Monthly Archives: February 2015

Post Office now open in Village Walk Pharmacy

By Lynn Lewis
The Landings Association

Residents now can handle most of their mail needs at the new full-service post office located in Village Walk Pharmacy.

The hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Post Office takes Cash, Checks, MasterCard, and Visa, and is equipped to handle everything with the exception of registered mail.

Jason Conley, owner of Village Walk Pharmacy said he is excited to offer this service to Landings residents and hopes everyone will come out and support the on-island post office.

“When Smith’s closed, we had so many people interested in an on-island post office, and we thought we’d give it a shot,” he said. “We would appreciate everyone using it as much as possible, as we were not able to get the same contract that Smith’s had and we want to make sure we can keep it.”

Conley said having an on-island post office is a wonderful convenience for residents but provides other benefits as well. “Having a post office here helps with marketing of The Landings,” he said. “When prospective residents inquire about amenities and services available, we once again can say we have an on-island post office.”

Lori Kilmer, who runs the Village Walk Pharmacy Post Office branch, said that since it opened in early January, it has been well supported.

“We’ve been busier with each passing day,” she said. “The only advice I can offer patrons is that if you have an international package, please fill out the customs form online and bring it in. Other than that, most transactions are super easy.”

Stubbins lab conduct winter 26-hour sampling program

On the weekend of January 24, the Stubbins lab conducted the latest “26 Hours on the Marsh” sampling program on the bluff at Groves Creek. the team collected water samples throughout two complete tidal cycles, during both the day and night. In addition to the Stubbins team, researchers from the University of Tennessee and Florida State University also joined the program.

The outdoor lab on the Groves Creek bluff.

The outdoor lab on the Groves Creek bluff.

Zac Tait, Thais Bittar, Rob Spencer (FSU) and Aron Stubbins prepare for a sample collection.

Zac Tait, Thais Bittar, Rob Spencer (FSU) and Aron Stubbins prepare for a sample collection.

Zac Tait collects a water sample from a skiff tied to the bank.

Zac Tait collects a water sample from a skiff tied to the bank.

Zac gets a hand from Thais climbing up the bank.

Zac gets a hand from Thais climbing up the bank.

Thais and Zac begin to process the water sample.

Thais and Zac begin to process the water sample.

Say ‘good bye’ Zac!

After a four-year stay at Skidaway Institute, Zac Tait has left to begin a PhD program at North Carolina State University.

Zac started at Skidaway Institute as a Savannah State grad student with Marc Frischer as his advisor. After graduating in 2013, he managed Aron Stubbins’ lab. He also filled in as a marine tech on the R/V Savannah. He was heaviliy involved in Marc’s Barrow, Alaska project and made several trips to Barrow. He also worked on two Groves Creek projects.

Zac and Lori and their two daughters.

Zac and Lori and their two daughters.

At NCSU he will be pursuing a doctorate in organic geochemistry funded by NASA. Zac and his wife, Lori, had two children during his stay at Skidaway, Iris (3) and Lanier (6 months).

“I will really miss the fishing at SkIO along with the staff and students,” he said.

Gray’s Reef NMS organizes “FareWhale Festival”

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary will present the second annual FareWhale Festival on Saturday, March 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Tybee Island Pier and Pavillion.

“We want people to come out and celebrate the end of the calving season for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale as they leave our coastal waters and make their way north off the coast of New England near Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary,” said Abby Murphy.

Visitors can experience the trials and tribulations these whales encounter in the right whale obstacle course; learn more about whales from experts and educators in the field; and enjoy live music and artwork from local artists. Other activities will include a guided beach walk on the shores of Tybee and a beach cleanup held from 10am-12pm.

More information is available at:
http://graysreef.noaa.gov
Contact: abbigail.murphy@noaa.gov

Farewhale Poster