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Month: August 2015

Where Does Your Good Go? Rebel Without A Pawse

where does your good goWhere does your good go?  When you volunteer, donate and support charities and causes to benefit others your good goes a long way.  Please join us at the 17th Annual Friends of Animals where the theme is Rebel Without A Pawse. The attire is 50’s. The cost is $45 a ticket which includes three drink tickets and food stations plus entry into the auction. For more information and to purchase tickets http://friendsofanimalscoastalga.org/

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Mermaid Cottages feature original art wherever possible. We also love to donate original art to various non profit events on Tybee Island and in Savannah to help raise money for their very important causes. This piece of beautiful art by local artist Jill Ferree was purchased by Mermaid Cottages and donated to this wonderful fundraiser coming up August 15, 2015. Our favorite animal rescue group One Love Animal Rescue will be one of the beneficiaries of this event. …

Where Does Your Good Go? The Rescue of Rapa

where does your good goWhere does your good go?  Within each of us is a capacity for doing good for others and when we do this good the rewards are great.  This entry is part of a blog series about how our Mermaids Make A Difference.  It’s not a platform for us to just talk about our good deeds and to pat ourselves on the back.  It’s an opportunity to share our passions and to inspire others.  We don’t all have to be passionate about the same things, but it is important for each of us to be open to helping others.  Some people are fortunate enough to have lots of time and resources to do great things.  Others with less resources can make just as much of an impact.  We just have to do good when and where we see the need.  Have you thought about it?  Where does your good go?

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One of the passions we are happy to share is our work to educate and preserve wildlife around the world.  Lead by our Head Mermaid Diane, our Mermaids have donated time, monies and resources to fund education and to support conservation efforts around the world.  Here’s an update from one of our partners. …

The Big Float

the big floatWe’re very excited about The Big Float coming up this month.  No, it’s not a giant ice cream float, but it’s just as much fun!  Join us when SweetWater’s Heady Peddlers – SC and Savannah wash up at North Island Surf and Kayak on August 29.  We’ll be paddling (canoe, kayak, SUP, floats, etc.) and proceeds from the rental/tour will be donated to the Savannah Riverkeeper!  Participants will be given two tickets to be entered into the BOTE raffle for their tie-dye wrapped SUP! Early registration earns you two additional tickets, so call 912-786-4000 to sign up.  At the after-party there’ll be a drawing hosted right next door at Bubba Gumbo’s from 5-8 p.m.!

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Before you hit the water, you just have to hit the beach and that means you’ll need one of our signature Mermaid Cottages to get the rest of your weekend into ship shape!  Here’s a look at a few of our cottages available:

Screened Inn circa 1929 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Sleeps: 7 Pets: None

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Located in the quiet and historic Officer’s Row section, this vintage, ground level cottage is a beach beauty.  Guests adores the quiet of our North Beach and the history of Ft. Screven.  The décor is by The Lettered Cottage, so you know you’ll be ever so beach happy you came!

Mimosa Cottage circa 1940 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 8 Pets: Dogs

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You’ll adore the wonderful large screened porch of this cute and beachy, pet friendly cottage.  It’s just four blocks from the beach and on one of our famous Mermaid corners where large groups and multiple families can be close and have some privacy, too!

Fish Camp Cottage circa 1924 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs

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Here’s another bright and cheerful cottage with a fabulous screened porch.  It’s pet friendly, too, so you’ll also have a fenced-in yard.  Guests love the partial marsh views from the back deck and the porch and the comfy beds for snuggling!  This cottage is filled with art and it’s only one block from AJ’s Dockside Restaurant.  Just imagine the drinks, the laughs and the sunsets!

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Yes, it’s time for you to register for The Big Float and to reserve your Mermaid Cottage.  We go together swimmingly!

Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism Beach Fest

coastal empire surfers for autism beach festThe calendar may say Fall, but we’ve got plenty of hot Summer fun still to come and that includes the Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism Beach Fest on September 12th!  Surfers For Autism creates grand scale beach festivals for children and young adults with autism and other developmental delays and we always have a grand time when they come to Tybee Island.  Our young surfers will ride the waves in a safe, fun, judgment free environment where highly skilled surf instructors carefully guide them into waves.  The surfers and their families will be treated like rock stars and they’ll enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games, fire engine tours and much more. A catered lunch is also provided, all at no cost to registered participants, their families and volunteers.

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