A Better Hometown

April 17, 2010 by  
Filed under A Better Hometown

By Chantel Morton, Better Hometown Coordinator


Third Thursdays on Tybee Grassroots Arts Program continues this month.  This listener’s delight is brought to you by Tybee’s Better Hometown Initiative.  These concert series are made possible by the City of Tybee, Georgia Council for the Arts, the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs/Leisure Services Bureau and generous contributors.  In February, the VIGUBA Trio shared their string playing expertise with you.  On March 18th, Lauren LaPointe (and Bill DeYoung) amazed those that came out to the lot at Tybee Oaks to hear Lauren’s nationally recognized vocals.  April will be the final performance of this series and showcases young musical talent.

On April 15th Lacey Caldwell will amaze you from 5pm until 6pm at the Tybrisa / Strand Roundabout.  Lacey is an award winning teenage vocalist from Savannah Arts Academy and we are pleased she will perform for you. That’s right!  Tax Day this year will have a free musical performance while you are strolling around Tybrisa and The Strand.

Residents, merchants and guests are all encouraged to take advantage of this Listener’s Delight while enjoying the outdoors!  With support and assistance from a variety of sources, we hope to continue the outdoor music on Tybee and the awareness that Tybee Island is an inviting and thriving arts community.  For more information, visit http://www.cityoftybee.org/BetterHometownProgram.aspx.

Last July your Better Hometown Initiative hosted a “Community Visioning Workshop” for businesses and residents.  April 14th from 5pm – 6pm will be the NEXT Workshop.
Everyone is invited to receive an update about items on which the Board and each of the four-point committees have been working given the input received back in July 2009.  Your participation and continued input is crucial.  It will help the board update each committee’s workplan for the coming months and continue their positive work with the city to keep Tybee the whimsical paradise to live, do business and visit!

Remember, while you are out enjoying this island paradise, “Buy Local Tybee!”  There are many ways to enjoy Tybee.  Tybee’s varieties of natural and cultural experiences abound from the waterways to high in the sky.  Plus, Tybee has over 35 hot spots to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger, personal services just right for you and more than 30 shops to find everything you must have from whimsical art to sunscreen to deli meat.  It’s all right here on Tybee!

Please feel free to contact members of the Better Hometown Board of Directors or me with suggestions, concerns, or to help.  Contact information for the Board can be found on the link to the Better Hometown Initiative from the City of Tybee Island’s homepage.

Keep enjoying the whimsy of Tybee!

Better Hometown Coordinator
City of Tybee Island, GA

Tybee’s BHT Vision Statement (adopted 4-14-09):
To improve the quality of life for those that live, work and visit Tybee Island through a healthy business corridor andenhance the cultural experience while preserving the community’s barrier island heritage. The Mission of the Tybee Island Better Hometown Program is to: 1. facilitate efforts to revitalize, redevelop and enhance the business corridor; 2. create a sense of place and improve the quality of life for residents, business owners and visitors using the Main Street Four Point Approach; 3. encourage quality economic growth and development while preserving Tybee Island’s unique architectural heritage; 4. support and encourage the arts as a cultural endeavor and economic engine on the Island.

Don’t miss the 2010 “Community Visioning Workshop,” Wednesday, April 14th, 5pm – 6pm, City Hall Auditorium

Better Hometown Board of Directors: Cullen Chambers, Judy Malins, Stephen Palmer, Monty Parks, Shirley Sessions, Dick Smith, Peggy Stone, Patricia Miller Wann, and John Yarbrough.

Visit: www.cityoftybee.org/BetterHometownProgram.aspx.

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