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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!

Celebrating 10 Years! Sting Ray’s Seafood . . . By Tommy Thompson Tybee’s Home for Blue Crabs, Beach Music & Beer! Stingrays (Family Dasyatidae) - in the fish world are sometimes large (to 6 ½ ft./2m disk width and over 700 lbs./318 kg), highly diverse (at least 118 species) mostly bottomdwelling inhabitants of subtropical and tropical shallows around the globe and even though the meat is said to be delicious it is usually ignored by humans, but not by sharks – stingrays are a favorite food…! S t i n g r ay s (Family Rogers) – here on Tybee are always smiling, hard working, serving up Low Country Boil, Steamed Dinners, Fish Tacos, Crab Balls, Grilled Mahi and Ray’s special Gumbo all year long, striving to provide their customers with consistently good food…! Ray Rogers Sr. & Ray Rogers Jr. started their restaurant ten years ago, that’s three-life-times in restaurant years. I recently saw a report on start-up restaurants that stated; “in the first year, 26% closed, another 19% closed the second year, and 14% the third. Collectively, that’s almost 60% of new restaurants closed in the first three years. So compared to national statistical measurements Stingrays of Tybee is very successful, but to the Rogers their success is measured by their customer’s satisfaction. Neither Ray, “Sr.”, “Jr.” nor “Big”,“Little” (as they are sometimes affectionately referred to) had seriously planned on entering the restaurant business prior to ten years ago. Ray Sr., a commercial crab fisherman for twenty-five years, and Ray Jr., an itinerant crabber and retired professional college student, had been instead looking for a location to open a fresh seafood market. During their location search, the small outdoor eatery, adjacent to their current dining room/bar, “Poor Pat’s” was offered for sale. Ray Jr. had worked in restaurants and was immediately convinced that they should buy “Poor Pat’s,” but Big Ray took a little winning over. He told Little Ray to do the research and business planning and that if

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convinced he would try to arrange the financing. Poor Pat’s was purchased and Stingrays was born. Ray Jr. and Donna (a former Poor Pat’s employee that’s still with Stingrays) were the only employees in those early days, however now ten years later and after expanding into the former “High Tide” surf shop space on the corner of 14th and Butler, they now employ over fifty employees, including son Jason, who will soon graduate from Ga Tech. For the first five years of business Ray Sr. continued fishing for crabs and helping out at the restaurant, but as the business grew he put the crabbing business on hold and joined partner Ray Jr. as a full-time restaurateur. Ray Jr. runs the “back of the house” and Ray Sr. the “front of the house” and both of their wives help out with the bookkeeping and payroll. Both Rays agree that their success is directly related to the support of their families, a great staff (most of who have been with five years), loyal friends and customers, and the cooperation of the other restaurants on Tybee. Stingrays’ gives back to the community through charitable contributions of all kinds and with the proceeds from their annual golf tournament held the Friday after Thanksgiving each year. So the next time you are looking for a lunch or dinner on Tybee stop by Stingrays, pull up a chair, relax, listen to the live music or ask Big Ray to tell you about some of their more memorable guests, such as; Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus, Paula Deen, Billy Currington, John Mellencamp and many others, while your meal is being cooked to order. You can get a preview of Stingrays and checkout their menu by going to their website: Remember: “If you’re lucky enough to live on Tybee, you’re lucky enough…! Tommy Thompson a writer, photographer and real estate consultant lives on Tybee Island. Email: Tybee Breeze


Keeping It Real Jenny Orr, JFO, celebrated her 50th birthday playing survivor on Daufuskie Island with her friends & family. This is about the only picture that I can print... let’s just say all the house rules were broken, and a good time was had by all!!

Check out this old photo that is now hanging in Sting Ray’s. It is Big Ray’s uncle Freddie and aunt Mary Thompson on Tybee Beach July 4th, 1911! Exactly 100 years ago!! Happy 4th of July everyone!

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In last month’s article, I mentioned that I would focus on the impact of decreasing property assessments on the StephenDay homestead exemption. To start, here is a brief explanation of Stephens-Day: The law was authored by State Representatives Burke Day and Ron Stephens as a means of addressing increased assessments of homes in the area. Many viewed increased assessments as a “backdoor” tax increase because even though millage rates may have stayed the same, actual tax bills went up (without any vote of a governmental entity hence the “backdoor” phrase). What Stephens-Day does is effectively freezes the value of a home for taxing purposes. It is, in my opinion, a wonderful law because it has protected homeowners from astronomical increases in what the county assessor’s office declares a home to be worth. It is particularly beneficial to long time Tybee residents who purchased their home prior to the drastic increases in values that took place up until the housing crisis began in 2008. So the question is: what happens if a property’s value dips below the value of a locked-in Stephens-Day value? This scenario would, for the most part, only affect property owners who locked in their Stephens-Day value in the last 5 years or so. Here is my best attempt at a succinct answer. Hypothetically, let’s say you locked in your property at $300,000 for Stephens Day in 2008. Now, let’s say that in 2009, the county assessed your property at $320,000. For the purposes of taxation, you then paid taxes at the $300,000 rate. Property is taxed at 40% of the assessed value. So rather than paying at $128,000, you would pay at $120,000. Now, let’s say this same property was valued by the tax assessor at $250,000 in 2010. This type of decrease is common especially in the past year due to a state law mandating that the tax assessors take into account foreclosure sales when determining property value. In this case, you would be taxed at 40% of the lower ($250,000 times 40%=$100,000) value. This would be the case until the value rises to above $300,000 at which point it would remain at that locked-in Stephens-Day value. In other words, Stephens-Day won’t reset to the lower value. But you will pay taxes on a lower-than-Stephens-Day value temporarily. I have been asked this question by a lot of people and I hope this clarifies things. Many people have also asked how this is affecting the City of Tybee. The overall digest on Tybee decreased approximately 17% in the last year. While this might sound alarming, understand that a couple of factors have buffered Tybee from being forced to enact draconian reductions in services. Many other cities across the country have been forced to not only make cuts in things like recreation and

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park maintenance, but to make significant cuts in areas like public safety (ie police officer lay-offs, etc.). Tybee has not had to do this and here’s why: 1-We have a diversified revenue stream. Whereas other communities rely almost solely on property tax revenue, the City collects, among other things, parking revenue and hotel/motel revenue. These revenue streams have gone up in the past few years. 2-Because of Stephens-Day, a 17% reduction in value hasn’t equated to a 17% reduction in property tax revenue. For instance, let’s take a home assessed at $1,000,000 in 2008 that was locked in at a value of, say, $500,000 for Stephens-Day, and is NOW assessed at $600,000. This huge decrease in the home’s assessed value means nothing for the City’s bottom line. We still get the same amount of revenue because the home pays taxes on the locked-in $500,000 value. This is another benefit of Stephens-Day it prevented cities from spending too much money during the speculative housing market of 20002008. 3-While the digest is down largely due to short sales or foreclosure sales; the reality is that many of these pieces of property have not paid property taxes for a number of years. Consequently, there have been tax liens against these properties. Once they are sold, the lien-holders are paid first. In this case, the money from the sale goes to the County who then distribute the past-due taxes to the City of Tybee. We have seen a marked increase in these lump sum payments recently. 4-For the past few years, the City has been very conservative in its spending to avoid either raising taxes or cutting essential services. We also started receiving proceeds from the County-wide SPLOST proceeds which has allowed the City to continue maintaining and making upgrades to infrastructure on the Island while not depleting our reserve funds in case we are hit with a hurricane. I hope this addresses some of the questions people have had about the impact of the recent deceases in property values. Mayor’s Night In will be on Tuesday, July 12 from 6 until 8 PM. Please contact City Hall at 786.4573 ext. 103 for an appointment. Or feel free to call me on my cell (844.8427) or via e-mail ( if you’d like to talk or meet at another time. Have a great Fourth of July! And as always, feel free to contact me on my cell 844.8427 or e-mail if you ever have any questions, concerns or suggestions. Tybee Breeze


As we celebrate Independence Day this Fourth of July with family, friends, fireworks and festivities we should remember the great freedom we share in our country! We hope you are all enjoying this summer season as there’s no better place to be than right here on Tybee Island! We’ve been busy at the Tybee Tourism Council working on various projects all to help increase overnight visitation on Tybee Island in accordance with our mission statement. For those that may not be familiar with our mission statement, it reads as follows: To promote tourism on Tybee Island; To increase annual hotel/motel tax collections by increasing overnight stays on Tybee Island; To exert its collective influence in matters which may affect Tybee Island’s tourism industry; To educate visitors to Tybee Island through the operation of the Tybee Island Visitor Information Center. To expand on this a little further we put a lot of focus on increasing overnight visitation to Tybee during our shoulder seasons mainly fall-early spring. We do this by marketing such events as Pirate Fest, Festival of the Arts, Tybee for the Holidays, New Year’s Eve/Polar Bear Plunge, Mardi Gras Tybee and through our Fall in Love with Tybee fall marketing campaign and contest. We are in the midst of our advertising sales cycle for our 2012-2013 Tybee Island Vacation Planner and online banner ads. We still have some great opportunities with the packages we’re offering to showcase your business! Remember that you must be a member in good standing with the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce to participate. Visit Savannah is also starting their advertising and listing opportunities for the 2012 Savannah Visitor Guide! Remember that your chamber membership offers you listings in the Tybee Vacation Planner and the Savannah Visitor Guide, and! Don’t forget about being able to list your special offers on both “Special Offers Pages” on and In an effort to boost overnight out of market visitation to Tybee Island we launched our “10 Days of Tybee” contest May 23rd-June 3rd which we received very positive and trackable results from! This contest was based on the concept that Tybee Island is “Georgia’s Easy to Reach Beach” and “Less than a Tank Away” from our near drive markets such as Atlanta, Augusta and Macon to name a few. Our media plan included online/ social media, radio and print advertising placement in our near drive markets encouraging people to register to win daily prizes including a $50 gas card with the daily


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winners qualifying for a complimentary Tybee Island getaway for four! Entries in the “10 Days of Tybee” contest totaled 15,000+ averaging 1,500 signups per day. The “10 Days of Tybee” splash page on received over 21,000 unique visitors throughout the run of the contest! The majority of the people who signed up came from Georgia because we focused on our near drive markets, but other top states included Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Kentucky. Our grand prize winner for the contest hails from Amherst, Ohio! Thank you to all of our Tybee partners who participated in the contest! We appreciate your help in making this campaign a success! Have a great Tybee day! For more information please contact: Lindsay Fruchtl; Vicky Buck;

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! No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

Mint & Pea Hummus with Pita bread Hummus is a dip/spread that is made from chickpeas (garbanzo beans Spain & cece beans Italy), all are the same. Hummus is one of the oldest foods dating back to the 13th century Egypt, & known to have been used quite frequently up to 7000 years ago. If you eat hummus in restaurants, you may notice that it tastes differently everywhere. Some types have a strong lemon flavor, some have an overwhelming garlic flavor, & some can be very spicy. When making your own hummus, keep your own taste buds in mind. If a recipe calls for a lot of tahini & you don’t like tahini, scale it down or omit it. Hummus really does make a light tasty alternative to chips & dip. These recipes are easy to make & make a great hot weather appetizer. Variations on the traditional hummus are numerous, you can substitute all types of beans for the usual chickpeas. Spices like cumin, cinnamon, chilli pepper, garlic, or paprika all personalize the flavor of a hummus, & the addition of fresh herbs like parsley basil, or mint as in this recipe are a delicious finishing touch. Here’s what it takes: 1 tbsp. olive oil 3 small leeks, washed and chopped, green parts removed 4 cups shelled peas (fresh or frozen) 3/4 cup veggie or chicken broth 2 tbsp. tahini 2 tbsp. (or more) chopped mint 1 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 6 pitas cut into wedges Here’s how to make: In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over med. low heat. Add leeks, cover & cook until tender, 5-7 mins. Add peas & cook 8 mins. (or 5 if frozen). Add broth & cook 3 more mins. Remove from heat, stir in tahini & mint & spoon mixture into food processor. Process until fairly smooth. Add salt & pepper, seasoning with additional salt if needed. Let hummus cool to room temperature or place in fridge & serve cool with pita wedges. Recipe for soft, flat pita bread ~Here’s what you need: 2 cups white bread flour 1 tsp. salt 1/2 oz. fresh yeast 2/3 cup lukewarm water 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil (or more for me) Here’s what to do: Sift flour & salt together into a bowl. In a small bowl mix the yeast with the water until dissolved, then stir in the olive oil & pour into a large bowl. Gradually beat the flour into the yeast mixture, and then knead the mixture to make a soft dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface & knead for 5 mins. until smooth & stretchy. Then place in a large clean bowl, cover with lightly oiled plastic wrap & let rise, in a warm place, for about an hour until doubled in size. Now, punch down the dough. On a lightly floured surface, divide it into 6 equal pieces and make into little balls. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest about 5 mins. Roll out each ball into an oval about a 1/4”x 6” long. Place on a floured dish towel & cover with lightly oiled plastic wrap for about 20-30 mins. Heat oven to 450°. Place 3 baking sheets in the oven to heat at the same time. Place 2 pitas on each baking sheet & bake 4-6 mins. or until puffed up with slight color. It is very important that the oven be at temperature before you bake so they will puff up. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool until warm, cover with a dish towel to keep them soft. Presentation is most important when it comes to hummus because it looks bland most of the time. Bland=boring, so spice it up, sprinkle some red pepper flakes or good Spanish paprika to add some color. Make a crater in the center & add some olive oil. Serve with some lemon wedges. I know this will definitely be worth be the effort. You could just go buy pitas but then you might as well buy the hummus too. That really is boring! ~

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As most of you know, Ole Slo likes to travel around this great land of ours. I prefer the back roads, less of the Hilton-Hyatt environment, and more of the Mom and Pop Motor Court variety of lodging. There are a lot of reasons for this. First, the pricing is quite reasonable. Second, you get more of a local feel for the area you are visiting. Things like old photos hanging on the lobby walls recalling days of old, “when things were really hopping around here back in the day.” But third, and most importantly, I like these out of the way places because of the people you get to meet and chat with while you’re there. Take our recent trip to St. Augustine during the middle of May. As has been the case for almost thirty years now, we booked into the Marion Motor Lodge. This quaint place has the fenced in swimming pool at the end of the parking lot overlooking Matanzas Bay and the Bridge of Lions. There’s even a sun deck over the covered drivethru lane in front of the office. And there’s always one person who stands out as a true piece of Americana on each visit. This time I had the pleasure of meeting one, Larry G. Harcum. Now, if you’re not a jet ski enthusiast, Larry’s name probably won’t mean anything to you. Larry was part of a group of Jet Skiers who took the week to travel from Vidalia, Georgia, to St. Augustine and back. Seems to me there were fifteen or sixteen of them in all. They stayed there for two nights. Before they checked-out on Thursday morning, Larry and I got to talking. He told me that their group had assembled from all corners of the country for this trip. Before he headed across the street to mount his ski for the return trip, he presented me with an autographed copy of his book, “Dreamrider, Adventures on America’s Great Loop.” Seems Larry traveled up the east coast, through the Great Lakes, dozens of locks, down the Mississippi, around the Gulf coast to Key West, and back up the east coast to Virginia where he started… all on a jet-ski. It’s great reading. By the way, Larry will be coming through Tybee in mid-August on yet another trip. These folks are the genuine article. On the other hand you have “hotel snobs,” like my dear friend Whitley. These people would rather pay three times the rate to stay at a “B&B” with the same view. In all fairness to Whitley, I think he’s that way because of family pressure, in-laws and such. I’m not really sure. Don’t know if ya’ll are aware of this or not, but our deadline for column submissions is on the 15th of the month prior to the month of issue. I only mention this because, well let’s say, if the world were to end during that two week window, in all likelihood I won’t have the story. Tybee Breeze


Tr a f f ic Report I know, I know. Every year it seems I get my bikini straps... like I actually wear one of those a knot and find myself writing about traffic, roads, and idiots. It’s just that every year, for some reason, I’m surprised all over again by how much traffic there is to, from, and on Tybee. The same things get on my last nerve every year. Look, visitors and some locals, the left lane within the city limits of Tybee is not the FAST lane like it’s supposed to be on I-95. On Tybee, that lane is pretty often the LEFT TURN LANE. So, racing up behind me, going 20 miles per hour above the speed limit, is not going to help you much when I’m about to make a left turn into a Tybee business or into my own office parking lot. What it does do is scare the bejeezus out of me. Did you NOT notice the left turn signal that I turned on WAY BACK FOUR BLOCKS AGO when I saw your speedy little butt approaching? Get off the cell phone, put down the drink, quit

talking to your friends or eating that snack, and PAY ATTENTION. And you’ve all seen the Bumper Riders out on the Tybee Road. Are they mentally impaired, you think? If I’m in a long line of slow moving cars, I cannot go any faster. I can’t go around them because of the screwed up backwards passing lanes, I can’t go under them, and I can’t fly over them. I can’t make them speed up. So, back off, buddy. Geez! And, listen, anyone from DOT, if you’re reading this, can you please see if you can get us some more 55MPH speed limit signs for the Tybee Road? I’m asking this because of all those folk who drive 45...and cause those long lines of slow traffic that incite the Bumper Riders to do their thing...from Bull River to Lazaretto (or the other way) because they missed the one or two signs that indicate the speed limit is 55. Any mention of to and from and comings and goings needs a little report from Life on the Bike Path. A constant source of wonder. Especially on the weekends. Not too many years ago, I’d get up and venture into the street to see what was going on if two cars going in opposite directions passed the house at the same time. That would be dangerous now. I’d get run over by something for sure. Just this past weekend as I engaged in Bike Path watching, I saw two large groups of bikers going in opposite directions, one loaded pickup truck, the Island Hoppers shuttle, and a golf cart carrying passenger and pet all trying to get by us at the same time! As for this week’s Bike Path watching, fashion statements ruled. The bikers had on just about anything, from teensy-weensy bikinis and short shorts to full bike regalia, including those tight black (and hot and sweaty?) spandex biker shorts, long sleeved shirts, and huge helmets. I saw folks biking and drinking, biking and smoking, biking and eating, biking and texting, biking with pets, biking with musical accompaniment, and biking and talking to themselves. And that doesn’t even include my favorite Pirate Pedi Cab entertainers and golf cart drivers. Summer on Tybee. The traffic is bad. A lot of the drivers “ain’t from around here” and don’t know how to cope with Tybee life. And if I can just take a deep breath and be patient, I know that in a few weeks, all this will calm down until next summer’s Traffic Report. 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


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By Carolyn Jurick The Tybee Island Charter School (TICS) is in the hands of the Savannah Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS). We will not know until the first week in July if the superintendent will recommend for approval or denial. Either way, the petition will be voted on by the SCCPSS at their regular board meeting at the Whitney Administrative Complex, 2, Laura Street on July 13, 2011 at 6:30PM. Please plan to attend and give your support for the school. The email address for TICS is tybeeislandcharterschool@ Please send an email to that address and we will keep you updated on all that is going on and also if there are any changes concerning meeting dates, etc. At the meeting on June 2, many of the things that we had to change in the petition were reviewed and explained. Below is the Executive Summary from the charter petition: TICS will provide an educational program that fosters the development of highly educated and civic-minded individuals. TICS will serve grade levels kindergarten through 5th grade, ages 5 to 11 years. The proposed opening date opening/renewal date will be August, 2012 through June, 2017, which is a 5 year proposed charter term. For each year of the proposed charter term, the number of pupils the TICS plans to serve is as follows:

MISSION - In keeping with the Savannah-Chatham Public School System, the mission of TICS will be: Partnering with parents to inspire students to pursue educational excellence. TICS will create a supportive learning community which will promote the highest academic achievement through a project based curriculum centered on the natural and historical context of Tybee Island; including the environmental and biological landscapes as well as historic sites. TICS will provide a safe, nurturing environment in which to guide the students in the development of character and academic potential through a rigorous, contentrich, hands-on, project-based curriculum, and on-going character-enrichment. ACADEMIC PROGRAM - At TICS learning will be focused around projects. Project based learning offers the kind of instruction best suited to the way children learn, because it’s hands-on, integrated, and adapts to different developmental levels and learning styles. Projects will stem from the curriculum. TICS’s progressive education program is special and unique – a program that equally emphasizes the process and product of learning and views each child as an individual learner. TICS’s program model requires a lower student/teacher ratio. TICS will partner with the Tybee Island Public Library for media center access. Students will use the library for research, book checkout, and story time until such time as a media center can be opened in the school.

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ORGANIZATION - TICS is a public, nonsectarian, nonreligious, nonprofit school organized and operated under the laws of the State of Georgia. It is not a home based school. It will be located in the former St. Michael’s Catholic School building. With the closing of the Catholic School on Tybee Island, the community began to express concern that there was not a school on Tybee Island. TICS is based on a broad community grassroots effort, support and desire for children to have an opportunity to be educated on the island where they reside. There have been surveys of parents and community members – both on and off the island, weekly emails with updates and requests for input, a series of public educational meetings, extensive small group discussions, feedback and input into the draft of the petition, monthly meetings, monthly articles describing different aspects of the charter in the Tybee Breeze and other publications. TICS will not be operated by an Education Management Organization. Instead, TICS will be governed by an 11-member Governing Board which will have complete responsibility for carrying out the terms of the Charter and for managing the school subject to the management and control of the Savannah/Chatham County School Board.

“Peaceful Journey”

“Seeking The Sacred Silence” Nothing like it in the early spring... In mid July the cool it brings... In the fall it makes my soul sing... In the winter time what a romantic thing. The ocean air is an easy way to embrace this place of peace and solitude. Simplify our daily paths so that we open ourselves to the healing power of the changing tides. Just as the sands change in all directions so does our inner thoughts...we find that in these places of being busy we miss out on one of Tybee’s greatest treasures. Give ourselves a true gift today. Walk on the beach and feel the energy of the sands between our feet. Sit for a moment; breathe slowly allowing your body, mind and soul to connect with the power that is inside of you. Gather your thoughts into one place right where you are...let the salt water cleanse your soul and give you new insights on your journey. Embrace the energy as you seek The Sacred Silence and find peace. Give yourself a gift today... FEEL THE BREEZE, The Tybee Breeze.

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Summer is here and so our wide variety of guests! From visitors vacationing on the Island to kids participating in Summer Day Camp the Tybee Island YMCA & Recreation is in full swing with a variety of activities for everyone. For those looking to stay active and continue a healthy lifestyle during vacation our YMCA offers a day pass for $10 or 5 visits for $40. These passes include use of the Fitness center and attend any exercise or spin class that we offer. For summer camp needs we offer fun and exciting activities to keep the children engaged and having fun such as weekly themes including Goo-Fest, Wipe out, ad Typhoon Lagoon are just to name a few. Don’t forget about our specialty camps Surf Camp, Kayak Camp and Stand Up Paddle Board Camp. We guarantee a fun filled summer at any of our camps. The Yeepies also have a variety of fun and exciting fieldtrips planned for this summer. Such trips will include: a movie tour, a matinee viewing of the movie Larry Crowne, Sand Gnats game and a trip to the Tanger Outlets in Hilton Head. For any information pertaining to membership, summer guest fees, summer camp, or the Yeepies, please call the Tybee Island YMCA & Recreation at 912-786-9622. Don’t forget to stay healthy this summer by hydrating and slathering on the sunscreen.


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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

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Chapel by the Sea Baptist Church, Tybee Island, celebrated Memorial Day with Check out the new arrivals at your Tybee their second annual Branch of Live Oak Public Libraries: Salad Spectacular Fiction Sunday evening, May 29th at 7 PM in the church Fellowship Hall. Dr “Against All Enemies,” by Tom Clancy David Laughner, Pastor, welcomed a large crowd “Buried Secrets,” by Joseph Finder who enjoyed 18 different and delicious salads, “Carte Blanche: The New James Bond Novel,” by everything from frozen fruit to hot chicken to pink stuff. Jeffery Deaver Many of the salads featured a southwestern flavor. “Dreams of the Dead,” by Perri O’Shaughnessy There were many items available to accompany the “Escape,” by Barbara Delinsky salads: chicken salad and egg salad sandwiches, “Folly Beach,” by Dorothea Benton Frank peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, crackers, ribs, “Happy Birthday,” by Danielle Steel and many delicious homemade desserts. “Iron House,” by John Hart “The Kid,” by Sapphire “Money Can’t Buy Love,” by Connie Briscoe The best salads “No Rest for the Dead,” by Andrew Gulli were selected “Now You See Her,” by James Patterson by a vote of the “One Summer,” by David Baldacci attendees, a true “Quinn,” by Iris Johansen ‘People’s Choice.’ “The Silent Girl,” by Tess Gerritssen There was a tie for “Silver Girl,” by Elin Hilderbrand the number one “Sisterhood Everlasting,” by Ann Brashares salad between “Smokin’ Seventeen,” by Janet Evanovich Sherry Hosti with “Split Second,” by Catherine Coulter her Hot Chicken “Then Came You,” by Jennifer Weiner L to R: Royann Harley, Betty David Salad and Betty “Tigerlily’s Orchids,” by Ruth Rendell & Sherry Hosti Davis with her “When Passion Rules,” by Johanna Lindsey Frozen Fruit Salad. Royann Harley was voted third Nonfiction with her delicious Summer Salad. “At the Devil’s Table: The Untold Story of the The participants were quite generous to share their Insider Who Brought Down the Cali Cartel,” recipes which will be included in a recipe book that by William Rempel will be assembled later this year. Donations from “Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far,” by Bristol the recipe books will be added to Chapel’s Lottie Palin Moon Offering for Foreign Missions. “The Original Argument,” by Glenn Beck “Starting Over,” by La Toya Jackson To check availability of any of these titles, visit our online catalog at

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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. Tybee Breeze


THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER ARE HERE! I hope you are enjoying the summer thus far. Springtime was extremely busy and the trend is continuing into summer. Thank you to the musicians and attendees during the spring series of Third Thursdays on Tybee. The fall series will begin in September. July 4 is Independence Day and the City celebrates with fireworks on July 3. Please keep in mind the plethora of independent businesses that serve Tybee Island and the impact they have on our community and your impact by doing business with them! As the heat sets in and we look forward to cooler weather the promotions committee has been working diligently on plans for Tybee for the Holidays. This year marks the third year of Tybee for the Holidays, which begins Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Day. With assistance from the Tourism Council, we will be updating the look of which is the site for everyone to check for holiday openings & specials, holiday events and activities. L I G H T S ON FOR TYBEE will be December 2 at the Tybrisa / Strand Roundabout at 6:30pm with the Tybee Tree lighting, music, dancing, awards and more! The following day will be Tybee’s annual C H R I S T M AS PARADE at 1pm. Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like Tybee’s annual Parade! This year the parade will return to the 14th Street parking lot to kick off the parade and from there participants will share their special floats displaying their heritage for spectators as they ride up Tybrisa, Butler to the YMCA on 5th Street. Here 16

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Mr. and Mrs. Claus will finish up the parade at the YMCA with family fun and kids activities provided by the Y and the Optimist Club. More festive activities will be filling up the calendar throughout this period of time and you are encouraged to contact a promotions committee member or me to include your holiday info! Please have a safe and happy July. If you know people that are planning to visit for the day, please let them know about the Savannah to Tybee Beach Shuttle to help alleviate some vehicular congestion. Ridership has been strong the past couple of months! Departures from the Savannah Visitors Center are at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 5pm. The first stop on Tybee is at the Tybrisa / Strand Roundabout approximately 30 minutes after departure from SVC. Then it travels to the north end between the Lighthouse and the public parking lot. Everyone enjoys coming to Tybee for the natural environment, services, shops, and dining options. Let’s welcome and help them enjoy their visit to YOUR community. Here’s to you and the nostalgia of Tybee! Chantel 912.786-4573, ext. 123 ( Tybee’s BHT Vision Statement (adopted 4-14-09): To improve the quality of life for those that live, work and visit Tybee Island through a healthy business corridor and enhance the cultural experience while preserving the community’s barrier island heritage. The Mission of the Tybee Island Better Hometown Program is to: - facilitate efforts to revitalize, redevelop and enhance the business corridor; - create a sense of place and improve the quality of life for residents, business owners and visitors using the Main Street Four Point Approach; - encourage quality economic growth and development while preserving Tybee Island’s unique architectural heritage; support and encourage the arts as a cultural endeavor and economic engine on the Island.

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Tybee’s Alleys - April 6, 1909 Meeting My last regular snippets article reported on the touching memoriam given to Councilman Horace Smart at the council meeting of April 6, 1909. Councilman Smart died at sea the previous September en route to visit his daughter in Japan. Continuing with that first meeting of 1909: “On account of the death of Councilman H.P. Smart, Mr. A.B. Palmer was unanimously elected a Councilman for the unexpired term.” Wasting no time, Councilman Palmer jumped right into the fray. “Mr. A.B. Palmer, representing certain property owners, appeared before Council and requested the lines of Alley No. 1, in Ward 6, be changed so as to straighten certain adjoining lots. Council agreed to the changes provided Mr. Palmer will submit a proper tracing showing the old and new lines as proposed in the changes.” Former Alley No. 1 is now an overgrown, bamboo-screened vacant lot opposite where 19th Street joins Chatham Avenue. It ran from Chatham Ave to Back River (originally called the Inlet). Alley No. 2 is now the parking area at the public fishing pier. Only Alley No. 3 retains its original name. I would like to hear from anyone knowing anything about the abandonment of Alley No. 1. “M.A. O’Byrne, Town Attorney, reported that in correspondence with the U.S. Government authorities at Washington, D.C., they had advised him, in regard to the Town’s claim of reimbursement for the streets and lanes in Furber Tract, that the U.S. Government claimed that they feel heir to said streets and lanes on account of their purchase of abutting property to said streets & lanes. Mr. O’Byrne stated that he thought the Town had a right to fair payment for this property and on Motion of Council he was instructed to proceed to collect same through the Courts.” The Furber Tract was located northwest of Kuhlman’s Corner, aka the Big Bend. Next Council adopted a new ordinance “to require property owners to have the lots on which they intend to erect a building or buildings, to have same surveyed by the Town Surveyor, before commencing to erect building or buildings. -- “Be it ordained by the Mayor and Councilman of the Town of Tybee in Council assembled, that it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, that on and after April 6th 1909, no property owner shall construct or cause to be constructed any building, No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

without first having the lot surveyed on which it is proposed to construct the building, said survey be by the Town of Tybee Surveyor, at owner’s cost. Be it further ordained that the Town Surveyor’s fee shall be the sum of five dollars for each lot. Any person failing to comply with the terms of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction in the Mayor’s Court, to a fine of not more than fifty dollars, or thirty days in jail or both.” Wasn’t a requirement for a survey the subject of an ordinance adopted in recent years? “On motion of Councilman Dixon, Mr. Percy Sugden was appointed Town of Tybee Official Surveyor, compensation to be fees.” Two of the excellent maps of Tybee mentioned in my last month’s article were prepared by Percy Sugden. I think I worked with his son, Harry Sugden, while I was with the Savannah District of the Corps of Engineers in the late 50’s. Anyway, I sure hope Percy had some outside work so as not to have to depend on the $5 per lot surveying fee called for in the Town’s new ordinance. “Council approved action of the Mayor in granting permission to the Central of Georgia Ry, to use for station purposes a strip of land, 12 feet wide by 100 feet long, on Main street, near 15th street on east side of railroad track.” I’m going to guess that this was for a landing platform for the new rebuilt Hotel Tybee. After Councilman Dixon announced that Chatham County would be sending a chain gang to Tybee in about a week, the meeting finally adjourned. Bernie Goode has been writing for the Breeze for four years. Readers with questions or comments are encouraged to write Bernie at

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over at Chimney Creek in conjunction with national fishing week. The theme has always been, On Saturday, get hooked J u n e 1 1 , on fishing 81 children not drugs! par ticipated B e l i n d a in the 25th says she a n n u a l remembers C h i m n e y about 32 kids Creek Marina/ fishing that The Crab Nicole w/18” sheepshead-1st place first year. Shack, Tybee Marine Rescue That has grown to as many as Squadron and City of Tybee 196, twelve years ago, with an Children’s Fishing Tournament. average of about 150 children Raine w/20” redfish-1st place Every child is a winner participating each year. Let’s see, 150 x 25 years…..that’s at this annual event. Just for a lot of special moments in a lot of children’s lives made signing up, the children got a possible by some good Tybee folks. free T-Shirt and brand new rod Thanks to Jack and Belinda Flanigan for hosting and reel courtesy of Zebco! this world class event at the Crab Shack and to all the local Dalton w/21” flounder-1st place After all that, savings businesses for their support. The Shack Crew did a great bonds and trophies job as usual. Pal included, boy was he in a good mood were given out to the top (right)! Tybee MRS, thanks guys and gals, you all did a winner in each category. wonderful job. Now for the list of winners: Then the J.P. Owens Fishing from Boat - Ages 8 to 13 Memorial Award and Most fish caught - 1st place: Trey Piper Tony Petrea Award were 2nd place: Alex Bazemore given out for the best Largest fish caught - 1st place: Dalton Pagan fishing stories of the day. 2nd place: Brendan Kent Now we can eat free Fishing from Boat - Ages 0 to 7 Roger Wood Chucky Most fish caught - 1st place: J.T. Schroeder dogs, cooked to order, 2nd place: Brendan Hawkins with drinks and chips for Largest Fish Caught - 1st place: Nicole Sapone everyone. Joe Sheffield, 2nd place: Devin Carll owner of The Crab Cab, provided entertainment Fishing from Dock - Ages 8 to 13 with fiddler crab races Most Fish Caught - 1st place: Abby Dowell for children and adults 2nd place: Jadon Hendricks Abby caught alot of fish!! after the weigh-in. Sun Largest Fish Caught - 1st place: Raind Morrison Country Amusements 2nd place: Jacob Williams provided some cool Fishing from Dock - Ages 0 to 7 fun with a big Slip-NMost fish caught - 1st place: Colt Collins Slide for all the kids 2nd place: Chris Hair who needed to cool Largest Fish Caught - 1st place: Luke Peaster down. A special Thank 2nd place: Ian Doyle Jones You to Bahama Joe’s Jack Owens Award - Emily Evans for donating this years good-looking T- Shirts. Tony Petrea Award - Bobby Boyd This event was started in 1986 See ya in the river, Capt. Stan Brendan’s 17” drum - 2nd place by Belinda Flanigan

2011 25th Annual Tybee Island Children’s Fishing Tournament


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Burton 4-H Center Tybee Island Activities

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I am not here to write about The Breakfast Club in itself. I don’t know the history of the establishment, the owners, the staff or any kind of intelligent information. What I do know is they have won countless awards, have been written about in a bazillion magazines and oh, they We are right in the middle of summer camp now, with can cook one hell of a breakfast. tons of 4H kids coming from all over Georgia to spend a week with us. The staff has gotten a chance to meet all of our animals, including Clover. Clover has grown even more, which is hard to believe! On the day this article was written, she weighed in at 10,585 grams and is 46cm long. She has become very good at eating live crabs! We gave her two good sized blue crabs today and Lacking a story on the date that it’s due, I she had to chase them all over the tank. She’s wandered to the BC for help. And for some food. Ignoring a pro at eating off one the “Wait at door” sign, I cruised in and plopped my butt claw, then the other, and at the counter. Uhm… no. First lesson of the day: Do taking her time enjoying not ignore any of their posted signs. They are there for the rest. She has gotten a reason and even if you are a local, you will be mocked pinched by the crabs, and disparaging remarks will be made about your and while it is painful to person. Having survived my first faux pas, I explained watch as her surrogate to the cooks my writers block problem. The floodgates mother, we all know it’s opened: Where to start: its Leonard’s birthday and every in her best interest. Sea turtles have very thick five minutes a shout out was made in honor of Leonard skin which can easily being 132 years old (by looking at him, I say he is aging stand up to the pinch extremely well). Steven is going to audition for American of blue crabs. She will Idol in Charleston; Ryan went to Jimmy Bowl in Texas often chase the blue (he can also stop speeding trains just by looking at them) crabs around until she has them cornered, then she will and Val told the story of “The Disappearance of Boogie start taking off the claws. Every once in a while they the Cat.” We are just getting started now. pinch her pretty good, but she’s always right back in the Jodee is starting a pool on how many people game trying to catch her lunch! will get hit by cars in the crosswalk this summer. I say As for our Cruise with Clover campaign, we ten. (It’s one of those hold your breath, close your eyes have a total of $4,200 thus far, leaving us with $800 to go. and hope for the best kind of things.) Hopefully I won’t Several local businesses have stepped up to help out be one of the ten. He is also hoping people will start Clover, giving what they can to contribute to her satellite throwing their trash on the street because his garbage transmitter. Some of the most recent donations have can is overwhelmed! (Come on now City …). Yankees come from Island Pharmacy on Tybee Island and Island will be ridiculed and pointed at. Locals are not special Vet on Johnny Mercer. Thank you to everyone who has and will be told as much. Sitting at the corner of the bar given to this cause – from change in a donation bucket is sitting “at the corner of the universe.” to major checks. Every single bit helps out! That being said, I had the best time! And no, I We have decided not to have another Open am not a Yankee. I am a Pacific North westerner. I still House before Clover’s release on Aug. 4th. We are going got the evil eye for the door thing though. My thought to open our doors the Sat. prior to her release (July 30th) was I was just going to the counter so I would be safe for about one hour. This will allow anyone who may not from signage. No. Don’t think. Wait at the door. “They be able to be at the release to come by to see her. I will have windows” and they will see you and seat you post the time on the Cruise with Clover Facebook page. appropriately. You are special. Just like everyone else. It’s approaching fast! Mark your calendars, Aug. Oh, did I mention I got a backrub? Yeah, I am special, 4th at 1pm, be at the Tybee Pier! We’ll see you there! and so is the Breakfast Club. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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Ray Anaya and I are happy to report that we are alive and well after completing 7 weddings, 2 elopements and that wonderful fund raiser for The Post Theatre. As of now we have another 41 more weddings on the books into 2012. We have received 2 “Five Star Reviews” from The Knot which is quite an accomplishment. We are planning on doing something special for 11/11/2011 and Craig & Katelyn Krebs wanted to see if Photo by AKA Photography anyone on Tybee might wish to get married that day. It is our goal to have 11 weddings on that day and an island wide “Tybee” vow renewal at 11:00 a.m. should anyone wish to sign up. We are working on the details and will keep you posted. If you wish to get married you must have a Georgia marriage license in hand. An elopement package for weekday weddings has been finalized for a more budget conscience wedding. We will be happy to share that information with anyone who is interested. Just call Ray and he will be glad to meet you and discuss our smaller packages. Many of our locals and business owners have been too busy to tour the chapel. We have scheduled several complimentary breakfasts during the middle of the week to allow our friends to drop by and meet our staff and tour the chapel to see what it is capable of doing. We offer it as a wedding location, reception, party location or special events facility. We are still waiting for our first “Sweet Fifteen or Sixteen Birthday Party.” The Post Theatre’s brunch at the chapel was such a huge success that we are working with them and planning high tea on Tybee during the holidays. We shall keep you posted with those plans. It seems to be such a great idea when families are gathered around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years!


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The chapel is not open all day every day. However, we are just a few blocks down the street at Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, LLC and will be glad to stop what we are doing to meet anyone who wishes to tour the chapel or your may make an appointment if friends and family from out of town wish to come and look at our property. If you wish to plan a fund raiser, Christmas party, family reunion or other event we are ready to host it. Just give us a call and let us help you with the holidays. Suzanne Painter and the World Organization of Porcelain Painters are planning 2 events at the chapel and we look forward to their return late February and early March for almost 3 weeks. We are still working on our Grand Opening. Everyone on Tybee wants it to be really special. Now that we have gotten a few weddings under our belts we are ready to begin working on our Grand Opening. Ray is doing a wonderful job as our Event Director. His assistants, Carla Michael and Kim Dorsey, are equally enthusiastic and available should Ray get a much needed day off. I am also happy to assist and show off our recent project. Stacye, Lannie and the Oceanfront Team

Porcelain Painters will return to tybee! Porcelain Painters from all over the world are looking forward to the return of GA Seminars by the Sea Porcelain Arts School in Febr uar y-March 2012 celebrating the FIFTH season of painting on Tybee Island. Since its first year in 2008 the school has grown four fold...thanks to the Tybee Arts Association, the City of Tybee Island and the cooperation of the local merchants on Tybee Island. 2 0 1 1 expanded to three sessions of 6 days each. Tybee’s beautiful yet “laid back” attitude has afforded an atmosphere of luxury and enhancement for the creative spirits of porcelain artists from over 35 states, and 5 countries outside of the USA. Newly added for 2011, oil painting classes were held at the Tybee Arts Association Gallery, meals were served at the Old School House Cafeteria and vacations villas all over the island were the sites for the full schedule of the porcelain arts school. Check out our 2012 plans:

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Experience Luxury, Oceanfront Style Tybee is most fortunate to be an island in demand by our neighboring communities near and far. Our island is busier than ever and hopefully the locals can support each other and “be kinder” to our visitors during these hot days when we have more traffic and confusion than we are accustomed to in our bit of paradise. Tybee Island’s visitors view our community as theirs. Many of our Guests check into Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, LLC and the other vacation rental and hotels talking about their fond memories of years past watching their children and grandchildrens enjoy summer vacations on Tybee. They save their money to get here for their one vacation a year to enjoy being with family and friends. They get reacquainted with cousins and in laws. We offer a community of fellowship unlike most places in this country. Unfortunately, it only takes a few uninformed Guests to spoil everyone’s good humor. We on Tybee have waited for our long summer days that allow tons of early mornings and late afternoon enjoyment. We love to work in our yards, bicycle around town and on the beach. Every one of us waited through a cold winter for that sunset and sunrise or special wadey walk [“wadey” is when you wade and walk] on the beach while looking for shells or turtle nests. We love our time on the water. As we all know Tybee is busy. Our restaurants are thrilled with business as are our shops and all other businesses. We at Oceanfront are taking extra steps to talk with EVERY GUEST about noise, nuisance and “good neighbor” policies. We continue with each check in and at every reservation to explain that this is a community of local citizens who work and play. We ask our Guests to be nice neighbors and treat Tybee Island as you would your hometown. We remind them to treat your next door neighbor as if he was your friend with a job to go No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

to and children who need a good nights sleep. Oceanfront continues to hire police patrols. These officers look for over parking and professionally speak to our Guests about the impact that they can have on the neighborhood with noise and nuisance. We have adopted a zero tolerance after our May “episode” with an unnamed fraternity. We want to be good neighbors and ask each Guest to do the same. We have parking for extra vehicles at the Oceanfront Cottage office for excess Guest parking. The trash on Tybee has always been an issue. We move every trash can 9 times per month (in and out) year round. This is not something that the Guest is asked to do. I believe it is my responsibility to make sure these cans are in and out on time. We are moving the recycle bins an additional 4 to 5 times per month (in and out). The good news is that our Guests love to recycle! Oceanfront has had its own dumpster for years for overflow and we personally have to haul the trash if the can is full and the trash truck has run. We try not to have Guests check in with trash cans full or overflowing that litter our beautiful island. Tybee was asked to host 18 Brazilian Travel Agents from one of the largest travel agencies in Brazil. The State of Georgia was kind enough to ask Lannie and me to house them, have a dinner party for them, take them on our boat for a sunset cruise and our friend, Anthony Sapone, helped us the next morning so that everyone went to Little Tybee for a morning of jet skiing and a dolphin tour. They loved our “Tybee time.” South Magazine plans to spend more attention on Tybee Island supporting and showcasing our small businesses, festivals and events. Mr. Michael Brooks, Editor and Creator of South Magazine, promised to feature Tybee more to help us in our off and slow seasons. With the support of The Breeze and Where to Eat at the Beach we should have a better mid and off season. I thank everyone on Tybee for their ongoing support of our vacation rental business and the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel. Lannie and I have worked really hard against all odds and the recession for the past several years. We hope that the economy gets better for everyone. Personally, Lannie and I have never worked this hard (and we are both very hard workers). We certainly look forward to spending some quiet time together this summer on the water and at home. We look forward to seeing you around Tybee. Stacye, Lannie and the Oceanfront Cottage Team Tybee Breeze


Despite Thomas Wolfe’s famous admonishment that “you can’t go home again,” I have found on my half-dozen or so trips to Tybee Island that returning to the Lighthouse Inn B&B is a homecoming in its own right. Susie and Stuart, ever the consummate hosts, provide an atmosphere of comfort and belonging to every guest fortunate enough to cross their path. Paramount to the magic of the inn is the porch, where its collection of old-timey rockers and wicker benches, coupled with the warm evening breeze,

has quickly become my favorite place in all of Tybee. Don’t get me wrong; I’ve partaken of all the touristy things too. The local seafood is excellent, the sunrises and sunsets simply breathtaking, and the sight of dolphins in the bay awe-inspiring. I’ve explored the island by bicycle, a soul satisfying activity I highly recommend to everyone. The lighthouse, of course, is charming and its views simply unparalleled. In addition to all of this, I have found the locals to be a friendly bunch, ever ready with a simple good morning, a heady piece of advice, or a cold beverage. While each is lovely and part of the intrinsic allure of Tybee Island, none compare, however, to the sight of cruising down Meddin Drive at night and seeing the golden stream of light from the familiar windows and oak branches of The Lighthouse Inn. From my first visit to the inn a few years ago to my most recent, a few days ago, I have been welcomed by Susie and Stuart like a long-lost family member and made to feel truly at home among their eclectic collection of art and antiques, not to mention what have to be the most comfortable beds on Tybee. This feeling of homecoming is further perpetuated by the simple elegance of the porch where Susie is a master of recreating the old Appalachian pastime of evening porch sitting and storytelling. The combined experiences of both Susie and Stuart make for a wealth of interesting discussions and every guest is encouraged to offer insight into the lively salon that frequently takes place as the evening sun sets over Tybee Island. As an added bonus, I have met several fascinating locals who have dropped in for some front porch fun and served to make our conversations all the more lively. While Wolfe’s work has been taken to mean that one can’t return to the past without dealing with the ravages of time and memory, the cast of characters on the porch of the Lighthouse Inn has accomplished just that in my eyes: an inexhaustible source of celebration of life, love, and remembrance. Note: Tamara Moore is an educator and writer from South Carolina. Thank You All, Stuart & Susie Lighthouse Inn ~ 912-786-0901

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water. The solution should be gargled and spit out, never swallowed. Eye stings should be rinsed with a commercially available normal saline solution. Jellyfish Squish can be applied to the tissue around the eye with special care to make sure that none gets in the eyes. Medical care should be sought immediately for these kinds of stings. At Tybee Urgent Care, we may prescribe, dephenhydramine (Benadryl), H-2 blockers, pain medications such as acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as ketorolac, ibuprofen or naproxen sodium, topical or systemic (pills or injectable) steroids and antibiotics if secondary infection is suspected. If the person has not had a tetanus shot in greater than 10 years, then this should be administered as well. Severe allergic reactions can require epinephrine injection. If you or your friend or loved one suffers a jellyfish sting, get to Tybee Urgent Care right away! We can get you immediate care and relief and prevent further dangerous complications. Also, be sure to stop in and see us at 602 1st Street on your way to the beach and pick up some Jellyfish Squish! That way you can begin treatment on the beach as soon as possible! Remember, prevention is key! Look for jellyfish on the surface. Wearing wet suits or other protective clothing can also help. Avoiding these beautiful, but dangerous sea creatures will make your time at Tybee lots more enjoyable. Also, please remember that The Crab Cab will give anyone a free ride to Tybee Urgent Care at any time their cab company is open for business by calling (912)786CRAB (2722) and tell them you need to go to Tybee Urgent Care! We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for all of your pediatric and adult urgent care medical needs!

Just as last year at this time, our topic is jellyfish stings. Lee and I have noticed that they are out in force as we walk the beach and fish the surrounding rivers, so I felt that this would be an important subject to educate our readership about. Jellyfish can be found from the oceans of the Arctic to Australia and, as we well know, here around Tybee. While not all jellyfish can, some deliver a seriously painful sting and unfortunately the victim frequently never sees the jellyfish before it’s too late! These creatures are interesting sea animals that are not aggressive, simply moving with the current waiting for prey to land in their tentacles that are covered in poison-filled sacs called nematocysts that deliver their painful venom. Jellyfish stings can be quite serious, especially if someone with a known allergy to insect stings, small children, the elderly or frail are stung. Common signs or symptoms include severe pain, itching, and a rash or raised, red welts that are sometimes described as looking like whip lash marks. Symptoms can progress to numbness and tingling, muscle spasms, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Secondary bacterial infections are rare, but do occur. Stings that are circumferential (go all the way around a person’s body or extremity), involve the eyes, mucous membranes or genitalia should be considered at least a medical urgency and medical attention should be sought immediately. Severe reactions can lead to difficulty breathing, coma and death. The initial treatment goal is to prevent any remaining nematocysts from releasing their venom. An over the counter specialty product for jelly fish stings can be applied, such as Jellyfish Squish. This product has 4% lidocaine as its primary ingredient, the highest concentration of lidocaine available in an over the counter product. Not only does the product give almost instantaneous relief, but also keeps the nematocysts from injecting any more poison into the skin. Do not apply hot or cold fresh water or ice. Also do not rub the affected area, as this will cause the nematocysts to continue to release their venom. Careful cleaning of the area to remove any remaining nematocysts should be done with tweezers or a stick. Gloves should be worn if possible. Another way to remove nematocysts is to apply shaving cream or a paste of baking soda to the area and then shave the area with a razor or a credit card. Jellyfish Squish Mouth stings should be treated by having the patient rinse their mouth with a solution of lidocaine and

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Until next month, be safe and stay healthy! The Beach Doc and Tybee Urgent Care

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By Julia Pearce Sunset dinning at A.J.’s brings out the celebrities, Jennifer Salandi, owner of Savannah’s Ballastone Inn, and our beloved councilwoman Shirley Sessions, o w n e r of the Bluebird Inn. Jennifer arrived by boat to A.J.’s in grand style, and Shirley’s greeting was gracious & engaging as usual. Todd is the shop manager for Car Care Center at Bull River. They run a fair, honest, and professional repair place, plus Todd has a sexy gray-streak in his hair. Stop by for a service! Tara Ward wants to thank all the Quarter regulars (you know who you are) for making her feel so welcome. Tara is Benny’s daughter-in-law, maybe Tara is a spy sent to steal the Quarter’s wing recipe. I watch way too much TV. At the Quarter, if you spill your drink too many times, they will turn it into a sippy cup with duck tape for you; just ask Lynn Ziegler. The Bird Lady Gloria Bennett celebrated her 86th birthday at Fannie’s. Her friends gathered for their weekly Tuesday night supper club. Rip & Joe a r e e x pecting a baby... a grandbaby that is! Joe’s daughter is expecting. The happy Grandparents will name the


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baby “Little Rip.” The parents of course will choose a name, but everyone on Tybee will call him or her “Little Rip!” Sgt. David Cody and Lt. April Hoover were visiting Tybee from Henry County. She is a combative expert and he is a defensive expert. Sounds like a marriage made in heaven! Diane Schleicher, Tybee’s city manager, and husband John joined many who attended a beautiful anniversary celebration of the life of council woman Anne Monahan conducted in the Tybee cemetery.

and turned it out for Tybee folks! Renee and Kim are at it again! They are producing and directing a play, but not just any play; Tybee is in for a wonderful treat… The Wizard of OZ!

One is the benefits of living on Tybee is walking outside and watching a random parade pass by. No one I asked knew the reason for the parade, but this IS Tybee, so who needs a reason? Alee Temple showed up

Many Tybee characters make up the cast, yours truly included. State Representative Burke Day is the Wizard. Mark your calendars, because you will want to see this show on July 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and 31. We had a rare visit from artist Jerome Meadows. Jerome is an internationally renowned sculptor. He silently observed forms at Marlin Monroe’s. Jenny Orr’s No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

staff provided a world-class dining experience; I think Eugene will come again. Linda is in Love. She has Lulu; Lulu is the sweetest little dog. Linda recently lost a dog to genetic disease, so it is so good to see these two together. This is Josh Smith, he is a Tybee teenager, and if you have any odd j o b s seek out a Tybee Teen. Josh is very reliable and helpful. Remember school is out and young people need money and healthy structured time. If you do not know a teenager, call me, Josh has many friends. The crew at Coco’s is awesome. Recently owner Tracy and Coco’s staff welcomed the Tybee Red Hat Society. We had a great time. If you have not been to Coco’s for the sunset horn you are missing a sublime experience; Mary Sheppard is a familiar face there. The food is delightful with fresh fish, shrimp and vegetables (try the cucumber salad). Linda Tapia is back from Haiti. Linda spent time there helping the people as they continue to recover from the 2010 earthquake. Let’s all keep the Haiti people in our thoughts, prayers and donations. Here is Sonny Colley and Martha. Sonny is Abby Burkes’ brother. I thought he was Sonny Sieler, of movie fame, at first. Sonny Colley is the former President of CCCS. Sonny makes regular appearances as a financial speaker throughout the Coastal Empire and the Low country. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

Meet Carrie Burke, daughter of Jimmy Burke. (For the unenlightened Jimmy Burke is or has been a Tybee Big Kahuna, Tybee City Councilman, Tybee Umbrella Ambassador, and a St. Patty’s Grand Marshall.) She is at Dizzy Dean’s Cigar Shoppe. Have you been there to check out thier selection? It is so pleasant not to have to leave the island for a great smoke. Big George’s North Beach Grill Family is expanding! Mike (who has been at NBG forever) & Stella a r e expecting a baby. Tis the season! It’s summer time, and North Beach Grill has live music ThursdaySunday starting at 7pm. Stan & Linda rule the Legion on Tuesday nights from 7-9pm with a great card game called “Screw Your Neighbor.” It’s a great time. J o a n & Bob were playing the Legion card game. Joan is beautiful inside and out, and they make such a great couple. B i l l Cannon made a “donation” to Locks of Love! Carey Anderson at Salon Isobe did the honors, and his support group, Lyn Randall, Beth Tanner, Demery and Bonnie Bishop, were there to show support. Michael & Marian M o o d y at Marlin Monroe’s on a marvelous Monday. Say that fast 10 times. As the Tybee breeze goes to press... Marian Moody & Tree are home from the hospital. Please continue to pray for them. Hang in there Tree & Marian… this island loves you both! 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 Ms. Julia Spiritual consultations 414-0809. 25 Tybee Breeze

Tybee Marine Rescue Mission Reports By Joey Solomon Public Information Officer

The Squadron had no called missions over the last month. We stayed busy with several of our major projects, first I would like to thank everyone who supported our BBQ –Butt sale. We are trying to do more with less (isn’t everybody?) and this year we learned a few more things. We had a few left-overs, but didn’t repeat last years, oops we ran out mess. Hope You enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend!

This years 25th annual Kids Fishing Tournament was a huge success although attendance was off slightly. Almost 100 Children participated this year and EVERY one of them received a new rod & r e e l (thank you ZEBCO)! Of course the ditty bags, hot dogs, trophies and savings bonds were there too. Thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors and the CREW of the Crab-Shack!

(This sign says: NO RAFTING!)

FloatZilla? This event was HUGE! Words like fun, colorful and lazy day were the first things that came to my mind. The Tybee MRS provided safety boats for this event. Eight boats were used through out the morning tasked with keeping power boats and jet skis away from the crowd. It was like herding 1000 cats! We rescued two from a sinking raft, (we don’t think they could swim) we also treated and transported one for heat related illness. I read stories of problems encountered hours later, and thank the captains & crews that prevented this day from becoming a tragedy. 78 man hours on this and 140 on the kids fishing tourney brings our community service hours up to 218 for the month!


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The Georgia sea turtle season has started with a BANG! Throughout the state the sea turtle season started on May 1. Although our volunteers were on the beach daily beginning May 1, Tybee’s nesting season began on May 25 with the finding of our first turtle crawl and nest. This nest was located by Danny Carpenter that morning. The crawl was located at the high tide line just south of Gullick Street. The nest cavity contained 103 eggs which were relocated to a higher dune area just north of 7th Street. The second nest of the season was found on June 5, by Lara Hall. This was the first crawl that Lara ever found on a dawn patrol walk; needless to say she was very excited. The second crawl was located north of the North Beach jetty below the dune drop-off area. The original nest location was susceptible to water inundation from a high tide or storm surge so the 117 eggs were relocated to a higher spot in the dunes. This area will still need to be monitored for wash-overs when extreme high tides occur. The third nest found on Tybee was discovered on June 8, between 6th and 7th Street. It was also located just above the high tide line and needed to be relocated to a higher place on the beach. This nest chamber contained 97 eggs. The morning of June 13, two crawls were discovered, by Lara Hall again. One crawl, located below the high tide line, was only a “false” crawl. This is when a female emerges onto shore, but does not attempt to leave her eggs in a nesting area. Many factors could cause her to turn around: noise, lights, obstacles on the beach, or even the feel of the sand. Most likely that female will emerge at another location or wait until another night. The second crawl and nest found on the morning of June 13, was located north of 7th Street. Cheryl and Danny were able to assist with locating and relocating the 99 eggs to a higher spot. All of Tybee’s nests are marked off with four stakes, a DNR nesting sign and caution tape. Unlike other islands, our nests are not usually disturbed by critters on the beach. Georgia’s nesting totals are around 850 already this season, by the time this article is printed, that number is likely to have increased. Normally at this time we have half that amount of nests throughout the state. Although, this is a No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

good sign, one of two things could happen. The nest numbers could continue to increase through August, ending with another record high year or the nest numbers could taper off and we will end up with an average year of totals. Next month, I will give more information on projected totals for the season. It is very exciting to have this many nests this early in the season. As I close, there are a few ways you can help our turtles. Turtles dig the dark! They need a dark beach for nesting and later on when the babies emerge. Keep outdoor lights off after 9 p.m., close blinds, and use only red-filtered flashlights at night. Remove items from the beach when you leave, this includes, chairs, toys, and trash. Smooth out sandcastles built on the beach and fill in any holes that were dug. Enjoy the beach at night and keep an eye out for our visiting turtles. If you are lucky enough to see a nesting female, please observe from a distance, do not touch the turtle or assist her in any way. 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. If you are interested in volunteering with the Sea Turtle Project, please contact the Center or send me an email at Tammy@TybeeMarine

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Adventures of Steve & Jan Fox We left on Thursday May 12 for a four month across the country RV trip. We thought about leaving on Friday the 13th but decided against it (just in case). This trip will take us to California via the northern route (we traveled the southern route last time) and will take us into SC, NC, KY, IN, MO, IL, IA, MN, SD, WY, MT, WA, OR, and CA. We might take a side trip into Canada as well. We haven’t plotted the entire return trip yet other than a visit to Yellowstone. It took two years to get the reservation so our timetable is structured around our two week campground visit there. We are traveling with Molly, our (about) six month old cat. She is trained to be on a leash when she is outside but is essentially an indoor cat. We are hoping she will adjust to travel and become an RV companion. Our first stop was the Jellystone campground near Swansea, SC for three days. Eric (our oldest son), Rochelle, and their three boys (Daniel, Gabriel, and Kyler) joined us late Friday and left for home in Canton on Sunday. We had a pretty good time swimming, hiking, some sports, good campfire food, and camaraderie. We left Monday morning for the Smokemont Campground in the Great Smokey Mountains. The trip included a span on the Blue Ridge Parkway, our first time on the Blue Ridge since our honeymoon some 500 or so years ago. If you have never been on the Blue Ridge, I highly recommend it. Besides breathtaking scenery, you will see much of the work done by the CCC during Roosevelt’s presidency. The camp sites have no electricity, no water, no sewer connections, no cell service, no internet, and no TV, so we are roughing it a bit. Our RV does have a generator so we can keep our batteries charged and we have a good on board supply of fresh water and a propane water heater. Tonight’s meal is roast beef over the campfire. It’s a bit chilly here in the mountains but we brought some warmer clothes. We were a bit concerned about climbing the mountain roads while towing our Element and were ready to disconnect before climbing, but our RV did fine (if a bit slow at times) with the tow attached. Smokemont is a few miles west of the small town of Cherokee, NC. Although a bit of a tourist trap, it is part of a Cherokee Indian reservation. We visited there this morning and hooked up to check e-mails, and phone messages at


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a local internet coffee shop. On the way back we toured a sample farm from the 1800s (original buildings that were relocated to the site) and the largest grist mill (no longer operating) in the area. When it was operating it could process 350 pounds or corn or wheat an hour and sift the results by size. It was powered using a metal turbine wheel instead of a wooden wheel, the first turbine mill we have seen. Water was carried in a flume like in all mills, but then dropped down a shaft about 25 feet high (similar to a small water tower) to create water pressure to run the turbine. Pretty innovative for its time, I think. It operated from the late 1800s through the 1930s and is being refurbished by the National Park Service. We took some photos but, unfortunately, they didn’t come out. Just behind our camp site is a fast running mountain stream called the Bradley Fork that is about 20 yards across. It joins the Oconaluftee River just south of the campground. The sound of the rushing water adds a nice touch to our site. The woods are full of black bears and other wild creatures and there are strict rules regarding food, fires, leaving pets unattended outside, and other things. May 20, 2011 - This is our second day at the somewhat muddy Boonesboro State Park in KY. Although there is much room for campers, it isn’t very crowded. Once again there is no internet here and our site doesn’t have a sewer hookup, but we do have electricity, water, cell service, TV (although we haven’t turned it on yet), a bath house, and a laundry close by. A Kroger a few towns over has free wireless internet in the store. There are a number of feral cats roaming around, some appearing in good health and some fairly scraggly. Molly watches them from one of our RV windows and talks to them through the glass. We don’t want to let her out because of the cats so she is staying indoors. We are pretty much just relaxing here and plan to head out on Sunday for a one night stopover in Clarkesville, IN before spending five days in the Saint Louis area. May 24, 2011 - We have landed at a KOA in Eureka, MO, which is about 20 miles west of Saint Louis, after riding through a lot of wind and a storm that rained about as hard as any I have ever seen. The local weather stations remind us (and everyone else) that we are in an area currently prone to major storms and flooding and we will be in the tornado belt for the next several weeks. We plan to stay through the 28th, and then head to Springfield, IL for a few days. Molly is adjusting nicely to RV travel. There are three railroad tracks across the street and a freight train passes every 20 minutes or so. The sound is wonderful. There is a lot we want to see in Saint Louis and, hopefully, the rain won’t prevent us from exploring the city. Today we visited the Museum of Transportation, expecting nothing spectacular, and we were blown away. First up was the car museum. There weren’t a lot of cars, but the ones there were spectacular. They included a 1963 Chrysler

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turbine engine car that can run on corn oil, paint thinner, whiskey, and similar fuels; a 1962 custom Ghia Coupe that belonged to Dean Martin; a 1960 custom Da Dia 150 that belonged to Bobby Darin (and included ground diamonds in the paint); a 1911 Hudson that belonged to W. C. Fields; a 1950 Russian GAZ (their version of the Jeep); an early RV; and a few others.

This wasn’t the cool part, however. It was the collection of trains, mostly locomotives. I have read a number of books on locomotives, electrics, and diesel/ electric engines and seen a lot of photos. This museum had the real things there and is the largest collection of locomotives in the world. It was like the pictures coming to life. Some of the cars included early streetcars from New York (complete with imbedded graffiti), the Big Boy loco (the largest ever built at almost 133 feet and could pull a train up to 5 ½ miles long), the GM Aerotrain, Burlington Zephyr, and the tallest and longest diesel electric engine I have ever seen complete with a rotary snow plow on the front. The plow looks like a tunnel boring machine and is at least ten feet high. In spite of its size, all of the diesel power on the engine was dedicated to the plow (the engine itself was not self-powered). Other trains attached to this one to push it along. On the way back we stopped at Scnucks grocery store, not because we needed much but because it is a really great name for a store. By the way, the other coolest museum we have seen is in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and contains paintings, sculptures, and creations all done by people in insane asylums. May 25, 2011- We had a leak in our RV during the storms last night, so we spent part of the morning recaulking seams on the RV instead of cruising the city. The storms have returned this afternoon and we are watching the weather on TV for tornado warnings and listening to the periodic tornado sirens. We are ready to head out in the car

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with a one minute warning. I am not sure how people in this part of the country tolerate this and we feel for them. May 26, 2011 - Two tornados touched down south of, but not close to us yesterday. The leak was smaller, but our RV continued to leak during the evening’s heavy rains. I found another cracked seam this morning and hopefully fixed the problem. We visited the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis later this morning followed by the Arch. This is the courthouse where the Dred Scott trials took place. Many feel that the court’s decision (and Supreme Court’s follow-up decision) were factors causing the start of the Civil War. The building, now a museum, is full of history and is quite beautiful. The arch is quite impressive as well. Due to the light rain we decided not to ride the interior car to the top. Apparently, the car is on a pivot that keeps it correctly oriented while going up & down the curved structure but also is very narrow. We also visited the City Museum. Unfortunately, so did at least ten busloads of elementary and middle school kids. The museum’s collections include gargoyles, door knobs, stained glass, and other strange and wonderful things. There are numerous places inside to crawl, hide, and slide from the top to the bottom floors and outside is a maze built from old airplanes, a fire engine, school bus, and

other objects. All in all, the City Museum is very unusual and strange and I highly recommend it if you are ever in the area. Last, we stopped by Union Station, once the train station and one of the busiest in the country and now a Marriott hotel with some shopping. The architecture is beautiful. I stayed here a number of years ago on a business trip and was quite impressed. The recession has hit, however, and most of the shops and much of the glamour are now gone. Here are links to some of the places we have seen here in St. Louis:; www.; och.htm;

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type called “Squirrel Flea.” These creatures that we so often think of as an enhancement to our surrounding, lilt and bounce around our trees and landscape areas as do many of our outside friends in the wild and can deposit many fleas and flea eggs for us and our domestic pets to be exposed to.


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Fleas have a tendency to occur in early spring and An original rat flea differs from throughout the warmer months of the year. dog and cat fleas. They are most Their size can be about 3/16 of an inch common with the Norway rat and long. They are known to jump many times can be found on this rat and many their length. Some other characteristics other species, including cotton rabbits of these insects include living and and ground squirrels. They can also nesting in carpets, furniture, and transmit diseases to humans and many in-between wooden floor cracks other animals. They are also jumpers. and are considered to be blood sucking parasites. They have Shrimp Fleas been known to feed on birds and Several years ago I was called to service other mammals. There are several one of my clients that had described diseases that can be transmitted from them, their problem as strange unidentifiable some of which are typhus and bubonic plague. They insects. Upon my investigation I was a bit perplexed as also carry tape worms from rodents, cats, dogs, and can these were new to me. I brought samples of these insects transmit them to humans. into the office and by chance there was an entomology friend of the company visiting and diagnosed them as Dog and cat fleas Shrimp Fleas. They do look like a cross between a Dog and cat fleas are common in the same vicinity and tiny shrimp and a large flea. They are reddish in color these, as most types, rest within their cocoon stage until and can be found near ditches and low lying areas with any vibration causes them to emerge. They can prey on standing water. They are basically controlled with a these hosts and many other animals. There is a similar proper pesticide application with residual properties. I’ve not found them to be common in our area, but just the same, they do exist.

Maintenance and control Flea control consists of a regimented program that includes a thorough inspection of the premises both inside and out for a proper evaluation. The most important factor is customer assistance. It is wise to incorporate rodent and flea control simultaneously. A spot treatment is also recommended inside of the home as well as a perimeter outside treatment. Pets should be treated accordingly by your personal veterinarian. It is most helpful for the homeowner to vacuum all areas and remove the bag to an outside garbage facility. Sanitation is most important in the control of these insects and a good carpet cleaning is also recommended before any treatment. We in the industry incorporate a flea egg growth regulator which can inhibit the young flea egg stage from the emergence of new fleas. This has proven to be most helpful in the control of these insects. Until next time - Let’s work the bugs out! Johnny “the bugman” Herald - Cox Pest Control


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Happy Fourth of July. Enjoy your time off and take a moment to remember what this holiday is all about. This is another reason to be proud to be an American. On June 13th, I was pleased to present the Police Officer of the Year Award to Senior Patrol Officer John Kunego of our Tybee Island Police Department. John is an outstanding police officer and someone we can all be proud of. It was also with great pleasure that I presented Legionnaire Chuck Bolen with our Legionnaire of the Year Award. Chuck has far exceeded his duties as adjutant of the Post and truly deserves the honor. In addition, I was able to present to Legionnaire Aaron Powell an award for Continuous Membership. He has been a member of the American Legion for sixty-six (66) years. That’s a long time! Father’s Day steak dinners went well. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal and we really enjoyed giving families an opportunity to thank Dad for being Dad! As usual it took a lot of effort to make this a success and thanks go out to all of the Legionnaires, Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion members who helped prepare the meals, serve the meals, and wash the dishes and cleanup afterwards. It was definitely a group operation.

Our meeting on July 11th will be to install our incoming officers of the Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion. We have had a very good year for 2010/11 with the men and women we have at the Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion. There is every expectation that the coming year will be even better. As always I ask that you remember our Tybee Island “Circle of Freedom” War Memorial on Butler Avenue. Please help with donations if you can. 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 6:30pm. Both events are open to the public and everyone is invited to participate. 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. 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. This month will be the last you hear from me. I know you will miss my inability to communicate well and my typos which are too many to mention but of the most notable is when we “hosed” the Poppy Anchor Launching. Ya’ll, the word was hosted! What a difference one letter makes. I have enjoyed working with all of you and look forward to many more good things that we do together with Liz’s leadership. The final event that I will be working on is “Christmas in July” which will be our covered dish dinner on July 17 at 6. We will have our covered dish and have our “white elephant” gift exchange

like we do at Christmas. Please bring a covered dish with our “holiday” theme in mind. This should be great fun! It now gives me great pleasure to turn this over to Liz… Kaye it has been great pleasure working with you, Belinda Flanagan, and Marlene Tomlinson, who are resigning from the board. WE will need your help from time to time so don’t go too far!! Our entire Auxiliary members THANK YOU so very much for all the hard work that you all did. WE are looking forward to a very successful year. Liz C. Lee President-Elect 31 Tybee Breeze

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Some Remembrances of The Lighthouse Gallery It was early 94, when, I believe, I first learned about the “Lighthouse Gallery.” I was volunteering at the Light station, “guarding the lighthouse.” Denise Elliott (now Vernon) was volunteering at the “Lighthouse Gallery,” in the old garage, site of the current gift shop/entrance to the Light station. She was carrying Dylan at the time. It was a very quiet midweek day so we started to talk over the fence. After a while, I joined the Arts Group. It was a great chance to meeting some fabulous people. Wilma McCusker, Pat Locklear, Louise Taylor, Sally Bostwick, Deloris Renfro, Freddie Grotheer, Dear Mariana Seydon, Patricia Barr, Rene Kuntz (now Heidt), Gil Lee, Stacy Gibboni, Sandy Brannam, Michele Soha, Kim Miller, and Chuck Schnizler. I learned that The LightHouse Gallery has previously resided on the top floor of the building now used as the Marine Science Center. They called it the old Police Station at that time. Then it was in the second keeper’s cottage and in one of the bunkers. We started cleaning up the garage at the Light station. We added space and signage. It was fun being there, a beautiful spot and appreciative tourists. We did well. I remember when Anne and Jim Monaghan joined, and, shortly after, Anne West. We three women produced the first Festival of the Arts, along with Bob and Charlene Grissom. Then the Light station finished the renovation of the First Keeper’s Cottage and soon needed our space. Steve and Ginger Strickland offered us free use of the old grocery store at the south end of Butler for two months. I was president and Debbie Robinson was in charge of the gallery. We decided to give it a try. It worked! The “Lighthouse Gallery” was a moving place. There was dancing in the street! Openings and new shows every quarter. Guest artists. Music and entertainment. Debbie started cultivating her own art and supplemented our space. Soon, she had more art than we did and it was time to move again. Around 2000, Ann and Keith Gay, Rik and Linda Lindeburg offered us space in their newly acquired Shops at Tybee Oaks. They pushed back enough weeds to make a driveway and parking lot and we moved in to the old rental house at the front of the property. The Tybee Arts Association opened the “LightHouse Gallery” under the leadership of Irene Sullivan. It became the vibrant center of local art for almost two years. 2002, many artists, lead by long time members Mildred Hill and Cynthia Ward wanted to re-instate the gallery. So, we found space beside the visitor’s center. (part of where the bank is today), and re-opened the “Lighthouse Gallery.” But, not enough artists were supportive; the gallery was not doing well. Mildred offered to “buy us out.” We agreed. But when she asked


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to continue using the name “Lighthouse Gallery,” we declined. Somehow, we hoped that TyArts might some day, have a gallery again. Thus, Mildred Hill used the name “Gallery by the Sea.” Since then, it has moved and she has sold it to Gayle Bolton, who moved it again. Tybee Arts Association and the “Lighthouse Gallery” have been instrumental in starting up 3 successful businesses on Tybee. Debbie Robinson’s Atlantic Beacon Gallery, The Irene Sullivan Gallery, and Gallery by the Sea. The arts association should be proud. There has not been a “Lighthouse Gallery” since then. Mary Ingalls 912.786.4060

Rising TYde Community Food Pantry The Tybee Island YMCA, branch of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, and Recreation Department worked towards the implementation of the Rising TYde Community Food Pantry, demonstrating the Y’s commitment to social responsibility. The program is modeled similarly to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at the West Chatham YMCA branch. The call for this type of service if greatly needed by some Tybee Island residents. “At our YMCA we have teens that come in after skate night and ask if there is any leftover food. Being a small community we know these children and know they are hungry,” said Gina Casagrande, Branch Director, Tybee Island YMCA. “The churches are flooded with need of basic food assistance as well.” Initially, the Y and Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church collaborated on starting the Food Pantry. From this joint effort the movement to start the program expanded. All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Chapel by the Sea, Saint Michael Catholic Church, Tybee IGA Market, Second Harvest, the City of Tybee Island, and locals joined the Y and Trinity Chapel in forming a committee to open the Food Pantry. However, the committee still needed a space to operate from. The city council granted the committee approval to use the Old School Cafeteria located on Fifth St. This site will serve as the point of distribution to the community. The Food Pantry will be open every 3rd Monday of the Month in the morning from 10-11am and again in the evening at 6-7pm. The Y hopes to launch the program mid July 2011 and continue to further their mission “to put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.” No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

Tybee “DAC” Kids Fishing tournament Ahoy Mates. This year’s Tybee DAC Kids Fishing Tournament was a great success. On May 14, 2011, kids and adults gathered at Tybee Island Marina to have fun, eat great food, and fish. Dr. Mare Timmons, Marine Biologist, UGA Marine Extension Service and Dr. Charra Sweeny-Reeves, who works in animal dentistry kicked off the captain’s meeting informing us about dolphin’s rescues and marine animal dentistry. Dr. Timmons had brought a very rare dolphin head skeleton for everyone to see. The rain came just in time for everyone to enjoy the great food prepared by two of the island’s greatest cooks, Gus Cowart and Debbie Pagan. We had hamburgers, hot dogs and Debbie’s delicious shrimp puppies and fried shrimp made with shrimp donated by Captain Royce of Lazaretto Creek Seafood. Captain Royce is one of our loyal supporters for the many fishing tournaments and

kid’s activities that have been on Tybee for the last 25 years. Just take a look on the walls of Lazaretto Creek Seafood store and you will see pictures of the local kid’s activities for over 25 years. Also, I would like to recognize Jodee Sadowsky of the Breakfast Club for his 25 years of support for the kid’s activities on Tybee. Since the fish were already wet, the rain did not stop the fish from biting. It was a big day for catching flounder, bass, and whiting. The catch of the day belonged to Connor with an 18 ½ flounder. Thanks so much to our sponsors and to everyone that supported us by buying a raffle ticket. Without your support – we wouldn’t be able to have this tournament. (btw- Bill Lewis, formerly of Lewis Ave, won the basket of cheer). The winners are: Noah Williams - Most Enthusiastic Fisherman Alexis Castellano - Best Fish Story Age 0 To 6 Fishing From Dock: Most Fish Caught: 1st Place - Tristen Reinters 2nd Place - Emma Hendrix Biggest Fish Caught: 1st Place - Connor Desaults 2nd Place - Jameson Stafford Fishing From Boat: Most Fish Caught: 1st Place - Kinley Simmons Biggest Fish Caught: 1st Place - Cameryn Hill Age 7 to 13 Fishing From Dock: Most Fish Caught: 1st Place - Jadon Hendrix 2nd Place - Sarah Harris Biggest Fish Caught: 1st Place - Bradley Sutton Fishing From Boat: Most Fish Caught: 1st Place - Dalton Pagan

Super 8: I am going to ruin this movie for you right now. Super 8 sucked. With J.J. Abrams directing and Steven Spielberg producing, you would think you have a win - win situation. Negatory, Ghost Rider. It was a weird combination of E.T., The Goonies, Aliens, Stand By Me and the spider from Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King. So, blah. I realized I was in for it when Jeffrey, the butler from Fresh Prince of Bel Air, was playing a serious role as an Air Force scientist. Whaaat? Sorry, he has been typecast and it is what it is. The story is five preteens making a movie to enter into the Cleveland Ohio International Super 8 Film Festival. While they are filming their movie, they inadvertently film the train derailment (which was pretty spectacular) caused by “Jeffrey” the butler. When the train derails, the alien escapes along with his five thousand rubik cubes (aka spaceship). The Air Force attempts to contain the fiasco to no avail. The alien has been unleashed. (Oh heavens to Betsy!). The problem though is that he is a nice alien and just wants to go home. He may look like a spider/alien/20 foot tall beast, but he’s really a sweet guy. Whatever. I am bummed and so was Howard. Wait until this train wreck comes out on the SciFi Channel. Howard is not going to buy it so you cannot borrow it from him. I give this movie 1 bottle of 3 Olives Dude (because the special effects were impressive), 1 bottle of Absolute Citron (because the pre-teen actors were fun), and 3 bottles of Aristocrat (shudder) (because I expected soooo much more from such phenomenal talent).

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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. 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 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 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 “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. 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 July 1 - DJ Xtreme with guest host: AK

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(Freak Nasty) 10pm. Sat July 2 - “Seductive Saturday’s” DJ Xtreme/Almost Kings/electricparK 9pm. Sun July 3 - Family Karaoke 5-10pm & DJ Xtreme Mash Up Dance Party 10pm. Mon July 4 - Kid Syc @ Brandywine 9pm & DJ Xtreme 11pm. Thurs July 7 Eric Culberson - 9pm. Fri July 8 Kontraband Muzik 10pm. Sat July 9 - “Seductive Saturday’s” w/ DJ Xtreme 10pm. Fri July 15 - Howler/ Habitat Noise/Free Candy 9pm. Sat July 16 - “Seductive Saturday’s” w/ DJ Xtreme 10pm. Thurs July 21 Rumour Has Wings/electricparK/ Fur Elise/Super Bob 9pm. Fri July 22 - TBA. Sat July 23 - “Seductive Saturday’s” w/DJ Xtreme 10pm. Thurs July 28 - CeCe & the Creeps 9pm. Fri July 29 - Death is a Dialogue/ShallowSide/Misnomer 9pm. Sat July 30 - “Seductive Saturday’s” w/DJ Xtreme 10pm. The Rock House is located@ 1518 Butler Ave on the corner of Tybrisa.

Come join us, you’ll be happy you did, as the tradition continues with the Ray’s serving you with great pride their best & freshest award winning seafood. Voted 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.

hamburgers, crab cakes, and much, much more! Kitchen opened Sunday’s till midnight. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7pm $1.50 draft beer, $2 domestic longnecks & $2.50 well 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.

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

upcoming events

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events July 3rd - Fireworks on the Pier. Tybee’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. Come early and plan to stay late as this is one of Tybee’s busiest days of the year and the island fills up fast. The show starts around dark thirty (around 9:15pm). The fireworks are staged on the pier, but they are easily viewed from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches. (800) 868-2322. Sept. 4th - Labor Day Beach Bash. Enjoy the ocean breezes, while live music fills the air from the Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion. Come to the 4th Annual Labor Day Beach Bash featuring free live entertainment & fireworks – oceanfront!

announcements Want to learn to play bridge? Free lessons in August. Leave message at 706-548-1290. Tybee Church is now on The Beach Every Wednesday 10-11am. Tybee Arts Association upcoming events: The Wizard of Oz” Shows: July 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 & 24. JULY ART SHOW & SALE - A “TYBEE VACATION” July 9th 10am-6pm; July 10th 12-6pm at Tybee Arts Center #7 Cedarwood. Enjoy the works of 15 artists participating in this show. In addition to their regular offerings, each has at least one new work interpreting the theme : “Tybee Vacation,” Multiple art disciplines are representedpainting, photography, jewelry, glass, fiber, sculpture & clay. There will also be demonstrations of painting and music during the day. Refreshments are offered. Spend some time in the shade and air conditioning while enjoying our Art Show & Sale during your Tybee Vacation. (Locals are on vacation all the time!) We do

our part in making Tybee Island an ART Destination!! If you need more info contact Samantha Claar @ 912-786-4351. 15th annual Tybee Festival of Arts - Oct 15 & 16. Go to www. for details on all of our upcoming events. Join the Tybee Arts Association today! Day Camp at the Burton 4-H Center July 11-15. This summer the Burton 4-H Center will be hosting a day long summer camp program for children grades 1st-8th. Children can be dropped off at the 4-H center as early as 7:30am and can be picked up between 5:15pm & 6:30pm each day. Free transportation to & from Whitemarsh Island will be provided each day for those parents wanting to take advantage of this opportunity. Each day will include time at the beach, weather permitting, as well as fun, educational programming based on the marine environment. Lunch will be provided every day as well as a hamburger & hotdog cookout dinner on Thurs. evening which parents are invited to attend. For more info. visit or call 912.786.5534. Oatland Island Wildlife Center Unique Summer Programs for Middle & High School Students. Oatland Island Wildlife Center is offering a full slate of summer camps for the elementary grade levels, and some unique programs for Middle-High School students. The “FUNdamentals of Beekeeping” will teach students how to keep honeybees & make use of products from the hive. “Trails & Treasures” will teach students how to use a map & compass & the sport of Geocaching, using a Geographic Positioning System (GPS). The Bicycle Rodeo is for students who are interested in learning how to ride safely in traffic, basic bicycle maintenance, & enjoying the outdoors! This course will be taught by a certified cycling instructor. All camps at Oatland are 1 week long and run from 9-3 Mon-Fri. Oatland Island Wildlife Center features the 2 mile “Native Animal Nature Trail” that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetlands & salt marsh habitats & links many native animal exhibits such as wolves, alligator & cougar. Tybee Breeze


Oatland is located 5 miles east of Savannah off Islands Expressway & is open daily for self guided tours from 10-4. For more info call 912-395-1500, or visit www. CCA Georgia Announces Tybee Resident, Michael Denmark, as New Executive Director

The Coastal Conservation Association Georgia Chapter has announced that local Tybee Island resident Michael Denmark will assume the state chapter’s Executive Director position. Denmark, a Savannah native, recently moved to Tybee Island after 32 years of executive corporate leadership with pharmaceutical giant, Novartis. Denmark spent the last 10 years heading up the company’s western division of the Neuroscience Business Unit. Denmark received

a degree in Physiology/Zoology with an emphasis in Marine Biology from the University of Georgia. His career includes more than two decades with Ciba-Geigy/Novartis Pharmaceuticals. He also holds a U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license (50-ton) and is a master SCUBA instructor. CCA Georgia is the state’s leading saltwater fisheries conservation organization. Recent activities include playing a key role in establishing conservation measures for 17 species of saltwater sport fish, securing legislative funding for the Marine Sportfish Population Health Study, and helping to launch the Peach State Reds Initiative, through which the state is evaluating a stocking program to augment the red drum population with hatchery-reared fish. “CCA is the largest marine resource conservation group of its kind in the nation, with almost 100,000 members in 17 state chapters. To become a member of CCA Georgia and be part of building a better future for the state’s coastal and marine resources, go to www. and click on Join CCA. You can visit the Georgia CCA web page by going to

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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StarFish Scopes July 2011 1-Diane Sikes & Edward Pollack, 2-Bob Bryson 3-Chris Case, James Fountain, Heather Helms, Melissa Settler & Judy Carter, 4-Matthew Estes 6-Price Dyer, 7-Buddy Prouse, 8-Angie Middleton, Roy Eddie Snowden, Carleen DeLoach & Ryan Parker 9-Charlie Powers & Madisyn Lancaster 10-Jiggs Watson, Howard Bellenger, Lucy Groover, Dot Oliver & Samantha Adams, 11-Terese Jung, Charlie Petrea & Russ Dyer, 14-Bo Price, Billy King & Robert Plank, 15-Randy Hatman Smith, Daryl Price, Jason Ponitus, Tate Hill & Marie Rodriguez 16-Claire Price & Steve Fox, 18-Sandy Brewer 20-James Woo, Abigail Dowell, Sam Adams & Marsheila Bush-Rhodes, 22-Shannon McGahee, 23-Charissa Murray, Rachel Worrall, Tammie Harvell & Just Julia, 25-Larry Kennedy 26-Matt Carey, Ryan McKay & Barney Cannady, 27-Bill Brantley, Jason Heckman & Mary Kate Dye, 29-Charles Hill, Winona Weaver, Aaron Marshall & Lyn Randall, 30-John Branigin, Lily Jones & Carla Dyer, 31-Joshua Smith & Ayiana Redden

Cancer (June 21 - July 22) Stop worrying that an argument will leave a permanent scar on your relationship, because you can see to it that it doesn’t. Now is the perfect time for delivering an apology. Leo (July 23 - August 22) It’s never easy to say no to you, whether you’re asking, intimating or downright demanding. Due to a heavy dose of cosmic charm this month, it will be even tougher. Virgo (August 23 - September 22) It’s time to make public statements! Whether they’ve been asked for by a committee, or you’re about to volunteer, go ahead and get it off your chest. Invited or not. Libra (September 23 - October 22) Home and family matters will keep you busy -- but not so busy that you won’t see the beauty of the connections you share. You’ll become aware of just how cherished you are. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) If it’s not beautiful, glamorous or sensually appealing, you won’t want it -- and you certainly won’t shell out one single hard-earned cent to have it. If you’re shopping, be nice.

3-Scott & Nancy Meredith 12-Melissa & Steven Stettler 16-Brian & Angie Anderson 19 John & Tonya Dowells

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) Present your professional demands to the powers that be right now. There’s no way they can help but agree with you -- which won’t hurt if you’re asking for other types of support.


Capricorn (December 22 - January 20) Someone quite successful, well-traveled and oh-soentertaining is due to cross your path. Forget resisting. Resign yourself to grinning sappily for the entire evening. Aquarius (January 21 - February 18) You’ll be even more likely than usual to pull out all the stops and spoil the ones you love. You’re also due for some lovely attention yourself. Smile pretty, and say thank you.

Mason & Jessica Petrea Married April 23rd at the Shrine Club overlooking the lighthouse.

James Arthur (Jim) Anderson, III Sunrise 7/4/27 Sunset 7/11/11

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20) You won’t be separated for too much longer from that certain someone you’ve been mooning over for weeks. Aries (March 21 - April 19) Mediating family disputes is never fun, but sometimes it’s necessary. Keep that in mind when you’re called on to take your turn -- and do your best to be fair and unbiased. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Even if you’re already prepared, you may feel the need to pick up just a few more things -- especially if you’ll be entertaining. Then force yourself to relax and enjoy.

Stan & Bobbie Allen Married March 5th, on Gemini (May 21 - June 20) You can restore balance to a tough financial matter with just the beach at Tybee. a few tactful words. Don’t trust anyone’s ‘rationale’ over what your gut tells you. Has it ever let you down? Tybee Breeze


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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?

JUNE Riddle & Answer My first is in cat but not in dog, My second is in low but not in high, My third is in Eve but not in Adam, My forth is in van but not in bus, My fifth is in Earth but not in Mars, My sixth is in rose but not in violet, What Am I? ANSWER: Clever. 38

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Down 1 Home of blue crabs, beach music and beer? (9) 2 Clover eats what? (5) 4 Sherry Hosti won best salad for what? (7) 5 She celebrated her 50th? (3)

Across 3 Dizzy Dean’s has a what shoppe? (5)

6 At the Breakfast Club you better not ignore their what? (5)

6 Speciality camp at the “Y”? (4) 7 Tybee for the what? (8) 8 The “Y” is opening up a food what? (6)

8 Sting Ray’s use to be? (4,4)

9 In 1909 a $5 fee was charged for doing what to a lot? (9)

10 Joe & Rip’s grand baby will be nicknamed? (6,3) 13 He is a hotel snob? (7)

11 Turtles dig what? (4) 12 Tybee was named “Top 10 City Beaches in America” by who? (3) 13 When you wade and walk, it is called what? (5) 14 They deliver a seriously painful sting? (9)

*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!!

15 These painters will be back to Tybee? (9)

Pirates Puzzle Answer June 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. JULY

July is Disability Awareness Month, National Hot Dog Month, and Solar Awareness Month

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- Average high is 88° ~ Record high is 107° - Average low is 73° ~ Record low is 50° - Average water temperature June 1st-15th is 82° & June 16th - 30th is 84°

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