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Table of Contents Volume 5, No. 4, October 19, 2005

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On the Cover: Chris Miller, foreground, with the rest of the Creative Coast staff near their office off Chatham Parkway (photo by Jim Morekis)

News Cover Story Feedback City Notebook

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10 Letters to the Editor 11 News bits from around town

Jane Fishman 13

Cover Story 6

Creating a new coast

In memory of Lyn McDonald

Blotter 14 From SPD reports Digital Diva Earthweek News of the Weird

15 New tech column 16 This week on your planet 17 Strange but true

Culture Art Review 18

City Notebook 11

Art Patrol Cuisine

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Michael Banks’ outsider art Exhibits & Openings THo

20 Savannah Greek Festival THo Connect Savannah

Vibes Music Interview 22 The WIYOs Music Menu

23 Local gigs a la carte

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Connect Recommends 25 Concerts of the week Soundboard 26 Who’s playing and where

Art Review 18

Film

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28 All the flicks that fit

The 411 Week at a Glance

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Our best bets for cool stuff to do

Happenings 30 All the stuff, all the time Astroscope 44 What’s your sign?

Music Interview 22

Classifieds Weather 16 News from the sky Crossword Puzzle 39 Mental Fun Classifieds 45 They call it “junk,” you call it “couch”

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Skidaway Marine Science Day What: Fun and educational activities for all ages, including tours of the Research Vessel Savannah, science talks on current research activities, the Plankton Sinkoff and a campus-wide Scavenger Hunt. The Gray’s Reef staff will introduce visitors to an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle and the Department of Natural Resources will provide a life-sized model of a whale visitors can walk through. When: Saturday, Oct. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. Where: Skidaway Marine Science Campus on Skidaway Island. Cost: Free. Call: 598-2496 or visit www.uga.edu/aquarium or www.skio.peachnet.edu/new/events.php.

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Dreadful Pestilence: Encountering Yellow Fever What: This living history program dramatizes Savannah’s 1820 yellow fever epidemic. Set in part in the unrestored attic garret, the program takes visitors into areas of a house museum not ordinarily open to the public. When: Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Where: Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Cost: $10 in advance for adults, $5 in advance for children ages 8-17, or $15 at the time of the performance. Not appropriate for children under 8. Call: 236-8097 or email jcredle@savbusiness.net.

Tybee Arts Presents The Fantasticks (thru Sat.) What: This Broadway musical tells the story of a starry-eyed boy who falls in love with the girl next door and what happens when the two are forced to choose between the dangerous temptations of the outside world and the warmth and comfort of home and each other. Directed by Bob Riedel. When: Oct. 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. Where: Tybee City Hall. Cost: $14. Tickets are available at the door or at Gallery by the Sea and online at tybeeisland.com.

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20th Annual Pet Halloween Costume Contest

What: The Prevent Child Abuse campaign in cooperation with Savannah Jewish Family Services and the Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center is presenting this special viewing of a film starring Kevin Bacon as a man recently released from prison after serving a 12-year sentence for child sexual abuse. A community discussion will follow the screening, with local experts in adult sex offender treatment and community management. This film is not suitable for children and no one under 17 will be admitted. When: Oct. 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: Free. Call: 355-8111.

What: This popular event features all types of pets, from puppies to ponies, ferrets to hedgehogs and cats to canaries, as they compete for bragging rights and cash prizes. Benefits the Pet Assistance League of Savannah. When: Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Where: Case Veterinary Hospital, 111 Eisenhower Dr. Cost: Spectators admitted free. $5 registration fee per pet which is donated to PALS. Call: 352-3081 or e-mail casevet@aol.com.

SSU Presents For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide (thru the weekend) What: Savannah State University’s Players by the Sea theater troupe will present For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, a production combining music and dance with poetry. When: Oct. 20-22 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. Where: SSU’s Kennedy Fine Arts Theatre. Cost: $5 for the general public and $2 for SSU students and staff. Tickets will be available at the door. Call: 356-2413.

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Third Friday Foreign Cinema Presents The Adjuster

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Naughty By Nature What: An evening of food, fun and art. Dress up in your most daring outfit or costume for this opening reception for a new exhibition titled Naughty By Nature. Proceeds from a raffle of a painting jointly created by A.T. Hun artists and an auction of “Chuck’s Cool Paint Pants” (CCPP) will be donated to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Fund and other charities. When: Saturday, Oct. 22 from 7-11 p.m. Where: A.T. Hun Art Gallery, 302 W. St. Julian St. Cost: Free. Call: 233-2060 for info or to RSVP, or e-mail info@athun.com.

Savannah Reads Flannery What: A guest lecture about Flannery O’Connor’s story, Everything That Rises Must Converge, will be presented. When: Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Where: Bull Street Library, 2202 Bull St. ◗

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What: By assuming roles in typical families living in poverty, participants try to survive for one month of four 15-minute “weeks” during this event. When: Oct. 20 from 8:30-11 a.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center. Cost: Free, although registration is required. Call: Letty Shearer at 921-5967, send a fax to 921-5740 or e-mail shearele@mail.armstrong.edu.

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What: This gigantic yard sale will be followed by a neighborhood block party. All items that are not sold at the sale will be donated to Goodwill Industries. Early birds are welcome, but must pick up a listing of early-bird homes participating. The list will be available at 514 E. 41st St. When: Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to noon. Where: Victory Drive to 40th Street and Habersham Street to Waters Avenue. The block party will be held in the 800 block of Maupas Avenue.

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What: The 54th annual festival will feature three days of authentic Greek foods and pastries, merchandise, grocery products and live music with Nick Trivelas and A Night in Athens, featuring George Antonopoulos on bouzouki. When: Oct. 20, 21 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St. Call: 236-8256 or visit stpaul.ga.goarch.org/SavannahGreekFestival.

tiously records the objectionable material on video; and an exfootball player and his twisted wife play out elaborate sexual games on the unsuspecting in this 1991 Canadian film. When: Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Call: 232-4447.


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IT’S BECOME SOMETHING of a local cliche: Energized outsider falls in love with Savannah and moves to town armed with new ideas -- only to slink off in humiliation, defeated by Savannah’s legendary apathy and by the insularity and short-sightedness of the local old-boy network. Chris Miller, founder and director of The Creative Coast Initiative, seems to be cut of a different cloth, however. Though a more energized outsider with newer ideas you’ll never find, he’s been able to secure for Creative Coast the confident backing of the local business community, working as an integral arm of the Savannah Economic Development Authority. How has Miller succeeded where so many have failed? His bright, engaging personality doesn’t seem to have hurt. Nor has his warp-factor speed in grasping abstract economic concepts, both micro and macro. And to be completely blunt, it also can’t have hurt his case that as vice president of the Mindspring/Earthlink internet giant in the ‘90s, Miller was involved with enough cold hard cash to bring tears of joy to the crusty eyes of the most ossified of Savannah’s old money bluebloods. But to hear Miller himself explain things, it still all boils down to -- you guessed it -- falling in love with Savannah. “I was born in Virginia, grew up in Delaware and Rhode Island, worked in Africa for many years. I’ve been all over,” he says. “I’ve been around the block and I know what a good place looks like.” Miller’s goal with the two-year-old Creative Coast Initiative is to invigorate the economy of the local MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area, ours comprising Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties) by promoting “knowledge-based businesses” such as design firms, software publishers, ISPs, advertising, architecture and yes, your friends in the media. These knowledge-based businesses help Savannah in two ways: One, they can dramatically lift area wage levels; and two, they tend to bolster quality-of-life aspects like arts, culture and the environment. For Miller, The Creative Coast concept is summed up in a single word: Innovation. “Innovation is the intersection of art and technology,” he explains. “Thinking creatively to apply technology to solve problems.” We spoke to Miller last week in our office and again at the Creative Coast digs within the SEDA building off Chatham Parkway. There, Miller works with the rest of the young and hard-working Creative Coast staff: project manager Fitz Haile, project assistant Danielle ValcourtSmith, and designer Stefanie Danhope-Smith.

Connect Savannah: You’ve compiled some really interesting numbers from your latest research. Chris Miller: Well, we’ve graphed the average real weekly wage in the Savannah MSA, which is the simplest number you can get. You can see the vast majority of our jobs are down here, below $400 a week (graph, page 8). Then you move here, to about $1300 a week, and you get a little bump. But then you see it just flatlines from there. When people look at the number of jobs in Savannah, they start doing their happy dance saying, “we’ve created so many new jobs” -- but that’s just because everyone wants to count noses. No one wants to count dollars. But with the decline of the manufacturing sector here, what’s actually happening is we’ve replaced $1000 a

buildings and 6.5 million tourists a year, and we’re not even tracking the state with wage growth. If all we aspire to be is Macon, we’ve got serious problems. If we aspire to be Charleston, I guess we could lord it over them and say, well, our average wage started higher than Charleston’s. But look at their rate of increase -- it’s incredible. It’s not just the real increase, but the rate of increase. If Charleston’s wage growth keeps going at current projections they’re going to blow by us.

Connect Savannah: From which sources do you derive your raw data?

Chris Miller is seated; the rest of the Creative Coast Initiative, from left to right, comprises Danielle Valcourt-Smith, Stefanie Danhope Smith, and Fitz Haile week jobs with $250 a week jobs. That decreases our tax base by 50 percent. Then we gathered data on real wage growth, and compared the Savannah MSA with regional MSAs against the national average wage since 1990. You really have to compare MSA to MSA rather than city to city, because the MSA is the real economic entity. Looking at the state of Georgia’s wage growth, you say, hey, the state’s kicking butt (graph, page 7). Not only have wages grown by over four percent, but the average wage in Georgia is now a little higher than the national average. Then you look down here and you see the Macon MSA with a negative 5.3 percent wage growth. And -- uh-oh -- there’s the Savannah MSA, below Macon. So with all this talk about a Savannah renaissance, we’re actually racing Macon to the bottom in real average wages. We’ve got this massive port, all these pretty

Chris Miller: We get most of it from the federal and state Departments of Labor. They collect exact wage and tax information from every business in operation. We assume that’s the best data available, except for where someone’s willing to go to jail for giving false numbers. No one else counts. All the other numbers are hocus pocus. When we started looking for this data we discovered that most of the numbers out there are totally bogus. People use multipliers to make their case, and they go out to a firm and buy whatever multiplier they need to make that case. You ask how they come up with those multipliers, and oh, they can’t tell you that, that’s their secret sauce. So a year and a half ago we threw all numbers out the window. We found a method by which we could create a definite list of what is and what is not a knowledge-based business simply by using two different data sets from the feds. One table says we know in law firms, for example, that there are x number of lawyers, y janitors, z secretaries and b number of IT folks. The U.S. government has classified every business into a NAICS code -- short for North America Industry Classification System. We know that for every NAICS code, in every business in that NAICS code there’s a certain number of employees. Another index tells them what percent of what types of occupation are knowledge-based -- for example, we know software engineers are 90 percent knowledgebased. We can then lay one template on top of another for every NAICS code. Certain occupations are knowledge-heavy -- software engineer is, janitor isn’t -- so we can extract how many people in a NAICS code are knowledge workers Then we said, “Show us every NAICS code where 75 percent of the employees are knowledge-based.” Out pops a pattern -- boom -- here are the NAICS codes of businesses that are primarily knowledge-based. What Fitz Haile did here, and what we just won an award for in Chicago, is to create this new method of finding the gold nuggets that everybody in the world is panning for. That’s our secret sauce. But hey, it’s open source secret sauce.

Connect Savannah: What conclusions did you draw? Chris Miller: From this data we know down to the penny and the single worker where the knowledge-based workers are. And we found out that knowledge-based businesses locally derive the same total wages as all the lower-wage, non-manufacturing businesses combined. You don’t always see knowledge-based workers because they may not work for major corporations. They may telecommute. For example, you won’t see the editor of The Economist that works at the Landings. People like that are all part of knowledge-based businesses, but they don’t work in a glass skyscraper you can point to. The vast majority of knowledge-based businesses are


7 small to micro-sized businesses, in a really quite place with a bunch of really smart people working really hard. Another reason you don’t hear about them is that most are not from here originally. They’re not plugged into the oldtimers network. And the newcomers don’t know about each other because they themselves are not networked.

Connect Savannah: That’s your job, right? To get them networked.

Connect Savannah: Why is that? Chris Miller: The 25-35 demographic and the demographic of workers in knowledge-based businesses are virtually interchangeable. These people are

Chris Miller: Here’s the wacky part. Not only is Savannah not losing the 25-35 age group, but we’re growing that sector faster than the overall population is growing that sector. Everybody says oh, that’s students. But I’m not talking about students. These people are at least 25 years old -- they’re already graduated and in the workplace. A big difference is that for the very first time students are able to graduate, stay in Savannah and still be here three years later. If you’re here three or four years, that’s not a fluke, it’s a job. If you stay here five or 10 years, that’s not a job, that’s a career.

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Chris Miller: I don’t really need to because so many others have. Everybody’s doing this work. Other cities are using a demographic approach to create a place that’s cool for people aged 25-35. Tampa and Memphis are going after these folks in a big way.

Connect Savannah: How is Savannah doing with the 25-35 age group?

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Chris Miller: At the end of the day my job is to fix this (points to a graph) -- fix this real average wage and do it in a way that doesn’t screw up our quality of life. Here’s the cool part about knowledge-based businesses -- they increase the real average wage and dramatically improve quality of life over other sectors. You don’t have to give up your town or pollute your water. Knowledge-based businesses are not just compatible with quality of life, the two are essential elements of each other. You can’t have a knowledge-based economy in a place that isn’t real, that isn’t clean and in a place that doesn’t have culture.

important for these reasons: They’ve already graduated, they already have work experience, they’ve just come out of college recently and have the latest tools. They haven’t found mates and they haven’t bought houses, so they’re transportable, they cross state lines. Also, they’re entering peak earning years, and therefore generating more tax base. They’re spending more money, they’re not sitting at home watching TV. Why would these kids want to go to Birmingham, Alabama? They want to go to a place with art, culture, restaurants and a vibrant street life. Culture is important to knowledge workers. The one problem with the 25-35 demographic is that the United States is losing this demographic and losing it in a big way. Atlanta is really screwing the pooch -- they’re losing that demographic even faster than the national average.


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We’re also getting reverse migration now, these folks from here who went to Atlanta to get jobs and now want to come back. The cool thing is they’re coming back having worked in a knowledge-based economy. They’re returning to Savannah and there are now jobs for them here. The job board we’ve put up at creativecoast.org has kicked ass and taken names -- actually, kicked ass and spit out jobs. We posted these jobs so people wouldn’t have to plug into the Savannah social network. That’s important for knowledge-based workers, because whether they’re newcomers or returnees they’re not tapped into the social network. We just put it all up bright in the sky and said, here’s the jobs, here’s your talent, talk amongst yourselves.

Connect Savannah: How has that old social network received all this? Chris Miller: That’s not necessarily relevant at this point. There are always going to be some elements that don’t get it or don’t believe. You still see that -for example, look at VeriSign. That’s one of the five largest payrolls in the city, and nobody knows about VeriSign. Overall

You know, I used to think we needed to make all the top ten lists in the country -- “Best for Singles,” “Most Wired,” whatever. Now I’m thinking, we’ve never been on any of those lists before and we’re doing really well. If we do make lists we’ll just be noticed by a lot of people we possibly can’t accommodate. We want knowledge-based businesses with 25-35-year-old workers to be much more targeted. We don’t want international or national attention. I’d rather quietly go out and tap a few industries and sectors on the shoulder and say, hey, look at this, look what’s happening down here. Savannah is right in the sweet spot for this emerging economy. It’s not about technology anymore, it’s about innovation. Knowledge-based work is clean, sustainable, and lends itself to arts, culture and music. It gives Savannah more of what Savannah is.

Savannah’s average weekly wage distribution (courtesy Creative Coast Initiative) this research has a pretty big impact on how Savannah thinks about itself and that’s critical.

Connect Savannah: What does your own vision of Savannah in the near future look like? Chris Miller: Nobody wants Savannah to change. I don’t want it to change, I want

to make it better. The key is quality growth over quantity growth. You can’t look at Hardeeville’s plan for 48,000 new homes and say that’s great for Savannah. That will look like Southern California. We can’t stop the growth from coming, but we can say if it’s qualitative growth or whether it’s quantitative only. That’s the challenge.

Connect Savannah: Where does the Creative Coast Initiative take these numbers from here? Chris Miller: We’ve finished our economic analysis, and we understand very clearly what’s going on and what’s causing it. From this point forward we’ll be very focused exclusively on going outside of Savannah and talking to those

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Connect Savannah: You work in the SEDA offices in partnership with that agency. Obviously you must have a fair degree of cooperation with other local governmental agencies as well. Chris Miller: The city and the county have come on board as well as SEDA. These guys all bought our product sight unseen without necessarily understanding everything we were saying.

Connect Savannah: There’s a massive and worsening wealth disparity in this country, and in this area in particular. What can Creative Coast do to help solve the problem of growing poverty? Chris Miller: We’re providing a wage growth path for people who were previously limited in their wages. Now, there’s something beyond that cap they can participate in. It will work for the AfricanAmerican community as well as it will work for the Asian community and for the Latino community and for the white community. For every 10 kids on the corner looking for trouble, one’s a geek. You have to find the geek. When kids listen to their mother, graduate from high school, stay out of trouble and then get an entry level job, we can’t tell them that’s all there is. You’ve got to have something more for them. This gives them that hope. ◗

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Chris Miller: A lot of those jobs have and will continue to leave the country. Right brain jobs are not necessarily logical, but associative. Jumping from point A to point Q to point Z and back to point B. They’re predicated on people coming up with creative solutions which design things in a better way. You can’t outsource that. That plays to our strength, because the U.S. is the best in the world at innovation, entrepreneurship and coming up with creative solutions to new problems. And here’s why it makes sense in Savannah: We all of a sudden woke up, and it turns out we’re sitting in the middle of the direction everybody wants to go. We’ve got one of the largest art schools in the country here, with a campus of one of the largest and most respected engineering schools also. We’re uniquely positioned to be extremely successful in this economy. Some people might not like the word “creative” in our title but if you don’t have creativity in your economy you won’t have much of an economy.

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Connect Savannah: That’s already happening as we speak.

Chris Miller: Tolerant cities will win, intolerant cities will lose. It’s that simple. Talent will go where it’s most welcome, where the capital flows are, and where people are doing great science. With stem cell research, so much of that money has already flown to the UK. Remember Ross Perot’s “giant sucking sound?” Well, nowadays that’s caused by people stampeding to the exit to follow the research money. American investment in research and development has dropped pathetically low. Alarm bells should be going off everywhere. If people think they’ll march into the next century with this intolerant attitude, they’re driving right into the poorhouse

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Chris Miller: That’s kind of where Savannah Music Festival Director Rob Gibson and I are working the same street, but on different sides of that street. Daniel Pink wrote a book called A Whole New Mind, which talks about the transition of the economy from a left brain to a right brain economy. The leftbrain economy is logical and linear, and represents the things which will ultimately go overseas to be done.

Connect Savannah: Anti-science forces seem to have the upper hand across the U.S. today. The president opposes stem cell research. School boards all over the country are trying to limit the teaching of evolution -- that is, basic scientific education. Does this horrify you? Does it bode ill for your cause?

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Connect Savannah: I notice the arts are not on your list of knowledge-based businesses, but you do ‘preach’ a lot about the nexus of arts, technology and the economy.

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They intuitively understood it was important. We didn’t have all these numbers at the time to back up what we were saying, so they made a wager, and they turned out to be right. I thought it was a pretty damn bold step for politicians to take. In very few places in the U.S. have a city, county and local economic development authority been on the same page about something. In most places the city is at war with the county. This is an unusual alliance, and all the local leaders should be commended for their willingness to work together. Moving into this new era, collaborators will do better than noncollaborators.

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businesses we’re interested in. We’ve done our planning, we’ve put a year’s worth of focus on growing internal companies more rapidly than they would have. We’ve got one of most active website portals in the region. We’ve created tools to allow existing companies to grow. I guess you could say we’re finishing up preaching inside Savannah and ready to go outside. Now that we have that award we just won, that kind of makes it easier to get in the door with that little gold badge on our lapel.

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Editor, “Night Patrol: An eye-opening ride with the Savannah Police on a downtown Friday night”; eye-opening, indeed. Ten police officers in an unmarked van, numerous unmarked police cars, a helicopter, and a couple of drug-sniffing dogs swarming the streets of Savannah; net result: one arrest (and THAT because someone drove through a downtown lane). Perhaps I am over-simplifying things just a tad, but anyone who has witnessed or experienced the lack of initiative that the local police force shows in doing its most basic job knows that I am close to the truth in my assessment. The most galling example in the story was an officer’s pleading for back-up to an open and shut case of a drug deal in progress only to have the “drug patrol” diverted to a domestic call. Were they the only officers on duty that night? Probably. Crime is rampant in this town; our police chief is a ghostly presence at best; patrols are consistently understaffed; elected officials are handcuffed by a do-nothing city manager; and a large segment of the local population has simply given up on involving the police. The average officer on the street is non-responsive and more interested in plodding through his shift with the least amount of work than in reducing the crime level. The police force as a whole is only a reactive force against crime. This needs to change soon. Citizens should demand a top-down reorganization of the police force. We

need a new chief of police; one who will be a visible presence in the community and will work to train its officers with the skills needed to be a proactive force to reduce crime and earn the respect of the community. Jim Morekis’ story merely illustrated what Savannahians have known for quite some time. One cannot help but wonder if the scum selling drugs on the street corners that night were not laughing themselves silly the next day. Or am I the only one? Jim Crovatt

Police have double standard Editor, I wanted to point out that there is an obvious double standard with the police. As SPD spokesman Bucky Burnsed stated in “Night Patrol” “Police don’t have to always tell you the truth,” but we as citizens under their inspection must. It seems like a very Machiavellian way of working, and also not a very moralistic one. If anyone remembers, Machiavelli was a bad, bad man. Makes me trust law enforcement that much more, especially after what happened in NYC at the Republican National Convention (Pier 57). My next point brings me to Sgt. Gay saying, “If we’re lucky it’ll be over 28 grams...we can charge him with intent to distribute.” The man is hoping for the offender to suffer even more than the time he will do, not to mention the wallop onto the pavement. Wonderful thinking. Let’s put this person with an addiction problem behind bars for even longer so as to keep with the ongoing trend of overcrowding the prisons with

drug offenders (mostly for marijuana) who are sick and in need of non-institutional help, while letting murderers, rapists, pederasts and the like off much easier. Makes sense to me. The last problem I wanted to point out is when Burnsed makes the comment that, “Ordinarily we would ask the owner if we can search the car...if they say no, then we don’t.” I’ve been stopped more than once by police officers, in various states, for various reasons, mostly without the stops resulting in any form of ticket. My last return to Georgia from New York was no exception. The Georgia State Patrol officer asked if he could search my vehicle. I said no. So the officer told me that if I didn’t concede they would call the K-9 unit, and if the canine alerted them, they would be able to search. Being the wee hours of the morning and not wanting to wait the half hour for the other officers to arrive, I conceded. But guess what, I had to wait for another officer to arrive anyway to supervise the first officer in his search of my vehicle. After an enjoyable pat down and twenty minutes of searching, the officers found... absolutely nothing. The whole idea of asking to search and then giving up when not given permission seems a little too cut and dried for a real-life situation. Maybe the rules for the state patrol are drastically different than SCMPD. Please do not print my name, I hear sometimes the police hold grudges. ‘Neverhaveenjoyedruninswithcops’

Some service tips Editor, As the Savannah restaurant scene expands, it is high quality service that will put Savannah on the same level of surrounding cities like Atlanta, Charleston and Jacksonville. Savannah has some of the best food in the Southeast yet service is often forgotten. Here are some simple rules: Have a clean uniform on. Make sure your shirt is tucked in and wear a belt. Make sure your shoes are clean and match your belt. Good personal hygiene is important. If you’re a male, shave daily. If you have facial hair, keep it well groomed. Wear deodorant. Brush your teeth. Know your product. Be able to answer guests’ questions about the cuisine you are serving. Know your wine list. Be able to suggest a wine with everything on the menu. The little things count -- clean silverware, wine glasses, tabletop, chairs, napkins, salt & pepper shakers, vases. After each course is served, check back with the guest after the first bite. That way, if there is a problem it can be corrected. Always offer dessert. Remember if there is more than one guest, all desserts come with two spoons. When presenting the check, remember check down, check back. When the guest is finished, he or she is ready to go. Make sure that the manager and/or chef speaks to your table. This shows the guest you care about them. Always thank the guest and ask them to come back. Dominic Moraco

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Ever wanted to walk through a whale? Here’s your chance. Skidaway Marine Science Day is Saturday, Oct. 22. The partners of the Skidaway Marine Science Campus will host this event. The campus is located on the south end of Skidaway Island. It includes the University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium, the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, WSVH Georgia Public Radio and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary headquarters. New this year is the First Annual Marine Science Day Hustle, a 5.4 nautical mile road race (6.2 miles to landlubbers) that was started by Anna Boyette, marathon runner and SKIO employee. “We also will have a fun run and walk,” says SKIO External Affairs Manager Michael Sullivan. The staff from Gray’s Reef will share an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle, or ROV. Visitors will have the chance to maneuver the ROV around the campus pool. Some favorite activities are returning, including tours of the research vessels the Savannah and the Sea Dawg, science talks and hands-on demonstrations, even a scavenger hunt. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will provide a display of its underwater archaeology program and WSVH will be open so visitors can get a peek inside. The DNR also is bringing Weebee to the festival. This life-sized model of a whale measures 72 feet. The technology used to create Weebee is somewhat like a Moon Bounce -- essentially the whale is a big blow-up balloon that visitors can walk through. Sullivan says there are two reasons the event is held. “All the participating agencies are public agencies,” he says. “SKIO and the University of Georgia are part of the university system.” Sullivan says. “Gray’s Reef is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The DNR is a state

Area churches are banding together for an ecumenical community service project on Saturday, Oct. 22. Members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, First African Baptist and First Christian Church will gather to do construction, painting, landscaping, fill food bags, make lap rugs and other projects to help others. This will be the fourth time in the past two years the churches have done the project. The program was started as a way to perform a meaningful service to the community, demonstrate cooperation between churches and their members and involve members in handson mission projects. “We started this last fall and also had one in the spring,” says Bergman. “In the past, we’ve had the bloodmobile come and we’ve helped put food in bags. We’ve also helped Union Mission. We rotate between five to seven projects.” Members of the public, including those from other churches or with no church affiliation at all, are invited to participate. Volunteers can choose from a range of projects to work on. For information, call Debbie Bergman at St. Paul’s at 355-2485, Nelle Bordeaux at First Presbyterian at 234-9245, Milton Newton at First Baptist at 234-77978 or Mary Ward at First Christian at 236-8271. “The Salvation Army is going to have an indoor painting project at their Bee Road facility,” Newton says. “Union Mission has a landscaping project, and they also have a project to take fabric and make it into lap robes. This really helps them out. We will do a Habitat for Humanity project that will involve either painting or construction. And at Second Harvest Food Bank, we will fill 2,000 end of the month food bags for low-income elderly.” Volunteers will meet at First Presbyterian Church on Washington Avenue at 7:30 a.m. for a continental breakfast. First Christian Preschool will provide child care for those who need it. After going to the work sites, the group will gather at First Christian on Victory Drive for a fellowship hour and luncheon at 11:30 a.m.

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Most entries are costumed dogs, but lots of pet owners of all stripes want to participate. “It is for children, but it is not necessarily all children who participate,” says Gail H. Case. “Whole families come and participate.” Many participants choose pet-owner costume combinations. “One lady dressed as a cowgirl,” Case says. “She had a hedgehog in a flowerpot. It looked just like a cactus. One of the more clever ones was a bird dog wearing a shirt with watches attached. It was a watch dog.” Contest categories for this year’s event are Best Owner/Pet Complimentary Costume, Best Dog Costume, Best Puppy Costume, Best Cat Costume, Best Kitten Costume and Best Miscellaneous Pet Costume. There is a $100 cash grand prize for the overall Best in Show entry. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and judging begins at 2 p.m. In case of rain, the contest will be held Oct. 23. - (Linda Sickler)

Music Fest tix on sale With an ambitious lineup in place and new, more affordable pricing available, the Savannah Music Festival urges music lovers to go to their website at savannahmusicfestival.org to purchase tickets while they’re available. At the Oct. 5 announcement of the schedule for the March 17-April 2 event, festival director Rob Gibson explained

Ben Tucker plays at the Lucas to mark announcement of the Music Fest schedule the move towards a lower-price tier of tickets: “When I first heard the Atlanta Symphony perform, that just blew me away,” said Gibson, affirming a desire to make the arts more available to more people who might not otherwise get to enjoy them. Performing at the announcement was Savannah’s Ben Tucker, who will perform at the Festival as well and celebrates his 75th birthday this year. Iin introducing Tucker, Gibson joked “and here’s a man who plays the bass a heck of a lot better than he swings a golf club.” -- (Jim Morekis) ◗

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a “celebration, “ well, that I could understand. Two hours after the service, which began under lowering skies, the sun came out and the mourners either moved to Baldwin Park or returned to the synagogue. I chose the garden, a chance, I said to someone, “to see a real garden.” The McDonald’s backyard filled up quickly. People talked and laughed and cried before breaking away to savor the basil, guess at the tarragon, take in the rosemary. Most stopped to smell the single, blooming rose. The garden is welcoming and warm and challenging, not unlike Lyn. But it’s hard to go home after something like that. So after checking in with the animals, the mail, the phone calls, the emails, I scooted downtown for a walk and maybe a chance to see the moon. Most Jewish holidays start on the tiny sliver of a new moon, so I was seeking some open space to look up, to see a plump and growing moon, a harvest moon. Once downtown, when I saw a crowd of people at SCAD’s Red Gallery, I squeezed in, too. The poet Jim Moore was speaking. The name was familiar. Then it hit me. That week I had just heard a poem of his on Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac.” Maybe it was because of Yom Kippur, when we can’t help but think of people with whom we once shared High Holiday services, people who are no longer with us. Maybe it was because of Lyn’s passing. But the poem of Moore’s that Keillor read registered with me. It was called, “It Is Not The Fact That I Will Die That I Mind.” It’s about the unique nature of every person, the singular way we do the most ordinary of things, the individual way we love a tree, a sister, a dog. After addressing the group, Moore took questions. That’s when he posited the similarity between poetry and memoir writing. Both forms start the same, he said, with an assumption: Life is difficult. Both end the same, too. With something hopeful. I’ll have to think about that . I’ve got the first part. A wasp bit me on the cheek the other day. But I’m still looking for the second. ◗

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A WASP BIT ME on the cheek the other day. And not the White Anglo Saxon Protestant variety, although that has happened in the past, too. This was an angry stinging insect, pissed at my proximity to his or her home. I had plenty of warning, including an earlier bite. But some of us are stubborn. I took Benedryl, dabbed some Caladryl and finally smeared a smuch of papaya. Too late. The sucker got me good. But I did eat the rest of the papaya, which I never think to buy. This happened several days after Savannah’s Lyn McDonald passed away and two days before Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. At 48, Lyn was an angel of a woman, young, passionate, engaged with life, a gardener, a philosopher, a fighter. Yom Kippur is the holiest of holy days for Jewish people. It follows Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish New Year, now numbering 5766. And while I am not a practicing Jew, I do occasionally “come home” for one or more sabbath services during these holidays, swollen cheek and all. This year I attended the Kol Nidre service the night before Yom Kippur. The familiarity, the collegiality, the people, the memory of those who have passed away and the celestial voices of the I Cantori choir make the trip worthwhile -- even if I still don’t understand the theology, the responsive readings or the need, really, of so many religions, so many churches, so much doctrine. I had that same dialogue with myself the day of Yom Kippur. But this time I found myself sitting in a church, St. Paul’s Episcopal on Abercorn Street. I was at a requiem mass for Lyn. Once again, I sat more as an observer than a participant. I was not uncomfortable. The interior of the sprawling red-brick church, a building I’ve passed hundreds of times without going inside, is knockdown gorgeous. The congregation seems enthusiastic, ecumenical, committed and inclusive. The priest appears to have a good sense of humor. Just as important, he showed a good understanding of Lyn and her family. Still, none of that meant I understood what was going on during the mass. But when Father Willoughby announced the family was inviting us back to Lyn’s garden in Baldwin Park for

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A man wanted for the abduction, rape and robbery of a woman Oct. 4 on Whitemarsh Island is now in custody. An FBI Fugitive Squad, with the assistance of authorities in Broward County, Fla., captured Robert T. Field age 34, of Florida, shortly after 5 p.m. last Friday. Acting on warrants, federal and local authorities in Florida began their search for Field. Members of the fugitive squad encountered him in the Gold Mercury he was said to be operating. Authorities stopped the vehicle and arrested Field without incident. Proceedings are now underway to extradite Field back to Savannah, where he will face charges of Rape, Kidnapping, Aggravated Sodomy and Armed Robbery for an incident which happened Oct. 4. In that incident, a 21-year-old woman called police to report she had been raped on Whitemarsh Island. The woman told police an unknown white male approached her inside the Circle K convenience store at Quarterman and Highway 80 and asked about a party. When she left the store and entered her vehicle the man got in the passenger side, produced a gun and forced her to drive to an area near Bryan Woods Road and Highway 80 where he assaulted and raped her. • A woman’s wallet was stolen while she sat in a mall food court. The woman said a young man approached her and told her she had a bug in her hair. He reached into her hair as if picking out a bug. She said she when she looked at him, he told her not to turn her head. She said he then acted as if he had stepped on the bug and walked away. When she checked her purse, she realized her wallet was missing and that the suspect had used the bug ploy to distract her while he took it. • An East 38th Street resident told police that someone had taken items from a small utility shed in his back yard that he had converted into a sitting room, complete with television and video and a sound system. There was no door on the shed at the time of the theft, but the man had placed plastic sheets over the entrance to obstruct the view from the street. The sheets were anchored on the sides and bottom. Someone entered the room and took the stereo system and one of the speakers. The suspect also took a number of DVDs. Evidence was collected at the scene.

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• An East Derenne Avenue business owner told police that someone entered the closed business and took about $280 from the cash register. Visible damage was done to a computer in the front room, possibly in an attempt to disrupt surveillance footage. Entry was made by prying the frame of an exhaust fan loose from the back wall. The suspect or suspects exited through one of two doors found to be unlocked at the rear of the building. A roll-up door leading to an outside storage room also had been left partially open. The business was placed on extra patrol and forensics was requested to further process the scene. • Police were called in reference to a domestic fight. Upon arrival, an officer met with the victim, who said the suspect had hit her across the mouth with a board, which she gave to the officer. During a search, the suspect’s loaded gun was found. The woman was taken to a local hospital by her mother. When the officer spoke with the victim at the hospital, she said she and her boyfriend, who does not reside with her, began arguing about going out. The argument got intense, and the suspect went out side to smoke. When he came back in the argument began again and he hit the victim. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. • Police were called to a residence on East 50th Street in reference to a disorderly person. A woman at the residence her soon-to-be ex-husband came to the residence in an agitated state. He tried to kick in the front door, causing visible damage to the door and door frame. She said she opened the door and pushed him hard enough to put the man on the ground, giving her sufficient time to secure the deadbolt. The man then left. The woman said the man was upset because she took the car away from him after he was involved in an accident. ◗

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Earthquakes A massive seismic slip along the Hindu Kush fault created a magnitude 7.6 temblor that killed tens of thousands of people in northern parts of India and Pakistan. Approximately 2.5 million people were left homeless across the disaster zone. The quake was preceded by unusual animal behavior, including the screeching of birds in Islamabad. • Earth movements were also felt in southwest Pakistan, the Andaman and Nicobar island chain, northwest Sumatra, Java, the eastern Philippines, northeastern Japan, the Greek islands of Rhodes and Karpathos and parts of El Salvador and Guatemala.

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Cruel Sport Brett Backwell, Australian rules football player for Gleneig, a suburb of Adelaide, whose broken finger has hampered his playing for three years, decided in September to forgo bone fusion in favor of just having half the finger amputated. “(I)f that’s going to help me to succeed at this level (of pro football), then it’s something you’ve just got to do.” (In 1985, San Francisco 49ers all-pro defensive back Ronnie Lott chose to have the tip of one finger amputated because surgery, and the rehabilitation necessary to repair the finger, would have caused him to miss one game.)

semen into their mouths from a syringe. The state Board of Dental Examiners had revoked his license in 2004 after finding two syringes of semen in his office with patients’ DNA (from saliva) on them. Hall’s sentence was five years’ probation, and his lawyer said he thought Hall would move to Jacksonville, Fla., and go into the flooring and tile business. Robert Norton starred in News of the Weird several times since 1988, owing to his habit of (and more than 20 arrests for) annoying his Pekin, Ill., neighbors by doing yardwork naked. (When, in 1999, a judge finally told him that he would go to jail if he did it again, Norton said, “I can’t (promise) anything.”) He passed away in July 2005, at age 82, and despite his wishes, family members made sure that he was wearing clothes when he was buried. It was reported here only a month ago as one of the “most frightening stories of the week,” but as it turns out, the story had already been topped. In July, 644 people had gotten together in Kimberly, British Columbia, and simultaneously played accordions for half an hour. Thanks to a proud News of the Weird reader, it can now be reported, shudderingly, that the next month at a St. John’s, Newfoundland, folk arts festival, the record was broken, by 989 accordionists. ◗

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The Moscow Cats Theater still plays to packed houses in Russia, as described in News of the Weird in March 1998, but founder Yuri Kuklachev brought 26 of his improbably trained housecats to New York City’s TriBeCa Performing Arts Center this fall to play weekends through October. Among the tricks: front paw stands; “tightrope” walking on a pole; and traversing the pole from underneath by grasping it with four legs (but one cat does it using only two legs). Kuklachev says each show is different because “(s)ometimes a cat doesn’t want (to perform) one trick, so he does another.” Megalomaniac Roundup: (1) Turkmenistan’s supreme leader Saparmurat Niyazov, chronicled here in 2002 (when he whimsically changed the names of the seven days of the week and the 12 months of the year) and 2004 (for insisting that all licensed drivers pass a “morality” test), said in September 2005 that his country would build a huge, natural-habitat zoo for a large array of species, including penguins, in a desertlike area of the country. (2) And North Korea’s Kim Jong-il was touted by a spokesman in August 2005 as one who never forgets a phone number or even a single line of computer code. (Among his previously publicized skills in News of the Weird reports dating back to 1994 are writing operas, flying jets, producing movies and shooting 11 holes-in-one on the first round of golf he ever played.) The Anchorage, Alaska, zoo has now completed the elephant treadmill it promised last year for its venerable “Maggie,” age 23, and will unveil it in November, even though in the intervening year, she has lost about 1,000 of her then-9,000 pounds, through exercise and dieting. The treadmill is merely a humongous version of a treadmill for humans. Los Angeles has become the U.S. epicenter for surgery for women seeking to “firm up” their genitals, with Dr. David Matlock the leading practitioner of “vaginal rejuvenation,” according to a dispatch

in Toronto’s Globe and Mail in August. Much of the impetus comes from patients’ (or their husbands’ or boyfriends’) desire for vulvas as trim and youthful as those of actresses in porno movies. News of the Weird first covered the phenomenon in December 1988 when a Dayton, Ohio, gynecologist was accused of surgically tightening a woman’s vagina without her consent (at the behest of her husband during surgery for another condition). The doctor, James C. Burt, who wrote an early book on the subject, “The Surgery of Love,” eventually lost his license and a $5 million malpractice verdict. Florida artist Maria Alquilar returned to Livermore, Calif., in August to fix the large mosaic she created at the city library a year ago when the city paid her $40,000 but failed to spellcheck her names “(Albert) Eistein,” “(William) Shakespere,” “(Paul) Gaugan,” “(Vincent) Van Gough” and seven others. She had initially refused to make the corrections, dismissing the errors as merely “words” and angry at being ridiculed, but she relented after the city offered her $6,000 more. With increased job anxiety in China’s market economy, more Chinese men and women are opting for painful bodylengthening procedures to get taller. A June 2005 report on China Radio International updated the 2002 News of the Weird story, in which “hundreds” were enduring the months-long “Ilizarov procedure” (forced breaking of bones in the leg, then manually adjusting leg braces four times a day that pull the bones slightly apart, then waiting as they grow back and fuse together). As a 33year-old, 5-foot-tall woman (aiming for 54) said in 2002: “I’ll have a better job, a better boyfriend, and eventually a better husband. It’s a long-term investment.” News of the Weird has reported several times on psychotherapists who help patients “recover” “repressed” memories. According to the therapists, suddenly “remembering” a really astonishing event means that the event must have actually happened, but increasingly, patients realize that they were merely persuaded by aggressive psychotherapy (such as the Chicago-area woman who in February 2004 was awarded $7.5 million from two doctors who had, over a 12-year period, facilitated her false “memory” that she had bred children for a satanic cult). In August 2005, a leading skeptic of such therapists, Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, reported (in a National Academy of Sciences publication) how her research team had planted “memories” in her subjects’ minds, actually convincing strawberry ice

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Through Dec. 31@The Hurn Museum IN ALL FIGURATIVE VISUAL imagery, whether painting, photography or film, there are generally two ways in which the viewer interacts with the represented. In one, the subjects perform their narratives unaware of the contemplative gaze of their audience. We see them but they do not see us. This is as true of documentary photography and the narrative film as it is of history painting. In the other approach, typical of the snapshot or the video interview talking head, or the self-portrait, the subjects consistently maintain eye contact with the viewer. In Michael Banks‚ paintings, the figures, without exception, look straight at us and at our world, even when represented in profile. These figures, usually cropped at the waist or the chest, and alone or in groups, with tightly pursed lips, clenched teeth or protruding tongues, steadily return our gaze with their tiny eyes oddly placed on the outermost contours of their faces. Such an intense stare is usually associated with the self-portrait, a result of the artist looking hard into the mirror as he tries to capture his own likeness, and perhaps this is why these works are disturbing. How is it possible that creatures so strange, so other, could look back at us as if from a mirror? Banks may find himself marketed as an Outsider artist in the U.S., but the meaning or content of his work places him with some Latin American contemporary painters, who are far from marginal. Some years ago, I wrote essays on two such artists, the Puerto Rican, Elizam Escobar, and the Mexican, Jose Luis Cuevas, in whose paintings strange

creatures seem to hold the viewer capburst out. We are made to feel as if we tive with that similar penetrating stare. are only seeing a fragment of a whole At the time, I associated both artists‚ world of “otherness” existing elsewhere. works with a story by the Argentinian What characterizes these “others” writer, Jorge Luis Borges, in which the from the elsewhere world behind the mirworld is inhabror? There is nothited by two ing at all aggressive races that coabout them. In fact exist harmothey seem to resemniously, until ble small boys (or one is imprisgirls, as in the case oned in the mirof “New Mask” and ror by the other, “Harmony”) in patand thus conterned, crew neck demned to a life sweaters and often of slavish rewearing imposed flections. disguises, carnival Ultimately, masks, clown noses the mirror peoand dunce‚s caps, ple revolt. “They all that remains of no longer imitheir enforced retate us, but assemblance to husume their true manity. otherness and As Borges puts break through it in his story, “Little the mirror to inby little they will dif‘Lost in the Crowd’ by Michael Banks vade our own fer from us; little by world.” little they will not What strikes me now, looking at imitate us.” Will we then begin to fear Banks‚ paintings, is how even more than them, simply from their perceived differthose of Escobar or Cuevas, they resemence? ble Borges‚ mirror people. If we regard Not only has Banks discovered within the picture frame as that of a mirror, the himself a unique vision, but he has develscale of the figures is perfect, and particoped a painting technique to suit that viularly in a work like, “Lost in the Crowd,” sion. His chosen surface is plywood, on the figures, although cropped by the which he applies a layer of roofing tar, frame, seem to attempt to crowd in from into which he etches the contours of his the sides to become included in the picfigures with a sharp instrument. ture, like children having their picture In addition to the dominant figures, taken at an outing. there is a subtext of graffiti scratches And they come so close to the picwords, numbers and small wrestling or ture plane, it is as if they are about to dancing couples. He is a masterful col-

orist, and aided perhaps by the tar under painting he creates an unusual range of almost Venetian colors - reds, greens and off-whites. Banks‚ work can easily be seen in the context of international contemporary painting, and it may seem strange that he should in this country be relegated to Outsider status. But not if you understand that this is a category entirely defined by class. Privilege and expensive higher education are the tickets to inclusion in the mainstream; everything else is carefully confined to the margins. With this in mind, one can be forgiven for seeing Banks‚ mirror people as an allegory of revenge against an enforced outsider status. Borges concludes his story with a prophecy that the mirror people “will break through the barriers of glass and metal and this time they will not be defeated.” Similarly, the authentic, subversive artists will one day invade the center of contemporary art, which is now a culture in deep crisis. The Hurn Museum tells us it is dedicated to removing the distinction between the “inside” and the “outside” within contemporary art (which would certainly revitalize a disintegrating establishment), and Michael Banks‚ brilliant exhibition is a profound contribution to this determination. It should not be missed. ◗

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‘Studio Painting’ -- Work by Tracy Concha at AASU’s Fine Arts Gallery through Oct. 27. Reception Friday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m.

‘Tug of War’ -- Show at Starland features work by Curtis Ames, Richard Bjornseth, Natalie Bray, Penny Brice, Worthy Evans, Mellissa Frangias, Wendy Fosterwelsh, Alex Gingrow, Eric Ginsburg, John Jensen, Matthew Mascotte, and Michael Scoggins. Oct. 7-28.

‘Tattoo You’ -- Tattoo imagery and style at DesotoRow Gallery, Bull & 41st. Show runs Oct. 13-26. ‘Trip to Tybee’ -- New landscapes and portraits by William Armstrong, Oct. 2830, in a salon-style show at the artist’s home at 554 E. Taylor St. Preview reception Oct. 28, 5-9 p.m. Free and open to the public.

‘Silverworks 2005’ -- SCAD presents this juried exhibition at May Poetter Gallery, 342 Bull St., Oct. 6-26. Free and open to the public. JEA Art for October -- The art show at the JEA, 5111 Abercorn St., beginning Oct. 1 will feature the works of Ron Schaffer, Grace Rohland & Jerry Luke.

‘Noggins’ -- 50 professional tattoo artists pay tribute to the human skull. Exhibit runs Oct.1-Oct.31 at the Black Orchid Gallery, 131 Drayton St.

Gallery 209 Artists -- Potter Bryan Attaway and painter Maurenn Kerstein are at Gallery 209, 209 E. River St.

Work by Tracy Concha at AASU ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ -- SCAD presents work by video artist Slater Bradley at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St., beginning Oct. 7. Free and open to the public.

June Stratton -- New fall collection of figurative oils now on view at the Whitney Gallery, 415 Whitaker St. Wed-Sat 10-5.

‘Diorama’ -- New paintings by Savannah artist and SCAD professor Pete Christman, Sept. 6-Oct. 28 at the City of Savannah’s Gallery SPACE, 8 W. Henry St. Free and open to the public. ‘A Celebration of Judaic Art’ -- Work by Vicki Stone and Raya Zorkine expressing Jewish life. Sept. 6-Oct. 31 at the Hurn Museum, 1015 Whitaker St. Closed Monday. Admission for adults if $4 and for students is $3. Michael Banks -- The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art presents work by this outsider artist Sept. 6-Dec. 31 at 1015 Whitaker St. ◗

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‘Constructs Series’ -- SCAD presents this exhibition of the work of photography professor Liz Darlington, Sept. 28–Oct. 30 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.

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Carolyn Neely -- Open house at Remshart Row Studio and Gallery, 106 W. Jones St. Recent work by Neely, Sharon Eswine, Beth Logan, Ron Fagin, Debbie Helmken, Charmaine West, Betsy Freeman, Lynne Harris, Lydia Spears and Sally Brown.

Stefano Cecchini & France Kayou -Exhibit at the Grand Bohemian in The Mansion on Forsyth Park thru Oct. 27.

‘Revelations: The Discovery of Beauty in Light and Shadow’ - Photographs of the human figure at the Starlander Gallery & Cafe, 11 E. 41st St.

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R. Land -- Atlanta–based artist presents solo exhibition of never-before-seen work at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St., Oct. 6-Nov. 5.

Sandy Branam -- Solo exhibit at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, at Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. thru October.


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IT’S TIME TO SAY YIASOU. That’s the Greek work for “to your health,” and it can also mean “hello” or “goodbye.” They all fit, because it’s time for the 54th annual Savannah Greek Festival. Sponsored by St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, it will be held Oct. 20, 21 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hellenic Center at 14 W. Anderson St. We could also say kali orexi, which means “good appetite,” but it’s pretty much a given that folks who attend this festival are there to eat. “The festival consists of a lot of Greek food,” says publicity chair Judith Stavriotis. “Our ladies have already been preparing the food. And it’s the real McCoy, all homemade.” Cooking starts months in advance because that’s how long it takes to feed the hordes who turn out for the festival. “6,000-7,000 people come to this,” Stavriotis says. “That’s a lot of people.”

Fortunately, there is a lot of food. For example, St. Paul’s volunteers will prepare 20,000 pieces of Baklava, a type of Greek pastry with pecans and spices baked in filo.. The pastries are baked just before the festival. In addition to Baklava, there are Kourabiedes, butter cookies topped with powdered sugar; Finikia, honey-dipped spice cookies topped with pecans; Koulourakia, butter cookies that are good to dip in coffee; and Kataife, shredded filo dough filled with chopped nuts, spices and honey syrup. We told you about the pastries first so you would save room for dessert, because the main dishes include Pastitso, Spanakopita, Dolamades, meat balls, Greek salad and gyros. Kali orexi, indeed. Stavriotis says there are two reasons the Greek Festival is so popular. “A, the food, and B, the live entertainment,” she says.


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This year’s entertainment will be provided by Nick Trivelas and A Night in Athens, featuring George Antonopoulos on bouzouki. They will provide authentic Greek music throughout the festival. St. Paul’s has three dance groups that will perform. The adult troupe is Zoe, which means “life.” Zoe will perform Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., and Saturday at noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. There are two children’s groups -- Ta Pethia, which means “the children” and the Zorba Dancers, who are teens. They will perform Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. “They start as early as kindergarten -little ones,” Stavriotis says. “If they learn to do that early, they are more likely to do it as teens.” Another group, the Goya dancers, will perform Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. You’ll get a chance to work off all that food you’ve eaten because the audience will be invited to dance. “The audience is invited to dance along, and some do,” Stavriotis says. “The girls from St. Vincent’s come over for lunch and they always dance.” The Bakaliko, or Greek grocery store, will offer Greek food items that can’t be found in Savannah, including cheese, olives, olive oil and coffee. “We import it from New York by the tractor-trailer load,” Stavriotis says.

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NYC’s Vaudevillian musicians The WIYOS return for two very different shows FOR FANS OF ALTERNATIVE RADIO, it doesn’t get much better than WFMU. For decades, that longstanding bastion of independent freeform music broadcasting in the Hudson Valley has offered adventurous listeners in the New York City area some of the wildest combinations of recorded sound to ever hit the airwaves – and , with the advent of internet technology, folks from all around the world can now hear live streams of their unpredictable programming. One of WFMU’s themed programs is “Antique Phonograph Music.” Every other Tuesday night, a collector of rare and vintage analog devices ‘spins’ ancient recordings made on 78 rpm discs, wax cylinders and wire transcriptions. It’s a scratchy, tinny, and compelling trip down memory lane to a place most of us never experienced firsthand. So, when the host of this show breaks a decade-long tradition to have a modern-day group play live in the studio during one of these broadcasts, you know they must be something very special. Said the host of that momentous occasion, ‘They are a Vaudevillian ragtime-blues and hillbilly swing band.’ That’s quite a mouthful, but it certainly does The WIYOS justice.

This Gotham-based trio has – over the course of the past few years – made a tremendous name for themselves as sincere devotees of Old-Time music. That is, the type of music that was popularized when the recording industry was in its infancy (and before). Their joyous, exuberant sound draws on rural blues, ‘hot’ jazz, early swing, and Appalachian jug-band music of the 1920s and 1930s for inspiration – but they are far from a nostalgia act, peddling tired, rote interpretations of old hokum tunes, methodically memorized from fragile lacquer and multiple-generation cassettes. The WIYOs are very much a band that exists in the here and now – despite their insistence on mining the works of the past to create a body of their own work that hopefully will last far into the future. Named after a notorious Irish gang which terrorized New York City in the late 1800s, the band (made up of fingerpicking guitarist Parrish Ellis, standup bassist Joe DeJarnette and washboard man Michael Farkas) find a tremendous amount of freedom and room to move about in the strange amalgam of sounds and subjects that is the hallmark of popular music from that era.

It was a blissful time before moneymen had yet to realize they could use demographics and marketing to nichemarket different types of music to different types and classes of people. Back then, pretty much everyone listened to whatever was available. The choices were far fewer, and the public’s tastes were much more eclectic and forgiving. That’s why country tunes, yodels, jazz strides, novelty songs and so-called ‘race records’ had an almost equal chance across the board of being smash successes. The WIYOS are on some level into all that stuff. Way into it. These fast friends are as comfortable putting on airs by resurrecting a high-falutin Gershwin number as they are gettin’ down in the comparatively unrefined passion that’s the calling card of a Doc Watson or Skip James blues. Ellis, a Virginia native who migrated to New York specifically to find kindred spirits with which to play rural blues, says when it comes to the influence of musical greats like Stephane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt and Bix Biederbecke, the passage of time has no bearing on the capacity of the material to enthrall. ‘I

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“I think we’re exposing people to music that’s never really gone away,” he told me once. “It was drinking, dancing and party music in the ‘20s and ‘30s, and we feel like people can – and do – enjoy it just as much today. We not on a mission, or anything like that – but we are passionate about the music, and when we perform, we try to make the crowd that passionate as well.” There is certainly no shortage of people who agree that the band is succeeding at that goal. An increasingly well-received act on the folk festival and nightclub circuit, they’ve built up a large and loyal following in our area. This weekend they’ll play two very different shows within a few yards of each other. Friday night, the group (which has always appealed to children as well as adults) will play a set geared to kids at


their regular haunt The Sentient Bean (off of Forsyth Park). Two nights later, they’ll be the featured act for The Sons of The American Legion, Squadron #135’s Sunday Night Concert Series. Held around the corner from The Bean, that early evening show is geared to adults, and also features a Memphisstyle BBQ dinner. All proceeds will be donated to a variety of local charities. Michael Farkas spoke with me from somewhere on the band’s seemingly neverending tour.

Connect Savannah: What is it about the style of music you all play that drew you to it (and keeps you interested), as opposed to a more modern genre?

Connect Savannah: Do you think it's harder to earn notoriety and success by playing music that’s out of the mainstream – or can it actually be easier? Michael Farkas: Harder! But we’re planning on a big publicity blitz after we exhume the bones of Fats Waller, Uncle Dave Macon and Harry Langdon. I plan to attach their skulls to my washboard. Through secret and exhaustive research, we believe them to be a perfect tri-tone.

Connect Savannah: Describe what life is like on the road for The Wiyos? Michael Farkas: We are very intimate with our mini-van – it’s our third – and have clocked in a lot of miles! The WIYOS have seen the inside of most of the Waffle Houses and rest areas up and down the Eastern Seaboard. We have slept in cars, bars and parking lots... On mountainsides and by the sea... On floors with dogs and cats and talking birds... In Medieval castles and at coffee kiosks in Montreal malls. Not to mention motels and hotels of all shapes and sizes. Our favorite venues are festivals and listening rooms.

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Connect Savannah: What albums are in constant rotation in your van? Michael Farkas: Anything from the early part of the 20th Century that we can get our hands on gets a lot of rotation in our van, but of course we have our contemporary favorites too – Elvis Costello, Radiohead, Wilco... Lots of CDs from bands that we meet along the way, Tuvan throat singers... You name it – The WIYOS run the gamut!

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Connect Savannah: What's the biggest misconception people have about you? Michael Farkas: That we are vegetarians.

Connect Savannah: I know you have a strong local following here. Why has your work has struck such a chord here?

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Michael Farkas: Yeah we do have a strong local fanbase and I'd have to say the good folks at The Sentient Bean have been incredibly supportive within their community.

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Connect Savannah: What are the short and long term goals for the band? Michael Farkas: To continue doing what we’re doing, and along the way build our audience. That way we’ll be able to ‘stay in the game’ as well as grow artistically.

Connect Savannah: Do you think European or Asian audiences would be as receptive to your stage show? Michael Farkas: We just returned from touring Western Europe in July! It was a great trip. Folks there were quite knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what we were up to. We’ll go back next Summer.

Connect Savannah: How do The WIYOS wind down after a show? Michael Farkas: I hide behind a rock and eat soup. Joe tends to his stamp collection, and Parrish recites passages from Finnegans Wake. ◗

The WIYOS play an ALL-AGES show at 6 pm, Friday at The Sentient Bean, and a 21+ show at 6:30 pm, Sunday at American Legion Post #135 (1108 Bull St.). That event benefits local charities.

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Michael Farkas: No, we don’t worry about parody because we have a deep affinity for the style of music. It’s in that spirit that we approach the material, so it doesn't feel old in our hands at all.

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Michael Farkas: This music has an intensity and passion that all of the bandmembers really relate to. We each came to it in our own way. Parrish was steeped pretty deeply in the Piedmont blues. Joe was the only six-year-old of his generation who not only owned a Victrola, but turned the crank and was fascinated by the music and spinning labels. I was into big band-era swing, and grew up listening to a lot of the American songbook that my father played on the piano.

Michael Farkas: After three years it’s pretty apparent that this music really appeals to people of all ages. We see a lot of the older generations in the front row. That’s obviously because they already have memories and associations with the music and it’s very clear that, well, the music speaks to them. For kids, we amplify some of the physical bits. I loved Bugs Bunny when I was a kid because it was so funny and at the same time subversive. I remember my folks laughing at parts that I didn't quite get and thinking...’That wascally wabbit!’ That taught me that if one satisfies people's desire for the ridiculous, they will accept your idea of the sublime...

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Acoustic Singer/Songwriter Showcase Monthly event hosted by Lauren Lapointe (who also performs), bringing together local, regional and national artists. This lineup includes: guitarist John Powers, a S a v a n n a h F o l k M u s i c S o c i e t y mainstay; N.C.’s Vicki Blankenship, whose haunting material has been compared to that of Neil Young; and young regional Hendrix acolyte Dylan Kight. Thurs., 7:30 pm, The Sentient Bean.

“Bluesology” Lecture/Concert Lecture and concert by slide guitar master J. Howard Duff. He’ll discuss the evolution of the blues from the 1930s Delta style through the ‘60s Chicago sound and on through to today’s rock and roll. Sat., 7 pm, Mars The Real Estate Store (Bluffton) - FREE TO ALL AGES.

Clavinet-heavy jam quartet that lists The Mahavishnu Orchestra and Herbie Hancock as influences on their bouncy melodies. Sat., Savannah Blues.

Newly reconfigured local R & B trio that offers danceable shuffles and solid, rocking, guitar-based Chicago-style blues. Fri., Savannah Blues.

Acoustic guitar duo offering mainstream pop, rock and country hits. Wed., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (Sandfly).

‘Chief’ Longtime solo cover artist (and vocalist in The JoJa Band) who knows thousands of popular tunes. Sat., 7 pm, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House.

Happy Hour Every Day ‘til 9:30 ✶ 2 for 1 Wells ✶ $1 Domestic Drafts

The Train Wrecks Ladies Night: 2 for 1 Wells & Shooters • $1 Domestic Drafts • No Cover for Ladies

Eric Culberson Blues Band

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Friday Oct 21

Escape Vehicle

Tues, Oct 25

Saturday Oct 22

Red Moon

Open Mic w/ The Hitmen

Monday Oct 24

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

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High Velocity Southern rock covers and originals. Some of the band backed up Molly Hatchet’s Danny Joe Brown). Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Silver Dollar Bar & Grill (Hwy 204).

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Thursday Oct 20

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Quirky rock, country and soul covers (from Jerry Reed to AC/DC) from members of Superhorse, GAM and Hot Pink Interior. Sat., 10 pm, Finnegan’s Wake (formerly O’Connell’s Irish Pub).

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Wednesday Oct 19

The 8-Tracks

Singing acoustic guitarist (pop and rock covers) with an intense manner. Wed., 7 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill Jucifer (photo by Michael Stipe) (Richmond Hill) + Fri. Sat., 9 pm, The Bayou Louder than bombs male/female bass Café + Fri. - Sat., 5:30 pm & Sun., 4 pm, and drums duo from Athens with an interThe Warehouse. national rep for eerie, sensual metallic soundscapes. First show in ages from this local jamFri., 10 pm, The Jinx. oriented college rock group. Sat., B & B BIlliards/The Cellar. Polished electric blues – formerly known as The Ignitors. Sat., Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).

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Mon, Oct 24

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Rough and edgy Delta-style blues that’s equal parts Tom Waits, T-Model Ford, Hound Dog Taylor and The Black Keys. Thurs., Savannah Blues + Fri. - Sat., Mercury Lounge.

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Thomas Claxton

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College Night • 2 for 1 wells • $1 Dom. Drafts (w/ College ID)

Kind Bud Fridays $2 Bud Bottler

Turtle Open Mic Night w/ Red Moon 2 for 2’sday: 2 for 1 all night, & Free Pool

Greg Williams Ladies Night: 2 for 1 Wells & Shooters • $1 Domestic Drafts • No Cover for Ladies

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Roger Moss “Straight Up With A Twist” – a refreshing cabaret-style jazz show of popular American songs from one of the area’s most celebrated vocalists. Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

The Round Table (CD Release) Farewell concert from one of the more interesting and dedicated emo-tinged indie-rock acts to emerge from the greater Savannah area in recent memory. Kindred DIY spirits Estrela, Chevy Chase Stabbed The King, Erich Defeo and Chelsea Logue play as well. Fri., Starland CCA (2424 Bull St.) - ALL AGES.

Three’s Company (P-Groove) With Perpetual Groove perpetually on the road (they recently played Japan!), about the only way folks in Savannah can see these local jam-band heroes is in stripped-down lineups or side projects – like this one. Sat., Locos Deli & Pub.

Voodoo Soup Hard-grooving blues-rock and soul from this tight, jam-influenced local group featuring members of The Permanent Tourists and The Greg Williams Band. Sun., 9 pm, Mercury Lounge. ◗


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This great group was named Emerging Artist of 2003 by the International Bluegrass Music Association, but they’ve paid their dues individually through years of steady work. Kenny spent 6 years with The Lonesome River Band, and his wife Amanda came to bluegrass through her love of vocalists like Emmylou Harris and Alison Krauss. They’re joined by famed banjoist (and legendary banjo maker) Steve Huber. Simply put, this is an Allstar lineup and should not be missed by even casual fans of bluegrass. For advance tickets, call 748-1930. Sat., 8 pm, Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor (Bloomingdale).

Seneca With so many indie acts these days mining the whole “fragile, dreamy, lush, ambient rock” thing, we should all be forgiven for keeping our eyes at half-mast when confronted with yet another one. However, I’m tempted to say this Bostonarea group stands out. They seem more in control of their chaotic aural washes than most, and while they obviously dig the dynamic shifts and bombast that are part and parcel of math-rock, they’re definitely in the pre-algebra class. The melodramatic, mildly tortured vocals avoid the screamo trappings that lesser bands would stoop to for cheap catharsis, and above all, their prevailing mood seems to be one of regretful release. This should be a loud show for such a live room, so come prepared. Daniel Shinall (a solo emo/folk songwriter) opens. Wed., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean. ◗

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regularly since 1989, and it shows. They are known for having an almost telepathic sense of each other’s musical intuition. Once more, with this no-cover performance, The Mansion is defining itself as a premiere venue for top-shelf, adultoriented live music. Fri., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

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all manner of venues, from small holesin-the-wall to impressively-sized clubs With over 20 albums under his own and theatres. However, with an bigname, and a contract with the respected budget release on Californiamajor record label BMG, based Prosthetic Records, and a this New York City-based recently-completed tour of Europe tenor saxman has no under their belts, Kylesa’s stock shortage of platitudes to seems to be going straight up. his credit. Their brutal brand of modern Born in Washington, metal and post-hardcore is rooted D.C. and raised in Los in the sound of the defunct Angeles, he dazzles lisSavannah group Damad (whose teners with an exciting breakup led to this band’s formixture of bold musical mation), and the love that many ideas and precise timing. 3 worldwide still have for that doomof his albums have won ridden, challenging outfit has bled awards in jazz-obsessed Harry Allen over into something of an instant Japan, and many others fanbase for the similarly-themed regularly land in the annual Top Ten lists Kylesa. Still, it’s one thing to inherit a of a variety of jazz-themed magazines. crowd and another to keep it. This band He divides his time between festivals is holding their own and moving beyond and club dates in the U.S. and abroad, their shared history. and has played with (among others) Catch them while you can before they Rosemary Clooney, Hank Jones, Harry take off again for parts unknown... ‘Sweets’ Edison, Kenny Burrell, and Torche and Coliseum open. Bucky Pizzarelli. He’s recorded with Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx. everyone from Tony Bennett and Al Foster to Sheryl Crow and James Taylor. Noted critic Leonard Feather describes This phenomenal fusion his talent as “outstanding,” group is known for a hypnotic and Martin Richards of blend of gypsy swing, island Jazz Journal remarked of grooves, the “high lonesome Allen, “(He’s) rich and satissound” of American acoustic fying when he’s balroots music, and driving, ladeering, mind blowing soulful Latin rhythms straight when he’s cooking.” from the golden ages of such For this rare area pioneering rock groups as engagement, “the Frank Santana and War. Sinatra of The Saxophone” Their setlist is just as will be joined by a regional eclectic, and allows these combo featuring pianist masterful musicians to show Bob Alberti, bassist Phil off both their diverse taste Flanigan, and drummer Jon Kylesa and their considerable chops. Wacker. Call ahead for They tear through inspired and inventive reservations. Fri. - Sat., 7:30 pm, The arrangements of everything from Hoagy Jazz Corner (Hilton Head). Carmichael and Cole Porter standards to works by Mozart and The Doobie Brothers. After trudging and toiling through the The Frank & Joe Show (as it’s somemetal dive and punk house party scene, times billed) centers around the interplay this increasingly popular hometown band between guitarist Vignola and percushas moved on to bigger and better sionist Ascione – both former child things. prodigies on their respective instruNot that they’ve forsaken their roots – ments. The two have played together they can still be found throwing down at

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OCTOBER 20TH BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Rick & (Liquid) Ginger (7 pm) BARNES & NOBLE (Oglethorpe Mall)- Open Mic (8 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Open Mic Night w/Tim BAYOU CAFÉ- Live Music TBA (9 pm) BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Live Music TBA (8 pm) BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR- #@*! Karaoke CHUCK’S BAR- #@*! Karaoke (10 pm) CLUB INVASION (121 W. Congress St.)Chris Cook’s Saran Wrap Party (10 pm) CLUB ONE- Industrial Resurrection w/DJ Mouse & DJ Shrapnel (10 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ Sam Diamond’s Karaoke DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)-Joey Manning (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)“Georgia” Kyle & Dobbie Simmons (7:30 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 22ND AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)Joey Manning (7 pm) B & B BILLIARDS/THE CELLAR- Cosmos Mariner (10 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ- Thomas Claxton (9 pm) CAFÉ AMBROSIA (202 E, Broughton St.)Brandon Clark (8 pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (10 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- #@*! Karaoke CHUCK’S BAR- #@*! Karaoke CITY MARKET COURTYARD- The Courtenay Brothers (12 pm) CLUB ICE (formerly THE CAVALIER)- DJ Southstar: Hip-hop (10 pm - 6 am) CLUB ONE- Local Cast CLUB OZ- “Heat Check” Spoken Word/Music Showcase (9 pm) CONGA CLUB- Caribbean Night (DJ spins Salsa, Merengue, etc...) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DEB’S PUB & GRUB- #@*! Karaoke (9 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA DOLPHIN REEF (Tybee)- Live DJ DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Chuck Courtenay (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- The New Christy Alan Band (9 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) FINNEGAN’S WAKE (Formerly O’Connell’s Irish Pub)- The 8-Tracks (10 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (10 pm) IL PASTICCIO- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Harry Allen w/The Bob Alberti Trio (7:30 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Bluesonics (9 pm) THE JINX- Kylesa, Coliseum, Torche (10 pm) JJ CAGNEY’S- Red Moon KEVIN BARRY’S- Harry O’Donoghue LOCOS DELI & PUB- Three’s Company (members of P-Groove) THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARKRoger Moss “Straight Up With A Twist” (9 pm) MARS THE REAL ESTATE STORE (Bluffton)- “Bluesology” Lecture/Concert (7 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music TBA MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Bottles & Cans (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) MULBERRY INN- The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) NV NIGHT CLUB (Sedah/Main Floor)- Old School Hip-Hop & Top 40 THE OYSTER BAR (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)Mama’s Mojo RANDY WOOD’S PICKIN’ PARLOR (Bloomingdale)- Kenny & Amanda Smith (8 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- Bellyfull

SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice & Tropical Thunder SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (3 pm & 8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Josh Carass (8 pm) 1790 RESTAURANT- Live Music TBA (9 pm) SILVER DOLLAR BAR & GRILL (Hwy 204)High Velocity (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Eddie Mercer (7 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (6 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Jason Courtenay (7 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE- Chief (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO- DJ Maybe, DJ Aerochron & Friends (10:30 pm) THE WAREHOUSE (River St.)- Thomas Claxton (5:30 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ Brad Tatom

SUNDAY OCTOBER 23RD AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)Joey Manning (7 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ- Live Music TBA BELFORD’S- Live Music TBA (6 pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)- “Georgia” Kyle Shiver (10 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- #@*! Karaoke DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DOC’S BAR (Tybee Island)- Live Music TBA DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Keith & Ross (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- Randy “Hatman” Smith (3 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Live Music TBA THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Deas’ Guyz JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Greg Snyder (7 pm)

KEVIN BARRY’S- Harry O’Donoghue THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARKHarpist Kristin Gustafson (11 am - 2 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Voodoo Soup (10 pm) NV NIGHT CLUB (Sedah/Main Floor)- Secret Sunday (w/The Gold Club) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond THE SENTIENT BEAN- A.W.O.L. (8 pm) 1790 RESTAURANT- G.E. Perry (8 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (3 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Robert Willis (3 pm), Eddie Mercer (7 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE- Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE (River St.)- Thomas Claxton *

SCANDALS (Tybee)- DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- The Silent Type (8 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Karaoke (9 pm)

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BAY STREET BLUES- Live Trivia BAYOU CAFÉ- Chief BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR- #@*! Karaoke COASTAL COFFEE (2100 E. Victory Drive)Poetry Open Mic (7 pm) DEB’S PUB & GRUB- #@*! Karaoke (10:30 pm) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (6 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Masteller & The All-Stars OCTOBER 24TH THE JINX- Hip Hop w/Selvis & DJ D-Frost BAYOU CAFÉ- Chief (latenight freestyles/breakdancing) BLUEBERRY HILL- Karaoke JJ CAGNEY’S- Open Mic Night w/Red Moon DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ spins KEVIN BARRY’S- Gabriel Donoghue Beach Music MERCURY LOUNGE- Open Mic Jam DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live w/EROK Music TBA (7 pm) NV NIGHT CLUB (Sedah/Main Floor)- Teen FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- BN Trivia w/Artie Night w/DJ Triple A & Brad PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond TBA (7 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- Open Mic w/The THE IRISH TIMES- Live Irish Music Hitmen THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Howard THE SENTIENT BEAN- Eddie Wilson of Paul & The John Brackett Quartet “Jukebox Journey” (8 pm) THE JINX- Open Mic Night VENUS DI MILO- Open DJ Tables - bring JJ CAGNEY’S- Turtle needles & vinyl (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Gabriel Donoghue WET WILLIE’S- Karaoke (9 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Live Piano Music TBA SAVANNAH BLUES- Green Mossy Runoff SAVANNAH NIGHTS- Karaoke

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New Music You Can Hear on WAVE 104.9 1) Eric Clapton- “Revolution” 2) Dave Matthews Band- “Dreamgirl” 3) Sheryl Crow- “Good Is Good” 4) Tracy Chapman- “Change” 5) James Blunt- “You're Beautiful” 6) Rolling Stones- “Rough Justice” 7) Aqualung- “Brighter Than Sunshine” 8) Bonnie Raitt- “ I Will Not Be Broken” 9) David Gray- “The One I Love” 10) Green Day- “Wake Me Up When September Ends “ 11) Herbie Hancock f/John Mayer- “Stitched Up” 12) Coldplay- “Fix You” 13) Willie Nelson f/Toots Hibbert- “I'm A Worried Man” 14) Daniel Powter- “Bad Day” 15) Depeche Mode- “Precious” 16) Blues Traveler- “Amber Awaits” 17) Death Cab For Cutie- “Soul Meets Body” 18) Fray- “Over My Head” (Cable Car) 19) Susan Tedeschi- “Tired Of My Tears“ 20) Spin Doctors- “Nice Talking To Me”

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AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)Joey Manning (7 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ- Live Music TBA (9 pm) CLUB ONE- #@*! Karaoke DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ Pat McBride (Savannah Shag Club) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Chuck Courtenay & Bucky Bryant (7 pm) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Jason Courtenay (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Greg Williams (9 pm) FINNEGAN’S WAKE (Formerly O’Connell’s Irish Pub)- Open Mic w/Eric Britt (10 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Earl Williams Quartet (7:30 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Jeff Beasley (7 pm) THE JINX- “When Music Mattered” w/Johnny Chicago & MC Awesomesex JJ CAGNEY’S- The Train Wrecks KEVIN BARRY’S- Harry O’Donoghue LOCOS DELI & PUB- Trivia w/Ben Bennett & Senea THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARKPianist Inman Dewey (7 pm - 11 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- The Eric Culberson Blues Band NV NIGHT CLUB (Sedah/Main Floor)- (Hiphop, R & B, Top 40) NV NIGHT CLUB (Nevaeh/Top Floor)- Open Mic Poetry Night (9 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)Thomas Claxton (7 pm)

TBA (7 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Bobby Ryder Quartet (7:30 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Trae Gurley’s Sinatra Tribute (7 pm) THE JINX- Dance Party w/MCs Awesomesex, Vinyl Ritchie & ShizNite JJ CAGNEY’S- The Eric Culberson Blues Band KEVIN BARRY’S- Harry O’Donoghue LOCOS DELI & PUB- Open Mic Night w/Hitman THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Eric Jones, John Tisbert, Kim Polote (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Eric Britt (8:30 pm) NV NIGHT CLUB (Sedah/Main Floor)Reggae Madness w/Syndicate Sound PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)Gail Thurmond THE RAIL PUB- Whiskey Dick SAVANNAH BLUES- Bottles & Cans SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Acoustic Songwriter Showcase (7 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Jason Courtenay (7 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE- Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DE MILO- DJ Maybe spins disco & house (9 pm)

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NORTH COUNTRY ✰✰1/2

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North Country is loosely based on a true story, and it’d be interesting if transcripts from the actual trials surrounding this tale were made available at the film’s screenings. That way, we could see for ourselves if the courtroom shenanigans were really as difficult to swallow as the ones that conclude this film. Inspired by this nation’s first successful sexual harassment lawsuit, the movie stars Charlize Theron as a single mom who returns to her Minnesota hometown and lands a job in the local mines. One of only a handful of women who work there, she has to contend with the incessant torment perpetrated by the yahoos who work alongside her, good ol’ boys who don’t believe that girls have any business laboring in the mines. Tired of their lewd taunts and cruel pranks, she decides to take the company to court, a decision that alienates her from practically everyone, including the women who abhor their own treatment but refuse to cause waves. North Country is directed by New Zealand’s Niki Caro, and it’s surprising to see the talent behind the lyrical Whale Rider at the helm of a movie so rigidly straightforward in its telling. Her primary asset is Charlize Theron, who again demonstrates (as if there was any

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK ✰✰✰1/2

George Clooney’s important new film that’s as much about 2005 as 1954 features a veritable Who’s Who on both sides of the cast list. There’s David Strathairn as legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow, Clooney himself as producer Fred Friendly, Frank Langella as CBS head William Paley and Senator Joseph McCarthy as… George W. Bush? Karl Rove? Bill O’Reilly? One thing’s for sure: Clooney makes it abundantly clear that McCarthy is not simply playing McCarthy. Good Night, And Good Luck, which marks Clooney’s second stint as director, looks at an inspiring moment in U.S. history, when Murrow, more or less backed by an uneasy CBS, did the unthinkable by standing up to Joe McCarthy, the junior Senator from Wisconsin who destroyed lives by denouncing everyone who didn’t subscribe to his petty politics (liberals, the ACLU, Hollywood) as card-carrying Commie Pinkos. It wasn’t long afterward that the ArmyMcCarthy hearings, featuring Judge Joseph Welch’s famous smackdown of the Senator ("Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"), effectively ended McCarthy’s reign of terror and, eventually, this shameful period in American history. Filming in crisp black and white, Clooney keeps all the action close to the vest: Rarely does the movie stray from the confines of the CBS studios. The movie’s stroke of genius, however, is in its masterful integration of actual newsreel footage into the fictionalized framework. No actor was hired to play Joe McCarthy because none was needed: The Senator is entirely represented through archival footage seen on TV screens. Apparently, Clooney felt that no performer could have captured this odious individual, and he may have been right: Watching this oily politician rant and rave from the blocky dimensions of a TV monitor is in itself enough to strike fear into the hearts of upstanding American viewers.

doubt after Monster) that she’s a master thespian residing within a model’s body. Such luminaries as Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek and Woody Harrelson flesh out the supporting cast, but this is Theron’s show all the way.

DOMINO ✰

Armed with the cinematic excesses that made his last picture, Man On Fire, nearunwatchable, director Tony Scott this time tackles the based-on-fact saga of Domino Harvey. By all appearances, Domino led a fascinating life: The daughter of English

actor Laurence Harvey (The Manchurian Candidate), this tomboy quickly gave up the lifestyle of the rich and famous to forge her own path as a bounty hunter. Armed with a script inexplicably penned by Richard Kelly (the writer-director of the excellent cult flick Donnie Darko), Scott chooses to ignore many of the smaller details of Domino’s hard-scrabble existence to fashion an oft-times impenetrable action flick about a trio of bounty hunters involved in a scam. As the title character, Keira Knightley is required only to snarl on cue, while Mickey Rourke and

Edgar Ramirez are equally lifeless as her fellow bounty hunters.

DREAMER: INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY ✰✰1/2

Taking a well-worn formula and adding some flavor through the rich characterizations of its leading players, Dreamer centers on the circumstances that transpire when horse trainer Ben Crane (Kurt Russell) and his young daughter Cale (Dakota Fanning) elect to nurse an injured race horse named Sonador (Spanish for Dreamer) back to health. Planning to use


the mare for breeding purposes until learning she’s infertile, the financially strapped Ben, with constant prodding by his daughter as well as his own crusty dad (Kris Kristofferson), decides to take a chance on prepping her for competition contention. Many child stars are either sloppily sentimental or coldly calculating, and while Fanning has occasionally veered toward the latter, she delivers her warmest and most natural performance in this picture.

ELIZABETHTOWN ✰✰

IN HER SHOES ✰✰✰

Schmaltz-loving women will grab their tissues while Neanderthal males will roll

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE ✰✰✰1/2

In the same manner that David Lynch deconstructed the myth of the squeakyclean small Southern town in Blue Velvet, so does director David Cronenberg take a hatchet to the façade of bland Midwestern homeliness. The movie establishes the proper tone from the start, as two men check out of their motel in the grisliest way imaginable. From here, we jump to the home of Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen), a hard-working café owner blessed with a devoted wife named Edie (Maria Bello) and two children. Tom’s peaceful existence disappears the night that a pair of murderous strangers bust into his diner. Tom kills the intruders, which in turn leads to his national status as a hero. This widespread exposure brings more strangers to town -- gruff mobster Carl Fogarty (Ed Harris) and his two flunkies. Viggo Mortensen, formerly a wretched actor who has matured in leaps and bounds these last few years, was a wise choice -- it’s impossible to read anything on his passive face, thus making it hard to gauge whether or not he’s telling the truth about his past. ◗

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Ever since winning that Oscar for Scent of a Woman (still the worst con job ever to snag a Best Actor statue), Al Pacino has elected to “Hoo-ah!” his way through almost every subsequent role. Pacino’s back in full manic mode in Two for the Money, a malnourished morality tale not dissimilar in structure to the other Pacino vehicles in which he serves as a shady mentor to a hot young actor. Here, he plays Walter Abrams, the head of a sports consulting firm who finds his protege in Brandon Lang (Matthew McConaughey), a former college football star permanently sidelined by a leg injury. Brandon scrapes together a living at a small Las Vegas betting house. Walter learns of Brandon’s ability to correctly handicap gridiron match-ups and lures him to New York with a substantially better job offer. Under his new boss’ tutelage -- and with Walter’s sharp wife (Rene Russo) also offering expert advice -- Brandon becomes a raging success by providing gamblers with surefire tips, but personality conflicts between the two men threaten to drive both their careers into the ground.

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WAITING ✰

Writer-director Rob McKittrick obviously views his pet project as the new Clerks, but whereas that Kevin Smith gem featured genuine wit beneath the rampant vulgarity, Waiting is merely puerile, crammed with incessant employment of the “F” word (fag, that is) and featuring more unkempt pubic hair (male and female) than any picture this side of a 50sera stag film. Ryan Reynolds plays the veteran employee at Shenanigan’s, an eatery in the Applebee’s/Bennigan’s mold. He’s assigned to show the new kid (John Francis Daley) the ropes, and the story kicks into high gear once he explains to the rookie that every male employee must trick the other guys into looking at his exposed genitalia.

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With Elizabethtown, director Cameron Crowe seeks to honor the memory of his father, who died of a heart attack in 1989. It’s a noble endeavor but a disappointing movie, as engaging individual scenes fail to disguise either the slackness or superficiality of the piece. Orlando Bloom, nothing special but getting the job done, stars as Drew Baylor, a failed shoe designer who temporarily shelves his own demons in order to attend the funeral of his dad back in the title Kentucky town. Along the way, he meets a chatty flight attendant (Kirsten Dunst) who stirs him out of his stupor -- she’s the new constant in his life as he attempts to do right by his various relatives, including his grieving mother (Susan Sarandon). Crowe, a former editor at Rolling Stone, is renowned for his films’ savvy music selections, yet here he overplays his hand: The final portion is one long road trip in which Drew explores the country while his car CD blasts a multitude of diverse tunes, and the overriding feeling is that Crowe simply wanted to impress audiences with his music collection.

their eyes. But In Her Shoes isn’t designed for any of these people; instead, it will attract viewers who have little use for rigid societal labels and who anticipate a well-crafted blend of comedy and pathos. The picture stars Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette as Maggie and Rose, two sisters who have nothing in common except their shoe size. In this case, the ties that bind have been shredded down to a mere string, one which snaps when Maggie cruelly betrays Rose in an act of astonishing thoughtlessness. Banished by her older sister, Maggie heads to Florida to meet Ella Hirsch (Shirley MacLaine), the grandmother she only recently learned she had. It isn’t hard to guess how this will all play out, but the pleasures rest in the journey more than the destination.

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Activism & Politics Amnesty International

Coastal Democrats

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

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 www.petitiononline.com/cleannow/petition.html.

Chatham County Young Republicans

Drinking Liberally

For information, call Brad Morrison at 5964810.

Promoting democracy one pint at a time -share politics while sharing a pitcher. This is an informal gathering of like-minded, leftleaners who may want to trade ideas, get more involved and just enjoy each other’s company. Meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Coach’s Corner. For information, visit

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

Copies are available at the MPC office, in Chatham County public libraries and at the MPC website at thempc.org/transportation.htm. For info, call 651--1440.

meets the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. Call Joe Murray Rivers, chair, 234-5969, or Janice Shay, 547-5212 or visit www.chathamdems.com.

Chatham County Democratic Women

Chatham Urban Transportation Study will be discussed at a public meeting Thursday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. at the MPC Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room, 112 E. State St. Written comments about the CUTS Public Involvement Plan must be received by Oct. 25.

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Planned Parenthood

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

League of Women Voters 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. Membership is open to anyone18 and older.

Libertarian Party of Chatham County Libertarian Party of Chatham County meets each Monday at 8:30 p.m. at Boba’s, 309 W. St. Julian St. Call 308-3934 or visit www.nodebts.com/ chathamlibertariansga.html.

Join Planned Parenthood for a night of interaction, advocacy and conversation. Become knowledgeable on current issues regarding women’s health and women’s rights, make a difference in your community and meet likeminded individuals. Meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For info, call Megan Burgoyne at 352-4052 or send e-mail to megan.burgoyne@ppfa.org.

Savannah Peace Coalition \meets every Tuesday on Yahoo Chat around 7 p.m. Send an e-mail to schmalk@yahoo.com to receive an invitation to join the chat.

Savannah Republican Club Meets every second Tuesday of the month. Call 927-7170.

National Council of Negro Women The council meets the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum.

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Speak Up! Local activist group focused on protesting the war in Iraq. Call Richard DiPirro at 441-7167.

Youth Futures Authority Community Summit will be held Oct. 27 and 28 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. Speakers include Georgia First Lady Mary Perdue, Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker and Savannah-Chatham Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Lockamy. For registration information, call J. Freeman at 651-6810 or visit www.youthfutures.com.

Auditions Abyssinia Players Present Black Nativity

Actor’s Repertory Theatre Company

Auditions will be held Oct. 24 and 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Black Box Theater at S.P.A.C.E. Callbacks will be Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. There are roles for ages 6 through adult. Bring a prepared piece of music or learn one at the audition. Performances are set for Dec. 8-11. Got information, call 651-6783.

Lowcountry Ensemble Company is looking for actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, poets and others. Send email to negroensemble@comcast.net.

Benefits & Fundraisers 15th Annual Clip for the Cure Stylists at Regis Salon in Savannah Mall will join stylists across North America to raise money to fight breast cancer on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stylists will give $15 haircuts, with proceeds going to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Throughout October, 10 percent of net proceeds from the sale of all Regis designLINE hair care products will be contributed to the cause.

Auction and Ocean Celebration will be held Oct. 23 from 3-6 p.m. at the American Legion on Tybee Island to benefit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Delicious food from Tybee’s finest restaurants with beer, wine and soft drinks available. Auction items ranging from deep sea fishing trips to original stained glass will be auctioned in silent and live auditions. Call 786-5917 for information.

Benefit for Misty Berryhill Bluesman Eric Culberson will join Joseph’s Salon to raise money for a co-worker who is undergoing chemotherapy for Stage II breast

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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. Proceeds support The Living Vine Christian maternity home. Donations appreciated. Call 355-4339.

• Nutritional counseling • Nutritional seminars

Cobblestone Conch House Wine Tasting will be held Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at 225 River St. on the second floor. The cost is $30, of which $10 will be donated to the American Heart Association. Call the AHA office at 7902900 or the Cobblestone Conch House at 2325552.

A Day of Great Thanksgiving will be held Saturday, Nov. 19 in Forsyth Park.The Old Savannah City Mission will prepare 3,000 Thanksgiving dinners to provide a communion for the community inclusive of the poor, the hurting and the helpers. The community is being asked to help. Sponsors are needed and donations are sought. Also, volunteers are needed for Prep Week. Call 2321979.

Fill it Up, Give Life Savannah Mall and Oglethorpe Mall are partnering with Cumulus Broadcasting to help the American Red Cross by hosting blood drives and donating all funds collected in the mall fountains. The “Fill It Up, Give Life” collections will be donated to aid Gulf Coast residents. Change can be donated at either fountain. Blood drives will be held Sundays from 2-6 p.m. through Oct. 30.

Give for the Gulf is a year-long, comprehensive Armstrong Atlantic State University initiative that will raise funds and provide community services for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Visit www.armstrong.edu/katrina.

Heroes for Heroes This benefit is being organized by the Savannah Professional Firefighters Association to benefit firefighters and young patients at The Children’s Place at St. Joseph’s/Candler. It will be held Oct. 22 from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Sunset Grill at the Wilmington Plantation. Tickets are $30 for individuals or $55 per couple. Entertainment will be provided by the band Liquid Ginger and there will be a raffle and silent auction. Call 819 6215.

Hurricane Katrina Benefit Website A community website/blog where local Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, fundraising events and other information are listed can be found at http://www.katrinahelp.gatherat.com.

Light the Night This benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be held Friday, Oct. 21 in City Market. Registration opens at 5 p.m. and the walk will begin at 7 p.m. .Marchers carry lighted balloons - white ones signify survivors while red ones signify supporters. The evening will include music, food and family activities. To walk in the event, visit lightthenight.org or call 877-LTN-Walk (877-586-9255).

Night Stalkers Association In honor of the fallen soldiers who served in the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) out of Hunter Army Airfield, the Military Affairs Council of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging donations of funds and resources to the Nigh Stalkers Association, which uses funds to assist surviving spouses and family

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The Abyssinia Players will schedule auditions for Langston Hughes’ gospel musical Black Nativity, directed by Ja Jahannes. Four male and four female singing roles in the 20-60 age range, four dancing roles in the 16-25 age range, and two male non-singing roles in the 40-65 age range are needed. Production is scheduled for December. Send bio, headshot and audio sound files, if available, to DrJaPsych@aol.com or to Abyssinia Players, 1622 Ogeechee Rd., Savannah, 31419. Individuals will be contacted via e-mail and telephone to schedule auditions.

cancer. 32-year-old Misty Berryhill has had surgery and is undergoing chemotherapy. A silent auction and cash bar also will be available. The event will be held Monday, Nov. 14 from 6-9 p.m. at Il Pasticcio, 2 E. Broughton St. For information, call Joni Shackley at 2368515.


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members with college grants, loans and other financial assistance. Call Linda R. Rogers at 352-6645 or send donations to: The Night Stalkers Association, 3/160 SOAR, 1304 N. Lightning Rd., Hunter Army Airfield, 314094719. For information, visit www.nightstalkers.com.

Omar Temple No. 21 Shriners Fundrasing Ball will be held Nov. 19 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Savannah Civic Center ballroom. Tickets are $30. Call Past Potentate Larry Jackson at 596-5491 or Daughter Eddie Lee Marsh at 659-8175.

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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 www.heartpaddle.org or call 713-8778.

St. Frances Cabrini Annual Fall Festival and Craft Sale will be held Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 11800 Middleground Rd. Enjoy pasta, salad and garlic bread with tea or coffee for $5 per person. Homemade desserts also will be offered for sale. The craft sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rides and games will be offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 925-4725.

Savannah Shag Club Fundraiser and Auction will be held Oct. 22 at the Alee Temple ballroom to benefit the Savannah S.A.F.E. Shelter. Music by the Coastline Band with heavy hors d-oeuvres. B.Y.O.B. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The band plays from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $18 until Oct. 19. After that, they are $25. For info, call Don Sample at 927-9439.

Tee Time for Tourism The seventh annual Savannah Area Tourism Leadership Council Golf Tournament is set for Nov. 4 at 12:15 p.m. at The Club at Savannah Harbor. The registration fee is $500 per foursome, which includes lunch before the

tournament, an awards reception afterward and a goody bag. Hole sponsorships are $100. The format is a four-person scramble. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third-place winners for net and gross scores. To register, call 356-1223.

Trustees Garden Club Holiday Greenery Sale Order holiday greenery now for delivery the first week of December. Plants available include boxwood, pine and fraser fir and all mix wreaths and garland, various types of topiaries, paper whites and poinsettias, azaleas and amaryllis. The deadline to order is Friday, Oct. 28. Proceeds will help fund and implement community landscape projects. To place an order, call 898-0478.

Call for Applications AARP Foundation SCSEP The AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program offers job search assistance and paid on-the-job training for eligible workers 55 years of age or older. Call 234-1681 or visit the AARP office at 221 E. 34th St.

Call for Entries Anything Apple Bake-Off Oatland Island Education Center will hold its first Anything Apple Bake-off during the annual Cane Grinding and Harvest Festival, set for Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are four categories: adults over 18, children 12-18, parent/grandparent and child team and cane syrup (and apple) dishes. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each category and contestants will be admitted free to the festival. Entry forms are available by calling 898-3980 or visiting www.oatlandisland.org/events/applebakeoff.htm. Entry forms must be submitted by Nov. 9.

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

Fort Stewart Holiday Bazaar The Fort Stewart Officersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Spousesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club will sponsor a holiday bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Club Stewart at Fort Stewart. Artists and crafters are sought to display and sell work. The vendor fee is $60 and includes a 6-foot table and two chairs. Two tables are $100. Electricity will be available to a limited number of vendors for $5 more. Deadline is Nov. 1. Call 912-876-6276 or send e-mail to OSCVendors2004@aol.com.

Two Pale Josephines is a boutique gallery/working studio opening on West Broughton Street that is looking for artists interested in consigning work. Especially interested in clothing, accessories and textile designers, as well as home decor, painting and sculpture. Send email to 2palejosephines@bellsouth.net or call 232-4848.

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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. The cost is $50, which includes materials. To register, call 355-4601.

Babysitters training class St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler Childhood Injury Prevention Program offers a class for boys and girls 11-15 who want to become babysitters. The cost is $35. Call 819-8583.

Basic computer class Eastside Concerned Citizens Inc. at 803 E. Park Ave. offers basic computer classes every second and fourth Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. 232-5280.

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are held at The Art School Mondays from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Beginners are welcome. For information, call Lind Hollingsworth at 921-1151.

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Adult Education The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center of Wesley Community Centers, 1601 Drayton St., offers tutoring Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in basic literacy skills, GED preparation and computer training. Call 447-5711.

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

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Career Achievement Program St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Center, 812 W. 36th St., an affiliate of St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler, offers a program to help adults with math, reading and writing skills. Participants choose their hours between Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 447-0578.

Chatham County Aquatic Center offers open lap swim, water aerobics classes, swim lessons and competitive swim teams for all ages, home school programs and field trips for students on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. 652-6793 or chathamcounty.org.

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Classes at Familiar Pathways Several classes are offered, including Meditation 101 and 102; Aura 101; Tarot 101, 102. 103 and 104; Witchcraft 101 and 102; Henna 101 and 102; Herbology 101, 102 and 103; Deity 101 and 102; and The Art of Control: Principles and Tactics. Most classes cost $50 and lunch is included. Many classes are ongoing, running every month. Payment is to be made two days prior to the class starting date. Call Anastasia at 443-9678.

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Coastal Scooters Classes 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 on-road instruction. Classes meet on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Sundays from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $40. To register, call 232-5513 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. Cost is $20 for the session and $20 for the text book. Pre-registration is required. Call 3550219.

Culinary Arts Classes Enroll now in a free culinary arts training program at the Starfish Cafe. This program is a collaborative effort of Union Mission, Inc., and Savannah Technical College. For information, call Mindy Saunders at 238-2777.

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for personal, career and professional development. Call Executive Leadership Coaching, 443-9860, or send e-mail to Vicki@excellentcoach.com.

Drawing Inspiration From the Masters Free drawing classes for teens, adults and seniors are offered by the Savannah Art Association on Saturdays through October from 9 a.m. to noon at Armstrong Atlantic State University’s’ Fine Arts Hall. For information, call 897-5612 or 598-8217.

Eastside Concerned Citizens, Inc. Project Tomorrow Inc. offers several classes and workshops, including sewing, crocheting, computer training, CPR and more. 232-5280.

The Economic Opportunity Authority offers free computer classes 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.

Fanny’s Spanish Learning Center Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Call 920-2171 or 220-6570 to register.

First Steps parent education program This parent education and support program is based at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Call 819-6910.

hour consultation. Call Cindy Beach, M.S., at 429-7265.

Life Drawing Sessions

St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offers free computer classes. Call 447-6605.

with a clothed model will be held Sunday 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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Liberty Tax, 6821 Waters Ave. near Eisenhower across from Burger King. Earn extra income after taking course. .Call 3523862 or visit www.libertytax.com. Small fee for books, but classes are free.

Inquiry Circle based on the work of Byron Katie offers immediate help when you need answers right away. No charge. Contact Ursula at 484-0134 or send e-mail to u.sterling@att.net. For information, visit http://www.thework.com/WhatisTheWork.asp.

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

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 Monday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Integrated Behavioral Center, 1121 Cornell Ave. The cost is $10 per session. Call 355-4987.

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at Armstrong Atlantic State University is a series of 10 courses over a one-year period. Each course meets once a week for six weeks. Fees are $135 plus textbooks. Call 927-5213.

Indepth exploration of the 11th step. Meditation and contemplation instruction provided as it applies to recovery and maintenance. Classes are held on Monday from noon to 1 p.m. or 7:30-8:30 p.m. Class fee is $12. 313 E. Harris St. For information, call Cindy Beach, M.S., 429-7265.

Legal Services for the Elderly is a seminar that will be presented by Dr. Wilbert C. Jenkins, Jr. on Oct. 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605.

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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 www.memorialhealth.com.

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Painting Classes for beginners and studio groups for experienced artists Private studio in historic district. Professional instruction by MFA graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Oil and acrylic painting, charcoal, pencil and pastel drawing. $125 for six-week course or $75 a month for weekly studio sessions. Call 234-5737 for information and registration.

Parent and Teen Driving Course The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department will present a free two-hour parent/teen driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 ccamire@savannahga.gov and request a registration form. The course is designed for 14-16 year olds and their parents. Advance registration is required.

Parenting the preschooler is a course offered by Telfair Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital at Candler. Call at 819-3368 or visit www.sjchs.org.

Savannah Art Association Life Drawing

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center at 801 E. Gwinnett offers business and computer classes. Tennis for munchkins, juniors and adults -summer camps, clinics, ball machine workouts. Call 961-9862.

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Tybee Island Marine Science Center 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 www.tybeemsc.org.

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. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Turtle Talesâ&#x20AC;? is a 60-minute outreach program that combines science and art for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. Call Edith Schmidt at 598-2447.

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 childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s readings on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. at Media Play. Call Antonio at 713-1470 or send email to Catscandance2@aol.com.

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.

Join other college-age Lutheran friends for fun and fellowship on the first and third Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran, 120 Bull St. After dinner, the group will attend Reel Savannah screenings. Call 232-4151 or send email to program@elcota.org.

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Banner of the Nations Savannah meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at 12 Drake Dr. Call Frank Spencer at 352-2323 or visit the Web site at www.bannerofthenations.com.

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

Beanhead Writers Group meets very second Saturday at 1 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. to critique works in progress and to discuss technique and marketing. Fiction and non-fiction, but no poetry.

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Bike Night with Mikie every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at The Red Zone Bar and Grill in Richmond Hill. Half of the proceeds of a 50/50 drawing go to the military for phone cards and other items.

Bipolar Support Group 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.

Bridge club meets at the JEA 1511 Abercorn, ACBL certified duplicate bridge game every Wednesday at 1 p.m. There is a $4 fee. Call Lynn Pierce at 354-9739.

Chihuahua Club of Savannah A special little club for special little dogs and their owners meets one Saturday each month at 10:30 a.m. For information, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChiSavannah/ .

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 (1218 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. On Oct. 27 Visit www.gawg.cap.gov, send e-mail to N303WR@aol.com, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410.

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Clean Coast meets monthly on the first Monday at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Check www.cleancoast.org for event schedule.

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah sponsors a ride every Saturday. Visit www.cbtc.org for a ride schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. 7285989.

Coastal Georgia Volkswagen Club Meets the 3rd Saturday of every month. 9610602.

Community Hymn Chorus All denominations are welcome to come together to make a joyful noise every Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. at White Bluff United Methodist Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Horton Hall, 11911 White Bluff Rd. Call Ronn Alford, Director of Music Ministries, at 925-5924.

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and positive reinforcement meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at Daughters of Destiny House, 12 E. 41st St. Facilitated by Miriam Center.

Drumming circle 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 7867655.

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for stay-at-home moms and their children. Events include day trips, service projects, monthly Mom’s Night Outs, play groups, play dates, crafts events, a babysitting co-op, and other activities. For information, call Courtney at 921-1462, visit www.momsclub.org or send e-mail to momsclubofsavannahga@hotmail.com.

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MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

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

Hostess City Toastmasters Club

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

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

Irish Session

will meet Oct. 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. The purpose is to achieve wealth and success in personal and professional life and to share this wealth by mentoring others on the same path. Call 2363660.

All instrumentalists who are interested in Celtic music are welcome. Meets the second and fourth Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at the Folk Traditions Store, 12 Price St. Call 341-8898.

Objectivist Society of Savannah meets biweekly at the Lion’s Den Lounge. Call Brian at 234-2484 or ww.savannahobjectivists.org.

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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.

will host the 2nd Annual Fashions and Fabulous Finds on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the DeSoto Hilton. The event will feature clothes from Ciao Bella, Cinderella Shoppe, Etcetera, Guys and Dolls, Skylark, Stagg Shop, Studio Nine and A Touch of Afrika. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Call 233-2838.

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

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 chaptere2.tripod.com.

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 www.Goth-Night-Savannah.com.

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.

The Island Mothers of Preschoolers meets every first and third Wednesday at First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Child care is provided. Call Linda at 8979632.

Millionaire’s Club for Women

meets for lunch the second Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Call 966-3619 or visit www.obpw.org.

Low Country Artists’ and Artisans’ Society

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sponsors a Country Textiles African American Quilt Making Guild. Call 447-1888.

Philosophical sessions taking on a different topic each time at Barnes & Noble every Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Call 659-2930 or 4439267.

Harley Owners Group

Loyal Order of Moose

HOG meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Mighty Eighth Heritage Museum. Call 925-5349.

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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.

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-A-Million and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org.

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 Adventure Club People who enjoy outdoor activities and are looking for adventure are invited to join. Visit www.savannahadventureclub.com for information.

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

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on Abercorn. The $20 guest fee will apply to your membership if you join.

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Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This non-denominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. All are welcome to sing or just listen. No experience or membership is required. Books will be available for loan or purchase. For information, including dates and times, call 655-0994. The chamber’s Manufacturers Council will host the 4th Annual Manufacturers Fall Barbeque Event and Business Connection on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Red Gate Plantation. The cost is $5 for chamber members and $15 for guests. Call Margaret Mary Russell at 644-6432 or mmrussell@savannahchamber.com.

Savannah Art Association offers affordable art workshops, social activities and a chance to display art in a downtown gallery. Drop by the gallery at 309 W. St. Julian St. above Belford’s in City Market or call 3560249.

Savannah Brewers’ League Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. 447-0943. Call 447-0943 or visit www.hdb.org and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League.

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/savannahchessclub.com.

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is dedicated to discussing and preserving the heritage of Italians and Italian-Americans. Meets the first Tuesday at 2717 Livingston Ave. Call Carol Taylor at 925-4064.

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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 www.savannahjaycees.com.

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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. Call John Findeis at 748-7020.

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meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. See www.savannahmug.org.

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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 and sponsors tours, activities and events to help new residents. Call 3513171.

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 savannahfencingclub@hotmail.com.

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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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Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Society 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.

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

Savannah Stitch-N-Bitch meets every second Tuesday of the month from 6-8 p.m. at wild fibre, 409 E. Liberty St. All that is required is an interest in knitting or crocheting. Bring a project and join in the stitching, talking and munchies. Call 238-0514.

Savannah Sunrise Rotary club meets every Thursday from 7:30-8:30 am at the First City Club in downtown Savannah. 2331600.

Savannah Toastmasters helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 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 www.savannahultimate.com for information.

Single People in Christian Education (SPICE) 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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Southside Optimist Club is a civic organization catering to youth and community service projects that meets every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at Taylor’s Restaurant inside the Days Inn on Mall Boulevard. Call Linda Lee at 695-7733.

Small Business Chamber will present an After Hours Social on Oct. 26th from 5-7 p.m. at the Spiva Law Group Event Room, 12020 Abercorn St. Ext. across form St. Joseph’s Hospital. Come in costume, if you’d like. The cost is $12. Paid reservations are required and the reservation deadline is Oct. 21. Call 353-9343.

Subbuteo Table Soccer meets monthly for tournaments and practice matches. For information, call 667-7204 or visit http://savannahsubbuteo.tripod.com.

Telfair Academy Guild will meet Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, 1015 Whitaker St., to tour the permanent collection and the solo retrospective exhibition of Michael Banks, who has been featured in top folk art shows across the country. Following the tour, a reception will be hosted for TAG.

Tybee Beautification Association

Tybee Performing Arts Society (TAPS) 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 ried793@netscape.com.

Weekend Warriors 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.

Writers Unite! Serious writers who want to read, do warm-up writing, hold each other accountable, call 2363660 and ask for Dana.

Young Professionals of Savannah A forum for young professionals ages 21-40 to build relationships, develop professionally and enhance business by expanding their social For information, send email to Katie at

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Dance Adult Ballet Classes at Islands Dance Academy. All levels welcome, including beginners. Challenging, rewarding and fun. Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 115 Charlotte Rd. on Whitemarsh Island. Call Sue Braddy at 8972100.

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.

Savannah Shag Club Fundraiser and Auction will be held Oct. 22 at the Alee Temple ballroom to benefit the Savannah S.A.F.E. Shelter. Music by the Coastline Band with heavy hors d-oeuvres. B.Y.O.B. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The band plays from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $18 until Oct. 19. After that, they are $25. For info, call Don Sample at 927-9439.

Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah 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 lessons are offered the third and fourth Mondays. No cover and club membership is not necessary. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit www.shagbeachbop.com.

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.

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. www.ssomt.com.

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Chopra Center at Memorial Health Yoga Classes Yoga classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10-11:15 a.m. (Morning Yoga) Mondays and Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. (Lunch Yoga) and Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:45-7 p.m. (Evening Yoga.) The cost choices include a $12 walk-in rate, along with additional rates. Call for information. Classes are held at The Chopra Center at Memorial Health at 300 Bull St. For information, call 236-2131 or visit chopra.memorialhealth.com.

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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. 350-2467.

Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group Classes are offered Saturdays starting Sept. 17 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. The cost is $8 or 10 classes for $80 for adults, $70 for students. Drop-in rate is $10. All experience levels are welcome. Beginner instruction available for the first hour. Call Jeff at 352-7057 or email jadelotustaichi@yahoo.com

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.

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 819-6463.

Private Yoga Instruction Have you always wanted to try yoga but were unsure about participating in group classes? Do you need a safe, gentle and effective method of creating radiant health, reducing and even eliminating stress, and increasing happiness and joy in your life? Then consider learning the ancient and time-honored science of yoga in your own home. Instruction will be tailored to fit your individual needs and help you create a daily, personal practice or allow you to feel more confident practicing in a group setting. The instructor is certified and thoroughly educated in the practical applications of yoga as well as its history and philosophy, and has taught group classes and private students for the past 10 years. For information or scheduling, call Hunter Leaf, 3549274.

Savannah Yoga Center The only center in the area that brings in the world’s leading yoga teachers to conduct workshops. Located at 25 E. 40th St. at Drayton. Call Kelley Crane at 441-6653 for more info and directions or visit www.savannahyoga.com. Current class schedule is as follows: Monday, Mellow Flow Yoga, all levels, 5:30-6:45 p.m.; Tuesday, Beginners Basic Yoga, 6-7:15 p.m.;

Wednesday, Flow Yoga-All Levels, 6-7:15 p.m.; Saturday, Flow Yoga-All Levels, 10-11:15 a.m. (no class Oct. 8 due to workshop). Drop-in rates are $12, Students with ID $10, active duty military/dependents with ID $8. Upcoming workshops include Anniversary Partner Yoga Workshop on Oct. 27, Opening the Heart on Nov. 5, Yoga Master Doug Swenson on Nov. 16 and KIRTAN Indian Chant concert with David Newman “Durga Das” on Nov. 18. All workshops are held at Epworth Methodist Church, 2201 Bull St.

Tai Chi Classes 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.

Water aerobics at the JEA The Jewish Educational Alliance is offering aquatics classes. Call Shannon at 748-2393.

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 Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m., Friday 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon; Hatha Flow levels I and II, Tuesday 67:30 p.m. and Sunday 5-6:30 p.m.; Hatha Flow levels I and II Monday 6:30-8 p.m.; Vinyasa Flow-Power Yoga Saturday 9-10 a.m. and Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Mommy & Me Yoga Monday 4-5 p.m. for 5years old and up and Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. for 2 and 4-year-olds; Baby & Mommy Yoga call for schedule. Private

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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.

Food and Beverage Calling All Cooks The Tybee Island Marine Science Center is planning to publish a cookbook that will feature seafood recipes along with illustrations and the natural history of the fish, crabs, shrimp, oysters, mussels, clams and so on featured in each dish. The cookbook also will include appetizers, salads, side dishes and deserts that will compliment the seafood entrees. Visit www.tybeemsc.org for information on submitting your recipes.

Gay & Lesbian Alpha Financial Management seminars A series of free seminars specifically designed for the LGBT community will be held. 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 353-9343.

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.

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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. www.firstcitynetwork.com. 236-CITY

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 bwooten@comcast.net.

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 441-4407.

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. 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.

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.

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 352-2611.

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Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group A 12-step group for people with eating disorders and self-harm disorders. For information, call Brandon Lee at 927-1324.

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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Health Literacy Classes The National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer III makes it possible for St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center to bring experts together to share information. Classes will start Oct. 25 and attendees have the choice of attending morning or afternoon sessions. Lunch/dinner will be provided. Call 4476605.

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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.

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 856-1534.

Memorial Health blood pressure check are offered free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 3507587.

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.

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is a seminar that will be presented Oct. 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605.

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 www.memorialhealth.com.

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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 djordan@unionmission.org.

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

La Leche League of Savannah will hold an educational series meeting on Monday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Candler Professional Building at Candler Hospital, 5354 Reynolds St., Room 508A. The topic for discussion is The Family and the Breastfed Baby. Please allow extra time for parking. Babies are welcome. Call 897-9261.

Mammograms St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. Most insurance plans (with the exception of Blue Cross HMO) are accepted. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Mammograms will be performed Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Chatham YMCA. Call 748-8271 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Habersham YMCA. For appointments, call 354-9357. Mammograms will be performed Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bryan County Health Department in Richmond Hill. Call 756-2611 for appointments.

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Memory Screening A free memory screening clinic will be offered Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Candler Hospital’s Marsh Auditorium. Neurologist Susan Brown with Savannah Neurology will be overseeing the screening process. Call Jenny House at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Coastal Georgia Regional Office at 920-2231.

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 midwifeassisted birth, whether at a birth center or area hospital. Call 826-4155.

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is offered at The Chopra Center at Memorial Health. Visit chopra.memorialhealth.com or call 350-2467.

Planned Parenthood Hotline 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 711p.m. 1-800-264-7154.

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“Savannah’s Only Upscale Adult Gift Store”

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

Senior companions needed

Stop ADHD and ADD Now: A Vitalistic Approach Dr. Stephen Ranicki will discuss non-invasive methods for overcoming the symptoms of ADHD and ADD on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6:45-8 p.m. Free and open to parents and professionals. Seating is limited. Call 748-1506 to register.

Super 2 Access Clinic Super 2 Access (After Cancer Cure Evaluation Strategy and Support) is a clinic for children and adolescents who completed cancer treatment at least two years ago. For information, call Pam at 658-2215 or Donna at 6678943.

Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors 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 daled@savannahredcross.org.

Nature & Environment Blackwater River Paddle Join a Wilderness Southeast guide Oct. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for simple canoeing instruction, then a trip downstream on Ebenezer Creek past cypress and tupelo. Enjoy the peace of nature’s pace and the beautiful fall colors found in river swamps. Look out for herons, egrets and listen to the noisy rattle of the kingfisher. Cost $30 per person. Reservations required. Call 897-5108.

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 www.TheDolphinProject.org.

Take a walk on the wild side at the Oatland Island Education Center. The “Native Animal Nature Trail” features a variety of live animals and landscapes and winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats. Located 5 miles east of downtown off the Islands Expressway. M-F:9 a.m.-4 p.m. and most Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $3 per person for everyone over 4. 898-3980 or visit www.oatlandisland.org.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center 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. t

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.


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

Inspirational book club 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.

Church on Washington Avenue at 7:30 a.m. for a kickoff breakfast. Child care will be provided at First Christian Preschool. The group will then disburse to various work sites and reconvene at 11:30 a.m. for a fellowship hour and luncheon at First Christian Church on Victory Drive. Call Debbie Bergman at St. Paul’s Lutheran at 355-2485, Nelle Bordeaux of First Presbyterian at 234-9245, Milton Newton of First Baptist at 234-7978 or Mary Ward at First Christian at 236-8271.

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.

Palen United Methodist Church

Reader’s theater meeting

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

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

Page turners book group

Tea time at Ola’s

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 Asbury Memorial Presents God on Broadway The fourth sermon of a six-week worship series that incorporates Broadway shows into the worship experience will be held Oct. 23 and will feature the musical Barnum. The pastor is the Rev. Billy Hester. The church is located at 1008 E. Henry St. at the corner of Waters Avenue. The curtain rises at 11:15 a.m. Visit www.asburymemorial.org.

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.

Congregations in Service A number of religious congregations will participate in an ecumenical community service project on Saturday, Oct. 22. Projects will include indoor painting at the Salvation Army Bee Road facility, making lap rugs or doing a landscaping project at Union Mission, fill 2,000 food bags for the elderly at Second Harvest Food Bank and assist with a construction project at Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers will meet at First Presbyterian

Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group meets Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham Street at East Harris and East Macon Streets, on Troup Square. Please arrive and be seated no later than 8:55 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.

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church Affirming the worth and dignity of every person. The church is located at the corner of Houston and Oglethorpe streets. Creating a Peaceable Kingdom is the curriculum for K-12 youth in the religious education program. Services are held Sundays at 10 a.m. Call 2336284 or send e-mail to UUBC2@aol.com.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. On Oct. 23 at 11 a.m., Joel Ring will speak from the topic, Being Spiritual and Being Religious. The church has moved to a temporary home at the Congregation Mickve Israel, 20 E. Gordon St. on Monterey Square. For information, call 234-0980, or send e-mail to uusav@comcast.net or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination.

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 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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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. 232-5488 or 652-3660.

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

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meets monthly to get the scoop on what other adults are reading at the Ogeechee Branch Library, 1820 Ogeechee Rd. Call 2321339.

From Oct. 19-21, the church will celebrate its 109th anniversary. The theme is Christians Striving for Justice and the pastor is the Rev. Kenneth W. Griffin. Church will be held nightly at 7 p.m. and a brown bag luncheon seminar will be conducted on biblical concepts of justice on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m., First District Alderman Van R. Johnson will be the featured speaker. Dinner will be served following the morning service. The public is invited to attend. Call 232-2933.


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Support Groups African-American Women Overcoming Depression and Bi-Polar Disease meets the third Thursday of the month at the Bull Street Library. For information, call JoAnne Wright at 236-0027.

Al Anon Family Groups A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 598-9860 or visit http://allanon-savannah.freeservers.com.

Alcoholics Anonymous If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol, call 354-0993. 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 www.alzga.org or call 920-2231.

Alzheimer’s Support Group This monthly support group is for families of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia and is held the second Thursday at 6 p.m. at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. Call ahead to reserve a seat. Call Amanda Christenson, 2360363, Ext. 105.

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Depressive/Manic support group

Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 3557778 or 353-9635.

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 meets 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 447-8908 or send email to madison@savannahcasa.org.

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

Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents who have a seriously ill child receiving treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A case manager facilitates the meetings, and a child life specialist provides an arts and crafts activity Meets once a week. Call Donna at 3505616.

Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents of Children with Bleeding Disorders meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Health. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285.

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

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

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.

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

Bipolar Support Group

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.

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.

Bulloch County Rape Crisis Hotline 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.

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

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.

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

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.

Domestic Violence Hotline The Georgia Human Resources Department and Georgia Coalition on Family Violence, have a new number, 24 hours a day. 1-800-33-HAVEN

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group A 12-step group for people with eating disorders and self-harm disorders. For information, call Brandon Lee at 927-1324.

Fibromyalgia support group meets second Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 819-6743.

First line is an after-hours referral and information line to talk confidentially about birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy options. A free service from Planned Parenthood, available nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. at 1-800-2647154.

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

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Chiron, which turns from Retrograde to Direct Motion on October 5, completes its transit of Capricorn on December 5, 2005, while Nessus, which turns to Direct Motion* on October 8, completes its transit of Capricorn on November 15, 2005. Because both Chiron & Nessus now hover over the natal Pluto in the horoscope of the U.S.A., the actions of the federal government must endeavor to transform the overall power

ARIES - As long as the professional damage is contained, keep those who did that damage on prominent display, as if they were disgraced in a modern day public stockade. Make changes only after everybody knows who has earned blame. TAURUS - You must rise above the fray as corrupt lawyers & law enforcement officials receive just desserts. More profound challenges await. Fait accompli! GEMINI - Those who stooped low to conquer property, sexual favors or proprietary knowledge will receive the rewards of their bad faith without any interference from you. Therefore, let go. Prepare to leave Hell with a hop, a skip & a jump!

CANCER - You have no time to indulge sympathy for partners whom you now leave behind. Let them now lie in that bed that they made for themselves, by themselves. Focus upon your own survival.

LEO - The bad news surrounding the downfall of colleagues & employees has the positive effect of purging you of juvenile, weak-minded sentimentality. Linger at

structure of the country in order for the U.S.A. to avoid potentially irreversible debasement – or reversible only after the three U.S.A. Pluto Returns of 2022. Whether for good or for ill, the entire world will see the final effect of these current actions when Jupiter orbits over the U.S.A. natal Pluto in Capricorn in late December 2008 & early January 2009.

the perp walk just long enough to realize that you are wasting precious time.

towards corruption to a much lower level? Assert the edifying value of reform.

VIRGO - You will never make progress on huge, laborintensive projects if you allow anybody to challenge your authority. Therefore, fire, loudly & publicly, those who now try to perpetuate regress, as an “exclamation point” to announce that the new era has begun.

CAPRICORN - Accused steroids user Jason Giambi of the

LIBRA - Before you can commence a total change of direction – especially involving local politics – you must relinquish total control to those responsible for causing damage in the first place. Ascend to power with a popular mandate & a chance to start fresh. SCORPIO - Why do you want to call the Devil an evil, worthless liar? The Devil will do lots of damage in the very near future even though everybody knows this character’s lack of character. Don’t exacerbate that which will perpetuate itself.

SAGITTARIUS - Losses incurred as a result of rooting out corruption is part of the price of doing business. However, is there any way to reduce the propensity

New York Yankees has done much recently – include play good baseball – to rehabilitate his damaged reputation. Make Giambi your role model when in situations where you don’t want anybody to see your face. . . and when nobody wants to look at you anyway.

AQUARIUS - Political enemies within infrastructures now use organizational psychology to play mind games against you because they believe that you are still inexperienced & insecure. However, to respond to such individuals would be overkill. Play along with their game. Let your poker face impress allies – and scare enemies. PISCES - Because you now realize that those whom you regarded as allies are really enemies – and vice versa – you must redress strategies to reflect such realities. Until you do so, treat such individuals just as you always did. Don’t tip your hand. ◗


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Ads received by 5 pm Friday will appear in the Wednesday issue of the next week Garage Sales ESTATES AUCTION!! Hampton INN (Historic District) 201 East Bay Street Savannah, GA. Saturday, October 22nd @10am & Sunday, October 23rd @12pm. Contents of three important Estates:

DONATE Your car or boat get a Tax Break Call 927-7272 Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America Proceeds from sales of all the sale cars and boats will go toward sending boys to summer camp.

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The Express Cafe, 39 Barnard St. has immediate openings for par t time front counter ser vers. Applicants must have reliable transportation and be available to work either 7am3pm Fri-Sun or 6-11am Mon-Fri. Applicants need to be en-ergetic, articulate, personable, reliable and work well with oth-ers and enjoy having fun at work. Starting pay $6/per hour plus tips. Applicants must be able to pass a pre-employ -ment drug screen and background check. To inquire about this position call or come by ONLY between 1111:30am Mon-Fri. No phone calls will be accepted other than the time specified. Call 912-233-4683. EOE

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Health Services TAYLOR GUITAR MOBILE MASSAGE RELAX!

Help Wanted Sun Coast Realty is expanding and hiring real estate agents. If you are interested in high commissions, great working conditions, call for an interview. Located on the second floor of 820 Abercorn St, Savannah, near the Mansion! 912507-9800 or 912 3418005 * Portman's Music Community School is growing. We are now accepting resumes for Piano/Keyboard and Vocal Instructors. Please e-mail resumes to Bruce@portmansmusic.com.* Portman’s Music wants to hook up with an experienced free lance designer for flyer production etc. send portfolio/ resume to: bruce@portmansmusic.com

KING PILLOWTOP mattress set. New & factor y sealed with warranty. $225. Can deliver, call 912-964-1494.

Cars

AMAZING 100% Luxury Double pillow-top queen mattress, sealed in original plastic, with warranty. Must move! $350. 912-9669937.

ABSOLUTE BARGAIN 5 piece Cherry bedroom group! NEW headboard, footboard and rails (sleigh), chest & nightstand, still in original boxes. Value $1650. Sell $695. 912-313-2303. GORGEOUS CARVED sleigh bedroom set. Solid wood dresser and mirror, car ved headboard and footboard plus a nightstand. All brand new furniture sealed in original boxes. $1300. Can deliver 912313-2303.

FULL MATTRESS SET Absolute bargain! Factory sealed plush set with warranty. $125. Can deliver, call 964-1494.

FURNISHED EXECUTIVE RENTAL HISTORIC DISTRICT 411 Congress Street

BED Cherry sleigh & rails with pillow top mattress! New in wrapper. Sacrifice $425. Can deliver 966-9937. DINING ROOM GROUP Cherry table and leaf, includes 6 chairs with hutch/buffet. Entire set is NEW and in original boxes. $5k value, sacrifice $1000. Can deliver 965-9652. CHERRY 4 POSTER RICE BED Queen size solid wood cherry headboard and footboard with side rails. NEW in box. $999/retail, selling for $399. 9659652.

Fender Bender?

Paint & Body Work Reasonably Priced Insurance Claims We buy wrecks

355-5932 REGIONAL ADS BABY CONTEST AND BEAUTY PAGEANT. America’s Cover Miss & Cover Boy, USA. 10 age divisions. Large trophies, gifts, banners, crowns and much more. Saturday, October 29th Statesboro Mall and Sunday October 30 at the Oglethorpe Mall in Savannah. Stop by the mall for an entry form or call 1-850-747-0980 or

Condos/ Townhomes

WE BUY HOUSES Need repairs? Vacant? Has’t sold yet? Liens, divorce, etc. Let us help, call today. We are NOT agents. Quick offers. Quick closing. Call 3510500.

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Professionally decorated 2-bedroom/1.5-bath townhome in the actionpacked section of the Historic District. Near City Market. Short-term leases available. $1400/mo. Call Four Star Proper ty Management, 912-7132620

SUPER TYPE Make your classified ad stand out for only $2.00 extra a week. Sell it fast with a bold headline in Super Type! Call 238-2040.*

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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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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 $139,500.00. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-StapenRealty*

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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

907 East 40th Street Absolutely charming Baldwin Park Bungalow. Restored and offering 2 br., 1 ba, new metal roof, wood floors, spacious backyard for entertaining, fireplace and a welcoming front porch. Move in today! Just $175,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty *

1601 E 59 St Absolutely like brand new. Move in ready. Totally remodeled brick home with very tasteful touches throughout. Offering 3 bedrooms, beautiful new bathrooms, tile floors, new carpets, and garage. Located on a very large private lot. Easy Living at just $145,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty*

101 W Broughton St. 299,000. 1187 sq.ft. with great views! One bedroom/one bath condo. Very spacious! Must see. Call Rhondda @ SunCoast Realty 507-9800*

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907 East 38 th St . How cute can you get? This totally remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage is offering a large lot and an attached deck for entertaining. Make this your home for only $130,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty*

519 E. 45th Street Wonderful family home in Ardsley Park with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. Includes is a secret garden, bricked private patio, and an apt. rented for $900 per month. Totally restored to perfection! Call for a private showing. Priced to sell at $560,000. Sun Coast Realty, Rhondda Netherton 912 507-9800 * continued on page 46

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Model 410 w/hardcase played very little- like new- must sell. $875. Jim 912-354-8234

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Visco memor y foam mattress and box (as seen on T V). NEW sealed in original plastic. $1700 value, selling for $500. 965-9652.

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Some of the items to be sold in this auction are probably the most interesting and unusual that we have had the pleasure of offering! In addi-tion to quality furniture, antiques, glassware, china, silver, Savannah & Southern memorabilia, jewelry, house-hold items, wonderful old prints, paintings, large old tool collection and Low Country primitives, hunting, fishing and farming items, we will also be selling lots of Vintage & collectible ROCK AND ROLL posters, photos and other me-morabilia from “Dr. Feel-goods”” bar (Downtown Savannah 1970’s) BE AT THIS AUCTION AND SEE FOR YOURSELF- DON’T MISS THIS ONE! Ann Lemley, GAL #2981 and William Wade, GAL #2982 of Old Savannah Estates, Antiques & Auctions. 231-9466 for more informa-tion. AS ISWHERE IS- 10% BUYERS PREMIUM. This Es-tates Liquidation Auction is brought to you by OLD SA VANNAH ESTATES, ANTIQUES & AUCTIONS, highly experienced in serving Savannah and the State of Georgia for over thirty years. We are Savannah’s oldest and most trusted name in Es-tate Appraisals, Sales Auc-tions and liquidations. Thank you for your continued patronage. Ann & Will.

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401 N. CROMWELL ROAD #R8 THE COMMONS 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. French doors leading to screened porch, washer/dryer, kitchen nook. $875/mo. 19 EAST 63RD STREET 4 bedroom, 2 bath home approx. 2,700 sq. ft. Large rooms, balcony overlooking family room with fireplace, large kitchen next to sunroom, large fenced yard, patio with wet bar $1,700/mo. 204B WEST DUFFY 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Open living room, kitchen area, central heat and air, washer/dryer. $650/mo. 212B WEST HALL STREET 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, living room, kitchen with stove, refrigerator and dishwasher, totally electric, new carpet. $800/mo. 1110 EAST VICTORY DRIVE Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment. Gated, off-street parking, overlooks Daffin Park. $1075/mo. 232 BULL STREET #1 Spacious 1 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath apartment, living room/kitchen/dining room combo, hardwood floors, 3 fireplaces, high ceilings, great location. $1,100/mo. 202B EAST GASTON STREET 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Living room, kitchen with gas stove, porch off kitchen $700/mo. Includes water/trash/refuse. 10 LEACH DRIVE 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Paradise Park. Living room with gas fireplace, hardwood floors, dining room, eat-in kitchen, washer/dryer connection, central heat and air, pet ok. $850/mo.

515 E Huntingdon St. A free standing 2 story home, and a great buy in the Historic District. 2 bedrooms/1.5 baths, screened large porch overlooking the fenced cour tyard. heartpine floors, 3 fireplaces and high ceilings. Move in condition! $223,900. Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912 507-9800 or rhonddane@comcast.net *

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.

602 LINCOLN STREET Upper. 2 bedrooms, 2-1/2 bath apartment, living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen with JenAir stove, dishwasher, trash compactor, washer and dryer, fresh paint. $1,490/mo. 1312 LINCOLN STREET 3 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment, living room, alarm system, washer and dryer. $950/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.) 2314 BARNARD STREET 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, kitchen with gas stove, hardwood floors, central heat and air, washer and dryer, small deck. $1,200/mo.

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912-604-8177 Re/Max Savannah 355-7711or visit www.SavannahGARealtor.com* Jefferson Commons Be the first to own one of these six - 2 bedroom, 2 bath condos in the heart of the Historic District. Conveniently located close to SCAD. Features 4 fireplaces, spiral stair case, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Gated, off street parking. $196,000 each Alexander Grikitis 912220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group*

912-604-8177 Re/Max Savannah 355-7711or visit www.SavannahGARealtor.com* 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 enter taining. Home warranty included! $142,000.00 912-604-8177 Re/Max Savannah 355-7711or visit www.SavannahGARealtor.com* 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 entr y, hardwood floors, tin ceilings, and a great central location! $195,000.00. Shelley Carroll Lowther

912-604-8177 Re/Max Savannah 355-7711or visit www.SavannahGARealtor.com* 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

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303B EAST HENRY STREET 2 bedrooms, 1 bath apartment, eat-in kitchen, washer/dryer connection, dishwasher, living room, bonus room, 2 off-street parking spaces. $875/mo.

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518East Henry Street A duplex in the Historic District close to SCAD. Newly re-done and ready to move in to. Two 2 bedroom, 1 bath units with W/D and all new appliances. In addition, this duplex has cedar closets, new carpet and parking in the rear. $235,000 Alexander Grikitis 912220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group*

407 East 34th Street Arts & Crafts details in this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Wood floors throughout, plaster walls and 4 fireplaces. Located in an area of active restoration and growth. Great single family or convert to a duplex. $175,000 Alexander Grikitis 912220-1700 Coastal Real Estate Group*

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518 East Duffy Street A beautiful newly redone home with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Kitchen has a sub zero fridge, dishwasher, honed granite countertops and travertine floors. The rest of the house has original heart of pine floors, plaster walls in good shape, and 3 fireplaces. W/D included. Currently rents for $1,000 month. $225,000 Alexander Grikitis 912-220-1700 Coastal Real Estate Group*

513 East 36th Street A charming 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath cottage nestled near a park. Offers the closeness of downtown without the price. Recently renovated kitchen and baths. Great for 1st time buyers or student rentals. $112,000 Alexander Grikitis 912220-1700 Coastal Real Estate Group*

Reduced! Reduced! Stop renting! 3 bedroom, 2bath double wide in sought after area, offers1680 sq.ft of living area, large lot , 1.61 acres, dining, and family rooms, home warranty and more. $79,999. Call LaTrelle Pevey 658-7777, ERA Adams-Pevey Realty

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Great 3 bed/2 bath starter home in desirable Rincon neighborhood. Separate L.R., Den, and Countr y Kitchen. Covered patio and large fenced yard. $115,900. Call LaTrelle Pevey 658-7777. ERA Adams-Pevey Realty

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Reduced! Reduced! 1992 Fleetwood manufactured 3 bed 2 bath home situated beautifully on 6.96 acres 2 of which are fenced in great for your animals! Landscaped yard with complete sprinkler system. Workshed 20x20 w/concrete floor, and 40x40 carport. All this for only $79,000. Call LaTrelle Pevey 658-7777. ERA Adams-Pevey Realty

826-2550 H-4104* Welcome to the Country! Build your new home in the peaceful country. 4 lots with acreage between 5.05 and 7.52 acres. in Register, Ga. , near Statesboro – Horses welcome - call today, don’t delay. Prices range from $28,000 to $42,000. Plats are available in the office. Call LaTrelle Pevey 658-7777

Welcome to the Country! Build your new home in the peaceful country. 4 lots with acreage between 5.05 and 7.52 acres. in Register, Ga., near Statesboro ? Horses welcome call today, don?t delay. Prices range from $28,000 to $42,000. Plats are available in the office. Call LaTrelle Pevey 658-7777 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty

826-2550 A-4239* Secluded 65.55 acres gives you plenty of privacy. Great for the hunter who desires his very own hunting club. Recreation only ? No subdivisions. Minutes outside Rincon and Springfield. $130,000. Call LaTrelle @ 658-7777 A -3971 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550 *

626 East 53 rd Street Af fordable Ardsley! 1939 Craftsman bungalow with original features: oak & heart pine floors, 4-over-1 windows, charming front porch & brick fireplace. With 3BR/2BA & 1634sf, it won’t last at this price! $219,000. Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty C.A.P. (912) 704-3545/ 356-5001. katherineoxnard@kw.com

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Horse Lovers Dream! 10 + acres, pond, tack room, field room, arena, 4 completed stalls with 4 more available. Home has 3beds/ 3baths and approx. 2300 sq. feet; 9 ft. ceilings, hardwood flooring, surround sound, screened back porch and custom cabinets in kitchen. All for only $309,900.

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514-516 East Bolton Street Check the comps! Charming Victorian quadplex offers 4500sf, strong rental history and a buildable side lot—for less. Property for sale next door and across the street: nearly the same price for half the space! $399,000. Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty C.A.P. (912) 704-3545/ 356-5001. katherineoxnard@kw.com

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314 West Penrose Drive Whole lotta house on Whitemarsh! Brick Colonial with 4226sf, 6BR, 3 full and 2 half baths, mother-in-law suite, eat-in country kitchen, barbecue pit, 2-car carport & fireplace. Hard to find this much room for the price anywhere on the islands! $410,000. Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Realty C.A.P. (912) 704-3545/ 356-5001. katherineoxnard@kw.com

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2210 Atlantic All American Bungalow Charming Baldwin Park bungalow, white picket fence and all! This adorable home has been renovated and offers 2BR/1BA, wrap-around porch, marble accents, new kitchen appliances and much, much more! Large 60 x 100 lot is great for all kinds of enter taining. Truly a Gem! Make this your home for $124,900. Call Lori Judge or Sheri Cermak 236-1000* Duplex Deal - 1113 East Park Ave. "Two" 2BR/1BA units ready for renovation. Live in one side while you rent the other. Situated on a double lot in an active area of renovation. Asking $75,000 Call Lori Judge 484-1514 *

660 East 39th Street Renovated building on huge lot is a great opportunity for investors! Zoned R-4 with 3 rental units will have you cash flowing immediately. Located in an active area of renovation. New electric, alarm system and much more. A lot of opportunity with this property! $165,000 Call Lori Judge or Sheri Cermak, Judge Realty 236-1000 *


1505 Grove St Great investment or star ter home! Charming 3BR/1BA bungalow in the Eastern Victorian District is completely renovated and ready to move in. New fixtures, hardwood floors, central heat and air, electric and plumbing system. Lots of Southern Charm! Offered at just $88,900 Call Lori Judge or Sheri Cermak, Judge Realty 236-1000 *

138 Walz Circle Totally Redone Starter Home or Investment Property. New Roof, paint, tile flooring and door. 3br/1.5ba, eat-in kitchen, large yard. Asking $126,500. Call Lori Judge or Sheri Cermak, Judge Realty 236-1000 *

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2210 Atlantic Charming Baldwin Park bungalow, white picket fence and all! This adorable home has been completely renovated and offers 2BR/1BA, wrap porch, marble accents, new kitchen, appliances and much more! Large 60 x 100 lot is great for all kinds of entertaining. Truly a Gem! Make this your home for $124,900 Call Lori Judge or Sheri Cermak, J udge Realty 236-1000 *

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Super Floor Plan 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Includes extra lot. Midtown 2864 sq. ft. heated. 2 car garage &breezeway. $359,000 Asking price. Call Betty Stevenson with Prudential at 912351-0510 or 912-2245200 * 307 E 51st Totally renovated Ardsley Park home just steps from McCauley Park. 3 bedrooms, sunroom, fabulous kitchen with island is a cook's dream. Fenced yard, deck, off street parking. It's even wired for sound and has a new roof! Reduced to $249,000. Call Lisa Moore at 441-9314 or visit www.morehomesofsavannah.c om *

27 E 55th Large Ardsley home with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Open floor plan is great for entertaining, wonder ful kitchen with Italian cabinets,Silestone counters, and stainless steel appliances. Master suite with private sunroom and bath. Only $329,000. Call Lisa Moore at 441-9314 or visit www.morehomesofsavannah.com*

3107 Waters Ave. Adorable 4BR/2BA brick bungalow in Ardsley Park. Price includes bungalow and Ardlsey Park Coin Laundry business and building at 3107 Waters Ave. Live in bungalow while you run your own successful business! Won't last! $375,000 Call Judge Realty 236-1000*

18 E 41st Starland Design District Classic Victorian beauty with fully restored exterior in area of high interest and active restoration and new construction. Original details abound including restored standing seam roof, and heart pine floors. Buyer to complete interior. Call Lisa Moore at 441-9314 or visit www.morehomesofsavannah.c om*

730 E 48th Ardsley Park Great opportunity to buy in Ardsley for less! Adorable 3 bedroom bungalow with all the details such as wood floors, high ceilings and front porch. This one even has off street parking, a garage, and wonderful courtyard with fountain. A little love and care will make this bungalow fabulous! Call Lisa Moore at 441-9314 or visit www.morehomesofsavannah.c om*

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695-7733. 2 1/2 YEARS IN BUILDING! Finished with the finest materials! Live in the elegant 3 story space plus a carriage house apartment or rent the garden level as a second apartment. This acclaimed jewel sets a standard! Price includes rowhouse off square with walled cour tyard, carriage house apartment, and nicely finished 2-car garage. $699,000. 547 E. Perry Street. 912236-7840

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234-0606 735 East 52nd Street Spacious & charming 2 BR, 1 BA apartment in Ardsley Park with formal dining room, front balcony, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen with stove & refrigerator, central H/A, off street parking. Pet-friendly apartment. $700/mo. Available mid-November. 702 Maupas Avenue Large 3 BR, 1 BA apartment in Baldwin Park with formal dining room, breakfast room, sun room, small bonus room, hardwood floors, cenral H/A, W/D connections, small backyard, off street parking. Petfriendly apartmen. $875/mo. Available mid-December. 10 -12 West 40th Street In the heart of the Starland District. Beautifully renovated 2BR, 1BA, with formal DR, refinished heart pine flooring, ceiling fans, new bathroom & kitchen with ceramic tile floors, C/H/A, total electric and security system. Separate laundry room, private courtyard and front and rear balconies. Pet-friendly apartment. $875/mo and $925/mo with washer/dryer. 320 East Victory Drive Corner of Habersham Street. Over 2,000 sq. ft. of spacious living, 3 BR, 2 BA apartment with fireplace in formal living room. Formal dining room, sun room, large kitchen with stove & refrigerator, breakfast nook with butler’s pantry, central H/A, W/D connections, parking in the rear. Pet-friendly apartment. $975/mo.

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THUNDERBOLT 2612 WHATLEY UNIT 11- 3BD,2BA, $1,000.00 2812 WHATLEY-3BD,2 BA, $1,100.00

ISLANDS 103 OYSTER SHELL RD-3BD, 2 BA CONDO-$995.00 4 TEAKWOOD RD- 3BD, 2BA, $1,375.00 115 SYCAMORE CROSSING-3BD,2BA, $1,100.00 127 ST. ANDREWS WAY- 4BD, 2.5BA, $1,300.00 32 MAPMAKER LN- 3BD, 2BA, APPT ONLY$900.00 15 ROPEMAKER COURT- 4BD, 2 BA, $1050.00 110 SOUTH SHEFTALL- 3BD, 2BA, $1,100.00 32 HIGHPOINT- 3BD, 2 BA, $1,150.00 (AVAIL OCT) 2 E. DEERWOOD- 3 BD, 2 BA $975.00 (AVAIL OCT) 108 BINNACLE- 3BD, 2BA, $1,000.00 106 BLUE HERON- 3BD, 2.5BA $1375.00

SOUTHSIDE 129 RED FOX- 3BD, 2BA, $1,250.00 11 OAKMOUNT RD- 3 BD, 2 BA , $1,375.00 (AVAIL MID OCT) 10 PUTTERS PLACE- 3BD, 2.5BA, $1200.00 9 DELMAR- 3BD, 1.5 BA, ($950.00) 113 JUNIPER CR- 4BD, 2BA, $950.00 165 GREENBRIAR CT- 3BD, 2BA, $850.00 2 RUSTIC LN -3BD, 2BA, $1050.00

SPRINGFIELD 1023 WALNUT CT-3BD, 1BA, $650.00

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311 W. Henry Completely renovated triplex near SCAD, with great rental history. Two cottages are 2BR/1BA units and one cottage is 3BR/1BA unit. All new appliances, electrical, HVAC and plumbing. Great Investment! $315,000 Call Lori Judge, Judge Realty 484-1514 *

307 Briarcliff Circle Windsor Forest Easy walk to Windsor Forest Elementary and Windsor Forest High School! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, dining room, den and family room. New carpet and garage has been converted into a nice family room. Two car carport and a fenced in backyard with metal storage building. Roof and AC compressor 1 year old and house is well above grade with no flooding problems. Some furnishings for sale. Call Betty Stevenson at 912-351-0510 or 912-224-5200.*

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1 Moss Hammock Lane One of few remaining lots at the Landings. Corner lot in upscale neighborhood, custom Home plans available. Build you dream home! Asking $185,900. Call Sonja Bannon, Judge Realty @ 912-441-4470.

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1507 Grove St Absolutely charming Eastern Victorian bungalow! This move in ready 2BR/1BA home is remodeled with new central heat and air, electric and plumbing system. Fenced in yard great for entertaining. New fixtures and adorable paint job make this a must see property! Great for 1st time home buyer or investor! Move in today for just $85,000 Call Lori Judge or Sheri Cermak, Judge Realty 236-1000 *

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Get your Lawn and Landscape Prepped for Winter

LORI JUDGE Broker

By Patty Rietkovich, E.O. Home builders Association of Greater Savannah

The shorter days and crisp temperatures that signal the start of fall are upon us, and there is no better time to take stock of your lawn and landscaping as you prepare for winter. Tackling a few lawn and home care activities now can pay long-term dividends. Plan Your Fall Planting Landscapers agree that fall is the best season for planting trees, shrubs and perennials, as well as the ideal time of the year to fertilize grass lawns, especially in the cooler climates. Many nurseries and garden centers put plants on sale in the fall and most of them will be good-sized plants with a full season of growth behind them, so take advantage of the savings by getting started early. Plants planted in the fall benefit from cooler air temperatures, not to mention soil temperatures still warm enough to support good root growth. After a winter of dormancy, fall-planted trees and shrubs practically shoot out of the soil the following spring. Take Stock of Your Lawn Fall also is a great time for new grass seed to take root, so consider reseeding in selected areas. Reseeding also eliminates areas for weeds to grow in the spring. Fertilize your lawn one more time with a high nitrogen fertilizer to encourage root growth. Look for a lawn fertilizer labeled “winterizing.” It’s also a good idea to rake leaves and debris off your lawn in the fall. Put some muscle into it and rake out any areas where heavy thatch has built up. Cut your lawn one last time after it has stopped growing, but before the first snow. Adjust your mower setting to cut your lawn to about one inch. Lawn care experts suggest doing the final mowing with a bagger to pick up cut grass, stray leaves and other debris. To Aerate or Not to Aerate? Lawn aeration involves the removal of small soil plugs or cores out of the lawn. Aerators typically extract 1/2 to 3/4 inch diameter cores of soil and deposits them on your lawn to allow air, moisture and fertilizer to penetrate down to the root zone. Even with meticulous care, lawns can thin out and lose color due to excessive thatch buildup, hard or compacted soils, or periods of high temperature, high humidity, or drought. According to The Lawn Institute, more than two-thirds of American lawns are growing on compacted soils. These soils slowly reduce the amount of oxygen contained in the soil, thus retarding the penetration of both water and nutrients. Aerating and overseeding is recognized by experts as the best treatment to control thatch, reduce compaction, fill-in bare spots and revitalize growth. Here are the key benefits: Loosens compacted soil and increases the availability of water and nutrients.

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House for Rent 9 17th Place Tybee Island 2 bedrooms/2baths, highceilings, pets ok with deposit. Long term $1,250 per month, month to month. Go to website www.tybeecoquinacottage.com

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3 bedroom, 1 bath, Historic District house. Has it all! Clean, like new, open living room, CHA, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fenced, porches, beautiful wood floors. Near Kroger and Starfish Cafe. $1000/monthly. Lease negotiable. Call 912-341-8004 or 912695-5426. FOUR STAR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, 912897-3138 PETS NEGOTIABLESAVANNAH GORDONSTON (furnished apartment) 1840 Skidaway Road 2bd/1ba, upstairs apartment, private entrance, central heat/air, of f street parking. $600. GORDONSTON (unfurnished apar tment) 1840 Skidaway Road 2bd/1ba downstairs apartment, with hardwood floors, kitchen. LR, DR, sunroom,

CARRIAGE HOUSE 1bedroom, newly built, garage optional. $850/mo. 912-6612455.

Commercial Property Eastside Commercial Building 2,600 + sq. feet. Great location. Front and back access, large bay with overhead door. Offices and baths. Call Betty Stevenson with Prudential at 912351-0510 or 912-2245200.* Building Lot Eastside 45x110 approximate size. Priced to sell at $30,000. Call Betty Stevenson with Prudential at 912351-0510 or 912-2245200*

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925 E/ 37th Street Large commercial property. over 13,000 square feet. A lot of potential! Owner financing available. $175,000. Call Lori Judge Judge Realty 484-1514.*

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734 E 48th Street Ardsley Park Coin Laundry Price includes 4BR/2BA brick bungalow at 734 E. 48th St. and Laundry Mat at 3107 Waters Avenue. Live in bungalow while you run your own successful business! $375,000 Call Judge Realty 236-1000*

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ONE AND ALL! Beginning your home search? With so many houses advertised, and so many real estate companies from which to choose, will you need to call them all to gather information about each of the homes you like? No. You only need one agent, no matter how many homes you want to see. Actually, you should choose an agent before you even begin your home search. Here's why. Most agents are able to show not only their own listings, but those of all other agents too. Agents have a professional fee-splitting arrangement that encourages showings of all homes, so you can see as many as possible, without the inconvenience of moving from agent to agent.

Agents and companies provide each other with complete information on all homes for sale, so you can work with a single agent to obtain details about any property you choose. This reduces the tedium of explaining your objectives over and over with different agents. The agent can then take the time to locate specific homes that fit your needs, and then preview them to eliminate those which are unsuitable. Finally, the agent will set appointments to see a wide selection that fit your criteria. Taking time to select an

CHARMING BRICK BUNGALOW Beautiful brick bungalow offers large open rooms, hardwood floors, huge updated kitchen, living room, dining room, sunroom, and large bath on ground level. Stairs to floored attic reveal a working half bath, with room to expand living space by almost 1000 sq. ft. Situated on large corner lot with park view! 302 East 49th Street, $305,000.

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517 East Harris Street FURNISHED, month to month rental and a great house. 3 story free standing home with enclosed porch, 3 bedrooms, one used for an excercise room, 2 fireplaces, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, 2 of f street parking spaces and fenced and gated courtyard. Move right in, everything you need is there. $1800 per month. Call Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912 507-9800 *

1315 S.E. 36th Street Newly Renovated 2BR/1BA House with Central Heat & Air, Washer/Dryer, Front Porch and much more! Move in today for only $625/month Call Judge Realty 236-1000*

deck, and w/d available, central heat/air. $900 POOLER GODLEY PARK SUBDIVISION WAVERLY SUBDIVISION (unfurnished homes for rent) Near the airport. New homes & townhomes. 2, 3, & 4bd. Furnished kitchens. From $800 to $1550. Move-in discounts available.

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107 Whitaker St. Commercial space basement level. Brick walls and unfinished. 4764 sq.ft. in a great location corner of Whitaker and Broughton. Great investment opportunity. $595000. Call Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 507-9800*

Courtyard & offstreet parking $750/month And 1Bedroom, 1Bath for $500/month Contact: 912-484-5181 or 912-220-1020 fvenetico@hotmail.com * Spacious downtown apartment for rent. Front and back porches, washer & dryer hookup, off-street parking, courtyard and MUCH more. Must See! Please call 912247-8164. *

all utilities and cable TV. Call 912-232-4750.

ARDSLEY PARK Beautiful! Spacious Duplex apartment w/2-bedrooms, Fireplace, living room, dining room, sunroom, hardwood floors t h r o u g h o u t . Washer/dryer connections. Water/trash, lawn service paid. $ 9 0 0 / m o n t h , $900/Security. Available 10/20. 1-800579-1923

ARDSLEY PARK CAR138 W. 51st Street. RIAGE HOUSE, 1 bedNewly renovated room apt., Hardwood triplex, across SCAD's Montgomery Hall Bldg. floors, High ceilings, Painted, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Freshly HISTORIC DISTRICT 3_79x6newlywedALMH.ai 5/10/04 1:58:27 PM offBonus Room, LR, Washer/Dryer, 1310 E. HENRY ST. parking. kitchen, washer/dryer, street Four Units Available H/W floors, Cen H/A, $650/month includes

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W E L L I N G S 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartments, 1200 sqft, separate living room, dining room. Completely remodeled with Central Heat/Air, Washer/Dryer furnished, dishwasher, fireplace, kitchens by Ikea. Off-street parking, 6-month to one-year leases. $795/month William 912-412-5517 or Lazaro @ 912-2720382.

LOFTS ON DRAYTON Historic District. Upscale 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Available late September, $1250. Security

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Roommates Wanted WILMINGTON ISLANDsomeone to share 2bedroom 2-bath apartment. $384/month plus half utilities. Deposit and references required. Call 912-8973095 SHARE 5 Bedroom house on Tybee. $400 month. Parking and all utilities. Alternative lifestyle OK. No pets or drug abusers. 9am10pm, 912-272-8883. FEMALE NEEDED TO SHARE 4-bedroom 2bath house in midtown. Washer/dryer, fenced yard, pets ok. $300/month. Call 912655-4668

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518 East Duffy Street A beautiful newly re-done home with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Kitchen has a sub zero fridge, dishwasher, honed granite countertops and travertine floors. The rest of the house has original heart of pine floors, plaster walls in good shape, and 3 fireplaces. W/D included. $225,000 Alexander Grikitis 912.220.1700 John Giles 912.220.1667.

1 Little Comfort The Landings Graciously appointed French Colonial style home on Palmetto Golf Course. Over 6,500 +/square feet of luxurious living space. 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 2 half baths. Features wired surround sound, gourmet kitchen and many more extras. Situated on a beautifully wooded 1 acre +/- lot. Priced at $1,600,000. Alexander Grikitis 912.220.1700/ John Giles 912.220.1667.

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701 East 49 th Street – Newly Renovated! Spectacular 2-story brick home in Ardsley Park – 3600+/- square feet newly renovated and landscaped. Home features 4 bedrooms/2 baths including Master Suite plumbed for large Master bath and separate laundry facility. Beautifully painted and appointed. Hardwoods throughout, 2 fireplaces, outdoor shower, 2 car garage, and patio. Large private fenced yard on corner lot. A perfect family home! Priced at $475,000. Ellie Titus 912-3134955 / Linda Bray 912-507-8500.

2008 Whitaker Circa 1900. Beautiful row house with many architectural details with 2004 updates. Same layout as 2006 Whitaker Street. Complete with coveted off-street parking and a courtyard. Within walking distance of SCAD's future Richard Arnold Campus. Priced at $219,000 Roy Hill 912.844.4000

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Circa 1883.Classic Savannah townhouse on one of the best streets in the Historic District. Three story building with floor to ceiling windows leading to front balcony. Home features include 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 6 fireplaces, and numerous original interior details. All this plus a brick carriage house. Priced for immediate sale at $599,000. Call John Zipser 912224-2001 or Jeannie Sims 912-6561638 for details.

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15 W. Jones Street 1850’s Row House, with carriage house. Currently rented as apartments, this is a unique opportunity to create a signature property on Savannah ’s most prestigious street. $875,000. Roy Hill 912-844-4000.

Jefferson Commons Be the first to own one of these six - 2 bedroom, 2 bath condos in the heart of the Historic District. Conveniently located close to SCAD. Features 4 fireplaces, spiral stair case, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Gated, off street parking. $196,000 each John Giles 912.220.1667 Alexander Grikitis 912.220.1700.

Coming Soon! A high-end historic Condominium Community... West Park / A Condominium. Two and three bedroom spacious floor plans just 2 blocks from Forsyth Park. Just steps from all of the historic district has to offer. Units include stainless appliances, plasma TV, granite counters and surveillance systems. Priced from $280,000 to $300,000. Alex Grikitis 912.220.1700 John Giles 912.220.1667.

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Park Place on Park Avenue Four condos located in an historic building close to Forsyth Park, SCAD and shopping. Currently undergoing renovation, available August 2005. $174,000 to $177,000 each Roy Hill 912-844-4000 ONLY 2 LEFT!

1317 – 1331 Newcastle Street A city block of commercial building fronting Newcastle Street in the heart of Brunswick ’s waterfront redevelopment district. $2,000,000 Call Richard Johns at 912-571-9153 or Ellie Titus at 912-313-4955 for more details.

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616 E. 58th Street Newly Renovated, 3 bedroom/1 Bath Home. Attached Garage, back deck, sunroom, Fenced in back yard, New Appliances (comes w/ W/D) $235,000 John Giles 912.220.1667 Alexander Grikitis 912.220.1700.


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