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Island Times Volume VIII, Number 18 Pensacola Beach, Florida December 27, 2012 Happy New Year Will you embrace 2013 with child-like wonder and enthusiasm? Little Barrett Johnson is wide-eyed with anticipation of the days ahead. islandwide parties. If that does not get you wide-eyed, enter the January 1 Polar Bear Plunge at Paradise. For more, turn to page 2.


PAGE 2 Island Times December 27, 2012 Published every other Tuesday SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, PUBLISHER islandtimes@bellsouth.net www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times Island Times Fireworks Give Old Year A Sizzling Send OffChilly Bears And Cool Cats Plunge Into New Year Island Authority Committees Review Financials, Lease PolicyRigorous Lifeguard Tryouts Set DECEMBER 31 Dinner: Beach Casual NYE PARTIES Early: Irish New Year. Its midnight in Dublin. U.S. New Year at 12. Old Farts New Years Eve celebration 6-8. Another party at Midnight for young whipper snappers.Leading up to Midnight: Fireworks, Champagne, Music JANUARY 1 Final Parties of the Year


Island Times PAGE 3Forever ...Barefoot on the BeachAs a tribute to Jane Waters who passed away January 10, Island Times will continue to run some of Janes favorite columns for your enjoyment December 27, 2012 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 WINGS49Every 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 Mardi Gras on the Island schedule sponsored by WWW.PENSACOLABEACHMARDIGRAS.COM Events The Islander Newspaper January 11, 1985 It is a bright sunny January day in Florida. The temperature is 54 degrees on Pensacola Beach, and 54 degrees in Leesburg, Mineola, Clermont and Orlando. Interstate-75 heading toward the Florida Turnpike is rections. A few automobiles are crossing the Bob Sikes Bridge to Pensacola Beach. Drivers along the Central Florida highways can see a few lakes, a lot of harvested orange groves, and cattle grazing on the hillside. As a motorist reaches the top of the Bob Sikes Bridge, he sees a panorama of white sand, sparkling waters, and picturesque beach houses and businesses stretching along the clear blue skyline. In Leesburg, there are long lines at the fast food outlets. Hotels in Clermont and Orlando have few vacancies. All the shops and restaurants and night clubs are open for business! On Pensacola Beach, the general theme is a dismal closed for winter. What is the difference? Pensacola Beach is tremendously endowed with natural beauty while Central Florida could be Central Iowa, simply by subgroves. Why is all the business activity in Central Florida? The difference is the marvel of creativity and engineering design which sits on 100 acres among the towns of Orlando, Mineola, Leesburg and Clermont. All the world knows this Magic Kingdom as DisneyWorld. And, all the world beats a path to its entry gates. I went to DisneyWorld last I am accustomed to the off season on Pensacola Beach and since Florida residents are given a $3 break on the price of an $18 ticket, I expected to rub shoulders with a few thousand people and never have to wait in line for anything. Wrong. Once boarded the tram, and rushed to the ticket office, we spent thirty minutes purchasing our passports. From that time on, nine in the morning until seven at night, it was people, people, people. And I loved every minute of it even the forty minute walk through a rope maze to board a boat to take us on the Jungle Cruise. DisneyWorld magically transforms ordinary people, and once inside the gates, they all become children. They are wide-eyed, happy and fascinated with whatever happens next. The sixty or seventy thousand visitors on January 2, charmed by the enchantment that is DisneyWorld, reacted in kind. These people from all over the world, speaking many different languages, joined together in one vast throng, extending courteous, friendly hands to one another. For once, these tourists from such diverse cultures walked a common ground. For, who among us, can squelch a squeal of joy when Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck march along the street behind a stirring old time marching band? What does all this have to do with Pensacola Beach? Well, here we are allowing one of Floridas most spectacular islands to languish like a ghost town from Fall to Spring every year. Even in the summer, many hotels have vacancies. The answer, of course, is that the economy on Pensacola Beach skips uncomfortably close to zero during the winter. Is it because we dont have a DisneyWorld? Yes. It is because we do not have a DisneyWorld. Of course, it would not be reasonable to assume that Pensacola Beach could ever have a theme park of this magnitude, but Pensacola Beach could improve its entertainment image a thousand percent. Numerous suggestions have been offered, such as the classic, year around mini-water park I have mentioned before. Now, Harry A. King, president of the Pensacola Beach Business Association, comes up with the idea of presenting a pageant in Ft. Pickens, depicting the colorful history of the entire Pensacola area. Even the possibility of a recreational facility in futuristic design near the pier, is a step in the right direction. Vacationers from all over the world are spending money in Florida every day of the year. There is no reason for us to sit idly by and watch the dollars roll away toward Leesburg and Mineola and Clermont and Orlando. Three-year-old Liam Hampton has a thoughtful moment


PAGE 4 Island Times December 27, 2012 PEOPLE?? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia?? ????? ? ? ??? ? ??? ? Great Food 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 paradisebar-grill.com Fri, Dec 28: Tim Spencer Sat Sun, Dec 29 30 The Hangovers New Years Eve & New Years Day Fatty Viper Tones Sat Sun, Jan 5 6 The Upstarts Ring in the New Year with us ... and wake up in Paradise!Music by Fatty Viper Tones Champagne & Party Favors at Midnight Polar Bear Plunge PMWEAR A COSTUME! Play & Stay Rates at The Inn Reservations 850-932-2319 Beach Bar On the Water King Kake Party with the NereidsWHITE HOUSE WISHESLocally raised film maker Monique Verdin has received a holiday greeting card from President Obama and his family for the second year in a row. She does not know why, but suspects she is on a list of some kind. Hope she was on Santas good list, too. MILER MENKMasters swimmer Sally Menk reported that she has logged a mile per day in the pool for the entire year. Amazing feat Sally!BON FIRE BEACHERSBeach couple Larry and Denise Keever were among the thousands of country music fans at the Bon Fire Jam in Chumuckla, December 8. The event like Gretchen Wilson entertained on stage. AHOY SKIPPERSPensacola Beach Yacht Club is ready to sail into the New Year. Anne Geisel is the new commodore with Mike Pederson as the vice commodore. Ad exec Trudy Romjue is the rear commodore. Paul Barrett, treasurer, Rick Zern, Fleet Captain and Debbie Belger, secretary round out the board. The Board of Advisors Chairman Ken Branch welcomes Al Greene and David Johnson to the team which includes Glenn Windham and Joe Hammons. New Club members are Linda Thompson of Gulf Breeze, and Robert and Sheila Henley of Pensacola.CYNDIS STORYCyndi Schumaker searched far and wide to find a knife, fashioned specifically to cut grapefruit sections. She feared retailers no longer sold the item or maybe they were just out of stock. She eventually located the coveted cutlery. As the clerk scanned her purchase, she looked at Cyndi and warned her you may want to put this one back and get another one because the end of the blade is bent. Cyndi says this is a true story and she is still laughing about it. GOOD SPIRITSBeach resident Pandora de Balthazar spends countless hours organizing a Christmas party for local children in foster care. One of her biggest supporters is Mike at Gulf Breeze Elementary who encourages his students to donate gifts for the event. She knows this makes a difference in the lives of the givers and the receivers. Thanks to all who participated. The Trivia Master was outdone by the good doctor. Dr. Fran question about Polar Bear history on Pensacola Beach. He correctly 1 Polar Bear Dip in Santa Rosa Sound as the Sun Ray Taco Shop on the Boardwalk which was owned by brothers Tiger and Flip Atkinson. I was dumb enough to do that once in the mid-nineties. Never been so cold, wrote Fran. The Trivia Master noticed that and only appearance in the event. He will be sporting a new Island Times shirt. You would think our New Jersey Girl who plays trivia from afar would have nailed this, but alas, poor Gwen Foster thought the answer was the Tiki Motel, where the current RV Park is located. As far as the Trivia Master knows, no bears dipped there. Members of the Roundtable shivered at the thought of getting this wrong. Of course, they all knew Tiger and Flipper at the Sun Ray Taco Shop. Sir Morrie Drees and Lady Kim Schmitz answered correctly, and the traveling knight Sir Offshore Chuck Brower found a way to email the Master. Sir Morrie recalled Kevin and Brian Evans Polar Bear event, as well, but that was in the Gulf, not the Sound. Liz Hewson, who was the islands champion swimmer at the the Gulf at the urging of Jimbo Scoggins. He said it would be fun, she scoffed. Freezing, not fun. She could not swim fast enough to avoid the cold, but she did learn to ignore his suggestions. The Duchess of the Dunes has once again ascended to the Queens Throne of Wrong Answers. Queen Joanne thinks a pair of brothers, who were from the North, owned a restaurant named Beachside. Sharon Felder Bernard thought it might be Kirk Newkirk and his bros at Key Sailing, and for good measure she added the Cobia Boys into the mix. All good fellows. But no. The current location of the Polar Bear Plunge is Paradise, so the fog-clearing, symbolic fresh start to the year tradition continues. The Master looked to the local government for this bit of trivia. President Harry Truman signed the document which abolished the Santa Rosa Island National Monument and conveyed the Island to Escambia County. The date was July 30. Do you know what year that took place? An Island Times t-shirt to the answer to islandtimes@bellsouth. net. Include your name and phone number with the answer. Deadline is January 1, 2013.


PAGE 5 Island Times December 27, 2012 Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Glassware Tumblers The Santa Rosa Island Authority Board went through some changes at the last meeting of the year, December 12. Board members welcomed Janice Gilley, who was appointed by Commissioner Steven Barry. Two beach residents will lead the SRIA board. The Chairmans gavel was handed to Dr. Thomas Campanella and Tammy Bohannon will serve as the vice-chairman. Fred Gant will be the Secretary/Treasurer and Janice Gilley will be the Acting Secretary/ Treasurer. Pensacola Beach Chamber President Nicole Stacey presented the Visitors Information Center report for November. Among the 1207 guests were visitors from Canada, Germany and France. Stacey concluded her report by thanking the SRIA for their investment in Chamber event advertising. Through unseasonably warm weather and a strong advertising campaign the Beachs Surfing Santa parade was a big success. As evidenced by the toll facility stats, we had a large turnout, said Stacey. There were 1500 additional cars as compared with the parade day in 2011. The question of whether a Dog Park should be located on Pensacola Beach came before the Board. Concerns about safety, health and sanitary issues are still being discussed. The proposed dog park would be a football be open from sunrise to 10 a.m. for leashed dogs and owners who have met the permitting requirements. The permit fee of $50 along with vet records and recommendations is proposed. Board Member Janice Gilley asked about prorating the fee for weekend visitors and Dr. Thomas Campanella requested a conceptual design so he could view sign placement. bia County Health Department answered questions relating to sanitary conditions and health impacts. He said that the precautions outlined in the permitting process and rules should handle any health challenges. Reasonable dog owners, who will clean up after their pet, are made aware of the rules and tional water testing for the areas dedicated to dog parks. Karen to the SRIA, said there is a possibility that the University of West Florida could conduct the water testing. She also said a grant has been applied for to cover the cost of clean up bags. While polling the Board, Dave Pavlock got favorable reactions to accommodating visitors with a reduced fee or rental program, permitting and vet recommendations; while three board members were in favor of one park, Bohannon and Gilley favored two locations. Fred Gant said he was not in favor of a dog park based on the information he received from the Pensacola Beach Advocates and the Chamber of Commerce. He was the lone dissenting vote against the motion which sends the Dog Park proposal the details. Changes to the Land Development Code came to the Board for approval. At issue is the way construction projects are approved. The amendment, which was recommended by County Commissioners, would bypass the Santa Rosa Island Authority board, on multi dwelling residential and commercial projects valued at less than $1 million. Board Member Thomas stated that this change would streamline the permitting process. Tammy Bohannon is vehemently opposed to this noting that it takes away SRIA oversight which is one of the Boards inherent duties. Fred Gant concurred. caps, how many projects could be out there? asked Gant. We need to be informed. We are the stewards of the Beach. SRIA Director of Developmental Services Paolo Ghio was tasked with bringing a monthly report to the Board listing all construction projects on the Island. Former SRIA Board Member Vernon Prather, voiced his concerns. I do not believe that the request to amend this came from a beach leaseholder. To my knowledge not one word of support has come from a leaseholder leave this the way it is. After further discussion, the amendment was approved in a 5 to 1 vote, with Bohannon opposed. In response to Board Member Dave Pavlocks request, Lee and Architect John Tice investigated increasing the overVisitors Information Center. The Center was constructed in 1993 by the Chamber of Commerce and ownership was turned over to the SRIA. tend the building about 30 feet, said Lee. The cost estimate is preliminary, but about $150,000 to $200,000. We will prepare some conceptual plans and bring these to the February committee meeting. neer Mike Langston announced Boardwalk deck replacement. He gave timelines for the following: Via de Luna Median Landscaping: Winter 2013. AdPlans and specifications are ready for bid. Quietwater Beach Restophase is relocation of two sewer Funded and administered by completion date for design of roads leading to and away from toll facility. Construction to being in March. North-South Service Road: From Quietwater Beach Grand Marlin. Plans to be complete in July 2013. Construction advertised Fall 2013. Water Tanks: South of Construction to begin January 2 and complete by 90 days. The Santa Rosa Island Authority Full Board meets Wednesday, January 9 at 5 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available online at Authority Board Taps Campanella As Chairman, Welcomes Gilley Santa Rosa Island Authority Board Chairman Dave Pavlock, left, welcomes Janice Gilley, center, to the Board, December 12. Dr. Thomas Campanella, right, was elected to serve as Pavlocks successor.


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But before I get there, I like to spend some time during the last week of the year rememfying any areas of my life that may need some adjustment in the next year. Did I do the best I could with what I had? Did I manage to touch someones life in a positive way? Did I pay forward the kindness I received? Did I unintentionally or accidently cause harm to another in any way? Did I remember to give thanks every day to God for His blessings and presence in my life? My answer: yes, I hope so in paying it forward even if its before you collect. I strive every day to avoid harming another human being (whether it be sticks, stones, words or a negative spirit) and I say, Thank You every day for seeing another sunset or waking up in paradise. What I found is that my life is so amazing I cannot even fathom how it could possibly get any better! Maybe youll understand as I share my favorite (and some not so favorite) things, events and people of 2012. 1. Favorite Part of Mardi Gras: Dancing with our Dancin Queen Monette Hodges at the Pavilion after the Parade, at Monettes Dance Recital and at the Fiesta of Five Flags Ball (where we honored all of our Beach Queens not allowed to be presented). 2. Favorite Girl Trips: Of course I love them all, although a couple might shine a little brighter! Such as the Willie Wanderers trip to Atmore and spending Cinco deMayo on Mexico Beach! 3. Favorite Food: Judy Lendermans fresh baked bread from the Bankery. Bread is one of my weaknesses and I swear I could eat every single loaf Judy bakes. 4. Favorite Moment: Granddaughter Quincy catching Amy Depew for getting all the team members to sign one ball. 5. Favorite Funniest Moments: Talking about my granddaughters balls! Never in my wildest imagination did I think I would not only be talking about Quincys balls, but actually being very proud of them! **2nd funniest: Paulette Provost fussing because a Mental Health Night patient left a book at her house. Yes, it was just one book. Charlotte Spencer and I asked her why she didnt just read the book. Paulettes reply, First Toadie? Who wants to read that? Turns out it was a book written by James Patterson titled, First To Die..lol. **3rd funniest: Considering sending the above to Readers Digest Life Humor, then reaching the bottom of the page ret-weet meant. Turns out the word was reTWEET.lol.. decided to share my humor with my readers instead! 6. Favorite Signs: I actuon the door of a Mom/Pop convenience store in Mississippi. It read, Pull up your pants or dont come inside. (My sentiments exactly!) The second was on a jewelry store billboard, Sometimes its all right to throw rocks at girls! 7. Favorite Nature Event: The bird swarming was an incredible sight to behold. They swooped and swarmed all around our little brown house. Absolutely glorious! 8. Favorite Party Again, yall know I really love them all. But theres something about the SOB Christmas Brunch that just warms my spirit, heart and soul. I love being a part of these rockin and powerful Sistahs! 9. Favorite Proud Moment: Attending the GBMS Symphony at St. Anns where grandson Jesiah plays the trumpet. They have a miracle worker who doubles as a Music Teacher and those kids played like pros in just six short weeks. There was a tear in every eye during their rendition of Blue Christmas. 10. Favorite Heart-warming Moments: Again, I have time with my sisters in Geortime in two years. We agreed we would never be apart that long again, ever. The second was watching the tear-streaming face of Baby Jayne Drees Redmond as she was crowned Wooly Booger Queen Shugah #sumpin sumpin! So beautiful I could hear the smiles from above. The worst of 2012 was the heartbreak of losing too many of our treasured friends, family and neighbors from our tiny community. But I know we will continin the many delightful memories of those who left their footprints in our sands and in our hearts. My Toast to all of you and wishes for the New Year (borrowed from Judy LOignon). May the best of your past be the worst of your future. And may all your pain be Champagne. I couldnt have said it better myself. Dont let fancy words in a recipe scare or intimidate you. They are usually just another name for something simple. This weeks recipe lists 4 tbsp. Duxelles, which is created by mixing 1 Tbsp. cooking oil, 2 sprigs thyme, 1 tbsp. shallots until mushrooms have reduced liquid and is nearly dry. Remove thyme sprigs and season with salt and pepper to taste. With the convenient and delicious choices of frozen dough available now, even this recipes a breeze and a perfect New Years Eve (or day) dinner for two. So, lets cook Beef Wellington 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 egg yolk, beaten Salt & pepper ly cooler than room temperature Heat saut pan to mediumsalt and pepper liberally on each side. Add oil and brown both searing.) Remove and place on kitchen towel. Spread 1 Tbsp. duxelles in middle of each pastry Bring corners of pastry together Invert and shape with your hands until rounded and sealed. Brush top of pastry with egg yolk and bake in a 350 degrees pre-heated oven for 20 25 minutes for rare to medium rare. Enjoy, dont forget to share and join the Krewe of Wrecks! Youll be glad you did. See ya in the kitchen. Beach School fourth grader Micah Clark created a super sweet Gingerbread


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That program is one of a very few downloadable programs that I would trust enough to install it on my computer. I have used it hundreds of times (maybe thousands) to remove bad stuff from my customers computers. The beauty of this program is that it can be downloaded and installed in a few minutes. It then retrieves the latest updates from the Internet and begins to scan your computer. (You might be It does the job quickly and is very easy to understand. Generally, it is can run alongside other antivirus programs without interfering with them. Malwarebytes can be downloaded for the PC from Malwarebytes.org. Its shareware version can be downloaded for free, but the product can also be purchased for about $25. The free version only operates (updates itself and scans your computer) when you click on the program to start it. The paid version will do those things automatically, in addition to providing real-time protection. To use it, choose the upthat it is using all of the latest run a short scan or a long scan. A short scan can be done in about 10 minutes because the program is only checking the most likely problem areas. At the end of the scan, review the results and delete every entry that it listed. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 850-206-3156.By Cross in the Sand AThis time of year always reminds us of the birth of Jesus in a lowly stable, and the journey that Mary and Joseph made so many years ago to the little town of Bethlehem. It is interesting how the different Gospel writers deal with this event. We love Luke because it gives us this event and so many beautiful images, then we look to Matthew and the thing we come out with the most are the Wise Men coming from the East. That leaves us with the other gospel that mentions this event, however not with a Manger Scene or a threat from Herod, but light that shines in the darkness. I thought in would be appropriate to talk about this time of year with the tragedy the events in Newtown, Connecticut in mind. I have thought as I am sure you have, about all those children and teachers killed in a senseless act of violence. The passage that kept coming to my mind was the story of Jesus coming into the world. It is Johns account that gives us some a vantage point to try to understand the darkness in the world. It would be nice to be able to believe that life is all goodness and light. But, we know that the world in which we live seems to be incredibly, tragically, almost irredeemably broken. The suffering and pain we have witnessed because of all those effected by this massacre is the testimony that some personal experiences can be almost unbearable. Johns Gospel is clear that there is darkness, terrible darkness, but he does not let us remain in despair. There are times when just getting through from one day to the next is the greatest victory for which we can hope. You just put one foot in front of the other trusting that there is light somewhere in the midst of this terrible darkness. John refuses to allow the forces of darkness to triumph. When we watch the events continue in Newtown, we see parents, friends and loved ones as they recount the light of each person they lost. Gods light is certainly not to be denied in this darkness as people are sending support and love from all over the world. It is true that the light of Jesus in the world will not be defeated by the darkness. Krewe of Kids Sign Up Meeting Beach Church Know where your Mom went to school? How about your grandparents home or how many children they had? How will your family know about these and facts about your life? The answer is Footprints!, a writing program where you write your story following guidelines of topics to write about. It is your story, your style of writing. We dont check spelling, grammar, or sentence structure. We read our stories to each other. Join this fun group beginning January 7. The groups meets each Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. in Room 11 of the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, Fairpoint campus. Cost of book is $25. For more information, call Carolyn at 850-932-3256, or email carolynpf@mchsi.com. Church Hosts Footprints Program


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PAGE 9 Island Times December 27, 2012 Mardi Gras Maven Pensacola Parade People3359 Copter Road Unit #3 Pensacola 32514 Wed-Fri 12-6 Saturday 10-6 Sun-Tues by appt Beads Ready To Throw850-696-7566The Mardi Gras Store! Beads Holidays, Themed, Specialty, Mardi Gras, Custom Designs Toys & Plush Wild to Whimsical. Frisbees to footballs Throw-A-Party In-store or at your place. 10% Discount to your groupDelivery or Pick Up Later We deliver orders of $1,000 or hold for pre-parade pick uplocally owned by people who paradePERSONAL SERVICE IN OUR NEW SHOWROOM PERSONAL SERVICE IN OUR NEW SHOWROOM locally owned www.ParadePeople.com FREE Champagne Toast Party Favors Balloon Drop at Midnite Join us Jan 1 for football 850-916-9888 Balloon Drop MON DEC 31 8 PM NO COVERLive on Bamboo Willies Stage at 9 PM Aveneda 16Get here early! balloons, bubbly Bon temps! Did Santa leave you a new pair of sparkling party pumps? You will need them. The God Janus says open the door to Mardi Gras and let the dancing begin. Its a shame that we lack boot camp training to become lean, mean partying machines in 2013. The schedule is demanding, so pace yourself. If you are preparing a New Years Day le Rveillon de Saint-Sylvestre feast, get the champagne and foie gras on the table, otherwise, bring in the New Year with black eyed peas and drink or swim in ice water... your choice. Are you ready? If history repeats itself, the sand enhanced dance floor at Paradise will be packed with tuxedo topped krewes at the January 5 King Kake Party. The Mystic Krewe of Nereids are the gracious hostesses. No ticket required, so show up, show off or just watch the antics about three oclock. The Wrecks ramp up again after a two week holiday hiatus. Six in the evening at Hemingways, January 7. If you resolved to make this your year to have more fun, start here. Something strappy and high heeled for this next soiree. The Blenders are performing at the Krewe of Bananimals Ball, January 12 at Castaways. Blane Butler fans will want to secure a ticket early. Even shy parties will want to dance to this band. $45 per person. Gena Raymon promises more delicious details soon. You will only be warned once about the flying Moon Pies at the Sandshaker, January 18. Its an aerial assault of IFCs Identified Flying Cookies flung far and fast by the petite daughters of Nerus, the Nereids. I think they must have a pitching coach from the Andrews Institute. You need not know a soul to dance the night away. The undefined, but generally stagefront area, is packed with party people. Encore at the Shaker January 19. Wigwacker Party is your chance to be mysterious or wild in your disguise. Everything from Dolly Parton to Marge Simpson topped last years fashionably dressed. Wig required, the rest of your ensemble can be as you wish. There is no charge to attend. Why not let your hair down? Ordinarily, I frown on clashing of any sort, but Mario Roberts promises with all his brave heart that Clash of the Tartans, the Krewe of St. Patricks third Shamrock-N-Roll Ball will be a smash hit. Romantic waterfront location, men in kilts and a signature drink await attendees. January 25. Tickets are fifty dollars. Those who play in plaid have a Facebook page with all the details. An odd report Two empty cans of hair spray and a tuft of luxurious, soft fur were collected by a group of researchers looking for sandspur fossils last week. Naugas emerge January 26. Are you ready? Fashion question: Can you really ever have too many Mardi Gras beads? Do you have the pair with oysters on the half shell and Cajun go-go boots? Speaking of beads, if you have bags and boxes of them taking up room in your closet or garage, ARC in Pensacola is collecting beads to sell as a fundraiser. Beach Captains Win Boat Parade HonorsThe Most Merry entry in the Pensacola Beach Chambers Lighted Boat Parade, December 7 was David Dunbars Shady Lady. Dean Dunford aboard Instigator won the rookies award for the Best New Entry. Joann Johnson had her Chase-N-Fins dolphin sightseeing boat covered from bow to stern with lights. She won the Best Decorated Power Boat. The Grand Marshalls Award went to Howard Kites Branch Office. Judges were the SRIAs Robbie Lofty, and Chamber Board members Nathan Holler and Ron Wilson.


PAGE 10 Island Times December 27, 2012 Pensacola Beach Elementary School students performed their annual concert Welcome To The Holidays Friday, December 14 at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church under the direction of Mary Holway. Kindergartners Charleigh De Paula and Gracie Gardner Funny faces from Ella Kaufman. Sweet Smile of Will Jenkins Kindergartners Isabella Garzon and Micah Fournier A light moment. Clockwise Chloe Kaufman, Erin Johnson, Sophie Faircloth and Kimmy Noble Sandpiper soloist Savannah Baus Carter Hoeft and Dylan Doyen, kindergartners Ryland McCurdy and Max Mateer, fourth grade Fifth grader Aaryan Patel played River Flows In You on piano. Third Grader Kacie May Soundpiper Soloists Cali Hargrove and Tanner Braxton


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Island Times December 27, 2012 PAGE 12 Gulf Breeze Guns 850-377-3145Give us a call. We can order what you are looking for. Happy Hour 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 PaddyOLearysIrishPub.com Authentic Irish Pub Texas HoldEmCollege & NFL Football DRINK SPECIALS Studio98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800 Mon 9 to 5 Tu & Th 9 to 9 W & F 9 to 6 Sat 10 to 5 offering Bare Escentuals FULL SERVICE HAIR SALONCall for easy directions from the beach studio98hairdesigns.com 850-932-1417We have gone back to basics. Expect the same incredible quality food delivered in less time. FRIENDLY DOG Thursday 10% off friendly dog. Free Kids Burger for FidoMon:: FREE shots w/each touchdown Tues: Surf Movie w/Innerlight. 20% Discount on Meals. Thurs: Dog Friendly Fri: Open Mic Night Beer Mug Club FOR RESULTS Island Times Info 850-324-2667 Weekly ScheduleMonday: PM Paddy OLearys, 7 PM PM Sunday: Paddy OLearys, 4 PM Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Poker Hotline 324-2667 Drop Me A Line... You asked, Whats going on in the old Island Style?Flo Flounder's Beach, Booze & Boutique will open in February or early March according to Amy Martin, proprietor. Meet Flo! The latest Diva to move to Pensacola Beach! She is always drinking but not as much as her floundering drunk husband, Floyd Flounder. (She wishes she would have married his brother Fred, the smart flounder in the family... he owns a Seafood restaurant ya know.) But she loves to shop, lay on the beach and yes, drink. So come to Flo Flounder's and say hello to the new fish in the sea! Just for the Halibut! Flo will hook you up with all the best in beach goods, boutique dresses and the latest in cocktail creations! Its always Happy Hour at Flo's! The Krewe of Nereids is comprised of the wonderful women who combine the artful craft of Mardi Gras revelry with warm Beach hospitality to produce a season opening event each January. The entire world is invited to their Annual King Kake Party, which begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 5 at Paradise Bar and Grill. The all-female krewe was founded in 1990, and they worked hard to perfect the recipe for King Kake for their season kick-off party each year. Eventually, the members found the perfect recipe for King Kake was to purchase it. So, the home made sugary ring-shaped cakes, gave way to a freshly baked confection that has been real crowd pleaser. The krewe members will be circulating through the crowd serving guests. Historically, each cake has a small, plastic baby baked within it. The person who receives the piece with the baby is considered lucky or in other cities, could be crowned the king or must host the next king cake party. Since the focus on the party is to celebrate the beginning of the Mardi Gras season, the Nereids announce the names of their new King and Queen. Bonnie McDonald will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies during the royal coronation of 2013 King Nerus and Queen Doris. Theres non-stop music with The Upstarts live on stage and Boogie, Inc. playing during the band breaks. The dance floor is usually packed during this event, said Boogie, Inc.s Bonnie McDonald, a longtime Nereid. Its great to see members from ten different krewes dancing together under the heated tent at Paradise. Before and after the Royal Let Them Eat Cake! Nereids Host Season Opener Court is crowned, the Nereids will be awarding prize baskets filled to the brim with goodies. Tickets are $1 each. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. We use a portion of the proceeds to support our charitable giving campaign, said Nereids Member Kathi Lewis. One of our programs includes a dance scholarship for a local student. Join the Nereids as they dance into the 2013 Mardi Gras season. There is no charge to attend and the public is welcome. King Nerus and Queen Doris Reign Over Sea Nymphs Krewe of Nereids member Paulette Provost resplendent in her Mardi Gras Cowboy costume serves King Kake to the crowds at the 2012 party. The cakes are devoured by revelers hoping to get the lucky favor. This years event will be Saturday, January 5 at Paradise Bar and Grill.


PAGE 13 Island Times December 27, 2012 Dancingly Yours Morgan Schutzmann The Surfing Santa Beach Parade, rolled down Via de Luna, Sunday, December 9. It is the highlight of the Beach Chambers Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit promotion and attracted a record number of spectators. Additional photos are online at www.MyIslandTimes.com PHOTOS BY EKW Santa Claus and Firefighter Charles Bailey Krewe of St. Patricks Taryn Taylor, 7 years-old. SRIA Director of Administration Russ Scarritt Parade Grand Marshall Karen Cook of Cook Realty rides in a Camaro convertible from Pete Moore Chevrolet. Sisters of the Beach and Nereids joined as one parade unit. Angelic Kathi Lewis followed by Kim Schmitz Christmas Kart Pensacola Beach Womans Clubber Sharon Shuford in her custom powerchair sled Pensacola Beach Advocates Beachkeeper Chairman and Beach resident JJ Waters still smiling at parades end. Big Bob Dority steers with one hand and throws stuffed toys to the kids with the other. Ebba Dampier waves from atop the Krewe of Wrecks float, a listing ship decorated for Christmas.


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Someone from your past extends a surprise bid to reconnect. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You've been the ultimate social Lion over the holidays. Now it's time to relax and recharge your energy so you can be at your best when you pounce on that new project. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A relationship could be moving in a direction you might not want to follow. Step back for a better overview of the situation. You might be surprised at what you see. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Emotions rule at the start of the week, affecting your perception about a decision. Best advice: Avoid commitments until that good Libran sense kicks back in. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A longtime friendship could take a romantic turn early in the new year. While this pleases your passionate side, your logical self might want to go slow. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Someone might make a surprising disclosure about a trusted friend or workplace colleague. Stay cool and reserve judgment until you get more facts. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might think you've found what you've been looking for. But appearances can be deceiving. Don't act on your discovery until you know more about it. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You're no doubt anxious for that confusing situation to be cleared up. But don't press for a quick resolution or you might overlook some vital facts. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Now that your holiday distractions are easing, you need to apply yourself to getting those begin a new project with a clean slate. BORN THIS WEEK: People respect both your wisdom and your deep sense of loyalty and compassion. I love Christmas the hustle bustle, the decorations, the presents, get-togethers with family and friends. This year is a special Christmas for our family. We have a new member, Barrett Johnson. He is almost one-year-old and presents under the tree. He didnt open them; he just held them. As Christmas approached, my husband Ralph and I anticipated what Barretts reaction would be to the gifts that we wrapped up for him. We could hardly wait. One thing that did surprise me is my husband, Ralph (formerly Uncle Scrooge), picked out a present for Barrett. We kept it a complete secret from everyone. Since I am writing this before Christmas, Mums the word! Eve, because Barrett just has to I have been waiting for 10 months for this event. The addition of a new generation in our family has amped up the Christmas fun. It makes his Dad (my nephew Jeremy) and me so happy! Why? There will be new toys for us to play with, of course! Mr. B (nickname for Barrett) is analytical. He has a dinosaur game in which you place a group of balls inside the dinos stomach. These balls pop out much to Barretts delight, and then he chases them down and repeats the process. B (another nickname) decided to test the motors capabilities by adding a big ring and his inch worm in with the bouncing balls. I like the way his mind my eyes on him, I knew he had a certain sophistication. Everyone laughed, but his analytical skills along with his sweet nature are proving me right. All joking aside, I am looking forward to being with my family on Christmas Eve and sharing all their joy and happiness. With 2013 around the corner, I plan on making it the best year ever! Happy New Year Island Times Readers may all your dreams come true! Please recycle! share Island Times with a friend Tommy Chavis took Anne Vinson to be his wife at twelve minutes after noon Manager Beverly McCay performed the ceremony. Immediately following the ceremony, the guests and newlyweds assembled in the hotel lobby where Anne promptly announced that she wanted to show off her special wedding shoes; appropriate to her nickname, they were white fringed boots.


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Island Times PAGE 17 December 27, 2012 FLOUNDERS CHOWDER HOUSE Celebrating 30 years of Floundering neath 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 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 late night Dance all night on Flounders beach to the most popular bands from across the south. beautiful Pensacola Beach, 850-932-2003 CRABS WE GOT EM Only restaurant on Pensacola Beach offering breath taking views of the Gulf while dining directly on the beach. Come as you are straight off the sandy beach and enjoy our indoor/ outdoor bar and gulf side deck. Crabs has the largest selection of Crab on the beach, was voted Best Crab by News Journal readers. She Crab Soup, Stuffed Blue Crabs, Alaskan Snow, King them all! We 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 Band. MCGUIRES IRISH PUB One of Americas great steakhouses; proudly serving USDA mans bouillabaisse, Corned Beef and Cabbage 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 hanging from the and warm and friendly service by Employees who Give a Damn! Visit our on-site brewery and the OTolf Wine Cellar featuring the Artist Series. 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, 850-433-6789, mcguiresirishpub.com After Sundown... SIDELINES SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT big screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, its here. Kids menu for the JV players. Full bar. Indoor or outdoor seating. Video sports games. Centrally located on Via de off at 11 a.m. seven days a week. 934-3660. SANDSHAKER LOUNGE The World Famous Sandshakera Pensacola Beach Tradition since 1973. Home of the Original Bushwacker. Been selling this signature drink for over 30 years. First bar on the Beach to offer this tasty frozen concoction. Monday half price HoldEm at 7 p.m., $2 Tuesday Across from the Boardwalk. Open 10 am 3 am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshaker.com PARADISE BAR AND GRILL A little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with its own private white sand beach. Pull up a rattan stool. Cold beer. and Dinner everyday. Sandwiches. Salads. Fresh Catch Shrimp Salad. Happy Hour Monday and Wednesday. Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Open 7 days. 850-916-5087. PEGLEG PETES Ahoy, Matey. Youve 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 Dinner specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and burgers a t-shirt. Were here everyday at 11. 932-4139. www.peglegpetes.com BAMBOO WILLIES BEACHSIDE BAR bar serving your favorites. Specialty Fat Tuesday frozen drinks like the Octane on stage. Bikini contests. Crawday afternoons. Willies Wear Gift Shop. Waterfront on Santa cated at the Boardwalk. 850-916-9888. www.bamboowillies.com THE ISLANDER LOUNGE AND PACKAGE A bit of history. The oldest lounge on Pensacola Beach loping Center, about one mile east daily. Dance on the pole. drink from The Break., our sister establishment. Open everyday for fun. 850-932-9011. 2012 Visit us on the web at: www.mcguiresirishpub.com E-mail: mcguiresirishpub@aol.com ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSES 11 Time Golden Spoon Award WinnerFlorida Trend Magazine Hall of FameBeef Backers Award Best Steaks in FloridaFlorida Monthly Magazine Best Pub in FloridaFeatured on NBCs Today Show and on The Food NetworkHighly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AAA Travel Guides A TURN OF THE CENTURYNEW YORK IRISH SALOON PENSACOLA'S OWN SINCE 1977 A TURN OF THE CENTURY NEW YORK IRISH SALOON ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSESTM 11 Time Golden Spoon Award WinnerFlorida Trend Magazine Hall of FameBeef Backers Award Best Steaks in FloridaFlorida Monthly Magazine Best Pub in FloridaFeatured on NBCs Today Show and on The Food NetworkHighly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AAA Travel Guides 2011Visit us on the web at: www.mcguiresirishpub.com E-mail: mcguiresirishpub@aol.com 41524-25_DinrCoverPensacola31412.indd 1 3/19/12 11:56:27 AM Sat, Dec 15 New Mexico Bowl: Nevada vs. Arizona (correct 48-49) Idaho Potato Bowl: Utah State vs. Toledo, (wrong 41-15) Thu, Dec 20 Poinsettia Bowl: BYU vs. San Diego State ESPN, 7PM Fri, Dec 21 Beef OBrady Bowl: Central Florida vs. Ball State ESPN, 6:30 PM Sat, Dec 22 New Orleans Bowl: La. Lafayette vs. E. Carolina ESPN, 11 AM Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State vs. Washington ESPN, 2:30 PM Mon, Dec 24 Hawaii Bowl: SMU vs. Fresno State ESPN, 7 PM Wed, Dec 26 Little Caesars Bowl: W. Kentucky vs. Cent Michigan ESPN, 6:30 PM* Thu, Dec 27 Military Bowl: No. 24 San Jose St. vs. Bowling Green ESPN, 2 PM Belk Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Duke ESPN, 5:30 PM Holiday Bowl: Baylor vs. No. 17 UCLA, ESPN, 8:45 PM Fri, Dec 28 Independence Bowl: Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe ESPN, 1 PM Russell Athletic Bowl: Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech ESPN, 4:30 PM Car Care Bowl of Texas: Minnesota vs. Texas Tech ESPN, 8 PM Sat, Dec 29 Armed Forces Bowl: Rice vs. Air Force ESPN, 10:45 AM New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia vs. Syracuse ESPN, 2:15 PM Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Navy vs. Arizona State ESPN2, 3 PM Alamo Bowl: No. 23 Texas vs. No. 13 Oregon State ESPN, 5:45 PM Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU vs. Michigan State ESPN, 9:15 PM Mon, Dec 31 Music City Bowl: NC State vs. Vanderbilt ESPN, 11 Hyundai Sun Bowl: USC vs Georgia Tech CBS, 1 PM AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State vs. Tulsa ESPN, 2:30 PM Clemson ESPN, 6:30 PM Tue, Jan 1 Gator Bowl: Mississippi State vs. No. 20 Northwestern ESPN2, 11 Heart of Dallas Bowl: Purdue vs. Oklahoma State ESPNU, 11 Capital One Bowl: No. 7 Georgia vs. No. 16 Nebraska ABC, Noon Outback Bowl: No. 10 S. Carolina vs. No. 18 Michigan ESPN, Noon Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs No. 6 Stanford ESPN, 4 PM Orange Bowl: No. 15 No. Illinois vs No. 12 FSU ESPN, 7:30 PM Wed, Jan 2 Sugar Bowl: No. 21 Louisville vs No. 3 Florida ESPN, 7:30 PM Thu, Jan 3 Fiesta Bowl: No. 4 Oregon vs No. 5 Kansas St. ESPN, 7:30 PM Fri, Jan 4 Cotton Bowl: No. 9 Texas A&M vs. No. 11 Oklahoma Fox, 6 PM Sat, Jan 5 BBVA Compass Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss ESPN, Noon Sun, Jan 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl: No. 25 Kent St. vs. Arkansas St. ESPN, 8 PM Mon, Jan 7 Discover BCS National Championship: No. 1 Notre Dame vs No. 2 Alabama ESPN, 7:30 PM Note: Due to the holiday the some of the games results were not available before the press deadline. Pensacola Beach businessman Dave Kelly went high tech when making his top picks for the college bowl games. He scoffed at the use of smart phone in one hand, he made his gridiron guesses. A proud member of the Gator Nation, Kelly picked Northern Illinois in an upset over Florida State in the Orange Bowl, muttering Its possible that FSU would get run outta many a D-II stadium this year. He paused when he reached the picking Notre Dame, then deciding that the Crimson Tide would roll to victory. Kellys picks are underlined and follow: Kelly Makes Gridiron Guesses


Island Times December 27, 2012 PAGE 18 HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wallwww.weatherfords.net HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing The School Bell RingsLindaMurphyRealtor@bellsouth.net LINDA TAYLOR MURPHYREALTOR Wishing you the best in 2013 I am ready to assist you with your next real estate transaction. 850-748-0865 TOP TEACHERPensacola Beach Elementary School Principal Jeff Castleberry BIG NUMBERS netted $10,775 and thanked the raiser will be a chance to win a donated by Beach School grad CONCERT SHOUT OUT the Beach School Holiday ConShe thanked Pianist Monica She also thanked Richard UzdeGOOD SPELLERS ing the December 17 schoolwide the following: Madi Carter placed twelfth in Eighth graders Reilly were School Secretary Lynn Ratte, retired teachersDeborah Underwood and former GBMS Principal and newly elected School TEACHERS GRANTEDGrants totaling $22,000 to Santa in partnership with Santa Rosa enabling teachers to implement Readers program is Daphne on the Beach and is a Pensacola MINI MASKERSALL STARS Breeze High School football playWHERE IN THE WORLD peted in the Geography Bee at Ortiz, Michael Palermo, Mary Pridgen, Camille Redden, JasCALENDAR ITEMS Schools


Island Times PAGE 19 December 27, 2012 By Terri McKamey Sandshaker.com 850-932-2211 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd MON: 10 AM -Close, Half Price BARE. Football, Poker, Trivia,7:30 TUES: 10 AM -Close, $2 Drinks. Karaoke 8 PM WED: $2 Ladies Nite. 5 PM -Close Mike Jencks Band, 8:30 PM THURS: 7 PM -Close 1/2Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt. FRI, SAT, SUN: LIVE BANDS, LINE UP AT WWW.SANDSHAKER.COM SUN: 9PM TIL KARAOKE & MUSIC BEST DRINKS! BEST PRICES! BEST SERVICE! Lets Party!New Years Eve Shake It UpBash!Party into 2013 Music @9 pm Trunk Monkey Champagne Complimentary Midnight ToastFIREWORKS! Celebrate on the Shaker Observation Deck Somethings Always Shakin Sandshaker.com Sandshaker.com Shaker Schedule always available online Get Ready! Mardi Gras Moon Pie Party Jan 18 Wigwacker Party Jan 19 One Stop Shop for the Watersports Enthusiasts 850-932-5520 Pensacola Beach Call for Riney Launches Paddleboard Expedition From Big Lagoon Environmental Seat Open On RESTORE Committee


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