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22nd Annual Spring Art in the Park!

April 11 & 12: Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Talented artists and craftspeople from across the country display their work under the live oaks at Postell Park, 532 Beachview Dr., on St. Simons Island. What a wonderful way to spend a lovely spring day in a beautiful setting! Contact the Glynn Visual Arts at (912) 638- 8770.

47th Annual “Blessing of the Fleet”!

April 17–19: 47th Annual “Blessing of the Fleet” the 2015 Blessing promises to be the biggest and most entertaining yet. This will be 47th year of the Blessing of the Fleet, a 3-day festival that will attract thousands of people to Darien, Georgia. $5 for age 13 and up on Friday and Saturday. Twelve and under are admitted free with a paying adult. There is no admission charge for Sunday’s events. (912) 437-BOTF (2683) or blessingofthefleet.com.

Cassina’s 9th Annual Tabby and Tillandsia Garden Walk !

April 25: Garden Walk sponsored by the Cassina Garden Club, 5 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. Cassina’s 9th Annual Tabby and Tillandsia Garden Walk celebrates the horticultural beauty of the St. Simons coastal area. It offers an opportunity for visitors to explore and enjoy a select and seldom seen group of six of the Islands most inspiring private gardens. Cassina Garden Club, Inc. will use the proceeds from the garden walk for the preservation and maintenance of the historic tabby cabins under its stewardship that are found on Gascoigne Bluff and the surrounding grounds. In addition to tours of six private gardens on St. Simons, this year’s garden walk offers several added attractions included with the ticket price: Glynn Visual Arts “Fine Art and Flowers” exhibit Hamilton Plantation Garden Club plant sale (8 a.m.-2 p.m.), Southern Garden Party and Demonstrations (2 p.m.-5 p.m.). Visit to the Colonial Herb Garden at Fort Frederica. Special Interest Stop, at ACE Garden Center, to feature plants found on the Garden Walk along with other great gardening ideas. $30 advance $35 day of event. (912) 399-1101 or cassinagardenclub.org/gardenwalk.htm.




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History of the St. Simons Lighthouse

History of the St. Simons Lighthouse

The First Lighthouse (1810) On October 17, 1804, John Couper, a plantation owner on St. Simons Island, deeded four acres of his land, known as “Couper’s Point,” at the south end of the island for one dollar to the Federal government for the construction of a lighthouse. James Gould of Massachusetts was hired in 1807 […]

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America’s Favorite Beach Towns

America’s Favorite Beach Towns

No. 1 St. Simons Island, GA! Lined with white sand and live oaks, the biggest of Georgia’s Golden Isles won the beach-town contest for offering a triple threat of southern charm, serenity, and affordability. It’s not hard, after all, to get hotel rates here under $200 a night. St. Simons Inn, for instance, overlooks a […]

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What is Georgia’s State Seashell?

What is Georgia’s State Seashell?

Knobbed Whelk (Busycon carica)! Christened the state seashell in 1987, the knobbed whelk is a whorled shell, eight inches long at maturity, displaying heavy spines, many knobs, and an orange or red mouth. Minerals in Georgia coastal waters cause ocher striations on the sand-colored, semi-gloss surface. This marine snail shell is found all along Georgia’s […]