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“6th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee” March 1st, 2014

B e g i n n i n g From noon to 2pm on Epiphany, there will be live January 6th, entertainment. communities TO GET IN TOUCH: Call: (912) 257-2254 all over the At 2pm the Cajun Subscribe: $29 to P.O. Box world kick off Parade begins 2505 Tybee Island GA 31328 the season of with a parade Email: carnival. The down Butler Ave. Web: celebration LIKE US: For parade info lasts until Ash call Jay Burke at Wednesday. Although Mardi Gras 912-667-838. literally means “Fat Tuesday,” it is OWNER/Publisher: celebrated in many areas for several From 3-8pm a Cajun Boil will be Sassy Sword Sundi days prior. The festival serves as available. Advertising Sales: a celebration of abundance that Sundi Marino precedes a forty-day period of fasting Brad Randall and the Zydeco Ballers and restraint. will play from 3-6pm. Their will be street performers and Staff CAT: Celebrate Mardi Gras Tybee entertainment. Asti Style. On March 1st the SeaBar Association will The VooDoo Suits will present the 6th Annual play from 6:30-8pm as Mardi Gras Tybee our Mardi Gras party celebration. fills the streets our musicians add New Please recycle this magazine when done☺ Join us for the kick-off Orleans vibe as the The Tybee Breeze is a monthly publication that comes out on the party on Friday, February parade floats pass 1st of each month and is available the stage. in racks & outdoor boxes throughout 28th from 6:30-9:30pm the island all month long. It is also at Fannie’s on the Beach. available to view in its entirety to perspective visitors online, as well Live Music by Brad Randall Put on your masks, as, mailed out to subscribers all over and the Zydeco Ballers. beads and boas, grab the U.S. The deadline to advertise is by the 15th of the month prior. Our Cocktail Party with hor d’oeuvres, a Hurricane from one of our local goal is to provide a fun & entertaining magazine for all ages. If you would prizes, and costume contest where the restaurants, try the delicious Cajun like to contribute by writing a story, best dressed wins King & Queen of Boil, and join us on the street for Mardi letter to the editor, suggesting a Gras Tybee! story, or advertising, contact us using Mardi Gras. $10 per person. the information above. By submitting Keep udated photos to the Tybee Breeze, you by visiting our are authorizing the Breeze to use, S a t u r d a y, reproduce and display photographs. March 1st, web page at Some of the articles in the Tybee Breeze are fiction. Views expressed 1 2 - 9 p m mardigrastybee. by writers are not necessarily those there will com or find us of the Tybee Breeze. The Tybee Breeze assumes no responsibility be a Cajun on Facebook. for typographical errors or omissions. Street Party All ads contained within the Tybee Breeze are the sole responsibility on the of the advertiser. The Tybee Breeze reserves the right to edit or refuse any south end articles or advertising submitted to this ( T y b r i s a publication © 2013. All rights & Strand). reserved. God Bless America & God Bless Our Troops!

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TYBEE ARTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES FIRST ART SHOW OF THE YEAR The Tybee Arts Association is proud to announce its first art show of the year, Jan. 31 through Feb. 2. The theme is “I Heart (Tybee) Art.” Thirteen local artists will display their work, including original paintings and prints, jewelry, stained glass, driftwood art, fiber art, pottery and more. Twenty percent of the sales go to support the Tybee Arts Association, a non-profit organization promoting the arts in the Tybee community and surrounding areas. TAA offers art classes, theater productions and a summer kids’ theater camp.


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The show opens Friday, Jan. 31, with an artists’ reception 6-9 p.m. The artists will be present to discuss their work and inspiration. Complimentary wine and snacks will be available. “Stop by and get some bling Pendant with copper and sea shells for your sweetie inspired by Tybee tidepools and to celebrate the beaches, by Kristine Kennedy of KKennedyDesigns. Super Bowl,” jeweler Kristine Kennedy, show chair, said. The show continues Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location is the TAA building at #7 Cedarwood, by the lighthouse. The show coincides with Critz Run events on Tybee, and TAA members will man the first water station for the Saturday morning half-marathon. Runners who stop by the art show with proof they ran will be entered at no cost into a raffle for a basket full of handmade items by the artists. Proceeds will go to support the Tybee Maritime Academy art program. For more information about TAA or to join/renew your membership, go to the website at

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A week and a half ago, Tybee lost a true treasure. Cullen Chambers died suddenly on January 20th while at work. As Executive director of the Tybee Historical Society, for just short of twenty years, he was at the helm of most all of the major projects at “The Lighthouse.” Cullen was no stranger to lighthouse restorations. After leading the restoration of the Key West Lighthouse, he wound up in Saint Augustine, Florida. There he jumped on the restoration of their lighthouse. It was a little over twenty years ago that Jim Klutz went to Saint Augustine to fetch Cullen and bring him to Tybee. I believe that this moment was far and away the finest hour for the historical society and says volumes about its leadership. According to Klutz, “Cullen was a shining example to all who knew himhe recognized all the unique historical treasures on Tybee Island and spent the last nineteen years working to preserve them and educating all of us about their importance to our community. We are a better community because of Cullen Chambers. He was my friend and I already miss him.” At this point I feel compelled to mention that Cullen attended Florida State, and pray that none of you will hold that against him. Chambers worked as a volunteer consultant and grant writer for the Historic Hastings High School in Hastings, Florida, for thirteen years. It may surprise some of you to know that Cullen considered this project to be the most important of his life and career.

Elliott. But, these will have to wait for another time. For the moment, let us toast Cullen and his many contributions to this life, and especially the time we shared with him here in paradise. By the way, Cullen was only four days older than me. When you’re on the go, keep up with Tybee antics by following Ole Slo on Twitter @oleslojohnnyo. You can reach Ole Slo at

I had planned on doing a rant on the repeal of the 17th amendment. This to be followed by a review of Sandy Bottoms and Duct Taped Hearts. The latest novel in a fantasy haze of hallucinations by Michael No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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Please Hold: Is it Love? By Judy O’Neill

Happy February, the month of LOVE. Did you miss me last month? I’d like to say that I spent the month traveling the world and enjoying new and exotic experiences or flirting with romance and adventure. That was not the case. However, I did develop what I consider a new long term relationship. A relationship with COMCAST. An unbelievable, non-productive, headache- producing, drive-me-todrink, LONG-LONG-term relationship. We got a new TV. In a programing snafu, we kept getting the channel lineup for Hilton Head. In an effort to resolve the seemingly simple programing error, I called COMAST. Again and again and again. I called so many times that I know the number by heart. I know the number choices now without even having to listen to the voice that tells me how important I am to them. I know to press ONE for English, NINE for Spanish and SIX for Lithuanian. I know that the first language of most of the customer non-service people is not English. And it’s surely evident they’ve never been anywhere near Georgia, Savannah, or Tybee Island. Every call was like a scene from a Bollywood movie. One time I did get a guy named Sean who had actually heard of Georgia, and I was so impressed with him that I think I invited him to spend a week with us in June. You’ve heard of putting your life on hold for a while? That was my life for most of the month. Please hold…. Every Comcast person I talked to asked the same questions and had me try pretty much the same things to no avail…Please hold… until late one afternoon I just snapped and demanded that they send me a live body to fix the problem in person. Two days later a guy showed up, programmed in a new map code, unplugged things for three minutes, charged me $39.95, agreed that this was the fault of Comcast for not asking the right questions, and left. Ahhh. Things are much better. BUT…guess what I realized last night? Now, we’re getting the channel line-up for Savannah. Not Tybee. How do I know? The weather channel doesn’t give me our forecast to keep up with Polar Vortexes and the like and, more importantly, I can’t get the Tybee Channel to see local info or watch City Council meetings. And what came in the mail today? The bill with the additional charge of $39.95 for the service call that I shouldn’t pay because the problem was the fault of Comcast. And here we go again. Please hold…. Judy O’Neill has written for the Breeze for the past 12 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 Road (Highway 80) “Living Monument to the Veterans of War – Gone Bad” Webster’s definitions: Landscape (verb) – to improve the appearance of (an area of land, a highway, etc.), as by planting trees, shrubs, or grass, or altering the contours of the ground. Design (verb) – to plan and fashion artistically or skillfully. Over the past couple of years I have written about the disrespectful, condition of the shabby landscaping along Tybee Road. The stretch of road from the Ogeechee Road in Savannah to Tybee was once lined with palm trees, with each tree representing one of the veterans that lost their lives fighting the wars of our country. The Tybee Road between Wilmington Island and Tybee was planted with an alternating pattern of a palm tree and an oleander bush all the way to the beach. This colonnade was a landscape design purposely constructed as a living monument to those of our ancestors that lost their lives fighting for our freedom. Over the years with modifications, expansions and etc. to the roadway this living monument has continuously been abused and has eroded to the shameful landscaping we and our No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

visitors and guests are forced to view traveling to and from our island. In the past I have tried to appeal to the patriotic conscience, but have to admit that due to the minor interest shown by the letters, conversations and emails I received, that maybe that’s not the most effective approach. So let’s bundle the patriotic desire to protect and preserve this living monument with the more selfish concept of community pride. The Tybee Road is the gateway to our beloved island and it is an embarrassingly, unkempt, over-grown mess…! Referring to Mr. Webster above, the vegetative growth bordering this highway in no way resembles a landscape design; it does not improve the appearance nor was it planned, artistically or skillfully….! Against my Marine Corps training, where I learned to never volunteer for anything, I am willing to prepare an outline and schedule of actions to put the restoration and preservation this Living Monument and the gateway to Tybee, in front of the local and state authorities having jurisdiction over the landscaping along Tybee Road. If any of you are willing to help, in any way, please send me an email to the address below or US Mail to: P.O. Box 1413 Tybee Island, GA 31328

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: http:// Email: thomasfstop@ Tybee Breeze


Benefiting Tybee Island Maritime Academy Team information sheet Teams consist of 3 adults and one youth (4th -8th grade) Team name________________________________________________________________________ Team captain________________________________________________________________________ Email address_______________________________________________________________________ 2nd Adult team member_______________________________________________________________ Email address_______________________________________________________________________ 3rd Adult team member________________________________________________________________ Email address______________________________________________________________________ Youth team member___________________________________________________________________ Email address______________________________________________________________________ Grade_______________________ School________________________________________________

â–Ą Check here if you would like a Youth to be provided for your team We encourage you to identify your team in some way. Team attire must be family appropriate. Suggestions: team t-shirts or outfits; large nametags; lanyards identifying your team; hats. If you will be having a youth provided, please have the same available for your youth to make them feel a part of your team. Rules will be emailed to you as soon as we receive this form. The sooner you submit this information and entry fee, the sooner you will receive rules and aids intended to give you a head start toward being the Fifth Tybee island Spelling Bee Champions! Entry fee: $25 Make checks payable to Tybee Island Maritime Academy. Forms can be sent by email to, brought to the school office or mailed to the school at Box 1519, Tybee Island, GA 31328. 8

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Ray Anaya, Director of Events Our lovely chapel has been undergoing some major improvements to better accommodate our wedding and receptions. We are nearly complete as February arrives preparing for our 2800 square foot Grand Ballroom! The steeple has been carefully placed atop the bell tower to welcome people as they come onto Tybee. We are thrilled that the new addition works beautifully with the architecture of the original building. The addition looks like a natural progression of the original, beautiful, simple chapel. Here are some exterior photos of the building as it is being painted and the last “touches” are being put on the building. February 20 we welcome Suzanne Painter and the Seminars by the Sea Porcelain Arts School for their 7th year. How time flies! The school will be held for 15 days on Tybee and we welcome you to attend the art show on Wednesday February 26 from 6-7 pm at the Tybee Wedding Chapel. No admission is charged. Ray Anaya and Carla Michael are proud to announce that Tybee Wedding Chapel won “Best of Wedding” for the third year in a row with The Knot! The rules were made stricter and we were the only venue outside of Atlanta (in the entire State of Georgia) to win this huge honor. Thank you, Ray and Carla!

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Our first wedding is March 29, 2014 and we are truly glad that we have the ballroom! That wedding will be close to 200 Guests. Our new space allows for larger weddings (we have the parking) and grander receptions. Please take a minute and drop by to see our addition. We are thankful for all of the support of our entire Tybee community. Lannie and I hope to see you around Tybee. This project kept us busy for the holidays. Perhaps we can get some “down time” after those China Painters leave Tybee! Have a wonderful February!

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Cow Head Cut Quoted from last month’s article, I wrote: “A few months back I asked for help from any Tybee mariner knowing the location of Cow Head Cut. No one came to my assistance. Study of coast charts brought no help. My best guess is that it’s located, with a different name, somewhere in the Bull River/Lazaretto Creek area. Even the name is a mystery to me since Clerk of Council Frank Storer’s writing of “Cow Head” is particularly hard for me to transcribe.” I am pleased to announce that help has arrived and I can now tell you just where Cow Head Cut is located. Although of little importance today, it was a big deal a hundred years ago in that it brought steamships and other vessels with passengers and freight directly from Savannah to the south end of Tybee. A reader in Atlanta with Tybee connections, Mark Winn, with whom I have corresponded in the past on another historical matter, saw my plea in last month’s article and sent me a link that allowed me to locate the cut. Of all things the link took me to records from the Government Printing Office covering approvals by the Secretary of War of Corps of Engineers navigational projects around the nation. Being that I worked for the Corps on navigational projects for 34 years, including a 5-year stint in the Savannah District, you’d think I would have found the link myself in short order. But I have good excuses: 1) I did not know it was a federal project; 2) the feds insisted on calling it Cow Head “River” (no doubt allowing the feds to fund this tiny dredging project under “River and Harbor” legislation); and 3) the name of the cut/river changed soon after it was dredged in 1913. Instead of using Chatham County’s dredge as indicated in earlier minutes of Tybee Council meetings, the Corps offered to deploy it’s new dredge brought down to work in the Savannah River to spend a few days making this 1500-foot long by 75-foot wide by 6-foot low-water depth connection


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between Lazaretto Creek and Tybee Creek (locally called “Back River”). The Corps’ offer was apparently intended to lower the cost, thus leading to more certain and quicker approval from the Secretary of the Army. Although no maps were included with the Government Printing Office reports, it was stated in the reports that the cut would be made at the furtherest point to the west where Lazaretto Creek and Tybee Creek were the closest to each other and both had navigational depths at all tides. A look at NOAA’s current coast chart clearly shows this point to be at a location labeled “Morgan Cut.” I then recalled and verified that one of the many pieces of correspondence leading to approval had mentioned the name of dredge to be used: “The Dredge Morgan.” Bingo. Mystery solved. “Cow Head Cut” was renamed “Morgan Cut” soon after she was dredged. But now I best return to what I told you last month would be the first installment of Tybee’s long ordinance controlling the use of its Public Wharf being built to accommodate landings from vessels coming from Savannah through Morgan Cut. The ordinance passed August 14, 1913 consists of the regulations governing the use of Tybee’s soonto-be-completed public wharf in the Back River at the foot of Alley #2 (now Fisherman’s Walk). Tybee had established a Wharf Committee to handle affairs related to the construction and use of the new public wharf, cleverly named “The Public Wharf.” I feel sure this committee wrote the regulations for use of the wharf. You’ve heard of things designed by a committee as being convoluted. Well the same thing can be expected of regulations crafted by a committee. The regulations were adopted by the Town in the form of an ordinance as follows: “The following ordinance was read [I doubt it] and by unanimous consent, read a second time [I really doubt that], passed and ordered put on record: An ordinance to provide regulations No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

for the use of The Public Wharf of the Town of Tybee “Section 1 – Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Tybee, in Council assembled – that the Public Wharf of the Town of Tybee shall be for the use of all who need a landing or loading place for freight or passengers, and that from and after the passage of this ordinance the following regulations shall be strictly observed by those using same – “(1) That it shall be unlawful for any person to loiter upon the said wharf or the approaches thereto. “(2) That boats or vessels less than 24 feet in length shall as far as possible use the North or South end of said wharf [this is a hint to me that the width of the 60foot long wharf was at least 24 feet]. “(3) No boat or vessel shall be allowed to remain at said wharf longer than two hours, except when freight or passengers are being loaded or unloaded. All boats or vessels carrying freight or passengers to or from said wharf, shall load or unload as soon as possible and in case more than one boat or vessel shall be waiting at said wharf to discharge or load freight or passengers, the said boat or vessel shall discharge or load at said wharf in the order in which they arrive at same. To be Continued... Bernie Goode has been writing for the Breeze for eight years. Readers with questions or comments are encouraged to write Bernie at

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or transplanted. Look for winter color in the garden and ways to enhance it with different colors and textures of evergreens. New vegetable and flower garden beds can be dug and compost or peat moss added to the soil in preparation for seeds and seedlings in spring. At the same time, areas for new lawn can be prepared. If you have any spring-flowering bulbs that you didn’t have time to plant in late fall, go ahead and plant them now. They’ll come up just fine when the weather turns warm. Don’t neglect the compost pile! Keep adding kitchen scraps and fallen leaves. Cut down ornamental grasses, cold hardy vegetables can be planted Just because the majority of perennials and trees now if covered with a plastic translucent row cover. are dormant doesn’t mean you need to ignore your garden. Dormancy actually helps with some of the February is also a great time to fertilize your fruit opportunities for projects in February. Much can be trees and vegetables before their spring bloom. done to enhance your garden during the growing Sharpen, clean and oil all of your hand tools so season if preparations are made now. they’ll be ready for the busy planting season. Now is the time when the underlying structure of the garden is most apparent. Deciduous shrubs and trees should be inspected and pruned at this time. Dormant garden shrubs may also be removed


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Experience Luxury, Oceanfront Style The New Year has gotten off to a great start! We have Guests from all over the country and Canada staying with us to escape the colder climes. However, on Tybee the locals that I see are ready for the flowers of spring and heat of summer! Reservations for 2014 look really good. Our Guests are finding their way to our island paradise in greater numbers for February and March. These are the months that Tybee needs a little lift to our economy and we are truly grateful. Tybee does have a lot to offer. Fun parades, a safe community, great restaurants, friendly locals, a beautiful beach and fabulous vacation homes! Our locals are kind and generous to the visitors and proud to show off our town. At Oceanfront Cottage Rentals we try to let the Guests know that this is not Disney World. Real people are your next door neighbor and we want our Guests to be informed that “good neighbors” are what we want our visitors to be. We try to remind them of noise issues after 10 p.m. (and earlier) and all the other things that make their trip to Tybee so much more enjoyable. Oceanfront Cottage has a great staff that works

hard to educate our Guests as to what their responsibilities are. If we take that extra time the Guest has a better “Tybee Experience” and will return with their friends and family. Lannie and I should be completing the chapel very soon and may get to go out and enjoy our beautiful island. We have been hard at work since November 12, 2013 to complete that 97 day project. I venture to say that my husband (and Anthony Sapone at Catskill) are 2 of the hardest working men on the island… and best looking! Thank you guys for your hard work and vision for the ballroom at the chapel. Lannie and I have missed enjoying the island and seeing our friends over the holidays. Anthony Sapone did not get to go hunting one time during deer season because of our expansion. However, this project was very important to us and our community and we are very proud to see it nearing completion. We wish you a happy February and hope to see you soon! Best wishes, Stacye, Lannie and the Oceanfront Cottage Team

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Looking Back on Fishing in 2013 Mother Nature was good to us here along the Georgia Coast again in 2013. Another mild 2012/2013 winter has allowed our sea trout to continue their recovery and a very good fall redfish spawn has the Coast alive with hope for these guys to bounce back also. Year two of our sea trout recovering is in the books, with a really solid year of landing fish from March through December. Lots of fish in the 13 to 16 inch range which is very typical, big females during the early to late spring and lots of little ones


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mixed in during the fall bite. One thing that did catch my attention was the number of male fish seem to outnumber the females by better than 2 to1, males are smaller and drum when caught and have a very defined blood line in their rib bone. Everything is pointing to a quick full recovery, if winter water temperatures don’t dip to low this year. This fish has a very long spawning season April thru September and has once again proven its ability to make an unbelievable come back in a very short time frame. Many of us knew that the tout being wiped out for a couple of years due to cold winters had put extreme pressure on our red fish but little did we know that cold had also apparently affected the spawn or recruitment of these fish two years back to back as well. It was very clear during that time frame to everyone that something had happened, just were not any juvenile fish like there should have been in the late summers of 2011 and 2012. This was confirmed in a meeting with the DNR this spring reporting “the two worst recruitment years sense starting random surveys. “ This year it was apparent that we had a good spawn fall of last year, as no one needed a survey to tell you that, the little reds were everywhere. Hopefully Mother Nature will continue to work her way into more good cycles than bad for a period time. People ask me all the time, are the trout still here , have the redfish moved in yet, implying that they had gone somewhere, when in fact they stay right here year round. Sure they move around, yes their feeding patterns change, but for the most part they remain inside. Now getting them to eat when it’s cold is the challenge. Go Fish! Our redfish start to bunch up in large schools now through March, this is done I believe for warmth and protection from dolphin. This is my favorite time of the year to get out and find new schools of fish for the coming spring. Beating the banks at low water with the trolling motor works best for locating fish, then simply follow the fish up to high tide. Mud minnows and small pieces of fresh cut mullet will get the bite most of the time. Be ready to throw a number of artificial baits, they can be finicky when it’s cold. I like gold spoons, spinner baits, soft plastics (jerk, tubes, and shrimp) with white and new penny as favorite colors. Be patient subtle afternoon warming and a tide change can turn the fish on after a slow day. Look for warming trends in the weather for the best days. A few days of above normal temperatures can really turn these fish on.

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Take time to get out and dig up some fiddler crabs for some rod bending action with our winter sheepshead bite. Sheepshead is another winter inshore fish that are fun to catch and better to eat. Pound for Pound it’s a great fighting fish, hook up with a five pounder and you’ll have your work cut out. These fish are hanging around dock pilings, bridges, rocks, trees and wrecks. The bite here can be just a bump on the rod tip, timing with the hook set is everything, bring lots of bait. Let’s head up the Savannah River into our brackish waters and catch some big striper. These are not ocean going fish but come down the river every winter to spawn, then head back up in March and April. These fish range in size from 5 to 50 pounds and fight like a bulldog. We gear up with a little heavier tackle here 50 pound braid and 7 foot medium/heavy rods. These striper like shad, mullet, shrimp and mud minnows. Trolling with deep diving swim baits work as well. The classic buck tail jig is a favorite among local guides. Try white, chartreuse, yellow or any combo of these colors. The key to enjoying our winter fishing here is to dress for the boat ride, layers, wool socks, gloves, and something to cover the ears will make for a comfortable trip. So get off the couch, bundle up and enjoy our winter inshore fishing. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

do especially when the big ship is about to sink the little boat! Well Jimmy found the hole in the wall and got us out of that river and into the south channel. Now we can hardly see the front of the 16 foot boat and all we got to do is find Lazaretto Creek, right, wrong, we eased off the jetty headed that way and bam, which way we going now, you just lose all sense of direction, eerie. There’s that fog horn again, thank goodness we at least know he has to jump the rocks to smash us, but he can still suck us back into the rocks if we are to close, and we are not sure that we are not headed back to the rocks. Jimmy’s cool as a cucumber this whole time, me, I’m having issues, cause I think we going to die on this night! Ship passed nothing happened, Jimmy’s focused and I’m liking that, he cuts the motor and says to me listen hear that, cars crossing the bridge. We would idle a bit toward the sound then cut the motor listen a little to make sure the sound of those cars crossing was getting closer. Sure enough the fog lifted and there in sight was that beautiful bridge at Lazaretto. This was my first fog experience on the water at night; Thanks for getting us back Jimmy! Was Joel with us, been 20 years ago, my mind is not what it used to be? Another story that comes to mind starts out one foggy morning with three regular fishing clients. I tell them

The Fog Drop On the very nicest days of the year navigating our Coastal waters can be difficult, sand bars, oyster rakes, trees, crab pots and other boaters. Let’s add night time and fog to the boating equation. The level of difficulty lies solely on the skippers knowledge of the water way and amount of moon light or lack thereof. The density of the fog also plays a huge roll in how fast you are going to run safely, or if you go at all. It’s easy for most of us local river rats to navigate at night, follow the marsh line know where your points and feeder creeks should be, no problem, add a little moon light, more better. However when the fog rolls in and you have no GPS to aid with navigation the game changes completely and not in your favor? Here are a few short stories of how nighttime / fog has made me really appreciate today’s affordable GPS technology. My friend and mentor for 30 plus years Jimmy “Catfish” Bostwick and I were heading back home late one evening via the Savannah River in the Little Red Boat when a wall of fog appeared out of nowhere just east of Coast Guard Station Tybee. We were just short of making the hole in the wall, which is a small cut through in the rocks on the south jetty when that fog horn sounded. It was a ship and close by too; man this was not a good feeling. We are at idle speed now trying to find the south rocks so we know the ship is not going to smash us and that fog horn keeps bearing down on us. Looking back he (the ship) could see us on his radar, which only means that he will know precisely where he has killed us because he’s not turning or stopping. Jimmy don’t curse much but I sometimes

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the fog is going to lift in about an hour but if they want we can ease on toward the sound following the shore line and by the time we get there the fog should be about gone. They agree to the slow ride in the fog and I’m confident. We come out of Chimney Creek and man its thick, can see just beyond the bow of my boat. I manage to make it to the east marsh line in the Back River and slowly motor past Munson Island, next five points, and then Indian Island after that I’ll be home free and at Wassaw Sound. Well we’ve been riding and riding and I still have the marsh line and I’m counting creeks and thinking Indian Island is just ahead. Now we are 30 minutes into this slow ride and I notice something has changed, that bright spot through the fog and clouds that was on my left (east, the sun) is now on my right? I keep riding, not letting the guys know that something has gone wrong. I finally see it a landmark I recognize, here we are boys (45 minutes into the ride) as I pulled back on the throttle, y’all want the good news or the bad news first. I ‘m laughing out loud at myself, good news is I know where I’m at, the bad news is were right back where we started. We were looking at the picnic table on Munson Island. Those guys still give me a hard time about that trip, and I have no idea to this day how I got turned around. This is the story of the now legendary Fog Drop. This trip starts out with another good friend and fishing mentor John “JT” Thomas. We are in his and Shakey’s old boat that was passed down from her father Shake Schexnayder who was one of the best inshore anglers on this coast in his day. Foggy, my goodness, and we going all the way across Wassaw Sound to the Salt Pond, why I do not know, must have been catching a lot fish over there. Well we idle in front of Cabbage Island and somehow manage to run aground on a sandbar. Mind you the bright light to the east is all we have to go by, remember it’s foggy! We had just eased on to the bar so we managed to get off pretty easy. Now that the boat has spun around a few times we manage to agree on a direction of travel that should get us across the Wilmington River and our destination. NOT, somehow we wind up heading NW in the Wilmington River and finally recognize the mouth of Tybee Cut. Well we’ve come this far and it should get a little easier from here, just a short straight shot across the river and follow the shore to Salt Pond, fog should lift soon right it’s almost noon. NOT, we are both just beat down at this point and do find another bank somewhere in the river and see a small feeder creek about forty feet wide and decide to ride up the creek aways and have lunch. JT nosed the boat up on a dead white shell bank and we had lunch. Well we came out to fish so why not give it a try out the back of the boat while we wait for the fog to lift. This y’all not going to believe mayhem ensued we started catching trout after trout and who cares that we don’t even know where we at! Well the fog never lifted that day so we headed home up the Wilmington River and all of a sudden Boom we were out of it and in bright sunshine and behind us this solid looking straight wall dividing the past from the present. To this day, neither one of us know what creek we were in despite going back and trying to find THE FOG DROP! About the Captain: Captain Stan Allen (alias Fred) owns and

The God Abouts The God Abouts Senior Adult Ministry of Chapel by the Sea Baptist Church, Tybee Island, held their Second Annual Reunion, Tuesday, Jan 21st at noon in the Fellowship Hall. The 115 guests were welcomed by Jurell Davis, leader of The God Abouts, who opened the meeting with prayer. He also asked for a moment of silence and reflection in remembrance of friends and their families who have gone on to be with the Lord since the last meeting. The guests were served a delicious meal of ham, macaroni and cheese, field peas, yeast rolls, and banana pudding, provided by the ministry. Tybee Market IGA prepared the meal. The Fellowship Hall was beautifully decorated with each table signifying a different holiday of the year. Entertainment was provided by Uncle Bill and the String beans, a group of 5 talented instrumentalists and vocalists. The group is made up of Bill O’Connell, Bucky Jones, Roy Young, and Bill and Renee Lynch. They presented a delightful instrumental and vocal program of country, blue grass, and Gospel music, accompanied by guitars, banjo, mandolin, stand up bass, and harmonica. Donations provided by the guests will be given to the Savannah Salvation Army and the Tybee Island Food Bank. After a delightful gathering with friends, a delicious meal, and great entertainment, Jurell Davis thanked the guests for coming, closed the meeting with prayer, and reminded the attendees to put the third Tuesday of January 2015 on their calendars for the Third Annual Reunion of The God Abouts.

operates Marshland Inshore Fishing Adventures, a local guide service that runs out of Chimney Creek Marina (The Crab Shack) on Tybee Island. Captain Stan has been a Tybee resident for over 30 years. Stan is a pro-staff member at Contact info: 912-786-5943. Website- www.marshlandadventures. com E-mail


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These types are agricultural garden pests that feed at night and can be a nuisance around house lighting.


Dried Fruit Beetle - They are major pests in the dried fruit industry. They have light to red-browned and amber colored legs and antennae with knob like tips. Their eggs are layered on ripened fruit or fermenting fruit that are still on trees or on the dying areas. They have been known to infest drying bananas, apricots, peaches, plums, fig, biscuits, bread and grain. They can also bring yeasts to drying fruits and can cause the product to sour. Upon discovering any infested material brought into the home the product should be thrown out. The use of pyrethrums is helpful for control of the existing adults.

Lady or ladybird beetles are familiar to everyone as ladybugs. They are one of the most helpful insects for the ecology. There are some 400 species in North America. Only 3 feed on plants. The rest eat great quantities of many agricultural pests which include scale insects and aphids. Their name originated in the Carpet Beetles - Adult carpet and furniture time of the Middle Ages when they were associated beetles can be 1/16 to 1/8 inches long and oval in shape. They are covered with spots of yellow and with the Virgin Mary. white black scales. They are found worldwide. Scarab Beetles - They are one of the largest Their name is derived from their habits of harborage species of beetles in North America and consist including furniture, upholstery, feathers, fur, hair, wool, of some 1300 varieties. They can be brilliantly other insects and book bindings. Outdoors they feed colored or brown that are characteristically found on plant pollen. A through investigation should be on the continent of Africa and have been noted in done regarding the previous customer that may have early Egyptian times. There are several groups of had issues with rodents, flies, birds and any other Scarab beetles that dispose a dung and other organic insects. Sanitation is important as well as the removal material. One of the most prolific of the species are of any infested materials. Carpets and fabrics should known as tumble bugs. It is a well know fact that the be cleaned. A major inspection is recommended ancient Egyptians revered the sphere of dung from inside and out of the premises including plants and them with the sun and these beetles were considered entry areas of the home. An application with residual sacred. Much iconic memorabilia has been fashioned properties is also recommended for control. into jewelry of this insect. Cigarette Beetle - In appearance they are light June Beetles and Chafers - June beetles brown and can be 1/16 to one inch long. They have also called “June Bugs” are more than a third of our a saw like antennae with smooth wings. They are a scarab beetle groups that exist in their category. major pest in the tobacco industry. They can also feed on species, furniture, outdated rodent, baits, seeds, drugs and nuts. They are strong fliers and most Fun bug Facts: active in the afternoons and evenings. For control Fact: Spiders do not eat plant life. screens should be repaired, doors sealed property, Fiction: Surrounding the perimeter of your house with and any other access points sealed. Sanitation of wood will keep termites away from your home. Fact: A praying mantis can catch and eat a hummingbird. stored product areas is important and an application of an aerosol and liquid pesticide are recommended. Drug Store Beetle - Drug store beetles are similar in appearance to cigarette beetles. Their habits are very much the same. They are light brown to red brown and are generally the same size. Their wing anatomy differs in the way of a row appearance in structure. The adults are attracted to light. For control of these insects a similar pesticide of the cigarette beetle is recommended.

Until next time, Johnny “the bugman” Herald Let’s work the bugs out! 18

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Tybee’s First Annual MLK Parade and Human Rights Celebration Under threatening skies our village made history on Saturday, January 11th, 2014. Tybee had her first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade followed by an emotional Human Rights Celebration in the Tybee Old School-YMCA complex. The idea was three years in planning, the TybeeMLK Committee worked together with local churches on Tybee and Savannah, as well as local businesses and Tybee residents. It was a wonderful day, Tybee Mayor Jason Buelterman and Much

awesome job! They were 18 entries. The parade ended in the Tybee YMCA the Human Rights Celebration was conducted in the Old School Cafeteria. Father Thomas Peyton, St. Michael’s Catholic Church opened the celebration with a wonderful extended prayer that set the tone. Rev. Susan Hill, Community Minister, All Saints Episcopal Church ended the program with a shorter, but equally profound thoughts: In between, there was a celebration. Rachel Perkins, Tybee local and professional naturalist did a great job as program mistress of ceremonies. Mrs. Tammy

Beloved Tybee Retired Mayor Walter Parker greeted the parade’s Grand Marshal Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson. (Tybee exmayor Pat Locklear voiced disappointment at having a schedule conflict.) Everyone was upbeat and happy to make history. All of Tybee City Council were represented, as well as, St. Michael’s Catholic Church and founding church All Saints Episcopal Church; were both sponsors. All Saints is where the idea was born. Big shout out to Bob Bryson, Tybee Chief of Police, and the police that volunteered to provide security for the parade. What made the parade a truly Tybee affair was Katie Love and Jenny Orr, they walked the entire 10 blocks with the dog and Swanny following close behind in the huge truck. Belinda and Jack Flanigan of the Crab Shack had a boat float filled with singing employees. The Beach Chair Brigade marched, their bikini tee-shirts, as always were a hit. Second African Baptist Church of East Savannah had a car in the parade. Savannah Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission was also present. Thank you Christina Anderson and Mandy Rigby for ground organization, No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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Smith, island resident and 4th grade teacher at Tybee’s Maritime Academy, had three students win the TybeeMLK essay competition, Kyndall Prentiss and Channing Wood. They read their awarding essays and received a standing ovation. 17 of Mrs. Tammy’s students participated in the competition they all received certificates. Big thanks to the Essay Judges- Retired Tybee Educators-Katherine Garlington and Sherri Simmons and published Author Michael Elliott. Human Rights activist, Carol Howard came from Baltimore, MD spoke a special guest. Her talk was very well received. Thank you to Frances Clark at Beachside Colony for providing comfortable lodging. Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson was funny and gracious. She said, “I heard, Tybee was getting a new jail? That is good, because I remember the old one.” She was making reference to 50+ years ago when she and other Savannah State students were thrown in jail during a wade-in here in the 60’s. Rev. Samuel Adams, Palmist and Founder of the Tybee Church, received the First Humanitarian award The TybeeDREAMER, sponsored by North Beach Grill owners George Spriggs and Kathryn Williams. Sam’s ministry is community in-reach. Bringing together people in the community who have became disenfranchised with traditional, organized religion. He uses alternative places to create sacred spaces: Tybee Bars. The Tybee Church out grew its space in two years after starting in the Wind Rose, and then moved to its current location, Benny’s.

The TybeeMLK Committee thanks everyone for their participation and support. Let us do it again Next Year! Carolyn Junick is a major reason that Tybee has a school again. Students from Tybee Island Maritime Academy opened the ceremony with the Pledge of Alliance. It is great to have a school on Tybee again. JaNiya Bowers attends Tybee Island Maritime Academy.

Steve continues to look fabulous. Then we walked across the street to Marlin Monroe’s. Jenny Orr and her staff hosted the city council and citizens with a wonderful

In January three city councilmen were sworn in, Rob Callahan, Monty Parks and Bill Garbett. Tybee’s favorite Judge Steven Scheer did the honors.

buffet. Chris, with her husband City Councilman Bill Garbett. L i s a and her husband C i t y Councilman R o b Callahan. Mary and her husband Councilman Monty Parks. Paul Wolff is the reusable energy resource person on Tybee City Council. H e bought t h e W i n d (mill) turbine people for a special city hall meeting. Residents feel passionately on both sides. Mallory, my husband the naturalist, tried to hi-jack my column with details about a


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windmill at the dump. He will write his own article. Whatever happens kudos to Paul Wolff for trying to help the city make the world a cleaner place. Prayers to Mandy as she learns to walk without Michael’s physical being. She would like to thank her Tybee family for the tremendous response of love and caring. Mandy belongs to All Saints Church, The Tybee Red Hats, The Pool Committee, The TybeeMLK Committee and a bridge club. She has embraced Tybee, now Tybee embraces her. Let remember Mandy and all widows.

Jamie Andregg Webb Schuman, turned 50 in grand style. She had a costume birthday party in January upstairs at Fannie’s On the Beach. It was a Players Partyguests came dressed up as ladies and gentleman of the evening, polite speech for hoes and pimps. Fannies staff, as always, made everyone happy with attentive service, and plenty of food and drink. The Christy Alan BandMartha Peltier Swindelle on keyboards and Roy Swindelle on guitar, made all players strut their stuff. It was like the old

Books to Check out this month at The Tybee Island Branch of Live Oak Public Libraries: Fiction “Confessions of a Wild Child,” by Jackie Collins “The Chase,” by Janet Evanovich “The Museum of Extraordinary Things,” by Alice Hoffman “Moving Target,” by J. A. Jance “Killer,” by Jonathan Kellerman “After I’m Gone,” by Laura Lippman “The Forever Girl,” by Alexander McCall Smith “Kiss and Tell,” by Fern Michaels “Private L.A.,” by James Patterson “Concealed in Death” by J. D. Robb Nonfiction “HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton,” by Jonathan Allen, and Amie Parnes “The Triple Package,” by Amy Chua “Glitter and Glue,” by Kelly Corrigan “I Can See Clearly Now,” by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer “The Big Picture,” by Tony Horton “The Sixth Extinction,” by Elizabeth Kolbert “One Way Out: the Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band,” by Alan Paul “Eliot Ness,” by Douglas Perry “Trapped Under the Sea,” by Neil Swidey “Code Name, Johnny Walker,” by Johnny Walker 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

days when Christy was the house band. Wonderful that Jamie celebrated her milestone birthday in funky mad Tybee style. And best of all, Jamie is as

beautiful as ever, she is an inspiration to us all.

Julia Pearce, Village Observer; Contributor to The Breeze since 2002. Available for weddings, blessings and readings. or 912-414-0809.

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The Ladies Auxiliary American Legion UNIT 154 Tybee Island

For God & Country Wanda Kindrick • President

Well Hello Ladies, Thanks for the good turn out for the January meeting. It was great seeing smiling faces. Come and join us for the February meeting. Our next fund raiser for the auxiliary is our 2nd Annual Thrift Sale. Date, time, and place will be decided at our next meeting. So please make every effort to attend and help us with details!! The business part of the meeting is very important to our organization, but at the same time making new friends and keeping track of old friends is a good thing as well. See you on February 10th!

Sons of the american legion Doug Grunwald, SAL Commander

American Legion Post 154 Tybee Island

At each and every official meeting at the Legion, we open with the Pledge of Allegiance. Have you ever wondered the history of our sacred oath? The Pledge of Alliance was written by Francis Bellamy in 1892 and sent out in leaflet form to schools throughout the country. School children first recited the Pledge of Allegiance this way: ‘I pledge allegiance to my Flag and to the Republic for which it stands one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all”. Congressional recognition to the Pledge was not formally included in the U.S. Flag Code until 1942 and was adopted in 1945. The last change in language came on Flag Day 1954, when Congress passed a law, which added the words “under God” and “one nation”. The Flag Code specifies that any future changes to the pledge would have to be with consent of the President. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE “I pledge allegiance” ( promise to be true to), “to the flag” (to the symbol of our country), “of the United States of America” (each state that has joined to make our country), “and to the Republic” (a republic For February is is a country where the people choose others to Luc & Carol Gernay make laws for them-the government of the people), From Flemington, NJ “for which it stands” (the flag means the country), “one Nation” (a single country), “under God” (the They sent a flag to people believe in supreme being), “indivisible” (the fly on Tybee Marsh country cannot be split into parts), “with liberty for the month of and justice” (with freedom and fairness), “for all” February, and it will be (for each person in the country). The Pledge of mailed back to them Alliance still lives! with a certificate. SAL of course has been busy in the New Year. We continue to have our fish dinners on the CONTEST third Thursday and, as always, appreciate your support. And Super Bowl Party coming February In 30 words or less write what your country 2nd. Also we recently were honored to serve our means to you? A winner will be chosen at the city employees a dinner in recognition of all they end of the year. More details will follow next do to make our lives safe. And a special thank you month. Send all entries to sundi@tybeebreeze. to Janice Elliott for coordinating the event and the com or mail to P.O. Box 2505 Tybee Island, GA SAL members who did the work. 31328.

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What ’s Cookin’

with Chef Espy

POTATO and LEEK SOUP Leeks are essential to this soup; there is no replacement for them in this recipe. You can add a little onion too, but leeks, potatoes, and stock are basically all you need. The hot soup is traditionally enriched with butter, and served with croutons and a sprinkling of chopped fresh chervil on top. If you don’t have chervil (almost impossible to find fresh), substitute chives or flat leaf parsley, but the chervil adds a special subtle anise taste. For many years the cold version of this dish, the classic vichyssoise, was known in the U.S. but not in France. It was created by Louis Diat who included a recipe for it in a book he wrote in the 1930s as the executive chef at The Ritz Carlton in New York City. He was from Vichy France. His mother used to make a creamy leek and potato soup and then serve it cold the following day wit the addition of milk and chives. It eventually evolved into a wonderful hot soup that will warm and satisfy you on the coldest of wintery nights. This is a simple, straightforward soup, and is easily made quickly as a weeknight supper. I like to use Yukon Gold potatoes, which are soft and creamy, for this soup. A good mild flavored, homemade chicken stock is perfect for this soup, but low fat, low sodium broth from the store may be substituted.

400 ° oven for about 10 minutes, or until the croutons are nicely browned. Trim off some of the very green outer leaves of the leeks, but be sure to use some of the tender green part of the leek. Split the leek open and wash well inside, so there is no dirt or sand. Cut the leeks into pieces about 1/2 inches, you should have a good 2 to 3 cups of leek. Put the leek in a stock pot, and add the onion and garlic add a little of the oil, and cook over medium heat for 3 or 4 minutes, until the leeks and onion s begin to wilt. Pour in the chicken stock and the water to make the stock a little milder. At this point add the potato pieces. Sprinkle with a little salt, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat, cover, and let it boil very gently (not simmer) for 30 to 40 minutes, until the vegetables are very tender. Next, carefully puree’ the ingredients, (the best way is with an immersion blender) but a food processor or regular blender will work. Be very careful when blending hot ingredients. Blend until the soup has a beautiful creamy consistency. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed. Finish the soup with the butter, emulsifying it in the soup with the blender. Serve in warmed bowls with a sprinkle of fresh chives and garnished with croutons. The last time I made this soup, I left off the croutons and served with lots of sliced or torn, buttered baguette bread to dunk, slurp and wipe the bowl clean. So good and perfect for this brrrrrrr weather!

Hope you enjoy, Chef Espy Sighs or Moans ~

Here is what to get for four servings: For the croutons: 2 or 3 slices of bread cut into 3/4 inch cubes Peanut or canola oil For the soup: 2 leeks 1/2 cup milk 1 onion, sliced 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped A little light olive or peanut oil 3 cups good chicken stock 1 cup water 1 pound peeled potatoes, cut into chunks Dash of salt Freshly ground black pepper To finish the soup: 3 tablespoons of good quality unsalted butter Chives, chopped Directions: As for the croutons for this dish, I prefer regular white bread (Pepperidge Farm) cut into 3/4 inch cubes. Sprinkle the cubes with a little oil, spread them on a cookie sheet, and bake in a No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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May 2012 february 2014 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 Tybee Breeze


WHAT TO do . . . WHAT’s going on . . . island entertainment, Events 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 almost 18 years in business and having the reputation for the best lunches on Tybee makes it the place to be. The classic home made daily lunch specials differ daily and the standard menu 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 $2.50 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 912-786-6593. Voted Best Lunch 3 years in a row, Best Bartenders and Best Happy Hour 2013!!!


sun. The 14th Annual 2014 Savannah Low Country ADULT ACTING CLASSES Tue. Home & Garden Show. & Thurs. in Feb., 5-7pm. Eight Special guests this year will be sessions for $100. For more info the hilariously wild Wayde King and registration, please call Renee and Brett Raymer, stars of Animal DeRosset (912) 596-4992 or Kim Planet’s hit series Tanked. Find over Trammell (912) 228-0357. 4,000 square feet of landscapes, gourmet food/wine tasting, pet FEB 15th, Sat. 8am to 2pm adoptions, kids zone, gardening TYBEE ISLAND-CITY WIDE seminars and more! Tickets: $7 YARD SALE. The Tybee Post for adults 17+, $6 seniors 65+ and Theater and founding partner Fish retired military. Active duty military Art Gallery will host the 2014 Winter and children 16 & Under are FREE! Tybee Island Yard Sale! There is a savannahhomeandgardenshow. suggested donation of $10 to be com. included on the map and everyone is encouraged to donate a portion upcoming events of their sale proceeds to a Tybee Island non-profit organization of MAR 1st - 6TH ANNUAL MARDI their choice. GRAS TYBEE. Join in the fun for the 6th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee! FEB 18th,Tue. - INTRODUCTION Festivities include the Mardi Gras TO OIL PAINTING CLASS. Tybee Parade & the Mardi Gras Introduction to Oil Painting Class Tybee Street Party with free live with instructor Jean Cauthen. entertainment & more! Each class is $35 ($30 for TAA Members). EMAIL jeancauthen@ MAR 4th, Tue - INTRODUCTION for a supply list and TO OIL PAINTING CLASS. registration. More at Introduction to Oil Painting Class with instructor Jean Cauthen. Feb 28th - Mar 2nd, Fri. - Each class is $35 ($30 for TAA

Members). Email jeancauthen@ for a supply list and registration. More details at MAR 15th, Sat. 3pm - IRISH HERITAGE CELEBRATION PARADE. The Island will “go green” with a festive parade in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. It will step off at 3pm at City Hall and proceed down Butler Ave. to Tybrisa St. This is a free, familyfriendly event. MAR 21st - 24th & Mar. 28th31st, Fri-Sun - SORDID LIVES ‘A PLAY BY DEL SHORES’. First Comedy of the 2014 Season! As three generations of a very colorful family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of their Sordid Lives. Directed by Renee DeRosset and Kim Trammell. Evening performances 7:30pm. Sunday matinees at 3pm. Reservations: (912) 7865920 or purchase with PayPal at

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churches announcements, classifieds, just for kids, and island churches Tybee Island author Jim our tybee givers Chapel by the Sea save the date Waller’s new novel Tybee Sunrise Baptist Church The American Legion will be available soon. Check June 7th, Sat. 10am - 4pm Pastor David Laughner it out on the author’s blog at - TYBEE ISLAND TOUR OF Services: Ladies Auxilliary Sunday School 9:45am HOMES. RAIN OR SHINE. Sunday Morning Worship 11am Tickets: $40 in advance and $45 Sons of the American Legion announcements the day of the tour and includes Sunday Evening Worship 6pm Wednesday Bible Study 7pm lunch. Tickets will be checked at Love Dolphins? YOU can help each house. This year’s tour will The Beach Bums Butler Avenue at 9th Street protect them. The Dolphin benefit the Tybee Island Maritime Jack Boylston 912-786-5655 Tybee Island, GA 31328 Program and Research Training Academy, The Rising TYdes 912-786-4647 or The Burton 4-H Center Workshop at Savannah Library, Community Food Pantry and The “Never ashamed of the gospel” Abercorn Street (behind Fresh Air Home. We look forward Target). Feb. 15th, 10am-12pm. to seeing everyone for the 2014 Coastal Pet Rescue All Saints’ Episcopal Church thedolphinproject@comcast. Tour of Homes. There will be nine *All Are Warmly Welcomed* net. For ages 10 and up. Want beautiful homes on this year’s tour! The Rev. Helen S. White, Vicar Tybee “DAC” Kids to learn more about our local Service Sunday at 10AM just for kids Bottlenose? Interested in doing Coffee Hour at 11AM dolphin research? Join The We are located at 804 Jones Ave, The E.S.A (Eastern Surfing Live Oak Dolphin Project on February two blocks west of Butler Ave. P u b l i c Association) 15th, from 10am to noon at the Call 786-5845 for more info or L i b r a r i e s Savannah Library on Abercorn Friends of Cockspur Island email us at Presents (behind Target) for a fascinating Lighthouse - Harvey Ferrelle “Who ever you are, where ever E l l e n program about your Bottlenose you find yourself on your journey O’Leary Acorns Storytime neighbors from 10 to 11 am. of faith, there is a place here for Marine Resue Squadron You will be amazed! Stay until at the Tybee Library for YOU! children ages 0-4, Tue. 11am. Joey Solomom noon for additional info about 786-7733 for more info. St. Michael Catholic Church dolphins and train to be part of Father Thomas J. Peyton a research crew. No previous TAPS - Tybee Arts Performing Mass and Confessions Schedule: experience necessary. We’re Society Saturday: Vigil - 6pm looking for skippers with boats, Tybee Beautification Assoc. Sunday: 8am & 11am photographers with minimum of 912-786-9688 Daily: Mon-Fri 8am; Sat 9am 300mm lenses, team leaders Confessions: 5-5:45pm on Sat. or and assistants to conduct Photoby appointment ID research surveys on inshore Tybee Island Community Pool 801 Butler Ave. 912-786-4505 waters. Must be at least 16 to (TICP) We meet at All Saints participate in research. No charge Episcopal Church, 804 Jones St. for the program and training. The on the 3rd Thurs. of each month at Trinity Chapel United Methodist Dolphin Project is an all-volunteer, 10am. Pastor Hank Perry non-profit research, conservation Sunday school is at 9:45am Tybee Island Garden Club and education organization that Sunday Worship is at 11am Meetings are at 4pm on the serves to protect wild estuarine 911 Butler Ave. 2nd Sun. of each month Bottlenose dolphins on the coasts seeking work Sept. - May. Location varies. of Georgia and lower South For more info contact the church Carolina since 1989. TDP also Writer & former longtime editor office at (912) 786-4491 offers Education Outreach for of Public Relations Quarterly & Tybee Island Historical Society Special Worship Services: community organizations and contributor to The Tybee Breeze 912-786-5801 Sunday closest to Memorial Day, schools. Land-based volunteer is available for writing jobs. July 4th & Labor Day at the pier opportunities are also available Part-time or one-time. Contact at 8:30am. Tybee Island Optimist Club Come join our crew! For more Paul Swift at PSwift123@aol. All are encouraged to attend! Helen Wilson 912-786-5890 information about our 501c3: com or 912-660-5206. The Optimists meet at the Sunrise Tybee Church for sale restaurant the 1st & 3rd Thurs.of “The Place Where Pirates Worship” each month at 7pm Flip flops & smokers welcomed. Homemade Cheesestraws 20dz. Wilmington Island Farmers’ Every Sun. 10:00am at the $30. Call Bill 912.655.6342 The Tybee Island Sea Turtle Market - A community market Benny’s Tavern - 912-433-1643 Project 912-786-5917 or that houses food & non-food FOR rent vendors. Monthly Guest Chef. Encouragement, worship music & 2 bedroom, 2 bath on the Weekly Special Guest, Story Tybee Island YMCA prayer. All included. backriver. $1,200 a month. Time, Musical Acts & Non-Profit 912-786-9622 Call Ann at 404-509-0170 Events. Our community market YEEPIES (Youthful Energetic MEN BEHIND THE SCENE will operate in Spring: March 1stEnthusiastic People Involved in Men’s Inter-denominational Prayer June 28th. Sat. Mornings 8-1pm. office space for rent Everything!) 912-786-9622 Breakfast the 1st Sat. of each Islands Community Church - 111 Office space for rent $500/ month at 9am. Call Jim Monaghan Waltour Road Wilmington Island. XI DELTA CHI month at 1010 Highway 80 E. 897-2666 for more info Diane Ring 912-786-4867 Call 912.786.5853.

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Down 1 February is dental month for who? (8)

Across 4 Teacher at TIMA? (5) 5 First comedy of the season? (6) 6 Music played at Mardi Gras? (6) 9 Cow cut was renamed what? (6)

2 She turned 50? (5)

3 The Living Monument to the Veterans of War on Tybee road has gone what? (3)

7 Judy developed a relationship with who? (7)

8 I heart what art? (5) 11 Undergoing renovations? (6)

10 Keeper of the what? (4) 11 Tybee’s Light keeper that passed? (6) 12 Cigarette Beetles are pests in what industry? (7)

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!!

Pirates Puzzle Answer January

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StarFish Scopes february 2014

Aquarius (January 21 - February 18)

1-George Rentiers, William Mosley & Cory Lauber; 5-Scott Efird & Lisa Scarbrough; 6-Mark “Fat Boy” Robinson, Ray Rodgers Jr. “Lil Ray” & Aaron Grantham; 7-Kenn Wade & Karen Fischer; 8-Peggy Coffey & Hannah Piper; Katie Mothersbaugh; 10-Charlene Barrett; 11-Donna Strickland; 12-Tyler Anne Palmer & Scott Meredith; 13-Nancy Meredith; 14-Kathy Brown; 13-Eamon Sheehan & Matthew Ristuccia; 17-Susan Hill & Jimmy Carter; 18-Julie Hafer; 20-Kimmie Soberick; 24-Dori Herbs; 25-Mary Ellen Butler; 26-Ramsey Rodgers; 27-Amelia Anderson & Phyllis George; 29-Larry Barber

10-Steve & Jan Fox 11-Coach & Betty Miller 18-John & Sara Thomas and Tom & Lucy Groover

Aquarians are intellectuals, which mean that they know a really great deal about lots of irrelevant stuff. One strange thing about you is that they seem to enjoy giving stuff away.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Pisceans are artistic people who daydream a lot. Pisceans are well known for their generosity.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

You are courageous and enjoy taking risks. The greater the risk, the quicker you will take it. Many Aries die extremely silly sort of deaths that rescue service personnel like to joke about at parties.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

You are as patient and relaxed as you are stubborn and possessive. All Taurus are born with dual personalities. Taurus make great dictators.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Avoid Gemini at all costs if you’re in a hurry. They are very talkative and can chat about the weather for hours. Gemini people are narcissistic and love nothing more than themselves.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

You are sensitive and sympathetic, always ready to listen and to help and you are very well liked by all – for about 15 minutes. One thing that you find extremely handy is that you have sharp intuition.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Your knack for making money out of nothing is what distinguishes Leos from most other entrepreneurs.

Joseph M. “Gator” Pagan Sunrise April 25, 1929 Sunset January 7, 2014

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos are money magnets of a kind. They have a weird tendency to find money in the most unlikely places.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libras may seem to be all goodie goodie, but the other side of the coin is a rusty one indeed. They will let you down when you least expect it, and are bound to desert you when you need them most.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Money is a high priority for you, but not quite essential since you can use your charm to obtain almost anything you want.

Cullen Chambers Sunrise November 14, 1950 Sunset January 20, 2014 30

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

One good point about you is your generosity and that you are very enthusiastic. One bad point is that you are most enthusiastically generous with other people’s stuff.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 20)

Capricorns are also very jolly and carefree. This makes them lots of fun to be around. Capricorns are generally very responsible.

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