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Acting Out On Tybee Island

Acting classes on Tybee IslandThere’s no such thing as acting out on Tybee Island.  To us, there’s nothing too strange or unusual or too over the top.  About the only thing that perplexes us is why anyone would want to be normal?  Well, for those of you who might get a “You ain’t acting right” comment from folks you see every day, we have a great solution.  How about acting classes for adults right here on Tybee Island?

On Tuesdays and Thursdays in February you can take the stage and emote your little heart out.  Each session is from 5 pm-7 pm and the cost for the eight sessions is $100.  Tell your shrink to take a hike for the month and become a super star.  For more info and registration, please call Renee’ DeRosset (912) 596-4992 or Kim Trammell (912) 228-0357.

And, for all you “Method” actors, let Mermaid Cottages set the scene.  We have cozy, restored and historic cottages available all the way back to 1897.  Just pick your favorite era and we’ll help you feature your best side from the 20s, 30s. 40s, 50s and more.  Just think.  You could even schedule a beach ecology tour to take you out to Little Tybee where you can swath yourself in billowy white and then imagine yourself as Lawrence of Arabia (no, you can’t strip our linens off the bed to get your Sheik freak on)!

Little Tybee photo by Carol Martin

What better place to learn how to act than here where our islanders do it so naturally.  You won’t find a better collection of characters for inspiration and there’s not too much you can do that will elicit stares of haughty derision from passers-by.  Isn’t it time you take command of the role for which you were born to play?  We’re always acting out on Tybee Island and we’re ready for your close-up.

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The labs of mermaid cottages

We love our labs. Chocolate , yellow, black. We love them all. Yes we are crazy dog people. Updates on two of our special dogs. Knight is back at the guide dog foundation in smithtown,ny and starting his harness training. He has all the makings of successfully completely guide dog training. We are all keeping our fingers crossed!

Toby is the chocolate lab who was in the kill sheltar here in savannah. He had terrible manage and was a big rowdy teenage dog. Lots of energy and no one wanted to adopt him. Manage looks terrible but is very treatable. We pulled him from the sheltar and fostered him until the very kind folks at Florida Lab Rescue offered to find him a home! So we drove him to Florida and they will have him on their website and help him find his for ever home!

We love our labs!

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Knight with his guide dog school trainer

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The letter from the guide dog school

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Toby riding to florida to meet the Florida lab rescue folks!

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Mermaids Make Halloween A Special Treat!

It’s going to be another fun filled celebration on Tybee Island when the Mermaids make Halloween a special treat!  You can be right in the middle of all the fun with a stay at Madelyn’s on the Marsh circa 1940.

Halloween at Crabby Pirate

Each year, the Mermaids help turn Lewis Avenue into a spook-tacular street for Trick or Treat delights.  Here are some photos from Lewis Avenue last year.  The Mermaids will be celebrating and giving out candy this year from Crabby Pirate Cottage circa 1940.  We’ll even be giving out Beach Bum Biscuits for the ghoulishly decked out pets that come Trick or Treating, too! Continue reading

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Fall farmers market goodies!!!!

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Lights out for sea turtles!

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Don’t forget. Our 20 sea turtle nests are starting to reach day 60 in their hatching process. Lights out (or shades drawn) whatever we can do to help reduce the sky glow for Tybee and keep lights from shining on the beach. Our increasing number of nests is a direct result of Tybee helping keep our beaches dark during sea turtle season!

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Where Tybee shrimp come from

We love our wild Georgia shrimp. Tybee has her own fleet of shrimping boats. They are docked at the entrance to Tybee where the lazeretto bridge welcomes you on to the island. Our shrimpers are out every day bringing those fresh shrimp to the docks. I think the boats are a work of Art unto themselves.

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Happy Tybee island dogs!

Yes. I do believe these dogs are about as lucky and happy as they can be! Lazy Friday afternoon!

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Tybee sea turtle nest season 2013

We now have 16 sea turtle nests on Tybee and the season isn’t done yet! Please continue to help keep our Tybee beaches dark this summer. The darker the beach the more sea turtles who come ashore to nest!

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Green herons on Tybee

Some of you may remember a few years ago when there was a twig nest of green herons. I loved watching them as high up in the tree as they were. I know the sound of their bird calls so when riding my bike home from sea turtle patrol this week and heard their calls i looked up. There on the power lines were about 6 green herons. It’s hard to see them but they are there! I wish some mother green herons would nest in my yard next spring!

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Harvest from the Tybee cottage garden

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First squash from my cottage garden! In my vintage turquoise dish.

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