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PUBLISHER’S LETTER

How To Be a Local “If you are visiting here, consider yourself lucky. If you live here, consider yourself blessed!”

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hat was a phrase once shared with me by a “local” when I was skiing out in Vail, CO. And like Vail, St. Simons Island is an outdoor mecca for visitors. The July issue is filled with wonderful suggestions for shopping, dining, real estate, and outdoor activities to keep you busy from sunup to way past sundown. In keeping with the July theme, I thought I’d offer a few tips on how to be a “local” while you’re here enjoying your summer vacation. Slow down! You’re on Island Time now. When you cross over the Frederica Bridge onto St. Simons, your BP drops, and a feeling of relaxation should start to come over you. You have nowhere to be and no hurry to get there so R-E-L-A-X. Rent a bike or a golf cart to get around the island. You’re only 10 minutes away from most everything and you won’t have to deal with traffic. If you do rent a golf cart, be sure to pull over occasionally and let cars behind you pass.

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The best times to enjoy a walk on the beach are 6:30-8:30 a.m. and after 7 p.m. Lots of locals enjoy watching the sun rise while walking on the beach. Also, dogs are not allowed on the beach from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., so walking your pup early in the morning while it’s cool is a good idea. Bringing a bottle of wine, some snacks and a beach chair to the beach after 7 p.m. is the perfect way to end the day! IMPORTANT TIP: Be aware of rip currents when swimming in the ocean. If you find yourself in a rip current, swim sideways parallel to the beach and you will get out of

the rip current. And do NOT swim or walk out to the sand bars. The tide comes in FAST and it’s easier than you think to get stranded. Another great way to end the day is to watch the sunset on the pier in the Village. There are plenty of park benches and great restaurants right there so you can watch the sunset and then walk to dinner. A great time to shop at our many wonderful retail stores is between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Folks are at the beach, so you can get the best deals! Some retail stores have extended night hours during the summer, so it’s fun to stroll after dinner and find that perfect gift. So, in short, slow down, eat, drink, and play. Enjoy your time here and remember: if you’re visiting here, consider yourself lucky; and now that you’re a “local,” consider yourself blessed!


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A Picture Perfect Summer

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58 Know Before You Go

38 SSI Summertime Businesses 44 The Best of Times

60 Foundation Focus 62 NonProfit News

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50 Laser Focused 52 Making Your Pet a Priority 54 Grab-N-Go Goes Gourmet

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Everyone wants their summer vacation to be perfect, even if you’re simply planning a

Golden Isles staycation. Not only should it be filled with lots of fun and plenty of memory making, you’ll want to snap some selfies and find special spots that are worthy of Instagram feeds and digital travel blogs. EIL can help with that. We’ve styled a vacation vision book right here that features pics, panoramas, and places worth a visit as highlighted by our own Elegant Islandgram posts. If you live in this wonderful place, like we do, maybe it will remind you to get out and visit some places you haven’t been in a while. We encourage you to take pictures anywhere and everywhere, whether you use a camera or snap by phone, because beauty surrounds us in the Golden Isles and there are hidden treasures to be found around every corner! P H OTOS BY A N N A L I ES E KO N D O, STUDIO PIXELPOP

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palmersvillagecafe 223 Mallery Street

palmersvillagecafe Engaging all your senses with flavorful food, imaginative presentation, and pure passion in pursuit of exceptional Southern hospitality. #breakfast #lunch #brunch #pancakes #omelets #wegotthehooch #keylimepie #instayum

#neptuneparkfunzone 550 Beachview Drive

#neptuneparkfunzone Situated near this sculpture of a mama right whale and her calf, the Neptune Park Fun Zone offers a playground, zero entry swimming pool, interactive kiddie pool, and 18-hole miniature golf course. #pool #playground #puttputt #familyfun #splashtime #whaleselfie 20

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southeastadventure 313 Mallery St.

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georgiaseagrill 407 Mallery Street

georgiaseagrill Coastal Southern fare expertly prepared using the freshest locally-sources ingredients including produce from their own Potlikker Farm and sustainably farmed catfish from Satilla Ponds. #dinner #datenight #freshseafood #winebar #eeeeeats

islanddog 412 Mallery Street

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tonyastreasuresinc 123 Mallery Street

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zuzusst.simons Hand-pattied burgers, hand-cut fries, hand-squeezed lemonade, and hand-scooped ice cream are just some of the yummy offerings at Zuzu’s. Are you hungry yet? Open for lunch and dinner. #lunch #dinner #burgers #fries #icecream #dontbeafraidofthebrusselsprouts

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The Spirits of St. Simons Island T

cobblestoneliving 262 Redfern Village

cobblestoneliving European inspired apparel & accessories that create timeless & effortless looks, perfect for wherever your travels take you next. #europeaninspired #romantic #champagnebar #dinadeasonart

here are spirits among

time, but Jennings returned to

us on St. Simons Island.

the island to create some newly

We’re leaving the tales

commissioned pieces with his

about Mary the Wanderer and

talented son Devon in the past few

other ghostly apparitions to our

years. Some of the tree spirits are

Ghost Tour friends. The spirits

on private property and cannot

we’re referring to are faces you’ll

be accessed, but there are 11 tree

find peering out from trunks of

spirits in public locations you

the trees or eyes peeking out

are welcome to find and take

from old, weathered stumps

your own selfies with. One of

where branches used to be. These

the largest is the mermaid on the

are the famed Tree Spirits of

tree outside the Golden Isles CVB

St. Simons Island. While legend

Visitors Center at 529 Beachview

was that the images immortalized

Drive (pictured at left). Stop in the

sailors who lost their lives at sea

Visitors Center to request a map

aboard ships made from our

of locations for the tree spirits

island’s sturdy oaks, artist Keith

(also available on their website

Jennings says the faces reveal

at goldenisles.com) and learn

the soul of the tree. Jennings

the tale of the mermaid, “Cora,

began carving these faces in the

Protector of the Loggerheads.”

island’s oak trees in the 1980s,

The tree spirit (pictured at right)

using gouges and a mallet and

is one of the newest and is located

working only on areas of trees

outside Golden Isles Olive Oil at

void of living tissue, such as

306 Redfern Village. If you look

areas damaged by lightning

carefully, there’s another, older

or stumps that remain when

spirit in Redfern Village to be

branches have been removed.

found. This is a fun activity for

There were initially about 20 tree

the whole family and makes for a

spirits located around the island.

great photo keepsake book if you

Some have disappeared over

take pictures with them all.

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the.cricket.shop.ssi 102 Redfern Village

the.cricket.shop.ssi Finally! A boutique that specializes in finding women the perfect swimsuit! Plus a great selection of casual attire and activewear for tennis, pickleball and golf, shoes, hats and jewelry too. #swimwear #womensfashion #thestorewiththepurpledoor

rightonbooks 222 Redfern Village

winebodyandsoul 208 Redfern Village

rightonbooks Grab a cuppa Joe, a tasty scone, and a good read! This friendly independent bookstore is the home of Jittery Joe’s coffee shop. Fantastic selection of fiction and nonfiction best sellers, art books, cookbooks. #bibliophilesunite #indiebookstore #cookbooks #bookclubs #read #jitteryjoes #coffeeshop #happybaristas

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winebodyandsoul “Wine down” with wine cocktails and live music on select nights in Wine Alley. Inside is a well-stocked wine shop with great gourmet gifts and gadgets. Open mic night on Wednesdays. #wine #winecocktails #winebar #winealley #gifts #livemusic


wild_and_personal 214 Redfern Village

p! Time to sho res LOTS of srtno Village in Redfe y shoes Wear comf ancy Q F : p o t s i h s Su wild_and_personal Unique and trendy fashion in fabrics that are easy to care for and travel friendly in a wide array of styles to appeal to all sizes and shapes. You’ll find shoes, jewelry, accessories, and a variety gift items, skincare, and wellness products as well. #dresses #tunics #jeans #handbags #shoes #womensfashiongonewild bubbagarcias 200 Redfern Village

catch228 228 Redfern Village

catch228 Catch us if you can! Daily specials and fresh catch, plentiful oysters, sports on the TVs, full bar with Happy Hour specials, are just some of the reasons Catch 228 Oyster Bar & Grill is a locals’ favorite. #sportsbar #godawgs #wednesdayswithlevi #sundaybloodymarybar

bubbagarcias Taco Tuesday and every other day too! Open daily for good food, great friends, and tasty tequila. Laid-back beach vibe inspired by The South, South of the Border, and the Caribbean, rolled into a Mexican cantina. #lunch #dinner #brunch #happyhour #livemusic #latenightatbubbasup

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planters_exchange Shops on Market Street, Ste. 110

planters_exchange Sophisticated style. Planters Exchange has designer fashion and accessories for men and women. Exquisite jewelry from Mazza and Clara Williams. #bespokedetails #customsuits #fashionforward #touchofclass

Make Some Historic Memories

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esides the lighthouse, the most

inspired Price’s historical research

frequently photographed

and novel. She was so enchanted by

historic sites on St. Simons

the island that she eventually moved

Island are Christ Church

here and is now buried in that same

Frederica and the nearby Celtic cross in

cemetery. The stained glass windows

Wesley Memorial Garden. Christ Church

(one by Tiffany) depict religious scenes

Frederica gained recognition outside of

and prominent figures in the island’s

the Golden Isles when author Eugenia

history, including Dodge. Across

Price penned The Beloved Invader, sharing

the street is the azalea filled Wesley

the tale of the church that was rebuilt by

Memorial Garden with its 18 feet tall,

Rev. Anson Dodge, Jr. as a memorial to

15 ton stone Celtic cross. The garden

his first wife Ellen, who tragically died

honors Anglican priests John and

on their honeymoon travels. Seeing the

Charles Wesley, who visited the island

Dodge’s graves in the church’s cemetery

and later founded the Methodist Church.

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josephjewelersssi Shops at Sea Island, Ste. 16

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ronnelebow_ssi Shops on Market Street, Ste. 124

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fredericapharmacy 3603 Frederica Road

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ust north of Christ Church is Fort

in 1749, the fort and town fell into decline.

Frederica National Monument.

Remains of the fortified settlement include

Established in 1736 by General

ruins of the fort, barracks, walls, moats, and

James Oglethorpe, Fort Frederica

foundations of several houses. An obelisk

was the focus of defense for the newly

monument near the visitor center honors

formed colony of Georgia. A British victory

the family of one of the most outstanding

over the Spanish at the Battle of Bloody

African- American figures of modern

Marsh, about six miles south of the fort,

history, Robert S. Abbott. Born on St. Simons

in 1742, secured Britain’s hold here. After

Island, Abbott became the editor and

Oglethorpe’s regiment was disbanded

publisher of The Chicago Defender.

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Honoring the Home Front

C

oastal Georgia Historical Society’s

from German submarines with airships,

World War II Home Front Museum,

trained fighter pilots, built Liberty Ships to

located in the Historic Coast Guard

supply troops overseas, and much more.

Station on East Beach tells the important

Learn about the Liberty shipyard, airship

and inspiring story of Coastal Georgia’s

base, and naval radar training facilities

profound contribution to the World

that were located here and hear personal

War II effort. Through state-of-the-art

stories told through interviews, artifacts,

interactive exhibits that provide authentic

documents, and photographs. It’s a place

and meaningful activities for visitors of all

where kids are invited to push buttons,

ages, it tells the multi-faced story of bold

learn to spot and identify planes, build a

initiatives here in Glynn County. Members

Liberty ship, see how much you can buy at

of our community protected the coast

the store with your ration points, brush

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kingandprince 201 Arnold Street

kingandprince On the grounds of The King and Prince Resort, The Cottage Custard + Coffee offers an outdoor play area with fun castle and climbing wall for kids. It’s a perfect place to enjoy morning coffee and pastries or a frozen custard treat. #sweettreats #frozencustard #coffee #pastry #playground


oceanmotionsurfcompany 1300 Ocean Boulevard

lfie at Take a se el s Cafe on iconic Haz d.´ Demere R tterfly Stop in Bu the way Garden on

beachcomberssi 319 Arnold Street

oceanmotionsurfcompany Surf’s up! Ocean Motion has everything you need to be beach ready with the best surf and outdoor brands for active lifestyles. Beach and casual attire, hats, sandals, sunglasses, bags, skimboards, and so much more! #activeattire #livelife #beachwear #ridethewaves up on your knot-tying skills, and listen to

buck, purchase a combined ticket ($20 for

personal accounts of what it was like to live

adults, $10 for ages 6-12) for access to both

and work here during World War II. It’s a

the World War II Home Front Museum and

fantastic way to take a break from the beach

the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum. These

or spend some time on a rainy day.

spots are both ripe for selfies and photos that capture the essence of the island, and

The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to

they also offer a wide array of souvenirs

5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 12:00-5:00

and gift items. For more information, visit

p.m. Sunday. To get the most bang for your

coastalgeorgiahistory.org.

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the_bailey_boys 155 Skylane Road

the_bailey_boys Keep the kids photo-ready in the cutest styles from Bailey Boys. St. Simons Island is home to this thoughtfully crafted brand of Southern clothing that never goes out of style. Visit their store on the island to stock up on sporty ensembles and precious dresses. #infants #toddlers #boys #girls #timelessstyle

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restorationimports 125 Gary L. Moore Court

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mygvarts 106 Island Drive

mygvarts Fly right into the community arts center and gallery with the colorful bi-plane outside. You’ll find artwork on display in the gallery plus an art market offering creations by our local artists. There are often demonstrations and workshops you can drop in too. #localart #supportlocalartists

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stsimonslandtrust 1810 Frederica Road

maggiesssi 1616 Frederica Road

e fresh s at m o s p u k Pic peache t d n a s ie rke vegg mer ´s Mand r a F e h t ach Sta or GA Pe ag Night h S n o g u Cut a r s at Ziggy ´ stsimonslandtrust If you want to pick up a quick free read or find a quiet place to picnic, the St. Simons Land Trust’s grounds at 1810 offer a little lending library of books with bench and dog watering area in front as well as a beautiful shaded lawn with benches and tables out back. #sitaspell #borrowabook #packapicnic #enjoynature

maggiesssi Stop and smell the… geraniums! Known as Lady Dawg Headquarters for its fabulous array of red and black game day attire and full range of UGA football accessories, this island landmark is nearing its 5th decade of offering high quality resort wear in misses and women’s sizes. #krazylarry #womenswear #resortwear #casualchic #ladydawghq #uniqueboutique

#islandacehardware 329 Longview Plaza

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acourtyardflorist 231 Skiff Landing Road st.simonsdrugs 209 Longview Plaza

st.simonsdrugs Whether you’re filling a prescription, looking for a wedding gift, need a rainy day game or puzzle, have to grab a beach bag, decorate for a party, or want a cute casual dress to change into without going home, St. Simons Drug Co. has it all! #prescriptiondelivery #toysandgames #gifts #notyouraveragedrugstore

acourtyardflorist Add a pop of color to your room or brighten someone’s day with fresh floral arrangements from A Courtyard Florist. They have beautiful blooms to take home or have delivered as well as a variety of gift items. #florist #flowers #coloryourworld #showsomelove #flowersmakeeverythingbetter

lcwantiques 107 Low Country Lane

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Birdie’s of St. Simons Island

A Courtyard Florist A full-service florist serving the Golden Isles for over 25 years, A Courtyard Florist can assist with all your fresh flower needs. The team will help you select and send the perfect arrangements for birthdays, anniversaries, sympathy, thank you, or get-well flowers, or coordinate for your events. Live plants, gourmet baskets and gift items also available. Call

or stop by the shop. acourtyardflorist.com

“A little birdie told me … Birdie’s of St.Simons, the island’s newest women’s apparel and gift boutique has now opened its doors. Here, women are made to feel wonderful and special as they shop for any occasion! From jeans to cocktail dresses, jewelry and gifts-- You’ll be delighted to find something for everyone! birdiesofstsimons.com

231 Skiff Landing Rd..Longview Center | 912.634.9622 @acourtyard.florist @acourtyardflorist

663 Frederica Rd | 912.434.9583 @birdies.ssi @birdies.ssi

Bubba Garcia’s

Allie Harper Classic. Polished. Comfortable. Three words that describe the clothing at this boutique. Every piece is personally curated with you in mind. “My goal is for every woman to feel beautiful,” beams owner Paige King. “Every look that I choose is specific to the client, and it will be classic, polished, and comfortable”. Please visit today for the complete Allie Harper experience. shopallieharper.com

They’re are all about good food, great friends and tasty tequila. The vibe is inspired by The South, south of the border, and the Caribbean. The food is influenced by all things “southern” and has been distilled into one of the best Mexican rooted menus around. Bubbas Up, your neighborhood watering hole, offers pool and craft beers, so after a great meal go upstairs and relax with the locals. bubbagarcias.com

50 Aviator Plaza, #104 | 251.709.8382 @allieharper.style @AllieHarper.Style

200 Redfern Village | 912.634.0073 @bubbagarcias @BubbaGarcias

Butler’s Stash

ALo Naturals ALo Naturals in Redfern Village has a wonderful array of handmade candles, all-natural bath and body products, and several Turkish cotton products that are great for home or the beach. Its body butters, After Sun, facial toner, Dead Sea Salt Scrub, and other products make great gifts. The natural bug spray is a must! Alonaturals.com

You’ll find all of the latest apparel, jewelry, and gifts at this women’s fashion boutique in Shops on Market Street. Owners Tina and Cheyenne Whaley are a mother-daughter duo who have a love for fashion and an even bigger love for shopping! They are grateful to their island customers who shop local, and want everyone — locals and visitors alike — to feel right at home when you shop the Stash! butlerstash.myshopify.com

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Catch 228 Oyster Bar & Grill Check out this popular oyster bar and enjoy not only amazing seafood but everything from juicy burgers to perfect ribeyes. Wild Georgia shrimp, crab legs, fresh daily catch, Bloody Mary bar. Happy hour 4-6pm every day with specials on oysters, beer & wine. Open MondaySunday, lunch served Friday-Sunday. 228 Redfern Village., Ste 100 | 912.634.6228.

Diana Fisher, Maritime Realty Group, LLC Diana Fisher, ABR, SRS, CSS, ePro REALTOR® (formerly with Palmetto Realty) prides herself on her full Real Estate expertise for both buyers and sellers. Contact her and join in the excitement about their new upscale community here on St. Simons Island, The Park at Village Creek. A Circle of Excellence top 20 REALTOR®. dianafisher.realtor 912.399.9910 | diana@dianafisher.realtor

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Certified Burgers & Beverage After a long day on the beach or on the golf course, there is only one place to find the locals. Join them at the bar and try CB&B’s self-proclaimed best margarita on the island.

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Fancy Q Fancy Q Japanese restaurant welcomes you for indoor or outdoor dining and also offers takeout. Serving appetizers, salads & soups, sushi and sashimi with special rolls, hibachi and other entrees, kids’ meals, and desserts. Enjoy beer or wine or other beverages with your meal. Lunch specials available. fancyqstsimons.com 211 Redfern Village | 912.634.5970

44 Midway Square | 912.268.4330 @CertifiedBurgers

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Certified Pantry & Provisions Stop by Certified Pantry and Provisions for everything you need to be the ultimate Grill Master. Pop in at the right time and you can even pick Chef’s brain for a few tips on how to cook the perfect burger. Pre-cooked meals available. Open TuesdaySaturday 11am-7pm. certifiedpantry.com 24 Midway Square | 912.771.8659 @CertifiedPantry

@certifiedpantry

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G.J. Ford Bookshop The Golden Isles’ premier independent bookshop offering books of local and regional interest, and the most recently published books of fiction and nonfiction. Great selection of children’s books, games, audio books, calendars and planners, greeting cards and exquisite boxed cards, Out-of-print searches and special orders. gjfordbookshop.com 600 Sea Island Rd., #6. | 912.634.6168 @gjfordbookshop

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Island Drapes and Upholstery

Golden Isles Bracelet Co. Golden Isles Bracelet Co. is the little store with a big reputation for fine locally crafted silver and gold jewelry. Bracelets for all wrist sizes, Earrings, Pendants, & Custom Fitted Finger and Toe Rings. Home of the St. Simons Island Signature and Jekyll Island Turtle bracelets. GIBCoBracelets.com 215 Mallery Street | 912.638.3636. @gibco @goldenislesbraceletco

Hampton Inn St. Simons Island

This team makes all your window treatment and upholstery dreams come to life. Their fabric library offers many options, offering in-home consultations to meet your needs. Services include draperies, cornices & valances; Roman shades & blinds; custom bedding & drapery hardware; outdoor cushions; slipcovers; re-covering furniture; and custom-built furniture & headboards. islanddrapesandupholstery.com 1958 Demere Road | 912.268.4685 @islanddrapesandupholstery @islanddrapesandupholsteryllc

J Kris & Co. Salon

Feel right at home on St Simons at Hampton Inn. Beachside relaxation is less than 10 minutes from their door. the hotel is central to Redfern Village, Pier Village and the Lighthouse Museum. Cool off in the outdoor pool, and enjoy free breakfast and wi-fi. hilton.com

Offering all hair services including color, cut and fusion bond extensions. Kristin Hoffman ,owner of J Kris &Co Salon is an American Board Certified Haircolorist, New York Redken certified Color, Design, and Balayage specialist, and a hair extension specialist. Passionate about her career and learning new techniques, Kristin offers the highest quality service and expertise in her field.

2204 Demere Road, Road | 912.634.2204

86 Retreat Village | 912.268.2780

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Joseph Jewelers

Island Dog Located in Pier Village. the shop has unique dog specialty items such as collars, leashes, harnesses, toys, treats, and dog boutique items. Specialty nautical, college team collars and seasonal clothing. Yes, there are cat items as well. Free treats and water for your dog while shopping. islanddogssi.com 412 Mallery St. | 912.506.9769 @IslandDogSSI 40

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Whether you’re pledging your love or celebrating a special occasion, Joseph Jewelers’ professional staff can help you find the perfect piece of jewelry. Serving the Golden Isles and Southeast Georgia since 1910 with impeccable customer service. They offer timeless engagement/wedding rings from Gabriel New York, as well as stunning estate pieces. josephjewelers.com 600 Sea Island Rd. #16 | 912.634.9060 @josephjewelers

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Keep It Simple Pressure Washing The company’s name is Keep it Simple and that’s just what they do! Simple cleaning for the exterior of your home or business is their specialty. With Google 5 star reviews, they offer commercial and residential cleaning services in the Golden Isles. Soft and pressure washing services for homes, roofs, concrete, irrigation & stain removal, and more. Contact Trey Andrews for free quote. Kispressurewashing@gmail.com | 912.222.2283

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Maggie’s Boutique An island landmark for over 48 years, Maggie’s Boutique is home to ladies clothing in both missy (0-16) and women’s sizes (0X-3X) including accessories, shoes & gifts catering to island lifestyle. Maggie’s is known as “Lady Dawg Headquarters” and offers licensed University of Georgia clothing along with every accessory available for you or your favorite Bulldog fan. maggiesssi.com 1616 Frederica Rd | 912.638.3995 @Maggiesssi

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Meo’s Suite

Lillie B. Tween Clothes for when she is no longer a child and not quite a teenager. Apparel from Habitual Girl, Creamie & Queen of Sparkle, Mayoral, Florence Eiseman, Duffield Lane, Mia and Hayden Girls in sizes 7-16. Shoes, handbags and accessories to accompany and complete the ensemble for your tween age girl. Sister store, Cutie Patooties downstairs offers infants and children’s clothing for girls and boys. lilliebtween.com 276 Redfern Village | 912.268.2005 @lilliebtween @Lillie-B-Tween

Limesy Bike Rentals Limesy Bike Rental service is the first on St Simons Island and the Golden Isles to offer 100% contactless rentals. You simply visit the Limesy website to rent your bikes. They’ll leave the bikes for you, locked and secured with your own special code. When you’re done, just return the bikes to the same spot. They’ll even deliver bikes right to your door! Got questions? Email them at limesybikerentals@gmail. com. limesybikerentals.com

Welcome to Meo’s Suite. This year they celebrate their 16th summer located in Pier Village. There’s a little something for everyone at Meo’s! Whether you’re shopping for your first date, your back-toschool wardrobe, the perfect dress for a wedding, a baby shower, or just a casual beach outfit, they are there to help you find what you need! Visit them in the village or shop the store online. meossuite.com 311 Mallery St. | 912.638.8989 @meossuitessi

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OMCORE Yoga + Body Offering you a trusted tribe of teachers dedicated to reaching personal goals together! The ONLY boutique studio in the area to offer a variety of small yoga, barre, indoor cycle, and HIIT classes tailored to your fitness goals and levels. Each session ends with a final relaxation segment to ensure that you leave feeling relaxed, refreshed, and renewed! omcoreyoga.com 1624 Frederica Rd.,#3 | 912.230.2287 @omcoreyoga @omcorevibes D AT E 2 0 2 2

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PakMail St. Simons PakMail is a family-owned full-service packing and shipping company. They also offer a range of other services and products, including freight shipping, copy/fax, mailbox rental, receiving, wine shipping, custom crating, as well as a variety of gifts and packaging. Come into PakMail, where you have options! stsimonspakmail.com 1700 Frederica Rd., #101 | 912.638.8004 @stsimonspakmail

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Sea Stitches Kristy Schueneman, Proprietor, has opened a quilting store offering long arm quilting services as well as beautiful fabrics and notions. Offering suggestions regarding just the right quilting pattern to enhance your beautiful creations. Committed to helping you create your masterpiece with the latest tools and techniques, the highest quality quilting supplies, and a family-friendly environment. seastitches.com 100 Sylvan Drive, Ste 150,| 912.771.8802 @seastitches @seastitches

Palm Coast Coffee Cafe & Pub

Southeast Adventure Outfitters

A favorite island spot to enjoy breakfast/lunch, a great cocktail or a cold beer. Dine in or enjoy the weather with a seat on the outdoor patio or courtyard. Not ready for lunch or breakfast? Try a fresh cup of coffee, espresso or select from a variety of house made bakery items. Family friendly and don’t forget the pup! Open Monday-Saturday 8 am until 2 pm. palmcoastssi.com

Explore the waterways of the beautiful Golden Isles by boat or kayak. Offering daily adventures since 1994, SEA looks forward to making unforgettable memories with you and yours. They also sell kayaks from the top manufacturers like Hobie and Hurricane, as well as outdoor clothing and accessories at their retail locations. You can book online. southeastadventure.com

318 Mallery Street | 912.634.7515 @palmcoastcoffee @palmcoastcoffee

313 Mallery Street | 912.638.6732 @southeastadventure @southeastadventure

Sandy Bottom Bagels Sandy Bottom Bagels serving authentic New York bagels, hand-rolled, kettle boiled, kosher, fresh baked and free of any preservatives. Cater your family breakfasts with fresh baked NY bagels, lox platters, homemade muffins, fruit bowls, breakfast casseroles & more, so you can relax and enjoy! Gift cards available. sandybottombagels.com 242 Retreat Village | 912.434.9310 @SSBonSSI @ssbonssi 42

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St Simons Sweets Beneath the awning, your sweet tooth is calling! From authentic Southern pralines, and chocolate dipped treats to ice cream, St. Simons Sweets is the place for sweets that make you smile. Located in the heart of the Village and open seven days a week from 10 am to 11 pm . stsimonssweets.com 229 Mallery Street | 912.638.0150


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St. Simons Seafood

Three Little Birds Fly In, Fly Out

In the mood for awesome seafood, but feel like staying in? Only one place to go: St. Simons Seafood! BJ and Brent are the island experts in the finest, freshest seafood you will find. Georgia White Shrimp, incredibly fresh fish, stews and chowders, gumbo, crab cakes, deviled crab, and seafood lasagna all available in their retail store. Open TuesdaySaturday 10 am - 5 pm.

Three Little Birds, Fly In, Fly Out, is the St. Simons Pier Village’s top stop for graband-go breakfast and lunch, premade meal selections, and local pantry items. Come check out the new chick and pick up a meal for the family, grab a quick lunch, and enjoy fine coastal fare on the fly at Three Little Birds, Fly In, Fly Out. ThreeLittleBirdsSSI.com

2463 Demere Rd. | 912.634.2646

509 Ocean Blvd.| 912.771.8787

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Two Brothers Bike Shop

The Club No matter your fitness level or goals, The Club has the resources, equipment, and team that will help you to achieve the healthiest, most vibrant version of yourself in a multifaceted facility designed for all fitness levels. Nowhere else in the Golden Isles offers a wider array of facilities, equipment, classes, trainers and childcare in one low monthly membership rate. Weekly and monthly rates available. theclubssi.com

twobrothersbikeshop.com 227 Mallery St. | 912.638.6766 | 912.266.3186

2929 Demere Rd. | 912.638.5600 @theclubssi

Welcome to Two Brothers Bike Shop, the number one source for all your bicycle needs. Located in the Pier Village at 227 Mallery Street. They are dedicated to giving you the very best deal, with a focus on customer service, uniqueness and friendliness. Ask for Max or Matthew!

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Wine, Body & Soul

The Stables at Frederica

A wine gift shop with a bar inside and a walk-up bar outside in the Alley! Come sip a glass of wine or a wine cocktail while shopping. In the evening, sit outside under the lighted sails and palms and enjoy some live music. Order from surrounding restaurants, and bring your friends to

Explore the dunes, marshes, and beaches of Georgia’s barrier islands from the unique vantage of horseback. The Stables at Frederica offers once-in-a-lifetime trail ride experiences to riders ages 7 and up and introduces the joy of horses to younger riders with a pony ride at the Stables’ main location. thestablesatfrederica.com

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The Best of Times

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by Emily Ellison St. Simons Land Trust

uly in Coastal Georgia is without a doubt among the best of times for locals and vacationers. It’s the month when summer has taken up full residency in the Golden Isles, with National Picnic Month kicking off on July 1, followed by all the flags and

flares and other festivities of Independence Day on the 4th. It’s the month when freshly picked corn is so sweet it tastes like dessert, when the ice cream churn is pulled out of the garage, dusted off, and filled with cream and peaches. When the kids run and play and swim so hard that they drop like sacks of sand at bedtime, with noses and shoulders kissed by the sun and healthy glows across their faces. Occasionally, though, July can also feel like the worst of times – creating a tale of two islands – evidenced by the “celebration” of World Snake Day on the 16th and mass quantities of bug spray being sold at Island ACE Hardware and the local drugstores.

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There are indeed serpents in paradise, along

a private residence and local kids swung from

commercial space, multi-family dwellings, or

with gnats, ticks, and chiggers. But the hot

the rope and splashed into a freshwater pond.

additional single-family homes from being

weather irritants are far outweighed by the

The little lake is no longer there, but that doesn’t

built in an already congested area. Although

joys of summer. So, let’s start there, with the

stop ibis and herons and other shorebirds from

the house itself is no longer inhabited, many

best of times.

visiting us often. We hope that you’ll visit, too,

species of native plants have thrived on the

especially when we host one of our “Movie

site for the nearly 100 years since the Huies

On St. Simons, there are plenty of places

Nights Under the Oaks” or other events that are

lovingly created a sanctuary for artists.

to spread blankets and open up coolers

meant to thank this community for helping us

and picnic baskets if you’re interested in

to save the many magnificent trees that would

Cross the street and head north on Frederica

When sitting on a bench under John’s Oak, it’s easy to imagine being miles from the summer hubbub when in fact you’re only footsteps away from the busiest road on the island.

and you’ll find the John Gilbert Nature Trail.

recognizing National Picnic Month. One of our

have been felled on our property to make

would never be destroyed. Our guess is that

favorite spots on the island is the backyard

room for a proposed dollar store. You made it

Mrs. Gilbert would never have guessed that

of the Land Trust’s offices. If you’re biking or

happen, so please stop by soon!

twenty years later her beloved land would be

walking down Frederica Road this summer,

When in 2002 Dorothy Gilbert donated these forty acres to the Land Trust in memory of her husband John, she did so to protect her family’s marsh-front property and to make sure that “John’s Oak,” an ancient and enormous live oak,

one of the most popular spots on St. Simons,

we’d love to see you. Begin your visit at 1810

Across the street from us, you’ll find another

with walkers, cyclists, and drivers stopping

Frederica by checking out the latest offerings

spot saved by the Land Trust and a perfect

daily to follow the wooden boardwalk through

in our “Little Free Library” and join our favorite

place for a few minutes of downtime under

a maritime forest to the marsh. The Nature

bench sitter, Tony, who does his morning

wisteria-draped live oaks. 1819 Frederica Road

Trail is open seven days a week from sunrise

reading in our front yard almost every day.

is the site of the former Mildred Huie Museum.

to sunset, and in July it’s the perfect place to

Next you can search for “The Old Man in the

Mrs. Huie, a well-known impressionist painter

catch a marsh breeze. When sitting on a bench

Tree,” one of the island’s much-photographed

and local historian, and her husband Carl built

under John’s Oak, it’s easy to imagine being

tree spirits. We have picnic tables available

their residence here in the late 1920s. After her

miles from the summer hubbub when in fact

out back, along with a bat house and the

death, the building was maintained as an art

you’re only footsteps away from the busiest

beginnings of native plant gardens. Your little

gallery and museum by Mrs. Huie’s daughter,

road on the island.

ones might be intrigued by the remains of the

Millie Wilcox, a much-loved patron of the

rope swing (now looking more like a moss-

arts in this community. The corner property

Further north on Frederica, at the intersection

covered vine from the Jurassic period). This is

(comprised of four platted lots) was purchased

with Sea Island Road, is another iconic

a remnant of the days when the property was

by the Land Trust in 2018, preventing a

property – Old Stables Corner. The previous

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site of the Sea Island Stables, where generations of islanders and visitors learned to ride, the 2.3 acres are filled with live oaks and other native trees. It, too, is a perfect spot for resting on one of the benches, checking out the Little Free Library that is a replica of the old stables, or spreading out a blanket for a picnic that you’ve purchased from one of the many nearby restaurants that are partners of the Land Trust. There are several other places for those July picnics. But there are also numerous spots

Guale Preserve Waterfront

where you can keep moving and observe some of the wildlife that is abundant in the summer. This brings us back to World Snake

you stay on your side of the trail, it will stay on

Preservation,” or download a copy from

the other. That is true for most of the wildlife

our website. With the Passport in hand,

found on St. Simons and other coastal areas.

you and your family can learn more about

It has taken a lifetime, and working among

Whether it’s a snake or a bat or an opossum,

the nearly 1,200 areas in our Trust and

naturalists, for me to go from being terrified

they were all here long before we were, and they

gain an even greater appreciation for this

of snakes to forming a great appreciation for

all play important roles in our ecosystems.

incredible place where we live and play --

Day on July 16.

one of the most biodiverse spaces on the

Ben Franklin. It was Franklin who suggested the rattlesnake as a symbol of America when he

The weather in July may be sweltering, and the

planet. A perfect date to do this is on July

wrote, “She never begins an attack, nor, when

skeeters may be relentless. But the plusses of

28, World Nature Conservation Day. This

once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore

hiking through maritime forest at Cannon’s

day was established to recognize that a

an emblem of magnanimity and true courage.”

Point Preserve or riding a bike on Polly’s Trail

healthy environment is the cornerstone of

Every time I read this quote, I am reminded that

at Guale Preserve far surpass the downsides

a healthy society. That’s certainly worth a

old Ben also wanted the national bird to be a

of summer on St. Simons. Bug spray is a cheap

snake or two!

turkey. But Franklin was right about the rattler.

price to pay for the first sighting of a painted

Although all of Georgia’s barrier islands have the

bunting or the hatching of a baby sea turtle.

For additional information about the St. Simons Land Trust, please call 912.638.9109, drop by

perfect habitat for this venomous species, it will never start a fight or chase you down as I always

If you stop by the Land Trust’s offices, be

our offices at 1810 Frederica Rd., or visit our

dreamt it would when I was a child. Instead, if

sure to pick up a copy of our “Passport to

website at sslt.org.

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Laser

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Focused

legant Island Living recently had the opportunity to speak to Dr. John Imhoff, Ophthalmologist, Founder and Medical Director of SouthEast Eye, about his nearly 40 years of practice and the newly opened Laser Surgery Center. Dr. Imhoff began the conversation by admitting that he’s sentimental about his career and life’s journey. Dr. Imhoff opened his first Ophthalmic practice in 1983, here in Brunswick, just three years after graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completing his residency at the

Dean A. McGee Eye Institute. Dr. Imhoff is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Eye Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Society of Contemporary Ophthalmology, and the Medical Association of Georgia. He is a fellow of the McGee Eye Institute and Oklahoma Eye Institute. During his career, Dr. Imhoff, with others, pioneered modern cataract surgery, and he has performed more than 80,000 of those procedures successfully to date. He says, “I love what we do, and I truly believe it’s

not just a job, it’s preserving and restoring God’s precious gift of vision.” SouthEast Eye, formerly known as Imhoff Eye Center, is southeast Georgia’s premier ophthalmic provider with skilled physicians and friendly staff dedicated to providing the highest quality eye care to each patient using the most sophisticated technology available. Since the practice was opened in 1983, it has expanded to serve patients in 10 different locations throughout southeast Georgia and northeast Florida. Dr. Imhoff explains that his goal is not just to provide the patient with good vision, but to provide them with the very best vision possible using the best technology available and based on the overall health of the eye. To do that, he says, “you need: 1) the best and newest physical facility, 2) the best and most technologically advanced equipment, 3) the best lasers, hardware and software, and 4) the best staff, one that is focused exclusively on surgical eyecare.” Dr. Imhoff says that these three things are exactly what the new SouthEast Eye Laser Surgery Center provides. The facility at 3215 Shrine Road, Suite 8 is an outpatient surgery center dedicated entirely to ophthalmology outfitted with state-of-the-art surgery

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equipment and offering the highest level of infection control. They don’t do glasses; the practice is dedicated to cataract and laser surgery and laser vision correction. staff trained in laser cataract surgery, laser vision correction, laser glaucoma procedures. Dr. Imhoff and his staff are proud to work closely with a patient’s regular optometrist to provide an easy, seamless experience. Dr. Imhoff’s many, many years of expertise include the areas of Anterior Segment Ophthalmic Microsurgery, Cataract and Intraocular Lens Surgery, Secondary Intraocular Lens Implants, Laser Surgery for Secondary Cataracts, Glaucoma Treatment, Corneal Disease Treatment, Refractive Surgery. Experienced ophthalmologist and surgeon Dr. Kent Price joined SouthEast Eye in 2019 and has more than 25 years of experience with ophthalmic producers that include Laser Vision Correction, Laser Cataract Surgery, Implantable Collamer Lenses for Myopia (ICL), Presbyopia Correction, and Glaucoma Management. Dr. Price attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed his residency at University of Missouri – Kansas City. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Eye Surgery. In addition, he is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and has a faculty appointment at Mercer University College of Medicine. Together with Office Manager Jeri Harper, who’s been with Dr. Imhoff almost since the beginning, and Surgery Center Director Sandra Nemetz, RN,

who brings 36 years of ophthalmology specific surgery center experience, they are unquestionably the most experienced laser eye surgery team in Georgia. Dr. Imhoff takes great pride in the fact that his staff is not only knowledgeable, but “a truly loving, caring, and nurturing team that wants to provide the best patient Dr. Kent Price, Surgery Center Director Sandra Nemetz, RN, experience with the very and Dr. John Imhoff best results.” When asked specialists. I want to get them here. I want us about his more than 40 years of practice, he to have multi-disciplinary practices here in responds with a chuckle, “It’s fun making the Golden Isles to get these subspecialities people see! I could have retired by now, but it’s covered.” In the meantime, he is certainly just so much fun to restore people’s vision!” doing his best using all the tools available to him to provide the highest quality eye care Dr. Imhoff has plentiful stories about experience to those seeking better vision restoring vision for patients who lost their through surgery and laser correction. sight or may not have ever been able to see properly before he performed surgery. It’s easy to believe him when he says, “It’s a passion, not just a job. I truly feel like I am doing the good Lord’s work.” He has touched numerous lives and has such a deep connection with many in the Golden Isles, including the Jones family, and he credits John Gilbert for recruiting him to come here. Retirement is far from his mind he shares as he’s driving to Kiawah to do some recruiting of his own. He says, “I’m excited about the next 10 years. This area is lacking in glaucoma specialists and cornea

SouthEast Eye welcomes new patients. For more information, call 912.267.0565 or visit southeast-eye.com. If you’re in need of vision correction, trust a team that’s laser focused on what it takes to help you see your best. permit #ASTC001568

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emergency treatment and surgical care through grooming and boarding services, Seaside offers it all. Since the days of curbside and COVID, Seaside has been dedicated to improving the client experience so it surpasses pre-COVID practices, and to meeting the needs of the community.

They recently added Dr. Bill Johnson, an experienced veterinarian who lives here on the island, to their team. Dr. Johnson received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 and operated his own private practice in Illinois and Georgia.


Dr. Johnson strives to integrate preventative medicine to maintain optimal health with a goal to maintain long-term healthy, happy bonds between people and their pets. He has special interests in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dermatology, gastrointestinal disease, and geriatric care. Dr. Johnson has a strong following already!

ability to accommodate more pets who need care and shorter wait times for appointments.

They have also partnered with Dr. Steven Neihaus, a board-certified surgeon who previously worked for Capital Veterinary Specialists in Jacksonville, FL, in order to offer his expertise and services in orthopedic, oncology, soft tissue and other wound treatment on a limited basis. Dr. Alan Weldon comes to Seaside about once a month to perform ultrasound diagnostics. Dr. Weldon’s primary interests are internal medicine, neurologic disease, gastrointestinal disease, cardiology and diagnostic imaging. He has been published in various veterinary journals and is a courtesy professor in the University of Florida’s Practice Based Equine Clerkship program. The Seaside team knows that St. Simons Island residents want the best care for their pets as well as the convenience of staying close to home and these types of relationships with other doctors provides that.

Seaside also offers pet owners the ability to schedule technician appointments with their own dedicated team for cold laser therapy sessions. Cold laser therapy is an effective drug-free and non-invasive method to treat pain and Dr. Bill Johnson inflammation from joint issues like arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, and help surgical wounds and other injuries heal faster. Their team has gone through a certification program for this that many other hospitals don’t require. Another step Seaside took in 2022 to streamline the system for clients was implementing Pet Health ID Cards. The cards include your pet’s shot record, microchip number, and a photo of your pet (if you choose to submit one), so that you can have the information in your wallet everywhere you go. This is especially helpful for frequent travelers and in situations like hurricane evacuation!

The Seaside team states that they will continue to hire talented doctors to meet the needs of the community. They also are planning a renovation that will expand their lobby and add several additional exam rooms. More rooms and more doctors mean the

Itchy pets and parasites are some of the most common problems pet owners deal with. Just like humans, pets can be sensitive to irritants and suffer allergies. The Seaside team can diagnose and offer treatment for skin-related problems, so they don’t

develop into serious health concerns. Fleas and ticks are not only uncomfortable for your pet, if untreated, they can also cause severe illness. These pests can also be a real hassle if they move into your home. Seaside offers several safe options for year-round treatment and prevention of these and other parasites, including heartworm. Their team is happy to consult with you to see what the best option is for your pet and your lifestyle. Healthy, happy pets and happy owners are the best kind of recommendation. One recent testimonial from a family whose French bulldogs have been treated by Seaside since they moved here from Atlanta three years ago, says: “The staff is always compassionate, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Thank you, Dr. Lieske, Dr. Taylor, Dr. Blount, Dr. Raver, Amanda, all the Vet Technicians and office staff, who treat our pets as if they were their own, always greeting us with a smile!” The team at Seaside Veterinary Hospital would love to meet you and see how they can help you and your pet enjoy the best and longest life together. Call 912.638.7600 to book an appointment or stop by their office at 175 Skylane Road.

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sacrificing the quality that comes from a high-end kitchen. Family meals change weekly and a new international dish, like chicken tikka masala, is incorporated each week. The hot bar changes daily and offers two meats, like grilled tri tip and roast chicken, and two or three sides, like macaroni & cheese, colorful grilled vegetables, or roasted potatoes, all by the pound. Picanha, a cut of beef popularized in Brazil, can often be found on the hot bar, in a mixed grill family meal, or in the deli case if you’d prefer to take it home and grill it yourself. In the deli case, you’ll find delicious cheeses such as Mimolette (France), Idiazabal (Spain) and Robiola (Italy) alongside local favorites Thomasville Tomme and Asher Blue from Sweet Grass Dairy in Thomasville, GA. There’s also a superb spread of delectable

charcuterie, including Italian salumi (not to be confused with salami!) like culatello, guanciale, mortadella and soppressata, house-made pastramis and house-smoked ham. There’s plenty here to put together an impressive charcuterie board as well – or you can have The Pantry do it for you! They stock a variety of flatbreads, crackers, crisps and breadsticks to round it all. If you’re in the mood for a sandwich, choose from the ones on the board, like bahn mi or muffaletta, or create your own from the bountiful choices in the case. Grab one of their house-made boba teas, in flavors like Thai iced tea, mango oolong or matcha green, to wash your sandwich down – or save it for dessert! The refrigerated case is filled with grab-n-go favorites such as Dan Dan Noodles, Tuna Poke Bowls, and Chopped Salad, as well


as house-made items like salad dressings, pimento cheese and smoked fish spread. You’ll also find fresh pastas and even more charcuterie along with local and imported butters and pickled vegetables. In the reach-in freezer, there are dashi and shrimp, mushroom, chicken and veal stocks alongside frozen house-made soups like red pea & ham or turkey-andouille gumbo, some pastas and large ice cubes and spheres for your craft cocktails. The array of beverages is an eclectic mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic choices. You’ll discover spritzer-style ales and craft beers from Creature Comforts Brewing Co. in Athens, and choices from Anderby Brewing in Peachtree Corners and 3 Taverns Craft Beers in Decatur. The wine selection runs the gamut of white, red, rosé, sake, and vermouth. There are ready-to-drink premium non-alcoholic cocktails from Mocktail Club and artisan sodas from New Creation Soda Works just outside Athens. CP&P’s pantry items are a step up from what you’re likely to see in a local grocery store. They carry their own Certified Blend from St. Simons’ Wake-Up Coffee, flavored with dark chocolate, cherry, and almond. There are imported pastas, sauces, “00” flour and olive oils from Italy, regional jellies, jams and honeys, and mustards and jams from France. In addition to the Valrhona chocolate chips and couvertures, you’ll find fine chocolates from Thomas Keller + Armando Manni and

candies from Candy Club and Mexico’s Sugarox. Non-food items include beef tallow soaps from Hunter Cattle Co. in Brooklet, GA – the same folks who supply Certified Burgers & Beverage with their beef. (You’ll also find their bacon in the deli case.) Certified Pantry carries a wide array of cookware from Made In, including sauciers, stockpots, pans and casserole dishes, along with knives and dinnerware. Catering was another inspiration for the opening of Certified Pantry & Provisions. Chef Carrier enjoys the freedom of crafting client-specific menus for all kinds of occasions. Let him break out his custom shawarma rig from Sea Island Forge, and he’s a happy chef. Likewise, having a grill and griddle brought to your home can make for a memorable poolside cookout. Catering for both Certified Pantry & Provisions and Certified Burgers & Beverage is being handled out of the Certified Pantry kitchen. Catering director Amy Debreceni is onsite Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., but it’s best to call for an appointment if you’d like to meet. She can assist you with putting together an intimate dinner party, wedding weekend welcome dinner, family reunion or real estate caravan. Any event you can dream up, she and Chef

can make happen. Amy can best be reached by email at certifiedcateringssi@gmail.com. Whatever you’re looking for, Certified Pantry can fit the bill, whether you need a grab-ngo meal or to plan a backyard burger bash, cocktail party or lowcountry boil. If you love to cook, they have unique items that will elevate your next meal. And if cooking just isn’t your thing, pick something up and serve it as your own creation – your guests will never know! Similarly, if you need a hostess gift, call ahead and have them curate a gift basket for you or pop in for a bottle of wine on your way to the soiree. Certified Pantry & Provisions is located at 24 Midway Square on St. Simons, just south of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads. They’re open Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You can reach Certified Pantry by phone at 912.771.8659.

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The early retirement dream really centers on gaining control over your time. You may equate retirement with the idea of collecting Social Security benefits, but some Silicon Valley tech millionaires are retiring by 40 and younger. The key to early retirement is creating a financial plan. Set a target savings value that is equal to the amount of money you’ll need in order to retire early. Taking into consideration your current and future income, in addition to analyzing your current and future expenses, can help you determine how much money you’ll need to have in order to retire securely and comfortably. Plan now to better position yourself for the

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future. Retiring early requires that you pay attention to your current spending habits and align your behavior with your longterm goals for the future. In addition to your current job, what additional means of income could you take on? Invest in income-generating assets such as rental properties or a small business. Take on a part-time job or start a side hustle to create another income stream to help cover your current cost of living. That way, you can save more money and put it toward your retirement fund which creates more flexibility. Here are six tips to adhere to if you want to achieve an early retirement: • Contributing to your workplace retirement plan means you’ll essentially earn free money if your company is willing to match your contributions. Surpass the value of your employer’s match and increase the value of your contribution by 1% every year at the very least. If possible, set up automatic deposits. Make an appointment with a financial adviser to seek advice about your best alternative option if you either aren’t eligible for an employer-matched retirement plan

or a workplace plan isn’t offered. Your options could include saving in other ways, such as via an individual retirement account, a Roth IRA, or a simplified employee pension plan. • Avoid making withdrawals from your retirement savings account. The longer you allow your assets to be invested, the greater is your long-term potential for growth. You’ll also avoid the 10% penalty from the IRS for withdrawals taken out of a savings account prior to the age of 59.5 years old. That way, you will not have to pay income tax on the amount that you withdraw. • Pay off your current debt and avoid accruing more. Every long-term loan jeopardizes assets that could be used for retirement. You’ll increase your costs by having to pay interest, which is a completely unnecessary and avoidable expense. • Start investing early and make it a habit. Over time, your money will compound, so taking advantage of the growth offered by investments is crucial.

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dropped my oldest daughter at camp last week. One of the things I love about her camp is that I drive up, they grab her trunk, I answer a few questions, hug my daughter and I’m off. It was not always like this but, COVID started many new things. This is one of the new things I actually like. Knowing I was not going to be able to go into camp last summer, I talked with Eloise about a few things I wanted her to remember. I thought these same things might be helpful for you as you send your child or grandchild to day camp or sleep away camp, to grandma’s house or around the corner to swim. I call this the “Know Before You Go” list. It’s a great list for young people and good reminders for everyone. While we are never going to remember to tell children everything, these would be my top twenty: 1.

3. Say “please” and “thank you,” and “yes, sir” and “yes, ma’am.”

13. Brag about others and not about yourself.

4. Pick up after yourself and never expect someone to do it for you.

14. Look people in the eye when speaking. Acknowledge others.

5. Don’t take the last piece of anything.

15. Know how to write a letter and write one daily at summer camp

6. Keep your area neat and clean. 7.

Don’t look at your cell phone while walking down the street, the beach, the sidewalk. Stop and read or text.

8. Don’t show off. Don’t cheer on people that do. 9. Don’t allow others to be bullied. Speak up for them.

16. Know when to put on a cover-up. Don’t wear a wet swimsuit anywhere except the pool or beach area. 17. Keep volume low when playing music or a game while others are around. Remember that other people are outdoors for calm and quiet. 18. Offer to help. Always offer to help if you see someone who needs assistance.

10. Chew with your mouth closed. 19. Wait for others. Be patient and wait. 11. Use a napkin.

Introduce yourself to new friends and try to introduce others. Example, “Hi Jenny! It’s great to see you. This is my friend Susie. She takes tennis lessons with me.”

2. Be a great sport. This can be hard and will take genuine practice at a young age.

12. Let everyone get to the table before you begin eating. Say a blessing.

20. If given a gift, smile and say thank you. Hug the people with whom you are close.

Jennifer Daniel is a graduate of The Protocol School of Washington and she may be reached at Jennifer@polishedpeyton.com or visit her website at polishedpeyton.com.

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FOUNDATION FOCUS

Saluting the Military and First Responders In this issue of Elegant Island Living, the Davis Love Foundation (DLF) begins a new series of highlights focused on The RSM Classic and its impact on our community.

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n the Golden Isles, we are in the unique position of having each branch of the armed services – Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard - within the surrounding area. These men and women who serve and have served our great nation devote their lives to protect our freedoms. From the very first RSM Classic in 2010, we knew we wanted to recognize and show our appreciation for the military. We are also fortunate to have a specialized group of firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, police officers, rescuers and many other first responders who are dedicated to serving our community 24 hours a day. Just consider, the EMS division of Glynn County Fire-Rescue alone responds to an average of 972 calls per month.

Many of these same people are instrumental in the success and safe operation of The RSM Classic each year. They deserve our thanks as well. So to honor and support both the military (active and retired service members) and local first responders, The RSM Classic offers complimentary Patron Pass tickets to the tournament, as well as access to the Heroes Outpost. The Heroes Outpost is a covered hospitality venue providing front-row golf viewing alongside Seaside’s #9 green, featuring complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages provided by Sea Island Resort. This is all made possible through the efforts of the Davis Love Foundation and RSM, along with long-time venue sponsor,

Heritage Plastics, plus other supporting sponsors such as Henshaw Companies, AT&T, American Exchange, SERVPRO and Chick-fil-A. “It is important for us to show respect and to honor military members and first responders for the commitment and sacrifices

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available for the Heroes Outpost. If you would like more information on supporting this initiative, contact The RSM Classic Director of Sales, John McKenzie at jmckenzie@dlovefoundation.com. For details on the Heroes Outpost and military and first responder tickets, visit rsmclassic.com.

In its first twelve years, The RSM Classic, hosted by Davis Love III, has raised nearly $29 million to support local and national charities. The 2022 PGA TOUR event is November 14-20 at Sea Island Golf Club. For partnership information, regardless of the size of your business, contact John McKenzie, Director of Sales, at jmckenzie@dlovefoundation.com or visit rsmclassic.com.

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they make for our well-being,” said Davis Love III, RSM Classic Tournament Host, 21-time PGA TOUR winner and 2022 US Presidents Cup Captain. “We are appreciative to our tournament partners for enabling us to celebrate and provide this special fan experience to these heroic men and women.”


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NONPROFIT NEWS ROUND UP FOR THE PUPS And the kitties too! The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia has partnered with Roundup App, a “spare change” donation platform that lets you automatically donate change rounded up from everyday transactions. When you use the RoundUp App, the extra change from each transaction you make on a card of your choice is rounded up and donated to HSSCG monthly for the care of the animals, which number in

the thousands each year. It only takes a few minutes to complete your profile online and choose HSSCG as the nonprofit. Your

GATHER THRIFT AND CAFÉ NOW OPEN The Gathering Place now has a new community focal point: the “Gather Thrift & Café” located at 3883 Altama Avenue in Brunswick. Open to the entire community, the center is strategically situated near the College of Coastal Georgia and Brunswick High School to provide a safe space for students to study, meet with others, grab coffee, or do some shopping. The G Café opens at 6:30 a.m. and G Thrift at 10 a.m. Monday-Friday until 8 p.m. Both open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sunday. Proceeds fuel the mission of The Gathering Place, a Christian youth mentorship and leadership development organization with the goal to reach, equip, and send students with the Gospel. For more information, visit thegp.org.

RoundUps will then be automatically tracked and donated to HSSCG on the last day of each month. Sign up at roundupapp.com.

FOUNDATION DONATES FUNDS The American Red Cross of Southeast Georgia recently received a generous donation of $5,000 from the Terry Thomas Foundation. This grant will support emergency Susan Goodhue of the Terry Thomas Foundation and Brooke Thompson, Red disaster services to those in Cross Board member and volunteer Glynn County, including relief from severe weather and home fires. Thanks to donations like this, hundreds of people can be assisted by connecting them with recovery services, providing temporary shelter, and meals. “We are grateful for the ongoing support of the Terry Thomas Foundation,” said Maria Center, executive director of the American Red Cross’ Southeast Georgia Chapter. “Their understanding of the significance of ensuring that we have the funds to provide essential emergency disaster services is critical to helping all people in Glynn County.” Last year, the organization responded to 40 disaster operations and provided resources to 51 families throughout Southeastern Georgia.

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TIME TO FLY Three Little Birds, Fly In, Fly Out, the newest member of the Georgia Sea Grill family, is now open for grab-and-go breakfast and lunch, pre-made meals for the family, local produce and pantry items, craft beer and wine. Fly In, Fly Out is conveniently located at 509 Ocean Boulevard, near Pier Village on St. Simons Island, for a quick bite for lunch during a busy workday, supplies for a great beach picnic, or for a leisurely meal on the shaded patio. Fly In, Fly Out is more than just a restaurant, carrying an assortment of fruits and vegetables from local farms, including Potlikker Farm. It also stocks a curated selection of wine, craft beer, and provisions to stock kitchens with the best gourmet items available. The location also serves as the brick-and-mortar home for Three Little Birds Catering. Call Fly In, Fly Out at 912.771.8787 or visit ThreeLittleBirdsSSI.com.

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HAMILTON ROAD STORAGE NOW OPEN Need to clear out your garage or that spare room? Jim and Kirk Watson, owners of Frederica Storage and Southport Storage, are pleased to announce the opening of Hamilton Road Storage, the newest climatecontrolled storage facility on St. Simons Island. The Watson family has been in the storage business

since 1981 and operate multiple locations in the Golden Isles, around Savannah, and in the Warner Robins area. With 24-hour surveillance throughout the facility, you can trust that your belongings will be safe to store with this family-owned business. Come and take a tour of the island’s newest facility and take care of your storage needs with confidence. For more details, call 912.357.2949 or visit hamiltonrdstorage.com.

more access to your physician, short wait times and fewer hassles of traditional medical systems. Dr. Lauren Whitley will be bringing her expertise in providing high quality primary care and growing the doctor patient relationship. She is happy to announce she will also be seeing children along

with the entire family. It will be a one stop shop for preventative care, urgent care needs, chronic disease management along with nutrition and wellbeing counseling. Halcyon Health is located at 28 Market Street, Suite 128. To find out more, call 912.357.2022 or visit halcyonhealthssi.com.


Hans F. Trupp, CCIM founder and former Chairman of Trupp Hodnett Enterprises and The Management Company prior to taking the companies public (NYSE, RZT) in an IPO in 1998 has reentered the real estate business locally through an affiliation with eXp realty. eXp is a cloud based publicly traded (NASDAQ, EXPI) company with more than 83,000 real estate agents in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, India, Mexico, Portugal, France, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Italy, Hong Kong, Colombia, Spain and continues to scale internationally. This internet based high technology company will totally revolutionize the real estate

industry both with relationships of buyers and sellers and the relationship that sales people have with the company. Trend Magazine has described eXp as the Amazon of real estate. eXp realty offers a very unique agent attraction program and Hans has partnered with veteran Atlanta broker John Adams to inform and educate agents throughout the United States about eXp, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the nation. Adams is well known throughout Georgia for his educational activities on behalf of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, and his regular appearances on Fox 5 Atlanta and CNN. He continues to be a freelance journalist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution with more than 1,000 articles in print.

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ACT NOW! Tickets are going fast for Firebox 5, the celebrated pitmaster social held under the mighty oaks of Gascoigne Bluff. The BBQ on the Bluff Invitational Saturday, October 1 will be an epicurean extravaganza featuring some of the finest pitmasters, chefs, farmers, brewers, and distillers in the land. What could possibly make it any better? Live music by members of moe. That’s right, the evening’s jam band goodness will be provided by moe. trio. PLUS every ticket sold and every penny raised through the charitable foundation the Firebox Initiative goes towards helping our local service industry family with emergency crisis grants and scholarship opportunities. Thursday dinner already sold out. Get your BBQ on the Bluff tickets now at ssbbqfirebox.com or on Eventbrite.

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ENCORE, ENCORE! Brunwick Actors’ Theatre is thrilled to welcome back award-winning playwright and actor Jason Woods for two encore performances of The Near Disaster of Jasper & Casper on July 30 & 31 before he heads off to perform the show off-Broadway. New York City Critic’s Choice 5 Star Review: “Woods’ impeccable storytelling engages his audience and their imaginations…He takes his audience on a magical journey before leaving them at the end changed for it.” This show is perfect for all ages. Tickets can be purchased online at SoGloGallery.com or by calling 912.230.1042. For more info on Jason, visit JasonWoodsProductions.com.

BIG SHOW NEW VENUE The Coastal Photographers Guild presents The Big Photo Show in a new venue for its 14th year. The exhibit opens at SoGlo Gallery at 1413 Newcastle St. in Historic Downtown Brunswick with a public reception from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on First Friday, July 1. Photographs included in the exhibit are divided into aspiring and professional photographer levels, and the juried categories are: Nature, Black & White, Landscape, and Open. People’s Choice votes can be cast at the gallery through July 20. The exhibit will be on display through July 30th. Gallery hours Wednesday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. For more information about the Guild, visit coastalphotographersguild.com.

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KEEPING IT CLEAN & GREEN Green is the name of the game at the 14th Annual Keep Golden Isles “Clean and Green” golf tournament. On Monday, August 15, participants can have fun on the greens at Brunswick Country Club and help keep the Golden Isles clean and green at the same time. The 4-player scramble tournament is limited to 20 teams and will begin with lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Registration is $100/player or $400/team until August 1 ($124/player and $500/team thereafter). Mulligan packages can also be purchased. Hole and tent sponsorships available. To register or become a sponsor, contact KGIB at 912.279.1490 or info.kbgib@gmail.com

ATTENTION BRAVES FANS Come see the Atlanta Braves World Series championship trophy at the St. Simons Casino Theatre and take pictures to commemorate your part of this special moment in Georgia sports history. YOU wore the lucky pearls, the hats, the jerseys, now take a moment with the trophy. The Glynn County Recreation Department is proud to host this stop on the World Champions Trophy Tour presented by Truist Financial Corporation on Wednesday, July 13 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Access is free and open to the public. Celebrate the spectacular winning season experienced by the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball.

FUN WITH THE BARD You won’t want to miss the Apex Theatre of Jacksonville’s production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged at the Historic Ritz Theatre on Saturday, July 30. Three madcap performers in Elizabethan dress (and sneakers) weave their way through all 37 of Shakespeare’s tragedies, comedies, and histories at a breakneck pace. Originally premiering in London, this irreverent rollercoaster ride through all the Bard’s plays went on to become its longest running comedy. The Today Show declared, “If you like Shakespeare, you’ll love this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show.” One show only at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at goldenislesarts.org.

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MEMORIAL DAY ON ST. SIMONS ISLAND IS A TRULY SPECIAL OCCASION. The Rotary Club of St. Simons Island has been hosting the Taps at Twilight program for more than three decades. This service of remembrance honors our nation’s fallen heroes and pays tribute to all those who serve. The program included patriotic music and a keynote address from Lt. Col. Steve Bolton, Hunter Army Airfield Commander. It’s heartwarming to see so many veterans in attendance and the large crowd that comes out to support them. This tradition makes you proud to be a part of this community and to be an American. 70

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THESE GIRLS AND GUYS STARTED THEIR DAY EARLY ON BLYTHE ISLAND FOR THE 2022 GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K TRAIL RUN. Girls on the Run of the Golden Isles is a wonderful program that strives to create a fun and safe space for young girls to find the connection between physical activity and mental health. This annual run celebrates all of the growth and accomplishments of the girls who participated during the season.

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OUR HOME PORT OF BRUNSWICK HAS THE OLDEST BLESSING OF THE FLEET TRADITION IN THE NATION. This May marked the 84th annual occurrence of the ceremony and the festivities that surround it at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. This year’s fun included the 2nd Annual Southeast Georgia Shrimp Standoff cooking competition, live music, arts and craft vendors, and more. If you missed it, come out next year!

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THE COASTAL GEORGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC SUMMER OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES GOT OFF TO A STELLAR START WITH A FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE BY THE TAMS. THE WEATHER WAS BEAUTIFUL, AND THE LIGHTHOUSE LAWN WAS PACKED WITH CONCERTGOERS OF ALL AGES. This is the best “block party” on the island, so don’t miss your chance to join the fun when Mainstream Band brings the party on July 10! Advance tickets can be purchased at coastalgeorgiahistory.org. 74

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GOLDEN ISLES ARTS & HUMANITIES HOSTED A CONCERT BY GOLDEN ISLES SUPER SAX MAN MICHAEL HULETT IN NEPTUNE PARK TO KICK OFF THE SUMMER. Michael was joined by special guest vocalist Lauren Swanson who wowed the crowd with her singing. GIAHA’s next planned concert in the park is on August 28, when you’re invited to wrap up the summer with Still Standing: A Tribute to Elton John, an exciting show that honors the star performer’s legacy and amazing music. Advance tickets available at goldenislesarts.org. J U LY 2 0 2 2

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SUMMER WAS WELCOMED EARLY WITH THE FESTIVE FUNDRAISER STARGAZING LOW COUNTRY BOIL AT VILLAGE CREEK LANDING. Guests enjoyed delicious coastal fare from Mr. Shuck’s Seafood, danced to 80s tunes from Squirt Gun, and crowned a new crazy pants king. Much love and laughter was shared while supporting STAR of Coastal Georgia. It might have been windy, but it was wonderful! 1. Carol Prince, Donna Davis. 2. Tina Kirby, Lee Owen. 3. Markisha Butler, Don and Susan Meyers. 4. Abra Lattany Reed, Ben Sterling. 5. Parker and Lauren Lavin. 6. Paul and Dawn Pantano. 7. Tres Hamilton, Glonda Lattany, Tyler Simpson. 8. Krista and Jeff Connor. 9. Carson Jones, Erika Chambliss. 10. Jennifer Fussell, Greer Anderson. 11. Nardis and Mike Kellar. 12. Bonnie Holcomb, Tommy Pack, Duane and Janelle Hairston. 13. Elaine Griffin, Mike Bauer. 14. Mariah Padgett, Marissa Mercer. 76

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WINDSWEPT KEY WEST WAS THE THEME OF CABARET 2022 BENEFITING THE COASTAL SYMPHONY OF GEORGIA. After a blissful yet breezy cocktail hour at The King and Prince Beach & Tennis Resort, Leo Dean kicked off dinner by having attendees stand for the national anthem: “Margaritaville” to everyone’s amusement. The breeze turned into a fierce ocean gale braved by guests who moved inside for dessert and the live auction. Despite Mother Nature’s moody interference, it was a lovely event. 1. Rich Fishman, Gael Johnson, Robey and Jim Frasche. 2. Joe Willie Sousa and Meredith Deal ring the dinner bell with Leo Dean standing by. 3. Jeanne Earle McConnell, Christine Walden, Kathy Gansereit, Jack McConnell. 4. Renn and Sibby Gruber. 5. Shirley and Orion Douglass. 6. Beautiful bromeliad and orchid arrangement by Edward on Saint Simons. 7. Jim and Janet Shirley. 8. Micah and Charlotte Lancaster, Tara and Chad Goehring. 9. Adele Tyson, Georgia Kellogg, Audrey Gibbons. 10. Robbie and Allison White, Ellison and Dick McAllister. 11. Maggie Roberts, Ann Martin. 12. Leslie Gates, Margaret Anderson. 13. Dottie Fielder, Susie Salvatore, Laura Jackson. 14. Fred Freyer, Michelle Fox. 78

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THE JEKYLL ISLAND ART ASSOCIATION RECENTLY HOSTED AN OPENING RECEPTION FOR “A MODEST PEACE,” AN EXHIBITION OF CERAMICS BY HANNAH ROBERTS AND PAINTINGS BY CULLEN PECK. ATTENDEES INCLUDING FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF ALL AGES CAME OUT TO GOODYEAR COTTAGE TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS AND SEE THEIR CREATIVE WORKS ON THIS GORGEOUS AFTERNOON.

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PALM COAST COFFEE ON ST. SIMONS ISLAND WAS THE PLACE FOR A TAIL-WAGGIN’ GOOD TIME DURING A YAPPY HOUR EVENT TO BENEFIT THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF SOUTH COASTAL GEORGIA. People came out to the Village with their furry friends to enjoy food and drinks accompanied by music from the Golden Isles Strummers. Woof, woof, hooray!

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COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF GLYNN RECENTLY HOSTED A SCHOOL OF ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER AT MARY ROSS WATERFRONT PARK. Attendees enjoyed the musical stylings of four eclectic groups from Florida: Side Hustle The Band, Folk Is People, The Band Pressure, and Let’s Ride Brass Band. Local businesses and regional food trucks also participated as vendors and sponsors. Hopefully, they’ll bring back this kind of fun again next year!

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WHAT A DERBY DAY IT WAS! At Churchill Downs, Rich Strike pulled off the biggest upset in the history of the Kentucky Derby for an incredible win and the jubilation was contagious at Sea Island’s Retreat Clubhouse. Frederica Academy’s signature fundraiser was well-attended by dapperly attired gents and ladies in their feathered fascinators and hats. As always, emcee Mason Waters and his Groove Allstars band provided ample entertainment. 1. Denny and Dana Carter, Katie and Jason Widener. 2. Greer Anderson, Jennifer Butler, Catherine Squire. 3. Erika Chambless, Alexa Scott, Lauren Lavin. 4. Gretchen McGregor, Cassie Shipskie. 5. David and Ashley Crosby-Holland. 6. Sage Campione, Amy Pavlou Barr, Dana Pope Manning, Georgia Kellogg. 7. Taylor and Robert Stephenson. 8. Charissa and Brannon Fitch. 9. Marshall and Jessica Grantham. 10. Matt and Amy Hurst. 11. Danny and Christie York. 12. Laurie Sarzier, Rosemarie Prokop, Shameka Cooper, Amy Shockley. 13. Grey Fairchild, Derek Rasmussen. 14. Janet and Forrest Brown, Lorna Herndon. 86

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YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU’LL SEE AT FIRST FRIDAY IN DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK! In addition to the usual live music, folks were treated to a dance-off between the City of Brunswick Fire and Police Departments in May, and a sneak peek performance number from Disney’s High School Musical, Jr. by members of The Golden Isles Penguin Project in June. June also saw the opening of the Georgia Artists with Disabilities show at The Ritz and the Coastal Photographers Guild’s Big Photo Show Too! exhibit in the Creative Frameworks Gallery. The Big Photo Show judged CPG exhibit will be on display at SoGlo Gallery in July. 88

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158 St Andrews Drive Charming 5 bedroom, 4 bath ranch style home recently remodeled, from the wood floors to the roof. Master suite features a large bath with double vanities, Travertine flooring, and an amazing shower. There is also an outdoor shower located off of the master suite. The kitchen features granite countertops, top of the line appliances, including a wine cooler, skylights, and beautiful birch cabinetry. The sunroom is located off the kitchen, as well as a lovely guest suite. The large living room has a vaulted ceiling, built in cabinetry, wet bar, and a fireplace. The back yard is lushly landscaped with much privacy. $1,490,000

118 Maple Street New construction coastal cottage on Saint Simons Island! 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with primary bedroom on the main floor. Primary bathroom has his and her vanities and closets and a large walk-in shower. Two more bedrooms are located upstairs with their own private bathroom. Call for pricing information.

New Construction - Oyster Grove - mid-island location. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has the primary bedroom on the main floor with an open floorplan. Mudroom as you walk in through the garage and ample attic storage space. Upstairs bonus room.

New Construction - Oyster Grove - mid-island location. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has the primary bedroom on the main floor. Other 3 bedrooms are located upstairs along with a large flex space. Luxury interior features and an upgraded chef’s kitchen appliance package!

New Construction - Oyster Grove - mid-island location. 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2 story home with an open floor plan including a study and the primary bedroom on the main floor. Located upstairs are the 3 guest bedrooms and a flex space.

New Construction - Oyster Grove - mid-island location. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has the primary bedroom on the main floor, open floor plan and screened back porch. Upstairs are the 3 guest bedrooms, flex space, and a covered porch.


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Blue Heron Cottage Lovely new 2 story beach cottage in the heart of St Simons Island. 4 BR, 3.5 BA. Private pool. Sleeps 8.

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316 Forest Oaks, Island Club This stunning Italian Villa is fully furnished and offers a blend of comfort and elegance on the Island Club Golf Course. Meticulously designed with a keen sense of European detail. Inviting spaces include a grand size living room with a hand painted ceiling, separate dining room, library/office with lots of custom cabinetry, and family room offering walls of windows to enjoy the terrace and 369’ of frontage on the 14th and 15th fairways. The spacious well-done kitchen and breakfast room are large enough to entertain family and friends. High ceilings, wood and stone floors, 3 fireplaces, 5 large bedrooms and baths, an exercise room, a simply wonderful wine cellar, pretty ironwork, an outdoor fountain on the arbored terrace, a tile roof and a 3-car garage make this an exceptional home. Sold partially furnished. $2,690,000

Beach Club Suites 310-312, Sea Island Located on the top floor of the Beach Club building, this two bedroom, three bath flat (of 2,182 square feet) offers the easiest and most convenient way to own real estate at Sea Island. Vaulted and beamed Living room with fireplace, open kitchen with stove, refrigerator, ice maker, dishwasher and builtin microwave. Each bedroom also has vaulted and beamed ceilings. 3 balconies. Fully furnished. Private parking and lockable storage. Excellent rental history, managed by the Cloister Hotel. The energy and fun at the Beach Club and the beach is your world! $2,595,000


Cottage 315, East 33rd Street, Sea Island There seems to be a wonderful surprise around every corner of Cottage 315, hailed by its guests as “the best beach house ever!” Masterfully planned and appointed at the direction of a proven team: Johnny Shackleford and Terry Hagin. The love and attention given to this beachside home are evident in every room and detail. Six bedrooms, eight full baths, two half baths. The media room has a full bath, closets and an oceanside balcony. Perfect for family gatherings and entertaining. There are fireplaces in the Living Room, Den, Family and Dining Room. The 625 square foot game room adds to the fun. A brick archway leads to a chef’s kitchen with vaulted and beamed ceiling, brick walls and wood floors. Saltwater pool/spa served by a covered porch, outside grilling station and fountain with statuary. Full photo gallery and floor plan at albrowncompany.com

106 Davidson Lane (Lot 8), Hawkins Island Hawkins Island is "hidden" gem. This gated Sea Island neighborhood on St. Simons Island is a true island in and of itself. Reachable by a bridge, there is a real sense of arrival to this special place. This marsh front lot of .87 acres overlooks pocket marsh and also has a long corridor view to the northwest. Studded with mature live oaks, the site is under brushed and very accessible by foot or car. Terrific neighborhood and neighbors. Terrific homesite on a quiet side street with cul-de-sac. $525,000


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4335 7th Street, Saint Simons Island, GA Rare Marsh front paradise awaits! 6 BR, 6 BA completely renovated, corner lot, POOL, and marsh/sunset view on East Beach! This charming cedar shake and tabby home offers quality construction with 9-10 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, fabulous marsh/sunset views and has been beautifully renovated opening the living/dining space, new gourmet kitchen, new lighting, updated master bath, and the addition of a bedroom, bath and family room on the ground floor and more! The main living level is home to the master bedroom suite with a private screened porch, spacious guest suite, new gourmet kitchen that flows out to an additional screened porch with built in gas grill, laundry room, dining & living areas. The upstairs has three very spacious sized guest rooms with en-suite baths. Great storage closets, walk in attic space. The ground level has a new bedroom, full bath and family room that flows to the private pool, patio & gardens. The lot is beautifully landscaped. Elevator/3 car garage. $3,750,000 Listed by Micki Carter 912.617.3807

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228 West 28th Street, Sea Island, GA This gracious Sea Island Cottage was designed by architect, Ed Cheshire and meant to bring the outside in! The high arched windows open up to beautiful gardens. The Secret Garden in the dining room is breathtaking! There are Magnificent gardens throughout this.61 Acre residence. Cottage 494 lives beautifully as one level with 6,510 SF, 4 bedrooms and 5 and a half baths. Large bonus room above the garage. The guest Cottage hosts 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, with separate kitchen and laundry facilities. It is located very conveniently to Sea Island's Beach. Application Rights are available to Sea Island Club. The seller has a second membership that they wish to convey. There is a shared irrigation well with neighbors to the west. The spacious 2-car garage has an extra parking area for a golf cart. $5,300,000 Listed by Susan Imhoff 912.222.5686

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912.222.4002 Ann.Harrell@SothebysRealty.com "We really enjoyed working with Ann on locating and completing the purchase of our new oceanfront home. We currently live out of state, and she explained in detail the nuances of buying property and special considerations as they related to coastal homes. We would work with Ann again in a heart beat- from her availability, attention to detail and genuine relationship with us as buyers." - Caroline Christensen "When you want the best of the best, call Ann Harrell." - Joe McDonough "Ann's attention to detail demonstrates her professional expertise in so many ways, and we felt completely comfortable in trusting her suggestions and insights. She left nothing to chance from listing to close. There is a reason she is one of the area's top agents. We've used many agencies and agents around the country over time; Ann's approach and marketing skills yielded quick results in comparison. We highly recommend listing with her." - Alysia and David English

Please call if I can be of service helping you accomplish your real estate goals! 114 DODGe rD, Saint SimOnS iSLanD - $975,000

Sea OatS Lane - Oceanview LOt - SSi - $1,700,000

new LiStinG

Exceptional curb appeal at this freshly painted 5BR/4.5BA home in convenient island location. Open great room w/ fireplace. Bonus room with surround sound.

.14 Acre lot can be developed with two luxury townhome units or a single family home.

21 & 25 trice Ln, StiLLwater, SSi. - $195,000 each

Nothing Compares. Marshfront lots in gated subdivision. Lot 5 is 1.2 Acre. Lot 6 is 1.5 Acre. Surveys and a geotechnical study are available. Build Your dream home.

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Little Raccoon Key - Private Island Tucked away on Georgia's coast is an internationally recognized private island retreat. This 40-acre island has been featured in Travel & Leisure, Oprah Magazine, Coastal Living, Forbes, and many more publications. Little Raccoon Key is a 10-minute boat ride from neighboring Jekyll Island. It's so close but yet so far away from the hustle and bustle of the larger, neighboring islands. The abundant marine, land, and birdlife make the unspoiled island a peaceful paradise. An outdoor enthusiast's haven, the island features great fishing, bird watching, shelling & paddleboarding. Little Raccoon Key is currently thriving as an award-winning Glamping destination and the island features a fully furnished glamping camp. Own a slice of paradise for you and your generations to come. The assets of the business can be conveyed at the time of the purchase of the real property. Reduced to $995,000

Susan Imhoff

912-222-5686 • 912-638-0406 Susan.Imhoff@SIR.com

308 Hawkins Island Drive, St Simons Island This beautifully renovated in 2017-2018 home is on an eastern marsh lot. and presents fabulous sunrises over the marsh front. The flow of this elegant home makes it perfect for entertaining. The first-floor spacious master bedroom suite is adjacent to the pecky cypress library and enjoys the pool view over the marsh. The living room has a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling cabinetry to display your treasures. The twostory sunroom and the spacious kitchen, family room, and breakfast area open onto the screened porch and expansive pool deck. In addition to the 5BR and 5BA, you have the option of a 6th BR or den/small kitchen with a bath. High ceilings, high-quality design, Brazilian cherry floors, and outstanding architectural details. $3,950,000

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Vacation Rentals and PRoPeRty ManageMent Call Now! 800.634.1667

Bella Vista

We’d like to introduce you to John and Ophelia Bevilaqua, the new owners of Bella Vista located at 907 Beachview Drive. The Bevilaquas purchased this home from Joe McDonough, who ran it for years as the Beach Bed and Breakfast. While they won’t be operating it as a B&B, they will be offering their home for rent through Real Escapes Properties Vacation Rental Program. John and Ophelia were drawn to this home for the expansive ocean views, the high-end finishes and attention to detail. Two oceanfront wrap-around porches front the house with forever views from the living room and the master bedroom. The ground floor offers a garage and theater room that double as a bunk room for the kids. The garage is home for bikes, kayaks and beach toys for guests’ use. The second level features a chef’s kitchen, oceanfront living room, fireplace, queen bedroom with en-suite bath and a back deck with a pellet fueled grill. The top floor will WOW! you with the best master suite on St Simons Island – king-size designer bed, huge living room with unparalleled ocean views, fireplace, large flat panel TV, wet bar, garden tub, walk in shower, and bidet.Additionally, there is a second bedroom on the third floor with a set of twin beds. The large laundry room completes the 3rd floor. A small private pool in the back courtyard will help you cool down from a day at the beach. While in the courtyard you will be able to enjoy the murals painted on the courtyard walls and the back screened in porch. The interior stairwells have murals depicting scenes from St Simons Island. These are just some of the features the Bevilaquas fell in love with. Book Bella Vista for a weekend or a week and we are sure you will fall in love with it, too.

406 Ocean Blvd. SSI, GA | RealEscapesProperties.com | 800.634.1667


Betsy Polhill 912.269.1690

Bradley Randall 912.270.8556

Brooke Ackerman 912.230.1483

Carla Jernigan 912.266.3111

CeCe Gandy 404.797.4373

Christina Judd Clarke 912.399.2267

Colleen Martin 912.297.8638

Ellen Cook 978.317.3609

Janice Morgan 912.580.1833

Joan Lewis 912.258.5841

Katy Harris 912.223.3496

Kay Love 912.230.3253

Top Producing Agent Kelli Osteen 912.270.2505

Top Selling Agent Cynthia Brown 662.694.9235

Kelsi Brooks 832.279.7344

Margaret Anne Proctor 912.222.6629

Ken Sausedo 912.223.1918

Mary Jo Prater 912.223.2283

Marcia Beauchamp Irwin 678.361.8835

Nancy Mickelson 281.961.9056

Margaret Maestas 912.250.6677

Pam Ruddy 912.222.7917

Top Listing Agent Phoebe Hoaster 912.270.5730

Paula Monthofer 928.853.9770

Rachel Marascalco 770.316.2349

Rick Irwin 912.571.7019

Ruth Heyward Beall 912.269.5596

Sandra Branch 912.269.1129

Shannon Stafford 912.638.5843

Tanya Stipe 912.222.5436

Zaida Clay Harris 912.258.1089

1709 Frederica Road SSI, GA 31522 | 912.634.9995 | signaturepropertiesgroup.com


23 Carriage Drive | St. Simons

717 Page Court | St. Simons

1074 Mews Circle | St. Simons

7BR, 6BA, 2HBAs, Amazing home. 9.4 acres. $3,499,000. Phoebe Hoaster. 912-270-5730.

6BR, 4BA, 1HBAs, 3,300 SF. Completely remodeled w/ pool. $1,775,000. Phoebe Hoaster. 912-270-5730.

5BR, 3 full/2 half BA, 1 Blk from Village $1,400,000. Margaret Anne Proctor. 912-222-6629.

156 Township Bluff Cir | St. Simons

117 Sea Palms Lane | St. Simons

124 Simonton Way | St. Simons

4BR, 3BA. Like New Island Home with Pool. $750,000. Call Any Signature Agent.

4BR, 3.5BA. Stunning & Spacious. $689,900. Kelli Osteen. 912-270-2505.

4BR, 3BA. Beautiful home. Large lot with Pool & Spa $649,900. Call Any Signature Agent.

258 Moss Oak Lane | St. Simons

109 Hudson Trail | Brunswick

929 Wimbledon Dr | St. Simons

2BR, 2.5BA. Condo on Golf Course/Lagoon. $380,000. Call Brad Randall. 912-270-8556.

4BR, 2BA. Gated, Quiet Community. $375,000. Marcia Irwin. 678-361-8835

1BR, 2BA. End Unit Mid-Island Condo. 310,000. Kay Love. 912-230-3253.

1709 Frederica Road SSI, GA 31522 | 912.634.9995 | signaturepropertiesgroup.com


Vacation Rentals Shannon Stafford 912.638.5843 Accommodation Excise Tax Cert #111768

Property Management & Rentals SignatureRentalSSI.com

1704 Bruce Drive | East Beach

109 Thompson Cove | St. Simons

4319 Seventh Street | East Beach

5BR, 5.5BA. SEAesta Beach House. Sleeps 16.

3 bedroom 3 bath house.

3BR, 2.5BA. Sleeps 10.

2502 #2 Isl. Retreat | St. Simons

St Simons Grand 318 | St. Simons

Ocean Walk Q8 | St. Simons

2BR, 2BA Ground Floor

4BR, 3BA. Top Floor.

2BR, 2BA. Second Floor Unit.

1440 Ocean Blvd 311 | St. Simons

850 Mallery St T4 | St. Simons

Beach Club 435 | St. Simons

2BR, 2BA. Direct Oceanfront.

1BR, 1BA. Ocean Walk. Upstairs unit.

2BR, 2BA. Partial Ocean View.

114 Floyd St. | St. Simons

Demere Landing 138 | St. Simons

413 Palmetto | St. Simons

3BR, 2BA. Steps to pier/Village.

4BR, 3.5BA. Multi-level Condo.

2BR, 1BA House

1709 Frederica Road SSI, GA 31522 | 912.634.9995 | signaturepropertiesgroup.com


Signature PROPERTIES GROUP

Guest House

Phoebe Hoaster Cell: 912-270-5730 PhoebeHoaster@gmail.com www.PhoebeHoaster.com

717 Page Court, South SSI. Prepare to be amazed! This re-imagined home is definitely a WOW! from start to finish. .52 Acre lot. 6 BR | 4½ BA | 3,300 SF. Separate Guest house with 2 BR, 1 BA, LR and complete kitchen. The floor plan is perfect for inter-generational living. Retire to the private sanctuary of the master bedroom ensuite which offers a sense of solitude. Leave your busy life and enter the untroubled, supreme serenity and ultimate privacy of the backyard patio, pool, and guest house all beautifully designed as an entertainer’s delight to appeal to and impress owners and guests alike. A virtual oasis, you’ll enjoy the relaxation and security afforded by the lush grass and swaying palm trees all wrapped with a privacy fence. This one-of-a-kind home must be seen to be truly appreciated. Offering privacy and convenience, this is a hidden treasure of peace and tranquility – and it won’t last long. Call right now to arrange your private viewing. $1,775,000.

1709 Frederica Road SSI, GA 31522 | 912.634.9995 | signaturepropertiesgroup.com

Signature PROPERTIES GROUP

Phoebe Hoaster Cell: 912-270-5730 PhoebeHoaster@gmail.com www.PhoebeHoaster.com

23 Carriage Drive • Butler Plantation • St. Simons Island 9.4 wooded acres. 7 bedrooms, 6 baths, and 2 half baths. 3 garages. Gourmet kitchen, home theatre, pool. Full-sized apartment with 2 BRs, 2 BAs, a LR with fireplace, full kitchen, dining area, private deck! All new HVAC. Priced below appraisal. $3,499,000

1709 Frederica Road SSI, GA 31522 | 912.634.9995 | signaturepropertiesgroup.com


Zaida Clay Harris

Katy Harris

GRI, CRS Associate Broker

Realtor

Managing Partner

Cell: 912-223-3496

Cell: 912-258-1089

KGHarris912@gmail.com

ZaidaClayHarris@gmail.com

JUST LISTED! 156 TOWnSHIP BLUff CIRCLE

Signature PROPERTIES GROUP

JUST LISTED! 124 SIMOnTOn WAy

JUST LISTED! OCEAn WALK

Beautiful island home. 4BR, 3BA, & pool! Pri- 4BR, 3BA island home with pool, spa, firepit Renovated and Ready! This 2BR, 2BA second mary and 2 guest rooms downstairs. 4th bed- and dog house w/ AC! Primary + 2 guest bed- floor condo is an end unit on back of the builroom & bath up. $750,000 rooms downstairs. 4th BR & BA up. $649,900 ing. Great rental potential! $415,000

1709 Frederica Road SSI, GA 31522 | 912.634.9995 | signaturepropertiesgroup.com

Ocean Breezes Included!

Signature PROPERTIES GROUP

107 Mews Circle, SSI Village. You won’t want to miss this wonderful 5BR, 5BA home near the pier, restaurants, beaches, and world class golf! This custom built home has plenty of living space for hosting your friends & family. There is a two car garage and storage galore underneath. No HOA, so this home would be perfect for the rental market! Truly a must see for anyCell: 912.222.6629 one looking to enjoy south-end living! $1,400,000 margaretanneproctor@gmail.com

Margaret Anne Proctor

1709 Frederica Road SSI, GA 31522 | 912.634.9995 | signaturepropertiesgroup.com




1215 NEWCASTLE ST - $569,000 Unique historic Old Town 4,800+ SF commercial building with resi-

JOY WRIGHT

dential living which has been beautifully renovated and is currently used as a workspace inside a fully heated and cooled warehouse with exposed brick walls and high ceilings as well as a loft area. New roll-up door such that a vehicle(s) could be housed inside the building. Interior area includes kitchen, bath, shower, and washer/dryer area.

912-230-0134 joydonwright@gmail.com

912-638-4740 119 MaRIna DR ST. SIMOnS ISlanD, Ga 31522

60 RIVER VIEW CT - $159,000 This fabulous deep-water lot with a sea wall has spectacular views and is perfect to build your dream home. Located in desirable gated Sanctuary Cove which has a deep-water community dock, fire pit area, pool, clubhouse, tennis, boat/RV storage, and the Fred Couples Signature golf course. Right next to the community dock, pool and clubhouse, and is one of the largest and most beautiful lots in Sanctuary Cove.


LET uS hELP yOu PLAn yOur nExT VACATIOn Lilmar Properties is proud to offer visitors to St. Simons the highest quality and largest variety of vacation properties on the Island. We have been helping our guests make lasting vacation memories for over 15 years! Visit our website: LilmarVacations.com or contact us today to book your next vacation. Experience the Lilmar Difference! - Adam & Beth Witt - Owners, Lilmar Properties

Property Management Discover your property’s true potential. Contact us today to learn more. Accommodation Excise Tax Cert #126820

Welcome to Island Whimsy! If privacy and a resort-like experience is what you desire in a vacation rental, then this home is it! With a heated private pool and spa, in water lounge chairs, and multiple living spaces indoor and outdoor, this place is designed for rest and relaxation. This 4 bed/3 bath is newly constructed with an open concept living area and decorated with both comfort and beauty in mind. Book your stay today at Island Whimsy and have your own island getaway!

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912.771.8099 or info@lilmarproperties.com






SSI ARCHIVES

Trains and Automobiles: A Reflection on Early 20th Century Travel

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his summer, vacationers are flocking to the Golden Isles via air and interstate. While today’s travelers might think nothing of a long weekend trip to our beaches from Savannah or even Atlanta, it’s interesting to reflect on how difficult those same journeys would have been a hundred years ago. A “Reflection” by prominent attorney and Georgia legislator Charles Gowen, preserved in the Coastal Georgia Historical Society archives, describes the various travel experiences. After the turn of the 20th century, an efficient way to travel from Atlanta to Brunswick was on a Southern Railway overnight train carrying “Car 51.” This Pullman, or sleeping car was equipped with twelve upper and lower berths, a ladies’ lounge, and a gentlemen’s smoking

lounge. With Car 51 attached, the Kansas City Special departed Atlanta at 10 p.m. bound for Jacksonville, Florida. When the train reached Jesup, Car 51 was transferred to a local train, arriving in Brunswick at 7:30 a.m. the next morning. At that time, according to Gowen, a trip by car from Atlanta could take “at best a matter of days. High water on the Altamaha and the Ocmulgee might make it impassable.” Trips to Brunswick from Savannah or Jacksonville by rail involved taking a Seaboard train to Thalmann in northwest Glynn County, then connecting with an Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlantic train. While the schedules were arranged for efficiency, trains were often delayed, causing long waits between transfers. Travel by car presented different challenges. Before World War I, a trip from Savannah to

Brunswick involved putting one’s car on a ferry at Darien to cross the waterways to the south. In 1914, the Georgia Coast & Piedmont Railroad, which had been built to transport timber from the interior of the state, extended its line by 18 miles to Brunswick. An automobile could then be transported by flat rail car from Darien for a charge of $5. To reach Brunswick from Jacksonville, one had to take an unpaved road and use ferries. Over the next two decades, paved highways, bridge construction, and even the advent of passenger air service forever transformed travel to Coastal Georgia. This month’s image from the Society’s archives shows a postcard featuring a Georgia Coast & Piedmont train at Darien, loaded with cars for the trip across the Altamaha River Delta.

Coastal Georgia Historical Society presents this article and images from our archives as part of our mission “to connect people to Coastal Georgia’s dynamic history.” The Society operates the iconic St. Simons Lighthouse Museum and the World War II Home Front Museum, housed in the Historic Coast Guard Station at East Beach. To learn more about the Society, its museums, diverse programs, and membership, please visit coastalgeorgiahistory.org. 114

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