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JLGI Character Breakfast Spring2022

The Junior League of the Golden Isles recently held their popular Character Breakfast at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center. Families enjoyed a morning meal and up-close and personal visits with characters from their favorite books, movies & TV series.

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2. Anne Goodstein, Ashley Ember, Nathaniel Thompson, Mary Miller

Elegant Island Living/Julie Andrew

Art events are in full swing in the Golden Isles. Spring has held several exhibit openings, a St. Simons Island Art Stroll, artists talks and more happenings in our local galleries. The EIL crew dropped by SoGlo Gallery and the SSI Spring Art Stroll. Read more

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Gerral and Jessie Cutright, Kris and Ray Cutright

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It was an evening to remember at Frederica Golf Club for the Taste of the Vine signature fundraiser benefiting Coastal Coalition for Children. Delectable cuisine and a variety of vintages and varietals were enjoyed along with live music by 3 of Us. Read more

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The St. Simons Cotillion recently held its new member luncheon and annual meeting, hosted by Elizabeth Brunson. The ladies enjoyed a lovely gathering that celebrated friends new and old and warm fellowship. Read more

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If you want a slice of Americana, you need only head to the village on St. Simons Island on opening day for the youth baseball and softball rec teams. The celebratory occasion begins with a parade and ends with a day of games. Read more

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Molly Parsons, Justin Parsons, Sophia Venker, Reint Venker

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BRAVEheart Teen Initiative, a program of Skylark, recently held its 22nd Annual Golden Isles Father Daughter Purity Ball at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. The sold-out event included 200 fathers and 244 daughters dining and dancing. Read more

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Cassina Garden Club recently held its annual luncheon at the Brunswick Country Club. More than 90 members and guests gathered for the event, which featured a presentation by local author Pamela Bauer Mueller about her recent book “Water to My Soul.” Read more

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The nice weather brought out the crowds for First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. There was live music, the opening of the Re/UP-cycled Art exhibit at The Ritz, fun activities for kids, plus shopping, sipping, and dining! Always a fun time! Read more

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Postell Park in the Village on SSI was buzzing with activity when Glynn Visual Arts recently held its 27th Annual Art in the Park Spring Art Festival. 60+ vendors offered an eclectic array of art and artisan products, plus live music & more! Read more

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Hospice of the Golden Isles recently honored and thanked its 2021 Dove Society donors with a special reception at Village Creek Landing. Rain kept the festivities inside, but guests still enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and each other’s company. Read more

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Chris and Kim Helton, Julie Tharpe, Jordan Andrew, John Hartland

Annaliese Kondo

The magical grounds of Musgrove Retreat were the site for an enchanted evening of entertainment benefiting Memory Matters of Glynn. The celebration of Music & Memories featured a string duo, tunes by Michael Hulett, a delicious dinner, and dancing. Read more

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Downtown Brunswick surely had the luck of the Irish in abundance this year. There was a huge turnout for the annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K and Beer Mile presented by Silver Bluff Brewery. Festive attire, bagpipes, kilts...oh my! Read more

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KGIB Executive Director Lea King-Badyna, Advisory Board Member Teresa Mason, Executive Assistant Christy Trowbridge

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Backbeat Boulevard rocked the Tree Bar at Bennie’s Red Barn to entertain the crowd at the Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Community Jubilee. Attendees also enjoyed a barbeque buffet with all the fixins and lots of laughter and love for the community. Read more

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Once again this year, fathers and daughters packed Ziggy's for the annual American Cancer Society Victory Board Father Daughter Dance. This is always a special day for the proud pops and their precious princesses! Read more

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Alex Speight, Richard Russell, Matt Jones

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The Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce recently held the 2022 Chamber Golf Classic at Frederica Golf Course. Despite it being a chilly, damp, and grey day, turnout was great, and everyone had fun. Read more

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Lori Aspinwall, Colleen Ortman, Janice Miller, Marjorie Barton, Rhonda Manning, Emelia Stambaugh

Lindy Cofer

“Thriving, Not Just Surviving” was the theme of the 22nd Annual American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Fashion Show and Luncheon recently held at Sea Palms Resort. Local breast cancer survivors modeled fashions from area boutiques. Read more

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Event host BK (front row, far left) with fellow Penguin Project members and mentors

Elegant Island Living/Julie Andrew

BK’s Brightness Brigade presented a Bands & BBQ event at Village Creek Landing to benefit the Golden Isles Penguin Project. This afternoon affair was the brainchild of that fabulous Penguin Project artist Brantley Kate (BK) Jones. Read more

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Michele Meyer, Audrey Meyer

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The 2nd Annual Golden Isles Bridal Show presented by the Golden Isles Wedding Association at Village Creek Landing drew brides-to-be and their guests from near and far to learn more about wedding vendors in the region. Read more

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Greg Stein, Buddy Stein, John, Katie and Sam Peavy, Susan Stein

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It was a gorgeous day for the Golden Isles Rotary to present the annual Red Hot Rotary Chili Cookoff. Top Honors in the Judged category went to S & E Superior Cleaners, while Faithworks took home the #1 People’s Choice Award. Read more

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Ellen Cook, Meme Curry, Nancy Stoddard, Timme Feininger

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It was a fun afternoon at the Frederica Boathouse for Handbag Bingo benefiting Safe Harbor Children’s Center. Designer bags were the prizes when bingo was called and ladies happily claimed their winnings. Read more

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Global Goodwill Ambassador Griffin Lotson and The Gullah Geechee Ring Shouters with Kevin Pullen

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Fort Frederica's recent African American History Festival featured exhibitors from local institutions as well presentations about the life and legacy of Robert S. Abbott and traditional ring shouts performed by the Gullah Geechee Ring Shouters. Read more

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