People & Places



The St. Simons Cotillion board of directors and debutante advisory board hosted a tea at the Sea Island home of Mrs. Lamar Ellis. The reception honored the members of the 2017 Cotillion Debutante Club, their mothers, and the mothers of the Marshals. more

Dec 29, 2017 7:52 PM People & Places

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Julie Andrew

The St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival benefiting Hospice of the Golden Isles made a triumphant return to the island for a 5-day epicurean extravaganza. The food was amazing, specialty cocktails were inspired, and there was fun at every event. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:56 AM People & Places

Mimsie Lanier, Gloria Cowart

Julie Andrew

Recently Friends of CASA held their annual Kickoff Coffee at the gorgeous Sea Island home of Jan Auffenberg. Executive Director Cary Greenfield and Thea Ramirez of Adoption-Share shared exciting new developments at CASA Glynn, also serving Camden Co. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:53 AM People & Places

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Julie Andrew

The grounds of the Love family’s Sinclair Plantation were the site of a festive and fun fundraising fete for the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia. Attendees enjoyed delicious barbeque, live music & rousing entertainment. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:54 AM People & Places

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Julie Andrew

St. Simons Island was a sea of red and black once again during the annual GA-FL match-up. On Game Day, local establishments were filled to capacity with Dawg fans cheering their team on to victory over the hated Gators. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:56 AM People & Places

Donna Davis, Logan McGlamory, Dawn Pantano

Julie Andrew

It was a gorgeous night with a wonderful turn-out of guests who came to welcome new STAR Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Isaac and bid adieu to Katie Orrel and Ellen Murphy. The future is bright for this organization…as bright as the stars. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:56 AM People & Places

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Julie Andrew

Chefs and members of the hospitality industry who had worked with Chef Shane Whiddon and his friends and family came together at the Whiddon Family Hometown Hootenanny at Certified Burgers & Beverage to honor his memory. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:48 AM People & Places

Coastal Coalition for Children’s Taste of the Vine fundraiser at Georgia Sea Grill was a welcome warm spot on a chilly, damp evening. The event was well-attended and the crowd was lively. Wine & food selections received high marks from the tasters. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:53 AM People & Places

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Julie Andrew

Sea Palms Resort recently hosted the American Cancer Society’s annual Breast Cancer Fashion Show and Luncheon. Breast cancer survivors from our community modeled the latest fashions from local boutiques and guests enjoyed a delicious lunch. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:53 AM People & Places

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Photos provided by Island Newcomers Club

The Island Newcomers Club got their boots dusty at a recent hoedown held at The Stables at Frederica. They laughed and learned about each other over delicious fare catered by Southern Soul Barbeque while taking in the beautiful rustic setting. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:53 AM People & Places

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Julie Andrew

Glynn Visual Art hosted the annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser for Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. Guests were treated to soups in bowls that they had created themselves or were made by others in the community, sweet treats, and live music. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:48 AM People & Places

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Julie Andrew

Southeast Georgia Health System recently held a garden dedication ceremony at Nunnally House. This beautiful garden with stunning stained glass window panels and a fountain is dedicated to health and healing and was donated by Mike and Lucia Gumaer. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:48 AM People & Places

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Julie Andrew

The Symphony Society’s annual Golden Elephant Upscale Resale Market was off to a good start with many purchases being made at the Thursday night Preview Party. Weekend sales were also brisk, making this one of the most successful sales to date. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:46 AM People & Places

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Julie Andrew

Members of the St. Simons Cotillion recently gathered at Mullet Bay for a meeting disguised as a Girls Night Out. The ladies enjoyed good fellowship and good food while they discussed club business and upcoming events. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:52 AM People & Places

Jeanne Earle and Jack McConnell, Chris and Jane White

Julie Andrew

It was a culinary trip around the world with delicious food, wine and beer, from locales both far and near at the International Seafarers Center’s annual International Night Out fundraiser for the Center which supports seafarers who visit our port. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:37 PM People & Places

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Julie Andrew

Glynn Visual Arts recently held their Art Under the Oaks Fine Arts Festival at Postell Park. As you can see by all the smiling faces, the festival was a welcome celebration when so many events were cancelled following Hurricane Irma. more

Oct 30, 2017 10:48 AM People & Places

The Sixth Annual Jubilee Kids Fundraiser focused on celebrating Jubilee School’s first graduating class. Attendees enjoyed a Haitian inspired dinner catered by Tasteful Temptations, a silent auction, a 2nd Story Goods store, and live music. more

Oct 30, 2017 9:09 PM People & Places

Sherrie Vales, Soprano Maria Valdes, Symphony General Manager Jorge Pena

Photos provided by Coastal Symphony of Georgia

The 35th Season of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia opened its 2017-18 season with a concert of musical tales of love – marital love, first love, spiritual love, and tragic love. The capacity audience responded with rousing standing ovations. more

Oct 30, 2017 8:48 PM People & Places

Tammy Tracy, Debbie Kauffman, Melissa Norton

Julie Andrew

There was delicious food, dancing, and lots of laughs at the Barn Dance to benefit the animals at The Farm at Oatland North. The dance floor at The Tree Bar at Bennie’s Red Barn was filled and boots were a-stompin'! more

Oct 30, 2017 11:05 AM People & Places

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