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Month: November 2011

Lights On for Tybee Island!

It’s finally here! Christmas time! You know what that means…it’s time for the annual tree lighting on Tybee Island!

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Lights On for Tybee is this Friday, December 2nd, and it is always a fun time you don’t want to miss. The festivities start up at 6:30 p.m. at the Tybrisa/Strand Roundabout. Come on down to Downtown Tybee Island and enjoy musical performances, dancing, and entertainment! Take a stroll through our beautiful little paradise and shop the quirky mix of shops and restaurants, or just enjoy the Pier and Pavilion. You can make the season even more special by stopping by the “Park of Giving” in the Park of Seven Flags! Donations for the Toys for Tots, Tybee’s Rising Tyde Food Pantry, and The Milton Project will be going on there.

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The Mayor’s Motorcade begins to evening of Lights On for Tybee, but the fun continues all weekend with the always-fabulous Tybee Island Christmas Parade and the Holiday Shop and Stroll! Complementary refreshments will even be available at participating locations through the evening. It’s a fun time for everyone, and we sure hope you make it out to Tybee to enjoy the holiday festivities! Joy us and kick off the holiday season right…Tybee style!

Mermaid Sightings Anyone?

Here at Mermaid Cottages, we just love seeing mermaids from all over the place, not just here on Tybee Island. If you’ve read our blog, you might have seen a few mermaid sightings here and there because, when we find one, we love to share!

It’s a lot of work to find mermaids all by ourselves, so we would love your help! Mermaids of all shapes, sizes, and sorts are everywhere if you keep your eyes peeled. If you spot one, snap a picture!

We’d love to hear about your sighting! Please send us your mermaid pictures and stories and we’ll share them with our Mermaid Nation, right here on our blog! You can send your mermaid sightings to diane@mermaidcottages.com. We can’t wait to see what you discover out there. Mermaids can (and do) pop up in the most unlikely places! We look forward to hearing from you!

Name That Puppy Poll!

Well, submissions are now closed! We have really enjoyed going through all the name submissions for our newest Guide Dog sponsor pup. It was difficult, to say the least, but we have come up with our top six favorite names, and now we need your help!

Today is the day! Head on over to our Name That Puppy Poll on our Official Mermaid Cottages Facebook Page and vote for your favorite name now! Here are the names, and why they were submitted:

Curry– in memory of Chris D.’s grandfather, father, and brother, who all served in the military

Scout– in honor of Connie D.’s parents, always supportive of the Scouts and “because a good scout helps people.”

Deen– in honor of Paula Deen and family and all they do for the community.

Knight– in honor of Al Knight who passed and helped many through organ donation and donation to Locks of Love.

Kevin– in memory of Kevin Pape who was killed in service to our country in Afghanistan.

Drum– in memory of Miss Sylvia, Tybee treasure and percussionist extraordinaire.

The poll will be open for voting until November 30 at 5 p.m., so don’t wait! Sandy, our good friend and puppy care taker, is picking up the newest addition to the Mermaid Cottages Sponsored Guide Dog family December 1st, and we really want her to have something to call the little guy when she gets there.

Vote now, and tell your friends to vote as well! We can’t wait to know our newest’s addition’s name!

New Puppy Love!

Our new black lab puppy is coming soon and he needs a name!

Does the memory of someone inspire you to serve others?  We’d love to hear your story!  We’re asking for inspirations to help us name our new puppyMermaid Cottages is honored to sponsor puppies to be trained in service as Guide Dogs and Service Dogs for persons with disabilities.

Share your story of inspiration and you could help us name our newest black lab puppy.  Tell us about your memories of a mentor, philanthropist, volunteer or someone who served in education, the miltary and the community that inspires you to serve others.

If you would like to help name our new puppy here’s how to submit your nomination:

Email your nomination to diane@mermaidcottages.com

Email Diane your name suggestion and tell us in whose memory you’re making your nomination.  Tell us about the person and why you would like to honor his/her memory (public/community service, mentoring, philanthropy, etc).

All nominations must be received by 5 PM, Sunday, November 27, 2011.

Diane will choose her top six names and post them on our Facebook page for everyone to vote.  The Facebook Poll will start on Monday, November 28 and votes will be collected through 6 PM, Wednesday, November 30, 2011.

This young lad will be in training to become a Guide Dog for a person with disabilities, so his name should be in honor of someone whose life was lived in service to others.

Mermaids Make A Difference.  Be Inspired.  You can make a difference, too!

Say Thanks With Puppy Love!

Would you like to give Thanksgiving for the memory of someone who has inspired you?

Mermaid Cottages just learned our next Guide Dog  puppy will be arriving soon and we want you to help us name him!  He’s a  spectacular pure black lab male, eight weeks old and there’s nothing cuter in this world.  Our wonderful dog walker, Sandy, will pick him up in New York on December 1st and he’ll begin a journey in which we can all take part.

If you would like to help name our new puppy here’s how to submit your nomination:

Email your nomination to diane@mermaidcottages.com

 

Email Diane your name suggestion and tell us in whose memory you’re making your nomination.  Tell us about the person and why you would like to honor his/her memory (public/community service, mentoring, philanthropy, etc).

All nominations must be received by 5 PM, Sunday, November 27, 2011.

 

Diane will choose her top six names and post them on our Facebook page for everyone to vote.  The Facebook Poll will start on Monday, November 28 and votes will be collected through 6 PM, Wednesday, November 30, 2011.

This young lad will be in training to become a Guide Dog for a person with disabilities, so his name should be in honor of someone whose life was lived in service to others.

Mermaids Make A Difference.  Be Inspired.  Give thanks for Thanksgiving.  Give thanks. …

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