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Volume V, Number 24 Pensacola Beach, Florida March 23, 2010

Put On

Your Game Face

It's all fun and games for these Pensacola Beach Woman's Club members, since preparations are complete for the Club's annual Game Day fundraiser March 25. Showing off their card handling
skills are (L TO R): Club Vice-President Sandi Johnson, Woman's Club member Debbie Slater, President Lynda Knell, Secretary Patty Lou Kattner, and Treasurer Nancy Wyse. Seated is Game Day
Chairman Janet Penniman, who is also the Club's second vice-president. For more fun, turn to the story on page 2.

Woman's Club Throws A Party With A Purpose

Pensacola Beach businesses
are more than happy to give away
weekend stays in hotels, bar tabs,
expensive original paintings, mas-
sages and dinners for two at fine
Beach restaurants, and numerous
other coveted items. Do you have to
stand in line and hold out your hand
to be the recipient of one or more of
these gifts? Well, not exactly.
All you have to do is buy a $20
ticket to the thirty-second annual
Pensacola Beach Woman's Club
Game Day, whose theme is "And
The Beat Goes On." The event will
be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday,
March 25 at Our Lady of the As-
sumption Catholic Mission's Hunt
Hall where the chairs and tables
will be set up for players of bridge,
bunco, dominos, rummy, hearts,
scrabble, mahjong and a myriad of
other games.
But, how do you get your hands
on one of those great prizes? Some
will be door prizes. That's easy.
However, most of them will be bid
on during the Silent Auction. If you
are crazy about winning money,
there will also be a 50/50 raffle. So,
if you decided to join in the spirit of
the luncheon and vie for some of
the prizes, you will find you have
bought some real bargains. Not
only that, but you will have made a
contribution to the Woman's Club
charities. Not a bad investment.
"This has been a fantastic
year," Lynda Knell, president said.
"We continue to raise money for our
charitable causes as was the vision

of our founders."
The ten charter members who
established the Club in 1954 fol-
lowed their dream of building a
community center, aiding in civic
affairs on Santa Rosa Island, pro-
moting a spirit of fun and fellowship
among women and raising funds for
the community.
"I am so thankful to be associ-
ated with such a wonderful group of
ladies," Knell said. "As we strive to
fulfill that original dream."
Currently, the Woman's Club
has one hundred members. While
you may not see them, they are
everywhere on the Beach, helping
individuals and businesses in capac-
ities which don't have a high profile,
but they do work that is vital to the
success of these events, like serving
red beans and rice at Mardi Gras and
entering a float in the Mardi Gras
parade. They help at a number of
Beach Chamber events such as the
Christmas parade, and Ornament
Making; Crawfish Festival sales at
Bamboo Willie's, Anything That
Floats registration, Taste of the
Beach, Polar Bear Plunge and send
volunteers to help with the Cham-
ber festivals. The president attends
Chamber meetings and plays an
integral role. The year that Chrissy
Cook of the Woman's Club was the
Chamber Membership Chairman, a
record number of businesses joined
after Chrissy talked to each of them
Game Day is their premier
event. They expect about 110 to

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attend; that's broken down into chairman; Kim Harvell and Mari-

ten men and one hundred women.
Lunch will be served at noon and
is included in the twenty dollar
ticket. This year it will be catered
by Elaine Maduri and will be
quiche, salad, and bread pudding.
Beer and wine will be available for
Last year, the luncheon cleared
$3,300 which was distributed among
Beach organizations, the school and
other community projects.
Members of the luncheon
committee are Janet Penniman,

lyn Powitzky.
Officers in addition to Lynda
Knell are Sandi Johnson, first
vice-president; Janet Penniman,
second vice-president; Patty Lou
Kattner, secretary; and Nancy
Wyse, treasurer.
Since the Woman's Club quiet-
ly serves their community, perhaps
you don't know the bench in Mor-
gan Park was purchased by them
and they donated funds to Santa
Rosa Island's Safety Department to
start the Junior Lifeguard Program.

This story has mentioned only
a few of the many vitally impor-
tant things these women do in the
community. For one day, everyone
can be part of their unbelievable
contributions to the Beach. One
day that means so much to so many
The ladies prefer that you make
your reservations in advance, so the
luncheon can be properly planned,
but there may be a few tickets avail-
able at the door. Please call, Club
First Vice-President Sandi Johnson
at 407-234-8761 for availability.

Celebrate The Glory Of Easter With Praise and Joy

Sunrise Services Followed By Easter Events

If you are looking for special
services and other ways to welcome
Easter 2010, your search ends
on Pensacola Beach. The annual
Sunrise Service will take place in
the amphitheater on the Boardwalk
beginning at 6:30 a.m. April 4. The
participating churches are the Pen-
sacola Beach Community Church,
Our Lady of the Assumption Catho-
lic Mission and Concord Presbyte-
rian. The music will be provided by
Concord Presbyterian Church. The
sermon will be delivered by Pastor
Chuck Randle.
There is ample parking for the
Sunrise Service at the Boardwalk
and in lots across the street. The
Calvary Church in Gulf Breeze
hosts the sunrise service at the
Gulfside Pavilion which begins
at 6 a.m.
New this year will be a Sunrise
Service at Flounder's Beach. The
popular "Worship by the Water"
preacher, Reverend Jack Kale will
deliver the Easter sermon begin-
ning at 6:04 a.m. A second service
will begin at 9 a.m. Both services
are presented by the Gulf Breeze
Methodist Church.
"Kids are invited to participate
in what we believe is the Beach's
largest Easter Egg Hunt following
the 9 a.m. service," said Flounder's
Manager Lewis Irby. "We want
children to bring their baskets and
fill them with special Flounderific
Easter Eggs. There will be two age
categories, a Big Kid's area and a

Little Kid's area."
Directly following the hunt,
there will be a costume contest. Irby
urges everyone to hop over dressed
as an Easter bunny, or a Good Egg
or some other Easter themed charac-
ter. Prizes will be awarded for first,
second and third places.
The Egg Dipping Station will
be open for dying Easter eggs with
all necessary ingredients provided
and prizes will be award for the best
looking creations.
The Giant Waterslide will be
available about noon where kids can
slip and slide at no charge, so bring
your swim suit.
While the children are playing,
parents can enjoy the music of Tim
Spencer, who will play from noon
until 3 p.m.
"Our celebration would not be
complete without an adult contest,"
Irby said. "So, we are holding a
Cool Hand Luke Egg Eating Con-
test at 2 p.m."
Bring your best egg eaters
to compete for the title and cool
The Easter bunny will appear
during the morning and there will
be live music from 4 to 8 p.m. for
those who want to do the Bunny
Hop on the white sand dance floor.
Easter Brunch will be served
beginning right after the second
service and will feature new items
including strawberry pancakes and
The Beach Community Church

will hold Maundy Thursday ser-
vices at 6:30 p.m. on April 1. The
ever popular Easter Egg Hunt will
be at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 3.
Elementary school aged children
will be divided into two age groups
of eight and under and nine and
older. Easter Sunday services will
begin at the Church at 10 a.m.
Our Lady of the Assumption
Catholic Mission will hold Mass on
Palm Sunday at 9:45 a.m., Easter
Vigil Mass, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. and
Easter Sunday Mass at 9:45 a.m.
And Peter the Paradise Bunny
has just issued a special bulletin.
He, himself, is conducting a Gi-
ant Easter Egg Hunt at 3 p.m. on
Saturday, April 3.
"Children can fill their bas-
kets and vie for the prizes I am
awarding," said Mr. Bunny. "The
Grand Prize will be a family stay
at Paradise."
Renee Mack, general manager
says there will be live music, full
menus and mimosas both Saturday
and Sunday afternoons.
Lewis Irby and Renee Mack
agree that their waterfront Beach
areas will be turned into a family
adventure this Easter.
Brunch choices abound at
Bullfeathers, Crabs and Native
Caf6. The wave riders and wanna-
be's can dine on the open air water-
front SurfBurger deck.
Attend the service of your
choice and then celebrate the entire
day on Pensacola Beach.


Island Times

March 23, 2010

March 23, 2010 Island Times PAGE 3

Barefoot on the Beach

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By Jane Waters Cooper 1%

About twenty-five years ago, a
couple of people asked me if they
could move into my house for a few
weeks while their condo was being
repaired. I didn't know the couple
very well - can't even remember
their names, but I said sure, come
on. The next day they arrived to
settle into my guest
room with two bags
of clothes. And they
also brought a rub-
ber tree which they
set up in my front
hall. It was one of .A
the prettiest plants
I had ever seen
with its huge glossy
leaves and, standing
straight and taller
than me.
My guest
room was down-
stairs, away from
my living quarters Jan
upstairs, so I never
really saw the cou-
ple that often. We all three worked
and on weekends they took off to
visit other friends. But the beautiful
rubber tree plant stayed here.
I soon found myself talking to
that plant. When I left for my office
every morning, I would say, "Hi
Babe. Hope you have a nice day."
And when I came home in the
late afternoon, I would say, "Did
you have a nice day, Lady?"
After about three weeks, the
couple left during the day while I
was at work. But they didn't take
the rubber tree. There it was in all its
glory with a note attached, thanking
me for my hospitality. Yes, there it

Beach Church
Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 4
follows 9 AM service

was. And it was all mine. I placed it
in a comer where it could entwine
its leaves about a weird lamp I had
that was a set of five metal poles
which expanded almost to the ceil-
ing where it blossomed into a great
display of light coming from five
circular globes. The tree loved that
comer. It
had light,
a lamp
to climb,
and a
to reach
The tree
was in
s H o g
fortu -
nately, I
fell into
s RubberTree one of
my very
bad hab-
its. I forgot to water it. It's a won-
der the plant police have not ever
arrested me and locked me up for
cruelty to greenery.
By the time Frank and I were
married in 1995, the tree showed
visible signs of neglect. The leaves
were small and not quite shiny. In
a matter of years it had not grown
taller. As Frank said, "Jane, this rub-
ber tree has no soil, no water, just its
roots. I can't believe it is still alive."
I watched as Frank covered
the root bundle with nourishing
soil and carefully watered the tree.
Almost overnight, the leaves grew
larger and greener and glossier. But

the plant never grew taller. It did
expand its girth as it reached for
the window.
The plant became a hurricane
survivor. It seems like all the years I
had forgotten to water her, may have
been a blessing in disguise. When
Opal filled our downstairs with sand
in 1995, we left for a week and when
we came back the tree was there in
her comer, sturdy as ever.
When Ivan showed up in 2004,
it was a different story. The water
from the Gulf had pushed sand
up the stairway and wrecked the
upstairs, not to mention that the
downstairs was a giant sandbox.
We moved to Gulf Breeze
while the contractors began to re-
store the house. After a few weeks,
Frank was able to get up the stairs
and survey the damage. He could
not find the tree. She had washed
into the bedroom where she was
lying on her side. He stood her up
and somehow got some water to her.
She was battered but not broken.
After all she was used to not having
much water.



She is still with us today
now that she is on Frank's watch.
She is still short and has stubby
leaves that don't even resemble
her original foliage. But she's still
here, curling her way around the
weird lamp.
I don't know how plant ages
are determined. If they don't have
trunks that are ringed, are they like
dogs where one year equals ten?
If so, my tree is 250 years old. I
have to say all my other house
plants died during Ivan. We were

not able to return home for six
months, but Frank managed to get
upstairs during that time with little
buckets of water for the fabulous
rubber tree.
I still talk to her. She doesn't
really answer, of course. But I can
imagine in plant speak what she
is saying when I ask, "Hey, Babe.
How are you doing?"
She replies, I am sure, by say-
ing, "I'm fine. See how green my
leaves are? Did you have a good
day, Jane?"

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It wasn't too long ago that
Blake Rushing was attending Cor-
don Bleu Culinary School in Or-
lando. Now a chef, young Blake
beat veteran Jim O'Brien in the
Chef's Challenge on March 11 held
at Distinctive Kitchens. Blake has
been a chef in London, Vancouver
and New York. He is opening his
own restaurant, Elise Coastal Din-
ing in Pensacola this Spring. The
event was a fundraiser for St. Paul's
Catholic School.
JJ Waters started celebrating
her March 19 birthday early in the
month and had a blowout party in
town. Hunter Bredesen and Mom
Sandee both blew out candles in
March. Optimist Club President
Louise Greenley will chalk up an-
other year on March 25.
Baton Rouge's Mary Sue
Meador was on the Beach visiting
her sister Nettie McCulley. Mary
Sue gets into the laid back beach
spirit and calls Nettie's house her
Comfort Zone. Nettie's niece Jan
Ripple also spent Spring Break on
the Beach. Jan and her husband
Steve are leaseholders at Portofino.
After being part of the huge
success of Oyster Fest, PegLeg's
manager Beeler Gausz took two
days off to celebrate his March 16
birthday. He is not telling where he
went or what he did, but he came
back rested and ready for a busy
summer season.
Christine "Bunkie" Hewerdine
is gearing up for a special cel-

ebration with her grandson, Jordan
Reno. When asked what he wanted
for his birthday, his reply was, "to
spend it with Grandma!" And why
not? Jordan turned 15 on March
19. Jordan will be accompanied by
mom Denise, who is a Beach School
alum; and his brother, Blake and
little sister Riley.
Pensacola Beach Optimist Club
member Frits Forrer has completed
his tenth manuscript, readying it for
publication. Some of his earlier
works include Holland's Glory, The
Fun of Flying, Five Years Under the
Swastika, Smack Between the Eyes
and Tampa Justice. Forrer is a mem-
ber of the Gulf Coast Authors group.
Claire Marcey, who recently
moved to Arizona, writes that she
misses her friends on the Beach,
but is keeping up with everything
through the pages of Island Times.
She admits that although she has
purchased a home across the street
from her son, she will not be like
the mom on "Everybody Loves
Raymond." Her husband Eric will
join her soon in Arizona.
PJC Prof Deb Friedman is more
excited about Spring Break than her
students, if that's possible. She gets
a chance to visit grandson, Logan,
along with her daughter Dee and
son-in-law Mike in Charleston.
Charlotte Spencer traveled
from Gulf Breeze to Nederland,
Texas last week to her mom's big
birthday bash. Her mom, Lou-
ise Barclay, was surrounded by
multiple generations of family to
celebrate turning 91 years young.

The Trivia Master has heard
all kinds of research tactics used by
players who want to win the trivia
questions-some devious, some by
computers, some just asking ques-
tions. But this week is the first time
he has heard of eavesdropping to
get the answer. Darrell Saeger, who
is a member of ROMEO (Retired
Older Men Eating Out) from the
Beach Church, overheard Sir Mor-
rie Drees and Dave Sundstrom talk-
ing about a beach fellow who has
been the CEO of Westinghouse and
president of the Florida Chamber
of Commerce. Remembering those
conversations from the ROMEO
luncheon, Darrell quickly emailed,
"Bill Griffith" as the correct answer.
Bill was the one who kept a firm
grip on the SRIA during his terms as
chairman. He was well known and
always respected for his fairness,
his consideration of everyone, his
gentlemanly control of his peers

and the audience. So, Darrell gets a
shirt and Bill gets well remembered.
We had several correct an-
swers, among them from Mark
O'Brien, the Pensacola News Jour-
nal's popular columnist and Rose
Marie Bonifay, former Beach resi-
dent, and executive in the post office
in Pensacola before her retirement.
The Trivia Master has now
created a "Local Celebrity" division
so those who take time to email
the answers will receive a special
award. Congrats, Markie Joe and
Rose Marie.
The Trivia Master also ac-
knowledges an incorrect answer
sent by a "local celebrity by mar-
riage" Nettie McCulley. Nettie,
whose late husband Pete, was an
NFL coach (notably the San Fran-
cisco Forty-Niners coach) thought
the answer was Andy Bessone. Try
again, Nettie.
Easter is almost here, so this is

our question. "What year was the
Cross installed on the dune near the
Holiday Inn Express on Ft. Pickens
Road and who put it there?"
To win one of the coveted
Island Times t-shirts, be the first to
email the answers. You must answer
both parts to win. Have a glorious
Easter Sunday. Email your answer
to islandtimes@bellsouth.net with
"trivia" in the subject line. Include
your name and phone number with
your answer. The deadline to answer
is Tuesday, March 30.

Beach Meets far East
: Pensacola Beach Optimist Club's
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April zo at 6 p.m. at Flounder's
Tickets $50
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from home will be greatly appreciated by those far away. It will take all
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March 23, 2010 Island Times PAGE 5

Beach Yacht Club Hosts

2010 Preemie Cup Regatta
Event Benefits NICU at
Sacred Heart Children s Hospital

Attention all sailors! Hoist
the main sail and batten down the
hatches again for the Preemie Cup
Regatta, Saturday, April 17, spon-
soredby the Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club to benefit the Neonatal Inten-
sive Care Unit (NICU) at Sacred
Heart Children's Hospital.
The Sacred Heart Children's
Hospital 55-bed Neonatal Inten-
sive Care Nursery (NICU) is the
area's only Level III intensive care
Registration for the regatta will
take place on Friday, April 16, at
the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club at
6 p.m., with the Skippers' Meeting
for big boats to be held directly after
registration at 7 p.m. The fun contin-

ues the next day, Saturday, April 17,
starting off at 9 a.m. with small boat
registration at Quietwater Beach on
Pensacola Beach, followed by the
Skippers' Meeting for those classes
at 10:30 a.m.
First warning for all classes
(double-handed, spinnaker, non-
spinnaker, Laser Full Rig, Laser
Radial, Optis, Open Portsmouth
Dinghies and Open Portsmouth
Multihulls) begins Saturday at 11:55
a.m. The race will be followed with
regatta dogs and awards at PBYC.
Come join the fun and help
raise funds for a terrific cause.
For more information on the
race, visit PBYC's website at www.

After Sundown

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'
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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.
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on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. Open 7 days.
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-
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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.

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.
932-4139. www.peglegpetes.com

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
whimsical works.
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by Kathi Lewis

Long time Islanders enjoyed
COLORS (Celebration of Life in
the Republic of Sandspurs) as it
resumed on March 15 at Paradise
Bar and Grill. I think it was the
best one yet. Put friends together
with Happy Hour prices, our pre-
cious la petit bartenders Lindsey
and Theresa, a dynamite band and
that's all the ingredients you need
for a big time party. In this age of
computer connection, I think it's
especially good to be able to reach
out and touch someone. It's also
a good way to stay connected this
summer. Stay tuned and we'll let
you know where COLORS will take
place on April 15.
I enjoyed visiting with friends
I had not seen in a long time and it
reminded me of the old Tiki Lounge
days. There was a time when you
could sit in the Tiki Lounge and,
over the course of the day, see nearly
everyone who lived on the Island.
I pinched myself occasionally
to make sure I was not dreaming.
Even just sitting on 'derelicts cor-
ner' staring at the always amazing
Gulf of Mexico was sometimes sur-
real to me. It was like being a dream
that came true. The oftentimes vast
differences between jobs, careers,
financial status, and where Islanders
originated from became null and
void at the door of the Tiki. Once
you crossed that threshold, we all
had at least one commonality we
loved the beach! And nothing else
really mattered except protect-
ing and preserving this incredible
community and enjoying a lifestyle
envied by many.
We've forgotten our differences
and joined together for many years
to fight the changes that would have
turned our Paradise into just another
beach in Florida. I believe we won
more battles than we lost; mostly out
of shear stubbornness. The Island-
ers carry on the battle still today.
We now have a planning com-
mittee holding meetings with lease
holders and asking our opinion of
the changes being considered to
the core area along with parking
concerns. I left one of the meetings
completely amazed by a statement

made that the toll gate needed to be
restructured so as to reflect what
was behind it.
I pondered that statement for
many days. How would it be pos-
sible for a toll gate to reflect the
beauty and wonder of the Gulf of
Mexico? And, I wondered, do we
really have visitors who come here,
reach the top of the toll bridge, gaze
upon one of the most incredible
views in the world and, upon reach-
ing the toll gate say to themselves
or others, "What a tacky toll gate?"
I know I'm usually still thanking
God for making it possible for me
to continue living here when I reach
the gate. And Ijust don'tbelieve our
visitors notice it either. I think they
are so excited to be here, they're just
scrambling for the toll money.
So, how can a mere building
reflect the beauty of something
created by God? My wonderful
and incredibly smart friend Morrie
Drees was the only person able to
answer that question for me.
His answer? "Make it invis-
ible." Now why didn't I think of
Such a simple answer and all
we need to do is make it happen.
And so now I can get on with
getting my eggs boiled and enjoy
watching the grandchildren color,
dye and create their Easter mas-
I love eggs and their versatility.
Besides being inexpensive, you can
make a simple breakfast or create
an entire meal. And when Easter is
over, my husband Bill and I always
enjoy some very colorful egg salad
sandwiches. You can't find those
just anywhere.
One thing I learned at the Sand
Dollar Caf6, was that there's a
whole lot of people who don't know
how to order their eggs cooked. So,
let me explain. There is sunny side
up never gets flipped, leaving yolk
and white soft; over easy flipped,
leaving all yolk and some white
soft; over medium- flipped, leaving
yolk soft but all white completely
cooked; over hard flipped, making
sure all white and yolk are cooked
solid; poached- the same as sunny-

side up except the addition of water
underneath the egg. There are only
two ways to scramble eggs; soft
scrambled leaving eggs slightly
wet when served; or hard scrambled
(or well scrambled) which means
cooking eggs thoroughly until dry.
That's it folks! I hope that will
make things a little easier on your
breakfast server.
Ever wonder what is meant by
"counting your eggs" when pur-
chasing? You are not necessarily
counting so much as touching and
slightly moving each egg to check
for cracked eggs. Eggs that are
cracked will be stuck to the carton.
Ok, I've gone overboard and it's
time to cook.
This one's my Easter favorites.
Deviled Eggs

1 Dozen Eggs
1 Cup mayonnaise
3 Tbsp. spicy brown mustard
% Cup Salad pickles
1 tsp. horse radish sauce
Salt to taste

Place eggs in large pot and
completely cover with cold water.
Bring to a rolling boil on medium-
high heat. Cover with lid, turn
heat to simmer, set timer and let
eggs slow boil for 14 minutes. (I
like my eggs well cooked.) After
timer goes off, drain the water and
run cold water over eggs. Once the
pan is cool, I usually add ice to the
water and let them sit. Drain water
once again, cover pot with lid and
shake vigorously. Most of the eggs
will come completely out of their
shells or be very easy to peel after
your complete the shaking. Peel
and rinse.
Cut eggs in half length-wise.
Remove yolks. Place whites on a
plate and place yolks in a mixing
bowl. Mash yolks with the rest of
ingredients. Mix well. Spoon mix-
ture into egg whites (or get creative
and use a cake tip and icing bag).

Enjoy, share and have a very
Happy Easter. Spend time on the
Beach with your family.
See ya in the kitchen...

Jaya Sharma, 7, from Gulf Breeze was looking for leprechauns at Tiki
Island, March 13 during the Go Irish on the Island celebration hosted
by the Beach Chamber. The little green guys were elusive. Her parents
Sherry and Todd and big sister Alexis cheered her on. Jaya did not
find a leprechaun but found all his treasures.
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Island Times


March 23, 2010


County Will Decide on Master Plan in October

The Full Board of the Santa
Rosa Island Authority made some
moves at their March 10 meeting
which will slow the progress of the
Master Plan for core area redevelop-
ment and Island beautification on its
journey to the County Commission.
The thirteen member Steering
Committee had recommended that
the Board accept the plan as submit-
ted on March 10 and send it on to
the County on March 11. Instead,
the Board will take the following
steps, which were outlined by Engi-
neer Mike Langston of Baskerville
"EDSA has prepared a concept
plan that sets the stage for future
improvement of Pensacola Beach.
It sets the theme, attractions and
improvements on the Beach,"
Langston said. "The next step would
be to develop the scope of work.
Baskerville Donovan will identify
and recommend an engineering
firm to develop a document called
a Scope of Work. Then, the Scope
of Work will be sent out to get
an engineering firm to design the
entire detailed plan. There would
be a RFQ process which would be
properly advertised according to the
rules. The County would handle this
process. They would receive all re-

sponses and make a short list of the
responding engineers; and finally
choose one firm to do the work. This
would take 90 to 120 days."
Langston continued, "The
SRIA can then look at the plan and
divide it up into phases. It will take
some time to get there. The engineer
will create a design to implement the
master plan."
According to Buck Lee, SRIA
executive director, the cost is about
$10,000 to get the Scope of Work
prepared and find the engineering
After reviewing the plan again,
the Board members voiced their
overall approval with some objec-
tions and exceptions to certain parts.
Board member Dave Pavlock
said, "I believe the elements of this
plan make the Beach experience
more pleasant and we can distin-
guish ourselves from the others."
Dr. Thomas Campanella, elect-
ed board member said, "Until I
know what can be realistically ac-
complished, I cannot be in favor.
There are too many questions yet
to be answered."
Board member Fred Gant, who
served as Chairman of the Steer-
ing Committee, Board Chairman
Tammy Bohannon and Member Ed

Guernsey favored the plan.
Guernsey commented, "I can-
not understand the problem. It is a
wonderful plan and really good for
our community. We cannot let this
die. I am in favor of doing it now."
The Board voted to ask EDSA
to come to the SRIA meeting on
April 14 with a Final Summary Re-
port. A decision will then be made
on the next step.
As it stands now, the SRIA
would vote on the Scope of Work in
May. That document would then be
sent to the County for them to find
qualified engineers to submit bids
on the Scope of Work. This would
take about 60 days, so the engineer-
ing firm could be chosen by July.
The firm would create a detailed
plan based on the conceptual plan.
The County would receive that plan
in September or October and they
would vote on funding the plan,
if they think it is sustainable and
worthy of implementing.
Board members recommended
keeping the Steering Committee
intact until the final plan has been
Scott Wheatley of Five Flags
Tourism Group received what he has
been seeking for several months; the
Board's approval for the presenta-

tion of a mega-concert on Casino
Beach on October 16. Wheatley, of
Gulf Breeze, expects to produce a
concert with national headliners and
charge $50 for tickets.
"We will be sharing the profits
with the SRIA earmarked for eco-
logical projects on the Island," said
Wheatley must meet all of the
Authority's requirements and return
with an update and finalized plans at
the July 14 Board meeting.
The Board took time to approve
a test pilot program for the toll
booth which would allow for one
dedicated lane for those with annual
passes to go through from 6 a.m. to
8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The
test began on March 15 and will be
evaluated for effectiveness.
The Board also voted to host
the members of the Hurricane Hunt-
ers for dinner at Crabs on April 29.
This will be to show appreciation for
their work during storms.
Snowbirds flocked to the Island
according to a report from Mau-
reen LaMar, executive director of
the Beach Chamber. The Visitor's
Center was visited by 1031 guests
and the top state for February was
Michigan followed by Florida,

Alabama, Minnesota and Ohio. The
most international visitors came
from Canada, Germany and Guam.
The committee will meet next
on March 24 at 5 p.m. at the Author-
ity office. All meetings are open to
the public.

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and take a look at it. It is a reprint
of an article written by Bryan
Acohido, a USA Today journalist.
In that article he describes what
can happen to the unsuspecting
Facebook user.
He described how a cyber
attack can occur after one little
click on a Facebook photo. What
seemed to be a photo was actually
the "koobface" virus. That type
of virus launches a 2-pronged at-
tack. It downloads two programs,
one designed to transmit user IDs

and passwords to the hackers,
and one designed to search for
other computers to infect. That
virus is particularly dangerous
in a business network. It locates
vulnerable computers, then uses
the stolen identities to log on to
networked computers and dig
deep into corporate networks,
putting financial and customer
data at risk.
According to the author, there
are more than a half-million on-
line computers that are infected
with the koobface virus at any
point in time. Tens of thousands
of user names and passwords
from thousands of companies
are transmitted to hackers. That
information, which is often sold
in Internet forums, includes Face-

book account details. Once
the hackers get into a Facebook
account, they can find email ad-
dresses and many other personal
details, giving them the ability
to target specific computers and
Once into a computer, the
viruses can turn the computer
into a "netbot," which causes your
computer to continue doing their
dirty work for them by infect-
ing every website that you visit.
Theoretically, that could cause
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Youngsters ready to enter Pen-
sacola Beach Elementary School as
kindergartners in the fall are invited
to an Orientation, Friday, May 7
beginning at 10 a.m. at School. The
Orientation will last about one hour
and lunch will be served at 11 a.m.
New students and their families are
invited to have lunch with teacher
Jennifer Neal and the current kin-
dergarten class.
Please bring the following
items with you:
1. Original or certified copy of
your child's birth certificate.
2. School physical examina-
3. Blue immunization card.
You may obtain this from the
Escambia or Santa Rosa County
health department. You will need
to show the health department your
child's immunization card. They
will transcribe the dates of the
immunizations on a blue sheet of
paper. This "blue card" is required
to register your child for school in
the State of Florida.
4. Child's social security card

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5. Two forms of proof of Island
Residency. This may be a utility
bill, bank statement, voter registra-
tion card, insurance card or driver's

Pensacola Catholic High
School has been named an Apple
Distinguished School, one of only
53 such schools in the nation. The
designation reflects the school's
"demonstrated success in imple-
menting a 21st Century learning
environment," according to Apple,
the worldwide leader in leveraging
technology to advance education
Beginning in 2008, when an
Apple Macbook laptop was issued
to every incoming freshman, Pen-
sacola Catholic High became the
first school in the Florida Panhandle
to launch a grade-wide, 1-to-i
laptop initiative. This availability
of hands-on technology 24/7 trans-
forms the learning environment,
allowing students to explore and
engage in the acquisition and pro-
duction of knowledge in unprec-
edented ways.
The Apple Distinguished
School designation is not the first
national honor that Pensacola Cath-
olic High has received. More than


a decade ago, it was named a Blue
Ribbon School by the U.S. Depart-
ment of Education. Less than 5% of
schools in the nation have received
the Blue Ribbon School honor.
Island Times columnist, Liz
Hewson, is a Catholic High School

The Gulf Breeze High School
Sound Wave Band is hosting their
seventh annual Golf Tournament,
Saturday, April 10 at Tiger Point
Golf and Country Club. The goal
is to earn enough cash to purchase
new uniforms. Grab three golfing
buddies and enter as a team. Cost
to enter is $75 for a single; $300 for
a team. Sign up early and receive a
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fish frying group of cooks at the
Elk's Lodge who are ready to serve
up a mountain of the hot, crispy
delicacy with all the fixings during
the Fritz and Friends Fish Fry, Sat-
urday, March 27 at the Pensacola
Beach Lodge. Plates will be ready
beginning at noon. The cost is nine
dollars and the event is open to the
public. You may dine at the Lodge
or take your lunch to go.
In addition to the fish fry, the
Northwest Florida Bloodmobile
will be available for donors to
stop by.
"It's going to be a fun day,"
said Nurse Darla Richardson. "We
will have the Bloodmobile on site
taking donations from 10 a.m. until

2 p.m. You may be responsible for
saving someone's life withyour gift
of blood."
Those who cannot donate blood
may make a monetary donation to
the Blood Center.
There will be raffles for won-
derful prizes all afternoon.
"The businesses have been
very generous, so we have some
fantastic prizes to give away. Some
lucky people are going to walk away
with smiles on their faces," said
The proceeds from this event
go to benefit the Northwest Florida
Blood Center and other charitable
For more information, call
Richardson at 850-206-3600.

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meet each business owner.
Refreshments provided.

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Beach Projects on Schedule

Mike Langston, Baskerville
Donovan updated the Santa Rosa
Island Authority at the March 10
meeting. The following is his report:
> Little Sabine Bay Restoration
project is ongoing and is now ahead
of schedule. Pipe installation is in
progress. The contractor is setting
the piles (began March 15) in Little
Sabine Bay which will support the
intake structure. This structure will
be located about three feet below the
water and will have buoys on top
of it. This project is making good
progress and is moving along very
well. Langston said that they will
establish a protocol for testing the
water prior to the project going on-
line and then after recirculation has
begun to report on the water quality.
> Reclaimed Water will be
available for use by the SRIA for
irrigation in July. ECUA will hook
up the pump this summer to irrigate
landscaping on Via de Luna and a
few other places. There are a num-
ber of connections that will have to
be made for the water to flow.
Buck Lee reminded the Board
that the SRIA is currently using
potable water for irrigation but pay-
ing a rate for reclaimed water which

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> Escambia County engineer-
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Donovan is preparing a maintenance
report on these outfalls.
> Drainage problems on the
island are being assessed. Escam-
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update the Master Drainage as-
sessment report and the associated
Langston, in a response to
Island Times regarding this assess-
ment report, said Commissioner
Robinson has allocated funds to the

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BUSINESS BUZZ.....................................................................

Baylor Dieter, who is the
youngest member of the Pensacola
Ice Flyers professional hockey
team, has introduced his parents to
a whole new world. The Minnesota
couple flew to Pensacola twice to
see their son compete and both times
have made the trip to the Beach for
Key Lime Pie at Flounder's.
Villa Sabine residents Chris
and Becky Shearman are certain that
the food at the newly opened Grand
Marlin is going to be to their liking.
Their son Chris is among the culi-
nary experts preparing the meals.
Sandi Johnson has a long list
of things that keep her busy on the
Beach. She delivers Island Times
twice per month. She tends to her
duties as the vice-president of the
Pensacola Beach Woman's Club
and reigning Shaker Queen. She
plays bridge, works out and now has
added Census Taker to her resume.
She says "stand up and be counted."

Pensacola Beach Chamber
of Commerce has facilitated an
opportunity for Beach residents
and business owners to meet and
eat with Sheriff David Morgan,
Tuesday, April 6 at noon at Lillo's
Tuscan Grille. The cost of lunch is
$10. There are only 60 seats total,
so call 850-932-1500 to make your
reservation today.
You are not dreaming. Peren-
nial Beach favorites Wildwood,
will play Gulfside this summer at
Crabs, Wednesday through Satur-
day. Come early for a very happy
Happy Hour.
Bella Orange is one of the hot-
test new bands in the area according
to their publicist, Rob Harris. He
says check them out at Bamboo
Willie's on April 4 and April 23 to
hear their eclectic sound.
Louisiana music man Wayne
Toups is playing at The Dock on

March 27. Toups calls his band
Zydecajun, which is an attempt
to describe his distinctive fusion.
He draws on the French-language
of his Cajun ancestors, but adds
the unmistakable R&B textures of

Zydeco music. Add to that his unde-
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The other day I went to check
my e-mail accounts, work and pri-
vate, only to find each inbox was
empty. I was pretty confident that
my corporate account would be
somewhat quiet, but I was shocked
to see that my Hotmail account
showed zero new messages. There
was nothing from Staples, Lands
End or Vista Print the three retail-
ers that send me messages quite
frequently and that could someday
cause me to have a serious case
of tendonitis from all the double
deleting of their electronic cor-
respondence that I have to do. No
forwards of a forward of a forward
from my hairdresser either. Not
even a quick note from the people
I actually want to hear from. My
inbox, just like my street mailbox,
was empty. It was as if all the binary
code in the world had been rerouted
or taken a detour.
So out of curiosity I checked
my junk folders just to make sure
my messages weren't being sent
there on accident. I didn't find
anything familiar except in my cor-
porate account junk folder where a


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St. Ann Run

Time to lace up your running
shoes. St. Ann Catholic Parish at
100 Daniel Drive in Gulf Breeze
will host a 5k "People for People"
run/walk on April 17 beginning at 8
a.m. Following the run, all partici-
pants are invited to enjoy a pancake
breakfast in the St. Ann parish hall.
Early registration is $15, in-
cludes a T-shirt, and can be com-
pleted online at stanngulfbreeze.
org. Registration after April 15 is
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preschool aged children is available
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message resided from "Washington
Technology", a printed magazine
that I actually subscribe to. It was,
however, the unfamiliar in my
Hotmail junk folder that made me
realize in this day and age of e-mail
and on-line social media, you are
never really alone.
My long lost cousin Barrister
Jules Meku was more than willing
to share his latest investment plans
with me and 400 others. I didn't
open the message, just scanned the
properties. Doesn't Jules know that
I would never take financial advice
from an attorney? Now if he would
have identified himself at Jules
Meku, CFP, I am sure he would have
received 401 responses to his offer.
Then there was Sexy Angel
and Sexy Stacie who wanted me to
view their pics. Sorry ladies, I've
known two Nasty's in my life whose
pics I just might have viewed, but I
just have to say no to Sexy's.
Sonya Doran and Iren C were
just so happy to e-mail me. Sonya
wanted to share her prescription
meds while Iren was all smiles, dear.
There was the mystery person
who sent me an electronic greeting
card which I didn't open. eCard you

are so busted because the only two
people who have ever sent me an
electronic greeting card are my good
friends Amy and Christine; and they
actually aren't afraid to use their
names. I wonder if the aforemen-
tioned mystery person attends the
mystery college that is having the
$10,000 college scholarship draw-
ing in the next 48 hours. I missed the
deadline on that one. I am sure they
will be holding another drawing in
a few more days.
Finally, a gentleman by the
name of Garry Doyle is passing on
this piece of wisdom: Women Like
Big Ones. Like I needed an e-mail
reminder about houses, diamonds
and hamburgers. That was what he
was talking about, right.
Of course, typical to cyber
delivery, I had no sooner double
deleted my junk file than my inbox
started to fill. A sale's announce-
ment from Staples. The latest urban
myth from my hairdresser. And best
of all, a message from my mother.
I even had a meeting request mes-
sage from my boss in my corporate
account regarding an upcoming
conference call. The Os and Is had
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Huddleston will transport ticket holders to the Far East during the evening of
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Shawna Lane was a fine Irish lass
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March 17. She is famous on the
Island for her holiday costumes.
She was a sexy Mrs. Claus and a
show stopper at Mardi Gras. Look
for her hopping around the Island
on Easter.

Mr. Bill had the best view of the
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Beach Poker Diva Billie Urqu-
hart swept the March5 "I'm Ready"
Texas Hold 'Em Tourney with her
usual steady style of play. Ken Ash-
ley hung on for second place and
Beach resident Freddie Falgout was
third in the charity tourney.
"We had a great time in the
DeLuna room at The Hampton with
Mike Nixon from Innisfree sitting
in and enjoying the tournament
along with a slew of local business
people and Texas Hold 'Em 4444
Fun regulars," said Rick Uzdevenes,
poker promoter. "If you missed
it, you missed one of the greatest
tournaments I've ever held, and all
for the needy kids."
The Pot O'Gold Tourney was
contested on Sunday, March 14
at Paddy O'Leary's as part of the
Go Irish on the Island promotion.
Twenty-three players signed in and
battled for four hours. The 2009
Player of the Year Justin "Dublin"
Scher showed why he's the man
to beat. He outlasted the crowd at
the final table before cleaning out
Angela Hartzog in a head-to-head
showdown claiming the title. Each
player was awarded a 2010 St. Pat-
rick's Day Paddy 0' Leary's 10th
anniversary t- shirt in shamrock

green, of course.
Results from weekly play are
as follows:
Paddy O'Leary's
March 4
1. Billie Urquhart
2. Todd Lentini
March 6
1. James Elvis Presley
2. Terri McKamey
3. Mike Wood
March 7
1. Waldo Defindorfin
2. Donnie Beall
March 9
1. Justin Scher
2. Carl Wilsey
March 11
1. Justin Scher
2. Billie Urquhart
March 18
1. Justin Scher
2. Mary Kay Wood

March 8
1. Tex Atkinson
2. Mike Wood
3. Glenn Doc Burleson
March 15
1. Billie Urquhart
2. John Brown, Miami
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games are open to the public.
Players need a basic knowledge of
poker. All skill levels are welcome
to play. Weekly games begin at 7
p.m. in downtown Pensacola Beach
at Paddy O'Leary's on Tuesday,
Thursday and Sunday nights; and at

the Sandshaker on Monday nights.
A Saturday afternoon game is
hosted at Paddy O'Leary's at 3 p.m.
"We welcome residents, and
those who wish they were, to join
us," said Uzdevenes. "It's a big
poker playing' family on the Beach.

It's not quite the Pot O'Gold that Justin "Dublin" Scher was seeking,
but winning all the chips in the March 14 Texas Hold 'Em poker tour-
ney at Paddy O'Leary's was fun. Scher is no stranger to the winner's
circle. He was the 2009 Pensacola Beach Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
Player of the Year.

There's always room for one more
at the table."
For more information, ring the
poker hotline at 850-324-2667.

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Gulf Breeze 's Joe Procreva
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Do you ever have days where
you just do something on impulse?
Well, this weekend I decided to bid
at the Auction on Halloween and
Beatles items sight unseen. Actu-
ally, the boxes of items were posted
on the Internet, but I couldn't really
dig in the boxes and see what I was
bidding on. Boy, did I luck out.
The Beatles items were box
sets from their famous Ycllo %
Submarine" era. There were also
Austin Powers box sets. Oh yeah,
Baby! I couldn't believe it!
Some ladies at the auction said
to me, "Sell them. You got them for

nothing. You can make a killing.
Sell them... spoken like true
dealers. I told them I couldn't sell
them spoken like a true collector.
New topic WD 40 We (Ralph,
my husband and I) had a little WD
40 incident. I was driving when I
heard this strange noise in the car.
After asking Ralph if he heard the
noise, he turned around to look to
see if he could figure out what I was
hearing. There it was. The can of
WD 40 was madly spraying away
in the backseat of the car. The WD
40 nozzle had been triggered by
a board that fell against it. Ralph

removed the board, opened the car
windows and proceeded to give me
the history of WD 40.
WD 40 stands for water dis-
placement 40th attempt. It was
developed by Norm Larsen in 1953
to help repel water and corrosion in
missiles. It took Mr. Larsen, founder
of the Rocket Chemical Company in
San Diego, California, 40 attempts
to perfect his product. It was later
found to have numerous household
uses and became commercially
available in 1958. It is one of those
products that you can't live without.
It ranks right up there with good old
duct tape.


Clang, Clang, Clang The Trolleys will be back on the Beach beginning
May 14. The Beach Chamber, which formed a committee to help the SRIA ad-
dress low ridership problems, enjoyed a preview ride on March 8. Nancy Lohr,
ECAT; Marta Ray, Days Inn; Maureen LaMar, Beach Chamber, and Dan Deanda,
West Florida Regional Planning Council were all aboard.

Travel To The Far East At

Beach Optimist Fundraiser

The Beach Optimists will take
their party guests to the mysteri-
ous Far East by way of Flounder's
Beach on Tuesday, April 20. The
journey begins at 6 p.m.
The menu is set with course af-
ter course of exotic foods including
Hot and sour soup, potstickers with
a mirian dipping sauce, chicken
satay with peanut sauce, Sweet &
sour pork, chicken & vegetable
curry, szechuan beef & broccoli,
fried rice & steamed jasmine rice.
For dessert: Green tea ice cream
with almond tweels and coconut

The Johansens will perform
live on stage. Dancing is encour-
aged. There will be a silent auc-
tion. One of the main attractions
is Chuck's Raffle where one lucky
ticket holder will go home with
Come in your favorite Asian
apparel or come as you are! Admis-
sion $50 per person and raffle tickets
are $50 each.
Contact event co-chair Mary
Claus for more details or to purchase
tickets at 850-916-0455.

To celebrate March as Florida
Archaeology Month, the Flori-
da Public Archaeology Network
(FPAN) has free public events
planned for the Northwest Florida
Panhandle, including a lecture se-
ries, "Current Research in Florida
Heritage." This series will con-
tinue every Tuesday throughout the
month. Lectures are from 7 p.m. to
8 p.m. in the J. Earl Bowden Build-

ing, 120 E Church St., in downtown
Upcoming lecture topics are:
March 23: "Bringing History to the
Public: Creating an Archaeology
Heritage Trail for Next Exit Histo-
ry." March 30: "Apalachicola River
Resources: Connecting People to
the Past Using Maritime Heritage."
For more information, contact
Irina Franklin, at 850-595-0050.

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Last Sunday morning marked
the beginning of Daylight Savings
Time, a signal that Spring, a new
season, cannot be far behind.
An Internet colleague wrote, "I
stepped out into a new day. The air
was crisp and felt clean. The birds
were singing in chorus, as joyfully
as birds know how to sing if they
knew that 'something' was different
about the morning; as if they knew
that there had been a change of time.
They could hardly wait for dawn to
break so that they could be the first
to burst into song. I felt a similar
For those of us in the Christian
tradition looking forward to the cel-
ebration of Easter; and those of the
Jewish tradition, looking forward to
Passover, there is great exhilaration
as we remember the significance of

Di. Chuck Raidle, P.aslor
Pensacola B I
those events for our lives.
It is important to remember the
beginnings of our traditions, but
equally important not to get caught
in the past, but to put meaning into
those events as we live out our
lives in our everyday world. Both
of these events have encouraged
and stimulated countless numbers
of people to escape the humdrum
of our world and to discover a new
dimension to our existence a di-
mension that brings appreciation,
hope and joy.
As we celebrate Passover be-
ginning on March 29, and Easter on
April 4, may our lives reflect the un-
derstandings of new beginnings and
new life. And many our greetings of
"Happy Passover" and "Happy Eas-
ter" be sincere and meaningful, and
carry with them great exhilaration.

Our Lady of the Assumption
Catholic Mission puts the
finishing touches on the St.
Patrick's Day celebration with
a Corned Beef and Cabbage
Dinner on March 17. Cooking
up some fun are (L to R): Jane
McGrath, Karen Jurkowich,
Pauline Huddleston and Sally

Mary Ann Claus, left, and Jane
McGrath, right, make certain
to get the Irish Blessings of
Msgr. Luke Hunt, center, of
Our Lady of the Assumption
on St. Patrick's Day.

Carleen Wheeler, left, cel-
ebrated St. Patrick's Day at
the Our Lady of the Assump-
tion Catholic Mission St. Pat-
rick's Day dinner. She served
Corned Beef and Cabbage to
the hundreds of hungry Irish-
men including Father Paul of
St. Ann Catholic Church in
Gulf Breeze.

May The Force Be With You

Star Wars In Concert Comes to Pensacola St. Ann Celebrates

Star WarsTM: In Concert, the
unique multi-media event featuring
music from all six of John Williams'
epic Star Wars scores, will play one
performance on May 16 at 4 p.m. at
the Pensacola Civic Center. Tickets
are on sale through Ticketmaster, by
phone 800-745-3000 and online at
The performance in Pensacola
is part of the return of Star WarsTM:
In Concert to North America, a
fifty-city leg of the worldwide tour
that starts May 13 in Ft. Myers,
Florida, and will include dates in
the United States and Canada.
The production features a full
symphony orchestra and choir,
accompanied by specially edited
footage from the films displayed on
a three-story-tall, HD LED super-
screen one of the largest ever put
on tour. The live music and film
elements are synchronized, creating
a full multi-media, one-of-kind Star
Wars experience.
"We've taken the key themes
from the music and cut together
all the images that fit with each
theme, so you can really get a

sense of how the music played into
the images," said George Lucas,
creator of the Star Wars Saga. "The
whole soundtrack is a testament to
John Williams' creativity and his
extraordinary ability to enhance
the emotional aspects of the films."
"Creating the music for the
Star Wars films has been an excit-
ing and wonderful experience for
me, and I therefore have derived
particular pleasure in assembling
a compendium of themes from all
of the films to be presented in Star
Wars in Concert," said Williams.
Accompanying the concert is
an exclusive exhibit of Star Wars
costumes, props, artifacts, produc-
tion artwork and specially created
behind-the-scenes videos from the
Lucasfilm Archives. Many of these
pieces are leaving Skywalker Ranch
for the first time ever. The exhibit
features many classic fan favorite
artifacts, as well as several new
and never-before-seen itemsvarious
never-before-seen props.
For more information, please
visit www. StarWarsInConcert.com.

Homecoming Weekend

St. Ann Catholic Church in
Gulf Breeze, will host a "Home-
coming Weekend" April 17-18 to
bring together the current and past
parishioners, Priests and Deacons.
The weekend will kick off with
a "People 4 People" 5K run/walk
and Pancake Breakfast. It will be
followed by a "Home Run Derby"
at a local softball field.
Saturday afternoon will feature
the dedication of St. Ann's new sign
and flagpole display with the City
of Gulf Breeze and the Knights of

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bers, new parishioners, friends, and
relatives to the Mass.
Past and present Priests and
Deacons who have served or are
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the Mass. A cookout will follow
the Mass.
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by Saltwater Rick

The South wind is finally
blowin' and that means the Pompa-
no are running close in. Some nice
catches have already been posted
by Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackle's
pompano tourney entries. Jerry
Muray has the lead with a 3.97
pounder with Jim Thean in second
place with a 3.35 pounder.
Junior angler Maxwell Jowers
weighed in a 1.82 pound Pompano
to lead his division.
Down at Ft. Pickens in the
Pass around the pier the Sheeps-

The 10th annual Gulf Breeze
Bait and Tackle Pompano Tourna-
ment continues until May 31, with
prizes in multiple categories.
For those who are new to
Pomp fishing, Victor Wright,
Manager at Gulf Breeze Bait and
Tackle, shares some secret tips for
catching the prized pompano.
1) The best bait to use is sand
fleas and shrimp
2) Look for a deep hole with
a wash out, where the pompano
like to congregate
3) Use a 2 drop pompano rig,
with a 2-5 oz. weight, depending
on the roughness of the surf
4) The best times to fish are
early in the morning, and late af-
ternoon, however, Pompano can be
caught any time of day
To enter the tournament,
sign up at the GBBT. Entry fee is
$10. Pompano tournament flyers,
with rules and regulations, will be
Gulf Breeze Bait & Tackle has
supplied the local area for almost
30 years with fresh bait, and the lat-

head have been hitting just about
anything you drop down around
the piles.
The big boats are getting ready
for the Ling season to crank up and
have been doing some overnight
Thick schools of mullet are
everywhere and the Spanish Macs
are ripping through the glass min-
nows that have shown up inshore
in the last week or so.
It's springtime! So do yourself
a favor and Go Fishin'.

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Island Real sailing, fishing trips.

Broker Associate/Realtor
Direct: 850-377-3145
Office: 850-916-7188

For your swimming
safety please note
which flag is flying
prior to entering the
water. For added pro-
tection swim in areas
with lifeguards.

Water Closed to Public

High Hazard
High Surf and /or Strong

Medium Hazard
Moderate Surf and/or Currents

Low Hazard
Calm Conditions, Exercise

Dangerous Marine Life

Wright Shares Pompano Fishing Secrets

Tourney Open To All

March 23. 2010

Island Times


Best Seafood
n Pensacol

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

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

"Floundering at its best" "Best seafood on
Fodor's Florida Pensacola Beach"
"Best seafood on USAir Magazine
Pensacola Beach" "Great Vibes...and happy guests"
Fromers Guide to Florida Florida Trend Magazine
At the traffic light on beautiful Pensacola Beach 932-2003 Since 1979

Fried Shrimp Great Steaks
Upstairs Beach View Dining Outdoor Gulfside Deck

Best Sunday Brunch! C
Crab Cakes Benedict
Crab Omelets
Quiche W
Bloody Marys w
Bottomless Champagne
Live Steel Band

Open 7 days a week agn a'q'v ',nn



r S i Largest

Largest Selection of crabA on the nBeach
Dungeness King Crab
She Crab Soup
p p Maryland Crab Cakes
happy Hour

l) YHildwood
S^ performs live on stage
Wednesday Saturday 7 PM
Look for the RED ROOF at the traffic light on Pensacola Beach


Island Times

March 23, 2010

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