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Tybee Breeze Established 2002

TO GET IN TOUCH: Call: (912) 786-8986 or (912)257-2254 Subscribe: $29 to P.O. Box 2505 Tybee Island GA 31328 Email: info@tybeebreeze.com Web: www.tybeebreeze.com BECOME A FAN:

PublisherS: Shannon & Sundi Marino Editor: Margie McLellan Layout & Design: Sundi Marino Photography: Julia Foster Advertising Sales: Sundi Marino Staff CAT: Asti

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!

HELLO FABULOUS READERS! The Fall Series of Third Thursdays on Tybee continues November 17th 5- 6pm at the Tybrisa / Strand Roundabout with the infamous Mr. Harry O’Donoghue! Since the age of twenty, Harry has been playing guitar, performing with local folk groups and touring throughout the U. S. and Ireland. He has performed with The Savannah Symphony, shared the stage with numerous international recording artists, performed at a variety of settings from concerts to private events, and released several critically acclaimed albums. All this AND he co-produces and hosts The Green Island Radio Show highlighting Celtic music on Georgia Public Broadcasting radio. No wonder he has been voted best Folk Artist by the readers of Connect Savannah Magazine every year since 2000! Harry’s musical talents will resonate while you are enjoying your “downtown” time strolling Tybee’s Main Corridor. In case of inclement weather, the performance will move inside to Fannies on the Beach along Strand Avenue. Third Thursdays on Tybee provides free, family-friendly, outdoor music. We are preparing for the 2012 Series of Third Thursdays on Tybee and ask for your continued support. If you would like to make a donation specifically to support Tybee Island Better Hometown events, you can! Please stop in to see me or feel free to give me a call. Your donation will go directly toward events put on by the Better Hometown program for the community and guests. Can you believe the holidays are just a few weeks away already?!?! Yippee! Tybee for the Holidays will be back in full swing November 24 and there are many festive ways you can celebrate with your families and neighbors. Two years ago, we started “Decorating Day” to bring everyone together to add to DPW’s decorating efforts and decorate various

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locations on the Island. Hopefully, you will join us again this year! We will meet at Memorial Park at 10am the Saturday after Thanksgiving (11/26). Decorations will be passed out with instructions. The first weekend of December is going to be jam packed with fun! Friday, December 2 at 6:30pm is the annual LIGHTS ON FOR TYBEE night downtown Tybee with surprise visitors from the North Pole for the kids. Billy Manucey will be leading the singing after the Mayor lights the tree. Then Gretchen Greene School of Dance students will be performing and Tybee Beautification Association will present prizes for the best decorated businesses! (That’s right, Businesses – Get in the spirit and hang your lights and décor now! Nominations are accepted Thanksgiving thru December 1.) This year, the Park of Seven Flags is being transformed into the PARK OF GIVING. Bring your donations for Tybee’s Rising TYde Food Pantry, the Milton Project, Toys for Tots, and the Mayors Motorcade. Donations will be accepted during Lights on for Tybee throughout the weekend in conjunction with the Holiday Shop-n-Stroll and the Parade. Saturday, December 3 at 1pm is the TYBEE ISLAND CHRISTMAS PARADE. Last year was the largest parade ever in celebration of the holidays! We look forward to having everyone show off their festive side with costumes and dressed up floats again. The parade application is in this issue of the Breeze or you can download it from www.tybeefortheholidays.com. Please submit it by November 25. Tybeefortheholidays.com is your one stop site for all the information you need. The site has info about holiday dining, activities and other festive updates. Please share the link with others. If your business / organization is having a holiday activity open to the public, you are encouraged to contact a promotions committee member or me to include your holiday info on the site! Here’s to you and the nostalgia of Tybee! Chantel ~ 912.786-4573, ext. 123 cmorton@cityoftybee.org Tybee Breeze

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Keeping It Real Congratulations to all you Breezy Award winners out there. I’m really happy with how many people voted this year and with all your choices for the “best” of Tybee. There are a bunch of comedians out there that make the long tedious process of counting ballots bearable with all your comments, some I can’t ever mention, just know they put a smile on our faces when we read them. Check out all the winners on page 33! Pirate Fest was yet again a fantastic event! Despite the weather it was very successful. My little Pirate Princess is growing up loving pirates and excepting all our pirate activities as a way of life. She loved the bounce house the best this year! A BIG THANK YOU TO BUSINESSES WHO DONATED MONEY FOR POSTAGE TO SEND PACKAGES OF DONATED GOODS TO OUR TROOPS! (A ribbon will be displayed on their ads. Please support and thank these businesses): Bernie’s Oyster House ● Captain Mike’s Adventure Tours ● Island Pharmacy ● Island Scooter Rentals ● Latitude 32° ● Ocean Front Cottage Rentals ● Quality Golf Carts ● The Beach View Bed & Breakfast ● The Post Office ● The Rail Pub ● The Quarter Bar & Grill ● The Savannah Bank ● The Tybee Breeze ● Tybee Island Charters ● Tybee Teeth “Be Breezy... You’re on Tybee Time!” ~Sundi

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NEW POST OFFICE HOURS Effective October 29, our hours are changing … just a little. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday we will be open from 9am until 4pm. Hours on Wednesday & Saturday will be from 10am until 1pm. With all the discussion going on about the Postal Service, Don and I decided that we needed to make some changes that would make Tybee a more productive office and also reduce costs. So, we submitted a proposal for a change in hours which has been approved by our area office. There is no question that mail volume is down…. way down. There is also no question that postage sales have decreased over the past couple of years, too. Being an island community, our customers are a little different than larger offices, like Savannah. Most of our customers buy one or two stamps a couple of times a week. We know you do this because you like to come and talk to us, and that’s fine with us because we like to talk, too. However, we have to get the mail up before we can chat with you or we don’t make our service goals. This post office has been making its service goals for 15 years that I’m sure of. That’s how long I’ve been here! We only have 30 minutes from the time we lock the door until the truck arrives to collect our mail for that day. Sometimes we have difficulty making our afternoon dispatch ‘on time’ if customers come in at the last minute with packages or transactions that are time consuming. By closing at 4, we will be able to ensure that we can service the customer and have our mail ready when the truck arrives for afternoon collection. Thank you all for your usual cooperation.

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A Beachy Thanksgiving For our troops! Tybee Style

Remember that we will be sending ‘baked goodies’ to our troops for Thanksgiving. If you have something you’d like to add to the packages, please bring them in by Nov. 4th. Our businesses (and some private donations) have been so generous in contributing to the postage fund. We will send the packages until we run out of money. Items to donate: Baked goodies, snacks, coffee, flavored creamers, peanut butter, crackers, gum, hard candy, instant hot chocolate, cider and oatmeal. Non-food items or toys like DVDs, CDs, games, books, puzzles, cards & anything fun to brighten the holidays are great. It will be getting cold over there shortly so anything to help them stay warm is good. “Hot hands,” thermal shirts, warm hats & ear muffs. Clothing items should be black (except socks). Even if it’s not part of their uniform, they can sleep in these to keep warm. Thank you to everyone who has called, asked questions and offered support for this very important project. I have no doubt that we will have a successful (and fun) project. Annie is excited with us and will be waiting to help pack the boxes.

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R.I.P. Steve Jobs On October 5, 2011 Steve Jobs lost his fight against the cancers that had attacked his body over the last several years. In Steve’s passing, America has lost an icon of the contemporary American Dream…! The journey from being an infant put up for adoption to the CEO of the most innovative consumer electronics and movie companies in the world was full of challenges, intrigues, failures and successes. Fortunately, due in a large part to Steve’s creative genius, we have a video archive of much of his journey of leading Apple and Pixar to the pinnacle of the computer and animated movies industries. From our childhoods we all have fuzzy memories of Charles Dickens and Horatio Alger stories of rags to riches, but through the wonders of the internet we can look back at videos of Steve from the 1980’s, working out of his parent’s garage, to the last months of his life, still promoting Apple Inc. If you have the time, google “Steve Jobs”, and find the YouTube video of his 2005 Commencement Address

at Stanford University. Here you will find a thumbnail sketch of his life and trials and tribulations: “Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks -- including death itself -- at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.” Throughout Steve’s career he had a “love/ hate” relationship with Bill Gates (another contemporary American Dream icon) and his software company Microsoft. These two and their companies have been collaborators and competitors in one of the most dynamic industries of our lifetime. They shared a common love for the personal computer revolution, but little else in the way they pursued the dreams for their respective companies. Steve wanted to make elegant solutions for the use of computers by everyone, starting from the customer experience and working backwards to the technology. His decision that his company must control both the hardware and software to achieve their goals, in the early years cost him market share, while Microsoft soared ahead by licensing their software to any takers. Ultimately this decision to control both the hardware and software, of his products, cost him his company. However, after returning to Apple as CEO in 1997, this quality control approach to product development revived Apple from the ashes and led to the phenomenal success of the Imac, Ibook, Ipod, Itunes, Imovie, Ilife, Iphone and Ipad. Subsequent to Steve’s passing, I went online and found the Stanford video, referenced above, plus dozens of others that chronicle the growth of Apple and Microsoft over the years. One of the most enlightening video series is a collection of ten or so videos of a 2007 interview of Steve and Bill Gates at an; “All Things Digital - Executive Conference”, hosted by the Wall Street Journal. I know this started out as a homage to Steve Jobs, but watching the videos and interplay between Apple and Microsoft, were lessons for other two-party competitions, such as the Republicans and Democrats. Both pairs of organizations are successful and have dedicated followers that will stick by them in both good and bad times. The difference is that Apple and Microsoft realized that it was a “zero-sum” competition, for either to try to destroy the other and more productive to collaborate on common products and compete on other products and let the market decide. In the interest of full disclosure, I don’t own stock in either company, but do own computers, software, phones and gadgets from both and while I may not have shared the politics of Steve Jobs I prefer the user-friendly, elegant solutions achieved by his products over those from Microsoft.

Remember: “If you’re lucky enough to live on Tybee, you’re lucky enough…! Tommy Thompson, a sales associate with Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, 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 or email him at: thomasfstop@gmail.com

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Hello Tybee! The Tybee Island Tourism Council would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon runners! We are so happy to have you here on Tybee Island and hope you enjoy your stay! Please consider returning to Tybee on February 3-4, 2012 for the Critz Tybee Run Fest! This event includes 5 different races: the North Beach Grill Bar & Grill 5K, 10K Race, Critz Half Marathon, Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run and the YMCA 1 Mile Run. Run as many as you like or run in all 5 races and the distance equals 26.2 milesa full marathon! More information about the Critz Tybee Run Fest is available at CritzTybeeRun.com. Thanks to all that came out for the Savannah Chamber’s “Taste of Tybee” event on September 30th! It was a big success as always and we appreciate all the participation. The weather was great and thanks to all the Tybee restaurants that participated! The Tybee Island Pirate Fest was once again a success even though the weather was a bit windy and damp. It didn’t seem

to deter many people from coming out and enjoying the festivities! This year’s Pirate Fest received a lot of positive media coverage leading up to the event including TV appearances in Macon, Augusta and Savannah as well as features in Gwinnett Magazine, Points North Magazine and Appen Newspapers in Atlanta as well as the Orlando Sentinel. We look forward to next year as planning will start shortly to make the event even better for 2012! The Fall in Love with Tybee campaign and vacation giveaway was very successful and the winners were picked in October! We had over 6,000 entries with 75% of those entrants opting into our monthly e-newsletter. People registered from all over the Southeast with the top states being Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, but we received entrants from as far away as Kentucky, Ohio and Illinois! Most of those who registered heard about the contest through our Facebook page. Thanks to all of our sponsors who participated in the Fall in Love with Tybee Vacation Giveaway! We appreciate your support! Sponsors included: 17th Street Inn, Capt. Derek’s Tybee Dolphin Adventure, Capt. Mike’s Dolphin Tours, East Coast Paddle Boarding, Fat Tire Bikes, North Beach Grill, North Island Surf & Kayak, Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, Tybee Island Inn and Tybee Island Jet Ski & Water sports. Vicky will be attending the Southeast Tourism Society Conference in New Orleans this month, and then on to Houston for The National Girl Scout Convention which is huge! If you don’t know, the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America will be in Savannah on March 12, 1912! Vicky has been attending many Girl Scout Sojourns at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace to meet with Girl Scout leaders as they prepare to make their pilgrimage to the city of their founder. Girl Scouts love the beach and they love to stay out here on Tybee and experience everything we have to offer! As the holidays are right around the corner don’t forget to check out TybeeForTheHolidays.com for everything going on at Tybee this holiday season! Remember that the Tybee Island Tourism Council is a council of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. Membership to the chamber has many great benefits! For more information, please contact Vicky Buck at vbuck@tybeevisit.com. Have a great Tybee day! Vicky Buck, Sales/Operations Coordinator vbuck@tybeevisit.com

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Thank everyone for your continued support of the Tybee Wedding Chapel. We are proud that the chapel has been so well received and hope that it will provide an anchor for businesses around Tybee Island. Ray Anaya continues to lead the chapel with excellence. The Chapel will be featured in the upcoming winter edition of The Knot magazine as one of the top new venues in the South. What an honor! If you would like to go online and read some reviews of the brides please do so at theknot.com. We are excited about launching our Tybee Chapel TV channel on You Tube. Several videos have already been posted. Feel free to visit our channel at YouTube/TybeeChapelTV. We will be posting videos about our weddings, trends, special interviews, and even upcoming events. Hope you will tune in! We are scheduling weddings into 2013, and recently met with a couple interested in September 2014! The brides and their wedding planners have come up with some beautiful designs and plans. We look forward to the holiday season and hope to host some holiday parties. Immediately after the weekend of November 3 we plan to decorate the chapel for the holidays. We shall

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use a neutral palate so that the holiday weddings will not look “Christmas like”. One thing that we have heard over and over is that brides who wed during this time frame do not like their photos to look like a Christmas party. Is your business or family looking for a magical place for your holiday gathering? We believe that the chapel is the perfect location for Holiday parties and family gatherings! Bring in your own decorations, or use the existing ones. Feel free to contact us to discuss your Holiday party plans! (912) 786-9099 The Tybee Chapel presents our 1st in a series of Regional Chef’s Dinners, “Chefs in the Chapel” on Sunday, November 13th beginning at 5 p.m. 7 course wine dinner all courses will feature Savannah Bee Honey or Sallie’s Greatest Jams. Limited seating featuring top chefs from our region. $65 per person. Please email toren@torenanderson.com to make reservations for this very special night. Sunday, Dec. 11th, 2011, Suzanne Painter with Georgia Seminars by the Sea will host the Tybee “Teddy Bear” Tea Party at the Chapel. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Tybee Post Theater. Please contact our office at (912) 786-9099 for ticket info. Follow our Progress and Weddings on our Facebook and Twitter! We look forward to helping you with your Perfect Tybee Island Wedding!

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Notes from the Palace… The 2011 Tybee Island Pirate Fest was a huge success. Thousands of Pirates lined the street for the Saturday parade with Queen Susie and King Solomon leading the charge. It was an honor and pleasure for Susie to be part of this great celebration. Capturing Mayor Jason in front of City Hall brought Arrgh’s and laughter from the pirates watching as we successfully took him aboard our ship. Thanks to the all volunteer committee for your dedication and the many hours you spent to make this year’s Pirate Festival fun for everyone. Comments: Earnie and I have enjoyed our visit with you and a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for the wonderful atmosphere, accommodations and fantastic breakfasts Earnie says the biscuits were great. I’ll have to re check my biscuit making when we get home. May God continue to bless and keep you all safe. In Christian fellowship, Earnie & Valarie, Stuart, VA Tony and I are so blessed to have spent our wedding weekend with you. It was the perfect place to get dressed and walk to our Tybee Italian wedding at the Legion. Meeting the other guests who were here celebrating their 30th and 40th anniversaries made it all the more memorable. Debbie and Tony, Hardeeville, SC We’ve had a wonderful stay on Tybee and look forward to returning to the Lighthouse Inn on our next visit. A beautiful home and wonderful hospitality – what more could you ask for. Nicola and Robert, St Albans, Switzerland Susie, you and Stuart are just wonderful. Our stay was perfect because of you two. The parade was so neat and how often do you get the meet “the Pirate Queen”? Your smile, Susie, blessed us. Keep smiling and sharing – it makes your inn so wonderful. Our Love, Glen and Rhonda, Nashville, TN Thank you all, Susie & Stuart, Lighthouse Inn ~ www.Tybeebb.com ~ 912 786-0901

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Tybee Marine Rescue Mission Reports By Joey Solomon Public Information Officer

September - October All Quiet. We have had no called rescue missions. Sept 25th - “Herding Katz.” Another Flotilla??? As a matter of fact there was! A scaled down version went well on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. We were again requested to provide safety boats for this colorful, fun event. We provided 5-6 boats through out the day, with simple instructions: “Keep your boat between the floats and anything that would hurt them.”

be a monster for some of the participants; larger rafts act more like sails than rafts. They paddled like crazy… but in the end, the wind took them right by Chimney Creek for what seemed like forever we had to tow floats that missed the target creek. These rafts were never designed to be towed; they simply pull apart. There were several other boaters (non MRS) that were a whole lot of help that day and although I didn’t know their names I want to thank all of them, and… “ Capt Timmy Tillman” (We did know him)! I ran into Donald Wayne Hendrix recently, and he asked me to “THANK all of you for the Thoughts and Prayers, the Fellowship and the Making the turn into Chimney Creek turned out to Food, on behalf of my family, We Love All of You!”

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Shine For Scott By Alaina Loughridge

Lives were changed for the better at the Sept. 17th Shine for Scott benefit held at the Pier. With $5,000 raised, the benefit was a smashing success!! None of this success could have happened without the tireless efforts of the Shine for Scott Board of Directors, numerous volunteers, and people and organizations that genuinely care. Special thanks go to all of the bands: Michael Moody ~ Damon and the Sh**kickers ~ Rock Candy ~ The Vellotones ~ Wesley Cook ~ The Shadowboxers ~ All of whom sounded phenomenal and rocked out for free!

Special thanks also to Richard Adams, Dean Morrison, Chatham County and the City of Tybee. Additional thanks to the many fine artists and craftsman who created masterpieces that were auctioned off for the cause. Everyone came together because they believe in this cause and to show that Scott ’s fight is their fight too. Scott’s parents, Ray & Elaine, were there and were thrilled with the turnout and support of so many. “I just hope we helped somebody with today’s event,” Ray emotionally expressed. Scott’s widow, Jennifer, was also present and conveyed her appreciation to everyone involved. “It was fun. I hope we’ve changed lives and continue to do so with the foundation’s promotion of awareness and assistance. Every event gets us that much closer.” Jennifer is already planning the next event that will involve wine, cheese & chocolate. Yeah! Three of my favorite things! The next educational awareness workshop will be Sat., Oct. 8th at the Freedman Branch Library Conference Room in Augusta from 10am-2pm. This workshop will include a panel of doctors in related fields to discuss colorectal cancer and provide advice on prevention, detection, options and screenings. If you cannot attend, your voice can. Tell someone else about Shine for Scott. Keep it moving. Thanks again to all involved in Shine for Scott. He must be absolutely delighted that his name and cause are helping those in need.

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By Michael D. Sullivan, Tybee Guy

CONFESSION OF A FIXER… This woeful tale does not go to “fixing” the Tybee mayoral or council election. I admit to running candidates for office in years past and retiring from local politics with a spotless 4-0 record. There was no juice to take me down on tampering or bribery charges and no indictments were issued in my name. 4-0 was also my pitching stat in the last year of Little League baseball when I led all teams in strikeouts. I had just discovered how a curve ball worked. Unfortunately, I also led the league in hit batters. Sometimes my curve, didn’t. I was not banned forever or cited for wrongdoing. And now when the World Series time connects with the election cycle, everyone involved is suspect. One has the opportunity to support and bet on candidates or Rangers and Cardinals this year without duress or government wire taps. It is a time unto itself. With that said, this is the last time to once again deny that my family was ever connected to a masher named Joseph “Sport” Sullivan who helped fix what came to be known as the 1919 “Black Sox” World Series scandal between Chicago and Cincinnati. It ain’t the case. That rakish, Chicago thugbranch gangster of Clan Sullivan was never invited to Thanksgiving dinner. Also, I have not been feeding current election street rumors that Tybee is in hock for two million dollars because of financial fraud. I have not been part of nightly raids to deface or remove candidate signs from yards. Nor have I blasted our city manager for ruining my vision of Tybee or question the vital need to recruit money or set it aside for critical beach re-nourishment efforts. I have too much faith in Representative Jack Kingston’s ability to kick Washington butts for dough as the ultimate Boy Scout warrior defending our shoreline. So now it is time to fess-up after 51 years to tell my Big Fix downfall of 1960.

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My disgraceful downfall was all due to Mickey Mantle…the Mick, himself… and my youngest brother Paul. It was announced that Mickey was coming to town and would personally sign a glove to the lucky winner of a draw at a supermarket. I wanted to get that glove for Pauli so he would have a forever baseball treasure. Roberto Clemente of the Pirates was my hero with the Mick a close second. The amazing Pirates took the 1960 World Series from the Yankees and the Mick. All contestants were given a lucky number when paying for items at checkout. I hatched my plot. I found a pretty girl working a cash register at the store and became friendly, and friendlier. I took her out for chocolate malts and pilfered Lucky Strike cigarettes to smoke with her. She told friends I was her dream guy. Then, I asked her if she would turn her back while I lifted many bags of lucky tickets. She agreed with that smitten, heist-friendly look on her face. The draw date arrived under a big, blue, non-criminal sky. Pauli and I stood in front of Mickey himself as he was being introduced. I thought that part was foolish. Who did not know Mickey Mantle? Plus, I had to go to the bathroom being hopped up on Pepsi’s. Hundreds of antsy kids stood behind us along with itchy parents and cranky babies in carriages. Mickey drew…” And the winner is… Paul Sullivan!” WOW! He shook Pauli’s hand after signing the glove and the crowd roared. What a caper! What a perfect sting! What a moment! Then prizes were announced for second and third place gifts to be given out later. Mickey bellowed…” And the winner is Paul Sullivan! It happened again for a third time. I grabbed Pauli’s hand and ran with the signed glove from the gathering. I had a caught-in-theact kind of deep belly fear. Pauli showed off his glove to the family adding that brother Mikey had helped him. UhNo One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze


oh. That was when mom and pop turned the heat on as they smelled a scam. I confessed as only a fixer can. For the record, mom blasted me for cheating and taking advantage of a girl. Those were the top 2 indictments. “There is always something pretty in every girl you meet,” she said. “Your job is to find it and not use it.” She screamed that I was a louse and a crook and would go to Hell. And, that smoking Lucky Strikes was a mortal sin. She grounded me for three weeks and re-scheduled upcoming molar extractions to fit that time. She even told my nuns to watch for me cheating on tests. Man. And I had to tell the girl I used her. That sentence was rough. I

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got smacked twice by my dream lover when I wasn’t looking. Even my mother knew Mickey Mantle. So there it is folks…my criminal past out there for fixing a baseball glove draw contest during an election and World Series cycle. I’ve carried this too long. Pauli still has his glove and I have restrung it as well as rubbed it with fine leather wax over the years. The glove lives in his workshop with all his treasured tools. Mickey’s signature has faded. I had thought of aiding Tybee’s good guy promoter, Don Ernst, in his Polar Plunge Guinness World Record challenge by helping to count bathing caps on the beach to win the international title. Yet, the fixing fear in me to repeat the Mantle Factor is just too strong. I will just stand on the pier taking in the Plunge and quietly sip a vodka/orange juice… relieved not to be a recidivist. I’m fixin’ to stay out of this contest. As Mickey’s teammate Yogi Berra once said, “You can see a lot by just watching.”

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Don’t Call Me Hon, Hon A Rerun By Judy O’Neill Way back in 2002 I wrote this for the BREEZE and after a recent rash of run-ins with sweeties, dearies, and hons, I felt compelled to share it again. I know there’s a theory running amok out there that this calling folks honey and sweetie is supposedly one of the traits of those of us who were raised in the Deep South. Well, Sugar, that just ain’t true. I was raised in southeast Georgia and if we called somebody one of those little terms, it was close to an insult, kind of like saying “Bless her heart” instead of kiss off (or worse). Ok, so, like I’m at the mall, like, you know, and this saleslady says... “Will that be all, Hon?” And I say...are you ready for this?... Well, actually, I don’t say anything. BUT ...I want to scream at her: “DON’T CALL ME HON, HON!!!” If you are a female over the age of twelve, you probably don’t want anybody you don’t know on an extremely close personal level calling you “Hon,” and even then you hope it’s a joke. Oh, and one I really hate that usually a man has the you-know-whats to call me: “Little Lady.” Brings to mind that bumper sticker line: I’m out of estrogen and I’ve got a gun! So, watch it, Sport!

I don’t know why all these charming little terms of endearment got to be so irritating. Maybe they always were or maybe it’s because I grew up during the Women’s Lib Days. I’ve got an idea though how to control unwanted “ H o n e y - i n g .” You know how police officers have STUN GUNS? How about we invent a “HON” GUN? Somebody you barely know calls you Hon...ZAP! Sweetie? ZAP! Little Lady? ZAP! ZAP! Men don’t mind if you call them Hon or Sweetie. It builds their egos. It makes them feel irresistible. But then men think they look hot in ratty tank tops with their underarm hair and beer guts showing. And men wear stupid shirts that say something like: “Fish Want Me and Women Fear Me.” Yes, I know I have that backwards, but it’s more believable that way, especially if it’s a ratty old shirt or tank top Being called Hon and all those other cutesy names just makes most women mad. And what I don’t get is that so many WOMEN call other WOMEN Hon or Sweetie. It’s especially bad if the one doing the calling is like thirty years younger than I am and barely old enough to vote. It’s really the most infuriating in the business world. Did you ever see that episode of the old Andy Griffith Show where Andy and Barney get hit on by these two bimbo types who constantly call them Doll and Sweetie? That was funny, but it should also give you what I consider a stereotype of the women who use those terms. Sometimes I don’t mind if a good looking guy calls me “dahlin” if it’s done in that old-fashionedHollywood-Rhett-Butler style and has a little southern flair thrown in. And, surprising even myself now that I’m of a certain age, I don’t get upset at being called ma’am anymore. Although, I can remember my surprise at the first time I heard someone call me “ma’am” and looked around to see if my mother had just arrived. Just don’t call me HON, Hon! Judy O’Neill has written for the Breeze for the past eight years. She was named “Best Local Columnist” at the 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 tybeechick@aol.com.

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Council Meeting July 9, 1909 Last August we finished Mayor Lovell’s lengthy report on what the Town of Tybee got done during the 1908 season as reported to Council at its meeting of July 9, 1909. In other business: “On April 19th 1909 the County Commissioners sent us 20 convicts establishing a permanent camp near Egan Station. [I have still been unable to locate “Egan Station”–can anyone out there help me?] They will build gravel walks, open up streets, underbrush, open up, and build new drains putting the island in good sanitary condition. “At Post Office, which has been thickly built up, a sewer is badly needed. A Civil Engineer has taken levels and made drawings and has approximately estimated for this work and I trust that the Town will be in funds this next Spring to have this work done. “I would recommend that a number of Life Buoys with ropes to be placed on posts [use wood posts! – see item in the August article on the incompatibility of iron posts with the ocean environment] along the beach at bathing points to be used in case of accident to bathers. “Also two small chemical extinguishers should be purchased one to be stationed near Post Office and the other along near 16th Street. There is constant danger of fire starting, particularly from sparks from the locomotive. “For the accommodation of the travelling public, we made a Tenant at Will Lease to the Central of Georgia Ry Co. for use of a strip of land on Main Street 12 feet wide and 100ft. long on the S.E. corner of 15th Street and Main Street. This is east of the Grand Walk and is to be used for passengers and ticket station. “The ex officio Treasurer submitted the following financial statement for year ending April 30th 1909. Receipts: Cash on hand May 1st 1908 - $721.56 Taxes on Real Estate - $1741.11 Business Licenses - $350.00 Non Intoxicant Licenses - $700.00 Police Court Fines - $88.00 Sale of Entrance to Bank Lot - $159.70 Hotel Tybee - Walk 15th St $100.00 Hotel Tybee- Police Protection - $20.00 WM Bohan, Hotel Tybee-Walks-$132.64 R.P Lovell – Lighter Oil [?] $67.14 Disbursements: Gravel Walks Material - $168.40 Labor - $13.75 Plank Walks Material - $432.01 Labor $178.20 Ditching Material $3.15

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Labor Cutting Woods Labor Oil for Ponds [?] Material Lighting Streets Material Labor Scavenger [?] Material Labor Police Pay Rolls Material Chain Gang Material Town Hall Water Rent Material Insurance Lock Up Water Rent Street Signs Material Meds for Prisoner Survey for Sewer Telephone Messages Stationary & Printing Georgia Municipal Lawyers Dues Salaries Attorneys Clerk of Council Tribute to Deceased Cnclmn Smart Cash on Hand May 1st 1909

$71.59 $80.63 $18.46 $90.85 $78.15 $43.35 $90.50 $754.65 $89.40 $84.36 $15.00 $8.05 $10.00 $10.00 $9.45 $1.00 $20.00 $ 2.50 $ 5.25 $2.00 $150.00 $200.00 $20.00 $1423.45

“The Mayor submitted a profile and estimated cost of constructing a sewer from Tilton Ave. through Main St. to 3rd St. [Tilton Avenue, no longer existing, ran parallel, one block north of Hwy 80 from 6th Avenue to the beach.] After considerable discussion same was reported as information. “On motion of Councilman Palmer seconded by Councilman Harty, the Clerk of Council was instructed to have our attorneys ascertain from the officials of the C of G Ry what lands they owned within the Town limits for Right-of-Way and station purposes. “The Mayor appointed Councilmen Blun & Dixon with himself as Chairman to ascertain the feasibility of securing a cottage to be used as a residence for the Chief of Police. “After considerable discussion the matter of opening up certain streets and lanes to connect Main Street with Garden lots near Fort Screven Station, was referred to the Streets and Lanes Committee.” Council’s final meeting of 1909 will be held on August 4th. Stay tuned. Bernie Goode has been writing for the Breeze for four years. Readers with questions or comments are encouraged to write Bernie at berniegoode@gmail.com Tybee Breeze

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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 “11/22/63,” by Stephen King “The Cat’s Table,” by Michael Ondaatje “Damned,” by Chuck Palahniuk “A Dark and Lonely Place,” by Edna Buchanan “Double Dexter,” by Jeff Lindsay “Ed King,” by David Guterson “The Greats of Cuttercane,” by Terry Kay “Hotel Vendome,” by Danielle Steel “I Am Half-Sick of Shadows,” by Alan Bradley (A Flavia de Luce mystery) “Kill Shot,” by Vince Flynn “The Lady of the Rivers,” by Philippa Gregory “The Litigators,” by John Grisham “The Marriage Plot,” by Jeffrey Eugenides “Out of Oz,” by Gregory Maguire “The Snow Angel,” by Glen Beck “Zero Day,” by David Baldacci Nonfiction “Back to Work,” by Bill Clinton “Blue Nights,” by Joan Didion “Boomerang,” by Michael Lewis “Great Choice,” by Jim Collins “Inside Seal Team Six,” by Don Mann “My Song: A Memoir,” by Harry Belafonte “Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible” “Shatner Rules,” by William Shatner “The South Beach Wake-up Call,” by Arthur Agatston “Suicide of a Superpower,” by Patrick J. Buchanan “The Third Alternative,” by Stephen Covey “The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation about America,” by Tom Brokaw To check availability of any of these titles, visit our online catalog at www.liveoakpl.org. 20

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Concerned, Mega Stud Stew Dear MSS, Sweetie. You’ve got to realize that blondes have a different way of processing ideas and thoughts than others. First, they have to listen and make sure that they have what you s a i d fully incorporated into their head. Then they have to sit for just minute and let things soak in. Next, there’s the head toss and shake to dislodge the proper thought or opinion. Last, she says to you whichever thought rattled out after the thorough head shaking. Very simple, Fran

Dear Fran, I enjoyed Pirates Fest this past month. However, I think it should be re-named Cleavage Fest. Holy Hooters! I don’t know when I’ve seen that much boobage on display since the last time I was in Vegas! Cups runneth over, Chester Hair Dear Chester, Yes, indeed. Many Tybee wenches display their abundance during the Fest. We could also call it Chest Fest, Pirate Booby Fest, and Make Sure Your Blouse is Too Tight for Your ???s Fest. Don’t you love it! Dear Fran, Fran Why is that the “touri” who visit cannot tell the difference between a street and a sidewalk? One day I’m afraid I’m Dear Fran, I’m from Canada, ay. I’m confused about some things I going to have to just run over one to get their attention! Needed to vent, hear. Do you “mash” or “push” buttons here? Rhoda Hogg Thanks, Dear Rhoda, The Mountie Now you know why one of the locals calls them “tourons.” Dear Mountie, Doesn’t matter as long as it gets the job done. But, if a Maybe there’re no sidewalks where they come from? Maybe person grew up around South Georgia, he probably those sidewalks get rolled up at night? Maybe they’re so mashes buttons. If he grew up above the Mason-Dixon happy to be here, they just don’t think about those of us Line, he probably pushes buttons. If this is really important who actually use the streets to drive our motorized vehicles of all sorts to get from here to there. to you, email me and I’ll help straighten you out, ay? Sincerely, You’re welcome, Fran Fran Dear Fran, I’m just learning my way around the kitchen and bought my first cook book. Why does a pork shoulder turn into a butt when you barbecue it? Just wondering, Not Julia Child Dear Not Julia, Good question. Sometimes pigs and cows can behave in strange ways. Like some of their parts turn into Rocky Mountain oysters. How does that happen?? Don’t know, Fran

You can write me anytime you like at FranVanFlanders@aol.com

Dear Fran, I purchased Cheese Straws from “Bill” who’s advertised in the TYBEE BREEZE classifieds. Not only were they delicious, they became a well received gift and perfect item to bring when invited to a gathering. Thought you’d like to know. Sincerely, Rita Dear Rita, Thanks for the info. Makes me hungry thinking about them Yours truly, Fran Dear Fran, So, here’s the deal. My girlfriend is a gorgeous blonde, but sometimes she really scares me. When we’re talking and I ask her a question or her opinion about things, she just looks at me for a minute and then shakes her head all around really hard. Then she tells me what she thinks. Is this a medical problem, you think?

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The Wrinkle By Alaina Loughridge So I was driving home yesterday all feeling sorry for myself because I had a head cold, sniffles, sneezes and just felt blah. I got off early and was heading to the IGA to get some Comtrex when I looked in the rear view mirror and saw my face. What that …? Where did that crease come from? That’s new. I knew there was a serious wrinkle on my forehead. I caught that mother a month ago and was wondering how to school my face not to exasperate that particular ugly, but this new one…. Whoa Nelly! When did that thing appear? I stop dead in the middle of Butler (no problem there as no one is around to be pissed off at this sudden abruptness) and proceed to examine in detail: If I raise my eyebrows to maintain a look of total surprise, the wrinkle in my forehead is full on detailed, which is apparently my look otherwise I wouldn’t have a crease deeper than the Bering Strait. If I bring my eyebrows together, this new ugly is in full regalia. Oooh and its deep and detailed. When did that happen? And why am I either surprised or confused? Is my only wrinkle free potential blank stupidity? My options are to grin like a jackass or appear in abstract dullness. My best look apparently highlights and integrates all my wrinkles. Well, crap. I’m also equally screwed as far as I smoke so I am pretty much guaranteed to have cat butt mouth. Yuck! What is up with this getting old? Quite frankly, I’m not about it at all. I am also not about everything I have done in my past history to get this way. What am I going to do? I cannot go through the rest of my life looking surprised or confused! Or can I? Why can’t I be the crazy, old lady with all of the cats living in the haunted house at the top of the hill? Oh, yeah. Elevation here is one. Two if you count 14th Street beachside. Where am I going to find a hill? Oh, yeah. I know. The crease on my forehead is a hill… and a valley. Ugh. So, hmm. There are five million bazillion commercials out there advertising wrinkle free fabulousness in minutes - or six weeks or less. Either way, you are going to spend a lot of money. I’m into the Retinol at the moment. I can’t say right now either way, but I am a religious user of said product and will report immediately of any increase or decrease in said wrinkle(s). Although, I just saw this commercial from Cindy Crawford about this youth molecule thingy … Other than that, plastic surgery is an option. Yikes! I’m not feeling it. I DO NOT want to look like Kenny Rogers! Eeeek! What this boils down to is we are all destined for wrinkle time in wrinkle town. We are going to get old and wrinkly and there is nothing we can do to stop this inevitable passage of time. We can attempt to slow it down, but it the end, it tis what it tis. So if you see me walking around looking stupid, it’s not because I am, it’s because I’m working on the Bering Strait. Cheers to that!

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well as a general perimeter outside is very formidable, especially around potential entry points. It is also helpful to remove all accessible earwigs by vacuuming areas of activity.

PILLBUGS/SOWBUGS

Centipedes

Mature centipedes are yellow to dark brown and occasionally have dark markings. The house centipedes are grey yellow with three stripes down the back and have very long legs with a band of white. They tend to live in a moist environment. Like most insects in general they look for harborage near a moist water source. Outside they can be found under rocks, moist firewood, leaves, mulch and long sitting objects. They can bite humans and usually the bite is comparable to that of a bee sting. One of the best control methods are removal of any outside moisture holding objects and a good pesticide dusting application

MILLIPEDES

Millipedes can be brown or black. There are some species that are orange or red. Most of these types are found outdoors in moisture areas or decaying wood and organic matter. They can become structural pests when they become invaders of homes and any structural areas. Millipedes are mainly active at night. They also can be a problem pest upon human contact. Proper formulations should be used for control. Outside a perimeter, a band of pesticide is helpful for control especially in grassy areas. Inside a residual application of pesticide can also be effective.

Pillbugs and sowbugs are very common in our area. A lot of us refer to them as rolly pollys. They are dark gray and can roll up into a ball when disturbed. Active areas resemble small craters. They are mainly found in moist areas and are active in the nighttime. They can be best controlled by alleviating moisture areas inside and out. A good perimeter service of the properties also is effective in controlling their population.

SILVERFISH

Silverfish biologically are older that cockroaches. They have silvery scales and are somewhat carrot shaped. They have been found in many fossil imprints. They are tropical insects that can easily adapt to any structural habitat. In outdoor areas they are common to roof shingles, mulch, and cedar shakes. Inside they feed on books, dried meat and cloth. They are also attracted to paper, glue, labels and a sundry of cardboard and paper products. The population of this insect can be greatly reduced by a through inspection and an application of pesticide with residual properties.

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

EARWIGS

Earwigs are brown to black in color and have yellow brown legs with a red head. They usually have a pair of wings and long antennae about half as long as their body. The strongest characteristics are their pincer appendages at the end of the abdomen. Another common coin-phrased name for them is pincer bugs. They usually live outdoors and mainly feed on plant material and are most active at night. They can become a household pest when they invade the home. Inside they can be found under furniture, carpets and near plumbing areas. As with most insects, removal of moist harborage places can greatly reduce their population and caulking gaps around the home is helpful. They produce a foul order when extinguished or crushed. There are some species that are attracted to light. Sodium vapor lighting or yellow bug lights are less attractive to them. For control, a good bait application indoors as

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Experience Luxury, Oceanfront Style November is going to be such an exciting month! Everyone at Oceanfront is thrilled about the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon coming to Savannah. Many Guests for the event are staying on Tybee Island during the weekend of November 4. What a fabulous event! It is hard to believe that this will be the largest first time event in any area of the country for Rock ‘n Roll. I understand that the enrollment had to be cut off at 25,000 runners. We look forward to meeting each new Guest for the marathon staying with us and hope that they love Tybee Island as much as we do making this their preferred beach town. Oceanfront and Tybee Wedding Chapel are sponsoring the upcoming marathon in February brought to Tybee Island by Critz and hope that the huge response for the November run will encourage a return visit for those runners planning to the Critz Marathon. Welcome runners, friends, family members and spectators! Our bookings for Thanksgiving look really good. Overall the past year has been strong bringing Guests from all over the world to our small island. We hope that any Guests who enjoyed staying with us supported our island business friends and partners. The Pirate’s Fest event was a great success. Our staff had tons of fun in the parade and at the event. The turn out for the festival was larger than ever island wide. We want to thank everyone who supported the event. It was a well organized festival that brought a lot to Tybee. We understand how much work was involved and were proud to provide the Pirate Shuttle brought to us by Old Savannah Tours. This is another reminder that Teddy Bear Tea Party is coming on Dec. 11th. Suzanne Painter is bringing the china plates for the children to paint at Tybee Wedding Chapel. If you have not signed up, please do so. There will be free face painting for the children who participate. Lannie and I have enjoyed our end of summer Jet Ski rides to Little Tybee. Each ride was somewhat sad because we knew that our rides will become less frequent as the water cools down. It made each trip’s memories sweeter. Unfortunately, we lost some beach on our “sand bar past 19th Street” that was only accessible by boat. From what we could tell the sand shifted to the next barrier island creating more beach and filled in some of the “wash out” areas of Little Tybee. Once again. Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, LLC will be decorating the Guard House with white lights for the holiday season. New lights have been ordered and should be up in the next few days. Our Guests that stay on the North end of Tybee enjoy seeing that historic building lit up as do the neighbors. We wish you a happy and safe holiday season. Don’t forget...if you have Guests coming to Tybee during the holidays we will be happy to provide housing should you need some additional bedrooms. Lannie and I look forward to seeing you around Tybee. Our bicycles are ready to roll now that the weather has cooled down and our schedule is a little more relaxed. Love, Stacye, Lannie and the Oceanfront team

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Winter is coming and where have all the loggerhead sea turtles gone? Being reptiles and cold blooded, they must head to warmer climates for the duration of the winter months. Loggerheads, as well as other sea turtle species, are solitary animals and can migrate for hundreds of miles. Most of the loggerheads that visited Georgia waters during the nesting season will migrate south towards Florida and Caribbean waters. The Atlantic loggerhead population may spend the winter in the Atlantic, Pacific or Indian Oceans. Leatherbacks, the largest sea turtle, can regulate their own body temperature which allows them to remain active in colder waters. Leatherbacks even travel as far as the Arctic Ocean! After a long season of courting, mating and nesting, female sea turtles need to replenish themselves. Male loggerheads have been on the move since mid spring when mating was complete. Hibernation is not uncommon in the Atlantic loggerhead population. To hibernate, a sea turtle will bury itself in the silt, sand or mud at the bottom of the sea. Cooler water temperatures will affect the metabolism rate of the loggerhead. By reducing their metabolism, sea turtles can stay submerged for forty minutes up to five hours if they are not active.* During the colder months loggerheads will continue to forge on their favorite foods, crabs, horseshoe crabs and jellyfish. A danger that all sea turtles face in the winter months is cold stunning. This occurs when the water temperature drops quickly to 50 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Sea turtles that are still in the area will most likely become cold stunned making them lethargic and floaters. Being unable to dive can put the turtle at risk for catching pneumonia. Many loggerheads and green sea turtles have been “cold stunned”, when temperatures drop suddenly during the winter months. Cold stunned turtles are treated by warming up the body temperature and then placing the turtle in to a warm salt bath. A cold stunned sea turtle is also examined and treated for injuries and illness before it is released back into the wild. You can follow the migratory patterns, of several Georgia sea turtles, this winter at www.seaturtle.org. For more information on our Georgia turtles please visit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. * O’Keele, Timothy M., Sea Turtles the Watcher’s Guide, Lakeland, FL, Larsen’s Outdoor Publishing, 1995. This article first appeared in November of 2010. 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. tybeemsc.org. If you are interested in volunteering with the Sea Turtle Project, please contact the Center or send me an email at Tammy@TybeeMarine Science.org.

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What’s Cookin With Chef Espy EMBELLISHED SOUTHERN CORNBREAD I was at Bonnie’s [Gaster] house yesterday to taste her ham and crab gumbo with saute shrimp that she was preparing for a cooking class at Kitchenware Outfitters. She was also going to offer a side dish of sliced buttered cornbread. The gumbo was being slowly simmered and had been meticulously assembled and the final seasons added and adjusted. Now it was time to make and bake the corn bread. Bonnie and daughter Carrie had taken the basic recipe from the back of Martha Whites self-rising White Cornmeal Mix and added creamed corn, a little sugar, and sour cream, then a drizzle of honey when fresh out of the oven. As the small loaf pans were being filled I remembered having added my tomato chutney to some cornbread I was experimenting with and with a little of the batter that was left over I suggested we add it to a separate pan and spoon some of the chutney on top and let it settle as it baked. All was done and the cornbread loaves were being taken out of the oven to set and rest for about 10 minutes. If the kitchen filling aroma was any indication of taste it was sure going to be good. Bowls and spoons were issued, and soon we were all slathering the sliced cornbread with room temp butter that seemed to disappear into the warm spongy magic that was going to sop the juice from the ham and shrimp gumbo. Finally the cornbread with chutney was done and we were ready. After ample ummms and sighs we all agreed that the gumbo was some of the best we had ever eaten and the revised cornbread was certainly delicious. Then we got into the chutney cornbread.....wow, it was really sensational. We were all in awe of what sweet and spicy tomato flavor did for an already over the top cornbread recipe. We agreed this recipe should be offered as a wonderful and unique side for seasonal holiday meals.

wipe with a little oil of choice, not olive. Place in oven for couple of minutes. Meanwhile combine all dry ingredients. Combine all wet ingredients. Wisk all wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Remove hot pans from oven and fill each pan 3/4 full. Return pans to oven for 10-14 minutes until tops are golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven; lightly drizzle with honey (optional). Let cool in pans 10 minutes, lightly covered with foil. The chutney can be added in a couple of ways: Chutney can be strained and the liquid added to the wet ingredients. The solids chopped and sprinkled on top just before putting in the oven, or the chutney can be pulsed (not pureed) coarsely in a food processor and whisked into the batter before baking. The chutney can also be mixed with room temp butter and slathered on after slicing. Cooking time will have to be adjusted depending on choice of chutney addition (a little longer). Keep an eye on it and use the toothpick method. Different pans can be used, muffin, cast iron skillet, cast iron pie segmented, or corn sticks. Hope this is a good complement to your meal and everyone enjoys.

Hope you enjoy, Chef Espy Sighs or Moans ~ chefespy@bellsouth.net

Espy’s Tybee Island Tomato Chutney is available at the following locations: Seaside Sisters, Tybee Island Salon Isobe, Tybee Island Tybee Market IGA, Tybee Island Atlantic Beacon Gallery, Tybee Island Kitchenware Outfitters, Savannah Form, Savannah Low Country Gourmet, Savannah Russo’s Seafood, Savannah Elegant Attic, Atlanta

So here is what you will need for 4 loaves: 2 large eggs 1 3/4 cups buttermilk 2 cups of Martha White’s self-rising White Cornbread Mix 1/2 of a 14.5 oz. can of creamed corn 1 or more tbsp. of sugar depending on taste 1/4 cup sour cream 1 10 oz. jar of Espy’s Tybee Island Tomato Chutney honey in a squeeze bottle (optional) small rectangular cake pans 6”long 3 1/2”wide 2 1/4” deep or your pan of choice Here is what to do: Preheat oven to 450°. Using the mini-loaf pans, lightly No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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November 2011 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 & Martini 2010! Live music Fri., Sat & Sun. Nightly dinner & drink specials. Happy Hour Daily 5-7pm. 912-786-9533.

Burton’s by the Beach Burton’s Burrito’s are THE BEST!!! Free Wi-Fi. Hand Dipped Ice Cream, Milkshakes, Malts, Floats, Sundaes, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, and Children’s Menu. Check out our Website! www. burtonsbythebeach.com. Open 7 days a week 11am-10pm. 1605 Inlet Ave. 912-786-9655

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 BERNIE’S OYSTER HOUSE Live Music; Saturday Game Day; We offer a variety of food: Sunday Bar Bingo. 912-786-7810 sandwiches, chowders & seafood. www.CoCosSunsetGrille.com. We have a full service bar. Come join us & try one of our famous DOC’S BAR Mason Jar Bloody Mary’s. Join Live music Fri. & Sat. 9pm - till, Sun. us on our outdoor patio. We have 6-10pm. Tue. $1.50 domestic beer. T-shirts, koozies & shot glasses. Sun. nights Shag contest. Great Thur-Sat 6-10pm live music. food & good fun! Beach, Boogie, Happy Hour Mon-Thur 4-7pm, Blues & Buffett music. Doc’s Bar 50¢ oysters (raw only) & 12oz. is the oldest bar on Tybee, and draft beer for $2. We have a still the center of the universe. great staff that is always ready to Voted Best Place to Listen to Live please. Voted Best Bloody Mary Music 2009 & Best Local Musician 2008 & 2009 & Best Karaoke Roy Swindelle 2010! Find us on 2010! Samuel Adams Band every Facebook. www.docsbartybee.com. Fri. & Sat. Call 912-786-5100 for take-out & more info. If you are in FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH Historic Savannah, stop & visit our Celebrating 18 years of food, fun other Bernie's at 115 E. River St. & spirits...Oceanfront! You can’t miss the pink roofed restaurant Benny’s Tavern on Strand near 17th St. (3 stories The Coldest Beer in America! high) 2 open-air decks in the sky Tue. open pool tables. Wed. pool for an incredible beachfront view. tournament 7:30pm. Sat. pool Voted Best Sunday Brunch & tournament at 2:30pm w/Ms. Bloody Mary 2010! And we boast Molly. Tue & Thur locals night the best frozen drinks on Tybee... happy hour 8-10pm. Karaoke Thur you can bet your Fannie! Live - Sun w/CWL Entertainment. Bo music is Thur. 7-10pm with Randy & Nikki are in the kitchen-call for “Hatman” Smith. We’re open for specials! Come party w/some of lunch & dinner everyday. 912-786Tybee’s characters: Tess, Linda, 6109 for take-outs. Joanne & Bobbie. Wi-Fi. Voted Coldest Beer 2008-2010! It’s a HUC-A-POO’S Tybee Thang! 1517 Butler Ave/ “Where the Mind & Spirits Meet!” Downtown Tybee 912-786-0121. Open daily for lunch & dinner 10:30am-until. Located off Hwy. 80 Breakfast Club in the shops at Tybee Oaks. Mon. Winner of 20 consecutive “Best nights we have darts! Join us Wed. Breakfast” awards. Free wireless/ nights for corn-hole tournaments, purchase. We are centrally located sign-up 7-7:30pm. Live Music Fri. in the heart of the commercial & Sat. nights (depending on who’s district at 15th & Butler. here). Voted Best Pizza, Best

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Place to Listen to Live Music & SPANKY’S BEACHSIDE Best Overall Bar 2010! 786-5900. Seafood, seafood and a lot more! You can’t imagine! Come MACELWEE’S SEAFOOD in & check us out! Tybee’s Best Looking for the place to watch Seafood (Shrimp, Grouper, ships sail? Join us at MacElwee’s Scallops & Mahi) fresh & local where the freshest seafood is hand cut steaks, pasta, huge prepared to order. The view hand-pattied burgers & the is great from our porch & the biggest Chicken sandwich in entertainment is priceless. Local Georgia! Call for prices on our beer battered shrimp & steaming party platters & all your catering buckets of oysters are just the needs. Our upstairs deck is start of a fun packed visit. Children open to rent for parties! Come & are always welcome & the Trout enjoy a great atmosphere with Treasures (kid’s fish dinner) is the the best Tybee has to offer in most requested item. If it’s steaks food & the friendliest staff on the or chicken the land lover in your island. Voted Best Family Friendly group craves we offer hand-cut Restaurant 2010! 912-786-5520. rib-eyes, filets & a grilled chicken breast or better yet chicken STING RAY’S SEAFOOD fingers. Nothing pre-battered or A local favorite! Tybee’s home for pre-cooked in our kitchen. Chef blue crabs, beach music & beer! Greg offers a pasta special & local Come join us, you’ll be happy you catch daily. We strive to provide the did, as the tradition continues with service you expect at the prices the Ray’s serving you with great you can afford. No reservations pride their best & freshest award needed. Voted Best Restaurant winning seafood. Voted Best Service 2008-2010. Visit www. Seafood, Best Place to Watch macelweesontybee.com. We look Tybee Parades & Best Place to forward to serving ya! Watch UGA Play 2010! Come sit down with us in a comfortable Marlin Monroe’s SURFSIDE & relaxed atmosphere on our Come dine in the dunes at our bar outdoor deck that is the perfect & grill. A hidden oasis on Tybee place to watch bands, parades, Island. Located at the Beachside and to people watch on Tybee. Colony on Butler Ave. Beautiful Or join us in our indoor ding room ocean views. Serving steaks, for even more comfort & fun. Live seafood, burgers, great salads & music 7 nights a week. There are more. 912.786-GRIL. many favorites on our menu with a variety of seafood selections. Gift QUARTER SPORTS BAR & GRILL certificates make the perfect gift & “Tybee’s little local dump with a are always available. Open 7 days really big attitude.” Locally owned & a week 11am-until. 912-786-0209. operated since 1990. THE place to be for sports, food, fun and “Licka TOP SAIL BAR & GRILL Drinks” on Tybee. Dish Network “Island fusion with a little bit of Satellite for those hard to find Seoul.” Open 7 days a week 12pmgames. Pool tables, dart boards... till. Live music on weekends. Great and have I mentioned FOOD? Sunset View. Daily Specials. 4 Old From burgers to snow crabs, US Hwy. 80. 912-786-8686. we’ve got it. Get here early for our Happy Hour Specials like $4 wings TYBEE TIME 4-7pm Mon-Fri. Raw & Steamed Cool off at Tybee Time! oysters by the dz. Open Mon-Sat Specializing in frozen cocktails. 4pm-3am. That’s also the hours Voted Best Daiquiri 2004-2010! we cook, so early or late we’ve We have 10 different daiquiri got you covered. See our menu in machines. We have 13 TV’s! We this magazine. Voted Best Burger are THE HEADQUARTERS for 8 Years; Best Wings for 7 Years & all current sporting events! Every Best Happy Hour 3 Years in a Row! hour is happy at Tybee Time! Under 21 allowed until 9pm. For to- Open 7 days noon-3am. 912-786go orders call 912-786-8966. 7150.

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WINDROSE CAFE Celebrating 15 years! 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 Cheap Lunch 4 Years in a Row! Weekday Southern -Style lunches featuring: Mon-Chicken fried chicken or meatloaf; TueTurkey & dressing or Salisbury 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 Nov. 1st, Tue. 6pm - 10th Annual Breezy Awards. The entire island is invited to be among the first to find out who is the best on Tybee! Join us for all the fun & surprises at the American Legion. Hors d’oeuvres & Cash Bar. Awards Presentation begins at 7pm. Live Entertainment & Lots of Fun! Nov. 4th, from 6 to 9 pm - Art Show & Sale at the Tybee Island Cafeteria building (next to the YMCA). Opening preview and reception to meet the artists; Saturday, Nov 5th from 10 am to 6 pm; and Sunday, Nov 6th from 10 am to 5 pm. Eclectic gifts with a personal twist. Our theme, “Memories,” conjures up delicious anticipation for the start of the Holiday Season. Give gifts that are original and represent the thoughtfulness you want associated with something from you (or for yourself). Original artwork, prints and fine craft items. Jewelry and fairy accessories, glass work and fiber arts. Door prizes and raffles for artistdonated gifts. Entertainment and refreshments daily. Brought to you by 20+ of the working artists in the Tybee Arts Association

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Nov. 12th, 10am-4pm- Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s “HarvestFest.” Come out and experience an old time southern tradition. Visitors will enjoy this festive fall celebration amidst the aromas of hearth baked corn bread, simmering cane syrup, apple butter & other open fire cooked foods for sampling. There will be heritage skills demonstrations with the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs and others, along with the Savannah Folk Music Society & the Home Cookin’ Cloggers who will fill the forest with traditional songs & dance. Children will enjoy Oatland’s “Native Animal Nature Trail”, hay rides, crafts & games. Bring in 3 non-perishable food items for the Second Harvest Food Bank to help them fill their shelves & receive a free general admission pass for a future trip to Oatland. Food & refreshment concessions will be available. Admission is $7 for 18 and older, $5 for military, seniors & children 4-17. Children under 4 are free. For more info call (912) 395-1500 or visit www. oatlandisland.org. Nov. 12th, Sat. 7pm - TYBEE’S GOT TALENT! Entertainers from all over Tybee and surrounding areas will be taking the stage of the Tybee Post Theater for the 2nd Annual “Tybee’s Got Talent” presented by the Theater and the Tybee Arts Association. For the first time ever, these two organizations are working together to raise funds for the restoration and renovations of both Tybee Island venues. Whether you sing, dance, tell jokes or juggle, this is a contest for everyone! A panel of esteemed judges will choose the winner of the top prize - $300 in cash! Entrance fee is $20. And, if you’re too shy to get up on stage, come support our local talent! Tickets are only $10, available at the door. We will also be holding a special Thanksgiving food drive for Tybee’s Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry! Bring a canned ham or other non-perishable item to the show and receive a FREE Tybee Post Theater Koozie! WANT TO ENTER? Visit tybeeposttheater. org or tybeearts.org or call 5964992 or 228-0357. Unleash your inner Superstar and show the world... TYBEE’S GOT TALENT! Nov 19th, Sat. 7-11pm Tybee Sock

Hop/Prom - Save the Animals! At the American Legion. Benefits the Milton Project. Entertainment by Girlfriends and DJ Barri Marshall - performing & playing music from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s & 70’s & 80’s. Silent auction and food from North Beach Bar & Grill. $25 per person. Sock hop or “Tybee” prom black tie. Call 484.7355 or 695.0724 for more info.

Nov. 29 - Wonderful Wolves Join Oatland’s pack as we learn about our furry friends the gray wolves. We will read a book about wolves through the seasons, make a “howling good” craft and take a walk to meet Oatland Island’s wolf pack. Dec. 6 - Dazzling Deer Prance on into Oaltand Island and learn about those antlered, highstepping animals-deer. Program will include a walk to visit our deer herd. Dec. 13 - Holidays are a Hoot! Join us as we celebrate the holiday season by making a holiday craft and visiting with Wahoohoo, Oatland’s Barred Owl. Dec. 20, 27 Happy Holidays-No Programs.

The Southern Gospel concert scheduled for November 19, 2011, at Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church had to be cancelled due to illness affecting the group. However, the Holcombe’s Annual Homecoming Gathering was changed from its original date to November 19 at Faulkville upcoming events Baptist Church from 6:30-9:30pm. Come join us at the Holcombe’s Dec 2 - Lights on for Tybee! The Homecoming and we’ll see you annual tree lighting celebration at the Tybrisa/Strand Roundabout. back on Tybee in January. Come down front for musical Toddler Tuesday is a program performances & entertainment designed for toddlers ages 6 while you enjoy strolling & months-4 years and their adults. shopping. This hands-on program includes activities such as songs, finger- Dec 3 - Tybee Christmas plays, story time, crafts and visits Parade! Everyone loves a parade with an animal ambassador. especially during the holidays! School readiness skills are also The parade starts at 14th Street emphasized. Program fees are $5 parking lot and travels up Tybrisa for each child and $5 per adult. to Butler Ave. then to the Tybee Friends of Oatland member adults Gym where children will have are free, active military adults and photo time with Santa! The Tybee students are $3. Entrance to the YMCA will have surprises for all to Centers trails and animal exhibits enjoy at the gym. 1–3pm are included. Call 912-395-1500 for more information. Preregistration Dec 2 & 3 - Holiday Shop-nis required. Nov. 1 - A Camping Stroll Walk or ride throughout we will Go! Grab your backpack the Main Corridor during this and come with us as we take an year’s Holiday Shop-n-Stroll. imaginary camping trip. A “camp Two days of pure shopping and site” including a tent will be set up dining delight! Sat. evening will for children to explore. Be sure to be the “Treasure Hunt” drawing for warm up your vocal chords to sing prizes. Maps & tally sheets can be campfires songs, and be ready obtained at participating locations. to enjoy those all time favorite Participating locations will be camping treats- S’mores! Nov. 8 - announced. The listed businesses Going Gatoring Get ready to sink will have specials all weekend your teeth into learning about those long, so be sure to stop in for your toothy reptiles, American alligators. Holiday Delight! We will take a walk to visit Oatland’s resident American alligators and Dec 10 - Floating Christmas experience an up close encounter Parade It’s time for the Floating with Eb & Flo our gator yearlings. Christmas Parade! Join the team Nov. 15 - Talking Turkey Turkeys at the Crab Shack beginning at always seem to have something 6pm to prepare for the lit festive to say. Follow us to the barnyard boat launch at 7:15pm. Boats will where we will visit Darrel and return around 8:15pm. High tide Darrel Oatland Island’s resident is set for 7:46pm & floating time turkeys to see what insights they will be perfect. Awards will be have to share. Nov. 22 - No Toddler presented upon return. Tuesday-Happy Thanksgiving! Tybee Breeze

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churches announcements, classifieds, just for kids, and island churches Dec 10th, Saturday 4-6pm. Santa on the deck at the Poo! For kids of all ages. Bring your camera. Dec 31 - New Year’s Eve Fireworks. Bring in the New Year with a bang! Enjoy the show launched from the Tybee Pier at the stroke of midnight at one of Tybee’s many restaurants and bars, or watch it from the beach. It promises to be spectacular! Jan 1, 2012 - Tybee Polar Plunge This event has become a Tybee tradition, held every January 1st at noon at the Pier on the south end of the island. Plan to be with us next year, invigorating your soul with a cleansing (and cold) plunge into the Atlantic. Come take the plunge, we are freezing for a reason. Come for the camaraderie, the fun, your face will hurt from smiling so much. It’s the premiere family fun event. Funny hats and costumes are strongly encouraged. GET a group together of 4 or more for the NEW Gang of Goofs competition to win the coveted Le Goofs trophy. Fun will be had by all. This year Tybee will try to set Guiness record at the polar bear plunge. They plan to challenge a Guinness world record for

Help wanted The Tybee Light Station and Museum need happy, smiling faces to greet our guests and share our history with visitors from around the world. Please call Lorraine, 786-5801. CERTIFIED NURSES ASSISTANTS * CNA or equivalent experience with one year min. experience * 1 year verifiable work history * Have reliable insured vehicle Apply @ www.comfortkeepers. com or call 912-356-0111.

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the largest gathering of people wearing swim caps. The current record is 546, set by a group in Osaka, Japan’s Hirakata Park on July 3, 2011. Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry is open every third Tuesday, this month November 20, 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).

just for kids Live Oak Public Libraries Presents Ellen O’Leary Acorns Storytime at the Tybee Library for children ages 0-4, Tue. 11am. 786-7733 for more info.

save the date Tybee Water & Energy Fair -Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 9:30am to 3pm at Tybee Gym. Sponsored by the City of Tybee Island & the Community Resource Committee. Learn how you can lower your water & energy bills. Workshops, demonstrations, exhibitors, events & contests for kids, door prizes, free admission. Tybee Wine Festival April 13-15, 2011. Tickets on sale soon.

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

FREE 4 month old kittens, unusually marked, free to INDOOR ONLY homes, fixed and trained, FIV negative 912-786-9612

Chapel by the Sea Baptist Church Reverend David Laughner Services: Sunday School 9:45am Sunday Morning Worship 11am Sunday Evening Worship 7pm Wednesday Bible Study 7pm Butler Avenue at 9th Street Tybee Island, GA 31328

912-786-4647 or www.cbtstybee.org

God About’s Senior Ministry is on the 3rd Tue. of each month. All Saints’ Episcopal Church *All Are Warmly Welcomed* The Rev. Helen S. White, Vicar Service Sunday at 10AM Coffee Hour at 11AM We are located at 804 Jones Ave, two blocks west of Butler Ave. Call 786-5845 for more info or email us at allsaintstybee@att.net “Who ever you are, where ever you find yourself on your journey of faith, there is a place here for YOU! St. Michael Catholic Church Father Thomas J. Peyton Mass and Confessions Schedule: Saturday: Vigil - 6pm Sunday: 8am & 11am Daily: Mon-Fri 8am; Sat 9am Confessions: 5-5:45pm on Sat. or by appointment 801 Butler Ave. 912-786-4505 www.saintmichaelstybee.org Trinity Chapel United Methodist Pastor Hank Perry Sunday school is at 9:45am Sunday Worship is at 11am 911 Butler Ave. www.trinitychapelumc.org For more info contact the church office at (912) 786-4491 Special Worship Services: Sunday closet to Memorial Day, July 4th & Labor Day at the pier at 8:30am. All are encouraged to attend! Tybee Church “Mayberry by the Sea” Flip flops & smokers welcomed. Every Sun. 10:30am at the Windrose; every Wed. at the pier 10:30am. Encouragement, worship music & prayer. All included. www.simpleheartedministries.com 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

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StarFish Scopes November 2011 1-Rusty Yarborough & Patty Patterson; 5-William Capps; 6-Andrew Poulos; 8-Frank Schuman Jr. & Riley O’Brien; 9-Joel Fobes & Daniel Lanphier; 10-Melanie Smith & Mac McLellan; 11-Darren Michaels; 12-McKayla Nowlin, Orelia Oliphant & Carey Elizabeth Mosley; 13-Gene Kindrick turns 65! 15-Tommy Barlow & Nancy Solomon; 16-Viv Austin; 17-Abigail Hughes; 18-John O’Neill & David Stoller; 20-Marshia Via & Jonathan Lynn; 21-Carol Kaminsky; 23-Judy Branigan & Dustin Maclin; 24-Rob McLellan, Chantel Morton, David Haney & Jeannie Alford 25-Michael Ashdown; 26-Ray DeLoach & Thomas Fitzgibbon; 27-Joel Solomon

13-Ron & Denise Vollmer 17-John & Judy O’Neill 18-Will & Carey 20-Jimmy & Candy Carter

Congratulations!

Sting Ray’s! They won the service industry fishing tournament and the Crab Shack fishing tournament!

Sterling Swint & Misty Holder along with Big Sister Alexus Pearson Welcome Sterling James Swint Born September 28,2011 1:06pm 7lb 9.5oz No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) Being with youngsters and friends is your prescription and it’s guaranteed to help with what ails you. A happy heart is just as important as a healthy body. Tend equally to both. Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) If you lose money you can be assured that the nature of human kindness will mean you never see it again. This is because the nature of human kindness is to be as mean as an old woman the day before pension day. Capricorn (December 22 - January 20) Every encounter will be comfortable, easy and well worth your time and effort, so have that chat you’ve been putting off. It’s time to lay your cards on the table and make peace. Aquarius (January 21 - February 18) Mischievous impulses will be persuasive, so why refuse them? If you’ve got the right inspiration, plan some time out so you can put your plans into practice. Pisces (February 19 - March 20) A family member has an announcement to make, and it’s going to be a doozy. You’ll be better equipped to deal with it than everyone else. Aries (March 21 - April 19) This week you will discover the first of the Three Big Secrets Of Success: It’s really hard to fail, if you have no purpose. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Time to start looking for a new car. Try to find one with more personality, this time! (And less of a sense of humor.) Gemini (May 21 - June 20) If you’re not serious about it, you won’t want to discuss it. Don’t worry about being too brusque. Your face will make the message clear to all and sundry. Cancer (June 21 - July 22) This is fine astrological weather for you, so don’t waste it. Whether you’ve got favors to ask, apologies to extend or accept, or you’re just in the mood to socialize, start mingling at daybreak. Leo (July 23 - August 22) A situation you face daily is about to change for the better. You’ll be able to contribute to this happy ending if you employ your talent for pleasant chitchat. Basically, it’s time to charm the pants off of ‘em. Virgo (August 23 - September 22) If you see something you just can’t live without, money won’t be an issue. However, make sure that the attractive, oneof-a-kind, irresistible article in question is really something you need, rather than something you want. Libra (September 23 - October 22) An authority figure you were wondering about will finally make it clear that they’re not out to get you. You may learn that you’ve had a secret ally for some time. Be gracious. Tybee Breeze

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I have forests, but no trees. I have lakes, but no water. I have roads, but no cars. What am I?

Apples

NOVEMBER

DATES TO REMEMBER 11th - Veterans Day 24th - Thanksgiving

OCTOBER Riddle & Answer I have a head but no arms. I have a tail but no legs. I am not alive, but I help people live. What am I? Answer: A coin

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Down 1 A danger sea turtles face in winter months is cold what? (8)

2 Tybee’s got what? (6)

Across 4 Alaina discovered what on her face? (6) 6 Don’t call Judy this? (3)

3 Whistle man at Doc’s? (4) 5 Owns Mickey Mantle’s glove? (8)

6 Name of new baby loggerhead at 4-H? (7)

7 Espy uses his own what in this month’s recipe? (7)

9 Quarter held this risqué contest? (5)

8 This run is to benefit the Ronald McDonald House? (6)

10 There was a “1st birthday party” for a what? (4)

12 They have line dancing? (6)

11 MRS helped with this event? (8)

13 Upcoming tea party? (5,4)

13 A pub downtown in Savannah? (3,4)

15 Number of people running for Mayor? (5)

14 Lannie and Stayce will be lighting up what house? (5) 16 Freedom is not what? (4)

*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 October 2011

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- On average, the warmest month is July, and the coolest month is January. - Highest temperature on record is 107°F in July 1986. - Lowest temperature on record is 4°F in January 1985. - Maximum average precipitation occurs in August. NOVEMBer

November is Adoption Awareness Month and National Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Family Caregiver’s, Marrow and Recycling Awareness Month

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- Average high is 70° ~ Record high is 88° - Average low is 50° ~ Record low is 23° - Average water temperature the 64°

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25th Annual Tybee Blue Collar Tournament 2011

the sweep but came up short by ¼ pound on the reds and could not find a keeper trout. The big story was last year’s breakup of the trout masters team of Bert (I left the rods at The Crab Shack/Chimney Creek Marina the dock) Moore, Vinnie (don’t give a held its 25th annual Locals Blue Collar damn) Dober and Kerry (Get the net) Mills. Fishing Tournament on Tuesday October Seems Bert walked away from long time 11th. This is Tybee Island’s local’s partners Vinnie and Kerry to form a new tournament that gives you bragging rights team with Joel (Split shot) Anderson and for the year as best angler for trout, redfish Joseph (where are we) Lee. This new team ,or flounder. Cash is awarded for the dominated last year winning the trout by 2 Dave and his son Matt hooked up pounds. Vinnie and Kerry thought that was heaviest 3 fish in each category. The 7 doubles for the day ! small cash prize is not the real prize at a onetime deal but Bert let Vinnie know all, it’s the bragging rights. This tournament has always that he was sticking with his new winning team. Looks like been held during the week, so you got to take a day off Bert will have to listen to Vinnie and Kerry for a year as they work to enter. That evening we have a big fish fry at The took it back, dominating the trout field by a full ½ pound. Shack. Ok now, it is with great regret I have to congratulate This year’s event will be one to Brain, Little Ray and Billy for whacking some remember, conditions were less than perfect. nice reds to squeak out the win over BFB We had just come off a 5 day blow of 15 to 30 and myself by a mere ¼ pound. These guys knot winds, coupled with rain. Game day had have been gunning for us for a while now and winds backing off just a bit with winds still at I’m glad it’s done and over. Help me George, 10 to 15 and a 50% chance of rain. There was needed that golden horseshoe you carry some talk of rescheduling, but guys and gals around. Great job guys and how much does had already taken off work and the big show ice weigh? would go on. Thanks to Jack, Belinda and The Crab Me and BFB with our limit The weather was obviously Shack Crew for putting on a great event. of Red’s. going to keep the fair weathered fishermen at home (Jimmy Jamie and Jimmy cleaned the fish for us and Bubba and Williams) so a big turnout was not expected and visions of Joel cooked it up good. The shrimp bread and fish were off a sweep crept into all the teams heads. Sweep meaning the hook. to win all three categories which in all the years has rarely This year’s winners are: occurred. Teams usually target either the trout or redfish Trout 1st place - Vinnie Dober and Kerry Mills and then try to pick up a flounder along the way. But with Trout 2nd place - Josiah Riffle this year’s conditions the bite was expected to be slow and Redfish 1st place - Brian Woelber, Ray Rogers and Billy Garside anything could happen. Redfish 2nd place - Stan Allen, Bobbie Allen As usual we have some not so local guys come to Flounder 1st place - Stan Allen, Bobbie Allen town to try and claim the Tybee crown...Teams like Brian Thanks and I’ll see ya in the river, (where’s that sand bar in Chimney Creek) Woelber fishing Capt. Stan with Billy (just here to clean the boat) Garside and local Little Ray (ice man) Rogers. Dave (bad weather) Trisko About the Captain brought in his son Matt (fresh water specialist) from Atlanta Captain Stan Allen (alias Fred) for a shot at the title... But understandably most stayed owns & operates Marshland Inshore home, we have dominated it locally for a number of years Fishing Adventures, a local guide service now. that runs out of Chimney Creek Marina Local entries included Josiah (no partner) Riffle, (The Crab Shack), on Tybee Island. Captain Stan has been a Tybee resident for over 28 years. Josiah caught some nice fish. Jimmy (left his wife home Stan is a professional redfish angler for sick) Bostwick teamed up with Spec (I never catch fish with www.Skinnywaterproducts.com and a pro staff Jimmy) Hosti and Jamie (caught me a sheepshead) Moye member at www.power-pole.com. Contact info: Barnard. Jimmy came in late and looked like he could have 912-786-5943 ~ www.marshlandadventures.com won the trout, but had some big sheepshead. We missed E-mail captstans@bellsouth.net. ya Lynn. I and my wife Big Fish Bobbie (BFB) had a plan for

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We’ve made it through Pirate’s Fest, Halloween and the Georgia/Florida football game. Now it’s almost time for Veterans Day followed by Thanksgiving and the turkey and dressing that goes with it. On Veterans Day take the time to think about where we would be without our servicemen. Remember the past, with so many veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam dying every day. Remember Grenade, Panama, and the Gulf War which has taken the lives of so many servicemen. Remember the War on Terror, which tragically hit home on September 11, 2001 and continues today. With this came the high cost in death and injury to both civilian and military citizens of the United States. The future has several countries building nuclear facilities that may produce atomic weapons, the ongoing conflict between the Israeli’s and Arabs

and the Chinese and Taiwanese squabbles. I probably left some things out but with Veterans Day at hand, take the time to find a serviceman or woman, active or not, and thank them for being willing to answer the call. Bingo is on Friday at 8:00pm. Cards go on sale at 7:00pm. Horseshoes are Saturday at 7:00pm. Both events are open to the public and everyone is invited to participate. 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 7:00pm. As always, Linda or Patti will have the canteen open at 5:00pm every day except Sunday. We close on Sunday’s unless there is a special event.

Hello Breeze Readers, Don’t know how many of you know that we probably have one of the best line dance instructors around. Yes, our own Lillian Brown, who has “everyone tapping his or her toe’s.” If you want to join in on the fun, it begins each Wednesday at 7pm and the fun and music continue to whenever. Lilian can teach you all the latest steps and you will get some exercise to BOOT. Oh, and yes they do wear boots.....the cowboy style! November 11th is Veterans Day, and the Savannah Veterans Day parade starts at 9:30. This is really a Legion event, but I wanted to mention it as well. If you have not attended the parade

before you should take the time to do so. It is really worth your while. Our veterans have sacrificed to secure our way of life. Remember “Freedom is not Free.” The Auxiliary will adopt a family for Thanksgiving. And yes!! Christmas is just around the corner. The Legion’s Annual Children’s Christmas Party will be held December 17th at 6pm and Santa will have his back pack full of surprises for the little ones. If you have a child age 0-10 sign up now. Call Wanda Kendrick and give her the child’s name and age. “PLEASE BRING A COVERED DISH!!!” As always hope to see you at the “Legion” or as some of us call it “Club L”.

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Dream House:

Once again I have been mislead by Hollywood (shocker there) with the title of this movie. It would have been more appropriately entitled “Not this house, buddy.” Not as catchy, sure. More based in reality, yep. Having gotten that off my chest, this movie was quite good, although the acting was vaguely wooden as though Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts would all have rather been somewhere else. Daniel and Rachel play the loving parents to two young girls and have just bought their dream house in rural Connecticut; a perfect place to raise a family. The neighbor lady, Naomi, is kinda weird, but other than that and the strange guy peering through the window in the middle of the night, everything is pretty sedate. Then the most unexpected, fabulous twist occurs! I definitely recommend watching this movie with my new title on your mind. You will be much happier and not feel so duped. Red Box it baby! I give this movie 2 bottles of Dom Perignon (because the twist is gonna knock you on your arse), 1 bottle of Tattingers (because even wooden acting is o.k. if everyone is pretty), and 3 bottles of Korbel (because I loathe being mislead for no good reason).

Ship’s Log A Note of Thanks, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers including family, friends and neighbors for your help on the evening of October 6th when my two dogs(Lexi and Abby) were attacked in the vicinity of Campbell Ave and Naylor. I was overwhelmed by the assistance in locating Lexi when she got loose. It took 2 hours of searching for her by foot, bicycles and cars before she was found, not knowing if she was badly injured. I can’t say enough for the assistance and concern I received from the Tybee Police and Jerry at Animal Control. Lexi (on the left) and Abbi were taken to the vet and given medication and X-Rays. It’s been two weeks now and they are ok. Thanks again to everyone for your help and the only way I can think to pay you back is to “Pay it forward”. My Sincere Thank You, Sharon Hosti. 36

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November 2011 Dear Breeze, We so look forward to receiving the Tybee Breeze in our home; and have always looked forward to our next trip to Tybee. We have celebrated our anniversary on your island for 6 years. This year we were able to stay for 8 (short) days, for our 27th. We met many local residents who always had a warm welcome kindness, great conversation, generosity and lots of fun. We experienced the community come together in “Shine for Scott” and celebrate the life of a passing fire chief. And certainly tapped our feet to some great music, while enjoying fresh Georgia seafood. There is only one thing wrong with “Tybee Time,” it’s never enough! Thank You Tybee! Sincerely, Wayne & Vivian Lee No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze


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As we enter into the colder months on Tybee, we are still thinking about Clover and what an adventure she must be having out in the Atlantic. Even if she isn’t keeping us in the loop, I’m sure she’s having a blast. Hopefully she’s found some turtle friends and a warm spot to hang out with plenty of jellyfish and blue crabs! We’ve all had empty hearts lately at Burton, with Clover moving on and with the passing of our friend and previous co-worker Steven Hendrix. However, we have had some joy recently, too. We were able to get a sea turtle hatchling from a Tybee nest that will grow up at Burton just like Clover and Squirty did in the past. Our plan was to do a name contest on Facebook for our new little guy. But, we realized we already had a perfect name. Jessica Petrea and Kristin Peney both thought it would be an honor to name our new baby after Steve Hendrix. After all, Steve worked at the 4H, he built the sea turtle tank where the others grew up, and to top it off, the nest had started to hatch on the night that Steve passed away. It was all too perfect to name our new baby boy, Hendrix, in honor of Steve. Hendrix came from Nest 8, and with only 9 nests on Tybee we were getting worried that we might not get a new baby this year. Luckily, Hendrix decided he wanted the privilege of growing up surrounded by people who have already fallen in love with him! His first measurements put him at 22 grams No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

and 4cm long. He’s so tiny!! It’s amazing how much personality each baby has, and how different they are from one another. Hendrix does the cutest little wiggle when he comes up to breathe, just shaking his flippers from right to left. In his tank there’s quite the current from the filter. He absolutely loves getting under there and riding the current across the tank! He’s a surfer already! If you want to keep up with Hendrix, you can go to Facebook and search “Hangin’ with Hendrix”. I will post updates every week as he grows, and pictures and videos showing his cute personality. We are leaving Clover’s FB page up and we will let you know if she has any more hits from her transmitter.

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3rd (tie) Sherry Hosti Island-Style Cream Pie (Sugar Free) 3rd (tie) Sue Bentley Key Lime Pie The talented cooks were gracious enough to share their recipes which will be included in the 2011 Chapel by the Sea Recipe Book that is available now for a donation of $10. Donations received for the cookbook will be given to the Lottie Moon Offering for Foreign Missions. Recipes from the Soup Cook-off which was held Feb 27, 2011, and the Salad Spectacular that was held May 29, 2011, will be included in the 2011 Chapel Recipe Book. For information about the recipe books, please contact the church at 912 786 4647. The next meeting of The God Abouts will be their Thanksgiving feast on Tuesday, Nov 15th at noon in the Fellowship Hall of Chapel by the Sea Baptist Church. The meal will be provided by the ministry with Uncle Bill and the Stringbeans providing the entertainment. Everyone is invited.

Chapel by the Sea Baptist Church, held a “Country and Western” theme gathering for The God Abouts Senior Adult Ministry meeting Sep 20th. Many of the 130 attendees were dressed in their best western attire. The delicious lunch of fried chicken, baked pork loin, field peas, The God Abouts meet at Chapel by the Sea on the 3rd macaroni and cheese, Tuesday at 12pm of each month. pineapple salad, and Be a Friend . . . Make a Friend . . . Bring a Friend cinnamon rolls was provided by the ministry. For more info., contact Betty or Jurell Davis 912-897-2364. Eddie B and Friends entertained the guests following the meal. Chapel by the Sea Baptist Church held their 4th Annual Cake BakeOff on Sept 25th in the church Fellowship Hall. This year the competition was expanded to include pies as well as cakes. There were 21 entries of both cakes and pies. A ‘People’s Choice’ style of selecting the winners was used whereby all 85 enthusiastic attendees were invited to sample the entries and vote on their choice for the best cake & pie.

The best cake bakers are as follows: 1st - Kathleen Wachter Hershey’s Chocolate Cake 2nd - Stephen Lee RCA (Raisin-CinnamonApple) Cake 3rd (tie) Sherry Hosti Black Forest Cake 3rd (tie) Betty Davis Apple-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

The best pie makers are as follows: 1st - Herman Peavy Iron Skillet Apple Pie 2nd - Diana Solomon Pineapple Cream Pie

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By Carolyn Jurick

Affordable Medical Care? Yes! With the Tybee Urgent Care Plan Some months ago, I wrote about affordable medical care on Tybee and trying to help the uninsured, under-insured and high-deductible locals on Tybee get the medical care they need. Despite my call to action to community “leaders,” nothing has happened. While they’re busy putting up yard signs for the upcoming elections, we have been busy taking great care of people day and night as well as coming up with an alternative payment method to make medical care on Tybee affordable to all 31328’ers. The Tybee Urgent Care Plan is here and is available to all Tybee residents and Tybee Island business employees! Let me explain. For $49 per month and a $20 utilization fee per visit, a person gets the following: 1. One physical per year including the following: a physical examination by one of our practitioners, a comprehensive blood chemistry panel, thyroid stimulating hormone, complete blood count, a fasting lipid profile, and urine dipstick analysis, a PSA, if necessary and a colon cancer screen for stool blood. 2. Four acute care visits a year, 9 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday, by appointment. 3. A 20% discount off all regularly-priced Urgent Care services at Tybee Urgent Care 24 hour’s daily/7 days. This means up to 5 visits to Tybee Urgent Care for $688 per year spread out over 12 months. This will meet the needs of the healthiest AND those on Tybee with a chronic illness such as diabetes or hypertension. This plan necessitates a 12-month commitment and contract and you must have a checking account or credit card to be eligible for the 12-month payment option. We will also be offering a smoking cessation plan for tobacco users on Tybee for $59 per month. This plan includes emphasis on smoking cessation. This plan affordably provides the majority of most people’s primary and acute care needs at an affordable rate of $49 per month plus the $20 utilization fee paid at each visit. We are proud of this alternative payment plan and hope that it will be well-received. We have offered it to 2 businesses on Tybee for their employees, totaling 61, and BOTH businesses have agreed to join! We have thought outside the box to solve the cost issue for YOUR local healthcare needs. For those of you with $1000 to $5000 annual deductibles, we have compressed most of those out of pocket expenses down to $688. That math works every time. We are also happy to tell you that our sister urgent care center, Urgent Care of Historic Savannah is THRIVING and we will be opening our 3rd location next month, Urgent Care Sandfly! Until next month, be healthy and stay safe! The Tybee Beach Doc No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

Tybee Island Charter School would like to thank all of you who helped with the fundraiser for the school. We would especially like to thank Carey Anderson of Salon Isobe for organizing such a fabulous event. Carey, Natalie Gordon, Nancy Petrea, and Andrea Love (all of Salon Isobe) cut hair on Sun., Oct. 16, 11am to 5pm. There was a steady flow of costumers and they kept their scissors going with constant smiles. Coastal Fitness & Wellness offered back massages and the table was full all day long. It was such a successful event and lots of fun! Salon Isobe and Coastal Fitness & Wellness—we can never thank you enough. We had many people donate baked goods. They were all delicious and enjoyed by many! Thank you to all who baked for this event! Your time and culinary talents are greatly appreciated. We would like to thank all of you who donated so many wonderful items to the silent auction. Artwork, hair items, boating items, wine glasses, purses, and many other items raised much money for the school. Thank you to all who helped throughout the day (setting up, cleaning up, taking tickets, grilling hot dogs, serving lemonade, etc., etc.) We would especially like to thank all of you who came and supported our efforts. It was a great day and it was so nice to see all of the support we have on Tybee Island for a school. The generosity of all of you helped us raise $2300+.

2011 Mayors Christmas Motorcade Tybee Island will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia Regional Hospital by serving those with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs. For almost 53 years, cities across Georgia have brought the joy of the holiday season to patients at Georgia’s regional behavioral health hospitals through the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade. According to hospital staff, many of the patients at these hospitals have little, if any, support or contact with friends and family. The city will be collecting such items as board games, cards, personal care items, movies, and clothing beginning Nov. 1st thru Dec. 6th. Mayor Buelterman along with other local mayors, will deliver these gifts to Georgia Regional Hospital on Dec. 7th. Unwrapped gifts or monetary donations can be dropped off at the Clerk’s Office, City Hall. If you need more information on how you or your group can participate, please call Jan LeViner, Clerk of Council at 786.4573 ext. 103. Thank you for sharing Holiday Joy!!! Tybee Breeze

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TYde is Rising on Tybee’s Food Pantry Now, with the first two distributions occurring on September 20 and October 18, our community food pantry is officially operational. Located in the old school cafeteria, volunteers bag nonperishable items for families in need. The pantry operates on the third Tuesday of every month. The next two pantry dates are Nov. 15th and Dec. 20th. Two distribution times are offered, 10am-11am and 6pm-7pm. Residents of Tybee’s 31328 will be given approximately a weeks worth of groceries, enough to “tide” them over for a while. A very brief “interview” is conducted with every client. It is non-intrusive in nature, given only to find out about the number and ages of the people in the household, and to check residency (including temporary Tybee residents). Remarks made by clients have indicated that the interview is a positive, respectful experience. Food items are packed by the volunteers. They then deliver the groceries to the client’s car for them. To those on bicycles we recommend a basket as there are quite a few bags. If you know anyone in need of food, the Executive Board asks you to inform them of the pantry, dates, and times of operation. For specific information please call the Tybee Y at 912-786-9622. For donations of food items please consult the Y marquee for items the pantry needs. Keep in mind that we cannot re-bag any of the food. Large items are donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank for distribution to charities that prepare and serve food. For Thanksgiving, we hope to offer an extra bag of holiday items. We are stocking cranberry sauce, bags of dressing, cans of gravy, instant potatoes, cans of pumpkin and yams, marshmallows, and creamed soups for this. Please help out for the holiday by using “BOGO” or buy one get one. Buy one for your family and get one for the food pantry. We are also very grateful for cash donations. We use the money to fill our gaps in stock (keeping enough for thirty families on hand). Many of the items we are distributing are not available at the Second Harvest Food Bank so we shop at Wal-Mart or wherever the price is best for the item. Send checks, made out to the: Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry to PO Box 2832, Tybee. So, on behalf of the Executive Board and our thirty volunteers, I want to say thank you to all the supporters, and to future supporters, of Tybee’s food pantry. Without you the mission would never happen. It is “The People of Tybee Helping the People of Tybee” that makes this the wonderful island that we are. It is an example of Tybee at its very best. Joey Burel, Chairman

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Beth and Ricky are busy enjoying life on Tybee. They remain lovebirds; Beth should keep her eye on TrickyRicky. He is a lady’s man. By Julia Pearce Our beloved music man Roy has a Guess who was spotted at the Post new manager Mel. Mel Office? Sharon looks like a movie star, from the glory so maybe Roy is going days of Old Hollywood. Just don’t change the music. Desoto. Rentiers and Terri Bob and Joan are close friends. They Shroyer are glad the tourists were seen at Benny’s have left the island. Bob had a solving the world’s wonderful birthday at Doc’s. problems. A l i c e K e l l e r and Jack Mullen are having fun and living large, they both look great; Vodka remains the best preservative. Michelle had a rocking Owen, the whistle man Birthday party at The of Doc’s, is arguably the Quarter. Essie gave her “Best Dancer” on Tybee. Continued page 42 For months he has be dancing with this mysterious beautiful woman. Amy & Joey continue to enjoy each others company. The bubbly, beautiful infectiously alive Amy is rocking at 40... 40 is the new 20. At least it appears that way for Amy. Lee Brown made it home to Tybee. She is a snowbird from Harrisburg, PA, Pennsylvania winters make Tybee look like the Bahamas. Terry, Henry & Judy are Doc’s Championship Bumper Pool Contestants. Someone said beat Henry “Too Sweet to be Sour” (I have no idea what that means). Joe Sikes w a s chillin’ in the back of Doc’s. M r . Cool wishes everyone Happy Thanksgiving. No One Covers Tybee Like The Breeze

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a mason jar with a stem. They may have started a of Rehab (physical trend. rehab). He looks great Speaking of food, while and Carlene is glad to working at Huc-a-poo’s, Joni have him home. came across an anatomically Jerris correct potato. Chip, Angela, is the Joni & Al all shootin’ shooters B i n g o at the Poo. caller Friday This woman is nights at the Legion, get there by Brooke Parris she 7:30am. These people take their Bingo is a Critter Gitter. seriously. Great family fun after Thanksgiving dinner. Tucked away off the beatin’ path is Coco’s Sunset Grille. Tracy McMahon and her staff, which includes Little Mary Sheppard a Tybee staple, have a breathtaking view She will extract possums from of the Sunset. Coco’s is your home without hurting the impressive with excellent critters. Brooke will take out two legged critters too. food at a reasonable Kimberly and Samantha of Doyle Landscaping price. A Great date night want to remind you that place for married people. plants are a great gift Stop by this month and when visiting friends tell Tracy you heard it in the Breeze. Big George of North Beach and relatives during the Grill is excited about Thanksgiving. holidays. Beloved Tybee Couple NBG will cater your Turkey dinner. Ray and Carlene look Stop by for the food and music in wonderful. Ray is out an authentic island atmosphere. The

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experience leaves you feeling like “No worries, everything is gonna be alright.” At “Bird Lady” Gloria Bennett’s Tuesday night dinner party, Taylor Griesbach celebrated his 23rd birthday. Taylor is an impressive young man with an outstanding future. He honors his mother Robin. Gloria has the most fascinating people at her Fannie parties. Charlene B u r r e t t ’ s radiance is always evident. Charlene sits in the honored seat at Doc’s because she is the grand lady. This is the best kept secret in 5 states. Joseph T of Seagrass Saloon hosts an open mike jam night on Thursday at the Seagrass Saloon at 9pm-3am. All sorts of folks show up: up and coming

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Comedians, Musicians, Singers, Poets, etc., go check it out. You may see the next national superstar. If you missed Tybee’s Pirate Fest you really missed a treat. The Quarter had a midnight Risqué Wench Contest (yours truly participated. I lost. There is no accounting for taste). It was a great time. Cristin Azure won 1st Place. Special thanks to Thomas who was MC and Tara who held down the bar.

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November 8th, and Thank You to ALL the candidates who had the gumption to run. Julia Pearce has written for the Tybee Breeze for six years. She is a spiritualist & Key Reader. She performs marriages, funerals & blessings (house, boat, office, car, etc.) You can contact her directly at ebonyhag@aol.com. Ms. Julia Spiritual consultations 912-414-0809. You can tell football season is here! Why is Erika wearing a Redskin’s jersey? I thought she was a Dolphin fan? O’well... Go Washington! Eric lost a bet with Taylor and has to wear Gator Gear. The Gator’s have never looked so good! Definitely... Go Gators! At Pirate Fest last year a goat was born at the petting zoo. Jenny Orr bought her, and named her Josephine. Keith & Jen, of Latitude 32, threw her a “1st Birthday Party” during the event this year. Happy Birthday Josephine!

Goats & pigs? What is going on around here? I wonder what the pig’s name is?

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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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Adventures of Steve & Jan Fox July 5 - We are at a KOA in Missoula, MT for two nights after a week at a private campground in Hungry Horse, MT and before heading to the west coast. The week spent at Glacier National Park was exceptional. The park opened in 1910, comprises over one million acres with parts of two mountain ranges, more than 130 named lakes, over 700 miles of trails, six peaks over 10,000 feet, thirteen primitive campgrounds, and a few motels and lodges. There are two main entrances (east and west) and a few minor entrances that go to specific lakes but not to the entire park. It borders Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada, opened in 1895. In 1850 there were an estimated one hundred fifty glaciers in Glacier National Park. Currently there are twenty five and, due to global warming and other factors, all will be gone between 2020 and 2030. We had hoped to go into Canada during our visit but did not make it there. Our campground was about fifteen miles south of the west entrance. The sites are on terraced hills and are surrounded by trees giving a lot of privacy and serenity. The Going to the Sun Road is a fifty mile paved stretch that connects the east and west entrances to the park. It closes during the winter and beyond and opens once the annual snowfalls and avalanches have been cleared. Usually the road is open by mid-June. This year was one of only four since the park opened that it was closed past early July, so we were not able to travel its full length. Drifts being cleared were as much as twenty feet high. If it had been open we probably would have extended our visit into Canada. Instead, we traveled the perimeter of the park to the east entrance and followed Going to the Sun Road for the approximately eleven miles that it was open. Since the park is so big, our round trip was something over two hundred thirty miles. On the way back a gray wolf crossed the road in front of us. They are an endangered species and it was pretty cool to spot one thirty feet away. We also traveled the west entrance of Going to the Sun Road the approximately fourteen miles that it was open. We spotted evidence of two major forest fires, each consuming thousands of acres. One which we saw was on the way to the north entrance of the park and burned in 2006. The second, inside the park, burned in 2004. There was more evidence of recovery from this fire than from the more recent one. I specified that Going to the Sun Road is paved because many of the roads in the park aren’t. These are predominately gravel with potholes, but some are in worse shape and Jan referred to these as “goat tracks”, an apt description. We traveled many of these to see some of the peaks and lakes. Some of the roads weren’t much more than a car width wide. One lake we visited (Bowman Lake) was typical of most in the park in that they are so

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clear that you still can see the bottom thirty feet out. To get to Bowman, we traveled more than twenty miles of mostly unpaved road and goat track. It’s hard to describe how truly special this park is and I am so glad that Jan scheduled a full week in the area. Wikipedia has a pretty good description of Glacier National Park at this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier_National_ Park_(U.S.) While there, we also visited the National Bison Range Wildlife Refuge Complex about sixty miles away. It consists of mountains to 4,885 feet, plains, wetlands, and a nineteen mile gravel road with grades to 10%, no guard rails, and a highest elevation of 4,700 feet. We spotted bison, deer, elk, and a coyote. We also spotted an eagle’s nest, including a bald eagle, on our way back to the campground. We also visited the Hungry Horse Dam, which was built in 1953 and is just a few miles from our camp site. It is the highest concrete dam in MT at 564 feet and the eleventh largest in the US. It was the third largest and second highest Continued page 50

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concrete dam in the world when it was built, so it was quite an engineering challenge. It produces 428 megawatts of power via four generators. The corresponding reservoir is 34 miles long and covers 23,800 acres. The circular object is called the “glory hole” and sends water to the bottom of the dam when the lake is full. In our travels we have seen a number of small commercial and private bee hives. During a stop at a truck stop for fuel, we spotted a truck loaded with bee hives. Bees were flying all over the place and we had to keep our windows up. We hope that all of this means that bees are making a comeback from the disease that has killed so many. The truck was one of several we have heard about that travel from farm to farm to help with pollination. On our way to Hungry Horse we passed through Polson, MT and spotted the Miracle of America Museum, aptly located on Memory Lane. From the road we could see two old military jets, some old cars, and other artifacts and decided to stop by on our way to Missoula. This has to be the strangest collection of vintage stuff in existence. A lot of the artifacts are rusted and in need of care but, since this is a non-profit museum, they preserve what they can with the funds they receive. It consists of a building with a huge wooden boat attached to one side and several acres of things which at times seem to be in random order. This makes the museum that much more interesting, we think, than one that has everything in sections. You can roam and see what you want, and you will want to roam around. Each collection is extensive. For example, if you want to

see old tractors, they range from the first diesel to several steam tractors to some more modern ones (if the 1950s is considered to be modern). Some of the artifacts include: Military vehicles, weapons (from the revolutionary war through Viet Nam), helicopters (including an old Sikorski), and two planes plus parts of two more. Cars and trucks, including Crosley, Chevy, Ford, Franklin, Packard, and Oakland. A few cars looked like they just came from the showroom while others were in various states of rust and disrepair. Native American artifacts. arine engines, including old hand cranked boat motors. Vintage chain saws, old snowmobiles and snow toboggans. Several buildings that were brought to the site, including an old school house and teachers quarters, old blacksmith shop, old, one and two room medical and dental shops, and many more. Motorcycles and motorized bikes dating from the turn of the century, including Harleys, Indians, and others. Also motor scooters from the ages. Toys from years past. Ladies dresses from the 1890s to the 1950s. It was interesting to see what came back into style. A faithfully reproduced, full sized drug store soda fountain. A sheep powered tread mill. Old boats. Washing machines, stoves, refrigerators and ice boxes.

There is much that I did not mention, but if you want to see something probably you will find it there. Plus, the two older folks who run the museum are full of information and love to answer any questions you have. The museum truly has been a labor of love for them and the other directors. If you are anywhere near the area you will want to plan a stop here. Here is the link: http://www. miracleofamericamuseum.org/index. html

July 6 - We are staying in Pothole State Park in WA for three days. Surprising for a state park, they have full hookups (but no Wi-Fi). You need to buy tokens to get hot water in the showers (one token per three minutes). I had heard of this before but never visited a campsite that did it. We have plenty of hot water in our RV, so it isn’t a problem. The campsite layout

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is great. There are several courts off of the campsite road and each has nine campsites around a semi-circle, so you have lots of room. We have wonderful neighbors on both sides of us and are enjoying spending time together around our campfires. This part of WA seems primarily to be arid. We passed a number of farms that required irrigation and saw a number of dust devils (mini tornados in the dirt fields). July 11 - We drove to see the Grand Coulee Dam on day two. It is much larger than Hoover Dam, which we have toured, and generates quite a lot of power. The spillways were open as runoff and rain have swelled the rivers and water was cascading over the top of the dam, so it was kind of cool to see. This dam has three generator power plants and puts out 6,800 megawatts, the largest in the US and the fourth largest in the world. By comparison, Hoover generates 2,000 megawatts. As with Hoover, the Grand Coolie sends much of its power to Los Angeles. It is located on the Columbia River and there are twelve more power producing dams on the Columbia as well. The government stopped allowing federal dam tours after 9/11. Grand Coulee now offers a short tour inside their newest generator house and on the top of the dam. They have three generator houses. Two were built with the dam and have power outputs which were limited by the technology of that time. The third was built in the 1960s, has been upgraded since, and produces 45% of the power produced by the dam. The drive to see the Grand Coulee was very interesting. The last several miles were between what looked like two mountains. It was an ancient riverbed cut out by moving glaciers and you can see evidence of this

was arid until we got to the other side of the mountains, where it turned lush. We had heard that the Pacific Northwest was greener than the eastern side of the mountains and indeed it is. We went to see Mount St. Helens this morning. Unfortunately, it is a cloudy day, so we couldn’t see the top of the volcano most of the time we were there. The clouds did clear for a short time and, hopefully, the photos we took will be ok. The road ends after about fifty miles at the Johnson Ridge Observatory, which is five miles from the crater. The volcano itself is huge. The eruption blew off 1,300 feet from the top of the volcano and the shock wave flattened trees for about twelve miles. You can readily see some of the trees still lying down and lots of decomposing stumps on the drive, more as you get closer. A former riverbed is now just a cleared area where ash and debris flowed and a very small stream has been carved out to carry runoff from the mountain (there is still quite a bit of snow on it). The devastation can be seen everywhere. Weyerhaeuser owned rights to the timber when the volcano blew and they lost much of their assets. They started logging soon after and replanting as soon as possible and have since planted close to 1.5 million new trees. The old growth forests will never return but it was great to see vegetation being repopulated in the area. Continued page 52

everywhere. Washington State has a habit of planting road signs that say “rocks”. When we see them we kind of shake our heads and think “no kidding”. Rocks are everywhere where they put up these signs. We have six unscheduled days between our stop at Potholes and our arrival to see the redwoods in CA, so we are choosing RV parks to stay at as we go. Yesterday we found a nice park on the road to Mount St. Helens and decided to stay for two days. On the drive here, the land

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Trees still won’t grow near the volcano or in the riverbed, but farther out they are taking hold. July 15 - California at last. We drove across Oregon to US101, which runs down the coast through California and had three days to kill before reaching Crescent City. The first was a night in Coos Bay, followed by two nights at a campground just north of the OR/CA border. This campground was on the Pacific Ocean and the wind blew steadily, but it was a nice stay. The Pacific coast is unlike the Atlantic. It is colder, for one, and the beaches are a dirty looking gray. The other main difference is that there are lots of rocks jutting out of the ocean. Some a r e small a n d look like whales while others are quite large and all are great to see. July 19 - We stayed at a very nice KOA in Crescent City for four days. It rained all four days but it didn’t slow us down much. It rains a lot in this part of the country and there often are low clouds. The moisture is one of the reasons redwoods grow here. Our first day was spent the first touring some of the redwood forests to the south. We had seen the sequoias south of San Francisco before but not the redwoods. They aren’t as big around as the sequoias, but many are still huge and most are quite tall and some are more than two thousand years old. They grow straight up. Many grow so close to each other that they look like a single tree until you get close and see they actually are four or five trees. Once they reach a certain height the redwoods get top heavy and fall, so we saw a number of redwood logs and immense root balls. Walking on the ground beneath these trees is like walking on pillows. We stopped on the way at a site that has a redwood you

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can drive through and made the drive. We also stopped on a side road by a river that feeds the ocean. A number of people were there looking over a bridge at a mother whale and her calf swimming back and forth. She was about thirty feet long, her calf was about ten feet, and she was passing maybe fifty feet from us. We don’t know what kind of a whale she was and hope she was ok there and can find her way back to the Pacific when she is ready. The second day we visited a redwood forest to the east of us. About seven miles of this trip was on goat track. The last day we drove to a place called Fern Canyon, also at the end of about seven miles of goat track. It was indeed a wet canyon with walls covered with different kinds of ferns and a stream flowing through it – really quite beautiful. We left California today with nine days to spend on the road before reaching Yellowstone and arrived at a campground in the Crater Lake National Park for a two day stay. This is a fairly primitive place with no water or sewer hookups. Electric is available only at a few campsites and, fortunately, we got one of them. There is snow all around us and some of the sites are blocked by snow. Crater Lake was formed by a volcano that collapsed 7,700 years ago after it used up its underlying magma. It is completely self-contained with no streams running into or out. It is the deepest lake in the U S and seventh deepest in the world at 1,943 feet and six miles across. We will drive the 33 mile Rim Drive tomorrow and maybe take in a hike. July 20 - As was the case in Glacier National Park, the rim road was partially closed due to snow and the trail we hoped to hike was in the closed region. We were able to drive about thirteen miles to the west and four miles to the east and had great views of the lake. There is a small volcano that grew after the lake was formed. We spotted four elk and a waterfall. Note the reflections on the water. Tomorrow starts our drive to Yellowstone. We hope all of you are having a great summer. Steve and Jan

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November 2011 Tybee Breeze