Title: Island times
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Publication Date: April 25, 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
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Wildwood Rocks At First Bands on the Beach Concert

There will be a whole lot of
ockin' and rolln' on Tuesday
lights once again The everpopu-
lar Bands on the Beach concerts
are back and marking the begin-
mig of the summer season onthe
Beach The first free concert from
7 to 9pm at the Gulfside Pavil-
ion at Casino Beach will be on
May 1 and will continue through
Wildwood, a highly ac-
claimed band, will open the sea-
son Beach people have lovingly
embraced Wildwood as their own
since they first started playing as
the house band at Kevin's en [a
'laya in the early eighties
Michael Wheeler, the leader,
has an extensive background m
nusic, dating back to the time
,vhen lie was ten-years-old when
he andlLucky Kelson startedtheir

'he lEscambia County Board
of Commissioners was greeted by
about 75 beach residents, busi-
lesses, and developers at their
April 10 meeting The main at-
raction was the expected vote on
he change in hotel definition As
it turned out, the Pensacola Beach
contingent wi I have to wait until
he June BCC meeting to get a
possiblee answer
Board members Gene
Valentino and Mike Whitehead
nade their position clear, favor-
ing the change in hotel/motel
definition to expand owner occu-
)ancy to 16 weeks per year, as
opposed to the current two week
regulation Opponents of the pro-
)osed change contend that it will
open the door to increased condo
construction and will bring a
nyrad of problems in its wake
proponentss of the change state
the need for condo financing of a
Julian MacQueen, owner of
he Innisfree Corporation, which
owns a string of hotels, wants to
buildhotels on Pensacola Beach,
)ut insists they must be condo
"I want to build hotels on
ensacola Beach, but I have to
ave the financing option,"
MacQueen said
Robert Rinke, Levin Rinke
(esort Realty, opposes the
"If you change the defini-
tion, we stand to make money,"
e said "But, I stood up m the

first band, The Thunderbird Five
Great name Great future
Since then. Michael has been
a member of a number of locally
successful Florida bands Purple
Heritage, The Last Straw, I at Cat,
Wildwood and The Instant
Daddios Michael joined Wild-
wood in 1976 when the band was
still called The Last Straw
After those early years,
Michael's career criss-crossed
from music to attending art
schools, and back to music Af-
ter art school, lie was the director
for an advertising agency ie re-
turned to Pensacola in 19S9 to
open a studio in Gulf Breeze, the
same week the Bay Bridge was
rammed out of whack by a barge
Bad news for his business, so he
moved to Meridian, Mississippi
to work for an electronics com-

Beach Church with Allen Levin
many years ago in front of 700
beachresidents and promised not
to circumvent the residential
dwelling cap, and I didn't "
Twenty-five speakers ad-
dressed the commissioners, who
finally voted in favor of Commis-
sioner Grover Robinson's recom-
mendation that there was a need
for more time to study the issue
'he matter will come up again at
the June meeting of the BCC
The change in definition
was addressed at the full board
meeting of the SRIA on Wednes-
day, April 11 Board members
and other spokespersons voiced
their opinion on the change in
Tom Campanella said the
developers are talking about
developing risk free
"I find that perplexing," he
said "All of a sudden these
projects need to be built without
any risk to the developer They
should assume the risk, not the
comm unity"
Jim (ox, resident, presented
a petition that he had given to the
BCC with 158 signatures from
people opposing the change
When Vernon Prather,
chairman, asked the SRIA
Board if they wanted to go
through every point in his
memo, the board voted unani-
mously in favor of hosting an-
other workshop on April 24 at
11 30 am to discuss the defi-
nition again

pany IIe returned to Pensacola in
2005, picked up his guitar and
went back to Wildwood
The current members of the
band are Wheeler, Island Times
columnist Freddy Esposito, Jeff
Johnson, Dennis Gossman, and
Mitchell Armstrong
Bands on the Beach always
draws music loving crowd who
often bring their coolers and
chairs and have Tuesday night
tailgate parties
Some folks show up for din-

ner on the Beach before the con-
certs and some stay after for
drinks or dinner It's a festive,
now established Beach custom, a
time when everybody is celebrat-
ing and happy
The Tuesday night Bands on
the Beach is sponsored and pre-
sented by the Santa Rosa Island
Authority as a free community
"WVe changed the name from
Blues on the Beach to Bands on
the Beach to offer a bigger van-

ety," says Buck Lee, Santa Rosa
island Authority general man-
ager "Blues will still be an es-
sential part, but now we can in-
clude oldies, soul and mucl
more We have booked first-rate
bands all summer, so come to the
Beach and bring your
dancing shoes "
Bands following Wildwvooc
in May will be Midnight Confes-
sions, Tinfeet, Not Quite Fab
Five, and Crosstown

Fireworks, Fractional Ownership

Light Up Island Authority Meeting

An announcement from
Doug McAllister, Fun Coast Pro-
motions, that there would be
Fourth of July fireworks on
Pensacola Beach brought a mo-
ment of relief to the members of
the Santa Rosa Island Authority
Board at their April 11 meeting
The Board's focus has been on the
change in hotel definition, so the
good news was welcome
"Beach businesses have
been stepping up as sponsors,"
McAllister said He noted that he
is carefully following all regula-
tions Buck Lee, general manager,
said the County had allotted $2(1000
toward the fireworks show
"There is a great deal to do,
McAllister said "But I think the
benefit to the Beach that evening
will be worth it I do not care if I
make any money The only
thanks I need are to know there

are children who enjoyed the fire-
works on Pensacola Beach"
Getting back to their hotel
agenda, the Board viewed a
presentation from George
Fletcher, Adache Group, which
accompanied a request for con-
ceptual approval for the frac-
tional ownership hotel pro-
posed for the former Clarion
site The hotel would include
216 rooms of 1250 to 1465
square feet of space Olga
Dancaescu gave a 45 minute
presentation on the proposed
hotel She said the fractional
ownership hotel would allow
owners to occupy their suites in
two week increments three
times a year Considering that
each unit would have six to
eight owners, there would be a
possibility for 48 weeks of
owner occupancy

Joe Endry, one of the devel-
opers of the property said, "I want
to be sure your concerns are ad-
dressed We can fine tune to make
sure this is a legitimate lodging
facility We want to bring a hotel
which has a very high occupancy
and strong benefits to the beach
This would be a gorgeous flag-
ship on Pensacola Beach "
'The Board did not act on the
request for conceptual approval,
but moved the matter on to the
full board meeting in May
Sandy Johnston gave a re-
port from the Visitors Informa-
tion (enter which included the
fact that 3337 visitors went
through the VIC in March
The next meeting of the Au-
thority will be the committees on
Wednesday, April 25, at 5 p m at
the SRIAoffice The meetings are
open to the public

Five Year Olds Ready To Register For Kindergarten

Kindergartners who show
up at Pensacola Beach Elemen-
tary School with proper creden-
tials on May 1, Registration
Day, will be accepted for next
year's Kindergarten Class
"The registration require-
ments are the same as last year,"
Jennifer Neal, kindergarten
teacher said "The child must be
five-years-old before Septem-
ber 1, and bring an original
birth certificate "
They also need to bring
their social security number,
Florida Certificate of mm uni-
zation, and proof of a physical
examination within the past
calendar year
Registration will take place
between ten and eleven-thirty
a m While parents are filling
out the paperwork in the multi-
purpose room, the prospective

kindergartners will participate mn
a short activity with a "buddy" m

the classroom Lunch will be pro-
vided for the children




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April 25, 2007 Island Times PAGE 3

Barefoot on the Beach

By Jane Waters Cooper

Fishing is not my thing. Dur-
ing the twenty-seven years I have
lived on the Beach, I have gone
fishing only once. And, that was
because my friend, Priscilla
Vayda, a writer for the New Or-
leans Times Picayune, was
spending the weekend with me.
She loves fishing anywhere, any-
time, so I signed us up for a day
aboard The Entertainer.
Preparation for the trip was
easy enough... a few sandwiches
and cokes in the cooler, get up
before sunrise, and we were off,
headed to the Marina to get on
board by six a.m.
Priscilla was wearing a white
silk suit that warm morning. I
guess she didn't bring any fish-
ing clothes. Her hair and nails
were perfect. She was really ready
to fish!
As we got on the boat, I no-
ticed a few ardent fishing friends,
Linda Murphy, Icela Rogers, and
Jeff Goudey. The trip to the first
fishing spot was pleasant. We
were all sitting on the deck, chat-
ting and drinking coffee, enjoy-
ing a fresh sea breeze.
When we arrived at the spot,
everything changed. All the an-
glers went into immediate action,
baiting hooks, positioning them-
selves at the rail, dropping the
lines, forgetting small talk, now
fueled by their intensity to catch
a fish.
I went into the air condi-
tioned salon, sat down, and ate a
sandwich. Suddenly, there was a
huge noise, like a football cheer-

ing section had just come aboard.
Actually, someone had just
caught the first fish of the day.
From then on, it was a non-stop
bait the hook, drop the line, reel
'em in.
Then, it was off to spot num-
ber two. I stayed in my cool com-
fortable zone. When we arrived it
was the same drill. By now, the
hampers were filling with fish, and
that was before we arrived at spot
number three. It was there that
Icela caught a huge red snapper,
and was the envy of the crowd.
All this moving about and fish-
ing, had taken hours. The ham-
pers were filled. It was time to eat
and drink a little and head back to
Everybody was sunburned,
had bait on their clothes, and they
were too tired to chit chat.
Priscilla's white silk suit looked
like she had been lying face down
in a mud pie. You could say ev-
eryone was a mess except me. I
was cool, full of sandwiches, and
didn't have to brag about my
I did think about what is good
and bad about fishing. To a fish-
erman, there is no such thing as a
bad fish story, but I had already
made a mental list.
What's good is that fish are
tasty, if you have enough tartar
sauce. They are also good for
you, if you don't count the mer-
cury. Fish fries are unbeatable
fundraisers. Fish fries are great
summer backyard picnics. The
bad part of fishing is that any-

thing that starts at six a.m. can't minute. I held it up and yelled at looked like everybody el
be good. The fish would much Eric Landis, the dockmaster, draggled.
rather stay in the water with their "Little E, look at what I caught." I was overjoyed
families. And, finally, how unfair He looked up incredulously. Priscilla said she didn't w
is it to have to battle a 100 to 200 "You caught that?" fish and we picked up the
pound human being with sophis- "Yes," I lied. "I caught it." and got in the car. As Idrov
ticated fishing equipment when Then I handed the big snap- Via de Luna, I asked Pri,
you're just a little old ordinary per back to its rightful owner, had fun. No answer. S1
fish? (Does not include I don't remember who the sound asleep.
sportfishing) Well, that's my list mate was on that trip. Ijust know She had ruined a wh
and I accept the fact that I am a he had a tangled sense of humor, suit, mangled her manicu
minority among the angler crowd. He wasn't about to let me off the her hair hung in damp ring
So, now, we are at the dock. hook, scott free, from going on a her sunburned neck. But t
As Capt. Jerry Andrews was eas- fishing charter and never drop- ing excursion was an imn
ing into the slip, I asked Icela if I ping a line. All of a sudden, he able success. I could tell
could borrow her fish for a turned the hose on me, and I smile onherface.

Beach Donations Get T

Mayan Indian Children

Chief George Dodge, who
collects items for Indian chil-
dren, has re-
turned after
making his first
delivery to the
Mayan Indians
in Guatemala.
"I delivered
a large number
of school sup-
plies to the
Mayan chil-
dren," he said.
"I am so grateful
for all of those

who helped."
Chief Dodge reported that
the Island
Times article
was instrumen-
tal in the
Beach Woman's
Club asking him
to speak, and
donating sup-
plies and cash.
Also, Pat
Windham, well
.- ,k n o w n

se, be-

ant her
e along
s if she
he was

ite silk
re, and
:lets on
he fish-
by the


Pensacola civic leader, heard
his speech and is arranging for
television appearances for him.
The owner of Annais Antiques
in Gulf Breeze read the article in
Island Times and has offered
the shop as a second location
for dropping off items. Danah's
Hair Salon is the local drop off
point. The Mayan children need
pencils, notebooks, and pencil
sharpeners. Chief Dodge will be
making a second trip to Guate-
mala in the next few months, so
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Stephanie and Jamie White
have announced the birth of their
new son, Maxwell Kress White
on February 16. He weighed
seven pounds and one ounce and
was 20 inches tall. Stephanie is a
graduate of Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School. Maxwell is the
grandson of Cathy Kress, Beach
leaseholder, SOB, and world trav-
Blaire and Carlee Amberson,
Starfish Holk, and her dog, and
Kylie Finkbone, escorted by
Kristin Amberson were biking to-
gether in Villa Sabine last week
according to an eye witness re-
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Fifteen-year-old Tommy
Sears made the 16 and OverAAU
Basketball team in Navarre. His
parents own the Market on the
Island, Cabana Club and the Ca-
bana Club Caf6.
The Santa Rosa Education
Foundation has named Pete Della
Ratta, Island Times fishing col-
umnist, as a candidate for the
Rookie Teacher of the Year award.
He teaches at Woodlawn Beach
Middle School. The candidates
will be honored at a reception
on April 26 at the Russell Cen-
ter. The winner will receive at
$1000 scholarship provided by
the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber

Beach School first grader
Abby Jacobs entered her heart-
felt essay about her dad, Dr. Ri-
chard Jacobs, in the Escambia
County Father of the Year essay
contest. Abby's entry was
awarded first prize in the kinder-
garten through second grade di-
vision. Congrats.
Annie Atkinson calls our at-
tention to a reference to her dad,
in the poker story, April 11, as an
Air Force vet. Actually, in the real
world, away from the poker
tables, Tex Atkinson was a dedi-
cated and decorated Naval Avia-
tor. He is the author of a book
about flying combat in the Ko-
rean War, "From the Cockpit."
Follow the Yellow Brick
Road from Detroit, Michigan to
the Sandshaker Lounge, and
you may find an old
windsurfing buddy you haven't
seen in years. Betsy and Henry
Patterson, Detroit, were visiting
Pensacola Beach when Betsy
decided she wanted a
Bushwacker. So, Chrissy Cook
and Sandi Johnson, met her and
Henry at the bar. In their con-
versation, Rick Sundstrom's
name came up. As it turned out,
Rick and Henry were
windsurfing buddies on Lake
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Congratulations to Captain
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Wild, overall winners of the Out-
cast Cobia Invitational April 14
and 15. Their total catch weighed
296.8 pounds. The prize money
was $193,000. The Hog Wild beat
45 boats entered in the event.
Shawn Taylor, Beach realtor
reports that son Blake Taylor
took home top honors at the
Waterboyz Surf Contest held in
Navarre, March 31. He surfedhisway
to first place for the first time in the
fourteen and under boys division.
Darla Permenter's friends and
relatives gathered to surprise her
at Paradise on her birthday last
Saturday. First in line to toast the
birthday girl was husband, Doug.
Sandee Bredesen promised
her Beach School first graders
that she would stand on her head
andjump out of an airplane if they
did well on their FCAT tests. With
her headstand complete, she has
scheduled her skydiving stunt
for this month. Needless to say,
her students really look up to her.

Morrie Drees was the first to
email three correct answers to the
last trivia question, "What por-
tion of the old Mai Kai Hotel is
still in existence on Pensacola
The trivia master would have
accepted the Real Estate House
or the Sandshaker Lounge, but
drew a blank on Pensacola Beach
Properties. Morrie's answers are
verified by the fact that he was
the Mai Kai manager in 1976.
Thanks for helping us set the
record straight, Morrie.
We thought the Mai Kai

ended just beyond the lobby
which is now the Shaker.
Who will be the next lucky
owner of a special Island Times t-
shirt? It could be you if you are
the first to email the correct an-
swer to the following question,
"There was once a waterslide on
Pensacola Beach. Where was it
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.
May 2. Good luck.

Woman's Club Game

Day Luncheon Tomorrow

The Woman's Club annual
luncheon has to be Pensacola
Beach's most festive springtime
affair. The luncheon will be on
Thursday, April 26 at Our Lady of
the Assumption Catholic Mis-
sion. The party which is open to
everyone will be from ten to three
p.m. and the ladies promise there
will not be one dull moment in the
five hour game day.
Players can choose to do
what they like best from Bridge,
Bunco, Mah Jong, Rummy,
Hearts, Dominoes, and
If you don't want to join in
the games, you can bid in the si-

lent auction, participate in the 50/
50 raffle or maybe win a door
All of this will be served up
with a delicious lunch which will
be from noon until 1 p.m.
Tickets are $20 each and
must be purchased in advance.
Tickets may be purchased from
the following members: Nancy
Crane, 934-8990; Lynda Knell,
934-9008; Dolores Gelfand, 916-
4599; or Carol Stark, 934-5836.
The luncheon is the
Woman's Club annual fundraiser.
Proceeds will be distributed to
many worthy beach organiza-

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April 25, 2007 Island Times PAGE 5

Plant Sea Oats By The



If you're lookmg for sea oats
to plant, the Pensacola Beach El-
em entary School will be happy to
fill your order They are again
holding a sea oats sale as a
fundraiser for the school
"This is a win wm situation,"
Fran McCurdy, chairman, said
"It's good for the school, you, and
the whole island Let's work to-
gether to bring back the Beach "
Sea oats which will be avail-
able for planting in mid-May will
be sold in increments of 25 plants
at a dollar per plant As the num-
ber of plants ordered goes up, the
price per plant goes down Orders

from 525 to 1000 plants will be 90
cents per plant, 1025 to 2500, 80
cents each, and 2525 and up 75
cents each
To place your order, fill out
the order form and take it along
with your check to the school
Directions for planting will be
included with orders Also, fertil-
izer and water absorbing
"stockosorb" will be sold onpick
up day
"Sea oat plants are very hard
to find," McCurdy said "The plants
we sold last year grew very well"
For more information, call
FranMcCurdy at 850-501-4787

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It's another rainy day (and
cool) as I write this, but I'm not
complaining I love any weather
seen through the windows of our
new house And, it's nice to be
back on my own computer I have
a wonderful view of the Sound
from here (m fact, the top floor
has a view from every window of
the Gulf or the Sound) I told all
my friends that if our money trees
had not been destroyed by Ivan,
I would put in an elevatorjust so
the ones who don't wantto climb
stairs could come and visit me
Because I didn't have internet
available, I missed wishing our
editor, Shelley Johnson, a
Happy Birthday in the last is-
sue So, "Happy Birthday
Shelley", I hope it was fun
Shelley's a little 'sneaky about
her birthdays while I start an-
nouncing mine several weeks
ahead of time You should be
proud of each year you survive,
you've earned them alli
Celebrate I hope I'll still be on
line next year and we'll catch
you then
The first thing I hung-up in
my new house, was the Kitchen
Witch I received from our pub-
lisher, Jane Cooper My Kitchen
Witch is one of my prized pos-
sessions, and will be evacuated
should the need arise again I
love my witch and I think she is
doing a good job since I haven't
had any mishaps, so far I'll
keep you posted
Although I must tell you, I
haven't exactly been doing a lot
of cooking since we moved in It
took a while to install my stove,
given to me from my friend, Judy
L'Oignon The stove is a survi-
vor from Judy's old house on the
beach I called Judy to let her
know when I cooked on it for the
first time and to express my grati-
tude I love the stove, it has his-
tory, managed to elude the wreck-
ing ball along with several hurri-
canes, and has survived to con-
tmue cooking It also provided
Judy and me with a big laugh be-
cause we know of "one" thing
that wasn't destroyed
I hope someone tried that
Shrimp Salad recipe It was delh-
ciousl Of course, I like justabout
anything on a croissant This
week's recipe is another favorite
of mine because it involves puff

pastry Man, you can put just
about anythmg on that, tool
My biggest love (in the
world of food) is bread I know
it's not the best thing to eat all
the time, so I don't But, I'm not
above rewarding myself with a
bread treat After all, these days I
just consider it "another couple
of trips up and down my stairs "
I have a lot of stairs thirty-two
outside, tobe exact I'mjusthop-
ing it will, at least, keep me
healthy There's gotto be a trade-
off, don't you think?
I like to use a good sausage
m today's recipe I bought some
from the little country grocery in
Georgia on our way home from
Easter My mother always bought
it there and it's the best I've ever
tasted My mother would always
have some for us when we came
to visit Okay, everyone, let's
head to the kitchen and cook
something good

Sausage Rolls
1% Ibs bulk ground sausage
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp Snipped green onion,
or chives
1 Tbsp minced basil
2 Tbsp Minced garlic
1 tsp paprika, divided
% tsp salt
% tsp pepper
1 pkg (17 3 oz ) frozen puff
Pastry, thawed

In a bowl, combine the sau-
sage, both onions, basil, garlic,
34 tsp paprika, salt and pepper
Unfold pastry onto a lightly
floured surface Roll each pastry
sheet into an 11 in X 10 1/2 in
rectangles Cut widthwise into
3-1/2 in strips
Spread V2 cup of sausage
mixture down the center of each
strip Fold pastry over and
press edges together to seal
Cut each roll into six pieces
Place seam side down on a rack
in a shallow baking pan
Sprinkle with rem ainng paprika
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25
minutes or until golden brown
Yield 3 dozen
Enjoy, share with a friend,
and don't forget our Motto
"Why limit Happy to an hour?"
And, if you can't do that, then,
remember "It's Happy Hour
Somewhere "
See ya m the kitchen

Year 2007
Award to
Robb le
McLin is
known at
Beach El-
School as a Margie Pitts and
leader, a
friend, a diligent worker, and a
fair minded boy who can medi-
ate a problem and always praise
his peers' successes In our
fifth grade class, Robble is
known as the "voice of reason"
He is a keen observer and can
help sort out problems among

peas, porribge & McLin Earns Top Spot
1 By Margie Pitts, PBES Fifth Grade Teacher
a by martini
.. Pensacola Beach Elemen- his classmates with a calm am
tary School is proud to an- honest summary He helps t
F k !at 1 tewiS nounce their Student of the take the drama out of a situation

and is respected
and admired by
his classmates
and younger
Robb e
puts forth his
best effort ev-
eryday and has
made significant

reading andmath Robbie'skind-
ness, maturity and all around
good citizenship make us proud
to recognize him as our Student
of the Year

Maria's Fresb Sea oob Market
Take a little bit of the Gulf Coast home!
SFresh from the boats daily
We can cold pack for travel or ship anywhere.
621 Cerv tes Street UCHM
Pensacola 432-4999 MoN SAT 8 M- 7 ma
all for directions from the SA 8 AM 6 PM
Call for directions from the Beach

The Market
on the Island-
located on the
second floor
to fill your

at the

What's The House Wine?

Just as every restaurant has a rea-
sonably priced, relatively good house
wine to offer diners, so should you in
your own home When deciding on
your house wine, consider a wine that
is sufficiently versatile to go with many
kinds of summerfoods Forthatmat-
ter, it should not be so full-bodied that it
is not suitable for the summer months,
nor so thin that it cannot stand up to the
rigors of winter cold In fact, a good
house wine should not be too crisp,
tannic, oaky, or spicy It should be a
good middle-of-the-road wine Choose
both a red and a white house wine, as
you and your guests may prefer on or
the other

HINT Once you have selected both
your red and white house wines, pur-
chase them by the mixed case

A moderate choice in both red and white
wine is the bestforyour house wine
Beach Wines and Liquors, Inc we
can help you choose the perfect house
wine By having a great red and white
wine available year round in your
home, you will always be prepared
Come and browse our great selec-
Questions? Call 932-8850

Enjoy a Grilled
chicken salad
with the best
view on the



Serving breakfast and lunch

Imagine a waterfront view while
Sipping fresh roasted coffee
Feasting on Traditional Breakfast Fare
Linger over lunch or Get A Quick Bite

Bring your friends and family!
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Overlooking Little Sabine Bay
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ee Elevat The Market

April 25, 2007 Island Times PAGE 7

SVolunteers Send Tons of Trash Off Island

The Cabana Club Cafe and the
Cabana Club Banquet facility will
be closed on Mondays They will
both be open Tuesday through
Sunday Go to the Cabana for great
food and an even better view
Located just up the stairs from the
Market on the Island
Get fueled for fun at Paradise
Bar and Grill on May 14 and 15
when High Octane takes the
stage Motor City Josh rolls into
Paradise the following weekend
to play from 6 to 10 pm Come
early for a good seat
Linda and Wally are the
friendly owners of the UPS Store
next door to the Greenery Restau-
rantinGulfBreeze Lmdareminds
that Mother's Day is May 13 If
your mom is far away, ship her a
little something soon
Jeff Elbert has become a
fashionista on Pensacola
Beach His Island Style store is
showcasing famous brands of
footwear, breezy ladies fash-
ions and the latest Beach
sportswear You can still get
postcards, gift and even baby
Located among the objects
d'art in Flounder's Chowder
House is a mysterious trunk Of
course, it is not giving away any
secrets about its previous
owner the famous silent screen
actress Hattie Carter
Tiki Island has a whole fleet
of shiny, new beach cruisers for
rent Take a ride down the new
bike path on Fort Pickens Road
Cool off with a frozen concoc-
tion and some ice cream treats
Acoustic Funk entertains
the night crowd at the Break
Beach Bar this weekend Plenty
of pool and video games to keep
day visitors entertained Mid-
week happy hour begins at 10
p m for the night owls
Surf Side Food Store fea-
tures Exxon gasoline The only
place to fill up on the Island
You can also fill up on snacks,
grocery items or cold drinks
while you are there Check out
the whole line of souvenir
beach t-shirts that just arrived

Almost 150 volunteers came
to Pensacola Beach on April 14
to team up to clean up When the
trash loads were counted after the
mornmg long effort, nme dump
trucks had hauled one hundred
to one hundred twenty tons of
trash off the island Two 40 yard
roll off trucks were filled, and the
County sent trucks out the fol-
lowing Monday and Tuesday to
pick up the debris along Via de
The Clean Up, sponsored by
Escambia County, the Santa Rosa
Island Authority, and the
Pensacola Beach Chamber of
Commerce was extremely suc-
cessful, according to Buck Lee,
SRIA general manager
"It all went very well," Lee
said "Now that this has been
done leaseholders should con-
tmue to keep their properties free
of debris "
During the opening ceremo-
nies at the Gulfside Pavilion on
,i Beach,
r .-_ SRIA
Ir recog-
nized the
Sgent sent
Vernon Prather to the Is-
land by
the United States Marine Corps
"I am honored to be in the
presence of the United States
Marines," he said "We thank
them for their service to the com-
munity and their country"
Rather asked the Marines to
stand, and the crowd cheered and
Escambla County Commis-
sioner Grover Robinson spoke to
the crowd to welcome them
Grover's two children joined the
cleanup SRIAboard members Dr
Tom Campanella and Kelly
Robertson were also on hand to
collect debris with their wives
Debble, and Pam, respectively
The Island Times was instru-
mental in securing the services of
the Marines, provided a grocery
sack full of lunch, treats, and sou-
vemrs for each Marine Also, they
received a specially designed t-
shirt from Innerhght which had
donated one hundred shirts for
the occasion
After the work was com-
pleted, the volunteers enjoyed a

- -

United States Marines from MATSG-21 who assisted in the Team Up To Clean Up Pensacola Beach are
from (L to R) Front row: PFC Magdelena Benitez PFC David Tafoya, PFC Joseph Ceja, PFC Danielle
Fowler and PFC Kayla Boisvert. Second row: PFC J. W. Dickerson LCPL Melissa Bazyk, PFC Christopher
Viduarre, PFC Jamie Snipes, PFC Steven Reinbold,and PFC Michael Houde. Third row: PFC Jerimha
Curcie, PFC Brandon Boie, PFC Jefferey Tatum, PFC Steven Bradley, PFC Marshall Hearon, PFC Zachary
Powers, and PFC John Taylor. Fourth row: PFC Zachary King, PFC Bryant Combs, PFC Robert Atkinson,
PFC Tyler Kraha, PFC Donovan Day, and PFC Markee Cox. Fifth row: PFC Kristina Chepurko, PFC Eric
Busch, PFC Joseph Trent, PFC Robert Silavent, PFC Michael Janerio, PFC Dustin Nakamura, and PFC
Austin Blais. Sixth row: PFC Michael Garcia, PFC Justin Rende, and PFC John Auclair. Back row: PFC
Todd Houser, PFC Steven Bigos PFC Sean Maguire, SGT Jeremy Ellis, PFC Jason Connolly, PFC Carlos
Corrales, and PFC Christi Woods.

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SRIAGeneral Manager Buck Lee, left,
briefs Sgt Jeremy Ellis, USMC
regarding nght-of-way clean up on
Pensacola Beach
lunch under the tent at the
Visitor's Information Center Food
trays were supplied by Surf
Burger, Hooters, Papa's Pizza, the
Pensacola Beach Elk's Lodge 497,
Flounder's, PegLeg's, Sidelines,
Paradise, Market on the Island,
Crabs We Got 'Em, Coca Cola,
Cabo Grill, and The Break The
Beach Marina, Bamboo Wille's
and Surf Side Food Store donated
ice Island Style supplied Hawal-
lan Tropic sunscreen Island Re-
alty, Bruno's, Lowe's, JLSC Prop-
erties, CRS Commissioning and
Merchant Paper Company made
donations of supplies for the
"It was a really great day,"
Lee said "We still have a long
way to go Let's work together to
keep our island clean "

Team Up To Clean Up volunteers met at the Gulfside Pavilion to attend opening
ceremonies and receive assignments Listening intently to speakers are (L to
R) Candace Segar, owner CRS Commissioning, former SRIA Board Chairman
Bill Gnffith and past Beach Chamber President Jim Hlubek

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Lights Out For

Turtle Nesting Season

Baby sea turtles can't tell
the difference between moon-
light and a spotlight, and as a
result thousands of the two-
inch hatchlings die as they un-
dertake the treacherous journey
to the Gulf of Mexico from
Pensacola Beach
Sue Smith, Environmental
and Developmental
Services Assistant
for the Santa Rosa
Island Authority
has announced that
a turtle friendly
newsletter will be
mailed to all beach
leaseholders, out-
lining the steps
they can take to help the tiny
hatchlings complete their jour-
ney safely
"The bottom line," Sue
said, "is turn off as many lights
as possible during the nesting
season which runs from May 1
to October "
If eliminating all lighting
from your residence or business
is not possible, there are a num-
ber of alternative measures you
can take to protect the
"I want to congratulate the
Sans Souci Condominium for
becoming turtle friendly after
their renovation from Hurricane
Ivan," Sue said "This condo is
right on the Gulf of Mexico and
is completely compliant "
Last year, 70,000 hatchlmgs
in the State of Florida were dis-
oriented by lights leading to
their death
Every mature Loggerhead

or Green turtle returns to her
hometown, in this case,
Pensacola Beach, to lay her
eggs, according to Ranger
Bridget Tiffany, Gulf IslandsNa-
tional Seashore Bridget is avail-
able to speak to clubs and orga-
mzations on protecting the sea
turtles She can be reached at
After the
prepares her
nest, she lays
about one hun-
dred eggs She
covers the nest
with sand and
returns to the
sea It takes about sixty days for
the eggs to hatch
Members of the National
Park Service monitor the nests
every day during the season
After the hatch date, the baby
turtles will emerge and begin
their precarious trip to the water
This happens mostly at night
since they will wat for a cool time
to go to the sea
All SRIA properties are
lighted with turtle friendly lights
and they are hoping that all other
beach residents and businesses
will follow suit
Following are the proce-
dures to help maintain the Log-
gerhead and Green turtle popu-
lation which are now endan-
gered species These basic rules
are from Turtle Time, a turtle
friendly organization
> Shut off or shield lights
that are visible from the beach
Close drapes or blinds after dark

Use 25 watt yellow-bug lights
where exterior lighting is neces-
sary Avoid using flashlights or
fishing lanterns on the beach
Remove beach litter Bal-
loons, plastic bags, foam and
other non-degradable pollutants
cause the deaths of many sea
turtles who mistake them for food
Quietly observe a nesting
turtle from a distance Do not
shine any lights on or around her
- she may abandon her effort to
nest No flash photography Stay
behind the turtle so she cannot
see you Call 916-3010 to report
the nesting turtle
> Do not harass a turtle by
touching her or prodding her to
move Stay out of the way as she
crawls back to the water
> Stack or remove beach
> Keep pets on a leash, away
from sea turtles and their nests
Leave sea turtle nest iden-
tification markers in place on the
> Leave nest sites undis-
turbed If you find a hatchling
wandering m the daylight, imme-
diately call the Park Service at 934-
A turtle light survey was con-
ducted on the Island on April 2,
and sixteen problem areas were

identified according to Sue Smith
Another light survey will be con-
ducted around June 1 to confirm
that residents and businesses are
doing their part to help the en-
dangered species
Remember these turtles have
been on earth for millions of years,
with little threat to their lives un-
til recently

Making a few simple
changes in your summertime
lighting can save thousands of
turtles For more information on
the cost of turtle friendly lights
as opposed to standard lights,
and other pertinent questions, go
to www turtletime org or call Sue
at the SRIA at 932-2257 or Bndget

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Go crabbing on the Gulf of Mexico, at Crabs, We Got 'Em -
Alaskan Snow, Dungeness and King Crabs are all on the exten-
sive seafood menu Sip and sit at the live aquarium bar or at the
upstairs, outdoor Gulfside deck Oysters and Wings are two
bits on Monday through Thursdays No reservations, come as
you are
At the traffic light -find the red roof and the twinkling lights on
Casino Beach and you're in Crab Heaven Open everyday 850-
932-0700 www crabswegotem com
A little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with its
own private white sand beach Pull up a rattan stool Cold beer Live
Music Exotic Libations Friendly locals Lunch and Dinner every-
day Cuban sandwiches Black and Blue Burgers Happy Hour 11-
7 Live Bands Pokeron Monday
Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, it's directly
on Santa Rosa Sound Boat and Bicycle parking Open 7 days

The Gulf Coast's Premier Entertainment Complex Seven
rooms of fun all under one roofl Karaoke, Texas Hold 'Em, Team
Trivia, Pool, Video games and more Live Entertainment Seven nights
a week with live music on four stages every Friday & Saturday night
Serving lunch and dinner, tool It's where the Party People Partyl
Located in Historic Downtown Pensacola at 130 East Gov-
ernment Street Open Monday Saturday from 11 until 2 30 a m
and 5 pm until 2 30 on Sunday Ring 434-6211 or visit
www roses com

The locals spot on Pensacola Beach Nightly drink spe-
cials Very happy hour everyday until 7 p m which includes
$2 75 Bushwackers Pool Live Music
Find us at 65 Via de Luna, in downtown Pensacola Beach's
historic district Just down from The Islander Lounge 850-932-
0864 www breakbeachbar com

Step back In time and enjoy Flounder's antique collection
Step into now and enjoy Flounder's top rated seafood Indoor
and outdoor dining Even a beach playground for the kids Beach
Bar neathh the moon and stars Diesel Fuel in a commemorative
mason jar Bilgewater Margaritas Gift shop Fred Flounder,
Located at the traffic light on Pensacola Beach Next to the
55 ft shrimp boat Open everyday 850-932-2003
www flounderschowderhouse com
Ahoy, Matey You've found a Pensacola Beach treasure Pi-
rates welcome Fresh Gulf seafood served in the galley or outside
on the awning covered deck Glass front bar overlooks LaFitte Cove
All kinds of oysters Live lobster Gumbo Dinner specials nightly
Sizeable sandwiches and burgers for Landlubbers Take home a t-
Look for the Jolly Rogers flying over the west end of the Island
at 1010 Fort Pickens Road We're here everyday at 11 932-4139
www peglegpetes com
Score Don't miss a point See it all in high definition -11 big
screens, 42 televisions If it runs, jumps, races, it's here Famous
forThursday Wing Night Burgers Seafood and Ribs Kids menu
for the JV players Full bar Indoor or outdoor seating Video sports
Centrally located on Via de Luna, just east of the main parking
lot and the traffic light Kickoff at 11 am seven days a week 934-

Even a bragging Irishman can't dojustice to McGulre's where
the atmosphere is an authentic turn-of-the-century pub McGulre's
has been named one of America's great steakhouses, and is world
famous for its culinary artistry Dollar bills on the walls, a moose to
kiss and employees who give a damni Try an Irish Wake or Senate
Bean Soup
Open at 11 a m everyday Easy drive to 600 East Gregory
Street in Pensacola 850-433-6789 www mcguiresirlshpub com

The "Almost World Famous Sandshaker- a Pensacola Beach
Tradition since 1973 It's the Home of the Original Bushwacker
and has been selling this signature drink for over 30 years The
Shaker was the 1st bar on the Beach to offer this tasty frozen
concoction Live Music Thurs, Sat & Sun Karaoke Tues, Frl Tiki
Bar specials Fri-Sun Iguana Grill open Thurs-Sunday
Across from the Fishing Pier on Pensacola Beach Open
11am until 3am 850-932-2211 www sandshakerlounge com
for photo gallery and event schedule
The oldest lounge on Pensacola Beach Happy Hour 11 to
7 DJ spins dance tunes 7 nites Frl- Sun Live Music Shuffle-
board, video games, pool, football, golf, bowling Brass Pole
Visit the upstairs Cypress Lounge, open air bar overlooking
downtown Pensacola Beach Available for private parties
Find us at 43 Via de Luna Open weekdays at noon, week-
ends at 11 850-932-9011

Open for Breakfast and Lunch everyday from 8 to 2
Waterfront dining overlooking beautiful Sabine Bay The Club is
also available for wedding receptions, business meetings or
any other occasion that calls for a spacious waterfront venue,
casual to elegant catering and a staff who truly cares about
their clients Sunsets are priceless Elevator rides are free
Your hosts are Carol and Jerry Sears Located on the third floor
above the Market on the Island 916-7446

April 25, 2007 Island Times PAGE 11

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Open Everyday

6 AM until 11 PM

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Prices comparable to Gulf Breeze.


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Fresh Produce Frozen Foods
Ice Snacks Cold Beer
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April 25, 2007 Island Times PAGE 13


David "Roto" Rotenberny
This week we lost another
one of our surfers, David
Rotenberry David, Rote or Roto
aswe called him was a longtime
local and great friend to so very
many of us. We all lose people
every year and as we get older it
seems more and more often, but
losing Roto was somehow dif-
ferent. You see, he was such a
strong character and had this to-
tal go-for-it attitude in all aspects
of his life in and out of the water.
All of us on Pensacola Beach re-
member Dave growing up surfing
the pier and the point.
David's approach to surfing
was like no other Strong. Power-
ful. Fearless. He was a warrior. In
fact he lived his life the same way,
full of excitement, power and
gusto. Anyone who knew him felt
his energy. David enjoyed his life
to the fullest. He became a great
businessman, a great husband,



and pursued his dream of living
mCalifomia, retunnmg afew times
a year to hang with all his friends
and family. He even flew out some
of his close friends to celebrate
his marriage and had the mother
of all parties will all the Pensacola
boyz. Rote loved his crew
Like most of our brothers and
sisters who pass we will once again
unite and celebrate the life of our
friend There will be a paddle outin
his name with dozens on surf-
boards. It will be a proud day to be a
surfer and a friend of Roto
On one of the last days of his
hfe he told our good friend Rim
Stanley, "Rim, thanks for all the
Well, DavidRotenbeny from all
of us thank you. We will always
remember yourbig smile andstoke.
All I can say is this Hold
on to your friends very close,
people. Life is quite short. Re-
member everything!

L8 til midnight


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Grab A Wave
Competition Set For
Pensacola Beach
The eleventh annual Matt
Martin Surf Contest has been
scheduled for Saturday, May 5 at
7 am The event which includes
eight categories for men and
women, will be at the Pensacola
Beach Fishing Pier.
Categories will be Boys, 14
and Under; Junior Men 15-17;
Men 18-29; Senior Men, 35 and
Up, Longboard 30 and Under;
Longboard Masters, 40 and Up;
Women's Shortboard, all ages,
and Women's Longboard, all
Entry fees which must be
paid by May 3 are $40 for the first
event and $25 for each additional
event Entries received after May
3 will require a $10 late fee. For
entry information, please call
Innerhght Surf Shop at 932-5134.
Each contestant will receive
a free t-shirt.

Lights Out for
Sea Turtle Nesting
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The Pensacola Beach Optimist Club hosted their annual Oratorical
Contest for Pensacola Beach Elementary School students. Finalists
competed April 10 at St. Ann Catholic Church. Winners are (L to R):
Savannah Crowdis, third place; Jett Crowdis, second place and
Madeline Mateer, first place.



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PAGE 14 Island Times April 25, 2007

Consultants Hold Visioning Workshop

It was deja vu for John
Fernsler, one of the owners of
Wallace, Roberts, and Todd
consulting firm, when he re-
turned to Pensacola Beach to
conduct a workshop on April
11 His firm had created the
Comprehensive Land Utiliza-
tion Plan for the Beach in
Fernsler complimented
the SRIA on the way
Pensacola Beach looks now,
at the April 11 workshop
"The blight is gone from
Pensacola Beach," he said
"Now, it is important to look
ahead another twenty years
and find out where you want

Fourth of July Fireworks, af-
ter a two year hurricane induced
delay, are off the back burner, and
will light up the sky over Santa
Rosa Sound The Beach's long-
time tradition has returned
Doug McAllister, owner of
Fun Coast Promotions, who will
produce the display, told the
SRIA in a heartfelt speech that
businesses had saved the fire-
works for this year (See SRIA
story, page 2)
Since the SRIA did not have
the funding to produce the
Fourth of July Fireworks, many
businesses and individuals have
come forward with contributions
to guarantee the show
"Right now, the major spon-
sors are the Grand Marlin Marina
and Escambia County has guar-
anteed $20,000 to the Pensacola
Beach Chamber of Commerce to
support the fireworks Other ma-
Ior sponsors are finalizing com-

to be "
Fernsler told the Board
members that they must de-
velop a true vision and assign
a hierarchy to address the
item s
His recommendations are
O Prepare a vision state-
ment which represents a con-
sensus of values and priori-
ties It answers the question,
"What do we want to be?"
O Develop a strategic ac-
tion plan for the next five to
ten years
O Draft a Land Use Plan
Update Atwenty year frame-
work for managing growth and

mitments," Doug said
"The Beach Chamber has
been very effective m the drive
to secure the necessary funds to
be able to go on with the fireworks
show," Doug said "Many of the
members are backing the fire-
works financially, and they have
contacted a number of busi-
nesses who have sent dona-
tions "
"What's important is that
kids will once again have the
chance to spend the day on the
Beach and look forward to the
grand finale, the fireworks," Doug
The fireworks, which will
originate on a barge in the Sound
at 9 pm July 4, will be visible in
many areas of the Beach How-
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statement It is very useful to
put together 15 to 20 individu-
als representing a broad cross
section of stakeholders and
charge them with writing the
vision statement Then the
vision statement truly reflects
the vision of the people "
Sylvia Vargas of WRT,
made a presentation of the
work they had done in several
areas, especially Key
Biscayne, a community which
began the visioning process
by creating a statement from
the stakeholders
Vernon Prather, SRIA
Board Chairman, asked the
staff to request that WRT
make a proposal to follow up
with the idea of creating a vi-
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The best bluffers on the
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beach bars for Texas Hold 'Em 4
Fun games. Organizer and top
dealer Rick Uzdevenes describes
the action for the last two weeks,
"As the temps heat up on the
Beach, so does the poker action.
We have been seeing a few new
faces at the top of the chip stack."
On the second floor of the
historic Islander Lounge players
battled on April 7, but "Cool
Hand" Fran Cox went all the way
with Trey "J.O. III" Weeks as run-
ner up. Janie Uzdevenes made a
strong run, but ended up in third
place. Trace Lewis was awarded
the coveted "t-shirt" because a
judging error was made on his fi-

nal hand.
Just seven days later Jeff
Lockwood took the win on a
stormy night at The Islander.
Larry Gers made a strong show-
ing as runner up.
Poker played at Paradise Bar
and Grill sets tables against a
backdrop of Santa Rosa Sound.
Right around sunset, games are
played on Monday and Wednes-
day nights. Trace Lewis made Is-
land history by winning three
weeks in a row at Paradise. J.O.
Weeks and Michelle Bourgeois
were runners-up to him on April
9. Atlanta Tourist, John Choate,
returned for more punishment
from the locals, made it to the fi-
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In this world of instant mes-
saging and digital everything, we
need a place to recharge our bat-
teries. Here are a few timeless tips
on how to create the place where
we rest.
Dressing the outside of
your bed is not the same as dress-
ing the inside of your bed!
The selection of Hungarian
goose down pillows, mattress
pads and duvets is very personal
and should be planned for the
persons enjoying the bed.
The linens must be selected
to be cool, warm, soft, or crisp,
based on yourbody's tactile feel-
ings, and yes, fabrics come in all
sorts of colors, textures, even
weights and colors, but white is
never "out"-white is an example
of purity, and is a classic choice
for the inside of your bed.
Prepare at least 3 changes
of linen, six are preferable, so your
linen can be changed often and
given time to 'rest'!
Make sure all your choices
are machine washable, so your
bed will remain clean and fresh
after all, the investmentyoumake
can last a lifetime if you take care
of it, laundering carefully, and
changing your linen.
Dressing the outside of
your bed can be in any color or
print, and you can choose heavy

orlightweightfabrics to meetyour
interior preferences, but you
shouldn't choose the inside of
your bed that way-use your
sense of touch when dressing for
Contrary to popular belief,
1000 thread count sheets are nor-
mally heavier than 400 or 500
thread count sheets, so touch
and feel them before you buy.
Make sure you seek good
An experienced bedding
consultant can guide you through
the maze of cotton, linen, or silk
choices forthe inside of yourbed.
An experienced interior de-
signer can assist you with the
outer dressing of your bed and
I have been manufacturing
Hungarian goose down pillows
and duvets for 12 years. I have
been importing antique textiles,
antique sheets and shams, and
new Egyptian cotton sheets and
shams for more than 30 years.
Making classic choices for your
bed and for your home are an in-
vestment in your lifetime.
Please, for your best health
and enjoyment, take the time to
select the best you can buy, and
do it now.
Enjoy the beauty of

a ut I
By Danah Gibson

In honor of my Nanny, who
turned 100 years old onApril22, I
have decided to share some in-
formation that might be helpful if
you have an elderly person who
you love and are caring for. My
grandmother is still living in the
same house she has lived in since
the 1940's, thanks to her children
who opted to care for her at home,
and this is some feat, consider-
ing that they range in age from 82
to 69! It's a hard job. They are
great with her. My hat's off to all
of them and I love them for it. I am
very lucky to have a family who
cares for each other immensely.
Consider these thoughts:
1). Don't force your loved
one into cutting off her hair, so it
will be easier to care for. Easier

for you, not them. They are al-
ready losing a certain amount of
dignity and independence, if you
pull a change on them now, that
just takes more of their "self"
away. Would you want this done
to you? Always a question to
2). Dry shampoo. They sell
this at most stores. If you can't
find it, try a beauty supply house.
These generally don't work as
well as regular shampoo, but it's
better than nothing. Having dirty
hairjust makes you feel yucky.
3). Velcro rollers. You can
dampen the hair with a squirt
bottle, then roll hair up on small
rollers, using small sections. No
pins or clips necessary. Let it dry
and brush it out with a natural

Prayers Offered

To Calm The


Our Lady of the Assumption
Catholic Mission on Pensacola
Beach invites all to join them on
May 20 at 9:45 a.m. inprayingfor
a safe hurricane season this year.
The entire parish will pray at all
Masses for grace, courage and
safety for the community before
the hurricane season begins.
Last year at Our Lady of the
Assumption Mission, Pensacola
Beach, the parish held a special
prayer service, and invited the
community to bring an item from
home to be blessed. This year, the
parish will to repeat the new tra-
dition with prayers during Mass,
and ask the entire community to
join with them at Our Lady, or at
their own houses of worship.
"Afterwe realizedthe toll the
busy hurricane seasons had taken
on our parishioners, we soon re-
alized that only prayer would be
able to calm the fears we were
seeing daily. So a prayer service,
aptly named "Calming the Waters'
was instituted last year," said
Susie Spencer, parishadministrator
St. Ann Catholic Church,
Gulf Breeze, and Our Lady of the
Assumption Mission, Pensacola
Beach, together are a parish of
over 2,700 persons serving the
community in body, mind and
spirit. Information, bulletins and
newsletters are available on the
web at StAnnGulfBreeze.Org.


bristle brush. You have a 'do!
4) Get one of those little fa-
cial hair razors and take care of
facial hair. She might not be able
to see it to get to herself, but I'll
guarantee you she can feel it!
They have these at most drug
stores. If your loved one is a
gentleman, shave his face for him,
sometimes old hands canbe quite
5). Make sure all fingernails
and toenails are clipped short.
6). Lotion, Lotion, Lotion.
Doesn't matter what you use, just
put it on their hands and feet for
7). Visit when you can.
Thanks to my Uncle Gabby,
Aunt Kitty, and Dad for taking
such good care of my Nanny!

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14 L ZAPPD'5 TON 41 L
by E.K Hewson

My mother raised me to be-
lieve that I could do anything I
put mymind to. For the mostpart,
she has been absolutely correct.
If I really wanted to accomplish
something be it in my personal
life or professional career or ath-
letically or academically, all I had
to do was set the bar as high as
possible and then let nothing get
in way until I metmygoal. Soyou
can imagine how upset I was
when I reality sunk in that I could
not spit and run at the same time.
It all started when my mara-
thon training partners and clos-
est friends delicately breached
the subject. Okay, they were
pretty direct. After all, they can
spit with grace, ease and dignity.
I believe the conversation went
something like this.
"Hold up, I have to get my
tissues out of my pocket," I said
as my nose was doing more run-
ning than my feet due to the high
pollen count which was creating
yellowish-green dust storms
when the wind blew.
"Friend," said Susan in a
tone of voice that always indi-
cates that you are about to get a
Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel

reservist's lecture, "you need to
learn how to spit."
A bit offended by her remark,
I countered with, "Spit?"
"Yeah," said my world-trav-
eled, highly sophisticated, mas-
ter degree, drop dead runway
model gorgeous neighbor Leslie
who is training for her sixth aa-
thon. "It's easy. In through the
nose, out through the mouth."
Then she had to demonstrate.
I promised I would learn to
spit and leave the tissues at home.
They decided no time like the
present run we were on to teach
me. I gave my nose one last blow
and hoped that my sinuses would
remain free and clear for the next
five miles. I probably wasn't even
500 yards and I could feel the
trickle. Since I couldn't getmy tis-
sues, I just wiped my nose on my
"Suck it in, spit it out,"
chanted Leslie.
"What are you going to do
when summer comes and you are
in a sleeveless shirt?" asked Su-
san. "Just spit."
Unfortunately, sooner than
later, my nose just wouldn't stop
running. My first attempt to spit,

I expelled my chewing gum with
the former contents of my nasal
passages. The next time I hit my
own foot. My friends remained
positive and encouraged my ef-
forts. Then I did the unimaginable.
As we were running into a
somewhat stiff headwind, pollen
was misting out of the trees mak-
ing our eyes itch and let's just say
it wasn't champagne that was
flowing. Prepared. I aimed. I fired,
but did not take into account the
headwind. Therefore, it landed
right between the soulful brown
eyes of our four-legged faithful
follower, Sugar.
As I stopped to get out a
clean tissue to wipe off her 10-
month-old square Boxer snout,
Susan, her owner laughingly said,
"Spit happens." Yes it does, just
not for me.

Fort Pickens Campground
"Loop A" has reopened to
backcountry camping This
opening coincides with the begin-
ning of the National Park Week
celebration which recognizes the
contributions of parks to the pres-
ervation of America's cultural and
natural resources. The camp-
ground has been closed since the
storms of2004-2005.
The campground is available
on first-come-first-serve basis.
The cost for a camp site is $10 per
night. Campers will have access
to running water, grills, picnic
tables, and bathrooms with cold
Visitors will have to access
"Loop A" of the campground by
bike, hiking or personal boat. Visi-
tors planning to hike or cycle to
the campground or to Fort
Pickens should be physically pre-
pared to walk or push their bikes
with camping gear and/or supplies
along unimproved roadway and
areas of soft sand. The trip from
the entrance of the Park to Fort
Pickens is seven miles one-way.
All visitors are reminded to stay

in the designated travel corridor.
Historic Fort Pickens is open
for self-guided tours during day-
light hours only. The fishing pier
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I would personally like to
thank Scott from the Merchants
Paper Company and the Mer-
chants Paper Company for sup-
plying bags for lunches given out
during the Pensacola Beach
ATale of Two Mitts
This is a tale of two mittens,
not kittens, mittens, two kitchen
mittens As Saturday's storm was
passing through, I was awakened
by the sound of a large boom I
thought one of our windows was
broken, but my search at midnight
proved me wrong, so I wentback
to bed and to sleep
On Sunday morning I woke
up and looked out into the back-
yard and saw downed power
lines There were huge branches
from our magnolia tree on top of
the lines I was trapped The 220
line that fed our garage was hot
and blocking the driveway And
there was no way I could move
the wire without the two hot con-
ductors arcing I called my hus-
band Ralph and relayed the in-
His first thought was put on
your rubber boots Those would
be my concrete pour boots Then
he and I sat and thought about
how to isolate the conductors
And then it hit me My eyes fo-

Bytes G Bits

Q How can I protect my
computer data from damage mthe
event of a "windstorm"?
A If you evacuate, take it
with youl Nobody likes to think
about hurricanes, but the sea-
son will be here in just a few
months Thousands of houses
were uninhabitable after Ivan
and Dennis Inside those
houses were many computers,
left behind by their owners
Some of the data was recovered,
but most was lost Now is the
time to take some steps to save
your data files --- not when the
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Documents, music, photos, fi-
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stored on your computers
Knowing how much data you
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caused on two big over stuffed
oven mitts hanging on hooks in
the kitchen, looking insulating
"Ralph, how about two oven
mitts?" I asked
His response, "That will
work, but call me so I know you
didn't get electrocuted"
"Right on I said
So I went out m my rubber
boots and leather gloves, and put
the kitchen mitts on the two hot
conductors to isolate them from
each other I also taped them with
electrical tape
My next job was moving
three massive branches off the
wire I had to be careful so as not
to nick the insulation And I had
to use one branch as a lever to
move the other two
Once that was accomplished
I couldmove my wire I carefully
pulled it across the driveway, and
into the grass along the fence I
then tie wrapped and secured the
wire to the electrical pole Sojust
remember, if this ever happens to
you, a conductor in the mitt is
worth an arc m the bush
[To my readers Don't try
this at home. This column is in-
tended for your entertainment
only. Shouldthis happen toyou,
call a qualified electrical pro-
fessional ]

By Joe Stukey

how to back up the information
Your options include back-
mg up to a CD or DVD disk, a
USB memory stick, or an external
storage drive, all of which you
canbuy locally ACDholds 700
megabytes (mb) of data, a DVD
holds 4 7mb, a memory stick var-
ies from 128mb to 4,000mb, and
an external storage drive can
store many gigabytes (a gigabyte
is a thousand megabytes)
Since no one likes to think
about those weather situations,
think about this would you be
m trouble if you woke up tomor-
row morning and your computer
screen said "operating system
not found"? Dam, I wish I had
backed up that data and put it in
my safety deposit boxl
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Real Estate For Rent

Gulf Front Condo Emerald Isle
on beautiful Pensacola Beach.
Two bedroom Two bath, heated
pool / jacuzzi. Tastefuly fur-
nished. Call 850-934-3442

Pensacola Beach Condo.2 Bed-
rooms & 2 Baths. Gulf view from
all rooms. Available May Oct.
www.vrbo.com/95159. 850-932-
0775 800-554-3695 Mention
VRBO 95159 for Discount

ald Isle. Two bedroom, two bath
on Pensacola Beach. Daily,
weekly, monthly rental available.
Heated pool and jacuzzi. Call
Clark Allen at 850-324-2452.

The Gulf of Mexico is beau-
tiful, warm and inviting but
can sometimes be hazard-
ous. Where lifeguards are
present, please be aware of
flags that alert you to con-
ditions of currents.

Help Wanted

Gift Shop Sales Associate
Needed for High Volume Estab-
lished Beach Gift Shop. Must be
Dependable, Enthusiastic and Out-
going. Great Hourly Pay, Health Ins.,
401k, paid vacations, all in a fun
beach environment! Call 433-9490
or fax resume to 437-7530.

Surf Side Food Store- Full time and
part time positions. Work in down-
town Pensacola Beach. Good Pay.
Good Working Conditions. Great
Location. Apply in person at the
store, 22 Via de Luna, Pensacola

Pre-School Teachers needed full and
part time. For details, go to
StAnnGulfBreeze.org and click on 'Pre-
School Teachers" under "Join Our

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Capable, Bonded, Licensed
Now Offering Closet, Cabinet and
Garage Cleaning and Organizing
Services. Available to clean your
home or office. Please call 850-490-
5817 or 850-494-0964 for an ap-

Get Ready for Guests!
New mattress sets, brand name,
warranty, still in plastic.
Full from $155
Queen from $175
King from $275

Retail $1600, Sacrifice $650
Can Deliver 850-418-5274

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