmas tree. There are also ornaments he made with his Woo (Jane Waters), her dexterity a bit shaky and his not fully developed on these magic pencil drawings. His kindergarten teacher had her master's degree in Art History. When I hold the ornain 2002, I can't believe his hands were ever that small. Now they are larger than the Colonel's. I have a small raw hide dog bone -Roy's 1st Christmas. Then there are Sculpey polymer clay likenesses of our dogs, Charlie and Sally. It was always a battle to keep Roy and Charlie from watering the tree; and to stop Sally from delivering the presents. The most exquisite ornaments on my tree come from my sister, Candy Segar. I am not sure where she gets them, but they require only the most sturdy of branches to be hung from. They all light up. Some play music. One tells your Christmas fortune while another quotes lines from a movie. Yet in my life. My Christmas tree, with its hundreds of ornaments, is truly who hang precariously from the guide wires, would all agree if they could talk and weren't made from molded plastic. Until next time. From classic Christmas carols and hymns to more modern Theatre is celebrating the season with A Holiday Cabaret. The program features local performers from Coastal Cabaret Ensemble and others who will just be in town for the holidays. Tickets for Holiday Cabaret are $17 for caf seating and $10 are December 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Tickets may be sacolaLittleTheatre.com. Little Theatre Presents Holiday Cabaret Alexa McKnight wowed the Joy for the Beach audience with her performance of Where Are You Christmas at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, December 4. McKnight, who also performed at the Chambers Taste of the Beach in September, is a senior at Gulf Breeze High.

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PAGE 9 Island Times December 11, 2012 Time To Renew Bob Sikes Toll Bridge Annual Pass RenewalEarly Renewal November 1 December 30, 2012 for all Active Annual Passes Renew Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM REMEMBER There will be no January grace period. All 2012 active annual passes will terminate December 31, 2012. NEW ANNUAL PASS SALES Begin January 2, 2013 at are Monday -Friday, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM renewal applications available at: Any lane of the Bob Sikes Toll Facility Renew By DEC 30Now Accepting Credit Cards(2 % or $2 min. bank fee applies)Visa & MasterCard Only ~ Those paying by credit card or cash must do so in person at the Drop off completed applications, with check or money order only, at any lane of the Bob Sikes Toll Facility, 24 hours per day, up to 5 PM on Dec 30, 2012 Mardi Gras MavenKREWE OF WRECKS MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONPensacola Beachs Original Mardi Gras Krewe, since 1979 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Name: ___________________________________________ Address:__________________________________________ City:_____________________________________________ State:________________Zip:_________ Phone: _________________________ Cell:____________________________ Email: ________________________________________ Date__________________Deliver to meeting or by mail to P.O. Box 492, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0492 $30. One person per application, please. Pensacola Parade People3359 Copter Road Unit #3 Pensacola 32514 Wed-Fri 12-6 Saturday 10-6 Sun-Tues by appt Beads Ready To Throw850-696-7566The Mardi Gras Store! Beads Holidays, Themed, Specialty, Mardi Gras, Custom Designs Toys & Plush Wild to Whimsical. Frisbees to footballs Throw-A-Party In-store or at your place. 10% Discount to your groupDelivery or Pick Up Later We deliver orders of $1,000 or hold for pre-parade pick uplocally owned by people who paradePERSONAL SERVICE IN OUR NEW SHOWROOM PERSONAL SERVICE IN OUR NEW SHOWROOM locally owned www.ParadePeople.comMon Dieu! The Maven tips her tiara to the holiday spirited Chamber volunteers who launch the Surfing Santa Beach Parade. Bon temps. Parade planning is an art that has been perfected by the all-volunteer Krewe of Wrecks board. The tricky part is covering costs. The entry fee of four bills per float is hefty, but necessary. Consider that the badge wearers command a huge sum to keep the revelers in line and behind the barricades. Suffice to say, the right to roll costs a pretty penny. Parade Wreck and Queen Shugah Jayne Drees has set the safety meetings at the SRIA boardroom for January 19 at 10 a.m. and January 31 at 6 p.m. Attendance at one is mandatory for parading krewes. Enough of that. On to something far more important the Wrecks Grand Costume Ball theme is Storybook Characters. Will you be off to see the Wizard or hanging in the hood with Red on February 2? Tickets are $30 each for members and $60 each for non-members which includes a free membership. Available at the Wrecks meetings. Kilted krewe member Rick Crain has been showing off a new dazzling rhinestone crusted trade pin. Unapproved and unofficial and tres chic. Find one of the St. Pats to see about getting one. Bananimals were full tilt at their Christmas dinner at Lillos last week. They deserved it after providing dozens of presents for dozens of kids in foster care locally. Big hearted bunch of party animals. I came. I saw. I shopped at the new Pensacola Parade People. Its a Mardi Gras mecca. The floor is purple and feather boas are at the front door. They will host a Bubbly and Bauble soiree customized to suit you. A little lesson about Twelfth Night: January 5. Its twelve days after Christmas. The last day to take down Christmas decorations without suffering bad luck and the official start of the Mardi Gras. I love a party that includes cake and festive drinks made in a punch bowl. Historically, cakes had a bean or favor baked into them. Get the lucky slice and rule the celebration. Alas, King Cake! The Mystic Krewe of Nereids hold fast to the traditions. Their King Kake Party is January 5 at Paradise. Coronation included. If you buy new shoes, and you should, save the box. It needs to be fashioned into a miniature float. Dont wait. Do it now. Fat Tuesday is a short nine weeks away. Au bientot. The Capt'n Fun Runners turned 25 this month and hosted an anniversary dinner at Lillos on December 5. Complete with champagne and cake, the party was open to the 150 current members. According to the history, during the spring of 1987, four Pensacola Beach residents and friends who were also runners, decided to meet for weekly training runs. There was never a plan to start a club Wednesdays, also known as hump day to the working world was an ideal opportunity to hang out with friends after weekly training runs. As the group grew, the Islands weekly paper, The Islander aptly pegged the group the Wednesday Night Joggers and Social Runners. Darkness and cooler weather encouraged the runners to seek a better post run gathering spot,so they moved from the Quietwater parking lot to Captn Fun where the first drink was free. Word spread fast and the running clubs numbers grew. The group incorporated as the Captn Fun Runners, Inc., with the purpose of raising monies for the community or various charities. For more than 25 years, the club has sponsored several events, raising $35,000 for the American Diabetes Association; $50,000 for the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life; $15,000 for Those Who Gave All for the Twenty-Five Years Of Fun And Run9/11 New York firefighters/police officers; and $73,000 for Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Besides the Bushwhacker 5K, the Captn Fun Runners have coordinated the PENAR 40-miler. Well-seasoned runners inspire new athletes, and the members have 5K sprinters through ultra marathoners in the group. The runners have also sparked a walking group, the Jubilee Walkers and a Mardi Gras krewe Krewe de Feet. Club members still meet at 5:45 Wednesday evenings in front of the flagpoles located in the middle of the Portofino Boardwalk. Promptly at 6 p.m., walkers and runners take off. The distance and pace varies but the opportunity to hang out with friends after weekly training runs still happens. Donations to date total $186,000 to the areas charities. The goodwill and stewardship are priceless. For information, The Clubs website is www.captnfun.net.

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PAGE 10 Island Times December 11, 2012 Dear Santa...Pensacola Beach Elementary School second graders, taught by Debbie Campanella, wrote letters to Santa. Third grade students in Joy McLaurines class drew the illustrations. Dear Santa, I have been very good. I want to spend more time with my family and a remote control car for Christmas. Sincerely, Connor Graham Dear Santa, I have been good. I gave my teacher perfume. So here is what I want to for Christmas. 1. Kodak EasyShare CD24 12MP Digital Camera blue 2. Portable DVD Player 3. Password Journal 7 4. Figure skating dresses 5. Hair bows 6. Quilt purple, pink, blue Merry Christmas, Morgan Kronlage Dear Santa, I ve been very, very good this year. What I would like for Christmas is a 3DS XL, a Mertwo EX container, a Gameboy, and Pokmon Red for the Gameboy. Thank you for being so nice to me. Have a very merry Christmas. Sincerely, Zachary Giovanini Dear Santa, I want a X-Box, a gold box of go-go crazy bons, a guitar, a shark tooth necklace, cool shoes (black and yellow shoes), Ipod 4, a ton of sandlers, a puppy, a lot of money, a limou, Elf on a Shelf, a pool, silly string, and candy. I hope I am on the good list. From Kendall McCurdy Dear Santa, I cant wait til Christmas. It has been a great year. For Christmas I want an RC Boat that can go in salt and fresh water. Ive been good this year. From Aiden Bebout Dear Santa, I have been very good. Ive made a snack for my brother. I havent gotten my name on the board for a long time. I have a list of what I would like for this holiday. 1. Roller skates 2. Real Hamster 3. Hamster food and water 4. Hamster cages 5. Mini trampoline Thats all for this year Please say hi to my elf. Your 2nd grade pal, Eliza Abston Dear Santa, I have been good. I want an X Box. Your awesome elf, Daniel Selogy Dear Santa, I have been very good. I helped Jameson clean out his desk and helped him with his homework. The most important thing on my list is an (AG) American Girl doll. Her name is Caroline. I would love to have her. Also, I would also like a reborn doll. I would also like an AG (American Girl Doll) Car. It has a trunk and everything is very cool, I think. Merry Christmas. Your biggest #1 fan, McKell Spring P.S. Hows Jiggles? Dear Santa, I wish for a sonic tales, and Knuckles. I was very good. Love, Jon Daniel Ryland Dear Santa, I have been good. I brought my mom some dark chocolate when she was teacher of the year. The #1 thing I want for Chrismtas is a stuffed animal Rudolf I saw at Lowes. Merry Christmas! Your #1 fan, Katie Turk Dear Santa, Ive been good this year. I helped Jon clean his desk out when he was on the bus. This is the number 1 thing I want a robotic thing that does all my chores and will defend myself. Your elf, Hollyn Will Dear Santa, I have been good. I have been very good. I want an at-at walker. From, Jameson Dear Santa, Ive been good. I helped Tyler. I wantthe new iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone and MacBook Pro. From your elf, Gracyn Phelps Dear Santa, I have been very good. I helped my mom and dad put up the tree. I want a girl ballerina and a boy ballerina. Sincerely your elf, Brenna Linsy Dear Santa, I have been very good. Ive been very good. You are special Santa. I had a real good time at Thanksgiving. You are good. I dont know what I want. I know know is a 3DS and Nerf 1000 and a pack of marbles. Love, Taylor Jenkins Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I have been very helpful to my mom. I want a rampage Nerf gun for Christmas. I want a destroyer dome bey blade. Your 2nd grade friend, Emery Reid Hasell Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I have helped people out a lot. I would like sticky football catching gloves. I have your elf Billy. Your friend, Eli Jones Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a monster high dolls and I want 15 UV them and a baby wiener dog named Bolt. Elf! From Carly Churchward Dear Santa, I have been very good. I think. I helped my friend when she was sad. This is what I want 1. iPad 2 2. Wii U 3. Littlest Pet Shops 4. Barbie with a camera Merry Christmas. Hope you have a good Christmas delivering presents, Baylen Crance. Dear Santa, I have been very good, I think! I take my dog out for a walk. Here is what I want for Christmas on the top of my list is an iPad Mini. Your pal, Maggie FeltenbergerMadeline Johnson Matthew McCoy Joshua Crawford Gracie Clay Dylan Seeker Aubree Hampton Max Kronlage Brianna Dizon Charlie Atkins Jack Gaiennie David Reece Natalia Dadisman Jack L Emory Gardner Taylor Brame Metallica Bourgeois Savannah Persky John Reece Skylar Rayne Farej Laken Harvey Elena Hynes Ryan Johnson Erin Wang Cyrus Amjad Michael Mabrie Savannah Smoker

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Island Times December 11, 2012 PAGE 12 Gulf Breeze Guns 850-377-3145Give us a call. We can order what you are looking for. Happy Hour 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 PaddyOLearysIrishPub.com Authentic Irish Pub Texas HoldEmCollege & NFL Football DRINK SPECIALS Studio98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800 Mon 9 to 5 Tu & Th 9 to 9 W & F 9 to 6 Sat 10 to 5 offering Bare Escentuals FULL SERVICE HAIR SALONCall for easy directions from the beach studio98hairdesigns.com 850-932-1417We have gone back to basics. Expect the same incredible quality food delivered in less time. FRIENDLY DOG Thursday 10% off friendly dog. Free Kids Burger for FidoMon:: FREE shots w/each touchdown Tues: Surf Movie w/Innerlight. 20% Discount on Meals. Thurs: Dog Friendly Fri: Open Mic Night Beer Mug Club With a little holiday magic and some card playing skill, Johnny Redman outlasted forty players to win the second annual Toys For Tots Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun poker tourney, December 1 at The Dock. Donations and contestants doubled at this years event. This was a huge success, said Terri McKamey, head elf. Players showed up with bags of toys. We collected 356 toys. Five full tables of poker players battled over five hours until a winner emerged. Johnny Redman finished in the number one slot followed by Justin Scher. First prize was a $100 gift certificate at the Jeff Wheelock Gallery. Additional prizes were awarded throughout the afternoon. On a personal note I cannot begin to express my gratitude and pride in this beach family, said McKamey. From Saltwater Rick who handled the tourney, my coworkers who helped make this possible, dealers who donated their time, beach merchants who donated prizes and this wonderful family who answered the call and made Christmas possible for so many children. Merry Christmas to you all! United States Marines ar-Poker Players Pony Up Toys At Tourneyrived in uniform to accept the donations. From The Chip Stack Todd Lentini was crowned the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Player of the Month for November for amassing five first places and two second places. Pensacola State College professor Deb Friedman started playing at the weekly Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun games to learn more about the game. Her goal was to play at a Tunica casino during Thanksgiving vacation. Her mentor, 4444 Funs Rick Uzdevenes, is pleased to report that Deb placed fourth and eleventh in the two Tunica tourneys she entered. Friedman has returned to the Beach tables to wear the champions crown. She won the first two December Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun games in December. Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun is open to all who have a basic understanding of the game. The shuffle up and deal begins at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Sandshaker and Thursday at Paddy OLearys. Games are played on Saturday at 2 p.m. at The Dock and Sunday at 4 p.m. at Paddy OLearys. For more information call the poker hotline at 850-324-2667. Johnny Redman, center, received a handcrafted Wild Willet Beach Original for his win at the Toys for Tots Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun tourney December 1 at the Dock. Poker Promoter Rick Uzdevenes, left, and Terri McKamey congratulate the winner. FOR RESULTS Island Times Info 850-324-2667 Weekly ScheduleMonday: PM PM PM Sunday: Paddy OLearys, 4 PM Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Poker Hotline 324-2667 Drop Me A Line... Readers asked, What is going on at the water tanks by the toll booth? ECUA is replacing the current 2.75 million gallon steel potable water storage tank with a new 3 million gallon concrete tank. According to Thomas Dawson, ECUA director of water production, The current steel water storage tank is in need of significant repairs due to the corrosive saltwater environment. After reviewing several options, the decision was made to replace the existing steel tank with a concrete tank of similar size as the most cost effective option, minimizing corrosion issues in the future. The demolition takes three weeks. The construction of the new concrete tank is anticipated to begin the first week of January 2013, and projected to be completed within four-months. Pensacola Beach residents and visitors could potentially experience brief lane closures and minor lane shifts during the construction period.Salty Skiers Head To Virgin IslandsThe Pensacola Ski Club is planning the trip of a lifetime on the sea instead of the slopes. A British Virgin Islands Catamaran Sailing Trip is set for May 25June 1. This is one of many travel opportunities the Club sponsors. All trippers must also be active members in the Pensacola Ski Club. The trip application, trip payment and membership application (if you need to join), with payment information, can be found on links within the Pensacola Ski Club website at http:// www.pensacolaskiclub.com/

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PAGE 13 Island Times December 11, 2012 DJ Entertainment Sound Stage & Lighting www.boogieinc.com www.boogieinc.com Jingle Bell Run Raises Funds And SpiritsHundreds of runners and walkers lined up at the starting line in front of Crabs on Saturday, November 24 for the Jingle Bell Run. The foot race benefits the Arthritis Foundation. Elves Katon and Landen Baker walk with Sue and Steven Campbell. They were the merriest racers on the route. Photo Left: University of Miami student Anthony Ricketts heads for the finish line in third place. Photo right: Isabella Pawloski, 10, earned third place in her division. Her time 22:43. Decked out in his Santa Gator running gear, Bjorn Holstrom of Tampa competed in the 10K distance of the Jingle Bell Run. His time of 55:47 earned him a third place finish in his age category. and Kei Keith of Event Timing for their

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Island Times PAGE 17 December 11, 2012 FLOUNDERS CHOWDER HOUSE 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 late night Dance all night on Flounders beach to the most popular bands from across the south. beautiful Pensacola Beach, 850-932-2003 CRABS WE GOT EM Only restaurant on Pensacola Beach offering breath taking views of the Gulf while dining directly on the beach. Come as you are straight off the sandy beach and enjoy our indoor/ outdoor bar and gulf side deck. Crabs has the largest selection of Crab on the beach, was voted Best Crab by News Journal readers. She Crab Soup, Stuffed Blue Crabs, Alaskan Snow, King them all! We 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 Band. MCGUIRES IRISH PUB One of Americas great steakhouses; proudly serving USDA mans bouillabaisse, Corned Beef and Cabbage 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 hanging from the and warm and friendly service by Employees who Give a Damn! Visit our on-site brewery and the OTolf Wine Cellar featuring the Artist Series. 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, 850-433-6789, mcguiresirishpub.com After Sundown... SIDELINES SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT big screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, its here. Kids menu for the JV players. Full bar. Indoor or outdoor seating. Video sports games. Centrally located on Via de off at 11 a.m. seven days a week. 934-3660. SANDSHAKER LOUNGE The World Famous Sandshakera Pensacola Beach Tradition since 1973. Home of the Original Bushwacker. Been selling this signature drink for over 30 years. First bar on the Beach to offer this tasty frozen concoction. Monday half price HoldEm at 7 p.m., $2 Tuesday Across from the Boardwalk. Open 10 am 3 am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshaker.com PARADISE BAR AND GRILL A little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with its own private white sand beach. Pull up a rattan stool. Cold beer. and Dinner everyday. Sandwiches. Salads. Fresh Catch Shrimp Salad. Happy Hour Monday and Wednesday. Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Open 7 days. 850-916-5087. PEGLEG 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 overlooks Dinner specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and burgers a t-shirt. Were here everyday at 11. 932-4139. www.peglegpetes.com BAMBOO WILLIES BEACHSIDE BAR bar serving your favorites. Specialty Fat Tuesday frozen drinks like the Octane on stage. Bikini contests. Crawday afternoons. Willies Wear Gift Shop. Waterfront on Santa cated at the Boardwalk. 850-916-9888. www.bamboowillies.com THE ISLANDER LOUNGE AND PACKAGE A bit of history. The oldest lounge on Pensacola Beach loping Center, about one mile east daily. Dance on the pole. drink from The Break., our sister establishment. Open everyday for fun. 850-932-9011. 2012 Visit us on the web at: www.mcguiresirishpub.com E-mail: mcguiresirishpub@aol.com ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSES 11 Time Golden Spoon Award WinnerFlorida Trend Magazine Hall of FameBeef Backers Award Best Steaks in FloridaFlorida Monthly Magazine Best Pub in FloridaFeatured on NBCs Today Show and on The Food NetworkHighly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AAA Travel Guides A TURN OF THE CENTURYNEW YORK IRISH SALOON PENSACOLA'S OWN SINCE 1977 A TURN OF THE CENTURY NEW YORK IRISH SALOON ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSESTM 11 Time Golden Spoon Award WinnerFlorida Trend Magazine Hall of FameBeef Backers Award Best Steaks in FloridaFlorida Monthly Magazine Best Pub in FloridaFeatured on NBCs Today Show and on The Food NetworkHighly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AAA Travel Guides 2011Visit us on the web at: www.mcguiresirishpub.com E-mail: mcguiresirishpub@aol.com 41524-25_DinrCoverPensacola31412.indd 1 3/19/12 11:56:27 AM Exceeding Clients Expectationsparadisecoastalrealty.com paradisecoastalrealty.com Kimberlee Bell Joe Billingsly Robbin Boyd Christine Furman Ardythe Haas Kevin Hayes Jennifer McCrary David Owens Fred Simmons Sandy Zern Completely remodeled with many upgrades.Multi level decks for gorgeous views. Big Money Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce representatives accept the ceremonial check for $281,500 in BP grant monies awarded from the Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotion Fund, November 27. Attending the ceremony at Pensacola State College are (L to R): Board Member Nan Harper, President Nicole Stacey, BP Fund Administrator Patrick Juneau and Chamber Chairman Elect Beverly Campbell. The grant will be used to support and promote Taste of the Beach, September 14-15.

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Island Times December 11, 2012 PAGE 18 HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wallwww.weatherfords.net HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing The School Bell Rings LindaMurphyRealtor@bellsouth.netis ready to assist you at 850-748-0865 LINDA TAYLOR MURPHYREALTOR HIGH MARKSIsland Times congratulates the following Gulf Breeze High School students for being named week grading period: Seniors All As PJ Dunne, Adam Foley, Katie Tutt, Anna Bailey, Nicholas Bookout, Samantha Burleigh, Olivia Burns, Matthew Craighead, Jack Ettelson, Kendall Hoover, Marina Johnson, Alexa McKnight, Sarah Stewart A/B Eric Post, Michael Lillo, James Baynes, Chase Dupuis, Thomas Fitzgerald, Kyle Fogel, Paige Ritter, Harley Taylor, Oceane Ziegler. Juniors All As Savannah Dunne, Mitchell Robbins, Bailey Trzcinski A/B Christopher Brandon, Reghan Elliott, Kylie Feltenberger, Cate Hodges, Kimberly Stilson, Sophomores All As Savannah Crowdis, Will Green, Maddie Mateer, Duncan Niven, Sara Post A/B John Grigsby, Mary Klisart, William Royer, Morgan Armstrong Freshmen All As Jacob Baldwin, Harry Hewson, Madison Thompson A/B Jace Amberson, Shane Imm, Lia Lampone, Emily Larsen, Lexi McNamara, James Seabrooke, Gage Smith, Kassidy Stahl, Alexandra Slobodian, Marley Taylor, Hannah Watson, Trey Wright.JINGLE BELLSThe talented students at Pensacola Beach Elementary School present their annual Holiday Concert, Friday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. The concert is open to the public and offered at no charge. Music teacher Mary Holway is the director. The Pensacola Beach Elementary School Sandpipers are lucky to welcome Connor Graham! Connor is lucky because TO BEE OR NOT TO BEEThe National Geographic Bee preliminary round was held at Gulf Breeze Middle School December 7. Ten students will ticipants. The ten contestants will participate in the Final Bee which takes place on Friday, December 14. The contests are hosted in the Middle School library. The winner will take a written test administered by JoAnn Considine, Bee Coordinator, with hopes of qualifying for the State Bee.GET IN THE KREWEThe corral is open for kids to join the Krewe of Kids. Sign up at 2 p.m. January 5 at the Beach Church. Ten dollars to join. The Krewe Captain Diana or younger to be part of the fun. Pre-schoolers are welcome with an adult partner. ON THE CALENDARDecember 19 January 2: Semester break for Pensacola Beach and Gulf Breeze Schools. Sandpipers Add To The FlockBy Katie Turk PBES Correspondenthe has joined Mrs. Campanellas second grade class! Connors family moved to the beautiful beaches because his dad coaches the Ice Flyers hockey team. Besides watching hockey Connor enjoys playing kickball,football and with Legos. When he grows Well have to take him to the Campanella and Conner are sure to get along because they both love math. Pensacola Beach Elementary School is thankful to the Ice Flyers for bringing Connors family here. New Beach School Second Grader Connor Graham, left, being interviewed by Island Times Junior Reporter Katie Turk under the bulletin board created to welcome Graham to school. Gulf Breeze High School ROTC Cadet Corps Leader Parker VanTassel marches with precision down Shoreline Drive during the Gulf Breeze Chamber Christmas parade December 1.

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Island Times PAGE 19 December 11, 2012 By Terri McKamey One Stop Shop for the Watersports EnthusiastsSALES & RENTALSPensacola Beach at the Boardwalk 850-932-5520 www.KeySailing.com OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting Catamarans Parasailing Waverunners Kayaks Boat RentalsHOBIE Kayaks Will hold for Christmas Sandshaker.com 850-932-2211 Sandshaker.com 850-932-2211 MON: 10 AM -Close Half Price BARE. Football, Poker, Trivia,7:30 TUES: 10 AM -Close $2 Drinks. Karaoke 8 PM WED: $2 Ladies Nite. 5 PM -Close Mike Jencks Band, 8:30 PM THURS: 7 PM -Close 1/2Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt. Live Music SUN: 9PM TIL KARAOKE & MUSIC Somethings always Shakin Thurs-Sun LIVE BANDS BEST DRINKS! BEST PRICES! BEST SERVICE!Bill Dossey & Dennis Gossman Thu 13th & 27thBuzzcut Fri-Sat 14th-15th, 9 PM Lektric Mullet Sun 16th, 4 PM Tim Spencer Thu 20thClass X Fri-Sat 21st-22n d9 PM The Mains tream Sun 23rd4 PM Shaker Stage Christmas Party DEC 21 st at 9 $3 Bushwackers Lets Party! $3 Bushwackers Give Aways! One Carat DIAMOND RING Specials Merry Christmas from our family to yoursHope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. If you think the Reds are still around for anglers like you to go after. Even though do some of the finest inshore December is another great month for the Monster Reds. Forecast: With the tides this stay productive. As for the Big ter of the Monster Reds. We may be getting some okay; some is needed to help the If you are looking for Bull to be along the beach between Pensacola and Perdido Pass. night have also been catching found a school feeding on the surface they will eat just about tail jig is always a good choice. You can pretty much bet on being able to catch some White Trout around the Pensacola Bay been that many of them are small. They can be caught using a variety of both natural baits and inshore anglers lately. Look for walls. Fiddlers crabs have been been using live shrimp. Bonita have been all over the piers. Seems like every time you throw out there's another one. So in between all the holiday festivities take a little time out to out there. side snorkeling reef just got more interesting for visiting people and wildlife. Three concrete reef modules and 10 tons of faux ballast rock were deployed at the Bay Snorkeling Reef located approximately 100 yards north of Park West on November 30. materials to Escambia County to provide additional habitat within the snorkeling reef. The of an Escambia County project to simulate the remains of a County Marine Services Robert ballast rock remains. These rocks are replicas of what would be found. Plans include adding items sual interest. Its just cool. And attracts more marine life The reef is located in Santa north of Park West. Immediately snorkelers can access this reef from the parking lot on the north side of Ft. Pickens Road. plement the current 80 foot by each. The four corners of the Soundside Snorkeling Area Receives Rock And Reef Materialsreef area are marked by pilings. There is ample parking and ing reef. There are a few rules. Florida down Flag. The Snorkeling Reef is not patrolled by lifeguards; use wave surge and currents. Always dive with a buddy. Use a personal or other buoyancy aid. Snorkelers and divers should adhere to beach Robert Turpin, Escambia County Marine Resources, holds one of the replica ballast rocks. The rocks were added to the soundside snorkeling reef, November 30. The barge and crane crew begin to deploy three concrete reef modules and ten tons of ballast rock replicas at the soundside snorkeling reef, November 30. Robert Turpin, Escambia County Marine Resources, left, is assisted by Rick OConnor, Marine Sea Grant Extension Agent during the November 30 reef material deployment. PensacolaBeachMardiGras.com

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