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Celebrating Mardi Gras Tybee Style

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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!

Beginning on Epiphany, January 6th, communities all over the world kick off the season of Carnival. The celebration lasts until the final days before Ash Wednesday. Although Mardi Gras literally means, “Fat Tuesday,” it is celebrated in many areas for several days prior. The festival serves as a celebration of abundance that precedes a forty-day period of fasting and restraint. Since technically Mardi Gras is your last chance to indulge for a while, here are a few traditions you must not miss: 1) Catch Some Beads: Mardi Gras celebrations are known for their abundance of brightly colored beaded necklaces. Get dressed up (the wildest costumes usually get the most beads) and start a healthy competition with your friends as our parade travels down the street. 2) Request a Hurricane: although the title of this drink is a word we’d rather not invoke here on our small island, it makes one tasty traditional New Orleans drink. Keep an eye out at our local bars and restaurants for this delightful mix of rum, passion fruit, lime, and sugar. 3) Get Spicy: be sure to partake in some traditional Cajun cuisine. Many of our Tybee restaurants keep these spicy staples on their menus year round. Crawfish, anyone? 4) Find a Baby in a Cake: the King Cake tradition is perhaps one of Mardi Gras’ yummiest. Wreaths of cinnamon laced coffee cake decorated in purple, green, and gold hide a precious trinket. If you’re the lucky one to find the baby in the cake, you’re in charge of the next party! 5) Be Mysterious: grab a mask and put on a different persona for the day. By law in New Orleans, float riders are required to wear masks during their parades, but you can indulge in a little anonymity right here on

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Tybee time. From New Orleans to Mobile, from Galveston to St. Louis, revelers celebrate Mardi Gras as a last hoorah before Ash Wednesday. But why travel when you can celebrate right here on Tybee? This year, February 8th and 9th mark the final weekend days of Carnival season and Tybee will be decked out in purple, green, and gold to celebrate the occasion in style. Join us on Tybrisa Street and Butler Avenue for the Mardi Gras Tybee Parade (Saturday, Feb. 9th 2pm) and street party (12pm-6pm). Live zydeco music accompanies a collection of jugglers, magicians, and street performers as our Mardi Gras party fills the streets. Our musicians add New Orleans vibe as the parade floats pass the stage one by one. So pull out your masks and boas, grab a Hurricane from one of our local restaurants, and join us on the street from 12pm-6pm, Saturday, Feb. 9th for Mardi Gras Tybee.

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Why limit Tybee expectations to sand, sea, and sun? Tybee Island’s North Beach is an anomaly [defined as peculiar, irregular, abnormal, or difficult to classify]. Guests return to Lighthouse Inn with enthusiastic reports of discovering the unexpected. In December who would expect the sounds of Celtic bagpipes through the morning fog? Who would expect joy instead of disappointment because of the missed beach sunrise? What outsider would expect island visitors to report “The food was amazing!” in the off-season? Who would expect an opportunity to gaze from the top of Tybee Lighthouse? We hear so often “The view is spectacular!” Who would expect that minus urban city lights, one can witness Earth’s phenomenal night sky, active with meteor showers. A little beach town with unexpected superlatives. One morning recently a female guest, traveling solo, shared high anticipation to witness Tybee Island’s sunrise bursting onto the horizon. Hers was a correct expectation on most days. After all, even many Dec. days are as an Indian Summer with day temperatures in the 60s or 70s. However, it was overcast on that Dec. morning.

Not to be deterred, she walked through the foggy haze, still with all the hope she could muster for that quintessential beach sunrise view. It was not to be. It appeared as an English Channel foggy morning, complete with sounds of a bagpipe in the distance. Out through the overcast a man came into view, walking the beach by himself, playing his Celtic pipes. What a memorable surprise! This single woman traveler and this man – each marching along his/her path and beat -- were the only two people on the beach. A movie screenplay could have not scripted it better. Savor the unexpected. Gratefully, our island visitors remind us to open our eyes and hearts anew to those spur-of-the-moment, extraordinary experiences. Rather than being disappointed, our sunrise-seeking guest was thrilled with her unexpected discovery. Our seaside beach is a little slice of heaven where one can discover little joys to refresh the soul. We wish for one and all joyous New Year ... with eyes, ears and hearts eager for delightful surprises and wonderment in 2013.

Thank you all, Susie & Stuart Lighthouse Inn, 912 786-0901 www.tybeebb.com

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Books to Check out this month at The Tybee Island Branch of Live Oak Public Libraries: Fiction “Blood Money,” by James Grippando “Collateral Damage,” by Stuart Woods “Dream Eyes,” by Jayne Anne Krentz “Empire and Honor,” by W. E. B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV “Footprints in the Sand,” by Mary Jane Clark “The Husband List,” by Janet Evanovich “The Intercept,” by Dick Wolf “Kinsey and Me: Stories,” by Sue Grafton “The Last Runaway,” by Tracy Chevalier “A Memory of Light,” by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson “The Perfect Marriage,” by Kimberla Lawson Roby “Political Suicide,” by Michael Palmer “Private: Berlin,” by James Patterson & Mark Sullivan “Shadow Woman,” by Linda Howard “The Third Bullet,” by Stephen Hunter Nonfiction “The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes,” by Joel Furhman “Genius: Ignite Your Brain’s Full Potential Using the Brainetics Approach,” by Mike Byster “The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings,” by Carley Roney & the Editors of Theknot.com “Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data,” by Charles Wheelan “On the Map,” by Simon Garfield “The Primal Connection,” by Mark Sisson “Shred: The Revolutionary Diet,” by Ian K. Smith “Wheat Belly Cookbook,” by William Davis “The World Until Yesterday,” by Jared Diamond To check availability of any of these titles, visit our online catalog at www.liveoakpl.org.

Tybee Branch Library 405 Butler Avenue, Tybee Island Phone: 912-786-7733 Fax: 912-786-7734 Hours: Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays 2-6; Tuesdays 10-8; Wednesdays 10-6 Branch Manager: Laurel Beecher Powers 6

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This certainly isn’t a news flash, but have you noticed just how dependant we have all become on having our cell phones with us at all times? I know I have. Last month I experienced something for the first time in at least twenty- five years. I was having an “issue” with Facebook functioning properly on my BlackBerry. Imagine that! I gave it the obligatory “battery pull,” and when I re-inserted the power supply, nothing happened for a few seconds. Then I looked at the screen and saw a graphic of a battery with a big red X covering the picture. This did not seem to be a good thing. After all, the world needs me to be in constant touch twenty-four seven. Right? I immediately borrowed Judy’s phone and called tech support, where I was promptly greeted by a very nice young man with an accent of some kind. I explained the problem and he commented that that did not seem to be a good thing. Thanks. I took the battery from Judy’s phone, inserted into mine and the phone booted right up. At this point I was relieved to discover that I didn’t have a major malfunction with the phone, but rather an issue with the battery I had purchased on Halloween day from Batteries Plus. I like dealing with those folks because they stand behind their products. I shot out to the store the next afternoon and was in and out in less than ten minutes with my new battery. Keep in mind that at this point I had been without my phone for twenty-two hours. This experience has taught me several things. First, the world doesn’t need me as much as I would like to believe, and vice versa. And second, I can tell you that being without constant contact isn’t a bad thing. I actually enjoyed it. Thinking about doing it for a day each month. Happy New Year Peeps!

You can reach Ole Slo at oleslo@yahoo.com

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Many thanks to all who supported Tybee’s efforts to collect funds and gifts for the annual Georgia Municipal Associaton Mayor’s Christmas Motorcade. The goal of this effort is to ensure that guests at Georgia Regional Hospital have gifts and supplies that will allow them to have an enjoyable Christmas holiday. Tybee donated more that any other municipality in the coastal region. Thanks to all who helped support this effort! The sidewalk and streetscape project on Butler Avenue is set to begin on January 2nd and take about a month and a half. The project’s goal is replicate what was done on 16th and Strand on Butler between 14th and 16th. This includes wider sidewalks and palm trees on each side of the street. Our business corridor in the south end begins on 14th and many businesses in that two block area can benefit from these improvements. It also will allow us to continue our efforts to improve pedestrian safety as well as the overall look of the island. The project is being funded by a state grant and Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funding that we lobbied for in 2006. The project’s cost will end up being more than we originally expected due to changes made in the design. Originally the project was to place palm trees down the center of the street. This plan was set aside due to some disagreements a majority

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of City Council members had with the plan. In any event, the project is moving forward and I believe will be a major improvement for the south end business district. You may recall that when we completed the south end business district improvements several years ago that there were to be two phases to the project. The first phase was completed. The second phase has yet to be completed. This second phase was to make improvements to the beachfront area between 14th and 16th. It has not yet been completed for a number of reasons: first, the Marine Science Center has plans to move their facility to the north beach parking lot. What happens with that building, it’s parking area and purpose will have an impact on what the City does with phase two; second, funding for a parking lot area is much harder to obtain from grants than are funds for roads and pedestrian portions of existing roads. As mentioned earlier, we received state funding for the Butler project from the state which allowed us to fund the project without dipping into any general funds. My hope is that this phase is ultimately funded and completed. Moving forward with this phase could be done in such a way so as to also solve the long term problem of housing our Ocean Rescue staff. As you know, we have been planning a new public safety facility for several years. We are forecasting a budget of about $3.5 million for this facility. Funding this project was one of the items that was included in our City’s list of projects when voters in our county approved a renewal of the SPLOST a few years ago. After setting aside funds for the next beach renourishment, we will have a total of $5,254,946.80 remaining from our portion of the SPLOST revenue that is currently being collected county-wide. This is based on county estimates of what they project the total collections will be when the tax collections end in December of 2014. It could obviously fluctuate one way or the other. In fact, the original estimate of the total that Tybee was to receive was $8 million. This was then adjusted downward by $1.3 million. This $6.7 million figure is what is being used to come up with the to-the-penny estimate that we are now working with. You may have seen on the news or read in the paper that a group of people approached the City to obtain a permit for a coordinated Orange Crush event. The permit was denied due to some concerns about insurance, the potential impact on businesses, the timing of the event, etc. We do anticipate an event taking place regardless of whether a permit is issued ir not. We will make every effort to make certain that we are sufficiently staffed to handle any issues that may aise as we would for any other event. We also will work with other entities to make sure the beach and surrounding areas are cleaned up. Hve a great January. As always, feel free to contact me should you have any questions, concerns or suggestions. My cell is 844.8427 and email is buelterman@ hotmail.com. Mayor’s Night In is the second Tuesday of every month. Please contact our Clerk or Council Jan Leviner for an appointment at 786.4573.

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Porcelain Art School GA Seminars by the Sea

When GA Seminars by the Sea Porcelain Arts School opened in 2008 it was to fill a gap in the market for Porcelain Painters, fondly called “china painters”. The goal being, classes that would be taught by premier National and International Porcelain Artists, in a beautiful setting. Oceanfront Cottage Rentals provided luxury accommodation with friendly staff, and so with the added bonus of professionally catered food and a very relaxed atmosphere, the venture was launched. What happened though was that word spread, and GA Seminars grew year on year to become the largest and most popular Porcelain Art retreat in the World. Where else can you get up to 19 top class tutors all teaching in the same location, at the same time, with quality food, and superior vacation villas at such an amazing price? In addition, Suzanne Painter, who owns GA Seminars, made the decision to run the first International Online Painting Competition with the amazing prize of an all expenses paid course with one of the top artists, Mary Gosden, USA. Suzanne wanted to promote Porcelain Art worldwide, and the “Go for Gold”, Olympic themed competition resulted in 112 hand painted entries from painters across the globe! The ultimate winner, Bond Malikaew, will claim his prize by joining GA Seminars from Thailand in February 2013. Bond is delighted to be the first winner of the International Online GA Seminars Competition, and says he is looking forward to finding out the theme for the 2013 Competition, which will be announced at Session 1 in February. SESSION 1: Feb 21-26 2013 SESSION 2: Feb 26-March 4 2013 SESSION 3: March 4-8 2013 Cost for this event is $750 (double) or $850 (single) per session, which includes 5 nights luxury, bed and breakfast style accommodation, catered meals, 4 days of class, firing and evening demonstrations. Please note that partners are very welcome at a charge of $400 per session which includes everything except tuition! In addition for 2013, we have exclusive No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

tours between sessions where you can take an air conditioned trolley through the beautiful Historic Savannah District, or join us on the famous Paula Deen Tour. For those who join us on Session 2 be ready for the “Tybee Buccaneer Ball” when we descend on the Crab Shack for fun and frolics with Treasure Chests and costume contests!! Day students are welcomed at a charge of $400 per 4 day session which includes tuition & lunch. Please click here for access to the GA Seminars website which has all the up to date information! http://gaseminarsbythesea.net/ National and International Tutors - 2013 We have 22 of the best tutors in the world joining us for 2013. Our staff includes American teachers from Texas, Oregon, Washington state, California, Vermont, New York, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and International teachers Filipe Pereira from Portugal, Petra and Joerg Kugelmeier from Germany, Tatiana Dallest-Agoritas from Switzerland, and Sylvia Beythoun from UK!! Please click this link which takes you to the full list of tutors, and also shows you the projects they will be teaching! http:// gaseminarsbythesea.net/Artist_Subjects_2013.html If you have any queries then please do get in touch with us! We are happy to answer questions and ensure that your Porcelain Painting stay with us is relaxed, enjoyable and FUN!! Just call Suzanne on (706) 495-6724 for details.

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Welcome to the New Year: A Holiday Recap By Judy O’Neill

Here we go again. Another year is here. With that, of course, brings thoughts of “out with the old and in with the new.” That means I’m doing a little reflecting and some reminiscing about the holidays and auld acquaintance. I enjoy the holidays on Tybee. There is no other place anywhere I know of...not even Key West...where celebrations abound and take on a life of their own the way they do on Tybee. As I was reading one of my Holiday Recaps from several years back while doing extensive “research” for something to write about for this illustrious publication, I realized we still have some of the same celebrations thrown by the same celebrants. The Festivus Celebration was once again thrown by “The Other John and Judy” aboard their yacht docked at Little Tybee. This year’s entertainment included the Sam Adams’ Orchestra with special surprise performances by local artists. Later, guests were treated to a pool party in the back yard of the hosts’ estate near Jack’s Cut. A new event this season was the “Wrap One

up for the Holidays” party at the home of Goddess and Winston. Special invitations were issued that included a rather interesting poem and a roll of plastic wrap. There are photos but I can’t share them. Some things once seen cannot be unseen. And again this year, at my house and others on our block, we honored “Nag Fest.” That’s the one where one member of the family (me) nags one of the other members to please hurry and get the Christmas lights up. “Nag Fest” usually lasts for days and often has two parts. The second part has to do with taking the lights down. Unfortunately, the Reindeer Roundup, formerly sponsored by Roma and her helpers, was once again cancelled. Several of the rowdiest reindeer wranglers were out of town; plus, nobody can remember where they put the rounded up reindeer from several years ago. On a sad note, it seems our lighted reindeer population has dwindled. (And, no, I don’t think the coyote was involved.) The Fourteenth Street Light Dance that started in 2005 is no more. That’s the gathering where everyone stopped at that intersection, tuned into the same radio station, got out of their cars, and danced until the light turned green. Consideration had been given to moving the event to Campbell and 80 and calling it the Post Office Prom, but that was just too much trouble. I think maybe the Tour de Lights has taken its place anyway. It’s much easier to dance around a bicycle at any intersection and bikes with lights are quite festive. Plus, this year we had The End of the World Party...a party to end all parties...or so we thought, but we’re still here. Evidently the sacrifices worked. Another new event in the works was the One Million Years B.C. Party in front of the Sadowsky dinosaur, but a bunch of us got in fight about who’d get to wear that skimpy Raquel Welch costume from the movie and which guy had the biggest club so we just called that off, opened a bottle of wine, and sat and watched cars stop to look. All the food and drink happenings still happened. If there’s food, I will be there! I had invitations once again to the Nog Fog, the Grin and Beer It, The Fruits Eat Cake Party, and the Chock Full of Chocolates Social. In addition to these, we had the first annual Carnival of Friends Coyote Cookoff, Rock Your Ramen Roundup, Chili and Bare It, Fatty and I Know It, Figgy Pudding Splash, and Jiggle your Jell-O parties. If I failed to mention any other outstanding Tybee Holiday Celebrations or if you have some new ideas, let me know. Just think...the holidays are less than twelve months away. Start planning now. HAPPY NEW YEAR! 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 with Tybee Island Realty since 1989. She can be reached for comment at tybeechick@aol.com.

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Building Setback Ordinances 1911

any of the provisions of the foregoing sections they shall upon conviction in the Mayors Court of the Town of Tybee shall be fined in a sum not exceeding $100.00 or be imprisoned not more than 30 days or both – and in addition thereto the building or structure erected in violation of the ordinance shall be pulled down and removed by the Chief of Police of the Town of Tybee, and all expenses incurred in so doing shall be borne by the owner of the lot upon which said building, structure, improvement, or addition has been erected or built. “Section 5. That any ordinance or parts of ordinances, particularly that certain ordinance prohibiting the construction of buildings in said Town within 20 ft of each other, passed April 24th 1911 [see below] be and same are hereby repealed.” While not explained in the minutes, apparently the setback ordinance passed at the meeting of April 24th 1911 (see my article in the October Breeze – if this is of great interest to you!) drew some quick protest from lot owners. It set the minimum 20 ft setback from any other structure, not from the property line. So Neighbor A could build right up to his property line so long as no structure was closer than 20 feet. When Neighbor B comes along to build his house, he would have to stay 20 feet from his divide line with A. If Neighbor C had also built on his property line before B started, poor B would be limited to a house no more than 20 feet wide since Tybee lots are typically 60 feet wide. At least the repealed ordinance would have led to a housing boom on Tybee as well as some neighborly squabbles or worse.

Last month’s article covered the first part of the lengthy Council meeting of June 12, 1911. At that meeting a major ordinance was adopted to establish minimum distances between buildings. The main purpose for this ordinance was to reduce fire damages due to house fires jumping to adjacent structures. “The following ordinance was read the first time and by unanimous consent read a second time and passed. “An ordinance to establish fire limits of the Town of Tybee; to provide distances between buildings within such limits; and to provide methods of obtaining permits for the construction of buildings and for other purposes. “Be it ordained by the Mayor and Councilman of the Town of Tybee in Council assembled: “Section 1. The fire limits of the Town of Tybee shall be included within the following boundaries to wit – Tilton Avenue on the north [used to exist one block north of the big bend] – Tybee Inlet on the south [now ‘Back River’] – Second Ave on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. “Section 2. From and after the passage of this ordinance, no building or structure shall be built, erected, or constructed on any lot within said fire limits nearer than ten (10) feet of the boundary lines of any such lot except the line which borders and divides any such lot from any street. This prohibition applies to any improvements or additions made upon any building or structure now erected. This prohibition shall not apply however to any building or structure which may be Bernie Goode has been writing for the Breeze for seven years. hereafter erected or constructed within said fire limits of Readers with questions or comments are encouraged to write Berni fire proof materials. at berniegoode@gmail.com “Section 3. All persons desiring to build or construct any building or structure of any character whatsoever shall apply for permission to so construct or erect to the Mayor and Councilmen of the Town of Tybee and no building or structure shall be begun until written permission to so erect or build such structure or building shall have been obtained from said Mayor and Council. This provision shall also apply to improvements and additions to be made to any existing building or structure. All applications for permission to build or construct any such building or structure within said fire limits or to make improvements or additions to any existing building or structure shall be in writing and shall fully inform said Mayor and Council of the general character of the work intended to be done and the material to be used. “Section 4. If any person or persons shall violate No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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Did you let your Jingle jiggle too much over the Holidays? Well, as our Marquee said “Happy New Rear”! The Tybee YMCA can help with your New Year’s Resolutions of improving your health. Starting January 1st-31st take advantage of our $0 Joining Fee and No Contract Membership Special. We have a variety membership types that will surely fit your needs. January 7th is Tybee YMCA Membership Appreciation Day. Our Welcome Center staff and Membership Director will be greeting all our Members with healthy snacks, Giveaways and some more healthful treats. Come see us to celebrate being a part of Team Tybee YMCA! There will be a YEEPIES meeting for our active seniors on January 10th @ 10am in Room 6 of the old school annex. Also, take advantage of the FREE Health Fair on January 11th in the Gymnasium from 1-6pm. Leah Sparks, program director, has put this wonderful

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event together including: Skin screenings, BMI, weight, b l o o d pressure, blood sugar testing and so much more. Please come join us as you use one of your perks in being a YMCA member or part of Tybee c o m m u n i t y. January 18th will be Skate night from 6-9pm and the theme will be “SPY at the Y”. Come help us figure out the mystery and help us kick off our Priceless Gifts Campaign for raising funds to benefit financial assistance for Tybee residents. The YMCA never turns anyone away due to inability to pay, and we stand behind this creed. Happy New Year!

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We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Tybee Island was pleased to welcome many visitors to the island during the month of December for Lights on for Tybee, the Tybee Island Christmas Parade, the Jane Coslick Holiday Cottage Tour and the many other festive events throughout the month. November 2012 was a busy month at the Tybee Visitor’s Center. For the month visitation was up 24% from November 2011. As of the end of November 2012, the number of visitors to the Tybee Visitor’s Center was up 34% from last year. Thank you to all of our staff in the Tybee Visitor’s Center who do such a great job serving our visitors to the island and congratulations on such a successful year! We’re pleased to share that the fall in Love with Tybee sweepstakes promotion that ran from September 2nd – October 26th received very good results. Our total sweepstakes entries came in at 9,292 compared to the 6,205 we received in 2011. When people registered for the sweepstakes we asked them to sign up for our monthly events e-newsletter so we can continue to keep Tybee Island top in their minds when considering a vacation destination. We received 4,982 new e-mail addresses to add to our distribution list. Many people also requested to have Tybee Island Vacation Planners mailed to them and we fulfilled a little over 6,000 requests. We launched a new look for FallinLovewithTybee.com which better highlighted our sponsors and made it more user friendly which paid off. The unique visitors to the site increased by 23% from 2011. Now that 2013 is upon us we’re looking forward to putting on our purple, green, and gold to celebrate

the 5th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee on February 8th & 9th. The Mardi Gras Tybee Parade will be held on Sat. February 9th at 2pm and the Street Party will be held at Tybrisa Street and Butler Avenue from 12noon-6pm that day featuring live Zydeco music and street performers. For more information on Mardi Gras Tybee please visit MardiGrasTybee.com where we’ll be updating it with all the latest news about the event. Have a great Tybee day! Lindsay Fruchtl Marketing Director lindsay@tybeevisit.com Casey Slone Special Events Manager cslone@tybeevisit.com Kim Webster Operations & Sales Manager kwebster@tybeevisit.com

Drink Of The Month HURRICANE Ingredients:

1/2 cup ice 2 fluid ounces light rum 2 fluid ounces passion fruit flavored syrup 1 cup lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage 1 ounce lime juice 1 fluid ounce 151 proof rum

Instructions: In a shaker, combine ice, light rum, passion fruit syrup, lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage and lime juice. Shake well and pour mixture into a Hurricane or other large specialty glass. Float the 151 proof rum on top of the drink. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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Happy New Year from the Tybee Post Theater! We hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season! For those of you who took the Plunge on January 1st, we’re glad you were able to join us to ring in the New Year! And, most of all, thank you again for supporting the Tybee Post Theater. We are happy to report that we have made great progress in the renovation of

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the theater in the last couple of months. As you can see from the pictures, walls have gone up to form the men’s and women’s restrooms, the concession stand and a vestibule between the lobby and the auditorium. Next we will be installing countertops and fixtures in the restrooms and the concession area, painting the walls and putting the final touches in the lobby and surrounding areas. We expect this phase to be completed very soon! We are also continuing our efforts to secure funding to begin the next phase of construction, which includes electrical upgrades and heat and air conditioning in the main auditorium. The 2013 Tybee Wine Festival will take place April 10-14. Going into its fifth year, the Festival will feature an array of scrumptious wine and culinary events. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 1 at TybeeWineFestival.com. Don’t forget - our website - TybeePostTheater. org - is available 24/7! There you can buy or renew your membership, purchase an engraved brick or star, sign up to be a volunteer or simply show your support by making a donation. And, if you haven’t done so already, please be sure to sign up for our mailing list so that you can be updated on all upcoming Tybee Post Theater events!

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By Carolyn Jurick The Tybee Island Maritime Academy (TIMA) wishes you a Happy New Year! It will be a great year for us as we prepare to open our doors in August! We turned in the Implementation Grant to Savannah-Chatham School System (SCSS) and from there it will go to the State Department! The grant will help with the numerous start-up costs associated with opening a school. On Jan. 5 TIMA will participate in the Student Expo with SCSS. This will be a time for parents to come by and see what the school is about, the curriculum, the special programs, etc. The website will be up and running in January. At that time we will be accepting principal applications. Teacher applications will be online by Feb. 15, 2013. (www.tybeeislandmaritimeacademy.com) We will have an open house for students and parents on Tue., Jan. 29th from 5-7 pm. Follow us on Facebook, or sign up for emails, to find out more details. Come and see what a “wonderful world it will be!� The Governing Board meets the third Mon. of each month. The next meeting is Mon., Jan. 21st at 7pm at City Hall. As always, the meetings are open to all. Thank you for all of the support you have given in the endeavor! Tybee Beautification members and guests boarded the Oglethorpe trolley for the annual residential light judging on December 12, 2012. Even though it was raining it lifted our spirits when we announced each winner and saw the surprised faces. Each winner was awarded a poinsettia. We had lots of fun singing carols, sharing holiday snacks and viewing the beautiful decorations on our lovely Tybee Island. Brad & John - 5 Fifth Avenue Bette & Donna Stafford - 705 Wrenwood Maria Theresa Woodward - Second Avenue Dicky Mopper - 1115 Jones Avenue Eddie & Lisa Dean - 202 12th Street Frances Spirides - 15 12th Street Debbie Pagan - 155 Lewis Avenue Sean & Mary Ann Joyce and Cally & Jeff 407 Miller Lane Jodee & Cheryl Sadowski - 1216 US Hwy 80 Tina Gann & Shelley Ainsworth - Eagles Nest

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balaclava for around thirty dollars. The ladies like ear bands so their hair stays in order. Catching fish during our sort winter Gloves are a hard one to is easy, staying warm doing it is figure out, still have not found the another thing. Over the years I‘ve perfect pair, but you got to have learned a few things about fishing them for the boat ride. Water proof in January and February. First if you and wind resistant are key words think you have enough clothes on to look for when shopping. Just you don’t. Second bring a few extras Google cold weather gloves, there because if you don’t, someone who are thousands to choose from. didn’t bring gloves will be wearing Outer wear tops everything yours. off and again water proof and wind A good base layer is critical, resistant are the keys words. I wear I like Under Armor cold gear it’s Bass Pros 100 mile per hour bibs very warm, comfortable and does and jacket, dry and warm. Check not make your skin itch. There out snowboard bibs in off season are varying degrees of protection for good deals on closeouts. A float Pat Todd caught some nice reds offered, keep in mind the warmer the coat which also serves as a personal on a cool Dec. day. base the less you have to wear over floatation device is also a very good it. Keeping down the bulk makes choice for your top layer, they start casting easier. at 150 dollars and River Supply in Spare no money when it Thunderbolt always has them in comes to socks guys, cold feet stock. make for a long day on the water. All this adds up price wise, Spending twenty bucks on a good so shop smart, and build your winter pair of Merino wool blend socks gear collection so cold weather will make you happy, happy, happy. fishing is fun. The wool blend keeps my feet dryer Speaking of cold weather as they wick the moisture away fishing we are going to be catching from your skin. I’ve never tried the big redfish and going after some neoprene but lots of people like sheepshead inshore this month. them. The reds are bunched up and Oney Hudson and his grandson Water proof boots are a with a mess of trout! easy targets now, we’ll be throwing must to cover those socks. I have spoons, gulp baits and mud a leather boating boot made by Sperry, but they minnows at um. I like the big mud crabs during the stopped making it. You can check out some sailing cold months for the giant sheepshead around the foul weather gear web sites and find some really structure. nice boots. I just picked up a pair of white insulated Stay warm and I’ll see ya in that cold river! neoprene boat boots, they look like shrimping boots Capt. Stan but with non-skid bottoms, and that’s important. About the Captain: Captain Stan Allen (alias Fred) owns They also keep the toes nice and toasty. & operates Marshland Inshore Fishing Adventures, a local Don’t forget the head and neck gear, I use a guide service that runs out of Chimney Creek Marina (The variety of hats and neck wraps. Beanies, Balaclavas Crab Shack), on Tybee Island. Captain Stan has been a Tybee which is a full cover for head and neck protection, resident for over 28 years. Stan is a professional redfish angler for www.Skinnywaterproducts.com and a pro staff member looks like a firefighters nomex hood, which I also at www.power-pole.com. Contact info: 912-786-5943 ~ www. use, they are very warm. Columbia has a nice marshlandadventures.com. E-mail captstans@bellsouth.net. 16

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Dear Fran, OMG! I need help. I really did think the world would end last month like the Mayans said it would so I maxed out my credit cards and spend almost everything in my savings account. Now what??? I’m still here and so are the bills. Whatever shall I do? Spending Diva Dear S.D. Well, sugar. Looks like you’re in big trouble and have fallen off your own fiscal cliff. I suggest you leave the country and head on down to Cozumel and sell trinkets to tourists while you regroup. Leave at night, Fran               Dear Fran, I made seven New Year’s resolutions and I’ve managed to keep everyone so far. I must share with you what they were and how I’ve been so successful so that I can serve as an inspiration to your many readers. My resolutions were to drink more, eat more, spend more, relax more, cuss more, party more, and worry less. The point is, in my opinion, you must know your limitations before you make your resolutions. Resolutely, Sy Cologist Dear Sy, No wonder you fit in on Tybee so well. I made the exact same resolutions myself. Thanks! Fran               Dear Fran, Oh Oh. My husband found the Christmas present I bought for my boyfriend. So, I had to give it to him instead. Now, my boyfriend is mad with me because I didn’t have time to buy him anything. Do you think I could give him like a New Year’s Present instead and make him think I had planned it that way all along? Stressed, Consuela DaHoe Dear Consuela, I think that’s an excellent idea. And, things are on sale now so you’ll save money at the same time. Such an intelligent decision! Sincerely, Fran No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

Dear Fran, I’ve got a crush on you. I know we’ve never met but your way with words turns me on like nothing has ever before. Do you think we might meet somewhere for drinks soon? I promise to be a gentleman at all times. I just need to see you face to face. Please say yes, Lost Without You Dear Lost Without You, NO. (Nice try, Fred Van Flanders. I know this is you.) Give up! Fran               Dear Fran, Uncle Jimbo came to stay with us for a few days during the holidays. I always have to give up my room for him when he comes to stay with us. I don’t think that’s fair. Plus, he leaves weird things behind. This year I found a Playboy magazine, a box of something labeled Trojan, a 20 dollar bill and a picture of the lady who lives across the street. Here’s my question. Can I keep all this stuff or do I have to tell my mother? (I REALLY want to keep the Playboy.) Don’t know what to do, Little Johnny Dear Little Johnny, Keep the Playboy magazine. Give the rest of the stuff to your mother and see what she says. Boys will be boys, Fran You can write me anytime you like at FranVanFlanders@aol.com

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Welcome to 2013…..let’s celebrate with Wine and Roses…!

on Tybee in a loving nurturing family and thank my Mom and Dad for taking the time to try and understand my potential and coax it to its fullest expression. Also I do find myself looking at places on Tybee wondering what it was like when, for example, they were building the gun batteries, moving all of those huge granite slabs into place and covering them in concrete or building the lighthouse or the old wooden jetties that radiated out into the Atlantic to try and harness Mother Nature. However, like many of my fellow aging friends I don’t feel as though I have to hasten the “steady, inevitable decline” and I have some suggestions for those that would like to keep the synapses firing in the brain. The first thing to do is to get an iPhone, throw away the flip phone and don’t be intimidated by technology. The iPhone has what are called app’s. that can open up all sorts of ways to stimulate your brain. Some of my favorites are: MARINE TRACKER – it allows you to identify any ship coming and going up and down the Savannah River or for that matter anywhere in the world NIGHT SKY – you just hold it up facing the sky and it identifies the planets, stars and satellites iTUNES U – gives you access to thousands of online books, videos, college courses VOICE MEMOS – allows you to record notes to yourself, lectures, video dialogue, etc. YOU TUBE – watch videos on your phone on any and every subject you can imagine One of the other things you can do, once you’re reached the age of 62 years is go back to college for free. Yes that’s right Georgia has a program for seniors that allows you to attend class at any public college or university (depending on availability) for $0.00 tuition…! Oh, I almost for got about the Roses part. There is a video on You Tube that shows you how to make multicolor Roses. So no excuses for not slowing down the “steady, inevitable decline”, get up to speed with the technology, open your eyes and explore the beauty, history and mystery all around us. For links to my favorite movies, You Tube videos or age 62 college tuition, go to my blog listed below.

As this New Year begins I find myself daydreaming about the year just past and the years before it. It’s during the Christmas and New Year holidays that I find or take the time to reflect, remember and revisit; family, friends, memorable books and movies. This year is no exception and as I sat around in my pajamas one rainy afternoon my thoughts turned to one of my favorite movies. So I searched through my used DVD library (Goodwill is a great source for used, cheap DVD’s…!) and found the object of my attention. It’s not the special effects, action or plot that I find compelling in this movie and the main characters are not folks that you would want your children to use as role models. Still I find it loaded up on my DVD player a few times each year. The bumbling intellectual, unsuccessful writer, wine connoisseur and his two-bit actor, womanizer friend are only likeable because of their shortcomings. But there is one scene where the “grape nut” is asked to describe why he so into Pinot…? “I don’t know…. I don’t know….it’s a hard grape to grow.…it’s thin skinned, temperamental, ripens early…. it’s not a survivor, like Cabernet, that you can just grow anywhere and thrive even when it’s neglected….no Pinot needs constant care and attention….in fact it can only grow in these really specific little tucked away corners of the world….and only the most patient and nurturing of growers can do it….only somebody that really takes the time to understand Pinot’s potential can then coax it into it’s fullest expression….then it’s flavors they’re the most haunting and brilliant, thrilling and subtle and ancient on the planet” Then he asks his “date” what got her interested in wine…? “I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing, how the sun was shining, if it rained….I like to think about all the people who tended and picked the grapes and if it’s an old wine, how many must be dead by now….I like how wine continues to evolve….like if I opened a bottle of wine today it would taste different than if I opened it up any other day…. because a bottle of wine is actually alive and it’s Remember: “If you’re lucky enough to live on Tybee, constantly evolving and gaining complexity….that is until you’re lucky enough…! it peaks….then it begins it’s steady, inevitable decline” If you have any comments please go to my blog (listed below), Now there are some humorous interludes and sign up or send me an email and leave your, comments, one spectacular scene where the two-bit actor’s love complaints, etc…! Tommy Thompson, a sales associate with Cora Bett Thomas Realty, a real estate development consultant and interest takes out her fury on him, but it’s the dialogue photographer, lives on Tybee Island. You can follow Tommy on like that above that sticks with me. “the view from the beach” at: http://thompsonatlantic. I was lucky enough to grow up (a work in progress) his blogblogspot.com/ Email: thomasfstop@gmail.com.

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Had the Mayan Calendar been correct, you wouldn’t be reading this right now. Therefore, you can’t always trust history, but you can learn from it. They and Zack was serving up said humanity was done in 2000, then again in 2012… some kick ass shooters whatever. Here on Tybee, “We’re not right. We just for my home-girl Kelly D. took two lefts to get wrong,” according to Chris and me. Solomon. In other words, we’ll be okay in 2013. Edwina, Sissy, and The holiday season Katie Love were enjoying was a frenzy of parties the beautiful weather on as the Island lit up for the deck at Marlin’s for the season. Annette and the benefit for Secret Gene were down front Santa. for the lighting of the Yes, Kim tree. Some of these and Amy dressed Christmas parties will be given a NOD, but no pictorial evidence exists because my camera conveniently stopped working as soon as we hit Little like this on purpose for Tybee Tybee! Joey and Amy Artworks Christmas Party. Don arrived at the Wind Continued page 20 Rose from Mike and Sara’s Saran Wrap party as “Little Timmy” and the “Ghost of Christmas Presents,” according to Amy. Mike and Randy decorated the “Best Little Ho, Ho, House on Tybee.” They claim it is the most awesome bachelor pad on the Island.

Nicki took the term “getting high” to a whole new level. The POO tree was so huge that it required a lift to get it decorated! George was in the spirit at North Beach Grill,

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Doyle came as Farmer Brown. The bicycle Tour de Lights began at AJ’s with an entire herd of reindeer, sexy elves, and Grinches. All proceeds went to the Rising Tyde Food Bank.

and Cheri are one beautiful item. Daniel, just for the record, Tybee loves you, and don’t you forget it!!! Whoever thinks JFO doesn’t have big balls had better think again. Represent, girl. You never know who you might see at Marshside Mama’s on Daufuski. This was a truly pleasant day island hopping with some friends!

Have I told you lately that I love G e o r g i a Moving right along to the Kyle? He now teaches meditation subject of Tybee’s new and and relaxation therapy at “The hottest power couple…Daniel Spirit Center.” He is taking appointments, and his office is located in downtown Savannah. Check out his website at www.thespiritcenter.us. Congratulations to Bethany and Steve on their recent wedding. I understand all the Tybee Time Girls had a great time on their cruise. William with one grand child in hand, just welcomed another! His name is William Bonner Jones. All these new babies are soooo sweet. Mike and Lara Hall just welcomed a new daughter, as did Bonnie Ates. Travis and Lisa Williams also have a new addition, Baby Andrew. It’s a Tybee Baby Boom! Good luck to you all! Magic Mike night at the Poo was another hilarious event in a long line of insane

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for some of us! Tommy and Miss Ellie, the owner of the Crow Bar, were at the Quarter having a frosty adult beverage. Miss Ellie, you are so beautiful!

adventures. What will those devious minds think of next? In addition to half naked men on the screen, Chris and the ubiquitous Eric Dunn served shots and squirted their bodies with whip cream. That would be just a normal Wednesday

Tybee Baby Boom Johanna Louise Hall November 14th, 2012 ~ 6 lb 12 oz Proud Parents Mike & Lara Hall

William Bonner Jones December 1st, 2012 9 lb 12 oz Proud Parents David & Elizabeth Jones

Big Roma and Little Roma are pictured here having a cocktail at Fannie’s. The Queen Kady Belle Phillips recently celebrated her 81st December 6th, 2012 birthday. Ask Roma about 6lb 15 oz her singing (not sagging) Proud Parents Sheldon Phillips & breasts!!! I know NOTHING, as usual. Jessie Barlow Phillips Here is Spillage again, with his sister and Leland Hayes IV cousins. Bubba left December 8th, 2012 ~ 7lbs 4oz quite a legacy. I Proud Parents Lee & Tiffany Hayes love you guys! Jen (of Latitude 32 fame) was hanging out with some real Tybee men. Tommy Clark is a real Statesboro man, as well! Lauri hates Tom Brady, but probably not as bad as he hates himself after the San Josie Ates Francisco game! December 11th, 2012 Tuesday night is OPEN MIKE night 7 lbs 11oz at the Poo. Come hang out with Delaine and me and a colorful cast Proud Parent Bonnie Ates of characters. You never know which cool musician might show up. Remember to bust your buddies Andrew Williams out for “We’ll Make You Famous,” Parents Lisa & Travis and email it to sundi@tybeebreeze. Williams Still Awaitng com. See you next month. Stay Arrival Breezy. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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Welcome to the New Year! My first order of business is to thank all the members of the American Legion and Sons of the American Legion as well as the Ladies Auxiliary who helped make 2012 a great success in our Legion family. The Christmas party for the children of Tybee was wonderful! Over 60 children received gifts from Santa. The hard work of the Ladies Auxiliary is appreciated by all. The joy on the children’s faces was apparent. We will not be doing the chicken dinner this month because of the way the holidays fall on the calendar. We will be starting a series of fun events to raise money for a much needed roof. Our first event will be a dance to be held on Saturday, January the 12th, 7:00pm till 11:00pm. The band is High Velocity, playing new country, rock and everything in between….50’s 60’s 70’s and 80’s. All funds will be going to our roof fund. The cost will be a donation of $3.00 at the door. Please come and help support the roof fund, while having a great time. Look for flyers with more information! Beginning in February, we are asking all members to bring their membership cards when they come to the Legion. We want to help make sure we are in compliance with the America Legion and that everyone has a current card. We are looking forward to an exciting 2013 with lots of great things happening at our Post 154. The annual SAL Super Bowl party will be on

Sunday, February 3, 2012. Doors will open at 5:00pm Please join us to watch the game on our 100” big screen TV!! Details will be posted on our website and on flyers around Tybee. We continue to look and encourage new membership opportunities!! Veterans are anyone, male or female, that have served during time of conflict. There are many folks since World War II, Korea, Vietnam that are veterans, such as serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Desert Storm, and other conflicts. We need you! If you are not a veteran, but any male member of your family served in the military you may join the Sons of the American Legion. Please join our ranks in the Legion, the Sons of the American Legion, or the Ladies Auxiliary. Call the Post (786-5356) for information Remember, the chicken dinners will be held the first Thursday of each month, 5pm-7pm, cost is $8. The SAL fish fry is held the third Thursday of each month, 5pm-7pm, cost is $8.00 Bingo is on Fridays at 8:00pm. Cards go on sale at 7:15pm. The Legion and Auxiliary meet on the second Monday of each month, with social hour (and food) starting at 6:00pm. The meeting is at 7:00pm. The Sons of the American Legion meet the third Monday of each month at 7:00pm, social hour at 6:00pm. As always the canteen opens at 5:00pm every day except Sunday. We close on Sundays unless there is a special event

Hello Auxiliary Members and Breeze readers, Goodbye 2012! (Thank you “Ladies” for all of your hard work) Welcome 2013!!! What a Great Holiday Season for all!!! We rejoice in the many opportunities we have here in the Auxiliary to support the Veterans and Community projects on the island. The recent Children’s Christmas Party and Santa’s visit to the island nursing home are a couple of the seasonal programs this past month. We have also provided support to the Fresh Aire Home, the Rising TYde Food Pantry, Lewis Aveune Halloween candy, Soilder Boxes (Anita Woodard mailed 15!!) and many others that make our work an important part of

Tybee life. All of these project and many more are possible because of the work of members in fundraisers like the bingo food on Friday night. We share the Friday’s with SAL. Both organizations are delighted to announce the official “Legion Burger” on the bingo menu. If you haven’t eaten one of our burgers you might want to try one. We have already had many compliments on the burger so far!! We ask that you share special thoughts for improved health for one of our Auxiliary Officers, Vivian Austin.

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Jeff is known for his profound thought and quick wit. He has many friends that love and respect him. His drinking headquarters is Benny’s. Tavern Jeff’s New Year’s Resolution

for 2013 “I want to be better next year than I will this year.” We could not share all the people who have New Year’s Resolution to stop

smoking “I will quit Smoking, again” Benny and Jan’s daughter Sarah as well as Tess, and Alan owner of AJ’s. The electric cigarettes may help. Tybee’s handsome retired postman Michael has a unique New Year’s Resolution “I will pay all my bills using the US Postal Service, so I can protect my retirement.” I think you all should use the postal service not just to protect our friend Michael, but we will lose what we don’t use. Charlie is looking wonderful these days. Sexy diamond studded earring in left ear. He has a new swagger. He appears very happy and peaceful. New Year’s Resolution- “ Stay Alive another Year.” Retired city employee Roger “Dodger” continues to work each day at various activities. Roger shares the bounty of grapefruit from his trees with his friends. I am a witness that the fruit is sweet, but a little seedy. But I love the fruit and use the seeds at home to flavor water. Roger proudly admits that he is in a relationship. His New Year’s Resolution - “I will attend church more.” Tybee has a new charming breakfast cafe. Mogo’s Uptown Continued page 24

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Cafe located on the North end next to Huc-a-Poos. Owned by the beautiful Maureen Gritzmaker and Chef Bobby King. They open at 6:30am-noon for breakfast six days a week. Plus available for lattes, cappuccinos, espressos and sweets served until 3pm. We recently had breakfast there; The food was fresh and delicious. The decor is priceless, vibrant landscape paintings done by Tybee artist Ann Jackson (may she rest in peace). Go see Maureen and Bobby, take a friend Mogo Uptown Cafe quirky way to start the day. Karen Reese is the Tybee City Employee of the Year. Karen has worked for the city for 5 years she is Faculty Coordinator. Join me in congratulating Karen in a job well done. Julia Pearce, Village Observer; Contributor to The Breeze since 2002. Available for weddings, blessings and readings. ebonyhag@ aol.com 912-414-0809

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peppers salt to taste Tabasco to taste 1 to 2 tbsp. file’ powder (only if not using okra) Steaming hot long grain rice

SEAFOOD GUMBO for Mardi Gras or Super Bowl The premier soup of Cajun country, seafood gumbo, is known worldwide as the dish to seek out when visiting South Louisiana. There are as many recipes for this soup as there are people who cook it. The word gumbo comes from an African word for okra, kigombo, which shows how important an ingredient okra was in early gumbo recipes. There are still debates for what exactly makes up a traditional gumbo. Some cooks believe anything without okra is not a gumbo, while some of the most popular gumbo recipes today do not call for it. Gumbo originated in Southern Louisiana, where okra was easy to grow. Thus it became a typical thickening agent for gumbo recipes. However, that has been replaced with gumbo file and roux. Roux is basically a mixture of flour and butter (or lard), while file’ is a powdered form of dried sassafras leaves. Both of these ingredients are used in a traditional Cajun gumbo, along with chicken and sausage. However all gumbos should contain the trinity; onion, celery and bell pepper. Throw in your favorite ingredients, like parsley, hot peppers, tomatoes, sausage, chicken or any kind of meat, and you’ve got one delicious gumbo. This makes enough for 8 main course meals. Ingredients: 5 Qts. chicken stock (preferably homemade) 1-1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 cup of oil 1 chicken, cut into 8 pieces 1 to 1-1/2 pounds andouille sausage, sliced about a1/4 inch thick, sliced on the bias (you may substitute hot or mild smoked sausage if andouille is not available. 4 lbs. shrimp peeled and deveined 6 blue crabs, cleaned, broken in half and claws pulled off (or 1-1/2 lbs. backfin white crabmeat). 3 lbs. okra, sliced (leave out if you don’t care for it) 2 onions chopped 1 bunch scallions with tops, chopped 2 green bell peppers, chopped 5 ribs celery, chopped several cloves garlic, minced 3 bay leaves 1 bunch parsley, chopped Creole seasoning to taste or black, white and cayenne No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

How to make it: For the roux: Blend flour and oil thoroughly in a thick skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring CONSTANTLY, BEING VERY CAREFUL NOT TO BURN IT! If you see black bits in the roux, you’ve screwed it up. Dump it out and start over. Keep cooking and stirring until the roux gets darker and darker (dark golden to chocolate). It’s best to use an iron skillet to make roux. With a good cast iron Dutch oven or skillet, you should have a beautiful dark roux in about 20 mins. You should turn the heat down or off as the roux nears the right color, because the heat from the pan will continue cooking it. You can also add your onions, bell pepper, and celery as it’s near the end of cooking to stop the cooking process and to soften the vegetables (this is the way I like to do it). Keep stirring until the roux cools some and then add the roux to the hot stock. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with Creole seasoning (your choice) and brown in the oven. Slice the sausage and brown, pouring off all the fat (especially if you’re using fresh Creole hot sausage). Sauté the onions, green onions, bell pepper, and celery if you haven’t already added them to the roux, and add to the stock. Add the chicken and sausages. Add the bay leaves and Creole seasoning or ground peppers to taste and stir. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to a barely bubbling simmer, let simmer for about 45 minutes. Keep tasting and adjusting seasonings as the flavors will develop while cooking. Add the okra and cook another 30 minutes or so. Make sure the ropiness or stringiness from the okra is gone. Add the parsley and crab halves and claws if you’re using them, cook 15 minutes more. If you are not using hard shell crab, add the picked crabmeat now. Add the shrimp last and cook another 6-8 minutes until shrimp are just done. Be careful not to over cook the shrimp. If there is any fat on the surface of the gumbo, try to skim off as much as possible. Serve generous amounts over about 1/2 cup of rice. Remember rice goes in the bowl first. You may, if you like, sprinkle a small amount of gumbo file’ in your individual serving for a little more flavor and dig in! This recipe will make about 20 appetizer portions. Hope you enjoy making and eating this wonderful New Orleans dish. Hope you enjoy, Chef Espy Sighs or Moans ~ chefespy@bellsouth.net 25 Tybee Breeze


some financial institutions’ terminology) of 785 or above. These are the people who are constantly solicited by credit card companies. This is one way to informally monitor your credit rating...simply by the number of credit card solicitations you receive. But there are better ways, the best one being that you have the right, by law, to receive your credit report from each of the three credit bureaus once a year. To request your credit report is a good thing to do too because it allows you to check on the possibility of fraud that may have occurred in one of your accounts, or in an account attributed to If asked, “do you have good credit,” how would you you that you didn’t open, and for mistakes. Credit answer? Do you know how the three credit bureaus bureaus, after all, are not perfect. Go to www. (Equifax, Experian, and Transunion) rate you on annualcreditreport.com to make a request. their credit scales? Do you know what factors in Guess what’s the most important factor in your credit history affect your credit score? You should because, if you’re like most of us, you will your credit score? It’s paying your loans and credit need to access credit at some point - for a car, for a card bills on time and in full. This one is so obvious home, for your child’s college, or for any number of some people never consider it as a factor. Along other reasons. And the better your score, the lower with this go judgments and liens. your interest rate. You also must be using credit and owe A company named Fair Isaac created the money on things financed differently, like a house, FICO credit scoring system, the scale of which a car, and two or more credit cards. Some people runs from 300 to 850. Roughly 25% of people with are surprised to find they have a low credit score credit scores are in the highest tier (“A” or “A+” in when they apply for a loan, knowing they’ve never done anything wrong, but possibly because they haven’t had a loan in a long time or, in the case of younger borrowers especially, they never have had any kind of credit. Lenders like to see a good credit history so they’ll know you can manage debt.

Are You Credit Worthy?

“Credit utilization” is another important factor. What this means is having unused credit available. For example, if you have two credit cards and they each have a $5,000 credit limit, it’s best to use no more than about $1,500 on each card. That’s a total of $3,000 out of $10,000 and is below the threshold where lenders become concerned that you already have too much debt to service when you apply for a new loan. It also helps to be old enough, let’s call it middle-aged, to have had credit opportunities. Credit bureaus like to see accounts, like credit card or mortgage loan accounts, that you’ve had open for a considerable length of time. So live below your means, know your credit score and protect it, and have some fun along the way. Contact me at pefipl69@yahoo.com if you have any questions. PFP 26

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Cox Termite and Pest Control Service and Management A few questions have been asked pertaining to the monthly pest articles that we thought you would like addressed. We are sure many of you have given some thought of how our pest Control Company and technicians operate behind the scenes. First of all, we are given ‘strict’ guidelines and standards that are to be followed as per state regulations and state codes. We are required to attend many seminars and accumulate a certain number of continuing education hours furthering our pest control knowledge and safety on a regular basis. The seminars that we attend not only supply us with valuable information but expose us to many experienced seasoned speakers whom are very interesting and informative. Another plus of our seminars are several introductions of updated products that are available to the industry. We also attend regular inoffice safety meetings concerning things such as driving habits, school zone times, and any and all regulated products and procedures. This is vital information that not only helps the company and technicians, but keeps us in check with the whole industry and industry standards. We then can in turn, use this information along with our experience to service our customers with a better understanding of the type of pest control situation they may be experiencing. Our office personnel are very well versed in handing customer calls, as well as potential problem customer calls as they are up to date with all of your questions and what your problem pests may be. The technician specialist in that type of pest control will then return the customer’s call promptly and timely. All of these factors are designed for us to be the most productive and professional pest control service we can be for our customer’s service and satisfaction as well as safety. The management and staff of Cox Pest Control wishes to thank everyone for a great year and wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year!

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Tybee Island Garden Club wishes you a Happy New Year! Hope your trips to the Recycling Center are more pleasant in 2013. In October 2012 we planted 170 Muhly grasses and replaced some Wax Myrtles and Oleanders. Thank you to Joe and Sandy with The City of Tybee who coordinated with our project leader, Twila Davis, to complete this landscaping project. Thank you also to our faithful, generous donors.

We also wish to thank all of you who shopped with us at our Holiday Fundraiser in December. Darell Armstrong won the raffle of our delicious Red Velvet Cake, baked by our very own Joyce Johnson. Mrs. Armstrong is seen here accepting their prize. All proceeds from our Holiday sale will go toward making Tybee Island even more beautiful! Our Facebook Page (Tybee Island Garden Club) is under construction; you can also reach us at: tybeegardenclub@yahoo.com

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My husband & I come to Tybee at least twice a year. We always stay in pet friendly rental cottages because we have Chihuahuas. While we were there in October for Pirate Fest, our 14 year old Chihuahua Gidget, got very ill. We took her to Dr. Hyatt at Tybee Animal Care. He and his assistant Felicia did everything that they could to help our little girl, but it was her time to pass on. My husband & I held Gidget as Dr. Hyatt administered the medications that would take away her pain & allow her to pass peacefully. Dr. Hyatt and Felicia were both very loving, caring & compassionate. Dr. Hyatt hugged both of us and told us that we had done the right thing for Gidget. Since we were there on vacation, he was able to expedite her cremation and the return of her ashes so that we didn’t have to stay on the island longer & find another place to stay. I would not hesitate to recommend Tybee Animal Care and Dr. Hyatt to anyone who needed a veterinarian for their pet. Sincerely, Darlene Corda 28

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Rock Your Ramen Noodle Results By Alaina Loughridge The Ramen Cook Off was an astonishing success! Who knew the things that can be done with Ramen Noodles? With 15 entries, we had a variety of quirky, brilliant masterpieces involving everything from coffee to banana to apple to Doritos. J.T., Alicia, Peggy, Anne and Brain were our invited guest judges and said everything tasted wonderful! Shocking! I know you are dying to know who the Ultimate Ruler of the Ramen is … drum roll please …. and the winner is Fuzzy Mike Manitta with a coconut ramen noodle cookie!!! Also known as the Best Chef on the Island per this year’s Breezy Awards! Fuzzy won a night at the Sea & Breeze Hotel (thank you Leonard)!! Second place went to Michael Morales with a pepperoni ramen noodle Hot Pocket, and third place went to Daniel Simmons with an apple ramen noodle sushi experience! Like I said, everyone got real creative! Congratulations Ramen Gods!!! Tybee knows how to rock their Ramen! Thanks to everyone for putting forth their best efforts! The judge’s were so fat full they probably are still recovering. Thank you judges for taking the time and belly space to judge such an interesting event, and a big thanks to all who braved the wind and rain to come enjoy the festivities. A special thank you to Kiah Polk who is the best organizer in the universe and to the Sam Adams Band! I hope y’all had fun!

Stuff To Know January is not going to be boring … it’s gonna be EPIC! We got plans, baby! The Third Annual Pajama Pub Crawl is happening on Friday the 11th. If the last two years are anything to go by, from what my fuzzy recollection is, we had a great time! Dress in your finest p.j.’s and come cruise the boulevard! We are starting at 6:00 P.M. at Spanky’s. After Spank Me’s, we are headed to Tybee Time, Rock House, Wind Rose and Sand Bar. Debauchery and mayhem! Woohoo! Games, prizes and awards oh my!! All proceeds from raffles, donations and what not will go directly to Help Save One of Our Own, a charity that does exactly what the name says. No sign up necessary. Just show up in your jammies and rock out with your whatever out. Next up we have the Second Annual Wind Rose Chili Cook Off! This bad boy is happening on Saturday the 26th for Take My Hand and all proceeds will go directly to our favorite bad boy, Ryan Buttimer, who is in desperate need of a kidney. You know the drill: Fire up your bad ass chili recipe and rock it on down to the Wind Rose. Prizes and awards will be doled out to the best chili in town. Wind Rose will also be having a bake sale and raffle. No entry fee and it’s for a good cause. You are not going to be doing anything anyway, so rock it! Sign up by the 25th so we know what to expect and show up on Saturday the 26th at 8:00 P.M. Patti will be bartending so come get some chili and get Patterized. Let’s support our own and have a good time doing it! Be creative! Go to the Pub Crawl in your birthday suit and show up at the Chili Cook Off in your pajamas! See you there! Alaina Loughridge

Wind Rose’s next event is the Chili Cook Off in January, but plan on a future event of The Spam Slam! Should be very entertaining! I’ll be in touch. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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Wow….time flies! The New Year is here. It seems like just last month we were eagerly bustling around with excitement and (a lot) of nerves as we prepared for our first wedding at our beautiful Tybee Island Wedding Chapel! In 2012 we hosted 63 unique weddings, and many Wonderful couples joined Tybee Wedding Chapel legacy! They are all proud to claim a history of being a “chapel bride.” We currently have 43 Weddings scheduled for 2013! We are excited to have couples coming to Tybee from Alaska to Sweden plus several brides and grooms are from our Tybee Island back yard The launch of our new web site will become a virtual guide for the Brides considering Tybee Island for their destination Wedding. Tybee Island Wedding Chapel was selected to participate in a new event, B the Event that will bring 150 destination brides to Tybee Island and Savannah for a weekend Wedding show. The event will only showcase 3 venues in the Savannah area! Our area will be the first city showcased followed by Asheville, North Carolina and several other Wedding destinations. Stacye Jarrell and I have been asked to serve on the Savannah Board for B The Event. We are honored to participate in such an upscale event that is by invitation only. We will be working hand in hand with Industry professionals that cater to many Celebrity clients Shay Brown, the visionary wedding planner for this event, has participated in many celebrity weddings and upscale shows. B The Event actually features venues that have a stellar 5 Star reputation. We are one of those venues and could not be prouder to be invited to participate in launching this event to the East coast. We feel extremely privileged to be in the company of this caliber of Wedding professionals. Our resolution for the New Year is to continue working hard and making larger strides as Tybee Island, Georgia becomes even more of a Wedding destination! Best Wishes, Ray Anaya

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New Year is always a time of reflection and promise. On behalf of Oceanfront I would like to thank every Owner of each home that we represent for allowing our company to manage your home. It is important to understand how important your vacation rental is to Tybee’s economy. Our Owners have made a conscious decision to retain ownership of their homes and maintain their homes on Tybee which greatly impacts each neighbor’s home value. We are hopeful that the economy will improve and the values of our homes will increase. Meantime, thank you for staying true to the course of not abandoning your rental home. This past year seems to have passed at warp speed. At Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, LLC we improved our teamwork within the office and housekeeping department and made the Guest’s experience on Tybee better. Bookings for 2013 are well ahead overall in comparison to the same time last year. It looks like 2013 will be a good year for Tybee Island. We finally have online booking and a new web site at Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, LLC designed by Charissa Murray and DeVivo Marketing. We love our new site and are glad to have had our friends develop it for us. Thank you Paul, Paula and Charissa and Steve! Seminars by the Sea will be here in just a few short weeks and those fabulous porcelain art people will be welcomed to our island for the 6th year. It seems like just yesterday that I met my good friend, Suzanne Painter, the steward of this wonderful and world famous school on Tybee Island. This year the school will add on a session and they will be here longer! We learned that the wedding chapel can benefit all of our island and sometimes her sister business, Oceanfront. We are still amazed that we were awarded Small Business of the Year by the Savannah/Chatham County Chamber and that Ray Anaya has won Best of Weddings for 2012 and 2013! We have been asked to participate as a vacation rental company in the “best of the best” event called B...The Event. This event will be held on our island for 5 hours on March 2, 2013 and we will get to show case our island to the top wedding planners and 150 destination brides. We share the honor of being featured along with: Tybee Island Wedding Chapel, The Mansion on Forsyth Park, The Westin, and The Hyatt on River Street. You will be hearing about this event as we get more details. It can be a game changer for our island as a wedding destination. We wish you the best for 2013 and hope that our island remains safe and strong. Stacye and Lannie Jarrell No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze


Is Anyone Here? By Paul Swift “In the beginning,” the Bible says, God did one thing at a time. The Almighty spent six days creating earth and the heavens. Then he took a day off, relaxed, and saw that it was “Good.” Since then, God seems to have spread himself a little too thin. His creation has long since been riddled with wars, hunger, epidemics, and crimes large and small and cruel. God’s apologists blame Adam and Eve. In another account, God became so distracted that he turned into a data wonk. He knows the number of hairs on your head. Have we 21st-century humans done the same? Have we spread ourselves too thin? Are we, like God, absent from our own creation? Six or seven years ago, my wife and I sailed out of Lahaina on the far side of Maui. The hull’s sides were all glass. We tourists stood up and awed over fish we’d never seen before. They swam through plants and rocks also never seen before. Mary Faye and I were the only ones without a camera. Everyone was absorbed in taking pictures. The schools of colorful fish apparently didn’t exist until they were on film. These people weren’t on the same boat as Mary and me. Picture two women chatting in the kitchen over glasses of white wine. They’re swapping stories. Suddenly, one of their cell phones rings. The one who answers it is no longer in the room. Her friend reluctantly swallows the last half of her sentence and glass. It gets more serious than simple rudeness with the proliferation of mobile communications devices. Multiply that by automobiles with multitaskers behind the wheel. Add pedestrians to the mix, wondering across busy streets, distracted by their own handhelds. Subtract common sense. The statistics are grim. The Wall Street Journal recently reported: Injuries to children ages 3 and under have risen by 14 percent since 2007, with 2.5 million visits to the emergency room last year. Experts say the increase—which reverses a long decline in childhood injuries—may be caused by parents being distracted by smart phones and other devices. I doubt that the multitasking generation has ever heard of the invocation of the yogi and spiritual leader Ram Dass, “Be Here Now.” Much less be inclined to heed the advice. As far as mantras go (most of which involve focusing), the Jesuits became noted for their disciplined learning and teaching by embracing the motto, Age quod agis. Do what you are doing. Just like God did in the beginning. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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May 2012 2013 January A-J’s DOCKSIDE Are you looking for a great place to eat that’s on the water where you can enjoy some of the finest food on the island? A place where you can kickback, relax & enjoy your favorite beverage while watching the dolphins play in the back-river? A place where you can watch some of the best sunsets North of Mallory Square? Come to 1315 Chatham Ave. on the back-river. We’re just the place you’re looking for. Voted Best Outdoor Dining and Best Overall Restaurant 2012! Live music Fri., Sat & Sun. Nightly dinner & drink specials. Happy Hour Daily 5-7pm. 912-786-9533. BERNIE’S OYSTER HOUSE We offer a variety of food: sandwiches, chowders & seafood. We have a full service bar. Come join us & try one of our famous Mason Jar Bloody Mary’s. Join us on our outdoor patio. We have T-shirts, koozies & shot glasses. Thur-Sat 6-10pm live music. Happy Hour Mon-Thur 4-7pm, 50¢ oysters (raw only) & 12oz. draft beer for $2. We have a great staff that is always ready to please. Samuel Adams Band every Fri. & Sat. Call 912-7865100 for take-out & more info. If you are in Historic Savannah, stop & visit our other Bernie's at 115 E. River St.

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

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

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is priceless. Local beer battered shrimp & steaming buckets of oysters are just the start of a fun packed visit. Children are always welcome & the Trout Treasures (kid’s fish dinner) is the most requested item. If it’s steaks or chicken the land lover in your group craves we offer hand-cut rib-eyes, filets & a grilled chicken breast or better yet chicken fingers. Nothing pre-battered or pre-cooked in our kitchen. Chef Greg offers a pasta special & local catch daily. We strive to provide the service you expect at the prices you can afford. No reservations needed. Voted Best Steak 2012. Visit www. macelweesontybee.com. We look forward to serving ya! Marlin Monroe’s SURFSIDE Come dine in the dunes at our bar & grill. A hidden oasis on Tybee Island. Located at the Beachside Colony on Butler Ave. Beautiful ocean views. Serving steaks, seafood, burgers, great salads & more. Voted Best Margarita 2012! 912.786-GRIL. QUARTER SPORTS BAR & GRILL “Tybee’s little local dump with a really big attitude.” Locally owned & operated since 1990. THE place to be for sports, food, fun and “Licka Drinks” on Tybee. Dish Network Satellite for those hard to find games. Pool tables, dart boards... and have I mentioned FOOD? From burgers to snow crabs, we’ve got it. Get here early for our Happy Hour Specials like $5.75 wings 4-7pm Mon-Fri. Raw & Steamed oysters by the dz. Open Mon-Sat 4pm-3am; Sun 12:30pm-3am. That’s also the hours we cook, so early or late we’ve got you covered. See our menu in this magazine. Voted Best Burger 9 Years; Best Wings for 9 Years; Best Happy Hour for 3 Years; and Best Local Hangout 2 Years! Under 21 allowed until 9pm. For to-go orders call 912-786-8966. SPANKY’S BEACHSIDE Seafood, seafood and a lot more! You can’t imagine! Come in & check us out! Tybee’s Best Seafood (Shrimp, Grouper, Scallops & Mahi) fresh & local hand cut

steaks, pasta, huge hand-pattied burgers & the biggest Chicken sandwich in Georgia! Call for prices on our party platters & all your catering needs. Our upstairs deck is open to rent for parties! Come & enjoy a great atmosphere with the best Tybee has to offer in food & the friendliest staff on the island. Voted Best Family Friendly Restaurant 2010 & 2011, and Best Chicken Fingers 2011 & 2012! 912-786-5520. STING RAY’S SEAFOOD A local favorite! Tybee’s home for blue crabs, beach music & beer! Come join us, you’ll be happy you did, as the tradition continues with the Ray’s serving you with great pride their best & freshest award winning seafood. Voted Best Seafood, Best Place to Watch Tybee Parades, and Best Place to Watch UGA Play 2012! Come sit down with us in a comfortable & relaxed atmosphere on our outdoor deck that is the perfect place to watch bands, parades, and to people watch on Tybee. Or join us in our indoor ding room for even more comfort & fun. Live music 7 nights a week. There are many favorites on our menu with a variety of seafood selections. Gift certificates make the perfect gift & are always available. Open 7 days a week 11am-until. 912-786-0209. TYBEE TIME Cool off at Tybee Time! Specializing in frozen cocktails. Voted Best Daiquiri 2004-2012! We have 10 different daiquiri machines. We have 13 TV’s! We are THE HEADQUARTERS for all current sporting events! Every hour is happy at Tybee Time! Open 7 days noon-3am. 912-786-7150. WINDROSE CAFE Are you hungry, thirsty and looking for a very laid-back atmosphere; not in that particular order? Come on down to the Wind Rose Café! Located down front in the middle of Tybrisa, Wind Rose is exactly what you are looking for. Celebrating 16 years in business and having the reputation for the best lunches on Tybee makes it the place to be. The classic home Tybee Breeze

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

events Jan. 1 2013 - Tybee Polar Plunge. This event has become a Tybee tradition, held every January 1st at noon at the Pier on

the south end of the island. Plan to savannahhomeandgardenshow.com. begin our preparation for lent. the be with us next year, invigorating menu will include your choice of: upcoming events 1. your soul with a cleansing (and pancakes, sausage, and cold) plunge into the Atlantic. apples for $5 (five dollars) a plate Feb. 1st -2nd 2013 - Tybee Critz for adults and $3 (three dollars) a Jan. 18th -20th 2013 - 13th Annual Run Fest. 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, plate for children under 12. Savannah Low Country Home & 2.8 Mile Beach Run and 1 Mile Garden Show. Find thousands Run. You can do 1, 2, 3, 4, or all 5 2. gumbo and rice for $5 (five of sq. ft. of landscapes, gardens events – whichever you choose. If dollars) a bowl for adults and $3 as well as celebrity & gardening you participate in all 5 events, the (three dollars ) a bowl for children seminars at the Savannah distances add up to 26.2 miles – a under 12. International Trade & Convention full marathon. Center. Highlights of this year’s 3. both pancakes and gumbo show include home improvement Feb. 8th & 9th 2013 - 5th Annual for $8 (eight dollars) for adults and alley; booths featuring the latest Mardi Gras Tybee. Join in the $5 (five dollars) for children under trends in kitchen, bath & interiors; fun for the 5th Annual Mardi Gras 12. pools, spas & hardscapes; Tybee! Festivities include the complimentary gourmet food & Masquerade Ball, the Mardi Gras we will once again be featuring wine tastings; Kid Zone; shopping Tybee Parade & the Mardi Gras betsy hollis playing paino and including art, gifts, gourmet & Tybee Street Party with free live singing all your favorite “dixieland” plants. Also, be sure to check out entertainment & more! songs and more. all proceeds from the brand new exterior solutions this annual mens club fundraiser showroom. Admission price Feb. 12th - Annual Shrove will go to one of all saints’ local includes entire weekend’s events Tuesdsay Pancake & Gumbo outreach missions. please join and all seminars & discussions. Supper and Mardi Gras us for food, fun, fellowship, and Pay once and return all weekend Celebration. All saints’ episcopal dixieland music on this festive day long! $7 adults, $5 seniors 65+ church will hold its annual shrove of celebeation… questions can & Retired Military. Active duty tuesday pancake & gumbo supper be directed to all saints’ - tybee military & children under the beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 at: allsaintstybee@att.net or by age of 16 are free! Fri. Jan. 18th: everyone is invited to take part in phone to (912) 786-5845. 2-7pm; Sat Jan. 19th: 10am- this fun day of celebration (also 7pm Sun Jan 20th: 11am-5pm. known as “fat tuesday”), as we

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churches announcements, classifieds, just for kids, and island churches March 21-24, 2013: Georgia Nature Photographers’ Assoc. 4th Annual Photo Expo will be held at Ocean Plaza. World renowned nature photographer & Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones will be the keynote speaker www.adamjonesphoto. com. This will be an exciting event with lots to see and do. Three full days of field trips, learning sessions & fellowship. We will have vendors, door seeking work prizes & much more. Visit www. GNPA.org to register. RN and Lactation Consultant Adopt a Wild Friend at Oatland Island - Individuals, companies, school classes, and organizations can choose one of our animals to “adopt” for a fee of $30 per animal. This donation helps pay for food, habitat maintenance, and veterinary care for our animals. You will receive a certificate with the animal’s picture, a fact sheet about your animal and quarterly email updates about your new friend. You can choose from an alligator, armadillo, bald eagle, bison, bobcat, hawks, cougar, gray wolf, opossum, owl, red fox, sandhill crane, red-shouldered hawk or white-tailed deer. Fill out the form at oatlandisland.org.

just for kids Live Oak Public Libraries Presents Ellen O’Leary Acorns Storytime at the Tybee Library for children ages 0-4, Tue. 11am. 786-7733 for more info. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

available for home care for elderly or infant. Call Mary @(912)856-3526

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

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

The Beach Bums Jack Boylston 912-786-5655

Chapel by the Sea Baptist Church Reverend David Laughner Services: Sunday School 9:45am Sunday Morning Worship 11am Sunday Evening Worship 7pm Wednesday Bible Study 7pm Butler Avenue at 9th Street Tybee Island, GA 31328 912-786-4647 or www.cbtstybee.org

The Burton 4-H Center www.burton4h.org

God About’s Senior Ministry is on the 3rd Tue. of each month.

Coastal Pet Rescue www.coastalpetrescue.org

All Saints’ Episcopal Church *All Are Warmly Welcomed* The Rev. Helen S. White, Vicar Service Sunday at 10AM Coffee Hour at 11AM We are located at 804 Jones Ave, two blocks west of Butler Ave. Call 786-5845 for more info or email us at allsaintstybee@att.net “Who ever you are, where ever you find yourself on your journey of faith, there is a place here for YOU!

our tybee givers The American Legion www.legion.org Ladies Auxilliary www.legion-aux.org Sons of the American Legion www.sal.legion.org

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

St. Michael Catholic Church Father Thomas J. Peyton Mass and Confessions Schedule: Saturday: Vigil - 6pm Sunday: 8am & 11am Daily: Mon-Fri 8am; Sat 9am Confessions: 5-5:45pm on Sat. or by appointment 801 Butler Ave. 912-786-4505 www.saintmichaelstybee.org

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

Trinity Chapel United Methodist Pastor Hank Perry Sunday school is at 9:45am Sunday Worship is at 11am The Marine Resue Squadron 911 Butler Ave. Joey Solomom at www.trinitychapelumc.org tybeenian@comcast.net For more info contact the church office at (912) 786-4491 Tybee Islnd Optimist Club Special Worship Services: Helen Wilson 912-786-5890 The Optimists meet at the Sunrise Sunday closest to Memorial Day, July 4th & Labor Day at the pier restaurant the 1st & 3rd thursday at 8:30am. of each month at 7pm All are encouraged to attend! TAPS - Tybee Arts Performing Tybee Church Society www.tybeearts.org “The Place Where Pirates Worship” Flip flops & smokers welcomed. Tybee Beautification Assoc. Every Sun. 10:00am at the 912-786-9688 or Benny’s Tavern - 912-433-1643 www.tybeebeautification.org www.barchurch.tv The YEEPIES (Youthful Energetic Encouragement, worship music & Enthusiastic People Involved in prayer. All included. Everything!) 912-786-9622 www.simpleheartedministries.com

Tybee Island YMCA 912-786-9622 XI DELTA CHI Diane Ring 912-786-4867

MEN BEHIND THE SCENE Men’s Inter-denominational Prayer Breakfast the 1st Sat. of each month at 9am. Call Jim Monaghan 897-2666 for more info Tybee Breeze

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I can create the unimaginable. I have the power to do the impossible. I am not god nor the devil and once you set me free I am invincible. What am I?

December Riddle & Answer Halo of water, tongue of wood Skin of stone, long I’ve stood. My fingers short reach to the sky Inside my heart men live and die. What am I? Answer: A castle.

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Down 1 Said the world would end? (6)

3 Ole slo couldn’t get this to work? (8)

Across 2 She has big balls? (3) 4 Ga Seminars is what theme this year? (7) 7 Resolved to quit smoking? (4) 8 Tybee had a what boom? (4)

5 Drink of the month? (9)

6 Wrap One up for the Holidays party involved? (5,4)

10 Winner of Rock your Ramen Noodles cook-off? (4,7) 14 This type of music will be at Mardi Gras? (6)

9 There’s a big one and a little one? (4) 11 A Great source for used, cheap DVD’s? (8) 12 How many credit bureaus are there? (5) 13 Owns the Crow Bar? (4,5)

*Did you know the answers to the Pirates Puzzle crossword can be found in the Tybee Breeze itself? So if you’re having trouble, look through the stories again!!

The answer key will be published in the next edition.

Pirates Puzzle Answer December

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StarFish Scopes January 2013

2-Bonny Parker, Sherri Simmons & Joey Emory; 3-Blake Martin; 4-Stuart Morris 6-William Burke; 8-Kevin Carpenter & Dirty Dan 9-Gina Murphy & Nicci Bowser; 11-Jeanie Glass; 13-Patty Anderson, Beth Hurt & Blake Lanier; 14-Jimmy Price & Hannah Lanier; 15-Judy O’Neill; 16-Ron Denning & Bonnie Gaster; 17-John Hunter; 18-Dawn Laxton; 19-Tabatha Snyder; 21-Curly Freyermuth; 22-Anne Walters, Bridget Carlson & Rudy Rudon; 24-Reenie Groover; 27-Amelia Grace Anderson & Shader Wright; 28-Haley Hill; 29-Frances Clark, Nancy Boylston, Leigh Ann Dowell & Carson Mosley; 30-Nancy Futral

21-Curly & Dee Freyermuth - 63 years!

Ronald “Touch Down” Dombroski Ronald “Touch Down” Dombroski was taken from us on Saturday, November 24, 2012, in Augusta, Georgia. Always comical, cheerful and smiling, Touch Down’s death is a shocking loss to the Tybee community. Touch Down worked many years for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Augusta. His home base was in Augusta, but he also owned a home here on Tybee and would come down frequently; especially for major events. He particularly loved the Beach Bum parade and the Polar Bear Plunge and enjoyed sitting on the sidewalk watching the people (ladies) go by. Touch Down was the biggest bull shitter was well as a ‘quality negotiator.’ You never knew what to believe, but you knew he was a good man. Touch Down bragged that he had the most touch downs in college history, but the real story behind his nickname is he had the most touch downs with the ladies. Touch Down drank Miller Lite on the rocks and he loved red wine. He would visit all the bars knowing people wherever he went. He would start at Tybee Time then travel to his favorite watering hole Doc’s and then on to the Wind Rose. The Quarter Bar was always his last stop before he headed home. $5 Terry was his bestest bud and they would hang out whenever possible raising hell and having a great time. Touch Down loved going on cruises and went several times with his friends at Tybee Time. He was a beloved character that enjoyed life and we are going to miss his wit, sense of humor and overall decency. Meet me at the Pearly Gates Touch Down! I’ll bring the vino!

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 20) This is your month. Have a big bash for your birthday, since you survived Armageddon, but make it “BYOB,” and then pretend not to notice how many “B’s” your invitees brought. Aquarius (January 21 - February 18) You’re a mug. You always have been and you always will be. Change and your friends will stop liking you as much. Pisces (February 19 - March 20) Sounds like you need a hot bath and some valium. You may think that starting afresh will be of some comfort, but it really won’t be. Aries (March 21 - April 19) You will discover your larger cosmic destiny! A television infomercial and an 800 number are somehow involved. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Someone nearby will make disgusting slurping sounds in your favorite restaurant. You’ll retaliate by glaring pointedly, and by eating your linguini with your fingers. Gemini (May 21 - June 20) A person wearing a bandana on his head and brandishing a cutlass will dash by you today, saying something that sounds a bit like “Arrrr.” Cancer (June 21 - July 22) Being sexy and being sexist are not one and the same. Your face may become sore and chapped due to all the slapping. Leo (July 23 - August 22) Everything you feel about yourself will be confirmed as you’re put through the mill and emerge victorious. Virgo (August 23 - September 22) Moving house is very stressful. Not that I’m saying that’s what you’re doing or even planning to do. But it is stressful, you have to agree. Libra (September 23 - October 22) Why wonder while you wander? Why not just refrain from wandering? If you find yourself outside of your grassy pasture, you may find yourself regretting an unfortunate mishap as a result. Thank God that the date for the predicted end of the world has passed without a significant mishap. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) Someone will tell you that you “run funny.” Just ignore them. (And be very glad they didn’t see you throwing a baseball.) Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) Relax; break out the medicines and pills! The phenomenon of time standing still may occur to you numerous times today. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze


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