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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 © 2011. All rights reserved. God Bless America & God Bless Our Troops!

The Irish Heritage Parade on Tybee Island will celebrate its 10th year on March 10, 2012, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Time sure flies when you are having fun! As you may recall this celebration began in 2003 with the foresight of Jay Burke and Frankie Hyre. It began with a discussion at the Quarter Bar. “Why don’t we just have our own St. Patrick’s celebration?” Of course, Tommy Barlow thought the lads were “nuts.” Jay and Frankie came up with the idea and the name. It was to be called The Irish Heritage Celebration! A committee was formed which included Jay & Christy Burke, Jimmy Burke, Patrick Burke, Don & Wanda Doyle, Gene & Wanda Kindrick, Dee & Lawanna Tsoulos, Jimmy Cartee, Judy Hendrix, Walter Crawford, and the rest is history!! The committee members have changed over the years, but there are still some old and some new. Jay Burke continues to lead the committee, along with Jimmy Burke, Don & Wanda Doyle, Henry Meyer, Jim Marsh, Charles & Joey Burel, and Pinckney & Mary Ellen Butler. But there is one thing that has not changed and never will and that is the reason for the celebration. It is all about Irish families and Irish tradition. It is about being Irish! The first year was a very special one with the Irish Corps Pipe Band consisting of 25 band members. Also, the 45 person officers and crew of the Irish vessel, Roisin, was asked to come to Tybee and march in the parade. The Roisin was the first Irish ship to berth in a Georgia Port. Roisin means “rose” in Gaelic. This is fact, not BLARNEY! The Irish were lucky enough to start off with a heck of an Irish celebration on Tybee Island which also included our own bag piper, Dana. In 2004, the parade increased to 40-50 units with emphasis once again on families parading down Butler Avenue in their grandest of green. And, of course, the Shriners and floats! In 2005, Johnson High School band, 2 bagpipers, a Reggae band from the Bahamas, the Shrine band, the Police Emerald Society, the Daughters of Ireland, the Tybee Kazoo band, the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, Chatham County’s Mounted Patrol joined the parade to increase the units to at least 75 strong!! A new twist was added to the celebration with Timothy O’Tybee, the

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legendary Leprechaun who came from Ireland in 2003 on a mission from St. Patrick to discover his own special Irish heritage in a place he had never been before. The newly organized Tybee Island Irish Heritage Celebration Committee opened the door for his journey and successful connection with Tybee Island, Georgia. He spent a few years of total bliss on Tybee designing t-shirts, surfing, playing his bagpipes, and hanging out with the locals! Unfortunately, he left Tybee in 2008, never to be heard from again! For 2006, 2007, 2008, the parade committee continued to improve the parade by adding more Irish families, more bands, more floats, and grew to 70-80 entries. Then, in 2009, the Clydesdales participated in the Irish Heritage Celebration Parade which was a dream come true. Efforts had being made over the years to make this happen and it did!! What an exciting time for everyone!! The Clydesdales pulled their trailers down 5th Street to unload. What a sight to see with all the beautiful horses, harnesses, and the Budweiser wagon!! Let the parade begin! And, it did. The Budweiser wagon led by the Clydesdales pulled onto Butler Avenue and you could feel the excitement in the air!! People were everywhere. It was a great day for a parade, an Irish Heritage Celebration Parade. Full of Blarney you say! Absolutely not!! In 2008, the parade committee decided a new twist was needed so the Grand Marshall idea was started. The Grand Marshals were chosen from students at St. Michael’s School who participated in a poster contest. Cassidy Strickland, age 9, was our first Grand Marshal. Then, Phyllis Whitten, a 7th grader at St. Michel’s School, was chosen as the Grand Marshal the next year. Alec Fanning, an 8th grader, was chosen the following year. Unfortunately, Alec was the final Grand Marshal with the closing of St. Michael’s School. This addition to our parade will be missed greatly. Many thanks to the students from St. Michael’s School that served as the Grand Marshal for the Irish Heritage Celebration Parade. This year we celebrate our 10th anniversary and you might ask, “What will be happening this year?” The answer is simple: There will be Irish families marchin’, there will be plenty of Shriners, there will be bands a marchin’, there will be floats of all shapes and sizes, there will be golf carts and bicycles decked out in their GREEN, there will be a

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special bag piper, Shane Parris, walking the parade route with the Irish Heritage Parade Committee, and there will be some of our friends from Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Unfortunately, the Clydesdales will not be able to be with us this year, but we still continue to work on their attendance for a future parade. The Irish Heritage Celebration Parade Committee wishes to thank all the individuals and businesses that have supported us over the years. With your help, we have been able to make this parade the best it can be!! As we celebrate our 10th year, let us not forget who we are and the pride we have in our Irish heritage. Let us not forget where we can from and how we got here. We are Irish and darn proud of it! That is what brings us together for this parade. So, please join us for this festive occasion whether you are Irish, part Irish, or not so Irish, on March 10, at 3:00 p.m. beginning at 4th Street next to City Hall. Hope to see you decked out in your GREEN along Butler Avenue, Tybrisa, and the Strand. This story would not be complete without the Irish Blessing from Timothy O’Tybee who has been a part of the history of this celebration: May Highway 80 rise up to meet you, May the hurricanes be always offshore, May the sun shine warm upon your face without sunburn, May the rains save you a little money on your water bill, And until we meet again, May the Lord hold you in the palm trees of his hand. GO GREEN!!!! HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!!!!!!!! Cover Photo by Paul Gambill


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Hello Tybee! Happy March and time to get out the GREEN! The end of January was very exciting with Georgia Tourism Day at the Capital! We presented a check to Governor Nathan Deal for 1.185 billion dollars in tourism tax revenue! Georgia is looking to have a great year as far as tour and leisure travel, domestically and internationally! The new video for the State of Georgia has some great shots of Tybee and the surrounding area! We also have new Georgia Travel Guides for 2012 at the Tybee Visitor Center. Please come by and pick one up. The new Georgia Calendar of Events has a great new cover for 2012, Tybee’s Pirate Fest! The Critz Tybee Run was a big success this year with the addition of the Friday night Tybee Lighthouse race and events! St. Michael’s had their famous spaghetti dinner on Friday night! All the races went well on Saturday and the weather held up! The first week of March, Vicky will be at the Travel South Showcase in Louisville, KY. The Travel South Showcase is a travel industry conference geared towards the tour and travel industry in the southern states of the country. Industry leaders come to learn more about new products and itineraries in these states. The Tybee Irish Heritage Parade will be on Saturday, March 10th at 3:00 PM. This will be a busy week with spring break visitors from all over coming to Tybee and Savannah to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Keep a lookout for our Tybee pirate ship float in the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day parade. This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday so there will be many people in town enjoying this annual celebration! As we get ready for the season, there are some great new businesses on Tybee! The official opening of Vicki’s On Tybee, Beach View B & B which will have their ribbon cutting and grand opening on Thursday, March 22nd from 4:00 – 7:00 PM, and check out the new location of Latitude 32 No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

at Tybee Oaks! Please be sure to download our new mobile app.! The Tybee Island, Georgia app is currently available for free download from the iTunes App Store or from the Android Market. The Tybee Island, Georgia app will continue to be refined and developed throughout the spring season. Also our 2012 Tybee Calendar of Events are in so feel free to pick one up at our Tybee Visitor Information Center at the corner of Hwy. 80 and Campbell Ave. Please contact us with any questions or concerns. Have a great Tybee day! Lindsay Fruchtl - Vicky Buck -

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“Tybee……a sense of community” When my family moved to Tybee in the early 1950’s this was a small beach town with a few hundred full time residents that increased geometrically during the summer months and then, after Labor Day, would once again morph back from the resort into the sleepy beach town. Actually it was a town made up of two villages, the South End and Fort Screven, each with its own Post Office. During the intervening half-century Tybee has seen many changes, but some things have remained the same. Now as back in the 50’s it’s the permanent residents and business owners of Tybee who invest their resources and energies along with the open access vs. gated developments here that keep it a unique and special coastal community. Tybee was always “home” even though I lived away many years, but my Dad and Mom kept me updated on all things Tybee. However, I don’t

recall when or why the “Town of Tybee” became the “City of Tybee.” I researched the GA laws and it declares, “the terms city, town, municipality, and village are identical in meaning.” So evidently it wasn’t a state requirement that the sleepy beach Town, at the end of US 80, become a City…? Having lived in large anonymous cities, I’m sure warps my attitude on this subject, but Tybee is still a small Town, should not try to be a City and 16th Street will never be Tybrisa…! Ah, but I digress Last month I wrote about the Polar Plunge and the Guinness World Record attempt (now confirmed…!) and suggested that we should, as a community, sponsor more challenges to the Guinness record book and maybe propose some of our own. Gordon Hill, known in some circles as the “Johnny Appleseed” of Harmonicas is very interested in pursuing a Guinness World Record for the most people playing harmonicas on the beach, at the same time. Gordon, a member of the “Sam Adams Band” and virtuoso harmonica musician for the “Tybee Church”, through his “Harmonicas for Hope” organization has donated thousands of harmonicas over the years. Finally, getting back to Tybee and a “sense of community”, the Tybee Church, which holds its unique Sunday services at “Benny’s” continues to grow and serve the community and also I want to thank Jenny Orr for continuing to open up Marlin Monroe’s on Sunday afternoons during this winter. On a particularly cold Sunday last month, I enjoyed the music of, local attorney/musician, Michael Moody and a spontaneous outpouring of local talent. I was blown away by the fabulous voice of Joni Woodcock singing Janice Joplin and last but certainly not least, Queen Roma “lip-synching” Purple Rain. The music was great, catching up with friends and neighbors having fun and of course the smiling face of Christine serving up the spirits, just doesn’t get any better on a cold-windy-winter’s day on Tybee…! If you have any interest in pursuing the “Harmonics on the Beach” Guinness World Record and/or have other ideas, please go to my blog (listed below), sign up or send me an email and leave your suggestions, comments, complaints, etc…! Remember: “If you’re lucky enough to live on Tybee, you’re lucky enough…!


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Tommy Thompson, a licensed real estate salesman in GA, a real estate development consultant and photographer, lives on Tybee Island. You can follow Tommy on his blog “the view from the beach” at: http://thompsonatlantic.blogspot. com. Email: No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

I Got Nothin! By Judy O’Neill

So. It’s BREEZE article time again and I got nothing to write about. If I were a real writer, I’d call it writer’s block. But that’s not it. It could be that I spent a lot of last month in a cough syrup haze trying to fight some crud bug that attacked me. Drinking Nyquil for breakfast kind of leaves your brain a little fuzzy for the rest of the day. Since I didn’t get out much, I didn’t get a lot of inspiration from any outside stimuli. This happened to me once before and I just used the old “Dog Ate My Breeze Article” excuse that I learned about in my previous life as a school teacher. I could use that one again but I have a cat. And you can bet she wouldn’t condescend to even consider looking at anything written. She has people to do that for her if she needs it. So, the dog (or cat) ate the article is out. EXCUSES FOR NOT WRITING: It was cold. I was tired. I didn’t want to. There was a full moon to stare at. I was doing annual dust bunny inventory. I was thinking about taking down the Christmas lights. I needed to collect all my Super Bowl winnings. I was re-reading all my Valentine’s Day cards. I was suffering from post traumatic stress from too many bridge crossings. I was busy picking Mardi Gras beads out of my hair. I was decorating the St. Patrick’s Day tree. I was concerned about the Ides of March. I was kidnapped by aliens. I was still reading last month’s Breeze. I had heard my ship was coming in and went to find it. Leap Year confused me. The cat made me take a nap. Zilch, zero, nada, nothing, rien du tout. Until next month, keep those cards and emails coming. 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 own Tybee Island Realty. She can be reached for comment at

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Tybee Memorial Cemetery - Chapter 1 My career in writing about Tybee history began in 2003 when the Tybee Beautification Association adopted a project to restore Tybee’s forlorn little cemetery in Memorial Park. A small group of us divided the project into three primary parts – fundraising, history, and restoration. Without the history to show the value of preserving the cemetery, raising the funds would have been much more difficult. And without funds the restoration could not have been done. Of the three parts it was the history that interested me the most. And it was the history that took me to City Hall to look for information and led me to the old book with the minutes of Town Council meetings from 1897 until 1925. And as you will see by reading the preamble to all of these articles – see above, the rest is history. As usually happens on Tybee, the people rallied around the cause with their treasure, their time, their talents, and their inspiration. The new cemetery was dedicated on April 3rd, 2005. As a handout at that dedication ceremony, I prepared a booklet discussing the project, particularly the history of the cemetery and the people buried there. For those of you who attended, picked up a booklet, and now keep it on your bedside table for daily reading, you can take a break from reading the next several articles. For the rest of you, I thought you might enjoy reading it over the next few months. . . . or not. For the most part, this will be verbatim from the booklet. This is the only cemetery on Tybee Island and much of its history remains shrouded in mystery. It is believed that the township established a small plot of land in the 1870s to provide victims of shipwrecks (and other drowning victims) a final resting place. Also buried here may be some US soldiers who died in the cholera epidemic of 1868 and were buried near the lighthouse. According to a newspaper article of the time, their remains were “exposed to view by the shifting of the sand which has laid bare their shallow graves.” George Hale Wortham farmed this land at that time and apparently received approval to use the site


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as a family burial plot. Five members of the Wortham family are buried here and descendants still live in the area. With development on Tybee, those interred in private burial plots were relocated here. Descendants of witnesses to the re-burials continue to offer accounts of these events to this day. The Town of Tybee inventoried the cemetery in 1922 and identified eighteen people thought to be buried here. Fourteen, twelve of whom were included in the town’s 1922 inventory, remain identified by markers. Records of the locations of the remains of Frank Piotti (died 1922); Mr. Bergman, Mrs. McKenzie, and three infants (S.W. Sullivan, 1916; Aron Maxwell Gibson, 1921; and Bernard Sanders, 1922) have been lost. Shortly after that inventory the town suddenly closed the cemetery with no recorded explanation. Thirty years later it reluctantly yielded to the petitions of the Jennings family and allowed the ashes of William Jennings to be placed here. Fifty three years have passed [remember this written in 2005] since the burial of the remains of William Jennings with no further burials and yet no one seems to have a logical explanation of why, with one exception, no burials have been allowed for the past 85 years. The first charter adopted by the Town of Tybee at its inaugural meeting held on April 25, 1890, included the right, and perhaps duty “to provide in and near said town places for burial of dead and to regulate interments therein.” Ground penetrating radar was used in 2004 to locate 36 potential burial sites in the vicinity of the cemetery. All are now enclosed within the wrought-iron fence. To all the known and unknown people buried here we offer our respect and assurance that you are not forgotten. May you rest in peace. Next month I will tell you what we learned about the people who are buried in the cemetery. Bernie Goode has been writing for the Breeze for four years. Readers with questions or comments are encouraged to write Bernie at

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The green season is upon us. And the best four words in the English dictionary were thrown out there on February 18: “Pitchers and catchers report”. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, happy baseball season and happy spring! The City has been certified as a Tree City USA. This is a designation we have been working on for the past few months. Much of the work we have done, dating back to the establishment of a Palms Up fund and the first cooperative tree planting between the City and the Savannah Tree Foundation, helped us achieve this designation. Many thanks to City staff and all the volunteers who have assisted with tree plantings in our parks and public lands. Thanks also to all of the individuals who worked as members of Council and Planning Commission on developing policies that have helped ensure the City’s ordinances protect our existing trees. We look forward to continuing the ongoing effort of planting oaks, palms and other trees that help enhance our City’s appearance and provide some much-needed shade in the summer months. We held the the first City Council workshop in mid-February. We established goals for the next few years and reviewed some important areas of our governmental functions. We will be establishing measurable objectives, timelines and responsible parties for many of the items that Council identified as mutually agreed-upon goals. I will share these goals in the next Breeze article in April as we want to make sure the community is fully aware of the direction we are headed on several initiatives and ensure that there are opportunities for public input. The goals ranged from general overarching ones (i.e. improving the quality of life for residents) to very specific ones (ie providing a safer bike path through Memorial Park). One of the discussions we had was relative to the amount of funds we should hold in our cash reserves in the event of a hurricane or other natural or man-made disaster. We currently have approximately $1,500,000 for such situations, slightly more than we had back in 2007 before the financial markets went into near meltdown. Note that this does not include the funds we have set aside for beach renourishment and green space. We agreed that our goal as a Council will be to set aside 25% of our annual

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budget, or four months of operating funds. This represents a significantly greater amount of emergency funds than other coastal cities but we believe that having such a large amount set aside will enable our City to function should we be hit be a Katrina-like hurricane. If you disagree or would like to discuss this issue with the Council, please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts via e-mail, phone call or good old-fashioned US Post Office mail with your elected officials. Our contact info is available on our website, www. We always welcome input and suggestions. You also can get on our Council agenda by contacting our City Clerk, Jan Leviner, at 786.4573 ext. 103. We were able to complete some capital improvement projects over the last few months. You may have noticed the sidewalk on Butler south of 16th Street. One of the challenges of completing this project was a massive oak tree just north of 17th. The solution was simply building the sidewalk around the tree. The project was very well done and makes the area much safer for our residents and visitors. You may also notice that the Fire Station is being expanded. Over the last few years, we have added to the Fire Department’s suite of equipment in an effort to expand and enhance their lifesaving capabilities. However, we literally ran out of space to house this equipment. Therefore, we dedicated some of our SPLOST proceeds to adding an additional bay at the Station. It should be completed in the next few weeks. Next is the Police Department building… You may have noticed in watching City Council meetings that we are shifting, as much as possible, to paperless meetings. The meeting packets which each council member and several City staff members receive are, on average, 200 pages. We have regular meetings twice a month in addition to quarterly workshops, budget meetings and other miscellaneous meetings. Copy costs are about 10 cents a page, including paper, ink and copier costs. IPads cost about $580. The cost of these devices will pay for themselves in about a year not even accounting for staff time and energy costs involved in producing Council packets. This is part of our ongoing effort to invest in long term cost-savings similar to the longer lasting wood we are using on many of our dune crossovers. Like the investment involved in buying higher priced wood, IPads and laptops for Council meetings are helping to reduce our costs over the long term. Even if, in the absolute worst case scenario, each one only lasts two years and/or we are unable to sell them for a penny, they make sense from a dollars and cents standpoint. I should also add that these Council packets are available for the public as well at Mayor’s Night In will be on Tuesday, March 13th 6-8pm. Appointments can be made with Clerk of Council Jan Leviner at 786.4573 ext. 103. Please don’t ever hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or suggestions. I can be reached on my cell at 844.8427 or via e-mail at buelterman@ Tybee Breeze


“Peaceful Journey”

The waves come crashing in so hard Have I come too close or gone too far Seeing things I can’t explain All I know is I’ve changed El Camino De La Vida”

Are you pondering on what to do next? Have you been looking for something you cannot find? Are you living El Camino De La Vida means the way of life! your days that are best for Slow down, take a breath and feel the rhythms of you? So many questions your soul. and there are many more answers. Following your You may be in a situation that the decisions of heart will always take you to path of least resistance. others have left you in uncomfortable situations, if so, make new decisions of your own. Have El Camino De La Vida courage, find your truth! Life awaits us with all its “Listen to the rain settle on the sea wonders in every breath we take. Hear the sounds as they echo by me Put your toes in the sand today. The wind as it forces the air Samuel Adams, Psalmist The sands as they form the lands El Camino De La Vida We are all on shifting space Reflections I’ve seen of this place Is it me or just a new face We are all on shifting space


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Tybee Beautification Association Update After months of planning & coordination, Tybee Beautification Association (TBA) is excited to announce that our long anticipated Highway 80 median project is set to begin in early March. TBA has hired Ms. Stella Mathews, Registered Landscape Architect and owner of Atlantic Star Landscape Architecture & Living Roofs to help execute our vision. The entire project area will include the Highway 80 median from the Lazaretto Creek Bridge to Breezy Point. In partnership with the City of Tybee Island, existing grass and weeds in the median will be removed and replaced by new soil then planted with drought tolerant ornamental native grasses. Designed by Ms. Mathews at TBA’s request, our project is similar to her beautifully executed landscaped median in Garden City, where Highway 516 turns into August Road. The goal of TBA’s xeriscaping project is to decrease the number of man hours required by Tybee’s Department of Public Works to maintain the Highway 80 median, as well as to beautify the trip onto Tybee for both our residents and our visitors. TBA is proposing to landscape the entire Highway 80 median in phases. The first phase of the project is the 650’ of median immediately east of the Lazaretto Creek Bridge and is scheduled to start March 5. We hope to begin executing Phase 2 in November, 2012. If you are interested in this project and would like more information, please visit our website or Tybee Beautification Association’s Facebook page. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

The Fairy Tale: Based on a True Story By Alaina Loughridge

I grew up on Cinderella, Snow White and Rapunzel. Hmm. Well, then I grew up. Life ain’t no fairy tale and the prince on the white horse got sidetracked at the pub. Sigh. I let down my hair after sweeping the hearth and ended up kissing a frog. That was then. Then I really grew up. We all want that fairy tale. How can we not? Well, I have a real fairy tale for you: 34 years ago, a boy was born. His mother was 17 and his father was 22. They loved each other like every day people only hope/wish for. Enter displeased mother of 17 year old. Lies were told. The boy almost never was. A potential family filled with love, joy, hope and prosperity was left as dust. But, the boy was. The mother did prevail in the survival of this baby, only to have him lost to her immediately. Adoption is heaven and hell; it just depends on who’s the giver and who’s the receiver. Enter 34 years later. The son is a man; curious. Who am I and where did I come from? After contacting the adoption agency, he found his mom; same coast. So close all these years. Can you fathom the idea of having your birth mother so close? After 34 years do you call? Yes. The son placed that call and she answered. What do you say? Several phone calls passed. Should the father be contacted after all this time was a big question? Yes. Phone calls were placed and denied. Persistence prevailed. Dad was interested in meeting this young man that was his son. The meeting was set; Mom, Dad and Son after 34 years. Can you even imagine?

Tybee Marine Rescue Mission Reports By Joey Solomon Public Information Officer

All Quiet: There Were no called missions for the end of January and beginning of February. Last month I wrote about David Rings birthday surprise party; we Raffled off a Basket of cheer with the proceeds going to David. We very much enjoyed Dianne and Dave’s Hospitality while we presented the check. And thanks to everyone who may have purchased one! March 3rd the “Zoo Unit” of Chicken cookers (Squadron 1-A) will be at Memorial Park Helping with a fund raiser for a Charter School here on Tybee. Sorry I’m kind of sketchy with the details but I believe the dinners will be about $10 and will include a desert. We had another one of those “Stood down” almost before we got started missions a couple of weekends ago; really nasty weather, and nobody complained about that one!!! Several months ago I submitted the report that Chuck turned in at a meeting; he was out of the regular “forms” it was to say the least entertaining. I have had a lot of folks comment on “God bless a man with a flash light” and “It’s a long rope with a weight on it” which are actually basic safety equipment all boaters should carry. The Season is just about to get started, so check all your gear, check expiration dates, remember to look at the charge indicator on your fire extinguisher and “shake it” if the powder inside is a brick it may not work REGUARDLESS of what the gage says. I read a sign on a dock the other day… “It’s nice to be important… But it’s more important to be nice. Don’t be in such a hurry… You’re in the RIVER for goodness sakes … Show some courtesy, and Be Safe.”

That first meeting was like no years had passed. The love was strong as ever if not stronger knowing they had survived the years without each other knowing it was meant to be. God meant it to be. I refuse to ruin this story for you. Find out for yourself. The author of ‘The Right Triangle’, my “Fairy Tale: Based on a True Story” muse will be available to speak with you and sign your book on Sunday, March 4 at noon at Huc a Poos. Go to Huc’s and meet Martha Anne Hudson, writer, mother, and survivor of an amazing life story. Part Two will be even better! I will see you there. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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HAPPY SPRING TYBEE! Welcome spring this month with the beginning of the Third Thursdays on Tybee series! The series kicks off March 15 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm (That’s right! The time has been improved!) at the Tybrisa / Strand Roundabout. Roll on Rodney will kick off the 2012 series. Roll on Rodney consists of John Powers, Rob Roberts, Mary Jo Adams, and Zach Powers. This fabulous combination of well-known artists brings together the beauty of acoustic, classic rock and folk rock through their vocals, guitars, upright bass, mandolin, sax, and keyboard. Their eclectic sound – with a side of humor – is sure to please all ages as they perform downtown during Third Thursdays on March 15. We hope to see you there! Enjoy the music outdoors while you stroll, take in the views, and enjoy tasty treats and shops throughout the corridor. Donations are accepted during the performances to assist the BHT Program’s efforts to host community based activities throughout the corridor. Thank you!

With the coming of spring, guests to the island are arriving and the Tybee Island Information Provider Program is beginning again. Locals have a wealth of information to share with those that visit their hometown. This program is a way for you to be recognized and help out even more! If you are interested in spending a few hours walking around downtown sharing your knowledge of and love for Tybee with visitors during the peak season, please call me for more information.


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The efforts many of you put forth to promote the island and to help keep it looking and feeling fabulous is recognized and appreciated! Members of the BHT Design Committee have been reviewing and working with DPW to identify ideal locations for new litter/recycling receptacles that are arriving this month. This is a component of the DNR – Coastal Incentives Grant we received for “Keep Tybee Tidy: Combating Litter by Land for the Sea”. The partnership we have with Tybee Beautification Association, Coastal Resources Division of Georgia Department of Natural Resources and NOAA makes it possible for us to distribute educational pieces addressing the importance of not littering (i.e. “Marine Debris from Land and Sea” in this issue of the Breeze) and to provide the public with means to dispose of trash and recycling properly. There are plenty of ways for us to keep our coast clean and protect wildlife by picking up and pitching in when you see litter, volunteering at Adopt-aHighway cleanups and Beach Sweeps and putting litter in its place. In addition, word of mouth spreads fast, so share the message that wind and rain transport litter to our waterways and becomes marine debris which threatens the health of marine life, humans and our coastal heritage. Enjoy the month and remember how wonderful it is to be on Tybee. There is always something to do and to experience in our community…nature, culture and, of course, shopping and dining. The Economic Restructuring Committee is proud of the support “BUY LOCAL TYBEE” has received over the past two years. As our community continues to grow and more people decide to call Tybee home, committee members have developed and published the “2012 New Residents Guide” as a helpful all-in-one piece to assist those “settling in.” The guide is available on the BHT Program’s site @ http://www. For more info about the Better Hometown Program, special events and “Door-to-Door Corridor News,” sign up for the monthly BHT Newsletter by visiting the BHT Program’s webpage. Here’s to you and the nostalgia of Tybee! Chantel ~ 912.786-4573, ext. 123

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well as a shot at the coveted Cabela’s Overall Team of the Year Award. (Based on 100 boat fields)With low entry fees for the one-day Qualifying Events and the two day Regional tournaments allows anglers to Coffee Bluff Marina held its 2nd fish close to home and minimize annual Sheepshead tournament expenses, while still being a on January 28th 2012 and two part of a premier inshore , catch Tybee Island teams took all the and release redfish tournament money, finishing 1st and 2nd. organization. Local legends Burt Moore, This year, in addition to Jimmy Bostwick and George $60,000 in payouts per event Keeran took home the big slab of (based on 100 boat field), the bacon totaling nearly $900. They first place prize package for weighed in 5 fish that totaled 41 all 12 IFA Qualifying Events pounds and 10 ounces, that’s an George Keeran, Burt Moore and Jimmy Bostwick with has been increased. In 2012, 5 winning sheepshead that went over 41 pounds! average of over 8 pounds per every Qualifying Divisional fish, WOW! Jimmy’s monster Event winner is guaranteed10 pound 10 ounce fish also regardless of field size- a fully brought the team home biggest loaded 2012 Ranger Banshee fish honors. Second place went Extreme. The boat is powered to another group of seasoned by a 60HP, four stoke Yamaha Tybee anglers, Ken Rule, Leo outboard and equipped with Sheehan, Willie fields and a Power-Pole shallow water Barney Portman. They weighed anchor, Minn Kota trolling in an impressive 36 pounds and motor, Humminbird electronics, 10 ounces. Congratulations guys Blue Point Fabrication metal well done! Shout out to Ray at work and a Loadmaster trailer. Coffee Bluff for putting on some The entire first place package 2nd Place with 36 pounds 10 ounces goes to Barny great tournaments. is valued at $30,000. At the IFA Portman, Willie Fields, Ken Rule, and Leo Sheehan! Redfish Tour Regional events, IFA Redfish Tour & IFA Kayak Fishing Tour the first place guaranteed is $10,000 cash! Returns to Savannah For more information on the IFA redfish Tour, to The IFA Redfish Tour presented by Cabela’s and the IFA become a member of the IFA or to become a part of the Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie are returning to fastest-growing inshore fishing tournament series in the US Savannah on Saturday and Sunday March 24th and 25th. visit or contact 478-836-4266 This year’s event will again be hosted by Coffee Bluff Marina. The Inshore Fishing Association is the strongest IFA Kayak Tour grass roots inshore tournament series dedicated to catch Each of the Cabela’s IFA Redfish Tour 12 Qualifying and release in competitive fishing today. The good news Events will commence on Saturday with the newly formed is you can be a part of this great association and group of IFA Kayak Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing contested the anglers. following day (Sundays). In its third season, the IFA Kayak The IFA Redfish Tour continues to draw redfish Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie will feature 12 Qualifying anglers from Texas to the Carolinas and all points in between; Events, catch-photograph-release events across six offering two-angler teams the opportunity to compete in six different divisions (mirroring the IFA Redfish tour format, different divisions, each offering two Qualifying Events. Fish location and scheduling) as well as extremely lucrative a minimum of two Qualifying Events and advance to one of payouts and expanded fishing opportunities for nonthe three Regional Events. This then guarantees you a no- motorized fishing crafts. entry- fee trip to the IFA’s Championship Event to be held The redfish/trout tournament will pay twenty October 12th and 13th, location TBA. The Championship places (based on a 100 boat field) plus Big Redfish and pits all qualifying anglers from all six divisions head to head Big Trout. The winner will take home a Hobie Mirage Profor a combined $118,450 in payouts and prize packages, as Angler valued at $2,549, 2nd place prize will be $1,000

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Hobie Cash, and 3rd place will be $500 Hobie Cash. For more details, visit . During the Regional events first place guaranteed will be $2,000 cash! Here are the details for Savannah: Fri, March 23rd Redfish Registration from 5-7 pm @ Coffee Bluff Marina - 14915 Coffee Bluff Rd. Savannah, GA. Captain’s Meeting promptly at 7pm. Sat, March 24th Redfish Launch at safe light from Coffee Bluff Marina. Weigh in starts at 3 pm at Coffee Bluff Marina. Kayak Registration & Captain’s Meeting at Coffee Bluff Marina from 6-7 pm. Sun, March 25th Kayak Take off – location of your choice Kayak Weigh in @ Coffee Bluff Marina. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I’ll see ya in the river, Capt. Stan

About the Captain Captain Stan Allen (alias Fred) owns & operates Marshland Inshore Fishing Adventures, a local guide service that runs out of Chimney Creek Marina (The Crab Shack), on Tybee Island. Captain Stan has been a Tybee resident for over 28 years. Stan is a professional redfish angler for and a pro staff member at Contact info: 912-786-5943 ~ E-mail

GA Seminars by the Sea Porcelain Arts School “Mugs of Hope” Project ‘Mugs of Hope’ is an international project for breast cancer patients and survivors. This program was started in 2005, by Porcelain Artist Jane Bowen from Athens, GA. Jane, one of the teachers at GA Seminars by the Sea Porcelain Arts School, is herself a breast cancer survivor. This current event is being done through GA Seminars by the Sea Porcelain Arts School and is free to anyone wanting to join in this cancer awareness project. We are having our “china painting” students participate in painting beautiful porcelain mugs specifically as gifts for cancer patients and survivors as an extra activity for the school sessions February 23-March 3, 2012. Our hope and purpose of this project, is that the patients will feel the caring and love being sent their way during this incredibly difficult time in their lives, with each mug, made especially for them. South magazine and Tybee Breeze are each running articles about the ‘Mugs of Hope’ project. Also, Jenifer Andrews, with WJCL is covering the story on our day of donation. The project is in partnership with The Nancy and JC Lewis Cancer Center & Research Pavilion, with St. Joseph’s Hospital. St. Joseph’s Hospital will pick up the story for submission to their quarterly publication, Smart Living for some additional PR to benefit cancer awareness further and show the interest of the community in this disease. Also in attendance the day of presentation will be the Guardians of the Ribbon Southeast Georgia Chapter. “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” We selflessly put our women first in the battle against breast cancer; at the very least we wear her color to let her know we CARE! We bring Love & Hope to communities around the country in the form of pink fire trucks. ‘Mary’, one of four local pink fire trucks, will be at the Chapel with Shane Shifflett, the President of this local chapter. We are very excited to get the GA Seminars by the Sea Porcelain Arts School and Tybee Island/ Savannah Area Community involved in this project, bringing awareness and hope to breast cancer survivors and patients. For more information, contact Suzanne, School Administrator 706-495-6724. Recipients of “Mugs of Hope” 2012 Krista Aliffi - Cancer Navigator at LCRP - “I work with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. We have a very active Young Survival Coalition affiliate support group that meets monthly for breast cancer support. We also just started a monthly event called ‘Java and Glee at LCR’... the mugs would be a big hit at this event.” Krista Aliffi, RN, BSN, CBPN-C Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion Oncology Patient Navigator


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Weddings? Receptions? Vow Renewals? Valentine’s? Badges and Bustles? Wedding Shows? Savannah I Do! The Knot ...How did this all start? I remember in 2010 when we were so proud that the Tybee Lighthouse and Historical Society (you, Cullen Chambers!) were going to take the chapel and move it to the Lighthouse and Tybee was going to become a wedding destination. We on Tybee were so thrilled and excited. Lannie and I were your biggest fans, Cullen Chambers! Lannie and I have personally entertained in our home hundreds of guests, completing (at that dastardly day when everything changed) 32 dinner parties, multiple media events, dozens of boat trips, even more jet ski rides, hosting strangers in our homes to proudly show off our island to anyone who might help Tybee Island get out of this, stars, football players, world renowned musicians and celebrity television hosts. We had invited strangers to our island to assist us in promoting Tybee Island to be the first town out of this recession. By the way, the 62nd dinner party was our last. My husband put his foot down. We even hired a publicist! I did NOT know what one was. Toren Anderson became a part of our lives garnering every favor she could to get people to come to our little paradise. She was fabulous! I would drive all of the celebrities around Tybee, cruise by the chapel and then give them my VIP ride (no longer could I call it the Tybee Tacky Tour per my publicist) finishing the ride with a flourish showing where that stellar chapel would live on the Lighthouse grounds and become that beacon to bring brides from all over to Tybee. Chapter 2: The Historic board had to preserve an original raised cottage when Tybee Market a/k/a our beloved IGA finally got to expand its much needed parking lot. The cottage had to be moved and saved. This is where the Tybee tale becomes one more OOT story (Only On Tybee). Janie Coslick convinced Lannie and me (not really Lannie...he is always the smart one with seriously strong reservations) that we should undertake this project. For some reason nothing would deter me from thinking that this was a good idea. Our competitors even told me that this was not the best idea. Our bankers turned us down. Did that matter? NO! Small Business Administration set aside time to meet and prepare a business plan. SunTrust Bank thought it was a great idea. And the rest is history. It feels like it was years and years ago that we had this small dream of a wedding chapel on Tybee at the Lighthouse. Chapter 3: Ray Anaya would not take no for an answer. He wanted to be the Director of Events. I thought he was probably crazier than me at that point. What a

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blessing he has been winning Best of Wedding with The Knot. Carla Michael joined the chapel team with even more enthusiasm. For some reason the City of Tybee thought this chapel was a great idea. Let me tell you. Lannie and I have had tremendous support for this project and without the full support of our community this wedding chapel would not have been the dream it was meant to be. I would again like to thank my husband for not leaving town (and me), Anthony Sapone (Catskill Builders), Mark Boswell (Engineer) and The City of Tybee for allowing this project. FYI: If you can dream it the City can make it more expensive. By the way, I saw the prettiest bride on Valentine’s Day at Tybee Wedding Chapel. She was dressed in a beautiful red wedding gown and drop dead gorgeous! Sidebar: Be careful what you wish for ... you might get it. We now have our ground level enclosed meeting every code that they could find and can now make those brides have the wedding and reception of their dreams. Formal seating downstairs during the change over. Thank everyone for your support! We have now completed 34 weddings and 5 special events. Lannie and I look forward to seeing you at the chapel. We still have not had our Sweet 16 birthday party, 50th birthday party or first vow renewal. Stacye, Lannie, Ray and Carla Tybee Wedding Chapel Team

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By Julia Pearce Melissa behind t h e counter at Chu’s is a great example of Tybee hospitality. She greets locals and tourist and helps you choose the lottery numbers.

be on March 12th at The Quarter. Signups begin March 19th and the new season starts March 26th. Everyone that placed: 1st place- Coco Nuts, Coco’s Grille; 2nd place- Big Kahunas, The Quarter Bar; 3rd place- Slush Puppies, Tybee Time; Last place - Team L, American Legion. Most Male Tons- Tim Rollinger; Most Female Tons- Candace Buckley; Nine Count- Rudy Rudon (Hitting 3 triples in cricket that all count!)

CALLIGRAPHY WITH MALLORY PEARCE Learn the art of beautiful writing and learn to prepare invitations, flyers or certificates. Mallory Pearce will be hosting and teaching this class on: Saturday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 10th from 10:00amNoon. email: or call 786-5523. Completed class will require 4-5 two hour classes @ $15.00 per class. Students must furnish supplies: simple smooth bond paper & calligraphy pen (can be of the “marker” style). http://tybeearts. Marylou Vandenburg, Psy. D is a local artist with org/class-calligraphy-with-mallory-pearce/ the Tybee Arts Julia Pearce has written for the Tybee Breeze for Association. She uses wonderful six years. She is a spiritualist & Key Reader. She bright colors. performs marriages, funerals & blessings (house, The Art boat, office, car, etc.) You can contact her directly at Association had Ms. Julia Spiritual consultations a show with 912-414-0809. some wonderful reasonably priced jewelry. My personal favorite was M a r i a n n e Bramble, she is a true artisan. We love all our local musicians. But there is a new favor on the island Alberto Puentes. He plays the guitar and sings Latin romantic, beautiful music. He is available for private parties... excellent choice for an intimate dinner party. Thanks to the Tybee Arts Association, they introduced him to the island during an art show. You can call him directly at (786) 477-0202.


The Quarter Bar wins this seasons C h a m p i o n s h i p Dart Tourament! Congratulations to them. If you would like to play darts or start a team the Captains meeting will Tybee Breeze

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A New National Historic District for Tybee? By: Cullen Chambers

The Tybee Island Historical Society has sponsored the funding of a consultant to research and submit a nomination for an additional National Historic District on the South end of Tybee Island. If the nomination is successful, Tybee would have four National Historic Districts all of which represent unique and defining architectural designs which make up the historic character of Tybee. The new proposed district was recommended by the newly re-formed Tybee Island Historic Preservation Commission which advises historic property owners and makes recommendations to the Tybee City Council. Based on the HPC’s recommendation, the proposed district would encompass hundreds of historic cottages not currently part of the three existing districts. Many of the historic structures in the proposed district would be historic Tybee “Raised Cottages” and would also include numerous mid-century homes that changed Tybee from a summer resort to year around residential homes. Included in the proposed new district would be the historic commercial street once known as 16th Street and now called Tybrisa Street. Hundreds of historic property owners would be eligible for tax credits, tax freezes and other economic benefits if their properties are listed as contributing buildings within the new district. Possible exemptions to certain F.E.M.A. requirements would also be applied to certified historic structures within the proposed district. Currently Tybee has three distinct National Historic Districts, the Fort Screven National Historic District, designated in 1984, the Strand National Historic District and the Back River National Historic District both designated in 1996. The Strand and Back River Districts were also sponsored by the Tybee Historical Society and a generous contribution by the late Susan Delaney. Four National Historic Districts on Tybee would not only benefit individual historic property owners but would have a very positive impact on heritage tourism and our Island’s economy. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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Just a few years ago the idea of a 5K beach run was decided on by our turtle project volunteers as a way to raise funds and awareness of the Tybee Sea Turtle Project. The Turtle Trot has grown significantly since we started in 2005. Last year we had our highest attendance ever with 730 race participants, the inaugural year we had just 32 race participants. This year will mark the 8th year of the Tybee Turtle Trot, and I expect the number of participants to increase as well. As always, the Turtle Trot will take place on the last Saturday in April. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2012 with the race start time at 8:00. Early registration has already begun. Register before April 17th and you will be guaranteed a race t-shirt. You will be able to register the day of the event beginning at 7:00. Race day registration, packetpickup, race refreshments and award show will take place on the pier the day of the Trot. Early packet pickup will take place on Friday, April 27th from 4-8 p.m. at the Ocean Plaza Ballroom. You may sign up for the race at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center or by visiting, search for the Tybee Turtle Trot. The Turtle Trot is the sole fundraiser for the Tybee Sea Turtle Project. The sea turtle season runs from May 1 – October 31st. Tybee is visited primarily by loggerhead females during the season. We average 7-9

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Basket Of Cheer

20 bottles of liquor Five Tickets for $20

There will be only 300 tickets sold each month for the months of February, March and April, 2012. There will be a drawing at the end of each month for 20 bottles of liquor. Each month will have a different color ticket. This is what funds the Tybee DAC Kids, Inc.’s Fishing Tournament. Please see DAC and buy some raffle tickets to support the kids on Tybee. Thanks for your support!!!! Every little bit helps. Thanks, Tybee DAC

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nests each season. The funds raised from the Trot will go towards materials needed for nest monitoring and maintenance, education, the Lights Out Campaign and most importantly for housing our juvenile loggerhead, Salty, at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Salty, is a straggler taken from a nest on the north end, during the nest excavation two years ago. The term Tybee means “salt”, which is where Salty got his (not really sure of the gender yet) name. This juvenile loggerhead has grown significantly since he was first placed in the tank in August of 2010. A housed loggerhead sea turtle can be kept for educational purposes until they reach a carapace size of approximately 50 cm (about15-20 Kg or 30-40 lbs). Salty is current at 5.7kg or 12.5 lbs with a carapace with of 29cm. A few months ago, Lindsay, the caretaker at the Tybee Marine Science Center; begin noticing that Salty was floating on his left side and unable to dive normally. As he has grown the deformities began changing rapidly. His carapace, the top shell, began to show signs of a “wrinkle” that was curved in on the left side. The shape of his shell began to affect his internal organs, most importantly his lungs. Salty was not able to dive as a juvenile loggerhead should be. He was taken to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, on Jekyll Island, and treated by Dr. Terry Norton. The current treatment involves a Velcro weight patch attached to his shell to correct his buoyancy issues. Salty is currently being fed through a mesh basket (Lindsay calls it his playpen). He is now able to dive and forge for his food and the little guy is able to remain at the bottom for an extended period. At sometime in the near future, Salty will have a CT scan that will show what is causing the problem. Due to Salty’s condition, r. Norton reports that he will be an unreleasable turtle. This is a reality that we at the center are working on. Salty will outgrow his current tank in about six months. I will keep you posted on his condition. You are welcome to go visit Salty at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Our Turtle Trot would not be as successful if it were not for our sponsors. I would like to thank the sponsors from the 2011 Turtle Trot race: Andalusia Family Chiropractic, Desoto Beach Hotel, Doyle Landscaping, Huc-a-Poo’s, Latitude 32, Mermaid Cottages, North Beach Bar and Grill, North Island Kayak, Outdoor Inn, Ryan Capital, Weather Doctor, Southeast Medical, Nexeo Solutions, Ocean Plaza, John and Gail, Wayne Laney, and the Gilker family. Sponsors are invited to give out information about their business as well as set up an exhibit table at the packet pick-up on Friday, April 27th. If you are interested in being a sponsor for the 2012 Turtle Trot, please contact the Tybee Island Marine Science Center or you can email me directly at tammy@ I look forward to seeing everyone at the 8th annual Turtle Trot on April, 28th, 2012. Even if you are not a runner, it is a wonderful opportunity to get out for a beach walk and a great way to help our Tybee Sea Turtle Project. For more info on sea turtles or the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project please visit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center! The center is located at 1510 Strand Avenue. If you wish to donate, please call (912)786-5917, or visit www. If you are interested in volunteering with the Sea Turtle Project, please contact the Center or send me an email at Tammy@TybeeMarine

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WHAT’S NEW AT THE Burton 4-H Center By Paul Coote Hello Tybee Neighbors! It’s time for our monthly check-in again. Things have been quiet here for the winter holidays without any children around but we are getting back into the swing of things now. We have had several school groups from around Georgia join us at the 4-H Center to take part in our experiential education programming; today we are saying goodbye to a group that came all the way from the Chattanooga area! We have a very full schedule this spring so we will be out and about on the island teaching classes. Does everyone know this year is the 100th birthday of the Girl Scouts? There are now more than 2.3 million young women participating in Girl Scout programs, and quite a number of them will be coming to Savannah this year to take part in the birthday celebrations. Some of the Girl Scout groups are coming out to Tybee to stay at the 4-H Center and take part in programming with us as part of their celebration activities. We have Girl Scouts staying with us on the weekend throughout most of the spring this year. During one weekend in March we will have 5 different groups of Girl Scouts staying with us, taking classes, and spending time in Savannah. Watch for them on Tybee at the beach, or looking for a souvenir or meal! Day Camp information is now officially on our website, Our Second Annual Day Camp is scheduled for the week of July 23-27, 2012. Activities this year will include a trip to the Tybee Lighthouse, a Fort Pulaski tour, time visiting with our live animal collection, a community service project, as well as beach time EVERY DAY if the weather and jelly fish cooperate. On Thursday night parents are invited to join us at the 4-H Center for a hamburger and hotdog cookout at 5:45. The counselors and children will provide entertainment after the meal with the traditional 4-H talent show. We are happy to report that this year there will be a limited number of scholarships available to help defray the costs of the camp! The funds to support this scholarship have been provided by a community group here on Tybee. Look for more information on how to apply for the scholarships in next month’s Breeze. The schedule and registration materials for the day camp are on our website. Please print out the materials and either mail or fax them to the 4-H Center office on Tybee along with your deposit. Look for more information over the course of the spring as we continue to develop this camp experience for the local youth. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

Cicadas, Scale, Aphids and Hoppers Members of this group are large and distinctive and are unlikely to be confused with many of their kind of insects. Some of the hoppers can tend to fold the appendages of their wings in a down slanting position. Because they are jumpers, these hoppers might also be confused with the common grasshopper. Some of these groups do not look like insects at all. Their histories are difficult to stereotype as there are approximately 6,500 species that occur in North America. Cicadas These are best known for their unusual life cycle and ‘sons.’ They are known to have a unique appearance. You are most likely to hear them than see them. There is a buzzing sound produced by the males through July and August which is a resounding vibrating type of resonance. Their nymphs, or young ones, can drop to the ground soil areas and feed on any roots for two to five years. Mature nymphs can crawl out of tree trucks and emerge to their short life cycle within these trees. They can occur in great numbers every 17 years in the northern states and every 13 years in the southern states. They can damage very young trees, but in general, they are not serious pests. They are popularly called “Locust,” but the name is mostly applied to a certain group of grasshoppers. Treehoppers Treehoppers are mainly recognized by the distinct shape of the top of their head to the tip of their abdomen that gives them a humpback appearance. They can resemble plants, thorns and blend in with many wooded stems. They can be brown or green and most feed on plants. Froghoppers, Spittle Bugs and Leaf Hoppers Mature froghoppers & leafhoppers are very alike in appearance. Froghoppers can be usually green or brown. Leaf hoppers are mainly slender and tapered in appearance and have several colors. Both of these species are less than one half inch long. There can be many species of froghoppers that feed on a wide variety of plant life. Some are serious agricultural pests. Plant Hoppers These insects are small jumpers and are usually 3/8” long. Most are likened to leafhoppers & froghoppers. They are most distinguished in appearance because of the location of their lower antennae which is behind their eyes. Eggs of this species are laid in or on plants and the young as well as adults feed on most plant juices. They are a large group but on the whole are less common than most of the more prevalent hoppers and none are known to be serious to our general cultivated plants. Until next time, Let’s work the bugs out! Johnny “the bugman” Herald, Cox Pest Control

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Once again it’s time to put on the green and get ready for the St. Patrick’s Day festivals. We may not have any green beer but everyone is invited to come down and help us celebrate. This is also the time of year that we commemorate the birth of The American Legion which was started by veterans after World War I in an effort to assist the families of servicemen who died in combat or who came home disabled and were unable to support their families. Please, thank a veteran whenever you get the chance. There is a lot happening at the post these days. Most Sunday afternoons we are going to have the “Bean Bag” toss in the hall. The exception will be the third Sunday when we have our covered dish meal. On those Sundays we will have a Wi game available. On each third Thursday we will have a “Fish Fry” (March 15th) from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Our Sons of the Legion Squadron continues to do a great job with

the meals and using the funds received for our post renovation project. Bingo is on Fridays at 8:00pm. Cards go on sale at 7:15pm and the public is welcome. The “Big Game” is for $500.00. “Horseshoes are Back” on Saturday nights. Sign up starts at 6:15 and we start throwing at 7pm. We continue to look for new members. If you’re interested in the Legion, Ladies Auxiliary or Sons of the Legion call the Post (912-786-5356) for information. The Legion and Auxiliary meet on the second Monday of the month, with social hour (and food) starting at 6:00pm and the meeting at 7:00pm. The Sons of the Legion meet on the third Monday at 6:00 to eat and 7:00pm to meet. As always, Linda or Patti will have the canteen open at 5:00pm every day except Sunday. We close on Sundays unless there is a scheduled event.

Well it slowed down for a little but we are back in the swing of things. First the “Sunday Social” has been kicked up a notch; we will be playing the Wii on the BIG SCREEN. This is going to be a lot of fun so on March 18th at 6pm bring your very good eats and at 6:30 we’ll dive in. Come and enjoy a good time!!!! Next the Auxiliary is going to put on a fundraiser “Spring Fling (dance),” and “Mini Bottle Hunt” (adults only); also some “Scratch Off” will be hidden for a fun time. The band is Martha Swindell and Lee Sanchez; the duo will keep your feet moving. The Auxiliary gal’s are providing the food (YUM). The tickets are $10; you can buy in advance or at the door. The party will start at 6:30pm and the band will start playing at 8pm. We hope to see you there. The Auxiliary hosts this event every year,

“The Easter Egg Hunt” this will be held on April the 7th in Jaycee Park. The ages start from newborn to 10 years old. A prize will be given to a girl and boy in each age group. Don’t forget the Fish Fry third Thursday 5-7pm and boy can the S.A.L. cook!! The funds are going to upgrade our outdated kitchen!! If you have not joined us for one of our monthly meetings it is the second Monday every month. Social hour starts at 6pm and the meeting starts at 7pm. We are always looking for some more pretty faces. Anita Woodard (bless her heart) sent out 19 soldier boxes for the Christmas Holiday. And if you’re wondering if they received them or not, well she received a response from a soldier in Afghanistan which blew her away!! He was so very appreciative and sent her a medal!! Great JOB Anita!!!!


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What’s Cookin With Chef Espy

Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon

Wipe each cedar shim with oil. Place 1 salmon filet on shim. Put all shims with salmon on grill and close cover (I cover with foil to avoid cedar residue in grill). Allow shims to flame slightly and spray with water if necessary. If you want your salmon to be med. rare (like me) 8 to 10 mins. should be adequate, or more to your taste. Take off grill and place on sheet pan to spray for flames. Serve on planks or remove to plates. Serve with horseradish sauce. If grilling a whole side, use several shims side by side or end to end to create 1 grilling surface, remove salmon carefully with 2 spatulas. Whole side may be scored into 1 inch pieces for appetizer servings. Grilling on a wood plank is so incredibly simple and delicious you can’t help but have a great cooking and eating experience. I like to serve it on mashed potatoes with some horseradish with puree granny smith apples, mayo, honey and heavy cream and pair with an Oregon Chardonnay or Pinot Gris.

About 20 years ago while reading about primitive cooking techniques I came across an article that described wood plank cooking over open flames to capture the essence of wood as a seasoning for fish and other meats. Most feel that the plank cooking originated in the Pacific Northwest and was the preferred method for salmon and other fish by Native Americans, some feel this technique is Scandinavian in origin and brought to America by early travelers. I was hooked and had to give it a try. I made a few attempts at home on the grill and realized with a little adding this and that here and there, this would be a winner Hope you enjoy, Chef Espy at the restaurant (Hunter House). It was so tasty and unique, Sighs or Moans ~ it quickly became one of our most asked for meals. Here is my recipe for Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon Cedar shims or shake (untreated)! available by the bundle at lumber supply or some hardware stores and nowadays some supermarkets. Before grilling select the amount you need and soak in water for 30 mins. to 1 hour. By Carolyn Jurick Ingredients for marinade: The Founding/Governing Board of the Tybee Island 1 can Pineapple juice (6oz.) Charter School voted unanimously to change the name Juice of 1 lemon

of the school to Tybee Island Maritime Academy. We will present our petition to the Savannah Chatham Ingredients for rub: County Public School System on March 5 as the Tybee 4 Tbsp. light brown sugar Island Maritime Academy. The maritime curriculum will be integrated into the state required curriculum. As an 3 Tbsp. chili powder (I use Ancho) example, in the fourth or fifth grade, the students study 1 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. lemon zest about the Pilgrims coming to America. The Pilgrim’s 1/2 tsp. cumin vessel, the “Mayflower” is mentioned and that is usually 1 tsp. salt the last the students hear about it. In an integrated 1/2 tsp. cinnamon curriculum, such topics as navigation, how they found their way here, how did they live aboard the ship, etc. are Double for whole side of salmon expanded upon. The focus of the curriculum will be on maritime studies and science. Character education and Ingredients for salmon: life skills will also be an integral part of the curriculum. 4- 8oz. salmon filets, skin on or 1 side of salmon filet, skin on, Thank you to all who came and had a hot dog pin bones removed and drink at the Water and Energy Fair. We appreciate the support! On March 3 the Marine Rescue Squad (MRS) Here’s what to do: is cooking chicken dinners as a fundraiser for the Tybee Place salmon and marinade in a resealable bag for 30 mins. Island Maritime Academy. Dinners are $10.00 each and in fridge. include baked beans, coleslaw, a drink and dessert! Remove salmon from bag and blot excess juice with The dinners will be served from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at Memorial Park. Please come and join us and support paper towels. Mix all ingredients for rub and rub on non-skin side. the school or come and get a dinner to go! We need your support!

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March 2012 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 2011! 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.

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

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. DOC’S BAR No reservations needed. Voted Live music Fri. & Sat. 9pm - till, Sun. Best Steak 2011. Visit www. 6-10pm. Tue. $1.50 domestic beer. We look Sun. nights Shag contest. Great forward to serving ya! food & good fun! Beach, Boogie, Blues & Buffett music. Doc’s Bar Marlin Monroe’s SURFSIDE is the oldest bar on Tybee, and still Come dine in the dunes at our bar the center of the universe. Voted & grill. A hidden oasis on Tybee Best Local Musician Roy Island. Located at the Beachside Swindelle 2011! Find us on Colony on Butler Ave. Beautiful Facebook. ocean views. Serving steaks, seafood, burgers, great salads & FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH more. Voted Best Margarita 2011! Celebrating 18 years of food, fun 912.786-GRIL. & spirits...Oceanfront! You can’t miss the pink roofed restaurant QUARTER SPORTS BAR & GRILL on Strand near 17th St. (3 stories “Tybee’s little local dump with a high) 2 open-air decks in the sky really big attitude.” Locally owned for an incredible beachfront view. & operated since 1990. THE Voted Best Sunday Brunch & place to be for sports, food, fun Bloody Mary 2011! And we boast and “Licka Drinks” on Tybee. Dish the best frozen drinks on Tybee... Network Satellite for those hard you can bet your Fannie! Live to find games. Pool tables, dart music is Thur. 7-10pm with Randy boards... and have I mentioned “Hatman” Smith. We’re open for FOOD? From burgers to snow lunch & dinner everyday. 912-786- crabs, we’ve got it. Get here early 6109 for take-outs. for our Happy Hour Specials like $4 wings 4-7pm Mon-Fri. Raw & HUC-A-POO’S Steamed oysters by the dz. Open “Where the Mind & Spirits Meet!” Mon-Sat 4pm-3am. That’s also Open daily for lunch & dinner the hours we cook, so early or 10:30am-until. Located off Hwy. 80 late we’ve got you covered. See in the shops at Tybee Oaks. Mon. our menu in this magazine. Voted nights we have darts! Join us Wed. Best Burger 8 Years; Best Wings nights for corn-hole tournaments, for 8 Years; Best Happy Hour for sign-up 7-7:30pm. Live Music Fri. 3 Years in a row, and Best Local & Sat. nights (depending on who’s Hangout 2011! Under 21 allowed here). Voted Best Pizza & Best until 9pm. For to-go orders call Overall Bar 2011! 786-5900. 912-786-8966.

Benny’s Tavern The Coldest Beer in America! Tue. open pool tables. Wed. pool tournament 7:30pm. Sat. pool tournament at 2:30pm w/Ms. Molly. Tue & Thur locals night happy hour 8-10pm. Karaoke Thur - Sun w/CWL Entertainment. Bo & Nikki are in the kitchencall for specials! Come party w/ some of Tybee’s characters: Tess, Linda, Joanne & Bobbie. Wi-Fi. Voted Coldest Beer 2008-2011 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 Breakfast” awards. Free wireless/ is priceless. Local beer battered purchase. We are centrally located shrimp & steaming buckets of in the heart of the commercial oysters are just the start of a fun district at 15th & Butler. packed visit. Children are always


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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! 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, Best Place to Watch UGA Play, and Best J-ello Shots 2011! 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 2004-2011! 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 Celebrating 16 years in business! Thanks to all of our loyal customers, friends, and employees who have stuck with us all these years! We wouldn’t be here without you! Voted Best Lunch 2011! Weekday Southern -Style lunches featuring: MonChicken fried chicken or meatloaf; Tue-Turkey & dressing or Salisbury

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steak; Wed-Pot Roast or fried pork chop; Thur-Southern fried chicken, liver, gizzards, or baked ham; Fri-BBQ pork plate; Sat & Sun homemade soups. We also have our regular menu everyday including killer hamburgers, crab cakes, and much, much more! Kitchen opened Sundays till midnight. Happy hour MonFri 4-7pm $1.50 draft beer, $2 domestic longnecks & $2.50 well drinks. Sam Adams & friends play every Sun. 6pm-till. Come have a great meal and a great time with our fun-loving, kick-ass bartenders and awesome cooks! 786-6593.

events March 10th, 3pm - Tybee Island’s fun, family-friendly parade to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Dress in green & join in the fun at 3pm on Saturday. Parade starts at City Hall and proceeds down Butler Ave. to Tybrisa St. Thur., April 12th, 11am - SEAFOOD SCHOOL From Daufuskie to Tybee at Tybee Lite Shrine Club, 1 Meddin Ave. Tickets $45. Fri., April 13th, 6-8pm - AN EVENING OF OYSTERS AND WINE at Marlin Monroe’s, 404 Butler Ave. Tickets $40. Sat., April 14th, 2-5pm GRAND WINE TASTING at Tybee Island Lighthouse Grounds, 30 Meddin Drive. Tickets $50. Sun., April 15 12:30pm - CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH at Tybee Lite Shrine Club, 1 Meddin Ave. Tickets $35. April 13th - 15th - Tybee Arts Association Show and Sale. Paintings, Prints, Glass Art, Photography, Sculpture, Jewelry, Fiber Art, Mosaics, Art Quilts and Note cards. Art Demonstrations, Music and Door Prizes. Friday Opening Reception 6-9pm. Saturday 10am-6pm. Sunday 10am-5pm. Tybee Arts Assoc. Building, 7 Cedarwood Dr.

April 28th - 8th Annual Turtle Trot-5K Tybee Beach Run. Fundraiser for the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project and kick-off for Coastal Georgia’s Sea Turtle nesting season! Registration is $25 for non-members, $20 for Science Center members. Preregister by April 24th to get your free tee-shirt and order additional tee-shirts. It’s all happening in front of the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in age group March 31st, 9am - Tybee and male/female overall. www. Beach Run. 5K run-walk-crawl. Proceeds will support mission trip to honduras, sponsored by May 4th-6th - Tybee Arts Mercer University School of Association Show and Sale. Medicine. $25 until March 24 then Paintings, Prints, Glass Art, $30 until race day. Price includes Photography, Sculpture, Jewelry, race tee. $15 kiddie mile after 5K. Fiber Art, Mosaics, Art Quilts, Note Prizes for top 3 males/females in cards, Art Demonstrations, Music each age group. Sign up at www. and Door Prizes. Fri. Opening Reception 6-9pm; Sat. 10am-6pm; beach-run. Sun. 10am-5 pm. Most shows will be held at Tybee Arts Association upcoming events Building, 7 Cedarwood Dr. www. April 12th-15th - Tybee Island Wine Festival. The Tybee Post May 4th - SCAD Sand Art Theater will host the 4th Annual Festival. This annual festival Tybee Wine Festival Thur., April features competitions using sand 12 through Sun., April 15, with and objects found on the beach, four fun-filled events, offering including shells and seaweed, something for everyone – from as art. Categories include: sand wine lovers to culinary enthusiasts castle design, sand sculptures, – amid spectacular Tybee Island sand relief and wind sculpture. surroundings. For info and tickets: North Beach. March 25th, 9am to 4pm - Market at the Lighthouse. The market features select local dealers selling art, antiques, collectables, jewerly, and photography. The market will take place on the field adjacent to the lighthouse grounds. Admission is free to the market, while admission is required to tour the Light station & Museum. Parking is available in the Lighthouse parking lot.

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May 5th - Paint Tybee Pink. Come enjoy an afternoon into evening 10K walk in the beautiful city of Tybee Island Georgia (5k option available as well). We will have a Sunset Ceremony at Fisherman’s Walk pier, then each walker will receive a pink glow stick and will travel the last mile along the beach (optional). We will then finish at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion with a Celebration of Life Party complete with TropRock artist Jim Asbell playing on the Pier! $50 registration fee with no fund raising minimum or anyone who raises at least $500 will get their registration fee waived!! Fund raising is the lifeblood of any charitable organization, so fund raising and sponsorships are strongly encouraged so we might make a bigger impact on the cancer community in Coastal Georgia! We also need Crew members to come out and help our walkers along their journey, so if you can’t walk, please consider Crewing. Proceeds to benefit LibLines Breast Cancer Fund at the Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial.

Lazaretto Creek Bridge. TBA will provide trash bags, gloves and trash grabbers to all volunteers. Tybee Optimist Club Annual Yard and Bake Sale Fund Raiser. St. Michael Church Parking Lot, 8th Street and Butler. March 24th, 8am-12pm. Rain date March 31st. Tybee Community Gardens Start Anew This Spring! For more information, please contact: Lisa Callahan: or Annie Estes: mysticcooks@ Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry is open every third Tuesday. Times are 10am-11am and 6pm-7pm at Tybee’s Old School Cafeteria. ID and proof of residency 31328 required. Food drop-off is at the YMCA. If you would like to make a monetary donation please make checks out to: Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry (tax deductible). We need canned tuna and chicken, canned peaches, pears, fruit cocktail, fruit juice, corn, green beans, peas, potatoes, soup, spaghetti sauce, boxes of grits and cereal. We do not need items like PB and rice and pasta...we have 100’s of those on the shelves, enough for 3 months of handouts. God put us here to give back. If we do not give back, we have not fulfilled our mission in life. ~Robert E. “Bob” LaBlanc.

May 12th - EVP Tour Pro-AM Beach Volleyball. The EVP is excited to bring their EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour to Tybee for the third year in a row. This action packed beach volleyball event is a must see for athletes and spectators. For more info, visit: LOVE DOLPHINS? You’re invited to The Dolphin Project’s dolphin May 18th 6pm - Tybee Island program and training workshop Beach Bum Parade. The Beach in Savannah on March 3rd, 10:00 Bum Parade might surprise the to noon at Memorial Hospital’s unsuspecting visitor. Like most Conference Rm D. (Directions: parades, there are floats pulled http://www.thedolphinproject. behind cars and trucks. Unlike org/training.html.) Come learn most parades, however, the floats, about our residential Bottlenose often trailers or boats, are filled dolphins and be amazed. If you with water-throwing paraphernalia. are interested in volunteering Spectators, lined up along the for dolphin research, we parade route on Butler Avenue, need skippers with boats, armed with buckets, squirt guns photographers with 300(+) lenses, and hoses. What results is an all- Team Leaders and Assistant out water war for fun loving beach Team Leaders to record the data. bums of all ages. The Dolphin Project is an allvolunteer, non-profit research and announcements education organization, dedicated to the protection of our wild, Adopt A Highway - TBA will estuarine Bottlenose dolphins sponsor our first clean up event and our shared environment since of 2012. Come on out and give 1989. Join the team for serious us a hand on Saturday, March 3. fun!, We will meet at 9 am at the Tybee, 912sign on Highway 80 just east of the 657-3927 no RSVP Tybee Breeze


churches announcements, classifieds, just for kids, and island churches save the date

just for kids

4th Annual Tybee Island Spelling Bee September 19th. Proceeds going to the Tybee Island Maritime Academy.

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.

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

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

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A GRANT seeker and writer to assist the Tybee Pool Committee in obtaining money for the year-round pool. In a recent survey, the majority of Tybee residents indicated they want a pool to be built on Tybee. Please contact V. Worden 912-786-4965 or D. Lightsey: 912-786-0388.

Tybee RN seeks home healthcare, eldercare, or childcare work. Call Marilyn at 404-704-5548 Baby sitting & pet services! I’m skilled, responsible, and trustworthy. Call Elizabeth 912-480-5322

space available

Office space for rent $500/ Part-time kitchen help needed. month at 1010 Highway 80 East. On Tybee Island. Breakfast, Call 912.786.5853. lunch, and dinner shifts available; meal prep, serving, tutoring and clean-up in cafeteria Tutoring & CRCT Prep by setting. Must be able to pass Certified teacher w/MEd. criminal background check. Tybee resident. $10/hr. $7.50 an hour. 786-5534. Call 404-583-0429 The Tybee Light Station and wanted to buy Museum need happy, smiling faces to greet our guests and Coleman packhorse one wheel share our history with visitors orange plastic utility trailer. from around the world. Please Please call 540-890-3824. call Lorraine, 786-5801.

CERTIFIED NURSES ASSISTANTS * CNA or equivalent experience with 1 year min. experience * 1 year verifiable work history * Have reliable insured vehicle Apply @ www.comfortkeepers. com or call 912-356-0111. Be a part of our Tybee Vacation Rentals Team. Now hiring a Vacation Planner and Executive Housekeeper, Seasonal Housekeepers and Inspectors. Apply at 1010 Highway 80 East or to info@ Please no phone calls.


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Homemade Cheesestraws 20dz. $30. Call Bill 912.655.6342 50cc fully automatic VIP Scooters for sale. different colors available. 912-257-9617

All Saints’ Episcopal Church *All Are Warmly Welcomed* The Rev. Helen S. White, Vicar Service Sunday at 10AM Coffee Hour at 11AM We are located at 804 Jones Ave, two blocks west of Butler Ave. Call 786-5845 for more info or email us at “Who ever you are, where ever you find yourself on your journey of faith, there is a place here for YOU! St. Michael Catholic Church Father Thomas J. Peyton Mass and Confessions Schedule: Saturday: Vigil - 6pm Sunday: 8am & 11am Daily: Mon-Fri 8am; Sat 9am Confessions: 5-5:45pm on Sat. or by appointment 801 Butler Ave. 912-786-4505 Trinity Chapel United Methodist Pastor Hank Perry Sunday school is at 9:45am Sunday Worship is at 11am 911 Butler Ave. For more info contact the church office at (912) 786-4491 Special Worship Services: Sunday closest to Memorial Day, July 4th & Labor Day at the pier at 8:30am. All are encouraged to attend!

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Tybee Church “The Place Where Pirates Worship” Flip flops & smokers welcomed. Every Sun. 10:30am at the Benny’s Tavern - 912-433-1643 Encouragement, worship music & prayer. All included.

Looking for female 50-65 to rent room on Tybee, private vanity area, shared common areas, smokers ok. $600(ish). Call 912-257-0720.

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

for rent 2 bed, 2 bath on water w/dock. Call Ann 404-509-0170

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March is Arts Awareness, Listening Awareness, Caffeine Awareness, National MS Education and Awareness, Pollution Awareness, Nutrition Awareness, Parenting Awareness, Poison Awareness, Seagrass Awareness Month and National Peanut Month.

This month in history highlights

Formal ratification of the Articles of Confederation was announced by Congress (1781) ~ The 20-month-old son of aviation pioneer Charles A. Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home in Hopewell, New Jersey (1932) ~ President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps ~ 7 former high-ranking officials of the Nixon White House were indicted for conspiring to obstruct the investigation into the Watergate break-in (1961) ~ Former President John Quincy Adams returned to Congress as a representative from Massachusetts. He was the first ex-president ever to return to the House and served eight consecutive terms (1830) ~ Newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office and delivered his first inaugural address attempting to restore public confidence during the Great Depression, stating, “Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself...” (1933) ~ The Boston Massacre occurred as a group of rowdy Americans harassed British soldiers who then opened fire, killing 5 and injuring 6 (1770) ~ The “Iron Curtain” speech was delivered by Winston Churchill (1946) ~ Fort Alamo fell to Mexican troops led by General Santa Anna (1836) ~ Ulysses S. Grant was commissioned as a Lieutenant General and became commander of the Union armies (1864) ~ The first issue of U.S. government paper money occurred as $5, $10 and $20 bills began circulation (1862) ~ The Salvation Army was founded in the U.S. (1880) ~ The Great Blizzard of ‘88 struck the northeastern U.S. (1888) ~ A plot to kill Hitler by German army officers failed as a bomb planted aboard his plane failed to explode due to a faulty detonator (1943) ~ Julius Caesar was assassinated in the Senate chamber in Rome by Brutus and fellow conspirators (44 B.C.) ~ During the Vietnam War, the My Lai Massacre occurred as American soldiers of Charlie Company murdered 504 Vietnamese men, women, and children (1968) ~ The U.S. launched an attack against Iraq to topple dictator Saddam Hussein from power (2003) ~ The Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed (1972) ~ Patrick Henry ignited the American Revolution with a speech before the Virginia convention in Richmond, stating, “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!” (1775) ~ One of the largest oil spills in U.S. history occurred as the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound off Alaska (1989) ~ A raging fire erupted inside a garment factory in New York City killing 123 young women employed as low-paid seamstresses, along with 23 men (1911) ~ The worst accident in the history of civil aviation occurred as two Boeing 747 jets collided on the ground in the Canary Islands, resulting in 570 deaths (1977) ~ The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident occurred in which uranium in the reactor core overheated due to the failure of a cooling valve (1979) ~ In the U.S. Congress, the House Select Committee on Assassinations released its final report regarding the killings of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy (1979) ~ Newly elected President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest while walking toward his limousine in Washington, D.C., following a speech inside a hotel (1981)

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MARCH DATES TO REmEmBER 11-Day Light Savings 17-St. Patrick’s Day 20-First Day of Spring

February Riddle & Answer Take off my skin I won’t cry, but you will! What am I? 30

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Down 1. Alaina says life ain’t no what? (5,4) 4. Winners of Coffee Bluff Tournament? (5,4) 7. Critical to business? (8) 9. “Johnny Appleseed” of Harmonicas (6,4)

Across 2. Judy has plenty of excuses for not what? (7)

3. Pink fire truck’s name? (4)

5. Tybee’s only what is shrouded in mystery (8)

12. The Irish Heritage Celebration began out of a discussion that started in what bar? (7)

10. Turtle at TIMSC? (5) 11. The season of what is upon us? (5)

6. Mugs of what project? (4) 8. Now re-opened after renovation? (10) 13. Host to Georgia Seminars by the Sea? (10

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

Pirates Puzzle Answer February 2012

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StarFish Scopes January 2012 2-Russel Butler; 4-Frank Kohel, Jan Fox & Linda Lamas; 6-Janice Elliott; 8-Hailey Thurman 9-Chris Padgett & Robbie Wood; 10-Linda Springer 11-Bonnie Kline & Christina Lavoie 14-Betty Lou Futrell, Evely Wood, Jules Cantin & Warren “Hodad” Mulligan; 16-Joe Inglesby 17-Pat Locklear; 21-Tommy Clark & Angela Caldwell 22-Zeb Thurman & Alan Elliot; 23-Savannah Cartee & Henry Levy; 24-Joe Wilson; 25-Lisa McKenzie 26-Tom Groover; 27-Ryan Drossopoulos 28-Steven Cheek; 30-Julia Pearce 31-Brian Anderson, Woody Hemphill & Tom O’Toole

Pisces (February 19 - March 20) After weeks of frenzied shopping, you’re suddenly feeling the urge to be frugal. After your shopping buddies get over the shock, they’ll laugh. Convince them that you’re serious. Aries (March 21 - April 19) Excess is first and foremost on your mind, and what you specializes in. Order the most expensive, calorie-laden dessert on the menu. And don’t feel guilty about it, either. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Someone perfect could be along shortly. Ignore the age difference or anything else that seems to separate you. Focus on what you have in common.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20) You’re definitely feeling more effusive than usual. Your emotions are running on high, and you’ve noticed that your Kayla Follett turned 22! She was born 2-22 at 2:22am dear ones are also a bit testier than usual. Stick to noncontentious topics.

5-Darren & Leigh Owens 14-Stan & Linda Springer


2nd time recipient: My Tybee Jack Wedding Receives PreStigious Award WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce My Tybee Jack Wedding has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for THE WEDDING Officiant.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22) You’re in the mood to show off what you’ve got financially, emotionally and relationship-wise. You’ve got plenty to show off at the moment, so why not do a bit of celebrating? Leo (July 23 - August 22) You need to consider taking back the checkbook, or at least getting separate accounts. Handling your own finances would be better at the moment, and in the future, too. Virgo (August 23 - September 22) You’ll be the star of the show, no matter where you end up. Unfortunately, you’re not in the mood for attention. Do what you’ve got to do, then find a nice, quiet place to hibernate. Libra (September 23 - October 22) Take it one step at a time, even if you’re sure you’ve stumbled across the love of your life. If they’re who you think they are, they won’t be going anywhere. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) Remember how excessive you’ve been feeling? If you acted on it, that just might make you feel guilty. But don’t bother. Guilt is useless and it takes the fun out of being bad.

Jennifer Lee Lauber Sunrise January 15, 1989 Sunset January 26, 2012


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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) Don’t think of it as leaving a job. Think of it as taking one giant step toward what you really want to do. It might be tough to even consider moving on, but remember: the only real constant is stagnation. Capricorn (December 22 - January 20) Nothing but the best will do for the one you love. Still, that doesn’t mean you should get crazy with your plastic. Your company is the finest gift of all. Aquarius (January 21 - February 18) The Moon is feeling sassy right now, and it’s going to make you a very popular item. Be prepared for anything and everything, which is just the way you like things to go.

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Experience Luxury, Oceanfront Style Oceanfront Cottage proudly hosts Georgia Seminars by the Sea for the 5th year. If you see any of our International artists please take a few moments and welcome them. They will be the guests of Oceanfront Cottage Rentals with many meals and special events being held at Tybee Wedding Chapel. Suzanne Painter has been such a huge supporter of Tybee! She purchases food locally from our IGA and uses our local restaurants! We look forward to her return visit with these illustrious artists. Many people on Tybee do not understand that we have world masters who teach individual classes to advance study teachers of various styles of porcelain art. This is one of the most prestigious schools in the world and all of these porcelain masters are scheduled years in advance for Suzanne’s classes on Tybee Island. The Spring season is fast approaching. You can’t tell our northern guests that this is unusual weather that we have been enjoying. Let’s just enjoy being in short sleeves in January and February and allow our visitors to believe that this is “normal weather” for Tybee. Everyone looks forward to Irish Heritage Festival! Our small town parades are legendary and remind locals and visitors from all over the world of their bygone carefree hometown parades of childhood. We are all thankful to be able to enjoy safe and family friendly parades which have become a memory in many communities. Tybee should be busy this year with St. Pat’s since all of the rooms in the Historic District have been booked for months. Hopefully, our season will start early and continue to improve Tybee’s economy. April looks good with the elementary and middle school Spring breaks. These multigenerational families look forward to their “Tybee Time” every year and help support our shops and restaurants as well as hotels and vacation rental agencies. Together we can get out of this recession! Our guests need to be welcomed so that they can enjoy our beautiful town and feel like they are a part of our community. If you have friends or family that want to plan a family reunion please count us in! Lannie and I look forward to more pretty weather and hope to see you out boating, on your jet skis or bicycles. I don’t know what happened this winter but we were sure busy and it has gone by way too fast! See you around Tybee! No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

Dear Fran, My wife is on my case about not wearing pants around the house. I just don’t see the problem if I’m home and trying to relax after a long day of doing whatever I have to do. It’s not like I’ll embarrass her or anything if somebody comes to the door. My shirt’s long enough to cover my parts. What do you think? Bare and Don’t Care Dear Bare, Are your legs tanned and muscular or whale belly white and skinny? Do you wear socks around even if you’re not wearing pants? Is your shirt covering a beer belly part or just other specific parts? I have to know all these things before I can answer. Where do you live? Fran Dear Fran, During the Mardi Gras madness on Tybee last month, I met this gorgeous woman who wore a mask the entire I was with her. She had the best curves I’ve ever seen. Now, I’d like to see her face, know her real name, and perhaps ask her out. I don’t know what to do. In love, Pierre LaPure Dear Pierre, Sweetie. Sit down. Take a deep breath. You were at the Fannie’s Mardi Gras Ball and that was no woman. You need to get over your fixation. Perhaps you’d be better off looking for a leprechaun at the St. Pat’s festivities. Love is blind, Fran Dear Fran, I was reading Tommy Thompson’s suggestions for New Guinness World Records that could be set on Tybee. I’ve got the BEST idea yet! Let’s have the largest group of topless women in March. Man, I’d pay to see that. Let me count ‘em. Big Bad John Dear BBJ, NO! First of all, going topless on Tybee is against the law. Secondly, it’s too cold in March for that. I think we should do overweight guys in Speedos instead. You be the judge, Fran Dear Fran, My mother-in-law calls me twice a day to chat. It’s driving me crazy. She really doesn’t like me and is just checking up on me to make sure that I’m home or where I’m supposed to be. Then she offers to email me her “boy’s” favorite recipes in case I want to make him a really nice dinner like she used to make him. How can I put an end to this!!! Sincerely, Frazzled Newly Wed Dear Frazzled, Newly weds often have to deal with developing relationships with their in-laws. I’ll give you three suggestions: (1) Don’t answer the phone (2) Humor her and tell her to email you the recipes (3) Tell her you’re late for a date with the guy you’re having an affair with and will call her back when you have a minute. Be careful what you choose. Best wishes, Fran Tybee Breeze



Steven Soderbergh said in a recent article that he wanted Gina Carano as his main actress/fight girl because she is a professional fighter and a lot of actresses could not fight well. The problem with that, my dear Mr. Soderbergh is that a lot of fight girls can’t act. So do you sacrifice the acting for the fighting or vice versa? In Soderbergh’s case he sacrificed all acting for the worst case of choreographed fighting I have ever seen. I could have completed the maneuvers in the aisle at the movie theater. 10 minutes in I knew I had made a mistake and that I should have gone to see The Grey. Hindsight is always 20/20. But I digress; let me finish this disaster off for you: Gina Carano is a terrible actress and you can see her floor swing kick coming from around the corner. Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas and Ewan McGregor – what in hell were y’all thinking? Channing Tatum? I know what you were thinking. Ewww. Not to mention that the chase scene took 20 minutes. Ugh. I would catch that girl in five seconds with a gun and one bullet – to my own head. I shouldn’t furthermore, but I’m gonna. Furthermore, the story sucked and why would a professionally trained assassin tell her story to a 17 year old pimple boy? Whatever. I refuse to bother you with any other details. Pass on this one and go watch StarDust. I give this movie 1 bottle of Grey Goose (because my date was really good looking) and 4 bottles of Aristocrat (because ain’t nothing saving this movie – even the Russians won’t drink it). StarDust:

This is simply the best movie ever! You want love, romance, fantasy, magic, fairytale, happy ending, and Robert De Niro in drag? You got it baby! Starring Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Robert De Niro, StarDust is just that perfect happy chick flick meant for you! When young man Tristan (Charlie Cox – who magically gets better looking as we watch) sets out to collect stardust for his lady love, home wrecker Sienna Miller, he meets Claire Danes, the fallen star. Determined to bring his ‘stardust’ back to the home wrecker, he meets Pfeiffer who wants his ‘stardust’s’ heart for her continued youth (the scene where Pfeiffer is trying to get her boobs to not sag is hysterical), De Niro makes the entire movie when he is singing and dancing in drag, and the dead brothers hanging in the background wanting to go to heaven while they wait for the true king to be crowned. It’s all just a good time. I give this movie 5 bottles of Dom Perignon (because it’s truly a great movie and Dom Perignon is truly a great champagne).


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Thank you for a relaxing, fun weekend at Tybee. Your hospitality made us feel like friends rather than guests. Hope to come again soon. Holly & Sam, Clarksville, GA Thank you for your lovely home and hospitality. We enjoyed our Girls weekend. Marilyn, Marsha, Louise, Houston, TX

Thank you all, Susie & Stuart Lighthouse Inn, 912 786-0901

Laughter on the 23rd Floor By Neil Simon February was a great month at the Lighthouse Inn on Tybee Island. Our mild winter temperature was a welcome relief from the snow for our guests who traveled from Maryland, Minnesota and Missouri to spend a quite vacation exploring our Island, walking on the beach and enjoying the great restaurants in the evenings. In February also our neighbor, Tybee Island Lighthouse reopened after renovation and is now ready again for the brave and adventurous to climb to the top for a wonderful view of the beach and Tybee Island. Our thanks to the staff and volunteers for all the work they do to provide this wonderful piece of history for visitors who come to our little slice of “paradise” for the beach, the heritage, the friendly folks, coastal cuisine, and too many more reasons! In March 2012 we will be celebrating the 100th birthday of the Girl Scouts by planting “Daisies for Daisy” – either in the yard or in our porch pots. Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, founder of the Girl’s Scouts was affectionately called Daisy by family and friends. My grandmother’s name was Daisy, so this month has double reasons for us to celebrate two great women by planting daisies. Anyone can do it. Decorate with daisies, put daisies on the table, pot them on balconies. The grassroots effort is simply an endearing, welcoming tribute … and so simple to do! We took a peek at for March 2012, and we are pleased to see that freezing temps are behind us. This means you’ll see us rocking on the porch even more, waving and smiling. What a wonderful life here on Tybee Island! Comments: Dear Stuart & Susie – We have been anxious to meet you. Gil and Tammy were right “You own a little slice of paradise.” Thanks we had a wonderful time. Lew and Peggy, Tyler TX (Gil & Tammy have been visiting us for 10 years and brought Gil’s parents for a visit) No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

Tybee Arts Performing Society

Neil Simon takes us behind the scenes to the writers room for a fictional look at the chaos and comedy of the Max Prince show a 1950’s t.v. hit. This is a hilarious salute to the comedy writers of televisions golden age Mr. Simon wrote for many years as one of the great writers for the Sid Caesar’s fabled “show of shows” along with Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Woody Allen. “Laughter” is about the camaraderie of the best writers in the country. They grind out funny material for the weekly 1-1/2 hour show. The play is also about friendship, the break through of female writers and a country in changing times. Everyone’s on eggshells with MC McCarthy’s blacklist and the networks finding the right shows and time slots for 1950’s television. The Max Prince show is no “Father Knows Best.” This show will be a trip down memory lane if you are over 55 and a history lesson if you are younger. Tickets $15 or $12 TAA Members. Visit us at or call 786-5920. Show dates: last two weekends in March. Friday & Saturday’s 7:30pm and Sundays 3:30pm March 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, and April 1st. Sundae’s Cafe will be serving a special dinner menu on Friday & Saturday nights and get you to the show on time. Call 786-7694 to RSVP. Cast: Mel Gordon, Mary Felchlin, Sally Cameron, Arnie Correa, J.R. Roseberry, Virgel Moore, Valerie Hartz, and Janet Ruthridge. This Neil Simon show is PG13 strong language. Tybee Arts Center and the Jim Ingham Black Box Theater at 7 Cedarwood Lane. For more info call director Carol Ingham 786-652 Tybee Breeze


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“Our philosophy is simple: good food, from our neighbors, prepared and served by staff who care about what matters – your enjoyment.” Regional foods are the centerpiece of the menu at Vicki’s on Tybee. From shrimp to grits, Lazaretto Creek to Statesboro, key ingredients have been found close to home. “Local shrimp was the starting point,” said Vicki Hammons. When she and husband Rich, owner of Lighthouse Pizza, started planning the new restaurant, they knew Tybee-caught shrimp would be the star of the menu. They quickly found that much more than shrimp could be found locally. Manager Greg Poole and assistant manager Graham Koch took the lead on finding local food sources for Vicki’s menu. Shrimp, blue crab and local fish from local shrimp boat Miss Amber, grass-fed beef and free-range chicken from Georgia farms, grits and cornmeal from Freeman’s Mill in Statesboro are key ingredients. From there they expanded to local and regional produce in season, plans for their own herb garden, and even plans to recycle their used cooking oil as biodiesel. “Sourcing locally as much as possible is a win all around. Good quality food for our guests, good business for us and good business for our neighbors in fishing and agriculture, said Hammons. The menu focuses on deliciously simple, wellprepared meals featuring shrimp, oysters, scallops and several varieties of fish served fried, grilled or broiled; and a rotating selection of fresh-cut steaks. Low Country and southern favorites, include shrimp and grits, Savannah Red Rice, deviled eggs, fried okra, and more. Other specialties include Lexington Market Crab Cakes, Shrimp and Scallops Fettuccine Alfredo, and Pecan and Panko encrusted chicken breast. For vegetarians the menu offers Zucchini cakes and grilled Portobello mushrooms. And for dessert, choose Savannah Banannah Pudding, Georgia Peach Cobbler or other sweets. The menu is rounded out with a full bar. Specialties are Summertime Sangria, a white wine sangria, and Frushis, several varieties of fresh fruit frozen cocktails. Vicki’s opens for dinner service March 1, with lunch service planned for mid-March. Vicki’s is located at 1105 U.S. Highway 80, a location with a long Tybee history. For years the building was home to the Turntable, or Shorty’s Turntable, a restaurant and general store named for the railroad turntable that once served tourist trains to the island. More recently, Georges’ restaurant occupied the site for several years. For more information, visit www.vickisontybee. com. 912-786-9869.


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Have you ever thought of managing your own personal finances like managing a business? I talked about the financial planning tree in my first article in the “Tybee Breeze,” and in this one I’d like to talk a little bit about the two most important concepts from the business world that apply to your personal finances. These are cash flow and balance sheet. When we move from the business world to your personal finances, the name I use for cash flow is income and expenses; the name for balance sheet is net worth. To get a handle on your personal finances, you need to produce a statement for each of these. Cash flow is critical for businesses and is the most often cited reason for business failure. It’s also the way many individuals get themselves in financial difficulties. The first part of cash flow is to add up all your income and all your expenses and insure that your income at least equals, preferably is greater than, your outgo. If it’s the other way around, you’re in a negative cash flow situation and you’re in trouble. The second part is the timing of income and expenses. Even if you’re in a positive cash flow position, you can still get in trouble if the timing of income and expenses does not match up well. Some of us have experienced this when that car note or electric bill is due and there just isn’t enough in the checking account to cover the payment. But we write a check anyway counting on the “float” (the amount of time it takes the check to clear your account) to give us time to make a deposit large enough to cover it...or some other creative way... like using a credit card to pay for something we don’t have the funds for. Net worth, on the other hand, looks at your assets and liabilities - i.e., what you own vs. what you owe. The math is pretty simple: Assets - Liabilities = Net Worth. I’m sure you can guess that it’s better to have more assets than liabilities and therefore have a positive net worth than to be the other way around. Younger people are sometimes negative when they’re first starting out, however. They might have to buy clothes, cars, furniture, and maybe even a house before they’ve had a chance to amass any substantial amount of savings and investments, but they better insure they’re in a very positive cash flow position if they take on these kinds of debts because they can get overextended quickly if they’re not careful. And they can take that positive cash flow and put it into savings and investments to increase their net worth. As you grow older, your net worth should certainly turn positive. This is how people become wealthy and how they can afford to retire...or become what I call financially independent. So live below your means, save for a rainy day, and have some fun along the way. PFP (personal financial planner) No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

The Georgia Historical Commission was an organization created by the U.S. state of Georgia for purposes of historic preservation. The Georgia legislature created the commission in February 1951 to promote and increase knowledge and understanding of the history of Georgia. The commission also gained national recognition as a pioneer in state historic preservation. The commission’s other major work was erecting some 1,800 historical markers. In 1973, Governor Jimmy Carter’s governmental reorganization dissolved the 22 years old commission. The successful agency’s dissolution has caused controversy and bitterness on the works but much of commission’s work has remained as the Department of Natural Resources took over the commission’s functions and maintains most of the sites and museums, and the Georgia Historical Society took over the marker program. The responsibility of maintaining several sites now belongs to local groups.


Inscription: A lighthouse on Tybee was one of the first public structures in Georgia. Completed in 1736 by William Blithman of cedar piles and brickwork, its 90 foot height made it the loftiest in America. Destroyed in a storm, it was replaced by another built by Thomas Sumner in 1742 which Oglethorpe called “much the best Building of that kind in America.” It was almost entirely rebuilt in 1757 by Cornelius McCarty and James Weyms. In 1773 John Mulryne built the third lighthouse on a third site. The Mulryne lighthouse forms the base of the present structure, making part of it of Colonial construction. In 1791 Georgia ceded it with 5 acres to the Federal government. Partially destroyed by the Irish Jasper Greens of Savannah during Union occupation of the island, it was repaired and today is one of the famous lighthouses on the Eastern seaboard. Erected: 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. Location: 32° 1.333′ N, 80° 50.679′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, GA, in Chatham County. Marker is on Meddin Drive, on the left when traveling north. Marker is on Fort Screven, between Gulick and Taylor Streets.

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Businesses You Need to Know About By Alaina Loughridge

You only get one chance; it’s all fun and games until you turn 35. Then everything dries up and drops south. Trust one who knows. You WILL live to see 35 and if you treat your body like ass you will look like ass. God, I wish someone would have been kind enough to tell me that! Oh, wait. They did and I didn’t listen. So, enough about that! Is it fixable? Yes!

Let’s talk SALT...

and not for your popcorn - for your hands, face, body, and all your pink parts. I would like to think y’all like your parts clean, but let’s go a little bit further and think soft, fabulous, celebrity fab. SALT has scrubs, lotions, soaps, loofahs, essential oils, spa products, pillows, slippers, nail polish, lip balm, etc. (ooh, and bath robes … no more walking around in your birthday suit!) Stuff that makes you realize you are a temple. Treat your body like one. Don’t drive to the mall, bicycle to SALT and exfoliate your body. You only got one, son! (p.s. animals are not involved and most products are made on sight) Open NOW! Get your exfoliation on! I recommend the ‘margarita’; my skin is shining and it’s not from what you want to think! Located on Tybrisa between Rock House and Brass Anchor Tattoo go check it out and get scrubbed!

Good Vibrations! Oh Yeah!

Let’s chat baby! You need vitamin supplements, minerals, herbs, natural soaps, infra red sauna (detoxifies, simulates exercise and helps cancers patients), red/blue light therapy (stimulates collagen, kills bacteria), healing teas and incense? You also want to read up on alternative books (yoga to brain longevity), DVDS, CDS, get natural foods, crystals, plant food and lava lamps? Good Vibrations is a must see! You will be surprised to see how much good stuff is in this store. Good Vibrations also offers ear candling (where you get all the goo outta your ear and you can hear again), gorgeous scarves, and lots of detox products (Lord knows we all need that). Right now hours are Wed. through Sat. 11 – 7 and Sun. from 1 – 5. Located on Butler between Rock House and Sand Bar, stop by Good Vibrations and get your health on. Between SALT and Good Vibrations we should all be looking and feeling glorious in no time at all!


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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 Check out the new arrivals at your Tybee Branch of Live Oak Public Libraries: Fiction “Chasing Midnight,” by Randy Wayne White “Celebrity in Death,” by J.D. Robb “Illusion,” by Frank E. Paretti “I’ve Got Your Number,” by Sophie Kinsella “Lone Wolf,” by Jodi Picoult “Oath of Office,” by Michael Palmer “A Perfect Blood,” by Kim Harrison “Private Games,” by James Patterson & Mark Sullivan “The Shadow Patrol,” by Alex Berenson “Sonoma Rose,” by Jennifer Chiaverini “The Thief,” by Clive Cussler “Victims,” by Jonathan Kellerman “The Wolf Gift,” by Anne Rice Nonfiction “The Blood Sugar Solution,” by Mark Hyman “Enemies: a History of the FBI,” by Tim Weiner “King Peggy,” by Peggielene Bartels “The Magic,” by Rhonda Byrne “Once Upon a Secret,” by Mimi Alford “Restless Souls,” by Alisa R. Statman & Brie Tate “Revelations,” by Elaine H. Pagels “Showdown: The Inside Story of Obama’s Fight to Save His Presidency,” by David Corn “Snap: Seizing Your Aha! Moments,” by Katherine Ramsland “The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten,” by Steve Martin “Voyagers of the Titanic,” by Richard Davenport-Hines To check availability of any of these titles, visit our online catalog at

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On Tuesday nights the Shrine Club hosts “Supper Club,” and EVERYONE is invited! Dinner is only $8! They serve $2 well, beer & wine, and $4-5 premiums (that has to be the cheapest place on the island)! There is a spectacular view of the mouth of the Savannah river where you can watch the ships coming and going, the beach, Hilton Head Island and the lighthouse. Until you become a member you must call 786-4362 and leave your name and how many will be attending the dinner. Membership is only $10 a year! And the money goes to transporting the children they help to and from the hospital. They also have a 50/50 raffle every week. The Shrine Club is available for parties, events, weddings & receptions. You can get married outside on Battery Brumby with the lighthouse as a backdrop, then head inside for the reception with a view of the beach. You definitely have to go check it out!


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The Tybee YMCA & Recreation is in the thralls of MARCH MADNESS! Obviously, in a very positive way! There are so many exciting events, programs and happenings at our YMCA this month. As of March 1st we will begin registration for the following programs: Spring Soccer, Baseball, T-Ball, and Summer Day Camp. We know it’s early to think of the fun summer ahead, but with the huge success of last summer’s camp, we want to make sure no one misses out on the action. Don’t forget you can make a difference in a child’s life by sponsoring them through a Priceless Gifts donation to attend summer camp. Please call the Tybee YMCA for details on how to sponsor a child. A special event that we are hosting is our first ever, Shake your Shamrocks at our Green Glitter & Glow Zumba Party MARCH 10TH. This event will be held in the Gymnasium from 5-7 pm and the public is invited. Cost of Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Priceless Gifts Scholarship fund for Tybee residents. There will be a prize for the most decorated participant! Please come join us for this fun and worthy cause. The Humane Society will be hosting a low cost, drive through vaccine clinic on March 4th in the Old School Parking lot from 12-3pm. The cost is $10 for vaccines and $20 for microchips. Please come out to support this paws for a cause event. There is still time to also participate in our FREE Healthy Living Workshop on Friday mornings from 9-11 am in room 6 of the Old School building. Call the Tybee YMCA to sign up. I would also like to personally thank everyone in the Tybee community that has so generously donated to the Rising TYde Community Food Pantry. Whether you have donated food, monetarily, volunteered or just shown support, it does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. The overwhelming support has truly been humbling and true testament of “Tybee people helping Tybee people”. I am so proud to be a part of this community and pantry. THANK YOU! Gina B. Casagrande No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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