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Table of Contents

July/August 2011


32 A Man of Letters

42 Going Topless

Bill Haynes’ Legacy at the

Summer Sandwiches Too Good

Ashantilly Center

To Cover Up

by Amy Carter

by David Gignilliat



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columns & departments

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6 Editor’s Note

Ocean Lodge Chef Nicholas Meyer’s fried green tomato and coastal crab BLT. Photo by Joe Loehle.


Coastal News & Notes

16 Coastal Calendar 18 Nature Connection 20 The Dish 22 Par for the Course 24 Green Acres

WORTH KNOWING 54 Anita Timmons HOME & GARDEN 58 Secret Gardens EPILOGUE 66 Earl Hargett

26 Living Well

72 Out & About

28 Vignettes of Absurdity

82 Just Married

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86 Coastal Cuisine

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Editor’s Note


tep off the beaten path with us in this summer issue of Golden Isles Magazine.

There’s no disputing the inspirational power of the Golden Isles. Poets, artists, writers and musicians thrive on the coast, where the muses ride salt breezes and sea mist. We are celebrating artisans of the culinary and horticultural stripe, the chefs and gardeners whose talents lend beauty and good taste to our seaside home. We asked five local chefs and restaurant owners to imagine their perfect summer sandwiches, creations they either serve on their menus or concocted specially for us, and they obliged with a feast for the eyes and the taste buds that’s just too good to cover up (but makes a delicious cover, don’t you think?). And then there are the gardens. The ladies of the Live Oaks Garden Club invited us along on a lively spring tour of their favorite gardens followed by lunch, catered by Straton Hall, at member Paige Oberlin’s Hammock, a little island off Frederica Road that boasts lovely grounds and a scrumptious view of the marsh. Gardeners are quite down to earth, if you’ll pardon the pun, and more than happy to share their own successes and failures with expert and novice alike. That gave us the idea of polling garden club presidents and members for their own favorite gardens from among their ranks, and that’s how we got exclusive access to Cassina President Anne Aspinwall’s ocean front cottage garden and Betty Lou Schoneker’s Hamilton Landing garden. Lest you think gardening is just a pastime, consider the impact it will have on the Golden Isles later this year, when all of the garden clubs in the Golden Isles unite Oct. 11 to host some 300 members of the Oleander District of the Garden Club of Georgia at Epworth By the Sea on St. Simons Island. Sounds like business to me. We’re into secret hideaways and treks off the beaten path this issue, because we’re also giving you a rare glimpse inside Ashantilly Plantation in Darien, home first to Sapelo Island’s Thomas Spalding, and later to the family of William Haynes Jr., who operated a letterpress at the site for nearly 50 years. Volunteers have been sifting through the rich detritus of Haynes’ life for a decade now, finding rare treasures and countless keys to the leisurely life of the coast before technology started doing it all for us. This is one story that will leave you hungry for more, and I hope you’ll take the trip to Darien to explore the site further. You won’t be disappointed.

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The Keys for the Cure FIVE GRANDS. TWENTY HANDS: An Encore Performance in the Fight Against Cancer On Sept. 16 and 17, 10 local pianists will take their places, in pairs, at five grand pianos at Wesley United Methodist Church on St. Simons Island. What will follow will be unforgettable performances of music, from many of the world’s great composers, written for “one piano, four hands” wherein the choreography of hands on keys is as spellbinding as the music itself. This fall’s gathering of talented hands and ebony grands will be a performance reunion for these 10 amazing musicians. In May of 2009, these 10 musicians presented the inaugural Five Grands Twenty Hands concerts to benefit American Cancer Society’s annual event, Relay for Life. Over 700 persons attended the two performances in 2009 that raised nearly $42,000 for the cause. The fight against cancer is a personal fight for these 10 accomplished pianists – four are cancer survivors and all have been touched in some way by the disease. And this year, the pianists will bring their work in the fight against cancer even closer to home. All ticket proceeds from the 2011 Five Grands Twenty Hands concerts will benefit the Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Center here in Brunswick.  The Cancer Care Center has assembled, in one convenient location, all of the resources and specialists needed to effectively detect and treat cancer right in our own community, including cancer education, screening and early detection events. The very latest in diagnostic and therapeutic technology, including CyberKnife, is also available. As only the second in Georgia and 222nd in the world, the CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system treats tumors and cancer throughout the body without a single cut. 

This year’s concert event will feature a Patron Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, in which all ticket holders are invited to a gala post-performance, meet-the-musicians cocktail buffet reception at Halyards and Tramici restaurants and the adjoining courtyard. A matinee concert will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday as well. The music the pianists have chosen will be more technically challenging and intricate than ever before with styles spanning from the 18th century to the present including classical, patriotic, sacred and popular. Ticket prices for Friday evening’s Patron Concert are $100 per person. Ticket prices for Saturday’s Matinee Concert are $40 per person. Among those contributing significantly to the success of the concert are: Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica, site of the concert; Jamestown Piano Shop which is providing the grand pianos for the evening; Evelyne Talman dress shop which is providing the pianists’ performance apparel; and Halyards and Tramici Restaurants, site of the post-performance reception for Friday’s Patron Concert ticket holders. For more information regarding underwriter opportunities, please contact concert producer Diana Murphy at (904) 728-1296 or email Seating at Wesley United Methodist Church on St. Simons Island for the Five Grands Twenty Hands concerts will be limited to 500 tickets and both concerts are expected to sell out. For ticket information and availability, please call Teri Conlan with the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation at (912) 466-3360 or email tconlan@

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AN EXTRAORDINARY MUSICAL PERFORMANCE TO BENEFIT THE SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM CANCER CARE CENTER. The ten pianists who will perform in pairs for the Five Grands and Twenty Hands concerts are (left to right, top row) Claudia Theise, Deidra Singleton, Donna Nilsson, Ann Nermoe, (bottom row) Michele Jamieson, Amy Miller Bishop, Ann Dempsey, Beverly Fetter, Rhonda Hambright and David Crawford

The Keys for the Cure: Five Grands. Twenty Hands Benefit Concert Patron Concert Friday, September 16, 2011 7:00 PM $100 per person Ticket price includes invitation to the post-performance cocktail buffet reception at Halyards and Tramici Restaurants

Matinee Concert Saturday, September 17, 2011 2:00 PM $40 per person Seating at Wesley United Methodist Church on St. Simons Island for the Five Grands Twenty Hands concerts will be limited to 500 tickets. For tickets, call Teri Conlan at (912) 466-3360 or email

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Island Businesses Organize Care Package Campaign for Marines in Afghanistan Lorraine prepares Care Packages to ship to Marines fighting overseas.

Were she living during the Revolutionary War, Lorraine DeSola might have consulted with Betsy Ross on the design of a flag for the newly united American states. Were she living during the Civil War, Lorraine might have rolled bandages and given all her silk and gold to the cause. Were she living during World War II, Lorraine might have helped Rosie rivet the ships and airplanes that carried our boys over there where threats to life and liberty loomed large. Lucky for the U.S. Marines who find themselves engaged in a lonely war against terrorism in Afghanistan, Lorraine is a modernday war woman, the “Box Lady” who’s taken on the cause of reminding the troops that the folks back home remember and care for them. And she could use your help. At the request of long-time friend Ernie Tuten, Lorraine is organizing a drive to get care packages into the hands of young Marines serving on the front lines in Afghanistan. A builder whose business was severely curtailed by the recession, Ernie hired on with DynCorp as a civilian contractor with the infantry Marines of 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, “doing most of the work – other than


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the fighting – in support of the Marines.” He is assigned to a small forward operations base in the Helman Province. “The Marines he serves with are on the front line in the guerrilla war in Afghanistan. They are the ones losing limbs and their lives from IEDs to keep us safe here at home,” Lorraine says. “Ernie explained to me that they are the last to receive care packages from institutions back home. They are at the end of the food chain for such packages. The big bases like Kandahar and others are flooded with these packages while few reach the forward bases. “After reading his email, I felt compelled to do whatever I could to get the word out to as many people as possible and to start a Care Package Campaign locally.” There are close to 100,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan; of that number, 35,000 are Marines. Of those, about seven infantry battalions are in forward positions. A battalion is about 1,000 Marines with about 450 infantry per battalion actually in the field on a dayto-day basis. “That is about 3,150 Marines I’m trying to reach,” Ernie says.

Lorraine told all her friends, and they told all their friends, and she’s packed and mailed 86 boxes to date with donations. You can see by Ernie’s math, however, that that’s just not enough. Lorraine and business partner Leslie Sutton of Sutton Interiors on St. Simons Island are willing to do the shopping, packing, paperwork and mailing if the community will help with the supplies. The best way to help is with a monetary donation, which is tax deductible when made through Lorraine’s church, St. William Catholic Church on St. Simons Island. The church has agreed to be a host location for donations of goods and money to fund the care package drive. “You can send money for so many different things and hope it gets to the right place. This one you know,” Lorraine says. “We’ve got somebody over there ... making sure it gets delivered.” Ernie says no donation will go to waste. “If we get more than this battalion can use, we have helicopters that can transport it to other battalions. These items will not go to waste,” Ernie says.

news & notes Ernie Tuten and the Marines

The wish list compiled by the “grunts” themselves, in order of importance, is: • Copenhagen or other dipping tobacco • Cigarettes • Cigars (good ones) • Beef jerky • White tuna (packets) • Granola bars • Trail mix • Power bars

• Protein bars • Energy drink mixes (to add to water) • Foot powder • Boot laces (tan, heavy duty, 87 inches) • Dr. Scholls heavy-duty inserts, various sizes • Good coffee (ground, regular) • WetOnes baby wipes • Sports magazines

• Muscle and fitness magazines • Tooth brushes and toothpaste (not as urgent a need) • Soaps and shampoos (not as urgent a need) • Use your imagination.

Monetary donations to purchase supplies for care packages may be dropped off at St. William Catholic Church, as can donations of items to be shipped. Donated items from the list may also be left at Sutton Interiors at 3600 Frederica North on St. Simons Island and at Beechers at 38 Midway Square on St. Simons Island.

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A New Insurance Option Hits The Coast, Just In Time For Hurricane Season Ross Buchmueller sees opportunity where other insurers fear to tread. The founder of Privelege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE Risk Management, for short) is extending his exclusive line of specialty insurance products to the owners of well built, high-value houses on the Georgia coast, including St. Simons and Sea islands. Citing an increase in storms in the state, other insurers have hit homeowners on the coast with higher premiums. However, Ross, formerly with AIG, believes homeowners who’ve invested in protective measures for their homes should be rewarded with lower premiums. Since PURE began writing policies in 2007, members have reported average annual savings of more than $3,200 on their premiums, he says. He also pays dividends during

low-claim years to policyholders rather than shareholders, giving homeowners a vested interest in the company. As a reciprocal insurance exchange, PURE is member-owned. Members pay a surplus contribution of 10 percent of their high value homeowners and watercraft premiums and four percent for all other policies for each of the first five years of membership. The company currently counts capital in excess of $100 million, funded in part by members’ contributions. Additionally, whenever a homeowner makes a major claim, the company offers up to $2,500 toward mitigation; For example, if a house is damaged by falling limbs, the contribution will go toward pruning. Locally, PURE is available through McGintyGordon and Associates, 225 Marina Drive, St. Simons Island, 912-638-8600.

Glynn Academy and Brunswick High Classes of 1971 plan reunion of historic proportions: All classes are invited to participate Come on and party like it’s 19-whatever year you graduated. The Brunswick High and Glynn Academy Classes of 1971 are planning a joint reunion July 22 and 23 at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and the Hampton Inn on Jekyll Island, but all classes are invited. “We decided to combine our reunions because so many of us went to grammar school and junior high school before the Brunswick High/Glynn Academy split,” says Leslie Sutton, reunion committee member. GA and BHS Committees - in front of the Morgan Center. In this picture - Tim Harrell (BHS),Billy Lawrence (BHS), Mickey Wendel (BHS), Buddy Baker (GA), Janet Monroe Shearouse (GA), Bobby Watson (GA), Leslie Sutton (GA), Carol Furguson Wood (BHS), Kevin Bankston (GA), Flo Blake Radke (BHS), Shelia Hodge Phoeniz (BHS) and David Keen (BHS)


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Plans call for a weekend full of fun and entertaining events, starting with a GA vs. BHS golf tournament. Contact Kevin Bankston, to join the GA team, and David Keen, dkeen@ to join the BHS team. The schools will host separate Meet-andGreets Friday night. Glynn Academy’s

will be at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and Brunswick High’s will be at the Hampton Inn. Each school will also host separate memorial services Saturday morning to honor classmates who’ve passed. A noon picnic Saturday at the South Picnic Grounds on Jekyll Island will mark the beginning of joint reunion activities, which include the big dinner/dance at the newly restored Morgan Center behind the Jekyll Island Club Hotel O.S.K.A.R. and the Rockhammers will play. For more information contact (GA) Leslie Sutton or Bobby Watson For BHS, contact Tim or Gayle Harrell: or timharrell@ Each school also has a Facebook page.

The best of summer and fall is yet to come on Jekyll Island, host to two of the South’s largest festivals in August and September. Sand, sun and beach music tunes will be celebrated Aug. 11-13 on Jekyll Island at the 28th Annual Beach Music Festival. A “Double Shot” of fun will be served up by The Swingin’ Medallions for scores of beach music fans from all over the region who visit Jekyll for this annual event. This year’s event will be the first Beach Music Festival held in the oceanfront Great Dunes Park, the first completed amenity of the island’s multi-million

dollar revitalization. Event activities include a concert by festival headliners The Swingin Medallions, shag lessons, golf tournament, and a host of complimentary entertainment. The sixth annual Shrimp & Grits Festival will take place Sept. 16-18. The Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival is the only festival in the country dedicated solely to the widely popular and quintessentially Southern dish: Shrimp & Grits. What was once a simple food pairing deeply rooted in the South, Shrimp & Grits has become a menu-must for restaurants across the

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Jekyll Island offers sun, sand and seafood in two of the year’s most popular festivals

country. The event kicks off Sept. 16 and last year drew more than 18,000 enthusiasts. Festival highlights include amateur and professional cooking competitions, shrimp boat excursions, shrimp eating contests, cookbook signings, cooking demonstrations and much more. The festival is completed with live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, and a kids’ fun zone. For more information, log onto – Mary Eva Treadway

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Darien Preparing To Host Musical Exhibit Darien has been selected to host a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit next summer celebrating roots music, the product of varying immigrant cultures that blended to contribute to the uniquely American genres of blues, country, gospel, rhythm & blues, folk and rock’n’roll. New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music will arrive in Darien July 1, 2012, and remain through Sept. 1, 2012, at the Trailhead Center on First Street West. Darien is one of 12 Georgia towns selected

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to host the exhibit, all of them communities with populations of 20,000 or less. Roots music, including that of the GullahGeechee people and their descendants, is well documented in McIntosh County thanks to the work of pioneering “song catchers” including Lydia Parrish, Robert Gordon, Lorenzo Dow Turner, Alan Lomax and Art Rosenbaum. But much more of the area’s musical heritage, which dates back past antebellum slave songs to the bagpipes played by Scottish settlers, is undocument-

ed. New Harmonies will focus the community’s attention on this forgotten history and its influence on modern culture. Sudy Leavy is heading the planning committee for the event, which will include programs and activities that tie-in with the exhibit. Volunteers may contact her at or by phone at 437-3742. Information is also available at

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Loehle Photography focuses on commercial, real estate and editorial work. He photographs the nicest homes and vacation rentals in the area for real estate agents. He also enjoys doing fine art landscape and abstract photography.

“We have a business that is based on two different services which often overlap,” said Loehle. “Everyone seems to know my name, rather than my former business name, so it only made sense to rebrand.”

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Loehle, pronounced “Low-Lee,” has operated his business since 2007. Prior to that, he was Creative Director at Hodnett Cooper and the Art Director at Hambright & Associates Design. “Loehle Web & Print is all about giving clients a high-end, yet affordable solution to their marketing needs. That need could be a logo, a brochure or a website.”

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Historic Downtown Brunswick is the place to be on the First Friday of each month! Various restaurants and pocket parks host live music, “He Said Beer, She Said Wine” tastings at select shops, restaurants and shops stay open late, new art exhibits opening at galleries. A special visit by Corduroy Bear at the Brunswick Library. Join the fun on Newcastle and Gloucester Streets beginning at 5:00 p.m.


See what it was like to be a patriot during the Revolutionary War when the garrison at Fort King George Historic Site in Darien presents Cannons Across the Marsh. This colonial patriotic program that includes artillery drills, musket firings and soldier’s activities, with free watermelon and lemonade from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Details:


The Second Chance Band provides the music for Red, White & Blues on the Bluff in Darien. Bring your lawn chair and picnic basket to Waterfront Park. Music begins at 7:00 p.m. and fireworks follow the the show. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Fun for all ages! Details:


Looking for the perfect decor for your home or garden, a unique gift, or some new art to hang on the wall? Mallery Park on St. Simons Island will be filled with arts and crafts vendors from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily throughout the weekend during the Annual Sunshine Festival Arts & Crafts Show.


Are you ready for a good time? Mason Waters and the Groove Allstars will get the party going on the St. Simons Lighthouse lawn with “A Little Light Music” concert beginning at 7:00 p.m. Admission $10 for adults. Bring your coolers, lawn chairs and blankets and get ready to rock the night away! Details:


Runners, take your marks! The annual Golden Isles Track Club Sunshine Festival 5K/1 Mile Fun Run will take place beginning at 7:30 a.m. in Mallery Park on St. Simons Island. More than 700 runners competed last year, so get there early for registration.


Oooh! Aaah! No Independence Day celebration is complete without fireworks! On St. Simons Island, fireworks will light the sky at the Pier beginning at 9:00 p.m. In Brunswick, fireworks take place at dusk at Mary Ross Park, following an Old-Fashioned 4th of July with games and prizes, music, and free watermelon for all.

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There will be a costume contest; props and “routines” are encouraged. Door prizes from local merchants, free popcorn, pre-show dining specials at local restaurants, and short subject films that begin at 6:30 p.m. are all part of the fun. Box office opens at 5:00 p.m. Film starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission only $5. Details:


The World’s Largest Kids Fishing Rodeo comes to the Golden Isles! Teams start and end at Gascoigne Bluff in a competion to catch a “Patriotic Slam”: a Red Drum, Whiting and a Bluefish. Prizes based on the catch of these fish only. Teams must have at least one child age 15 or younger to qualify. Good times and memories are the ultimate prize. Registration fee $25 per team, included 2 kid anglers. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of S.E. Georgia. Registration July 5-8 at St. Simons Chick-Fil-A. Sponsorships available. Details: 269-9983


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Come join five feisty Southern women for some summer fun on their annual girls-only weekend in the Outer Banks. The newest dessert theater production at the Brunswick Actors Theatre, located at 1413 Newcastle in Brunswick is The Dixie Swim Club. The play stars Laurie Frank, Liz Gowen, Amy Lovin, Daryl Daniel and Kathi Williams, and is directed by Lynda Dalton Gallagher. Showtimes at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and at 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show for dessert and coffee. Tickets $25.



Everyone’s favorite summer Sunday evening pastime, “Jazz in the Park,” will take place on the St. Simons Lighthouse lawn with Silver Lining bringing their traditional and contemporary jazz blend to the oceanside concert series. Concert begins at 7:00 p.m., but get there early to pick the perfect spot to lay out your picnic and set up your chairs because it fills up fast. Adult admission $10. Details:

as old as time . . . “ The Island 13-24 “Tale Players present their annual Young People’s Summer Workshop production at the Casino Theater on St. Simons Island. This year’s production is Disney Kids’ Beauty and the Beast. Showtimes Wednesday through Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 4:00 p.m. Details:


Billy Wilder’s film noir “Double Indemnity,” starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson is the next film in the Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz series. Movie begins at 7:00 p.m. with short subjects beginning at 6:30 p.m. Free popcorn and raffle prizes too! Admission only $5. Details:


Mel Brook’s hilarious take-off of the Frankenstein tale, “Young Frankenstein,” starring Gene Wilder as the slightly mad scientist and Peter Boyle as the singing, dancing monster is the comic gem featured in the Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz series. Movie begins at 7:00 p.m. with short subjects beginning at 6:30 p.m. Free popcorn and raffle prizes too! Admission only $5. Details:


The unparalleled Hitchcock suspense classic, “Rear Window” starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly comes to the big screen at The Ritz in the Summer Classic Movies series. Movie begins at 7:00 p.m. with short subjects beginning at 6:30 p.m. Free popcorn and raffle prizes too! Admission only $5. Details: Music to soothe the savage beast will be plentiful at the Franklin Pond String Quartet concerts at Mistletoe Cottage in the Jekyll Island Historic District. Chamber music concert will feature pieces by Mozart, Medelssohn, Brahms and Haydn. Faculty concert takes place Saturday. Student concert on Sunday.




Soothe your soul on Sunday evening with BlueHour featuring Brunswick native Rob Denty at “Jazz in the Park” at the St. Simons Lighthouse. Bring a picnic dinner, your favorite beverage, and your lawn chair to bring a perfect end to your weekend. Adult admission $10. Details:

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The Big Photo Show exhibit, featuring works by members of the Coastal Photographers’ Guild, opens with an artist reception at 5:007:00 p.m. at the Glynn Art Association Visual Arts Center at 529 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. Details:


The Ritz Summer Classic Movie Series closes with one of the most gorgeous musicals ever produced by MGM. “An American in Paris” features classic music by George Gershwin, breathtaking dancing by Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, stunning Technicolor art direction that follows the styles of France’s greatest painters, the magic of the City of Light. Movie begins at 7:00 p.m. with short subjects beginning at 6:30 p.m. Free popcorn and raffle prizes too! Admission only $5.


Imagine yourself a stranger in a strange land during “When Worlds Collided: Europeans and Native Americans on the Southeastern Atlantic Coast,” a discussion by Jerald T. Milanich, PhD. Part of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s Chautauqua Lecture Series on Cannon’s Point. 6:00 p.m. at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center. Details:


Guest speaker Scott Coleman addresses connections in his discussion, “Cannon’s Point: The Interconnectedness of its Ecology and Human History” in the final lecture of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s Chautauqua Lecture Series on Cannon’s Point. 6:00 p.m. at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center.





First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Various restaurants and pocket parks host live music, “He Said Beer, She Said Wine” tastings at select shops, restaurants and shops stay open late. he Ritz Theater Gallery hosts an opening reception for the Oak Grove Island Artists show. Art Downtown hosts an artist reception with live music for Shirley Hunter’s exhibit. Special programs and crafts at the Brunswick Library. Join the fun on Newcastle and Gloucester Streets beginning at 5:00 p.m.


The Just Jazz Quintet from Jacksonville plays sophisticated classic standards ranging from swing to ballads and Latin to pop, so there will be something for everyone at the Sunday evening “Jazz in the Park” concert. Share your favorite beverages and a picnic dinner with friends on the St. Simons Lighthouse lawn for an idyllic summer evening. Admission $10 for adults. Concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Details:

Perennial musical favorites, The Stringrays, bring some cool tunes to the St. Simons Lighthouse lawn with “A Little Light Music” concert beginning at 7:00 p.m. Admission $10 for adults. It’s a great time for the whole family, so grab your lawn chairs, coolers and blankets to join the fun. Details:


Take a trip back in time with Buddy Sullivan as your guide for a discussion of “The John Couper Family and Plantation Culture on St. Simons Island.” Part of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s Chautauqua Lecture Series on Cannon’s Point. 6:00 p.m. at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center. Details: Learn the craft of writing and the business of publishing from some of the industry’s finest at the Scribblers’ Retreat Writers Conference. Ten sessions with speakers that include John DeDakis, Editor for CNN Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Bert Roughton, Managing Editor Atlanta Journal Constitution; Susan Percy, Editor Georgia Trend. Evening with the Author cocktail party on Saturday evening with keynote speaker.



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The Nature Connection

Summertime exploration and discovery by Lydia Thompson


t’s summertime, as the song goes, “And the living is easy.” As I worked on the idea of this column, I talked to people about their memories of their childhood summers. Most of the stories were about being outdoors exploring. One story in particular was fascinating. A gentleman told me stories of exploring the marsh on his own as a young boy. He wove together tales of paddling up the marsh creeks in search of the perfect fishing and shrimping spots. He told how he learned to throw a cast net. He had to determine the best times to explore the marsh. He told me that knowing the tides was crucial. He used the currents to his advantage. This way he wouldn’t have to paddle as hard. He learned where he could walk, and where he could not walk. He treasured those memories. I enjoyed his stories because they were similar to my own stories. Now I did not grow up by the marsh, but I did grow up by the Mississippi River. My childhood was spent riding horses. A group of us had all kinds of tales of hot summer days. We rode through fields and discovered creeks with expansive clay banks. We found black berries to eat. There was one day when we found a persimmon tree loaded with green persimmons. We thought we might try a few. It was a terrible idea. The fruit made our throats so dry and powdery, and we were nowhere near any drinkable water. It was a long ride back to the barn. We did learn an excellent lesson that day: Carry water and do not eat green fruit.

What about today? Do kids get a chance to roam and discover nature? What is your child or grandchild doing this summer? A few months back, friends were preparing for a visit from their grandchildren. The grandmother is a retired teacher. She prepared a scavenger hunt. She had taken pictures of things that the kids would come across while out on the beach, in the woods, by a lake. The page was arranged with squares. Four squares across the page and five squares deep, there were 20 squares in all. She got pictures of a whelk egg casing, the whelk itself, a deer, an alligator, a gull and a ghost crab and put them in squares on the page. When I visited after the hunt began, the children were full of stories of the discoveries they made that day. They had brought some of their treasures back to the house and spent a little more time trying to find out what those things were. They showed me what they had found that day. They told me where they planned to look the next day. Yes, summertime is hot, but we live in a fascinating place with beach, marsh and woods. It can be fun going outdoors and exploring. Just remember to take water, do not eat green fruit, and go with the flow of the tides.

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The Dish

Cuke the heat by jeff montaigne, coastal kitchen


he Golden Isles are ready for prime time with summer upon us. This is the time of year when those of us in the hospitality business gear up for the season: It’s our time to work hard and take care of all of the visitors descending upon us.

Along with friends and family who flock to our community comes the heat, the humidity and, more important, summer crops. Tomatoes, sweet onions, figs, watermelons, strawberries, cucumbers, okra and, because we are in Georgia, peaches come to mind. Personally I have been eyeing one of my neighbor’s fig trees hoping to harvest some figs before the birds steal them all. There is nothing more heavenly than a little prosciutto wrapped around a fresh fig with a little goat cheese. Then there is the ultimate summer lunch, a tomato sandwich. Walk out to the garden and pick a tomato, slice it nice and thick, grab two pieces of white bread – Yes, it has to be white bread and I recommend Wonder Bread – some mayo (Miracle Whip or light not allowed), a little salt and pepper and you are in heaven.

Cucumbers are actually the main staple of my summertime diet. I love to slice them up, throw in a little sweet Vidalia onion, drizzle them with a little extra virgin olive oil, add a splash of Balsamic vinegar and a little salt and pepper to make a quick, easy and refreshing snack. It reminds me of the cucumber salad my grandmother keeps in the refrigerator all summer long. As a matter of fact it is the first thing I look for when I go see Mema for a visit. At a recent family gathering there was quite a debate as to who would be taking the leftover cucumber salad home. Being the eldest grandchild I naturally pulled rank and won. Cucumbers are a key ingredient in summer’s coolest beverage of the moment, spa water, and also in the Spa Cocktail we offer at Coastal Kitchen. The spa water is very quick and super refreshing. Thinly slice a cucumber and a lemon, place them in a glass pitcher, let sit for about an hour and you have a nice light cooling beverage. The Spa Cocktail is just as simple to make and is relaxing as well as refreshing. I hope you all have a safe and happy summer!

What I think about when it comes to summer eating is nice cooling foods and beverages. The old saying “cool as a cucumber” is no accident; cucumbers have an internal temperature that is 20 degrees lower than the air outside. While available yearround, they are truly best in the middle of summer. Mother Nature has a funny way of taking care of us, doesn’t she?

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Par for the Course

Hitting out of greenside bunkers by Andy Brown, PGA, Sanctuary Cove Golf Club


n 15 years of golf instruction, the question I’ve heard most often is: How do I get out of a sand bunker? Folks are surprised when I tell them that this is actually one of the easiest shots in golf. It’s the only shot that you actually try not to hit the golf ball! One of the biggest problems in bunker play is golfers making contact with the golf ball, causing it to fly over the green. When watching golf on TV it’s difficult to tell, unless you watch in slow motion, that it’s the sand that knocks the ball out of the bunker in a successful bunker shot, not the golf club. The club actually slides under the ball, and the force of the sand carries it out of the bunker. Here are some tips to perfect those greenside bunker shots: First, you need a good sand wedge. The bounce, loft and weight are design features of the sand wedge that make it a must to hit this shot. Standing in the bunker, your feet should be a little wider than shoulder width apart, with more knee flex than a normal stance. You should feel as if you are slightly squatting. Aim your body to the left, as the club needs to be open. Rather than focusing on the golf ball, aim 1 to 1 1/2 inches behind the ball and attempt to knock the sand out of the bunker. Remember, you are hitting sand, so it is necessary to swing a little harder than a normal shot. (Note: If you need to hit the ball higher/steeper, play the ball further up in your stance.) Be sure and follow through; Many golfers hit the shot and stop the club, which is a mistake.

To practice your bunker play, try making a line in the sand about 1 1⁄2 inches behind the ball. Remove the ball, and hit the shot with the club entering the sand on your line, knocking the sand out of the bunker onto the green. Do this a few times, then try it with a ball, continuing to concentrate on hitting the sand, not the ball. Long bunker shots (bunker shots around 20-50 yards from the green), can be difficult. The set-up and stance are similar to greenside bunker shots, however you need to experiment with different clubs. Instead of a sand wedge, try a pitching wedge, 9-iron or 8-iron. As with the greenside bunker shot, open the club face and swing the same. Because the loft of the clubs are lower, the ball will travel farther. Don’t psyche yourself out when your ball ends up in a bunker. Practice these techniques and see your sand play improve, as well as your confidence!


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ave you ever met a woman who “just can’t be told anything?” I guess that particular character trait has been distributed pretty evenly among both sexes. You know you have met a person with this trait when other people discuss this person as if she/he was born with a debilitating disease, for example: “You know that Amanda, she just can’t be told anything.” In case you are not personally familiar with this phrase, let me help clear it up for you. A person who “just can’t be told anything” will not listen to anyone else’s advice. This person will do things to their own detriment before they will let another person tell them that their goal cannot be accomplished. As you may have figured out, I have been stricken with just such a sickness. I just cannot stand to be told anything. I have to find it out on my own. I’m 32 and just now realizing this about myself. Right about this time, two years ago, the potatoes were ready in the garden. Usually, our major harvesting has to wait until Saturday. That particular Saturday the potatoes needed to be dug but the men had to go to the cattle sale. I can remember, plain as day, looking at my father-in-law and saying, “Don’t worry about it guys, I’ll just dig the

potatoes while y’all are away at the auction,” and he laughed as he said, “Oh, baby, you’ll never get all those potatoes dug by hand, by yourself.” My father-in-law is a sweet man and he was simply concerned because he knew it would be a hot day and that we had two one-acre rows of potatoes to dig. But you know that that’s not what my brain told my body at the time. My brain said, “Someone just told you that you can’t do something. You must complete this task in its entirety or you cannot go on with your life.” So, I waved goodbye to the men and grabbed a five-gallon bucket. I began to dig. Emma Mae, my youngest daughter, had to stay behind from the auction because she was only two at the time. She was determined to help me with the potatoes. I would dig potatoes, toss them into the row and she would gather them and take them to the bucket. She hung in there a lot longer than I expected. When it started getting really hot, I knew it must be around lunch time, so I sent her inside to eat with her great-grandma. I didn’t eat; there was still a lot of digging to do. I did drink plenty of water as it got hotter and hotter. There were a few times that day that my body asked me to please stop. I got a headache and then nauseous. I couldn’t stop. Every time I thought about stopping, I heard him saying I couldn’t do it. Thankfully, I was able to accomplish what I set out to do, much to the amazement of the men, without any real damage to my health. I could have given myself a heat stroke out there. Now, I consider myself a person recovering from “just can’t be told anything.” I’m learning to accept the advice of others, somewhat. Although, I guess, if you ask my husband he would probably still say, “Nope, you can’t ever tell her nothing.”

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“We are the first practice to offer this type of laser treatment in Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida,” says Dr. Eller. The advanced CoolTouch laser treats difficult toenail fungus with precision radiation. When necessary, the treatment is combined with medication and has been found to be effective 80- to -90-percent of the time. Both feet and all of the toes, not just the affected nail, are treated during the procedure. Studies show a 79.6 percent increase in clear nail growth in patients who have had the CoolTouch laser procedure. No bandages or special after-care is necessary, and because the treatment is painless, no anesthetic is involved. “The most a patient will feel is a little warmth during the procedure,” Dr. Brett Bodamer says.


t’s a beautiful sunny day on East Beach with perfect weather and lots of people enjoying the sand and surf; including THAT guy. The one wearing shoes on the beach. Every time you see him you wonder to yourself, “Why?”

For more than 11 million Americans, hiding their feet is necessary due to embarrassingly discolored nails. “Yellow Toe,” as it is commonly known, is an unsightly and sometimes painful fungal infection of the toenail. It is the most common disease of the nails and constitutes about half of all nail problems. “I don’t take off my shoes in public,” says Chris Jensen, who suffers from the condition doctors refer to as Onychomycosis. “It’s not attractive. It grosses people out.” Two people familiar with ankle and foot conditions are Dr. Brett A. Bodamer, DPM, FACFAS, and Dr. Matthew C.D. Eller, DPM, AACFAS of Parkwood Podiatry Associates. Both graduated from the University of Georgia and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and have a combined 23 years experience at their Brunswick practice. “Unhealthy nails are common in hot and humid environments, like ours,” Dr. Bodamer says. “If left untreated, elongated, discolored, thickened or crumbly nails may become extremely painful.” Advanced technology to treat Yellow Toe is now available at Parkwood Podiatry Associates. Patients now have the option of being treated with the CoolTouch laser.


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The Scene: A typical American home on the eve of a trip.

her wardrobe. Her shoe rack alone was sufficient to jump-start a shoe emporium. He had once suggested this. Bad mistake!

The Cast: A man, a woman. He comes home from work. His wife is standing in the carport. The car trunk’s open. She has in her hands a measuring tape, a calculator and a list. “Hi, whatcha doing?” he says. But he already knows. She’s preparing for their trip. She answers, “I’m computing the cubic feet of this trunk to see if our luggage will fit. Based on my metrics, you’re pretty much outta luck. There’s no room for your luggage.” What’s new, he thinks. He wants to argue, but why? He knows the results. All men do. He thinks of where it all went wrong. It was the new addition to the house, he remembers. It was added to accommodate

She lives to travel. Mention “trip” and she says “When?” She even named the dog Trip. Volumes of travel magazines are stacked in the bookcases. A “Traveling for Dummies” book, dog-eared and underlined, lies next to a world globe with pins sticking from it. He wonders if her parents were gypsies. He recalls having once asked her. He recorded her response in his journal under the heading of “Questions by a Fool.” For two months she had been preparing for this trip. The process is always the same. It begins with The List. It consumes weeks and totally disrupts all normal household life. “What’s for dinner?” is met with silence. The List is a computerized inventory of all her possessions. He once commented that it was longer than War and Peace, an unwise analogy as it turned out. He decided not to do this again. After The List comes the logistics phase. This is a complex operation...ask any man who has traveled with a woman. It requires a great deal of time and a very large home. The List cannot match outfits and shoes, coordinate colors, select jewelry. So clothes must be laid out for proper combinations. They occupy all flat surfaces in the house, including the beds. He sleeps in his car. This goes on for weeks. The vagabond clothes are arranged, rearranged, sorted, rejected and replaced. He wonders if clothes have feelings when they become “trip rejects,” overlooked because of age, and substituted with new, more spiffy outfits. He pities the derelict garments. He extrapolates this thought, wondering if one day he’ll be one of her castoffs. Maybe. He smiles at the possibility.

Time gets short. She becomes manic. She now moves with warp speed. She’s packing medicines and cosmetics. The bathroom bulges with bottles, tubes, lotions, pills, powders and beauty products. It resembles an aisle at Walgreen’s. He brushes his teeth at the lawn spigot. He bathes in the pool. Finally, she’s packed. “What are you taking?” she asks. He visits his cubicle, takes out a few shirts, pants and blue sneakers. She says, “You’re not wearing THOSE, are you?” He knows the look and answers, “Of course not. What do you suggest?” She shakes her head and says, “Whatever,” leaving him alone to ponder. He decides with dispatch. He grabs a pair of jeans, a shirt and his blue blazer. He stuffs in the pockets a tooth brush, razor and Zantac. “There, all packed,” he says. Her bags stare back at him with scorn. He ponders the dilemma of excess baggage. He concludes it’s because women are embarrassed to be judged by strangers on account of their clothes. He assumes these thoughts are the vestiges of an aberrant gene dominant in the female species. Who cares, he wonders. He doesn’t get it. He sits on the floor, remembering how simple travel used to be. He tries to reconcile the hassle versus the allure of traveling with women. The concept of “excess baggage” enters his mind. Her fault, he thinks. Maybe she’s excess baggage….but the thought ends there. She shouts, “Let’s go. Bring the bags. Won’t we have fun?” He does, they do. And so it always goes, Traveling with Women. Get used to it! Bud Hearn was born in Valdosta and grew up in Colquitt. A graduate of the University of Georgia, he moved to Sea Island in 2004. He cohosts the weekly Friday Forum community lunches at the McKinnon-St. Simons Airport, invests in real estate, writes Inane Vignettes (two books), and also engages in travel, photography and piano playing.

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Bill Haynes’ Ashantilly Legacy

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ust a few short minutes off of U.S. Highway 17 in Darien, near the entrance to St. Andrew’s Cemetery, lies one of the treasures of McIntosh County, a property called Ashantilly, or “Old Tabby,” the mainland home of early Georgian Thomas Spalding. Yet the story of Ashantilly is really two stories, one of Spalding, its original owner, and that of Bill Haynes, Jr., a man who was instrumental in the property’s 20th-century redevelopment and its modern-day legacy. “Both men are fascinating. They were both what you would call ‘Renaissance men,’ because they were so interested in so many different things,” says Harriet Langford, president of the Ashantilly Center Board of Directors.

"Georgia's Benjamin Franklin" Erected in 1820, the property was originally owned by Thomas Spalding, who at the time owned most of Sapelo Island, and used Ashantilly as his mainland home. The property, spread out over 30-plus acres in McIntosh County, is named after the Spalding ancestral home in Scotland, in County Perth. The Georgia Spaldings reportedly trace their heritage to Sir Pierce Spalding all the way back to 1317. His mother was the granddaughter of John Mohr McIntosh, leader of the Highland clan of Scots who first settled the Georgia colonial town of Darien in 1736. His father was one of the earliest planters to experiment with Sea Island cotton. Original accounts of the structure suggest Ashantilly was classically designed, consisting of a central, two-story structure and flanking wings. Many of the building’s original walls were made from tabby, a building material indigenous to coastal Georgia. Tabby consists of lime, sand, water and crushed oyster shells. It was made and used on the Sea Islands of coastal South Carolina, Georgia, and northern Florida up until the early 19th century as a substitute for more expensive and harder-to-produce bricks. The name “tabby” comes from the Spanish word, tapia, which means “mud wall.” Though Spalding did not invent tabby (his version came to be known as “Spalding Tabby” or “coastal concrete”), he re-formulated it to be a more solid building material, a recipe that was imitated by many farmers of that era. In fact, there are still tabby ruins throughout McIntosh County and on Sapelo Island and Jekyll Island. “I was born in the old town of Frederica in one of these Tabby houses; I had seen time destroy everything but them,” Spalding once wrote. “Tabby…a mixture of shells, lime and sand in equal proportions by measure and not weight, makes the best and cheapest buildings, where the materials are at hand, I have ever seen; and when rough cast, equals in beauty stone.”

Bill Haynes in his canoe on the Altamaha River.

In his time, Spalding was also known as an agriculture trailblazer, experimenting with crop rotation and sugar cane planting, processing and manufacturing. Like many of the “gentleman farmers” of that era, Spalding also led a life of public service, and is often referred to as “Georgia’s Benjamin Franklin.” He worked as a lawyer (he was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1795, but never practiced) and served in the Georgia House of Representatives (1794-1795) and the Georgia Senate (1803-1804). He followed his Senate run with a two-year term as a United States congressman (1805-1806). Spalding later played a prominent role in the commerce of McIntosh County, founding the Bank of Darien. Spalding outlived five of his seven sons, and died in 1851, and is buried nearby at St. Andrew’s Cemetery, the former Spalding family burial ground.

The Bill Haynes Legacy The house changed hand several times after Spalding’s death, and eventually it was purchased by the Haynes family in 1918. Bill Haynes Sr. brought his wife and three children to live at Ashantilly, and his son, Bill Haynes Jr later became instrumental in the property’s 20th-century history. The house burned due to a chimney fire in 1937. The structure was rebuilt by Bill Haynes Jr. in 1939, adding a gabled roof, larger windows and an expanded southern wing. “He persuaded the [other family members] to rebuild, and it is indeed on the footprint of the original Spalding structure, and some of the remaining tabby walls are incorporated in the center of the house,” says Langford.

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Bill Haynes scoured the Lowcountry from Charleston to Savannah, purchasing doors and other pieces from antique and salvage dealers. In 1941, Haynes was drafted into the US Army, spending time as an artist at Fort Stewart and New Guinea. After returning from his wartime duties, Haynes enrolled at Cooper Union, a privately funded art college in the East Village of Manhattan. It was during this time that Haynes developed a love of typography and printing, planting the seeds for what would become a major part of his legacy with the Ashantilly Press. The Ashantilly Press was founded by Haynes in 1955, and quickly developed a reputation as an award-winning, private press. About 30 books were printed by Haynes at Ashantilly Press over the years with the press ceasing operations in 1991. In addition to his letterpress work, Haynes was also an active member of the community and a passionate environmentalist. He was a founding member, former president and director emeritus of Lower Altamaha Historical Society, founding member and former president of the Darien Chamber of Commerce, and a former board member of Georgia Conservancy. In 1993, Haynes donated the property to the Ashantilly Center, living at the property until his death in 2001.

“Rather than give (the property) to the state as a state historic site, he decided to make it a non-profit site, and had the forethought to set that up while he was still alive,” says Langford

The Future of Ashantilly Ashantilly continues to be a versatile site, allowing visitors not only to experience the property’s history, but as a host venue for a collection of unique gatherings and events. This September, the Center will host its annual “Churn-Off,” a homemade ice cream making contest. The venue is also home to the McIntosh Sustainable Environment and Economic Development (McSEED) Youth and Community Garden, in its fourth year of production, growing chemical-free, teaching children gardening skills and selling its harvest at local farmer’s markets. The Center also hosts regular “books and authors” series, “lunch and learn” events, scotch whiskey tastings as well as its annual “Christmas at Ashantilly” and “Fall Fest” events. “We’re trying not to be a quote ‘museum house,’ because you go to that [type of place] once, and that’s it,” says Harriet, who also participates in a spring birding survey at Ashantilly, co-sponsored by the Coastal Georgia Audubon Society. “We’ll have programming and events regularly, so that people can come more than once a year.” A few years ago, the Ashantilly Center raised $30,000 to repair the gabled roof, but there is still much to be done, Harriet suggests. In the upstairs portion of Ashantilly, for example, there are scores of books from Mr. Haynes’ private collection that still need to be archived, as well as hundreds of examples of Haynes’ artwork upstairs that needs preservation. Structurally speaking, Harriet also believes there are many opportunities for artisans, architects and students of historic preservation to learn and work. Haynes urged his family to rebuild the house around the tabby walls that remained. Harriet is hopeful that the Center may be able to form a partnership with local colleges and universities, including the nearby Savannah College of Art and Design. An art professor based at Savannah State University is working to refurbish Ashantilly’s main press so that the center can teach the art of letterpress printing and even take in small scale printing jobs to help support its mission.

Bill Haynes’ device, at left, the trademark of Ashantilly Press, was a hand-carved marsh bird. Bill Haynes was a true Renaissance man – a painter, architect, builder and, of course, a typesetter and press operator and a voracious reader. He bought his first press from a druggist in Riceboro who printed his own medicine labels. Volunteers have spent the decade since he died cataloguing and organizing his belongings – “A lot of it is where Bill left it,” says Harriet Langford, an Ashantilly board member – which includes a separate workshop filled to overflowing with letters and wood blocks and printing accoutrements stored in boxes, on shelves and in old milk cartons. Inside the big house are miniatures collected by Bill’s sisters and a massive mahogany wardrobe made in 1858 that is said to have been the last piece of furniture taken out of Atlanta before it burned during the Civil War.


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The Work of Ashantilly Although exceedingly rare, as they were produced in limited numbers, books hand-set and printed in Bill Haynes Jr.’s Ashantilly print shop are collectible, selling anywhere from $20 to $500 online. Richard Aaron, a rare books dealer operating Am Here Books in Camp Point, Ill., is offering an Ashantilly-produced edition of To Dwell in Sound by Jean Réti, for sale for $225. The author died just before the publication of the book, which is number 76 of approximately 100 numbered copies. According to Aaron’s description, the book is set by hand using Verona, Post Titling Light and Hammer Uncial types and printed on hand-made Tovil paper, damped for printing, and laid into elegant patterned silk envelope. In book collecting, the value is not only in the title and the author, but in the fact that the thing itself was set, printed and bound completely by hand, making it every bit as artful as an oil painting. “The cost of producing a book with hand set-type on hand-made papers and in a limited edition of a hundred or so copies naturally results in a higher price and as time goes by the resulting scarcity drives those prices,” Richard says. “In a world of mass production objects that are made by human hands become increasingly treasured.” Other Ashantilly titles currently for sale on the book collecting market world-wide include:

The Acrobats: A Comedy in Two Acts by Berry Fleming 500 copies Printed in 1969 Sidney Lanier, America’s Sweet Singer of Songs by Tallu Fish Designed by Ashantilly Press and printed at The Darien News in 1963 The Marshes of Glynn by Sidney Lanier Printed in 1984* In the Calendar’s Shadow by Elfrida De Renne Barrow Printed in 1976 Let’s Rock the Boat by Ernest Van R. Stires Printed in 1968

Silk Stocking Street by Rachel Paris Printed in 1970 Not as a Man Pleaser/John Doe and The Church by Ernest Van R. Stires Printed in 1965

The Field Diary of a Confederate Soldier While Serving With the Army of Northern Virginia By Draughton Stith Haynes Published in 1963 (Extremely rare, two copies on the market priced at $125 and $235)

An Autobiography of My Mother by Abram Minis Printed in 1970

The Journal of Anna Wylly Habersham by Anna Wylly Habersham About 300 copies printed in 1961

A Letter from Benjamin Franklin to Noble Wimberly Jones by Benjamin Franklin 375 copies printed in 1966 Journal of an Expedition Against the Rebels of Georgia in North America Under the Orders of Archibald Campbell Esquire, Lieut. Colol. of His Majesty’s 71st Regimt., 1778 by Lt. Colonel Archibald Campbell Printed in 1981

*Bill Haynes Jr. produced several signature editions of The Marshes of Glynn over the span of his printing career; It is said that whenever he needed a little extra money, he would reproduce the poem for sale. He designed his final version in 1985.

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Going Topless Summer Sandwiches Too Good to Hide By David Gignilliat | Photography by Joe Loehle


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A sandwich these days is so much more than a slice of bologna and a slice of American cheese slapped between two pieces of white bread (although sometimes, really, there’s nothing better). With the rise in popularity of cooking shows, a cooking network and all sorts of gotta-have-it celeb cookbooks, everything that comes out of the kitchen – from garnishes to five-course meals – is high art.

And just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we can’t get our grub on in a stylish and noteworthy way. A few vegetables from the kitchen garden, some artisan bread and a few exotic ingredients you can find at the local grocery and you’ve got a feast worthy of an afternoon by the pool or a full-blown dinner party on the patio. We asked the chefs at some of the hottest eateries in town to conjure a few fantasy sandwiches for summer, and they delivered a feast for the eyes and the taste buds, five sandwiches too good to cover up. Open-faced and proud, these are the flavors of summer. Come and get it, y’all!

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Saltwater Cowboy, Chef Erika Lipe Roasted Summer Vegetable Sandwich Two zucchini One yellow squash 8 oz. Shiitake mushrooms, stems removed One large slice caraway Havarti, thinly sliced Two slices thick-cut peppered bacon, rendered crispy One loaf, marble rye Tomato aoili (see separate recipe) Butter, for bread Slice squash lengthwise into even strips. Remove stems from mushrooms and slice thin. Season both with salt and pepper and brush with extra virgin olive oil. Grill vegetables lightly until nice char marks form on vegetables. Lay slices of bread, buttered side down, and layer crispy bacon, grilled vegetables, and tomato aoili atop bread. Top with a fresh slice of Havarti. Finish in the broiler until cheese is melted and bread is toasty.

Tomato Aoili ¼ Cup Crushed Tomatoes ½ Teaspoon, bacon grease 1 cup mayonnaise ½ lemon, juiced and strained 1/8 teaspoon, minced garlic 2 grinds, fresh black pepper Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth and fully incorporated. Aoili will keep in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Chef Erika Lipe’s Inspiration: “When I think of spring and summer foods, I just love vegetables, but I found that when I am doing it for a crowd, it’s usually a bunch of my guy friends, and they are meat and cheese guys. So, my crowd-pleaser in the middle is this recipe. “This would be a great Saturday afternoon sandwich, maybe after a nice day at the pool or the beach. “The first crisp will be that bread on the outside and then you’ll get that soft, warm yet smokiness of the vegetable which will contrast well with the crunchy smokiness of the bacon, and then somewhere in the middle, you’ll get that very aromatic creamy Havarti coming through. And the aoili will be that familiar – yet unfamiliar – twang on the outside. I think it all blends well together” Saltwater Cowboy is located at 1226 Ocean Boulevard on St. Simons Island, and is open daily for dinner at 4 p.m. For more information or to schedule a reservation, please contact the restaurant at 912.634.2102. To learn more about the menu, visit the Saltwater Cowboy website at


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Tramici Chef Dave Snyder Housemade Mozzarella and Organic Tomato Sandwich

Tomato slices, locally sourced if possible Mozzarella slices (store-bought fresh mozzarella is suitable) Arugula leaves Roasted and marinated sweet peppers (store-bought is suitable) Ciabatta bread, toasted Extra virgin olive oil, not too peppery, Spanish or Italian Kosher salt

Slice tomatoes and mozzarella into ¼-inch slices. Wash arugula leaves and pat dry. Slice ciabatta bread into a sandwich-size portion. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Toast until golden brown. Layer sandwich with arugula leaves, mozzarella, tomatoes and roasted sweet peppers. Lightly season each layer with kosher salt. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil to taste.

Chef Dave Snyder’s Inspiration: “Our tomatoes, arugula and Italian sweet peppers are organically grown in McIntosh County by Farmer John, a true gentleman who has not missed a growing season in over 50 years beginning in California. His attention to detail produces incredible, delicious fruits and vegetables whose true, distinct character is revealed in every bite. John watches with great discipline until the plant is just perfect for harvesting – not always an easy wait. “We respect the beauty of his ingredients in this sandwich by avoiding too many ingredients on the plate and simply complement the beauty by procuring other great ingredients. We use housemade mozzarella that melts in your mouth, crunchy Ciabatta bread and a Spanish olive oil that accentuates the sweetness of the roasted peppers. “The key of this simple sandwich is buying tremendous ingredients and treating them with delicate respect.”

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Tasteful Temptations Catering Chef Brian Justice Lemon-Poached Lobster BLT One medium-sized fresh (or frozen) lobster tail, split and removed from shell 1 lemon, cut in half and juiced 3 sprigs fresh thyme (may substitute dried) 1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed 3-4 whole black peppercorns 2 cups water Lemon-Tarragon Aoili: 2 Tablespoons Hellman’s Mayonnaise ½ Teaspoon Minced Garlic ¼ Teaspoon Fresh or Dried Tarragon, chopped fine Freshly-Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt, to taste Accompaniments: 1 Vidalia onion, shaved into several thin rings (1/8 inch thick) 2 Slices Applewood smoked bacon, cooked crisp and drained Several leaves, Boston Bibb or butter lettuce, washed and patted dry 2 Slices, Red Heirloom Tomatoes (or whatever is ripe) Brioche Bun or Split-Soft Yeast Roll, buttered and toasted Combine the water, lemon juice and lemon halves, whole black peppercorns and crushed garlic in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, and gently add lobster tails. Poach for approximately 3 to 4 minutes, until cooked through. Remove lobster tails. Drain and chill. For the aoili, mix the mayonnaise with garlic, tarragon, and salt and pepper to taste. Assemble the sandwich by spreading lemon aoili over the toasted bread. Layer with bacon slices, lettuce leaves and tomato slices. Gently curl the two halves of the lobster tail together and place on top of sandwich.

Chef’s Inspiration: “The aoili is a lemon and tarragon mix, so it’s fresh herbs for this time of year. It lightens it up a little bit. The lobster brings a little bit of elegance to the sandwich, steps it up a bit, to be more of an open-faced premium-type presentation, and really elevates it to a different level versus a traditional BLT. “You could have half of these ingredients already in your refrigerator, and think to yourself, ‘What am I going to do for lunch?’ And all you’ll really need to get is the lobster.” Tastelful Temptations is a full-service catering company based on St. Simons Island. Chefs Brian and Laura Justice are also the co-owners and operators of the Zeppelin Cafe, a breakfast and lunch eatery based out of the Brunswick-Glynco Airport at 295 Aviation Parkway. For more information, please contact Tasteful Temptations at 912.638.6340 or visit the catering Web site at


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Coastal Kitchen Chef Albert Prince Crab Salad Melt Crab Salad: One yellow onion, chopped fine One tablespoon, Dijon Mustard 3 oz., Mayonnaise Salt and pepper, to taste 5 oz. lump crabmeat Sliced tomato, locally sourced Sourdough bread, sliced thick, buttered and grilled Pick through lump crabmeat and remove any shells. Roughly chop crabmeat and place in bowl. Combine chopped onion, dijon mustard and mayonnaise with crabmeat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Slice tomato into ¼-inch slices and set aside. Slice sourdough bread to ½-thickness, brush with olive oil and grill until toasty and browned. Place grilled bread on plate and scoop crab salad mixture on top of bread. Add two or three tomato slices, and top with provolone cheese. Melt under broiler or toaster oven until cheese is melted evenly, and slightly brown.

Chef’s Inspiration: “We try to keep this dish easy and flavorful … It really fits our atmosphere. We’re 90 percent seafood here, so it’s a good representative dish. Add as much or as little dijon [mustard] as you’d like. Dijon has that spiciness to it, so it depends how much of a kick you’re looking for that day. Eat it with a fork. Or, if you’re like me, you could just pick up that whole slice and eat it from end to end. It’ll be a little messy, though.” Coastal Kitchen is located at 102 Marina Drive on St. Simons Island, and is open for lunch and dinner. For more information, please contact Coastal Kitchen at 912.638.7790, or visit the Web site at www.

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Ocean Lodge Restaurant Chef Nicholas Meyer Fried Green Tomato and Coastal Crab BLT Three slices, applewood smoked bacon One green tomato, locally sourced One Ciabatta roll 4 oz. lump crabmeat, blue crab preferred Two tablespoons bread crumbs One egg, for binding Cooked shrimp, diced Cajun remoulade (see recipe) Cajun Remoulade: 1/3 cup light mayonnaise 2 teaspoons brown or dijon mustard 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1-2 garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning Pick through lump crabmeat and remove any shells. Roughly chop crabmeat and cooked shrimp and place in bowl. Crack egg, whisk until thoroughly blended and mix crabmeat, shrimp and bread crumbs in a bowl. Incorporate mixture and form into a round seafood cake. Set aside. Slice green tomato into ¼-inch slices. Pat dry. Dredge fried green tomato on both sides in flour, egg wash and buttermilk batter. Heat sauté pan to medium-high heat with butter or olive oil. Brown fried green tomatoes on both sides until a crispy brown. If you have access to a deep fryer, you can flash-fry the fried green tomatoes for 2-3 minutes in vegetable oil. In a separate pan, sauté seafood cake until fully cooked and brown, roughly 3-4 minutes a side. Set aside. For the Cajun remoulade, combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Brush sliced ciabatta bread with butter or olive oil and grill until brown. Layer Cajun remoulade, fried green tomato slices, bacon and crabcake.

Inspiration: (as told by General Manager Chris Hardy): “This is really a coastal version of a BLT. Our focus has always been on fresh, local and Southern, anything associated with this beautiful area. This is a creative variation on one of our menu items that recently won an award at The Taste of Glynn in March. We saw so many people coming back for seconds, and sometimes thirds, of this item, so we had a sense it was going to do well.” The Ocean Lodge Rooftop Restaurant is located at 935 Beachview Drive on St. Simons Island, on the 5th floor rooftop of the Ocean Lodge Hotel. The restaurant offers dinner service Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dinner reservations are suggested. For more information, please contact the restaurant directly at 912.291.4300 or visit the Web site at


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Anita Timmons By Amy H. Carter | Photography by Joe Loehle

Two questions for Anita Timmons: How would you like to be remembered? “As I read your question, I thought to myself, I’m not finished yet!” What does your philanthropy say about your values and your view of the world? “I strongly believe in possibilities. A belief that was clarified and reinforced, no doubt, as a result of being a former teacher and a mother of four. It guides everything I do.”


illa Seranita, the home of Anita and Jim Timmons, is a lovely destination at the end of a long and winding road. It is also a fitting metaphor for Anita’s life. A whimsical play on her own name and the Italian for “serenity;” it’s the first home the Timmons’ ever built and it was so christened, Anita says, because no matter where they travel, this is the destination they love best for solitude and renewal. Like any truly inspiring story, it is all the sweeter for the sorrow endured. The death of her 11-year-old daughter, Amy, during a visit to Sea Island in 1974 might have been the undoing of this woman, but giving up is easy, and Anita does not meet as one who takes the easy way in life. And how many souls would have been the poorer had she not persevered? After a bit of a hiatus from their vacation paradise, the Timmons family relocated for good from their home in the Northeast to Sea Island, the memories of good times with Amy and her three brothers and the kindnesses of good-hearted local people who helped them through Amy’s passing from leukemia winning out over sorrow and grief. “It’s a healing place,” she says, “if you need to heal.” It’s also a place to play and rejuvenate.” Since making her home on Sea Island 25 years ago, Anita has more than repaid any favors extended during those difficult days. “This is my community. I believe that as a good citizen each of us is responsible for the well-being of the community in which we live,” she says. “It’s a good way to repay the debt we owe for the benefits of community.” A generous benefactor of the YWCA of Brunswick, Anita serves on the foundation board of the College of Coastal Georgia, co-chairs the Culture, Arts and Lifelong Learning Committee and is a former chair continued on page 70

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his business of being men and women, parents and children, lovers and friends – it all started in a garden, a lush paradise where innocence and beauty grew. Is it any wonder, then, that we return to our roots at every chance, whether enjoying the fruits of toil on our own little plot of earth or admiring the artistry of another’s. Gardening is a divine pastime with rewards far beyond the joy of viewing the buds and blossoms it produces. Where you tend a rose no thistle can grow, so gardeners wake up daily to all of the wonderful possibilities of a life lived simply – sunshine, water, fresh air and dirt.


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The Golden Isles have been a haven for gardeners since their discovery; just to the north of the fortified town of Frederica, Georgia’s founder, Gen. James Oglethorpe, was said to have planted his plot of paradise – nicknamed The Farm – with olive and orange trees. Major Pierce Butler, patriarch of the Butler and Hampton plantations, cultivated formal gardens of oleander, boxwood, flowers and orange trees around his house on the north end of St. Simons Island. Fanny Kemble, an English actress and wife of the major’s heir, Pierce Butler, noted the “noble-looking evergreen oaks close to the (Hampton) house and two peach trees in bloom, tufts of

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Betty Lou Schoneker in her Hamilton Landing garden.

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silver narcissus and jonquils and a quantity of violets” in her Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation 1838-39, a first-person expose of the indignities of slavery that was credited with turning the tide of international sentiment against the South during the Civil War. Her opposition to slavery would eventually destroy her marriage, but for the moment, the beauty of the island landscape allowed a respite from her own misgivings about plantation life. “The evening air, after the heat of the day, was exquisitely mild, and the nights dry and wholesome, the whole atmosphere was fragrant with the perfume of flowers,” Fanny wrote. “I could see the slow revolving light on Sapelo Island that warns the ships from the dangerous bar at the river’s mouth, and hear the measured pulse of the great Atlantic waters on the beach. I thought no more of rattlesnakes, no more for one short while, of slavery. How sweet and solemn it was!” An audible gasp and a chorus of softly spoken but adamant affirmation follows the reading of these words on a recent tour of notable gardens on St. Simons Island led by the Live Oaks Garden Club. “Me too,” a crowd of ladies coos in unison, as if on cue. They are standing before the latest formal garden to grace the grounds of Butler’s Hampton, an enchanting mix of old world and new, where Asiatic jasmine and lace-cap hydrangeas entwine tabby ruins in riotous summer embrace.

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Betty Lou’s garden.

This is the sisterhood of Eve, the first gardener (or harvester, as it were); a fellowship with roots stretching all the way from the Garden of Eden to the new South, where ladies of a certain class love nothing better than getting down in the dirt, coaxing beauty from barren soil. It’s back-breaking work that one never quite sees to completion, and yet few leave frowning from a well-tended garden. “I’m always deadheading,” says Live Oaks Garden Club member Betty Lou Schoneker, weeding and walking and talking and smiling as she goes through her Hamilton Landing garden, worrying over bare spots and underachievers in need of transplanting. Like children, however, every plant in the garden finds it own special way of making it in the world. Cassina Garden Club President Anne Aspinwall eyes a brilliant redand-yellow gloriosa lily that has popped its pretty head through the

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soft pink blooms of a hydrangea bush in her seaside cottage garden. “I let it be there because it wants to be there,” she says as she strolls past the stray lily. “I’m not a fussy gardener.” Ditto for Betty Lou, who waves a hand dismissively at novice worries over a newly planted hydrangea that wilts in a dramatic show of protest every time the afternoon sun spotlights her pale blue blossoms. “You can move it if it doesn’t work,” she reassures. If only our missteps in life were so easy to correct. And therein lies the true beauty of gardening. Vivid color even on the darkest days; the companionship of another living being on lonely days; a place to pause and relax, reflect and recharge; and the satisfaction of a job well done.

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Earl Hargett, first President of Brunswick Junior College.

The year was 1964. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia hired Earl F. Hargett, my dad, to serve as Brunswick Junior College’s inaugural president. I’ll never forget the move from Freeport, Ill., down to St. Simons Island. It was, though, one long car ride with a heightened air of anticipation and everybody crammed into a Chevy Nomad station wagon. Dad had secured us a place to live on the island, a house called Tillandsia, near the famed St. Simons lighthouse and right on the beach. Immediately upon seeing the house, we ran right past it to the beach, stuck our toes in the sand and laughed as waves washed the travel out of our eyes and bodies. When one of the upper level bedrooms was assigned to me, I surmised rather quickly that I could shimmy down the live oak right outside the window and patrol the


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beach at night with no one the wiser. Later that year Hurricane Dora raked its winds across the island, forcing everyone to flee inland. Mom was terrified and changed her tune about island life. Much to my dismay, we moved to the mainland a year later. When the college was dedicated on Oct. 21, 1964, dignitaries from across the state gathered including Gov. Carl Sanders. Following completion of the ceremony, I happened to be standing next to my dad when this heavy-set fellow sidled up to us to comment on the presence of several African-Americans. Dad turned to him and took him by the elbow and said, “Mr. Harris, those are some of my students. I’d like to introduce you to them.” Harris jerked his elbow out of Dad’s grasp, huffed his way to his car and drove off into the distance without ever looking back. It was only later that I learned that the

college, the 20th institution in the university system, was the first public college in the state of Georgia to open its doors integrated. One incident that stands out in mind about my dad’s courage and his deep rooted loyalty to family and staff occurred a year or so later when one of his professors went haywire and held a lady friend hostage in his home. The Chief of Police called for Earl to come to the scene. By the time we got there the house was surrounded by police, guns everywhere. Dad jumped out of the car and went over to the chief. The next thing I saw was my dad walking past the police line towards the front door of the house. In a loud voice I recollect him saying, “It’s me – Earl. I’m coming in. Open the door.” A few moments later a gun toting figure cracked the door open and Dad slipped inside. To everyone’s amazement Dad talked the professor

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into surrendering and letting the lady go. She’d been tied to the bed and suffered multiple cigarette burns on her body. Later when Dad gave me a big hug, I could feel the tension leave his body. My senior year at Glynn Academy found me with two speeding tickets I could not pay and did not want the family to know about as it would mean losing driving privileges. One of my buddies bet me $10 I couldn’t walk from Brunswick to St. Simons without using the F.J. Torras Causeway. Before I knew it, I had more than $200 bet on this challenge. I organized Marsh Trek ’67 and talked some 15 others to join me in this venture. Folks watched from the causeway as we waded out into the mudflats, tennis shoes taped to our feet, May West life jackets draped around our necks, and shark repellent packs stuffed in our pockets. Before long we were down to two remaining trekkers; myself and Elliot Robinson of Sea Island who my dad had secretly recruited to keep an eye on me. When Elliot and I pulled our weary bodies onto the island after swimming across the Frederica River, Dad came over to me and said, “Will you be able to pay those tickets now?” I should have known he knew. Earl F. Hargett was born in 1924 in the small Mississippi town of Golden right on the Alabama border. His father, my namesake, Gilbert Forest Hargett, died in an Army hospital when Earl was 12 as a result of poison gas he was exposed to during World War I. Dad was the oldest male in a family of five children. I grew up hearing tales from his sisters and brother of him plowing the field behind ole Bess, a worn out beast of burden, while reading books. In 1943 the U.S. Navy punched Earl’s ticket out of rural Mississippi and gave him the means to get a college education after World War II. In 1949 he was awarded a degree from the State College at Florence, Ala., now the University of North Alabama. In 1960 at 35 years of age, Earl became president of Northeast Mississippi Junior College in Booneville, a college near his birthplace. He was one of the youngest college presidents in the country at that time, if not the youngest. His movement in the world of education was onward and upward from that point. Later, he would be granted his Doctorate of Education from the University of Chicago. During Earl’s time in the Golden Isles, he was instrumental in the formation of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society, serving as its first president; he was president of the Basketball Association of Coastal Georgia; director of the Glynn Art Association; a member of the Brunswick Quarterback Club and the National Society for the Study of Education. At age 46 on July 1, 1971, Earl was dead following his first day as president of Lincoln College in Lincoln, Ill. The late Dr. Denton Coker, a former dean at Brunswick Junior College, spoke at his services in 1971 and in his eulogy stated, “He brought out the best in all of us. I doubt if I would be a college president today except for the fact that he inspired the best in me and contributed greatly to my life. I am sure many could make a similar report to this.”

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of the foundation board. She also serves on the Altama Community Transformation District Committee and the Christ Church Vestry. She is a former president of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia and the Episcopal Church Women of Christ Church, as well as former president and director of the Sea Island Homeowners Association. One of Anita’s most unusual gifts to the area was also one of her favorites: The restoration of playwright Eugene O’Neill’s Sea Island cottage, Casa Genotta. The sitting room of the cottage is copied in Villa Seranita at Frederica, a sun-drenched conservatory overlooking the marsh which catches the glow of the setting sun year-round through its bowed wall of westward facing windows. An English literature major in college, Anita was an admirer of O’Neill’s writings and plays prior to buying Casa Genotta, where O’Neill lived and worked with his wife, Carlotta, for five years in the early 1930s. Although the O’Neill marriage was a “complicated one, they were happiest while living at Casa Genotta.”

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Out & About Twenty-one local women representing a variety of careers and backgrounds were honored at the YWCA of Brunswick’s Tribute to Women Leaders luncheon on Jekyll Island May 3. Dr. Valerie Hepburn, president of the College of Coastal Georgia, delivered the keynote speech. The annual event, now in its 13th year, is a fund-raiser which benefits several YWCA programs, includin the Young Women’s Career Adventure, child care and aquatics programs. The event was dedicated to Anita Timmons, an emeritus member of the YWCA Foundation and a long-time supporter of the YWCA and the Tribute program. Honorary co-chairs were Walter McNeely and Pat Hodnett Cooper. Co-chairs were Dr. Tina Kirby and Toni Cockeram. Photos by Lindy Thompson/Golden Isles Photography.

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Tribute Steering Committee: Front row from left: Deborah Clark, Toni Cockeram, Dr. Tina Kirby, Felicity Littles, Carol Buckner, Rosemary Maulden. Back row from left, Vel McGrath, Liz Burquez-Rebstock, Margie Harris, Orah Reed, Karen McNeal, Creta Nichols, Beverly Lewis, Geri Culbreath, Abra Lattany-Reed, Christine Pierce, Deborah Riner.

Front row from left: Anita Timmons, Walter C. McNeely, the Rev. Dawn Mayes, Susan Thornton, Pat Hodnett Cooper. Back row from left: Felicity Littles, Dr. Tina Kirby, DelRia Baisden, Toni Cockeram and Dr. Valerie Hepburn.

Yo u n g W o m e n ’s C a re e r Adventur e: G ra d u a te s o f th e c l a s s o f 2 0 1 0 gather w i th c o o rd i n a to r L y n n e Tu rner and co u nse l o rs f o r a g ro u p p h o t o befo re attendi n g th e Tri b u te l u n c heo n. The Career A d v e n tu re su m m e r p rogram fo r ris ing e i g h th - g ra d e g i rl s p ro v ides l eaders hip tra i n i n g a n d c a re e r g u i dance. Each year, g ra d u a te s f ro m th e p re v io us year act as Tri b u te L u n c h e o n h o stes s es .


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Teaching young people to treat others with honor, dignity and respect

Want your child to grow up knowing proper manners? We teach traditional values, proper conduct and courtesy. National League of Junior Cotillions Golden Isles Chapter Sara Rollison, Golden Isles Director (912) 281-2199 Email: sara.rollison @

THE DONCASTER STORE 262 Redfern Village, SSI

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AlSO ENjOY • Barbara Gerwit Tunics • Gretchen Scott Dresses, Pareos, Cover-Ups • Buco Bags • Ava Belts Personal and Friendly Service with Alterations Available on Mondays 1-3 PM




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Out & About Open Hom es Ope n H e a r ts pa r t i es t o ben ef i t t he H o s p i c e o f th e G o l d e n I sl e s A u xi l i a ry c o n ti n u e d th ro u g h o ut April and May i n the Go lden Isle s . M a r s h’ s E d ge h os t ed t h ei r f i rs t p a rty th i s y e a r a n d th e S e a P a l m s c o m m u n i ty j o i n e d to g ether o nce again f or ano ther party. Th e A u x i li a r y i s g r a t ef u l f or t h e g e n e ro s i ty o f a l l th e p a rty h o s ts a n d a tte n d e e s; th a n ks to their s u ppo rt, this year’s to tal do nati on t o H os pi c e of t h e G old en I s l e s f ro m th e O H O H p a rti e s w i l l e xc e e d l a st y e a r’ s re c o rd h i gh do natio n.

Anne J o nes, Ib by H a n s bor ou gh , Dick W i c k er

B a rb a ra a n d D i c k Wh i tn e y

C a ro l S a b o a n d S h i rl ey H o l bro o k

Diane and Ian Rober t s D . G en t i le, E.Ho rt on L . E h ler s

Fra n G re e n

H a rry a n d M i mi Bo al

Mr. and Mrs . G r a h a m P on d er

R u th K o l m a r a n d A n n e To m l i n

S a n d y S to ri n o a n d Margey Do rs ey

Live Oaks Garden Club plants 40 live oaks along Airport Road

Back row from left: Gordon Strother, Chuck Cansler, Roger Steffens, Sandy Gee, Clint Miller and Edward Gee. Front row from left: Mark Miller, Jolly Goff, Karen Gee, Jane Johnson and Kathy Larkins.


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The Live Oaks Garden Club of St. Simons Island began its 1,000 Tree Project with the planting of 40 live oak trees along the Airport Bypass Road at McKinnon Airport. The planting is being jointly funded by the garden club and St. Simons Land Trust. The majority of the Land Trust’s contribution came from a bequest of the late Mary Gee, a retired teacher and long-time resident of St. Simons Island. For more information on the Live Oaks Garden Club’s 1,000 Tree Project, visit

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Served locally by:

Luke Curtsinger, MD, FACS Seventeen Years’ Experience Twelve Years in the Golden Isles Senior Plastic Surgeon in the Area

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4238 Coral Park Drive • Brunswick, GA 31520 912-275-8894 • Tue - Sat - 9AM - Til Mondays By Appointment

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Out & About Golden Isles Mag azi ne h os t ed a g a t h er i n g M a y 2 6 a t th e C a s i n o o n S t. S i m o n s I s l a n d to th a n k c u rre n t a d vertis ers fo r their suppo rt o f the pub li c a t i on . S t r a t on H a ll c a t er ed th e e v e n t, a n d B a c kb e a t B o u l e v a rd ke p t th e p a rty g o i n g w i th its excel l ent l is t of d ance tunes. Go ld en I s les M a ga z i n e la u n c h ed i n M a y 2 0 0 6 a n d c i rc u l a te s 1 1 , 0 0 0 c o p i e s b i m o n th l y th ro u g ho u t the Go l den Isles and bey o nd. ( P h ot os by L i n d y Th om ps on /G o l d e n I s l e s P h o to g ra p h y )


Lamar & Lind y Th om ps on , L i n d a & Jay S t ew a r t

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Patti Mo rri s & D . A . M a r t i n

C h e l l e T h o m a s & S te p h a n i e O rn e

L i n d y T h o m p s o n & Stacy Bas s

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Alice & Randy Bowlden

M a ra R i c h a rd s o n & R achel Kirby

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Open To the Public 126 Clipper Bay road • BrunswiCk, Ga


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Find me at Indigo & Cotton in the Shops at Sea Island, Indulgence Nail & Hair Salon, Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick Campus Gift Shop and at the historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel Gift Shop. Book a Private Party or Fundraiser Call 912-996-3195 for details July/Au gu st 2 0 1 1


Just Married

Mabry McGraw & Jason Beebe March 12, 2011 The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort Photo by Brooke Roberts

Tamsyn & Jay Moodie July 3, 2010 Epworth By the Sea Photo by Mike Force

Miranda Benefield & Dustin Mahoney Feb. 5, 2011 Jekyll Island Photo by Brooke Roberts


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Amanda Carroll & Jesse Goplin May 29, 2011 Best Western Island Inn, St. Simons Island Photo by Nick Nichols

Mariah Madray & Edwin Padgett October 9, 2010 Wesley United Methodist/ St. Simons Heritage Center Photo by Brooke Roberts

Stephanie & George Zimny June 5, 2010 The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort Photo by Mike Force

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Holly Nadel & Bobby Williams III April 16, 2011 Sea Island Photo by Brooke Roberts

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The SandBar and Grill

102 Marina Drive

665 Scranton Road

at Oceanside Inn and Suites

St. Simons Island


711 N Beachview Drive



Jekyll Island

The closest table to the water without getting wet! From house-made lobster ravioli, crab-stuffed flounder, wild Georgia shrimp and grits, house-made ice cream to the best fried oysters you have ever put in your mouth, Coastal Kitchen will keep you coming back for more.

Ole Times Country Buffet is “Home Cookin’ the Way Mama Does It!” Voted #1 in Southern Cooking and Best Country Buffet in South Georgia and North Florida for the last eight years running.



2815 Glynn Avenue


1 Pier Road


Jekyll Island


Fancy Q


Celebrating our 26th Anniversary in Brunswick, this family owned business is more than just a restaurant that serves awardwinning seafood and other delicious fare, it’s a Golden Isles institution. Stop by today and find out why the locals call us “The Best Little Seafood House in the Golden Isles!”

211 Redfern Village

Enjoy radiant sunsets and experience the Golden Isles’ premier dining destination. We offer the best service and finest food, in a casual atmosphere. Experience the wonders of nature at The “Rah” Bar which features Georgia wild shrimp, Dungeness Crab, oysters, and our famous low country boil.

Cilantro’s Bar & Grill 202 Scranton Road

4th OF MAY CAFÉ 321 Mallery Street St. Simons Island 912-638-5444

Since 1994, Flo and her son, Tommy, have been serving the best Southern-style cuisine at The 4th of May Cafe in the Pier Village. Offering daily specials which include freshly made entrees, overstuffed sandwiches, delicious seafood fare, scrumptious salads, bread baked daily, a huge variety of home cooked vegetables and the absolute best desserts in Coastal Georgia, nothing beats “The 4th!”

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A taste of Japan awaits you on St. Simons Island. Fancy Q’s menu includes authentic Japanese dishes ranging from Hibachi, Teriyaki, Udon, Tempura, Katsu and Sushi. There are daily lunch specials to enjoy and a separate children’s menu available. Take out orders are welcome.



319 Arnold Road

Our chefs and staff have 12 years of experience preparing and serving authentic Mexican dishes. Because our chefs are passionate about their work, they create dishes made exclusively from the freshest ingredients and the finest traditional Mexican recipes. Homemade tortillas, crisp lettuce, succulent tomatoes, savory spices and tender and juicy meats make every item on our menu a delectable treat.

St. Simons Island 912-634-5699

“No shoes, no shirt, no problem!” Great BBQ and burgers just a block from the beach on St. Simons Island. Dine in, family-size take out or catering. Featured on The Food Network. St. Simons’ Original BBQ Restaurant.

Zachry’s Seafood and Steak 415 Palisade Drive (near Exit 29 at I-95)

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Coastal Cuisine

St. Simons Island




The SandBar and Grill at the Oceanside Inn and Suites offers a wide selection of menu items and a fun atmosphere, with billiards and flat screen TVs to watch your favorite sports. Oceanside Inn and Suites offers a full size bar with a variety of tasty tropical drinks, perfect with homemade corn fritters or fresh Mahi Mahi.


701 Glynn Isles



Brunswick’s newest and best locally owned restaurant, Zachry’s Seafood & Steak features wild Georgia shrimp, oysters on the half shell, fresh seafood delivered daily, certified Angus beef, and much more. Daily lunch and dinner specials available, plus we offer a full service bar with happy hour Monday through Friday. Watch all of your favorite sporting events on our back porch. We also have live entertainment.


We offer genuine Japanese fare and Hibachi-style cuisine. Every dish is prepared using the freshest ingredients and the most flavorful seasonings. We offer a delightful children’s menu that every child is sure to enjoy.

Sabor Latino Café

Fins on the Beach

87 Ballard Plaza • Community Rd. & Old Jesup

200 Beachview Drive


Jekyll Island



Sabor Latino Cafe is a brand-new, authentic Latin restaurant serving the finest Latin cuisine that will satisfy even the most critical of taste buds. Your visit will take you on a trip to Central America and Mexico by way of our original dishes. But Sabor doesn’t stop there. As your palate dances, your feet and body join in as Sabor’s dance club gears up on Friday and Saturday nights. Dance the night away to salsa, merengue, bachatta and many other Latin rhythms. Featuring a VIP section, guest artists and local DJs, Sabor Latino Cafe is the Golden Isles’ premier location for the true Latin experience. The only thing missing from Sabor is you.

Jekyll Island visitors and residents alike have been anticipating a fresh new restaurant, designed to satisfy their every seafood craving and now they have it with Fins on the beach!

Buccaneer Club Restaurant I-95 Exit 58

The former Blackbeard’s Seafood Restaurant has been completely renovated and features a revamped and improved food and drink selection. The menu at Fins has been built from scratch to provide delicious flavors, unbeatable freshness and variety to please everyone. Enjoy signature dishes like the fried oyster bucket or the Key West salmon salad! What are you waiting for? Join us on the back deck, overlooking the beautiful Jekyll Island beach and ocean and try out this fun new place to dine!

dium coffee when you buy four medium or large coffees. or

Shucks Seafood Market 107 Altama Connector (next to Dan Vaden) Brunswick 912-265-5959

From live crabs to garlic crabs, funnel cakes and fried oreos, we are not your average market. Open Tuesday through Sunday, come by for some shuckin’ good food.

Crescent, GA 912-832-5171

Enjoy the finest seafood, steaks and spirits on Georgia’s Southern Coast! HWY 17 N. to Eulonia, then right and follow signs on HWY 57. You’ll be amazed at our huge portions featuring everything from gator tail & frog legs to BBQ ribs, shrimp salad and lobster tail. Try our Captain’s Dinner which includes deviled crab, flounder or trout, shrimp, scallops and oysters (in season), a tossed salad, french fries, and hushpuppies. Come see us for a meal to remember. We will satisfy!

Ramblers Bar & Grill

Fireside Café 1801 Frederica Rd Saint Simons Island 912-268-2330

Fireside Tex Mex Bar & Grill is a friendly neighborhood restaurant with a laid back atmosphere and great food! Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving pancakes, omelets , huevos rancheros, seafood, burgers, salads, burritos, tacos & quesadillas. Happy Hour is everyday from 2-7 serving $2.50 margaritas & house wines, $2 drafts and daily liquor specials. Outside deck seating available and large parties welcome!

120 Trade Street Brunswick 912-275-8121

Looking for generous portions at reasonable prices? Then make Ramblers Grill, next to the mall, your stop for quick & tasty lunches. Or dinner at night time with live entertainment. Our large & diverse menu includes half pound burgers, seafood, steaks, salads, wings, pasta and more! Look in The Brunswick News for weekly lunch and dinner specials at prices we promise you can’t beat. It’s all about Great food, Great drinks at Great prices at Ramblers Grill.

Achin’ 4 Bakin’ 1519 Newcastle Street Brunswick 912-264-BAKE (2253)

Achin’ 4 Bakin’, Historic Downtown Brunswick’s newest bakery/eatery, serves real New York bagels, bagel sandwiches, Danish, muffins, cookies, cupcakes, and Barnie’s Coffee and Tea Company. Specialty cakes, birthday cakes, event cakes, wedding cakes, pies, and cheesecakes may be special ordered. Join the Coffee Club and receive one free meJuly/Au gu st 2 0 1 1


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