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Documentary: Ebb and Flow

What: Produced by All Walks of Life

and the City of Savannah, the film explores oral and written history of the Eastside neighborhoods. When: Thu. June 2, 6 p.m. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info:


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Film: Stubborn as a Mule

What: Award-winning documentary

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First Friday for Folk

What: The Folk Music Society’s monthly

Cold War Kids rock the park Friday night in a free show; check out our story this week including info on who’s in the clubs afterwards notable appearances.

When: Fri. June 3, 8 p.m. Where: Bay St. Theatre, 1 Jefferson St. Cost: $9 Info:

Tybee Sea Kayak Race

Groundlings, the Odd Lot presents live, spontaneous hilarity. When: Fri. June 3, 8 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 D Louisville Rd. Cost: $5 Info: 912-713-1137.

Marine Science Center. Features 3 separate races classed by experience, beginner to advanced. When: Sat. June 4, 8 a.m. Where: AJ’s Dockside, 1315 Chatham Ave. , Tybee Island Cost: $45 Info:

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Fireworks on the River

What: Start your weekend with a bang at the Riverfront Association’s monthly first friday fireworks display. When: Fri. June 3, 9:30 p.m. Where: River Street Cost: Free and open to the public Info:


Comedy: Barbera Carlyle

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Odd Lot Improv Comedy

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When: Sat. June 4, 8 a.m. Where: Isle of Hope Pool, 409 Parkersburg Rd. Cost: $25-30 Info: 912-819-5718.

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What: Annual race benefits the Tybee Island

Farmers Market

What: The Forsyth Park farmers market

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What: A trip to Harris Neck National Wild-

life Refuge with local birding expert Diana Churchill. When: Sat. June 4, 9 a.m. Where: Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge Cost: $30 Info: 912-236-8115.

What: A self-guided tour of historic and

contemporary homes. Ticket includes catered lunch. Proceeds benefit the Tybee Post Theater restoration. When: Sat. June 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Tybee Island Cost: $30/adv, $35/day-of Info: 912-786-7979. www.tybeevisit. com/

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The Goliards

What: A concert of 13th and

14th century music by the local ensemble followed by harpsichordist Anne Acker. When: Sat. June 4, 7:30 p.m. Where: Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 MLK Jr. Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912-232-1511 .


Sunday Bands for ’Bama

What: A grassroots benefit for victims of

the tornadoes in Alabama featuring live music from Junkyard Angel, Wormsloe, and Jeff Beasley, plus games, an auction and more. When: Sun. June 5, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Where: Morrell Park, East River Street, Cost: $30/family, $15/person, free/kids under 12



Film: 13 Assassins

What: Set in feudal Japan, a group of samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord. Directed by Takashi Miike. When: Sun. June 5, 2 p.m. 5 p.m., 8 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 D Louisville Rd. Cost: $8 Info: 912-713-1137.

Concert: Miranda Lambert

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randa Lambert rolls into town with the Revolution Tour. When: Sun. June 5, 7:30 p.m. Where: Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $26.75-44.75 Info:


Wednesday Dance: A Visit to the Telfair

What: The Islands Dance Academy

presents a young people’s production called “A Visit to the Telfair with Suitinoo and Kudzoo” When: Wed. June 8, 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: $10 Info: 912-525-5050.

Film: Televangelist Robert Tilton’s B-Day Tribute

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Local vernacular history is a recurring theme for us this month.

Regular readers will remember Patrick Rodgers’ spread a couple of issues ago on the “Ebb and Flow” documentation project and accompanying book about Savannah’s Eastside neighborhoods. This week he follows up with a cover story on David Strohl’s “Qualifies for Dreammaker” photo exhibit at Indigo Sky Gallery documenting life in and near Savannah’s Midtown/Eastside area. All of this is the kind of work I’ve been wanting to see happen here for so long: Efforts which combine journalism, historical research, and art in order to cast light where little light was cast before. It’s inspiring, actually. Despite the constant (and certainly understandable) focus on the Historic District, Savannah is also a city of rich, diverse neighborhoods with similarly rich and diverse stories. The fact that many of their residents, black and white, weren’t always affluent doesn’t make their history any less important or interesting. I confess I have a soft spot for this kind of vernacular journalism. I would much rather read and hear about regular people taking part in the regular rhythms of life than in the high profile activities of the rich and famous. I’m weird like that. Thankfully I’ve got a lot of “weird” company, such as local scholars Martha Keber and Carl Elmore and Cultural Affairs contract coordinator Michelle Hunter, who put together the seminal “Ebb and Flow” multimedia project. If you haven’t gotten a copy of the print edition of Ebb and Flow, you can get one at the Cultural Affairs office at 9 W. Henry St. For a digital dropcard version, go to the main library at 2002 Bull St. or the Jepson Center.

You can also visit for a closer online look. There is a screening of a documentary on the project this Thursday night in the Jepson Cen-

ter. The documentary Ebb and Flow, produced by All Walks of Life (AWOL) and the City of Savannah screens this Thursday night at 6 p.m. at the Jepson. One of the stated purposes of these documentation projects — previous editions include the Benjamin Van Clark and Westside neighborhoods — is to provide a chronicle of communities impacted by some change in urban design and planning, such as the razing of Fellwood Homes. (This is true of Patrick’s cover story this week as well.) Kudos to everyone involved in this kind of crucial but often thankless community work. cs

A shot from the Ebb and Flow documentary project and book. These are shipyard workers who built Liberty Ships in WWII; they lived in special-built housing on the Eastside.

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Let Westboro and the world know Editor, I was glad to see your call for nonviolent engagement in response to the Westboro hate group (“Protesting the protestors”). I heard some in the media, and the larger community, express an ‘ignore them and they’ll go away’ sentiment. And, I understand the urge to withhold media and community attention from an organization devoted to disrespectful disruption of civil society.

However, the quote attributed to Edmund Burke that, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing,” would seem to have been designed with these people in mind. Sadly, the evil of hatred doesn’t just go away. Left to its own devices, it grows–sometimes to the point that it marches millions into gas chambers, or leaves good men dangling from hangman’s nooses. The media’s job is to report newsworthy events. While the process of defining what is and what isn’t newsworthy inevitably

creates a filter, to not report on a newsworthy event simply because it is grotesque and distasteful, is an abrogation of responsibility. Just as it is and abrogation of civic responsibility for citizens to not respond to attacks on fellow community members. If our response is both substantial and nonviolent, we may owe this Westboro hate group, a word of thanks–for providing us with a powerful opportunity to redefine the just response to those who would turn us against one another in hatred. Rather than a “protest

against”, it was an opportunity for an expression of “support for” the inherent worth and dignity of our fellow citizens regardless of their race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. By adopting this approach, we make Westboro, itself, essentially irrelevant. The event becomes about us as a community. It becomes a great opportunity to let the world know that Savannah is the home of hospitality not hatred. Vicki Weeks

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of Savannah’s Revenue Director, and Randolph Scott, the head of the City’s Zoning Department, both of whom play a crucial role in the permitting process for mobile vendors. Vanderhorst, who moved to Savannah from Ohio six months ago to take over the position vacated by Buddy Clay, called the level of citizen interest in the issue “exciting.” The turnout surprised Creative Coast Executive Director Jake Hodesh, who initially proposed the meeting expecting maybe a half dozen people. “I wanted to see if the Creative Coast could help on a project like this,” he told us before the meeting. “Could we be a bridge between the entrepreneur community and the City?” The answer seems to be yes. The crowd included restaurant owners, entrepreneurs, a professor, an economist and people who were “just interested.” The group asked questions, raised issues and attempted to clarify their understanding of laws governing food carts locally and at the state level. “My understanding was that it was pretty much impossible,” says Brittney Blackshear, who is starting a business called Crepe–A–Diem. She was interested in having a food cart before finding out how difficult the process was. “I was going to go to the meeting and see what the progress is and what people are saying.”

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Over the last few years, many urban gourmands have turned their attention from traditional restaurants toward a growing trend of pop–up restaurants, food trucks and other mobile establishments where entrepreneurs and foodies peddle their culinary creations. In cities like Austin, Los Angeles, Portland, New York and Chicago, this new class of cooks, working from elaborately modified trailers and tricked out chuck wagons have become as engrained a part of local gastronomy as their forefathers, the ice cream truck

and the hot dog cart. The question asked with increasing frequency lately is “Why don’t we have any in Savannah?” Like so many things in this town, the answer stirs up a pot of interested entrepreneurs, convoluted bureaucracy and peculiar policies. The good news is it might be getting better. At a meeting last week in the Creative Coast office, more than 40 people showed up to take part in a conversation with Tom Vanderhorst, the City

The rules surrounding mobile vending in Savannah, particularly for food service, are confounding at best. There are specific areas where vendors can set up, myriad requirements for ownership, different sets of rules during festivals than during the rest of the year, regularly changing requirements from the health department, and a bevy of other considerations. “Some of the ordinances we enforce aren’t that well written,” says Vanderhorst during the meeting. He’s had to learn the ropes of the local system since taking the job; the 2011 Revenue Ordinance for Savannah is 157 pages long, and that’s just the beginning. In order to have a food cart in Savannah, the owner must secure the following: Sales tax ID from the state Department of Revenue, a permit from the state Department of Agriculture (for baked goods, seafood or certain other items), inspection and approval by the Health Department, verification from the City’s Zoning department that it’s a permissible use, a business tax certificate from the City Department of Revenue, and (depending on the loca-

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tion), approval from either the Parks Department, Leisure Services or the Traffic Department. It’s this labyrinth of “competing bureaucracies,” as one potential vendor described it that makes getting clear information on the process so difficult. The challenges don’t stop outside of government office buildings either. The cart must meet the physical dimensions defined by local ordinance, have a specific color umbrella (if an umbrella is present), and can only park “around” one of four squares (Johnson, Reynolds, Franklin and Wright), not in the square itself, or around other squares. Carts are also allowed on streets around Forsyth Park, but not in the park (unless there’s a festival going on, and then only with special approval). Also, there can’t be any on–site food prep – everything sold has to be pre– packaged and prepared in a kitchen approved by the health department and owned by the cart owner. “The city doesn’t allow cooking on the truck,” explains Corey Houlihan, a co–founder of the Savannah Street Food Coalition, which has been seeking to rally support for food trucks and carts in Savannah via social media. “We would also have to have our own brick and mortar commercial kitchen that no one else could use, which defeats the food truck idea.” No one is advocating a glut of lawless mobile food sellers working without regard for sanitation or safety, but the regulations are far from welcoming. The City of Austin, Texas has hundreds of mobile food vendors, most of whom run officially sanctioned, tax– paying, job–creating businesses. “It’s their livelihood,” says Sue Simons, the Supervisor of Environmental

and Consumer Health with the Austin– Travis County Health Department. Simons has worked closely with the city’s mobile food community to shape and revise the food code to balance safety and operability. Their combined efforts have made Austin’s rules a model for the rest of the country. “I get called frequently,” says Simons. “I get calls from Washington DC to San Francisco asking about our mobile vendor program.” To become a permitted vendor in Austin, owners of a mobile establishment must have the following: A notarized agreement letter with a health department sanctioned kitchen or

son, who presented a mobile vending concept during FastPitch, an event for entrepreneurs seeking venture capital that took place here earlier this year. Requiring outdoor food vendors to be attached to a restaurant stemmed from a sudden increase in roadside grills several years ago, according to Randolph Scott, the City’s Zoning Administrator. “We couldn’t contain them,” he said during the meeting. Scott was open to more food carts downtown, but warned that the City would err on the side of caution. “We want this sort of business,” he told attendees, “but we have to protect the brick and mortar businesses too.”

The question asked with increasing frequency lately is “Why don’t we have any in Savannah?” preparation facility, a state tax ID, a fire inspection, an inspection of the mobile facility, and a plan to deal with waste (including waste water), among other requirements. While many of the same regulations exist in Savannah, there are some crucial differences that are a hindrance to potential mobile food purveyors. One incentive for food cart/truck owners is often the lower cost of a mobile establishment as compared to opening a brick and mortar restaurant. Locally, mobile vendors must act as an extension of an existing restaurant. The owner of the cart must also be the owner of the restaurant, and, unless they are alongside a park or square, must own the property where the cart or truck is located. “No mobile food service is allowed because it would compete with the restaurants who have invested in a physical static space,” explains Robyn Richard-

There are some issues that need to be addressed before Savannahians might start enjoying more hot dog carts, mobile crepe stands and sno–cones, but the meeting at the Creative Coast represented a positive first step. While business owners see potential profit in street food, the City has found financial incentives of its own. One potential solution to the declining revenue and increasing demand for maintenance and upkeep in the squares could be to rent or auction space for vendors. “We could use these squares to generate revenue that would go back into the squares,” explained Vanderhorst, along with the caveat that any such plan was still a long way from being final. The one thing that is certain is that there will be more meetings – both internally amongst City staff, and again with attendees, who agreed that a similar meeting with the Health Department would be the next logical step. cs



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Joplin, Missouri, is in ruins, victim of one of the most intense U.S. tornado seasons ever recorded. That disaster comes on the heels of the jaw dropping April 28th disaster, when a record–setting 228 twisters, all spawned in a single day, roared through the Southeast. Some would point an accusatory finger at human–caused global warming. But as most climatologists will tell you, no single weather event is attributable to climate change. This month the Mississippi River crested at flood levels never before seen in U.S. history, threatening cities, towns and hamlets from Memphis to the Gulf – the result of a record 90 inches of precipitation across the Midwest. Of course, as all forty–eight U.S. senators who just voted to continue Big Oil subsidies will attest, no one weather event can ever be linked to human– caused climate change. Meanwhile, Texas is in flames, with drought parching 98 percent of the Lone Star State. No one has seen the like of it, with 2.2 million acres already scorched by wildfires. Of course, as any Obama administration official pushing for more coal production will glibly agree, no one weather event can ever be traced back to climate change. Out West, record snowpack – a staggering 200 percent above normal – has brought severe flood risks to Utah, Wyoming and Montana. While New Mexico, Arizona and eastern Colorado endure serious drought and gear up for an equally severe fire season. Of course, as any Exxon or Koch brothers–funded climate change skeptic will scold you, no one weather event can ever be seen to be the result of human–caused climate change. Go out in your backyard, stick a finger up in the air or look at what is blooming today, and you’ll likely know. The times are a changin’ – fast. Your community and mine are hotter, dryer or wetter, with nastier storms than you or your grandparents ever remember. But... as any Fox News anchor will gleefully report, no single weather event can ever be seen as being the product of human–caused climate change.

But, how about thousands of weather events? Shattered heat records. Drought records. Deluge records. Winters grown milder. Summers grown longer and brutally hot. Icecaps melting, ice shelves collapsing, glaciers in galloping retreat. Weather disasters on every continent. It’s precisely what climate modelers began forecasting two decades ago. Except, the scientists told us then that these sorts of catastrophes wouldn’t hammer us until 2050 or later. Hell, Greenland wasn’t supposed to melt significantly until after 2100, but it is melting significantly now. Global coral reefs are dying now, global food harvests are in decline now, and food prices are breaking records now due to changing climate. Still, we’re a nation in denial. Worse, like a crack addict whose connection just got popped, we’re sniffing out fossil fuel under every rock; raping the Canadian tar sands; readying drilling platforms in Arctic seas and Gulf deepwater; and turning vast swathes of rural America into a pincushion of drilling rigs fracked for natural gas. This spring, President Obama even called for an enormous expansion of the dirtiest, most polluting industry of all. Under his plan, new coal mining operations will increase U.S. climate change emissions by over fifty percent beyond what we’re producing now. Damn the risks. We need our energy fix! Meantime, the Mississippi – and the weird weather – rolls on. “We’ve never seen anything like this. I was scared not knowing what’s going to happen or where we can go from here,” said flood victim Tamara Jenkins of Frayser, Tennessee, talking to CNN. Well, Ms. Jenkins, you may be neck deep in the Big Muddy and not know what’s happening next. But the fossil fuel industry, our president and congress do. They have utter confidence in their business as usual energy policy and the big fools say to push on. After all, Ms. Jenkins, no single flood of biblical proportions can be attributed to human–caused climate change. Just ask Noah. cs Glenn Scherer is senior editor of Blue Ridge Press (

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Someone called in a bomb threat to a day care center in the Metropolitan neighborhood. 13 small children had to be evacuated and were waiting outside when police arrived.

A similar bomb threat had been called into the same day care a few days earlier too. The caller advised that he was tired of them kicking his kids out of the facility. He said that it would go off when the other kids arrived. The business owner told police that she suspects it is her daughter’s ex–boyfriend who is making the calls. The day before the first bomb threat was called in, police were called to her daughter’s residence after the ex refused to leave the premises. He told them, “this ain’t over,” as he left. No explosives were found in the day care and the owner was given a CRN card.

• An anonymous caller reported that someone in the hotel room next to them was smoking crack. When officers arrived at the Southside establishment, the occupant opened the door and took off running. One officer pursued the man, while another doubled back down the steps to try and cut him off from escaping around the corner of the building. The officer pursuing the man saw him toss a glass object over the railing and into the parking lot. The officer told the man to stop running and get on the ground. He stopped and asked why they were chasing him. He then tried to take off running again, but decided not to when the officer told him there were additional cops at the bottom of the stairs waiting for him. He threw something else over the balcony before laying on the ground. He was cuffed, and the objects he tossed were recovered, including a glass pipe, some brillo pad and a folded piece of paper containing a powdery, rock–like substance. That was all logged as evidence. He was charged with possession, obstruction and tampering with evidence.

• Around 1:30 in the morning, officers were dispatched to Yamacraw after a reported shooting. When they arrived, they discovered a man lying on the floor of his girlfriend’s apartment. He’d been shot through the left shoulder. For an undisclosed reason his pants and underwear were down around his thighs. The man who’d been shot was conscious and responsive, but would not cooperate with police. He told them that three men came up behind him and one of them shot him in the back. There was only one shot. He had no physical description, nor would he offer any information about which direction they headed. There was no blood on the ground and no shell casings. Forensics responded and took photos of the area. The victim’s girlfriend said that she had called him about 45 minutes earlier and he said that he was hanging out with his homeboys. She called back 30 minutes later and he didn’t answer. When she called back again, he said he’d been shot

and she rushed back to the apartment. She said he is quiet and doesn’t tell her his business. She was unaware of anyone who would have a dispute with him. • An officer was on patrol late when he pulled into a gas station on Abercorn. Upon arriving, he noticed a white male urinating on the front of the building. The officer approached the subject and asked, “what are you doing?” The subject turned around and stared. He told the urinator to zip up his pants and have a seat on the curb. The officer obtained the man’s ID and asked again, “why were you urinating on the building?” Due to the man’s heavily intoxicated state, he spoke incoherently, unable to complete a sentence. He was arrested for public intoxication and public indecency. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020

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Ellenbeth Wachs, 48, was arrested in Lakeland, Fla., in May on a complaint that she “simulated” a sex act in front of a minor. In a March incident, Wachs, after receiving medication for her multiple sclerosis, was awakened at 8:30 a.m. by her 10-year-old neighbor boy’s clamorous basketball game, near Wachs’ window. After unsuccessfully beseeching the boy for quiet, Wachs -- hoping, perhaps, to make a point about noisy neighbors -- began moaning out the window (while remaining out of sight), “Oh, John! Oh! John!” over and over at increased shrillness as if in the throes of orgasm. The basketballplaying stopped, but the incident was not a teaching moment. The boy’s father, Otto Lehman, called the police and filed for an order of protection against Wachs.

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• Dalia Dippolito, 30, of Boynton Beach, Fla., was convicted in May of hiring a hit man to kill her husband, but not before offering an ultra-modern defense: Her lawyer told the jury that it was all a fake scheme to pitch a reality-TV show about one spouse’s ordering a hit on the other (and that her husband, Michael, had originally come up with the idea). As Dippolito’s plan unfolded, her boyfriend alerted police, who set up a sting and witnessed Dippolito dictating exactly what she wanted done. (In fact, the sting itself was captured on video for the “Cops” TV show.) Michael denied any involvement, and the jury appeared not to give her story any credence.

suffer from “latent onset” Lyme disease. • “Wrong” Impressions: (1) The Sergeants Benevolent Association, fighting Ironies back in April against corruption charges (that its NYPD officers often “fix” traffic • Erie County (N.Y.) jail officials sustickets for celebrities, high officials and pended guards Lawrence Mule, a 26-year selected “friends”) claimed in a recorded veteran, and James Conlin, a 29-year message reported in The New York Times veteran, after they scuffled at the County that such fixes are merely “courtesy,” not Correctional Facility on April 21, reportcorruption. (2) A 20-year-old Jersey City, edly over a bag of chips. An inmate had to N.J., gym member claimed “criminal break up the fight. sexual contact” in March, acknowledg• An anti-terrorism drill scheduled ing that while she had given a male club for Pottawattamie County, Iowa, in therapist permission to massage her March, which was to practice breasts and buttocks, she had been community co-ordination after under the impression that he is gay. an attack by a hypothetical MMMM, When another gym member told white supremacist group angry Food her that the therapist has a girlabout illegal immigration, had Carts! friend, she called the police. to be canceled. The sheriff • Quite a Disease, That Lyme: said callers claiming to be (1) Marilyn Michose, 46, was white supremacists were referred for medical evaluation in angry at being picked on as May after she was spotted roaming “terrorists” and had threatened a the lobby of the Waldorf-Astoria school in Treynor, Iowa, with an Hotel in New York City wearing attack that closely resembled the neon pink panties on top of her street kind of imagined attack that would clothes, with a .25-caliber Beretta vishave preceded the simulated ible in her jacket pocket, and speakdrill. ing gibberish. According to Michose’s • In April, officials in the mother, Marilyn had overmedicated northern Swedish city of Angermanland for her Lyme disease. (2) A restraining temporarily shut down the operator of order, to keep away from Sarah Palin and a colonic cleansing service, and issued her family, was extended in May against fines because it was not up to code. It had Shawn Christy, 19, of McAdoo, Pa., by a insufficient restroom facilities, thus remagistrate in Anchorage, Alaska. Christy quiring some of its clients to cleanse their has admitted to traveling to Alaska to colons in front of other clients. meet Palin, to making numerous telephone calls to her, and to once threatening to sexually assault her. According to a 2009 psychiatric evaluation ordered by the Secret Service, Christy appeared to

I Demand My Rights!

The lawyer for Charles Wilhite expressed shock in a formal motion before the court after his client’s murder trial in Springfield, Mass., in April (in which Wilhite was convicted). How could it be, he asked the judge, that despite having to evaluate 19 witnesses and examine 55 pieces of evidence, the jury could so quickly have decided (three hours total) that Wilhite and his partner Angel Hernandez were guilty? (The lawyer insinuated that the jury had thus been inattentive or biased, but did not mention the possibility that Wilhite and Hernandez were so obviously guilty that no more time was necessary.)

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“Dog Stylist” Dara Foster (“I show people how to live together with their dogs in a stylish way”) told a TV audience recently that some dog owners are dressing their pooches in “’80s-inspired punk,” “giving way to a grunge movement in dog fashion -- I swear to God.” The ubiquitous TV guest and apparel designer estimates that since Americans already spend $47 billion a year on pets, they need more than ever to know what’s hot -- fluorescent styling gel, for example, and precooked meals for dogs, and owners getting matching tattoos with their dogs, and a recently spotted synthetic mullet wig for dogs. cs


Depending on how you define “homemade,” “space,” and “ship,” you can get a craft into space, or at least a respectable distance off the ground, for somewhere between $500 and $2.5 billion. I realize that’s not helpful for budgeting purposes, so let me tell you what you get for your money at different price points. First let’s define those terms. By homemade I imagine you mean something you can throw together in your workshop a la the Wright brothers. Where space flight is concerned this seriously limits the possibilities, so let’s include any craft constructed by anyone other than a national government.
 Next, what do we mean by space? The commonly accepted threshold is 100 kilometers up, or about 62 miles. That’s the so-called Kármán line, roughly the point at which the air gets so thin that a winged craft would have to exceed orbital velocity to generate enough lift to stay aloft. In the interest of affordability, however, we may want to adopt a more expansive definition. More below . Finally, ship. If we limit ourselves to a capsule with people in it, this is going to be a short column. Instead, we’ll define a ship as a payload—basically anything you can heave aloft. With that in mind, here’s the menu: First, orbital human space flight. I throw this in to establish the boundary condition, since it’s never been accomplished by any non-government entity, and only three governments— the U.S.S.R., the U.S., and China. It’s not cheap. The space shuttle Endeavour, for example, cost $1.7 billion to build, plus hundreds of millions more per mission. The private sector offers two cheaper routes into space. One is orbital flight with no people aboard. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, boasts it can put a satellite into orbit for $54 million. The

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 Suffering from sticker shock? Let’s consider stratospheric flight. OK, the motive power is a weather balloon, not a rocket, and the highest you can get your payload is 20 to 25 miles, well short of space as usually defined. However, the cost is under $1,000, and the payoff is pretty cool. Last year two amateurs, one from Brooklyn, the other from the UK, cobbled together ingenious instrument packages on the cheap (the Brooklyn guy used a mini video camera plus an iPhone with a GPS tracking app). The result, easy to find with a little Googling: photos and video showing in haunting detail the curvature of the earth, the thin layer of atmosphere, and beyond it the blackness of space. You may be thinking: balloons are nice, but I want rockets. Fine. We’ve got one last option: suborbital instrument flight. I spoke with Ky Michaelson, driving force behind the Civilian Space eXploration Team, or CSXT, which he says is the only amateur operation so far to launch a rocket into space. They did it in 2004 using a 21-foot homemade rocket that went 72 miles straight up and then came straight down. Total time: just over 14 minutes. Cost, including a couple previous failed attempts: roughly $350,000. Maybe you could surpass that feat, Matt, but I’m not betting the ranch, for two reasons. First, the 72-year-old Michaelson is one of a vanishing breed of self-taught rocketeers, raised on chemistry sets, hot rods, and Sputnik. Today’s whiz kids grow up staring at computer screens, not stars. Second, the next frontier for amateur rocketry is orbital flight, a steep hill for both technical and regulatory reasons—no way are authorities letting amateurs shoot flaming bombs over populated areas . Sure, NASA wants to turn its space transport chores over to private companies, and there’s a decent chance that’ll happen. We’ll have plenty of commercial satellites, the occasional space probe, maybe someday a Mars mission. But space tourism, popularly-priced lunar flybys, that kind of thing . . . sorry, I don’t see the business case. Then again, that’s Mr. Practical talking. Mr. Starryeyed Dreamer says: prove me wrong. cs

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At 9 p.m. Friday, June 3 Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. $10 This is a part–time project for Curtis and Grant Geren, Knoxville–based musician brothers who have an original music band, Shortwave Society, on which they focus most of their energy. Same As It Ever Was is – you guessed it! – a tribute to Talking Heads (that’s right, the moniker comes from the classic Heads tune “Once in a Lifetime”). The band, which has developed a considerable following in southern college towns, hits the road for perhaps one weekend a month. “That’s a way to keep it fresh,” says Curtis Geren, who plays keyboards and percussion, and handles the David Byrne–like lead vocals. “We’re not one of these tribute bands that goes out for 30 or 60 days and just beats it into the ground. “Although it’s a tribute, we don’t go full bore with the costumes and try to look like these people. Because none of us look like these people! I mean, I’m probably a foot shorter than David Byrne.” The tuneage will be familiar and welcomed – everything from “Psycho Killer” to “I Zimbra” to “Life During Wartime” to “Burning Down the House.” “We pay homage to the music, but at the same time do it in our own way and keep it fun,” explains Geren, a trained jazz musician. “We have some improvised sections that weren’t there on the recordings – but we try to do it in the same spirit as the Talking Heads’ live recordings. Because they made changes to their own tunes when they did them live.” Heads heads can expect material from all phases of the Rhode Island band’s career, from the psychotic early, punky stuff to the poly–rhythmic, African–inspired funk and quirky electronica of the middle–era material, to the straight–ahead pop and left–turn lyrical rock of the final years. “What originally caught me was this universe that David Byrne painted lyrically, and how funny and tongue–in–cheek it was,” Geren says. “I heard him describe it as how an alien race would come to earth and view humanity. And, while thinking our behavior is completely silly, loving us completely. “The thing I liked about it was how intelligent the music was, and how it was pop and dance–able. Pop music doesn’t have to be just drivel – it can be dancy and smart at the same time, and people can have a great time listening to it.” See


With Dare Dukes and the Blackstock Collection, General Oglethorpe & the Panhandlers At 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $6 Fans of quirky pop music can get their weekly fix–in–one at this special Thursday night gig, at which two of Savannah’s finest and funkiest quasi–acoustic popsters are joined by Birdlips, a “psychedelic folk” duo from the Washington, D.C. area. Clifford John and Lindsay Pitts play an assortment of oddly–combined instruments, sing incredibly tight harmonies, and create the sort of hazy, gauzy songs that might result from a union of She & Him and Mazzy Star. There’s a touch of the South American on these birds’ lips as well. Favorite quote, from Yours Truly: “It’s what bossa nova would sound like if it originated in Laurel Canyon rather than Rio. With its hint of Brazilian day–dreaming and spicy dashes of funk and psychedelia, it sounds like The Girl From Ipanema taking a beach walk in the moonlight, on the prowl for something exciting.” See CS

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One of the nice things about living in Savannah is the traditional concert for graduating SCAD seniors at the start of every summer. You don’t have to be part of the graduating class, or a SCAD student, or even a student anywhere to see this show. In fact, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never gone to school at all.

Dead Confederate (Loco’s Grill & Pub) is the Athens alt/country grunge band whose lead singer, guitarist Hardy Morris, comes from the nasally Neil Young/Jeff Tweedy class. The group’s tough, uncompromising electric Americana has been featured on two al-

bums – Wrecking Ball and the amazing Sugar – and they’ve been known, when prodded, to perform Young’s seminal Tonight’s the Night album in its entirety. Burning Mansions (Wormhole Bar) is the “other” band fronted by singer/ guitarist Jonathan Murphy – he’s the title guy in Jon Lee & the Canebrakes, and while that trio focuses on tough, melodic blues, Burning Mansions roams over more rock ‘n’ roll territory. New CD just out – Labor Day – has a definite Hendrix/Trower feel to it. Same As it Ever Was (Live Wire Music Hall) is a Talking Heads tribute band from Knoxville, Tenn. If you must know, the band is profiled in the Noteworthy section of this issue of Connect. Shovels & Rope (The Jinx) consists of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, quirky alt–country singer/songwriters (both of whom have played here before) doing that tight, two–part harmony. “Two guitars, a junkyard drum kit (harvested from an actual garbage heap – adorned with tambourines, flowers and kitchen rags) and a handful of harmonicas.” They’ve opened for Band of Horses and Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit.


Bambara (Hang Fire). “Distortion, feedback and melodic noise” is how one fan/critic described this Athens power trio before comparing them to Sonic Youth (which I get) and the Who (which I can’t hear). Bambara is alternatively moody and neo–psychedelic, and unremittingly fierce. A two–fer this week, too: They’re at the Jinx Thursday (the night before this Hang Fire show), with Cusses and Intimate Stranger. Damon & the Shitkickers (Congress Street Social Club). Savannah’s got a good dirty handful of country–edged Americana bands, but this bunch – fronted by vocalist Damon Mailand – adheres most closely to the “country” side of the equation – specifically, the hardscrabble “outlaw” stuff of Cash, Jennings, Earle and company. Probably the only band in town to cover Vern Gosdin, too! Listen 2 Three (Retro on Congress). Up and coming Savannah rock trio with a strong debut album, Play it By Ear. CS SCAD New Alumni Concert: Cold War Kids Where: Forsyth Park When: At 7 p.m. Friday, June 3 Admission: Free

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It’s outdoors, it’s free, and it’s open to everyone, a sweet deal for any Savannah music fan. The whole “college” thing is strictly optional. The 2011 “New Alumni Concert” happens at 7 p.m. Friday, June 3 in Forsyth Park. This year’s band is Cold War Kids, a soul–infused indie rock quartet out of Long Beach, California. Best known for the widescreen semi–hit “Hang Me Out to Dry” and music that fused skittery punk with soaring melodies and reverb–y sonic soundscapes, Cold War Kids is fronted by former professional English teach Nathan Willett. The band is touring behind its recently–released third full– length album, Mine is Yours. Produced by Jacquire King (Modest Mouse, Kings of Leon, Tom Waits’ Mule Variations), Mine is Yours seems to be one of those “turning point” records: The band has made several enormous changes, trading in the soulful, searching angst of old for a more polished, ambitious, ready–friendly sound. “Between the first and second album, I don’t think we made a big leap, but did a good job writing songs in the same style and vein,” Willett recently told Interview. “But I think we are the kind of band that wants to do something different each time to stay excited. There are a lot of different things this time around. We recorded the first two albums relatively quickly, in a week or two each. Very live, getting spontaneous takes. But the third record – we went into the studio with no completed songs, we wrote in the studio, we kept working through things.” This, for him, is what’s different about the songs on Mine is Yours: “The last two albums are much more narrative and fictional. This one is much more personal, and about me or friends of mine. I opened the door and tried to write about myself ... while still keeping it interesting and lyrical.” Assuming the Cold War Kids concert starts on time (and whether or not there’s an opening act — a name is floating out there but no one could or would officially confirm at press time), it should let out in the vicinity of 11 p.m. Should you wish to continue your live– music adventure, here’s a quick look at who’s playing in the clubs Friday:

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Playing Thursday at the Jinx, Intimate Stranger is like the Cure meets the Cars – it’s synth–y dance music, with a lot of trebly guitar, engaging melodies and English–language, Bjork–meets–Chrissie Hynde vocals from bassist Tessie Spoljaric–Woodgate. She began the band around 2005 in Santiago with her husband, guitarist Lautero Vera. Together, they wrote the songs on the two Intimate Stranger albums, Life Jacket and Under. Last year, Intimate Stranger’s internationally rambling road led the band to Austin. They’re officially an American band now – at least on paper. Here’s a selection of conversational nuggets from an interview we did with Spoljaric–Woodgate a few days ago.



Home “I am a citizen of both England and Croatia. I was born in Croatia, but I only lived there for two years. Then I lived in the U.K. until I was 10, when my family moved to Brussels, in Belgium. I lived there for eight years. I went to an international school there, and after I graduated I went back to Brighton, in the south of England, to study international relations. I had a year abroad as part of my studies, and that’s when I decided to go to Chile. And that’s what I would call my real base now.”

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Music in Chile “There’s a lot of bands in Chile, and a lot of different types of music. I met Lau when he was playing in a band there called Don Fango. He’d grown up there in the middle of a massive hardcore movement in Santiago. Meeting him in 2003, and seeing his band, that kind of excited me and got me into guitar– based music again. Meeting him really made me want to do music with him. We started listening to music, and writing songs together – our relationship blossomed out of out love for music, I suppose. The music that I was listening to, when I was growing up, was exactly the same music that he was listening to while he was on the other side of the world.”

Why Austin? “I’ve been coming to Austin for a long time to visit my dad. And I’d go to South By Southwest every year – even before I went to Chile and met Lau, I would always go to see the bands at SouthBy. And we’ve played three times at SouthBy now, and for two years we’ve helped organize a ‘Chilean Showcase,’ and that was great. There’s a lot of stuff going on with bands in Chile, bands that are only really now trying to go to the States. For us, it was a total opportunity – we’ve got a following in Chile, and a good network of friends there, and we definitely want to keep that. We’re planning a tour of Chile, Argentina and Brazil in the fall. But coming here was really important for us, because we really want to reach more people, and travel to places we’ve never been. Get our music out to more people. So that’s really why we’re here.” CS

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Photographer David Strohl discovered the inspiration for his new exhibit, “Qualifies for Dreammaker,” while taking a walk. The show, which takes a closer look at some near–Eastside neighborhoods, opens this week at the Indigo Sky Gallery. Inspired by German social critic Walter Benjamin’s interpretation of the flaneur — one who wanders aimlessly but remains observant and highly aware — Strohl began taking long walks with his camera, capturing anything that caught his eye. “I started out by just walking around

Moments frozen in time: Two young men on their way to football practice caught Strohl’s attention during one of his walks through the neighborhood.

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contributing to the totality of any given place in relation to its surroundings. “How do these all interact and intertwine? How will they influence one another? What’s the underlying story of each of these zones?” It is questions like these Strohl was trying to answer as he wandered. After a year of walking and shooting photos, he decided to focus on the area stretching from the Midtown neighborhood up to Ben Van Clark and the surrounding areas. What began as a general exploration was now a quest. “I went into this very specific area and began discovering a story, which is this gentrification. It’s on the cusp of renewal and there’s some tension,” Strohl explains. “People are uncertain about the future, things are changing.” He began to spend more and more time walking through the neighborhoods with his camera, snapping pictures or stopping to sit on porches and chat with residents. These moments became central to the project’s development, and three distinct types of photos began to emerge, each of which is represented in the show: “The sentimental personal portraiture, the environmental documentation, and then several examples of the gentrification process or things that symbolize it,” says Strohl. Although he spent some time studying the fine line between gentrification and revitalization along the way – that is only one part of the show. “That’s part of the neighborhood, but it doesn’t define the neighborhood,” Strohl explains. “That’s just one part of

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Justin Kent, right, is the co-founder and “grand poo-bah” of the Odd Lot.

“Improv,” says Justin Kent, “is the perfect thing for a lazy actor, because you can do the show without having to learn the lines.” Kent is part of a fairly large contingent of lazy actors in Savannah, but in the long run he can’t stand to be idle. That’s why he’s at Muse Arts Warehouse every Monday night, ringleading the improv comedy troupe the Odd Lot. Improv – short for improvisational – is unscripted comedy, stream–of–consciousness riffing, and it’s a lot like a highwire act – if you fall, you fall hard. “A lot of it is the thrill,” Kent says. “You go out there, and it is all you. You’ve got nobody else’s words to help you out. You’re just flying on your own. And when it works, it is beautiful and it gives you a great rush. “When it doesn’t work, you just leave it and go on. The audience is usually forgiving.” Kent and his co–founder Christopher Soucy are the cornerstone of an eight to 12–member troupe (depending on who’s available for any particular Monday night Muse gig). If you’ve seen the TV series Whose Line is it Anyway, you’ll know how it works: The company starts with a word, a theme or an idea, and without thinking too hard about it they just start acting it out. Where it goes is where it goes. “Chemistry is important – we’ve been pretty lucky,” says Kent. “The kind of person that can do improv is a very special kind of person, for some reason.

You have to be that special kind of crazy to do improv.” The gang will do a rare Friday night performance June 3. “We like to do a Friday night for the people who wouldn’t normally be able to come on a Monday night,” Kent explains. “Or who don’t really want to come on a Monday night – they’re more likely to give it a try on a Friday. And every time we’ve done a Friday night show, we get more people.” Kent and Soucy – both part–time actors and standup comedians – began their odd journey three years ago. “We decided we wanted to do a Christmas show, but we didn’t want to memorize lines for it, because we were doing other shows at the time,” Kent recalls. “So we decided to improvise our way through A Christmas Carol.” This – much to their delight – was a success, and it turned into the Literary Improv League – once a month, Kent, Soucy and assorted funny friends would do improv on a different work of classic literature. When Soucy’s sister JinHi opened Muse in 2009, she offered the guys a semi–permanent slot on Monday nights – traditionally dark nights in theater. “When she did that,” Kent says, “we figured we weren’t going go be able to read a book a week – we’re just actors,

after all – so we just kind of re–formed our group.” The Odd Lot celebrated its first anniversary in March. “We’ve had a great year,” says Kent. “We’ve never had a show where an audience didn’t show up – although we’ve had some small crowds from time to time – and recently we’ve had some real great crowds.” At the end of each semester, the Odd Lot loses a graduating SCAD student or two. For auditions, Kent says, “We basically go through the same kind of things we do in a show. I have everybody come up and do some games with other members of the group, and just see how their wit is, how quick they are, how well they can think on their feet and that kind of thing. “You can almost sense it when you’ve been doing it for years.” Kent, who studied with the legendary Second City comedy troupe in Chicago, and spent several years touring the Midwest with an improv group, says he’s addicted to the high wire – he wouldn’t have it any other way, risks and all. “Improv has become one of those things I just have to do now,” he explains. “If I don’t do it for too long I get grumpy. And my wife starts telling me ‘You need to go do a show.’ CS The Odd Lot Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703D Louisville Road. When: At 8 p.m. Friday, June 3 Admission: $5 Online:

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Heiwa’s Sushi Bar & Teppan Yaki Grill has a third location, at 10 Barnard St., between Five Guys and Avia. This smart, brand new location is located within easy sight of Ellis Square –– and joins a number of new eateries calling the larger News Place project home. Lunch and dinner menus downtown are consistent to other locations, in Sandfly and on Abercorn Street, and will also include traditional breakfast. I usually go to the location nearest my house in Sandfly. On a recent visit I satisfied my craving for soft shell crab. The Spider Roll gets its name from the crispy fried crab leg that juts up from one or more slices of sushi roll. It’s a fried roll –– no raw fish squeamish foodies –– with plenty of flavorful wasabi mayo, cucumber and masago. It’s flavorful crisp and delicious. A

quick mouthful of pickled ginger cleared my palate for the entree. Chicken Teriyaki: you’ve probably had it a thousand times. It’s comforting, filled with flavor and texture and, most likely, pretty darned good for you nutritionally with all those veggies. Like any Teppan Yaki operation, this dish arrives piping hot and fresh. The downtown location is a decidedly upscale version of its older sibling –– a fitting step forward for this family–owned chain. 10 Barnard St., 233–1606/ 7401 Skidaway Road, 355–8819 / 7640 Abercorn St., 352–3838

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When I assembled this family of “Beers for Summer” it (finally) occurred to me that each shares a unique genesis. Except for import Samuel Smith, each is a thoroughly modern beer borne from a passion. Each brewery founder began as a home brewer. Prohibition killed scores of small brewers, who never rebounded until much later in the 20th Century. Today, nearly 1,800 small breweries are thriving –– in some cases struggling to keep up –– as more and more American palates embrace this new generation of brewers. Locally, we have the talents of John Pinkerton at Moon River Brewing Co. John has crafted an interesting portfolio of regular offerings and frequent special brews, making his bar our own craft beer central. Two local retailers, both locations of Habersham Beverage and World Market, allow limited “mix–your–own–six–pack” deals. It’s a great way to experiment with styles Still need a starting place? Try these summer beers: Anchor Summer Beer: The grandfather of the current American craft brewing industry, Fritz Maytag , started his brewing work in 1965 and in 1984 introduced this beer –– the nation’s first modern–era wheat beer. Light, crisp, and refreshing. Highland St. Therese Pale Ale: Brewery founder Oscar Wong is a scientist by profession and a brewery founder by passion. From Asheville, NC, comes this classic, mildly citrusy pale ale.

New Belgium Somersault: Beers fans rejoiced when wildly popular Fat Tire arrived in Savannah a couple of years ago, but how many of you have tried this mildly hoppy brew that cavorts around the palate like a Russian gymnast, with subtle flavors of apricot and ginger? Terrapin Sunray Wheat: Athen’s–based Terrapin brews a wheat beer with a local connection. Sunray Wheat is brewed with a touch of Tupelo honey from Savannah Bee Company. Bell’s Oberon Ale: Vacationers to Michigan have raved about that state’s Bell’s beer for years –– and now the flagship, Oberon Ale, is available in Georgia. It’s a wheat ale fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. Samuel Smith’s Organic Strawberry Ale: If you told me I’d like a fruit beer –– much less strawberry –– I would have laughed out loud. But the reality is I love this English–made, certified organic strawberry ale with roots reaching back to 1758. The 18.5 oz. bottle is perfect to share. cs

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in Los Angeles, Costello and the band (which includes his longtime piano– playing partner Steve Naive) played the Beatles’ “And Your Bird Can Sing” and Prince’s “Purple Rain.” In New York, the wheel demanded Jimi Hendrix’s “The Wind Cries Mary,” Wings’ “Letting Go,” and “Substitute” by the Who. The stage is set up like a seedy Vegas lounge, and the people who spin the wheel are invited to stay onstage and listen to their tune while sitting at a cocktail table with a big martini. The back of the stage is a giant TV screen full of static. At Stage Right, there’s a huge, neon “cage” with a gyrating go–go dancer inside. She invites said wheel–spinners to step into the cage and dance a few rounds with her. Costello has been delighting in defied expectations since the old days. When I saw him and the Attractions (the original band, with Naive) in 1982, they opened with “Accidents” – a venerable crowd pleaser. I saw the show again the very next night, in a different city, and when the lights first came up they played a blistering, twisted version of Leon Payne’s blood–curdling “Psycho” (“You think I’m psycho, don’t you mama/Mama, why don’t you get up?”) and before the last note had begun to fade launched into “Accidents,” double–time. He never said a word the entire time. The entire audience, including yours truly, was stunned. And the rest of the concert was identical to the night before. Tickets are $49.50, $59.50 and $69.50 at CS

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Adam Winnie — An exhibition of large-scale portraits by Winnie, plus a silent auction of work by Tiffani Taylor, with proceeds benefiting her scholarship program. Reception: June 3, 6-8pm. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 111 W. Bay St. , http://www.


Cain-Powers-Sandoz — Betsy Cain, Blanche Powers, and Katherine Sandoz are featured artists at the inaugural exhibit for the gallery, which explores three different responses to the environs of coastal Georgia. 1704Lincoln Gallery, Corner of Lincoln and 33rd Sts., Chris Mosey — The renowned glass artist from Chattanooga has a special weekend exhibit at Liquid Sands. Opening reception: June 3, 5-9pm, and Trunk Show: June 4, 11am-7pm Liquid Sands Gallery, 5 W. York St. , Coming Clean — Artist Lisa Miller creates a photo/video installation about hoarding. Attendees are encouraged to bring an item they would have otherwise given away to contribute to the piece. Opening reception: June 3, 6-9pm. Desotorow Gallery , 2427 Desoto Ave. , http:// Domain: Drawings, etchings, lithographs — A collection of work by artist Curtis Bartone. Runs until June 23. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. , Ebb and Flow — An exhibition of photos and other historical memorabilia related to the project documenting East Savannah and the newly published book “Ebb and Flow”. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. ,

‘Coming Clean’ is a photo/video installation about hoarding; reception at Desotorow is Friday from 6-9 p.m. In Residence Closing Reception — The closing event for the five month project featuring work by a dozen artists using a house as their canvas. Reception: June 2, 7-9pm Residence, 315 E. 51st St. , http://n-rsdnz.tumblr. com/ Jacqueline Susann and the Style of the ’60s — Pieces from Susann’s personal archives, period garments and current fashions and designs inspired by the author, the book and the movie (“Valley of the Dolls”) that defined the culture of the 1960s. Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.

Over the Counter — A group show featuring work by SCAD MFA Illustration students. Reception: June 3, 6-9pm. Kennedy Pharmacy Building, 323 E. Broughton St. , http:// www.counter-illustration. com/ Qualifies for Dreammaker — A photo exhibit by David Strohl documenting the people and architecture of several east side neighborhoods. Opening reception: June 2, 6-9pm. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave., http://indigoskycommunitygallery.blogspot. com/

Salt Marsh Creatures Big and Small — Rebecca Sipper creates line drawings of local migratory birds, arthropods and vegetation, then transfers them on to ceramic vessels and fibers. Opening reception: June 3, 5-7pm. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery , 9 W. Henry St. , http://www. The Bird that Sings — Paul James Hampson is a Brit making his US debut with a collection of dramatic watercolor paintings. Artist reception: June 5, 3-5pm. St. Paul’s Art Gallery, 1802 Abercorn St. at 34th St.

Tradition/Innovation — A survey of tradition and originality is at the heart of this exhibit featuring a variety of crafts by Southern artists. Runs through September 6. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. ,

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Two — Paintings by Stephen Kennedy and ceramics by Irene McCollum. Runs through June 28. Opening reception: June 6, 6-9pm Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, 42 MLK Jr. Blvd.

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It could be argued that Plan 9 From Outer Space, the craptastic pinnacle of writer/director Ed Wood’s career, is the raison d’être for the Psychotronic Film Society. Jim Reed’s occasional series began as an avenue for screening cult movies – cheesy sci–fi, action and exploitation films, the stuff of dubious legend. And there’s no more perfect example of this – a movie so bad it’s good – than Wood’s 1959 epic about flying saucers, ray guns and dead–eyed zombies.. Reed is showing Plan 9 Saturday at Muse Arts Warehouse. The 5 p.m. screening is free, as a “thank you” to Connect Savannah readers who voted Psychotronic the city’s best film series. Plan 9 From Outer Space has been famously called “The Worst Film Ever Made.” But Plan 9 is exquisite – not in its awfulness, but in its ineptitude. Bela Lugosi, who died in 1956, is top–billed as star That’s because Wood recycled a few minutes of silent “test footage” he’d shot of the drug–addicted Dracula for an earlier, abandoned project. In Plan 9, Lugosi’s character lumbers around for a few minutes before being killed by an (offscreen) car. The character comes back as a

“ghoul” (that’s what they called zombies back in those days). Only it’s not Lugosi, it’s a much taller actor (actually Ed Wood’s wife’s chiropractor) who keeps his face covered – so the audience won’t know old Bela has left the building. The seriousness of the proceedings – it’s all played completely straight–faced, folks – is the best part. The tone is set early on, with the droning introduction by The Amazing Criswell (the inept “psychic” was part of Wood’s wacky retinue of players in the ’50s). “Future events such as these will affect you in the future,” he tells us. You can see the strings holding up the flying saucers. “Tombstones” flop over, clearly made of cardboard, as the actors pass by. Tor Johnson and Vampira ghoul it up, dead–eyed, open–mouthed and stiff–legged, with arms straight out like sleepwalkers in a cartoon. Sometimes it’s day, sometimes it’s night. In the same scene. Two jet pilots see a flying saucer out the window. One of the guys is clearly

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Over the course of the countless years that I’ve served as a film critic, never I have received such an outpouring of venomous reader feedback as when I dared to pan 2009’s smash hit The Hangover. Doubtless unaware of my love for such raunchy and decidedly non–P.C. titles as There’s Something About Mary, The 40–Year–Old Virgin and pretty much anything by Mel Brooks, I was quickly tagged a “pretentious snob” and a “wannabe intellectual” (oh, and let’s not forget the all–purpose “tool”) for not busting a gut when, say, Zach Galifianakis’ bare ass filled the screen or during any of the film’s other desperate jabs at meaningful vulgarity. (My favorite G–rated reader putdown: “Am I to assume that you sit in mod–style coffee houses listening to beat poets silently musing how you can knock down the mainstream movie viewers down another notch?” To answer: It depends. Is someone else springing for my coffee?) So if you’re one of those who consider The Hangover the greatest comedy ever made – heck, maybe even the greatest movie ever made – then this review might prove to be entirely useless, as The Hangover Part II stands a wonderful chance of earning your vote as the second greatest comedy ever made. Then again, it’s entirely possible you might recognize the sheer laziness that defines this cash–grabbing sequel. Now, of course the bottom line for every sequel is to further line studio coffers, but many follow–ups at least make some sort of effort. Take this week’s other sequel, Kung Fu Panda 2 – flawed though it may be, at least there’s a sense that its creators took pride in

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what ended up on screen. But even more than the latest Pirates of the Caribbean romp, The Hangover Part II displays an alarming lack of originality and drive, in essence merely copying the exact same gags, scenarios and, unbelievably, occasional camera shots from the original. It isn’t as mean–spirited or misogynistic as its predecessor, and there are a couple more chuckles, but otherwise, the only way future generations will be able to tell the pair apart is that one’s set in Las Vegas while the other takes place in Bangkok. In this outing, Stu (Ed Helms, again the MVP among this motley crew) heads to Thailand to get married and takes buddies Phil (Bradley Cooper), Doug (Justin Bartha) and, with much reluctance, Alan (the perennially annoying Galifianakis, simply not my cup of comedic tea) with him. It’s deja vu all over again, as Phil, Stu and Alan party late and wake up the next morning with no idea of what transpired the night before. Stu has a tattoo on his face, his future continues on p. 30

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brother–in–law (Mason Lee) is missing, and a cigarette–smoking monkey is hanging out in their hotel room. The effeminate Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) returns from the first picture, and there’s a cameo appearance (no prize for guessing who) by a celebrity who pops up to mangle the Chess piece “One Night In Bangkok.” Liam Neeson was supposed to appear as a tattoo artist (first choice Mel Gibson was quickly nixed), but his busy schedule resulted in Nick Cassavetes landing the gig. Personally, I think a better choice would have been Nicolas Cage, who not only starred in a movie called Bangkok Dangerous but has repeatedly demonstrated that he’ll appear in anything as long as the check clears. Those yearning for some summertime bawdiness at the movies would be well–advised to check out Bridesmaids instead, as any random scene in that picture is better than anything on display in The Hangover Part II. Besides, considering the high cost of tickets, dropping dough on that alternative expenditure means there will be less chance that you’ll hate yourself in the morning.

KUNG FU PANDA 2 Hollywood’s obsession with 3–D – or, more accurately, the extra bucks it generates – is so out of hand that it would hardly surprise me to learn that 3–D remakes of Scenes from a Marriage and My Dinner with Andre are in the works. Yet for all of its uselessness when it comes to live–action films not named Avatar, the gimmick is a logical fit when it comes to animated efforts, as witnessed by its employment in (among others) Toy Story 3, Despicable Me and now Kung Fu Panda 2. Yet it isn’t just that extra dimension that elevates this agreeable sequel to the 2008 blockbuster. As was the case with this spring’s Rango, Kung Fu Panda 2 displays a terrific set design that’s atypically detailed and vibrant for a toon flick. Whereas it was ace cinematographer Roger Deakins (True Grit) who served as visual consultant on that Johnny Depp vehicle, here it’s Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro who’s billed as creative consultant, clear examples of studios not cutting corners when it comes to acquiring the best. KFP2’s backgrounds are frequently so gorgeous to behold that aspiring art directors might further pad the film’s box office haul via repeat viewings. Everyone else will probably be satis-

fied after one showing, as the serviceable story finds Po (returning star Jack Black) again teaming up with the kung fu masters collectively known as The Furious Five (Angelina Jolie and her underused co–stars Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and David Cross), this time to vanquish a deadly enemy (Gary Oldman) who holds the key to Po’s mysterious past. The kids will have a good time, and the adults will be entertained to the point that they won’t secretly be wondering what R–rated film is playing in the adjacent auditorium.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides If the first two sequels to 2003’s highly entertaining Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl were fairly agreeable examples of popcorn fare – tasty, a bit salty, not at all nutritious, and forgotten before long – then Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides represents the grimace–inducing alternative: the unpopped kernel that just sits there, bereft of almost all value. Directed by Rob Marshall in a spectacular free–fall that saw him go from the Oscar–winning Chicago to the indifferently received Memoirs of a Geisha to the thudding Nine to this round of sloppy seconds – Gore Verbinski, helmer of Pirates 1–3, wisely elected to continue his Johnny Depp partnership over at Rango – POTC: On Stranger Tides is too long (even though it’s the shortest of the four!), too cluttered and too forgetful of the reason why we’re here in the first place. That would be to watch Depp cut loose in the role that turned his career supernova: Jack Sparrow, the fey pirate whose greatest skill remains looking out for himself. Depp still seems interested in the part, but scripters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio let him down by frequently ignoring his character’s ability to surprise us with his go–for–broke insanity in order to mire him in an ofttimes dull quest to locate the Fountain of Youth. The teaming of Depp and Penelope Cruz (as a sexy swashbuckler) doesn’t quite produce the fireworks one expects (though it certainly beats The Tourist’s Depp–Jolie mismatch), while Ian McShane seems unable to muster much menace as the murderous Blackbeard. That leaves it up to Geoffrey Rush, once again playing the unsavory Barbossa, to elicit any of that old–time Pirates magic – his saucy scenes with Depp are arguably the movie’s best. In reviewing 2007’s POTC: At World’s

End – the best of the sequels – I wrote that “it’s a fine summertime distraction, but woe to the viewer who elects to revisit it somewhere down the line.” This latest effort can’t even earn such guarded praise, meaning it’s best to send the film to its watery grave and hope for stronger tidings from the rest of the seasonal blockbusters.

BRIDESMAIDS The most perfectly realized scene in Bridesmaids is an early one. Annie (Kristen Wiig) and Lillian (Maya Rudolph) have been best friends since early childhood, so when Lillian announces her engagement, it’s no surprise that she chooses Annie as her maid of honor. But in more recent times, Lillian has acquired another close friend, the lovely and wealthy Helen (Rose Byrne), and suddenly Annie feels threatened. This tension plays out at a social engagement in which Annie and Helen keep snatching the microphone out of each other’s hands, in order to one–up the touchy–feely sentiments directed at Lillian. It’s a great sequence, so confident in its ability to convey not only the awkwardness of the situation but also point a laser beam directly at Annie’s insecurity, Helen’s plasticity and Lillian’s bemusement–bordering–on–irritability. Bridesmaids can’t maintain such a high level of hilarity over the course of its 125 minutes, but when its game is on, it ranks among the funnier endeavors of the past few years. Judd Apatow is one of its producers, and the film certainly falls in line more with his brand of product – raunchy comedies that often reveal unexpected depths (e.g. The 40–Year–Old Virgin) – than with the usual formulaic rom–coms with female protagonists and wedding themes (e.g. the abysmal Something Borrowed). But let’s be quick to steer most of the credit away from Apatow – and even director Paul Feig – and place it where it clearly belongs: at the feet of Wiig. The talented comedienne has perked up many a movie in supporting roles, and she’s sensational in her largest part to date. Working from a screenplay she co–wrote with Annie Mumolo, she possesses the same sort of brashness that the likes of Madeline Kahn and Bette Midler used to display in comedies, yet her more delicate features allow her to smoothly apply the brakes and ease back into the more frail aspects of her characterization. Wiig’s Annie and Byrne’s Helen are as

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Kenneth Branagh might have seemed an unlikely choice to helm Thor, the latest in the growing line of Marvel Comics adaptations. Yet it’s possible that the man who successfully brought (among others) Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing to the big screen took his marching orders directly from the Bard himself. “O that I were a god, to shoot forth thunder,” wrote Will in Henry VI, Part 2, a sentiment that Branagh tries to capture in this superhero opus centering on the Norse God of Thunder. Dividing its time between Asgard (home of Thor the god) and Earth (home of Thor the transplant), the picture finds the titular warrior (played by Chris Hemsworth) ready to be declared king by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins). But Thor’s recklessness, to say nothing of his oversized ego, convinces the Asgardian ruler to instead strip his offspring of his mighty hammer Mjolnir and banish him to our planet. This alE the TURson, A E F lows Odin’s other Loki E L B DOU (Tom Hiddleston), to usurpdevious the throne ! s ic ult Classpurposes. forlyhis As ept Cnefarious PRIEST Inown s u io r a il H for the Thunder God, he’s aided in his of earthly endeavors by astrophysicist Jane Priest begins with some juicy exposiPorter (Natalie and her team The PFS of SAV holdsPortman) over tion related through trippy anime (not and, later, by his of four faithful comrades 125 screenings annually rare surprising, considering the source from Asgard. and/or critically acclaimed material was a Korean graphic novel) A perfectly serviceable entry in the independent and foreign features before plunging into its story about a cinematic superhero sweepstakes, Thor from decades past to the present day. “Warrior Priest” (Paul Bettany) who provides viewers with a good time as sets out after the vampires who kidlong It's an honor toas bethey’re namednot Besttaking Indie notes and napped his niece (Lily Collins). And for comparing it to other recent Marvel and Best Film Festival a while, the picture looks as if it might Film Series properties. Thor can’t even match the by you, Connect's readers! deliver on a palatable pulp–popcorn Runner-Uprollicking ride of the original Iron Man, level: Director Scott Stewart keeps the which had the advantage of Robert proceedings moving at a breathless clip, Downey Jr. to steer it over rough terBettany’s seething conviction as both a rain. But that’s not to say there isn’t man of the cloth and a man of action is much to enjoy here. inspiring, and the obvious plot parallels The film is gorgeous to behold (the to John Ford’s The Searchers (seriously!) 3–D is used effectively), and the battle are a nice touch. sequences are ably handled – there’s a Nicest of all, though, is the decision kinetic kick in seeing Thor twirl Mjolnir to initially keep the vampires out of to batter opponents, a perfect realizasight, a throwback to the rule dictated tion of the manner in which it was by filmmakers Val Lewton and Jacques caught on the printed page. HemsTourneur that suspense is best mainworth is well–cast as Thor – he’s not tained when the monsters exist in the as interesting an actor as, say, Downey mind rather than on the screen. Howor Tobey Maguire or Hugh Jackman, ever, this being 2011, we know we’ll but then again, Thor was always a bit eventually see the vampires – which is of a stiff when compared to Iron Man fine ... until we actually see them. These and Spider–Man and Wolverine – and creatures are, in a word, laughable. (1959) while he and Portman don’t set off any Created entirely through CGI – massive fireworks, they prove to be an unconvincing CGI, I might add –Director they Ed Wood affable screen couple. CS Jr.'s legendary


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different from the rest of the bridesmaids as they are from each other – Rita (Wendi McLendon–Covey) looks for any chance to get away from her married life, Becca (Ellie Kemper) is as naive as a Disney heroine, and Megan (Melissa McCarthy) is always on the prowl for a good time. Because she’s obese, McCarthy’s character endures the most humiliations – some things never change – but the game actress is nevertheless a dynamic presence. The imaginative casting continues with Wiig’s romantic interest: Rather than predictably sign the usual lug like Gerard Butler or Ashton Kutcher, they went with relative unknown Chris O’Dowd, an appealing Irish actor who matches up nicely with Wiig. As expected, the film contains a smattering of gross–out gags, yet while some are undeniably funny, they can’t compete with the moments in which the laughs stem mostly from Wiig’s genuine comic chops, whether it’s the aforementioned microphone scene or the sequence in which she unwisely mixes booze and pills while aboard an airplane. Granted, the actress has been around for years, but with Bridesmaids, it’s not exactly inappropriate to declare that a star is born.


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Activism & Politics Chatham County Democratic Party

For info, contact Tony Center, Chair, at 912233-9696 or For daily updates, join our Facebook page (Chatham Democrats Georgia) and visit our web site: Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 313 W. York St. , Savannah

Savannah Area Young Republicans

For information, visit or call Allison Quinn at 308-3020.

Savannah Tea Party

meets the first Monday (excluding Holidays) of each month from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at the SRP offices located at 11 East 73rd Street. All persons interested in America’s Future are invited. Contact Marolyn Overton at 912-598-7358 for additional info.

Benefits Hope House of Savannah

A nonprofit housing program for homeless women and their children. Hope House is requesting donation of new or gently used furniture for its transitional housing program, Peeler House. Pick-up can be arranged and a tax deductible letter will be provided. Call 236-5310.

Household Supplies Drive

Park Place Outreach, youth emergency shelter is accepting canned food and household supplies. Household items needed include, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, fabric softener, paper towels and toilet paper. Please visit www. for directions.

Rape Crisis Center Incest Survivor’s Group

As part of its ongoing work with incest survivors, the Rape Crisis Center has built a cinderblock 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.

Survive the Five K

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion presents the Survive The Five K run on June 4 at 8 a.m. at the Isle of Hope Pool. Registration: $25 by June 3, $30 after June 3. Register at or Fleet Feet Sports.

For more info, e-mail or call 912-819-5718. Proceeds will benefit cancer survivors and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. After-race party includes music and food.

SWAHT Fundraiser

Savannah Working against Human Trafficking (SWAHT) will hold a fundraiser fiesta on Sunday, June 26, from noon until 8 pm at Rancho Alegre Restaurant, 402 MLK Blvd. Advance purchase tickets for $20 include an entrĂƒÂŠe choice (baby sirloin, roast pork, or roast chicken), non-alcoholic beverage, and gratuity. For tickets, email joanne.garciamelendez@

Call for Entries Hip Hop & Performing Arts Camp Instructors

Leadership Savannah

Applications for the 2011-2012 Leadership Savannah Class are available. This will be a one year class and will be limited to 42 people. Sessions are expected to begin in September 2011 and conclude in June of 2012. All applicants must go through selections, and full program fees will be $2,500, with a limited number of $1,000 scholarships available. Visit www.

Looking for Pop Art

Space Gallery Tybee is looking for pop art. No submission fee. No wall space fee. No fees at all. Deadline for submissions: July 5th. For more info, contact or visit the facebook page: Space Gallery Tybee

Savannah Youth Council

AWOL is seeking instructors to assist with its 4-week hip hop summer camp that will focus on the four elements. Applicants should have minimum HS diploma and some college, and 3-5 years experience as artist, and additional experience working with kids. Camp runs July 1 - July 30. Email resume and photo to, use “Summer Camp Instructor� in subject line.

Providing young people with leadership opportunities and a chance to learn about government and engaged citizenship. Open to all rising 8th graders who currently reside in Chatham County. Deadline for applications is June 17. Call 912-651-6410 or visit for info.

Summerfest vendors

Savannah Feed the Hungry is accepting applications from vendors interested in participating in their annual Summerfest. Food vendors must have a business license. Vendor Applications are available online at:

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Classes, Camps & Workshops $1 Gymnastics Class

Coach Wayne teaches gymnastics in the Savannah Mall every Saturday. Introductory class is $1., or call 912-925-0800.

Art Classes

Experimental and classical art. Draw and paint figurative or abstract. Choose the technique which interests you the most. Lean about other artists and art history. The teacher is a former art professor with two masters in art and 20 years of experience in teaching art. contact: 912-604-3281

Art,-Music, Piano and Voice-coaching

For all age groups, beginners through advanced, classic, modern, jazz improvisation and theory. Serious inquiries only. 961-7021 or 667-1056.

Beading Classes

Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. Bead Dreamer Studio, Savannah

Bible Camp

Join Overcoming by Faith Ministries for Camp V.I.P “Backstage with the Bible” June 13-17 from 9AM-5PM. All kids Kindergarten-8th grade can attend. COST:$90/child. Call (912) 927-8601 for more information or visit to register. $90/child,

Boater Safety Classes

SCMPD hosts a series of certified safety classes. Does not include on the water instruction. Participants may qualify for insurance discounts. Must be at least 12 years old. April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19. For info or to register, call 912-921-5451. Free and open to the public.

Car Seat Education Class

Two-hour session is designed to educate parents about safe car seat use. Monday, June 6, 6:30-8:30pm. Free. Call 912-350-BORN (2676). Register online at

Champions Training Center

Offers a variety of classes and training opportunities in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for youth and adults at all levels of expertise. 525 Windsor Rd. Call 912-349-4582 or visit

Coast Guard Boating Class

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering a Boat Georgia class for teens beginning June 21. The class will meet for two sessions June 21 and June 23 from 9:00AM to 12:30 PM at H.V. Jenkins High School. Cost for course materials is $15.00. Call Kent Shockey 897-7656 for information or see for details and to register.

Conversational Spanish

Do you want to practice your Spanish? Come to the mesa de espanol the second Thursday and last Friday of the month at 4:30 p.m. For information, e-mail The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. , Savannah

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.


A gathering of artisans, vendors and artists that will take place every 2nd Saturday of the month, starting in June. The location is across from Bahia Blue Marina on River Drive in Thunderbolt. Items for sale run the gamut from jewelry, antiques, furniture, handmade soaps, paintings and more. For more info on securing a vendor table, email:

Family Law Workshop

A 2-hour course for those representing themselves in a family legal action. 1st Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 pm. The fee is $20 and provides forms and assistance in the filing of divorce, child custody modifications, legitimations or contempt legal actions. Pre-registration is recommended. For info: or call 912-465-6686.


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

German Classes

Ongoing classes for beginners and experienced adults. We read, learn and talk. Everybody who likes to learn German is welcome and will have a lot of fun. Individual training and translations are available too. For more info, please call: 912-604 3281

Guitar, Bass & Double Bass Lessons

New to the area teacher with 10+ years experience has available openings for all beginner/ intermediate students. Studio located 2 blocks from Daffin Park. Call 401-255-6921 to schedule a 1/2 price first lesson!

Guitar, mandolin and bass lessons

Guitar, mandolin or bass guitar lessons. emphasis on theory, reading music and improvisation. Located in 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

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

Learn to find inner peace. Wednesdays 7-8:15 PM June 1, 8, 15 st Yoga Me Fit (7208 Hodgson Memorial Dr., inside Savannah Plastic Surgery). Class Fee: $10 or $5 student/seniors. No prior experience necessary. For info, call 803-2560150.

Learn to Draw

Private and group drawing lessons by Artist and former SCAD Professor Karen Bradley. Call for details. 912-507-7138.

Meditation Classes

Introductory Buddhist meditation classes Learn how to find inner peace Wednesdays 7-8:15 PM June 1, 8, 15 At Yoga Me Fit (7208 Hodgson Memorial Dr., inside Savannah Plastic Surgery) Class Fee: $10 or $5 student/seniors No prior experience necessary. For information, call 803256-0150. $10 or $5 students/seniors

Mindfulness Meditation Class

Instruction in mindfulness stress reduction meditation. Group practice with time for questions and comments. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15pm. Yoga Co-op Savannah. 2424 Drayton St. $13/ class (less with membership). or 912-429-7264.

Ms. Amy’s School of Music

A small privately owned studio offering: Private and Group Lessons, Piano, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, and more! Parent & Me classes for infants - toddlers. Group preschool music classes WWW.MSAMYSCHOOLOFMUSIC. COM

New Horizons Adult Band Program

A music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school or college and would like to have the opportunity to begin playing again. Dust off your instrument every Monday night at Portman’s Music Store (Abercorn) at 6:30p.m. The cost is $30.00 per month. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Contact Pamela

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Oatland Island Summer Camp

A week-long day camp available to rising kindergarteners through rising 6th graders. 8 weeks of camp are offered from June 21 – August 20. Campers will discover the fascinating world of science through hands-on activities, creative crafts, and wildlife investigations. $135/wk. 9am-3pm. 912-395-1500, or www. for info.


Mountain Color - A Plein Air workshop with Sandy Branam. Broad brush studies on small clay board as well as detail sketches in a journal, on location in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. $450.00 Room and Board included. Oct. 10th – 14th, 2011. For more info, call Judy Mooney @ 912 443-9313 or email at


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Prepared Childbirth Class

An overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. 6:30-8:30pm, Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, Women’s Health Institute Conference Room at Memorial. $75 per couple. Call 912-350-BORN (2676). Offering a variety of business classes. Call 652-3582. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street , Savannah

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

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

Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training Program

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

Summer Art Camp

AASU’s Department of Art, Music & Theatre hosts Summer Arts Camp for children ages 7-14. A creative multidisciplinary arts camp held in the Fine Arts Hall weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the 1st week, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the 2nd week. Free admission to the Grand Finale Event on the evening of July 1st. Call 912.344.2556 for enrollment/ participation info.

Tybee Theatre Camp for Kids

Tybee Summer Theatre Camp for Kids - June 13-24. All campers will be invited to perform in the main stage production in July! Go to, or call 596-4992 or 228-0357.

Clubs & Organizations Avegost LARP

Live action role playing group that exists in a medieval fantasy realm. Generally meets on the second weekend of the month. Free for your first event or if you’re a non-player character. $35 fee for returning characters. Email: Kaza Ayersman, or visit




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Low Country Turners

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

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

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

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 9:1511:30 am Call 898-0869 and 897-6167 or visit First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , 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

Old Time Radio Researcher’s Group

Energy Healers

Meets every Monday at 6pm. Meditation and healing with energy. Discuss aromatherapy, chakra systems and more. Call 912-695-2305 for more info.

Exploring The American Revolution in Savannah

Interested in exploring the role Savannah played in the American Revolution? It is the goal of this organization to attract a wide range of interested persons including, artists, writers, teachers and historians for discussion, site exploration and creative collaboration. Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6pm. Email, Kathleen Thomas: for more info.

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

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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

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(March 21–April 19)

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The film The Men Who Stare at Goats tells the story of the U.S. army’s efforts to harness psychic powers for military purposes. It’s not entirely a work of the imagination. In fact, there’s substantial evidence that such a program actually existed. As the movie begins, a caption on the screen informs viewers that “More of this is true than you would believe.” I suspect there’ll be a comparable situation unfolding in your life in the coming weeks, Aries. As you experience a rather unusual departure from your regularly scheduled reality, fact and fiction may be deeply intertwined. Will you be able to tell them apart?

I’m not a big fan of the “No Pain, No Gain” school of thought. Personally, I have drummed up more marvels and wonders through the power of rowdy bliss than I have from hauling thousand–pound burdens across the wasteland. But I do recognize that in my own story as well as in others’, hardship can sometimes provoke inspiration. I think it may be one of those moments for you, Cancerian. Please accept this medicinal prod from the ancient Roman poet Horace: “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents that in times of prosperity would have lain dormant.”



I dreamed you were a member of an indigenous tribe in what Westerners call New Guinea. You had recently begun to show unusual behavior that suggested you were developing enhanced cognitive abilities. You’d solved one of the tribe’s long–standing problems, were spontaneously spouting improvised poetry, and had been spotted outside late at night having animated conversations with the stars. Some of your friends and relatives were now referring to you by a new name that in your native tongue meant “the one who dances naked with the deities.” How would you interpret my dream, Taurus? I think it suggests you could be on the verge of growing an intriguing new capacity or two.

In his 1934 book Beyond the Mexican Bay, British author Aldous Huxley observed that “the natural rhythm of human life is routine punctuated by orgies.” He was using the word “orgies” in its broadest sense –– not to refer to wild sex parties, but rather to cathartic eruptions of passion, uninhibited indulgence in revelry, and spirited rituals of relief and release. That’s the kind of orgy you’re due for, Leo. It’s high time to punctuate your routine.

(April 20–May 20)


(May 21–June 20) In the far northern reaches of Ilulissat, a town in Greenland, the sun sets for good on November 29 every year and doesn’t rise again until January 13. Or at least that was the case until 2011. This year, to the shock of locals, sunlight broke over the horizon on January 11 –– two days ahead of schedule. Though a few alarmists theorized that this disturbance in the age–old rhythm was due to a shift in the earth’s axis or rotation, scientists suggested that the cause was global warming: Melting ice has caused the horizon to sink. I expect something equally monumental to make an appearance in your world soon, Gemini. Can you handle an increased

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(July 23–Aug. 22)


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) “The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do,” wrote the essayist Walter Bagehot. Personally, I don’t think that’s the supreme joy possible to a human being; but it definitely has a provocative appeal. May I recommend that you explore it in the coming weeks, Virgo? The astrological omens suggest you’re in an excellent position to succeed at an undertaking you’ve been told is unlikely or even impossible for you to accomplish.


(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) When people unsubscribe from my newsletter, they’re asked to say why they’re leaving. In a recent note, a dissatisfied customer wrote, “Because you are a crackhead who makes no sense. You sound like you write these horoscopes while you’re stoned on mushrooms.” For the record, I not only refrain from crack and magic mushrooms while crafting your oracles; I don’t partake of

any intoxicants at any other time, either –– not even beer or pot. I’m secretly a bit proud, however, that the irate ex–reader thinks my drug–free mind is so wild. In the coming week, Libra, I invite you to try an experiment inspired by this scenario: Without losing your mind, see if you can shed some of the habitual restrictions you allow to impinge on the free and creative play of your mind.


(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) The roots of big old trees are your power objects. I advise you to visualize them in your mind’s eye for a few minutes each day, maybe even go look at actual trees whose roots are showing above ground. Doing this will strengthen your resolve and increase your patience and help you find the deeper sources of nurturing you need. Another exercise that’s likely to energize you in just the right way is to picture yourself at age 77. I suggest you create a detailed vision of who you’ll be at that time. See yourself drinking a cup of tea as you gaze out over a verdant valley on a sunny afternoon in June. What are you wearing? What kind of tea is it? What birds do you see? What are your favorite memories of the last 30 years?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

If you’re a physicist or Wall Street broker, your assignment this week is to read the poetry of Pablo Neruda ( If you’re a kirtan–chanting yogini or the author of a New Age self–help newsletter, your task is to read up on the scientific method ( ScienceMethod). If you’re white, be black, and vice versa. If you’re yellow, be violet, and if red, be green. If you’re a tight–fisted control freak, try being a laid–back connoisseur of the mellowest vibes imaginable –– and vice versa. It’s Mix–It–Up Week, Sagittarius –– a time to play with flipping and flopping your usual perspectives, roles, and angles.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

Describing muckraking journalist Peter Freyne, Senator Patrick Leahy said, “He knew the difference between healthy skepticism and hollow cynicism.” Mastering that distinction happens to be your next assignment, Capricorn. Can you distinguish between your tendency to make compulsive negative judg-

ments and your skill at practicing thoughtful and compassionate discernment? My reading of the astrological omens suggests that you will have a successful week if you do. Not only that: The universe will conspire to bring you blessings you didn’t even realize you needed.


(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) “There is time for work,” said fashion designer Coco Chanel, “and time for love. That leaves no other time.” I understand and sympathize with that perspective. But I’m going to beg you to make an exception to it in the coming weeks, Aquarius. In addition to getting a healthy quota of work and love, please do your best to carve out a few hours specifically devoted to engaging in unadulterated, unapologetic, unbridled play –– the kind of flat–out, free–form, full–tilt fun and games that has the effect of permanently increasing your levels of liberation.


(Feb. 19–March 20) Although I myself have an intimate ongoing relationship with the Divine Wow, it’s perfectly fine with me if other people don’t. Some of my best friends are atheists and agnostics. But I must admit that I laughed derisively when I heard that the supposed genius named Stephen Hawking declared, with the fanatical certainty of a religious fundamentalist, that heaven does not exist. How unscientific of him! The intellectually honest perspective is, of course, that there’s no way to know for sure about that possibility. I bring this up, Pisces, as an example of what not to do. It’s particularly important right now that you not be blinded by your theories about the way things work. If you put the emphasis on your raw experience rather than your preconceived biases, you will be blessed with as much beauty and truth as you can handle.

Safe Kids Savannah

Safe Kids Savannah, a coalition dedicated to preventing childhood injuries, holds a meeting on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1pm. Visit or call 912-353-3148 for more info

Samaritan House Food Pantry

Reaching out to those in need in the Pooler/ Chatham area. For more info please call 912748-5847.

Savannah Adventure Club

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

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.

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

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

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

Beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $60. 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 Guardian Angels

Come meet the Local Chapter of the Guardian Angels on the 1st Monday of every month from 7pm-9pm at Elite Martial Arts in Pooler,GA. Free snacks and drinks and info on the Guardian Angels. For more

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 Kennel Club

Monthly meetings are open to the public and visitors. Meetings are held at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 11301 Abercorn St. on the fourth Monday of each month, September through May. Dinner starts at 6 pm and meeting starts at 7:30pm. Guest Speakers at every meeting. For more info, call 912-328-3170 or visit

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.

Savannah Parrot Head Club

Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out savannahphc. com 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://

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

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, 912-920-8891. 8108 Abercorn St , Savannah

Son-shine Hour

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


Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Free

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Spinning fiber into yarn group meets the first Monday of each month at 1pm. Wild Fibre, 6 East Liberty Street (near Bull St.) Call for info: 912-238-0514

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,

Victorian Neighborhood Association

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at the American Legion Hall located at 1108 Bull Street. For more info visit the VNA website at:

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

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

Windsor Forest High Class of ’91 Reunion

The Windsor Forest High School class of 1991 will hold its 20 year reunion on July 23 at 7pm at the Alee Temple Ballroom. Cost is $75/ couple or $40/single. For more info, visit Facebook: WFHS Reunion and WFHS ’91 Reunion or Email: cs

Psycho sudoku Answers

“Greater-Than Sudoku” For this “Greater-Than Sudoku,” I’m not givin’ you ANY numbers to start off with! Adjoining squares in the grid’s 3x3 boxes have a greater-than sign (>) telling you which of the two numbers in those squares is larger. Fill in every square with a number from 1–9 using the greater-than signs as a guide. When you’re done, as with a normal Sudoku, every row, column, and 3x3 box will contain the numbers 1–9 exactly one time. (Solving hint: try to look for the 1’s and 9’s in each box first, then move on to the 2’s and 8’s, and so on).


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SECTION 8 ACCEPTED PETS OK WITH APPROVAL 1305 E 39th St. Total Electric, 3BR/1BA, Living room/Dining, Kitchen w/range & refrigerator, W/D connections, CH&A. Rent $700; Deposit $650 References & Credit Check Required on Rentals


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Very nice, includes utilities, cable, washer & dryer. $200/week. $200/deposit. 912-236-1952 FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED Upscale Downtown area. $650/furnished or not. Pretty 1-1/2BR, 1 Bath, roofdeck fireplace, dishwasher, W/D, TV,cable,water furnished. Low deposit. 912-596-3706

MOBILE HOMES: Available for rent. Located in mobile home park. Starting at $450 per month and up. 912-658-4462 or 912-925-1831. ONE & TWO Bedroom Apartments for rent.656 East 36th, 702 E. Henry St. & 1201 E.Park Ave. 912-224-1876/912-232-3355. after 3:00pm

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for rent 855 RENT AND RENT-TOOWN 2 & 3BR remodeled homes in nice Garden City Park. Pool, basketball court, playground, clubhouse. Low down affordable payments.Credit check required. Call Gwen or Della, 912-964-7675.

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ConneCtSavannah.Com RENT: DUPLEX 1204 E.53rd Street. 2BR/1BA $475/month plus $475/deposit. Two blocks off Waters Ave, Close to Daffin Park. Call 234-2726 Days/Nights/Weekends. SOUTHSIDE •1BR apts, washer/dryer included. Water & trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA townhouse apt, total electric, w/washer & dryer/$650. Call 927-3278

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New Large Clean Carpeted Rooms, only 2-4 rooms per guest house. Quiet Areas, Busline. Cable, Fridge, TV, utilities, furnished rooms. Rooms with PRIVATE BATHROOMS available. $99-$159/Week. DISCOUNT FOR FOOD SERVICE AND HOTEL EMPLOYEES EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS 2BR/1BA & 1BR/1BA APTS. LR, kitchen, refrigerator, stove, all utilities & cable included. $179 & $225 weekly. $850/monthly with utilities. No Credit check.

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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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Villages at Berwick 3BR/2BA, fireplace, dbl. garage, hardwood floors, all amenities $1275/month. 437 West 73rd: 2BR, 1 Bath Duplex. Appliances $475/month. Port Wentworth-108 Evora St. 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, central heat/air, oversized garage, quiet neighborhood $800/month. $35 Non-refundable app fee. Deposit Same as Rent

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rooms for rent 895 CLEAN, QUIET, Room & Efficiencies for Rent.On Busline, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer. Rates from $85-$165/week. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909

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ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995. EFFICIENCY ROOMS Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week. Call 912-844-5995. SPACIOUS ROOMS FOR RENT Newly renovated on busline.2 blocks from Downtown Kroger,3 blocks from Historic Forsyth Park. $150/week w/No deposit. 844-5995


CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, HBO, ceiling fans. $110-$140 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065 CLEAN, FURNISHED ROOM on busline, $110-145/week plus deposit. Utilities Included. Call 912-660-2875 EAST SAVANNAH ROOMMATES WANTED: Clean w/central heat/air, stove, refrigerator, cable, washer/dryer. On busline. Starting @ $125/week. Call 912-433-4251. EFFICIENCIES $160/per week & up. Utilities included, Furnished, private bath. No Deposit. Call 912-695-7889 or 912-342-3840

rooms for rent 895 West Savannah & Bloomingdale •REDUCED RENT!• •Rooms $100 & Up. Furnished, includes utilities, central heat and air, Comcast cable, washer/dryer. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. Call 912-210-0144. transportation 900

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HYUNDAI Elantra, 19974-door, automatic, cold AC, Runs super! $1,995. NEED A ROOM? Call 912-441-2150 STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging PLYMOUTH Voyager Van, from $115-$140/weekly. Includes refrigerators, cable w/HBO, central 1996- cold AC, automatic, heat/air. No deposit. Call runs great. $1,950. Call 912-441-2150 912-398-7507. ROOM FOR RENT: Safe Environment. Central heat/air, cable, telephone service. $450-$550 monthly, $125/security deposit, no lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr. Brown:912-663-2574 or 912-234-9177.

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Room for Rent Safe, Quiet environment in new home. Utilities & cable included. On busline. $120/weekly, $75/deposit. Call 912-484-1347 ROOMMATE WANTED: Professional,responsible,mature,clean smoke-free ADULT to share house on Southside.On busline,near shopping, 10min. from Downtown. Completely furnished.All utilities included. $150/weekly.912-656-1310 WE HAVE Affordable Rooms starting at $125/week. All utilities included, washer/dryer, central air/heat. Fully furnished. No deposit. 912-228-1242

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Jun. 1, 2011 Connect Savannah Issue  

Featuring photographer David Strohl's exhibit chronicling life in East Savannah; local entrepreneurs and city officials meet to discuss the...

Jun. 1, 2011 Connect Savannah Issue  

Featuring photographer David Strohl's exhibit chronicling life in East Savannah; local entrepreneurs and city officials meet to discuss the...