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WWII History on St. Simons Island

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

History is at our doorstep! Did you know that on April 8th,  just months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, German U-boats sank 3 ships off of the coast of St. Simons Island? The blast was so strong that it shattered windows in nearby Brunswick, Georgia. To learn more about this day in history, take a look at this video.

The King and Prince Resort played an important part during World War II. The resort became a U.S. Navy coast watch and training facility as well as a radar station and later re-opened to the public in 1947.

Radar Station at The King and Prince

Recap Of A Taste Of Glynn

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

A Taste of Glynn was a huge success this year. Thank you to all of the restaurants and businesses who participated as well as everyone who came out to support The Glynn Community Crisis Center. This event would not be successful without everyone coming together for this great organization.

Here are the winners for each category:

Starters
1st - Zachry’s Seafood & Steak
2nd - Harris Teeter

Main Seafood
1st - Straton Hall Events
2nd - Nacho’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Main International
1st - Nacho’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
2nd – Jekyll Convention Center

BBQ
1st - Straton Hall Events
2nd - Southern Soul Barbeque

Dessert
1st – Zeppelin Cafe
2nd - Wee Pub North

People’s Choice
1st – Straton Hall Events
2nd – Zachry’s Seafood & Steak

Tablescape
1st - King & Prince Seafood
2nd – Harris Teeter

Tast of Glynn at The King and Prince Resort

Silent Auction Items at Taste of Glynn

Chef Jason at Taste of Glynn

 

Zachry's at Taste of Glynn

 

Tast of Glynn at The King and Prince

April 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, April 4th- 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.

St. Simons Island Antique Show: April 5th & 6th 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!

The Annual Glynn Art in the Park EXTRAvARTganza: April 12th & 13th from 10AM to 5PM- Enjoy a day of art by the ocean! This annual festival presented by The Glynn Art Association, features talented artists from across the country. The event is held in Postell Park by the Pier on St. Simons Island.

The 4th Annual Americana & Blues Festival: April 12th at 7PM- Come out for a night of live music and fun underneath the stars. This annual event is held at Coastal Kitchen and benefits Hospice of The Golden Isles. Tickets are $20.

Second Sunday at Gascoigne Bluff: April 13th from 1-7PM-  Grab your family and friends and head out to the park for an afternoon of live music underneath majestic oak trees. There will be raffles, activities for the kids and of course, lots of fun! Each month, second Sunday benefits a local charity.

Annual Spring Exhibit at The Left Bank Art Gallery: April 17th through May 31st- Celebrate springtime by viewing some wonderful art exhibits. Along with the exhibits, the art gallery will be welcoming two new artists: Catherine Elliott of Connecticut and Millie Gosch of Atlanta who have been invited to show their contemporary impressionistic landscapes. For more information, visit their website.

Keep Brunswick & The Golden Isles Beautiful Golf Tournament: April 21st from 11:30AM to 6PM at The Brunswick Country Club- This fundraiser golf tournament raises money to help keep our community beautiful and clean! Cost is $90/player or $360/team. For more information, visit their website.

Cassina Garden Club’s 8th Annual Tabby & Tillandsia Garden Walk: April 26th from 10AM to 5PM-  Tour 8 beautiful and blooming private gardens on St. Simons Island. Proceeds from the event help maintain Cassina’s historic Hamilton Plantation slave cabins  on Gascoigne Bluff. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event. For more information, visit their website.

St. Simons Island is for (Nature) Lovers

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Nature is alive and well on our small island. All you have to do is take a walk and you are sure to see wildlife wherever you look.

Alligators: There are many ponds where you can see alligators in their natural habitat. They can also be spotted on one of the many golf courses on the island including The King and Prince Golf Course. Just remember- don’t get too close to the alligators.

Dolphins: One of the advantages to being on the coast is the abundance of sea life right outside our door. No matter how many times you’ve seen dolphins swim by, it always feels like the first time when you see them in the ocean. Guests can sometimes spot them from their balconies at our resort and of course, from the beach. Sometimes you can see them while you are enjoying Neptune Park.

Birding: Did you know that St. Simons Island has had a Snowy Owl sighting two years in a row? Of course a Snowy Owl sighting is rare almost anywhere but we also have lots of  beautiful birds to see. White Ibis, Egrets, Marsh Wren, Whimbrel, Sandpipers and sometimes even a Peregrine Falcon or a Bald Eagle can be spotted while visiting the island.

Bird Watching on St. Simons Island

Sea Turtles: Although it is uncommon to see Sea Turtles on our shores, they are quite abundant on many of Georgia’s islands. A good place to see them up close and personal and to learn about them, is the Georgia Sea Turtle Center which is just a short drive from the resort.

A Taste of Glynn at The King and Prince

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

A Taste of Glynn

Every March, The King and Prince plays host to one of Glynn County’s premier events: A Taste of Glynn. This annual event raises money for the Glynn Community Crisis Center while celebrating the diverse culinary talent located in our area. Restaurants and chefs offer samples of their food for those attending the event and it is a great way to sample the culinary offerings of our community all in one great location!  Along with tasting delicious food, there will be a celebrity chef and a silent auction. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit the website for A Taste of Glynn.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Suntrust Bank (on St. Simons Island), Nacho’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, Hattie’s Books, McGarvey’s Wee Pub, Name Brand Consignments and The Glynn Community Crisis Center office.

March 2014 Events in The Golden Isles

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

 

The Rotary Club of The Golden Isles’ Red Hot Chili Cookoff: Saturday, March 1st from 11:30AM to 2:30PM. This annual event attracts chili-lovers, chefs and families looking to get outside and have some fun! Tickets are $8 per person.

Starlight & Spartina, An Evening Under The Oaks: Saturday, March 1st from 4-8PM. Enjoy a fun evening under the oaks at Musgrove Plantation on St. Simons Island while supporting Coastal WildScapes. The evening includes live music, a silent auction, cocktails and snacks. Tickets are $75 per person and should be purchased in advance.

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, March 7th: Take a stroll down Newcastle Streen & 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.

History Uncovered-Civil War Portraiture and Artifacts at The Mildred Huie Museum: Saturday, March 8th: Spend the afternoon exploring the Mildred Huie Museum. At 3PM, Civil War historian Dr. Calliicutt will speak about his collection of Civil War portraits and artifacts. The exhibition will be on display through April, 2014.

The 2nd Annual Georgia Elvis Festival: March 14-16: The festival is back for a second year and promises to be more fun than last year! Main events will take place at the historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick, Georgia. For more information and for ticket prices, visit their website.

The 61st Annual Christ Church Tour of Homes: Saturday, March 15th. 10AM to 12PM: Take a peek into St. Simons Island’s glorious past during this interactive event. You will “meet” a new of the island’s more notorious residents, tour beautiful homes and even tour the cemetery at Christ Church.

The Annual Invitational Spring Arts & Crafts Show: March 15th & 16th from 10AM to 5PM: Postell Park on St. Simons Island is turned into an arts and crafts paradise during this weekend. Browse through booths with paintings, jewelry, photographs, sculptures and much more!

Wings, Wheels & Run: Saturday, March 22nd, 9AM: Drive, fly or run to the Brunswick/Golden Isles Airport for a day of running, fun, car shows, airplanes and food! There will be a 1 mile fun run as well as a 5k race, a classic auto show and a special fly-in of special aircraft from all across the Southeast. For more information, visit their website.

A Taste of Glynn: Saturday, March 30th from 5-8PM. This wildly popular annual event showcases the area’s finest cuisine while benefiting the Glynn Community Crisis Center. The event takes place at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Along with the tastings, there is a wine raffle and the popular silent auction. For more information, visit their website.

 

“The King” Comes to The King and Prince

Friday, February 21st, 2014

GA Elvis Festival

 

On Saturday, February 22nd, join us for a special evening of Elvis entertainers in celebration of the Georgia Elvis Festival’s return to Brunswick this March. Last year’s festival champion, Michael Chambliss will perform. To purchase tickets, click on the link.

We are also offering a discounted hotel room rate of $149/night for oceanfront and partial oceanview rooms for concert attendees. (This rate is valid for the night of February 22nd only. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Call the reservations office at 1-800-342-0212 to reserve.)

The Top 5 Romantic Spots on St. Simons Island

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Since Valentine’s Day is this week, we thought we would share our picks for the top 5 most romantic spots on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Sunset at the Pier - The golden sunsets are sure to leave you speechless and in awe of how beautiful nature can be.

St Simons Island Georgia Pier at Sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise from a chair-swing at The King and Prince Resort - Enjoy the stillness of the morning and spend your first waking moments breathing in the salt air and watching the sun rise on another beautiful day.

Chair Swing at The King and Prince Resort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The top of the St. Simons Island lighthouse - The view is simply spectacular and will make for a memorable moment for you and the one you love.

St Simons Island Lighthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strolling beneath the live oaks - Whether it is night or day, take a walk underneath the live oaks. The beauty of the giant live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss is a perfect way to spend some quiet time together.

Under The Live Oaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christ Church - The beauty of the church and its gardens combined with the history of the church (which includes a love story) are enough to make anyone swoon!

Christ Church

 

Enjoy St. Simons Island With Your Pet

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Since our resort is now pet-friendly, we thought we would share a few activities you can enjoy with Fido!

Dog on the beach

The BeachDid you know that St. Simons Island is only one of a handful of places in Georgia and Florida where you can enjoy the beach with your dog? From Labor Day until Memorial Day, leashed dogs are permitted on the beach at any time. From Memorial Day until Labor Day, leashed dogs are permitted on the beach between First Street and Mallery Street after 6pm.

Neptune Park: Located in the heart of the village, Neptune Park is a great place to walk your pup, play catch, throw a frisbee or grill out under the oaks.

Palm Coast Coffee: Grab a bite to eat with your favorite four-legged friend at Palm Coast! They have comfortable outdoor seating for you and your pet to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on their patio. When you are finished, take a stroll on Mallery Street for some of the best window-shopping and people watching on the island. Many stores leave water bowls outside so our pets can stay hydrated.

Ride A Bike: St. Simons Island has over 30 miles of paved, well-maintained bike paths. Rent a bike from our friends at Ocean Motion Surf Co. and bring your dog along for the ride!

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: On the first Friday of each month from 5-8pm, downtown Brunswick comes alive! Complete with wine tastings, gallery receptions, live music and lots of fun. Many people like to bring their dog down for the evening to enjoy the fun with them.

January & February 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Winter is a wonderful time to stay, play and explore in the Golden Isles. Here are some great events happening in the next few months that we think our readers will enjoy.

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick. January 3rd, 2014 from 5-8pm: Take a stroll down Newcastle Streen & 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.

“4 Brushes” January 7th, from 6-8pm: This ticketed reception at the Glynn Art Association on St. Simons Island features artwork from Ken Wallin, Peggy Everett, Janet Powers and Mary O. Smith. Tickets are $50.00 per person.

Mozart’s Opera,”Cosi Fan Tutte” January 26th at 3:00pm at The Ritz Theatre. The Peach State Opera will delight the audience with this English-language version of Mozart’s comedy of love and disguise.

Mystery on the River – “Murder at the Grand Gatsby Speakeasy” February 1st at 6:30pm at the Arthur Moore Methodist Museum. Enjoy delicious food and a great time at this annual event. For more information call: 912-638-4050.

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick. February 7th from 5-8pm. 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.

The Grand Opening of ECHO Oceanside Restaurant, Lounge and Patio at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort: February 14th. “Like” their Facebook page to stay up-to-date on grand opening details.

The Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run: February 15th. Certified as the “Toughest 5K in Georgia”, runners from across Georgia and the Southeast make it a point to run this challenging 5K each year. The event benefits local cancer programs. Visit their website for more information or to register.

The Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents: Wagner. February 18th at 8:00pm at The Glynn Academy Memorial Auditorium in Brunswick. Tickets are $25 or adults, $5 for students and children.