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New Businesses on St. Simons Island

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Over the past few months, St. Simons Island has welcomed several new businesses to the island. Here are a few you may want to visit the next time you are on the island.

Del Sur Artisan Eats

Del Sur Artisan Eats- Located on the corner of Mallery Street and King’s Way in the village, this new restaurant combines rustic Italian and Argentinian flavors for a menu full of robust, home cooked flavor and local ingredients.

 

 

 

 

Spiced Adventures in Taste- A little spicy, a little sweet and maybe even a little salty. Stop by their shop in the village to browse their selection of gourmet spices, flavored sugars, sea salts and avocado oils.

Ed Hose IllustrationEd Hose Illustration- This wonderfully talented local artist is opening a gallery on November 5th at the Pier Market Village on St. Simons Island. If you’ve visited the island or the area before, you have probably seen her artwork. If not, you are missing out! Stop by her gallery to see her latest artwork and maybe even take something home with you!

A Mother-Daughter Day on St. Simons Island

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Mother Daughter Getaway St. Simons Island

On Saturday, November 22nd from 9:30am to 4:30pm we invite mothers & daughters to gather at our resort for a day that could be life changing! The day will be hosted by Donna Mastrianni, L.E., Master Esthetician and aromatherapist, and Marie Artman, M.Ed., Master Pilates instructor and owner of Main Street Wellness Center.

You will begin the morning with Marie and Donna for a meet & greet followed by an invigorating morning walk. Next, dance like there’s no tomorrow in a class that targets your heart rate and is focused on inspiring, energetic movements.

After a morning of exercise, you deserve a delicious lunch! Marie Artman will demonstrate correct posture techniques that add strength and grace to your alignment as you move through your day. She will then incorporate the art of poise in an effort to combine both posture and poise to help eliminate pain and add positive reinforcements to your life. Next, Donna Mastrianni will envelop your senses in Aromatherapy. Find out what Aromatherapy is and how to use it to support a healthy lifestyle. Finally, get ready to charge one last time on a Lighthouse climb with Marie. Learn enlightening historical facts as you work your core, quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteal muscles.

End the day at ECHO in the resort’s lobby with Marie and Donna to discuss any questions you have about what you’ve learned. What a perfect ending to a day of bonding for Mothers and Daughters!

The cost for the day is $150 per person. Reservations must be made if you plan to attend. Call us at 912-268-5965 to reserve today! For more information, visit our website.

Marie Artman has been in the fitness business for more than thirty years and holds a Bachelor of Education in dance therapy and a Master of Education in Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation. She worked for twenty years at the Forbes Five Star Cloister Resort on Sea Island. She now runs the Main Street Wellness Center on Saint Simons Island where her Pilates Loft specializes in private and group Pilates Reformer classes as well as Bungee Ballet.

Donna Mastrianni is a licensed Master Esthetician, Executive Spa Director, Aromatherapist, Lecturer and product developer. Donna was Spa Director for Sea Island’s Forbes Five Star Spa as well as other spas including the PGA Tour La Terra Spa. She has created a line of products, Donne & Cavalli®, for people with active lifestyles and specific skin care needs. Donna practices privately at Main Street Wellness Center on Saint Simons Island through her company The Facial Suite.

The McGladrey Classic Returns to St. Simons Island

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The McGladrey Classic

Every year, St. Simons Island plays host to The McGladrey Classic. This year the 7 day PGA event is on October 20th-26th. There are many events that take place over the course of the week for you to enjoy. From a military appreciation day, to pro-am tournaments, to youth days and an evening concert featuring country music recording artist Darius Rucker, this is an event that the whole family can enjoy!

Along with golf and music, the classic raises funds for local charities including The Special Olympics, The Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia and the Birdies Fore Love Charities.

Our resort is just 5 minutes from the tournament! To reserve your room for the event, visit our website. Or, to learn more about purchasing tickets to the classic or any events, visit the McGladrey Classic website.

 

October 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival: Wednesday, October 1st through Sunday, October 5th- Celebrate the bounty of The Golden Isles while raising money and awareness for Hospice of the Golden Isles. There will be several tastings and events and several area restaurants as well as an appearance by celebrity chef Hugh Acheson. For more information or for ticket prices, visit their website.

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, October 3rd- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

Coastfest: Saturday, October 4th from 10am to 4:45pm- This annual event is held at the Georgia DNR coastal regional headquarters in Brunswick, GA. Bring the whole family for a day of outdoor fun! There will be over 70 environmental and educational exhibits about sea turtles, coastal ecology, sharks, shrimp and much more!

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday & Sunday, October 4th & 5th from 9am to 5pm- Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free!

Glynn Art in the Park Fall Festival: Saturday & Sunday, October 11th & 12th- Artists from across the southeast will be selling their art at Postell Park on St. Simons Island for this festival. There will be jewelry, photography, stoneware, children’s toys and much more! Bring the family for a beautiful fall day under the oaks.  This event is free.

Rhythm on the River featuring Michael Hulett: Sunday, October 12th- Enjoy live music at Mary Ross Waterfront Park featuring local musician Michael Hulett in Brunswick from 6-8pm. Bring the kids and pack a picnic dinner. Admission is $10 per adult, 15 & under free.

5th Annual St. Simons Island SUP Challenge: Friday and Saturday, October 17th & 18th- The event features a 3 mile short course, an 8 mile elite race, relay race 13 and under race and even a race with a dog on your board! The weekend is hosted by Davis Love III and proceeds benefit The Davis Love Foundation. To register visit their website.

The 15th Annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee: Saturday, October 18th- Celebrate (and eat) delicious Brunswick Stew! There will be a cooking competition, pooch parade, 5k race, live entertainment and events just for the kids!

The 2014 McGladrey Classic: October 20th-26th at the Sea Island Golf Club- This annual PGA tour is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation and benefits many local charities. Throughout the week there are many events including a pro-am, military appreciation day, youth day and an evening concert with Darius Rucker. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: October 21st. Bar opens at 5pm, lecture begins at 6pm- The guest speaker will talk about environmental topics and preserving Georgia’s coast. Admission is $10 and space is limited. Please RSVP by visiting VillageCreekLanding.com.

Coastal BiPlane Tours of St. Simons Island

Monday, September 15th, 2014

See St. Simons Island from the air with a ride in a historic open cockpit biplane with Classic Air Ventures! Take your love of adventure to new heights with this popular tour that leaves just a few miles from the resort property. Flight times vary from 20 minutes to one hour depending on which flight package you reserve. Your pilot, Phil Ulrich, has over 30 years experience and over 30,000 hours of flight time. “Queenie” is a newly-restored 1940 Waco UPF-7. Flights run from mid-May through October on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Contact Clasic Air Ventures for more information or to book your flight!

Airplane ride over St. Simons Island Georgia

Stand Up Paddleboard Tours on St. Simons Island

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Stand Up Paddleboarding St. Simons Island GA

 

Stand up paddleboarding has become a popular way to get fit, have some fun and to explore St. Simons Island from the water. Many companies offer lessons and rentals but St. Simons SUP has taken it one step further! They offer nighttime tours that are illuminated with colored lights on the bottom of the boards. What better way to watch the sunset and take a tour on the water than with an illuminated paddleboard? The lights make the water around you glow as you see fish and shrimp darting beneath you. The view beneath, in front of and above you are simply spectacular! Due to being out on the water, you are able to see many more stars than you would see on land.

St. Simons SUP does offer other tours of the marsh and beach, SUP yoga as well as kayaking and surfing. For more information about tours an rentals, visit their website.

September 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, September 5th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

Rhythm on the River: Sunday, September 14th- Enjoy live music at Mary Ross Waterfront Park featuring the Parker Urban Band in Brunswick from 6-8pm. Bring the kids and pack a picnic dinner. Admission is $10 per adult, 15 & under free.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: Tuesday, September 16th. Bar opens at 5pm, lecture begins at 6pm. The guest speaker will talk about environmental topics and preserving Georgia’s coast. Admission is $10 and space is limited. Please RSVP by visiting VillageCreekLanding.com.

Jazz in the Park featuring Michael Hulett: Sunday, September 21st 7-9PM. Presented by the Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, Jazz in the Park is one of the most popular events on St. Simons Island. Bring a picnic and your friends and spend the evening listening to live music next to the ocean and underneath the light house! Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and children under 6 are free.

August 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, August 1st, 2014

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, August 1st- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings. Fireworks begin at 9PM from Mary Ross Waterfront Park.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: Tuesday, August 19th. Bar opens at 5pm, lecture begins at 6pm- The guest speaker will talk about environmental topics and preserving Georgia’s coast. Admission is $10 and space is limited. Please RSVP by visiting VillageCreekLanding.com.

End of Summer Arts & Crafts Show: Saturday & Sunday, August 23rd & 24th from 10am to 5pm at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Arts and crafts vendors from around the Southeast will be selling their hand made pottery, paintings, jewelry, art and much more!

Jazz in the Park featuring Sam Rodriguez Latin Jazz: Sunday, August 24th 7-9PM- Presented by the Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, Jazz in the Park is one of the most popular summertime events on St. Simons Island. Bring a picnic and your friends and spend the evening listening to live music next to the ocean and underneath the light house! Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and children under 6 are free.

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday & Sunday,August 30th & 31st from 9am to 5pm- Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free!

“A Little Light Music” Featuring Sensational Sounds of Motown: August 31st, 7pm on the lighthouse lawn. Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars while listening to live music at the ocean’s edge. Admission is $12 per person. Children under 12 are free.

History is Alive on St. Simons Island

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

History is Alive on St. Simons Island

Our quaint island paradise is the perfect place to relax on the beach or do some shopping…but did you know that you’ll find history around every corner while you are on St. Simons Island? Home to Ft. Frederica, Christ Church, The St. Simons Island Lighthouse and several trolley companies, there are many ways to explore the rich history of the island.

Fort Frederica- This centuries old fort is located at the northern end of the island was established in 1736 and still stands today as a testament to the dreams, struggle, victory and defeat of the early colonists. If you visit the fort, there are ranger-led tours and re-enactments that take place throughout the year. While learning about the history of the fort, you will take in breathtaking views of the marsh and see many coastal birds. The fort is open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm except for certain holidays.

Christ Church- In 1763, John & Charles Wesley (the fathers of the Methodist church) began holding services under the live oak trees on the property. The church as it stands today, was built by Anson Phelps Dodge, Jr. as a memorial to his late wife. From the beautiful gardens to the interior of the church, to the love story that it tells, this church is a lovely place to visit for an afternoon during your trip to St. Simons Island.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse- The lighthouse is one of only 4 active lighthouses in Georgia. Climb the 129 stairs to the top for a spectacular view of the village, St. Simons Sound and Jekyll Island. While you are visiting, be sure to spend some time at the attached A.W. Jones Heritage Center where you can learn about the coastal heritage of the island. The lighthouse is open daily. View their website for information on specific days and times.

For more information about historic tours and sites as well as trolley tours, visit our website.

 

July 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

St. Simons Island July 4th Sunshine Festival: Friday, July 4th- Sunday, July 6th 10AM to 5PM- An island tradition for over 60 years, the sunshine festival is a great way to celebrate the 4th! Located in the pier village, the festival features arts & crafts vendors selling pottery, paintings, photography and jewelry! The festival also has children’s activities, live music, a golf cart parade, family movies and of course, fireworks on the 4th!

First Friday & An Old Fashioned 4th of July in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, July4th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings. Fireworks begin at 9PM from Mary Ross Waterfront Park.

“A Little Light Music” Featuring Mason Waters & The Groove All Stars: July 6th 7pm on the lighthouse lawn- Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars while listening to live music at the ocean’s edge. Admission is $12 per person. Children under 12 are free.

Jazz in the Park featuring Elisha “Atlas” Parris: Sunday, July 13th 7-9PM- Presented by the Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, Jazz in the Park is one of the most popular summertime events on St. Simons Island. Bring a picnic and your friends and spend the evening listening to live music next to the ocean and underneath the light house! Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and children under 6 are free.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: Tuesday, July 15th. Bar opens at 5pm, lecture begins at 6pm- Guest speaker Kelly Hill, coastal resources specialist for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be discussing water conservation. Admission is $10 and space is limited. Please RSVP by visiting VillageCreekLanding.com.

“A Little Light Music” Featuring Victor Wainwright & the WildRoots: July 20th 7pm on the lighthouse lawn- Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars while listening to live music at the ocean’s edge. Admission is $12 per person. Children under 12 are free.