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WEDNESDAY 4.14 Drunk Spelling Bee

Join El-Rocko Lounge on Wednesdays for a drunken scholastic event- Drunk Spelling Bee. Enter by purchasing three drinks at El-Rocko between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. El-Rocko Lounge 117 Whitaker St.

Trivia Night with Jess Shaw

Jess Shaw and Kevin Ryan will guide participants through an evening of trivia and self discovery at Service Brewing. The first place team receives a $100 cash prize. 6:30 p.m. Service Brewing Company 574 Indian St. servicebrewing.com

THURSDAY 4.15 2021 Valor Awards

A couple of Savannah’s exceptional first responders will be honored Thursday, April 15 by the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire. While one is a police officer and the other is a paramedic, they both heroically risked their lives and safety with no reluctance to save citizens in imminent danger. 6-8 p.m. Charles H. Morris Center 10 East Broad St. $25 912-721-4418. info@twohundredclub.org twohundredclub.org

Bingo! at Elks Lodge

Join Elks Lodge for Bingo on Thursdays and Sundays. Enjoy great family fun, good food at the snack bar and many chances to win cash. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Elks Lodge 183 Wilshire Blvd.

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“A Conversation with the Savannah Landscape” reception

FRIDAY 4.16 Potable Gold: Madeira Tradition

The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s Grand Bohemian Gallery will feature the work of accomplished painter Dottie Turner Leatherwood and other artists in its 2021 Savannah Series. Savannah native Dottie Turner Leatherwood’s paintings will be featured in an exhibit entitled “A Conversation with the Savannah Landscape.” 4-7 p.m. The Grand Bohemian Gallery 700 Drayton St.

Join the Davenport House Museum for their annual celebration of the Madeira Tradition on April 16, 22 and 30th. Patrons are oriented to the long and rich tradition of Madeira as it relates to the history of Savannah and will participate in a Madeira party. 5:30-6:45 p.m. Davenport House 324 E State St. $22 info@davenporthousemuseum.org

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Enjoy live music by Danielle Hicks and the Resistance, martini specials, and a complimentary raffle ticket at Martinis at the Mansion. This month the proceeds will benefit Savannah Chatham CASA. third Thursday of every month, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mansion on Forsyth Park 700 Drayton St.

Salsa Thursdays at Mint to Be Mojitos

Join Salsa Savannah on Thursdays at Mint to Be Mojitos for free beginner dance lessons. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Mint to Be Mojitos 12 W State St.

Sulfur Studios Artist Talk: Clinton Edminster

Join Sulfur Studios for an Artist Talk with Clinton Edminster, the owner and founder of Starlandia Art Supply, to discuss their sponsored exhibition “ReNew.” Tune in via Instagram Live @sulfurstudios April 10-18 2-3 p.m. Online

Fire & Wine

Enjoy half off bottles of wine and fire pits in the courtyard. Purchase one of our s’mores kits, marshmallows included, for the ultimate yearround fall experience. 6-9 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe 1919 Bull St.

Forsyth Farmers Market

Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Forsyth Park Drayton St. & E Park Ave. Free to attend. Items for sale. 912-484-0279 forsythfarmersmarket.com

Islands Farmers Market

Weekly farmers market on Talahi Island highlighting local growers and makers, healthy foods and a positive environment. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Islands Farmers’ Market 401 Quarterman Dr. facebook.com/ islandsfarmersmarket

JLS Low Country Boil Annual Auction

Join the Junior League of Savannah for our Low Country Boil and Annual Auction Event. One drink is included per ticket price. Register online. 6:30-9 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House, Thunderbolt 2909 River Dr. $35-$64

Planet Fitness Victory Drive Grand-Opening

Join the Planet Fitness family as they open their location on Victory Drive. For a limited time, secure a coveted Black Card membership for just $0.25 down and just $19.99 a month giving you access to more than 2,000 locations across the country and the ability to bring a f riend to the gym any day. 11 a.m. Planet Fitness 2142 E Victory Dr. Hannah.ulm@pfsoutheast.com

Run for Wishes Skidaway Island

Make-A-Wish Georgia is hitting the trails and hosting their 5K/10K walk/run at Skidaway Island State Park. Enjoy the sunrise 5K at 7:00 a.m. or the 10K at 8:30 a.m.. Whether you’re a runner or walker, you’ll experience beautiful scenery and a challenging course. The dollars raised f rom this event will help grant life-changing wishes to the local community. 7-11 a.m. Skidaway Island State Park 52 Diamond Cswy. mlowe@georgia.wish.org. georgia.wish.org/runforwishes

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SUNDAY 4.18 22 Square Sunday Brunch

Enjoy Sunday brunch at the Andaz featuring a pre-fixed menu. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Andaz Hotel 14 Barnard St.

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TUESDAY 4.20 Free Yoga on the Beach at the The Deck Enjoy free yoga on the Tybee sponsored by The Deck Beach Bar & Kitchen. Bring a large beach towel, your mat or a tapestry, a hat and sunglasses, water and a friend. 9-10 a.m. The Deck Beachbar and Kitchen, 404 Butler Ave.

Toddler Tuesday at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Explore the wonders of nature with all kind of wild fun for your wee ones. This week’s theme is “Eye Spy Bobcat!” Pre-registration required. 10 & 11 a.m. Oatland Island Wildlife Center 711 Sandtown Rd. spsccpss.com/schools/oatland

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Spring brings changes - and in Savannah, pollen, lots of pollen - and with change, there should be reflection. My first-ever visit to Savannah was a solo one. I had just graduated college in Ohio and although I was applying literally coast-to-coast, I didn’t have a solid job, yet. This was my chance to travel, to visit friends and be free before the boughs of employment tied me down for undetermined amounts of time to one spot. I arrived to Tybee Island about 7 a.m., I checked myself into the Dunes Inn and napped until noon. Once I was up, I hopped on a Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure boat ride, took myself to Sting Ray’s and had a tall glass of RJ Rockers Brewing Company’s Son of a Peach. I also walked to the IGA and bought myself some NV Meinhardt’s Tybee Island Watermelon wine.

That was nearly a decade ago. It was the best couple of days. I actually still have the wine bottle sitting atop my fridge, no longer housing wine but now serving as a vase memorializing my trip of independence and salt air. Now, I live just 45 minutes from the shore and 20 from the lively and beautiful downtown Savannah. It’s crazy the way life works, isn’t it? I typed in ‘beach’ in my Garmin and just went wherever it took me, but now this is my home. More than that, this is the place where my career has taken me: telling the story of the very place I ventured for a getaway vacation. Incredible. You always have to take a step back and be in awe of where you are now. This life is wonderful if you can just take it all in. We love hearing your stories of your favorite local staples and how those staples found their home here in the Hostess City and surrounding areas. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you’ve got a great recommendation of a local story for us to cover.


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A finished medallion serves to show progress in the Broughton Streetscapes Presentations on the City’s website. PHOTOS COURTESY OF CITY OF SAVANNAH

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CONSTRUCTION ON Broughton St. was the perfect storm when it first started in April 2020 and less and less tourists were able to travel to visit the city. Now, the project has become so much more than when it originally started, but lights at the end of the over-ayear long tunnel are being revealed bit by bit and the city is looking to celebrate their new streetscape with a block party Saturday, June 26. Susan Broker and her team in Project Communication serve as citizen liaisons for the project, connecting the businesses to a neutral party in the whole project and said the city put a ton into community engagement and input to make sure the project would benefit all parties. “We’re putting a lot of investment in, not just the infrastructure, but the street level and the streetscape because Broughton is our premier shopping area and our core to our downtown,” said Broker, senior director for Special Events, Film and Tourism with the City of Savannah. The portion of E. Broughton St. closest to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. is completed, aside from some foliage to come in the fall. The first of a long line of finished projects to make up a whole new historic downtown street. The City is expecting construction all the way to Drayton St. to be done by February of next year. “Once it’s done, this is going to be a project that the city will really be proud of,” said Cristy Llewellyn Lawrence, senior director for Capital Project Management within the City of Savannah. The new sidewalks will be adorned with new aesthetically pleasing streetlights, brand new bike racks, whole new benches and

medallions engrained into the concrete to serve as markers of where passersby are at on Broughton St. “We’re putting them at every intersection,” Lawrence said. They’re also widening the sidewalks and narrowing the lanes to make it more pedestrian friendly. There will be new brick crosswalks in every intersection. Another big element to the project is the festival zone going in between Whitaker and Drayton streets, with a compass rose design with colored concrete. Within the festival zone, there won’t be any curb so they can easily close it for festivals and have more pedestrian events, Lawrence said. The project started in April 2020, so there were delays immediately. When they opened up the first intersection, they found the utilities underground were nothing like the plans they had, Lawrence said. “To the public, it looked like we opened it up and didn’t do anything,” Lawrence said. “That’s why we started the Zoom meetings.” Lawrence’s team has aired Zoom presentations every two weeks since last July – with the goal of informing everybody of what was going on, of the delays and of the new deadlines. “This street has been here for so long, there were just a lot of unknowns underground,” she said. Now, they’re doing ground-penetrating radar, which is a way they can, without disturbing the ground, radar and get a picture of what is underneath, Lawrence said. “That’s what we’re going to do going forward to avoid these delays that we ran into in the first two blocks,” Lawrence said. ‘STREETSCAPE’ CONTINUES ON PAGE 8

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Intersections are closed one at a time in succession down Broughton St. from west to east. Each intersection closure includes Broughton St. on both sides of the intersection up to the adjacent intersection. ‘Explore Broughton’ Block Party The block party is being planned to help with the businesses who have suffered due to the surrounding construction, like Chocolat who’s Vice President Alexandra Trujillo de Taylor said their business has operated at a 55% loss at their Broughton St. location due to lack of customers willing to walk down a construction site for the last year. “They are fatigued right now: they’ve been through COVID, they’ve been through this construction, they’re exhausted,” Broker said. “We’re trying to find a way to lift that burden from them and bring something to them.”

The party will be on the first two blocks to help drive pedestrian traffic to the businesses that have been impacted, but also to celebrate the project and showcase it. “We want to bring our locals back to Savannah, back to downtown, to see what’s going on,” Broker said. “The idea is that we want people in Savannah to rediscover and explore Broughton again. We just want folks to see that it’s easy to still come down to Savannah and this beautification and infrastructure project is going to be enhancing your experience when you come down.”

The presentations are available for viewing at savannahga.gov under the Broughton St. tab. Watch for announcements about the Block Party in future issues of Connect Savannah and at connectsavannah.com.


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The 5 Spot announces the future opening of a new restaurant location in Sandfly. IMAGE COURTESY OF THE FIVE SPOT

The 5 Spot posts construction photos to their social media of their new Sandfly location to open in summer. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE 5 SPOT

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The 5 Spot new location will be open for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch BY FRANK RICCI

THE GASLIGHT GROUP, a Savannahbased hospitality company, is opening a new location of its popular restaurant, The 5 Spot, at the Shops at Sandfly retail center this summer. The business expects to add 40 to 50 new jobs to the local economy, according to CoOwner Brian Huskey.

“The overwhelming local support that we’ve seen at The 5 Spot Midtown and at our food truck, The 5 Spot Mobile, have allowed us to take this next step to grow our business,” Huskey said. “My family, and our team, will always be grateful to the Savannah locals for their support.” The 5 Spot Sandfly location will be open for lunch and dinner all week, with weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Other restaurants owned by The Gaslight Group include B. Matthew’s Eatery, The 5 Spot Midtown, Abe’s on Lincoln and The 5 Spot Mobile food truck. Huskey emphasized the additional jobs the new location creates. “We’ll be hosting jobs fairs in the coming months and look forward to hiring people from all over Savannah,” Huskey said. “But, my hope has always been to own the type of restaurants where our neighbors feel comfortable sending their kids for their first jobs and where young people will want to work after school or on their summer breaks.” The family-friendly focus is also found on the current menu at The 5 Spot location in Habersham Village. Aiming for options that everyone can enjoy, the restaurant offers selections including hand-breaded chicken fingers, creative burger and sandwich options, fresh salads and special entrees daily. A prominent hire for the Sandfly location is the addition of Jake Brooks to serve as general manager. The former director of restaurants and bars at The Drayton Hotel, his resume also includes stints at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Mina Group and Noho Hospitality Group, all in Baltimore, Maryland. The Gaslight Group chose Brooks because, among other things, he has the blend of corporate and family business experience they look for when hiring managers.

Brooks will introduce a beverage program at The 5 Spot Sandfly to complement the variety of the menu. “Our beverage program will mirror the very successful one at The 5 Spot Midtown, including daily drink specials and a weekday happy hour,” Brooks said. “We’ll have house cocktails, house wine and large selection of draft and bottled beer. Like our food menu, we plan to have something for everyone at the bar.” The company said a location in Sandfly has been studied for a while, including before the pandemic, along with potential locations in Richmond Hill and Statesboro. The location at The Shops at Sandfly became available under unusual circumstances. Another location in the shopping center that housed an Italian restaurant, was later occupied by What’s For Dinner?, a catering and takeaway prepared meals business. A fire in early September 2020 gutted that space. What’s for Dinner? moved into a temporary location for a while, but it is now moving out and preparing to restart in their original location. That opened space for The 5 Spot and the Gaslight Group decided to take it on. Holmes + Salter, a local interior design firm, has been contracted to completely renovate the space. It will be gutted and redesigned in the style of other Gaslight Group restaurants. Although still fluid, a late-July opening date is planned.


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GetMyBoat serach engine offers rentals and resources for summer fun. PHOTO COURTESY OF GETMYBOAT

whole has been steadily declining and failing to bring in a new generation of boaters. This failure is unfortunate because boating is one of the best ways to have memorable experiences, and it shouldn’t be difficult to find, book and enjoy.” Bryan Petro, chief operating officer for GetMyBoat, said the company experienced major losses when COVID-19 hit, but around May last year there was a huge spike in rentals. “When the stay-at-home order was put in place back in the spring here in the U.S., our business dropped off a cliff and hit the bottom,” Petro said. “In May, however, we saw a huge rebound in business, and by July, we experienced 3,900% growth from our April lows.” Petro said GetMyBoat is a good option for social distancing. “With boating being a great activity for family fun while practicing social distancing, we have seen a surge in interest and corresponding bookings,” said Petro. Overall, GetMyBoat wants to ensure fun for everyone. “Our mission is to make boating more accessible and affordable to all demographics,” Streif said. “Our future goals are always to grow our community of users, add more types of boats and water experiences in all locations, and to always strive to bring the most seamless booking experience for boating to our users.”

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THE WEATHER IS getting warmer, so there’s no better time to start planning those socially distanced getaways than now. What better way to enjoy the hot weather than cruising along the shore in a yacht with an icy beverage or kayaking down a riverbank through the mossy trees? GetMyBoat is a search engine that has named themselves, “Airbnb for boats.” The company aims to make over-the-water fun possible for those that are seeking captained experiences or drive-it-yourself rentals. According to GetMyBoat Marketing Manager Val Streif, GetMyBoat first launched in 2013 in San Francisco. The idea began when Co-Founders Sascha Mornell and Rafael Collado were out on the water. “They noticed all the boats sitting unused in dock slips at marinas,” Streif said. “They asked themselves, ‘How can more people gain access to great boating experiences for less?’ A few years later and with the emergence of the sharing economy, Sascha and Rafael brought GetMyBoat to life. It quickly expanded from San Francisco and California across the United States and around the world.” Savannahians can use GetMyBoat to explore the nearest available resources to go jet skiing, kayaking and even participate in dolphin tours. “We have boating experiences available in all 50 states,” the marketing manager said. “The most popular are Florida, California, New York, South Carolina, North Carolina and Texas.” Streif shares that GetMyBoat is solving an issue. “Before GetMyBoat, the boat charter industry was an extremely fragmented market and was inaccessible to most of the public,” Streif said. “In many cases, the only access to boats was via a travel agent, two levels removed from the boat owner. In addition to this, the boating industry as a

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SD Gunner Fund will host a Sporting Clay Shootout April 17 in Midway. PHOTOS COURTESY OF SD GUNNER FUND

Shootout for service dogs The 2nd annual SD Gunner Fund Sporting Clay Shootout works to provide service dogs to the local community

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SD GUNNER FUND will host their second annual Sporting Clay Shootout on April 17 in Midway at the Dorchester Shooting Preserve. This event raises donations to provide service dogs to veterans, first-responders and exceptional needs children while also inspiring disability awareness through public education and awareness. The catered event includes 15 clay pigeon target stations simulating the unpredictability of live-quarry shooting with a variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances and target sizes. There will be auction items, top shooter prizes and swag bags. In addition, a variety of sponsorship opportunities have been created, catering to all budgets and commitment levels. Britnee Kinard started the volunteerled non-profit organization in 2014 after her husband, retired Sgt. Hamilton Kinard suffered life-altering injuries while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. SD Gunner Fund is named after

their mascot and Hamilton’s Great Pyrenees service dog, Gunner. “My family and I have struggled to navigate our way through the system, and we do not want anyone to ever have to go through what we’ve been through,” Britnee said. “Service animals help veterans like my husband so much, but the government refuses to recognize this.” Elena Nock, SD Gunner Fund Sporting Clay event chairperson, said “It started with Britnee’s vision training dogs and has blossomed from there.” Last year’s event raised over $17,000 and all of the donations stayed in the local community. “This event is geared toward raising money for service dogs, but that is not all we do,” Nock said. “A lot of the other things we offer are community support for veterans, first responders, and special needs classrooms. We bring the dogs once or twice a year to the classroom, we feed veterans and have helped pay bills.” The organization also offers service dog training.

“We offer classes teaching owners and qualified dogs obedience and train service dogs,” Nock said. “Some might want mobility training or anxiety interruption, or special needs assistance for Autistic children.” LeAnn Dehoney received her service dog Finley from SD Gunner Fund. “Finley has changed my life in more ways than I ever imagined possible,” she said. “He is always there for me. If I am sad or upset, he is patient and never leaves me. He never judges me based on my disabilities; instead he loves me more because he knows I need it. I used to get very anxious in big groups because I always felt awkward or uncomfortable. Having my best friend by my side gives me purpose and brings me so much joy and love. I could not imagine my life without him! “ SD Gunner Fund hopes to raise over $25,000 for their event this year to support veterans, first-responders and children living with disabilities in the local community.

For information, visit sdgunner.org.

Service Dog Finley works for a female veteran and first responder.

Service Dog Sasha works for a veteran.

Service Dog Bambi works for a veteran’s depedent.


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Sophia Hofeling completes burpee box jump overs at River Drive Crossfit gym. PHOTO COURTESY OF RIVER DRIVE CROSSFIT BY JOSH WINSLOW

IT’S 5:30 P.M. on a Wednesday in Thunderbolt. Just past Tubby’s Tankhouse, members of River Drive CrossFit jog past the Wilmington River as shrimp boats bob in the water in the afternoon light opposite them. Opened in July, 2019 by Savannah natives Trent and Danielle Williams, River

Drive CrossFit draws on the couple’s combined nine years of CrossFit training and experience with which the two have built a vibrant space where fitness and community are mutually supported. River Drive’s own Sophia Hofeling recently qualified for the CrossFit Open Semi-finals, placing in the top 10% of over seventy thousand entrants. The Williams met through CrossFit and

began dreaming of opening their own gym not long after, drawing on Trent’s training and gym management experience as well as Danielle’s business and marketing chops to create their own mark on the Savannah fitness scene. When asked what they wanted to present to the community, Danielle said, “We’re not ‘gurus’ of fitness, not doctors or Yodas or big-wigs of the fitness industry. CrossFit works, we know it

works, and so we’re going to do CrossFit. This is where you get to play as adults, to hang out with friends. It’s meant to be fun.” As if on cue, a class of twenty or so adults hop onto the monkey-bars and adjust their grip in preparation for the next exercise. Trent turns up the music and the reps begin. It looks intense, but it looks fun, too. River Drive offers fitness consultations


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Members of River Drive Crossfit workout in the facility in Thunderbolt. PHOTO COURTESY OF RIVER DRIVE CROSSFIT

Sophia Hofeling is captured mid-workout at River Drive Crossfit gym. She recently qualified for the CrossFit Open Semi-finals, placing in the top 10% of over seventy thousand entrants. PHOTO COURTESY OF RIVER DRIVE CROSSFIT

Members of River Drive Crossfit relax after finishing a workout in the facility in Thunderbolt. PHOTO COURTESY OF RIVER DRIVE CROSSFIT

in, this is it.” That fear of having too large a space turned out to be a blessing for the gym and River Drive reopened with five-person classes in the large, sunlit space. Hofeling did temperature checks at the door and not a single transmission occurred between members. As one class wraps up, the next starts to filter into the gym; they’re palpably excited. I hear a sailor with an Australian accent express her excitement that she found a local boat to crew on and could stay here to do more CrossFit. Another member shared matter-of-factly that she just cancelled her other gym membership. I asked if they would share their thoughts on the gym and how this space made them feel; over and over again I heard that their time at River Drive makes them feel strong, empowered and more appreciative of what their body can do rather than what it looks like. Looking ahead, Danielle said her and Trent want to maintain what’s been forged at River Drive. “We’ve fostered community and health here, it’s not about big, huge or lofty or being the best — we want to maintain,” she said. “We want to build community rather than our wallets, it’s been community from the start.”

Fitness consultations and childcare is available on site, with classes available from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with additional events on the weekends. Yoga classes are available and there’s even a massage therapist on site from from Low Country Massage and Wellness, instagram.com/lowcountrymassageandwellness/. For additional program information and schedules check outriverdrivecrossfit. com or follow them on instagram at instagram.com/riverdrivecrossfit.

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to all comers and a scaled workout system where anyone can show up and either complete the prescribed Workout of the Day or a tiered equivalent which focuses on the same movements and muscles. The tiered approach makes CrossFit more accessible to all, Danielle likens it to basketball, and said, “Lots of people love to play basketball with their friends - basketball is not the NBA, but that’s all that people see.” This simple reminder that CrossFit is not just elite athletes at the top of their game but rather a cross section of all of us with our own personal or fitness goals sets a tone of inclusivity and support among the membership. Hofeling came to River Drive while attending nursing school at Georgia Southern University after it was recommended by a classmate. At first, she traded her time working in River Drive’s childcare facility for membership; later she worked the front desk and helped clean the gym. “It’s been an evolution, they are my family. They are invested in me and I in them” she said. Since graduating, Hofeling has worked nights and said River Drive helped her develop the mental toughness she needs to work as a nurse. “No matter what is going on in my life, I can come here and destress,” she said. “This place has given me confidence and a sense of self that I hope everyone can experience.” Danielle complimented Hofeling’s personal drive and dedication, but in Hofeling‘s own words she credits Trent, saying “I just show up and listen to Trent.” The gym itself is a large former warehouse with natural light pouring in over the rows of equipment. The space feels open, and every surface seems to reflect intention and care, with hand-painted motivational signs, workout routines, leaderboards and a whole section of chalkboards filled with feedback, jokes and gratitude from the members. There’s even a section of recommendations of where to eat and drink in town — solid suggestions, too. Danielle said she came upon the location by accident, seeing a for sale or lease sign on a property she was certain wasn’t listed online. She was worried about its size however, understanding that gyms which opened with too big a space often suffered because of it. All that extra space became a boon for River Drive when pandemic precautions shut so many local businesses down. For a moment, she was terrified, she thought, “after eight months

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FRI., APRIL 16 Festival goers of the Savannah Music Festival experienced a very different musical experience than will be presented this year. PHOTO COURTESY SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL

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THE CHOICE TO get out and enjoy live music again is being presented to Savannah locals in the form of smaller “boutique” performances this year as part of the Savannah Music Festival. The typical 17-day, 80-some concert series that is the Savannah Music Festival is bringing back their performances in a vigilant way, presenting nine concerts in two venues as a means of getting 100 or so people per concert back to gathering for live entertainment. “These are – for the most part – really acclaimed artists that are playing for very small audiences, so they’re going to be unique experiences for people,” said Ryan McMaken, Artistic Director, Savannah Music Festival. The spring season of SMF will be a mix of classical, jazz and American and international roots concerts running May 23 through May 30, held in the Metal Building at Trustees’ Garden and the Trinity United Methodist Church on Telfair Square. Tickets go on sale to the public April 20. Both the venues are opening with precautions and will have limited capacity seating – approximately 100 festivalgoers for each concert. McMaken said there is an algorithm in place following each set of tickets purchased to create distancing between groups. “The seating will be spaced out and we

have a whole bunch of policies around that try to make people feel safe coming back and making sure we’re not creating any sort of risky environment,” he said. Additionally, the organizers are working now on plans to live stream many of the concerts in this season, to provide access to those who might not get tickets. More information on that schedule will be going out soon. McMaken said the festival starts with two concerts Sunday, May 23 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis. Then, following will be: • Tuesday, May 25: Performance Today’s “Piano Puzzler” with Bruce Adolphe and Fred Child, at 6 p.m., • Wednesday, May 26: Ulysses Owens Jr.’s Generation Y and Camille Thurman & the Darrell Green Quartet, at 7:30 p.m., • Thursday, May 27: David Finkel, cello & Wu Han, piano at Trinity United Methodist Church, at 5:30 p.m., and Rodney Crowell at the Metal Building, at 8 p.m., • Friday, May 28: Amythyst Kiah and Jontavious Willis at the Metal Building, at 8 p.m., • Saturday, May 29: Paul Huang, violin & Anne-Marie McDermott, piano, in Trinity Untied Methodist Church, at 3 p.m., and • Sunday, May 30: Jeremy Denk, piano, in Trinity United Methodist church, at 3 p.m. “I think it’ll be a great couple of concerts and I’m really excited that they’re willing to play for a hundred people in Savannah,” McMaken said. Since they can’t do a full festival season right now, he said they’re coming back with

this as a start and then planning some concerts in the fall – probably mid-October to late October – at indoor and outdoor venues across town. “We’ll be able to get back – geez, hopefully 50% capacity levels by that point, if not more,” McMaken said. “We’ve already moved St. Paul and the Broken Bones to that timeframe at the Mercer Theater and we’re working on some other programs for that.” McMaken said this finalization of the festival was their third shot at scheduling after the defeat from last year’s shutdown just 10 days before the festival was supposed to begin. This year they planned out a ’21 festival and a bigger event for this May, but instead they’re back to small specialty concerts with social distancing. “We try to mix it up and I think we’ll be doing more and more year-round programming because just the way things are going right now in this industry,” McMaken said. “A lot of people are having to shift what they do; we’re one of them.” The full festival will be back March 24 to April 9 of 2022 with the full season with 80-plus concerts over 17 days, McMaken said. “I really do hope and believe that we’ll be back to standard programming in the spring of ’22,” he said. “The goal really is to kind of reemerge as COVID will allow us, you know? We were trying to be ready to do as much as we can at this time, and this is it.”

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Musician excited to share his music with ‘new souls’ BY DJ HELLERMAN

SINGER AND INSTRUMENTALIST, Pete Henry will play his first ever gig in Savannah, April 16, at Jazz’d Tapas Bar from 7:30 – 11 p.m. Connect Savannah caught up with him on tour to discuss his Savannah debut. Connect Savannah: Where were you based for the pandemic? How did you focus your time and energy throughout 2020? Pete Henry: I was on tour early in 2020 as things were escalating, there was a lot of chatter about this new virus everywhere I was going. As mid-March rolled around, I managed to fit in my last show for that tour in mid-state Washington. I remember waking up the next day to news of shutdowns, so I just headed straight for Southern Wisconsin which is where I hang my hat now and where I was based for much of the pandemic, at least the initial stages. Everything seemed to be happening so fast, as all of my future bookings and contracts were falling out from underneath me, I started to focus my energy on things other than music. I got back into construction, home improvement, and found some work at a local distillery that was faring the pandemic by switching over from beverages to hand sanitizer. I built a treehouse in the back of my dad’s property that I’m pretty proud of,

and even tried my hand at learning how to do some computer programming. I got back into mountain biking, focused on my fitness, and took an awesome road trip around The Great Lakes. By that time, September came around and I just couldn’t help myself, as I knew I wanted to keep performing. I ultimately began planning a tour to head south for the winter where I would end up in Austin, Texas, and figured I’d go from there. CS: What does it feel like to be on the road and playing live again? PH: To me, being on the road and getting to see all these places, meet new people and share music with new souls is something that makes me happier than anything else, I find. It’s still slow going, as there are a lot of venues still sitting out while we all navigate how to do this safely and respectfully. But in a lot of ways, it feels just like it used to and it’s great. I’m not shy about playing to perhaps smaller audiences, I know that we’re still in a precarious situation. My dad likes to say, “There appears to be light at the end of the tunnel, and let’s just hope it’s not a train.” DJ: What does the 2021 tour season look like for you? PH: This tour season looks like a lot of new venues, though some familiar. I’ll head through Georgia, make my way back to the Midwest, take a little time off to pay attention to some maintenance on the truck and some of my gear, and then head around the Great

who has a deep relationship with these two instruments, where do you think that comes from? PH: It is an instrumentation that resonates quite literally with people. I mean, it can be explained quasi-scientifically, that is through sympathetic vibrations and complementary sets of pitches. Also, the two instruments are good examples of harp effects and overtones, and when put together, the sound can really fill a room. Furthermore, on an emotional level, it’s a very nostalgic sort of sound that captivates people. DJ: Looking forward to your show in Savannah, what are you most excited about? PH: I’ve always been amazed at how kind and generous and hospitable people can be from the South. So, getting to experience that again, along with sharing some new music ideas in a city with such an incredible history are the things I’m looking forward to the most.

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Lakes again, this time to do shows. I also got some great things lined up in California right near the town I was raised, then the Pacific Northwest and back to Wisconsin where I’m looking forward to hanging out at a music festival. All the while doing shows and getting to see friends, family and fans. It looks busy, and I’m super stoked. DJ: In the wake of this cultural paradigm shift that we are all experiencing, do you notice a difference in your approach to making music? PH: I’ve always been a fan of just trying to keep things light especially when I’m performing for people. To me, this shift is another subject that hopefully we can laugh about. I know it’s very serious and not everyone is going to see humor in it. But we’re all just treading lightly right now, aren’t we? What is peculiar to me is how often I’m faced with references of it in my songs or other people’s songs, such as wearing masks and things like that. Pre-pandemic, it’s almost like we saw this coming. DJ: There’s something magical to me about the vibrations created by harmonicas and acoustic guitars. As someone

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WHO IS PLAYING WHERE THIS WEEK WEDNESDAY 4/14 LIVE MUSIC

Driftaway Cafe Chuck Courtenay, 6 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Ray Tomasino, 7 p.m. The Wormhole Open Jam, 9 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

El-Rocko Lounge Trivia with Jules and Chris Grimmett, 9-11:30 p.m. Service Brewing Company Trivia Night with Jess Shaw, 6:30 p.m.

KARAOKE

Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

COMEDY

Totally Awesome Bar Savannah Comedy Underground, 9 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Two Tides Brewing Company Bring Your Own Vinyl Night, second Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY 4/15 LIVE MUSIC

Cohen’s Retreat Munchies & Music, 5-9 p.m. Victory North Once an Outlaw, 8 p.m.

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TRIVIA & GAMES Bar Food Trivia Night, 8 p.m. McDonough’s Family Feud, 7 p.m.

KARAOKE

Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Karaoke Night, 8 p.m. The Wormhole Karaoke, 9 p.m.

COMEDY

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Totally Awesome Bar Open Mic Comedy, 8:30 p.m.

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Club 51 Degrees DJ B-Rad, 9 p.m. Top Deck Sunset Deck Party, 6 p.m.

FRIDAY 4/16 LIVE MUSIC

22 Square Ford Natriboff, 6:30 p.m. Churchill’s Pub The Mandrakes, Anders Thomsen Trio, 6 & 9:30 p.m. Coach’s Corner Charlie Fog, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Whitehall, 10 p.m.

Elan Savannah Big Boi Live (Fri. Apr. 16th), 9 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant JodyJazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint with Swamptooth, 6 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Josephine Johnson, 6 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m. Victory North FUNK YOU, 7 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

PS Tavern Beer Pong Tournament, 10 p.m.

KARAOKE

Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Karaoke, 10 p.m.

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Club 51 Degrees DJ Fer, DJ Emalo, DJ Lil G, DJ BRad, 9 p.m. VICE Lounge + Mojito Bar DJ Primal, 9 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. & 12:30 a.m.

SATURDAY 4/17 LIVE MUSIC

Churchill’s Pub Roy Stalnaker, Phantom Wingo, 5 & 8:30 p.m. Coach’s Corner Matchbox 2.0 and Hootie Tribute, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Eric Culberson, 7 p.m. Ghost Coast Distillery Lyn Avenue, 4 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant JodyJazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Service Brewing Company Damon & The Shitkickers, 6 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Thomas Claxton, 6 p.m. Sting Ray’s

Robert Willis, 6 p.m. The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue Jared Petteys & The Headliners with Smokin Souls, 10 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Blueberry Hill Pool Tournament, 2 p.m.

KARAOKE

Bar Food Karaoke Night, 10 p.m. Bay Street Blues Karaoke, 8 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Totally Awesome Bar Karaoke, 10 p.m.

COMEDY

The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue One Night Only: Lisa Smith, 8 p.m.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Corey Chambers, 1 p.m. Collins Quarter at Forsyth Ember City, 2 p.m. Congress Street Social Club VooDoo Soup, 10 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Roy Swindell, 7 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt) Bucky & Barry, 1 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Moon River Brewing Co. Trivia, 6 p.m.

KARAOKE

Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. McDonough’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

MONDAY 4/19 LIVE MUSIC

Nickie’s 1971 Ray Tomasino, 7 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Club One Drag Show, 10:30 p.m. & 12:30 a.m.

Club One Super Gay Bingo, 5:30 p.m.

SUNDAY 4/18

Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC Churchill’s Pub

KARAOKE

BAR & CLUB EVENTS Fia Rua Irish Pub Family Movie Night, 8 p.m.

TUESDAY 4/20 LIVE MUSIC

Nickie’s 1971 Roy Swindell, 7 p.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Basil’s Pizza and Deli Trivia, 7 p.m. Fia Rua Irish Pub Trivia, 7 p.m. McDonough’s Trivia Tuesday, 7 p.m. Oak 36 Bar + Kitchen Trivia Tuesday, 9 p.m. Savannah Taphouse Trivia, 7 p.m. Starland Yard Trivia with Chris Grimmett, 6:30 p.m.

KARAOKE

Blueberry Hill Karaoke, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

COMEDY

Stafford’s Public House Stafford’s Tuesday Comedy


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SWAMPTOOTH @ SERVICE BREWING COMPANY

Swamptooth has been supplying the Lowcountry with the cosmic sounds of bluegrass since 2015. With all four members sharing songwriting duties, the results are lyrics and melodies that stick with the listener long after the show is over. Catch them at Service Brewing every Friday night for their Bluegrass by the Pint. FRIDAY, APRIL 16 | 6 PM

ONCE AN OUTLAW @ VICTORY NORTH

JODYJAZZ TRIO @ RAHCHO ALEGRE

CHARLIE FOG BAND @ COACH’S CORNER

Performing the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia. CFB brings a full show. Whether the line up and instrumentation lends itself to the sound of 1972 or even 2 drummers and a full 1977 or 1989 Dead show, Charlie Fog Band’s setlists change for every show, combined with the live interplay between musicians and crowd, it truly takes us all to that place. Catch them playiang Friday night at Coach’s Corner. ! FRIDAY, APRIL 16 | 7 PM

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Distinguished educator and Broadway musician Jody Espina is well-known in the music industry. His Savannah-based company JodyJazz makes the highest-rated saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces available today. JodyJazz products are available in about 300 music stores worldwide and are used by many of the world’s most accomplished musicians. FRIDAY, APRIL 16 | 6:30 PM

“Once an Outlaw” was formed by the desire of several former members of the Southern Rock Band, the “Outlaws,” guitarist Chris “Hitman” Hicks (1989 - 1996), guitarist Chris Anderson (1986 - 1989, 2005 -20018) and bassist Jeff Howell (1993 - 1996) brought together in 2020 with the idea of taking the hits on the road. THURSDAY, APRIL 15 | 8 PM

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Fans prepare for the 3 Points Food Court “Bridgerton” Brunch to take place April 18. PHOTOS COURTESY OF 3 POINTS FOOD COURT

The Pie Society Bridgerton tea party boxes will be available at the Bridgerton Brunch.

3 Points Food Court to host ‘Bridgerton’ Brunch featuring local vendors, live music, fashion show Bridgerton Brunch will be the first of many themed brunches to hit the food truck park

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DEAREST READERS, clear your schedules on Sunday for the party that is sure to be the highlight of the season. The 3 Points Food Court, 409 Orchard St., will host a Bridgerton Brunch on April 18 from noon to 4 p.m. This Bridgerton Brunch will feature live music from Fellowship of Love, food from the Pie Society food truck, a fashion show from local designer and SCAD alumni Daniette, and multiple local vendors. Entry is free, and Bridgerton-style clothing is highly encouraged for those hoping to be chosen as the diamond of the season. Lady Katie Siplon, director of marketing at 3 Points Food Court, said Bridgerton Brunch will be the first of many themed brunches to hit the recently-opened food truck park. Siplon said she and her team have been planning the event for months, handpicking local vendors to attend. Siplon said when choosing a food vendor, she really wanted to stay as on-theme as possible. “Pie Society is the one that makes the most sense,” Siplon said.

The local British food truck will be serving up their usual menu, including fish and chips, meat pies and more. They will also offer special pre-ordered Bridgerton tea party boxes for two. Boxes include finger sandwiches, scones, a sausage roll, pecan pies, sponge cake and English shortbread. The delicious Pie Society fare will be paired with BYOB-style drinks, Siplon said. Ace of Spades mobile bar will be on site pouring mixers and mocktails, and there will be a mimosa bar set up. All guests have to do is bring their favorite sparkling champagne or liquor. Drink responsibly readers, Lady Whistledown is always watching. Siplon said everyone involved in Bridgerton Brunch is going all out. Christina Zielglar, aka “Salty Southerner,” has gotten creative with promoting Bridgerton Brunch, writing announcements Lady Whistlendown-style. Daniette is also in the spirit, and is planning to showcase her designs with some Bridgerton-style accessories. Confetti Crate will be decorating 3 Points Food Court to the queen herself’s standards. Other local vendors who will be gracing

guests with Bridgerton-themed merchandise include Ivory and Beau, Cast and Grey Botanicals, Lite Foot Company, Savannah Riverboot Company, Punch Bowl Bag Lady, Elegant Bites, Dee’s Deelish Desserts, Charmed by Nylah, Kitchen Vixon Bakery and the Cookie Queen. “It’s going to be big,” Siplon said. “Everyone who’s coming out is going to be on-theme. Who knew that Bridgerton would be this big of a deal?” Siplon said the over-the-top vendors are exactly what Bridgerton Brunch needs to make it an event that all the lords and ladies will never forget. “I hope they feel like they are there on the set of Bridgerton, and that for an afternoon they get to be in that era and experience that fun atmosphere,” Siplon said. “I hope they leave excited about the next themed brunch because they know it’s going to be extra.” If only the lovely Simon and Daphne could leave their duties raising the future Duke of Hastings and join us for brunch. Readers, we must have extra tea on their behalf.

Upcoming events at 3 Points Food Court

include Latin Night featuring Chazito’s and DJ Precisa and Dolly Parton Brunch. To stay up to date on 3 Points Food Court events, head to 3pointfoodcourt.com.

Trucks prepare for the 3 Points Food Court upcoming events.


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Sulfur Studios announces a new nonprofit in Savannah, ARTS Southeast. PHOTO COURTESY OF ARTS SOUTHEAST

Savannah’s newest arts nonprofit

BY NICOLE YOUNGBLUT

AFTER SIX YEARS, Sulfur Studios announces a new non-profit in Savannah called ARTS Southeast. Their mission is to make Savannah a destination for art and culture in the Southeast by supporting established and emerging artists and engaging a diverse community with creative programming by developing awareness and appreciation of the arts. By merging into a nonprofit, they aspire to connect with more artists and supporters of the arts and get more funding, which will provide more significant opportunities to local and regional artists. During April, ARTS Southeast and Sulfur Studios present events that all share a reclaimed material aspect to commemorate

Earth Day, ReNew Exhibition, ReInvent Youth Project and local Savannah artist Matt Toole pop-up installation Somewhere along the Continuum which speaks to create environmental consciousness. Virtual artist talk with the artist via Instagram Live @sulfurstudios and Youtube on April 17. “ReNew Exhibition,” sponsored by Starlandia Art Supply, is on display in the Main Gallery of Sulfur Studios from April 1-18. ReInvent youth project showcase is an opportunity for children to work with reclaimed paper material. Kids can pick up collage art kit supplies at one of these locations: Starlandia, Sulfur Studios or Bull Street Library. All entries submissions are due by April 18 at the Bull Street Library. Finished projects will be on display for the ReInvent showcase at the library. ‘ARTS’ CONTINUES ON PAGE 24

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“ReNew Exhibition” and Matt Toole’s “Somewhere along the Continuum” are on display, as presented by Sulfur Studios. PHOTO COURTESY OF ARTS SOUTHEAST

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“We work on so many projects,” said Executive Director Emily Early. “With the non-profit, we’re going to be able to add more educational programming. We have already started by partnering with the Live Oak Public Library system. We’ve put together a different kids’ art activity every month for the last few months that relate directly to the exhibitions we have on display at Sulfur.” Sulfur Studios presents ON:: View Pop Up Gallery from April 1 through April 30 with local Savannah artist Matt Toole’s “Somewhere along the Continuum.” His site-specific installation features objects found from the Low Country of Savannah as well as industrial components of our city. He is the owner of Toole Sculpture

Works, LLC and lead instructor at Toole Skool in Savannah. In conjunction with this exhibition, there will be an artist talk with Matt Toole via Instagram on April 17. “[Matt Toole] is super awesome, he built this wall out of reclaimed packing material, and then built all of these little boxes made from old milk crates that fit right into the wall. You can open the doors in the boxes to reveal beautiful dioramas made with reclaimed materials. It really is something that has to be experienced.” explains Earl. With your support, ARTs Southeast will continue to make Savannah a destination for arts and culture. Learn more about their supporter program at artssoutheast. org/supporter-program.

To donate to ARTS Southeast visit: artssoutheast.org/donate


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ART PATROL In Countdown, a major commission of new works by Rose B. Simpson, the artist surpasses the signature human scale typical of her figurative sculptures, bringing bodily forms to an unprecedented totemic stature. $10 general admission June 26. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

‘Star Tap’ by Emily Furr

‘Star Tap’ by Emily Furr. Furr paints celestial visions that place cool, hard-edged objects within weightless, star-filled voids. Furr’s artwork plays with a codex of motifs, exploring their potential formations through a process of repetition. The artist’s serialized tropes take the shape of tongues laden with hallucinogenic sugar cubes, sloping conveyor belts adorned with astral points, rocket engines with acutely sharp, almost erotic edges, tubes, chains, and myriad metal hardware. $10 general admission May 9. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Faces of 2020 by Elise Aleman

Elise Aleman’s Faces of 2020 is on display at Gallery Espresso through the end of March. galleryespresso.com/. The Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull Street.

Todd Schroeder: X - Rated

Schroeder’s X paintings manifest his ongoing romance with paradox ‘X - Rated’ is on view from Feb. 12th to April 10th. Free admission April 10. 912.438.4442. info@laneycontemporary.com. Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd.

Youthful Adventures: Growing Up in Photography

Youthful Adventures: Growing Up in Photography seeks to celebrate and complicate views of childhood as a universal stage in life, but one that varies broadly in experience. This exhibition is grounded in photographs from the permanent collection of Telfair Museums and speaks to the growing collection. April 18. telfair.org. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. ONGOING

American Gullah Collection

The “American Gullah Collection” by Sonja Griffin Evans is a traveling exhibit that depicts the unsung pioneers of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor and of America. The story behind this culture’s creation is compelling. The Gullahs are descendants of West Africans who were forced to the colony through the trans-Atlantic slave trade. ongoing. regus.com. Regus, 100 Bull Street, Suite 200.

Caribbean, Latin American, and African Art from the 1980s and 1990s Featuring some of the best known Haitian artists of the day, including Denis Smith, Fortuné Gérard, and Prospère Pierre-Louis. “Hoppin’” John Martin Taylor is offering part of his collection of folk art as he prepares to move overseas again. ongoing. PW Short, 414 Whitaker St.

Complex Uncertainties: Artists in Postwar America

Complex Uncertainties: Artists

in Postwar America is an evolving exhibition grounded by works in Telfair’s modern and contemporary collection. This presentation brings forth undercurrents that permeate artmaking from the global eruption of World War II until today—events that challenge artists to explore unknowns, react to power, and construct narratives. ongoing. telfair.org/jepson/. Jepson Center

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TO-GO CUPS, takeout boxes and shopping bags are all staples of a good night out in Savannah and water bottles and coffee cups are an easy fix on a busy workday. But the environmental cost of that ease is starting to add up. Plastic Free Savannah is spreading awareness of the dangers of the single-use plastics we use everyday with the virtual screening of the Story of Plastic documentary on April 21 in honor of Earth Day. The screening will be followed by a community discussion with a panel of local experts and activists. PFS is a new community coalition made up of plastic activists, nonprofits, businesses, residents and scientists who want to make a change and find solutions to singleuse plastics in Savannah. The Story of Plastic is a feature length film that highlights the impact the plastic pollution crisis is having on our world. Participants can register online to be a part of the event and will be sent a link to view the documentary for free as well as a zoom link to view the community discussion. The documentary will be available to watch for a week following the event and all are invited to join in and listen to the panel. Through the discussion PFS hopes to contextualize the issue of plastics within Savannah. “We want to talk about it from the Savannah perspective,” said Katie RodgersHubbard, a member of the events team at PFS and local owner of Lite Foot Company, a sustainable home goods business. “How does this impact us living in Savannah or the surrounding area? What can we be doing to make a change? So that is why our panelists will speak specifically on the local context.” The community discussion panelists will consist of Paulita Bennett-Martin, a field representative at Oceana as well as the organizer of PFS, Dr. Joe Pfaller, a research director for the Caretta Research Project and Hermina Glass-Hill, an

executive director for Susie King Taylor Women’s Institute and Ecology Center and Coastal Engagement Associate for Georgia Interfaith Power and Light. “We really wanted to be mindful about three different perspectives,” said Rodgers-Hubbard. These perspectives are that of a scientific approach, an activist approach and a community advocate approach filled by Pfaller, Bennett-Martin and Glass-Hill respectively. The organization hopes to educate Savannah area residents about plastic pollution through this event and promote other Earth Day events happening this month as well as inviting everyone to sign their petition to end single-use plastic in Savannah. PFS encourages anyone with a passion for the environment to join and help make an impact. New to Savannah, Rodgers-Hubbard found community within the group. “Moving to a new place in a pandemic, you don’t meet a lot of people,” RodgersHubbard said. “So, I think for me it’s been great because I’ve connected with all of these people who are like-minded or have come from different backgrounds but have the same focus and passion.” This push of activism follows the recent Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act introduced by Congress that includes requiring producers of certain single-use plastic and paper products to take responsibility for collecting and recycling product waste and materials as well as a new fee imposed on carry-out bags. With global and national progress, the community coalition is focusing on local change. “The environmental problems, they’re huge, right?” Rodgers-Hubbard said. “Sometimes that can be overwhelming. But, I think plastic is a very tangible thing for people to understand. They buy it, they use it everyday ... so, I think that is the first step, focusing on very tangible things ... and then we can spread out to some of the bigger things.”


Job purpose: Cooks and prepares a variety of food products, including meats, seafood, poultry, vegetable, sauces and stocks according to the club’s standard recipes using a variety of equipment and utensils according to the daily prep list. Duties and responsibilities: • Take inventory of all items required for station set-up and determine those items that require preparation. • Prepares items according to standard recipes. • Coordinates and times orders with other kitchen operations. • Requisitions items needed to produce menu items. • Notifies Sous Chef of expected shortages. • Ensures that assigned work areas and equipment are clean and sanitary. • Obtains necessary products and small equipment items required for food preparation. • Sets-up, maintains and breaks down prep cook station. • Covers, dates and neatly stores all leftover products that are re-usable. • Follows manufacturers’ instructions when operating food production and serving equipment. • Consistently uses safe and sanitary food handling practices including those related to personal hygiene. • Returns soiled food preparation utensils and other small wares to the proper areas. • Maintains a clean workstation, including equipment used for food preparation tasks. • Attends department and staff meetings. • Performs other appropriate tasks assigned by the Sous Chef or Executive Chef. • Ensure that all members, guests, and co-workers are treated in a friendly and respectful manner in accordance with the standards of excellence of The Ford Field & River Club. Full Time Employee Benefits: • Professional Kitchen • Possibility of Advancement • PTO • 401k plan with Match • Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision) • Learning Environment • Physical requirements Job Requirements: Standing for long periods and walking, standing, stooping, bending, climbing stairs, balancing, stretching, reaching, and twisting. Push pull or lift to 50 pounds. Continuous, repetitive motions. Must have hand usage to prepare foods. Vision must be correctable to read. Hearing must be sufficient to understand conversation in a noisy environment. Send resumes to shockaday@fordfieldandriverclub.com

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ACROSS 1 “We’re calling with an urgent message about your car’s warranty,” e.g. 5 Creator of Pudd’nhead Wilson 10 “Right now” 13 Care Bear ___ 14 “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” band 15 Debtor’s letters 16 Hotel heiress who popularized “That’s hot” 18 Hurricane heading, sometimes 19 Affirmative vote 20 It may be doffed 21 Bad movie rating 23 Actress Seehorn of “Better Call Saul” 25 Torn ___ (athlete’s knee injury) 27 Crafty 28 Gear seen frequently in 1980s court matches 33 Districts 34 Organization 35 Australian outlaw Kelly 36 Satirical “Prize” given by the Annals of Improbable Research 39 Patty Hearst’s kidnappers, for short 42 Californie et Colorado 43 Septet plus one 45 He plays Thor 49 French islands 50 Truth, in Chinese philosophy 51 39-Down, for one

52 Roommate of Frylock and Master Shake on “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” 56 John’s “The Office” character 58 “Groove Is in the Heart” DJ/ producer Towa ___ 59 Bud 60 Title for the Pope or the Dalai Lama 63 Rhinitis-treating M.D. 64 “Damn Yankees” composer Richard 65 Big name in thesauruses 66 Suffix meaning “sorta” (found in the theme answers) 67 Conditions’ partner 68 English horn’s cousin DOWN 1 “Don’t move” 2 Lurched and swerved 3 Former White House press secretary Fleischer 4 Fit snugly 5 Ninja’s platform 6 Actor/blogger Wheaton\ 7 Choral voice range 8 Graphic representation 9 Not a bit 10 Cobbler’s container 11 Scrooge’s nephew 12 Search engine input 13 Austere 17 “Witness” actor Lukas 22 Bartering result 24 “SNL” alum Gasteyer 26 Millennium Falcon in 7,500 pieces, e.g. 29 “Lord, ___?” (Last Supper

question) 30 NYSE trader 31 Anonymous Jane 32 Claus von ___ (“Reversal of Fortune” character) 37 Station’s supply 38 To the ___ degree 39 It’s played on a 10x10 board 40 “Hmmm ...” 41 One beyond belief? 42 Lead-in to “while” 44 Gear component 45 Disinfects 46 Wellness 47 University focuses 48 Garden store supply 49 Louvre Pyramid architect 53 “Beg pardon?” 54 Delegation member 55 High-end camera type 57 Artist Joan 61 Bottom of a pant leg 62 San Francisco’s ___ Hill

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Horsepower for Kids Car Show revs up community in support of local organization A total of 101 car owners donate their time and money to participate in the Horsepower for Kids Car Show April 3 at Red Door Auctions in Bloomingdale to benefit Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center in Guyton. Families of the car owners as well as local comunity members visited local vendors on site, enjoyed food trucks and viewed the cars on display while supporting the organization which supports children with disabilities.

Onie Henry, judge, and Maryann Worsham, organizer, enjoy the car show in Bloomingdale.

Bryan Martinez and Raphael Gonzalez spend a day filled with cars, music and food April 3 at the Horsepower for Kids Car Show in support of the Faith Equestrian Theraputic Center in Guyton.

Tricia Aceret, Stacy Banas and Fran Powell support Faith Equestrian Theraputic Center April 3 at the Horsepower for Kids Car Show.

Kaila and Debbie VerDuft enjoy local vendors at the car show April 3 in Bloomingdale.

Nathan Radcliffe sports his patriotic gear while in attendance at the Horsepower for Kids Car Show.

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Erin Sullivan and Tonia Vance visit with Higbee the Mini at the 3rd annual Horsepower for Kids Car show April 3 in Bloomingdale.

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Jeff Taylor and Debbie VerDuft support a local organization through their participation in the car show.

Asher and Marcus Pinto take in the sights at the Horsepower for kids Car Show in Bloomingdale.

Mike Winn, Kelvin Frazier and Brandan Thomas talk cars at the Horsepower for Kids Car Show April 3 in at Red Door Auctions.


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Adam Hedgecoth and Richard Smith prepare to flex their golf skills on the course.

Leonard Massey and Mickey Minick celebrate on the course March 30, as they participate in the 23rd annual Tourism Leadership Council Golf Tournament.

Business representatives tee off in tournament to support students Leaders and peers in the tourism community connect over a round of golf at the Club at Savannah Harbor March 30 for the 23rd annual Tourism Leadership Council Golf Tournament. Representatives from area businesses formed around 36 teams to support a great cause. The money raised will go toward scholarships for students studying for careers in tourism and hospitality.

Will and Teresa Green navigates the greens at the Club at Savannah Harbor.

TLC supporters revel in their title as “Winner of best group pic of the day.”

Ryan Sewell and Rob Sparks enjoy a game of golf March 30 at the tournament.

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Caleb Harkleroad, Ashley Norris and Daragh Blennerhassett set out to tee off at the Club.

Larry Browder and Jeff Hewitt ride around March 30 at the Club at Savannah Harbor.

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