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Hidden Gem Restaurants

Things to do Places to Eat – Hidden Gems in St. Simons, Jekyll, and Brunswick March 26th, 2024 With so many great food choices available, these culinary hideaways …
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Perfect Patios

Things to do Perfect Patios March 26th, 2024 Village Area Porch it seems to reason that if the name itself is Porch then it must be perfect to relax …
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St. Simons Island Nightlife

Things to Do St. Simons Island Nightlife January 2022 Saint Simons Island Georgia has a reputation for unparalleled beauty, abundance of history, enigmatic charm and passion for the …
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Natural Valentines Day

Things To Do A natural Valentines Day February 8th, 2022 Valentines Day is right around the corner and luckily in the Golden Isles that doesn’t mean you have …
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Wintertime Fun

Things To Do WintertimeFun in St. Simons January 14th, 2022 Updated October 26th, 2023 Winter is a wonderful time of year for outdoor adventures and local events in the …
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Memorial Day Festivities 2021

Things To Do Memorial Day Festivities 2021 May 27, 2021 Memorial Day weekend conjures up memories of building sandcastles and grilling out in the backyard with friends.  However, …
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Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Things To Do Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks March 24, 2021 Spring has arrived and if you haven’t already noticed, there may be some dust bunnies waving hello …
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Decorating a Vacation Home

Things To Do Decorating a Vacation Home March 9, 2021 Decorating a vacation home can be a task in and of itself, especially if you don’t live locally …
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Romance in the Golden Isles

Things To Do Romance in the Golden Isles February 5, 2021 Top 5 Things to Treat your Valentine Once named one of the most romantic towns in America, St. …
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Winter Fun in the Golden Isles

Things To Do Winter Fun in the Golden Isles January 19, 2021 Winter  Activities  in the  Golden  Isles Bike Riding With miles of winding bike paths, you can cover most …
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Come Study on the Coast

Things To Do Come Study on the Coast October 7, 2020 In a time where parents are working from the living room and kids are studying at the …
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September in the South

Things To Do September in the South September 3, 2020 As the hot August temps slowly begin to drop and the first cool breezes of fall start blowing …
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Safe Distance To Dos

Things To Do Safe Distance To Dos July 2, 2020 Visitors from all over are heading to St. Simons Island for summer vacations.  The coastal climate, southern hospitality, and variety …
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Best Biking on St. Simons Island

Local Attractions, Things To Do Best Biking on St. Simons Island June 19, 2020 Whether you are looking for history, food, beach scenes, or shopping, biking is the …
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Roy Kent Hodnett – Father, Friend, Leader

Miscellaneous Roy Kent Hodnett – Father, Friend, Leader April 29, 2019 OBITUARY Roy Kent Hodnett OCTOBER 22, 1920 – APRIL 26, 2019 Roy Kent Hodnett, 98, passed away peacefully at the Hospice of …
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Labor Day on St. Simons Island

Things To Do Labor Day on St. Simons Island August 31, 2018 Celebrate Labor Day surrounded by friends, family, good food and good fun!  Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals …
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St. Simons Island Wedding Season

Hodnett Cooper, Miscellaneous St. Simons Island Wedding Season April 20, 2018 St. Simons Island Wedding Season is in full swing! Come to think of it though, Love fills the …
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5 Dinner Spots With Outdoor Seating

Food & Restaurants 5 Dinner Spots With Outdoor Seating March 23, 2018 If you are visiting St. Simons Island and don’t want the outdoor fun to stop, check out any …
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4 Ways To Upgrade Your Corporate Retreat

Hodnett Cooper, Vacation Rental 4 Ways To Upgrade Your Corporate Retreat March 9, 2018 Struggling to find the perfect place for your next corporate retreat? Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals …
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Things To Do On St. Simons Island

Food & Restaurants, Local Attractions Things To Do On St. Simons Island March 2, 2018 Dine like a local and enjoy local restaurants like Southern Soul BBQ, Southern Magazine’s “The …
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St. Simons Island Events and Activities

Charity Events, Jekyll Island, Local Attractions St. Simons Island Events and Activities February 23, 2018 The 2018 Pup Crawl Bark For Life Kickoff event is happening tomorrow morning from 11am …
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Georgia Bulldogs Football on SSI

Things To Do Georgia Bulldogs Football on SSI October 3, 2017 Are you looking to enjoy the game with thousands of Georgia Bulldogs fans? Come to St. Simons …
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Fall Fun in the Golden Isles

Food and Restaurants, Hodnett Cooper, Local Attractions Fall Fun in the Golden Isles September 29, 2017 Fall is the perfect time of year in the Golden Isles! The days are still …
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Hurricane Irma Updates

Media Coverage, National Press Hurricane Irma Updates September 5, 2017 Latest Hurricane Irma Update 9.14.2017 5:30 pm Dear Guest, Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through the aftermath …
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Labor Day St. Simons Island

Hodnett Cooper, Recipes Labor Day St. Simons Island September 1, 2017 Celebrate Labor Day surrounded by friends, family, good food and good fun!  Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals is looking …
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Bark For Life On St. Simons Island

Charity Events, Hodnett Cooper, Things To Do Bark For Life On St. Simons Island February 24, 2017 St. Simons Island Bark For Life If you have patiently been watching and …
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Hodnett Cooper Joins Berkshire Hathaway

Hodnett Cooper, National Press, Real Estate, Things To Do Hodnett Cooper Joins Berkshire Hathaway February 8, 2017 As the GoldenIsles News reports, The name Hodnett Cooper Real Estate has long been …
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Party Recipe – Sea Island Shrimp

Food & Restaurants Party Recipe – Sea Island Shrimp January 17, 2017 Serves 30 as an appetizer. Ingredients: 5 pounds medium fresh Georgia shrimp5 medium Vidalia onions quartered into bite-size …
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HGTV Dream Home 2017 on St. Simons Island

Hodnett Cooper, Local Community, National Press, Real Estate, St Simons Island News, Things To Do HGTV Dream Home 2017 on St. Simons Island December 8, 2016 Have you heard? HGTV 2017 Dream Home is …
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Georgia/Florida Rivalry Weekend

Hodnett Cooper, Local Attractions, Local Community, Things To Do, Vacation Rental Georgia/Florida Rivalry Weekend October 21, 2016 This time next weekend Georgia/Florida festivities will be underway! Here are a few things to …
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Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival

Food & Restaurants, Jekyll Island, Local Arts, Local Attractions, Local Community, National Press, Things To Do Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival September 15, 2016 The 11th annual Shrimp & Grits Festival, hosted by …
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Date Night Suggestions

Food & Restaurants, Hodnett Cooper, Local Attractions, Nature, Things To Do Date Night Suggestions June 24, 2016 So you just checked into your Hodnett Cooper, ocean front beach cottage on St. …
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Best Coastal Small Town

Hodnett Cooper, National Press, Things To Do Best Coastal Small Town April 1, 2016 The beautiful coastal town of St. Simons has been nominated by USA Today for Best Coastal Small …
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