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Island Times Volume VII, Number 9 Pensacola Beach, Florida August 23, 2011 Yo Ho Ho and a Whole Lot of FunMermaids Invade and Pirates Plunder at Island EventsLand lubbers beware, the last days of August on the Island are full of salty pirates and mythical mermaids enticing you to cast your cares away at two island events. The Mystical Krewe of Nereids will host their annual Splash Party, Sunday, August 28 at Paradise Bar and Grill. The finned females will be armed with water pistols and a bounty of prizes for their guests. As the mermaids swim off into the sunset, a swashbuckling band of Pirate Paddleboarders will arrive on the shores of Pensacola Beach for Pirate Day, August 31. Dress like a pirate and keep your water pistol handy to defend yourself against characters like (L to R): Nathan Holler, Dog House Deli owner; Nereid Queen Kathy Long, Pirate Paddleboarder Truli Hartley, and the Hiltons Executive Chef Dan Dunn. Ready, aim, and turn to page 2 for more.


PAGE 2 Island Times August 23, 2011 Published every other Tuesday SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, PUBLISHER www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times Santa Rosa Island Authority Notice of Public Workshop FEMA Mitigation Grant Program for Severe Repetitive Loss Structures only. To be held in the Santa Rosa Island Authority Walk The Plank, Shoot The Water Pistol Pensacola Beach Is Under Siege Island Times days: Island Times Homeowners Must Go Up


Island Times PAGE 3Barefoot on the BeachBy Jane Waters Cooper August 23, 2011 Our latitude will change your attitude Lunch Specials MonFri 11-2 Dinner Specials NightlyCATCH IT ALL! Oysters Fresh Gulf SeafoodOPEN EVERYDAY Waterfront Dining Live Music Gift Shop Kids Playground#2 Via de Luna 934-3660Sports in Hi Def40 TVs 8 Big Screens 934-3660 WINGS45Every Thursdayc Monday Cajun Nite Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Specials Tues: of Wine Wed: Specials Thurs: Specials Tuesday Surf and Turf Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Wed Mexican Madness All Sports Always On When Jeremy was a little guy, he and I took many trips together. One spring just before near where I was born and where my family moved to Nebraska. sleepy Indian village is now a famous ski resort. ride and he was an observant out of the window of the Delta jet at the tree tops below. as we took off. We landed in Albuquerque the mountain to make the eighty mile trip to Taos. We stopped in Santa Fe on the way and went to Captain Kidds Toy Shop. He the auto and played with it all the way to Taos. I had made reservations at the Taos Inn, the oldest motel in Every building in Taos is made Sangre de Cristo range of the and 60 when the sun goes down. The next day, as a big treat Wilson restaurant in the motel. of outlaws, and Navajo rugs on the walls. Jeremy loved it. lada. After Jer had taken his water. explained. I asked the waiter if he would be milder, and I ate my reappeared with a small plate on a huge tray. He set the order He wolfed it down and the waiter said there would be no We ate breakfast there and Jeremy kept finding reasons to return son for all of this. He had fallen in love with the Indian girl who off of them. He had never seen Jeremy loved sightseeing. We spent hours in the famous One day we were visiting one was so beautiful it took your breath away. Jeremy warmed my heart about Taos just as I always had. ago, the quaint little village was Indian Reservation where I met the Taos nation. The adobe huts on the reservation were small members of the tribe. Jer was the star of the tourists there with his mamas loved the little green eyed, that ran through the village, even feathered headdress of the Indian where time stood still. On our last night, we made three steps above the bedroom. request was that we should all vation. He also would see his grilled hot dogs. Im pretty sure Mike had puff in his entire life, nor did he When Fat Mike appeared himself, that day, with Jers hot dog, Jeremys memory of the pretty Indian girl and her silver the day when the sun sets over the The Taos trip was at an end. again. Jeremy Johnson, Taos Indian Reservation, 1987 get workshops after their August the meeting. The third workshop will be August 24 following the will again be reviewed and will After the SRIA adopts this years budget on August 24, it will be sent to the Board of County The Commission will meet and budget at their September 27 Taste of the BeachSeptember 17-18 Casino Beach


PAGE 4 Island Times August 23, 2011 T?? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?rivia?? ????? ? ? ??? ? PEOPLE EAT DRINK FUN bike or car FANS Voted Top Ten Florida Beach Bars The Inn GET THE BEAT GET THE BEAT SPLASH PARTY AUG 28 2 PM Aug 28 Games Prizes MusicDance in the Sand Meet the friendly natives. You are in Paradise. 3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath. Call 850-916-7188 for your tour today!Gulfside Townhouse $349,000Former Krewe of Wrecks royal court members Sally and Alex Goldberger navigated the Wrecks ship deck like old hands. With maritime experience professionally and sixteen cruise ship vacations together, it comes as no surprise. The couple just returned from a summer cruise, which included a trip to Russia. The Beach is full of the wonderful lion-hearted Leos, celebrating birthdays with pargle. Birthday girl Amy Depew and her friends were out in force Saturday, August 13 for an Old Peoples Pub Crawl which started at Sabine Sandbar and ended at Paradise. Susie Mardis was there, warming up for her big day on August 14. Sabine was the honoree at a birthday party on August 14 on Dales Big Deck. Stop by the Beach Visitors Curtis a happy birthday wish. The longtime volunteer celebrates another year on August 28. She is getting to be a regular in the winners circle at the Wind Creek Casino. are adventurous souls. After this summer, they locked the doors and headed to Alaska for a ten day vacation. Kim said the trip included a chance to see the bears in Katmai Park up close, and a wild bush plane ride. You will have to ask her which one was scarier.Walt and Cindy Lumpkin made their annual trek to the famous motorcycle rally at Sturgis, South Dakota, in early August. Lots of fun until their usually reliable Harley Davidson broke down. Luckily, their rental agent had a spare bike, so the couple rode the considerably smaller Triumph Scrambler around town. It made for a new experience. Alls well that ends well. Cindy in Sturgis, and Walt rode it back cross country, digitally documenting the ride and sharing his photos all along the way. Preston and Ramona Brogden are the newest members of the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club. Lots happening at the Club located upstairs at the Sabine Marina. The Big Mouth Regatta, famous for its Creative Wager Award, is Saturday, August 27. There will be a prize for the most creative wager between two boats. No secrets here. The wager is required to be made the previous night at Skippers Meeting, and the Race Committee has to know whats up for grabs. Islanders and Conchs bid farewell to their friend, Ed Little, who passed away August 5 in Key West, after a long battle with cancer. Little was a National Marine Fisheries Service biologist, a cartographer for famous treasure hunter Mel Fisher and president of the Key West Maritime Historical Society Board. Little was born up on Long Island. Ed had a lifelong love for the water and its creatures. He worked at EPA Island and lived on Pensacola Beach from 1977-1979. Nan among his many local friends who mourn his passing. Services were held in Key West. Little was 65-years-old. The Trivia Master is strutting down the sunny side of the street. He is gloating over his all too rare victory. He stumped all the worlds best trivia players with his latest question, Who was the first Beach School student to graduate from Gulf Breeze High School as the Valedictorian of her class? The correct answer was Michael Sullivans daughter, Michelle. After graduation, she attended Harvard University and later began her career in venture capital which she is still following. Michelle and the parents of four-year-old twins Frances and Matthew. They live in Brooklyn, NY. Christy Sullivan, Michelles stepmother said she knew the answer, but disqualified herself on the basis of her family relationship. Duchess of the Dunes, who dropped back into her alter ego, the Queen of Wrong Answers, when she emailed us, How go, girl. Shelley went to school in New Orleans and was an eighteen-year-old college student when she moved to the Beach. An odd, but nice try, Queenie. Then, veteran player Bob Dority emailed, The answer isAbigail Spencer was the first female valedictorian who graduated from Gulf Breeze High School and is now an actress on the movie screen. The answer is partly true except she probably did not attend PBES. As far as our research has taken us, Michelle is the only Beach School student to receive this honor. Players can now lift their heads out of the sand and hurry with the correct identification of the band members in this photo. Who are they, left to right? Full names, and the Trivia Master will accept nicknames if they are authentic. If you would like to have that designer t-shirt, answer quickly, we have an early deadline. Trivia players may be down, but they are not out. Send your answer to with Trivia in the subject line. Be sure to include your name and phone number with your answer. Deadline to answer is August 26. Rock on! Who dem playing dat music?


PAGE 5 Island Times August 23, 2011 DeLuna Fest organizers and the Board of the Santa Rosa Island Authority had reached an agreement concerning the music festivals responsibilities to the beach, except for one major item, prior to the SRIAs Full Board meeting, August 10. Changes to the original contract had been ironed out, according to Mike Stebbins, SRIA attorney, except for the lease fee, which was still under consideration. As it stands now, DeLuna fees they paid last year. Board member Dr. Thomas Campanella asked if the Board justify that Casino Beach and the parking lot would be cordoned off for a week. Do you feel this sum is enough to restrict the public from being able to use the beach for three or four days? he asked. Scott Mitchell, Five Flags Tourism Group, assured the Board that they would be using a small area of the beach. You will have from the Pa vilion to Margaritaville, for the public, he said. There will be less parking, but not a blockage. The date for the festival is and was originally scheduled to be held infront of the three Innisfree hotels on the Beach. Island Authority And DeLuna Fest Now on Same PageThe request for the expansion into the Casino Beach parking lot has been recent and includes building stages which would begin on October 10, with fencing set to go up on October 13. Mitchell said everything would be completely removed before The motion to approve the contract was adopted by a unani mous vote. The Board also gave unani mous approval to have the con struction of eighteen trolley stop shelters made of a tiki type thatched roof. It is my intention to see that the shelters are locally built, said Paolo Ghio, SRIA Director of Developmental Services. The trolley stops will be built next spring with bids requested in February. The change in policy the original four more elaborate trolley stations, recommended by the Trolley Committee. I think these stops will add character and they will be aesthetically pleasing, said Board member Tammy Bohannon. The Board also approved toward the restoration of Quiet water Beach. The SRIA now has In other business, the Board: Approved plans for an posed RV Park requested by Jim Reeves, owner. Reeves, after answering questions from the board, said that the project was moving as fast as possible. Approved a request by the Blue Angels Association for Approved a request from Commissioner Grover Robinson to support the Countys grant re quest for funding to repair dam ages caused by the BP oil spill. The grant would cover Pensacola Bay storm water restoration and water quality improvement; Pen sacola Bay wetlands restoration and water quality improvement; a marine turtle program, a shore construction and deployment. Maureen LaMar, Beach Chamber executive director and manager of the Visitors Infor mation Center, reported that the Center had an increase of 1700 visitors in July over last year. States with the greatest number of visitors were Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Missouri and Georgia. International guests included those from France, Ger many and Canada. July, LaMar said. The next SRIA meeting will open to the public. Beach Optimists Spice Up First Responders DinnerSound the alarm and call the fire department, the Pensacola Beach Optimists chefs battled in an epic Chili Cookoff, Tuesday, Community Church. Dozens of spicy versions of the hearty chili were entered, and Debbie Cotton was crowned the winner. Second place went to Maddie Grace McCurdy and Louise Greenley was awarded third. The Pensacola Beach Op timists host this end-of-summer contest as part of the First Re sponders Dinner. We had a huge turnout, said Optimist President Debbie Campanella. We were able to show our gratitude to the hard working heroes of our Beach. The First Responders invited emergency personnel, Pensac ola Beach lifeguards, Escambia County deputies, Gulf Islands National Seashore rangers. The Pensacola Beach Optiat the Beach Church. They also sponsor a Junior Optimist Club at the Pensacola Beach Elementary School.


PAGE 6 Island Times August 23, 2011 by Kathi Lewis peas, porridge & a dry martini Marias Fresh Seafood MarketTake a little bit of the Gulf Coast home! Fresh from the boats daily We can cold pack for travel or ship anywhere.621 Cervantes Street Call for directions from the Beach 850-261-2462Owner Peggy Henshall is ready to keep you in stitches! CajunStitchery@yahoo.comnames, logos, custom artsmall or large quantities Compassionate doctors and nurses on duty 24 hours per day at Gulf Breeze Hospital. EXPER T CARE P ERSONALIZED SER VICERecipient of The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality and safety in hospitals There has always been so much drama in my life I dont even cringe anymore. Shortly after I met Bill, my previous husband remarked to me Things are never simple with you! I turned to Bill and said, Youve been warned! We celebrated 23 years of marriage on August 1. Things are never simple with him either so while life together may be chaotic, its never boring. And neither was the Pool Party at Jane Peadens house. It was a powerful gathering of the Sisters of the Beach (SOBs) and a succession of old familiar faces. All stood ready to send as much love, healing and positive energy as possible to our sister in need. And not so surprisingly we received a phone call with good news. Keep it going my sweet sisters. Of course, details of the day will remain silently in the heart of each participant because what happens at a gathering of the SOBs, stays with the SOBs. is answered with the most powerful of golden loving hearts and you never know what will happen! Full moons and birthdays Just ask SOB Amy DePew, who celebrated with her sisters and friends in a Pub Crawl for her big day. We started at Sabine Sand Bar with the sustenance necessary (food) to complete the Crawl. Okay, I didnt really complete it, but I did make it to several different stops. Charlotte Spencer, Paulette Provost and I decided to skip ahead and go walk to Paradise Bar was fun and reminded me that I do love strolling through the heart of the Sandspur Republic! Its just a feeling thats really indescribable and I hope I never lose that. Its also quiet because everyone else is riding the trolley. You can hop on the trolley or paddle, drive or walk to the next party, August 28 the Mystic Krewe of Nereids Splash Party 2011. This is my favorite party of the year and Im glad were sharing it again in the public genre. It marks the half-way point to Mardi Gras (my favorite with the spirit of Mardi Gras and the joy of the beach! We always enjoy mermaid costumes but rain gear is certainly acceptable (and necessary if you want to stay dry). Last year canoes would have been a nice accessory since it was like a monsoon all day, but were hoping for better weather this year. Since Wooly Booger Queen Shugah number somethin somethin Deb Friedman is also a member and former Queen of the Nereids, were hoping she can throw a little hoo-doo, gris-gris our way. Queen Deb has an extra tough job this year because she has to guard two coastlines from hurricanes, but any good weather for our event is appreciated. So back to the drama. Some of you know we have a weekly gathering of the Mental Health Night Ladies. We have had some drama recently. And no, Im not going into details because of the Health Beach Privacy Act. But we are getting to know the emergency personnel rather well (and they send everything from sea-doos to ambulances). Were thinking about just inviting them to our weekly gathering, since they are visiting quite frequently to rescue us. When you have a lot of drama, what you need the most is comfort food. For those of you who dont know, this type of food group originated in the South and has long been considered medicinal. In fact, you really cant live without it and still call yourself a Suthanah. It has nothing to do with calories or artery clogging but everything to do with spirit and soul. Just close your eyes and let the naturally healing, soothing taste glide gently down your throat until it touches your soul.. Lets cook! Chocolate Cheesecake 1 prepared chocolate pie crust 3 8 oz. packages Cream Cheese 1 Cup Sugar 1 8 oz. container Sour Cream 1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract 1 Tsp. Mint Extract Cup Hersheys Cocoa 3 Eggs Chocolate syrup Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Beat cream cheese and sugar together until blended. Add sour cream and extracts, beating until well blended. Beat in cocoa and and beat just until blended. Pour into crust. Bake 10 minutes, then REDUCE oven temperature to 250 degrees and continue baking another 40 minutes. Cool, then refrigerate however long you can stand it! Serve drizzled with chocolate syrup. Enjoy, dont forget to share and Ill see you at the Splash Party. Dales Big Deck at the Sabine Sandbar was packed with happy people celebrating Amy Depews birthday, August 13. Laughter drowned out the sounds of the off key singing by the Sisters of the Beach as they serenaded Amy with their special song. Courtney Winstead, left, wishes Amy many happy returns. The Sandbar continued at the Sandshaker, The Dock, The Islander and The


Island TimesPAGE 7 August 23, 2011 A Glimpse of HeavenBy Father Paul Lambert St. Anns Catholic Parish Jennifer Byrom, P.A. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Toll Free: 877-889-8822 5177 Elmira Street Milton Facing the Courthouse916-9000 Shipping & Packaging Services Printing & Document Finishing Services Notary Services Packaging & Moving Supplies 362 Gulf Breeze Parkway Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 Sunday ServicesWorship by the Water, 9 AMFlounders Beach Gulf Breeze United 9:45 AM Avenida 18 /Via De Luna 10 AMAvenida 18 /Via de Luna www.thebeachchurch.com850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Back to school. Yes, the summer is over. For some this comes as a relief, while others may miss their daily dose of the sun on the beach. This time marks the beginning of the football season, which I look forward to along with a multitude of fans. Regardless of what is going on around us, we need to keep ourselves balanced as we kick off the beginning of this school year, football season, etc. It wrapped into the business of this time and forget to spend HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing the needed time with our Lord. It is when we are the busiest, that we need prayer all the more. We must move from the thought that, I dont have time to pray, I will do it later, to the thought I cannot do anything without my prayer. Let us always be renewed through prayer whether in our churches or when we look out across the sea. Let us draw water from the font that gives us what we truly desire. Let the love of God transform us and make us whole. Father Paul Lambert of St. Ann Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze and Our Lady of the Assumption Mission in Pensacola Beach, traveled to Spain in support of World Youth Day. The World Youth Day celebration gathered young people of all faiths in Madrid, Spain from August 16 through August 21. Father Paul reported on August 16, "I am about half way through my pilgrimage which began in Barcelona, Spain, and progressed to Montserrat, Torreciudad, Lourdes, Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela. Tomorrow to Madrid for World Youth Day. The Pope Benedict XVI delivered a speech imploring and encouraging the youngsters not to hide their faith. Fr. Paul Lambert in Spain Each year on August 26, the members of Pensacola League of Women Voters pay homage to their courageous predecessors who campaigned for passage of the Nineteenth Amendment which gave American women the right to vote in 1920. Pensacola was a hot bed of suffrage activity around WWI. Celia Myrover Robinson, the editor of the Womans Page of the Pensacola Journal was a driving force in organizing the Pensacola branch of the Florida State Suffrage Association in 1914. The national suffrage leaders who came to speak to Pensacola women energized Robinson. She began attending suffrage conventions in other cities, and published a Suffrage Edition in the Pensacola Journal This generated the support of prominent women of the city. The Florida State Association came to town and held a convention at the San Carlos League Recognizes Historic Contribution of Local EditorHotel. Meetings were packed and jammed Robinson recalled in a 1949 interview. She even marched in the great suffrage demonstration down Fifth Avenue in New York at the beginning of WWI. Although Robinson enjoyed the support of her publisher, Frank Mayes, and many of the leading citizens of Pensacola, opponents lurked in the background. Messages such as, SuffragettesHome Wreckers, were scrawled on her desk. When the Nineteenth Amendment was passed on August 26, Robinson wrote, . . the recognition of mental equality of woman has been won and the power of the ballot placed in her hands. Its not too late for citizens to honor Robinson. Register to vote and going to the polls and casting an informed vote on Election Day is a powerful way to do it. The Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa County will once again showcase the areas diversity with more than three dozen family-friendly events staged weekends in late September and throughout five weekends in October. The tour is presented by the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council. The Beaches to Woodlands Tour has now become synonymous with Fall along the Gulf Coast, said tour coordinator Karen Harrell. There is no better time to get outdoors and take a minivacation or a day trip than October. This years schedule offers something for just about everyone and the best part is most events are free or lowcost, family-friendly and are tied to a charity. The tour calendar includes events at the Gulf Breeze Zoo, the Navarre Chambers food festival, free fishing for kids, arts displays, farm tours. The Tour website has details. Visit or 800480-SAND or 850-939-8666. Book your trip at September 17-18


PAGE 8 Island Times August 23, 2011 The Lizzards Tongueby elizabeth hewson LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner Steam Clean Free Pickup & Delivery Service CLEANERS15 % Off the beachs news available to the world Blue Sky Gift ShoppeBeach Home Decor Pensacola Beach Sale Items native cafeowned & operated by friendly natives!Locals say our are Go Native Daily 7:30 AM to 3 PM Climate Controlled Secure Access Cameras Semi-Trucks Easy Access Record Storage & Management Centrally located on 2nd Month Free Ask about HURRICANE BOX For as long as I can remember, my sister, the Publisher, has been jokingly telling me that exercise is dangerous to my health and well-being. Who knew she might actually be right? Last weekend it was an absolutely gorgeous Saturday in Southern Maryland. The sun was taking a break behind some clouds and a nice gentle breeze was allowing the temperatures to hover in the low 80s. Rain was forecast for the afternoon, so any outdoor activities had to be completed during reasonable morning hours as in after 8 a.m. It was the perfect day for a trail run along the banks of the St. Marys River. Its a pretty challenging course, warned my husband, the Colonel. Do you think you are up for it? I think these old legs can eke out the 7.5 miles no problem, bottles and made sure my iPod had the latest versions of my favorite podcasts downloaded. Oh its not the distance, but up an entire cooler with water bottles, sports gels and minipita breads slathered in hummus. You really have to be sure footed and watch your step in order not to trip and fall. What? We are just about a month away from fall? I called back as I grabbed my keys and headed out the door. See you on the trails and Ill try not to kick up too much dirt as I pass you. Its about a 20 minute drive from the house to the state park which gave me just enough time to map out my running strategy gum for mouth, buds for ears, pace watch on beep. What could go wrong? I was going to own this route in about an hour. Or maybe not. As I slipped on my Five Finger running shoes, the next best thing to absolute bare feet, the Colonel paid for my parking spot. Since he was a regular, he just slid his annual parking pass onto his dashboard. Standing at the start of the trail head, he once again gave me a heads up about the ruggedness of the terrain. He also quickly briefed me on mountain biker protocol. They always have the right away. Finally, he made sure my water bottles were topped off and showed me that the trees along the designated path were marked with white squares. Got it, I said. Hope you can keep up! So off we trotted and the was sand to run through, wooden bridges to cross, a couple of mud puddles and lots of twists and turns, plus a few inclines. I had navigated my way over every root, stump and rock that Mother Nature had put in my way. This sure beat running around the track or the streets in my neighborhood. I was staying on pace and just ahead of the Colonel with about 2.5 miles to go when the inevitable happen. One tiny misstep and I took a header, a spill, a tumble, a skid, a dive, a descent, a slide. Pick the one you like because all are appropriate to describe how I tripped over a series of roots and wound up face down at the base of some very scary looking trees from where I lay. I was having a bad Wizard of Oz moment and my Five Fingers were no ruby slippers. I wasnt going home or anywhere else for that matter. Hey 5G! Are you okay? asked the Colonel. G? Yes, as in you just hit the ground with a 5G force. I dont remember Dorothys crew messing with her like this, but I was in no position to argue. Lets get you cleaned up, Sacka! Sacka? As in you went down like a sack-a-potatoes. As the Colonel cleaned up my scrapes, his jokes help to assuage my bruised ego. He announced for all the birds and squirrels to hear that his wife not just any trail runner, but a barefoot trail runner. At the 7.5 mile mark, we parted ways after I reassured him I was okay. The Colonel continued to run another 22.5 miles in race and I headed to the ER for an x-ray. Fortunately nothing was broken just some tendon and ligament damage in my left wrist. And, of course, once again my sister, the Publisher, was right. Until next time leyball tourney, silent auction and watermelon carving contest were donated


PAGE 9 Island Times August 23, 2011 Will offer as package or individual games, equipment. Water Slide is for sale, too. CONTACT CHIC DEMERAUCDemerau@gmail.com321-626-7004 TIKI ISLAND EQUIPMENT & GAMES FOR SALE The specter of illegal and unwanted double taxation is once again hovering over Pensacola Beach residents. The Pensacola Beach Advocates are not taking this possibility lying down. Jim Cox, president, told his Board at their August 4 meeting, that he had met with Escambia County attorney Alison Rogers to discuss this matter. Double taxation, which may last as long as four years will not be easily abolished because of lease fees pledged as collateral for bridge bonds. Also the infrastructure agreement between Portofino and the Santa Rosa Island Authority pledges excess lease fees to fund future infrastructure needs that the final phase of construction at Por tofino may require. Cox said he had scheduled a meeting with Commissioner Grover Robinson to discuss what options he may be able to offer leaseholders who face double taxation. In the meantime, Board member Max Scrog gin reminded the group that beach residents do not have to pay taxes while the litigation is proceeding, however, the 12 percent interest on unpaid tax bills is applied. Cox also said the leaseholders must look ahead to the possibility that the tax suit will fail and they will seek Fee Simple title. The Bill on Fee Simple was sent to Washington, but so far, Congressman Jeff Miller has not secured a sponsor, Cox said. So it has never been introduced into the Congress. The PBA Board also heard an update on the Master Plan which will be presented August 24 at 5 p.m. at the SRIA. The public is invited but no time is in place for comments. I am very discouraged by this process, Cox said. I am hoping that the plan they present will have all the elements of the public input and those the Steering Committee recommended. Cox said the final portion of the Master Plan will be how to fund the projects. He listed some possibilities as Natural Resource Damage Assess ment Funds, fines for violation of the Clean Water Act, Local Option Sales Tax, Beach Beautification Fund from Portofino, toll increases, federal transit discretionary funds and federal grants. The Board also addressed the following: Wedding House discussed enforcement of the existing ordinances for parking and noise Membership The PBA needs to increase its membership, currently at 230 New Upgrades Maria Weisnicht, secretary, introduced the new logo, website format and newsletter The annual meeting of the PBA will be Monday, October 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Beach Community Church. Realizing that their strength will increase in proportion to the number of members, beach leaseholders, both local and out of town, are urged to join the PBA. Annual dues are $30 per family and an application is located below. Also, you can now pay dues online via Paypal. Those attending the Board meeting in addition to Cox and Weisnicht, were Scott Holland, Judi Purcell, Max Scroggin, Lila Cox, JJ Waters, Lois Hausman, and Shelley Johnson. For complete information on membership and PBA programs, go to www. Vows Fight To The Finish To Protect Rights of Beach Leaseholders $30 check to Pensacola Beach Advocates, Inc P.O. Box 1262, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562Name:__________________________________________________________ Mailing Address:________________________________________________________ City:______________________________ State: ________Zip:____________ Beach Address:________________________________________________________ Phone:__________________________________________________________ Email:___________________________________________________________ Leaseholder Resident Business Interest Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Mission hosted a Com munity Picnic and Fun Day, Sunday, August 14 at the church. The annual event which coincides with the Feast Day had dozens of kids frolicking in the wading pools and flying down the giant waterslide. One of Our Ladys little parishioners, J.K. McCay, 3, was a daredevil on the waterslide under the watchful eye of his older sister. The Knights of Columbus grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. Beach gal Terry Preston was in charge of dishing up ice cold sno-cones. The lunch was served compliments of the Church to all who attended.


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Island Times August 23, 2011 PAGE 12 Happy Hour 12 to 7 PMEVERYDAY49 Via de Luna 916-9808 Authentic Irish Pub Texas HoldEmLIVE MUSIC Fri-Sat-Sun 500 Quietwater Beach Blvd 850-932-1417 Upstairs from Key Sailing Home of the Who Dat Burger & The TsunamiBurgers Fries ShakesMUG CLUBHang loose in our fun, family Soundfront restaurant. Sandy feet and damp swimsuits welcome! Buy a new 24 oz Surf Burger mug for $20. It comes full of your choice of draft beers with the purchase. Every draft beer after that in the mug is just $1.BreakfastSaturday and Sunday, 8 to 10:30 a.m. Barrels, Double Barrels, Skim Boards. Crushed Coral. Hot Coffee, Spicy Bloody Marys. Yummy!Cool StuffWipe Out Milk Shake Root Beer Floats Full Bar featuring a Cruzan Pain Killer Frozen Drink Souvenir T-Shirts Surf Burger Shot Glassescome see ourICE Tapfor draft beer Hey YawlBy Frank Cooper Sea Turtle Nest Update Seashore ............................ 23 ............. 12 .................... 17 .................... 28 (some eggs have started hatching) Nests as of August 15, 2011 Live Entertainmentfor details visit 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd at the Sabine Marina Open everyday at 9 AM 850-934-3141 OPEN AIR DECK Overlooks Sabine Bay Free Sunsets Waterfront Location Next to the Yacht ClubMONDAY HAPPY HOUR ALL DAYDales Big Deck Saints Preseason PM1933 Essex Convertible When I got out of the Coast Guard in 1946 I couldnt wait to get into Georgia Tech. That was easier said than done since there was a waiting list a mile long for new students. I was able to get my freshman classes off at the of Georgia. Imagine me, a Tech man, going to the University of a bit but it was a real help to me. Georgia and had a 1933 Essex car. It must have been made out of 12 gauge steel and had a canvas top and a rumble seat. It had a straight transmission, of course, and a straight 6 cylinder engine. I felt I was really styling when I enue on the way to school or on the way to the Varsity on a date. was cute and a lot of fun, but I He was good and he was proud on giving me a glass gallon jug every time I would come by and would lay the jug over behind the front seat and off we would go to the Varsity. The Varsity was established in the late 1920s by a man named Tech and got so mad he swore and open a hot dog stand and Tech graduate. I believe he may have done it, since the Varsity was touted as the worlds largest drive-in restaurant by the time I was attending Tech. It was pretty neat at the Varpaved then. The lot went from the way down to where the fence for the expressway was built. That was later to be Interstate I-85, the car hops would jump on your running board and ride with you the carhops had distinctive ways of singing out the menu. One car he always wore these outlandish home made hats to distinguish to Hollywood and became a star. He is said to have gotten his start at the Varsity. hopping on a car with running boards but you shouldve seen on those and cars with no running boards. ing lot were identified by the names of local towns. My favorite since it was farthest from the tempted to come that far down to would just sit way down there in Snellville and eat our hamburger, a pretty girl but I really wasnt that crazy about her. But I loved her daddy and his home made wine. One morning I was driving to Tech and ran slap into the car in front of me as I was trying to stop at the traffic light just above Sears always stop eventually but you would stop first. If it was a front wheel that stopped first you really had to hold on to that steering slowly and held on. Well, this new car ahead of me. With the impact my bumper thought, man I am in trouble now. The driver of the car I hit jumped bumper and placed it carefully in the rumble seat. I couldnt get over it. I had hit his car. It was my I was travelling too close in an unsafe car. Why was he being so nice to me? ing blond girl in the front seat of his brand new automobile with her bathrobe on and her hair all messed up. That driver was wasting no time getting out of there before the cops showed up and caught him with the wrong woman. That suited me fine. Why did the bumper fall off? Those bumpers were made of spring steel and were bolted to steel with any strength so this bumper on the street. The law never did show up and I sure wasnt going to hang around and wait on them. I got on to school alright and later had quarter inch angle iron. That sure I never had another accident in the old Essex, but I sure had more wine jugs travel from the seat down there in Snellville. Its a wonder I ever graduated from Tech, but I did. The wine may have helped.Come On and Take A Free RideGet onboard the air conditioned trolley for a free ride to your favorite Beach places vice, which is provided at no day, September 2-5 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. There are 27 stops along the main beach thoroughfares, so you when your trolley is approaching available online at www.visitpentrolley arrival times, too. Trolley route maps and copies of Trolley Times are available at the Beach Visitors Information Center. The colorful trolleys will be heading to the barn at 11 p.m. on for summer 2012.


PAGE 13 Island Times August 23, 2011 Bar & GrillOpen Daily at 11am $5 wings $5 burgers $2 sh tacosSUNDAY FUN-DAY 35C oysters1/2 o well drinks$1 domestic pints SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH 11AM-2PMLIVE MUSIC STARTS AT 11AMbottomless champagne mimosas & bloody marys 35C oysters $10 margarita pitchers 850.934.5999 The lush tropical landscap ing planned for Via de Luna was ready to go. Or so everyone thought until Mike Langston, Baskerville Donovan engineer, notified the Santa Rosa Island Authority at their August 10 meeting, that all Via de Luna planting was on hold until the County reviews the situation. The speed limit is 35 miles per hour on the main artery, but the traffic engineers have designated it as a 45 mile per hour street. So, basically drivers who are breaking the law by exceeding the speed limit are governing the planting. When preparing the land scape plan, the speed limit is not necessarily the measurement used, Langston said. Drivers speeding at 45 miles per hour are putting severe constraints on landscaping Via de Luna. Isolated palm trees and grasses are really all that can be planted. It is a safety issue. Langston said they County has to apply design development rules. If the cars are driving faster than the posted speed limit, then the design must account for that, he said. Langston, said that the landscaping would be much reduced in the median area from whats out there right now. When Board Member Tammy Bohannon asked him about the median landscaping in Gulf Breeze, he replied that there is controlled access because of the stop lights and that the speed limit is pretty well regulated by the police there. Langston said that Robert Rinke of Portofino had already visited them and voiced his dissatisfaction. Portofino had sup -Speeders Put Brakes On Landscaping Plansplied the funding for the project through the Island Beautification Fund. Langston, along with col league Jim Waite, also brought additional information on an August 24 meeting where they will present their findings on the Master Plan. This presentation is an analysis of our findings. We are waiting for a final report from our traffic consultant. This re port will include details and be specific enough to present to the public, he said. Waite reminded the Board that there would be no time allowed for public comment, but comment cards would be available. We also have established a phone line and email address to collect comments, Waite said. We are aware this is a very political process, Langston said. This is the peoples beach and there are lots of players out here. EDSA has some concepts and we are trying to figure out ways to get this done. The meeting will be at 5 p.m. on August 24 at the SRIA office. It is open to the public. Seventeen Island Chefs have announced their signature dishes for the fourth annual Taste of the Beach, September 17-18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Casino Beach. Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce will once again showcase the talents of the beachs culinary corps in a two day festival which includes live entertainment, childrens activities, prize drawings and the Lifes A Vette on the Beach Car Show. Chambers Taste of the Beach Tempts FoodiesGet revved up for this September weekend, said Maureen Lamar, Chamber executive di rector. The Pensacola Beach Ad vocates will be selling ice cold water in commemorative Taste of the Beach reusable insulated water bottles. The bottles will be refilled for free. It keeps this event eco-friendly encouraging reuse. Visit the following at the fest: Beach Pops Organic Popsicles and Organic Drinks with Tapioca Pearls Castaways Jerk Chicken Skewers, Gumbo Crabs We Got Em Crab Cake Sliders, She Crab Soup Dog House Deli Mama Dawgs Red Beans & Rice, Signature Hot Dogs & Banana Pudding Flounders Flounders Chow der, Shrimp Kabobs Grand Marlin Island Ceviche Hemingways Fish Tacos, Rice & Beans, Key Lime Pie Hiltons H2O New Orleans Style Barbecued Shrimp with Buttery French Bread, Lumpia with sweet & sour sauce Hooters Naked Wings, Breaded Wings and Drums with Dipping Sauces Laguna's Fish Tacos Lillos Sausage Sliders Frank & Lola Love Pensacola Cafe Crab and Shrimp Mac & Cheese Paradise Bar and Grill Mini Cuban Sandwich & Shrimp Salad PegLeg Petes Cajun Fried Cat fish & Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp Sidelines Fresh Fried Grouper Nuggets, Steamed Shrimp Surf Burger Mini Burgers & Red Beans & Rice The Dock Jans Famous Corn & Crab Bisque Look for additional festival details at www.pensacolabeach


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Island Times PAGE 15 August 23, 2011FOR RESULTS Island Times Info 850-324-2667Downtown Pensacola Beach Weekly ScheduleMonday: Sandshaker, 7 PMThursday: Paddy OLearys, 7PMSunday: Paddy OLearys, 5 PMTexas Hold Em 4444 Fun Poker Hotline 324-2667 850-473-1008 4300 Bayou Blvd Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches Dr. Tracey Pinkston know whats happeningread Island TimesHave your copy delivered to your mailbox every other week. By Joe Stukey Your Computer PalBytes and Bits Studio98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800 Sat 10 to 5 FULL SERVICE HAIR SALON Gregory M. Dowbak, M.D.850.432.4342It is time for all good wom en and men to come to the aid of their country especially now that we are losing jobs in this coun try right and left. I sent a letter to the White House; unfortunately, the aide who read the letter did not understand the contents and mailed a form letter back to me that was irrelevant to the sub ject. The following paragraphs are from my second letter which outlines a plan to put more Americans to work. This was sent to eleven United States Senators and Congressmen,who are engineers. The response from the White House was totally irrelevant to my thoughts on job creation for the US; therefore, I felt com gress who had the background to understand my presentation. I am not giving up on this idea. I would be willing to travel expense to discuss this issue. The idea is basically a national underground water piping sys tem complete with pumping stations running from state to state similar to the existing underground natural gas piping system which runs from state to state. In order to accomplish its intended function of alleviat capacity of this system would than the standard municipal water system. This would accomplish the following for the United States: 1. It would create long term jobs. 2. It would cause a boom in manufacturing. 3. It would prevent and Q: Is it OK to put images from the Internet on my website? A: Although a graphic image such as a photo or painting may appear to be available free of charge, that may not be the case at all. Any time you download an image and reproduce it on a website, you are putting yourself at risk if you do not pay for it. When you see any image on the Internet, you should assume that it is copyrighted. If you save an image to your computer, then let it may or may not display copyright information --even if it is copyrighted. There are companies that are in the business of creating databases containing pictures which they say are copyrighted by them. Whether they actually own the copyrights is unclear (or they may copyright them after the fact), but they are on a mission pictures listed in their data base. They use a robo software program that scans websites, look ing for images that match their database. Scanning the internet a gold mine of images. Once an image is located, they look up the name of the website owner, using the online directory that displays the ownership information for each website. The owner of the website then starts receiving letters about copyright violations. The let ters can be quite intimidating, threatening lawsuit if licensing fees are not paid. The fees that are demanded are quite large, often above $10,000 per image. The company uses the threat of lawsuit to convince the owner to negotiate a payment. If the owner does not respond at all, the get a default judgement in court. That may lead to property liens and collection letters. All that, for use of a single image, is certainly not a good thing. Also, even if you used a website developer to do the work and were completely unaware of how the image was acquired, the law still allows the copyright owner to focus on you. Even if you remove the image from your website, they still come after you. Do you know how your website images were acquired? This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For ques tions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 850-206-3156. By Candace Segaralleviate damage from massive 4. It would allow both the gas utilities the opportunity to inspect their gas lines as well as the local water utilities to inspect their water lines during this water pipeline project. 5. It would provide the means to control and maximize usage of this resource. My hope is to get this idea out to as many people as pos sible. I am tired of just com plaining about the status quo and doing nothing about it. Who knows? Maybe my home State of Louisiana and the State of Texas will initiate this program. It certainly would be and maybe, it will be the begin ning of putting all Americans back to work. Fort To Commemorate Civil War AnniversaryGulf Islands National Sea shore will host two events to commemorate the anniversary of the Civil War. The Commemoration of the 1861 Battle of Santa Rosa Island, will be Saturday, Oc tober 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at historic Fort Pickens. Enjoy musical selections from the Civil War era performed by the Santa Rosa Strings Stu dent Orchestra. There will be presentations about the Battle of Santa Rosa Island by David Ogden, Historian at Gulf Islands National Seashore followed by the causes and aftermath of the Civil War by Robert K. Sutton, Chief Historian of the National Park Service. The program will conclude with a wreath laying ceremony to honor the more than 600,000 American soldiers during the war. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will also be on location with exhibits and information. Commemoration of the 1861 Bombardment of Pensacola Bay, will be Saturday, November 19 with candlelight tours of Fort Pickens. Interpreters will present the history of Pensacola during the Civil War at different stations inside the fort. Beginning at 5 p.m. tours will depart the parade ground every 15 minutes and last one hour. Reservations are required for the candlelight tours. Call 850-934-2635 for a reservation.


PAGE 16 Island Times August 23, 2011 Every Tuesday Free Concert Bands on the Beach Gulfside Pavilion 7-9 pm Every Weekend Free Music Sounds of Summer Quietwater Amphitheatre 6 pm Bathtub Races Sept. 4 Chamber. 932-1500 Taste of the Beach Sept 17-18 Free Trolley 11 am to 11 pm


Island Times PAGE 17 August 23, 2011 After SundownFLOUNDERS CHOWDER HOUSECelebrating 30 years of Floundering neath the moon and stars. Offering fresh Seafood including Tuna, Mahi and of course Flounder! Award winning chowder, po boys, burg ers and Pensacola Beach Style baked oysters. Sample our Fresh catch including the Shrimp Boat Platterloaded 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 beach bands. Dance all night on Flounders beach to the most popular bands from across the south. on beautiful Pensacola Beach, 850-932-2003 CRABS WE GOT EMOnly 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, have many other seafood favorites on our menu as well as a great assortment of chicken, steaks and pasta dishes. Dont 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 0700 www.crabswegotem.comMCGUIRES IRISH PUBOne of Americas great steakhouses; proudly serving USDA Prime Steaks, seafood and Irish specialties including and Shepherds Pie all inside a turn of the century New York Irish Saloon themed pub. McGuires is celebrated for its atmosphere, boasting more than 750,000 signed dollar bills coupled with great food and warm and friendly service by Employees who Give a Damn! Visit our on-site brewery Featured on NBCs 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.comSIDELINES SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT 11 big screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, its or outdoor seating. Video sports games. days a week. 934-3660.NATIVE CAFEOpen 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 desserts top off expertly prepared meals. Seating is informal. Art gallery setting with local artists displaying whimsical works. Serving breakfast and lunch everyday; 45 Via de SANDSHAKER LOUNGE Tradition since 1973. Its the Home of the Original Bush wacker and has been selling this signature drink for over 30 years. The Shaker was the 1st bar on the Beach to offer this T-Shirt Nite on Thursday. Check out our new Shaker Shop Boardwalk. Open 10 am 3 am. 850-932-2211. PARADISE BAR AND GRILLA little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with its own private white sand beach. Pull up a rattan stool. Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, its Open 7 days. 850-916-5087.PEGLEG PETESAhoy, Matey. Youve found a Pensacola Beach trea sure. Pirates welcome. Fresh Gulf seafood served in the galley or outside on the awning covered deck. Glass front bar Gumbo. Dinner specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and at 11. 932-4139. krewe news all year long BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF!!!WOMEN S SWIM SEPARATES Website Launching Soon! At the Light, Next to Flounders in the Island Trader building. 934-3100 The Gulf Coast Pirates Mixed Relay Team swam at the Masters Swimming National Championships at Auburn University, August 3-6. The team members are (L to R): Ray Ascherfeld, Sally Menk, Steven Fair and Margie Stone. They earned a second place in the Freestyle Relay and third Beach resident Ania Uszok, 3, splashed around in the wading pool at the Our Lady of the Assumptions Community Picnic and Fun Day, August 14. Her mom Katarzyna says it was a perfect way to cool off.


Island Times August 23, 2011 PAGE 18 A night to remember! What a way to watch a Sunset! Cruising the waters aboard the Portoguests, The Songwriters during the third AnFeatured showcase And with Amber being the most resongs recorded by American ing begins on Friday, on the Songwriter Songs and All Aboard the Songwriter Song and Sunset Cruise by Reneda Cross Notes Amber Lee White Island Times Letters To The EditorLost on Pensacola Beach.found in LA! Hunter Bredesen and Sadie


Island Times PAGE 19 August 23, 2011 readin the water by Saltwater Rick and his fishin buddies One Stop Shop for the Watersports EnthusiastsPARASAILINGSMILE HIGH CLUBFeel the Thrill ~ Join the Club! You wont stop smiling even if you tryPensacola Beach at the BoardwalkSALES & RENTALS KAYAKSSINGLE/TANDEM850-932-5520 OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting HOBIE CATS SAIL AWAY PONTOON BOATSHOURLY/DAILY WAVERUNNERS FAST & FUNNEW Rentals Include: All safety gear Expert instruction PADDLEBOARD RENTALS Island Times columnist Saltwater Rick is handing his pen over to lady angler Terri McKamey this week. If you want to tell Terri your islandtimes@bellsouth.netWrite to usSend your fishing stories and photos to us! Krewe of Nerieds Splash Party Paradise Bar and Grill Prizes, games, wet & wildSunday, August 28 at 2 p.m. 850-723-6142 Pensacola Beach Marina Sailing/snorkeling trips from $45! We've had a lot of rain over the past 10 days, and we needed it, but when we get this much rain it takes a few days for everything to get back to normal. be good this weekend, but much better next week. moving Big Spanish, Sharks, Reds and Trout. Whatever you want, we are seeing swim by. The Flounder bite is also start ing to pick up. A few weeks and Flounder will be a regular spe cies we target. The King Mackerel bite is still hot in the early mornings. Fish just around the Spanish schools using a Mullet stretch 25 around the buoys outside of Pensacola Pass; as well as a skirt line with a balloon with a live Ci gar Minnow. At least that's what I have been hearing from the newest business on Pensacola Beach, Revolutions Offshore with Captain Mike Reeves. And yes, for those in the know Mike is the grandson of James Reeves. This new business specializes in trips and sunset/dolphin cruises all guided by local captains. What a great way to spend a day in or on the water. And thanks Support beach charter boats for fun or sport -we love em all. Let's talk about Reds a bit; good but they are mostly show ing up late afternoon and evening in the Pass and also along Three steady this past summer all over the deep holes in the Pass, but the past few days they have moved off. Of course, if you early evening, I've already hit a few schools moving in. Just be patient! The bite in Big Lagoon has been really good for both Trout and Reds. lett reports a nice Slot Red in the Sound behind his house. Send would love to put it in Island Times and give you bragging rights, at least for a week or two. I've been out a few times bite has been okay, but it's going to get better as summer ends and fall begins. Were catching a lot of Spanish Mackerel. If you haven't caught one, now is the time. They are everywhere and fun to catch. Look for Skipjacks, Blues and a Spanish is one to six pounds; most are in the 2 to 3 pound range, but when you get that know it! August is one hot month, so don't forget the sunscreen and water. Weekends are for fun, so Waiting for the Big Bite Justin Scher patiently ing. Little did he know that the action would prize Hammerhead in the Outcast Mega Shark Tourney, August 6. Justin Scher weighed in a winning shark in the Outcast Mega Shark Tourney, August 6. His hammerhead tipped the scales at 224.8 pounds. If you see Justin at Paddy OLearys on the Beach, he will tell you the whole


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