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High School is in hot water for not being more forthcoming in helping law enforcement investigate the possible sexual assault in one of his classrooms. Instead of letting Escambia County Sheriff ’s Office handle it, Shackle had his staff question the victim, suspect and witnesses. They determine no crime was committed, but ECSO had a different finding, leading to the arrest of the 16-year-old suspect. Was the principal following the instructions from his superiors?

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former educators in the audience. Thomas doesn’t give speeches. Benny never used the words The Escambia County “my school district.” Superintendent of Schools The same can be said preaches. The sermons are about Jim Paul, who was the an odd blend of hubris and a first two-term school superincollection of positives about tendent in Escambia County his school district. The “his” in over two decades. Paul was is emphasized because in the an introvert, but his pride in the course of 30 minutes of rapid-fire accomplishments of his staff and shouting, Thomas students rang out will use “I,” “me” in every one of his THOMAS HAS TIME TO CHECK and “my” over 150 HIS EGO. HE HAS JUST PASSED THE speeches. He dealt times–yes, I actuwith controversy HALFWAY POINT OF HIS TERM AND ally counted them head-on and never HAS ABOUT 15 MONTHS TO OVERCOME hesitated to apoloduring a recent Thomas speech. gize for missteps HIS MISSTEPS. A folksy Art and take corrective Linkletter-type moment about a kinaction. Jim stayed out of the limelight and dergartener who is an only child calling let others garner the praise. herself the “lonely child” becomes an One should expect a school superintenopportunity for the superintendent to talk dent to focus on the positives, such as the about how hard he works and how he feels academic teams and plethora of magnet like a lonely child at times. The audience schools, as Thomas does. However, there is learns how he ref lects at the end of every the risk of demagoguery when hyperbole day and that the current talk is one of leads to a less than realistic picture of the three or four public meetings that he will issues facing the school district. have or has had that day. During the course of his speeches, When he finishes, the audience is left Thomas takes a shot at those who focus wondering whether Escambia County on what he calls the “warts” of his even had public schools before Thomas schools. Demagogues don’t like criticism. was elected. Transparency is anathema to them. They This is in sharp contrast to the don’t like anyone questioning their decispeeches of two former school superinten- sions or pointing out inconsistencies in dents, Benny Russell and Jim Paul, who their statements. only mentioned themselves when they Benny and Jim understood that queswished to take responsibility for a probtions would be asked and decisions challem in their districts. lenged. They embraced the opportunity Bennett C. Russell served as superinto better explain a decision and improve tendent for Santa Rosa County schools for their school systems. Malcolm Thomas? 20 years, until he succumbed to cancer Not so much. in 1999. The former pro football player Thomas has time to check his ego. He might have occasionally mangled the Eng- has just passed the halfway point of his lish language, but he always gave credit, term and has about 15 months to overby name, to his board, principals, teachers come his missteps. It will be interesting to and students. The first five minutes of a see if he does. Benny Russell speech was spent recognizing community leaders and current and








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hat’s what the Tate High School student told his mother over his cell phone on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 1. He was scared and nauseous having watched an older classmate force a 14-year-old girl to perform oral sex while the suspect’s buddies laughed and blocked the teacher’s view. The boy was calling his mother from the school bathroom. According to her son, he heard Raymond Teamer, 16, tell the victim that she was going to suck his penis. She said, “Yeah, right. Not in this lifetime.” Then the witness looked over and he saw her head in Teamer’s crotch with his hand on her neck and head forcing the girl on to his genitals. The girl had her hand on a computer desk and a chair trying to get up, but Teamer was too strong, according to the boy. Teamer finally let her up to breathe. The girl was coughing, gagging and spitting. The witness told his mother that he saw fear and helplessness in the victim’s eyes as Teamer forced her back down on him. Finally she got away and ran to the bathroom. The older boys laughed at her as she left the room, asking her why her hair was messed up. The mother shared this after the IN agreed to protect her and her son’s

cent exposure. On Friday, March 18, he was denied bond and held over for trial in juvenile court on April 13. The tale of why it took nearly two weeks to arrest the suspect is almost a controversial as the crime itself. Cover-ups don’t sit well in Escambia County, especially when children are involved. Under Florida law, school officials are required to report allegations of sexual battery to law enforcement. Instead, Tate officials conducted their own investigation, concluded the sex act was consensual and suspended both the suspect and the victim. It wasn’t until the witness’s mother got frustrated with how Tate High Principal Richard Shackle was handling the possible assault that

“WHO WILL BELIEVE ME? IT’S THAT BOY AND HIS TWO FRIENDS. THEY WERE LAUGHING WHILE HE WAS DOING IT.” identities. She was worried about retaliation against her son. Teamer was arrested Monday, March 14 on the charges of second-degree sexual battery and inde-

she contacted the Escambia County Sheriff ’s Office late Thursday, March 3. Capt. Dale Tharp, who supervises the school resource officers (SRO), spoke to the mother the next day and had SRO Deputy Bobby Smalls file a report on the incident. Later, when questioned by reporters, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas said the SRO had been told by the school of the possible assault on Wednesday, March 2. The attack on the deputy made Sheriff David Morgan furious, who made it clear to the local media that only a vague passing remark about a possible “sexual incident” had been made at the end of the day before Smalls went off duty. Smalls spent the next day on patrol and nothing was said to the school’s other resource officer while administrators were questioning students.

SCHOOL BUNGLES INVESTIGATION According to the mother of the witness, the school’s investigation of the incident was poorly handled. When she got off the phone with her son on March 1, the mother said that the hair stood up on the back of her neck. “I immediately called the school guidance officer and told them that I needed them to get my son out of class and to call home immediately,” she told me. The boy told her that he hung up because he was scared of Teamer and his friends. “You don’t understand, mom. These guys are scary.” The boy gave more details of the assault but then hung up again, afraid someone might overhear him.

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The mother called back and talked to the guidance counselor. “Something happened in my son’s fourth-period class. I need to talk with the teacher…it was a sexual assault,” the mother told the counselor. After sher heard the mother’s story, the teacher told her that she had to inform Ms. Terry Colburn, the assistant principal. Colburn then called the mother. “I spill my guts to Ms. Colburn,” she told me. The mother gave Colburn the names of victim and the suspect. She agreed to call the assistant principal back after she learned more from her son when he got on the bus. The son called from the bus and gave more details. “Momma, if you tell, I’m going to get beaten up,” the boy told his mother. “Who will believe me? It’s that boy and his two friends. They were laughing while he was doing it.” She got all the names and called Colburn back and gave her the details. That evening she sat down with her son and made him tell and retell what happened. “I drilled him like an interrogator would,” she told the IN. “I didn’t want to know anything but the truth.” That same night, Principal Richard Shackle notified his direct supervisor, Carolyn Spooner, the district’s director of high school education. No one at the school called the victim’s mother. The next morning, Wednesday, March 2, the witness’s mother called Ms. Colburn and told her, “These are the details completely and totally. I want to be straight up with you. My son is scared to death. I need you to guarantee me that you’re going to protect my son.” Then Dean David Venettozzi called her, and according to the mother, he said that he had talked to the kids, and that no one, including her son, admitted to anything happening in the classroom. She told him, “Dean Venettozzi, my son is lying to you. He’s scared to death. You need to go and question every one of them. This is what happened…” The mother proceeded to tell the dean what happened. “I realized that this was the first time that he had actually heard what had gone on.” The mother confronted her son when he came home. He admitted to lying the first time and said that Teamer had been telling students in the class what to tell the dean. The second time he was interviewed he said that he told most of what he saw. The boy was called in yet a third time

to give a written statement. Teamer was sitting inside Dean Venettozzi’s office when he walked up. The boy told his mother that he felt sick. “I felt like I was going to throw up.” The witness went into Dean Greg

TREATMENT OF VICTIM The mother of the victim told WEAR TV 3 that she didn’t know about the incident until two days after it occurred. According to the mother, Venettozzi told her that the school had statements from witnesses that the sex was consensual. Despite the mother’s protestations that her daughter had been forced, the school suspended the girl and told her that the suspension might extend to the remainder of the semester. Under Florida law, lewd or lascivious battery occurs when a person engages in sexual activity with a person 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age. Neither the victim’s lack of chastity nor the victim’s consent is a defense to the crime. The school district didn’t end her daughter’s suspension until three days after the suspect was arrested. The mother of the witness eventually made contact with the victim’s mother. She learned that the victim’s mother had repeatedly tried to reach Superintendent Thomas, but he didn’t return her calls. When he finally took her call, Thomas was abrupt and giving her little time to ask questions, according to the mother. According to Florida Department of Education database of crime incidents on campuses, Tate High has a weak record for reporting sexual offenses to law enforcement. For 2009-2010, DOE was notified of two sexual offenses at the school. Neither was reported to law enforcement. Across Florida, public schools reported last year 1,341 sex offenses to DOE, of which 84 percent were turned over to law enforcement. The Escambia School District only reported 18 percent of its sex offenses to law enforcement for the same period. After ECSO released documents showing how Tate officials hampered the investigation, Thomas told the media that he would conduct his own investigation into how the school handled the incident. He gave no deadline for when his investigation would be completed or if its findings would be published. The victim has been threatened on several local websites and has yet to return to school. The boy who reported the sexual battery lives in fear of retaliation.

DESPITE THE MOTHER’S PROTESTATIONS THAT HER DAUGHTER HAD BEEN FORCED, THE SCHOOL SUSPENDED THE GIRL AND TOLD HER THAT THE SUSPENSION MIGHT EXTEND TO THE REMAINDER OF THE SEMESTER. Blackmon’s office, where he wrote about a seven-line statement on the sexual assault, according to the mother. On Thursday, March 3, the mother called Principal Shackle to find out what was going on. She told the IN that Shackle was vague and defensive. She asked if the victim had been suspended. Frustrated over her son’s safety, treatment of the victim and what she perceived as lack of concern by the principal, she called the ECSO that evening.






THE ESCAMBIA SCHOOL DISTRICT ONLY REPORTED 18 PERCENT OF ITS SEX OFFENSES TO LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR THE 2009-10 SCHOOL YEAR, ACCORDING TO FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. On Monday, March 7, ECSO sex crimes investigator Vannessa Carmona went to Tate High School. Venettozzi told her that word had come from “downtown” that administrators couldn’t speak with her. Although Deputy Superintendent Norm Ross later told Capt. Tharp no such directive had come from the district headquarters, it would be another week before Carmona would interview Shackle, Colburn and Venettozzi. The Sheriff’s Office came to a completely different conclusion than Tate officials. Three witnesses in the classroom admitted to Carmona that Teamer had exposed his penis in class. All had observed the victim’s face in his crotch and that it appeared as if she was performing oral sex on him. The victim said she hadn’t told the faculty what had occurred because she feared retaliation from Teamer and his friends. Teamer admitted that he exposed his himself because the victim asked him to do it and that she willingly performed oral sex on him. He was arrested March 14 after he gave these statements.

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36 S. Palafox 478-4250 Elebash’s opened in 1919 in downtown Pensacola and has been providing exceptional jewelry for over 90 years. They offer designer jewelry, as well as the option of customizing. “The quality of the merchandise has really helped us out,” said Patrick Elebash, a fourth-generation jeweler who has been working at the shop for six years. On April 2, as a thank you to all of their loyal customers over the past 90 years, Elebash’s is having a “diamond dash.” People will register online in teams of two and will compete for a $10,000 Simon G ring. Those competing will receive clues via text that lead them to a spot in Pensacola. They will have to answer a question to get the next clue sent until they have answered all the questions and have arrived at the final location. Over 150 teams of two have already registered. Clues will be sent to different numbers in a different order so not everyone will be running around downtown at the same time, to the same location. “I wanted to do something different,” Elebash said. “We’re going to have the ability to highlight a lot of downtown businesses and maybe people will see some things they’ve never seen before— and someone will win a big ring.” To enter the contest, go to

The Fish House

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The Fish House’s signature dish is Grits a Yaya- smoked gouda cheese grits smothered in a sauce of fresh cream, sautéed gulf shrimp, spinach, Portobello mushrooms, apple wood smoked bacon, garlic, and shallots. The Fish House has been visited by public officials, mayors, governors, and just about everyone in Pensacola at one time or another. Ladies night is held on their 3,500 square foot deck every Wednesday night and offers $2 drinks, live music, and a huge crowd to mingle with.

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1010 N. 12th Ave. 433-7336 Located in the old Sacred Heart Hospital building, Ozone is full of character and good pizza. Posters of Billie Holiday and Bob Dylan are arranged next to gumball machines and howling wolf prints. Ozone has several unique pizza offerings, such as the Ponderosa Stomp, which utilizes grilled chicken and barbeque sauce, and The Nutty Irish-

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1010 Fort Pickens Road 932-4139 Peg Leg Pete’s has been around for 20 years and has the most affordable seafood on the beach. And it’s fun. Live music every night and specials every day bring families, locals and tourists back time and time again. People can eat downstairs at the “Underwhere Bar” and listen to the band and enjoy the open air. Even Jimmy Page had to stop by when he was in town. “We’re not afraid to change with the times,” said owner Scott Amberson. Peg Leg Pete’s is always incorporating new additions into their well-known building and menu. This year, the restaurant held its 2nd Annual Peg Leg Pete’s Oyster Festival, which was a huge success—an encouraging sign for a seafood restaurant after the oil spill.

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3012 E. Cervantes St. 435-9222 The merchandise and staff are great at Running Wild, but what sets them apart from the other fitness stores is their dedication to the lifestyle. They have scheduled runs for every day of the week except Sunday, and offer 5K and 10K runs every week, as well as training for the runs. Each year, they also host the Double Bridge Run, Bayou Hills Run, Pensacola Marathon, and High Heel Dash, a 150-yard dash that you can either walk or run—in high heels. The dash benefits breast cancer research.

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20 E. Gregory St. 438-3186 Founded in 1851, Pensacola Hardware is the oldest business in Pensacola. “There are a lot of reasons why we’re still around,” said Jimmy Coe, President of Pensacola Hardware. “We provide a product that the customer wants, and we’re still providing what they want.” Pensacola Hardware offers a plethora of products including masonry materials, concrete products, hand tools, adhesives, plumbing supplies and paint. The list goes on and the customers keep coming.


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Celebrations creates arrangements for weddings, funerals, parties and other special events. They offer potted plants and home décor centerpieces as well as silk or dried flowers and have the freshest selection of flower arrangements in Pensacola.


Some of our local shops were doing so well that they had to open new locations. There’s nothing wrong with a little expansion, especially when you’re branching out into other cities, like a few of these have.

Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom

10 S. Palafox 497-6073 Hopjacks is easily one of the most popular bars in Pensacola. Drive down Palafox on any given night of the week and you’ll notice that most of the time, there’s a large, loud crowd milling around the doors of Hopjacks. Maybe it’s their pizza. Maybe it’s the fact that they have PBR on tap, but something about the place just hooks people in. “We live by a few choice phrases, like, ‘Hot Pizza, Cold Beer, and Cool Music,’ said Joe Abston, owner of Hopjacks. “And we welcome everyone.” Hopjacks opened in February of 2008 and by October, they had already decided to open a second location in Mobile, Ala. “It was a great location in a city that needed an amazing food selection and beer until late, 365 days a year, like Pensacola,” Abston said. The Pensacola location is thriving, and it’s been rumored that another Hopjacks might be springing up somewhere. “We are looking at an undisclosed location in the Pensacola area,” Abston said. “I am currently interviewing for investment partners as we speak!”

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Nacho Daddies

34 S. Palafox 433-5333 Branded as a taco and nacho cantina, Nacho Daddies is finally open on Palafox Street. They are bringing the much-needed option of affordable Mexican food to downtown. Quesadillas, burritos, tacos, guacamole and, of course, nachos. The menu is inexpensive and you can get an entrée and a drink for around $10. Nacho Daddies also has beer and wine available. Ryan and Erika Thomas, chefs and owners of Portabello Market inside the Pensacola Little Theatre, are the proud new owners of Nacho Daddies, so you know the food will be fabulous.

Running Wild

Pensacola - 3012 E. Cervantes St. 435-9222 Fairhope, Ala. - 214 Fairhope Ave. (251) 990-4412 The Running Wild Fairhope location offers all of the same quality merchandise as well as the daily and weekly running schedules. The only difference is that a different community will be able to get involved in the same great running programs and events.

Santino ’s

8102 N. Davis Highway 637-1165 4771 Suite C-1 Bayou Blvd. 474-0400 368 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze 932-1211 Santino’s bakes their own bread daily and offers salads, grinders, and of course, pizza. Their new location on Davis highway was a smart move, considering it’s right next to the University of West Florida, and college kids love pizza. Santino’s also has a Gulf Breeze and a Milton location for all of your quality pizza needs.

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32 S. Palafox 434-8948 Campbell’s hand-crafted fine jewelry is a direct inspiration from the world around her. Several pieces have somewhat organic shapes, and contain natural radiating colors. Campbell’s shop also offers a variety of jewelry from other American designers in a variety of styles, shapes and colors. Pendants, earrings, bracelets, diamond rings. No matter the woman’s age or taste, there is something here for her. | INDEPENDENT NEWS | MARCH 24, 2011 | WWW.INWEEKLY.NET  


This is the crop of businesses that are sure to be on your list of favorites if they’re not already. They might be new, but they know how to work it.

The Grand Marlin

400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 The Grand Marlin is definitely one of the more upscale restaurants on the beach. Their menu changes daily to ensure the quality and freshness of their seafood. Patrons appreciate the care given to the food and the view isn’t what you’d call lacking. The restaurant overlooks the sound, and also offers seats at the outdoor bar, The North Drop. The Grand Marlin offers an extensive drink menu, including wine and specialty drinks. People come out and enjoy a nice glass of wine while overlooking the sound and appreciate the fact that there aren’t as many rambunctious children running around barefoot like some of the other options on the beach.

Jackalope ’s Saloon

2907 E. Cervantes St. 434-0050 Windi and Leer Baker decided to open Jackalope’s at what might have been the worst time—May 2010, just a month after the BP oil spill. “People were like, ‘Why are you opening right now with the way the economy is and everything?’” Windi Baker said. Windi and husband Leer decided to just open anyway. A year later, they are drawing quite the crowd. “I think just surviving this year makes us successful,” Baker said. Jackalope’s is very small and only has four tables that seat four, and about 10 bar stools. However, on any night there are usually a couple people at the bar having a glass of wine or some of the world’s best queso, or a few people taking up a table or two. The menu is a Tex-Mex style and offers many delicious, affordable options for a late-night snack or an entire meal.

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Jaco ’s Bayfront Bar & Grille

997 S. Palafox , 432-5226 Jaco’s Bayfront Bar and Grille is located at the southern most pojnt of Palafox, over looking the water. Their menu includes flatbread pizzas, salads, tapas, a soup de jour, a bevy of light plates, like bruschette, pomme frittes, and a variety of pastas and build your own pizza options. Jaco’s also does catering and private parties events while maintaining their exciting, fresh food. The interior is done in a warm wood, giving the entire place a cozy feeling, instead of coming off too formal, despite the sophisticated menu.

The Leisure Club

126 S. Palafox , 912-4229 The Leisure Club’s modern and 60sesque décor and panini-filled menu make for a great place for lunch. Or a midnight snack. Or a nightcap. Open late for food, coffee or imported beers and wine, The Leisure Club caters to a wide crowd. They import all of their coffee from Intelligentsia, ensuring that none of the beans are roasted for more than three days prior to their use. All items on the menu are made with fresh ingredients, including the brunch menu. Live music and comedy nights are held weekly, and make for an intimate night out.

Oh Snap! Cupcakes

707 A E. Cervantes St. , 387-4777 Oh Snap! bakes at least 17 different cupcake flavors every day. They only make a certain amount, so when they sell out, that’s it. Red velvet, chocolate and peanut butter, pistachio. Some flavors are complex and incorporate a variety of flavors and textures, like the “Hot Mama,” a cayenne and cinnamon flavor, or the “Dalmation,” a smooth blend of chocolate and cream cheese. Oh Snap! lists all of their flavors and daily specials on their Facebook page and also have many gluten-free options. “I think our price points are really good,” said Blake Brown, co-owner of Oh Snap! “You don’t have to buy a whole cake to have a treat, and there is also a really good variety.” Oh Snap! also makes custom order cakes, cupcakes, cookies and breads. “It’s always the customers that make you successful,” Brown said. “We really try to pride ourselves on pleasing them and maintaining the quality of our product.” Although they’ve been open for less than a year, Oh Snap! is quickly winning over the hearts of Pensacola as one of the best places to pick up something sweet. “Something as simple as a cupcake can really brighten your day,” Brown said.


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Featured Businesses APPAREL & ACCESSORIES Intracoastal Outfitters

701 E. Gregory St., 432-8638, Intracoastal Outfitters offers footwear, apparel and gear for comfort, travel and outdoor adventure. Whether you’re spending the day casually boating, roughing it along the Blackwater, or spending the week hiking in Patagonia, Intracoastal Outfitters carries the right stuff for your journey, from technical pants, shirts and packs to travel hammocks, water purifiers and headlamps.

Lee Tracy Shoes & Apparel

701 E. Gregory St., 432-8638 Recently joining its sister store Intracoastal Outfitters in downtown Pensacola across from McGuire’s Irish Pub, Lee Tracy still offers some of the best women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and gifts for every age and style—from coastal casual to elegant. The store carries lines such as Hobo International, Pandora, Karlie and more. The family-owned and operated store has been open for more than 30 years.

Running Wild

3012 E. Cervantes St., 435-9222, Running Wild sells running and walking and running footwear and related apparel and accessories.

Owner Paul Epstein and his staff help people reach their fitness goals through group and individual training programs. They also sponsor, produce and promote fitness events and are a go-to resource for the entire community for race and event information—whether it’s a 5K, triathalon or half-marathon.

BANKING Gulf Coast Community Bank 40 N. Palafox St. (Main Branch), 434-9300, Gulf Coast Community Bank is a full-service financial institution, offering all banking product including checking, savings, personal loans, home mortgages and brokerage services. Started in 2003, GCCB now has five locations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and prides itself on quality customer service and personal relationships with clients.

BARS The Break Beach Bar

65 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, 932-0864 A locals’ favorite, The Break offers a low-key spot to play a game of pool, chill out in the courtyard, listen to live music, eat some tasty crawfish, or sip on one of their signature Tangbangers. Check out their

Facebook page for updated drink specials and live entertainment schedule.

The Islander Lounge

43 Via de Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, 932-3741 One of Pensacola Beach’s institutions and a favorite of locals and visitors alike, the Islander is a one-stop shop for great drink specials, bar games— pool, foosball, shuffleboard, darts, and more—and live entertainment. Check out their Facebook page for updated drink specials and live entertainment.

Live Niteclub and Music Venue

9121 Pensacola Blvd., 607-2950 One of Pensacola’s newest live entertainment venues, Live brings live entertainment to north Pensacola. The venue has a little something for everyone—everything from MMA fights, to altenative rock, to tribute bands, to country. Check out their Facebook page for updated schedules of events and drink specials.

Sandshaker Lounge

731 Pensacola Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach, 9322211, The renovated Sandshaker is a Pensacola Beach icon. There you’ll rub elbows with millionaires, surfers, rednecks and politicians and be BFFs after a few

drinks. Be sure to check out the bar’s world-famous Bushwackers. Visit for an updated schedule of events and drink specials.

Seville Quarter

130 E. Government St., 434-6211, Recently named to the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Top 100, Seville Quarter has been entertaining Pensacola for the last 43 years. Perhaps the best thing about the complex is that it’s not one-size-fits-all. Whether you’re looking for a low-key happy hour, wine tasting, dance party or karaoke, there’s something for everyone. Check out for updated schedules of events and live entertainment.

Vinyl Music Hall5 1/2 Bar

2 S. Palafox, Vinyl Music Hall has become one of downtown Pensacola’s staples for live music and the cornerstone of the downtown entertainment district. The venue brings in live local, regional and national acts across the genres—country, blues, rock, and everything in between. The 5 ½ Bar serves up cocktails and a chill vibe every day of the week beginning at 4 p.m.

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Featured Businesses BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTORS Lewis Bear Company

6120 Enterprise Drive, 434-8612 The Lewis Bear Company is a beverage distributorship founded in 1876 that holds the regional franchise for Anheuser-Busch. The company is headquartered in Pensacola and maintains offices in DeFuniak Springs and Panama City. The company is also heavily involved with community service efforts and has donated countless supplies to local fundraisers, non-profit agencies and other organizations.

CAR DEALERSHIPS Sandy Sansing Dealerships

6200 Pensacola Blvd., 476-2480, Pensacola native Sandy Sansing has become an icon with his TV ads showing him perched atop an elephant and in support of various youth sports teams. The Sandy Sansing Automotive Group includes Chevrolet, Nissan, BMW, Mazda and Mini in the Pensacola area. “Sandy Sansing can!”

CAR REPAIR Bobby Likis Car Clinic Service & Network

5675 N. Davis Highway, 477-9480, and Bobby Likis Car Clinic Service is celebrating 38 years of automotive service in Pensacola, including all

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automotive components except body work. “Bobby Likis Car Clinic” is the consumer connection to the automotive lifestyle, and is aired on a number of media outlets. Bobby Likis is the only car-talk host on commercial radio named to the “Talkers 250”, the list of the top 250 talk-show hosts in America.


6050 N. Ninth Ave., Suite C, 473-0080, Cordova Cigars offers a selection of over 700 fine cigars and features three different smoking lounges and a backyard patio. In addition, you can find a variety of tobacco accessories, including premium lighters and cigar cutters; pipes, pipe tobacco and accessories; and a gift selection that includes Lampe Berger lampes and SureFire tactical products.

COFFEE HOUSES The Coffee House

31 N. Navy Blvd. #A, 696-2831 Located in the former Martelli’s, The Coffee House is now under new ownership but still offers an assortment of pastries, coffee, espresso drinks, Cuban coffee, and more. The Coffee House also offers catering for small private parties and free Wi-Fi in the café.


913 Gulf Breeze Parkway #27, 934-0492, One of the area’s most established consignment stores, Elite Repeats and Boutique offers jewelry, handbags, clothing and home decor from brands like BCBG Maxazria, Seven for All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, Paper Denim and Cloth, Betsey Johnson, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and more.

ENGINEERING SERVICES Fabre Engineering & Surveying, Inc.

plants, garden accessories, home décor and gifts for men, women and children.

Fiore of Pensacola

834 E. Belmont St., 469-1930, Owner and creator Shannon M. Pallin opened Fiore in 2008 after working and training in the floral industry for 22 years, and her cutting-edge floral design— “European with a Southern flair”—has put her on the map here in Pensacola as a go-to floral resource for weddings, garden parties and other special events.


119 Gregory Square, 433-6438, Fabre Engineering & Surveying is a veteran and employee-owned business providing professional civil and environmental engineering and land surveying services to the general public, private developers, utilities, cities, counties, states, and the federal government for the last 29 years. The firm specializes in land development; water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure; and roadways, recreational projects and marinas.


Framing by Design

4718 North W Street, 432-5519 Framing by Design has offered custom framing services to the greater Pensacola area for more than a decade. With a certified picture framer on staff, Framing by Design can expertly take care of your conservation framing, shadowboxes, specialty mats, needlework, watercolors, photos, prints and more.

GIFT & SPECIALTY STORES J.W. Renfroe Pecan Company


717 N. 12th Ave., 433-2022, Celebrations has become a Pensacola institution. In addition to offering a wide selection of fresh flowers and unique arrangements for any special occasion, the store also sells an assortment of silk and dried flowers,

2400 W. Fairfield Drive, Another Pensacola institution, Renfroe Pecan has something for everyone, including gift ensembles, natural and candied pecans, fudge, pralines, mixes, snacks, coffee and a variety of other nuts such as cashews, almonds, pine nuts, pistachios and more. Check out Renfroe Pecan for all of your Easter basket goodies.



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Featured Businesses Pizzaz Personalized Gifts & Events

832 Gulf Breeze Parkway, 934-3436, Pizzaz opened their doors in 2008 and is now a Gulf Breeze staple for personalized gifts and accessories for all types of events and occasions, from jewelry, to game-day gear, to wedding gifts. The store recently expanded to include Sugarbabies by Pizzaz—also located in the Gulf Breeze Publix Shopping Center—which is dedicated to children’s clothing, toys, accessories and events.

GROCERS & SPECIALTY FOOD Dolce! Gelato, Coffee & Confections

221 E. Zaragoza St., 469-9600 Sweet tooth, beware. It’s warming up outside, and one of downtown Pensacola’s newest additions, Dolce!, is ready to serve up your favorite cold gelato treats to cool you down. In addition to a variety of gelato flavors and espresso coffee drinks, the shop also sells an assortment of gourmet chocolates.

Ever ’man Natural Foods

315 W. Garden St., 438-0402, Ever’man provides a variety of natural and certified organic products such as vitamin supplements, natural groceries, and local and organic produce. At Ever’Deli, you can enjoy grab-n-go meals, hot entrees, organic juice bar, fresh salads, bakery items, vegetarian food, gourmet organic coffee, and more. The menu changes daily. Wheat-free, gluten-free and dairy-free products are also available.


415a N. Tarragona St., 439-0350, Abhaya Yoga Center offers yoga classes seven days a week in downtown Pensacola ranging from basics to advanced level. Abhaya also offers prenatal yoga, yoga for kids, yoga for parents and babies, and yoga for parents and tots. In addition, the center hosts various workshops and musical events throughout the year.

A Luminous Life Hypnotherapy

346-7865, Susan Dunlop, M.A., C.H.T., offers hypnosis as

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therapy for a variety of issues such as bereavement, relationship problems, divorce recovery, stress management, depression, phobias, negative habits, motivation, sleep problems, trauma, sports excellence, pain management and more. Dunlop is an internationally certified hypnotherapist trained in the United States by the American Academy of Hypnotherapy, the nation’s foremost hypnotherapy institute.

Anytime Fitness

100 S. Alcaniz, 469-1144, Anytime Fitness is a 24-hour fitness facility. Cardio equipment includes Life Fitness treadmills, elliptical trainers, stair steppers and Expresso Bikes. Strength training equipment includes Life Fitness machine weights, Hammer Strength plate loaded machines, dumbbells, free weights and benches. A Functional Fitness Area has mats, work out balls, jump ropes and resistance bands. Personal trainers are available, and new members receive two free sessions.

Chip ’s 24-Hour Health & Racquet Club

100 McAbee Court, Gulf Breeze, 934-4734, Chip’s is a convenient, one-stop-shop for your fitness needs. You can come and go as you please 24 hours a day, and in addition to standard free weights, weight machines and cardio equipment, Chip’s also offers a variety of fitness classes and programs to keep you motivated. Choose from T’ai Chi, Zumba, yoga, as well as tennis and racquetball programs. After your workout take advantage of the sauna and massage therapy services offered on site.

The Club Family Sports Complex

1230 Crane Cove Blvd., Gulf Breeze, 916-7946, The Club offers something for everyone, including an Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool, a 25 yard indoor pool, beautiful rubico tennis courts, a 10,000 sq. ft. fitness center, and much more. Club staff and members develop life-long relationships that support your progress toward health, wellness and a balanced lifestyle.

Fixed on Fitness

554-1648, Fixed on Fitness boot camp provides an ideal combination of personal training, accountability, camaraderie and hard work, which results in a dynamic

approach to total fitness. Throughout the six weeks of boot camp, you are introduced to a variety of workout techniques, exercises and challenges. Each workout is different, so campers experience 24 new workouts. In addition, Fixed on Fitness prides itself on the personal touch that each client receives during boot camp.

Spirit Gate Medicine

107 Baybridge Drive, Gulf Breeze, 932-1778, Bonnie McLean, O.M.D. has been in the health field for over 40 years—20 years in nursing and 27 years in Chinese Medicine. She also has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, and her studies have included vibrational medicine and ancient indigenous healing methods. She is a practitioner of Integrative Medicine and works in partnership with each individual person—body, mind and soul.

Still Waters Day & Medical Spa

20 N. Tarragona St., 432-6772, Still Waters Day & Medical Spa offers world class spa treatments and medical aesthetic treatments to enhance the appearance of your skin and body. The spa menu includes a blend of medical aesthetic and laser, skin and body services designed to help you escape from a busy world or greet it with fresh confidence. Still Waters also offers hard-to-find spa gifts and home spa accessories.

HOME IMPROVEMENT Major ’s Home Improvement 6433 Old U.S. 90, Milton, 983-2899, Majors Home Improvement remains a steady and reliable home improvement expert for residents in Gulf Breeze, Pensacola, and Northwest Florida. Majors understands the benefits and challenges of living along the Gulf Coast. Whether you have a new home, a renovation project or remodeling needs, you can expect from Majors competitive pricing, fair business practices, honest value at a fair price, and products backed with 100 percent material and labor guarantee.

INSURANCE Combined Insurance Services, Inc.

2704 N. 12th Ave., 433-9996, The members of the Combined Insurance Services

team are combined benefits specialists for employer groups and individuals. They match up clients’ needs and expectations with the best possible insurance solutions for health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, short term disability and long term care.

JEWELRY Susan Campbell Jewelry

32 S. Palafox, 434-8948, Susan Campbell says her jewelry store offers customers something different that they can’t get anywhere else. The downtown boutique boasts an intimate charm that makes for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. The store carries American-made accessories from Me&Ro, Saundra Messinger, Heather Moore, Catherine Weitzman, Sarah Graham and Studio Waterfall, among others.

LODGING New World Landing/ New World Inn

600 S. Palafox, 434-7736, New World Landing/New World Inn is a multifunctional operating facility. The facility includes a 15-room boutique hotel, a full service restaurant and wine bar, and a banquet facility for up to 700 people. The Inn has a full-service restaurant with a new Italianstyle menu, relaxing courtyard area and an extensive wine list. New World Landing can host a small seminar of 10 people or a large ball for 700 people all within the many banquet facilities.

MOVING & STORAGE Coastal Moving & Storage

4321 North W Street, 433-8308, Coastal Moving & Storage is a full-service moving and storage company that has been serving the Pensacola area since 1969. As an agent for Mayflower Transit, its services include moving, packing, loading, storing and transporting goods. It offers a personable staff that can move across town or across the country.

Pensacola Moving & Storage 735 Fairfield Drive, 456-9913, Formerly Suddath Relocation Systems, Pensacola Moving & Storage is a full-service moving and storage company that also operates a record storage company called Data Storage Centers. It is an agent for United Van Lines.

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Featured Businesses PHOTOGRAPHY SUPPLIES Pensacola Photo Supply

410 E. Wright St., 433-1903, Pensacola Photo Supply has been serving photographers in the Pensacola area since 1953. The store sells photography equipment such as lenses, cameras, lighting, accessories, film and tripods. In addition, they offer color printing and film processing services.

REAL ESTATE Cheryl Young

934-7449 or 712-4742, Cheryl Young, a Certified Residential Specialist, is a Pensacola-area native and has roots in the area dating back to 1812. Put her residential real estate experience and community knowledge to work for you, whether you’re buying or selling. Check out for current listings and additional details.

Hess Financial & Realty Services, Inc.

1312 E. Cervantes St., 477-7050, Hess Financial & Realty Services is a locally-owned, full-service real estate company offering a wide range of residential and commercial real estate sales and service. The company represents both buyers and sellers

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of all types and all price ranges, to include residential property, vacant lots, commercial listings and incomeproducing commercial property.


600 S. Palafox, 434-7736, Located in the heart of downtown Pensacola, 600 South offers delectable tapas by new chef Nick Farkas, an extensive selection of wines that wow, a full bar, an inviting atmosphere, and a newly renovated outside bar and courtyard. Check out their Sunday Brunch menu as well, which includes carving stations, grilled vegetables, salads, fresh seafood, desserts and more.

Atlas Oyster House

600 S. Barracks St., 470-0003, The Atlas Oyster House offers a waterfront dining experience that’s a bit more casual than you’ll find next door at The Fish House. Atlas is “the place” to find delicious local oysters, which are harvested and driven to the restaurant fresh each day. Try them raw, baked or steamed. The Atlas menu also includes locally-caught fish and shellfish, cold-smoked steaks, chicken and pasta entrées as well as daily specials, sushi and desserts.

The Fish House

600 S. Barracks St., 470-0003, The Fish offers upscale dockside dining overlooking beautiful Pensacola Bay and Seville Harbor.


Just steps away from Historic Seville Square, the award-winning restaurant features an inventive menu of fresh, daily seafood selections, housesmoked steaks, sushi, a handpicked wine list with over 300 wines, and the world-famous Grits a Ya Ya. The Fish House also offers a full bar, late night menu and brunch on Sundays.

Geno ’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant

9276 N. Davis Highway, 477-2365 Geno’s is proof that nice surprises come in little packages. This family restaurant opened in 1973 as a pizza parlor serving UWF students and the military personnel stationed at Ellyson Field. With its mom-andpop atmosphere, friendly service and all your homey Italian favorites, this hidden gem near the UWF campus is well worth the trip for those of us in the South end of the county.

Global Grill

27 S. Palafox, 469-9966, With an excellent bar and one of the most distinctive menus in town, Global Grill is the drinks, tapas, dinner or dessert destination for anyone who enjoys an upscale but low-key dining experience. Global’s wait staff and ambiance are top notch. They also offer one of the most extensive wine lists in the area. Every meal must be finished off with the gooey-centered Spanish chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream or the crème brulee.

The Grand Marlin

400 Pensacola Beach Blvd., 677-9153, One of the best additions to Pensacola Beach in 2010, The Grand Marlin has developed a huge following for its great atmosphere, spectacular view of Santa Rosa Sound and the delicious cuisine from the kitchen of awardwinning chef Gregg McCarthy. The menu is printed daily and changes depending on the availability of the freshest ingredients, including the area’s freshest seafood.

Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom

10 Palafox Place, 497-6073, Hopjacks offers a fully stocked bar with an unbelievable beer selection. The pizza is just as noteworthy because of its top-quality ingredients and wide variety of toppings you won’t find at other pizza joints, such as real steak filets. And like any self respecting pizza restaurant and bar, they cater to the late-night munchies crowd until 2:30 a.m. The hearty Belgian fries with roasted garlic herb dip are a must.

Jackson ’s Steakhouse

400 S. Palafox, 469-9898, For decadent dining, fabulous martinis and an extensive wine list, all in a pristine, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Jackson’s is the place to dine for lunch and dinner. The eclectic menu offers innovative dishes with southern charm, as well as some of the best steaks in the region. Over the past decade, Jackson’s has earned the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator eight times.

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Jaco ’s Bayfront Bar & Grille

997 S. Palafox, 432-5226, With an unbelievable view of the bay and Palafox Marina, brand-new digs, distinguished chef and a tasty menu that includes flatbreads, salads, small plates, and the best fried Oreo you’ve ever had, Jaco’s is the perfect happy hour, lunch or dinner destination. Check out their website for updated drink specials.

Nacho Daddies

34 S. Palafox, 433-5333, One of downtown’s newest dining establishments, Nacho Daddies is located in the former Breaktime Café. The restaurant, owned by Portabello Market’s Ryan and Erika Thomas, features your favorite fresh Tex-Mex fare—nachos, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads and beer.

New York Nick ’s

11 Palafox Place, 469-1984, Nick’s has the requisite paraphernalia covering the walls, every sports package in the free world, more than 40 TVs, nightly drink specials, happy hour, and a great selection of made-from-scratch-food that makes you forget that you’re eating in a sports bar. Nick’s caters to the business lunch crowd in need of a wrap and a Wimbledon update, the hockey fan hankering for a meatball sub, and the March Madness devotee craving wings.

Portabello Market

400 S. Jefferson St., 439-6545, Portabello is tucked away inside the cozy atrium of the Pensacola Cultural Center and caters to the downtown lunch crowd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an array of unique entrees. Choose from delicious soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, as well as pasta and seafood entrees. An extensive fresh fruit and salad bar is also available. Catering is also available.

Zaxby ’s

1451 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze, 932-7289, 2640 Creighton Road, 477-0025 You can’t go wrong with Zaxby’s zappetizers like the cheddar bites and spicy fried mushrooms, zalads, wings and chicken fingerz that come with your choice of over 10 different sauces. We highly recommend the Zaxby’s Club basket, with a chicken fingerz sandwich topped with bacon, green leaf lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and American cheese on Texas toast. Catering is also available.

SEWING SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT Derrel ’s of Pensacola

5559 N. Davis Highway, 438-5444, Derrel’s specializes in sales of all types of sewing machines. The store has a staff that is highly qualified

to answer the most difficult questions that may arise during a sewing project and also has a highly-trained service department to service both home and commercial sewing machines.

SURF & SKATE Waterboyz

380 N. Ninth Ave., 433-2929, Waterboyz is a surf, skate and skim retail shop that manufactures its own line of surfboards and clothing and offers fast, professional ding repair service on any type of surfboard. The store features an indoor skate park on site. Waterboyz also offers surf and skate camps as well as individual lessons and throughout the year sponsors several surf, skate and skim events.

TANNING SALONS Planet Beach Contempo Spa


3044 Gulf Breeze Parkway, 934-1700, The Tool Shack was founded in 2003 by Jack Davis and Colten Wright. Serving Northwest Florida, the shop offers sales, service and rental options for the largest selection of lawn mowers, trimmers, chainsaws, blowers, parts, accessories and construction equipment in the area. The store is an authorized servicing dealer and stocks quality equipment from the top brands in outdoor power equipment, utility vehicles and more.


10437 Sorrento Road # 103, 456-3099, Planet Beach is a franchise twist on a traditional day spa—members have unlimited access to automated day spa services in private rooms and treatments for a modest monthly memberships fee, allowing them to get regular massages, facials, spray tans, UV therapy and spa visits for one monthly price. Check out their website for a complete list of services.

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Painting by Rob Vander Zee, “Evolution of Plants IV” ensacola Museum of Art is once again preparing for its annual floral spring fling—Art in Bloom 2011—a multi-day event filled with lectures, workshops, displays and parties showcasing the creations of professional florists as well as floral design enthusiasts who will create arrangements inspired by the museum’s current exhibition, Rob Vander Zee: Visions of Paradise. Although still fairly new to the museum, Executive Director Sonya Davis clearly harvests both the passion and drive to see her vision for the event executed. When asked to define exactly what this vision encompasses, Davis stated simply that she would like to see “all visual art roads lead to the PMA.”





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She also went on to explain the infusion that must occur. “This infusion involves younger energy from both young professionals and families with children, as these groups hold the power to breathe life into an organization,” Davis stated. In this case, the hope is for these groups to provide new energy to and perspective on the museum. In an effort to encourage interest in the museum of these young professionals and families, PMA created several events such as the monthly Culture Club, an evening filled with various representations of art, and of course, ample amounts of wine, food and socializing. The response received from Culture Club has been positive so far and has attracted not only current museum members and patrons, but also others who may not have explored the museum otherwise.

ART IN BLOOM 2011: VISIONS OF PARADISE PMA will be welcoming spring with its major fundraising event, Art in Bloom. This multi-day event is expected to attract a substantial audience. This year the f loral arrangements, created by both professional designers and f loral enthusiasts, will be inspired by “Rob Vander Zee: Visions of Paradise,” currently on display in the museum. This vibrant collection of paintings boasts fantastical creatures developing amidst a world of f loral enchantment and is guaranteed to result in equally imaginative arrangements.

To kick things off, a ticketed Garden Party will be hosted at a historic North Hill home. Gardeners and non-gardeners alike can enjoy champagne, wine and food in a relaxing, quaint atmosphere. Local business Duh! will work their landscaping for the party and also will be conducting presentations. All week following the party, participating floral designers will be setting up and working on their creations for the unveiling at the preview party. Ticketed guests of Friday night’s preview party will be first to view the masterpieces over a flourishing spread of heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. However, Art in Bloom weekend is not simply limited to the floral exhibition and competition. Saturday will begin with a lecture by noted floral designer James Johnson, AAF, AIFD. This will be conveniently held across the street at the Pensacola Little Theatre and will be followed by a private lunch at Portabello Market. During the afternoon hours on both Saturday and Sunday there will be floral design workshops and for the younger participants, a naturethemed children’s workshop. Another exciting addition to this year’s event is a botanical-themed photo invitational that invites both amateur and professional photographers. These photos will also be on display throughout the event. Friday also marks the opening of “Private Walls: Pensacola Collects II” exhibit, which will

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encompass numerous household names from a variety of local collectors. If you are unable to contribute this year, collectors fear not— the PMA plans to have at least one more round of this particular showing next year. Art in Bloom falls just six weeks before Art in the Park, the PMA’s other large fundraising event that will serve as an expressive transition between the spring and summer months. For this year’s event, the PMA has planned for several national additions that will enhance the event and attract an even larger crowd. Between lectures, noteworthy exhibits, floral extravaganzas and plentiful “art in the park”, Davis and her team certainly have their hands full. Art in Bloom 2011 is yet another way to connect the community with the museum, and the annual floral event is shaping up to educate, entertain and inspire, whether your thumb’s green or black.


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e tend to miss a lot of things, overlooking the simple miracle of those little moments of fluttering chance that change everything forever. Even worse, we leave friends unmet, and conversations that may transform us are left unspoken. This is of more than little concern to Grace Zabriskie. She has been a visual artist, writer and actor all of her life. Appearing in over 80 movies, she is most widely known for bringing depth to eccentric characters, most recently as Lois on the HBO series “Big Love”. Her 2010 poetry anthology, simply titled “Poems”, has received unprecedented reviews for a book of limited distribution. Zabriskie sculpts from wood and designs boxes, all with intricate patterns that seem surprising in their detail. “From the age of three I knew I would do all these things,” Zabriskie said in a telephone interview with the IN. “And I would do them as a passionate amateur because only in that way would I be truly free.”

Although originally from New Orleans, where art is innate and part of the brickwork, Zabriskie always saw herself professionally as a teacher. Her grandparents and most of her aunts and uncles were teachers, and it was expected that she would follow in their footsteps. “Our main job in life is to find our teachers, and they are rarely those that are presented to us as such,” she said. “Maybe they are someone shabby next to us on the bus–becoming what we should be…is to always know that your next teacher can be right there.” Perhaps, the most telling lesson of the sum of her experience is that we do need to notice instruction, whether it comes from a person or a moment. Small things can make huge differences in art and in life when we are taught to recognize them. Zabriskie has spent her acting career playing the sort of characters who haunt dreams, but nowhere has she seemed more at home than in the work of David Lynch. Lynch had directed “Blue Velvet”, and his surrealist style of filmmaking had already developed a cult following in 1990 when he cast her as Sarah Palmer, the hysterical mother of the murdered Laura Palmer in the television series “Twin Peaks”. She shared how subtle nuances could be everything to the director. “David Lynch can walk into a room where he is to begin shooting and something will be wrong—99 other directors would say, ‘Fix that light! That fluorescent light that is flickering!’ but he will see it as a feature for the scene and make sure that it keeps doing that.” “Twin Peaks”, when it debuted as a midseason replacement series, enthralled Lynch fans and other artsy, enlightened types. All too soon, the masses tuned in and, assuming the show was a whodunit, grew confused and angry because they wanted the mystery solved. The point was never who killed Laura Palmer. “Oh Pleeeease!” Zabriskie said. “That was a plot point!”

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“We did half a season and that was an amazing thing,” she said. “But the ones he directed… he took a half a day longer, and well, that’s more expensive.” TV executives hired other directors and writers to save money and move the plot along. Zabriskie had her battles with the procession of new directors. “I remember being Laura’s mom and walking to her grave. I am between my husband and Ben Horn. They are holding me on either elbow and I am drugged or drunk and can barely walk. I say to the director, “I need a cigarette!”, because the image of her…barely able to walk… devastated by her daughter’s death…but she’s still got that cigarette and how I would handle that, being held up by two people. The director’s reaction was “oh, maybe that would be a little too much.” Two hundred more of those moments…that’s what happened to the series.” Her other famous Lynch character came from an accent–Juana in “Wild at Heart”. “I had done a play in New Orleans called ‘The Great Big Doorstep’, and it was about Mama Crochet…” Zabriskie launches into the Mama Crochet accent that any David Lynch fan will recognize at Juana.“It was Mama Crochet and her daughter Topal and they name her Topal because Mama can’t decide between Topaz and Opal…it was an actual thing that happened to me on stage. That is when he conceived Juana.” Lynch went back to that accent to form the character of Juana, the sadistic hit woman who kills Harry Dean Stanton in the film “Wild at Heart”. Originally, the scene included an 11-page monologue in which Juana slowly and deliberately stalks up and down with that cane and psychologically tortures Stanton to death. Test audiences were shocked. “Apparently people complained of something wrong with their heart, or they left, they couldn’t take it,” said Grace. The result was that all but a small portion of the scene was removed.

As the interview ended, she left to work on her part for the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival in New Orleans. They gave her a monologue to read. The monologue bothered her, however, and when she went back and looked at it she realized, “They have patched together a monologue of six different speeches…It won’t read right… it’s never going to.” Recognizing these things, across many mediums, is part of what Zabriskie, as a teacher, seeks to impart. Tennessee Williams, like all great writers, had a sense of meter and a flow of language and place, just as David Lynch might realize that the way the light flickers against a wall is important. Zabriskie will be visiting the University of West Florida the week of March 28-April 3 to conduct workshop sessions with students of all her disciplines: theatre, art and literature. She also will make a public appearance in “Amazing Grace Zabriskie: A Life of Arts” on Sunday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. on the main stage in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. The presentation will be followed by a reception and book signing.

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WINE TASTING WITH GIANNI RUSSO AT AWM 5-7 p.m. Gianni Russo, who played Carlo in “The Godfather”, will be at Aragon Wine Market. In addition to being an accomplished actor, Russo is now making Italian-inspired wines that will be available for sampling. He will also have autographed photos and DVDs of “The Godfather” for purchase. 27. S. Ninth Ave. 433-9463 or


‘PENSACOLA AND THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES’ 12 p.m. A guest lecturer will continue John Appleyard’s “Rediscovery” lecture series for the Pensacola Heritage Foundation. $10 for lunch provided by New Yorker Deli. The Bowden Building, 120 E. Church St. 438-6505 or

RONNIE LEVINE 7 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. 932-4139 or CODY CANADA & THE DEPARTED, SONS OF BILL 7:30 p.m. $20$25. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. MO JILES 9 p.m. End ‘O the Alley in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or ONE REGGAE 9 p.m.-1 a.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or THE PHARMACY, HERMIT THRUSHES, IMAGINARY AIRSHOW 9:30 p.m. $6. Sluggo’s, 101 S. Jefferson St. 791-6501 or


PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS V. HUNTSVILLE HAVOC 7 p.m. The Hanger, Pensacola Civic Center, 201 E. Gregory St. 432-0800 or


HERB CLASS AT EVER’MAN 5:30 p.m. Come study different herbs sold at Ever’man. This group will study a video series compiled by Dr. John R. Christopher and Richard Schulze. Free for members, $2 for non-members. Ever’man Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402 or

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6-9 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: Shrimp. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or



LIVE MUSIC 7 p.m. The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 4700003 or THE SHADES 7 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Cafe, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or VAMPIRATES, THE FLYING GUILLOTINES, BEAR SUIT SUCKER PUNCH, FOOLISH NONSENSE 7 p.m. $6-$8. The Handlebar, 319 N. Tarragona St. 434-9060 or

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RADAR VS. WOLF, THE NATIVE TONGUES, SAM DODSON 7 p.m. $5-$6. The Handlebar, 319 N. Tarragona St. 434-9060 or KNEE DEEP 7 p.m. Hub Stacey’s at the Point, 5851 Galvez Road. 497-0071 or BEN PRESTAGE 7 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or 3 AMIGOS DUO 7 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. 932-4139 or HUSHPUPPIES 7-11 p.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or

JAMES ADKINS 7 p.m. The Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd. 5494444 or GOOD FOOTE 7 p.m. The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 4700003 or

MUSTANG CLUB CAR SHOW 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy arts and crafts as well. Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 W. Mobile Highway. (251) 689-7890.


SCHOFIELD 9 p.m. Apple Annie’s in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or


TRIBE ZION 9 p.m. Paddy O’ Leary’s Irish Pub, 49 Via De Luna Drive. 916-9808 or

THE ROWDIES 9 p.m.-1 a.m. LandShark Landing, Mar-

AUTO RACING 8 a.m. Blizzard Series Race. Five Flags Speedway, 7451 Pine Forest Road. 944-8400 or


MO JILES 9 p.m. End ‘O the Alley in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or

BUZZ CUTT 9 p.m. Lili Marlene’s in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or

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‘LILY’S LOUNGE’ 8 p.m. Lily and Madge are having a hard time keeping things afloat, until two strangers appear and the world is changed. The play takes place in the early 1940s, and the world is realizing that the war is close, even on a hill in the center of a vast country. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave., Suite 211. 439-3010 or


SAWMILL & GUESTS 7 p.m. Farmer’s Opry, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road. 994-6000 or

THE REVIVALISTS 9 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or

PAT PRICHARD GROUP 9:30 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Cafe, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or


13 YEAR ANNIVERSARY KICK-OFF 7 p.m. Hub Stacey’s Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 469-1001 or TIM SPENCER 5-8 p.m. Tiki Stage at the pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or

RYAN (FROM SPY FOR HIRE) 9:30 p.m. Free. Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 10 S. Palafox. 497-6073 or

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 3-5 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: The Beach Awaits. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or pensacola. HOT GLASS COLD BREW 5-9 p.m. Enjoy a great evening of art, drinks and pizza pies. Live music will be provided by Kitt Lough and the Vagabonds. $25. Belmont Arts and Cultural Center, 401 N. Reus St. 429-1222 or



hot times ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 7-9 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: Sunrise in Wine Country. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or ‘ART IN OTHER PLACES’ AT THE BELMONT 7:30 p.m. The Belmont Arts and Cultural Center, in collaboration with Artel Gallery, is hosting a free documentary film series. “Art in Other Places” focuses on artists and art organizations that have made a positive impact on the community. Artel Gallery, 223 S. Palafox. 429-1222 or


ELBERTA GERMAN SAUSAGE FESTIVAL 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Famous German sausage and sauerkraut, other scrumptious foods, plus continuous entertainment for adults and children, along with 250 arts and crafts booths. Elberta City Park, Highway 98.


‘DANGEROUS OCCUPATIONS PART III: BLACK JACKS’ 7 p.m. The African American Heritage Society will present its third program in the series “Dangerous Occupations: Pullman Porters, Black Pirates and Black Jacks” by Dr. W. Jeffrey Bolster. Free. The Bowden Building, 120 E. Church St. 438-6505 or


GULF COAST DRUM BATTLE 2-8 p.m. Thirty-two drummers will compete in a head-to-head tournament-based competition. First place winner will receive $500 and an electric drum kit from Yamaha. Also, there will be featured performances by Fuse Box Funk, Vibe Irie and DJ GIZ Roc from London. Live Nightclub, 9121 Pensacola Blvd. 607-2950 or TIM SPENCER 5-8 p.m. Tiki Stage at the pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or TBA 7-11 p.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or THE HUSHPUPPIES 7 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or 3 AMIGOS DUO 7 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. 932-4139 or SAWMILL & GUEST 7 p.m. Farmer’s Opry, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road. 994-6000 or TIM SPENCER 7 p.m. The Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd. 5494444 or GOOD FOOTE 7 p.m. The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 4700003 or NAPPY ROOTS, SUBJECTMATTERS, THE ICARUS EFFECT 8 p.m. $12-$17. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox.

BUZZ CUTT 9 p.m. Lili Marlene’s in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or THE REVIVALISTS 9 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or ULTRA VIOLET 9 p.m. Paddy O’ Leary’s Irish Pub, 49 Via De Luna Drive. 916-9808 or MOJO RISING 9 p.m.-1 a.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or

KNEE DEEP BAND 9:30 p.m. Free. Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 10 S. Palafox. 497-6073 or

THURSDAY: Running Wild 6 a.m. Women-Only Morning Runs. 3012 E. Cervantes St. 435-9222 or Running Wild 5:30 p.m. Steady-pace run for all levels of runners. 3012 E. Cervantes St. 435-9222 or werunwild. com.

MECHANICAL ELEMENT FOUNDATION, SOUTHERN DEGENERATES LEAGUE 9:30 p.m. Free. Sluggo’s, 101 S. Jefferson St. 791-6501 or


‘PINNOCHIO’ AND ‘OPERA IN A TRUNK’ BY PENSACOLA OPERA 10 a.m. Pensacola Opera will present two free performances of its two educational operas for young audiences, “Pinocchio” by John Davies and “(Your) Opera in a Trunk” by David Charles. Both performances are 55 minutes long, and punch and cookies will be served at intermission. Center for Fine and Performing Arts Music Hall, 11000 University Parkway. 433-6737 or ‘LIFE IS A CABARET’ PLT FUNDRAISER 7 p.m. PLT is an open book, with six rooms designed to bring a classic novel to life. “Sherlock Holmes”, “The Great Gatsby”, “The Godfather”, “The Jungle Book” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” will be recreated at the Pensacola Cultural Center, with signature drinks, stylish entertainment and costumed characters in every venue. $50$60. Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson St. 434-0257 or ‘LILY’S LOUNGE’ 8 p.m. Lily and Madge are having a hard time keeping things afloat, until two strangers appear and the world is changed. The play takes place in the early 1940s, and the world is realizing that the war is close, even on a hill in the center of a vast country. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave., Suite 211. 439-3010 or


EVER’MAN GARAGE SALE 7 a.m.-12 p.m. This outdoor sale features cool stuff from Ever’man storage and other items donated by employees and volunteers. Holistic Moms Network will be there as well. Coffee and muffins will be for sale at the deli. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society, Prevention and Education. Free for all shoppers. Ever’man Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402 or MUSTANG CLUB CAR SHOW 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy arts and crafts as well. Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 W. Mobile Highway. (251) 689-7890.

SCHOFIELD 9 p.m. Apple Annie’s in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or

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WEDNESDAY: Capt’N Fun Runners 6 p.m. Distance from 3 to 10 miles. Pace varies. Quietwater Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach.

FIRST CITY BLUES BAND 9:30 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Cafe, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or

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including the Bearheart Native Path, Mobile Museum, and demonstrations including flint knapping and candle dipping. Florida Public Archaeology Network Coordinating Center, 207 E. Main St. 595-0050, Ext. 103 or ‘REMEMBER THE LADIES’ 7-10 p.m. Northwest Florida NOW and Gay Grassroots will be hosting “Remember the Ladies”, a free party and movie to celebrate Women’s History Month. Equality House, 317 N. Spring St. 228-2466 or the-pensacola-feminism-meetup-group.


‘VISIONS IN PARADISE’ TICKETED GARDEN PARTY 2-4 p.m. The public is invited to this exclusive reception for the Art in Bloom 2011 exhibit “Visions in Paradise” at one of Pensacola’s most distinguished homes in North Hill. Address will be provided when tickets are purchased. $50. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 Jefferson St. 432-6247 or


‘A TASTE OF THE JAMES BEARD HOUSE’ AT GLOBAL GRILL 5:30 p.m. Global Grill will be transformed into New York’s acclaimed James Beard House as the Pensacola Celebrity Chefs showcase their menu for locals before serving the intimate New York

FRIDAY: Running Wild 9:30 a.m. Phat Girlz. Women only, all abilities running group. 3012 E. Cervantes St. 435-9222 or SATURDAY: Running Wild 6 a.m. Long run. 8-20 miles, supported hydration stops, marked courses, and pace leaders. 3012 E. Cervantes St. 435-9222 or

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RONNIE LEVINE 12-3 p.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or SCOTT BRYANT 1 p.m. The Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd. 5494444 or THE REZ 3 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or LEE MELTON 5-8 p.m. Tiki Stage at the pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or JAM SANDWICH 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. 932-4139 or VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & NICOLE HART 6 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or MOJO RISING 8 p.m.-12 a.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or BROOKS HUBBERT III 9 p.m. End ‘O the Alley in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or

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LINEUP ADDITIONS FOR HANGOUT MUSIC FESTIVAL The newest artist additions include The Avett Brothers, STS9, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Brandi Carlile, JJ Grey and Mofro, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Big Gigantic, Soja, Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, Rival Sons and Honey Island Swamp Band. And just in case you forgot or haven’t heard yet— the 2nd annual Hangout Music Festival is also going to feature national headliners Paul Simon, Foo Fighters, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips and Cee Lo Green, just to name a few. For a complete artist listing, check out


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‘PINNOCHIO’ AND ‘OPERA IN A TRUNK’ BY PENSACOLA OPERA 10 a.m. Pensacola Opera will present two free performances of its two educational operas for young audiences, “Pinocchio” by John Davies and “(Your) Opera in a Trunk” by David Charles. Both performances are 55 minutes long, and punch and cookies will be served at intermission. Center for Fine and Performing Arts Music Hall, 11000 University Parkway. 433-6737 or ‘LILY’S LOUNGE’ 3 p.m. Lily and Madge are having a hard time keeping things afloat, until two strangers appear and the world is changed. The play takes place in the early 1940s, and the world is realizing that the war is close, even on a hill in the center of a vast country. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave., Suite 211. 439-3010 or


2011 INAUGURAL KIDS’ DUATHLON 8 a.m. The event will have four age group categories, each with its own unique name. Age categories are based by athlete age on Dec. 31, 2011. Deluna Plaza Park, Palafox Street. 435-9222. MUSTANG CLUB CAR SHOW 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy arts and crafts as well. Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 W. Mobile Highway. (251) 689-7890.


MARC KAUL 5-8 p.m. Tiki Stage at the pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or PAUL KILLOUGH 7 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. 932-4139 or MOJO RISING 8 p.m.-12 a.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or


GULF BREEZE BOOK CLUB WELCOMES SPECIAL SPEAKER 6:30 p.m. The Gulf Breeze Book Club will welcome Dr. Robert Yeager of the UWF English Department, to discuss Shakespeare’s “Othello” this month. Visitors are welcome. Pensacola Beach Elk’s Lodge 497, 661 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-8620 or


‘A BRIDAL AFFAIR’ AT DISTINCTIVE KITCHENS 6 p.m. This class is designed to provide some creative ideas on food for a bridal shower, wedding reception or cocktail party. Participants will also be sampling several sparkling wines that are perfect for any special event. $44.95. Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox. 438-4688 or


FREE YOGA AT EVER’MAN 6 p.m. Presented by Rebecca Sathre, yoga teacher from Abhaya Yoga Center. The class will include readings, chanting and meditation. Free for members, $2 for non-members. Ever’man Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden St. 3775334 or ‘BEHIND THE WALLS OF WARI IMPERIALISM: A PERUVIAN PRE-INCA SETTLEMENT’ 7 p.m. Dr. Mary Flowacki with the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research will present this section of the lecture series “Beyond Our Backyard: Archeaology Around the World”, hosted by the Florida Public Archaeology Network. Free. Bowden Building, 120 E. Church St. 595-0500, Ext. 103 or


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news of the weird THE FERAL PROFESSOR: Tihomir Petrov, 43, a mathematics professor at California State University Northridge, was charged in January with misdemeanors for allegedly urinating twice on the office door of a colleague with whom he had been feuding. (Petrov was identified by a hidden camera installed after the original puddles turned up.) Petrov is the author of several scholarly papers, with titles such as “Rationality of Moduli of Elliptic Fibrations With Fixed Monodromy.” CAN’T POSSIBLY BE TRUE Gangs in Durban, South Africa, have recently begun stealing expensive anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs destined for AIDS patients and using them in the country’s most popular street drug, “whoonga,” a highly addictive, smoked cocktail of detergent, rat poison, marijuana and the ARVs. The crisis was reported by KwaZulu-Natal province drug-abuse organizations and Durban police, who stood by their claims despite attempts by South African president Jacob Zuma to assure international suppliers of ARVs that more were needed and that none were being diverted for whoonga. • Somehow, prison inmates finagled $39 million in undeserved federal tax refunds in 2009, according to a February report by the U.S. Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration. In Key West, Fla., for example, where prisoner Danilo Suarez was sentenced in January to five years in prison for filing multiple fraudulent returns, jailers discovered a pass-around sheet of instructions for false filings. While some refunds were legitimate (e.g., on pre-incarceration investment activity), the IRS was found to conduct fraud screenings on fewer than half of all returns filed by prisoners. (The IRS complained that, until 2008, it was illegal for the agency to share information with state corrections officials—or even with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.) • State law in Tennessee prohibits registered sex offenders from re-contacting their victims, but there is no such restriction on anyone convicted of a sex crime before 2007, and still in prison, but who is not yet on the registered list. (Post-2007 sex criminals are automatically registered upon conviction.) Consequently, according to a February WMC-TV report, convicted molester Terry McConnell cannot be prevented from mailing birthday cards to one of his two pre-2007 victims (one reading, “I cannot believe my little tot-tot is already a teenager. You might be tired of me writing this, but I can’t get over how fast you are growing up”). (Prison officials say their limited resources are better used on monitoring incoming mail rather than outgoing.) • Senior Houston police officer Mike Hamby, 51, was suspended in February after witnesses reported that he, off-duty and not in uniform, had tossed a tear-gas grenade into a group of rivals in a rodeo cooking contest. Hamby has 30 years’ service and was a member of his union’s board of directors. About 300 teams compete in the barbecue cook-off, and police were investigating



BY CHUCK SHEPPARD whether Hamby was merely trying to sabotage a competitor’s food.

UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT As is usually the case when Walmart announces the intention to build a new store, community supporters (pushing for jobs, an enlarged tax base and shopper convenience) battle community opponents (trying to save mom-and-pop retailers), and when plans were announced for a northeast Washington, D.C., location, it was the local Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, Brenda Speaks, who produced a brandnew reason for opposing such a store. Young people, she told an anti-Walmart rally (according to a February Washington Post report), would be more likely to get criminal records because, with a big corporation around, they could less resist the temptation to steal. • British drug dealer Luke WalshPinnock, 22, recently released after a prison stint, threatened in February to sue police in the Kilburn neighborhood of London after officers distributed a leaflet near his mother’s home warning that Walsh-Pinnock was once again free. Walsh-Pinnock said he felt “humiliated” by the leaflet, in violation of his “human rights.” THE REDNECK CHRONICLES (1) Timothy Walker, 48, was hospitalized in Burlington, N.C., in February after he fell off of an SUV while he was on top, holding down two mattresses for the driver, who apparently rounded a curve too fast. (2) Three people were hospitalized in Bellevue, Wash., in January when their van stalled and then exploded as the ignition was re-engaged. They were carrying two gallons of gasoline in an open container and had been feeding the carburetor directly, through an opening in the engine housing (between the seats), as the van was in motion. (It was not reported why they were doing it that way.) LEAST COMPETENT CRIMINALS Elusive Perps: (1) Armed-robbery convict Edward Nathan Jr. escaped from a Florida work-release center in 1983 and, as “Claude Brooks” and other identities, managed to avoid police for the next 27 years, until he slipped up in December in Atlanta—arrested after being caught urinating in public. He was returned to Florida and charged with escape. (2) Accused thief Anthony Darwin, 30, who had successfully eluded authorities in Wisconsin since 2004, turned himself in to Sheriff Bob Spoden in Janesville in January, apparently only because he needs treatment for cancer. However, not wanting to pay for the expensive surgery, Spoden asked a judge to dismiss the arrest warrant and put Darwin back on the street. (Judge Alan Bates released Darwin for treatment, which will surely be paid for by the taxpayer, although perhaps not on the sheriff’s account.) Send your Weird News to Chuck Shepherd, P.O. Box 18737, Tampa, Fla., 33679 or, or go to FROM UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE CHUCK SHEPHERD’S NEWS OF THE WEIRD by Chuck Shepherd COPYRIGHT 2011 CHUCK SHEPHERD

Leadership Pensacola: Producing Commit ted Leaders



If we believe that a society is judged by how it treats the least fortunate among them, how can we not take time to appreciate the ways that the Pensacola community provides quality benefits through its diverse organizations? The 2011 Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) class spent an entire day involved in a program that provided access to speakers, facilities and activities that contribute to the quality of life in Pensacola. Quality of life is different to everyone, so the program included information on local education, sports, non-profit involvement, volunteer services and the arts. To gain a more in depth understanding of all that the city has to offer, LeaP visited Snoezelen Sensory Complex, The Saenger Theatre and the Artel Art Gallery. Class members heard from local leaders such as Henry Hawkins from Northern Escambia County and Jon Green from Fiesta of Five Flags. The class also contributed their part by compiling toiletry kits for the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen and left with a strong appreciation for how Pensacola adds quality to the lives of its citizens, young and old. Beginning the tour with the Snoezelen Sensory Complex, LeaP class members toured the multi-sensory environment designed to dramatically improve the lives of children with severe physical, learning and sensory disabilities. Many of the students are physically or mentally locked in the circumstance and cannot communicate on a normal basis. Principal, Susan Berry explained that communication is the key to their unique curriculum. Snoezelen’s multi-sensory environment speaks to students in many different ways. There are four different rooms within the facility that stimulate various senses: the jungle room, space room, magic room and polar room. Each of the specifically chosen colors, sounds, lights and textures improves the concentration and communication of the students. The Lacey A. Collier Sensory Complex (Snoezelen) represents the most comprehensive use of this technology in the world. Snoezelen not only improves the quality of life for these children, it contributes to our community’s economic develop-

ment. Judge Lacey A. Collier and Bill Greenhut were instrumental in the creation of the Snoezelen Sensory Complex, a project of Escambia Westgate School. Class members also heard about aspects of the Pensacola community that correlate to our cultural and recreational opportunities. Ray Palmer, executive director of The Pensacola Sports Association (PSA) shared the many roles that his non-profit play in our community. Through a plethora of events, PSA provides Pensacola citizens with the opportunity to get active, volunteer and share their passion of sports. Not only do they help organize large events, the PSA honors local athletes on a regular basis. LeaP class members had the privileged opportunity to dive into the history of a Pensacola jewel; the historic Saenger Theatre. Originally created for vaudeville and silent movies, the Saenger is now home to world class Broadway shows, the symphony and many other high quality performances. The LeaP program also provided the opportunity to explore Artel Art Gallery, located just a few steps down from the Saenger theater in the old Escambia County Courthouse. The program was scheduled by LeaP alumni Leslie Keck, Jackie Barclay, Angela Neumann and Jerold Hall.

The Tallahassee trip will focus on how the legislative process impacts how we live, work and play in Northwest Florida and how the lobbying process differs in session and out of session. The class will have the opportunity to speak with their legislators and staffs regarding the issues that are important to them.


May 13, 2011 Closing Retreat

Liz Adams, David Allen, Lauren Anzaldo, Ross Atherton, Buffi Barrineau Bailey, Ryan Barnett, Carissa Bergosh, Ellis W. Bullock IV, Michael Capps, Ashley Coggin, Sonya Davis, Stefanie Emery Hoffman, Daniel Ewert, Charmere N. Gatson, Andre C. Hall, Brooke Hicks, Matthew C. Hoffman, Shawn B. Hutcherson, Jennifer Knisbell, Rebekah Ann Lee, Russell F. Lentz, Sonia L. Lott, Susan Lovelady, John Lund, Doug Lurton, Melissa Martin, Trip Maygarden, Leah McCreary, Ruth McKinon, Nasya McSwain, Scott Moore, Kevin D. Nelson, Todd O’Brien, Karen T. Pope, Amie Remington, Kismet J. Rideau, Ryan Ross, Sandy Sims, Mark Taylor, Kris Thoma, Greg Thomas, Scot Thomas, Hong Tran, Beth Varhalla, Frank White and Audrey S. Young.


March 30-31, 2011 Tallahassee Trip

April 14, 2011 Leadership & Ethics During Leadership and Ethics day, the class will discuss the interrelationships among leaders in the community. They will identify the risks, rewards and challenges of leadership and the bond between leadership and ethics. Chairs: Marina Holley, Ted Gorder, Jeff Nall

The class will reflect on the LeaP curriculum and explore lessons learned during the past nine months. They will explore new individual and team challenges at the high ropes course at Adventures Unlimited and are encouraged to apply the LeaP experience to a future course of action. Chairs: Melissa Chapman, Sparkie Folkers, Brett Berg

The History of Leadership Pensacola A task force was established by the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 18, 1981, to establish Leadership Escambia and Pensacola. The original members of the steering committee were Dick Appleyard, Earle Bowden, Rick Dye,

Isabella Grimes, Ed Hartsell, Donald Jones and Ginger Bass. The Junior League of Pensacola was an original source of funding for the program. The program began in the fall of 1982 and graduated its first class in 1983.

For more information on Leadership Pensacola or to inquire about applying for the class of 2012, call Jennifer Allen at (850) 438-4081 or visit



A SALUTE TO DIFFERENCE MAKERS International Paper Pensacola Mill (IP) awarded $50,000 in Foundation Grants to local community organizations . Local community organizations and their projects that were awarded grants for 2011 are: Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast, “Reading Rocks;” Community Action Program Committee, “Code Enforcement Program;” Council on Aging of West Florida, “Little Readers;” Escambia County Early Learning Coalition, “Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library;” Escambia County Public School Foundation, “Literacy Classroom Grants;” Every Child a Reader in Escambia, “I’m Ready Book Project;” Families Count, “Child Protection Team Program;” Greater First Baptist Church, “Community Literacy Mentoring and Tutoring Program;” Health and Hope Clinic, “Expanding the Safety Net;” J.M. Tate High School, “Managing Our Environment;” Jim Allen Elementary School, “Reading at All Levels;” Operation Outreach “McMillan Pre-K Center;” Pensacola State College Foundation, “Summer Environmental Camp;” Perdido Bay Muscogee Creek Indians, “Plant Propagation for Educational Projects;” Ransom Middle School, “Ecosystem Restoration Project;” Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners, “Old Bagdad Mill State Park Environmental Exhibits;” Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners Association, “TREEmendous Giveaway;” Santa Rosa Education Foundation, “Literacy Lessons for Struggling Learners;” United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Florida, “Leaping Into Literacy;” and the University of West Florida Foundation, “Youth Marine Science Camp.”



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