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It's time to celebrate National Parks Week. Entrance fees to all National Parks including Fort Pickens on the western tip of Santa Rosa Island will be waived through April
25. Residents and visitors can explore the Civil War era fort and participate in one of the many programs offered at no charge including the National Seashore's Junior Ranger
program. Park ranger Beckie Breeding-Sims has her trusty sidekick puppet Ranger Rocky Racoon ready to delight the children who attend the Junior Ranger and Sea Star
programs at the Park. Sims, who has been a Gulf Islands Ranger for twenty-seven years, looks forward to the summer programs so she can share her love of the captivating
beauty of our area. For more on this story, see page 2.

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Kids Go Green During Fun Camps At Gulf Islands National Seashore

Do you want to grow green
children? It may be easier than you
think if you take your children to Ft.
Pickens and sign them up to partici-
pate in the Junior Ranger program.
Here at the historic old fort, kids can
learn about nature first hand.
Ranger Beckie Breeding-Sims
and Ranger Amanda Grissom lead
the Junior Ranger program at Gulf
Islands National Seashore.
These programs have been in
place for about ten years, according
to Sims, who has served as a ranger
for 27 years.
"We average
about 80 chil-
dren per week,"
she said. "Many -
of us have stories
about camping and
enjoying the out-
doors as children,
some kids have Junior Rang
Park Ranger Ama
never been able to
do that. The gift
that the National Parks gives is to
create that same type of experience
in just one hour for the children who
Over the summer about 640
children will participate in the Ju-
nior Ranger program. They learn
about nature first hand from the crit-
ters who live in the Ft. Pickens for-
est, sea life and wild flowers. They
will also absorb a lot of history.
Ft. Pickens is the largest of
four forts built to defend Pensacola
Bay and its Navy yard. The fort was
begun in 1829 and used until the
1940s. Built in the age of wooden
war ships and cannons firing round


balls, technology was following the
Civil War. However, atomic bombs,
guided missiles, and long range
bombers made these forts obsolete
and at end of World War II, the Fort
was closed. One of the uses of the
Fort had been to house prisoners
of the Civil War and members of
the Apache Tribe. Geronimo was
the Fort's most notorious prisoner.
The Fort was finally renovated and
opened as a park in 1976.
During National Park Week,
which runs through April 25, all the
national parks
A will be avail-
able to the pub-
Sten ilic at no charge.
Normally, an $8
charge will get
your car a pass
for a week. An
annual pass isc
s listen intently to $25. Senior citi-
da Grissomn
zens 63 and over
can get a lifetime
pass by paying a one time fee of $10.
Something new this year is an
invitation to those who have partici-
pated in the 2010 camps to return
to a Junior Ranger Celebration, all
ages, on Sunday, August 7 at 7 p.m.
at the parade ground.
Children's programs are as
> Children's Discovery, all ages
welcome, Tuesdays, June 8 -Au-
gust 10, 9 a.m. (except July 20). (1
hour) Meet at Battery Worth Picnic
Area, Fort Pickens Area.
r 2010 Junior Ranger Camps
The Junior Ranger summer
camp introduces 6-8 year old kids

Published every other Tuesday
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to the many natural, cultural, and
recreational opportunities at Gulf Is-
lands National Seashore. The camp
includes a variety of fun outdoor
hands-on activities, games, arts and
crafts, and songs. Programs include
the Magical Forest, Snorkeling,
Civil War Kids, and Super Junior
A park ranger will lead eight
one-day camps in June, July, and
August. Many of the camps will be
spent outside. They are:
> Songs of the Forest Camp
June 11, July 23 from 9 a.m.
to noon. Meet at Naval Live Oaks
North side, Picnic Pavilion. Gulf
Breeze. Dr. Dig will take kids on a
nature scavenger hunt making ani-
mals tracks and dissecting owl pel-
lets. Learn about ecosystems from
prehistory to today through edible
archaeology. Bring a swimsuit.
> Civil War Kids Camp
June 18, July 30 from 1 p.m.
to 3 p.m. Meet at Fort Barrancas
onboard NAS Pensacola. What was
it like to grow up during the Civil
War? Sit in a Civil War tent, drill the
cannon, send messages in code and
bake hardtack. Feel the past come
alive with activities, projects and
recipes. We'll provide the uniforms
and aprons!
> Snorkeling Under the Sea
June 25, July 9 from 9 a.m.
to noon. Meet at Naval Live Oaks
South side Picnic Pavilion. Gulf
Breeze. Join Mr. and Mrs. Fish
as they learn about Project Water
Watch where sea turtles come to
visit. Students will test water qual-
ity and investigate sea soup.
We provide the masks and
> Super Junior Ranger's Camp
Pensacola Beach
July 2, July 16 from 9 a.m.
to noon. Meet at the Fort Pickens
Auditorium. Our "green" kids will
create their own National Park and
become a park ranger for a day!
Eco-Kids will explore green living
and become trash troopers using
the 3 R's.
> Sea Star Summer Preschool
For Children ages 3 to 5 on
Thursday, June 10-August 5, from
10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Meet at the Fort Pickens Au-
ditorium. Program is free but par-
ticipants must pay $8 entrance to
Park. Reservations are required.
Call Park Ranger Beckie Mims at
Campers should choose one
topic: Nature's Shapes and Colors,
Fishing, Hermit Crabs, or Snakes.
All junior rangers should be
dressed and ready for outdoor ac-
tivities in the hot and sunny Florida
weather. Camps begin at 9 a.m.
and end at noon. Junior Rangers
should wear closed toe shoes (no
Crocs, flip-flops, sandals); light
cotton shirt; shorts; sunscreen; and
hats. Bring water, a lunch, and a
The Fort Pickens which is open
daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., hosts
the following programs for the en-
tire family:
r Memorial Day Recognition
Monday, May 31, 9:00 a.m.-5:00
p.m. at historic Fort Pickens Parade
Ground. Living history, Color
Guard, and drill demonstrations pro-
vided by 3rdU.S. Infantry Company
C (1860-1865).
r Stargazing with the Escambia
Amateur Astronomers' Association
Weather permitting, meet at
Battery Worth Picnic Area on Fri-
days, June 11, August 6, and Sept.
10, sunset to 10 p.m.
r Campfire Program at Historic
Fort Pickens
Enjoy stories about the Na-
tional Park Service and the National
Seashore. Meet inside historic Fort
Pickens. Bring a lawn chair. Fri-
days, June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23,
30, &August 13. 8:00 p.m. (1 hour)
r Snorkeling (wet activity)
Thursday and Saturdays, June
10 August 14, 10:00 a.m. Meet
at Battery Worth Picnic Area. Dis-
cover the underwater world of the
sea grass beds. Mask and snorkel
will be provided or bring your own.
(2 hours)
r The Treasure of the Gulf
Coast (auditorium program) The
Public Broadcasting production
about Gulf Islands National Sea-
shore at Fort Pickens Auditorium,
Sunday, June 6 July 4, August 1,
8, Monday and Thursdays, June
7- August 13, 3:30 p.m. (1 hour)
r Island Treasures (beach-

combers program) at Langdon
Beach, Fort Pickens Area, Mondays,
June 7- August 9, 10 a.m., Fridays
and Saturdays June 11 -August 14,
2:00 p.m. (1 hour)
r Gulf Islands Almanac (au-
ditorium program) at Fort Pickens
Auditorium, Tuesdays, June 15, July
5 -August 10, 10 a.m. Friday, June
11 -August 13, 3:30 p.m. Discover
the seasonal climate changes of the
national seashore (1 hour)
r Sunset at the Seashore Dis-
cover amazing facts and folklore
about our closest star and how
it affects life on earth at Battery
Payne, Mondays, June 7 August
9, 7 p.m.-sunset.
r Sunset Beach Walk Satur-
days, June 12 Aug 14, 7:30 p.m.
Join a park ranger for a 1.5 mile
walk around west end of Santa Rosa
Island to Pensacola Pass. Meet at
Battery Payne. (1 hour)
r Battery Cooper Tour Tues-
days, June 15, July 5 August 10,
3:30 p.m. (1 hour)
r Battery 234 Observation
Tower Open for public viewing,
Wednesday, June 9, 16, July 7 -
August 11, 10 a.m.-ll a.m.
r Battery Worth Tour Fridays,
June 11, 18, July 9 August 13, 10
a.m. Bring a Flashlight. (1 hour)
r Fort McRee (auditorium
program) at Fort Pickens Audito-
rium, Wednesdays, June 9, 30, July
7 -August 11, 3:30 p.m. (1 hour)
r Pensacola Prisoners (audi-
torium program) at Fort Pickens
Auditorium, Saturdays, June 12 -
August 14, 3:30 p.m. Discover the
stories of the prisoners once held at
historic Fort Pickens including Civil
War prisoners and the Chiricahua
Apaches. (1 hour)
r What in the World? Satur-
days, June 12 July 3, July 17-31,
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Watch for the park
ranger in the Fort Pickens Camp-
ground to see what washed in for
the day.
r Sixteenth Century Ship-
wrecks of Pensacola Bay (audi-
torium program) at Fort Pickens
Auditorium, Thursdays, July 1 &
22 at 6 p.m. (1 hour)
Call 850-934-2600 for updated
information or visit the website
at www.nps.gov/guis. Ranger-led
programs are free.


Island Times

April 20, 2010

April 20, 2010 Island Times PAGE 3

Barefoot on the Beach

Bits & Pieces
Just when the Santa Rosa Island
Authority and their planning firm,
EDSA, were ready to hand over
their completed master plan to the
County for a vote, Larry Newsom,
Interim County Administrator,
stepped in and told the two that
the County would prepare a scope
of work. It will take about seven
months to complete this process,
according to Newsom. This unex-
pected move may be a very good
thing for the massive makeover. The
County will assure that there will
be two more public input sessions.
Since many Beach residents were
less than thrilled about some con-
cepts in the original plan, they will
have second and third chances to
voice their opinions. The County's
traffic department and the company
they hire to look at the plan will
determine what's acceptable and

workable and what's not. Get your
thoughts together on round-abouts,
half tunnels, and other traffic pro-
posals. Beach residents can still
be heard.
Will the Irish Politicians be
influenced by a couple of beach
oriented new members, Grover
Robinson and Tammy Bohannon?
I always thought this clandestine
group puffed and puffed, but never
blew any houses down. I was a card
carrying member of the Free Beer
Tomorrow crowd and some of my
friends belonged to the Flat Earth
Society. All three of these groups
are figments of McGuire's Uncle
Nathan's imagination, I think. Or
maybe Jim Reeves invented these
clubs. They were all designed for
eating, drinking and merry making
and they all get high marks for their
conduct in those activities. I don't
know what else they do, so the ques-

Thieves Beware Beach Neighbors Are Watching

A Neighborhood Watch Group
could form on the Beach although
no definite action was taken at a
meeting of deputies and represen-
tatives of various organizations.
Linda Moultrie, Escambia County
Sheriff's Office Community Coor-
dinator, said at the April 14 meeting,
that the Neighborhood Watch is an
extra set of eyes and ears.
"The more community involve-
ment you have, the better the Neigh-
borhood Watch works," she said.
The possibility of setting up
a Neighborhood Watch came as a
result of a rash of burglaries which
took place in beach residences,
primarily rental houses, which are
yet unsolved.
Lt. Rodney Eddins, Beach
deputy-in-charge, told the group
the thefts occurred mostly in unoc-
cupied rental homes and televisions
have been stolen.
"We will catch the thieves," he
said. "If you come together like a
family on the Beach and work like
a team that will help us. We need to
look out for each other."
Monica Kellner, who has lived
23 years on Pensacola Beach added
her comment, "It is difficult to know
who belongs when the house is a

rental, but I keep my eye out in my
Jim Cox, president of the Pen-
sacola Beach Advocates, said it
might be difficult to form a watch
association because the burglaries
are confined to certain areas of the
Beach, and are not beachwide.
Jeff Elbert, president of the
Beach Chamber, then made his
"A strong Awareness Cam-
paign could be the first step. I will
present this initiative to my Board
on April 20," he said. "A safer
Beach is important to both the busi-
ness and residential communities."
Cox noted that the PBA could
coordinate an awareness program
through their email and website.
Todd McCurdy, who is presi-
dent of the Beach School Board,
agreed that a high level of commu-
nication would raise awareness, and
that, in itself, would help.
Kellner said the deputies had
always been very responsive when
"You can call 436-9620 for
Escambia County Sheriff's Depart-
ment dispatch or you can call 9-1-1
to report any suspicious activity in
your neighborhood," Kellner said.

tion of what new members bring to
the table is probably not much. But
then, what do I know?
While Irish Politicians are en-
joying meeting in McGuire's Grand
Hall, the Beach's local Breakfast
Politicians are still homeless. This
once highly popular group wel-
comed everybody to meet every
week day morning to talk about, rant
and rave, or gently pat nice folks on
the back. They are no tea party, but
are coffee drinkers with a cause. The
forerunner of the club met at the old
Junkyard Coffee Shop, and later at
Butler's, the Sundeck and finally, at
Bayside. All they need are a table
and a few chairs, some coffee and
cups, thirty minutes to solve the
woes of the world. They are a great
tourist attraction.
Who would ever have predicted
the popularity of flat screen TVs?
Among thieves! These sets top the
list of items burglars are lifting
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keep the turtles in mind). Call up.
Let the deputies know if anything
or anyone suspicious shows up on
your street. You know the drill. We
can end these thefts.
Crabs Racing is opening at
Crabs We Got 'Em, according to
race officials. The action takes place
every weekend with the first race
starting at 6 p.m. on Fridays. If you
want to participate in the craziest
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Crabs and find the famous Seadog.
He will give you the details. Seadog
says, "We have a lot of newcomers
this year. We have some mighty
strong claws among them. Should
be a great summer."
Is the new Hotel Indigo about
to be the most posh hotel the Beach
has ever welcomed? Opening soon,
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Chrissy Cook was the most se-
rious researcher and the first one to
email the correct answer to the trivia
question of this week. The Trivia
Master wanted to know who the
artist was who drew the first Krewe
of Wrecks logo, sewed the first
costumes, and often appeared on
stage at the Junkyard Coffee Shop
as Harpo Marx. It
was Sara James.
A lot of you knew
the correct an-
swer, but Chrissy
wins the t-shirt.
She said she read
"To The Beat of
an Island Drum,"
twice and finally
found the name.
SOBs, who
sent correct an-
swers included
Karen Hagford,
who added that
Sara was also
known as Ra-
ghead among
her peers. Jayne Sara James
Drees Redmond
sent one wrong answer, Mousie;
and then corrected to Sara James,
but too late to win.
The venerable Knights of the
Round Table, Sir Morrie Drees,
Sir Bill Green and Countess Kim
LoBue all took part in this week's
action. The guys sent the correct
answers and Kim, who rarely stum-
bles, missed this one by guessing it
was her old friend Sandy Watkins.
Jane McGrath upheld the honor
of the Woman's Club by sending the
right answer as did Jeff Goudey,
playing for the thirty-year-old



Krewe of Wrecks which he now
Notable among the wrong an-
swers was from Bobby Barrington,
formerBeach mayor who now lives
in Pensacola. He thought the answer
was Nancy Roney. Good try. She
was the one who printed the t-shirts
with Sara's logo. Close, yet so far.
And from
far away, Bob
Seitz of Hot
S^ Springs Vil-
lage, Arkansas
S guessed Sandy
Watkins. Sorry.
Sara was
truly a great
Wreck. She drew,
painted, sewed
and sang for the
Krewe. She is
now a nurse and
lives in Pensac-
Try this one.
You could be the
owner of one of
Harpo Marx the dazzling new
Island Times t-
shirts if you are the first to email the
correct answer.
Island Times will soon cel-
ebrate its fifth birthday. The front
page photo in the May 11, 2005
first edition was of the Beach
School graduating class. Can you
remember the name of the teacher
in this photo?
Email your answer with "trivia"
in the subject line to islandtimes@
bellsouth.net. Be sure to include
your phone number with your email.
The deadline to answer is Tuesday,
April 27.

The Santa Rosa
Island Swamp Ape
.. has surfaced again.
| Have you seen him?
. o to page 12 and find
out how you can
be ome a member of the
Swamp Ape Club.

Reigning Nauga Queen Judy
L'Oignon developed an aching
wrist, an occupational hazard from
waving to her subjects during pa-
rades. Turns out it was carpal tunnel
syndrome. The good news is Dr.
Roth has repaired it and she is on
the mend. Judy should be in royal
form soon.
Max Harris is number one!
He celebrated his first birthday on
April 14. Max was the New Year's
baby on the cover of Island Times.
He lives in Pensacola with parents
Sara and Rob Harris, and his big
brother Ash.
New Orleans resident Monique
Verdin, who was raised on Pensac-
ola Beach, celebrated her birthday
on April 14 by making a strong
commitment to her environmental
efforts. The talented writer and art-

waterfront dining
Play and Stay
Special Room Rates
Reservations 850-932-2319

ist will be at Paradise Bar and Grill
on May 7 during the Voice for the
Wetlands party to raise awareness
and funds to save the Louisiana
shoreline. Her mom Renee Mack
says, "Mo is all about saving the
Fourteen-year-old race car
driver Chase Elliott made a pit stop
on Pensacola Beach while he was
competing at the Five Flags Race-
way April 9. He and his NASCAR
famous dad, Bill, were staying at
the Beach Club. Chase finished
second behind Bubba Pollard in
the first Blizzard Series Super Late
Model race.
Beach real estate developer
Andrew Rothfeder admitted that
he was using Pensacola Beach
Half Marathon's 13.1 mile run as
a workout leading up to his perfor-
mance in the Ochsner Ironman in

Mon, Apr 26 & Wed, Apr 28
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Fri, Apr 30 & Sat, May 1
Lectric Mullet
Sun, May 2

New Orleans April 18. The swim
was 1.2 miles in Lake Ponchartrain,
followed by a 56 mile bike ride and
a 13.1 mile run. It's always a party
in New Orleans. Race officials noted
athletes must move quickly from the
finish line to the post event party
which included food, beverages,
massages and entertainment.
Pandora de Balthazar's deck
overlooking Sabine Bay was turned
into a wet and wild splashfest last
Sunday by her grand daughters
Kenady and Cailyn Cooke who
were visiting from Destin. Pandora
is one of the Beach's glamorous
Prepare your offerings. Queen
Shugah's Wooly Booger Altar will
be dedicated at Paradise on June 5.
All "Keep The Hurricanes Away"
voodoo, good luck charms and gris
gris will be added to altar at 5 p.m.

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Awareness Party
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Island Times

April 20, 2010

Escambia County Sheriff Talks Beach Businesses Listen

Escambia County Sheriff Da-
vid Morgan made no secret of
what deputies are doing to protect
Pensacola Beach. The Sheriff met
informally with 17 Beach business
representatives at Lillo's Tuscan
Grill on April 7.
He started the meeting by
discussing the current rash of bur-
glaries in Beach houses which are
plaguing residents and the deputies.
"This may be a part of a ring
of thieves operating from Panama
City to Mobile," he said. "They are
stealing flat screen TVs from rental
Recently, the burglars have
entered occupied homes.
"We may have to start a Neigh-
borhood Watch team here," the
Sheriff said. "A Watch would raise
awareness and ultimately they
would stop breaking into Beach
houses. That is our goal, to stop
them; and of course, we would like

to catch them."
Referring to Crowd Control
on the Beach, the Sheriff said, "I
have tried to create a more family
friendly, business friendly Beach
atmosphere. I want people to come
to the Beach and enjoy all you have
to offer and do it responsibly."
Morgan explained that the dep-
uties are ready to handle the crowds
who come to the Beach during the
summer and special events.
"We are ramping up to handle
the crowds," he said.
"I feel like we have a pretty
good handle on the Beach," the
Sheriff continued. "I have cleaned
up the Boardwalk. There are those
who thought their gang owned the
Boardwalk. There is only one gang
and that is my gang."
During the question and answer
session that followed Morgan's
remarks, Marta Ray asked why the
deputies could keep residents from

turning onto Ft. Pickens Road to
go home.
"I understand that the road
becomes clogged with cars during
special events like Mobile Weekend
and Blue Angels. Ijust want to know
how I am supposed to get home?"
Ray asked.
Sgt. Ted Roy answered the
question by saying that residents
will be allowed to drive on Ft. Pick-
ens Road to go home. However, they
will have to identify themselves
with their driver's license.
Attorney John Asmar, who
assisted in coordinating the event,
said, "Sheriff David Morgan has
made a tremendous positive impact
in his 14 months as Sheriff. He has
made his presence known to busi-
nesses and residents in the problem
Buck Lee, Dr. Thomas Cam-
panella and Robbie Lofty repre-
sented the Santa Rosa Island Au-

thority. In addition to Morgan and
Roy, Sandy Madison represented
the Sheriff's office.
Representing Beach businesses
were John Pinzino, Marta Ray, Capt.

JR Hinojosa, Paula Sunshine, Mike
Pinzone, Maureen and Gary Hum-
prey, Christine Williams, Beverly
Boswell, Joe Campbell, Brian Hou-
sley, and Shelley Johnson.

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'
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.

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.
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.

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
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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 1 st
bar on the Beach to offer this tasty frozen concoction. Live Music
Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun. Karaoke Tues & Wed. Poker & BARE Nite on
Monday. T-Shirt Nite on Thursday. Check out our new Shaker Shop
for great island wear, jewelry & gifts. Across from the Boardwalk.
Open 10 am 3 am. 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 delicacies.
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. Serving breakfast and lunch everyday; Dinner Fri and Sat.
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PAGE 6 Island Times April 20, 2010

pea s, pbori ge & a Lewi martini

by Kathi Lewis

We're going back to Easter
Sunday first, because I have a very
good "Jeff Goudey" story to share.
The regulars at Paddy O'Leary's
decided to have fried baloney sand-
wiches for Easter Dinner. Not just
ordinary sandwiches, they chose
to go gourmet with Boar's Head
Baloney, and several of the best
cheeses. All the good stuff. Well, it
was Easter, after all.
So, Jeff goes to a local discount
store to purchase an electric flat-
grill so they can cook the baloney
sandwiches. Apparently, he also
had some dusting to do, so he picked
up some lemon scented Pledge.
Jeff is at check-out with his new
grill and lemon Pledge. The very
young cashier immediately thinks
he's made a mistake and picked up
Pledge instead of PAM. She very
dutifully points this out to Jeff.
Well, we all know Jeff and he
could not let it slide. He just had
to respond with, "You mean you
don't cook with lemon flavored
Pledge? It's the best. Nothing
sticks! But you have to use the
After several minutes of this,
the cashier finally realized she was
being played and took it with good
humor. How could you not?
I heard this story later in the day
on Easter while visiting the Perfect
Patio at the home of Paulette Pro-
vost. Y'all know my first thought
was, "Oh great! We should have
a lemon flavored Pledge Cooking
So, we laughed our way through
this for several hours with everyone
tossing in idea after idea. (C'mon
we not really gonna do it!) But it
certainly added to the entertainment
on a beautiful and glorious Easter
Sunday. Thanks Jeff, for sharing
this with us. And if anyone has a
good recipe for cooking with lemon
'flavored' Pledge, well, just keep it
to yourself.
I sure hope you didn't miss the
second COLORS, but if you did you
should definitely try to attend the
next one. Felicia Fisher and Mia
Polishcheck are coming each month
and bringing scanning equipment

with them. If you bring in your
old, old fun photos, they can scan
them and return them immediately.
They will also take your current
photo; all for free. Felicia is going
to make one of her beautiful books
of "then and now" and you will want
to be in it. So, dig through your
old pictures. You'll actually have a
ball doing this; the memories are so
incredible (and we are all so young
and beautiful).
COLORS takes place on the
15th of each month; just check
your Island Times for the loca-
tion. We decided to spread the fun
around. And since there are many
of us who would absolutely love to
attend our own "Life Celebration
and Eulogy"we may start putting
names in a hat, drawing one and
celebrating the life of that person at
the meeting. Well, okay we really
won't do that; but you wouldn't
want to miss it if we did. It is much
more fun to celebrate while we are
still here and you have the oppor-
tunity to tell your friends what they
really mean to you. It's much more
satisfying to the soul....
This week's recipe comes to
us from some of my favorite Cajun
friends. Christine "Bunkie" Hew-
erdine's husband, Lonnie brought
home two sacks of crawfish from
Mississippi. Bill and I were invited
along with Deb Friedman, Karen
Hagford and Sonny Harper (his
wife, Tracy was out of town). We
had the delightful pleasure of meet-
ing Seth Hewerdine's friend Taylor
Brewer. She had never eaten craw-
fish before but she took to it like
she'd been born in Cajun Country.
What a wonderful afternoon,
sitting by their beautiful pool, smell-
ing those crawfish cook and trying
to catch the escapees. One crawfish
made it almost to the pool before
Christine spotted him. When she
went to pick him up, this crawfish
bowed up like he was going to eat
her. Only one actually escaped and
was found in the pool the next morn-
ing. If he survives, think what a sur-
real story he'll have to tell. Think
the other crawfish will believe him?
Someone asked Lonnie if the

addition to the house was finished
and he replied, "It's hurricane-
able!" That's all we need to know.
Let's cook....
Lonnie's Perfected
Cajun Crawfish Boil

1 Sack fresh crawfish (35 Ibs.)
5 lbs. potatoes
8-10 med. onions
10 garlic bulbs
10- 15 ears fresh or frozen corn,
cut in half
1 pkg. 'little smokies' sausages
10 lemons, quartered
1 small bottle Zatarain's liquid boil
1 lb. pkg. LA dry seasoning
1 box salt

Add small bottle Zatarain's liq-
uid boil to a very large pot of water.
Bring to a rolling boil and add all
vegetables. Boil for 15 20 minutes
and remove from pot. Set aside.
Return water to rolling boil and add
crawfish. Bring back to boil and
cook for 2 minutes. Turn off heat
and let sit for 15-20 minutes in pot.
Put half of the crawfish in cooler
and add half of the package of LA
seasoning and about one-third box
of salt. Shake well, then add rest
of crawfish and shake again. Let
sit in cooler & steam as long as you
can stand to wait. Pour out on table
covered with newspaper (you can
use this one!), add veggies, some
great friends and family and enjoy!
See ya in the kitchen....

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Anglers will compete in the
fifth annual Gulf Coast Kayak Fish-
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at 6 a.m. The weigh-in is at 3 p.m.
at Shoreline Park South in Gulf
Fishing must take place be-
tween Destin and Perdido Pass. No
motorized craft area allowed.
The cost to enter is $50. Entry
forms are available at www.gulf-

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April 20, 2010 Island Times PAGE 7

County Takes Over Master Plan

Approved By Island Authority

The full board of the Santa
Rosa Island Authority voted four
to one to accept the Master Plan
from EDSA at their April 14 meet-
ing although they were aware that
the County could, and very likely
would, make changes in the concep-
tual plan. Dr. Thomas Campanella,
elected SRIA board member, voted
against acceptance saying, "I did
not approve the concept and will not
approve the plan. I have questions
that are not being answered. This is
way out of line. I am not going to
support it."
The four remaining mem-
bers present Board chairman
Tammy Bohannon, Dave Pavlock,
Ed Guernsey, and Vernon Prather
disagreed with Campanella. Fred
Gant was absent from the meeting.
Larry Newsom, Interim County
Administrator and Chief of Traffic
Engineering explained again the
process the County would follow:
"We need to focus on the things
which make the biggest impact,"
Newsom said. "Number one is the
conflict between pedestrians and
cars. We will move to the design
phase and we will then know how
to make this work. We need to look
at what we can implement. Then,
we will know what you are going
to build today, tomorrow and in the
Newsom presented the follow-
ing steps the County will take as its
part of implementing the plan:
1. Sigma Consulting, a civil
engineering firm, is preparing the
Scope of Work.
2. That Scope of Work will
be brought to the April 28 SRIA
Committee Meeting and then to
the Full Board Meeting on May 12
for approval
3. The Scope of Work will then
be advertised and sent out as part of
the Request for Qualifications for
an engineering firm to prepare and
design the master plan. They will
look at developing a true master
plan in phases.
4. We will want to work as a
partnership with the SRIA. We will

each play a role. We will have a
seven person selection committee
to choose an engineering firm. They
will review the proposals and make
a recommendation to the County.
5. The selection committee
should be comprised of engineers,
planners and project coordinators.
People with this type of background
would be best to serve on the engi-
neering selection committee.
We will assign a professional
engineer from the County as the
Project Manager.
Baskerville-Donovan, the firm
who provides engineering services
to the SRIA, has already made it
clear that they will be responding
to the Request for Qualifications.
6. After the Engineering Firm
is selected and hired, there will
be additional opportunities for the
public to review the Plan as it is
designed. First, when the plan is 30
percent complete and then again at
a later stage.
7. The time needed for the
stages of designing the master plan
are as follows: approximately 90
days to get through the Engineering
Firm selection process. The SRIA
and County will have to identify
the most critical element of the plan
and that will be designated as Phase
One. From that point, it may be only
6 to 8 months which includes per-
mitting. Also note that construction
is best suited for off season.
The Board voted unanimously
to create a seven-member Selec-
tion Committee with engineering,
procurement or construction back-
grounds. Four members would be
appointed by the SRIA and three
members appointed by the County.
The Board approved in a vote
of four to one to raise the lease fees
beginning in 2011 by ten percent.
The request was presented by Jayne
Bell, director of Administration.
"There are approximately 3,550
leases or subleases on Pensacola
Beach that contain a consumer price
index escalator clause, calling for
raising the fees," Bell said. "There
are 620 leases which do not contain

the clause."
The Island Authority can raise
the lease fees every five years, based
on the CPI. The last time they were
raised was in 2005.
Citing the cost of operating the
Beach, Buck Lee, executive direc-
tor pointed out the need to increase
the fee.
"As our costs go up to oper-
ate the Beach, this allows us to
keep up," Lee said. "A ten percent
increase would yield $340,000 in-
crease in our budget."
Vernon Prather cast the lone
dissenting vote on the fee hike.
DeLuna Fest, the huge celebrity
laden beach concert, scheduled for
October 16, changes from month to
month. Scott Wheatley, promoter
with Five Flags Tourism Group,
asked the SRIA to designate two
days for the music presentation.
The timeline begins with set-up on
Tuesday, October 13 and ends on
October 18 with the final removal
of the festival stages, tents, fencing,
bars and all other concert related
items. Wheatley has not yet an-
nounced the names of any perform-
ers he plans to bring to the concert,
but he is working on a plethora of
details with the Island Authority and
surrounding businesses. SRIA At-
torney Mike Stebbins has prepared
an agreement which outlines all the
responsibilities of the promoter, in-
cluding required letter of approval
from Crabs, the Gulf Pier, Tiffany's
and The Dock. The promoter will
also be required to pay lease fees
to the Authority.
In response to questions from
other local businesses, Wheatley
told the SRIA that Beach establish-
ments will have first choice and after
they have declared their position,
the promoters will seek outside lo-
cal vendors.
A report from Baskerville-Don-
ovan engineers indicated that the
Little Sabine Lagoon Restoration
was going well and is on schedule.
Also, the drainage project mas-
ter plan is being updated.
"Commissioner Robinson is

making funds available to update
the 1996 drainage plan," said Eng-
ingeer Mike Langston.
Some projects are already
being implemented. Matt Mooney-
ham, director of Environmental and
Developmental Services, said the
drainage problems at the LeStar-
board and Boardwalk Condos are
being cured.
Nearing the end of the three
hour session, Chairman Bohannon
said she had received requests to
disband the 13 member Steering
Committee which guided the plan-
ners during their work session on
the Master Plan.
Members presented mixed
feelings about disbanding the com-
mittee. Some felt the committee
had done what it was appointed to
do and should now be disbanded.
Other Board members felt it would
be a good idea to keep it intact. No
vote was taken on the issue.
The next meeting of the SRIA
committees will be on Wednesday,
April 28 at 5 p.m. at 1 Via de Luna.

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For the third year Island Times
and Joy McLaurine's third grade
class at Pensacola Beach Elemen-
tary School are hosting a Children's
Book Drive. Clean out your book-
cases and closets. Donations of used
children's books will be accepted at
School and at the Beach Visitor's
Center. The Book Drive will con-
tinue through April 30 when books
will be donated to the children in
foster care.

Big pots of spicy crawfish will
be boiling at Paradise Bar and Grill
on May 8. Proceeds from the sales
will benefit the Beach School. Mark
it on your calendar. More details in
the May 4 edition.

The following students earned
top grades during the third grading
period at the Beach School:
First Grade
A Honor Roll: Hannah Buchalter,
Taylor Farej, Lauren Feltenberger,
Kai Hoffert, Max Mateer, Ry-
land McCurdy, Jenna Merritt, Mia
Montgomery, Lauren Thompson,
John Turn
A/B Honor Roll: Macy Claire
Cronin, Jack Dolister, Charlie
Jacques, Joey Merritt, James Parks,
P.J. Porterfield, Jocelyn Reeves,
Gabby Rice, Briley Shaw, Aaron
Vann, Bridgett Wolfe
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AHonor Roll: Sophie Faircloth
A/B Honor Roll: Sofie Bab-
cock, Tanner Braxton, Cali Har-
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Sawyer Smith
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1 A L U I I | 1 1 Island Concerts Bring Blues To The Beach

Things were really hoppin' on Easter Sunday at Flounder's Beach. The Easter Bunny hid 3000 eggs and the friendly
staff hosted games for kids all day. Left: Lily Gilliland, 4, of Pensacola scored a basketful of eggs. Center: Beach
School second grader Thomas Egly was the best guesser, so his prize was a giant jar of jelly beans. Right: Little
Daphne Bearden, 17-months-old, wore her Easter bonnet to the Beach to hunt for candy filled eggs.

Li EJ ] -

Follow memory lane to the Fos-
ter & Friends: Rhythm and Blues
Revival from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday,
May 1 at the Gulfside Pavilion. The
concert is free and open to the pub-
lic. This 60s musical extravaganza
will also serve as a kick-off to the
Bands on the Beach music series,
which begins May 4 with Tim Jack-
son's Mr. Big band.
With close to 1,000 years of
experience combined, Foster &
Friends will bring true rhythm and
blues to Pensacola Beach, the way
it was 50 years ago. With tunes
ranging from "Stand By Me" and
"Mustang Sally" to "You Better
Move On" and "Watermelon Man,"
the bands will entertain crowds with
heart and soul cover tunes, Ameri-

can's musical fabric of those days.
"This is an event no one will
want to miss," stated Tommy Ratch-
ford, member of Foster & Friends.
"It's going to be like Woodstock.
Ten years from now, people will
be talking about being there. And
if they weren't there, they will still
say they were."
Spectators are encouraged to
bring lawn chairs or blankets to the
pavilion area. No pets are allowed
and glass is prohibited. Concerts are
provided and organized by the Santa
Rosa Island Authority (SRIA).
For more information, call the
SRIA at 850-932-2257, go to www.
visitpensacolabeach.com or tune
to Cat Country 98.7 for the latest

Glorious weather on Easter was a recipe for record breaking numbers of visitors on Pensacola Beach. Left: Beach
resident Thomas Fitzgerald manned the grill at the Beach Church breakfast. Center: Dedrick the Bartender is a local
celebrity on Flounder's Beach. He burst onto the dance floor and bunny hopped with the kids. Right: Beach School
fifth grader Justin Fruitticher played Guess The How Many Jelly Beans and took home a hundreds of sweet treats.

PAGE 10 Island Times April 20, 2010

Tourist Council Applauds Cooperation of Beach Chamber

The Tourist Development
Council was not distributing any
cash to local organizations at their
April 6 meeting, but a large crowd
has assembled to listen to changes
in their policy this year.
Evon Emerson, who will soon
leave her position as CEO of the
Pensacola Chamber, said she had a
meeting with the three area cham-
bers Pensacola, Perdido Key and
Pensacola Beach; and the Pensacola
Sports Association.
The TDC had decided that this
year they would explore dedicating
all their advertising funds to be used
by the three Chambers working
together instead of doling out funds
"These groups were a pleasure
to work with," Emerson said. She
identified outcomes that each group
felt were imperative to their success.
Following Emerson's introduc-
tion, Ed Schroeder, chairman of the
Pensacola Convention and Visitor's
Bureau, gave a report on the new
proposal which would give the
CVB $1,540,000, Pensacola Sports
Association, $240,000, Perdido Key
Chamber, $180,000 and $40,000 to
be held as discretionary funds. The
Beach Chamber would not receive
any direct allocation of monies,
but would become a part of the

nationwide advertising campaign
conducted by the Pensacola Cham-
ber. Emerson said that Perdido Key
needed another year before it could
commit to the agreement.
"The Council indicated that it
was a collaborative effort we were
looking for," Denis McKinnon,
TDC chairman said. "I am pleased
to see this cooperation."
When asked what portion of
the money would be devoted to the
Beach, Schroeder said,
"We are committed to dedicat-
ing a portion of our event marketing
dollars specifically to Pensacola
Beach events. The exact details have
not been worked out, but we have a
sincere commitment to them. They
are agreeable to this collaborative
Commissioner Grover Robin-
son, who is a TDC member, was
pleased with the proposal.
"We spent over a year recogniz-
ing the lack of communication was
creating inefficiency," the Com-
missioner said. "I see that we are
all trying to achieve the same goals.
Robinson noted the hotels on
the Beach and around the airport
were sending the most funds to the
TDC. Pensacola Beach is in Robin-
son's district.
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Beach Chamber commented say-
ing, "The Beach Chamber does not
have the staffto properly orchestrate
national advertising for shoulder
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partner with the CVB to tailor spe-
cific advertising to support these
Although the TDC viewed the
collaborative concept favorably,
they did not vote on the proposal.
They will accept grant funding ap-
plications, as usual. The deadline
is May 1.
Cyndee Pennington updated the
Council on events at the Civic Cen-
ter including a shortfall of $300,000.
The TDC will be obligated to cover
this amount which was due in part
to the hockey season.
McKinnon said, "We do not
need a team here if it is going to
take $300,000 out of our marketing
budget. That is too much money."
The next TDC meeting will be
at 3:30 p.m. at the Civic Center on
June 8. Final decisions on funding
will be made in June or July.

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Renee Mack, chairman for
the Beach Chamber's Taste of the
Beach is cooking up two days of
excitement for the fall festival.
The event, which showcases the
Beach's culinary talent, is set for
September 18-19. Crab Cakes to
Corvette Shows something for
everyone's taste.
It's a first for Pensacola Beach
a three-for-the-price-of-one Hap-
py Hour at Castaways on the Board-
walk. It lasts from 5 to 7 Monday
through Friday. Cheers.
Hollywood Producer Jamie
Elliott will host an Audition Work-
shop, Saturday, May 1 at the Sprin-
gHill Suites from 9 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. for ages 12 and older. Tuition
is $150. Students will work with
scenes from upcoming films and
be put on tape for consideration for
roles in these films. In this work-
shop, successful Hollywood Casting
Director and Film Producer Jamie

Elliott will share ideas on "sealing
the deal" how to make a lasting
impression in the audition process
with casting directors, getting the
call back and booking the part with
Producers and Directors. Register
now at www.BradWilsonActing.
The Gulf Breeze Chamber and
Optimist Club cooked up a real
treat for the teachers at Gulf Breeze
Middle School on April 5. They
served lunch hot off the grill to 350
teachers as a show of appreciation.
The group was lead by Tom Naile,
Education Committee Chairman.
Dale Perkins has pre-filed to
run for the ECUA representative
seat in District 4 which includes
Pensacola Beach. Perkins has been
the Beach's representative since
1994. Beach resident Dr. Thomas
Campanella remains ready to serve
as the one elected member of the
Santa Rosa Island Authority. He pre-
filed on Tuesday, April 13 for the

position. He is currently unopposed.
The popular Beach concert se-
ries hosted by the Santa Rosa Island
Authority is tuning up. Bands on the
Beach will kick off Saturday, May 1

with Foster and Friends from 7 to 9
p.m. The Tuesday series begins on
May 4 with Tim Jackson's Mr. Big.
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by E.K. Hewson

For more than 10 years, I've
had the pleasure of serving on
various non-profit boards that award
college scholarships to very deserv-
ing high school seniors. This year
I was given the task, along with
six other board members from our
local chapter of the Marine Corps
Aviation Association, to review 54
science, engineering, technology
and math scholarship applications
and narrow it down to eight. Easier
said than done.
After pulling a couple of all-
nighters creating multiple spread-
sheets to rank the candidates by their
GPA, SAT score (composite and by
section), college courses completed,
AP courses taken, Honors courses
with a final grade of an A, national
and local academic awards, sports
participation, leadership opportu-
nities, music/art talent, community
service hours, and finally, search-
ing for a typo or even a misplaced

comma in a well written essay, I
was able to come up with my eight.
I was exhausted, but very proud of
each candidate -- all 54 in general,
and especially my final eight.
You see it is my personal
belief that way too often we only
hear about two types of teenagers:
those who excel only in sports and
those who exhibit the ultimate
in criminal behavior. I think by
focusing only on the outliers, we
are short changing today's youth.
Before sifting through and analyz-
ing these applications, the most
recent news story about a youth
in our area that is dominating
headlines and air time, pertains to
a drive-by shooting. Granted, it is
news; but is it newsworthy? I'll
let you decide.
It is unfortunate, but where I
live, the young man who takes 12
AP classes and earns a National
AP Scholar Award while being the

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captain of his high school's lacrosse
team and active in his community
gets no mention. And, the young
lady who has taken and passed
with an A every 400 level college
math course available in our area,
competed on a national level in
swimming and played a portion of
Beethoven's 5th Symphony while
blindfolded for a talent show at her
high school never grabs a headline.
These are just two examples of stel-
lar kids who will play an integral
part in shaping not only their future,
but that of society as well and yet
you never hear about them.
It was a true privilege to sit
on this board and to get a peek
into some of the brightest and best
graduating high school seniors in
my local area. I know both Escam-
bia and Santa Rosa county high
schools will graduate their share of
talented youth as well. But do you?
Until next time...

Celebrate The Waterways Month Long Events Set For May

After April showers come
May flowers and the Celebration
of Escambia Waterways Month.
Robert Turpin, the County's Marine
Resource officer, has announced a

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series of events to promote the use
of waters surrounding the area.
"We feel it is our job to en-
hance and promote activities for
residents and tourists to enjoy our
waterways," Turpin said. "We have
identified new opportunities like
kite surfing, kayak fishing and stand
up paddle boarding which you can
now see people taking an active part
in on a regular basis," he said.
Celebrate Escambia Waterways
Month will be officially announced
through a proclamation which will
be read at the Board of County
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approved the proclamation at their
April 14 Full Board meeting.
The month kicks off with Wet
and Wild in Perdido Key on May 1.
Pensacola Beach events will
include introduction of the Snor-
kel Reefs, pending their approval
through permitting; Water Safety
and Beach safety demos, Fishing
Chix Fashion and Fishing Show at
the Gulf Pier, and the Pinfish Rodeo
on the Pensacola Fishing Bridge.
A complete list of Pensacola
Beach events and dates along with
information on the Celebrate Es-
cambia Waterways will be available
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spirit. Second place went to the
group from Running Wild and
Portofino earned third place.
The water station was lo-
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Junior Optimist Club Launches At Beach School

Hats off to the newly formed
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School Junior Optimist Club who
hosted 17 members at their April 8
meeting at School. The first order of
business for Club President Daniel
Green was to establish a fundraiser
after Treasurer Maddie Grace Mc-
Curdy reported that the Club had
zero funds in their account.
The third, fourth and fifth
graders who make up the Club
voted unanimously to host Crazy
Hat Day, Thursday, April 29. For a
donation of one dollar, students and
teachers will be allowed to wear a
wild, wacky or crazy-looking hat to
school all day.
Members established a market-
ing campaign to include classroom
posters, email to parents and place-
ment on the school's marquee.
Fifth grader Justin Fruitticher
asked what the fundraising goal
should be which was followed by a
discussion of what projects the Club
would undertake.
"I think we could buy plants
or even playground equipment if
we get enough money," said Green.

Members of the Pensacola Beach Junior Optimist Club at the April 8 meeting are (front row, L to R): Anna Jacobs,
Carlee Amberson, Shelby Dunne, Mary Elliott, Kylie Finkbone, Ali Salazar, Grace Reese, and Hannah May. (Middle row,
L to R): Justin Fruitticher, Cayson McCurdy, Starfish Holk, Daniel Green, Abby Jacobs and BlairAmberson. (Back row
L to R): Caroline Hadden, Jack Flores and Maddie Grace McCurdy.

"We can discuss that at our next
The Junior Club is chartered
through the Pensacola Beach Opti-
mist Club as part of Optimist Inter-
national. Optimist President Louise
Greenley, who attended the April 8
meeting, encouraged the creation
of the group.
"This was something I re-

ally wanted to see," Greenley said.
"What a wonderful way for our
beach kids to learn about service to
the community."
President Daniel Green said
that the Club would accept dona-
tions from community members to
assist with their projects. Checks
may be made payable to: Pensacola
Beach Optimist Club, and mailed

An Interview with Kellie Price
Tn e 1Price Is Rignt By Sophie Faircloth

to P.O. Box 1014, Gulf Breeze, FL,
32562. Please make a note that the
donation is for the Junior Optimist
In addition to Green and Mc-
Curdy other officers include Board
Secretary Abby Jacobs and Vice
President Meredith McCurdy.
The next meeting will be Thurs-
day, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. at School.

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Sophie Faircloth, a second
grader at Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School, interviewed Kel-
lie Price, who is in the U.S. Navy
assigned to maintenance control
with the Blue Angels Navy Flight
Demonstration Team. Price volun-
teers at the Beach School.
What is your favorite part of
working with kids?
My favorite part of
-,.1, 1-,, 1 ,it kids is watch-
ing their minds grow and
seeing their .,1, 1,.. '
creativity, andwords ofwis-
dom pop out. They always
make me smile. It's the Ex-
trinsic Rewards of Teaching.
When did you decide to
be a teacher?
It 's taken seven years K
to get to where I am now. S
I always knew I wanted to
make a difference in some
small way. Many of us remember
that one teacher who inspired us to
go beyond our limits.

Finish this sentence: I want to
be a teacher because...
I want to take my military and
personal experience and use it to
help better the students and the com-
munity. Giving back is a feeling of
fulfillment and happiness knowing
that I can give back what I have
learned. I can help students to be
inspired and to
succeed in life.
When did
p i you start work-
ing with the
Blue Angels?
In 2008,
when I earned
my Blue Angels

tionman (AZ)What are
inglie Price and your duties
phie Faircloth when working
with the Blue
I am an Aviation Administra-
tionman (AZ) responsible for track-
ing pilot, engine and aircraft hours

and all maintenance performed.
Have you ever been in the Blue
Angels plane?
Yes, the C-130FatAlbert. Also,
in El Centro, California I will have
an opportunity to ride in an F-18
flown by a Blue Angel pilot.
Do you like your job?
I do enjoy my job as a Blue
Angel, as well as volunteering at
PBES. Both are very similar yet
different. Blue Angels talk with
students and children in various
cities across America. I directly get
to speak with students as a group
or individually and help them with
school assignments. Both have
helped me mature and develop,
and have given me the tools to be
When did you decide to come
and help at PBES?
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teacher Mrs. Campanella, I asked if
PBES needed volunteers. She said,
"Yes!" I have been here ever since
school started.

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Mostly Nuts Bolts

Working in the nuclear industry
canbe extremely grueling; yet most
of the time it is extremely gratify-
ing. The amount of safeguards and
details never ceases to amaze me.
Each department or division is
similar to a community with each
group engineering, operations, se-
curity, maintenance, quality control,
health, physics and administration
all coming together to provide a

After my wife and I had spent
the day at various doctors, and had
taken our great-granddaughter to get
her boosters shots in preparation for
kindergarten in the fall, we decided
it was the right time to have hotdogs
for our evening meal. Not just any
kind of hotdog, but Chicago Style
Anyone who has eaten a hotdog
from the various stands in Chicago
and suburbs, knows this is a special
hotdog. It is important to have the
proper ingredients and to build the
hotdog sandwich in the manner that
makes it truly Chicago style. Ingre-
dients include, of course, the bun
and hotdog, but then you don't just
add the mustard and begin the meal.
There must be sweet pickle relish;
yellow mustard; half of a crunchy
pickle sliced into three thin pieces;
chopped onion; a ripe tomato cut
into wedges; and never attempt to
build a Chicago style hotdog with-
out using Sport peppers- medium
to hot in taste -and left whole; and
celery salt.
The website www.HotDogChi-
cagoStyle.com provides the order.
They suggest placing the hotdog
in the bun; squirt yellow mustard
directly on the dog from one end to
the other; add a generous amount
of sweet relish; place the chopped
onions on top of the dog; place two
tomato wedges along the crevice
between the top of the bun and the

safe product electricity to homes
and businesses.
Many who work in the nuclear
industry have a prior military ser-
vice. A number of individuals in
our security department are former
United States Marines. A large
number of Operators are former
Navy personnel who worked with
nuclear submarines.
Did you know that individuals

hot dog; place the pickle spear in the
crevice between the bottom of the
bun and the hotdog; place the two
whole Sport peppers on top of the
dog; and finish off with a sprinkle of
celery salt. It may sound as if this
is a lot of time and effort for just a
hotdog but, remember, this is not
just a hotdog this is a Chicago
Style Hotdog!
Many of us who have tasted a
Chicago Style Hotdog know that the
effort, along with the anticipation, is
what makes this truly unique.
I see this hotdog as kind of a
parable about life. If we are satis-
fied with just "to get by," and to
spend as little time as possible in
formulating our life, we can get
by and survive; but if we want to
have a life that has a lot of sizzle,
it is necessary that we pull together
the proper ingredients and then
put them together in such a way so
that they bring about the ultimate
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working at a nuclear facility must
have an FBI background check? Or
that all nuclear workers are tested
randomly for drugs? All of this is
just a fraction of what is involved
in the nuclear industry.
I often wonder if this wouldn't
be a good way to run our govern-
ment. Think about it if you are
running a country which is as large,
diverse and beautiful as our United
States why shouldn't the govern-
ing body be held to these standards?
What bothers me the most
about our government though, is
wasting our taxpayers' money and
losing the space program.
I would challenge my fellow
citizens that instead of focusing
our attention on reality TV shows,
maybe we should focus our atten-
tion on exploring our Universe. The
stars in reality shows provide brief
entertainment; the stars in the Uni-
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working at Oconee Nuclear Power
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Poker Players Go All In For Charity Event

Justin Scher was the Texas
Hold 'Em 4444 Fun March 2010
Player of the Month amassing
five wins and three second place
finishes, but his proudest moment
came during the Second Annual
MS Charity poker tourney where
donations totaled $1300.
"Justin coordinated this tour-
ney and finished in first place," said
Poker Promoter Rick Uzdevenes.
"Everyone had a great time and they
were so generous."
Scher will participate in the
National MS Walk next month. His
goal is to raise another $1200.
The results from the Texas
Hold 'Em 4444 Fun games are as
Paddy O'Leary's
April 4
1. Mary Kay Lynch Wood
2. Mike Wood
3. Justin Scher
April 8
1. Hank Misiak
2. Steve Dotson
April 10
1. Russ Patterson

2. Todd Lentini
April 11
1. Justin Scher
2. Mike Wood
Monday night action moves
to the historic Sandshaker Lounge,
where the very experienced Phil
Tracy led the charge and took all
the chips on April 5. Mike Wood
held on for second place. Beach
pioneer Tex Atkinson outlasted 18
hopefuls on April 12, including
the Beach's most loyal Saints fan
Tommy Grice, who languished in
the runners-up spot. The play lasted
over four hours.
Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
games are open to anyone who has
a basic knowledge of the game.
"We welcome visitors and
locals to join us at the tables," said
Uzdevenes. "When you sit down
you may be a stranger, but you will
quickly become part of the poker
family, no matter where you call
For more information and game
times, call the poker hotline at 850-

Q: "Why don't new computers
have Recovery CDs?"
A: I think it is simply that the
computer manufacturers are trying
to be more efficient and save money.
It is also part of the trend that we
see regarding how the hardware and
software documentation is handled.
It's all right there in the computer,
but not much printed material is in-
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need to know is supposed to be on
the "Help" menu for each program.
If you contact the manufacturer to
order the CDs there will usually be
a fee, plus shipping costs (around
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Instead of sending Recovery
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to make your own CDs. Look at
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the water

by Saltwater Rick

It's going off, in the Gulf, with
the Ling being the thing. Kenny
"Crab" Way holds the lead in the
Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackle's Co-
bia Tourney with a nice 68 pound
cruiser that his best buddy Jeremy
Hogue called first shot on. Hogue
handed it off to Crab, who landed
the keeper. Nice fish!
A few minutes after I heard the
story at the Bait Shop, I was driv-
ing onto the Island and I spotted
the Hog Wild unloading from the
day's charter fishing trip. April 13
was a good day of fishing for this
crew. I stopped at the Beach Ma-
rina and was treated to a good look
at Capt. Ronnie Hogue and his
crew at work. They had a produc-
tive day on the Gulf and had a half
dozen or more very fat Ling han-
gin' on the string.
Capt. Ronnie said, "We've
had a fantastic week of fishing' and
it just keeps getting better. Today
was just a drop in the bucket as to
what's out there."
Ronnie also said, "We are
gearing up for the Grouper season
with the electric reel at the ready.
Stop by and book a ride. The Hog

Jeremy Hogue and Brandy from
the Hog Wild showing their mus-
cle hoisting up some nice Ling
caught in the Gulf.

Wild will put you on them."
Inshore fishing is heating up
too, with Redfish, Spanish Macs
and Specks all just waiting for
something to do.
If you're into net fishing, the
mullet are thick as a brick and my
personal favorite for the smoker.
And don't forget the Pompano.
So, what are you waiting for?
Do yourself a favor, GO FISHIN!

Trace Lewis made a run on the Sheepshead April 3 in the waters near
Pensacola Beach. Trace, who is the Maintenance Supervisor at Em-
erald Isle Condos, fishes every chance he gets.

Kenny "Crab" Way with a 68
pound LING caught on Pensac-
ola Beach Pier.

GBBT Pompano Tourney
as of April 13
1. Mike Crowder 4.73
2. Mike Bindo 4.46
3. Loy Morgan 4.36
4. David Stillwagon 4.03
5. Jerry Murdy 3.97
6. Matthew Carrow 3.79
7. Wade White 3.58
8. Ben Claude 3.53
9. Carl Murdy 3.51
10. Lauris Joyner 3.44
Lady Angler
1. Tracy Dwiggins 3.86
Junior Angler
1. Maxwell Jowers 3.56

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

Anril 20. 2010

Island Times


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