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BLUE ANGELS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL The West Pensacola public school was chosen to receive the George Washington Honor Medal for their entry in the awards program. The school’s annual event, “Take a Vet to School,” was cited as exemplifying the essence of the national awards.


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legislative branch of the city government came off more like a homeowners’ association than a governing body during its recent budget hearings. Few members of the public attended the day-long marathon meetings as city department heads defended their budgets before the council. As the meetings drug on with endless questions, half-hearted straw polls and political posturing, the council members themselves found other places they would rather be, too.


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SCHOOL CEO NEEDED Escambia County needs to branch outside of its public school system and elect someone as superintendent who is not a product of its system. Too much inbreeding has led to some genetic defects that can’t be fixed by simply putting another Escambia County school administrator or principal in the superintendent’s seat. Okaloosa County schools took off when businessman Don Gaetz was elected their Superintendent of Schools. Gaetz, who is now a leader in the Florida Senate, was the first non-educator elected to the position and oversaw the improvement of Okaloosa’s school system from a “C” to an “A”. The Escambia County Public School District badly needs a fresh, innovative approach. It needs someone who isn’t tied to the employees and administrators. Think about how differently the sexual assault at Tate High School would have been handled if both the superintendent and the head of high schools hadn’t been products of that school. For those concerned about a noneducator running a school district with over 40,000 students, then let the new superintendent hire a CEO–Chief Education Officer–to run the school operations. The new superintendent can do a nationwide search and find the best educator in the country, with a background in turning around troubled school systems.

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward has been able to accomplish a great deal by bringing in two seasoned professionals, John Asmar and Bill Reynolds. Asmar, Hayward’s Chief of Staff, is a local attorney with over 12 years experience in local government serving communities throughout Florida, including Escambia County and the City of Pensacola. Chief Administrative Officer Bill Reynolds is also an attorney who served as Communications Officer and Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Arlen Spector. The Marine officer also led civil and military operations in Iraq. These two professionals, neither with ties to the old city government, have given Mayor Hayward the support to set a new course for the City of Pensacola. A CEO for the Escambia County Public School District could do the same for education in this county. My father always said the first step to getting out of a hole is to stop digging. Escambia County needs a fresh approach to education. Jim Paul, who was a high school teacher that had worked in the Reagan administration, made some great strides from 2000-2008, but we’ve lost that momentum. Escambia County needs to broaden the field when electing the next school superintendent.

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Gulf Breeze Celebrates 50 Years By Rick Outzen

The City of Gulf Breeze was formed in 1961 because its citizens wanted to control their own destiny, according to historian Ann Brodie. On Saturday, Aug. 22, past and present city leaders celebrated their little town’s first 50 years and honored those who have made Gulf Breeze’s destiny rich and fulfilling. “We are a city built on service and volunteerism,” Mayor Beverly Zimmern told the crowd of over 100 people who filled the St. Ann’s Parish Hall. “Our city founders were impassioned volun-


teers dedicated to making Gulf Breeze a safe, secure place to live, work and play.” Stuck on a narrow peninsula sandwiched between Pensacola and Santa Rosa Island, the bedroom community that was miles away from the county seat, Milton, realized in the late 1950s that incorporation was the only way to provide adequate fire, police and other services. In 1958, a group led by Dr. Earl Wolf met at his home to explore three options: do nothing, annex to Pensacola or incorporate. At the meeting were Wayne Lee,

Richard Brassell, James Lay, Dr. Charles Kahn, Richard Wetzel and Al Villane. A referendum was held on incorporation. It passed with 301 of the approximately 500 votes cast in favor of the proposal. Today, the City of Gulf Breeze has over 5,700 residents and 87 full-time employees. It has elementary, middle and high schools that are consistently ranked academically as the best in the state. The town has a public library, nationally recognized hospital and a youth sports complex that is the envy of the region. And its property tax rate is only 1.9 mils, one of the lowest in Northwest Florida.

“We are a city built on service and volunteerism.” Mayor Beverly Zimmern

At the banquet, six individuals were honored for their significant contributions to the City of Gulf Breeze since the 25th anniversary in 1986. A key milestone in the quality of life of Gulf Breeze was the opening of Gulf Breeze Hospital in 1985. Two honorees, Dr. Bert Jordan and Richard “Dick” Fulford, had close ties to that facility. Dr. Jordan moved to Gulf Breeze from Huntsville, Ala. in 1969. He was elected to the Gulf Breeze City Council in 1972 and later that same year became the city’s seventh mayor. It was Dr. Jordan who convinced Baptist Hospital to expand to Gulf Breeze. He’s considered the “father of Gulf Breeze Hospital”. Fulford was the hospital’s first administrator. Under his leadership, Gulf Breeze Hospital achieved top national honors year after year for customer care and service. He served on the Gulf Breeze City Council from 1977-1980 and again from 2007-2010. Fulford was honored in 2005 with the Ethics in Business Award by the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola. Lane Gilchrist was honored posthumously for his 27 years on the city council. Seventeen of those years were as the mayor of Gulf Breeze. He led the effort to make the city’s wastewater system, South Santa Rosa Utilities, the first in the two-county area to recycle 100 percent of its effluent. Gilchrist also helped the city recover from five hurricanes: Elena (1985), Erin (1995), Opal (1995), Ivan (2004) and Dennis (2005). The 50th Anniversary also recognized the contributions of Ed Gray III, the youngest mayor in the city’s history and now director of the city’s bond sponsorship and financing agencies. It’s those bond financing efforts that contribute about $800,000 to the city’s budget, ensuring that the property tax rates stay low. While mayor, Gray spearheaded the effort to build the city’s recreation center. The other two honorees were City Attorney Matt Dannheisser and City Manager Edwin “Buzz” Eddy. Both came on board in 1992 and have served together for the past 19 years. Dannheisser offered his sound legal advice as the city expanded its services. Eddy has been the lynchpin that has held the city together through hurricanes, recessions and an oil spill. During her closing remarks, Mayor Zimmern said she was humbled by the accomplishments of those who have served the city since its incorporation in 1961 and was excited about the city’s next 50 years.

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Reds executive scopes out Pensacola WAHOO PRIDE FACTOR The team’s office is in transition. On one side of the front room is surplus Pensacola Pelicans gear for sale. On the other are grandiose plans—architectural renderings, a dry-erase board brimming with notes and a lone stadium seat for the city’s new Double AA ball team, the Blue Wahoos. In a small room to the side, Bill Bavasi, special assistant to the general manager of the Cincinnati Reds, spent a recent Tuesday afternoon speaking with the local sporting press. He was in town visiting the Reds’ new Double AA affiliate. “Never been here before I got here at 11 o’clock,” Bavasi said, adding that he liked the city so far, and that the perception of Pensacola in Cincinnati was encouraging. “Our people would term it as up-and-coming, a jewel, something that’s unknown, that’s about to explode.” Bavasi also enjoyed getting a look at the new Community Maritime Park stadium, where “if you hop the rightfield fence you get wet”. The Reds organization is confident that the management team behind the Wahoos “To quote William Shakespeare,” said Zimmern, “the best is yet to come.” {in} Publisher Rick

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can get it completed in time for the 2012 baseball season. “They’ve been around the block, they get it,” Bavasi said, singling out Wahoos President Bruce Baldwin. “It’d be hard to turn the keys over to someone who doesn’t have experience.” Once Double AA action begins at the new ballpark, Bavasi said Pensacola could expect talented, raw play; he calls the league the “most exciting level” in the minor-league system. Players in the Double AA league are still in what he calls the “age of innocence”. In addition to quality baseball, Bavasi said he believes a minor league team also provides its host city with increased revenue. “It’s great financially,” he said. “I think more importantly, it’s a pride factor.”








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COUNCIL MIA Only three Pensacola City Council members sat through all of the two budget workshops that lasted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 1314—Maren Deweese, Sherri Myers and Megan Pratt. John Jerralds missed both of them. P.C. Wu and Larry Johnson had a Tourist Development Commission meeting. Brian Spencer had a doctor’s appointment, and Ronald Townsend and Sam Hall also found other places to be. The majority of the council appears ready to pass the budget, but there are a few sticking points–mayor’s cabinet, Energy Services of Pensacola rates, Fire Rescue Units and the Penny for Progress budget. {in}

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Pensacola Chamber Trains Future Leaders By Jeremy Morrison When you ask people involved with LeaP (Leadership Pensacola) about their experience with the program, they tend to get excited. “It was a life changing experience for me,” reflected Kristine Karsten, a 2007 LeaP graduate, “through so many avenues.”

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They talk about teamwork and friendship. They talk about an appreciation for the local community. They talk about networking. Everyone points to LeaP as being extremely helpful in both their personal and professional development. “The stuff you learn through that program is stuff you’re just not going to learn anywhere else,” said Shane Rowe, current president of the LeaP Alumni Association.


For nearly 30 years—since 1982—the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce has culled the local community for the area’s future leaders. Each year,

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around 50 people are selected to participate in the chamber’s Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) program. “It’s really a hands-on, in-depth look at the Pensacola area,” explained Jennifer Allen, the Chamber’s Programs and Events Manager. According to the chamber’s website, the program is built on the concept that the idea of a “born leader” is a myth. The ability to take charge is not enough to move a business, an organization, or the community forward. Rather, a leader’s success depends upon developing qualities of leadership, combined with a broad awareness of key issues that will make a positive impact.


Leadership Pensacola, a 501(c)(3), was founded by Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce with the goal of ensuring the community’s pool of talented leaders would be continually renewed. The chamber understood that the future health of any community is linked to committed, educated leadership that must be equipped to make vigorous, well-informed and responsible decisions. Allen oversees the LeaP program for the chamber. Over the years, a select number have been through the program. “The number that’s sticking out in my head is almost 1,200,” Allen estimated. Over the course of 10 months, participants dive into various aspects of the community. They learn about the local government and economy. The leaders meet and interact with elected officials ranging from Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward to Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas to Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan. They travel to Tallahassee to see the Florida Legislature in action. The LeaP class also visits NAS Pensacola and local hospitals to learn about the military and healthcare. In addition, they will work together in an effort to better some aspect of the community through a group project. “It’s to engage them,” Allen said. “To create passion for Pensacola.” The goal of the program is to produce leaders who will be well equipped to lead Northwest Florida–and specifically the Pensacola area–into the future. And to that end, LeaP alumni do seem to populate the area’s influential ranks.

“Collier Merrill, Mike Wiggins...” Allen rattled off notable alumni. “I could go on and on.” Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson is a 1998 LeaP graduate. He went through the course as a 27 year old. “It’s been over a decade,” Commissioner Robinson said, remembering his experience fondly. “Great, great organization—offers great opportunity.” LeaP participants are selected through both an application and nomination process, and a slot on the class roster is considered a Pensacola prize. “It is a competitive process,” said KC Etheredge, director of Alumni Relations at the University of West Florida and LeaP’s curriculum chair. “The best of the best are selected.” The benefits of the program being recognized, there is always a large pool of contenders. Some apply for a spot in the program, while others are nominated and sponsored by their employers or members of the community. “We had 200 people nominated for this year’s class, and we chose 54 ,” Allen said. “I already have nominations for the class of 2013.” Not everyone gets in on their first try. But persistence is apparently an admirable quality among the LeaP organization.

“I was well aware of the organization,” Robinson said, remembering his eager, yet unsuccessful, initial bid for entry into the LeaP program. “It certainly can be challenging. You may not get in the first time you apply.” When Justin Pierce, a recreation supervisor with the City of Pensacola, got the chance recently to participate, he said he immediately recognized his good fortune. He is currently a member of the 2012 class. “I’ve heard so many good things about the program,” Pierce said. “Once I got nominated, I had to jump on the opportunity.”

“Once I got nominated, I had to jump on the opportunity.” Justin Pierce


The Class of 2012 just began their journey through the LeaP program. They kicked things off recently on a ropes course at UWF. “That was really the ice-breaker day,” said Allen. From there the group gets down to business. Each month, the LeaP class meets for a day of exploration into a specific aspect of the community. “It’s an aggressive curriculum that we have,” Etheredge admits. “We throw a lot of information at them.” The curriculum is determined by LeaP alumni. There are consistent cornerstones, but the program varies from year to year. “No two years have the exact same curriculum,” she explained. “The alumni are

running the days based on their experience in the class and wanting to make it better.” One day will be focused on healthcare. Participants will visit local institutions and speak with experts in the field. Another day will see LeaPers learning about the impact of the military in Pensacola. Another will have them learning about local government. “They’ll have privileged access to leaders in our community,” said Allen. During their February meeting, those in the class will join members of similar groups from nearby areas on a field trip to Tallahassee. At the state capital, participants will learn about the ins and outs of state government. “How could you learn all that by sitting in your office?” asks MaryEllen Roy, marketing and information director at Pensacola State College and excited participant in this year’s class. “You’re only going to learn by getting in and getting your hands dirty.” There will also be days focused on ethics and quality of life issues. Regional economics will be yet another topic. Nigel Allen, vice president for gift and estate planning for Covenant Hospice, is participating in the program this year. At the age of 53—considering himself one of the class’s “more mature members”—he has had the opportunity to go through similar programs in other locales and enjoys the luxury of perspective. “I’ve got to say, this program is really well thought out and constructed,” he said.

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Each year, the LeaP group works together on a class project, the goal of which is to address a need in the community. “That’s a huge component of Leadership Pensacola,” said the chamber’s Allen. “The class project is ongoing throughout the year.” This year’s class is still early in their LeaP experience and has yet to decide upon their project. While contemplating, they’ll have a good collection of past projects to look toward for guidance. One recent project saw LeaP partnering with local schools to encourage healthy eating habits. Members worked with the schools and the community to plant on-site gardens that served to educate students about a healthy diet. After the class disbanded, Manna Food Bank picked up and continued the project. In 2008, the LeaP class concentrated on curbside recycling. Not long after, Pensacola began offering the service itself. “I kind of think we were a little bit of a catalyst in getting that going,” said Cameron Smith, a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley and LeaP graduate. Smith spearheaded the 2008 recycling project. He remembers the group wanted to focus their energies in a green direction. “We put a kit together, basically,” Smith said, listing off contents such as CFL light bulbs and reusable shopping bags, “just to make as big of an impact as we could with the money we had.” The group also put thousands of recycling bins out into the community. They took the issue of curbside recycling before the Pensacola

City Council and the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority. Within a year, ECUA adopted a county-wide curbside recycling program. The City of Pensacola soon followed suit, and cityissued recycling containers now line its streets. “We like to think we were a part of that,” said Etheredge. In 2007, the LeaP class chose to address literacy as its project. Karsten, who works with McGraw Insurance, was one of the leaders on the 2007 project. “It was important to us,” she said. “We understood literacy was such a big issue. We felt we could make a big impact on that.” Each Saturday, the LeaP group took to the streets in a particular neighborhood and handed out books. Kids flocked to hear them read. “The studies have shown that a lot of these children don’t have books of their own,” Karsten said, adding that she hoped the experience sparked a long-term interest in reading with the children.


Rowe, the LeaP Alumni president, is a true believer. That was not always the case. “I’ll be honest with you, it gets a lot of ‘rah-rah,’” he said of the program. “At first, I didn’t really buy it.” But then Rowe went through the program. The Class of 2009 graduate now touts the program’s benefits. Karsten agreed. The current Pensacola Young Professionals president said the experience opened up her eyes to a larger view of Pensacola.

“You drive around town and you really take everything for what it is, and you may not really know what goes on behind the scenes,” Karsten said. Smith said he also gained an appreciation for the inner workings of the community. “I got a broader understanding of the ins and outs of this area,” he said. “I got to see some of the behind-the-scenes stuff.” Such an education is integral to those interested in helping steer Pensacola into the future. It familiarizes them with both the infrastructure and the people who make up the local community. “You build a lot of relationships and learn to work with people across the community,” said Commissioner Robinson. In addition to getting better acquainted with their communities and fostering professional growth and networking opportunities, participants also say LeaP has a personal effect. “Everyone’s different. It’s going to have a different impact on different people,” Etheredge said. “For me personally, it made me come out of my shell a little more, made me more confident in my leadership skills.” Working through the class with others interested in their community also offers participants a chance to learn from each other. Pierce said he is looking forward to learning both with and from his classmates. “You’re just working together and picking each other’s brains to see how other people think—you’re just meeting and learning from different people,” the current LeaP participant said.

Those having completed the LeaP program said the personal relationships developed as a result of the class have also been important. While the participants start off on common ground—all interested in honing their leadership skills—the course of the class further unites them. “My favorite people in Pensacola are LeaP people,” Etheredge said. “We all have that commonality of going through the LeaP program, and it does bond you.” Commissioner Robinson also praised the camaraderie. “There are still members of my LeaP class that I keep up with,” he said. But just as importantly as what participants get out of the LeaP program is what they will put back into the community following their experience in the class. “It’s a great thing for both individuals and this community,” Robinson said. Unlike most classes, the LeaP curriculum does not feature exams. Instead, participants can demonstrate the knowledge learned throughout their lives. “There’s no test or anything,” Etheredge said, dipping into a bit of go-getter zen. “You kind of get out of LeaP what you put into LeaP.” This education model seems to be working to a great degree. But then, people venturing into LeaP tend to be fairly driven anyway. “Oh wow, when it was over I had this desire to get involved,” Karsten remembered. “I don’t know how anyone would go through that program and not get involved in the community in some aspect.” {in}

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There are many things today that are seen as empowering resources for women—but extensions? Step through the door at STYLE Downtown, and immediately you are greeted by a group of stylists who are no strangers to hair extensions. In fact, they are all rocking the beautiful, long healthy locks themselves thanks to these attractive additions. However, the women of STYLE are going far beyond killer haircuts, styles and extensions simply for the sake of style. They are now bringing their salon mission of supporting the community and their passion for making people feel their best to a whole new life-changing level. Under the lead of salon co-owner Cortney Campus, STYLE is helping individuals dealing with hair loss from cancer treatment turn over a new leaf and find empowerment once again through the newly launched e-book “The Long and Short of It: Hair Extensions”. This e-book showcases the world of opportunity for post-chemotherapy hair, taking hair extensions to greater lengths as a means of supporting the restoration of health and well-being. What started with one concerned individual inquiring about the state of her sister’s post-chemo hair quickly grew into an idea that has come to fruition. The e-book introduces the story of local resident Susan Wagner and provides information on how hair extensions can meet a variety of needs, serving as hair replacement throughout various stages of the chemotherapy recovery process.

Susan Wagner during and after the extensions process at STYLE Downtown For Wagner, extensions have enabled her to embark on a new stage of her life. Campus is pleased to have been a part of this transformation and is even more pleased to be able to share it with the community and over time, with a larger audience. “We’re women, and it could happen to any of us. Now we are starting to get involved in making strides, and we want to do more breast cancer fundraising. It is a whole new door we are opening up,” she explained. During what can be a frustrating and often dark time, seeing hair growth that in no way, shape or form resembles their hair

previously, can be unsettling to many women. Adding to the frustration, basic research on the Internet yields answers that are strictly medical. As a result, many women end up with hair far different than what they started with, while only desiring to feel like themselves again. Many consider driving miles for consults or settle for buying a plethora of wigs or scarves. There are many misconceptions of what can and can’t be done with post-chemo hair, along with what is available right here in town. Having done hair for women throughout the whole process—before, during and

“I am honored to be part of these incredible journeys of rediscovery, beauty and hope.” STYLE Downtown co-owner Cortney Campus

after treatment—Campus uses her experiences within her e-book to shed some light on the topic. Thanks to a walk-in encounter, Campus was tipped off to a company STYLE now uses for all extensions, Hotheads. Hotheads hair extensions are high quality, made of real hair and are seamless. In addition, they last up to a couple months at a time. Of course, the book is gracious enough to list the dos and don’ts to maintain proper care. Regardless of the reason behind hair loss, this company offers a wide variety of extensions that are proving to be suitable for both men and women. It must be noted that the e-book is not just for women who are considering extensions. It is also full of firsthand experiences with what to expect from post-chemo hair, plus information pertaining to hair strength and health, useful no matter what direction you decide to go. The e-book enables you to decipher what you are a candidate for based on where you are in the hair loss or re-growth process. Campus hopes this is just the beginning of a wonderful opportunity to help more women return to hair that they love and feel happy calling their own. As Campus shares in the book, “One day we hope to have a cure, but in the meantime I am honored to be part of these incredible journeys of rediscovery, beauty and hope.” Be sure to check out the e-book, which is now viewable at For details or additional information call STYLE Downtown at 497-6648. {in}

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Health Talk: Sandra Sanford, RYT-500, LMT Founder and Director, Breathe Yoga Studio

This month, IN caught up with Sandra Sanford of Pensacola’s Breathe Yoga Studio. Born in Puerto Rico, but living most of her life stateside, Sanford spent 14 years in the Virgin Islands before moving to Pensacola in 2000. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. Sanford holds a 500-hour certification from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Lenox, Mass., has been actively teaching for over seven years and recently became a Licensed Massage Therapist. Sanford’s unique style of yoga integrates the opportunity for selfinquiry with joyful vinyasa flow. Sanford’s yoga practice, sadhana, gives her the fuel she needs to be a mother to two children, wife, teacher, business owner,

massage therapist and caregiver to a yellow lab and a Cruzan cat. IN: How did you become interested in the practice of yoga? SANFORD: I fell deeply in love with yoga the first time I stepped on a mat so many years ago at the Downtown YMCA. I gravitated towards kripalu yoga, "the yoga of love and compassion”. My desire to spread the joy of yoga throughout Pensacola inspired me to open Breathe Yoga Studio in October 2006. IN: Can you give us some details about the studio? SANFORD: At Breathe Yoga Studio, we believe that yoga is for everybody, and ev-

eryone is welcome at Breathe Yoga Studio. IN: What is the best part of your job? We are committed to providing a variety SANFORD: My greatest pleasure as a of yoga classes and workshops that tap yoga teacher is to witness the transforinto your connection with prana, life force. mation and growth of students as they We have classes in various yoga styles and journey on the path of yoga. levels every day of the week. Our boutique studio offers small class sizes, personalized IN: What do you enjoy doing when attention and lots of loving encourageyou’re not in the studio? ment. We also have two licensed massage SANFORD: In my spare time, I can be therapists on staff who specialize in Swedfound scavenging yard sales, running and ish and deep tissue massage. Our team biking in East Hill, gardening or sitting in of dedicated and experienced teachers is quiet contemplation on my front porch. {in} infusing the joy of yoga throughout Pensacola and into the world. Our beautiful, peaceful studio overlooks the sparkling bay and is surrounded by the lush canopy of trees of Historic Seville Square. From the moment you step 503 Adams St. onto the mat, you will experiHistoric Seville Square ence positive change: greater 291-5506 energy, strength, flexibility, balance and an enhanced sense of inner calm.


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Expand your dinner horizons and check out End of The Line's organic vegan raw dinner. We know ~ that's a mouth full to say ~ and so is the menu: summer rolls with "peanut" sauce, kelp noodles with avocado-cilantro cream and much, much more. $20. RSVP by Aug. 25, dinner is Monday Aug. 29.

Buy your tickets or you'll be sorry Now that they've announced the BIG band (Linkin freakin' Park) DeLuna Fest tickets are going bump to their full price very, very soon. So your days to get the lower advanced rate are winding down.

Hip-Hop Don't Stop Sluggo's is having their monthly hip-hop event this week and you aren't going to want to miss it. This month's party features sets by the almost world famous Skratch-Aholix and a slew of others. Sluggo's, 9.m. Friday Aug. 26. 101 S. Jefferson St.

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The P'Cola music scene certainly has been missing The Gills and thankfully they've been missing us too. The boys are back home and they're playing a last minute show at Blazzues. 8 p.m. Saturday Aug. 27. blazzues. com

Don't Forget… to buy your tickets for the Okkervil River show. Seriously, Sept. 15th will be here you before you know it. And you might want check out the openers Wye Oak before the show, too—we just did and totally fell in love.

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WINE TASTING AT AWM 5 p.m. Thursdays. Aragon Wine Market, 27 S. Ninth Ave. 433-9463 or EMERGING LEADERS SOCIETY PARTY 5:30 p.m. Reservations required. Blazzues Blues and Jazz Club, 200 S. Palafox. 444-7147. SUNSETS AT PLAZA DE LUNA 5:30 p.m. Knee Deep will perform and Barbie will entertain the kids. Plaza de Luna, at the end of Palafox. 4351695 or HERB CLASS & CANCER PREVENTION 5:30 p.m. Video presentation by Dr. Lorraine Day. Ever’man Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden St. 4380402 or

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SUMMMER COUNTRY JAM FEATURING JAMES WESLEY 6 p.m. Opening act, Lucas Crutchfield. 8 p.m. Show starts. The Deck at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or DAVID DUNN 6 p.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or GREENHOUSE LOUNGE, SIR CHARLES, DIGITAL ORGANIX 7 p.m. $8-$10. The Handlebar, 319 N. Tarragona St. 434-9060 or BUD SMITH 7 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or RONNIE LEVINE 7 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. 932-4139 or HOLLY SHELTON 7 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Café, 4 21 W. Belmont St. 912-4 856 or KARAOKE WITH BECKY 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Sabine Sandbar, 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 9343141 or MO JILES 8 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or DUELING PIANOS 8 p.m. Thursdays. Rosie O’Grady’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or DJ MR LAO 8 p.m. Thursdays. Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or

that you can stay directly on the DeLuna Fest festival site? The DeLuna Fest on-site hotels are the most affordable way to experience bands such as Linkin Park, Jane's Addiction, Weezer and The Shins right from the balcony of your hotel room. All rooms include tickets to the festival. Some hotel packages are as low as $94 a night per person. Check out for more information and to book your DeLuna Fest 2011 hotel package. Tickets are on sale now for only $149 for all three days.

DJ TREY STEIN 9 p.m. Apple Annie’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or TIMBERHAWK 9 p.m. End O’ the Alley at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or THE SKYLINE KINGS 9 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or COLLEGE DANCE NIGHT 9 p.m. Thursdays. Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or LIVE MUSIC 9:30 p.m. Thursdays. Intermission, 214 S. Palafox. 433-6208.

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AUTO RACING 8 a.m. Five Flags Speedway, 7451 Pine Forest Road. 944-8400 or ‘DRIVE AGAINST CRIME’ GOLF TOURNAMENT 11 a.m. Scenic Hills Country Club, 8891 Burning Tree Road. 436-9387 or WINE TASTING AT DK 4:30 p.m. Fridays. Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox. 438-4688 or WINE TASTING AT SEVILLE QUARTER 5 p.m. Fridays. Palace Café at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or WINE TASTING AT CITY GROCERY 5:15 p.m. Fridays. City Grocery, 2050 N. 12th Ave. 469-8100.

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If you are anything like the IN staff, you are already looking forward to next month's annual Pensacola Seafood Festival. But just in case you needed even more incentive to get excited, they've announced their entertainment headliners, too. National music groups Drivin' N Cryin' and Emerson Drive will perform Friday and Saturday night at the festival. HERE'S THE FULL SCHEDULE: Friday, Sept. 23 5-6:30 p.m. The Reunion Band 7-9 p.m. Breakfast Club 9:30-11 p.m. Drivin' N Cryin'

Saturday, Sept. 24 5-6:30 p.m. Katie Rogers 7-9 p.m. Adam Holt Band 9:30-11 p.m. Emerson Drive Sunday, Sept. 26 Favorite local bands soon to be announced Seafood Festival will be Sept. 23-25 in historic Seville Square, Fountain Park and Bartram Park, presented by Fiesta of Five Flags and Florida Blue. Admission is free. Admission to Bartram Park, where the entertainment stage will be located, will be $5 after 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. For additional information about the Pensacola Seafood Festival check out the Fiesta of Five Flags website,

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LEE MELTON 3 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or LUCAS CRUTCHFIELD 5 p.m. Fridays. The Deck at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or JAM SANDWICH 6 p.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or MARC KAUL 6 p.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or SOUNDS OF SUMMER AT THE BEACH 6 p.m. Secondhand Soul will perform. Quietwater Shell

SOUTHERN BREEZE, RONNIE MILLER 7 p.m. Sabine Sandbar, 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 9343141 or GARY TALLEY 7 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or THE BLENDERS 7 p.m. Hub Stacey’s Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 469-1001 or THE BUDZ 7 p.m. Hub Stacey’s at the Point, 5851 Galvez Road. 497-0071 or 3 AMIGOS DUO 7 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. 932-4139 or CONFUSED LITTLE GIRL, SLOWPOKE RODRIGUEZ, SWAMP SITTERS 7 p.m. $7. The Handlebar, 319 N. Tarragona St. 434-9060 or FLYING 75 7 p.m. Paddy O’ Leary’s Irish Pub, 49 Via de Luna Drive. 916-9808 or SAWMILL & GUESTS 7 p.m. Chumuckla’s Farmers’ Opry, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road. 994-9219 or

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by Grant Hutchinson

What’s Your Fantasy? Will Chris Johnson’s contract holdout affect his play? Can Michael Vick stay healthy for a full season? Does Peyton Hillis really have what it takes to be a top-tier running back? Ten years ago, sports analysts, agents and coaches would be the only ones concerning themselves with these questions. But the rise of fantasy football has changed everything. Now everyone’s a player. Barstool experts espouse intricate strategies while recalling last week’s player stats with frightening accuracy. College students bombard message boards with insults and braggadocio. Players everywhere attack the waiver wire, jousting over the hot up-and-comers. Pensacola is no stranger to the fun. There are thousands of fantasy owners in the area, and local business owners have begun to adopt special promotions and events to accommodate them. Pensacola Beach’s The Break and The Islander began hosting fantasy drafts about five years ago. “We found that most leagues struggle with finding a good spot to hold their drafts and jumped at the chance to have them here at no cost,” says Break owner Dave Kelly. Kelly opens rooms at The Break and The Islander for draft parties of 12 to 20 people, most of which last three to four hours. Food and drink specials are a natural fit, usually $1 drafts, shot specials, and free wings and pizza. Kelly says that the promotion has been a big success and has given a lot of leagues an ideal draft location. “I suppose very few wives and girlfriends want 16 guys in their homes talking football and drinking beer for four hours at a time.” While many wives and girlfriends might agree with Kelly, some local women are more likely to join in on the fantasy fun.

“We had a vote and a lot of dialogue on whether we would each contribute gift cards or cash for the winnings. There really wasn't too much trash talk, and when there was, it was extremely mild and usually ended with encouragement.” As fantasy football crosses boundaries, gender and otherwise, the sport or game or whatever you want to call it seems to have impacted nearly every aspect of the game. But that transition did not happen overnight. Fantasy football’s origins trace back to 1988, when Gary Chiappetta and David Mcnamara became engaged in an argument over who was better—Randall Cunningham or Jim Everett. Chiapetta and Mcnamara began tracking the players’ performances. They later added more players, each forming his own team. Soon their friends wanted to join the fun, and the men created a full league with official rules.

A few years ago, Pensacola resident Shannon Preston joined a league with her husband. Preston says that, while she initially wasn’t very enthusiastic about fantasy football, she found herself becoming obsessed with it as the weeks went on. This burgeoning enthusiasm inspired her to create a new kind of fantasy league. “I wanted to introduce my girlfriends to this newfound fun, but I figured many of them would be intimidated to play against guys who

"There really wasn't too much trash talk, and when there was, it was extremely mild and usually ended with encouragement.”

have been involved in (fantasy football) for years,” says Preston. “So…I started an all-girls league.” Preston says that while the league is very competitive, her husband often teases her about the “girly” aspects of all-girl fantasy football.

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Johnny Apple-Eyes: Livin’ the Fever Dream From playing “Music for Music’s Sake” and “Shaking up the Scene”, all the way to the here and now, “Livin’ the Fever Dream”. Battling changes, growing pains, the forces of the universe, the power of friendship, and the passion that drives doing what you love have collided, resulting in the birth of “Fever Dream”. This dynamic and much anticipated EP boasts chilling and refreshingly all natural three-part harmonies and represents a more “grown-up but still growing” Johnny Apple-Eyes. Unique in its composition, “Fever Dream” is a story in itself of how the band has changed over the past three years and represents an awakening of a new season of ideas. While the selected tracks showcase three individual songwriters, they flow together quite seamlessly, yielding something that while slightly complex in nature, is undeniably ear pleasing. The individual artistry has resulted in a melodic mix of something beautiful—from the catchy, energetic opening track “Waiting” to the heavier, gradually building enchantment that “Fever” delivers, transitioning into a soothing keyboard-driven introduction in “Love for Fun”. Catching up with Johnny Apple-Eyes is much like sitting around a table with friends; no really, it is exactly that. Best friends and strangers alike, anyone can see through talking to them for even a few minutes the heart and soul that exists behind the music. The IN is here to affirm that beyond simply writing songs, they are writing a story they are sharing through their music. “At its core, music is purely a means of expression of what you have to say, whether musically or lyrically,” Jennifer Morgan (keyboards, vocals) expressed. Like most other acts, new bands and new influences have shaped Johnny Apple-Eyes; however, the majority of their changes have

been part of a developmental growing process undergone individually and together. “We were originally going to be a Southern Americana folk band, but then our guitars got louder and louder and here we are. We are figuring out more and more what we are wanting to do,” Jarrod Burris (guitar, vocals) shared. They explain the direction in which they are going as one that is more melodic, more steady and less of a “rock band”. As Geoff Peck (bass, vocals) shared, experimenting with different instruments and new sounds was a phase that opened a door.


None of the members of Johnny AppleEyes are strangers to the world of DIY “Do It Yourself” projects. Through late nights and the balancing of hectic schedules, the group has managed to execute this EP as their latest DIY endeavor, completed in-home by drummer Paul Kimsal. “In half of Jennifer’s vocals there is chicken cooking in the background. You can make that a quote,” said Peck. Although this time they outsourced the artwork to friend Jay Martin, allowing him to draw something he felt was indicative of the music and sharing a new perspective, the screen-printing of the artwork for the album will be another DIY group effort project

under the lead of Richard Humphreys (guitar, keyboards).


As with most bands, Johnny Apple-Eyes got to where they are as a part of a journey and a collaborative process. Everyone has a few things they want to credit as honorable mentions, one of these for Johnny Apple-Eyes being Friends Fight label mates, El Cantador. “Us recording the split EP with El Cantador changed the direction we both were going in; obviously, in getting together, collaborating with keys and adding vocals on top of each other’s and getting more into sounds and different instrumentation,” Peck shares. “They are a lot of the reason that we are still around if you ask me. We went through a lot of growing pains,” Burris added.


Johnny Apple-Eyes has already released the EP on Bandcamp, available for $3. You can also pick up the hard copy at their show this Saturday at The Blind Mule in Mobile for just $4. If you like what you hear, (which you

will, no pressure) be on the lookout for a CD release on the home front in late September. As far as recording and the future goes, although the future is an uncertain beast, Peck explained, “Our goals and priorities have certainly become writing good songs, playing when we can, maybe recording more and putting out more stuff. Even if we are not playing as much, we will still be giving you good music.


“We are going to try and write more songs that just feel good. Right guys?”–Burris “Yeah!”–Peck & Morgan “That’s a great quote. If you only knew we really have no idea.”–Peck “I guess that is part of the beauty of it. I don’t think anyone ever really knows. You make what you make.”–Burris “It’s the only thing we’re good at. We’re not good at fantasy football or anything like that.”–Peck “Speak for yourself.”–Burris “Do what you love everybody!”–Burris “Read the blogs y’all.”–Peck “Check out our EP y’all!”–Morgan {in}


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Happy Birthday Vinyl It has only been a year since Vinyl Music Hall opened its doors, yet it is hard to imagine downtown Pensacola without the cool little venue on the corner of Palafox and Garden. Vinyl has quickly become a staple for music, not only here in Pensacola, but along the entire Gulf Coast. So far in year one, a who’s who of fantastic artists have stopped in to get down, some more than once, which speaks volumes, as some of those artists might not have been able to play our town otherwise, while also offering up some rare opportunities for local acts to share the stage with some of their favorites, be it legends of funk like George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic or Dr. John, or punk rock pioneers such as Misfits and Face to Face. Hip-hop, dub-step, rock, pop, reggae—you name it, it has been featured at Vinyl this year. The one-year anniversary bash is all set, featuring one of VMH’s favorite standouts and future DeLuna Fest artists The Constellations. IN caught up with the man behind booking the shows, Chris Wilkes, to chat about what the first year was like for VMH and what we can expect to see in the future. IN: Congratulations on the first anniversary of Vinyl Music Hall. All in all, it’s been a pretty good year, don’t you think? WILKES: It’s been a great year. We’ve come out of nowhere and really begun to build a reputation for not only the venue, but the market here as a whole. I’m consistently blown away by some of the talent that we’ve been able to get in here in our first year. IN: Were there ever any doubts about how well received the venue would be, especially after some of the not-so-well attended shows? But then again, hit or miss is the name of the game.

WILKES: The concept of this venue was really foreign to a lot of people in this area. Pensacola has not had a strictly event driven, dedicated live music venue in as long as I can remember, and I have been going to shows here for 20-plus years. We look at other, similar venues in the Southeast and on the East Coast as a template. We’re trying to bring that same experience to Pensacola, albeit on a smaller level, because this is a smaller market. IN: When the concept of Vinyl began taking shape, you posted a sheet in Hopjacks asking people to jot down who they would love to see at Vinyl. How many of those wishes have been granted? Also, which of your personal favorites have you been able to bring in? WILKES: I couldn’t even venture a guess on this. I do know that at least 30 or so of the bands we’ve had here are ones that popped up repeatedly on numerous physical and online wish lists, and that number is only going to grow in our second year as we have more cache’ on the touring circuit now and our name is not just known in Pensacola. As far as personal favorites for me, The Psychedelic Furs, Strike Anywhere, The Queers, Misfits, Robert Randolph, Rasputina, Agent Orange, The Electric Six and Dick Dale were all bands that I was a huge fan of before they performed here. IN: While not so much a venue that holds many local showcases, you have always looked to the local crop when booking

Electric Six, and I don’t think anyone here at the club (or in town) knew much of anything about them at that point. They proceeded to absolutely kill that night, blowing away both the crowd and everyone working here. We immediately set a date for them to come back as headliners and word of mouth on them had gotten around by then and they totally packed the house.

openers. How important is it to you to make sure that our local artists have an opportunity to play the venue? WILKES: We try to get locals on shows whenever we can, but artist management really dictates if and when we can add a local band to a show or not. They also often dictate who those bands are (a process known as “support approval”). When adding a local to a show we look for the quality of the band, what kind of online presence they have, are these people just in it for fun or are they really out there promoting themselves and the shows they are playing, and does the band fit the show? Now, we often mix genres within the same show. Nobody wants to go see four bands in a row that sound exactly the same, but we do try and keep at least a vague sense of cohesion in the bills. IN: The Constellations are almost the Vinyl Music Hall house band by now. What is it about this certain group that really made such an impression on you, and how stoked are you to have them performing for your anniversary celebration? WILKES: Thrilled, to say the least. All it took was one text message and they jumped at the idea. The Constellations rolled in here last October as support for The

IN: Any exclusive announcements or cool info on upcoming events? WILKES: No exclusive announcements right now, but the rest of 2011 is going to be packed with more big names and talent than downtown Pensacola has seen since the days of Spring Fest. We’re really excited to be bringing such a diverse calendar down here. From moe (one of the biggest jam bands on the planet right now) to X (absolutely classic punk rock band whose influence on not just punk, but alternative, folk and indie rock is still being felt today), to Fishbone (one of my favorite bands in high school and still one of the best live bands out there) to Los Lonely Boys and indie heavy hitters like Okkervil River and Junior Boys. Year one was the dress rehearsal for Vinyl. Year two is going to be the real eye—and ear—opener. {in}


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A News of the Weird Classic (April 1998) In March (1998), trial began in Lesli Szabo’s $1.7 million lawsuit against a Hamilton, Ontario, hospital for not making her 1993 childbirth pain-free. (Physicians said that painless childbirth cannot be achieved without the anesthesia’s endangering the child.) Szabo admitted to previous run-ins with physicians, explaining, “When I’m in pain, the (words) that come out of my mouth would curl your hair.” In the lawsuit, Szabo said she expected to be able to read or knit while the baby was being delivered. (The parties eventually settled the lawsuit.)

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The Pervo-American Community Beginning in 2002, a man was reported sidling up to women on crowded New York City subway trains and rubbing against them until he ejaculated. Police were unable to identify him but were concerned enough that they obtained an indictment—“naming” the suspect only as whoever’s DNA it was who committed the subway crimes. In July 2011, they finally obtained a match, to Darnell Hardware, 26, who had been in the system repeatedly (drug and indecent-exposure charges) but not until July in offenses that obligated collection of DNA.

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Government in Action! Of the 1,500 judges who referee disputes as to whether someone qualifies for Social Security disability benefits, David Daugherty of West Virginia is the current soft-touch champion, finding for the claimant about 99 percent of the time (compared to judges’ overall rate of 60 percent). As The Wall Street Journal reported in May, Daugherty decided many of the cases without hearings or with the briefest of questioning, including batches of cases brought by the same lawyer. He criticized his less lenient colleagues, who “act like it’s their own damn money we’re giving away.” (A week after the Journal report, Judge Daugherty was placed on leave, pending an investigation.)

Police Report In June, the Five Guys Burger and Fries restaurant in White Plains, N.Y., was robbed by fi ve guys (well, actually, four guys and a woman). One of the guys worked at Five Guys. All fi ve “guys” were arrested.

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Redneck Chronicles (1) Roy Griffith, 60, John Sanborn, 53, and Douglas Ward, 55, were arrested in Deerfield Township, Mich., in July and charged with stealing a 14-footlong stuffed alligator from a barn, dragging it away with their truck, and using it to surf in the mud (“mudbogging”). When the gator’s owner tracked down the three nearby, they denied the theft and insisted that theirs is an altogether-different 14-foot-long stuffed alligator. (Ward’s blood-alcohol reading was 0.40.) (2) When deputies in Monroe County, Tenn., arrested a woman for theft in August, they learned that one of the items stolen was a 150-year-old Vatican-certified holy relic based on the Veil of Veronica (supposedly used to wipe Jesus’ face before the crucifi xion). The painting had been stolen from the closet of a trailer home on a back road in the Tennessee mountains, where a local named “Frosty,” age 73, had kept it for 20 years with no idea of its significance.

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Arkansas Time Machine, Back to the 1950s: In McGehee, a town of 4,200 in southeastern Arkansas, a black girl (Kym Wimberly) who had finished first in her senior class was named only “co-”valedictorian after officials at McGehee High changed the rules to avoid what one called a potential “big mess.” As a result, in an ironic twist on “affirmative action,” the highest-scoring white student was elevated to share top honors. Said Kym’s mother, “We (all) know if the tables were turned, there wouldn’t be a co-valedictorian.” In July, the girl filed a lawsuit against the school and the protocol-changing principal.

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We recently stopped by after a concert at The Wharf and enjoyed ourselves by simply watching the unique personalities that come through.


Bottomless mimosas at Atlas on Sundays=Sunday Funday for anyone.

To get away from the downtown crowd occasionally, I love to kayak down Blackwater River, starting at a point off Red Rock road. It’s so peaceful.

Norma’s Champagne Chicken Salad has to be the best thing ever made. I cannot get enough of it. I almost have to order two portions.

Arts & Culture:

A couple of friends introduced me to City Grocery a couple of months back. The Bourbon Street Melt is mouth watering. We enjoyed an afternoon with our sandwiches, drinking wine and catching up.

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When taking a ride on the weekends we like to stop at Harley Davidson. I always find something that’s useful. I thoroughly enjoy my quiet time away from it all, and Barnes and Noble is just the place to escape. Browsing through new books while sipping a Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha is bliss.

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When Play has Skee Ball on Monday nights, it’s like going to Chuck E. Cheese’s all over again but with fierce competition. You mention Hopjacks and I’m there. Draft beers are half off on Sunday. Only place in town I can get a Hummingbird, a must-try mixed draft!


The Fish House just started the Summer Country Jam on Thursday Nights. Bringing in upcoming talent to the area for a free concert, I wouldn’t miss it. Ever since Intermission became smoke free, I find myself being drawn to the quirky atmosphere. The absolute best people watching around the area is at Flora Bama.

Gallery Nights are a must attend for me. There are many familiar faces and so much talent to been seen throughout the businesses.

I’m a festival junkie. When I’m not helping plan and market the Fiesta of Five Flags festivals (Pensacola Seafood Festival and Pensacola Crawfish Festival), I’m attending any festival that will let me in. As a Krewe member, attending the Pensacola Mardi Gras festivities in downtown Pensacola is always a good time for frivolity and good ole people watching.

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