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Celebrate Every Day

Celebrate Your Love

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ne of my favorite movies with a “message” is Groundhog Day. It stars Bill Murray as Phil Connors, a cynical television weatherman covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. He becomes trapped in a time loop that forces him to relive February 2 repeatedly. Since it was released in 1993, the film’s popularity has grown and many consider it to be one of the greatest comedy films of all time. “Groundhog Day” has even become part of our lexicon as a means to describe a monotonous, unpleasant, and repetitive situation. Well, it seems like life has been imitating art as we have been living somewhat of a real life Groundhog Day since March 2020. Our day to day lives have been upended for just about a year now. Wait a minute … maybe this all has something to do with Bill Murray doing that Groundhog Day Super Bowl Commercial for Jeep last February!

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But there is light at the end of the tunnel so to speak. Phil Connors finally realized he can change for the better. If he can, why can’t we? As you enjoy our February issue, please take time to celebrate every day and reflect on all of the great people and places we have here on our beloved island. Hopefully, this Groundhog Day will be our “re-set” and the beginning of a wonderful year. Stay safe, don’t drive angry, and remember: I Got You Babe!



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ON THE COVER: February is a month to celebrate your love and so much more. This opal cuff bracelet from Joseph Jewelers would make a treasured gift for any lucky lady. Details on page 21. Photo by Donna MacPherson

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Your Love Photography by Donna MacPherson

When people think of February, Valentine’s Day comes to mind. Here’s to love in the air! We are celebrating that love with a little sparkle and bling. Whether you’re surprising your Valentine or exercising some much deserved self-love, there’s jewelry to express your sentiments and style.


or more than 20 years, Joseph Jewelers in the Shops at Sea Island has been providing exquisite jewelry, expert advice, and professional service here in the Golden Isles. With owner Kent Capper at the helm, the store has a welcoming atmosphere

that embraces everyone that walks in the door. The Joseph Jewelers staff has been establishing friendships with their customers for two decades and watching local families grow. Whether Golden Isles residents or yearly visitors, those customers return because of the beautiful inventory, professional and courteous service, as well those friendships forged. Joseph Jewelers should be your first stop when looking for that perfect gift for that special someone. From a wide variety of Gabriel & Co. masterpieces and wedding sets to sleek knives and timepieces for men, you’ll love their selection. On the following pages, we’re showcasing some pieces you can find in the store. To see more, follow Joseph Jewelers on Facebook and Instagram or shop their website 24/7 at josephjewelers.com.

Breathtaking (Above) This 1.14 carat emerald ring set in 18kt yellow gold is accented milgrain engraving and the added sparkle of 10 diamonds completing the oval shaped bezel and 10 channel set diamonds on each side of the shank. White succulent accent piece available at Pierce & Parker Interiors. Timeless (Opposite Page) This 18kt gold flexible link bracelet, fashioned in Etruscan style, is a piece that will wear well and last for generations. Hand set natural brilliant cut diamonds and hand twisted wire detail enhanced the double-sided links, which are secured by an oversized toggle with cabochon ruby end caps. Blue vase is from Dutchmans. Cuff ‘em! (On the Cover) For anyone that loves gorgeous jewelry, this 14kt yellow gold cuff bracelet makes a statement with 17 bezel set natural Australian doublet opals of various sizes.



South Sea Stunner! This South Sea pearl and diamond necklace boasts 23 cultured pearls and an 18kt white gold ball shaped clasp with 82 round brilliant cut diamonds.



Shimmer & Shine This South Sea ring and earrings set are 18kt white and yellow gold with baroque shape South Sea cultured pearls and multi-colored pastel sapphires and natural diamonds.



Giddy-Up! This Carrera y Carrera double horse head 18kt yellow gold and diamond bangle bracelet comes from Joseph Jewelers' modern estate collection. Just look at those beautiful flowing manes!

Crabby but Cute This 14kt yellow gold brooch/pendant has a freshwater pearl with hidden oversize bail and locking brooch. 24


Make a Statement Show off February's birthstone in a big way with this 14.10 carat oval shaped natural amethyst and 18kt yellow gold ring with center stone flanked diamonds. Pair it with this 14kt yellow gold handmade pendant featuring a 49.75 carat pear shaped amethyst with diamond accents on an 18" 14kt yellow gold large link chain.



I Do! This 18kt yellow gold engagement ring features a natural oval diamond, weighing 1.61 carats set in a white gold head surrounded by 22 natural round brilliant cut diamonds. It's paired with a V-shaped diamond wedding band by Gabriel & Co. The 14kt white gold tennis bracelet sparkles with 40 hand set natural round brilliant cut diamonds. Champagne flutes are from Indigo & Cotton.



Eye-Catching Rings vibrant with colored gems like ruby, green tourmaline, rubellite, yellow sapphire, purple garnet, blue zircon and morganite are the specialty of jewelry designer Kimberly Collins. They mix and match and stack beautifully with other rings. Keep your eye out for a trunk show in 2021! Coral accent piece is available at Indigo & Cotton.



It’s time to celebrate! What’s the occasion? Life! It may be cliché, but if 2020 has taught us anything it is that each day truly is a gift. In these strange times of Zoom call holiday gatherings and drive-by birthday parades, we have also learned how to appreciate the everyday and to find something good in every day. So, in that spirit, we’re celebrating all month long. In case you need a reason, we’ve found a holiday, “national day,” or special occasion for each day. Now, let’s get festive!









The Shadow Knows ill he or won’t he? That’s

well-known groundhog and his popularity

visit him, see dausettrails.com. This year,

the focus of GROUNDHOG DAY

only grew following the 1993 movie

Phil’s prognostication from Gobbler’s Knob

on FEBRUARY 2. Each year in

Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray. Here

will be going strictly virtual and you can

Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, thousands

in Georgia, we have General Beauregard

see it online at groundhog.org. You might

of people flock to see whether a sleepy

Lee who is now located at Dauset Trails

also want to pre-game for the big day

groundhog named Phil catches sight of

Nature Center in Jackson. If you’d like to

by popping some popcorn and watching

his shadow. If so, the age-old belief is that

Groundhog Day again … and again.

six more weeks of winter will follow. If that does occur, our fuzzy prognosticator retreats into his den and goes back to sleep. If he doesn’t see his shadow, he stays outside to play and that signals that spring is just around the corner. The tradition of predicting the length of the remaining winter is intertwined with the Christian holiday, Candlemas. On Candlemas, the clergy blessed candles symbolizing the light of the world to give to the members of their congregation. Folklore about the weather on Candlemas Day shares that if

If Candlemas Day be

fair and bright,

Winter will have another fight. If Candlemas Day

brings cloud and rain, Winter won’t

come again.

it “be fair and bright” that “Winter will have another fight.” But if “Candlemas Day brings cloud and rain, Winter won’t come again.” When this weather prediction tradition reached Germany, somehow a hedgehog became involved in the practice. When the Germans emigrated to the United States and settled in the hills of Pennsylvania, there were no hedgehogs to be found, so a groundhog became the weather predictor. Punxsutawney Phil isn’t the only fuzzy forecaster, but he is the country’s most



Have a Heart


hat precious pudgy angel Cupid

special dinner plans or a box of chocolates.

businesses were promoting the celebration.

will arrive with his bow for

If you don’t have a Valentine, February 14

Now, it’s a thing. Thanks, Leslie. You’d be



invited to our Galentine’s Party for sure!

Celebrate by showing your

so you can pick some up to celebrate that

affection. Buy a card or make one yourself. Tokens of love

occasion instead. And there are other days

Galentine’s Day festivities allow women of

dedicated to love that don’t require a partner.

all walks of life to share triumphs, obstacles

like a pretty bouquet from A

overcome, and to just kick back, and enjoying

Courtyard Florist or jewelry

Thanks to Leslie Knope, on FEBRUARY 13

being women! This day is for the ladies to

from Joseph Jewelers are

women have an opportunity to get together

chat, eat, drink, and celebrate their love for

the day before Valentine’s Day to celebrate

each other. If you can’t gather in person, hold

their love for each other with GALENTINE’S DAY.

a Zoom Wine Tasting Party! Women will find

What does the Amy Poehler character from

a way!

always appreciated, as are

Parks and Recreation have to do with it? Episode 107 of the sixth season featured

For those missed by or actively avoiding

the annual Galentine’s Day party Leslie


threw for her girlfriends. Due to the show’s

on FEBRUARY 15. It’s a day to shake off old

pop appeal, Galentine’s

stereotypes of bachelor playboys, lonely

Day caught on in the real

spinsters, and fifth wheels, and to highlight

world, and by 2017

the value of singles in society. Singles have

several national

more job flexibility than employees with spouses or partners to consider and can often travel on demand. They make awesome friends, workout buddies, and community volunteers. Many also act as important caregivers focusing their attention on a parent or raising a child or grandchild. So, if you’re a single, don’t fret about not having a Valentine, use this day to bring home flowers you actually like, pick-up your favorite take-out for dinner, or treat yourself to a massage. Give your single friends a shout and let them know you appreciate them too. No chubby cherub needed!



“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” – Leslie Knope, Parks And Recreation



It seems they had always been, and would always be, friends. Time could change much but not that. – Winnie the Pooh




ove and friendship go hand-

Everybody knows a grouch, an old

(randomactsofkindness.org) chock-full

in-hand. On FEBRUARY 1, you

curmudgeon, or someone who wakes up

of inspiring stories and concrete ideas of

can celebrate NATIONAL MAKE

grumpy. If you don’t, it might be you! On

random acts of kindness that you might

A FRIEND DAY by taking the

perform. Not only will your kindness help

opportunity to meet someone

FEBRUARY 16, you can turn their frown upside down on NATIONAL DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY. This

new and start a new friendship.

is just a simple call to kindness that takes

for you. Kind acts make you happier and fuel

This day recognizes that friends serve an

into consideration those people we might

your personal energy and self-esteem. This

important role in our lives by providing us with

not ordinarily reach out to, but who might

decreases the harmful chemicals in your

companionship and support. Making new

need that kindness more than we know. We

body and can actually help you live longer.

friends can introduce us to new perspectives,

all know how it is to have bad days, so this

challenge us to try different experiences,

is your opportunity to help improve

and connect us to opportunities. Keeping our

their mood, and probably your

circle of friends diverse and encompassing

own too. Indulging in a little

people of all ages and cultural backgrounds

extra yard work or baking

broadens our horizons and enriches our lives.

an extra batch of cookies

With today’s technology, it’s easier than ever

or asking whether you can

to connect with new people, so reach out!

pick up any groceries can

others, psychiatrists say it also has benefits

Having a heart is good for your heart!

go a long way!

NATIONAL SEND A CARD TO A FRIEND DAY on FEBRUARY 7 encourages us to nurture our

And why not let that

friendships by sending a personal note or

inspire you to

message on a card to the friends we hold

continue with a

dear. Sending cards is a practice that dates

whole week of

back to ancient times, with history showing

good deeds?

that the Chinese and Egyptians both sent

popularity during the Renaissance and


became even more common in Victorian

in the friendly city

times. Research shows that even in this digital

of Denver, Colorado

age, 80% of adults still purchase cards. St.

in 1995, Random

Simons Drug Co. has a fantastic selection of

Acts of Kindness

fun cards so go pick out a few and throw them

Day promoted

in the mail. Your friends will love you for it. They

changing schools, the

may not be quite as excited about you trying

workplace, families,

to show your affection on NATIONAL SHOWER WITH A

and society through

elegantly designed messages. Using greeting cards for specific holidays and events gained

FRIEND DAY! Luckily, that FEBRUARY 5 holiday is just

kindness. This push

a tongue-in-cheek way that New Wave Enviro

for positivity expanded

came up with to educate people about the

to Random Act of

benefits of showering in filtered, chlorine-free

Kindness Week

water and provide a little humor during this

in 2018 and has

cold winter month.

spawned a website




he American Heart Association proclaimed February as

NATIONAL HEART MONTH and uses this month to promote awareness that anyone can be at risk for heart disease. Our increasingly sedentary lifestyles put us at

risk at a younger age, with obesity, high blood pressure, and smoking all increasing the risk factors. This is the month to concentrate on taking steps to decrease those risks. Get moving with daily exercise. Even walking the dog and taking the stairs instead of an elevator are an improvement if you can’t make it to a gym. Walking is one of the healthiest and safest activities you can do for yourself. It’s also important to remove stress from your life. In today’s world that might be a near impossible task, so try to find stress-relievers to counteract it. Long baths, massage sessions, and yoga are all great ways to combat stress. Quit smoking. Even if you’ve tried before and failed. Keep trying until it sticks! Eat more fruits and veggies. Reduce the amount of fast food and sugary drinks you consume. Even small changes help make a difference. If you haven’t talked to your doctor about heart health and your risk factors, take the opportunity to do that this month. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in women. The American Heart Association started the Go Red for Women campaign in 2004 to raise awareness about women’s heart health. NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY is observed

on the first Friday in February as part of their annual campaign to raise awareness. They estimate that heart disease and stroke kill one in every three women and 80% of these deaths may be preventable, according to data at goredforwomen.org. Wear red, on FEBRUARY 5, the brighter the better. If people compliment you on the color or ask you why you’ve got on the jaunty cherry-red scarf, be sure to explain why. Maybe it can help save a life. 36




Play Time! M

emorialized as “THE DAY THE

the crash. On this date we remember the loss

MUSIC DIED” in Don McLean’s

of these talented young men and their music.

iconic 1972 song “American

Watch the movie La Bamba or The Buddy

Pie,” FEBRUARY 3, 1959, was the

Holly Story for a glimpse of the lives of these

date of the unfortunate and untimely death of singers Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J. P. Richardson, known as “The Big Bopper” in an airplane accident, near Clear Lake, Iowa. Their pilot,

men and the events surrounding the crash. Better yet, prove that the music didn’t die and lives on strong today by listening to songs released by Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper and find music by newer artists who were influenced by them.

Roger Peterson, also perished in the crash. As the sad tale goes, the musical acts had joined Buddy Holly’s band

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences founded GLOBAL MOVIE DAY in 2020 to celebrate the power of movies to reach, connect, and inspire people across

played at the Surf

the globe. Observed the SECOND SUNDAY IN FEBRUARY, in the heart of Emmy Award

Ballroom in Clear

season, Global Movie Day honors the way

Lake. Because of

movies have captured audiences’ hearts

the cold weather,

and minds around the world for more than

they decided to take

100 years. Since their creation, movies have

on tour and had just

charter plane to their

transcended geography, language, time,

next destination in

and culture, connecting us all through the

Moorhead, Minnesota,

power of storytelling. There’s no question

rather than riding for hours on the tour bus.

that we love movies and our very culture is shaped by them.

Waylon Jennings gave up his spot on the plane to Richardson and the “luck” of a coin toss landed Ritchie Valens in what would have been Tommy Allsup’s spot on the plane. Not long after takeoff, they became unreachable by radio, and when they failed to arrive at their destination the

Now more than ever, theatres need our help to stay open and to keep the big screen experience alive. Celebrate the day by scheduling a private movie screening with your friends or family at GTC Island Cinemas. They have a wide selection of classic movies and newer releases from which to choose and you and up to 19 of your friends or family

aircraft was reported missing. The next

get the theatre to yourself for only $100. Take

day, the wreckage was found less than 6

advantage of this opportunity while you can!

miles northwest of the airport in a cornfield.



Investigation determined that weather

FEBRUARY 6, the first Saturday of this month

conditions and pilot error were the cause of

and the first Saturday of every month is

NATIONAL PLAY OUTSIDE DAY. Because electronics

Early kites were constructed with frames

H. Burnham, laid out a challenge: create a

and screen time now take up much

of bamboo or sturdy reeds, leaves, silk, or

centerpiece to the show that will rival the

of our typical days, we probably aren’t

paper as sails, and vines or braided fibers

Eiffel Tower, the world attraction that had

getting out into the fresh air as much as

for the line or tether. While people initially

been erected in Paris the year before. Ferris

we should. National Play Outside Day is

used kites as tools, they also used them

was inspired. After sketching out his design

a reminder to stretch our legs and fill our

for ceremonial reasons. Whether they sent

idea on napkins in a Chicago chophouse,

lungs by expending some energy in the

messages into the heavens or to lift offerings

he proceeded to develop his plans. When

great outdoors. In 2011, Aaron Wiggans

up to the gods, kites had a symbolic place

presented with the concept, Burnham

and Rhonda D. Abeyta founded National

in the culture. Today, kites are popular as

balked, doubting it could safely carry people

Play Outside Day as a reminder to explore

hobbies and for outdoor fun. They range

to such heights. Ferris persisted. He spent

and play in the world outside. The day

from simple diamond kites to box kites and

$25,000 of his own money, he paid for

encourages healthy habits that will last a

giant sled kites. There are also sport kites

safety studies, obtained $600,000 more

lifetime. Celebrate the day by going out to

designed so the operator can maneuver the

from investors, hired engineers and built

play! Find shapes in the clouds. Walk on the

kite into stunts like dramatic dips, twists, and

the 250-foot diameter wheel and hoisted it

beach. Take a family bike ride. Get off the

dives. Join the fun by buying a kite to try out

up between 140-foot twin towers. It was a

computer! NOW!

or building your own. You can always watch

colossal success at 26 stories tall and made

Mary Poppins for tips.

$726,805.50. In today’s money that would

On FEBRUARY 8, join enthusiasts across the

be $22,000,000! Only a few years after the

country who are launching their kites or


fair, in 1896, Ferris died of typhoid fever at

attending kite festivals by putting your own

honors the birth of George Washington

the age of 37. While the original wheel was

creation up in the air on NATIONAL KITE-FLYING

Gale Ferris, Jr., inventor of the Ferris Wheel,

demolished and used for scrap metal in 1906,

DAY. Kites date back to China in 470 B.C.

which was first presented to the public at

Ferris’ idea has lived on in wheels around

The people of the South Sea Islands were

the 1893 World’s Colombian Exposition. In

the world and in the echoes of every child’s

using kites for fishing around that same time.

1891, the director of works for the fair, Daniel

delighted squeal, “I want to ride it again!”




Honoring History

he only official government

have returned on multiple occasions. The

by David McCullough, A Thousand Days: John

holiday we have during the month

G8 Summit on Sea Island was hosted by

of February is PRESIDENTS DAY on

F. Kennedy in the White House by Arthur

their son, President George W. Bush, in

FEBRUARY 15. Observed annually

M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Lincoln by David

2004. President Calvin Coolidge became

Herbert Donald. There are also numerous

on the 3rd Monday of February, this holiday

the first of seven U.S. Presidents to plant a

documentaries and films about the former

originated in the 1880s and was intended

commemorative Live Oak on the grounds

leaders of our country you can peruse. When

to celebrate George Washington’s birthday

of The Cloister on Sea Island while he and

in doubt, watch the film version of Hamilton.

on February 22. Since then, however, it was

his wife spent the Christmas holidays visiting

Any excuse to do this is acceptable.

expanded to include observance of Abraham

Howard Coffin in 1928. Both Bushes, Carter,

Lincoln’s birthday on February 12 and was

Dwight Eisenhower, Gerald Ford and Bill

For your Presidents Day menu, make a

moved to the Monday in question in 1971.

Clinton make up the other six.

cherry pie. Yes, the story about George and

Many people now consider this day as one to

the cherry tree has been debunked, but still.

honor all past U.S. presidents. As an officially

Read a presidential memoir or one of these

Cherry pie is scrumptious, and it IS National

observed national holiday, government

outstanding biographies: Washington: A Life

Cherry Month. But if you must, you can just

offices, banks, and most schools are closed.

by Ron Chernow, John Adams

wait a few days until NATIONAL CHERRY PIE DAY on

FEBRUARY 20. Take some time to explore our local connections to past presidents. Well known is the fact that the grey granite rocks that protect our beach on the south end of St. Simons Island are called the Johnson rocks, after President Lyndon Johnson, who visited after Hurricane Dora in 1964 and provided the needed federal aid for their installation. It’s also common knowledge that Musgrove Retreat served as a getaway for President Jimmy Carter. George and Barbara Bush honeymooned on Sea Island in 1945, long before he became president of the U.S., and they













Movement of the 1960s to the election of the country’s first black President, Barack Obama. Here in the Golden Isles, Black history is especially rich and there are ample opportunities to revisit or learn more. Get a better understanding of the journey


and life of a slave by walking the Wanderer

hile it’s not considered an

Memory Trail on Jekyll Island. You’ll learn

official government holiday, in

about the last slave ship to arrive on the

1948, President Harry Truman

shores of the United States in 1858. Research

signed a bill proclaiming FEBRUARY 1 as the

the history of Ebo (or Igbo) Landing on

first official NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY in the United

St. Simons Island. Visit the Historic Tabby

States. It also begins BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

Slave Cabins at Gascoigne Bluff to see

The day commemorates the date in 1865

restored slave living quarters of Hamilton

that President Abraham Lincoln signed

Plantation. The cabins are maintained by the

the joint House and Senate resolution

Cassina Garden Club and they are open to

outlawing slavery that later became the 13th

the public from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the

Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Former

first and third Saturday of the month from

slave Major Richard Robert Wright, Sr. is

September through November and from

credited with creating National Freedom Day.

February through May, and every Wednesday


from June through mid-August. For more Black History Month recognizes the

information, visit cassinagardenclub.org.

achievements of African Americans throughout history and the significant

To delve into Gullah Geechee history and

contributions they have to our arts, culture,

heritage, take a tour of Sapelo Island and

and society. The month of February was

learn about its inhabitants and their arts and

chosen to coincide with the birthdays of

culture like sweetgrass basket weaving and

Abraham Lincoln and civil rights advocate

net-making. Visit the Historic Harrington

Frederick Douglass. It is a time to reflect on

School Cultural Center. Formerly known as


the progress made since the first African

the Harrington Graded School, the school


Americans arrived in the United States

was built in the 1920s and was the main

as slaves in 1619 through the Civil Rights

educational structure for three African American communities on St. Simons Island until desegregation in the 1960s. Now restored and offering programs overseen by the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition, it is an important and valuable venue to interpret



the island’s Gullah/Geechee heritage. Help keep the tradition of the shout alive. Listen to recordings of Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers, the Gullah Geechee Ring Shouters or the McIntosh County Shouters. Read about the African-Americans who


have connections to the Golden Isles, like


Neptune Small, Susie Baker King Taylor, or

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n FEBRUARY 19 dedicate some love to the people dedicated to caring

for the ones we love. NATIONAL CAREGIVERS DAY was founded by Providers

Association for Home Health & Hospice Agencies in 2015 to honor health care professionals across the country providing long-term and hospice care. Caregivers provide vital services and support, often during long

and demanding days, to the patients who need it most and the families who love them. Surprise the caregivers in your life with a goody bag or a special basket of their favorite treats. Slip a restaurant or coffee shop gift card inside a note of thanks. If you’d like to see how you can help make the load lighter for the caregivers at our local hometown hospice, Hospice of the Golden Isles, consider volunteering or becoming a member of their Auxiliary. For more information, visit their website at hospice.me. Another type of caregiver that deserves a shout-out in February is our lady docs.

NATIONAL WOMEN PHYSICIANS DAY on FEBRUARY 3 honors the path that female doctors have paved throughout the years. The day is celebrated on birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849. She initiated the movement that helped women gain entry and equality in the field of medicine. Celebrate the day by binging on old seasons of Grey’s Anatomy to see those women at work!

FEBRUARY 14 isn’t just for lovers, it’s NATIONAL DONOR DAY too. Established in 1998, this day is to highlight the importance of the role that organ donors play in saving lives each year and to thank those who give. It’s estimated that more than 120,000 people in the United States are currently waiting for life-saving organ donation and approximately every two seconds there’s someone in the country who needs blood. Every type of donation, whether organs, tissue, marrow, blood, or platelets, is a gift of life. Honor the day by looking into becoming a donor at organdonor.gov. Even easier, find a nearby blood drive location by searching redcrossblood.org or oneblood.org and go donate, if you can. Not only do you get to feel good about helping others, but you also get a thank you gift for your donation and might even be able to register to win prizes. At the least, you’ll get cookies!



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ureka and Happy Birthday to Thomas

Jekyll Island Club Resort played in a historic

table has remained largely unchanged since

Edison! Ronald Reagan proclaimed

1915 phone call made by Alexander Graham

the early 20th century and maintains its

Edison’s birthday on FEBRUARY 11 to

Bell. Use your electric-powered kitchen

integrity today as one of the most valuable

be the first NATIONAL INVENTORS’ DAY in 1983.

appliances to make a birthday cake honoring

tools in the science of chemistry. The United

Thanks to the genius of inventors, we can

ol’ Tom. Blowing out the candles would be

Nations declared 2019 the International Year

illuminate our world 24/7 with the flip of

quite appropriate!

of the Periodic Table, calling it “one of the

a switch (or a simple Alexa command),

most significant achievements in science.”

communicate with people on the other side

It was an inventor/chemistry teacher from

Just for fun, see how many elements and

of the globe, travel rapidly from coast to

Kentucky who came up with NATIONAL PERIODIC

abbreviations you remember.

coast, complete household chores with less

TABLE DAY on FEBRUARY 7. Yes, that

work, and so much more! Most of our modern

table with all the elements

conveniences and technology are the result

and abbreviations you had

of someone trying to solve a problem with

to memorize in school.

their own ingenuity and, often, persistence.

He chose February 7 to

While some became household names, like

commemorate the date

Otis, Tesla, and Zamboni, the vast majority of

John Newlands’ table

inventors go unrecognized for their creations.

was published in 1863 to

A couple ways to celebrate: Visit the MOSAIC

highlight the challenges

Museum on Jekyll Island to see what part the

overcome in developing the calendar. It also happens to be the day before the birthday of the scientist most famously associated with the periodic table, Dmitri Mendeleev. In the first century, the known elements were gold, silver, copper, iron, lead, tin, mercury, sulfur, and carbon. When Newlands and Mendeleev did their work the table included approximately 60 discovered elements, now there are 118. The periodic



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retail transactions, there is increased risk of

and ConnectSafely.org have been striving

Phil?!) cleaning time for your laptops and

becoming a victim of internet crimes. Issues

to make the internet a better place for all

desktops. First promoted by the Institute for

like identity theft, fraud, and cyberbullying

by bringing together organizations and

Business Technology in 2000, NATIONAL CLEAN OUT YOUR COMPUTER DAY reminds you to do

can make the internet a frightening place.

individuals with the common goal of reaching

However, we can learn what steps to take to

as many internet users as possible and

some basic housekeeping on your PC to help

become more cautious and savvy internet

providing them with the tools and resources

keep it running smoothly and performing at

users and how to protect ourselves and

to keep them safe. For this year’s live stream

its best. Without regular clean-up, unused

our children from cybercrimes.

programs and old processeas can clog the

Since 2013, Safer Internet Day

event and additional information, visit saferinternetday.us.

memory and cause confusion during retrieval and use of other data, slowing down your PC. What to do? Organize your folders and files. (Subfolders are your friend!) Remove all duplicate and junk files. Delete any old files or programs you don’t use. Be sure to empty the trash! Clean up your email files and delete what you don’t need there too. Make sure you are using current versions of programs and operating systems. If not, update. While you’re at it, it’s a good time to clean and sanitize your screen, keyboard, mouse, and touch pad too, ya filthy animals!

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and uncork a bottle of your favorite vino; it’s NATIONAL

DRINK WINE DAY! (As if we really needed a special day

to do this!) Benjamin Franklin said, “Wine

makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” If that isn’t reason enough, scientific research has revealed that there are also health benefits to drinking wine (in moderation, of course). Wine, especially white wine, is full of antioxidants that fight off harmful free radicals. It reduces the risk of many types of cancer. The resveratrol in red wine is particularly beneficial in fighting cancer cells, lowering cholesterol, and for its anti-aging properties. Wine has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. It’s known to boost immunity, increase bone density, and improve cognitive function as well. All in all, wine can make you healthier, happier, and help you to live longer. Cheers! In case you miss out on National Drink Wine Day, there are also other wine days to observe. There’s National Wine Day on May 25, as well as National Red Wine Day, National Moscato Day and National Rosé Day. For those who prefer a more sparkling experience, there’s National Prosecco Day, National Bubbly Day, and even National Mimosa Day. We also have a National Sangria Day to enjoy the fruity Spanish wine punch, and National Mulled Wine Day for a warm and spicy treat. And don’t forget National Wine and Cheese Day, because a perfect pairing should be celebrated too. We sure do love our wine!





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and lime juice and served in a glass with

produced in Los Angeles in the late 1940s.

a salted rim, is the most common tequila-

Rebecca Webb Carranza was credited for

based cocktail served in the United States.

making the triangle-shaped chips popular.

While the cocktail’s origins are murky,

The chips were made from the misshaped

we do know that the margarita appeared

and discarded tortillas that were rejected

on the bar scene sometime around 1938

from the automated tortilla maker used in

and was essentially a reinvention of the

the deli and tortilla factory she operated

standard Mexican tequila, salt, and lime shot

with her husband. Carranza noticed that

combination. Mixologists today have gotten

when the discarded tortillas were cut into

creative by using other juices, infused

triangle shapes and fried, they became a

ou don’t need to wait for Cinco

tequilas, sugars, and more exotic salt and

popular snack. The savvy businesswoman

de Mayo for a Mexican-style

spice blends to enhance the presentation

sold the chips for a dime a bag at the El


and the flavor of the cocktail, but there’s no

Zarape Tortilla Factory. In 1994, Carranza

DAY falls on FEBRUARY 22 and just

question the margarita’s popularity is still

received the Golden Tortilla Award for her

going strong today.

contribution to the Mexican food industry.

two days later, on FEBRURY 24 is NATIONAL

TORTILLA CHIP DAY. Since they go hand in hand

Serve them up with salsa and a margarita

like wine and cheese or peanut butter and

The tortilla chip seems to have a less

and you’ve got a party in the making! You’ll

jelly, we think it’s appropriate to celebrate

mysterious origin. While tortilla chips, known

find recipes for both margaritas and tortillas

them together on both days! The margarita,

as tostados, have always been considered

on the EIL website, if you need help getting

traditionally made with tequila, triple sec,

a Mexican food, they were first mass-

the fiesta started at home.




his year MARDI GRAS, also known as

the day have certainly

Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, is

changed through

on FEBRUARY 16. Always celebrated

the ages and now

the day before Ash Wednesday, it

it is known as a day

marks the transition from a period of festivals

of reveling and

and feasts (Carnival) to a time of fasting and


reflection (Lent). Mardi Gras has its origins in an ancient Roman festival honoring the deities

The French

Lupercalia and Saturnalia which took place

pulled out

in mid-February. When Christians arrived in

the stops

Rome, they incorporated the festival into their

for this last

Lenten preparations. For centuries, it was a

day of Carnival,

solemn feast that prepared Christians for the

with lavish food,

season of Lent and used up valuable meat

elaborate costumes,

and supplies from which they would abstain

colorful masks, and

in the weeks of religious fasting leading up to

parades, all meant

the Holy Day of Easter. Traditions surrounding

to sustain the body and spirit through the long season of Lent. During the 16th century, their ancestors celebrated Boeuf Gras (fatted calf) where a bull decorated

Gras celebrations. In 1699, the French arrived at the mouth of the river near present day

was paraded

Louisiana on Shrove Tuesday and named it

through the city,

Pointe du Mardi Gras. Since they established

the streets by colorfully dressed attendants and bands playing unusual instruments. Thanks to French explorers, elements of that tradition made their way to the United States via New


the country’s crown for Carnival and Mardi

with flowers

followed down


Orleans, the city that unquestionably wears

Fort Louis de la Mobile in what is now modern-day Mobile, Alabama lays claim to the first Mardi Gras celebration on American soil in 1703. When Nouvelle Orleans was established in 1788, Mardi Gras celebrations reportedly began immediately. Mardi Gras was declared an official holiday by Louisiana in 1875. Laissez les bons temps rouler!



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n the United Kingdom and in many churches here, Shrove

Tuesday is also known as PANCAKE DAY.

Pancake dinners are often held at the churches, because pancakes loaded with butter and syrup with a side of bacon or sausage are the make a perfect meal when the next six weeks include abstaining from fats, eggs, and sweets. In Russia, they celebrate

Pancake Week. Yum! There’s traditionally

Tuesday is observed as the sweet holiday

the entire week during Shrovetide as

a pancake dinner held at the St. Simons

of PACZKI DAY. First let’s start with the

Casino Building, but that may not be

pronunciation: it’s PUNCH-kee or POONCH-

possible this year. If it is, we’ll be

key or POOCH-key. A paczki is traditionally

sure to let you know, so keep

a round Polish pastry filled with fruit or jelly

up with our social media

and coated in sugar. It’s essentially a fatter

accounts and website

version of a donut. Since people would be

calendar. If there is no

fasting during Lent, they needed to empty

community pancake

the pantry and making paczki was an ideal

dinner, you can continue the

way to use up the contents of the larder.

tradition at home. Add your

More modern paczki are filled with custard

own fun twists by making

or cream and sometimes glazed. This Polish

the pancakes into shapes. To

tradition of indulging in fried dough filled

go all out, create a “pancake bar” with chocolate chips, fruit, sprinkles, whipped cream, and flavored syrups. Have fun with it; it’s Mardi Gras!

with sweet centers dates back to the Middle Ages. Like Mardi Gras, there’s music and entertainment, with the day borrowing many of the French traditions. If you’ve never had a paczki, now is the time to try one! Sometimes our local grocery story bakeries carry paczki

For the Polish community

in the days leading up to Fat Tuesday. It’s

and in cities with significant

worth a phone call. If you’re brave, there are

Polish populations, Fat

numerous recipes online.



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February, this genius idea was hatched back

Take a little extra time on these cold


in the mid-1960s by Florence Rappaport, a

mornings to put something warm in

quarantine baking may have made 2020 the

mother of six living in Rochester, New York.

your belly or spoil someone you love

unofficial National Banana Bread Year, you’ve

It was her clever way to combat cabin fever

with breakfast in bed. How about a yummy

probably got your recipe perfect by now! If

following a winter storm that had kept them

omelette stuffed with ham, mushrooms,

you want to try something different, there’s

inside – and home from school, most likely.

spinach, and lots of cheese for NATIONAL


Parents dealing with stay-at-home orders

CHEDDAR DAY on FEBRUARY 13? The farmer-owners

and quarantines can probably understand

of Tillamook in Oregon founded this day in

We’ve already talked about pancakes for

and appreciate her thinking. As her children

2019 to celebrate the co-op’s 110th birthday

dinner on Shrove Tuesday, but did you know

grew older and shared the annual celebration

and share their passion for cheddar with


with others on their travels, the appeal of

cheese-lovers nationwide. Do a little morning

FEBRUARY 6? Celebrated on the first Saturday in

the occasion caught on and spread around the globe. It’s now celebrated as far away as India, Australia, China, and Israel. Stock up on your family’s favorite flavors of ice cream and serve it up in the a.m. with toppings that include fresh fruit, nuts, granola, and cereal. If you want a “healthier” choice, substitute frozen yogurt because, coincidentally, it’s also NATIONAL FROZEN YOGURT DAY. What a fun and yummy way to start the day!







or the traditionalists, there’s

which has been celebrated by the grocery

baked originated in Poland in the early

NATIONAL TOAST DAY on FEBRUARY 26. This day dedicated to the

industry on FEBRUARY 27 since at least 2013.

17th century. Today most Americans

simple and humble slice is

For a more filling

York that popularized them, and more

a British import. In 2014 the

toasted alternative

than a billion dollars’ worth are sold in the

associate bagels with the delis of New


Tiptree World Bread Awards started

to bread, there’s

National Toast Day to celebrate toast

the bagel. These

DAY on FEBRUARY 9 recognizes a classic

and all the breads we use to make it.

tasty rings of

combination first made popular by

The occasion found a following in the

bread dough

U.S. Whether you do the trendy thing

that are

and top it with avocado, slather it with

boiled then

Jewish immigrants in New York City. If you aren’t familiar with lox, it is the fatty belly of the salmon that has been

butter and homemade jam, or use it

brined and cured, then thinly sliced.

to sandwich a fried egg and bacon,

When served on a bagel, it’s usually

toast is a versatile building block for a

accompanied by cream cheese, popularly

satisfying breakfast. A staff favorite is

called a “schmear,” a direct loanword from

a more custardy version of the breakfast

Yiddish, which was derived from the root

staple: French toast topped with

word for spread or smear. Salty capers

strawberries and Nutella. That variation

and slices of tomato or onion are often

can also be enjoyed on WORLD NUTELLA DAY occurring on FEBRUARY 5 or NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY

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izza may be an Italian creation, but

there’s plenty to debate when it comes to the

opened gained worldwide popularity,

Americans sure are passionate about

beloved Italian pie, what’s undisputed is that

welcoming diners that included celebrities

it! There are several styles of pizza,

this is a perfect occasion to enjoy a pizza from

like Hollywood silent screen royalty Mary

Sal’s Neighborhood Pizzeria.

Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. After tasting

ranging from New York’s big foldable slices to thick deep dish Chicago pies and multiple

Alfredo’s delicious food initially during their

days to celebrate it too. NATIONAL PIZZA DAY is

Another popular Italian dish is recognized

honeymoon in Rome, the actors later gave

FEBRUARY 9, but there’s also National Cheese

on FEBRUARY 7 with NATIONAL FETTUCINE ALFREDO DAY. Fettucine Alfredo gets its name from

him a token of their appreciation for his

Pizza Day and National Pepperoni Pizza Day, both in September, and National Sausage

its creator, Alfredo di Lelio. According to Di

with their respective names engraved on

Pizza Day during National Pizza Month in

Lelio’s granddaughter, Ines, Alfredo’s concern

each piece with the date of July 1927 and

October. The origin of pizza in the U.S. has

about his wife’s lack of appetite following the

the inscription, “To Alfredo, the King of the

long been attributed to the opening of

birth of their first child spurred him to make

noodles.” Alfredo’s family continues to run

Gennaro Lombardi’s pizzeria in New York City

the rich pasta dish in the Rome trattoria run by

the restaurant and honor his legacy by

in 1895. Recently however, pizza historians

his mother Angelina. Not only did Alfredo’s

celebrating National Fettuccine Alfredo

have discovered information indicating that

combination of noodles, Parmesan

Lombardi didn’t own the pizzeria until 1908,

cheese and butter encourage

and they believe it’s likely that other pizza

his wife to eat, it was so

makers may have preceded him. We do know

good she suggested

under the Community

that today approximately 17% of the country’s

that he put it on the

Cookbook tab of the Food

restaurants are pizzerias. More than 3 billion


& Spirits section of the

pizzas are sold annually, plus another billion

menu. The

EIL website and use

in frozen pies. It’s estimated that the average

dish and

the three simple

American consumes 23 lbs. of pizza in a

the Alfredo

ingredients to make

year with the most popular toppings being


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pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms. While


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ebruary has quite a few more days

a spicy winter favorite that has

dedicated to some of our favorite

its own niche between soups

foods and we recommend that you

and stews. While there are

celebrate these occasions by eating

many, many chili recipes and

accordingly, of course! Here we go from

disputes over what ingredients

soup to nuts, starting with NATIONAL HOMEMADE

constitute “authentic” chili, the most

SOUP DAY on FEBRUARY 4. Homemade soups

common ingredients include meat (generally

FEBRUARY 26. According to the U.S. Food and

are a showcase of regionally available foods

beef), tomatoes, chili peppers, cumin, garlic,

Drug Administration, scientific evidence

and cultural traditions that demonstrate a

onions, and (here’s where the debates spark)

suggests that eating 1.5 ounces per day of

rich variety of flavor and history. Because

beans. No matter how you prefer to make

most nuts, as part of a diet low in saturated

homemade soups are made and shared

it, it’s the perfect warm and filling meal on

fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk

with love, they are touted for their healing

a cold day. Grab a bowl of Southern Soul

of heart disease. Remarkably, California

powers. Science has determined that there

Barbeque’s fantastic brisket chili if you don’t

grows 80% of the world’s almonds and

are actual medicinal properties in a bowl of

want to make your own.

98% of the U.S. domestic crop of pistachios

chicken soup, so it’s not just an old wives’ tale.

(which were first harvested here in 1976!).

Listen to your mama and enjoy a hearty bowl

You know what’s nuts? Discovering that

For more nutty facts about almonds and

of homemade soup. We’ll let you decide

most popular types of nuts have their

pistachios, visit nationalalmondday.com

whether it’s made in her home or yours. Some

own special days and websites that tout

and worldpistachioday.com. If you’re not

heartier options are to observe NATIONAL CLAM

their health benefits and many uses. In

nuts about nuts, you might be a goober. Did

CHOWDER DAY on FEBRUARY 25 or NATIONAL CHILI DAY on FEBRUARY 26. A chowder is a soup or stew

February, we have NATIONAL ALMOND DAY

you know that’s a slang term for a peanut?


Hence, the name “Goobers” for the first

commonly made with milk or cream, diced potatoes, onions, and celery. Clams or fish are frequently added. New England

chocolate-covered peanut candy, found in movie theaters across the U.S. and originally sold in 1925.

Clam Chowder is a classic example of

You can munch a handful

the rich, cream-based seafood soup,

of those or grab a bag of

while Manhattan clam chowder is a

peanut M&Ms to enjoy

variation made with a tomato base.


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here are even more occasions to

the University of Ohio, chemist Percy S.

used it more for medicinal purposes. As it was

satisfy your sweet tooth in February.

Truesdell altered the consistency of the once

mostly consumed as a hot beverage, they


hard and poorly flavored lump of sugar by

mixed mint, cinnamon, and other spices with it

actually a celebration of gum,

experimenting with the amount of starch in

to make it more palatable. When they started

however, it was created in 2006 by children’s

it. Thanks to him it is now the smooth and

adding sugar, the combination of chocolate

author and mother Ruth Spiro as a fun way for

chewy treat we enjoy today. In 1916, Truesdell

and mint became fashionable and has

children to participate in school fundraising.

founded and incorporated the P.S. Truesdell

remained popular ever since in everything

Candy Manufacturing Company. At his death

from beverages to baked goods. According

in 1948, he was dubbed “The Gumdrop King.” Share

to the International Dairy Foods Association, mint chocolate chip is the 10th most popular

a bag of gumdrops

flavor of ice cream. Advertisements for mint

while you play the

chocolates appeared in newspapers around

classic board

the turn of the century. One of the earliest

game and make

mass-producers of chocolate mints was

your way through Gumdrop Pass.

Huyler’s in New York. York Peppermint Patties, originally manufactured by the York Cone Company of Pennsylvania, appeared in 1940.

There are two opportunities to celebrate On Bubble Gum Day students could donate

the classic combination of chocolate

50 cents to be able to chew bubble gum in

and mint this month. The U.S.

class. The money collected from the students

National Confectioners Association

could be used for school needs like class


trips or band uniforms. It’s also a clever way to

DAY on FEBRUARY 19, but in case,

raise money for donations to charity.

that’s too general, there’s

soft, and they were possibly the best chocolate mint creation ever made, Thin Mints were first sold by the Girl Scouts in 1953 and remain their most popular cookie to date. This is Girl Scout cookie season, so keep

On FEBRUARY 15, pull out that old Candy Land

PATTY DAY on FEBRUARY 11. When Europeans

to celebrate NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY. Gumdrops

were introduced to

are a colorful, chewy candy made in a variety

chocolate, they

of flavors with gelatin and then coated with

weren’t fond

sugar. These little candy treats make terrific

of the dark,

embellishments for decorating gingerbread

bitter bean,

houses and other baked goods. While at

so they


were firm and crisp while others were

also NATIONAL PEPPERMINT game and play a few rounds with the family


They dominated the market because they

an eye out to grab a box or ten! They’re addictive!




Plum pudding’s name is more peculiar as

this lightly baked eggy concoction to rise


properly, because issues with ingredients and

on FEBRUARY 12, since it’s known as Christmas

variations in temperature or movement of the

pudding. Many of the recipes for this

pan too soon can all result in a fallen soufflé.

traditional holiday dessert usually made up of

Many bakers puncture the top of the soufflé

raisins, dates, nuts, apples, cinnamon, nutmeg,

after removing it from the oven and pour

and other ingredients, don’t even contain

sauces over the top before serving.

plums! One explanation given is that during


the 17th century, plums were referred to as

Less complicated is the subject of NATIONAL

FUN MONTH, founded by the Home

raisins or other fruits. In England, it’s tradition


Baking Association (HBA) in 2002 to

for every person in the home to hold the

one of America’s favorite flavors of cake.

encourage families to spend more

wooden spoon to help stir the batter together.

Similar to quick bread preparation, the

While they are stirring, they also make a wish.

wet and dry ingredients for carrot cake

time together mixing up something delicious.

are mixed separately and then combined,

If you want to be more adventurous than the banana bread or other breakfast items

Many bakers consider a soufflé to be a

with the final product being denser and

we mentioned earlier, there are some

challenge. Be brave and try your hand at one

coarser than a traditional cake. Rich creamy

off-the-beaten-path desserts recognized this


frosting (often made with cream cheese)

month that you could try, starting FEBRUARY 1

28. Two essential components make up every

separates the layers. Carrot cake most

with NATIONAL BAKED ALASKA DAY. This elaborate

soufflé: 1) a French creme patisserie base,

likely originated as carrot pudding, where

dessert is made with hard ice cream on a

flavored cream sauce, or purée and 2) egg

carrots were used because of their natural

base of sponge cake, covered in a shell of

whites beaten to a soft peak meringue. The

sweetness when sugar may have been

toasted meringue. The odd but apt name for

soufflé’s flavor comes from the base, and

expensive or hard to find. Cinnamon and

the dessert came from Charles Ranhofer,

the egg whites provide the lift to puff it up. A

nutmeg blend well with the carrots’ flavor

the chef at Delmonico’s in New York City

variety of cheeses, jams, fruits or chocolates

and nuts, raisins, and pineapple are often

around 1867. He was notorious for naming

can be baked into the base of the soufflé to

added as well. Who says you can’t have

new (or renaming old) dishes after famous

make it savory or sweet. The trick is getting

your cake and eat your veggies too?

people and events. He seized on the heated controversy surrounding the purchase of Alaska from Russia that was happening at the time. Since the dessert is nearly frozen and quickly toasted in a hot oven before serving, the name Baked Alaska fit the bill!



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Once Upon a Time


appily ever

their first volume of stories, Household

go a different route. Esther Watkins Arnold

after happens

Tales in 1812. Their tales, including

printed an eight-page playlet for children

every year on

“Rumpelstiltskin” and “Hansel and Gretel,”

called “The Tooth Fairy” in 1927. The world


had a darker quality and were clearly meant

was ripe with imagination at that time

for an adult audience. Aesop’s fables had a

because Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had just

child and dust off the storybooks, or search

more moral slant and date back to ancient

“proved” his claim that fairies and gnomes

online for some tales to share on FEBRUARY

times. Hans Christian Andersen’s stories, first

are real with “verified” pictures of two little

26. These stories known the world over were

published in 1829, bestowed us with lighter,

girls surrounded by fairies. It was a prime

once oral histories, myths, and legends that

warmer tales like “The Ugly Duckling” and

time to introduce a tooth fairy who collects

were retold around the fire or by traveling

“The Little Mermaid.”

the lost teeth of little boys and girls and

storytellers, and then written down and

leaves a coin behind! Arnold’s play was

passed through the ages. Most fairytales

Appropriately wrapping up National

were cautionary, told to children to make

Children’s Dental Health Month on

has been leaving money under the

them behave, teach them a lesson, or shared


pillows of sleeping children

like ghost stories around a campfire. While

Our fictional dental hygiene helper

ever since. The nickel or

many of the stories had some basis in truth,

was born in 1927. Since toothpaste

dime payout has increased

fairy tales took on a more magical quality over

back in the 1920s didn’t have

the years and featured fairies, giants, dragons,

fruity flavors and sparkles

mermaids, and gnomes.

to get kids excited to

performed in schools and the tooth fairy

significantly however, with today’s average reward for a lost

brush their teeth, The Brothers Grimm published some of

advertising and

the more well-known fairy tales, seeking to

public health

preserve them at a time when the tradition of


oral storytelling was fading. They published

had to

tooth being up to $5!





Four-Legged Friends Calling all pet lovers! FEBRUARY 20 is NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY. What do you need to do? More of what you’re already doing: pampering and lavishing some extra attention on your precious pets today.


his day focuses on the special

Speaking of treats for your pet, FEBRUARY 23 is

relationship we have with our

NATIONAL DOG BISCUIT DAY, also observed around

pets and the importance pets

the world as International Dog Biscuit

have in our lives. Most U.S.

Appreciation Day. Available in a wide variety

households have at least one

of sizes, shapes, and flavors, dog biscuits

pet, with dog-owning households surpassing

can be a training tool, good behavior

cat owners (though not by much). Interesting

reward, or simple show of affection.

since there are more cats than dogs in the

They can also be used for administering

U.S. Of course, cats and dogs aren’t the only

important medications and supplements

animals we keep as pets. Many people enjoy

or to help keep teeth healthy and clean.

the companionship of reptiles, fish, birds, and

Remember to pick up your pup’s favorite

other animals like Guinea pigs, rabbits, or

snacks at Pet Exchange or grab a special

hamsters. Owning a pet has been shown to

“bakery style” biscuit from Island Dog to

lower stress and increase longevity so make

celebrate the day.

sure to do something special for your pet in return today. If you need a new pet in your life, perhaps today is the day you can help a dog or cat at Glynn County Animal Control or the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia find

FEBRUARY 23 is also WORLD SPAY DAY, so help spread the word about the importance of spaying and neutering pets or donate to agencies in the community that provide this service. The Doris Day Animal League founded Spay Day USA in 1994 as a day to bring attention to the stray pet overpopulation problem in the U.S. and

their furever

to encourage animal population control


by neutering pets. The movement later spread globally, is now known as World Spay Day, and observed annually on the last Tuesday in February.





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To celebrate this day, take a trip to the zoo to see a hippo or donate to an organization trying to preserve their existence. If you’ve still got a Hungry Hungry Hippos game around, start chomping some marbles! Recognized since at least 2011,



as International Polar Bear Day, want a hippopotamus for Christmas,

on FEBRUARY 27 promotes learning

only a hippopotamus will do.” Maybe

about the polar bear and highlights

we can’t have a hippo as a pet like the

conservation efforts. Founding credit

song suggests, but we can celebrate

goes to Polar Bears International,

this magnificent beast on WORLD HIPPO DAY

and organization that sponsors

FEBRUARY 15. And when we say magnificent,

educational challenges annually.

we’re not kidding. The blue whale and the

Another massive animal, polar

African elephant are the only mammals in

bears can reach a height of 9

the world larger than the hippopotamus,

feet and a weight of 1400 pounds.

who weighs in at a whopping 8,000

They have a warming layer of fat

pounds! There are only two species

under their thick coat of insulating

of hippo on the planet, the common

fur which helps them live in colder

hippopotamus and the pygmy hippo, and

environments. Powerful swimmers

they are found exclusively in Africa. These

with slightly webbed large

herbivores live up to 50 years in the wild.

front paws that act as paddles,

Although you might not think it, hippos

some polar bears have been

are the most aggressive animals in the

spotted swimming hundreds

world and kill approximately 500 humans

of miles from land. Admittedly,

each year. They may not look fast but can

they may have floated on

run up to 19 miles per hour. Predators of

sheets of ice to cover some of that distance.

of their natural habitat due to global warming.

the hippo include crocodiles, hyenas, and

Organizations use National Polar Bear day to

Learn more about how you can help with

lions. Sadly, humans have also become a

raise awareness of the declining number of

conservation of endangered animals like the

primary predator.

polar bears worldwide and the possible loss

polar bear at worldwildlife.org.


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Weather or Not O

n FEBRUARY 10 we celebrate a


versatile and useful invention

honors individuals in the fields of meteorology,


weather forecasting, and broadcast

Invented in their most

meteorology. It also recognizes

basic design to create shade

volunteer storm spotters and

from the sun’s rays more than

others working in the weather

4,000 years ago, umbrellas

field. The annual holiday

are used as protection

commemorates the birthday

from the elements,

of scientist and surgeon Dr.

whimsical decoration,

John Jeffries in 1744. Jeffries

and fashion accessories.

kept weather records

Evidence of umbrellas

from 1774 to 1816 and was

has been found in ancient

considered one of America’s

Egyptian, Mesopotamian,

first weather observers. He

Greek, and Chinese art

also pioneered ballooning

and artifacts. Credit goes

in the U.S., making his first

to the Chinese for being the

balloon observation in 1784.

first to incorporate protection from the rain by layering their

The people recognized on this day

paper parasols with wax and lacquer

are particularly important to us here

so it would withstand the elements.

in the hurricane vulnerable coastal region.

Beyond simply providing a shield from the

The information they provide during extreme

rain and shade from the bright rays of the

weather situations is an invaluable resource for

sun, umbrellas capture our imagination as

dance performance to Rihanna’s “Umbrella”

us as we make decisions about what actions to

can be seen in our art. Mary Poppins just

on Lip Synch Battle. You’re welcome.

take to keep our families, homes, businesses,

wouldn’t be the same without her umbrella.

and community safe. Drop the local weather

And Gene Kelly’s iconic dance scene in

While we rest our hopes for the early arrival

team members an email to let them know you

Singing in the Rain would be lacking a

of spring on the antics of a groundhog, when

appreciate their diligence. Watch your favorite

partner. Observe the holiday by watching

it comes to daily forecasts and hurricane

weatherman, Phil Connors, in Groundhog Day.

the YouTube clip of Tom Holland’s entire

tracking, we turn to meteorologists.

Hmmmm. Does this seem familiar?








ome celebrations are more important than others and you want to do all you can to create the perfect event. Golden Isles Wedding Association wants to help you with that. They are joining forces with the area’s newest event venue, Cedar Lodge on Honey Creek, to host the inaugural Golden Isles Bridal Show on February 28th. The unique show will feature more than 50 premier vendors from Southeast Georgia. Newly engaged couples will have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one meetings, book services, tour Cedar Lodge, and enjoy drinks and menu tastings. Introducing your hosts: Established in 2017, Golden Isles Wedding Association (GIWA) is a trusted, local network of reputable wedding professionals that strives to continuously improve wedding quality and strength in the Golden Isles. Its mission is to grow the wedding industry in the Golden Isles by promoting the Golden Isles as a premier destination for nuptial celebrations and by advertising its members as the best resources for local weddings. Vendors are promoted on Facebook and Instagram @goldenislesweddingsofficial, which has over 1,800 likes and over 1,300 followers respectively. Member meetings are held on a monthly basis and include educational and networking sessions, as well as spotlight venue tours that are open to the public.

Cedar Lodge on Honey Creek is an ideal venue for weddings, rehearsal dinners, parties, and corporate events. Draped in the majestic beauty of Live Oak trees and situated along the river’s golden marshes, Cedar Lodge on Honey Creek boasts an incredible view of the Sidney Lanier Bridge. Access the property by car, taking exit 29 on I-95 in Waverly and entering at Cedar Lodge’s private gate, or via boat docking at the venue’s deepwater access. Every aspect of the venue was planned with intentionality: custom chandeliers were locally sourced from Sea Island Forge, an easy vendor load-in entrance with full catering kitchen is provided, and the beautiful bride and groom suites are connected by a private balcony with spiral staircase. Additional amenities include a custom stone fireplace, cornhole, fire pits, and bridal suite equipped with a floor-toceiling mirror, private restroom, and wet bar. Cedar Lodge even has valet parking, an on-site manager, indoor and outdoor tables and chairs for up to 300 people, in-house planning, catering, floral, transportation, and photography services. Venue Director, Tiffany Davis, works with clients throughout the planning process to ensure their wedding day vision is carried out and exceeds expectations.




Prepare for Your Special Celebration

It is in the beautiful setting that the Bridal Show will be held, with COVID safety guidelines observed. The space can accommodate up to 300 people, and vendor booths will be placed six feet apart on the Lodge’s wrap-around porch and the first floor inside with doors open for air flow. The bridal show has two ticket options: VIP and General Admission. Among other benefits, VIP ticket holders will have early access two hours prior to General Admission opening and enjoy a delicious chicken and waffles brunch from Porch. Tickets are available for purchase online at cedarlodgegeorgia.com, on Facebook, and EventBrite. If you’re interested in becoming a member of GIWA, apply online at goldenislesweddings.org/join.









Sports Shorts Athletes who call St. Simons Island home have been making some waves in the sports scene lately. While sports reporting isn’t our forte, we thought we’d highlight a few noteworthy moments in case you missed them.


lynn Academy alumnus Jack Podlesny started the New Year out in stellar style for the Georgia Bulldogs. With only two seconds left in the game, “Hot Pod” kicked a career long 53-yard field goal that gave the trailing Dawgs a 22-21 lead over the Cincinnati Bearcats and led to their ultimate victory in the 2021 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Jack Frost might be a better nickname for the former GA soccer and football standout for the ice in his veins that it took to make that kick! The walk-on redshirt sophomore who had the daunting task of filling the shoes of Rodrigo Blankenship was 10/13 on field goals and 37/37 on PATs prior to the Peach Bowl. Podlesny was a 2020 semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, which goes annually to the nation’s top collegiate placekicker and was won by Blankenship in 2019. The Golden Isles community was bursting with pride to be able to claim this young man as one of our own. Way to go, Jack!

work around the world through Big League Impact, which he founded in 2013. He becomes the sixth Cardinals player to win the award.

Another former Red Terror made sports history in the world of baseball. All-Star pitcher Adam Wainwright was named the recipient of the 2020 Roberto Clemente Award, the most prestigious honor bestowed on individual players by Major League Baseball. Wainwright earned the honor for his outstanding philanthropic

Turning to golf, local PGA TOUR player Harris English recently won the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii with a birdie on the first hole in a playoff with Joaquin Niemann. This is English’s third career PGA TOUR win, and his first since the Mayakoba Golf Classic in November of 2013. English



Addressing the honor, Adam said, “This is the crown jewel of any award I have ever received! But, to me, it’s more than just an award. What Mr. Clemente stood for, and the way he lived his life on and off the field, goes beyond what any award could fully embody. Even being mentioned in the same sentence with him is an incredible honor. I feel very blessed and honored to receive the Clemente Award, and I will continue to try and live up to his standards as long as I live. And, the reason we feel led to help people is not for trophies or accolades of any kind … but I have to admit … this trophy is pretty awesome! Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this happen. It is truly a dream come true.”

was the third-round co-leader at 21-under, but was even par through 11 holes on the Plantation Course and had to chase down Niemann, who closed with a 64. Birdies on 5 of the last holes kept him in the hunt. English’s win nearly came on the final hole after bringing his second shot within 10 feet of the cup on the par-5 18th. He missed the eagle putt, but tapped in for birdie to close with a 4-under 69 for the day and 25 under for the tournament. Back on 18 for the playoff, he wrapped up the win with a 6-footer birdie. English also paired up with another St. Simons Island PGA TOUR golfer, Matt Kuchar, to become the first team to win the QBE Shootout at Tiburon Golf Club in Buena Vista three times, breaking several records they had previously set. Matt’s 13-year old son, Cameron, caddied for him at the shootout, then took up the clubs himself to play with Matt at the PNC Championship 2020 Father-Son Challenge at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Grande Lakes. While they led through Round 1, they didn’t ultimately take home the win, ending the tournament T-5 (ahead of Tiger and Charlie, in case you were wondering). They sure did play some fine golf and have a great time that was fun to watch. Can’t wait to see what 2021 holds for our hometown athletes, wherever they may play!







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P OLISHED PEYTON by Jennifer Daniel

Know Before You Go


very spring I receive emails about upcoming wedding etiquette and Easter attire but another frequently requested item is a list of tips for the child who is about to leave the nest. Yes, they can eat a meal properly and say please and thank you. Parents have done a great job, but they always want to know what they are forgetting to remind their children of when they head off to college or a new job in the coming months after graduation. Venturing out on your own is exciting and also a big learning experience. So much of “etiquette” revolves around a set of rules and suggestions written out merely to help all of us get along. Defining “good” manners is not an attempt to make humans feel bad about what they do not know; these guidelines are actually set up to help us. The root of each of these suggestions really comes down to being kind. Here are some of my top reminders for the young people in your life: Respecting Roommates The old phrase “Your mother does not live here.” is now true. Pick up after yourself and go



the extra step. Set a few house rules for when you have guest over. If you are an early riser, be considerate of roommates that worked late or studied all evening. Traveling with Friends Some of the best memories in life will come from your journeys and you will find a group you enjoy being with on these adventures. Take into consideration things such as splitting the cost gas if you are traveling by car and being respectful of arriving on time for a shuttle if a large group is traveling together. Putting your Phone Down Cell phones will still be a big part of adult life, but you don’t need them visible when you are on a date, having lunch with friends, or enjoying a sporting event. Talk with those around you. Verbal communications skills are important in social and professional relationships. Practice, practice, practice. Communicating with Professors While the internet has made life as a student easier in many ways, it took out many face to face interactions. I always encourage students to meet professors face to face at least once a semester, if possible. Nothing takes the place of face to face conversation. Remember to proofread emails before you send them and be very clear, brief and kind. Read over it before you hit send. Address the professor appropriately. For example, “Dear Dr. Fleming.” Follow all communication guidelines given to you by the school/teacher.

Expressing Opinions Yes, we may need to keep many of our opinions to ourselves in certain situations. However, discuss polite ways to stand up for yourself and what you believe in and review how to end a discussion in a kind way. We all have opinions and being respectful of others is a part of life. Being a Good Guest Making new friends and visiting their families is another benefit of college life. Always arrive on time, speak to parents and family when you first arrive, bring a very small gift, go with the flow of your friend’s family, and keep your sleeping area tidy. When leaving to head back to school, ask how you can help clean the room you slept in. Can you pull the sheets off the bed for your host? Can you bring the dirty towels to the laundry? Most importantly, have FUN! 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.



The Heck with Resolutions By John Adams

I suspect that, like me, you have been properly preoccupied with implementing the many varied resolutions you made to yourself on New Year’s Day. My perennial favorite is weight loss. And I do, in fact, have good intentions. But on St. Simons Island, my best plans always seem to be thwarted. The problem here is the Georgia Shrimp Association. Ever since they started this Wild Georgia Shrimp (WGS) campaign to stamp out what amounts to imitation shrimp raised in ponds “somewhere else,” I have found myself unable to resist the sweet, succulent and delicious shrimp dishes available both at the store and on the plates of local restaurants. And it’s really not my fault. I am just as happy with a large platter of Wild Georgia Shrimp boiled in “fish boil” with cayenne and hot sauce added for a little kick as I am with “shrimp étouffée.” (Please don’t ask me to explain why that second word has those funny marks above the first and second E but not the third one. I don’t have a clue. In fact, I don’t even know what the word means, but I don’t like the sound of it.)

Then it stole my stomach. I ate enough of this delicious concoction to feed a small army, then, of course, had to take a nap, as it is a well-known fact that consuming Wild Georgia Shrimp causes an uncontrollable desire to nap. During my nap, I dreamed that I was visited by the Ghost of New Year’s Present, in the form of a jumbo Wild Georgia Shrimp. I asked him, “Why is Georgia shrimp so good?” He replied, “The natural food source for Wild Georgia Shrimp comes from the nutrients supplied by the clean, coastal, Spartina marshes and estuaries that define the Georgia coast. The area’s strong tides combined with natural filtration through Georgia’s expansive marshland give the shrimp a sweet succulent taste and a good firm texture

that can only be produced in the wild.” Then he jumped off the end of the St. Simons pier and swam away. So my weight loss resolution has once again fallen by the wayside. But I do have a new motto to carry me happily into 2021:

Friends don’t let friends eat pond-raised shrimp.

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SSI ROTARY SHOWS SUPPORT FOR VETERANS The Rotary Club of St. Simons Island recently donated $24,000 to Golden Isles Veterans Village Initiative. The funds are to help the program in its mission to create supportive housing for homeless veterans in the Golden Isles area. The initiative also strives to foster self-sufficiency and living with purpose for veterans following military service. Job training

LILLIE B. TWEEN MOVES UP Tween girl’s clothing boutique, Lillie B. Tween is moving up, literally, to their new location above their sister store, Cutie Patooties in Redfern Village. Targeting the “tween” girl who is no longer a child and not quite a teenager, they carry apparel from Habitual Girl, Mabel + Honey, Mayoral, Florence Eiseman, Candy Pink, Duffield Lane, Mia and Hayden Girls from size 7 to 16. You’ll also find shoes, handbags, and accessories perfect to complete any future fashionista’s ensemble. Sister store Cutie Patooties downstairs offers infants and children’s clothing for girls and boys. For a one-stop shopping experience that covers apparel for infants, toddlers, little boys and girls, to tween girls, come in and visit both floors. Open Monday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Lillie B. Tween, 276 Redfern Village, 912.268.2005, lilliebtween.com.

ART EXHIBITION BY LOCAL NATIVE Stop by Gentlemen’s & Lady Outfitters on February 12th, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. to give a warm welcome to local artist Robby Pitts as he exhibits his oil paintings for the first time. Robby was born and raised in Brunswick. From 1997 he spent several years far from home serving in the US Air Force. Following that, Robby spent another decade working for the Department of Defense at Fort Gordon in Augusta, painting in his spare time. Recently Robby and his wife, Christi, decided to get back close to home, settling in nearby Blackshear, where Robby made the decision to pursue his passion for oil painting full time. Come out February 12th to meet Robby and enjoy an evening of original art, refreshments and a little retail therapy just in time for Valentine’s Day. Gentlemen’s & Lady Outfitters is located in Shops at Sea Island, 600 Sea Island Rd.

and access to health care will be provided to residents in addition to secure living space. SSI Rotary, along with other Rotary District 6920 clubs, are part of the program’s Advisory Council with Nine Line Foundation, CMK Enterprises, LLC, and Coastal Community Health Services. The community-

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wide support network for the initiative is strong based on the involvement of organizations like this. For more information about the Rotary Club of St. Simons Island and how to become a member, visit ssirotary.org. For more about Veterans Village, visit goldenislesveteransvillage.org.

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W H AT ’ S H A P P E N I N G

CELEBRATE HERITAGE The Brunswick African American Cultural Center invites you to walk with students, families, and other community leaders in the 2nd Annual Heritage 1K Walk/Race. This community event on February 6 kicks off Black History Month in the Golden Isles with a listening and learning tour designed to provide historical immersion. The Run/ Walk will start at 1621 Albany Street and end

RUN DOLPHIN DAY YOUR WAY The Super Dolphin Day 5K & 10K Run, usually held on the third Saturday in February, will be virtual in 2021. This PTA sponsored event hosted by St. Simons and Oglethorpe Point Elementary Schools is a fundraiser for both schools and is a 40+ year-old island tradition. Participants will have from February 20-27 to complete the race of your choosing wherever you choose. Register by February 16 to ensure delivery of shirt and bib prior to race week. Run times must be submitted to the virtual page by February 27. Results will be posted on February 28. Links will be shared on social media and superdolphinday.com. A One-Mile Fun Run will take place on the beach at low tide on February 27. For updated event details and registration link, see the Super Dolphin Day Race page on Facebook.

at Inez Williams Park at 900 Gordon Street in Dixville. Walkers will begin at 9:00 a.m. and runners at 9:30 a.m. Race-day registration opens at 8:30 a.m. $30 registration fee includes T-shirt. A family-friendly festival featuring community vendors, food and drink, entertainment and children’s activities will follow the conclusion of the Run/Walk. All participants must wear a mask. Register online at theheritagerace.eventbrite.com.

support is needed now more than ever. Proceeds benefit the Health System’s cancer and cardiac care programs. Walk or run a 5K independently or with immediate family members on your own time, at your own pace, on the road, treadmill or trail. For more details and registration information, Visit the-bridge-run.org.

BRIDGE RUN GOES VIRTUAL Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate virtually in the annual Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation Bridge Run on Saturday, February 13. The decision to go virtual was made to keep the community safe, and your


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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 40,000 agents in all 50 states, Canada, Australia, UK, Mexico, France, Portugal, South Africa, India and will soon be available worldwide. This internet based high technology company will totally revolutionize the real estate industry both with relationships of buyers and sellers and the

relationships 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.

Thanks to the internet, eXp’s state of the art revolutionary cloud based technology and a unique revenue sharing plan Hans and his team are able to offer a performance-based, no risk maximum 4% listing commission on any real estate both residential and commercial. No risk - you can cancel the listing at any time for any reason. Hans would also be pleased to share his broad business knowledge and experience with anyone interested in a free no obligation consultation session with regard to any real estate problem. Call, email or text him if you would like to explore his listing program or if you have any questions with regard to eXp, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the nation with now over 40,000 agents and growing.


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ART IN THE PARK SSI RETURNS Shop the handmade artist markets and check out unique artisan goods at Art in the Park SSI. Vendors’ tents will be set up in the picturesque setting of Postell Park in the village, across from the visitors center. Enjoy the beautiful scenery under the oaks while shopping exquisite jewelry, skincare and candles, birdhouses, sun hats, tote bags, yard art, wind chimes, home decor, art, crafts, photography, and more! Shows through spring will be held on the following weekends: February 13-14 , March 13-14, 20-21, April 17-18 and May 8-9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sundays. Vendors differ week to week so be sure to visit often to see what’s new. Looking forward to seeing you out there!

THE WIFE THAT KEEPS ON GIVING The Island Players present Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, directed by Shannon Stock. Performances of the smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages will take place March

ENJOY A SEASIDE SERENADE On Sunday, March 14, the Coastal Symphony of Georgia will continue its Variations on a Season concerts with an oceanside interlude. Music Director Michelle Merrill will present Seaside Serenade at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort’s new Atlantic Court outdoor venue. Solo, duo and small groups of musicians from the Symphony will perform

5-7, 12-14, 19-21 with evening shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m. This much revived classic introduces fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condimine,

remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” Madame Arcati. As the worldly and other-worldly personalities clash, hapless Charles teeters precariously on the edge of being haunted into perpetuity. Purchase tickets online at theislandplayers.com.

selections by Ludwig van Beethoven, Charles Gounod, Valerie Coleman and Antonín Dvořák. Music begins at 3:00 p.m. Individual concert tickets are $50 for adults and $15 for students/children. Tickets ordered within a week of the concert date can be picked up at the “Will Call” desk at the concert. For additional information, call 912.634.2006 or visit coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.com.

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90 • Directory / The Darkroom

98 - 100 • Georgia Coast Realty Joe Loehle Photography

106 • Dee Wright Susan Imhoff

101 • Ruth Heyward Beall / Kelli Osteen

107 • Art & Annie Harper Joy Wright

91 • DeLoach Sotheby’s 92 • Page Aiken

Zaida Clay Harris

93 • Margie Stockton

102 • Ann Harrell

108 - 109 • Al Brown Company

94 - 96 • BHHS Hodnett Cooper

103 • Micki Cartier Adair Allen

110 - 112 • Sea Island Properties

97 • Lilmar Properties Humane Society

113 • Phoebe Hoaster

104 - 105 • DeLoach Sotheby’s

The following pages are submitted to Elegant Island Living Magazine by Elegant Island Real Estate, LLC. Reproduction of any photographs, artwork or copy prepared by Elegant Island Real Estate, LLC is strictly prohibited without prior written permission. all advertised properties are subject to prior sale or withdrawal without notice. Elegant Island Living and Elegant Island Real Estate, LLC is not a registered real estate broker, and this publication is not an effort to assist in the buying or selling of real estate. The advertisers and publishers are not responsible or liable for misinformation, misprints, or typographical errors. Real Estate advertised in this publication is subject to the Fair Housing act of 1968 and its amendments. all electronic files submitted to Elegant Island Living Magazine or Elegant Island Real Estate, LLC. become property of the publication. © 2021 Elegant Island Living. all Rights Reserved.

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Your home is more than a building or an address. It’s where you experience life, connection, and growth. That is why our agents find what they do so rewarding! Each month we are going to take you into the home of one of our agents. See what they love and value most about their homes and where they live. What could be better than living steps from the beach and close to the best of what St. Simons Island offers? My neighborhood, Ocean Breeze offers just that. I have the best neighbors one of which has been my best friend for over twenty five years. Our neighborhood has a variety of homes from remodeled beach cottages from the 30’s and 40’s to newly constructed homes.  There are always people outside, walking their dogs, working in the yard, walking to nearby restaurants, visiting neighbors, and having cookouts. The small town camaraderie is exactly what I love about St. Simons.  I absolutely love where I live.  I moved into my house this past summer after my youngest child, Payton went to college. In the short amount of time, I have been in this home I have really tried making it my own. Recently I replaced all the exterior shutters and re-landscaped my yard. I am thrilled with how it looks now.  My favorite plant is my bird of paradise given to me by a neighbor. We have an outdoor courtyard with a fireplace where we spend most of our evenings. It’s one of my favorite spots.   Throughout the years selling real estate I have really grown to love and appreciate interior design. I have a very eclectic design taste which leans towards the side of modern. Some of my most loved pieces are original mid century pieces, such as my Murano lamp and Pierangello Gallotti console. One of my favorite pieces of artwork is by Susan Hable out of Athens, Georgia which is my hometown. I also treasure my family photography by LA based photographer Trish Reda. All of these elements have really helped my house feel like a home. My favorite thing to do at home is to cook and spend time with my family and friends. I believe a home is meant to be lived in and shared and that is why I always want people to feel welcome. When I am not at home or working, I love walking our dogs to the beach which is just a few blocks away from my house. We also love walking to and dining at the nearby local restaurants and I frequent Pelicans Market. They have everything I ever need!  St. Simons Island offers an unparalleled quality of life which makes my job as a realtor so rewarding.   Adair Allen is one of DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty’s founding real estate professionals and is ranked among the most successful luxury real estate specialists in Coastal Georgia. With almost two decades of unique and extraordinary knowledge of specialized properties, Adair has created hundreds of positive outcomes for both buyers and sellers. Find out more at DeLoachSIR.com

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Property Management 912-771-8099 or info@lilmarproperties.com

Discover your property’s true potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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260 Moss Oak Lane Located in Sea Palms with newly renovated golf course. Complex is located next to the Pool and Clubhouse. 2BR, 2.5BA and 2 enclosed sleeping porches. Spectacular views. Only condo in the complex currently for sale. $284,000








1726 Ocean Road - East Beach Breathtaking marsh front home with 6BR/7.5BA This home features 2 masters, beautiful marsh views from all porches, outdoor kitchen, and heated pool. Great buy for East Beach. Call for more details. $1,645,000

Nancy Phelan REALTOR, GRI


Freddy Stroud Broker, CRS, GRI

105 Grove Lane - The Grove at King City Beautiful Southern plantation style home in the village. 4BR with 4.5BA and 4,000 sf. French doors leading to multi-level balconies, elevator, hot tub, den with access to deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. $1,290,000



Karen Mumford REALTOR


Desireé Varnedoe

105 Shadow Wood Bend 4BR, 3BA in the desirable Brockinton Plantation. Tile in LR and BRs w/ real hardwood hickory floors. The main floor features a spacious master suite with vaulted ceilings, a walk-in closet, double vanity, jetted tub, & a tile shower. $475,000

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Emily Wages

Sarah Broyles

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Rental Agent


1440 Ocean Blvd #132 Many upgrades in this 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo that is conveniently located close to all the amenities in the complex. With tile floors, updated kitchen, new systems and recently painted, this condo is turn-key ready. $439,000

4215 13th St. East Beach Located near Gould's Inlet, this prominent home sits just a short walk and dunes away from East Beach. Vaulted ceilings, exposed brick walls, a private pool, and multiple living spaces, including a sunroom.Observation deck, and enjoy close proximity to the Atlantic. $1,290,000




890 Wimbledon Drive, St. Simons Island This one level, furnished one bedroom condo has so much potential. It's a blank canvas waiting for your personal touches. It offers a nice screened porch overlooking a natural area. The complex is close to the swim and tennis amenities. Easy to show. Being sold "as is". $169,000

4203 Ninth St - East Beach 4BR, 4BA, 2HBA beach home sits on over .5 acre of oceanfront land. The interior is a palate for your imagination. Soaring ceiling heights and a kitchen that is a work of art. Framed in steel exceed all hurricane standards. Oceanfront terraces and balconies overlook the pool and ocean. $2,975,000

105 Main Street • Plantation Village • St. Simons Island


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200 Carnoustie, Island Club Custom built 4BR/4BA well maintained home offers a split plan with a bonus room over the garage. Features include a spacious GR with a vaulted ceiling and FP, a nice kitchen w/ pantry, bfast nook, study and screened porch. $890,000

442 Mimosa, West Point This fabulous home with spectacular water views offers 3BR/3.5BA w/ the master suite on the main level. 4600SF, FP and windows overlooking the expansive lake, outdoor living areas, pool and large backyard. $897,500


4214 Eleventh St., East Beach Absolutely charming vintage beach cottage only 3 houses back from beach access, just a short walk to beach. The main house has 3BR and 3BA with the 4th BR and BA is a guest cottage behind the main house. $924,000

118 Hawkins Island Circle 3BR, 3.5BA Mediterranean style home on Hawkins Island. Many custom features, large master suite on main, chef’s kitchen, vaulted ceilings, FR with fireplace, hwd and tile floors, screened porch and swimming pool. 1,250,000

112 Killarney Drive, Island Club GOLF COURSE VIEWS! This all one level brick home offers 3BR, 3.5BA with a bonus room. Large family room with FP and french doors leading to a patio overlooking a nicely landscaped backyard with irrigation. $699,000



Saint Simons Grand, Unit 218 This 4BR, 3BA condo has marvelous views and finishes. This will rent well or serve as an excellent primary or second home. A great buy at $1,150,000

Available Homesites


Lot 12 Mission Drive Tolomato Island - $79,000 103 Davison Lane Hawkins Island - $397,500

117 Cypress Pt, Island Club This home offers 5BR/4.5BA with an open floor plan, the main level includes a formal DR, updated kitchen that opens to a keeping room and family room, a study and spacious master suite. Pool. Call for more details. $949,500

443 Mimosa This custom built marsh front home has so much to offer. 1.5 acres with western exposure, 4BR, 6.5BA, spacious family room w/ FP and reclaimed hwd floors, a formal DR, kitchen with SS appl. and breakfast area, and sun room. Elevator, a 5 car garage, bonus room, large heated pool. Must see! $999,500


Lot 19 Blue Heron Lookout Darien, Tolomato Isl. - 75,000 Lot 7 Sanctuary Harbour Trail Waverly, GA - 13,000 101,107,108 Talahi Island Lane Riverside, Brunswick, GA - 160,000


101 Militia Hill Way This 4BR SSI home offers a great mid-island location. Located on almost 1/2 acre, it is in well-maintained and in move-in ready condition. Master on the main level, a nice kitchen area with hard surface countertops, spacious living areas, a bonus room and a nice screened porch.$425,000

104 Westchester, Island Club This custom built home offers 4 large BRs with the master on the main level. Many features include a large bonus room, a chefs kitchen with a butlers pantry, a large FR with FP, a formal DR/LR, 3 car garage, custom millork and more. A great opportunity to live in the Island Club. $1,175,000

105 Main Street • Plantation Village • St. Simons Island


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Vacation | Long term rentaLs | 912.638.1144

East Beach - Twelfth St. Charming beach home steps away from the ocean. 4BR, 5.5BA. Private Pool and Cabana. Sleeps 10.

The Grand 3 & 4 bedroom units available with spectacular views. Oversized pool & private boardwalk to East Beach.

King & Prince - St. Simons Island King and Prince ocean view villas. Call today to check availability!

East Beach - Sixteenth St. 5BR/5.5BA. Breathtaking ocean views. Amazing outdoor kitchen and private pool. Sleeps 10.

St. Simons Island - Ocean Rd Amazing 5BR, 5.5BA family friendly marshfront home w/ private pool. Short walk to beach. Sleeps 14.

We have over 100 dierent properties to choose from!

Desiree Varnedoe, Property Manager

Sarah Broyles, Rental Agent

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Zaida Clay harris Office: 912.634.4311 Cell: 912.258.1089 ZaidaClayHarris@gmail.com


108 turtle Point Court, St Simons island Attractive patio home with fabulous lagoon and golf course views. The living room features a 17 foot ceiling, and a fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases. The kitchen has tons of storage and is open to the dining room. The primary bedroom is on the main level and features a separate sitting room, his and her closets and a large bath with double vanities, jacuzzi tub, and separate shower. Upstairs are three bedrooms and two baths. Large screened porch and deck on the lagoon. $460,000


497 longview Road, St Simons island Location, Location, Location! This townhome, with a one car garage, is located close to shopping and dining in the Longview and Redfern Village shopping centers. The main level features a formal dining room, a large kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a pantry, and a breakfast bar. The living area provides plenty of room for an informal dining area and living room. Master on main features a spacious bath with walk-in closet. screened porch on the back. $399,000


23 tabby Place lane, St Simons island This spacious home features 4BR, 2.5BA + a bonus room. Bonus room has a closet and could be a 5th BR. This home features an open floor plan and is perfect for entertaining family and friends. The great room has a vaulted ceiling and flows to the open kitchen and dining area. The kitchen features a gas range, island/breakfast bar, and a pantry. Master on main w/ walk-in closet. The spacious master bath has a double vanity, large soaking tub, and a separate shower. $435,000

912-634-9995 | SignaturePropertiesGroup.com | 600 Sea Island Rd. Ste 28, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Ruth heyward Beall Cell 912-269-5596 ruthheyward@msn.com

Kelli osteen Cell 912-270-2505 kelli@kelliosteen.com


Build youR dReam home! •lot 42 lazy eight, eagle Neck. 1.1 acres. townsend, Ga - $23,000 •lot 24 Black Cypress, Greenwood Plantation .55 acres. darien, Ga - $29,900 •lot 32&33 as well as lot 34&35 hird island .86 acres. darien, Ga - $26,000 (2 lots together) •lot 42 marsh way, Spring Cove 2.89 acres. townsend, Ga - $45,000 •lot 80 Fiddlers Cove, Spring Cove 1.47 acres. townsend, Ga - $46,900 •lot 41 delegal drive, delta Plantation 1 acre. townsend, Ga - $39,900

Call Ruth heywaRd Beall

121 Robertson Circle - St. Simons island - Located in the beautiful gated community of West Point Plantation, this .36 acre home site is level and cleared. Neighborhood amenities include stocked catch-and-release fishing lakes, walking trails, sidewalks, a playground and plenty of wildlife. Neighborhood pool and clubhouse to be constructed soon. $89,000 Call Kelli Osteen.

912-634-9995 | SignaturePropertiesGroup.com | 600 Sea Island Rd. Ste 28, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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100 Hampton Point Drive, St. Simons Island 5BR/6.5BA custom home with awesome floor plan on water with dock. Features include antique wood floors, huge kitchen with lots of storage, great room with vaulted, beamed ceiling and brick fireplace. Great outdoor spaces including screened porch and party room with fireplace and fabulous entertaining area. Separate Large office and upstairs large media, bonus room. Pool and fabulous views from back yard. $1,750,000

237 Saint Andrews, St. Simons Island Club Two story traditional is a 4BR/3BA home on a large corner lot. The home has a front porch, spacious screened porch and deck overlooking the back yard. Room for pool in private back yard. $699,000


1006 Ocean Blvd Located at the corner of Ocean Blvd. and Third Street, between the popular St. Simons Island Village and the King and Prince Resort, the condominiums are just one street over from the beach. This unit has new windows, doors, flooring, appliances, and it has been attractively updated. $487,500

122 Biltmore, St. Simons Island Club On a private lot in the Island Club, this 6BR/4.5BA home has beautiful Low Country style & overlooks the 10th Tee of Retreat golf course. Open porch overlooking the course. Master suite w/ views on main. Gourmet kitchen, office den, media/game rm. Oak floors. Highest quality construction. $1,825,000

105 Hasell Lane Wonderful home with open plan with "old" tabby floor to ceiling fireplaces w/ hand carved mantels, pecky cypress walls, wrought iron fixtures, and pegged oak floors. Surrounded by approx. 35 acres of Land Trust protected property, this is a must see if you love the natural beauty and romance of St. Simons. $585,000

907 Beachview, SSI Fabulous ocean views from this 3BR plus bunk rm/4 BA fee simple townhome overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and beach. Spacious rooms, high ceilings, and quality finishes. Tremendous storage and oversized garage. Views from the living areas and master suite are incomparable! Between Village and King & Prince. $2,250,000

3100 Lawrence Road, St. Simons Island 40 acre tract with fabulous marsh frontage overlooking the Hampton River and approx. 760 ft. of frontage on Lawrence Road. This one of a kind, peaceful and private setting is surrounded by property preserved by the SSI Land Trust. $3,052,500

115 Southpoint, South End SSI Fabulous south end location with views across the marsh towards the beach sets apart this 5BR/3.5BA home. Features include an open floor plan, lovely wide plank pine floors, master on the main, oversized garages and elevator. Interiors have great flow to the outside spaces, swimming pool. $1,025,000


112 Davison Lane, Hawkins Island Panoramic westerly, unobstructed views to the bridges over the Marshes of Glynn really set this lot apart. A level lot with pretty oaks make this a perfect build site for your home for living happily ever after. Gated Hawkins Island's great location provides quick access and easy for on/off island travel. $545,000

204 Olive Way Steps away from the best of St. Simons beach, this 2BR/2BA condo is updated and furnished. The tile and "beachy" wood floors and the white beamed ceilings are perfect for coastal living! 2BR on main level. Upstairs, a spacious great room and kitchen flow out to an oversized deck, a perfect spot for outside dining. $429,000

4325 Fifth St., East Beach Buy an oversized East Beach lot for $560,000 or build to suit. Enjoy making memories on St. Simons best beach at East Beach or enjoy kayaking in the nearby salt marsh. Live the St. Simon's lifestyle!

Let Ann help you with your real estate goals!

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adair.allen@SothebysRealty.com 912-571-6399

318 West FiFty FiFth street (Cottage 522), sea island, ga

One of the largest and most solidly built homes on Sea Island. This property is ideal for entertaining large groups and families. Home features 9 bedroom ensuites, a multitude of indoor and outdoor living spaces, terraces in almost every room, a large pool deck and pool house, exceptional river views with the potential for a dock to deep water. Cottage 522 with its size and amenities makes it an exceptional corporate business retreat. Location is in the private gated Sea Island Resort community just minutes from beach, golf and dining. Other unique features include multiple kitchens, game room, home theater, exercise room, work shop and more. The beauty and privacy of this large estate is a rare find. $5,900,000

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Micki Carter Associate Broker

Micki.Carter@SIR.com 912.617.3807

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100 Hampton Point, Ann Harrell 912.222.4002 & JR Wright 912.230.9658 Wonderful 5BR, 6BA custom built home with awesome floor plan on Deep Water with a Dock. Professionally decorated and landscaped with 100 year old wood floors, the home has a huge cook's kitchen with top of the line appliances, a great kitchen island and a wine cooler. The 20 ft. vaulted and beamed ceiling and stone fireplace create a beautiful great room. The master suite with a spa bathroom is on the first floor w/ tremendous river views. A huge bonus room and the remainder of the BRs are on the 2nd floor. Spacious summer kit w/ fireplace, pool, jacuzzi and marsh beyond. $1,750,000

318 W 55th St., Adair Allen 912.571.6399 & Catherine McCrary 843.860.8998 Cottage 522 is one of the largest and most solidly built homes on Sea Island. This 9BR, 9BA, 2HB property is ideal for entertaining large groups and families. Home features a multitude of indoor and outdoor living spaces, terraces in almost every room, a large pool deck and pool house, beautiful river views with the potential for a dock to deep water. Would be an exceptional corporate business retreat. Located in the private gated Sea Island Resort community just minutes from beach, golf and dining. Other unique features include multiple kitchens, game rm, media rm & more. $5,900,000







136 Eagle Crest Drive 3BR | 2BA | New Den Mary Hunt 912217.1629 $210,000

400 Lake Stillwater Drive 39 Acre Estate Lot Tee Tolleson 478.952.0425 $1,000,000

112 George T Morris Circle 4 BR / 3 BA / Epworth Acres / Lakefront Chandra Kendall 912.258.4233 $499,000

178 Hampton Point Drive 4BR | 4BA | 2HB | Marshfront Villa Dee Wright 912.230.6156 $1,950,000

2663 Seminole Trail 7BR | 5BA | 2HB | Riverfront Estate Maria Jennings 912.222.0185 $1,400,000

20 Waterfront Drive #222 3BR | 3BA | Waterfront & Marsh Views Micki Carter 912. 617.3807 $524,900

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13 Live Oak Place, Amanda Duffey 912.222.3557 | 3BR | 2BA Don't miss the opportunity to own this charming and perfectly maintained south end island cottage in a quiet cul-de-sac community. This is an outstanding property that is perfect for island living or a great investment property with a well established rental history. Light and airy open floor plan, fireplace, beautiful heart pine hardwood floors, screened porch and master bedroom suite on the first floor, an outdoor shower and open deck on the second floor AND room for a pool! Exterior freshly painted, new screen on porch, all toilets are newly replaced, and new HVAC 2016. Sold with furnishings. $725,000

136 Point Lane, Susan Imhoff 912.222.5686 | River Views This Breathtaking Marshfront Lot has over one acre of Frederica River Frontage Views. This 35 site gated Community offers convenience, Privacy, and Elegance in addition to all the conveniences that the South End of St Simons Island Offers. Easy bicycle ride to The Village, The Lodge, and Sea Island Golf Club. This is a rare offering! Complete Home and site plans are available with the purchase of the lot. Magnificent 400-year-old Oak on property. $595,000







14 Atlantic Point Gorgeous Lot, Dock & Marsh Views Nadia Johnson 912.771.9500 $280,000

1800 Blythe Island Drive 300 Acres w| 2,000 ft Waterfront Maria Jennings 912.222.0185 $1,900,000

370 Ocean Blvd 5BR | 4.5BA | Village | Pool Rayea Pieschel 912.222.4402 $1,120,000

135 Hampton Point Drive 1.01 Acre Lot| Septic permitted Frannie Thompson 334.524.7908 $165,000

119 Jones Creek Drive Almost 3 Acres, Gated Community Scott Cochran 912.996.3611 $249,500

409 Kelsall Avenue 4BR | 3.5BA under construction Anne Popham 912.399.3996 $967,000

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178 Hampton point Drive, St SimonS iSlanD - Marshfront villa on large beautifully landscaped lot with 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths, 3 fireplaces, tile floors, heart pine floors and wood ceilings. The gourmet kitchen has a large island and separate wine room, butler's pantry, Wolf cooktop and Sub-Zero refrigerator. There is a formal living room, circular dining room, family room, office plus 2 sitting rooms. Many custom features and imports from Italy, Turkey and Ecuador. Large open and covered patio porches and fabulous marsh views. $1,950,000

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404 ribault lane, Cottage 99, Sea island This rare one of a kind offering with expansive

Atlantic Ocean vistas can be found beachfront and right next door to Forbes Five Star Sea Island, The Cloister & Beach Club. Designed by Frances Abreu, this cottage offers timeless style, refined beauty and the finest architectural details with majestic estate gardens, a large conservatory, an upstairs apartment or house manager’s quarters, a dry basement, two story guest cottage and much more! Pool construction has been approved. 7BR, 8BA, 3HBA. 9,200 SF. Offered for $10,900,000.

Susan imhoff 912-222-5686 or 912-638-0406 Susan.Imhoff@SIR.com | DeloachSir.com

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Art & Annie Harper 912.222.2024 OR 912.222.4455 ajharper@gmail.com or annieharperssi@gmail.com 119 Marina Drive SSI, Georgia 31522






Island Sanctuary! Private entrance leads you across newly constructed bridge to enter a spectacular world of the salt marsh, moss draped oaks, and nature. 4.67 acre property w/ beautiful 3BR, 2BA home with stunning views, new HVAC, new paint and more! furnished! $699,000

Immaculate 4BR, 2BA home in a great mid-island location! Large open family area with high ceilings and fireplace! Gorgeous hardwood floors, screened porch, two car garage and much more! $397,000. Call Art!

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME ON THESE AVAILABLE HOMESITES! 115, 117, & 121 LAUREL VIEW DRIVE Three nice building lots (#24, 25, 26) in the desirable Laurel View subdivision. These three lots are available for sale separately or can be purchased together. Water and sewer lines are available to the property. The lots are located in the "X" flood zone. Laurel View is an excellent mid-south island location close to shopping, restaurants, and the beach. Call Joy Wright for additional information at (912) 230-0134.

11 CEDAR POINT ROAD - $279,000 This beautiful 11.14 acre (4.2 +/- upland acres) property offers great privacy and seclusion while being very conveniently located. Owner is told that two residential homes can be built on the property (subject, of course, to County approval). Property offers gorgeous views of the golden marsh all around. This rare homesite, though private and secluded, is very convenient to the islands, shopping, retail, and restaurants. Call Don Wright for additional information at (912) 222-0133.

JOY WRIGHT 912-230-0134 joydonwright@gmail.com


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

2105 GRAND VIEW DRIVE - $422,500 Fantastic updated condo. 3BR, 3BA, and a renovated kitchen with new SS appliances, glass tile backsplash, granite counters, and enlarged island. Crown molding, wainscoting in the living and dining rooms, new carpet in guest rooms, carerra marble countertops, new vanities and faucets in guest bathrooms, new shower door in master bath, added chair rail in foyer, living and dining areas. Plantation shutters and a lovely screened porch. Call Joy Wright (912) 230-0134.

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Cottage 330, W. 31st Street From the second you step foot into Cottage 330, you know you are in a special place on Sea Island. The sweeping marsh views are stunning in their beauty. This Cape Cod home has the perfect blend of private and social areas. The herring bone bricked foyer with its high ceilings blends right into the vaulted and beamed living room with fireplace. The islanded kitchen and vaulted great room with fireplace views the expanse of salt marsh and water through a screened porch. A fun movie theater room, equipped for comfort, awaits your entertainment. Five bedrooms with the master and a guest bedroom on the ground level. Three bedrooms, all ensuite, are upstairs, plus a walk-in attic. $4,250,000

Ocean Cottage 400, Ocean Forest Built on 1 1/2 lots within the gates in the private and protected world of Ocean Forest, this home reflects the love and caring of family ownership, tastefully decorated (and furnished) and custom built with the highest standards. Directly on the beach w/ a short path through the dunes. 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, ample social areas. Open kitchen w/breakfast area plus fully equipped bar. Dining area, living room w/fireplace plus den w/ fireplace, both on the view side with pool. Exercise room w/ full bath. Excellent uses of stone, marble and wood throughout the residence. Elevator. One of the best locations on Sea Island. $4,995,000

Cottage 32, E. 22nd Street Exquisite detail, fine finishes. Lovingly restored by the dedicated preservationist minded current owner, the historic floor plan and footprint were largely retained. The main house, served by an elevator, has 5BR (2 oceanfront masters), a “Spanish lounge” replica, living/music room, dining room with original hand-painted wall paper with tiny porcelain detailing, gourmet chefs kitchen and outdoor kitchen and oceanside sun room. A two story carriage house has an authentic billiards room with ½ bath, 2 guestrooms with private baths, efficiency kitchen and 2 car garage. Lap pool with spa, Bocce ball court, stone fountains, limestone entry terrace. $8,390,000

Ocean Club North 184, Ocean Club Residences Ocean Club at Sea Island is a gated haven set worlds apart from the ordinary. Only 14 units and no renters. 4BR, 4.5BA oceanfront flat. 3,880 SF of custom-built residence. Lutron system for lighting and music. Mahogany doors. Every social area has ocean views. Gourmet Viking kitchen features granite and stone. Family room with vaulted and beamed ceiling. 14' beamed pecky cypress ceiling in the LR equipped with a fireplace with limestone mantle and hearth. Oceanside covered porch with 180 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, beach and sea oats laced sand dunes. 2-car garage plus climate controlled storage. Peaceful, quiet, solitude, exclusive, security, peace of mind. $5,950,000

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Lot 18, Ocean Forest Located on the picturesque 6th fairway of the famed and private Ocean Forest Golf Course, this building site is exceptional. Contoured and well vegetated, the Live oaks and palmettos are beautifully set among rolls of ancient sand dunes in this maritime forest. Public sewer and water serve this site in its peaceful and secure setting. The Ocean Forest neighborhood has its own full time staffed gatehouse. You will know your neighbors: short term rentals are prohibited. The ambience of Ocean Forest is real. Come see for yourself. $899,000

Cottage 367, W. 40th Street This six-bedroom home is directly on a tidal creek on 40th Street, Sea Island. A short walkway to your dock provides all the fun, joys and convenience of our inland waterways, rich with fish and bird life. Very near Village Creek. Panoramic views from the dynamic and exciting open floor plan. Waterfront master bedroom with fireplace. Sparkling rosewood floors throughout. Elevator. Beautifully updated. Screened porch and open deck with splash pool give a real connection to our precious marshes and saltwater tributaries. $3,595,000

413 Pikes Bluff Drive, Frederica Nestled in the woods, backing up to 500 acres of protected land surrounding a wood stork rookery, this home was custom built using reclaimed wood, 80 year old brick and a palette of natural, earthy colors that match the bark of the surrounding forest. A sense of warmth pervades. The GR w/FP, open kitchen, breakfast room lead to a screened porch. The ground level also has the master BR, office, powder room, locker room, Ceasar’s room with shower, and a 3 car garage. Upstairs are 3BR with private baths, TV room, play nook, wildlife observatory bridge and a recreation room with half bath & wet bar. 2.21 acres in an exceptional setting. $1,795,000

Cottage 298, E. 36th Street This striking and wonderful Oceanfront residence offers perhaps the most unique location on the entirety of the Sea Island beach at the end of 36th Street with broad ocean views. Enjoy the comfort and inspiration of the upstairs hammock and sitting areas on the sea porch. 7BR, 7.5BA, 5 fireplaces. Lots of curb appeal, distinctive architecture, an impressive foyer, sweeping staircase, grand dining room, ground floor and upper level porches, pecky cypress walls, wide plank and wood floors, and an abundance of windows and glass walls bringing the ocean views to almost every room. Three car garage. Sunrises and star gazing: this cottage has it all. $7,450,000

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The Matchless Ethel Waters Visits SSI


orn in Pennsylvania in 1896, Ethel Waters overcame poverty and discrimination to achieve many firsts for African American women, including first to sing on the radio, first to star in her own television show, and first to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

After touring in vaudeville shows, Waters made her Broadway debut in 1927 and acted in her first film in 1929. She appeared at New York City’s Cotton Club with Duke Ellington in the 1930s and recorded with both Ellington and Benny Goodman. In 1939, she starred in Dorothy and Dubose Heyward’s acclaimed play Mamba’s Daughters, her first dramatic role. In 1949, Waters’ role in the film Pinky earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. For her performance in Carson McCullers’ play Member of the Wedding, she won the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Actress in 1950. She repeated the role in film and received another Oscar nomination.

Despite her many successes, Waters was in poor health and deeply in debt by the mid-1950s. Seeking spiritual renewal, she attended a Billy Graham Crusade at Madison Square Garden in 1957. The religious revival was a transformative experience, and for the remaining two decades of her life, Waters was a frequent soloist at Graham’s events. St. Simons Island author Eugenia Price, also a friend of Billy Graham, was a longtime fan of Ethel Waters. Price met Waters during one of the author’s West Coast speaking tours and wrote in her St. Simons memoir, “When I learned that the great Ethel Waters was to sing before I spoke, I became almost tongue-tied.” In 1971, Price’s friend and fellow author Joyce Blackburn suggested that she and Price work with Waters on an autobiography of the

performer’s later life. Waters’ best-selling first memoir, His Eye is on the Sparrow, had been written in 1951. After receiving Waters’ approval, the writers flew to Los Angeles and recorded hours of interviews at the performer’s home. Waters’ recollections were edited to produce the autobiography, To Me It’s Wonderful, published in 1972. This month’s image from the Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s Eugenia Price Collection shows Ethel Waters with Price and Blackburn when she arrived at Malcolm McKinnon Airport on St. Simons in August 1971. For

several days, she stayed at their home “The Dodge” on the Frederica River, while reviewing the manuscript. Also shown is a photograph Waters inscribed “to Genie and Joyce.”

Coastal Georgia Historical Society presents this article and images from our archives as part of our mission to tell Coastal Georgia’s inspiring stories. 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 E L E G A N T I S L A N D L I V I N G

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