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Park of Giving @ the Park of Seven Flags starting during Lights on for Tybee through 12-4-11. Donated items will be accepted for Mayors Motorcade, Milton Project, Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry, and Toys for Tots.

12-3-11: Tybee Island Christmas Parade @ 1:00pm – Bundle up….travel from the 14th Street lot to the YMCA. Following the parade, Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be available for wish sharing and photo opps with the children at the Tybee YMCA and fun family activities!

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Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade

What: Santa arrives via carriage. Over 40 parade units and 600 walkers. Starts west River Street and meanders through downtown via Bay, Abercorn, Broughton and Montgomery, ending at Ellis Square. When: Sat. Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: riverstreetsavannah.com

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An Early 19th Century Holiday at the Davenport House

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Wednesday What: View authentic 19th century holiday

season in Savannah at this historic house. Tours weekdays, Saturdays: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays: 1-4 p.m. When: Begins Nov. 30 Where: Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Cost: $8/gen., $5 ages 6 to 17 Info: www.davenporthousemuseum.org/

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What: Creatively-decorated holiday trees on display. Trees auctioned to benefit Greenbriar Children’s Center. When: Begins Nov. 30 Where: Westin Savannah Harbor

Film: Alphaville (1965, France)

What: Director Jean-Luc Godard’s 81st Birthday Tribute. This hypnotic cult classic mixes sci-fi, mystery, film noir and absurdist comedy. When: Wed. Nov. 30, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean Coffeehouse, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $6 cash only Info: SentientBean.com/

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Thursday Music: Third Day in Concert

What: Multi-platinum Christian rock band. When: Thu. Dec. 1 Where: Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 W.

Oglethorpe Ave.

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Savannah Kennel Club Dog Show, Obedience & Rally Trials What: Savannah and Beaufort Kennel

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Clubs host an American Kennel Club dog event. Starts 8:30am daily. When: Thu. Dec. 1 Where: Coastal Empire Fairgrounds, 4801 Meding Street Cost: Free admission, parking $5 Info: 912-508-4585 .

Friday

What: Age 4 and under: art activities, cookie decorating, visit with Santa, and storytime aboard Holiday Train. Age 5 and up: suppertime, hot chocolate and cookies, visit with Santa, then screening of The Polar Express. Tree lighting Friday. When: Fri. Dec. 2, Sat. Dec. 3 Where: Georgia State Railroad Museum (The Roundhouse), 601 W. Harris St., Cost: $5 - $15 prepayment required Info: 912-651-6823 x3. chsgeorgia.org

Wright Square Merchants’ Holiday Open House

What: Ninth annual evening shopping stroll in historic Savannah features refreshments, live entertainment. When: Fri. Dec. 2, 5-9 p.m. Where: Wright Square, Bull and York Cost: Free

Lights on for Tybee

What: Kickoff celebration for the holidays with lighting of Tybee Christmas Tree. When: Fri. Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m. Where: Tybrisa Strand Roundabout, Tybee Island Cost: Free and open to the public

First Friday Fireworks on the River

What: Monthly fireworks show kicks off River Street’s holiday festivities. When: Fri. Dec. 2, 9:30 p.m. Where: Rousakis Plaza on River Street, Downtown Savannah Cost: Free and open to the public

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Saturday Dance: The Nutcracker Ballet

What: Presented by Savannah’s Children’s Ballet Theatre. Performances at 3 pm and 6:30pm. When: Sat. Dec. 3 Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah Cost: $15-$30 Info: 843-816-2516.

Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run

What: Race across the Talmadge Bridge or cheer on your friends. Races are: 5k, 10k, Double Pump, Kids 1/4 mile and the Team Challenge. Race times: 8 a.m., 8:15 a.m. and 9 a.m. When: Sat. Dec. 3 Info: www.savannahriverbridgerun.com/

Christmas on the River

What: Seasonal music, performances, dancing and holiday-inspired food items. Shops are decked out for the season. The tall ship Peacemaker is docked near the Barnard Street Ramp. When: Sat. Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Where: Rousakis Riverfront Plaza Cost: Free and open to the public.

Forsyth Farmers Market

What: Newly extended market dates! Saturday produce and fresh food market now open weekly through Dec. 17. When: Sat. Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South End of Forsyth Park Cost: Free and open to the public Info: forsythfarmersmarket.org/

Lunch & Lecture: Ardsley Park

What: Architectural historian Christian Sottile reveals little-known facts about this midtown neighborhood. Lunch and lecture precede the Sixth Annual Ardsley Park Holiday Tour of Homes. When: Sat. Dec. 3, 12:30-2 p.m. Where: First Christian Church, 711 E. Victory Dr., Savannah Cost: $15 for lecture and lunch Info: www.seniorcitizens-inc.org/

Dunham Farms Holiday Festival of Lights & Music

What: Festive holiday food, music and events --hay wagon rides, face painting and crafts for the kids, a candlelight lute concert, jazz by Ben Tucker and Kim Polote, wine, caroling and a visit from Santa! Additional charge for wagon rides. When: Sat. Dec. 3, 2-9 p.m. Where: Dunham Farms, 5836 Islands Hwy., Midway GA Cost: $10/adults, $6 age 5-17, FREE under 5. Info: www.dunhamfarms.com/


What: Children will help decorate the fort for the holidays and make a Christmas ornament (that you can take home). String popcorn and cranberries to make garland and use the Civil War Soldier’s crackers known as “hard tack” to make ornaments. Reservations requested. When: Sat. Dec. 3, 2-4 p.m. Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80 Cost: $5 park entrance fee. Free for 15 and under. Info: 912-786-5787. www.nps.gov/ fopu.

Sixth Annual Ardsley Park Holiday Tour of Homes

What: Experience stylish living during

the self-guided tour. Benefits The Learning Center of Senior Citizens. When: Sat. Dec. 3, 2-5 p.m. Where: Senior Citizens, Inc. , 3025 Bull Street, Savannah Cost: $35 Info: www.seniorcitizens-inc.org/

Armstrong’s Wind Ensemble What: Local university’s wind

ensemble in performance with the annual Winterfest Invitational High School Honor Band.

When: Sat. Dec. 3, 7 p.m. Where: Armstrong Fine Arts Audito-

rium, 11935 Abercorn St.

Cost: Free and open to the public

Music: R. Kelly in Concert

What: Rescheduled from earlier this year. Marsha Ambrosius opens. When: Sat. Dec. 3, 8 p.m. Where: MLK Arena at Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Cost: $53.50-$95.00 Info: savannahcivic.com/

Music: Ruth Moody Band

What: Founding member of BillCanadian roots/folk trio The Wailin’ Jenny’s, and writer of their hit “One Voice,” fronting her own band. When: Sat. Dec. 3, 8 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn Cost: $20-$50 Info: www.lucastheatre.com/

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Sunday Film: The Last Rites of Joe May (2011, USA)

What: Psychotronic Film Society continues its Movies Savannah Missed series with one of the year’s most

critically acclaimed indie dramas. Screenings at 2 pm, 5 pm and 8 pm. When: Sun. Dec. 4 Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $8 Info: musesavannah.org/

Holiday Gospel Brunch featuring the Savannah Children’s Choir

What: Jepson’s regular gospel concert and brunch with a seasonal flair. Reservations required for brunch. When: Sun. Dec. 4 Where: Jepson Ctr, 207 W. York St., Cost: Concert is free. Brunch prices vary. Info: www.Telfair.org/

Observing the 70th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attacks

What: Patriotic readings and music; tributes to Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans. Keynote speaker is the USS Normandy’s Commanding Officer, Capt. Joe Creed. Color guard, 21-gun salute, two-bell ceremony, and wreath presentation. WWII veterans and Pearl Harbor survivors will be present. Sponsored by the Navy League and Fleet Reserve Association. When: Sun. Dec. 4, 2 p.m. Where: Mighty Eighth Air Force Mu-

seum, 175 Bourne Ave, Pooler Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: www.savannah.navyleague.us/

Hospice Tree of Lights Ceremony

What: Featuring a performance by the Savannah Children’s Choir/Senior Choir. The 20th annual candlelightong and memorial gathering for the memory of loved ones. Features the world premiere of Eric Jones’ arrangement of The Aviator’s Poem, “High Flight.” The event takes place in the band shell in Forsyth Park, Sunday, December 4, at 5 p.m. When: Sun. Dec. 4, 5 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Bandshell Cost: Free and open to the public Info: hospicesavannah.org/

Film: The Skin I Live In (Spain, 2011)

What: CineSavannah presents Pedro Almodovar’s Cannes Film Festival hit film starring Antonio Banderas. In Spanish with English subtitles. 117 minutes. When: Sun. Dec. 4, 7 p.m. Where: Victory Square Theaters, 1901 E. Victory Dr., Cost: $8, cash only Info: www.reelsavannah.org/

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As a handful of you may know, there is a mayoral and alderman–at–large runoff election this Tuesday, Dec. 6. Given that the general election Nov. 8 only garnered a thirty percent turnout of eligible voters — a group which itself is a subset of about half the total population of Chatham County — I suspect turnout for the runoff will range from embarrassingly low to catastrophically abysmal. Nonetheless, despite the almost certain debilitating citywide apathy, it’s an important event and deserves some attention here. I’ve always resisted making formal endorsements at this newspaper for three main reasons: 1) We believe our readers can and should come to their own independent conclusions. 2) Newspaper endorsements rarely sway voters; in fact sometimes they have an opposite effect. 3) Newspaper endorsements generally make newspaper people look either like self–important fools or spineless brown– nosers. (A good example of the former is the Savannah Morning News punting and refusing to make a mayoral endorsement when there were six candidates to choose from and their readers could actually have used a little guidance. A good example of the latter is the Savannah Morning News’ subsequent endorsement of frontrunner Edna Jackson this past weekend.) That said, there’s a place for good oldfashioned analysis, and here’s my take on what’s going on. Your choice for mayor boils down to two: Edna Jackson is a former Savannah State administrator who has served three terms on City Council and has the support of outgoing mayor Otis Johnson and the vast bulk of the usual local establishment characters, from the NAACP to the Chamber of Commerce to the Savannah Morning News. Jeff Felser is an attorney who has served two terms on City Council. He is running an energetic underdog campaign focusing

on younger voters and those disenchanted with the Johnson/Jackson axis of power. I haven’t agreed with everything he’s said and done, but generally I’ve found Felser to be quite well–informed and a careful student of most issues. While Jackson is the obvious heir apparent to Otis Johnson’s legacy of nominally progressive social activism, her methodology thankfully seems less confrontational. I must say I haven’t found Jackson to be as well–informed on particular issues as she could and should be. But I do believe she is a classy Southern lady of the old school and a genuinely nice person — as opposed to someone who is good at pretending to be nice when it suits them. The choice is yours, but in all candor your chance to choose real change came and went a month ago. For example, both Jackson and Felser support harbor deepening and the proposed new T–SPLOST tax 100 percent. (For those keeping count, another penny tax here would mean just under ten cents on the dollar, a sales tax burden higher than New York City. We’ll have a lot more on the T–SPLOST issue in coming months.) And they both have been front–and– center in some form or fashion to most every questionable thing this City Council has done over the past eight years. But as I said to both candidates when I moderated a recent transportation issues debate between the two — sponsored by the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, the League of Women Voters, and the Savannah Green Building Council — it’s a testament to the skill, tenacity, and overall appeal of Felser and Jackson that they made it to the runoff. The winner will continue to be tested, as the crowded initial field and incredibly low election turnout hardly points to anything resembling a real mandate.

The alderman–at–large runoff the same day is between Tom Bordeaux and Clinton Young. Bordeaux is well–known to many from his nearly 20-year tenure in the Georgia legislature, where the Democrat made waves as a supporter of consumer rights in one of the most consumer–unfriendly states in the union. Bordeaux is in fact so well–known that many local Republicans are going out of their way this election season to remind voters of their utter and apparently unquenchable personal hatred of him. This is ironic given that it was during Bordeaux’s tenure that Republicans such as Savannah’s Eric Johnson ruthlessly annihilated all traces of Democratic dominance in the Georgia legislature, rendering Bordeaux, for all his supposed evil-genius villainy, completely irrelevant in state politics. (Google “Eric Johnson” + “legislative hawks” to learn more.) Any middling sophomore psychology student could quickly see that Republicans’ continued demonization of the vanquished Bordeaux probably constitutes what’s known in the field as “projection.” But I digress. I confess I know very little about Bordeaux’s opponent Clinton Young other than the fact that he seems to be well–regarded and personally well–liked. Not much analysis there, eh? Sorry, there were a lot of candidates this year! Whoever wins will help run a Savannah facing serious questions of fiscal management, both long–term and short–term. These challenges include potentially disastrous pension fund shortfalls, meeting the cost of moving the surfacewater intake after harbor deepening fouls yet another portion of the Savannah River watershed, a state unemployment rate consistently above the national average, and of course what to do with Savannah River Landing, considering we’re still paying for it and all. Here’s hoping that voter apathy doesn’t make our future any more difficult than it already is likely to be. cs


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Not another shaggy dog story JUST SO THERE ARE no unnecessary tears, I’m going to tell you straight up that this tale does not end with a dead dog. It started out on a busy stretch of Victory Drive on a foggy morning last week. I was driving to work, tea in hand, listening to GPB’s Orlando Montoya read the weather forecast in that soothing tone of his that encourages serenity, even if a hurricane is approaching. All was bliss until I spotted something in the turnspot in between the median. In the splinter of a second that it took to whoosh by, I could see it was not a pile of Spanish moss with feet but a dog, wearing a frayed purple collar and enjoying the remains of a fast food container mashed into the asphalt, oblivious to the four lanes of giant metal things hurtling past. In the next tiny crumb of time, I managed to circumnavigate the moral dilemma: Should I stop? I should stop. But I’m late! Someone else will stop. Face it, lady, today, you are the someone. But what if it has fleas? Shut up and try to save the damn dog! So I pulled my minivan into the median, punched the hazard light button and reached back to gently open the sliding door with a plan to lure it in with the rest of my bagel. Instead, it looked up at me with frightened eyes and ran right into oncoming traffic. I couldn’t look. I heard the brakes screech and a sickening thud, followed by yelping. I sat frozen.

Not even Orlando Montoya was going to make this better. When I finally peeled myself off the steering wheel, I was relieved not to see a mangled pile of fur in the road. A gold Honda had pulled over, and a woman in a suit jumped out. “I saw it run through this yard,” she called to me as I gave a small wave to the two worried–looking girls peering out from the backseat. The front bumper of her car hung down, cracked. Shaken, she introduced herself as Shonese Clark, on her way to work as the admissions coordinator for Hospice Savannah. “Everything happened so fast, I’m just so sorry,” she said, wringing her hands. I told her I felt responsible for startling the dog into her bumper, and together we poked around the azalea bushes, neither of us sure if we should call 911 or Animal Control or stand in the street and cry. We were close to doing all three when we were joined by a couple of employees from the nearby Savannah Mission Bible Training Center who had already called police and told us they’d seen the dog roaming the neighborhood for months. The owners had never made much of an effort to contain the dog even after receiving polite requests to keep their canine out of other people’s flowerbeds. “I’m sorry to say that it was only a matter of time before it got hit,” lamented Justin Sellers, one of the

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center’s directors, his chin jutting towards the wall of westbound traffic. He and his colleagues had called Animal Control several times before about the house. “I’m an animal lover,” he said. “It’s hard not be judgmental.” He pointed out the carriage house on the lane where the dog lived. Shonese and I began to walk over, heavy–footed, when the community service specialist drove up. The officer assured us that Shonese was in no way liable for hitting the dog. In fact, the dog’s owners could be held responsible for the damage. Shonese attested that she didn’t give a fig about the car, she just wanted to know that the dog wasn’t suffering. But it was getting late. After one more pass along the fence line, she relented that she had to get her kids to school. Not 10 seconds after she left, a green sedan pulled up to the maybe– dead dog’s house. The officer and I went back over to bear the bad news, only to be told by a tired–looking man that the brown dog definitely belonged to the people who lived in the main house. We walked up to a cluttered porch with a broken door. The woman in pajamas who came out was not friendly. “Morning, ma’am, I just wanted to let you know your dog was hit—” “What do you need with my dog?” “No, no, I’m trying to tell your dog was in the road—”

“And I am telling you, my dog is in the backyard.” She put her hands on her hips menacingly. This was not going well. The officer commanded quietly that since we were all here, the woman could just show us her dog so we might all get on with our day. You’ve never seen such a sneer; I think I actually ducked. We walked around the side and she opened the flimsy side gate. After some nudging with a slippered foot, out crept the brown dog with the stringy purple collar, with those same frightened eyes. It had a quarter–sized scrape above its eye, but it was alive. The scary woman was triumphant, then confused when it dawned on her that the dog had indeed escaped, been hit and returned. But not contrite. I was relieved my attempted random act of kindness had not ended in roadkill. But I was deeply disturbed by the woman’s indifference for the welfare of her dog and her neighbors. In my own fight with apathy, I had encountered an even more insidious, glazed–eye dispassion, the kind that makes it seem like the world might unravel into a barbarous hell any minute. Whether it’s the Penn State cover–up, the defrauding of retirement accounts, the polluting of the Ogeechee River or the sad life of that sorry pooch, it’s more evident than ever that all evil needs to flourish is

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for good people to do nothing. The woman’s jeers that I ought to mind my own business about her dog only laid out the truth clearly: Making it our business to care about each other’s pets, kids, elderly neighbors and each other is the basis of a civil society. I called Shonese at work to tell her she had not in fact killed a dog, which made her very happy. The officer departed, promising the owner a visit from Animal Control very soon. I drove off, for the moment consoled that for every jerk I meet like the undead dog’s owner, there are at least a few Shoneses and Justins who care deeply about what happens to the beings around them, who will speak up, call the police when they see abuse of a pet or a child. So perhaps the scales keep tipping to the positive. Then again, maybe if I had minded my own business and not stopped at all, the dog never would have been hit in the first place. Life is forever flummoxing. CS

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Making a place for everyone ULSTER COUNTY, NY — The historical marker at the intersection of Bruynswick and Hoagerburgh roads informs passers–by that Gertruyd Bruyn’s 1682 purchase of the land “from the Indians contains the earliest use of the name Sawankonck (Shawangunk).” Not that anyone slows down to read the blue and yellow iron marker. Traffic at this rural crossroads about 90 minutes north of New York City is surprisingly heavy. And astoundingly fast. There are still working farms in the area, but most folks who live here in the shadow of the Shawangunk Ridge don’t use the roads to bring crops to market. Instead, they use them to bring home groceries from the Hannaford Supermarket in Pine Bush, eight miles away. Or to commute to jobs in Newburgh, Middletown or Poughkeepsie. In this way, people who live on Bruynswick Road have much in common with people who live in Brunswick, Georgia and innumerable places in between: Everyone here is completely dependent on cars for every single trip they make, every single day of their lives. If you wait near the historical marker long enough, you may eventually see a serious road cyclist ride by. Hills, blind curves and narrow or nonexistent shoulders likely discourage more causal riders and pedestrians. The situation is different in the nearby college town of New Paltz. The

2010 census counted 6,818 people living here, although this number clearly didn’t include the 7,885 students who matriculate at the State University of New York campus. Still, the community is served by three bicycle shops. Three. Even if we consider the census population and student population as mutually exclusive — which they most certainly are not — in order for Savannah to match New Paltz’s bike shop–to–resident ratio, we’d need somewhere around 28 bicycle shops. Farther south in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood, bicycle use has positively exploded in the last five years, as it has in much of New York City. The evidence of this recent bike boom is inescapable, from bicycles in motion to bicycles at rest locked all over the place. My sister–in–law moved there in 2006 and remembers “mostly restaurant delivery guys riding bikes. “Now it’s everyone,” she says. The word “everyone” is key. Riding a bike in Park Slope has, in a short time, gone from something for men with bags of takeout food dangling from their handlebars to something for parents with children tucked into bakfiets (Dutch cargo bikes) and everyone in between. Savannah, more than most cities in the United States, has the potential to be a place where cycling is for everyone. Thanks to Gen. James Oglethorpe and later city planners, who replicated his grid pattern outside of

the Historic District, Savannah has great bicycling bones. In other parts of the city, it will take imagination and determination to make car–centric streets comfortable and safe, but this is by no means impossible. Yet the key to making a place accommodating to cyclists has as much to do with social engineering as traffic engineering. In his book One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility, Zack Furness describes the forces that have suppressed bicycle use and advanced the perception of bicycling as “undesirable, dangerous and/or childish,” with the end result being that it seems “natural for most adults to never consider the idea of riding a bicycle in the first place.” To make Savannah a place where cycling truly is for everyone, the script must be flipped. We must not only consider using bicycles in the first place, but also consider using bicycles for most anything and particularly in ways that challenge popular notions about what people can and cannot do on bikes. That means arriving by bicycle at all sorts of places and in all sorts of situations — grocery stores, social occasions, Sand Gnats games, church — anywhere where bicycles might not be expected. It means being ready when someone asks in disbelief, “Wait, you rode a bicycle here?” “Yes I did,” you should answer with a smile as you smooth out your helmet hair. “And you can, too. Bicycles are for everyone.” CS

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Hopefully lucky in love A man broke into the residence of a 101–year–old man and took his wallet. It was the second time in three months that Edward Vaughn of the 800 block of East 36th Street has lost his wallet in a theft.

Police were called to his house for a burglary at 2:42 a.m. and found the rear door unlocked. Vaughn told officers that someone entered his bedroom while he was sleeping and demanded money. The intruder took his wallet and left. Vaughn wasn’t injured. On Aug. 7, Vaughn left a bus returning him from Bethel A.M.E. Church just before 2 p.m. and a black man about 5–7 in his early 20s with a light complexion followed him onto the porch of his house. The younger man grabbed Vaughn and threw him to the ground, took

his wallet containing $61 and his identification cards. Vaughn received minor abrasions to his face and left hand in that robbery and complained of pain to the right side of his body. He was treated at the scene by Emergency Medical Services but declined transport to a hospital until he had talked with police. He was driven to a hospital by a family member. • Police are investigating the death of Anna Runelle Smart of Garden City. Her body was found floating in the Savannah River Saturday. The autopsy revealed no injuries or foul play but Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are awaiting results of the drug and alcohol tests before announcing cause of death. She was found in the water near Knoxbrook Creek by two fishermen. They stood by until a Coast Guard boat was able to locate the body and take it to the Houlihan boat ramp.

• Two Savannah men have been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of a cab driver. Jeremy Smith, 20, of the first block of West 61st Street, and Jamere Drake, 18, of the 2000 block of Reynolds Street, were charged in the shooting death of Yellow Cab driver James Woods. Woods, 65, was found in his cab which had crashed into a chain link fence at Randolph and Wilder streets at 12:08 a.m., just moments after he was shot to death. The investigation by the Savannah– Chatham Metropolitan Police Homicide Division showed he had picked up a fare in downtown Savannah and was shot in a robbery a block away from the crash scene.

• Two Savannah men were arrested after a shootout in East Savannah left two vehicles with bullet holes. Demetrius Young, 19, of the 2300 block of Hawaii Avenue has been charged with aggravated assault and Devante Green, 17, of the 1000 block of Wolf Street has been charged with obstruction by hindering after the Friday afternoon shooting. Neighbors called to report that several men were shooting at each other in the 2000 block of Mississippi Avenue. Police tracked Young to a nearby barber shop where he was arrested. They found the weapon he used in the shooting in a bathroom and determined that Green had hidden it there in an attempt to protect Young. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020

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news of the weird Lead Story Was Moammar Gadhafi the last of the “buffoon dictators,” asked BBC News in October. His legend was earned not merely with his nowfamous, dirty-old-man scrapbook of Condoleezza Rice photos. Wrote a BBC reporter, “One day (Gadhafi) was a Motown (backup) vocalist with wetlook permed hair and tight pants. The next, a white-suited comic-operetta Latin American admiral, dripping with braid.” Nonetheless, Gadhafi had competition, according to an October report in the journal Foreign Policy. For example, the son of Equatorial Guinea’s dictator owns, among other eccentric luxuries, a $1.4 million collection of Michael Jackson memorabilia. North Korea’s Kim Jong Il owns videos of almost every game Michael Jordan ever played for the Chicago Bulls.

Leading Economic Indicators • In March, William Ernst, 57, owner of the QC Mart chain of Iowa convenience stores, excitedly announced a company-wide employee contest with a prize of $10 for guessing the next worker that Ernst will fire for breaking rules. “Once we fire the person, we will open all the envelopes (containing the entries), award the prize, and start the contest again.” Ernst added, “And no fair picking Mike Miller from (the Rockingham Road store). He was fired at around 11:30 a.m. today for wearing a hat and talking on his cellphone. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!” (After firing

a cashier who had complained about workers found inventories of condoms Ernst’s attitude, he challenged the with the necks tied. woman’s unemployment-compensation Our Animal Overlords claim, but in October, a judge ruled in her favor.) • An Oxford University researcher • Even in a flagging economy, Chrisreported in August on the African tie’s auction house in New York City crested rat, which is so ingenious that was able to attract a record sales price it slathers poison, from chewing the for a photograph. In November, a 1999 A. schimperi plant, onto an absorbent photo by German artist Andreas Gurstrip of fur on its back as protection sky, of a scenic view of the Rhine River, against predators many times larger. sold for $4.3 million. (It is possible, The researcher observed firstof course, that buying the actual hand a dog quivering in fear waterfront property that Gursky after just one failed mouthphotographed from - to enjoy the ful of a crested rat’s fur in Mayoral election on same view every day - would have his laboratory. The noxious Tues. Dec 6th been less expensive.) goo is also used by African • Unfortunately, Manulife tribesmen on their hunting Financial Corp. is a Canadian arrows. firm, and thus it had a very bad • Researching the Ittyyear. If exactly the same company Bitty: In October, Popular had been magically relocated to Science dubbed researcher anywhere in the United States, it Gaby Maimon of Rockefeller would have had an outstanding University as one of its “Brilliant year. Under Canada’s hard-nosed 10” for 2011 for his monitoring accounting rules, Manulife was of neurons in the brains of forced to post a loss last year of fruit flies. Maimon first had $1.28 billion. However, under the to immobilize the flies’ brains in saline more feel-good U.S. accounting rules, and outfit their tiny neurons with even according to the company, it would tinier electrodes - so that he could track have shown a profit of $2.2 billion and which neurons were firing as the flies been flush with $16 billion more in flapped their wings and carried out shareholder value. other activities (work that he believes • Following October arrests by Nigecan be useful in treating human autism ria’s Abuja Environmental Protection and attention-deficit disorder). Board, authorities learned that local • Oh, Dear! (1) An October Associprostitutes earned premium fees by ated Press dispatch from New Orleans selling their customers’ semen to “juju warned that “Caribbean crazy ants” priests,” who use it as “medicines” in are invading five Southern states by rituals. Police who rounded up the sex the millions, and because their death

triggers distress signals to their pals for revenge attacks, up to 10 times as many might replace any population wiped out. Said a Texas exterminator, of a pesticide he once tried, “In 30 days I had 2 inches of dead ants covering (an) entire half-acre,” and still the ants kept coming, crawling across the carcasses. Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi are currently the most vulnerable. (2) Biologists found a shark fetus with one centered eye inside a pregnant dusky shark off the coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico, in October. A marine sciences lab in nearby La Paz confirmed that the unborn baby, which filled up a researcher’s hand, had the extremely rare congenital “cyclopia.”

Cutting-Edge Science Japan’s Showa University School of Dentistry has for several years been training future practitioners using life-sized synthetic patients from Orient Industry, based on the company’s “sex dolls,” and recently upgraded to the fancier silicone dolls with humanfeel skin that can cost as much as the equivalent of $9,000 when sold to perverts who custom-order young women for companionship. According to a July CNN report, advanced robotics added to the Showa version allow the doll to utter typical patient phrases, to sneeze, and (when trainees mishandle tools) to gag. CS By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


Know what I think about your answer [to the question of whether there’s a God]? I think the subtext suggests we have a case of Antony Flew-ism here. [The late philosopher was a longtime atheist who embraced deism late in life.] You’re of the age when one starts hanging one’s hopes on there being a god after all, and just don’t give as much a damn about the rational truth as you once did. Now, I don’t pretend to know what your position on the god question used to be, or even is now. But you’re at least in your 60s, and given how ruthlessly factual and rational you have always been in answering other weighty matters, and how mushy and indulgent towards theism you were on this question, I detect something of a soft spot, a chink in the armor, probably related to a desire for there to be Something Beyond. — Cyningablod Cyninga, you surprise me. The proper reaction, on encountering some seemingly uncharacteristic example of Straight Dope logic, is not to conclude that Cecil has gone soft. Rather, it’s to humbly ask: What subtle gambit is the Master up to that I’ve unfortunately failed to grasp? Let’s consider the argument presented in our previous outing: 1. The medieval theologian Thomas Aquinas reasoned that the universe must have a First Cause, to which he assigned the name God. 2. Modern physicists in their way are likewise in search of a First Cause. 3. If the physicists succeed, one taking the Thomistic view of things might reasonably call that First Cause God. The callow intellect might erroneously deduce from the above that the God so construed is the benevolent deity of Western religious tradition who invites us to join him in paradise. However, on further study, or actually if you were paying any fricking attention at all, you would notice that your columnist has described the posited entity as “an impersonal, abstract, and frankly mechanistic God.” What solace I or any other doddering creature might

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THE ACCOMPLICES At 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. A confluence of styles and influences, this relatively new Savannah band’s debut CD Canned Beans is all over the map, musically. Some of the tunes are better than others – hey, you could say that about anybody’s record – but the good ones are strong enough to lodge in your ear and hold on fast, and the biggest Q–Tip in the world couldn’t get them out again. With singer, songwriter and acoustic guitarist Matt Eckstine front and center, the songs range from Dylanesque talking blues to terse, Eagles–like rockers and odes to

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At 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, with Art of Dying Wild Wing Café, 27 Barnard St. This Vegas–based hard rock quintet, signed to Virgin Records, hit big in 2009 with “Invincible,” a song many heard in TV commercials for CSI Miami, and as the theme song for World Wrestling Entertainment’s Superstars series. And Saw 3D featured one of their tunes, if anyone was able to sit through it. The group’s second album, Home School Valedictorian, was released in June, after which they toured as the opening act for Guns ‘N Roses. Adelitas Way was named for a Mexican bar–slash–brothel. Despite these signs of some success, the guys live together in a communal home, and they travel the country packed into a van. “I tend to be a reasonable, practical person, and the number one thing I want to do is make sure the band can live,” says singer and songwriter Rick DeJesus. “There was a point where I feel we could have gotten into a bus, but financially, I wanted to make sure we’re always smart with our money. We don’t tour the country just to tell people ‘I’m in a fancy bus.’ We pull our van and trailer we drag with all our gear up to the venues and bust out the barbecue and the lawn chairs and hang out and just enjoy ourselves.” See adelitaswaymusic.net CS

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Wailin’ Ruth Moody

One-third of Canada’s top folk group tests the waters — for a while — as a solo artist

by Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

The Wailin’ Jennys are sort of a Canadian folk music version of Crosby, Stills & Nash — each member of the harmonizing trio had an illustrious career before coming together, and each, despite the group’s tremendous success, maintains a healthy schedule of solo writing, recording and performing. Ruth Moody, born in Australia but raised from a very young age in Winnipeg, Manitoba, co–founded the Wailin’ Jennys in 2002 with Nicky Mehta and Cara Luft, who departed the band two years later. Since 2007, the third chair has been filled by Heather Masse, whose other project is a jazz/Americana band called Heather & the Barbarians. Through more than a dozen appearances on A Prairie Home Companion, two albums that reached the upper regions of Billboard’s bluegrass chart (Firecracker and Bright Morning Stars), several Juno awards and near–constant touring, the Jennys have become one of Canada’s most dependable musical exports.

A former member of the Celtic/ roots band Scruj MacDuhk, Moody is the group’s soprano, and she plays guitar, piano, banjo, ukulele and accordion on 2010’s The Garden, her first solo album, which – unlike the Jennys’ recordings, which are all about harmony – puts the spotlight squarely on her heart–on–sleeve songwriting and exquisite voice. With some of Canada’s finest bluegrass and folk musicians, she’s formed the Ruth Moody Band, and their current tour brings them to the Lucas Theatre Saturday, Dec. 3. The very next day, the annual Canadian Folk Music Awards will be handed out in Toronto. Moody and The Garden have three nominations,

Ruth Moody: Oh no, no, of course not. The Jennys are off the road for a year so that Nicky can be a mom, finally. We’ve been on the road with twins for two years, and she always said that when the twins turned 2, we would take a bit of a break so that she could actually, you know .... Because the older they get, the harder it is to tour with them. They’re running around. So that’s what she’s focusing on right now, and Heather and I are focusing on our own stuff for a little while. And in a year – or maybe a year and a half, depending on when we actually want to record again – we’ll be back on the road. Was there a thought before that, “I think I want to try something by myself ”? Ruth Moody: The thing about this band is that we’ve always been three singer/songwriters. We’ve always been three artists that have done different things. It wasn’t like we weren’t doing things before the Jennys happened. We’ve always wanted to honor our individual careers as well. I’ve been making music with all sorts of different people since I was a teenager, so it just kind of happened. And it seemed like it was the right time because we had a whole year off. I literally hadn’t had any time to record anything solo since I put out my EP in 2002, because the Jennys were so busy. If I’d had the time I would have, because I love recording and I love writing. Did you think that it might just be nice to have an outlet for the stuff you were writing that might not have worked for


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Will the experience of working with your own band affect what the Jennys do once you reconvene? Do you always bring a little piece of your experiences there? Ruth Moody: I think we all do. When we took a break the first time, we all came back refreshed and really excited. We spent this week together in May 2009 where we arranged all the material for Bright Morning Stars, and it was so exciting to have taken a bit of a break and come back together with all these fresh ideas and new energy. Obviously, when something has momentum you have to go with it and give it all you’ve got. But at the same time, the more balance you have in life, the more you can bring to those things. Because if you tour a project 10 months a year, you’re gonna run out of scope for writing and arranging. We’ve always found

Are you enjoying flexing your muscles as a solo, or are you just sort of biding your time until the group gets back together? Ruth Moody: I definitely would love to make a new record soon. It’s something that I’m starting to think about as I’m booking shows for next year. Because I’m realizing that you have to plan these things. I’m touring the U.K. in January and February, so at this point I won’t be able to record until the spring. But I probably have enough for a new record now, and I have some ideas for writing as well. But of course sometimes things don’t go as planned. I’m not sure when it’s gonna happen. I’ve been touring and playing showcases now, nonstop, since September, so I haven’t really had a break. And I’m starting to feel like OK, this touring is fun, and I love performing, but I’m kind of missing just having the time to just “be” and experience life, and write. Next year I’m going to make that a priority so that I can keep those creative juices flowing. CS The Ruth Moody Band Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. When: At 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 Tickets: $20–$50 (a limited number of $10 tickets available with SCAD ID) Phone: (912) 525–5050 Online: savannahboxoffice.com Artist’s website: ruthmoody.com

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Ruth Moody: Possibly. I’ve definitely written songs where I’ve though hmm, where does this belong? Maybe I’ll have to put it aside and wait until I see what its home is. And I think my stuff that I do on my own is slightly more ... intimate, maybe, and slightly more reflective or introspective. Because of the full–on vocals and the harmonies, the Jennys is a bigger statement – there are a lot of celebratory songs. It’s just a bit more extroverted in a way, I guess. I don’t know if that makes sense. I guess there was some thought put into it, but it happened very naturally. It was right at the time when Nicky wanted to take a year off. I felt like I was ready to explore that, so it worked out really well.

that after a break we’re so charged up and excited to sing together. And after we’ve been touring for six months, we always feel like we need a break so that we can write songs and remember what else life is about.

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Mark Johnson is a pioneer among contemporary American banjo players. Unlike his buddy Bela Fleck, whose music came to incorporate diverse elements of jazz, classical and world music, Johnson has always stayed within shouting distance of traditional bluegrass – but there’s an elegant melodicism to his playing, and turns of phrase, rhythm and feeling that invoke the spirit of folk, country and old–time string band music. Acoustic Rising, his 2006 recording with multi–instrumentalist Emory Lester, was nominated for Instrumental Album of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Johnson and Lester perform a “hot–pickin’ duo show” (Johnson’s words) Saturday, Dec. 3 at Randy Wood Guitars in Bloomingdale. The 56–year–old musician plays clawhammer banjo, which differs from the standard “Scruggs–style” finger–picking technique in the way the movement of thumb, fingers and wrist are combined in rhythmic patterns. Johnson calls his music “Clawgrass.” Said acoustic music legend Herb Pedersen: “He has brought to the world of bluegrass a gentle reminder of where this all came from. Mark is truly musical. His phrasing and timing are impeccable, and let’s not forget the TONE we keep hearing about.” A New York native, Johnson studied briefly with Jay Unger before moving to Colorado in his 20s. There he frequently caught concerts by John Hartford, John McEuen and standup comedian Steve Martin – all of whom were first–order clawhammer banjo players. In 1981 he relocated to West Central Florida, and made fast friends with flat–top acoustic guitar master Tony Rice and his brother Larry, himself a legendary figure on the mandolin. Johnson is Director of Emergency Management for Levy County – a

low–lying coastal area of Florida prone to hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and wildfires. All of which keeps him plenty busy.

Day job

“I have a lot of responsibility. I’m the guy that evacuates a county, that gives the order to do that, and that can really cause some heartache for people. I’m always, in my mind, ‘God I wish I could play all the time, full time,’ and then I see people out there ... especially the way the economy’s going over the last three years ... I see big–name people struggling, trying to keep their heads above water. I’m a big–picture guy, and I just try to keep it in perspective. I teach a lot, and I’m about to do my second How to Play Clawgrass Banjo DVD. I’m blessed in a lot of ways, and I don’t want to throw away gifts for silly reasons.”

Steve Martin

“I didn’t realize that he was a fan of mine. I started getting these embossed cards in the mail, saying ‘I can’t believe how beautifully you play.’ He invited me up to New York City at Christmas ‘09 to give him a lesson, and he and his lovely wife had a big party with me as the guest of honor. We had dinner the first night, and we sat for almost five hours, just playing – he was so fascinated with what I do, and I said ‘Well, Steve, you’re just hearing an echo of yourself,’ and I explained the whole connection there. The next night, at the party, Kevin Kline was there, and Martin Short, and Paul Simon showed up. Meryl Streep couldn’t make it. Emory drove down from Toronto, and we put on a concert, did quite well, and then Paul Simon came over and picked a tune with all of us. It was a lot of fun. Whenever you see Steve out with the Steep Canyon Rangers, he’s got an open–back banjo with a really ornate peghead – that’s the Mark Johnson Deering Clawgrass model banjo. So we’re friends, and it’s

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all based in banjo.”

The Rice Brothers

“I wouldn’t even be here if it wasn’t for Tony and Larry. Those guys took me under their musical wings when I moved to Florida in ’81. For me, that was like lightning hitting in a thousand places in one shot. That was my rhythm section, that was my influence. Especially Tony – I had no stage experience, no microphone experience, no recording experience, and he took me out on the road with the Tony Rice Unit. He would always put me on his left shoulder, second set, fifth and sixth tune. If Tony saw me choking up, or just getting tight, he’d lean over and start cracking jokes in my ear, and I’d get back into the music. What he was doing was teaching me, training me. And I really owe it to him.”

Coming soon

“I think I finally got my first big break in this business! Last week, I got contacted by this big advertising firm. They’re taking my solo tune, ‘Down By the River to Pray’ from Acoustic Rising, and putting it into a Dodge Caravan commercial. Of course, I didn’t write it, but I’ve got the publishing on my arrangement. And Emory and I are in the studios again, getting ready to do a fourth album.” CS Mark Johnson and Emory Lester Where: Randy Wood Guitars, 1304 E. U.S. 80, Bloomingdale When: At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 Tickets: $23 at randywoodguitars.com Artist’s website: clawgrass.com


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by Jessica Leigh Lebos | jll@connectsavannah.com

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Unique installation weaves wonder in the woods

Visitors explore The Experience Collective’s piece by candlelight.

Maybe you saw the intriguing postcards that circled around town a few weeks ago. Something called “The Fog” was opening at the Savannah Ogeechee Canal historic site, but other than a date and time, there was a vexatious lack of information. No website, no address, no explanation. Let it be clear that people who work on deadlines have little patience for the cryptic. When an event unaccompanied by crucial details ends up on a newspaper reporter’s desk, that reporter will, as a rule, loudly and colorfully curse the event’s public relations people and toss the materials immediately into the garbage. However, in this particular case, the vagueness kindled an unshakeable curiosity. Far out Abercorn Extension past I–95, the Ogeechee Canal is a special secret among Savannah nature lovers but a strange place for public art. What had someone created within its quietude? And why? It seemed a worthy mystery, or at the very least, an excuse to breathe some fresh forest air. The day after the opening nebulously advertised on the postcard, the pine–scented woods surrounding the canal were deserted. A few steps from the small parking lot, in the opposite

direction from the site’s half–mile paths that lead to the Ogeechee River, a sliver or two of white could be glimpsed through the trees. A short walk revealed crosshatches of string between branches, opening into a tunnel of fibers woven through the tree trunks. Suddenly, a body found itself cocooned inside an ethereal world of white. Afternoon sunlight dappled through geometric spaces, slowing down time. The tunnel led through domes and atop platforms, drizzled with fallen leaves and melted wax from the previous evening’s candlelit event. Reminiscent of a large, loosely– knit blanket or the latticework constructed by the canal’s resident banana spiders, “The Fog” had turned an already serene patch of woods into an extraordinary experience. Whoever was responsible was mad, brilliant and needed to be questioned. “The Fog,” tagged with the name “The Experience Collective,” turns out to be the work two SCAD students, metals major Emily Brodowski and fibers major Toni Dammicci. The two are longtime classwork collaborators, but this project was completely

extracurricular. The best friends and artistic partners sat down over tea at Foxy Loxy last week to explain why they spent months entwining several dozen trees, how opening night exceeded everyone’s expectations and the synergy of art and nature. What inspired this magnificence? Toni: It was conceived from a dream I had last spring. In it, Emily and I were walking through the woods and we stumbled upon a fabric fog. I told her about it the next morning and it kept coming back up in our conversations. Emily: This is actually an experiment. We’d done other small installations in our classes and we thought we’d just try it to see if we could do it. Toni: We sketched it and let it simmer for a week or two. In the dream, it wasn’t string but panels of fabric, like sheets. We realized that wasn’t feasible because if it rained, it would be too heavy and droopy. Emily: It would also catch the leaves and interrupt the cycle of nature, which ended up being really important to us. As artists you have lots of ideas. What made you commit to this one? Toni: This project ended up being very personal. During the time, we

were part of a close–knit group of friends that started deteriorating. The fog was a way to channel that confusion into something productive, an ephemeral way to counter the unraveling of that community. Emily: We were going out to the Ogeechee when things were falling apart, to find refuge. We were out there every other day, just sitting, collecting leaves, touching lichen. When we were considering locations for the installation, it was the obvious choice. How did you get permission from the Savannah Ogeechee Canal to take over a section of the forest? Toni: We’d never done anything on our own like this, so we put together a Powerpoint presentation and went to a board meeting. We knew there might be some concern about putting contemporary art outside and leaving it, but we showed them our sketches and explained that we wanted to show respect to the space where we’d spent so much peaceful time.


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Emily: The board was very receptive and excited, even though they didn’t know how it was going to turn out. Their only concern was whether this would bring people out to the canal. You’ve installed a semi–contained space the size of a football field out of string. How long was the process and how much material did it take? Emily: The whole process took nine months. A lot of it is string, but we also used thirty reclaimed bedsheets and three blankets that we ripped into one–inch strips. Altogether, we used sixteen miles of material, which is funny because it happens to be the same distance between the canal and downtown Savannah. Toni: The actual installation took four months. We were out there summer and fall, with the heat and the bugs, every spare moment we had. We carved out the trail ourselves. We had other schoolwork, but we’d go out two or three times a week, sometimes for four hours, sometimes all day. We began to feel like we were part of the environment, that nature was our collaborator. Emily: After a few weeks, it was interesting to see how nature integrated itself. Ants began using the string to cross from tree to tree, we found empty cicadas shells clinging all over it. How did you know it was finished? Toni: (laughs) We’re not sure it is! We could have gone on and on. Emily: We decided to have the opening, so that was motivation to create some kind of “ending.” But we

actually left an attached spool out there to keep out options open. The intention is to let the elements claim it and see how it evolves, so nature will be the one to finish it. At the November 12 opening, you invited people to experience the installation by candlelight at dusk. What kind of effect did the candles add? Emily: The transition from day to night was magical. We had done a test with a few here and there, but the magnitude of having three hundred candles lit was astounding. Toni: We decided to add the candles at the last minute, after a sculptor friend built us the platforms. We had about sixty people come, and everyone stayed the entire time. So many of them told us how much they enjoyed being inside the artwork, and that it affected them in a deep way. So why the minimal marketing? Emily: Again, this was an experiment, and we weren’t sure what was going to happen. Words can explain the structure, but not the sensation. Postscript: Because of the overwhelming reaction to The Fog, Emily and Toni have decided to stage a second candlelit event this Saturday. The installation will left in the woods indefinitely to interact with the elements. cs “The FOG” When: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2–5pm Where: Savannah Ogeechee Canal, 681 Fort Argyle Road Info: Experiencecollective.com

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The past, present and future of a community are inexorably linked, and since the advent of photography, there’s been no better way to compare and contrast where we’ve been, where we are — and where we’re going. Two years ago, photographer Bailey Davidson chronicled more than 100 years of history in a self–published book about Milledgeville, his hometown, re–creating vintage photos from that Georgia city’s historical archives by standing – literally – in the same spot and snapping the

architecture as it looks now. Davidson has upped the ante with the publication of Savannah Past and Present, a 160–page coffee–table book depicting the city’s evolution, through the juxtaposition of archival and contemporary photos, set together on the same page. “You can’t do anything without the old images — that’s your inspiration,” Davidson, 39, explains. “So you find your sources. In Savannah we’re lucky as hell, because we’ve got the Georgia Historical Society, which has got a huge collection of Savannah images. The Georgia Archives has some stuff, Coastal Heritage Society, Tybee Island Historical Society. Everybody has a collection of images. “Other places in Georgia, and in the United States, they’re not as lucky.


When I was doing the Milledgeville book, I was really pushed to find enough images to make the content good. I would have liked to include a lot more.” Using archival shots from the 1930s and earlier as a sort of road map, Davidson photographed more than 500 locations. In many cases, the transition from rural town to small city to bustling metropolis was dramatic. There are views of River Street, City Market, the squares, major buildings and intersections and even historic Tybee sites including Fort Screven and the old (and currently–under– renovation) Tybee Post Theatre. Davidson says the experience, for him, was like “time travel,” which he feels is the most effective way to tell a story. It wasn’t always a cinch, pulling back the veil of history. “There were a few places where the streets have changed, or the building simply doesn’t exist any more,” the photographer says. “But it you have an address, you can get the gist of things. The city fire records are a great source, too.” He photographed each site between 50 and 100 times, until he got the exact re–creation — location, angle and framing — he needed. “A lot of times,” says Davidson, “it would take two or three times going back to look at something before I could say ‘Oh, I see it now.’ But that’s part of the fun.” Savannah Past and Present includes 144 images — the best of the best. “I shot everything I possibly could,” he adds. “That was the only way I could really figure out if it was worth including in the book or not. You can look at it, but not until you lay it out and really look at it can you decide to edit it or not. “I would have loved to have made

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this book three times the size that it is, but it simply came down to keeping the cost down so that people could afford it.” Limited to 2,000 copies, Savannah Past and Present is available at The Book Lady, E. Shavers, ShopSCAD and the Davenport House. There are ghosts in the book: The archival photos show lots of people (interesting in themselves), but Davidson’s present–day pictures are almost exclusively of architecture, with few humans in sight. That’s because he shot most of them after morning’s first light. “You can’t be standing in the middle of the street, you’ll get killed,” he explains. “Sometimes shooting was dangerous. Back then, when they were taking a picture, they just had to dodge carriages. They had a good minute to get out of the way.” Nevertheless, he soldiered on, because he had a vision: He wanted to encourage a sense of community appreciation in the younger generation, “to kind of open up their eyes and respect the place where they live,” he says. “The place they call home.” Just like Milledgeville, Davidson says, there’s a lot of vandalism in Savannah. “That,” he admits, “just happens in college towns. “I want people to look at it and say ‘I can’t believe this place is this old. I walk by here every day, smashed a beer bottle over there, I tagged this wall right here. A lot of people have been here before me, and will probably be here after me, and it’s everybody’s job to keep this place beautiful and respect it.’ “That’s why people travel from all over the world to come to Savannah, because it’s such a beautiful place. Because we try so hard to keep it beautiful. It makes me a little crazy when people don’t respect that.” CS

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Henry’s expands options Breakfast options for downtowners grew by another entry with the opening of Henry’s Breakfast and Lunch, easily accessed at the corner of Congress and Drayton streets. Leading the charge is Henry’s affordable soup and salad buffet, Monday–Friday 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. There are plenty of fresh salad fixings and a daily changing line–up of soups — which are just the ticket for the cooler days ahead. The buffet line converts to breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m.–2 p.m. The usual suspects are here – eggs, sausage and the like, but the casual, serve yourself setting makes breakfast service quick and delicious. I am confident of Henry’s breakfast skills, but stopped in recently for lunch, where I chose the house club sandwich, with turkey, ham and bacon. The triple–decker sandwich arrived in just minutes, accompanied by hot curly fires. There are great flavors in this sandwich, and thick slices of tomato, crisp lettuce and mayo. Service time was impressive, given that nearly every

seat was full over a busy, pre–Thanksgiving lunch hour. I’ll go back frequently. It’s easy to get in and out, there is plenty of parking nearby and service is quick, cheerful and efficient. Prices are very reasonable — my lunch with a soft drink was less than $10. Soup and salad, all you can eat, is priced at $7.95. 28 Drayton St./232–6628

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It’s a good thing I found Henry’s. One of my favorite breakfast haunts, Golden Breakfast on Montgomery Cross Road, is gone, but was quickly replaced by what I believe is Savannah’s only Puerto Rican restaurant. Service hours are planned to be 6 a.m.–6 p.m. I will check in soon with details. It’s great to see these little ethnic eateries coming on line. Tightened

lending rules have made borrowing money for restaurants nearly impossible, so we’re most likely going to see more low–budget, mom–and–pop places. 310 Montgomery Cross Road

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My affinity for charcoal grilling caught the attention of Kitchenware Outfitters, who have invited me to cook over the big Weber Performer grill on Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. This larger than normal Weber features a removable center grill surface, which I will fill with a griddle to begin the day with breakfast foods, then switch out to a wok to prepare fajitas and a couple of stir fry dishes. Come by, say hello and sample the goodies! • While in 12 Oaks shopping center, check out the new Savannah Wine Cellar and sample from 24 bottles in the wine–only store’s vending machines. Five Guys Burgers and Fries is also open now, between Savannah Wine Cellar and Atlanta Bread Co. CS


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way up to where he is now out on the road – and it keeps building.” Church’s hits include “Drink in My Hand,” “Hell on the Heart,” “Love Your Love the Most” and “Homeboy.” His highest position on the singles chart was No. 10. “I’m seen as the bad boy, a lone wolf,” Church told Billboard. “I do my own thing and that’s OK. I’m not doing it to make friends. I just want to make great music and honestly kick everybody else’s ass in the industry. That’s my goal.”

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Country singer Eric Church, whose third album, Chief, recently entered Billboard’s Country and Top 200 charts at No. 1, is coming to the Johnny Mercer Theatre Thursday, Feb. 2. Joining the North Carolina vocalist for his “Blood, Sweat and Beers” show will be Brantley Gilbert (“Country Must Be Country Wide”) and none other than Zac Brown protege Sonia Leigh, who was profiled not so long ago in these very pages. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 2 through etix.com. Church has never had a chart–topping single, making him something of an anomaly in the country music business. According to his label chief, Mike Dungan of Capitol/EMI Nashville, Church’s near–constant touring made it all happen. “In the very beginning, we put him in an opening slot on a superstar tour,” said Dungan, “and it ended up just not feeling right. We knew pretty quickly that it would be better to start outside and work our way in than the other way around. He started playing smaller venues, playing later at night to mostly male audiences, and the word of mouth took him from playing for 100 people a night to thousands, so he’s worked his

As we head into the year-ending holiday home stretch, here’s a look ahead at December dates in a couple of the most band-friendly Savannah clubs: At the Jinx, the always-delightful Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun returns Dec. 7; the club’s got Razormaze on the 9th, the Straight 8’s, Sky Paige and Crazy Man Crazy on the 17th, and on the 30th, the long-awaited return of Savannah’s globe-trotting metal heroes Kylesa. Pete Stein of Truckstop Coffee has a gig at Live Wire Music Hall Dec. 8. Live Wire’s got Dr. Dan Matrazzo (with the Looters) on the 9th, and on the 10th, it’s the funkiest bass player around: New Orleans’ George Porter Jr. (from the Meters) and his band, the Runnin’ Pardners. Another well-received band from last spring’s inaugural Savannah Stopover Festival, the Nashville-based Winter Sounds, plays the Wormhole Dec. 15.

December stageworks

Here’s how the city theater scene is going to close out 2011: First up is the long-awaited debut of Hands of the Spirit, the gospel musical directed by Tom Coleman under the auspices of his Savannah Community Theatre. It’s a massive project, and it’s on the stage of the Trustees Theater Dec. 10 and 11. Gary Swindell and Darowe McMillon co-direct the annual production of Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity, Dec. 15-17 at Muse Arts Warehouse. It’s a collaboration between The Eastside Players, Spitfire Poetry Group, and Abeni Cultural Arts Performing Dance Studio. CS

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Work by Jan Clayton Pagratis is at Local 1110; reception is Monday evening ’Weather or Not’ call for entry — ’Weather or Not’ asks artists to consider the many possibilities that face the world as we enter 2012. This calendar year has increasingly become the subject of theories and speculation, many based on the ancient Mayan calendar. All mediums will be considered including, but not limited to: 2-D/3-D works, installations, performance, video and digital media (the gallery does not provide screens or projectors for display of video or digital media). $15 for 3 works, $7 for each additional submission, max 5 entries per person. Images should be 1200 pixels on the longest side, 72 dpi, jpegs. Videos should be less than 20mb and saved as an .mpeg. Files should be saved as lastname_firstname_#. jpeg/mpeg. Payment may be made by check or money order to Indigo Sky Community Gallery and mailed to 915 Waters Ave., Savannah, GA 31404. Images and entry forms can be submitted two ways: Emailed to submissions.indigosky@gmail. com; CD with images and entry form mailed to the gallery with submission fee. Submission deadline Friday, December 2, 2011- Submission deadline (mailed entries must arrive by this date). Work can be hand delivered on Friday, January 6, 2012 from 11am – 4pm. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave., indigoskycommunitygallery.blogspot. com/p/calls-for-entry.html Alter-Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea — This midcareer survey consists of approximately 30 works, including photographs, drawings, videos, and mixed-media installations by this Cuban-American, Georgia born artist. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St., www. telfair.org/

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 through Dec 4. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., www.telfair.org/ Beyond Utility: Pottery Created by Enslaved Hands — 19th century jars, jugs and other vessels exemplify the work of experienced artisans who were enslaved people, including David Drake, also known as “Dave the Potter.” Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Elemental Visions — Nancy Adams, Kristine Kennedy and Denise Elliot-Vernon share an anthology of art. Show will hang through 2011. Dragonfly Studio, 1204 Highway 80, Tybee Island Home and Abroad — Photographs by Elyzaveta Bateham and Debra Zumstein and drawings by Jamie Kutner. Thinc Art, 35 Barnard St. Interwoven Dialogues — Work by Sally Clark and Abigail Kokai. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. Gallery Talk at Sunday, Dec.4, from 3-5 pm Magic Passion Love — An opportunity to co-create positive energy with other artists. Nov. 9-Jan. 8 at Caraway Cafe. Denise ElliotVernon, Eric Art will be on display at Caraway Cafe until January 8 and available for purchase. Caraway Cafe, Abercorn & Broughton Streets Merry Art Market — Local handmade pottery, jewelry, and more. First three Saturdays in December, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Savannah’s Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard St., www. savannahsclayspot.com/ New Paintings — New work by Jacqueline Carcagno and William Weyman. Daedalus Gallery, 129 E. Liberty St.

Richmond Hill Fall Art Exhibit — Arts on The Coast Association will present their Annual Fall Art Exhibit Nov. 29-Dec. 3, hosted by Richmond Hill City Center, in back of J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill daily between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception will be held Dec. 1 6–9 p.m. State of Nature — Collage by Marcus Kenney; old wall paper, shopping bags, children’s book illustrations, receipts, taxidermy, personal letters and reproductions of proverbial paintings are jumbled together Nov. 3-Dec. 3. 1704 Lincoln, 1704 Lincoln St. The Artist’s Hand (A show of appreciation for Robyn Reeder) — A collaborative and interactive exhibition featuring work by Andrew Brodhead, DRZ, Matt Hebermehl, Adolfo Hernandez, Panhandle Slim, Rachael Perisho, RAABstract, Jose Ray and Zteven. Nov. 12-Dec. 4. Nine artists create a portrait from a template image on panel. The Soda Shop, 409 E. Liberty St., http:// www.thesodashop.com/ Treasures of the Soul — Large-scale drawings, paintings, and mixed-media by Jan Clayton Pagratis, inspired by ‘Automatic techniques.’ Curated by Casey Roland Belogorska and Arthur Bennett Kouwenhoven Jr. Dec. 5-31. Local 11 Ten. 1110 Bull Street. Reception, Monday Dec. 5 5-7 p.m. Local 11 Ten, 1110 Bull St. Literalism to Hypnagogia — Paintings by Larry Levow at Off the Wall Gallery at 45 Bistro in the Marshall House, 123 Broughton St. through Jan. 31. Reception Thurs. Dec. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.


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Movie mavens startled by the fact that Martin Scorsese has elected to direct a family film when he’s exalted for his string of hardcore crime flicks clearly know little about either the man or his achievements. Scorsese has hopscotched between genres far more often than he’s given credit for – the costume drama The Age of Innocence, the religious epic The Last Temptation of Christ and the black comedy After Hours represent just a sampling of his various works – and when he’s not helming motion pictures, he’s often championing the cause of film preservation. Scorsese has always been a student of film as much as a teacher and practitioner – how I love to hear him passionately discuss classics of cinema! – and with Hugo, he manages to incorporate all facets of his persona.

Even more so than The Aviator, Scorsese’s accomplished biopic about millionaire and part–time moviemaker Howard Hughes, this adaptation of Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a product steeped in cinema lore, drunk on the fumes of a bygone era yet canny enough to channel its nostalgia through modern innovations. Hugo is available in 3–D, and except for the annoying darkness that’s always inherent in live–action films presented in this manner, it makes glorious use of the gimmick, right from the very first shot when falling snowflakes come right at us. Set in a Parisian train station in the 1930s, the story concerns itself with young Hugo (Asa Butterfield), a parentless child who tends to the building’s giant clock while constantly avoiding the

grasp of an inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen) hellbent on sending him off to an orphanage. Connected to his late father (Jude Law in a small role) by an automaton that needs repairing, Hugo steals the parts needed from an elderly man named Georges Melies (Ben Kingsley), who runs a toy store in the station. Eventually caught by the ill–tempered gent, Hugo becomes drawn into his life, befriending his ward Isabelle (Chloe Grace Moretz, of Kick– Ass/Hit Girl fame), learning about his past as a film pioneer, and discovering the key – literally – that binds past and present together. In the name of full disclosure, I’ve been a huge fan of Georges Melies (who, among other things, invented special effects and built Europe’s first movie studio) since I was a teenager, so any movie that celebrates his legacy as competently and gloriously as this one does is already halfway to home plate. But Scorsese hasn’t merely made an ode to cineasts; rather, his picture is a moving exploration of the manner in which individuals seek out love and companionship in an effort to form their own version of a nuclear family (every character, even Cohen’s bumbling inspector, wages a war against loneliness). That’s not to say the cinematic homages are ever placed on the back burner: A clip from the great Harold Lloyd’s most famous film, Safety Last, serves as foreshadowing for a climactic moment, and Melies’ own masterpiece, A Trip to the Moon, is given its proper due. Even with a friendly PG rating, it’s hard to imagine families

trudging out en masse to check this out: The 125–minute running time, leisurely pace and lack of Muppets will probably cause many tots to grow fidgety before long, and even adults who desire their entertainment fast and furious will wonder if it’s too late to sneak into the adjacent auditorium that’s playing Immortals. But for the rest of us, we’ll always have Paris – and the enchanting movie set therein.

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Yes, it may be true that The Muppets is a film for the whole family, but here’s a cruel suggestion: Hire a babysitter and leave the kids at home. After all, what grownup weaned on a steady diet of Muppet episodes and movies wants to interrupt their jaunt down memory lane by having to escort weak bladders to the bathroom or hungry mouths to the concession stand? Well, OK, bring the small fry, but chances are that this is one of those films that will be enjoyed more by the parents than their brood. Jason Segel, a self–proclaimed Muppet devotee who co–wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, plays Gary, who takes his girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) and his equally Muppet–obsessed brother Walter – who, incidentally, happens to be a puppet himself – to Los Angeles for vacation. When they stop at the old Muppet studio, they’re shocked to see it dilapidated and abandoned; they’re even more upset when they discover that ruthless businessman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) plans to buy the continues on p. 30

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property, tear down the studio and drill for oil. In an effort to save the hallowed ground, the trio head off to find Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the rest of the gang, all scattered across the country (and, in the case of Piggy, living in Paris). I have two major criticisms, both of which admittedly tend to dissipate when reflecting on the sheer joy the overall movie brings. First, Walter’s pretty much a drip, both as a character and a Muppet, and instead of even creating him in the first place I would rather Segel and Stoller had spent more time on the already established puppet personalities (personally, I can never have too much Fozzie in my life; ditto those sarcastic old geezers Statler and Waldorf). Second, the cameos, by and large, are a disappointing lot. Jack Black and Zach Galifianakis have the largest of these parts, and neither is particularly funny; compare their contributions to, say, the manic bits by Steve Martin and Mel Brooks in 1979’s The Muppet Movie and the contrast is glaring. The Muppet Movie furthermore gave us comedy titans like Richard Pryor, Bob Hope and Madeline Kahn; this film can only counter with Ken Jeong, John Krasinski and Selena Gomez. At any rate, the majority of the film is pure pleasure, full of knowing winks to the franchise’s time and place in history: the bouncy “Mahna Mahna”; Kermit’s celebrity Rolodex, long outdated (“May I speak to President Carter?”); the lovely “The Rainbow Connection” (just try and not tear up during that moment); and the creation of ’80s Robot, whose computer–related gag provided me with the biggest laugh I’ve enjoyed in a theater this year. Segel and Adams are both irresistibly appealing and handle their song– and–dance numbers with gusto, but who are we kidding? We’re here to see old friends, whether they’re flubbing their stage moves, trying to keep Animal in check, or slyly managing to sing a G–rated version of Cee–lo’s R–rated musical hit. The Muppets is inspirational, celebrational and, naturally, Muppetational, and if it falls just short of being wholly sensational, I doubt few will complain.

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they do at the temple of Pixar (raising my hand here) will quickly realize – say, 20 minutes into the movie – that Arthur Christmas won’t come close to matching the giddy heights of the British studio’s Chicken Run or Wallace & Gromit films. Its characters are more commonplace, its plotline is more conventional, its sentiments are more predictable. What this means, though, is that instead of blazing its own path, the film instead manages to beat the other studios’ efforts at their own game, effortlessly rising above the filmic fray involving Gnomeo & Juliet, Puss in Boots and other 2011 ’toon disappointments. Most of the major laughs come toward the beginning of this clever contraption in which the present Santa Claus (voiced by Jim Broadbent) might finally be ready to retire, set to pass along the reindeer reins to his technically savvy son Steve (Hugh Laurie). The doddering Santa doesn’t even consider his other son Arthur (James McAvoy) for the position, since the gangly youth is obviously too clumsy and awkward for such a responsibility. Yet when a wayward present means that a little girl in Cornwall won’t be receiving a gift this year, it’s Arthur, not his dad or sibling, who does everything in his power to insure that she receives the present.

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that disturbs romantic rival and part–time werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Jacob believes that hanky panky between a vampire and a human might lead to the latter’s death, a theory he possibly picked up from enjoying too much hentai. At any rate, the inadvertent S&M sessions between the newlyweds yield something more unexpected than a few bruises on Bella: a pregnancy that will result in either a human baby, a vampire suckling or some ungodly combination of both. Writer–director Bill Condon, who deservedly won an Oscar for penning the adaptation of Gods and Monsters, has only been assigned helming duties here, with Melissa Rosenberg retaining her job as scripter of all the films. They both deserve equal blame for the first half of this picture, which plays like a drably lit, monotonously written and indifferently acted Hallmark Channel production. But critiques really have no weight when it comes to movies like this. The haters are gonna hate, the fans are gonna love, and everyone else will check the movie listings and their own wallets before deciding if this is the best option for a night on the town.

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Cineastes won’t allow something as trivial as Tower Heist to dislodge Dassin’s Rififi or Kubrick’s The Killing as their caper film of choice, but as far as seasonal multiplex blockbusters go, this one’s not bad at all. The much maligned Brett Ratner, whose last two features were the godawful Rush Hour 3 and the series–sapping X–Men: The Last Stand, basically stays out of the way of his four writers and 10 stars, allowing them to strut their stuff in this comedy about a group of working stiffs who decide to take financial revenge on the crooked Wall Street fat cat (Alan Alda) who swindled them.

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gatherings. Free to join. Email savannahadventureclub@gmail.com or visit www.savannahadventureclub.com Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers Everyone that loves to sing is invited to join with the Savannah Sacred Harp Singers Sat. Sept. 10, 1pm. Faith Primitive Baptist Church, 3212 Bee Road in Savannah. All are welcome to participate or listen in on one of America’s most revered musical traditions. Information: 912-655-0994 or visit savannahsacredharp.com. 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 www.hdb.org and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. , Savannah Savannah Browns Backers This is an official fan club recognized by the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. Meet with Browns fans to watch the football games and support your favorite team Sundays at game time at Tubby’s Tank House in Thunderbolt. The group holds raffles and trips and is looking into having tailgate parties in the future. Call Kathy Dust at 3735571 or send e-mail to KMDUST4@ hotmail.com or Dave Armstrong at Darmst0817@comcast.net or 9254709. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr , Thunderbolt 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 http://www.stewart.army. mil/ 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 savannahfencing@aol.com. 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 info:www.SavannahGuardianAngels.com Savannah Jaycees Meeting and information session held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6pm

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signments & More, 206 W. Broughton St. No fees. Wanna learn? We love to show what we know. Many different levels get together in the store. Low Country Turners This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Contact Steve Cook, 912-3132230. 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 MOMSnext For mothers of school-aged children, kindergarten through high school. Come as you are, to experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope. Islands MOMSnext meets every first & third Monday of the month, excluding holidays. Childcare is available upon request. A ministry of MOPS International. For more info or to register for a meeting, call (912)8984344 or email kymmccarty@hotmail. com. http://www.mops.org/ Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Join other moms for fun, inspiration, guest speakers, food and creative activities while children ages birth to 5 are cared for in a preschool-like setting. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:1511:30 am Call 898-0869 and 897-6167 or visit www.mops.org. First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah http://www. fbcislands.com/ 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 beshiresjim@yahoo.com or visit www. otrr.org. 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 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 www.safekidssavannah.org 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, volleyball, and skiing, in addition to regular social

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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. savannahjaycees.com 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 912238-3170 or visit www.savannahkennelclub.org 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. www.savannahnewcomers. com Savannah Parrot Head Club Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out savannahphc.com for the events calendar or e-mail Wendy Wilson at Wendyq1053@ yahoo.com. Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club Meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

| Submit your event | email: happenings@connectsavannah.com | fax: (912) 231-9932 | 1800 E. Victory Dr., Suite 7, Savannah, GA 31404 at the First City Club. 32 Bull St , Savannah http://www.savannahsunriserotary. org/ 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 SeersuckerLive.com. Son-shine Hour Meets at the Savannah Mall at the Soft Play Mondays from 11-12 and Thursdays from 10-11. Activities include songs, stories, crafts, and games for

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“Kakuro” Fill in each square in this grid with a digit from 1 to 9. The sum of the digits in each row or column will be the little number given just to the left of or just above that row or column. As with a Sudoku, you can’t repeat any digits in a row or column. See the row of four squares in the upper-right with a 10 to the left of it? That means the sum of the digits in those four squares will be 10, and they won’t repeat digits. A row or column ends at a black square, so the two-square row in the upper-center with a 12 to the left of it may or may not have digits in common with the 10-row to its right. Down columns work the same way. Now solve!! psychosudoku@hotmail.com

young children and their caregivers. Free, no registration, drop-ins welcome. Call Trinity Lutheran Church for details 912-925-3940 or email KellyBringman@ gmail.com Savannah Mall, Southern Wings Local chapter of Women in Aviation International. It is open to men and women in the region who are interested in supporting women in aviation. Regular meetings are held once a month and new members are welcome. Visit www. southernwingz.com Stitch-N’s Knit and crochet gathering held each Tuesday evening, 5pm-8pm All skill levels welcome. Free 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. www.13thcolonypatriots. com or call 912-596-5267. 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 2336014, facebook Peacock Guild or email peacockguild@googlegroups.com for more info. The Philo Cafe A weekly discussion group that meets from 7:30pm-9pm at various locations each Monday. Anyone craving some good conversation is invited to drop by. No cost. For more info, email athenapluto@yahoo.com or look up The Philo Cafe on Facebook. Theremin/Electronic Music Enthusiasts A club for enthusiasts of electronic music and instruments, including the theremin, synths, Mooger Foogers, jam sessions, playing techniques, compositions, gigs, etc. Philip Neidlinger, theremin@neidlinger.us. 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: vna.club.officelive.com Vietnam Veterans of America Ch. 671 Meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356. 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 912-232-3549 or email chesteraellis@comcast.net for more information.

Conferences Workshop: Faster, Smarter Estimating for Construction Contractors The first in a series of estimating training sessions. Small to medium sized contractors learn to conduct accurate estimating in-house, utilizing affordable software programs and improving profit margins. Wed. Nov. 16, 11am-1pm at Creative Coast, 15 W. York St. Sponsored by Chatham County MWBE Program and Broadlands Financial Group, LLC. Register by Phone: (912) 652-7860 or via email: alriley@chathamcounty.org Free and open to the public, registration required. http://purchasing.chathamcounty.org/MWBE.aspx

Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes Classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and Adult fitness dance. Styles include African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, & Gospel. Classes held in the new Abeni Cultural Arts dance studio, 8400-B Abercorn St. For more information call 912-631-3452 or 912-272-2797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail: abeniculturalarts@gmail.com Adult Ballet Class Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St., at 39th, is offering an Adult Ballet Class on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30. Cost is $12 per class. Join us for learning and fun. Call 234-8745 for more info. Adult Dance and Fitness Classes Revised Fall Schedule at The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. Beginner & Intermediate Ballet, Modern Dance, Barre Fusion, BarreCore Body Sculpt, and Gentle Stretch & Tone. No experience necessary for beginner ballet, barre, or stretch/tone. Registration/fees/information: 912-925-0903. Or www.theballetschoolsav.com Adult Intermediate Ballet Mondays & Wednesdays, 7 - 8pm, $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. Class meets year round. (912) 921-2190 The Academy of Dance, 74 West Montgomery Crossroads , African Dance & Drum Learn the rhythms of West Africa with instructor Aisha Rivers. Information at www.ayoluwa.org Rhythms of West Africa, 607 W. 37th St. , Savannah http:// www.ayoluwa.org/ Argentine Tango Lessons Sundays 1:30-3:30pm. Open to the public. Cost $3.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email savh_tango@ yahoo.com. Beginners Belly Dance Classes Instructed by Nicole Edge. All ages/skill levels welcome. Every Sunday, Noon1PM, Fitness Body and Balance Studio 2127 1/2 E. Victory Dr. $15/class or $48/ four. 912-596-0889 or www.cairoonthecoast.com Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle The perfect class for those with little


Home Cookin’ Cloggers Meet every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Nassau Woods Recreation Building on Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes are being held at this time, however help will be available for those interested in learning. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Savannah Irish Dance Classes Glor na h’Eireann cultural arts studio is offering beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up, Adult Step & Ceili, Strength & Flexibility, non-competitive and competition programs, workshops and camps. TCRG certified. For more info contact PrideofIrelandGA@gmail.com or 912704-2052. Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc. offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany at 272-8329. Modern Dance Class Classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Fridays 10-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. For more info, call Elizabeth 912-354-5586. Pole Dancing Class Beginners pole dance offered Wednesdays 8pm, Level II Pole Dance offered Monday 8pm, $22/1 class, $70/4 classes, pre-registration required. Learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. Also offering Pole Fitness Classes Monday & Wednesday 11am. For more info: www.fitnessbodybalance.com or 912398-4776. Nothing comes off but your shoes. Salsa Lessons Salsa Savannah offers beginner and intermediate salsa lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at several locations. For more info, contact: salsasavannah@gmail.com, or call 856-7323. www.salsasavannah. com

Salsa Savannah Tuesdays at Tantra (8 E. Broughton St.), lessons from 7-9pm, open dancing 9pm-1am. Thursday at Saya (109 W. Broughton St.), lessons from 7-8pm, open dancing 9-11pm. Bachata lessons at Saya Thursdays from 8-9pm. For more info: www.salsasavannah. com, 912-704-8726. Savannah Dance Club “Magnificent Mondays” at Doubles, The Quality Inn /Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free dance lessons (6:307:30p): Shag, Swing, Cha-Cha and Line dancing. Everyone invited. No cover. Happy Hour till 9pm. Call for details 912-398-8784. Savannah Shag Club Shag music every Wednesday, 7pm, at Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. and every Friday, 7 pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr.

Film & Video CineSavannah A film series that seeks to bring new, first-run films to Savannah including critically acclaimed foreign films and documentaries, among others. To subscribe to information about the series, including screening dates and times, email: cinesavannah@att.net Psychotronic Film Society Hosts weekly screenings every Wednesday, 8pm, at the Sentient Bean. Offering up a selection of films so bad they are good, cult classics and other rarities. For upcoming schedule visit: www.sentientbean.com Reel Savannah Hosts screenings of critically acclaimed independent films from around the world at Victory Square Cinemas, 1901 E. Victory Dr. For schedule and more info, visit www. reelsavannah.org

Fitness Become a Yoga Teacher Affordable and convenient Hatha Yoga Teacher Training held in Savannah Jan. - May, 2012 over 10 weekends. Early bird rates through Dec. 2nd. Over 200 hours of experiential training with expert teachers in the fields of yoga as therapy, anatomy and yoga asanas (postures). YLearn Pilates-based core work to integrate into your classes. Call Daniele Britt (706) 461-1823 for more info. Or visit www.brittyogatherapy.com Beginner’s Belly Dance classes with “Cairo on the Coast” Back to back belly dance classes and two unique styles of dance. Every Sunday, 12noon-1pm, American Cabaret style, energetic and fast paced. 1-2pm, Tribal Fusion, a slower, more controlled style of dance. Both sessions $24, or a one hour session $15, or 4/$48.00. www.cairoonthecoast.com. Fitness, Body, and Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Contact Nicole at 912-596-0889. continues on p. 40

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to no dance background. Cybelle has been formally trained and has been performing for over a decade. $15/ class. Tues: 7-8pm. Visit www.cybelle3. com. For info: cybelle@cybelle3.com or call 912-414-1091 Private classes are also available. Walk-ins are welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. C.C. Express Dance Team Meets every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Recreation Building. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary for this group. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Savannah Ceili Club Experience Irish Culture thru Irish social dancing. No partner or experience needed. Learn the basics of Irish Ceili dancing. 7176 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Mondays at 7:30 p.m. For more info email PrideofIrelandGA@gmail. com.

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Belly Drills This is an intense dance workout utilizing basic bellydance moves. Geared to all levels of ability. Dance your way to a better sense of well being. Bring water bottle. Thurs: 7-8pm. $15/class. Visit www.cybelle3.com. For info: cybelle@ cybelle3.com or call 912-414-1091. Walk-ins welcome. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. Bellydancing for fun and fitness The most fun class you’ve ever taken to get you in the best shape in the least amount of time. We provide bright colorful veils, jangling coin hip scarves, and exotic music. Every Wednesday, 6:30pm. $15 drop-in or $40 for four classes. Call 912-660-7399 or email ConsistentIntegrity@yahoo.com Fertility Yoga Ongoing series of six week sessions of Fertility Yoga are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM at offices located at 100 Riverview Drive, off of Islands Expressway. Helps participants relax, start healthy habits to prepare their body and gain more confidence on the fertility journey. Instructor Ann Carroll, RYT 500. $100 for 6 week session. (912) 704-7650 or e-mail carroll3620@ bellsouth.net. Fitness Classes at the JEA Spin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for days and times. 355-8111. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St , Savannah http://www.savj.org/ Holiday Stress Buster Yoga Sat. Dec. 3, 1-3 pm at Savannah Power Yoga. $20 / $25 day of session. Register: http://www.savannahpoweryoga.com/ Savannah Power Yoga, 7360 Skidaway Rd Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun VING TSUN (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Using angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against them makes VING TSUN Kung Fu effective for everyone. Call Sifu Michael Sampson to find out about our free trial classes 912-429-9241. 11202 White Bluff Road. Drop Ins welcome. Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes Mondays, 10-11am (crawlers and toddlers) and 11:30-12:45 (infants and pre-crawlers) at the Savannah Yoga Center. The cost is $14 per class. Multiclass discounts are available. Walk-ins welcome. Call 232-2994 or visit www. savannahyoga.com. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. , Savannah http://www. savannahyoga.com/ Pilates Mat Classes Mat classes are held Tues & Thurs 7:30am-8:30am, Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm, Mon & Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm, Thurs 12:30pm-1:30pm, & Sat 9:30am10:30am. All levels welcome! Private and Semi-Private classes are by appointment only. Carol Daly-Wilder, Certified Pilates Instructor. Call 912.238-0018 Momentum Pilates Studio, 310 E. 41st St , http:// savannahpilates.com/ Pregancy Yoga Ongoing series of 8-week sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:15 PM at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Drive.

Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. Cost is $100 for 8 weeks. Call Ann Carroll at 912-704-7650 e-mail ann@ aikyayoga.com. Pregnancy Yoga Ongoing series of six week sessions of Pregnancy Yoga. Thursdays 6-7:15pm at offices located at 100 Riverview Dr., off of Islands Expressway. Helps mothers-tobe prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor & delivery. Instructor: Ann Carroll, RYT 500. $100 for the 6 week session. Ann: 912-704-7650 or e-mail carroll3620@ bellsouth.net. Rolf Method Bodywork For posture, chronic pain and alignment of body/mind/spirit. Jeannie Kelley, LMT, certified advanced Rolf practitioner. www.islandsomatherapy.com, 843-4222900. Island Somatherapy, 127 Abercorn Street , Savannah Stand-Up Paddleboarding East Coast Paddleboarding offers paddleboard lessons, rentals, tours and sales. Come see why this is the fastest growing sport in the world! It’s fun, a great way get out on the water and to stay fit. It’s easy to learn, anyone can do it. Savannah/Tybee Island Eastcoastpaddleboarding.com or 781-267-1810 The Yoga Room Visit www.thesavannahyogaroom.com or call 898-0361 for a schedule of classes, times and fees. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr , Savannah Yoga for Cancer Patients Free of charge for people with cancer. Learn to increase your strength and flexibility and improve your overall well-being. Tuesdays, 6.30 p.m. Thursdays,12:10 p.m. FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine, Memorial University Medical Center. Information and registration, call Katy Keyes at 912-3509031. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors Free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6.30 p.m., Tuesdays and 12:10 p.m., Thursdays, FitnessOne, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine, Memorial University Medical Center. Call 912-350-9031. Zumba Fitness (R) classes Mondays at 7:15-8:15. Located at The Ballet school, studio B, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn. $7 per class or $60 for 10 classes. Contact April for more info. 912-306-5598.

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or www.firstcitynetwork.org. 307 E Harris St , Savannah Gay AA Meeting meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 311 E. Macon St. Savannah Georgia Equality Savannah The local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912547-6263. Savannah


Health Alcoholics Anonymous If you want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Check www. SavannahAA.com for meeting locations and times, or call 24 hrs 912-356-3688 for information. Free hearing & speech screening Hearing: Every Thurs. 9-11 a.m. Speech: 1st Thurs. of each month. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601. 1206 E 66th St , Savannah http://www. savannahspeechandhearing.org/ Healthcare for the Uninsured St. Mary’s Health Center is open for health needs of uninsured residents of Chatham County. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. For information or to make an appointment, call 443-9409. St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. , Help for Iraq War Veterans A method used at Fort Campbell to treat lack of sleep, anger, flashbacks, nightmares and emotional numbness in veterans is available in Savannah. 927-3432. Hypnobirthing Classes Offered at the Birth Center, 1692 Chatham Parkway. Ongoing series of 5-week sessions held Tuesdays 6-8:30pm and Saturdays, 9-11:30am. Open to all women regardless of birth site. Private instructions also available. For more info, contact: Sharon Kennedy, 904-327-0499, kennedysharon47@gmail.com or Joyce Ann Leaf, 912- 844-2762, douladeliveries@ comcast.net La Leche League of Savannah Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting on the first Thursday of every month at 10am. La Leche League of Savannah is a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. 897-9544, www.lllusa.org/web/Savan-

nahGA.html. Savannah Meditation and Energy Flow Group Meet with others who practice meditation or want to learn how, discuss techniques, & related areas of holistic health, healing, Reiki, Energy Medicine, CAM. Reduce stress, increase peace & health! For info: www.ellenfarrell.com or 912-247-4263 Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-264-7154.

Nature and Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia The Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at your school, club or organization. We offer a fascinating powerpoint with sound and video about our estuarine dolphins and their environment. We have age-appropriate programs and related handouts. For details about TDP: www.thedolphinproject.org Tybee Island Marine Science Center Offering a variety of fun educational programs including Beach Discovery Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks and the Coastal Georgia Gallery, which features an up close look at dozens of local species. Open daily, 10am-5pm. For more info, call 912-786-5917 or visit www.tybeemarinescience.org. Tybee Island Walk on the Wild Side The Oatland Island Wildlife Center offers a 2-mile Native Animal Nature Trail that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats, and features live native animal exhibits. Open daily from 10-4 except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 898-3980, www. oatlandisland.org. 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah Wilderness Southeast Offers a variety of programs every month including guided trips with naturalists, canoe rides and more. Their mission is to develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. For more information: 912-236-8115 or sign-up on our website www.wilderness-southeast.org.

Pets & Animals Low Cost Pet Clinic Tails Spin and Dr. Lester host low cost vaccine clinic for students, military and seniors on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 5-6pm. The cost for each vaccination is $12.00, with $2.00 from each vaccination to be donated to Savannah Pet Rescue Agencies. Habersham Village Shopping Center. For more info: www. tailsspin.com St. Almo Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting continues on p. 42

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Savannah Pride, Inc. Meets second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call 912-288-7863 or email heather@savpride.com. First City Network, Savannah http://www. firstcitynetwork.net/ Stand Out Youth A Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the FCN building located at 307 E. Harris St. Call 657-1966, email info@standoutyouth.org or visit www. standoutyouth.org. First City Network, Savannah http://www.firstcitynetwork. net/ What Makes A Family A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 352-2611.

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Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club meets the last Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. at the African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. Savannah Tea time at Ola’s A book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Bring a treat and a book you’ve read this month and tell all about it. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, Savannah http://www.liveoakpl. org/

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cindy@alwaysoptions.com. The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. Savannah. More info: savannahzencenter.com The Savannah Zen Center, 505 Blair St. , Savannah Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 1001 E. Gwinnett St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 786-6075, e-mail UUBC2@aol. com. Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Savannah Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sunday, 11 am, Troup Square Sanctuary. 234-0980, admin@ uusavannah.org or www.uusavannah.org. 313 E. Harris St. , Savannah Unity of Savannah Two Sunday morning Celebration Services - 9:15 and 11:00. (Children’s Church and childcare at 11:00.) Noon prayer service every Thurs. To find out about classes, workshops and more visit, www.unityofsavannah.org or call 912355-4704. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Women’s Bible Study at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 1601 Drayton St , Savannah http://www. wesleyctrs-savh.org/ Zen Meditation Classes:Intro to Zen Meditation, first Saturday of the month, 9-10am. Zen Meditation & Study Group, Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. New Location! Savannah ZenCenter, 111 E. 34th St. Savannahzencenter.com or Rev. Fugon Cindy Beach 912-429-7265.

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Support Groups Al Anon Family Groups A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 598-9860 or visit http://al_anon_savannah.freeservers.com. Savannah Al-Anon Alanon is for families and friends of alcoholics. New group meeting on Isle of Hope at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Avenue off of Parkersburg Rd. Monday nights at 7:30. Selma, 3548550. Al-Anon Family Group (Troup Square) A support group for friends and family of alcoholics, with special attention to issues of adult children of alcoholics. 495-9758 or www.al-anon.alateen.org. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. , Savannah http:// www.uusavannah.org/


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Support Group For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call Jennifer Currin, 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah http://www. memorialhealth.com/ Living without Violence The SAFE Shelter offers free drop-in counseling to anyone who is in an abusive relationship. Meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Education Building at Whitaker & McDonough St. 234-9999. First Baptist Church of Savannah, 223 Bull St. , Savannah Multiple Sclerosis support group discusses topics that are relevant to anyone with a debilitating disease every fourth Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. at Montgomery Cross Roads. 355-1523. St James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave , Savannah Nami’s International Tattlers The National Association for the Mentally Ill/local chapter’s Connected Peer, Family & Proponent Support gathering. Meets Wednesdays, 5pm-7pm @ the American Legion Post #135 on the restaurant side. 1108 Bull Street. Focuses on optimal, individual as well as optimal system performance. We will identify abusive practices & discuss alternatives. Narcotics Anonymous Call 238-5925 for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule. National Alliance on Mental Illness A recovery support group for people living with mental illness. Tuesdays: 6:308pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. Thursdays: 6:30-8pm, Pine Woods Retreat, 1149 Cornell Ave. Suite 3A. Saturdays: 1:30-3:30pm, Candler Heart & Lung Building (2nd Floor). Call 912-353-7143 for more info. Overeaters Anonymous Meets weekly at several locations. Please visit www.oa.org to locate a meeting. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Meets the first Thursday of the month. 5-6:30pm in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. For more info, call 355-6347 or 238-4666. Rape Crisis Center assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. The Rape Crisis Line is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 233-7273. The center offers free, confidential counseling for victims and their families. Senior Citizen’s Inc. Alzheimer’s Support Group For families of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. Call ahead to reserve a seat. Call Stacey Floyd at 236-0363. 3025 Bull St , Savannah Spinal Injury Support Group Meets every third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Health. For info, call Jami Murray at 350-8900. Savannah http://www.memorialhealth.com/ Support Group for Parents of Children

ARIES

(March 21–April 19) This would be an excellent week to head down to Puc n, Chile and hire a daredevil to fly you in a helicopter into the caldera of the active Villarrica volcano, whereupon you would bungee–jump out of the copter down to within 700 feet of the molten lava. If that’s too extreme or expensive for your tastes, I urge you to come up a milder adventure that will still bring you a close encounter with primal heat and light –– and maybe even some divine fire.

TAURUS

(April 20–May 20) As a mouse looks for food or shelter, it is flexible enough to fit through a hole as small as a quarter of an inch. You would really benefit from having a talent like that right now, Taurus. Of course, even if you are as slippery and pliable as you’ll need to be, you will also have to be on high alert for the inviting possibilities, some of which may be brief or subtle. For example, let’s say you spy an interesting–looking person with whom you’d love to chat. The window of opportunity may be open for less than ten seconds. Seize that moment! Refuse to get hung up in shyness. Don’t convince yourself that another chance will come along later.

GEMINI

(May 21–June 20) One of my Gemini acquaintances, Tara, has been playing a slow–moving game of tag with three friends since they were all in second grade together. They’re 27 years old now, and still live in the same city. Currently, Tara is “It,” and has been so for quite some time. But she confided in me that she plans to make a move this week. She says she’ll sneak up on one of the other players during his lunch break at work, tag him, and run away before he can tag her back. I told her she’s likely to meet with success, since this is an excellent time for you Geminis to gain an advantage in pretty much any

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LIBRA

“Far more crucial than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know,” wrote philosopher Eric Hoffer. This is a good idea for you to contemplate right now. I realize it may be a challenge for you to figure out what you would rather not know and are afraid to know and might even be allergic to knowing. Still, I hope you’ll make the effort. Maybe you could enlist a smart ally who’d be skillful in helping you uncover the taboo truth.

The human brain is composed of 30 percent protein and 70 percent fat. So it wouldn’t be incorrect to refer to you as a fathead. In order to nourish your brain cells, you’ve got to eat foods that provide two essential fatty acids your body doesn’t manufacture: omega–3 ALA and omega–6 LA. Since you’re now in a “brain–building” phase of your astrological cycle, I urge you to get more than your minimum requirements of these basics.

LEO

SCORPIO

Biologists say there are 680 species of trees and shrubs in the U.S. and Canada. By comparison, Lambir Hills National Park on the island of Borneo is the home of 1,175 species on its 128 acres. I suspect you will feel right at home in places like Lambir Hills in the coming week, Leo. Your own creative urges will be running hotter than usual, and are most likely to thrive in contexts that are themselves teeming with lush fertility and rich diversity. Please surround yourself with inspirational influences, thereby giving yourself the best possible chance to express yourself with vivid imagination.

The mawashi is the loincloth that Japanese sumo wrestlers wear while competing. It’s rare for the garment to come off, even in the heat of a match, but it did happen once in 2000, when a wrestler named Asanokiri suddenly found himself standing naked during his bout with Chiyohakuho. In conformity with sumo’s rules, Asanokiri was immediately disqualified. I don’t think you’re at risk for being rendered literally unclothed in the heat of a showdown or a plot twist, Scorpio. But I do advise you to take extra precautions to prevent a metaphorical version of that occurrence. Get your act very together, and keep it very together.

(June 21–July 22)

(July 23–Aug. 22)

VIRGO

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home,” wrote philosopher Dagobert D. Runes. Your assignment, Virgo, should you choose to accept it, is to refute that assertion. In other words, I’m inviting you to travel to all of your usual haunts and treat everything that happens there with the attitude of a first–time visitor. Just assume that the familiar people and places in your life have stimulating gifts to give and lessons to impart. Remember, though, they can’t do that to the fullest unless you expect them

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22)

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

“Dear Mr. Brezsny: My name is Sonny McGee and I own a website that caters to people who are addicted to playing poker. I’m a big fan of your horoscopes, and I’m wondering if you would like to advertise your work to our audience. Gamblers love astrology! Get in touch. – Sagittarian Wheeler Dealer.” Dear Wheeler Dealer: Thanks for your interest, but I’ll pass. I don’t like to encourage anyone to focus their gambling urges on trivial matters like card games, sports events, and lotteries. I prefer they direct that mojo to high–minded stuff like daring themselves to excel, pursu-

ing exciting and idealistic adventures, and doing brave things to help save the world. By the way, it’s prime time for you Sagittarians to ratchet up your commitment to those kinds of gambles.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22–Jan. 19) I hope you’re not so perversely attached to your demons that you’re inclined to keep providing them with a comfortable home. Why? Because the coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to permanently banish them from the premises.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) The Beauvais Cathedral in northern France has been called “the most daring achievement of Gothic architecture.” There’s a problem with the place, however –– it has never been completed. Work began in the year 1225, and experts are still talking about how to solve ongoing difficulties with construction. I don’t know when this happy ending will occur, Aquarius, but I do expect that in 2012 you will be able to put the finishing touches on your own personal version of the Beauvais Cathedral. And now would be a good time to formulate plans to do so.

PISCES

(Feb. 19–March 20) In my prayers, I’ve been negotiating with the Goddess to grant you the power to change the course of rivers, at least in a metaphorical way. I’ve also beseeched her to show you how to overthrow the Puppet Master and convert overwrought hawks into savvy doves. The Goddess seems to be seriously considering these appeals, and has even hinted she might offer you instructions on how to shape a new Adam out of one of Eve’s ribs, mythically speaking. In return, she does have one request: that you do what you can to make sure the sun rises on schedule for the next ten days.


Volunteers Be a Volunteer Gift Wrapper for Greenbriar Wrap gifts and make a holiday wish come true. Volunteeer at Greenbriar Children’s Center annual Gift Wrap Center at Oglethorpe Mall, Dec.2-4 and Dec. 9-24. Civic organizations, social organizations, churches, sororities, fraternities, businesses, and individuals needed to fill shifts. Stephanie Majors, smajors@greenbriarchildrenscenter.org. Comunity Cardiovascular Council Clerical and medical volunteers needed for non-profit working to eliminate heart disease. Flexible shifts and training provided. Staff the reception desk, answer phones, check patients in and out, etc. Medical Volunteers take blood pressure readings and assist in data management. 912-232-6624 or daleyd@ sjchs.org.

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Good Samaratin Clinic St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City needs volunteer nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, Spanish interpreters and clerical staff. The Good Samaritan Clinic serves people without insurance and whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty line. To volunteer call 964-4326. Live Oak Regional Public Libraries needs volunteers to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Call 652-3661. Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St , Savannah http://www.liveoakpl.org/ Oatland Island Education Center Oatland Island Wildlife Center often needs volunteers. Call 898-3980. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah http://www. oatlandisland.org/ Ronald McDonald House volunteers needed Help in the “home away from home” for the families of hospitalized children. Volunteers also are needed to provide home-cooked meals for families staying at the house. Volunteer internships also available for college students. Nikole Layton, 356-5520. Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue , http:// www.rmhccoastalempire.org/ The Dolphin Project of Georgia Needs boat owners, photographers and other volunteers to help conduct scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along the coast of Georgia. Next Volunteer Training is November 5. You must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit the Web site at www. TheDolphinProject.org. The Volunteer Center is a service of the United Way of the Coastal Empire. Call 2-1-1 or 651-7726, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri, or send email to volunteer@uwce.org. United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah http://www.uwce.org/ Tutoring Volunteers Needed If you are an education major, retired reading teacher or a community resident who is interested in volunteering your time to a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle

school students, call the African-American Health Information and Resource Center at 447-6605. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St , Savannah http:// www.sjchs.org/1844.cfm Urban Hope After School Ministry that provides inner city children. Urban Hope is looking for adult volunteers to help mentor the children. We are looking specifically for volunteers to help with homework, Bible Study, art classes, or other fun activities. Please visit our website, www. urbanhopesavannah.org, for more info or email us at urbanhopesav@aol.com to start enriching the lives of children. Volunteer to Assist With Filing Tax Returns AARP Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers in Georgia to help senior and low-income taxpayers prepare and file their 2012 tax returns. Any age welcome. Volunteers should be able to send e-mail and perform internet searches. Also seeking volunteers with management experience. Free IRS-certified tax training. Reimbursement for qualified programrelated expenses. Apply by Dec. 1. www.aarp.org/taxaide, OR 1-888-6872277 OR email, taxaidesavannah16@ bellsouth.net. Volunteers Needed to Conduct Workshops The Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging (CAAA) is offering the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Lay Leaders’ Training as created by Stanford University’s Patient Education Research Center. CDSMP is a six-session workshop designed for people with ongoing health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and similar conditions. Participants meet once per week, and trained lay leaders teach them about techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, nutrition, exercise, medication usage, communicating with family, friends, and health professionals. Contact Arminda @ 912-262-2841 or email: aperch@crc.ga.gov http://www.crc. ga.gov/default.aspx

Kid’s Happenings First Saturday Family Art Labs Sat. Dec. 3: The Collage Family. Held at the Jepson Center for the Arts, W. York and Barnard Streets. Based on the Telfair Museums exhibitions and collections, Family Art Lab begins with discussion and discovery in the gallery and culminates with a take home art project in our education studio. 10:30am12noon. Ages 5-9 and parent or guardian. Admission, Free, but please arrive prior to 10:30 as space is limited. Information: Please call 912.790.8823 or email bradleyk@telfair.org Irish Dancers of Savannah Savannah’s first organized Irish dance school welcomes dancers, ages 4 and up, to join our group. “Join the Dance” to learn Irish Step and Ceili (Irish square) Dancing at a relaxed pace. Convenient mid-town location. Reasonable rates. Whether dancing “just for fun” or competition, the IDS makes Irish dancing a fun loving activity the entire family can enjoy! For more information, call 912-897-5984 or email irishdancsav@ aol.com Adult classes also available. Positive Youth Basketball Camp Held at the basketball courts behind Jenkins High School on East DeRenne Ave. Every Saturday in Nov. & Dec. 10am-12pm. Application fee: $40/per child for uniforms, and $40/per child for warm-ups. Ages 5-14 (male & female). $15/hour one-on-one training per child. Contact Coach Maurice, 912-428-1709. Toddler Third Thursdays Especially for pre-schoolers and their adult companions. Thurs. Nov. 17 program: “A Jug With a Face.” Thursday, Dec. 15 program: “The Me, Myself, and I Collage.” 10—11:30am. Held at the Jepson Center for the Arts, W. York Street & Barnard Street. Explore artwork from Telfair exhibits and complete a related project. Ages: 3-5 plus parent, guardian, or supervising adult. Registration and adult supervision required. Admission is $5 per child. Accompanying adults are free with museum membership; $12 for non-members. 790.8823 or email bradleyk@telfair.org to register. cs

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509 SAN ANTON DRIVE 3BR/2BA,Great Location. Large Formal Living and DR. New Roof 2008. New HVAC 2007. Large Fenced Yard. $139,000. Tom Whitten, Realty Executives Coastal Empire 912-663-0558 Call 912-721-4350 and Place Your Classified Ad Today!

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HOUSES 4 Bedrooms 623 Windsor Rd $1200 3 Bedrooms 36 Deerwood $1125 101 Wilshire Blvd $995 510 Red Oak Rd $925 143 Bordeaux Ln $895 5 Arthur Cir $895 21 Arthur Cir $875 14 Sherwood Rd $775 2012 Nash St. $750 Garden City 105 Nelson Ave. $875 2 Bedrooms 315 E.58th $775 118 W. 56th St $625 APARTMENTS 2 Bedroom 654B E.36th St. $595 1128 E.53rd St. $495

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108 Evora St., Westside 3BR/1.5BA, large garage, fenced yard, CH&A $750/month. 1911 New Mexico 2 large BR, 1.5BA, hardwood floors, w/d and equipped kitchen, CH&A $725/month. 237 W.73rd St. near HAAF 2BR Duplex, heat/air, equipped kitchen $500/month. 19 Arline Drive, Southside 3BR, fenced yard, CH&A. Available Dec. 1st $750/month. 78 Altman Terrace 2BR/1BA, CH&A, new renovation. Available Dec. 1st. $700/month. *$35 Non-Refundable App. Fee Req. Hal Brodmann, 912-713-7957

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Duplex: 2 small bedrooms, bath, living room, dining room, no CH&A. $425/month plus deposit. Call 912-232-7750. 1/2-OFF 1ST MONTH’S RENT! Rent A Manufactured home,14x70,on high/wooded lot. 3BR/2BA,save $$$, Gas, heat and stove, central air, refrigerator,full mini-blinds, carpeting and draperies, washer/dryer hookups, 48sqft. deck w/hand rails and steps, double-car cement parking pad. Swimming pool, recreational areas, on-site garbage service(twice weekly) and fire protection included, cable TV available, guest parking. Starting at $500/month,including lot rent. 800 Quacco Road. 925-9673. 1703 Vine Street 3 BR 1 BA House for Rent. CH/ A $ 725/ $ 700 Dep. Call anytime 912-224-0985 1735 Kingsway Brick Home 3BR, 1BA. Den, Laundry rm, New carpet, Freshly painted, No pets. Credit/ Background check. $850/$ 850 Dep. 912 786-4233 1926 CLEMSON: 3BR, nice bedrooms, covered carport $750. 1517 GROVE: 3BR, new carpet, wonderful kitchen, W/D included $775. Call 912-257-6181 2019 E.38TH 1BR/1BA, LR and kitchen w/appliances. Very nice apt Convenient neighborhood to shopping and Home Depot at Victory Drive. No pets. $550/rent, $500/deposit 912-352-4391 or 912-658-4559 2130 ADAMS AVENUE: 3BR/1BA, LR, den, washroom, kitchen/dining room combo $700/month, $700/dep. Section 8 welcome. Call 912-658-1627

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2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apt. Central heat/air, appliances included. $550/month. 912-228-1242

3BR/2BA HOME for rent in Richmond Hill with big yard & pond. $850/month plus $850/security deposit. Call 912-663-0299 3 Houses ForRent 1 South Side Savannah Mall $750/ $750 dep 2-East Side off Pennsylvania Ave $650/$650 Dep References Required. CH/A, Porches, Laundry room, Carpet 912-754-4008 730 E. 46TH: 2BR/1BA $875/mo 1317 GOLDEN AVE. 2BR/1BA $450 1149 DARWIN: 3BR/2BA $850 1304 E. 39th 3BR/ 2BA $ 895 +DEPOSIT, NO-PETS NO-SMOKING CALL BILL or TONYA :650-2711

917 ELLIOTT STREET-$600/month 3BR/1BA, newly renovated, carpet, total electric LR, CH&A, large fenced backyard. Section 8 Welcome. Call 912-508-2246

9B OAK FOREST LANE 2BR/1BA, Washer/Dryer Connection, Alarm System . $650/$650 Deposit. 912-398-4424

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2118 New Mexico, off Pennsylvania,3BR/1BA, LR, eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, fully furnished,laundry room, carport, fenced yard.Outside pet ok w/deposit. $775/mo. if paid by 1st, $750/dep. Available Now. 912-352-8251 FIRST MONTH 50% OFF! SOUTHSIDE: 3 Chateaugay, next to Welwood. 3BR/1.5BA, central heat/air, furnished-kitchen,LR,laundry-room, carport, fenced yard, new roof,new floor,new paint.Outside pets OK.Available Now. $875/month if paid by 1st, $850/deposit.. No Section-8. 912-352-8251

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•4602 Lanier Driver: 2BR Apt. $660/month + security. •1202 E.37th: 3BR/1BA house, LR,DR, kitchen, window AC, gas heat $600/month + sec. dep. •1202 McCarthy Avenue: 2BR Apt, window AC $450/mo + sec. dep. •812 W.39th: 2BR/2BA $600/mo. •1610 Ott St: 1BR Apt. $400/mo. + sec. deposit. ATTENTION LANDLORDS: If you are a landlord looking for a property manager, don’t just call a realtor, call one that specializes in rental property management. Lester Branch Property Management can assist you in the management of your property. Call Lester at 912-313-8261 or 912-234-5650. Happenings: All the info about clubs, groups and events. Only at www.connectsavannah.com

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Good Land Lord Seeking Good Tenant Retired/ Couple CLEAN’freshley painted 2BR/ 1 BA • Proof of income • Reference required • Background check 1314 E. 54th Street $495/$495 dep 912-897-3801

River Lot, near Hardeeville SC River lot w/ single wide mobile home, Water furnished $475/$475dep. . Lot on River /septic hook-up $ 225 / $225 dep water furnished, RV/ camper 912-964-4451 Rooming House on 38th St, Apartment $160/wk $20 key dep. Rooms $85/ $20 key dep. Furnished Utilities included 912-234-9779

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897-1984, 8am-7pm WESTSIDE **1922 Fenwick: 3BR/2BA, den, no kitchen appliances $750. **1932 Fenwick: 4BR/2BA, no kitchen appliances $775. **1930 Fenwick: 3BR/1BA Duplex, kitchen appliances furnished $575. EASTSIDE **430 Lawton Ave. 2-story house, 5BR/2BA $850. **430A 2-story apt. 3BR/2BA, w/d hookup, kitchen appliances furnished $675. *All above have carpet, A/C/heat, washer/dryer hookup, fenced yard. References, application. One-year lease minimum. Deposit same as rent. None total electric, No smoking, pets negotiable. NEAR BUCKHALTER 2BR/1.5BA Mobile home on private lot. Available soon; taking applications. $525/month + deposit. NEAR ARMSTRONG 3 or 4BR/2BA, 2-story, very private, no pets. Taking applications $795/month + deposit. 912-234-0548; No Section 8

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ONE, TWO & THREE BR Apts. & Houses for rent. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. 1/2 month OffGood for this month only. 912-844-5996 OR 912-272-6820 SOUTHSIDE •1BR apts, washer/dryer included. Water & trash included, $625/month. •2BR/1.5BA townhouse apt, total electric, w/washer & dryer/$650. Call 927-3278 or 356-5656

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AVAILABLE ROOMS: CLEAN, comfortable rooms. Washer/dryer, air, cable, HBO, ceiling fans. $110-$140 weekly. No deposit. Call Ike @ 844-7065 CLEAN, FURNISHED ROOM on busline, $110-145 per week plus deposit. Utilities Included. Call 912-660-2875. CLEAN, QUIET, Room & Efficiencies for Rent.On Busline, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer. Rates from $85-$165/week. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909

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ROOMMATES WANTED: Clean w/central heat/air, stove, refrigerator, cable, washer/dryer. On busline. Starting @ $125/week. Call 912-323-6618 FURNISHED EFFICIENCY: 1510 Lincoln St. $155/week or $165/week for double occupancy, Includes microwave, refrigerator, stove, & utilities! Call 912.231.0240

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08 Honda Civic SI HONDA CIVIC SI, 2008 BLACK SEDAN 6 SPEED MANUAL, 56,000 MILES GOOD CONDITION $16,000.00 (912)927-3706 1987- FIAT BERTONE x 1/9 running good. $4200 OBO 912-572-2477

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Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932. LARGE VICTORIAN with windows on two sides, across from library, nicely furnished, all utilities. TV/cable/internet, washer/dryer, $140/week. $504/month. 912-231-9464 Other apts. avail.

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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.

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