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Pensacola Beach, Florida
March 9, 2010
Beach residents Brian and Rita Finkbone have all their green finery ready for the five days of Go Irish on the Island events. The
Pensacola Beach Chamber sponsors the promotion which culminates in the St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl, March 17. Lads and lassies
should turn to page 2 for more on this story.
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Go Green. Go Irish. Go Crazy On Pensacola Beach
Drop the gold and purple. Keep
the green. The color, green, stands
for Faith in the Mardi Gras concept.
But, green stands for everything in
the St. Patrick's celebration. This
year, the Beach Chamber will host
a five day party, Go Irish on the
Island, beginning Friday, March
12 and marching
forward to the grand
finale, the Twenty-
Fourth St. Paddy's
Day Pub Crawl on
Crawl will honor
memory," Jeff El-
bert, president of
the Chamber said.
"And it will be in
the style he created
it, before he passed
This year's ex-
will be directed by
the top leprechaun,
Seamas Hunt from
with Beverly Bo-
it over to the Chamber last year.
The Chamber raised $3413.47 for
Hospice, Paddy's favorite charity.
Beverly Hughes, who is in
charge of raffles at the pubs, is
the reigning and probably forever
queen, since a new one has not been
elected since Paddy passed away.
Irishman extrordinaire Tom Smith, right, toasts St. Patrick
17 on Pensacola Beach. Look for St. Patrick at the Go Ir
and Maureen LaMar, executive
director of the Chamber.
Paddy Blake's widow Shirley
will attend the opening ceremonies
and an Irish breakfast at the Sabine
Sandbar on St. Patrick's Day. Af-
ter directing the event along with
the Society of Leprechauns for a
number of years, Shirley turned
Other notables at the breakfast
will be Danny Blake, Paddy's son,
with his wife Pam; and Krewe of
Wrecks Captain Lloyd Hess. Danny
will lead the Crawlers carrying the
Auctions will be conducted in
the bars on the Crawl and t-shirts
with all proceeds going to Hospice
Published every other Tuesday
SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, PUBLISHER
Post Office Box 844
Gulf Breeze, FL 32562
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will be on sale. Green beer will flow
and Irish gigs will be danced all
along the way.
Bands will be playing on indoor
and outdoor stages at Paddy's where
a one day permit will allow drink-
ing in a special outdoor party area.
The open container law applies to
-- the public parking lots
throughout the rest of
St. Patrick himself
will show up at Paddy's
and the Mass will be
I celebrated by Msgr. Luke
Hunt of St. Ann and Our
Lady of the Assumption
"Paddy Blake would
have been proud of what
we are doing here on the
Island on St. Patrick's
Day," Seamas Hunt said.
: "We are raising funds
for his favorite charity
',, and having a whole lot
of good old Irish fun.
We will serve corned
'.) beef and cabbage all day
on March long and there will be
ish on the a number of live bands
during the five days of
There are lots of ways to handle
the Pub Crawl. You can start at the
Sidelines and go to all the thirteen
bistros listed below. You can start
and stop and rest anytime. You can
join in at the end for a strong fin-
ish. Or make up your own hours of
Pub Crawl Stops include:
10:45 Paddy O'Leary's
11:30 Paradise Bar & Grill
12:15 Lillo's Tuscan Grille
1:00 Crab's We Got 'Em
1:45 The Dock
3:15 Capt'n Fun's
4:45 Bamboo Willies
6:15 Sabine Sandbar
No matter what your birth
certificate says, you canbe Irish for
five straight days on the beach. Just
be sure to dress in green and keep
the Faith, when you party with the
leprechauns in these places:
FRIDAY. MARCH 12
11 a.m. Green Food & Drink
Specials Fried Pickles, Green
Beer, Mint Green Milkshakes.
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School students eat free with
purchase of Adult Entr6e. Surf-
Burger. Through March 17
7 p.m. Paddy O'Leary's 10th An-
niversary and St. Patrick's Week
Extravaganza Kick-Off Party.
Guinness Pouring Contest. Live
Music by all female band Ultra
9 p.m. "Go Irish" Party, Sand-
shaker. Live Music by Buzzcutt
SATURDAY. MARCH 13
Noon Fire and Iron Firefight-
ers Motor Bike Club, Paddy
4 p.m. Irish Stew Cook Off. Free
cookout. Live Music. Paddy
4 p.m. Green Grillin' & Chillin',
food and music. Sandshaker.
7 p.m. 10th Anniversary Party.
Petty Cash performs. Paddy
9 p.m. Jager Party. Live Music by
SUNDAY, MARCH 14
3 p.m. Paradise Dance in the Sand
with the 4th Dimension. Paradise
Bar and Grill.
3 p.m. Paddy's Pot O' Gold Poker
Tournament. Paddy O'Leary's
4 p.m. Shake It Up Irish Party.
Live Music by Kyle Parker &
MONDAY, MARCH 15
7 p.m. St. Paddy's Poker Party.
Texas Hold 'Em. Happy Hour
All Night. Sandshaker.
TUESDAY, MARCH 16
6 p.m. All Hyped Up. Live Music
by Midwest Hype. Paradise Bar
8:30 p.m. Karaoke Party w/Becky.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17
ST PATRICK'S DAY
9:30 a.m. Catholic Mass celebrated
by Msgr Luke Hunt. Paddy
11:30 a.m. Biggest St. Patrick's Day
Party Ever Indoor and Outdoor
stages. Appearances by St. Pat-
rick himself. Corned Beef and
Cabbage All Day. Live Music
by Dublin Green 11:30 6 p.m.
Noon Irish Luncheon. Corned
Beef and Cabbage. Paradise Bar
3 p.m. Live music by Three Ami-
gos. Drink Specials. Bamboo
5 p.m. Green Bikini Contest.
5 p.m. Re-enactment of Tim
Finnegans Wake. Paddy
5:30 p.m. Lektric Mullet plays 5:30-
9:30 (Open Air Stage). Paddy
6 p.m. Hyped Up Again. Live
Music by Midwest Hype. Para-
dise Bar and Grill.
7 p.m. Crawl On In Post Pub
Crawl Party. Live Music by
9 p.m. Petty Cash plays. Paddy
The wee ones can celebrate at
their own parties. Tiki Island hosts
a Looking for Leprechauns event
much like an Easter Egg Hunt, on
Saturday, March 13 at 10:30
SurfBurger has all kinds of kid
friendly food like fried pickles and
green milkshakes ready for little
lads and lassies. If you are a Beach
School student, bring your parents
in for a meal and your kids meal is
on the house. Stop in March 13, 14
and 17 for free face painting.
The kids are not left out on St.
Paddy's big day. There is a Party for
Little Leprechauns at Tiki Island
Golf and Games at 3:30 p.m. with
green lemonade, Irish sugar cookie
decorating and lots of other games.
Committee members who or-
ganized the events for Go Irish on
the Island this year in addition to
Hunt, Boswell and LaMar are: Bev-
erly Hughes, The Society of Lepre-
chauns; Lindsey Stanley, Paradise
Bar & Grill; Deandra Holcomb, Surf
Burger; Mark Wilkinson, Sabine
Sandbar; Tom Carmichael, Capt
Fun Beach Club; Bruce Parris, The
Dock; Bobby Seely, BullFeathers;
Michael Barry, Bamboo Willie's;
Christine Williams, Florida Travel
& Life; Steve Lillo, Lillo's Tuscan
Grille; Jim Amberson, Sidelines;
Robbie Lofty, SRIA; Lewis Irby,
Flounder's and Crabs.
For more information on Go
Irish on the Island, log onto www.
March 9, 2010
March 9, 2010 Island Times PAGE 3
Barefoot on the Beach
By Jane Waters Cooper 1%
Candy has never ranked very
high on my food pyramid. However,
I do remember some fun and funny
things which involve the candy
in my life. For many years, Frank
always covered all the bases on
Valentine's Day with a heart-shaped
box of chocolates, a dozen red
roses, and a piece of jewelry. When
he finally realized I was giving all
the chocolates away, he got down
to flowers and jewelry. This year,
I received stuffed animals, Pepe
LePew, the French speaking skunk,
and a fuzzy frog that sings and rolls
its eyes and flips its eyebrows. They
are quite entertaining especially
when singing a duet.
When Shelley and Liz were
young swimmers, they belonged
to a cult whose heraldic crest was
a small package of red hots. They
would go to the snack tent with
about ten of their friends and they
would each buy a cup of ice and a
pack of red hots. They dumped the
candy into the cup, and created their
signature drink. As parents, none of
us thought it was strange that our
kids were running around sipping
ice cold, red hot cocktails.
I remember one Christmas very
well. It was the Year of the Divinity.
Not as in the Divine Holiday, but
as in a candy blowout. Our whole
family gathered in the kitchen to
make divinity. And, we did make
it. A whole lot of it.
I can't remember why it grew
in such proportions. It just did. I do
remember that we spent much of the
time, packaging and delivering the
stuff to our neighbors and friends.
It was the one and only time we let
candy take control of our lives.
One of my daughters is named
Candy. That's short for Candace.
No, she was not named after a
Snickers bar. She went through a
time when she decided she could
live on bubble gum and jelly beans.
We put the brakes on that diet in
a hurry, and she went back to her
green beans and chicken for every
meal every day. Well, that was
better than sugary beans and gum.
Today, she is a healthy vegetarian.
She never ever gives a Reeses cup
a second look.
I have a confession to make. I,
who normally shun anything that
contains sugar, do eat two small
squares of chocolate every day.
It's more of an adventure than an
eating experience. It's 85 percent
cocoa and I'm consuming it for
medicinal purposes. Good for the
heart, you know.
It is sort of kin to my glass
of red wine at dinner. As I sip, it
reminds me of bright sunlight and
dark woods all at once. If you think
that is impossible, pour yourself a
glass of Cabernet and turn on your
imagination. I have wondered if
I could live on chocolate and red
wine, but somehow I think my doc-
tor would turn thumbs down on that.
One Christmas I thought I had
found the ideal gift. They were these
little chocolate bottles, wrapped in
the most colorful Christmas foil.
The small chocolate bottles con-
tained brandy. I thought they were
a real hit, so I doled them out freely
among my friends. I never got any
response from anyone on that gift.
I guess it was a real hit alright, or
perhaps chocolate and brandy were
not a good mix. I hope no one got a
hangover from the innocent looking
Now that I think of it, I cannot
remember that Kathi Lewis ever did
a column which included a candy
recipe. We really need to talk to her.
We wouldn't expect some old run of
the mill confection like fudge. We
would be thinking more along the
lines of champagne with caramel
and cashews. Something like a Mi-
mosa Delight, orange slices stuffed
with vintage champagne.
I am at the end of my short
candy story. I know they are still
selling lots of those heart-shaped
boxes of chocolates on Valentine's
Day. Frankjust isn't one of the guys
buying them. He knows what I like
- stuffed animals that sing.
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Tax Litigation Marches On
March came in like a lion
for the leaseholders on Pensacola
Beach when Judge Michael Jones
would not change his legal opinion
on Ad Valorem taxation at a rehear-
ing the first day of the month.
Danny Kepner, attorney with
Shell, Fleming, Davis and Menge,
who represents the leaseholders,
told the judge that the case which
should set the legal precedent
would be Bell v. Bryan. The law has
not changed, and the leases have not
changed since the Florida Supreme
Court ruled in favor of Bryan et al.
Kepner asked the Judge to
reconsider his decision, based on a
number of legal precedents.
Although Judge Jones did not
change his mind, he did grant two
secondary requests made by the
leaseholders. The first was to con-
firm the interest rate of 12 percent
on unpaid taxes, and those who paid
18 percent are entitled to refunds.
"The tax collector will give
you refunds," Judge Jones said.
Secondly, if any leaseholder
is unable to pay the Ad Valorem
taxes that are due, the statute which
prohibits a tax lien and the issu-
ance of tax certificates does apply.
It was noted at the rehearing that
the remedy the tax collector would
have to seek would be to get a judg-
ment against the property and then
execute that judgment.
Judge Jones instructed Kepner
to prepare the documents reflecting
these directives and allow opposing
counsel to review it prior to sending
it to him for his signature.
The leaseholders' Ad Valorem
tax case will next go to the District
Court of Appeals.
Forty-six beach residents at-
tended the rehearing.
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information are available at www.
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Beach residents, Steve and Tri-
cia Smith, celebrated their twenty-
first wedding anniversary Febru-
ary 25 with a romantic dinner at
McGuire's. They are spreading the
great news still married after all
these years. You better Believe Dat!
The Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club accepted two new skippers
from Gulf Breeze this month. They
are Gerald "Bear" Hansen and Vir-
IN THE SWIM
Ray Ascherfeld brought a gold
trophy back to the Beach while
representing the Gulf Coast Pirate
Swim Team at the Auburn Master's
Swimming Invitational, Feb. 13-14.
Ray, who is also a Pensacola Beach
Advocates board member, amassed
more wins than anyone else in his
age group at the meet.
Lynn Cieutat sends the mes-
sage that Sandspur publisher Chuck
Steele is healing up nicely from a
broken leg. After surgeons repaired
the leg with a metal rod, Chuck has
shed his "Stainless Steel" moniker
and now we will be referred to as
A number of Beach gals have
chalked up another year. Claire Cul-
lerton, who has lived on Pensacola
Beach for four decades, celebrated
on February 25. Her husband Norm
treated her to a special dinner. Shar-
ing that same day is Kathryn Curle.
Paulette Provost, Renee Mack and
Monette Hodges, all are blowing out
candles this week.
Poker promoter Rick Uzde-
venes turned 50 on February 27.
His poker family had cake and
presents ready to surprise him on
his big day. Top cop on the Beach
Lt. Rodney Eddins celebrated on
March 2. And, the World's Greatest
Saints Fan, Tommy Grice, will add
another party day to his calendar on
Island Times columnist Candy
Segar shared a math problem in
the last edition. Beach resident Dr.
Richard Jacobs said it took him less
than ten seconds to solve it, while
ninth grader PJ Dunne needed 24
seconds. Sandi Johnson looked it
over for a couple of minutes before
finding the correct answer.
Jack Holway, whose mom
Mary is the Beach School music
teacher, was selected to march with
the Cavaliers Drum Corps in Illinois
during the summer season. They are
among the top three drum corps in
the nation right now, according to
his proud mom.
MATT SERVES US
First Sergeant Matt Drees had
family and friends lining up at Para-
dise on March 1 to wish him happy
birthday and God speed prior to his
fourth deployment to the Middle
East. Matt, who was raised on Pen-
sacola Beach, lives in Gulf Breeze
with his wife Dawn and daughter
Maci. His parents are Morrie and
The people in charge of saving
time are directing us to turn our
clocks forward on March 14. Pay
close attention, so you don't miss
any of the Go Irish on the Island
events that day.
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Each year, The Islander Newspaper 4 -
published these poems as a harbinger of spring. ,
So, it is in that fine beach tradition that Island ; ,
Times presents The Spring Poem Collection...
Spring has sprung
The grass is riz
I wonder where
The flowers is?
'Tis Spring "
The Boid is on the wing.
My woid, how absoid,
I thought the wing was on the boid.
The Trivia Master is feeling
pretty good about himself this
week. He would feel a whole
lot better, in fact, he would be
his old puffed up image if it
wasn't for She-Who-Knows-Ev-
erything, Countess Kim LoBue.
The question was "in the
early days of the St. Paddy's
Day Pub Crawl, where did the
event end?" The correct answer
was Dirty Joe's. The Countess
answered correctly and also up-
dated the Trivia Master that Jack
White, the original owner of the
famous beach bar, has success-
ful surgery on his shoulder.
Up until that email was
received, the Trivia Master was
wallowing in glory among a
bunch of wrong answers includ-
ing the Elk's Lodge submitted
by Sir Morrie Drees and Chrissy
Cook. Sir Morrie was sure it was
the Elk's Lodge because he re-
membered Arthur Skaggs cook-
ing corned beef and cabbage.
Kelly Eddins thought the
answer was Bobby D's based on
the fact that her daughter was
born 14 years ago and the Pub
Crawl was her first outing after
A large number of crawlers
never got past Bobby D's. Some
started there in the morning and
never left. It still was not the
official ending bar. (This year,
it's the Sandshaker.)
No one got the shirt. The
supply is intact. Would you like
to own one? Answer the follow-
ing question and be the first to
email it to Island Times.
A former chairman of the
Santa Rosa Island Authority
Board has also been the presi-
dent of the Florida State Cham-
ber of Commerce and the CEO
of Westinghouse in Pensacola.
What is his name? He is now retired.
You may be only one click
away from owning a coveted Is-
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swer to email@example.com
with "trivia" in the subject line. In-
clude your name and phone num-
ber with your answer. The deadline
to answer is Tuesday, March 16.
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LOVE TAKES FLIGHT -
Wedding bells will ring for
native Crissi Geier who was
greeted at the Dayton, Ohio
Airport on February 18 by
her boyfriend, Major Dale
Kolomaznik, USAF He got
down on one knee and pro-
posed. Crissi yelled "yes"
and everyone at the airport
applauded. The wedding is
planned for October
in Gulf Breeze.
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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 or Dungeness 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 souvenir 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 www.
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
everyday. 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 directly
on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. Open 7 days.
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 seat-
ing. 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.
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 world's 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
visit these island restaurants,
pubs and bistros for fun
after the sun sinks into the sea
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. Dinner
specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and burgers for Landlub-
bers. 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.
McGUIRE'S IRISH PUB
One of America's great steakhouses; proudly serving USDA
Prime Steaks, seafood and Irish specialties including Irish fisher-
man'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'TolfWine Cellar featuring the complete vertical collection
of the Chateau Mouton RothschildArtist Series. Featured on NBC's
'Today' Show, highly recommended by Fodors, Frommers and
AAA 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. Texas Hold 'Em
4444Fun & BARE Nite on Monday & T-Shirt Nite on Thursday.
Across from the Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach. Open 10 am
until 3am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshaker.com
Open at 7:30 a.m. seven days a week. Owned and operated
by friendly natives serving locally produced seafood and delica-
cies. The Fish Tacos are an experience to enjoy. The owners 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 displaying
45 Via de Luna. Downtown Pensacola Beach. 934-4848.
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It amazes me that a body can
make it all the way through Mardi
Gras and then just fall down in its
bedroom, causing its owner to have
go to the hospital.
It happened to, not one, but two
of our most seasoned Beach Mardi
Well, that's just what happened
to Reigning Coma Queen (and,
Queen of everything else) Ella Hess.
The docs got Ella all patched up and
figured out what made her fall, too.
I do wish Ella a speedy recovery.
In another after Mardi Gras
incident way over in Mexico Beach,
Chuck Steele fell down and broke
his femur. For those "in the know"
that means his thigh bone which
was broken in three places. Chuck
now has surgically placed titanium
in his leg. I'm hoping for a speedy
recovery for him.
So, what's with all the falling
down after Mardi Gras, people? I
do have to admit, it happened to
me, too. Oh, mine wasn't nearly so
dramatic and it was nothing serious.
I was going downstairs to play with
granddaughter Sissy, when my foot
slipped on the stair and I slid on my
bottom for just a couple of steps.
What was so amazing here was
Sissy's quick and very concerned,
"Are you okay, Nanny?"
I was nearly too stunned to
answer. It's well known in my fam-
ily that if you fall, should you be
injured in that fall, you'd best have
a phone in your hand to call for help.
Because anyone seeing you fall will
be down on the floor rolling with
laughter and completely unable to
offer any assistance! That's just a
plain fact. I don't know how we got
that way, but it's true.
Now just the night before,
when I put Sissy to bed she said,
"Nanny I have a secret to tell you."
So she puts her mouth very
close to my ear and says, "You're
the best Nanny in the world!"
That's enough to melt a grand-
mother's heart right there. But to
refrain from laughing when I fell?
Not even a little giggle? Well that's
true love and you gotta know it; I
don't care who you are.
I sure hope all these folks heal
up in time to dance with the little
green people. There's sure a lot of
stuff happening on the Beach for St.
Patrick's Day. Luckily, I've been
too busy to put away the fairy dust
and there's still a lot of green and
gold lying around (we'll just not
mention the purple).
It won't take me long to "spar-
kle up" and gather some friends to
help in the search for a lucky magi-
cal leprechaun. Don't they have to
grant you three wishes if they're
captured? Well y'all better watch
out 'cause I'm ready and I've got a
plan. Well maybe not exactly a plan,
but I'm ready (almost)!
This week's recipe comes to
us from one of the Mystic Krewe
of Nereids' newest Love Ladies,
Chrissy Cook. Chrissy keeps saying
she hopes our creativity will rub off
on her because she doesn't think she
has any. But there are many, many
ways to be creative and cooking is
an excellent example. Personally, I
think we're just the right people to
point out Chrissy's creativity.
When Chrissy brought this
over to krewe den one night, it was
gone faster than the chili that never
got to the Chili Cook-Off. That's
how good it was. And that's pretty
creative in my book. So, get your
scissors out; this one's a keeper!
Chicken and Broccoli Ring
2 pkgs. reduced fat refrigerated
2 Cups Chicken, cooked &
1 % Cups fresh broccoli,
1 Cup cheddar cheese (2 %),
% Cup diced yellow or red
4 Tbsp. Mayonnaise (made
with Canola Oil)
2 Lg. garlic cloves, pressed or
Sea salt to taste
Fresh ground pepper to taste
Fresh dill to taste
Fresh oregano to taste,
Fresh parsley to taste, chopped
Fresh chopped green or yellow
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Unroll crescent rolls and separate
into triangles. Arrange in a circle
on a pizza pan with wide ends
slightly overlapping in center and
points outward leaving an opening
in the center.
In a bowl combine the rest of
ingredients, except egg white &
almonds. Mix well, adding more
mayo if needed to hold filling
together. Spread filling over the
dough in a circle. Bring points of
triangles over the filling and tuck
under dough at center to form a
ring. Brush with egg whites and
sprinkle with almonds. Bake 25-30
minutes or until deep golden brown.
Enjoy, share and don't forget
the magic dust.
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Pete's Oyster Shucking Competition at Oyster Fest March 6. Max Rodgers was
the first to enter and warmed up by popping a few open with ease. Hundreds
of festival goers packed PegLeg's open air Underwhere Bar. The contest entry
fees were donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
doled out hot crispy
fried oysters to the
patrons who visited
Oyster Fest at PegLeg
Pete's March 6. The
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A: That is a general term for the
technology that allows you to insert
a wireless Internet card into your
computer and have access to the In-
ternet regardless of where you hap-
pen to be located. The card works
in any kind of computer but is most
useful when you are traveling with
your laptop computer. The service
is billed to you separately from any
other home-based Internet service
that you may have. All of the big
phone service companies offer this
technology, which is based on their
cell phone towers. That means you
can have Internet service wherever
you can use your cell phone.
It provides the convenience of
having Internet access without hav-
ing to locate an "Internet Hotspot"
such as those found in airports, cof-
fee shops, fast food restaurants, and
hotels. You can even have Internet
access in your vehicle. Be careful
though if using that wireless service
to download large files.
One of my customers was
downloading 4 movies from the
Internet while using that kind of ser-
vice. Not knowing that he was go-
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megabytes of data that were allowed
each month, he let the computer
download the files until they were
finished. He could have bought
the movies in a store for under $20
each. Instead, he downloaded them
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So, when using "go anywhere"
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Bob West, Santa Rosa Island
Authority Safety Director, spoke at
the monthly membership meeting
of the Beach Chamber and he said,
"The Pensacola Beach lifeguards
are truly the ambassadors, giving
helpful information and dealing
constantly with the beach-going
Last year the guards rescued
324 people, made 33,000 contacts
with the public, and took 5,000 pre-
ventative actions to keep swimmers
safe, according to West.
"There were 92 cases of the res-
cue of people in extreme distress,"
West said. "They might have died if
not for the lifeguards."
West urged the businesses to
inform their customers about the
meaning of the surf flags.
"Education is our first key to
safety," West said. "Public educa-
tion is most important and it is
where you can help us. Signs and
posters are free and we can wallpa-
per the island with them. We want
everyone to understand the flag
West is very proud of the Ju-
nior Lifeguard program which he
"This program makes training
available for youngsters not old
enough to serve as Beach lifeguards,
but when they reach the proper age
they will already be introduced to
the training," he said.
West also updated the Chamber
on his involvement with the Beach
Trolley system, which falls into his
department. West said the trolleys,
which cost the SRIA $85,000 for
the summer season are under used.
"We spend a lot of money on
trolleys and need to get our ridership
to grow," he said.
Trolleys will start running May
14, and will be in service from 6
p.m. to midnight on Fridays, noon
to midnight on Saturdays, and 5 to
10 p.m. on Sundays.
In an effort to assist West, the
Chamber formed a Trolley Commit-
tee, which will develop ideas and
give recommendations to West for
Jeff Elbert, Chamber president,
announced that he and Maureen
LaMar, executive director, were
attending the meetings with the
Pensacola Chamber of Commerce
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Scott Wheatley of the Five
Flags Tourism Group appeared be-
fore the Santa Rosa Island Authority
for the second time on February 24
to bolster his request to promote a
mega-concert on Pensacola Beach
on October 16.
He answered the questions the
SRIA had asked of him, including
the information that his funding
was coming from private capital
partners. He said he is expecting
$500,000 in support from these
The Development and Leasing
Committee members recommended
that the staff continue to get addi-
tional information and that the item
should come before the Full Board
on March 10.
Guy Olano who is planning
to open Castaways Restaurant at
the former Jubilee location on the
Boardwalk, requested approval
from the SRIA to renovate, land-
scape and enhance the southern
entrance to the property.
as ordered by the Tourist Develop-
Elbert pointed out that the
Beach Chamber made a number of
requests, but the most important one
concerns the bed tax monies gener-
ated by Beach hotels.
"We look forward to assisting
in the development of the adver-
tising message which represents
the entire area," Elbert said. "The
Beach generated 38 percent of the
total bed tax receipts last year, so it
is important that we are part of this
During the Roundtable discus-
sion where each member has an
opportunity to speak, Lynda Knell,
reported on behalf of her husband,
that the Military Fishing Trip has
been funded and will take place on
May 13. Robbie Lofty, SRIA Events
director, said she is working on Blue
Angels week and has established a
schedule for the Bands on the Beach
concerts which will begin May 4.
The next membership meeting
will be March 30 at 8:30 a.m. at the
Days Inn, followed by Business
After Hours at 5:30 at Portofino the
"We want to make it more in-
viting," he said. "We have plans to
develop things on the Beach behind
Olano, who also owns The
Dock, told the Authority that he
has owned a home on the Beach for
the past 12 years. His request for
construction was approved.
Dottie Ford, Director of Fi-
nance, in her report said that al-
though collections were less than
expected in December of 2009, the
year-to-date was still 6.3% ahead of
"I would also like to add that
our expenses were down in Decem-
ber as well," she said.
Justin David, Scout Troop 104
in Navarre, was welcomed by Buck
Lee, SRIA executive director.
Justin told the SRIA that he
was working on his Eagle Scout
rank, and that his attendance at the
Authority meeting would mean he
could get a Communications Merit
Badge and Citizen in the Com-
munity Badge. He said he would
complete his Eagle Scout project,
a split rail fence at the Gulf Breeze
Rec Center, by March 7. Board
members and the audience gave
Justin a round of applause.
The next Authority meeting
will be the Full Board on March 10
at 5 p.m. in the boardroom at 1 Via
de Luna. All meetings are open to
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Cat In The Hat Visits Beach School
Spring is here and the Beach
School kids are on a roll. The cel-
ebration of spring began March 2
when the school observed Dr. Seuss
Day. The children drew many rendi-
tions of the Cat in the Hat; and the
Cat, complete with stovepipe hat
appeared, at the School.
"It is always a fun day that
the kids look forward to," said Joy
McLaurine, third grade teacher, in
her teacher's report to the School
Board at their March 1 meeting.
Not only did the Cat in the Hat
appear at the School, but the Kinder-
garten class has been warned about
the annual invasion of Leprechauns.
The fun loving creatures leave trails
of gold glitter and green strings in
the classroom, according to their
teacher Jennifer Neal.
"The kindergartners start look-
ing for the Leprechauns around
March 17," said Neal.
Beach students competed in
the annual Oratorical Competition
hosted by the Optimist Club, Feb-
ruary 23. First, second and third
places were awarded to third grade
rs Hannah May, McGuire Wolfe,
and Anabell Jacobs, respectively;
fourth grade winners were Macy
Mateer, Abby Jacobs, and Julia
Wassner; fifth grade winners were
Jack Flores, Kylie Finkbone and
Students are also are participat-
ing in the Scoops Reading Chal-
lenge, hosted by the Pensacola
Pelicans, but the biggest thing on
their agenda is Spring Break which
begins on March 26 and ends on
Jeff Castleberry, principal, an-
nounced that a parent is planning a
Crawfish Boil fundraiser. Also, he
noted that the annual Spring Fling,
the art and music festival, will be
May 14. This event may be moved
to the amphitheatre on the Board-
walk, although the location has not
yet been confirmed.
In other business, the Board
voted to add Jeff May as a member.
He will replace Kim Homewood,
who resigned from the Board. Jeff
and his wife have lived on the Beach
for twelve years and they have two
daughters who attend the school.
Painting the school will con-
tinue through Spring Break, ac-
cording to Castleberry who said the
work had been slowed by the cold
weather. Also, the Board allocated
$2350 to fund repairs to the Kin-
dergarten, first grade and computer
Castleberry commended the
teachers for their patience during the
winter weather since the children
have had to stay inside much more
"The teachers have not com-
plained once about this," Castleberry
said. "They should be commended."
FACT testing begins this week.
Beach School students usually rank
high among the school in the State
of Florida on these tests.
The next School Board meet-
ing will be at 6 p.m. on March 22
at the School.
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PRO PARKING GARAGE GAL
I was reading the article about
no parking garage on the Beach.
Way back when I had shops on the
beach (1975-1987), everybody had
the same thought about the need
for beautification, except we as
business owners said we needed
more parking. Again, they want to
beautify the core area and leave out
making more parking.
The beautification only lasts a
few months look at all the beau-
tification they did down the center
lanes of Via de Luna when it went
to 4 lanes. It looks horrid. No care.
Same all along the core area.
Why not put the money where
it needs to go into parking for the
business customers and tourists?
The tourists are the ones that make
the island survive (regardless what
or how the locals feel).
I am onboth sides of that bridge
(no pun intended) a past business
owner on the beach and also a lo-
cal. I personally feel an attractive
parking garage would only enhance
the beach. It would bring in more
people who would support the beach
businesses and the locals who are
employed out on the beach. Turn
the beach into something besides
high priced hotels.
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Gulf Breeze Arts and the City
of Gulf Breeze will transform the
Gulf Breeze High School parking
lot into one of the state's premier art
festival grounds for the 16th annual
Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts,
March 13-14. The family oriented
two-day event will be open from 9
to 5 p.m. both days. Proceeds from
the festival are used to help produce
the event and for scholarship awards
to area schools and to students at-
tending Pensacola Junior College
who exhibit talents in the arts. To
date, over $50,000 has been contrib-
uted to the PJC scholarship fund.
Over 100 artists have applied
for this event and come from all over
the United States. Thosejuried into
the festival will be competing for
cash awards of $7000. Additionally,
a Members Show and a children's
art area will be on site. Refresh-
ments will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit
At the February 25 Light-
ing Seminar at the SRIA
office, Andrew Diller Es-
cambia County Extension
agent with Florida Sea
. Grant, explains the Turtle
f Friendly Beach Program,
an education program
about i. ,' the en-
dangered marine animals.
He asks residents to mini-
mizef,.i,,,. from April
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Beach Church Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 3 9 am
Open to all Elementary School Aged children
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and meet each business owner.
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Star Light, Star Bright View Night Skies
Just hours before the United States Hockey Team took to the ice to secure
their silver Olympic medal on Feb. 28, the Pensacola Beach Roller Hockey
players skated with speed and precision at the Beachside rink at Cowley Park.
The group gathers weekly as they have done for 14 years to play no-contact
hockey. It's a family affair for some. Gulf Breeze ninth grader, Kyle Wells, left,
faces off with Beach resident Thomas Fitzgerald, right. Dropping the puck is
Kyle's dad, Eddie, who encourages anyone interested in the sport to stop by
on Sunday about 1 p.m.
Pensacola Beach Woman's Club took care of the final details for their March
25 Game Day before toasting the birthday partiers at their monthly meeting,
February 18 at the Beach Church. Celebrating birthdays were (L to R): Dorene
Ellis, Carol Wiggins, Pat Spencer, Kay Amberson, Carol Ascherfeld, and Mary
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The Amateur Astronomers
Club will introduce you to the
night skies above Pensacola Beach
in a series of E cni ngs Under The
Stars" events. The first star gaze
will be at Battery Worth parking
lot inside Fort Pickens gate, Friday,
March 19 at 7 p.m. The group will
set up telescopes and binoculars.
According to amateur astrono-
mer Dewey Barker, viewers can
look forward to seeing the Winter
Constellations Taurus, Orion and
Canis Major setting rather quickly
after sunset. The Spring Constel-
lations Leo, Virgo, Bootes and
Corvus will begin staying up all
night. Looking toward Leo and
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Virgo, viewers will be staring into
intergalactic space and will be able
to see several distant galaxies.
"On March 19 we will have a
four-day-old Moon and the crater
details will stand out nicely under
the oblique angle as the sunlight
strikes the surface," said Dewey.
"Additionally, Mars will be well
placed for viewing as it travels in
Cancer, near the open cluster M-44,
which we call the Beehive cluster
and Saturn should be rising into
view between 8:30-9:30 p.m."
There is no charge for the event
although there is a charge to enter
Ft. Pickens. Attendees should dress
for the weather.
Future gazes will be held at
Battery Worth on April 16 and June
11; also at the Gulfside Pavilion on
May 21-22 and June 18-19.
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Tammy Bohannon teamed
up with Lynn Erickson, Tracie
McMahan, Beverly Livingston,
Sparkie Folkers, Lynn Arnold
and Nancy McMahan to win the
People's Choice award at the Gulf
Breeze Rotary's Gumbo Cook-off,
February 27. Tammy gives Nancy
McMahan all the credit, since she
stirred up 25 gallons of gumbo and
made homemade boursin cheese
which was served on sliced French
bread. In her spare time, Nancy
made custom team aprons with little
chicks and stenciled in gold "Rotary
This is the longest list of stops
in the history of the March 17 St.
Paddy's Day Pub Crawl on Pen-
sacola Beach, so be sure to fuel up
at the stops that offer food. If you
miss the corned beef and cabbage at
Paddy's or Paradise, Pauline Hud-
dleston says come to dinner at Our
Lady of the Assumption Catholic
mission on the Beach. She is pre-
paring the traditional fare with her
closely guarded secret recipe. Din-
ner starts at 6:30 p.m.
Sprucing up for spring? Send
your drapes to X Clean and call
Stanley Steemer to rescue your car-
pet, upholstery and tile. Your beach
house will be sparkling in no time.
DANCIN' ON THE DECK
The party never stops on Dale's
Big Deck at Sabine Sandbar. The
Krewe of Bananimals meet there,
so you know it's a party scene. Live
music and free sunsets.
Worship by the Water is back
on the Beach. Each Sunday at
Flounder's. The Gulf Breeze United
Methodist minister Rev. Jack Kale
leads the service which begins at 9
a.m. Everyone is welcome. Floun-
der's opens for Brunch at 11 a.m.
Questions? Call 932-3594.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE
The merchants of Harbourtown
Shopping Village, just across the
bridge in Gulf Breeze, are hosting
a Business After Hours, March 25
and you are invited. It's open to the
public. Refreshments will be served.
SECRET AUCTION ITEM
Gulf Breeze Relay for Life
hosted a charity auction at the Beach
Go Irish on the Island
Elk's Lodge, February 27. Among
the list of items was a "Secret Condo
Stay" donated by PegLeg Pete's.
The mystery added to the fun and
the bidding was fierce. Proceeds
were donated to the Cancer Society.
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14 LE.K4 TONGUE
00 by E.K Hewson
I remember about 30 years ago
taking a photo for the beach news-
paper of a couple shoveling sand out
of their driveway after Hurricane
Frederick came ashore. It was a no
wind, high humidity, blistering hot
September day and the wife quipped
that at least when she shoveled
snow it didn't migrate back into her
driveway with the next gust of wind
and eventually snow would melt.
Though I can vaguely recall her face
and I kind of remember what cross
street her house was on, it was her
words that have stuck with me all
these years. Her words, however,
were of little comfort to me during
Snowmaggedon 2010 and the fact
that it is snowing again as I write
So it got me thinking. Snow or
sand? Which would I rather shovel?
Let me begin with snow. Oh
snow melts alright. It melts into
heavy slush which turns to bottom
busting ice traps if it's not removed
from the sidewalk quick enough.
And it can only snow if the tempera-
ture is 32 degrees or below which
translates into hat, gloves, scarf,
long underwear, winter parka, ski
pants and some kind of insulated,
waterproof shoe, which brought me
to the dilemma of the day. My Ugg
boots were not waterproof and my
West Marine short yachting boots
were not insulated. Cold hands
may indicate a warm heart; but
cold feet meant this girl was ready
to head south. Then there was the
mass quantity of sweat that comes
with complete physical exertion
while being completely bundled
up. The kind of perspiration that the
minute you stop moving chills you
to the bone and sends you scurry-
ing for a nice steaming hot shower
to be followed up with a bowl of
homemade chili, a few cool beers
and the warmth of your living room
with a roaring fire in the fireplace.
Of course in my case, there was no
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took a 45 minute shower to warm
up after sledding and I was too busy
shoveling to cook chili or get a fire
going. I did, however, invoke SOB
(Sisters of the Blizzard) Rule #10
that states any alcoholic beverage
left unattended in the snow becomes
the sole property of she who finds
it. Therefore, I drank the beers my
husband threw on the back porch
before he had to leave for a work
related meeting. I readily admit
after three hours of face numbing,
toe freezing, thigh burning squats;
one lukewarm shower; and a bowl
of canned ravioli I was starting to
believe that shoveling sand was
Then I had a very vivid flash-
back and it wasn't some stranger
whose picture I was taking for the
newspaper. It was of me. I was
in the downstairs of my mother's
beach house without water (other
than what was in the ice chest) and
electricity which meant no air con-
ditioning. I was wearing a bathing
suit and running shoes and facing
the somewhat overwhelming task
of shoveling sand from the down-
stairs of her house to the outside
courtesy of Hurricane Dennis. I
believe after about 30 minutes in the
heat, thoughts of a generator and an
industrial size shop vac were danc-
ing through my head. The digging
shovel was getting really heavy
and that was without sand. Plus the
wooden handle had started to make
blisters up and down my sweating
hands. Even my high-end running
socks were drenched as they were
the final resting place for all the
perspiration that started at my head
and made a steady stream down
my body. A quick dip in either the
Gulf or her pool to cool off were not
even options because of potentially
hazardous debris. I believe I even
uttered the words, "I'd rather be
shoveling snow," but only after I
invoked SOB (Sisters of the Beach)
Rule #1 that states put down the
shovel and have a cocktail or two or
three because you aren't ever going
to get all the sand shoveled out.
So there you have it. Based on
a totally non-scientific study with a
focus group of one, shoveling sand
is way more difficult than shoveling
snow. So with any luck this year you
won't have to shovel sand. Lord
only knows how much snow I've
had to shovel. Until next time...
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March 9, 2010 Island Times PAGE 13
County Extends Timeline on
Accepting Beach Master Plan
The final decision on the
Beach's Core Area Development
and Beautification Plan will be
made in overtime. But, it won't be
a fast, sudden death, or who gets
the ball first, but will extend to the
October meeting of the County
After their meeting on Febru-
ary 23, the Master Plan Steering
Committee voted unanimously to
present the plan to the Santa Rosa
Island Authority on March 10.
They recommended approval which
meant the Plan would then go before
the County Commission for a vote
on March 11. Principals of EDSA,
the Ft. Lauderdale based planning
firm, had intended to attend both
But that original schedule went
astray when the Island Author-
ity received an email from Interim
County Administrator Larry New-
some recommending the County's
timeline for the Plan. Also, a meet-
ing on March 5 attracted more than
one hundred people who voiced
pros and cons of the Plan.
Newsome's email follows:
We are the responsible party
for transportation changes and
maintenance of all major roadways
on Pensacola Beach (Via De Luna
and Ft Pickens Road).
Escambia County is in support
of a viable plan to improve the Eco-
nomic situation of the area.
The Board direction was for the
SRIA to get all parties together and
establish one plan and meet with
residents on the island and seek their
"buy in" on any and all proposed
changes and the financial strategy
if it involved changes in the toll.
In review of your submittal of
the "Pensacola Beach Master Plan"
I would like to make the following
1. Allow Staff a minimum of
90 days to review the Master Plan
and submit comments to the Interim
County Administrator or Full time
Administrator for approval.
2. Escambia County will use
the established DRC Committee for
the Master Plan review.
3. Escambia County will re-
move this discussion item from
the March 2010, Committee of the
Whole (COW) and will reschedule
the Master Plan for the July, 2010,
COW for concept discussion only,
but no toll increase will be discussed
at this time; seeking only additional
input for County Commissioners
and or staff.
4. Pending Concept approval,
County Staff will work with SRIA
Staff within a 90-day period to de-
termine cost andfinancial strategies
for the Master Plan and potential
phases based on established pri-
5. Plan to submit a recommen-
dation to the October 2010, BCC
for their approval.
I feel if we follow these five
steps, we can have a plan with a
path to implement.
Please keep County staff ad-
visedofoi in,... i '." or discussions
regarding this issue and we will
Larry M. Newsom
Interim County Administrator
Most of those who jammed into
the Authority Boardroom on Friday,
wanted to give input on items they
felt were left dangling. Beverly
Boswell, owner of the Sandshaker
and a large contingent were there
to protest the move of the road and
losing 46 parking places. On the
other hand, EDSA received compli-
ments of the "pedestrian friendly"
concepts in the Plan.
"I am asking you to carefully
consider the Little Sabine side of
Pensacola Beach Boulevard," Bo-
Trudy White, president of
the Verandas Condo Association,
voiced her support of the plan. She
liked its safer pedestrian access and
Jim Cox, president of the Pen-
sacola Beach Advocates stated his
concerns which he followed with
written comments. (1) We need
more information on pedestrians
crossing Pensacola Beach Blvd,
and the perceived parking issue
for the Sandshaker; (2) There is
no cost estimate on relocating the
Visitor's Center and SRIA Build-
ing; (3) Funding options were very
weak; (4) Need to be planning for a
ferry system, trolley and pedestrian
systems; and (5) more information
on the trolley system.
Dr. Thomas Campanella, who
has been the most outspoken SRIA
board member, cautioned the need
to take time to study carefully.
"We should do a minimum
amount of improvements in a high
risk area," he said. "This plan is
a maximum amount of improve-
Tammy Bohannon, Board
chairman, who has voiced her
approval of the Plan said she sup-
ports the toll increase and a phased
"I believe the pedestrian ele-
ments increase the family atmo-
sphere which the Beach so much
wants to retain," she said.
Paul Kissinger, EDSA, sent a
memorandum to Buck Lee, SRIA
executive director, stating that "the
recently represented Master Plan
for Pensacola Beach has met with
overwhelming success and consen-
sus. There are still many details to
be worked through the Master Plan
as the process continues to evolve.
However, the framework and spirit
of the Master Plan sets forth what
has been embraced by many as an
opportunity to change the face of
Pensacola Beach while maintaining
the overall character that is beloved
by visitors and more importantly by
the residents of Escambia County."
The entire plan can be viewed
online at www.myislandtimes.com
under the news tab and oversized
conceptual drawings are on display
at the Santa Rosa Island Authority
office in the Boardroom.
In view of the email with the
County's timeline and the results
of the March 5 meeting, the Island
Authority is not expected to cast a
final vote at the Board meeting to-
morrow night (March 10). However,
the Steering Committee has been
asked to attend the meeting which
begins at 5 p.m.
All Authority meetings are
open to the public and there will be a
visitor's forum for public comment.
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Vermont Visitor Earns Player of the Month Title
The rhythm of shuffling cards
and clinking chips is music to Mary
Holway's ears. The Beach School
music teacher brought a token of
appreciation to the Texas Hold 'Em
4444 Fun family of Beach poker
players to thank them for the dona-
tions to her program during play at
the Shaker, February 22.
"In a very touching speech,
Mary Holway told the gang about
all the cool stuff she purchased
for the students with the proceeds
from our Celebration 4444 Educa-
tion tourney," said Poker Promoter
Rick Uzdevenes. "Everyone should
be very proud that your donations
help keep music alive at the Beach
After the presentation, 18 play-
ers battled for five hours until
Commander Mike Driscoll, USN
(retired) hit a straight flush to clean
out Todd Lentini and take the win.
The following Monday night
marked the first day of March, so ac-
tion at the Sandshaker poker tables
was hot while the weather outside
was not. Arlene Bosco, a visitor
from Vermont, made a come from
behind run at the final table, finish-
ing off runner-up Tommy Grice with
a Flush on the last hand.
Players gather at Paddy
O'Leary's in Pensacola Beach's
historic district for weekly action.
The results are as follows:
1. Billie Urquhart
2. Todd Lentini
Lace up your hiking boots and
join the Florida Trail Association on
Saturday, March 27 at 9 a.m. on the
Dunes Trail located on Pensacola
Participants should wear sturdy
shoes or hiking boots and clothing
appropriate for the temperatures.
Sunscreen and hats are recom-
Please call Ed Walker at 850-
932-5469 for the meeting location
and additional details.
1. Eric Weatherford
2. Kristin Larmier
3. Arlene Bosco
4. Todd Lentini
1. Jeremy John Starr
2. Arlene Bosco
1. Terri McKamey
2. Steve Dotson
3. Phil Tracy
4. Mary Kay Wood
1. Jeremy John Starr
2. Todd Lentini
1. Phil Tracy
2. Justin Scher
The February Player of the
Month crown went to Jeremy John
Starr, who is staying on the island
this month. He is 1592 miles from
Vermont, but is right at home with
the Beach poker family. Congrats
From The Chip Stack
Sunday, March 14 Pot O'Gold
Poker Tourney at Paddy O'Leary's
at 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 3 MS Poker
Tourney at Paddy O'Leary's at
Rick Uzdevenes, left,
accepted a framed photo
of the beach school mu-
sic students from teacher
Mary Holway. The an-
nual Celebration 4444
Education poker tourney
donates all proceeds to
the Beach School music
John Jeremy Starr,
left, is at home at the
Beach Poker tables ev-
enthough he hails from
Jay, Vermont. He earned
the Player of the Month
award. Presenting him
with an original piece of
Beach art is Mike Willet,
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A few years ago I watched a
documentary about "green" cars
hosted by the Car Talk brothers Tom
and Ray Magliozzi better known as
Click and Clack. They interviewed
scientist, Emory Lovins, founder
of The Rocky Mountain Institute
who discussed carbon fibers and
their respective strength. While
researching for this article, I ran
across a news article from the Oak
Ridge National Laboratory entitled,
"Carbon fiber cars couldput US on
highway to effic ienc ." The article
was published on March 6, 2006
and stated the following in the first
paragraph, H ighi~\~i sof tomorrow
might be filled with lighter, cleaner
and more fuel efficient automobiles
made in part from recycled plastics,
lignin from wood pulp and cellu-
lose." The article further discussed
how the Department of Energy with
Ford, General Motors and Daimler
Chrysler could lower the cost of
carbon fiber composites.
Well, apparently all the re-
cycled trash sent to China may be
a part of a greater plan by the Ger-
mans and Chinese to sell the new
one-person Volkswagen. The carbon
fiber costs are not an issue with this
car, retailing in China at 4000 yen or
$600 US. Volkswagen tested the car
in Germany. It took three years from
conception to production to deliver
the goods. And it is an interesting
package all around from 258 miles
per gallon to its streamlined Jetson
futuristic space look.
Here are its stats: the tank has
a 1.7 gallon capacity, the top speed
is 62 -74 miles per hour, and travel
distance is 404 miles on a full tank.
Shanghai will start selling this little
compact sometime this year. Now
with all this talent in our country -
why didn't we build it first?
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Friday, March 12
11 a.m. Green Food & Drink Specials Fried Pickles, Green Beer, Mint
Green Milkshakes. Pensacola Beach Elementary School students eat free with
purchase of Adult Entr6e. SurfBurger. Through March 17
7 p.m. Paddy O'Leary's 10th Anniversary and St. Patrick's Week
Extravaganza Kick-Off Party. Guinness Pouring Contest. Live
Music by all female band Ultra Violet
9 p.m. "Go Irish" Party, Sandshaker. Live Music by Buzzcutt -9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Saturday, March 13
Noon Fire and Iron Firefighters Motor Bike Club, Paddy O'Leary's
4 p.m. Irish Stew Cook Off. Free cookout. Live Music. Paddy O'Leary's
4 p.m. Green Grillin' & Chillin', food and music. Sandshaker.
7 p.m. 10th Anniversary Party. Petty Cash performs. Paddy O'Leary's
9 p.m. Jager Party. Live Music by Buzzcutt. Sandshaker
Sunday, March 14
3 p.m. Paradise Dance in the Sand with the 4th Dimension. Paradise Bar
3 p.m. Paddy's Pot O' Gold Poker Tournament. Paddy O'Leary's
4 p.m. Shake It Up Irish Party. Live Music by Kyle Parker & Easthill.
Monday, March 15
7 p.m. St. Paddy's Poker Party. Texas Hold 'Em. Happy Hour All Night.
Tuesday, March 16
6 p.m. All Hyped Up. Live Music by Midwest Hype. Paradise Bar and Grill
8:30 p.m. Karaoke Party w/Becky. Sandshaker.
Wednesday, March 17 ST PATRICK'S DAY
9:30 a.m. Catholic Mass celebrated by Msgr Luke Hunt. Paddy O'Leary's
11:30 a.m. Biggest St. Patrick's Day Party Ever Indoor & Outdoor stages.
Appearances by St. Patrick himself. Corned Beef and Cabbage
All Day. Live Music by Dublin Green 11:30 -6 p.m.
Noon Irish Luncheon. Corned Beef and Cabbage. Paradise Bar and Grill.
3 p.m. Live music by Three Amigos. Drink Specials. Bamboo Willie's
5 p.m. Green Bikini Contest. Bamboo Willie's
5 p.m. Re-enactment of Tim Finnegans Wake. Paddy O'Leary's
5:30 p.m. Lektric Mullet plays 5:30-9:30 (Open Air Stage). Paddy O'Leary's
6 p.m. Hyped Up Again. Live Music by Midwest Hype. Paradise Bar
7 p.m. Crawl On In Post Pub Crawl Party. Live Music by Headliner
9 p.m. Petty Cash plays Paddy O'Leary's
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PAGE 18 Island Times March 9, 2010
It's spring cleaning time on the
island. Have you begun?
Happy day, happy day! Don't
you relish the time when the island
becomes vibrant with the sunshine
and it's time to break out of those
coats and warm slippers and put
on your shorts and swimsuits, sail
in your boats, and walk the beach?
Well, the same thing needs to
happen for your house in order to
peel off those extra layers of sea
and salt, and make it gleam in the
It's time to cleanyour windows,
raise your blinds, take off your
draperies, and curtains, and send
to the dry cleaners or launder them
Remember the place where you
sleep. It's the season to take out your
mattress, clean the entire bedroom,
and if the mattress hasn't been
cleaned, bring on the steam cleaner.
Check out your pillows. When
was the last time you washed
them? If the answer is never...call
the dump fast and come see us for
first class replacements. What an
important cleanliness issue.
Fans, lights, frames, pottery
and wall hangings: clean, clean,
clean. After all, your sinuses are
affected, as are the ultimate value
of these items.
Change the color of your
sheets, put on fresh slipcovers,
make everything white...after all
spring has sprung.
Do everything you canto make
your household fun and enjoyable,.
I recommend easy-going, easy liv-
ing, and easy care.
Bring comfort and joy into your
life. Your friends and family will
love a fresh new environment.
Take time now to freshen your
home and when done, treat yourself
to a spa day. At the very least add
some lavender essential oil to your
bath which will soothe your soul
and help you relax. You deserve it!
Santa Rosa Island Authority Executive Director Buck Lee, left,
congratulated each winner at the Pensacola Beach Optimist Club's
Oratorical Contest, March 2 at the Beach Church Fellowship Hall. Lee,
along with (back row) Laurie Bernstein, Channel 3 News; and Sheriff
David Morgan, served as a celebrity judge. Winners are (front row, Lto
R): Abby Jacobs, first; Macy Mateer, second; and Kylie Finkbone, third.
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with March 1 on the calendar, we
know Spring weather cannot be far
About the only significant holi-
day in March is St. Patrick's Day.
This year, the first day of Passover
for those of the Jewish faith, is in
March. It's not a holiday, but we
often hear of the "Ides of March."
It has an ominous ring to it because
it is generally used in a sentence
about Bcn\ilc the Ides of March."
The event associated with the Ides
of March was the assassination of
Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. There
were some members of the Roman
Senate who felt that Caesar held too
much power, and one day in a room
inside the Theater of Pompey, fifty
or sixty of them surrounded Caesar
and began stabbing him. The result
was a series of civil wars out of
which Caesar's nephew Octavian
became the ruler.
One of the interesting things
out of this is it has become sort of
a code word to caution others to be
careful. Rather than recounting the
historical story, and giving a warn-
ing of danger, all that needs to be
said is Bc" ic the Ides of March,"
and the warning is issued.
The use of code words is noth-
ing new. We use them in religion,
in business, in politics, as well as
in the family. Take, for example,
the words, "Just wait until your
father gets home!" Or we say,
"Better wear your seat belt," and
the warning is delivered! Nothing
else needs to be said, and the sug-
gestion of something ominous about
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to happen is given. In religion, the
warning, "Don't mess with the Ten
Commandments," generally gets
the message across. In politics, ...
well, let's not go there! Code words
are used by couples, and often they
are peculiar to particular couples.
The use of code words allows us
to limit going into a long diatribe,
and through the use of just a few
words, deliver our message. It
may not be a life changing event,
but the phenomenon is interesting
to consider, especially when we can
identify the code words used in our
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March 9. 2010 Island Times PAGE 19
by Saltwater Rick
Brrr.... It's March and it came
in last night like a Lion with 40
knot winds and stormy lightning
packed rain. If I were a fish I would
have turned around and headed for
winds that we had at the end of
February blew some bait fish
close to shore, so the Dolphin
were hanging close in. Now, the
wind has turned to the north and
it might be a while before we see
those schools of Pompano running
within range of the Beach anglers,
plus it's Pomp Tourney time. You
never know. March weather can
change quickly, so the winds may
be favorable again by press time.
I know I can't wait to walk in
the sugar white sands again and
toss a line out into the surf. My
Gulf Breeze Bait & Tackle is
hosting its 10th annual Pompano
Tournament through May 31. The
tourney offers $5,500 in prizes,
with four separate categories.
To enter the tournament, sign
up at the Gulf Breeze Bait and
Tackle. Entry fee is $10. Pompano
tournament flyers, with rules and
regulations, will be provided at
sign in. The local fishing experts at
GBBT will provide answers to any
Prizes include a $1000 in gift
certificates to Gulf Breeze Bait and
leg is getting stronger everyday,
because of all the hard work I am
putting in at rehab.
Four surgeries in two years
has really had me down and has
seriously cut into my fishing time.
I wanted to thank the fine doctors
and staff at the Andrews Institute.
I'll be back swimming and comb-
ing the beaches with my wife this
It's time to start booking your
trip on the big boats at The Ma-
rina. The Ling will be here soon
and maybe this will be your year to
hook up on one.
Be careful, the laws have
changed and the fines are stiff.
Don't let that stop you. Do yourself
a favor and go fishing !
Wear some green on March 17
for good luck.
Tackle, a $250 gift certificate for
top Lady Angler, a $200 gift certifi-
cate for top Junior Angler, and the
prize in the Pier division is an an-
nual Pass to the Gulf Fishing Pier
"The GBBT Pompano Tour-
nament brings the whole family to-
gether, to our local pristine beaches
to enjoy some quality time. Best of
luck to all, and happy fishing," says
Victor Wright, manager.
For more information about
the Tourney, contact Wright at 850-
Pompano fishermen like
Buddy Holder, from Pen-
sacola, will be hitting the
beaches to reel in this deli-
cacy and enter their catches
in the Pomp Tourney. He
caught these Pompano near
'I 731 Pens Beach Blvd. Pensacola Beach
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For your swimming
safety please note
which flag is fly-
ing prior to enter-
ing the water. For
swim in areas with
High Surf and /or
Pompano Tourney Hits Decade Mark
Time To Wet A Line
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