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Concert: Opera by Two

What: The Lyric Arts Ensemble presents a program of arias, duets, and choruses performed by noted Savannah ensemble members. When: Sun. Aug. 28, 3 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 912-660-6970.


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Wednesday History Exhibit: West Broad Street School

What: “A Thirst For Learning” showcases 89


years that the Scarbrough House spent as West Broad Street School, the first city-supported school for black students. Sundays free to Chatham Cty residents. When: Wed. Aug. 24, Thu. Aug. 25, Fri. Aug. 26, Sat. Aug. 27, Sun. Aug. 28, Mon. Aug. 29, Tue. Aug. 30, Wed. Aug. 31 Where: Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 MLK Jr Blvd. Cost: $8/gen, $6 student/senior/military Info: 912-232-1511.


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Film: Outrage (1973, USA)

What: Based on a true story, this unintention-

ally hilarious, over-the-top revenge flick stars the late Robert Culp as a wealthy doctor who loses control when pushed to the edge by a group of rowdy hooligans who harass and threaten his family in their affluent neighbor-



When: Aug. 24, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6 cash only Info:


Skippers, Photographers and Team Leaders needed for research teams. When: Thu. Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Where: Richmond Hill Musuem, Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912-657-3927.


Theater: Simon Says

Buy Local Savannah’s Mayors Candidates Forum

3-night repertory run of Neil Simon comedies: The Odd Couple (Female Version), The Prisoner of Second Avenue, and Barefoot in the Park. When: Thu. Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m., Fri. Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m., Sat. Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m. Where: Jenkins Hall Theater - AASU, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $10/gen. Discounts avail. Free/AASU students Info: 912-344-2801. http://www.armstrong. edu/

What: Savannah’s six mayoral candidates make brief presentations followed by a Q&A session based on questions submitted in advance by Buy Local Savannah members. Lunch included. Reservations at When: Thu. Aug. 25, 11:30 a.m. Where: The Pirate’s House Restaurant, 20 East Broad St. Cost: $30/Gen. $20/Members Info:

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this program hosted by The Dolphin Project. Stay for the research workshop and join our research team. No experience necessary. We’ll train you for Photo-ID research surveys.

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The Savannah Derby Devils take on the Richland County Regulators at the Civic Center on Saturday night

R&B Concert: Chrisette Michele

What: Grammy Award winning R&B and

soul singer-songwriter. Sponsored by Armstrong’s Campus Union Board. When: Fri. Aug. 26, 8 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn Street Cost: Adv. $20/Gen.$10/AASU ID. $25 at the door Info:


Saturday AASU Youth Orchestra Auditions What: New-member auditions. Open

to primary thru high school students and Armstrong students. To schedule an audition, email Lorraine Jones: When: Sat. Aug. 27 Where: AASU Fine Arts Hall, 11935 Abercorn St. Info: 912-344-2801. http://www.

Roller Derby: Savannah Derby Devils vs. Richland County Regulators

What: Savannah’s women on wheels take on Columbia, SC. First Bout: 5 p.m. - SDD’s Hostess City Hellions vs. RCR’s Bad Company. Second Bout: 7 p.m. - SDD All Stars vs. RCR All Stars When: Sat. Aug. 27 Where: Savannah Civic Center, Liberty Street @ Montgomery Street Cost: $10/advance, $12/door plus svc chges Info:

Farmers Market

What: The Forsyth Park farmers market

features locally grown fruits, veggies, herbs and other items. When: Sat. Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South end of Forsyth Park Info:

Old Fort Jackson Auction & Low Country Boil

What: This annual fundraiser for Geor-

gia’s oldest brick fort includes a silent auction, music, a low country boil, and programs for kids and adults. Food and concessions available to purchase. When: Sat. Aug. 27, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Where: Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Road, off E. President Extension Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912.232.3945. http://chsgeorgia. org/

Odd Lot Comedy Troupe: ODD or NO ODD

What: Live, in the moment, hilarity with a showcase of improvisational comedy. When: Sat. Aug. 27, 8 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd., Cost: $5 or donation Info: 912-713-1137. http://www.oddlot. org/


Sunday Bridal Show: Elegance in the Park

What: Ideas for your storybook wed-

ding. Showcasing professionals in photography, music, dance instruction, flowers, wedding attire and catering. When: Sun. Aug. 28, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Where: Richmond Hill City Center, 520 Cedar Street, Richmond Hill Cost: $5 Info:


Tuesday Rat Pack Night: Equinox Jazz Orchestra

What: The swingin’ tunes of Frank, Dino

and Sammy, with Big Band, a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House. When: Tue. Aug. 30, 16-8:30 p.m. Where: Pearl’s Saltwater Grille, 7000 LaRoche Ave. Cost: Dinner reservations (912) 3528331 Info:


Wednesday cSpot Monthly Happy Hour

What: Connect with creative minds over cocktails, last Wednesday of every month. Check cSpot Facebook page for August location. When: Wed. Aug. 31, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Where: varies Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

Film: Feast of Flesh AKA The Deadly Organ (1967, Arg)

What: A, masked sadist lures pretty girls onan Argentinian beach into his swank home by playing hypnotic music on an old organ. Once they’re in his clutches, he injects them with a strange drug for confusing purposes. Dubbed horribly in English. A must-see for fans of MST3K. When: Aug. 31, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5 cash only Info:

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Jerry Polk unite for a surf & turf alliance. by jt blatty

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While I understand the outrage of many local taxpayers at the recent proposal by City Council to give city employees a two percent raise in the middle of a slipping economy, it was perhaps naive to expect anything different. It’s an election year. The City of Savannah is one of the largest employers in the... well, in the city. And City of Savannah employees vote just like everyone else does. So do the math. In the old days this was referred to euphemistically as “patronage” or, if you didn’t approve, “machine politics.” Spreading around the goodies in a bid for votes isn’t anything new. What is somewhat newish is the idea of government employees as a key voting bloc. At the national level, federal employees have become an irreplaceable constituency for some politicians. The addition of labor unions makes the formula even more political. The fact that government employees are heavily unionized brings up an interesting conundrum: If the natural enemy of a labor union is management, what is the natural enemy of a

government employees’ union? That would be the taxpayers, of course. Us. But spotting government interest groups isn’t always as easy or obvious. Georgia has 159 counties. While our counties are more numerous and much smaller than counties in other states — look at how much area Jasper or Beaufort counties in South Carolina take up, for example — guess what? Each of those 159 Georgia counties, no matter how small, has its own county commission. See where I’m going with this? That’s why one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Georgia is the state association of county commissioners — not a labor union per se, but certainly a very powerful interest group.

Back to Savannah. The fact that the City— which by the way has its own internal interest groups, chief among them the local chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators — is handing out figurative candy on the eve of an election tells us how important this particular election is in some quarters. There are people in local government with a lot riding on this one. Not only in terms of future power — but, given the remarkable number of scandals lately, possibly in terms of making sure past malfeasance doesn’t see the light of day (flood payments, cough-cough). The Democratic old guard, or “machine” if you’re not a fan, has its mayoral candidate in Edna Jackson, largely perceived to be the intended successor to Mayor Otis Johnson. Also in the mayoral race is an assortment of longtime Democratic-leaning politicians hoping to bleed off some of her support, and other candidates hoping to channel public outrage against any and all incumbents. But there is little doubt that Alderwoman Jackson is the frontrunner at this point. Don’t deceive yourself into thinking otherwise. Always, always remember: What outrages you doesn’t necessarily outrage everybody else. cs

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Editor, Robert Edgerly stated in last week’s issue, “there should be input from everyone involved in the economic and cultural well–being of this wonderful area.” And so, I am offering my input on Savannah’s tourism industry. In the summer of 2008, the Great Recession devoured the two tour companies I worked for, leaving me jobless. I worked a different job for a while, but that business also failed. I started my own walking tour company in 2010 for love of the business and from a lack of other options. I’ve been successful enough that for the first time I can pay all my bills without anyone’s help and can even offer some small assistance to my loved ones. Whenever the City takes an ill–considered, reactionary swipe at small business, this is what they endanger. And tourism, especially

walking tours, is a very large small business in this town. Consider everything tourism has done for Savannah: It’s a multi–billion dollar industry that benefits thousands with employment, profits, and taxes. The improved safety and quality of life downtown owes a little something to the growth of tourism as well. Many business owners and residents are positive that having groups of people moving around throughout the day and during the night has contributed to the decline of street crime over the years. Consideration for tourists has also compelled the City to prioritize Savannah’s unique beauty and guard it from decay. Now consider the fallout if the industry contracts. As you observed, the City of Savannah has an egregious history where small business is concerned. It is easier to inflict new burdens on defenseless targets than to develop a real solution. In my opinion, reform within

the bureaucracy will be far more effective than penalizing tour companies. Most tour owners are sensitive to the needs of the Historic District’s inhabitants. They have been abiding by the rules for years and are happy to police their fellow tour guides. But tourism has grown explosively and an increasing number of people have dabbled in the business to make fast cash. These people have only a shallow affection for Savannah, slight consideration for its residents, and little regard for poorly enforced laws. From the perspective of more established tour operators, it feels as if City Hall has only just realized Savannah has a tourism industry and that they need to manage it. It is the City’s job to enforce its own rules and the City has no effective means of doing so. There is no Tourism Office. No one keeps track of paperwork and no one has a plan for the future. There is no central authority that issues permits, assures quality

control, or enforces ordinances. The entire process is split up between the Municipal Building, the Motor Coach Office, and Parking Services. And they don’t talk to each other. Basically, there is no liaison between tour operators and City government. Tour guides have to fight in order to have any input on proposed new ordinances that affect them, the current Tour Ordinance dates from 1978 and has no connection with today’s reality, there is no authority to whom tour owners can address concerns about other companies, and they have no official means of responding to residents’ complaints. We do not need more regulation, only the correct regulation. If you want things done right, insist that the City centralize everything and create a Tourism Office to manage the industry. Bonnie Rae Terrell Owner, Bonnie Blue Tours

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Fresh from the sea, fresh off the vine Charlie Teeple and Jerry Polk in a fresh seafood and produce alliance story & photos by JT Blatty

Savannah summers: The traffic races on Victory Drive as the locals head east for a coastal cooldown. But this year, something’s different along the route. They can’t help noticing a kaleidoscope of fresh fruits and vegetables and the steam of boiling peanuts kicking into the air before crossing the Wilm-

Top, Charlie Teeple in his office with his friend Thor; at bottom, Jerry Polk boils some peanuts outside

ington River, animating Charlie Teeple Sea Products. It’s a Sunday afternoon and Charlie’s in his office, taking a last minute telephone order for a Lowcountry boil. Jerry Polk patiently sits across from him in the heavily worn visitor’s chair; shamelessly wearing his eggplant purple Crocs as he pats the head of Charlie’s superhero sized German shepherd, Thor. The door swings open as Gail, Charlie’s right–hand woman, marches in and drops a plate of steaming corn

on his desk, right next to a crate of plump red tomatoes and a loaf of Diane Polk’s banana bread. She intercepts the telephone order and bustles back out to command the kitchen. Charlie keeps it fresh out of the sea, and Jerry keeps it fresh off the vine. Both generations deep in their industries, they’ve been building relationships with small, independent fishermen and farmers for 60–70 years. So when Charlie caught wind of Polk’s Produce shutting down on Liberty Street earlier this summer, it continues on p. 10

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only made perfect sense to dial up his old friend and offer him the space to set up shop right alongside Charlie Teeple Sea Products on Victory Drive in Thunderbolt. “I always thought produce would sell well right here on Victory Drive,” Charlie tells me, and so much that he gave it a whirl ten years ago, boiling ripe, green Georgia peanuts and selling them by the bushel in his seafood market. And even though it was short lived, he never lost sight that his location was a prime spot for “someone who knew the business”. “The seafood and the produce go wonderful together,” Jerry says as he weighs a carton of fresh blueberries and a bag of butterbeans for a customer. Under his feet, a black and white kitten, “Sweetie Polk,” nibbles away at a cob of silver queen corn in a cardboard box. “You go over there and get shrimp from him and come over here and get tomatoes from me,” he adds. Overhearing our conversation, the customer chimes in, “They sell shrimp over there? I’m glad to know that.” She wasn’t a tourist, and Charlie’s been around since the early 1940’s; a ten–year boy rushing to the creek after school and dropping crab lines Top, Gail Williams Jones and Richard Bryant; at bottom, Miss Hattie off of an old, wooden bateau picking crabs while his aunts and uncles



anxiously awaited to purchase their Friday night seafood. We live in a coastal city where the average consumer, tourist or local, doesn’t realize the difference between Wild Georgia Shrimp and pond-raised imports from Argentina and Thailand, or that the average grocery store and restaurant opts for cheaper imports over supporting local shrimpers. Have you noticed the abandoned and

sinking shrimp trawlers in our waters? Charlie remembers when up to 50 shrimp boats fought for dock space along Thunderbolt’s bluff, before the disputed construction of the waterfront condos currently blocking the view of the Wilmington River. That wasn’t too long ago–in the 1970’s, when he ran his 40–year seafood restaurant, Teeple’s, on the bluff, known by many fishermen as a haven after returning from sea. But the challenges facing the seafood industry are no match for Charlie’s grit, and he continues to reel in wild Georgia shrimp, blue crab, flounder and whiting daily, fresh off local fishermen’s boats, until cooler weather brings new flavors from the sea. And with his recent installment of a sit–down bar, you can now take off your shoes off and stay for a while over Gail’s gumbo or deviled crabs, or the coldest beer in town with a Lowcountry boil. “Charlie’s helped a lot of people,” she tells me. “So much.” Not only the remaining men and women who continue to harvest seafood, but now even the staple of Savannah’s fresh produce industry, Jerry Polk, who in turn can continue to support his local harvesters. “I stick with the small guys, small farmers. Nothing from major packing houses that’s been washed and sprayed,” he says. Like Jose, who follows the harvest north in warm months to bring Jerry vine–ripe tomatoes, seedless watermelons, and un–waxed cucumbers. They’ve both been around awhile, and you better believe they know where the find the good stuff. cs



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Power plants are still poisoning children It is often said that the safest place in the world is our mother’s womb. Tragically, because of mercury poisoning, this may no longer be true. But now we can really do something about it. 700,000 American babies – one out of six – are born annually with harmful levels of mercury in their blood and begin their lives with mercury poisoning. Unlike other environmental problems, this one – caused mostly by emissions from coal–burning power plants – could be solved relatively easily and affordably. Mercury is a neurotoxin that causes brain damage and serious developmental disabilities – especially in fetuses and infants – and leads to lowered intelligence and learning problems throughout life. Mercury poisoning is not just about the environment; it is also about the life and health of our children. As an Evangelical Christian, I believe that each life is of infinite worth to God, and should be to us as well. Jesus taught us to love our neighbor and treat others as we would want to be treated. Protecting the unborn and children from mercury poisoning is in keeping with Jesus’ commands. The cause of mercury poisoning is you and me: our need for cheap energy. The mercury is emitted from coal– burning power plant smokestacks. It

falls from the air, polluting waterways and contaminating fish. Expectant mothers eat the fish. The mercury accumulates in the mother’s blood and circulates across the placenta to the unborn child. There are now mercury fish–catch warnings in all fifty states. I live in a low–income community in Illinois and I love fishing, as do my neighbors who fish regularly to provide protein to their families. I remember catching a big fish in one of our local

from our own rivers and lakes without risking mercury poisoning? Is this the inheritance my generation and future generations are being left with? I understand that we live in a complicated world, but this is morally wrong. It is sinful. So what can we do? First, mothers can limit the amount of fish they eat during pregnancy. This does not solve the problem, but it does help protect children during their most vulnerable stages. Look on-

Why can’t our families eat the fish from our own rivers and lakes without risking mercury poisoning? Is this the inheritance my generation and future generations are being left with? I understand that we live in a complicated world, but this is morally wrong. It is sinful. rivers. I was getting ready to throw it back when a man walked up and asked for it, to feed his family. I explained that a fish this big was full of toxic mercury, which would hurt his children. Its OK, he said, they need the food. I ended up giving him the fish but, no, it is not OK. Not in my community. Not in America. Not anywhere. Why can’t our families eat the fish

line for your state’s mercury guidelines. Second, we can limit the domestic mercury pollution emitted by coal–fired power plants. Studies show that this has a measurable positive health impact. The more responsible energy utilities are already using cost–effective technologies to fully clean up mercury emissions. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally issued

preliminary new mercury standards this spring, ensuring that the rest of the energy industry follows suit and effectively reduces mercury emissions from coal–fired utilities by ninety percent. The problem is that many in Congress are vigorously opposing the EPA on behalf of fossil fuel special interests that do not want to pay to clean up their pollution. This is inexcusable, and we must contact our elected officials and demand that they protect our unborn children by not opposing the EPA’s efforts to limit mercury pollution. The Evangelical Environmental Network ( has been working with church leaders around the country to do just this. Please join in! Here is the bottom line: We have a responsibility to protect life, and that means getting serious about mercury poisoning. As a young Evangelical Christian, I am very grateful that the EPA and many in the energy and faith communities are working together to protect life and create a healthier country for me and for my children to inherit. They have my prayers. cs Comment on this column at: Ben Lowe is the author of Green Revolution: Coming Together to Care for Creation.

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Blotter All cases from recent Savannah/ Chatham Police Dept. incident reports

The Pizza Robber

A 15–year old was arrested after robbing an undercover police officer and firing shots at police. The 15 year old was already on probation for simple battery relating to an incident last year. After several pizza delivery people had been robbed at an apartment complex, several units, including the Neighborhood

Task Force and the K9 unit, positioned themselves in the parking lot. An undercover officer pulled up to the complex dressed as a delivery person and was approached by the juvenile. Once the officer had been robbed, he called it in to the waiting officers. When the youth saw the officers descending upon him, he opened fire and took off running. The officers searched door– to–door until they found him.

• An officer found a heavily inebriated girl and her two mostly sober friends creating a scene near City Market. EMS had been called, but the call was cancelled once the officer ascertained the girl was coherent. While the officer was trying to deal with the situation, a guy kept coming up behind him to see what was going on. The officer asked him if he was part of their group. The passerby replied “no,” and the officer asked him to back up. The man took two steps back, and slowly drifted forward again. The officer told him he needed to be at least 20 feet away while the situation was dealt with. The man refused to comply and began to question the officer, he was arrested for obstructing an officer and public drunkenness. • A case of road rage turned dangerous and resulted in one man being shot. The victim said he was driving south down Washington Street near Garfield Ave. around 4 p.m. when the suspect was driving northbound, directly toward him in the wrong lane. When the other driver avoided a collision, the victim yelled some choice words about

the reckless behavior. The suspect turned around and came back. They both got out of their vehicles and an argument ensued. It ended with the reckless driver shooting the other man. The shooter left, but the other man got a hold of his cell phone. The phone led police back to the residence of the car owner. • A woman called police after a man pushed his way into her apartment brandishing a knife and threatening her children. A struggle ensued and he stole her purse. She’d heard a knock at her front door, and when she answered it, the suspect barged in waving a knife. She grabbed her kids, running out the back door, while the robber grabbed her purse and ran out the front door of the residence in the 1400 Block of E. 35th St. The victim told police she recognized the man. She didn’t know his name, but reported that she saw him often around the neighborhood. After canvassing the neighborhood, police

were able to confirm the identity of the suspect as Kenneth Cobb, age 49. He’s wanted for aggravated assault, armed robbery, and cruelty to children. • A young man who bumped into an ex–girlfriend while stopped at an intersection ended up on the wrong side of the law after a fight. They pulled into a nearby parking lot after she confronted him and a fight ensued. When officers arrived, they asked the vehicle’s occupants to put their hands in the air, but the young man only raised one. He appeared to be concealing something under his other hand. It turned out he was concealing six bags of marijuana. Additional searching turned up a kitchen knife, a semi–automatic pistol and more than $1,200 in cash. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020

If the earth was a perfect cube, what would the gravitational effect be at the edges? Could you casually step over the 90-degree bend onto an adjacent face? —Victor Allen The Straight Dope research department debated how to deal with your question, Victor. Una thought we could have a little fun with it. My own feeling was we should jump on you with both feet, since a cubical earth was impossible, and encouraging belief to the contrary was the same road to perdition that had given us the Tea Party and Charlie Sheen. I reasoned that one of the official criteria for planethood was that the body had

square faces. Your assignment: journey from there to one of the planet’s corners. The first thing you notice is that you’re at the edge of a vast body of water we’ll call the Central Ocean. The land rises steeply away from the shore—apparently the ocean lies in a basin. This strikes you as odd, since you’d think the sides of a cubical planet would be flat. Patience. On spherical earth the horizon on average is a little over three miles away. On cubical earth you can, in theory, see to the edge of the planet, potentially a distance of thousands of miles. Up the slope you’re standing on you can make out a gigantic mountain peak—one of the corners, you realize, of your cubical world. Time to get hiking. I hope you’re in good shape, since the path literally becomes steeper with every step—you’ll have the impression of climbing up the inside of a round bowl. Worse, the mountain is stupefyingly high. How high? Well, the tallest known mountain in the solar system is Olympus Mons on Mars, 14 miles high from base to peak. In contrast, the rise from low point to high point on cubical earth is about 2,300 miles. Soon you see why you needed that spacesuit—the atmosphere gets progres-

sively thinner until there’s none at all and you’re in the blackness of space. One consolation is your weight steadily decreases. If you weigh 200 pounds at sea level on spherical earth, here you weigh just 103. But here you are, on top at last. You don’t have the sense of walking around 90-degree corners that our letter-writer naively imagines. Rather, the peak looks like the tip of a three-sided pyramid. The three sides fall away steeply—if you lose your footing you’ll have a wicked drop. On the plus side, the view is like none on earth, or on any planet anywhere. You can sight down one edge of the cube to a far corner, a distance of some 6,400 miles. Even more strikingly, you see all the atmosphere and water has been concentrated by gravity into a blob in the middle of each face, with the corners and edges poking out into space. You realize your cubical planet isn’t one world but six, each face’s segment of the biosphere isolated from the others by the hopeless climb. Bizarre? Yup. Impossible, too. You may want your planet to be cubical. Just about every other force in the universe wants it round. cs By cecil adams

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achieved hydrostatic equilibrium, meaning it was sufficiently massive for its gravity to have pulled it into a round shape. The largest known nonspherical object in the solar system is Neptune’s moon Proteus, an awkward lump whose diameter varies from 390 to 424 kilometers. The pull of gravity on Proteus’s surface is 1/140th that of earth’s, meaning a typical human standing on it would weigh a little more than a pound. In short, the main gravitational effect you’d be concerned about on a cubical planet would be how to keep from accidentally jumping off. I know that, said Una. All I’m saying is, let’s suppose. Suppose what? I replied. That you could have an earth-size cubical planet? Not possible. Earth-scale gravity is so strong that a cube made of the strongest rock would soon be deformed into a ball. Define soon, said Una. Within a very short period, I said. Probably under a billion years I think that allows enough time for a hypothetical experiment without violating the laws of the cosmos, Una said. Fine, I said, let’s imagine your damn cubical planet. Even better, let’s imagine you on it, standing on one of the six


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Arkansas Time Machine, Back to the 1950s: In McGehee, a town of 4,200 in southeastern Arkansas, a black girl (Kym Wimberly) who had finished first in her senior class was named only “co”valedictorian after officials at McGehee High changed the rules to avoid what one called a potential “big mess.” As a result, in an ironic twist on “affirmative action,” the highest-scoring white student was elevated to share top honors. Said Kym’s mother, “We (all) know if the tables were turned, there wouldn’t be a co-valedictorian.” In July, the girl filed a lawsuit against the school and the protocolchanging principal.

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(1) Roy Griffith, 60, John Sanborn, 53, and Douglas Ward, 55, were arrested in Deerfield Township, Mich., in July and charged with stealing a 14-foot-long stuffed alligator from a barn, dragging it away with their truck, and using it to surf in the mud (“mudbogging”). When the gator’s owner tracked down the three nearby, they denied the theft and insisted that theirs is an altogether-different 14-foot-long stuffed alligator. (Ward’s blood-alcohol reading was 0.40.) (2) When deputies in Monroe County, Tenn., arrested a woman for theft in August, they learned that one of the items stolen was a 150-year-old Vatican-certified holy relic based on the Veil of Veronica (supposedly used to wipe Jesus’ face before the crucifixion). The painting had been stolen from the closet of a trailer home on a back road in the Tennessee mountains,

past actions associated with unhealthy perspectives.” • Once hired, almost no federal employee ever leaves. Turnover is so slight Government in Action! that, among typical causes for workers leaving, “death by natural causes” is more • Of the 1,500 judges who referee likely than “fired for poor job perfordisputes as to whether someone qualimance.” According to a July USA Today fies for Social Security disability benefits, report, the federal rate of termination for David Daugherty of West Virginia is the poor performance is less than one-fifth current soft-touch champion, finding for the private sector’s, and the annual retenthe claimant about 99 percent of the time tion rate for all federal employees (compared to judges’ overall rate of 60 was 99.4 percent (and for white percent). As The Wall Street Journal collar and upper-income workreported in May, Daugherty decided ers, more than 99.8 percent). many of the cases without hearings Be careful • Bats’ Rights: In January, or with the briefest of questioning, when buying Alison Murray purchased her including batches of cases brought liquorice first-ever home, in Aberby the same lawyer. He criticized deen, Scotland, but was his less lenient colleagues, who informed in August that she “act like it’s their own damn has to relocate, temporarily, money we’re giving away.” (A because the house has become week after the Journal report, Judge infested with bats, which cannot Daugherty was placed on leave, be disturbed, under Scottish and pending an investigation.) European law, once they settle in. • Gee, What Do We Do With All Officials told her she could probThis Stimulus Money? The Omaha ably move back in November, (Neb.) Public School system spent when the bats leave to hibernate. $130,000 of its stimulus grant recently just to buy 8,000 copies of the book Police Report “The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Mov• In June, the Five Guys Burger and ing Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward ProFries restaurant in White Plains, N.Y., was found School Change” -- that is, one copy robbed by five guys (actually, four guys for every single employee, from principals and a woman). One of the guys worked at to building custodians. Alarmingly, wrote Five Guys. All five “guys” were arrested. an Omaha World-Herald columnist, the • Catch-22: NYPD officer James Seiferbook is “riddled with gobbledygook,” held, 47, still receives his $52,365 annual “endless graphs,” and such tedium as the disability pay despite efforts of the depart“cultural proficiency continuum” and ment to fire him. He retired in 2004 on discussion of the “disequilibrium” arising disability, but was ordered back to work “due to the struggle to disengage with where a local named “Frosty,” age 73, had kept it for 20 years with no idea of its significance.

when investigators found him doing work inconsistent with “disability.” However, Seiferheld could not return because he failed drug screening (for cocaine). Meanwhile, his appeal of the disability denial went to the Court of Appeals, which found a procedural error and ordered that Seiferheld’s benefits continue (even though the city has proven both that he is physically able and a substance-abuser). • In April, Robert Williams completed his San Diego police officers’ application, answering truthfully, he said, questions 172 (yes, he had had sexual contact with a child) and 175 (yes, he had “viewed or transacted” child pornography). Three weeks later, the police not only rejected his application but arrested him. Williams’ wife, Sunem, said the police department has “integrity” problems because “telling the truth during the hiring process brings prosecution.”


Beginning in 2002, a man was reported sidling up to women on New York City subway trains and rubbing against them until he ejaculated. Police were unable to identify him but were concerned enough that they obtained an indictment -- “naming” the suspect only as whoever’s DNA. In July 2011, they finally obtained a match, to Darnell Hardware, 26, who had been in the system repeatedly (drug and indecent-exposure charges) but not until July in offenses that obligated collection of DNA. cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


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At 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $5. With 4th Ward AfroKlezmer Orchestra. Her name is hard to pronounce, but Shonali Bhowmik is, well, kind of unforgettable. The native of Nashville, now a resident of New York City, has just put out her first solo record, 100 Oaks Revival ... and its sweetly emotive pop–flavored folk reminds me – a lot – of Bangle Susanna Hoffs and the stuff she did with David Roback and Kendra Smith on a little–heard Paisley Underground album called Rainy Day. That came out in 1984, and I doubt Shonali Bhowmik had yet been born. Aha! As it turns out, Bhowmik was a charter member of Atlanta’s late and lamented Ultrababyfat, a power pop band that joyfully blended influences of the Bangles (yes!), Cheap Trick, the Breeders and the Fab Four. Savannah, Bhowmik tells me, was one of the band’s favorite cities to play, and she’s excited to be coming back, showcasing the richly textured acoustic–pop of 100 Oaks Revival. Her current band, the harder–edged Tigers and Monkeys, has been rocking the Apple since 2007. Bhowmik is also – are you ready? – a lawyer (she attend Emory in Atlanta) AND a standup comedian. Which are not, as we all know, always mutually exclusive. “For some reason,” she says, “the craziness of doing all those three things keeps me sane.” Told you she was unforgettable. This Bean bill also includes a showcase set from the 4th Ward AfroKlezmer Orchestra, a nine–piece ensemble performing original music integrating Klezmer and Balkan styles with jazz, funk and Afro– pop. The Atlanta group solders together Big Band–style jazz and improvisation with traditional European Jewish klezmer music. A splendid time is guaranteed for all! See,


At 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. $5 With Eddie the Wheel, White Violet, Ruby Kendrick “It’s very rootsy soul, but definitely kind of a current feel, plenty of folk influence, too” is how bandleader McCoy described his sound to Connect Statesboro. “I guess maybe white boy soul or something.” None other than Georgia soulmeister Randall Bramblett had this to say: “He reminds me a lot of Otis Redding, with a little bit of Eddie Hinton and Chris Robinson – he’s got that soul voice that you don’t hear too much from younger singers. His song structures are really cool too ... he’s a very strong talent, and if he keeps it together, he’s going to be a great one.” Bramblett and his Sea Level bandmate Chuck Leavell both played on So Good, So Cruel, McCoy’s second album. Albany–born McCoy and his four–piece band are sharing this bill with three offbeat Athens singer/songwriters: Ruby Kendrick, White Violet (aka Nate Nelson) and Eddie the Wheel (aka Eddie Whelan). See CS

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That didn’t sit well with Jim Reed, a longtime local musician who currently drums with the Magic Rocks, promotes concerts and runs a film screening series (and is, full disclosure, a former employee of this publication). On his blog (wickedmessenger. com) he attacked “the time–honored tradition of screwing over professional musicians.” Numerous members of the Savannah music community echoed his outrage. According to Reed, awarding preference to bands that would work all day for free would make the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon “a shameful shuck and jive that amounts to little more than a 26–mile Open Mic Night.” And how does that represent the city’s “best and brightest” talent? Two days later, the form was changed. “What compensation would you generally request?” is now the first question.

Reed remains non–plussed. “I find this more insulting,” he says. “I’m more insulted, and everybody ought to be. That’s basically saying or doing something really offensive, and then when they get called on it they don’t apologize, or make it right. That’s like going back to the tape where they said it, and erasing that part of the tape. And then acting like it never happened.” Carolyn Reyes, who books the music for the nation–wide Rock ‘n Roll Marathons through the Arizona company Entertainment Solutions, Inc., read Reed’s blog and received several e–mails from Savannah players irate about the lines on the submission form. “So I said ‘Fine, we’ll take it off. It doesn’t have to be there. It’s not a make– or–break for anybody,’” she says. “It’s simply a question that’s been on that form for a very long time. “It wasn’t that we were telling people that (playing for free) was the only way we would take them or anything like that,” Reyes says. “In the form, originally, it said something like ‘Would you be willing to donate your time?’ But if not, the next question was ‘What would be your fee?’” Reyes says “going cheap” has never been part of the organization’s mani-

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the more pleasant.” Runners are currently paying $115 to register for the marathon, and $105 for the half marathon. Reyes declined to disclose the actual compensation she’s offering to musicians. “If the fee is out of our range, if somebody asks for $2,000, I don’t have that,” she explains. “Then we’ll go back to them and say ‘Are you negotiable on your fee?’ “It’s about the music quality, because we want to get the best bands on the course that we can. That we can afford. But we certainly don’t turn anybody away, or say ‘We’ll take this guy over this guy.’ It’s quality first, and then budget.” The musicians’ entry form is online at Incidentally, the “headlining act” for the Forsyth finale has yet to be booked, according to Reyes. Here’s a clue, however: Bret Michaels is scheduled to perform Sept. 4 for the Virginia Beach marathon (although illness forced him to bail on the Chicago race last week). Other names have included Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler and what remains of Journey. Headlining Oct. 23 in St. Louis is Sugar Ray. CS

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festo. “We do have money we pay out to some bands. The way that started was, we had a lot of bands who wanted to donate their time for particular charities. Because they have an affiliation with them, or perhaps they had a loved one that died – like in Las Vegas, Crohns and Colitis is our charity. “And so I had a lot of people calling and saying ‘We don’t want to get paid, we’d rather just donate our time. Give it back to the charity.’ And I think that’s actually how that phrase came to be, long, long ago, and the collateral form just kind of got updated for the different cities. That originated in one of the early markets that we did.” That’s not doing it for Reed. “This thing generates well over a million dollars just in entrants’ fees alone,” he says. “So to expect local musicians to play for free I think is insulting to local musicians, but it’s also insulting to the peopled who registered for the thing. They would naturally assume that part of what they’re paying for in their high registration fee is somehow compensating the entertainers who are going to be out there in the sun, with their gear, plying their trade to make their run all


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concerns Atlanta’s Laughing Pizza aims to fill ‘the void between Barney and Britney’ by Bill DeYoung

When Lisa Michaelis and Billy Schlosser got married, they each had been in the music business for a few years. Classically trained and proficient on a number of instruments, both were teaching, performing and recording in New York City, fast–tracking it to the Big Time. How our priorities change. Today, the Atlanta–based couple has an unusual pop group, Laughing Pizza, that also includes their 14–year–old daughter, Emily. The music is geared, unapologetically, towards children and pre–teens, but unlike much of the day– glo tripe that fills the Disney Channel screen 24/7, Laughing Pizza’s music is written and performed by people who genuinely care about sending a positive message. They’re not preachy, either. It’s all about fun (Michaelis likes to say they fill “the void between Barney and Britney”). And the music, best of all, is really

twice (with Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers). The group has issued four CDs of original songs. Their third DVD, the New York–filmed Laughing Pizza Live, will be released Sept. 20. In advance of Laughing Pizza’s Aug. 28 matinee at the Savannah Theatre, Michaelis called to tell us why and how Laughing Pizza came to be. Because we asked, Michaelis admitted that she had appeared on Broadway at the age of 15, in the rock musical The News (the late Jeff Conaway played her father). She also told us that she and her husband met during filming for Star Search three years later; she was singing in a band called Kid Danger & the Skirts, a ‘50s band fronted by David Hodo, the “construction worker” from the Village People. For the TV gig, Schlosser was the fill–in saxophone player. The group won several weeks running, until the country band Sawyer

pretty good. See for yourself on the myriad daily “Pizza Breaks” aired on every Georgia Public Broadcasting station. These are videos of Laughing Pizza songs, featuring the three family members in brightly colored clothes, dancing and lip–synching to the recordings they’ve made in their home studio, with all instruments and vocals by Lisa, Billy and Emily. Still not impressed? “Pizza Breaks” air in 30 public broadcasting markets nationally (in 18 million homes), with more added every week. Laughing Pizza has received six Parents Choice Awards and performed at the White House

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“Those grooves, and the way that stuff is produced, it’s really fun music. Why can’t there be music like that that doesn’t have that kind of message? And then we also noticed that for kids, on television, it went from goofy kids’ shows like Barney to teenage, kissing, making–out stuff ... and there didn’t seem to be anything in the middle. It went from baby stuff to ‘Wow, you’re not ready for that yet.’ So ‘filling the void between Barney and Britney’ became our slogan, and the weirdest thing is, it’s still there. There’s still this bizarre void.”

The beginning

“I was teaching, and I was going crazy doing ‘B.I.N.G.O.’ and ‘Eensy Weensy,’ I’d had it. So I started sort of writing other kinds of children’s songs by myself in class. When the head of Warner–Chappell, our publishing company, said ‘You write children’s songs, don’t you?’ we said ‘Oh, yeah, absolutely.’ So over a weekend Billy and I put together and demoed three or four songs – and we literally wrote them as if we were writing pop songs. It led to us writing for a few of Mary Kate and Ashley’s Olsen’s TV specials, and a couple of their videos.”

The style

“What’s always been fun for us is, there is no ‘You have to write it in this style.’ The incredibly freeing thing about writing music for various artists, much less the children’s music world, is that you can write in any style. So we wrote two or three different country songs for the Olsen twins, we wrote a complete pop song for them, it was everything. I would say that one of our favorite things about doing this is that you’re not pigeonholed so much. We are primarily pop songwriters, but Billy’s a rock guy, and I’m more of a ballad, country and Broadway person.”

The joy

“There is this extraordinary thing for us as a family, to be able to spend this kind of time together. Here’s the other thing: Even though Billy and I started this for Emily, we had no idea that she was going to be this kind of musician and songwriter. She is such a prolific songwriter who now plays five instruments. “Except for the creative part, and the performing part, the music business sucks. And it’s so rewarding to be able to do this as a family. And really because there are no kind of family role models out there, unless it’s a car crash. So that’s our reward – we get a lot of love, we get a lot of really wonderful feedback about how we’re providing this experience for kids, and for parents, to see a family doing something together.”


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Atlanta artist Christina Bray’s paintings are still–lifes that tell stories – not in words, not in the emotion or pain in someone’s eyes (there are no people on her canvases), but in an eerily invoked memory of place. On view through Sept. 9 at the Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Gallery, Bray’s Street Journal: An Exhibition of Documentary Paintings chronicles what the artist likes to call a kind of photojournalism. She photographs places that, for her, have some sort of spiritual historical aura. Then she paints – in acrylics – from the photos. “For me, photography is just a completely separate artistic process than painting,” Bray, 40, explains. “And it’s something that I really don’t have much training in. I go out there like a


tourist, doing little snapshots, and then I certainly embellish when I do the paintings. I’ll take parts of the photograph that I think need maybe a little bit more contrast or what have you, and sort of exaggerate that in the painting.” Bray, who holds Master’s degrees in both Fine Arts and Theological Studies, focuses on places and objects that she feels might well have “traumatic histories.” Some of the paintings depict the abandoned asylum at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville. “I’m not trying to give people the creeps – if I was, I could really exaggerate,” she explains. “And I’ve seen paintings that people have made of mental hospitals, with crazy colors, stuff that to me looked like Halloween decorations. But I don’t think it needs that. I think it’s creepy enough just naturally.” Other pieces include graffiti–covered buildings she’s run across in Atlanta’s deeply urban areas. “I’ve always liked abandoned buildings,” Brays says. “I’ve always thought there was something beautiful about the sort of decay, and the spookiness of them.” CS

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“The main building of the abandoned Pullman Rail Yard complex, in Atlanta. I try to preserve the graffiti in the way that the writers created it, because I’m treating these paintings as documentaries. I thought about creating my own graffiti, but if I wanted to really go towards the documentary aspect, then I had to get it as accurate as possible. You could go to that building, and you’d recognize it immediately. The east line of the MARTA train goes right by that building.”


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“It’s a composite image that comes from two photographs. The bed came from the hospital’s museum, and the interior is from the old Walker Building, which is a disused building on the Milledgeville hospital campus. But it doesn’t have any furniture in it. So I just put the two together. This series was my first foray into disturbing subject matter. I’ve been interested for a long time in the history of psychiatry.”

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“This house belonged to a man who was terminally ill, he had brain cancer. He was in the hospital at the time. My volunteer group was in New Orleans, gutting and mucking out the house. He was divorced and had a little girl, and that room was her bedroom for when she would come over for weekends. He didn’t really care about salvaging anything from the house, but he told us if we happened to come across anything that looked like it would belong to a little girl, a doll or anything, he would like to rescue that. It was a real emotional experience.”

Street Journal: An Exhibition of Documentary Paintings Where: AASU Fine Arts Gallery, 11935 Abercorn St. When: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays, through Sept. 9 Admission: Free Gallery reception with Christina Bray: At noon Aug. 31 Artist’s website:

“The Krog Street tunnel is a very heavily–traveled public street. I just chose to paint it with no traffic in it, or people on the pedestrian walkways. The reason I like graffiti is that it tends to get painted in these areas that would normally be very drab and dilapidated. It really enlivens the space and brings a vibrancy to it.”


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For my lunch, I chose a pair of beautifully prepared summer rolls. Sticky rice paper wrappers snug up tightly around filling made with plenty of lettuce, rice noodles, shrimp and tangy mint leaves. There’s a mouthful of texture and plenty of flavor. The accompanying peanut sauce is mildly sweet and adds just the right amount of extra tastiness. I followed that with sweet and spicy chicken — think sweet and sour chicken without the fried batter. Tender pieces o chicken perched atop a mound of rice noodles — a side of broccoli and bok choy added color and variety. The sauce did indeed live up to its billing — delivering nice sweetness on the front end and plenty of peppery fire on the finish. There are plenty of menu options that include curries, stir fries and soups — including a tasty Pho that I had on a previous visit. A nice touch is an all pictorial menu for those unfamiliar with the variety of noodles or who like to see what to expect on the plate. A small beer and wine list offers plenty of choices for diners wanting more than tea or soft drinks.



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Serious chocolate lovers will welcome Chocolat by Adam Turoni, now open for wholesale business at 2423 De Soto Ave. in the Starland District. Turoni, a Culinary Institute of America–trained pastry chef, has spent the past two years handcrafting chocolates for Wright Square Cafe. He still produces an exclusive live for the cafe’s two locations — and offers his skills to other wholesale customers from the Starland location. I worked with Adam last February when he prepared and paired specialty chocolates to accompany a wine tasting I hosted. Every bite was elegant and differently delicious — and proved perfect choices for the wines we poured. Adam’s shop is by appointment only (located across the street from PERC Coffee Roasters). He can be reached by phone, 570–510–1820, or online,

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The former T–Rex Mex location will reopen in the next few weeks as Taco Abajo — being billed by developers as an “authentic Mexican tacqueria.” Expect tacos, burritos and similar hand food. Opening will likely precede issuance of an alcohol license, but owners are anticipating offering super–valued margaritas. 217 1/2 W. Broughton St. cs

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Another new entry in the Savannah Craft Brew Fest ( is from a brand new Savannah brewery. Coastal Empire Beer Co. will debut its Savannah Brown Ale, the first in a line of beers that company partner Kevin Haborak says will initially only be available in kegs. There are a number of brown ales in the fest — which will give you an opportunity to compare this new beer from our hometown. A first taste can be scored on Sunday, Aug. 28, during a Beer Week kick–off event at The Distillery. The beers are currently being contract brewed, but Haborak says he hopes to get a local brewing operation off the ground in Savannah. The brewery is represented in Georgia by Savannah Distributing Co. Tampa, Fla., Cigar City Brewing will also make its debut in Georgia on fest weekend. This long–awaited and popular brand has a huge following among craft beer devotees. Of the beers being poured, be sure to sample Cubano Espresso Maduro. This beer begins as an oatmeal Brown Ale — but is then aged on #3 Espresso blend coffee beans with chicory from Naviera Coffee Mills — a Tampa coffee roaster. Dark, rich and refreshingly biting, the beer has

pronounced coffee notes, obviously, and a ton of character. Thomas Creek Brewery of South Carolina captured last year’s professional brewer’s “best of show” with it’s Class Five IPA. The brewery is back with a good selection of its core beers — and a beer from its new Atypical Series, Conduplico Immundus Monachus (Latin for “double dirty monk”). The beer is an imperial style of the brewery’s Belgian–style Porter. Jammed into the bottled are lots of roasted, chocolate, nutty and malty flavors — balanced by a fruity tartness It will no doubt be blazing hot, so seek out a sample of Dogfish Head Namaste, a Belgian–style White Ale made with dried organic orange slices, fresh cut lemongrass and a bit of coriander. It’s another example of what pioneering brewer Sam Calagione brings to the industry from his Delaware brewery. Real hopheads will want to sip Dogfish 90 Minute IPA. As if it’s not a hop monster already, the beer will be served through a Randall, a super–hopping appliance that will infuse flavor straight from hop buds to the beer. Pouring through a Randall is the brewer’s equivalent to Chef Emeril Lagasse’s BAM of hot spices! cs

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Work by Robert Dinnebiel is up at Gallery Espresso “Spectrum” SCAD’s Annual Summer Exhibition & Sale — Aug. 9-27 at Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Featuring works by SCAD students, faculty, staff and alumni. Info at Open daily except Sundays. “The Dagnabit!!!” Britt Spencer Exhibition — Thesis show by SCAD MFA painting student and BFA illustration alumnus, featuring “acrylic narratives that seek to package misery in a very digestible way.” Aug. 29-Sept. 12. Hall Street Gallery, 212 W. Hall St. “The Green Age Zeitgeist” Joseph Ryan Osborne Furniture Exhibition — Thesis show bySCAD MFA furniture design student, showcases the current spirit of the expanding sustainable initiative for all products and the materials used to make them “green.” Aug. 15-Sept. 29 La Galerie Bleue in Montgomery Hall, 3515 Montgomery St. Betsy Cain, Paintings and Cut-Outs — Chroma Gallery features works by this Savannah artist in conjunction with her first solo show at the Jepson. Through September 15th. 31 Barnard St. www.chromaartgallery. Betsy Cain: In Situ — Savannah painter Cain’s first solo show at the Jepson looks at “how a place inhabits you over time.” Show runs Aug 6-Dec 4. Members’ reception Sept. 1. Artist’s lecture Sept. 8. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., http://

Beyond Utility: Pottery Created by Enslaved Hands — Although made for utilitarian purposes, the 19th century jars, jugs and other vessels exemplify the work of experienced artisans who were enslaved people. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., Christina Bray Solo Exhibit — The Armstrong Department of Art, Music & Theatre presents selected works by guest artist Christina Bray. Runs through September 9. Reception: August 31 at noon. AASU Fine Arts Gallery, 11935 Abercorn St., Fall Art Classes for Youth — Sign up for classes beginning Sept 12. Art on the Park studio near Daffin Park. Weekly classes focus in fine arts. Private classes also available ages 3-18. Email http:// Hebermehl @ The Butcher — “Blasts from the past priced to sell.” Art show by Matt Hebermehl. Show runs Aug 19-Sept 8 at The Butcher, 19 E. Bay St.. 912234-6505. The Butcher Tattooing and Fine Art Gallery, 19 E. Bay St. Paintings by Jeff Zeigler — Works by Savannah-based painter and illustrator will exhibit at The Sentient Bean during August. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Perceptions of Whiteness — A collection of new works by the National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Show closes Sept. 4. Beach

Institute, 502 E. Harris St. , Mary Lum Exhibition: “Shifting Perspective” — Paintings and collages by contemporary artist Mary Lum. Aug. 29–Sep. 30. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St. Free admission, open weekdays. Free artist talk and reception Fri. Sept. 23, 5:30pm. Robert Dinnebiel — Work by this self-taught local artist runs through August at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Symbiosis: Works by Heather Deyling — Paintings, collage and installation inspired by flora and its relationship to the environment. Runs through Sept 16. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry Street, http://www. Sympatico: Three Island Men Paint Tybee — Recent works by Brad Hook, David Bevill and Larry Williams. Dragonfly Studios, 1204 Highway 80 on Tybee Island. The Cat Show — Take a paws from life to indulge yourself in cat-inspired art by local artists. Show opens Aug 27, 8-11:30pm. DeSoto Row Gallery, 2408 DeSoto Ave. Info: jtaylo40@student. Tradition/Innovation — A survey of tradition and originality is at the heart of this exhibit featuring a variety of crafts by Southern artists. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. cs

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Dex in September

Country Lady Lady Antebellum, the country music trio with a pair of Grammys and enough Country Music Association awards to fill a Stetson, has been booked into the Johnny Mercer Theatre Nov. 27. Ticket info is forthcoming. The band has a new album, Own the Night, out Sept. 13. The album’s first single, “Just a Kiss,” is currently sitting pretty at the top of Billboard’s country chart.

Going oceanic The 2011 Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival happens Sept. 22–24 (favorite movie title this year: The Krill is Gone), with screenings at the Jepson Center and Trustees Theater, and the Children’s Film Festival at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. It’s been incorporated into the Savannah Ocean Exchange, which will host a month–long series of “public exchanges” to explore and expand man’s relationship with the oceans in a positive and ecologi-


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Eno! The elusive Brian Eno will appear in Asheville, N.C. during the 2011 Moogfest, Oct. 28–30. The occasion is the first East–American installation of his 77 Million Paintings (it’s been up in Los Angeles and San Francisco). Here’s the official description: “A constantly evolving sound and image–scape born from his exploration of light as an artistic medium and his interest in the aesthetic possibilities of generative software. Presented on a uniquely configured constellation of video monitors, 77 Million Paintings is a serene and beautiful work, slowly evolving and transforming in time such that no two instants are quite the same. It is art that encourages the viewer to slow down and enter a contemplative state, reflecting on the uniqueness of a passing moment that has almost certainly never existed before.” Eno himself will present an “Illustrated Talk,” described as “legendary and mind– expanding,” during the festival (exact date to be announced). See CS


And so, as the turgid summer season begins to give way to a bright new autumn of concerts, plays and other enlightenments and entertainments, we start to hear some big announcements. The Jinx has inked a number of pretty cool acts for the coming months, starting with the Sept. 1 return of the Dex Romweber Duo. Plenty of people were out of town when Dex – co–founder of the infamous Flat Duo Jets – played a raucous gig in June in the courtyard of Cha Bella restaurant. An unlikely venue for such rumbling rock ‘n’ roll, to be sure. Dex (guitar and vocals) and sister Sara Romweber (drums) can get liberated (and loud) inside the Jinx. And how about this? Back from their cross–country shenanigans (including recording sessions in North Carolina and a series of club dates in New York), Cusses play their first Savannah show in a while Sept. 16 at the Jinx. Other dates on the Jinx calendar to bear in mind: The Shaniqua Brown (Sept. 30), American Aquarium (Oct. 15), Savannah’s metal heroes Black Tusk (Oct. 22), and the annual GAM Halloween show (Oct. 29).





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If you weren’t around in 1985 to enjoy it, the original Fright Night is worth a Netflix rental, thanks to its fleet–footed approach to the vampire genre and a lovely performance by Roddy McDowall as Peter Vincent, a late–night horror–show host who helps teenage hero Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) defeat the bloodsucker (Chris Sarandon) who lives next door. The new souped–up version, also called Fright Night, isn’t bad as far as these needless remakes go. It’s for the most part well cast, contains some slyly wicked scenes that equal anything in the original, and expands some of the characters in interesting ways. It’s a shame, then, that the movie botches its version of Peter Vincent, and even more unfortunate that the third act is a furious mishmash of unsatisfying plot developments, unexceptional confrontations and, depending where and how it’s viewed, 3–D blurriness. On the plus side, 22–year–old Anton Yelchin (Chekov in the Star Trek reboot) is believably conflicted as the teenage protagonist, Toni Collette nicely fleshes out her role as his mom (the part in the original was a nonentity), and Colin Farrell is aces as Jerry, the suave, sexy vampire who prefers tight T–shirts to billowy capes. Changing the setting to a Las Vegas suburb, where transient

neighbors aren’t as likely to be missed should Jerry elect to sup on one, is also an inspired move. Yet Peter Vincent (named in ’85 as a tribute to horror legends Peter Cushing and Vincent Price) is no longer a poignant figure – a fading actor–host with nothing but memories – but has instead been reconfigured as a boozy Vegas magician (played by Doctor Who’s David Tennant) who (insert eye roll here) sports a Batman–esque past that largely leads to the late–inning shenanigans. Given this character’s British accent, flowing mane, boozy disposition and initial air of insouciance, it’s a wonder they didn’t bypass Tennant altogether and just send the limo to pluck Russell Brand off the Arthur set.


The title of the film One Day refers to July 15, though in truth, it refers to

over two decades worth of that date. Beginning on July 15, 1988, when Brits Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) graduate from college, attempt a one–night stand and then decide to remain lifelong friends instead, the picture checks in on the lives of the pair every July 15 through the present day. It’s a high–concept gimmick that could go either way, and this one ends up parting straight down the middle. Emma starts out gawky, reclusive and toiling in obscurity, while Dexter is confident, charismatic and famous. The ensuing years impart the expected A Star Is Born career switcheroo, but the focus is mainly on the personal lives of these two best friends and whether they’ll eventually decide if they should become romantically entwined or if they should even be buddies anymore. Considering director Lone Scherfig’s previous film was 2009’s excellent An Education – one of the best films of recent years – it’s impossible to consider the frequently choppy One Day anything besides a disappointment. Still, that’s not to say it’s a total washout: The movie nicely captures the whiplash collision of youthful optimism with strenuous reality, and Hathaway and Sturgess are fine together and even better in their individual scenes.

The Help The Help occupies the slot held by last summer’s Eat Pray Love: a female– geared August release adapted from a best–selling book. Given its central plotline – in the racially divided Mississippi of the early 1960s, a white writer (Emma Stone’s Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan) gives voice to the stories of her town’s black maids – it would be easy to dismiss The Help as yet another “liberal guilt” movie, the sort that’s invariably told through the eyes of its Caucasian lead rather than those of its African–American characters. Yet while Skeeter certainly clocks a sizable amount of screen time, it’s never in doubt that the true protagonists are Aibileen and Minny, two domestics brought to vivid life through the extraordinary performances by Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. Many of the conflicts play out as expected, and Bryce Dallas Howard’s

30 MINUTES OR LESS A shrill, clumsy film that has no idea how to orchestrate its black–comedy maneuvers, this finds Jesse Eisenberg cast as Nick, a pizza delivery man who’s kidnapped by two grade–A doofuses, Dwayne (Danny McBride) and Travis (Nick Swardson). Needing $100,000 in a jiffy, the pair strap a bomb to Nick and inform him that he must rob a bank or else the device will explode. A frantic Nick gets his best friend Chet (Aziz Ansari) to participate, but matters only get more hectic, not less, in the aftermath of the heist. Eisenberg fares best simply by not straying far from his patented persona (The Social Network star even gets off a joke about Facebook), but whoever thought that casting three irritants like McBride, Swardson and Ansari in the same film was a good idea clearly has a much higher threshold for obnoxious behavior than I do.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

WETA–created and PETA–approved, Rise of the Planet of the Apes stands at the center of a campaign that boasts about how the film employed the Oscar–winning team behind Avatar and the Lord of the Rings trilogy to invent its photorealistic primates. Others have been prone to highlight the “realistic” part; I tend to accentuate the “photo” portion. In this prequel to (I guess) Tim Burton’s 2001 Planet of the Apes – certainly not a prequel to the classic 1968 original, which numbered 1971’s Escape from the Planet of the Apes (similar in some ways to Rise) among its sequels – kindly scientist Will Rodman (James Franco) ends up “adopting” a baby chimp that’s been made super–smart by a drug initially created by Will to combat Alzheimer’s in humans (including his own dad, played by John Lithgow). Named Caesar, the chimp goes from cuddly infant to questioning teen to, finally, betrayed and embittered adult. The film proves to be a reasonably entertaining experience, culminating

in an all–out battle between apes and humans on the Golden Gate Bridge. But for all of its technical prowess, the picture never stirs the soul like the ’68 model, which dovetailed its allusions to real–life civil unease with its muscular handling of a surefire sci–fi hook.

THE CHANGE–UP Part of a subgenre that seems to be growing more witless as it grows more raunchy, this “man–child” feature also brings back that popular 1980s staple: the body switch comedy. Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds respectively portray workaholic family man Dave and slacker pothead Mitch, who drunkenly wish they had each other’s lives while urinating into a magic fountain (stay with me, people). Waking up the next morning occupying the other’s body, Dave and Mitch desperately try to reverse the situation. But first, they must spend a few days as the other fellow. A chaotic scene in which Mitch fails to properly supervise Dave’s twin infants, resulting in near–accidents with a blender and an electrical outlet, will infuriate many adults, but truth be told, it’s about the only gag that’s even remotely fresh in this stale endeavor.

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS Well, at least it’s better than No Strings Attached. Other than that, there’s not much to say about the calendar year’s second film about a guy and a gal attempting to be nothing more than “f– –– buddies” but ending up emotionally entangled anyway. Whereas before we had a coasting Natalie Portman working against deadwood Ashton Kutcher, here we find Mila Kunis matching up nicely with Justin Timberlake. Their chemistry is the best thing about this often smug film centering on the relationship between a New York headhunter (Mila as Jamie) and an Angeleno (Justin as Dylan) who moves to the Big Apple to accept a lofty G.Q. gig.

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE The secret to the film’s success starts with its blue–chip cast, the summer’s finest gathering of thespians with the possible exception of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Steve Carell, whose ability to tap into wells of deep–seated emotion elevates him above most of the current comedic pack, plays Cal Weaver, a typical suburban schlub; Ju-

lianne Moore plays Emily Weaver, who suddenly announces to her husband that she wants a divorce. Rocked right down to his rumpled pants and designer sneakers, Cal spends his post–breakup period wallowing in nightly pity parties at a stylish bar. His caterwauling attracts the attention of uber–stud Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling), who elects to take Cal under his wing and teach him how to be a successful ladies’ man. Before long, Cal is reborn as a swinging single, but the resultant meaningless sex can’t conceal the fact that all he really wants is his wife back in his arms. For his part, Jacob finally meets a woman – Emma Stone’s aspiring at-

torney Hannah – who stirs his heart as much as his libido. There’s also the major story thread focusing on the pursuit of a 17–year– old high school beauty by the Weavers’ 13–year–son. And let’s not forget the single Cal’s romp with a spirited bar pickup (Marisa Tomei), or the continuing presence of Emily’s marital fling, David Lindhagen (Kevin Bacon). That’s a lot of material for one film and, not surprisingly, there are some casualties. Fortunately, the actors continue to shine, the movie’s hard–won truths are articulated in an unlikely but effective denouement, and all is forgiven. CS


racist housewife proves to be about as subtle as Cruella De Vil. But interesting subplots abound – I particularly liked the relationship between Minny and her insecure employer Celia Foote, played by Jessica Chastain – and with its influx of emotionally wrenching scenes, The Help provides assistance to adults in search of some cinematic substance.


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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.

Savannah/Chatham County Unified Zoning Ordinance Open House

Metropolitan Planning Commission is hosting weekly sessions to discuss with the public the proposed rewrite of the zoning code. Every Monday in August from 5-6:30pm at the MPC

office, Arthur Mendonsa Room, 112 E. State Street. Metropolitan Planning Commission, 112 E. State St. ,

Benefits Benefit Run: Flying Fortress 5K

Sat. Nov. 12, 8:30am. The second annual run benefits the restoration of the historic B-17 airplane, the “City of Savannah” at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Fee: $20-$30. Register at

Challenge Grant to restore W.W. Law House

Historic Savannah Foundation has issued a $5,000 challenge grant to the W.W. Law Foundation to restore the historic W.W. Law House, the home of the late Savannah Civil Rights leader. If the W.W. Law Foundation raises $5,000 by September 1, HSF will donate $5,000 toward the restoration. To donate to the house fund, call 912-234-1250 or visit www.

Chef’s Table: A Benefit for Kids Cafe

A Celebration of Savannah’s finest chefs at the Plantation Club at the Landings. Tues. Oct. 18, 6pm. $150 per person. Kids Cafe provides more than 2,500 local children with a hot, nutritious evening meal, tutoring and mentoring every

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Classical Night On The Town Win one of two pairs of season tickets to the Savannah Philharmonic, along with an upscale dinner for two at 1790 Inn & Restaurant. Our online scavenger hunt begins 8.17.11 and concludes at midnight on 9.04.11… stay tuned for details & look for weekly clues on, Twitter, Facebook, and in print. Piece all clues together from the issue of 8.17, 8.24, & 8.31 for a chance to win. *Winner will be drawn at random. Must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Employees of Connect Savannah and advertisers are not eligible to enter. Winner will be notified by email.

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day. Ticket info: Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, or 912721-1790. Plantation Club, Skidaway Island

Flying Fortress 5k

The annual run/walk event will take place November 12, 2011 with proceeds helping restore the museum’s B-17 bomber, The City of Savannah. Early Registration is now available at a discounted rate of $20 for those who register by August 31st. Register at

Golf for Birdies: Benefit for America’s Second Harvest

Take a swing against hunger at this charity tournament that provides more than 6,000 turkeys for families in need during the holidays. Mon. Nov. 7, 8:30 am at the Savannah Golf Club. Lunch and prizes included. Info: 912.721.1789 or Savannah Golf Club, for directions.

Midnight Garden Ride

Fundraiser for the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. Join hundreds of your friends in turning the night streets of Savannah into a wave of blinking lights, music, and pedal powered fun on the third annual Midnight Garden Ride, Sat. Sept. 3 @ 8pm. Free concert @ 9pm by Ben Sollee. Register at www.midnightgardenride. com

Pirate Themed Bahama Bash for The Ossabaw Island Foundation

Ahoy Maties! Moon River Brewing Company’s annual Bahama Bash is also a fundraiser for the Ossabaw Island Foundation. $1 per every Moon River beer sold will go to the nonprofit. Sat. Aug. 27, all day. @ Moon River Brewing, 21 W. Bay St. Info: 912-447-0943

Run for Jane 5k

Spine & Sport hosts this benefit tournament Sept. 23 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. Information: 912-713-0777.

A unique 5k run/walk at Fort Pulaski honoring Dr. Jane Philbrick and her struggle with Leukemia. Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8:30 a.m. Registeration before Aug. 1 is $28, $32 afterward, and $35 on race day. Visit or Fleet Feet Sports.

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.

Trinity Church takes over Telfair Square in downtown Savannah for an afternoon of shrimp & rice, and a silent auction. Dance to “Call the Cops” and bid on great gifts. Sat. Sept. 24, 4-7pm. $25. 912-233-4766 at trinityumcsav@

Golf Tournament for the Wounded Warrior Project

Household Supplies Drive

Tunes & Spoons for Trinity

Call for Entries Call for artists

The Cultural Affairs’ S.P.A.C.E. gallery is seeking proposals for exhibits in 2012. All mediums will be considered for a non-degree seeking solo or group exhibition. Deadline for submissions is September 9, 4 p.m. Proposal guidelines are available online at or by calling (912) 651-6783.

Cat-Inspired Art Submissions

Seeking artwork inspired by our feline friends, feral or otherwise, for The Cat Show, opening Aug 27 at DeSoto Row Gallery. Make/find/alter some cat art, take cat pictures-whatever you do! and do it for the cats! E-mail jtaylo40@student. for submissions or questions.

StartUp Lounge 2011 Applications

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Second annual matchmaking session for entrepreneurs and investors is sponsored by The Creative Coast Initiative and Georgia Tech. Got an idea but no money? Got money to invest but no good ideas? Apply to participate in StartUp Lounge. Application deadline is Sept. 1 for the Sept. 15 event. Free to apply. Information: 912447-8457. Support victims through our 24-hour crisis line and hospital response. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 912-233-3000 or volunteers@ for an application. Training dates are September 7th & 8th (6pm-9pm), 10th (8:30am-4pm) & 12th through 14th (6pm-9pm each night). We ask that you attend all sessions. All applicants must be at least 21 years old and submit to a criminal background check.

Youth Songwriting Competition

Citizens Police Academy

Savannah Folk Music Festival Seeks Entries for 6th Annual Youth Songwriting Competition. Deadline Sept. 1. $1000 in prizes to top three entries. Winner invited to perform his/her composition at the Savannah Folk Music Festival Oct. 9 in Forsyth Park. Must be under age 20 to enter. Contest guidelines at or 912-302-7276.

CommuniTREES: Grants Available for Tree Planting

Classes, Camps & Workshops

A 13-week program designed to allow residents to informally interact with the members of the police department and the local criminal justice system. Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Police Department Squad Room, 201 Habersham Street. The next class starts Thursday, Sept. 15. Registration is $10. Application deadline is Sept 9. or 912-651-2246. The Savannah Tree Foundation is granting funds to non-profits, neighborhood associations and other organizations for planting up to 10 trees on property that is held in trust for public use. Applications are now being accepted for the 20112012 winter planting season. Call 912-233-8733 or

Aikido Center

Traditional Japanese martial arts downtown on the corner of Broughton and whitaker. Class times: Mon thru Thurs at 6:30 pm; Sat at 11:00 am. Please come by at the beginning of any


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“Greater-Than Sudoku” For this “Greater-Than Sudoku,” I’m not giving 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 in 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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1 Head of the Paris police? 5 “King” bad guy in Super Mario Bros. 10 Love, Latin-style 14 Former Israeli politician Abba ___ 15 On ___ (hot) 16 Ring around the holy? 17 Frequent activity for haberdashers? 20 Spanish national hero 21 Paving stuff 22 Quick ___ wink 23 Avenue in Oakland? 28 Make really happy 29 Town north of New York City 32 Strauss-Kahn’s former org. 35 French vacation spot 36 Prefix meaning “skin” 37 Why Haim didn’t want to party one night in the 1980s? 42 “Rolling in the Deep” singer 43 Mauna ___ (Aloha State volcano) 44 The Concorde, for one 45 “The Sound of Music” teenager 46 Soul singer Lou 48 Request from the most relaxing talk radio host ever? 54 “Licensed to ___” (Beastie Boys album) 56 Bailed out insurance giant 57 WWII hero Murphy 58 Designed for shooting gross globs? 63 “Whoa ___!” 64 Perot, formally 65 Collector’s item? 66 Sandwich shop purchases 67 “Grumpy Old Men” actor Davis 68 Like ___ of sunshine


1 Little giggle 2 Virus named for a Congolese river 3 You may take a powder with them

4 Put a stop to, as with a fight 5 Kal ___ (dog food brand) 6 Nonprofit’s URL suffix 7 “What a display!” 8 River through Nebraska 9 Site for vows 10 They did theme to “The Living Daylights” 11 “Masters of the Universe” character 12 Automotive pioneer Ransom 13 Parks of civil rights fame 18 “I don’t know where ___ without it” 19 Actress Song of “The Social Network” 24 First letter of the Arabic alphabet 25 Alma mater of Tony Shalhoub 26 “Good Will Hunting” actor ___ Skarsgard 27 Jealousy, the green-___ monster 30 Brad Paisley has won a lot of them: abbr. 31 “Critique of Pure Reason” philosopher 32 Suffix after canon or class 33 Kal Penn, born Kalpen ___ (hidden in COMMODITIES) 34 Scale a mountain without gear 38 Fashion designer Schiaparelli 39 Lambaste 40 Pulls out of a parking spot? 41 Island near Java 46 Harsh conditions 47 Baseball card factoid 49 Printed piece of art, for short 50 Late NFL star and “Police Academy” actor Smith 51 Firefighter Red ___ 52 British singer/actress Black 53 Rowland of Destiny’s Child 54 Some PCs 55 Poi party 59 Vegas airport code 60 “Help!” 61 Omega preceder 62 British verb suffix

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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 http://www.


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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.

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 http://www.ctcsavannah. com/

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: 912-4430410.

Fall Art Classes for Youth

Sign up for classes beginning Sept 12. Art on the Park studio near Daffin Park. Weekly classes focus in fine arts. Private classes also available ages 3-18. Instructor Torrey Kist has a professional educational background & Masters in Fine Arts. 6 to 8 week classes as well as portfolio development for middle & high school students offered year round. Email http://www.tskist. com/ Art on the Park Studio,

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. Preregistration is recommended. For info: www. or call 912-465-6686.

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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

Feldenkrais Method Classes

Tuesdays 10-11am beginning Aug 9. Improve physical development and body awareness through guided, gentle and subtle movements. Benefits include increased flexibility and endurance, pain reduction, improved athletic performance and promotion of general well-being. Certified Instructor. Coach Wayne Gymnastics, Savannah Mall, Upper level. $15/class. Contact Elaine Alexander, 912-223-7049.

Golf Cart Safety Class at Armstrong

Golf carts are involved in hundreds of accidents each year, resulting in personal injury and property damage. Learn specific guidelines that should be followed for safe operation of golf carts. Sat. Aug 27. 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Register in advance by contacting Theresa Davis at 912-344-3085 or Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. ,

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. 912232-5987

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: 912232-4232 x115 or

Learn Russian

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call 912-6593071 for more information.

Learn to Draw

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

Mindfulness Meditation Class

Instruction in mindfulness stress reduction meditation. Group practice with time for questions and comments. Wednesdays, 7:008:15pm. Yoga Co-op Savannah. 2424 Drayton St. $13/class (less with membership). www. 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

Music Lessons

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, piano, bass, voice, violin, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, brass, and woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Info: 912-692-8055 or smisavannah@gmail. com Savannah Musicians Institute, 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. ,

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

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Painted in oils or pastel by fine artist Karen Bradley. Call to commission. 912-507-7138

ReSource Center at Habitat ReStore

1900 East Victory Drive. New home ownership resource center for anyone wanting to learn more about home ownership, homeowners insurance issues, home safety and security matters, and proper preparation for hurricanes and other severe weather. Includes two internet-ready computers.

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

Offering a variety of business classes. Call 652-3582. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street , Savannah

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

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

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training

Sept. 26-30 in Savannah. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners respond at the request of local Law Enforcement agencies to perform exams on sexual assault victims. Training is 40 hours with a 40 hour preceptorship to follow. $200 (may be reimbursable). If you are an RN with 2 or more years of experience and want to volunteer your time, please call the Rape Crisis Center at 912-233-3000.

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(March 21–April 19) I predict that in the coming weeks, you will be able to extract an unexpected perk or benefit from one of your less glamorous responsibilities. I also predict that you will decide not to ram headfirst into an obstacle and try to batter it until it crumbles. Instead, you’ll dream up a roundabout approach that will turn out to be more effective at eliminating the obstacle. Finally, I predict that these departures from habit will show you precious secrets about how to escape more of your own negative conditioning in the future.


(April 20–May 20) “Dear Astrologer: My life is stagnant and slow. It suffers bone– deep from a lack of changes, good or bad or in between. Why has my karma been deprived of all motion? Why must I go on frozen in such eerie peace and quiet? I seek your help. Can you cast a spell for me so that I will be happily disrupted and agitated? Will you predict my sorry state of stillness to be ended soon? Arvind Agnimuka, Taurus from Darjeeling.” Dear Arvind: Funny you should ask. According to my analysis, members of the Taurus tribe are about to be roused out of their plodding rhythm by a bolt of cosmic mojo. Get ready to rumble –– and I mean that in the best sense of the word.


(May 21–June 20) I found this unusual classified ad in a small California newspaper. “Wanted: Someone to travel backwards in time with me. This is not a joke. You must be unafraid to see the person you used to be, and you’ve got to keep a wide–open mind about the past –– I mean more wide–open than you have ever been able to. I have made this trip twice before, and I don’t expect any danger, but there may be a bit of a mess. Please bring your own ‘cleaning implements,’ if you know what I mean.” As crazy as it sounds, Gemini, I’m thinking you’d be the right person for this gig. The astrological omens suggest you’ll be doing something similar to it anyway.


(June 21–July 22) Of your five senses, which is the most underdeveloped? If you’re a

typical Westerner, it’s your sense of smell. You just don’t use it with the same level of acuity and interest you have when you’re seeing, hearing, tasting, and touching. You may speak excitedly about an image you saw or song you heard or food you ate or massage you experienced –– what they were like, how they made you feel –– but you rarely do that with odors. You easily tolerate an ugly building or loud traffic noise or mediocre food or itchy fabric, and yet you feel a deep aversion to an unappealing smell. Having said that, I want you to know it’s an excellent time to upgrade your olfactory involvement with the world. You’d benefit greatly from the emotional enrichment that would come from cultivating a more conscious relationship with aromas.


(July 23–Aug. 22) “Enlightenment is simply this,” said the Zen master. “When I walk, I walk. When I eat, I eat. When I sleep, I sleep.” If that’s true, Leo, you now have an excellent chance to achieve at least temporary enlightenment. The universe is virtually conspiring to maneuver you into situations where you can be utterly united with whatever you are doing in the present moment. You’ll be less tempted than usual to let your mind wander away from the experience at hand, but will instead relish the opportunity to commit yourself completely to the scene that’s right in front of you.


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) In August 2009, 120 scientists and their helpers staged a BioBlitz in Yellowstone National Park. Their goal was to find as many new species as they could in one day. To their surprise and delight, they located more than 1,200, including beetles, worms, lichens, and fungi that had never before been identified. An equally fertile phase of discovery could very well be imminent for you, Virgo. All you have to do is make that your intention, then become super extra double– wildly receptive.


(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) “Two dangers threaten the universe: order and disorder,” said poet Paul Valery. I think that’s especially true for you right now, although the “danger” in question is psychological in nature, not physical, and it’s a relatively man-

ageable hazard that you shouldn’t stay up all night worrying about. Still, the looming challenge to your poise is something that requires you to activate your deeper intelligence. You really do need to figure out how to weave a middle way between the extremes of seeking too much order and allowing too much disorder. What would Goldilocks do?


(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) Readers of were asked to describe their lives in just six words. It would be a good time for you to try this exercise. You’ve reached a juncture in your unfolding destiny when you could benefit from a review that pithily sums up where you’ve been up until now, and where you’ve got to go next. To inspire your work, here are some of the most interesting from Reddit: 1. Early opportunities wasted, now attempting redemption. 2. Searching tirelessly for that one thing. 3. Living my dream requires modifying dream. 4. Must not turn into my mom. 5. Insane ambition meets debilitating self–doubt. 6. Do you want to have sex? 7. Slowly getting the hang of it. 8. These pretzels are making me thirsty.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

Go where the drama is, Sagittarius, but not where the melodrama is. Place yourself in the path of the most interesting power, but don’t get distracted by displays of power that are dehumanizing or narcissistic. You are in a phase of your astrological cycle when you have a mandate to intensify your excitement with life and increase your ability to be deeply engaged with what attracts you. I urge you to be as brave as you once were when you conquered a big fear and to be as curious as you were when you discovered a big secret about who you are. For extra credit, be highly demonstrative in your expression of what you care about.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

In his older years, after steadfastly cultivating his vices with the care of a connoisseur, the agnostic actor W. C. Fields was caught reading the Bible by an old friend. Questioned at this departure from his usual behavior, Fields said he was “looking for loopholes.” I suspect a comparable shift may be in the offing for you, Capricorn. In your case, you may be drawn

to a source you’ve perpetually ignored or dismissed, or suddenly interested in a subject you’ve long considered to be irrelevant. I say, good for you. It’s an excellent time to practice opening your mind in any number of ways.


(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) I watched a Youtube video that showed eight people competing in a weird marathon. They ran two miles, ate 12 doughnuts, then ran another two miles. I hope you don’t try anything remotely similar to that, Aquarius. If you’re in the mood for outlandish feats and exotic adventures (which I suspect you might be), I suggest you try something more life–enhancing, like making love for an hour, eating an organic gourmet feast, then making love for another hour. It’s a good time for you to be wild, maybe even extreme, about getting the healing you need.


(Feb. 19–March 20) In the out–of–print book *In Portugal,* A.F.G. Bell defines the Portuguese word *saudade* as follows: “a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness, but an indolent dreaming wistfulness.” In my astrological opinion, Pisces, it is imperative that you banish as much *saudade* from your system as you can. If you want, you can bring it back again later, but for now, you need to clarify and refine your desires for things that are actually possible. And that requires you to purge the delusional ones.

A class teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for those interested in improving their vocal range and breathing capacity. Bel Canto carries over well as a foundation technique for different styles including opera, pop, rock and cabaret. Henry St @ E Broad, Mon/Tues 6-9pm, 1 1/2 hour lesson $25. Call 786-247-9923, anitraoperadiva@,

Stand Up Paddleboarding

East Coast Paddleboarding offers paddleboard lessons, rentals, tours and sales, as well as a summer camp program for kids. It’s fun, a great way get out on the water and to stay fit. No experience necessary. Eastcoastpaddleboarding. com or 781-267-1810

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 http://www.

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 www.

Buccaneer Region SCCA

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

Coastal MINIs

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

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? Join like-minded people including artists, writers, teachers and historians for discussion, site exploration and creative collaboration. Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6pm at Gallery Espresso. Email, Kathleen Thomas: exploretherevolution@gmail. com for more info.

Garden City Lions Club

A new chapter of Lions Clubs International is forming in Garden City. Drop by Carey Hilliard’s Restaurant on Hwy 21, Garden City, at noon or 5 pm daily from August 28-31 for more info. Or call Don Pope at 91-.897-2335 for more information.

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

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

Honor Flight Savannah

A non-profit organization dedicated to sending our area World War II veterans to Washington DC to visit the new WWII Memorial. All expenses are paid by Honor Flight Savannah, which is not a government-supported program. They depend

Knitters, Needlepoint and Crochet

Every Wed. 5:00PM at My House Consignments & More, 206 W. Broughton St. No fees. Wanna learn? We love to show what we know. Many different levels get together in the store. Talk, knit, share have fun! Call 912-236-4111

Low Country Turners

This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Contact Steve Cook, 912-313-2230.

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

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

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

Old Time Radio Researcher’s Group

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

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

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

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Super King Buffet, 10201 Abercorn Street at 7:30 p.m. Call 308-2094, email kasak@ or visit Savannah

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

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,

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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 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 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

Seersucker Live’s Happy Hour for Writers

A no-agenda gathering of the Savannah area writing community, held on the first Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:30pm. Free and open to all writers, aspiring writers, and anyone interested in writing. 21+ with valid I.D. For location and details, visit

Son-shine Hour

Meets at the Savannah Mall at the Soft Play Mondays from 11-12 and Thursdays from 1011. 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 912-9253940 or email

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

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Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Free 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 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 9273356. Savannah

Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation

Meets the second Tuesday of every month (except October), 6:00 pm at Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner Street. Call 912-2323549 or email for more information. cs

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cars 910 1993 Cadillac Want to sell to a collector, runs good. $ 4000. Call 341-8122, C 604-0555

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.


Furnished, affordable room available includes utility, cable,refrigerator, central heat/air. $115-$140/weekly, no deposit.Call 912-844-3609 NEED A ROOM? STOP LOOKING! Great rooms available ranging from $115-$140/weekly. Includes refrigerators, cable w/HBO, central heat/air. No deposit. Call 912-398-7507. NO DEPOSIT; LIMITED TIME ONLY East &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 912-210-0181. 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. ROOMMATES WANTED West Savannah: Very Clean, newly remodeled w/central heat/air, stove,refrigerator,cable, washer/dryer, WiFi. On busline. Starting at $125/week. Call 912-272-6919


Fully furnished,washer & dryer, CH&A.No deposit w/monthly rates between $450-$550; Weekly rates $125-$150. For more info, 912-228-1242 ROOMS FOR RENT- Westside locations. Furnished with television, cable & utilities included. $100-$125 weekly. Call 912-844-7274


$50 Deposit Efficiencies $160/per week & up. Utilities included, Furnished, private bath. No Pets. Call 912-695-7889 or 912-342-3840

130 ALPINE DRIVE: Roommate Wanted. $500/mo., NO deposit or $150/week. Near Hunter AAF. Available Now. 912-272-8020 LOOKING for an Elderly Female Roommate. Trusting, nice and clean. $425/monthly, utilities included, $250/deposit. Call 912-441-6105 for an interview.

CADILLAC Seville, 1996- Excellent condition, well kept, 87,000 miles. Everything works, good motor & transmission. Asking $5,000. Call 912-667-1214 CHRYSLER 300, 2007- Fully loaded with low mileage, factory navigation system, sunroof. Asking $16,000. 912-695-5635


Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932. HONDA Rancher, 2006 Honda Rancher 4x4 AT/ Std, low hours like new comes with trailer $3850 OBO 912-303-7191 912-856-1930 WE PAY CASH for junk cars & trucks! Call 964-0515 SUVS 930 2002 CADILLAC Escalade $9,850.00. Clean truck, 131,000 miles, 22” wheels, new tires. View pictures: http://savannah. Call 912-844-3974 Boats & accessories 950 CHAPARRAL, 1972, 18Ft. Fiberglass 135HP Boat, trailer, motors. For parts only. 912-925-8044 Sunbird 15’ Center Console New 50 hp Merc Dep. Finder, cooler, 2 tanks all Acc Ready to put in the water. Great condition $ 5000 . 912-547-0116


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