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Spanky’s Beachside “the view from the beach”

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By Tommy Thompson

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The Tybee Breeze is a monthly publication that comes out on the 1st of each month and is available in racks & outdoor boxes throughout the island all month long. It is also available to view in its entirety to perspective visitors online, as well as, mailed out to subscribers all over the U.S. The deadline to advertise is by the 15th of the month prior. Our goal is to provide a fun & entertaining magazine for all ages. If you would like to contribute by writing a story, letter to the editor, suggesting a story, or advertising, contact us using the information above. By submitting photos to the Tybee Breeze, you are authorizing the Breeze to use, reproduce and display photographs. Some of the articles in the Tybee Breeze are fiction. Views expressed by writers are not necessarily those of the Tybee Breeze. The Tybee Breeze assumes no responsibility for typographical errors or omissions. All ads contained within the Tybee Breeze are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. The Tybee Breeze reserves the right to edit or refuse any articles or advertising submitted to this publication © 2011. All rights reserved. God Bless America!

“Change is the only constant in life” and “only those who embrace change will survive” The first quote is attributed to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus and the second to countless others. Spanky’s Beachside restaurant on Tybee, located on the Strand, has seen plenty of change in it’s twenty-plus years of operation on the Island and has embraced it and survives very well today. John Yarbrough, Spanky’s owner, customers in a fun environment. He has has been part of this family business most positioned Spanky’s Beachside as a family all of his life, he helped out at Spanky’s on restaurant that includes a bar as opposed to River Street from the age of twelve and a bar that serves food. Spanky’s menu has was seventeen when Spanky’s opened changed throughout the years, most recently it’s first Tybee location. The first Tybee adding some of the finest pasta dishes and Spanky’s was located in the area where seafood baskets to their menu, while hanging Marlin Monroe’s is now located. After onto favorites like spuds, hot bread and graduating from BC in 1988, he went off to cheese, and of course chicken fingers, since GA Southern with no express intention of they are famous for being the “home of the returning to the restaurant business after original chicken finger!” college. But after college he did go to work Being a father of three, he is sensitive at Spanky’s in Pooler with Tommy Gruber to the need for a family restaurant on Tybee and realized that he actually enjoyed the and also Spanky’s, as a business, is a willing restaurant business. John’s relationship participant in family related charity functions with Tommy goes way back. Tommy use on Tybee and in Savannah. Each year they to baby sit John when he was five, so he sponsor “Help Save One of Our Own” events grew up knowing him, working with him, to such as a golf tournament and Chili cook-off Tommy becoming one of his best friends. for the benefit of those with life threatening In 1994 John joined Spanky’s on illnesses. Tybee as an owner with Tommy Gruber, In addition to the company David Silverman, and his dad Dusty participation in community events, John Yarbrough. They moved Spanky’s from volunteers his time as a member of the its location next to the old Desoto Beach “Better Hometown Board” and credits his Hotel to the Strand in early 1998. A sighting participation with providing him with a of Tommy Gruber (pictured on the cover better understanding and relationships with with John) out here on Tybee is rare, but other businesses and the working of City he happened to be on his yearly 4th of July government. vacation on Tybee when the cover picture The success of Spanky’s on was taken! John credits some of our Tybee Tybee, according to John, is due to a great personalities such as: Becky Heflin, Jiggs management staff, chefs, wait-staff (many Watson, Tommy Barlow and Mike Hosti with that have been with Spanky’s for years) and welcoming and helping him change and the support he has received from friends embrace life on Tybee. and customers that keep coming back. John The name Spanky’s came from would like to credit Becky Heflin, Rusty the character Spanky of the “Our Gang” Yarbrough, Jeremy Frye, Chrissy Frye, children’s film series from the 1920’s through Andrew Poulos, David Jones and Joel Addis the 1940’s which, because of trademark for making Spanky’s what it is today. John rights, became “The Little Rascals” when has embraced the changes and challenges they were syndicated for television in the of high unemployment, rising gas prices and 1950’s. Spanky’s the restaurant even had the slowing economy and this year Spanky’s a little run-in with trademark rights due to had their best July 3rd ever…! naming some of their menu items after So if you’re on the south-end of “Our Gang”, “Little Rascals” characters in Tybee looking for a family friendly restaurant the early years, but this was resolved by stop in and see John and his gang. renaming the menu items without having to Remember: “If you’re lucky enough to live on change the restaurant name from Spanky’s. Tybee, you’re lucky enough…! John’s philosophy for his restaurant Tommy Thompson a writer, photographer and real is to provide great food and service for his estate consultant lives on Tybee Island.

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Keeping It Real Meet Don Ernst, the 27 year old, new to Tybee Don Ernst. He just bought the Subway on Tybee and there have been some changes to say the least! Don has worked for the Subway corporation for the last 4 years. He was quickly promoted to manager and managed the Subway in Savannah, and the one at Wal-Mart, before he decided that he was interested in owning a franchise. After training with Subway, he landed out here on Tybee, and you will be able to notice the changes the moment you walk in the door! Don is big on having friendly customer service, a clean restaurant, quality and freshness are number one on his list, he has brought back the famous $5 footlongs, and most importantly... Subway prices are back. Oh, and did I mention it was clean?! Stop by and meet Don, take in the ad on this page and he’ll give you a free fresh cookie! Marlin Monroe’s is the place to be on Sunday’s for the pig roasts. Michael Moody is there playing with the ocean as a backdrop, and look at all these trouble makers drinking Mojitos! Stop by the pier with t h e kids, Dizzy Dean h a s added some amusement rides! Starling is the newest member of the Sam Adam’s band, or so she thinks she is, they are kind of enough to let her play a song with them when they see her at Bernie’s. You can watch her video on the Tybee Breeze or the Tybee Church FaceBook page.

Karen Kelly is re-birthing the old Hunter House, and they will open in September or October. It is a Tybee Landmark and has been a inn, hotel & boarding house since the turn of the century. They are naming it the Beach View Bed & Breakfast because in the 50’s it was the Beach View Hotel. Stop by and see the renovations! Well Pirate Fest is almost here, so it is time to get in the mood! Amy Gaster gave pirate names to us. I’m Sassy Sword Sundi & Shannon is Marino the Mariner, but what about Starling & Asti? What’s your pirate name? “Be Breezy... You’re on Tybee Time!” ~Sassy Sword Sundi

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Shine For Scott By Alaina Loughridge Shine For Scott Reminder I very much hope you all, or y’all, read my article about Scott Walden in the June Breeze. If not, well shame on you. But, it’s not too late for you to get caught up. Scott passed from cancer, but not from our minds or hearts. His foundation, started by himself, his wife and several hard working people, are here to help. However, they need our help to help those that are in need. Mark your calendars please! September 17th from 1-11pm you need to be on the pier! There will be a raffle and an auction. Oh, did I mention the following bands will also be there? Michael Moody (of Wild Cherry fame) and who rocks out all on his own! Damon and the S****kickers Rock Candy The Vellotones Wesley Cook The Shadowboxers And more! Please come out and show your support for such an awesome cause. It may not happen to you, but it may happen to someone you know. Let’s kick cancer squarely in the ass & SHINE ON FOR SCOTT!!!!

By Michael D. Sullivan, Tybee Guy when the age came… when the age came we were left to dine with most of our lives, that somehow we knew. there in tunic and picnic bib, I saw the very swift in me slower, yet assured, a flow. I saw the dreams in me delicious and not dusty or yellowed. I saw the child in me undressing and holding my face, combing my hair, calling my name in rhyme. I became of the moment, became of the years, became of a kindness in me that I had not met, not touched yet warming and full of my smell. I held all the air in my lungs and breathed to the creation in me, breathed to my soul painted in the sky, fixed to my shadow, suspended in my face, birthing… when the age came, I landscaped, and there all who loved me shared a common table, a common whisper. we dined and reveled and sang. there could be no end, as I would tempt a return.

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Hello Tybee! As the dog days of summer are on the down swing we can look forward to Labor Day and some fall weather! Labor Day Beach Bash, sponsored by Tybee Fest on Sunday September 4th, should be a fun time for all! Labor Day Beach Bash will take place on the Tybee Pier and Pavilion from 7-11pm featuring live entertainment by the Swingin’ Medallions and a spectacular fireworks display after dark. The Swingin’ Medallions are known as “The Party Band of the South” and we’re excited to be welcoming them back to Tybee Island for another great performance! Here at the Tybee Island Tourism Council we are busy putting together our new Tybee Island Vacation Planner for 2012/2013 and selling some great advertising opportunities for the TybeeVisit.com website! We’ve gotten several new chamber members who will benefit from having their information in the new Tybee Vacation Planner and on TybeeVisit.com. This is a great opportunity being a member of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and a Tybee business owner because it gives you the advantage of being on the Savannah Chamber website and for hospitality businesses, VisitSavannah.com, and the Savannah Visitor’s Guide. The Georgia Governor’s Conference on tourism will take place September 11-14 up in Macon, Georgia. The theme of this year’s conference is, “Get Centered!” This is always a great conference with people from all over the state exchanging ideas and discussing challenges in our tourism industry. This year’s topics include: What can the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) do for you, the GDEcD co-op advertising program and Integrated Marketing to Promote Your Destination. An added component of the Georgia Governor’s Conference on Tourism is the addition in recent years of the Techno-Tourism Workshop which focuses on effective, cost efficient technology marketing to lure visitors to destinations and attractions in our state. This year’s Techno-Tourism Workshop will cover measuring the effectiveness of social media, emerging technology applications on the horizon and tourism best practices to include QR codes and augmented reality technology to enhance the visitor’s experience. This

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conference provides the Tybee Island Tourism Council with lots of great information to bring back and apply to our plans for the remainder of 2011 and into 2012. For more information, please go to www.georgiagtc.com. September will also bring us the Taste of Tybee which is another great event that has been moved from August to September 29th at the Tybee Island Pier. Please contact: Cally D’Angelo, at the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, 912-644-6459 for more information. The Tybee Island Tourism Council is very excited about our new video which we will be launching in August! The video highlights all the great things to do and see on Tybee while showcasing Tybee’s casual island persona. We’ll feature the video on TybeeVisit. com and social media to create a more interactive experience for our potential visitors to Tybee. Make it a great Tybee day! Lindsay Fruchtl, Lindsay@tybeevisit.com Vicky Buck, vbuck@tybeevisit.com

Tybee Island’s Most Recent Accolades: Top 10 Vacation Rental Hotspots for 2010 TripAdvisor Top 10 City Beaches in America AOL #1 Healthiest Beach in America Health Magazine “Readers’ Choice Best Beach” Georgia Magazine “Best One Tank Trip” Atlanta Journal Constitution “Best Beach Retreat” Creative Loafing Atlanta View the beach at Tybee on the beach cam! www.savannahcams.com/live-views/tybee-island/0 No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze


The Best Pork Roast Ever I was having a conversation with a friend last night about all the things you can do with pig meat (obviously a lengthy chat), anyway I eventually remarked how disappointing a big glamorous piece of meat the crown roast can turn out to be: expensive, hard to handle, and time consuming, with somewhat unpredictable spotty results. She agreed and started pointing out the advantages, or disadvantages, of center loin roast (crown), sirloin roast and 7-rib roast (also known as rib end roast, rib end pork loin, and pork loin end). She called it the “prime rib” of pork. I was soon to learn, that although the former two are more expensive, they contain less fat and connective tissue, and less flavor and moisture than the petite roast. Next time at the market I asked the butcher to cut me a 5 to 7 rib end pork loin with shallow slices between the ribs. He was glad to cut it and it looked great, meaty, fatty, bony and just the right size. I was excited to get cookin’. I had trouble trying to decide how I wanted to cook this baby! I remembered this really most authentic JERK recipe and decided it would be perfecto. Here is the best jerk marinade recipe for the best pork roast. You’ll need: 1/2 cup ground allspice 1/2+ cup brown sugar 6 - 8 garlic loves 4 - 6 scotch bonnet peppers (or equivalent, habanera) seeds left in for the daring 1 tbsp. ground thyme or 2 tbsp. fresh leaves 2 bunches scallions, rough chopped 1/2 tsp. nutmeg Soy sauce to moisten Put everything in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. This will keep “forever” in the fridge. Feel free to increase the garlic, and hot peppers. The recipe doubles and triples really well. Rub about 1/2 cup onto the roast and into the shallow slices. I recommend wearing latex gloves! Marinate overnight. If you are going to grill, use a low fire, wood charcoal is ideal. Turn several times until meat reaches 155 degrees, let stand 10 to 15 minutes before cutting into chops. The meat should be smoky pink and the skin nice and dark. I decided to experiment and roast in the oven (my grill sucks). Pre-heat the oven to 475 degrees. Place roast bone down in a shallow pan, add 1/2 inch of water or chicken stock and place in middle of oven. Roast for about 30 to 40 minutes and check temp. 155 degrees is what you are looking for, cook more if necessary. Once done, let stand for 20 minutes. Serve with sweet potato fries, slaw (like jicama), or grits and fried green tomatoes, or any side of your choice. Remember, this dish is extremely flavorful and aromatic and HOT AS HELL, so have LOTS of Red Stripe Beer! Hope you enjoy, Chef Espy Sighs or Moans ~ chefespy@bellsouth.net

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For a town that promotes itself as a better home town, we seem to shoot ourselves in the foot on a regular basis. Let me say this however. Chantel does an excellent job. Period. End of that story. But, tell me how we got into the situation of having a crosswalk, complete with a pedestrian median, on US 80 at a location that scares the crap out of drivers who make that final curve on the eastern end of the divided highway. Hell, we already had a wreck there before the project was even completed. Took out a chunk of curb before the concrete was even cured. I don’t know if a federal grant was involved, but one thing I know about grants is this: When the government doles out money in the form of a grant, they are in your pocket forever. We need to get our do-do together, especially at a time when government on all levels is over spending. And, what about the new bike racks? Can anyone explain to me the reasoning surrounding taking away more parking spaces for this foolishness in an area that is already so short of them? The one at 16th and Butler is a classic example. Here’s a place where folks park, run inside a store to pick up a few items, and then drive off. Where in the devil is the logic! One final thought on “community.” Why is it that the local business people who do so much for this island are somehow made out to be the bad guys. I can name a bunch of them who donate time, energy, and money for worthwhile causes and who don’t seek recognition and don’t get any. They are simply branded the enemy. Sounds so much like Obama it isn’t funny. Let’s make it a point to get back our home town pride. Screw the turtles. Let’s light up the south end and have a party. After all, this is a people island. Tybee Breeze

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are ready at the pharmacy than you get from friends wanting to get together for some fun. I’ve been sitting around thinking about what I like and don’t like. I don’t like to see people getting licked in the face by a dog. Ewww. I’ve seen where that tongue has been. Bleh! I don’t like seeing the In the summer when it’s really too hot to be really KFC commercial that has that guy with his hairy arms all productive, I just sit in the flour thats supposed to give the chicken its special and think. Well, “je ne sais quoi.” I hate to think that’s one of the secret sometimes, I just sit. herbs or spices. I don’t understand why radio stations play the Thinking can be hard work. Anyway, all these same group of songs over and over and over. And random things just pop usually they’re the songs I didn’t ever like when they into my head. Maybe were supposed to be hits. For crying out loud, there are all the great ideas and millions of songs to choose from. Heck, throw in a Frank inventions started this Sinatra and shake everybody up. Speaking of which. way. Like on a really hot night Why isn’t there a big band/Frank Sinatra/Johnny Mercer when Ben Franklin went out to type FM radio station anymore? That might help with all cool off in the rain and got struck by lightning. Or the road rage or at least calm my nerves since the traffic maybe when Edison got up during a really steamy hot (as you know) has been really irritating me this summer. Speaking of traffic (again). When I hear a traffic August night and tripped on something in the dark and report on the news that mentions a road closure, a mile thought why don’t I invent a light bulb. I’ve discovered a new sign to tell you that you’re marker, or an exit by number, that doesn’t help me one getting older. That’s when you get more calls confirming bit. For goodness sakes, tell me the name of the road or doctor and dental appointments or telling you your scripts where it goes. Telling me there’s a wreck at exit number 24 means nothing to me. What’s that the exit to?? It took me years to learn that Hwy 204 is Abercorn Extension out toward north Jacksonville. I’ve had a great idea for an addition to all tests that anyone must take for a driver’s license, a job, or even admission into college. DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMON SENSE? A simple YES/NO question. If the applicant cannot answer YES, then no license, no job, no school. Okay. I know everybody THINKS they have common sense, so it’s common sense that that question wouldn’t work. Did you notice that we don’t have four seasons anymore? There are only two: summer and winter. So, let’s just come up with new terms for our two seasons. How about sprummer and flinter? And finally, since I’m dreaming up new vocabulary, I’d like to share with you a term coined by some friends of mine to describe some of the tourists they have run into. Tourons. Those would be tourists who do not have the aforementioned common sense and behave like MORONS. (Please be advised that all tourists are not morons and all morons are not tourists.) I’d like to add the following terms: Bikerons, Walkerons, Joggerons. No translations needed. Right? So til next month, stay cool and be ever grateful to the person who in a flash of genius when he was sitting and thinking came up with the idea for air conditioning.

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Judy O’Neill has written for the Breeze for the past eight years. She was named “Best Local Columnist” at the 2008 and 2006 Breezy Awards and “Best Local Real Estate Agent” at the 2005 Awards. Judy and her husband John have lived on Tybee since 1983 and own Tybee Island Realty. She can be reached for comment at tybeechick@aol.com.

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“Peaceful Journey” By Carolyn Jurick

On behalf of the Tybee Island Charter School, I would like to thank the citizens of Tybee for their support as we try to get a school on Tybee. As most of you know, we pulled the petition from going to the board, which puts off the beginning of the school for another year. Most of the problems with the petition could have been fixed within a two week extension. Two problems that could not have been fixed were the facility and the finances. We are anxiously waiting to hear what the problem with the facility is. It was stated in the letter from Savannah-Chatham County Public School System that the facility wasn’t adequate. We thought that perhaps the problem was having too many grades. We asked for fewer grades, but we are still being told that the facility is not adequate. We are asking for details as to why the facility isn’t adequate. We expect to have that information by August 15. We need a bigger grassroots effort from Tybee for fundraising for the school as we prepare a petition that will be accepted by the Savannah Chatham Public School System. We need to show we have support from Tybee in every way possible. The expenses so far for the school have totaled over $1500. These expenses include: incorporation, application for a non-profit organization, legal fees, and copying of petitions, binders and cd’s for the Savannah-Chatham School System in March and again in May. If you are interested in helping, receiving information, making contributions, or if you have ideas for fundraisers, etc., please contact us at tybeeislandcharterschool@comcast.net or Tybee Island Charter School, 1105 Laurel Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328. Parents -- if you are interested in having your children attend the school, please get involved. We need you! It will be a quality public school which will focus on environmental and biological education.

Thank you.

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Samuel Adams and I were having lunch at my house. Dedra and Rebekah were with us and we were working on Bar Church over lunch…meaning that we are excited about the Sunday morning service at the Windrose on Tybee every Sunday at 10:30. It is an incredible worship experience for those of us who can use a little more … church. It’s in a bar with votive candles with good live music. And the community of believers … well … they are something. The core value that binds the believers is … “I screwed up … you screwed up … God loves us anyway … so let’s love each other … which is what God said to do in the first place.” After all … God is love. And if we want God… then we dive into love. So we’re sitting here working on logos and messaging and wondering why Julia is part of this when we take a break. I grab a beer and walk outside on my deck which is a peaceful place for me. A block away is a sad little holy dock that keeps me grounded. And there is this dog, Goddess … named after God … who loves me unconditionally. It’s been hotter than hell for days on end. Yet I sit. Here and there are clouds … thunders claps in the distance … salt hangs in the air … the ocean sings over there. Staring at a thousand shades of green, I look inside of the house and they are all still excitedly working over Bar Church. I sit here listening to the choirs of birds singing hymns, the kisses of God in the breeze, and the love of friends inside. It’s as holy as it gets. Take a moment today and be kissed by God. You gotta stop and be quiet and still for moment. Give yourself to that moment. Then you can deal with whatev’s. See you at Bar Church. Micheal Elliott, M.Div., M.S.W. President & CEO Micheal Elliott Enterprises, LLC P.O. Box 2428, Savannah, GA 31402 Phone: 912-450-0120 Fax: 912-450-0121 Tybee Breeze

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The Tybee Island YMCA/Recreation has been Under 4 to Under 12, doing a lot with the community and its members coached by some this summer! The YEEPIES have had a blast going of the best on the on trips like The island. Hurry in and Savannah Movie register now before Tour and seeing rosters are full! (really, the movie Larry they will fill.) Crowne. Each week they get together to If soccer’s not yo u r i s go eat lunch and child’s thing then how play cards at the Y. about some tennis. The Y is offering summer/ They are a young fall tennis lessons as well. Registration for both is hearted group who is always looking for a good going on NOW!! time. Mark your calendars. The Y will be hosting a Summer Day Camp volleyball tournament this August as well! Please has been quite the hit check our website www.ymcaofcoastalga.org for all this summer. The Y the details and registration information. The summer has had more kids than ever before, record setting has been hot and busy and the Y has been going numbers to be exact. Everyday is filled with fun strong. If you would like to get strong or stronger games and activities. They are never bored with yourself come in and speak with Leah about a painting, games in the gym, swimming, the park, membership. We offer new member orientations and more. Has your child ever played Slimy Twister so you can learn how to properly use the fitness equipment. If you are only in for or DripDripDrop? Well send the week, that is not a problem, them to camp and they will. The we offer guest passes and honor Y has a great staff that is ready the AWAY program. to take on the day to ensure your kids have fun! Alice Kohler, The Tybee Y and its entire staff Caleb Grimm, Matt Phillips and are committed to providing Mary Smith have been working the highest level of fitness and with day camp this summer and recreational programs to Tybee are some of the best counselors Island, and we hope we are doing a camp could have so if you see this daily with all we do and offer! a yellow shirt bolt by you, that’s If you have any suggestions or one of our counselors…, tell ideas for new programs now’s them GREAT JOB! the time to let us know. Please email Haley Hill at haley.hill@ It’s hard to believe and sad to ymcaofcoastalga.org. She is say, summer is halfway over, working hard to offer new and and everyone knows what that exciting programs, competitions, means. Its time for SOCCER! fitness challenges and classes This fall the Tybee Y will have a this fall/winter so let her know full line up of soccer teams, from 14

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Tybee Branch Library 405 Butler Avenue, Tybee Island Phone: 912-786-7733 Fax: 912-786-7734 Hours: Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays 2-6; Tuesdays 10-8; Wednesdays 10-6 Branch Manager: Laurel Beecher Powers Check out the new arrivals at your Tybee Branch of Live Oak Public Libraries: Fiction “Back of Beyond,” by C.J.Box “Bannon Brothers: Trust,” by Janet Dailey “Betrayal of Trust, by J. A. Jance “Burnt Mountain,” by Ann Rivers Siddon “Cold Vengeance,” by Douglas Preston “Dick Francis’s Gamble,” by Felix Francis “Full Black,” by Brad Thor “The Ideal Man,” by Julie Garwood “Never Knowing,” by Chevy Stevens “The Night Train,” by Clyde Edgerton “Portrait of a Spy,” by Daniel Silva “Retribution,” by Sherrilyn Kenyon “Victory and Honor,” by W.E.B. Griffin Nonfiction “The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck,” by Ron Clark “Found: A Daughter’s Journey Home,” by Tatum O’Neal “Living Large in Lean Times,” by Clark Howard “Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate,” by Juan Williams “Of Thee I Zing,” by Laura Ingraham “Prime Time,” by Jane Fonda “The Real Girl Next Door,” by Denise Richards “The Secrets of the FBI,” by Ronald Kessler “Sex on the Moon,” by Ben Mezrich “The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole who Infiltrated the CIA,” by Joby Warrick To check availability of any of these titles, visit our online catalog at www.liveoakpl.org. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

SEA TURTLE RELEASE AUGUST 4TH AT THE TYBEE PIER FROM 1-3p! The time has finally come for the Burton 4H Center to release our loggerhead sea turtle, Clover. We are SO excited that everyone rallied around Clover to get her a satellite transmitter. All of the donation buckets around town brought in close to $600! The rest was raised at our Open Houses and by generous donations from local businesses. We really want to thank everyone for your overwhelming support. It’s humbling to see the community come together so we can track a Tybee turtle! To the best of my knowledge, this will be the first time that a sea turtle born on Tybee will be tracked. By the time this article is published Clover will have a transmitter attached to her carapace (her top shell). This transmitter will GPS her location while she travels in the Atlantic. We are anticipating that it will keep track of her for approximately one year. As Clover travels, her GPS locations will be automatically uploaded on www.seaturtle.org. Anyone can visit the website and click on “Track a Turtle” and find the link for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center (who is graciously allowing Clover to be on their page) and find Clover’s name. You will see a map of the east coast, along with GPS locations showing when and where Clover has travelled. We are hoping that her release and tracking her will provide a tremendous and unique opportunity for sea turtle education and conservation. Since the website is public, anyone in the world can view her movements and use that information to educate others about the sea turtle life cycle and how we can help protect them from harm. Tybee Breeze

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d`Estaing anchored off Tybee for two months during the siege of Savannah by the French and American forces. In the War Between the States, Federal troops erected batteries here for the reduction of nearby Fort Pulaski. Troops were trained on Tybee Island during both World Wars. Erected: 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-62.) Location: 32° 1.307′ N, 80° 50.664′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Meddin Drive, on the right when traveling north. Located at Fort Screven parking lot opposite the Tybee Island Lighthouse. The Georgia Historical Commission was an organization created by the U.S. state of Georgia for purposes of historic preservation. The Georgia legislature created the commission in February 1951 to promote and increase knowledge and understanding of the history of Georgia. The commission also gained national recognition as a pioneer in state historic preservation. The commission’s other major work was erecting some 1,800 historical markers. In 1973, Governor Jimmy Carter’s governmental reorganization dissolved the 22 years old commission. The successful agency’s dissolution has caused controversy and bitterness on the works but much of commission’s work has remained as the Department of Natural Resources took over the commission’s functions and maintains most of the sites and museums, and the Georgia Historical Society took over the marker program. The responsibility of maintaining several sites now belongs to local groups.

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Inscription: Tybee Island was named by the Indians who came from the interior to hunt and fish. Settled since the beginning of the colony of Georgia, it was the scene in 1775 of the first capture by the first Provincial vessel commissioned by any Congress in America for naval warfare in the Revolution, when a Georgia schooner captured an armed British vessel laden with military stores. In 1776 the royal Governor, Sir James Wright, broke his parol [sic] and escaped to a British man of war in Tybee Roads. The Council of Safety ordered all Tybee houses sheltering British officers and Tories destroyed and a raid on the Island by the Patriot forces accomplished this purpose. In 1779 a large French fleet under Count

Renee’ DeRossett and Kim Trammell brought The Wizard of Oz to Tybee Island, and the play was a huge success! This was a great play for the whole family to see! Glory Padgett played Dorothy and she was fantastic! The Wicked Witch was played by Kim, the Cowardly Lion by Renee’, the Scarecrow by Adam Rich, the Tin Man by Bob Fulton, Glinda the Good Witch by Christy Wilson, Toto by Poppy Shumpka, and Burke Day played the Wizard of Oz; all gave fantastic performances. Tybee truly has got talent.

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Mayor’s Report for 1908, Part 1

At its meeting of July 9, 1909, Mayor Lovell long achievement report several articles back.] I know many of you readers are wondering presented his annual report to Council on Town why Council and I go on and on with such a trivial accomplishments during the preceding year. “As usual our year’s work started with matter as sidewalks. I can explain. Maybe. First we need all to be reminded that in repairing plank walks, those at Estill Station [vicinity of Hwy 80 and Byers Street] being first put in order, 1908 the road to Tybee was still 15 years off, almost then Tilton Avenue [one block north of Hwy 80 which everyone came and left Tybee on the train, and very was called 1st Street in those days – and still is by few if any cars would have been on the island. If some. Tilton Ave is no longer in existence], First, you wanted to go to the beach, see a friend, buy Second, Eighth, Seventeenth Streets, Inlet both food, go to the club, church, dance, or an exciting wings [don’t know what this means] of Chatham Council meeting and you didn’t have a horse, Avenue. The walk in rear of the Colony [?] was bike, or wheeled cart, you walked. And with no air practically rebuilt, and the walks on Inlet Ave and conditioning and most people there in the summer, Chatham Ave West required considerable work. On you did not stay inside; you went out - and walked. Seventeenth Street we took up 465 ft of the plank Thus walkways were very important and the Town walk, replacing it with a 3 foot wide cinder walk, worked very hard keeping them up. Second, as I’ve complained in past articles which was later covered with gravel. “By decision of Council, 15th St. was opened and promised to stop (I lied), Clerk of Council F.T. from Main St to the beach, a distance of 881 ft. Storer’s penmanship is terrible and only gets worse From Main St. was put down 384 ft of gravel walk as he ages. I don’t know what he is writing until I 8 ft wide, and 497 feet of board walk 7 ft wide. To have spent a great deal of time deciphering enough the cost of this walk, $100 was contributed by Hotel words to make sense of what he’s talking about, which sends me back to change some of the earlier Tybee. “From 15th St Walk, South to the board walk words I had guessed at. After all this effort, I’m not through Bohans south end property, we built a 7 ft about to not use what I have discovered, even if Plank Walk, connecting Hotel Tybee and South End some of it is tres boring. We’ll continue with Mayor Lovell’s exciting Hotel, a distance of 360 ft. This work was built on the strand and the entire cost was paid by Hotel report next month. Tybee and South End Hotel, with the understanding Bernie Goode has been writing for the Breeze for four years. it was to be the property of the Town of Tybee. Readers with questions or comments are encouraged to write “A 5 ft gravel walk 1513 ft long was put Bernie at berniegoode@gmail.com down on Main Street connecting northward with the gravel walk ending just South of the Fresh Air Home. This is the most appreciated work of the year as it connected up and completed the walk along Main Street from Town Hall to inlet [now Back River], and at a place where there had never been a walk of any kind before, although hundreds of people passed on this space daily, from the Atlantic Club [8th and Main] north to a point opposite the Town Hall a distance of 1728 feet a 5 ft gravel walk replaced the old plank walk. In the construction of all gravel walks, all planks from plank walks were used as curbing [I think “forms” would be a better word today since I’m pretty sure these “gravel” walks were actually concrete walks – see Mayor Lovell’s 17 Tybee Breeze No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze


Summer Fishing Report

beachfront and heads of the sounds. Most of our fish have been in the 3 to 7 pound range. They like shrimp and minnows. Get down get funky and get ready to Triple Tail is a seasonal fish that catch fish! Hot summer months along shows up in May and exit in September the Georgia Coast mean an opportunity and are very good table fair. I like to to catch a wide variety of fish in and refer to them as giant saltwater brim near shore. The rivers, creeks and on steroids. They can be found floating sounds are teeming with baits for you (drifting) near tide lines just beneath to choose from. Shrimp, minnows, the surface of the water near shore or mullet, pogies, crabs and pinfish are all on tidal flats inshore. When sight fishing plentiful. Whether you net, trap or buy for Triple Tail zig zag and cover some your bait it’s all very easy to come by in ground on the big motor along tide the summer months. lines and check out buoys, markers and Trout have been hard to come by again this year due to back to back Lacey with a nice 7lb Black Drum other structure. Even crab pot buoys (Little BFB) will hold a floater. I catch a lot of fish harsh winters here in the south. I on the first of the ebb tide fishing deep have had a little better catch this year around markers with traditional trout compared to last and expect a good fall rigs. When sight fishing use a small bite as the water temperatures begin popping cork with a short leader. They to fall in late September. My best bites will eat a variety of baits, but I like a big have come on high water drops using live shrimp. live shrimp. Remember that the lady Spanish mackerel can be found near fish and trout will school together. Our shore and around the jetties this time of favorite artificial bait for trout is a DOA This was Austin’s biggest fish ever! the year, just look for the birds working. shrimp under a popping cork. Redfish stocks look good this year even with the The old silver spoon gets it done most every time, but added pressures from the lack of trout. This year’s young when they are on you can catch um on an old shoe. Don’t forget about the sharks, Bonnet heads rat reds have shown up in good numbers and are about 11 to 12 inches long and should be released with care. and sharp nose are the most prevalent. We like the big Big boys can be caught on the flats and at the rock jetties. 4 foot mama bonnet heads in late summer. They are We have had some nice fish this week in the 8 to 11 fat and strong as a bull and kids and adults alike have a pound range. The little guys prefer shrimp and minnows blast with them on our light tackle rigs. Nothing but live while the big boys like cut mullet, crabs and pogies, but shrimp and crabs for bait. That about tells the summer time inshore fishing will eat just about anything when feeding. Artificial baits are doing well which include Bass Assassin flip tail shad, story for now, thanks, and I’ll see ya in the river. Gulp’s latest ghost shrimp and jerk shad, all fished with Capt. Stan a weighted weedless hook. Flounder have really been the success story About the Captain mainly for two reasons: fewer big shrimp boats dragging Captain Stan Allen (alias Fred) nowadays and they winter offshore so the cold didn’t owns & operates Marshland Inshore whack um. The boys gigging are having a good year Fishing Adventures, a local guide service that runs out of Chimney Creek Marina and we have had a banner year with the rods as well. (The Crab Shack), on Tybee Island. Captain Most of these fish have been between 12 and 17 inches Stan has been a Tybee resident for over 28 years. with a few door mats along the way. Mud minnows are Stan is a professional redfish angler for the favorite bait with small finger mullet and shrimp a www.Skinnywaterproducts.com and a pro staff close second. Bass Assassin and Gulp jerk baits fished member at www.power-pole.com. Contact info: 912-786-5943 ~ www.marshlandadventures.com weedless catch um as well. E-mail captstans@bellsouth.net. Black drum have also been pulling on our lines this summer. We have caught fish at the jetties,

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Dear Fran, I like that little rescue island Tybee has put in the middle of Highway 80 close to all the shops and the Miley Church. I do have one suggestion. I think somebody needs to put a little bench on that thing because just about nobody will stop to let the poor stranded people get across the other two lanes. Just saying, Safety Conscious Dear Safety, Interesting idea. How about a little water cooler too? That new pedestrian cross was really needed, but I’m holding my breath just waiting to see how it works. I think a stop light at Byers and Hwy 80 should be next. Drive safely, Fran Dear Fran, Is it okay to feed a barking dog gum or taffy to try to glue his mouth shut? My neighbor leaves for a while and his dog barks the whole time he’s gone. I can’t take it much longer. HELP! Big Bow Wow Dear BBW, It’s worth a try. But have you thought about just how you’re going to get to the dog and how you’re going to offer him those chewy treats and if you’ll be trespassing and if you’ll come away with all your appendages still attached? Trying to help, Fran Dear Fran, Why are those things called Pedi cabs? Why aren’t they called Bikey cabs? Curious, Blonde N. Proud Dear Blonde, Really? Are you truly asking me this? Well, actually, I don’t know for sure. BUT, I think it has to do with PEDALS, and feet, as in you pedal a bike which involves using your feet. You know, kinda like when you get a pedicure. It’s not called a TOE-a-cure. That’s my story, Fran

it was all just a test. My purpose in writing is to ask if the City of Tybee would foot the cleaning bill for my clothes and, more importantly, pay for some new underwear for me. As you might imagine, I had to throw away the undies I was wearing. Duck and cover, Rosie Cheeks Dear Rosie, Sorry about your scare. Those sirens can be a bit of a shock if you’re really near them. I don’t think the City can help you with your clothing problems. However, when I hear those tests on the first Wednesday of every month at noon, I always look around to make sure I’m not in some remake of THE TIME MACHINE and need to escape the Morlocks and help the Eloi. Where are Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimieux when you need them? All Clear, Fran

Dear Fran, I’ve discovered a new way to prepare food. I just wrap some ribs in foil, stick them outside in the HOT sun and heavy smoke we’ve had so much of this summer, and, ta-da! Slow smoked ribs without all the fuss. It could work, Smokey Summers Dear Smokey, Do NOT invite me over for one of your cookouts. NO. It could NOT work. Can you say salmonella? Don’t even try it, Fran You can write me anytime you like at FranVanFlanders@aol.com

Dear Fran, Last month I visited Tybee and was taking a nice stroll around the Park near the fire station when suddenly there were all these air raid sirens going off everywhere. I immediately hit the dirt and covered my head. Imagine my relief when I heard No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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The Tybee Island Wedding Chapel has enjoyed some amazing weddings! We now have bookings for 2012 and 2013! How exciting for Tybee. Earlier in June and July we hosted two breakfasts in the chapel so that everyone who had not been in the chapel could come by and enjoy a tour. The attendance was good and it was our pleasure to show off our facility and answer lots of questions. Ray Anaya, and I are planning a Grand Opening

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which involves a contest for 5 free active duty military weddings. The contest began a few days ago and will end in early August. If you know any active duty military in good standing with their branch of service that are planning a wedding please ask them to check this opportunity out. We are not allowed to award a wedding to anyone that we know personally because it is considered inappropriate. In August we are hosting our first Cabaret, featuring Haviland Stillwell and Steven Jamail. It is our first musical and the tickets are available through The Post Theatre as a fund raiser. It will be held on August 21, one show at 4pm and another in the evening. For Haviland Stillwell more info: see the event section for this issue of the Breeze or visit www. tybeeposttheater. For org. ticketed events: savannahboxoffice. or com 912.525.5050. Our first Tybee “Teddy Bear” Tea Party will be in Steven Jamail December. It is an opportunity for the younger family members to bring their teddy bear for tea at the chapel on December 1, 2011 from 3-5 p.m. Each child will complete painting a piece of china with name and date. My friend, Suzanne Painter, will be hosting this fund raiser for The Post Theatre. Suzanne’s Georgia World Organization of Porcelain Painters is active on Tybee year round. She loves Tybee so much that she wanted to give back to our island with this unique event at the chapel. We look forward to her return with her illustrious artists from around the world in February and March. If you want to plan a special event or host a holiday party please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you around Tybee. Stacye and Lannie Jarrell No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze


Experience Luxury, Oceanfront Style

Tybee and want to return with family and friends. The fall season is going to be better than in years past (thank goodness). As locals we try to be patient with the traffic and remember that our island needs the busy season to remain in business year round. Lannie and I have taken time out of our schedule to ride jet skis and work in the yard. Summer is flying by and we need to take time to enjoy it. Lannie and I have enjoyed watching the birds along the Back River. The painted buntings are back as well as the wood storks. We look forward to seeing you around Tybee.

Georgia Magazine wrote the most amazing article about Tybee Island. We got the cover page and a full 4 page article with fabulous photographs. Please let us know if you want a copy of the magazine or we will be happy to provide you the link so that you may add it to your web site or keep it on hand to just look at the wonderful article in years to come. Many local businesses were featured and the story of how our island is trying to get out of the recession is the main focus of the article. The staff of Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, LLC has been really busy with Guests from all over the world. This summer has been our busiest one yet and everyone just loves Tybee! First time Guests are wowed by our Southern hospitality and down September to earth beauty of our island. Our staff tries to Art Show encourage Guests to shop, rent a kayak, take a and Sale dolphin tour and just experience our island. September 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2011 It is great to see our barrier islands being explored Friday - Preview & Opening Reception from 6 -9 pm. by eco friendly Guests. Kayaking, canoeing and Saturday & Sunday - 10 am to 6 pm windsurfing seem to be on the rise. It was great “Endless Summer� Paintings, Prints, Stained Glass, Photography, being on a barrier island on a quiet Sunday Sculpture, Jewelry, Fiber Art and Notecards afternoon watching Mac Kitchens kite boarding while our friends were grilling out and taking their Tybee Arts Association Center at #7 Cedarwood Ave. (between the Tybee Lighthouse and the Post Theater) grandchildren shelling and swimming. Enjoy the art, music, demonstrations, and light refreshments! Our restaurants and shops are enjoying a brisk business. It is great to see the smiles on our Guests For more info, please go to www.tybeearts.org or call (912) 786-5920. faces when they tell us about how much they love No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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Fat Tire and Optimus Prime By Alaina Loughridge So I am sitting on my front porch with a couple of friends. It was late. Beer in hand. All of a sudden I hear BeeGee say “What in the name of all that is holy is that?” I turn my head to see Optimus Prime coming down 14th Street! Whaaaat? An apparition of jaw dropping proportion is cruising the boulevard. 10 people are pedaling their happy butts down the road…. On the same machine! There is a bar in the middle of them. RIGHT ON!!! Exercise and alcohol! One of my favorite things!! Optimus Prime or Savannah Slow Ride is the brain child of Samantha Meier and her hubby Keith Snyder. Sam was in Milwaukee, WI and saw O.P driving down the avenue. Right then and there she decided she wanted that. Thankfully, Keith is an engineer. Between the two of them Savannah Slow Ride was created. What you’re looking at is 10 pedal spots with 5 non-pedal spots (so totally disabled person friendly). You got yourself a sober driver that steers and breaks. Between the cycling seats is a bar. Need a bartender? Got your back. Just bring booze and you will get a fabulous scenic tour around the south end, a kick butt sound system, and just a really good time. Savannah Slow Ride is not just about booze though. It is an excellent opportunity to get your butt out and about. See some island and get your heart rate above 10. You can hire them privately or hop on solo. Planning a church outing or bachelorette party? Done. You want to decorate The Prime? Sure. Optimus (which I totally stole from someone on my front porch when this apparition of fabulousness appeared out of the darkness) is based in Savannah, but can be located at Fat Tire Bikes. Fat Tire is owned and operated by Jason Dubuque. Situated on the cornerish of 14th & Butler, Fat Tire offers sales, rentals, and repairs of bikes. They also have scooter rentals at a very reasonable price. Need a fat beach cruiser? Cup holder? Bike lock? Accoutrements & sundries? Got you! Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm you can get tired up (in a good way:) More information is available on both Savannah Slow Ride and Fat Tire on FaceBook. Lacking a computer? Stop by Fat Tire and Jason will hold your hand and help you out. Lazy, but have a telephone? Slow Ride can be reached at 912-414-5634. Fat Tire at 912-786-4013. Either or, they can get you on the road in style. Whether you be lazy or Tour De France you are guaranteed to have a good time whether you want to or not!

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Tybee here we come… Several times we have had regular guests that get the “Tybee Fever” and the end result is that they move here. It’s happened again and we will welcome Tamara and Emily to our friendly island the end of this month. This has happened several times before and we always feel responsible for their ensuing happiness. At least the first year that they are here we ask regularly if they are ok, homesick or happy. Welcome!! Comments: You are caring hosts and made our 5 night stay easy and comfortable, spiced with good stories at the table and on the porch. We loved being able to walk to the sand and sea and fun at the North Beach Grill. And we enjoyed a giant 5-star rain storm! Thank you so much, we will see you again soon! Kathy and Ian, Alexandra, VA Our Honeymoon stay with you was absolutely perfect! Thank you for being such wonderful and gracious hosts. We have been refreshed and inspired and will return soon. Johnny and Amy, Atlanta, GA Thank you both for creating new memories and new friendships. John and Marsha, Nashville, Arkansas Adorable Bed and Breakfast! We had a wonderful time! John and Lindsay, Jackson, MS Thank you so much! We had a wonderful time. Rick and Diane, Chicago, IL Dear Ms. Susie and Grandpa Stuart, Thank you SO for letting me and my family stay here! I had an awesome time!!! Ruby and the Gang, Memphis, TN

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Sunburn Revisited

sun’s rays. For those who don’t always protect themselves Hi again! Hope everyone benefitted from the appropriately, let’s address information on jellyfish stings last month. This month’s treatment of sunburn. The topic, sunburn, is very important, because you CAN mildest form of sunburn enjoy the beach without abusing your skin. I have is a first-degree burn. These burns are red, seen some TERRIBLE sunburns this summer Prevention of sunburn is the key. Use of have some peeling appropriate sunscreens and protective clothing are and are best treated extremely important to protect your skin from the with topical creams and harm of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. The long-term lotions that moisturize and sooth the skin. These ramifications of excessive sun exposure without the normally heal in a matter of just a few days. Secondproper protection can be devastating: early aging and degree sunburns are those that blister and can be skin cancers being the worst. It has always amazed a medical emergency if a large enough area of the me that people who seem to be the vainest about skin is affected. It is best to NOT break open these their appearance are the sun gods and goddesses. blisters as this can delay healing and open up routes But as they grow older, ever notice how they look a for infection. With severe second degree burns, lot older than their peers? You’ve got it! The long- and burns associated with headache, chills or fever, term effects of sun exposure can definitely take their medical care should be sought immediately. We have toll on skin softness, complexion and, yes, I’m saying everything necessary to treat these kinds of burns it, increased wrinkles! Combining sun exposure with at Tybee Urgent Care, 24 hours a day and 7 days a tobacco abuse and be prepared to look twenty years week! Remember, every time you burn or tan, you older than your non-smoking, sun-protecting pals in a are damaging your skin. This increases your risk of all hurry! So how do you prevent over exposure? Sun types of skin cancer and these risks accumulate over screens and blocks are very effective at allowing a lifetime. So cover up and slather on that SPF! You’ll many enjoyable hours of beautiful beach time without enjoy Tybee so much more without a sunburn! getting burned. Don’t forget to use a water-resistant Until next month, be safe and stay healthy! product if you plan on enjoying the water. Protective Tybee Urgent Care and The Tybee Beach Doc clothing, wide-brimmed hats and those trusty beach umbrellas also will do the trick. And parents please protect your kids! I am so disappointed at the number of children I see at the beach without appropriate sun protection. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recognizes 6 skin categories with Skin Type I always burning easily to skin type VI never burning and essentially sun-insensitive skin. Regardless of where you are in this scheme, the AAD recommends using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30 and reapplying it AT LEAST every 2 hours. And remember: don’t just use sunscreen on sunny days. On cloudy days, approximately 80% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays penetrate the clouds and sand reflects 25% of the No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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By Julia Pearce On the beach, under the full moon at Fort Screven crossover, Tybee residents J a n e Bridges and Alan Lewis were married. It was surreal and sublime. Jane was dressed in a lovely flowing white dress with daisy head crown and Alan was cool and handsome in white linen. After the nuptials the guests where served wedding cake and champagne by the moonlight. Comer Varnedoe Meadows Immel and Sissy Levy were among Tybee’s A-List guests present at Jane and Alan’s wedding. Readers may recall Comer herself is a newlywed, having married The Rev. Otto Immel in a stunning ceremony 10 and months ago. Betsy Will Strong were also guests and enjoyed a romantic moonlit evening. Julian is back in town. He has been leaving town over the past several weekends. Work or pleasure? Julian is one of the most eligible bachelors on the island. Attention!!! Single mature ladies get on the ball and give him a reason to stay home. Patti and Peter are also back. They have two homes. One on Tybee and the other in Stockbridge. Which one do you think they like best? It is always good to see them. It was a treat to see Ann on the Marlin M o n r o e ’ s deck enjoying the Sunday sunshine with her friend Kelly. Michael Moody was in excellent form with the music, and everyone is relieved that beautiful Marian Moody is recovering from a recent medical scare.

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Speaking of excellent form, Linda Helms was also on the MM deck. Her leg is healed and she looks great. Linda has been through a lot lately, but she has come through in fine shape. Her EX has not faired as well, he needs to reconsider; but she doesn’t! Weed Wacking Daniel and Tybee mogul Lou were sharing business keys of success. Lou has recently returned to the Quarter, the mystery is why he left in the first place… Breezy minds want to know! My money is that Tommy Barlow was involved. Who has Tommy not offended? Please raise your hands class! Dirty Dan was hanging out in his bright pink flip-flops with matching shirt. Real men wear flowery shoes. Roma, Al and Natalie w e r e sharing a kissing moment. It is amazing what the heat does to people. Have you seen Roma’s new eyewear? She looks like she belongs on South Beach... that would be Tybee’s South Beach. Al said she looks like a big fly. Stop by the bored meeting and judge for yourself; meeting starts at 11am-? ‘down front’ at Fannies 365 days. This is a rare sighting Jack & Sandy out together. Sandy looks wonderful and Tybee’s Jack Nicholson (looka-like) is a blessed man to have such a bride. Speaking of rare sightings, Julia Strickland was out and about with Larry. They are old Tybee, from the Desoto days (the real Desoto). Julia maybe old Tybee, but she looks like new money. Julia is as beautiful as ever. On a hot summer day Claire was styling in a cute yellow dress with matching accessories. Benny and Rose were gracious and beautiful as No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze


they hosted JR’s Birthday party. Molly gave JR a wonderful surprise 70th Birthday party at Benny’s aka the center of the Universe. The surprise guests were JR’s sister and brother-inlaw. Dr. Alice Gerber, Samantha Claar and Jim Riley hosted a two day art show in July. The show featured eleven Tybee Art Association members; refreshments were served including wine, which was very nice. If you missed it, no worries, mark your calendars the next show is Labor Day Weekend. Contact Sherri Simmons with any questions. At the Art Show Rebecca Rice was finishing a painting “Donkey Moon” which will become an album cover for a local band. Mary Lou Vandenburg was painting a part

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of the backdrop for the local production of The Wizard of OZ. Early one Saturday Ester & Aaron Bushbaum were bargain hunting at St. Michael’s Thrift shop. Aaron was a civil rights attorney and Ester is his faithful wife. Aaron thank you for your contributions to justice and equity in the world. Thomas and Melanie Fitzgibbon are fraternal twins. Thomas is the one with the whiskers. How many Tybee Twins are out there? Tybee Breeze would like to know. Contact me 912-786-5523. Big news Sissy Levy turns 70 on August 3rd. 70 is the new 50! Check out her face...she has had a nip & tuck, and she looks fabulous. The surgeon who did the work is retiring. Sissy is his masterpiece. Julia Pearce has written for the Tybee Breeze for six years. She is a spiritualist & Key Reader. She performs marriages, funerals & blessings (house, boat, office, car, etc.) You can contact her directly at ebonyhag@aol.com. Ms. Julia Spiritual consultations 414-0809.

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Tybee Marine Rescue Mission Reports By Joey Solomon Public Information Officer

June - July Boat taking on water on Little Tybee. Mission Type: Scramble

This was a typical scramble mission, almost dark and lots of confusion. It didn’t help that within 2 minutes of scrambling us they also dispatched the Fire Dept. Rescue Boat for a swimmer stranded on the bar on the south end. Keeping focused on our task we had a boat on scene within minutes and picked 2 adults and 3 children out of the surf about half way to Wassaw sound. With the incoming tide our “seasoned” Capt. was able to find the gap in the breakers in darkness and bring everyone home via “the ditch” and not take the beating required to enter Wassaw sound. Everyone was back to the Crab Shack in a little over an hour. When asked about the boat Capt. Lex replied, “don’t know….never saw it.” That should have been the end of this story… But I have to tell the “rest” of the story. The next day Lex was contacted by the boat owner looking for a ride back to his craft, and explained that “none of the commercial assistance companies could respond on this tide this morning,” and he needed desperately to retrieve some gear abandoned in the wreckage. He didn’t mind waiting a couple of days to retrieve it, but he needed to retrieve some valuables he hoped he could find. Lex put his afternoon on hold and returned in daylight to find the boat. After finding it the owner quickly opened a compartment and began cheering… Both of their wedding rings were SAFE! They had removed them to enjoy swimming with their kids. Nice job Lex… you made us look good again!!!!!

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The God Abouts Senior Adult Ministry The God Abouts Senior Adult Ministry of Chapel by the Sea Baptist Church, Tybee Island, held their July meeting Tuesday, July 19th at noon. The theme of the meeting was “Carnival Time” and the Fellowship Hall was gaily decorated for the occasion. The delicious meal of hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, baked beans, and a fabulous ice cream sundae bar was provided by the ministry. Wayne Turner and Billy Meeks entertained the 112 attendees. The next meeting of The God Abouts will be Tuesday, September 20th at noon. The theme will be County/Wester n and everyone is encouraged to wear their best country/ western outfit. The lunch will be furnished by the ministry with entertainment by Eddie B and Friends. Everyone is invited to attend. The God Abouts meet at Chapel by the Sea on the 3rd Tuesday at 12pm of each month. Be a Friend . . . Make a Friend . . . Bring a Friend For more info., contact Betty or Jurell Davis 912-897-2364. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze


at night. You would be surprised to see how bright a television is from the beach. Flashlights on the beach at night are not only a huge deterrent for nesting females, but also a disturbance to hatchlings as they emerge from the nest and head to towards the ocean. Even the smallest light from a flashlight can cause a hatchling to turn and crawl in a direction away from the ocean. Using a red filtered flashlight will reduce the light pollution on the beach. A red filtered flashlight can be purchased or made by coloring the lens of a regular flashlight with a red Sharpie marker. You will need to color several layers to make sure the lens is dark enough. What else can you do to help our turtles? After you visit the beach, clean up your area. This involves taking with you all the items you brought to the beach with you. Including canopy tents, beach chairs and umbrellas. A nesting female was disturbed this season with debris left on the beach near 2nd Avenue. When you leave the beach make sure to flatten any sand castles you built or fill any holes you dug. These obstacles cab cause a female to abort nesting or a hatchling to become stuck on its journey. Please also pick up your trash! Trash left on the beach will possibly end up in the ocean where it can become a “food” item for sea creatures including our beloved sea turtles.

Wow! What a tremendous sea turtle season we are having this year. At the time of writing, there are 1,693 sea turtle nests along the Georgia coast. The 2010 season brought the highest year on record with 1,771 nests total. We very well could suppress that amount by the time nesting ends towards the end of August. Tybee is having a high season so far. To date we have seven loggerhead sea turtle nests. This amount is more than double the amount of nests we had by the end of June last year. Mid July through the first of August tends to be a busy nesting time for us. I expect to see our nest totals increase by the time females complete nesting by the end of August. Tybee’s first nest was laid on May 25 and should begin hatching by the third week in July. By the end of July, nest two and three should reach their hatching window. The average incubation period is 50-60 days. With the high temperatures we have had, the incubation period could be shorter. For more info on sea turtles or the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project please visit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center! The center is located at 1510 Strand Avenue. If you wish to donate, please call (912)786-5917, or visit www. tybeemsc.org. If you are interested in volunteering with the Sea Turtle Project, please contact the Center or send me an email at Tammy@TybeeMarine Science.org.

Only July 7, a loggerhead sea turtle crawl was discovered under the Tybee pier! This was exciting to us because the pier is usually avoided by nesting females due to light issues and activities around the pier. During the off season, the Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department installed turtle friendly lighting on the pier. In addition to those lights, the large, bright, overhead lights have been turned off during the sea turtle season. The season runs from May 1 to October 31. Although the female that visited the area in early July did not leave any eggs, this visit shows that the light changes made at the pier have had an effect on darkening our beach. Darkening the beach on Tybee is a goal of the Tybee Sea Turtle Project. There are several ways that residents and visitors can help reach that goal. Turn off all outside lighting, including porch lights and landscape lighting, especially if you are located near the beach side of the island. Close your window blinds and/or curtains No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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Adventures of Steve & Jan Fox June 1, 2011 - Our next stop was at a KOA in Rock Island, IL. Rock Island is near the northwest corner of the state. The campground had a nice pool and hot tub and, although it rained, we relaxed a bit, did the final repairs on the RV leak, and loaded up on supplies. A camper there had one of the original GMC class A RVs. GM stopped making these well over twenty years ago. This one had residential size appliances inside and the entertainment center had a small reel to reel player. It’s pretty cool that, although definitely? We passed through a number of large farms on the way to Amana, IA, our current stop. On one stretch of a few miles, windmills had been erected to power the farms. It was nice to see innovation being used. Each farm had from two to four windmills. We passed another large wind farm closer to Amana that powers more than 30,000 homes according to the literature I read. Although in reality only a small percentage, it seemed that quite a bit of farm land was under water from all of the storms and snow melt in this part of the country. Most of this land had been plowed and seeded (mainly with corn) before being submerged. T h e campground is part of a sixty acre relatively flat field, mostly unused. There is a lot of room and a lot of grass. Molly spent much of the afternoon outside after we arrived. A field in the distance has a windmill (the old fashioned kind) and pasture and is a great view. We have fairly high speed internet as a bonus. Overall, the campground is perfect.

Amana was settled by mostly German religious refugees from New York in the mid 1800s as a commune of sorts. The members set up a number of businesses (meat and smoke shop, general stores, blacksmith shop, furniture and carpentry shop, wineries, mills, and such). Some still are in operation and many of the original buildings remain. Amana actually is called the Amana colonies and consists of seven different villages connected by a 17 mile loop. We visited part of one today and will see three others tomorrow before leaving for our next destination. Amana also is home for the Amana (now Whirlpool) appliance factory.

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June 8, 2011 - Our next stop was an RV park in Clear Creek, MN. There were a lot of high winds and the drive there was slow going. The park was just ok. With the wind and rain, we never put out our awning and had to do all of our cooking indoors. We stayed two days and spent part of one visiting the town, which is next to a large and quite beautiful lake. From there we stayed three nights at the very nice KOA just outside of Jordan, MN, which is about 30 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul, passing two more wind farms and lots of large farms on the way. The drive was quite scenic but, as we have found in much of MN and preceding states, the roads are in rough shape. We were very impressed with Minneapolis. The skyline is beautiful, the city is clean, and there are quite a number of bicyclers and joggers. We walked the Stone Arch Bridge, which was a railroad bridge built in the 1800s that served Burlington Northern trains until the mid 1960s. The city has preserved it as a walking, jogging, riding path and it offers a great view of the Mississippi and some of the old flour mills that were located in the area. There is a man made waterfall of about 20 feet adjacent to the start of the bridge. It was built to power turbines, which provided all of the power to run the mills (no outside power sources were needed). The mill business was very competitive and there were 20 of various sizes at one point or another. The three major mills were General Mills, Pillsbury, and Gold Medal (once the largest flour mill in the world). All had multiple and immense grain silos. The Gold Medal mill was destroyed in a fire in the mid-sixties, though the silos remain intact. The offices and other buildings have since been converted to lofts. The Pillsbury mill was on the other side of the river (and is relatively intact), so I imagine there was a lot of competition between the two. The General Mills building is no longer visible. If you are interested in more info you can visit this site: http://www. millcitymuseum.org/museum-minneapolis-riverfront. Hydro electric power generation has since been added to the falls. We also saw the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, which is owned and operated by the University of MN. This is the most immense garden we have ever seen, comprising more than 1,000 acres.

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had a tram that traveled the road, so we bought tickets. The driver gave a great presentation. The photo above shows a garden built above a building to catch and use rain runoff. For you Monty Python fans, they did have a small group of Larches. Our last visit was to the Science Museum in St. Paul, where the King Tut exhibit is currently on display. It included artifacts from a number of Pharaohs and other dignitaries taken from tombs over the years spread across three rooms and ended with three rooms of Tut artifacts from his tomb. Jan and I have wanted to see this exhibit for a long time but, while interesting, we were disappointed that more artifacts weren’t there to see. Driving back we passed an area of lofts and apartments that we designated Yuppyville, where everyone is a rebel but everything is the same. Some of the stranger museums we have had the opportunity to see but haven’t (due to distance and/ or weather) include: National Museum of Surveying in Springfield, IL; Grout Museum in Waterloo, Iowa; Spam Museum in Austin, MN (Monty Python fans should look this up on the web); The temperature reached 102 degrees yesterday in Minneapolis, the highest temperature in 28 years. The humidity is fairly low, however. The record was the talk of the day all over the radio and television. If only they knew how hot in can get on Tybee . . . We left the KOA this morning and, after an oil change in our RV, traveled over some pretty beat up roads to the Lake Shore RV Park in Ortonville, MN, which is on Big Stone Lake and is close to the border with South Dakota. This is a nice, rural park with lots of room. Our site is about 40 yards from the Big Stone Lake and we have a great view. The north end of the lake is on the north-south continental divide. The land in this area has boulders scattered here and there. In a few spots there are areas where rock outcroppings protrude from the land. I am not sure what prehistoric developments produced these but they seem to be just in this one area of MN. I was hoping to go to the Big Stone Lake State Park for some hiking and boulder research, but the rain prevented it. We have encountered rain at least half of the days we have spent on this road trip, so hiking and bicycling have been pretty limited so far. June 11, 2011 - We arrived at Indian Creek State Park in Mobridge, SD this afternoon. Our site is close to the lake and we have lots of room. We will be here until Monday, and then it’s off to the Sturgis area for an extended stay.

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The weather cleared as we traveled but it is supposed to rain the next three days. I will get some hiking in if weather permits. There are railroad tracks nearby and can hear the occasional train. We have been lucky in that many of the places we have stayed so far are close to active tracks. The drive here was interesting. There was a lot of farm land but, unlike the parts of Iowa and Minnesota we have traveled so far, most were dairies and ranches. As we have seen before, there has been a lot of rain and runoff and some of the land is under water. Creeks and lakes appear to be full and we passed by one area where most of the houses, barns, and outbuildings were flooded on their first floor. The water appeared to be as much as three or four feet above door level. Fortunately, it wasn’t a very populated area and comprised maybe thirty or forty buildings. Still, it was a shame that this sort of thing happens. Also fortunately, some of the buildings were on somewhat higher ground, although the water was pretty close to intruding on them as well. We also passed some areas where the trees were all dead, we think from the roots being submerged in water. We also passed by three ethanol refineries. They are pretty small as refineries go – grain (corn) silos, smaller than expected buildings to refine in, and lots of train cars to carry the product and waste away. A number of gas stations sell E-85 (85% ethanol fuel) in addition to regular gas. The E-85 is priced $.80 to $1.00 less than regular, so our tax dollars are apparently subsidizing the difference. Most stations in the mid-west sell mid-grade with 10% ethanol and regular without, probably for farm machinery that doesn’t tolerate ethanol well. The ethanol is always less expensive. More subsidies? We encountered road construction a mile short of Roscoe and had to take a not very well marked detour. The detour consisted of 5 miles on a dirt county road, 4 miles on another dirt county road, and five miles on a paved county road. We have passed by other dirt roads as well. Apparently, they don’t pave a lot of their roads in SD. Many parking lots are dirt as well, so that seems to be the norm here. A fishing tournament finished today here at the park and there are lots of boats and lots of fish. Jan cooked some steaks over a camp fire for dinner and they were great. June 12, 2011 - It turned out to be a pretty nice day today. I hiked the paths and Jan rearranged everything in the RV and the Element. The one problem with traveling in a small RV is that things can get cluttered pretty fast, so arrangement is an ongoing process. The wind blowing the prairie grass in the hills looks much like waves in the ocean. It’s really beautiful. We hope all is well with you and I will send another update soon. Steve and Jan Tybee Breeze

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I read sometime ago about Asian cockroaches that are very similar to German roaches but known to harbor outside. I encountered a situation of this type recently nesting in an area laden with pine straw and had started to travel into a nearby storage unit. They are treated accordingly as bait was not formidable for this kind. The treatment was successful for control and none have been spotted since.

American cockroach Oriental Cockroach The American cockroach is the Oriental roaches are another most common in our area of all the outside pest and are very abundant in outside and inside house pests. secluded areas such as basements, (Slang name – Palmetto bug.) They meter boxes and drains. They are can harbor in damp warm areas also occasional invaders in our area outdoors and are know to fly. of the home. They as the American These insects are mainly night cockroach can occur inside when feeders and are attracted to moist precipitation has been an issue. The areas and fermenting food. male breed is similar in appearance of The small ray of light that you the American cockroach. The females are see in the day coming through is also light brownish red and appear to have a banded the light these insects see from outside at night and is a perfect drawing card for them to have access shield on their back. into the home. Cracks and crevices are passages Smokey Banded Cockroach to the home, such as windows, doorways, plumbing They are typically an outdoor pest mainly found chases and electrical openings. Reducing cluttered in our southern states and as far west as Texas. boxes, stored paper products, and proper caulking They can be found in wood piles, flower plants, oak around structural areas, also repairing water and palm trees and any vacant structure. They are leakage places, as well as, plumbing, electrical attracted to light and are know to be strong filers. fixtures and wall voids should be properly sealed with grout, caulking, or common sealant foam. Brown banded cockroach Another prevention is to replace older weather Brown banded cockroaches are better suited in a stripping around doorways which can be a number drier environment unlike the German cockroach. one point of access. They prefer dark crack and crevice areas and can harbor throughout many places of any structural German cockroach abode, unlike so many other types of cockroaches German roaches can be ½ to 5/8 inches in diameter. that frequent a more confined space. They are the most common in the United States. Their nesting habits are mainly in the kitchen and Note: As pine straw, woodchips, straw, mulch and bathroom areas, as these are convenient water rock enhance the exterior of our homes, these source places. They also are attracted to warmer factors can be retention for moisture in which most areas such as water heaters, phones, electrical of these insects need to survive and breed in. This outlets, stoves, and dishwashers. They can also can be an important outside issue that should be frequent refrigerator pan holds, furniture, trash addressed when administering a general pesticide areas, and anywhere of the like where food or inside as well as outside of the home for prevention moisture is available. to control and alleviate their preserve. These insects are known to be travelers as Until next time - Let’s work the bugs out! in bags, boxes and used appliances. They can travel Johnny “the bugman” Herald - Cox Pest Control in any complex through wall voids and plumbing openings. In many situations we use glue boards sparsely in kitchens and commercial businesses as a monitoring tool to keep in check the activity in-between visits for evaluation. Gel, paste or dry baits have been very effective in the control of these insects. Moist, hot conditions can break down the application of any pesticide residual in a short time. Thus a chosen formulation should be used. 30

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Here it is August and it’s been a great summer so far. For the Legion this is also when we start reminding everyone that it’s membership renewal time. Our new Legion year began July first, so try to take care of your renewal the next time you’re in the Post. For those of you who may not know, American Legion membership is open to any veteran who has served during a time of conflict. Becoming a Legionnaire gives us more ways to continue “Serving America.” We work closely with the VA’s Voluntary Services Program; assist needy children and families; and we assist deserving high school students with scholarship funds. There are also Americanism Programs such as; Boys/Girls State; high school oratorical competitions; and flag education. Here at Tybee we are actively participating in the project for the “Tybee Island, Circle of Freedom” Veteran’s War Memorial which is a tribute to all veteran’s who gave their lives for the American ideals of Justice, Freedom, Democracy and Loyalty. For the past fifty years we’ve had an annual

Easter egg hunt for kids on the Island, and the great steak dinners on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. If you aren’t a veteran you can still belong by joining the Sons of the American Legion, or Auxiliary, if an immediate member of your family was a veteran. We continue to look for new members. If you’re interested in the Legion, Ladies Auxiliary or Sons of the Legion call the Post (786-5356) for information. Bingo is on Fridays at 8pm. Cards go on sale at 7:15pm. Horseshoes will be Saturday evenings at 7pm with sign-in starting at 6:30. Both events are open to the public and everyone is invited to participate. The Legion and Auxiliary meet on the second Monday of the month, with social hour (and food) starting at 6pm and the meeting at 7pm. The Sons of the Legion meet on the third Monday at 7pm. As always, Linda or Patti will have the canteen open at 5pm every day except Sunday. We close on Sundays unless there is a special event.

Hello Auxiliary Members and Breeze readers. What a month! And Post 154 extends a HUGH THANK YOU to Past President Kaye Dowell, Past Secretary Belinda Flanagan, and Second Vice President Marlene Tomlinson, for their many accomplishments and the strides our auxiliary has made under their leadership. And we will have many more good times. The new officers were installed and they are Liz Lee President, First Vice President Anita Woodward, Second Vice President Debbie Motes, Secretary Mimi Pinner, Treasure Lynn Marston, Sergeant at Arms Lillian Brown and

Historian Vivian Austin. To all members that helped with Jimmy Kehoe’s Memorial thank you so much good food and fellowship. The White Elephant Christmas Party was a HOOT; everyone had a great time and again lots of good food. And if you have not joined our legion family, you are welcomed. The Auxiliary and Sons of Legions are helping with the Live/Silent Auction on August 27, 6-10pm. The money will benefit the Legion and our many community projects. If you would like to make a donation, something new please contact one of our members or just come and have a great time. 31 Tybee Breeze

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Tybee’s French Connection By Bonnie Nesbitt It all began 25 years ago when Bonnie and Larry Nesbitt responded to a newspaper article asking for North Carolina families to host French students for a summer. Xavier Lievre, 17, spent a summer with them and their 3 children, who were 16, 7 and 4, in Charlotte, NC. Through the years, they exchanged Christmas notes and gifts. The Nesbitt children became adults and so did Xavier. Last October, Bonnie and Larry headed to Europe with four Tybee friends; the last stop for the Nesbitts was Paris. They stayed with Xavier’s family; Sophie (his wife), and three children, Thomas (pronounced Toma), 12, Eduard, 10, and Violette, 6. The Lievre’s live in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower and according to the Nesbitts it is a view that can only be matched by those we all love on Tybee Island. The Lievres showed the Nesbitts Paris in a way that only Tybeeans can show-off Tybee! It was an experience they will never forget. They had a wonderful reunion and there was a special connection between the two families.

THE LIGHTHOUSE! Tybee’s own Paul Jackson, whose grandfather was the last keeper of the lighthouse, gave the Nesbitts and the Lievres a tour of the lighthouse and Head Lightkeeper’s Cottage like only someone who lived there could! FIREWORKS! Of course, Thomas already knew the meaning of the Fourth of July...the French stood with us during the Revolutionary War. FISHING! Thomas earned the nickname Sharkie...the other Nesbitt grandsons are known as Sting Ray, Polliwog and Jellyfish. ANIMALS! The ones on Oatland Island, that is! All of the Nesbitts and Thomas headed to that lesser known Jekyll Island’s water park, Kennedy Space Center and to witness the last Space Shuttle Launch. When asked about his trip to the States, Sharkie, aka Thomas, said that the Shuttle Launch and Surf Camp will always be special memories. The Nesbitts want to thank all of their Tybee friends and everyone else who made this a special memory for Thomas Lievre. The Nesbitts look forward to the promised visit by the entire Lievre family to Tybee. Tybee Island and all of the Nesbitts look forward to the next chapter of this French Connection.

But, it doesn’t end there! June 25, Xavier brought his 12-year old son, Thomas, for a visit with the Nesbitts on Tybee. Xavier spent 3 short days on Tybee, reconnecting with the Nesbitt’s oldest son, Michael, who is now 41. Xavier returned to Paris, where he and his wife are both attorneys, and left his son Thomas to enjoy 2 weeks with his American, and now, Tybee “family.” Two of the Nesbitt grandsons, John, 10, and Joey, 6, were on island to welcome their new French “brother.” The Nesbitt’s other son and his wife, Rob and Amanda of Huntersville, NC, added to the celebration by coming for the 4th of July weekend. So how do the Nesbitts show off Tybee and our great American neck-of-the-woods? SURFING! Thomas and John are now surfers, thanks to the Tybee YMCA Surf Camp. Bonnie and Larry were very impressed with the counselors and instructors who, amazingly, had more than 30 campers all surfing by the end of the week!

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Hot Time in the Summer! By Debbie Brady Robinson It’s summertime on Tybee; the fish are jumpin’’ and the river is high... The beach is crowded, and the parking is low! … And the people are here in droves! It’s hot - it’s summer, and everyone wants to be at the beach! Our little 2 1/2 mile long, by 3/4 mile wide, island has definitely been re-discovered! Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, (we) the Atlantic Beacon Gallery, and Hall of Frames custom framing, closed our doors on Tuesdays; and locked up at least by 7PM during the summer - but those days are gone! The people are here, and they are strolling and shopping well into the evenings; so we’re here to make their destination a little more pleasurable - albeit, culinary or visual art; everyone wants a little “Local FLAIR!” Facing the challenges of being a caregiver for a loved one is never easy; especially when trying to run a small business - not to mention making an effort to be creative and productive, too! It has been difficult, these past few years; serious illness in this writer/artist/proprietor’s family - coupled with the GREAT Recession - a double whammy that couldn’t have culminated at a more inopportune time! Perseverance, a great staff, hard work and dedication (I dare say) have pulled us through! The Atlantic Beacon Gallery, and Hall of Frames, is thriving and packed full of locally and regionally created art and gift items; unique and different, of the finest quality and absolutely something for everyone; From the magnificent impressionist oil paintings, by the great Marcos Blahove - to delightfully whimsical, handcrafted, mermaid dolls (AMERICAN MADE, the island way), and everything in between! There is genuinely something for everyone to be found at the Atlantic Beacon Gallery! And to make your shopping experience as effortless as possible, we have extended our summer, weekend, and holiday hours. Open 7 Days a week; from 10AM - 6PM Monday and Tuesday, and from 10AM -9PM Wednesday through Sunday! Our extended hours makes it easy for any and everybody to come on out and shop for some great local art, the absolute most unique and exquisite gifts - not to mention some great custom framing by master framer, Mark Robinson and staff! Though our posted No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

hours reflect a closing time of 9PM, it’s rare - if ever, that we actually close on time! Always delighted to see our locals, as well as new and faithful patrons (season after season) for thirteen years - we never throw anybody out! And boy, are our Artists prepared - bring in on, ya’ll! All 100 have genuinely been working long and hard to have great, locally created (AMERICAN MADE, the island way) art and gifts to tantalize and tempt; it’s “SIMPLY IRRISTIBLE!” Boasting 100 Local and Regional artists; twelve wall artists (two photographers, and the rest of us are painters), ten jewelers, seven potters, five stained glass artists, three sculptors, two mosaic artists, the wonderful and the whimsical… just too great to describe! Ya’ll come see; you‘re gonna‘ love us! Debbie Brady Robinson, Voted Tybee’s Best Local Artist, along with her husband and custom framer, Mark D. Robinson, own and operate the Atlantic Beacon Gallery and Hall of Frames custom frame shop on Tybee Island. Located at 1604 Butler Ave., on the south end of the island, (at Hwy 80’s End), Debbie and Mark invite you to drop by for a visually stimulating taste of Tybee; ‘AMERICAN MADE, The Island Way!’ Contact info: atlanticbeacon@aol.com, or 912 786-9386; and keep up with Atlantic Beacon Gallery happenings and events on Facebook!

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A-J’s DOCKSIDE Are you looking for a great place to eat that’s on the water where you can enjoy some of the finest food on the island? A place where you can kickback, relax & enjoy your favorite beverage while watching the dolphins play in the back-river? A place where you can watch some of the best sunsets North of Mallory Square? Come to 1315 Chatham Ave. on the back-river. We’re just the place you’re looking for. Voted Best Outdoor Dining & Best Martini 2010! Live Entertainment Fri., Sat & Sun. Call 912-786-9533 for info. Ask about nightly dinner & drink specials. Happy Hour Daily 5-7pm. AMERICAN LEGION Each week we have line dancing on Wed. 7pm, Bingo on Fri. 8pm & horseshoes on Sat. 7pm. Voted Best Overall Bar 2009 & Best Margarita 2010! 912786-5356 for info. BERNIE’S OYSTER HOUSE We off a variety of food: sandwiches, chowders & seafood. We have a full service bar. Come join us & try one of our famous Mason Jar Bloody Mary’s. Join us on our outdoor patio. We have T-shirts, koozies & shot glasses. Thur-Sat 6-10pm live music. Happy Hour Mon-Thur 4-7pm, 50¢ oysters (raw only) & 12oz. draft beer for $2. We have a great staff that is always ready to please. Voted Best Bloody Mary 2008 & 2009 & Best Karaoke 2010! Samuel Adams Band every Fri. & Sat. Call 912-786-5100 for take-out & more info. If you are in Historic Savannah, stop & visit our other Bernie's at 115 E. River St. Benny’s Tavern The Coldest Beer in America! Tue. open pool tables. Wed. pool tournament w/Chris 7:30pm. Sat. pool tournament at 2:30pm w/ Ms. Molly. Tue & Thur locals night happy hour 8-10pm. Karaoke Thur - Sun w/CWL Entertainment. Bo & Nikki are in the kitchen-call for specials! Come party w/some of Tybee’s characters: Tess, Linda, Rita, Joanne, Bobbie & Chris. Free Wi-Fi. Voted Coldest Beer

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2008-2010! It’s a Tybee Thang! Beach Resort, the award winning 1517 Butler Ave/Downtown Tybee Dolphin Reef Restaurant & Sports 912-786-0121. Bar is the perfect place for you, your family & friends to relax Breakfast Club & enjoy a breathtaking view of Winner of 20 consecutive “Best the Atlantic Ocean along with a Breakfast” awards. Free wireless/ superb American cuisine with an purchase. We are centrally located emphasis on fresh seafood. Upon in the heart of the commercial your arrival you will be treated to a district at 15th & Butler. trendy, unique underwater themed ambiance which will make your Burton’s by the Beach dining experience memorable. Be Burton’s Burrito’s are THE sure to try their all-you-can-eat BEST!!! Free Wi-Fi. Hand Dipped Tybee beachside buffet on Fri. & Ice Cream, Milkshakes, Malts, Sat. nights. After an enjoyable meal Floats, Sundaes, Fresh Squeezed you can relax & catch the game or Lemonade, and Children’s Menu. race on one of their many high-def Check out our Website! www. TV’s in the Seaside Sports Bar. burtonsbythebeach.com. Open 7 Happy hour everyday from 3-7pm. days a week 11am-10pm. 1605 Dolphin Reef is the perfect location Inlet Ave. 912-786-9655 for your banquet, reception, or other special event & is open daily for CoCo’s Sunset Grille breakfast, lunch & dinner. The only Located at Lazaretto Creek Marina thing more spectacular than their next to Captain Mike’s Dolphin food is the view. Adventure. Open everyday for lunch at 11am. Dine on the roof FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH top deck while watching the shrimp Celebrating 18 years of food, fun boats return with our daily catch. & spirits...Oceanfront! You can’t Celebrate sunset every evening miss the pink roofed restaurant with a toast at the bar when the on Strand near 17th St. (3 stories Conch Horn blows. Live music high) 2 open-air decks in the sky every Sat. night; Turtle Races every for an incredible beachfront view. Wed. starting just after sunset (21 Voted Best Sunday Brunch & over); Crab Races the first Tue. & Bloody Mary 2010! And of the month starting at 6pm for we boast the best frozen drinks on kids followed by an adult version in Tybee...you can bet your Fannie! the bar & Bar-Game Sun. with fun Live music is Thur. 7-10pm with games & prizes all afternoon. With Randy “Hatman” Smith. We’re open a short trip from the dock to the for lunch & dinner everyday. 912restaurant, seafood doesn’t get any 786-6109 for take-outs. fresher than this! Check us out at www.CoCosSunsetGrille.com 912- HUC-A-POO’S “Where the Mind & Spirits Meet!” 786-7810. Open daily for lunch & dinner DOC’S BAR 10:30am-until. Located off Hwy. 80 Live music Fri. & Sat. 9pm - till, Sun. in the shops at Tybee Oaks. Mon. 6-10pm. Tue. $1.50 domestic beer. nights we have darts! Join us Wed. Sun. nights Shag contest. Great nights for corn-hole tournaments, food & good fun! Beach, Boogie, sign-up 7-7:30pm. Live Music Fri. Blues & Buffett music. Doc’s Bar is & Sat. nights (depending on who’s the oldest bar on Tybee, and still the here). Voted Best Pizza, center of the universe. Celebrating Best Place to Listen to Live our 63rd anniversary. Voted Music & Best Overall Bar Best Place to Listen to Live 2010! 912-786-5900. Music 2009 & Best Local Musician Roy Swindelle LIGHTHOUSE PIZZA 2010! Find us on Facebook. www. We make our pizzas with our own docsbartybee.com “authentic Tybee dough,” thin crust or hand-tossed, made fresh daily & DOLPHIN REEF RESTAURANT topped with your choice of toppings. Located in the Ocean Plaza Open noon-11pm everyday & open

late Fri. & Sat. 15 Tybrisa St. Delivery for Tybee only. 786-9874. MACELWEE’S SEAFOOD Looking for the place to watch ships sail? Join us at MacElwee’s where the freshest seafood is prepared to order. The view is great from our porch & the entertainment is priceless. Local beer battered shrimp & steaming buckets of oysters are just the start of a fun packed visit. Children are always welcome & the Trout Treasures (kid’s fish dinner) is the most requested item. If it’s steaks or chicken the land lover in your group craves we offer hand-cut rib-eyes, filets & a grilled chicken breast or better yet chicken fingers. Nothing pre-battered or pre-cooked in our kitchen. Chef Greg offers a pasta special & local catch daily. We strive to provide the service you expect at the prices you can afford. No reservations needed. Voted Best Restaurant Service 2008-2010. Check us out at www. macelweesontybee.com for more info. We look forward to serving ya! QUARTER SPORTS BAR & GRILL “Tybee’s little local dump with a really big attitude.” Locally owned & operated since 1990. THE place to be for sports, food, fun and “Licka Drinks” on Tybee. Dish Network Satellite for those hard to find games. Pool tables, dart boards... and have I mentioned FOOD? From burgers to snow crabs, we’ve got it. Get here early for our Happy Hour Specials like $4 wings 4-7pm Mon-Fri. Raw & Steamed oysters by the dz. Open Mon-Sat 4pm-3am. That’s also the hours we cook, so early or late we’ve got you covered. See our menu in this magazine. Voted Best Burger 8 Years in a Row! Best Wings for 7 Years & Best Happy Hour 3 Years in a Row! Under 21 allowed until 9pm. For to-go orders call 912-786-8966. ROCK HOUSE We are open daily. Daily happy hour specials 5-7pm. CWL Karaoke every Sun 7pm, Mon 9pm, Tue 9pm. Fri. Every Thurs - East Coast Outlaw 4pm. Thur Aug 4 - TBA; Fri

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Aug 5 - Basik Lee (Dope Sandwich Productions) 10pm; Sat Aug 6 SOULS HARBOR w/ DJ XTREME 9pm; Thurs Aug 11 - Rock House Open Jam w/ Souls Harbor (acoustic) 10pm; Fri Aug 12 - Jacob & the GOOD PEOPLE 10pm; Sat Aug 13 - “Seductive Saturdays” w/ DJ Xtreme, Eryn Woods Hosts; Thurs Aug 18 - Uncrowned / Fur Elise / Aura 9pm; Fri Aug 19 MOTLEY CRUDE, a Motley Crue Tribute Band 10pm; Sat Aug 20 - “Seductive Saturdays” w/ DJ Xtreme 10pm; Thur Aug 25 - TBA; Fri Aug 26 - LIE / Artemia / Shotgun Opera / False Flag 9pm; Sat Aug 27 - “Seductive Saturdays” w/ DJ Xtreme 10pm. The Rock House is located@ 1518 Butler Ave on the corner of Tybrisa.

Best Seafood, Best Place to Watch Tybee Parades & Best Place to Watch UGA Play 2010! Come sit down with us in a comfortable & relaxed atmosphere on our outdoor deck that is the perfect place to watch bands, parades, and to people watch on Tybee. Or join us in our indoor ding room for even more comfort & fun. Live music 7 nights a week. July Live Entertainment Schedule: There are many favorites on our menu with a variety of seafood selections. Gift certificates make the perfect gift & are always available. Open 7 days a week 11am-until. 912-786-0209.

TOP SAIL BAR & GRILL “Island fusion with a little bit of Seoul.” Open 7 days a week 12pmTHE SAND BAR till. Live music on weekends. Great Tybee’s #1 night hotspot. Voted Sunset View. Daily Specials. 4 Old Best Jello Shots 2010! US Hwy. 80. 912-786-8686. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 5-8pm. We are open till 3am 7 days a week. TYBEE ISLAND SOCIAL CLUB Sand-a-licious kitchen is open Tue. Blues & Bingo on the porch till 2:45am. Sit out back on our 8pm featuring Eric Culberson! outside deck The Sand Trap. Mon. Hours are 11am-11pm Mon-Thur; is dart night. Tue & Thur it’s Texas- 11am to midnight Fri & Sat; 11amHold’em 8:30pm (daily prizes). 10pm Sun. Kitchen closes one hour Wed. ladies night & Crab Races. earlier. 1311 Butler Ave., 472-4044. We have foosball and pool tables. Strange things happen after dark; TYBEE TIME you might get lucky & see a show Cool off at Tybee Time! Specializing on our famous stripper’s pole. 1512 in frozen cocktails. Voted Best Butler Ave. www.sandbartybee. Daiquiri 2004-2010! We have com 786-8304. 10 different daiquiri machines. We have 13 TV’s! We are THE SPANKY’S BEACHSIDE HEADQUARTERS for all current Seafood, seafood and a lot sporting events! Every hour is more! You can’t imagine! Come happy at Tybee Time! Open 7 days in & check us out! Tybee’s Best noon-3am. 912-786-7150. Seafood (Shrimp, Grouper, Scallops & Mahi) fresh & local WINDROSE CAFE hand cut steaks, pasta, huge Celebrating 15 years! Thanks to all hand-pattied burgers & the biggest of our loyal customers, friends, and Chicken sandwich in Georgia! Call employees who have stuck with us for prices on our party platters & all all these years! We wouldn’t be here your catering needs. Our upstairs without you! Voted Best Cheap deck is open to rent for parties! Lunch 4 Years in a Row! Come & enjoy a great atmosphere Weekday Southern -Style lunches with the best Tybee has to offer in featuring: Mon-Chicken fried food & the friendliest staff on the chicken or meatloaf; Tue-Turkey island. Voted Best Family & dressing or Salisbury steak; Friendly Restaurant 2009 Wed-Pot Roast or fried pork chop; & 2010! Call 786-5520 for info. Thur-Southern fried chicken, liver, gizzards, or baked ham; Fri-BBQ STING RAY’S SEAFOOD pork plate; Sat & Sun homemade A local favorite! Tybee’s home for soups. We also have our regular blue crabs, beach music & beer! menu everyday including killer Come join us, you’ll be happy hamburgers, crab cakes, and you did, as the tradition continues much, much more! Kitchen opened with the Ray’s serving you with Sunday’s till midnight. Happy hour great pride their best & freshest Mon-Fri 4-7pm $1.50 draft beer, $2 award winning seafood. Voted domestic longnecks & $2.50 well

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two works under the direction of Tony award winning producer, Stuart Ostrow, at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts and his musical “Vote!” as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. www.stevenjamail. events com. For more info: www. Aug. 4, Thur. 7pm - Tybee tybeeposttheater.org. For ticketed Post Theater presents events: savannahboxoffice.com or Lee Tyler Post at All Saints’ 912.525.5050. Episcopal Church. Free, Donation Accepted. Lee Tyler Post is a upcoming events National Touring Artist whose style is a mix of Acoustic Soul, Roots Sept. 3, 8-10am, on the Rock Americana & Southern Pier- Tybee Throws a Fit. Blues. His lyrics convey stories of In 2009, Tybee Island, GA, was everyday people. “...Post’s sound named America’s Healthiest Beach is as much Springsteen and Van by Health Magazine. This year, Morrison as it is Otis Redding and Tybee Throws a Fit is being hosted Al Green: blue-collar heartland grit by TN girls: Crystal and Tera. With mixed with Motor City soul...” Lee participation from local fitness calls it “Rock ‘N’ Soul.” - The San enthusiasts, TN fitness instructors, Diego Troubadour and others, participants can share in a range of physical activities and Aug. 21, Sun. - Tybee Post learn easy ways to keep fit. Opening Theater presents a Cabaret team: Savannah State University with Haviland Stillwell and Marching Klassy Kitties Danceline. Steven Jamail. 4:30pm ($25), Crystal Honeycutt and Tera 7pm ($50 include after concert artist Wright: combo Kickboxing/sports reception) at The Tybee Wedding conditioning class; Tia Cassidy: Chapel. Tickets on sale now. The Yoga; Leah Conrad: Zumba; newly opened Tybee Wedding Jocelyn Geronimo:Piloxing; Betty Chapel provides the atmosphere as Rinaudo: Urban Striptease Haviland Stillwell and Steven Jamail perform a one-time-only event with Sept. 4th - Labor Day Haviland’s beautiful voice that is Beach Bash. Enjoy the ocean accompanied by Steven, an award- breezes, while live music fills the winning pianist. Haviland Stillwell air from the Tybee Island Pier & - An authentic Georgia peach, Pavilion. Come to the 4th Annual Haviland was born in Savannah. Labor Day Beach Bash featuring Broadway audiences know her from free live entertainment & fireworks the original revival casts of “Les – oceanfront! www.tybeefest.com. Miserables” and “ Fiddler on the Roof”, and on TV in Lifetime movie Oct. 6, - 7th Annual Tybee “The Client List” with Jennifer Love Island Pirate Festival. Hewitt and Cybill Shepard. Now Ahoy mates! Swashbucklers of based in Los Angeles, she regularly all ages will be converging on performs concerts there including Tybee Island to participate in the LA hotspots Eleven, Upright 7th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Cabaret, and Show at Barre. Fest, Columbus Day weekend. She also performed with Rosie Whether you’re discovering Pirate O’Donnell for her family cruises, Fest for the first time or you’re hosted the broadwayworld.com back again to join in the merriment show “Flirt.” www.havilandstillwell. this year will not disappoint. com. Steven Jamail - Harper’s Featuring a Pirate Victory Parade, Guild award-winning composer Live Entertainment, Costume Steven Jamail recently premiered Contests, Children’s Activities his concert feature “No Ordinary and the Thieves Market filled with Monday” under the direction of treasures, grog and grub! Marc Bruni at the Hudson Terrace in New York City. His musical, My Life Oct. 6, Thurs. 7-11pm Today, was commissioned by Rosie Swashbucklers Bash. O’Donnell’s charity, Rosie’s Theater Arrgh me hearties, may fair kids and was featured in the 2010 winds fill yer sails as ye head to New York Musical Theater Festival. the port of Tybee Island for the He has also penned the score for Swashbucklers Bash. Don yer drinks. Sam Adams & friends play every Sun. 6pm-till. Come have a great meal and a great time with our fun-loving, kick-ass bartenders and awesome cooks! 786-6593.

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finest pirate’s attire, and gather ye Krewe of marauding Buccaneers, because Tybee will be overrun by pirates. Tis the beginning of an adventure filled weekend featuring live music by The Pirate Charles, making their first east coast appearance! Hearty libations & grub will be plentiful and ye won’t be wanting to miss the Crowning of the 2011 King & Queen, the Scallywags Costume Contest, the Best Dressed Table Contest & More! Come one and all as we dance the night away under the big tent (South Beach). $25 in advance by Sept. 1st – $30 after and $35 at the door. 7-8:30pm – Food Service; 7:30-8pm – Crowning of the 2011 King & Queen; 8-9pm – Best Dressed Table Contest & Scallywags Costume Contest; 9-11pm The Pirates Charles. www. TybeePirateFest.com.

announcements The Subway here on Tybee is under new ownership! Stop by and meet the new owner Don Ernst (he is new to Tybee)! They serve fresh, high quality food, and he has brought the $5 Foot-longs back!! He is also hiring “sandwich artists” go to Subway.com to apply. The 5th Annual Evening of Jazz for Adult Literacy will be held on Fri., Sept. 16th, at 7:30pm at the Lucas Theater. The Adult and Community Education (or ACE) program helps adults

learn basic literacy skills, earn a GED or prepare for the workforce. The evening will feature Nashvillestyle swing Jazz music arranged by local renowned Jazz Violinist Ricardo Ochoa. The ensemble will showcase local musical talent on clarinet, jazz violin, bass, guitar and drums for an evening of unforgettable entertainment. VIP tickets include a pre-show, food and drink reception hosted at 45 Bistro. Opening act entertainment will be provided by Seersucker Live, a literary performance by local writers. Ticket prices range from $15 to $75 for reserved seating and can be purchased at the Savannah Box Office, 216 East Broughton Street or www.savannahboxoffice. com. For more information or to purchase tickets call The Savannah Box office at 912-525-5050. Tybee author Jim Waller will sign his new novel To Seize the Prize at the Atlantic Beacon Gallery on Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at Shell Art Gifts on Sunday, August 7, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The novel is also available at T.S. Chu’s Dept Store.

just for kids Live Oak Public Libraries Presents Ellen O’Leary Acorns Storytime at the Tybee Library for children ages 0-4, Tue. 11am. 786-7733 for more info.

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Tybee RN seeks home healthcare, Townhouse steps to the beach eldercare, or childcare $1,000 a week. Refurbished. employment. Please call Marilyn 912-754-4403 or 912-661-1563 at 404-704-5548 FOR SALE Baby sitting and pet services! Spinet Piano for sale $200 obo. I’m skilled, responsible, and Call Pearce 912-925-7351 trustworthy. Call 912-480-5322 and ask for elizabeth Homemade Cheesestraws 20dz. $30. Tutoring Call Bill 912.655.6342 Tutoring and CRCT Prep by 50cc fully automatic VIP Certified teacher with MEd. Scooters for sale. New and used, Tybee resident. $10/hr. different colors available. Call 404-583-0429

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StarFish Scopes AUGUST 2011 2-Shawn Brown; 3-Laura Jean Cowart, Holly Armbruster & Clark Fitzibbons; 4-Babs Herbs, Jim Ward & Nancy Turner-Solomon; 5-Simon Wilson, Denny Herb & Nate Wilson; 6-Bob Edleman, Matthew Lamb, Freddie Anderson & Christina Anderson; 7-John Yarbrough, Candy Carter, Wanda Kindrick, Ricky Goodman & Diane Otto; 8-Steve “Sty” Shuptrine, Marella Eaton,Kristen Moore, Adeke Arcangeli & Geniece O’Connor; 9-Robert Piper, Kala Morrison & Joey Burel; 10-Jim Simmons, Landon Ryan Longwater, Larry Piper, Bob Henning, Mandy Alexander & Zach Stoller; 12-Randal Corey; 13-Ron Owens; 14-Linda Helms; 16-Mike Hosti, Dan Hafer & Rosco “Sco Daddy” Williams; 18-Starling Marino, Kathy Dillard, Fred Jackson & Erica Mizelle; 20-Joshua Fields, Todd Horne & Katie Dowell; 21-Skip Sasser & William West; 22-Alan Piper & John Joseph Potter; 23-Aaron Horton, Charles McKenzie, Tramaine Stewart & Dr. Jessanna Smith; 24-Elaina Kitchens & Bill Curry; 25-Robert Williams & Jullian McKenzie; 27-Melissa Freeman & Frank Ptacin; 28-Jacob McFadden; 29-Kay Gradick, Nalene Conway & Jesse Lewis; 30-Artee Anderson; 31-Diane Ring, Gloria Settler, Johnny “Bugman” Herald, Chris Bond & Carl Conaway

August 23-Jeff & Tara Mosley August 27-Mallory & Julia Pearce July 11-Ronnie & Theresa Tatum 45 years!

Congratulations!

Leo (July 23 - August 22) You’ll find a penny when you are out for a walk. Surprisingly, it will be the key to a wonderful change in your life. The trick is to figure out what you can do with a penny, these days. Virgo (August 23 - September 22) If a little bit is good, wouldn’t more be better? And wouldn’t lots be absolutely brilliant? Maybe. But before you dive overboard, make sure a solid, grounded friend is on deck. Libra (September 23 - October 22) Your antennae are twitching like mad & you have the feeling there’s something going on that you haven’t been made privy to. Do some digging, figure it out. Bet you’re right. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) You’re not ordinarily prone to bouts of melancholy, but you may feel a bit blue now. Your options are to give into it, or ignore it and move on. Choose the quicker of the two. Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) You will discover a way to have your cake and eat it too! Unfortunately, everyone else will think that’s really disgusting. Capricorn (December 22 - January 20) You’re quite tempted to either invite a dear one to visit, or hop on a plane or train yourself. How about a scenery change? If it feels right, don’t hesitate. You need a break. Aquarius (January 21 - February 18) Get ready to laugh, frolic and carry on at length; regardless of what’s on the agenda. How could you possibly be concerned about sleep when there’s fun to be had? Pisces (February 19 - March 20) Convincing others to do your bidding won’t be tough -- but getting them to stop trying to anticipate your every wish might be. If you’re not sure about the long-term prospects for this relationship, be fair. Don’t toy with them. Aries (March 21 - April 19) Secret society day. Don’t join -- no matter how much you like the secret handshake. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Today you will find that you can make an incredibly silly sound, and will spend the entire day making it, and then laughing. You are at a turning point in your life. Turn left.

Congratulations to Sally Hichborn Page Michael Locklear who Sunrise is now a full time September 23, 1946 firefighter at Tybee Sunset June 28, 2011 Island Fire Department! No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

Gemini (May 21 - June 20) A jovial, outgoing friend will say or do something quite impulsive -- something that will knock your socks off. Wipe the tears of laughter from your ordinarily stoic eyes and remember your motto: Just the facts, ma’am. Cancer (June 21 - July 22) Someone who’s just perfect -- for your purposes, at least -will cross paths with you soon. They’ll be so perfect that you may even feel the need to tell them all about it. Good idea. Just be sure they’re also available. Tybee Breeze

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Weight in my belly Trees on my back Nails in my ribs Feet i do lack What am I?

JULY Riddle & Answer I cannot be felt, seen or touched, Yet I can be found in everybody, My existence is always in debate, Yet I have my own style of music. What am I? Answer: I’m a soul.

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Across 4 Ole Slo says screw the what? (7) 5 He wears flower flip flops? (5,3) 6 Birds seen on the back river? (8) 8 She looks like a fly in her new glasses? (4) 9 Tea party in December? (5,4) 10 She thinks she is a member of the Sam Adam’s band? (8) 11 The Beach Doc says don’t get what? (9) Down 1 This turtle gets released this month? (6) 2 Shine for who? (5) 3 Cat named what is on a cross country trip? (5) 5 Judy doesn’t like when people let their what lick them in the face? (3) 6 Savannah Slow Ride is a moving what? (3) 7 This clerk of council had horrible penmanship? (6)

*Did you know the answers to the Pirates Puzzle crossword can be found in the Tybee Breeze itself? So if you’re having trouble, look through the stories again!!

Pirates Puzzle Answer July 2011

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- On average, the warmest month is July, and the coolest month is January. - Highest temperature on record is 107°F in July 1986. - Lowest temperature on record is 4°F in January 1985. - Maximum average precipitation occurs in August. AUGUST

August is Allergy Awareness Month, Child Support Awareness Month, Hair Loss Awareness Month, and National Immunization Awareness Month

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- Average high is 87° ~ Record high is 103° - Average low is 72° ~ Record low is 53° - Average water temperature the 1st-15th is 85° & the 16th - 30th is 84°

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