Camden Lifestyle Magazine Issue 01

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Camden Lifestyle is the magazine representing the very heart of South Georgia. There’s no place like Georgia - and together we bring the cities of the Florida/Georgia border to life through Camden Lifestyle. Our mission is to celebrate the outdoor life, from lush lands to gardens, from historical architecture to new developments, the pursuit of adventurous travel, from food and drink to visual splendor. Camden Lifestyle celebrates how to live a life that is more engaged with our cities, with the land, literature, the music, the arts, the traditions, our businesses, and the food in the South. Elegant and relevant. Authentic and fun. Camden Lifestyle is about appreciating the richness of Camden County. It’s about the lifestyle we share, in Camden.

Issuu 01 | Spring 2019


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62

Healing Plants

Faces of Camden

Coastal Dogs

Meet 401 West

Resturaunt


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96

106

Pour Some Honey

on It

Chef Profile

Who Comes First:

The Kids or...

Create a Running

Club


Thirsty Thursdays

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VOLUME ONE

A NEW

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Camden Lifestyle is the magazine

representing the very heart of South Georgia.

There’s no place like Georgia - and together we bring the

cities of the Florida/Georgia border to life through Camden

Lifestyle. Our mission is to celebrate the outdoor life, from

lush lands to gardens, from historical architecture to new

developments, the pursuit of adventurous travel, from food

and drink to visual splendor.

Camden Lifestyle celebrates how to live a life that is more

engaged with our cities, with the land, literature, the music,

the arts, the traditions, our businesses, and the food in the

South.

Elegant and relevant. Authentic and fun.

Camden Lifestyle is about appreciating the richness of Camden

County.

It’s about the lifestyle we share, in Camden.


SEASON | DESIGN | LIFESTYLE | FOOD | ENTERTAINMENT | TRAVEL

SPRING/ SUMMER 2019!

CAMDEN

HAPPENINGS

GET LOCAL

don’t miss out on these great going-ons this season in Camden

CAN’T MISS THE FOOD AT ENJOY LOCAL MUSICIANS MEET THE ANIMALS

FIRST FRIDAYS LOCAL TUNES ENJOY OUTDOORS

Eat, drink, shop, and mingle on the

first Friday each month in downtown

St. Marys with local businesses.

This is where the Grand Old Opry

meets Hee Haw right in the heart of

Woodbine every Friday night.

Meet and greet the animals who make

coastal Georgia their home at Crooked

River State Park.

march

MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL

Mardi Gras is French for “Fat

Tuesday” — meaning it is the

last opportunity to eat rich food

before the fast of Lent begins.

Join the city of St. Marys and

Kbay radio for the annual festivities

on March 2nd.

april

WALK FOR A CAUSE

Support the local community by

tieing your laces and walking in

the 7th Annual Autism Awareness

5k Hosted by Chick-fil-A

Kingsland.The social workers

of the CCSS work with students

on any issue that hinders them

from attending and achieving in

school.

may

MUSIC IN THE PARK

A wonderful family event, mark

you calendars, pack a picnic

and stock up on bug spray. St.

Marys is hosting Michael Hulett

6-8pm St. Marys Waterfront

LOCAL &

NOTEWORTHY

CRAWFISH AND MUSIC IN WOODBINE

The 34th Annual Crawfish Festival is a family oriented

event and offers something for all ages from children’s

amusements to arts & crafts, to cloggers, square dancers

and live bands. This year’s festival is scheduled for

Friday Night, April 26, 2019 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8:00am to 6:30pm. Entertainment

everyday and on Saturday premier performers

at 3:15 PM Randall Bramblett, 4:45 PM Adam Wakefield,

and 7:00 PM Country Music.

june

FISHING TOGETHER

Historic St. Marys Fishing

Classic Day one fishing in

the St. Marys waterfront

with day two including music

in the park with Cumberland

Sound and all day fun at the

St. Marys Waterfront Park.

july

INDEPENDENCE DAY

A day to celebrate our

country’s independence

together at the St. Marys

Independence Day Festival

Presented by St. Marys Kiwanis

Club. Wear your red,

white, and blue, bring your

flags and ribbons, and join

submit your

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GUIDE TO

CAMDEN EVENTS

March

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

1 2

First Friday is a night

of fun in fowntown St.

Marys. Enjoy music,

arts, and food.

3

Moulin Rouge on the big

screen at the Kings Bay

Stadium Cinemas 9

10

4

Mosaic Night in St. Mary’s

at J’s Tavern & The Sound

House

11

5 6 7 8 9

National Pancake Day - visit

IHOP

Teen Tech Day at the Camden

County Public Library.

Enjoy building, creating, and

coding!

National Hospitalist Day

Captain Stan’s Presents

Touch of Grey band,

Woodbine, Georgia.

The Snacks Blues Band

Live At J’s Tavern And

The Sound House

Scottish Heritage Days with

living history demonstrations,

including musket and

cannon firings, blacksmithing,

18th century cooking

and music in Fort King

George State Historic Site.

12 13 14 15 16

Mardi Gras Festival, an

annual time for family

fun on the streets of

downtown St. Marys.

Food, Parade, Vendors,

and entertainment.

Ofefenokee Photo

Workshop John Reed, a

widely published nature

photographer, will conduct a

Spring Nature Photography

Workshop at Okefenokee

National Wildlife Refuge.

Spring Vendor Pop Up

Sweet Magnolia Grace Boutique

is hosting a community

pop-up featuring your

favorite local vendors!

Daylight Saving 2019

National Pack Your Lunch

Day

National Napping Day National Plant a Flower Day National K9 Veterans Day National Pi Day

Honey Hounds at J’s

Tavern. Come enjoy the

music.

St. Patrick’s Weekend

kick-off with SMOKE-

STACK at the Wee Pub

10th Annual Jazz ‘n arts

festival on the Satilla

Riverwalk in Woodbine,

Georgia.

Josh Kirkland Band

at St. Patricks Day

17

St. Patrick's Day

18

19 20 21 22 23

24

National Sloppy Joe Day National Poultry Day

Book Signing for “What

are you doing here?”

hosted by Once Upon

A Bookseller. Author

Sheila McNeill became

the first woman to serve

as National President of

U.S. Navy League.

National Fragrance Day

25

Twisted Anchor

Public · Hosted by Black

Sheep Blues Band.

26 27 28 29 30

Food Truck Saturdays where

St. Marys hosts 3 food trucks

each month on the St. Marys

Waterfront Park.

Camden House Gold

Tournament hosted at

The Golf Club at Osprey

Cove

Friends of Crooked

River Meeting · Hosted

by Friends of Crooked

River State Park

National Tolkien Reading

Day

National Manatee Appreciation

Day

National Black Forest

Cake Day

National Vietnam War

Veterans Day

Horse Races and The

Parade of Hats Hosted

by St. Marys Eagles FOE

#4379

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CAMDEN EVENTS

April

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

1

2 3 4 5 6

Full Moon Folk hosted at

Ops Pizza. Come enjoy

the music and a cold

beverage.

7

National April Fools Day

8

National Peanut Butter and

Jelly Day

National Walking Day

National Burrito Day

First Friday is a night

of fun in fowntown St.

Marys. Enjoy music, arts,

and food.

9 10 11 12 13

Railwatch Day the city of

Folkston Georgia brings train

aficionados from all across

the country. Activities include

films, networking, lunch, train

artwork and photo contest,

and an evening cookout.

14

National Zoo Lovers Day National Library Workers Day National Siblings Day National Pet Day

15

National Grilled Cheese

Sandwich Day

16 17 18 19 20

7th Annual Autism

Awareness 5k Hosted by

Chick-fil-A Kingsland

National Gardening Day National Tax day National Wear Your Pajamas

to Work Day

21

22

National Bat Appreciation

Day

National Lineman Appreciation

Day

National Garlic Day

23 24 25 26 27

Annual Old Timer’s

Fishing Tournament at

Notter’s Pond. Come and

bring the grandkids. Free!

EASTER SUNDAY

28

National Earth Day National Picnic Day National Administrative

Professionals’ Day

29

30

National Poem In Your

Pocket Day

The annual Woodbine

Crawfish Festival is a

two-day event held at

the Waterfront Park and

Riverwalk in Downtown

Woodbine. It includes

lots of food (lots of tasty

crawfish etoufee), free all

day entertainment, arts &

crafts, children’s activities

and much more.

Food Truck Saturdays where

St. Marys hosts 3 food trucks

each month on the St. Marys

Waterfront Park.

National Superhero Day

National Peace Rose Day

National Adopt a Shelter

Pet Day

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FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH & 27TH, 2019

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HOME & GARDEN

healing

plants

Images & Motherhood Story by Megan V.

WHY isn’t this happening?! Sometimes the answer is so clear. It simply wasn’t

time yet. Last year, I remember being so angry. Why did that happen? How in

the world could any good possibly come out of that heartbreak? The greenhouse.

The greenhouse came out of that. It wouldn’t exist without that loss and

grieving process. And neither would this baby.


I used to joke about how I had a black thumb. I

couldn’t even keep fake plants alive. It was always a

running joke in our house. Succulents died the second

I looked at them so there was no way I could keep

anything leafy and green alive. For years, we had a

plantless house and we were just fine with that.

Then we miscarried. My angel of a friend, Sarah, left

some daffodils on my doorstep and I wasn’t expecting

them. But when I passed by the door, I saw them

sitting there, bright yellow and orange, smiling up at

me. I loved them immediately. I was determined that I

was going to keep these smiling daffodils alive because

that was life I could control. I looked up how to care

for daffodils and I loved tending to them because they

always seemed so happy to see me. Negative pregnancy test. I decided

I wanted plants. Lots of plants. All under my control, all things I could

keep alive. My mother-in-law and I researched house plants and how

to care for each of them. Then we went shopping, a lot of shopping! I

loved them all so much. They made me so, so happy. I got all the pots,

the right dirt, set timers on my phone for when to water them and

when to fertilize them. It eventually got to the point where I didn’t

need the phone reminder anymore, it became natural.

More negative pregnancy tests. I wanted… no, needed… more

plants. More things to care for that I had complete control over. I

never seemed to have enough. Each month we had a negative test,

that day I’d go to a nursery or Home Depot or Lowe’s and get more

plants. I’d take my time walking through the plant isles. Running

my fingers across their leaves, waiting for one to call out to me.

Sometimes I’d go with Max and let him pick one. Sometimes I just

wanted to go alone. This was an errand where I couldn’t be rushed.

I needed to take my time and let the minutes, sometimes hours, in

the company of plants work their magic. More negative tests. Go

buy more plants! But they made me feel so much better. My coping

mechanism. Then I started going to buy more plants multiple times

a week. Ordering more online. It got to a point where Mitch had

to have a serious conversation with me. And if I’m being honest

with myself, I needed that conversation to happen. I decided I had

enough to care for (over 100 now) and that I didn’t need anymore.

(It also helped that winter was coming and none of the stores carried

anything anymore.)

I woke up one morning at the beginning of June with this thought

in my head. Greenhouse. I want to build a greenhouse. I pitched

the idea to Mitch and after a little convincing, he was on board.

What was its purpose? Why are we building this? We brainstormed,

planned and saved for months. How big? What materials? Made

from cedar beams and old, white, wooden windows, it would be

approximately 14ft x 22ft, with 9 foot walls and the ceiling peaking

at around 13 feet. The Greenhouse would be built by us, for us. It

would be for our family, both earthside and in Heaven.



“In the same way I will not cause pain without allowing something

new to be born,” says the Lord.” Isaiah 66:9

After a year of trying after our loss, we’re finally pregnant with our Rainbow Baby. The timing of this pregnancy

and all the circumstances that have surrounded it are so undeniably Jesus. His Glory needs to be given. There

are things that happen that you can chalk up to coincidence or a ‘hmm, that’s weird’ mentality. The timing of

this pregnancy is not one of those things. On the day of our loss, there was a thunderstorm (how appropriate,

right?) and afterwards, a double rainbow appeared in the sky. I forced myself outside to go see it, and I’m so glad

I did. The day before we found out we were pregnant another rainbow appeared in the same exact place in the

sky. That was also the day we completed the shelving inside the greenhouse, which was the final installment. I

got to place my plants that day, which I’d been dreaming about doing for 7 months. The next day, we found out

we were pregnant. That’s also the same day the landscaping outside was completed. So technically, on the day

the greenhouse was done… the idea and dream that was born from our loss… is the day we found out about

our rainbow baby. I joke with Mitch and tell him all he had to do for us to get pregnant was finish the greenhouse!

All the planning, every set back with building, every good weather day, every bad weather day, every

minute that was spent outside, every piece of material that had to be saved up for, ordering, waiting for shipping

to arrive, and installed… it all added up and was timed perfectly for us to find out on THAT exact day.

We had been trying for a year, and here we were with a positive test almost exactly to the day of our miscarriage

last year. Oddly enough, in the months leading up to this, I had several people reach out to me. They said they

didn’t know why, but felt led to tell me our wait would soon be over. They were reluctant of course (because

what a crazy thing to say to someone you know has lost and has been trying since then.). I’m so glad they told

me that. It gave me hope. And they were right. When we got the positive test, I went in that day for bloodwork.

My HcG level was good. I went in a couple days later and it had risen like it’s supposed to. At 6 weeks and 4

days, we saw the heartbeat. There’s a bean in there, with a perfect, perfect flutter of a heartbeat. We also had an

appointment at 10 weeks. The heart rate is 169. And that baby was moving! It was so wild to see that little jelly

bean dance so much!


It’s a been a hard year. Why couldn’t we get pregnant after that? I

saw announcement after announcement. My friends were pregnant

with #2. They had healthy, beautiful babies on Baby M’s due

date. It was something I’d never felt before and I had to pray my

way through it… which took a long time. I knew it would happen

when it was supposed to, but it was so hard to find comfort in that

when all I was seeing was negative pregnancy tests. I got so caught

up in wondering WHY. WHY isn’t this happening?! Sometimes

the answer is so clear. It simply wasn’t time yet. Last year, I remember

being so angry. Why did that happen? How in the world

could any good possibly come out of that heartbreak? The greenhouse.

The greenhouse came out of that. It wouldn’t exist without

that. And neither would this baby. To be honest, if we hadn’t had

a miscarriage and in the grieving process, developed a love for

plants and all that it entails, I don’t think this thought ever would

have popped into my head. I like to believe the baby sent me this

idea, so in some way, it serves as a memorial. I believe with all my

heart that we were supposed to build it and I can’t wait to see what

the Lord does with it.

Rainbow Baby Vaughan – Due December 2018.



“ Forget NOT that the earth delights to

feel your bare feet on its flesh and the

winds long to play with your hair”

-Khalil Gibran


SEASON | DESIGN | LIFESTYLE | FOOD | ENTERTAINMENT | TRAVEL

FACES OF CAMDEN

Photo Miranda Spivey & Written by Faythe Hall



THE LOCAL FISHER“WO”MAN

Owner of WhiteHouse Seafood, Karen met her husband

when he moved next door to her off exit 7.

Thinking he was just another retired man who enjoyed

time out on the coastal Georgia waters, she

agreed on a boat ride and oyster gathering. She laughs

when sharing the memories of their first date with me

and the sparkle in her eyes tells me it is one of her

most cherished ones. She recalls that she was so excited

for this beautiful boat ride and invisioned walking

on the beach at sunset, breeze in her hair, holding

hands, and picking up an oyster here and there. Little

did she know that the beautiful dress and new shoes

she bought for this “romantic” first date would be

discarded for a pair of water boots and that he would

have her up to her thighs in mud digging for oysters

by the end of the day. When they got back on the boat

he said “so you want to do it again?” Of course, I said

yes. “He was like Forest Gump” she says smiling, “he

was so excited to be out their learning about the river

and the oyster harvesting he knew nothing about.


HE LED AND SHE FOLLOWED

“I would cry every night, I was up to my elbows every day in mullet, covered in fish stink and he was

getting to be out on the beautiful river”

“Back then they paid 10 cents an oyster and he would come home

so excited that he found 10-12 of them. I recently found his old

payout receipts, $1.20 his first week.” She shares with me how

they started the fish market together and how scared she was not

knowing what any of the fish were, wish ones you could eat, and

how she didn’t know that blue crabs could bite. He would be out

of the river and she was stuck selling at the fish market, selling

creatures from the ocean that she didn’t even know if you could

eat or not. “I would cry every night, I was up to my elbows every

day in mullet, covered in fish stink and he was getting to be out

on the river, but I had help, I was learning from Kath and Bruce,

the ones we purchased the market from. Every day I would walk

back to her house on the property 15-20 times a day and show

her a fish and she would tell me its name and what it was good

for. When the knocking became lesser and lesser, she knew I was

learning the ways.” Kathy wasn’t the only one who taught Karen

the girl from up North who had never been on the waters before;

her customers taught her everything she says with affection in her

voice.“They taught me how to butterfly shrimp and they taught

me how to filet a fish. I had the menu of what we had in stock and

they would point to what they wanted since I couldn’t match the

names of the fish to what they looked like. My customers would

come in to buy something and then sit down and tell me how

they prepared and cooked it. Honestly, I have the best customers,

they are the reason I know all that I do.” In 2011 Karen and her

husband were ready to build on the land they had invested their

savings in, but the city permits were very hard to get approved.

“They didn’t want a fish market here, they wanted a gas station or

other business but we appealed and finally we built.” Karen and

her husband not only built the seafood market we enjoy today but

started the Crooked River Oyster culture, harvesting local oysters

and building oyster beds. They were able to purchsae one of the

rare leases for Crooked River and worked with the University on

creating Oyster farms and expanding the culture. If you walk into

WhiteHouse, Karen is going to tell you about how special the locally

picked oysters are and if you have never eaten a raw oyster,

she is going to teach you the right way to eat one, a way that will

make you appreciate the oyster and river it came from. It’s the

closest you can get to drinking the ocean. Now carrying on the

legacy of working the river Karen’s two sons work side by side

with her picking the oysters and running the market.

Visit the market at Harrietts Bluff Rd, Woodbine, GA 31569




FROM OUR RIVERS

“Our oysters are special; there is nothing like a Crooked River, Coastal Georgia river, and if we don’t invest in the

future, they won’t be there forever.”

First in a series, continued in Volume 2 fall 2019.



Photo by: Miranda Spivey

ST MARY’S RIVERKEEPER

Many people do not know who these valuable people

are in our community. The riverkeepers are the ones

who advocate for drinkable, fishable, and swimmable

waterways now and into the future. The riverkeepers

spend their time conducting water testing, patrolling

the different stretches of the river and watershed, educating

in schools, conducting annual river cleanups,

and being the voice for our rivers to governmental

agencies and lawmakers as the local officials try to

enact laws that directly impact the health of the St.

Marys River and watershed. Rick Frey, the founding

riverkeeper retired from the position in December of

2018, passing the torch. Rick established the organization

and advanced the Riverkeeper impacts within

the St. Marys River watershed building it to what it

is today, partnering with Camden County to receive

a $400,000 grant to replace 30 failing septic systems

in the horsepen Creet watershed in Browntown Community.

The simple act of inspecting and pumping

out these failing septic systems has already greatly

improved the water quality and, therefore, the public

health within that community. With White Oak


PRESERVING OUR RIVERS

the annual river clean up had 700 volunteers who collected

37,000 pounds of trash in 2018.

Conservation, they expanded the annual river clean up to over

700 volunteers who collected 37,000 pounds of trash in 2018.

Rick also developed partnerships with Florida and Georgia Sea

Grant, the Coastal Conservation Association, Florida Fish and

Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Ritz-Carlton that

will enable the Riverkeeper to establish an oyster reef living

shoreline in Old Town Fernandina this spring. While Rick has

chosen to step aside as Riverkeeper, allowing Anna Laws to assume

that role, Rick will remain active within the organization as

a board member. Anna became the Riverkeeper in January 2019

after working throughout 2018 as the Water Quality Monitoring

and Outreach Coordinator. Prior to her work with the St Marys

Riverkeeper, she worked as a fisheries and seabird ecologist for

Oregon State University and worked on human-elephant conflict

mitigation in Kenya. In 2016, she earned her Masters of Science

in Conservation Biology from the Durrell Institute of Conservation

Ecology, located in the UK. Anna performed her master’s

research in Borneo, where she studied the habitat characteristics

needed to maintain semi-aquatic mammal diversity in riparian

buffer zones of oil palm plantations. Being a coastal Georgia native

she is excited to return to work in her home area, the area that

instilled her passion for nature and conservation.

To learn more abour our Riverkeeper or receive information

about getting involved in the next big clean up visit

www.stmarysriverkeeper.org


Photo by: Miranda Spivey

CAMDEN VISIONARIES

Dan and Rosanna are investing in the community with their vision of seeing Camden expand and

grow. Owners of the Wee Pub South, Angel’s Cafe, and Amelia Island Event Rentals.


One and done was never a concept for this business duo,

as they see the rich potential for a growing the economy

of Camden and providing jobs within the community.

First opening the Wee Pub South and quickly invisioning

other businesses that would add to the culture of the

cities they love, two more businesses were born. The Wee

Pub provides a relaxed atmosphere where you can order

a cold pint with a delicious food-forward dish while sitting

back relaxing to the latest music or while playing a

game of cornhole on the patio. Angel’s cafe in contrast

offers a fresh and fast dining experience for breakfast

and lunch. Not only investing into the food culture of

Camden, Dan & Rosanna opened Amelia Island Events,

a premier coastal Georgia event rental company available

for concerts, conferences, weddings, and more. While

three businesses and two little girls would keep anyone

on their toes, we are excited to see what else this couple

will bring to the community.


HELPING HANDS

Carrie Lewis and her vetted caregivers take care of the ones we love when we need the extra helping hands.

It may sound odd but Carrie Lewis has been involved in caregiving since she was in high school. Her paternal grandmother was

diagnosed with cancer when she was in 10th grade and by 11th grade she was completely bed bound and under hospice care. She,

her father and uncle, rotated every third night caring for her grandmother and they hired a care giver for the daytime hours so she

could attend high school.Together they kept this schedule until she passed away on July 15th, 2002 while Carrie’s whole family was on

vacation in Florida except for her and the daytime caregiver. “She was not expected

to pass that soon but she decided to let go nonetheless. It was sad but I was happy

that she was no longer suffering and was reunited with her family in Heaven.” Then,

in Carrie’s junior year of college, her maternal grandmother was diagnosed with a

progressive form of brain cancer. They found out in October of 2005 and she passed

away in February of 2006. Carrie moved home from Athens and became her Grandmother’s

primary care giver at the end of that fall semester. “I was with her when she

passed away and I remember it very vividly because she was the first person that I

was physically with when they passed.” Carrie went on to receive her degree BA in

Social Science and continued on to work with seniors in our community.

Georgia Living Senior Home Care approached and offered her with this opportunity

back in the fall and after doing some research she decided that their culture of care

and the approach that they have to care from their corporate perspective is unlike

any that she had seen in our community. While Georgia Living Senior Home Care

has the word “senior” in its name, they offer many different services including helping

a woman who is on bedrest pregnant with laundry, meal prep, and errands or

offering those same services to someone who is recovering from plastic surgery or

someone who had a broken arm or ankle. There is nothing wrong with being taken

care of and when you need another pair of helping hands that is where Carrie’s team

of caregivers can help. I know personally I am so excited to have her here in our

community of Camden, I plan on using their services when we have our next baby

or if my husband or I are sick, how amazing to have someone you can trust with the

things that still need getting done, when you are down sick.

If you would like to learn more about GLSHC and the MANY services they offer to

our community feel free to contact Carrie the regional administrator of the coastal region including Camden, Glynn, Brantley, and

Charlton. clewis@georgialivingseniorcare.com


THE IRISH SCOTT

A local artistan whose designs are inspired by Celtic designs and clothing.

There is a lot of art and culture in our community, some who

are well-known and others hidden gems. I found the Irish Scott’s

beautiful artisan leather items when I popped into the Salt River

Antiques store in downtown St. Marys. Hidden inside a glass case

were stunning handmade leather pieces with incredible detailed

stitching and attention to each inch of the design from wallets,

knife sheaths, purses, coin bags, and more. The Irish Scott’s designs

are inspired by Celtic designs and clothing.

The Irish Scott by artist Douglas B. Moran

www.deviantart.com/theirishscott


Photo by: Miranda Spivey

FLOWER WHISPERER

Local florists offer the community exotic flowers and greenery from around the world.


I first saw the joy that Angela inspired in others when

I attended her holiday Christmas wreath making class

with a dozen other women, who I had never met before.

It’s amazing how crafting, wine, and pimento cheese can

create new friendships. I had attended other wreath making

classes in the past but never one where the lush pine,

evergreen, blue spruce, eucalyptus, cedar and others materials

had been flown in fresh from Canada and other

locations. Angela’s organic approach to floral design is

modern and forward thinking. Her beautiful new shop

homes each month’s seasonal fresh blooms from around

the world. Angela explains that when composing a floral

arrangement, factors such as season, price, and client’s

personality are the most important to consider. Specific

blooms and color combinations will fit certain clients

and their taste better than others. If there were such a

thing as a Flower Whisperer, Angela would be one. I have

seen the buds of flowers come alive and bloom under

her care and fingertips. In a world that has forgotten the

value of the small things in life, it is so refreshing to see

that Angela is bringing back the concept that “flowers are

for ANY occasion or no occasion at all” from a wedding

down to a simple bouquet displayed just for joy in your

office or home.


GUIDE TO

CAMDEN EVENTS

May

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

1 2 3 4

5

Cinco de Mayo

6

National School Principals’

Day

National Day of Prayer

First Friday is a night

of fun in downtown St.

Marys. Enjoy music, arts,

and food.

7 8 9 10 11

The Pine Box Dwellers

hosted at Captain Stan’s

Smokehouse in Woodbine,

Georgia

National Star Wars Day

12

Deadline to enter the

Amateur Photo Contest

hosted by Crooked River

State Park

13

National Teacher Appreciation

Day

National Receptionists’ Day National Moscato Day National Shrimp Day

14 15 16 17 18

Music in the Park at

the Waterfront Park St.

Mary’s Georgia with

“ Michael Hulett”

Mother’s Day

National Apple Pie Day

National Buttermilk Biscuit

Day

National Chocolate Chip Day

National Do Something Good

for Your Neighbor Day

National Walnut Day

National Armed Forces Day

19

20

21 22 23 24 25

National Devil’s Food Cake

Day

National Rescue Dog Day

National Strawberries and

Cream Day

National Vanilla Pudding Day

National Lucky Penny Day

National Escargot Day

Food Truck Saturdays where

St. Marys hosts 3 food trucks

each month on the St. Marys

Waterfront Park.

26

27

28 29 30 31

Memorial Day

National Blueberry Cheesecake

Day

National Grape Popsicle Day National Brisket Day National Paperclip Day National Mint Julep Day

National Smile Day

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GUIDE TO

CAMDEN EVENTS

June

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

30 31 1

National Smile Day

2

3

4 5 6 7 8

National Cancer Survivor’s

Day

9

National Egg Day National Cognac Day National Running Day National Yo-Yo Day

10

Historic St. Marys

Fishing Classic at the

waterfront park in St.

Marys, Georgia

First Friday is a night

of fun in downtown St.

Marys. Enjoy music, arts,

and food.

11 12 13 14 15

Historic St. Marys

Fishing Classic at the

waterfront park in St.

Marys, Georgia

National Children’s Day

National Iced Tea Day National Doctor Day National Red Rose Day National Weed Your Garden

Day

National Bourbon Day

National Nature Photography

Day

16

17

18 19 20 21 22

Father’s Day

23

National Eat Your Vegetables

Day

24

National Go Fishing Day National Martini Day National Eagle Day National Seashell Day

25 26 27 28 29

Idle Hands hosted at

Captain Stan’s Smokehouse

National Hydration Day

National Pralines Day National Catfish Day National Beautician’s Day National Orange Blossom Day

National Insurance Awareness

Day

Food Truck Saturdays where

St. Marys hosts 3 food trucks

each month on the St. Marys

Waterfront Park.

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COASTAL DOGS

Photo Miranda Spivey & Written by Preston



PRESTON AND THE PUPS

A year before, I started looking for another four-legged companion

after I lost my service dog, Georgia. Georgia was a Blue Heeler and

the best dog I ever had, and after losing her I knew I wanted another

Blue Heeler. I had been searching and saw a post on Facebook that

had been shared a few hundred times thanks to dog advocates; a story

about a stray dog that was left in the woods, desperately needing

a home. The dog, now named Daisy, had been roaming the woods

for weeks on end all alone and starving. The people who found Daisy

believed that she was just dropped off down there in the excluded

wooded area. After reading her story I drove to Woodbine and immediately

knew she belonged with me. I picked her up and took her

home. I knew her journey would be hard, but the first few months

with Daisy were far past a challenge. Daisy was extremely malnourished

and understandably very skittish around people. I thought that

maybe getting another dog would make it easier for Daisy to adjust

into our family. So once again, feeling passionate about adopting/

rescuing vs. shopping, I turned to Facebook and rescue groups. A few

months later after bringing daisy home, I saw a local animal shelter

posting about a tiny Blue Heeler named Lily; she had been surrendered

and needed a home ASAP. I couldn’t move fast enough and ran

down to pick her up that very same day. For Daisy and Lily, it was a

match made in heaven from the start. It was meant to be.

Fastforward a year and Daisy and Lily are a part of the family. Daisy

sleeps in the bed with us, is housebroken, and loves head scratches,

snuggling and riding in the back of the truck. You can find us on the

weekends, riding the back dirt roads of Camden with the dogs in

the back of the truck, and letting the dogs run free. Even though

these beautiful pups lead better lives since bringing them home…

“I didn’t just save them. As a wounded vet with

PTSD, these dogs save me… daily.”

“I believe that Daisy was always a stray and didn’t

know how to be a pet. Lily taught Daisy how to be a

pet. How to trust us and to let us in.”


#COASTALDOGS

WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR COASTAL GEORGIA DOG STO-

RIES TO BE FEATURED ON OUR WEBSITE AND INSIDE OUR

NEXT MAGAZINE.

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EAT&Drink

FOOD FINDS & CAN’T-MISS DISHES

INTRODUCING THE 401 WEST RESTAURANT

COCKTAIL HOUR DIY MOSCOW MULES

POUR SOME HONEY ON IT, FOOD EDITORIAL

CHEF PROFILE WITH JOSHUA SMITH


RESTAURANT NEWS

401 WEST

Images by Taylor Deann Photography

A FRESH VIEW

AT THE 401 WEST ADDRESS

2nd floor view mid construction

Food is fellowship.

We all have cherished memories of

moments spent with loved ones and

friends around a meal. The foundation

of 401 West is built on the feelings triggered

during those times. It can be a

casual lunch during the work week, an

intimate evening meal at sunset, or the

girls gathering for Sunday brunch. The

table is set for you to come and enjoy.

It’s important not to take for granted

the time that people are sharing when

they dine out. Not only with each other,

but as a restaurant establishment,

people are giving you the opportunity

to share that time with

them. The currency of time should not

be undervalued. Eating simply for nourishment

is no longer the base line. 401

recognizes that there is a food movement

taking place across the country

and the world. People are expanding

their interests in ingredients, flavor,

and product sourcing. We aren’t just

“having lunch” anymore….we aren’t

just grabbing a quick bite for dinner on

the couch in front of the television. We

are engaging in the experience of food,

and the ability it has to make us all feel

good about our day’s events. Giving

guests value is the way forward in this

dining revolution. It’s about providing

an experience

that balances attentive and friendly

service with meals that are thoughtfully

prepared. When those pieces are put

together you walk away feeling like the

time and money was well spent.

“There is a view here

that can’t be

replicated anywhere

else on the east coast”.


It turns that moment into a memory. Happiness.

The goal of 401 West is to make sure those instances

aren’t a rarity. Each and every time a

guest decides to share that currency of time with

401 West it is seen as an opportunity to provide

happiness. It isn’t about only enjoying special occasions,

it’s about making every occasion equally

special. Starting with a personal home and shaping

it into a commercial restaurant is a daunting

task. In this case it was well worth the effort. The

character of the conversion adds to the connection

the guest feels with the property when dining.

Every building decision was centered around

making people feel comfortable. Careful consideration

was

The warmth that you feel

when you visit a family

member’s house for a

meal; that was the vision

when creating this space.

401 West before construction

also given to maximize the view of the beautiful

St Mary’s river. Opening up the space, building

two levels of outdoor deck space, and using innovative

door and window systems to highlight the

surroundings were key initiatives in the planning

and construction process.

401 West mid construction



Sunset 3rd floor mid construction


RESTAURANT NEWS

401 WEST

Locally sourced ingredients are a key function of 401 West

Trader Hill Farms

It is important to understand that ultimately this is a people business.

The partnerships that have been formed with farmers across

the state and region to ensure quality in the supply chain are priceless.

The folks that give 40 hours of their week to 401 when they

clock in and provide the attentive and friendly service that we have

come to expect are the strength of this concept. The talent of the

culinary team to source local and seasonal ingredients when creating

the menu is the strength of this concept. However, none of that matters

without the people in the community who show their support

every day and understand that ultimately each town, no matter the

size, should have hospitality at its core. Food, after all, is fellowship.

Lowcountry Oyster Co.

First in a series on the 401 West Restaurant read more in

volume 2 this fall.


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THE CLASSIC HOME

100 S. LEE ST.

KINGSLAND, GA

I-95 / EXIT 3

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FOOD FINDS & CAN’T-MISS DISHES



BLACKBERRY

MOSCOW MULE

Photo by Miranda Spivey & Recipe by Wee Pub South

INGREDIENTS:

• 5 Blackberries

• 1 Lime wheel

• 1 Mint

• 1 Tsp Lime Juice

• 1 Your favorite ginger beer

• 1 Ice

• Beer, Wine & Liquor

• 1 1/2 oz Vodka

DIRECTIONS:

1. Place a copper mug or glass in the freezer until

frosty.

2. In another glass, muddle the blackberries with a

small sprig of mint. Add the ginger beer, vodka,

and lime juice.

3. Fill your frosty mug or glass with ice or one large

slow melting ice cube, and strain the liquid into the

mug. Garnish with more blackberries, mint, and

lime, and enjoy!



BLOOD ORANGE

MOSCOW MULE

Photos by Sonya Kamoz & Recipe by Pierce

INGREDIENTS:

• 1/2 cup fresh blood orange juice (about 2 blood

oranges), plus 1/2 blood orange sliced for garnish

• 3-4 ounces of vodka

• 9-10 ounces ginger beer*

• mint sprigs for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Fill (2) copper mugs half way with ice cubes.

2. Divide the blood orange juice, vodka and ginger

beer between the two mugs and stir.

3. Place slices of blood orange in each cocktail and

garnish with a sprig of mint if desired.

4. Serve and enjoy!



Pour some honey on it!

COOKING BY: EDITOR IN CHIEF FAYTHE ELOISE IMAGES BY: KATE LARAINE PHOTOGRAPHY

Honey is a sweet, viscous golden, liquid nectar! Delicate yet distinct, honey adds

nuanced flavor to all kinds of sweet and savory dishes. Whether you make it the star on your homemade biscuits

or give it a supporting role in a baked salmon, you just can’t go wrong. Here are our best recipes celebrating the

golden nectar!



Vanilla Honey

Butter

Not only is it delicious, it’s also simple to make and perfect

to prepare far in advance – which makes one less thing for

you to whip up when you’re ready to eat!

INGREDIENTS:

• ½ cup butter, softened

• ½ teaspoon vanilla

• ½ cup honey

DIRECTIONS:

1. Whip softened butter by itself until light and fluffy.

2. Add vanilla and honey gradually.

3. Beat for again until desired consistency- the fluffier

the better!



Honey and Lemon

Thyme Cake

The subtle minty flavor of fresh thyme and perfume honey

makes the cake smell absolutely divine.

INGREDIENTS:

• ½ cup clarified butter

• ½ cup honey

• 2 eggs

• 3 tablespoons milk

• 2 cups flour

• 1½ teaspoon baking soda

• ½ cup sugar

• 1 tablespoon thyme leaves

• for the syrup

• 3 tablespoons honey

• few thyme leaves

• ¼ cup water

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat the oven to 176C / 350F and oil an 8-inch

bundt cake pan.

2. Whisk flour, baking soda, sugar and thyme leaves in

a bowl.

3. In another bowl, whisk clarified butter with 2 eggs

until it’s smooth. Then, add honey to it and give it

another whisk. Pour this wet mixture to the dry ingredients

bowl and whisk. Next, add milk and whisk

it again.

4. Pour the cake batter to the oiled bundt cake pan

and bake it for about 50 minutes or until the cake is

cooked through. Insert a knife or a toothpick and if it

comes out clean, it’s ready.

5. Allow the pan to cool down and then flip it on a cake

stand or a plate.

6. For the syrup, add honey, water and thyme leaves

in a saucepan. Give it a stir and allow it cook for a

couple of minutes.

7. Drizzle the warm syrup on the cake and serve.



Brie,Apple,and

Honey Croustini

This easy appetizer only takes 15 minutes to make and

will be the star of any party!

INGREDIENTS:

• 1 baguette, cut into 1/2 inch slices

• 1 jar apple butter

• 6 ounces brie (I use Murray’s brie)

• 2 large apples

• Squeeze of fresh lemon juice

• 1/2 cup candied pecans, chopped

• Honey, for drizzling over crostini

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. P

2. Spread apple butter on one side of the baguette slices,

about 1-2 teaspoons per slice. Place the baguette

slices on a large baking sheet.

3. Slice brie into thin slices and place on top of each

crostini. Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for

5-7 minutes or until brie is melted.

4. While the crostini is in the oven, cut the apples into

thin slices, removing the core. Squeeze lemon juice

over the apple slices to keep them from browning.

5. Remove the crostini from the oven and top with

apple slices. Sprinkle candied pecans evenly over the

crostini and drizzle with honey. Serve immediately.



Honey Roasted

Fennel Carrots

Fragrant fennel, golden honey, and crushed pistachios

give these colorful carrots a decidedly Mediterranean

twist. Purple, gold, and red rainbow carrots make for a

beautiful presentation, but if you can’t find them, use

regular orange ones.

INGREDIENTS:

• 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, toasted and coarsely

ground

• 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

• 1 lb. (500 g) rainbow carrots, trimmed

• Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

• 1 tablespoon honey

• 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar

• 1 tablespoon crushed unsalted roasted pistachios

DIRECTIONS:

1. Place the ground fennel seeds in a bowl and stir in

the olive oil. Let steep for 30 minutes.

2. Preheat an oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the carrots

on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle the fennel-infused

olive oil over them. Season lightly with

salt and pepper. Roll the carrots around to coat

completely with the oil, then arrange in a single

layer. Roast until the carrots are tender and lightly

browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey and

vinegar. Drizzle over the carrots and turn to coat

them. Sprinkle the pistachios on top and roast until

the carrots are nicely caramelized, about 5 minutes

longer. Serve warm. Serves 4.



Spicy Honey Lime

Chicken Thighs

Boneless skinless chicken thighs cook up quickly and are

finished in a delicious garlic infused sauce that’s sticky,

sweet and spicy, with a tart citrus tang from the lime

juice!

INGREDIENTS:

• 4 cloves garlic minced

• 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce

• 1/4 cup honey

• juice of 1 lime, about 1 1/2 tablespoons

• pinch of salt

• 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

• 2 teaspoons Sriracha dry seasoning, more or less to

taste (or substitute your favorite seasoning blend)

• 1 3/4 to 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs

(about 8 thighs) (chicken breasts work well too but

need to cook longer)

• 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

• 1/4 teaspoon crushed chili pepper flakes (optional)

• chopped fresh parsley for garnish

• sliced lime wedges for serving

DIRECTIONS:

1. Combine the garlic, soy sauce, honey, lime juice, salt

and black pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine,

set aside.

2. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken thighs with the dry

Sriracha seasoning blend.

3. In a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat,

add the olive oil and heat until shimmering. Once

the skillet is hot add the chicken thighs in a single

layer. Cook the chicken until browned on both sides,

4-5 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to medium

and add the garlic lime sauce and cook the chicken,

turning and stirring occasionally, until done all the

through, 7-10 minutes. The sauce will thicken and

caramelize and reduce slightly.

4. Sprinkle the chicken with crushed chili pepper flakes

and parsley, if desired. Serve over your favorite

cooked pasta or rice. Garnish with fresh lime slices if

desired.



Honey Mustard

Asparagus Bacon

Bundles

If you are chasing time and wondering how in world you

are ever to going to catch up then you must put these

easy Honey Mustard Asparagus Bacon Bundles on your

menu. They would be perfect for your big Thanksgiving

dinner or even for your Saturday evening bbq.

INGREDIENTS:

• 1 1/4 lb asparagus

• 4 thick slices bacon

• 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

• 1 teaspoon honey

• 1 clove garlic minced

• 1 teaspoon dried chives

• 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

• 3 tablespoons olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Wash and trim asparagus; removing the tough

lower portion of the stem. (You will need to split out

the asparagus into four equal bundles). Wrap one

slice of bacon around 5-6 spears of asparagus and

place on baking sheet.

3. In small bowl combine red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard,

honey, garlic, chives and pepper. Whisk in olive

oil. Pour half of the mustard vinaigrette into a separate

bowl and set aside. Take remaining vinaigrette

and using basting brush baste asparagus bundles;

reserving half of it for halfway through the cooking

process. Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for 5-7

minutes. Flip bundles, baste and cook for 5 minutes

turning on the broiler to brown the bacon the

last 1-2 minutes of cooking. Stay close by as I have

always found broilers unpredictable.

4. Serve remaining honey mustard vinaigrette with

asparagus bacon bundles.



LEMON HONEY

Simplicity at is best - a seasoned salmon fillet with the

most incredible lip smacking delicious honey lemon sause.

And it’s super fast - if this Lemon Honey Glazed Salmon

takes you more than 8 minutes to make, you’ve overcooked

your salmon!

INGREDIENTS:

• 1/3 cup honey

• 2 teaspoons minced garlic

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

• 1 lemon

• 1 tablespoon dried parsley (of whatever herb you

fancy!)

• Salt and pepper, to taste

• 2 – 2 1/2 pounds salmon

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Line a baking sheet with two pieces of foil.

3. In a bowl, whisk together honey, garlic, olive oil,

white wine vinegar, lemon juice parsley, and salt &

pepper.

4. Place salmon onto foil and fold up the sides. Pour the

honey mixture, taking care to cover the entire salmon

and place a couple slices of lemon on top.

5. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon, covering

completely and seal the packet closed. Place in the

oven and bake until cooked through, about 8 minutes.

6. To serve, slide a spatula between the salmon and the

skin and it should slide right off. Cut the salmon into

serving portions. Serve hot or at room temperature.



Grilled Honey

Peaches

There is not a fruit more Southern than the sweet meat

of peaches! So grab a few and give ‘em the sear. They

grill up tender and dripping with flavor, perfect any ole

time of year.

INGREDIENTS:

• peaches halved with pit removed

• vanilla ice cream optional

• honey to drizzle

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat grilled cast iron skilled to about 350 degrees

Fahrenheit.

2. Place peaches on grill flesh side down for 4 to 5

minutes.

3. Flip for an additional 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Remove and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice

cream.

5. Drizzle with honey

6. Sprinkle with candied roasted pecans


CHEF PROFILE

Joshua H. Smith

Photos by Miranda Spivey

A new local chef brings different dishes,

flavors and ingredients to the Camden

food culture.

More widely known as LP, Joshua started his culinary

career at the ripe old age of 14. A native of Chicago, until

at 15 when he moved south to Florida. Starting as a prep

cook and dishwasher at the Italian-American club, he has

developed a knack for taking simple well-known cuisine

and adding an unexpected element of fun. While he does

love laughing at his own jokes he takes what he does very

seriously.

Most of Chef LP’s career has been in northern Florida

ranging from Corkys BBQ, Biscottis, Blue Grotto, and the

Blind Rabbit, which gave him a lot of creative freedom to

create interesting burger combinations as well as many beloved

entrees and wing flavors. He has worked with many

different styles and cuisines, allowing him to bend them in

new and exciting ways.

He sees an opportunity to bring different dishes and ingredients

to Camden, increasing the variety of local fare.

Chef LP enjoys spending his off days with his family - his

2 kids and Fiancée.

Favorite bands: Every time I Die, and Lucero

Favorite food: Linguine and Clam Sauce

Favorite movie: is Lucky Number Slevin


WEE PUB SOUTH


GUIDE TO

CAMDEN EVENTS

July

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

1

2 3 4 5 6

St. Marys Independence

Day Festival presented

by St. Marys Kiwanis

Club.

First Friday is a night

of fun in downtown St.

Marys. Enjoy music, arts,

and food.

National Fried Clam Day

National Anisette Day

National Graham Cracker Day

National Fried Chicken Day

7

8

National Postal Worker Day

9 10 11 12 13

National Chocolate with

Almonds Day

National Sugar Cookie Day

National Father Daughter

Take a Walk Day

National Pina Colada Day

National Cheer Up The

Lonely Day

National SimplicityDay

National French Fry Day

14

15

16 17 18 19 20

National Grand Marnier Day

21

National I Love Horses Day National Personal Chef’s Day National Emoji Day National Get to Know Your

Customers Day

22

The Pine Box Dwellers

hosted at Captain Stan’s

Smokehouse

23 24 25 26 27

Idle Hands hosted at

Captain Stan’s Smokehouse

Music in the Park at

the Waterfront Park St.

Mary’s Georgia with

The Bluff 5 Band

National Ice Cream Day

National Hammock Day National Grandma Day National Tequila Day National Hire a Veteran Day

National All or Nothing Day

Food Truck Saturdays where

St. Marys hosts 3 food trucks

each month on the St. Marys

Waterfront Park.

28

29

30 31

National Parent’s Day

National Lipstick Day National Cheesecake Day National Avocado Day



SEASON | DESIGN | LIFESTYLE | FOOD | ENTERTAINMENT | TRAVEL

Who Comes First, the Kids or the

Marriage?

Is your family out of order? Does your spouse come first, or do your kids take the

number one spot? Do you even know which should be the top priority in your

family? We’re here to tell you – whether your family is traditional or

blended – your marriage has to take priority over your kids.

We know that’s not an easy sell for most people. But children need to know that their parents love not only them,

but each other, madly love each other. Their sense of security grows as they see parents loving each other. To put your

marriage on hold for 18 years – or even one year – while you raise children is not only detrimental to your marriage, but

it is also devastating to your children. When the parental team breaks down, children become the biggest losers. They

lose their family, which is where they build their sense of security. When children don’t feel secure, their whole world

seems to unravel. No amount of baseball, dance, piano lessons or toys can make up for that kind of loss. Research shows

that marriage takes a hit when you have kids. According to an analysis of 90 studies involving 31,000 married people, the

drop in marital satisfaction after the first baby’s birth is a staggering 42% larger among the current generation of parents

than their predecessors. Satisfaction dips even lower – though only slightly – with each successive child. Studies also suggest

that one-third to one-half of new-parent couples experience as much marital distress as couples already in therapy

for marital difficulties. So, if you can’t seem to prioritize your marriage or spend money on dates for yourselves . . . do

it for your kids! And if you’re not sure how to start, we’re going to coach you with practical ways to be couple-focused

rather than child-focused!



NO MORE EXCUSES

Unfortunately in today’s society expectations

are high on parents. It’s not enough to raise a

nice kid; she’s got to be ahead of the developmental

curve and involved in arts and athletic

activities, too. Moms exhaust themselves

trying to keep up with the kids, and dads

feel the pressure to be more involved in their

kids’ lives. Well-meaning couples think,

after the kids are gone, they will get to be a

couple again. But by the time the kids are off

to college, so much distance has crept in that

couples hardly know each other, and divorce

becomes more and more appealing. If you are

thinking that you are doing the best for your

child when you put your spouse on the back

burner and your kids as number one, you are

sorely mistaken. The best way to protect your

children from these things is to keep your

marriage together. If you want to be the best

parents you can be, work to become the best

couple you can be. Perhaps your children

do not need to spend every waking moment

involved in a sport or hobby, it’s okay to say

no to some things and pick the best things

to say Yes to. If you are spending more time

as “mom’s taxi service” than building your

marriage, it’s time to reevaluate what really

matters.



Healthy

couples don’t

“find” the time

to be together,

they “make”

time to be to-


HOW DO YOU FILL YOUR TIME?

Now, we know that many of you already

are coming up with a list of excuses to

why you cannot find the time to spend

with each other. We’re here to tell you

that you can. Healthy couples don’t “find”

the time to be together, they “make” time

to be together. You may have convinced

yourself that you simply don’t have

enough time to schedule each other into

your day, or week but that’s not true. You

have the time to do whatever you want

to do. And if you don’t spend the time

with your spouse, you’ll fill the time with

something less important. Successful

marriages MAKE the time to invest in

quality time together, prioritizing and

scheduling a date night can help. Perhaps it isn’t neccessarily romantic to “schedule” time together but we all know if you

don’t add it to your calendar then it won’t happen. If you want something badly enough you’ll find a way, if not you will

find an excuse.

Parents need private time to continue to feel as though they are not only parents, but also partners in life. If you are

always pushing your spouse aside for time with the kids, you may want to consider what you’re teaching your children.

Spending time with your spouse not only draws the two of you closer together, but it also teaches your children that

marriage has to be our number one human relationship. You aren’t just raising kids, you are raising future husbands and

wives. When you change your perspective spending quality private time with your spouse will become a leading example

to your children of how they should also but their marriage first one day.

MAKING MARRIAGE NUMBER ONE

We want to challenge you to take some time to talk with your spouse about how you two can make your marriage a

priority. Pull out your calendars, and see when you can set aside time for just the two of you. Try setting a regular date

night. Even if it’s just once a month. Get your babysitter ready ahead of time, and figure out what you’d like to do. You

can take turns choosing the “date” activities. Make it fun, start dating eachother again!

If you need some ideas, check out our book 40 Unforgettable Dates with Your Mate. It includes some great ideas for planning

a date specifically for your spouse and to meet your spouse’s love needs! So, start today, and make your marriage a

priority by setting aside time alone for you and your mate!

Portions of this article were adapted from The Great Marriage Q&A Book, © 2006 and 40 Unforgettable Dates with Your Mate, © 2002 Dr. Gary and

Barbara Rosberg


EXPERT

ADVICE

LAYNE BASHOR, FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Your Financial

Advisor Can Do Some

“Life Coaching”

Life coaches – not surprisingly – strive to improve the quality

of life of their clients. And financial professionals essentially

embrace the same mission. So, if you decide to hire a financial

advisor, you should expect to receive some “coaching” as

you work toward all your important objectives, such as sending

your kids to college, enjoying a comfortable retirement and

leaving a legacy that can benefit the next generation.

What tips from life coaches might

you also get from your financial

advisor? Here are a few:

Move beyond your comfort zone. A trained and experienced

life coach can help you recognize your perceived limitations –

and move beyond them. For instance, if your new job requires

that you make many presentations, but you are nervous about

public speaking, your life coach may offer techniques to help

you get past this fear – to move you out of your “comfort zone,”

so to speak. This same scenario could play out in your interactions

with your financial advisor. If you happen to be a cautious

and risk-averse person by nature, you might be inclined to bring

those same traits into the investment arena. But a competent

financial advisor – one who truly has your best interests in mind

– will likely warn you that you will have trouble achieving your

financial objectives if you try to avoid all risk by sticking exclusively

with so-called “safe” investments, which do not offer

much growth potential. Instead, your advisor will help you incorporate

your risk tolerance, along with your time horizon and

your short- and long-term goals, to help shape an investment

mix appropriate for you. Such a mix may well include those

“safe” investments, but it would also contain a reasonable percentage

of growth-oriented ones.

Provided by Layne Bashor, Financial Advisor

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones

Financial Advisor. Member SIPC

Create a plan. A life coach can help you create a plan for your

future, taking into account your career aspirations, relationships,

hobbies, charitable activities and so on. And a financial

advisor will also take a “holistic” approach by looking at many

elements – including your age, income, family responsibilities

and desired retirement lifestyle – to create a long-term investment

strategy. Of course, you may need to adjust this strategy

in response to changes in your life, but it can still serve as an

overall map on your journey toward your financial objectives.

Identify and prioritize goals. A life coach will help you identify

and prioritize your life goals, whether they are personal or

professional. And your financial advisor can help you do the

same with your financial goals. For example, your goal of retiring

comfortably at age 65 may take precedence over your wish

to purchase a vacation home. As such, you will need to focus

your efforts first on the retirement goal, and then, if it appears

likely that you will meet that goal, you can devote the resources

necessary for your vacation home by the mountains or the sea.

You may even be willing to accept a lesser goal, such as renting,

rather than owning, your vacation residence.

All the usual reasons to invest

with Edward Jones. Plus one.

Now investors in Camden County

have one more reason to feel

confident about their financial

future. Contact Financial Advisor

Layne Bashor and experience

how Edward Jones makes sense

of investing.

Whether it’s self-improvement or

your financial future, you can

benefit from good coaching – so

take full advantage of it.

MKT-1943C-A

Layne Bashor

Financial Advisor

102a Lakeshore Dr

St Marys, GA 31558

912-729-2875

layne.bashor@edwardjones.com

www.edwardjones.com

Member SIPC


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Organize a

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FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS, AND

YOU’LL BE ON YOUR WAY TO PLOTTING

A COURSE TO BETTER HEALTH

Tired of walking alone? Looking for a new way to motivate

yourself and others to get your move on? Starting a walking club

is a good way to expand your workout group - and help many

people improve their heart health. Plus, it gives you another

good reason to get outside and enjoy the beauty of Camden. Our

county is rich with natural trails, boardwalks, and paths along the

waterfronts. Here are three easy ways to get your walking club

started this spring.



SEASON | DESIGN | LIFESTYLE | FOOD | ENTERTAINMENT | TRAVEL

STEP 1:

PICK YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE

Each walking club should consist of 5 to 15 members. But what

type of walker do you want to enlist? Maybe all are welcome, no

matter their age or fitness level. Or maybe you want to recruit people

with shared interests and other similarities. Consider these

target groups:

• Beginners

• Racewalkers, powerwalkers or Nordic (pole) walkers

• Mall walkers

• Seniors

• Singles or couples

• Parents with children in strollers

• Dog walkers

• Co-workers

• Neighborhood newcomers

• People with certain conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes

STEP 2:

SET A TIME

Pick a time that’s convenient for your walking club members and

you’ll get a better turnout at the starting line.

Time of day: Some people prefer to get their morning jolt from

a sunrise walk instead of a cup of coffee. For others, a tempting

snooze button may sabotage good intentions for an early morning

jaunt. Whether walks are scheduled for morning, afternoon, or

evening, choose a time of day that walking club members are most

likely to stick with. Also consider the time of year, it’s Georgia after

all, so depending on the time of year and time of day is going to

be a big factor with the humidity and gnats. Walks during summer

months may need a start time before noon and afer 3 pm. to avoid

the steamiest part of the day.

• How often to meet. Make sure your walking club meets at

least once or twice a week for close to a total of 75 minutes or

more of moderate-intensity walking.

• Weekdays or weekends. It may be easier for on-the-go parents

or people who work full-time to fit in weekend walks.

Retirees, on the other hand, may prefer to spend weekdays

with a walking club.

• Work around daily commitments. For a workplace walking

club, schedule outings at a time when there are no recurring

meetings. And for parents with afternoon nappers, mid-day

may be booked.

• Plan around a regular event. Start or end the walk just in

time for a existing event, such as a local farmers market or

children’s storytime at the library.

• Don’t forget about yourself. Make sure it’s a time you can

commit to as the walking club leader.


STEP 3:

SELECT A ROUTE

Whether it’s a park, a strip of forest or the streets outside your front door,

finding a great place to walk will keep walking club members coming back

for more. Just keep a few things in mind.

• Identify a path that’s free and safe. Use a park or area that is managed

and regularly maintained. A walk may not go smoothly if there are more

than a few bumps along the way. Some other must-haves: good lighting,

water fountains, and restrooms.

• Stay close to where people live and work. Choose a route near home

or office; walking club members are more likely to pop over for a walk

that is nearby or make a stop that’s conveniently on their way home from

work or school.

• Take the scenic route. Give members a walk with a view. Look for hiking

trails, waterfront walkways or neighborhoods with historic homes.

• Do a test walk. Size up the route at the time of day you plan to walk. A

peaceful test walk in the evening may turn out to be a hazardous endeavor

for a walk scheduled at rush hour. This is also a good time to pinpoint

the meeting spot and where people can park.

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