Title: Island times
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Place of Publication: Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Publication Date: December 27, 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
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The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce will be ushering out the old year and ringing in the new at midnight December 31 with a
dazzling pyrotechnic display presented at the southernmost point of downtown Pensacola Beach the Gulf Fishing Pier. Chamber Events
Chairman Nan Harper welcomes all of you with open arms to come to the Island, enjoy the evening and view the fireworks. More on this story,
see Page 2.

Old Year Skyrockets Away, New Year Lights Up Beach

The old year 2007, will leave
the Beach with a bang and the
New Year will be welcome ed with
fire in the sky over the Gulf of
Mexico. The display on Decem-
ber 31 is the hallmark event of
the Season Your Holidays with
Island Spirit, a month long festi-
val, presented by the Pensacola
Beach Chamber of Commerce.
"We are so excited about
being able to have fireworks to
entertain the families of our com-
munity," Nan Harper, Chamber
Events chairman said
The display will be pre-
sented by the same fireworks
company which gave a show on
the Beach on the Fourth of July.
Pyrotechnico is one of the world's
premier fireworks companies.
They have served in many world
famous venues such as the Super
Bowl, Democratic National Con-
vention, MTV promotions, and
thousands of fairs and events
throughout the United States,
Europe and the Caribbean.
"They put on a really fine
show," said Doug McAllister,
owner of Fun Coast Promotions.
"We are fortunate to be able to
book them."

It is also fortunate for fami-
lies in Northwest Florida that
Beach businesses and residents
were generous in their contribu-
tions to make this memorable
evening happen Donors include
Innisfree, Lee Tracey, Jerry
Andrews, Island Realty, Sandi
Johnson, Coldwell Banker
United, Lila and Jim Cox,
Surfside Food Store, Regency
Towers Condo Association, The
Dock, Resort Realty, Flounder's,
Paula Sunshine, Beach Ball Re-
alty, The Sandshaker Lounge,
The Olive Drop, Jim and Sandy
Banks, Dr Thomas Campanella,
Paradise Inn, and the Santa Rosa
Island Authority
A party tent, donated by
NationWide Tent'n'Events, will
be erected at the Gulfside Pavil-
ion creating a warm and inviting
atmosphere while the last hours
of 2007 tick away
Fireworks will begin atmid-
mght but entertainment all over
the Island will precede the show.
Restaurants will be serving spe-
cial menus. The three establish-
ments surrounding Casino Beach
will be open. Tiki Island will have
hot chocolate and cappuccino

Andrew Diller,
Escambia County
Marine Extension Agent
presented the Sans
Souci Condominium
Association President
Bob Robertson with a
commendation for the
Turtle Friendly lighting
installed at the Gulfside

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available The arcade will be
ready for revelers young and
"We want all families to
come see the fireworks," Nan
said "This is just the grand fi-
nale of the long list of holiday
events we sponsored to brighten
the whole month of December"
The last event of the festi-
val will be really cool when the
third annual Polar Bear Plunge
takes place at Paradise Bar and
Grill on New Year's Day The
swim in Santa Rosa Sound will
begin at 2 p.m. Everyone is
welcome to join the Plunge
with the ten dollar entry fee
going to the Chamber of Com-

Andrew Diller, Escambia
County marine extension
agent, presented Bob
Robertson, Board president of
the Sans Souci Condomini-
ums, a commendation for be-
ing the first Gulfside condo
with complete regard for and
compliance with turtle-
friendly lighting standards, at
the December 12 Santa Rosa
Island Authority meeting
Monica Cain and Kirsten
Dahlen presented the results
of the 2007 turtle nesting sea-
son which runs from May 1
through September 30
"We had a very low num-
ber of hatchlings and nests
this year," Cain said "Only
Loggerheads and only three
nests producing 197
hatchlings. Ordinarily, we
would have about 700 turtles
that make it to the Gulf "
The Island Authority has
been diligent in its efforts to
use only turtle-friendly light-
ing in its own projects, and to
encourage Island residents
and businesses to do the

merce Wildwood will be play-
ing live Good luck black eyed
peas and greens will be served
after the polar bears complete
their swim
"We promise this will be a
fun time for everybody, spec-
tators and polar bears," Renee
Mack, Paradise general man-
ager said "There is no better
way to start the New Year than
spending a few minutes in
Santa Rosa Sound followed by
my famous New Orleans-style
black eyed peas Ya'll come"
Following the Plunge, the
Chamber will award the grand
prize of the Passport to Santa's
Island promotion. Entrants

picked up their passports at the
Visitor's Information Center
and toured around the Island
getting them stamped. Com-
pleted passports earned the
bearer a chance to win a grand
prize which includes a night's
stay and dinner at H20 at the
Hilton plus other prizes. The
drawing will be at 3 p.m.
And, so with popular
bands, fireworks, and a cool
swim, the Beach Chamber
brings the curtain down on the
Season Your Holidays with Is-
land Spirit But, not to worry,
the show will be back next year,
bigger and better than ever
Happy New Year.

SRIA Ten Million Dollar Request Falls on Deaf Ears

When Buck Lee, Santa
Rosa Island Authority Execu-
tive Director, asked the
Escambia County Commission
for ten million dollars to build
a parking garage, his request
fell on dear ears.
Although Lee outlined a
plan at the December 13 meet-
ing, to pay the money back by
selling the current SRIA loca-

tion for four million dollars and
to send the retail rental receipts
for businesses in the proposed
garage to the County, they
turned the request down
He didn't get any money,
but he did get lots of advice
"I really question whether
you need a parking garage,"
Commissioner Mike Whitehead
said. "Do you have a lack of
business because you lack
parking? Or if you have addi-
tional parking will it draw ad-
ditional business? After this
discussion for the last twenty
years, I would take a different
approach "
Commissioner Whitehead
then suggested the project

should be advertised as a Re-
quest for Proposals in the mar-
kets like New York City, Los
Angeles and Atlanta.
"We need a different ap-
proach," Whitehead said. "Find
the big money from out of town
and say this is what we want
What can you do? I still don't
know that you have a parking
problem more than a few days a
Whitehead said the
$100,000 that the SRIA has to go
forward with the study of the
project would be better spent by
consolidating their properties,
creating a vision of what should
be developed on them, and adver-
tise that in an RFP in big cities

Engineer Reports Most

Projects Complete

Dave Hemphill, Baskerville
Donovan, Inc, gave his final
report of the year at the De-
cember 12 meeting of the
Santa Rosa Island Authority
"I am pleased to an-
nounce that Roads, Inc will
complete the widening of Via
de Luna by December 15,"
Hemphill said. "I have re-
viewed the $22 million road
improvement contract and
there is a possibility that we
will come in $400,000 under
budget on this project."
Hemphill said the Fort
Pickens gate picnic shelters
will be complete by Decem-
ber 22
He updated the Board on
the Little Sabine project say-
ing the pipe to be installed is
being redesigned so as not to
impact the seagrasses He

noted that the new design
might be less expensive to
Hemphill presented a re-
view of completed repair
works, including before and
after photos, on the follow-
ing: Quietwater Pier, Cowley
Park and running track, Bob
Sikes Toll Facility, SRIA
maintenance buildings,
restroom facilities including
the new public restroom on
Casino Beach, Gulfside Pa-
vilion roof and amphitheatre
seating, Casino Beach retain-
ing wall, street signs, dune
walkovers, Visitor's Informa-
tion Center, Quietwater park-
ing lot, Ft Pickens gate and
Quietwater Beach picnic ar-
eas, Gulf Pier, and stormwater

Sans Souci Condo Gets First

Turtle Friendly Award


Island Times

December 27, 2007

Barefoot on the Beach

ByJane Waters Cooper

Surprise. This column is
not about resolutions. Resolu-
tions seem to have a notori-
ously short life span, ranging
from a couple of days to a
couple of months. This is about
things on the Beach which are
really bugging me. If you want
to know what they are, read on.
If not, feel free to stop right
we really need a ten million dol-
lar parking garage on Pensacola
Beach? No. It would be nice to
think that parking for 400 or so
cars in addition to what we al-
ready have would solve the
parking problems on the few
high festival days and crowded
summer weekends. It won't.
We're no different than any
other resort area when it comes
to parking. One year, we went
to Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, hop-
ing to attend a festival in the
small town. No such luck. No
parking place. We drove along
the main street, reached the
end, turned round and drove
away. I once went to the much
publicized Venice Beach in Cali-
fornia. I wanted to see the guy
walking on broken glass, hear
the musicians, and just gener-
ally see the outrageous sights.
In order to do that, we had to
park blocks and blocks away
from the fun stuff at a charge of
$10. Was the crazy place worth
the trek and the ten bucks? Yes.
The Island Authority has
already said that the garage will

be primarily for day visitors
from Escambia County. As the
Pensacola News Journal edito-
rial board has said, there are lots
more appropriate places to use
this kind of sum. I agree.
Do we really need traffic con-
trols on the new roadway? Yes.
How many times have you seen
families trying to cross the
street as you drove along the
old, two-lane highway? The
problem just got worse. True,
the new street provides a pan-
oramic view of the main part of
town, but italso has accelerated
the hazard of the simple act of
going from one curb to another.
A traffic light down around the
Shopping Center would be a
great deterrent to speeders, and
allow for a safe journey across
the spacious street for pedes-
trians. Traffic lights, we are told,
are too costly. What, then,
about signs that say "stop?"
Every vehicle would be required
to come to a complete stop and
not move forward until the
street was clear of pedestrians.
The safety department had
done a wonderful job of saving
swimmer's lives. Can we do the
same with traffic control on Via
de Luna before the next life
threatening accident happens?
we really need to decorate the
Island for Christmas? Yes. Once
you leave the light laden trees
in the Gulf Breeze median, it
looks like just any other night

of the year on Pensacola Beach.
If The Zoo can install a million
lights for Christmas, why can't
the Island light the main thor-
the residents of Pensacola
Beach requests and concerns
need to be addressed in a cour-
teous and timely manner? Yes.
This is a sticky wicket which
dates back over all the years.
Do the residents play a second-
ary role in the overall scheme
of planning for the island? This
is just a personal observation,
but residents seem to be
shuffled off to the "someday"
file. For instance, a concerned
parent who lives on Ariola Drive
has been politely asking that
the speed bump in front of his

The Mystic Krewe of
Nereids and the Krewe of
Brewe are co-hosting the sev-
enth annual Black Tie Ball at
the Elk's Lodge on New Year's
Eve. The Ball will be from 8
p.m. to 1 a.m. and will feature
music by Dunnotar and
Boogie, Inc.
The Nereids will host

house be replaced after the
storm which washed it away.
Remember, that was three years
ago. So far, he has had no re-
sponse. A great deal of atten-
tion is focused on ways and
means of increasing tourist
business. And, that is fine, un-
less the residents are forgotten
in the melee. Most Beach resi-
dents are faithful, patient, and
happy as little clams to be able
to live on Pensacola Beach.
Maybe, they don't even know
that they pay more lease fees
than the businesses. (SRIA
records reflect the following
totals for the fiscal year 2007.
Commercial lease fees were
$2,876,633.82. Residential lease
fees totaled $3,218,157.44.
I know these figures are a

their 2008 coronation cer-
emony during the Black Tie
Ball. Queen Ella Hess and
King Art Parrish will crown
the new royal couple.
"I have had such a great
time as Queen of the Nereids,"
said Ella Hess. "It will be a
magical evening. I am hon-
ored to crown the next queen

little out of kilter due to the im-
pact of Ivan, but the residents
definitely hold their own in gen-
erating revenue. They deserve
more respect. The residents and
small businesses are the vibrant
heart of this community.
Shouldn't they receive the same
attention as big business and
the high rollers?
I'm like every other resident
on Pensacola Beach, bursting
with joy at being able to live in
But, God forbid, there are
always spots of trouble in Para-
dise. Sometimes, I just have to
rock the boat,
Maybe, someone will be
Happy New Year.

on New Year's Eve."
A midnight breakfast buf-
fetwill be served. Tickets are
$35 each and are available
from any member of the two
krewes and at the Elk's Lodge.
As the name implies, the dress
code is formal.
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850-438-1660 for tickets.

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The Sister's of the Beach offer their New Year's wishes:

God Bless our sisters. Let's
make this the best year ever.
Beverly Hughes
Letit snow Somewhere else
Happy 2008 with NO storms.
Judy L'Oignon
Happy New Year to all you
Southern belles and beaux.
Melanie Waite
What a wonderful group of
women May 2008 be our best
year ever. Good friends, good
times and no bad weather.
Here's to a healthy, happy
New Year!
Paulette Provost
You cannot imagine how
happy I am to see all my Sisters
and be on the Beach. Best wishes
m the New Year
Here's to all my sisters, I love
you so much. Past, present and
future SOBs. May all our joys be
true joy and may our pain be
champagne. To 2008!
Thank God I did not move to
Arizona. I would have missed all
the fun on the Beach. Happy New
Claire Marcey
Here's to my friends, my sis-
ters, and my family, I hope that
2008 is a little better than 2007. I
love each and everyone of you
and wish you a Happy 2008! May
God Bless.
Thank goodness we have
this time of year to catch up with
one another. Places change, our
lives change, but our fellowship
together remains the same
Happy New Year May 2008 be full
of joy, peace, and dreams that

come true. God bless you all.
As usual, I don't have words
ofwisdom, however, I wish all the
best of health, wealth and happi-
ness for the whole year. God bless
you all.
Lorraine Brown
I, Kennedy Neal, resolve to
have more fun with my Beach sis-
ters on a regular basis. Hang out
more and love you all more.
It is a wonderful privilege to
be included with the SOBs. I've
been an SOB at heart since 1982
when I lived on Ensenada Uno,
but I missed out on a lot of fun
with all of you. So, I resolve to
change that and spend as much
time as possible with you from
now on. Have a prosperous and
happy 2008.
What a wonderful world God
has created for us! Thanks for
being here, there and wherever
our spirits are needed most. Love,
Deb Friedman, aka Logan's
Health and Happiness to all
SOBs. God Bless.
SOBs forever
Danah Gibson
I would not miss this occa-
sion for the world. No one has
sisters like we have sisters. Best
wishes for the New Year, Sisters!
Lynn Cieutat
How lucky we are to have
each other! Here's to a great 2008!
Gwen Gibson
I would not be the person I
am today without all the wonder-
ful sisters. You are a bunch of
amazing women and you inspire

me. Happy New Year .
I resolve to be more elf-like
all year This spirit should con-
tinue all year.
I resolve to be a better wife,
mother and friend.
I am thankful to be back home
and thankful for our friends who
have taken care of us and hope
to be good friend back to them.
Chrissy Cook
I resolve to be abetter Chris-
tian, to be more faithful and ap-
preciative of all the blessings that
I have been given. I also want to DEAR SAINT NICK Santa arrived on the Boardwalk December 16 just
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children. letter to Santa but wanted to have a personal conversation with
MarilynMcDonald him. She lives with her parents, Megan and Robert Cooke in Fort
I resolve to just be thankful Walton Beach and visits her grandmother, Pandora de Balthazar on
for all the blessing that I have Pensacola Beach.
from God -my friends, family, chil-
dren, health and lots of love
As I wnte this I think about Ha p IH Ya
how proud I am to be here with
my daughter, Ashley on her sev-
enteenth birthday Also with us fr
on this auspicious occasion is her
friend, Kayla who is becoming like
one of my own kids May the
good things in life find each of
you in this upcoming year
Charlotte Spencer

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Island Times

Island Times December 27, 2007

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Nauga ChristmasPirates?
Just when you think you've seen
it all Ifyou don'tknow whatI'm
talking about, dear readers, it
means you missed this year's
Pensacola Beach Chamber
Christmas Parade. There might
be a slight chance of seeing a
Nauga Pirate somewhere else in
the world, but I doubt it I believe
this was the one chance of a life-
time! For one thmg, mostpeople
don't even know what a Nauga
is, much less how to turn one into
a pirate!
I had a chat with Nauga
Queen Christine "Bunkie"
Hewerdine. She was a bit per-
plexed when she received her
"presence required" notification
from QueenNaugaI, with the in-
structions to dress as a Nauga Pi-
"How do I do that?" she
asked with a puzzled look.
"You don't," I replied. "You
are the Nauga Queen and, as
such, you can dress however you
Thats the beauty of being a
Queen of anything Once I ex-
plained, Queen Bunkie began to
smile and gather her beautiful
clothing together for her royal trek
down Via de Luna.
And this is one of the things
I love best about our Island noth-
mg really ever comes with instruc-
tions or directions Youjust make
it up as you go along. Lord, I
became the self-appointed High
Priestess of the Naugas just by
wearing an armband around my
head and declaring myself so! I
honestly don't know what pos-
sessedme at the time It seemed
like a good idea but in reality, the
medallion left a replicated bruise
in the center of my forehead and I
had a headache for three days.
I'm not sure if the headache was
from the armband on my head or
the spirits consumed in celebra-
When I decided being the
High Priestess was too hard,
QueenNaugas I and II said, "No,
you are the Nauga High Priest-
ess forever!" You have to be
careful out here, some ideas will
get you into troubleI
Speaking of trouble, the
Mystic Krewe of Nereids were
spotted in Mobile, Ala. Christmas
I II ,,, j" II I. They
I I miss

them) sparkling, blinking, danc-
ing and secretly purchasing tons
of Mardi Gras stuff
However, neither heat, rain,
sleet, snow, shopping nor two
days of parties and bead tripping
could keep those ladies from re-
turning home in time to partici-
pate in the Christmas Parade.
That's another thing I really love
about this Island; everyone plays
so well together.
Okay, sometimes we play too
hard. Then we suffer a few days
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sons over the years about the
best cure for a hangover
My friend, Andrea Brunt
(God rest her soul) called one day
when I was suffering from too
much fun. She swore that potato
soup was the best cure for what
ailed me. I looked in my cabinet
and found some instant potato
soup I asked her if that would
cure me faster It didn't. A lot of
people swear by the "hair of the
'__ :u.t tlh-.t 1- never worked
i r i 1.,, i Ioncetoldme
that Alka-Seltzer Cold Plus was
the best thing. I tried that, too.
I've always heard that water isthe
worst thing to drink the morning
after and maybe it is, but I can't
help it. I drink tons of it; ice cold!
(Of course, if I did what was good
for me, I wouldn't be drinking in
the first place.) Some people pre-
fer cold water in the form of an
icepack. Tried that, too
When you get to the bottom
of it, folks, truth is we've got a lot
of parties ahead packed into a
smalltimeframe Ifyou've gota
hangover cure that works, I'd sure
like to know.
In the meantime, hang on to
your hats, belly-up to the bar, des-
ignate a driver and have some
fun! After all, we Islanders always
do things ina big wayl Andthat's
another thing I love about our
beach Now, let's head to the
kitchen for my favorite cure....
* Tons of Ice-cold water
* Big fat greasy burgers with bacon
and cheese
SLots of greasy fried potatoes
* Some good (or bad) television
* A very good book
* One large, soft and very comfort-
able sofa
* Three days of doing absolutely
Happy New Year! Join the
Krewe of Wrecks and I'll see you
at the Black Tie Balll

The Krewe of Nauga's Queens decorated and costumed as the
Pirates of Santa's Island In the Pensacola Beach Chamber's
Christmas Parade Sunday, December 16. Taking part in the
swashbuckling fun were (front, center) Christine Bunkie Hewerdine,
Queen Nauga XIII. Nauga queens in the back row, (L to R) are: Karina
Foster, Gwen Gibson, Renee Mack, Danah Gibson, Sharon Mattair
and Deb Friedman.

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Beaujolas, for example, is the best can-
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Big Artists, Little Artists Win Coloring Contest

Beach artists, large and small,
gathered their crayons, and their
coloring sheets and gave it their
best to win prizes in the contests
during the Season Your Holidays
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choosing their winners, but cam e
up with the following
Children, ages 8 and under:
Meredith McCurdy, first,
Clayton Clifton, second; and
Michael Garrett and Thomas
Goodroe, honorable mention.
Children, ages 9 and older:
Katt Crowdis, first, Christian
Lakers, second, and Sara Post

and Jace Amberson, honor-
able mention
First and second place
winners received Island
Style gift certificates. Tiki
Island golf passes went to
those who received honor-
able mention
Adults who entered the
coloring contest at the
Sandshaker on Saturday, De-
cember 15, were cautioned to
stay inside the lines and fin-
ish their artistic renderings
within one hour Sheets and
crayons were handed out at

Ann Kirk, Queen of the
Shaker Bar, accepted each en-
try and handed out free drink
cards to each contestant The
drinks were courtesy of "Sonny
Claus" Campbell.
The judges looked at doz-
ens of entries, narrowed the
field to three and finally came
up with the winner, Roland
Baldamero. Along with his free
drink, he received a t-shirt, bar
tab and a lighted bar sign. The
contests and festivities were
sponsored by the Beach Cham-
ber of Commerce as part of their
month long Christmas festival

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Fireworks Finale Casino
Beach Parking Lot Midnight
Dazzling display of pyrotech-
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ring inthe New Year on SantaRosa

January 1
Polar Bear Plunge Paradise
Bar and Grill 2 pm
The emerald waters of Santa
Rosa Sound are filled with those
hardy souls who wade, swim and
scurry to the finish line. Heaping
bowls of black-eyed peas wait to
warm them. Entry fee benefits the
Chamber. No charge to cheer. Pass-
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Drawing at 3p m
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It's not too late to be an official
traveler on Santa's Island. Pass-
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Ears, Queens, Wildwood, Champagne

and Pajamas Make Nauga Breakfast
If you are not wearing One of the Beach's favorite produced
those fuzzy little ears on Satur- bands, Wildwood will play and For more information, please
day, January 12, you better run the new Nauga queen will be in- calltheNaugaHotlineat932-4323
and hide from the Nauga police.
The Krewe of Nauga Cham-
pagne Breakfast and Native
Noontime Ball will be at The
Dock beginning at 10 a.m. Your
fifteen dollar ticket will include
your own personal pair of
Nauga ears, membership in the
Krewe of Nauga, a full break-
fast buffet and champagne.
There will be prize drawings and
raffles during the morning.
Dress code is pajamas
The Second Annual Nauga
Dawga contest winner will be
announced. Photos of your pet
may be taken to Danah's Hair
Studio in advance of the party,
or you may enter at the Break-
fast. Entry fee is $5
The kittens will corn e into the
party plans this year with the in-
Nauga-ural Purrfect Kitty contest
The same entry rules apply for
dogs and cats All proceeds go
to the Pensacola Humane Soci- One of the most recognizable gals on the Island, Paige Speirs is
the official Pensacola Beach Elementary School Crossing Guard.
etyandotheranimalrelatedchari- Her parents Sheila and Steve may enter her in the Nauga Dawga
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Krewes Must Attend Safety Meeting

One of the most important
meetings of the Beach Mardi
Gras planning sessions will be
the safety meeting on Wednes-
day, January 9 at 6 p m at Paddy
"It is important for krewe
captains and float drivers to at-

tend this meeting," Deb Fried-
man, Association of Krewes
president, said. "It is important
that every krewe be repre-
sented "
Escambia County deputies
from the Beach substation will
explain rules and safety regu-

Red and Green Turns To

Purple, Green and Gold

nations for the Mardi Gras pa-
rade, February 3. Krewes will re-
ceive complete information on
entry size limits, walkers and
their required vests, line-up and
disbanding Pre-parade and
post-parade rules will be dis-
For more information, call
Deb Friedman at 850-712-8546

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Holiday parties are ending
just in time to start Mardi Gras
on Pensacola Beach when the
high flying Mystic Krewe of
Nereids presents its annual King
Kake Party at Paradise Bar and
Grill, January 5 The party begins
at 3 p.m. with Boogie, Inc. crank-
ing up the tunes until 6 p.m. and
thenthe all-female band, 30 x 90,
takes the stage at 6 p m
The real star of the show is
the King Kake, a pastry deli-
cacy with a traditional purple,
green and gold sugar topping.
The person, who gets the piece
of cake containing the plastic
baby, is thereby elected to have

the next King Kake party Or,
so the legend goes
The Nereids will hold a
raffle of prize baskets filled
with goodies. Proceeds will go
to support Beach friends who
need a little help
The new Nereid King and
Queen willbe introduced atthe
party and will begin their year
long reign.
"Everybody is welcome to
come to this party and begin the
Mardi Gras season with us,"
Sharon Mattair, krewe member
said "Wear your beads and
Mardi Gras colors It's time tokick
off the season."

Party Dress Code Requires

Glitz, GlitterAnd Glam

The shine of the Paradise
Bar and Grill's stage lights will
glint off of tiaras and crowns at
the Rhinestone and Royalty
party, Sunday, January 6. Mardi
Gras krewes and their royal courts
will be honored at the 3 p.m. soi-
ree which features rhythm and
blues music by an all female band,
"Twelfth Night is the first
official day of the Mardi Gras
season and it occurs on Janu-
ary 6. We will honor all kings,
queens and their courts by
treating them like Beach roy-
alty," said Renee Mack, general

manager of the Paradise Bar
and Grill
Those who have not yet
been given a royal title should
wear plenty of glttering rhine-
stones and pretend that they,
too, are Mardi Gras rulers
The Mardi Gras season on
Pensacola Beach culminates with
the Krewe of Wrecks parade at 2
pm Sunday, February 3 followed
by a free red beans and rice lun-
cheon on Monday, February 4.
The final party of Mardi Gras on
the Island is the Krewe of Coma
coronationat6p.m onFatTues-
day, February 5.

Junkanoos Plan Cajun Boil
If part of your Mardi Gras "We will have a door prize
partying plan includes spicy drawing and raffle offers
Cajun delicacies, then put the throughouttheparty," said'Marci
KreweofJunkanoo's CajunBoll Wiles, the Junkanoo Krewe's
on your calendar The annual party planner. "Proceeds are col-
event will be Sunday, January 13 elected all season long to support
at the Sandshaker Lounge from 2 local charities."
to 5 p.m. The featured dish is Formore information about
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya the Krewe of Junkanoo or the
served with hot music and cold CajunBoil,contactAmyDePew
drinks. at 850-565-0672.

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Krewe of Wrecks Meetings Jan 7 Sideline's
All begin at6 pm. Jan 14 Elk's Lodge
Join at the meetings. Dues $20
Dec 31 Nereids/Brewe New Year's Eve Ball Elks Lodge, 8 pm $35/person

Jan 5 Krewe of Nereids King Kake Party, Paradise, 3 pm Free
Jan 6 Rhinestone and Royalty, Paradise, 3 pm Free
Jan 12 Krewe of Nauga Champagne Breakfast, The Dock 10 am $15/person
Jan 13 Krewe of Junkanoo Cajun Boil, Sandshaker, 2 pm Free
Jan 18 Krewe of Nerieds Moon Pie Party, Sandshaker, 7 pm Free
Jan 19 Krewe of Junkanoo Kritter Krawl, Gulfside Pavilion, noon Free
Jan 19 Krewe of Kids Parade, Gulfside Pavilion, 1 p.m. Free
Jan 19 Krewe of Bananimals Ball, Quality Inn, Gulf Breeze, 8 pm, BYOB $25/person
Jan 21 Krewe of Wrecks King's Supper, Elk's Lodge, 7pm $25/King
Jan 21 Krewe of Wrecks Queen's Dinner, Flounder's, 7 pm $25/Queen
Jan 25 Shaker Krewe Toast 2 U, Sandshaker Lounge, 8 pm Free
Jan 26 Krewe of Wrecks Grand Costume Ball, The Dock, 8 pm $25/member

Feb 2 Krewe of Wrecks Champagne Breakfast, Crab's, 10 am $25/member
Feb 3 Krewe of Wrecks Parade Via de Luna, 2 pm Free
Feb 4 Krewe of Wrecks Red Beans and Rice, Casino Beach, 11 am Free
Feb 5 Krewe of Coma Coronation, Sandshaker, 6 p.m. Free
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December 27.2007

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 stool Cold beer Live
Music. Exotic Libations Friendlylocals Lunch and Dinner every-
day Cuban sandwiches Black and Blue Burgers Happy Hour 11-
7 Live Bands. Poker on Monday and Wednesday.
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
Trivia, Pool,deo 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-
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and 5 p.m. until 2 30 on Sunday Ring 434-6211 or visit

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 galley or outside
on the awning covered deck Glassfront bar overlooks LaFitte Cove
All kinds of oysters Live lobster. Gumbo Dinner specials nightly
Sizeable sandwiches and burgersfor Landlubbers Take home at-
Look forthe 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-

Even a bragging Irishman can't dojustice to McGuire'swhere
the atmosphere is an authenticturn-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 am everyday Easy drive to 600 East Gregory
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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, Fri, Sat & Sun Karaoke Tuesday
Iguana Grill open Wednesday-Sunday
Across from the Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach. Open
10am until3am 850-932-2211. wwwsandshakercomforphoto
gallery and event schedule.

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
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Olivia Warren, 12 (left) and younger sister, Victoria, Home for the Holidays Pensacola Christian College Crafty Lady Hazel Fairey assists Mary Drees and
8, made Christmas wreath ornaments to hang on their sophomore Valerie Ptaszek and her mom, Christine her granddaughter Maci with their ornaments at the
tree at home. The Sacred Heart Academy students were Ptaszek were guests at the Hilton who enjoyed the December 15 Ornament Making at the Hilton. The Beach
part of the gluing and glittering that took place during the Chamber's Ornament Making session. They stayed on Church's Crafty Ladies worked as volunteers for the
Chamber's Ornament Making session, December 15. the Beach before heading home to New York. Chamber event.

The weather outside had been frightful, but the
evening stayed delightful long enough for a few lighted
The Sooner Than Later captained by Dennis Goade boats to set sail December 15. The Caddy Wampus Santa checked his list twice as David Bonz Alexander
motored over from the Palafox Pier to join the lighted captained by John Bozeman motored around Little tried to convince him that he had been good all year.
boats on Pensacola Beach, December 15. Sabine Bay spreading Christmas cheer.
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Dance Dance Revolution

Spins Into Tiki Island

Dance Dance Revolution, the
new arcade game that the kids are
playing, is now at Tiki Island on
the Beach. The game is played on
a dance pad which has arrows for
feet movements in conjunction
with music and directions from
the video screen.
The success of this game is
the player's ability to time and
position his steps in sync with the

Greetings from the
Our first day, Monday, De-
cember 10, was like nothing
else we'd ever experienced. We
left Pensacola Beach at about
9:00 a.m. still feeling all warm
and fuzzy from Barbara's and
Marty's hugs. Our warmth and
fuzziness dissipated rapidly
when we lurched into the Pass
and out into the great Gulf of

"This game is terrific exer-
cise," Terri McKamey, Tiki Island
manager said. "Fifteen minutes on
it gives you a great workout."
The only other nearby loca-
tions for the Dance Dance game
are in Pace and Ft. Walton Beach,
so Terri welcomes everyone to
come to Tiki Island to practice
and to enter their tournament on
Saturday, January 5 at 11 a.m.
There will be a cash prize for the

To The
With winds projected to be
5-10 knots, we were expecting
to spend our first day motoring
on a frog pond. What was ac-
tually waiting for us was three
to five foot rollers with smaller
confused seas and the wind on
our bow. So why were the seas
so big? It was that "persistent
east wind" (that's the National
Weather Service's term) that

winner. The tournament will have
bracketed competition and en-
trants will move toward a final
dance-off. There are no age
groups and everyone is invited to
compete. The entry fee is $10.
"This tourney will be the Sat-
urday before the kids have to go
back to school," Terri said. "It will
give them something to look for-
ward to before returning to school
after the holidays."

created such steep seas.
Proudly, we all kept our
grits, but it was no small accom-
plishment! Even poor Captain
Ron meowed and heaved, but
kept his honor and his Science
Diet Hairball Control.
Happy New Year.
Namaste' Trish and Jeff
[The Namaste is a charter
sailboat that ties up at the
Sabine Marina from March un-
til December. She is sailing to
Key West for the winter. Trish
Pleasant and Jeff Bowman are
the captains.]


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They call themselves "The Camo Girls" but apparently aren't trying to
hide from anything in particular. They aren't planning to go hunting and
don't belong to a military unit. These Beach School ladies making a
fashion statement dressed alike in their favorite shades of camouflage
are (L to R): Debbie Campanella, Abby Jacobs, Ali Salazar, Meredith
McCurdy, Blair Amberson and Kristin Amberson.

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* Photos accepted through 11 a.m. January 12.
* $5 entry fee benefits the Humane Society
* Photo will be displayed on the Waggin' Braggin or Pretty Kitty Board


December 27. 2007

Island Times

liv here ourBay system, that
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I am so thankful for I ust can't
imagine not being about to har-
vest a bit of its bounty for the
health and nourishment of my

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My proudest moments as a
teenager were seeing my Father's
face, may he rest inpeace, whenI
came home with a nice catch I
can't do that again, but I still take
my catches to Mom.
I hope allthe loyal readers of
Island Times have the very best
new year and do yourself a favor
and go Fishin'.

PAGE 14 Island Times December 27. 2007

ftTER RIciI he water.
TK reading' the water

Welcome to the last report of
2007. A lot of great stories have
come and gone in the past year
and some great dinners have
been eaten. I hope everyone had
a wonderful Christmas Now, you
can get outthere with all your new
gear andget som e new stories and
tales to tell.
Capt. Darrn Churchwardre-
ports this recent action
"Hey Rick I had another
great charter onDecember10. We
were on the water at Shoreline
Ramp in Gulf Breeze by 9:15 am.
We went to the Pass to warm up
on some Bluefish using top wa-
ter plugs. We all caught fish.
At l:45pm we headedback
into the Bay to look for birds div-
ing on Menhaden and got as far
as Deadman's Island where there
were about a hundred pelicans
diving on an acre of Bull Reds.
Marlin, his girl friend Julie, and
her sonTommy all hookedupwith
big reds on their first cast. After a
couple hours of tight lines and
bent rods the trio had boated
around twenty beautiful
Reds.Tommy caught the biggest
fish of the day
What a dayI"
Thanks for the update Darrin
The Pensacola Bay Area will
be featured on ESPN2 when the
Oberto Redfish Cup Champion-
ship finals are televised at 7 a.m
on Dec. 29. The show will broad-
cast a second time at 4 a.m. on
Dec. 30.
I want to hear about your re-
cent catches Send me an email

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Friday, December 28 from 9 00 The Seashore will host
a.m. until noon and a Sea Star Candlelight Tour at Fort Barran-
Day Camp for children ages 3 5 cas as part of their January
onFriday, January4 from 10 00- events. The tours are scheduled
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December 27. 2007

Snowbird Turned Beach Bunny Wins Poker Tourney

On the twelfth day of the
twelfth month we had some hot
actionatthe Paradise BarandGrill
poker tables Snowbirdm' from
Oklahoma and renting a place on
the Beach for the winter must
agree with Denise Dotson. She
made her way to the winner's
circle taking out Beach poker
playing icon Tommy Chavis in a
one hand final after clearing out
all the top players on the Island
It was packed on December
17atthe Paradise FranCoxdealt
his way to the final table then had
the cards fall just right as he won
his second tournament of the
month. Billie Urquhart was the
Fran has the lead with two
wins this month as of press time.
Just down the street at
Paddy O'Leary's, George Grant
took outKristn Larmer inthe fi-
nal Bud Waite made his first ap-
pearance in awhile at the pub on
December 16
The amazing Jay Donaway
edged out defendmg champ Billie

Program Revisits

Gulf Breeze UFO

The January program ofUn-
limited Horizons will present a full
review of the Gulf Breeze UFO
Story, featuring Art Hufford,
former President, Pensacola-Gulf
Breeze Mutual UFO Network.
Hufford will document 11 years
of contact with Unidentified Fly-
ing Objects Hufford's program,
a multimedia presentation, "20
Years Later. The Gulf Breeze
UFO Sightings The Real Story"
will be Sunday, January 13, 2:30
to 5:30, at the South Santa Rosa
Recreation Center, 800 Shoreline
Dr, GulfBreeze
Art Hufford is an honors
graduate of Georgia Tech in
Chemical Engineering and has a
MBAfrom the Unversity of West
Florida. He retired in 1997 from
the Monsanto Company follow-
ing a 33-year career in manage-
ment. Hejoined the Mutual UFO
Network in 1988 and became a
MUFON Field Investigator. He
was later appointed MUFON
State Section Director for
Escambia and Santa Rosa coun-
The program will feature
over 100 shdes and video clips
and is open to the public. A do-
nation of$7 will be requested. For
more info, unlimited-horizons.org

Urquhart on December 18 in a
great back and forth final Sixteen
players made their way to the
From the Chip Stack
Please note We will be
playing' on January 1 at Paddy
O'Leary's at7 p m Everyone is
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Rick Uzdevenes "Everyone is
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only need a basic knowledge of
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on Pensacola Beach. Denise is a winter resident with poker skills
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Here we are, another year
gone and looking forward to a
brand new year-2008. Instead of
resolutions, how about a prom-
ise to yourself? Let's face it, life
for most of us is a work in
progress. Don't assume that you
will always know how to wear
your hair in the most comfortable
way for you! Which means the
following hints will help you find
1. Start by defining your
overall style.
Are you a jeans and t-shirt
kind of person or do you cringe
at the thought of wearing any-
thing without a designer label at-
tached? Defining your overall
style helps you find hairstyles
compatible with who you are, and
how much time you are willing to
spend on your 'do!
2. Be a Copycat
If you're unsure of your
own style, check out your fa-
vorite celebs for inspiration to
trigger your own hair comfort
zone. Most of these folks have
access to the most brilliant hair-
stylists, fashion and make-up
gurus, so keep that in mind
when mimicking.
3. Define your willingness to be
a non-conformist
It's human nature to want to
conform. Not only do conform-
ists avoid the risk of exclusion,
it's easierto follow the crowd. But

does followingthe crowd with the
hairstyles you wear force you to
be someone you really don't want
to be? Take the time to under-
stand the truth behind your hair-
style selection motives.
4. Take baby steps
Rome wasn't built in a day.
Be willing to take baby steps to-
ward your comfort hair zone. If
you plan to adopt a more radical
cut or color, take it slowly, espe-
cially ifit's yourfirsttime. Some-
times, hormones and just plain
boredom will lead you to a "hair
disaster." Evaluate all conse-
quences that your new style
could have on yourcareer orfam-
ily, which leads to...
6. Be prepared to defend your
Once you find your cut, color
and style that gives you "true
strand peace," everyone from
your family, friends, and the guy
at the grocery will put their two
cents in about your new look. Ig-
nore them and follow your own
wishes! Everyone is unique and
deserves to follow their own
heart. Life is too short to suffer
with a hairstyle that goes against
your true comfort hair zone. So
go out there and found a style
that gives you true joy!
Happy New Year I hope to
see everyone at the Nauga Cham-
pagne Breakfast- January 12, 10
a.m. atThe Dock!

Bring the photos of those
you want to be remembered at the
Annual Surfer's Memorial at The
Break Beach Bar at 6 p.m. on Sat-
urday, January 12. Live music will
be performed by Wildwood and
the Michael Jencks Band. Com-
plimentary foodwillbe served and
their will be special drink prices.
Bidding inthe SilentAuction
will begin at 6 p.m. with all pro-
ceeds going to local charities. The
Surfers always include the
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School in their contributions and
will make their donation to the
School at the party.
For more information, con-
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The other day, I misplaced
my calendar and missed a
doctor's appointment. Fortu-
nately, I was able to reschedule
for the following morning. As I
apologized to my doctor for any
inconvenience this may have
caused, he launched into a mini-
lecture on how some great sci-
entists and philosophers be-
lieve that time, rather than be-
ing an objective thing to be
measured, is part of the measur-
ing system only used by humans.
At first, I wasn't sure if he was
chastising me for missing the
original visit or trying to politely
tell me I needed to get some type
of electronic organizerto keep me
on task. Neither He wasjust glad
that I rescheduled and made it
into his office.
So that doctor's visit got
me thinking about time, espe-
cially since we are getting ready
to wrap up another year. When
did measuring time as we know
it come to be? It appears that
the origins of the current mea-
surement system date back to
2000 BC and the Sumerian civi-
lization. Our time is measured on
the sexagesimal system based
on the number 60. (Sixty sec-
onds in a minute, 60 minutes in
an hour.) I don't know what
those Sumerians were thinking,
other than coming up with mea-
surement systems, but I wish

they would have had the fore-
thought to know that some-
times I need more than 24 hours
in a day to get everything done.
One 27 hour day every other
week would have been nice.
I started to wonder what if
the Sumerians had used differ-
ent bases, like 30 or 120, what
would time be like now? Would
time drag on or march right by?
Would we still have minutes,
hours, day, weeks, months and
years? Or would it all be called
something else? Would I be
half as old or double my cur-
rent age? Once again it would
all be relative and as we all
know, time stands still for no
one. Or does it? Isn't it always
five o'clock somewhere?
As you ring in the New Year
with friends and family, remem-
ber these words of British jour-
nalist and writer John B.
Priestly: "A good holiday is one
spent among people whose no-
tions of time are vaguer than
And as you resolve to do
this, that and then some in 2008
keep in mind that fellow Florid-
ian, JohnArchibald Wheeler, an
eminent theoretical physicist
who coined the term "Black
Hole," once said that "time is
what prevents everything from
happening at once."
Until next time..

The Krewe of Junkanoo collected $300 for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Accepting the
check is (center) Lt. Col. Scott Grandgeorge, USMC. Representing the krewe are (L to R) Amy DePew,
Dee Riley, Becky Serio, Sandy Huggins and Sal Serio.

Get Ready To Race M
If your resolutions include
lacing up your running shoes,
enter the Pensacola Beach Run,
Saturday, January 5. Registration ; 0
will be open until 7:30 a.m. on ...... ,.,..
race day. Entry forms canbe com- .E i
pletedonlineatactive.com. NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH
The first race of the year on ~ith --
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The United States Marine Corps Color Guard set the pace and
presented the colors at the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Com-
merce Christmas Parade, December 16. The 25 unit parade in-
cluded marching groups, decorated floats and Santa Claus riding
on a firetruck. Leading the way were (L to R): Lance Cpl. Kemar
Pinnock, Sgt. Derrick Schroeder, Cpl. Joshua King, and Lance Cpl.
Richard Pickett.

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New Year's Eve is so excit-
ing. Everything is new. There are
parties to go to, fireworks to
watch, passionate kisses to give
at midnight, and best of all, The
Twilight Zone marathon. I don't
remember when my husband
Ralph and I became marathoners,
but we have always been Twi-
light Zone fans. I think Ralph
would classify me as a rabid Twi-
light Zone fan.
There are 156 episodes in the
series including self-contained
fantasy, science fiction and hor-
ror genres. I thought I was a Twi-
light Zone connoisseur, but my
research for this article proved
that idea incorrect.
Rod Serling had great diffi-
culty in selling the Twilight Zone
to network television. What was
CBS thinking? I think this ques-
tion by Mike Wallace to Rod
Serling in an interview which
aired on September 22, 1959 says
"You're going to be, obvi-
ously, working so hard on The
Twilight Zone that, in essence,
for the time being and for the fore-
seeable future, you've given up
on writing anything important for
television, right?"
We should be so lucky to
have such outstanding writing in
the 21st century. This just blows
my mind. And to add insult to in-
jury, the original pilot episode by
Serling entitled, "The Time Ele-
ment" which debuted on Novem-
ber 24, 1958, is rarely aired on
television and is only available in
an Italian DVD box set. Well, at
least the Italians know pure ge-
nius when they see it.
Iam gearing up for this year's
marathon. My checklist includes:
food that Ralph can heat up for
me check; bathroom close by -
check; extremely comfortable sit-
ting/lying down arrangement -
check; and the complete DVD
collection for back up double
check! Itjust doesn't get any bet-
ter folks.
As for ringing in the New
Year, if you need a break from The
Twilight Zone marathon, go to
Pensacola Beach and watch the
fireworks at midnight and kiss
Happy New Year!

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necessary programs installed on
your computer. If you get an er-
ror message indicating that your
email program has blocked an at-
tachment, go to the "Tools"
menu, select "Options" and
change your security settings to
allow the attachment to be
If the email program has in-
dicated that another program is
needed to view the attachment,
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Christmas carolers boarded the Double Decker bus infront of
Flounder's Friday, December 14 at 6 p.m. as part of the Chamber's
Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit festival. Preparing to take
the busload on their choral caper is driver Rich Barrows (center).
The open air upper deck was filled to capacity so these ladies
rode inside the bus. Riders included (L to R) Chrissy Cook, Sandi
Johnson, Beverly Boswell and Marcia Hoven.


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Lots For Sale

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