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Like-minded folks from the Savannah area gather at Foxy Loxy once a month, have a drink and a snack, and discuss ‘green’ issues of the day. It’s a casual event and everyone is invited. 6 p.m. Foxy Loxy Cafe 1919 Bull St.

Legends on Live

Enjoy a cast of Broadway and Las Vegas singers, dancers, live bands and aerial artists perform a 2-hour tribute to pop music legends including Beatles, Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, Bruno Mars, Earth, Wind & Fire, Celine Dion, and many more in a dazzling Vegas-style show. 8 p.m. The Historic Savannah Theatre 222 Bull St. $39 adults, $19.50 ages 16 and under savannahtheatre.com

Trivia Night with Jess Shaw

Jess Shaw and Kevin Ryan will guide participants through an evening of trivia and self discovery at Service Brewing. Test your trivia knowledge while also competing in interactive challenge rounds to gain extra points. The first place team receives a $100 cash prize. 6:30 p.m. Service Brewing Company 574 Indian St. servicebrewing.com

THURSDAY 6.17 Martinis at the Mansion

Enjoy a special martini menu, live music by Jacob Evans and Wayne Wilson, pop-up vendors and a raffle with 100-percent of raffle

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ticket sales going to Future Minds Literacy and Adult Education. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Casimir’s Lounge 700 Drayton St. $5 suggested donation

Salsa Thursdays at Mint to Be Mojitos

Join Salsa Savannah on Thursdays at Mint to Be Mojitos for free beginner dance lessons. Enjoy Salsa, bachata music, and dancing. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Mint to Be Mojito’s 12 W State St.

Savannah Banana’s Benefitting Rugby Savannah Join the Shamrocks Rugby Club as they cheer on the Savannah Bananas at Grayson Stadium. The Bananas will be taking on the Florence RedWolves in a night that’s sure to be unforgettable. 5:30 p.m. Grayson Stadium 1401 East Victory Dr. $18

What Happens in Las Vegas Burlesque & Drag Show

The Tied & Tasseled Fetish Cabaret brings Vegas to Savannah with a sizzling hot summer show. 8 p.m. Club 1 1 Jefferson Street. $20 general admission, $30 VIP

FRIDAY 6.18 Father’s Day Movie Night

Bring the family out for a movie under the stars. Skidaway Island Park will be showing ‘Kicking & Screaming’ starring Will Ferrell. Be sure to bring your own chairs or blanket and favorite movie snacks. The movie will be located behind

the visitor center. Pre-register for the program by calling the park number. 8:30 p.m. Skidaway Island State Park 52 Diamond Cswy. $5 parking fee (912) 598-2300

SATURDAY 6.19 Breath and Booze

Join Christine Graeber at Ghost Coast for a juicy, all-levels vinyasa flow. Bring your own mat and be prepared to provoke your body, mind, and soul. Christine will offer variations to make this practice safe and challenging for practitioners of all levels. After class, Ghost Coast Distillery will offer exclusive discounted drinks and shot specials for half an hour. 10:30 a.m. Ghost Coast Distillery 641 Indian St. $12

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 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. & East Park Ave. forsythfarmersmarket.com

Tybee Island Wade In

Celebrate Juneteenth by participating in the annual Juneteenth Wade

In at Tybee. Meet at North Beach Grill by 9 a.m. After, head over to the African Art Exhibit in honor of the Wade In at Tybee Guard House, 31 Van Horne Ave. 6 p.m. Noth Beach Grill 33 Meddin Dr

Juneteenth at SAAM

Celebrate Juneteenth at Savannah African Art Museum. The event will include music, storytelling, art, tours, dance, crafts, and more. 12-4 p.m. Savannah African Art Museum 201 E. 37th St.

SUNDAY 6.20

2021 Fathers Day Brunch

Happy Father’s Day! Join Savannah Riverboat Cruises on board for our Special Father’s Day Brunch Cruise. Dad can sit back and relax while enjoying exceptional Brunch. 1-2:30 p.m. Savannah Riverboat Cruises 9 East River St. $63.95 adults, $38.95 children 5-12, free children 4 & under

2021 Father’s Day Dinner

Sit back, relax, and let Savannah Riverboat Cruises do all the work this Father’s Day. This 2-hour cruise includes a buffet dinner, live entertainment, and an unforgettable evening. 7-9 p.m. Savannah Riverboat Cruises 9 East River St. $76.95 adults, $39.95 children 5-12, free children 4 & under

Father’s Day at Ghost Coast

Show Dad how much you love him this Father’s Day by taking him to Ghost Coast for a free drink and live music with Jacob Evans. 12:30-5 p.m. Ghost Coast Distillery

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ment-making station, and a concert full of classical hits with Keitaro Harada leading the full orchestra. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Kehoe Iron Works 660 E. Broughton St. $10

6th Annual Wade In at Tybee

Celebrate Juneteenth by participating in the annual Juneteenth Wade In on Tybee Island Beach. Meet up at North Beach Grill by 9 a.m. to particpate. Afterwards, head over to the African Art Exhibit in honor of the Wade In at Tybee Guard House, 31 Van Horne Ave. 9 a.m. North Beach Grill

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TUESDAY 6.20 Toddler Tuesday

Explore the wonders of nature with all kinds of wild fun for your wee ones. This week’s theme is “Marsh Magic.” Preregistration required. 10 & 11 a.m. Oatland Island Wildlife Center 711 Sandtown Rd.

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Connect Savannah is switching it up this week, guys. This week I get to be the editor. As you can see from our contributors’ page, we have a pretty small in-house editorial team, but that comes with a plus— no one hogs their job duties. When our Editor-In-Chief Noelle asked me if I would take the position as editor for her while she went on a much-needed and well-deserved family vacation to Disney, I didn’t fl inch. I love new challenges and opportunities to develop new skills. Not to mention, though this is my fi rst time operating as editor — besides for the Week at a Glance and Art Patrol pages — this is not our Senior Creative Director Hunter’s fi rst time stitching the magazine together, so we’re still in good hands this week. Also, it would be unfair if I did not mention that Chris Sweat, the awesome

creator of Connect Savannah’s logo, also came to the office to help edit some content and add some cutlines to our photos as well. I am grateful for this experience not only because we have such a great community of people doing the work, but because I fi nally understand my editor a little better. The pressures of deadline day are real! Receiving last-minute stories and photos, searching for additional content to replace missing content, and meeting the deadline to send the paper to the printer is a lot to handle on a Monday morning. Then, there is the genuine concern that the paper turns out to be one that our readers enjoy and our team is proud of. Yet, all of this gets accomplished on a weekly basis. I want to thank my team for trusting me with this responsibility, and I hope you all enjoy this issue and the next issue of our Connect Savannah Magazine.


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Cheers to Dad

Rhett at The Alida offering free whiskey tasting for Father’s Day

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FATHER’S DAY is around the corner, which means it’s time to decide which golf club or funny mug to wrap up with some beef jerky for Dad this year. One local restaurant is urging people to mix it up this Father’s Day by taking Dad to a free whiskey tasting event. Rhett, The Alida’s signature restaurant, will be raising a glass to dads across Savannah at 11 a.m. June 20 with a free whiskey tasting from Georgia producer, American Spirit Whiskey. An American Spirit Whiskey brand ambassador will be on site serving up complimentary tastings of four signature varieties: Fiddler Bourbon, Resurgens Rye, Duality Double Malt and Tire Fire Single Malt. The brand ambassador will be sharing their deep knowledge and will answer all of Dad’s questions. Each whiskey will also be featured in a new specialty cocktail on the Rhett menu, so families can stay awhile and celebrate. “This Father’s Day, we wanted to create a special experience for dads to enjoy with our compliments at The Alida,” said Arthur J. Sertorio, Food and Beverage general manager. “We chose to partner with one of our favorite local whiskey producers, American Spirit Whiskey, for a Father’s Day Whiskey Tasting where dads


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can sample an array of their distinctive small-batch silver whiskey.” American Spirits Whiskey is based in Atlanta and specializes in whiskies that are “unique to the American market.” They blend the techniques of Scottish whiskey-making tradition with modern innovations. For example, the Duality Double-Malt that will be featured in the Father’s Day lineup is made from both malted rye and malted barley, creating a whiskey that

blends American-style rye with Scottish-style single malt. Whether you and your old man are big whiskey folks or not, Sertorio said the experience is sure to be special. Plus, great memories with Dad go great with funny mugs and beef jerky. Learn more about Rhett and make a reservation at diningwithrhett.com. Visit thealidahotel.com to learn more about The Alida.

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June’s OneSeed minigrant, is Latecka Moore of the B.E. Loved Moore Foundation, poses with OneSeed Board Members

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OFTEN TIMES, it only takes one seed for something to grow. Th is is why Executive Director Moncello Stewart founded OneSeed, Inc. which has begun to distribute minigrants, or “seeds,” to small nonprofit organizations. Stewart said OneSeed, Inc. is a local nonprofit, supporting other small, local nonprofits to realize and reach their full potential through three initiatives: Seed Money— $500 Mini Grants, Deep Roots— Board Development — and Twining Stems— Community Collaborations. “Our goal is to be a catalyst as far as money through the minigrants we provide to nonprofits that wouldn’t typically qualify for certain funding or grants because they’re a community group and not a 501(c)(3) organization or they are a 501(c)(3) in an infancy or early development stage,” Stewart said. The executive director said he has worked with many small organizations over the years and they always run into the same problem — funding. They are great organizations with great ideas, but it takes so much for these organizations

to get even a few hundred dollars to support their vision and mission, Stewart shared. “$500 is not a lot of money, but it is a lot of money when you’re in these small organizations,” Stewart said. “When you’re in these small groups, whether it be a dance team or a cheerleading team or a mentoring group, a lot of the money that you spend to run those organizations comes out of your own pocket.” Stewart said though leaders’ hearts are in their organizations, they often sacrifice their own livelihoods for the sake of the organization. Th is is why the minigrants are helpful whether the money is paying for gear and helmets, transportation, food for the youth or anything else the organization may need. Stewart said raising money is one small part of the initiative. OneSeed is also developing professional resources such as board development and community collaborations trainings to support the small organizations to become larger and stronger. They also bring exposure to the organizations by sharing their stories with the community. Stewart said he began to raise funds, after launching the business idea last year on his birthday in July 2020. March


COMMUNITY of this year is when Stewart and his team of board members decided that they had raised enough funds to begin disbursing the grant money. So far, the organization has raised enough money to provide grants through the end of this year. Grant winners are chosen quarterly. The July 2021 winner is The B.E. Loved Moore Foundation, Inc., an organization run by Latecka Moore-Early, with a mission to empower youth between the ages of 10-15 to have confidence in themselves during their adolescent years. The fi rst mini grant recipient chosen in April 2021 was Latasha Barnes of Save Our Youth Savannah, a small local organization that feeds over a thousand families annually. In May 2021, the mini grant was

given to the TIP organization, founded Executive Director Angela Williams Brantley, to support at risk youth through the Department of Juvenile Justice. “OneSeed is here to help support these organizations in their efforts to make the community a better place,” said Kellie Fletcher, director of operations. Applications are still open for the July-September quarter for grant recipients. Stewart said OneSeed, Inc. plans to continue to grow to be a statewide agency, telling the stories of and supporting many small organizations in several cities across the state of Georgia. Visit oneseedinc.com to donate and become a seedsewer or to apply for a OneSeed, Inc mini grant.

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A touch screen at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center educates visitors on the reef and the sea-life occupying it. PHOTO BY HUNTER MCCUMBER


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IMAGINE BEING SUBMERGED in water, surrounded by 200 species of fish varying in color and over 1,000 species of invertebrates,while simultaneously watching the branching corals swaying in the current. Believe it or not, this underwater wonderworld is closer than you would think. Just 70 miles under the water and 20 miles off of Sapelo Island, Gray’s Reef occupies the water. This hidden treasure is so close to us without many realizing it. For most of us, we may never get down to see the beauty in person— but no need to fret — the reef is being brought to you. “The idea is that you can’t protect something you don’t care about unless you know about it,” said President of the Board of Trustees for Tybee Island Marine Science Foundation, Cathy Sakas. “You’re not going to know about it and you’re not going to care about it

unless you can see it, touch it, breathe it, smell it, or hear it. The way to do that is through modern technology — to bring virtual reality to people —so that’s why we have these exhibits.” The exhibit includes a touch screen, inviting people to learn more about fish, the sea turtles that are offshore and even Great White sharks. Those checking out the exhibit will get the inside scoop of what the reef looks like, what sea life populates it, and how it has all changed overtime, thanks to photo documentation. With a space five times bigger than the old one, the crew hopes for new faces to come not only explore, but also to learn about what lies beneath the surface. “Our mission is to protect, conserve, educate. We want to have stewardship in the end. We want anybody that comes through here to feel that this is their coast, this is their science center, this is their place — their ocean, their global

The new Tybee Island Marine Science Center welcomes guests. PHOTO BY HUNTER MCCUMBER

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A new exhibit at Tybee Island Marine Science Center allows visitors to virtually visit Gray’s Reef through interactive photos and videos. PHOTO BY HUNTER MCCUMBER

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(LEFT) A guest navigates the virtual Gray’s Reef Exhibit at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. (ABOVE and OPPOSITE) A variety of coastal Georgia marine life make up the live exhibits at the new center. PHOTOS BY HUNTER MCCUMBER

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ocean,” Sakas said. “We want them to have stewardship of it. Take ownership of it, take responsibility of it. That’s what we’re after.” For one who has dived on Gray’s Reef several times, Sakas said the virtual exhibit does a pretty good job, comparing it to what she has experienced firsthand. But, the reef is not just about the sights seen —it’s also about the sounds heard. “The video is what seals it; that really gives you the visuals that you are at Gray’s Reef,” Sakas said. “Now, the only thing that you’re missing is the pressure of the water [and] you breathing through your regulator, but you also hear the marvelous sounds,” Sakas said. “The ocean is not quiet around a reef. It is not quiet. It sounds like the snapping shrimp — like a bowl of Rice Krispies, the ‘snap, crackle, pop.’ That’s what’s going off all

over the place. There’s thousands of these things.” The fish and toads will also join in. Even dolphins will add to the symphony of sounds. Does anyone else picture the “Kiss the Girl” scene from “The Little Mermaid” or is it just me? “I’ve been pounded by their echolocation, they’ve echolocated me,” Sakas said. “You feel it and you’re like ‘What? Oh, it’s a dolphin!’” This exhibit is another addition to their new Science Center located at 37 Meddin Dr. on Tybee Island. Sakas said a new center has been a dream of theirs for 20 years. After gaining popularity, they made the dream a reality. She calls it the “education hub.” “We want Tybee to be seen as a place for families,” she said. “So by moving our center up here, we’ve got a really nice flow: you can go to Fort Pulaski, then you


can come to the lighthouse, then you can come to Tybee Historical Society’s museum, and then you can come to the center and then you can go to the beach.” Their capital campaign is to “Bring the Outside In” and the building does just that, especially being able to hold and touch some of the animals yourself. For someone who didn’t grow up near a beach—let alone hold a sea creature — this building truly connects visitors with the ocean’s gifts. This is a place for all people, including the 98-year old residents, to feel like a kid again, even if for a moment. “It’s just wonderful,” Sakas said. “If you can touch a living animal and know that it’s safe to do that, and that they’re going to be protected, that has a huge impact.” Sakas said by having this center and the exhibit, it brings to life how what we do everyday affects our

ocean one way or another. “It’s really important to know what our coast is all about and Gray’s Reef is an integral part of it that people aren’t aware of and they should be aware of because they affect it everyday,” Sakas said. “Whatever you put down your sink; whatever you put down your toilet; whatever you put on your yard— all of that eventually works its way into the watershed and will get into the ocean and affect Gray’s Reef. It affects the inshore water, too. We all need to be responsible.” Being able to hear stories from Sakas herself about the reef in addition to the virtual exhibit is truly a treat. The “Swamp Goddess” herself said, “ … no matter how much you go down there, you can’t see it all.” To learn more about the new center visit tybeemarinescience.org.

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ON JAN. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing southern slaves held captive in Confederate states. However, many of the captives did not get the memo. Texans managed to hide their slaves deep in the state, and even slave owners from other states took their slaves to Texas to hide them until the end of the Civil War, assuming The Confederate States of America would be victorious. Instead, the south lost the war, and on June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger rode to Texas with his troops to announce that all slaves were free. Thus marks the beginning of Juneteenth — the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the abolishment of chattel slavery in the U.S., dating back to June 19,1865. Today, Juneteenth is still celebrated in recognition of that day 156-years ago. The celebration has grown with 47 states and the District of Columbia passing legislation recognizing Juneteenth as a state holiday or day of observance. Below are a few ways that Savannah is celebrating Juneteenth: Jepson Center for the Arts The Jepson Center will kick off the Juneteenth festivities on Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by admitting Savannah and Chatham County residents into the museum for free. “As we mark Emancipation Day, we’re excited to welcome respected historians and the public to come together to reflect upon, share, and honor the unique history of our city and our region,” said Jason Kendall, Telfair’s public relations director. Over the weekend, activity kits focusing on the Black experience and themes related to current exhibitions at the Jepson Center, as well as works by Savannah artist Sauda Mitchell, will be distributed. The weekend will also be highlighted with a libation ceremony at noon on Saturday lead by local historians Vaughnette Goode-Walker and Jamal Toure. “A libation ceremony draws from common historical, spiritual practices shared across many African cultures. It’s an offering to ancestors, an opportunity to honor and reflect on those who came before and to make an honored place for them and acknowledge their existence, their rights, and their unique histories,” Kendall said. “And it’s also a celebration and invitation to be in harmony with


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Beach hosts its Juneteenth Community Wade In which will be held on June 19th from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Participants are asked to meet at North Beach Grill by 9 a.m. ‘Things Left Behind’ —an African Art Exhibit in honor of Juneteenth Wade In—will be on view on June 19 and June 20 from noon–6 p.m. at the Tybee Guard House at 31 Van Horne Ave. Lastly, the Juneteenth Arts Festival will take place on June 19 and June 20 from noon–8 p.m. at the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. The Culturist Union The Culturist Union, Savannah’s first-of-its-kind and only Black-owned coffee house and artisan marketplace to open at 702 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. released it aims “to bring back a new normalcy for Juneteenth” by hosting events throughout the month. On June 13, TCU hosted yoga at Lake Mayer Park lead by radio personality Lady Mahogany. On June 29, TCU in conjunction with Eden Supper Club will host a cocktail, fundraiser dinner at Ardsley Station from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. Editor’s note: Beth Stewart contributed to this article.

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THE SAVANNAH African Art Museum is hosting a Juneteenth community celebration June 19 from noon-4 p.m.at the museum grounds located at 201 E. 37th St in downtown Savannah. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the abolishment of chattel slavery in the U.S., dating back to June 19,1865. The celebration has grown with 47 states and the District of Columbia passing legislation recognizing Juneteenth as a state holiday or day of observance. Founding director and Chief Curator Billie Stultz said, “Juneteenth is a day of remembrance and a day of freedom

that we must all commemorate and celebrate. Especially in light of the events of the past year, we must continue the fight for freedom and healing, but celebrate our victories together as a community. We invite all to celebrate this important holiday with us at the Savannah African Art Museum through sharing of African art, dance, practices, storytelling, crafts, music and info/resources to empower the family – there will be something for all to enjoy.” The Savannah African Art Museum is a nonprofit institution that introduces all audiences to African art and culture with the mission to provide engaging experiences that educate and start conversations about the power, diversity,


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will learn about the museum and its collection through instruction from museum staff and by shadowing current volunteers. Tours are provided to visitors by walk-in and appointment while adhering to safety guidelines. Julie Gilliart has been volunteering for three years and had only positive things to say. “I like the learning environment, you learn things every day, also the staff is friendly here,” she said. To apply or for information, email apply.saam@gmail.com, call the Savannah African Art Museum at 912-7217724, or visit in person at 201 E. 37th St. Savannah, GA 31401.

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(ABOVE and OPPOSITE) Members of Tied and Tassled Fetish Cabaret are preparing for their new Savannah show “What Happens in Las Vegas...” PHOTOS BY T&TFC

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CITIES OFTEN TAKE ON the vibe of their leading industries. Los Angeles, home to Hollywood, is known for glitz and glamour. New York, the nation’s capital of commerce, is very fast-paced and competitive. Washington, DC, the seat of government, is predictably dull. Savannah has a dominant tourism industry well-known for delivering fun, lax drinking rules, and Southern hospitality. Swap out the regional reference for a heaping dose of sensuality and you’ve just described Las Vegas. Add that naughtiness to Savannah and you get “What Happens in Las Vegas…,” a new show by local burlesque troupe The Tied and Tasseled Fetish Cabaret. Born six years ago to two bartenders at the sorely-missed Bayou Café, T&TFC has been producing six shows a year on a regular basis. Unlike traditional burlesque, they are squarely in the neo-burlesque movement that eschews much of the feathers and rhinestones of striptease and incorporates fetish, cosplay, comedy

and drag. There is, of course, crossover between the two. Indeed, the term burlesque is rooted in the Italian burla, meaning joke or ridicule. “Neo is about being wild and making a mess, playing a character, telling a story,” said Mandi FruFru, performer, social media maven and co-manager of T&TFC. She first came across the troupe in 2015 at a Wormhole show and liked everything she saw. “I was into cosplay in high school, and what I saw inspired me,” she said. “It was all things I love meshed into one.” Soon after, she auditioned and was part of the group. Since then, FruFru and the merry band of mischief-makers have been performing here and on tour in Atlanta, Augusta and Jacksonville, Florida, often to packed rooms of longtime fans and new converts. T&TFC also hosts fetish parties, a widely misunderstood concept in an entirely different category than sex shows or pornography. One take on a fetish party is it’s largely similar to any

other: a group of people gathered to talk, see friends, make new ones, share a joke, have fun, listen to music and probably have a glass or three of social lubricant. The difference is the addition of performance, often more than one simultaneously, and what it brings out in the people watching. For example, you might see acts of flogging, mummification, foot worship and dominance. Whether you find it erotic or not, it will make you think — if not deeply explore — what turns you on. This translates to the theme of the upcoming show. The behavior of people at fetish parties is reflected by many who visit Las Vegas looking for fun. “Some are discreet, some just meet and mingle, some unleash their wild side,” FruFru explained. The entire troupe works together brainstorming ideas for shows, but majority wins and all take part. Previously T&TFC themes have included Goth, metal, and multiple iterations of fetish. For Sin City inspiration FruFru dove

into movies and music about the city. Her routine is based on Nomi Malone, the main character in Paul Verhoeven’s cult classic “Striptease,” a film she describes as “perfectly terrible.” Despite a poor box office and critical lambasting, that film was very profitable from home video sales for MGM, who got the last laugh. Apparently, strippers, sex, camp and Vegas appear to be a popular combination. For FruFru, the creative process is to take that inspiration, visualize the performance and “bring it to life as hard as I can.” An extra treat at the show will be the inclusion of guest performers Blair Williams and Treyla Trash, two Club One regulars. They will also be taking part in a free drag show in the Club One basement after T&TFC, which all are invited to. After the delay everyone experienced last year, T&TFC were back at it earlier than most live performers, boldly playing to limited audiences at Club One in June 2020. Now in full stride again, “What


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Driftaway Cafe Chuck Courtenay, 6 p.m. McDonough’s Blues with Eric Culberson, 9 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Ray Tomasino, 7 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. The Wormhole Bingo, 10 p.m.

KARAOKE

Bootleggers Pooler Karaoke, 7 p.m. Club One Karaoke, 10 p.m. Mint to Be Mojito’s Open Mic/Live Karaoke, 5-11 p.m. Wet Willie’s Karaoke, 9 p.m.

COMEDY

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

THURSDAY 6/17 LIVE MUSIC

Cohen’s Retreat Munchies & Music, 5-9 p.m.

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.

COMEDY

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.

BAR & CLUB EVENTS

Club One What Happens in Vegas Burleque & Drag Show, 8 p.m. Service Brewing Company Service Brewing Run Club, 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY 6/18 LIVE MUSIC

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Jazz’d Tapas Bar Ramona Quimby, 7:30 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant JodyJazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. River House Josephine Johnson, 6 p.m. Service Brewing Company Bluegrass By The Pint with Swamptooth, 6 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 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. Congress Street Social Club DJ Flip, 10 p.m. VICE Lounge + Mojito Bar DJ Primal, 9 p.m.

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

SATURDAY 6/19 LIVE MUSIC

Bootleggers Pooler

DAMON & TSK @ SERVICE BREWING COMPANY, 6 P.M. Bootleggers Pooler, 9 p.m. Churchill’s Pub Ga Kyle Band, 7 p.m. Coach’s Corner Back N Black, 7 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Eric Culberson, 7 p.m. Elan Savannah EazyBaked at Elan Savannah (Sat, Mar 13th), 9 p.m. Jazz’d Tapas Bar Erez Dessel Duo, 7:30 p.m. Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant JodyJazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. River House Matt Eckstine, 6 p.m. The Shrimp Factory Thomas Harmon, 6 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 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.

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BAR & CLUB EVENTS

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

SUNDAY 6/20 LIVE MUSIC

Collins Quarter at Forsyth Ember City, 2 p.m. Congress Street Social Club Voodoo Soup, 10 p.m.; Voodoo Soup, 10 p.m. Nickie’s 1971 Roy Swindell, 7 p.m. Sting Ray’s Robert Willis, 6 p.m. The DeSoto Savannah Teddy Adams, Bruce Spradley, Gina Rene, 5 p.m. The Warehouse Thomas Claxton, 6:30 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 6/21 LIVE MUSIC

Nickie’s 1971 Ray Tomasino, 7 p.m. The Wormhole Open Mic/Jam, 6-10 & 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

TRIVIA & GAMES

Club One Super Gay Bingo, 5:30 p.m. Starland Yard Music Bingo, 7-9 p.m.

KARAOKE

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

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

TUESDAY 6/22 LIVE MUSIC

McDonough’s Open Mic/Jam, 9 p.m. 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 Night With Chris Grimmett, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Trivia with Chris Grimmett, 6:30 p.m. The Wormhole Trivia, 9:30 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 Open Mic, 8:30-11:45 p.m.


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ERIC CULBERSON @ CONGRESS STREET SOCIAL CLUB Savannah is fortunate to have several stalwart musicians call this city home, and local blues guitar king Eric Culberson is one of them. He’s been playing bars here since he was a teenager and released his first album in 1995. Consider how much better he is now and then prove yourself right at the always-f riendly Congress Street Social Club. SATURDAY, JUNE 19 | 7 PM

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Erez Dessel is another example of a world-class musical talent based in Savannah. The pianist and composer also doubles as an educator in his day gig as the music director fellow of the Savannah Music Festival Jazz Academy. He’s been winning awards since high school and has studied and taught at the New England Conservatory and the 2019 School for Improvised Music workshop in Brooklyn, NY. Learn a thing or two about jazz piano at this intimate gig. SATURDAY, JUNE 19 | 7:30 PM

ANTAGONIZERS ATL @ THE WORMHOLE

Punk has its share of subgenres, but none as overly specific (or ridiculous) as metal’s despicable Pornogrind or hip-hop’s awful Crunkcore. Antagonizers ATL play oi! and street punk, two of the earliest subgenres of punk, and both purist movements. To non-nerds, it’s just rowdy, anthemic old-school punk rock by a lineup of veterans who play with heart. Wilmington, NC’s Patriot and local miscreants Jeff Two Names warm it up. It’s pogo time! FRIDAY, JUNE 18 | 8 PM

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Band Page is going out on a limb here and assuming you’ve never seen a hard rock cover band from Switzerland. We’re betting the farm that you’ve never seen an all-female AC/DC cover band from Switzerland in Savannah. If you love AC/DC — and 200 million records sold says you probably do — and you like unique experiences, put on a schoolboy uni, throw a shirtless friend on your shoulders and duckwalk directly to Coach’s Corner. SATURDAY, JUNE 19 | 7 PM

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Now is a good time to add this to the mix of what we are offering. They are all artists; it is just a different format.” There are a lot of special guest appearances for this year’s Comic Con: • The WWE Hall of Fame Wrestler and G.I. Joe Legend, Sgt. Slaughter and WWE Legends Kevin Nash and Scott Steiner • Actors Michael Biehn from “Terminator,” “Aliens,” “Tombstone,” and “The Mandalorian” and Noah Hathaway, Atryu from “Neverending Story,” “Troll,” “Harry Potter Jr.,” and “Battlestar Galactica” • Voice actors • Streamers • Marvel and DC comic artists including Karen Whitfield (Batgirl). And, that’s not all, be sure to check the website for special anime guests that will be announced closer to the convention. More than 100 vendors will be onsite selling the full range of Comic Con ephemera: comic books, toys, t-shirts and posters. Th roughout the weekend there will be panel discussions and question and answer sessions with the celebrities and special guests. On both Saturday and Sunday, there will be two cosplay competitions judged by Lynnjutsu, Molly Mayhem and Summer Noelle. The Savannah Mega Comic-Con will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 24 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 25th. On Saturday at 7 p.m., one hour after the convention floor closes, the After-Con party will begin, featuring BMX demonstrations by professional bicycle stuntman Rob Nolli of BMX Tricksters, a Coastal Empire wrestling event, and special guest DJs including DJ HD and DJ Stiltz. Th is all-ages afterparty is sure to be an eclectic good time. If you’re interested in attending, there are a few ticket options: $30 for a weekend pass, $20 for Saturday, $15 for Sunday, and VIP Passes start at $100. Children 6-years old and under are free. Tickets for the Savannah Mega Comic Con can be purchased in advance through savannahmegacc.com or at the door on the day of the event.

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ART PATROL A Return To... Commemorating Juneteenth

A Return To… curated by Alexis Javier features artists who are creating in the spirit of Sankofa, by making work that takes intentional steps into the future while looking back to the past in honor of those who came before. The Adinkra symbol implores those of Afrikan descent to reach back into ancient history for traditions and customs that have been left behind - “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” 12-5 p.m.. sulfurstudios.org Sulfur Studios 2301 Bull St.

Amiri Geuka Farris - “Dreaming Savannah” Art Exhibit

Part of the 2021 Savannah Series, view artist Amiri Geuka Farris’ multimedia works in a solo exhibit inspired by Savannah, Georgia! The Grand Bohemian Gallery, located in The Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, continues its 2021 Savannah Series -- an annual presentation of art exhibits and artist talks showcasing talented local artists as well as the region’s inspiring landscapes -- with a solo exhibit by multimedia artist Amiri Geuka Farris. The exhibit “Dreaming Savannah” features Amiri’s signature multimedia work, defined by vivid colors and layered textures. .

Free and open to the public. Through July 9 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 912-721-5007. carmen.aguirre@ kesslercollection.com grandbohemiangallery.com/ The Grand Bohemian Gallery 700 Drayton St. CONTINUING EXHIBITS

‘Count Down’ by Rose Simpson

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. Simultaneously, Simpson further probes the capabilities of sculpture with forays into two-dimensional laser-cut metal formations. These works act as flattened sundials that serve as points of contact to matching vinyl designs placed on the window of each SCAD Museum of Art Jewel Box. $10 general admission scadmoa.org/ SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd.

‘A City View from the Table of My House’ by Carlos Garaicoa

Based in Madrid and Havana, Carlos Garaicoa originally trained in thermodynamics and later in painting, lending him a unique perspective on the relationship of social

and historical structures to architecture and urbanism. For his solo exhibition A City View from the Table of My House, Garaicoa will present a very particular retrospective exercise, which studies the format of the table as one of the most fertile substrates for his artistic production. scadmoa.org/ SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd.

‘Mainly for Women’ by Paulina Olowska

‘Mainly for Women’ will continue to be on display until July 11. The show displays a sumptuous array of paintings by Polish artist Paulina Olowska, highlighting her storied exploration into female archetypes. Olowska immerses herself within the world of womanhood via her mastery of appropriation and homage, creating paintings that draw out the psychosexual and sociopolitical constructs of the female experience. Her rapid brushstrokes render naïve photorealist forms that are redolent with the feeling of bygone eras, as her colors appear softened by the passage of time. scadmoa.org/. SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd.

‘A Message from Venus’ by Christto & Andrew In A Message from Venus, the duo’s first U.S. museum exhibition, the artists present recent photo-

June/ graphs that speak to our globalized culture at a time when our relationships to and experiences of image-making technology are dissimilar. The artists’ photographs proffer objects loaded with symbolism and figures that paradoxically seem to inhabit a place neither past nor future that could exist within various cultural systems... more on Scadmoa.org $10 Every 7 days. scadmoa.org/ exhibitions/a-message-from-venus. scadmoa.org/ SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Blvd.

Re-Cor-Dare by Sauda Mitchell

Re-Cor-Dare is a solo #art912 exhibition of Savannah-based artist Sauda Mitchell (American, b. 1981). Mitchell’s prints, paintings, and artist books serve as compelling visual responses to her sustained engagement with archival collection materials. In researching personal papers, photographs, artifacts, and curated digital collections, her work explores thematic topics of study relating to the Black experience. Utilizing QR codes, selected works link to digitized collection materials focusing on their ability as teaching tools recalling stories embedded within the African American collective memory. telfair.org/exhibitions/ re-cor-dare-saudamitchell/. telfair.org/ jepson/. Jepson Center for the Arts

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‘Vehicles of Change’ by Anne-Solene Bayan

This exhibition will consider the pivotal role the automobile played in advancing societal and political revolutions in the United States in the 20th century. During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, buses and cars were used to combat systematic racism and segregation enforced by Jim Crow. This was exemplified most famously in the Montgomery bus boycott and in the Freedom Riders’ journeys to the South... more on telfair. org. Jepson Center for the Arts 207 West York St. ONGOING

Art Opening/ Artist Reception

NEW PAINTINGS by local artists Thomas Mitz & Emmy... An explosion of contemporary new work boasting unique styles, vibrant colors, lots of movement, and high energy will be showcased. Their work is both figurative in nature with an abstract spin. Thomas’s classical figures peek from beneath bold abstract patterns and colors, while Emmy’s more whimsical figures peer through almost leafy bits of color, connecting the piece as a whole. Come feel the passion in their paintings and meet the artists!

Additional gallery hours: Saturday, June 19- Monday, June 21st: 12 - 5 p.m. Free 646-263-8650 404-377-5396 thomaswmitz@gmail. com Cedar House Gallery, 122 E. 36th St. CLASSES

Kid’s Activity Space At Henny Penny

On June 1, Henny Penny Cafe will re-open Henny Penny’s Art Space for kids. Kids will have the chance to get creative seven days a week, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and will be offering a new project weekly, plus art kits and play doh. New projects will be announced on their website and Instagram. The art space has been recently renovated and will also house indoor dining (although seating will be prioritized for kid’s activities) Every 7 days. 850.261.0805. ben@houseofkindling. com. hennypennycafe. com/. Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe 1514 Bull St.

Monthly Photo Group Critique

Join us for a monthly gathering of photographers / photo-based artists who are interested in cultivating a photo community in Savannah. We aim to provide a forum for artists at all levels, digital or analog, to receive critical feedback. All who wish to provide a safe but challenging environment to grow

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Attendees navigate the tables of books at the 2019 Savannah Book Festival. PHOTO BY MICHAEL WELSH

BY NICOLE YOUNGBLUT

THE SAVANNAH BOOK FESTIVAL will be back in 2022, and officials are busy planning for an in-person event scheduled to take place next February 17-20 with three main ticketed event headliners and a free Festival Saturday. In it’s fifteenth year, the Savannah Book Festival now brings around 45-50 nationally and regionally published authors, including bestselling and debut authors, to Savannah during their free Saturday event. Book lovers travel from near and far to see their favorite authors. In recent years — before going virtual last year — they boasted an estimated 8,000-10,000 people who attended Festival Saturday. “During the 2021 season we were happy to be able to stay connected to our Savannah Book Festival community with our virtual events,” said Erika Dongre, executive director. “We had a lot of big authors like Brad Thor, Michael

Connelly, Dave Barry, Brit Bennett and Ruth Ware; and they were pretty successful. We were very happy to have that option during this crazy past year we had, to still provide access to authors for them.” Year after year, the festival brings a diverse mix of books and authors to eager fans in the Hostess City. In 2022, author sessions will be in seven different venues in downtown Savannah around Telfair, Chippewa and Wright squares. Each author will give insight on their process, such as what got them into writing and what inspired them to write their books, and answer questions from the

audience. After each presentation, attendees can purchase a book and have it autographed in the author signing tent. The Author Selection Committee is a group of board members who volunteer their time by reviewing publishers’ catalogs of upcoming new book titles. They discuss their choices and what they think will appeal to attendees and aim to invite authors with new books published within the year. “We are just starting the author selection process [for next year],” Dongre added.

Members of the committee provide their recommendations of author and book titles for consideration and discuss any suggestions from the community to form a wishlist. Then, this summer, the Savannah Book Festival will begin its author invitation process. The author lineup will be officially announced later in the fall. “Savannah Book Festival is very excited to be back in person because we know that’s the best way to enjoy our festival,” Dongre said. “It’s great for our attendees to actually meet with the authors and get their book signed in person. And while our virtual events are great, everyone else is excited to be back in person eventually.” The dates for the next year’s in-person Savannah Book Festival are February 17 - 20, 2022. SBF’s Virtual Season begins October 14. Visit savannahbookfestival.org or on Instagram @savbookfestival to learn more about the festival.

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Savannah Book Festival organizers are gearing up for 2022 event, considering authors

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Auto Shop Mechanic - Grounds Operations - JOB ID 228168 Admissions Counselor - JOB ID 228317 CE Program Coordinator- Job ID 228389 Military - Veteran Student Success - Joint Service Transcript Evaluator - JOB ID 228352

Please visit the Georgia Southern University employment website and complete the application process at https://apptrkr.com/2296389 The application process must be completed by the deadline to be considered. Georgia is an open records state. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947. Georgia Southern University is an EEO/AA/ADA/Veteran employer.

ACROSS 1 Concession stand drinks 6 Tugs 11 Shot in the arm 14 Authoritative decree 15 “You’re ___ and don’t even know it” 16 Need to square up with 17 Compliant “Transformers” director? 19 Milliner’s product 20 Printer refill 21 Coast-to-coast vacation, maybe 22 “(You’re) Having My Baby” singer Paul 23 Sheepish sounds 24 Orchestra woodwinds 25 Beach atmosphere 28 Sapphire novel on which the film “Precious” was based 29 T, e.g. 30 Allowed past the door 35 “Lara Croft: ___ Raider” 36 Showing little emotion 37 Roman emperor after Claudius 38 Mixed vegetables ingredient, maybe 40 Laundry day target 41 Distant lead-in 42 Car accessory 43 ___ pastry (eclair basis) 45 Five-iron nickname 48 Architect Ludwig Mies van der ___ 49 Casino customer 50 Bearded zoo animal

53 Intent 54 Pop soloist familiar with the Egyptian underworld? 56 “Don’t text and drive,” e.g. 57 Optimal 58 Come together 59 RR stop 60 Teacher’s summons 61 Printer refill DOWN 1 Big rig 2 Mythological deity with two ravens 3 Nickname for Nixon 4 German grumble 5 Illuminated, as at night 6 “Big Three” conference site of 1945 7 “To reach ___, we must sail ...” (FDR quote) 8 “Dona ___ pacem” (Mass phrase) 9 Hold onto 10 Mess of a spot 11 Unfortunate tractor inventor? 12 Up 13 Software versions still being tested 18 At any point 22 Kind of ballot 23 Potato chip flavor 24 In circulation 25 They haven’t flown for 18 years 26 Self-help Internet site 27 Disappointing “Save Me”

singer-songwriter? 28 File on a phone 30 “What am ___ do?” 31 Mail motto word 32 “F9” actor/producer Diesel 33 Reggae Sunsplash adjective 34 Taboo 36 Biol. or ecol. 39 Prom piece 40 Foments 42 Pest greeting 43 Vegas game with rolls 44 Raise, as a flag 45 Battle royale 46 George Peppard TV series, with “The” 47 Mode of fashion 49 “I’ll ___ my time” 50 Hang on tight? 51 “Last ___” (The Strokes song) 52 Tablet owner 54 Prefix with information 55 ___ nutshell

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Rock 106.1’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert in part with Connect Savannah are bringing live rock back to the Coastal Empire July 3rd, 2021! Five bands on one stage! This show will be one for the ages so do not miss out on your chance to escape the indoors and get outside for some pure rock and entertainment.

Trustees’ Gardens at the Kehoe Iron Works | Downtown Savannah, GA Doors open at 12 noon Tickets will move fast so get yours today!


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Photos by Bunny Ware

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Jennifer T. Graham with Nita Penn seek inspiring words from female leaders at the SHE HUSTLES event June 10.

Tinka Harris, Kimberly Brown and LaTina Taylor navigate The Clyde Venue seeking to network, learn and be inspired by the panel of speakers June 10 at the SHE HUSTLES event for women leaders and entrepreneurs.

LOCAL LEADERS SEEK, SHARE INSPIRATION AMONG PEERS

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Michelle Stenson, Sandi Prosnitz and Nancy Turcotte network during the SHE HUSTLES event at The Clyde Venue.

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Jennifer Bonnett and Elbi Elm celebrate women leaders June 10.

Michelle Munroe, Lynnette Smith and Alaina Meyer celebrate Savannah’s women hustlers at the SHE HUSTLES event June 10 at The Clyde Venue for entrepreneurs and leaders.

Women entrepreneurs and leaders gather at The Clyde Venue June 10 for a networking, learning and inspiring event hosted by The Creative Coast and sponsored by Ace Women’s Business Center of the Savannah Region. Guests heard from speakers - keynote speaker the President of Savannah Tech and a panel of three entrepreneurs as well as enjoyed food from Latin Chicks and other local food vendors.

Beth Nelson, Kathy S. Love and Courtney Rawlins network among fellow Savannah women leaders at the SHE HUSTLES event June 10 at The Clyde Venue.


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Photos by Bunny Ware

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VETERANS GIFTED AT MEETING WITH V FOR VACCINATED PINS Bob Cutler, 96-year-old WWII veteran is saluted at the monthly meeting.

The Veterans Council of Chatham County welcomes Edie Grice, a Georgia Southern University student and creator of the V for Vaccinated pin, to their June monthly meeting at their location in Thunderbolt. Grice wished to commend veterans for their choice in getting vaccinated by giving them her pin - designed as a flag with a ‘V’ imprinted over it.

Edie Grace Grice and her mother Lori Grice present Joe Higgins with a V for Vaccinated Pin.

Marine Corp League 1326, their ladies and Veterans Council Chairman Joe Higgins pose for the first group shot of the night June 7 at their monthly meeting.

Team Savannah for Veterans and newest Veteran council members stand proud with Veterans Council Chairman Joe Higgins June 7 at the monthly meeting held at their location in Thunderbolt.

Tony Williams sits down for a meal prior to the meeting and is visited by Post Commander James Putney.

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Anand Rao and Amy Headrick attend the monthly meeting and anticipate their V for Vaccinated pin.

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SMART HEALTHCARE STANDS TALLER THAN THE REST. Mike Cole - Harrison, GA

As a forester, Mike Cole is required to move about freely through some difficult terrain. But he had pain in his abdomen that was really slowing him down. He knew he could trust Dr. Anthony Foley and the team at St. Joseph’s/Candler, who discovered the giant abdominal hernia. Highly experienced in hernia repair, Dr. Foley reconstructed Mike’s abdominal wall with the innovative da Vinci robot. This minimally-invasive surgery allowed Mike to recover quickly. Five weeks after surgery, Mike’s strength and mobility were back to 100%.

THAT’S WHY I CHOOSE ST. JOSEPH’S/CANDLER Anthony Foley, M.D. - Surgeon

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