Title: Island times
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Place of Publication: Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Publication Date: August 15, 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
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No tears or fears for these five-year-olds. They think Kindergarten is cool. Monday, August 20 will be the first day of classes at Pensacola Beach
Elementary School. Looking forward to hearing the school bell ring are kindergarten students (seated, L to R): Toler Keigley, Kyla Homewood, Kristen
Goodroe and Matthew McCurdy. Jennifer Neal, standing, is the energetic kindergarten teacher. More on this, see Page 2.

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New, Exciting School Days Await This Year's Sandpipers

The carefree days of summer
are over so the Pensacola Beach
Elementary School Sandpipers
will put on their sandals, pickup
their backpacks, and head back
to classes on August 20.
The school, which is ranked
among the academically elite in
the State of Florida, will offer a
number of innovations this year.
Anew concept will be the of
changing classes in grades three,
four and five for writing, math
and science. This program willbe
a replica of middle school where
the students change classes for
each subject
SusanMcLeod, fourth grade

AUG 20 First day of School
SEP 3 Labor Day
OCT 22 Planning Day
NOV 12 Veteran's Day
NOV 19-23 Fall BreaklThanksgiving
DEC 24-JAN 3 Christmas Break
JAN 18 Planning Day

Why doesn't the fat lady
sing? Because it's not over, until
its over. The Santa Rosa Island
Authority, at their full board
meeting on August 8, voted
against the adoption of the
county's new hotel definition or-
dinance. The measure lost by a
vote of three to three with
Tammy Bohannon, Dr Thomas
Campanella, and VernonPrather,
against. Voting for were John
Peacock, Fred Gant, and Ed
Members of the Board are
still seeking answers to questions
before theymake a final decision
"I am not ready to adopt this
ordinance tonight," Board chair-
manPrather said "Thatdoesnot
meanI don't agree with it. There
are just certain items which need
to be addressed such as how the
726 rooms of unlimited square
footage will be distributed. Also,
on what date does this become
effective? We still have some
work to be done on our part."
The County Commissionhas
directed the SRIA to bring their
hotel ordinance definition docu-
ment into compliance with the

teacher said, "The students and
staff had set high goals in their
School Improvement Plan and
had successfully achieved many
of the goals."
The students in the upper
three grades will have the oppor-
tunity to be taught by different
faculty members Susan McLeod
will teach writing Margie Pitts
will instruct math classes and Joy
McLaurine, science
"We will plan individual
strategies to help each student
improve," McLeod said
Not only will these young-
sters receive special classroom
attention in three subjects, they

County ordinance The item has
been returned to the Committee
meeting, August 22
The Board welcomed Ed
Schroeder of the Pensacola Visi-
tors Center who gave an over-
view of the tourist industry in
Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and
Perdido Key. He said Pensacola
Beach has a 30 percent market
share of the lodging sales when
compared to the other two areas.
The beach's lodging revenues
were $22,585,775 from October
2006 through June of this year.
"This is an increase of 46
percent over the last year," he
said "So far, all the numbers have
been through the roof and we
expect July will be the same. It
has been an incredible year "
John Peacock asked
Schroeder what people do when
it's a crummy day on the Beach.
"I know they don't go to
Pensacola," he said "There is
nothing to do there Do they go
shop in Destin? How do we
gather and use that kind of data?"
Schroederreplied that he had
not researched that
Prather commented that

will also have mastered the fun-
damentals of going to different
classrooms, so they should be
well prepared for middle school.
As of this date, Principal Jeff
Castleberry and his staff will
welcome at least 119 students
who have enrolled. Class sizes
are kindergarten, 12; first grade,
23, second grade, 21; third grade,
18, fourth grade, 23, and fifth
grade, 21 A few of the class-
rooms exceedthe state's class size
The kids won't be the only
ones going to class this week.
Parent Orientationwill be tomor-
row night, August 16, from 6 to

7p.m Parents will report to their
child's classroom to meet the
teacher and hear a brief presen-
tation Teachers will hand out
forms and information packets
and provide any help necessary
The parents will be allowed to
bring their child's school sup-
plies, but not kids. This is a "par-
ents only" meeting.
Another "first" for the school
will take place when Principal
Jeff Castleberry extends an nvi-
tation to First Lady Laura Bush
to the ribbon cutting at the
school's library Linda Dempsey,
grant writer, announced that
Laura Bush, through her Foun-

JAN 21 Martin Luther King's Birthday
FEB 18 President's Day
MAR 21 Good Friday
MAR 31-APR 4 Spring Break
APR 7 Planning Day
MAY 26 Memorial Day
JUN 5 Last Day of School

there are no crummy beach days.
"There may be days with less
than optimal weather," he said
Ashley Chisholm, represent-
ing E W Bullock, the SRIA's ad-
vertising agency, told the Board
how much publicity the firm has
generated for the Beach
"Five million dollars in ad-
vertising equivalency has been
generated through our public re-
lationship efforts," she said She
recapped all the newspapers,
magazines and television pro-
grams which have featured the
beautiful beaches.
Sandy Johnston, manager of
the Visitor's Information Center,
agreed, adding a report of a
record breaking number of visi-
tors, 5611, who came to the VIC
in July 2007, over 4791 last July.
"We continue to have inter-
esting requests from around the
globe," Sandy said. "We even had
one from Bangladesh "
Residents andvisitors will be
able to drive on Viade Lunawith-
out any detours on October 10
according to a report from Dave
Hemphill, Baskerville Donovan

Engineers After that date the
contractor will have 30 days to
remove all construction debris
adjacent to the roadway.
The cost of the road widen-
ing project was 22 million dol-
And, finally, if you are out
onthe town and wantto do some-
thing special for your date, you
can buy a flower in beach bars
Shawndy Hicks of the Rose
Petaler, was granted permission
to sell flowers to patrons
The next m meeting will be the
committee meetings on August
22, at 5 p m m the SRIA office
at 1 Via de Luna. The meetings
are open to the public.

dation, donated $25,000 to the
library which resulted in an ad-
ditional 2600 books on the
shelves. Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School is a charter
school which receives no money
from Escambia County. When the
County announced that it would
be closing the Beach School, par-
ents launched a campaignto form
a charter, and after much hard
work, achieved the goal. The en-
tire community has been in-
volved in the success of the char-
ter school with the Pensacola
Beach Optimists leadingthe way,
donating thousands of dollars
every year from a school
School parents raise funds
through the sale of sea oats and
the Fall Festival And the Part-
ners-In-Education program
brings in significant contributions
each year The school, its dedi-
cated principal and teachers, and
the high marks the children get
on the FCAT, are a great source
of price to Beach residents.
Starting this year, the school
will become the hub of an arts
program, initiated by Liz Niven,
the new art teacher
"We will be starting an
evening Art Workshop Program,"
Liz said. "There will be classes
for adults and children in mosa-
ics, pottery, and print making "
Liz commented on her new
career, "I just found out that I
am to be the new art teacher at
the Beach School, so I am very
excited and proud. What a
beautiful location, and what an
energy packed place to work "
Other Beach School teach-
ers include kindergarten Jenni-
fer Neal, first grade Sandee
Bredesen, and second grade
Debbie Campanella.
So, when school opens this
year, the students will have a 11-
brary loaded with new books,
new teachers loaded with ideas
to improve their school days,
and the never ending fun of at-
tending a school about a half a
block away from the Gulf of

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Beach School Goes On Vacation
Pensacola Beach Elementary School students have a lot to lookforwardto this year, including a number of
holidays and breaks. Following is the schedule:

Board Members' Questions Delay Final

Vote on Hotel Definition Ordinance


Island Times

August 15, 2007

sland Times PAGE 3

Barefoot on the Beach

It's football season and to
many fans around the Beach it's
"Who Dat" time. It's time to see if
theirbeloved New Orleans Saints
are for real. Can they repeat or
even exceed their last year's tri-
umphant season, when they won
the NFC South Division, won
their playoffgames rightup to the
NFC Championships where they
were defeated by the Chicago
Bears, one game away from the
Super Bowl? Coach Sean Payton
has literally buried last year's
record. This is a whole new year,
he says, and a time to begin climb-
ing the mountain all over again.
Right now the Saints are 0
and 2, losing to the Steelers and
the Bills. But, what the heck, it's
only preseason.
The Saints are owned by
Tom Benson, but around our
town, they belong to us. To Bobby
Draper, Wendy Brandon, Doug
and Darla Permenter; to Paddy
Blake and Andrea Brunt while
they were alive. And to Mousie.
Do you remember Mousie?
She is the artist from New Orleans
who lived a week or so outside
Bobby D's Saints Bar in a home-
made contraption which looked
like a covered wagon. Back in
those days, she made her way by
drawing delightful caricatures of
Beach people, mostly patrons of
Bobby D's. During the time
Mousie was Bobby D's resident
artist, the team played a pre-
season game in London, so we
had a Saints-In-London party.
One of the games was decorat-
ing an umbrella, so all the

Saints fans went off and bought
umbrellas which they lavishly
covered with paint and glitter But
no one could match Mousie's
entry She had made an umbrella
from palm fronds and a broom-
stick, painted it all gold and cre-
ated Saints designs with rhine-
stones. She easily won the $25
prize which she accepted grace-
fully. Today, Mousie is an artist
of renown Her paintings were
shown locally at Barbella's Gal-
lery inPensacola. I don't have one
of her paintings, but I have the
original sketch she drew of
Bobby and Lana which I hold in
high regard because she loved
them and the Saints
No matter how many years
the Saints fans ended the season
in disappointment, they never
gave up. They gathered every
Sunday bringing their pots of
gumbo to Bobby D's, and most
of the time their gumbo was the
best part of the celebration. After
New Orleans played their final
game, each year, Paddy Blake
would remark "Well, there's al-
ways next year." And now a new
era has arrived. The Saints are
winning. Bobby D's Beach Bars
One and Two are just memories,
and the fans are dispersed
around the island, so the Who
Dat headquarters is a thing of the
past. However, the many Saints
fans are still cheering in little pock-
ets all over the Beach.
I am about to stick my neck
out. I am going to make a predic-
tion forthe Saints this year as they
go marching onto the field, tak-

ing on the most elite oftheir peers
(The first regular season game is
against the Indianapolis Colts,
last year's Super Bowl winners.
That's awesome competition!)
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season games, the NFC South
division, the NFC Championships
and the SuperBowl. It's their year.
If this scenario does not play
out this way, don't come to me
and say, "I told you so." You
won't have to tell me. I'll already

J _-J
know I blew it.
I will be that Saints fan sit-
ting alone inan empty 80,000 seat
dome. I'll be hanging my head and
crying black and gold tears But,
I will also be saying, "There's al-
ways next year."

Come Honor Mr. Harry At Memorial Park Dedication
Harry Gowens loved hav- them by the Beach's Savannah music geared toward the ages and
ing fun. He would go out of his Green, a student at Gulf Breeze tastes of elementary-school aged
way to think up jokes and Middle School children
pranks and take childlike glee A ribbon cutting will take "This is a great community
in kidding and fooling his place at the Via eventforfamilies,"
friends. It is only appropriate de Luna en- Elbert said. "And,
then, that the children's play- trance to the it's a perfectwayto
ground on Via de Luna will be park andthe Ice honorMr Harry."
dedicated in his memory on Fri- Pilots' Ice Man The Chamber
day, August 24. The dedication will then arrive .. expects a number
of the playground which will riding on the ofdignitariesfrom
now be officially named the Beachfiretuck, the Legislative del-
Harry Gowens Memorial park escorted by the / egation, County
willbe from 5:30 to6:30 p.m. Escambia , Commission and
"Mr Harry left the children County depu- the Santa Rosa Is-
on Pensacola Beach an incred- ties. land Authority to
ible legacy," Jeff Elbert, presi- "TheCham- attend. Harry's
dent of the Pensacola Beach ber has plans to daughter, Joanne
Chamber of Commerce said. improve the Faddis and son,
"The Chamber is proud to honor park and to add Harry Gowens Glen Gowens, will
him with this park." new, colorful be at the dedica-
Harry, who founded playground equipment," Elbert tion.
Pensacola Beach Elementary said. Chamber members who have
School, passed away in Janu- Each child who attends the organized the program are Sean
ary, a year ago. dedication will receive a beach Rogan, Nora Jones, Jeff Elbert,
The ceremony will begin ball provided by Beach Ball Re- Marta Ray, Shelley Johnson and
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Mary Owens, owner of the
Olive Drop, left the Beach July 27
to attend the Faith Hill and Tim
McGraw concert in Biloxi. She
promised to share herexcitement
over the concert on her return to
the Beach.
Jenna Bredesen, Beach
School graduate, is now a gradu-
ate of Florida State University.
Her mom, Sandee and dad, Mike
along with brother Hunter, all at-
tended the ceremony in Tallahas-
see, August 4. Jenna spent the
last month of her college career
in Paris, France where she was
immersed in the French culture
and language. Jenna is a former
queen of the Krewe of Kids. As
she goes out into the world, her
brother Hunter will start his col-
legiate career this fall.
Does a yard full of vultures
and a handful of granite head-
stones have any meaning? Dan
Green's neighbors think the dis-
play marked Dan's fiftieth birth-
day. He's not talking.
Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club's lady sailors finished in the
top three in Race for the Roses,
August 4. Ellen Hunt skippering
ReachAround, placed third inthe
Spinnaker/Class B; Julie
Connerley, placed third in the

Spinnaker Class D aboard the
Coquina. SusanNewkirkwas sec-
ond in the One Design Class.
Former Beach resident Shelly
Geier will report to Catholic High
on the first day of school as a
teaching assistant in the Adap-
tive Learning Department.
Shelly's children, Peter, Crissi and
Erika graduated from Catholic
Mario Roberts spends al-
most everyday working at his
business, Island Style on
Pensacola Beach and Navarre.
So, he celebrated his birthday on
July 28 by doing absolutely noth-
Delores and Lock Wernett
are moving from Gulf Breeze to
Montgomery, Alabama. Accord-
ing to Judy L'Oignon, a job pro-
motion has the couple relocating
from their longtime home.
Gwen Gibson and Carrie
Monaghan have returned after
spending a weekend in Seattle
visiting Carrie's son. CJ and his
wife Jessica, and baby Lilliana
who celebrated her first birthday,
July 11. This was the first time
Carrie has seen her granddaugh-
Former SRIA board member
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neighbors had happy birthday
wishes for him all day long.
The Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club welcomed four new skippers
inAugust. Laurie Jones and Wil-
liam Proctor, both from Pensacola,
and John and Patricia Magee from
Les Solymossy braved the
heat and the uphill of the beach
bridge to finish the Bushwacker
5K in fine form. His time was
30:23. SRIA staffer Melody Bol-
ster completed the run in 36 min-
utes to finish ahead of 17 women
in her age group.
The Mystic Krewe of
Nereids swam, lounged, lingered
and dipped into Sharon Mattair's
pool at their annual Splash Party
last week. Ella Hess provided
plenty of margaritas to keep the
group of mermaids refreshed.
Jan and Steve Sutton kept in
touch with Beach happenings by
reading Island Times while they
lived in Illinois. Jan called to say
they have moved back, but still
are avid fans.

The correct answer to the
last trivia arrived in time to pro-
duce a winner in spite of going
originally to the wrong email ad-
dress. Jan Christian, Realtor, sent
the following answer to this ques-
tion, "A few years ago there were
two fire chiefs who served
PensacolaBeach. The first chiefs
name ended in "elli" and the sec-
ond one ended in "ski." Can you
name them, first and last names?"
The correct answer was John
Savelli and Rick Ruminski. So, Jan
answered as if she were playing
Jeopardy. "Who are John Savelli
and Rick Ruminski?" That was
acceptable except she emailed her
answer to her company, Island
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the Island Times email address
and was still the first one to an-
swer correctly. Jan is the winner
of the t-shirt.
You, too, can be the owner
of a new t-shirt if you are the first
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SRIA Requests Proposals For Parking Garage Development

The construction of a park-
ing garage in one of three pro-
posed locations on Pensacola
Beach drew the attention ofmem-
bers of the Santa Rosa Island
Authority board at their vision-
ing workshop August 7.
In response to the SRIA's
request, Dave Hemphill,
Baskerville-Donovan engineer,
reviewedprevious bids to build a
parking garage and also pre-
sented inform ation on the present
garage concept.
At the conclusion of his pre-
sentation, Hemphill told the Au-

The next to last meeting of
the budget workshop followed
the regular Santa Rosa Island
Authority Board meeting onAu-
gust 8. The following items were
> Expected revenue for 2007
will be $5.5millhon
> Consideration fees should
be earmarked in non-operating
>Lease fees should fund the
operations of the island
SEstimates that the SRIA
budget could grow to $10 million
in the next 5 or more years
> Regarding future hurri-
canes "A reserve fund is not a
luxury, it is a necessity" Fred
Gant, board member
> Employees will be receiv-
ing a Cost of Living increase of
approximately 2% and depart-
ment managers will also be award-

thority, "This parking garage dis-
cussion is, inmy opinion, putting
the cart before the horse This
discussion should be part of a
visioning process that should in-
clude studies of parking demand,
why there are parking needs, and
what return the SRIA would get
in this development A needs
analysis plus a returns and cost
analysis need to be completed
first. Otherwise the cart and the
horse are out of sync."
After the recommendation
by Hemphill, the Board contmued
to pursue the possibility ofa park-

ing merit increases in varying
amounts to employees approved
by the general manager
> A question arose regard-
ing the last time the SRIA board
got an increase in their stipend
which stumpedNita Omley, SRIA
finance department manager. She
did note that the Legislature has
to approve an increase. John Pea-
cock does not think the board
should be paid and donates his
stipend to ARC.
VeronPrather, Board Chair-
man, said that considering what
the Island has been through with
Hurricane Ivan that everything
was in pretty good shape.
The final budget workshop
will be immediately after the corn -
mittee meetings on August 22.
The SRIA budget will go to
Escambia County for approval on
September 1.

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ing garage at the site of the
Visitor's Information Center, at
Casino Beach or at the site of the
SRIA office.
Each Board member voiced
his opinion on the parking ga-
Dr Thomas Campanella
pointed out that the Beach is
owned by the public "We have
uniqueness," he said. "When do
we reach capacity and have too
much traffic and congestion?"
Thomas saidthe SRIAcould
not give land to a developer to
build a garage. He reminded the
Board that they cannot give
Beach land away because it does
not belong to them.
John Peacock suggested the
Beach needs to improve. "Gulf
Shores, Orange Beach, and Bay
Towne have so much," he said
"I would like to see us act like a
real city There are some really
smart guys out there who know
how to do these things."
He saidhe didnotknow how
to finance a parking garage and
suggested that taking a toll to $2
might be a solution."
After discussing the idea of
giving the developers land,
Tammy Bohannon said the SRIA
office should not be located on

waterfront property She liked the
idea ofbuildmg the garage in the
VIC area
Fred Gant also felt that the
SRIA should not give property
away. "I do like the concept of a
multi-use garage, retail, office
space structure," he said. "We do
need our own vision and cannot
emulate our neighbors to the east
and west"
Ed Guernsey gave a three
point opinion including (1) the
r'rl'-irne ir"'3 -h. lld be i rll

property is too valuable to be
used as an office and should be
developed to the highest and
best use, and (3) a plan should
be prepared which would be at-
tractive to investors that would
include the SRIA giving land in
exchange for office space on the
upper floors
Vemon Prather, Board chair-
man, noted that the parking ga-
rage would have financial consid-
erations and capacity analysis
that would have to be considered
BuckLee, SRIAgeneralman-
ager, offered a complete plan for
financing the garage. "The ga-
rage could be built at Casino
Beach with Local Option Sales
Tax money," he said. "The SRIA

could ask the County to pro-
vide the entire amount needed
with the promise of a certain
amount to be paid by the Au-
thority at a later date. The ga-
rage would contain an SRIA of-
fice, retail shops and a restau-
rant. The lease revenue would
provide monies for security and
maintenance ThepresentSRIA
property would be sold, and the
sale would generate the revenue
needs to repay the County's
Members agreed on one
constant for the garage. There
would be no charge for parking
Adrian Lovell, CoastalPark-
ing, Inc. was invited to add his
"Parking would have to be
free to the public," he said. "Per-
haps, the Board should con-
sider a parking garage at Casino
Beach with a pedestrian bridge
to Portofino Boardwalk."
The Board finally tasked
Hemphill to develop a Request
For Proposals to include con-
struction of a parking garage lo-
cated at the SRIA office site,
VIC, Quietwater or Casino
Beach. The Board will review
the RFP at the September 26
committee meetings.

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Island Times


Back to school, already? It
can'tbe. It feels like the summer
only began a few weeks ago.
Okay, I'm sure it feels longer than
that to Moms, but grandparents
need more time We are older,
slower, time is literally flying by
and we haven't yet done all the
things we planned for the sum-
mer. I guess there's always next
summer, although we're stillwait-
ing for the first water elon from
our garden. I use the term "gar-
den" very loosely, but we do have
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reach maturity soon, like this
year! If not, it will still be con-
sumed even if we have to use
Sissy's Barbie tea set to do so.
We'll each have a teeny, tiny slice
and enjoy it immensely, then de-
clare our first summer garden a
raving success We do know how
to enjoy life on this Island no
matter what it brings us each day.
Is anyone surprised by the
reduction in hurricane predic-
tions for this season? If so, then
you obviously don't know our
Queen Shugah, Paulette Provost
Stop your grumbling she is the
Wooly Booger Queen and has
promised "No Hurricanes" for the
secondyearin a row! Remember
I mentioned her "No Hurricane"
rituals and ceremonies? Well,
they are, for the most part, con-
ducted with total privacy and se-
crecy, as well they should be!
The meteorologists can
blame warmer Atlantic surface
temperatures andAfrican sand all
they want, I know the truth and
my money's on our own Queen
Shugah! What isi iththhisAfri-
can sand, anyway? (Our own
weatherman, the late LesAnder-
son could probably have ex-
plained it to me, maybe.)
Keep your ears open for
some Wooly Booger surprises this
year Queen Shugah has worked
very hard for two years and she
may be ready for her next adven-
ture, soon.
Paulette, Charlotte Spencer
and I enjoyed a very interesting
and beautiful sunset on the gor-
geous deck at the new Elk's
Lodge. We had gone there to
meet Sherri and George Greene,
who happened to be visiting.
Well, of course, we missed
George and Sherri since they left
beforewearrived So.wedecided

to have our cocktails on the deck
and watch the sun set Actually,
that was Charlotte's idea since I
was trying to steer her and
Paulette to the Sandshaker for the
Junkanoo's "Mardi Gras m July"
party (to which we had promised
to make anappearance). So,there
I sat looking like a "one person
Mardi Gras Parade" if you say
Mardi Gras to me, I put on some
shiny stuff!
Well, we're watching this
amazing sunset, you know where
the sky is brilliant everywhere
you look and suddenly we real-
ize the cloud formation above
and surrounding the sun is
shaped exactly like elk antlers I'm
not kidding!
I screamed, "Look at the sun
- it's wearing elk antlers! "
And Paulette laughed, "So,
that's where they went "
It seems we had solved the
mystery of the "de-horned elk"
episode We had a wonderful
laugh as we imagined the paran-
ormal activities of our departed
friends, Deb Shaw and Glenda
No, we haven't lost our
minds and, yes, martiis were in-
volved. But, it felt wonderful to
picture the incredible smiles on
Glenda and Deb's beautiful faces
and hear the ring of their laughter
m our ears once more I'm sure
they followed us to the
You may have noticed that I
haven't mentioned cooking even
once. That's because it is not only
too hot to cook, it is too hot to
even think ofcooking (Notcom-
plainmg, just stating facts) You
may workup a sweatjust reading
a recipe. So, my friends (here and
the other side) and for the chil-
dren dreaming summer dreams as
you go back to school, this one's
for you.
Sidewalk Eggs
2 large eggs
1 August sidewalk/driveway/
Carefully carry eggs to the
nearest 'hot spot'. Then, gently
crack each egg and place iton the
spot If egg is hard-fried in less
than 2 minutes, go to the closest
air-conditioned restaurant or re-
turn inside and order delivery!
It'sbeenagreat summer and,
always remember, "Work is the
curse of the drinking classes!"

Beach sisters, friends and family gathered to shower Deanna Lambert Moore with baby
gifts galore, August 4 at Dee Riley's Gulf Breeze home Kathi Lewis,let, created and
bestowed the traditional Sisters ofthe Beach good luck bonnet on Deanna.

Maria's Fresb Seafoob Market

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Fresh from the boats daily
We can cold pack for travel or ship anywhere.
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While cork has remained the stopper of
choiceforwine bottles forcenturies, this
natural matenal has its limitations.To be-
ginwith, up to one in every dozen bottles
may be "corked" which means that a
leaky (or defective) cork has allowed
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many people find removingthe cork from
bottlesto be both challenging andtime-
consuming Various synthetic materials
have been developed as cork substi-
tutes, butair-leakage and off-taste have
remained problems. All this has led to
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may have been associated with nex-
pensive wines in the past, however, top-
quality wines are now also wearing
HINT: Some people argue that uncork-
ing a botte of wine contributes to the ro-
mance ofthe wine drinking experience.

The stigma of screw caps being used
with cheap wines is no longer any where
neartrue At Beach Wines and Liquors,
Inc. we have a selection ofquality wines
that utilize screw caps, which are not
only easy to open, but may help prevent
air-leaksinyour wine. Sostopbytoday
and browse our selection. If you find
yourself with a wine question, andwant
an answer from an expert call 850-932-

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When SRIA General Manager
Buck Lee discovered the historic

The monument
reads in part ... Site
of the Old Pensacola
Beach Casino,
1931-1972. Dedi-
cated as a recre-
ational area to the
public. SRIA, Dr.
Charles White,

marker for
the original
Beach Ca-
sino had
been en-
closed in
The Dock's
project, he
had it moved
to a more
suitable loca-
tion. The
monument is
now located
in the east-
ern land-
scaped area
at the
Gulfside Pa-
vilion. Also
located at the

Pavilion is a permanent plaque
honoring the Blue Angels.
The Miracle Strip Corvette
Club needs business sponsors for
its annual "Life's a Vette at the
Beach" Corvette Show Saturday,
September 29. The show will be
inthe Casino Parking Lot from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Hundreds of car
enthusiasts and even more
guests will hear the donors names
announced hourly. If you want to
donate a door prize, please con-
tact Rick Gordon at 850-492-7874.
Beach Realtor Trey
Manderson and his daughter,
Claudia, will compete in the
DisneyWorld Triathlon in Sep-
tember. Their goal is to raise $5000
for the Leukemia & Lymphoma
Green up the Island and
green up the school's budget
at the same time. Pensacola
Beach Elementary School has
kicked off their fall Sea Oat
Fundraiser. Orders may be
placed for $25 and up, to pur-
chase sea oats, the best native
plant for the beach, according
to Fran McCurdy. Fran has
dubbed herself "The Sea Oat
Lady" since her fundraising
idea has grown so rapidly.
"It's a win-win situation.
Good for the beach and good
for the kids," she said.
Supplies are limited. Orders
will be ready for pick up right af-
ter Labor Day. Call Fran McCurdy
at 501-4787 for more information.

Chamber Reports Beach Business Booming

Members Make Plans to Keep Fun Going

The Pensacola Beach Cham-
ber of Commerce members are
about to deliver a boatload of fun
and festivity over the next few
months as reported at their gen-
eral membership meeting on July
Nan Harper, chairman of the
Event Committee said plans are
almost complete for the
Chamber's dedication of the
Harry Gowens Memorial Park on
Via de Luna.
"This children's park will
honor the memory of Harry
Gowens, who founded the
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School," Nan said. "We want the
Beach Community to turn out for
this laid back ceremony,"
Nan then announced that her
committee is cooperating with
Bamboo Willie's on the presenta-
tion of the Anything That Floats
and Bathtub Races on September
2. The races are a fundraiser for
the Chamber. The event known
as the Jamaican Fest will begin
on August 31, and will feature a
fashion show by Island Style, a
kid's area, and lots of good bands,
according to Nora Jones of Bam-
boo Willie's.
Also, Nan announced the
names of the subcommittee who
will head the "Season Your Holi-
days with Island Spirit" celebra-
tion set for the month of Decem-
ber. Co-chairing are Marta Ray,
Pensacola Beach Resort and
Shelley Johnson, Island Times.
Others are Lila Cox, JLSC Proper-
ties, Chrissy Cook, Pensacola
Beach Woman's Club, Beverly
Boswell, Sandshaker Lounge,
Phyllis Shanks, Portofino, June
Guerra, Capt'n Funs and Paula

Sunshine Soliel, ERA Beach Ball
During the Roundtable dis-
cussion, all Beach businesses re-
ported a high volume summer.
Phyllis Shanks, Portofino, re-
ported that the resort was up to
eighty percent occupancy this
summer. She also said the resort
has a new general manager Randy
Bernard, new marketing manager
Lorraine Christian, and new food
and beverage manager, Richard
Sandy Johnston, executive
director, backed the members' re-
ports with figures on the number
of visitors at the Visitor's Infor-
mation Center.
Richard Butler, Toll Plaza man-
ager, confirmed the fact that the
beach was indeed busy, telling
the group of the increased num-
bers of cars during Blue Angels
weekend and on regular days. He
said there were 15,000 active tran-
sponders on cars this year.
The Chamber is planning to
purchase a generator to assist the
Escambia County Sheriffs De-
partment in powering the traffic
signal during power outages. Lt.
Gary Montee, Deputy-In-Charge
of the Pensacola Beach Sub Sta-
tion and Jeff Elbert, president of
the Chamber will make the ar-
rangements for this donation.
The next general membership
meeting will be Tuesday, August
28, at 8:30 a.m. at the Comfort Inn.
Business After Hours will be the
same day at 5:30 p.m. at Paddy
For more information onjoin-
ing the Chamber, call Sandy at the
Visitor's Information Center at

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ALL STAR BAND 8pm. "BeSt ffSHWaceer
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Paul Killough live on the deck every Sat. 2pm

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eclectic mix of merchants under one roof on Pensacola Beach has
come true. Geronimo's Outpost in the Via de Luna Shopping Center
plans to host as many as 60 local merchants and artists. The concept
creates a marketplace where shoppers can stroll through a myriad
of artwork, treasures, gifts, clothing and accessories and never
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By Dr. Chuck Randle
Pastor, Pensacola Beach Community Church

The summer has gone by
quite rapidly and here we are
getting ready for the beginning
of school once again. I hope
our teachers and administrators
and staff have had a restful and
healing time.
As I think of our teachers,
I am amazed and gratified again
and again for the expertise they
have in teaching, and for the
care and concern they have for
the children in their care. Of all
the teachers I had during el-
ementary and high school, only
one name continues to come to
mind easily -Mrs. Baker. I don't
know what made her different
from the others, but obviously,
she did whatever necessary to
make a lasting impression on
me. I do know she gave me the
basics of education that have
served me well throughout my
Teachers are artists as they
paint word pictures in the minds
of children and take them from
worlds surrounded with not
knowing and begin to develop

their minds so that they become
insatiable in their desire to
know more about their world.
My five-year-old great
grandson begins kindergarten
this year, and he wondered the
other day how the teacher
would teach him to read. Hav-
ing never been a teacher, nor
taken a methods course in
teaching, I could only say that
the teacher would help him learn
what letters form words, and
from there he would be able to
Teachers build on the work
of others as they develop
words, ideas, and concepts in
the minds of our children. Just
as a carpenter begins with the
foundation of a house, and
builds from that point, so
teachers continue the building
process of intellectual
achievements...a process that,
hopefully, will endure through-
out their lives.
I stand in awe of teachers
and I celebrate their dedication
and expertise.

Beach Woman's

Club Member Dies

in Gulf Breeze
Ina Hyer, former Beach resi-
dent passed away on Sunday,
August 5 at Gulf Breeze Hospital.
She is survived by daughters Ina
Dickinson and Linda Taylor
Murphy, GulfBreeze, CaroleAnne
Perkins, Vienna, VA and son,
Robert, Lillian, Alabama.
She is also survived by a
number of grandchildren and a
great granddaughter. Her grand-
daughter, Madison, is a former
beach resident and is a graduate
of Pensacola Beach Elementary
Ina, a native of Mississippi,
was a true Southern lady who was
a longtime member of the
Pensacola Beach Woman's Club.
Ina enjoyed social activities
on Pensacola Beach and rarely
missed a Mardi Gras party or pa-
She had several careers and
was employed in the Escambia
County Property Appraisers of-
fice for more than twenty years.
Ina was a member of St.
Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church in Gulf Breeze where ser-
vices were held August 11. The
family requests that in lieu offlow-
ers contributions be made to St.
Francis Church or the charity of
your choice.

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The lazy days of summer are slipping away, so Pensacola Beach
Community Church hosted an old-fashioned end of summer church
picnic complete with an inflatable slippery slide August 4. Allegra
Huelsman,7, from Cincinnati, Ohio, who was visiting relatives on
the beach, blasted across the slide dozens of times.

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French Chateau

circa 1860

This incredible silk valance is one of 16
pieces from a French Chateau, c 1860. The
embroidery is by hand and combines many meth-
ods of embroidery, shadow work, and cording to
make this beautiful panel. We actually lifted the
embroidery off the silk backing and made new
silk draperies for the client, over which we re-
embroidered the works tomeet modern day sizes
and colors to suit the client's wishes Another
example of impressive recycling'

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" After Sundown

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
Little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with its
own privatewhite sand beach. Pull up a rattan stood Cold beer Live
Music. Exotic Libations Frendlylocals 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 roof! Karaoke, Texas Hold'Em, Team
Tria, Pool, Vdeo games and more. Live Entertainment Seven nights
a week with live music on four stages every Fnday & Saturday night
Serving lunch and dinner, too! 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 p.m. until 2 30 on Sunday Ring 434-6211 or visit

The locals spot on Pensacola Beach Nightly drink spe-
cials. Very happy hour everyday until 7 pm 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 neath 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
Ahoy, Matey You've found a Pensacola Beach treasure Pi-
rates welcome Fresh Gulf seafood served in the galleyor outside
on the awning covered deck. Glassfront bar overlooks LaFitte Cove
All kinds of oysters Live lobster. Gumbo Dinner specials nightly
Sizeable sandwiches and burgers for Landlubbers Take home a t-
Lookforthe Jolly Rogersflying over the west end ofthe 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
for ThursdayWing Night Burgers. Seafood and Ribs. Kidsmenu
fortheJVplayers Fullbar Indooraroutdoorseating.Videosports
Centrally located on Via de Luna, just east of the main parking
lot and the traffic light Kick off at11 a.m seven days a week. 934-

It' s what you have been waiting for Classic Martinis,
exotic elixirs, shaken or stirred. Equal parts of elegant and beach
eclectic. Live music and lively patrons The famous Conner
Cagle makes guest appearances.
Located in the Soundside Market across from the Hilton
on Pensacola Beach Open everyday 932-7675.

Even a bragging Irishman can't dojustice to McGuire'swhere
the atmosphere is an authentic turn-of-the-century pub. McGuire's
has been named one ofAmerica's great steakhouses, and is world
famousforits culinary artistry Dollar bills on the walls, a moose to
kiss and employees who give a damnl 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 mcguiresirishpub com

The "World Famous Sandshaker"- a Pensacola Beach Tra-
dition since 1973 It's the Home of the Original Bushwacker and
has been selling this signature drinkfor over 30 years. The Shaker
was the 1st bar on the Beach to offer this tasty frozen concoc-
tion Live Music Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun Karaoke Tues, Fri. Tiki
Bar specials Fri-Sun Iguana Grill open Thurs-Sunday
Across from the Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach. Open
10am until3am 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. Fri- 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


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School Board Readies For New Year

Patrick Lanza, treasurer of the
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School Board, gave the members
a positive report at their July 30
"Our finances are in good
shape," Lanza said. "The budget
is based on an enrollment of 116
The Board approved the hir-
ing of LizNiven as the art teacher
and Sandy Patterson, who will
teach Spanish and also fill roles
as an office and teaching assis-
Susan McLeod, fourth grade
teacher, told the Board in her
teacher's report, that she has writ-
ten an instructional program for
teaching writing to elementary
students. She said her Sand Dol-

Seadog prepares "Herman
the Crab" for racing at Crab's We
Got 'Em on Saturday The cost
is $2 to sponsor a crab and the
proceeds are donated to the
Beach School. Herman and his
friends race Friday through
Sunday and Wednesday nights
Stop in and catch the
NASCRAB action

lar Writing Program has already
been purchased by Okaloosa
County Schools McLeod, also
hosted a day long seminar for area
teachers at the Hampton Inn on
the Beach on Friday, August 3.
"The Beach School and our
success is no longer a secret," she
said "I tell people all the time that
this is a great little school."
The Board approved the of-
fer of a poker tournament hosted
by TexasHold'Em 444 Fun, Para-
dise Bar and Grill and Island
Times The tourney will be the
first ever Celebration 444 Educa-
tion Tournament, Friday, October
5 at 7 p.m. at Paradise Grill.
The School Board will meet
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PAGE 14 Island Times Auqust 15.2007

'ATER RICKean' e water
readmn the water

shallows anywhere around the
Island and the crabs, too "Pier
Man" Trace Lewis says Little
Sabine behind the Bank of the
South is the hot spot for the Bull
I've seen a lot of bait in the
water when out in "The 4FUN"
on Santa Rosa Sound Just Fish
around the schools m about four

to six feet of water.
Man, look at the Mullet!
Mullet are everywhere in the sys-
tem Just get a small cast net and
have at it A fresh Mullet sand-
wich is hard to beat.
Well, hope ya'll are enjoy'
the pics
Do yourself a favor and go

Hi everyone and thanks 4
takm' the times to read IT. Let's
talk about fishing'
At the Gulf Pier, action has
been hot. If you can take the
heat, the Kings will show. If
you're watching' for them you
could have dinner and a freezer
full of leftovers
The Tarpon are cruising' the
hood and they will check out a
live Herring They are monsters,
so be ready
Spanish are feeding and
live bait, cigar minnows or cut
bait on ajig will produce fish.
Flounder have been caught
early in the m ornm' around the
shallow piles with Bull Min-
nows on the bottom with a slip
There are plenty of Blue
Crabs in the grass beds for
stuffing the Flounder You can
net the Bull Minnows in the

FIRST FISH ON A FLY Daniel Green caught this Redfish on a fly rod.
The Beach school student is a quick study according to his dad,


Sean Hearn from Milton shows Richard Livesay gets to be part of the hot fishing action everyday at
off his King Mackerel caught at the Gulf Pier where he is one of the Pier Gang. He shows off a catch
the Gulf Pier on August 2. pulled up last month on Pensacola Beach.

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Players Crown Champion, Prepare For Charity Tournament

Winning Beach poker play-
ers gather to crown a top player
attheirmonthly Champions Tour-
nament. Weekly winners and past
champions played at Paradise's
soundside tables, Friday, August
3. With a packed house and a
jammin' classic rock band, the
mysterious Waldo Defindorfin
defended his June championship
with a strong win over the pack.
Tommy Chavis was runner up
and did a great job of dealing at
table two.
Weekly action in Paradise
ncludedDr Glenn Burleson sur-
vving the madness on July 30 to
take home the t-shirt and the title.
Secondhand Fran Cox rode into
second place
David McGreal took a couple
of hard hits early on August 1 at
Paradise, but recovered towinhis

first TH4F tournament with Liz
Ives hangin' on to take second
with a big crowd watching Later
m the week infront of a full house
and three crowdedtables of play-
ers, Trey "Bad Boy" Weeks
waded through the final table
with some nice bluffing and the
right cards at the right time 2006
Champion Trace "All In" Lewis
was runner up.
The historic Islander
Lounge in downtown Pensacola
Beach hosted poker on July 28
when Tommy Chavis ran the table
and claimed the title and t-shirt.
Phil "Doctor Mulch" Tracy was
second for the second week in a
row A special thanks to Jeff
Lockwood for the help
Matt Reynolds made his first
appearance count at The Islander
onAugust4 with a nice win Fran

Dr. Glen Burleson shows off the "trip sixes" that put him at the
top of the weekly poker tourney at Paradise on July 30.

Cox managed to survive to claim
second place.
At Paddy O'Leary's Fran Cox
continued his streak this month
with excellentplay on July 29 and
a big win over a strong Sunday
night field. Larry Gers took sec-
On the last day of July
Redneck Anne Vinson took the
tournament with strong focus and
that Tennessee attitude Alicia
Townsend came close, but Anne
had the cards.
The following week Larry
Gers won with Phil Tracy as the

runnerup. Trace "Pierman" Lewis
paid his dues on August 7 and
survived a good challenge by a
young Auburn University stu-
dent, Laura Courson.
The Celebration 444 Educa-
tionTournament is set for Friday,
October 5, at 7 p.m. at Paradise.
Money raised will benefit the
Beach School with a share going
to Morgan Park and Gowens Park.
Get ready, players from all over
are planning to attend Poker
Playing 101 class will be hosted
by Texas Hold 'Em 444 Fun just
prior to the charity tournament for

those who wish to learn the ba-
sics of Texas Hold 'Em. Paradise
Bar and Grill and Island Times are
co-sponsors of the event.
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lieauty l0,each

By Danah Gibson

I P.IndpOrati lB.IIhiir 'R
Old Is In-~ Antiques, Color, and Design

It's August. Time to return to
class and time to look at the toll
that summer has taken on your
hair. One of the biggest threats to
hair is chlorine. Atoxic chemical
that strips hair of its natural oils,
chlorine can make hair dry and
brittle. Sunlight is equally dam-
aging to hair Just as the sun's
rays can burn skin, they canburn
hair, leaving it parched and frizzy.
To soothe sizzled tresses try clari-
fying shampoos which include
lemon verbena, mint and myrrh.
If you swim regularly in a chlori-
nated pool, choose shampoos
with corn syrup, citric acid, and
kelp that can help break chlorine
Look for conditioners with
soy and wheat proteins and
amino acids to help restore shine
and luster. To protect from UV,
use shampoos and conditioners
with sunscreens, including
oxybenzone, titanium dioxide,
and benzophenone-3. Choosing
natural products that contain re-
storative herbs (like aloe, calen-
dula, chamomile, and henna) is
particularly important for hair
that's been dyed, straightened,
bleached, orpermed.
Certified organic ingredients
are increasingly available in
shampoos, conditioners, and
other hair products. Juniper, lav-
ender, lime, and sage are particu-
larly moisturizing and nourishing
organic ingredients. You want to
look your best on the first day of
Sometimes we pick up more
than knowledge at school.
Sometime that can mean
dreaded head lice! Here are some
tips that might make the process
a bit easier for you.
1). Diagnosis The symp-
toms of head lice can include- an
itchy scalp, seeing red bumps on

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the scalp and neck, seeing live
lice moving around on your kid's
head (can be mistaken for dan-
druff, but dandruffdoesn't move),
irritability and fever You may also
find nits (lice eggs), which are tiny
white specks attached to the sides
of the hair shaft.
2). Treatment: If you arejust
seeing nits, but no live lice, you
may be able to use regular sham-
poo, then try to remove them with
a nit comb. There are products
like Rid and Nix, found at your
drug store, or ifyou don't want to
use a chemical on your kids head,
try using Camphonique. Part the
hair off in small sections, rub the
oil into the scalp a little at a time,
using your fingers. Wear gloves.
Comb through the hair, coverwith
a plastic baggie, and leave onover
night. In the morning, use a nit
comb and the little buggers
should come right out! Repeat if
3). Follow Up: To remove the
oil from the hair, use some
dishwashing detergent instead of
shampoo, and condition heavily
If you have any of these
beauty challenges, feel free to call
the Hair Hotline at 932-4323.
Here's to reading writing' and real
cool hair do's.

Giving your own home and
family the opportunity to experi-
ence the difference that antique
textiles can make is an original
opportunity, yet one that will cre-
ate a lifetime of memories. The
recycling that comes from breath-
ing life into "old" things gives an
exciting future to the work of art,
itself, as well as to the one who
enjoys its beauty. Think about
that the next time you re-
decorate...and give a fresh look
to a work of art that carries so
much history and yet faces such
a grand future.
Many opportunities abound
to use the works of art you have,
or to find those you wish to pur-
chase. Not sure how to use
them? Pickup decorating tips and
magazines at any bookstore, and
you will find growing public and
designer interest in recycling old
into new, or showcasing antique
within a contemporary design.
Not sure how to use color in
yourhome? Color is found around
the world, and is used and can be
integrated in our most contempo-
rary of designs.
Often, because we don't
quite know how to integrate color
in our own homes and offices, we
choose muted color schemes for
many rooms, and yet often

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choose patterns for the bedroom.
Conversely, for much of history,
bedding and sheeting was
white-showcasing purity and
the ability to afford the same-
and then decorated with the
beauty of the day.
Think of the richblues orred
brocades used in the elegant time
of Napoleon. Consider the gold,
pink, soft greens and blues which
are commonly found in France;
yet we often think of ivory and
beige in our designs here. Merg-
ing a select color palette into your
home can add charm, elegance,
or subtle beauty regardless of the
size, shape, or location of your
home and rooms.
Gold leaf, painted wood, el-
egant marble designs in colors of
dark emerald green, rust, all the
way to fabulous white are found
in Italy and across Europe. You
can emulate the brown, gold, and

beiges of Tuscany.
Often, we are influenced by
what we see in design, in photo-
graphs, but find it difficult to
translate to livable space. Awell
trained designer can, in short or-
der, help you to assemble your
collection ofboth new and old or
antique furnishings, and place
them against a color palette that
benefits the room, the furnish-
ings, and the daily living needs
you have.
Try using color, antique tex-
tiles, or enlisting the help of a
good designer on your next
project. Send us a picture of the
old and then the new and share
your success stories!
Experience the difference,
and hopefully, breathe new life
into family heirlooms ofyourown!
May you be blessed with
cherished memories and exciting

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By Freddy o os.TO
The other day I took a nice
drive down the oldNavarreBeach
Road as far as I could go. You
know just to try and get away It
had been a while since I had been
down there. To my surprise, I no-
ticed the piles of sand lining the
old road. It looked like sand
dunes, but something was much
different. The sand dunes con-
tained the remnants of the old
asphalt road, billions of tiny
chunks of black, greasy ugly as-
Please explain this to me. We
can build new roads, open new
businesses, build countless con-
dos and we can't fix the basic fun-
damental sand dune. Are ya
In fact the sand all over this
beach is littered with chunks of
debris like shells, road, concrete
and wood. Take a long look at it.
In fact take a drive to Destin and
see real sand dunes and real
sand. It will bring back the old
days for surely
So, what canwe do? It'stime
to address this folks. Our
children's childrenmight not ever
see a real pristine sand dune
Sifting can't be that expen-
sive in the long run and not clean-
ing the sand will continue this
debris cycle forever In other
words, the debris is now part of
the ecosystem Wake up, please.
Take a long look at the sand,
Say something Write letters.
Clean the beach. It's been three
Stop building 15 story con-
dos until our island is back to
normal! Sounds easy, but it will
not happen until we all do some-
thign and if you don't really care,
well, maybe you live in thewrong
It's so easy to overlook. Take
the time, andjust look down!
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The Krewe of Junkanoo turned the Sandshaker Lounge into a
festive purple, green and gold Mardi Gras wonderland in the
middle of July. Mardi Gras is only six months away so Krewe
members (L to R) Beth Hewitt and Amy DePew shared their
Mardi Gras spirit with Conrad Rupkus. The Junkanoos had their
famous gift baskets available as prizes, a barbecue and a 50-50
drawing for the crowds. Live music kept the partiers on their

Pensacola Beach Woman's Club honored the July birthday girls
at their recent luncheon. This celebration was particularly sweet
since it was the last Woman's Club meeting that longtime
member Ina Hyer was able to attend before she passed away
August 5. Ina is seated, left, next Carleen Wheeler. Celebrants
in the back row are (L to R): Sandi Johnson, Bettye Davis, Trish
Burnett, Eileen Cywanowicz, and Lynda Knell.

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When you have something
you don't want, the normal solu-
tion is to gather it up and throw it
away That is how mosthome air
conditioners work They gather
up the heat inside the house and
throw it away outside This
simple concept is hindered by one
immutable fact Heat will only
move from a hot area to a cooler
area So how do they getthe heat
from a "warm" area (your 80 de-
gree house) to move to a hot area
(100 degree outside air) so your
"warm" area can get "cool" (72
degrees)? They use some pretty
crafty tricks
By compressing and expand-
ing special gases it is possible to
gather up and concentrate heat
If you do this just right you can
make the temperature of the col-
lected heat increase So with a
little fancy (and unfortunately,
expensive) machinery (i e your air
conditioner) you can gather up
the heat in your house and throw
it away But you have some
choices of where you throw it
away, too
Most air conditioners throw
away the unwanted heat to the
air outside That's what that
noisy piece of the air conditioner
that sits outside your house is
doing In a way that is like put-
ting your kitchen garbage m a bag,
lugging it all the way upstairs, and
throwing it out the window into
the top of a huge dumpster
Wouldn't it be easier if you could
just walk out the kitchen door and
throw it into a hole min the ground?
That's what a ground source heat
pump/air conditioner does
Instead of dumping the heat
to the hot air, it dumps it to the
cool (50 degrees) ground, 200 feet
below the surface This is easier,
quieter (no noisy fan), and more
efficient than trying to dump it to
the hot outside air
Lifeguards End Season
Lifeguards at Pensacola
Beach are winding down for the
2007 season The designated
swimming areas at Park East, Fort
Pickens Gate and Quietwater
Beach will be staffed based upon
the availability of Lifeguards
Casino Beach will continue to be
staffed with Lifeguards from 10
a m until 6pm through October
For information, call Bob
West, Manager, Public Safety De-
partment, 554-4296

August 15, 2007

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Many ground source heat
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is the one thing in your house
that you do want hot? Your hot
water Many ground source heat
pumps recycle some of the heat
into your hot water tank before
they throw the rest into the
And here's the neatest trick
of all With a little fancy engi-
neering a heat pump can essen-
tially run backwards and gather
up the heat outside your house
and put it inside when things gets
cold No need for a gas or oil
furnace, and it does it cheaper
If you are ready for a new
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Most people prefer to age gracefully, almost secretly, but not
this group of beach birthday partiers. They are turning the big 6-0
this year, so they gathered at the Pensacola Beach Elk's Lodge, July
22, donned crowns and celebrated six decades. The Nifty Sixties are
front row (L to R): Mike Donaldson, Paulette Provost, Rick VerMehren,
Christine Hill, Jeff Goudey, Alice Grant, Curt Middlebrooks, Bob Hess,
and John Grant. Back row (L to R) are: Courtney Winstead, who is
the oldest of the group, born January 7, 1947; and Ella Hess. Not in
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Gulf & Sound Views
MLS# 328414 $549,000
Lot 16 Calle Marbella
Sound Front.
Gated Community.
MLS# 326210 $799,000
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MLS# 326212 $449,000
213 Panferio Dr.
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MLS# 310666 $650,000
1301 Panferio Dr.
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MLS# 331987 $634,900
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Santa Rosa Villas Estates
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Lot 27 Seashore Dr.
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1754 Ensenada Seis
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85 ft. of Gulf Frontage
MLS# 288030 $1,575,000
4 Soundside Dr. Lots
Sold individual or separate
MLS# 310300
131 Eufaula St.
Sound Front
MLS# 332892 $499,000
135 Eufaula St.
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MLS# 332875 $399,000
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Heated pool and jacuzzi. Call
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Monday-Friday 4 to 6 PM

Look for the RED ROOF at the
traffic light on Pensacola Beach


Island Times

Auaust 15. 2007



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