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Volume I, Number 22 Pensacola Beach, Florida March 1, 2006


The sun shown high in the sky. A cool breeze drifted across the Island. Last Sunday, on a picture perfect day, thousands made their way to Pensacola Beach to watch the Krewe of Wrecks
Mardi Gras parade. After Hurricane Ivan wiped out the 2005 procession, the Wrecks came back this year, bigger, better, and bolder than ever. Revelers packed the Beach early in the morning
and stayed on to party into the night. At two o'clock in the afternoon forty lavish floats began their ride along Via de Luna. As the floats rolled by, from a Medieval Castle to Margaritaville and
all the pirate ships in between, a clear message reached the crowd. Pensacola Beach is alive and well. Riding in splendor at the head of the parade were the members of the twenty-sixth Krewe
of Wrecks court, (L to R): Ship's Officers Walter Farrell and Edwina Speirs, Deckhand Adam Schrock, First Mate Sherry Van Dyk, Captain Ralph Turner, Deckhand Jenna Coughlin, and Ship's
Officers Chrissy and Mike Cook. Photo by BD Johnson

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Officials Make Elaborate Parade Precautions

Everybody loves a parade.
But, how does it all get started?
Who puts it together? What goes
on behind the scenes? Producing
a quality parade, especially one
of the magnitude of the Krewe
of Wrecks is no walk in the park.
An army of officials and
workers plan months in advance,
taking every detail into consid-
eration, not only for the success
of the procession, but for the
safety of the thousands of spec-
tators who line the route.
"I had no idea what it takes
to produce a parade," Buck Lee,
Santa Rosa Island Authority
General Manager, said at the fi-
nal parade planning meeting
held prior to last Sunday's pa-
Law enforcement officers

from Escambia County, Gulf
Breeze and Pensacola Beach
cover detailed assignments de-
signed to protect the viewers.
Lt. Bob Clark, Escambia
County Sheriffs Office, placed
his officers in cruisers, on ATVs
and bicycles all up and down the
Beach, and along the parade
route. "Our main theme is fam-
ily safety," said Lt. Clark.
Sgt. Robert Johnson,
Escambia County Sheriffs Of-
fice, divided the Beach into three
areas of supervision. He assigned
a supervising officer and staff to
the East Beach, West Beach and
Casino Parking Lot.
"Our presence was every-
where including the toll booth,"
said Sgt. Johnson.
Gulf Breeze police officer

PBYC Hosts National

Multihull Championship

Robert Randle attended the
planning meeting and offered
his help. Three extra officers
were hired to ensure the smooth
flow of traffic through Gulf
As in former years, the
deputies had the Bob Sikes
Bridge Emergency Plan in
place to provide access on or
off the Beach if necessary.

In addition to law enforce-
ment officers, Mike Weaver,
Deputy Chief of Escambia
County Fire and Rescue and Bob
West, SRIA Safety Director were
involved in the parade planning.
Along with safety measures,
fundraising, advertising, and all
the minute tasks fell onthe shoul-
ders of organizers Andrea Brunt,
Head Wreck; Deb Friedman,

President of the Association of
Krewes; Kay Turner, Krewe of
Wrecks Board; Sandy Johnston,
Executive Director of the
Pensacola Beach Chamber of
Commerce; and all of the partici-
pating krewes.
So, the next time you catch
a strand of beads from a float
rider, give a thought to what it
took for that small act to happen.

No Rooms At The Inn

Pensacola Beach hotels
reaped the benefits of the return
of the Krewe of Wrecks Mardi
Gras parade to the island onFeb-
ruary 26. Only five hotels are
open now, and reservations
poured in rapidly as parade day
approached. Some hotels main-
tained a two or three day special
event minimum. Rates ranged
from $79 to $229 per night.
The numbers of available

rooms began to dwindle early
last week when the Paradise
Inn announced that all rooms
were booked for Friday, Satur-
day and Sunday of parade
weekend. The Best Western,
Comfort Inn, Hilton Garden
Inn and Springhill Suites an-
ticipated a near capacity
Reservations usually begin
to pick up as the parade day nears,

according to staff at the Visitor's
Information Center.
Last fall when local krewes
were not sure they could find fi-
nancial support for the twenty-
sixth annual parade, Fred
Simmons, owner of Paradise Inn
sponsored a number of
fundraisers. He contributed more
than $3500 to the parade fund, the
second largest donation after the

The Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club will host the National
Multihull Championships for the
Hobie Alter Cup on March 18 to
23. This is a U.S. SAILING
Adult Championship sponsored
by Rolex and Schurr Sails. Sup-
porting PBYC in putting
on the event will be Key
Sailing, headed by Kirk
Newkirk and Capt.
Kevin Redja.
The purpose of the
regatta is to bring the top
twenty teams nationally Alter
in catamaran racing to T r a v e
compete in a round robin Trophy
event on brand new, winner
manufacturer-provided Hobie e
The fleet consists of winners
of each of ten U.S. SAILING
eliminations. Five are design
class champions, one Olympic
Team, the U.S. Youth Champi-
onship Team, and the defending
champions from 2005. Two ad-
ditional slots are awarded, based
on merit and accomplishments.



The boats were scheduled to
arrive at Key Sailing in late Feb-
ruary and a team of volunteers
will assemble and tune the boats,
in preparation for the regatta.
The winning team in the
national event will receive the
Hobie Alter Cup which
will remain in their pos-
session until 45 days prior
to the next year's champi-
onship. U.S. SAILING
Medals for permanent
possession will be
Cup awarded to the competi-
li n g tors finishing in the top
is three positions.
to the After check-in and
of the
ent. practice racing on March
18, PBYC will hold a Wel-
come Party. Racing will begin
March 19 and end March 23 with
an awards ceremony at the Post
Race Banquet.
Local chairman is Jo Dee
Catrell, Rear-Commodore, PBYC.
For further information, contact
850-916-9058, or email

Beach Students Post High Marks

Pensacola Beach Elemen-
tary School students have com-
pleted the second nine week
grading period and are racking
up top scores. The following stu-
dents are on the All A Honor
Jace Amberson
Abbigail Wester
Sara Post
Savannah Dunne
Mitchell Robbins
Sage Baird
Jack Ettelson
Savannah Green
Kendall Hoover
Harley Taylor
Ariel Cantrell
PJ. Dunne
Marina Johnson

These students were named
to the A-B Honor Roll:
Jacob Baldwin
Megan Cronin
Lia Lampone
Emily Larsen
Makayla Reichert
Marley Taylor
Danielle Conley
Jett Crowdis
Savannah Crowdis
Zane Gill
William Green
Jon Grigsby
Collin Hightower
Peyton Hoover
Madeline Mateer
Savannah McCleary
Duncan Niven
Ian Price
Kiley Stromberg

David Taylor
Reghan Elliott
Cate Hodges
Arthur Holk
Stephanie Moraes
Bailey Trzcinski
Maylee Crockford
Thomas Fitzgerald
Emma Kinnear
Madison Murphy
Elmer Neal
Slater Trout
T.J. Baughn
Matt Bayer
Kelsey Carver-Wireman
Helana Clarkin
Chase Dupuis
Jessica Koch
Alexa McKnight
Alexandra Niven
Eric Post
Oceane Ziegler

Woman's Club Luncheon Features Irish Menu


Post Office Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562
islandtimes@ bellsouth.net

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Members of the Pensacola
Beach Woman's Club will be
wearing' the green when they meet
for lunch at 11 a.m. on Thurs-
day, March 16, at the Elk's
Irish Chef Ron will honor St.
Patrick with his special entree,
Corned Beef and Cabbage at $6
per plate. This may be paid at the

In order to plan for the num-
ber who will attend the luncheon,
members should let their phone
caller know if they are attending.
Or members can call Chrissy
Cook at 916-7338 or Kathy
Cristoff at 932-9777.
The business items on the
agenda include a wrap up of the

PBWC Mardi Gras activities and
finalizing of plans for the April
28 Game and Card Party which
will be held at the Bay Beach Inn
in Gulf Breeze.
Women who are interested
injoining the Woman's Club are
welcome to call President
Chrissy Cook at 916-7338 for
membership information.


Island Times

March 1. 2006

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By Jane Waters Cooper
I must have been a big, old
brown bear in some other life.
Every winter when the cold days
inevitably arrive, I fantasize
about wearing a cozy fur coat,
grabbing a pot of honey, and
heading for the closest warm
cave to sleep until the cold spell
abates. Unfortunately, I do not
have a fur coat, pot of honey, or
a cave, I stay inside my house and
try not to look at the thermom-
Since I grew up in the Mid-
west, I am no stranger to freez-
ing temperatures and raging
snowstorms. Children in cold cli-
mates cannot wait for the first
snowfall. For them, sledding,
skating, making snowballs or
forts, or just rolling around in a
snowbank, brings untarnished
joy. To their parents, it means
shoveling snow, turning up the
thermostat, skidding around on
slippery streets, and making
frightening hundred degree turns
on ice slick roads.
The schools I attended never
closed for snow days. Nor did
they eliminate recess. Twice a
day, we would put on heavy coats,
knit hats, galoshes, scarves, and
gloves and head to the play-
ground where we would lie down
in the snow and make "angel
wings." Then, we would run in a
circle of snow playing fox and
geese. Every goose caught by a
fox was sent to jail in the
middle of the circle. Then, we
would return to our room, shed
all those garments, now very
wet, and go back to classes.
Most of us looked out the win-
dows watching the snow fall,
wishing the school day would
end, but our teachers never
scolded us. They were probably
as anxious to get home as we
were, but for different reasons.
They, for a warm fire and hot
lemonade, us, for another hour
of sledding.
So, my early memories of
winter are fuzzily happy. I re-


member staying outdoors until I
was numb, and then coming in-
side for a bowl of steaming chili
or a cup of hot chocolate. That's
the way I remember those freez-
ing days. Not bad. Not bad at all.
I'm not exactly sure when I
developed the I-Hate-Cold-
Weather-Syndrome, but I think
it was when we moved to a town
in Northern Indiana, just a bit
south of the Canadian border,
where my husband would attend
college. We lived there three
years and I never got warm. I can
remember wearing inch thick
Pendleton shirts and pants, fur
lined boots, and ski caps. In the
College students who moved
to the little town in January had
one distinct advantage. Owners
of nearby lake cottages were will-
ing to rent their drafty, little sum-
mer built bungalows the year
around at a much lower rate than
houses located near the campus.
The catch was moving in and
staying in the lake house in the
winter as well as summer.
That is how and why we
came to live on Crooked Lake.
During the months which are
supposed to be summer, the lake
water was icy cold, barely swim-
mable. In the winter, it was just
plain ice. Four feet thick. It was
a great habitat for ice fishermen
with their little lanterns glowing
in the early morning darkness.
So picturesque. And so cold.
I repeat. We lived there three
years and I never got warm. Not
even on the Fourth of July.
Finally, graduation day ar-
rived, and after sending resumes
all over the South, we found our-
selves heading to Baton Rouge.
We left Indiana on a January day
when the temperature was ten
degrees below zero. The next day
we arrived in Louisiana and it
was seventy-two degrees, an 82
degree warm up. At last, I began
to thaw.
Which brings to mind an-
other Northern phenom. Spring

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un shin- ter snowstorm. And the cycle be-
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Actually bears are so smart.
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Island Times


March 1,2006

PAGE 4 Island Times March 1, 2006

Nancy Roney's daughter,
Shannon, has a new job. She's a
medical technician for an ortho-
pedic group of surgeons in Tal-
lahassee. Shannon holds
Bachelor's and Master's degrees
from Southeastern University in
Hammond, Louisiana.

Did you know the ECUA
will pick up your bulky waste at
no charge? But, don't pile up a
mountain of stuff all at once.
They will remove 8 cubic yards
per month. That's roughly one
couch, loveseat or chair. Do not
throw yard trash and do not add
contractors' debris. Call 476-
0480 to schedule the service.

Former Pensacola Beach
resident, Mary Ann Penninger of
Roswell, Georgia passed away on
February 17. She is survived by
her husband Sam, and son
Sammy of Pensacola; daughter
April Williams of Gulf Breeze.
She is also survived by her
mother, Beatrice Rich of
Pensacola, sister Sue Grant; and
Bill Pate, and grandchildren
Brittanie, Ashley, and Bayleigh



Mary Ann will be remem-
bered for her tennis competitions,
her church work, and member-
ship in the Mayoki Indians and
the Pensacola Country Club. She
was the co-owner of Steppin'
High, a shoe and clothing bou-
tique in Harbourtown.

Pensacola Beach's Susan
Newkirk finished in the top quar-
ter of runners in the Pensacola
Half Marathon on Sunday, Feb-
ruary 19. Susie Hastings, former
Beach resident, completed the
race also. Beach residents who
competed in the Men's Division
were Glen Windham and Dr.
Mark DeNunzio. All the runners
in the event deserved medals for
braving the early morning chilly

Nona Christie, Queen VII of
the Krewe of Wrecks returned to
the Beach from her home in Co-
lumbus, Georgia, to spend one
day and attend the Queens' Din-
ner February 20. Nona, a resident
of Pensacola Beach for many
years, misses all her friends.


Melanie Waite and her sis-
ter, Janis Songy of Houma, La.
have returned from DisneyWorld
where they attended the National
Telephone Pioneers Convention.
The trip was awarded to Janis
when she was named the Tele-
phone Pioneer of the State of
Louisiana. Highlight of the trip
was the banquet they attended at
Wolfgang Puck's Caf6.

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Trivia players are mailing
answers from all over the world
and this week's first correct an-
swer came from Melanie Waite
in Pace.
The question was "At one
time, a member of the Krewe
of Wrecks Board was known as
the Godfather. Although the
position has gone away, the
Godfather is still a strong
Beach Mardi Gras personality.
What is his name?" The correct
answer is David McDonald. So,
Melanie adds an Island Times
t-shirt to her wardrobe.
The biggest event on


Island Times

March 1, 2006

Pensacola Beach in March is
the St. Patrick's Day Pub
Crawl, founded by the late
Paddy Blake. For many years,
Paddy had a close Irish friend
who co-chaired the event.
What is this person's
The rules are the same.
Email your answer with
"Trivia" in the subject line to
islandtimes@bellsouth.net be-
fore 5 p.m. March 8.
Be sure to include your
name and phone number. An
Island Times t-shirt awaits the
first correct emailed answer.

Rain Can't Stop Kritters and Kids

It was raining cats and dogs
by the time the annual Krewe of
Junkanoo Kritter Krawl started
on Saturday, February 18. The
real cats and dogs didn't mind.
They lined up with their owners
and all the spectators under the
cover of the Gulfside Pavilion on
Casino Beach. The competing
animals wore their very best
Mardi Gras costumes as they
strutted before the panel of
judges. Deb Friedman emceed
the event. Winners were: Best
Costume, Jolly, owned by Trish

Mann; Judge's Pick, Pugsley,
owned by Tracy Morgan-Frick;
and Look Alike, Ariella, owned
by Rhonda Rodgers.
Since the Krewe of Kids
were all dressed up as creatures
of the sea, they didn't let the rain
stop them from their fourteenth
annual parade at the Kritter
Krawl. Little sharks, turtles, and
fish ages one and a half through
ten, made their usual loop in
front of the Pavilion in a pelting
downpour. They threw beads to
the spectators huddled in the Pa-

vilion, and after the parade, they
joined the crowd under the shel-
ter. Morgan Parrish was awarded
the Best Kid's Costume in her
gold lame and blue shark en-
Prior to the Kritter Krawl, a
group of curious Martini lovers
gathered at the Martini Tasting
hosted by Bob Temple at Beach
Wines and Liquors. Bobbi
Cunningham, one of the tasters,
proclaimed the exotic chocolate
and tangerine martinis as "very

Morgan Parrish showed her
fins off at the Krewe of Kids
Costume Contest. She netted first

Madison Murphy makes a
Terrific Terrapin at the Krewe of Kids
Parade. She needed her fancy shell
to stay dry during the downpour.

Ariella was the Belle of the Ball
in her Mardi Gras finery.


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JOLLY TO THE RESCUE! This pint sized
pooch pulled a wagon full of Beach necessities
like blue roof material, sand shovels and first aid
supplies. Jolly said she had a good time, dog
gone it!


CHEERS! Who is brave enough to drink a Mardi Gras
Martini? LiMarie Rodriguez, Julie Pecchia, and Babz Helm
are. The trio of tasters tried everything that Dana Dowd
(center) poured from her Stirrings line during the Beach
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March 1,2006

Island Times



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PAGE 6 Island Times March 1, 2006

If you're reading this, it
means we have survived Mardi
Gras! I'm already making plans
for next year as in I'm going to
go ahead and bandage my knees
and elbows before any parties
begin. I'm also asking everyone
out there to keep your eyes peeled
for a gold-plated face mask. I
know it's going to take a year to
find one. At least it was all great
fun (what I remember and what
I was told) and we All needed
Obviously, my brain was still
scrambled when I wrote my last
column or I would not have told
on myself. I would have told on
Paulette and her "after-Nauga
twice dropped meatball" recipe.
Hey, a little bit of cat hair and kitty
litter never hurt anyone. It actu-
ally insures your daily requirement
of fiber, according to Elaine
Speaking of the Wooly
Booger Queen Sugar Paulette, I've
heard a rumor of a possible "Pre-
vent the Hurricane Season Bawl."
It sure makes more sense to me,
so keep your ears open and don't
forget to renew your membership
in the Social Club.
Well, I am sure glad that the
"drunk front" has passed through.
Maybe we can have a "dry spell"
before the St. Patrick's Day festivi-
ties begin. Meanwhile, we all need
to eat and this week's recipe
comes from my sister, Gail. Way
back when our children were
smaller, Brenda, Gail and I de-
cided to take them on a trip to
the Smokey Mountains to camp.
Brenda had a pop-up camper and
took the lead. I followed in my
tiny Ford Escort with my oldest
niece and nephew. Between us,
we had 6 children from age 2
through 10. It's about an 8 hour
drive from Albany, Ga. if you don't
have car trouble, whichwe did. Of
course, it was the middle of the
night in the mountains and Gail
and I left all the kids with Brenda
while we searched for a tow truck.
We ended up in a little town called
Sylva, at a gas station with 6 kids
running around screaming
"Where are the mountains?"
Brenda's car needed a new radia-
tor, which had to be ordered. The
gentleman who owned the station
went to the local dealership and

borrowed a truck with a trailer
hitch to pull our camper into
Cherokee (it was that or be stuck
with us all weekend). This was
one of those trips where every-
thing possible went wrong, but
we laughed all the way through
this unforgettable vacation.
The first night Gail cooked
Hamburger Soup for everyone.
Well, my daughter refused to eat
(not liking vegetables), so I said,
"Fine, but no snacks if you don't
eat dinner." She was the first one
at the breakfast table the next
morning and she did not care
what was being served, she was
ready to eat it.
We spent four days driving
around with nine people in my
tiny car. People walking by on
the sidewalk would actually stop
and watch all of us pile out of
the car!
This is really a wonderful
recipe for those cold days and
nights (and like gumbo, the more
times you reheat it, the better it
gets). You can also use whatever
left-over veggies you have in your
refrigerator to substitute the
veggies used in the recipe. You
can't leave out the tomatoes. (Ibuy
the large whole tomatoes, so
they're easier to pick out if you're
like me and don't like tomatoes in
your soup.) It changes the taste if
you leave them out entirely. Okay,
that's enough fun, it's time to
Gail's Hamburger Soup

2 Ibs. lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
2 small potatoes, diced
3 or 4 carrots, sliced
2 cans tomato soup
1 large can whole tomatoes
1 can corn, drained
1 can green beans, drained
1 can English peas, drained

In a large pot, brown ham-
burger meat with chopped onions,
drain. Add potatoes, carrots and
add enough water to cover, then
add whole tomatoes, undrained
and both cans of tomato soup.
Cook until potatoes and carrots are
tender, then add the remaining
drained veggies and simmer for
10-15 minutes.
Greatwithcorbread! Happy
eating and I'll see you in the

Speaks, porribge & a
S y marti i

bq katbi lewis
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If you can't afford a trip to
California's wine country, then
it's time to register for Wine Ap-
preciation 101 at Pensacola Jun-
ior College.
Wine consultant John B.
Smith is teaching the course 6 to
8 p.m. Saturday, March 4
through April 1 on the Pensacola
campus and April 8-29 on the
Milton campus. Cost is $55.
Smith introduces students to
global wines, including varietals

from the states, Australia, Italy,
South American and South Afri-
can countries.
Students learn what to look
for in a good wine and basic
knowledge about viticulture, the
cultivation of grapes; and vini-
culture, the craft and science of
growing grapes and making
Register in person at any
PJC campus registration office or
do it online. Go to www.pjc.edu
and select registration.

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Hot Dog! Margaret Wins Again!

Margaret Cunningham has
won many first place prizes for
her captivating costuming at the
Krewe of Wrecks Grand Costume
Ball, and this year, she came back
again to win top honors with
Rosie Cunningham. They
stepped on stage at The Dock on
February 18 as a Hot Dog and a
Cold Draft Beer.
Second place went to Tom
Lowery, Jr. who arrived as The
Pirate and His Bride. Courtney -
Winstead, Paulette Provost, and
Deb Friedman danced their way
to third place as the Roaring 20s
Flappers. Mardi Gras masquerading has
Judy LeBum L'Oignon fi- been mastered by Margaret
nally had her opportunity to reign Cunningham who dressed as a hot
over the Ball after Ivanwiped out dog to win the Krewe of Wrecks
over the Ball after Ivan wiped out Costume Contest at the Dock,
last year's party. February 18.

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According to a recent Gallup poll, wine
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popular licensed beverage among Ameri-
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Gallop began polling the public on the
topic in 1992, Americans did not choose
beer as their number one alcoholic bev-
erage. According to Gallop, more U.S.
drinkers (39%) drink wine than beer (36
%/) or liquor (21%). While it might be
assumed that beer drinkers have
switched over to wine, the data suggests
a more complicated shift in drinking pat-
terns. One demographic group previ-
ously dominated by beer drinkers is
showing increased interest in liquor while
another is switching from beer to wine.
The biggest changes are occurring among
young adults. HINT: The Gallup poll
mentioned above shows that younger
adults are drinking more martinis, while
older adults are increasingly turning to
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ested in opportunities concerning
Latin American trade should
plan to attend a two-day confer-
ence, April 5-7 at the Hilton Gar-
den Inn. "Driving Economic
Growth in the Gulf States" will
focus on a recently enacted free-
trade pact between the United
States and five Central American
nations and the Dominican Re-
For more information visit
the web site at

Our resident Diva of Down,
Pandora de Balthazar, has every-
one set to tune in to Channel 3,
Sunday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m. for
"A Better Life." Meredith Baxter
hosts this program which will
include a three minute informa-
tional promotion on Decadence

When the weather turns
unsunny, no need to fret. Turn
into Weatherford's on Cervantes
Street in Pensacola. All the lat-
est in cold or stormy weather
fashions from traditional to

State Farm agent Joe Leonard
is not like a good neighbor he
is a good neighbor. The affable
insurance expert offers several
kinds of insurance and will guide
you through the sign-up process.


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Digital Graphics
Computer Consulting
Audio Video Systems

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Jen Zayszly wears her heart
on her sleeve, more correctly on
a chain around her neck. She was
the lucky winner of the sapphire
and diamond heart-shaped pen-
dant at the Sandshaker Lovers'
drawing, February 11.

Don't miss a dribble or re-
bound. Sidelines will keep you in
the frenzy of March Madness
with forty-two screens to catch
the action. Cold beer, good food,
hot sports everywhere you turn.

Spring officially begins
March 20, so get ready to steam
clean any sign of winter out of
your carpet or off your tile.
Stanley Steemer will make you
sparkle for Spring.

Look for eye patches and
swashbucklers on the Island.

Sandpipers Sell

Sea Oats By The

Pensacola Beach Elementary
School wants to help save the Is-
landjust in case a hurricane heads
this way again. The school is
sponsoring a Sea Oats for Sand-
pipers sale, a school fundraiser
which is underway now. Orders
for sea oats will be taken at a dol-
lar per plant at the Beach School,
934-4020 or call Fran McCurdy
at 501-4787. The last day to place
your order is March 3 and orders
can be picked up March 7 at the
school between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
There is a $25 minimum order.
Delivery of sea oats on the Beach
will be available at an additional
"We feel this fundraiser will
not only benefit the school," Fran
said, "But we feel replanting the
island will protect Beach proper-
ties from erosion and provide a
habitat for Beach creatures."
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provided for each purchaser, and
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A ROYAL PAIR- Queen Nancy Morgan and King Artie Davis
ruled over the Bananimals All Krewe Ball, Saturday, February
18 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Partiers danced the night away to
a nine piece orchestra at the formal gala.

DeLuna Fest organizer, Kevin Rudski of The Islander
Lounge (back) crowned Penny Feeser, left, and Jay
Brykczynski as the first ever Queen and King of DeLuna Fest,
Saturday, February 12 on Pensacola Beach.

The Krewe of Wrecks Kings' Supper is steeped in
traditions. Traditionally, the Kings arrive at the Queens' Dinner
to toast the Beach royalty. Wrecks Captains Lee Hargrove,
left, and Russ Mann did just that at Flounder's, February 20.

Beach royalty gathered at the annual Queens' Dinner at Reigning Krewe of Coma Queen Joy Anderson (left)
Flounder's Monday, February 20. The Krewe of Wrecks welcomes Krewe of Wrecks First Mate Nona Christie back to
designates their queen as the First Mate. Lil Kamphuis, left, the Beach. Nona, who served in 1986, traveled from Georgia
reigned in 1994 and Edie Draper in 1996. to attend the Queens' Dinner at Flounder's Monday, Feb. 20.

Hemi the Horrible and his girlfriend, Pirate Princess
Ginger, didn't win a prize at the Kritter Krawl, February 18,
but they didn't complain. They just kept smiling. The
handsome Golden Retrievers belong to Rachael and Jeremy

Denise Keever, left, reigned over the Krewe of Wrecks
during their second carnival season in 1981. She is very happy
to hug Wrecks First Mate Martha Cooper who ruled the Wrecks
in 1992.

FAREWELL TO TWO YEARS Krewe of Wrecks Royalty
First Mate Judy LeBum L'Oignon and Captain Turk MR. MARDIGRAS-Tommy Griceaddssomething newto
Cunningham bid farewell at their last official party, the Krewe his costume every year. This year he premiered his new Mardi
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Just a few more weeks and
spring will officially be here. In
some households with young
children, now is the time to sign
up for league soccer and baseball.
Many of my friends are already
out practicing penalty kicks and
knuckle balls with their boys.
Their kids are well versed on
World Cup Soccer and who will
be in the hunt for this year's
World Series title. Half of the
minivans in my neighborhood, if
they could talk, could yell, "I am
owned by a soccer mom." The
other half stoically displays a
little league bumper sticker.
None of this is happening in the
Hewson household.
My son, Harry, plays chess
and I am now a chess mom.
There is no official season. No
uniform, shin guards, athletic
cup or shoes to buy. No
fundraising either. I don't have
to drive a minivan as chess
pieces, board, clock and player
can all fit into any economy size
car on the market and on a bi-
cycle with a basket if the need
arises. We don't subscribe to
Sports Illustrated (adult or kid
version), but look forward to the
U.S. Chess Federation's monthly
magazine, Chess Life.
I've had to learn an entirely
new vocabulary. It's not a horsy,
but a knight. There is check and
check mate. Then there is Fool's
Mate a series of foolish moves
that only a loving mom who is
desperately trying to learn the
game makes affording her son
the opportunity to check mate her
in two moves. And, of course,
Smothered Mate, Backrank Mate
and Scholar's Mate each one
specifically designed for the con-
niving 8-year-old to whip up on
his dad in less time than it takes
to set up the actual game pieces.

Now setting up the board is
something I can do and under-
stand. The white pawns line up
on second ranks from the "a" to
"h" file. Translation: put the little
guys, one per square, on the sec-
ond row in front of you. The
queen initially lines up on the
square of its own color. Transla-
tion: the big girl's hat has to
match her shoes. White always
bats first and black takes to the
outfield. Oops, I mean, white al-
ways makes the first move and
black responds accordingly.
Though I can't name one
current World Cup Soccer player
or who pitches for the New York
Yankees, I can carry on a half
decent conversation about the
late Paul Morphy, Sr., who is con-
sidered to have been the greatest
chess master (a player of such
skill that he rarely ever loses a
match) of his time, if not the
greatest chess player who has
ever lived. His daughter-in-law
currently resides on Pensacola
Beach and I was fortunate
enough to have swum and been
close friends with his grandchil-
dren while growing up in New
Orleans. Unfortunately, Paul III,
Lisa, Carla and I didn't talk
much about chess in the 70s. We
were preoccupied with more im-
portant things like figuring out
undetectable ways to drive our
swim coach crazy.
So this weekend while my
friends are busy being crazed soc-
cer moms at the local field and
the dads who are not deployed are
coaching that winning team, the
Hewson family will be attending
the North Carolina State Scho-
lastic Chess Championships.
Harry IV and the rest of the Tiller
Titans (the name of his chess
team) will march off into strate-
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chess parents toodle around
downtown Charlotte. The rules
politely state that only players
and coaches are allowed into the
competition area. For some that
translates to obnoxious, pushy,
know-it-all wanna-be grandmas-
ter chess players who happen to
have kids competing need not
enter the playing arena. Now
that's a concept all sports orga-
nizations could learn from.
Until next time...
Luv, Lizzard

Museum Puts

On The Dog

The Pensacola Museum of
Art (PMA) will host "It's ADog's
Life: Photographs by William
Wegman from the Polaroid Col-
lection" until April 1. Included
in the exhibition are works fea-
turing Wegman's beloved We-
imaraners Man Ray, Fay Ray, and
Ray's puppies Batty, Chundo,
and Crooky. You know his name,
you know his images, now is the
chance to see his work for real.
The Museum is open Tues-
day through Friday 10 a.m. to
5p.m.; Saturday Sunday noon
to 5 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for
adults and $2.00 for students and
active duty military. For more
information, please call 850-

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Beach Optimists Spice Up Spring with Fundraising Fiesta

Pensacola Beach Optimists
decided to go South of the Bor-
der for their annual spring
fundraiser at the February 7 com-
mittee planning meeting. The
Beach Optimists' fundraising
committee met at St. Ann's
Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze
and finalized plans for the fiesta-
themed party which benefits the
Beach School. The Fiesta, which
includes a chance to win a $2500
prize, is scheduled for Saturday,
April 8 at Flounder's on
Pensacola Beach. Plans were also
discussed for the Beach School's
upcoming Oratorical Contest.

The Beach Optimists' Board
of Directors met following the
planning meeting and approved
a donation to Pensacola Beach
Elementary School of $2000,
along with $1000 donations to
Pensacola Beach Community
Church and to Our Lady of the
Assumption Catholic Mission on
Pensacola Beach.
Club members conducted
their meeting after the Board of
Directors adjourned with Santa
Rosa Island Authority General
Manager Buck Lee as the fea-
tured speaker. Buck's report
"How I Spent My Summer Vaca-

tion," was a comprehensive up-
date on the State of the Island
which included hurricane recov-
ery, road repairs and the finan-
cial impact of storms. Buck
elaborated on the positive aspects
of the upcoming Beach season
when more hotel rooms, restau-
rants and businesses will be op-
The Pensacola Beach Opti-
mists Club meets the first and
third Tuesdays of the month.
Anyone interested in member-
ship in the Club should contact
Vice-President Mary Claus at


DONATING DOLLARS Dr. These two Beach Optimists
Charles Randle, Pastor Pensacola have always been "a friend to
Beach Community Church, (left) youth." Beach children know
accepts a $1000 donation from Rick Debbie Campanella, left, who
Sundstrom, president of the Beach teaches second grade at the Beach
Optimist Club. The Beach Church School and Louise Greenley who
and Fellowship Hall were damaged helps coordinate Beach Vacation
by recent hurricanes. Bible School activities.

Lady Luck Gives Nod To Poker Players

NAN & HER BLUE '77 VETTE The Miracle Strip Corvette Club hosted
a lunchtime ride-in to Hemingway's on Pensacola Beach, Saturday, Febru-
ary 11. A very recognizable Beach corvette and its owner, Nan Harper (left)
were greeted by Corvette Club member Rick Gordon also of Pensacola
Beach. The Club, which has members from Alabama to Destin, will host
the October 21 Corvette Show on Pensacola Beach.

Symphony Plays Saenger in

March, Beach School in April

The Pensacola Symphony
Orchestra will perform its most
powerful and emotional concert
of the season, featuring Mozart's
Symphony No. 40 and Mahler's
Das Lied von der Erde on March
4. The concert will open with
Mozart's Symphony No. 40, ar-
guably his most famous and
popular piece.
"It is a stormy work, full of
drama and passion," said Peter
Rubardt, PSO music director.
"This is one of his last sympho-
nies, written late in his life, for
which he summoned his great-
est inspiration."
The performance begins at
8 p.m., Saturday, March 4, at the
Saenger Theatre. Ticket prices
range from $21-$56 and are
available by calling the Sym-
phony office at 850-435-2533.
The Pensacola Symphony

will perform a concert at
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School for students, Monday
April 24.

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With a little luck and a lot
of chips first time player Dallas
Cook won the Texas Hold 'Em 4
Fun game at The Islander
Lounge on February 15. The run-
ner up was Scott Palmer.
The historic Islander
Lounge hosted poker players on
Wednesday, February 22 when
Justin Robbins took home all the
chips. Jason Cash was a close
Erin Servies took out Andy
Knabenauer at the Paradise Bar
and Grill on Pensacola Beach
Monday night, February 13.
Twenty-nine players were at the
tables that night.
Gary W. Schrock of Gulf
Breeze tried his hand at poker on
the Beach and took home the win
on February 20. J.O. Weeks was
the second place finisher.
"We are here to have fun, but
we are serious when we say
thanks to Bar Manager Tiger
Atkinson, who has accepted a
new position in Destin, and best
of luck," said Rick Uzdevenes,
poker promoter.

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A Cross in the Sand

By Dr. Chuck Randle
Pastor, Pensacola Beach Community Church

On Wednesday, March 1,
Christians around the world will
observe Ash Wednesday, the be-
ginning of Lent, and look for-
ward to the celebration of Eas-
ter. Ash Wednesday comes after
Shrove Tuesday, often called Fat
Tuesday, because the faithful
"lived it up" due to the desire, or
requirement, to observe forty
days of fasting. In New Orleans
(prior to Hurricane Katrina) Ash
Wednesday was jokingly referred
to as "trash Wednesday" because
of the large amount of debris left
from Fat Tuesday celebrations.
Interestingly enough, the Season
of Lent does not include Sundays
because they are to be joyous
days. So Lent consists of the
forty days between Ash Wednes-
day and Easter, not counting the
The Gospels tell us that
Jesus spent forty days in the wil-
derness to prepare for his minis-
try. By observing Lent, most
Christians join in this period of
contemplation, reflection, and
preparation in one way or an-
other: fasting, study, greater
commitment to the Christian

community of which they are a
Many are serious about fast-
ing others "talk the talk, but
don't walk the walk." There is
no one tradition that covers all
churches. Fasting is really de-
signed to make us think more
about the season and our re-
sponse to it. When we choose to
abstain from eating certain foods,
we will be reminded of the sea-
son whenever we get a hunger for
those foods. There are some who
abstain from eating an entire
meal, and donate the cost of the
meal to some worthy cause.
Some abstain from just eating
meat; others abstain from all
foods and beverages except
bread, water, juices, honey, and
nuts. Sometimes complaints
about fasting take precedence
over the real reason and sort of
negate the exercise itself.
The tradition from which I
come has never emphasized fast-
ing, but I appreciate and admire
the dedication of others and hope
that the experience will help
them celebrate the joyousness of
Easter Day, as all of us should.

Protective Wear Needed For the Martian Traveler

You know I love the cour-
age and the daring of individu-
als who are pursuing space
travel. They are no longer wait-
ing for their respective govern-
ments to catch up to where the
U.S. once was in the 60s and
early 70s. Nothing pleases me
more than talk of going to Mars.
But there is a huge obstacle in
the way Cosmic Radiation. No
this is not a sci-fi joke; this is
reality. Actually cosmic rays are
not rays at all but ions. These ions
consist mainly of protons with a
few heavy nuclei. And these same
ions would hit Earth if it wasn't
for the Earth's atmosphere. This
is why our atmosphere is so very
important, so precious to every
living thing on this planet. We
do receive muons into our bod-
ies. These produce ions, and we
actually get a small non-harmful
dose of radiation, .03 rems/year.
But it all changes once we leave
our atmosphere. It is possible that
a traveler going to Mars might
receive a dose of 80 rems/year.
With this amount of dosage, there
is the potential for cancer, and
the possibility of cataracts and
brain damage.
Now, not only is cosmic ra-
diation a concern, but there is
also the probability that the sun
would unleash a burst of protons

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For twenty-six years the Captains of the Krewe of Wrecks have guided their subjects into a sea of revelry.
The Kings' Supper allows the Krewe of Wrecks Captains to eat, drink and be merry before the serious business of
Mardi Gras partying is cast upon them. The royal group gathered for the 2006 Kings' Supper Monday, February
20 at the Pensacola Beach Elk's Lodge. The Captains are: Back Row (L to R): Morrie Drees, Russ Mann, Jeff
Goudey, Glen Windham, Turk Cunningham, Rick Van Dyk, and Lee Hargrove. Front Row (L to R): are Jim
Cunningham, George Wright and Bill Meilner.

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and heavy nuclei, too! So what's
a space traveler to do? Well, the
ship needs a shield one that
gives it protection just like our
atmosphere. And that's where the
big dilemma emerges.
We could build a material
shield (using water) but it would
be too heavy. There is the option
of building a magnetic shield but
this shield may be just as dan-
gerous to our travelers as the cos-
mic radiation and sun's outbursts,
not to mention that it will not
provide protection within a cer-
tain area of the ship. A third op-
tion is an electrostatic shield, but

it requires a colossal amount of
electric current and creates a
bunch of unwanted negatively
charged particles. And if that
wasn't enough, we have to shield
the astronauts once they landed
on Mars.
So what do we do? This is
something for all of you to think
about. I am writing this article
on a computer that is a by-prod-
uct from going to the Moon. If
we as a species solve this prob-
lem, there will be a multitude of
inventions that will benefit hu-
mankind. This is why it is so
important to reach for the stars.

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Espo's Surf Repc

The United States faces an-
other very active Atlantic basin
hurricane season in 2006, but
with likely fewer landfalling in-
tense hurricanes than in 2005 -
the costliest, most destructive
hurricane season ever accord-
ing to a report issued by Philip
Klotzbach, William Gray and the
Colorado State University fore-
cast team.
The team's first extended-
range forecast for the 2006 hur-
ricane season anticipates 17
named storms forming in the
Atlantic basin between June 1
and Nov. 30. Nine of the 17
storms are predicted to become
hurricanes, and of those nine,
five are expected to develop into
intense or major hurricanes
(Saffir/Simpson category 3-4-5)
with sustained winds of 111
m.p.h. or greater.
The 2005 season witnessed
26 named storms, 14 hurricanes
and seven intense hurricanes.
Long-term averages are 9.6
named storms, 5.9 hurricanes
and 2.3 intense hurricanes per
The CSU hurricane forecast
team also predict an 81 percent
chance much higher than aver-
age probability that at least one
major hurricane will make land-
fall onthe U.S. coastline in 2006.
The long-term average prob-
ability is 52 percent.
For the U.S. East Coast, in-
cluding the Florida Peninsula,
the probability of an intense hur-
ricane making landfall is 64 per-
cent (the long-term average is 31
percent). For the Gulf Coast from
the Florida Panhandle west to
Brownsville, the probability is 47
percent (the long-term average is
30 percent).
"The probability of landfall
for any one location along the
coast is very low and reflects the
fact that, in any one season, most
U.S. coastal areas will not feel
the effects of a hurricane no mat-
ter how active a season,"
Klotzbach said. "However, low
landfall probability does not en-

sure that hurricanes will not
come ashore, so coastal residents
should always be prepared."
Florida and the Gulf Coast
were ravaged by four landfalling
hurricanes in each of the past two
years. Hurricanes Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne caused
devastating damage in 2004 fol-
lowed by Dennis, Katrina, Rita
and Wilma in 2005.
"In 2004 and 2005, we saw
a rare combination of a high
number of major hurricanes
forming and especially favorable
hurricane steering conditions
that drove many storms from the
deep tropics across the Caribbean
and into Florida and the Gulf
Coast," Gray said. "It is statisti-
cally unlikely that the coming
2006 and 2007 hurricane seasons
will have the number of U.S.
landfalling major hurricanes we
have seen in the past two years."
"Enhanced major hurricane
activity is likely to continue in
the Atlantic basin for the next 15
to 20 years, but the probability
of seeing another two consecu-
tive hurricane seasons with as
many landfalling hurricanes as
was witnessed in 2004 and 2005
is very low," Gray said.
The team will issue seasonal
updates of its 2006 Atlantic ba-
sin hurricane activity forecast on
April 4, May 31, Aug. 3, Sept. 1
and Oct. 3. The August, Septem-
ber and October forecasts will
include separate forecasts for
each of those months.

Need a band
for your next party or event?



McGuire's Hosts World's Largest Prediction Run

If you are able to predict the
time it will take you to run or
walk the 5K distance in
McGuire's Prediction Run, the
World's Largest, on March 11,
.. you could win a prize.
Participants must predict
how long it will take them to
complete the race, and those who
,io come closest to the time predicted
onthe entry form win. More than
100 trophies and awards will be
7..... given in the following age
groups, male and female: 0-9;

10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-

Shoreline Park

South Serves as

Classroom for

Fishing Students

Woodlawn Beach Middle
School is one of 35 schools in
the United States that has been
awarded the 2005-2006 National
Fishing and Boating Education
Grant. This rare opportunity will
provide kids information on how
to get started, distinguishing dif-
ferent species, tackle and rigging,
practicing techniques and strat-
egies, while creating lifelong in-
terest in healthy leisure lifestyles.
Physical Education teacher
Pete Della Ratta who applied for
the grant, will instruct 100 stu-
dents during this Fishing Class
on April 11-13 at Shoreline Park
South in Gulf Breeze.
There will be six stations for
students to visit during the
classes. Anyone who wishes to
volunteer to assist in these
classes can contact Pete at 850-
934-4010 ext. 313.

34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54;
55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70 plus.
Awards will also be given for
the best costume and the sharp-
est military formation. Speed
awards are given in 35 and un-
der, Masters and Great Grand-
According to McGuire,
crossing the finish line at
McGuire's Irish Pub is only the
beginning. The Post Race Party
features live music, food, drinks,
and the Awards Ceremony. Apre-

race breakfast will also take place
before the start of the run at
Registrations received
through March 2, will be $15
moving up to $17 from March 3
through March 10. Race Day reg-
istration (6:30 to 8 a.m.) will be
twenty dollars.
If you have questions, call
850-433-6789 or email
mcguiresirishpub @aol.com.
Register online at www.



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In the Gulf Breeze
Shopping Ctr (near Bruno's) 348 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Take Out Available
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Hiking & Backpacking Gear
Snow Ski Apparel
Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes
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