People & Places

Xada Baxter, Meg Conway, Ellen Rogers

Julie Andrew Tharpe

St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast 2017

It was a beautiful night at Gascoigne Park for the annual St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast. Attendees enjoyed plentiful Southern fare, all-you-can-shuck oysters, and live music by Suzy and the Bird Dogs.



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Golden Isles Live! presented the world famous Irish music group Cherish The Ladies in concert at Glynn Academy Memorial Auditorium. The Golden Isles Live! season will conclude on May 5 with a concert by The Diamonds. more

Mar 23, 2017 1:42 PM People & Places

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Photos supplied by Coastal Symphony of Georgia

The audience was enthralled during the February concert by the talented musicians of the Coastal Symphony – conducted by Maestro Luis Haza. Iconic pieces by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak and Liszt highlighted the Romantic period of classical music. more

Mar 23, 2017 1:30 PM People & Places

Shoe Judges Erica Torras, Jessica Cannon, Catherine Slade

Julie Andrew Tharpe

The Cloister was filled with women dressed (& shod) to the 9s for Wine, Women & Shoes. With charming Shoe Guys, stellar wines, a delicious lunch, fun live auction & a fashion show that rocks, this annual event is a highly anticipated girls' day out! more

Mar 23, 2017 10:47 PM People & Places

Frankie Hope, Shelli Hope-Darnall

Julie Andrew

Breast cancer survivors modeled the latest fashions from Butler’s Stash, Two Friends, The King and Prince Golf Course Pro Shop, and Maggie's Boutique at the annual ACS Breast Cancer Luncheon & Fashion Show at Sea Palms Resort. more

Nov 25, 2016 3:34 PM People & Places

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Julie Andrew

There was another great turn-out for CoastFest this year! The annual day-long celebration of coastal ecology and this special and unique place in which we live is held by the Georgia DNR with many other participating organizations and agencies. more

Nov 25, 2016 3:41 PM People & Places

Allie Zorn, Elizabeth Powell

Julie Andrew

The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia hosted its first ever “Blue Jean Ball” at The Stables at Frederica and it was a sold-out event. The gorgeous evening featured live music and dancing under the stars, delicious BBQ & lively auction bidding. more

Nov 25, 2016 5:10 PM People & Places

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Julie Andrew

It wasn’t a great day for the Bulldawg Nation, with our beloved UGA football team losing to the Florida Gators down in Jacksonville; however, that didn’t stop fans from having fun around St. Simons Island on Game Day. more

Nov 25, 2016 3:51 PM People & Places

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Julie Andrew

Weather was beautiful for Jekyll Island’s annual Shrimp & Grits Festival. The 3-day event was filled with good eating, great music, eclectic arts and crafts, and plenty of fun for the whole family. This festival just keeps getting bigger and better! more

Oct 31, 2016 4:43 AM People & Places

Mary Aloia, Virginia Brown, Tracy Pellett

Julie Andrew

The Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a reception at the Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center. more

Oct 31, 2016 4:32 AM People & Places

Jennifer Gray, Mark and Heather Kennedy, Jenni Boczar

Julie Andrew

Tom Delaney and other local chefs presented coastal cuisine for the Wines of the World and Coastal Cuisine dinner hosted by St. William Catholic Church. Attendees enjoyed delicious bites paired with an excellent array of donated wines. more

Oct 31, 2016 5:25 AM People & Places

Tonya and Roger Peden

Julie Andrew

Georgia Sea Grill recently hosted the annual A Taste of the Vine event to benefit Coastal Coalition for Children. Attendees enjoyed delicious wines accompanied by beautifully prepared culinary delights served up in a warm and inviting atmosphere. more

Oct 31, 2016 4:57 AM People & Places

Ray and Alice Bedingfield, JJ and Tweeter Johnson, Judy and John Hart, Robyn and Mark McManus

Julie Andrew

A big crowd came out to Neptune Park to enjoy the weather and the smooth sounds of “Super Sax Man” Michael Hulett at the September Sounds by the Sea concert. This was the last concert in the annual summer series presented by GIAHA. more

Nov 18, 2016 11:48 AM People & Places

Carmen Pollack, Missy Garrett

Julie Andrew

September’s BGI Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was held at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Members of the local business community mixed and mingled while nibbling on tasty tidbits from ECHO and enjoying live music. more

Oct 31, 2016 5:58 AM People & Places

Pat Hodnett Cooper, Anne Dempsey, Katie Brown

Julie Andrew

The Golden Isles YMCA held its 18th Annual Tribute to Women Leaders at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. Event co-chairs were Faith Willis and Oatanisha Dawson. Brunswick Mayor Cornell Harvey and Marie Dodd served as honorary chairs. more

Aug 18, 2016 12:19 AM People & Places

Owen Plant, Randall Dowling

Julie Andrew

Sea Island’s Artist-in-Residence, Owen Plant, celebrated the release of his new album, “I Was on the Moon,” with a concert at Rainbow Island that included some special musical guests, like opening act, Jane Kramer. more

Sep 1, 2016 12:23 PM People & Places

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Julie Andrew

The mission of the EIL crew was to spread patriotic spirit at A Little Light Music on Fourth of July weekend. We invited people who stopped by our table to don a little festive holiday attire while we snapped their photos and had a whole lot of fun. more

Aug 18, 2016 8:12 AM People & Places

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Julie Andrew

From Sea Island’s Fourth of July Parade to Sea Palms’ annual parade, then to the Village for the Sunshine Festival Golf Cart Parade, over to Mary Ross Park for Old Fashioned 4th fun & fireworks that night, EIL staff was busy on Independence Day!. more

Aug 18, 2016 7:55 AM People & Places

Jeanne Rea, Angie Rea Jensen

Julie Andrew

The First Friday of the month is always a good time in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Live music in the squares, art displays, evening shopping, and the promise of delicious cocktails at J’s Boom Boom Room were a part of this lovely summer evening. more

Aug 18, 2016 1:14 AM People & Places

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