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Volume II, Number 25 Pensacola Beach, Florida April 11, 2007

Volunteers Team Up To Defeat Debris

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Hundreds of volunteers are joining forces to assist Escambia County, the Santa Rosa Island Authority and the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce during the day
long Team Up To Clean Up Pensacola Beach, April 14. Anyone who enjoys a clean beach is encouraged to attend. Team Up volunteers who are ready to start cleaning the
Island are (L to R) : JB Schluter, Innerlight Surf Camp; Charlie Gonzalez, Escambia County GIS Department, Lt. Mike Balinsky, USMC, Chamber Board Member Nan Harper of
Island Realty, Bob West, SRIA Director of Public Safety, Max Thomas and Emelba Ascanio, SRIA Maintenance Department. See Story Page 2.

PAGE 2 island Times A ril 11, 2007

Volunteers Will Leave No Litter Unturned on Pensacola Beach

Massive Clean Up Set for April 14

No can, no bottle, no half
eaten sandwich, no litter of any
description will be left on
Pensacola Beach when the Team
Ip To Clean Up volunteers swing
into action, Saturday, April 14
Every obnoxious, unwanted
iiece of hitter from tiny bits of
3aper upto wenty-five pound ap-
ihances, will be hauled off the
island this Saturday
A contingent of 40 members
of the United State Marine Corps
will be bussed from NAS
Pensacola to help with the work
Marine Corps Capt Jason G
Trostle, who worked with Island
limes to send the contingent of
viarines said, "We are always
appy to offer help with commu-
nity projects We're proudto be a
Tart of this community "
Other teams which have
signed up will work under the
direction of Eiscambia County.
he Santa Rosa Island Authority

and the Pensacola Beach Cham-
ber of Commerce include Boy
Scouts ofAmerica, Fellowship of
Christian Surfers, Gulf Breeze
High School Key Club and
AFJROTC, Innerlight Surf
Camp, Pensacola Beach Commu-
nity Church, and Gulf Breeze St
Ann's Confirmation Youth
Group Other groups are still
signing up
Volunteers will gather at the
Gulfside Pavilion at 8 30 am
and will join Eiscambia County
Commissioner Grover Robinson,
IV and Vernon Prather, Chairman
of the Santa Rosa Island Author-
ity Board, along with beach resi-
dents and businesses to start the
massive clean up
Beach businesses are provid-
ing sunscreen and refreshments
Volunteers are to provide their
own gloves and hats
"This will be a one day op-
portunity for Beach residents to

do their spring cleaning," Buck
Lee SRIA general manager said
"Residents can bring yard debris
and items weighing twenty-five
pounds or less to the curb and the
items will be hauled away "
Also, there will be a mini-
hazardous waste round up Resi-
dent can bring waste to the Ca-
smo parking lot The following
will be disposed of pesticides
and herbicides, oil based paints,
paint removers, solvents, brake
fluids, stale gasoline, household
cleaners, fluorescent lamps, and
pool cleaners
Elderly and disabled persons
who are not able to do their own
clean up may get help by calling
the SRIA at 932-2257
Jeff Elbert, president of the
Pensacola Beach Chamber of
Commerce said, "This is the way
for the community to get together
to clean up the Beach The busi-
nesses inthe Chamber have made

this day a special project We are
supplying products and have do-
nated refreshments for the after
clean up party for volunteers "
Participating businesses are
Bamboo Willie's, Beach Marina,
the Break Beach Bar, Cabo
Gill, Coca Cola, Crab's,
Flounder's, Iawaiian Tropic,
Hooters, Island Realty, Island
Style, Island Times, Market on
the Island, Papa's Pizza, Para-
dise Bar and Grill, PegLeg's,
Pensacola Beach Ilks Lodge
f/497, Sidelines and Surf
And what happens once the
beach has been thoroughly
cleaned this spring" As Wade

Lane, SRIA Supernntendent ot
Public and Recreational Facilities
said, "My people clean this Beact
every single day Once the Beach
is cleaned on Saturday, we need to
worktogether to keep it thatway"
the after clean up party
will begin at I pm in the
Visitor's Information Center
parking lot Volunteers will be
given tickets at the morning
before they take thel
places in the clean up
If you have questions about
the Team Up To Clean Up, call
Kim Duell at 932-2257 Foi
other information, call Sandy
Johnston, executive director oi
the Chamber at 932-1500

Saddle Up for the

Giddy Up Gala

otel Developments Dominate SRIA Agenda

Hotel construction on
Pensacola Beach dominated the
March 25 committee meetings of
he Santa Rosa Island Authority
Owners of the proposed Grand
Marlin Marina have abandoned
heir plans to include a boutique
otel on the former Coconuts
property Citing challenges asso-
ciated with such a development,
hey have taken the hotel out of
heir original request
"We are adjusting ourplans,"
Philip Napier, builder said
"Should we be successful bid-
ders, we could create an attrac-
tive parking area in the slim land
)arcels We no longer intend to
include a boutique hotel, but cer-
tainly wi 11 have some water based
activity associated with the par-
cel "
Napier was referring to the
three parcels of land m the area
which will be put out for bid
"apier felt the $960,000 ap-
iraisal was high He asked the
ioardto consider aminimum bid
of less than the appraised amount
I he Board will not establish a
minimum bid, and will reserve
he right to accept or reject bids
Tom Campanella said he had
none to the site and walked the
slhm parcels
"The appraisal of $960,000
blew me away," he said "'The
parcel across the street from the
oll booth is not big enough to do

anything with I would pull that
parcel out and use it for a buffer
for the Grand Marlin Marina "
Tom cast the lone vote
against the proposal for bidding
Plans for a new hotel to re-
place the former Clarion came
before the Architectural and En-
vironmental Review Committee
with a new twist on owner financ-
ing Adache Group Architects re-
viewed their proposed hotel plans
as a 19 story building with 216
suites of about 1200 square feet
each Plans included a 5000
square foot conference area, res-
taurant, bar, indoor pool, lazy
river, and 400 parking places
Joe Endry, who along with
David Brannon and Lucien
Dancaescu, plans to develop the
hotel said it would be financed
by "fractional ownership," a pro-
posal where six to eight investors
would own each suite and own-
ers would have designated times
of the year to occupy the suite
Joe Endry said, "Pensacola
Beach is Escambia County's
greatest asset and this develop-
ment will greatly add to that I
understand that by current policy
you must turn it down, but I ask
you to study it and ask yourself
these questions Is this really a
hotel9 Will it have constant tran-
sient turnover' Does it meet the
criteria9 The policy can change
It is years old "

The committee voted to re-
fer the request to the full board
Robert Rmkc, Levin Rmke
Resort Realty, made a presenta-
tion which included the possible
construction of a hotel between
proposed Portofino Towers Six
and Seven The hotel, as planned
would be a luxury, upscale ac-
commodation, featuring suites
measuring 500 square feet
"I would like to make tius the
grand finale of the Portofino de-
velopment," Rinke said "We will
add the best amenities and create
a destination on Pensacola
Beach "
Rinke said they will await
the final decision on the defini-
tion of a hotel before they pro-
ceed with their plans
The Wallace, Roberts, and
I'odd workshop has been set for
Wednesday, April 11 at 3 p m at
the Authority office WRT has
been hired by the SRIA to give
them some guidelines as they
continue their visionmng process
WRT was the South Florida con-
sulting firm which created the
1988 Land Utilization Plan for
Pensacola Beach The meeting is
open to the public
The next SRIA meeting will
be the full Board meeting at 5
p m onApril 11 at the Authority
office All meetings are open to
the public, and a Visitor's Forum
is available

Get your spurs jingle
jangle jingling It's round up
time for the Pensacola Beach
Optimists who are riding the
range to Flounder's from 6 to
10 p m on Thursday, April
19 The chuck wagon will be
loaded with the cook's famous
barbecue and all the fixins
Tim Spencer will be playing
his guitar and all ranch hands
are invited to oin in the danc-
The Giddy Up Gala will
be a profitable time for some
lucky person who will win the
grand prize of $2500 or one
of ten additional cash prizes
Proceeds from the raffle and
ticket sales go to the

Pensacola Beach Elementary
School and other Optimist
Club projects
Bettie Lee Sundstrom.
ranch boss, says. "Get on ove
to the Gala Be sure to weai
your ten gallon hat "
Tickets for the Optimist
Club's fundraiser are $50 pe
person You can get more in-
formation by dialing Bettie at
932-0684 or 384-7436
"This is your chance to
help Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School and have a
great time hobnobbing with
your fellow cowhands Every-
body is welcome Yall come
over to the F founder's ranch,"
Bettie said




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April 11,2007 Island Times PAGE 3

Barefoot on the Beach

By Jane Waters Cooper

Weekend Traffic
If you were trying to get
home during the early afternoon
on recent weekends, it's a good
thing you weren't in a hurry.
Traffic, most of it headed for the
beach was backed up through
the Three Mile Bridge to
Pensacola. Beach residents can
count on more of the same as
we head into summer. Plan your
trips on and off the beach out-
side of the midday traffic snarls.
Leaseholders at Portofino
lost their fight against ad va-
lorem taxes in lower court,
marking the second court rul-
ing against Beach leasehold-
ers. The Commercial suit had
already lost its first round.
The residential leaseholders
are still hopeful that their suit
will stand up in court. Hold on
for appeals.
Clean Up
Escambia County's recent
citations to Beach leaseholders
to clean up the sand in their
yards, brought an onslaught of
questions and complaints to the
SRIA. The project is primarily a
matter of Beach pride and to
eliminate debris which can
wreak such great havoc in a
hurricane situation. Sand sifters
are available and the SRIA will
send help to you if you are un-
able to clean up the debris your-
self. Call 932-2257 and ask for
Kim Duell to make your request
for help.

Hotel or Condo?
This issue rages on. Many
hotel builders say the constric-
tions of high land and construc-
tion costs force them to seek
condo financing for their hotel
building. Sounds innocent
enough until you get into the resi-
dential cap on Pensacola Beach
and the general public's aversion
to more condominiums.
Gigantic Clean Up
Grab your gloves, sun-
screen and a bottle of water and
head to Casino Beach at 830
a.m., April 14. You will find your-
self as a part of a huge group of
clean up volunteers working to
get the Beach back to pre-Ivan
normalcy. After the work is done
by 1:00 p.m., refreshments will
be served at the Visitor's Infor-
mation Center Parking lot. Bring
your family, friends, and neigh-
bors. There will be jobs for ev-
Thursday Night Strollers
A casual setting is the back-
ground for the Thursday night
walkers who gather at Surf Side
Food Store for their weekly work-
out. There are no dues or com-
mitments. It's all for fun and fit-
ness. You can run, jog, or walk
short distances or long distances.
You're the boss.
Angels In Our Midst
Channel Three showcased
the Lunch Bunch in the Monday,
April 2 Angels in our Midst seg-
ment. They are a local group of
ladies who support children in
protective custody in Escambia

and Santa Rosa counties.
Founded by Karen Cook Cowen
years ago, the Lunch Bunch has
truly become guardian angels to
many children. They recently
prepared 350 Easter baskets for
these youngsters.
Stormy Weather
Meteorologists are predict-
ing an active storm season this
summer. What do they know?
A whole lot, I guess. They are
blaming that pesky Vixen, La

Nina, for nudging El Nino out
of the hurricane pathways and
causing all kinds of trouble.
Let's hope the experts are wrong
again, and have to revise their
predictions. C'mon La Nina, go
back to wherever you were last
Spring Things I Miss
Opening of the Carousel in
New Orleans' Audubon Park;
May Baskets filled with candy
and flowers; Trolley Parties;

Spearmint Snowballs; but, most
of all, Sunday afternoons with
Lazy Day at the Tiki.
Geaux, Saints
The New Orleans Saints
will open the season September
6 in Indianapolis, taking on the
world champion Colts. The
Saints will be in New Orleans at
least until 2010, based on a con-
tractual agreement signed last
week with state officials. Who

Beach School Kids Stand Tall on Scholastic Ladder

Debbie Campanella, second
grade teacher at the Pensacola
Beach Elementary School, told
the Board at their March 26 meet-
ing, "We are just shining all over
the place."
She was referring to the ac-
complishments of the Beach
School students compared to
the thousands of students in
Escambia County. Most re-
cently, the essays of Abby
Jacobs, Maddie Grace
McCurdy, and Robbie McLin all
placed in the final fifty among
20,000 entered in the Father of
the Year essay contest. (See Is-
land Times, March 14 and March
28 editions for the essays.) The
three students will be among
the honorees at a banquet at
New World Landing on April 19.

Dan Green, president, ac-
cepted nominations for a new ex-
ecutive board to begin serving
after voting and installations at
the May meeting. The nominees
are: president, Todd McCurdy;
vice-president Jeff Gill; secretary
Reed Dunne; and treasurer,
Patrick Lanza.
The Partners in Education
project has established at dead-
line of July 31 to receive dona-
tions. Their goal is to raise
$118,000. To date, they have col-
lected $47,000, according to Todd
PBES teachers will host a
fundraiser on Friday, April 13
called "Dinner and A Movie" at
the school. Students may be
dropped off at the school at 6 p.m.
on Friday night, wearing their

pajamas. They will view a movie
and eat pizza. Pick up time for the
students will be 9 p.m. The cost
is $20 per child or $30 per family.
Jeff Elbert, president of the
Pensacola Beach Chamber of
Commerce presented the school
with an honorary membership to
the Beach Chamber.
"The Pensacola Beach Cham-
ber recognizes the asset that the
school is to our community," Jeff
said. "We recognize the dedica-
tion of the school board and staff
in making this atop rated school
in the state."
The next school board meet-
ing will be Monday, April 23 at 6
p.m. at the School. The agenda
will include a discussion on class
size and enrollment policy. The
meeting is open to the public.



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April 11,2007



Friends of Jan Scruggs, man-
ager of The Dock, are thrilled to
learn she has left the hospital in
Houston after undergoing a bone
marrow transplant, and is recov-
ering at home in New Orleans.
She says she can't wait to get
back to the Beach.
Abby Jacobs, Maddie Grace
McCurdy and Robbie McLin who
placed in the top fifty finalists in
the countywide Father's Day es-
say contest are in an elite group.
Twenty thousand submitted es-
says, so the fifty winners ac-
counted for one-fourth of the top
one percent. And the three are all
students at Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School. Incredible.
Jean Curtis, perennial VIC
volunteer, made a trip to Biloxi
after a long hiatus from the casi-
nos. She tried a quarter slot ma-
chine first, which promptly paid
$500. In order to make her money
last a long time, she went to the
nickel slots, punched in a few
coins, and that machine suddenly
lit up the whole room, paying
twenty thousand nickels. That's
one thousand bucks, plenty of
cash for Jean to buy new shoes
for her fancy collection.
Richard Liveakos, leader of
Lazy Day, was playing a new role

on the Beach recently at the Fri-
day night wine tasting at Bob
Temple's Beach Wines and Li-
quors. He is a fine wine special-
ist, greeting old friends and fill-
ing their glasses.
Students from Pensacola
Beach who are seniors at Gulf
Breeze High School have been
named as winners of PRIDE
Awards, given for high course
grades, 90 percentile college en-
trance exam scores, and having
taken at least four classes in the
core subject. Summer Schuler won
in Math and in Social Studies.
The award in Social Studies also
went to Elizabeth Bohannon and
Brian Weisnicht. Congratula-
After a brief stay in Gulf
Breeze Hospital, Morrie Drees is
home and doing just fine. In the
words of his daughter, Amy, he's
his old onery self.
Jim and Pete Amberson
played in the first ever Paws and
Claws Golf Classic to benefit the
Pensacola Humane Society. The
tourney was March 2 at Solutia
Golf Course. Sidelines and
PegLeg's were two of the spon-
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the sixth grade at Gulf Breeze

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Middle School, turns eleven to-
day, April 11.
Debbie Friedman returned to
her teaching duties at PJC after
Spring Break, and is now count-
ing the days until summer break
arrives. She will spend some time
in Mexico followed by a trip to
Charleston, South Carolina to
visit her daughter Deanna. This
time she will include a tour of his-
toric Charleston in her itinerary.
The Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club welcomed five new members
this month from near and far. Betty
Burell, Gulf Breeze, Mickey
Clinard and Sara Gilette, both from
Pensacola, Susan and John
Labate, Morrison, Colorado and
Thomas and Melinda Good,
Pueblo, Colorado.
Cassie Kreitzberg and her
dad, Terry, have made port in their
sailing adventure in San Cristobal,
Galapagos. They are enjoying the
sea lions, exploring and are get-
ting ready for the next leg of their
sea odyssey, crossing the Pacific
to the Marquesas.


These Beach cowpokes are rounding up high spirited party people
for the Pensacola Beach Optimist Club's Giddy Up Gala, April 19 at
Flounder's. Riding herd on the gala will be (front row, L to R): Dave
Sundstrom, Chuck Randle, and Joe Woodall. (Back row, L to R):
Bettie Lee Sundstrom and Mary Claus. Marilyn Sundstrom was out
riding the range when the photo was taken.

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Fortunately, the Island
Times had a t-shirt on hand that
would fit the big guy, John
Pinzino, who is the co-owner of
Island Realty. He was the first
to email the correct answer to
the last trivia question. The
question which was multiple
choice asked who owned the
Visitor's Information Center
building. The correct answer is
the Santa Rosa Island Author-
ity. John was the big winner (no

pun intended).
We have a t-shirt that will
fit the person who emails the
correct answer to the following
question: "What portion of the
old Mai Kai Hotel still exists on
Pensacola Beach?"
Rules are the same. T-shirt
for the first correct answer sent
to islandtimes@bellsouth.net.
Email your answer with "Trivia"
in the subject line before 5 p.m.
April 18. Good luck.

Island Times

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CHAMPION CHAPEAU Jeff Goudey took top honors in the Krewe
of Junkanoo Easter Bonnet Contest, Saturday, April 7 at the
Sandshaker with his creative and colorful cap. The Junkanoos gave
bragging rights to Dee Riley, Tracey Dwiggins, and Judy Williamson
for their devilishly delicious stuffed eggs. Sandy Huggins
guestimated her way into first prize in the Jelly Bean Game. The
Krewe will donate the proceeds from this event to a local charity.


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At the Light
Next to Flounder's
Pensacola Beach

April 11,2007


PAGE 6 Island Times April 11,2007

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Lord, I love the smell of wet
earthly Youknow, farm dirt after a
soft spring shower has a scent
that can't be duplicated and im-
mediately recalls childhood
memories Remember, "April
Showers Bring May Flowers
and we want lots of May flowers
Gardening was something I was
forced to do as a child It was
also one of those things I prom-
ised myself "I would never do
when I was a grown-up Well,
never say never (I'm just full of
adages today, aren't I?) Anyway,
we are planning a garden with
Jesiah Last year, some of our
workers ate watermelon on the
deck and spit the seeds over the
railing Sure enough we had wa-
termelons growing in the fall
After a drenching rain, which
washed away all the blooming
flowers, there was one water-
melon left that continued to grow
This became Jesiah'swatermelon,
because he's a "watermelon eat-
ing machine We actually cut
and ate the watermelon on
Thanksgiving Day It exceeded
our expectations and was incred-
ibly deliciousI
We are now starting a wa-
termelon garden We are also
adding tomatoes and strawber-
ries, which he also loves He has
big plans for selling these as
people walk by the house to go
tothe beach So, ifyousee a fruit
stand m front of our house, please
stop and enjoy some fresh sum-
mer fruit We are bemg very opti-
mistic andhoping for a large crop
I'm still hoping that Jesiah and
Pappy will do all the work and
Nanny can be the "taste tester "
Happy Birthday to Nauga
Queen Christine Hewerdme, who
celebrated with the SOBs onApril
1 Yes, she's anApril's Fool Baby,
but it was Judy L'Oignon who
played the best joke of the day
Gotusall Askher, she'lltell you
all about it
I talked to one of our miss-
ing SOBs, Legh Fisher She's no
longer missing and can be found
working for a casting company
out of New Orleans She helps to
hire and confirm the extras for the
scenes scheduled for filming each
day As soon as they have a
movie requiring ladies of our age
group, the SOBs will invade New
Orleans to be extras in a movie

And, we get paid for it? Isn't that
awesome Youmayyet see some
of us up on the big screen
Leigh's doing well and sends her
love and hello's to everyone
You know, that Irish whis-
key, uh I mean coffee, worked so
well for March, I'm thinking of
coming up with another nice
morning cocktail forAprill
Apparently, Morrie's family
scared him half to death when
someone told him he was reach-
ing 75, whereuponhe immediately
went into the hospital in a last
ditch effort to miss his ownBirth-
day Party You can't get off that
easily because the Party has been
rescheduled! Morrie is doing
fine, by the way
He must have been on some
sort of medication though, be-
cause at the recent family gather-
ing, Morrie announced the en-
gagement of our la petite Sister,
Jayne to Johnny Redmon Morrie
forgot to mention this to either of
them, so they were also surprised
Everything worked out well,
though, and Jayne and Johnny
are officially engaged (Jayne
says, "My Daddy asked Johnny
Redmonto marry mel") However
it happened, we are happy for the
both of you and wish you the
best This brings us, finally, to
this week's recipe Shrimp Salad
on Croissants, as I intended to
make this delicious dish for
Morrie's Birthday Party and serve
it as a dip, with crackers Okay, I
stillwill But, inthe meantime, let's
Shrimp Salad Croissants

1 Ib cooked small shrimp
2 celery ribs, diced
3 small carrots, shredded
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
Dash salt & pepper
2 pkgs (2 % oz ea) sliced
8 Croissants, split
In a large bowl, combine all
ingredients, except almonds (and
croissants, of course) Cover and
refrigerate at least 2 hours Just
before serving, stir in almonds I
also like to toast the Croissants
just a few minutes until they're
crunchy Serve & enjoy
Don't forget to share with a
friend and jom our motto for the
summer "Why limit Happy to an
Hour?" See ya in the kitchen

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The fine wines flowed as freely as the conversation at the
Beach Wines and Liquors' Friday Night Wine Tasting, March 30.
Richard Liveakos, right, presented a Chappellet Chenin Blanc
to Marcus Conklin and Mary Jo Tibbits. Richard, who is a fine
wine specialist for Stacole Fine Wines, is no stranger to
Pensacola Beach. Music fans remember Richard as serving up
a different kind of elixir when Lazy Day would enchant crowds
with their signature style.

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The White Wine
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If you love shellfish, it's time to take an-
other look at Chablis We are not refer-
ring to the cheap generic white wines of
recent years, butthe wine from the French
town of Chablis This wine is made from
Chardonnay grapes that are cultivated in
the northernmost part of Burgundy, where
the cool weather leaves the grapes less
ripe and more acidic than California
Chardonnay As a result, the wine is
leaner and more focused Its flavor is
also reflective ofthe limestone nch soil in
which the grapes are grown, which im-
parts a touch ofmineral-tinged flintiness
There are four levels of Chablis Petite
Chablis, regular Chablis, Premier Cru,
and Grand Cru Any of the latter three
types can be appreciated

Hint While regular Chablis is a good
value, Grand Cru Chablis is very com-
plexwith bracing acidity

Today's column offers some interesting
information about Chablis At Beach
Wines and Liquors, Inc, you'll be sure to
find a wide selection of white and red
wines of all types and pnce ranges to
complementthat special meal We'll be
happy to guide you in the purchase of
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SR;U Sucommitte vasRs
The ongoing debate of what the square foot limiaonfm500tnsfhteshtth
constitutes a hotel room may be to an unlimited size. Acrigt ih eiet dp
over by now. At press time, the opponents of thenelagge brc.
Escambia County Board of Com- this is simply a plabdelo-Iwsntdthth
missioners were to consider the ers for condo finacn aqik tolhteromgnr
item at their April 10 meeting. Their way to fund the pooe oeffentmstervn
action will be covered in the next By expanding the urn oiy ae b rdtoa od
issue of Island Times. of room size, length fonro-I a eomne
In the meantime, opposition cupa cy, and kitce mnteSI se nu rma
to the new definition, presented the units could beoecnoIoe cnutn nro
by the Planning and Zoning miniums. mnte nteros
Board to the Commission has The SRIA subcmite p n h eto no
been voiced by beach residents, pointed to study t]epolm e uaci a one
businesses, and yes, some mem- in its third session nArl3 n hrecudb teci
bers of the Santa Rosa Island presented their reerhwih sxee ek focp
Authority board. was sent to the Fl or n alwn aiymme
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Eat Dem

Bamboo Willie's will pay
homage to that springtime de-
light, the luscious mudbug at
their annual Crawfish Festival
April 20 through April 22 on
Portofino Boardwalk The festi-
val starts at 4 p m on Friday, 11
a m on Saturday and noon on
Sunday Serving the crawfish will
be members of the Pensacola
Beach Chamber of Commerce,
who will pocket all the tips and
dedicate them to the upgrading


of their computer system
A whole weekend of great
bands will begin with LMR2 at 4
p m on Friday followed by
Ba'nana Republic at 9 p m at the
Bamboo Willie's mainstage
Other bands playing at the
mainstage on Saturday will be
LMR2 at noon, ToutLes Soirsat
5 p m and Ba'nana Republic at
10 pm Sunday's bands will be
Tout Les Soirs at 1 pm and
Ba'nanaRepublic at 6 p m Bands

I Bugs
playing in the shell at the Board-
walk Amphitheatre will be One Ja-
maican at 1 p m on Saturday and
Knee Deep at 1 p m on Sunday
A Kid's Zone will feature a
petting zoo andthe Pelican's base-
ball team mascot both Saturday
and Sunday afternoons
Portofino Boardwalk mer-
chants will hold a sidewalk sale
during the festival
Remember it's a spring thing
Eat dem mudbugs

Beach Chamber Business After Hours Tuesday, April 24, 5:30 p.m.
Paradise Bar and Grill Everyone is Invited!

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Beach School Students Make The Grade
Pensacola Beach Elementary School students have successfully completed their third nine week
grading period Teachers have awarded honor roll status to the following students:
Debbie Campanella's 2nd Grade Maguire Foreste Jon Grigsby
A Honor Roll LiaLampone ColinHightower
Michaele Dunne Pevton Hoover

A/B Honor Roll
Benton Byrd
Angelica Dempsey
Richard Earle
Kyhe Fmkbone
Justin Fruitticher
Daniel Green
Ahse Holk
Joseph Martin
Reddon McLaurine

JoyMcLaurine's Third Grade
A Honor Roll
Jace Amberson
Megan Cronin

A/B Honor Roll
Sara Burnett
Anna Larsen
Lam Smith
Marley Taylor
Robert Wright

Susan McLeod's Fourth Grade
A Honor Roll
Savannah Crowdis
Zane Gill
William Green
Madeline Mateer
Duncan Nven
Sara Post

A/B Honor Roll
Jett Crowdis

William Royer
Kiley Stromberg

Margie Pitts' Fifth Grade
A Honor Roll
Savannah Dunne
Reghan Elliott
Mitchell Robbins
Bailey Trzcmski

A/B Honor Roll
Cate Hodges
Arthur Holk
George Knost
William McLm
Stephanie Moraes
Molly O'Donovan
Kimberly Stilson


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Pensacola Beach Chamber bestowed an Honorary Chamber
Membership upon the Pensacola Beach Elementary School in
recognition of their contributions to the community. PBES, Inc.
President Dan Green, left, receives the proclamation from Chamber
President Jeff Elbert at the March 27 school board meeting.

Dinner and A Movie
Friday, April 13 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Pensacola Beach Elementary School
Open to Elementary SchoolAged Students
Pizza and a Movie. Wear your pajamas.
$20 per student. $30 per family.
More Information call 934-4020


Notice is hereby given that Pensacola Beach
Elementary Charter School, Inc is seeking sealed proposals

"Independent Audit Services for Pensacola Beach
Elementary Charter School, Inc." RFP # PBE 07

The detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) may be
obtained from Pensacola Beach Elementary Charter School,
Inc located at 900 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach, Florida
32561, (850) 934 4020

Proposals will be accepted until 2 00 p m Friday, May
4, 2007 in the Office of Pensacola Beach Elementary Charter
School, Inc at 900 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach, Florida,

For additional information, please contact Kelly
Rutherford, Accountant at (850) 547 4566 or by email
krutherford@schoolfin com

Envelopes must be sealed and plainly marked
"RFP # PBE 07"
"Independent Audit Services for Pensacola Beach
Elementary Charter School, Inc."

Pensacola Beach Elementary Charter School, Inc
reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive
any and all informalities or irregularities, and to reject all or
any part of any proposal as they may deem to be in their
best interest

Pensacola Junior College in-
vites the public to a special rec-
ognition of local historian John
Appleyard who has chronicled
PJC's first 58 years in his latest
book, "Recollections The Story
of Pensacola Junior College "
The presentation is 4 p m
Tuesday, April 17, in the upstairs
lobby of the BarfieldAdmmistra-
tion Building on the Pensacola
campus, Building 7
From the college's humble
beginnings in an old boarding
house to its high-tech facilities
that cover three sprawling cam-
puses and a dynamic Downtown
Center, Appleyard has gathered
facts, figures, memories and in-
terviews to portray the college's

Pensacola Beach
Community Church
United Church of Christ
Via de Luna & Ave 18
Sunday Services 10 a.m.

Our Lady
of the Assumption
Catholic Mission
Via de Luna & Ave 18
Sunday Mass 9:45 a.m.

influence along the Gulf Coast
Loaded with 300 photos,
the 265-page book illustrates
almost six decades of change in
the college's programs, archi-
tecture and personnel not to
mention fashions and hair-

"Recollections" is available
for a $45 donation at the PJC
Foundation office, Building 17, on
the Pensacola campus
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. by.
Well it' that time again.
Summer here means crowds
of people riding everything from
surfboards to rafts All floating
around waiting for that big
swell... and we wait andwait! Out
of the whole year, we need surf
forecasting more than ever.
So... here's some web sites that
will help in our endeavor.
www.stormsurf. com
www.surfline.com and of course
my site www.espocreative.com
Using these sites is quite easy
and will teach you how to predict
swells and weather for our areas.
Learning what makes surf is es-
sential to our sport Information
And, right around the corner
is hurricane season The Colo-
rado State University team of fore-
casters led by Phillip Klotzbach,
has issued predictions for the
2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
"Information obtained through




November 2006 indicates that the
2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season
will be more active than the aver-
age 1950-2000 season; we esti-
mate 14 named storms, 7 hurri-
canes, and 3 intense hurricanes
of category 3, 4, or 5." says Mr.
Klotzbach. Get ready
Here is the list of names -
any of them sound familiar? An-

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drea, Barry, Chantal, Dean, Erin,
Felix, Gabrielle, Humberto,
Ingrid, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo,
Melissa, Noel, Olga, Pablo,
Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van
and Wendy.
For more info on how to
predict surf, or prepare for
storm surf contact freddy @
espocreative .com

NEW SURFER His name is Finn. Finnley Joe Allen, born March 22 is
chilled out now, but it won't be long until he will be hitting the
waves with his big brother Noah and dad Clark Allen. His mom
Stephanie Allen says she will watch from the Beach.

&i hl' r^l SplE
Beach resident Cindy Lumpkin likes blue water and Blue Angels.
While she and husband Walt fished on the Offshore Animal Too,
they caught a dozen or so Spanish Mackerel and got a bonus of
watching the Blue Angels practice last Tuesday.

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Fishermen Weigh In, Stories Spring Up As Fishing Fever Spreads

Learning To Fish
Students from Woodlawn
Beach Middle School have now
completed their hands on, line-in-


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tion and the latest fishing tech-
Seven different stations
staffed by volunteers were set up

Woodlawn Beach Middle School studnets practiced casting and
catching last week at Shoreline Park South. Seventh graders who
were showing their technique to organizer Pete Della Ratta
(background) are (L to R): Hanah Davenport, 13, Gabe' Garnier, 12,
and Jasmine Holmes, 13.

the-water fishing classes. Lead by
no other than the Island Times
fishing columnist, Pete Della
Ratta, who is also their athletic
director, hundreds of students
learned about casting, conserva-

at Shoreline Park South to allow
to students time to experience and
experiment with each technique.
The days were topped of with a
picnic lunch and drawing for
Pete, who is a former profes-

Star Gazers Search Night Skies

Gulf Islands National Sea-
shore Superintendent Jerry
Eubanks announced today
plans for a stargazing event at
the entrance to Fort Pickens
Area on Friday, April 20 from
7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Weather per-
mitting, volunteers from the
Escambia County Amateur
Astronomer's Association will
set up several telescopes for
public viewing. Because of a
scheduling conflict the stargaz-

ing event, originally scheduled
for March 16, was changed to
April 20.
Superintendent Eubanks en-
courages everyone to visit the
Seashore to join us for our star-
gazing program. The program is
free. For additional information
about this program or other pro-
grams offered at the Seashore, call
the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Cen-
ter at (850) 934-2600 or visit our
website at www.nps.gov/guis.

sional baseball player, brings the
lessons to life for his students.
"This is a great day. All the kids
here are learning in nature's class-
room how to fish and how to pre-
serve their environment," Pete
said. "It just gets better every

Dolphin Safe Site
NOAA Fisheries Service has
established a website to provide
information and requirements to
consumers, producers, importers,
exporters and distributors regard-
ing U.S. dolphin-safe tuna at
"This website will answer
many of the questions tuna im-
porters and processors may have
in obtaining dolphin-safe certifi-
cation for their product at an
Internet address that's easy to re-
member," saidRod
McInnis, NOAA
Fisheries Service
Southwest Re- 'p
tor and a U.S.
Commissioner to
the Inter-American Tropical Tuna
Commission. "It will also help the
public feel more confident in the
authenticity of the dolphin-safe
The dolphin-safe label indi-
cates to consumers that dolphins
were not intentionally encircled
with nets nor harmed when the
tuna were caught.
Due to the unique associa-

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tion between tuna and dolphins,
found only in the eastern tropical
Pacific Ocean, Congress passed
the Dolphin Protection Consumer
Information Act in 1990 to give
consumers the opportunity to
know if the tuna they purchase is
falsely labeled. Mandates of this
legislation included the establish-
ment of a government tracking
program and the creation of a
government dolphin-safe

Saltwater Rick's
Fishing Report
At the Gulf Pier, the Ling
and the King are the thing or
you can go home with some
Spanish Mac and maybe a
Pompano 4 a snack. With a
little rod and the proper
techne'k, u can catch your
lunch from the highest peek.
The view is fine so quit
wastin' your time. Turn off
the TV and go fishing' and
you'll sea.
If you don't want to
wet a line, stroll down
the length of the Pier to
catch the action or soak
in a sunset best deal in
town forjust a buck.

Fearsome Fish
Finally Caught
Homeowners on
Stanford Drive, north of
Highway 98 report that

the Boss Bass has finally been
caught in Lake Johnson. Armed
with a rubber worm and nerves of
steel, the angler nabbed the illu-
sive Bass who has been ruling the
little lake nestled in the woods
east of Gulf Breeze.
"I got this on the third cast
late one afternoon," said
Johnson. "I put him back. I'll see
him another day."

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April 11,2007

April fourth was Veterans
Day at Paradise's Texas Hold 'Em
4 Fun poker game. On a record
setting night infront of a packed
house Air Force vet and local
poker superstar, Tex Atkinson
flew to the top of the ranks with
a come from behind victory in the
showdown against Marine vet
Bob Barnas from Gainesville,
Just two nights earlier, "Two
Dollar" Dave Teitelman won his
first tournament after two years
of trying. Michelle Bourgeois was
second on April 2.
March ended like a lion on
the poker tables at Paradise.
Hugh and Tamhra Graham from
Wadsworth, Illinois signed in to
play with us at Paradise on March
26. Tamhra had a great time fin-
ishing second to Dr. Glenn
Burleson who had the best time
of all. Mark Jullian took the win
on March 28 with N.J. Carriere
from Sudbury, Ont. Canada in
second. He had the time of his
life on his vacation as did Brian
and Kelly Robinson from Ohio
who saw an ad about the poker
at the Paradise and booked their
stay here with us 4 the cards!
Trey Weeks was the winner
at Paddy O'Leary's on March 25.
James Ripley was second and
David and Denise Dotson spent
their vacation time playing poker.
Waldo Defindorfin took
down the final table at Paddy's
on March 27 while leaving Trace
Lewis in second. Redneck Anne
Vinson made her return to the
Beach on April Fool's Day with a
strong game and good cards to
take the win. Capt. Bud Waite did
all he could to take her down, but,
she just floated boat after boat
to stay afloat and claim the goat!
She topped off the night with 4
Mark Beachman and Trace
Lewis battled it out at Paddy's on
April 4, but the luck of the Irish
shined on Mark who took the win.
In action at the historic Is-
lander Lounge on March 24 Jeff
Lockwood nailed down a big win
defeating Fran Cox in the final.
Denise Dotson playing out of
Russelville, Ark. was third on her
first try.
The last day of March was
Townie Mike Ballew's big day.
Mike, who once played for the
"BEAR" started slow then
proved who was boss as he
cleared the final table of all the
top beach players and won his
first beach tournament at The Is-
lander. Mark Beachman was a
strong second.

Players Storm
Texas Hold 'Em 4
Fun crowned Capt.
Bud Waite as the
March Champion at
the monthly tourna-
ment hosted at Para-
dise. Paul Jones was
the runner-up. Bud
outplayed the best in
the area on tourna-
ment night, March 31.
Need game info? Military veteran
Call916-0967. Tex Atkinson and
poker tables by store

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These days men are getting
in on the "personal grooming "
thing more than ever Just like
women, the right hair style can
improve a man's appearance im-
stantly When choosing men's
hairstyles you'll want to pay at-
tention to the trends out there, as
well as what works best with your
hair and face shape
Here are some guidelines to
go by
1) Work withwhatyouhave
There's no sense in working
against your hair type Too frus-
trating and time consuming, then
you just end up wearing a hatl
For example, fine hair, as a gen-
eral rule, should be kept short to
make it appear thicker
2) Don't fight the curl If you
have naturally curly hair, get a
good cut to enhance your curl,
and some products to tame it
With our high humidity level on

by Pandora de Balthazar

Makmg yourBed and then
lymg in tl Selecting the finest in
Hungarian Goose Down Pillows,
Mattress Pads, and Duvets is one
of the most important choices a
girl makes In fact, it's a choice
which can last your lifetime, and
Using Hungarian goose
down and a down proof ticking
allows your pillow, mattress pad,
and duvets to be laundered regu-
larly, and aired m the sunshine for
your health and a much better
sleeping environment The Hun-
garian goose down produced to-
day canbe, when purchased from
a top quality distributor or retail
shop near you, hypoallergenic,
and will prepare you to enjoy the
most rejuvenating rest
Recognizing that different
body types, weights, and per-
sonal choices will change the
need for light, medium, orheavier
bed covers, you should seek
proper advise about the types
and sizes of pillows available
Some support your neck only,
others merge your body to the
mattress After all, which one

sounds best to you?
Besides, no two people land
on the pillow the same way, many
sleep on two, andifyouhave ever
had a back ache, or had to remain
in the bed more than overnight, it
can be one of the most uncom-
fortable places you find yourself
It's best to learn now about the
bestbeddig available, to remove
your body from the chemicals of
the mattresses, and to encom-
pass yourself m the finest down
bedding and linen you can afford
As for your linen, it should
always be 100% cotton or linen
It's also important to change the
linen often, at least twice per
week, if notthree times, toremove
the dust mites, body oils and flu-
ids, and prepare your clean bed
for an uninterrupted night's
sleep Your body deserves a great
rest, and your martial bed will be
all the better for itl
If you are sleep deprived
[that means less than 8 full unin-
terrupted hours of sleep each
night], then it becomes very im-
portant for you to find out why,
design and create a quiet, tran-

quil environment, andmake peace
with your mattress and bedding
or replace itl Nothing should in-
terrupt your full eight hours
sleep, and nine is even better
When you have children, re-
member that a young child needs
11 hours of uninterrupted sleep,
and the faster you enforce this
plan of action, the better off both
Mother and Child will beI The
impact of a sleep deprived adult
is multiplied in a child, and our
generations are being affected
greatly by examples of 5 to 6 hours
of sleep per night
If you truly wish to learn
about the effect of sleep on your
life, stop by our shop at 9 South
Ninth Avenue,and pick up your
copy of the book, "Power Sleep,"
by renowned author Dr James
Maas Dr Maas of Comell Uni-
versity, has studied and written
for the last 38 years on the effects
of poor sleeping habits on your
motor and memory skills Take
time to get sleep
Enjoy the beauty of
life today Warmest regards for
a great sleep


6) Keep it upl Once you
have your chosen style, don't let
it get unruly Regular trims, about
every 4-6 weeks will keep that
style looking its best
And, last but certainly not
least, ladies take notice of men
who take a little time to look their
best Gentlemen- you will feel bet-
ter, andyou'll look better to your-
self and to those around you
Here's to a healthy head of
hair and a happy you

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the beach, hang it up- its gonna
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3) Choosing a style for thin-
nng hair If your hairline is reced-
ig or you have a bald patch to
cover up, take this into consider-
ation, growing that hair on the
top to do a Comb-over is just not
attractive A shorter style will
blend your thinning patches and
make them less noticeable If your
hair has pretty much "left the
building", consider shaving it all
off, al a Bruce Willis, who looks
great completely bald An added
extra, women love to feel a clean
smooth shaven head
4) Don't be afraid to ask for
advice This one is self explana-
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April 11, 2007 Island Times PAGE 17

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by E.K Hewson

Just the other day my son,
Harry, and I went hiking in the
Piranha Pit. This is a well-
marked, three-mile trail through
the woods with gentle rolling
hills and massive tree roots that
if you are not careful will trip
you up. The Marines at Cherry
Point aptly nicknamed the roots
piranhas because they say the
roots reach up and bite you on
the ankles just before you fall
and blow out a knee.
Well as we neared the end
of the route, Harry decided he
would take the lead. Excitedly
he spotted the picnic tables
where we would eat lunch and
he was confident about his abil-
ity to navigate the last few
twists and turns. Before I knew
it, he came running back to-
wards me yelling, "Snake!" My
first thought was his eyes were
playing tricks on him and it was
a tree branch positioned just so.
I had run the Pit numerous times
and not once did I encounter a
snake. So, as I cautiously took
a few steps forward, I saw the
snake as well an absolutely
gorgeous Copperhead, neatly
coiled in the middle of the trail
and basking in the 80 degree
sunshine. He had no intentions
of moving. Either didwe, unless
backing up counts. We were at
an impasse.
Harry suggested we turn
around. I was, however, in no
mood to hike an additional 2.95
miles because of some poisonous
snake. I had long since drunk all
of my Gatorade and my sweat-
filled undergarments were start-
ing to chafe. So Ijust stood there.
I stared at the snake secretly wish-
ing I had Harry Potter with me
who could have spoken
Parseltongue and gotten him to
move; not Harry Hewson who
was fearfully quoting survival
statistics regarding poisonous
snakes that he had read in the
doctor's office. Things were not
going so well as I tried to remain
calm and rational. Unbeknownst
to my son, many years ago I di-
agnosed myself as a sufferer of
Ophiophobia, the fear of snakes,
after crossing the path of a Rattle-
snake on the running trails at the
Marine base in Camp Pendleton,
As luck would have it about
30 Marines came running up the
trail. They were huffing, puffing,
spitting and preparing to make the

final thigh-burning uphill charge
when then came upon Harry, the
snake and me. Stopping to see
if we were okay, I pointed to the
snake which was about five feet
ahead on the trail. Now the
Copperhead had a bunch of
Marines, one freaked out child
and an "overly-calm" mother
cornered. He just continued to
sun himself with his eyes wide
open and his forked tongue lap-
ping at the air. I don't know if
the snake overheard, or should
I say sensed since snakes don't
have ears, some of the Marines'
plans to clear the path, but be-
fore long it slithered its four-
foot self off to safety and we
were all clear to move forward.
All but Harry.
I tried coaxing him to walk
forward to no avail. One Marine
tried explaining to him that he
was safe and could proceed. No
way. Another Marine offered to
go back and carry him. Not an
option. Finally a Marine came
up with the idea that he should
go off the trail and around a tree
because the snake couldn't see
him behind the tree. It worked.
Seems he had a similar incident
as a kid and that was how his
big brother got him to walk for-
ward. All I could think of was
how Freud believed that all
phobias stemmed from a bad
childhood experience.
Later on that evening my

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husband, Har, and I were talk-
ing about the Piranha Pit ad-
venture and the chances of
Harry developing a fear or se-
vere dislike of snakes. His fa-
ther said I was overreacting and
by morning Harry would be tell-
ing his friends how he jumped
over the snake and wasn't the
least bit afraid.
As we went to tuck Harry
in for the night our questions
were answered. Piled into a shoe
box were all plastic snakes, any
books about snakes and a hand-
written signed statement: "I,
Harry Hewson, will never, ever
hike the Piranha Pit again."
Oh well, as with every dark
cloud in parenting, there is al-
ways a silver lining. At least for
now, we won't have to rent the
movies "Anaconda" or "Snakes
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Big Red
Well, I bought a 20 hp Crafts-
man riding lawn mower this week
It's shiny red, and it has cruise
control on it I am not joking I
will still have to use the little elec-
tric mower in tight places, but the
bulk of the work Big Red can
handle or rather cut Go Big Redl
(both the football team and my
Royal Fruit
Today I started my eating
garden I planted strawberries
yesterday There are so many
rules with these strawberries
Plant them, but keep the crowns
exposed What are they, royalty?
I just guessed at what the crown
Make sure it's a cloudy day,
but the soil should be dry and not
wet Usually on a cloudy day it
Then make sure they get six
hours of direct sunlight How can
I do that if it's cloudy? Good grief
If I had known all of this, I
would have planted something
else I actually think the "Weather
Gods" read the directions too, be-
cause everything weather-wise
fell right into place
Unwanted Guests
We had a opossum conven-

tion on our street last week I saw
four adults, and at least two were
pregnant The babies were born,
and they are quite cute My won-
derful neighbors, Ian and Mike,
have been humanely trapping
them with stinky cat food and
setting them free, far far away
from home in the woods My sis-
ter, your editor of Island Times,
Shelley Johnson, loaned us two
humane traps Thanks goes to
Shelley from my neighborhood
Prime Rate
I am starting to prime and
paint Hardy shingles again for the
house I bought eight gallons of
primer which should cover about
1000 shingles That's a 12 day af-
fair I can prime and paint about
250 shingles every three days, but
it's a back breaker
I will let you m on a little
known trade secret Okay it is my
little known trade secret Do yoga
every night, and you will salvage
yourback The yoga makes huge
difference when sitting on the
ground, lifting the six, eight and
twelve inch shingles for several
hours But look at it this way, the
lifting is a great exercise for your
arms And it does get you into
shape lifting stacks of concrete
shingles Have a wonderful week

Real Estate House Realtors accepted the Beach Chamber
honor of being named the very first Business of the Month at
the March 28 Business After Hours. With a panoramic view of
downtown Pensacola Beach from the Islander Lounge's rooftop
deck, Becky Shearman and Diane Tyson from Real Estate House,
Chamber Exec Sandy Johnston and Karen Cook Cowen, REH
broker, seal the deal. The Beach Chamber announces the winner
of the Business of the Month at their After Hours. The After
Hours in April will be at Paradise Bar and Grill on Tuesday, April
24 at 5:30 p.m.

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Built in 2000 this home is in a
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Portofino Best 2 BR unit in
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