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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!

Mike and The Marlins

We are blessed to have a variety of musical talent to entertain the locals and visitors to our area. One of the newest bands, Mike and the Marlins, developed when Michael Moody invited Jim Simmons and Roland Foerster to join him. They recently volunteered to perform for three hours at Tybee’s Community Day. They always bring talent, dedication, and FUN to the stage! Michael Moody, aka “Magic Mike,” started playing guitar in R&B and rock bands in the Carolinas at age 14. He joined former members of Buffalo Springfield (“There’s Something Happening Here”) at age 18 and toured Canada and the northeastern states. He then played and recorded in Los Angeles for three years, then moved to Atlanta. Mike was with several different bands in the Atlanta club scene before being asked to become a replacement in the band Wild Cherry (“Play that Funky Music White Boy”). He has also performed with Permanent Tourist, Voodoo Soup, the Fundamentals, and Brenda Morie. Mike loves the uniqueness of his current band due to its unusual instrumentation and its ability to be very laid back or play with danceable intensity. Mike’s latest CD is called “Soul Anthology” and showcases his great voice and guitar work. His lovely wife, Marian, is his most devoted fan and loves to get the crowd singing along and dancing. Mike and Marian visited Tybee for years and are now very popular local residents. Mike is also an attorney and Marian works for Enmark. They are the epitome of the old saying: Work hard and play hard! Jim Simmons has been playing harmonica with Michael Moody for the past three years. When he was a teen, Jim, his brother, and their friends formed the Southwood Weed Blues Band and played “Southern rock” cover songs. Throughout the next three decades, Jim played harmonica and guitar and sang as often as possible during his free time. In 2002, Kenny Denmark invited Jim to join his band Kenny D and the Pharaohs and Jim has played numerous gigs with them. Jim is a generous musician who enjoys any

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opportunity to share his love of music with others. He has “sat in” with many popular local musicians, including Roy and the Circuit Breakers, The Train Wrecks, Denny Phillips Band, Annie Allman Band, VooDoo Soup, Kurtis Schumm, Zach Savannah Smith, Charlie Sherrill, Randy Smith, The Bonaventures, and The Fundamentals. Jim has also been privileged to sit in with bands at The Crossroads Bar on Broadway in Nashville and with Victor Wainwright’s Band at Wet Willie’s in Memphis. He was one of seven featured performers in a talent show on the Carnival Cruise line in 2003. Jim’s wife, Sherri, is a retired educator who now does skincare treatments at the Mermaids on Tybee Salon. Before they got married in 1995, Sherri told Jim she wouldn’t live anywhere but Tybee, and he agreed! On a sunny day at Marlin Monroe’s, in the Spring of 2013, a gravelly-voiced guy told Mike that he was a conga player, so Mike invited him to sit in. The crowd was blown away by his talent and bigger-thanlife personality! Roland Foerster moved to the area from New England, where he performed and recorded for nearly 30 years. He played with the 10-piece jazz band Boplicity” on the nationally released Sandy Hook Benefit album “Voices for Heroes.” He was a founding member of String Band, one of the top-rated northeast regional jambands. Ro also toured with Blue Collar Project and Blue Rain, both hard-driving blues bands in Connecticut. He is a long-time member of the CT Blues Society and the Congaghost and has performed at nationally known clubs and festivals, including Toad’s Place, Black-Eyed Sally’s, and the Poconos Blues Fest. Ro and his wife, Kimmer, are both educators, as well as excellent chefs. They love to go fishing with their kids, then create a gourmet dinner with their catch. Mike and the Marlins look forward to meeting new friends and hope you will come out to hear them one afternoon or evening. Please go to their Facebook page (Mike and the Marlins) to learn more about them. They are available for restaurants, bars, festivals, and private functions and can be reached at (912) 401-4231. Tybee Breeze


Tybee Island Main Street Update: From Historic Downtown to the Gateway

By Chantel Morton,

Better Hometown Tybee Island... Your Nostalgic Paradise to Coordinator Live, Do Business and Visit Year-round. email

GREETINGS TYBEE ISLAND! December is here and the spirit of the season can be seen and felt throughout the island. Tybee for the Holidays kicked off Thanksgiving Day and continues through New Year’s Day (Polar Plunge Day!). This is a special time for everyone to experience Tybee in a different “light” with peaceful beaches, dining and shopping highlights and festive events. The first full weekend of Dec. is going to be jam packed with fun! Fri., Dec. 6 at 6:30pm the Mayor will light the Christmas tree at the Roundabout to kick off the annual LIGHTS ON FOR TYBEE CELEBRATION. Following the lighting, Mr. Billy Manucey & the Holiday Choir will perform from the Historic Carbo House. Throughout the evening there will be entertainment, awards for the best-decorated businesses and complementary refreshments at participating locations. We even received a text that Mr. & Mrs. Claus will arrive this evening to help us welcome the weekend of celebrations! The next day, Sat. (12/7), is the TYBEE ISLAND CHRISTMAS PARADE. Mr. & Mrs. Claus will keep a watchful eye as they follow the festive floats and holiday joy-spreading “elves” marching from downtown to the Tybee Gym during the Tybee-fied parade to celebrate the holidays! We look forward to having everyone show off their holiday flare with costumes and dressed up floats for those along the route. As Mr. & Mrs. Claus safely exit their sleigh (AKA Tybee Island Fire Truck) at the Gym, they will join everyone inside for photo time! The YMCA will have games and refreshments for the whole family to enjoy. Share the spirit of the season by giving back and spreading joy to others by participating in the Community of Giving throughout the month. This year to show how big the hearts are on this small barrier island, donations are being accepted for Rising TYde Community Food Pantry, Toys for Tots, and the animal shelter at over 15 locations. Fore more information, check out the Community of Giving page within Remember to Buy Local Tybee this holiday season. When you do, you support your community and our small / family owned businesses that help fuel the economy. Each participating location has something special for you when you stop by. For those of you that carry the Locals Appreciation Card, please stop in the Main Street Office at City Hall to renew your card before the end of the year. TYBEEFORTHEHOLIDAYS.COM is your one-stop site for all the information you need. The site has info about holiday-day dining, holiday church services, tours, activities and other festive updates. Thank you to all the MS committee members, volunteers, residents, and merchants that have helped make Tybee for the Holidays even brighter this year. For more info. about the Tybee Island Main Street Program, upcoming city approved special events, “CorriDoor to Door News”, Business Matters, and History Spotlights sign up for the monthly Main Street E-News by visiting the Main Street webpage (http://www.cityoftybee. org/BetterHometownProgram.aspx). The Tybee Island Main Street FB page is updated quite regularly as well with “news you can use”. We invite you to like it.


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Are you sexting too much? For those of you not familiar with the term, sexting is the act of sending text messages and/or photographs containing provocative language for the purpose of stimulating the senses of the recipient. Or, something like that. Let me give you a few examples. These are some of the more common acronyms used to express feelings, desires, etc. GNOC – Get nekkid on camera, IGPYPD – I’m gonna pull your pants down, TDTM – Talk dirty to me, XTC – Ecstasy, and that old stand-by: 8, which means oral sex. Well, you get the idea. As we have seen in recent news articles, sexting can lead to trouble, both personally as well as professionally. In a well publicized army scandal, 30,000 plus sext messages were purported to have been exchanged between a high ranking officer and a female subordinate. Let me say this about that: Ole Slo doesn’t find 30,000 sexts to be excessive in the least. In fact, I was just looking over my cell phone bill for last month, and found that I had just under 4,000 sexts during that thirty day period. And,

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I consider that to be a “light” month. Thank Gawd I have unlimited texting! Let’s chat for just a second about taking X-rated photos with your cell phone. WARNING: There is a new feature out there that will automatically upload photos from your phone to FaceBook. I kid you not! Make sure that your dirty little pictures don’t fall prey to this new technology. Recently, a dear friend of mine sent me via MMS, a picture of his wife cooking supper. She was nekkid from the waist down (Quite nice actually). Next thing I know my phone let me know that I had four new photos ready to be uploaded to FB. OMG! Glad I caught that! If you would like to learn how to make a living talking dirty, visit And, for a lot of interesting tips on sexting, go to Ole Slo is happy to help keep the peace in your relationships.

When you’re on the go, keep up with Tybee antics by following Ole Slo on Twitter @oleslojohnnyo. You can reach Ole Slo at

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Win, Place, or Show By Judy O’Neill

Coming in second place is not all bad. It’s all in what you’re doing and how you feel about it. I was rereminded of this at the 2013 Breezy Awards at the end of October. The Breezy Awards, in my opinion, are like the Emmys of Tybee. Once again, I came in SECOND. This is the second or third time or fourth …I can’t remember which...I live on Tybee after all…that I’ve come in SECOND in two categories. It’s a little like, as one of my friends put it, being “always the bridesmaid but never the bride.” I’m going to start using TWO as my lucky number. It will be my Power Ball Number and Roulette Wheel choice from now on. If I’m asked if I have a favorite number, it will be TWO. It takes TWO to do a lot of the fun things we do. Two to tango, two for tea, two to “you know.” So getting Second Place as Best Local Columnist and Best Local Real Estate Agent is ok. I’ll try TWICE (as in TWO) as hard next year to do better. Some other folks and things came in an interesting SECOND so I’m in good company. My Significant Other, who makes up the TWO of us, came in SECOND as Best Island Character. Queen Roma came in SECOND as Best Local Politician. John Dowell, who once rescued me from a flood, came in SECOND as Best City Employee, almost knocking Queen Claire off her hard-earned throne. Fannie’s Bored Meeting, of which I am an original founding member, came in SECOND as Best Tourist Attraction. The Beach Bum Parade, also of which I am an original founding member, came in SECOND as Best Event/Festival. So, being SECOND is not a bad thing. To be perfectly frank, I’d rather be FIRST. But being in the running, being able to win, place, or show, is fun in itself. Thanks to all of you who voted in the Best of Tybee Breezy Awards, especially if you voted for ME! (I’m going to start campaigning now for next year. VOTE FOR ME!!!) Judy O’Neill has written for the Breeze for the past 11 years. She was named “Best Local Columnist” at the 2011, 2008 and 2006 Breezy Awards and “Best Local Real Estate Agent” at the 2005 Awards. Judy and her husband John have lived on Tybee since 1983 and have been Realtors since 1989. She can be reached for comment at


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Tybee Polar Plunge 2014 Looking for something fun to do with the entire family on New Year’s Day? Why not head out to the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion for the 14th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge! Join thousands of people and take the plunge into the brisk Atlantic Ocean at noon on January 1. It is a great way for the entire family to start of the New Year! “It’s the premiere family fun event on Tybee Island,” founder Don Ernst explains. “It is something that you can bring your kids to. It is fun. And it is fun-ny.” History Ernst recalls the early days of the event: “The Polar Plunge started at a New Years Eve party… it was so cold and windy… and a challenge was issued to jump in the ocean on New Year’s Day at noon. I brought an atomic clock out and five of us jumped into the ocean… The first year there were five people, the second year there were about 12, the third year we made flyers and dressed up in costumes because was just so much fun.” The Tybee Polar Plunge has been so successful in bringing people together, despite occasional semi-freezing air and water temperatures, due to the sense of community that people feel when everyone is gathered together on the beach. Some locals have added their own personal touches to make the event even better. “In 2004, Bill Cannon showed up with the conch, and he has become the official conch blower for the Tybee Polar Plunge,” Ernst said. “It has taken a life of its own.” Local radio station WRHQ 105.3 figured out


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early on that the Tybee Polar Plunge is such a wonderful community event; the station proudly sponsors the event every year. Guinness World Record Today, the Tybee Polar Plunge is hosted by the Tybee Post Theater, a non-profit historic theater on Tybee Island. Proceeds directly benefit the restoration of this wonderful local theater. In 2012, Ernst and the Tybee Post Theater took the event a step further. “After 10 years, I was looking for something different to do,” Ernst said. “I stumbled on this record that was recently made by this group in Japan… and it was the worlds largest gathering of people wearing swim caps, and I think it was 675, and I thought ‘Man, we could crush this!’” Ernst was right. On Jan. 1, 2012, the Tybee Polar Plunge broke the existing Guinness World Record for the largest ever gathering of people wearing swim caps. Altogether, the Tybee event drew 2,049 people into the chilly Atlantic Ocean. Ernst recalls that event: “It was just crazy how many people wanted to do it and how many people actually did it.” “Gang of Goofs” Contest and Parade Once again, the Tybee Polar Plunge will welcome the return of the “Gang of Goofs” contest and Parade! If you have never seen the Gang of Goofs, it might be hard to wrap your head around it. Ernst explains, “One is a people, two is a couple, three is a few, and four or more is a gang of goofs.” For some Tybee residents, the Gang of Goofs may be nothing short of a regular day. The contest encourages small groups of participants to dress up in their craziest, wackiest and funniest costumes. The Goofs will parade in front of an esteemed panel of judges, including Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman. The teams compete for some great prizes. The first place team will also receive the coveted Le “Gang of Goofs” trophy which will be engraved with their team name and displayed at the location of their choice for an entire year. The “Gang of Goofs” parade will begin at approximately 11am at the base of the Tybee Island Pier. The winners will be announced immediately following the Polar Plunge. Each “Gang of Goofs” member must also register for the Tybee Polar Plunge. “If you leave after the gang of goof’s parade and your cheeks don’t hurt from smiling so much, you’re dead,” Ernst boasts. “The gang of goofs is absolutely hilarious… it’s a day of giggles!” Join Us! Registration for the Tybee Polar Plunge and the “Gang of Goofs” contest is $25 for adults & $15 for children (members of the Tybee Post Theater will receive a 10% discount) and includes a Long-Sleeve Tybee Polar Plunge T-Shirt! You can register for the Polar Plunge or the Gang of Goofs contest online at or in person at the Tybrisa Roundabout Saturday, Dec. 28 through Tue., Dec. 31 from 1 - 4pm or on Wed., Jan. 1 from 9 - 11:30am at the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. The deadline to register for the Gang of Goofs contest on Jan. 1st is 10:30am. Visit to register today! Questions or comments? Email the Tybee Post Theater, or call (912) 663-1099. We look forward to seeing everyone out there on New Year’s Day!

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Lannie and I are so excited about the ground breaking at Tybee Wedding Chapel. Trees that were diseased have been removed to make way for parking required by the City of Tybee to allow the chapel to expand. The foundation has been dug and concrete pad installed for the base of the chapel’s ballroom of 2,850 square feet. Steel beams erected to support the open span for the ceiling. As always, Catskill Builders is working hard on their beloved chapel project. We are so happy to have Anthony Sapone and his fabulous crew back at the chapel. The ballroom will be on ground level with the ceiling connecting to the roof line of the West side of the Sanctuary (above the Sanctuary windows). If you are standing in the Sanctuary upstairs you can actually look down into the ballroom and see the tables and chairs set up for the reception. Chandeliers have arrived (8 matching chandeliers). It took Lannie and me working seriously hard 15 hours to assemble all the beautiful lead crystals on the FIRST chandelier. Just think…we have 7 more matching chandeliers to assemble before the central chandelier will be chosen. The style is Maria Theresa so

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that it is as pretty. The upper side of the ceiling will have 4 chandeliers (one in front of each Sanctuary window). The ceiling will be sloped down from 24 feet to a lower edge 15 foot height. There will be a caterer’s plating area in the original garage on ground level. We are planning on the audio visual system now. An interior staircase will come from the Sanctuary into the ballroom so that Guests don’t have to worry about the weather. The original bell tower and steeple that are sitting on the ground will be one of the last things to go into place. They will be on top of the entry to the chapel to make the entrance grand and visible from the street. We welcome you to come by and see our progress. The chapel will be closed until mid February, 2014 when construction will be completed. Our first Guests will be Ms. Suzanne Painter’s porcelain art school, Georgia Seminars by the Sea. We have 29 weddings booked for 2014 compared to the 18 we had scheduled for the same time last year. See you at the chapel! Stacye & Lannie Jarrell

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The Cats of Tybee One morning, as we ascended the stairs to our storage shed, my boyfriend and I noticed a dark cat with three kittens curled around her tortoise shell coat. “Stop,” we whispered to each other, hoping to preserve the moment. This By Kelsey Bankert cluster of animals looked so rare, precious, and easily startled. As estimated, they were up and running through the fence before we could halt our steps. They were obviously feral. Skinny, with matted fur and some possible battle wounds. Usually only feral kittens can be tamed – once you’ve gone wild, you can’t always go back. So, if you come across grown ferals, never take them to your local shelter. Shelter policies almost always mandate euthanizing ferals. If they can’t be tamed, they can’t be adopted. When we adopted our own cat, Metroplex, it was the very end of the day and we were alone except for one other woman. “Will this be an indoor or outdoor cat?” asked the shelter volunteer. “Oh,” said the woman, “I wouldn’t keep it cooped up, I’d let it out when it wanted.” “I’m sorry,” replied the volunteer, with unmitigated agitation, “we don’t adopt out cats to people who let them live outdoors.” My unabashed eavesdropping got me thinking how bad do feral cats have it? What difference does it make if cats live outdoors or indoors? The largest myth about ferals is they live incredibly short lives, but the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association reports the mean


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age of both ferals and indoor cats as 7.1 years. And when it comes to illness, even though ferals may look sickly, a study in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery found their rate of fatal illness to be 1% out of over 100,000. So, if they both live, on average, fairly long and healthy lives who has the most “cat-like” existence? Who is happier? Because, whether they are indoor or outdoor cats, they are all on a small, but important quest for happiness. And aren’t cats roaming and curious? Don’t they love to climb trees and hide in tall grasses and catch their own prey? Can cats really be happy if they never experience the outdoors? Looking at Metroplex now I wonder, is he missing something I don’t even understand? We give our indoor cats carpeted trees to cling to and stuffed toys sewn like mice. In play, we mimic & draw out their wildest instincts. In his beautiful book “The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats,” Jeffrey Masson’s take is that his outdoor cats might be happy if they lived inside, but they would not necessarily reach their full potential for happiness. It’s a thoughtful point, but I like to think that happiness is found both in and outside a home. The real value of each for our feline brethren, we can never truly know. The other day I saw Metroplex, sitting at his favorite window, watching two of the feral kittens downstairs as they ran into the brush. They were off to wilder adventures than his life would ever entail. Yet they ran so fast and warily, I couldn’t help think about what prices they must pay for that life. My cat, barely phased by the sight of his feline cousins, bounced down the windowsill and curled up on our soft couch, already purring. In that moment, stroking his soft, petal like ears, I thought, this must be happiness, for both of us, it just must.

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1913 Lovell’s Report #3 This will finish Mayor Lovell’s lengthy report on the Town of Tybee’s achievements for Fiscal Year 1913. “An incinerator for burning all the garbage south of 12th St was installed by the McCall Incinerator Co. of Memphis, TN on 16th St [sadly, now known as Tybrisa St] west of Main St. The garbage from the Hotels, Restaurants, etc. was handled for the first time. The work was successfully accomplished there being no complaint of ill smelling odors as heretofore, but at the end of the season we found the incinerator completely burned out and useless for another season. Getting no real satisfaction from the builders and after a full investigation of crematories of small capacity to suit our requirements, we have decided to build a new furnace that we expect to do more and better work than the original. The galvanized buildings erected for the first incinerator will continue to be used.” [You dedicated readers will recall that this incinerator location is the same as where the Town’s lockup facility was located a couple of years earlier. It was here that a prisoner being temporarily held incinerated both the lockup facility and himself. Those of you interested in changing “Tybrisa St” back to “16th St” may want to consider “Incinerator St” out of respect for Tybee’s rich history. Or not.] “The past season we ran two scavenger [garbage] wagons with less complaint than ever before. At the close of the season we had expected to sell our horse, but on Sept 8th 1912 we lost one by death – from stomach trouble. “After many trials and tribulations, we succeeded in getting the U.S Government to accept papers proposed for the right of way for the opening of the New Cow Head Cut, the $3,000.00 that we were required to furnish for part cost of dredging, was raised, Chatham County giving $2,000.00 and $1,000.00 was raised by subscription, and the dredge is now at work on this cut, which will be finished about May 1st 1913. This will give us water communication at any tide and means much to us in the way of freight & passenger traffic. In this connection, I think it but just to say, that Mr. A.G. Harmon, one of our enthusiastic citizens, the credit of opening Cow Head Cut is due, he was tireless in his efforts to

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raise our portion of the money and the arrangements of the necessary documents. In fulfillment of a promise made, that if Cow Head Cut was opened, the Town of Tybee would construct a public wharf, contract has been made with David Powers of Savannah to construct a wharf as per plans and specifications made by R.S, Howard of the US Engineering Dept, who will supervise the construction of same. The contract was let by competition bids and David Powers was lowest bidder, price 2240.00. The wharf is to be 60 ft front, 24 ft deep, with a 20 foot wide approach, and it is to be erected at the South End of Alley #2 [now Fisherman’s Walk]. “Our Police Department consisted of a chief and three men, all uniformed and they handled the largest number of people that has ever visited the island in a season. There were 90 arrests during the year as follows: [I will spare you the details of the numbers by race of those committing each crime but “crimes” of interest included: “Interfering with an Officer, Fighting, Selling Intoxicants, Stealing Ride on Train, Exposure of Person, Shouting on Street, Violating Building Ordinance, and Fornication on Street.” The disposal of these arrests included “Fined, Fine Suspended, Dismissed, Leave Town, Not Proven, Committed to Jail, Turned over to City Court, and Whipped.” Yes, whipped! “Building permits were issued as follows: 4 – One Story Houses, 8 – Two Story Houses, 1 – Three Story House, 1 – One Story House Galvanized, 1 Pavilion, 1 Set Bath House Buildings, and Six Additions to Buildings. “The extension of Beach Lot # 159, Ward 2, was deeded to the Julia McCleod Chapter of King Daughters for the sum of $1.00, same being made for operating and conducting a charity known as the ‘Day Nursery,’ papers being on file with the clerk of Council. Respectfully Submitted, Signed R.P. Lovell, Mayor” The Clerk of Council and ex officio Treasurer then submitted his report for the year ending April 30th 1913. Sparing you of the elaborate details, suffice to say the town began the year with cash on hand of $2,360.16 and finished with $8,885.66. Tybee Town is rocking.

Bernie Goode has been writing for the Breeze for seven years. Readers with questions or comments are encouraged to write Bernie at Tybee Breeze


Some of you – well, maybe one or two of you – may have wondered why I haven’t cajoled, begged or nagged you recently to buy my book. You know – Last Days of the Coastal Empire – the Tybee and Savannah-based saga of murder, political intrigue and romance. Yeah, that’s the one – the one the Pulitzer Prize judges somehow By Larry Peterson overlooked. Anyway, I have a good excuse – that is, for my recent low profile – not the status of the book. Oct. 7 dawned warm, sunny and windless. At the little point inside the north jetty, the waves were twofoot-plus and smooth as glass. Again and again, the peaks chased me upriver as I glided rightward and parallel to the cascading swells until my board’s fin hit the sand. On my last ride, I leaned forward to get more speed. Then something exploded inside my abdomen, inflicting the worst pain I’ve ever felt. I fell and couldn’t stand. I crawled ashore and lay hunched in a fetal position. So I remained during most of the first two of my 10 days at Memorial. As doctors later explained, my mishap had nothing to do with surfing. For reasons they didn’t fully spell out, my lower intestine had burst – with all the attendant unpleasantness. A surgical team patched together the salvageable parts, sewed me up, and shot me up with pain meds. I lost track of time. At one point, I insisted to my wife, Lanie, that it was Saturday. It wasn’t; it was Friday. While heavily drugged, I had to be restrained when I tried to rip out a tube that likely was helping keep me alive. I ate no solid food for a week and lost 18 pounds. On day six, though, I graduated to Jell-O, popsicles and sherbet. They never tasted so good. Next day came real food, with multiple options and huge portions. I picked and chose, but savored immensely. I was still hurting from a new set of sutures when I tried out my walker with a young, eager physical therapist. My performance was lackluster, and she wasn’t

impressed. She suggested that I spend several days at the hospital’s physical therapy boot camp. It’s not really called that, but you get the idea. With that prospect presumably still in mind, she asked me the next day whether I was ready to “try” some stairs.” Her job dropped when I replied that I wasn’t going to “try” any stairs; I was going to “do” them. Of course, running my mouth wouldn’t do. I had to walk stairs, preferably without wincing. But it was a day later. I was stronger. And a nurse had just given me something for pain. I did two flights that day and led the therapist briskly around the ward’s corridors. I did likewise the next day. That likely was my get-out-of jail card. Nothing against Memorial, mind you. The doctors and nurses are forever on my good guys – and gals – list. But it was high time to check out of the Waters Avenue Hilton. Anyway, Lanie drove me – and the walker– home to Tybee the next day. It’s still hurts to cough, sneeze or laugh. But, with Lanie’s help, I’ve slowly recovered. From our decks, I can see bright yellow cassia blooms, budding camellias, whitecaps and container ships. It’s great to be alive, at home and with family and friends. Not to mention our golden retriever – actually a redneck retriever; he’s Irish Setter-colored – and our two cats. Here’s wishing all of you a joyous holiday season. P. S.: I still think my book would make a great gift.

The 6th Annual Toure’ de Lights

The 6th Annual Toure’ de Lights Bicycle ride will be held on December 21, 2013 leaving from A.J.’s Dockside. We’ll begin the line-up for the bicycle decorating contest at 5:30 and prizes will be awarded for the best dressed bikes. As in years past, the $15 registration fee will be donated to Tybee’s Rising TYde Food Bank. Kids are free but must be accompanied by an adult. The Toure’ route will begin and end at A.J.’s Dockside and will be determined based on decorated homes for our viewing pleasure. Pre-registration forms can be picked up at A.J.’s Dockside or Tim’s Bike and Beach Gear. Anyone interested in donating prizes for the bike decorating contest or have any questions, please call Capt. Elizabeth Johnson, Tybee Island Charters at 912-786-4801. Tell your friends, decorate your bike and join the group for a ride through Tybee to see the Christmas Lights and help feed those in need.


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little, but the Guys were no match for the Wives. David your Wife out fished you! Mitchell & Pat fished a 6 hour trip and this one went off right from the start. Trout bite was off the chain with everyone’s limit caught. Made about four stops all day with good fish on every drop, hit Oyster Creek first then headed to Cabbage Island then over to Doc’s drop and then ended it in the Back River with some big ones. Oni came down from Macon with his grandson & cousin, had a very slow trout bite that morning and things were looking pretty bleak so we changed gears and went looking for some reds. First drop produced some nice 16” & 17” fish when that bite ended we moved down the bank a few hundred yards and started catching the big ones! Anthony & Jr. had a ball! Go Dawgs! The 26th Annual Blue Collar Fishing Tournament was held at The Crab Shack on Oct. 22nd, this is a local bragging rights event that is followed by a fish fry hosted by Jack & Belinda Flanigan and their Crew at

We have had some great fishing along the Georgia Coast the past two months and there is no sign of it letting up in Dec. Things really fired off the 2nd week of Oct. and the bite has not shown any sign of slowing down. A few days of wind and big tides kept us tied up to the dock but that’s to be expected this time of the year. Hazel & Steve brought their son Garrett back down and got things started in Oct. We had to work a little to find the bite but got on some nice reds toward the end of our trip and The G-Man handled those big redfish better than most grown–ups. Best little angler I have had on the boat in a while, he just loves it. Seeing these young boys & girls excited about fishing is one of the great rewards of being a guide. Suzanne and her bunch came back down from N.C. for about the 10th year in a row and whacked some nice redfish The Crab Shack. and trout. Got on a good trout bite early in First place redfish: Oyster Creek then move toward the sound Brian Woelber and Little Ray Rogers and busted up the redfish in the grass. Second place redfish: Worked our way back to Tybee Creek and George Rentiers, Bobbie “BFB” Allen & Stan Allen landed a few more big trout coming out of First place Trout: the feeders on the first of the ebb tide and Uncle George & Big Fish Bobbie Nelson Haslam, Tom Fall & Doc O’Connor topped the day off with a nice flounder to Second place Trout: complete the slam. Fantastic day y’all! Mike “Cookie” Cook, Mitch & Cody Pennington Danny & Chris brought their little Flounder first place: boat down from North Georgia and hired Mike “Cookie” Cook, Mitch & Cody Pennington me for a day to learn a little about our Thanks Jack & Belinda for another fun techniques and where to fish. Had a nice event, and Bubba, Foo, Lynn, Joel and day before a windy front moved through The Shack Crew for cooking it up just and got on some reds in the grass. Trout right. Special Thanks to Jamie Keeran for bite was slow to start but finished with a doing a great job as our Weigh Master! strong bite in the Back River, again working Steve and his son G doubled up! Thanks to all who fished with us this year the feeders as the tide began to ebb. and thanks to all of our friends and Tybee Dan, Alma and one of their son’s Ian joined me Business friends who refer people each year to fish with us. again in October and we caught and released quite a few We feel blessed to have your support. small trout first half of our trip. We then turned to the reds Merry Christmas, and I’ll see ya in The River! for some action and a bigger tug on the line. Would wind up About the Captain: Captain Stan Allen (alias Fred) owns and being their best day yet on the water! Nice job guys! operates Marshland Inshore Fishing Adventures, a local guide Bad Brad, Cherie, David, Nichole, Memaw & service that runs out of Chimney Creek Marina (The Crab Shack) Papaw made it back down this year from the N.C hills on Tybee Island. Captain Stan has been a Tybee resident for over bearing gifts of all flavors. (Thank you) These guys & gals 30 years. Stan is a pro-staff member at Stan and his partner, Capt. James Moore, fish the Low Country fish three days, first day was a warm up with Bad Brad his Redfish Cup and the IFA Redfish Tour and are sponsored by son David and new wife Nichole. Weather had the fish bite Hale Marine ( Contact info: way off on this day, but we caught a few. Second and third 912-786-5943. Website- day would pit the Guys against the Wives. Bite picked up a E-mail

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Fall has been beautiful on Tybee Island. We have enjoyed the out of doors during this glorious fall weather. Working in the yard or at the chapel has been wonderful. Our Guests have been thrilled with the fabulous weather along our coast. During my work day it is fun to watch the locals and visitors exploring Tybee by bicycle. Those gold carts look like a lot of fun, too! We are looking forward to the holidays and have been pleased with the number of families planning so come and stay on Tybee for Christmas and New Years! Lannie and I enjoy the Christmas lights on Tybee. The City has done a wonderful job once again getting ready for the holidays. Oceanfront Cottage lit the Guard House for Christmas. That is such a lovely building when its historical eaves are decorated with holiday lights. Lights on for Tybee begins on December 6.


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Tybee’s Christmas parade is always fun! Be prepared to enjoy it on December 7, 2013 beginning at Memorial Park. We also enjoy the Chimney Creek Boat Parade leaving Crab Shack. Have you made your plans for Tybee’s Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day? Tybee seems to have fun stuff going on all the time! Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, LLC is offering a “rent 3 nights and get the 4th free” special until early spring. If you have extra family members coming into town please let us help you house them! We would love to be your go to vacation rental company! Lannie and I look forward to seeing you around Tybee. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year! Best wishes, Stacye, Lannie and the Oceanfront Team

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The Life and Travels of Speedy Wonder By Paul Swift Recently, I was walking down 17th Street between Strand and Butler. I spotted a small, beautiful nautilus shell out in the street. I went over and picked it up, thinking I’d give it to my friend Lori Jacobs, who collects shells. Someone was in it. Two thoughts entered my mind. I had saved the snail from being squished by a car, or he was already dead. I took the shell home and placed it in a decorative pottery plate on the bar between the kitchen and dining room. I guess I left him for dead, but that will be Lori’s call. The next morning, Tybee Stan the Handyman came by to fix the garbage disposal for the umpteenth time. (He told me he’s never met a plumber who owns a disposal unit. It’s a notoriously imperfect kitchen appliance.) I proudly showed him the shell and its contents. Stan said to throw it out before it begins to stink. My wife agreed. Cornered by Stan’s advice and Miss Mary’s demand, I set out to dispose of the dubious snail the next day (but, God forbid, not in the disposal). The plate was empty! The snail was gone. No sign of him anywhere on the bar. I looked on the floor, thinking maybe he crawled to the precipice, and fell. Not there. Mary searched behind the spice jars on the kitchen counter. Nothing there, either. He became Speedy Wonder, named after the incomparable Stevie Wonder, both equally blind.


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I considered posting signs around the neighborhood. “Lost Pet. Answers to Speedy. $5 Reward.” I sat at the bar and mourned him. Then I glanced at the upright wooden rowboat holding up the bar lamp. There he was! Speedy had crawled out of the plate and ascended about seven inches on the inside wall of the boat. I don’t know when he arrived there, but in the span of 12 hours he had traveled about 14 inches out of the plate and into the boat. He was not only alive but also living up to his name, Speedy Wonder. As I write, he’s still in the boat. He hasn’t moved in days. Miss Mary wants him removed from her kitchen. I reminded her of a huge placemat she brought back from Barcelona. It pictures men working behind the bar while snails crawl over the walls, waiting to be eaten. “Well, that was Spain,” she responded. “How about those fresh oysters you have in the fridge? Does it matter to you that they might be alive?” Even though Mary and I have been married 37 years, we never run out of subjects to argue about. “So, in the hierarchy of crustaceans, you’d dismiss the snail in favor of the oyster?” She replied, “Oysters taste better.” Lori is coming by next weekend to pick up Speedy. By the estimated time it took him to crawl his way on our bar and bar lamp, I calculated that he spent about six years getting from the Atlantic Ocean to halfway up 17th Street. Lori is taking him to her home off Johnny Mercer Boulevard in a ten-minute drive. Speedy Wonder travels well. For my part, I don’t think I’ll ever eat an escargot again, now that I’ve had a relationship with one.

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The Best Source of Advice Rule #3 from my previous article states “You must have access to information about a company from at least two independent sources and review these sources as often as you can get your hands on updates.” Please allow me to give you one of the must-reads. It’s called the Value Line Investment Survey. If you’ve never heard of it and are interested in researching a company for possible investment in its stock, it’s the best place to start. Value Line the company has several different publications, but the Investment Survey in my opinion is the best one and comes in three parts weekly – Summary and Index, Selection and Opinion, and Ratings and Reports. Ratings and Reports is the heart of the Survey because this is where you’ll find one page reports chock full of information on 1700 companies Value Line follows. Having a broker who will make recommendations is nice, but you should always take what the broker or anyone else says under advisement and check it out for yourself. The 1700 stocks Value Line Investment Survey follows comprise about 95% of the total U.S. stock market capitalization, so you’ll find most established companies in it. There are 13 sections in Rating and Reports and each company’s report is updated every 13 weeks, or every quarter, so you can keep up with the current and future prospects of the ones you’re interested in as conditions change. One of the biggest problems for beginning investors in particular but definitely still a problem to more seasoned investors is narrowing down the possibilities to the few stocks you really want to own. No problem with Value Line. They have several lists where they have used certain criteria to screen their entire 1700 stock database that are good starting points, depending on whether you’re looking for the companies they consider to be the safest, the ones paying the highest dividends, the ones with the largest potential increase in stock price, etc. Value Line has no inherent conflict of interest as some advisors do. Value Line is completely independent and employs a great number of professional analysts to go through the companies’ numbers, talk with management, and render an opinion on the near- and long-term prospects for each company. Their securities analysts are not allowed to own shares in a company they cover either. Value Line also has a proprietary ranking system, actually two – one for what they call timeliness and the other for safety. Each of these goes from 1 to 5 with the lower numbers (1 and 2) being good and the higher numbers (4 and 5) being bad. A rank of 3 is considered average in both categories. It’s an oversimplification, especially since Value Line has a plethora of information available for your perusal on each of the one page company reports, but if you boil it all down you can use the ranking systems alone to create a portfolio that meets your needs. So live below your means, do your stock research from reputable and independent sources like Value Line, and have some fun along the way. Contact me at robc1950@ if you have any questions or need any help, or just come on over for a visit if you want. Rob Callahan, PFP

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I am asked quite frequently how I chose to be in the pest control business. I respond by saying this is something I enjoy doing. From the start, growing up I had many interests and aspirations as all of us have had. One was the athletic field, another was in the music field. History was of great interest to me especially in the area of archeology. At a young age I had a feeling for nature and our environment and subscribed to the national Audubon Society which supplied monthly supplements of our animal and insect world. I was fortunate to dabble in a good bit of these interests I had. Some of you are familiar with the field that I choose and worked in for many years until I decided to retire from the music industry. I pondered what my next move of employment might be. I never lost the inclination and curiosity of how our creatures of all types operate around us. As happenchance I met up with the folks at Cox Termite and Pest Control Company. This gave me an opportunity to work and learn about one of my earlier interests and continue to be in a people friendly business that I had previously been accustomed to. This venture has not only proven to be highly informative but edifying as well. Many years on I still learn something new everyday about these fascinating creatures of habit we share on our planet. Thanks for another great year of being a personal part of our life and pest control family. Happy Holidays from the management and staff of Cox Termite and Pest Control!

Until next time, Johnny “the bugman” Herald Let’s work the bugs out!

Fun bug Facts:

Fact: Snowbugs, pillbugs and (slang) Rolly Polly’s are the same insect. Fiction: Honeybees are not a social insect. Fact: Honeybees are a social insect. Most live in man made hives but many of their colonies live in hollow trees.


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FIRST ANNUAL TYBEE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARADE AND HUMAN RIGHTS CELEBRATION SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2014 at 3:00pm Tybee Marine Science Center parking lot near pier and proceeding to Tybee YMCA old school cafeteria. Please join citizens of Tybee Island as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and his Contribution to Human Rights. The First Annual TybeeMLK Parade and Human Rights Celebration. The Honorable Edna Jackson, mayor of Savannah is parade Grand Marshall. The First ever Tybee humanitarian award, the TybeeDREAMER Award, sponsored by North Beach Grill, will be awarded to a Tybee citizen who best reflects the spirit of Dr. King; Love, tolerance and community involvement. In addition, the students at Tybee Island Marine Academy will read their winning essays. The TybeeMLK Committee invites Tybee citizens, civic organizations and businesses to take part in this historical event we are tremendously excited and your presence would mark the occasion. Any contribution you have of time, talent and treasure is greatly appreciated: Cars ….10 dollars - Walkers and Bike riders… Free - Floats…..20 dollars - Checks payable to TybeeMLK Sincerely, Julia Pearce, TybeeMLK Coordinator


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As 2013 comes to a close, we would like to reflect on the year past. From a new name, to staffing changes, to a new look, and even a new baby, this year has brought many new opportunities and challenges to our organization. Through it all one thing remained constant, Tybee. Tybee continued to thrive and share its beauty with locals & visitors throughout the year. Comments have poured in from long-time visitors, new comers, and journalists about the endearing charm of the island. This charming personality has not gone unnoticed. Below we are breaking down some of the top things Tybee has to be proud of: 1) If you still catch your breath every time you watch the sun fade behind our picturesque marshes, then you are in good company. Tybee is one of the “Top 10 Places to Watch a Sunset” according to USA Today. 2) It is always nice when your neighbors love you & our neighbors love Tybee. Georgia Magazine readers once again named Tybee as their favorite destination in 2013. 3) Our very own Lindsay Fruchtl was named as one of Savannah Magazine’s “Generation Next: Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business” for her work on Tybee. 4) This year Tybee’s revenue from visitors has increased over 2% keeping our local businesses hopping and keeping jobs on the island. 5) Tybee was host to many unique events throughout the year. These events all give back to the community either through business, parking revenue or direct donations. The Critz Tybee Run Fest alone donated $70,000 back to organizations throughout the community. 6) Tybee rolled out the welcome mat for Savannah concierge, hotel & tour staff. Visit Tybee staff & volunteers spent time this fall inviting these key hospitality staff to enjoy Tybee. Gift bags & a specialized treasure hunt were greatly appreciated by all that received them. 7) Tybee is now featured in a bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News’s Do section. This feature provides us a sounding board to highlight Tybee’s businesses & personalities. Features so far have included Tybee Tours, the history of the Tybee Post Theater, Shop Small Saturday, Seaside Sisters & Pirate Fest. 2013 has brought too many things for Tybee to be proud to fully list here. So what do we have planned for 2014? For Visit Tybee it is a year of new beginnings. Here is a sneak peek of what we’ve got planned: 1) Tybee’s getting a new look. The new branding captures Tybee’s quirky, relaxed personality and is sure to set us apart from surrounding destinations. Keep an eye out for the cool blues and teals of our new logo in upcoming events & advertising. 2) Tybee is getting its own Restaurant Week. Jan. 17-26 promises to be a satisfying week for anyone who likes to eat. With the assistance of our Restaurant, Retail, Tours, and Attractions Committee, we’ve designed a week of special dining to highlight Tybee’s restaurants. Throughout the week, each participating restaurant will offer a 3-course meal for $25. Locals are encouraged to take advantage of this special week. Be sure to eat well and eat often. 3) Visit Tybee has revamped its Event Assistance Program to focus our support on events that give back to the local community. 2014 will be a year of new & exciting things. As always, we will work closely with the local businesses, city, non-profits & residents to show Tybee in the warmest, most inviting light possible. It is our hope for the new year that we can continue to bring guests to the island only to have them planning their return trip before they leave. Visit Tybee wishes you all a happy, prosperous holiday season & new year. DID YOU KNOW? Tourism revenue reduces household taxes by over an average of $1000 annually according to the Power of Travel Coalition.

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Higher tides than normal took a toll on our final nest of the season. Nest 21, located just south of 6th St. suffered heavy water inundation from those tides during the month of Sept. This nest was washed over during eight different tide cycle which at times left the nest completely under water. Sea turtle nests are resilient and can take a few wash-overs throughout the season, but too much water will cause the eggs to stop development. Our dedicated volunteers monitored this nest until it reached day 70 of the incubation period. Due to the heavy amount of water, this nest never emerged. At one point all but one of the stakes, marking the nest, were knocked down. The final disposition of this nest was marked as unknown. Tybee had our second highest record of sea turtle nests this season. We found and located 21 nests. This is two less than last year’s record of 23. In addition to the 21 nests located, there were six false crawls. A false crawl is when the female sea turtle attempts to lay a nest, but has to abort for unknown reasons. Twelve of the 21 nests had to be relocated to better nesting sites. In hindsight, I should have relocated nest 21, but took a gamble on the location the mom chose. Nine of our nests were left where in their original locations. All but one of those nest had issues upon emergence. Nest 17, located in front of Beachside Colony Condos & Marlin Monroe’s, suffered from disorientation due to lighting. The tiny hatchlings headed towards the restaurant, condo including the pool area and away from the ocean. Luckily, our dedicated volunteer Kevin Sofa, checking the nest that morning, found the stragglers in the dune area and placed them safely in the ocean. Overall Tybee, had about 2,092 eggs deposited on our island during the season. About 1,534 eggs hatched with approximately 1,429 babies emerging. The average number of eggs in our nest this season was close to 107. The 2013 sea turtle nesting season proved to be another record breaking year for the entire state of Georgia. Overall, the state had approximately 2,309 nests! This is the second year in a row with over 2,000 sea turtle nests on our beaches. In addition to the found nests, there were an additional 2,315 sea turtle crawls observed. Approximately 156,000 eggs were deposited on our beaches. Wassaw Island claims to have the first nest of the season found on May 14 and Cumberland Island claims the last nest of the season, found on Aug. 27. There was an average of 113 eggs per clutch statewide. Here is the breakdown of nest counts per island in Georgia: Blackbeard Island – 284 ~ Cumberland Island – 561~ Jekyll Island – 175 ~ Little Cumberland Island – 62 ~ Little St. Simons – 119 ~ Little Tybee – 20 ~ Ossabaw Island – 363 ~ Sea Island – 169 ~ St. Catherine’s Island – 192 ~ St. Simon’s Island – 5 ~ Tybee Island – 21 ~ Wassaw Island – 250 (a record year for them) The sea turtles have moved on to warmer waters and will return to our area next spring. The 2014 sea turtle season will begin on May 1 and run through Oct. 31. Please help us keep the beaches clean during the off season so they have suitable nesting habitat when they return.

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Books to Check out this month at The Tybee Island Branch of Live Oak Public Libraries: Fiction “Gods of Guilt,” by Michael Connelly “Hazardous Duty,” by W.E.B. Griffin “Going Dark,” by James Hall “The Death Trade,” by Jack Higgins “Innocence,” by Dean Koontz “Spook Lights Affair,” by Marcia Muller / Bill Pronzini “The Prince of Risk,” by Christopher Reich “Hunted,” by Karen Robards “Innocent Blood,” by James Rollins “The New Countess,” by Fay Weldon Nonfiction “Explorer Gene,” by Tom Cheshire “Jim Cramer’s Get Rich Carefully,“ by James J. Cramer “The New Lean for Life,” by Cynthia Stamper Graff “Glorious War: the Civil War Adventures of George Armstrong Custer,” by Thom Hatch “Robert Plant,” by Paul Rees “Super Shred: The Big Results Diet,” by Ian K. Smith “My Age of Anxiety,” by Scott Stossel “The Daniel Plan,” by Rick Warren & Daniel Amen “Elizabeth of York,” by Alison Weir “A Year of Miracles,” by Marianne Williamson To check availability of any of these titles, visit our online catalog at Tybee Branch Library - 405 Butler Ave. Phone: 912-786-7733 Fax: 912-786-7734 Hours: Mon, Fri & Sat 2-6; Tue 10-8; Wed 10-6 Branch Manager: Laurel Beecher Powers

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The Ladies Auxiliary American Legion UNIT 154 Tybee Island For God & Country Wanda Kindrick • President On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, HI Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. A total of 12 ships sank or were beached in the attack and 9 vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were destroyed and more than 150 others damaged. A hurried dispatch from the ranking US naval officer in Pearl Harbor, Commander in Chief Pacific, to all major navy commands and fleet units provided the first official word of the attack at the ill-prepared Pearl Harbor base. It said simply: AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR X THIS IS NOT DRILL. The following day President Franklin Roosevelt, addressing a joint session of Congress, called Dec. 7 “a date which will live in infamy.” Declaring war against Japan, Congress ushered the US into World War II and forced a nation, already close to war, to abandon isolationism. Within days, Japan’s allies, Germany and Italy, declared war on the US, and the country began a rapid transition to a wartime economy in building up armaments in support of military campaigns in the Pacific, North Africa, and Europe. American Legion Post 154 just had the Remembrance Ceremony on Patriot’s day for the victims of Sept. 11, which lead to a large loss of civilian lives. Over the years Dec. 7th seems to be remembered less & less. Perhaps it is because it is not taught in schools or the significance of the day is not emphasized with the younger generation. Many that fought in World War II are no longer with us. Perhaps it is not remembered as much because the majority of the victims’ were military. We, as a nation, should all take a moment to remember 2,402 military that were lost in a surprise military strike on that fateful day. I would like to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all of our Post 154 members who give their time and talents in volunteering at our post. Your help with Friday night Bingo, Thursday Dinners and all the other things around the post help provide a place for all Veterans, SAL members and Ladies Auxiliary to relax and enjoy each other. Our Post is a place of comradery and fellowship. Our steak dinner will be held on Dec. 15 from 11am to 2pm. The cost is $15. Afterwards, we will be having the annual White Elephant Party at 6pm, in the Canteen. I do not know if everyone has taken note of how good the legion is looking. If not, take a look! The adjutant, Ronnie Tatum, with the help of a few other Legionnaires, has improved the outside & inside of the building. Give him a pat on the back for a job well done! The time for all of our Thurs. night dinners is 5:307:30pm. Chicken dinners are the 1st Thurs. of each month for $8. The Italian Nights are the 2nd Thurs. of each month for $8. The SAL fish fry is held the 3rd Thurs. of each month for $8. We have a Low Country boil on the 4th Thurs. of each month for $10. Bingo is on Fridays at 8pm. Cards go on sale at 7:15pm. The Legion and Auxiliary meet on the 2nd Mon. of each month, with social hour at 6pm. The meeting is at 7pm. The Sons of the American Legion meet the 3rd Mon. of each month at 7pm, social hour at 6pm. Linda or Joseph welcome you in the canteen at 5pm every day except Sunday. We celebrate each month’s birthdays on the last Sunday of each month with a covered dish supper. We’re closed Sundays unless there is an event. From Post 154, Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!


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Hello Everyone, Ready or not, the Christmas season is upon us and the Auxiliary is gearing up and getting ready to help Santa with the legions annual Christmas party for the children of Tybee, age’s infant to 10 years of age. The event will be held on Dec. 14th at 6 pm. This is a covered dish dinner so please bring a favorite dish to share with others. If you would like for your child/grandchild to be a part of this family event, please come by the legion and leave the child’s name, age, and sex. The deadline for giving us the names is Dec. 9th. If you have never attended you have missed the excitement of the children when Santa arrives and the wonderment on their faces when Santa calls them up by their name!! So mark your calendars! The auxiliary will also be visiting the Tybee nursing homes with Santa. The residents really enjoy the visit. It is very gratifying to see them smile and they absolutely love getting attention from Santa. December is a busy month!! This month I would like to recognize our chaplain, Nancy LaFavor, for her spiritual guidance by her words & actions. Next meeting is Dec. 9th. Please join us! Until next time have a wonderful and blessed holiday.

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Doug Grunwald, SAL Commander SONS of AMERICAN LEGION Squadron #154 NAMED BEST IN STATE! At the recent state SAL meeting in Atlanta, Tybee SAL Squadron #154 was awarded the State Detachment Commanders Eagle Award. The Commanders award is the highest honor the State Commander can bestow. It recognizes this SAL as the top squad in the state, for its leadership and service. Our involvement in placing a high importance on preserving our American traditions & values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families and perhaps the most important is the teaching of the fundamentals of good citizenship, were recognized at the meeting. Our recent Squad activities included support of the Halloween festivities for Lewis Ave., participating in the Veteran’s Day parade & supper, contributions to the Fisher Houses, Wounded Warriors & Comfort Warriors, participation in the Police Emerald Society, and support of the Historic Girl Scouts of America donation dinner here on TYBEE. Thank you for your support at our fish dinner & low country boil, on the 3rd & 4th Thurs. of the month. These activities, provide the funds so we can make a difference in our community & for veterans. We are blessed by having 3 District officers at Squad #154 SAL, providing leadership in this District and at home. Our recent District 1 functions included planning for formation of new SAL units in Reidsville & Springfield. We also sponsored the District SAL Leadership School, teaching leaders in our area to be more effective, helping these young people show respect for their veteran fathers, and caring for children in our communities is our goal. That is the purpose of SAL, if we don’t do it WHO will?

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with Chef Espy

Time to start thinking about those New Years resolutions….! Yes it’s hard to believe, but we have come to the end of another year, or on a more positive spin the start of a new one. However you view December it is fitting time to reflect the past twelve months and to start making plans for the coming year. I wasn’t sure about when this “new year’s resolution stuff” started, so I asked Ms. Google, because she knows everything…! Evidently New Year’s Day celebrations began in pre-Christian times with the Babylonians, but they started their year in March. It was the Romans that changed it to January to honor their god Janus. As you may recall Janus was a two-faced god who looked backwards into the old year and forwards into the new. Janus was also the patron of arches, gates, doorways, endings and beginnings. The history of New Year’s Day celebrations in America is a little fuzzy. Evidently the first European settlers to this country, the Puritans, avoided the indulgences associated with New Year’s celebrations and other holidays. Because Janus was a pagan god, they referred to January as the “First Month”. Fortunately for us twenty-first century citizens, we enjoy the benefit of all of the influences pagan, Christian and otherwise and can indulge ourselves with the wine and garlic of Roman times along with the turkey and trimmings of the early settlers of colonial America. So grab pen and paper or iPad or iPhone and start creating your own list of New Year’s resolutions. Here are a few quotes from notables throughout history: “New Years is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, friendly calls and humbug resolutions” - Mark Twain “Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go” - Brooks Atkinson “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves” - Bill Vaughan “ Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits” - Anonymous “Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account” - Oscar Wilde “May all of your troubles last as long as your New Years resolutions” - Joey Adams

Looking forward to seeing ya’ll back here in the New Year….! Remember: “If you’re lucky enough to live on Tybee, you’re lucky enough…! If you have any comments please go to my blog, sign up or send me an email and leave your, comments, complaints, etc…! Tommy Thompson, a sales associate with Cora Bett Thomas Realty, a real estate development consultant and photographer, lives on Tybee Island. You can follow Tommy on his blog “the view from the beach” at: Email:

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The Best Pork Roast Ever This is a revamped version of a recipe I wrote earlier this year. I have cooked several of these (my favorite pork roast cut) in the last few months using many different ingredients and this roast is always a, where did you get that roast, favorite. If you happen to remember the previous recipe, I remarked about how disappointing a big glamorous piece of meat, like the crown roast of pork, can turn out to be. It is expensive, hard to prep and handle, time consuming, with somewhat unpredictable spotty results. The center loin roast or “crown” and the sirloin roast are more expensive and have less fat and connective tissue (flavor) than what I now call the “prime rib” of pork. When asking a butcher to cut this roast for me I refer to it as the rib end roast or pork loin end with ribs (usually a 5 to 7 rib roast). This cut will easily feed 2 to 3 people and more than one could be cooked for a party. Maybe perfect for Christmas (the Holidays) dinner. So next time at the market ask the butcher to cut a 5 to 7 rib end pork loin roast with shallow slits between the ribs, to hold sauces, spices, and herbs. It will be meaty, fatty, boney and just the right size. So here is what you need to have: 7-rib pork roast (5 or 6 pounds) 1/3 cup olive oil 1 cup fresh bread crumbs 2 generous tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 garlic cloves chopped 1 teaspoon whole pepper corns 1 teaspoon whole coriander seeds 2 tbsp. chopped fresh sage or rosemary (use 1/2 if substituting dry) 1- 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt The way to roast is: Preheat oven to 475 °. Place roast, bone down in a shallow roasting pan, add 1/2 inch of water or chicken stock to the pan and plac e on the lowest shelf of the oven. Roast for 11/2 hours and check temperature in the thickest part of the meat away from the bone. Remove from the oven when the temperature reaches 145°. Lightly tent with foil and let stand for about 20 minutes. Temperature should rise to 150/155° a perfect medium. Serve with a nice Cabernet Sauvignon or other full bodied red and your choice of vegetables. This roast is fine enough for entertaining, yet economical and easy enough for family meals. Hope you and friends enjoy this meal and have a Happy Holiday!

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May 2012 december 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 2013! Best Overall Restaurant 2012! Live music Fri., Sat & Sun. Nightly dinner & drink specials. Happy Hour Daily 5-7pm. 912-786-9533. Benny’s Tavern The Coldest Beer in America! Tue. open pool tables. Wed. pool tournament 7:30pm. Sat. pool tournament at 2:30pm w/Ms. Molly. Karaoke Thur - Sun w/ Footprint in the Sand. Come party w/some of Tybee’s characters: Tess, Linda, Joanne, Bobbie, Ricki, Nicki, Bo & Flower Wanda. Kim & Bob are in the Kitchen. Kitchen open Mon-Sat 10:302:45am; Sun. 12:30pm - 2:45am. Come check out our new menu: Kickin’ Chicken & Bangin’ Steaks! Wi-Fi. Voted Coldest Beer 20082013 and Best Karoke 2013! It’s a Tybee Thang! 1517 Butler Ave/ Downtown Tybee 912-786-0121. Breakfast Club Winner of 20 consecutive “Best Breakfast” awards. Free wireless w/purchase. We are centrally located in the 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 11am. Rooftop dining overlooking Lazaretto Creek-Fresh local seafood-Sunset toast every evening. Tues. Trivia; Fri. Live Music; Sat. Game Day; Sun.Bar Bingo. Voted Best Margarita and Best Server 2013 912-7867810 www.CoCosSunsetGrille. com.

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WHATs hOt on tybee . . . WHere to go . . . 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.

No reservations needed. Voted Best Steak 2012. Visit www. 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 & FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH more. Voted Best Bloody Mary Celebrating 20 years of food, fun Bar 2013! 912.786-GRIL. & spirits...Oceanfront! You can’t miss the pink roofed restaurant Nickie’s 1971 Sports Bar & Grill on Strand near 17th St. (3 stories Looking for quality food, beer and high) 2 open-air decks in the sky television? Nickie’s is the place to for an incredible beachfront view. be. Located on the corner-ish of Voted Best Sunday Brunch 2011- Butler & Tybrisa, Nickie’s offers a 2013! And we boast the best frozen full bar, 12 TV’s, Keno, a menu that drinks on can bet your offers more than the standard fare, Fannie! We’re open for lunch & and a comfortable atmosphere that dinner everyday. 912-786-6109 for will encourage you to stay. Open take-outs. 7 days a week from 11am to 3am, Nickie’s is now offering a late night HUC-A-POO’S breakfast to satisfy your munchie “Where the Mind and Spirits Meet!” moment. 18 and up only please. Open daily for lunch & dinner 11am Happy hour is 7 days a week from until. Located off Hwy. 80 in the 4-7pm. There is a pool tournament shops at Tybee Oaks. Mon. nights, every Thurs., karaoke every Wed. we have trivia! Wed. nights is and Fri., live music every Sat. and Cornhole Tournament. Live music Lady’s Night every Wed. Lots of fun Fri. & Sat. nights. Join us on Sat. stuff and good times! & Sun. for our awesome Bloody Marys! Voted Best Overall Bar in QUARTER SPORTS BAR & GRILL 2013 and Best Pizza 2011 - 2013! “Tybee’s little local dump with a 912-786-5900. really big attitude.” Locally owned & operated since 1990. THE place to MACELWEE’S SEAFOOD be for sports, food, fun and “Licka Looking for the place to watch ships Drinks” on Tybee. Dish Network sail? Join us at MacElwee’s where Satellite for those hard to find the freshest seafood is prepared games. Pool tables, dart boards... to order. The view is great from and have I mentioned FOOD? our porch & the entertainment From burgers to snow crabs, we’ve is priceless. Local beer battered got it. Get here early for our Happy shrimp & steaming buckets of Hour Specials like $5.75 wings oysters are just the start of a fun 4-7pm Mon-Fri. Raw & Steamed packed visit. Children are always oysters by the dz. Open Mon-Sat welcome & the Trout Treasures 4pm-3am; Sun 12:30pm-3am. (kid’s fish dinner) is the most That’s also the hours we cook, so requested item. If it’s steaks or early or late we’ve got you covered. chicken the land lover in your group See our menu in this magazine. craves we offer hand-cut rib-eyes, Voted Best Burger 10 Years; filets & a grilled chicken breast or Best Wings for 10 Years; Best better yet chicken fingers. Nothing Happy Hour for 3 Years; and Best pre-battered or pre-cooked in our Local Hangout 3 Years! Under 21 kitchen. Chef Greg offers a pasta allowed until 9pm. For to-go orders special & local catch daily. We call 912-786-8966. strive to provide the service you expect at the prices you can afford. 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 2013! 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 2013! 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 2004-2013! 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! Tybee Breeze


WHAT TO do . . . WHAT’s going on . . . island entertainment, Events Located down front in the middle of Tybrisa, Wind Rose is exactly what you are looking for. Celebrating 16 years in business & having the reputation for the best lunches on Tybee makes it the place to be. The classic home 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 & the best cheeseburger on the entire planet! Happy Hour rocks with $1.50 draughts, $2 domestic bottles & $2 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 7pm during the weekday so if you want to rock the special, come early. Weekends our kitchen is open later! For daily specials or just plain ol’ info call 912-7866593. Voted Best Lunch, Best Happy Hour & Best Bartender 2013!


an artists’ reception & continues Sat., Dec. 7th 10am-6pm; & Sun. Dec. 2nd 6-8pm - “Sk8…A Day Dec. 8th, 10am-5pm. Media in My Shoes.” At Sk8 City (4 include stained glass, mosaics, Towne Center Court, Pooler, GA original paintings and prints, to bring much needed attention to driftwood ships and candleholders, Type 1 diabetes during American handmade jewelry, pottery and Diabetes Month. The Community at more. For last-minute holiday Large is Encouraged to Come Out shopping, artists will also be & Skate in Honor of All Families featuring holiday cards, handmade Affected by Diabetes! The event is ornaments and stocking stuffers. open to the public and admission On display during the show will is $6pp and includes a free skate be an artists’ basket stuffed with rental. The event will feature a raffle handmade gifts made by TAA and other special give-aways to all artists. The basket will be raffled who attend. All families whether off at TAA’s Dec. 9th annual party affected by diabetes or not, are as part of our 2014 membership encouraged to come out & skate. drive. Everyone who joins TAA or The Sk8 City Sirens, a girl’s junior renews their membership before roller derby team who call Sk8 City the drawing will be eligible to win. home, will also be there to meet & showcase their swift skating skills. DEC. 6TH & 7TH - TYBEE ISLAND The Sk8 City roller rink is a 1st 1st Annual Co-Ed WINTER class indoor roller rink with plenty SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT. of arcade-style games, separate Proceeds to benefit: Toys for Tots, group party rooms, and a snack & Food Pantry, the Humane Society, beverage area. F.A.C.T.S (friends of animal control) & Upgrading Tybee Softball Field • Dec. 6th, Fri. 6-9pm - TAA Santa will be there for pics with pesents “Last-Minute you, your family and/or pet (Sat. Christmas” at the TAA building, only) • Raffle ticket Drawings for #7 Cedarwood, near the Tybee baskets of cheer, “Corn-hole” lighthouse. The show opens with game & a lot of goodies. At least

20 chances to win something great! Tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10. Drawing will be held at 3pm Sat., Dec. 7th. • Concession stand will be open serving Burgers, Hot dogs, chips, cokes & water for a great low price. (Sat. only starting @noon). We will be accepting Unwrapped Toys, Canned Goods, Gently used or new blankets, towels, bagged dog food, treats, etc. Come out & support local businesses & residents in this fun-filled environment to help aid others in need. To register a team contact: Robin 912-247-1929 or Dec. 7th, Sat. - Girls Night Inn. Starting at 5pm Raffle at 8pm. Party till? Hosted by Beachview Bed & Breakfast & Wen McNally Photography. Tickets available now at 1707 Butler Ave., $35. 912-786-5500. Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, Wine Tasting 5-6pm, Wine Available $5 a glass, Beer $2.50 each, Chinese Auction, Food & Monetary Donations being accepted. All proceeds benefit the Rising TYde Food Pantry. Dec. 7th - The Enmark

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churches announcements, classifieds, just for kids, and island churches Savannah River Bridge Run. Register online at in person at Fleet Feet Sports on Waters Avenue or by mail if you download the printable registration form. For more info. please visit www.SavannahRiverBridgeRun. com. Cost: Varies. www.

participate in all 5 events, the distances add up to 26.2 miles - a full marathon. We are very excited about bringing this event to you and hope you will be excited about taking on the challenge! Register at:

Tybee Island author Jim Waller’s new novel Tybee Sunrise will be available soon. Check it Dec. 14th, 10am - 6pm - “Bling out on the author’s blog at it On!” The one-day show at the TAA building and first all-jewelry just for kids show. About 12 jewelers plan to have their handmade jewelry on Live Oak display & for sale. Public Libraries Dec. 15th, Sun., 4-6pm. Presents Santa on the deck at the E l l e n Poo! For kids of all ages. Bring O’Leary Acorns Storytime your camera. at the Tybee Library for children ages 0-4, Tue. 11am. DEC 31st - NEW YEAR’S EVE 786-7733 for more info. FIREWORKS. Midnight @The Pier. Ring in the new year on Tybee Island with a midnight fireworks show!

upcoming events JAN. 11th 3PM - First Annual TybeeMLK Parade and Human Rights Celebration. Start at 16th st. parking lot and Ends at YMCA Please join citizens of Tybee Island as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and his contribution to Human Rights. The Honorable Edna Jackson, mayor of Savannah is parade Grand Marshall. The TybeeMLK Committee invites you to the parade and celebration. We are tremendously excited about this historic event and your presence would mark the occasion. Any contribution you have of time, talent and treasure is greatly appreciated. Julia Pearce, TybeeMLK Coordinator Founding Sponsors City of Tybee, North Beach Grill, YMCA, All Saints Episcopal Church Tybee, St. Matthew Episcopal Church, Savannah. Jan 31st - Feb 1st - Critz Tybee Run. North Beach Grill 5K Friday night at 6pm at the Lighthouse. Sundae Cafe 10K Saturday morning at 7am. Critz Half Marathon Saturday morning at 8:30am. Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run Saturday afternoon at 12pm. YMCA 1 Mile Run Sat. afternoon at 1pm. You can do 1, 2, 3, 4, or all 5 events - whichever you choose. If you

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our tybee givers The American Legion Ladies Auxilliary Sons of the American Legion The Beach Bums Jack Boylston 912-786-5655 The Burton 4-H Center Coastal Pet Rescue Tybee “DAC” Kids The E.S.A (Eastern Surfing Association) Friends of Cockspur Island Lighthouse - Harvey Ferrelle Marine Resue Squadron Joey Solomom TAPS - Tybee Arts Performing Society Tybee Beautification Assoc. 912-786-9688

seeking work

Writer & former longtime editor of Public Relations Quarterly & 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.

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Homemade Cheesestraws 20dz. $30. Call Bill 912.655.6342

Help Wanted Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church seeks an experienced part-time choir director and accompanist to lead our chancel choir and congregation in traditional music worship. With 100+ attendees each Sunday and a choir of a dozen or so, our church is located on Tybee Island, Georgia. Please send resume to Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church P.O. Box 378 - Tybee Island, GA 31328 - (912) 786-4491

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 “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 “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

Tybee Island Community Pool (TICP) We meet at All Saints Episcopal Church, 804 Jones St. on the 3rd Thurs. of each month at Trinity Chapel United Methodist 10am. Pastor Hank Perry Sunday school is at 9:45am Tybee Island Garden Club Sunday Worship is at 11am Meetings are at 4pm on the 911 Butler Ave. 2nd Sun. of each month Sept. - May. Location varies. For more info contact the church office at (912) 786-4491 Tybee Island Historical Society Special Worship Services: 912-786-5801 Sunday closest to Memorial Day, July 4th & Labor Day at the pier at 8:30am. Tybee Island Optimist Club All are encouraged to attend! Helen Wilson 912-786-5890 The Optimists meet at the Sunrise Tybee Church restaurant the 1st & 3rd Thurs.of “The Place Where Pirates Worship” each month at 7pm Flip flops & smokers welcomed. Every Sun. 10:00am at the The Tybee Island Sea Turtle Benny’s Tavern - 912-433-1643 Project 912-786-5917 or Encouragement, worship music & Tybee Island YMCA prayer. All included. 912-786-9622 YEEPIES (Youthful Energetic MEN BEHIND THE SCENE Enthusiastic People Involved in Men’s Inter-denominational Prayer Everything!) 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


Merry Christmas

When I am far away you don’t think, when I am near you think, when I am here you can’t think? What am I?

DECember Riddle & Answer The root tops the trunk on this backward thing, that grows in the winter and dies in the spring. What am I?

Answer: An icicle.

DECEMBER Dates to remember

7th - Nat’l Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 21st - 1st Day of Winter 25th - Christmas 31st - New Year’s Eve


Drink Of The Month

Poinsettia Cocktail

Ingredients: • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) cranberry juice • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Champagne • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) Triple Sec • Ice • Cranberry skewers, for garnish • Sugar, for garnish Instructions: Combine the cranberry juice, Champagne and Triple Sec with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a Champagne flute or martini glass. Thread fresh cranberries onto a skewer, dip into water and roll in sugar to serve as a garnish.


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Down 1 In 1913 our Police Department consisted of a chief andhow many men? (5)

Across 3 Mike played in a band called Wild what? (6)

2 Ole Slo talks about what? (7)

4 Lost in Paul’s house Speedy? (6)

5 It’s time to start thinking about New Years what? (11)

6 Gang of? (5)

8 Celebrating 25 years? (7)

9 Parade in January? (3)

10 Live below your what? (5)

11 Kelsey’s Cat? (9)

13 Santa is visiting where on the 15th? (6)

12 Stacye and Lannie are assembling what? (11)

14 Espy makes the best pork what ever? (5)

7 10th best sunset? (5) 9 Mike and the? (7)

15 Judy always comes in what place? (6)

The answer key will be published in the next edition.

*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!!

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StarFish Scopes december 2013

1-Myra Desira Chambers; 2-Kai Thran; 3-Terry Jackson & Joe Fitzgibbon; 6-Stacy Strickland; 7-Gerald Wells Sr.; 8-Claire Owens; 9-Caroline Efird & Bo Bowser; 10-Holly Holt; 11-John Dennebaum; 13-Queen Roma Harper & Judy Outzs; 14-Cleta Burnsed & Angela Waters; 17-Annette Kindrick; 20-John Dowell & Cohen Thran; 21-Robert Edenfield; 22-John Davis, Matt Ferguson, Debbie Brady Robinson & George Corbin; 27-Little Mary Shepherd, Rose Herald & Roger Dodge; 29-Tiffany Hayes; 30-Katrina Murray & Mary Shepherd; 31-Kelly Doyle & Barry Caldwell

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

You’re wearing your heart on your sleeve -- which isn’t your usual style. Don’t worry. You can get through this with your reputation for sternness intact. You might even like it!

Capricorn (December 22 - January 20)

This is the perfect day to take that one giant step toward romance. It’s time to bond -- and you can rest assured that the feelings are mutual.

Aquarius (January 21 - February 18)

You’ve got an undeniable urge to straighten, neaten and organize your home, and that’s a good thing, because you’ll be having surprise company soon. When they arrive, try not to let on that you knew.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Dig out the photo albums, and invite the stars to pore over them with you. It’s time to be sentimental, nostalgic and emotional. Stop making that face. You’ll even enjoy it.

Aries (March 21 - April 19) 1-Sam & Ada Seyle Celebrate 41 Years! 18-John & Sara Thomas 18-Tom & Lucy Groover 30-Andy & Kimmie Poston

Arrange to play hooky for at least a few hours with your partner in crime, of course. You’ll have plenty of chances to catch up on your work tomorrow. For now, live a little.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Make some coffee, ask your dear one to pull up a chair and have that chat you’ve been putting off. Peace, harmony and a renewed closeness will be your reward.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Judge John W. Andre, Jr

You’re in the mood to mingle, but not just any company will do. Restrict yourself to tried-and-true dear ones -- the kind of folks you know you can trust your soul to.

Sunrise January 9, 1934 Sunset November 9, 2013

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

‘Measure twice, cut once.’ Sure, it takes a little longer at first, but imagine how much time it saves in the end. ‘Haste makes waste’ is another good expression to remember.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Fun is your specialty, and the more the merrier, too. At the moment, however, it’s quality, not quantity, you’re after. Whittle down your group to maybe a party of two?

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Mrs Helen (Murphy) Balcom Sunrise May 4, 1917 Sunset November 13, 2013

Your natural tendency is to overdo, because nothing exceeds like excess. Try to rein in that impulse. You can have a wonderful time without breaking the bank.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Expect a blast from the past, via a call from an old friend, an ex or someone who’s been too faraway from you for too long. Don’t be scared. You’re ready to see them now.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

You’ve probably had your nose to the grindstone lately, but relief is on the way -- and some romantic fun, too. Finish up your chores early, and prepare for a wonderful evening.


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