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Volume 4 • Number 37• June 8 - June 14 • Savannah’s News, Arts, & Entertainment Weekly•

Portrait of a people

The Negro Heritage Trail Tour reopens to provide a unique experience for locals and visitors


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Table of Contents Volume 4, No. 37, June 8, 2005 On the Cover: The African-American Monument, on River Street by the Hyatt (photo by Jim Morekis)


Portrait of a people

8 Ruler of the roost on Little Neck Road Free Speech 10 They shoot columnists, don’t they? Feedback 10 Letters to the editor

Jane Fishman

Cover Story 6

City Notebook 12 News bits from around town Blotter 13 From SPD reports Non Sequitur 13

Favorite cartoon

Earthweek 14


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The week on your planet

News of the Weird 16 Strange but true

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Vibes Music Feature 19 Bad religion of a different type

City Notebook 12

Music Menu 20 Local gigs a la carte

Good Show Will Travel 23 Regional concert listinge Soundboard 24 Who’s playing and where

Corkscrew 18

Music Menu 20

Way of the sommelier

Cuisine 26

Driftaway to Sandfly

Art Patrol 27

Exhibits & openings

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Culture Now Showing 28

All the flicks that fit

The 411 Week at a Glance

Recommends 22


Our best bets for cool stuff to do

Stay on the Beach while Touring Historic Savannah

Happenings 30 All the stuff, all the time Astroscope 40 What’s your sign?

Classifieds Weather 14 News from the sky Crossword Puzzle 39 Mental Fun Classifieds 42 They call it “junk,” you call it “couch”

Cuisine 26

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What: The Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Georgia is offering a two-day self-defense class for women, taught by women. Participants will learn verbal and physical techniques that can be used by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. When: Monday and Tuesday, June 13 and 14 from 6-9 p.m. Cost: Free. Call: 233-3000. Registration is required.

Thursday, June 9 Speaking Bean Slam What: Kodac Harrison, chosen “Best Spoken Word Artist” by the readers of the Atlanta Creative Loafing, hosts a monthly spoken work event. He hopes to bring together old/young, black/white, male/female, gay.straight people who come together in the name of poetry. To celebrate the first anniversary of this monthly poetry slam, there will be a featured reading by Rosemary Daniell, the “Godmother of Contemporary Poetry” in Savannah. When: June 9 at 7 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Donation. Call: 232-4447.

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What: Yoel Ben-Simhon & The Sultana Ensemble offer rich flavors of Mediterranean music, new world jazz, flamenco and other sounds and rhythms. Their music is a Kids’ Open Mic ‘Native Americans and the Revolution’ at Fort Morris blend of East and West and features Hebrew tunes What: This open mic for youth is hosted by the Spitfire Poetry written especially for Jerusalem and also traditional When: June 11 at 5 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 Group. Hebrew songs. When: June 9 at 8 p.m. Where: Jewish Call: Cost: Free. 232-4447. E. Park Ave. Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Call: Yigal Levi at 355-8111, Ext. 228 or

Friday, June 10 Savannah Children’s Theatre presents Honk (thru the weekend) What: A performance based on the Hans Christian Anderson story of the Ugly Duckling. When: June 10-12 at 8 p.m.; matinee June 11 at 3 p.m. Where: Trustees Theatre. Cost: $15 adults, $10 children & seniors. Call: 525-5050.

Lunchtime Concerts in the Squares What: Bring a sandwich and enjoy the tunes as the American Federation of Musicians presents performances ranging from ragtime to jazz. Up this week is the Savannah Brass Trio. When: June 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: Wright Square. Cost: Free.

Free Candy for the Kids at OSP What: The annual Kid’s Candy Scramble will precede a full night of NASCAR racing. Kids of all ages will scramble around the front stretch grabbing free candy. When: June 10. The gates open at 6 p.m. Racing will begin at 8 p.m. The candy scramble will be held at 9 p.m. Where: Oglethorpe Speedway Park on U.S. HIghway 80 in Pooler. Cost: $10 adults, $9 for military and senior citizens and $3 for children ages 6-12. Ages 5 and under will be admitted free. Call: 964-8200 or visit

Saturday, June 11 Union Mission’s Growing Hope Community Farmers Market What: The market features quality grown local produce, plants and flowers, crafts, baked goods and art in a fellowship-filled, family atmosphere. The Starfish Cafe is also open at this time. and offers a variety of breakfast, brunch and lunch items. Activities often include live music, a Kids Corner and chef demonstrations. When: Saturday, June

Tuesday, June 14 Archaeological Discoveries at Ossabaw Island What: This talk by Dan Elliott of the Lamar Institute is sponsored by the SavannahOgeechee Canal Society and the Coastal Georgia Archaeological Society. When: June 14 at 6:30 p.m. Where: The Fairmont Restaurant, 65 W. Fairmont Ave. Cost: Dinner is $8 to $9, followed by the program, which is free. Call: 748-8068 or send e-mail to

Tuesdays at Tybee What: Diana Churchill, local newspaper columnist, photographer, birding expert and guide for Ogeechee Audubon and Wilderness Southeast, will present Birds of the Beach. When: June 14 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Tybee Island Community House on Campbell Avenue. Cost: Free. Call: 786-5917.

Wednesday, June 15 Psychotronic Film Society Presents The Apple What: Financed and planned by two Israelis, but shot in Europe and Canada and meant to take place in the United States, it’s -- are you ready for this? -- a futuristic, new-wave disco musical that combines an American Idol-type televised talent contest with the battle for good and evil, played out with plenty of religious overtones. When: June 15 at 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5. Call: 232-4447.

GSU Presents Thieves Carnival What: Georgia Southern University’s Theatre and Performance program will present Jean Anouilh’s Tony Award-winning Broadway production. This comedy-ballet takes place in Vichy, France in the 1920s. It is filled with visual and verbal humor and music. When: June 15-18 at 8 p.m. Where: Black Box Theatre, Communication Arts, Room 1001. Cost: Free, but donations are requested to help furnish and equip the new Black Box Theatre facility. Call: 912-681-5379. ◗

What: Fort Morris State Historic Site will present this annual program, which will feature Jim Sawgrass of the Florida Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe. He will present a look at Native American tools, weapons, song, culture and their role in the American Revolution. When: June 11 at 2 p.m. Where: Fort Morris is located 7 miles east of Interstate 95, Exit 76. Follow the brown Liberty Trail signs. Cost: $2.50 adults, $2 seniors, $1.50 youth 6-18 and 5 and under admitted free. Call: 912-8845999.

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Jerusalem Day Concert

8th Annual Tybee Tour of Homes What: This is a benefit tour, held for the Hope House of Savannah, a non-profit home for single mothers and their children. This self-guided tour will feature seven of Tybee’s most unique beach cottages. There also will be a silent auction at the Tybee Island American Legion with gift baskets, local art, one-of-a-kind specialty items and more. When: Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $25, which includes a box lunch served at the Tybee Island American Legion from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Coffee and pastries available for purchase in the morning. Tickets may be purchased at the Tybee Island Welcome Center, or by calling the ticket hot line. Call: 844-4741 or visit

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What: A full week of minor league baseball is scheduled, as the Savannah Sand Gnats finish their series against the Rome Braves, then face the Greensboro Grasshoppers for a four-game series. When: Sand Gnats vs. the Rome Braves on June 9 and 10 at 7:05 p.m. Sand Gnats vs. the Greensboro Grasshoppers June 11 at 7:05 p.m., June 12 at 2:05 p.m. and June 13 and 14 at 7:05 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium, East Victory Drive. Call: 351-9150.

11, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: Corner of East Broad and Gwinnett streets, across from the Starfish Cafe. Cost: Free. Call: 238-2777 Ext. 23 or 236-7423.


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The Negro Heritage Trail Tour reopens to provide a unique experience for locals and visitors

THE LEGACY OF W.W. LAW lives on. President The filming has already been done. “Ron Higgins of the Savannah branch of the NAACP for 26 years, oversaw the filming,” Todd says. “Ron is also the Law was one of the most active crusaders in tour manager. He wears several hats. Savannah’s civil rights movement, instrumental in the “We’re adding some additional shots,” she says. founding of the Beach Institute, the King-Tisdell “We’re also in the process of purchasing LCD Cottage Foundation and the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil panels to install on the bus. It will be totally unlike Rights Museum. anything offered in Savannah to this point.” Law also was a historian who fought to preserve One example of the types of things that will be African-American historic sites in Savannah. He shown is the interior of the Owens-Thomas carriage wanted others to share his enthusiasm, so in 1977, house, which once was used to house slaves. “We he began the Negro Heritage Trail Tour. can give them a flavor of it, even though it’s not “It was his attempt to incorporate the history of included on our tour,” Todd says. African Americans in Savannah in ways that the “It also allows us to paint a picture of places that people living in Savannah and the tourists would had their heyday 40 or 50 years ago, buildings that come to appreciate,” says King-Tisdell Foundation aren’t there anymore,” she says. “We can show board member Dr. Annette Brock. “When it was first everyone before and after shots of the Carnegie started, he became known for his skills as a tour Library renovation. It adds such a dimension.” guide. He was very engaging in what he was doing.” The monitors also will allow the inclusion of sites The tour put into perspective the role of African that cannot be visited, for whatever reason. “Some Americans in historic Savannah. Law knew residents people ask about the King-Tisdell Cottage,” Todd and visitors alike had much to learn. says. “It is under renovation, so it is not open at the “He also got a lot of people to come in as guest present time. guides,” Brock says. “People who came to the city “People are very enthused by the cottage were intrigued by the tour name.” because of its Victorian gingerbread appearance,” One of those visitors was Gwendolyn Fortsonshe says. “Once it is open, we will re-interpret the Waring. “I was visiting Savannah when I saw the scope and focus of the museum.” bus,” she says. “I immediately called and took the Brock says the monitors will allow the tour to tour. “ run, no matter what. “There might be inclement Ron Higgins at the wheel of the tour bus The tour continued to grow in popularity. “This was weather,” she says. “It is an enhancement to the tour.” one way many people in the city entertained Public response to the return of the Negro guests,” Brock says. Heritage Trail Tour has been “very positive,” Todd “Churches took groups on the tours. says. “People are excited to see the tour come Schools sent students. It was very popular with back,” she says. people in the city.” “This is not the only African-AmericanBut eventually the van that was used to focused tour in town, which is wonderful,” transport visitors broke down and could no Todd says. “Ours is probably the only one longer be repaired. “There were logistical that is non-profit based.” issues and other problems,” says Sarah Todd, People are always surprised once they associate director for the King-Tisdell Cottage take the tour. “For one thing, people are Foundation. just so taken by the fact they can come to “The volunteers and leadership of the Savannah and take this type of tour,” Todd King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation have been says. looking for ways to get the tour going again,” “Second, the scope of the tour is a real Todd says. “We’ve been able to purchase a surprise,” she says. “People don’t realize 25-passenger van. The tour has been updated how many things are included in the tour. and retooled.” “The early years of the colony are With the assistance of Morningstar covered,” Todd says. “They learn how Cultural Arts, the foundation was able to get a slavery was illegal, but people got around Grassroots Art Program through the City of that by leasing slaves from South Carolina. Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs. “We take them to River Street,” she The tour began running in April, and plans are says. “Savannah was not a prominent slave under way to add a virtual tour to supplement port, but some slave ships stopped here.” the present tour. The tour always stops at the Beach Monitors will be placed on the van so that Institute for a tour of the museum there. participants can view video clips, photo“They see the Ulysses Davis Collection,” graphs and other media to transport them Todd says. back in time. “We’re really excited about it This astonishing collection consists of because it is something that will be unique in 238 sculptures, the work of one man over Savannah,” Todd says. a 50-year period. “Ulysses Davis was a Because of the virtual tour, visitors will get barber by trade and did what whittling he Dignitaries gather for the ribbon-cutting; King-Tisdell Foundation board member a peek inside places they wouldn’t see othcould when he wasn’t working,” Todd says. Dr. Annette Brock is in the foreground erwise. “If we’re going to look at 30 sites, we’re Davis, who was born in Savannah in 1913 going to drive by them,” Todd says. and died in 1990, was an artistic genius. His


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work includes carved portraits, realistic Proceeds from the tours will help and mythical animals and beings and support the programs at the Beach elaborate boxes. Institute. Art collectors and dealers often “We’re proud and pleased to have it begged Davis to sell his work, but he open again,” Brock says. “These types refused, telling them “They are part of of tours enhance a city. The more you me.” know about all its people, the better you The sheer scope of the collection know the community.” and the variety of subjects is astonFortson-Waring also is excited that ishing. “He was incredibly prolific,” Todd the tour has returned. “I’ve been on both says. “His work was shown in many sides of this, as a tourist who had never museums while he was alive.” been to Savannah and took the tour, and The Davis Collection is a permanent as a board member,” she says. fixture, but the Beach Institute also fea“It was always W.W. Law’s mission to tures exhibits that study and are brought in from advance the museums all over African-American the country. history of Beginning July Savannah,” 17, Etched in the Fortson-Waring Eyes will open. says. “Before he This is a photojourdied, he was still nalism exhibit of 25 trying to raise framed photomoney for hisgraphs, a video toric markers. presentation and Savannah is so artifacts showrich in Africancasing American Gullah/Geechee history.” The Beach Institute culture by artist Although not Dave Herman. all the money has been secured to purThe building that houses the institute chase the monitors for the tour bus, it is itself worth a look. “The Beach will happen, Fortson-Waring says. Institute was built after the Civil War so “We’re very close to getting that African Americans could receive an sponsors,” she says. “With the monitors, education,” Todd says. we can go to the First African Baptist “It was built in 1867 by Alfred Beach, Church and also to the First Bryan an inventor and the editor of Scientific Baptist Church. They can take time at American. It was their leisure to go the first school back. We give opened in them a morsel Savannah specifiand a tease,” ,” cally for the eduFortson-Waring cation of African says. Americans after “Our tour the abolition of guide is a native slavery,” she says. of Savannah. so “Six hundred he is versed in students were inilocal folklore,” tially enrolled,” Fortson-Waring Todd says. “In says. “I would 1874, it was really love to see turned over to the more local people Savannah Board taking the tour. If of Education and more locals would The King-Tisdell Cottage became part of take the tour, they the public school would be so system. It was closed in 1919.” proud of their heritage.” The building was given to the founFortson-Waring moved to Savannah dation by the Savannah College of Art after taking that tour, and she has never and Design. “It was the community’s culregretted it. “I met a 9-year-old boy who tural center in the 1960s and 70s,” Todd asked me what I did,” she says. “When I says. “There were meetings here, and told him I was a lawyer, he asked, ‘Why they had classes and church services.” do you live in Savannah?’ Today, in addition to the art exhibits, “I said, ‘Because it’s the most beauthe Beach Institute hosts workshops tiful city in the world.’” Fortson-Waring and classes. It also is the setting for a says. ◗ concert series called Cool Nights at the The Negro Heritage Trail Tour: An Beach and several special events. African American Journey, is conducted “We had An African-American Monday through Saturday at noon and 2 Christmas Celebration here during the p.m. To reserve a seat, call 234-8000. holidays,” Todd says. “We are really


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Ruler of the roost on Little Neck Road I DIDN’T WANT TO GET ATTACHED. So I never gave him a name, other than Mr. Man. He’s loud and aggressive and gets up too early in the morning. I know from a friend -and from looking at his legs -- a swift kick could hurt. And this is before he got his spurs. Still, he was interesting. Different than the rest, who were female. All puffed out, a little stuck-up. He was clearly the boss and not in a good way. A boss who swaggered, strutted, showed off. A boss who pontificated. I knew I couldn’t keep him, not if I wanted my neighbors to talk to me, and unlike many people I’ve talked to I knew I didn’t need a rooster to get eggs. But I held out as long as I could. I loved sitting and watching the way he ordered the others around. I loved bringing people to the chicken coop and asking, “OK, guess which one is the male.” It wasn’t hard to tell. But when chickens are babies, or biddies, it is hard to tell. They’re all cute. They all fit into your hand. They all look alike. When I got them from a feed and

seed store, the owner told me there was a 93 percent chance they were all female. Never discount that 7 percent. And never fear: In the giant circle of humanity, there’s always someone out there who will take something or someone off your hands. It’s just a matter of putting out the word. Enter Chica and Carl Arndt. With oodles of acres off Little Neck Road they can accommodate a little crowing. Twenty minutes after making phone contact - the same day I spotted a golf ball in the coop and thought it was my first egg - the couple arrived at my house with a cage, a hooked aluminum stick and purpose. Too late now, I thought. Adios, Mr. Man. Before I could admit I really had named the guy, Carl had poked, prodded and caged him. With Mr. Man in the back of Carl’s truck, we headed south on Ogeechee Road toward Little Neck Road, passing the old and the new of Chatham County: the newly relocated Secret Garden nursery; a shaded El Castillo restaurant, where Mama’s and the big black-andwhite cow used to sit; plenty of chances to buy a car port.

On Little Neck Road, there were clusters of mobile homes, a pasture of cows (including what Chica calls a “bullpen” of bulls), the Henderson Golf Club, the Southside Church of God, the Superior Landfill, a cemetery hidden by trees and, from Metro Developers, the future “Lawrel Hill Village,” a 98,000 square-foot retail space. Turning into the Arndt’s property, Carl’s eight goats move front and center. They are eating goats. He’s got three nannies, one fixed male and one bearded, horned and very-virile looking Boar. When the baby goats reach eight months Carl sells then for $50 apiece to an auction house in Dublin. “There’s a big Latin American market of workers around here who like to eat goat,” he said. To feed the goats, Carl, a former military man of some acclaim and a logical man, planted corn in an adjoining field. To shuck the corn, he spent $50 on a used corn shucker, a simple piece of machinery with a wooden handle, very few parts and a high probability of working. No 50-minute conversations with a technical support team in the Philippines for him. “I’ve traveled all my life,” Carl said. “For the military, for my job. But all I ever

wanted was a farm. But chickens are a new thing. I really don’t know much about them.” While he talked, he placed the cage inside the fenced-in chicken coop and released Mr. Man. In seconds, two other roosters approached and challenged his presence. One retreated immediately. The other circled around. Then the two scuffled. Dirt was flying. Chest to chest, they leapt off the ground for leverage, like two NBA basketball players fighting under the boards. Then the second rooster slunk away, leaving Mr. Man king of the coop. “They’ll be fine,” Carl said, unconcerned. “The other day I saw one of the chickens sitting in between two goats.” After walking through the Arndt’s fine 1840 farmhouse, where Chica -author with Susan Albu of Here’s Savannah: A Journey Through Historic Savannah and Environs -- showed me a wrapped treasure of teeth she found in the walls when stripping the wallboard down to the original brick, I walked by the chickens one more time. Mr. Man was fine. I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed. ◗

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They shoot columnists, don’t they? WHAT POSSESSED ME to rise and shine at 7 a.m. a few Fridays ago I have no idea. There were no Christmas presents waiting downstairs. No real job -- thank God -- to slouch off to. And Momma, well, she wasn’t going to be arraigned until the following Monday. Bless her heart. But there I was. Wide awake and watching, of all things, Omen IV on HBO. No doubt you’re familiar with the themes of the Omen franchise: mass deception, rampant decapitations, and adolescent anti-Christ wannabes running amok throughout the community. Not to mention the neighbor’s newly planted rosebed. After about the third murder -- and this is the stuff HBO serves up for kids before they head off to school? No wonder Laidlaw can’t get anybody to drive the little monsters -- it dawned on me that this was the day I had scheduled to venture back out onto the mean cobblestone streets of Savannah. One of the last columns I wrote for this paper was entitled “The Joy of Crime.” Little did I know that the final three lines of that column would come back to haunt me: “This is America. What are you going to do? Shoot me?” Well, last December I got what a lot of Savannahians have received over the years: a bullet through the chest. I won’t bore you with exact details -not because my lawyer advised me not to, but because it really doesn’t matter. It’s all been said and done before. You pick the scenario. Just remember to keep “innocent victim” and “gang related violence” in the mix. But like I was saying, after four months of Domino’s deliveries, countless “Surreal Life” marathons and a wheelbarrow of Wellbutin, I decided to go out again. My destination: Forsyth Park, just a few blocks from my aforementioned “gang bang.”

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As it happened, Romeo and Juliet was being presented that evening. How appropriate. A play about gang-related violence being held in a public park surrounded by gangs. A Crip here, a Blood there. Bullets flying everywhere. Needless to say, I didn’t stay long enough to see the play (I heard it was a hit, no pun intended). Still I did run into a few friends. They had to endure me raising my shirt every few seconds like a drunken co-ed on River Street on St. Patrick’s Day. No implants, just bullet wounds. Sorry. Some friends were horrified and begged me to pull my shirt back down. A few were fascinated and couldn’t take their eyes off the scars. “Look likes a .22 done got you,” one pal informed me. And each of my friends, I’m sure, wondered if and when it would happen to them. Of course, it wouldn’t be a day out in Savannah if I didn’t run into a few of the smiling faces I grew up with. Some of these happy haters practically broke a leg racing across the street to greet me. “I heard you got shot!” each of these grinning faces more or less said. No shirt-lifting for them. Why do so many native Savannahians thrive on the misfortunes of others? Sad. But as Truman Capote once wrote, “The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.” As the sun began to set I rushed home like a vampire in reverse. And just as my day began, it ended: Me watching a show whose title seems to sum up my libido these days -- “Deadwood.” Of course, fans of this ultra-violent, cuss-filled western know “Deadwood” is anything but limp. After about the third murder in this show I suddenly realized how much my wounds, “Deadwood” and Savannah had in common: Completely horrifying and just impossible to stop looking at. ◗

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Editor, Mass confusion surrounds our tax code and is beginning to stimulate the debate to reform our tax system. What we need is a fair, simple, transparent tax system that any American can understand at a glance; a new tax system that would end late-night sweating over endless forms. We need a system that won't hide the tax burden in the cost of goods and services; a system that will allow working people to take home their entire paychecks. We need a tax system that will eliminate post-April 15 anxiety over whether we will be one of the unlucky 34 million people who are assessed a civil penalty

Green Hummer says thanks Editor, The Green Hummer Project has come to a conclusion. No longer will our fullsize, pedal-powered SUV roam the streets of Savannah. Our 25th and last ride was on Earth Day, April 22nd, through the Southside. While designed just for the G8 Summit last June, the Green Hummer rolled far longer than any of us expected. The Green Hummer withstood two beatings, many bent wheels, and burned a lot of calories riding more than 150 miles in 11 months. The project was a lot of work, a ton of smiles and a little bit of heartache. As the project leader, I would like to thank all of the people who have helped the Green Hummer Project. Many people made its construction and propulsion possible. I would also like to thank the courteous drivers we encountered, the curious pedestrians who stopped to talk, and all of the G8 security personnel and Savannah police officers who made sure we were legal and safe. I would especially like to thank Patrick Crowley for his web site design and Jarrod Hollar and Danyelle Walicki for their many contributions to the project as a whole. The web site chronicling the rides and crew of the project,, will stay up perpetually. Keep watching for our next project. Stephen Horcha

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they can dine out without the annoyance of seeing or smelling smoke. And more importantly, their smoking customers have adapted by smoking outdoors or cutting back on how much they smoke when they’re out. So, I don’t think it’s such a big deal to ask smokers - who are already living in a smoke-free world for the most part - to have the same consideration for others who don’t want to share their habit. All in all, the smoking ban is a good thing for all. But it should not be partial. It should be an all-out ban for all indoor places, because we are talking about people’s lives here. This is not like the annoyance of watching someone chew gum with their mouth open. Fact is, smoking kills. Most people know of at least one person who has died of cancer. So it’s not that unreasonable to eliminate smoking indoors entirely. No one ever should have to risk their health to see a great band or enjoy dinner out. No one should ever have to pay money to have a drink that comes with no option for unpolluted air. T.A. Smith

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Editor, Regarding “Smokescreen” by Richard R. DiPirro: I had the “pleasure” of living in a large city when a similar “partial smoking ban” came into being. It caused a lot of problems for smokers and non-smokers, and owners. The ban worked for those restaurateurs who actually considered the goal of the law and did not try to find a way to re-interpret it or bend the law to please their smoking clientele. Basically those that banned smoking profited by following the law and asking smokers to take it outside, those that tried to find ways around the ambiguities, alienated non-smoking customers and made very costly mistakes that ultimately destroyed their businesses. This new Smoking Ban should have been an all or nothing deal, just like the ones in workplaces. That was what they finally had to do in the city when the partial ban caused mayhem. Basically, many Restaurant/Bar owners thought they would lose money if they did not allow smoking (or some who were smokers themselves took it personally). Many went out of business when they tried to circumvent the smoking ban and re-label themselves as a “bar.” They started turning away minors who wanted to eat. Smokers and non-smokers alike were affected. Later a full smoking ban came into place because of the mess of not having a full ban. What ended up happening then, was what should have happened from the start: so many more people who wouldn’t go out at all when smoking was allowed started going out. They far outnumbered the smokers. Many businesses at that point were even able to expand or open second locations due to the extra profit. And smokers did not stop going out, either.

They simply adapted like they had to at work - by taking their cigarettes outside for smoking breaks - and that was in minus 30 degree weather - so I think we could easily adapt to that here in Savannah. Some places added chairs or tables outdoors to accommodate smokers having a smoke break while they went out clubbing or dined out. Your article illuminated another problem with the smoking issue: many restaurant owners don’t realize that it isn’t just the polluted air that bothers many non-smokers. It is also pretty repulsive to some people to pay $200 or more for dinner and be sitting there trying to avoid looking at the “plate of dirt” (dirty ashtrays) on the tables nearby, or the disgusting ashes falling everywhere as smokers puff away. This is especially a problem in places where the tables are close together or highly visible to one another, or where the bar is in the middle of things. And just because people don’t complain about smoke doesn’t mean they have not had a bad experience with smoking in a restaurant. Some people simply don’t return to that restaurant and choose smoke-free ones instead. Restaurant and bar owners have to understand that non-smokers are an important part of their clientele, instead of worrying that they’ll lose business if they make their establishments nonsmoking. They need to find ways to accept that we now live in a world where people are more health-conscious, where we thankfully have the technology to know what causes fatal diseases so we can take steps to avoid these dangers. And owners should look at the large cities across this country. Many have adopted smoking bans, and restaurants have not lost business. Far from it. If anything, many new customers have come out of the woodwork because they know

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The interception of a half-pound of marijuana last week at a seemingly vacant house on Shell Road led to the arrest of Omar Griffin, one of Chatham County’s most wanted men, on a number of charges going back for over a year. Griffin will be charged with three counts of possession of mariTop, Omar Griffin; bottom, the juana with stash police found with him intent to distribute, three counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, two counts of “possession of tools of the crime,” possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

Living a CAT’s life Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT) is offering the chance to be “pampered” during RiderAppreciation Days, June 617. “Public transportation is vital to our community,” says Jean Iaderosa, CAT Director of Development. “As a mobility option, it benefits everyone and contributes to the lives of individuals, giving them freedom, access, and opportunity.”

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Local nurse is a ‘Starr’ Danene Starr, a nurse with the Chatham County Health Department’s Community Cares Service Program (CCSP), was recently honored as an outstanding employee by the Georgia Department of Human Resources. Starr, along with 11 other public health nurses and a volunteer with the Georgia Nurse Alert System, shared an award for heroism for volunteering to help with disaster relief in Florida following Hurricane Frances, where they supported local public health staff and worked in emergency shelters. “Danene Starr and the other nurses who volunteered to help our neighbors demonstrated outstanding commitment to the wellbeing of people everywhere,” says Acting Division of Public Health Director Stuart Brown, M.D. “I am proud that they are on our team.”

Correction and a non-correction First off, our apologies to Chroma Gallery, whom we described as “SCAD owned and operated” in our “Best of Savannah 2005 issue. The “Best Local Art Gallery” winner is completely independent of the college and unaffiliated with it. We did get the part about them being on Barnard Street right, though. As for all the smarty-pants who thought we misspelled “restaurateur” on last week’s cover, we just have one word for you: “Restaurateur” is indeed the preferred spelling of the word. ◗




from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports

• A Nero Court resident told police that a man had come to her apartment and attempted to gain entry to talk to her. He became angry when she refused to let him in and began banging on a bedroom window. When she asked the man to leave, he broke the glass, then fled before police arrived. Two children were present and the window was above the bed of one of them. • An officer on routine patrol at East Broad and Anderson streets observed a suspicious man who appeared intoxicated in a known drug area at 2 a.m. The man said he had a marijuana pipe with marijuana in it, and more marijuana at home. He gave the officer the pipe and was arrested. ◗

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• A West Congress Street bar owner told police that a man wearing a pink shirt came in his bar and was being disorderly with the employees. He said he had had the man removed from the premises earlier in the evening, and the

man had returned. The officers caught up with the man. who was visibly intoxicated. He was arrested and charged with criminal trespass.

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• A WOMAN WALKING HER DOG at Wahlburg and Barnard streets observed a man trying to break into her car with a crow bar. She told him, “Dude, you better run.” The man brandished the crow bar and said, “Bring it on,” but the woman’s dog growled and he dropped the crow bar and ran. The woman flagged down a police officer. While she was talking to him, she observed the man come out of a lane and said, “That’s him.” The officer called for backup. When the suspect saw the officers arrive, he hesitated and was placed into custody.

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by Steve Newman

‘Leave the Land’

Warming and El Niño

Another season of drought across Australia’s prime agricultural 3.8 4.3 heartland threatens severe crop losses, and has prompted one leading scientist to urge affected farmers to “leave the land with dignity” due to 5.1 ongoing climate change. Scant rainfall and scorching temperatures have created the thirddriest conditions on record. Drought prevails in the eastern coastal states of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, as well as South Australia and the usually lush southern island of Tasmania. Week Ending June 3, 2005 Professor Peter Cullen, member of a group of scientists devising a national water the last year and a half, 54 human deaths strategy for the dry continent, says that as from bird flu have been recorded in much as 10 percent of agricultural land Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia. has become unsustainable for farming. He urges farmers weary of fighting drought to retire or find other work, and the govIndia’s only active volcano ernment to help them make the transition. spewed a flow of lava for the first time in 11 years in the Andaman and Nicobar island China announced that at least chain. The Indian Express reported that 1,000 migratory birds have the uninhabited Barren Island, where the been found dead from the eruption occurred, is home to bats, crabs, H5N1 strain of avian influenza rats and several species of birds and in the west of the country. Jia Youling, goats. The Andaman and Nicobar chain director of the Ministry of Agriculture’s was devastated by the Dec. 26 tsunami, veterinary bureau, said the dead birds and Indian scientists say they are examincluded bar-headed geese, great blackining lava from the eruption to see if it headed gulls and cormorants. Jia said could be linked to last year’s record China was taking tough measures to seismic event. ensure that the epidemic did not spread • The most powerful eruption of Mexico’s to domesticated bird populations or Volcano of Fire in 15 years sent a column humans, including vaccinating domestic of rock, ash and lava almost 3 miles into birds and banning people from entering the skies above the state of Colima. Ash the Lake Qinghai nature reserve, where forced the closure of the airport in the city most of the dead birds were found. He of Colima as lava cascaded down the added that there have been no cases of volcano’s flanks. bird flu being transmitted to humans. In

A team of U.S. climate researchers says it has detected a link to ongoing global warming and more frequent occurrences of the El Niño ocean-warming phenomenon in the tropical Pacific. Writing in Geophysical Research Letters, the team says rising global temperatures tend to trigger El Niño events, unleashing various weather shifts worldwide. They say continued global warming is likely to trigger more El Niño events, which will be more frequent than the number of the reverse La Niña ocean-cooling episodes.


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Earthquakes Metropolitan Tokyo was shaken by three mild earthquakes, but no damage or injuries were reported. • A strong aftershock of the Dec. 26 Indonesian temblor sparked panic in Aceh province. • Earth movements were also felt in Japan’s Kyushu Island, Taiwan, northeastern India, northeastern and southern Iran, southern Greece, the New YorkQuebec border area, the TennesseeArkansas border area and southwestern Guatemala.

Pacific Cyclone Typhoon Nesat brought thunderstorms and gusty winds to Guam as it gained force south of the U.S. Pacific Territory. Nesat remained far from land areas, threatening only shipping lanes in the western North Pacific.

Rain Gauge Total May rain through the 26th: 3.39”, normal 3.46”, -0.07” for the month. Total 2005 rain: 17.30”, normal 17.75”, -0.45” for the year

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An oppressive premonsoon heat wave across the Indian subcontinent has killed at least 50 people in India and southern parts of Nepal. Temperatures soaring to 117 degrees Fahrenheit sent hundreds to hospitals with heat-related symptoms. The annual season of “heat and dust” occurs until monsoon winds bring rain and more temperate conditions later in June.

Killer Bee Attack An attack of killer bees in the African nation of Cameroon killed one man and sent several schoolchildren to hospital. The attack occurred in the town of Baleng after the insects became agitated when some of the students attempted to remove honey from their hive. The swarm initially attacked the honey seekers then went after teachers and nearly 300 other children playing in the schoolyard. A man who tried to help the children died from numerous bee stings. ◗

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Overdoing Oversight The agency that oversees Spain’s stock market announced that it will implement a rule starting in July to require each director of an exchangelisted company to disclose not just names of family members but of any other “affectionate relationship,” straight or gay, that the director may have. The purpose is to help monitor insider trading. (Also, in Nanjing, China, municipal officials were ordered in May to disclose any extramarital affairs, as a way of reducing officials’ payoffs to mistresses, according to Xinhua news agency.)

Can’t Possibly Be True Aberdeen, Wash., fourth-grader Tyler Stoken was suspended in May for a week for balking, on a statewide test, at composing a short essay on what would happen if, one day at school, you “see your principal flying by a window.” Tyler, reportedly a good student, said he thought any passage he wrote would be making fun of the principal, which he refused to do. The principal subsequently viewed that as insubordination (perhaps because it also lowered the school’s overall score) and suspended Tyler, but the superintendent later apologized. Official guidelines issued in May by Britain’s Joint Council on Qualifications, directed to agencies that administer high school and junior-high standardized tests, call for students to receive extra points on the test if they have experienced pre-exam stress due to selected circumstances: death of a parent or close relative (up to 5 percent extra), death of other relative (up to 4 percent), death of pet (2 percent if on exam day, 1 percent if the day before), witnessing a distressing event on exam day (up to 3 percent), just-broken arm or leg (up to 3 percent), headache (1 percent). Among the most striking federal government “pork” grants funded in November was $1.5 million for a new bus stop (several times more than the typical cost) in front of the Anchorage (Alaska) Museum of History and Art. To replace the current kiosk, the city’s transportation director said he imagines a generous upgrade, including perhaps a heated sidewalk to deal with the snow: “We have a senator (Ted Stevens) who gave us that money, and I certainly won’t want to appear ungrateful.”


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An undercover sheriff’s deputy (whose name was not disclosed in a May news report) filed a lawsuit recently against the Florida Hospital in Orlando because, he said, when he went for a shot of pain medication in his hip in October 2000, he was injected instead with what appeared to be cosmetic makeup glitter. The deputy said a fourinch mass was removed and appeared to contain specks of green and red sparkle, and that pain at the site continues. Police in Springfield, Ore., charged Pamela Ann Hemphill, 51, with theft in April after she allegedly snatched neighbor Walter Merritt’s Charles Schulzsigned, original Peanuts cartoon strip, locked herself in a bathroom, removed her clothes, got under the shower, wet the cardboard thoroughly, and finally flushed the pieces down the toilet. Hemphill declined to explain; Merritt said he had no clue as to motive; and the Springfield News reporter has not yet followed up on the story.

Suspicions Confirmed (1) The Florida Supreme Court in March disbarred attorney David A. Barrett for violating the state’s professional conduct code, including paying for an assistant to attend a chaplain’s course at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in order to offer prayers in the rooms of accident victims and solicit business for Barrett. (2) In County Cork, Ireland, in December, Dane Ring, 13, was suspended from school for two days after he ignored what schoolboys know is the cardinal rule of bodily functions, which is to never admit that you’re the person, in a crowded room, who just passed gas.

Unclear on the Concept (1) A man identified as David Connor (by Boston police) or Timothy Connor (by Providence, R.I., police) was arrested after allegedly robbing the Beacon Hill Wine and Spirits in Boston in April of about $1,000, and according to the surveillance video, he appeared to ask for a head start of “60 seconds” before police were called and then to shake the clerk’s hand as if cementing the agreement. (2) In May, Jim Stelling, the Republican Party chairman in Seminole County, Fla., won a lawsuit for defamation against an intraparty official who had accused him of being married six times, which Stelling said he found particularly insulting, since he “believe(s) in family values.” Stelling said he has been married only five times. (The judge ruled that Stelling was not defamed enough for money damages.)

Among official job-title changes implemented by the Scottsdale, Ariz., school district this year, according to a February Arizona Republic report, were those for receptionist (now, “director of first impressions”) and school bus driver (now, “transporter of learners”). Said Superintendent John Baracy, “This is to make a statement about what we value in the district. We value learning.” Said the new first-impressions director, “I think it’s classy. Everyone wants to be important.”

News That Sounds Like A Joke In April, police in Buffalo, N.Y., said Thomas L. Hunter, 55, ran off with a case of brandy from the Eastside Liquor store, but during the getaway, he dropped the case, and bottles shattered. He was arrested when he returned to the scene of the spill and started sucking up brandy with a straw.

Recurring Themes Former caddie Gary Robinson recently filed a lawsuit against pro golfer Ms. Jackie Gallagher-Smith, claiming he was made an “unwitting sperm donor” in their brief romance since he believes it was he who fathered her child born in March. His lawsuit is for intentional infliction of emotional distress, which is the same claim that has been successful in the early stages of another lawsuit, reported in News of the Weird in March, in which a male doctor in Chicago sued a female doctor who had his child during their affair. (Gallagher-Smith maintained that her husband is the father, and DNA tests cannot be forced on a married woman in Gallagher-Smith’s home state of Florida.) Most of the seemingly inexhaustible telephone harassers reported in News of the Weird through the years have been Japanese men and woman, scorned in love or business, but American Timothy John Campbell, 45, was arrested in Atlantic, Iowa, in May and charged with stalking a woman by, among other tactics, telephoning her as many as 3,000 times a month. The victim was a waitress at a bar patronized by Campbell but said she ignored his overtures.

Least Competent Criminals Police in Hackettstown, N.J., charged Juan Vargas, 29, with public intoxication at a Dunkin Donuts shop after spotting him speaking into his wallet as if it were a cell phone (February). And in Danbury, N.H., in March, Steven Metallic, 39, was arrested after a two-hour standoff in which he filled his mother’s home with propane gas and threatened to blow it up. Metallic finally fell for a police ruse when they pretended to leave; officers who remained behind captured Metallic tiptoeing out of the house. ◗


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Not even the most sacrosanct or intimate of occasions is immune. “Technology makes me too available,” said Jeff Coble of Mableton, Ga., a management consultant. “Every time I drop my phone, I hope it breaks so I can be unreachable with plausible deniability. I even took my laptop with me on my honeymoon.” His dilemma is pervasive: A recent study released by the Families and Work Institute reported that one in three Americans is “chronically overworked.” Due in part to the access technology provides, one in three employees is in contact with work at least once a week outside of traditional office hours. The same study reported that more than one-third of employees had not and were not planning to take their full vacation time. Even what appears to be the most leisurely of job benefits — telecommuting — can make the difference between work and home indistinguishable. Kristie White of Palmetto became a mobile employee for IBM several months ago after spending seven years in the company’s Atlanta office. “Initially, I found myself working much more than usual, simply because I felt guilty about not physically going into the office,” White said. “I did that for about three months, and I was completely stressed out. Finally I realized that I had to set boundaries to stay healthy and to remain productive at home and work.” Cellphones are now being fashioned out of pens. Laptops and cellphones are merging. And prices are cooling, which means more consumers are buying — and soon no one will have an excuse to be out of the loop. The intrusion seems to be blamed for evaporating quality time away from work. But what about the time technology has zapped from productivity? Those casual, workday moments spent eyeing Web sites, sports scores and news? E-mailing friends, perhaps? This could be the payback. “Everybody shops at at work. Everyone checks their home email, pays bills. Now you can program your TiVo from the Internet,” said Christopher Null, editor of Mobile magazine. “If employers are expecting people to stay connected, they should be equally expected to give up that work time for personal activities.” ◗

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TERRY AND PAMELA SWANSON cozy up on the couch together to watch “American Idol” each week, a favorite way to decompress in this Suwanee, Ga., household. But it’s no respite. Side by side, the couple cuddle with their laptops, firing off emails, phoning clients and tinkering with real estate listings while rolling their eyes up to catch a glimpse of the competition. “Technology makes you think about your family while you’re at work and think about your work when you should be focusing on your family,” Terry Swanson said. “It’s the new American way.” This new culture is being embraced by countless Americans. Work and home are no longer distinct for many, but part of an amalgamated lifestyle that appears to have no limits. “We haven’t got to the point of going to bed with the laptop, but we’re not too far off,” said Terry Swanson. Spherion, a recruitment and staffing agency that operates more than 1,000 offices globally, recently completed a survey to glean the expectations of both employers and employees in regard to how connected workers are to the office. • Twenty-eight percent of those surveyed said their employer expects them to stay connected to the office outside of business hours. Fifty-three percent said no, while 19 percent offered a neutral response. • Twenty-six percent said that staying connected to the office via e-mail or cellphone interferes with their personal life. Forty-five said it doesn’t, while 29 percent were neutral. • Thirty-one percent of men and 23 percent of women said they were expected to stay connected to work outside of business hours. “Technology has had enormous impact,” said Richard Lamond, senior vice president for Spherion. “Work-life balance is the No. 1 career priority for the emerging worker. That balance is going to become more critical, and employers are going to have to pay heed to that.” With Ethernet ports emerging in every hotel room and Wi-Fi, or wireless fidelity, turning every coffee shop and grocery store into an online hub, any jaunt to the movie theater or a stroll down the sidewalk is a potential day at the office.



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Only the best students attain the rank of master IT’S A WORD THAT STRIKES FEAR in the hearts of those who have to pronounce it: Sommelier (SOM mel YAY). French for “wine butler,” this person is in charge of wine at a restaurant and can be your sherpa, guiding you through a dauntingly complicated wine list. Like so many other professions, sommeliers are a mixed breed. There are poseurs who think reading one book and attending a class creates an expert, and then there are the real sommeliers, who have studied the juice for years, taken the official exams and are the true studs (and studettes). The Court of Master Sommeliers, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization established in 1969, separates these professional wine geeks with three certification courses and exams: Introductory, Advanced, and Master. Any Joe can sit for the Intro, but you must show years of wine service experience to take the Advanced and Master exams. In addition to demonstrating the right way to clip an Havana cigar and cite obscure wine laws, these exams incorporate a grueling blind tasting of six wines, where you must correctly name (or at least argue your choice) the grape varieties, country, appellation, and vintage. Graham Thomson, Director of Wine and Spirits at Epicurean Life, a culinary center in Sarasota, Fla., is in the midst of the Master Sommelier certification process. He has passed all but one section of the highest level — the blind tasting. The Master plateau is the bitch. Oral instead of written, you have a few seconds to answer each question a panel throws at you. If you don’t know the answer, you can’t skip it, then go back and ponder it — you suck it up and take the ego hit. The difficulty of the exam shows in the numbers. The pass rate for the Advanced is around 10 percent and is even less for the Master level. And there are only 120 Master Sommeliers in the

world, identified by the M.S. after their name. So why do it? Thomson said studying for the exams, “forced me to learn about the wine regions of the world that I never really looked at before, like Austria and Portugal … it filled in the gaps of my knowledge.” And he has seen many more opportunities, like being invited to speak at Walt Disney World and at various wine conferences around the country. So why do we care? It tends to keeps the charlatans out of the industry by establishing a common level of professionalism and knowledge, but it also gives people in the wine industry a hardearned badge of honor. When I meet a Master Sommelier, it’s like Yoda has come to me. I sponge for knowledge. What about people like myself who don’t test well? In college, I got a D in Psychology 101 — the exams were designed to weed out folks like me. I’ve been scared of standardized tests ever since. So, when it comes to my wine cred, I haven’t exactly been motivated to sit down and get abused by a piece of paper. Ultimately, there are far more professional sommeliers without the magical M.S. than with it. You’ll find these people with their bookcases stacked with Jancis Robinson and Andrea Immer texts, words like “gruner” and “appellation” flowing freely from their mouths, and a smile on their face when you order something other than chardonnay. ◗

Recommended Wines Marquis Philips 2004 Holly’s Blend (AU) - Not really a blend this year, this 100 percent verdelho grape wine is one of the most unique I’ve tried in a while. It tastes green, like a kiwi that’s almost ripe. Crisp, puckering, tart. Sweetness = 1. $16. ★★★ 1/2 The Jibe 2004 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough -- Refreshing, with loads of the best stuff New Zealand always offers: grapefruit, green grass and tart green apple. Yum. Sw = 2. $13. ★★★ 1/2


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just insane! I’m not tryin’ to dog out the Osbournes, but come on. Metal’s never been about money! It’s always been about people that don’t have money who scrimp and save up to get the Van Halen or the KISS record. Ozzfest is just takin’ advantage of people. Like, Emissions From The Monolith was $60 for 4 days!” As for the future of Eyehategod, while the scene now seems primed to take many 2nd and 3rd generation extreme metal acts to the oft-lauded “next level,” Bower says he’s hoping his band becomes a little more abrasive. “We don’t wanna write the same record over and over. We realize Eyehategod could evolve into something else as well. Like maybe add some noise shit in, like old SBK and Throbbing Gristle. I want it to be way more violent.” Why more violent? “I don’t know. To me, it’s so negative, you know? So many people keep that shit all balled up in ‘em. We’re trying to make people mad. We want ‘em to hate us, but love us, too.” ◗

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the group formed in 1988, but didn’t hit And the current shift towards the big the road in earnest until 1993. Since that money world of MOR rock? time, they’ve made a name for them“Now, you’ve got groups like Queens selves as some of the baddest, noisiest, of The Stone Age crossing over, but permost intense Southern “doom rockers” sonally, I think the Melvins were doin’ it ever to spring from from ‘84 on. American soil. “I kinda look at However, their music like it always antagonistic style of goes in circles. Right music (which was now I feel like someonce relegated to the thing’s about to fringes of even the happen. Some new metal underground) band is about to come has slowly become out that’ll be like the incorporated into new Nirvana... And Eyehategod mainstream metal, and they’re not called now in the early part of 2005, seems on Byzantine! They’ll redefine things.” the cusp of reaching over into the mainAnd yet, as far as the evolution of his stream rock world as well. scene goes, Bower is emphatic about It must be an odd thing to help create what he sees as an unfortunate turn of a scene and stick around long enough to events – namely, its commercialization. watch it spawn all manner of slightly That’s evident when I ask for his take watered down offspring. Yet, Bower feels on the current state of Ozzy Osbourne, heartened rather than threatened. onetime leader of Eyehategod’s avowed “We headlined the Emissions From influences Black Sabbath. The Monolith Festival a few nights ago,” “I think his wife controls his life,” he he offers. “And there were all kinds of blurts out with surprising candor. cool bands and merch you can’t find any“I mean, I played 2 years of Ozzfest, where else. You can tell this style of and I talked to a friend last night who’s music is still extremely strong.” payin’ $315 for 2 tickets this year. That’s

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SOMETIMES YOU CAN TELL in the first few moments of an interview that it’s going to be a wild ride. In this case, the person on the other end of the line is guitarist Jimmy Bower of New Orleans extreme metal cult band Eyehategod. They’re in the midst of a cross-country tour, and my first – and rather innocuous – question is “So where are you guys right now?” “Where are we?” he growls into the cell phone. “We’re on the New Jersey Turnpike and it’s hot as balls!” Cue much background cackling and obscenities from the peanut gallery. As best I can tell, the gallery includes at least some members of Byzantine – another brutal and heavy rock act that’s providing support on the tour – and this sort of long-distance inquisition is the perfect excuse for plenty of half-soused ribbing on everyone’s part. That type of release is likely a byproduct of spending the better part of the last decade in cramped quarters with a bunch of guys whose capacity for intoxication is almost as legendary as their capacity for earsplitting mayhem. While the band’s first album, In The Name of Suffering, was released in 1991,


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Minor legends on the Macon music scene, this hard-rocking, swampy blues band features one half of the fondlyremembered sibling act The Brothers Brooks. They put on a great live show and have a loyal following in Europe of all places. Fri., Savannah Blues.

are soon to release their debut full-length CD on the Savannah-based Hyperrealist label (home to Circle Takes The Square). Fri., The Jinx.

Bluesonics Popular straight-ahead electric blues trio with a rock-solid rhythm section, and an expressive guitarist. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.



Hard-hitting local alternative rock band whose myriad of sometimes clashing influences include ska, punk, reggae and organic jam-band improvisation. Hard to pigeonhole, they’re one of the brightest original acts on the local scene. Tues., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Critically-acclaimed West Virginia metal throwbacks whose Prosthetic Records debut has been likened to a virtual redux of labelmates Lamb of God. However, this band’s technicality and precision helps to overshadow the fact that they’re merely a very good representation of what an awful lot of folks are Slayer-esque riffs with doing right now (S furious blastbeat drumming, etc...). Fri., The Jinx.

The Back River Ramblers Acoustic trio of local songwriters Kyle Shiver, Dobbie Simmons and Daryl Wise. They’re known for impressive vocal harmonies, and a captivating blend of country, blues and soul. Sat., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Baroness Balls-to-the-wall local metal act (with copious nods to stoner rock of yore) that’s starting to become something of a celebrated cause on the underground DIY scene. They tour far from home, and

Bryan Clees & The Electric Cowboys Regional country singer/songwriter with a growing following. He’s opened for some major stars, and has a debut CD in the works. Fri. - Sat., Tommy’s (Pooler).

David Duckworth Talented jazz pianist whose latest CD features his own arrangements of

Johnny Mercer tunes. Tues., 7 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Sun., 11 am - 2 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Dueling Pianos

The Hazzard County Band feat. The Courtenay Brothers

High-energy show by wise-cracking tag-team pianists taking requests from the audience (anything from jazz standards and show tunes to heavy metal anthems). Wed. - Sat., Savannah Smiles.

Eat Mo’ Music Instrumental funk and soul jazz combo with a growing fanbase. Fri. Sat., 8:30 pm, Moon River Brewing Company.

Frank Emerson Traditional and contemporary acoustic Celtic tunes from a River Street fixture. Wed., Sun., Kevin Barry’s.

Gretel This touring acoustic act from New England lists blues, folk, and gospel as key influences and says their songs contain “an honesty and directness usually reserved for confessionals and bathroom stalls.” Sun., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Kristin Gustafson Solo harpist whose unique approach includes arrangements of contemporary hits as well as classical pieces and original works. This is a free brunchtime concert in the swanky hotel’s restaurant.

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Keith & Ross Acoustic duo (known for their vocals) offering loose, playful renditions of rock, country and jam favorites. Thurs., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House + Sat., 9:30 pm, The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).

The Hitmen

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The Workshop

Fun and flashy regional electric blues trio featuring former members Bluesonics members (from way back in the day). Their drummer spent several years on the road with Billy Ray Cyrus... Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

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Voodoo Soup

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The Ignitors

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Greg Williams Band

Top-notch jazz combo led by the tasteful trap drummer Hoffman. Thurs., 8 pm - 12 am, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

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Full, electric country band augmented by a popular acoustic duo. They play a mix of covers and originals and made plenty of fans as the opening act for the recent CountryFest at Red Gate Farms. Thurs., 7 pm + Sat., 9 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).

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Jason Bible S.I.N. Night: $1 off everything (w/ pay stub)

Open Mic w/Zack Deputy

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Liquid Ginger Extremely popular regional pop-rock act with strong local ties. Their shows find them mixing modern and classic rock covers with material from their 2 indie albums. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).

Hatch. This group offers ballads, bebop, Brazilian jazz and more. Fri., 9 pm - 1 am, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Joey Manning

Ultra-slick punk/ska/emo/pop act with the look and the hooks to go far. In the past 5 years, they’ve played over 700 shows with everyone from Slightly Stoopid to Taking back Sunday, and managed to win the 2004 New York International Music Festival. Not in the least bit original, but certainly well-done. Fri., Locos Deli & Grill.

Jude Michaels & The Hopeless Causes

Passafire Exciting Savannah rock/reggae/hiphop hybrid, who’s soon to release their debut CD, and tours regionally. Fri., Locos Deli & Grill.

Howard Paul & George Sheck

Upbeat, funky jazz quartet from Statesboro. Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

She Alice Pop and rock covers from some of the area’s most experienced players. Fri., Mary’s Seafood & Steaks.

‘Georgia’ Kyle Shiver Locally-based singer/songwriter with a strong voice, impressive acoustic guitar skills, and a few CD’s worth of soulful folk, and distinctly Southern

Solo versions of beach, boogie and blues hits with sequenced backing for a “full band sound.” Fri., Stingray’s (Tybee).

Too Blue Electric duo of local singing blues guitarists Jeff Beasley and Ray Lundy (of Bottles & Cans). They play danceable blues, R & B and blues-rock. Sat., 7:30 pm, The Warehouse.

The Earl Williams Quartet Hilton Head-based jazz and blues artist whose combo is a regular attraction at this upscale supper club. Wed., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

The Greg Williams Band Locally-based rock & roll group that incorporates plenty of folk and blues influences into both originals (penned by their prolific frontman Williams) and covers by everyone from Dylan to Muddy Waters to Lowell George. Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge. ◗

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This Georgia-based unit is fueled by bassist and composer Morrison’s pedigree (he’s worked with Tony Williams, Sam Rivers, T-Bone Walker, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddy Cole, among others), and pianist Keith Williams, who led his own trio for years at Atlanta’s famed nightclub Dante’s Down The

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blues. Wed., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House + Fri., 7 pm, AJ’s Dockside Restaurant (Tybee) +Sun., Café Loco (10 pm).

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The Phil Morrison Trio featuring Keith Williams

Formerly known as The No Exit Band featuring Ronnie Keel, this high-octane Southern jam act can always be counted on for Allman Brothers and Widespread Panic-style grooves – plus fiery electric guitarwork. Fri., 7:30 pm, The Warehouse.

Rude Buddha

Veteran, sweet-voiced pianist and guitarist playing several decades worth of soft rock and pop favorites. He’s long been considered one of the area’s best “piano men.” Sat. - Sun. + Wed., 7 pm, AJ’s Dockside (Tybee).

Locally-based singer/songwriter who mixes popular covers with his own lighthearted material, and accompanies himself on both guitar and cello. Fri., Café Loco (Tybee).

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Kodac Harrison’s Speaking Bean Poetry Slam In honor of the first anniversary of this monthly poetry showcase and competition, noted Atlanta trouKodac Harrison badour and spoken word artist Harrison has invited one of the Lowcountry’s most esteemed writers to grace this downtown coffeehouse with a rare live reading. Rosemary Daniell – whom he terms “the Godmother of contemporary poetry in Savannah” – came to international prominence in the mid-1970s through her collection A Sexual Tour of the Deep South. Her critical and popular acclaim reached new heights with the publication of the edgy memoirs Fatal Flowers: On Sin, Sex and Suicide in the Deep South (1980), and Sleeping with Soldiers (1994). Many also know this National Endowment For The Arts recipient as the creator of the Zona Rosa teaching method for aspiring creative writers. Signup for the competition begins at 7 pm. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

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Billy Joe Royal is best remembered for his signature country hit “Down In The Boondocks,” but he’s also been a solid stage act for decades, and enjoyed a loyal following in our neck of the woods almost since his start in the music business. Local shag and beach cover band Savannah Gold kicks off this covered outdoor gig (it’s in the large partiallyenclosed rotunda on the Tybee Pier), and while no lawn chairs or coolers are allowed, there will be food (burgers, hot dogs, ice cream) and drinks (beer, wine, liquor) available for purchase. $15 general admission tickets can be bought at the show, or in advance at Tybee’s ABC Liquor and IGA grocery stores. Sat., 7 pm, Tybee Island Pier Pavillion.

The Cherry Valence The last time I caught this manic, powerhouse of a rock band, they were opening for The Fleshtones in Brooklyn – and it was The Cherry Valence a sight to behold. While they’ve gone through plenty of lineup changes since their inception, they still boast some of the more experienced indie rock dudes from the Raleigh, N.C., scene, and they still take the same approach – sweaty, adrenaline-

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fueled garage anthems that are equal parts MC5 bombast, JB’s groove and Kyuss stoner riffage. With Atlanta cockrock revivalists Grayson Manor. Sat., The Jinx.

Chamber Music on Skidaway Well, despite our lack of a city symphony, there seems to have been a significant increase of late in the number of local classical music concerts. The latest event to cross my desk is this recital by Chamber Music Hilton Head, an ensemble of professional players hailing from Charleston, Savannah, and both Plantation and Jacksonville, Fla., in addition to the aforementioned resort island. While they’ve been an active unit for 7 seasons and given more than 30 concerts, most of those have been confined to Hilton Head itself, so this is a wonderful opportunity to avail oneself of a dedicated group of serious musicians. This program marks the ensemble’s season finale, and their Artistic Codirector Bob Shamo says it will include Beethoven’s trio for violin, cello and piano, a duo for violin and viola in the style of Handel, and a string quartet by Mendelssohn. Tickets for the 90-minute show are $15 at the door. Students get in for free. For more info, call Yvone Johnson at (912)303-9522. Mon., 7:30 pm, Messiah Lutheran Church.

Moe Loughran This is the second trip to Savannah for this great singer/songwriter – and if reports of her first such visit are any indication, this should be worth Moe Loughran attending. The College Music Journal once tagged her as “ a younger, lustier Sheryl Crow,” and that shorthand snapshot has gotten repeated ad infinitum by every two-bit music hack in the country (including myself). However, don’t let that Gene Shalit-caliber summation dissuade you from giving Moe a try. This guitarist has played many of the most important industry showcase rooms in the country (such as NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and L.A.’s El Rey Theater), and seen her tunes land on Dawson’s Creek DVDs and several MTV shows. Plus, in 2003, she took home the American Music Award for Best Unsigned Artist. Her recorded work is resoundingly impressive, and runs the gamut from lavishly-produced full-band modern-rock to intense, emotionally naked acoustic ballads. This is the perfect destination for those who appreciate seeing exceptional tunemiths up close and personal. Saturday, 8 pm, The Sentient Bean. ◗


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Little Charlie & The Nightcats - Side Bar - Gainesville, FL “Dora The Explorer Live!� - Times-Union Center, Jacksonville

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“Vibe MusicFest� - Georgia Dome, Atlanta “Dora The Explorer “Music Midtown Festival� w/Biz Live!� - Times-Union Markie, Coheed & Cambria, Def Center, Jacksonville Leppard, Devo, Doug E. Fresh, Dropsonic, Jo Dee Messina, Joa Jett & The Blackhearts, Kid Rock, M.C. Lyte, montgomery Gentry, Public Aimee Mann, Ben Enemy, Slick Rick, The Jonathan Richman Lee - Atlanta’s Lemonheads, Whodini, Botanical Garden etc... - Music Midtown Southern Bitch - Milestone Club, Atlanta Festival, Atlanta Little Charlie & The Nightcats - Cypress Brian McKnight, New Edition Ballroom, Orange Park, FL Verizon Wireless “The Killith Fair� w/M.O.D., Jacknife, Amphitheater, Charlotte Crisis - Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville John Fogerty - Florida Adema - Fuel, Jacksonville Theatre, Jacksonville

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Kevn Kinney - Atlanta’s Botanical Garden

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mindy Smith Chastain Park Amphitheatre Jordan Knight - Centre Stage @ The Plex, North Charleston Will Hoge - The Windjammer, Isle of Palms, SC Ghost in the Machine (Police Tribute) Evening Muse, Charlotte Def Leppard, Montrose - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena â——

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Disclaimer Department: I had never given even a fraction of a thought to the skateboard culture, yet for the 90 minutes I recently spent watching 2002’s Dogtown and Z-Boys, I was mesmerized. Directed by former Z-Boy Stacy Peralta, this smashing documentary chronicles the rise of the Venice, CA, teens who almost singlehandedly revived skateboarding as a national phenomenon thanks to their radical reinterpretation of the sport during the 1970s. Now, Peralta has penned a Hollywood account of the Z-Boys, yet the resultant film fails to capture anything beyond random surface pleasures. In the documentary, it’s clear that Jay Adams and Tony Alva were not only the sports’ media celebrities but also the best skateboarders. In this film, Adams (played by Emile Hirsch) and Alva (Victor Rasuk) are prominently featured, but so is Peralta (John Robinson) -- the other members of the Zephyr Team are no more than blurs in the background. Initially, the choice of Catherine Hardwicke as director seemed inspired: As the helmer of Thirteen, it was clear that she wouldn’t back away from the grittiness of the project. Yet the ample party scenes that drove Thirteen seem extraneous here: We know these kids liked to get drunk, get high and get laid, so why do we need endless sequences of this nature when they serve only to take the focus away from the real story? Lords of Dogtown is well acted (especially by Heath Ledger as the group’s stoner-mentor), and Hardwicke ably recreates a specific time and place. Yet the movie rarely conveys the import of what these lower-income kids accomplished: As depicted here, their cultural revolution seems no more noteworthy than a day spent at the mall.


Imagine, if you will, Adam Sandler in the Burt Reynolds role of the macho outdoorsman in Deliverance. Impossible, right? Yet it really isn’t that much easier to accept Sandler in Reynolds’ old role of football-star-turned-convict Paul “Wrecking” Crewe in the remake of The Longest Yard. Reynolds, himself a college gridiron star until an injury forced an alternate career path, excelled in this sort of testosterone-soaked, Rrated fare. Sandler, on the other hand, is squishy-soft in that unmistakable Hollywood manner -- he looks less like an a-hole athlete who could tough it out in a Texas prison than an eager-to-please Improv regular who somehow ended up in a Universal Studios tour backlot simulation of a Texas prison. Faithfulness to director Robert Aldrich’s hard-hitting 1974 flick, in which Crewe leads a ragtag group of convicts in a football match against the sadistic guards, isn’t the problem: Major plot points are kept intact, snatches of dialogue find themselves lifted wholesale by scripter Sheldon Turner, and even characters’ fates remain the same. But when this version does deviate from its source material, the results are disastrous -- and all but kill any chance the film had in maintaining its modest pleasures. The homophobia rampaging through this film is astonishing. I don’t know if Sandler was repeatedly sodomized in the locker room during his high school years, but he clearly has issues to work through.


Ron Howard can finally breathe easy. No filmmaker in his right mind would want his boxing picture to be released a scant few months after Million Dollar Baby cleaned up at the Oscars and at the box office. But Cinderella Man is so structurally and tonally different from Clint Eastwood’s masterwork that it might as well be about jai alai, considering how little the two films will be compared to each other. This one never touches greatness like Clint’s Baby, but it’s a sturdy film on its own terms, relating the real-life story of pugilist James J. Braddock (Russell Crowe), a once-successful boxer whose career took a nose dive about the same time as the stock market at the onset of the Great Depression. Considered past his prime and barely able to provide for his wife (Renee Zellweger) and kids by snagging occasional work on the docks, Braddock finds himself on an unlikely comeback trail as a one-time gig inside the ring turns into a late-career flourishing. Crowe’s touching portrayal is instrumental in recruiting the audience’s sympathies from the get-go (and look for excellent support by Sideways’ Paul Giamatti as Braddock’s manager-friend).



Mirroring the less skilled dancers who can be found among its subjects, Mad Hot Ballroom may not be the most graceful documentary to make the


“Poignant” and “touching” aren’t words usually associated with a Jet Li flick. That’s not to say Li has completely gone the Sense and Sensibility route: Rest assured that fans of martial arts mayhem will leave satisfied with the degree of bone crushing, rib cracking and face pounding on display. But Li actually tries to give a multi-faceted performance in this one, successfully eliciting a sizable amount of sympathy as Danny the Dog. A handful of thrilling set pieces goose the proceedings, yet it’s the acting that provides the advantage: Morgan Freeman packs his usual authority, Kerry Condon is an absolute delight, and Bob Hoskins clearly relishes the return to the UK underground milieu. ◗

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George Lucas has declared that this is the darkest film in the series (certainly, The Empire Strikes Back is the only chapter that compares), and the MPAA obviously agreed by pasting the movie with a PG-13 rating instead of the usual PG. It's here that we witness the final transformation of Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) from a young idealist who's been tagged as the "Chosen One" by the Jedi Council to an agent of evil for the power-hungry lords of the Sith. Despite efforts by his wife Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman) and his mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) to keep him from turning to the dark side of the Force, Anakin instead chooses to follow the advice of the nefarious Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), a megalomaniac determined to decimate his political opponents and

Clearly, DreamWorks’ animation division doesn’t rely on sentiment as heavily as Disney, preferring instead to come across as the hippest cel block in town. But more than just about any other recent toon flick, Madagascar strikes an appropriate balance between Disney and non-Disney, being neither too sudsy nor too smart-alecky. The animal quartet at the center of Madagascar is comprised of the narcissistic lion Alex (Ben Stiller), the affable zebra Marty (Chris Rock), the commonsensical hippo Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) and the hypochondriac giraffe Melman (David Schwimmer). All are living in peaceful contentment at New York’s Central Park Zoo, satisfied with their meals, living quarters and celebrity status with the zoo’s visitors. But on his 10th birthday, Marty begins to question not only his lot in life but his very being. Is he black with white stripes, or white with black stripes?

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Ann Brashares’ best-selling book among female readers has been transformed into a luminescent motion picture for anyone interested in an emotional high. Worthy of snagging viewers outside its expected target audience, Sisterhood hurtles over most its shortcomings by adding a layer of toughness not usually found in films aimed at teens. As they prepare to go their separate ways for the summer, four high school friends stumble across a pair of jeans that miraculously fits all of them. They quickly decide that the pants will be passed among them throughout the summer, as a way of staying in touch over long distances. Brainy Carmen (America Ferrera) will be spending the summer with her neglectful dad (Bradley Whitford); shy Lena (Alexis Bledel) will pass the time with distant relatives in Greece; sexy Bridget (Blake Lively) will hunt for boys while attending a soccer camp in Mexico; and antisocial Tibby (Amber Tamblyn) will remain in town trying to complete her documentary.

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establish his own insidious, fascistic government. (If that sounds suspiciously like America 2005 as opposed to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, be aware that Lucas includes plenty of topical parallels.) Bluntly speaking, the opening acts of Revenge of the Sith are dreadful, until something inspiring occurs: The mythology takes over. As Lucas rounds the final curves, he begins to focus on the elements of the story that directly tie into events first recorded in the original Star Wars flick back in '77. We see how the Jedi knights are exterminated with extreme prejudice, with only Ben Kenobi and the Jedi Muppet Yoda left to hoist the flag for the old guard; we witness the births of twins Luke and Leia, and note how they're shuttled off to different corners of the galaxy; and, of course, we're privy to the climactic battle between Obi-Wan and Anakin, the fateful duel that will lead directly to the birth of Darth Vader. For the first time since, well, 1977, Lucas seems completely in control of his craft, and these sequences resonate beyond the screen.


recent rounds, but damn if it isn’t bursting with pride and passion. In much the same manner as the superior Spellbound, this film centers on several groups of kids who, as students enrolled in the NYC public school system’s ballroom dancing classes, hope to find themselves competing in the city’s annual ballroom tournament. This is yet one more nonfiction film that ably extols the transformative power of the arts and its ability to allow individuals to discover the best within themselves. But the movie also goes beyond that: It captures the palpable love that teachers can feel for their students, and, most intriguingly, it hangs out with these 10- and 11-year-olds as they chat in that unaffected manner as only kids can.






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Amnesty International Local group meets regularly the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Sentient Bean Coffeehouse, 13 E. Park Ave. Call Raymond at 898-3506.

and cell phones at 618 W. Anderson St. For more information, call Debbie W. Walker at 238-2960, Ext. 126.

League of Women Voters

meets on the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. For information, call Joe Murray Rivers, chair, 234-5969, or Janice Shay, 547-5212 or visit

The Savannah-Chatham chapter of the League of Women Voters meets on the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Room 3 of the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital. The league is a statewide, non-partisan, non-profit, multi-issue organization that encourages citizen participation in government and takes action on public policy issues. membership is open to any citizen at least 18 years old.

Chatham County Democratic Women

Libertarian Party of Chatham County

For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222. For information, call Brad Morrison at 5964810.

Libertarian Party of Chatham County meets each Monday at 8:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at Oglethorpe Mall. Call 308-3934 or visit

Chatham Urban Transportation Study

Rap Sessions

The Metropolitan Planning Organization is requesting that citizens review and provide comments on a report concerning the 20062008 transportation improvement program. Comments will be accepted until June 21. Copies are available at Chatham County public libraries, the planning commission office and online at A public meeting about the report will be held Thursday, June 16 at 5 p.m. in the Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room, 112 E. State St.

A free-flowing discussion of spiritual, political and social issues on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St., on the corner of Lincoln and Gwinnett, next to Kroger. During the 1960s and 70s, rap sessions (times when people got together and discussed what was on their minds) were going on at college campuses all over the U.S. Has today’s generation become totally leveled or do we have something to say? Don’t let your human voice be silenced. Call 232-1165.

Coastal Democrats

Savannah Animal Rights and Welfare Group

The June monthly meeting of Coastal Democrats will have a discussion of Clean Energy and the Environment, led by two noted Savannah environmentalists, Keith Freeman and Sara Barczak. The meeting is open to the public with no charge. It will be held June 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes Restaurant on Waters Avenue.

A chapter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA. Call Jolee at 925-2710 or Dianna at 898-1080.

Curbside Recycling

Savannah Republican Club

Persons who would like the city to initiate a curbside recycling program can sign a petition offered by the Savannah Chapter of the Green Building Council. Call 236-0781 or access the petition online at

Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Call 927-7170.

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Fellowship of Reconciliation The oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in the United States meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

Food Not Bombs Feed the hungry and the homeless Sundays at noon in Franklin Square as part of a worldwide effort to encourage kindness in the place of violence. Cooking starts around 10 a.m. at The Blue House, 410 W. Duffy St. To volunteer, call 233-4461.

Foster Grandparent Program Earth Day The Foster Grandparents Program of EOA is celebrating Earth Day by saving empty printer cartridges and used cell phones from disposal in landfills across the country. Used cartridges and cell phones can be refurbished for reuse. Drop off cartridges

Savannah Peace Coalition Keep up with current events every Tuesday night on Yahoo Chat around 7 p.m. Send an e-mail to to receive an invitation to join the chat.

Sierra Club Regular meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 520 E. Washington Ave. 351-7436.

Skidaway Island Democrats For information, call Tom Oxnard at 5984290 or

Speak Up! Local activist group focused on protesting the illegality of the war in Iraq. Contact Richard DiPirro at 441-7167 for more information.

Auditions Lowcountry Ensemble Company is looking for actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, poets and those who want to be. The Lowcountry Ensemble Company is in the process of creating, developing and maintaining a company of actors. For information, call 220-1014 or

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The Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre has extended its application deadline. The camp will be held weekdays June 13-24 for children ages 7-13. The new application deadline is June 9. Tuition and fees are $215, which includes art supplies and materials. Call 927-5325.

An open audition will be held Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. at Crites Hall, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Four male/female roles are available. Participants will be doing improv games and cold readings from the script, which is a summer graduate thesis play. Call 660-0795.

Benefits & Fundraisers Blessingdale’s A new thrift store at 2118 Bona Bella, at the corner of Skidaway and Bona Bella in the Bacon Park Shopping Center, sells clothes, furniture, electronics and household items. All proceeds support The Living Vine, a Christian maternity home in Savannah. Donations appreciated. Call 355-4339.

Fishin’ for Jamie This fishing tournament will take place June 10, 11 and 12 at Hogan’s Marina. All proceeds will go to the Jamie Fulcher Cancer Fund. There will be fishing, food, spirits, door prizes, raffles and music by the Midnight Rocker. The cost is $25 for ages 13 and over and $10 for 12 and under. Fish by boat or land for bass, trout, sheephead, flounder, croaker and whiting. Live bait and boat hoisting will be available. There will be a captain’s meeting Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at the marina, which is mandatory to sign in. Fishing Saturday will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music will be presented both Friday and Saturday. For information, call Debbie Peterson at 355-3722 or Chris Caldwell at 897-5819.

Paddling for Healthy Hearts Tour This fundraiser was begun by members of the Savannah/Chatham County Southeast Affiliate of the American Heart Association to raise funds and awareness. It is based on long-distance sea-kayak trips along the Atlantic coast. To follow the progress or make a donation, visit r 713-8778.

Call for Applications 2nd Annual Savannah Engineering Academy Rising juniors and seniors who have grades of 80 percent or better in all mathematics and engineering/technology/science courses are encouraged to participate in this academy, which will be held June 13-17 and is open to students in Chatham, Effingham, Bryan and Liberty counties. The registration cost is $25 after acceptance into the program. For information, call 9215999. For a PDF copy of the application, go to

Chatham County 4-H Summer Camp The Chatham County 4-H Clubs are now accepting applications for summer camp. For information on the different types of camp, call 652-7987 or send e-mail to

Call for Entries Chatham County Chamber seeks musicians The Chatham County Chamber Group is seeking classically trained musicians. Call 232-2326.

Class Reunions Herschel V. Jenkins, Class of 1995 will hold a 10-year reunion the weekend of June 17-19. For information, send an e-mail to

Savannah High, Class of 1985 will hold a 20-year reunion June 17-19. Call Tracy James at 313-7860 or Donna Miller at 507-6958.

Classes & Workshops AARP 55 Alive This two-day, four-hours-each-day class focuses on refreshing driving skills, reviews the rules of the road and identifies areas where changes take place as we age. The cost is $10 per person. Upon completion, most insurance carriers may deduct up to 10 percent on certain parts of an insurance policy for a period of three years. Classes will be held June 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Generation One. Call 350-7587. Classes will be held June 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smart5 Senior Center at Candler Hospital. Call 352-4405. Classes also will be held June 16 and 17 from 9 all.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rothwell Baptist Church, 216 E. Rothwell in Pooler. Call 964-2129.

Adult Education The Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers in collaboration with Royce Learning Centers and Hope House of Savannah offers tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in basic literacy skills, GED preparation and computer training. Call 447-5711 or stop by the center at 1601 Drayton St. to register.

Art and Theater Classes at S.P.A.C.E. Several classes in art and theater are being offered for both children and adults at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. For information, call 651-4248.

31 Art School Summer classes are offered for students ages 6 through teens. Classes run for a week at a time, with students attending Monday through Friday for three hours. The cost is $150 per week and supplies are included. Each week has a theme such as Three Dimensional Art, Drawing Threatened and Endangered Animals and Characters of Fiction and Fantasy. Call 921-1151 or visit

Baby sign classes Savannah Speech & Hearing Center is offering Baby Sign classes for babies aged 612 months and their parents. Communicate with your baby before you knew it was possible. Classes are offered in four-week sessions every month. Times vary. The cost is $50, which includes materials. To register, call 355-4601.

from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Sundays from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $40. To register, call 2325513 or visit Coastal Scooters at 418 W. Broughton St.

Computer Classes Basic introduction to computers and Microsoft Works offered at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bull and 31st streets. Classes meet for two hours, one day a week for six weeks. Cost is $20 for the session and $20 for the text book. Pre-registration is required. Call 355-0219.

Davenport House Docent Training Volunteer docent training will be offered in July. Training includes studies in local history and decorative arts. Docents lead tours and assist with programming for people from around the world who visit the historic house. Call Dottie Kraft at 236-8097 or send email to

Drawing Inspiration From the Masters Free drawing classes for teens, adults and seniors are offered by the Savannah Art Association through a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Leisure

Services Bureau. Classes are held Saturdays through October from 9 a.m. to noon at Armstrong Atlantic State University’s’ Fine Arts Hall. This program offers a solid foundational art education to members of the community at no cost. Call 897-5612 or 598-8217.

Eastside Concerned Citizens, Inc. Project Tomorrow Inc. is offering several classes and workshops. The list includes sewing, crocheting, computer training, CPR and more. 232-5280.

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Building a Home The UBuildIt office in Savannah invites you to attend a free seminar to help you learn more about building your very own dream house. Call 236-1211.

Career Achievement Program St. Mary’s Community Center, an affiliate of St. Joseph’s/Candler, is offering a program to help adults with math, reading and writing skills. Participants learn through a computer software program, small group and individual tutoring and study books. Participants can choose their hours between Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578.

Chatham County Aquatic Center offers swimming lessons for all ages. Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays for ages 3 to 5 and 6 to 8. Adults and ages 9 to 12 meet Tuesdays and Thursdays. A variety of times are offered. Call 351-6556.

Church Music Seminar The School of Church Music located at 101 Bull St. is announcing specialized workshops to give practical help with almost every area of music ministry, including Conducting Techniques, Youth Choirs, Planning and Organization, Worship Teams, Midi and Keyboards, Children’s Choirs, Worship Planning, Liturgy, Senior Choirs, Keyboards, Vocal Techniques, Rehearsal Tips, Music Software and more. The Annual Music and Worship Seminar will be held June 25 and 26. Call 236-1566 or send email to

Coastal Scooters Classes Coastal Scooters is conducting classes that focus on road skills, safety and the proper maintenance of scooters. Classes are limited in size to provide personal assistance. Each rider is equipped with a TGB 49.5cc scooter and helmet. The class is three hours in length, consisting of classroom, field and onroad instruction. Classes meet on Saturdays

are held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc., 1601 Drayton St. Register by calling 447--5711 or stop by the center.

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St. Joseph’s/Candler Childhood Injury Prevention Program offers a class for boys and girls 11-15 who want to become babysitters. The cost is $35, which includes lunch and a training manual, plus certification on completion of the class. Registration and pre-payment are required. 819-8583.



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is offering free computer classes for beginners in Computer Basics Level One plus the study guide program software for the Georgia High School Graduation Test. Call Gloria Ferguson at 238-2960, Ext. 153.

offers free classes on using computers to access information at the Bull Street Library. Call 652-3662.

Fiction Writing Workshop in Belize will be held this fall. The eight-night workshop will be held at Xanadu Island Resort. .Participants will fly out of Atlanta. All details are available from Christopher Scott Writing Vacations at 398-1727 or

Financial Facts of a Woman’s Life This investor education seminar for women will be held June 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Smith Barney, 7402 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Suite 200. The seminar is free, but seating is limited. Call Kathleen Patterson at 692-4613 for reservations.

Memorial Health positive parenting class The cost is $10 per person and is most beneficial to parents of children less than 4 years. To register, call 350-9335.

Mindful meditation classes will be held on Mondays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at the Integrated Behavioral Center, 1121 Cornell Ave. The cost is $10 per session. Call 3554987.

Multiple blessings is a four-week education course offered by Memorial Health and designed for the family expecting twins, triplets or more. Call Barbara at 350-3129 or visit

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First Steps parent education program This parent education and support program is based at St. Joseph’s/Candler. To find out how you can help, call 819-6910.

Found Object Sculpture Workshop for Teens

Free computer classes St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offers free computer classes. Call 447-6605 for times, days and registration information. Space is limited.

Inquiry Circle

offers hands-on classes for students of all ages from pre-kindergarten through adults. Classes include microscope labs, squid dissection, guided beach walks and tours of the Science Center. Call 786-5917 or visit

Sea Camp 2005 Registration has begun for this year’s sessions. Each program involves a variety of hands-on activities centered around a specific ocean theme. Programs are available for children ages 3 through 12. Call the Tybee Island Marine Science Center at 786-5917 or stop by the center at 1510 Strand to pick up a schedule and registration form.

Sea Scouts Kayak Camp sponsored by Savannah Canoe and Kayak, is for boys and girls ages 10 to 16 and will be held Monday through Friday July 11-15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp features one week of outdoor adventure, games and kayaking skills at the Skidaway Narrows. The cost is $275. Call 341-9502 or visit

Summer Music Program for Kids The Calhoun Conservatory of Music at 101 Bull St. will host this program on Mondays, beginning June 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18 and 25. Pre-registration is required. Programs include Instruments and Music Makers, Playing Instruments with Others, Introduction to Piano and Keyboard, Introduction to Music Theory and Singing and Performing on Stage. Call 236-1400 or send email to

based on the work of Byron Katie is now forming. Contact Ursula Sterling at 484-0134 or send e-mail to, or visit .

Portrait in Oil Workshop

Life Drawing Sessions

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with a clothed model will be held Sundays June 26, July 25, Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Oct. 23 from 1-4 p.m. at the Savannah Art Association, located above Belford’s in City Market. Bring drawing supplies. The cost is $35 per session for members, $45 for nonmembers. Call 897-5612.

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at 801 E. Gwinnett offers business and computer classes.

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department will present a free two-hour parent/teen driver’s course the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Day School, 4625 Waters Ave. Call 651-6653 or send e-mail to and request a registration form. The course is designed for 14-16 year olds and their parents. Advance registration is required. is a course offered by Telfair Women’s Hospital at Candler. Call at 819-3368 or visit will be presented by artist Ron Schaffer on Sunday, June 12 from noon to 5 p.m. at the SAA Gallery. The fee is $55 for members, $65 for non-members. Call 352-3652 or 713-1659. Students and music recording industry professionals can learn the latest in sound editing and music recording software while earning credit toward certification as a Pro Tools operator. Pro Tools 101 will be offered at Savannah College of Art And Design June 6-9 and Pro Tools 201 will be taught June 1316 in Montgomery Hall, 3515 Montgomery St. Enrollment is limited, and a $100 deposit is

Tap Roots The spirituality of nature and the inter-connectedness of all life are crucial beliefs of Unitarian Universalists. The importance of trees in our communities and our spiritual lives is the subject of a five-session program offered by the Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church, Sundays at 10 a.m. The church is located at 143 Houston St. The program has been adapted from worldrenowned primatologist Jane Goodall’s Tap Roots curriculum. Elementary through high school-age students are invited to participate. To sign up or for information, call Chris Neal at 233-6284 or

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UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium presents outreach programs that are interactive, with live animals, costumes and fun activities. Contact Stephanie Edgecombe at 598-2335 for reservations. “Turtle Tales” is a 60-minute outreach program that combines science and art for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. Call Edith Schmidt at 598-2447.

Worth Club K Softball School for girls ages 5-18 will be held this summer in Nashville, Tenn. For information, call 615-6415898 or visit

Clubs & Organizations AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club On Thursdays, the club sponsors role playing with Dungeons and Dragons, Modern D29, Witchcraft, magic the gathering and other role playing games. Anyone interested in playing is free to join. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the AASU Compass Point Club House. The club is forming a laser tag team and has bi-monthly children’s readings on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. at Media Play. For information, call Antonio at 713-1470 or send email to

ABATE (American Bikers Active Toward Education) District 11 meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Silver Dollar Saloon on Hwy. 204 and Old River Rd. Please call for more info. 233-9800.

Alternative Video/Film Enthusiast Join others who enjoy alternative movies. Viewings will be held in private homes which includes social time as well as viewing a movie. Call Don at 655-0482 or send e-mail to

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Drawing sessions will be held the first three Tuesdays of every month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Savannah Art Association (located in City Market upstairs over Belford’s). The model is clothed. Bring your own drawing supplies. $10 per session for members.

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and girls ages 10 to 19 are eligible to apply. Past participants have included Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Grant Hill and more. Players from 50 states and 17 foreign countries attended the 2004 camp. For a free brochure, call 704-373-0873.

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The Art School is offering this workshop for ages 10 through teens on Wednesday, July 6 through Friday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will look at art of assemblage artists, then create their own sculptures using found objects. Creation of the sculpture will involve the supervised use of tools. Cost is $150, supplies included. Call 921-1151.

The Studio, located on Roger Lacey Avenue in Thunderbolt (just off Skidaway Road and Victory Drive) offers the following classes: Adult Beginning Ballet Monday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with Veronica Moretti Niebuhr; Int/Adv Ballet Monday at 5:30 p.m. with Dago Nieves; Int/Adv Ballet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with Jil Cooley; Int/Adv Jazz Tuesday at 5 p.m. with Veronica Moretti Niebuhr and Adult Modern/Jazz Wednesday at 7 p.m. with Joanna Warchol. Call 695-9249.

required. The remaining fee of $650 is due before the first day of class. Call Sue Kennedy at 525-5841.



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Banner of the Nations Savannah

Coastal Georgia Volkswagen Club

is part of a regional and global church network. The group meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at 12 Drake Dr. Call Frank Spencer at 352-2323 or visit the Web site at

This group for Volkswagen lovers - who enjoy meeting like people & attending activities in their autos. Meets the 3rd Saturday of every month. 961-0602.

Beach Historic Neighborhood Association

John J. Dunn, Ph.D., is interested in hearing from people who want to participate in a bipolar support group. Call 692-1230 after 6 p.m.

An ongoing seminar for women who want to make changes in their lives through spirituality and positive reinforcement. The answers lie inside each of us. Meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at Daughters of Destiny House, 12 E. 41st St. Open to all women, all ages, all religions, all beliefs. Facilitated by Miriam Center.

Bridge club meets at the JEA

Drumming circle

1511 Abercorn, ACBL certified duplicate bridge game every Wednesday at 1 p.m. There is a $4 fee. Call Lynn Pierce at 3549739.

There will be a Drumming Circle on Tybee Island the 3rd Saturday of each month from 4-6 p.m. at the Casual Reader bookstore at the shops at Tybee Oaks off Hwy. 80. Call 786-7655.

meets monthly on the third Thursday at 6 p.m. Call 605-4471 for details.

Bipolar Support Group

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Chihuahua Meetup of Savannah A special little club for special little dogs and their owners meets the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. For information, visit

Civil Air Patrol is the civilian, volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is involved in search and rescue, aerospace education and cadet programs. Meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for cadets (12-18 years old) and 7 p.m. for adult members at the former Savannah Airport terminal building off Dean Forest Road, immediately behind Sitel Corp. and Signature Flight Support. For information, check the web site at, send e-mail to, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410.

Clean Coast meets monthly on the first Monday at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. The group needs volunteers and volunteer boat-owners for monthly clean-ups on area beaches, barrier islands and marshes. Check for event schedule.

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah sponsors a bicycle ride every Saturday. Visit for a ride schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubby’s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. 728-5989.

Daughters of Destiny

Friends of Oatland Board of Directors meets every third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; general membership meeting follows at 7 p.m. at the Oatland Island Educational Center. Call Serena Nasworthy at 897-3060.

Friends of the Library

on Waddie Welcome and the Beloved Community. Cost is the price of the meal ordered. Call 233-2838 for reservations or information.

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association holds its board meetings on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. between Park Avenue and Duffy Street. These meetings are open to the public. For information, call 236-8546.

Hostess City Toastmasters Club For those interested in gaining confidence in public speaking. Meets Tuesday evenings, 7pm at 6206 Waters Ave, Rivers Edge Retirement Community. 355-5450

Learn to play Go Learn how to play the game that will soon replace Chess as the intellectual strategy game par excellence., Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Books-A-Million on Abercorn. Call Greg at 232-7549.

Low Country Artists’ and Artisans’ Society sponsors a Country Textiles African American Quilt Making Guild. Call 447-1888.

Loyal Order of Moose

meet the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Bull Street Library. Call 652-3655.

at 2202 Norwood Ave. sponsors bingo every Tuesday and Friday starting at 7:30 p.m. There is a $700 jackpot.

Georgia Christian Singles


Memberships start at $25 and remain active until marriage. See website or call for local chapters. 1-800-869-2500.

The name of this group stands for Moms Offering Moms Support. It is for stay-athome moms and their kids and features day trips, service projects, monthly mom’s nightout events, play groups, play dates, crafts events, a babysitting co-op, as well as other activities. Call Jenn at 354-4256, visit or send e-mail to

Gold Wing Road Riders Association promotes education, safety and fun to motorcycle riders. Call Julian at 920-2700 or John at 858-5414 or visit

Goth Night Savannah A place to connect with fellow individuals who are interested in the music and art of the Gothic subcultures. We welcome musicians, bands, DJs, filmmakers, performance troupes, writers, clothiers, artists and artisans. Visit

Millionaire’s Club for Women

Harley Owners Group

is a group dedicated to the philosophy of Ayn Rand meets biweekly at the Lion’s Den Lounge. Call Brian at 234-2484 or

HOG meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant, I-95 & Hwy 204. Call 925-5349.

Historic Savannah Chapter of the ABWA will meet June 9 at 6 p.m. at the Exchange on Waters. The meeting will begin with networking followed by Tom Kohler speaking

The purpose of the organization is to achieve wealth and success in personal and professional life and to share this wealth by mentoring others on the same pathy. Call 236-3660.

Objectivist Society of Savannah

Oglethorpe Business & Professional Women’s Club meets for lunch the second Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Call 966-3619 or visit

Philo Cafe Philosophical sessions taking on a different topic each time at Barnes & Noble every Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Call 659-2930 or 443-9267. 111 W. DeRenne Ave


A Savannah Tradition Since 1976! Voted Best in Savannah!

Postage stamp meeting and auction The Savannah Stamp Club meeting and stamp auction is held the second Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, 6412 Waters Ave. Call 354-8870.

Progressive Guys’ Discussion Group An opportunity for men to discuss books, music, film and cultural issues in an intellectually stimulating and non-judgmental environment. Meets the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Sentient Bean Coffee House. 231-8841.

Reiki Share If you are a reiki practitioner, join us to share its healing energies with others. Meets the first Monday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at Moondance Center. 236-9003.

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at Books-AMillion and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email or visit

Salon for Women Seeking Change “How untidy my shell has become! Blurred with moss, knobby with barnacles, its shape is hardly recognizable any more. Surely, it had a shape once. It has a shape still in my mind. What is the shape of my life?” -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh. If these words resonate with you and you are a woman of “a certain age” on her own, join us for lively discussion, laughter and fun. Call 236-8581.

Savannah Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association Learn to be a real estate investor or landlord. Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Midtown on Abercorn. The $20 guest fee will apply to your membership if you join.

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers The public is invited to come and sing foilk hymns from the shape note tradition on Saturday, June 11 from 2-4 p.m. at First Christian Church, 711 E. Victory Dr. No experience or membership is required. Books will be available for loan or purchase. Call 655-0994.

Savannah Art Association s currently accepting applications for membership in our historic organization. We offer affordable art workshops, social activities and a chance for you to display your art in a downtown gallery. Drop by the gallery at 309 W. St. Julian St. above Belford’s in City Market or call 356-0249.

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Pinkie Master’s 318 Drayton 238-0447

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Savannah Macintosh Users Group (SMUG)

Meets the first Wednesday of every month at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. 447-0943. For more details, call 447-0943 or visit our web site at

Group for Macintosh computer and software users meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. See

Savannah Chapter of the Sons of Italy

is open to all residents who have lived in the Savannah area for less than two years. The club hosts a monthly luncheon and program on the third Wednesday of each month at various area restaurants. In addition, the Newcomers sponsor tours, activities and events to help new residents in the area learn about their community and provide a forum in which to make new friendships. If you are interested in attending a luncheon or would like more information, call 3513171.

The Order of the Sons of Italy is forming a lodge in Savannah. This is the oldest and largest national organization that celebrates Italian/American heritage for men and women. Call Dennis Piasio at 1-888-6742937.

Savannah Chess Club meets Monday at Books-A-Million from 7 to 11 p.m. Bring your chess sets. Call 631-0338 or send e-mail to geocities/

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

Savannah Euchre Club

meets the first Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. at the Savannah Golf Club on East President Street. RSVP to Laura McLaren at 236-6750, Ext. 14, or 898-9362.

Savannah Fencing Club offers beginning classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $30. All equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to

Savannah Ghost and Mystic Meetup Meeting once a month inside a haunted historic house, this is a town hall for psychics, metaphysicians, tarot readers, mediums, remote viewers, pagans, Wiccans, vampyres and those interested in ghosts and parapsychology. Free to join. For information, visit http://www, or send e-mail to

Savannah Italian Club is dedicated to discussing and preserving the heritage of Italians and ItalianAmericans. Meetings are the first Tuesday at 2717 Livingston Ave. Call Carol Taylor at 925-4064.

Savannah Jaycees

This Wed-Sun:

Live Music w/

Frank Emerson

Savannah Port City Lions Club meets every first and third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Ryan’s Restaurant on Stephenson. For information, call 920-9081.

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Savannah Shamrocks Rugby Club will be starting a “touch” rugby league on June 23 and will play every Thursday through Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. with the championship on Aug. 6. All games and the tournament will be held at Forsyth Park on the south end. Minimum age 18. Call Steve Keller at 663-7415 or rugbyvulture@cldsnet. There is no cost to participate. Cleats and comfortable running gear is suggested.

Savannah Ski Club For information, see

Savannah Sunrise Rotary club meets every Thursday from 7:30-8:30 am at the First City Club in downtown Savannah. 233-1600.

Savannah Toastmasters helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Give speeches, evaluate and lead meetings on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 352-1935.

Savannah Ultimate Frisbee meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. in Forsyth Park. Bring a white and dark shirt, water, cleats and a positive attitude. Visit for information.

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The Sign-ative bridges the gap between the deaf, hard-ofhearing and hearing communities. Call 9650077 or send e-mail to

for young professionals ages 21 to 39 is a Junior Chamber of Commerce that focuses on friendship, career development and community involvement. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is included and there is no charge for guests. Call 232-6682 or visit

Single People in Christian Education (SPICE)

Savannah Lions Club

is a civic organization catering to youth and community service projects that meets

meets the second and fourth Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club. For information, call 355-6033.

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This group is interdenominational and there are no dues or fees. The group discusses education and plans and hosts social events and functions for singles throughout each month. Meets Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at White Bluff United Methodist Church, Room 22.

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FOX at Nite’s Weekly Entertainment Preview 10pm Thursdays

Savannah Express Network Chapter of American Business Women’s Association

KEVIN BARRY’S Irish Pub & Restaurant

is dedicated to the preservation of the canal and its natural and historical features. Dinner meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Restaurant, 65 W. Fairmont Ave. Volunteer Saturdays are the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Savannah-Ogeechee Museum & Nature Center at 681 Fort Argyle Rd. (Highway 204) 2.3 miles west of Interstate 95. 748-8068.

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Euchre is a four-handed card game in the same family as Hearts and Spades, a poor (but discerning) man’s Bridge. Apporaching Plantonic perfection is all that one could wish from playing cards, it combines the deceptive simplicity of Gin with the addictive competitiveness of Poker, and it moves briskly enough to consume many hours of your life. Call Katie at 227-4193.

Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Society

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has a dinner meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. The Navy League is a non-profit civilian organization that supports the men and women of our sea services and educates the public about the importance of sea power. For information, call John Findeis at 748-7020.

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every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Restaurant. Call Linda Lee at 695-7733. • Student Loan Repayment Program • Receive College Tuition Assistance • Get the finest technical training in the nation • Insurance, benefits, travel and more! Serve one weekend per month and 15 training days per year!!!! Call Today

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An exchange of ideas, thoughts and opinions on spiritual topics the last Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. in Moondance Center. 2369003 or

lessons are offered the third and fourth Mondays. Every lady dances each Monday night with members of the Shag-Beach-Bop Nip ‘N Males Dance Team. No cover and club membership is not necessary. Call 9274784 or 398-8784 or visit

Subbuteo Table Soccer

Swing Dance Savannah

meets monthly for tournaments and practice matches. Visit

meets the first two Mondays of the month from 7-9 p.m. at Double’s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. A new swing dance club is forming. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or

Spiritual Discussion Group

Tourism Leadership Council will hold its mohntnly luncheon June 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Johnny Harris Banquet Center. Tak Argentinis, president of the 200 Club, is the guest speaker. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations are required by June 13. Call 356-1223.

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Tybee Beautification Association

Youth Dance Program The West Broad Street YMCA, Inc. presents its Instructional Dance Program in jazz and ballet for kids 4 to 18. $30 per month for one class and $35 per month for both classes. Call 233-1951.

401(k) Rollovers Made Easy

meets the second Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. With the exception of the June and December meetings, the association meets at the Tybee Community Center.


Tybee Performing Arts Society (TAPS)

Timothy Beers

meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the old Tybee school All interested, please attend or send e-mail to

will be held June 11 at Venus de Milo, 38 MLK Blvd. Films will be presented, and there will be drink specials. Visits from “celebrities” are welcomed. There will prizes for the best costumes. No cover charge. Call 447-0901,

24 E. Montgomery Cross Road Savannah, GA 31406 912.925.6608

Weekend Warriors

315 Commercial Dr., Suite B1 Savannah, GA 31406 912.354.1812

is a program at Portman’s Music for people who were musicians as kids, but went on to pursue other types of careers. The cost is $95, which includes two hours of instruction each week for four weeks. The latest gear will be provided. Call 354-1500.

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Women In Need Of Wine and Spirits meets once a month at a different restaurant or bar. Call 220-1117.

Dance Adult Ballet Classes at Islands Dance Academy. All levels welcome, including beginners. Challenging, rewarding and fun. $10 per class. Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 115 Charlotte Rd. on Whitemarsh Island. Call Sue Braddy at 897-2100.

Ballroom Dance Party will be held June 18 at 7 p.m. at Islands Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd., sponsored sponsored by USA Dance. Basic lesson (Tango) begins at 7 p.m. The social dance is 8-10:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for members and $10 for non-members. Beginners and singles are welcome. Refreshments provided. Call Lora Wong at 925-7416.

Belly Dance Classes



will be held Wednesday nights with beginners from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and advanced beginners from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons with beginners from 2-3 p.m. and advanced from 3-5 p.m. Small classes, lots of individual attention, mirrored studio on East 53rd St. Cost is $10 per class. Call Layla at 354-5808.

Ongoing Classes at Ballet South


Adult Beginning Ballet, Mondays at 10 a.m. Stretch/placement Thursdays at 6 p.m. 5501 Abercorn St. Call 691-2900.

The Savannah Shag Club Savannah’s original shag club meets every Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Midtown at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call 927-9439.

Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah

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hosts Magnificent Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at Double’s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free swing dance lessons are offered the first two Mondays and free shag

Marilyn Monroe’s Dead Celebrity Birthday Bash

Fitness A balanced life Student massage and yoga classes are offered at the Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc. Cost ranges from $20 to $30 for a one-hour massage and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 355-3011 for an appointment. Multi-level yoga classes are offered Monday and Friday at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $10 for drop-ins, $40 for a package card of five classes. Walk-ins are welcome. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave.

Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga classes are offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for 8 sessions. 819-6463.

Chopra Center at Memorial Health Yoga Classes are held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. at the Chopra Center and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in Richmond Hill. The cost is $36 a month or $12 for walk-ins. 3502467.

Inside Moves

10:30 a.m. On Saturday and Sunday, All Level Yoga is held from 9-10:30 a.m. Call Darlene at 447-9642 or send e-mail to

Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group Classes are offered Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Drop-in rate is $10 adults and $8 for students or 10 classes for $80, $70 for students. All experience levels are welcome. Call Jeff at 352-7057 or send e-mail to

The Jewish Education Alliance will offer the following health and fitness classes: Yoga- Join Amy Levy at 9:45 am on Friday’s for yoga. Fee is $35 per month, Water Aerobics, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:30 am. Fee is $42 a month for up to 16 sessions, Step Aerobics will be offered at the JEA on Thursday’s at 6:15 am. Cost is $35 per month. Call Drew Edmonds at 355-8111.

Ladies Living Smart fitness club provides nutritional education and exercise to encourage lifestyle changes at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. at 5:30 p.m. Call 447-6605.

Lose Weight like Marc Merlis on Dateline. Safe, effective, reasonable cost. Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that people who used hypnosis lost 60 percent more weight than any other method. Call the Alpha Institute, 201-0071.

Muscle Quest Sports nutrition center offers free body fat testing and nutritional counseling. Call 2324784.

Pilates Classes are offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing, Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30, eight sessions are $50. Pre-register by calling 8196463.

Savannah Yoga Center Located at the International Center for Leadership and Coaching, 25 E. 40th St. at Drayton Street. Spring yoga schedule: Monday, Dynamic Flow Yoga 7:30-8:45 a.m.; Sunset Flow Yoga all levels, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Yoga Basics at all levels, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Flow Yoga at all levels 6:30-7:45 p.m. Drop-ins $12 or 4-class card for $40, 10-class card $90, 12-class card $105. Private lessons, stress reduction, office yoga and yoga parties. Call 441-6653.

Yoga/Pilates/personal training are available from Bobbie Kraft, 238-1785, e-mail address Eight classes of yoga/Pilates is $80, four classes is $45 or drop-ins are $12 for a 1 1/2 hour session. Personal training is $50 for a 1 1/2 hour session.

Tai Chi Classes

Inside Moves Hatha Yoga

Water aerobics at the JEA

Eight classes are $80 and the first class is free. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church on Habersham. Call 238-1785.

The Jewish Educational Alliance is offering aquatics classes. Call Shannon at 748-2393.

Integral Arts Center at 301 E. 38th St. offers Yoga, Pilates and Ayurveda classes seven days a week. Private lessons are available. On Monday, Lunchtime Yoga is at noon, Novice Yoga is at 5:20 p.m. and Pilates is at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Sunrise Yoga is held at 6:30 a.m., Yogalates at 10:30 a.m. and All Level Iyengar Yoga from 6-7:30 p.m. On Thursday, Sunrise Yoga is at 6:30 a.m., Yogalates is at 10:30 a.m. and Level I & II Iyengar Yoga is from 67:30 p.m. On Friday, Yoga Stretch is held at

are offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30 or eight sessions are $50. Call 819-6463.

Yoga The City of Savannah, Leisure Services, Recreation Services Department, offers a yoga class on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Center, 414 Briarcliff Circle. The fee is $10 per month for ages 14 and over. Call 921-2105 or 651-3650.

The Yoga Room Hatha Flow Level I Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. and Friday 6-7:30 p.m., Hatha Flow Level II Tuesday 6-7:30 p.m. and Sunday 56:30 p.m., Open Flow Monday from 6:30-8 p.m., Power Yoga Saturday 9-10 a.m. and

37 Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mommy and Me Yoga on Monday 4-5 p.m. and Wednesday 46 p.m. and Baby and Mommy Yoga -- call for the schedule. 115 Charlotte Rd., Whitemarsh Center. Drop-ins $12 or $75 for eight classes Call 898-0361.

Yogalates Classes are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler for WellBeing on Thursdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. The cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for eight sessions. Call 819-6463.

What Makes A Family is a children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 3522611.

Health Coastal Empire District Dietetics Association Presents Healthy Eating Local dietitians, fitness experts and chefs will show how to prepare quick, easy and nutritious meals on June 15 from 5:30-8 p.m.

at Marsh Auditoirium at Candler Hospital. The cost is $15 per family, with a limit of 5 per family. Call 819-8910 or 819-6157.

Community HealthCare Center provides free health care for those patients who live in Chatham County, are under 65, who do not have primary medical coverage, and who do not exceed certain financial thresholds. The Center is located at 310 Eisenhower Drive Medical Center. Call for an appointment at 692-1451.

Community Cardiovascular Council, Inc. offers free blood pressure checks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1900 Abercorn St. Call 232-6624.

Dual Recovery Anonymous This 12-step program addresses all addictions and mental health recovery. Persons who are recovering from an addiction and a mental health problem can send e-mail to for information.

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Gay & Lesbian Alpha Financial Management seminars

First City Network Board Meeting Meets the first Monday at 6 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 3rd floor. 236-2489.

First City Network’s Workforce project offers assistance to youth and young adults who need and want a job or a better job. Call 236-2489 or send e-mail to

Friends & Company bowling league meets Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at AMF Victory Lanes, 2055 E. Victory Dr. 354-5710.

Gay AA Meeting meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 307 E. Harris St., second floor. For information, contact Mark at 233-4255.

Georgia Equality Savannah is the local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 944-0996.

Lesbian Potluck Girls eat and socialize. Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month. 236-CITY.

Lesbian Therapy Group Share your thoughts, feelings and concerns in a safe, confidential environment that is facilitated by a licensed therapist the second and fourth Friday at 7 p.m. Spaces are limited. Call 352-2611.

Savannah Gay Business Guild meets the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. to offer a networking service of gay and gay friendly businesses, organizations and individuals. For information, contact Kevyn Withers at

Savannah Stonewall Democrats An organization of GLBT Democrats promoting gay-friendly policies within the local Democratic party and working to elect gayfriendly Democrats to public office. Call 2399545.

Standout is First City’s gay youth support group. Meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the FCN Headquarters, 307 E. Harris St., 3rd floor. Call 657-1966.

The FCN Community Center & Library is open Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visitors are welcome to check out gay/lesbian books and obtain information on “Gay Savannah” businesses and happenings. 236-CITY

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First City Network Community Center and Library

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A series of free seminars specifically designed for the LGBT community will be held. The first is set for June 9 from 6-9 p.m. at the International Center for Leadership and Coaching. Attendees will learn about the tools needed to increase their wealth, protect their assets, take actions that are congruent with their own values, and to build a sense of financial and emotional security in life. For information, call 3539343.



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Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings are conducted at three locations within St. Joseph’s/Candler. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:15-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, checks will be offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Checks are offered every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Checks will be offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578.

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Free fans for seniors Fans are being made available free of charge to those 55 and older and living at or below an annual income level of $11,000 who have no method of cooling their home. Apply in person at Senior Citizens, Inc., 3025 Bull St. between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To donate to the program, call 236-0363.

Free hearing & speech screening Every Thursday morning from 9 a.m.-12 noon at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601.

Free Skin Cancer Screenings will be performed June 11 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Southside YMCA in the Health Connection office. To register, call 819-3368.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Session Memorial Health Bariatrics presents free informational sessions every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium with Dr. John Angstadt and other staff members, who discuss obesity and the surgical process. Free. Call 350-DIET or visit

Keeping at risk individuals healthy A Union Mission Inc. program that provides HIV/AIDS education and outreach through the use of free workshops, seminars and peer education. Free needleless testing is provided. Services are free to churches, clubs and shelters. Contact DaVena Jordan at 231-0123 or send e-mail to

La Leche League Are you breastfeeding or planning to? Information, education, encouragement and support are available free of charge to all women who are interested in breastfeeding through monthly meetings and over the telephone from La Leche League of Savannah. Call the LLL of Savannah Help Line at 8979261. All series meetings are held in the Candler Professional Building, 5354 Reynolds St, Room 508A.

Mammograms St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. Mammograms will be performed June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eulonia Multipurpose Center. Call 912437-4561 for appointments. Mammogram services will be provided at The Landings Club on Skidaway Island on June 13. For appointments, call 354-9357.

March of Dimes The March of Dimes offers valuable information for women. or 1888-MODIMES. 354-5900.

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Call the Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at 1800-334-3322.

at your home, business or hotel in the Savannah and Richmond Hill area. He comes to you. Offers therapeutic and relaxing massage, Swedish massage, deep muscle, reflexology and energy balance. Pain treatment, cellulite reduction, long established business. Specials for women or couples. Gift certificates available. Call 8561534.

HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training

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My Brothaz Home, Inc., a local nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, offers free HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training, risk reduction counseling and prevention case management to individual males and groups of males. Upon completion of the training, a monetary incentive and educational materials will be given to each participant. Call 231-8727.

are offered free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 3507587.

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Memorial Health Child Safety Seat Checks Certified car seat inspection technicians will check your child’s car seat to make sure it is property installed every Wednesday in September from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at

MedStarOne at Memorial Health. Call Lahoma Thurman at 658-6430.

Memorial Health CPR training FitnessOne provides American Heart Association courses each month to certify individuals in infant, child and adult CPR. The cost is $30. Call 350-4030 or visit

The Quit Line a toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP.

Sankofa Counseling Center

are offered free to the public every Tuesday from 5:30-6 p.m. on the third floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine.

offers specialized therapy groups, individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy and training and retreats. There is a sliding fee scale and a $25 fee per group. Located at 8111 Waters Ave. Call 352-2611.

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is held once a month at FitnessOne. The appointment takes about 40 minutes and the cost is $50. Call Midge at 350-4042.

Citizens Inc. is seeking Senior Companions -- men and women 60 or older -- to provide care to older adults. Senior Companions receive a small stipend and travel assistance for their duties, which consist of light housekeeping, running errands and providing companionship, as well as other tasks as needed. Applicants must meet program requirements to apply. Call 236-0363, Ext. 120 or 121.

Memorial Health group meditation sessions

The Midwife Group The Midwife Group/Family Health & Birth Center is offering a free program to women at any stage of pregnancy that includes free information on pregnancy, birth and parenting, an opportunity to talk to other pregnant women and information on a certified nurse midwife-assisted birth, whether at a birth center or area hospital. Call 8264155.

The National Wellness Foundation sponsors a lecture every Thursday at 6 p.m. titled “The Essence of Chiropractic for the 21st Century.” Call 356-5887.

Stop Smoking Researchers at the University of Iowa combined 600 studies covering 72,000 people and found that hypnosis is the most effective way to stop smoking. For more info, call the Alpha Institute, 201-0071.

Stress Management

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St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St., will present a Wisdom & Gathering Session on June 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. To make a reservation, call 447-6605.

First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services, women’s shelters, sexual assault services, crisis information, birth control, S.T.D.s, pregnancy options, and more. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-264-7154.

The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for smart, motivated people interested in giving back to their community. Call 651-5371 or send email to

Open Meditation is offered at The Chopra Center at Memorial Health. Visit or call 350-2467.

Project SAVE The Savannah Health Mission, the Georgia Eye Institute and the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association are joining forces to implement Project SAVE, Screening and Vision Education, for people with diabetes. The program provides eye exams, education and care to those who have no health insurance, are unable to pay for care privately and meet certain qualifications. The clinic meets Thursdays by appointment. Call 352-2032.

Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors

Nature & Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research which will take place one weekend during the months of January, April, July and October. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit

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Join a Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to noon to look at the miracle of the salt marsh, a complex and fragile habitat that buffers our shores and anchors a huge food chain. The cost is $10 per person. Call 897-5108 for reservations and information.

The third addition to The Hannah Savannah Series for Children by Pamela Munson Steadman is now available in bookstores and gift shops. The author will be signing books at various places around Savannah for the next few months. The author is available for speaking engagements and school presentations. Call 233-1006.

River Swamps & Reptiles Join a Wilderness Southeast herpetologist Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to noon for a close look at native turtles and snakes. How do they eat, sleep, meet a mate and protect their babies? Meet at the Savannah Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center two miles west of Interstate 95 on Georgia Highway 204. Adults $12 and ages 6-16 $8. Call 897-5108 for reservations.

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Washed Ashore A storyboard exhibit by Nigel Law looks at love, life and the damaging effects of UV. See it in May to mark the opening of HalfMoon Outfitters at 15 E. Broughton St. For information, call Savannah Canoe and Kayak at 341-9502 or visit

World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup In honor of World Oceans Day, NOAA’s Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and Clean Coast are sponsoring clean ups to keep debris and trash out of the marine and coastal environment. On June 11 and 12, volunteer divers from area scuba clubs will dive in the sanctuary to pick up debris from the reef. On June 18, Clean Coast will transport volunteers to Ossabaw Island State Heritage Preserve for a beach trash pick up. Call 598-2345 or 239-9663.

Readings & Signings A.W.O.L. -- All Walks of Life, Inc. is a spoken word troupe that hosts an open mic night every third Sunday at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Free and open to the public.

The Casual Poets Society holds an open poetry reading the second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. at The Casual Reader bookstore, 1213 Highway 80. on Tybee Island at The Shops at Tybee Oaks. Call 786-7655.

Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. 447-6605.

Wesley Community Centers offers weekly book discussions of life situations and complexities every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at 1601 Drayton St. All women and teen-aged girls are invited to attend. Stop by the center or call 447-5711.

The Islands book group discusses thought-provoking literature with a different theme monthly the second Monday at 7 p.m. at the Islands Branch Library, 125 Wilmington Island Rd. 897-6233.

Lunch bunch book group An open book discussion the fourth Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. Participants can talk about any book.

Moondance Center Book Club Explore and discuss a new spiritually based book each month the third Monday of the month from 7-8 p.m. in Moondance Center. 236-9003.

Page turners book group meets monthly to get the scoop on what other adults are reading at the Ogeechee Branch Library, 1820 Ogeechee Rd. Call 232-1339.

Reader’s theater meeting every other Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the South Effingham Library in Rincon. This performance group is a free program for middle and high school students. Call Linda Bridges, children’s coordinator at 826-2222.

Tea time at Ola’s is a new book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 2325488 or 652-3660.

Tongues of Fire: erotic poetry will be held the third Monday of each month from 8-11 p.m. at 800 E. Derenne Ave. Poets should stop by by 7 p.m. The fee is $5 general admission and $2 for poets. All are welcome regardless of race, sexual orientation or class. For directions, call 354-1678 or 352-2134.

Religious & Spiritual Affirming Oneness, Celebrating Diversity Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community meets every Sunday at 10 a.m. at 143 Houston St. at the corner of Oglethorpe. For information, call 786-6075.

Chanted Office of Compline The Service of Compline, “Saying good night to God,” is chanted Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson Square.

Christian Businessmen’s Committee meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Peggy Lynn’s Country Cooking, 3718 Ogeechee Rd. Call 964-4297.

Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans The CUUPS group meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 E. Harris St. Come explore an earth-centered and earth-hon-

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Visit the center to discover the Georgia coast. The exhibits and aquariums are home to more than 100 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, corals and other interesting sea creatures. Beach Discovery Walks are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Call 786-5917 for information about current programs. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children 3-16. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesdays when it is open 9 a.m. to noon.

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Ekklesia, The Church Do church in a casual and relaxed setting on Saturday nights. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m., praise and worship at 6:30 p.m. in the BSU building on Abercorn between the Publix Shopping Center and the Armstrong campus. Call 596-4077.

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Prayer: Does God Listen? is the topic of discussion for the spring quarter of FACT, an adult academy at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. Dr. John Law will lead the class that will be held in the church sanctuary each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 598-0151.




Simplicity as a Spiritual Practice

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community

Learn how to access your inner peace through weekly guided meditations every Sunday at 10 a.m. at Moondance Center in City Market. 236-9003.

During the month of June, church services will focus on poverty, homelessness, interfaith hospitality and eugenics.

meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 652-3496.

is a series presented by Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church, 143 Houston St. Services begin at 10 a.m. All are welcome. For information, call Chris Neal at 233-6284 or UUBC Church welcomes all those interested in a liberal religious faith tradition. Coffee and refreshments accompany the discussion that follows each sermon.

Savannah Buddhist Meditation Sitting Group

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meets Sundays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 313 E. Harris St. Please arrive and be seated no later than 9:25 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk or reading. All practices are welcome. Newcomers should contact Cindy Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction.

On Sunday, June 12 at 11 a.m., the Rev. Joan Kahn-Schneider will speak on Letting Go of Lists. Services are held at 143 E. Harris St. Call Michael Freeman at 233-6284 or

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

Wildwood United Methodist Church invites you to its morning worship at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday followed by Sunday morning worship fellowship at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. Wildwood UMC is located at 4912 Garrard Ave. east of the south end of the Chatham Parkway.

Woodlawn United Methodist Church Sunday school is at 9:45, worship at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. 2502 Highway 80, Garden City.

Women’s Bible Study at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 or stop by 1601 Drayton Street.

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Jupiter, which turns to Direct Motion* on June 4, completes its transit of Libra on October 26, 2005. Many moons ago, individuals on one side of a dispute acted according to their short-term self-interest, while individuals on the other side of that dispute took both a short-term loss & a potentially larger long-term loss to contest those who asserted their unenlightened self-interest as they chose to adhere to principle. Now, as the dispute nears resolution, those positioned on both sides of this

ARIES - Disregard the fact that enemies, rivals & adversaries demand an unfair advantage against you. Jupiter in Direct Motion in Libra reminds you that you are supposed to surmount unfair advantages as you achieve ultimate & total triumph. That is why you are the hero or heroine; that is why you are “Number One.” TAURUS - Jupiter in Direct Motion in Libra warns you not to take the dishonesty of corrupt employees & colleagues personally. An honest employee or colleague now takes the responsibility of getting rid of such cheats legally & professionally while ensuring that their work is being done correctly. For your part, concentrate upon executing your current role in the workplace – but get to the gym frequently to maintain your health, stamina & sanity. GEMINI - Don’t let kissy-face with your main squeeze (even should that be your spouse) distract you from public battles over issues involving both politics & justice. Jupiter in Direct Motion in Libra tempts you to get intimate so that both of you can “get to know each other” at a

time when what you do effects many people whom you do not know. Have as much fun as you like – as long as you don’t neglect your duty.

CANCER - Ironically, Jupiter in Direct Motion in Libra signifies that you will learn to appreciate your family much more profoundly by what happens during your adventures in the workplace & in the world. Even more ironically, a colleague whose slightly cynical & quirky worldview amuses you will help you put what your family really means to you in a perspective that will wake you up. Don’t laugh too hard – the truth is not (necessarily) funny! LEO - If you don’t already know who is telling the truth & who is lying, then Jupiter in Direct Motion in Libra will only confuse you, as too many people will tell too many lies to prevent you from asking the correct questions. Even if you do have a perspective on the issues, however, you must keep your mind clear, because lies & liars will descend upon you like flocks & flocks of birds!

adversarial proceeding remain committed to their original position as facts emerge that embarrass one side or the other. No matter – those committed to their unenlightened self-interest will do what they must – including lie – in order to protect it, while those committed to principle will simply shrug it off, saying, “If that’s the way it is, then that’s the way it goes.”

VIRGO - Although it is obvious to you who is a hard worker & who is a corrupt slacker, Jupiter in Direct Motion in Libra warns that it is not necessarily as obvious to your bosses. Therefore, communicate impersonally with bosses about such colleagues & employees – especially when you do so in writing on paper or in e-mail – so that it is clear that you are objective, fair & correct. LIBRA - Jupiter in Direct Motion in Libra warns that you can easily become bitter as you realize that there are so many dishonest, unscrupulous, unjust, weak & cowardly people in the world. Therefore, when you meet or witness an individual who meets your criteria of a worthwhile human being, tell them . . . loudly & clearly.

SCORPIO - Jupiter in Direct Motion in Libra affords you enormous protection – so much protection that you will tend to feel confined, bored & restless. Chill. You will be able to implement your Scorpionic sting beginning late 2005. Until then, let powerful people fight your battles for you.

SAGITTARIUS - Stop indulging associates who engage you in pretentious discussions in order to make themselves feel smart. Jupiter in Direct Motion in Libra will give you a much wider audience for your ideas than your most immediate clique – but only if you do some actual work. Create finished product that somebody can sell!

CAPRICORN - Remain aloof from bosses & work groups. Deliver finished work product after working autonomously so that bosses will give you more independent assignments. Jupiter in Direct Motion in Libra indicates that bosses will let you be the loose cannon that you strive to be as long as you make life easy for them. Demonstrate that you deserve the right to be left alone. AQUARIUS - Let low-minded adversaries play the fool at your expense – especially if they do so in court. Jupiter in Direct Motion in Libra reminds you that it works in your favor when others behave disgracefully. Silently – and glamorously – maintain your dignity.

* Planets either move forward, in which case they orbit in Direct Motion, or move backward, in which case they orbit in Retrograde Motion. Planets in Direct Motion seek to make progress, while Planets in Retrograde Motion seek to redress past imbalances.



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Alcoholics Anonymous If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol, call 354-0993.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group for caregivers, family members and friends of persons affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia-causing illnesses meets the first Monday and third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 111 of the Skidaway Island Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway. Visit or call 598-9905 or 598-8460.

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The Bulloch County Sexual Assault Task Force has announced a new 24 hour/7 day a week hotline staffed by trained volunteers to aid victims of rape, incest and sexual molestation. The number is 912-531-1771.

CASA Support Group This support group is for parents and extended caregivers whose child or children have been involved with DFCS and/or returned to your custody after being in foster care, or who have been given custody of a family member’s child who has been involved with DFCS and/or has been in foster care. The group will meet the first Thursday of the month from 6-7 p.m. at Youth Futures Family Resource Center at 705 Anderson St. For information, call Madison at CASA at 4478908 or send email to

Cancer support group meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon in the board room located on the first floor of St. Joseph’s Hospital. 819-2475.

Celiac Support Group for anyone with celiac disease who is allergic to products containing gluten, their family or friends. For information, call 507-2592.

Citizens With Retarded Citizens Open to families of children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly at 1211 Eisenhower Drive. 355-7633.

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association meets the fourth Saturday of the month from10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Candler Heart and Lung Building, second floor, Room 2. Call 352-8383 or 927-8332.

Compassionate Friends Support Group offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents. It meets the first Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Candler Heart & Lung Building, Conference Room 2, 5356 Reynolds St. 925-5195.

Depressive/Manic support group Open to persons diagnosed with depression. Meetings are held in classroom B in the Surgery Center Building of Memorial Hospital every Tuesday at 7 p.m. 920-0153 or 927-2064

Diabetes support group

A monthly support group for families of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia is held the second Thursday at 6 p.m. at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. The May 12 meeting will feature nutritionist Wai Yin Mo of Memorial Health. Call ahead to reserve a seat. Call Amanda Christenson, 236-0363.

meets the third Thursday at 6 p.m. at Memorial Health in Conference Room A. Call Robin at 350-3843.

Amputee Support Group

A 12-step group for people with eating disorders. 843-706-2541.

Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 355-7778 or 353-9635.

Bariatric/Gastric Bypass Support Group for past and potential obesity surgery patients and their families. For information, call Cheryl Brown at 350-3644.

Better Breathers support group meets quarterly, March 24, June 16, September 15 and December 15, at noon, Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Bldg. 5356 Reynolds St. Contact Tina Nelson at 819-7340 or Cindy Balkstra at 819-8032.

Domestic violence community support group SAFE Shelter provides a domestic violence support group every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Building at 325 Bull St. Call Brenda Edwards, 629-8888.

Eating Disorders Anonymous Fibromyalgia support group meets the second Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 8196743.

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234-4406 107 WEST LIBERTY STREET #2 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment in great location, living room, wood floors, Available mid July.. No Pets. $625/mo.

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527 EAST BROAD STREET 2 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath townhome, living room, furnished kitchen, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, central heating and air, decks on both levels, available mid June. $1200/mo. 530 EAST LIBERTY LANE 1 bedroom, 1 bath carriage house, living room, kitchen, central air, off street parking space. $700/mo. 614 EAST DUFFY STREET Renovated deluxe 1870's Railroad Cottage. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo, 1 bath with Jacuzzi tub 1 with claw foot tub, living room, porch, off street parking, IKEA kitchen with brand new appliances, washer/dryer. $875/mo. 710 BARNARD STREET • APT G 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment steps from Forsyth Park. Living room, kitchen, hardwood floors, central heating and air, off-street parking. $700/mo. 445 JEFFERSON STREET 2 bedrooms, 1 bath apartment, furnished kitchen with dishwasher, built-in microwave, laundry room, stack washer and dryer, total electric. No pets. Available Mid June. $825/mo.

Commercial/ Residential For Lease STARLAND DESIGN DISTRICT Beautifully renovated 2BR/1BA Formal dining room, refinished heart pine floors, ceiling fans, new bathroom & kitchen w/ceramic tile floors. Seperate laundry room and private courtyard. C/H/A, total electric, security system. Viewing by appointment only

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201 WEST 37TH STREET 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Living room, dining room, eat in kitchen with dishwasher and electric stove, hardwood floors, stack washer/dryer connection. fenced yard. Available mid June. $1200/mo. 508 EAST PARK AVENUE Lower apartment. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, renovated apartment. Open living room, dining room area, stack washer and dryer, back deck, off street parking. $900/mo. 12 WEST TAYLOR STREET APT#2A 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment near Monterey Square, Kitchen, Living room. $800/mo. 1312 LINCOLN STREET 3 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment, living room, alarm system, washer and dryer. $950/mo. 202 A EAST GASTON STREET 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment in great location, living room, kitchen, wood floors, includes water. Available mid June. $850/mo. 3602 MONTGOMERY STREET Renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex, central heat and air, washer and dryer connections, all new appliances, carpet with off street parking. $750/mo. (SCAD Students $650/mo.) 421 EAST ANDERSON STREET • UNIT A 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, living room, kitchen, central heat and air, washer and dryer. $475/mo. 3109 E. Victory Dr. Savannah


Baby Boomers Intent On Trading Up As They Age By Patty Rietkovich, E.O. Home builders Association of Greater Savannah

The U.S. population of 77 million baby boomers— those born between 1946 and 1964— are a growing market force in the housing industry, according to speakers at the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) recent Building for Boomers and Beyond Seniors Housing Symposium in Chantilly, Va. Experts at the symposium reported that the 50+ population is looking for new housing, but not within the context of retirement traditionally associated with this age group. And although it is difficult to make generalizations about this independent-minded generation, they said, by and large aging boomers do not see themselves trading down but instead expect to be moving up to the best housing they have ever had, even if it means taking out a hefty mortgage to finance their lofty housing aspirations. The home buying preferences of this segment of boomers is consistent with what NAHB is finding in overall home buying trends in which given the choice of more space or higher quality features, new home buyers are overwhelmingly opting for the latter. When asked to choose between a bigger house with fewer amenities or a smaller house with highquality products and amenities, 63 percent of the homeowners surveyed (representing a variety of age demographics) by NAHB favored downsizing to the home with the bells and whistles. A study conducted by Countrywide in conjunction with NAHB two years ago found that one-fourth of home buyers aged 50 and older were paying more for the home of their golden

years than for their previous home, and their new homes were likely to feature next-generation amenities like structured wiring and exterior maintenance services.

Retirement Only a Distant Thought

Information from a three-year focus-group study of baby boomers ages 47-58 who are looking to move within the next three years indicated than an active-adult community has little appeal for this oversized (about 30 million Americans) and affluent demographic group. Symposium panelists reported that these boomers on the leading edge aren’t ready to make a move yet and are not thinking in terms of retirement, but approach real estate as an investment or out of a need to move to a new home. And, according to the AARP, even if they wanted to retire, only 20 percent of boomers are in the financial position to be able to do so. And many are unwilling to move into a community where they will have to adhere to rules and regulations. Rules aside, these boomers are torn between the desire for a single family home and the conveniences of a community that offers timesaving amenities such as dry cleaning, house keeping and concierge service. And, these features may end up persuading more aging boomers to make the transition into an adult community. Other new home characteristics such as more open space, larger kitchens and fewer walls are leading the trend for these buyers, along with flexible space that allows for individualization and customization. One consistent requisite, however, is putting the primary living spaces all on one floor. For more information on the growing influence of seniors in the housing market or the Building for Boomers and Beyond Seniors Housing Symposium, visit


Rental Properties: THUNDERBOLT 2810 WHATLEY AVE – 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, $1,000.00

ISLANDS 308 PICKWICK ROAD- 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, $1,400.00

SOUTHSIDE 1504 CREIGHTON- 3 bedrooms,



1.5 bath, $750.00

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A Pricing Pitfall Ready to sell, but confused about pricing? No matter what you hear elsewhere, pay close attention to any advice that a real estate professional offers. Remember that the agent doesn’t set the price – you do. Make sure you understand all the facts before making your decision. Would you think that a home that sells in just a few days was probably underpriced? You’d be wrong – obviously, the home was perfectly priced! If the sellers – and the buyers – did their homework, they probably found out exactly what other homes in the area listed for, sold for, and didn’t sell for. Homes priced at “fair market value” stand a great chance for an early sale.

If you begin by asking for more than the home is worth, you’ll be cheating yourself out of consideration by serious, qualified buyers who you know better. You’ll get less interest, less offers, lower offers, or even worse – you could accept an offer that will be later withdrawn when the lender discovers that the appraised value came in lower than the asking price. The real proof that a quick sale wasn’t priced too low is the homes in the neighborhood that haven’t sold yet or have “expired.” Ask the agent for those prices and then you’ll understand how pricing correctly from the get-go results in a full price sale in the shortest time.


L I N G S Houses for Sales

742 East 39th Street Live in this 2 BR flat with multiple FP, sep. LR/DR, spacious rooms, and front porch, and open your dream business in the 1000 square feet of unfinished commercial space w/ CH/A below. Large side garden and off street parking. Listed at just 129,000.00 Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

Horse Lovers Dream! 10 + acres, pond, tack room, field room, arena, 4 completed stalls with 4 more available. Home has 3 beds/2baths and approx. 2300 sq. feet; 9 ft. ceilings, hardwood flooring, surround sound, screened back porch and custom cabinets in kitchen. All for only $339,000. Call LaTrelle @ 6587777. H-4206 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550

Graceful living. Beautiful view overlooking 4th Tee, fairway and lake. Foyer, Formal D.R., L.R. with f/place and cathedral ceilings. 3 bdrms/2baths, bonus room with walk in attic. Hardwood flooring. Spacious master bdrm. Jacuzzi/double vanities In master bath. Many extras H-4185. Call LaTrelle@658-7777 $330,000 ERA AdamsPevey Realty 826-2550

Beautiful private yard with sprinkler system, gazebo, hot tub, and pond. 3 bedrooms/2ba on main floor. Guest suite upstairs includes bedroom, den and full bath. All in sought after Georgetown elementar y school district. H-4202 $293,900 Call LaTrelle @ 658-7777 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550

514-516 E. Bolton St. $399,000 Rental Property + Huge Lot Victorian quadplex w/ 4000sf rents for $2300/month, & with a little TLC it could bring

118 Binnacle Court $131,000 Cute 3 bedroom, 2 bath island home located on quiet cul-de-sac. Home features new tile in kitchen with great screened porch overlooking large fenced backyard. Perfect for first time home buyer/investor.

544 E. Waldburg St. $219,000 Cleans Up Nice! Single family w/ 2000sf, beautiful mantels, floors, etc. just needs vision & elbow grease to make it shine! Sits on a subdividable double lot-many options for creative investor. Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 704-3545/ 238-0874, katherine

150 Hood Loop Road $69,000 Country living at its best! Well kept 3BR/2B dblwide on 1.79 acres. Room for building and roaming, with 3 storage buildings and a workshop. Land backs up to woods, partially fenced yard. Close to I-16 w/great school district. Call Belinda Davis @ 429-9599 for your showing today!! 124 Preakness Point $95,000 This secluded 5.63 acres with 4 bedrooms, 2 bath is quietly tucked away in Guyton. Separate living/dining room. Large master bath features double vanity w/separate shower. Call Sherrene Sears at 844-3941.

Call Tri county GMAC Real Estate 912-351-9737

17 East Jones Street $1,950,000 Historic Beauty + Income Potential Stunning, totally updated single family can also be five separate rental units. Each floor & carriage house metered separately, with all new systems. Original floors, mouldings, mantels & courtyard-all exquisite! Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 704-3545/ 238-0874, katherine 1005 East Waldburg Street $149,000 Eastern Victorian Heats Up Catch a rising neighborhood on the upswing by renovating this 2500sf Edwardian gem as a lovely single family or lucrative duplex. Potential deal w/544 E. Waldburg. Sold "as-is." Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 704-3545/ 238-0874, katherine More info at

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305 W Duffy St. New condo conversion. Gracious entrance foyer to three residential units with 1 BR each. Separate street entrance to commercial unit with attached living space. High ceilings, multiple fireplaces, w/d, dishwasher, hardwood floors, ch /a, private porch and off-street parking. Priced from $135,900.00. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

1020 Maupas Avenue Wonder ful Duplex. Twin units, each with FP, wood floors, kitchen w/breakfast room, lg 1bd, 1ba. Each with a porch, driveway & rear garden. Fantastic building with handsome details. Offered at $150,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

First half built in early 1800's - 2nd part early 1900's. 1 Bedroom/ 1 bath. Restored with love and attention to detail. Tongue and groove bead board wall & ceiling. Tongue & groove pine flooring. Too many extras too mention. Call Latrell @ 658-7777 and ask for list. H-4207 $146,900. ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550

Broker/Owner GRI, ABR 912-351-9737

even more. Or renovate & flip as two single-families & develop side lot for hefty return! Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 704-3545/ 238-0874, katherine

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Ardsley Park 414 East 54th Street 3BD 2BA LR/DR newly tiled kitchen/baths bonus room shed, covered patio, large laundr y room, of fice, hardwood floors throughout, covered entrance beautifully landscaped, fenced rear yard walk to Hull and Daf fin Parks, $215,000 Tom Colasanto 912-272-6557 Mopper-Stapen, Realtors

2401 Habersham Street Victorian style home located in the Thomas Square District. Completely restored, wonderful finishes in the kitchen & baths. All systems are new, Central Heat & Air, Electric & Plumbing. Offered at $235,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

Battery Point Plantation on Whitemarsh Island. Won't last long! 4 Bedrooms/3 full baths. Home backs up to lagoon and is in move in condition. Great Room, eat in kitchen and sliding glass doors leading to back yard lagoon view. H-New B $162,900. Call LaTrelle @ 6587777 ERA AdamsPevey Realty 826-2550

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1601 E 59 St Fully restored brick ranch home with beautiful finishes throughout. With three bedrooms, two very attractive bathrooms, new systems throughout, and ceramic tile in the living room and kitchen, this home allows for low maintenance living at $145,000.00 Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

810 Maupas Ave. Baldwin Park at its best! Pride of ownership shows in this 3 bedroom, 2 baths home. This home has been completely renovated and offers many extras. An awesome kitchen with an island and maple countertops, living room with a wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, brick construction, metal roof and a 1 car garage with ample off street parking. You will truly want to call this home. Offered at $235,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty


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continued from page 45 2009 Delesseps Avenue $104,900 Great price, Great house, Big house, little price. This 1400 sq ft home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Less than five years old. Huge backyard. Come! See! Buy! Call TriCounty GMAC Real Estate at 351-9737


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912-826-2550 ADAMS PEVEY Adams Pevey.



Beautiful Design, Foyer, Dining Room, Great Room with fireplace, kitchen with fireplace,custom cabinets, corian countertops, breakfast bar, 5 bedrm/4 Baths, bonus room w/ wet bar, Guest suite, rear grilling porch with fantastic view! $435,000. Call LaTrelle @ 6587777 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty H-4182

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9 East Goldfinch Court $139,900 This 3BR/2B Low Country home has a Great room with cathedral ceilings and a fireplace, separate Dining room and a one car garage. Fenced in back yard. Quiet cul-de-sac in Georgetown. Call TriCounty GMAC Real Estate @ 351-9737 556 Zettler Loop $60,000 This is a great buy! Remodeled mobile home with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, large back deck with a big yard on a spacious 1.8 acre lot. Equipped with its own septic and deep water well system. Call TriCounty GMAC Real Estate at 351-9737 918 Whitman $106,900 Great house, little price! All new, yes, new! 3 bedroom, 2 bath w/all applicances-refrigerator, range and dishwasher. Built in 2005. Come! See! Buy! Call TriCounty GMAC Real Estate at 351-9737 1298 Lee Road $122,500 Spacious 3BR/2B mobile home on 6.47 acres. Great location with easy access

Condo Potential! Victorian quadplex with character and a buildable side lot make a great investment.Renovate as a gorgeous two-family home, or rent out for income and develop the side lot. The possibilities are endless... 514-516 E. Bolton Street.

to Statesboro, Pooler or Savannah. Call TriCounty GMAC Real Estate at 351-9737 124 Preakness Point $95,000 This secluded 5.63 acres with 4 bedrooms, 2 bath is quietly tucked away in Guyton. Separate living/dining room. Large master bath features double vanity w/separate shower. Call TriCounty GMAC Real Estate at 351-9737 150 Hood Loop Rd $69,000 Come to the Country! 3 bedrooms, 2 bath mobile home on 1.79 acres. Lots of room to roam and play. All appliances included with private well and fenced yard area. Great schools and low taxes! Call TriCounty GMAC Real Estate at 351-9737 0 Cypress Bay Loop $84,000 Bryan County Beautifully wooded 12.6 acre tract. Easily accessible to Ft. Stewart, Pembroke and Savannah. Call TriCounty GMAC Real Estate at 351-9737 2031 New Mexico $83,500 New carpet and paint. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath home w/laundry room, dining room. Central heating and air. Detached electric garage. Sold As-Is. Big House, Little Price for Quick Sale! Call TriCounty GMAC Real Estate at 351-9737 85 Knollwood Lane $99,500 Perfect 3 bedroom, 2.5



bath Townhome convenient to everything. More space than single family home. HOA takes care of outside, your take care of the inside. Perfect for student investor/first time home buyer. Call TriCounty GMAC Real Estate at 351-9737 328 Price Street $255,000. Townhouse with fenced courtyard, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 4 fireplaces, Hartpine floors throughout, hi ceilings, all aplliances included. This historic home is located between Harris and Macon St. Rhondda @ Mopper Stapen Realtors 912 5079800 or 628 Seiler Ave. $110,000. Cute bungelow with 2 bedrooms, finished basement with spiral stairs, cute up to date kitchen, beadboard everywhere, and fenced yard!!!! All appliances included. Rhondda @ Mopper Stapen. 912 507-9800 or TYBEE ISLAND RENTAL L Condo located 1/2 block to the ocean and at Southbeach! Close to the pier, shopping, bars and restaurants! 2 bedrooms/2 baths, high ceilings, sleeps 6, cable tv, phone, washer/dryer, dishwasher, everything you could possible need! 110 per night with 3 day

minimum and $75 for the maid when you leave. $100 refundable deposit required. Slightly higher rates during holidays. Pets ok with $100 non refundable deposit. (December-March monthly rental with all utilities included - $1250 per month plus a $500 d e p o s i t ) or 912 507-9800

HISTORIC DISTRICT townhome B&B OR RENTAL located on Huntingdon Lane, near stores, shopping and walking distance to most everything. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths with cable tv, fully stocked kitchen, washer, dryer and all that you need is there! $110 per night with 2 night min. plus $75 for the maid when you leave. $100 refundable deposit/ Rates slightly higher during h o l i d a y s . or 912 5079800. Will consider month to month rental. No pets 321 Drayton Street. An oasis in the middle of downtown! 2 BR 1 BA condo with wide plank hardwood floors, fully furnished kitchen, large bath, 2 fireplaces, ample closet space and private courtyard! All appliances, including washer/dryer, included. $210,000.00. Shelley Carroll Lowther 912-604-8177 Re/Max Savannah 355-7711or visit




Offered at $399,000.

Katherine W. Oxnard Cell: (912) 704-3545 912-238-0874

Join Richmond Hill’s premier community at the lowest cost ever. 1BR/1BA $450 • 2BR/1BA $510 2BR/2BA $530 • 3BR/2BA $600 Clubhouse • Swimming Pool & Sundeck • Extensive Fitness Center Washer/Dryer Connections Modern Decor

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms


912-756-4870 505 Harris Trail • Richmond Hill Some Income Limits Apply *Rents Subject To Change



It sits on an oversized lot and backs up to woods. Call Amber to view this awesome home. $159,300.00 Amber Skaggs Remax Crossroads 748-8141/656-3029

Commercial Property Liberty Deli (Business Only) 238 Drayton Street $150,000 Own the hottest lunch spot in town! Thriving restaurant in high-traffic Drayton Towers comes with equipment (incl. ventless hood), furniture & 3 yrs. left on 5-yr. lease w/option for 3 more. Upcoming luxury condos upstairs mean get in now and watch your business grow! BY APPT. ONLY. Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 704-3545/ 238-0874, katherine

Houses For Rent


Section 8. Police discount available. $959/month plus deposit. 912-920-4608. THREE BEDROOM home, all utilities included, great location, off street parking. Call Jeremy 224-4823 or call Jeff 272-8797.

Apartments For Rent 319 E. Waldburg St. Great location near Forsyth Park, SCAD, & Kroger. Newly renovated duplex, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, LR, Large kitchen, washer/dryer, H/W floors, Cen H/A, 2 F/P, cour tyard, and Of fstreet parking. $1200.00 Contact: 912-220-1020 Unfurnished Home for rent in Ardsley, 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom, pool, deck, central heat & air,alarm system, carport and fireplace. $1500 1-2 year lease. Available May 10th. Call Dr. Boyd 236 3660

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The Lakes at Cottonvale 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 2-car garage. Dining room, Washer/dryer connection, large corner lot. $975/month. GODLEY PARK 3-bedroom, 2-bath, Detached 2-car garage. Dining room, Washer/Dryer, Gated community. Amenities include pool, Fitness center, park. Lawn care provided. Easy access to I-95, minutes to Southside and Gulfstream. No Pets. Two homes, $1300/month each. SHADOWBROOK SUBDIVISION 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1-car garage, Washer/Dryer connections, Excellent schools. Large lots. Two homes @ $875/month. CML HOLDINGS, LLC 912-355-0286 or 912-604-3285

SOUTHSIDE Available Now! 3-bedroom, 2-bath. No smoking/no pets. No

BROUGHTON STREET LOFT 1-bedroom, upscale, furnished, stunning views, utilities included. No smoking. Available July 15. $1295/month. 912-232-4750.

DOWNTOWN APT. 319 East Anderson St. Large one bedroom with study. High ceilings, tile and hardwood floors, central heat/air, washer/dryer, d i s h w a s h e r. $700/month. Call 658-8550.

1-3 bedroom apartments Affordable apartments with price reductions. Don’t miss an opportunity to get in on the savings. Great locations, nice and newly restored. All appliances including dishwasher, washer/dryer, central heat/air, hardwood floors, fireplaces, ceiling fans, bonus rooms and cable ready for high speed internet access. Long and short term leases available. Pets welcome with pet deposit. $550-$900 per month. Call 441-5689 or 748-6632 or e-mail:

RoommatesR 116 E. Bolton St. Roommate wanted to share 2 BR, 2 BA Victorian apartment on Forsyth Park. Water, cable and wireless DSL included.Professional or graduate student preferred. $650/mo. Call (912) 661-1444 or e-mail 3 FEMALE ROOMMATES Needed large, new house. Private bedroom & bath. Gourmet Kitchen, marsh front, river view, gated community, community dock, washer/dryer. Available July 1st. $500/month. 912-429-9988




at Godley Station calls it

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I call it exactly


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When you travel for work as much as I do, living just a couple of minutes from the interstates and the Savannah International Airport is a big advantage. Everything we need on a daily basis is just a short drive... restaurants, shopping, banking, plus the outlet malls on Hilton Head Island. Close to shopping, restaurants & exceptional schools (both public and private) ✧ Near I-95, I-16, The Savannah International Airport, Gulfstream & JCB ✪ Just a short drive from downtown Savannah

Value • Choices • Amenities • Quality • Location 912-450-3131 306 Godley Station Boulevard, Savannah

I-95 to Exit 104 (Savannah International Airport exit). Go west approximately 1/4 mile to Godley Station entrance on right. “THE BUILDERS WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, HANDICAP, OR FAMILIAL STATUS.”


Victorian District 2 and 3 Bedroom Apts. Completed Renovated. Central Heat & Air, Small pets allowed. Many Extras. Call 441-2343 for an Appt. 123 E. 40th St. Newly renovated duplex, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, LR, Large kitchen, washer/dryer, H/W floors, Cen H/A, 2 F/P, Large courtyard & deck $1000/month Contact: 912-484-5181 or 912-220-1020 VICTORIAN DISTRICT: 114 1/2 E. Anderson St. Large 2 or 3 bedroom. All appliances, central heat & air. Pet friendly. $1050/month. Call 912656-1071prichards42@

VICTORIAN DISTRICT 112 EAST ANDERSON St. 2 bedroom, all appliances, central heat/air, pet friendly. $900/month. 912-6561071.prichards42@co 638 EAST 40TH ST. 2 bedrooms, central heat/air, washer/dryer, pet friendly. $750/ month. Call 912-6561071prichards42@ 1 BEDROOM COTTAGE for rent in Historic District. Hardwood floors, ceiling fans, front and back porches. Lots of character. $650/month. Call 912-495-0305

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2BR/1BA, CH/A, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, high ceilings,corner of Drayton and Anderson, available now, Pets OK. $700.00 (484-3986) 4BR/2BA, CH/A, washer/dryer on site, hardwood floors, high ceilings next to downtown Kroger, Available Now. Pets OK. $800.00 (484-3986)

Beautiful House! House or Rooms for Rent! Historic District 4-5 Large Bedrooms, Hardwood Floors, W/D. All New Appliances. Large Front and Back Yard, Second Floor Rear Deck. Security System and Privacy Fence. Must See. Call 748-6063 or 604-8912

ARDSLEY PARK 704 East 49th Street Renovated large 2-bedroom, Washer/Dryer, fenced backyard, garage, small pets welcome. $850/month. Call 912-596-1355.

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505 Pinecrest Court. Southern Living in Pooler! Beautifully designed and decorated, this 3 BR 2 BA is ready to move in, with brand new kitchen and updated baths, and a 16 X 20 covered terrace for outdoor entertaining. Home warranty included! $142,000.00 Shelley Carroll Lowther 912-604-8177 Re/Max Savannah 355-7711or visit 105 West Congress Street Suite B. Only commercial condo left in beautifully restored building. This is the residential unit in the building that can be converted to a residence with some work. Secure entry, hardwood floors, tin ceilings, and a great central location! $195,000.00. Shelley Carroll Lowther 912-604-8177 Re/Max Savannah 355-7711or visit 114 Stockbridge. Convenient and desirable Georgetown location! 3 BR 2 BA updates home is in move-in condition! Run--- don’t walk! This one will not last long! Shelley Carroll Lowther 912-604-8177 Re/Max Savannah 355-7711or visit PRICED WELL BELOW APPRAISED VALUE! Newly built Hallmark home in Southern Woods at Rice Mill is priced almost $20,000 below value! 4 BR 2.5 BA with wood floors, and new everything! This is a must see! A great home at a great price! $299,900.00 Shelley Carroll Lowther 912-604-8177 Re/Max Savannah 355-7711or visit New construction in Bridgewater to be completed end of February, 2005. Four bedrooms, 2 baths, a family room, a formal living room, a formal dining room, a bonus room, $209,050.00 Buy now and pick colors. Amber Skaggs Remax Crossroads 748-8141/656-3029 New Construction in Bridgewater 4 Bedrooms, 2Baths, a formal dining room, and great room. Will be completed in January, 2005. Buy now and pick inside colors. $196,075 Builder will contibute $3,000.00 towards buyers closing costs. Amber Skaggs Remax Crossroads 748-8141 /656-3029 Move in Now!!! This 3 bedroom 2 bath home is located in Beautiful Bridgewater.



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