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May....... one of my favorite months on Saint Simons Island!

We’re kicking off the month with The Kentucky Derby on May 4th and wrapping up May with Memorial Day Weekend! Whether you’re rooting for Verrazano or Java’s War {or another pony entirely) don’t skip the chance to make an icy Derby beverage or prepare a Kentucky specialty. Hot Brown anyone? Memorial Day 2013 means that the winter chill is long gone, especially this year after a crazy chilly spring that seemingly had no end! The warmth is here and there is a tiny bit of a lull here on the island --post Spring Break and just ahead of the Memorial Day holiday coming up on the 27th. After then, well the visitors come calling! Don’t get me wrong, we love our tourists but it does mean that a few survival skills need to be employed and things are much more crowded than we’ve been used to! Before the heat of the summer arrives it’s time to take advantage of seeing attractions on your list or even heading to the beach a little more often. Enjoy your May,

Count Your Blessings & Pass One On!

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In This Issue Kentucky Derby Inspired Recipes

Sea Turtle Release

Gardening: snip & prune

Tina Kim Editor/Publisher Jessica Michele, Dr. Page Gordon, Bobbi Brinkman Photography, Sally McKenney contributors

May Bridal: Wedding Chat



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Local Etsy: Southern Ever After Sheila Bishop

H ofwyl -B roadfield P lantation

Salley McKenney Sally’s Baking Addiction

Sally likes: vanilla soft serve, flip flops, long runs, OPI Dutch Tulips, neon colors, homemade smoothies, live music, the other side of the pillow (the cold part!), polka dots, mango anything, the smell of suntan lotion, scarves, lists, crossing things off lists, ketchup, and margaritas. Sally dislikes: milk, food without condiments, the camera flash, clutter, standing in line, chapped lips, unmade beds, cold driver’s seat, hot driver’s seat, not having a nail file on hand, folding laundry, and mayo. Sally believes: peanut butter + chocolate solve anything, it’s ok to have the same shoe in 4 different colors, and making the perfect guacamole is an art.

Sheila Bishop: Southern Ever After “I actually love to bake

although my diet does not allow me to eat baked goodies! I love cooking, period :) My favorite meal would be the shrimp & grits from Skippers in Darien Georgia.”

M AY May 1: Glynn County Commission will discuss proposed changes to rename part of / Demere Rd. at a public meeting at 6:30 p.m.,meeting room of Fire Station No. 2.. May 1-June 2: Local Colors Photography exhibit and sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Beachview Dr. Glynn Art Association (912) 638-8770 or May 1: 7 p.m. Movie at the Casino. Arbitage. USA, 2012 directed by Nicholas Jarecki. May 1-3: The Southern C Summit; Jekyll Island, GA May 4: Kentucky Derby Day May 4: Neptune Park Opens. 11-7 on Saturdays and 1- 7 on Sundays until Memorial Day. After Memorial Day open 7 days a week. May 4 – 26: Georgia Artists with Disabilities! Annual traveling exhibit of award-winning work from throughout the state. Opening reception First Friday May 4, 5-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. (912) 262-6934 or May 4: First Friday! Visit the shops, galleries, restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick (912) 265-4032 or visit May 5, 12, 19, 26: Historic Preservation Month! Behind-the-scenes tours of Hollybourne Cottage, the only Jekyll Cottage yet to be restored. 10 a.m. Adults $10, Children 6-12 $8. Historic District. Jekyll Island Museum (912) 635-4036 or May 5 – 6: BELLES by Mark and endearing! Art Downtown – Home of the Brunswick Actors’ Theatre, 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick. For information (912) 2620628 or Lynda Dalton-Gallagher email or visit May 5 – 6: Tabby & Tillandsis – The Annual Garden Walk Weekend! Celebrate the horticultural beauty of the St. Simons/Sea Island coastal area while offering an opportunity for visitors to explore and enjoy a select and seldom seen group of eight of the Islands most inspiring private gardens. The name of the tour was selected to recognize St. Simons Island’s cultural heritage by spotlighting the tabby slave cabins, circa 1804, on historic Gascoigne Bluff and their magnificent setting among the ancient oaks covered with tillandsia, or Spanish moss. The cabins are maintained by Cassina Garden Club, Inc. Proceeds from the Tabby & Tillandsia Garden Walk Weekend are placed in a trust for the preservation and maintenance of the tabby cabins and the surrounding grounds. Visit May 6: Coastal Youth Symphony of Georgia Spring Concert! In collaboration with Glynn Academy Chorus. 3 .pm. $5 adult, $3 student. Glynn Academy Auditorium, Monck & Norwich, Brunswick. (912) 634-3453 or


May 9: 3 p.m. Book Sale Casino Atrium. Preview Sale for members or $10 for non-members. May 10 & 11: 8:30 a.m. Book Sale to public. Casino Atrium May 10: Plein Air Affair Photo Exhibit! Opening & awards reception. 5-7:30 p.m. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or May 10: Spring Concert Glynn Academy Chorus and Orchestra. 7pm. $5 donation. Glynn Academy Auditorium, Monck & Norwich, Brunswick. (912) 267-4210 or May 11 – 26: The 1940’s Radio Hour! Musical by Walton James. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. $20, college students $10, 18 and under $5. Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview. Island Players (912) 638-0338 or May 12 – 13: BELLES by Mark and endearing! Art Downtown – Home of the Brunswick Actors’ Theatre, 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick. For information (912) 262-0628 or Lynda Dalton-Gallagher email or visit May 12: Dinner and a Diva, dinner Theater with Capital City Opera, 6-8 p.m. at Jekyll Island Convention Center. The evening consists of a four course dinner with musical acts in between each course. Entertainment provided by Capital City Opera from Atlanta. (912) 635-3636, (912) 635-3636 or May 13: Gospel Celebration at Jekyll Island Convention Center, 4-6 p.m. This Sunday afternoon gathering is coordinated by local community churches as a joint production of worship and praise in the new Atlantic Hall Ballroom. (912) 635-3636 or May 13: Violin Recital! Maestro Luis Haza performs to benefit Coastal Youth Symphony of Georgia. 4-6 p.m. $75. Cloister Club Room, Sea Island. (912) 634-8747 or May 15: 7 p.m. Movie at the Casino. Well Digger’s Daughter. France, 2010, directed by Daniel Auteuil. May 17 – 19: Plein Air in the Garden! Develop oil painting skills through painting at variety of private and public gardens. Led by Laura Daniel. Each session will include a demo and a critique. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $375. (912) 634-8414 or AndersonFineArtGallery. com. May 18: The Jekyll Island Turtle Crawl & Nest Fest a USAT Sanctioned Olympic, Sprint Distance Triathlon, 5K Run, and 10K Run. Events culminate with Nest Fest,

M AY educational activities and games for athletes and their families including the release of a rehabilitated sea turtle from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Events benefit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island. May 18: Dash & Dine – Pre-Race Pasta Dinner & Family Fun, 6:30-8 p.m. The Pasta Party is a tradition before the Turtle Crawl Triathlon the following morning. However, this year the public is invited in honor of the new park space, and the party will be hosted outside the new Jekyll Island Convention Center. Kids and their partents are invited to offficially open Great Dunes Park with a fun-run through a red ribbon finish line. (912) 635-3636 or May 18: Laurel Daniel! Exhibit of new work. Reservations requested. 6-8 p.m. Anderson Fine Art Gallery, 3309 Frederica Rd. (912) 634-8414 or May 19 – 20: BELLES by Mark and endearing! Art Downtown – Home of the Brunswick Actors’ Theatre, 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick. For information (912) 262-0628 or Lynda Dalton-Gallagher email or visit May 19: The Jekyll Island Turtle Crawl & Nest Fest is a USAT Sanctioned Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon produced by DRC Sports and 5K Fun Run.Athletes and their guests can also enjoy a Pre-race Pasta Dinner and Student Art Auction at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center the Friday night before the big race. Enjoy a delicious dinner catered by Latitude 31 before swimming, biking, and running along Jekyll Island’s scenic beaches, roadways, and paved bike paths. Events culminate with the Saturday afternoon release of a rehabilitated sea turtle from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Events benefit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island. (877) 453-5955. May 20: Rhythm on the River, 6-8 p.m. Outdoor concert series featuring Josh Kirkland and the Traveling Riverside Band. Grab the children, a picnic basket, your favorite beverage and join us for Rhythm on the River at Queen Square (Corner of Newcastle & Mansfield). Admission $10, children 16 & under free. (912) 265-4032 or May 20: Jekyll Island Convention Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Governor Nathan Deal and the Jekyll Island Community. The Convention Center, 100 James Rd. opening is the largest of many projects bringing about revitalization of the island. (877) 453-5955. May 21 – 24: Springtime By The Sea “Venturing into Historic Places” at Epworth By The Sea, an event for older adults. (912) 638-8688 or

May 22: 7 p.m. Movie at the Casino. As It is in Heaven. Sweden, 2004, directed by Kay Pollak. May 26 – 27: Annual Memorial Day Weekend Invitational Arts & Crafts Show, sponsored by the Pier Village Association! Postell Market on Beachview Drive – Pier Village St. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. both days. May 26 – 27: St. Simons Island Antique Show, 9-5 p.m. both days! Featuring interesting and unusual items, and other treasures from by-gone eras! Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Under the oaks, on the grounds of Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallory St. (912) 264-3254 or St. Simons Island Antique Show. May 26 – 27: BELLES by Mark Dunn! Directed by Amy Lovin. This is a play in two acts and 45 phone calls. Funny and endearing! Art Downtown – Home of the Brunswick Actors’ Theatre, 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick. For information (912) 2620628 or Lynda Dalton-Gallagher email or visit May 26: Memorial Day Concert with the Navy Band at the Jekyll Island Convention Center, 100 James Rd. (877) 453-5955. May 27: Picnic in the Park, 6-8 p.m. A family friendly even with music, outdoor activities and entertainment that correlates with Memorial Day weekend. The Navy Band Southeast performs at the Gazebo and guest can picnic in the surrounding lawn spaces. Free! (912) 635-3636 or May 27: Jazz in the Park! Phil Morrison and Michael Hulett play opening show of season of 5 outdoor concerts. 7-9 p.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, under 6 free. Season pass $35. Neptune Park. (912) 262-6934 or May 28: Taps at Twilight! Annual Memorial Day observance with patriotic music. Featured speaker, former Marine Major General Larry Taylor (Retired). 7 p.m. Neptune Park. Rotary Club of St. Simons Island. (912) 634-8616. May 29: KBGIB “Cleaner and Greener” Golf Tournament Fundraiser, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful invites you to join us at the Brunswick Country Club for our annual fundraiser golf tournament. KBGIB is and organization that is dedicated to a “Cleaner and Greener” community. (912) 279-1490 or May 30: Film based on the work of Carson McCuller. Call for title. 5 p.m. Casino Theater, 530 Beachview. St. Simons Library (912) 638-8234 or



Plant something Pretty!

Two Friends

Shop SSI for New Clothes bake raspberry sweet rolls



c. May!

After the chilliest April in many, many years it not only holds true that April showers bring May flowers but everyone around the country that has suffered the endless chill and the creeping crawl of spring are overjoyed! Welcome May by doing things that make you happy, then as we always say, count your blessings and pass one on!

Read a Great {southern} Book!




enjoy seasonal produce (photo Uncle Don’s Market)

What does May mean to you?

No doubt you happily join us, looking forward to a summers worth of local produce, thinking about a warm weather get-away, or maybe planning for the ongoing traffic that seems to come when you live on such a gorgeous island! May also brings the beginning of graduation season and peak weddings. If you have the opportunity to celebrate either, may they be marvelous!

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Sea Turtle Release

Have you been to a sea turtle release? Lately? Ever? Ages ago? Well, it’s time to go again!

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center located on Jekyll Island schedules releases throughout the year. It’s very exciting for the staff who spend their time working hard to provide medical attention and care in order to return these animals back to the ocean. Excitement and joy are infectious and the anticipation builds as an always large crowd gathers wherever the release is happening. Often a group of school children is on hand to participate. On the day we photographed a release, five first grade classrooms from Altama Elementary School eagerly looked on and cheered as the turtles were announced and set free.

Practice Turtle Kindness & Awareness

As the nesting season for terrapins quickly approaches remember to pay special attention to the roadways! Females are currently crossing to reach their nesting grounds!

Follow the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Facebook for updates on coming release dates

We joined the excited crowd at Great Dunes Park on Jekyll Island to watch as Fleming and Cadet were released. Both turtles had been at the Center for months and had suffered from cold stunning. Additionally, Fleming, named for Center veterinarian Dr. Greg Fleming who recently passed away, was found with too many barnacles on his shell. Cadet was released with only one flipper as one of the turtles flippers was amputated because of unknown damage. When the time comes to release the turtle quiet gathers over the assembled crowd. The Centers Staff walks with a turtle into the surf and at the optimal moment places the terrapin into the surf. A few seconds pass before the staff member releasing the turtle throw their hands into the air signaling that the turtle has swum away. What follows is the cheer and applause of the crowd both young and old.

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May Jellyfish

---- the Cannonball Jelly

can reach 25 cm (10 inches) in diameter

Right now the most abundant jellyfish on the beach is the Cannon-

ball Jelly. Globe shaped,not flat and being somewhat firmk they have a thick band that is rather dark brown around their opaque body of white. When they’re washed up on the beach these jellyballs always get a second glance from newcomers. The great thing about Cannonball Jellies is that they don’t have tentacles that sting so if you handle them carefully outside the ‘bell’, you can’t get stung. However, putting your fingers up inside could result in a small tingling sensation. Cannonball Jellies have been part of the fishing industry since 1998 in Georgia as the third largest fishery by weight. A special device is used by fishermen that keeps our sea turtles out of the nets when they’re fishing. If a turtle does get through, there is normally adequate time to return the turtle to the ocean. Jellyfish caught locally is prepared for exporting in Darien in a process that is similar to pickling. Workers at the plant remove the body of the jellyfish from the stem and begin by salting it. During the processing the jelly can lose up to 90 percent of it’s body weight. Most people have not eaten jellyfish, and if you ask around many people aren’t interested in sampling them! Jellyfish are a delicacy in Asia, particularly Japan where they almost always make an appearance during a celebratory meal. Afficianados cite the crunchy texture and ability to take on the flavor of the dressing or marinade.

Don’t ‘Speak Jellyfish’? Read On...

Lion’s Mane Jelly’s are commonly present during the winter months and by now they’ve ended their run. They are flatter in form than the cannonballs and their shape is round. These pinkish jellies do have tentacles hanging underneath and sting more than the Cannonball but less than other jellyfish that show up as the water gets warmer during the summer months.

Jellyfish Sting? Get to dry land-Vinegar is the best rinse--

Moon Jellyfish begin to appear as we get into the summer. Their round, clear and flat appearance have in their center four or so horseshoe like structures. They also have short tentacles that rim the outside of their bodies. Moons can grow quite large and produce a mild sting if contacted.

Make sure the tentacle is carefully removed if present--

The ‘bad’ jellyfish, the ones that can pack a powerful stinging punch? Those are found in late summer and are the Sea Wasp jellyfish. They’re relatively difficult to see in the water and are somewhat small in size at 3 inches or so. They do have tentacles that hang down from their bodies. Even when you see them on the beach, washed up, they have the ability to sting you if you touch them. They have an intensely burning sting that will have you running for help. After the sting begins to dissipate it’s not uncommon for the red welts to remain on the body and may leave an itching sensation.

Most stings are not life threatening but CAN BE if a person is very young or old or allergic.

Rinse again with vinegar--

Treat With Caution! A baking soda paste may help as might hydrocortisone cream.

On the beach, we are in front of the King and Prince Beach Resort and The Beach Club/North Breakers condominiums

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Single kayak $25/hour + tax 2 person kayak $35/hour + tax Stand up paddle boards $28/hr + tax Sailboat rental $75/hour + tax Sailboat lesson/ride $95/hour + tax Fun c ycle rental $10/half hour $15/hour B oogie board rental $8/hour $18/day

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You’re reading a digital magazine and we’re frequently asked

how we feel about the demise of many printed magazines. In a word, we’re not happy about it. In 2008 Jeff Jarvis wrote in Business Week that print magazines were “doomed”. Whether the cause is due to the rise in production cost or because online media offers speed, searchability and immediacy the bottom line is that many of the glossy magazines we’ve become used to are in peril. St. Simons Island Online Magazine places into our readers wheelhouse the duty to keep alive the print magazines that are personally meaningful to you. No doubt that you’ve had print magazines you’ve loved slip away for any number of reasons. Either declining readership or the bottom line, it’s a loss for you personally. We urge our readers to take action in order to help printed magazines stay viable. Be part of the solution not part of the problem, this truly is something that we can all collectively accomplish. We’ve all become used to reading magazines on our tablets, computer screens and other personal devices but there are times when the touch and feel of printed media is bliss. Thumbing through our copy of Garden & Gun or Southern Living is such a thing, call it an event looked forward to with each magazine. Being aware of the issue is the first step, doing something to help is the second. Most subscriptions to print magazines are not cost prohibitive, they’re actually an absolute BARGAIN! When you consider that you’re not only helping to save an industry but bringing information and entertainment into your own life it’s a must do! Please, purchase a subscription or renew your current subscription today to one of your favorites.

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Crabbing vs. Crabby: How To/Where to Get Supplies Expert crabber? Lend a Hand!

There are those that have crabbed, those that do crab

and those who haven’t and would like to crab. Or maybe those who are just plain crabby! For those who are planning on a visit to the Golden Isles or those who’ve yet to try to catch a crab or two, maybe a few tips will help. A faithful reader emailed to ask about the in’s and out’s of crabbing and we’re here to help. In Georgia you may crab any time of the year but the peak of the season is from August to October. If you’re crabbing solo (without a guide or tour) you’ll need to invest in a fishing license and can then crab away with up to six crab pots. Keeping your catch means that you are allowed up to a one bushel maximum or two bushels if in a boat with more than two people. SIZE MATTERS.... males must be at least 5 inches and “peelers” (also known as mature females) need to measure 3 inches across the back. Whether you’re using traps, nets or lines the equipment is straighforward and inexpensive. Just about any bait and tackle shop can set you up with what you’ll need. Most often you’ll see the use of traps (from the pier or on the bridges) and you can buy one or make your own. From Jekyll Island Family comes this easy to execute list of instructions: “A lift ring is basically a baited net you lower into the

Bait? Try chicken that has had a chance to sit out for a bit! HOW??? Bait your box and secure with zip ties. With hoop net over the water and the rope out of your way lower it down into the water carefully. When the rope gets loose the net is sitting on the bottom. WAIT {patiently} for 20 minutes or so and pull up the trap. No crabs? Repeat!

water. A short time later you pull it up and, presto! - crabs for the eating. Of course we do urge a backup plan is in place!!! To make your lift ring: 1) Buy the following from your friendly neighborhood tackle shop: hoop net (consists of 2 stainless steel rings, one large diameter, one smaller, attached to an inter-woven nylon net. - $12.00 approx. bait cage (small, black box) - $4.00 +/rope. Any kind will do, but preferably woven nylon. Clothes line or other fiber rope gets wet. It retains water, making it heavier and thus harder to pull back in. Also, knots tied in this type rope are almost impossible to untie. 1” diameter metal ring 2) Cut three 2’ pieces of rope from your main rope. 3) Lay the 3 rope sections on the ground, with the ends splayed out. You should see something that looks like a giant chicken track. Or a peace symbol (for all you old hippies out there). 4) Tie the end of each rope equal distances apart to the large diameter ring of the hoop net. Tie the other ends to the 1” dia. metal ring. Use bowline knots or other good sailor knots that won’t slip or come untied under stress. If you’re knot (I mean, not) confident in your knot tying skills, you can reinforce your connections with plastic zip ties. 5) Pick the contraption up by the small metal ring. You should have a hoop net hanging by 3 equally spaced short pieces of rope. It should be hanging evenly. If not, adjust and re-tie your support ropes. 6) Tie the end of the long rope (your throw rope) to the 1” diameter metal ring. 7) Place the bait box in the bottom of the hoop net (centered in the small stainless steel ring). Secure it in place with parachute cord, large diameter mono-filament line, or plastic ties.” ( Or, hop on down to the Pier and purchase your trap with a minimum of fuss, SSI Bait & Tackle, 121 Mallory St., (912) 634-1888. Happy Crabbin’!

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ardening: Zone 9 Prune It! Pruning of those spring bloomers should be done SOON, if not done already! Azaleas have shouted their last song so a bit of a pruning will help their next bloom and keep them in great shape. Make sure your shears are shart for less damage to plants and prune near where two branches join together ideally above a strong node. It can’t be overstated that you should never prune back more than a third of the plant in a year. The word for pruning leggy azaleas is to look for the longest leggy branch. Follow it with your hands down low in the bush and prune. Pruning trees can be done if the tree is not terribly overgrown. You can safely remove any dead limbs with caution. If your tree has been long neglected expert help should be consulted. Always keep ‘clean cuts’, that is a nice sharp cut that allow the plant to heal as quickly as possible. A dull blade will actually tear the tissues and make healing slow or impossible. Gloves and eye protection are always on the “safe list” and are recommended. Evergreens can be pruned even after new growth has been established with caution.

Hofwyl- Broadfield Plantation

The Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is located an easy drive from

St. Simons Island, located at 5556 U.S. 17. It’s interesting how many full time residents have not been, or how many people haven’t been in a long time. The Plantation is an outstanding resource and well worth the trip. The property became listed on the National Historic Registry in 1979 and dates back to 1806 when owned by William Brailsford. It is one of the last remaining rice plantations from the 19th century.

From it’s beginnings in 1806,

Although many of the buildings of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation no longer exist, their remains can be found just under the surface. Those remains offer important information about earlier occupants of the site and about the operations of an antebellum rice plantation—information that is missing from written records.

through the Civil War and into a later incarnation by the owners as a dairy, the plantation now exists as the property, of 1268 acres, a gift shop, a well curated museum of family artifacts and beaautiful period silver, plus the home itself sitting at the end of a wide oak lined trail. The house that remains today is a true family home, exactly as Ophelia Dent left it in 1973 when she died. The property came to the state of Georgia via her will to be used for “scientific, historical, educational and aesthetic purposes.”

It is increasingly rare to find a home that is not only so well preserved but one that allows interested visitors to get up close to the pieces of furniture, architectural details, and bits and pieces of daily plantation life. While there are areas of the home that are cordoned off by rope, most of the home is easily accessible. Photography also disallowed my many museums is allowed here at the HofwylBroadfield Plantation.

Traces of a Forgotten Rice Empire Along the Altamaha River

The home features antiques that served the family for five generations on display as they were used. Georgia Department of Natural Resources manages the property and charges a small admission to enter. Don’t miss the short film inside the entrance/gift shop, it’s very well done and will prepare you for your visit.

While visitors may wander the property and home on their own, it’s suggested that you wait for one of the free tours offered throughout the day and led by volunteers. You’ll find the volunteers passionate about the Plantation with many interesting stories to tell that would not be otherwise discovered. The tours are short enough to be bearable to young visitors and long enough to allow questions and answers by others. Come prepared to enter another time and interact with history. Thursday-Saturday / 9AM-5PM Last main house tour at 4PM. Gate locked at closing. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Small admission fee. Group rates available with advanced notice. Picnic tables and bus parking avalible.

Allow enough time to spend in the museum as well. Along with a detailed model of the rice plantation when it was at it’s peak of production, there are many artifacts and well produced story-boards telling the stories of those who once lived here. You’ll also find family photographs, memorabilia and will be fascinated at the collection of family silver and china. Housed in the garage off the house itself is a vintage car, left just as the last owner parked it!

Explore Hofwyl-Bradford Plantation for yourself. You’ll understand why we rate this experience so highly as a museum and link to the past that is so visitor friendly, accessible in a way that many places have long since given up. Of special note is the hand knitted coverlet in the upstairs bedroom, (below left)-- many museums would have this behind glass!

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site 5556 U.S. Highway 17 North Brunswick, Georgia 31525 (912) 264-7333

edding The Power of TEAM: When a woman becomes engaged it’s entirely possible that she goes into ‘Bride Mode’. This can happen within moments of putting on the ring or it can slowly become her modus operandi. In either case this need to plan and pin and organize and make a wedding happen the way it looks in her mind becomes the driving force behind just about every breath! ‘Bride Mode’ can be that ugly thing as portrayed in movies and television as a ‘bridezilla’, OR it can be a very productive and valuable thing to have and utilize for wedding planning. Let’s face it, the first thing that comes to the minds of many when they hear the word bride is the negative; the ‘crazy bride’ syndrome. Channel your Bride Mode! Do purchase that bridal wedding binder, whether it is Colin Cowie or a 3 ring notebook from the Dollar Store! Become a list maker and rank order your lists in terms of importance. But the first thing to consider is to realize that you are just one woman….. and can only do so much effectively, and


you don’t plan weddings every day. We suggest that the first order of business for almost any bride is to retain a Wedding Planner to be on board from the first phases of planning and direct things to maximize your budget, your time, and perhaps most importantly your stress. We’ve never heard a bride say they were sorry they made the decision to hire a coordinator but have heard plenty of times that they wished they had! The power of TEAM comes into play as you begin to assemble wedding professionals to carry out your vision for your wedding day.

Channel your Bride Mode!

The Power of TEAM:

C hoose your team carefully and then relax

When a woman becomes engaged it’s entirely possible that she goes into ‘Bride Mode’. This can happen within moments of putting on the ring or it can slowly become her modus operandi. In either case this need to plan and pin and organize and make a wedding happen the way it looks in her mind becomes the driving force behind just about every breath! ‘Bride Mode’ can be that ugly thing as portrayed in movies and television as a ‘bridezilla’, OR it can be a very productive and valuable thing to have and utilize for wedding planning. Let’s face it, the first thing that comes to the minds of many when they hear the word bride is the negative; the ‘crazy bride’ syndrome. Channel your Bride Mode! Do purchase that bridal wedding binder, whether it is Colin Cowie or a 3 ring notebook from the Dollar Store! Become a list maker and rank order your lists in terms of importance. But the first thing to consider is to realize that you are just one woman….. and can only do so much effectively, and you don’t plan weddings every day. We suggest that the first order of business for almost any bride is to retain a

Choose your team carefully and then relax as each wedding professional can then perform their individual creative jobs knowing that the other areas of your day are covered by qualified wedding professionals.

Lawn Tips for May If you’ve applied the pre-emergent weed control product already and have been watering and mowing carefully, assuming about 6 weeks have passed you may find that you need to patch spots in the yard that have not filled in or that simply need a bit more help. In the fight against weeds that seems ongoing, mow your lawn at the proper recommended height. If you mow your lawn too short it is possible to decrease the grass’s ability to give the soil in the yard any shade, those weeks will find the advantage and use it to germinate! Determine which weeds have come back or are particularly resistant and apply a spray as post-emergent tactic. Remember to keep pets and kids OFF the lawn for 48 hours after any chemical treatment. Are you a natural gardener? That means hand weeding of course. Using a tool like a prong or garden fork loosen the weed carefully by going under it. Pull the weed out carefully making sure to get the whole root.

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Raspberry (from Swirl Sweet Rolls Sally’s Bakiing Addiction) Note from the Editor: Amazingly Good! Really.......

Makes 16 rolls, Active time: 30 min, Total: 4 hours (or overnight)



1 cup milk 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 and 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast (2 standard size packets) 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 2 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting/rolling Filling: One 10-oz. package frozen raspberries (NOT thawed) 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon cornstarch Glaze: 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 3 Tablespoons heavy cream (or half-and-half or milk)

Instructions: Make The Dough: In a small saucepan, warm the milk over low heat until lukewarm (no need to use a thermometer, but to be precise: about 95 degrees F). Pour the warm milk into the bowl of a stand electric mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment and manually stir in the sugar and yeast. Cover with a towel and let stand until the yeast is foamy, about 5-10 minutes. Add the softened butter, eggs, and salt. Scrape down the sides and manually stir as needed. Gradually add the flour and beat at medium speed until a soft dough forms. Increase speed to medium-high and beat until the dough is soft and supple, about 10 minutes longer. *If you do not have a stand-mixer with a hook attachment, knead the dough by hand in this step. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it with your hands for about 2 minutes. Form the dough into a ball and transfer it to a lightly greased bowl. Cover the dough and let sit in a warm place until doubled in size, 1 to 2 hours. Line the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper,leaving room on the sides. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and, using a rolling in, roll into a 10x24 inch rectangle. I used a ruler for accuracy. Make sure the dough is smooth and evenly thick, even at the corners. Make The Filling: In a medium bowl, toss the frozen raspberries with the sugar and cornstarch. Spread the cold sugared raspberries evenly over the dough. Tightly roll up the dough to form a 24-inch-long log. Cut into 16 even rolls (about 1.5 inches in width each). Arrange them in the prepared baking pan, cut sides up. Cover the rolls and let them rise in a warm place until they are puffy, about 2 hours. The berries will release their juice at the bottom of the pan - this is OK. Preheat the oven to 400F degrees. Cover the rolls with aluminum foil and bake for about 25 minutes, until they are golden and the berries are bubbling. Transfer the pan to a rack to cool for about 15 minutes. Make The Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk the confectioner’s sugar and heavy cream until smooth. Add more sugar or cream, depending how thick you want the glaze. Pour glaze over the rolls and serve warm.

Sally is a 27 year old recipe developer, photographer & blogger who loves to bake and is “addicted to baking�.

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Memorial Day Weekend: May 26-28 May 26: Celebrate your Memorial Day with a Concert with the Navy Band! Held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center, 100 James Rd. (877) 453-5955. May 27: Don’t miss the annual Picnic in the Park Event, held from 6-8 p.m. This is totally family friendly including music, outdoor activities and entertainment that correlates with Memorial Day weekend. The Navy Band Southeast will be performing to a packed crowd at the Gazebo. Bring a picnic and enjoy dinner on the lawn. This event is free of charge. (912) 635-3636 or May 27: Enjoy Memorial Day SSI Style with the always popular Jazz in the Park! Phil Morrison and Michael Hulett will play the opening show in the Outdoor Concert Series. Beginning at 7 until 9 p.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, under 6 free. Season pass $35. Gather at Neptune Park. ( 912) 262-6934 or May 28: We look forward to Taps at Twilight, the Annual Memorial Day observance including patriotic favorites in music. The featured speaker is former Marine Major General Larry Taylor (Retired). This event begins at 7 p.m. and held at Neptune Park by the Rotary Club of St. Simons Island. (912) 634-8616.

As we begin to enter PEAK SEASON for bicycles on the island we can still keep it Bike Heaven! With two great full service bike shops offering sales and rentals along with outstanding accessories you can’t go wrong! Monkeywrench, known for outstanding service is located along Demere Road mid-island and has a knowledgeable staff that can service all bikes. They specialize in Townies, Trek and Electra in many different styles. You’ll find rentals here too! Two Brothers Bike Shop in the Village is the most recent addition having taken over for Benjy’s Bike Shop previously located in Retreat Village. They feature 3G Bikes and service all models as well as rent bikes for the day or week. Both shops can help you find the best bike for your particular riding needs as well as keep your bike in excellent shape. Ask questions, know your bike and your dealer! Each shop takes the time to know you and your needs and are happy to explain and answer questions. Remember that peak times on weekends are busier!

REMEMBER... Yield to bikes in the crosswalks, it’s the law. Bikes, don’t take for granted that cars WILL stop, sometimes they don’t. Honestly, sometimes people just forget or are distracted. Just don’t take it for granted. Be vigilant and look ahead, prepare for the worst and when motorists DO stop for your bike, smile & wave!

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b logs Mary Dell Harringrton and Lisa Endlich are the co-creators of “Grown and Flown” a widely read blog with a unique focus. Featured on the Huffington Post, BlogHer, LifetimeMoms, and others, Grown and Flown is always entertaining, thought provoking reading. Tackling topics based in politics, current events and families, Mary Dell and Lisa reach out with compassion, curiosity and often with warmth and wry humor.


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course, in wanting what isn’t, is failing Today when so many blogs fall under the to see what is. It so called category of “Mommy Blog”, these is a lesson I should two women have found the fascinating niche of what happens when children are have learned poised to leave the nest, enter the college watching The search and all of the life changing moments Wizard of Oz at age that happen when our kids aren’t entirely five, but somehow I kids any longer. When the nest is empty or on the way to being so. We love Grown missed it, or simply and Flown! chose to ignore it.

Not just a gardening blog written by Mararet Roach. A former Martha Stewart employee as the first gardening editor followed by stints as editorial director of the magazines, books and internet. An extraordinary author with her 2011 book, “And I Shall Have Some Peace There” along with January 2013 release “The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life” make her not only a noted expert on gardening but on following your happiness, seeking your best self and becoming just that as a side benefit of passionate gardening. Her devotees are not all of the gardening ilk but from many walks of life. Reading Margaret’s finely crafted blog for any length of time will expand your heart and soul as well as cause one to crave the solace of planting and puttering in the garden.

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‘horticultural how-to and woo-woo’ the source for organic gardening inspiration”

Recipes, how to’s, great photography and video’s A Way to Garden is a daily read that should be a Must Do on anyone’s list. With her genuine warmth and wit, punctuated by the occasional brilliant doodles from Andre Jordan your day can’t help but be brighter. We loved her books and morning coffee wouldn’t be the same without reading her blog.

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Worship St Simons United Methodist Church 624 Ocean Blvd Wesley United Methodist Church At Frederica 6520 Frederica Rd. Emmanuel Baptist Church 1047 Demere Rd. Holy Nativity Episcopal Church 615 Mallery St. First Baptist Church Of St Simons

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St Simons Presbyterian Church 205 Kings Way St Simons Community Church 2700 Frederica Rd. First African Baptist Church 5800 Frederica Rd. North Island Church 2463 Demere Rd. Unitarian Coastal GA 162 Hampton Point Dr. First Baptist Church Of St Simons 729 Ocean Blvd. Frederica Presbyterian Church 150 Delamotte Rd. St Simons Island Chr of Christ 805 Ocean Blvd. Glynn Haven Baptist Church 201 Atlantic Dr. Christ Church Episcopal 6329 Frederica Rd. Golden Isles Presbyterian Chr 48 Hampton Point Dr. Frederica Baptist Church 1700 Frederica Rd. St Paul Baptist Church 2700 Demere Rd. Lord of Life Lutheran Church 2801 Frederica Rd.

Sheila Bishop the creator of Southern Ever After hails from Brunswick Georgia and landed in the wedding accessories industry with a big splash in 2011 with her stunning style brand Southern Ever After. Having been a bride herself earlier in that year, she found that she had a bit of time on her hands and began artfully creating wedding garters from her home. Very soon her accessories were highly sought after on Etsy to include her vintage inspired garters, baby headbands, boutionnieres and flower girl baskets.

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accessories but the sweetest baby headbands too! Sheila enjoys making each piece and also takes custom orders or can place a priority rush on your selection.

Like many entrepreneurs, Sheila knew that she wanted to work for

herself and do it creating items she was truly passionate about. Her dear friend, also a seller on Etsy, urged her to open a shop there and the rest- as they say-- is history! It can be extremely difficult to stand out on the handmade or vintage website but Sheila quickly found an audience. Within a few short months her designs found homes with eager brides and mom’s around the world earning her rave reviews and a large market share. She is still as passionate as ever about creating her designs, almost all of them custom pieces. As a matter of fact, she’s been known to stay up working until the wee hours in her home studio!

Sheila’s inspiration has always been her Mother. Although she passed

away last year her favorite photo taken of her with her Mom on her wedding day is always present in the studio when she works. This hard working creative business person loves the sewing kit made by her Mom.....although humble inside a baby wipes box it is a highly cherished possession and it supercharges her designs, her energy and her passion for life. It’s clear to see that the creativity gene was passed down from mother to daughter and to know that mama would be so very proud!

Upwards of ten new orders come into Southern Ever After each day and Sheila never loses her passionate interest. She loves it when a bride collaborates with her to create the perfect accessory. Those brides come back for baby headbands and accessories.

There is no shortage of great books to read! We’re focusing however on reads that are Southern, some new---- some not so much, but all come recommended by staff, friends and fellow readers. “Waltzing at the Piggy Wiggly” by Robert Dolby was published in 2007 and began a series now in 6 volumes of fun. Light and fluffy, happy and southern, readers will be captivated and charmed by this Mississippi tale. Reynolds Price penned “A Long and Happy Life” in 1962 and has stood the test of time. Winner of the William Faulkner Award for a notable first novel this story speaks of a long gone time in North Carolina and beautifully so.

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, it doesn’t matter as Southern Authors deliver.

Winner of the Townsend Prize for Fiction in 1986, “The Heart of a Distant Forest” by Phillip Lee Williams writes a story set in north coastal Georgia. His character Andrew Lachlan sets out on a year journey after being diagnosed with a terminal illness, the story is at once haunting and sweet.

Dorothea Benton Frank authored

which her name is “Dorothea”— my name—and letterhead that stat“Folly Beach” in 2011 and says “Last summer, I went down to the ed she lived on Fifth and Twelfth South Carolina Historical Society in Manhattan—my old address— on and on. Every time I turned and read the papers of Dorothy around, it seemed I was bumping and DuBose Heyward, thinking into another coincidence. Okay, I that it was DuBose who wrote thought, there’s a story here and Porgy and Bess with George Gershwin on Folly Beach during I’m going to try and tell it. Who the summer of 1934. Not true. My was Dorothy Heyward? And what happened that summer on Folly first discovery was that DuBose Beach?” was a high school dropout and that Dorothy, a young orphan, was A great read set in Folly Beach, unusually well educated and South Carolina, Frank writes a tale already an award winning that is charming, witty as well as playwright when they married. very intriguing. The thread to Then I discovered the huge actual events as well as local flavor economic disparities between makes “Folly Beach” both them. Dorothy was wealthy and engaging, interesting along with although DuBose was comfortable at the time they met, he had easy to read. Both books make the grown up in poverty. I ran across must read list for sure! a copy of her birth certificate, on


Social media users are normally divided into two camps:

Those that know their way around all social media and have integrated Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube into their daily lives--- and then there are those with either limited knowledge or those that only read updates occasionally on Facebook. No matter what your level of Social Media is there are a few tips we all forget from time to time!  Don’t “like” it just because you can  If someone adds you as a friend or follows you it’s considered nice social manners to like them back. If they comment on your page it’s also nice to respond with a short comment either personal or private.  Remember that the busiest times or times of highest post volume are around 9 a.m., at 3 p.m. and again around 6 p.m. Your posts are either more likely to get seen or lost, plan your activity accordingly.  Don’t leave ugly comments! Mama was right, if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all.

From cutting edge Design Sponge comes some important thoughts on etiquette: Comments follow you. Think before tagging. Act the way you’d want to be treated.

Real Estate Talk Ready to find a Saint Simons Island Address? Changing homes across the Island? Starting with a great realtor is always the key to success... Hodnett Cooper 520 Ocean Blvd. (888) 638-4750 Coldwell Banker 507 Ocean Blvd #102 (912) 634-0404 Roland Daniels Properties 124 Follins Ln. (912) 638-6373 GA Coast Realty 105 Main Street, (912) 638-1144 DeLoach Sotheby Realtors 2901 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-0406 Sea Palms Realty 5445 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-6660 Golden Isles Realty 330 Mallery St. (912) 638-8623 Signature Properties Group 600 Sea Island Road, Suite #28 (912) 634-9995 Toll-Free:(866) 634-9995 Golden Isles Home Sales (912) 536-9753 Don Wright & Associates 119 Marina Dr. (912) 638-4740 CENTURY 21 Island Development Company 2481 Demere Road, Suite #101 (912) 638-1021

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Median Single Family Home Value $307,900 $158,100 Median Condo Value $170,700 $155,000 Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $175,100 $117,700 Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $276,100 $150,300 Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $443,000 $249,000 Percent Homes Decreasing 16.3% 26.1% Percent Listing Price Reduction 23.1% 25.6% Median List Price Per Sq Ft $156 $98 Median List Price $349,900 $185,000 Median Sale Price $305,600 $192,000 Homes Recently Sold Property Tax $2,574 $2,084 Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) Median Value Per Sq Ft 1-Yr. Change

52 5.3% $201 12.6%

$292,708 3.6% $107 5.8%

Real estate on St Simons Island has a median sales price of $305,600 consisting of residential homes, condos and townhomes. Over 20% of properties have 1800 to 2400 square footage, with a median value per square foot of $201.

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Vo l u n t e e r in Yo u r Community by Ti m e or Donation

Habitat for Humanity of Glynn County was founded in 1989. The purpose tied to the international organization is “To collaborate with others in Brunswick and Glynn County, GA to replace unsafe, substandard or overcrowded residences and vacant, abandoned lots with safe, basic, and affordable homes for the lowincome households who have no other hope for home ownership.” As of today, they’ve helped to build over 73 safe, decent, affordable homes in Glynn County and have partnered with the College of Coastal Georgia to build two homes at 2491 and 2501 Blain St. Volunteers are welcome to help with at a construction site, in the ReStore, or in the Administrative office Call (912) 265-7455. E-mail

The ReStore receives and sells clean, working appliances, electronics, furniture, house wares, paint, electrical fixtures, plumbing fixtures, hardware, doors, windows, shingles, floor tile, carpet, and vinyl siding. For pickup call 265-7455. Habitat’s ReStore and administrative offices are at Altama Ave. and Community Road. The ReStore providesvolunteer opportunities to work with Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers assist customers, accept donations and prepare items for sale. Interested persons should If you’d like to volunteer, pleasecall Habitat at 265-7455 for more information.

The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia is dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals in our community through adoption, public spay/neuter services, sheltering and education. HSSCG is unique because as the only no-kill animal shelter in the area that is 100% donor-funded. They don’t receive government funding or financial support from the Humane Society of the United States. Proudly the surrounding community of Brunswick, Darien, Eulonia, Jekyll Island, Sapelo Island, St. Simons Island and Sea Island as well as Glynn county and surrounding counties such as Brantley, Camden and McIntosh. There are many opportunities to volunteer at the Humane Society although volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Pet Foster Families: Provide a temporary home for shelter animals, particularly the young, injured or sick, allowing for increased capacity at the shelter facility. Apply to be a foster parent online: http://www.adoptpetsnow. com/programs/foster.html. On-Site Volunteers: Assist in a variety of tasks at the shelter including playing with, brushing and walking animals, cleaning kennels and aiding the veterinary technicians. Community Outreach Volunteers: Assist in a variety of off-site events including educational seminars, community events and animal transport. Specialized Volunteers: Volunteers with a specific skill needed for specialized projects such as adoption follow up, event planning, maintenance, photography, graphic design, yard work, education programs, and office assistance.They also appeciate your talents at their local events such as face painters and musicians, etc. during our events.

If you would like to volunteer, please: call 912-264-6246 to inquire about volunteer orientations and sign up - or email Ashley McClain at

The St. Simons Island Public Library is located at 530A Beachview Drive near the Visitor Center and Theater.

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday: 12 pm to 7 pm Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm Sunday: Closed

MAY 3rd is FURLOUGH DAY! Ask Library Staff for their recommendations for a great read. They’re friendly, helpful and very well informed.

Have you used the libraries Digital Services? While the library does not participate in loaning books for e-readers, with your library card you can read over 75 current magazines via Zinio as well as discover thousands of audiobooks downloadable through One Click Digital! Be sure to ‘like’ the St. Simons Public Library on Facebook to keep up with their schedule, upcoming events and featured books.

The Big Read 2013 An exciting program from the National Endowment for the Arts is presented by the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities partnering with The Three Rivers Library System and the College of Coastal Georgia.

The Big Read is designed to restore reading to the center of American culture and 2013 is focusing on great American author Thornton Wilder, particularly his 1927 novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and his 1938 play Our Town. In many ways, The Bridge is about love. What different forms of love can be found in the novel? Several critics have pointed out that the characters in Wilder’s plays are types--the mother, the young girl, the embodiment of evil--rather than realistic human figures. What about the characters in The Bridge of San Luis Rey--the Marquesa, the Perichole,

Why is Brother Juniper important to the novel? What happens to him at the end?.......... The Bridge of San Luis Rey is not one story but different stories linked together. Explain the ways in which Wilder unifies them.

S SI Ren t a ls: Short & Long Te r m It really is true that some of the short term and vacation rentals on the island are word of mouth! And whether you’re a resident or a visitor you NEED resources to help manage your rental needs. Many a local requires rentals when enormous family groups descend, and some visitors just like their privacy. There is some overlap/repetition on the websites below, some of the sources offer a single property. 64 percent of return visitors to Saint Simons Island stay once again at the same place! 94% state that the property management and little touches makes a difference in their return.

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Pet Care: MicroChipping Dr. Page Gordon of the Golden Isles Animal Hospital is a huge fan of microchipping your pet. There are excellent statistics on the outcome of having your pet chipped and their return should something happen. She cites a study from Ohio State University that says “Animals shelter officials housing lost pets that had been implanted with a microchip were able to find the owners in almost three out of four cases in a recently published national study. According to the research, the return-to-owner rate for cats was 20 times higher and for dogs 2 ½ times higher for microchipped pets than were the rates of return for all stray cats and dogs that had entered the shelters.”

No animal identification is more effective than a tag on a collar that includes the pet’s name and the owner’s phone number.

The actual microchip is only about the size of a grain of rice! The proceedure is quick and simple and carries with it reassurance that if you are separated from your pet you can be reunited. Amazingly, studies show that only 5% of pets in the U.S. have been microchipped, much too low a percentage of the animal population if you ask most veterinarians! The cost is not exhorbitant and at most practices is under $75.00. Some cities have begun discussion to require all pets to be microchipped as law. Dr. Gordon and the staff at Golden Isles Animal Hospital are passionate about having all animals chipped, their cost is $58.00. Money well spent! The chip contains your vital information inserted into your pet’s medical file so if lost, your pet can come home to you. Remember, a chip only works if someone finds your pet and takes them to be scanned for one! It’s great advice to have your pet scanned annually at their checkup to make sure that the chip hasn’t migrated and can be read easily. Please don’t forget to have your pet wear a tag with your information as you can’t know that someone who might find your animal knows about microchips or to have them scanned for one. Dr Gordon reminds pet owners that there are multiple companies that produce chips but only one of them is recognized internationally. The proceedure is quick, much like an injection for your pet with a large needle but the benefits could be enormous. Ask your vet!

Dogs are prohibited on the beach from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, except between Beach Access Points 1-6. During allowable times and in nonsummer months, dogs are allowed on any portion of the beach but must be within close proximity and under the immediate control of the owner/handler. If handler is unable to control pet via voice-command, a 10’ leash is required. Owners must clean up after their pets. Vehicles are prohibited. Fires are prohibited, without a permit from the Glynn County Fire Dept. Glass and hard plastic containers are prohibited.

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Kentucky Derby Inspired Recipes Benedictine spread 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened 3 tablespoons cucumber juice 1 tablespoon onion juice 1 teaspoon salt a few grains of cayenne pepper 2 drops green food coloring

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To get the juice, peel and grate a cucumber, then wrap in a clean dish towel and squeeze juice into a dish. Discard pulp. Do the same for the onion. Mix all ingredients with a fork until well blended. Using a blender will make the spread too runny.” Louisvillians quiz guests and younger family members on the origin of Benedictine. The famous cucumber spread was, of course, created by one of our city’s most famous residents, Jennie C. Benedict. Setting the highest of culinary standards, “Miss Jennie” was also a successful businesswoman, a writer who for a time served as editor of The Courier-Journal’s Household section, and an important community volunteer. The University Press of Kentucky has republished Jennie Benedict’s The Blue Ribbon Cook Book, from the fourth edition, 1922. Susan Reigler, former restaurant critic and travel editor of The C-J, has written the Introduction, and for the first time the recipe for Benedictine Spread is published. The wonder is that it was never included in the other five editions, or in Benedict’s autobiography. Maybe she considered her recipe as secret as Colonel Sanders did his herbs and spices for chicken. Reigler writes lovingly of her own youth when young ladies wore white gloves and munched cream cheese-and-nut sandwiches, based on Benedict’s concoction, in the restaurant of the old Stewart’s Dry Goods department store. She recounts the influence of recipes on today’s restaurants and home cooks as well. (Courier-Journal March 14, 2009)

Perhaps Kentucky, where bourbon

was invented, presents the strongest claim to have invented the mint julep. As culinary historian John Egerton notes, “Kentucky’s julep heritage reaches at least as far back as the early years of the nineteenth century, when Henry Clay was a young congressman, and virtually every Kentucky politician of note since that time has waxed eloquent on the subject.” Recipes for the perfect mint julep differ from person to person, and each is likely to swear with the conviction that his particular recipe is the correct one. Perhaps one “muddles” (crushes) mint with sugar in the bottom of a glass before adding ice, then bourbon. Another uses only a bunch of mint stuck into the ice to put a minty bouquet on a barely sweetened, chilled bourbon. Others make a “simple syrup” with 2 parts sugar and 1 part water to use as sweetener. Derby glasses notwithstanding, the traditional cup for mint juleps is silver with sides that slope gently outward. This is the one that will develop an opaque frosty coating after the ice is added. Fresh mint should garnish the glass, whether or not you use it to flavor the drink itself. Traditionally, the ice in the

cup or glass is shaved, or “snow,” ice, which packs well. Courier-Journal 2009

Mint Julep The sugar syrup called for in the recipe comes from boiling 2 parts sugar with 1 part water. 2 teaspoons sugar syrup 6 medium mint leaves 1 large jigger bourbon (2 or 3 ounces) More bourbon as needed Long sprig fresh mint Powdered sugar Combine the sugar syrup and mint leaves in the bottom of a 14- or 16-ounce glass. Bruise the leaves gently with the tip of a wooden spoon or a “muddler,” then blend the ingredients by stirring them together. Add 1 large jigger of bourbon and stir. Pack a serving glass with ice and strain the bourbon mixture over the ice. Use a long spoon to stir the mixture up and down (which helps freeze the outside of the glass). Add more ice to within 3/4 inch of the top and add up to an ounce more whiskey. Wash and partially dry the mint, then dip it in powdered sugar. Add it to the glass along with 2 thin straws.

“The Joy of Cooking” (Bobbs-Merrill, 1975).

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