Volume II, Number 12 Pensacola Beach, Florida October 11, 2006
Gentlemen, Start Your Engines
Corvettes Cruise To Casino Beach For Life's A Vette Show
Since 1953 Americans have had a love affair with the Chevrolet Corvette. And the affair continues when the Miracle Strip Corvette
Club hosts their "Life's A Vette" Corvette Show, Saturday, October 21 at Casino Beach parking lot. One hundred vettes from the
southeastern United States will roar onto Pensacola Beach to compete for best of show trophies and bragging rights during this third
annual show. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Convenant Hospice. Local enthusiasts and Miracle Strip Corvette Club
members who helped coordinate the show are (L to R): Sid Dennis, Cruise Director with his 1976 dark red metallic Stingray; Beach
resident Rick Gordon with his 2001 silver Corvette Coupe; and Warren Lipscomb with his 2003 fiftieth anniversary red Vette. The
public is invited to this show. Story, Page 2.
PAGE 10 Island Times October11, 2006
CRABS WE GOT 'EM
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
At the traffic light -find the red roof and the twinkling lights on
Casino Beach and you're in Crab Heaven. Open everyday. 850-
PARADISE BAR AND GRILL
A little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with its
own private white sand beach. Pull up a rattan stool. Cold beer. Live
Music. Exotic Libations. Friendly locals. Lunch and Dinner every-
day. Cuban sandwiches. Black and Blue Burgers. Happy Hour 11-
7. Live Bands. Poker on Monday.
Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, it's directly
on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. Open 7 days.
The Gulf Coast's Premier Entertainment Complex. Seven
rooms of fun all under one roof! Karaoke, Texas Hold 'Em, Team
Trivia, Pool, Video gamesand more. Live Entertainment Seven nights
a week with live music on four stages every Friday & Saturday night.
Serving lunch and dinner, too! It's where the Party People Party!
Located in Historic Downtown Pensacola at 130 East Gov-
ernment Street. Open Monday Saturday from 11 until 2:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m. until 2:30 on Sunday. Ring 434-6211 or visit
FLOUNDER'S CHOWDER HOUSE
Step back in time and enjoy Flounder's antique collection.
Step into now and enjoy Flounder's top rated seafood. Indoor
and outdoor dining. Even a beach playground for the kids. Beach
Bar neathh the moon and stars Diesel Fuel in a commemorative
mason jar. Bilgewater Margaritas. Gift shop. Fred Flounder,
Located at the traffic light on Pensacola Beach. Next to the
55 ft. shrimp boat. Open everyday. 850-932-2003.
Ahoy, Matey. You've found a Pensacola Beach treasure. Pi-
rates welcome. Fresh Gulf seafood served in the galley or outside
on the awning covered deck. Glass front bar overlooks LaFitte Cove.
All kinds of oysters. Live lobster. Gumbo. Dinner specials nightly.
Sizeable sandwiches and burgers for Landlubbers. Take home a t-
Look forthe Jolly Rogers flying overthe west end of the Island
at 1010 Fort Pickens Road. We're here everyday at 11. 932-4139.
SIDELINE'S SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT
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 Thursday Wing Night. Burgers. Seafood and Ribs. Kids menu
for the JV players. Full bar. Indoor or outdoor seating. Video sports
Centrally located on Via de Luna, just east of the main parking
lot and the traffic light. Kick off at 11 a.m. seven days a week. 934-
OLIVE DROP MARTINI BAR
Clearly elegant martinis served in the signature Olive Drop
glass. Full bar. Live entertainment. Dancing.
Situated in the Soundside Market across Via de Luna from the
Hilton Garden Inn. Begin your experience at 11 o'clock any day.
MCGUIRE'S IRISH PUB
Even a bragging Irishman can't do justice to McGuire'swhere
the atmosphere is an authentic turn-of-the-century pub. McGuire's
has been named one ofAmerica's great steakhouses, and is world
famous for its culinary artistry. Dollar bills on the walls, a moose to
kiss and employees who give a damn! Try an Irish Wake or Senate
Open at 11 a.m. everyday. Easy drive to 600 East Gregory
Street in Pensacola. 850-433-6789 www.mcguiresirishpub.com
The "Almost World Famous Sandshaker"- a Pensacola Beach
Tradition since 1973. It's the Home of the Original Bushwacker
and has been selling this signature drink for over 30 years. The
Shaker was the 1st bar on the Beach to offer this tasty frozen
concoction. Live Music Thurs, Sat & Sun. Karaoke Tues, Fri. Tiki
Bar specials Fri-Sun. Iguana Grill open Thurs-Sunday
Across from the Fishing Pier on Pensacola Beach. Open
11am until 3am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshakerlounge.com
for photo gallery and event schedule.
THE ISLANDER LOUNGE
The oldest lounge on Pensacola Beach. Happy Hour 11 to 7.
Hot, crispy deli sandwiches from 11 to 11. DJ spins dance tunes 7
nites. Fri- Sun Live Music. Shuffleboard, video games, pool, football,
golf, bowling. Brass Pole. PokerWednesdays. Original music Tues-
days. Visit the upstairs Cypress Lounge, open air bar overlooking
downtown Pensacola Beach. Available for private parties.
Find us at 43 Via de Luna. Open Everyday, 11 a.m. til 2:30
a.m. www.islanderbar.com 850-932-9011.
October11, 2006 Island Times PAGE 11
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It's about waves...
People often ask me why
there's such a connection be-
tweenArt of Music and the art of
Surfing. This is a great question.
Okay, let's think basic science
The waves we ride in the
oceans on our surfboards and the
waves of sound and music we
experience are exactly the same
in many ways.
We ride waves that travel
sometimes thousands of miles to
reach us. As we catch these
waves we harness their harmonic
energy. We use our bodies and
surfboards for climbing and drop-
ping up and down the face of the
wave, painting our own song as
we go... forever changing our ap-
The waterscape is in con-
stant flux, like a rhythm, and no
song is the same.
There is no difference in mu-
sic theory. The notes travel up
and down in scale in patterns....
creating melodies, harmonies and
You see, waves are repeat-
ing patterns of amplitude and fre-
quency whether in the ocean, in
the air -just like the light we see
and the sounds we hear. The
same rules apply across the
It's all math folks!
So what have we learned?
Surfing and Music are the two art
forms of science.
The two are connected in a
very, very special way.
It's all about the waves!
Note: Now you can get an
MP3 player that you can wear in
the water, so you can jam out in
the tube. How cool is that?
Stay safe. Stay Stoked. Go
Walt Lumpkin bemoans the fact that he is only a part time resident
on Pensacola Beach. He and his wife, Cindy sometimes have to
leave the Beach to return to Marietta, GA. Walt says although the
sunsets are free at The Market, to him they are priceless.
Chris Luchsinger was given a hero's send off by his Gulf Breeze
neighbors last month when he reported for duty with his Army
Reserve unit which was mobilized to Iraq. His family was so touched
by the signs lining the street. The Luchsingers are (L to R) Madison,
11; Keegan, 8; and five-month-old Emma Faith is in his wife Daphne's
arms. Chris and Daphne were both raised on Pensacola Beach.
NEVER IDLE Pensacola Beach residents Mary Jo Tibbits, center,
and Angela Moore, right, congratulate the American Idol, Taylor Hicks
at a star studded event last month. The energetic Beach ladies are
both officers in the Krewe of Bananimals.
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Beach Chamber Business After Hours was hosted by
Accustaff at Paradise Bar and Grill September 26. Accustaff
provides the Toll Booth personnel on Pensacola Beach. Getting to
b c g the serious business of giving away door prizes are (L to R):
Fish Fear Them The Lively Ladies ventured out into the warm Gulf waters to do what they do Accustaff owner Julie Wells, Toll Facility Manager Richard Butler,
best fish. Red Snapper was the catch of the day, but a six foot shark did give one angler a thrill. winner Yvonne Stomp of JME, and Betsy Lewis of Accustaff.
Bringing in a box full of fish to the Beach Marina on Sunday, September 24 are front row (L to R): Deb Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commece Business After Hours
Friedman, Lynn Cieutat, Andrea Brunt, and Dee Riley. Anglers in the middle row include (L to R): Amy will be at 5:30, Tuesday, October 31 at the Hampton Inn.
DePew, Jackie Henderson, Susie Mardis, Liz Hewson and Mary Jo Archer. Showing off one of the day's
catch (background) are Tarsha Bechtol and Jeremy the Deckhand.
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October 11, 2006 Island Times PAGE 15
Weeks Tops Champions Game
The players might bluff, but
the cards don't lie. Winners are
crowned each week on Pensacola
Beach at the Texas Hold 'Em 4
Fun poker games which culmi-
nate in a monthly Champions
Showdown at the Paradise Bar
and Grill. The weekly winners for
September Michelle Bourgeois,
Paul Jones, Janie Uzdevenes, Tex
Atkinson, Tim Rinker, and J 0
Weeks gathered at the
S J.O. Weeks,
IE Jr. stayed
the rest of
gm 4the crew to
JO Weeks win brag-
John McNamara was second
and Waldo Defindorfin was
Weekly action at the water-
front poker scene puts players
at the Paradise Bar and Grill on
Monday nights. Tim Rinker
battled to a hard fought win on
September 25 with J.O. Weeks
as the runner-up. The first day
of October brought first time
player Greg Smith to the table.
He paired his Queens on the
river to take out Matt Conway
in an action packed night of
cards on the beautiful Santa
The Pensacola Beach his-
toric district hosts poker games
midweek with Chris Snow, a visi-
tor from Franklin, Indiana tak-
ing home top spot at The Is-
lander Lounge's September 27
Texas Hold 'Em 4 Fun game. The
following Wednesday, Karl
"Dakota" Lutz from Pensacola
road his cards to his first win
with Tim Rinker playing to sec-
"The night air is cooling off
and the action is heating up ev-
ery week," said promoter Rick
Uzdevenes. "Come out to play
or come out to cheer either
way you are going to have a
Everyone, 21 or older, is in-
vited to play. There is no charge
to play Texas Hold 'Em 4 Fun.
No experience is necessary but
a basic knowledge of the game
is required. Games start at 7 p.m.
Pensacola Beach time.
For more information or to
purchase poker wear, email Rick
DEALING DIVAS It's never too early to learn the fine art of card
playing especially when your grandparents are poker promoters
Rick and Janie Uzdevenes. Lezea and Kylie Brown played this hot
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The "new" looks this fall
seem to be retro-inspired, rang-
ing from the glamorous 1950s
through the oh-so tacky 1980s.
Maybe I've just been around so
long, I'm seeing everything come
Personally, I really love all of
these styles, so it's a great sea-
son for me.
#1 Red Lips. Nothing is sexier
than a pair of luscious red lips.
Find the shade that suits you.
Pinky-red for fair or beige skin,
golden or brick red for yellow or
olive tones, and a true blue-red is
good on just about everyone.
There are several ways to
wear this look. For daytime, use a
lip pencil to fill in your whole lip,
then cover with a nice gloss. If
you prefer lipstick instead, but the
color is just too much, apply
chapstick or gloss first, thenyour
lipstick right on top. This will
soften the color.
Always remember, if your
lips are bold, keep the rest of your
make-up neutral. You don't want
to be a Tammy Faye look-alike.
#2 Winged Eyeliner. Use it
for that 1960's Catwoman look!
Love it. This look is achieved with
liquid liner, which most women
find difficult to use. I prefer it.
Most products are waterproof
and last longer.
Start at your inner eye and
make small strokes at the base of
your lashes. If you concentrate
on this, the right amount will end
up on your lid. For the winged
effect, start on the outer third of
your lid, right over the line you
just drew and flatten the brush,
and slant up until you run out of
eye. A great compliment to your
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#3 Bold Brows. Thin is out.
Fat is in (yea!). Put down your
tweezers and pick up a brow
brush. Well groomed brows can
make orbreak your look. Brow gel
can keep them in place, as can a
toothbrush and some hairspray.
If they need filling in, pow-
ders are much more natural look-
ing than pencil, and come in a
variety of colors. If you're a red-
head, pick a shade made for
blondes. Have you ever seen a
person with red eyebrows?
#4 Last, but not least. Loose
Waves foryour hair. People, hang
up your flat irons, natural non-
uniform waves are back. I could
not be happier about this. Stick-
straight hair, parted down the
middle is for Marcia Brady. Let it
be free and touchable. Go with the
flow. If you have no wave, put a
few curls in, run your fingers
through it and go! What could
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'Tis The Season
It all starts with that first
piece of candy corn, then, before
you know it, the Christmas deco-
rations are in the stores, and you
start feeling the pressure and
stress Halloween, Thanksgiv-
ing, Christmas and New Year's
Eve are bearing down on you.
Family, friends, turkey dinner to
prepare, Christmas gifts to buy
and cards to send, work to be
done, schedules to meet. Oh, yes,
and, make time for you, your sig-
nificant other and family, too.
How will you ever get it all ac-
Start by gifting yourself!
Give yourself the permission- the
gift of rejuvenating rest each
night, and you'll have the energy
and enthusiasm to take on every
task, get every "to do" done in
ample time, and enjoy the holiday
season and those you love.
Surround yourself with com-
forting elegance in your master
bedroom your haven away from
the craziness of daily life.
the inside out. Surround yourself
with natural fibers a down mat-
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tress, pillows, mattress pads and
duvets, covered by linen sheets,
duvet covers, mattress covers,
pillowcases and shams. Natural
fibers allow your body to breathe
in purity, with no harsh chemicals
surrounding you as you rejuve-
nate each night.
Use down blankets and only
the finest thread quality sheets.
Down blankets and fine quality
sheets work with your body and
room temperature to combine for
the perfect sleep temperature.
Invest in the European Sleep
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EuroStandard and a neck roll -
are designed to work together
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T4 LI22ARD'S TONGUE . .
b y E .K H e w s o n ..------_
It was 15 years ago this
month that my husband, Harry,
and I were married at St. Ann's
Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze.
After an hour-long ceremony
blessed by both Father Kelley
and Pastor Jack Forest from the
United Church of Christ on the
Beach, Harry and I began ourjour-
ney as husband and wife. Our first
stop was Flounder's for our re-
ception followed by a night's
stay at the executive suite high
atop the Dunes Motel. The fol-
lowing morning we left for a two
week surf adventure along the
North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
While Harry surfed Pipeline,
I read. While Harry surfed Pipe-
line, I snorkeled in Hanauma Bay
compliments of the Turtle Bay
Resort. While Harry surfed Pipe-
line, I worked on my tan. While
Harry surfed Pipeline, I ran for
miles on stretches of uninhabited
sands. While Harry surfed Pipe-
line, I sat in our rented Jeep dur-
ing a torrential rain storm watch-
ing Harry surf Pipeline. While
Harry surfed Pipeline, I took pic-
tures of him shredding and rip-
ping. While Harry surfed Pipeline,
I picked up loads of trash off the
beach. While Harry surfed Pipe-
line, well you just fill in the blank.
After about a week, we had to
have a small discussion about
Pipeline. Of course, then there
was Sunset Beach.
What I eventually realized
was that the surf is almost always
good somewhere at the North
Shore in October and as a newly-
wed I wasn't about to argue with
the daily affirmation: "Perfect
wife, perfect waves. What more
could a guy ask for?" I guess I
found some consolation in that I
at least took top billing and that
surfing is not exactly an after dark
Throughout the past 15
years, Harry and I have gone on
quite a few surf-ventures to-
gether. We've chased waves
brought on by hurricanes, only
to be a few hours too late or
turned away from the water due
to lightning. Many of our surfaris
involved camping on the beach
inBaja, Mexico. Meaning I would
stay back, guard the camping gear
and watch the dogs, while Harry
went surfing. Can anyone say,
"Dos cervezas, por favor?"
We've even traveled back to
Oahu where we stayed in the to-
tal touristy section of Waikiki, but
somehow always found our-
selves back at the North Shore
and once even as spectators at a
professional big wave surfing
contest. At least the last two times,
I had our son, Har, to keep me
So last weekend when we
celebrated our 15th anniversary
with a mini-vacation to Atlantic
Beach, NC, I decided to take mat-
ters into my own hands. I
watched my husband lug his
overly long longboard to the
shore, get it all waxed and stand
it upright against his shoulder
Pensacola Beach Woman's Club members never forget a birth-
day. Birthday girls (L to R) Shelby Smith, Dot Kress, Bette Sprague,
and Ruby Mantooth shared cake during the lunch and business
meeting, Thursday, September 21 at the Beach Church. Members
also participated in a school supply drive to benefit local children.
The next meeting will be a pot luck luncheon Thursday, October 19
at Our Lady of Assumption's Hunt Hall.
imitating the classic 1964 picture
of Greg Noll checking out the
magnificently large waves at
where else, but Pipeline. Before
he could size up the next set of
two-foot waves, I grabbed the
board like I was a wild wahine on
a mission with a little Gidget
thrown in for good measure.
Next thing I knew I was knee
paddling my way out and getting
myself into position to catch a
wave, walk the nose, hang ten.
Like the song says, "catch a wave
and you're sitting on top of the
world." Okay, so maybe it took a
little practice and some coaching
from Harry before I was standing
and not falling off in three sec-
onds or less. I even managed to
walk the nose and hang ten once
or twice. By day's end, Harry had
come to accept the fact that I surf
goofy foot and I paddle with both
arms at the same time. I came to
realize that surfing is not only
good for the body, it's good for
Just like the rise and fall of
waves, marriage has its ups and
downs. And after 15 years and
counting, it's just a great feeling
to still be Harry's surfer girl. He
will always be my Big Kahuna.
Until next time...
St op n r a
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PAGE 18 Island Times October11, 2006
Blast From The Past Kid Rings Up Million
Pinball Points With Stereo Music Blaring
We have an old 1960's Di-
mension pinball machine at our
house. It belongs to my husband
Ralph, better known as Uncle.
And let me tell you that the new
electronic pinball machines don't
hold a candle, in my opinion, to
the old mechanical types. It has
whistles and bells and colors and
action. It is enthralling.
Well my nephew, McFlye
takes pinball to a whole new di-
mension. First of all, no pinball
game can be played properly un-
less the Pinball Wizard song is
blasting from the Who's Tommy
album. And the song is played
over and over and over again es-
pecially when McFlye hits his hot
streak. Once the side markers are
all down on both sides, free ball
Our pinball wizard, McFlye,
goes into a frenzy using me (his
Aunt Duckie) as a stand in, so he
can take a well-deserved break.
If that isn't enough as he
madly heads towards a million
points, he starts to set up chal-
lenges on top of the pinball ma-
chine. Yes, you read it correctly
and heard it first in Island Times,
challenges and obstacles.
What kind of challenges?
Lego armies set up, weaving in
and out atop the glass on the pin-
ball machine, obscuring vision
and making a player wonder
whether the flippers are hitting the
ball or not. It's now a game of sus-
pense and challenge!
McFlye resorts to sound to
track the weaving and winding of
the ball. And then as it becomes a
nail biter, he adds more armies!
Yet, I hear myselfyell, "score!"
Success follows. McFlye
scores over one million points.
Does he let success go to his
head? No way! He is thinking up
more challenges for his next game
on the vintage pinball machine
while I get the Who album and
record player ready.
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Bookworms are not an endangered species on Pensacola Beach.
Steve Cox, curator of the Northwest Florida Regional Library
System's Bookmobile says avid readers are plentiful on the Island
and he is ready to fill their needs. The Bookmobile arrives at the
Pensacola Beach Community Church parking lot each Tuesday
morning from 10 until noon. The decorated bus has a selection for
all ages and Steve can bring requested titles to the Beach for his
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PAGE 2 Island Times October11, 2006
Vintage or Modern
- Life's A Vette
As classic automobiles go,
Corvettes are among the classi-
est. And, Saturday, October 21,
spectators can get a close up view
of more than one hundred Cor-
vettes at the third annual Miracle
Strip Corvette Club's "Life's A
Vette" show. The show, on Casino
Beach, is open to the public from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at no charge.
Corvette registration will
begin at 8 a.m. and end at 10 a.m.
Trophies will be presented at 3
p.m. The after-the-show party
will be at Flounder's.
"We will have Corvettes
from the 1950s through 2006 on
display in the Casino Beach park-
ing lot next to the water tower,"
Rick Gordon, Beach resident and
show coordinator said. "The
show's purpose is number one to
Have you always wanted to
own a school bus? Now is your
chance. The original Pensacola
Beach Elementary School bus
has been retired and is for sale.
Call the school for details.
Students will be enjoying
cool rides to and from school in
their new air conditioned bus.
The date of the annual Fall
Festival was announced at the
PBES, Inc. Board meeting on
Monday, September 25. The pub-
lic is invited to the school event
which will be October 27.
The principal, Jeff
Castleberry, reported that the
Beach School is just doing great.
"We have a new building,
and new volunteers," he said. "I
am pleased that we are where we
are, but we are going to strive for
Fourth grade teacher, Susan
McLeod, gave the teachers' re-
port and updated the Board on the
writing program which has been
adopted at the Beach School.
The school offers parent-stu-
dent writing workshops and tu-
toring sessions. Currently, all stu-
dents take an Escambia Writes
test and fourth grade students
take a Florida Writes exam to as-
sess yearly performance.
An amended budget pre-
sented by Chris Bayer, treasurer,
was approved by the Board. The
budget reflects a surplus due to
revenues from increased enroll-
School governing board
meetings are open to the public.
The next meeting is at 6 p.m. on
October 23 at the school.
have some fun, meet others who
are Corvette enthusiasts, show off
your favorite Corvette, and raise
funds for Covenant Hospice."
Rick said the first Corvette
was manufactured in 1953 and
the oldest Vette expected at the
show is a 1957.
Most of the Corvettes will be
driven to the show, according to
Rick. "Corvette owners are driv-
ers," Rick said. "These cars are
just so much fun to drive. Very
few arrive on trailers."
Owning a Corvette is not
necessarily a macho male thing.
Rick estimates that women com-
prise forty percent of the mem-
bership of the Miracle Strip Cor-
Although Corvettes were
popular among Beach residents
because they are rust resistant,
Rick's car is the only one entered,
so far, in the local show. Nan
Harper who is frequently seen
cruising around the Beach in her
Vette, does not know if her car
will be out of the shop in time for
the show. "My car is having a
nose job," Nan said.
A few years ago, before she
retired, Molly McGuire drove her
beloved Irish green Corvette ev-
erywhere. If she still had it, her
car would be a star in the show.
Rick said the show would
include an exhibit from the Na-
tional Corvette Museum, located
in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
All Corvettes are manufac-
tured in one plant in Bowling
Green. Rick said his Corvette was
picked up at the factory just the
same as those fancy folks who
came from Europe to get their
Entry fee to participate in the
show is $20 which includes a t-
shirt, dash plaque and one door
Show sponsors work far
ahead, and have already an-
nounced that the Life's A Vette
show will be May 7, 2007 at the
Casino Beach parking lot.
SRIA Evaluates Fourteen Studies
Implementation Plans Considered
The Santa Rosa Island Au-
thority does not lack plans, vi-
sions, recommendations or stud-
ies all aimed in the direction
Pensacola Beach should go, be-
ginning in 1984, and running into
the future. What the Authority
does lack is the implementation
of the concepts contained in the
Dave Hemphill, Baskerville
Donovan Engineers, presented
the results of his review of the
ideas in 14 different documents
at the October 4 SRIA Commit-
"I was asked to evaluate
these studies because the SRIA
wanted to find out if we needed
another study or if we could dust
off some of these, look backward,
look forward, and gain some in-
sight," Dave said.
He noted that the 1988
Wallace, Roberts and Todd Com-
prehensive Land Use Plan was a
solid document. He also said
there was a common thread in
many of the studies.
Bill Griffith, chairman of the
Development and Leasing Com-
mittee recommended reviewing
"Let's take a look at what
Dave has done here," he said. "I
think we have enough informa-
tion without another study."
Bill suggested that the Board
look at what has been imple-
mented and what needs to be
"We can make a list of pri-
orities and see if there is any
money to fund the action," Bill
Dr. Tom Campanella com-
mented that he felt the SRIA has
already attained some of the goals
set forth in the studies.
"Short of financial setbacks
and storms we have done a good
job with this," he said.
Results of the SRIA evalua-
tion of the Hemphill presentation
will be on the November 1 Com-
mittee Meeting agenda.
Residents and visitors will
soon know where and when civic
organizations and churches meet
on the island since the Board gave
conceptual approval to a 6.5 by
10 foot road sign, naming each
organization with date, time and
place of meetings. The design and
placement of the sign will be de-
termined by the Authority.
Walls of sand which resi-
dents are building as hurricane
protection are springing up on the
Beach. The SRIA's concern with
some of the berms is that they are
encroaching on public land. This
item will be held until Novem-
ber. A new survey will be needed
to see if these sand walls are ex-
tending into public access.
Dave Hemphill brought a
sample of the lighting system pro-
posed for Ft. Pickens Road. The
lighting is turtle friendly, but the
SRIA will decide whether to light
the entire roadway orjust the bike
Progress on rebuilding and
demolition at the Tiki Motel and
Holiday Townhouses came be-
fore the Board.
Jim Reeves, one of the own-
ers, told the Board he was wait-
ing to see if one of the buildings
at the Tiki could be rebuilt rather
than demolished. Once that deci-
sion has been made, he will
present his proposal to the Island
Authority. The Holiday
Townhouse property's future,
which is zoned motel or residen-
tial, is under consideration as
well. Reeves asked for, and was
granted, a thirty day extension on
proposals for both properties.
Possibilities for a bait shop
and restaurant at the Gulf Fish-
ing Pier are in limbo as Chris
Cadenhead reported that the
Health Department required
more square footage if the two
businesses were in one build-
ing. Also, parking restrictions
would limit the size of the res-
taurant to a capacity of 28 seats
which Cadenhead said was not
The Board will revisit this
item along with additional
parking at Quietwater Beach
parking lot at their November
Santa Rosa Island Author-
ity Committee Meetings will be
Wednesday, November 1 at the
SRIA office on Via de Luna.
The meetings which start at 5
p.m. are open to the public.
Tee Up For Legion Post Charities
Dust Off Your Putter For Beach Tourney
If you're a real duffer or a
real pro, there's a place for you
in the Sixth Annual Putt Putt
Golf Outing, sponsored by the
Pensacola Beach American Le-
gion Post 379. This year's event
will be at Island Golf and
Games (next door to Crab's) on
October 14. Registration begins
at 10 a.m. and tee off time is 11
a.m. Registration fee is $10 per
"Players can form their
own foursome or we will put in-
dividual entrants on a team,"
Chuck L'Oignon, Post Com-
Prizes will be awarded to
first, second and third in each
flight and also for those getting
Children and adults are
welcome to play, but young-
sters under 14 must play on a
team with at least one parent,
according to Chuck.
All proceeds go to the Le-
gion Post's charities including
the Veterans' Nursing Home,
Boys State, Veterans Hospital
Christmas Party, and a number
Players can register in ad-
vance at the Pensacola Beach
Visitor's Center. For more infor-
mation call Chuck at 572-2981.
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SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, EDITOR
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Barefoot on the Beach
By Jane Waters Cooper
Does time really ever stand
still? Does time really fly when
you're having fun? I thought a lot
about time recently when my
daughter, Liz and grandson Harry
arrived for a ten day visit. Ten
whole days! It seemed like it
would be such a nice, long lei-
But, there was so much for
Liz and Harry to do.
All the family gathered the
day they arrived to get them off
to a running start. And, run they
did. Harry went off with his Aunt
Candy who had planned days of
Lego building, shopping, movie
watching and plenty of other ac-
tivities, all geared to entertain her
Liz spent her first night on
the island with her sister Shelley
and about 40 biker chicks at their
annual slumber party. From then
on, it was all non-stop. Liz man-
aged to link up with all her old
beach friends at lunches and
cocktails. She played poker with
the Beach's Texas Hold 'Em 4 Fun
gang, fished offshore with the
Lively Ladies, and went to Blues
on the Beach. She was the origi-
nal whirling dervish from sun up
until she at last found time to call
it a night.
Finally, the whole family got
together to spend an afternoon
at the Seafood Festival. And then,
it was Monday night, and the New
Orleans Saints were playing on
national television. All of us
former Orleanians had really
looked forward to the game, never
anticipating such an incredible
finish. It was the final night of Liz
and Harry's vacation.
Suddenly, it was Tuesday
morning. Liz and Harry packed
up, climbed in their car to drive to
the airport, and waved goodbye.
Poof! Just like that. The ten days
had evaporated like a fleeting
Time is supposed to be stan-
dard, unchangeable, day in and
night out, as the earth rotates
Weekend in Disney World
Lying on the Beach in June
Living on Pensacola Beach
around the sun. I have news for
this spinning planet where we
live, time is a capricious pirate.
Time is fickle. The unscientific
proof is tabulated in Jane's time
table. See chart below.
You can't hold time in your
hand. You can't keep it in a bottle.
You can't make it go backward.
You can't push it forward. So, it's
best to follow the advice of the
wisest philosophers of the ages.
"Savor the moment."
Time is like a debit card. You
have twenty-four hours in your
possession every day to use any
way you want. Some of your time
is already dedicated to work or
school, eating and sleeping, get-
ting caught in traffic snarls and
mowing the lawn. Mostly, the rest
of the hours are yours.
You can fly to the moon,
waltz with the penguins in Ant-
arctica, help build a Habitat
house, hug your kids, spend a few
minutes with an elderly neighbor,
baby sit for a younger neighbor,
or just hang out.
The hours are yours to keep
for one who day. You can squan-
der them, create fabulous paint-
ings, write heart rendering poetry,
dance, sing, or tell jokes.
And, here I am, already look-
ing forward to Liz's next visit. I
don't know when it will be, so I
need to find a whole lot of fun to
make the time fly. However, I must
calm down and count my bless-
ings. I'll follow the ways of those
ancient who sit around with their
legs crossed beneath them. "Ah
go forth and smell the roses along
the pathway of life."
First, I have to take time to
see if any roses are blooming on
Pensacola Beach. If I don't find
them, I guess I'll just stop and
smell the Panic Grass.
Letters To The Editor
MORE INDIAN MOMENTS
As always I eagerly await
the arrival of my Island Times.
I open and immediately turn to
Jane's Barefoot on the Beach.
This week imagine my surprise
on the subject. It must be Kis-
I, too, have a special story
which Jane helped me to find
stuck in my mother board, my
memory bank in the brain.
Maybe my fascination
with the Indian cultures
lifestyles etc... began as a child
of 6 or 7 at a large family reunion
held in Idaho. My fantastic
beloved outgoing fun Auntie
Barbara would grab me, sit me
in her lap, and tell me wondrous
stories of me being an Indian
Princess. I believe the love
continued or deepened when
watching television with my fa-
ther, you know, the old west-
erns and I always rooted for the
Indians. Why didn't they ever
My awakening followed
me through life when in a high
school history class, we had to
do a project selecting two In-
dian tribes. My project was a
success with the help of two
great parents. My funny dad
who finally learned how to work
with paper mache' instead of
saws, nails, etc. made the Hopi
village. You know they built
their homes on cliffs and the
remains are still out west. Then
it came time for the verbal and I
got to Chief Joseph and all I
could do is cry.
Never got to tap dance
with an Indian Chief.
Please keep telling your
stories. Hugs and kisses to my
beach family. With the help of
Island Times the stories will go
on and the connection will stay
in tact, and for that I am grate-
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Speed of Light
Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
Did Mickey Mouse turn the clocks forward?
Help, I've been lobsterized I was only out there 15 minutes.
It has to be later than 7 o'clock
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BEST LITTLE YACHT CLUB
Local skippers are still dis-
covering "The Best Little Yacht
Club on the Gulf," the Pensacola
BeachYacht Club. New members
welcomed aboard last month are
Robert and Nancy Born,
Pensacola Beach; Dale and Julie
Anderson, Gulf Breeze; Bob
Kriegel and Ed and Kay Rankin,
YIPEE YI O
Jackie Henderson took her
son, Thomas and his buddy, Matt
Schang, to Arkansas during their
recent school break to visit
Jackie's mother. Matt outfitted
himself for the trip to the "north-
west" with a cowboy hat, boots
Beth and David Morgan of
Pensacola Beach and Baton
Rouge have returned from a va-
cation in Italy. They drove the
backroads and savored wine tast-
ing and feasting in quaint old Ital-
Batten down the hatches.
Lock up the kegs. Clear the streets
for action. A South Florida wind
is blowing Lenny and Murph
back to the Beach for a five day
blowout. Headquarters will be at
Bobby D's and the Shaker. Go find
them. They will be waiting.
Did you happen to notice
that Conner Cagle and Jim and Lila
Cox were among the 70,000 spec-
tators at Monday Night Foot-
ball? The thrill of a Saints fan's
lifetime was watching the team
rack up 23 points against a pow-
erful Atlanta team. Geaux, Saints.
Poker mogul, Rick
Uzdevenes, wants to know if we
should panic over the discovery
that Panic Grass is sprouting in
Beach dunes. Who knows?
Would a plant by any other name
Stormy Gale is brewing up a
Category Five birthday party and
wants all her friends to come to
The Islander Lounge, Saturday,
October 21 at 8 p.m. Stormy's likes
to blow out some candles and
raise a little money for charity
every year. She says that's the
best present anyone could re-
Christy Jones spent a recent
weekend in Anniston visiting her
family. She hates to leave her
Beach family but she had a list of
relatives Chris, Buffi and James,
Maleia, Malichai, Matthew, and
her mom who all wanted to see
her. How did she fit all that into
Chrissy Cook, president of
the Pensacola Beach Woman's
Club has announced that the
group will meet at noon on the
third Thursday of the month at
Hunt Hall in Our Lady of the As-
sumption Mission on Pensacola
Beach. New faces are welcome.
Summer Schuler learned to
swim on Pensacola Beach. The
high school student is now breez-
ing by the competition as a mem-
ber of the Gulf Breeze High School
Swim Team. Summer lives on the
island with her parents Vicki and
Where will you find them?
A few wrong guesses made
their way to our trivia box in an-
swer to last issue's question until
Sandi Johnson emailed the cor-
rect answer. We moved into the
political arena and came up with
this question, "What is the name
of the Florida Senator-Elect who
ran unopposed in District 4?"
The correct answer is Don Gaetz.
Sandi, who lives in Portofino, gets
the Island Times t-shirt.
District 4 includes Pensacola
Beach so the new Senator will be
overseeing Island constituents.
He lives in Niceville with his wife
Vicky, and children Erin and Matt.
We're sticking with politics,
again, this week. "Who is the self-
styled Mayor of Pensacola Beach
whose office is a chair in the sand
at Casino Beach?" (Clue: He fre-
quently holds meetings with bi-
kini clad ladies.) To win the t-shirt,
be the first to email the correct
Rules are the same.
Email your answer with
"Trivia" in the subject line to
fore 5 p.m. October 18. Be sure
to include your name and phone
Students Log Onto Weekly Awards
The Computer Lab is a new
amenity at the Beach School, but
the students are responding to
the lessons like old pros.
"Students are excelling in the
Computer Lab which offers soft-
ware lessons to compliment their
classwork," said computer
teacher Monika Springer.
School kids who were chosen as
Computer Lab Students of the
Week on September 15 are: Kin-
dergarten Hannah May; first
grade, Blair Amberson; second
grade, Shelby Dunne; third
grade, Marley Taylor; fourth
grade, Katt Crowdis, and fifth
grade Drew Holk. Students of the
Week tapped on September 22 are
Kindergarten, Thomas Niven;
first grade, Zosia Uszok; second
grade, Daniel Green; third grade,
Maguire Foreste; fourth grade,
Ian Price, and fifth grade, Gunnar
Knost. Students are recognized
for hard work and good citizen-
ship in the computer lab.
Beach School student Colin
Hightower, who has a special Monika.
knack for working with comput-
ers, is the official computer tech
assistant to Mrs. Springer.
"Colin has been my helperfor
two years. The kid is amazing. I
am very proud and grateful for his
help in the computer lab, said
hefamily that kickstogether, sticks together"
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Islanders Respond To SRIA Abolition Attempt
We should keep the SRIA as
it is the only buffer between the
Board of County Commissioners
(BCC) and the Beach. Mike
Whitehead is no stranger to Is-
landers. He has tried to take con-
trol of the Beach when he was first
elected to the BCC some years
ago and is at it again. He is an
egomaniac. He will do anything
to keep his name visible in any
way that he can; good or bad.
Remember the hunting trip? Tona
De Mers (PBRLA President) is for
incorporation. I agree with her. I
was one of the people who
worked on Incorporation some
years back and remember
Whitehead's comment, at one
time, when he said to one of our
members, "I dare you". He wants
to control this island so badly that
he will do anything, even break
the law, to get control.
The SRIA has done a good
job. It is in a unique position, that
no matter what the members do,
there will always be someone who
will disagree with some of their
decision on certain issues. That's
the nature of the beast. As for as
incorporating the beach in a city,
the work has already been done
and it is the only way that we can
become independent of the BCC.
We took a poll back then and 90%
of the islanders voted for incor-
poration. Whitehead wants the
revenue so that he can make his
constituency benefit. He is typi-
cal of a small-time politician. He
gets a little power and then tries
to gobble as much as he can.
Don't be fooled by his rhetoric.
It's all for Whitehead and no one
else. Folks, he'll drop you like a
hot potato if it suits his purpose.
I would like to comment on
the recent attempt by the
Escambia County Commission to
abolish the Santa Rosa Island
This effort is a political power
grab, plain and simple!!! There is
no practical reason to consider
eliminating the SRIA. There is,
however, a political agenda. Ask
yourself why is "a county
commissioner" proposing this
course of action? Why is the is-
sue to eliminate the SRIA?
The SRIA is performing its
mandate. It can and should do
better, but it's working. Where is
the outcry from beach residents
Where are the articles in lo-
cal news media reporting gross
incompetence? How about cor-
ruption? Have our political lead-
ers voiced concern expressed by
their constituents that the SRIA
is mishandling its responsibilities,
abusing its authority? Where is
the consensus from those of us
who are directly dealing with the
SRIA? Do you see what is obvi-
ous? There is no indication that
the SRIA is under attack by its
These things are not evi-
dent. There is no motivation to
fix a problem. So, we have to con-
clude that this decision comes
from those who are not using due
diligence, not guided by popular
demand, and not acting on behalf
of those of us who call Pensacola
Beach home. You have to ask
yourself, where did this issue
When decisions are made
without due diligence, it means
that those decisions are made
because they are part of an
agenda or made in ignorance.
Someone decides a course of
action based on their own per-
sonal agenda and not on the ra-
tional merits imposed by due dili-
gence. This is what's happening.
It is not a difference of opin-
ion. It is not ignorance!
Consider the recent effort by
the county to tax improvements
on leased property which the
county owns on Pensacola
Beach. If the county were to win
this suit, what would their next
move be? Maybe they would try
to build out the beach to maxi-
mize revenue from property taxes.
When I say build out, I mean
change zoning and densities and
rout the beach as we know it. If
the county also took direct con-
trol of the beach, wouldn't it be
able to implement a new Compre-
hensive Land Use Plan?
Now, let's talk about "a
county commissioner". I've never
met the man and I have no per-
sonal axe to grind. So, I can not
say with certainty what his moti-
vation is, but I can deduct from
the situation some observations
about potential outcomes. If the
SRIA were to be abolished, the
county would assume direct con-
trol over the level of service to
beach leaseholders. It would as-
sume direct control of all rev-
enues generated by Pensacola
Beach. So, the county could make
the decision to minimize service
levels and increase revenue to
maximize the net contribution to
With county coffers flush
with property taxes, with control
over development, with control
over service levels, with control
over appraisals, and with control
over millage rates, what would
motivate the county to adopt a
moderate growth plan? How
would "a county commissioners
political base react to more money
for his district? Would it make him
more popular? Would it make him
more powerful? Would that con-
centrated power make a better
candidate for higher political of-
In summary, I see nothing
good, for the beach, coming from
abolishing the SRIA. I do see the
threat of destroying the beach.
We should all object to this course
of action and invite all beach lov-
ers to strongly voice your con-
Great job on the coverage of
the SRIA. I'd be interested in
what kind of response you get.
Thanks for everything,
Lila S. Cox
I certainly got the wonder-
ful weather I have been asking
for. And what a lovely night for
Lynn Cieutat's September 29
birthday celebration. My grand-
son, Jesiah, shares Lynn's birth-
day, so this was the first time I
was able to celebrate with her,
since we had Jesiah's celebra-
tion on Saturday. That also co-
incided with the Dee Lambert's
SOB Bridal Shower, which I co-
hostessed. Dee is Deb
Friedman's daughter. So, I had
quite the busy week and week-
end, but I managed to attend ev-
Sam Magee was a superb
captain on their new pontoon
boat, where she very smoothly
carried us from the Elks Lodge,
past the awesome sunset, un-
der the bridge and to Paradise
Bar. Once we arrived at the dock
behind Paradise, a very sweet
young man named Tyler as-
sisted in catching and tying off
lines for the boat.
After some entertainment
and food, we sailed back to the
Elks so that Captain Sam could
participate in the celebration
that continued through several
beach bars and back to Paulette
Provost's until late into the
night. We may be older, but we
still got it! (We just don't know
what or where it is!)
Okay, so I'm exhausted and
I have a lot still to do; such as
painting my house. It's an ab-
solute thrill to see Tony and
Pam Scott, next door, moving
into their new home after living
in FEMA trailers!
I would also like send two
very special "Happy Birthday"
wishes to Deb Friedman and
There was a little confu-
sion on when the relatives were
i bry martini
y [atbi lewis
coming but we've worked it out
for this weekend. Yea, the cav-
alry is on the way!
This also brings us to this
week's recipe, since it's one I
would love for my sister Gail to
cook for us.
First, I have to tell you
about someone who said to me,
"You put a recipe into every one
of your columns!"
I replied that indeed I did,
it is a cooking column. I know I
disguise it well, sometimes. We
laughed and laughed. Everyone
needs to laugh more! But it's a
cooking column, so, let's
Cream Cheese Puff
2 packages Crescent Rolls
2 pkgs. Cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
12 Cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tsp. milk
1 tsp. butter flavoring (if
Line 8 X8 baking pan with
one pack of crescent rolls,
pinching seams to close. Mix
cream cheese, egg, sugar and
vanilla thoroughly. Pour and
spread over crescent rolls. Use
second package of crescent
rolls to make a crust on top of
mixture, again pinching seams.
Bake at 350 degrees until golden
brown (approx. 15 to 20 min-
utes) Combine ingredients for
glaze and pour over warm Cream
Enjoy, share with a neigh-
bor. Join the Krewe of Wrecks
and I'll see you in the kitchen...
- -- --
Melanie Waite wears many hats mom, grandmother, Beach
turtle monitor, Mardi Gras Queen and educator. She hung up her
teacher's hat on September 29 after forty years in education. A
reception in her honor was hosted at Gulf Breeze Middle School
where she always was a friendly face to the Pensacola Beach
students. Melanie says she might just be the Beach Bum of the
Year next year.
The Sisters of the Beach
showered Deanna Lambert
with love and good wishes at
her September 30 wedding
shower. She donned the
traditional hat made from
ribbons and bows for good
luck. Mom Deb Friedman and
a group of the beach sisters
will travel to South Carolina for
the November 10 wedding.
Deanna is a graduate of
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School and Gulf Breeze High
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grape as Spain's albarino, which pro-
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own light, spritzy personality with hints
of citrus. Its low alcohol content (about
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Hint: Vinho Verde is intended to be
Portugal is famous for some of its finer
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HE'S UP TO PAR
Dennis Remesch, Realtor
with Re/Max on the Coast, has
been elected to the PensacolaAs-
sociation of Realtors Board of
Directors. Energetic Dennis says
he's ready to serve.
THE REAL THING
The Pensacola Beach Cham-
ber of Commerce is welcoming the
newest member, Jana Price of
Coca Cola. She was introduced
at last month's business meeting.
The Beach's latest towers at
the Hilton Garden Inn will be com-
pleted by May 15, 2007, accord-
ing to Kim Jemigan in the Hilton's
John Pinzino, Island Realty,
called to voice his appreciation
for all the details on the SRIA in
the last issue of Island Times.
"Best paper so far," John said.
FIFTEEN YEARS OF
GOOD HAIR DAYS
Don't be surprised if you see
Danah's Hair Studio girls danc-
ing in the streets on October 11.
They will be celebrating fifteen
years of beautifying beach
women and trimming beach guys.
FRIEND TO YOUTH
Island Times fishing colum-
nist Pete Della Ratta is trying to
get kids hooked on good things
like fishing and community spirit.
Pete, athletic director at
Woodlawn Beach Middle School,
was recognized by the Gulf Breeze
Optimist Club for his efforts. He
was awarded the Outstanding
Service Award for organizing Jun-
ior Optimist Clubs in Gulf Breeze.
Let the good times roll onto
Pensacola Beach! The Krewe of
Wrecks will kick off the Mardi
Gras season Monday, October 30
at Bobby D's at 6:30. Costumes
The Pensacola Beach life-
guards will pack up their sun
bleached towers until next spring
according to Bob West, manager
SRIA Safety Department. The last
day for lifeguards in the towers
will be Sunday, October 22. There
will still be two lifeguards on duty
to change the surf warning flags
and respond to emergencies.
Frankie & Stu Reynolds
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Journey To Road Repair Completion Through National Seashore Slow Going
Pensacola Beach residents
who have been looking forward
to hearing an announcement that
road rebuilding would soon start
on County Road 399 to Navarre
and the roadway into Fort
Pickens will have a long wait in
front of them.
ColleenM. Castille, secretary
of the Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection, sent an
update on rebuilding the roads in
the Gulf Islands National Sea-
shore locations to Buck Lee, gen-
eral manager of the Santa Rosa
"Unfortunately it does not
look too promising at this time,"
The first segment of
Escambia County Road 399 is pro-
jected to open to the public from
Navarre Beach to Opal Beach as
early as April of 2007. The sec-
tion from Pensacola Beach to
Opal Beach will be open at about
the same time to emergency ve-
hicles only. The scheduled date
for the reopening of the road from
Pensacola Beach to Opal Beach
is the Spring of 2008.
"After Ivan 399 was open to
everyone within 8 months," Buck
said. No\\ we are looking at
three years from the time Hurri-
cane Dennis destroyed the road
until its opening."
The report by Mollie Palmer,
DEP deputy chief of staff, was
sent to Deena Reppen, DEP chief
of staff. The report follows:
This is an update on the De-
partment of Environmental
Protection's efforts to support
road rebuilding and beach
renourishment at Gulf Islands
Sections of the road in Gulf
Islands National Seashore on
Santa Rosa Island were destroyed
by several storms in 2004 and
2005. The Fort Pickens area (lo-
cated west of Pensacola Beach)
and the Santa Rosa area (located
between Pensacola Beach and
Navarre Beach) roads remains
Over the past year, DEP has
worked with the National Park
Service (NPS) to encourage them
to allow a beach renourishment/
dune restoration project that
would not only provide a healthy
beach system, but also provide
sufficient protection for a rebuilt
roadway. Should the Navy dredge
Pensacola Pass, we would have
8,000,000 cubic yards of sand
Although the NPS initially
did not want a beach
renourishment project, preferring
to "let nature take its course" and
initially agreed to placement of
only 500,000 cubic yards of sand
on their beach, they have more
recently agreed to 2,600,000 cu-
bic yards. However, they have not
agreed to allow the placement of
this material in front of the dam-
aged roadways. DEP staff contin-
ues efforts to convince NPS to
allow this material to be used to
protect the roadway.
On June 2, the Federal High-
way Administration notified the
NPS that they would not fund
road work at the National Sea-
shore without a minimum amount
of hardened underground protec-
I also recently learned from
Navy Regional Southeast that the
Navy no longer plans to dredge
Pensacola Pass. Nevertheless,
we intend to continue the permit-
ting process for the Pass dredg-
ing and beach renourishment so
the Navy/Corps will have a per-
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dredge the pass in the future or
for periodic maintenance dredg-
In September 2005, Secretary
Castille contacted Fran Mainella
encouraging the NPS to consider
some level of beach and/or dune
restoration, which DEP believes
would provide sufficient protec-
tion for a rebuilt road. Secretary
Castille directed DEP staff to work
with the Gulf Islands National
Seashore and other parties to
support rebuilding of the road.
Beginning in fall 2005, DEP
participated in a Corps of Engi-
neers working group on the
dredging of Pensacola Pass,
which would provide a sand
source for beach and dune
renourishment at the National
OnMarch 10, 2005, Secretary
Castille sent a letter to Fran
Mainella asking about the parks
road rebuilding progress, request-
ing that the NPS reassess the
b1 4 r fit ; A i +d t
beach within the national sea-
shore and offering assistance in
repairing the road.
In March, I talked to the Na-
tional Seashore superintendent
about our desire for beach
renourishment and support for
the road rebuilding.
DEP staff has met several
times with National Seashore staff
to brief them on the benefits of
beach renourishment. These
meetings have resulted in the
NPS agreeing to accept more
sand on their beach. Staff is hope-
ful that the NPS will allow beach
placement on Santa Rosa Island
to protect the Ft. Pickens road-
way. However, there will not be
sufficient sand to protect the road
between Navarre Beach and
Should the Navy decide to
dredge in the future and the NPS
accept beach renourishment, DEP
will work with the Federal High-
way Administration to document
to them that a beach
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provide sufficient protection to
the roadway with out a seawall.
DEP will continue to work
with all parties to support beach
renourishment and road rebuilding
at Gulf Islands National Seashore.
Junkanooi Roll Out The Barrel
Members of the Krewe of
Junkanoo are the first to jump
aboard the Mardi Gras train by
throwing an Octoberfest Party at
the Sandshaker Lounge, Saturday,
October 14, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
There will be a great selection
of German foods, and barrels of
beer. Oom pah music will be by
"We're going to mix the spirit
of Mardi Gras and the fun of
Octoberfest together to come up
with an exciting Junkanoo festival,"
said Marcia Wiles, speaking on
behalf of the Krewe.
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Nation's Athletes Swarm Pensacola Beach FJUe o0
800 Competitors Arrive in November P00
Members of the Pensacola will include a fireworks display, Beach would continue on Tues- presec ts
Beach Chamber of Commerce live bands, and entertainment, day nights through October. ,Il
heard an exciting presentation Anyone who wants to sign Chamber membership is
at their September 26 business up as a volunteer to help dur- open to businesses and also to FV.R
meeting, when Richard Berg,
University of West Florida ath-
letic director and Ray Palmer,
executive director of the
Pensacola Sports Association,
gave a preview of the NCAA
Division II Fall Festival, which
will be held November 14-19.
Seventy teams totaling 800 ath-
letes from all over the United
States will make Pensacola
Beach their Olympic style vil-
lage during the competition.
Opening ceremonies will be
at Seville Square in Pensacola
with a parade of athletes, live
entertainment and exhibits.
"Athletes will compete in
cross country running, field
hockey, volleyball and soccer,"
Berg said. "Also, they will work
on a number of Habitat for Hu-
manity homes while they are
Palmer estimates the eco-
nomic impact of the event lo-
cally at $1,181,750. This figure
is from the athletes only and
does not include parents, fans
and support groups.
Closing ceremonies will be
at Flounder's on November 19
from 7 to 10 pm. The ceremony
ing the competition can do so
on October 19 at Seville Quar-
ter. Details on ticket sales will
In their regular business
meeting, Sandy Johnston,
Chamber executive director, an-
nounced that Blues on the
individuals. For membership in-
formation and applications, call
Sandy Johnston at 850-932-1500.
The next business meeting
is at 8:30 at the Comfort Inn on
Tuesday, October 31. Business
After Hours is the same day at
5:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn.
at the Sandehaker
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October 11. 2006
October 11,2006 Island Times PAGE 9
Cross in the Sand
Dr. Chuck Randle
Pensacola Beach Community Church
Somewhere I read that those the four lane highway work to
who forecast hurricanes have be completed in early 2007; re-
predicted that there will be just cycling will be a reality on the
one more major hurricane this beach; and many of the homes
season. That's good news for and businesses on Pensacola
those of us who live on the Beach will be ready for occu-
coastal areas. There has been a pancy during 2007.
lot of good news lately people October is not necessarily
in the hospital who have been known for being a "good news
given encouraging news; one of month" we can be grateful and
our local celebrities going to do hope that November and Decem-
a ten-week show in Las Vegas; ber follow suit.
Beach School Hosts Fall Festival
It's coming back, bigger and
better than ever. The Pensacola
Beach Elementary School Fall
Festival is returning to the
school grounds on October 27
from 5 to 7 p.m. and it will be a
premier event, according to Fes-
tival Committee member Katie
"We want to invite the en-
tire community," Katie said.
"We want everyone to know
that we are planning an awe-
some silent auction."
There will be something for
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
5 P.M. TO 7 P.M.
United Church of Christ
Via de Luna & Avenida 18
Our Lady of the
Via de Luna & Avenida 18
everyone including the famous
beach barbecue by Wally
Pecevich. There will be several
large inflatable slides, a moon
walk and obstacle course.
"No festival is complete with
out a clown and a cake walk,"
Katie said. "Of course, we will
have lots and lots of traditional
Cotton candy and popcorn
booths will round out Wally's
For more information, call
Katie Cronin at 850-255-4825.
Bring Carved Pumpkins to Halloween Party at Hunt Hall
Our Lady of the Assumption
Mission is pleased to announce
their Halloween Party/ Spaghetti
Dinner is Friday, October 27, 6
p.m. in Hunt Hall at 920 Via de
Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach.
Reservations are required and
admission is $5 per person over
12 years old, $3 for small chil-
dren, and infants are free. The
famous beach meal will include
salad, spaghetti with meatball
sauce, garlic bread, dessert, cof-
fee, or iced tea. Wine by the glass
is available as well as a mulled
We will have games, costume
contests for adults and children,
and a pumpkin carving contest
with prizes for best dressed, most
original and scariest pumpkins.
Carve your pumpkin before you
come and bring it with you to the
party for judging. Celebrity
judges will include Pete Moore
and Nina Fritz.
To make your reservation, call
Dottie Hepworth at 916-1681 by
October 23. Proceeds go to Our
Lady of the Assumption Mission.
Artists Ready To Brush Up On Watercolor Skills
Move over Whistler and
Wyeth, Beach artists are going to
let their inner artist blossom at
Our Lady of the Assumption's
Watercolor classes. The church,
which is located at 920 Via de
Luna, Pensacola Beach, will be
offering watercolor classes to the
public (even if you can't draw a
Classes will be held in Hunt
Hall on Wednesday mornings
from 9 a.m. till noonbeginning Oc-
tober 18. The classes will run six
weeks with the participants com-
pleting a painting each week.
Supplies will be available if
needed. All proceeds will be do-
nated to Our Lady of the Assump-
To register contact Karen
Pensacola Beach Woman's Club Meeting
Thursday, October 19
Hunt Hall, Our Lady Catholic Mission
Tuesday, Oct. 17 Tuesday, Oct. 24
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