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THEY'RE HERE -All eyes are on the skies above Pensacola Beach when the United States Navy's Flight Demonstration Team performs its aerial maneuvers
during Red, White and Blues week, July 8-11. Thousands of fans will flock to the Island to experience the thrills of the Blue Angels Air Show. For complete details
and schedule, see page 2.

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Spectacle In The Sky Returns To Pensacola Beach

The thrill never goes away.
Goose bumps pop out in spite of the
hundred degree temperatures on the
Beach. The minute the first of the
Blues swoops noisily into the sky
above the Beach thousands of spec-
tators jammed together on the
ground erupt in applause and cheers
that can be heard all up and down
the streets. Many of the viewers are
back again after seeing countless air
shows, but the tempo of the show
gets better and better for longtime
spectators as well as newcomers.
The Blues are the talk of the town
for days in advance of their stun-
ning performance and lingers on for
days and days following.
Red, White and Blues Week,
open to the public at no charge, kicks
off slowly but not quietly on
Wednesday, July 8. Jets One and
Four fly circle and arrival maneuvers
at 8 a.m. followed by Jets Five and
Six performing at 9 a.m. and the be-
loved C-130 Fat Albert, takes off at
9:50 a.m. The Blues will also hold a
practice session at 2 p.m. on Thurs-
day, July 9.
Fortunately, spectators can see
the entire Blue Angels Air Show on
Friday, July 10. The show whichbe-
gins at noon is a full dress rehearsal
complete withback up performances
by various pilots and groups.
The main show with the pilots
flying F/A-18 Hornets and a num-
ber of flight demos will begin at noon
on Saturday, July 11. Aircraft and
teams participating are as follows:

12:15 p.m. Water in front of show
area is cleared for safety
12:30 p.m. Julian MacQueen's
Grumman Widgeon G44
12:35 p.m. US Coast Guard Search
and Rescue (SAR) demonstration
in an HH-65 Dolphin

12:45 p.m.
12:55 p.m.
1:05 p.m.

1:20 p.m.
1:40 p.m.
1:50 p.m.
2:00 p.m.

Skip Stewart's Modified
Pitts Special
Gary Ward's MX2 sport
Aeroshell Acrobatics
Team, WWll North
American AT-6 Texans
Swimmers are allowed
back into the water
Water is cleared again for
the main event
Fat Albert, C-130
Blue Angels F/A-18

All these events are open to the
public free of charge and are out-
doors. Weather conditions may
change the events without prior
Spectators are cautioned that
this week is one of the hottest of the
year. Precautions should be taken
in order to protect yourself from a
trip to the emergency room.
Come early and stay late. Traf-
fic coming onto the beach and leav-
ing the beach will be clogged. Don't
let it get you down. Play some min-
iature golf, eat dinner, swim, or take
a relaxing ride in one of the air con-
ditioned trolleys.
Special attraction this year is
a free screening by Baptist Hospital
for melanoma and non-melanoma
skin cancers, both are related to sun
exposure. The screening will be at
the Public Safety Building on Casino
Beach from 8 a.m. to noon on July
10 and 11.
*Bring tents and other shade
devices, plenty of water and sun-
screen. The Krewe of Bananimals
will be selling water as a benefit for
the Santa Rosa Kid's House. They
will be located under the big tent at
Casino Beach.
The Gazebos along
Quietwater Beach and Ft. Pickens
Gate have barbecue grills. Have a

Best view is in the Core Area.
However, bits and pieces of the show
can be seen from vantage points all
over the Beach.
Boat traffic is just about as
dense as vehicular traffic.
*Little Sabine Bay fills up early,
but it's a great viewing spot, espe-
cially from Bird Island.
Twice during the day, every-
one is asked to stay out of the Gulf.
Cooperate with lifeguards and deputies.
Be sure to observe the rule of
the surf warning flags which tells
you when you can safely swim in
the Gulf.
Remember, your safety is impor-
tant to the hosts of this show. Depu-
ties, safety personnel, and the life-
guards are all ready and willing to
help you if you have an emergency.
In addition to the events listed

you can enjoy the
Kyle ParkerBand
at the Gulfside Pa-
vilion at the
Bands on the
Beach Concert
from 7 to 9 p.m.,
July 7. The
Sounds of Sum-
mer will be fea-
tured in the
with Anna Garrott
withAnna Garrott The arrival of Fa
playing from 6 to the beginning of
8 p.m. on July 11
and 12.
"We are anticipating huge
crowds for this event this year,"
Buck Lee, Santa Rosa Island Author-
ity executive director said. "All
spring and early summer we have
been experiencing 20,000 cars com-

it Albert, the C-130 Hercules, signals
the Blue Angels Air Show.

ing through the toll facility on week-
end days. These are the same num-
ber as the cars who came though
during last year's Blue Angels Air
For more information, go to

Cha-Ching Cha-Ching, Beach Business Booms

Midway through the high sea-
son, business leaders on Pensacola
Beach are declaring that the eco-
nomic problems which dog so much
of the nation are not evident here.
Speaking at the June 30 meet-
ing of the Pensacola Beach Cham-
ber of Commerce, Karen Cook,
owner of Cook Realty, said, "We had
a fabulous month. The best month
we've had in a year."
Other Realtors agreed. Paula
Sunshine of Resort Realty said,
"People are getting their check-
books out to put down payments
on condos. I think we have reached
the bottom of this and are coming
up now."
Everything is ready for one of
the biggest events of the year, Red,
White and Blues Week, featuring the
Blue Angels Air Show. The Chamber
will host the VIP tent with Marta Ray,
Shelley Johnson, Nora Jones and
Paula Sunshine serving.
Looking ahead Bamboo Willie's
has the Jamaican Fest and Bathtub
Races planned for September 4-6. The
Taste of the Beach, which was so suc-
cessful last year, will be on Septem-
ber 19-20. Renee Mack, Paradise Bar
and Grill; and Jesse Brown, Native
Caf6, will co-chair this event.
"We want to enlarge this event
as it matures in its second year," said

Nan Harper, events chairman. "We
will coordinate withthe Corvette Club
and the Harley Owners Group this
Bob West, Santa Rosa Island
Authority Safety Director, askedbusi-
nesses to help promote safety on the
Beach by posting information about
rip currents and surf warning flags in
their establishments.
"It starts with public education,"
he said. "We can save lives. The life-
guards can do what they need to do,
but it is a team effort with business
involvement, too."
West said the helicopters will be
parked in the Sheriffs substation
parking lot on Blue Angels weekend.

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People can park at the far west end of
the Island and the trolleys will deliver
them to the core area."
Although the Chamber is seek-
ing a new membership chairman, the
organization continues to grow. There
are six new members and renewals are
coming in daily.
"The Chamber has taken an ac-
tive and viable stance in the business
community of Pensacola Beach," said
Jeff Elbert. "We expect to continue to
grow and expand our services to the
The next meeting of the Cham-
ber will be at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday,
July 28. Business After Hours will be
onthe same date at Crab's at 5:30 p.m.


The Pensacola Beach Lifeguards do their part to make Pensacola Beach
a safe place. They also conduct Junior Lifeguard training camp during
the summer. Completing a swim and run exercise at Quietwater, June
27 are (front row, L to R): Guard Hilary Rivkin, and trainees Adam Foley,
14; Natalie West, 15, and Shane Howell, 14. Back row (L to R) are: Guards
Council Vaughn and Zack Butler.


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Island Times

July 7, 2009

July 7, 2009 Island Times PAGE 3

Barefoot on the Beach

By Jane Waters Cooper

This is the week we're all
thinking of things that fly.
Mainly, about men and the fly-
ing machines who will dominate
the skies over Pensacola Beach
this weekend. Well, after going
to the air shows over all the
years, I have about run out of
superlatives to describe the
show. Just go to it. It just keeps
getting better and better, and
never stops thrilling the cheer-
ing crowds on the sand below.
I do have a little story about
some other flying things. Birds.
We have reinstated our bird
feeder and we are now the hosts
for numerous red headed
finches and doves who come to
our house for breakfast, lunch,
dinner, snacks and happy hour.
How they love those bitsy
seeds. Sometimes, a blackbird
shows up. He is obviously not
welcomed by the other birds and
is soon kicked out of the buffet
Did you know that doves

are not afraid of humans? They
are not skittish like the finches.
They will sit on the balcony rail-
ing, munching away when we are
sitting out there, just a foot or
so away from them. They always
seem to have an insatiable ap-
petite. I don't know if they are
watching us while they eat or
not. Doesn't matter.
One of our doves is bigger
than all the others. We call him
Greedy Gus. He is so big he can't
fit in the feeder like the other
birds, so he has to perch on the
side to reach the food. Which he
does. With no fear.
Sometimes, Frank doesn't al-
ways keep the feeder constantly
filled. The finches do a fly over,
check it out, find it empty and
take off for some other restau-
Not Greedy Gus. He paces
the railing as if that bit of impa-
tience will draw attention to his
plight and the feeder will magi-
cally be filled. It doesn't usually

happen so magically, so he
jumps up on the edge and puts
his head down in the dish, pre-
tending to eat. Then, he paces
the railing again. The feeder is
still empty.
Does he fly away? No. He
hops over to the back of one of
our chairs on the balcony and
sits there for a few minutes star-
ing at the glass door. That
doesn't work, so he performs
some short flying maneuvers.
Honestly, he does. He flies to the
seat of the chair where he does
little flip flops. Honestly, he
does. All that and still no re-
placement food.
He then walks over to the
area which usually gets the
seeds the birds spill. They have
all been eaten. As a last resort,
Greedy Gus comes and stands in
front of the glass door, and
stares inside. Stares and stares.
Honestly, he does.
Greedy Gus has put on this
dramatic performance more than

once. Frank said he didn't be-
lieve me when I first told him
about it. Then, he actually wit-
nessed it with his own eyes.
"I hope this makes you feel
terrible that you have not filled
the feeder," I told him.
He went promptly to his job
and filled the feeder. The first to
come back were the finches. It's
as if they were all sitting around
in the palms or in the sea oats
just waiting for that guy to bring
the food.
And, in no time at all, here
come the doves, including Gus.
He muscled his way to the feeder

and scattered the finches and a
couple of doves while he
chewed voraciously. When he
was satisfied, he just flew away.
No drama. No thank you. No
staring. Nothing.
The finches returned, and
peace was restored on the front
balcony. At least for now. We
know that as long as Gus has
plenty of food, he won't be look-
ing daggers at us through our
front door. We really are glad a
stand-off with him has ended.
We really would not like to be
attacked by a flock of hungry
doves. Honestly, we wouldn't.

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Sympathies go to the friends
and family of Konrad Rupkus who
passed away Tuesday, June 30 at
his home in Gulf Breeze. Konrad,
who just retired from working at
Winn-Dixie, was well known around
the beach for his fishing and culi-
nary skills. He was 66-years-old.

Little Logan Moore is going to
experience the thrill of the Blue An-
gels for the first time with his
"Gammie" Deb Friedman. His mom
Dee, a Pensacola Beach native, and
his dad Mike will be on the Beach all

Beach kid Matthew McCurdy
looked approvingly as his mom Fran
wrestled an oversized fishing net out
of the car. The youngster is crazy
about fishing and could not wait to
get his net in the water. Looks like
the Beach has another junior angler.
Saltwater Rick sent a welcome
home announcement to the People
section when Allison Garrett arrived
back on the Beach from Arizona. He
reported it to Island Times, but a
missed keystroke spelled the
friendly Crab's We Got 'Em
manager's last name incorrectly.
Welcome home, for a second time
Jim and Sherry Hobbs had an
empty nest for a few days last week.
Their three children Drew, Shelby
and Jamie were all inAlabama. Drew
and Jamie stayed at their
grandmother's house while Shelby

attended Dance Camp in
Tuscaloosa. Sherry and Jim treated
themselves to a stay-cation on
Pensacola Beach.
Beach residents Janet andAllen
Penniman's granddaughter, Sarah
Andrews, has qualified to be a mem-
ber of Team USA in the Pan Ameri-
can Jr. Athletic Championships to be
held in Port of Spain, Trinidad start-
ing July 31. She recently completed
herjunior year of high school and is
the Texas State Champion in the one
and two mile running distances. She
has competed in triathlons on
Pensacola Beach.

There's always room for a few
more boating enthusiasts who en-
joy having a good time at the
Pensacola Beach Yacht Club. This
month's new members include Rob-
ert and Lorie Brandon, Ira Rowe and
Darby Goodwin, all of Pensacola
Beach and Fred Miller and
Alexander Cook of Pensacola.

Members of the Pensacola
Beach Community Church are happy
to welcome longtime member Nellie
Bryan who attends services every
Sunday. It was Nellie's late husband,
Rupert, who was the named plaintiff
in the Florida Supreme Court case
which declared Ad Valorem tax as-
sessments on Pensacola Beach ille-
gal in the mid-1980s.
Irish eyes smiled on Christy
Sullivan's birthday July 1, since she
spent the entire day working at
Paddy O'Leary's.

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Sat 9-6

The Trivia Master thought all
the signs were right to bring trivia
players to their knees. A really, re-
ally hard question and an early dead-
line. Perfect for knocking all the play-
ers to the ground. So what happens?
Along comes Jayne Drees Redmon
and says the answer to the ques-
tion of the name of the entertainers
from the Sandspur Republic's Fourth
of July celebration was the
Firehouse Five. That was absolutely
correct, and Jayne gets the t-shirt.
Jayne wrote: "Man, I hope I fi-
nally win. That was the Firehouse
Five containing my brother Matt,
Shawn Harris, Ric Ruminski, Paul
McCleary, and Chris Schmidt, I
think? They all wore white shirts and
sang Do-Wop songs. It was hilari-
The Trivia Master recalls John-
John Savelli was a member, so prob-
ably Chris was not. However, we did
not ask for the names of the guys.

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Notably they were all members of
the Pensacola Beach Volunteer Fire
Department and were all beloved by
Beach residents.
Sir Bill Greene and his trivia
sidekick Jeff Goudey never did find
the right answer but they were in
deep thought about who the musi-
cal group might be. They finally
guessed Wildwood.
And, Kathryn Curle, who is now
becoming a Trivia Pro, had the right
answer, but was too late to win.
We do not know where the
Queen of Wrong Answers went.

Maybe the early deadline got her.
All right. Blue Angels fans,
front and center. What was the name
of the Florida town which was the
home base of the Blue Angels when
they performed their first air show
in 1946? The first to email the cor-
rect answer will receive a coveted
Island Times t-shirt.
Rules are the same. Send your
answer to islandtimes@tbellsouth
.net with "trivia" in the subject
line and include your name,
phone number. Deadline to an-
swer is July 21, 2009. Good luck!

The Reverend John Cheshire
88th Birthday Party
Sunday, July 19 at 11:15 a.m.
Beach Church
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Island Times

July 7, 2009

Meet Real Hero On Pensacola Beach

He's a real hero. United States
Army Sergeant First
Class John Brandon
Adams was awarded a
Bronze Star with Valor
for his exceptionally
valorous achievement .*
during ground combat
operations in Iraq. You
can meet him at the
Real Hero's Party at the
Sandshaker, Saturday,
July 25 from4 to 7 p.m. .
This event is open
to all ages, children are
"The Real Hero -
Party will take place
under the white tent at
the Shaker, so kids can SFC Brandon
attend and meet SFC Sandshaker,
BrandonAdams, areal Real Hero
hero," said Sonny likeness. A
Campbell, Shaker co- Adams, resi
owner. "We are honored
to be able to salute this soldier."


The Real Hero program is a
United States
Army initiative
which includes
a video game
and action fig-
S'. ures of the nine
S|active duty he-
roes. Adams
will have action
figures to give
y . away and he
Will be avail-
able for auto-
Sgraphs and
t *~ Brandon
-. Adams, who
Enlisted in the
Ldams will be at the Army in 1993
ly 25 to give away a after graduating
tion figure in his from Milton
ms' mother Beth High School,
s in Gulf Breeze. commanded an
M-1 Abrams
tank in combat in Iraq. He has earned

many honors and awards for his ser-
vice. He now is stationed in Indiana
as an Army recruiter.
"In the Army, there are two
people you will always remember:
one is your Recruiter and the other is
your Drill Sergeant," Adams said.
"This is by far the toughest but most
satisfying time of my career in the
Army. I'm challenged every day as a
Recruiter to provide the strength and
character that our Army needs. The
Army has given me so much. This is
my time to give back."
Adams is proud to be in the U.S.
Army. "It has given me everything:
excitement, a chance to see the world
and a good life for my family," he said.
Adams will be at the Sandshaker
for the entire three-hour party. The
supply of action figures is limited, so
come early. There is no charge to en-
For more information about the
Real Hero's program or America's
Army, visit www.americasarmy.com.


Only restaurant on Pensacola Beach offering breath taking views
of the Gulf while dining directly on the beach. Come as you are
straight off the sandy beach and enjoy our indoor/outdoor bar and gulf
side deck. Crabs has the largest selection of Crab on the beach, was
voted Best Crab by News Journal readers. She Crab Soup, Stuffed
Blue Crabs,Alaskan Snow, King orDungeness you'll find them all!
We have many other seafood favorites on our menu as well as a great
assortment of chicken, steaks and pasta dishes. Don't forget to try one
of our signature drinks like 'The Crab Trap' which come with a souve-
nir glass to keep!
Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch with live Steel Band. Look
for the Red Roof on Pensacola Beach. 850-932-0700

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. Sandwiches. Salads. Fresh Catch of the Day. Renee's Famous
Shrimp Salad. Happy Hour 11-7. Live Bands. Poker on Monday
and Wednesday.
Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, it's di-
rectly on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. Open 7
days. 850-916-5087.
The Gulf Coast's Premier Entertainment Complex. Seven rooms
of fun all under one roof! Karaoke, Texas Hold 'Em, Team Trivia,
Pool, Video games & more. Live Entertainment 7 nights a week.
Live music on 4 stages every Friday & Saturday night. Serving
lunch and dinner. New Gift Shop! Located in Historic Downtown
Pensacola at 130 East Government Street. Open Monday Satur-
day from 11 until 2:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. until 2:30 on Sunday. Ring
434-6211 or visit www.rosies.com


Celebrating 30 years of Floundering 'neath the moon and
stars. Offering fresh Seafood including Tuna, Mahi and of course
Flounder! Award winning chowder, po boys, burgers and
Pensacola Beach Style baked oysters. Sample our Fresh catch
including the Shrimp Boat Platter- loaded with shrimp cocktail,
BBQ shrimp, fried shrimp, popcorn shrimp and U-peel ems.
Kids love our Pirate Ship playground located on our beach well
within view of dining parents. For late night revelers- Flounder's is
host to the worlds finest beach bands. Dance all night on Flounder's
beach to the most popular bands from across the south.
Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch. At the Traffic Light on
beautiful Pensacola Beach, 850-932-2003

Ahoy, Matey. You've found a Pensacola Beach treasure.
Pirates 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. Din-
ner specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and burgers for Land-
lubbers. Take home a t-shirt.
Look for the Jolly Rogers flying over the west end of the
Island at 1010 Fort Pickens Road. We're here everyday at 11.
932-4139. www.peglegpetes.com
Score! Don't miss a point. See it all in high definition 11
big screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, it's here.
Famous for Thursday Wing Night. Burgers. Seafood and Ribs.
Kids menu for the JV players. Full bar. Indoor or outdoor
seating. Video sports games.
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. 934-3660.

One of America's great steakhouses; proudly serving USDA
Prime Steaks, seafood and Irish specialties including Irish fisherman's
bouillabaisse, Corned Beef and Cabbage and Shepherd's Pie all inside
a turn of the century New York Irish Saloon themed pub. McGuire's
is celebrated for its atmosphere, boasting more than 750,000 signed
dollar bills hanging from the ceilings of the pub. Live entertainment
coupled with great food and warm and friendly service by Employees
who Give a Damn! Visit our on-site brewery and the O'Tolf Wine
Cellar featuring the complete vertical collection of the Chateau Mou-
ton RothschildArtist Series. Featured on NBC's 'Today' Show, highly
recommended by Fodors, Frommers andAAA travel guides, Florida
Trend Magazine Hall of Fame Member.
Open every day at 11 am, 850-433-6789 mcguiresirishpub.com

The 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
Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun. Karaoke Tuesday. "Grilling & Chillin"
with Lost Kees, Sat-Sun 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Across from the Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach. Open 10
am until 3am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshaker.com for photo gal-
lery and event schedule.
Open at 7:30 a.m. six days a week. Closed on Tuesday. Owned
and operated by friendly natives serving locally produced seafood
and delicacies. The Fish Tacos are an experience to enjoy. The own-
ers say their goal is to preserve the unique flavors of the Gulf Coast.
Go fresh. Go native. Specialty desserts top off expertly prepared
meals. Seating is informal. Art gallery setting with local artists dis-
playing whimsical works.
45 Via de Luna. Downtown Pensacola Beach. 934-4848.

July 7, 2009

Island Times

PAGE 6 Island Times July 7, 2009

peas, porribge

a Kry martin
by Kathi Lewis

I was going to the bank a couple
of days ago when I came upon two of
those Funny Cars loaded with a
bunch of young girls who were grin-
ning and waving at everyone who
passed and, of course, everyone was
passing. Still, their joyousness was
contagious and I had to laugh and
wave back as I blasted the Caddy
No matter how hot it gets inPara-
dise, when you hit the top of the toll
bridge that view is worth it all! Then
you pass the beautiful dolphins swim-
ming around the water tanks. When
my grandson Jesiah was just a baby,
he knew he was onthe Beach as soon
as he saw the water tanks. For years
we waved and said hello to the dol-
phins every time we passed by.
I get a sentimental feeling when
I see ourBeachElks Lodge all dressed
up in its patriot flag bunting. And the
flags waving so elegantly in the sum-
mer breeze as you cruise through the
heart of the Sandspur Republic tug at
my heartstrings. The afternoonthun-
derstorms crash and boom through
the sky with God's very own
"Kaboom" leaving that special scent
of wet earth and Gulf of Mexico. The
sunsets are spectacular, there's a re-
freshing breeze and natural fireworks
are lighting up the sky in every direc-
tion. It's a panoramic view from the
round brown house that I like to call
"NeverEver Land" (because it's mine
and I will never ever give up my land).
I'm a lucky, lucky gal.
Actually I've been lucky
enough to bring home most of the
money I've taken to the Biloxi casi-
nos in the last couple of trips, so it's
time to stop. I think I finally man-
aged to cool my gambling fever, at

& t Stargazers Train Eyes On Night Beach Skies

least for a while. Deb Friedman,
Elaine Mitchell and I went for an
overnight trip and had so much fun
my ribs are still sore from laughing.
I ran across something on the
computer about foods that cause
wrinkles. Why can't they find the
foods that cure wrinkles? I finally had
a homegrown (oh yeah, from down-
stairs) tomato sandwich. I also had
some fresh squash (from Marilyn
LeNormand) and fresh snap beans
(from Courtney and Jim Winstead).
Okay, so I'm getting the choco-
late fountain out for the Blue Angels
festivities, with lots of fresh fruit for
dipping and dripping. And I'm shar-
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1 4 Cup AP Flour
1 Stick butter, soft (NOT melted)
1 Cup chopped pecans
1 Large carton whipped cream
1 8oz. pkg cream cheese,
2 Cans blueberry pie filling

Mix flour, butter and pecans and
press into bottom of a 13 X 9 bak-
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until set & lightly browned. Mix
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whipped cream and spread on
baked crust. Spread blueberry pie
filling over cream cheese mixture
and top with rest of the whipped
cream. Refrigerate until served.
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Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornets and the
night skies are brightly illuminated
by the full moon of July 7, twinkling
stars, and Mars as it approaches the
Earth in August.
Stargazers will be have a real
treat on July 17 as the Escambia
Amateur Astronombers' Associa-
tion sets up telescopes at Battery
Worth in Fort Pickens beginning at
8:30 p.m.
"Weather permitting, we will
have telescopes trained on the night
sky, so everyone can delight in the
stars, planets and constellations,"
said Dewey Barker, Escambia Ama-
teur Astronomers' Association vice
president. "The Association has an-
other stargaze scheduled for August
14 at Fort Pickens."
For more than 25 years,
Escambia Amateur Astronomers'
Association, has, in conjunction
with the Interpretation staff at Ft.
Pickens, conducted annual star-
gazes during the summer months.
These stargazes are preceded by a

program held at the Battery Worth
Amphitheater. The program, begin-
ning at 8:30, consists of a slide pre-
sentation, constellation and bright
star identification, planet identifica-
tion, and satellite watches. Meteor
showers are a bonus in August. Free
star maps are distributed to those in
Stargazers should bring bug
spray, long pants or a towel to sit
on, and closed shoes. Binoculars or
small telescopes are optional--for
meteor and satellite watching, tilt-
back, folding chaise lounges are nice
as is a small cooler with refresh-
ments. Optical instruments other
than the naked eye are of little use
during the Perseid Meteor Shower,
unless you want to do some tradi-
tional astronomical observing.
Following the program, which
lasts about 30 40 minutes, EAAA
club members will have telescopes
of varying types and sizes set up on
the beach side of the Battery Worth
parking lot near the rest rooms.
Telescopes will be set on plan-
ets, double stars, nebulae, open or


There is no charge for the pro-
gram but there is an $8 entrance fee
to enter Fort Pickens.

Baby boomers have been at the forefront
of some beer-drinking trends, the first of
which was the light beer movement. Now,
as Boomers age, their beer-purchasing
behavior has continued to evolve in an
unexpected way. Even though they may
have more disposable income then they
did when they were younger, they are
not necessarily dirnking more beer. In-
stead they are spending more money on
less beer. It is the classic matter of quality
over quantity. Boomers are "trading up"
to micro and regional specialty beers, or
craft brews. All the growth in beer over
the pastdecade has gone into the produc-
tion of better beers. This is a trend that is
likely to continue.

HINT: Over the last quarter of the twenti-
eth century, light beer became the domi-
nant segment in the domestic beer cat-

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Island Times


Beach School Board Approves First Grade Teacher, Anticipates Full House

The Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School roster of teach-
ers and staff was approved at the
June 29 Board meeting. The only
change to the teaching staff was
the hiring of Kelli Gunter to re-
place first grade teacher Sandee
Bredesen whose contract was not
renewed at the Beach School.
Gunter grew up on Pensacola
Beach and is a graduate of the
Beach School. Gunter, who won
out over more than 150 applicants,
taught first grade at Gulf Breeze
Elementary School last year.
Other instructional and staff
members are: Kindergarten Jennifer
Neal, Second grade Debbie
Campanella, Third grade Joy
McLaurine, Fourth grade Susan
McLeod and Fifth Grade Margie Pitts.
Ginny Baynes will return as the
Physical Education teacher; Pam
Speer, Media Center; Liz Niven,
Mary Holway, Music; Sandy
Patterson, Spanish/Teacher Assis-
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Monika Springer, Technology Co-
ordinator; Kathy Christoff, Excep-
tional Student Education; Kyle
Lakas, Speech Therapist; and Bruce
Mays, Bus Driver.
Jeff Castleberry, principal,
commented, "We are an A school
again. We set our goals high. We talk
about FCAT every year, but we try
to stay away from teaching the
FCAT. Our teachers do not teach the
FCAT, but we want to make an A.
When the parents read the paper,
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student numbers.
"In trying to keep the enroll-
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there may be some sad faces, I am
afraid," Castleberry said. "There
may be some students who have
been coming to school here who do
not live on the Beach who will not
be allowed to attend. If the classes
are filled with Beach students, then
off Beach students will be turned
away. If there are too many Beach
resident students, then the cap will

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The school does not plan to in-
crease the size of the physical plant
in order to accommodate increased
Todd McCurdy, Board presi-
dent, gave the financial report which
is not as flush as in the past, but is
still in good shape.
McCurdy pointed out that in
addition to fewer donations the
Charter School is faced with a pro-
posed seven percent decrease in
state funding, and other variables
like insurance, salaries and rent
which will increase.
The Board approved a budget
to make repairs to the air condition-
ing, handrails, steps, walkways and
Glen Goodroe, whose children
previously attended the Beach
School, asked the Board to put more
structure in place.
"The Board should be strong
and the parents should be involved,"
he said.
Board members spoke to the
matter with Reed Dunne saying he
is always begging for more input and
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these documents together to make
sure they are current and are serv-

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the Beach School. The meeting is
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Get Wild At Vacation Bible School
New Beach Church Fellowship Hall Swings Into Action

The new Fellowship Hall at
Pensacola Beach Community
Church will serve as the jungle set-
ting for the Vacation Bible School
themed week "Wild About God"
July 20 to 24. Children ages three-
years-old through fifth grade are
invited to attend the action packed
week from 9 a.m. until noon.
"We will make sure the kids
have fun and make new friends,"
said Sherry Hobbs, coordinator.
Each day will be filled with
lessons, games, crafts, Bible sto-
ries and songs. A snack is pro-
vided. Friday is the wet, wild and
final day of the Wild About God
week where students get to swim

and play water games in Santa
Rosa Sound.
"VBS had to be rescheduled
this year due to the construction
delay of the Fellowship Hall, but
now that it is complete, we are
geared up to have the best VBS
ever," said Pete Rasnick, church
There is no charge to attend
Vacation Bible School and it is
open to everyone. Registration can
be completed in advance up to the
first day of VBS. More details are
available at the Pensacola Beach
Community Church website,
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Beach Bands Take Patrons Back To The Sixties
Rock 'N' Roll With 13th Hourglass, The Reunion Band and Kee Creek

Bands on the Beach will rock
your world on Tuesday nights from
7 to 9 p.m. The free concerts are
hosted by the Santa Rosa Island
Authority at the Gulfside Pavilion,
an open air stage with the sandy
beach and Gulf of Mexico as its seat-
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classic songs from the 60s, 70s and
80s, as well as a few hits from the
90s. Band members include Tom
Turner, Robert Lewis, Larry
Kennedy and Forrest Higgins.
Wear your dancing shoes and
get ready to boogie down as crowd
favorite, The Reunion Band, takes
the stage on July 21. With an eclec-
tic mix of high-energy dance beats
from the 60s and 70s, R&B, British
invasion hits and Motown, their
lively playlist is sure to get every-
one out of their seats. Sing along to
your favorite songs such as "Mus-
tang Sally," "Pretty Woman" and
"I'm a Believer." Band members in-

clude Bill Harrell, Charlyne
Kilpatrick, Hank Bell, Ed Nickinson,
Ross Orenstein, Dave White and
Larry Northup.
The Kee Creek Band will bring
its own personal flair to Pensacola
Beach on July 28. The band knows
how to make great music by com-
bining ear-pleasing music with tight
vocal harmonies. With an extensive
song list ranging from Lonestar to
Led Zeppelin, they will play some-
thing for everyone. Band members
include Shawn Brown, Davis
Lawrence, John Akridge, Jimmy
Pace and Tommy Pace.
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weekend long during the Blue An-
gels Air Show, according to Bob
West, Santa Rosa Island Safety Di-
"I plan on adding trolleys on
Saturday forthe Blue Angels," West
said. "Last year we had them in ser-
vice from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It worked
extremely well getting folks from Fort
Pickens to the Casino parking lot
before the show."
"We are expecting record
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again that turtle nesting season is
now. This means it is time to turn off
or subdue your lighting system. The
turtles who are trying to make their
way to the safety of the Gulf of
Mexico don't know if they are fol-
lowing the moon as they should or
following that beautiful bright light
in your garden which they shouldn't.
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Spectators can relay on trolley
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I live in a very small town in
southern Maryland. Piney Point is
much like living on Pensacola Beach.
Not so much in geographical features,
though we are surrounded by water,
but because of the locals who gra-
ciously co-exist with the transplants
who either live here year around or
just own waterfront summer homes.
Last summer when we first
moved back to Maryland, I began to
realize this might be my last military
move and I should probably get in-
volved with the community. While
hanging out at the local bar, Chief's,
which is where the local watermen
gather afterthe oysters have been har-
vested and the crab pots pulled and
replaced, would have been total fun,
I've lost my ability to start drinking
well before noon. I had to find an-
other way to get to meet the real lo-
cals. So I volunteered to help out with
the annual oyster and ham dinner at
the Catholic Church. On day one, I
was definitely being watched.
Though, I may have been the rookie
resident, I had charmed a tougher "lo-
cals only" crowd (at 15-years-old)
when I waited tables at Pensacola
Beach's infamous Junkyard Coffee
Shop. Within the week, a gentleman
by the name of Tom Goddard, whose
family once owned the farmland
where my neighborhood is now built,

started calling me Baby Cakes and his
wife Ms. Mary Alma had invited me
over for dinner.
So one year later when I found
myself in quite a predicament, it is
only fitting that a Piney Point local
came to my rescue. Recently, the
Kid was diagnosed as having aller-
gies and at the top of the list was
none other than Sparky, the forlorn
feline our neighbor rescued before
Christmas and somehow we ended
up taking into our home. She had to
go and it would be my responsibil-
ity to find her a new home.
I called every military wife I
knew. Next I e-mailed the local cat
rescue group. After looking at the
bazillion cats they had up for adop-
tion on their website, it was no won-
der no one ever got back with me. Fi-
nally, I took the next step.
I made flyers and hung them up
all over the place. I heard nothing
for days and my heart was beginning
to sink. Then on a hot and muggy
Sunday afternoon, I rode my bike
over to our local market, Dent's,
which just happens to be in front of
Chief's -literally you have to walk
through the market to get to the bar
- where I sealed Sparky's fate. As I
was waiting to check out, I heard the
man behind me ask no one in par-
ticular if that was a cat on that flyer.
He had left his glasses at home.

Quickly, I pulled another flyer out
of my purse and told him all about
Sparky. As he introduced himself as
Wayne Goddard, I didn't miss the
opportunity to find out if he was re-
lated to Ms. Mary Alma and Mr.
Tom. Turns out they are his aunt and
"Tell you what," he said as he
placed his suitcase of beer on the
counter. "I have charcoals glowing,
but I live just across the main road
and you can bring her by anytime."
Not wanting to sound too des-
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could drop her off in 15 minutes.
The Colonel, the Kid, Sparky
and I drove to Wayne's, but only af-
ter making another stop at the market
to buy a couple of suitcases of beer
for herto bring as a "I'mhere to stay"
offering. Ms. Donna, the cashier at
Dent's, vouched for Wayne telling me
she had known him her entire life and
assured me that he would take good
care of Sparky.
As we drove onto the 125-acre
waterfront farm complete with main
house, barn, horse ring, boat build-
ing shop and a view like no other, I
realized that Sparky was the ultimate
transplant. As I handed her over, it was
then I realized with the help of locals,
both she and I had found our respec-
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BUSINESS BUZZ ........................

Pensacola Beach Optimist
Club will host their Summer Social
on July 24 at the Beach Church
Fellowship Hall, according to
Sandi Johnson. She said the event
is "just to celebrate our accom-
plishments and perhaps recruit
new members." Their First
Responder's Dinner which is held
in August to honor all fire fight-
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guards, will include another Chili
Cook Off, since it was a great suc-
cess last year. Apparently, Helen
Randle is the Queen of the Chili
Pot, so get your recipes ready.
You will notice that this issue
of Island Times was published one
week early. We love the Blue An-
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ing edition to you before they took
to the skies. Look for the next is-
sue on July 28, chocked full of
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Pensacola Beach.
Some of you already know Larry
Williams from his long years in the
sign business. When you are ready
for a new sign or a banner, give him
a call. He knows what beach busi-
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service. Good deal. Ring 'em up.
The UPS Store in Gulf Breeze
has been open since July 2005. They
celebrated their fourth anniversary
with sub sandwiches and snacks for
all their customers. Partying and
packing all in one day.
The July program of Unlimited
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Triathletes are sharpening their
training and transitioning skills in
preparation for one of the world's
best destination triathlons, the four-
teenth annual Santa Rosa Island
Triathlon. The event, which takes
place on Pensacola Beach October
3, will have a one-third mile swim, 18
mile bike ride and a 3.1 mile run
course. Registration is open and will
be $70 until August 1. The fee to
enter goes up as the event date

or "Vacuum Energy Conversion
Machines: History of Development
and Description of Types" with John
Shelburne. The program will be held
on Sunday, July 12, 2:30 to 5:30, at
the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center,
800 Shoreline in Gulf Breeze. More
information is online at
Hemingway's General Manager
Phil Robinson is hosting the
Pensacola Beach Woman's Club for
their July 16 luncheon meeting. Club
President Lynda Knell noted that the
summer is for socializing so they will
have a waterfront dining experience.

Famous beach tiki carver Charlie
Knight is creating special tikis for
awards to complement the traditional
plaques given to winners. There will
be overall, age group, team and chal-
lenged categories. Apost race party
will be held at the Hampton Inn.
For information visit
www.sritri.org or call race director
Charles Gheenat 850-380-0741.

Chester Williams re-
turned home to Branson,
Missouri with this nice
grouper caught while
aboard The Entertainer
with Capt. Jerry

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I have several friends who were
paratroopers or skydivers and, for
the most part, enjoyed it. I can not,
inmy wildest dreams, imaginejump-
ing out of a perfectly good airplane.
It would take a strong push along
with a lot of will power to hurtle out
the door into nothingness! Those
who have taken the plunge say it
was one of the most exhilarating ex-
periences of their lives. One who
ended up with a broken foot did not
let that be a deterrent to more exhila-
rating experiences.
Our Blue Angels do not enter
into this kind of activity, however, I
am sure the pulsating of those thou-
sands of pounds of steel under their
control, bolstered by the tremen-
dous g-forces as they "slip the surly
bonds of earth" bring about great
feelings of exhilaration. What a thrill
it must be as they dance the skies
on laughter-silvered wings, climb
sunward, andjoin the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, as expressed by

John Gillespie Magee, Jr., in "High
Flight" and do a hundred things
of which we have not dreamed.
The power of those planes,
along with the ability of the pilots to
accomplish such precision flying
maneuvers, bring "oohs" and "ahs"
from the thousands of onlookers as
the planes disappear into the dis-
tance, only to return with more
breathtaking examples of the prow-
ess of those young, physically fit
I hope for those young officers
it is more than an air show, but in the
words of John Magee,"...while with
silent lifting mind I've trod the high
untrespassed sanctity of space, put
out my hand, and touched the face
of God," it is a highly spiritual expe-
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Saturday, August 8 Pensacola Beach Yacht Club Key Sailing
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]Saturday, August 8 Pensacola Beach Yacht Club 7'M T Key Sailing

Tracy Scores Poker Three-Peat EYCLE

Sequestered in a secret location,
poker officials counted and re-
counted the points amassed by con-
tenders for the Texas
Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
Player of the Month con-
test. Phil "The Colonel"
Tracy has captured the
Champions title for three
months in a row. Billie
Urquhart was making a
run for the crown and
came close when she
beat Dr. Glenn Burleson
on June 29 at the A quick
Sandshaker. She winner's ci
outlasted 16 players, but itinerary
could not overtake the Falgout.
leader of the pack. The
Colonel stands among the Beach
poker elite.
Lady poker players are hard to
beat on the Beach. Toots Humphrey
earned a win on June 23 at Paddy
O'Leary's over Eric Weatherford. She
settled for second best on June 24
when Justin Scher ended the evening
with all the chips. She beat two tables
of competitors on July 1 to take the
top spot. Richard Butler,lucky hat and
all, was a close second.
Eric Weatherford played his
cards just right and edged out Phil

Weekly Schedule


Monday: Sandshaker
Tuesday:Paddy 0 'Leary s
Wednesday:Paddy 0 'Leary
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Sunday:Paddy 0 'Leary s

Texas Hold 'Em 4444 fun
Poker Hotline 324-2667

Tracy on June 25 at Paddy
O'Leary's. In Sunday night action
at Paddy's, Pierre Falgout paid a visit
to the poker tables.
Pierre, who was on the
beach to see his
brother, Freddy, beat
Kristin Larmier, Justin
Scher and Todd Lentini
on his way to the
winner's circle.
Texas Hold 'Em
4444 Fun games are
open to anyone who
isit to the has a basicknowledge
le was on the of poker. Games begin
for Pierre at 7 p.m. at Paddy's
and the Shaker. For in-
formation, please call
the poker hotline at 850-324-2667.

The Champion with his first prize- Phil
Tracy has earned enough points to
win Player of the Month for three
months running. Will July add another
jewel to his crown?

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This dynamic duo volleyball team of Erin Phillips, left, and Kim Clark
calls Flounder's Beach their home court. The small, but mighty, two-
some put their setting and spiking skills to the test during tour play.
After a first place finish on Panama City's beaches last month, the
team will travel to New Orleans in July to compete in the Coconuts
Beach Regional Qualifier event.

Superintendent Eubanks Invites

Locals To See The Fort For Free

Gulf Islands National Sea-
shore will join with other National
Park Service sites around the coun-
try and offer fee-free entry into the
park on selected weekends.
At Gulf Islands National Sea-
shore, which includes Fort
Pickens, all entrance fees will be
waived for visitors to the park on
Saturday and Sunday July 18-19.
Park Superintendent Jerry
Eubanks said "We particularly en-
courage local residents who
haven't been to the national sea-
shore in quite some time to take
advantage of these opportunities
to reconnect with all the recre-

ational and educational opportu-
nities the park has to offer." Park
entrance stations will have Senior
and Annual Passes available for
those who wish to purchase them.
Visitors to the Fort Pickens
and Santa Rosa units will note that
facilities and services will con-
tinue to come on-line as storm res-
toration efforts continue in these
For a full description of the
facilities and programs currently
available, visit the park's web site
at www.nps.gov/guis or contact
the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Cen-
ter at 850-934-2600.

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July 7, 2009 Island Times PAGE 19

reading the water

by Saltwater Rick

Hot. Hot. Hot.
The weather and the fishing King
Macs are ruling the Gulf waters as
are the Snapper as you go deeper.
Sharks are everywhere as warm wa-
ters bring them in and, man, are they
good eatin'. Black Tips are a "reel"
treat. If you have the nerve, rig up a
nice piece of cut bait and drop it out
past the second sandbar or kayak out
and then pop the top and wait for
the fight of your life. Night time is
Looks like Jeremy Hogue of the
famous fishin' family took the in-
shore at Flounder's on June 27 and
won himself a Sundance skiff. Great
Job, Mr. Hogue. My wife Janie and
I love our Sundance, The 4fun, and
we know you'll love yours.
Please remember to be safe and
respect others as the waters will be
full of boats over the Blue Angels
weekend and lots of water cops will
be making sure you do.
The fishing's great, so remem-
ber to shed those nasty treble hooks
and rig up with a circle hook on

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those jigs. Try using a split rings with
a swivel then the circle hook. I think
you'll catch more fish and do less
damage to the ones you release. Do
yourself a favor and Go fishin'.

Sertoma Anglers Set Records

Sertoma's Family Fishing Ro-
deo was held on June 27 and 28 in
Gulf Breeze. Three hundred fish
were weighed in including a record
84.1 pound Amberjack caught by
Delynn Sigler. Other winners are:
Master Lady Angler Isabelle
Jacobi; Master Male Angler -
Clayton Linkous; Junior Boys An-
gler Danny Gill and Junior Girls
Angler Malia Barnes.

The winning King Mackerel in the BudLight King Mackerel Tourney
weighed in at 52.53 pounds on June 27 at Flounder's Beach. Richie
Byrd, left, and Ron Wiggins were aboard the Byrd Dog and landed the
winning fish early in the day.

Dolphin Cruises-


Dolphins in the wild
Enjoy a relaxing cruise
& see Dolphins
in their natural habitat.
Beach Marina 655 Pensacola Beach Blvd.

In the Junior Angler group, L
Danny Gill, Isabelle Jacobi, Aus-
tin Phipps, Malia Barnes, Catie
Gill, Kale Jarvis, Bethany White,
David Brayton, and Ryleigh Max- ,
well brought in winning fish.
Master anglers Delynn Sigler,
Justin Herrin, Devon Lock, Larry
Carpenter, Billie McCluskey,
Daniel Finelli, Hunter Carlsen, i
Court Cantrell, Chad Barden,
Scott Stillman, Kreg Corpstein,
Billy Hamac, Dale Overly and
Clayton Linkous took top honors.
More information and photo-
graphs are available at
JT Keller weighs in a big one.

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Fresh Gulf seafood charbroiled over flaming
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Gulf shrimp served scampi style, barbecued,
beer batter fried, or steamed in beer

We sell so many, you know they're fresh! 'Neath the moon & stars on our beach

"Floundering at its best"
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'Best seafood on
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Fromers Guide to Florida


At the traffic light on beautiful Pensacola Bead

"Best seafood on
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Alaskan Snow Dungeness
King Crab
She Crab Soup
Maryland Crab Cakes

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