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What’s Happening In The Golden Isles This Quarter

What’s Happening In The Golden Isles

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or prefer porch sitting with a good book, St. Simons has the perfect activities for you. We are happy to keep you up to date each quarter with all of the exciting events happening in the Golden Isles! Book your next stay now with Hodnett Cooper; so you can see all that St. Simons has to offer!

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Wings Over the Golden Isles
Air ShowMarch 24th-26th, 2017
Enjoy the thrill of watching airplanes race across the sky with friends and family at the inaugural 2017 Wings Over Golden Isles air show.

64th Annual Christ Church
Tour of Homes
March 18th, 2017
The Annual Tour of Homes is presented by the Episcopal Church Women and all proceeds of the Tour are dedicated to mission and outreach.

Shell-e-brate
Spring Festival
April 6th & 7th, 2017
A festival to highlight the influence and relationship of tidal changes along Georgia’s coastal habitats and how we can make decisions to protect our natural resources.

 

Easter Brunch
King & Prince Resort
April 16th, 2017
Enjoy Easter Sunday Brunch with an array of delicious breakfast options, salad bar, seafood, soup, entrees, side items, and bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Marys.

Golden Isles Live!
Presents: The Diamonds
May 5th, 2017
Come see the Diamonds live in concert at the Glynn Academy Auditorium. This classic rock ‘n’ roll group has 16 Billboard hits including “The Stroll, and “Little Darlin”.

Turtle Crawl Weekend
Jekyll Island
May 12th-14th, 2017
The 14th annual Turtle Crawl weekend will consist of four races, outdoor games, live music, food trucks, and much more. All with the picturesque background of ocean waves and marshland.

 

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7 Things To Do On SSI – Martin Luther King Weekend

Martin Luther King Weekend On St. Simons Island

From Oyster Roasts to Art Galleries, long weekends on St Simons Island do not disappoint! Don’t miss out on all of the great events happening over the holiday weekend.

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January 1st to February 28th, 2017

If you are up for a challenge the Island Treasure glass float hunt is perfect for you! As history has it these glass floats were once used to mark the nets of fisherman and occasionally they would get away and wash ashore. Now Jekyll Island selects artist from all over the country to create these one of a kind glass floats for lucky beach goers to find and keep!

gva_jim_jones_exhibitionGlynn Visual Arts Presents “Spatial Concepts”

January 3rd to 31st, 2017

In Jim Jones, new exhibit you will get to observe his latest Three Dimensional art piece which is intended to get us to think and ask questions about the art work, the size, the color, the shape, etc. If you enjoy and appreciate fine art then you have to check this exhibit out!

 

 

 

 

 

first_friday1First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

January 6th, 2017

Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

 

 

bob_meredith_and_tromp_loelArtTrends Gallery Presents Guest Artist Bob Meredith

January 10th to February 19th, 2017

Bob Meredith, who is originally from Georgia and now resides in the golden isles has been oil painting for over 40 years, he enjoys painting anything from custom portraits to landscapes to still life’s. He is known world wide for his most recent work in which he recreated store fronts that can be found in different places through out the country and world.

 

 

 

 

cannons_point_ruins_webCannon’s Point History Tours

January 13th, 2017

Come visit Cannons Point and get a glimpse into what life was like at cannons point during the plantation period. Tour groups will meet at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return at 12:30 p.m. The tour is $65 per person. Visit saintsimonslighthouse.org to register, or call 912-634-7090 for assistance

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January 14th, 2017

Come out and support the Pull for a Kid organization when sends almost 40 kids to summer camp each year. All the money is raised at this family friendly. Bring a team of 5 friends, family or coworkers and come PULL! Divisions: Women, Men, High School, Coed. $100 entry donation per team.

 

sslt_oyster_roastSt. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast

January 14th, 2017

Join the St. Simons Land Trust for its 17th annual Oyster Roast which will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. Local chefs will be preparing and donating Southern favorites like Low Country Boil, BBQ, and Oysters. There will be live music by the folk singer and acoustic guitarist Owen Plant. Tickets are $75 each.

 

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Things to Do This Weekend on St. Simons Island

Fall is in full swing here on St. Simons Island, with the summer months behind us we are excited about all the events we have coming up. There is always so much going on in the Golden Isles from concerts to art exhibits, to festivals… there is something for everyone. This weekend there are many events happening, we hope that you will come out and enjoy some of the fun things going on! Here is a guide to whats happening this weekend in the Golden Isles.

disabGeorgia Artists with DisAbilities Exhibit in the Ritz Theatre Gallery

Now through November 23rd, 2016     

The Georgia Artists with DisAbilities Exhibit features 49 entries that include paintings, photographs, clay pottery, textiles and other mediums. Local artist Risa Rambo of St Simons Island received an Honorable Mention and her “Smocked Dress” will be on display.

 

art-100Glynn Visual Arts Presents “100 Art Works Celebrating 100 Years”

Now through November 21st, 2016

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to present a new art exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary/centennial of our National Parks Service.  GVA has partnered with Fort Frederica and will be presenting over 100 works by local artists celebrating the beauty, history and uniqueness of our own National Park, Fort Frederica. The exhibition will include art work in various mediums including painting, pottery, photography and more.

edwardsChristmas Open House

November 4th to 5th, 2016

Visit Edwards on St. Simons this weekend to see their expanded showroom for the Christmas Open House November 4th and 5th! Open 9am-5pm they will have Christams Decorations galore and more! Some of the items will include the following:Wreaths, garlands & swags,Ribbons, candles, cards & treats Heirloom quality ornaments, Orchids, plants & gifts, Plus home accents & decor

downtown brunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

November 4th, 2016

Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

 

 

warThe Literary Guild presents A War

November 4th, 2016

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film series presents A War. Denmark, 2015, directed by Tobias Lindholm. Commander Claus M. Pedersen and his men are stationed in an Afghan province, while back in Denmark Claus’ wife Maria is trying to hold everyday life together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and in order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that has grave consequences for him—and his family back home.In Danish with English subtitles
110 minutes; Rated R.

They are free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theatre rental fees.

concertAlina Kiryayeva, concert pianist and chamber musician

November 4th, 2016

Golden Isles Live! Presents Alina Kiryayeva live in convert at the Glynn Academy Auditorium.

Cost is $35 for adults, $10 for children or students

 

bruns-stewAnnual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee

November 5th, 2016

 Get ready for the annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Each year, cooking teams from near and far compete to see who has the best stew, competing for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Award. The daylong event begins with the 5k Road Race followed by the Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade, Live Entertainment, The Kid’s Junior Stewbee Central Fun Zone, Classic and Antique Car Show, Arts & Crafts displays and of course, sampling of the Best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event.

 

 

 

antique-showSt. Simons Island Antique Show

November 5th to 6th, 2016

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc.

 

 

St. Simons Island

Community Day

November 5th, 2016

On Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Society will host its 2nd annual Community Day event. The museum will be open free of charge and offer tours, educational crafts, and activities for children and families.

 

 

beerRhythm & Brews Fest

November 5th, 2016

Enjoy live music from local bands throughout the day, tastings from dozens of craft beers, and a barbecue cookout at the Holiday Inn Resort on Jekyll Island. The event is free to attend and tickets are available for tasting and barbecue.

 

victory-galaACS Victory Board 47th Annual Victory Gala

November 5th, 2016

Gala is Victory Boards’ primary fundraising effort annually, traditionally a black-tie event, which includes dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions.

Event will be held at the Gruber Aviation Hanger at the McKinnon St. Simons Airport.

riverNovember Rhythm on the River

November 6th, 2016

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage.
Admission: FREE!

Georgia Sea Grill Fall Wine Dinnerga-sea-grill

November 6th, 2016

Join us at the piano bar Sunday, November 6th for an intimate wine pairing dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Executive Chef Tim Lensch and Wine Director Brian Henderson have crafted the ultimate blend of cuisine and wine in this special 4-course dinner with pairings. To reserve your seat for this delicious dining experience, call 912-638-1197 or email events@georgiaseagrill.com. Tickets are $65 per person, gratuity included.

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Matthew’s Angels Oyster Roast and Plantation Supper

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This Sunday, October 23rd 2016 from 5-9pm Sea Island will be hosting an oyster roast and plantation supper in honor of those who helped in the aftermath of hurricane Matthew. They will also be raising funds for the victims of the storm. The event will be held on Rainbow Island and will consist of dinner, live music, and live auction. You are able to nominate anyone that you would like to see honored by sending your stories to matthewsangel@seaisland.com by Wednesday, October 19th. Please include the contact information for the person you are nominating. Cost to attend this wonderful event is $125 per person and includes all food, beverage, entertainment, tax, and gratuity. ALL of the funds will be donated to United Way specifically for the Salvation Army and Red Cross in Glynn County. Food and beverages donated by Sea Island Company, Southern Soul Barbeque, Certified Burgers & Beverage, Delaney’s Bistro, Del Sur Artisan Eats, Mellow Mushroom, and Halyards. Elegant Island Living is proud to be a supporter of this event.

 

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Looking for Something to Do This Weekend?

This weekend on St. Simons…

Saturday September 24, 2016

Southern Grown Farmers Market
10:00am – 2:00pmSouthern Grown
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
This weekend visit Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge for FREE.

Considered the headwaters of the Suwannee and St Marys Rivers. Various threatened and endangered species call this refuge their home, such as red-cockaded woodpecker, wood storks, indigo snakes, and a wide variety of other wildlife species. It is known worldwide for its amphibian populations that are bio-indicators of global health.  More than 600 plant species have been identified on refuge lands.  The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has 353,981 acres of National Wilderness Area within the refuge boundaries.

Touch-a-Truck presented by American Cancer Society Victory Board
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Brunswick Exchange Club Fairgrounds
Description: Kids and adults alike will have the opportunity to get close to the trucks and machines they have admired from afar. Including police cars fire trucks, garbage trucks, front end loader, dump trucks, ambulances, tow trucks, tractors and more!

Sunday September 25, 2016

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Happening Sunday, September 25th, 2016 from 6:30-9:00pm for the 11th Anniversary of the Taste of the Vine fundraising event for the Coastal Coalition for Children, Inc. (CC4C). Not only will the event have wonderful food provided by The Georgia Sea Grill will be providing heavy hors d’ oeuvres, wine tasting, desserts as well as evening music at the Grill’s new location, 310 Mallery Street, in the heart of St. Simons Island village. There will also be a Silent Auction and 50/50 Raffle.

Location: The Georgia Sea Grill, 310 Mallery St, Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Cost: $65 per person (two for $120) in advance, $75 at the door.

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Ernie Andrus Finishes Run Across USA in St. Simons Island

Ernie Andrus will finish his run, Saturday 8.20.16 at the Coast Guard Station on St. Simons Island

Does the name Ernie Andrus ring a bell? If not, it will after this weekend. 93 year old (as of Friday August 19th 2016) Ernie Andrus will be finishing a trek across the United States in St. Simons this weekend! He began this journey October 7th of 2013 in San Diego, California. Ernie is a World War II veteran who helped bring the, now, only remaining LST 325 navy ship back to the US from Crete, Greece. The ship has already been restored and is still operational however there were plans to return the ship Normandy for the D-Day Memorial Service, the same place it was 70 years ago. Cost to get it across the Atlantic Ocean are enormous and due to lack of finances the trip was cancelled. Ernie’s run across the United States will hopefully raise excitement about the LST 325 navy ship and help secure enough money to bring the ship back to Normandy.

As of July 10th he has run 2,534 miles in 957 hours. He will complete his race at the Coast Guard Station Saturday morning. I can’t wait to see history be made Saturday morning and hope to see the community out supporting Ernie! If you would like to donate to the LST 325 trip across the Atlantic, click here.

Way to go Ernie and Happy 93rd birthday!

Ernie Andrus

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Hodnett Cooper Real Estate Is Pleased To Announce Our 2015 Annual Award Winners.

We are pleased to announce our 2015 Annual Award Winners.

Each year, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate recognizes agents that have demonstrated outstanding listing and sales performance, a positive attitude, devoted work ethic and a positive impact on the community. 

Foster Stephanie

Stephanie Foster Webb – Hodnett Cooper Real Estate’s Top Producing Agent of the Year- Stephanie Foster Webb was honored with the “Top Producing Agent of the Year” award. This award recognizes the exceptional level of accomplishment for the Hodnett Cooper agent with the highest sales volume for the year.

Stephanie finished the 2015 year with a $9,404,771 sales volume and was involved in 62 transaction sides.

Pat Hodnett Cooper, President and Broker of Hodnett Cooper Real Estate stated, “In this competitive and ever changing market, Stephanie continuously raises the bar and remains in the top tier of this profession. It is a remarkable accomplishment for an agent to achieve the status of the ‘Top Producing Agent’. This is undoubtedly a testament to her unwavering drive for excellence and dedication to her clients.”

 

Fitzpatrick Rachel

Rachel Fitzpatrcik – Hodnett Cooper Open Heart & Hands Award- Rachel Fitzpatrick was the recipient of the Hodnett Cooper “Open Heart & Hands Award”. Rachel was nominated by her peers for her charitable efforts and positive community impact. Throughout the year Rachel works with various organizations and is always on the lookout for an opportunity to assist the less fortunate. Rachel is best known for her annual “Don’t Be a Scrooge” fundraiser that  she coordinates to benefit families in need during the holiday season. By the giving of her time and talents, Rachel not only makes a difference in the community but in her profession as well.

A fellow REALTOR describes Rachel as “the epitome of open heart”.

“I admire her for selflessly serving our community. Her commitment to public service mirrors the commitment to her professional success. Her positive energy and caring demeanor is a direct attribute to her accomplishments.” said Pat Hodnett Cooper.

 

Miller Dawn

Dawn Miller – Hodnett Cooper Young Gun Award – The Hodnett Cooper Young Gun Award recognizes an agent that has joined the real estate industry within the last 24 months who has demonstrated dedication, a positive attitude and an exceptionally outstanding listing and sales performance. REALTOR, Dawn Miller was the recipient of this award. Approaching her first year in real estate with eagerness, Dawn utilized our training, technology and support services and has earned almost 50 hours of continued education in her first 18 months as a licensed REALTOR. Dawn attended 2 business development “boot camps”, the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas as well as a variety of GIAR functions. In addition she achieved $5,574,452 in sales and 38 transactions in her last 18 months.

For Dawn, Pat Hodnett Cooper believes this is only the beginning of a long, successful career. She states, “I am incredibly proud of Dawn for her outstanding achievements during her first full year in the real estate business, she is positioning herself to be a dominate presence in Real Estate, now and in the years to come.”

 

Hodnett Cooper is honored to have these incredible agents on our team.

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Paying It Forward With Property.

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Here at Hodnett Cooper Real Estate we not only have the most talented group of agents but also the most giving. Since January 2015, Realtor, Carly Oxenreider has brought a new meaning to corporate charitable giving through her program, “Paying It Forward with Property”. She donates 10 percent of her personal commission at the end of each sale to a charity of her client’s choosing.

The Holiday edition of Golden Isles Magazine recently did an article on Carly’s giving demeanor. In the article readers discover that Carly’s passion for giving back started long before she came to Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, For her 40th birthday a few years ago, while living in Los Angeles, she asked family and friends to commit to completing random acts of kindness such  handing out coats to the homeless or buying someones meal at a drive through window. We could not be more thrilled she brought her Real Estate talent and giving heart to Hodnett Cooper in 2014 . We look forward to many years of working along side this talented, selfless woman.

Carly hopes more real estate agents will follow her lead and create their own way to pay it forward. Maybe we can all take note from Carly’s example. With the holidays approaching the needs of others become more visible. There are so many opportunities to give back regardless of where you are.

Click HERE to read Golden Isles Magazines full article on Carly.

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SEPTOBER

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The calendar may say that summer fun is over and done, but here at Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals, we know better. It is just the start of the most charming time of year here in the Golden Isles, a time we affectionately call SEPTOBER. You may ask yourself, “what in the world is Septober?”, Septober is that time of year between September and October when the weather is incredible, football season has started, the busy summer crowds have thinned and there are more than enough events and festivals to keep your calendar full. With conditions this perfect you will want to eat, play and relax outdoors. Here are just a few upcoming events you do not want to miss.

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September 30th to October 4th, Celebrate the bounty of Georgia’s Golden Isles while raising awareness for Hospice of the Golden Isles. The Food & Spirits Festivals promises to become an annual favorite, allowing guests to experience all that is unique to our little island.

Area restaurants, regional farmers and artisans will be the highlight of Saturday’s tasting tents, farm stand and market.

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Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals has teamed up with the Under the Oaks Challenge and is offering 15% off your stay October 7-11. The Under the Oaks Challenge offers one of the most scenic half marathons you could run. Not ready to run 13.1 miles? No worries, the challenge is also offering a 10k & 5k. With race festivities kicking off on Thursday, this is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a long weekend on St. Simons Island. Let’s be real, 13.1 miles is a long way, relax and recharge in one of our 330 homes and condominiums. Big or small we are sure to have the perfect accommodations you and your running group require.

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Saturday, October 10th to Sunday, October 11th, enjoy all of your favorite local and regional artists and crafters. St. Simons Island Annual October Fest will take place at Postell Marketplace/Pier Village. Potter, painting, photography, woodcraft, garden art, jewelry and much  more will be available.

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The weekend of Georgia vs. Florida football game, October 30-November 1, our island comes alive with fans visiting to cheer on their alma mater. St. Simons Island is THE go-to destination for this college football weekend.  The weekend is full of activities, comradery and most importantly, football. This is one of our most exciting weekends of the year. Don’t miss out on all the fun, make sure to book your stay us.

For a complete detailed list of all activities taking place in the Golden Isles click here.

To get your weekend stay booked call 888-638-4750 and a professional reservationist will assist you in finding the perfect accommodations for your needs or book online at hodnettcooper.com. We look forward to seeing you on St. Simons this Septober.