Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - (Page 21)

Coming Tybee events July 3—Independence Day Fireworks on the Pier: The fireworks (around 9:15 p.m.) are staged on the pier, but they are easily viewed from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches. Free. (912) 786-5444; (800) 868-2322 Sept. 4—Labor Day Beach Bash: Fireworks and free concert with the Swingin’ Medallions. www.tybeefest.com Oct. 7-9—7th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Festival: Features a Pirate Victory Parade, live entertainment, costume contests, children’s activities and the Thieves Market filled with treasures, grog, grub and more. Oct. 15-16—15th Annual Festival of the Arts: Upscale art and fine craft show with exceptional artists, live music and culinary delights. Dec. 31—New Year’s Eve Fireworks: Enjoy the show launched from the Tybee Pier at the stroke of midnight at one of Tybee’s many restaurants and bars, or watch it from the beach. Jan. 1, 2012—Tybee Polar Plunge: This event has become a Tybee tradition, held every January 1st at noon at the Pier on the south end of the island. Invigorate your soul with a cleansing dip in the Atlantic Ocean. From left, Lannie and Stacye Jarrell pose with volunteer celebrity trainers from the popular “Tybee Throws a Fit” outdoor fitness event series they helped organize. Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowler Ovie Mughelli, center, stands with Savannah exercise gurus Shazi and Drew Edmonds of the Style Network’s “Ruby.” Above: On the next-to-last Friday in May each year, the Beach Bum Parade brings in nearly 20,000 visitors packing what seems like at least three times that many water guns. Background: A kitesurfer makes the most of the island winds. CHRISTOPHER HORNADAY day’s profits exchanged for tomorrow’s survival. The house parties and boat trips were just the beginning, followed by pool parties, Jet Ski outings, fishing trips, VIP goodie bags, island tours and perks galore, not to mention more than 300 complimentary nights in the palatial homes she manages—future revenue they might never realize. For a successful businesswoman who started out 30 years ago cleaning homes like the ones she now owns and manages, her story has come full circle. Her work seems to have paid off. The year 2010 was a record for Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, and Tybee home sales reached a five-year record in secondquarter 2010. “It would not have happened if we didn’t kill ourselves doing all this work,” Jarrell contends. Anderson helped her dream up the strategy for saving this island after decades of campaign experience with Fortune 500 companies. “I wanted to make sure Atlanta heard the story of this tiny destination just four hours away where all the businesses are independently owned,” Anderson says of her work with Oceanfront and other Tybee Island businesses. “Tybee Island was the recession destination travel story of 2009. I made sure of it.” CHRISTOPHER HORNADAY CHRISTOPHER HORNADAY After several months commuting to the island for work, Anderson made it her part-time home. Perhaps the most surprising thing about the island is that it draws people like Jarrell, Wolff and Anderson who end up caring so much about the place that they’ll do whatever it takes to keep their community alive. They refuse to sit back and wait for better times because they know that if they don’t fight for their economy, many of their friends won’t be there with them to enjoy those better times when they come. And for most of them, Tybee Island is not a destination; it’s home. Blake Warenik is a Washington, D.C.-based writer, a University of North Carolina journalism grad and a Marietta native. His days in Savannah and Tybee Island rate among his fondest. For more photos of Tybee Island, see our online edition, pages 21A and 21B. web exclusive web exclusive July 2011 More online at www.georgiamagazine.org 21 http://www.tybeefest.com http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - July 2011

Georgia Magazine - July 2011
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Currents
Georgia’s Energy Outlook
Special Energy Report
A Jewel Against the Sea
“A Special Blessing”
Your Own Backyard
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Cookbook of the Month
Snapshot

Georgia Magazine - July 2011

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Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Magazine - July 2011 (Page 3)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Calendar (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Calendar (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Calendar (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Calendar (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Currents (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia’s Energy Outlook (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Special Energy Report (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Special Energy Report (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 21A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 21B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 26)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 27)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 27A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 27B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 28)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 34)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 35)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 35A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 35B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 36)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 37)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 38)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 39)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 39A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 39B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - My Georgia (Page 40)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - My Georgia (Page 41)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Gardens (Page 42)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Gardens (Page 43)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 44)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 45)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 46)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47C)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47D)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 48)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 49)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50C)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50D)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50E)
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