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Anthropologie shoots photo campaign in Savannah and Tybee. New store opening in Savannah.

That young woman you saw in a white romper, gladiator sandals and beaded headband could’ve been a SCAD student or, maybe, the subject of a new photo campaign by women’s apparel company Anthropologie.

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The women’s retailer, whose new store opened on Montgomery Street six months ago, is shooting photos to include in its June customer email in Savannah, according to a spokeswoman.

“The shoot will capture many of the city’s most beautiful and historical sites,” said Sara Goodstein, public relations director. “It will also include the gorgeous natural setting of Tybee Island.”***********

A list of the places they are using as backdrops includes Paris Market, Harper Folkes House, Monterey Square, Olde Pink House, Back in the Day Bakery, Reynolds Square and the Sorrel-Weed House and Tybee beach.

 

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Tybee Island annual Kite Festival at North Beach. April 23rd.

FUN FOR ALL AGES ON TYBEE ISLAND, GA.

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – The 3rd Annual Tybee Kite Festival kicks off this Sunday, April 26, 2014.   Proceeds benefit the Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group.

The fundraiser is Sunday, April 27th on the beach near the lighthouse on Tybee. Registration starts at 11 a.m. in the North Beach Bar & Grille parking lot.

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Looking for a good book to read while on Tybee?

Looking for a good book to read while on Tybee?  Visit Tybee’s library.  Right on the island.

Sit back and relax on Tybee beach.

employees who take regular vacations enjoy greater productivity, increased job satisfaction and higher organizational morale than those who don’t.

If writing is more your style, encourage children you may know to enter our writing contest, co-sponsored with Leopold’s Ice Cream.  This year, the writing contest is inspired by the unique squares of Savannah.  See below for more details.

Also this month, we’re delighted to continue our partnership with Georgia Historical Society to present a conversation with Dr. Erskine Clarke, author of By the Rivers of Water: A Nineteenth -Century Atlantic Odyssey. Dr. Clarke will talk about his fascinating new book that chronicles the life of an aristocratic young couple from Savannah and South Carolina who sailed from New York and began a strange seventeen year odyssey in West Africa.

Another partnership that we are pleased to continue is to offer freetax assistance from AARP.  Volunteers from AARP will be in several of our buildings through April 15 to help fill out tax forms.  For complete details, click here.

 

Don’t forget to check out our calendars for all the other events going on this month!

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Christian Kruse
Library Director
Live Oak Public Libraries

 

A little bit of Tybee history, FYI.

Savannah is well known for its quaint charm, the historic city is one of the top spots for tourists. But its not just for those far-away visitors, this picturesque town is a great place to escape for Georgia residents too.

2012-08-17 14.47.32Visit this small barrier island just 18 miles east of Savannah that features a wide 3 mile long beach popular for sunbathing, people-watching, strolling along the surfing, frolicking in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, fishing, bird and nature trails, boat rides with parties and dining, and fun, fun, fun.

Many tourists are also captivated by the Dolphin Tours, Sunset cruises, inshore and deep sea fishing. The laid-back atmosphere at Tybee Island is also loaded with a full range of restaurants.

The history of Tybee is also intriguing with sights like Fort Screven, the Tybee Island Lighthouse (dated 1773), and Fort Pulaski National Monument. Get a beautiful and relaxing “staycation” at Tybee Island just a few hours from home.  When you head that way, here’s a little advice: Rent a Tybee vacation rental,  www.mbhot.com ,oceanfront so that you can watch the waves, or just a few minutes walk to the beach to get the  sense of the smells, feel and the tastes of the air from the sea.

If you can’t make it to Nola, don’t miss the next best thing. Mardi Gras on Tybee!!

tybee mardi grasTybee Island, GA celebrates Mardi Gras February 28 – March 1, 2014 with parades, music and costume contests and parties!!

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Get your dancing boots ready for Tybee Mardi Gras , Feb 28 2014.

February 28–March 1 in Tybee Island, Georgia
Join us for the sixth annual Mardi Gras Tybee. Bring your crew to Tybee Island, a beautiful beach community near Savannah, for this family-friendly celebration featuring a N’awlins Costume Kickoff party, festive parade, and a street party with plenty of live music

If you can’t make it to NOLA, don’t miss the next best thing. Mardi Gras on Tybee Feb. 20-Mar 1.

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Why to vacation?

By NAPS,
North American Precis Syndicate
(NAPSI)—Perhaps one of the best-kept secrets for staying happy and efficient at your job may be what you do outside office walls.
Why To Vacation
According to new research by the Society for Human Resource Management, employees who take regular vacations enjoy greater productivity, increased job satisfaction and higher organizational morale than those who don’t.
Despite such studies, not all working Americans have a positive attitude about taking a vacation. In fact, 61 percent of organizations report that their employees leave behind three or more unused vacation days a year. Taking full advantage of earned time off-as well as completely “unplugging” while away—may seem an odd way to get ahead but it can be a great gift to your employer and yourself.

Sit back and relax on Tybee beach.

Employees who take regular vacations enjoy greater productivity, increased job satisfaction and higher organizational morale than those who don’t.

 

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Vacation Rentals Even More Popular With U.S. Travelers In 2014, According To TripAdvisor Survey

Vacation Rentals Even More Popular With U.S. Travelers In 2014, According To TripAdvisor Survey

52 Percent of Survey Respondents Planning a Rental Stay This Year, Up from 44 Percent Who Stayed in a Rental in 2013

TripAdvisor(R) , the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the results of its fifth annual vacation rental survey of more than 1,100 U.S. respondents, which shows that 52 percent plan to stay at a vacation rental in 2014, up eight percent compared to those who stayed in a rental last year. The top three reasons travelers will choose a vacation rental over a hotel stay this year are: more living space (67%), lower rates than hotels (53%), and better amenities (50%). Ninety-four percent of U.S. respondents who have previously stayed in a rental said they were satisfied with their experiences.

 

Tybee Island, GA sunrise, Critz Run Fest,

Why I ran. Comments on the Critz Tybee Run Fest Jan 31 2014.

GREENSBORO NEWS   Blog:

WHY I RAN.

The race: Critz Tybee Run Fest, Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

The place: Tybee Island, Ga.

My entry fee: $120 for all five events, which include a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, 2.8-mile beach run, and 1-mile fun run. The individual races range from $25 to $65 depending on distance, or you can get a package deal on all five.

About the race: “This is a really unique running event that takes place over two days on the easternmost point of Georgia, also a barrier island, just outside Savannah called Tybee Island. Tybee Island is a relaxing coastal getaway, which is a popular tourist spot for those in and around the Savannah metro area. This time of year, however, is their off-season, which makes for little to no crowds aside from the race crowd, a nice change from the summer beach rush. The Tybee Run Fest includes five mostly road-running events, four of which are back-to-back, kicking off with a well-lighted 5K Friday evening through historic and scenic coastal neighborhoods. Then, Saturday morning commences with a 7 a.m.-sharp 10K, quickly followed by ahalf-marathon that runs through neighborhoods, alongside marshes, past the lighthouse and historic areas nearby,and then uses the 10K course as its last 6 miles. You have about 3.5 hours to finish the half-marathon if you wish to run the2.8-mile beach run, which is an out-an-back course and, as the name implies, run on the beaches of Tybee Island. At 1 p.m. is the culminating event, the YMCA 1-mile fun run, which is woven through adjacent neighborhoods and is a nice way to cool down after the previous races. The event is similar to a small-scale stage-running event, and if you plan it right, you can check bags and make time to change clothes in between races, something I highly recommend if the weather calls for rain. In completing all five events, you will have run a full marathon! You get a medal for completing the 1-mile fun run (something the kids absolutely love!), another for the half-marathon, and one more for completing all five events. This running event is fantastic because no matter where you are in your running or your training, there is an event for everybody. This is a great family-friendly event, and every race (even the half-marathon and the beach run) was stroller-friendly! I saw two moms complete all five events while pushing baby joggers, and runners and walkers of just about all ages, from toddler to mid-80s!”

Why I went: “A beach getaway in the middle of North Carolina winter? Yes, please! My dad and brother read about this race and thought it would make an awesome family vacation, and since we only see each other a few times a year, and we are all avid runners, we try to plan our visits and vacations around races wherever we go (and usually wherever we go is determined solely because of a race!). We also have a marathon coming up in March, so we figured this would be great practice for the big 26.2 – since, essentially, it is 26.2, with just a few breaks in between. We also enjoy visiting beach locations in their off-seasons. It’s nice to experience a beautiful place such as this without all the crowds and touristy influences, because you can capture the raw essence of the place and have a better chance at connecting with the locals and learning more about it from their perspective. We enjoy supporting smaller, local economies during their off-peak seasons because that’s when they need it most. So it’s really a win-win for everybody! It’s also very close to Savannah, another fantastic place to visit, so that made for a couple of great day trips while we were in the area. Also, the local art scenes and fresh local seafood in both Savannah and Tybee really spice things up!”

Plus: “Tybee Island is a beautiful barrier island, surrounded by water on its eastern and western coasts, which means you have the opportunity to see a sunrise on the ocean and a sunset on the marshes along the Intracoastal Waterway – the best of both! Tybee Island has a lot of history and many sights to see, much of which you pass while running one or all of the races. Most of the island’s sights and restaurants are within close proximity of each other as well as the races’ start and finish locations. Lighthouse Pizza was one sponsor of the race and was there dishing out free, hot slices in between all the races, and what could be better than pizza after a hard day’s run?! The post-race grub was also plentiful, and they even let the kids and family members who didn’t run, in on the goods. There was also free beer, a perk I always look forward to! The long-sleeved cotton race T’s were designed by a local artist who won a contest they held for best race logo, another neat aspect of the event. The event is widely supported by friendly locals and is sponsored by great local businesses, is put on by Savannah-owned Fleet Feet, and is nowhere near lacking in freebies for its participants. And if that isn’t enough to win you over, all race/event surplus funds are contributed every year to the Critz Tybee Run Scholarship, which is then used to provide scholarships to Tybee, Low Country and Savannah community organizations to foster the spirit of health and education.”

Minus: “The only downside to this event was the rain accompanied by lower-than-normal temperatures (high 40s-mid 50s), but even that wasn’t enough to put a damper on the fun and festivities. It only rained during the 10K and part of the half, and then subsided for the rest of the day. However, running such long distances in rain made for a few unprecedented blisters, and a slightly painful barefoot beach run (though I had no choice because once I saw the blisters, I knew there was no getting those shoes back on!)”

A final thought: “I would definitely participate in this event again. It was a fantastic experience, one shared by the whole family. A lot of the races we do are spectator events for the rest of the family and friends who accompany us, but this one got us all out there together, and even my sister and my 3-year-old participated in the 1-mile fun run with us (by that point I was walking – remember, blisters). Tybee Island is a wonderful place to enjoy in any season I’m sure, and the locals are really welcoming. Overall, a truly enjoyable experience, from start to finish, (and start to finish, and start to finish, and… well, you get the idea!)”

February last minute deals on Tybee, My Beach HouseRentals

Tybee Island’s   LAST CHANCE –  February    Last Minute  DEALS     http://www.mybeachhouseontybee.com

UPDATED February 4, 2014

To book:  Email Lauren at  mybeachhouse@bellsouth.net  and she will send you a paypal invoice.

ALL RATES INCLUDE 13% tax and all fees!
2 night minimum on all houses.
FEBRUARY 8   2 nights
FEBRUARY 20  ONE NIGHT
FEBRUARY 24   ONE NIGHT
OCEAN VILLA   $100 night includes all fees and taxes
Oceanfront, sleeps 7
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FEBRUARY 1 – 14
FEBRUARY 16 – 28
My DUBLIN COTTAGE $140 night
Sleeps 12
December 26 – January 26
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 FEBRUARY 1 – 28
$90/night =  INCLUDES ALL FEES AND TAX
My SOL MATE. Sleeps 6
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 FEBRUARY 10 – 14 AND FEBRUARY 22 – 28
My Little Beach House,  Sleeps 4,  South Beach
$60/night   =  INCLUDES ALL FEES AND TAX
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 FEBRUARY 5 – 28
My Sandy Pails
two bedroom side
sleeps 6
$80 night = includes all fees and tax
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Beach Suite
 FEBRUARY  1 – 14
FEBRUARY 16-28
upstairs Shamrock sleeps 3
$80 NIGHT includes all fees and taxes
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FEBRUARY 10 – 14
FEBRUARY 17 – 28
Sleeps 8
$100 nights includes all fees and taxes
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Call or text
Or email
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Does not apply to previous reservations.

 

 

Tybee Island’s   LAST CHANCE –  February    Last Minute  DEALS     http://www.mybeachhouseontybee.com

UPDATED JANUARY 30

To book:  Email Lauren at  mybeachhouse@bellsouth.net  and she will send you a paypal invoice.

ALL RATES INCLUDE 13% tax and all fees!
2 night minimum on all houses.
FEBRUARY 8 -14
OCEAN VILLA   $100 night includes all fees and taxes
Oceanfront, sleeps 7
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FEBRUARY 1 – 21
My DUBLIN COTTAGE $140 night
Sleeps 12
December 26 – January 26
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 FEBRUARY 1 – 28
$90/night =  INCLUDES ALL FEES AND TAX
My SOL MATE. Sleeps 6
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 FEBRUARY 10-14 AND FEBRUARY 17 – 21
My Little Beach House,  Sleeps 4,  South Beach
$60/night   =  INCLUDES ALL FEES AND TAX
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 FEBRUARY 5 – 21
My Sandy Pails
two bedroom side
sleeps 6
$80 night = includes all fees and tax
_________________
Beach Suite
 FEBRUARY  1 – 28
upstairs Shamrock sleeps 3
$80 NIGHT includes all fees and taxes
_______________________
My Reel Inn
FEBRUARY 10-21
Sleeps 8
$100 nights includes all fees and taxes
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Call or text
Or email
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http://www.mybeachhouseontybee.com
Does not apply to previous reservations.

 

 

 

CRITZ HALF MARATHON Tybee Island January 31 – February 31 2014

2012-08-17 07.34.07CRITZ HALF MARATHON   Tybee Island   January 31 – February 31  2014

Over 1,500 runners have already signed up since registration opened in mid- summer; with numbers like this the race is bound to fill up fast.

Rates will increase on December 8 and January 28th, but all military and first responders will always be able to take advantage of “Early Bird” rates.

To become part of the Critz Tybee Run Fest as a runner, sponsor or advertiser, and other race related details please check the information on the Critz Tybee Run Fest website www.critztybeerun.com, as well as on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/critztybeerunfest

North Beach Grill 5K Friday night at 6:00pm at the Lighthouse
Sundae Cafe 10K Saturday morning at 7:00am
Critz Half Marathon Saturday morning at 8:30am
Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run Saturday afternoon at 12:00pm
YMCA 1 Mile Run Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm

You can do 1, 2, 3, 4, or all 5 events – whichever you choose. If you participate in all 5 events, the distances add up to 26.2 miles – a full marathon. !

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s trip to Tybee Island”

WATCH IT

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” featuring the family’s trip to Tybee Island and Savannah, airs at 9 p.m. today on the TLC network.

The episode, filmed in June and titled “Hubba Bubba” follows the clan, who reside in McIntyre, Ga., on an RV roadtrip to Tybee Island where 8-year-old Alana, sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” and niece Katilyn see the beach for the first time.

“Mama June” takes her first dip in the ocean, and the girls take their first surf lesson before ending the day with some Southern cooking at Sisters of the New South on Skidaway Road.

After the family’s day of fun in the sun Mama June gave Alana’s 1 million Facebook followers a peek into their day: “Omg had a blast on tybee today a first time ever at a beach for pumpkin katilyn and alana and my first time going in the ocean we have a awesome time just as a family and meet some fans down there now going to dinner and then maybe walking river st.”

 

WATCH IT

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” featuring the family’s trip to Tybee Island and Savannah, airs at 9 p.m. today on the TLC network.

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ASK your vacation rental questions.

ASK Your Vacation Rental Questions

It may be in the 40s or even lower where you live, but it’s nonetheless prime season for solidifying summer plans if yours include renting a vacation home. Do you have questions about Tybee summer vacation rentals? What’s the best way to find a house? What should you expect to pay? What’s the etiquette in a beach house?  Now’s the time to get real about what that might entail.

Let us know what you want to know, and we’ll do our best to provide answers in a coming article.

Just leave a comment here or email lauren@mybeachhouseontybee.com.

Ask questions on our Facebook page, too.

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Tybee Restaurant Week begins January 17th, Crab Shack, North Beach Grill and more.

Tybee Restaurant Week

Your opportunity to taste the best Tybee has to offer:  Crab Shack is just one of the fabulous restaurants on the island participating in Tybee Restaurant Week.

Tybee restaurant week kicks off this January 17th.   Make plans now to dine 5237797_2 between January 17th – 26th to sample one of four delectable three-course meals!  Make plans with friends and come as a group at the Crab Shack- with seating for over 600 people, we’ve got plenty of room for everyone!  Whether we know you by name or you are brand new to the Crab Shack experience, this is a perfect opportunity to sample great food at a great price!

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