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Philip Deshazior, Lorene Blue

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A Tasty Evening at Taste of Gullah

It was a delicious evening at Historical Harrington School Cultural Center for this year’s Taste of Gullah event. South Carolina Chef Ambassador & author Kevin Mitchell was the special guest for the benefit culinary event.

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Elegant Island Living/Julie Andrew

The Georgia Alzheimer’s Foundation, Memory Matters, and other memory care providers and agencies gathered with friends and supporters at Mellow Mushroom on SSI for the Golden Isles Alzheimer’s Walk Kickoff. Walk takes place Saturday, October 1. Read more

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Elegant Island Living/Julie Andrew

The EIL team was out and about in the Golden Isles on 4th of July weekend to catch the action from SSI to Blythe Island. Watermelon, golf carts, patriotic pups & more! Scroll through the galleries to see pride in the red, white & blue. Read more

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The actors and mentors from the Golden Isles Penguin Project wowed the audiences once again this year with their fantastic performances of Disney’s High School Musical, Jr. These shows are always such an inspiration, and always have a full house! Read more

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Elegant Island Living/Julie Andrew

Vendors were busy in Postell Park during the monthly Crafts in the Village event. Artisan crafts, fine art, photography, jewelry, pottery, gourmet goods, candles, skincare products and more draw visitors from near and far to shop under the oaks. Read more

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The Golden Isles Duplicate Bridge Club recently held their annual full day of charity matches to benefit the Alzheimer’s Foundation. This is a nationwide event sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge Club recognizing “The Longest Day.” Read more

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Shirley and Orion Douglass

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Windswept Key West was the theme of Cabaret 2022 benefiting the Coastal Symphony of Georgia. After a blissful yet breezy cocktail hour outside at The King and Prince Resort, Leo Dean kicked off dinner with the 'national anthem': Margaritaville. Read more

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Elegant Island Living/Julie Andrew

Memorial Day on St. Simons Island is a truly special occasion. The Rotary Club of St. Simons Island has been hosting the Taps at Twilight service of remembrance and tribute for more than three decades. Read more

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Laurie Sarzier, Rosemarie Prokop, Shameka Cooper, Amy Shockley

Elegant Island Living/Julie Andew

What a Derby Day it was! At Churchill Downs, Rich Strike pulled off the biggest upset in Kentucky Derby history for an incredible win and the jubilation was contagious at Sea Island’s Retreat Clubhouse for Frederica Academy's signature fundraiser. Read more

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Elegant Island Living/Julie Andrew

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s Little Light Music summer outdoor concert series got off to a stellar start with a fantastic performance by The Tams. The weather was beautiful and the lighthouse lawn was packed with concertgoers of all ages. Read more

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Elegant Island Living/Julie Andrew

Our home port of Brunswick has the oldest Blessing of the Fleet tradition in the nation. This May marked the 84th annual occurrence of the ceremony and the festivities that surround it at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Read more

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Elegant Island Living/Julie Andrew

Communities in Schools of Glynn recently hosted a School of Rock Music Festival fundraiser at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Attendees enjoyed the musical stylings of four eclectic groups from Florida: Side Hustle The Band, Folk Is People, The Band Pres Read more

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Elegant Island Living/Julie Andrew

These girls and guys started their day early on Blythe Island for the 2022 Girls on the Run 5K Trail Run. Girls on the Run strives to create a fun and safe space for young girls to find the connection between physical activity and mental health. Read more

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Elegant Island Living/Julie Andrew

Palm Coast Coffee on St. Simons Island was the place for a tail-waggin’ good time during a Yappy Hour event to benefit the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia. People came out to the Village with their furry friends to enjoy music, food & drinks. Read more

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Krista and Jeff Connor

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Summer was welcomed early with the festive fundraiser STARgazing Low Country Boil at Village Creek Landing. Guests enjoyed delicious coastal fare from Mr. Shuck’s Seafood, danced to 80s tunes from Squirt Gun, and crowned a new crazy pants king. Read more

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Elegant Island Living/Julie Andrew

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities hosted a concert by Golden Isles super sax man Michael Hulett in Neptune Park to kick off the summer. Michael was joined by special guest vocalist Lauren Swanson who wowed the crowd with her singing. Read more

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Elegant Island Living/Julie Andrew

You never know what you’ll see at First Friday in Downtown Brunswick! Folks were treated to a dance-off between GCPD and GCFD in May, and a sneak peek performance by The Golden Isles Penguin Project in June. Come out & experience for yourself! Read more

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Elegant Island Living/Julie Andrew

The Jekyll Island Art Association recently hosted an opening reception for “A Modest Peace,” an exhibition of ceramics by Hannah Roberts and paintings by Cullen Peck. Attendees including family and friends of all ages came out to Goodyear Cottage. Read more

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Elegant Island Living/Julie Andrew

The 2022 Chamber Experience at Gascoigne Bluff was a great opportunity to learn more about local businesses and organizations, enjoy tasty bites from Golden Isles eateries and great music by Squirt Gun on a beautiful evening under the oaks. Read more

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Elegant Island Living/Julie Andrew

The Magnolia Garden Club had a terrific turnout for its inaugural Fairy Garden Tour. We caught some of the “real” fairies in action and loved seeing the creativity of the tiny havens as well. The Club deemed the event a huge success! Read more

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From left, seated: Barbara Jean Barta, Lillian Clarke; standing: Joan Harris, Brenda Nease, Dede Ross, Pam Morris, Amanda Brown

Elegant Island Living/Molly Duckworth

What a thrill to finally have CASA supporters flocking together in The Cloister Ballroom on Sea Island for the non-profit organization’s “Birds of a Feather” themed Luncheon and Fashion Show! Read more

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