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A special report on food accessibility issues in Savannah and what’s being done about them | 8

The girl from Oz: Chatting with Sick Puppies bassist Emma Anzai | 19

A review of the musical The Last Five Years at Muse

Leonardo DiCaprio in Christopher Nolan’s dreamy Inception | 27

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sponse singing and percussive handclaps. When: Wed. July 21, 6 p.m. Where: Second African Baptist , 123 Houston St. , Cost: Free, open to public

Film: Jesse James meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (USA, 1966)

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and Horror genres finds the outlaw hiding out in the castle of one of Dr. Frankenstein’s relatives. When: Wed. July 21, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5

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nah writers will present specially commissioned new work. Authors include Zach Powers, Chris Berinato, Catherine Killingsworth, Alison Niebanck and Rushelle Frazier. When: Thu. July 22, 7 p.m. Where: RPM Autoworx, 1694 Chatham Parkway Cost: Free, open the public

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There are far too many people volunteering to get tased these days. You can’t pick up the Savannah Morning News anymore without seeing a picture of some officer or official happily on the receiving end of some recently purchased taser. Last week, the esteemed daily’s readers were treated to a picture of a couple of area police officers getting tased by colleagues. The choice of photos was odd: As one of us in the office mentioned, both officers appeared to just be getting a good tickle. I guess that was the point. The Chatham County Commission began this misguided game this past February when County Manager Russ Abolt made the front page getting tased for the cameras. The message then, as now, was that getting tased is just good, clean fun. There seems to be a serious disconnect here (pun intended) in terms of sheer news–awareness, not to mention in general empathy. All

this cuddly propaganda of your friendly neighborhood officials volunteering to get tased — to show how harmless, even thrilling it might be for your friendly neighborhood cops to tase you and include you in the fun — comes hot on the heels of several recent outrages involving misuse of tasers, both locally and nationally: • On Tybee Island, three officers resigned and Chief Jimmy Price was suspended after the tasing of a young autistic man. • In Lumpkin County, Ga., two officers resigned after being caught on video repeatedly tasering a third–grade teacher — essentially using it as a torture device — who ironically had called them to respond to a prowler.

• In Oklahoma, an 87–year–old woman hospitalized and on oxygen was tased by cops who claimed she acted in an “aggressive” manner — while in her hospital bed! • In Massachusetts, an off–duty cop got into an argument with another off–duty cop — and tased him. • And of course there’s the taser–related incident involving a young Oakland man who was shot in the back point–blank while handcuffed and held down by other officers. The shooting officer avoided a straight-up murder charge because he insisted he thought his Glock was his taser! Are you detecting a pattern yet? If you do, you’re one step ahead of your local daily paper. Tasers are serious business. They’re not toys, they’re not funny, and there are far too many of them being used in the wrong ways. Until the track record of their use is cleaned up from such egregious incidents of misuse, tasers should be investigated, not glorified, by the media. cs

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With Historic Grayson Stadium literally in my backyard (I can see their fireworks from my back steps) a Savannah Sand Gnats baseball game last Saturday night promised a few hours of kicked-back visiting, some snacks, a little party music, and an iced diet soda or two. Kind of like dropping by a neighbor’s front porch on a summer evening, but with 2,694 other people joining in. Watching baseball is the stated motive for every Sand Gnats game. This year, until June 20, the Sand Gnats were something to watch, taking the South Atlantic League Southern Division championship for the first half of the 2010 season. But the goal of the Sand Gnats is to train baseball players for better teams, so after their divi-

sion championship, eight team members were promoted. Going into Saturday’s game, a mostly new swarm of Sand Gnats was 10 – 12 for the second half-season, and the record of our opponent, the Greenville Drive, was 14 – 8. The deck was stacked against the home team, but win or lose, the Sand Gnats organization made sure we were entertained. “Something for everyone” must be the motto of the Sand Gnats marketing team. How else to explain the scheduling of a Cub Scout/Boy Scout father-son night followed by a campout on the field, on the same night as a Live Wire Music Hall-sponsored pre-game rock band, a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in July (including green draft beer and “Gnatty St. Patty” T-shirts), and post-game fireworks sponsored by KIX96 radio?

Left, ‘St. Patrick’s Day in June’; right, Gnate the Gnat

An elementary-school girl opened the game with the national anthem, straining in places but hitting every note. Before or between each inning, something happened on the sidelines, or on the office-building-sized video screen at center field. We cheered contests, sang

birthday songs, and watched the PeanutButterJellyTime video while the teams switched sides. Both teams had some great moves, including double plays, a stolen base and decent pitching, but my vote for best athlete goes to Gnate the Gnat, the Sand continues on p. 7

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Gnats’ mascot. He raced a four year old around the bases during an early inning break. He walked the stands constantly, high-fiving and hugging kids. Mid-game, ground crew members interrupted their task smoothing the infield clay and joined Gnate at second base to perform a two minute choreographed routine to “Stayin’ Alive,” with John Travolta style hip thrusts, footwork and boogie hand rolls. After the game, Gnate and an expanded grounds crew (they call themselves The Gnaturals) eased through The Village People’s “YMCA.” During the eighth inning stretch, Gnate led the crowd in singing “Sweet Caroline,” a clever trick for a bug who doesn’t talk. Our group chose to watch the game from a spot near the top of the stands, behind home plate and within range of a monster sized ceiling fan churning out a steady breeze. For three hours there was plenty of conversation in our group, but somehow, the real world didn’t follow us into the stadium. There was no discussion of Tuesday’s primary election, no talk of the President, the Tea Party, the economy, the cap on the oil spill. The closest brush with reality a was a video montage of deployed soldiers from the Third Infantry Division singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch. Despite a Sand Gnats error in the first inning that cost us a run while I was still in line to buy peanuts, the home team kept hope alive with a hit here, a run there. By mid-game the Gnats had two runs against Greenville’s four. In the bottom of the ninth inning, we got a man to first on the first pitch, but two minutes later the game was over, Greenville winning 4–2. We stayed for the fireworks, five minutes worth, yet just the right amount. We oohed and aahed at the finale, then walked across Daffin Park, under a half moon, past lines of cars leaving the parking lot. At Washington Avenue the last of our Grayson Stadium porch party broke up and it was back to the neighborhood, back into the real world. cs


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It’s been a year since the issue of food access became part of the larger local dialogue about improving community health, following a visit to town by food accessibility consultant Mari Gallagher. While there have been improvements since then, there’s still progress to be made. At the heart of the discussion is a question about how the city’s built environment plays a role in the food choices made by individuals, and how those decisions affect health outcomes for individuals. “The more the Healthy Savannah Initiative delves into these issues of the

built environment, it all kind of melds together,” says Jenny Payne, Citizens Office Director with the City of Savannah and a member of the Healthy Savannah Initiative’s Nutrition Committee. “We know there are things we can do on the local level to improve access to healthy foods and safe physical activities.”

Centered around buzzwords like ‘food deserts’ (areas without access to nutritional foods), national interest in the issue has been piqued over the last five to ten years, driven largely by ongoing realizations about the obesity epidemic. The solution is more complicated than selling more veggies, though. It requires a look at the city’s infrastructure, as well as economic and educational opportunities. While the problem is complex, it could also create a wave of opportunities with potential to re–invigorate the viability of local and regional agriculture as well as create jobs within the city.

Striking imbalance In July 2009, Gallagher came to Savannah to conduct what she refers to as a “Level One Food Assessment,” analyzing food accessibility in various neighborhoods and scoring them using an equation comparing distance to healthy food options (like grocery stores) versus the distance to “fringe food” establishments like fast food. What she found was that Savannah has a serious food imbalance. Many citizens have easier access to processed foods than anything nutritious. “Once you understand the lay of the land, which is what we did last year

Breaking ground In what will represent a major improvement in the food access landscape, on July 22, the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority, City officials and Food Lion will celebrate the groundbreaking of a new grocery store on MLK Jr. Blvd., which will provide better food options along the westside of town, one of the areas identified by Gallagher as having an imbalance. In October of last year, Food Lion also opened a new location on East DeRenne Ave., another area cited by Gallagher, and according to her data maps, one of the largest unbalanced tracts in the city, which stretched along the east side from the river south beyond DeRenne. The geographical location of grocery stores might be something that most people would take for granted, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a major component to food access. A USDA report about food access published in 2009 states that there are 2.3 million people who live more than one mile from a grocery store and without adequate means of transportation. While increasing the number of grocery stores will help on the local level, many food advocates would also like to

see a more homegrown solution as well.

Growing season â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can grow so much food in such a small space,â&#x20AC;? says Kelly Lockamy, the founder of the Savannah Urban Garden Alliance (SUGA). â&#x20AC;&#x153;There would be no food shortage in Savannah if all the empty lots were farmed by the neighborhoods that surround them.â&#x20AC;? Last spring, Lockamy founded SUGA to formalize her passion for gardening into something that might positively impact the community. So far, she has helped develop three community gardens, one on Tybee, another at the Starfish CafĂŠ, and the newest, the Growing Edge garden at the West Broad Street YMCA. Although Lockamy has a green thumb, her mission is not to drive around town farming plots scattered through various neighborhoods. Her goal is to help organize the structure of the gardens, making the startup process easier for those involved and ensuring the garden survives in the long term. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I organize the gardeners and hold meetings,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to get the organizational structure in there so that the garden will survive the coming and going of different people.â&#x20AC;? Lockamy is a strong believer that community gardens offer a lot more than just savings on grocery bills via armloads of fresh produce. They represent a multiâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;faceted solution to the issues being confronted by the Healthy Savannah Initiative. Gardens arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just about healthy eating, they are an opportunity for exercise and a chance to get to know your neighbors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not just out there growing fresh fruits and vegetables, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also providing an opportunity to teach and educate and interact,â&#x20AC;? says Payne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a gathering place. People start to talk and get educated about what makes a healthier community.â&#x20AC;? Even with the incentive of eating better and saving money, Lockamy has found that it can still be difficult to rouse community involvement for gardens because of the hard work involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to make a garden,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hard part is finding people that want to participate in that garden, work it and produce their own food.â&#x20AC;? For those that are willing to put in the work, the benefits are tangible, and for growers with particularly green thumbs, there could be potential to sell vegetables locally as well. continues on p.10

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with Mari, then opportunities for resolving the food deserts can be sought,â&#x20AC;? explains Payne. Gallagherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report was not the final chapter in the issue, more the beginning of another phase. The report gave food advocates concrete geographical data on where their efforts needed to be focused. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The data from Mari Gallagherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report says thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an imbalance. Many people already knew that,â&#x20AC;? says Bethany Jewel, the chairperson for the Healthy Savannah Initiativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nutrition Committee, a group of about 15 volunteers seeking to improve food access in Savannah. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seeing it visually and having that as a tool is important to convince people and raise awareness.â&#x20AC;? Since the release of Gallagherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report in October 2009, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been progress made in several places across the city â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not only to improve access to nutritious foods, but also to engage citizens in conversations about their food choices and the effects they might have. That progress has come about thanks to a mix of public and private efforts, including the Healthy Savannah Initiative, the Savannah Local Food Collaborative, the Savannah Urban Garden Alliance and a national grocery retailer.

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Left, Kelly Lockamy and friend help begin a community garden; right, a workday at the garden lot across from Starfish Cafe; inset, the future site of a Food Lion on MLK

Buy local The farmers market at Forsyth Park is in the midst of its second season, after relocating there from the Starland District in 2009. Managed by the Savannah Local Food Collaborative (SLFC), it has played a major role in improving access to organic, locally grown food downtown, as well as providing a valuable outlet for local and regional farmers to sell their goods. Last August, thanks to a partnership with Step Up Savannah and Wholesome Wave Georgia, the market, which runs every Saturday morning from April through November, has been part of a grant program that doubled the buying power for customers using food stamps

— matching their purchase dollar for dollar. To date, the market has the highest participation rate for food stamp customers of any participating markets in the state, according to Kristen Russell, owner of the Sentient Bean and one of the guiding forces behind the SLFC. For Russell and SLFC founder Teri Schell, improving access to locally grown foods is an important step toward improving the city’s collective diet. “The closer you are to the source, the fresher it is when it gets to your plate and the more nutrients there are,” Schell explains. Beyond the nutrition, in an age where large scale food production has lead to outbreaks of e coli and salmonella from meats and produce alike, locally grown

foods also improve food security. “People have been so removed from what they eat for so long, they don’t have any idea where it comes from,” adds Russell. “If you have a personal relationship with the person who grows your food, then I believe there’s a good chance that grower is more responsible... instead of the corporate system where there’s no responsibility.” Russell and Schell both chose to become advocates for local food because it’s an issue that has a lot of personal meaning for them: Russell comes from a small farm and Schell’s grandmother grew food as well. Their dedication has paid dividends — literally and figuratively. They have watched as people have gotten excited about food, and also helped create part

time work for young people. “There are kids that have been helping us and the farmers out. They’re taking home vegetables and cash for working,” says Russell. “That’s improving their family’s health. It’s not a giant number that we’re talking about, but it is making headway.” The success of the farmers’ market represents progress when it comes to food access, but increasing the number of farmers’ markets across the city isn’t a standalone solution to the problem. There have to be people who are buying goods at the markets, and correspondingly, there has to be farmers who have produce to sell. “You can have more farmers’ markets but if no one is coming to them, then it’s not really helping,” says Schell.

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The other green economy Discussions about the “green” economy have focused largely on renewable energy production, but locally, there may be opportunities to create a more viable distribution model that connects farmers with markets — creating jobs and allowing the farmers to focus on growing produce and increasing yield, rather than on selling their goods. “A big issue is support for the farmers with distribution. If they’re sitting at the market, those are hours they’re not out in the field,” Jewel says. “Maybe we can think creatively as a community about how can we get someone to be that distribution agent so the farmers can continue growing?” Bernetta Anderson’s West Bay Market program may be on the verge of finding

those principles to everyday life.” Expanding on the model being pioneered by Anderson and the West Bay Market youth program could be one of the most comprehensive solutions to a variety of problems at their root – creating jobs and encouraging physical activity and healthy eating habits.

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Finishing the sign at the Growing Edge Community Garden near the May Street Y

an answer to that question. In April the West Bay Street Farmers’ Market, a project of the Ivory Bay Community Development Corporation, became the newest addition to the local produce scene. While part of its mission is to help provide nutritious foods in an underserved area, its goals for community development run much deeper than healthy eating. “It’s an urban agricultural project where we’re creating jobs for teenagers,” says Anderson. “We have an organic garden that they’re putting together out back and there’s a compost operation.” Although they are just now working on building gardens, they have plans to sell produce from those gardens at the farmers’ market. In the meantime, the program is engaging area youth, and providing much needed jobs for teens from across the city.

Every Friday, Anderson takes a group of young people out to Promised Land Farms where they have learned how to choose tomatoes, okra, watermelon and other produce, which they then sell at the market the following morning. “They give some strange looks when they find out we’re going to the farm,” she says. “Once they get out there, they’re laughing and saying it’s fun.” During the rest of the week, the kids are working on planning and building the garden beds, as well as studying organic farming and composting. One recent learning experience came from seeing how mathematics is applied to laying out the garden beds. “They’re learning a skill – to plant and grow food,” says Anderson. “They’re using some skills they should have for school so when they’re wondering why they’re studying fractions or geometry they can see how to apply

There’s no simple solution to food access and nutrition, or the associated struggles against obesity and diabetes. “Fringe food” establishments can’t — and shouldn’t — just be pushed out of communities using crafty zoning restrictions. The key is to balance the options conveniently available to people and then provide education about the long term effects of dietary choices. Solutions must also be localized though, and some efforts will need be adopted and adapted by individuals in specific neighborhoods on a case by case basis. “I can guess what the issues are in a neighborhood, but until you get out and talk to the people who live there you’re not going to be able to know that,” says Jewel when asked what Healthy Savannah hopes to see happen in food imbalanced neighborhoods. “What we may perceive, as outsiders, is the issue, may not be the issue at all. Although issues of food access and nutrition won’t be easily changed, within the long–term solutions there are opportunities that have the potential to improve the community as a whole. If we are what we eat, we just need to eat a little better, and we need to make sure that everyone has space at the table. CS To comment email us at

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As awesome as the local food movement might be, it’s only going to get as far as local agricultural infrastructure can carry it. Several people noted that growth of farmers markets will be limited by the total number of farmers able to participate at any given time. “There has to be more farmers and we don’t necessarily have that right now either,” Schell adds. While the shortage of local farmers might seem like an obstacle, for Bethany Jewel it’s a matter of perspective. She sees the possibility that there could be more farmers markets than farmers as an opportunity, not a problem. For those people who are interested in community gardening, it represents an opportunity to take their goods immediately to market. “We have a time where you have more demand than you have supply,” she explains. “It’s an opportunity.”


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‘I’ll plead guilty to drunk in public’

Police were called by an anonymous party reporting that they had been harassed by a man in the area of W. Gwinnett St. and Stiles Ave. Police had been dispatched to the area earlier in reference to a disorderly subject. Upon arrival the first time, they found a man yelling loudly and drinking beer near a bus stop. Once he saw the officers, the man quieted down. He denied that the beer on the ground near him was his. An officer poured out the beer and the man was advised not to be drinking in public in that area. The man then asked why the officers had poured out his beer. He was checked for warrants and then let go. When officers returned the second time, they found the man in the same spot, still yelling. This time, he had a paper cup in his hand that smelled strongly of wine. He was placed under arrest for public

drunkenness, open container and disorderly conduct. While being transported to CCDC, he stated “I’ll plead guilty to drunk in public, because I’m drunk.” • Officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress call. The victim said he had returned home after receiving a call from his home security company saying that his back door had been breached. When he arrived, he saw a strange car, parked between his house and the neighbor’s. There was a young man standing by the car, which was idling, and when he saw the homeowner he ran off. There was a second man who ran off soon after. Police canvassed the area and found both suspects. One of them was in possession of the key to the car that was parked between the houses. The car had been reported stolen earlier. Both men were charged with burglary and transported to CCDC. One had six outstanding warrants in Chatham County. • A woman called police to report that her ex–boyfriend, who she had a restraining order against, had showed up at her house with a gun. While police were headed to the scene, they spotted a man who fit

the description and was acting very nervously. The officers attempted to make contact with him and he began to run. One officer pursued him on foot, while other followed in the cruiser. The officer stopped the man several blocks away. The officers conducted a search of the area and found a gun he had tossed. The arrestee denied having the weapon and then began speaking rapidly, asking for his mother. The man said he “fit description, and I knew why y’all was coming,” when asked why he ran. He then told officers that he bought the gun from a guy, and then changed his story after further questioning, saying that he found the gun behind some nearby houses. He told officers he lied about buying the gun “because it sounded good.” When they arrived at the residence of the woman who called the police, she told them that the man they’d arrested was not the suspect, her ex–boyfriend. It was a coincidence that he happened to have a gun and was wearing a similar outfit to the suspect. He was arrested for carrying a

concealed weapon and fleeing. • A woman called police to report a flim– flam. She told officers that a man came to her house to provide pest control services and when he had finished, she advised him that she could not leave the house to get his money. She gave the man her bank card and authorized him to get $300.00 from the ATM. The man returned and said that he was not able to get any cash from the ATM. She called the bank and they informed her that $300.00 had been withdrawn. She called the man while the police were on the scene and he said that the ATM showed a message saying that the transaction could not be completed. He then left he bank. The bank told the woman that she would need an incident report in order to proceed with checking who withdrew the money. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020

I’ve been reading about clean coal technology—in particular, coal gasification and its use in power production. Everyone touts the clean emissions consisting of CO2 , which gets sequestered underground, and water vapor. But what about the other by-products, such as sulfur, nitrogen oxide, and ash? What about trace metals such as mercury, lead, and uranium? Remember, coal gasification isn’t new technology—gas companies are still cleaning up the sites of old “town gas” plants contaminated with dangerous chemicals such as xylene, toluene, and benzene. What becomes of all this stuff? —Paul O’Brien, Chicago You seem to know a lot about this, Paul, but I fear a salient point has eluded you. The big problem with clean coal isn’t dealing with all those dirty byproducts. Rather, it’s getting rid of the stuff you’re calling clean. If you’re a coal exec, promoting your industry’s product is no simple proposition. On the one hand, coal is a cheap, locally abundant energy source. On the other, it’s filthy. (It’s also dangerous and environmentally destructive to mine, but one thing at a time.) In part because of the filth factor, coal has never been high on anybody’s list of cool energy technologies. Witness town gas. To make it, coal was converted via heat into hydrogen and carbon monoxide, which was then piped to homes and businesses to power lamps, stoves, and furnaces. A major drawback: the process left vast amounts of coal tar and other crud to dispose of. Much of this could be sold, but a lot was buried in hopes that someone else would deal with it later. Between 1889 and 1950 more than 1,500 U.S town-gas plants produced 11 billion gallons of tar, about a quarter of which wound up as waste. When natural gas became widely available after World War II, it chased town gas out of the market. Coal gasification got another chance when electric utilities seeking to comply

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with environmental regulations at their coal-fired plants came up with an improved technology called integrated gasification with combined cycle (IGCC). Coal is heated to produce gas, as with town gas, but here the stuff is burned on the spot in a turbine, which spins an electric generator. The hot exhaust from the turbine is then used to create steam, which spins another turbine, which makes more power (hence “combined cycle”). Currently two full-scale IGCC plants are running in the U.S.; cleaner and more efficient than previous systems, the process is seen as the new hope for coal. The latest iteration of IGCC is the FutureGen project, proposed by a public-private consortium. Touted as “the world’s first near-zero emission coal-fueled power plant,” it’s set to be built (pending federal approval) at Mattoon, Illinois, at a cost of nearly $2 billion. The project’s backers claim they can deliver 99 percent sulfur and ash removal, 90 percent mercury removal, and low nitrogen oxide production. Plus—and this is what gets everybody’s attention—the plant supposedly will capture carbon, too. Controlling the toxic pollutants should be doable; the techniques involved are fairly well understood, if pricey. The coal’s sulfur content will be converted to hydrogen sulfide and ultimately to marketable elemental sulfur. Mercury will be captured in a bed of activated carbon, which will then be landfilled or reprocessed to extract the mercury for storage or sale. Lead, arsenic, and other heavy metals will be removed by water scrubbing and captured in the plant’s water-treatment system. Ash will be captured as molten slag or light fly ash and landfilled. Ideally the leftover chemicals you mention will be safely burned off in the combustion process. Unfortunately, all that’s the easy part. More challenging will be the stated goal of capturing 90 percent of FutureGen’s carbon dioxide, which is a clean emission only if we can figure out what to do with what we capture. The most serious problem may be running out of planet. Opinions vary on how much CO2 we can stuff underneath the U.S.: while some say as much as 14 trillion metric tons, Department of Energy researchers estimate it’s more like 3.5 trillion. Even the lower figure should be plenty. If we were somehow able to capture 90 percent of all the CO2 produced by U.S. coal power plants annually, theoretically we’d have enough room to store 2,000 years’ worth. CS

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memory, forcing her to constantly re-learn her life. According to a June While the morbidly obese struggle profile in London’s Daily Mail, that with their health, those who eroticize includes Ian’s convincing her that the massive weight gain are capturing stranger in her bed every morning is increased attention, according to a her husband, which he does by showing July ABC News report. Commercial her their wedding photographs. and personal websites give full-bellied • An April National Geographic TV “gainers,” such as New Jerseyan Donna special tracked “Silvano,” an Italian man Simpson, and their admiring “feeders” for whom sleep is almost impossible. the opportunity to express themselves. He has “fatal familial insomnia,” making Simpson became a 602-pound media him constantly exhausted, and doctors sensation in March, when she began believe he will eventually fall into a fatal offering pay-per-view video of herself dementia. Only 40 families in the world to an audience of horny feeders. Wrote are believed to carry the FFI gene. another gainer-blogger, “Lately, I’ve • Cleverest Non-Humans: (1) Wild been infatuated with the physics of my elephants recently rampaged through belly ... how it moves with me.” When parts of Bangladesh, and according he leans to one side, he wrote, “I feel a to the head of the country’s Wildlife roll form around my love handle.” One Trust, those super-intelligent animals sex researcher called it a “metaphor of “are quick to learn human strategies.” arousal.” In the end, though, as a mediFor example, he pointed to reports that cal school professor put it, “The fetish elephants (protecting their migration may be in our heads, but the plaque is corridors) routinely swipe torches from going to be in (their) arteries.” hunters and hurl them not randomly but directly at the hunters’ homes. The Entrepreneurial Spirit! (2) Recent research on the “cat virus” • The dating website BeautifulPeople. (toxoplasma gondii) acknowledges that, com, supposedly limiting its reach to be viable, the virus must be passed in only to the attractive (though claiming rodent feces but can only be hosted in a 600,000 members worldwide), ancat’s stomach -- and thus that the “toxo” nounced recently that it would sponsor tricks the rodents to overcome their a companion egg and sperm bank for its natural fear of cats and instead, amazmembers to sell their essences for a fee. ingly, to entice cats to eat them. ScienHowever, as managing director Greg tists are now studying whether, when Hodge told Newsweek in June, homely human dopamine goes haywire, such as customers were welcome. “Initially, with schizophrenia, a toxoplasma-gonwe hesitated to widen the offering to dii-type phenomenon is at work. non-beautiful people. But everyone • The Trials of the Cricket-Sex -- including ugly people -- would like Researcher: Biologists from Britain’s to bring good-looking children into the Exeter University who set out to study world, and we can’t be selfish ....” the sexual behavior of field crickets in • The video company EA Sports a meadow in northern Spain reported sells sports games based on real-life in June that they set up 96 cameras and professional leagues, with its bigmicrophones to cover a population of gest moneymaker “Madden NFL 11,” 152 crickets that they individually idenwhich allows joystick-using “coaches” tified with tiny, numbered placards on to compete with each other based on their backs (after DNA-swabbing each actual pro football players’ abilities. In one). Publishing in the journal Science, June, EA Sports announced a new they claimed the study is important touch of realism: Just as football in helping us understand how teams “scout” opposing players, “climate change” will affect EA Sports will sell joystickers Is the oil well habitats. complex “scouting reports” on still capped? the talents and tendencies of Career Downgrades their fellow joystickers. (1) In May, Jim Janson, a 20-year veteran “carny” (who Weird Science ran the games of chance at • Life Imitates a Drew Canada’s traveling Bill Lynch Barrymore Movie: Michelle Shows), graduated from the Philpotts of Spalding, England, law school at Dalhousie Univerand her husband, Ian, and their sity in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and two children have adjusted, since has set out on his new calling. (2) a car crash 20 years ago, to her Downgrade Cut Short: Eduardo anterograde amnesia, which, Arrocha, whom News of the every day, robs her of short-term

Weird mentioned in 2008 when he was “Eak the Geek,” the “Pain-Proof Man” at New York’s Coney Island Sideshow (eating light bulbs, putting his tongue in a mousetrap), completed his firstyear studies at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan but decided not to return and said he would concentrate on publishing his poetry.

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Things looked grim for Carlos Simon-Timmerman, arrested by U.S. border agents in Puerto Rico while bringing an “underage-sex” video home from a holiday in Mexico. The star of “Little Lupe the Innocent” looked very young, and federal prosecutors in April called an “expert witness” pediatrician, who assured the jury, based on the girl’s underdevelopment, that she was a minor. However, Simon-Timmerman’s lawyer had located “Lupe” via her website, and she cheerfully agreed to fly in from her home in Spain with her passport and other documents to prove, at a dramatic point in the trial, that she was 19 when the video was made. Simon-Timmerman was acquitted.

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(1) Austin, Texas, police issued an arrest warrant in June for Jose Romero, who they say robbed a Speedy Stop clerk after demanding money and menacingly pointing to his waistband, which held a caulking gun. (2) Steven Kyle took about $75,000 worth of merchandise from Cline Custom Jewelers in Edmonds, Wash., in June, but as he left the store, employees shouted to passers-by, several of whom began to chase Kyle. Kyle dropped his gun and the jewelry and fell to the ground. (Kyle later revealed he had only one lung.)

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(1) Police in Houston said the man killed when he drove his 18-wheeler into a freeway pillar on July 6 was part of a two-man scheme to defraud an auto insurance company. Police said it was the other man who was originally scheduled to drive but that, citing the “danger,” he (wisely) backed out. (2) Inmate Carlos Medina-Bailon, 30, who was awaiting trial on drug-trafficking charges in El Paso, Texas, escaped in July by hiding in the jail’s garbage-collection system. Medina-Bailon’s body was found later the same day under mounds of trash in a landfill. cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE



In the manner of the much–imitated GWAR, here’s one of the best gross–out comedy punk bands around. It’s pronounced “Green Jell-o,” but the band got sued by Kraft Foods way back when, so the spelling was changed. Props, masks, silly costumes, theatricality and generally wacky offensiveness. This show also includes Miss Wendy, and Savannah’s own “soundtrack soundscape” group, Sinister Moustache. Listen & learn: greenjelly. At 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 21 at the Wormhole Bar, 2307 Bull St. $6 advance, $10 day of show.

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“My tunes are about as dark as they come,” says Chris Porter, who fronts this Alabama–based alt–country aggregate. “It’s not all pretty and sunny down here, and my songs are going to end the way they have to end. As a songwriter I’m not scared to write about death, and as a southerner I’m not scared to speak my mind.” Hot damn! This is country, gospel and punk, raucous and uncompromising, and they have a brand–new CD out called Broken Hearts and Bad Decisions. Sons of Bill open. Listen & learn: At 11 p.m. Friday, July 23 at the Jinx, 127 W. Congress St.


Bottles & Cans joins forces with the smoking hot dancers from Cairo on the Coast for “Blues & Bellydance” Saturday, July 24 at Tantra Lounge. This is the first event in the big city–wide benefit for ailing Rhythm Riot vocalist Lori Stuart – the big day is next Thursday, July 29, when well over two dozen local performers and nightclubs will raise money for Stuart’s mounting medical expenses... Singer/drummer Cody Dickinson, a charter member of North Mississippi All–Stars, will be at the Live Wire Aug. 26 with his fabulous Hill Country Revue ...

William Fitzsimmons

William Fitzsimmons’ songs live in that shadowy place between waking and dreaming, when thoughts and memories briefly tango before going their separate ways in the night. His lyrics are poetic and intimate, and they’re married to music that’s both ethereally elusive and structured like brittle bones. Fitzimmons, who’ll appear Saturday, July 24 at the Wormhole, is often compared to that light–touch lothario Sufjan Stevens, but I think that’s just too easy: While Sufi’s songs are often lyrically obtuse, even playful at times, Fitzsimmons usually seems to be aiming for the heart. He doesn’t overdo the xylophones, accordions or singalong choruses, either. They both whisper, however, as much as they sing. But Fitzsimmons – who creates acoustic soundscapes featuring the liberal use of gentle electronica – just wants you to feel what he’s feeling. You might have heard his songs “Passion Play” and “Please Don’t Go” during crucial scenes on the series Grey’s Anatomy, and on other TV dramas including One Tree Hill and Brothers & Sisters. His 2008 album The Sparrow and the Crow was written about the end of his nine–year marriage. Song titles include “Please Forgive Me,” “I Don’t Feel it Any More” and “You Still Hurt Me.” “I don’t know that I believe in a rainbows–and– puppy–dogs love,” he told an interviewer. “I’ll make an effort to write with more joy. Hopeful and uplifting songs. But sanguine and melancholic, that’s just my outlook. Even on the best day you might stub your toe.”

Born in Pittsburgh to two blind parents, Fitzsimmons grew up in a home where sound – particularly music – was integral to communication. His parents had an assortment of guitars, pianos and other instruments, and introduced young William to the music of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, among others. For many years, armed with a Master’s degree in counseling from Geneva College, he worked as a mental health therapist, and only began recording his songs during graduate school breaks. This experience, he once said, helped him immeasurably as a songwriter. “When you communicate something, the more garbage there is, the harder it is to get to the heart of it. There needs to be a precision in language.” Saturday’s show will open with a set from Israel–born, New York–based singer/songwriter Rosi Golas, who had a tune on the soundtrack of the recent Nicholas Sparks weeper Dear John. Listen & learn:, CS At 10 p.m. Saturday, July 24 at the Wormhole Bar, 2307 Bull St. $12.



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The Train Wrecks: Eric Dunn, left, Markus Kuhlmann, Jason Bible and Stuart Harmening

Channeling his restless energy has always been a tightrope walk for Jason Bible. As a kid back in Colleyville, Texas, the headstrong future frontman for the Train Wrecks was hell–bound to turn himself into a professional soccer player, and nothing was going to interfere.

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Ah, but fate dealt him another card. When he heard Bob Dylan – specifically, “The Times They Are A–Changin’” — he cashed in all of his athletic chips. “I was kind of a serious individual at that time,” Bible says, “but I saw that as something that I had to do. I said ‘I’m going to get a guitar, and a harmonica, and that’s what I’m gonna do.’ “I felt like I wanted to say something instead of kick something.” Bible, who’s 33, has been doing little but making music ever since. In their five or six years together, the Train

Wrecks have become the hardest–gigging band in Savannah — the four musicians are playing somewhere, either together, individually, as a duo or as a trio — just about every night of the week. In music–biz speak, the Train Wrecks is an alt–country band, cut from the same cloth as Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown, Steve Earle’s Dukes or any number of artists who play countryish music, double–timed, with big drum beats and snarling electric guitars. But that’s a 2D definition, as is Bible’s

Back in the saddle Since the end of 2009, the Train Wrecks have been assembling — whenever they happen to have some time off — at Elevated Basement Studios, where they’re recording their second CD, provisionally titled Saddle Up and Ride, with co–producer Miles Hendrix. It follows 2007’s Whiskey and War. “We’ve really wanted to make another record,” bassist Eric Dunn explains. “After we made the last one, we took all the money and just kept it ourselves. Didn’t re–invest back into the studio. And we didn’t write any new songs for a while. It took us a while to get back to it. It’s hard for all of us to get together at the same time.” Many of the new songs, including “Tennessee Mare,” “Hang Me High,” “Fortune and Fame” and “Head For the Hills,” have been in the band’s live sets for over a year. “Not to take anything away from the

tunes on the first record, I think these songs as a whole are a lot stronger,” says Stuart Harmening, who plays dobro, slide and lead guitar and the occasional banjo. “We’ve had more time to really develop them. I’d only been playing with the guys a few months when we cut that first record.” In fact, each member will have songwriting credits on the new album. Many of Bible’s tunes were co–written with his longtime lyric collaborator, Atlanta–based Dave Williams. The mesmerizing “Cold Stone,” for example. “We wanted to use ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ as a template, and write a southern kind of song that you could pull out of a piano bench after the Civil War,” says Bible. “And we got close. “‘Tennessee Mare’ came about when I said to Dave, ‘Let’s do a spin–off of Tennessee Stud’ and write a story.” The characters in his songs are raw, strong–willed and determined, like Jason Bible himself. “A lot of bands are writing about heartbreak,” he offers. “Ryan Adams covered that, man. And Paul Westerberg. Hank Williams covered it! I like writing about hope. “I think as I grow older, and the band matures and we all go through this thing together, the music will get better. Every show, we get better. And that’s what we kinda strive for.” Guitar Town Born in Tifton, Eric Dunn was the first Train Wreck to arrive in Savannah, when he was in the first grade. The familial connection was strong – his grandmother was Sally Beaumont, one of Savannah’s most popular lounge pianists in the 1940s and ‘50s. Harmening’s “Song For Sally,” which will be on Saddle Up and Ride, is an instrumental tune dedicated to Eric’s semi–legendary grandma. As it turned out, Dunn was one of the first people Jason Bible ran into when he arrived from Texas, guitar case in hand, in 2001. Together they gigged at open mic nights and in beach bars; once, they were the opening act for a swingin’ evening of downtown Karaoke. They often played for burgers and beer. Kuhlmann, from Sumter, S.C., was the drummer for the Savannah rock band Hazel Virtue. He did his first show with Bible and Dunn on a whim, with no rehearsal. “I’d seen them play once,” Kuhlmann, who’s also a guitarist, a singer and a continues on p. 18

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songwriter, recalls. “They opened up for Hazel. So this one night I just showed up with my drum kit at that joint Capone’s, on the south side. We set up in the corner and just played. “It wasn’t like death metal or King Crimson, so it wasn’t crazy time signatures. It wasn’t like GAM. It was pretty straightforward music.” Kulhmann admits he was never much of a country fan, but by the time he met Bible and Dunn, he’d been listening to a lot of bands like Son Volt and Wilco, and doing some serious re–assessing. And just like that, the Train Wrecks were a trio. During the recording of Whiskey and War, Bible got a phone call from Stuart Harmening, who’d been assigned to write a “little blurb” about the band for the Savannah Morning News. “They were kind of new–ish at that point,” Harmening says. “So I went and checked them out, and I thought ‘Man! My dobro would sound awesome with these guys.’” A native of Birmingham, Ala., Harmening grew up around music – his dad was a bluegrass dobro player – and he was not only proficient on acoustic and electric guitar, dobro and banjo, he was relatively new in town and looking for the perfect gig. “Playing music live,” Harmening says. “is totally addictive, especially if you’ve had any sort of recognition. It’s like a drug, to be onstage and interact with people. You can’t get enough of it.” Still, Harmening — a schoolteacher who also coaches kids’ soccer — is the

one who’s most likely to miss performances on weeknights. “It’s kind of a weird mix,” he laughs. “I have be a sort of upstanding citizen on the one hand, and rock ‘n’ roll on the other side. I try to keep those worlds separate.” Tonight, the bottle let me down The last few years have not been without growing pains. Bible admits that his fondness for hard liquor nearly derailed the Train Wrecks before the Saddle Up and Ride songs ever got near the recording studio. “What’s changed for the band in the last year — and I think they would all agree — is that I put down the whiskey bottle,” he says. “For the guys, for my wife and for everybody in our organization, that’s been the best damn thing. Because I’m not having to hear on Monday how I pissed Eric off, or he quit, or I fired myself or pissed on the floor at Fiddler’s.” Bible remembers some performances that he’d just as soon forget. “By the third set,” he says, “I’ve had so many shots of whiskey I can’t strum. I think I’m strumming. I think I sound great.” Still, says Kuhlmann, “We’ve all had our moments. We’re not called the Train Wrecks for nothing.” To a degree, it was Bible’s all–encompassing passion for the music of his hard–living heroes that drove him to two–fisted drinking every night. In Jason’s early days in Savannah, Kulhmann recalls, “He would get a gig

and then lose it because he would just be so hammered. They’d have to carry him out of the bar, stuff like that. “I’ve had to carry him out, put him in the car, drive him home, lock him in his truck with the keys on the dashboard and leave.” Yeah, Bible says, “We all fell out. We’ve all turned green at our amps. Whether it’s too many gigs in a week, or just drinking five, six nights in a row.” Those days are over — although the boys will still knock back a beer or two during their late–night sets, Bible says he’s now gone 14 months without a sip of whiskey. “I learned that if this band’s going to be successful it hinges on me being present, and showing up to every show professionally,” he adds. “We’ve all kind of gotten to the point where we want the music more than we want the party. “We’re trying to put our best foot forward with every song and every show, and just make people see that you’re giving everything you have. If you’re having fun, they’re going to have fun, and you make them feel they’re part of what you’re doing.” cs The Train Wrecks With Josh Robert & the Hinges Where: Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. When: At 10 p.m. Saturday, July 24 Important stuff: This show is being recorded for a live Train Wrecks CD. Artist’s website:

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Born in Singapore in the spring of 1981, Emma Anzai spent her earliest years in Tokyo before her family relocated to Sydney, Australia. It was there that she met singer and guitarist Shimon Moore. Students at the same high school, they collided – literally – after discovering they’d both booked the same rehearsal room, for the same appointment time. So developed a fast friendship and a close musical bond, and with the addition of a drummer, the pair formed Sick Puppies in 1997. This resulted in the EP Dog’s Breakfast and the full–length Welcome to the Real World. As global interest in the hard–rock trio grew, Anzai and Moore accepted an invitation to pull up stakes and move the band to Los Angeles. Their Australian drummer was unable to make the trip, so once in L.A. the pair advertised (on Craigslist, no less) for a replacement. Former pizza delivery man Mark Goodwin got the gig. Sick Puppies music is loud, and fierce, and bookended by loose shards of punk and even metal. Still, it’s tuneful, memorable and immensely melodic. “All the Same” was a minor hit in 2006, “You’re Going Down,” from the band’s most recent album, Tri–Polar, is currently a favored song for televised wrestling shows. Then there’s “Street Fighter (War),” which bajillions of video game aficionados will recognize from Street Fighter IV. For all of Shimon Moore’s blonde good looks, impressive guitar chops and lead singing, it’s Emma Anzai – dressed in black, with spiked black boots, her long hair flying as she charges about the

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stage flailing at her bass guitar – that Sick Puppies fans are always talking about. The band performs July 26 at Live Wire Music Hall. Do you get sick of people saying “Wow, seeing a chick bass player totally rock out is so cool”? Emma Anzai: Not really. I kind of understand it. Because if you look around at bands I guess you don’t see too many women in rock. A lot of people have asked me that, and I hadn’t paid much attention to it until recently, but I guess there aren’t. And I guess there are certain reasons for that. You started out as a guitar player – why the bass for you? Did you just need a bass player when you and Shim got together? Emma Anzai: Pretty much. I started on guitar, all the basics, learning chords and strumming and all that sort of thing. And when I met Shim in high school, he played guitar and sang as well. And my main focus was just trying to start a band, so I was just “Right, well I’ll do the bass. After all, how hard can it be?” When you’re a kid, you kind of think that way. And so that’s how it started But then when I actually started to get into it, and started playing, I discovered the differences, obviously, between bass and guitar. I liked rhythm as well, so I loved the meld between guitar and drums. I do the rhythmic stuff on bass,

and the melodic stuff as well. Can you name the bass players you admired – those you listened to as you began to develop your style? Emma Anzai: Because we were growing up in Australia, we really didn’t have access to a lot of the stuff people have in the States. Also, back then the Internet wasn’t really as big as it is now, obviously. Growing up there, we just had videos and magazines and stuff. Silverchair was a big influence, they’re an Australian band. And then a band called Tree Trunks, a small band, they didn’t really do much. But they had two bass players and a drummer. And that was what actually made me get inspired to play bass, and to see what it could do. There was one guy who played the rhythm bass parts, the other guy had all these pedals and kind of played the guitar parts. So it was really interesting. After that, I asked them who they were influenced by, and they told me guys like Louis Johnson, and also Victor Wooten. Did you actually grow up in Japan? How did that work? Emma Anzai: My dad’s actually Japanese – I’m half Japanese. I sort of moved between Japan, New Zealand and Australia. I spend most of my childhood in Australia, and then I came back for the second time and that’s when I met continues on p. 20

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And then we sort of incorporated our own influences, like Silverchair, Rage Against the Machine, Green Day, that kind of thing. In that way, we developed ourselves. We knew we wanted to be a great live band, from the get–go. Tri–Polar is a bit more aggressive in parts than your early stuff. Was that a conscious effort to reflect the live show, ‘Let’s make this record a little harder’? Emma Anzai: It definitely was, yeah. We were always a heavy band at heart, I think. When we went out on tour with bands like Breaking Benjamin and Evanescence, we wanted to bring that out a bit more. Not to mention that when you’re out on the road for two years straight, you get a little angry anyway. So that kind of came out in the writing, I think. It happened naturally. CS Sick Puppies With Janus, It’s Alive Where: Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. When: At 7 p.m. Monday, July 26 Tickets: $22 advance, $24 day of show Online: Artist’s website:



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For Cathy, it’s the story of the last five years. For Jamie, it’s the next five years. The Jason Robert Brown musical onstage through this weekend at Muse Arts Warehouse is actually called The Last Five Years; it follows a busted romance from one perspective (Cathy’s) and the other (Jamie’s). The chronology is such that one starts at the end and moves backwards, the other moves forward from the beginning ... If that sounds a little confusing, it’s because playwright Brown has designed his two–person musical to keep the audience as off–balance as the characters in the story. Unless you’re keeping score, it’s sometimes hard to tell who’s looking back in anger, and who’s looking forward with the promise of a lovey–dovey future. Here’s how it works: Idealistic Cathy is a musical theater actress going from one audition to the other, and narcissistic Jamie is an author trying to sell his first book. They meet — somewhere in time — fall madly in love, get married and split after five years of up–and–down togetherness. It’s a full–tilt musical; there are only little snippets of dialogue. Cathy (Brittny Hargrove) and Jamie (Ryan McCurdy) alternate songs (they’re pretty much all solos) as the relationship goes up, and down, and up again. And down again. There are some lovely songs in Brown’s score, from big, Broadway–style ballads (“If I Didn’t Believe in You,” “Nobody Needs to Know”) to uptempo, poly–syllabic comedy numbers (“A Summer in Ohio,” “Shiksa Goddess”). At Muse, the live five–member band kept the tempo, and the mood, as each song came and went. The cello and violin were particularly nice touches. Too often, though, the music rang a tad too familiar — as if elements of Sondheim, Rent, Les Miserables and even Rodgers & Hammerstein had been

stitched together in a rather indistinguishable patchwork manner. Midway during many of the songs, I had forgotten what the character — Cathy or Jamie — was singing about. The melodies tended to evaporate as soon as I heard them. “No wonder this song wasn’t a hit,” I kept thinking. Fault the material, not the performers. Local stage veteran McCurdy once again proved he’s virtually without peer in musical theater range and emotion (his “The Schmuel Song,” as the couple celebrate their first Christmas together, was both funny and moving). The discovery here is Hargrove, who’s only been in two previous plays (she’s a voice and music education major at AASU). She has a magnificent voice, on opening night her delivery was impeccable (personal favorite: “Goodbye Until Tomorrow”) and she displayed a beguiling stage presence. Individually, both Hargrove and McCurdy deliver the goods — but in their few duet scenes (as the space/time continuum is being explored) they don’t seem to have a lot of chemistry together. That being said, The Last Five Years — directed by Kimmi Sampieri — is certainly worth your next two hours. Just don’t look at your watch — it might be running backwards. CS The Last Five Years is onstage at 8 p.m. July 22–24. Call (912) 341–9210


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Support the 21st Amendment From a humble little brewpub in San Francisco, some big beers were born. And today, the canned craft beers of 21st Amendment Brewery have begun landing on shelves In Savannah. The brewery’s name celebrates the constitutional amendment that repealed prohibition. Sadly, the enactment of prohibition was a tragic turning point for small U.S. brewers. Until then nearly every city of any size had one — or dozens — of little breweries that turned out beers favored by locals and relished as popular neighborhood watering holes. Still it took 75 years for small breweries, now referred to as craft brewers, to begin to exert a market presence across the US. Stringent state laws, many of which are still on the books, kept these new beers — usually of higher alcohol levels than big brew houses like Anhueser–Busch, Coors or Miller — at bay. California was on the leading edge of legislation that allowed micro breweries and craft brewers access to the market. Anchor Steam is a legendary pioneer of the movement, and has been joined by dozens of California brewers who enjoy nationwide distribution. 21st Amendment is one of those little breweries built on passion, commitment and dedication to the brewer’s art. You’ll find two beers from 21st Amendment – but don’t look for six–packs of bottles. Like Colorado’s Oskar Blues, 21st Amendment cans its beers! I tracked down this first pair, and here’s what I found: Hell or High Watermelon Wheat: At 5.5 percent ABV, this fruit–based session beer pours cloudy yellow – thanks to a bit of yeast tossed in before sealing. This “can conditioning” means you should agitate the can slightly before opening to distribute the yeast.

That same yeast consumes virtually all of the flavor from 300 pounds of watermelon used in brewing. Sure, there’s a hint of melon, but mostly a nice, bready and refreshing wheat beer. At 21st Amendment’s brewpub, the beer is served with a garnish of watermelon. I dropped a couple of pieces into the beer – ala a slice of orange in Blue Moon – and found it brings the melon flavor forward – and I was left with beer–steeped melon for a snack! Brew Free or Die IPA delivers its hoppy goodness at 70 IBUs (International Bitterness Units) and 7 percent alcohol. A staunch malt backbone supports its bold hops characteristics. Of course, you’ll pull out piney notes and citrus aromas and tastes – like any good IPA should deliver. At two blocks from the San Francisco Giants ballpark, these first Georgia offerings from 21st Amendment hit home runs. I’m anxious to take a swing at the other labels. A chilling development “My” Publix supermarket at 12 Oaks is undergoing a substantial remodeling and hasn’t overlooked wine and beer consumers in the process. A new customer operated wine chiller is tucked into an end cap on the wine aisle. Four different settings give your off–the–shelf wine purchase everything from a light chill to deep refrigeration in minutes. And, I’m happy to learn that store management is investigating the addition of a prominent end cap display for a wider selection of craft beer. The cold case bulging with big house beers, so having a good craft beer selection should capture more shoppers – many of whom have turned to the growing craft beer selection at area Kroger stores. cs

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La Comarca

The giant banner in front of this unassuming little Ogeechee Road restaurant sums it up: No Tex–Mex. It seems that Savannah’s growing Latino population has tired of the ubiquitous dried out rice and lava–hot pools of runny refried beans – and at least one place is fighting back. When my intrepid field researcher told me about La Comarca, I went slack jawed and stared in disbelief. Barely 24 hours later, we were loaded in the foodiemobile and winding out way south on Ogeechee Road for my first encounter. Sure enough, no Tex–Mex. What I did find was a wonderfully salty pork skin stew and slow cooked beef with strips of tender and spicy poblano peppers. And not a freakin’ burrito in sight! This is solid, heat–warming, back country cooking that clearly comes from heart. There is no pretense, no ceremony – just hearty, filling food – like empanadas stuffed with house made Chorizo sausage. Piping hot, home made corn tortillas are standing by to help push food from plate to fork. Baked or stewed chicken dishes looked awesome, but I was as stuffed as a bulging empanada. A ceviche of onions, lemon juice and cilantro was filled with plump mussels and bits of tender squid. Diners are left to their own level of seasoning – and a nice variety of hot sauces allows you to dial in your heat. There is no bar service, but an interesting selection of south–of–the–border soft drinks and fruit juices. And don’t leave without poking around the adjoining market. There you’ll find a small meat counter with house made Chorizo, a cool selection of smoked hot peppers and a varied selection of other dry goods and groceries for Mexican cooking, cowboy boots and the largest selection of Spanish language CDs and DVDs I’ve seen in the area. Buffet hours are 11 a.m.–6 p.m. 4811 Ogeechee Road/ 401–0039

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During my weekend in Decatur I had some great eats, including a wonderful meal at tapas restaurant The Iberian Pig. But a TV show caught my attention. Host Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” was cleaning barbecue pits at Gray, Georgia’s Old Clinton BBQ. The roadside family restaurant’s sign proclaimed “Best in Georgia.” I took that as a challenge. On the drive home Sunday, I exited at Forsyth and headed west some 30 miles where I didn’t have much trouble finding Clinton’s. The sign maker must not leave town much. The pulled pork was a combination of ground, pasty pieces and meager strips of pulled pork. The fairly spartan little sandwich was barely filling; a side of baked beans was run of the mill. The warm and welcoming stares –– not –– from locals added to a decidedly inhospitable experience. I suggest a sign change: “Clean Pit, Mediocre BBQ.” cs

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Taiwan Sublime — Four Taiwanese photographers capture Taiwan’s natural beauty, performing arts, spirituality and daily life in their home country. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery , 9 W. Henry St. , http://www. The Faces and Doors of Gaddi Tundi — Gordon Matthews shares a collection of photos taken in the Indian town of Gaddi Tundi, near Calcutta, where he spent time immunizing children against polio. Runs through July 31. Opening reception: July 9, 6pm. Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. , http://www. The Female as Spiritual Catalyst — A black and white photographic study by John Zeuli of woman as the spirit’s muse. Starfish Cafe, 719 E. Broad St. , http:// www.johnzeuliphotography. com/ Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography and Paris — Through vintage photographs, films, books, and period ephemera, Twilight Visions explores the city of Paris as the literal and metaphoric base of Surrealism during the 1920s and 30s. Runs through Oct. 10. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. , http://www.telfair. org/ cs

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The Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival returns to the Trustees Theater Sept. 17–19, with 33 environmentally–themed films chosen by a panel of judges. Ten student movies will also be screened. Two of the featured films, not surprisingly, focus on the ongoing oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. Jon Bowermester’s documentary SoLa, Louisiana Water Stories (Sept. 18) was an in –progress look at ocean, culture, economics and survival along the Gulf Coast, and he’s been feverishly re–editing it to include the Deep Water Horizon disaster. Recent SCAD grads Landon Lott and Tim Arnold’s film Skimming the Surface is also about the BP–induced environmental horrible–ness. Get the full screening schedule, and all festival details, at

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What would noted dream warrior Sigmund Freud make of Inception, Christopher Nolan’s first film since the eye–popping success of The Dark Knight? That’s impossible to say, of course, but personally, it left me absolutely giddy. And if “giddy” sounds like a rather juvenile word to use to describe such an astounding experience (I can’t imagine Freud would critique it in such terms!), that’s simply the fault of the picture itself, a moviegoing marvel with the ability to get cineastes intoxicated on the pure pleasure and the pure possibility of the medium of film.

Nolan, who’s been engaging audience intellect since the days of Following and Memento, has come up with another head–scratching one–of–a–kind, a movie that takes place on – and consequently works on – numerous levels. It’s so densely plotted that it occasionally loses the viewer, yet it’s so vastly entertaining that it’d hardly be a chore catching it a second time to fill in some pieces. Yet I suspect repeat viewings won’t be enough to nail this one down: Like 2001: A Space Odyssey, it’s both knotty enough and ambiguous enough to lead to conflicting opinions down the years. Besides, our dreams are open to different interpretations, so why not some of our movies as well? Offering any sort of synopsis is a risky business, since this is one of those pretzel–shaped pictures that rewards the unaware. Suffice it to say (and this is pretty much shown in the trailer) that in what appears to be the near future, it will be possible to enter other people’s dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is the best in the business of creeping into targets’ minds and extracting valuable secrets for which others will pay a hefty price. His latest customer, a businessman named Saito (Ken Watanabe), wants him to infiltrate the mind of a rival, Robert

Fischer Jr. (Cillian Murphy), but rather than extract info, he wants Cobb to try the near–impossible art of inception, i.e. planting an idea. For this assignment, Cobb cobbles together a crack team, including his dependable sidekick Arthur (Joseph–Gordon Levitt) and newcomer Ariadne (Ellen Page), who’s tasked with designing the various levels of the dream world they’ll be inhabiting. Yet while Cobb appears to have things under control, he’s repeatedly distracted by the unexpected presence of his wife Mal (Marion Cotillard), who keeps popping up while he’s on the job. To explain Mal’s connection would be to reveal too much, but she’s at the heart of one of the picture’s prominent themes, this one involving (to borrow from another dream expert, Salvador Dali) the persistence of memory. To back up his lofty ideas, Nolan has assembled a typical A–list of behind–the–scenes personnel, including Oscar winner Hans Zimmer (who delivers what might be his best–ever score) and a special effects crew that serves up some truly spectacular images (the incredible sight of a Paris street folding over on itself still takes only the silver when positioned next to Arthur’s weightless hotel–corridor fights). And Nolan also slyly borrows from the classics of yesteryear. It all adds up to a superb motion picture, one with the ability to infiltrate both our dream state and our waking life.

THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE It isn’t a Jerry Bruckheimer production if the movie doesn’t hit the ground running, and sure enough,

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice gets off to a frantic start with a whirlwind sequence in which reams of centuries–old back story and endless exposition are dumped on the audience’s collective head in order to quickly let the modern–day bulk of the movie commence. But as is often the case with the punishing producer, the prologue is so loud and frenzied and chaotic that I was ready to leave upon its conclusion, feeling as if I had already sat through an entire movie’s worth of bruising behavior. This penchant for creating faux–excitement simply by making everything blaring and calamitous is a specialty not only of Bruckheimer but also director Jon Turteltaub, who previously gave us two daft National Treasure movies (if you somehow haven’t seen that pair, they’re like 6th–grade versions of Raiders of the Lost Ark). This is basically more of the same, although unlike that twofer, this at least has the decency to clock in at under two hours. Nicolas Cage is miscast as Balthazar Blake, one of Merlin’s original disciples(!) who turns up in modern–day New York City after countless centuries searching for the Prime Merlinian (not to be confused with the Prime Meridian or even Optimus Prime), a novice wizard expected to eventually be about as powerful as Merlin was back in the millennium. Balthazar discovers that a geeky college kid named Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel, last heard training a dragon) is the object of his search, and he hopes that after providing the proper tutelage, Dave will be able to help him fight off another Merlin disciple: Maxim Horvarth (Alfred Molina), the Judas to Balthazar’s John. continues on p. 28





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Inspired in part by the delightful Mickey Mouse sequence from Disney’s 1940 Fantasia (there’s even a scene in which Dave battles dancing mops), The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is strictly standard action–fantasy fare, not too bad as these Bruckheimer boom boxes go. There’s some clever CGI trickery mixed in with the more lackluster effects, Baruchel is appealing in his limited way, and the jackhammer pace insures that there’s no time to get bored. But is any of it memorable? Hardly. I remember the contours of my theater seat better than I recall the particulars of this cinematic sleight of hand.

PREDATORS It may not have seemed like much at the time, but in retrospect, 1987’s Predator now stands as one of the better pictures on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s surprisingly underwhelming resume, behind only the first two Terminator films and Total Recall. Predators, on the other hand, won’t seem like the cream of anybody’s crop; instead, time will dismiss it as yet one more belated sequel

hoping to turn name recognition into cash value. An ’80s breeding ground for future governors (Arnold and Jesse Ventura) and a wannabe governor (Sonny Landham), Predator benefitted not only from powerful visual effects and brawny performances but also from the muscular direction by Die Hard’s John McTiernan, who worked over the streamlined storyline and brought it to rippling life. Director Nimrod Antal can’t manage to do the same for Predators, a flabby new variation on that most reliable of short stories, Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game.” Instead of Zaroff and his hounds, we get the title fiends and their hounds from hell, four–legged grotesqueries employed to drive the human prey out into the open. Here, the hapless earthlings, all imported to a distant jungle planet for the amusement of the alien hunters, include a humorless mercenary (Adrien Brody), an Israeli soldier (Alice Braga), a murderous convict (Walton Goggins) and the apparent wimp of the group, a meek doctor (Topher Grace). You know priorities are out of

whack when the film’s most interesting performer, Machete’s Danny Trejo, checks out waaay too early while the worst actor in the bunch, the perpetually hammy Goggins, is allowed to hang around. Laurence Fishburne, who I always assumed couldn’t give a bad performance, proves me wrong with a head–scratching turn as the only survivor of the predators’ previous hunting expeditions. And Adrien may have the Oscar, but he’s no Arnie, and he turns out to be a rather colorless action hero. Speaking of the action, which of course is the film’s raison d’ tre, it’s dutifully handled, but there isn’t much here that quickens the pulse or jolts the imagination. In fact, if there’s a central failing in Predators, it’s that true innovation is in desperately short supply. The film comes armed with memorable monsters and a workable premise (the hunters become the hunted), but by offering little more than one–dimensional variations of the original’s entertaining characters as well as basically duplicating its lush forest setting, this one qualifies as little more than a bungle in the jungle.

Despicable Me When James Stewart offers to lasso the moon for Donna Reed in Frank Capra’s classic It’s a Wonderful Life, it’s purely a romantic gesture. When Gru (Steve Carell), the star of the 3–D opus Despicable Me, plots to shrink the moon to a size small enough so that he can make off with it, it’s clearly to show that he’s the baddest dude around. After all, if a supervillain isn’t feared and respected, then what good is he? Despicable Me, one of those non–Pixar animated efforts that actually turns out to be good (happily, we’ve seen an upswing in the number of such worthy achievements, as evidenced by the likes of How to Train Your Dragon and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), is a witty, congenial lark that obviously won’t have the staying power of Toy Story 3 but serves quite nicely as a pleasing placeholder in the cinematic summer of 2010. Sweet–natured yet also avoiding the cloying sentiment that tarnishes any great number of toon tales, this finds Gru enlisting the aid of three oblivious orphan girls to help him one–up his


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her from Edward, largely by offering himself as a warm–blooded alternative to the pasty, ice–cold bloodsucker (their face–off leads to the movie’s funniest line, Jacob’s verbal smackdown of Edward while they’re sharing a tent with Bella late in the movie). Yet even Edward and his fellow vampires aren’t so eager for Bella to give up her life to join their ranks: In one of the film’s best scenes, Rosalie (Nikki Reed) relates to Bella the sad tale of how she became a vampire, without any say in the matter. (Another fine scene finds Jasper, played by Jackson Rathbone, sharing his back story, making me wish we could have spent more screen time on all the vampires’ origins.) As Bella struggles with her choices – vampire or human? Edward or Jacob? Coke or Pepsi? – other developments pose immediate threats to the Forks, Wash., community. The vampire and werewolf communities continue to snarl at each other’s collective throats. A series of slayings is taking place in nearby Seattle. The vampiric Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard) still seeks revenge. And the vampire overlords, the Volturi, have been snooping around for reasons unknown. Returning screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and new series director David Slade (Hard Candy) try to wrestle all this material into a coherent shape, with middling results. The inconsistent tone results in an opening act that’s lethargic; thankfully, the picture eventually hits its strides. There are a number of ingredients likely to earn titters, from some overripe lines to several of the characterizations; for my money, nothing’s more risible than the Volturi, who are supposed to be monster masters but come across as models for a new Goth fashion line. Yet for all the film’s flaws, there’s much that it gets right. The visual effects are better than in previous installments, and this allows the battle between “good” vampires, “bad” vampires, and werewolves to deliver the climactic goods when they count. (And thank God some studio idiot didn’t suggest converting this to 3–D, as every other movie seems to be these days.) Stewart again makes Bella a watchable heroine, and while Pattinson and Lautner may not reveal themselves as the most accomplished actors around, they’re nevertheless desirable for these roles, especially in the scenes in which Pattinson’s ethereal angst bounces off Lautner’s robust earthiness.

THE LAST AIRBENDER The live–action spectacle The Last Airbender is based on the animated Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender, and were writer–director M. Night Shyamalan really as brilliant as his admirers insist, he would have demanded that the studio retain the word Avatar in the title – that act alone could have added an extra $10 million to the coffers from ill–informed folks thinking they were going to witness a sequel to the James Cameron smash. Left to its own devices, though, it’s difficult to ascertain whether the picture will earn enough to warrant its planned sequels or not even make enough to allow Shyamalan to Super–Size his next fast–food order. The answer, I suppose, rests on how many parents will be dropping their children off at the multiplexes to catch a matinee. Because unlike most of the family–friendly films of today (especially those from Pixar), The Last Airbender has nothing to offer adults – this is strictly kid stuff all the way. That may not be the case with the source material, which has been enjoyed by viewers of all ages, but it’s unlikely anything here – beyond some of the special effects – will capture the imagination of anyone over 12. Those effects are occasionally excellent, and they’re the only things that provide any pulse to an otherwise poorly executed story of how one young lad, Aang (Noah Ringer), proves to be the only person in his world with the ability to control all four elements of air, water, fire and earth. His leadership is needed as the Fire Nation wages an all–out war against the other tribes; in order to restore balance and save countless lives (including his own), he teams up with Waterbender Katara (Nicola Peltz) and her brother Sokka (Jackson Rathbone, doing double duty since he’s also playing Jasper in the Twilight series). Shyamalan’s habit of giving himself choice roles in his own projects – which wouldn’t be a problem if he could, you know, act – mercifully ends here, since he’s nowhere to be seen on screen (of course, if someone needed to bend some hot air, he would have been perfectly cast). But focusing less on his thespian aspirations hasn’t helped his writing or directing prowess, since The Last Airbender is a clunky, soporific undertaking punctuated by some truly cringe–worthy dialogue. But maybe it’s a good thing pearls of prose weren’t wasted on this lackluster cast. CS


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Activism & Politics Chatham County Democratic Party

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Purrs 4 Peace

Three minutes of simultaneous purring by cats (and honorary cats) around the world, conducted online (Facebook & Twitter) each Sunday at 3 p.m. by Savannah residents Confucius Cat and his human Staff. Details at www.ConfuciusCat. Contact @ConfuciusCat (Twitter) or Acolytes of Confucius Cat (Facebook).

Savannah Area Young Republicans

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3rd I-D Adopt-a-Soldier Program

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Golf Tournament Benefit

The 20th Annual Vic Mell/Jim Walsh Golf Tournament takes place July 31 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Course. Registration begins at 7am, shotgun start at 7:45am. Proceeds benefit the Mell-Walsh Foundation, which helps qualified young men attend the Benedictine School.

Hope House of Savannah

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August 18th is Oatland Island Night with the Sand Gnats! Help Pack the Park! Oatland Island Wildlife Center will receive a portion of pregame night ticket sales. Tickets are on sale now at Oatland, Davis Produce, Sea Kayak Georgia and Tubby’s on River Street. Call 912-395-1500 for more info.

William Jay Society’s Monte Carlo Night

6th Annual Monte Carlo Charity Gala and Masquerade Ball at 7 pm in the Telfair’s Jepson Center. Wear your mask and black-tie attire to enjoy a glitzy evening of gaming, music, auction, gourmet food, and drinks. Tickets are $75 for museum members and $100 for non-members. For more info or to become a sponsor, contact Mikaela Green at 912-790-8869 or visit www.

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The Dept of Cultural Affairs is seeking artists to exhibit at the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in 2011. All media will be considered for solo or group exhibitions. Proposals should include a cover letter, resume, artist statement, 10-12 digital images of work to be considered; and SASE if the proposal needs to be returned. Deadline: Sept 24, 2010. For more info: or 912-651-6783.

Call for Artists

The 12th Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibit Call for Entries. Deadline: July 28th, 2010. Location: The Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN. Awards include a $500 Juror’s Choice Award, $500 Excellence Award and Merit Awards of $250, plus a Gallery Purchase Award TBD. For more info: asp


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Rape Crisis Center Incest Survivor’s Group

As part of its ongoing work with incest survivors, the Rape Crisis Center has built a cinder-block wall where incest survivors can throw plates as an anger management technique. In order to continue, donations of china are needed. Call 233-3000 to make a donation.

Short films wanted

The first annual Savannah Beach Film Festival will take place Oct. 2, 2010. The call for short films (under 20 min.) is open until Sept. 1. $20/entry fee per film. Application forms, and more info, available at Huc-A-Poos on Tybee. 912-786-5900.

Short films wanted

The first annual Savannah Beach Film Festival will take place Oct. 2, 2010. The call for short films (under 20 min.) is open until Sept. 1. $20/entry fee per film. Application forms, and more info, available at Huc-A-Poos on Tybee. 912-786-5900.

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Advance Directives Planning Workshop

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DUI Prevention Group

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, DWI, offenders, and anyone seeking to gain knowledge about the dangers of driving impaired. A must see for teenage drivers seeking a drivers license for the first time or teenage drivers who already received a license. The group meets once a month and the cost is $30.00. For more info: 912-443-0410.

English as a Second Language

We are tiny groups, 2-4 students. Learn English in a fun, relaxed way. We meet when you have time in a coffee shop downtown Savannah. Single meetings are available too. There is a small fee per class. call: 912-604-3281

Family Care Mediation

Mediation is a new way to find the best possible answers to families’ important quality-of-life and care questions. A safe place for respectful, civilized conversation resulting in an agreement that fits the family. The Mediation Center. 5105 Paulsen St. 912-354-6686 or

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register. Savannah

Fashion Camp for Teens

Over the course of a week, students (ages 12-15) will create fashion illustrations and inspiration boards, participate in daily fashion challenges, learn to knit and crochet, discuss career opportunities, explore accessory design, and more. July 26-30. $195/member, $255 nonmembers. Jepson Center for the Arts. 790-8823 or

Forensic Nursing

Candler Hospital will host Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training classes for interested nurses. This will be the only time this year the program is offered. Sept. 27-Oct. 1. Call the Rape Crisis Center for more info: 233-3000.

Free Financial Planning Workshop

Learn to take control of your financial future - including investing, saving for retirement and more. Program lead by experienced financial planner. August 14, 10:30 a.m. at Canaan Community Church, 2401 Elgin St. Free. To register call Trewana Adams at 695-4669; or online http://socialawarenessworkshop3.eventbrite. com/

German Language Classes

Have fun learning German with small groups of 3-6 students. Classes meet Monday & Thursday evening at the Sentient Bean. The choices are Beginners I or II, or advanced Conversational class. There is a small fee per class. I am a native professor from Switzerland. For more info: (912) 604 3281 The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave ,

Guitar, mandolin and bass lessons

Jazz, classical and rock with emphasis on reading and improvisation skills. Ardsley Park. 912-232-5987

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

The Housing Authority of Savannah hosts a series of regular classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. 1407 Wheaton Street. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri of month, 9-11am. Basic Computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1-3pm. Community Computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3-4:30pm. For more info: 912-232-4232 x115 or

Knitting Class

Knit your own scarf, hand-warmer or blanket. You choose your colors and what you like to knit. I teach you how to do it. We meet in small groups downtown Savannah. Meeting in a coffee

shop. There is a small fee per class. Please call my cell: 912-604-3281

Life Drawing

Life drawing workshop. Every Wednesday. 8-11pm. Bring something to draw on. Some supplies will be provided. $5/person. BYOB welcome. The Co-Lab, 631 E. Broad St. www.

Paint your heart out!

Rediscover the creative you! No artistic background required. All supplies provided. $35. per session. July 28, 6:30-9pm. Community Education Room at Hospice Savannah 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Email or call Linda Kennedy at 912-663-3373 to reserve space.

Raku Workshop

A variety of handbuilding, surface decoration and raku glaze techniques. All skill levels welcome. Sept. 13-19 at Wildacres Retreat Center. Cost: $315 for the workshop, firing & clay + $255 for room & board. For more info contact Judy Mooney: 443 9313 or

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

Offering a variety of business classes. Call 6523582. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street , Savannah

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

Be bilingual. Call 272-4579 or 308-3561. email or visit www. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Savannah Learning Center, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. , Savannah

Sculpture Workshop

Taught by Melisa Cadell of Bakersville, NC. Sculpting small portrait busts in clay, focusing on facial features and how they can easily communicate to the viewer. Intermediate to advanced skill levels are welcome. Wildacres Retreat Center, Aug. 23-29. Cost: $325 for the workshop & clay + $255 for room & board. For more info, contact Judy Mooney: 443 9313 or

Sketching and Painting Workshop

Workshop taught by Sandy Branam will combine water color washes with pen and inks to create depth, texture, and sparkle. Whether interested in landscapes, objects in nature or portraits you learn from this approach combining drawing & painting. Cost is $440. Room and Board is included. Wildacres Artist Retreat, Oct. 11-15, 2010. For more info, call Judy Mooney: 443-9313 or

Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training


This 14-week full-time program is designed to provide work training and employment opportunities in the food service industry, including food preparation, food safety and sanitation training, customer service training and job search and placement assistance. Call Ms. Musheerah Owens 912-234-0525 ext.1506 The Starfish Cafe, 711 East Broad Street , Savannah http://www.

Studio Painting Classes

Ongoing adult painting classes with artist Zola Delburn. Small classes for the beginner or intermediate painter. The classes are applicable to landscapes, still lives, abstracts, portraits, etc. Each session lasts 6 weeks, 1 class per week. $130. You are responsible for your supplies, except for easels. contact Zola Delburn at 912484-5800 or

The Work of Byron Katie

The Work of Byron Katie ends unnecessary suffering IF I do the worksheets. Looking for others who are interested in doing TW. I am a 2003 Graduate of the School for the Work with Byron Katie. Contact for more info or read “Loving What Is”

Transitional Parenting Seminar

Trained presenters with experience working with families in divorce will help parents learn to recognize the typical reactions of children and to develop skills to help children cope with their emotions. Monthly classes. 3rd Wednesdays, 1-5pm. 4th Saturdays, 9am-1pm. The Mediation Center. 5105 Paulsen St. 912 354-6686

Clubs & Organizations Asian American Women’s Group

For anyone interested in creating a community to support one another, to experience belonging and build friendships with a group of Asian American Women. The goal is to foster intergenerational dialogue between women ages of 25-75 on topics like family, expectations and being bi-cultural. Meets twice a month. Email for more info.

Buccaneer Region SCCA

is the local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America. It hosts monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. Visit http://buccaneerregion. org/solo.html.

Coastal MINIs

Local MINI Cooper owners and enthusiasts who gather on the first Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. to go on motoring adventures together. Visit Starbucks, Victory Drive and Skidaway Road , Savannah

Coastal Readers & Writers Circle

A Creative Writing and Reading discussion group that meets the 3rd Sunday of every month, 3:30-5pm at the new Savannah Mall Branch Library. Bring: Passages from any of your writing that you would like to read and passages from a book, publication, or production that you would like to share with the group. for more information

Vocal Coaching

Vocal coaching, sightsinging, eartraining and theory. Classical, jazz and pop. Adult beginners welcome. Ardsley Park and Wilmington Island. 912-897-6800

Volunteer 101

A 30-minute course that covers issues to help volunteers get started is held the first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The first Thursday, the class is at Savannah State University, and the third Thursday, at United Way, 428 Bull St. Register by calling Summer at 651-7725 or visit United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah http://

Yoga for Golfers

Two hour workshop designed to improve all aspects of your game. Extend your physical capacity for the game, breathing practices that will help you maximize your power and relaxation techniques to help keep you calm. July 31, 911am. $30/members, $35/others. 2424 Drayton St.

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Video & Comics

Liberty @ Bull • Downtown 236-5192 • Toys & novelties All DVD rentals $2.50 Extra day $1.25


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Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is the price of the meal. RSVP to 660-8257. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr , Thunderbolt

Low Country Turners

This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Hank Weisman at 786-6953.

Make Friends in Savannah

For anybody, every age, every race and nation. We chat, hang out, go to movies and more. Meet in a coffee shop downtown Savannah. A small fee covers the efforts of the organizer, a well educated, “out of the box” woman, who lived in New York and Europe. Call 912-604-3281.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. Call 786-4508. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. , Savannah

Moon River Chorus

Ladies’ barbershop chorus. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Call Sylvia at 927-2651 or Whitefield United Methodist Church, 728 E. 55th Street , Savannah http://www.whitefieldumc. com/

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Join other moms for fun, inspiration, guest speakers, food and creative activities while children ages birth to 5 are cared for in a preschool-like setting. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:15-11:30 am Call 898-0869 and 897-6167 or visit www. First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah http://www.

| Submit your event | email: | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 Old Time Radio Researcher’s Group

International fan and research group devoted to preserving and distributing old-time radio broadcasts from 1926 to 1962. Send e-mail to Jim Beshires at or visit

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. For a nominal annual fee, members will receive monthly training sessions and seminars and have weekly runs of various distances. Kathy Ackerman,756-5865 or Billy Tomlinson 596-5965.

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Savannah Art Association

The non-for profit art association, the Southeast’s oldest, is currently taking applications for membership. The SAA offers workshops, community programs, exhibition opportunities, and an artistic community full of diverse and creative people from all ages, mediums, and skill levels. Please call 912-232-7731 for more info.

Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Call 447-0943 or visit and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. , Savannah

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 308-2094, email or visit Savannah

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

Dedicated to pursuing adventures, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the Low country and beyond. Activities include sailing, camping, skydiving, kayaking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, and skiing, in addition to regular social gatherings. Free to join. Email savannahadventureclub@ or visit www.savannahadventureclub. com

Beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $40. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to

Savannah Adventure Club

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This non-denominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 655-0994.

A dinner meeting held the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St , Savannah

Savannah Fencing Club

Savannah Jaycees

Meeting and information session held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6pm to discuss upcoming events and provide an opportunity for those interested in joining the Jaycees to learn more. Must be 21-40 years old to join the chapter. 101 Atlas St. 912-353-7700 or www.

Jaycee Building, Savannah

Savannah Newcomers Club

Open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. Call 351-3171.

Savannah Parrot Head Club

Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out for the events calendar or e-mail Wendy Wilson at

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

Meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the First City Club. 32 Bull St , Savannah http://www.

Savannah Toastmasters

Helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

Savannah Wine Lovers

A sometimes formal group that also sometimes just gets together to drink wine. Visit http://

Savannah Writers Group

meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7pm at Books a Million to discuss, share and critique writing of fiction or non-fiction novels, essays or short stories. A meet-and-greet precedes the meeting at 6:30pm. Contact Carol North, 912920-8891. 8108 Abercorn St , Savannah

hAppy hour 2 x 1 all day, every day, all summer! Draft beer, mix drinks, margaritas, daiquiris, piña coladas & selected wines Live Music & Dance sat July 24th • 8pm & 9:30

Flamenco Del encanto Authentic Flamenco Dance, Music & Song

Downtown location For reservations, please call 912.844.6741

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Meets at the Savannah Mall at the Soft Play Mondays from 11-12 and Thursdays from 10-11. Activities include songs, stories, crafts, and games for young children and their caregivers. Free, no registration, drop-ins welcome. Call Trinity Lutheran Church for details 912-925-3940 or email KellyBringman@gmail. com Savannah Mall,

Southern Wings

Local chapter of Women in Aviation International. It is open to men and women in the region who are interested in supporting women in aviation. Regular meetings are held once a month and new members are welcome. Visit


Knitting, spinning and crocheting Monday and Tuesday from 5-8pm and occasional Sunday 2-4pm at wild fibre, 409 E. Liberty. Jennifer Harey, 238-0514. wild fibre, 409 E. Liberty , Savannah

Tarde en Espanol

Meets the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in different locations to practice spoken Spanish in a casual environment. 236-8566.

The 13th Colony Patriots

A Tea Party group that meets the 13th of each month at Logan’s Road House at 6pm. 11301 Abercorn St. Open to the public. Dedicated to the preservation of the United States Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. or call 912-5965267.

The Peacock Guild

A literary society for bibliophiles and writers. Monthly meetings for the Writer’s Salon are held on first Tuesday and the Book Club meets on the third Tuesday. All meetings start at 7:30 p.m. at meet at 207 E. Charlton St (Flannery O’Connor’s Childhood Home). Call 233-6014, facebook Peacock Guild or email for more info.

The Philo Cafe

A weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn St., each Monday. Anyone craving some good conversation is invited to drop by. No cost. For more info, email athenapluto@yahoo. com or look up The Philo Cafe on Facebook.

Theremin/Electronic Music Enthusiasts

A club for enthusiasts of electronic music and instruments, including the theremin, synths, Mooger Foogers, jam sessions, playing techniques, compositions, gigs, etc. Philip Neidlinger,

Tybee Performing Arts Society

meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the old Tybee school All interested, please attend or send e-mail to ried793@ Old Tybee School, Tybee Island , Tybee Island


Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356. Savannah

Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and Adult fitness dance. Styles include African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, & Gospel. Classes are held Monday through Friday at the St. Pius X Family Resource Center. Classes start at $25.00 per month. For more information call 912-631-3452 or 912-272-2797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail: abeniculturalarts@gmail. com St. Pius Family Resource Center,

Adult Intermediate Ballet

Mondays & Wednesdays, 7 - 8pm, $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. Class meets year round. (912) 921-2190 The Academy of Dance, 74 West Montgomery Crossroads ,

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Learn the rhythms of West Africa with instructor Aisha Rivers. Classes are held every Sunday - drums at 4pm, dance at 5pm Rhythms of West Africa, 607 W. 37th St. , Savannah

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Argentine Tango

Lessons Sundays 12:00-3:30. Open to the public. Cost $5.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. ,

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Instructed by Nicole Edge. Every Sunday, Noon-1PM, Tantra Lounge, 8 E. Broughton St., 231-0888. Every Thursday, 7PM-8PM, Fitness Body and Balance Studio 2127 1/2 E. Victory Dr., 398-4776 or www. The perfect class for those with little to no dance background. Cybelle has been formally trained and has been performing for over a decade. Tues: 6-7pm & Thurs: 7-8pm. Visit For info: cybelle@cybelle3. com or call 912-414-1091 Private classes are also available. Walk-ins are welcome.

Beginners Fusion Belly Dance

Every Tuesday, 6-7pm. If you have never danced before or have limited dance experience, this is the class for you. Cybelle, a formal bellydancer for over 10 years will guide you through basic bellydance and fusion Walk ins welcome. 15.00/class 912-414-1091 http://

Beginners Salsa Lessons

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Victorian Neighborhood Association

Meets every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Recreation Building. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary for this group. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Savannah

General meetings are on hiatus for July and August, but will resume Tuesday September 14 at 6pm, and continue on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at the American Legion Hall located at 1108 Bull Street. Committee Meetings will continue to be held during the summer months. For more info visit the VNA website at: Savannah

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African Dance & Drum

Offered Wednesday evenings 5:30pm & Saturdays 1pm. $10.00 per class. Packages prices also available. Contact Kelly 912-3984776 or Austin 912-704-8726

Meets first Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Vu at the Hyatt on Bay Street. If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right. Call 272-9830 or send e-mail to Vu Lounge at the Hyatt, 2 W. Bay St. , Savannah


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Ceili Club

Experience Irish Culture thru Irish social dancing. No partner or experience needed. Learn the basics of Irish Ceili dancing. 7176 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Mondays at 7:30 p.m. For more info email PrideofIrelandGA@

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Coastal Georgia Steppers is offering adult Chicago-style steppin dance classes every Sunday from 4:00– 6:30pm at the Tominac Gym on Hunter Army Airfield. All are welcome. Free admission; no partner required. For more info, send email to Robert.neal75@

Flamenco Enthusiasts

Dance or learn flamenco in Savannah with the Flamenco Cooperative. Meetings are held on Saturdays from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance. Any level welcome. If you would like to dance, accompany or sing, contact Laura Chason at Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St , Savannah

Free Swing Lessons

Every Thursday at Doubles Night Club (7100 Abercorn St.) Join the SwingCats for a free lesson at 7:30pm, followed by dancing from 8-10pm. No partner required. Drink specials.

Home Cookin’ Cloggers

Meet every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Nassau Woods Recreation Building on Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes are being held at this time, however help will be available for those interested in learning. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Savannah

Irish Dance Classes

Glor na h’Eireann cultural arts studio is offering beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up, Adult Step & Ceili, Strength & Flexibility, non-competitive and competition programs, workshops and camps. TCRG certified. For more info contact PrideofIrelandGA@ or 912-704-2052.

Islands Dance Academy Summer Classes

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Open classes for adults & teens throughout the week. Beginner and Intermediate Ballet, Zumba, Adult Tap, Pilates Mat and Belly Dancing. $12/class, except Belly Dancing, $15. Call for schedule. Islands Dance Academy. 115 Charlotte Dr. Whitemarsh Island (near Publix Shopping Center. 912-897-2102.

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany B. at 272-8329.

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Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912-354-5586.

Pole Dancing Class

For exercise...Learn dance moves and spins while working your abs, tone your legs and arms, a total body workout. Ladies Only! The only thing that comes off is your shoes. Classes every Wed. at 7:30pm. Call for details 912-398-4776 or visit Fitness Body & Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. ,

Salsa Classes

Learn Salsa “Rueda de Casino” style every Wednesday, from 6-7pm Beginner, 7-8pm Intermediate, at the Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Grace, 234-6183 or Juan, 330-5421. Delaware Recreation Center, Savannah

Salsa Lessons

Salsa Savannah offers beginner and intermediate salsa lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at several locations. For more info, contact:, or call 856-7323.

Savannah Shag Club

Shag music every Wednesday, 7pm, at Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. and every Friday, 7 pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr.

Shag & Beach Bop

The Savannah Dance Club hosts Magnificent Mondays from 6:30-11 p.m. Free basic shag, swing, salsa, cha cha, line dance and others are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered last two Monday’s. The lesson schedule is posted at Lessons are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. ,

Events Blue Star Museum Program

Free Admission for Military Personnel and Their Families. May 31-September 6. Telfair Academy, Owens-Thomas House, and Jepson Center will offer FREE admission to military personnel in order to show our appreciation for U.S. service members and their families. Must show valid military ID. For more information, visit

Free Concerts in Johnson Square

Every Wednesday and Friday through July 23, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Arts Ensemble team up to offer free concerts in Johnson Square from 11am-2pm. For more info:

Summer Steam Days

Take a ride on the passenger car powered by steam engine and experience a treasure from the past. $10 (regular adult admission). Runs

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The Armstrong Center

The Armstrong Center is available for meetings, seminars, workshops or social events. Classrooms, meeting space, auditorium and 6000square-foot ballroom. 344-2951. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah

Film & Video Psychotronic Film Society

Hosts weekly screenings every Wednesday, 8pm, at the Sentient Bean. Offering up a selection of films so bad they are good, cult classics and other rarities. For upcoming schedule visit:

Reel Savannah

Hosts screenings of critically acclaimed independent films from around the world at Victory Square Cinemas, 1901 E. Victory Dr. For schedule and more info, visit

Fitness A New Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

VING TSUN ( Wing Chun) is the worlds fastest growing martial arts style. Using angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against them makes VING TSUN Kung Fu effective for everyone. Call Sifu Michael Sampson to find out about our free trial classes 912-429-9241. 11202 White Bluff Road. Drop Ins welcome. Savannah

Belly Drills

Belly Drill your body with Cybelle. This is an intense dance workout utilizing basic bellydance moves. Geared to all levels of ability. Dance your way to a better sense of well being. Bring water bottle. Thurs: 6-7pm. Visit For info: or call 912-4141091. Walk-ins welcome.

Bellydancing for fun and fitness

The most fun class you’ve ever taken to get you in the best shape in the least amount of time. We provide bright colorful veils, jangling coin hip scarves, and exotic music. Every Thursday at 7:30pm. $15 drop-in or $40 for four if you pay in advance. Call 912-660-7399 or email


2 hour dance workout utilizing basic bellydance moves. This is geared to all levels of ability. Dance your way towards a better sense of well being. Bring water bottle. $25/class. 912-4141091 http://cybellefusionbellydance.wordpress. com/

Crunch Lunch

30 minute Core and ABs concentration class. Offered 11:30am & 12:15pm Mon, Wed & Fri @ Fitness Body & Balance 2127 1/2 East Victory Dr. 912-3984776.

Curvy Girl Bootcamp

Exercise class assisting women of size to reach their fitness goal. Every Tues & Thurs, 6-7pm. Lake Mayer Community Center. $70 a month or $10 per session. For more info call 912-341-7710 www.preservethecurves. com/curvycamp

Living Smart Fitness Club

Providing nutritional education and an exercise program to encourage lifestyle changes, every Tuesday from 5:30-7pm at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. For more info, call 447-6605.

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

Mondays, 10-11am (crawlers and toddlers) and 11:30-12:45 (infants and pre-crawlers) at the Savannah Yoga Center. The cost is $14 per class. Multi-class discounts are available. Walk-ins welcome. Call 232-2994 or visit Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. , Savannah

Pilates Mat Classes

Mat classes are held Tues & Thurs 7:30am8:30am, Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm, Mon & Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm, Thurs 12:30pm-1:30pm, & Sat 9:30am-10:30am. All levels welcome! Private and Semi-Private classes are by appointment only. Carol Daly-Wilder, Certified Pilates Instructor. Call 912.238-0018 Momentum Pilates Studio, 310 E. 41st St ,

Pregancy Yoga

Ongoing series of 8-week sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:15 PM at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. Cost is $100 for 8 weeks. Call Ann Carroll at 912-704-7650 e-mail

Rolf Method Bodywork

For posture, chronic pain and alignment of body/mind/spirit. Jeannie Kelley, LMT, certified advanced Rolf practitioner., 843-422-2900. Island Somatherapy, 127 Abercorn Street , Savannah

Squats N’ Tots

Stretch and strengthen overused body parts, as well as focus on muscle endurance, low impact aerobics, and abdominal work. Your baby (age 6 weeks to one year) can get in on the fun, or simply stay close to you on your mat. Call to pre-register 912-819-6463. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being,

The Yoga Room

Visit or call 898-0361 for a schedule of classes, times and fees. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr , Savannah

Zumba Fitness

Classes every week in the Pooler and Rincon area. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music dance themes that create a dynamic, effective fitness system. All ages and shapes are encouraged to attend. $7 per class. For info, contact Carmen at 484-1266 or calexe@

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Spin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for days and times. 355-8111. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St , Savannah

Hatha Yoga classes

Every Monday and Wednesday from 5:306:30 p.m. Pre-register by calling 819-6463. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being, Savannah

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Better Breathers of Savannah

First City Network Board Meeting

Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or 307 E Harris St , Savannah

Gay AA Meeting

meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 311 E. Macon St. Savannah

Georgia Equality Savannah

The local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 944-0996. Savannah

Savannah Pride, Inc.

Meets first Tues of every month at 7 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call Christina Focht at 663-5087 or email christina@ First City Network, Savannah

Stand Out Youth

A Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the FCN building located at 307 E. Harris St. Call 657-1966, email info@ or visit www.standoutyouth. org. First City Network, Savannah http://www.

What Makes A Family

Meets to discuss and share information on C.O.P.D. and how people live with the disease. For info, call Dicky at 665-4488 or dickyt1954@

Community Cardiovascular Health

Control your high blood pressure. Free blood pressure checks and information at the Community Cardiovascular Council at 1900 Abercorn St. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 232-6624. . , Savannah

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings

Conducted at three locations. From 8:30a. m.-12:30p.m. and 5:15p.m.-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the SJ/C African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 for appt. Every Monday from 10a.m.-12p.m. at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appt necessary. Every Monday-Friday from 10a.m.-2p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578. Savannah

Free Blood Pressure Screening

Every Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM, and every Friday from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM during month of July. Call 447-6605 for info. St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, located at 1910 Abercorn St.

A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 352-2611.

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Hearing: Every Thurs. 9-11 a.m. Speech: 1st Thurs. of each month. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 3554601. 1206 E 66th St , Savannah http://www.

Healthcare for the Uninsured

St. Mary’s Health Center is open for health needs of uninsured residents of Chatham County. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. For information or to make an appointment, call 443-9409. St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. ,



All folks and boats are invited! Paddlers will clean up a 2-3 mile section and outboards will take care of another area. Boat rentals (canoes, kayaks & jon boats) are available. Trash bags and dumpster will be provided. Meet at the state road 121 bridge, Blackshear. July 31, 8am. Call 912-510-9500 or email kellie@ for more info.

Learn to birth in a calm and gentle environment without fear. Uses relaxation, meditation and guided imagery to achieve the birthing experience you desire. Tiffany,

Offering a variety of fun educational programs including Beach Discovery Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks and the Coastal Georgia Gallery, which features an up close look at dozens of local species. Open daily, 10am5pm. For more info, call 912-786-5917 or visit Tybee Island

I am your ‘life’ coach

You like to be happy, healthy and successful? I am your coach, helping you to live your life to your fullest potential in all fields. I help you to expand your talents. I offer small groups or one person appts. Please call: 912-604-3281

La Leche League of Savannah

“Kaidoku” Each of the 26 letters of the alphabet is represented in this grid by a number between 1 and 26. Using letter frequency, word-pattern recognition, and the numbers as your guides, fill in the grid with well-known English words (HINT: since a Q is always followed by a U, try hunting down the Q first). Only lowercase, unhyphenated words are allowed in kaidoku, so you won’t see anything like STOCKHOLM or LONG-LOST in here (but you might see AFGHAN, since it has an uncapitalized meaning, too). Now stop wasting my precious time and SOLVE!!

Our Dolphins Need Your Help

Classes provide specialized breathing and guided imagery techniques designed to reduce stress during labor. Classes run monthly, meeting Saturdays for three consecutive weeks. To register, call 843-683-8750 or e-mail Family Health & Birth Center, 119 Chimney Rd , Rincon

HypnoBirthing Classes

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Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 727-3177, visit e-mail

A method used at Fort Campbell to treat lack of sleep, anger, flashbacks, nightmares and emotional numbness in veterans is available in Savannah. 927-3432.

Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes


Dolphin Project of Georgia

Volunteer for dolphin research surveys. Photographers, Skippers with boats and Team Leaders needed. The Dolphin Project training workshop July 31st, 10am to Noon at AASU - Solms Hall. Come learn about these amazing creatures and our surveys procedures. Membership required. For more info: www. or call Peach at 912727-3177

Help for Iraq War Veterans

Nature and Environment

Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. La Leche League of Savannah is a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. 897-9261, www.lllusa. org/web/SavannahGA.html. Family Health and Birth Center, Savannah

Meditation and Energy Flow Group

Meet with others who practice meditation or want to learn how, discuss techniques, & related areas of holistic health, healing, Reiki, Energy Medicine, CAM. Reduce stress, increase peace & health! www.ellenfarrell. com,

Memorial Health blood pressure check Free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 350-7587. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

Memorial Health CPR training

FitnessOne provides American Heart Association courses each month to certify individuals in infant, child and adult CPR. The cost is $30. Call 350-4030 or visit www.memorialhealth. com. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-2647154.

The Quit Line

A toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP or visit

Satilla River Cleanup

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Walk on the Wild Side

The Oatland Island Wildlife Center offers a 2-mile Native Animal Nature Trail that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats, and features live native animal exhibits. Open daily from 10-4 except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 898-3980, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah

Wilderness Southeast

Offers a variety of programs every month including guided trips with naturalists, canoe rides and more. Their mission is to develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. For more information: 912-236-8115 or sign-up on our website

Pets & Animals A Walk in the Park

Professional pet sitting, boarding, dog walking and house sitting services offered in downtown Savannah and the nearby islands. All jobs accepted are performed by the owner to ensure the safety of your pets. Local references available. Please call 401.2211 or email to make a reservation.

Dog Yoga

Every first Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. in Forsyth Park. The cost is a $10 donation, with all donations given to Save-A-Life. Bring a mat or blanket and a sense of humor. Yoga for dogs is a fun way to relax and bond with your four-legged pet. Great for all levels and all sizes. 898-0361 or Savannah

Low Cost Pet Clinic

Tails Spin and Dr. Lester host low cost vaccine clinic for students, military and seniors on the second Wednesday of each month from 4-6pm. The cost for each vaccination is $12.00, with $2.00 from each vaccination to be donated to Savannah Pet Rescue Agencies. Habersham Village Shopping Center. For more info:

Professional Pet Sitting and Dog

Insured, bonded, certified in pet first aid and CPR. 355-9656,

Readings & Signings Author: Cicily Janus

will discuss her book “The New Face of Jazz,” which looks at the living legends, venues and new artists who are carrying the tradition into the 21st Century. The book has been heralded by Wynton Marsalis as one of the most important jazz books to date. July 22, 6:30pm. Free and open to the public. The Book Lady. 6 E. Liberty St.

Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

meets the last Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 4476605. Savannah

Motormouth: A literary event

Praise. Joyful Noise will meet Sundays from 4-5 p.m. and Youth Praise will meet Sundays from 5-6 p.m. Call Ronn Alford at 925-9524 or visit White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd , Savannah

Nicodemus by Night

An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Nicodemus by Night, Savannah Meets Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St , Savannah

Realizing The God Within

A series of Metaphysical/New Thought classes presented by The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, featuring metaphysical minister and local author Adeeb Shabazz. Mondays at 8pm. 619 W 37th St. , Savannah

Soka Gakkai of America

Five Savannah writers present new work commissioned specifically for the event. Authors include Zach Powers, Chris Berinato, Catherine Killingsworth, Alison Niebanck and Rushelle Frazier. July 22, 7pm. Refreshments provided. Free and open to the public. RPM Autoworx, 1694 Chatham Parkway.

SGI is an international Buddhist movement for world peace and individual happiness. The group practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. Introductory meetings are held the third Sunday of the month. For further information, call 232-9121.

A book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, Savannah http://www.liveoakpl. org/

A sllent witness for peace that will be held in Johnson Square the fourth Sunday of every month from 1-2pm until the occupation ends. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Social Justice and Action Committee. 224-7456, 231-2252, 234-0980, Johnson Square, Bull & Abercorn Sts. , Savannah

Religious & Spiritual

Soto Zen Meditation: Tuesday evenings 66:30pm with study group following 6:30-7:30pm; Sundays 8am-9:30am which includes Dharmatalk. Donations accepted. Rev. Fugon Cindy Beach The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. Savannah. More info: The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. , Savannah

Tea time at Ola’s

Christian Businessmen’s Committee

Meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St. Call 898-3477. Savannah

DrUUming Circle

First Saturday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah on Troup Square at Habersham and Macon streets. Drummers, dancers and the drum-curious are welcome. Call 234-0980 or visit 313 Harris St. , Savannah

Gregorian Chant by Candlelight

For a peaceful end to your day attend the chanted service of Compline (Singing Good Night to God) sung at 9pm every Sunday night by the Compline Choir of historic Christ Church (1733) on Johnson Square; 28 Bull Street. Open to the public. All are welcome! Call 232-4131 for more info.

Live Web-streaming

Attend church from home Sundays at 9 and 11am with Pastor Ricky Temple and Overcoming by Faith Ministries. Log onto, click ’Watch Now’. 927-8601. Overcoming by Faith Ministries, 9700 Middleground Rd. , Savannah

Metaphysics For Everyday Self-Mastery

A series of metaphysical/New Thought classes at The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, 619 W 37th St., Mondays 8pm, with Adeeb Shabazz. $10 suggested donation, 1-877-494-8629, www., freedompath@yahoo. com. Savannah

Midweek Bible Study

Every Wednesday at noon at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Bring your lunch and your Bible. 352-4400 or Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 10192 Ferguson Avenue , Savannah

Music Ministry for Children & Youth

The children’s choir for 3 years through second grade will be known as Joyful Noise and the youth choir grades 3-5 will be known as Youth


Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

Stand for Peace

The Savannah Zen Center

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church

Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 707 Harmon St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 233-6284 or 786-6075, e-mail Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Savannah

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sunday, 11 am, Troup Square Sanctuary. 2340980, or 313 Harris St. , Savannah

Unity of Savannah

Two Sunday morning Celebration Services 9:15 and 11:00. (Children’s Church and childcare at 11:00.) A.W.E. interactive worship service at 7 p.m. every first Friday of the month. Noon prayer service every Thurs. To find out about classes, workshops and more visit, or call 912-355-4704. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Unity Church of Savannah, Savannah

Women’s Bible Study

at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 1601 Drayton St , Savannah

Sports & Games Coastal Bicycling Tour Club

Cyclist group hosts rides of varying lengths every Saturday at 9am. July 3: (30-40 miles) meet at Baptist Church parking lot on Skidaway Island. July 10: (21-41 miles), St. Helena Island, call Darrel, 598-2181 for directions. July 17: (2840 miles) Meet downtown at Gallery Espresso.

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1 He gives canned responses 6 Fall flower 11 Adobe file ext. 14 One-named singer who guest starred on “The Love Boat” 15 Surplus 16 Regret 17 Currency in Istanbul 19 “Son of ” in Arabic names 20 Quebec neighbor: abbr. 21 Be loud with the bells 22 Andrew ___ Webber 24 2003 Tom Cruise film set in Japan 28 ___Pen (injection for allergic reactions) 29 TV show retroactively subtitled “Las Vegas” 30 Strange 36 Go down like a rock 40 Puppy, say 41 Baby garments with snaps 43 Meadow noise 44 Basket or head follower 46 Take a tour of the Serengeti 48 “___ Stoops to Conquer” 50 Couch ___ (“The Simpsons” opening bit) 51 1982 Julie Andrews gender-bender 59 Buzzing with excitement 60 It wafts in the air 61 Org. with Dirk and Dwyane 63 11 of 12: abbr. 64 Office building problem that’s a hint to this puzzle’s theme entries (see their last three letters) 68 Dir. opposite SSW 69 Author Calvino 70 Tuesday, in New Orleans 71 “Atlas Shrugged” author Rand 72 Reese of “Touched by an Angel” 73 Messed (with)


1 Prefix for -pus or -mom 2 Surgical device that diverts blood

3 Hotwiring heists 4 Boat with two toucans 5 Louis XVI, e.g. 6 Word repeated in “Ring Around the Rosie” 7 Bug-squishing noise 8 Flip option 9 Go off course 10 Domains 11 Previous 12 Bush II 13 Upscale handbag maker 18 Microdermabrasion site 23 Guzman of “Traffic” 25 Gp. with emission standards 26 Ride to a red carpet 27 Field measurements 30 For checkers, it’s black and white 31 Grant-granting gp. 32 1950s-60s actress Stevens 33 Sign shared by Ben and Casey Affleck 34 Bar opener? 35 “You Will Be My ___ True Love” (song from “Cold Mountain”) 37 Like some childhood friends 38 “That’s neither here ___ there” 39 Carp in a pond 42 Starch that comes from palms 45 It is, in Iquitos 47 In the distance 49 Totally awful 51 She used to turn, but now taps 52 O. Henry specialty 53 Witch group 54 Far from meek 55 Pastoral poem 56 Drink on a ski trip 57 Carson Daly’s old MTV show, for short 58 Follow the rules 62 Dry as a bone 65 Season opposite hiver 66 Accident victim helper 67 ___ De Jing (classic Chinese text)




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July 24: (24-31 miles) Meet in Richmond Hill, call Roy, 660-2387 for directions. July 31: (15-31 miles) Meet in Guyton. Call Glen, 346-6169, for info.


March 21–April 19 Revenge fantasies would pollute your consciousness. I advise you to repress them. Wallowing in resentment would have an equally deleterious effect. Don’t you dare give that emotion a foothold. On the other hand, fantasies of experiencing pleasure and joy, even if they’re escapist illusions, will tonify and invigorate your awareness. I recommend that you indulge in them at great length, unleashing your imagination to explore a variety of blissful scenarios in tremendous detail and with ingenious flourishes. In fact, as your part–time soul doctor, I can’t think of anything else that would be more beneficial to your physical and mental health.


April 20–May 20 If there were such a thing as the Queen of Heaven –– a living Goddess whose presence both calmed and excited you, a numinous female magician who lit up your longing to see life as it really is –– and if this Queen of Heaven came to be with you right now, what would you say? Would you ask her to help you, and if so, how? Would you seek an answer to the most important question in your life? Would you spill every secret and tell every story you’ve ever wanted to share, and trust that she’d be able to see the totality of who you really are? I advise you to do this imaginative exercise sometime soon. The time has come for you to receive a blessing from the highest expression of feminine power.


May 21–June 20 What’s up with your best friends? I mean, what’s really going on for them in the big scheme of things? According to my astrological intuition, at least one of your good buddies is at a turning point in his or her long–range cycle, and could really use the deep reflection and catalytic help that you might provide. Try this exercise: Put aside all your ideas about who your close allies are, and simply try to see the world as if looking out of their eyes. After you’ve done that, imagine how you could offer yourself to them as a brain–booster and heart–strengthener; brainstorm about how you might blend your life force with theirs so as to empower them to see further than they can

by themselves.


June 21–July 22 In my astrological opinion, you should pay special attention to whatever’s embryonic in your life. You should rouse the smartest part of your capacity for love and direct it with high–beam intensity toward burgeoning possibilities that have recently germinated. There may come a time later in the process when you’ll need to impose discipline and order on your growing things, but that’s not what’s called for now. Be extravagant in your nurturing. Don’t scrimp on generosity and beneficence. Have fun overflowing with profusions of life–giving care.


July 23–Aug. 22 According to Hawaiian mythology, the soul leaves the body during the night to seek the adventures known as dreams. The place of departure and re–entry is the “soul pit” (*lua’uhane*), which is located in the tear duct of the eye. During the next few nights, I’d love for you to send your soul flying out though your soul pit for some daring exploits that will revitalize your lust for life. Take your backlog of stored–up tears along with you, and pour them down like rain on the secret garden you’ve been neglecting. The garden will respond to the downpour with a big growth spurt.


Aug. 23–Sept. 22 A woman I know was invited to a party where she would get the chance to meet her favorite musician, psychedelic folk artist Devendra Banhart. On her last look in the mirror before heading out the door, she decided that the small pimple on her chin was unacceptable, and gave it a squeeze. Wrong move. After it popped, it looked worse. She panicked. More squeezing ensued, accompanied by moaning and howling. Soon the tiny blemish had evolved into a major conflagration. Fifteen minutes later, defeated and in tears, she was nibbling chocolate in bed, unable to bring herself to face her hero with her flagrant new wound showing. The moral of the story, as far as you’re concerned: Leave your tiny blemish alone.


Sept. 23–Oct. 22

In the upcoming science fiction movie *The Adjustment Bureau,* Matt Damon plays a politician with big ambitions. Everything’s going his way until he falls in love with a dancer. Then the representatives of a mysterious group intervene in his life, warning him that he’ll never achieve his dreams if he stays with her. “We are the people who make sure things happen according to plan,” they say. “We monitor the entire world.” I’m happy to inform you, Libra, that this scenario is utterly make–believe. There is no “Adjustment Bureau,” on earth or in heaven. It is true, however, that if you don’t have a master plan, then your destiny is more likely to be shaped by your conditioning and by other people’s master plans. So get working! This is an excellent time to either formulate a master plan or refine the one you have.


Oct. 23–Nov. 21 The United States is the planet’s major player in terms of political, economic, and military clout. China is rising fast as a competitor in those three arenas, but lags far behind in a fourth: “soft power,” or cultural influence. The rest of the world finds America’s style, entertainment, art, and ideas far more attractive than China’s. As you enter a phase that will be favorable for enhancing your own leverage and authority, Scorpio, I suggest you put the emphasis on wielding “soft power.” You’ll accomplish more by charming people with your intelligence than by trying to push them or manipulate them.

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22–Dec. 21

I think it would be healthy for you to wander out to a frontier and explore a boundary. You might even want to re–examine a taboo you haven’t questioned in a while and tinker with a formula you thought you’d never change. I suspect that you would also learn a lot from gently pushing against a limit you’ve come to believe is permanent. Having said all that, I’m cautious about advising you to go further. If you get urges to actually transgress the boundary and break the taboo and smash through the limit, please do lots of due diligence. Know exactly what you’re getting into and what the consequences might be.

CAPRICORN Dec. 22–Jan. 19

When mobs stage political demonstrations in Pakistan’s biggest cities, they make sure that some of their signs are written in English. That way their protests are more likely to be filmed by news media like CNN and shown to American audiences. Take a cue from that trick as you plan your actions, Capricorn. It won’t be enough merely to say what you want to say and be who you want to be; you should tailor your messages to people who have the power to actually change what needs to be changed.

The Savannah Sand Gnats minor league baseball season runs through September. For more info on home games, promotions and tickets, visit:


Support Groups

Jan. 20–Feb. 18

I’m putting out a call to the rebel in your heart –– not the cranky, vindictive rebel in your mind, but the joyful, yearning rebel in your heart. I am asking this tender renegade to rise up against narcissistic behavior wherever you find it. Don’t shout it down or try to shame it, though; rather, work around it through outrageous displays of empathy and radical acts of compassion and feisty outbreaks of wild kindness. Your job, according to my analysis of the astrological omens, is to be a one–person wrecking crew devoted to smashing the boring inertia of egotism with your zealous concern for the good of all.


Feb. 19–March 20 As the economic recovery lags, many frustrated job–seekers have decided to stop waiting around to be saved; they’re taking matters into their own hands. As a result, entrepreneurship is thriving. I suggest you catch that spirit. In fact, I advocate a mass entrepreneurial uprising among Pisceans in the coming months. Even if you’re already employed, it’ll be prime time for you to create your own perfect gig, carve out your own special niche, or dream up a role that is designed for your unique talents.

Savannah Bike Polo

Like regular polo, but with bikes instead of horses. Meets weekly. Check out www.facebook. com/savannahbikepolo for more information.

Savannah Sand Gnats Baseball

Texas Hold ’Em Poker League

Free Texas Hold Em poker league is available to the public. Teaches new players how to play and advanced players can come and work on their skills. Prize tournaments for season points leaders. for more info.

Al Anon Family Groups

A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 598-9860 or visit Savannah

Al-Anon Meetings

Meetings for families and friends of alcoholics are held every Monday at 5:30pm and Saturday at 11am. Melissa, 844-4524. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave , Savannah http://

Alcoholics Anonymous

If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol, call 912-356-3688.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

Senior Citizens, Inc. hosts a Caregiver’s support group for individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Meets every second Monday at the Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Road. For more info, call 236-0363, ext. 143. Savannah

Amputee Support Group

Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 355-7778 or 353-9635.

Bleeding Disorders Support Group

Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth. com/

Cancer support group

Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 11am-12pm. at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. The group is open to anyone who is living with, through or beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Call 819-8784. Savannah

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

Open to families of children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly at 1211 Eisenhower Drive. 355-7633. Savannah

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Candler Heart and Lung Building, second floor, Room 2. Call 355-1221; or visit 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

Meets every Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church, Room 250. This is a group for couples struggling with primary or secondary infertility, whether they have been on this journey for one year or many years. Call Kelly at 5960852 or email emptycradle_savannah@hotmail. com. 55 Al Henderson B;vd. , Savannah

The Georgia Human Resources Department and Georgia Coalition on Family Violence have a new number, 24 hours a day. 1-800-33-HAVEN.

Domestic violence support group

SAFE Shelter provides a domestic violence support group every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Inc. Building at 3205 Bull St. Call Brenda Edwards, 629-8888. Savannah

Fibromyalgia support group

meets the second Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 819-6743. 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

First Line

An after-hours referral and information line to talk confidentially about birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy options. A free service from Planned Parenthood, available nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. at 1-800-264-7154.

Gray Matters Brain Injury Support Group

For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Meets the third Thursday at 5 p.m. in the gym at The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth. com/

Grief Support Group

Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, 450 Mall Blvd. Seven-week support groups for children and adults are offered by the bereavement counselors at no charge as a complementary service of Hospice Savannah. For information call 912.303.9442 or visit Savannah

Heartbeats for Life

A free support and education group for those who have suffered or want to prevent or reverse Heart Disease, and/or Diabetes problems. Contact, Jeff: 912-598-8457; email:

Hope House

Provides housing and support services such as life skills, resources and referrals, follow-up care and parent-child activities funded by DHR Promoting Safe and Stable Families. Please call 236-5310 for information. Hope House of Savannah, 214 E. 34th St. , Savannah

KidsNet Savannah Parent Support Group

meets on the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the Department of Juvenile Justice Multi-Purpose Center, 1149 Cornell Ave. Call Carole Kaczorowski at 598-7001, Lorr Elias at 351-6375 or Bruce Elias at 644-5916. Department of Juvenile Justice Multi-Purpose Center, 1149 Cornell Ave , Savannah

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call Jennifer Currin, 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah

Living without Violence

The SAFE Shelter offers free drop-in counseling to anyone who is in an abusive relationship. Meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Education Building at Whitaker & McDonough St. 234-9999. First Baptist Church of Savannah, 223 Bull St. , Savannah

Memorial Health Focus

Focus is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents and caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. For info, call Saundra at 350-3396. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

Multiple Sclerosis support group

discusses topics that are relevant to anyone with a debilitating disease every fourth Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. at Montgomery Cross Roads. 355-1523. St James Catholic Church,

8412 Whitfield Ave , Savannah

Narcotics Anonymous

Call 238-5925 for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

A recovery support group for people living with mental illness. Tuesdays: 6:30-8pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. Thursdays: 6:30-8pm, Pine Woods Retreat, 1149 Cornell Ave. Suite 3A. Saturdays: 1:30-3:30pm, Candler Heart & Lung Building (2nd Floor). Call 912-3537143 for more info.

Overeaters Anonymous

Meets weekly at several locations. Please visit to locate a meeting.

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth. com/

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Meets the first Thursday of the month. 56:30pm in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For more info, call 355-6347 or 238-4666.

PRIDE Support Group

This is a support group for parents of children with bleeding disorders. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://

Rape Crisis Center

assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. The Rape Crisis Line is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 233-7273. The center offers free, confidential counseling for victims and their families.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

The group welcomes anyone suffering with this disorder, and family members or caregivers interested in learning more about it. For info, call Martyn Hills at 651-4094.

S-Anon Family Group

A fellowship for families and friends of sexaholics. For info, call 663-2565.

Safe Shelter Outreach Program

Providing services for survivors of domestic violence. All services are confidential and free. 3025 Bull St. 651-0004. Safe Shelter Outreach Program, 3025 Bull St. , Savannah

Senior Citizen’s Inc. Alzheimer’s Support Group

For families of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. Call ahead to reserve a seat. Call Stacey Floyd at 236-0363. 3025 Bull St , Savannah

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Smoking Cessation Support Group

is open to anyone who has stopped smoking and needs additional support or to those who are considering trying to stop smoking. Call 8198032 or 819-3361.

Spinal Injury Support Group

Meets every third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Health. For info, call Jami Murray at 350-8900. Savannah

Support Group for Parents of Ill Children

who have a seriously ill child receiving treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A case manager facilitates the meetings, and a child life specialist provides an arts and crafts activity. Meets once a week. Call Donna at 3505616. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth. com/backus

Teens nurturing teens

Meets the third Sunday of the month at 3 PM on the 2nd floor of the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. This group is for teens who have a family member or loved one impacted by cancer. For more info, call 819-5704.

Tourettes Community of Savannah (TiCS) Meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month. For more information contact. Michelle McGee 912-224-9201 or sign up on the Facebook page Tourette’s Community of Savannah. Call for meeting place and times

Troup Square Al-Anon Family Group

A support group for friends and family of alcoholics, with special attention to issues of adult children of alcoholics. 495-9758 or Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. , Savannah http://www.

Wheeze busters

is an asthma support group for children that meets in the Rainbow Room at The Children’s Place at Candler Hospital. Call 921-3368. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. , Savannah

Women who love too much

meets Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. Call Maureen Wozniak at 355-4987.

Theatre The Odd Couple

Neil Simon’s classic comedy about two poker buddies - one a slob and the other a neat freak who reluctantly move in together to save money. $15/adults, $10/students, seniors. Aug. 12+13, 8pm; Aug. 14, 3pm & 7pm; Aug. 15, 3pm. Muse Arts Warehouse (formerly Indigo Arts Center). 703 D Louisville Rd. Call 713-1137 for info.

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The Who’s “Tommy”

The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina presents the award winning rock opera, June 23-Aug. 1. Featuring classics such as “Pinball Wizard,” “I’m Free” and “Tommy, Can You Hear Me.” Tickets:; 843-842-ARTS.

Volunteers America’s Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers

To help with various tasks around food bank and warehouse. Apply as soon as possible. 912236-6750 ext 109. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, 2501 E. President St , Savannah

First Steps

Become a volunteer with First Steps and provide support, education and community resources to help parents of newborns establish healthy and positive relationships with their babies. Call 8196910. St. Joseph’s Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd. , Savannah

Good Samaratin Clinic

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The Good Samaritan Clinic serves people without insurance and whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty line. To volunteer call Greta Tholstrup at 429-1502.

Help Feed the Hungry

Savannah Hosea Feed the Hungry is in need of regular volunteers to maintain the food and clothing rooms. One or two regular volunteers are needed as a telephone clerk/receptionist. We also need several strong arms with vans or trucks to load, deliver, and unload boxes of produce 3x a week. Daytime hours. Visit 141 Telfair Rd. or Call 912-232-3085.

Honor Flight

Honor Flight is a local non-profit dedicated to sending WWII veterans to Washington D.C. to see the WWII Memorial there. All expenses are paid by the organization, and is not funded by the government. They depend on donations from the community. If you’re interested in supporting the org, volunteering or nominating a veteran, contact Carol Megathlin - CAROL.MEGATHLIN@ COMCAST.NET

Literacy volunteers needed

Project READ, an adult literacy program, is in need of volunteer tutors who can commit to 2 or 4 hours each week. Call Jodi at Royce Learning Center at 354-4047. Royce Learning Center, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd , Savannah http://

Live Oak Regional Public Libraries

needs volunteers to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Call 652-3661. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St , Savannah http://www.liveoakpl. org/

Oatland Island Education Center

Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call 898-3980. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah

Rebuilding Together Savannah

Volunteer organization in partnership with the community that rehabilitates houses of lowincome homeowners, particularly the elderly, disabled and families with children. Visit www.

Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center

is looking for volunteers to assist residents in activities or just come and visit. For info, call Rhonda Sheffield, volunteer coordinator, at 354-8225, Ext. 243. Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center, 6711 LaRoche Ave. cs


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AS-IS! 1/2 the value! 3106 Falligant Ave. Thunderbolt, 3BR/1BA, separate dining rm, sunroom, hardwood floors, needs TLC, By Owner: 912-398-6007

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FOR SALE/LEASE: New 2300Sqft. 3BR/2BA, great room, bonus room,large walk-in closet,fireplace, 9’ceilings, double-car garage. Reduced to $205,000.Call 823-2955 or 844-1825


WILL CONSIDER ANY REASONABLE OFFER OR BID 805 West 52nd Street 2B/1Bath $45,000 628 East 38th Street 2BR/1BA duplex $99,000 1020 Cope Street 2BR/1BA duplex $50,000. 125 Hibiscus Avenue 2BR/1BA Duplex $60,000. 1021 West 45th Street 3BR/1BA, CH&A $50,000 915 W. Victory Drive 3BR/1BA, ideal investment Only $60.000 All prices are below tax & appraisal values. You can call 507-8127 w/your own offer or bid.

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135 Lakewood Drive,House on lake Wonderful 3BR/2.5BA, split bedroom plan, LR, formal DR, great room w/fireplace, sunroom off kitchen, large kitchen w/breakfast room, bonus room, 2-car garage plus detached single car on large corner lot. Priced to sell at $249,900. Helen Miltiades Realty 238-4915 for rent 855 1015 EAST 32ND: 2BR/1BA, separate LR, DR, breakfast-room, sunroom, laundry room, kitchen w/all appliances, CH&A, total electric $775/deposit,$775/mo. Call Te r e sa,912-596-4954

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10 Park Place Villas: 2BR/2BA close to GSU, washer/dryer/fridge/dishwasher/stove/furnished utilities, $600/person. No pets or smoking. Rent Or Buy. Call 658-0094

1227 E. 55th Street

2BR/1BA, LR, washer/dryer connections, central heat/air, $495/month, $495/security deposit. Call Helen Miltiades Realty, 912-231-1981

3 large BRs, eat-in kitchen, large DR, laundry room, large backyard, CH&A. $800/month plus deposit. Section-8 Welcome.912-695-0526


(1/2 block from Ardsley Park) 3BR/1BA, LR, DR, w/d connection, fenced yard, CH&A, bedrooms carpeted. $795/month, $795/security deposit. Call Helen Miltiades Realty, 912-231-1981 2000SF, 4BR/3BA doublewide for Rent-to-own. Open floor plan w/fireplace, $850/month includes lot rent, homeowners, flood insurance and taxes. Call 659-2722.

for rent 855 2118 Mississippi Ave: 3BR, CH&A, hardwood floors, large laundry room, large yard, covered carport.No Section-8, No pets, $800/month,$800/deposit. Call 844-0752


(Off Skidaway & DeRenne) 3BR/1BA, LR, eat-in kitchen, carport, W/D connections outside. $725/month, $725/security deposit. Call Helen Miltiades Realty, 912-231-1981


(Montgomery Crossrds @ Atwood) 4BR/1BA, eat-in kitchen, LR, laundry room, front porch, large fenced backyard. $795/month, $795/security deposit. Call Helen Miltiades Realty, 912-231-1981

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for rent 855 •3 Beds, 1 bath- $825 *1 Sydney *2122 Alaska *1332 N.E. 36th St •2503 Tennessee, 3Beds 1.5 baths, $875 •Extra large 4Bed, 2 bath, 10109 Maupas. $1000 Call 257-6181 3BR/1BA FOR RENT. 915 West Victory Drive by Beach High School. Central heat/air, washer/dryer hookup, no appliances, no pets. $650/rent. Call 507-8127. 3BR/2BA located on Southside, w/great room, fenced backyard, no pets, over 1,000 square feet, washer/dryer conn., $950/m deposit same. 912-844-3252

2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Apt. for Rent in West Savannah. Convenient to Downtown, Garden City. $450/month. Section-8 Welcome. Call 912-658-1407.

OAK FOREST-2BR, 1BA Apt, furnished kitchen $575. GROVE STREET-2BR, 1BA Apt, furnished kitchen, $500. DUANE COURT-2BR, 1BA Apt, furnished kitchen, $625. WINDSOR CROSSING CONDO-total electric, 2BR, 2BA, $650. LEHIGH DRIVE-2BR, 1BA, furnished kitchen, duplex $625. EAST 39TH ST.-2BR, 1BA, furnished kitchen $595. EAST 52ND-2BR, 1BA home, furnished kitchen, hardwood floors $725. POINTER PLACE: 2BR/1.5BA, furnished kitchen, townhouse $725. FLOWERING PEACH CT: Duplex, near AASU, 2BR/2BA, furnished kitchen $725. LAUREN CT.-(SS), 3BR/2BA, ex. home, eat-in kitchen, fireplace, double garage $1025. AUSTIN DR.-(SS), 3BR/2BA home, furnished kitchen, garage $950. Frank Moore & Co. 920-8560

4BR/2BA, new central air, fully carpeted, w/d connections, new kitchen cabinets. 1137 Meridian Drive $985/month plus deposit. Call 912-308-4080

4907 Meding St. W/D hookup, large yard, small patio.

625 WEST 42ND STREET: Between Burroughs & Florence. 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer hookup. $500/month plus $500/deposit. Call 844-2344

2BR HOUSE on Westside: Screened porch, offstreet parking, fenced backyard, total electric, washer/dryer $700/month. Call 912-659-8141


2111 Causton Bluff Road. Furnished kitchen, living room, large family room, washer/dryer connections, fenced yard, storage bldg. Near Pennsylvania Ave. & President Street. $925/month, $925/security. Call: 912-224-1014

DOWNTOWN near SCAD & SOUTHSIDE near Hunter. Fully furnished, cable tv, wi-fi, free laundry, off street parking. Priv. bath, fridge, microwave avail./drugs free. $100-$150/wk. Call 912-220-8691 or 912-604-1890

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4 Columbus Dr. Savannah, 1BR, living room, dining area, kitchen w/ all appliances & utils. included $600/m. 912-234-0702 or 695-7276

620 W. 38th St., clean, appliances included, W/D hookup, large backyard w/ deck.

8 Oxford Court - Savannah 3bedroom, 2bath Lease purchase available $1100 mth and $1100 deposit 912-823-3302

3BR/2BA NICE House, nice area. 3yr. option. Call 404-826-0345

2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Apt. Central heat/air, total electric, W/D hookup. Midtown area. $575/month plus deposit. Call 912-441-8079

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3BR/1BA, LR, DR, wood floors, central heat/air, W/D connection in kitchen. $725/month, $725/security deposit. Call Helen Miltiades Realty, 912-231-1981

731 E. Henry St. (Upper)

3BR/1 bath, LR, DR, off-street parking, wood floors, Central Heat/Air, Front Porch Balcony, $715/month, $715/security deposit. Call Helen Miltiades Realty, 912-231-1981

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Convenient Southside location, quiet neighborhood, 3BR, 2BA, carport, W/D connections, fenced yard, small pets under 20lbs okay, $800 cash deposit, $895 rent. No calls after 8:30pm please. 912-308-0206

COZY 2BR Home at 2418 Alabama Avenue. $550 per month, $550/deposit. Call 912-663-2466

11515 WHITE BLUFF RD. 1BR, LR, walk-in closet, laundry room, bath $550/month. _________________ NEAR MEMORIAL: 1308 E. 67th Street 2BR/1BA, walk-in closets, laundry room $650/month. _________________ TOWNHOUSE 1812 N. Avalon Avenue. 2BR/1-1/2BA $650/month. _________________ SOUTHSIDE 127 Edgewater Rd. 2BR/2BA, walk-in closets, $700/month. 2220 Delesseps Ave. 2BR/2BA. Close to SSU $650/month. 310 E. MONTGOMERY X-ROADS 912-354-4011,Office DOWNSTAIRS STUDIO Apt. in Ardsley Park. $550/month, includes water, trash and sewer. Call 912-713-4581 For Rent- 714 W. 38th St. 3BR/1BA house, central heat & air, fenced yard, $650/m + $300 deposit. Call 912-232-8286


SECTION 8 ACCEPTED 329 Woodley Rd. Southside, Total Electric, CH&A, 3BR, 2B, Living room, Den, Kitchen/Dining, W/D connections. large fenced corner yard. $975/Rent & $950 Deposit. Pets ok with approval. 10 Douglas Ct. Bloomingdale, Spacious 3BR/2B, LR, Sun room, Large eat-in kitchen w/SS appliances, Multi-level Deck, 2-car Garage, Privacy Fence $1,150/Rent & $1,100/Deposit. 2227 Louis Mills Blvd. 3BR, 1BA, Living room, Eat-in kitchen, W/D connections, CH&A, large yard. $695/Rent, $650/Deposit. References & Credit Check Required on Rentals


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FOR SALE OR RENT-TOOWN: 2006 Horton mobile home. 3BR/2BA, set up in Regency MHP, off Quacco & Hwy.17. 912-704-8016,after 9pm.

RENT: DUPLEX 1510 E. 53rd. 3-bedroom, 2-bath house. $795/month plus deposit $795. Call Alex @ 912-401-5710, Days/Nights/Weekends, email:

FURNISHED Efficiency Apt

Very Clean FURN APT. with carport & security gates, near Isle of Hope & Truman. Rent incl. everything. Great Stay $700.00 (912)356-5147 Furnished efficiency. Very nice, includes utilities, cable, washer & dryer. $200/week. $200/deposit. 912-236-1952 HOME FOR RENT IN RINCON 118 Mulberry, 3bed 2bath $875mth $875dep Lease purchase available 912-823-3302

Homes for rent in Pooler and Bloomingdale Price ranges from $550 - $1000 2 - 3 bed rooms Lease purchase available 912-823-3302 LEASE with Option: 3 Houses, 3BR/1BA LR, DR, Kitchen, CH&A $600-$750. Call 912-507-7875 or 356-5384. MOHAWK TRAIL TOWNHOMES 2BR/2BA, great room w/fireplace, screened porch, garage, separate laundry room, quiet covenant enforced gated community. $1050/month +deposit. 844-0248 NEWLY REMODELED Off DeRenne & Skidaway! 2BR/1BA w/ furnished kitchen, and fenced backyard. Available August 1st. $675/month. Call 912-655-1907 RENT: DUPLEX 1219 E. 53rd. 2-bedroom, 1bath. $475/month plus deposit $475. Two blocks off Waters Ave, close to Daffin Park.Call Alex @ 912-401-5710, Days/Nights/Weekends, email:

Small corner 1BR/1BA house on quiet block off Terrace St./Ogeechee Rd., new windows, new HVAC, July pro-rated, $600/m, 1 month + security deposit req. Please send references: or call 912-441-8175

Check out Art PAtrol at SOUTHSIDE- Hampstead Oaks Two bedroom, 1.5bath townhouse apt, total electric, $600/month with washer & dryer $625. Call Debra at 912-356-5656 TALAHI ISLAND-Waterfront for rent w/option to buy: 3BR/2BA w/bonus room and hottub under roof. 213 Suncrest Blvd. $2000/month plus $2000/deposit. Pets OK w/$500 nonrefundable pet deposit. ALSO 4BR/3.5BA on deepwater located on Betz Creek. $2500/month plus $2500/dep. Phone: 897-1662/657-0407


•1219 EAST HENRY• 2BR/1BA, LR, large kitchen, off-street parking $600/month, $600/dep. Call 912-844-6294 TOWNHOUSE: 100 Lewis Dr. Apt 11C 2BR/1.5BA, 2-story. Washer/dryer connections, all appliances. No pets. $600/month, $600/deposit. Call 912-663-0177 or 912-663-5368.

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2 & 3 bedrooom apartments & houses. All appliances furnished, hardwood floors, tile, Section-8 Welcome. 912-844-5996

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UPCHURCH ENTERPRISES 912-665-0592 912-354-7737

32 GOEBEL Avenue: 3BR/1.5BA garage apt. $800/month. GARDEN CITY: 4125 Sixth St. 3BR/1BA Apt., new flooring & paint $600/month. CLOVERDALE: Chevy Chase Rd, 3BR/1BA, CH&A $800/month. VERY NICE AFFORDABLE HOMES 3BR/1BA, 210 Croatan St.$800 2BR/1BA, 5621 Betty Dr.$650 3BR/1.5BA, 318 Forrest Ave.$785 3BR/1BA, 1935 Greenwood St.$775 3-4BR/1BA, 13 Hibiscus Ave.$800 All have furnished kitchens, fenced yards, and lots more. Call 507-7934 or 927-2853 •Wilmington Island Duplex: 2BR/1BA, living room/dining room combination, kitchen furnished, laundry room, $750/month 912-897-6789 or 344-4164

Check out Art PAtrol at rooms for rent 895 $165 & $185 Weekly Efficiency apartments. No deposit. $165.00 (912)604-8319 $350 ROOM FOR RENT: full living room, kitchen, own bedroom & bath access, pay 1/2 of major expenses, Richmond Hill. Call Kristy 912.247.0890 918 W. 38th St. Rooms for rent $150/week. Utilities included. For more information call 912-308-4242 EFFICIENCY ROOMS Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week + deposit. Call 912-844-5995. FULLY FURNISHED Rooms w/cable. Utilities included. Central heat/air with washer/dryer access. Gated, parking in safe neighborhood @ affordable price! 912-228-1242

LARGE VICTORIAN with windows on two sides, across from library, nicely furnished, all utilities. TV/cable/internet, washer/dryer, $140/week. $504/month. 912-231-9464 Other apts. avail.

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WEST SAVANNAH ROOM FOR RENT: Very Clean, newly remodeled w/central heat/air, stove,refrigerator,cable, washer/dryer, WiFi. On busline. Starting @ $125/week. Call 912-272-6919.

Chevy Monte Carlo 2004- red, only 95k miles, great condition, $8000. Call 912-844-1264

FEMALE to share 2BR house, central location, AC and cable included. On park. $550 includes utilities. Call 912-247-6844


Furnished, affordable room available includes utility, cable,refrigerator, central heat/air. $115-$140/weekly, no deposit.Call 912-844-3609

Midtown near Hospitals

Tired of being alone? Large, private room and bath. Share kitchen, laundry,living,etc. 3800Sq.ft. and pool. All fees included: internet, cable, utilities. Mature female household seeking roommate.Will check references. Available July 17. $150/weekly. 912-351-0115 NEED A ROOM? STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging from $115-$140/weekly. Includes refrigerators, cable w/HBO, central heat/air. No deposit. Call 912-398-7507. NO DEPOSIT-LIMITED TIME! •REDUCED RENT!• BLOOMINGDALE & SAVANNAH •Rooms $100 & Up. Furnished, includes utilities, central heat and air, Comcast cable, television, washer/dryer. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. Call 912-210-0181. Room for Rent in Georgetown- access to big screen TV with cable, washer/dryer, kitchen privileges, $250/m includes utilities. Call 706-633-0477

Need a Roommate?

Roommate Wanted Ads Still Only $24.50*

Call Savannah Pennysaver 912-238-2040 *Private Party Only. Must share living space. No sublets, rooming / boarding houses or rentals allowed.

DODGE RAM 1500, 1999V8, mag wheels, automatic, pwr locks, 115k miles, AC, great condition, $4,800. Call 912-897-6977 or 954-593-2171 FENDER BENDER? Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932.

GMC truck, 1981- 1 ton towing ramp truck $3000 or best offer. Call 503-3101 or 234-2831 Lincoln LS Sport Sedan, 2004- Metallic blue, V-6, 52K, loaded, pristine condition. Full service history. $8450 OBO. 912-925-6217

NISSAN 200SX, 1998-

cold a/c, moonroof, 5 speed, great gas saver!!! Asking only $1950. 912-441-2150

RESPONSIBLE female seeking roommate to share fully equipped home. Port Wentworth area. Call Carolyn to inquire about more info,912-844-4007.

Selling 1994 Lincoln Series-type. 135K miles, runs good, V6 motor, brand new tires, brand new water pump, alternator, belts, oil change, AC/heat, cruise, sunroof, leather interior, well kept.Mint condition. Call 912-341-3948.

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cars 910 ‘97 Jeep Cherokee Sport Low miles, cold AC, runs great $1975. 912-272-1677.

ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995.

CHEVROLET Camaro, 1995- 6 cyl., 180K miles, some body work & TLC needed inside. Runs great. $2500 negotiable. Call 843-694-1293

Rooms for Rent w/microwave, refrigerator, & cable. Starting at $100/week. Ask for Tony: 912-323-6859 or Ed: 912-428-6529.

CHEVROLET Impala, 2007- elderly lady can no longer drive her silver Impala LT, 30k miles, make me an offer. 912-925-9135

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GMC SIERRA SLE, crew cab, 2007. Diesel turbo, 24,274 miles, excellent condition w/2010 29’ Denali 5th-wheel hitch. $33,000. No calls after 8pm, 912-660-2921.

RESPONSIBLE female looking to share 4BR furnished home, all utilities, cable, washer/dryer. References. $150/weekly. Call 912-844-6443

ROOMMATE NEEDED: Share 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment (Southside Location). $450/month, utilities included! Available July 30th. No drugs. Call 912-660-9849.

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Short-style Lincoln $2000 OBO

Motorcycles/ AtVs 940 Kawasaki Ninja 250, 2007 Excellent Condition Helmet included, Low Cost Transport. $2,100.00 OBO. (912)667-9581.

Catch Connect Savannah's Bill DeYoung on 105.3 WRHQ every Wednesday at 6:30pm and Thursdays at 10:30am for a look at what's happening next around town.

Boats & accessories 950 27’ CONTENDER, 2000. Twin Yamaha ‘00, New upholstery, loaded with extras. $42,000 OBO. MUST SELL! Call Jeff 844-9075, Brandy 272-3910 POWERBOAT 13-1/2’ Custom Craft, 50Hp Johnson, rebuilt, economical, trailer, Extras! Great shrimping boat! $1250 firm. Call Mac, 912-927-0716

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July 21st, 2010 Issue  

The Trainwrecks, food accessibility issues, Emma Anzai of the Sick Puppies and a review of the theatre production 'The Last Five Years'

July 21st, 2010 Issue  

The Trainwrecks, food accessibility issues, Emma Anzai of the Sick Puppies and a review of the theatre production 'The Last Five Years'