Shrimp and grits lovers celebrate escape from Hurricane Florence

The Southern Living Songwriters performed on Saturday at the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival. (Photo: Jen Day Thompson)
The Southern Living Songwriters performed on Saturday at the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival. (Photo: Jen Day Thompson)

As this past weekend approached, there was a lot of discussion on the Facebook page for the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival. Much of that discussion had to do with how Hurricane Florence might affect the weekend weather in the area. As is always the case, you don’t know what a hurricane is going to do until it does it.

All worked out well as Mother Nature smiled on South Georgia.

Festival organizers anticipated welcoming approximately 45,000 attendees intending to celebrate escaping the storm.  Continue reading “Shrimp and grits lovers celebrate escape from Hurricane Florence”

Shrimp and Grits Festival dodges Florence, dishes up 32 acres of fun

If you live in the South, you probably know about the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival. If you don’t know about it, now’s the time to learn. Last year, Hurricane Irma forced what is arguably the largest festival of its kind on the Eastern Seaboard to cancel. This year, the festival on the Georgia coast dodged Hurricane Florence, and organizers have lined up 32 acres of food, music, crafts, presentations, and children’s activities for the more than 40,000 people interested or going. Continue reading “Shrimp and Grits Festival dodges Florence, dishes up 32 acres of fun”

Helping up close and personal: Wee Pub South to host fundraiser

Poster for Fundraiser/Wee Pub South (St. Mary's, GA)
Poster for Fundraiser/Wee Pub South (St. Mary’s, GA)

Imagine losing your husband, and then having to deal with cancer yourself. I’ve watched families go through crises like this, and sometimes, the challenges can seem overwhelming. St. Mary’s (GA) is a tightly knit community, and local restaurant Wee Pub South is going all out to help a woman who has a lot on her plate right now.

On Saturday, Sept. 8, the pub will host a fundraiser.  Continue reading “Helping up close and personal: Wee Pub South to host fundraiser”

Catching up with the Crazy Daysies

The Crazy Daysies are in perpetual motion these days, and it’s hard sometimes even for me to keep up. They peppered me with questions when they were young. Now it’s me bugging them about venues, gig times, and paperwork. Summer will be busy, and I’ve already advised them to stock up on bug repellant for outdoor gigs in the South. It’s not just the music that has them hopping though. Continue reading “Catching up with the Crazy Daysies”