‘Jekyll Oak’ lives on through artists’ creations

The live oak tree, the Jekyll Oak,  that had to be removed last June from downtown Brunswick’s Jekyll Square still lives through the work of some talented artists who took pieces of the oak and created their own masterpiece for the Jekyll Oak Wood Contest and Auction. The premier showing of these artists’ work will…

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Public speaks out about Jekyll’s disabled accessibility

Glynn resident Steve Oldaker addresses the Georgia ADA coordinator during a town hall meeting last week hosted by the Jekyll Island Authority. Widget Richards, a strong advocate for disabled people, holds the microphone. Members of the public had an opportunity last week to discuss their concerns about handicapped accessibility on Jekyll Island with Mike Galifianakis,…

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Fire which kills two children still under investigation

Chief Doering, left, and Chief Jordan discuss fatal fire. Last week’s fire in the Sterling community which took the lives of two children is still under investigation by the Glynn County Police and Fire Departments. The preliminary cause of the fire, which destroyed a fifth wheel trailer / camper serving as the home of a…

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Athos Menaboni exhibit slated for Goodyear Cottage

JI Arts anniversary celebration scheduled As part of the celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Jekyll Island Arts Association, Inc. is reacquainting itself with an old friend. Athos Menaboni, though Italian born, lived and worked in and around Atlanta for over 60 years. In order to reacquaint everyone with this old friend, the association is…

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Tree Board steps in

Last Thursday the developer of the lot at the corner of Third St. and Bruce Dr. in St. Simons Island’s East Beach neighborhood was using this small dragline to remove this oak tree that is on county right-of-way. Tree Advisory Board members Bill Hilton (left to right), county Extension Agent Dr. Don Gardner, Cesar Rodriguez…

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Spelling Bee

The Glynn County Association of Educators sponsored the 2017 Glynn County Spelling Bee at the Brunswick High auditorium on Jan. 30. A total of 14 spellers competed, one from each middle school and elementary school in the county. The winner of the bee was sixth grader Griffin Lee from Glynn Middle School and 2nd place…

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St. William Catholic Church inaugurates “Undie Sunday”

The St. William Catholic Church Council of Catholic Women (CCW) held its first “Undie Sunday” Jan. 29. The drive brought in new men’s and women’s underwear for donation to The Well in Brunswick which serves the homeless. The parishioners of the church donated 219 pairs of men’s underwear and 351 pairs of women’s underwear. “Homeless…

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McGinty-Gordon celebrates merger with open house

McGinty-Gordon & Associates announced their recent merger with Parker-Kaufman Insurance Agency and celebrated by hosting an Open House at their newly renovated Brunswick office location. From left: Pat Cooper, Fred McGinty, Roy Hodnett, Donna Davis, Patrick Newton, Amanda Williams, and Fred Tullos.

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Pender signs contract for coaching position

Brunswick High School’s new head football coach Sean Pender (right) signs his contract last week as School System Athletic Director Steve Waters looks on. Sean Pender officially came on board as the new head football coach for Brunswick High School last Tuesday, after signing his contract to seal the deal. Pender comes to Brunswick High…

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Restoration; not demolition

The Brunswick City Commission has awarded the city’s first historic stabilization loan to Chris Moline who plans to restore the structure located at 1317 Newcastle St. The loan was approved at the January 18 city commission meeting. This structure has been in danger since 2011 when the rear wall of the building was pulled in…

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Local Events

< 2017 >
February
  • 03

    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    Feb-03-17-Mar-04-17

    The Jekyll Island Arts Association is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the wildlife sculpting of Seeley Booth and paintings by Bill White beginning on Wednesday, February 3rd running until March 4th at the Goodyear Cottage Art Gallery and Gift Shop located in the Historic District of Jekyll Island. An artists’ reception will be held Sunday, February 5th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  All are welcome.  The Goodyear Cottage is open on weekdays from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. and weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Admission is free.

  • 25

    11:00 am-2:00 pm
    Feb-25-17

    The Third Annual Bark For Life Pup Crawl and Kickoff is Saturday, February 25th from 11-2. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the event.

    The ticket allows the participant and any number of dogs to stroll through the St Simons Island Pier Village Merchants and receive discounts at businesses and restaurants participating in the event. As well as dog treats.

    It also enters participants for the Poker Run and Pet Tricks game. There will be Door Prizes and prizes for all game winners. Many generous prizes have been donated by the St. Simons Island Pier Village Merchants.

    The Pup Crawl registration starts at Island Dog at 10:30 on February 25th.

    Get your tickets today at: Island Dog, Pet Supplies Plus, Troy University Brunswick Site, and Rich Products on St. Simons Island.

  • 25

    11:30 am-2:30 pm
    Feb-25-17

    St. James Lutheran Church will hold its Fifth Annual Oktoberfest benefitting SHARE (Speech, Hearing and Rehabilitation Enterprises), and Heather House, both non-profit organizations.
    The event, rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew, will be held Saturday, February 25 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in Goodyear Park on Parkwood Dr. in Brunswick, one block from the SE GA Medical Center hospital.
    SHARE’s mission is to help persons with disabilities by providing Speech Therapy, Adult Daycare and Vocational Development Programs. Heather House is a residential counseling and support center for young women in recovery. The 2015 Oktoberfest raised over $4000.
    The Oktoberfest includes an authentic German meal of Bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut, beans and a drink. Tickets for the meal will be $10.00. There will be baked goods, craft vendors, a raffle for a Oklahoma Joe’s 3-in-1 Combo Grill, cake walk, kid’s games, vintage car show and a silent auction. Admission is free.

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