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Volume III, Number 6 Pensacola Beach, Florida July 18, 2007

Albert & The Angels _

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When the Blue Angels Squadron transport, C-130 Hercules, makes its patriotic entrance to signal the beginning of the Blue Angels Air Show this weekend,
Beach residents will get a supercharged thrill, since the pilot is Major Drew Hess, USMC, nephew of well-known Beach personality, Ella Hess. Ella and Drew,
front and center, are surrounded by the F/A 18 Hornets and Fat Albert. Why will the members of the Pensacola Beach Elk's Lodge all be cheering when Major
Hess performs the show opener? See Page 2.

Local Elks Lodge Member Flies Fat Albert in Blue Angels Air Show

WhenFatAlbert roars across
the sky this weekend to introduce
the Blue Angels Air Show, you
may not be able to see him, but
the pilot is a member of the
Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge
497. Fat Albert's pilot, Major
Drew Hess, USMC, was installed
in the local lodge in June.
Drew, a native of Rockport,
Illinois has several ties to
Pensacola Beach He is the
nephew of Ella and the late
Michael Hess His grandparents
are Bobby and Jackle Hess, who
arrive every year on the Beach for
all the Mardi Gras events inFeb-
The first time the Blue An-
gels performed in Rockport was
this June, and Drew's parents,
Bob and Kathy, bought 200 tick-
ets to the show to provide VIP
viewing for family members and
friends. The show at the Rockport
Airport drew more than 300,000

SRIA Board

Dave Hemphill, engineer
with Baskerville Donovan, pre-
sented an eight point proposal
concerning items which should
be addressed on Pensacola Beach
to the full board of the Santa Rosa
Island Authority at their July 11
The planning and design
proposal referred primarily to the
core area with an emphasis on
parking and traffic The eight
points are as follows
> Core area site designto in-
clude a parking garage
> Financial analysis of a
parking garage
> Site improvement plan of
Pensacola Beach Causeway area
> Review of existing traffic
> Delineate the potential
density changes in the core area
> Revisit of concept plan of
an expanded pedestrian board-
> Prepare a phased action
plan which would prioritize
> Conduct public meetings
to gather input
Tammy Bohannon moved
that the SRIA hold a workshop
to discuss the plan including
parking garage, visioning, and
action passed unanimously and
the date is to be announced.
The 2008 budget was pre-
sented and the workshops for dis-
cussion will be July 25, August 8

This weekend's show is ex-
pected to attract crowds of hun-
dreds of thousands of spectators.
Red, White and Blues Week
will beginon Wednesday, July 18
at 8 a m. when the
Blues will fly Circle
and Arrival maneu-
vers Theywillreturn
to perform their prac-
tice session on
Thursday at 2 p m
Fnday at noon, they
will provide a full
dress rehearsal. The
main show will start Bl
at noon on Saturday,
July 21
Preceding the Blue Angels
performance will be the The Tro-
jan Phlyers in T-28Bs, AeroShell
Aerobatic Team in their AT-6
Texan/Harvard SNJ & NA-16,
and the VortexAerobatics in their
Pitts Eagles. The Coast Guard
will present a search and rescue

Hears Eight

and August 22 at 5 pm in the
Authority boardroom The three
budget workshops will be held in
conjunction with the regular
meetings. Following the August
22, committee meetings, a special
board meeting will take place to
adopt the budget in order to send
it to the County by September 1.
In response to the Island
Authority's request for proposals
from advertising firms, E W Bul-
lockAssociates, their current firm
and BPM made presentations.
Ellis Bullock gave a detailed re-
port of the proposed Island ad-
vertising forthe coming year. The
agency operates on a budget of
about one-quarter of the Pre-Ivan
budget of $380,000
"Quality family travelers are
attracted to uncluttered Pensacola
Beach to reconnect, to renew, and
to rekindle," Bullock said
Ashley Chisholm, agency
account executive, added, "I do
this because marketing this island
is not just a job for me It is my
passion I live here "
Jane Birdwell presented her
advertising program for
Pensacola Beach, but the Board
voted to retain Bullock He will
receive a one year contract begin-
mnng October 1.
The SRIA will show their
support of the Blue Angels and
the United States Coast Guard
when they present resolutions to
the two military units at the Blue

And, finally FatAlbertthe C-
130, and the Navy's Flight Dem-
onstration Squadron, the Blue
Angels, will perform their thrill-
ing aerobatic maneuvers

ue Angel FA-18 emerges from the clo

The Blues squadron consists
of six F-18 Hornets and their pi-
lots who are: CDR Kevin
Mannix, USN, flight leader and
commanding officer; LCDRAn-
thony Walley, USN, right wing;
MAJ Clint Harris, USMC, left
wing, LCDR Thomas Winkler,
USN, slot; LCDR John S.
Allison, USN, lead solo, and

LCDR Craig Olsen, USN, oppos-
ing solo [photos, page 22]
Blue Angels aircraft can
reach speeds just under Mach 2,
almost twice the speed of sound,
about 1400 miles per
hour. The F/A 18 can
climb at a rate of
30,000 feet per
minute. Their highest
maneuver is the Ver-
"i*1- tical Roll at 15,000
feet and the lowest is
the Sneak Pass at 50
feet. The highest
uds. speed during the
show is 700 miles per
hour and the lowest speed is
about 120 mph
"The Blue Angels are really
something," Buck Lee, SRIA
general manager said. "We are
truly blessed to have such a spec-
tacular air show in the unique
setting of Pensacola Beach "
The annual show is spon-
sored by the Island Authority

Special t-shirts honoring the
memory of LCDR Kevin Davis,
who lost his life in a crash during
an air show m April, will be on
sale at Island Style. Proceeds
from the shirt go to Make-A-
Spectators are urged to ar-
rive early for the show, since
parking will, as usual, be a pre-
mium. To help alleviate traffic
congestion, Pensacola Beach
trolleys will be running from 9
a.m. to noon and 3 to 6 p.m. be-
tween Casino Beach and Fort
Pickens gate
Be sure to bring plenty of
sunscreen, water and even some
form of shade
And, remember, to abide by
all safety precautions provided by
the deputies and the SRIA Safety
For more information, call
the Visitor's Information Center
at 932-1500 or go to

Point Visioning and Design Proposal

Angels reception on July 20 The
SRIA placed a permanent plaque
at the Gulfside Pavilion on July
16, honoring the Blue Angels and
all members of the military for
their service to our country in the
past, present and future
Another Beach artifact,
which will soon be visible to the
public, was discovered by Buck
Lee, general manager He found
the old plaque in a fenced
dumpster area which marked The
Dock as the site of the popular
Old Casino
"We will work on the plaque
and we will relocate it to a more
appropriate place," Buck said
Bob West, SRIA Safety Di-
rector, appeared before the Board
to request approval to trade in
some of his oldvehicles for new
ones Pete Moore Chevrolet pro-
vides the trucks to the lifeguards
on loan, and then they can be
purchased at greatly reduced
"Pete Moore's generosity
saves lives," West said "Our pa-
trolling the beach allows us to
safeguardmanymore areas of the
shoreline "
His request was approved
In his engineer's report,
Dave Hemphill said the work at
Cowley Park would be complete
by the end of July.
"I am pleased to report that
the Park which the Beach School
students use daily will be ready

for them on the first day of
school," Hemphill said.
Hemphill told the Board that
the last major project on the Is-
land, Via de Lunaroadway is still
incomplete However, curbs and
one hft of asphalt shouldbe down
before BlueAngelsweekend The
contractual date for completion of
the work on Via de Luna is Octo-
ber, but it is hopeditwillbe com -
plete before then.
During the Board Members
Forum, an addition to the Full
Board meetings, Fred Gant made
a motion to send out an RFP for
legal services
"I think our attorney repre-
sentation is just fine," Gant said
"I would just like to see what is
out there "
The vote on his motion
failed with Bohannon,
Campanella, and Prather voting
against, and John Peacock, Gant
and Ed Guernsey voting for The
six member board requires four
votes to pass a motion.

Also, within the framework
of the Board Members Forum,
Tammy Bohannon broughtup the
subject of fuel trucks filling or-
ders from boat owners and deliv-
ering fuel to the boats, selling as
much as 5000 gallons per week
to locally docked boats.
"This practice is an environ-
mental hazard and the Authority
does notget revenue from the sale
of the fuel," she said. "We have
percentage paying lessees who
sell fuel and they are being dam-
aged by this These include the
Beach Marina and potentially, the
Grand Marlin Marina.
The Board agreed to ask le-
gal and environmental consult-
ants to address this problem and
bring recommendations to the
The next SRIA meeting will
be the committee meetings at 5
p.m. at the Authority office on
July 25. All meetings are open to
the public

Published every other Wednesday
Post Office Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562
850-916-5258 850-932-4090 fax
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Island Times

July 18, 2007

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Barefoot on the Beach

Every now and then I jump
into the lion's den I usually put
up a pretty good battle, but some-
times the lions win. What I am
about to tackle is one of the most
confusing, mind boggling issues
ever to crop up on Pensacola
Beach. What does condo-hotel
construction mean and what in
the world is fractional owner-
The answers, on the face of
it, are simple enough. Investors
buy hotel units with luxurious
amenities and large square foot
area, and the developer has a vi-
able cash flow for the construc-
tion of the entire hotel.
Fractional ownership is ba-
sically time share where as many
as eight individuals purchase
ownership of one large, luxurious
Simple enough until you run
into the snags which are many
and monumental. First, there is
the population cap on the Beach,
which does not apply to hotel
rooms. There are still 2000 open-
ings for hotel rooms.
Now, secondly, the county
has a hotel room definition which
restricts owner occupancy to two
weeks per year, and until last
year's change in the ordinance
restricted square foot area. This
year, developers had asked the
county to allow a sixteen, now
changed to twelve, week owner
occupancy. Well and good. If the
owner occupancy of twelve
weeks passes, what part does the
federal government's two week
stay restriction play?

Thirdly, who is in charge?
The county attorney states flatly
that the county can call the shots.
Period. But, the SRIA legal staff
offers evidence from the Charter
in 1947 by the State of Florida
which gives the SRIA broader
powers in many areas, which
would supersede the county, es-
pecially in commercial leases.
Finally, what does condo-
hotel financing mean to the resi-
dents of Pensacola Beach? Well,
most residents have a thing about
condos. They don't want any
more to be built on the Beach. In
their minds, this type of financ-
ing opens the doors for the con-
struction of additional condos
What do the developers say?
The developers declare that it is
not economically feasible for
themto construct new hotels with-
out condo financing. They say
they really want to build hotels
on the Beach. Almost everyone
agrees that more hotels are
needed. They contend that condo
financing and fractional owner-
ship are the only means of devel-
oping the remaining 2000 hotel
rooms on Pensacola Beach.
When the issue first sur-
faced, choosing up sides and
standing their ground, both the
commission and SRIA felt they
were right. Differences of opin-
ion have now become red-headed
step children. The battle has re-
sulted in long hours of study, the
removal of one member of the
SRIA, and some name calling, and
weird conduct in public meetings.
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27 years, and spending most of
those years in the newspaper
business, I have seen and heard
plenty of bizarre happenings in
the governmental bodies. In the
past, the county commission let
the Island Authority govern the
island. And, however good orbad
that may have been, the Beach
has managed to supply a third of
the county's total income. Do
they want more? Do they want to
create ordinances which will em-
power them to override the
Authority's decisions?
What about the five ap-
pointed members of the Santa
Rosa Island Authority? If they
voice differing opinion from
those held by their commission-
ers, will they, in fact, be replaced
by their commissioners? And that
would leave the one elected mem-
ber of the board standing in left
field. Who can answer all these
questions? Maybe, the lions will
win this one. Maybe they must
know something I don't know.
The simple hotel definition
ordinance change has raised
landmark issues of gigantic pro-
portions. Commissioners fighting
with their own SRIA appointees.
Attorneys deadlocked on who
has the actual power to run the
island. Developers pushing for
condo financing. Residents try-
ing to modify the whole concept.
Tomorrow, the BCC will vote on

By Jane Waters Cooper

the changes to the hotel defini-
tion ordinance which would allow
a twelve week owner stay and
would allow for thirty percent of
all 2000 hotel rooms yet to be built
to have more than 850 square feet
of space. Developers say the mar-
ket has changed, that visitors to

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resorts require upscale accommo-
dations. Who will have the final
The answer, my friend, is
blowing in the wind. It's a jungle
out there. Just ask the lions.

Joe Kerry, one of
Pensacola Beach's most lov-
able Irishmen, passed away on
June 23. Joe, his wife of fifty
years and his children lived
on Via de Luna for many years
before Ivan destroyed their
home, and sent them to Gulf
When Joe left New Or-
leans in the 1970s, he bought
the El Mar Hotel on Pensacola
Beach and operated it until it
was demolished. He founded
Miracle Strip Printing in Gulf
Breeze in 1979. Many of his
customers were loyal Beach
Joe and Angela were
among the founding members
of Our Lady of Assumption
Catholic Mission. Prior to the

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bers attended mass in the
Holiday Inn until their num-
bers outgrew the hotel Pent-
In addition to his wife,
Angela, Joe leaves his daugh-
ters, Sr. Margaret, Theresa
(Neil) Halstead, Catherine
(Steve) Chrisco. Sons
Michael (Laura), Danny, and
Gregory Kerry. He is also sur-
vived by a number of grand-
Services for Joe were at
Our Lady of the Assumption
Mission on June 28. Contribu-
tions honoring Joe's memory
can be made to Our Lady of
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After staying in California
way too long, stand up comedian
Seadog, is back on Pensacola
Beach. Ifhe's not on his surfboard,
you can find him at Flounder's
where he is one of the managers.
Addie Gibson, the grand-
mother of Gwen and Danah
Gibson, died on Tuesday, July 3.
Addie's story of her one hundred
years on Earth appeared in the
April 25 edition of Island Times.
She celebrated number 100 on
Happy Birthday to Fred
Simmons, Beach business man,
who celebrated on June 24. Did
he party in Paradise?
Poor Matthew D. Andrews,
who mailed that he enjoys read-
ing Island Times online, but the
link was lost for the June 20 edi-
tion. We got him hooked back up.
Matthew is a research and reso-
lution specialistfor Brazos Higher
Education Services in Texas.
EllaHess will be welcoming
her daughter and son-in-law Beka
and Greg Gootman who will visit
over Blue Angels weekend. They
will be accompanied by their two
sons, Payton, 4, and Gavin, 2.
Also, Capt. Allesandro Pavesi
and wife Jolene will come in from
Italy. Jolene was a friend ofBeka's

from high school days. Her hus-
band is a pilot in the Italian Air
Force and trained at NAS in 1999.
The proud Elk who guards
the local lodge, was damaged in a
recent windstorm, according to
Kay Turner, Elk's manager. The
Elk's antlers were broken when it
was blown over in the strong
beach winds.
Nan Harper, Island Realty, at-
tended a Realtor's conference in
Ocala recently, then stopped in
Tallahassee to see her new great
nephew. Then, she hopped in her
T-bird and flew back to Pensacola
Beach in time to attend a Chamber
Board of Director's meeting.
Jenny and Greg Lang along
with son Maddox, 4, and two-
month-old daughter Avery, have
gone back to Chatanooga, Ten-
nessee after visiting Jenny's par-
ents, Steve and Martha Cooper
in GulfBreeze.
The Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club welcomednewmembers from
near and far during June includ-
ing Leslie and Randy Halsall, Gulf
Breeze; Keith DuBose, Peggy
Crusey, Christopher Carnley,
Brent and Kathleen Boyles, from
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The elaborate Elk's VIP Blue
Angels viewing package went to
Tony and Grace White, whose
home lodge is in Perry, Fla. They
are associate members of the
Beach Lodge and will have a day
they will never forget when they
sit in a special area, surrounded
by luxuries while they watch their
first Blue Angels Air Show this
Saturday. The Ladies of the Elks
held their exciting drawing for the
prize on July 6.
Three ball players who at-
tended Pensacola Beach Elemen-
tary School were part of the team
which won the Coach Pitch State
Championship on July 8 and the
team has advanced to play in the
World Series near Atlanta on July
19. The players from the Beach
are Cayson McCurdy, Clay
Clifton, and Steele Chambers. The
All Star team plays in the Gulf
Breeze Sports Association

Mike Cook, retired Army
Colonel and resident of Villa
Sabine, was the first to email the
correct answer to the last trivia
question, "Where is the Liberty
Bell located?"
The answer is Philadelphia.
Everybody in the world seemed
to know this one. Hot on Mike's
heels were the runners-up Joe
Kracheck and Joe Barron, who
added that the bell hangs in In-
dependence Hall.
We rarely mention fourth
place, but Margaret Cunningham
was convinced that her husband
Jim's answer had to be first. "I
demand a recount," she emailed.
Sorry, Jim and the two Joes, Mike

is still the winner.
When asked what color shirt
he wanted, Mike replied, "Wow,
shockingly pink for my shock-
ingly beautiful wife." Romance
comes to the Trivia Department.
You too, can win a t-shirt in
pink, grey or white, if you are the
first to email the correct answer
to the following question: "The
formations the Blue Angels fly all
have names. Can you name two
of them?"
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.
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July 18, 2007

God, I love this sandbar!
Where else can you find true
friends and sisters who will travel
withyoutoBiloxi and play until 3
a m 7 What an absolute blast my
birthday turned out to be this
year! Paulette Provost was the
big winner, which caused her to
check the time and realize it was
"time to go." Of course, if six
ladies cangamble for 14 hours and
still come home with money -
that's awin for us alli Thankyou
to all the lovely ladies who shared
it with me. I promised I would
make ithome in daylight. Itjust
happened to be sunrise. And,
that's all we can tell in a family
The fireworks "KABOOM"
were fabulous! We enjoyedthem
trem endously and can't wait until
next year's spectacular display
We had a chocolate fountain with
fresh fruit and peach pound cake
for dipping Lord, talk aboutwon-
derful! It only tookme three days
to clean up all the chocolate, but
was worth it.
I made it to the 35thAnnual
Watermelon "Suck-Off', courtesy
of Amy Depew, who draggedme
kicking and screaming (well,
maybe not really screaming or
kicking,just an occasional moan).
I haven't been in a while and I'm
telling you, Tommy and Wendy
Grce have it down to perfection
now! Itwas wonderful fun, andl
have 'sucked with Tommy, the
Suck Meister, himself. Also saw
a lot of old friends that I haven't
seen for a while. It's always nice
to reconnect, isn't it?
If you hear thunder in the
sky, it could be God or His Blue
Angels! Either way, look up to
make sure. Lynn Cleutat and I
went into Gulf Breeze to Amy's
house Sunday afternoon and saw
the Blue Angels on our way
home. What a treat it always is. I
hope you have stocked up on
every thing you need and have
finalized your plans for watching
this most spectacular show on
Earth. Yes, we do love our Blue
Angels, don't we? I believe our
show of support conveys this
message to them all You know
you can't help but scream and
wave wildly hke a mad person
when they fly over. I say every
year, "I'm staying inside today, it's
just practice." But, as soon as I
hear that sound, my body flies out

the door with no connection to
my brain at all. Can't help it. I'll
never lose that "thrilling" feeling.
As you frequent the beach estab-
lishments, please keep in mind
how very insanely hard these
people are working to serve you.
And, if it takes a little longer to
get service, please, give these
workers a break and some sym-
pathy A little compassion won't
hurt, either. They're doing the
bestjob they can under extreme
Okay, this week's recipe is one
"stolen" from many of our friends
andreaders. Its an excellent last
minute recipe guaranteed to be
eaten m its entirety and uses in-
gredients you may already have
in your kitchen. I love it because
it can be made with many differ-
ent fruit pie fillings or canned fruit
and any flavor or variety of cake
mix And, there's no standing
around in the hot kitchen stirring,
mixing and sweating Although,
itmakesme cringe to add dry cake
mix on top of something andbake
it, it also amazes me how delicious
the resulting product tastes and
looks This one goes out to our
very special Blue Angels and,
most of all, to all our devotedread-
ers. You're what keeps me writ-
ing. Okay, let's cook...

Dump Cake

2 cans fruit pie filling
OR 2 cans any fruit
1 box cake mix, any flavor
1 stick butter, cut in pieces

Spread undramed canned
fruit or pie filling in bottom of a
lightly greased 11 X 13 baking
pan Top with dry cake mix and
sprinkle chunks of butter on top.
Bake in pre-heated 350 oven for
approx. 25 30 min, or until cake
springs back when touched lightly
incenter Doritover-bake,youwant
this cake moist and juicy Remove
from oven, coolslightly, top withyour
favoritetoppingornot! Eatimmedi-
ately. Serves as many as can get to it
the fastest!
Enjoy, use lots of sunscreen
and drink plenty of fluids And
rememberthis, "Friends are God's
way of apologizing for your rela-
tives." God Bless America, our
Blue Angels and, most of all, our
friends! See you in the

The reds and whites flowed at Beach Wines and Liquors Wine
Tasting Friday, June 30. Friends who gathered for sipping and
swirling are: (L to R) Sandi Johnson, Beach Wines owner Bob
Temple, Jerry Gilbreath, and Marcus Conklin. Wine tasting schedules
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If you are looking for a good beer to
complement your barbecue meals this
summer, try wheat beer from Belgium,
where it goes by the name "witbeir" or
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hazy golden-orange color that can give
flavor hints of bananas and cloves. For
steaks and burgers, reach for heftier
American amber lager, which has suffi-
cientsnappy bitterness to cutthrough the
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Do you have an advertising
story to tell? Clark Allen reports
that his ad in the Island Times
resulted in a five day, thousand
dollar rental in Emerald Isle.
Mike Lalor is one cool dude.
His Surf Side Food Store will make
you cool, too. During holiday
weekends on the Beach, Mike
vows never to run out of ice for
his customers. He stocks up and
brings in a freezer truck. Now you
know where to go to fill your
Island Style, who partnered
with the Beach Chamber, has
Blue Angels Memorial T-shirts for
sale in limited quantities. The shirt
proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish
to honor Blue Angels pilot LCDR
Kevin Davis' memory. Hurry in.
They are flying off the shelves.
Heather Wolf has added
Avon salesperson to her list of
many talents. The busy Beach
resident is also a performance art-
ist and juggling is her specialty.
Sit in the sand sipping cool
concoctions on Flounder's Beach
while listening to Hidden Element
this weekend. The tunes start at
9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
nights. Worship by the Water is
presented on Sunday mornings
at 8:30.
The Santa Rosa Island Au-
thority rocks! Music fans can
gather at Quietwater
Amphitheatre on Sundays from 5
to 8 p.m. for SRIA sponsored free
concerts. Listen to the Knee
Deep Band on July 29 and Darren
J Trio on August 5.
Ann and Jack Kirk report that
all their rescued Beach kittens
now have good homes. Jack ad-
mits it must have been a good year
for cats lots of free kittens to
give away.
The Olive Drop Martini Bar
is celebrating its first birthday as
a purveyor of classic martinis and
mellow music. Conner Cagle and
Mary Owens invite everyone to
stop by for a toast this weekend.
Blue Sky Gift Shoppe gang
take Blue Angels Saturday off.
The Gulf Breeze business will re-
open at 10 a.m. on Monday, July
23. New owner, Carol Campbell,
is stocking mermaids and fleur de
lis for your collections.

BCC Workshop Produces

Hotel Definition Decision

Unlimited Size For Some Rooms

The Escambia County Com-
mission got a head start on the
fireworks when they met in
workshop on July 3 to make fi-
nal recommendations to the
language in the county's hotel
definition ordinance.
The county has strenuously
objected to the opinions of the
Santa Rosa Island Authority
Board, all of which started with
the change in time allowed for
owner occupancy in hotel rooms.
The wording was to jump from a
two week stay to a sixteen week
stay per year. The number was
later modified to twelve weeks.
The square foot area of hotel
rooms came back into play at this
meeting, although an unlimited
square footage was passed a year
ago by the county.
Fortified by County Attorney
Janet Lander's assurance of their
powers, the Commissioners
voiced their opposition to the
document which contained an
SRIA hotel room policy.
Lander told the Commission-
ers there were three ways to deal
with the conflict with the SRIA:
(1) removed the appointee, (2)
take the SRIA to court, or (3) veto
the lease provisions that the
SRIA creates in a commercial
Kevin White, chairman, said,
"What we adopt is what they
should adopt or they can be re-
Lander then explained that
condo financing and fractional
ownership are issues that must
be addressed because they are

new and their effect on the
economy is unknown.
"We need to know what the
economic impact will be and pro-
ceed cautiously," she said.
A dozen speakers gave both
pro and con messages. Commis-
sioner Mike Whitehead submit-
ted the proposal that they adopt
a draft of the ordinance with
square foot limitations added.
"Let's limit the rooms with greater
than 850 square feet to 30 percent
of the developable rooms. So, 600
rooms of the 2000 rooms would
be 850 square feet or bigger."
Commissioner Gene Valentino
who had remained quiet during
the proceedings voiced his ob-
jections to the entire process of
governmental control of develop-
ing hotels.
"It is not our business. It is not
our place," he shouted. "I will com-
promise with the restrictions, but
we should not be here doing this."
Commissioner Grover
Robinson asked Valentino to re-
inforce his argument, not his
voice, which prompted White to
ask them to stop since they were
not a couple of high school kids.
They finally all agreed to in-
struct the attorney to draft the
additional language which would
allow thirty percent of the hotel
rooms to be 850 square feet or
After many months of meet-
ings and delays, hotel develop-
ers will expect a vote on the
change to the ordinance at the
July 19 Board meeting in the Com-
missioner Chambers at 5:48 p.m.

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Morgan Park Gets New Look

Jim Randol, chairman of the
Morgan Park Foundation, has
beenworking with crews, cleaning
up the debris in the hurricane rav-
aged park, in preparation for new
"We'll be planting and work-
g on the park to bring it back to
the way it looked before Ivan," Jim
Memorial bricks are no longer
available, according to Randol. In-
stead, individuals who want to
honor someone can buy a tree
whichwillhave a plaque attached,
designating the honoree. The trees
willbe$100each. Benchesat $1500
each are still for sale
The park is also open for wed-

dings, memorials, chnstenings, and
other small events
The recent renovation has
been made possible, in part, by
contributions from the Krewe of
Nauga, Donal D VonAchen, and
the Pensacola Beach Woman's
For information on reserving
a wedding date, or purchasing
memorial trees orbenches, call 932-
Anyone who wishes to make
ataxdeductiblegifttothe Park may
mail a checkmade payable to Mor-
gan Park, c/o Jane Cooper, presi-
dent Morgan Park Foundation,
1203 Ariola Drive, Pensacola
Beach, FL 32561.

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By Dr. Chuck Randle
Pastor, Pensacola Beach Community Church

A couple weeks ago a me-
morial service was conducted at
the Beach Community Church
for the families and friends of
"Gibby" Fail. Most of us who
lived and/or worked on the
beach knew of Gibby. More
people attended that memorial
service than any I have known
at the Beach Church. Several
people expressed their appre-
ciation for the "openness" of
our Church in having a memo-
rial service for one who was not
a member, and for the unique-
ness of the service. My usual
response has been, "We are the
Beach Church ... and that's
what we do."
To state it in theological
terms, "We are the Body of
Christ ... and all are welcome."
It seems to me that the idea
came from Jesus himself as he
welcomed all, and his words of
condemnation were generally
reserved for the religious pro-
fessionals and pious ones.

St. Ann After School
Program Accepting
St. Ann Discovery School
After School program registration
is now open for Kindergarten
through Third Grade. The Discov-
ery School is located at 100 Daniel
Drive in Gulf Breeze.
Call Shirley Chase at 932-9330
for details.

Who knows the heart of a per-
son, and the reason for certain
At the service, one speaker
said that Gibby never felt him-
self worthy? "Why was
that?"we might ask. And wor-
thy of what? We know that
here was a man who endeared
himself, in one way or another,
to countless numbers of
people. Some of those who
spoke, talked of the generosity
of Gibby, and how he had been
instrumental in helping them
through a difficult time, or was
generous to a group, i.e., our
Beach School.
A memorial service is not
for the deceased, but for family
and friends. I know Gibby a lot
better now, after his death, than
I knew him while he lived.
Makes me wonder how many
more people I should get to
know better while they are still

Break Cake

Elk's Honor Big Day

It's been ten years since the
birthday guys and dolls cel-
ebrated their fiftieth mark. So, this
year is the Sixtieth birthday of all
those born in 1947, and it's time
to break out the cake a cham-
pagne and welcome the big 60.
The honorees are: Courtney
Winstead, Carolyn Gamel, Ella
Hess, Norm Marcus, Bob Hess,
Paulette Provost, Jeff Goudey,
Marilyn LeNormand, Elaine
Mitchell, Rick VerMehren, Mike
LeNormand, Klista Smith, Curt
Middlebrooks, Sam & Sharon
Law, O. Bruce Coffman, Barbara
Bailey Thede, Cheryl Schoen,
Mike & Vickie Tronc, Alice
DeMilly Grant, David Shelton,
Gordon Harris, Bill Williams,
Chuck & Rita Turner, Celynda
Brasher, Jerry Carpenter, Char-
lotte Wright Meeks, Darlene
Deming Purtle, Sam Fisher, and
Kenneth Sifferman,
Boogie, Inc. will provide the
music for dancing at the Elk's
Lodge party. The celebration is
from 2 to 6 p.m., July 22. Ella Hess
says come join the fun, but don't
bring gifts.

Parish Office Hours St. Ann Catholic Church
Monday-Friday ( Rev. Msgr. Luke Hunt, Pastor
8:30 AM- 4:30 PM Rev. James Valenzuela
100 Daniel Drive P. 0 Box 1057
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Weekdays 8:30 AM
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participated in the readings, lit candles and raised glasses to toast
the ritual. Chuck even included the bathroom and garage to make
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Readin' the Water Since the last tr
issue we have had wonderful w
weather and water conditions that
canonlybe 4 fishm' Mrs. Saltand c
I took a trip in the 4FUN and had
a great time fish' the salt flats
and grass beds along the Island
from Pickens Gate to the pass. Let
me tell you there is so much bait t
in the water it's just amazing' to
watch the action, let alone wet a
line, but, I just had to
Jellyfish were everywhere
and so were the fish We followed
the commotion as the Ladyfish
and Spanish ripped through the
massive schools of Glass Min-
nows that surrounded us and
hooked up on every cast. Span-
ish, Specks, Flounder, Crabs and
Rays were all fighting' to get my
offerings. Kings were getting' their
share of the bounty, too. We had
so much fun we did not quit til,
ouch! I went for a dip and got
ripped across the leg by a Jelly
At the Gulf Pier, Kings are
hittm' everyday Black Snapper
are around the pilings Let them c
hit it "reel" good, if you jerk to p.
soonyou'llmiss Tarponaregivin' D
the Pier Pack a lot of fun and the
Sharks are around to pick offthe
slow relieve
Sal says, their going' ahead
with the construction on the new
bait shack and grill soon! I can't
wait for a mullet sandwich.My big
brother Greg Uzdevenes, CTC
construction, (that's Cliff, Tyson
and Chad his three boys) are
don' the project
Tyler Manning won The
ConnerPompono Jig tournament p
with a nice 3.14poundpomp. Tim T
Land was second with a 3.08
The King Tourney was won
by DavidKing with a 32.5 pound
Mac. Parker Sperry was second
with 32.4 pounder and Mike
Moore took third with a 28.14
poundKing. Nicejob people and
thanks 4 all the action
The King Mac and Cobia
tournament with The Inshore
Classic was held at Flounder's on
June 23 and 24 and I was able to T
get some shots of the catches as th
they came n, but it was all the K

in that the little ones had that
lade the event special The
aylors were hard a work making'
s a very special event Big Zack
aylor had the job of Fishandler
Id was all business making' sure
ie fish were weighed and dis-
layed in a most professional
ay Chris Tayor handled the
ansport from the dock to the
eigh station.
There were so many nice
catches that I could never name
iem all, so here's a few
The Smith Boys Brandt,
rad and Terry off the Slip n
way, were the first big fish team
show Saturday, with a 66.51

pound Wahoo that took second
Ryan Maxwell had 7 26
pounds of Redfish off the
Doubled Up 2, to win that class
in the inshore. You can go online
and get all the results of the
Greater PensacolaKing Mac and
Cobia Tournament If you did not
bring a kid to see the weigh in
and hang out at the Kids Boxes
you missed it all.
Action around the Old
Bridge is as steady as always, if
the waters moving' the fish are
Do yourself a favor and Go

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art of the King and Ling Tourney pound Red Snapper on June 23
ock Crew at Flounder's. at the King and Ling Tourney.

ANDREA'S FINAL VOYAGE The Lively Ladies boarded the Lively One
II at 6 a.m., June 25, to say a final goodbye their beloved friend,
Andrea Brunt. Andrea's ashes were scattered in the Gulf. Ready to
sail are front row, (L to R): Jayne Drees, Paulette Provost, Deb
Friedman, Karen Hagford, Kim LoBue, Lynn Cieutat and Sharon
Mattair. Middle row (L to R): Gayle Shackelford, Susan Nesbitt, Rie
Steele, Cathy Long, Renee Mack, and Mary Jo Archer. Back row (L to
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Espo's Surf Report
By Freddy Esposito

For the last few days, I have
been trying to write a tribute to my
friend Gibby, some special words
that would honor Gibby and who
he was. I read all the other articles,
all using the obvious words we
would use to describe our good
friend, Gibby. But for me "my"
words just would not seem tocome
Sure, we all knew of Gibby's
kindness, his love of life and his
friends and his big heart, but I
wanted something different, some-
thing that the Gibblet would have
agreed with.
Frustrated, I took a break from
my computer and went out back to
check the surf, which had gone flat
early that morning Tomy surprise,
asI gotto the beach, a perfect small
ground swell was hitting my little
sandbar Small, but beautiful and
no one out, anywhere.
I thought this is great. I can
sit out here, catch some waves and
the words willjust come to me. It
would be easy! Well, of course,
that wasn't the case
Every time I was sitting, think-
ing about what to write, a set would

come, and there I was on a perfect
wave Greenand fast. Then I would
paddle back out and sit Waiting
on the words, but then another
wave would hit, then another.
I sat there thinking all of the
funny times I had with Gibby, like
the time I saw him wearing a cute
little blue dress walking down the
beach road after losing a bet. Then
there was the time he ran for Mayor
with a campaign slogan "If Pigs
Could Fly, Gibby for Mayor" In-
sinuating that he was a long shot,
but anything is possible. Or just
the times together going to church.
Well, our kind of church.
Then, another set wave would
hit Where are the words? What
can I say? What am I going to do?
All of a sudden it hit me. There
I was, surfing perfect waves all to
myself, lost in the moment when I
was usually Hell bent on just surf-
ing and trying hit the lip and all I
could think about was my friend,
Gibby. I thought about who he
was. It was like he sent these little
waves to me as a wonderful gift.
It was the all-time Gibby Su-
per Swell!!

This was the way I would
honor him, to have him in my
thoughts as I raced across the face
of a wave to have him there with
me at that moment -just us
I surfed for three hours by
myself that day. Gibby was right
there with me sharing waves and
stories Itwas one ofthe mosthum-
bling experiences in my hfe
You see, Gibby was a surfer at
heart. He loved all of us and un-
derstood what surfing means to us.
The most we can hope for is
that we are not forgotten, and that
we leave a mark on the people in
our lives To be remembered is the
ultimate honor It's all we can really
ask for.
I am looking forward to hear-
ing the different stories of our
friend Gibby There will be great
ones, and those stories, like him,
As I got out of the water and
looked back on the Gulf, I thanked
my old friend, Gibby for the waves
and love I had experienced and

Adios e ami... . pura vida
Adiosme amigo... pura vida.

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Freddy Esposito gathered old friends to spend a weekend at the
Beach doing what they used to do over 30 years ago riding
skateboards. Two generations of riders turned out for the inaugural
weekend event as the well-seasoned skateboarders teach their
children how to ride with style. Reunited to rip and shred like they
used to are (L to R): Six-year-old Dominick Coury, Karl Burger, Mike
Willet, Don Middlebrooks and his son, David,7, Freddy and his wife
Heidi Esposito. After skateboarding all the day the evening events
included partying at The Break.

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A iA Kings and Queens Welcome At Poker Tables

CELEBRATING ISLAND STYLE Santa Rosa Island Authority board
member Fred Gant, left, and family celebrated America's birthday
with other VIPs at the Kaboom reception at Hemingway's on July
Fourth. Awaiting the fireworks extravaganza are Fred, his wife
Deborah, daughter Kimberly, family friend Brittany Thomas and son
Fred. II.

FAMILY AND FIREWORKS Renee Gleim and her niece Gloria
Woolever joined the VIPS at the Kaboom reception for fireworks
and fun on Pensacola Beach July 4.

The mysterious Waldo
Defindorfin donned the
Champion's crown June 29 at the
Texas Hold'Em 444 Funmonthly
tournament at Paradise Bar and
Grill. Promoters invite weekly
champions and all past champi-
ons to come to the table for a
monthly poker showdown on the
Sound Waldo Defindorfin made
a strong run clearing the final four
champions out and claiming the
June title.
Pensacola Beach is teaming
with Texas Hold 'Em 444 Fun
games Lady Luck has been sit-
ting on the shoulders of the fol-
lowing players inthe most likely
The Break
July 5: Phil "Doc" Tracy
made a strong run m the closing
hour of our firsttournament at The
Break to claim his first win Mark
"Beachman" Julliangave itthe old
island try but washed up at low
tide and could not recover.
July 12: Fran Cox is the man
to beat these days as he contin-
ues to take down all the top play-
ers and claim titles. Patty Dawkins
made her first final showdown but
had to settle for second.
The Islander
July 7: Col. Phil Tracy con-
tinuedhis strong run tonight with
his second win in as many tour-
naments Secondhand Fran Cox
made it close butpocketjacks did
him in.

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July 1: Trace "AllIn" Lewis
returned to the winner's circle de-
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July 3: Fran Cox went from
having a two brown-chip stack to
having one of the biggest come-
backs in Texas Hold 'Em 444 Fun
history He cleaned out a full final
table of top players and won with-
out losing a single hand the re-
mainder of the evening. Trace
Lewis took second
July 8: Fran Cox ended Phil
Tracy's attempt atthree wins m a
row at Paddy's Sunday night with
a bigger overcard to go with his
pair of Queens.
July 10: Jay Donaway won
defeating Tommy Chavis in a
knockdown battle at Paddy's on
Tuesday night Jay won in only
his second game. He was second
on his first try.
Paradise Bar and Grill
July 2: Scott Stanley came
from a short stack to win the
Monday mght mayhem Michelle
Bourgeois had to settle for sec-
July 11: Secondhand Fran
Coxmade another come from be-
hind charge to win the Wednes-
day night battle on the beach
Mark "Beachman" Jullian was

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R1auty reach

By Danah Gibson
Health and Hair Care Ingredients

In pursuit of cleanliness and
beauty, American consumers buy
$20 billion worth ofpersonal care
products every year. More than
5000 ingredients are allowed for
use in these products. Unfortu-
nately, many ingredients are
linked to damaging effects on
human health. Many are identi-
fied by government agencies as
hazardous, but many others re-
main untested. Unlike the phar-
maceutical industry, the govern-
ment does not require safety test-
ing for beauty products before
they go to market. Some ingredi-
ents with known health hazards
are very common in both conven-
tional and alternative products.


To avoid potentially harmful
ingredients, you can visit this
website (www.ewg.org/reports/
skindeep2/) compiled by the En-
vironmental Working group and
the Washington Toxics Coalition.
This site also offers brand spe-
cific information on what the
group considers safer alterna-
tives. This has really opened my
eyes to what can be put into our
beauty products without our
knowledge! Kind of scary. Get
informed it's your skin.
Here's to good health and
great hair I hope everyone has a
happy and safe Blue Angels
Weekend! Call the Hair Hotline,

Sh Pan dy B.illh.v.lr

Angels Amongst Us!

Summer is here, and the fun
in the sun is to be enjoyed,
shared, and delightful memories
created to carry us yet another
Remember these easy steps
to having angels amongst you
this summer, instead of irritable,
moody and tiredkids--ofall ages
*Get plenty of sleep: Twelve
hours for kids. That's right. Nine
hours for adults.Take power
naps, and ask everyone to have
quiet time, or rest periods.
Sleep between the finest
sheets of 100% cotton or 100%
linen you can find. Your body
will love you for it!
Sleep with the best set of
down pillows you can buy: Hun-

The Pensacola Beach
Woman's Club installed
officers June 21 after lunch at
The Cabana Club. Steering the
Club will be (L to R) Lynda Knell,
First Vice President, Kathy
Christoff, Treasurer, Sandi
Johnson, Second Vice
President, and Carol Stark,
Secretary. Not in photo: Jane
McGrath, President.

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garian goose down Wash them
twice per summer and after any
illness to protect your health.
Eat four or more times per
day. For small active children, feed
them six times per day. Eat smaller
meals, taking time to share the day
and plan other activities while
eating. Include some post meal
Eat plenty of fresh fruit and
vegetables. Remember to pair a
protein with fruit or starches to
balance how those foods provide
Drink 12 large glasses or
bottles of water per day. It will
keep you hydrated. For every al-
coholic drink you have, add an-
other glass of water Alcohol de-
hydrates your body!
Wear all natural fabrics, in
light colors...keeps yourbody cool.

Collect stylish hats, fun soft
slippers, and stock up on Bull-
frog. It's incredible for protecting
your skin from the sun. Get wa-
terproof so the kids can swim all
*Shower twice per day. It's
refreshing! Use lavender gel with
jojoba beads to rejuvenate your
body, and Avon's Skin So Soft to
keep the mosquitos awayl
Use natural oils and scents,
such as lavender, mint, even rose-
mary. It's heavenly and soothing
to the body!
For more tips on having a
funfilled summer, stop by and see
me at my Ninth Avenue Store.
You'll leave ready for your nap,
or dreaming of new summer sea-
shell projects and you and yours
will be fit for the sandman. Sweet

Each year the Pensacola
Beach Woman's Club makes
donations to support Beach
organizations. Representing
this year's recipients are (L to
R); Jeff Castleberry, Pensacola
Beach Elementary Sharon
Peirce, Beach Community
Church, Sally Taylor, Our Lady
Catholic Mission, and Jim
Randol, Morgan Park. The
Beach Lifeguards and the Elk's
Lodge also received donations.



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Well, I am three and a half
months away from lining up
with 30,000 runners for the
32nd annual Marine Corps
Marathon and meeting other
members of Team Semper Fi.
With my training fully under-
way, I have had to learn to
make a few sacrifices.
First, I begin with my
toes. Some time during a 15
mile run, two of my toenails
decided that they had had
enough. So they just up and
left. I found them two days
later in the dryer lint. I wanted
to call my manicurist to find
out if I now qualify for a 20%
discount on my next pedicure.
Hey, she only has to polish eight
instead of ten. My son, Harry,
suggested I just super glue the
nails back on to my toes. My
husband, Harry, jokingly
thought I should save them for
good luck and should store
them with my wisdom teeth that
I've had in my jewelry box for
the past 20 years. My neighbor,
Susan, who is an experienced
marathoner bought me a packet
of press on toe nails. I hope I
won't need all of them. My more
fashion conscious neighbor,
Leslie, advised that I only wear
closed toe shoes this summer.
Ouch, that hurt worse than my
toe nails falling off.
Next to bear the burden of
marathon training is the under-
side of my arms. My rubbed raw,
chaffed to the bone skin gives
an entirely new meaning to
tribal arm band tattoos. My
arms; however, do tell my story.
It goes something like this. No
matter how high tech the fabric
is or how much the running sin-
glet cost, nothing protects the
skin under your arm like a gener-
ous slathering of petroleum
jelly. Name brand or generic,
either gets the job done.

L o slli AM

Then there are the faux
cocktails. After reading how
most adults are in a constant
state of dehydration and alco-
hol dehydrates you even fur-
ther, I decided no more bottles
of wine or margaritas until af-
ter the race. Now my large,
broad bowl wine glass de-
signed for a bold red with a
big bouquet is filled with a
fruit punch flavored sports
drink. At least it's red. I must
admit lemon-lime Gatorade can
easily pass for a margarita.
And, yes, I still rim my glass
with salt.
Those are just a few mi-
nor sacrifices I have had to
make to be part of Team Sem-
per Fi and to compete in the
Marine Corps Marathon. I am
thankful that I at least still
have all 10 of my toes and both
of my arms, and I am residing
in a country that alcohol is a
legal beverage for those of us
over the age of 21. I ask that
you take a moment and think
about the sacrifices the men
and women in military uniform
have made during this current
War on Terror. For injured
Marines and Sailors returning
stateside from Iraq and Af-
ghanistan, their wounds re-
quire a little more to heal than
press on plastic and petro-
leum jelly. Sometimes they
need more assistance than
what our government and
other agencies can afford.
Your tax deductible contribu-
tion to Team Semper Fi can
help get these wounded war-
riors to the recovery finish
Please visit the website
teamsemperfi/hewson for
more information or to make a
donation today.
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after thirty-four years of service, they welcome Sharon Santurri.
Sharon, the new manager of the Administration and Leasing De-
partment, has a masters degree from the University of West
Florida in Public Administration. Priorto coming to the Authority
Sharon was the Director of Administrative Services for The First
Judicial Circuit Court.

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"Mixed Media Madness" art
camp will be July 30 throughAu-
gust 3 at Pensacola Beach
School. Mixed Media Madness is
for children ages 7to 12. The cost
is $140 and preregistration is re-
quired. Classes begin at 9 a.m.
Bring a packed lunch and drink,
morning and afternoon snack
provided. Art camp dismisses at
For more information or to
register, contact LizNiven at 206-
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warm and inviting butcan some-
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guards are present, please be
aware of flags that alert you to
conditions of cu rrents.

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Island Times



I was working as n ar as I
could, selling Life Insurance to
keep a roof over our heads, and
Annie was doing everything she
couldto keepoursix childrenclean,
dressed and fed. Only seven years
separated our oldest son, Tiger
from our youngest son, Greg, they
ranged in age from 10 to 4 years
old, and Annie used to drive them
to school in a red Volkswagen bug.
To us, they seemed like the happi-
est bunch of kids a couple could
ever hope for We imagined that
their childhoods would be slightly
more prosperous versions of our
own. And then came the Beatles
and the sixties.
Just four years later, when the
strains of "Penny Lane" and

Island Times

Tiger and Flip's Tomato Plant theitartlt
One winter morning when we "Strawberry Fields Forever" were
lived on Pensacola Beach I was blaring behind our sons' bedroom
awakened by an extremely imtat- door, Annie and I had settled our
ing noise coming from the room family into our dream home inGulf
where our four sons slept The Breeze And though the psyche-
volume was so loud it hurt my ears delic age was upon us, we were
and I burst into the boys' room to blissfully unaware of it.
see what wasgoing on Theexplo- Herb and Joyce Pfeiffer lived
sion of sound was coming from a two doors down from us. They
small radio and to my sons it ap- were raising six children of their
parently sounded likemusic. All of own, all boys.
them-eventhefouryearold-were It was about this time that
smiling and bouncing along to a Annie heard through the grape-
throbbing beat. "I wanna hold vine that Joyce Pfeiffer said that
your ha-a-a-and, I wanna hold your Annie was helping Tiger and Flip
hand." growmarijuana. Neither Annienor
"I Want to Hold Your Hand," I had ever heard the word and
hit the airwaves the day after Annie had to do some checking.
Christmas in 1963, in a very short When she learned what marijuana
time the Beatle's firstAmerican hit was she called Joyce on the phone
single seemed to be blaring con- and let her close friend know that
stantly from every radio within she was very upset with her gos-
hearing distance sip. Joyce told Annie she had not
Itwasawakeupcall, thefirst saidawordtoanyone The Pfeiffer
in a series of wake up calls that boys told her that Tiger and Flip
would baffle and challenge my had bragged to their friends that
generation for years to come. A their mother was taking care of
year later, Annie and I joined the their marijuana plants while they
kids in front of the TV to watch the were at school
Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show Annie told Joyce that she
At the time, I thought to myself was helping the boys grow tomato
that they had best stay clear of a plants fora school project, but that
few old Manne sergeants I knew was all. Annie had been very
Looking now at old reels of pleased with the opportunity to
the Beatles on television with their help her sons with a school project.
matching sport coats and skinny For some time she had taken care
ties, with their "long" hair barely of the small plants in the boys
reaching to theircollars, they look closet by turning on and off the
pretty innocent. Before long my lightandwateringaccordingtoher
sons were insisting on wearing son's directions. The plants were
their hair longer, and trying to get doing nicely.
them to a barber brought nothing Joyce told Annie that mari-
but argument. juana is very similarinappearance
Annie and I had grown up to tomato plants and that she had
during the Great Depression and better come over so they could
World War II, but those events take a good look. It did not take
were too recent to be labeled as long for the two to determine that
eras, theywerejustthenmmediate Annie was indeed taking good
past, and the era that lay before us care of the boys' marijuana.
"The Sixtes" withacapital "S" was [Tex Atkinson, book author and
somethmg wecouldnoteven have aviator, lived with his wife and chil-
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I have a favorite new tool.
It looks like a tiny crowbar,
actually it is a tiny crowbar.
It's called a Cat's Paw.
The other day my hus-
band, Ralph and I were ripping
out carpeting and the under-
lying staples that hold down
the foam pad. I was dreading
it. I have used needle nose
pliers in the past; not the tool
for the job. But the Cat's Paw
was the cat's meow It took it
no time to remove the staples.
Recently, Ralph and I
have been moving a lot of fur-
niture and construction mate-
rials. This takes muscle power.
But one of the best tools ever
invented was the dolly We
have used every type of dolly
known to mankind including
my new wagon.
My all time favorite tool is
my body. The other day Ralph
and I had two hours to empty a
six foot by twelve foot trailer
and return it to the rental com-
pany before closing time.
It was 98 degrees, and we
had lots of stairs to climb. In
addition to this, we had driven
200 miles round trip and of
course had initially loaded the
trailer at the other end. I told
Ralph we could make it and I
went into overdrive. I grabbed
everything I could carry and
ran to and from the trailer and
up and down the stairs He
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Lt. Montee Keeps Lines Open For Business

Special summer events Lt. Mo
such as the Fourth of July Chambermem
Fireworks and the Blue An- available to tl
gelsAir Show keep the depu- and appreciate
ties busy meeting as often as nity to serve.
three times a week to work on of 31 years a
plans, according to Lt. Gary County deputy
Montee, Officer in Charge of the beach intl
the Pensacola
Beach substation.
Speaking at
the general mem-
bership meeting of
the Beach Chamber
of Commerce on
June 26, Lt Montee
said, "You have a
unique situation
here. For a deputy,
it's close opera-
tions. We are deal-
ing with a variety of Lt. Gary Montee
issues all the time,

including patrolling the
Beach, underage drinking,
and noise complaints, among

ntee assured
bers that he was
hem at all times
ed the opportu-
He is a veteran
is an Escambia
y and served on
he seventies and
Lee, general
manager ofthe
Santa Rosa Is-
land Authority
brought the
members up to
date on SRIA
activity He
noted that the
bridge pass
operation will
be returned to
the SRIA of-

fice, in order to facilitate traf-
fic flow atthe Toll Gate Buck
said the four landing of Via de
Luna should be complete by

No Vacation For Beach

School Board Members

It's summertime and the
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School students are enjoying a
two month break.
But the members of the
School's Board soldier on keep-
ing track of finances and all the
needs of the Charter school. The
members at their June 25 meet-
ing, accepted the new budget
which was prepared by Patrick
Lanza, treasurer The budget is
based on 116 students attending
the school. Lanza's budget report
stated that school finances were
in good condition with the school
sign, hurricane shutters, and aw-
ning side curtains all paid for.
Todd McCurdy, president,
remmdedmembers that the dona-
tionsto the Partners-In-Education
program are now due The pro-
gram ends July 31, and $70,000
of the $118,000 goal have been
Jeff Castleberry, in his
principal's report said that the
school has ordered volleyball
equipment to be installed at
CowleyPark Renovations to the
park will be complete before
school starts.
Castleberry presented his
list of teachers and staff for ap-
proval, including teachers Jenni-
fer Neal, Sandee Bredesen,
Debbie Campanella, Joy
McLaurine, Susan McLeod, and

Margie Pitts in grades kindergar-
ten through fifth
Others were Ginny Baynes,
physical education, Pam Speer,
library, Monika Spnnger, technol-
ogy, Kyle Merk, speech, Jennifer
McGee, office manager, and
Bruce Mays, bus driver
Currently, Castleberry is
conducting interviews for part
time positions for Spanish, mu-
sic and art teachers
The Board approved the
slate of teachers and voted to ap-
prove Castleberry's contract for
the coming year
The Board meets next at the
school on Monday, July 30 at 6
pm Themeetings are opentothe

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Labor Day, and the Hilton
Towers project is coming
along. After completion, it
will add ninety rooms to the
hotel room inventory
Chamber President Jeff
Elbert conducted the meeting
and congratulated the mem-
bers on the work they have
done so far on the several
projects with Kaboom at the
top of the list. He also men-
tioned the Ft. Pickens ferry
service, Harry Gowens Park
naming, new computer at the
VIC, a TDC grant application
and the pedestrian crossing
signs returned to Via de Luna,
tax seminar, Blue Angels Me-
morial shirt, and the "Season
your holidays" promotion
"I am very proud of this
group," he said. "Stay in-
volved The momentum is
gaining "
The twenty-two mem-
,-:ri :r.:. II m. in i-

at the Business Roundtable
All businesses report in-
creases this summer
As Buck Lee said to the
group, "We should have a

great summer. I am hoping Inn. Business After Hours will
that the storms will stay away be the same day at the Board-
once again." walk Cafe at 5:30 p.m.
The next membership For information on the
meeting will be Tuesday, July Chamber, call Sandy Johnston,
31, at 8.30 a.m. at the Comfort executive director at 932-1500.

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Island Times


SRIA Approves Funding For Dune Vegetation
Members ofthe Santa Rosa The discussion of this re- ing. "Escambia County owns thisI _
Island Authority met their new quest along with the SRIA hotel property,andwearejusttheland- STANLEY STEEMER.
board member, Ed Guernsey, at a policy sent to the County pro- lords," he said. im V -8 Powered
special meeting on June 27. duced several opposing thoughts The request for the pro- st Steam Clean
Guernsey was appointed by Com- from SRIA Board members, posed change in the Land Devel- Process
missioner Gene Valentine to re- "There is no reason we opment Code will come before LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.
place Kelly Robertson who was should be at odds with the BCC," the County's Planning Board at Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
removed by Valentino. Fred Gant said. "Ourjob is to en- theirAugust 13 meeting. Aa an nal Til ro
The special board meeting chance the island, increase the rev- The parking garage pro- Area and Oriental s Boats & Irio r
took up the matter of the enue which is consis- posal came up for discussion and Marble, Vinyl & Hardwood Cars, Boats RV interiors
second phuce of the tent with the goals of members agreed that a parking 932-7670 934-1913
Dune Vezo ....... i i-.. the county. We need to garage was needed, but they have Don't
The Boar,] i.... Il. II., have a shared vision not yet decided where to put it or forgeUV l_ 434-6277 438-7559
bid of $ I *ii. '...... withthe county. We are determined what it should look -
tedby E'n L ii "'.. L m. all from Escambia like. ThisitemwillgototheFull !I-

1 tro p onginal ris . .
1999. S.. .1 I' ":
grass anl I n -. I.
planted as part of the on-
going project.
The Board ap- Ed G
proved Buck Lee's re-
quest which will allow himto con-
duct consulting work during his
off hours from his position as
General Manager of the SRIA>
Tammy Bohannon was
elected secretary-treasurer of the
Board at the close of the special
meeting and Fred Gant will serve
as acting secretary-treasurer The
committee meetings followed.
The Administrative Com-
mittee revealed that the Deputy
County Attorney, Allison Perdue
Rogers had requested a change to
Article 13 of the Land Develop-
ment Code whichwould strike the
sentence, "Nothing in this section
shall be construed to prohibit such
leases from containing more re-
triltive nrnvi6ions "

Campanella, on the
other hand said evely-
thing the SRIA board
would do then would
iernsey just be a suggestion.
"All of the sud-
den we have a power shift. The
county no longer recognizes our
policies?" he asked. "This board
was granted the power to work to
further the betterment of this is-
land by the State of Florida. The
SRIA has always done what is
best of the Island. We are empow-
ered to do this."
Board Chairman Vernon
Prather said his Commissioner,
Kevin White, had no problem
with the word "policy" and that
Commissioner Grover Robinson
was working on this issue.
John Peacock said the
County has recognized that the Is-
land is the crown jewel of
Escambia County and especially
now that the Etaltr i elttinO fiund-

Thomas Campanella was
placed in charge of seeing that the
contractor cleans the area com-
pletely after finishing the Via de
Luna roadway.
A request for additional

. jil.ill ..I I. . I I i l .l.'. J
back in committee, pending the
receipt of the Krewe of Wrecks
parade budget.
Nita Omley, Manager of
Finance, brought good news to
the Board when she said rev-
enues are up from the amount
budgeted last year. She said,
however, the contingency fund
needs to be increased. Ivan cost
the SRIA about 1.3 million dol-
lars which came from the Con-
tingency Fund. The fund now
has a total of $211,000.
The full board meeting
was Wednesday, July 11.
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Point Visions and Design Pro-
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Island Times

July 18, 2007

State Representative Lays It All Out E -

Murzin: Taxes Are Coming to Pensacola Beach

State Representative
Dave Murzin told the members
of the Pensacola Beach Resi-
dents and Leaseholders Asso-
ciation that ad valorem taxation
is inevitable. Speaking at their
meeting July 9, he said, "I am
not an attorney, but I think it is
only a matter of time before
there are property taxes on
Pensacola Beach. The prece-
dent which was established in
Santa Rosa County in the law-
suit points to taxation for
Pensacola Beach residents."
Murzin then said he un-
derstood that Pensacola Beach
residents might be interested in
"The first thing that has to
happen for incorporation is that
you must complete a feasibility
study and present it to the
Northwest Florida Legislative
delegation. That's incumbent on
you. Then a local bill must be
introduced into the Legislature.
That one is on your delegation,"
he said.
The Florida statute which
governs incorporation contains
certain items needed to incor-
porate including a population of
5000 the area must be located

at least two miles from any other Murzin what the City of
city, and the area must be com- Pensacola Beach's liability would
pact and con- be in case another
tiguous and massive storm hit
amenable to its the Island
own govern- Murzin re-
ment. plied that the cost
"Of of clean up is
course, you shared by federal,
must create a state, and local
charter which government and it
willsetuphow would cost the
you will be City of Pensacola
governed and Beach anywhere
taxed. The fea- from five to twelve
sibility study and a half percent
must be pre- of the total cost.
sented to the Looking to
Legislature at the future, Dave
least 90 days said, "I think taxes
before the 'l are coming. You
March 1 ses- could conceivably
sion," Murzin 1 incorporate and
added, tax yourselves a
PBRLA State Representative Dave little moretohave
PresidentTona Murzin speaks to the PBRLA yourowncity."
deMers, asked members at their July 9 meet- ThePBRLA
Murzin about ing at Pensacola Beach Com- ets at 6
Murn about munity Church. meets at6p.. on
the necessity the second Mon-
ofhavingallcountycommission- day of each month at the
ers agree to allow incorporation. Pensacola Beach Community
He said he would prefer a major- Church. Memberships are avail-
ity vote, not a unanimous vote. able. For informationcallTona at
Resident Jeff Taggert asked 932-2190

Club Members Optimistic About
The Pensacola Beach Op- cal heroes and their families.
timists Club members bagged tips "We are a small club in a
and groceries last month to fund very caring community, and all of
the upcoming Police, Fire Fight- us are extremely grateful to
ers, and Park Rangers Apprecia- Scott's willingness to serve as
tionDinner ScottNeal leader on this project,
and his fundraising ~so our club can pro-
team of Kathleen videanicethank-you-
Shelton, Sandi dinner onSeptember 4
Johnson, Sharon for these fine police,
Peirce, Skip Peirce, fire fighters and park
Jeff Castleberry and rangers who risk their
Maia Schafer are half- lives every day for our
way to their goal Scott Neal safety on the beach,"
amount after bagging said PBOC President,
groceries for tips at Joe Woodall.
Bruno's in Gulf Breeze June 23. Donationjars are located in
The Appreciation Dinner key beachbusinesses. Additional
will honor about one hundred lo- contributions (checks made pay-

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mist Club) to help fund this criti-
cal project can be mailed directly
to PBOC Treasurer, Dave
Sundstrom 1000 Ft. Pickens Rd.
F4, Pensacola beach, FL 32561.

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Julv 18. 2007

Island Times

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Lots For Sale

2 Ocean View Dr.
Gulf & Sound Views
MLS# 328414 $549,000
Lot 16 Calle Marbella
Sound Front.
Gated Community.
MLS# 326210 $799,000
Lot 17 Calle Marbella
Sound Front.
Gated Community.
MLS# 326254 $799,000
Lot 23 Calle Marbella
Across from Sound.
Gated Community.
MLS# 326212 $449,000
213 Panferio Dr.
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1301 Panferio Dr.
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Lot 35 Ensenada Marbella
Direct Gulf Views
Santa Rosa Villas Estates
MLS# 278391 $735,000
Lot 27 Seashore Dr.
Sound Front in Seashore
Village. Community Dock
MLS# 315079 $925,000
1754 Ensenada Seis
Gulf Front in Private Cul-de-Sac.
85 ft. of Gulf Frontage
MLS# 288030 $1,575,000
4 Soundside Dr. Lots
Sold individual or separate
MLS# 310300
8052 Sleepy Bay Blvd.
Bay Front Lot. 105 x 896
MLS# 296513 $248,900
9 Spinnaker Court
Soundside in Sailmaker Cove
adjacent to National Seashore
MLS# 317530 $599,000

Call Conna O'Donovan
Re/Max on the Coast
The Beach Specialist
cell 850-232-4001

Real Estale For Sale

Portofino Best 2 BR unit in
the complex. Unobstructed
views of the gulf, sound, and
westerly view of beach $675K.
Jeremy Johnson, Island Realty,

Pensacola Beach Townhome
3/2.5, just steps from the Gulf.
Great waterfront views from pa-
tio and balcony. As Is price
makes this a great investment
property. $395,000. Call Dennis
Remesch, Re/Max on the
Coast. 850-384-7607

FRONT: 3 bedroom townhome
w/4 slips & Gulf views, no flood-
ing walk to Gulf pier & Board-
walk $575,000 Call Grey Burge
@ Real Estate House

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.
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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

$2,050 per month, annual.
Furnished 2 bedroom unit at
Portofino. 1333 sf. Portofino is
BEDROOM SET 7 piece Solid one of the premier resorts on the
Wood Set, still in box. Retail
$3000. Sell $1095. Can deliver Gulf Coast. This unit has a spec-
850-418-2015 tacular view of the Intracoastal
Waterway. Enjoy fabulous sun-
sets from your balcony. Euro-
DINING ROOM SET NEW pean spa and lifestyle center
double pedestal table, w/leaf, 2 offers dining, poolside bar & grill,
arm, 4 side chairs, hutch & buf- incredible fitness center, heated
fet. Retail $4K. Must sell $1595. lagoon pools and hot tubs, 25
Can deliver. 850-418-5274 meter indoor heated pool, 5
rubico clay tennis courts. Golf-
ers can experience our water
GREAT PARADE VEHICLE taxi ride to Tiger Point Golf
Premier golf cart. Rarely used. Course. Portofino Adventures
Mint condition. 2005 EZ Go. offers kayaking, parasailing,
$2500. 748-0886 sailing, fishing trips. Jeremy
Johnson, Island Realty, 850-

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ahead -
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Help Wanted

NOW HIRING Pensacola Beach
Elementary School Teachers All
positions are part-time. PE; Art; Mu-
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Health & Beauty

There's an AVON LADY on the
beach! High quality beauty products
at great prices. Call Heather at 850-
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Yachts for Sale

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down. Salon, wet bar up. Office,
stateroom, head with shower down.
Shaded deck. $95,000. OBO. Jerry
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Island Times

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