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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 © 2013. All rights reserved. God Bless America & God Bless Our Troops!

Tybee Island Wine Festival At the conclusion of last year’s Tybee Wine Festival, Festival Founders Cindy Meyer and Pamela Lappin announced that their goal to raise $100,000 in five years for the restoration of the Tybee Post Theater had been realized in only four. “Since 2009 the Wine Festival has been touted as one of the best annual events on the island. Many volunteers and donors have combined their skills, resources and energy to bring this festival to fruition.” Their vision to create an annual event that would bring people to Tybee Island and evolve into an annual multi-day festival has now become the signature fundraising event for the theater. Cindy also announced that she was stepping down as the Festival’s “producer.” The Tybee Post Theater owes Cindy an enormous amount of gratitude for her dedication and hard work in helping to make the Festival’s first four years such a huge success. She is, and always will remain, the Festival’s Ambassador Extraordinaire! The Fifth Annual Tybee Wine Festival takes place from April 10-14, with five extraordinary culinary and wine events spanning over five days. We begin with our newest event “Wining and Dining - The Art of Pairing,” to be held on Wednesday, April 10 at the Tybee Island Social Club. Dee Herb, from Quality Wines & Spirits, will lead guests through a specially-prepared five-course meal, each course perfectly matched with an assortment of fine wines. It will be an intimate evening of wine and culinary education. Thursday, April 11 features the return of “Seafood School” at the Tybee Lite Shrine Club, with this year’s demonstrations concentrating on “Seafood Treasures from the Golden Isles.” “Students” will learn to prepare scrumptious seafood dishes from these fabulous chefs: Chefs Kelly Yambor and Jeremy Diehl of Elizabeth on 37th in Savannah; Sallie Ann Robinson, speaker and author of Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way; Damon Fowler, Author and Culinary Director of Kitchenware Outfitters Cooking School in Savannah; Cindy Jacobs, Golden Isles

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native and Southern cuisine expert; and Tybee Island’s own delightful seafood master, Bonnie Gaster. The always popular “Evening of Oysters and Wine” at Marlin Monroe’s returns once again on Friday, April 12, featuring an assortment of delicious oyster dishes with perfectly matched wines designed to complement your oyster feast. There will also be live music and a live auction. The Grand Wine Tasting, held Saturday, April 13th on the beautiful Tybee Lighthouse grounds, features wine and beer tastings from local and regional distributors, culinary delights from area eateries, live music and live and silent auctions. The centerpiece of every Tybee Wine Festival, it’s a three-hour celebration of all that’s great about Tybee! The festival’s finale event, “Sunday Champagne Brunch,” will be hosted this year by The Crab Shack. Sip Champagne and feast on a scrumptious buffet of homemade delights, including scrambled eggs, grits, deviled crab bites, country ham, chipped pork sliders, a beef round carving station, Bahamian mac and cheese and more! Come hungry and be sure to save room for an assortment of decadent desserts! Online ordering for the Tybee Wine Festival will only be available through Friday, April 5th. Certain events may be sold out and/or not available for purchase at the door. Please visit TybeeWineFestival. com for more information! We look forward to seeing you at one of our fabulous Tybee Wine Festival events!

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HOTEL TYBEE I am pleased to announce the upcoming release of my book about the legendary Hotel Tybee which was built in 1889 on the site of today’s Ocean Plaza Beach Resort. Hotel Tybee served the public for more than 70 years. The book titled Hotel Tybee and published by Arcadia Publishing details the long and colorful history of Tybee Island as a seaside beach resort destination by telling the fascinating story of Hotel Tybee. The book tells how Hotel Tybee witnessed hurricanes, wars, a riot, murder, gambling, numerous social events, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. All of my profits from the sale of this book will be donated to restoring the Tybee Post Theater into a vibrant community performing arts and cultural center. Several pages of Hotel Tybee may be viewed now and the book pre-ordered now on Amazon.com by clicking on the following web link. Hotel Tybee at Amazon.com. ~ Harry Spirides

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Spring is here and our beautiful Tybee Island is blooming or some might say “booming” as well. The Tybee YMCA would first like to start off this article by thanking all of our members, volunteers, board members, staff, guests and local business’s that contributed and campaigned for our Priceless Gifts Campaign this year! Each and every one of you has helped your community become stronger and have allowed the Tybee YMCA to help our own Tybee residents that need the YMCA in some shape or form. The Tybee YMCA is truly the little Y that can, and will do! We sincerely thank you. The Tybee YMCA would also like to celebrate and congratulate three very important ladies, Joey Burel, Roxy Hogan and Carolyn Smith, for their charitable and selfless efforts to the Rising TYde Community Food Pantry. These three women were nominated on behalf of the Tybee YMCA and then awarded/recognized “Volunteer of the Year” by the Coastal Georgia YMCA association last month in front of the coastal empire annual YMCA meeting. Each one of these very deserving women serve a very specific and vital role in the frame work and operation of the food pantry and their continued dedication is truly inspiring. Also, each of these women would tell you that all efforts could not be made possible for the food pantry without the other committed volunteers, the Tybee community, City of Tybee Island, the Tybee Market (IGA), numerous Churches and Tybee residents that all have supported the food pantry since its inception. With the Island starting to pick up with visitors, let us tell you about how the Tybee YMCA can accommodate guests. Visiting Tybee for a limited length of time? Take advantage our 45 Days and 3 Month Seasonal Memberships offered just for you, our special Tybee guests! Daily guest passes also available at $10 per day or 5 passes for $40. Belong to an out of town Y? As an A.W.A.Y Member from a YMCA out of town you are not charged for your visits. Generally no more than 5 visits per month unless other arrangements are made with the visiting YMCA. GUEST POLICY: Non-members must enter as a guest with a member, take a tour and receive a guest pass or pay the guest fee to access the facility. Each guest must present valid photo identification upon entry. Guests under 18 must have a supervising adult member in the facility during their visit. Guests must be over 18 to enter alone. Members under age 18 cannot be responsible for guests under age 18. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

An adult member must accompany all underage guests into the facility and remain in the facility for the duration of their visit. Each individual guest is limited to 3 visits per year. For more information about guest passes, contact the Welcome Center at your local branch or visit us online at YMCAofCoastalGA.org Looking for a fun place to send your kids while they are on spring break & you are stuck at work? We will be having Spring Break Camp Monday, April 1st – Friday, April 5th. Cost is $13/Day for Members & $18/Day for Non-Members. Free and open to all, the Tybee YMCA will have a guest speaker on Thursday April 11th at 10am speaking on “Managing Your Prescriptions” in Room 6. It is a FREE class and light snacks will be provided. Skate Night will be on Friday, April 19th from 6-9pm. Cost is $3/Skater. We will be offering Fitness Classes on Sundays to raise money for our Priceless Gifts Scholarship fund. Cost will be $15/participant. Please see the fitness schedule either online (ymcaofcoastalga.org) or in the lobby of the YMCA for more details. Look for special healthy activities during the week of May 6th thru 11th at the Tybee YMCA as we celebrate Healthy Kid’s Day 2013! Don’t forget about Y KIDS RUN, a free event at Daffin Park May 11th! This event is free and open to all children to get moving and have fun while doing it!

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Books to Check out this month at The Tybee Island Branch of Live Oak Public Libraries: Fiction “12th of Never,” by James Patterson “The Blossom Sisters,” by Fern Michaels “Daddy’s Gone a Hunting,” by Mary Higgins Clark “Dangerous Refuge,” by Elizabeth Lowell “Decadence,” by Eric Jerome Dickey “Don’t Go,” by Lisa Scottoline “The Famous and the Dead,” by T. Jefferson Parker “Fly Away,” by Kristen Hannah “The Hit,” by David Baldacci “Long Live the King,” by Fey Weldon “NOS4A2,” by Joe Hill “The Ophelia Cut,” by John T. Lescroart “Paris,” by Edward Rutherford “Secrets from the Past,” by Barbara Taylor Bradford “Sleight of Hand,” by Phillip Margolin “The Smart One,” by Jennifer Close “Starting Now,” by Debbie Macomber “Taking Eve,” by Iris Johansen “Tapestry of Fortunes,” by Elizabeth Berg “The View from Penthouse B,” by Elinor Lipman “Wedding Night,” by Sophie Kinsella Nonfiction “Art of Simple Food,” by Alice Waters “The Autistic Brain,” by Temple Grandin “Bunker Hill,” by Nathaniel Philbrick “Cooked,” by Michael Pollen “Control,” by Glen Beck “Frozen in Time,” by Mitchell Zuckoff “Gulp,” by Mary Roach “It’s All Good,” by Gwyneth Paltrow “The Key is Love,” by Marie Osmond “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls,” by David Sedaris “Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits,” by Joyce Meyer “Mom & Me & Mom,” by Maya Angelou “The New Digital Age,” by Eric Schmidt “Waiting to be Heard,” by Amanda Knox To check availability of any of these titles, visit our online catalog at www.liveoakpl.org.

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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Red Neck, Low Life, Sleazy

here are of three signs located at entry points to Fort Screven. Two of the three have had their commemorative plaques stolen by some LOW LIFE, SLEAZY good for nothing and I want them returned…!

REDNECK - Wikipedia defines the term as: “The term characterized farmers having a red neck caused by sunburn from hours working in the fields. A citation from 1893 provides a definition as, Remember: “If you’re lucky enough to live on Tybee, you’re poorer inhabitants of lucky enough…! the rural districts...men If you have any comments please go to my blog (listed who work in the field, below), sign up or send me an email and leave your, as a matter of course, comments, complaints, etc…! Tommy Thompson, a sales generally have their skin associate with Cora Bett Thomas Austin Hill & Associates stained red and burnt by the sun, and especially is this Realtors, a real estate development consultant and photographer, lives on Tybee Island. You can follow Tommy on true of the back of their necks”. My ancestors were hard working folks that his blog “the view from the beach” at: http://thompsonatlantic. blogspot.com/ toiled in the fields of South Georgia, so I have always Email: thomasfstop@gmail.com identified the term Red Neck with fond memories of my grandparents sitting on the front porch of their log cabin, dipping snuff after a long day of working in their corn fields. “But today the term has turned into offensive slang and has expanded its meaning to mean bigoted, loutish and opposed to modern ways, and is often used as a term to attack Southern white conservatives and racists” LOW LIFE - Wikipedia defines the term as: A low-life or lowlife is a term for a person who is considered morally unacceptable by their community, especially those who exploit others for their own selfish purposes. Examples of people who are often called “lowlifes” are the dregs of society: drug dealers, drug users, alcoholics, thieves, liars, thugs, hustlers, con artists and pimps. Often, the term is used as an indication of disapproval of antisocial or destructive behaviors, usually bearing a connotation of contempt and derision. This usage of the word dates to 1911. SLEAZY – Webster’s defines the term as: “marked by low character or quality” Given my fondness for the term Red Neck, I am asking all of you to help me find the LOW LIFE, SLEAZY no good person or persons that are debasing and stealing our Tybee heritage. The photos shown No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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GREETINGS TYBEE!

Third Thursdays on Tybee series - the annual “homegrown” concerts kicked off last month for the spring season. We are looking forward to this month’s performance with Cecilia (CC) Witt. Ms. Witt will be showcasing her unique blend of musical talents with a strong country influence beginning at 5:30pm in the lot at the Shops at Tybee Oaks. Witt has been winning awards for her songwriting since the age of fifteen! Witt states “When I write songs, I don’t want people to walk away wondering what they just heard. I want to inspire them. That’s what it’s about for me.” Born and raised in Savannah, Witt is also the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the band Lyn Avenue. She plays a variety of venues, such as, Driftaway Café and Tubby’s. You may have even seen her at Tara Feis last year! The Third Thursdays on Tybee concert series were created for those that live, work and play on Tybee. Bring a chair, stroll the shops and grab a bite to eat while you enjoy the

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music outdoors. Businesses in the corridor welcome you to stop in while you are enjoying the free entertainment. More information is available on Third Thursdays on Tybee’s Facebook page. Sponsorships packages are available. Plus, donations are accepted during the performances to assist the BHT Program’s efforts to host community based activities throughout the corridor. With the coming of spring, guests to the island are arriving and the Tybee Island Information Provider Program begins again Memorial Day weekend. As a local, you have a wealth of information to share with those that visit your hometown. Being an Info Provider is a way for you to share the knowledge of where you live with others as they are experiencing either a daytrip to the island or a multi-day stay. Information Providers can either walk around downtown assisting visitors and / or provide info from the Info Booth at the Roundabout. Residents that are interested and can spare a few hours between Memorial Day through Labor Day are needed! Last year’s Golden Hat Info Provider recipient, Jim Glass (pictured to the left), will even show you the ropes! This program is open to all residents of college age and up. Call the Better Hometown Office @ 472-5071 for more information. Preservation Month is only one month away! Our partners with the National Trust for Historic Preservation encourage a more active approach to celebrating our local history and historic places every May. This year’s theme is “See! Save! Celebrate!” Think creatively and share your stories, activities and photos with us so that we may let the nation know how much Tybee celebrates history and our historic places. Send your stories and photos to cmorton@ cityoftybee.org or post them on the Tybee Island Better Hometown Program’s fan FB page. I hope April brings you much joy as you continue experiencing the wonder of spring on Tybee. There is a plethora of ways to be involved in and experience this community…nature, culture and, of course, doing business locally with your neighbors. As our community continues to grow and more people decide to call Tybee home, you too can be part of keeping Tybee – Tybee by being active with BHT Program committees. The program follows a balanced, long lasting approach to improve the quality of life for those that live, work and visit Tybee Island through a healthy business corridor and enhancing the cultural experience while preserving the community’s barrier island heritage. For more information about the Better Hometown Program, upcoming special events and “Door-to-Door Corridor News”, sign up for the monthly BHT Newsletter by visiting the BHT Program’s webpage (http://www. cityoftybee.org/BetterHometownProgram.aspx). The Tybee Island Better Hometown FB (fan) page is updated quite regularly as well with “news you can use”. We invite you to like it.

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The Tybee Arts Association Performing Society (TAPS) has scheduled its first play of the year, a rollicking comedy on the perils of being too busy and delegating too much. In ‘Til Beth Do Us Part’, a harried home executive hires Beth to be her assistant and as Beth takes over all decisions and aspects of the couple’s life, her husband and friends attempt to intervene – come see the solution! The play will be presented April 5, 6 and 7 at the Black Box Theater/ Tybee ARTS Center, 7 Cedarwood Dr., near the Lighthouse. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with seating at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Sunday matinees are at 3:30 p.m., with seating at 3 p.m. Doors open a half hour before seating for socializing and viewing the Art Show on display. Tickets are $18 for the general public, $15

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for Tybee Arts Association members at the door. Reservations are suggested. Call 912-786-5929 to reserve seating. Samantha Claar, TAA President, announces a new Season of Theater and ART Shows. “We are proud to be featuring a new Director with our tried and true comedy team members. The cast is still laughing during rehearsals so this is a really funny play. Tybee theater is a staple of island life and we invite you to come and enjoy our offbeat sense of humor with us.” The play will be the debut on Tybee of director Kimmi Sampieri, and will feature a cast including Sally Cameron as Beth, Kim Trammell as Suzanne, Bill Cooper as Gibby, Arnie Correa as Hank, Valerie Hartz as Margo and Renee DeRossett as Celia. The play is part of a busy spring season scheduled by the Tybee Arts Association. TAPS is currently casting for Noel Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit,’ scheduled for performances in May. Visual Arts shows are scheduled for April 12, 13 and 14, and May 24, 25 and 26, with art in a variety of media for sale. And the Association has a schedule of classes for the public including watercolors, stained glass, and jewelry projects. For more information about TAA events, or to join, go to the website at tybeearts.org or follow on Facebook at facebook.com/TybeeArts.

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Scents and Nonscents By Judy O’Neill

home, washed my face, and changed clothes. A while back we were having a fine dining experience in our favorite Charleston Restaurant. A place where good smells make the mouth water. Just as the entrée arrived at the table so did this waft…no wait, tidal wave…of perfume. One woman and several men were just being seated several tables away. Her perfume permeated the entire room. I noticed almost everyone in the room look her way. Maybe that was the point of the perfume?? But I prefer my béarnaise sauce to taste and smell like béarnaise sauce, not Chanel Number Whatever. Smells are strong things. Some are good. Some are bad. Some can be wonderful. Some are unforgettable and can evoke memories. They can change your mood. They can calm your nerves. They can even excite. They can also ruin a good day. Anybody need a freaky fragranced laundry detergent? I’ve got one up for grabs.

Life is full of little adventures. Adventures in travel. Adventures at work. Adventures at home. Adventures of the senses. And before you get all excited that this might be about something a little risqué, let me reassure you that that’s not the case… this time. This is about adventures in the sense of smell. Smells. Also known as odors and scents. I recently bought laundry detergent. How, you may ask, can anything so mundane even be vaguely related to an adventure? Trust me. It truly REEKED of adventure. I picked up the wrong scent of my usual brand. Bleh! Holy merde. Everything I washed smelled like the aftershave of a man I wouldn’t even want to be within ten feet of. I was afraid that people would cross the street so that they wouldn’t have to be near enough to Judy O’Neill has written for the Breeze for the past 11 me to get a whiff. years. She was named “Best Local Columnist” at the 2011, Once upon a Blue Moon, I knew this guy who 2008 and 2006 Breezy Awards and “Best Local Real Estate Agent” at the 2005 Awards. Judy and her husband John always had to give me a hug every time he saw me. I have lived on Tybee since 1983 and have been Realtors like hugs. However, this guy wore the strongest cologne ever invented. The hug transferred the cologne to me with Tybee Island Realty since 1989. She can be reached for comment at tybeechick@aol.com. where it lingered and lingered and lingered til I either dealt with the inevitable headache it gave me or went

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On to 1912 and the Big Elections The Town of Tybee held its first Council Meeting of 1912 on March 8. “A petition from the President of Hotel Tybee was presented – asking for permission to encroach on the Strand 60 feet from South to North for the construction of additional houses & restaurant – to connect with present bath houses. Petition granted provided Hotel Tybee Company signs proper papers showing land occupied by above buildings would remain property of the Town of Tybee and be removed at any time on six months notice. “Petition of Hotel Tybee Company to encroach on Main Street in making additions to Servants quarters – refused. “Petition of John Bull attorney for owners of beach lots 91- 92- & 93 [first three lots between Main Street and the beach south of 15th Street] was presented, asking for permission to encroach on Strand thirty feet in front of lots 91- 92- & 93. Petition granted provided owners sign proper papers showing land is the property of the Town of Tybee and same would be vacated on six months notice. [No reason was recorded as to why the encroachment was needed – but as we shall learn in next month’s article, it does appear these owners were in competition with Hotel Tybee to get into the booming market of selling “non intoxicants made from cereals” to beach bathers.] “Mr. A. P. Solomon, representing, the Tybee Artesian Water, Ice and Lighting Company, appeared before Council and made statement that the present owners of the Tybee Artesian Water, Ice and Lighting Company desired to sell to the Town of Tybee, provided a price could be agreed upon, its entire Plant Holdings [?] in the Town of Tybee. After considerable discussion, the Mayor appointed [a committee of four Councilmen to look into the matter and report back to Council.] “Petition of Mr. C. E. Caldwell for permission to erect a building five feet from line of his in Izlar Subdivision – not granted.” Council’s next meeting was held on March 28, 1912. “The Mayor called attention to the present manner in handling garbage and stated it was necessary owing to the large amount of same

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gathered from the Hotels at the South End to make other arrangements to dispose of it. After some discussion the Mayor was authorized to purchase one horse and wagon to handle garbage. [I wonder how garbage was being handled before a horse and buggy was brought onto the scene and where it was hauled thereafter.] “On motion Ehrlich seconded by Councilman Harty, the Mayor was authorized to increase salary of Chief of Police and [?] during the summer months from $50 per month to $60 or $65 per month as he deemed best. “On motion the Mayor was authorized to gravel 15th Street from Main Street to Strand, full width, provided the County Convicts were available for the labor for the work. “Petition of the Tybee Beach Co. for reduction in valuation placed on their holdings for the year 1912 – referred to Assessment Committee. Tybee held its biennial elections on April 1st, 1912. I would have to say it was a sham. I thought things would be getting better as time went by in terms of participation by the electorate. Not so. Ten voters cast their ballots unanimously in support of reelecting the incumbent Mayor and six Councilmen. Presumably the voters were the Mayor, the six Councilmen and the three “managers of the election.” You do the math. At the Council meeting of April 11, 1912, “The report of the Managers of the election held April 1st 1912 for a Mayor and Six Councilmen, to serve for the ensuing two years, was read as follows: For Mayor – R.P. Lovell – 10 votes. For Councilmen – Wm Kehoe – 10 votes; Jas M. Dixon – 10 votes; Wm B. Stillwell – 10 votes; A. B. Palmer – 10 votes; W. J. Harty – 10 votes; Ambrose Ehrlich – 10 votes.” The minutes go on to proclaim that the above seven, each of whom is named again, “received a majority of the votes polled at said election and are therefore duly elected.” The voters had spoken – all ten of them!

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There are many residents of Tybee Island who would like to have a year-round, heated swimming pool. To be able to make this a reality, a large group has formed: Tybee Island Community Pool committee. This group has been doing research on locations, building costs, and operating costs. To answer questions about why a pool is needed when there is an ocean here: 1. At times, the water is too cold for most to swim, such as right now 2. When the jelly fish are present, many do not want to get into the water

3. Small children and the elderly may be fearful of the waves 4. It is difficult to swim laps in the ocean 5. It is difficult to learn to swim in the ocean 6. It is fun to play and exercise in a pool The plan is to have an eco-friendly, costeffective swimming pool. This will be accomplished by having the water heated by solar power. The water temperature can be maintained at 83 degrees in cooler temperatures, allowing use of the pool throughout 10 months of the year. The use of a blanket over the water at night will minimize heat loss and allow the pool to be used for 12 months. Photo-voltaic panels can also be used in the construction of the pool and surrounding area to minimize the operational costs. Having a salt-water pool is also being discussed. This type of water is beneficial for many reasons. One is the on-going cost of salt water conversion is significantly less than having chlorine water. The salt is converted into chlorine chemically. The cost is less to maintain also. Salt water pools are not harsh on the skin, hair and bathing suits as chlorine is. We will not be taking water from the ocean, but will have the salt water conversion built into the pool at the time of construction. The Tybee Island Community Pool group is a non-profit organization, with pending 501 C 3 status. During this waiting period, individuals and businesses may donate to the pool effort. The money raised will eventually be used to assist with the operations and maintenance costs of the pool, once it is built by the city. The fund-raising will be on-going, similar to the Marine Science Center, Tybee Post theater and other non-profit orgainzations on Tybee. (In the sad event that the pool does not come to fruition, the monies raised will be given to the Tybee Island YMCA). The pool will be open to the public, but there will be a fee schedule with different brackets for different situations such as for families, senior citizens, daily or monthly use, and year-round memberships. Please let our elected officials know that you are in support of having a year-round swimming pool on Tybee. This will promote fitness, reduce obesity, provide a place for water rehabilitation, swim lessons, SCUBA training, life-guard training and just for good fun. Be a part of the effort to have a needed addition to our wonderful community. Facebook: tybeepool - email: tybeepool@gmail.com ~ Vicki Worden

LUCKY DUCKY DERBY Sat., June 29th, 12-4pm - The Lighthouse Grounds Races start at 1pm. The races will be run in heats. Lucky Ducky Derby is a fundraiser for our year round pool on Tybee. Adoption certificates for each racing toy duck is $5 or 5 duckies for $20. Adoption certificates will be on sale at various businesses around Tybee or from Community Pool Committee Members. For more info contact Cappy Birdwell at 786-4354 or RitaJane Eichelzer at 786-5882. LET’S BUILD A COMMUNITY POOL ON TYBEE!

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It’s been a busy spring here on Tybee Island. We welcomed many families and students to the island for spring break and the Tybee Island Irish Heritage Parade. With St. Patrick’s Day being on a Saturday this year and the beautiful weather we had, it brought many parade goers to Tybee for some fun in the sun! In late April, early May, along with the Tourism Leadership Council (TLC) we will host a customer service training here on Tybee Island to kick off our peak summer season. The theme of the training will be “It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it.” The goal of the training is to teach attendees that outstanding customer service can lead to better tips, happiness in your job, and improve the visitor’s experience so they’ll want to return and recommend our businesses. We will be reaching out to the Tybee Island business community to encourage attendance. April and May will bring many wonderful events to the island for visitors and residents to enjoy. The Tybee Wine Festival starts on Wednesday, April 10th with the Wining and Dining – “The Art of Pairing” at the Tybee Island Social Club. On Thursday, April 11th the Seafood School will take place, followed by An Evening of Oysters & Wine at Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill on Friday, April 12th. The Tybee Wine Festival’s signature event, the Grand Wine Tasting, will take place Saturday, April 13th from 3-6pm at the Tybee Island Lighthouse grounds. To finish off the festival a Champagne Brunch will be held at The Crab Shack on Sunday, April 14th. Other happenings on the island in April and May are as follows. • 9th Annual Tybee Turtle Trot - Saturday, April 27th • Coastal Empire Cycling Fest - Tuesday, April 30th • Tybee Gay Days - Friday-Sunday, May 3rd-5th • Paint Tybee Pink - Saturday May 4th • SCAD Sand Arts Festival - Friday, May 10th • EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour - Saturday, May 11th • Beach Bum Parade - Friday, May 17th We’re already getting ready for the 2013 Tybee Island Pirate Fest and we have many opportunities to get involved. The merchandise and food vendor applications as well as non-profit opportunities will be available soon. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor or would like to send us entertainment submissions please do so. We’ll be conducting contests for a t-shirt, poster, and an official Pirate Fest Krewe so stay tuned for more information on that. Have a great Tybee day! Lindsay Fruchtl, Marketing Director, Lindsay@tybeevisit.com Casey Slone, Special Events Manager, cslone@tybeevisit.com Kim Webster, Operations & Sales Manager, kwebster@ tybeevisit.com

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Finally spring is in the air! After a long winter it is wonderful to be back working in the yard and planning on getting out on the beach and back onto the River. We certainly have a lot to be thankful for as islanders living on Tybee. So many fabulous activities are available to us from kayaking to a ride on our trusty bicycles along the beach. Lannie and I have bird feeders are filled and we are happy to hear those happy birds chirping their thanks! Tybee is all about the out of doors. Our vacationers come to celebrate what we could easily take for granted. On Tybee have such a variety of things to enjoy that are available to us all. A simple walk with a loved on just enjoying the neighborhoods of Tybee is one of our many blessings. Watching the hawks fly overhead or enjoying the peaceful scene of a Blue Heron feeding in our estuaries. These are the things that we see every day. St. Patrick’s was a lot of fun and now we are looking forward to Spring break with the schools taking their annual late March and early April breaks. We encourage our Guests to prepare for their vacation by planning other activities additional to our wonderful beach. They want to know what else is available to do when visiting our island and we encourage out of door activities such as a fishing

trip, dolphin tour, hike the Tybee Light Station or investigate Fort Pulaski, join in a marathon or ride our bicycle trails. Birding is getting more popular every year. Our Oceanfront Cottage Rentals’ vacation season is here and those of us involved in this industry work all year to prepare for the upcoming busy season. Tybee Island is blessed to remain an unspoiled island for us to enjoy and share with our visitors from all over the world. A few things that we will be working on at Oceanfront Cottage Rentals is to remind our Guests that we live here, too! As our guest please try to be a good neighbor and we will welcome you. We are writing a blog to help our visitors understand that if you don’t speed you won’t get a ticket and to please watch those pedestrian cross walks! We wish everyone who lives here or just comes for the day to enjoy our island and take care of it. Lannie and I look forward to seeing you around Tybee! Stacye Jarrell and Oceanfront Team

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By Carolyn Jurick

“Spring is Springing” with a multitude of activities orchestrated by the ladies of the Tybee Island Garden Club. Various gardens sponsored by the Garden Club are being spruced up. Our latest project was the relandscaping at 76 Polk Street where many members met armed with rakes and shovels ready to pull weeds and spread fresh mulch. Our recent meeting on Sunday, March 10th was held at the Old Tybee School and our guest speaker was Diana Churchill speaking on “Backyard Bird Habitats”. We learned of the various species of birds spotted around our island, the types of food specific to attracting certain birds, and plants that are beneficial to their well being. Not only did we learn of the birds but we got to hear their identifying sounds. We are so busy preparing for our upcoming Spring Plant Sale to be held on Saturday, April 13th on the grounds of the lighthouse. Tropical and exotic plants will be available along with heirloom tomatoes, herbs, peppers......pots are being designed that will contain every plant you need to prepare your own Salsa. In addition to plants, there will be “garden art” to include shells & driftwood windchimes, palm fish, oyster shell angels, etc., etc...... More details to follow....keep a look out for posters and banners promoting our event. All proceeds will stay on Tybee and used to maintain our existing gardens. So it’s off to take a deep breath of Tybee spring air, observe the new buds appearing on the barren trees and bushes, while cherishing the beauty of our Island. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

Tybee Island Maritime Academy (TIMA) received word that the Implementation Grant that they applied for was approved in the amount of $475,000. The grant will help to make sure the school is fiscally sound as the doors open in August, 2013. Examples of some of the things that will be included in the grant are: 30 student I pads and headphones, 2 network docking stations with 16 laptops in each, Active boards/Promethean Boards for each classroom, wiring, mounts, etc. throughout the building for WIFI, leveled Readers, math manipulative, cameras, software programs, textbooks, classroom, art supplies, televisions for each classroom, etc. The grant will also be used for professional development for the teachers. The facility (the Old St. Michael’s School) has had all of the required studies (hazard and engineering) done. The lease has been signed and construction projects have begun in order for the school to be ready to open its doors in August. The professional development planned for the teachers and principal in the summer are: three (3) days of marine science training through UGA at Skidaway Island and two (2) full days of initial training for Project Approach (Project based instruction). Tybee Island Maritime Academy (TIMA) would like to give a special thanks to the Southeast Maritime and Transportation Center (SMART) for their continued support through maritime training of TIMA Governing Board members. They will give a full week of training to the teachers and principal in June, 2013. Special thanks is also given to Dr. Patrick M. Konopnicki, Director, Office of Technical and Career Education, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia for his leadership in the development of workplace readiness skills needed by successful individuals in the classroom and future workplace. Classroom/Workplace readiness skills include: 1. Demonstrates a strong work ethic. 2. Demonstrates a positive attitude. 3. Demonstrates independence and initiative. 4. Demonstrates self-presentation skills. 5. Demonstrates satisfactory attendance. 6. Participates as a team member to accomplish goals. For more information please visit our website at www.tybeeislandmaritimeacademy.com. Tybee Breeze

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“Tybee Island, Georgia is a 7 mile radius Barrier Island situated off Georgia’s coast located overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This barrier island was once accessible only by train and has rich Historic significance. Today visitors from all over the world access the island by car via U.S. Highway 80. During the Civil War, historic Fort Pulaski was constructed near Tybee Island and is noted as being the first significant use of rifled canons. Attend one of the daily re-enactments of rifle firing in authentic costume at noon or 5 p.m. Central Georgia Railroad constructed a Railroad line that allowed the Island to be accessible to tourists. When the island began to gain a bit of popularity as a summer vacation spot an accessible road became necessary. In the 1920’s a road was constructed, US Highway 80, that opened a new

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way to access the island. Tybee Island was coined as “Savannah’s Beach” in the 1950’s. The name was well suited, in that the island is situated 18 miles East of Savannah, Georgia. Today, Tybee Island enjoys its reputation as a small vacation island destination with very little commercialization. The residents of Tybee proudly keep the island free from the large commercial chains, and pride themselves on supporting the small local businesses. Many people stumble onto the island by pure chance and find themselves making the island an annual tradition. The town is absolutely charming from the local restaurants to the artist shops that are sprinkled across the island. Tybee Island is one of the few barrier islands that is inhabited with all the creature comforts of home. Plan to tour one of many of the coastal barrier islands referred to as “Little Tybee” that are uninhabited. Most of the islands, some even larger than Tybee, are protected by the government but still accessible by boat or Kayak. Kayak tours are offered for the beginners, and Kayak rentals are also available for the more skilled. Lodging on Tybee Island, Georgia varies from a beach hotel to a 5 Star Oceanfront Beach Homes with many amenities such as private pools, hot tubs and some a pet friendly! Your wedding guests will assume that Tybee motels are the easiest and most cost efficient route to take when booking their Wedding weekend lodging. However, this is not always the case. With one simple phone call or email to Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, you will be pleasantly surprised to see the value of one or two families reserving a 5 star vacation home or condo. Oceanfront Cottage Rentals 800-786-5889 www.oceanfrontcottage. com began with one simple motto of offering “True Southern Hospitality” during the vacation experience. Oftentimes, in our hectic world hospitality seems a thing of the past. However, Oceanfront Cottage Rentals offers Southern hospitality and personal attention that will enhance your destination wedding experience. The quality of the homes offered exceed any pre-conceived notion of how your guests will spend their wedding weekend. All of the homes offer quality amenities at any price point. Tybee will welcome you and your Wedding guests to our island and invite you to make it your island home. It is a community that invites everyone to be a part of an amazing island style experience… that is Tybee Island, Georgia!” No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze


The Visitors By Kelsey Bankert

If I’m going to be honest with myself, I put off getting my Georgia license plate not because I was too busy, but for other reasons altogether. For the past two years a deep blue square with humble white letters spelling “Indiana” had perched above my bumper and while I hadn’t lived there long, I had lived there well, and I mourned the idea of losing what may seem a silly reminder of things past. Finally, under threat of fines & fees, I turned the rusty screws that held it in place and a little orange peach took the place of that deep, storied blue. I may even have heard taps playing in the background, that’s how sentimental I can be. Luckily, I had bigger, car (and Tybee) related fish to fry. My parents, who have lived in a small Virginia town for the past 15 years were coming to visit and I needed a Tybee parking pass before they arrived. I knew they would want to visit the pier, eat ice cream down front, and park within spitting distance of The Breakfast Club. After suffering my funereal moment at the tag office, I wouldn’t dare miss out on this little perk of Tybee tax paying – a shiny, burgundy seal of approval on my front windshield. It was a purely selfish moment, to be honest, one motivated by thrift and a small sense of entitlement. So when I got home and smoothed the sticker over the glass, I didn’t expect to feel as delighted as I did. Not for free parking, though that will delight me as much as the next driver, but for the meaning within – I had a new home. No more the Indiana blizzards of two winters past, no more the maddening San Diego traffic five years before that, and no more the crushing claustrophobia of Manhattan’s sidewalks a decade ago. To echo Donny and Marie, I suddenly felt a little bit Tybee. And for those who wonder how a tiny parking sticker could say so much, I assure you that for a girl who was born in Detroit, spent a childhood on Guam, came of age in Europe and never stopped moving since, the sense of belonging is a rare and precious bird, rarely sighted, and that only in the luckiest moments leaves a feather behind. Of course I’m not the only islander from far off climes. In just my narrow travels I’ve met transplants from California, Michigan, and even Ontario. They may stay only a few months every year, or they may never leave, but everyone who makes No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

the move to the edge of the ocean has to settle in, learn the ropes, and make some discoveries. On Tybee, like most anywhere else, a little village of nomads can become a community. Paying our taxes, smoothing on our parking stickers, and walking for free on the beach’s expanse – these are the small acquisitions that give us a larger sense of belonging. With this feeling of cheerful discovery upon me, my parents arrived from the North and I did what I could to help them see what it was here that made me want to belong in the first place. The ocean, the windy marshes, colorful houses on stilts that mimicked the cranes tip-toeing through nearby causeways, the lighthouse at night – its faint glow settling on a tiny beach bar nestled between dark, fortified walls. I took them to eat gelato in the sand, where we met a family from St. Louis who were so excited to see the beach that they wore, despite the 50 degrees and gusting winds, shorts and tank tops while they danced in the water. And when the mother, with a smile wide and bright, told us that they were moving here next month, I welcomed them as an island ambassador, and made sure to mention that when you live on Tybee, the parking is always free.

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The Financial Case for Marriage Are you married/living together or pondering either with your boyfriend or girlfriend? Have you and your significant other ever discussed politics or religion? Can get hairy sometimes, huh? Have you found yourselves to be compatible in these areas? You ever discussed sex? Getting personal, huh, but sexual differences are one of the leading causes of marriage break-ups, according to the experts. Even more personal to some, have you ever discussed personal finances, listed as the leading cause of break-ups in some journals? While not every couple will find compatibility in everything, it is highly desirable to be compatible in as many of these fundamental areas as possible, according to the marriage experts. All couples will have their differences, but if you connect on the basics, you can always find a way to settle things without either party being steamrolled because you’re more alike than different. And you know what they say: two can live as cheaply as one. Financial compatibility is one of the more important characteristics of a strong long-term relationship. If one of the partners in a couple is a saver and the other a spendthrift, it’s very difficult to ever work out common goals. But, if you are both savers, or even if you’re both spendthrifts, you will agree on most items of financial importance. I love my wife to death, and I know I don’t tell her that enough, but she has even outpenny-pinched me at times and has gotten better at it with age. This is one of the biggest reasons we’ve been able to retire while we’re still young and pretty. (That should bring a loud harderhar from you.) Truly though, she has saved us a ton of money over the years, which we’ve been able to add to our savings and investments and has helped to keep our marriage together for going on 34 years. If, on the other hand, you’ve had financial or other incompatibilities break your relationship apart, then you know how draining - psychologically, emotionally, and financially the break-up was. I’ve known people who have practically gone into poverty as a result of a break-up. So live below your means, find a person who’s fundamentally compatible with you, and have some fun along the way. Contact me at pefipl69@yahoo.com if you have any questions or need any help, or just come on over for a visit if you want. PFP

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The fourth annual Soup and Casserole Cook-off was held at Chapel by the Sea Baptist Church, Tybee Island Sunday evening, Feb 24th. The beautiful weather was perfect for a wonderful church fellowship. Pastor David Laughner welcomed the crowd of over 85 people who enjoyed the 29 entries of soups and casseroles prepared by church members and friends. Also available was delicious rolls, corn breads, crackers, and of course, desserts. Chicken seemed to be an overwhelming favorite ingredient in the soups and casseroles but there were a wide variety of choices from bisque to Italian to ribs to pigtails. Judging was by ‘people’s choice’ this year where everyone got to taste and decide which entry they thought was the tastiest. There were so many delicious entries that it was difficult to decide. Really all the dishes were prize winning recipes. The first place soup entry was Chicken Pot Pie Soup, prepared by Judi Kelley. Second place was Tortellini Soup, prepared by Sue Bentley. Third place was Tomato Basil Bisque, prepared by Martheda Humphries. The first place casserole entry was Rib Dressing Casserole, prepared by Rusty Black. Second place was Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole, prepared by Sue Off. Third place was Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Rice, prepared by Christy Register. The fabulous cooks were generous to share their recipes which will be included in the 2013 Chapel by the Sea Recipe Book which will be printed later this year. Donations from the recipe books are added to Chapel’s Lottie Moon Offering for Foreign Missions. Thanks to everyone who prepared such delicious dishes that enabled Chapel to have such a wonderful winter fellowship time. Thanks to all who attended and we look forward to another cooking fellowship later this year. Soup Winners: L to R: 3rd place, Martheda Humphries and 1st place, Judi Kelley. 2nd place winner, Sue Bentley was unavailable for the picture. Casserole winners: L to R, 3rd place, Christy Register, 1st place, Rusty Black, 2nd place, Sue Off

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It is April and spring has sprung. Mallory and I took a spring break trip to the Great Tennessee Smoky Mountains. It was a timeshare presentation. I know I hate those things too, but it was $134 for 3 nights/2 days at Eagle Ridge Resort in Pigeon Forge and a four day cruise in the Caribbean (TBA), but we had to sit through a two hour sales presentation. Good looking high pressure sales people talk, tour, take... but we didn’t take. The resort consisted of rustic cabins surrounded by trees and dense foliage. Wonderful birding from the hot tub on the screened in back porch. Eagle Ridge is on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Mallory was in nature heaven. The town of Pigeon Forge is very interesting. King Kong lives on the side of buildings. John Wayne, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chapman are on the side of a building-looking like Mount Rushmore. It was a fun few days....call ‘em 865286-1595. The Tybee Hot Flashes-Red Hats, met recently at the Crab Shack. We all had a good time. Our Queen Mother Patti N. hosts the best meetings. If you are 50+ consider joining this vibrant, fun-filled organization. Excellent monthly socialization for mature women. Thomas Fitzgibbon is embarking on a journey to Germany to visit with family. He will be gone awhile. We wish him safe travels and a speedy return. AL is serving up steamed oysters at newly remodeled inside/outside bar at Marlin Monroe’s. Oyster season is quickly fading. The ancient No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

rule of oysterdom, which says: Don’t eat oysters in months that lack the R in their names. So April is the last safe month. MM serves oysters on Sunday afternoons along with breathtaking views of the ocean. There is also excellent live music with Michael Moody, a gifted guitar player entertainer formerly with Wild Cherry and often Jim Simmons; awesome versatile harmonica player sits in. Lovely way to experience diner and dancing Tybee style. Linda and Marion are creative dancers. They belong to the Moody-licious dancers. Two of the background dancers for guitarist Michael Moody- they can be seen Sunday afternoons at MM. We know it is spring because Tybee “snowbird”

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residents have returned to the great northern eastern far country. This is Sandy and Craig. They love Tybee and Tybee loves them back. Their favorite places are the American Legion and The Quarter. We will hold the place down until Sandy and Craig return in the fall.

Frances and Tommy Clark were out kicking it on a beautiful spring day. They both look great, Frances keeps a petite school girl figure and Tommy remains a hunk. It must be Tybee’s “smart-water” it is sold extensively to adults throughout the island. Give yourself a hoot! Go see Carol Kaminsky at CK Unique Gifts, across from Huc-a-Poo’s at Tybee Oaks. Her shop is worth a visit, she has humorous coasters, place mats and sun activated teeshirts, gourmet spices and perky summer jewelry. Then stop by Huc-

a-Poo’s for a slice of pizza. The Perfect Tybee afternoon interlude. Mallory and I recently had lunch with Rachel Perkins and her Lovely mother Ms. Katherine. We dined at North Beach Grill the foods was excellent as usual. Keep yourself mindful regarding healthy progressive dietary choices during spring and summer. NBG has the freshest food and most authentic island atmosphere on Tybee. An added bonus-stop by and see Travis....He looks better than usual (if that is possible) - he has designer whiskers. I have some real inside information. Sherri Simmons is our local skin guru. She has a shop next to Mrs. Jigg’s Insurance and Alfie the Taxman. Spring and summer is skin revealing season. Sherri will hook you up. She has worked miracles with brides and the bridal party. Gift yourself and your posse with a session in Sherri’s chair. She will make you and keep you summer skin ready Spring fashions a have sprung. Abby Burke in a stylish stingy brim hat was spotted on deck at MM. O n e of the great things about living on Tybee is the private parties. Jane and Julian Sipple hosted their annual Tybee Irish heritage parade viewing party. Their property is spacious and beautiful with live oaks and lots of friends. Kate has another attractive gentleman escort. She is looking forward to spring/summer activities. Some women can not find a man and some have more than they need. Tybee is here for a visit and smooching on Queen Roma. She is always so stylishly dressed (Tybee). Julia Pearce, Village Observer; Contributor to The Breeze since 1998. Available for weddings, blessings and readings. ebonyhag@aol.com 912-414-0809

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Hello Members and Breeze readers, We kicked off the spring with a fun and festive St. Patrick’s week at the Legion. Irish Dancers, Celtic music, and corn beef and cabbage marked the memorable celebration. March winds also saw the Auxiliary with a fund-rising “Spring Clean Thrift Sale”. One mans junk is another man’s treasure!! We appreciate all who worked on the project!! In addition, March brought the opportunity for the Annual (64th) Easter Egg Hunt at Jaycee Park. Laughter and frolicking kids marked a fun filled day and one that the Auxiliary Ladies look forward to each year. An Easter raffle basket was presented that helps offset the cost associated with the hunt. And there was also a visit by the Easter Bunny. Thank you to those members that

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took time away from their families to volunteer for this event. The Auxiliary has a dedicated group of ladies that are compiling an Auxiliary Roster. We are excited about having this vehicle to improve communications among members and also have a means to send out announcements. If you are a paid member and have not been contacted, please contact the Legion at 786-5356. And if you don’t have one of the Ladies Auxiliary cookbooks…then get on the bandwagon. It is a classic of recipes that are island treasures. You can contact any member or pick one up at the Lighthouse gift shop. April always brings us surprises. Little teasing ones that of changing weather; but also the wonderful gift of rebirth. Hoping your spring is a blessed one.

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Snooze or Lose By Paul Swift The news that napping may contribute to a lower risk of heart disease put me to patting myself on the back for more than 50 years of almost daily napping. My current candor belies the many times that I’ve felt like, well, perhaps like a woman breastfeeding in public –- determined to do what comes naturally but reluctant to make a scene because of American society’s misplaced codes of conduct. My first “public” nap occurred on my first day of kindergarten. It was located in a large house behind the more traditionally institutional Benjamin Franklin Elementary School. Come nap time, the teacher led us upstairs to a number of bedrooms. That evening over dinner, my parents asked me how my day went. “Great! I slept with a brown-haired, brown-eyed girl” My parents exchanged glances, while my older brothers snickered. I explained that we got to sleep in actual beds and that we were supposed to have brought blankets with us. I hadn’t, but the girl said she had a double blanket. So we got the only double bed. My mother told me that she’d have a blanket for me the next morning, but my dad said, “Now, Katie, the boy’s doing just fine on his own.” In grade school during the lunch break, I stretched out and slept on my back on top of a retaining wall, oblivious to the shouts and laughter on the playground. My napping took a different turn in college. As a member of ROTC, for example, I napped under covers in

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the full uniform we were supposed to wear all day. I also found many cooperative professors whose slow lectures led me to Baudelaire’s dreamy L’Invitation Au Voyage. As a teacher myself, at break time in a loud high school I buried my head in my arms on a very large table around which a dozen teachers smoked cigarettes and graded papers. One of my first jobs in New York City came with a big office in the RCA Building. A big office but without a couch, so each afternoon I’d shut my door, ask my secretary to hold all calls, and fold my arms on my desk and put my head down –- the common kindergarten practice I’d missed. During those days, too, my naps were often fueled by two-martini lunches. But it wasn’t as if I needed any fuel; my naps come naturally to me, day in and day out. For those of you contemplating taking up the salubrious practice, I should mention the main secret of napping while still remaining a productive member of society. Nap no longer than 20 minutes. For the 25 years before retiring on Tybee Island, I was self-employed. Although my home office had a couch, I had the luxury of returning to the main house for lunch in my own bed. It was a big double bed (but, alas, without a doe-eyed brunette). It was a strict routine, strict not from any mental discipline but from my body’s non-negotiable demands. My quotidian biological clock was in charge. My only worry is that some day when I’m stretched out dead on a bed, my family will repeat Dorothy Parker’s famous line upon hearing that Calvin Coolidge had died: “How can they tell?” Then again, that day now appears far off, given my cardiac advantages over those of you whose drive can’t be stopped for 15 or 20 minutes each afternoon.

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Grasshoppers and crickets Short horned grasshoppers These are a group of insects that are very common in the grasshopper family. They tend to be active strong fliers and are usually colored brown and green and can be in large numbers in fields and along roadsides. Their name is derived from the antennae which they display on their head. There also is a group of long horned grasshoppers that are band winged with red, yellow and blue markings. The plaque locusts chronicled in the Bible are related to this family. Farmers in general are not fond of this type of insect as they can decimate their crop harvests. In another aspect these grasshoppers are most important for the animals and birds which feed on insects.

Crickets Crickets are basically flat backed and most of these types have strong sounding noises and chirps. They can be many sizes and colors and can vary in their habits. Field crickets can do major damage to any cultivated plants and are known to feed mainly at night and eat other insects as well as their own kind and many varieties of plant life. Tree Crickets These types are mainly heard and not seen as much as the more common crickets that we are familiar with. Tree crickets can live in fields, bushes and trees. In appearance they are brown in color and have long antennae. They are known to inhabit dark and moist areas and eat many plants and animals. These are not generally noise making creatures. Mantids Mantids or praying mantids are known to be tropical insect and are also in our general U.S. and lower tropical areas. Their harborage areas can include twigs from trees or bushes where they lie in wait for some of their favorite prey of bees and spiders. Three of the North American species were introduced from Europe. The posture of this insect explains their wildly known name “Praying Mantises.” Our U.S. group is usually grey, green or brown with occasional yellow markings. Mantids can eat many spiders and a great deal of other beneficial insects/

Long Horned Grasshoppers The most known of this type is the Katydid that sings its name from all of our outside abodes. Most of these grasshoppers can be bright green and have flattened sides. Their antennae can be as long as their bodies. Most Katydids live in trees and some can live in fields, moist areas and surrounding foliage. Walking Sticks They can also prey on various insects and plants and are also known to damage many cultural plants as a Walking sticks are very well named because of their appearance. They are slow moving insects and are rule. not detected easily. They also eat the leaves of trees Fact: A dragonfly is the fastest moving insect at 35mph. and shrubs. Most walking sticks are tropical. Until next time, Fiction: Carpenter ants eat wood and process it like Johnny “the bugman” Herald termites. Let’s work the bugs out! Fact: Queen bees don’t use their stingers except to kill other Queen bees.

Drink Of The Month Pink Flamingo Ingredients:

2 shot(s) - STOLI OHRANJ - Premium Flavoured Vodka 1 shot(s) - SOURZ - Apple 1/2 shot(s) - Pure Pour Lime Juice (1 Litre) 1 shot(s) - Fresh Cranberry Juice

Instructions: Fill a highball glass with ice. Add all ingredients into a shaker. Fine strain into chilled glass. Garnish with apple & orange wedge. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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By the time this is published, spring will have officially arrived and you know what that means? Our beloved sea turtles have returned to the Georgia coast for their mating season. Although leatherback sea turtles arrived several weeks ago, the loggerhead sea turtle begins arriving in the early spring as the waters warm up a bit. After mating, the nesting begins! The sea turtle nesting season runs from May 1 through October 31st. Most nesting will be completed by the middle of August for our island. On Tybee, we should begin to see the first crawls and our first nest about the middle of May. Remember that only the females will leave the safety of the ocean to nest on a dark beach. Most females will lay an average of three to five nest a season with about 80-100 eggs in each nest. Research has shown that a female usually takes a two to three

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year break between nesting cycles. With that research, I will be curious to see if females from last year return this year. What can you do to help our sea turtles? The best answer I can give is to keep the beach as dark as possible. Now is the time to assess your outdoor lighting. Those that reside on the beachside, need to play close attention to outdoor porch lighting, landscape lighting, and lighting seen from exposed windows. Be sure to check your window treatments, and make sure the blinds or curtains are closed at night to keep indoor lighting from lighting any part of the beach. Invest in a red filtered flashlight for those late night walks on the beach. Research has shown that nesting sea turtles and emerging hatchlings are less distracted by red lighting. You can change an ordinary cheap flashlight into a sea turtle friendly light by attaching a few layers of red cellophane, with a rubber band, to the lens of the flashlight. Just make sure it is dark enough. Another way to help our nesting sea turtles and eventually the emerging babies is to remove what you bring to the beach when you leave. This includes tents, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys and of course trash. We don’t want any obstacles in the way as the moms search for a nesting spot on our beach or as the little hatchlings make their way to the ocean. As myself and the volunteers prepare for the upcoming season, I want to remind you of our annual fundraiser, the Turtle Trot. This fun 5K beach run will take place on Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 am. Registration is available at www.active.com. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Turtle Trot, please contact the Tybee Marine Science Center at 912-786-5917. Following the Turtle Trot, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center will be releasing a rehabilitated sea turtle back to the ocean. Hope to see you for the Trot! We have a lot to look forward to this season. Last season if you recall, was our highest nesting season on record. Tybee had 23 sea turtle nests! Statewide there were more that 2,000 nests. For more information on the sea turtles that nest on our beach please visit www.tybeemarinescience.org. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze


May 2012 APRIL 2013 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 and Best Overall Restaurant 2012! Live music Fri., Sat & Sun. Nightly dinner & drink specials. Happy Hour Daily 5-7pm. 912-786-9533. BERNIE’S OYSTER HOUSE We offer 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. Samuel Adams Band every Fri. & Sat. Call 912-7865100 for take-out & more info. If you are in Historic Savannah, stop & visit our other Bernie's at 115 E. River St.

WHATs hOt on tybee . . . WHere to go . . . Breakfast” awards. Free wireless/ purchase. We are centrally located in the heart of the commercial district at 15th & Butler. CoCo’s Sunset Grille Located at Lazaretto Creek Marina next to Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure. Open daily at 11:00 AM. Rooftop dining overlooking Lazaretto Creek-Fresh local seafood-Sunset toast every evening. Tuesday Trivia; Friday Live Music; Saturday Game Day; Sunday Bar Bingo. 912-786-7810 www.CoCosSunsetGrille.com. DOC’S BAR Live music Fri. & Sat. 9pm - till, Sun. 6-10pm. Tue. $1.50 domestic beer. Sun. nights Shag contest. Great food & good fun! Beach, Boogie, Blues & Buffett music. Doc’s Bar is the oldest bar on Tybee, and still the center of the universe. Voted Best Local Musician Roy Swindelle 2011! Find us on Facebook. www.docsbartybee.com.

FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH Celebrating 20 years of food, fun & spirits...Oceanfront! You can’t miss the pink roofed restaurant on Strand near 17th St. (3 stories high) 2 open-air decks in the sky for an incredible beachfront view. Voted Best Sunday Brunch & Bloody Mary 2011! And we boast the best frozen drinks on Tybee... you can bet your Fannie! We’re open for lunch & dinner everyday. Benny’s Tavern The Coldest Beer in America! 912-786-6109 for take-outs. Tue. open pool tables. Wed. pool tournament 7:30pm. Sat. pool HUC-A-POO’S tournament at 2:30pm w/Ms. Molly. “Where the Mind and Spirits Meet!” Karaoke Thur - Sun w/Footprint in Open daily for lunch & dinner 11am the Sand. Come party w/some of until. Located off Hwy. 80 in the Tybee’s characters: Tess, Linda, shops at Tybee Oaks. Mon. nights, Joanne, Bobbie, Ricki, Nicki, Bo & we have trivia! Join us Wed. nights Flower Wanda. Kim & Bob are in for the Cornhole Tournament. Live the Kitchen. K & B Kitchen Now music Fri. & Sat. nights. Join us Open! Mon-Sat 10:30-2:45am; on Sat. & Sun. for our awesome Sun. 12:30pm - 2:45am. Come Bloody Marys! Voted Best Overall check out our new menu: Kickin’ Bar in 2011 and Best Pizza 2011 Chicken & Bangin’ Steaks! Wi-Fi. & 2012! 786-5900. Voted Coldest Beer 2008-2012 and Best Karoke 2011! It’s a MACELWEE’S SEAFOOD Tybee Thang! 1517 Butler Ave/ Looking for the place to watch Downtown Tybee 912-786-0121. ships sail? Join us at MacElwee’s where the freshest seafood is Breakfast Club prepared to order. The view is great Winner of 20 consecutive “Best from our porch & the entertainment

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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 Steak 2012. Visit www. macelweesontybee.com. We look forward to serving ya! Marlin Monroe’s SURFSIDE Come dine in the dunes at our bar & grill. A hidden oasis on Tybee Island. Located at the Beachside Colony on Butler Ave. Beautiful ocean views. Serving steaks, seafood, burgers, great salads & more. Voted Best Margarita 2012! 912.786-GRIL. 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 $5.75 wings 4-7pm Mon-Fri. Raw & Steamed oysters by the dz. Open Mon-Sat 4pm-3am; Sun 12:30pm-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 9 Years; Best Wings for 9 Years; Best Happy Hour for 3 Years; and Best Local Hangout 2 Years! Under 21 allowed until 9pm. For to-go orders call 912-786-8966. SPANKY’S BEACHSIDE Seafood, seafood and a lot more! You can’t imagine! Come in & check us out! Tybee’s Best Seafood (Shrimp, Grouper, Scallops & Mahi) fresh & local hand cut

steaks, pasta, huge hand-pattied burgers & the biggest Chicken sandwich in Georgia! Call for prices on our party platters & all your catering needs. Our upstairs deck is open to rent for parties! Come & enjoy a great atmosphere with the best Tybee has to offer in food & the friendliest staff on the island. Voted Best Family Friendly Restaurant 2010 & 2011, and Best Chicken Fingers 2011 & 2012! 912-786-5520. STING RAY’S SEAFOOD A local favorite! Tybee’s home for blue crabs, beach music & beer! 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, and Best Place to Watch UGA Play 2012! 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. 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. TYBEE TIME Cool off at Tybee Time! Specializing in frozen cocktails. Voted Best Daiquiri 2004-2012! We have 10 different daiquiri machines. We have 13 TV’s! We are THE HEADQUARTERS for all current sporting events! Every hour is happy at Tybee Time! Open 7 days noon-3am. 912-786-7150. WINDROSE CAFE Are you hungry, thirsty and looking for a very laid-back atmosphere; not in that particular order? Come on down to the Wind Rose Café! Located down front in the middle of Tybrisa, Wind Rose is exactly what you are looking for. Celebrating 16 years in business and having the reputation for the best lunches on Tybee makes it the place to be. The classic home Tybee Breeze

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WHAT TO do . . . WHAT’s going on . . . island entertainment, Events made daily lunch specials include shepherds pie, turkey & dressing, Southern fried chicken, livers, gizzards, soups, baked ham & several other yummy dishes. Not to mention the standard menu that includes an excellent seafood selection and the best cheeseburger on the entire planet! Happy Hour rocks down front with $1.50 draughts, $2.00 domestic bottles and $2.00 well drinks. Let us help you put your happy face on! Stop in and have a fantastic meal, wash it down with an excellent cocktail and be entertained by our fun loving kick ass bartenders and phenomenal cooks. Our kitchen closes at 7 p.m. during the weekday so if you want to rock the special, come early. Weekends our kitchen is open later! For daily special info or just plain ol’ info call 912-7866593. Voted Best Lunch 2012!

events April 10th - 14th - TYBEE WINE FESTIVAL. The Tybee Post Theater will host the 5th Annual Tybee Wine Festival from Wednesday, April 10 through

Sunday, April 14, 2013, offering upcoming events something for everyone – from wine lovers to culinary enthusiasts MAY 3rd 10am - 4pm - SCAD – amid spectacular Tybee Island SAND ARTS FESTIVAL. “Come surroundings. sculpt the sand, or simply soak up the spectacle” If you are not April 27th 7:30am - 9TH ANNUAL carving sand castles or sand art, TYBEE TURTLE TROT. Fund we hope you will come, watch, and Raiser for the Tybee Island Sea support the talented art students Turtle Project and Kick-off of on North Beach. Coastal Georgia’s Sea Turtle Nesting Season. Join us in kicking MAY 3rd - 5th - 1ST ANNUAL off Georgia’s sea turtle nesting TYBEE GAY DAYS. LGBT season with our 9th annual Turtle travelers will show their pride on Trot 5k beach run! Registration is TYBEEIsland, Georgia! Stroll $25 for non-members and $20 for the beach, sample fresh seafood members. Pre-register by April 17th and party long after the sun sets and receive a free t-shirt. Awards at TYBEE GAY DAYS 2013, are given to the top three finishers presented by GAYSAVANNAH. in each age group, and to overall COM, this inaugural LGBT event male and female winners. Sign in will unite area residents and visitors starts at 7:00am. Loggerhead Sea for a full weekend of festivities. Turtle Release! After the race, the GEORGIA SEA TURTLE CENTER MAY 4th 4pm- PAINT TYBEE is releasing a Loggerhead Sea PINK. Walk for Breast Cancer Turtle patient back to the ocean – Come enjoy an afternoon into from Tybee! You’ll also have a evening 10K walk in the beautiful chance to meet their mascot Scute city of Tybee Island Georgia and learn all about sea turtles at (5k option available as well). the GSTC’s Education Station Participants should arrive at the located in front of the Tybee Island Tybee Pier and Pavilion at 5 pm Marine Science Center. to get checked in. ***YOU WILL

NEED TO PAY TO PARK AT THE PIER!*** We will start walking at 6 pm. The first B’Rest Stop is at Hucapoos Pizza at the Tybee Oaks shopping plaza on Highway 80. Walkers continue from there to the back river and B’Rest Stop 2 at Fisherman’s Walk pier, where we will have a Sunset Ceremony. Then walkers receive a pink glow stick and continue on the route to the 19th street public access to the beach if they so choose. MAY 11th 8am-5pm - EVP PRO BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR. Join the EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour for its annual stop in Tybee Island. Beach Bum week is full of family activities and events. This action packed beach volleyball event is a must see for athletes and spectators. Prize Money Mens and Womens Pro, 1st – $800, 2nd – $400, 3rd – $200. Prize money will be increased as ticket sales are counted on a weekly basis. MAY 17th 6;30pm - BEACH BUM PARADE. Prepare down Butler ave. to get wet at this annual

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churches announcements, classifieds, just for kids, and island churches parade designed for beach bums of all ages! This popular annual tradition features a parade and a giant water fight. Cost is free, but prepare to get wet! Here are the rules: “Water balloons, buckets and pressure washers are prohibited and considered dangerous. No ice water. Restrict your targets to parade participants and on-lookers only. Do not attempt to aim your hose or water gun at a police officer. Residents and visitors are asked to use common sense in choosing and soaking your targets. It is illegal to open car doors or homes to spray inside. By following these guidelines, everyone can have a great time!” JUN 8th 10am-4pm - TYBEE ISLAND TOUR OF HOMES. 16th Annual Tybee Island Tour of Homes featuring a variety of historic and contemporary architectural styles. Guests are welcome to begin the tour at the home of their choice and will receive a map along with a list of homes printed on the back of the ticket. Proceeds will benefit The Tybee Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry and the Tybee Island Maritime Academy Charter School. Rain or shine. $30 donation in advance. $35 donation day of tour. For tickets, call Atlantic Beacon Gallery at (912) 786-9386, Gallery by the Sea at (912) 786-7979 or E. Shaver, Bookseller at (912) 234-7257. Lunch is included in the price of the ticket and will be served from 11am to 2pm at St. Michael’s Gym, located at 714 Lovell Avenue. For more info call Fran Galloway 912-398-3140 or e-mail at fbeachg@hotmail.com, visit www.tybeetourofhomes.com or follow tybeeislandtourofhomes on Facebook.

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our tybee givers The American Legion www.legion.org Ladies Auxilliary www.legion-aux.org Sons of the American Legion www.sal.legion.org The Beach Bums Jack Boylston 912-786-5655 The Burton 4-H Center www.burton4h.org

seeking work Writer and former longtime editor of Public Relations Quarterly and contributor to The Tybee Breeze is available for writing jobs. Part-time or one-time. Contact Paul Swift at PSwift123@aol.com or 912-660-5206.

for sale Homemade Cheesestraws 20dz. $30. Call Bill 912.655.6342 Scooters for sale 49CC, different colors. Call 912-257-9617

for rent House for rent year round. 505A Miller Ave. Garage/ carport incl. No pets, 2 bed 2 bth, furnished kitchen, w/d conn., $1050 a month. Call 912-201-1053. Room for rent Looking for female 50-65 to rent room on Tybee, private vanity area, shared common areas, smokers ok. Call 912-257-0720. Office space for rent $500/month at 1010 Highway 80 East. Call 912.786.5853.

looking to rent 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. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

2 Bed 2 Bath house. Must have step in shower, dining room and be available annually Dec 15th to April 15th Mature non smoking female. Call 401-742-0000.

Coastal Pet Rescue www.coastalpetrescue.org Tybee “DAC” Kids www.tybeedackids.org The E.S.A (Eastern Surfing Association) www.surfesa.org Friends of Cockspur Island Lighthouse - Harvey Ferrelle at hferrelle@bellsouth.net Tybee Island Garden Club Meetings are held at 4pm on the 2nd Sun. of each month Sept. May. Location varies. tybeegardenclub@yahoo.com Facebook Page: Tybee Island Garden Club The Tybee Island Historical Society 912-786-5801 or tybeelighthouse@yahoo.com

Chapel by the Sea Baptist Church Reverend David Laughner Services: Sunday School 9:45am Sunday Morning Worship 11am Sunday Evening Worship 7pm Wednesday Bible Study 7pm Butler Avenue at 9th Street Tybee Island, GA 31328 912-786-4647 or www.cbtstybee.org “Never ashamed of the gospel” All Saints’ Episcopal Church *All Are Warmly Welcomed* The Rev. Helen S. White, Vicar Service Sunday at 10AM Coffee Hour at 11AM We are located at 804 Jones Ave, two blocks west of Butler Ave. Call 786-5845 for more info or email us at allsaintstybee@att.net “Who ever you are, where ever you find yourself on your journey of faith, there is a place here for YOU! St. Michael Catholic Church Father Thomas J. Peyton Mass and Confessions Schedule: Saturday: Vigil - 6pm Sunday: 8am & 11am Daily: Mon-Fri 8am; Sat 9am Confessions: 5-5:45pm on Sat. or by appointment 801 Butler Ave. 912-786-4505 www.saintmichaelstybee.org

Trinity Chapel United Methodist Pastor Hank Perry Sunday school is at 9:45am Sunday Worship is at 11am The Marine Resue Squadron 911 Butler Ave. Joey Solomom at www.trinitychapelumc.org tybeenian@comcast.net For more info contact the church office at (912) 786-4491 Tybee Islnd Optimist Club Special Worship Services: Helen Wilson 912-786-5890 Sunday closest to Memorial Day, The Optimists meet at the Sunrise July 4th & Labor Day at the pier restaurant the 1st & 3rd thursday at 8:30am. of each month at 7pm All are encouraged to attend!

The Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project 912-786-5917 or www.tybeemarinescience.org

TAPS - Tybee Arts Performing Society www.tybeearts.org

Tybee Church “The Place Where Pirates Worship” Flip flops & smokers welcomed. Tybee Beautification Assoc. Every Sun. 10:00am at the 912-786-9688 or Benny’s Tavern - 912-433-1643 www.tybeebeautification.org www.barchurch.tv Encouragement, worship music & The YEEPIES (Youthful Energetic prayer. All included. Enthusiastic People Involved in www.simpleheartedministries.com Everything!) 912-786-9622 MEN BEHIND THE SCENE Tybee Island YMCA Men’s Inter-denominational Prayer 912-786-9622 Breakfast the 1st Sat. of each month at 9am. Call Jim Monaghan XI DELTA CHI 897-2666 for more info Diane Ring 912-786-4867 Tybee Breeze

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What turns everything around, but does not move?

MARCH Riddle & Answer No one wants me, but once you have me you can’t get rid of me. what am I? Answer: A Bad Habit

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Down 1 He’s going to Germany? (6)

Across 3 Celebrating 25 years? (7)

2 May is what month? (12)

6 Til what do us part? (4)

8 Drinking festival this month? (4)

4 First place casserole winner? (5,5) 5 Lucky ducky what? (5) 7 Third Thursday’s singer? (7,0,4) 9 Someone is stealing what Fort signs? (7) 10 New book about what hotel just released? (5)

*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!!

The answer key will be published in the next edition.

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2-Erika Barlow, Cash & Taylor Solomon 3-Timmy Wong; 4-Trey Cowart; 6-Thea Fitzgibbon 8-Meagan Edgerly; 9-Hunter Beaudreau, Ray Rogers, Thomas Jr. & Melonie Fitzgibbon 10-Mallory Pearce; 12-Aslan Leiby Redden 14-Joe “Coot” Oliphant; 17-Riley Fitzgibbon; 18-Joni Woodcock; 19-Brandon Zhan; 20-Danny Monroe; 21-Leslie McKenzie & Edward Sullivan; 23-Amy Gaster, Dee Anderson & Cathy Anderson; 24-George Stoller & Peggy Dupries; 25-Brian Beaudreau & Capt. Jimmy Price

14-Jerry & Patti McLain 18-Shane & Rebecca Paris 27-John & Janis Heisey 28-Susie & Stuart Liles

Aries (March 21 - April 19) When “taking out the trash” remember that blood stains don’t easily wash out of white shirts. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) You’ll become incensed at the thought that you missed out on all the fun during the 60’s and 70’s, and will change your name to “Sunflower” in protest. Gemini (May 21 - June 20) If you lose money you can be assured that the nature of human kindness will mean you never see it again. This is because the nature of human kindness is to be as mean as an old woman the day before pension day. Cancer (June 21 - July 22) Your ability to think up lies on the spot may be challenged. Don’t be afraid to run really fast - problems will catch up, but at least you’ve given yourself a few minutes to think up an explanation. Leo (July 23 - August 22) Beware! Someone is about to come give you a hug. Virgo (August 23 - September 22) Avoid serious questions wherever possible! Libra (September 23 - October 22) About your new idea... Sure, I’ll bet you could sell your handmade voodoo dolls by marketing them over the Internet. The competition, however, can be “fierce.” Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) Up to your neck in debt? You might get lucky and catch the television advert that claims they can help you. They really want to help too, they love you.

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) Someone will ask you if you like Swing music. That’s when you’ll have to be a bit creative, if you don’t want to look ignorant. I generally shrug and say “I don’t know - I don’t really spend that much time on the porch.” Capricorn (December 22 - January 20) Focus on financial issues. It’s OK to keep putting your money in your mattress, but you might want to switch to paper money. (It’s less jingley.) Aquarius (January 21 - February 18) Super-hero day is your own invention, and as such not a free-pass to wearing your underwear on the outside. When faced with a lifetime of trauma, please remember what your mother always told you. Pisces (February 19 - March 20) You’re doing really well, keep it up! It probably seems unreal right now, but you are likely to meet a long-lost relative over the coming month or so.

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