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Volume V, Number 13
Pensacola Beach, Florida
October 20, 2009
It does not matter how you plan to arrive at the Pensacola Beach Elementary School Fall Festival, Friday, October 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. Just be
ready to join the costumed characters from the high seas to the Emerald City. These mini makers are (L to R): Patrick Cronin, Macy Clair
Cronin, Allison Seeker, Dylan Seeker, (Piper The Scarecrow, background), London Metzger, Lydia Moore-Metzger, Ryland McCurdy and Maddie
Grace McCurdy. For more on this story, see Page 2.
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PAGE 2 Island Times October 20, 2009
Right This Way, Ladies and Gentlemen The Festival Is In Town
Step right up. The giant midway tractions will be the baseball game, Adding to the excitement will The Fall Festival is sponsored ents can enjoy the festival w
at the Pensacola Beach Elementary gigantic slide, jumpie and balloon be the Silent Auction with themed by the Beach School PTA. The their children.
School Fall Festival is now open. sling shot. baskets for home improvement, committee members in addition to Katie Cronin says, "Don't
Enter the Haunted Gooey Tent, if Delicious food is guaranteed to tailgating, sports, mom's kitchen, Cronin and Hodges are Karen the kids scare you off. The pa
you dare. Fling away inthe Balloon give you the high you need to have fishing, crab trap, cruising along, McCurdy, Carla Seeker, Lynn is for everyone. Open to all al
Sling Shot and grab a hot dog and fun on the midway. Barbecue sand- and let's play. Reece and Melinda Metzger. for the young and the young
some cottoncandy forthat nutritious wiches, cole slaw and beans, PTA President Monette "Local firms and individual's heart."
carnival supper. The festival is from jambalaya, hot dogs, popcorn, cot- Hodges said, "We will be raffling donations make this event pos- This event is the ma
5 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 30 onthe ton candy and candy apples are on off a specially designed surfboard sible," Hodges said. "We appreci- fundraiser for the PTA, and p
school campus. the menu. Don't forget the famous donated by professional surfer ate their support." ceeds are returned to the sch(
"We will have all the favorites cakewalk. Slater Trout who is a Beach GulfBreeze High School Jun- For more information, c
fromyear's past, plus some new, ex- Yes, there is more. Boogie, Inc. School graduate and ranked sec- ior ROTC cadets will serve as vol- Pensacola Beach Element.
citing games," said Katie Cronin, will be on hand with Halloween mu- ond in the nation." unteers to man the booths, so par- School at 850-934-4020.
event coordinator, sic. Other entertainment will be by
Games will include ping pong Dancingly Yours, Clown and a Pi- W wedding Bells Leave Residents W ringing Their Hand
pumpkins, bowling gourds, ghosts rate, Boogie Bus and a costume con-
lollipops, Halloween sticky dart test with great prizes. Weekend Revelers Disturb Peaceful Neighborhood
throw, football throw and face paint- The Partners-In-Education sign
ing. with all the donors listed on it will Wedding receptions are joyous Pete Moore of Pete Moore Chamber to see that they ge
The ever popular inflatable at- be unveiled, occasions for the bridal party, but Chevrolet received a plaque honor- website started," Lee said. "We
they are an escalating pain for those ing his participation in Beach life- trying to help them. After I see w
Help Shape The Beach's Future who live near the houses where they saving efforts and he also received the finances look like, I will cc
take place. a standing ovation from the crowd back to the Board to ask for an a
Planning Firm Seeks Public Input Ray Ascherfeld, who lives at present at the Authority meeting. cation to help them launch this.
S0 i I 901AriolaDrive, toldthe SantaRosa Years ago Leadership Bill Compton who lives
Globally recognized planners
will be traveling to Pensacola Beach
to get input from Island residents at
the first Core Redevelopment and
Island Beautification Public Forum,
Wednesday, October 28 at 6 p.m. at
the Beach Church Fellowship Hall.
According to Paul Weinburg, vice-
president of EDSA, the planning
firm leading this project, input from
the stakeholders on Pensacola
Beach is critical. The public is in-
vited and encouraged to attend.
"We need to hear from the pub-
lic. Their ideas, concerns and input
are extremely valuable during this
process. It is their plan," said
The planning process has mul-
tiple stages according to Weinburg.
During the initial stage, EDSA rep-
resentatives will spend three days
on Pensacola Beach meeting with
Santa Rosa Island Authority Execu-
tive Director Buck Lee and his staff,
SRIA board members individually;
the Steering Committee, and will
host the Public Forum.
The Public Forum will begin
with introductions of the planning
firm members followed by an over-
view of the planning process and
the goals. The planners are seeking
feedback through guided discus-
sion and an informal question-and-
answer session. Attendees may
leave written input on notecards
provided at the Forum
The planning topics include
enhancements to Pensacola Beach's
entryways, core business area,
streetscapes, parking and transpor-
tation, ecotourism, signage and en-
For more information, call the
SRIA at 850-932-2257.
L AND TIMEf
Published every other Tuesday
SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, PUBLISHER
Post Office Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562
No portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher
Island Authority at the October 14
meeting that the post-wedding par-
ties across the street from his house
are creating serious problems.
"These are businesses being
operated in the residential area
which is inconsistent with our resi-
dential lease," he said. "902 Ariola
is marketed online for weddings and
He handed the Authority mem-
bers a list of bookings indicating that
the house had been rented through
Spring of 2010.
"We can no longer enjoy our
home," he continued. "We cannot
sleep. We cannot entertain. We have
been flipped off and cussed out.
There is a great threat of retaliation.
This is creating health problems and
our home value has been compro-
Board member Dave Pavlock
had several questions that he ad-
dressed staff to answer concerning
"There is a lot of data we need
to gather," he said. "This is the tip
of the iceberg. We need to balance
this with the rights of the people
who lease this property."
Buck Lee, SRIA executive di-
rector, would like all information
made available by November. The
matter will be review at the Novem-
Pensacola asked each car dealer in
Pensacola to supply a vehicle to be
used in the Beach's water safety pro-
gram under the direction of Bob
West, Public Safety director.
"Pete Moore was the only one
who would help," he said.
"There is no greater unsung
hero on Pensacola Beach who has
assisted us in creating a safer beach,
enhancing beach safety and initiat-
ing education," West said.
In accepting his commendation,
Moore said, "The Pete Moore
dealerships are proud to be a part of
Moore Safe Shores. More impor-
tantly, we are proud of Bob West
and his team. We have lived on the
Beach since 1986. Itwas a scary time
with all the drownings back then.
You are doing a greatjob, Bob West.
I commend you."
Dottie Ford, director of finance,
brought an even more positive re-
port than those she has consistently
delivered to the Board over the past
"We had a great July," Ford
said. "Our revenues were $129,000
over the budgeted amount."
While presenting a new
policy regarding the SRIA's
VisitPensacolaBeach, Buck Lee la-
mented the fact that the Beach Cham-
ber does not have a website.
"I will be working with the
Largo Drive brought another lease-
holder problem to the attention of
Addressing street drainage
problems, Compton said, "Residents
are referring to the Largo-Corto area
as Lake Largo. It's an ongoing and
Baskerville Dononvan engi-
neers began to study the drainage
problem on the Beach. Also, the
County has taken an interest in
Board member Vernon Prather
commented that in future repairs will
need to be made and they need to
be funded. At the present time, drain-
age problems in residential areas are
Buck Lee, in his director's re-
port, said the renewal of transpon-
ders just got a bit easier.
"This is the first time we will ac-
cept credit card payment," he said.
New transponders go on sale
January 4, 2010.
In his report, Mike Langston,
Baskerville Donovan engineer, told
the Board the Little Sabine restora-
tion and dredging projects should
begin this week.
The next SRIA meeting will be
Wednesday, October 28 at 4 p.m. at
the Authority office. Please note the
earlier start time. The meeting is
open to the public.
October 20, 2009
October 20, 2009 Island Times PAGE 3
Barefoot on the Beach
By Jane Waters Cooper
I am the bill payer in this house-
hold. As you might guess, that pro-
cess is not accomplished by com-
puter. I write checks, put them in
envelopes that come with the bills,
write a return address on the enve-
lope, put a 48 cent stamp on it and
trust the United States postal ser-
vice to do the rest. The next month
when I receive my bills, they all are
nudging, cajoling, begging or being
downright nasty about me not pay-
ing electronically. The reason I don't
pay electronically is because I don't
Usually, Ijust write a check and
forget about it. But recently, I have
been scrutinizing the bills to find out
what I am paying. I noticed on a Gulf
Power bill that I am paying, in addi-
tion to a plethora of other charges, a
customer charge of $10. What does
that mean? Do I have to pay for the
privilege of being a customer? The
rest is fairly easy to understand, but
why am I paying a franchise fee for
Frank and I only own one auto-
mobile now. I find we are paying $165
to the Florida Catastrophe Fund. It's
the law which applies to everyone
who has automobile insurance. It
has been going on since January 1,
2007. Some people are very mad at
this payment. Being mad at it doesn't
6TIu Golf and Games
Our cable service bill seems to
change from time to time. Mostly, it
rises. We have family cable, ex-
panded basic, broadcast basic, pri-
mary digital equipment and, a ser-
vice discount. This total with fees
and surcharges comes to $64.92.
Not a problem. I would pay twice
that just to see the Saints games,
but don't tell the Cable Guy that.
I try not to get too upset when
I pay my monthly PNJ bill. There's a
fee for the subscription and a trans-
portation fee. The transportation fee
just went up due to rising costs as-
sociated with the delivery of the
paper. They also offer you the op-
portunity to include a tip for your
delivery person. Maybe, we would
be better off to pick it up at the
stands the way we do the USA To-
day. Do those delivery people really
get up that early to go to work with-
out receiving a reasonable wage?
I like the Blue Cross Blue Shield
people. If they need to raise their
rates, they send a long, detailed let-
ter, and mail the bill quarterly reflect-
ing the changes, declared in the long
I also like to reflect on my credit
card invoice. It lists everything we
bought all month, the name of the
store, and the telephone number. It
can be a real wake up call. Like, did
we really spend that much at Beach
Day & Night
Wines and Liquors? And the card
we have sends us a nice bonus
check a couple of times a year. We
never carry a balance with them, so
I don't know how they make any
money off of us.
Our ECUA billjust seems to at-
tract newer and higher numbers.
What, pray tell, is the Sewer Im-
We get a few bills which are
easy to pay because they are un-
complicated and realistic. Like the The last check I received from them
Breeze Lawn Service which takes
care of our yard at a very moderate
price and sends a one line statement
every month. Some of the other big
businesses should take a page out
of owner Clark Allen's book.
I get another interesting finan-
cial mailing. I have a few shares of
Verizon which was split and merged
with Fairpoint Communications, a
corporation I hear from quarterly.
was for fourteen cents. The litera-
ture which accompanied the check
carried a strong warning that this
amount was being reported to the
Internal Revenue Service.
Am I saving time and postage
by not paying online? Absolutely
not. I love paper trails. I can pick up
a fistful of bills out of my paid bas-
ket, glance through them, and won-
der where the good old days went.
Junkanoos Roll Out The Barrel At Oktoberfest
Deep in the heart of Bavaria, the
Krewe of Junkanoo's party commit-
tee secretly planned an authentic
Oktoberfest suitable for Pensacola
Beach. Roll out the barrel. It's time
to put on your lederhosen and do
the polka on the dance floor of the
Sandshaker Lounge, Saturday, Oc-
tober 24 from 3 to 6 p.m.
The Krewe of Junkanoo is pre-
senting their Fourth Annual
Oktoberfest with an accordion play-
ing contest, baby bottle beer drink-
Fresh Gulf Seafood
Live Maine Lobster
Wednesday Raw Oysters 35 Oea
Thursday Baked Oysters
i OPEN EVERYDAY
I at 11am
1010 Ft. Pickens Road
ing contest, and plenty of games to
keep you busy.
The krewe, which is famous for
their raffle baskets full of prizes, will
not disappoint. There will be a cor-
nucopia of baskets and the raffles
will continue throughout the party.
There will also be a 50/50 drawing.
Boogie, Inc. will be keeping
krewe members and guests dancing
to their favorite tunes with a few
authentic German hits thrown in for
Mon- Fri 11-2
The Krewe of Junkanoo will be
unveiling their Pensacola Beach
Mardi Gras calendar at this event.
The custom printed piece includes
Pensacola Beach people and places.
"The calendars will be hot off
the press. There is nothing like this.
Every month is full of Mardi Gras
photos of our friends and places we
enjoy," said Marcia Wiles, calendar
Everyone is invited to this
party. There is no charge to attend.
SPORTS BAR & RESTAURANT
OPEN EVERYDAY at 11 AM
s S eaoo 000 Ris
CATCH IT ALL!
on Hi Def
42 TVs 11 Big Screens
Pay Per View
I S The One Onl FaiyEtraimn etrnteIln
18 Holes of Fantasy Golf
Parties Pool Tables Dance Ice Crearr
Air Hockey Revolution
under new management new games arriving soon
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PAGE 4 Island Times October 20, 2009
Three Pensacola Beach resi-
dents will be wowing audiences who
attend Pensacola Junior College's
production of the Sound of Music.
Brooke Heffernan, Savannah Green,
and Lainey Atkins are cast as the
Von Trapp sisters who sing their
way through the Austrian Alps. The
show plays November 13-22.
Ginny Sheehan, the executive
assistant at the Visitor's Information
Center, traded one island for another
when she and husband Bill jetted
off forvacation. The first three days
were spent in Virginia and West Vir-
ginia; then three days in Amelia Is-
land. Ginny's back greeting visitors
CHECKS IN THE MAIL
For those of you who put out-
going mail in your residential mail-
box, Beach resident Dave Bartee
warns that checks are being stolen
and "washed." That means the thief
has a blank, signed check to work
with. It happened to him and a few
others. Dave says it might be smart
to take your outgoing mail to the
John Turk was taking care of a
"honey-do" for his wife, Tara, who
teaches third grade at the Beach
School. The teacher assigned him
the task of representing the family
at the Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun tour-
ney which benefitted the school's
music department. Lots of fun and
better than mowing the lawn, ac-
cording to John.
Commander Morrie Drees,
USN, retired, celebrates the United
States Navy's birthday each year,
but 234 candles on one cake might
be abit too much. He writes, "Happy
Birthday U.S. Navy and God bless
all who serve." The United States
Navy traces its origins to the Conti-
nental Navy, which the Continental
Congress established on October
13, 1775. Marines worldwide will sa-
lute November 10 as the Marine
Corps' 234th birthday.
The Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club ranks continue to grow. New
skippers who were accepted into
membership in October are: Edmund
Medley of Pensacola, Mike and
Marsha Gerkin, Pensacola Beach,
and Steve and Catherine Brown
from Gulf Breeze.
PROCLAIM THE HERO
Island Times reported Mike
Willett's heroic rescue of a drown-
ing visitor to Pensacola Beach last
summer. He was recognized in the
Escambia County Employees news-
letter and was given an official hero's
proclamation at the October 15
Escambia County Board of County
Commissioners meeting. The Com-
missioners expressed their apprecia-
tion to Mike "for his perseverance,
compassion and gallant response to
help a stranger who had called out
for help. He is an exemplary role
model and an inspiration to us all."
FIVE YEARS LATER
When the wild winds and force-
ful waters of Hurricane Ivan came
ashore in 2004, Beach residents lost
lots of valuables. Most were never
recovered. You can imagine Janet
Tryon's surprise when a Beach
deputy returned a bag which con-
tained her husband Bill's military
service memorabilia to her home last
week. The bag and its contents had
been washed away from the Tryon's
Maldonado Drive home.
Last Chance To Go To
Worship at the Water's last
service of this season will be at
Flounder's Sunday, October 25 at
8:15 a.m. Put on your best pair of
Sunday shorts and flip flops and
This service is part of the out-
reach ministry of Gulf Breeze United
Methodist Church. The Worship at
the Water will return to Flounder's
in Spring of 2010.
How soon we forget. Even when
Ronna Reeves was the headliner at
the festival. Even when the
songwriters performed on the Board-
walk. Evenwhenthe events were free
and opento the public. Even if it hap-
pened only twenty years ago and then
was spirited off to the Flora-Bama
Lounge. Such a short 20 years.
Who, the Trivia Master asked,
was the coordinator of the first
songwriter's festival on Pensacola
Beach? The answer, which no one got
correct, was Ross Orenstein, then a
partner inthe SunRay Taco Shop with
Tiger and Flip Atkinson.
Ross commented, "Guess we
were about 20 years ahead of ourtime!
That songwriting event was held in
conjunction with Nashville
songwriters and culminated with a
performance at the Quietwater Am-
phitheater featuring Ronna Reeves."
Today, Orenstein is still play-
ing with The Reunion Band and is
the top dog at RODOG Productions
and Music as Message. He is the
songwriterforMcGruffthe Crime Dog
and Eco the Butterfly. All that and no
one remembered, so chalk one up, for
the venerable Trivia Master.
And, now what? Well, it's almost
Halloween and the Trivia Master
doesn't really mean to scare you, but
he has a question straight off the black
There is a group which descends
on Pensacola Beach every Halloween
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to stirtheir cauldrons of rat tails, horse
chestnut and stinging nettle.
"What does this snaggle
toothed, peaked hat, broom carrying
group call itself on Halloween?
Be the first to email the correct
answer to wina covetedt-shirt. Send
your answer to islandtimes
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subject line and include your name,
phone number. Deadline to answer is
Tuesday, October 27, 2009.
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3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 932-7100
Tiger Plaza Next to Sonic
stocked to the
Beach Home Decor rafters with
Baby & Birthday it
Cupboard & Kitchen Halloween items!
Follow me to the Beach Church
Sunday, October 25 T
2 to 5:30 p.m.
The fun starts Trunk or Treat\ FOpen to
fun starts Food & Games the public
Via de Luna Haunted House
& Avenida 18 C Wl
Ever n Cake Walkc
Everyone's Welcom n
October 20, 2009
October 20, 2009 Island Times PAGE 5
Tax Litigation Discussion Highlights PBA Annual Meeting
A long awaited review of the
Pensacola Beach residential ad valorem
tax litigation will highlight the meeting
of the Pensacola Beach Advocates to-
morrow night, Wednesday, October 21.
This important meeting of the PBA will
begin at 6 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall at
the Pensacola Beach Community
Church. Danny Kepner, attorney for
Shell, Fleming, Davis and Menge will
present the review of the case which
has been in the hands of Judge Michael
Jones for almost a year and a half. He
has not handed down a decision to date.
"We will address a number of is-
sues," Jim Cox, PBA president said.
The PBA encourages participation
in the upcoming Core Area Redevelop-
ment and Island Beautification public
"Another meeting which affects all
of us will be on Wednesday, October 28
at the Beach Church Fellowship Hall at
6 p.m. It will be the first opportunity
for stakeholders to hear from EDSA,
who is the planning firm for the Core
Area Redevelopment and Island Beau-
tification. EDSA will be taking public
input as part of the planning process."
The PBA meeting will also cover
a report on Escambia County Con-
solidation effort, PBA position state-
ment and a discussion on sending out
a future survey.
The Election of Officers, setting the
annual dues for the upcoming year and
establishing a date for the next annual
meeting will be on the agenda.
"Joining the PBA gives all Beach
residents a chance to have their voices
heard," said Cox. "The opinions of the
members are collected through periodic
Annual dues are $30 per year per
family or business. For more informa-
tion, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Orleans artist,
Mousie, entertained the
crowds with her sultry voice
and ukulele strumming at the
Pensacola Beach Chamber
of Commerce 'sArt and Wine
Weekend, October 3. Mousie
showcased her signature
mermaid posters and latest
CDs. You can find her at
Welcome Women's Council of Realtors
Leadership Conference, October 22-24, Hilton Pensacola Beach
Thursday. October 22
Registration 2:00 6:00
Welcome Reception 6:00 8:00
Friday. October 23
Continental Breakfast 8:00 9:30
Welcome, Sessions 8:45 9:00
Break 9:40 10:00
Sessions 10:00- 11:30
Break 11:30 12:00
Lunch 12:00 1:00
Welcome from Pensacola Mayor Mike Wiggins, Santa Rosa Island Authority
Executive Director Buck Lee, Pensacola Chamber President Evon Emerson,
Pensacola Association of Realtors President Em Weiner
Sessions 1:15 2:50
Break 2:50 3:15
Sessions 3:15 4:45
Quint Studer, speaker
Dessert Fashion Show
Saturday. October 24
Continental Breakfast 8:00 9:00
Sessions 9:00 10:35
Break 10:35 10:45
Sessions 10:45 11:30
Professional Presentation 11:30 1:00
Lunch, Wrapup & Farewell
CRABS WE GOT 'EM
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
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. Sandwiches. Salads. Fresh Catch of the Day. Renee's Famous
Shrimp Salad. Happy Hour 11-7. Live Bands. Poker on Monday
Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, it's di-
rectly on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. Open 7
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
FLOUNDER'S CHOWDER HOUSE
Celebrating 30 years of Floundering neathh 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.
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 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
MCGUIRE'S IRISH PUB
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.
(peas, porrvvibge & a br martini
by Kathi Lewis
Lois Jernigan has turned down
numerous offers requiring her to
wear a tiara, but when you win the
Sisters of the Beach Champagne Sip-
Off, the tiara's on! Check out her
new head gear. Congratulations to
our new Bubbly Queen! I think she
should definitely wear it on her next
Biloxitrip. You neverknow what will
happen whenyou're wearing a tiara.
Or riding abroom? Yes, it's that
time again. Be on the lookout for
flying fairy dust and the coven of
Beach witches whose official name
is the subject of this week's trivia.
But don't worry, we never drink and
fly. We always call for the gilt taxi-
better known as Gary Cole's golf cart.
There's always plenty of space on
top for stowing your brooms safely
for the ride home. The ride is free
although there may be a cleaning fee
involved depending on how bumpy
the ride is and if your martini glass
comes with a lid.
Still looking for a little magic,
Elaine Mitchell, Christine
Hewerdine and yours truly headed
off into the sunset with Deb Fried-
man to celebrate her birthday in
Biloxi. We made a pit stop in Mo-
bile to visit Marilyn LeNormand
at her Outdoor Oasis. Marilyn has
the most beautifully landscaped
yard and it's always more fun than
a rest area.
And so the season begins, my
friends, and you're all gonna need
to find a nice spot for resting. Be-
tween the birthdays, the Krewe of
Wrecks, our Wednesday Nite Men-
tal Health, the holidays and Mardi
Gras, I think there may be one or
possibly two Sunday nights when
there will not be anything going on
at all! Oh Lord, how will I ever fill
that time? What will I do?
In the meantime, today is my
grand daughter Sissy's fourth birth-
day. We've already had her party
because it's a long, long time to wait
to be four. Early in September, Sissy
began to add a new request to her
bedtime prayer, "Please God, let my
birthday come faster."
I have an unusual request of
my dear readers. I hope you will
sing along with me in a chorus of
Come, take my hand and dance
We'll dance around the world to the
edge of the sea.
We'll go and stand on the first sand
bar; in graceful bend we'll plie.
As sea sellers stop to watch we'll
dance our water ballet.
It won't be long before we see the
dolphins come to play
They join our dance with happy
smiles; like us, they dance
It's time to get your scissors out
along with the fairy dust and holi-
day seasonings because this recipe
is definitely a keeper.
Lila Cox brought some beauti-
fully grown herbs to the SOB Tent
for the Art & Wine Weekend along
with some wonderful recipes (which
you will see printed later).
I've been dying to try some of
those herbs because they were so
pretty and had such a fabulous
scent. Thanks, Lila for sharing some
I came up with this recipe using
leftovers from the refrigerator
(roasted chicken and steamed broc-
coli). So don't be afraid to use your
own imagination. But right now, let's
Rosemary Chicken Pie
3 Cups cooked chicken, cubed
3 Tbsp. fresh Rosemary
2 Tsp. fresh Sage
2 Tsp. fresh Garlic Chives
1 Lg. (22oz.) can Cream of
1 sm. can Shitake Mushrooms
2 Cups broccoli florets
1 Can sliced Carrots
Prepared Pie Crust
Combine all ingredients. Spray
deep dish pie plate with butter fla-
vored spray and line with bottom
crust. Pour ingredients into pie plate
and add top crust, pinching edges
to seal. Make several cuts in top pie
crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2
hours until bubbly and crust is
Enjoy, share with a friend and
like Sissy and me, dance every day!
See ya in the kitchen......
Sisters of the Beach crowned Lois Jernigan as Bubbly Queen II,
Saturday, October 3 at the Champagne Sip Off at Paddy O'Leary's.
Twenty ladies competed for the title.
Maria's Fresb Seafoob Market
Take a little bit of the Gulf Coast home!
Fresh from the boats daily
We can cold pack for travel or ship anywhere.
RED SNAPPER & TRIGGERFISH
GROUPER & FLOUNDER
OYSTERS & SHRIMP
MON SAT 8 AM 7 PM
SUNDAY 8 AM 6 PM
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Call for directions from the Beach
KREWE OF WRECKS MEETINGS
All meetings begin at 6 p.m.
Memberships are available at
each meeting. $30.
Wrecks Meeting Sandbar
Wrecks Meeting Shaker
Wrecks Meeting Sidelines
Wrecks Meeting The Dock
Wrecks Meeting Bimini Bar
Wrecks Meeting Paradise
Wrecks Mtg Bamboo Willie's
Wrecks Meeting The Break
Wrecks Meeting Flounder's
Wrecks Mtg Paddy O'Leary's
Wrecks Meeting PegLeg's
If you bypass your nightly glass of
chardonnay in the belief that itwill help you
stay thin, research in 2006 indicates that
the opposite may be true. In fact, Mayo
Clinic researchers found that a daily drink
may help a person stay lean. This finding
comes from the analysis of data that tracked
drinking behavior and weight among 8,200
people. Itwas found that those who con-
sumed one to two drinks daily were 54
percent less likely to be obese than teeto-
talers. Surprisingly, non-drinkers and ex-
drinkers were twice as likely to be obese.
It is thought that people who have a glass
of wine or two with dinner are less likely to
have a high-calorie snack later in the
HINT: The study mentioned above also
pointed out that those who drank four or
more drinks daily were about 50 percent
more likely to be obese than non-drinkers.
Over the recent few years more and more
health benefits of wine are found and are
sure to be taken advantage of. At Beach
Wines and Liquors, Inc. we'd be more
than happy to help you find a wine to en-
rich your life. Questions regarding fine
wines? Call 850-932-8850 or stop by the
store at 5 Via de Luna.
Mardi Gras on the Island
Nereids King Kake Party, Paradise, 3 PM
Nereids Moonpie Party, Sandshaker
Krewe of Junanoo, Chili CookOff, Shaker, 1 PM
Nauga Champagne Breakfast, Dock, 10 AM
Krewe of Brewe Black Tie Ball, Shaker
Krewe of Wrecks Meeting The Islander, 6 PM
Nereids Mystical Ball, Elk's Lodge
Bananimals Ball, Bay Beach Inn
Beach Babe Contest & Cajun Boil, Shaker, 3 PM
Krewe of Wrecks Meeting Elk's Lodge, 6 PM
Krewe of Kids Parade
Queen's Dinner, Flounder's, 7 PM
King's Dinner, Elk's Lodge, 7 PM
Wrecks Champagne Breakfast
Krewe of Wrecks Parade, 2 PM
Red Beans and Rice Luncheon, Casin fr,
Krewe of Coma, Sandshaker, 7 PM
More details will appear as the season nears.
Not all events are open to the public.
Some events require tickets.
October 20, 2009
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October 20, 2009
BYTES AND BITS
By Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal
Q: "Should I turn off my com-
puter after using it?"
A: Think green! In the United
States, computers now account for
10% of the electricity used nation-
wide. If you leave your computer
on when not in use, it is using elec-
tricity that is costing you money.
Not a lot, but 50 cents per day does
add up to $178 per year for each
computer. If you aren't turning out
lights and turning off other appli-
ances when not they're not in use,
it's costing you even more. Com-
puters can also be configured so that
they will sleep when not in use,
which reduces their power consump-
tion by about 40%.
From a practical standpoint, it
canbe inconvenient to wait for your
computer to start up each time you
need to use it. A good compromise
might be to keep it turned off while
you're sleeping. For notebook com-
puters, it is important to remember
that the life of the screen is reduced
by leaving the computer on when not
in use. When the light inside the
screen goes bad, an expensive
screen repair will be needed. The
in Your Home
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same is true of the flat panel screens
used with desktop computers. Those
can be set to automatically turn off
while the computer stays on. If you
leave home for a few days, unplug
the computers from the wall outlet
to prevent damage from lightning
Some people like to have their
antivirus software do a complete
scan of their computer when they are
not using it. In that case, the com-
puter has to remain fully powered
on so that the software can do its job.
Also, if your computer is part of a
network inwhichyour data files get
backed up automatically, the com-
puter will have to remain awake.
For questions, contact Joe at
joey cpals coin or 206-3156.
The Beat Goes On
The popular Bands on the
Beach concert scehdule has been
extended a few more weeks.
October's free concerts are orga-
nized by the Santa Rosa Island Au-
thority (SRIA) and sponsored by
Flounder's Chowder House,
Crabs, The SandShaker and Cat
Lektric Mullet will bring over
a century's worth of collective mu-
sical experience to the pavilion on
Oct. 20. Band members include
Bill Dossey, David Glencoe,
Ricky Lee Phelps and Randy
The Kyle Parker Band will
get things moving on Oct. 27.
Crowds can look forward to great
hits such as "Born on the Bayou"
and "Hard to Handle."
Spectators are encouraged to
bring lawn chairs or blankets to the
pavilion area. For more informa-
tion, call the SRIA at 850-932-2257.
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Treats From Trunks, Games Galore Headline Fall Festival
Pensacola Beach Community
Church will have its annual Fall Fes-
tival on Sunday, October 25 from 2
to 5:30 p.m.
"This year's event promises to
be even bigger thanbefore with lots
of games, snacks, and the ever popu-
lar Trunk or Treat," said Jackie
Trunk or Treat is hosted in the
Church parking lot. Dozens of
trunksters bring their cars, trucks or
vans and decorate them for Hallow-
een. The competition is fierce for the
best theme and costumed partici-
pants in the lot.
"Children go to each vehicle
receiving treats and enjoying the
decorations," said Henderson. "Our
trunksters really go all out to make
this really fun."
In addition to the Trunk or
Treat there will be a Haunted
House, cake walk and inflatable
jump houses and slides.
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Children of all ages are encour-
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This event is open to everyone and
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If you would like to volunteer
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Board Sets Pace For Advocates
Escambia County Master Gardener Kay Mitchell, left, and Santa Rosa
Island Authority staffer Adele Tomasek, assist with the placement and
planting of the new greenery in Morgan Park last month. The Soundside
park and botanical garden received one hundred new plants and more
on are the way as part of the SRIA's park makeover.
Breezers Celebrate Lifestyle
The City of Gulf Breeze and Gulf
Breeze community organizations are
hosting a "Life'sABreeze Weekend"
November 13 15.
The kickoffwill take place Friday
night, November 13 at 7 p.m. when
the Gulf Breeze Dolphins face the
Navarre Raiders in a gridiron rivalry.
A variety of sports and family
events will be offered by local civic
and charitable organizations. Satur-
day night will feature an outdoor con-
For more information and
schedule of events go to:
The Pensacola Beach Advo-
cates Board of Directors and Com-
mittees met on October 5 to dis-
cuss current issues on the Beach
and to establish an agenda for
their October 21 annual member-
Membership Committee chair-
man Lila Cox announced that a
membership campaign has begun.
There are now 223 households and
businesses who are PBA members.
Dues is $30 for the year.
"Current and prospective
members are welcome to attend
the upcoming meeting," Cox said.
"We will have a membership table
at the door to collect renewing and
new member's dues."
The PBA partnered with the
Beach Chamber in a festival recy-
cling program. The pilot recycling
program for festivals had out-
standing success. Recycling con-
tainers were permanently added at
Casino Beach and re-usable water
bottles were sold at the Taste of
the Beach, Sept. 19-20.
The Board and Committees
also heard a plea from Ray
Ascherfeld who said the parties
surrounding the weddings in his
neighborhood have created a real
problem for him and his neigh-
"These rental properties are
businesses being run in residen-
tial neighborhoods," he said. "My
wife and I have lost the enjoyment
of our home. The noise and park-
ing problems are affecting our well
Ascherfeld said that he had
contacted deputies, but got little
relief. They intend to take the is-
sue to the Island Authority.
The last order of business was
the approval of an email and snail
mail campaign to remind members
about the annual membership
meeting on October 21 and public
input session on October 28.
For more information about
the Pensacola Beach Advocates,
visit www.pbadvocates.org. A
membership application is located
on page 7 of this edition.
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under the sabine sandbar & yacht club
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Joyce Brown at Native Caf6
in the Via de Luna Shopping Cen-
ter is rolling out the red carpet to
all her customers. A television
crew from Santa Rosa Insider will
be embedded at the Caf6 from 9 to
10 a.m. on Thursday, October 22.
They will be interviewing the art-
ists and customers, so get there
early to get a good seat.
UP BEFORE THE SUN
Energetic Paula Sunshine wants
you to rise and shine. The Levin
Rinke Resort Realtor is encouraging
her friends and clients to join her at
Fitness Boot Camp on Pensacola
Beach. Sessions begin at 5:45 a.m.
at the Gulfside Pavilion.
The Red Cross will host their
Second Annual Mini Golf Tourna-
ment at Tiki Island Golf and Games,
Friday, October 30. Tickets are
$100 per foursome. There will be
prizes for good golfers and prizes
for good costumers. The post play
party will be at Flounder's. Call
800-773-7620 or email Jerry Kindle
at email@example.com to
Krewe of Wrecks member
Margaret Cunningham never
misses the chance to organize a
party. Margaret, with the help of
the Santa Rosa Shores
Homeowners Association and
Santa Rosa Shores Women's Club
will be hosting a "Halloween Stop"
at Swenson Park in Gulf Breeze,
Saturday, October 31 from 6-7:30
p.m. Stop by and be part of the
fun, food and games. Costumed
attendees may get a prize. If you
need more information, call Mar-
garet at 932-2914.
GETTHE GLUE GUN
Our Lady of the Assumption
Catholic Mission on Pensacola
Beach is now accepting applica-
tions from artisans and crafters for
its upcoming December 6 Christ-
mas Festival. The arts, crafts,
food, and fun day begins at 9 a.m.
on the Church grounds. Contact
Leo at 393-0770 to apply.
SKI CLUBBERS GET HAPPY
No skis or lift ticket required
to join the Pensacola Ski Club for
their Beach Happy Hour at
Flounder's Friday, November 13,
from 5 7 p.m. Appetizers and
drink specials will be provided.
Along with current members, the
club encourages any prospective
new members to attend. For more
information, log on to
If the rats are winning the rat
race, you may want to attend one
of the weekend "Rest and Renewal
Retreat Workshops" Friday
through Sunday, October 23-25 or
Oct. 30 -November 1 on Pensacola
Beach. The techniques and tools
presented in the workshop are a
simple, gentle and extremely pow-
erful form of meditation that allows
anyone who learns it to experience
more peace and joy in their lives.
The Retreat will be hosted at 1314
Maldonado Drive. Contact Kali:
865-776-8339 or Bhagavati: 972-
965-2292 for more information.
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Corvette Show Thanks
The following beach busi-
nesses contributed to the most suc-
cessful Corvette show in our history.
We had 116 Corvettes in the show
ring with a gorgeous 1958 convert-
ible winning Best in Show. We also
had a limited edition 2010 Corvette
from Pete Moore Chevrolet on dis-
We had visitors with their cars
come to Pensacola Beach from as
far south as Tampa, north to Atlanta
and Birmingham, east to Jackson-
ville, and west to Lafayette.
The Miracle Strip Corvette Club
sincerely thanks supporting mem-
bers of the beach business commu-
nity and all beach residents that were
able to admire our Vettes while sam-
pling the 2nd annual Taste of the
Beach! In addition to cash dona-
tions made to Covenant Hospice and
the Santa Rosa Kids House during
the show, the club is donating $1,000
to each organization.
We look forward to another
great outing in 2010, when ourbeach
becomes home to America's sports
car. Thanks again for making
Pensacola Beach a welcoming place
Linda Taylor Murphy
October 20, 2009
for visitors and a wonderful place to
2009 Pensacola Beach Support-
ers are: Bamboo Willie's, Bull Feath-
ers, Cap'n Fun, Comfort Inn, DJ
Zemenick, Days Inn, Dog House
Deli II, Florida Pizza Kitchen, Floun-
ders, Go Fish, Hampton Inn,
Hemingway's Island Grill, Hilton
Pensacola Beach, Hooters, Interna-
tional Boutique, Island Style/Tiki
Jake's, Island Times, Islanders Surf
Shop, Key Sailing, Lee Tracy, Leo's
Corvettes, Native Caf6, Paradise, Peg
Leg Petes, Sandshaker, Sidelines,
Subway, Surf Burger and Tiki Island.
Thank you for all of your help
To My Loving Beach Sisters,
Thank you for my birthday
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with Lonnie's mom. Thank you for
helping me celebrate Seth's gradua-
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Wrecks Roll L
Get the key to your costume
locker and pull out something scary
for the upcoming Krewe of Wrecks
meeting, Monday, October 26 at the
Sabine Sandbar. The fun starts at 6
p.m. All party people are invited to
join the Krewe. Memberships are
The Krewe of Wrecks schedule
includes thirteen Monday night
meetings, royal dinners, a Grand
Costume Ball, a Champagne Break-
fast, a street dance, the world's larg-
est free red beans and rice luncheon;
and the regionally famous Krewe of
Wrecks Mardi Gras parade. The pa-
rade, which has been added to the
Southeastern Tourism Society's Top
Twenty events, is set for February
"It's time to get this season
started," said Running Around
Wreck Jeff Goudey, who is the leader
of the Krewe's board. "We are cel-
ebrating thirty years of Mardi Gras
on Santa Rosa Island."
The first meeting of the Krewe
of Wrecks will be much like all the
others with no rules and no agen-
das, but plenty of fun and special
"The gals with the pointy hats
and black cloaks have already re-
served the Broom-Only parking
places, all others willbe 'toad'," ac-
cording to Dale Andersen at the
Sandbar. "Come dressed for a
spooktacularly good time. We have
some fun prizes ready for the con-
For more information
about the krewe, email Treas-
Wreck Melanie Waite at
Season Your Holidays
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next party, the SOB Christmas Brunch, which will be December 6 at
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Donations Needed For Holiday Program
Pandora de Balthazar and Team
Make ADifference are seeking dona-
tions to support the Breakfast with
Santa program. This holiday program
enables children infoster care to pur-
chase presents for their foster parents.
The Breakfast with Santa party
is complete with a midway of games
where children earn Santa dollars.
"Last year we supported more
than 4700 gifts to foster parents, be-
cause each child earns Santa dollars
and can select the items that fit his or
herbudget," said de Balthazar.
Contributions are needed.
Checks should be made payable to:
BHC Foundation with TEAM: Make
a Difference in the memo line and
mailed to P.O. Box 789, Gulf Breeze,
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T4e 4 N G OU E
by E.K. Hewson
Just in time for Halloween, the
New Orleans Saints are only hand-
ing out treats to their fans and tricks
to their opponents. As I write this
week's column, the Saints are 4 and
OH! As in OH-yeah baby, this could
be the year they go all the way. How-
ever, by the time you read this, they
will have had a bye for week 5,
played the New York Giants at home
for week 6 and willbe gearing up to
take on Miami on Sunday. October
Since I basically live in Wash-
ington Redskin territory, I have to
get my Saints news from the internet
and the few lines that are run in the
Washington Post. I now find myself
YouTubing on a daily basis, and am
so grateful to fans who have legally
or illegally downloaded awesome
Saints' game day plays to this
Just to get my mornings started
on a very positive note, I now watch
over and over Daniel Sharper's in-
terception against the New York Jets
during week 4. You know the play I
am referring to -- the perfectly ex-
ecuted pick off followed by a pen-
alty free 99 yard return down field
for a touchdown. Just typing it
makes me have to jump up and down
and yell from the top of my lungs
So in honor of the Saints, I have
called upon the Great Pumpkin to
see who will get a pillowcase full of
goodies and who will get a rock.
My son, Harry, better known as
The Kid in this column, receives the
first pillowcase full of treats. He at-
tends a very small Catholic school
and is in sixth grade. This year the
students can dress up for Halloween
as either their favorite sports star or
religious figure. He chose Drew
Brees only because he thought the
beard for Touchdown Moses would
be too scratchy.
Washington Post journalists
Michael Wilbon and his colleague
Mark Maske are definitely getting
rocks. Neither can get a handle on
the fact that the Saints are 4 and 0,
as in have not lost a game. Wilbon,
who blogs on "World Wide
Wilbon," picks which NFL teams
will win on the gridiron every Sun-
day. Though he has chosen the
Saints for three wins except for when
they played against Philadelphia; he
does so begrudgingly. He writes
snippy and childish comments like
"the Saints have no interest in play-
ing defense" or "anyone could beat
the Detroit Lions." Well, except for
the Washington Redskins, as we all
found out in week 3.
Maske, on the other hand, ranks
the NFL's top teams every week, in
his column "Cream of the Crop."
Right now the Saints are number two
on his list behind the New York Gi-
ants. I am assuming he has some
logarithmic algorithm that he uses
to rate these teams and is not basing
his decisions on emotion. Then
again, I have to wonder since the
Saints lead the league on points
scored 144. Last time I checked,
it doesn't matter how many points
your opponent scores, as long as you
score one more. He writes this about
his fifth ranked, 3 and 1, Baltimore
Ravens, "Don'tbe fooled by the loss
in New England. This is a solid
He fawns all over his top choice
and reminds his readers that the Gi-
ants are back to being the overpow-
ering team that they were last sea-
son. He praises the New York Jets
defense for keeping Drew Brees and
the Saints' offense in check. Yet,
words seem elude him when it
comes to his number two pick, the
Saints. He just simply states, "The
defense did its part."
Lots of kisses, real and choco-
late, will be delivered to my
husbandThe Colonel on All
Hallow's Eve, since he scored tick-
ets to the December 6 game where
New Orleans, I predict, no matter
how politically incorrect this reads,
will scalp the Washington Redskins
at FedX Field. Right now Redskins'
players are tweeting onYA. Twittle
about how supportive and great their
fans are. Surprisingly enough, there
are a lot of Saints fans in the DC area
and I will be in the thick of them all
that first Sunday in December.
So like a true Saints fan, I wish
you ample free flowing, ice cold
Dixie beer and spicy gumbo to feed
your soul this Halloween and
throughout the entire football sea-
As well seasoned fans, we all
know that neither a win nor a loss
can spook us, as we continue to be-
lieve this is the year the Saints will
make it to Super Bowl XLIV
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Submit Entries In
Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. and the
city of Gulf Breeze, Florida are call-
ing for artwork to represent the 16th
annual Fine Arts Festival, Gulf
Breeze Celebrates the Arts 2010 be-
ing held March 13 and 14.
One graphic design will be se-
lected as the official tee shirt/poster
logo and for use on other promo-
tional items. The winning entry their
will be awarded a monetary prize of
$250. Creative artists of all ages are
encouraged to submit designs.
Further details are posted
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Oleander is hardy enough to
withstand salt air and sandy soil, but
can succumb to a orange and black
caterpillar which feeds on it during
According to Master Gardener
Theresa Friday, the oleander cater-
pillar is not a desired insect. It is a
pest that feeds on oleander and sev-
eral other popular ornamental plants
including bougainvillea and
The oleander caterpillar is
bright orange with tufts of long black
hairs. While the hairs may seem
menacing, they are not stinging and
October 20, 2009
handling the caterpillars will not
produce pain unlike certain other
A number of control measures
are available for leaf eating cater-
pillar pests. The best control mea-
sure is locating and removing eggs
prior to hatching. If hatching cat-
erpillars are found products such
as malathion can be used. A natu-
ral bacterial product, called BT
(Bacillus thuringiensis), can be
used as well. BT is sold under the
trade name Thuricide or Dipel.
Read and follow the product label
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Take a chance on being the big
winner at the Gulf Breeze Chamber's
Hitchcock Goes to Vegas fundraiser,
Friday, October 23, from 7 to 11 p.m.
The themed night of fun will begin
at the Bimini Beach Bar (under
Hemingway's) on Pensacola Beach
with dancing until the wee hours at
Tickets are $30 per person
which includes light hors d'oeuvres,
two raffle tickets and 2000 gaming
chips to use at the casino-style
games. Lucky attendees will be try-
ing their luck at craps, roulette, black
jack, and Texas Hold 'Em.
If you have a favorite character
from an Alfred Hitchcock movie,
dress up as that character and re-
ceive an additional 500 gaming chips
and a chance to win the costume
contest. There willbe a cashbar and
door prizes galore.
Join the Texas Hold 'Em Tour-
nament with advanced reservations.
Ten dollars holds your seat at the
This event is open to everyone
21 years or older. No money will be
exchanged or won at "gaming"
tables. You may make a reservation
by contacting the Gulf Breeze Area
Chamber at 850-932-7888 or tickets
will be available at the door.
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This is your chance to show ev-
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Pensacola Beach. Southern Resorts
Vacation Rentals is hosting a Fall/
Winter Video Contest. Contestants
are asked to share the appeal of com-
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ter. A chance to win a Florida vaca-
tion is at stake. The video can include
just reasons a visitor wants to get-
away to the beach, or it can include a
documentary on all of the fun things
to do while here.
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Jeff Walton, right, accumulated a full house to win the Best Poker Hand,
October 11 at the Pub Pedal Poker Run hosted by The Islander and The
Break. Bar co-owner Dave Kelly, left, awarded Jeff the cash and prizes
for the winning hand. Proceeds from the event, which had 189
participants, were donated to the Humane Society of Pensacola.
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Poker Chips Turn To Real Money For Beach School
Justin Scher's two queens made
him the king of the Celebration for
Education hosted by Texas Hold 'Em
4444 Fun and Island Times, October
10 at the Sandshaker. Scher battled
through a field of 29 players in a
charity poker tourney that took over
four hours to complete. Scher re-
ceived an engraved Texas Hold 'Em
4444 Fun champion's bracelet.
Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun will
present the Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School with a check for
$1,000 for their music department.
Scher said, "The real winners
are the kids at the School. I hope the
funds raised make an impact on their
John Choate was the second
place finisher. Terri McKamey
outlasted all the women to take
home a third place finish. Billie
Urquhart was fourth, and Jerry Limle
fifth. Trace Lewis and Glenn
Burleson tied for sixth place. Defend-
ing champion Tex Atkinson finished
in eighth place.
"My wife Janie and I would like
to thank all those who played and
donated. Our volunteer dealers did
a great job. Mike and Mary Kay
Wood donated some cool percus-
sion instruments for the kids," said
Rick Uzdevenes, poker promoter.
Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun games
are played at the Sandshaker on
Monday nights. The results from
October 5 put the ladies in the spot-
light. Mary Kay Lynch-Wood took
out Cassy Cady-Smith in their first
ever final showdown. Mary Kay
filled up a full house, Aces over
Queens on Cassy's all-in call, claim-
ing her first ever poker title.
The Who's Who of Beach
poker royalty came to the tables on
October 12. Tommy Grice, Tex
Atkinson, and defending champ
Mary Kay Wood all made the final
table. Michael David Atkinson was
home from the oilfields, and tried but
could not outsmart his granddad
Mike Wood finished on top
with a come from behind win. Jerry
Limle was the runner-up. Glenn
Burleson was third.
Texas Hold 'Em 4444 games are
played in the historic district on
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
and Sunday at Paddy O'Leary's Irish
Justin Scher, left, accepts the champion's bracelet
from Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun promoter Rick
Uzdevenes at the Celebration For Education poker
tourney, October 10 at the Shaker.
Pub. Results from Paddy O'Leary's
October 1 Trace Lewis took
down his mate Jenny Doherty in a
very fun final showdown.
October 4 The amazing Kristin
Larmierbeat Jenny "The Lionheart"
Doherty in an all-female final.
October 6 Justin Scher was
the winner with Trace Lewis in the
Terri McKamey was the top lady poker player and fin-
ished third at the Celebration For Education poker
tourney, October 10 at the Shaker. Proceeds from the
tourney are donated to the Beach School.
Top Beach poker players
discuss strategy at the fi-
nal table of the Celebra-
tion for Education charity
poker tournament, Octo-
ber 10 at the Sandshaker.
Trace Lewis, left, indicates
that he had a pair of aces.
Jerry Limle, center, and
Tex Atkinson know a good
bluff when they hear one.
October 7 Carl, whose last
name is a secret, outlasted Courtney
Winn in the final showdown.
October 8 Jenny "The
Lionheart" Doherty maneuvered
herself into the winner's circle once
again. Michael Sullivanwas the sec-
ond place finisher.
October 11 Trace Lewis took
the top spot over Justin Scher in an
action packed game.
October 13 Todd Lentini
played his cards just right to win in
a field of 18 players. Donnie Beall
cruised to second place.
Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun is open
to anyone 21 years or older who has
a basic knowledge of the game. For
more information, call the poker
hotline at 850-324-2667.
Thursday: Paddy O'Leary's
Texar Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
Poker Hotline 324-2z67
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Celebration For Education poker
tourney. He battled winner Justin
Scher for the top spot in a head to
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He also felt a strong tug at
heart. The strange thing about
tug was that he couldn't deter
what was pulling him. Was it
gust? He hadn't dated anyone in
a year. Or was it this freaky liI
How could he feel a connection
an inanimate object? Whatever
was that was happening was wre
ing havoc with his mind.
"Charlie, Charlie," August
plored, "Where are you? I have b
calling your name for the last
minutes, and you have been zo
"August, I apologize. There
something about this lamp tha
distracting me," Charlie remark
August understood only
well. She wanted to further exp
her lamp and said, "Well thanks
helping me with the lamp, and.'
Charlie interrupted just tl
"August, let's have lunch tomor
I want to see you again."
She smiled and with an iml
grin on her face replied, "Is it m
the lamp you want to see?"
Charlie shrugged his should
put his hands in his pockets
whistled an old Stones tune as
headed back to his car.
Charlie thought through
night's events as he drove. Whei
finally arrived at this house, he
thoroughly confused over all
had happened. He went into his
and saw the flashing light on
answering machine. He pulled
cell phone out and realized he
shut if off during the auction.
Holy crap, Batman! He had
messages on his cell and ten on
land line. The majority of them v
The Universal Light by Candace Segar
[This is Part V of VI]
his from Joe. and
this Charlie hit play and listened to agai
line the first message.
Au- "Charlie, call me, man. I don't coul
ver care what time it is. This is impor- Thei
ght? tant! Call me now!" Joe's voice Aug
n to boomed from the speaker. med
;r it Just as Charlie started to dial aske
;ak- from his home phone, his cell rang. I ba(
It was Joe.
im- "What did you find out Joe?" are?
*een Charlie asked with a much keener
five interest than previously. plie
ned "Charlie, fifteen people have ing.
purchased the lamp eight men and Uni
-e is seven women all ages, incomes
it is ranging from comfortable to wealthy ansv
ed. all are missing," Joe responded. emp
too "Some have been missing for five exp(
lore months. They buy the lamp. They and
for take it home. They fall asleep and in m
the next day they are gone. All fif- so n
ien, teen are gone." mec
ow. All of sudden there was a click, is ha
"Charlie, are you there? Hey
pish Charlie, where are you man?"
e or But Charlie was headed out the Sega
door. He was dialing August's phone an e
ers, number so fast that he got the re- CRS
and corded voice that tells you to dial a ,,,
he one first before dialing a long dis-
tance number. Screw it he was head- l
the ing back to August's house now. i
n he Right after August closed the tion
was door she felt a strong surge of hap- /
that piness. It was pure joy meeting
den Charlie and getting her beautiful $
his lamp. She knew she could learn so
his much from this lamp. All of sudden
had August felt compelled to lie down in
on the chaise that was next to the
ten lamp. The urge was not of her own
his volition, but more like a command
vere from the lamp. She closed her eyes
heard, "Why are you back
August was confused. She
don't tell who she was talking to.
n it hit her. It was that student.
ust felt like she was in a deep
itative state. With her mind she
:d, "What do you mean why am
"Don't you know what you
" the student asked.
"I know what I am," August re-
d. "I am a person, a human be-
I am a part of everything in the
verse, a part of God."
"No you are NOT!" the student
vered emphatically with a huge
hasis on not. "You are my lab
riment. Your whole universe
everything in it has been created
ly lab. The lamp that you covet
iuch is from my lab and is the
hanism I use to check on what
ippening in my experiment."
[Editor's Note: Candace
r an Island Times columnist, is
electrical engineer and owner of
Commissioning, Inc. She is
,.r i ..... i ,,1a on fantasy, sci-
fiction trilogy and is a pub-
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iand call me in the morning...
The doctor is in and she's hip, too!
By Tracey Pinkston, J.D., M.D.
Most people are familiar with
the common type of food allergy:
the IgE reaction. These reactions
are usually easy to spot as they are
generally temporally associated
with eating a particular food, have
a predictable and reproducible
response pattern, and the response
is usually something typically as-
sociated with allergy, such as
hives or itching or wheezing.
Working primarily during the
60s through 80s (when "managed
care" ended the ability to put
people in the hospital just because
the doctor felt they needed to be
there), Dr. Ted Randolph devel-
oped the Environmental Control
Unit. He actually enclosed a wing
of a Chicago hospital so that it was
sealed from the outside world. He
then had patients fast for four to
seven days and then began re-in-
troducing foods (and other things
like fragrances, too) on a one by
one basis with close monitoring to
determine whether there were any
reactions to the newly re-intro-
duced food or chemical. Patients
might stay in the ECU up to three
weeks or longer.
Initially, patients felt much
better by simply being in the con-
trolled environment. Then, fol-
lowing their fasting period, which
was a time of detoxification, re-
actions to individual foods would
be much easier to discover.
What Randolph found and de-
scribed was a different type of "al-
lergy." One that most traditional
allergists would not consider an
allergy, per se, but more of a type
of sensitivity. These are the de-
layed food reactions, which are
allergies based on a different part
of our immune system called IgG
reactions. One strange thing about
this type of allergy is that it is of-
ten to a food we crave or eat
nearly daily. Another unusual
thing about these reactions is that
they are often delayed by hours or
even a day or two. Therefore, the
temporal association is lost and
people often don't even realize
they are having any reaction at all.
The problem is that these de-
layed reactions are less specific
than the sneezing, wheezing, and
rash typically considered "al-
lergy." The delayed reactions
may result in joint pains, fatigue,
weakness, muscle pain (including
fibromyalgia symptoms), head-
aches, malaise, or even brain fog
and poor concentration. These are
typical symptoms of the clinical
syndromes (fibromyalgia, chronic
fatigue, adrenal fatigue) that are
so often diagnosed these days.
I see patients every day who
have been diagnosed with these
"syndromes" that are merely a de-
scription of symptoms. Testing
for food allergies of both the IgE
and IgG types is one of the things
I do to help determine the cause -
with very good results.
When food allergies are found
and specialized diets followed to
minimize allergic exposures, the
results have been dramatic. I have
had patients tell me they haven't
felt so good in ten years or more.
Just from altering their diet... And
that's no ghost story!
For more information, see
Theron Randolph's book An Alter-
native Approach to Allergies.
Keep Reading -Please always
consult your doctor before starting
or stopping any medication or nu-
(These statements have not been reviewed
by the Food and Drug Administration. This ar-
ticle is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent,
or cure any disease. This article is intended for
general informational purposes only. It is not
intended as specific medical advice for any ind-
vidual. Please seek the advice of a physician or
other licensed health care provider before under-
taking any health-related changes in your medi-
cations or lifestyle.)
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On the Beach.
The Junior League of Pensacola
is gearing up for Marketbasket, an
annual holiday shopping event that
allows shoppers the opportunity to
find all of their holiday gifts in a fes-
tive and relaxed atmosphere.
Marketbasket will be at the
Pensacola Civic Center in down-
town Pensacola, Thursday through
Saturday, November 19 21.
For 2009, the Junior League's
Marketbasket will feature over 60
merchants from all over the United
States, offering a diverse range of
items including toys, beauty prod-
ucts, art, clothing, accessories, home
decor, books, stationery, specialty
foods, ornaments and much more!
During this year's Marketbasket,
Santa will be available for photos,
and the Junior League will feature
holiday drawings for an impressive
array of prizes.
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reading' the water
by Saltwater Rick
By the time
this issue comes out, the weather
will have dropped a little and the
flatfish will be on the move. We
have had some nice catches al-
ready, but only a few doormats
have been landed as you saw in
the last edition.
Out going tide is always a
good choice and the saltflats from
the Ft. Pickens gate to the Pass are
the place to be. Bull Minnows are
the top bait, but just about any-
thing will work. Try Pinfish, fin-
ger mullet or if you're lazy like
me, rig up a white grub and walk
Crab at Gulf Breeze Bait and
Tackle reports that the Kings have
been feeding in the shallows of
the Gulf and a few Sailfish have
been seen around here and there.
I was sitting in the parking lot at
The challenging Santa Rosa Is-
land Triathlon course was con-
quered by 647 entrants Saturday,
October 3. Pensacola Beach ath-
letes swam, biked and ran their
way to the finish line on the warm,
sunny morning. Four relay teams
comprised of Beach residents
shared the swim, bike and run du-
ties. Team Newkirk raced with
Susan Newkirk, Lisa Fairbanks
and Vicki Beaugh as teammates.
Sun Mum entered with Alice
Bohannon and Jack Bohannon
sharing duties. The Foley Boys
were on the course with Dad
Michael and lifeguard sons Adam
and Brad Foley. Team 3D rounded
out the Beach entries with Mark
Morris and James McDowell com-
Finishing in thirty-third place
out of 647 competitors was Evan
Malone. Jared Moore, Meri Asmar,
John Taylor and Matthew Nace all
completed the event in fine form.
Congrats to Portofino devel-
oper Andrew Rothfeder who fin-
ished second in the men's 40 to 44
age group. His time of 1:18.41 put
the foot of the Bob Sikes Bridge
today working on a What-a-burger
before work and the water was full
of Redfish tipping their tails in the
shallows on the Gulf Breeze side.
I did not have a pole, but I pointed
them out to a couple of tourists
who stopped for some picture tak-
ing. They got their poles out and
I selected a topwater lure they had
in a box full of freshwater gear and
bam! They got the action.
I had to go before they were
finished fishing, but I left them
smiling and tying on another lure.
I do not know if they caught one,
but I'll bet they will have a story
when they get back to Ohio.
I just love turning folks onto
the right tackle.
The mullet are everywhere
and the weather's perfect, so do
yourself a favor and Go Fishin'!
Wild And Wooly Bananimals Krewe
Bewitches Dale's Deck on Halloween
Fly, swoop or trot over to
Dale's Big Deck on Halloween
night if you want to be part of the
wild group who are costumed as
Krewe of Bananimals members.
The Sabine Sandbar's waterfront
deck will be decorated for a scary
evening with the raucous krewe
beginning at 7 p.m.
"Angela Moore is leading the
top notch team of Bananimals deco-
rators," said King Bruce Yoder. "I
am scared just thinking about it."
The Halloween contest will
be open to all costumed charac-
ters. Prizes will be awarded and
contestants are not allowed to be-
witch the judges.
According to King Bruce, this
party will take the place of the No-
vember membership meeting.
Krewe members should get ready
"It's non-stop for us from the
Chamber's Surfing Santa Beach Pa-
rade on Sunday, December 13 at 2
p.m. through the Krewe of Wrecks
Mardi Gras Parade on February 14.
The Krewe of Bananimals is
currently accepting new members.
It's easy tojoin. Come to a party and
find Bananimal's Krewe Treasurer
Mary Jo Tibbits and pay your dues.
Each member is given a custom set
of Bananimals beads.
For more information about
the Krewe, email brucexyoder
Go The Distance In Island Triathlon
him in twelfth place overall.
Brian Fleischmann from
Colorado Springs was the overall
Escambia County Administrator Bob
McLaughlin begins the 5K run portion
of the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon, Oc-
winner in a time of 1:06.14.
Next year's SRI Tri is set for
Saturday, October 2.
Andrew Rothfeder picks up the pace
during the final leg of the triathlon,
October 3. Rothfeder placed twelfth
in a field of 647 competitors.
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