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2014-01-15 12:23:11

May event marks beginning of sea turtle nesting season, celebrates conservation efforts of Georgia Sea Turtle Center JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for one of Jekyll Island's most-popular traditions, the annual Turtle Crawl Triathlon and NestFest celebrating athleticism and ecology on this beautiful barrier island. It's the perfect time to start planning your family's "racecation" on Jekyll Island! (Photo:...

2013-10-22 12:24:22

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 34(th) annual Georgia-Florida Golf Classic will feature 18 former 'Dawgs and Gators serving as the event's official celebrities. The Classic will be held on Jekyll Island's three 18-hole golf courses, October 30-November 1. Nine alums from each school will play in the tournament and lead his alma mater to bragging rights. Celebrity players include Georgia's Rodney Hampton, Keith Henderson, Brandon Tolbert, Willie McClendon,...

2012-11-20 08:24:55

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Join us at the Historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel located off the coast of Georgia! We will be hosting our inaugural Comedy Weekend featuring two nights of nonstop laughter with nationally acclaimed comedians at the Morgan Center. Join us for a fun and funny weekend this winter. Friday, January 25th comedians include: MG Gaskin, Mike Armstrong, and Julie Scoggins. Saturday, January 26th comedians include: David Crowe and Ralph Harris. Jeff...

2012-06-21 10:25:22

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 2012 is a historic year to remember for the Jekyll Island Club Hotel on Jekyll Island, Georgia, as the renowned Four-Star Resort celebrates two historic milestones: the 125th Anniversary of the Jekyll Island Club, and the 25th Anniversary of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120621/CL28720) The Jekyll Island Club was originally built in 1886 as a winter retreat for America's wealthy elite. Restored to...

2012-04-16 10:24:31

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly constructed Jekyll Island Convention Center is the only oceanfront convention facility on the east coast south of New Jersey, a fact not lost on the building's design team. Throughout the 128,000-square foot building, hints of the coastal environment are found. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120416/CL88302) The natural green, tan and blue hues that make up the overall color scheme of the center reflect both...

2012-02-09 10:44:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The beloved Jekyll Island Arts Association's Annual Arts Festival combines with the allure of classic books, outdoor and garden antiques, nautical antiques, antique furniture and jewelry at this year's inaugural Art & Antiques Festival, March 9-11 in the Jekyll Island Historic District-Goodyear Cottage and the Morgan Center. The combination allows visitors to shop amongst thousands of items from yesterday and today! Show producers, Melrose...

2012-01-17 11:47:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jekyll Island will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of programs highlighting the experiences of African Americans on the Georgia coast. Special events offered throughout the month of February include living history performances, musical traditions, arts and crafts, and newfound discoveries. On Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 7:00pm a Civil War Living History event will feature the story of Susie King Taylor as portrayed by Sherrie...

2012-01-12 14:15:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Southeastern Regional Sea Turtle Network (SERSTN) has assembled an impressive group of sea turtle technology vendors and non-profit exhibitors for the group's February 1-4, 2012 inaugural meeting. Vendors will display all the latest technology and gear that every sea turtle scientist has on their wish list. Both sea turtles and sea turtle scientists depend on the day-to-day work done by countless volunteer groups throughout the...

2011-12-12 10:41:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 2012 will bring the Jekyll Island Club Hotel into an exciting new era. The hotel is celebrating 125 years of history and 25 years of hospitality. Celebrate with us as we journey through 2012 with specials and promotions all celebrating our milestone anniversaries. The hotel has partnered with the Jekyll Island Museum to put together an entire year's worth of promotions celebrating the history and heritage of the Jekyll Island Club...

2011-08-16 09:24:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Join us later this year or in 2012 for one (or more!) of the concerts we are offering in the second year of the Music and Merlot series. Concerts are presented by the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and the Jekyll Island Authority, benefitting the Jekyll Island Foundation. The Jekyll Island Foundation assists in preservation, conservation and education of the historical assets on Jekyll Island, a small barrier island off Georgia's southeastern...