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Volume 5, No. 48, August 23, 2006

On the cover: Collage by Brandon Blatcher, photos by Jim Morekis

News 6 9 10 Cover Story 6

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Cover Story Extreme makeover Community Savannah lands Internet “brain business” City Notebook News from around town Jane Fishman Integrity, increasingly rare Blotter From SPD reports News of the Weird Strange but true Earthweek The week on your planet

Culture Art Patrol Exhibitions and openings 25 Cuisine J. Christopher’s 20 Music 18

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Classifieds Crossword Puzzle Mental Fun 34 Sudoku Puzzle It’s all the rage 38 Classifieds They call it “junk,” you call it “couch” 31

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wed, aug 23 Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus

What: The world-famous circus comes to town. Meet the animals and performers at The All-Access Pre-Show that will be held one hour before each performance. When: Aug. 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 26 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Aug. 27 at 1:30 p.m. Where: The Savannah Civic Center’s Martin Luther King Jr. Arena. Cost: Tickets are $29, $25, $17 and $14. On opening night, all Loge and Mezzanine seats are $12. There will be a $5 military discount Thursday through Sunday and a $5 children’s discount Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Call: 651-6556 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For group tickets, call Kate Markland at 1-888-770-1876.

thu, aug 24 What: The Savannah Sand Gnats take on the Rome Braves for a four-game series, then play the Charleston RiverDogs for another four-game series. There will be fireworks after Friday’s game. When: The Gnats play the Braves Aug. 24, 25 and 26 at 7:05 p.m. and Aug. 27 at 2:05 p.m. The Gnats play the RiverDogs Aug. 28, 29, 30 and 31 at 7:05 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. Cost: Box seats $9.50, reserved seats, $7.50 and general seating $6. Call: 351-9150.

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Fabulous Free Week at the Jepson Center

What: The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Telfair Museum of Art are sponsoring free admission at the Jepson Center. There are five exhibits to see, including selections from the Walter O. Evans collection of African American art. Free admission also entitles visitors to experience ArtZeum, an interactive exhibit for children with hands-on activities. When: Admission is free through Aug. 27. Hours of operation are Monday from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Cost: Free. Call: 790-8800 or visit www.telfair.org.

AASU Masquers Continue Meshuggah-Nuns

What: This musical theater production about singing and dancing nuns who take a cruise was so popular when the Masquers first presented it, it is being brought back for an encore run. The Little Sisters of Hoboken take the Faiths of All Nations cruise. The musical Fiddler on the Roof is to be presented as onboard entertainment, but when the cast becomes sick, the nuns must put on their own musical -- with the help of the star of Fiddler, the only cast member who has not fallen ill. When: Aug. 24, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Jenkins Theater. Cost: $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Call: 927-5381 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 921-5496 for group rates.

fri, aug 25 Savannah Salt Water Shootout

What: The SKA King Fishing Tournament will be held to benefit the Kicklighter Foundation. There also will be arts, crafts, entertainment and fun for the entire family. When: Aug. 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. to midnight and Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where: River Street. Call: 234-0295 or visit www.riverstreetsavannah.com.

Founder’s Day Celebration

What: To help celebrate the 90th anniversary of the National Park Service, the staff at Fort Pulaski National Monument will hold this celebration with musket drills, Civil War soldier talks, guided fort tours and presentations on other units of the National Park Service. When: Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument, located on U.S. Highway 80 east of Savannah. Cost: An entrance fee of $3 per person is charged. Ages 15 and under are admitted free.

Carla Ulbrich in Concert

What: Carla Ulbrich is a singer, songwriter and finger-style guitarist, as well as a musical humorist. This concert is presented by the Savannah Folk Music Society. When: Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Private residence at 7801 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Cost: $10 donation. Call: 786-6903 or visit www.savannahfolk.org.

Sat, aug 26 Shorebirds & Shorelines

What: A Wilderness Southeast expert birding guide will introduce visitors to Tybee Island’s unique barrier island habitat as well as some of the long distance flyers returning to the Georgia coast after nesting in the Arctic. When: Aug. 26 from 9-11 a.m. Where: Tybee North Beach. Meet at the end of Polk Street, across from the recycling center. Cost: $10 per person. Call: 897- 5108 for reservations, which are required.

Sun, Aug 27 Illustrations in Jazz with the Ben Tucker Trio

What: The Coastal Jazz Association will present the Ben Tucker Trio’s Illustrations in Jazz Tucker is one of Savannah’s best-known musicians. A native of Tennessee, Tucker moved to Savannah in the early 1970s and helped shape the face of Savannah’s jazz scene. At the age of 12, he began playing the trumpet and later began playing the string bass violin. By the 1960s, he was one of the most respected bassists in jazz and was regularly performing and recording with greats such as Herbie Mann, Buddy Rich, Quincy Jones, Mel Torme and many more. Other members of the trio are drummer Billy Hoffman and guitarist Bruce Spradley. When: Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. Where: Cobblestone Conch House, 225 W. River St. Cost: $10 general public, members of the CJA are admitted free.

mon, aug 28 Regional Theatre Roundtable

What: Savannah Stages will present a regional theater roundtable to discuss current, upcoming and potential work in an open and informal setting. When: Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Call: 232-6080.

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3604 Hopkins comes down in this sequence of photos

‘OK, let ‘er rip.’

That’s the call from city Property Maintenance supervisor Larry Duncan to Danny Spells, the bulldozer operator who’ll demolish two dilapidated buildings at the corner of West 52nd Street and Hopkins Avenue on the city’s westside. 1010 W. 52nd St., the smaller of the two, will go first. It’s boarded up, with significant portions of the roof and exterior disintegrated. Extensive termite damage is visible in wall studs as well as foundation sills, some of which are so degraded they seem to melt into the topsoil.




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Spells expertly maneuvers the bulldozproperty. er, first taking down the rear of the house “It’s not just about cleaning up neighwith the bulldozer’s claw, then driving onto borhoods. It’s about getting people to the resulting debris to swing the claw down change behavior in neighborhoods,” says on the front of the house. City Manager Michael Brown. Wood is no match for steel, and within “We’ve been told by public and elected ten minutes the deed is done. Spells rolls officials to end the stereotype of Savannah over to 3604 Hopkins Avenue, about forty as a ‘pretty lady with a dirty face,’” Brown feet away. explains. “We’re cleaning up the face and This house has suffered extensive fire helping people to keep it clean. It’s not acdamage in the kitchen area at the rear of ceptable what’s out there.” the house. The flames clearly reached well Pauline Haywood, who has 12 years of into the attic area, rendering much of the prior government experience in neighborrafters into carbonized strips. The heat was hood work, is the coordinator of the proso intense that a nearby city garbage congram, now in its second year. tainer is partially melted. “We go out six weeks in advance and do Whoever lived here left most of their an initial conditions report on what the arthings after the fire. The house, which is ea’s like,” she says. “All owners are notified completely open to anyone willing to neabout what violations they have and the gotiate its rotting and burned infrastruclength of time they have to correct them.” ture, is still full of furniture and personal For example, with something as minor possessions. as an overgrown Spells swings the lot, the owner will bulldozer’s claw through be given ten days to a flimsy fence separatcut the grass. ing the two properties. He “But if we go in begins demolition at the six weeks later and rear of the house. When the lot is still overthat’s done, almost as an grown, we cut the afterthought he swings the grass and the owner claw through a couple of is billed for it,” says small outbuildings in the Haywood. “Either backyard. way, it has to be Then he takes the bulldone.” dozer up onto the crushed Demolition of rear of the house. After dilapidated propspecifically targeting the erty is of course chimney, which falls to the more complicated. ground with a whump, he Contrary to some begins taking out the front public opinion, of the house in earnest. the demolitions do A few well-placed not involve the city Danny Spells at the wheel blows from the claw and gaining eminent dothe facade of 3604 Hopkins main over the propcomes down onto itself. erties in question, The only reminder of the home’s former which remain in the hands of the original life is a large electric wire spool, colorowner after the demolition is complete. fully painted and converted into a table. It “These are cases of buildings only being stands poignantly amid the debris of the demolished for health and safety reasons,” now-destroyed front porch. says Michael Brown. “This is not a case of taking something to reuse it.” “We go through all the proper chanLast Thursday’s demolition at 52nd and Hopkins is part of the city’s ongoing nels,” says Larry Duncan, Property Mainte“Operation Clean Sweep” program. In an nance supervisor for the city’s westside. effort to cut down on urban blight in the “We contact the owners and give them city’s more disadvantaged neighborhoods, a certain amount of time, usually 60 days, Clean Sweep targets a certain area of town to respond and decide what they want to every other week for a day of intense do, if they want to address the problems attention. themselves,” he says. Half a dozen buildings have been deSometimes the city gets a waiver from molished in the last two Clean Sweeps, property owners, which allows the city to with about 16 tons of garbage and rubble execute the demolition with less paperbeing removed. work and legal effort. Demolishing dilapidated buildings is “The waiver’s actually the easiest way to only the most camera-friendly aspect of go – and that’s what this is,” Duncan says, the program. Additionally, overgrown lots referring to this West 52nd Street corner. are cut, derelict vehicles are towed, and The cost of the demolition -- usually firefighters walk to every house in the tarabout three or four thousand dollars -- typgeted area, giving away smoke detectors. ically is billed back to the property owner, While a certain amount of bureaucratic Duncan says, often in the form of liens on do-goodism is always inherent in such a the property. program, Clean Sweep also puts the onus on property owners to take more personal continued on page 8 responsibility for the condition of their

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“It’s appropriate and legally necessary,” says the city manager about billing property owners for the city’s work. “We’re representing the taxpayers. Why should the city go clean up private property for free?” he asks. Brown says there “are mechanisms down the road by which liens can be excused.” He says most often the case by which this can happen is for affordable housing to be built in the same location. “The quid pro quo is actual construction of affordable housing,” Brown emphasizes. “Not planning, not deciding, but actual construction has to begin -- and only then are these things forgiven.” Despite the cost factor, more often than not, city officials say, owners of blighted property are only too happy to see city demolition crews go into action. “It gives homeowners the opportunity to have the city do it for them. A lot of people don’t have the financial wherewithal to take on something like that themselves,” Duncan says. “Some people say, ‘I’d rather have you do it.’” Duncan says a common scenario with dilapidated buildings in Savannah is that an elderly homeowner dies and leaves the property to relatives who may not have the finances or the inclination to do anything with the vacated property. That in fact is the case with the two properties at 52nd and Hopkins, which is directly across from the school board’s Adult Education Center. “I’m glad that homeowners have this option,” Duncan says. “It’s going to enhance the community. It helps with security concerns. It’ll help with safety issues, with this school so close. And it’ll cut down on illegal activities, because now nobody can get into these houses, which have basically been wide open.” It takes some time to put all this in motion, says Haywood, explaining the reason for Operation Clean Sweep’s typical sixweek window for action in each targeted area. “We have to be diligent in contacting the owners and going through all the proper steps, and that takes time.” A visual inspection of the target area identifies blighted properties that may be candidates. Then, a structural evaluation is made to determine whether demolition is the best route. “Some places look like they need to be torn down when really they may not need to be,” she says. Brown -- who primarily credits the vision of Assistant City Manager Israel Small for Operation Clean Sweep’s initial adoption -- says the targeted buildings “do not have merit, and no one’s arguing they have merit. In Savannah we’re almost alone in saving structures that have merit -- we’re almost out there by ourselves. Most cities tear down and then ask questions. But these are structures that do not have merit. They are a blight upon the community.” Eventually, Haywood hopes that Operation Clean Sweep will prompt more proactive efforts from the community to give

makeovers to blighted areas. “We’ve been doing Clean Sweeps for less than two years now. We want to get to the point where more people are contacting us first.” The next Clean Sweep is this weekend, Aug. 26, in the Midtown area. For Michael Brown’s part, he gives no truck to criticisms that the program is heavy-handed and goes too far. “I don’t think we’ve gone far enough,” he says bluntly. “I’ll gladly apologize to anyone who thinks we’re going too slow.” Tearing down houses is the easy part. Building communities is much harder. That’s why the city also has a program called “Not In My Neighborhood,” which works together with Operation Clean Sweep to try to make lasting change in blighted communities. “Once we get work done in the neighborhoods, Not In My Neighborhood is the sustainability part of it,” says Pauline Haywood. “The next part is, once you get it clean, how to keep it clean.” Nathaniel Glover is the city’s Neighborhood Services coordinator. “Our purpose with Not In My Neighborhood is to bring the community onboard – churches, businesses, neighborhoods,” he says. “If we can get the church to clean up their exterior, and the school to clean up their area, and the businesses to do the same, we’ll cut down on a lot of this blight. We want to get everybody together and trying to make a difference.” Echoing any number of community activists over the years, Glover says fighting apathy is a constant struggle. “People have a lot more power than they think they do. They just have to exercise it,” Glover says. “That’s the challenge, and that’s the fight.” Haywood says residents are beginning to be more active with Clean Sweep’s aim, “particularly in areas where we’ve got active youth groups” doing things like cutting grass. She says in her experience with neighborhood work, community involvement is cyclical. “It really depends on the situation. There’s no one thing that gets people all worked up. It depends on what the situation is in that neighborhood,” she says. “And it’s not just Savannah that’s like that. That’s how it is throughout neighborhoods -- sometimes they work hard, and then go into a lull, and pretty soon come back again.” Haywood says while the work can be frustrating at times, “I always believe that things are going to get better -- and they are. The goal is that everybody will be part of it and it will become an everyday part of their lives. That’s my vision,” she says. “If people continue to see things happen that they’ve wanted to see happen for some time, they’ll begin to see that they can make things better themselves.” w To comment, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com


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John Leonard was impressed with website and act as a customer service cenSavannah’s beauty. But it was the city’s ter for users. “brain” -- its workforce availability and Leonard has worked in the meditechnical infrastructure -- that made him cal industry since 1993, dealing directly decide to base his web-based business, The with physicians. He is the CEO of another Stat Doctor Inc., here. company, The Doc Depot, and Baig is its The Stat Doctor is a service provider for president. medical professionals that “We believe we have the will allow doctors to issue right people in place,” Leonard prescriptions, access esaid. “We’ve already started hirmail service, view the latest ing programmers.” medical news and use other The company partnered services geared toward with the Savannah Economic their specific needs. Development Authority, the The new company is city and the county is arranglocated on Bay Street above ing to locate here. Leonard Churchill’s Pub and offisaid the company considered cially opened Aug. 1. The several cities before choosing 1,500 square-foot loft will Savannah. serve as The Stat Doctor’s “We’ve been looking around headquarters, with design, the country for a lot of years,” development and customer he said. “The first thing I can service centers there. say about Savannah is that the The company was lured local government exhibits an to Savannah by The Creunderstanding of what it takes John Leonard ative Coast Initiative, which to do today’s technology. at the Stat Doctor partnered with the Savannah “The other thing that stands Economic Development Au- announcement held at out is that the city and county thority to extol Savannah’s governments work together,” Churchill’s last week assets. It is the 15th business Leonard said. ‘There isn’t any that The Creative Coast has helped expand competition with each other. We can’t afor locate in Savannah. ford to have city infighting.” “We are announcing a new company, a Add to that the high quality of life in new knowledge-based business,” said Chris Savannah, and the city became the compaMiller, executive director of The Creative ny’s choice. “I feel Savannah is a great place Coast. “This type of company typically not only to start, but to grow,” Leonard pays the highest wages. That will contribsaid. ute to the community in a meaningful Chatham County Commission Chairway.” man Pete Liakakis and Savannah Mayor But it isn’t just in wages that the city will Otis Johnson were on hand to welcome benefit, Miller said. “Their presence will The Stat Doctor. further reinforce Savannah as a smart city,” “What’s so great about Savannah and he said. Chatham County is that they support busiThe company operates its Web site at ness or industry when they come here,” Liwww.thestatdoctor.com/. Such a service is akakis said. “We want to see it grow.” important because it will expedite patient “We are high on knowledge-based busicare by collecting and distributing elecness,” Johnson said as he presented a digitronic prescriptions. tal key to the city to Leonard. “We know it The site’s e-mail service is approved by is the way of the 21st Century.” the Health Insurance Portability and AcSEDA President Rick Winger noted countability Act, which protects patient that there are more than 400 brain-based privacy. While HIPAA’s intentions are businesses in Savannah. “They have highgood, it does limit communication. paying jobs with no pollution,” he said. “While the world has become comput“Every city in the country would love to erized, often relying on the Internet, to have an announcement like this one.” date, patient privacy has prevented such efMiller said as soon as Leonard saw the ficiencies in the medical fields,” Miller says. space on Bay Street, he knew it was the “Not the case anymore! And a company right one. However, there is a serious lack now based in Savannah is leading the way of parking nearby. in this exciting field.” “We have a housewarming gift,” Miller The company will be directed by Leonsaid, presenting Leonard with a 50cc retro ard, CIO Arif Baig and Vice President of Vespa scooter from Coastal Scooters. Operations Dave Huesemann. For now, it “This is mixed use of a high density has a staff of nine. environment. This type of business doesn’t By January 1, the company is expected need vast tracts of land. The idea is to give to hire eight programmers, two graphics/ them the tools they need and the talent.” w user interface specialists and 20 customer service representatives. With these employTo comment, e-mail us at ees, it will continue to develop its main letters@connectsavannah.com




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They LOVE THE NIGHT LIFE CREOLE RED’S TALENT SHOW: At right, Guilty Party competes for the prize

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PLANE IN THE SNAKES

Two men narrowly escaped injury Saturday morning after their plane ran out of runway at a west Chatham County Landing strip. Police and firefighters responded to the scene shortly after 8:30 a.m. on a report of the crash. The crash occurred in the tree line of the runway located off Hinesville Road in the Ogeechee Farms community near Highway 17. That’s where the Cessna 172-L single-engine aircraft made a “hot landing,” according to pilot Roy Elliot of Hilton Head. Elliot and his passenger Gorman Burnett of Hilton Head were the only two people aboard the plane when it crashed.


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Integrity, increasingly rare Which is why I like my mechanic. It’s surely not his decades-old Field and Stream magazines. It’s that he’s always there. But is he any smarter than other mechanics? I don’t know. My cars are running. He doesn’t jerk me around. He does what he says he’ll do. Hey, I thought Andrew Young was smart. Then I read his bigoted, Mel Gibson-like comments about who runs momand-pop grocery stores and how they’ve been screwing the small communities for years, which is when I learn for the first time how Young has been shilling for WalMart, aka Sprawl Mart, a company that allows people to park their RVs in their parking lots overnight and blows us away by their low prices, but can’t seem to find a way to divvy up their billions to pay any benefits to their workers. They must have been paying Young a nice piece of change, that’s all I can say. Maybe he’s supporting a drug habit or another family and needs the money. But he’ll never get another vote from me, I know that much. On days that I read about Young - and the way the Marines may have destroyed or withheld evidence about the killing of 24 Iraqi soldiers - I think about integrity. I think about straight-out dependability. On the most basic of levels, I think whatever else happens in the world, a least I have a mechanic I can trust. So, with another out-of-town trip looming and the things at the bottom of the list making their way to the top, I start out early in the day, jam my bike into my station wagon and head for the mechanic. When I don’t see many cars parked out front I think, I’m in luck. I beat the crowd. OK, so the huge rollback garage doors are down. Maybe I’m earlier than I thought. Maybe they’re getting a late start. Then I look up at their sign for some Biblical inspiration. Instead, I read, “Williams OK Tire is closed. Thank you for your business.” That’s when I start to get the picture. I stand there like an idiot and think if it was anyone else I’d be feeling betrayed. But for some reason, I’m happy for the guy. He’s a rare breed. w E-mail Jane at gofish5@earthlink.net

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I’m a little paranoid about my new - 1996 - Taurus station wagon. Nothing’s wrong. She’s driving great. She only has 35,000 miles under her belt. But I want to do right by her. I want her to be happy. Still, until I go out of town again, taking her in to get serviced is last on my list of things to do. My truck, on the other hand, has been running ragged for years. The emergency brake light goes on - when the brake is off. The panel lights don’t go on at all, especially challenging at night. The window on the driver’s side hasn’t opened in years, tough when I want to talk to someone and have to open the door to be heard. But I don’t worry. Why should I worry? I have a great mechanic, someone I trust, someone I’ve used for years, someone who will look me straight in the eye - chewing tobacco firmly in place under his tongue or wherever it lodges - and give me the straight skinny. I don’t even mind the Biblical passages he puts on his outdoor green and white sign. From someone else it might be smarmy and preachy. But not from Jim. I’m assuming he’s giving me the same latitude when he sees my political bumper stickers. It’s a great thing to have a good mechanic. Kind of like having a good hair dresser, although out of desperation once when I was doing family stuff in Detroit and needed a quick pick-me-up before meeting the gang I went straight from the airport to a strip mall beauty salon open seven days a week and as a walkup, no appointment necessary, got a hair cut from a complete stranger, Olga, new to the States. From Belarus, in the country formerly known as Russia. She cut it dry, too. Twelve dollars, $15 with a shampoo. Frightfully less than I pay in Savannah. Pretty good cut, too, though I haven’t returned. Likewise, I haven’t had any trouble returning to my fancy place on Broughton Street. We have a history. Must be the art, who I’ll see there, the latest New Yorkers, the offer of water or coffee. Let’s face it, good service counts for a lot. Even more when a business manages to keep it up.

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from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports

• Plainclothes detectives arrested three men Aug. 17 after spotting them robbing six people at a downtown pub. The detectives spotted two people acting suspiciously at the intersection of Bull and Liberty. The two were wearing bandanas as they robbed restaurant customers sitting at sidewalk tables in front of the Six Pence Pub. One suspect held a gun on the victims while the other began taking their wallets. Officers drew their guns and moved in to arrest both suspects, who ran south on Liberty Street. They were captured after a brief chase. During the pursuit, one suspect dropped a gun and a wallet that were recovered later. Anshawn Stephens, 21, and Korian Flouroy, 18, were arrested and charged with armed robbery and obstruction by fleeing. While they were being apprehended, two other suspects were seen in a car with headlights off picking up a passenger. The car then fled the area at a high rate of speed before it crashed at 37th and Fulmer. Both men ran, but one was apprehended by a K-9 officer. He was later identified as Robert Palmer, 20. Investigation revealed that the car was used to drop off both Flouroy and Stephens in the area of the armed robbery. • An officer responded to a North Lathrop address in response to a shooting. A man told the officer that he and his passenger were in the area looking for his brother. He said they were traveling south on Carolan Street between North Lathrop Street and Clearview Road when a vehicle pulled in front of them and stopped. The man said a man got out of the car and came to the driver’s side. The suspect then stuck a semi-automatic pistol into the car and said, “Give me your goddamned money.” The victim said the driver of the vehicle that cut them off went to the passenger’s side of his car. He said he didn’t see a gun in the driver’s hand. The first suspect tried to get the keys out of the ignition and the victim struggled and put the car in reverse. The suspect shot the victim in his left leg as he backed away. The victim then drove his car around the car that was blocking his path and turned west on Clearview Road. He said that the two suspects pursued them and shot at them while they chased them. After a series of left and right turns, the victim was able to elude the suspects. He was unfamiliar with the streets, so he was not able to tell police his exact path. When the man got to Highway 80, his passenger dialed 911. Forensics was called in and the witness was taken back to the crime scene so he could show officers where the incident took place and their travel path, while the shooting victim was transported to the hospital. Two shell casings, both .45 caliber, were recovered at the scene.

From Top: Flou ro Palmer, and Step y, hens

• Police were called to a shop on Abercorn Street in the downtown area because of a report of a hold-up alarm. On their way to the scene, the call was changed to an armed robbery in progress. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim and got a detailed description of the suspects, which was broadcast to all supporting officers. Two men who matched the descriptions of the suspects were detained a half-block west of the scene. The victim was taken to the location for a “show-up,” but told police neither of the men were the ones who had robbed her. One of the men was released, but the other was taken to the Chatham County Detention Center for an outstanding warrant. The victim said one of the men came into the shop and calmly said, “I need you to do me a favor and give me all your money.” The victim thought the suspect was joking until she saw him holding a box cutter knife in his left hand. The suspect then pulled the telephone off the wall by its cord. The victim gave the suspect all the large bills in the cash box, leaving only $1 bills and change. The suspect then noticed the victim’s purse and asked if there was money inside. At that point, the victim became angry and told the suspect to “get out.” He then tried to get her to lie down on the floor, but she refused, and he left the scene with a second suspect, who acted as a lookout. w

All cases from recent Savannah/Chatham Police Department incident reports. Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020.


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of the Weird

Ewww!

A former police official and current aggressive, respected Wellington, New Zealand, litigator, Rob Moodie, 67, said in July that he is tired of the old-boy network of male lawyers and judges, and that henceforth he will show his disdain by dressing in women’s clothes in court. The worse the “corruption” he senses, the frillier will be his outfits, said the married father of three, who also said he happens to like women’s clothes, but that it took the pervasive male courthouse culture to bring that into the open. Moodie said already he has enjoyed giving “a flash of lace at the urinal” but said he would keep his trademark moustache.

Can’t Possibly Be True

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ference” by almost all police and rescue personnel involved, from ambulance crew to investigating officers to hospital doctors, resulting in the victim, who was severely beaten, being treated merely as a street drunk. (3) In June, the D.C. police’s crime-solving average went down as investigators found 119 more unsolved crimes that had been originally written up only as “injuries.”

Unclear on the Concept

Fine Points of the Law

(1) Researchers at the Russian Plant Institute in St. Petersburg told Russia’s Interfax news agency in June that they had invented a strain of cannabis free of mind-altering properties. (2) And 1976 Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams, speaking in Australia in July, said she “would love to kill George Bush” because of the invasion of Iraq. Officials in Springfield, Vt., denied the liquor-license application of Paul Murphy in July for a paperwork problem without specifying any other disqualifying reason. The officials thus ignored the fact that Murphy is an inmate in the state correctional facility in Springfield and that the location of the liquor service on the application was to be Murphy’s prison address. Said Town Manager Robert Forguites, “We (just) determined that the application was incomplete.”

The District of Calamity

(1) The prime suspects (and their addresses) in a July murder-robbery in Washington, D.C., were actually known to police a month earlier (thanks to a tip from a previous robbery victim), but police didn’t pick them up until after the murder, according to a July Washington Post report. (2) In June, the D.C. inspector general reported that the mugging death of a former New York Times reporter involved “complacency and indif-

(1) The New York Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics ruled in July that judges can, if they wish, carry guns in the courtroom if they are otherwise permitted by state law, provided the judges are “patient, dignified and courteous.” (2) Filing a lawsuit in Santa Ana, Calif., in May, Jinsoo Kim said he had a valid contract in which Stephen Son promised to repay the $170,000 that Kim had invested in Son’s Korean corporation, especially considering that the promise was written entirely with Son’s blood.

Least Competent Animals

(1) “Houdini,” the 12-foot-long Burmese python in Ketchum, Idaho, that accidentally swallowed a large electric blanket in July (and electrical cord, after pulling it from the wall) (Veterinary surgeons managed to remove the whole thing, leaving Houdini in good condition.); (2) “Crash,” the pelican that smashed into a car in Malibu, Calif., and had undergone a month’s rehabilitation (only, when finally released in July, to collide beak-first with some rocks, before successfully lifting off) (Wildlife officials said Crash may have been disoriented from eating toxic algae.); (3) “Barney,” the Doberman pinscher guarding a children’s museum near Wells, England (who lost control and chewed up almost $1 million worth of rare teddy bears in August, including one once belonging to Elvis Presley).

Fetishes on Parade

they had previously counseled had once again resumed his compulsion to rummage through garbage seeking discarded tampons (and leaving notes for the discarders) (July). And Paul Zakszewski, 54, was arrested in Salem, Mass., for having allegedly made audio recordings from women’s restroom stalls (July).

School Daze

(1) At commencement this year at Gallatin High School in Nashville, Tenn., the principal had the valedictorian arrested for trying to make a speech that was reserved for the senior class president. (2) The Buffalo (N.Y.) News reported skyrocketing absentee rates at local high schools this spring because of a new district policy that the lowest possible semester grade would be 50, even for those missing every class (meaning that a grade as low as 80 for one semester could be averaged with a no-show 50 to reach the minimum-passing grade of 65).

By the Way, What Stories Have Been No-LongerWeirded? (III)

Eighty such themes have occurred so frequently that they have been “retired from circulation” since News of the Weird began publishing in 1988, and for the next few months, they’ll be reviewed here. Nowadays, too many burglars coming in from the roof seemingly get stuck in vents or chimneys. And even if burglars get inside, sometimes they fall asleep on the job. And visitors to court houses (not only suspects but ordinary citizens) sometimes forget about their drug stashes when the security guard has them empty their pockets. And some driver’s license applicants, perhaps a little too anxious, pull up in front of the examining station and then accidentally crash into it. Those stories certainly used to be weird, but no longer. w

Police in Groningen, Netherlands, announced that a 40-year-old man whom

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Steven Buelow, whose Vermont prison sentence is up for a rape-murder he committed at age 15, still cannot be released until he proves that he has a place to live, and according to an August report on Burlington’s WCAX-TV, the keenest idea he had was to pick women at random from the Burlington phone book, write them letters describing himself and his prison status, and asking them to take him in (with a total of 15 letters going out). Not surprisingly, at least one woman contacted by the station said she was terrified by the letter and considered moving away, and Buelow said he wouldn’t send out any more. An analysis of government records by The Washington Post revealed in July that a federal agriculture subsidy program to compensate farmers for market-losing crops has evolved, through regulatory interpretation and lax enforcement, into a program that since 2000 has paid $1.3 billion to people who don’t even farm at all. (Although pretax income of all farming was a near-record $72 billion in 2005, federal subsidies actually grew to $25 billion, a sum considerably more than that paid to families receiving welfare.) More than 70 children got separated

from their parents during the Taste of Chicago festival on June 30, but one 6-year-old boy was still unclaimed as of July 7, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, citing a police spokesperson. The boy was eventually turned over to the state Department of Children and Family Services, which found that his family had a spotty record of supporting him even before the festival.


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news|Earthweek

by Steve Newman

Climate Refugees

The United States has become the first country in the world to experience a large migration of people fleeing the effects of global warming, according to a report by a U.S. world affairs study group. Many had expected the first big shifts in population due to climate change to come from the South Pacific, where many island nations are facing the threat of rising sea levels. But the Earth Policy Institute warns that the first massive migration of climate refugees has been that of people moving away from the U.S. Gulf Coast. Institute president Lester Brown said that the approximately quarter of a million people who fled the devastation of Hurricane Katrina last year, and will not return, should now be considered “refugees.” The report warns that “the flow of climate refugees to date numbers in the thousands, but if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced, it could one day number in the millions.”

Ethiopian Inundations

Another round of deadly flooding struck parts of Ethiopia less than a week after surging rivers killed approximately 254 people and left 10,000 others homeless around the eastern city of Dire Dawa. Boats and helicopters were dispatched to the south of the country, where the Omo River killed at least 364 people when it overflowed its banks following heavy downpours. Authorities said they feared several hundred more may have drowned along the river in the remote Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s states. The flood disaster was spreading across many parts of the

contain the few that were still burning.

Earthquakes

country late in the week, and major dams were approaching the breaking point. The nationwide death toll was approximately 900.

Tropical Cyclones

The strongest typhoon to strike China since the formation of the communist government more than 50 years ago killed at least 319 people in four provinces. Tens of thousands of people were left homeless after Typhoon Saomai destroyed 50,000 dwellings in Fujian, Zhejiang and Jiangxi provinces. • Japan suffered a second week of torrential rainfall from passing disturbances as tropical storms Sonamu and Wukong moved over eastern and southern parts of the country. • Hurricane Hector churned the Pacific, west of Mexico.

African Blizzards

A second week of heavy snowfall across many parts of South Africa and Lesotho isolated communities, closed roads and

Temperatures

Jeff Kirk

threatened to bring roofs crashing in. The national SABC broadcaster reported that three people were found dead after they became trapped in snow on Mount Fletcher, in Eastern Cape province. Road crews struggled to clear highways of freak snow that accumulated across the province. On many stretches of roadway, the snow had compacted into a treacherous layer of black ice. This same area of southern Africa has suffered from a bitter Antarctic chill for most of August.

Wildfires Doused

Heavy rain spread across areas of northwestern Spain and northern Portugal where weeks of arson-sparked wildfires have burned an area the size of New York City. The Atlantic cold front responsible for the downpours also dropped temperatures that had soared to 104 degrees Fahrenheit this month to more temperate readings in the 70s. The arrival of the first significant rainfall in the region for months helped 7,000 firefighters finally extinguish most of the blazes, or at least

A powerful earthquake centered in western Mexico rocked buildings in the capital of Mexico City on Aug. 11, prompting workers and residents there to evacuate tall buildings. No significant damage was reported from the magnitude 5.9 quake. • Earth movements were felt in other parts of western Mexico, southern Oklahoma, western Ohio, Malta, Athens, the India-Bangladesh border area, northwest Sumatra, Indonesia’s Banda Sea, Taiwan, the central Philippines and in central and northern parts of New Zealand.

Ugly Sheep Wanted

Scientists in Australia are asking farmers in that country to report any ugly sheep that they might find among their flocks. The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) says its “Xtreme Sheep” campaign is part of an effort to improve the quality of the country’s wool. “It might seem a paradox that ugly wool may be good, but when looking through a genetic profile, the random genetic mistakes act like a flag, speeding up our search to find genes critical to wool formation and synthesis,” project leader Simon Bawden told reporters. SARDI is asking farmers with unsightly lambs that have uneven wool, bald patches, wrinkled skin and other irregularities to send them to the institute for examination instead of culling them. Free transportation will be provided. w

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by Jim Reed

Argyle

A local mix of ska, reggae, punk and hard jam music that’s one of the more unique original bands on our scene. Tues., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

John Banks

Instrumental jazz guitar from a key member of The Sapphire Bullets. Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

The Jeff Beasley Band

Brad Cox. Charlotte’s Strip City Sinners open, with a throat-shredding set of Little Ceasar and Faster Pussycat-esque skag metal that’s as trite as their tattooed, birdflipping press photos, but no less (guilty) pleasureable. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.

High Velocity

Impressive locals offering Southern and classic rock and modern country cover tunes. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Gilley’s (Hinesville).

G.E. Perry & Strange Brew

This young mandolin wizard first came to prominence in The Lowcountry Boil Bluegrass Band, but like other adventurous pickers, he’s eclipsed the stringent confines of that genre to embrace the improvisational elements of jazz. A standout talent. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Local outfit (led by a noted guitarist) playing blues, rock and roadhouse faves. Fri., 9:30 pm, Luna Lounge at Il Pasticcio.

The Denny Philips Band

Established party band (featuring the stellar musicianship and stylish ‘do of bassist Timmy Burke) with a setlist that includes several decades’ worth of pop and rock favorites. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Dolphin Reef Lounge (Tybee).

Deep Cuts

Newly-formed classic rock cover band boasting an eclectic setlist of tunes by such artists as Cream, Led Zeppelin and The Allman Brothers. Sat., 9 pm, King’s Inn (2729 Skidaway Rd.).

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Brad Cox of Grayson Manor

The Billy Hoffman Trio

Jazz combo led by one of the area’s most versatile and experienced trap drummers. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Geoff Koch

Voted Best Singer/Songwriter in St. Louis, Mo., this solo acoustic guitarist’s emotive approach is reminiscent of Ryan

This touring guitarist and singing songwriter describes his music as “traditional acoustic blues/bluegrass/alternative/country/pop with regular original words, and sometimes long words too, put to a melody, and sung with a drawl.” Impressive but reclusive local indie-rock tunesmith Dave Williams opens with a rare set of newish material. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean. w

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The Kieran Daly Duo

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Little Brown Peach

Jazz standards, cabaret tunes and material from the Great American Songbook make up the repertoire of this classicallytrained vocalist and actor. Fri., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Longtime local metal purveyors inspired by seminal groups Alice In Chains and Helmet, as well as modern acts like Deftones. Sat., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.

You’ll think you’ve gone through a wormhole and wound up in 1988 when you see the bedraggled mops, Flying V guitars, wristbands and drumstick-twirling moves of these unabashedly retro Atlanta glammetal throwbacks, led by zealous frontman

Extremely popular local modern rock band with a female vocalist. They play both well-known radio hits and their own independently released original material. Sat., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.

The Roger Moss Quintet

Broken Tyme

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Liquid Ginger

Jam band based out of Valdosta. Fri., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Pub (Downtown).

Bluesey, ‘50s-style rock & roll covers and originals. Thurs. & Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Fri., 9 pm, Mercury Lounge + Mon., Murphy’s Law.

Instrumental soul-jazz quintet which enjoys a growing following. Fri., 7 pm, North Beach Grill + Sat., 9 pm, Tantra Lounge (formerly The Monkey Bar).

Adams as well as a slightly hopped-up Elliot Smith (both avowed influences). Wed., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.


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Interview

by Jim Reed

Local songstress unveils third CD Jan Spillane celebrates with a free show and release party

Jan Spillane can still remember her first forays into the world of music. At the age of five, she says she first began to compose her own lyrics, pluck out melodies on the piano, and dabble in singing. Before the age of ten, this driven performer found herself in a professional recording studio. Perhaps it was her upbringing which aided her in such heady endeavours. Spillane recalls an early childhood filled with music, which is not surprising, given that she comes from a long line of musicians. Later in life she would throw herself into the performing with a passion, becoming immersed in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s singer/ songwriter movement. To this day, she credits such idiosyncratic artists as Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Carly Simon and Carole King as seminal influences on what would later become her own soulful, emotionally direct approach to song craft. “I’m inspired by the world around me,” she says. “I find music in every corner and in every person I meet.” The act of drawing inspiration from personal relationships and acquaintances is not a new development in the world of popular music, but in the case of Spillane’s brandnew album Painting The Blues, it was key to developing the material which makes up the emotional core of the record. “This CD is a little different from my previous two,” Spillane opines. “I think it’ll probably come as a slight surprise to those who have heard those. Folks know me for being more bluesy than anything else, but this is more similar to folk blues than the things I’ve recorded in the past.” “My first album, Gut Feeling, was more of a jazzy, contemporary blues sound. This one reflects that a little bit as well, but I have a feeling that people will see this as me moving in more of. — I don’t know what you’d call it. Maybe a new direction?” Jan’s right in assuming the mood and orchestration of Painting The Blues may throw some of her longtime fans for a bit of a loop. At first blush, her description of the record as being similar to “folk blues” will seem inaccurate —if one assumes that to mean the rural, country blues typified by early

Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins or Sleepy John Estes LPs— but if Spillane is referring to a mixture of both contemporary, keyboard-based blues and modern folk, then her description is on the money. The dozen cuts on this independently released CD run the gamut from the coun-

try-tinged opener “5-Star Hotel,” which sounds not unlike Jan’s idol Joni Mitchell channelling the idyllic, jovial Americana of John Prine, to the plaintive, solo piano ballad “Sure Is Nice” — a brooding paean to true love and happiness that one could easily imagine Aretha Franklin cutting down in Muscle Shoals for producer Jerry Wexler (back in her Atlantic Records years). As if that weren’t enough of a stretch, the driving drumbeat and interplay between acoustic and electric guitars help propel “The Bitter End” into the kind of modern, adult-oriented female-led folk-rock commonly associated with The Indigo Girls or Suzanne Vega. Spillane says the new record is all over the map in part because of the genesis of the material itself. “I consider this to be my most inspired CD to date,” she explains. “By that I mean that many of the songs were inspired by the people who have touched my life in meaningful ways.” “I think that when we started working on the album, there were little more than a few cuts on there that were definitely inspired by particular people. Then as work progressed from one studio to the next, I started to find myself becoming even more inspired by the other musicians on the record. The energy I get from being around other creative players is similar to the feel-


“I used to play a lot of covers in the past when I did solo gigs, because that’s kind of what’s expected of you around here. But now I usually appear with Ben Wells, Annie Allman, Marc Cordray or (guitarist) John Banks, and when I do, we play my music. It can be difficult to find local gigs, but there’s some great places that are open to original stuff, like Tubby’s on River Street and Basil’s Pizza and Deli on Wilmington Island. Offers come in and I accept. So far, so good.” Of late, the most encouraging response Spillane has received to her songwriting skills and self-financed albums has come from over five hundred miles away in a city known as much for breaking hearts as for making careers. “I’ve played in Nashville eight times in the past three months. At well-known songwriter hangouts like The Bluebird and Douglas’ Corner Café. I’ve probably played Open Mic Night at The Bluebird a thousand times in the past fifteen years, and I’m surprised at how great I’ve been going over lately,” says Spillane. “ “Depending on my work schedule, I used to go up there and stay for a month, come back for two days and then head back up there again. That was possible because with the aid of a portable computer, I could take my job with me.” Spillane says that although she loves to perform live in front of an audience, it’s as a published songwriter that she really hopes to both earn her living and make her mark in the music world. “I’d love to plug my music to other artists, or to have the songs used in films or TV shows. I’ve just signed a representation agreement with the Portia Entertainment Group and they’re trying to get my song “Ole Blue Jeans” used in a national clothing commercial. As far as the publishing world goes, I know nothing truly happens overnight, but I feel things are in the making.” Regardless of any short-term success, Jan says she’s making music her top priority now, and giving it all she’s got. “I’m feeling pretty free these days. I still have obligations to my home, my husband and family —they’re the most important things in my life— but music is right up there with them.” Spillane says she’s eager to finish up her next album and would love ot be able to release it within a year. For now, however, she foresees plenty more gigs and plenty more road trips to Nashville — no matter how big or small the gigs may be. “I’ll sing to zero and I’ll sing to a million,” she laughs. w At 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan Spillane and some for the above-mentioned backing musicians celebrate the release of Painting The Blues with a free concert and party at Sea Dawgs on Tybee Island. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available. For more information, call 786-4745.

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ing of writing the songs by myself, but in the case of these sessions, it wound up being more than I had imagined. I was really pleased with the outcome.” Her positive feelings about the finished product are well-founded, as the record features no shortage of ace regional players, all of whom add their own unique contributions to Spillane’s often sparse compositions. A quick glance through the liner notes spotlights the diverse roster of talent involved: Bassist Allen Andrews, percussionist Marc Cordray, guitarists Miles Hendrix, Ben Wells and Kevin Rose, drummer and bassist Annie Allman and pedal steel guy Tommy Butler all make significant contributions to the gentle, sympathetic ensemble sound that defines the disc. Spillane says that this unusual conglomeration of artists from all different genres —from rock to pop to jazz to country— played a great role in shaping the overall feel of Painting The Blues. “I hand-picked all of the players on this album, which wasn’t always the case on my past CDs, and I had already played with all of these folks except for Tommy. I definitely welcomed ideas from all the musicians, and especially from Kevin the producer and Miles the engineer. I actually had enough material for two complete albums when I started work on this CD, and I’d even laid down a few tracks for the next one! Kevin said we’d have to pick and choose what would go on this album and concentrate on that or we’d never get done, and he was right.” Sessions for this record took place at two different local studios — both of which coincidentally underwent drastic upgrades and renovations during that time. “It actually started over at (producer/engineer) Phil Hadaway’s 3180 Media Group, in July of 2002,” Jan explains. “Then Phil was moving his facilities and wanted to see if Kevin could take over at Elevated Basement Studio.” Ultimately, a few songs were completely re-done with Rose at the helm. “I had a bit of a different take on them, and some new writing came into play that ended up on this record. That’s happened on every one of my albums,” she admits. “I let creativity flow, and if I get excited about something that I write while a CD is being produced, I’ll put it on there.” For eleven years now, Spillane has made her living as a self-employed bookkeeper, but at the end of 2005, she decided to concentrate on her own music full-time, with the exception of a few longtime clients. She’s glad she finally took the plunge and devoted her life to pursuing the dream of becoming a full-time songwriter. While she plays in this area regularly, her gigs are nowhere near as frequent as those by musicians who mix in popular cover tunes with their own originals. Spillane insists that she’s fine with that.

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Don McLean, B,S&T (?) & The Hilton Head Symphony

Best known for the radio staple “American Pie,” McLean is a gifted singer/songwriter who’s seen his fortunes increased greatly by that albatross of a tune around his neck. Simply put, there’s much more to him than his one-hit wonder of a pop career would suggest. The acoustic guitarist will be backed by this talented orchestra, which should lend a greater import to his fragile and haunting melodies. However, the opening lyric from Blood, Sweat & Tears’ signature hit “Spinning Wheel,” comes to mind with news of “their” appearance at this show. Frontman David Clayton-Thomas (who toured for 20 years under that band name despite lacking any

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Dodd Ferrelle & The Tinfoil Stars

This local boy fronted the seminal Savannah cow-punk band Me ‘an Mills in the mid-’80s (with future Barbara Cue bassist Jon Mills), before moving to Athens and jumping into that city’s fabled indierock scene with a vengeance. With a raspy wheeze of a voice that’s one part Dylan, one part Steve Earle and three parts Kevn Kinney of Drivin-N-Cryin fame, and a slashand-burn guitar style that suits his rootsy, poetic lyrics well, Ferrelle has matured into a seasoned Americana songwriter. This sympathetic band is easily the best he’s ever had, and they’re slowly making inroads on the national scene. Well worth a listen. Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law.

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A few years back, when The Captain (aka Patrick Rood) started spinning vinyl on Thursday nights at this live punk, rock and metal venue, he was still wet around the ears. Since moving to NYC, he’s become something of an up-and-comer on that city’s fabled club scene. Besides touring nationally, he’s mixed alongside notable turntablists like Junior Sanchez, and promoted a string of successful Big Apple dance events. For this special homecoming he’ll show off his

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FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Bottles & Cans (9 pm) FINNEGAN’S WAKE- The Train Wrecks (10 pm) THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.)- Live “Rock & Roll” Team Trivia (9 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Terry Rini Powers (6 pm), Lavon Stevens & Louise Spencer (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Trae Gurley (7 pm) THE JINX- Fever! Dance Party w/The Captain, Star Eyes, DJ Reach Around (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Tom O’Carroll LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)- Open mic w/Red Eye Jedi LOCOS DELI & PUB (Southside)- Team Trivia w/Jeff Taylor, Live Music TBA THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Pianist Peter Tavalin (5 pm), Morgan Shaffer (10 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- The Hitmen (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) MYRTLE’S BAR & GRILL (Bluffton)- J. Howard Duff (7:30 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee)- Silver Lining (6 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA THE RAIL PUB- “Helium Karaoke” w/Wrath Nasty SAVANNAH BLUES- The Hitman (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3- DJ Nick J - ‘80s, house, breaks, D & B (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Aaron Raitiere, Dave Williams & Friends (8 pm) SLUGGERS- Trivia w/Charles & Mikey (10 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S- Live Music TBA (5 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB- DJ Southstar spins Top 40

(10 pm)

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE- Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DE MILO- DJ Baby V spins Old Skool (9 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- The Jeff Beasley Band (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (formerly Malone’s)- Live Music TBA WIND ROSE CAFÉ (Tybee)- Lurid Miscreants (10 pm)

FRIDAY

AUGUST 25TH

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (7 pm) AMERICAN LEGION POST #36 (Thunderbolt)- Karaoke AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Deep Blue 3 (9 pm) B& D BURGERS (Southside)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs)- Thomas Claxton (9 pm), BC & The Rock Mob (10 pm) BENNY’S (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Karaoke (9 pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- #@*! Karaoke CLUB ICE- DJ Southstar: Hip-hop (10 pm - 6 am) CLUB ONE- Local Cast, DJ Jason Hancock (Main Floor) COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE (225 W. River St.)-


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THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Brass

RED LEG SALOON (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- The Hitmen (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3- DJ

Analog Kid (10 pm)

SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S- Live Music TBA (5 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Karaoke (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Eddie Mercer (7 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Live

Music TBA (8:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (9 pm)

UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Island)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO- DJ Maybe, DJ Aerochron & Friends

(9 pm)

VFW CLUB (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- Bluesonics (8 pm) WAYS STATION TAVERN (Richmond Hill)- Karaoke (9

pm)

WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (formerly Malone’s)- Live Music

TBA

SATURDAY

AUGUST 26TH

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- Joey Manning

(7 pm)

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (8:30

pm)

BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Live Music TBA (8

pm)

BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs)- Thomas Claxton (9 pm), BC

& The Rock Mob (10 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Karaoke BENNY’S (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Karaoke (9 pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)-Live Music TBA (8 pm) THE CALEDONIAN- Live Music TBA CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- #@*! Karaoke CHUCK’S BAR- #@*! Karaoke CITY MARKET COURTYARD- Live Music TBA (2 pm) CLUB ONE- Local Cast CLUB OZ- “Heat Check” Spoken Word/Music Showcase (9 pm) COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE- Live Jazz TBA (5 pm)

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THE CREEKSIDE CAFÉ - formerly DRIFTAWAY (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DEB’S PUB & GRUB- #@*! Karaoke (9 pm) DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA DOLPHIN REEF LOUNGE (Tybee)- The Denny Philips

(8-12am)

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Jeff beasley band

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Band (9 pm)

Sun 8/27:

DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- “World Famous” DJ

Thomas claxton

Sam Diamond

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- The Christy Alan

Band (9 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Live Music TBA (9 pm) FINNEGAN’S WAKE- Caleb Grimes (10 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- High Velocity TBA (9 pm) GUITAR BAR (348 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)- Broken Tyme (10

pm)

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Brass

Connection (7:30 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Bluesonics (9 pm)

JEN’S & FRIENDS (Bull & Broughton Sts.)- Live

Music TBA (10 pm) THE JINX- Grayson Manor, Strip City Sinners (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Tom O’Carroll KING’S INN (2729 Skidaway Rd.)- Deep Cuts (9 pm) LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)- Appetite For Destruction - G’n’R tribute (10 pm) THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Pianist Eric Jones (5 pm), Silver Lining (9 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music TBA MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Deep Blue 3 (10 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB- Live Music TBA (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (8 pm) MULBERRY INN- The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) MURPHY’S LAW (409 W. Congress St.)- Dodd Ferrelle & The Tinfoil Stars (10 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee)- Lavon Stevens & Co. (7 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) RED LEG SALOON (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204)- BC & The Rock Mob (9 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- Bottles & Cans (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice & Tropical

Thunder (10 pm)

SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SEA GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA (8

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SORRY CHARLIE’S- Live Music TBA (5 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Live Entertainment TBA (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Eddie Mercer (7 pm) TANGO (Tybee)- Live Music TBA TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey B ar)- Eat

DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (2 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee Island)- Live Music TBA DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA

TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Live

THE SENTIENT BEAN- Old-Time Music Jam Session

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE- Live Music TBA

WET WILLIE’S- Karaoke (9 pm)

FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)- Live Music TBA

TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (10 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Island)- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO- DJ Maybe, DJ Aerochron & Friends

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA

THE WAREHOUSE- Thomas Claxton (5 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (formerly Malone’s)- Live Music

Mo’ Music (9 pm)

(7 pm) (6 pm) (5 pm)

THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Dixieland Jam (3

(10:30 pm)

VFW CLUB (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- The Jeff Beasley Band (8 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (formerly Malone’s)- Live Music

TBA (6 pm), Liquid Ginger (10 pm)

SUNDAY

AUGUST 27TH

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- Joey Manning

(7 pm)

AQUA STAR RESTAURANT (THE WESTIN)- Ben Tucker

& Bob Alberti (11:30 am)

BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler)- Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs) - Chief (9 pm) BELFORD’S - Live Music TBA (6 pm) BENNY’S (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (10 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- #@*! Karaoke CITY MARKET COURTYARD- Live Music TBA (noon) COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE (225 W. River St.)-

pm), Deas’ Guys (7:30 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- John Banks (7 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Tom O’Carroll THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Harpist Kristin Gustafson-King (11 am) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Bottles & Cans (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (7 pm) MURPHY’S LAW (409 W. Congress St.)- Live Traditional Irish Music (7:30 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee)- Grupo Savanerro (7 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton)- Live Music TBA (4 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond SAVANNAH SMILES- Karaoke SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (3 pm) SEA DAWGS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (1 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Acoustic Open Mic w/Jonie Blinman (6 pm), The Foxedos Present... (8 pm) SLUGGERS- 5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S- Deep Blue 3 (6:30 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Robert Willis (7 pm)

The CJA presents: The Ben Tucker Trio (5 pm)

Music TBA (8 pm) (7 pm)

TBA (6 pm), The Courtenay Brothers (8 pm)

MONDAY

AUGUST 28TH

BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs)- Chief (9 pm) BLUEBERRY HILL- Karaoke THE CALEDONIAN- Live Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm) DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ spins Beach

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DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA

(7 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- The Hitmen (10 pm) THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7

pm)

THE IRISH TIMES- Live Irish Music THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Teri Rini Powers

(6 pm), The Howard Paul Quartet w/guest guitarist (7:30 pm) THE JINX- DJ Keith Kozel’s Kaledioscope (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Harry O’Donoghue MURPHY’S LAW (409 W. Congress St.)- Jeff Beasley PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Live Piano Music TBA SAVANNAH BLUES- The Blues Boys feat. The Hitman (10 pm) SAVANNAH NIGHTS- Karaoke SCANDALS (Tybee)- DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm)

(7:30 pm)

TUESDAY

AUGUST 29TH

BAY STREET BLUES- Live Trivia BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs) - Chief (9 pm) BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR- #@*! Karaoke COASTAL COFFEE (2100 E. Victory Drive)- Poetry

Open Mic (7 pm)

DAIQUIRI BEACH- BN Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm) DEB’S PUB & GRUB- #@*! Karaoke (10:30 pm) DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee)- Open Mic w/Dave

Williams

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA

(6 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Argyle (9 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Terry Rini Powers

(6 pm), Masteller & Friends (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Diana Rogers (7 pm) THE JINX- Hip-hop night w/DJ D-Frost, Freestyles & Breakdancing (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Harry O’Donoghue MERCURY LOUNGE- Open Mic Jam w/The Eric Culberson Blues Band PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond SAVANNAH BLUES- Open Mic w/The Hitmen (10 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca VENUS DI MILO- Open DJ Tables - bring needles & vinyl (10 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Karaoke (9 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (formerly Malone’s)- Chuck Courtenay (6 pm), Open Mic w/Liam of Curbside w

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Call it a chic café. Call it a During the week, specials take on diftrendy hub, with the freshest food in town. ferent flairs. Their eggs benedict might But, whatever you do, don’t call J. Christohave a huevos rancheros touch. Their huepher’s a garage. Though it still has garage vos avocado has poached eggs with avocadoors. do, pico de’cado, cheese, and sour cream. This upbeat café on Liberty St. is a Their Eggs Christopher is my all time blend of eclectic pop art, favorite. The bright lights and mod seattraditional eggs ing. Don’t be fooled though benedict is -- this café is downtown, but made over with its prices aren’t. On any given smoke turkey, day, you can eat fresh, unique bacon and todishes for under $10. Some matoes. It is out items are under $5. of this world. J. Christopher’s is only The hollandaopen for brunch, but has no ise makes the need to stay open later. It’s so smoky flavors popular that every time I go, really pop. the place is jam-packed full Sandwiches, of happy eaters. like the PortoBesides their inimitable bello sandwich, specials, this brunch stop are fresh and does offer typical favorites, huge. You get but nothing is typical about your moneys any of them. Try for worth, example their pancakes whethand waffles. The blueer you berry crunch cakes are get their made with a bit of graturkey nola for crunch. You’ll Reuben or think you’re in San chicken Francisco! salad. For Even simple waffles dieters, J. aren’t simple. The esChristosence of sweet vanilla pher’s ofbrings you that down fers south home feelbeach ing. And you items, lo can choose carb breads, from strawegg substiberry waffles tutes and to all sorts of fresh vegetarspecial waffles ian salads and smothered in sandwiches. gooey fruit You can compotes. savor these If you order flavors with the chocolate fresh juices chip pancakes, or a steamy be warned cappuccino. - you’ll want The best Delicious food, warm interior and a smiling, helpful more. feature of staff make J. Christopher’s a winner Even their this hot spot skillets with is that there fresh herbs, is nothing roasted potatoes, cheese, eggs, and meats quiet about it. Children are welcome and can’t be messed with. You can create your adored! Their children’s menu is fun and own, or let the menu make a decision for friendly, like their customer service. Their you. The San Bernadino skillet has avodinosaur eggs, or pancake specials are light cado, chicken cheese and chives. on the wallet and big on little bellies. w My personal favorite is the goddess skillet, which of course I ordered for its nameJ. Christopher’s is open from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. sake. This lighter side of the skillet brunch Monday through Sunday. They are located has egg whites, spinach, feta and tomatoes. at 122 Liberty Street.

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Look, it’s called Snakes on Plane, so you know exactly what you’re getting into. This is not deep, meaningful, win-an-award-while-someone-cries -andthanks-everyone-for-this-honor. This is cheese, served with a smile, best watched with a gang of friends in a packed theatre where everyone can laugh at the foolishness together. See, there’s a guy (Nathan Phillips) who happened to witness a murder by a big time crime boss, so he’s flying to LA to testify, guarded by Samuel L. Jackson. Naturally the crime boss would prefer he not be alive for this, so he has the plane loaded with poisonous snakes from around the world, gets the snakes high (Snakes on Crack might have been a better title) and then has them turned loose once the plane is in flight. So the drugged up snakes go to town, biting and attacking everything they can, which in the first few instances involve various sexual situations, because remember, there is no horror story, even a purposefully silly one, without some sex. There’s lots of death and chaos and close ups of snakes underfoot (try thinking about that on your next flight) with plenty of gore and thrills. The passengers, an assorted mix of characters, attempt to flee to other parts of the plane, assisted by Jackson and the flight crew, who are a bunch of characters in and of themselves. There are plot holes galore, absolutely insane theatrics, neat CGI and plenty of Samuel L. Jackson to enjoy.

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It’s all good stuff, but not great. The movie feels like a good first draft: there’s fun stuff in there, but a lot of baggage that needs to be sorted out. Mostly the cast is a series of second stringers or no names, except for Julianna Margulies (of ER fame) as the flight attendant on her last flight and Rachel Blanchard as a precocious, spoiled blond. Supposedly (according to imdb.com) Jackson took the role based on the title alone (and got the studio to keep the title when they were thinking of changing), but director David R. Ellis (Cellular and Final Destination 2) doesn’t seem aware who he has in the starring role, as Jackson seems rather low key. There’s wonderful chemistry between him and Margulies, which could have anchored the film, but it’s never really used. The snakes are great, but there are only so many times the camera can look in a dark corner as something slithers about. A tighter script with better acting from the passengers and slicker, more inspired direction would have made this great. But look, it’s called Snakes on a Plane. It’s not trying to win any award, though maybe it should have. Grab some friends, load up on popcorn, soda and nachos, and mix a few thrills with some laughs for a couple of hours. w -- Brandon Blatcher

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reshaping the tragedy for its own exploitive means. Yet for all of Stone’s timidity, the material brings out some undeniable truths. The movie’s most poignant sequence comes when Stone chooses to briefly show the international community learning about this monstrous terrorist attack. It’s the moment when the U.S. had the sympathy and support of practically every country around the globe, and as we watch this segment, we’re heartbroken upon realizing how the Bush Administration has spent the last five years pissing away all that goodwill, in effect turning us into a country that’s now feared and despised rather than embraced and adored. A political perspective also appears through the character of Dave Karnes (Michael Shannon), a Marine who claims God personally ordered him to Ground Zero. Karnes is clearly a hero -- he’s the guy who found McLoughlin and Jimeno -- yet he’s also the sort of mindless warrior too easily swayed by those in charge. He swears vengeance against those who destroyed the WTC, a sentiment we can all share. Except a footnote reveals that he served two tours of duty in Iraq -- like so many others, fighting in the wrong war for the wrong reasons. Stone prefers that we don’t think too much of such sticky situations, and that’s his prerogative. This nonpartisan treatment certainly allows the movie’s wholesome humanity to shine through, which in turn leads to some strong sequences detailing the manner in which John and Will deal with their hellish situation. This is often powerful stuff, but in the final analysis, it’s still a sanitized, Hollywood version of 9/11. For a harrowing experience that feels more like the real deal, United 93 is the one to see. It hits DVD on September 5.

and/or previously) by SNL superstars like John Belushi, Bill Murray and Eddie Murphy, Ferrell often seems adrift on the big screen, appearing in more flops than hits and frequently wearing out his welcome in even the smallest roles (as one example, the funny Weddings Crashers stopped dead in its tracks around the time he showed up for his extended cameo). So while some folks swear by his 2004 starring vehicle Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, I’m not one of them. This one-note movie struck me as annoying rather than amusing, meaning I wasn’t exactly anticipating Ferrell and director Adam McKay reteaming for a comedy about a NASCAR redneck. My mistake. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is often uproarious, and it’s clever in a way that Anchorman rarely attempted. While it never reaches the giddy highs of last summer’s premiere stupid-smart comedy, The 40Year-Old Virgin, it’s consistently pleasurable and offers a steady stream of laugh-outloud moments. You won’t respect yourself the next morning, of course, but while it unfolds, you’ll be happy to lower yourself to its level. Like Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby is also an egotistical, none-too-bright continued on page 28

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Oliver Stone is a divider, not a uniter. JFK alienated those who couldn’t stomach its political speculations; Natural Born Killers alienated those who found offense with its gleeful approach to serial killer shenanigans; and Alexander alienated, well, everyone with its sheer wretchedness. So the notion of Oliver Stone tackling a movie about 9/11 almost registers as a sick joke. “You think my past films were controversial?” one could almost imagine hearing him sneer. “People, you ain’t seen nothing yet!” So the most startling thing about World Trade Center is that it’s by far the least controversial movie Oliver Stone has ever made. It’s hard to find any trace of potentially incendiary material. Conversely, it’s also hard to get terribly excited over the final product. World Trade Center focuses on the Port Authority Police Department officers who would eventually be recognized as two of the only 20 people to be rescued from the rubble of the Twin Towers. September 11 begins as any other day for John McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) and Will Jimeno (Michael Pena), but like everyone else on that fateful morning, they soon are having to digest incomplete messages involving an airplane crashing into one of the towers. Springing into action, they’re among the men who enter the building with the intention of aiding any potential survivors, even as they try to decipher additional news items suggesting that the second tower has also been hit by a plane. Timing’s not on their side, however, as the towers collapse just as they begin making their way up from the ground to the floors above. Their colleagues lose their lives, but John and Will somehow survive, though at a great price. Both men find themselves pinned -- and in great pain -- by the fallen debris, their only glimpse of the outside world a small shaft of sunlight that penetrates straight into the heart of the darkness. Realizing that it will take hours -- maybe even a day or two -- before they’re found and rescued, John

and Will decide that they will count on each other’s company to survive, by talking their way through the pain and isolation until someone discovers them. Meanwhile, their wives (Maria Bello and Maggie Gyllenhaal) wait impatiently at their respective homes with other family members, eager to find out whether their spouses are dead or alive. I don’t think it’s too cynical to suggest that after the commercial and critical drubbing of Alexander, a whipped Stone was only too happy to serve up a sentimentalized tale almost certain to gain wide public approval. Working from a script by first-timer Andrea Berloff, Stone keeps his rabble-rousing methods fully in check -- even his typically frenetic shooting style has been replaced by a more somber m.o., with lengthy camera holds on saintly faces and nary a rapid jump-cut in sight. Unfortunately, the end result is a movie that feels oddly impersonal. That’s in striking contrast to this past spring’s United 93, the superb docudrama that provided audiences with a you-arethere immediacy. Every second of United 93 related in some way to the specific events of that day. On the other hand, replace the real-life characters of John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno with two fictional guys trapped in a collapsed building, and what you’re left with is a 1970s-style TV movie-of-theweek, the sort that invariably starred the likes of Christopher George or Lee Majors. For a more recent precedent, the firefighter flick Ladder 49 largely covered the same ground (in that snoozer, John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix were the two lifesavers likewise chatting it up amid the bricks and flames). And despite the strong performances by Bello and Gyllenhaal, the numerous sequences centering on the strong-willed wives are no different than similar moments from countless WWII dramas, when the women are seen staring wistfully out of windows while their men are off trying to make the world a better place. Like United 93, World Trade Center also tries to keep politics out of the picture; instead, it focuses on the day as a shining example of American solidarity, before the government began


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boor. “I piss excellence,” he declares, and his standing as NASCAR’s best driver certainly signals that he’s excellent at something. He has a best friend (John C. Reilly) who’s even dumber than he is, a blonde trophy wife (Leslie Bibb) who’s always looking to get ahead, and two obnoxious sons named Walker and Texas Ranger (“But we call him TR for short”). Ricky has spent his life trying to work out issues with his deadbeat dad (Gary Cole, delivering the film’s shrewdest comic performance), but that doesn’t excuse his repellent behavior and the way he takes everyone and everything for granted. Clearly, Ricky Bobby is primed to receive a comeuppance, and it arrives in the form of Jean Girard (hilarious Sacha Baron Cohen), a French homosexual race car driver whose prowess on the track leads to Ricky’s fall from grace and his subsequent (and humbled) climb back to the top.

like one. During the first half, Marshall apes directors like Alfred Hitchcock and Jacques Tourneur by using lighting schemes and shadow play to maximize the suspense. It’s during this fast and furious section when Marshall allows his movie-buff side to take over, offering visual homages to Carrie, Deliverance, Alien/Aliens and, if I’m not mistaken, even Apocalypse Now. It leads to an ending that disturbs on more than one level, though it’s a shame Lions Gate didn’t retain the original international ending, which is even more ingenious.

MIAMI VICE 1/2

Since his days as a guiding light on the trendsetting TV series from the 1980s, Michael Mann has established himself as an accomplished moviemaker with such hits as The Last of the Mohicans, Heat and The Insider. So his decision to bring Miami Vice to big screen wasn’t the act of a desperate THE DESCENT 1/2 the has-been eager to recapture some of his forWhat’s with the plot, centered on a group mer glory. Mann has instead elected to turn of people trapped in a cave with a shadowy his Vice into something altogether leaner menace? Didn’t we just see a film like this, and meaner -- if not necessarily tighter. The which cut to the chase by actually calling itmovie runs approximately 2-1/4 hours, and self The Cave? Nope, not even the hype proaudiences expecting a zippy action flick will claiming this as one of the best horror films find this bo-o-o-ring indeed. Yet those who in decades could stir anything in me beyond can tune into its wavelength will frequently weary resignation. Imagine my surprise, find themselves fascinated by its beautifully then, to discover that The Descent is indeed composed shots, its startling worth its weight in thrills and bursts of violence and shudders, as writerits baffling narradirector Neil Martive segues. The film shall has produced centers on Miami one of the finest cops Sonny Crockett horror yarns in and Ricardo Tubbs many a full moon. (Colin Farrell and Psychotronic Presents The central characJamie Foxx in the The Golden Bat ter is Sarah (Shauna roles once upon a This “lost” Japanese sci-fi flick from 1966 Macdonald), a Scottime played by Don has never been shown in the U.S. It stars tish woman who, as Johnson and Philip martial arts legend Sonny Chiba as the the picture opens, Michael Thomas) as head of a group of silver-jumpsuited scisuffers a terrible they travel through entists who protect the earth from ninjas, loss. Cut to a year the Americas from meteors and invading aliens, including later, when two of Miami on down a 4-eyed monster, a “Wolverine”-lookSarah’s close friends, to take care of ing dude, and a hot, shape-shifting chick. the easygoing Beth some particularly They receive help from The Golden Bat, a (Alex Reid) and the nasty drug kingvampire-type creature who sleeps in a cofcompetitive Juno pins. Along the fin and shoots laser beams from his cane. (Natalie Mendoza), way, Crockett falls Japanese with English subtitles. Wednestalk their fellow for one of the drug day, August 30 at the Sentient Bean. 7:30 outdoor enthusiast outfit’s power playpm seating, film begins at 8:00 pm; $5 into tagging along ers (the great Gong tickets at the door. Call 232-4447. w on a spelunking exLi, here struggling pedition deep in the with the English Appalachian mounlanguage and often tains. They’re joined losing), Tubbs racks by three other womup some quality en -- Juno’s feisty time with a fellow enforcer (Naomie Harprotégée Holly (Nora-Jane Noone) and ris), a snitch leaks compromising info to sisters Rebecca (Saskia Mulder) and Sam the villains, and, in one spectacularly staged (MyAnna Buring) -- and together the sextet scene, a group of trailer-park skinheads get embark on an adventure that they hope will theirs in a bloody fashion. It would have not only produce the desired sense of merri- been so easy for Mann to cash in quick by ment but will also allow Sarah to move past making a trashy spectacle like Bad Boys II her recent tragedy, even if only temporaror Con Air. Instead, he views Crockett and ily. Unfortunately, they pick the wrong cave. Tubbs as nihilistic warriors so embedded in Considering a budget that’s peanuts comtheir careers that they only need their weappared to what Hollywood filmmakers spend ons, their clipped cop-cliche-lingo and each on similar projects, The Descent might be other to survive. There’s no back story to a “B” movie, but it sure as hell doesn’t look

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Info correct as of the Monday prior to our going to press. Call venues for updates. any of this: What we see is what we get. Unfortunately, such iconic images are only as good as the movie stars propping them up, and while Foxx and Farrell can glower with the best of them, neither of them possess the weight of personality or aura of invincibility that, say, Clint Eastwood or John Wayne could summon without breaking stride.

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The biggest problem with John Tucker Must Die is that it uses Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me” as its anthem for blissed-out teen love -- unfortunate, since the delightful high school comedy 10 Things I Hate About You already went that route, with a far greater return on its investment in Ye Olde Rock Catalogue. Tucker’s other mistake is that it never seems to be aiming very high: This is the type of film in which the token adult figure offering words of wisdom to wayward youth is a character played by, uh, Jenny McCarthy. John Tucker Must Die is the usual pandering claptrap, centering on the efforts of three high school beauties -- brainy Carrie (Arielle Kebbel), slutty Beth (Sophia Bush) and flippant Heather (Ashanti) -- to get revenge against the stud (Jesse Metcalfe) who’s been simultaneously dating all of them. After several failed attempts at meting out just desserts, they decide to break his heart by getting him to fall for wallflower Kate (Brittany Snow) and then having her dump him. Kate agrees to the plan, but matters become messy once she finds herself attracted to both the straight-laced John and his brother Scott (Penn Badgley), who establishes his rebel credentials by sporting long hair and listening to Elvis Costello.

THE ANT BULLY  1/2

The Ant Bully has talent to burn: Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep and Paul Giamatti. But as was the case with Bruce Willis in the recent (and inexplicably

popular) Over the Hedge, this is yet another example of hiring big stars for the sole purpose of -- what exactly? Do 10-year-olds really care that acting legend Meryl Streep is voicing the role of the Ant Queen? Wouldn’t they rather hear Raven or Hilary or one of the other kids’ cable TV stars in the part?

MONSTER HOUSE  Monster House’s protagonist, DJ (voiced by Mitchel Musso), is a shy outcast who’s light on the brawn but heavy on the brains. He’s the only one in his neighborhood who realizes that something’s not right within the creepy house that’s directly across the street, a rotting mansion owned by a nasty old man named Nebbercracker (Steve Buscemi). What initially appears to be a straightforward haunted house tale morphs into a haunting tale about love, retribution and acceptance, with a backstory that’s as affecting as it is unexpected.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST 1/2

At 145 minutes, Dead Man’s Chest ends up providing too much bang for the buck. The effects-driven action scenes are clearly the picture’s highlights, and they alone make Dead Man’s Chest worth the price of admission. Johnny Depp’s still a lot of fun as the scurrilous Jack Sparrow, but a headline-grabbing performance that seemed blazingly original the first time around no longer has the power to surprise. Orlando Bloom’s Will and Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth are even less developed. w


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Activism & Politics

Building at Candler Hospital. Membership is open to anyone 18 and older.

Auditions

is dedicated to creating mobility and independence of people with disabilities Volunteers meet every first and third Monday at 7 p.m. at Fire Mountain Restaurant on Stephenson Ave. Call Kevin Sheehan at 691-2934 or send email to kshe62@aol.com..

meets each Monday at 8:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. Call 3083934 or visit http://www.no-debts.com/chathamlibertariansga.html.

New company players are needed for the fall production of a new musical. Three tenors, three altos and three sopranos in their 20s or 30s are needed. Must be able to sight-read and to commit to rehearsals. Send email to Dr. Ja A. Jahannes, Artistic Director, at aiconcerts@aol.com if interested. Attach a brief resume of singing experience, a recent sound file and contact information. The deadline is Aug. 25.

AMBUCS

Chatham County Democratic Committee

Chatham County Democratic Women For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222.

Chatham County Young Democrats

Call Cory at 508-3335 or send email to c@ depthllc.com.

Chatham County Young Republicans

For information, visit www.savannahyr.com or call Brad Morrison at 596-4810.

Coastal Democrats

will meet Monday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. at Clary’s Cafe, 4430 Habersham St. The Get Out the Vote captains will be honored for their efforts in past and present campagins. Candidates are welcome. Call Maxine Harris, 352-0470 or R1999MHAR@aol.com.

Drinking Liberally

meets at The Caledonian at the corner of Abercorn and 41st streets, just north of Victory Drive. Promoting democracy one pint at a time -- share politics while sharing a pitcher. This is an informal gathering of like-minded, left-leaners 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. For information, visit www. DrinkingLiberally.org or send email to august1494@excite.com.

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meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For info, call Heather Holloway at 352-4052 or heather.holloway@ppfa.org. Volunteers are needed for Planned Parenthood, and will meet the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean. For information about volunteering, call Megan Burgoyne at 3524052 or megan.burgoyne@ppfa.org.

Savannah Area Republican Women

meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Johnny Harris Restaurant Banquet Room on Victory Drive. The social starts at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. The cost is $13. Make reservations by noon on the Monday preceding the meeting by calling 598-1883.

Savannah Area Young Republicans

Brent Brown, who is running for Labor Commissioner, will speak about what the commissioner’s duties are and what he would do for Georgia on Thursday, Aug. 31 at The Exchange on Waters. The social starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. Call 572-8528.

Savannah Branch NAACP

For information, call 233-4161.

Savannah Republican Club

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

Savannah Area Young Republicans Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528.

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Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra

Auditions will be held Saturday, Aug. 26 by appointment only in the AASU Fine Arts Building. Students who are interested in performing in the AAYO program should call Lorraine Jones at 236-2560 to schedule an audition time.

History Theatre

This new downtown dinner theater venue will hold auditions for its firsit production, Wings to Fly, a Savannah historical drama with dance and music. The play will open in late October and run 4-6 times a week. Performers will be paid. Cast needs incluce black female and male actors/dancers and s8ingers, and white male actors/dancers. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 786-6384.

Savannah Children’s Choir

will hold auditions Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with rehearsals beginning on Sept. 10, all at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. For information, visit www.savannahchoir.org or call 412-2833.

Benefits & Fund Raisers

3rd Annual Jaycees Mini-Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 26 from

4-8 p.m. at the Putt Putt Golf Course, 202 Mall Blvd. Proceeds will benefit local Jaycee community projects such as the Moses Jackson Community Center, Safe Shelter, Kid Care ID, the Georgia Jaycees Camp Dream and the Old Savannah City

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2006 Savannah Great Strides Walk

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is teaming up with the Savannah Sand Gants on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Grayson Stadium to take on a cure for cystic fibrosis. The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. At 5 p.m., police officers will take on firefighters in the Guns vs. Hoses game, followed by the Sand Gnats game at 8:30 p.m. For information on getting involved, call 1800-476-4483 or visit www.cff.org/great_ strides.

Auction and Low Country Boil at Old Fort Jackson

This annual event will be held Saturday, Sept. 2 to benefit the Coastal Heritage Society. There will be a silent auction. The cost is $15 adults and $10 children 6-12 for CHS members and $18 adults and $12 children 6-12 for non-members. Children 5 and under will be admitted free. For tickets, call 651-3673 or send e-mail to kkornegay@chasgeorgia.org.

Celebration of Hope

A wine tasting and silent auction with more than 75 specialty wines from six distributors and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be held Saturday, Aug. 26 from 7-11 p.m. at Vic’s Restaurant on the River, 26 E. Bay St. Proceeds will benefit children with cancer and blood disorders at the Backus Children’s Hospital. Tickets are $100 per person and attendance is limited to 225. Dress is business casual. Call Cheryl Douse at 3508194.

Friedreich’s Ataxia Wine Tasting

This benefit will feature Craftsmen wines and food. It will be held Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Cobblestone Conch House on West River Street. Proceeds will go to the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance.

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.

The Hidden Treasure

A book of photography taken at Tybee Island by Dr. Gustave “Stavie� Kreh is being sold with proceeds going to the Chatham Academy at Royce Center for Children and the Marine Science Center of Tybee Island. The book costs $29.95 and may be purchased online at www.tybeetreasure.com and in area gift shops.

K-9 Beach Party

Sponsored by St. Almo as a benefit for the Southern Comfort Animal Rescue Group, will be held Aug. 23 from 7-9 p.m. at Cha Bella, 102 E. Broad St. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. There will be a silent auction and raffle, beach balls and flower leis, food and drink. Call 234-3336. continued on page 30

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meets the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. Call Joe Murray Rivers, chair, 2345969, or Janice Shay, 547-5212 or visit www. chathamdems.com.

Libertarian Party of Chatham County

Mission. Tickets are $40 for a two-person team, which includes dinner and two rounds of golf. To purchase tickets, call 961-9913 or 656-3015.


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Pride 2006 Fund-raiser

The Blue Party will be held Sept. 2 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Blaine’s Back Door Bar. The Miss Savannah Pride Pageant will be held Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. at Club One. The Pre-Pride Party will be held Sept. 15 from open to close at Blaine’s Back Door Bar. The Pride Festival will be held Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at The Starland District. The Unity Party will be held Sept. 16 from open to close at Club One.

Tybee Turtle Tour

This program is sposnored by the Tybee Arts Association to raise money to help save turtles through ecological education in a public art forum. Fifty fiberglass statues of sea turtles have been placed around Tybee Island and vicinity, and volunteers are being sought to decorate them. Organizational meetings are being held Wednesdays at 7pm, at the old school behind the new gym on Tybee. Visit www.TybeeTurtleTour.org. The tour will be active through autumn, 2007.

Call for Entries

Growing Hope Gallery Expo

Union Mission’s Growing Hope Artisans Cooperative is hosting the Growing Hope Gallery Expo, a free public event designed to bring local artists and the community together through hands-on arts and crafts

the 411|Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Baksheesh” is a term derived

from the Persian term for “gift.” Among travelers in the Third World, it has several meanings, among which are these: (1) bribes paid to authorities to get them to stop hassling you; (2) tips given to strangers who insist on being of assistance by, say, opening a door for you even if you don’t want them to. I believe baksheesh will soon serve as an apt metaphor for you, Aries. Be ready to offer compensation to people in order to get them to both stop bothering you and stop “helping” you. (P.S.: The compensation you give may not necessarily be in the form of cash. It could be flattery, presents, or useful information.)

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The biggest food fight on the

planet will soon take place. More than 20,000 lunatic combatants will gather in the Spanish town of Buñol to hurl 45 tons of overripe tomatoes and other veggies at each other. Maybe you should book a flight there, Taurus. You’d do yourself a big favor by indulging in senseless but harmless mayhem that allows you to lose control in the name of fun. Nothing would be more healing than a big dose of maniacal fervor.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Russ Kick searches for messy

facts that lie half-hidden beneath the official versions of reality. In his two volumes entitled 50 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know, he reveals, for example, that most corporations don’t pay federal income taxes, George Washington embezzled government money, a third of all American homeless men are military veterans, and Shakespeare filled his plays with sexual references. Russ Kick is your role model, Gemini. May he inspire you to find out about at least three things you’re not “supposed” to know. May you adopt his brazen approach as you breeze in to off-limits areas to get the scoop on tantalizing truths that have been missing in action.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Throughout history there have been secret schools that don’t advertise their existence.

in an indoor/outdoor event, on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the community as they demonstrate their art skills and showcase and sell their art. Call Laura Webb at 238-2777 Ext. 11 or send e-mail to lwebb@unionmission.org.

Youth Songwriting Competition

Sept. 1 is the deadline for submissions. The top contestants will share $1,000 in prizes. Any resident of Savannah or Chatham County who has not reached his or her 20th birthday by Oct. 14 is eligible to participate. Participants must submit an original song, written in the acoustic folk ballad tradition, on cassette tape or compact disk and send it to SFMS, 1111 B Bay St., Tybee Island, 31328. The first-place winner will receive $500 and will be asked to perform at the Savannah Folk Music Festival on Oct. 15. Call Hank Weisman of the Savannah Folk Music Society at 786-6953.

Call for Nominations

4th Annual Coastal Beta Technology Awards

The Coastal Business, Education and Technology Alliance will present technology awards for outstanding achievement in education, government, sustainability, and outstanding achievement by an emerging company and by a mature company and

most outstanding community contribution. Nominations and applications can be sumitted through www.cbetatechnologyawards.org. Deadline for all submissions is Aug. 25.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Adult Education

The Women’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.

Baby sign classes

Savannah Speech & Hearing Center is offering Baby Sign classes for babies aged 6-12 months and their parents. The cost is $50, which includes materials. To register, call 355-4601.

Clay Classes in Hand-building

will be held Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carolyne’s Studio. An open studio is available Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, call 925-5465.

Creativity Workshops for Mommies To Be

Aug. 26 from 4-6:30 p.m. The cost is $65 per class, which includes all materials and a light dinner. Bring portective covering for your clothing. A Sacred Birth Art Workshop is a four-week series that will begin Sept. 10 from 5:30-7 p.m. The cost of that program is $150 for the expectant mother and $25 per person for anyone who accompanies her, which includes materials and a light dinner. Both workshops will be held at at Epworth Methodist Church, 2201 Bull St. Artistic ability or experience is not required. Payment and registration can be done at www.savannahyoga.com (click on Birth Art) or by calling 441-6653.

Davenport House Docent Training is conducted every February, July and October. Call 236-8097 or send email to jcredle@savbusiness.net.

Fall Visual Arts Classes

The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now registering students for its fall visual arts classes. Day and evening classes are offered in ceramics, painting, portfolio preparation, jewelry making and stained glass for children, teens and adults. All classes are held at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.Call 651-4248 or visit www. savannahga.gov/arts.

will be held at the Savannah Yoga Center and taught by the center’s director, Kelley J. Boyd. Belly Casting Workshop will be held

by Rob Brezsny To enroll, students must either be invited or else stumble on them by chance. In post-Renaissance Europe, for example, Rosicrucian mystery schools taught an esoteric form of Christianity at odds with the Church. Seventeenth-century English poet Andrew Marvell and his cohorts had their underground School of the Night, and ancient Greek poet Sappho stealthily gathered young women at her Moisopholon, “House of the Muses.” In recent years the Sexy Bratty Genius School has periodically convened classes at 3 a.m. under a highway overpass in San Francisco. According to my reading of the current omens, Cancerian, you’re close to making contact with a similar source of teaching. Whether you end up actually matriculating depends on how you answer the question, “Do you want to learn about things you’ve considered impossible?”

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Psychologists Ed Diener and Mar-

tin E.P. Seligman cite 150 studies that suggest economic factors have little to do with happiness levels. For example, the Masai of Kenya, whose per capita income is under $300 a year, are as satisfied with their lives as the 400 wealthiest plutocrats in America. People living in the slums of Calcutta are slightly less filled with well-being, but not much. Your assignment, Leo, is to explore the personal implications of this. Can you get to the point where you truly feel that your ability to enjoy life has little to with how much money you have?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Philosopher George Gurdjieff

declared that most of us are essentially asleep, even as we walk around in broad daylight. We’re ignorant about the higher levels of awareness we’re capable of; we’re blind to the continuous flow of life’s miraculous blessings. He said that in order to wake up and stay awake we need regular shocks. Some of these are uncomfortable, forcing us to face our own stupidity. But other shocks are delightful. They’re doses of sacred medicine that entice us to shake off our sleepiness and come to attention in pleasurable ways. I believe that in the coming weeks

you’ll be offered a steady supply of the latter.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): At the BFD concert near San

Francisco in June, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ lead singer Karen O screamed for two minutes and 17 seconds straight. (I timed it.) I recommend that you set aside some quality time in the next two weeks to experiment with big outbreaks of self-expression that resemble hers. It’s the Purge and Purify Season for you--a time when you should indulge in high-spirited activities that exorcise your demons, wash your brain, and incite toe-curling, sweat-inducing, soul-animating catharses.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): An artist in Santa Fe, New

Mexico built a replica of England’s famous Stonehenge. But instead of using huge slabs of rock to mimic the original, Adam Horowitz erected his spectacular monument with 200 old refrigerators. Hence its name: Stonefridge. This would be a perfect time for you to draw inspiration from his efforts, Scorpio. Create your own personal imitation of a resource you love--a beautifully funky, playfully accessible substitute for a marvel that is impossible for you to own or control.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): As I contemplate your

week ahead, I can’t help but think of the Butthole Surfers’ song “Pepper”: “They were drinking from a fountain / that was pouring like an avalanche / coming down the mountain.” Are you ready for much, much more of everything that interests and stimulates you, Sagittarius? Can you imagine what you’d have to do to expand your capacity for big emotions and provocative sensations? Of course not: No one can be fully prepared for an avalanche. But do the wildest best you can, and your lust for life will provide you with all the intuitions you need.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It’s Fake Smile Week. On the

one hand, that means you should be on guard for people who are pretending to feel better than they actually do. I urge you to forgive them for their deception, but

don’t get derailed by it. On the other hand, you yourself should put on a happy face as a disguise when you’re not sure what exactly is going on. In other words, it’s best to act agreeable until you gather all the information necessary to make a sound decision. Is the advice I’m offering hypocritical? Only if you use it to serve your narrow self-interests. But if you’re intent on doing what’s best for all concerned, my counsel is ethically impeccable.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): At the Coachella music festi-

val, I found myself next to a guy sporting a rainbow mohawk and wearing a red, white, and blue speedo, black socks, golf shoes, a striped necktie, angel wings, a red clown nose, and a battered hard hat with a sticker that read “Martinis and brown rice.” At one point he turned to me and said, “You know what I like most about being an Aquarius? It’s a never-ending opportunity to send out mixed messages in a friendly, non-manipulative way.” That got me to thinking about how most of us are addicted to thinking in simplistic categories and obsessed with making sense. Sending out mixed messages, therefore, can be valuable if it’s done in a spirit of compassionate play, because it subverts those bad habits. Of all the signs in the zodiac, you Aquarians do this best. I hope you ply your specialty lavishly in the coming weeks. People in your life have an acute need to get their certainties scrambled.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ve entered the Intimacy

Intensification Season. Are you ready to dive deeper into the mysteries of togetherness? If so, you’ll meet provocative candidates for future alliances, and people you already know and love will become more available. As you can imagine, it’ll be crucial for you to study the truths of your own heart with ruthless honesty. There’ll be no excuse for getting tangled up with so-called “pleasures” that don’t really activate your most fervent zeal. Exercise extreme discrimination, please, even as you seek out thrills that make you brilliantly crazy. w


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First Steps parent education program

This parent education and support program is based at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Call 8196910.

Georgia Center for Nonprofits

will present How to Use the Foundation Center Directory of Grants and Foundations. This free workshop will be held Aug. 30 from 4-5 p.m. at the United Way of the Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St.

Get Published

Coaching and editing services by Christopher Scott, published author and long-time writing teacher. One-on-one coaching, manuscript editing for fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction and memoirs. Call 398-1727 or send e-mail to cscott613@comcast.net for details and rates.

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Housing Authority of Savannah Classes

Free classes will be offered at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Some classes are on-going. Adult Literacy is offered every Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Homework Help is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m. The Community Computer Lab is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Aug. 24 from 2-3:30 p.m., Make Time to Listen -- Take Time to Talk will present step-by-step parenting skills. Call 232-4232, Ext. 115 to register.

Life Challenge Consulting

When would now be a great time to engage yourself in life-changing strategies. Career; stress reduction; spirituality. Free initial halfhour consultation. Call Cindy Beach, M.S., at 429-7265.

Mindfulness and Ordinary Recovery

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.

Puppet Shows

are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center for schools, day cares, libraries, churches, community events and fairs. Call 447-6605.

Rising Interest Rates

Smith Barney Financial Advisor Kathleen Patterson will present an investment seminar on Aug. 30 at noon and again at 7 p.m. at Smith Barney, 7402 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Suite 200. For reservations, call 692-4613.

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center offers a variety of business classes. The center is at 801 E. Gwinnett St. Call 6523582.

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

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Women’s Retreat

A program for women who choose to make the journey as important as the destination. This experiential weekend retreat is designed for the woman who is ready to make the changes necessary to consciously live the vibrant, balanced life for which she was born. It will be held Sept. 14-17 in Dahlonega. The cost is $400 all-inclusive. Call Elizabeth Loyd at 429-3078 or ebloyd@ aol.com.

Clubs & Organizations

AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

This is an official student club of Armstrong Atlantic State University that accepts non-students as associate members. It is devoted to the exploration and enjoyment of the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Activities include book discussions, movie screenings, role playing game sessions, board and card games, guest speakers, episode marathons and armor demonstrations. Provides guest speakers to educators upon request. Call Michael at 220-8129, send e-mail to lightmagus@yahoo.com or mccauln1981@hotmail.com. or visit http:// aasuscifi.proboards105.com/index.cgi.

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.

Blackbeard’s Scuba Club

Call Ryan Johnson at 604-5977.

Buy Local Savannah

will meet Aug. 31 at 11:30 a.m. at the Pirates’ House. Guest speaker will be “Hollywood Ron” Higgins of Savannah Movie Tours. The cost is $15 per person, which includes lunch, drink and tip. To RSVP, call Joe Ippolito at 844-6991.

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 (12-18 years old) and 7 p.m. for adult members at the former Savannah Airport terminal building off Dean Forest Road. Visit www.gawg.cap.gov, send e-mail to N303WR@aol.com, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410.

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

Visit www.cbtc.org for meeting schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubby’s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. 728-5989. continued on page 32

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1 He duetted with Costello on 1998’s “Painted from Memory” 2 Chore reward 3 “Passions,” for one 4 Photographer Adams 5 It may be more, to some 6 Sephia maker 7 UAL rival 8 Word screamed during orgasms 9 Old person, derogatorily 10 Outlandish number 11 Bottled water brand from Quebec 12 Prepare a necktie 13 Trig ratio 15 Movie rave 20 Requirement to get into a tournament 23 Snappy comebacks 24 Deep down 25 Element named for a mythical Greek weeper 27 LOL or WTF, e.g. 31 Dubya, while governor 32 Body part in a “Wayne’s World” joke used to get the other guy to say “What?” 33 Challenging request 36 Fast flier that stopped commercial use in 2005 39 “High Times” reader, typically 43 Bucking rodeo beasts 46 Deconstruct a sentence 47 Almost most 48 “Would ___ to you?” 49 Feature of a messy room 51 Cones’ counterparts 53 AOL competitor 54 Org. that tracks mercury emissions 55 Album with “Jeremy” and “Even Flow”

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Change your life with guided imagery. Read about it in Oprah magazine, January 2006. Ditch anxiety, manage deadlines, lose weight, recovery from surgery. Call the Alpha Institute, 201-0071.

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Daughters of Destiny

An ongoing seminar for women who want to make changes in their lives through spirituality and positive reinforcement meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at Daughters of Destiny House, 12 E. 41st St. Facilitated by Miriam Center. Call 663-0894.

Discussion Group for Unsung Heroes

You may not require recognition but someone else may want to know your story and it could make a difference in your life. Discussion groups or meetings will be set up. For info, send e-mail to unsung-heros@ hotmail.com.

English Style Table Soccer

Savannah Subbuteo Club. Call 667-7204 or visit http://savannahsubbuteo.tripod.com.

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association

meets 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. Call 236-8546.

Introducing the Work of Byron Katie

is a group that meets every other Wednesday afternoon in Savannah and every other Friday afternoon in Statesboro at 3 p.m. Free of charge and open to the public. See what happens when you question your stressful beliefs with this powerful and simple tool. It has been life changing for many people. Introductory video or audio CDs will be presented in each session. Call 484-0134.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 184 in Thunderbolt. Call 786-4508.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Meet new friends and enjoy a welcome break. Hear guest speakers on topics relevant to mothering, along with discussion time, creative activities and more, because

mothering matters. Call for the location, date and time of the next meeting. MOPS is for all mothers with children from birth to kindergarten. Child care is provided. Visit www.mops.org or call 898-4344.

No Kidding!

is the area’s first social club for single and married adults who do not have children. Meet other non-parents at events and activities. For information on No Kidding! visit www.nokidding.net or send e-mail to luluette@prodigy.net.

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at Books-AMillion and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@ comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org.

St. Almo

The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 6:25 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Call 234-3336. Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

will hold its Taste of Tybee Business Connection Thursday, Aug. 24 from 5:307:30 p.m. at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion. The cost is $5 for members and $15 for member guests. Call Susan Smith at 644-6434 or ssmith@savannahchamber.com.

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 the Spiva Law Group, 12020 Abercorn St. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

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 nondenominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 6550994.

Savannah Art Association

meets the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. Call 232-7731.

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.

Avenue. Those who wish to eat before the meeting are encouraged to arrive earlier. 656-2410.

Savannah’s First Pug Playday

This group meets every first Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Savannah Dog Park at 41st and Drayton streets. All humans and dogs who live in a pug household are welcome. A donation to the Savannah Dog Park would be appreciated. Contact Mike or Melinda at kennedy.mike@comcast.net.

Savannah Toastmasters

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

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 Fencing Club

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.

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.

Tybee Performing Arts Society

offers beginning classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $40. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to savannahfencing@aol.com.

Urban Professionals

Savannah Jaycees

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 961-9913 or visit www.savannahjaycees. com.

Savannah Kennel Club

meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. from September through May at the Fire Mountain restaurant on Stephenson

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meets first Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Vu at the Hyatt on Bay Street. If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right. Call 272-9830 or send e-mail to spannangela@hotmail.com.

The Young Professionals of Savannah For information, contact Jacob Cottingham at Jacob@thesouthmag.com.

Dance

2006 Summer Dance

Overcoming by Faith will present dance workshop classes in jazz, West African praise, ballet, gospel, hip hop and more. Classes are open to males and females from Pre-K through adult. Call 927-8601 or visit www.overcomingbyfaith.org.

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shopping center. Challenging, rewarding and fun. All levels and body types welcome. Beginner-Intermediate Adult Ballet is held Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Ballet is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Beginner Adult Modern is Mondays from 1-2 p.m. Intermediate/ Advanced Modern is Mondays from 1011:30 a.m. A variety of youth classes ages 3 to teen are available. Call Sue Braddy at 897-2100.

Fitness

Learn the dance while having fun Sundays from 1:30-3:30 at the Doris Martine Dance Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. $2 per person. Call 925-7416.

Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga classes

Argentine Tango Practice and Lesson

Flamenco Enthusiasts

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany B. at 272-8329.

Salsa Dance Lessons

Salsa classes for beginners are offered every Friday from 6-7 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance Studio, 2212 Lincoln St. You do not need a partner. Call 898-2296 or send e-mail to irdelatoru@ yahoo.com.

The Savannah Shag Club

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

Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah

hosts Magnificent Mondays from 6:30-11 p.m. at Double’s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free basic shag, swing, salsa, cha cha, line dance and others are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered. The lesson schedule is posted at www.shagbeachbop.com and announced each Monday. The dance lessons are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Special cocktail prices are from 6:30-10 p.m. and their are hors d’ouerves. There is no cover charge. Everyone is invited and welcomed into club membership. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit www.shagbeachbop.com.

The Studio

Ongoing classes include Hip Hop/Funk on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Adult Beginner Ballet on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. There are a variety of advanced classes daily. The Studio is located at 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. just off the intersection of Skidaway and Victory. Call 695-9149 or 356-8383 or visit ww.thestudiosav.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.

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

Free Nutritional Counseling/Body Fat Testing

by certified nutritional consultants. Muscle Quest Sports Nutrition Center, 109 Jefferson St. downtown. Call ahead to reserve a space at 232-4784.

Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group

Classes are offered Saturdays from 9:3011:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Dropin rate is $10, $8 for students or 10 classes for $80, $70 for students. All experience levels are welcome. Look on the web at www.jadelotustaichi.com.

The Jewish Education Alliance

Join Amy Levy at 9:45 am on Fridays 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 3558111.

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. Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

Savannah Yoga Center

Classes offered seven days a week. Community Easy Flow Yoga is offered three times a week at a cost of $5 per session. For other classes, the drop-in rate is $13, the student drop-in rate is $11 with ID and active duty military/dependents rate is $9. The schedule is: Monday, Community Flow Yoga from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and All Levels Flow Yoga from 6-7:15 p.m.; Tuesday: Dynamic Flow Yoga from 10-11:15 a.m. and Yoga Basics from 6-7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Level I/II Flow Yoga from 9-10:15 a.m. and Gentle Yoga from 6-7:15 p.m.; Thursday, Level I/II Flow Yoga from 9-10:15 a.m., Community Flow Yoga from 4:15-5:15 p.m. and Dynamic Flow Yoga from 6-7:15 p.m.; Friday, Dynamic Flow Level I/II Yoga from 10-11:15 a.m.; Saturday, All Levels Flow Yoga from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; and

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. classes taught by Debra Whalen R.Y.T. are offered Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at Muscle Quest Sports Nutrition Center, 109 Jefferson St. downtown. $10 drop-in fee. Call ahead to reserve a space at 232-4784.

The Yoga Room

Monday Level I and II 6:30-8 p.m., Mommy and Me Yoga 4-5 p.m. Tuesday Level II and III from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday Level I from 10-11:30 a.m. and Level I and II from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday Vinyasa Flow from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Level I from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday Vinyasa Flow from 9-10 a.m. and Level I from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Sunday Level II and III from 5-6:30 p.m. There are openings for private sessions on weekends. Visit www.thesavannahyogaroom.com or call 898-0361.

Yogalates Classes

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

Gay & Lesbian

First City Network Board Meeting

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

First City Network Community Center and Library

The FCN Community Center & Library is open Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visitors are welcome to check out gay/lesbian books Quest 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.

Gay AA Meeting

meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 307 E. Harris St., second floor. For information, contact Ken at 398-8969.

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

Pride 2006 Fund-raiser

The Blue Party will be held Sept. 2 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Blaine’s Back Door Bar. The Miss Savannah Pride Pageant will be held Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. at Club One. The Pre-Pride Party will be held Sept. 15 from open to close at Blaine’s Back Door Bar. The Pride Festival will be held Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at The Starland District. The Unity Party will be held Sept. 16 from open to close at Club One.

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.

Health

Be Stress Free

Learn to go within, raise awareness and access inner wisdom and peace. Thsi meditation group meets every second Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. at 6205 Abercorn St., No. 203. Arrive by 11:55 a.m. and go to the front door. To reserve a space, email Ellen Farrell, M.A. at ellenjfarrell@ comcast.net or call 247-4263.

Can’t Sleep?

Can’t sleep or stay asleep? Hypnosis and guided imagery works. Call 201-0071 for more information.

Case Management Program

St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St., will sponsor a client assessment and referral service that assists individuals in obtaining health care and medical assistance, indigent services, housing and other social services. Call 4476605 or 232-2003.

Circle of Healing

Connect, discuss, meditate and share energy with live-minded individuals in this free, inspirational circle of healing at the Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St. Call 236-2131.

Community HealthCare Center

is a non-profit organization that provides free medical care for uninsured individuals who work or live in Chatham County and do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. All patients receive free examinations, medicine through the patient assistance program and free lab work. Women receive free pap smears and mammograms. Call 692-1451 to see if you qualify for services. Located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5, Medical Center.

Community Cardiovascular Council, Inc.

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

Dual Recovery Anonymous

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

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.

Every Step Counts Survivor Walk

This monthly cancer survivors’ walk is free and open to all survivors and their loved ones. Call DeDe Cargill at 398-6654.

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings

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Dance or learn flamenco in Savannah with the Flamenco Cooperative. Meetings are held on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 or 3 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance. Any level welcome. If you would like to dance, accompany or sing, contact Laura Chason at laura_chason@yahoo.com.

A balanced life

Sunday, Community Flow Yoga from 5-6 p.m. Located at the International Center for Leadership and Coaching, 25 E. 40th St. at Drayton Street. Call Director Kelley Boyd at 441-6653, email kelley@savannahyoga.com or visit www.savannahyoga.com.


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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.

Free hearing & speech screening

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

Gastric Bypass Surgery Session

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

Georgia Cares Medicare Part D Assistance

The toll-free hotline is 1-800-669-8387.

Got a drug problem? Need help?

Call the Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at 1-800-334-3322.

HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training

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

La Leche League of Savannah

will meet Monday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 508 of the Candler Professional Building, 5354 Reynolds St. The topic will be Starting Solids. Babies are welcome. Call Phoebe at 897-9261.

Lose Weight

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

Mammograms

St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. SJ/C accepts most insurance plans. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Mammograms will be performed Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Chatham YMCA in Pooler. For appointments, call 819-3368. Mammograms will be performed Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group in Pembroke. Call 819-3368 for appointments.

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

Memorial Health CPR training

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

Memorial Health group meditation sessions

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

Memorial Health heart risk assessment

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

Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture

This free orthopedic lecture series is held the third Tuesday of each month from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium at Memorial Health to educate the community about the risk factors of arthritis, the prevention of arthritis and medical and surgical joint replacement. To register, call 350-3603.

Memorial Health SET Focus Group

This is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents/ caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. Call Donna at 350-5616 or Saundra at 350-3396.

The Midwife Group of Coastal Georgia

The Midwife Group offers a free program to women at any stage of pregnancy that includes free information on pregnancy, birth and parenting, an opportunity to talk to other pregnant women and information on a certified nurse midwife-assisted birth, whether at a birth center or area hospital. Call 826-4155 or send e-mail to birthcenter@alltel.net.

Planned Parenthood Hotline

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First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-2647154.

Project SAVE

The program provides eye exams, education and care to those who have no health insurance, are unable to pay for care privately and meet certain qualifications. The clinic meets Thursdays by appointment. Call 352-2032.

Psych-K Workshop

Put an end to self-sabotage and depression. Start achieving your life’s goals. Release negative, limiting beliefs and replace them with positive, supportive belivies. Learn a technique you can apply to many areas of your life. More info at www.psych-k.com. Workshops will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 3554704. To register, visit http://home/hiwaay. net/~north/

The Quit Line

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

Stop Smoking

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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 667-8943.

Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors

The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for instructors. Call 6515371 or send email to daled@savannahredcross.org.

Historic

New Exhibits at Savannah History Museum

Nature & Environment

Tybee Marine Science Center is looking for volunteers interested in supporting educational programs. Help is needed with touch tank presentations, animal care, special events, sea turtle monitoring, outreach programs, gift shop and office duties. Call 7865917 or visit www.tbeemsc.org.

Pets & Animals St. Almo

The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 6:25 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Call 234-3336.

SSavannah’s First Pug Playday

This group meets every first Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Savannah Dog Park at 41st and Drayton streets. All humans and dogs who live in a pug household are welcome. A donation to the Savannah Dog Park would be appreciated. Contact Mike or Melinda at kennedy.mike@comcast.net.

Site Launched for Reclaiming Lost Pets

Dolphin Project of Georgia

A new website has been launched to help people reclaim lost pets. It is located at www. thepetrescue.com.

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.

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

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

Volunteers needed for Tybee Marine 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

meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. 447-6605.

Tea time at Ola’s

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

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Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson Square. The choir, made up of singers from churches around the city, sings in the darkened nave of Christ Church by candlelight. Compline, the last of the monastic prayer services before retiring, is a service in which one is invited to meditate and reflect on the day or week past and then enter into the little death of sleep to rise with hope and thanksgiving for the days ahead.

a.m. in the Troup Square Sanctuary. Speaker this week is Rev. Joan Kahn-Schneider, who will speak from the topic “Question Box Sermon�. Call 234-0980, or e-mail uusav@ comcast.net or visit www.jinglebellchurch org/.

Unity of Savannah

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

A church of unconditional love and acceptance welcomes guest speaker and ministerial candidate Barbara Huffman on Sunday, Aug. 27. Sunday service is at 11 a.m. Youth church and childcare also are at 11 a.m. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 355-4704 or visit www.unityofsavannah.org.

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.

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.

Christian Businessmen’s Committee

Ekklesia, The Church

Meditation Group

Learn to go within, raise awareness and access inner wisdom and peace. Thsi meditation group meets every second Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. at 6205 Abercorn St., No. 203. Arrive by 11:55 a.m. and go to the front door. To reserve a space, email Ellen Farrell, M.A. at ellenjfarrell@ comcast.net or call 247-4263.

Nicodemus by Night

An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Nicodemus was a religious leader who came to Jesus by night looking for a way out of the darkness. He received revolutionary understanding that compelled him to forsake everything to become a disciple. Jesus was considered a heretic for his radical teachings that people should give up their own possessions and care for one another instead of themselves. Would Jesus’ teaching require anything less today?

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903.

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.

Soka Gakkai of America (SGI-USA)

SGI-USA is an American Buddhist movement for world peace that practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO. For information, call Gil at 659-1917 after 7 p.m. or e-mail gilhigh@hotmail.com. Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church Services begin Sunday at 10 a.m. at 707 Harmon St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. No religious education until after Labor Day. For information, call 2336284 or e-mail UUBC2@aol.com. Affirming the worth and dignity of each person. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. The service will be Sunday at 11

Wildwood United Methodist  Church

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

Women’s Bible Study

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

Sports & Games Savannah Area Tennis

will hold an after-school and weekend Junior Group Tennis Program for ages kindergarten through 12th grade at various sites throughout Savannah. A cardio tennis program, Adults’ Workout With a Racquet, is a group activity that features drills aimed at giving players of all abilities a high-energy workout. Sessions are $10. For information about either program, call Phyllis Greene at 961-9862 or 507-9862 or send e-mail to ctcsavannahga@prodigy.net.

Savannah Disc Golf Club

holds an Open Doubles Tournament at 10 a.m. each Saturday at Tom Triplett Park on U.S. 80 between Dean Forest Road and Interstate 95. New players are welcome. Free coaching in driving and putting skills is available. Teams are chosen by luck of the draw. Entry is $5. For information, visit savannahdiscgolf.com.

Savannah Shamrock Rugby Club

is always looking for new players, no experience necessary. Open practice every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Forsyth Park. Call 663-7415 or visit www. savannahrugby.com.

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 598continued on page 36

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Two new exhibits will open Friday, Aug. 25 at the Savannah History Museum. They are Hats: Crowning Glory of a Bygone Era, with dozens of women’s hats and dressmaking techniques from the past, and Hats Off!, an interactive exhibit for kids ages 3-12. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $4.25 adults and $3.75 seniors 55 and up, military and AAA. children under 6 are admitted free with a parent or guardian. Call 651-6825 or visit www.chsgeorgia.org.

sea creatures. Beach Discovery Walks are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Call 786-5917 for information about current programs. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children 3-16. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesdays when it is open 9 a.m. to noon.


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9860 or visit http://al_anon_savannah. freeservers.com.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group

The group is for caregivers, family members and friends of persons affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementiacausing illnesses and 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 9202231.

Amputee Support Group

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

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 350-5616.

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

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.

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.

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.

CASA Support Group

This support group is for parents and extended caregivers whose child or children have been involved with DFCS and/or returned to your custody after being in foster care, or who have been given custody of a family member’s child who has been involved with DFCS and/or has been in foster care. The group 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.

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.

Caring for Us

is a support group for caregivers of ill or injured family members or loved ones. Call Kimberlee Mitchell at 350-3399.

Celiac Support Group

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

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

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

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Candler Heart and Lung Building, second floor, Room 2. Call 3551221.

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.

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

meets every Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church, Room 250. This is a group for couples struggling with primary or secondary infertility, whether they have been on this journey for one year or many years. Call Kelly at 596-0852 or email emptycradle_savannah@hotmail.com.

Depressive/Manic support group

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

Diabetes support group

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. 1-80033-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 the second Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 8196743.

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 1-800-264-7154.

Full Circle Grief and Loss Center

a program of Hospice Savannah, offers the free counseling services for anyone dealing

with loss. Call 355-2289. Grief 101 is a seven week support group for individuals who have suffered a loss by death. Pre-registration required. Tuesda­ys 6-7 p.m. Grief Support Network is an on-going peer-run support group. Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. Children’s Groups, call for times. Specialty Groups such as Spouse Loss Group and Loss by Suicide Group are offered when needed.

HIV/AIDS :living with HIV/AIDS? My Brothaz Home

is a support group for men meets every Thursday of the month. Come on out and meet other brothaz. 231-8727.

Hope House

provides housing and support services such as life skills, resources and referrals, followup care and parent-child activities funded by DHR Promoting Safe and Stable Families. Please call 236-5310 for information.

Huntington Disease Support Group

meets the last Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital, second floor, Room 2. Call Sandra at 9640455.

Keeping hope alive while living with cancer

meets the fourth Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Women’s Services Conference Room at the Center for Advanced Medicine at Memorial Health. Call 350-7845.

Memorial Health Pancreatic Cancer Support Group’

For information, call Jennifer Currin at 3503988.

Memorial Health POPPS! Group

for children with cancer and their parents and caregivers. Call Donna at 350-5616.

Memorial Health PRIDE Bleeding Disorders Support Group Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285.

Memorial Health SET Focus

SET Focus is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents and caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. For information, call Saundra at 350-3396.

Mommy and Me: Life With Your Little One

is a support group that meets the first Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Candler Professional Building, Room 508A, 5354 Reynolds St. Call 819-6171 for information.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group Call 653-5878.

Multiple Sclerosis support group

Koolostomy Accessories

discusses topics that are relevant to anyone with a debilitating disease every fourth Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. at Montgomery Cross Roads. 355-1523

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

meets Jan. 28, April 19, July 19 and Oct. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. 354-9576.

is a support group open to anyone who has an ostomy and their loved ones. Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

Muscular Dystrophy support group

Each month, the group focuses on a specific topic related to blood-related cancers and also discusses ways to improve quality of life. Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

Narcotics Anonymous

The SAFE Shelter offers free drop-in counseling to anyone who is in an abusive relationship. Meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Education Building at Whitaker & McDonough St. 234-9999.

meets the third Sunday from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Armstrong Atlantic State University Sports Education Building, Room 226. 3517035 or 353-7143.

Living without Violence

Lowcountry Huntington’s Disease Group Call Sandra at 964-0455 or visit www. LowcountryHD.com.

Lung Cancer Support Group

is for families who are going through lung cancer treatment and survivors of lung cancer. It meets monthly at Summit Cancer Care. Call Patty Thornton at 350-9385.

Lupus Encouragement Group

A support group that is open to patients with lupus, their family members and friends. 447-6605.

Memorial Health Cancer Challenges Support Group Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

Memorial Health Diabetes Support Group

Tired of drugs? Want to stop? Call 2385925 for the Savannah Low country Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Overcoming the Stigma of Seizure Disorders

meets the fourth Thursday at the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church at Abercorn and Gordon streets. A free story/coloring book, I’m Feeling Just Ducky!, is available for children to better explain seizure activity.. Call Pam Steadman at 2331006.

Overeaters Anonymous

Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? Does your weight affect the way you live your life? No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Meets Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at 1030 Shawnee St., Unit F2. Call 728-4028.

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

PRIDE Support Group

meets the third Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Error Prevention Conference Room. A variety of guests discuss ways to improve health. Call Glenda at 350-3690.

This is a support group for parents of children with bleeding disorders. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285.

for parents of children with bleeding disorders. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285.

Rape Crisis Center

Memorial Health Hemophilia Support Group

The Parents of Difficult Teens group

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As part of its ongoing work with incest survivors, the Rape Crisis Center has built a cinder-block wall where incest survivors can throw plates as an anger management technique. In order to continue, donations of china are needed. Call 233-3000 to make a donation.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

The group welcomes anyone suffering with this disorder, and family members or caregivers interested in learning more about it. For information, call Martyn Hills at 6514094.

Safe Shelter Outreach Program

Providing services for survivors of domestic violence. All services are confidential and free. 3025 Bull St. 651-0004.

The group meets every other month, Jan. 12, March 9, May 11, July 13, Sept. 14 and Nov. 9, in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. For information, call Terria Manning at 8192171 or Karen Traver at 819-8350.

Sarcoidosis support group

meets quarterly, March 24, June 16, September 15 and December 15, Noon, Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Bldg. 5356 Reynolds St. 692-2032.

Savannah Chatham Truancy Intervention Project

meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 428 Bull St. in the United Way Building. The project can educate you regarding the new truancy law and how it impacts your child.

meets the first Thursday of the month from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. Call 355-6347 or 2384666.

Senior Citizen’s Inc. 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 5:30 p.m. at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. Call Stacey Floyd at 236-0363.

Sexaholics Anonymous

is a fellowship of men and women whose purpose is to help those with sexual addictions. 351-7440.

S-Anon Family Group

is a fellowship for families and friends of sexaholics. For information, call 663-2565.

Smoking Cessation Support Group

is open to anyone who has stopped smoking and needs additional support or to those who are considering trying to stop smoking. Call 819-8032 or 819-3361.

Stroke Support Group

Every Tuesday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave.; every Friday from 10-11 a.m. at Savannah Speech and Hearing, 1206 E. 66th St., (call Jane Medoff at 355-4601); and every third Thursday of the month from 4-5:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church at 1 W. Ridge Rd. on Skidaway Island. Call Ann Farr at 5981766 or Shirley Nack at 598-7047.

Teen Mom Support Program

Hope House of Savannah provides support for teenage mothers between the ages of 13 to 19. Childcare, snacks and transportation provided. Call 236-5310.

Transgender Support Group

My Brothaz Home, Inc. is sponsoring this support group. For information, call Lady Maverick or George at 231-8727.

United Way’s First Call for Help

Telephone information & referral service that provides expertise and relief to individuals and families in need, with a database of more than 500 agencies and organizations. 651-7730.

Victim-Witness assistance program is for families of murder victims. The meetings are at 6 p.m. in the Chatham County Courthouse on Montgomery St. third Thursday of each month. 652-7329

Weight loss support group

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss group provides informative programs & info. Meets every Tuesday. from 6-6:45/6:45-7:45 at the Windsor Forest Community Center. 7488700.

Wheeze busters

is an asthma support group for children that meets in the Rainbow Room at The Children’s Place at Candler Hospital. Call 921-3368.

Women who love too much

meets Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. Call Maureen Wozniak at 355-4987.

The Work

meets the fourth Friday at 7 p.m. at 2320 Sunset Blvd., (just off Skidaway at Carey Hilliards). The Work is for mentally healthy people who are stuck in some area of their lives. 355-4704.

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American Red Cross needs volunteers

Chatham Branch of the Savannah Red Cross needs volunteers. Call Mark at 651-5352 or e-mail stallm@savannahredcross.org.

America’s Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers to sort, clean, & shelve salvaged foods from reclamation centers where bent cans or crumpled boxes of nutritious food is sent. Apply as soon as possible. 912-236-6750 ext 109.

Become a mentor

Make a difference in a child’s life. Call Michelle Jones, 652-6710.

CASA needs volunteers

to speak up for abused children in court for their best interests. Call 447-8908 or e-mail infor@savannahcasa.org.

Chatham County Truancy Intervention Project

matches volunteer attorneys and other professionals with children who have been brought before the court for excessive school absenteeism. For information, call 201-2133.

Coastal Pet Rescue

Foster parents are needed. A volunteer coordinator is needed, as are vet techs with microchipping experience, Pet Expo volunteers, fundraiser volunteers, a PR/marketing coordinator, a trainer/behaviorist and Adoption Day volunteers. Fill out an online application at www.coastalpetrescue.org.

Community Cardiovascular Council is looking for medical volunteers to check blood pressures for our walk-ins. Call Sydney Oetgen at 236-7666.

Community HealthCare Center

This non-profit organization is looking for volunteer nurses, doctors, nurses practitioners and development/fundraising volunteers to work at the center, which provides free medical care for working uninsured individuals. Call Margarita at 398-9720 or visit www.chcsavannah.org. The center is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5.

Crafts and Ceramics Teachers Needed The Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers is seeking volunteers to teach crafts or ceramic classes on Mondays. Call Valeria Flowers at 447-5711.

The Dolphin Project of Georgia

needs boat owners, photographers and other volunteers to help conduct scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along the coast of Georgia. You must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit the Web site at www.TheDolphinProject.org.

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The Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group

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Faith in Action Multi-cultural Program of EOA

healthcare fraud. Volunteer training is required. Call Rose Beck, 1-800-559-8387.

Liberty counties. Call Kathy Newman at 6523661.

Volunteer Coordinator Linda Fields at 2382960, Ext. 123.

First Steps at St. Joseph’s/Candler

needs volunteers to play music to pateitns, visit patients in their homes or nursing homes in Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties, assist staff and families in Hospice House in Savannah, or help out in the administrative office on Chatham Parkway. Volunteer training is offered the second Monday and Tuesday of every month. Contact Beth Logan, Volunteer Services Manager at 355-2289.

The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation is seeking volunteers to help promote the importance of reading and literacy to children. The program is affiliated with the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation 2006 Lecture Series, Literary Voices of the African Diaspora. Volunteers are needed to read to students at both East Broad and Garrison Elementary schools. Call 234-8000.

Share your time and talents with others. Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve at various community organizations from 1 to 40 hours per week. Call 234-7842 or Linda Fields at 238-2960, Ext. 123.

needs volunteers. Your neighbors who are elderly or who have disabilities need your help with everyday activities, simple chores, friendly visits, telephone calls and respite care. Call Linda Fields at 238-2960, Ext. 123. Become a volunteer with First Steps and provide support, education and community resources to help parents of newborns establish healthy and positive relationships with their babies. Call 819-6910.

Fort Pulaski National Monument

is seeking volunteers. Greet visitors, maintain trails, catalogue historic photographs and assist in the gift shop and more. Call David Underwood at 786-5787.

Foster families and adoptive families are needed in Chatham County. Call 651-5437.

The Foster Grandparent Program needs volunteers

who are 60 or older to volunteer their time in educational facilities, day care centers and other social service agencies for 20 hours per week, working four or five days per week. FGP offers a modest stipend and assistance with transportation fee. Call Linda Fields at 234-7842 or 238-2960, Ext. 123.

Georgia Cares

is a program of the Savannah Regional Office of Georgia Legal Services that provides free, unbiased information and assistance to Medicare enrollees on health insurance coverage, benefits, consumer rights and

Hospice Savannah volunteer training

Library gift shop needs volunteers

The Friends of the Library Gift Shop at the Bull Street Library needs volunteers for all days of the week and Saturdays. Retail experience is not necessary. All proceeds from the gift shop benefit the library branches. Call Kathy Newman at 652-3661.

Lifelink of Georgia seeks volunteers

to speak to community groups, pass out information at health fairs and organize awareness-raising events. Potential volunteers include transplant recipients and their families, patients waiting for organ or tissue transplantation, donor families or anyone interested in organ and tissue donation. Call 341-0000.

Literacy volunteers needed

Project READ, an adult literacy program, is in need of volunteer tutors who can commit to 2 or 4 hours each week. Call Jodi at Royce Learning Center at 354-4047.

Live Oak Regional Public Libraries

needs volunteers to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham and

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Meals on Wheels

Senior Citizens Inc.’s Meals on Wheels volunteers are responsible for delivering hot, nutritious meals to seniors on routes that typically do not exceed one hour in length. Volunteers may deliver as frequently as they choose and all meals are brought to the area by Senior Citizens Inc. staff. Training and support is provided. Call Darla Cady, volunteer coordinator, at 236-0363.

Medbank foundation, Inc.

needs volunteers to fill out applications, do data entry, make phone calls, help with filing, process mail and perform other office tasks. Call Holly Smith at 356-2898.

Mentor and Volunteer Probation Program

Community volunteers are needed to be mentors for low-risk youth currently involved in the juvenile justice system. Call 652-6710.

New Parent Education Program

The St. Joseph’s/Candler program helps provide new parents with support, education and resource referrals to establish positive relationships with their newborns. To find out how to become a volunteer, call 692-6910.

Oatland Island Education Center

at 711 Sandtown Road needs volunteers for special events and Saturdays. Trail volunteers and admissions attendees are needed. Call Dan Genrich at 898-3980.

Odyssey HealthCare

provides hospice services in Chatham, Effingham, Bryan and Liberty counties and is seeking volunteers to assist in providing compassionate end-of-life care. Volunteers may visit patients, help with office tasks or work on special projects. Training, ongoing support and education are provided. Call Edward Minor, 352-8200.

Quest International

is seeking volunteers to host English-speaking foreign exchange students, ages 15-18. For information, call 866-540-4029 or send e-mail to ForeignExchangeOrg@yahoo.com.

The Rape Crisis Center

trains volunteer advocates to provide support and information to sexual assault victims on the crisis line and/or at area hospitals. Train to be an advocate who provides support for rape victims taken to area hospitals or serve as a crisis line counselor. Call 233-3000.

Reading and math tutorial volunteers needed

for elementary and middle school students, Call Tosha Powell, Special Program Coordinator, St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information and Resource Center, 1901 Abercorn St. 447-6605.

The Retired and Senior volunteer program

Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations, including hospitals, churches, youth recreational center and education facilities. Call 234-7842 or call

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Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center

is looking for volunteers to assist residents in activities or just come and visit. For information, call Rhonda Sheffield, volunteer coordinator, at 354-8225, Ext. 243.

Ronald McDonald House volunteers needed

Caring adults are needed to help in the ”home away from home” for the families of hospitalized children. Volunteer internships also available for college students. Call Jean Asta at 356-5520.

Save-a-Life volunteers

Volunteer animal welfare organization is seeking volunteers and foster homes. Visit www.savannahsl.org, email us at savealifeinc@yahoo.com, or call 598-SPAY.

Senior Citizens, inc. seeking volunteers Looking for volunteers to teach classes at Club 55. Areas of interest include music, art, computers, and exercise. 236-0363, Ext. 114.

Spanish Oaks Hospice

needs volunteers. Spanish Oaks Hospice and Retreat is located at 8510 Whitfield Ave. Orientation and training are available to all interested volunteers. Call Cyndi HaggertyKrupa at 356-0233.

Speech and hearing center needs volunteers

to conduct hearing screenings for adults and children. Nurses and retired nurses are encouraged to apply for eye, ear, and dental exams on pre-school children. Flexible scheduling is available. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call Jane Medoff at 355-4601

Telfair Docent Program

The Telfair Museum of Art is accepting applications for its volunteer docent program. After completing training, docents will be responsible for leading tours in the Telfair Academy and Jepson Center. Call Sarah Ward, 790-8827.

Tutoring Volunteers Needed

If you are an education major, retired reading teacher or a community resident who is interested in volunteering your time to a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students, call the AfricanAmerican Health Information and Resource Center at 447-6605.

USO Volunteers Needed

at the Savannah-Hilton Head Airport and Hunter Army Airfield. Call Mary Nelson Adams at mna935@aol.com.

The Volunteer Center

is a service of the United Way of the Coastal Empire. Call 2-1-1 or 651-7726 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or send e-mail to volunteer@uwce.org.

Volunteer managers needed

Non-profit and profit organizations are invited to attend the Council of Volunteer Administrators (COVA), which meets every first Wednesday at the GA Radio Reading Service in the Senior Citizen Building, 3025 Bull St. 234-9999. w


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234-0606 SKIDAWAY APARTMENT TOWNHOMES 6830 SKIDAWAY ROAD Renovated 2 BR, 1 BA townhome with laminated hardwood floors throughout the 1st floor and carpet throughout the 2nd floor. Central heat and air, total electric, kitchen furnished with stove and refrigerator. Separate utility room with washer/dryer connections. Reserved and guest parking available. NO PETS. $650/mo.

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WILLOWTREE APARTMENTS 210 TIBET AVENUE 2 BR, 1-1 ½ BA townhome, central heat and air, total electric, kitchen furnished with stove, refrigerator and dishwasher, washer/dryer connections, wall-to-wall carpet, laundry facilities onsite, swimming pool and reserved parking. NO PETS. Some income restrictions apply. e-mail: willowtree. apts@comcast.net or call 925-0575. $675/mo. KINGSTOWN APARTMENTS 1901 SKIDAWAY ROAD 1 BR, 1 BA apartments, central heat and air, total electric, kitchen furnished with stove, refrigerator & dishwasher, wall-to-wall carpet, laundry facilities and reserved parking. NO PETS. e-mail Kingstown@ comcast.net or call 2338888. $500/mo.

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SilkScreen Artist/Printer Are you an artist? Would you like to create designs to advertise a business or celebrate an event? Applicants must be computer literate and familiar wit hthe following programs: Adobe Photo Shop; Corel Draw; Excel; Paint Artist. Must have criminal background and drug screening. Excellent fringe benefits. Apply at 1249 Eisenhower Drive. www.connectsavannah.com

The Gold Club We are looking for dancers, bouncers, bartenders, cocktail waitresses, cooks. Apply at Hwy 17, Hardeeville, SC. One mile just over the bridge or call 843-784-6308 Uncle Harry’s Gentlemen’s Club Now Hiring Dancers/Entertainers. Tired of making $200 a day. 233-6930. N. Lathrop Ave. WANTED - GLASS ARTIST Part-time Art Glass Assistant Help with product development, quality, production, sales and marketing. We produce a line of borosilicate color bars used in the art glass industry. Knowledge of flame work, kiln work, fusing, slumping and sculpting a +. 912-880-3526

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912-233-6000 w w w. C o r a B e ttT h o m a s. c o m BE READY FOR ANYTHING! Whether you are buying or selling a home, you will probably encounter “the inspection.” This needn’t strike fear into the hearts of sellers, and it needn’t encourage buyers to look for fault. Disclosure and awareness are the most important issues, and a recent survey of the National Association of Home Inspectors sheds some light on the most prevalent problems that they encounter. Sellers will want to address any problems before listing their home, and buyers will want to be sure to pay special attention to the following survey results. One of the four most common major problems is improper drainage around the house. Unsuitable grading can lead to water penetration and even problems with the foundation. Another of the four biggest problems involves – big surprise – roofing. Look for damage in the form of worn materials or improper flashing. The survey results also point to a couple of interior problems. In older homes, particular attention should be paid to the electrical system, which might have inadequate overload protection or “suspicious” wiring, if not insufficient power. Also inspect the heating and air conditioning systems, especially if managed with an older thermostat or other controls. Keep in mind that most homes will not have major problems, but that these are the most common. Trust your agent to prepare you for anything, whether selling or buying.

501 EAST CHARLTON $184,000 Carriage House, one bedroom, 2-story and completely renovated to perfection! Great investment - rents for $1350/month. Call Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912-507-9800.

Homes for Sale 526 E. GWINNETT LANE Go thru the gate on Gwinnett St. and you will see this cottage with 2 bedrooms, and all the beautiful furnishings are included! 189,000. Porch and pool! Sun Coast Realty, Rhondda 912-507-9880.

526 Gwinnett Lane. $189000. This one is an investors dream! 2 bedrooms, totally furnished, everything new and has a community pool! Call Sun Coast Realty Rhondda 912-507-9800. 527 & 529 E. GWINNETT ST. $165,000 each! TWO Spacious one bedrooms over 700 sqft. Totally renovated and furnishings are negotiable. Condos with a porch off the back, overlooking the pool! Open house 8/27, 3-5pm. Sun Coast Realty, Rhondda 912-507-9800. 8 SILVER AVE: Tybee Island $398,000 2 bedrooms, 2 baths with all the furniture! Queen, king and 2 sleeper sofas, large porch, elevator, storage room, all the appliances, even the washer/dryer and 2 parking spaces. Great rental or home. Less than 1/2 block to the ocean, 2 blocks to pier. Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 912-507-9800.

Adorable 2 bedroom 1 bath home with character and acreage. Back deck and front porch with swing. Move in ready. Sip your drink in the swing and watch the moss blow thru the trees. Plat is in the office. No Covenants or restrictions. Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing of this home at 658-7777. H-4553 $139,900 ADORABLE HOME PORT WENTWORTH 2 or 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath brick home on Kissimmee with huge fenced back yard. Call 912-604-9997. AFFORDABLE DOWNTOWN CHARM Close to SCAD, Bright and sunny 1 bedroom/1 bath condo in secure restored building. Off-street parking and close to everything. 17 East 37th Street. $165,000. Call Jacqueline Mason at Mopper-Stapen Realty 912-220-1844.

ARDSLEY PARK 2-story frame home features 4 bedrooms with updated kitchen and 2-1/2 updated baths, screened porch, deck, privacy fence, sprinkler system, pretty landscaping, carport and utility room inside laundry, 501 E Charlton Street master suite downstairs. Cute one bedroom 2 story home $279,900. Call K athy Noble, with 2 fireplaces in great condi- R E / M A X P r o f e s s i o n a l s tion. Great investment and only 912-897-1955 or 912-692-1201. $184,500 Rhondda @ Sun Coast BUNGALOW STYLE: Fully remodReality 912-507-9800 eled beautiful house, 1578 sqft, 517 E. Harris Street all new appliances, washer/dryer, $515,000 3 Story free standing icemaker, eat-in kitchen, tile/carhome in the historic district with pet, new sod, irrigation system, hardboard exterior, 3 bedrooms privacy fence, plenty of parking, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, 2 work- great outdoor living area w/huge ing fireplaces, washer/dryer, and gazebo. Four bedrooms, 3 baths, all the appliances and furniture great house for retirees, families, included in the sale.. 2 off street or students! Convenient to both parking spaces, enclosed porch, West and East sides on desirable brick courtyard, must see this E. Henry St. Asking $237,500. large home of over 2300 square Email lwilliams13@comcast.net fe e t . R h o n d d a @ S u n C o a s t or call Lee at 912-604-5065. No 912 507-9800. realtors please.


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Eight is Enough Huge brick Colonial on Whitemarsh Isl. Big enough for even the largest clan, w/6 bedrooms + bonus, 3 full & 2 half baths, eat-in kitchen, BBQ pit, 2-car garage, 2car carport & tons of storage. In law suite perfect for home office or rental. $319,000. Under Contract! Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Reality Coastal Area Partners, (912) 704-3545/356-5001. katherineoxnard@comcast.net www.kwsavannah.com

105 Whitaker just off Broughton, and elevator building, furnished and all utilities including cable, tv, month to month, very fashionable upscale condo. 2 bedrooms, custom kitchen, very NY! $1950 per month. Rhondda @ 912-507-9800r

$ I BUY HOUSES $ We buy houses & lots/land. Don’t Stress! We buy “as is”! (No bank inspections needed) Quick, Fair Offers. Fast Closings. Avoid Foreclosure. Don’t Wait Any Longer, Call us today! 912-429-9600 (We are not Realtors) Katherine Oxnard 317 West Duffy Street Single Family at Condo Price! Brag All You Want Cause you got the best deal downtown! Charming 2BR/1BA Victorian steps from Forsyth! Pine floors, 10’ ceilings, tons of light, new kitchen floor/counters, tile bath, loads of closets + huge backyard w/off-street parking. Move right in! $199,000 Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Reality Coastal Area Partners, (912) 704-3545/356-5001. katherineoxnard@comcast.net, www.kwsavannah.com

www.connectsavannah.com LaTrelle Pevey Almost New! 2 bedroom 2 bath town home with over 1200 sq. ft. Tr e y c e i l i n g i n b e d r o o m . Screened porch overlooking private pond view. Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing @ 658-7777. H-4507 $141,900 Less than 2 years old! 3 bedroom 2 bath home with wood floors in the foyer and kitchen. Upgraded marble package with jetted tub, separate shower and double vanities. Roll out kitchen cabinets with lagoon view from patio. Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing of this lovely home @ 658-7777. H-4516 $154,900

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1601 EAST 59th STREET: 3-bedrooms, 2-baths, fully renovated brick house w/garage. Near Midtown & hospital. $950/month. Call 912-429-9600. 319 E. Huntingdon Lane Cute 2 story townhome totally furnished and all utilities included. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, cable tv, washer/dryer, disposal, dishwasher, micro, sheets, towels and everything you need is there! $1500 month to month Rhondda 912-507-9800 3 BEDROOM NEWLY RENOVATED house. Good neighborhood, across from park. Hardwood floors, fireplace, washer/dryer, central h/a, pets ok. $1100/mo. 912-844-4043. 3 BEDROOM VICTORIAN HOUSE: Hardwood floors, great neighborhood, central heat & air, all electric. $875/month. Call 912-844-4043.

Your Friends Will Be Jealous Of the views, huge live oaks, and did we mention the views? Build your island get-away in exclusive Landings community, w/ .37 acres, & lovely views of Tybee and Wassau Islands. $439,000. Under Contract! Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Reality Coastal Area Partners, (912) 704-3545/356-5001. katherineoxnard@comcast.net www.kwsavannah.com

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Land/Lots for Sale $ I BUY HOUSES $ We buy houses & lots/land. Don’t Stress! We buy “as is”! (No bank inspections needed) Quick, Fair Offers. Fast Closings. Avoid Foreclosure. Don’t Wait Any Longer, Call us today! 912-429-9600 (We are not Realtors)

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507 Point South -Only $1200/month with lake and small dock in backyard! 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch on Wilmington Island. Call R hondda @ 912-507-9800.

Commercial Property for Sale

Walk to the beach and the back river from this 3bed/1 bath bungalow! Offered at $360,000.

Joe Celento, Realtor Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty Cell: 912-272-4811 Joe.Celento@sothebysrealty.com www.celiadunnsir.com

Victorian District Condo 210/212 East 33rd St.

Around the corner from Queenie's and Starland Arts District. Whole block is being renovated! Four 2bed/ 1bath condos are a fantastic opportunity at $175-185,000.

Roberta Carver, Realtor Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty Cell: (912)596-0107 Roberta.Carver@sothebysrealty.com www.celiadunnsir.com

Ardsley Brick Traditional 501 East 57th St.

With 2bed/1bath, a large wooded lot and big garage/ workshop with rental income/ in-law suite potential, add some TLC and you’ll have instant equity! Offered at $240,000.

Christi Oates, Realtor Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty cell: 912.695.5945 Christi.Oates@sothebysrealty.com www.ChristiOates.com

17 W. Charlton Street • 912-234-3323 • www.celiadunn.com

514 MCLAWS STREET: 3BR/2BA. Newly renovated kitchen. Hardwood floors. Covered parking. Quiet neighborhood. Fenced backyard. 5 minutes from Memorial Medical or Candler. Available August 16. Contact 240-417-5017. 1 year lease $1300/month, 2 year lease $1200/month. DEEPWATER RENTAL ON SECLUDED BURNSIDE ISLAND 5 bedroom, 3 bath home on huge lot, new dock, incredible view. $2700/month. Call 912-604-9997. HOUSE IN BERWICK PLANTATION (Near Georgetown) area of Savannah, off US 17. 4 Milsey Bay C i rc l e. 3 B R / 2 B A , 1 4 0 0 s q f t . Comes with washer/dryer, microwave, refrigerator, flat-top oven, dishwasher, 2-car garage, etc. Located in a quiet cul- de -sac w/nice neighbors. Newly built, lived in for only 7 months. Under 15 minutes to Downtown. 5 minu te s to I - 9 5 . $ 1 2 5 0 / m o nt h . Available Sept. 1st. Call Ron 912-856-3681.

If interested in having your home or condo managed short term, long term or executive furnished rentals-call us and we will be happy to find you a tenant. We have many people waiting 107 Whitaker St. for rentals right now!!! Rhondda Commercial spaces - basement @ S u n C o a s t R e a l t y level. Brick walls and unfinished. 912-507-9800 4764 sq. ft. in a great location Tybee Island corner of Whitaker and Broughton. Great investment opportu- 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, 1/2 block from the ocean on 17th Place. nity. $595,000. Rents for $850 a week, plus tax Call Rhondda @ and cleaning fee in season. Call Sun Coast Reality Rhondda @ 912-507-9800 507-9800*

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Historic Tybee Cottage 1513 Jones Ave.

527 & 529 E. Gwinnett St.

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$165000 each! TWO Spacious one bedrooms - over 700 sq.ft. Totally renovated and furnishings are negotiable. Condos with a porch off the back, overlooking the pool! Open house 8/27 3-5PM Sun Coast Realty, Rhondda 912 507-9800

526 E. Gwinnett Lane Go thru the gate on Gwinnett St, and you will see this cottage with 2 bedrooms, and all the beautiful furnishings are included! 189000 Porch and pool! Sun Coast Realty Rhondda 912 507-9800

Rhondda Netherton 507-9800 or 341-8005 rhonddane@comcast.net

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Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in sought after Godley Station. Over 1600 sq. feet of upgrades and decorative features such as alcoves and ledges. Very open design includes large bedrooms and closets with a fireplace in Find the PerFect aPartment! the Great Room. Eat in the kitchen and separate dining area. Private backyard backs up to pergo to connectsavannah.com manently wooded area. Call FSBO: 5240 Garrard Avenue LaTrelle for your personal view(Brandlewood). Beautiful all brick i n g o f t h i s l o ve l y h o m e a t home on corner lot. 3 bedrooms, 658-7777. $199,900 H-4538 2 full baths. Separate living Sell. Find. Free! room, dining room and family Buy. www.connectsavannah.com room w/fireplace. Landscaped with in-ground sprinkler system. Appliances included. Seller contributes to closing. Call 912-224-1970.

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31 West Congress St Savannah, GA 31401 912-238-0874

www.mopper-stapen.com 1402, 1406, and 1410 Jefferson Street Seller contributes $4,000 toward cost to close!

Why rent when you can own one of these great 2BD/2BA for just $185,000! Each unit comes with complete stainless steel appliance pkg., four original fireplaces, private courtyard, off-street parking and security system. Unit 1402 is $189,000. Units 1406 and 1410 are $185,000 each. Great for investor or first-time homeowner.

1514 and 1520 Habersham Fantastic Value for your Dollar!!

These new construction Victorians are a great buy. Nearly 2,900 sq. ft. with 4BD/3BA, a separate study/office with back entrance, huge master with separate dressing area, an upstairs den, custom built-ins, high ceilings, quality moldings, ceramic tiles, hardwood floors - these have it all! Perfect for large family and also great rental opportunity for investor. $369,000 each.

Fran Belloir

Sales Associate, New Realtor of the Year 912-663-4444 • fran@mopper-stapen.com

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117 LINCOLN STREET: Fully furnished, 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, full kitchen, $2000/month. Contact Alex, 912-220-1700. 305 EAST BOLTON #202: 871 sqft, 2BR/1BA, brand new construction. Community pool, off-street parking, upscale finishes & appliances, laundry room, private storage. $1700/month. Contact Alex, 912-220-1700. DT CONDO FOR RENT: Nice, FULLY furnished 1BR/1BA, new kitchen, secure building, behind fire station. One block from police station. Conveniently located near SCAD buildings. $975/mo, includes water, sewer, trash. Pets OK. Please call 912-655-3478.

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Apartments for Rent 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM APTS. for Rent at 1020 East Anderson. Perfect for SCAD students! Call 604-9997.

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Apartments for Rent S TA R L A N D - 2 1 9 We s t 4 0 t h Street. 3-bedrooms/2-baths. Available September. Close to Gulfstream, Montgomery, Eckburg, Wallin & Anderson Hall. 10’ ceilings, large bedrooms, hardwood floors, central heat & air, w a s h e r / d r y e r, d i s h w a s h e r, fenced backyard and off-street park ing. $1,200/month. Call 441-1533 for information.

Have Connect Savannah delivered to your home! Subscribe for only $78 for fifty-two issues. Call 721-4376 for more information. VICTORIAN DISTRICT 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Off-street parking, washer/dryer, central heat/air. Short walk to Kroger and Forsyth Park. Call 912-236-7560 or 912-598-9048.

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2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Apartment Duplexes for Rent on Tybee Island. $1000/month. Water included, 6 month minimum lease. Contact Tybee VacaBLOOMINGDALE tion Rentals at 912-786-5853. 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex apartAPARTMENT FOR RENT: 116 East ment. $475/rent, $475/deposit. Anderson Unit B. 3BR/1.5BA, C a l l 9 1 2 - 9 6 4 - 4 4 5 1 o r washer/dryer, dishwasher, off- 912-547-4452. street parking, central h/a, 1.5 blocks from Forsyth Park. $1200 TOTALLY RENOVATED. Separate i n c l u d e s w a t e r & t r a s h . living/dining rooms, kitchen 912-713-1072. w/upgraded appliances, ARDSLEY PARK AREA: O n e 2BR/2BA, den, laundry room, garLarge bedroom apartment, with age w/remote, large fenced yard. separate, kitchen, hardwood Near Ardsley Park. $800/month. floors, carport. Quiet neighbor- 912-351-0993. hood. $590. No pets. (770)309-8171 WILMINGTON ISLAND DUPLEX: 2 bedroom, 1 bath, fenced Ardsly Park Area One Large bedroom apartment, b a c k y a r d , m o s t p e t s o k . Call with separate, kitchen, hard- $ 6 9 5 / m o n t h . wood floors, carpor t. Quiet 912-663-1753. neighborhood. $590. No pets. 895

Connect Savannah Classifieds Work! Call 721-4350 or go to connectsavannah.com to place your ad today. CARRIAGE HOUSE on world famous Vic tor y Drive: 1BR/1BA, w/extra loft space, DW, & washer/dryer. Could accommodate two people easily. Very peaceful setting within a few blocks of SCAD a n d d ow ntow n . Two o f fstreet parking spaces. No smoking or pets. $750 plus security deposit and references a must. Call 912-4950175 or 850-830-4957.

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FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM, 1 block f r o m m a i n l i b r a r y. C e n t r a l heat/air, cable, internet, washe r / d r ye r, u t i l i t i e s i n c l u d e d. $200/week, $720/month. Call 912-231-9464. GORGEOUS HUGE 2BR/2.5BA 2 off-street parking, WD, hardwood, high ceilings, fenced yard, 3 blocks to Forsyth $1500/month. 317B West Park Avenue. Call 912-308-9715, Available Sept.

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SHARE A great house! Fully furnished 6 bedroom house, 3 rooms available. Private rooms, individual leases, all you need are your clothes & computer.. and toothbrush! Includes all utilities, cable, internet connection, common living areas, fully equipped kitchen, great porches, good parking and more. 308 W. 40th St. Rent: $525/mo, 12-month lease. Rates available for shorter and longer leases. Deposit required. Email lwilliams13@comcast.net for photos and information or to see the house.



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Cars 1998 HONDA CIVIC EX. One owner, AT, sunroof, all power. Great on gas! $6000. Call Ron, 748-0701 or 663-4385.

2003 Pontiac Grand Prix sedan, PW, PL, CC, AM/FM/CD, Hwy miles, regularly maintained, 104k miles, $7000 OBO. 912-748-1382 912-659-3429 Fender Bender? Paint & Body Work Reasonably Priced Insurance Claims We buy wrecks 355-5932

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TWO 1989 CHEVROLET A BED & BATH. Quiet, safe, exquiSTEP VANS site! Cable, utilities included, 5 m i n u t e s f r o m D o w n t o w n . All aluminum body previously $125/week. Also furnished RV. used as vending trucks. One with new engine. If interested contact 843-683-2566. 912-210-2148. LARGE VICTORIAN near library. Walk-in closet, fireplace, large 950 windows on two sides, mini Boats & Accessories kitchen, phone, cable, internet, w/d utilities, nicely furnished. $145/wk, $522/mo. Seven days. TRAWLER 27’ $19,000 OBO. DieCall 912-231-9464. sel 300 hours 600 mile cruise on 80 gallons, Fiberglass, good botROOMS FOR SCAD Students in tom, paint V-Berth, Toilet, Fridge, beautifully remodeled Victo- Trailer. 912-220-5392. rian. $550-$650. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, large rooms, private, Connect Savannah quiet, furnished common room, W/D, cable, internet, porches, private parking, ALL utilities paid. 1212 E. Anderson. 510-520-1041, sereniph@sbcglobal.net.

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Cottages at Stillwell ~ Pritchardville, S.C. taking Court reservations! 2 Now Parkersburg – Isle of42-lot Hope cottage community situated fish ponds Great brick home around on hugethree corner lot. Less under than majestic trees. Bluff Starting inand theMarina. low 400’s. one mile tooak beautiful Drive in with Pritchardville, S.C. just 20 minutes 3 Located bed/2 bath Mexican tile and hardwoods. from downtown Savannah. Call theand office at Handpainted kitchen floor, brick patio many 912-233-5900 or Roy $283,000 Hill at 912-844-4000. updates. New updates! with $1,000 design allowance. Call Linda Bray 912.507.8500.

The Tondee Condominiums 17 East 37th Street #5. Beautiful condo in the 30 West York Lane Historic Tondee Condominium. 1 bedroom/1 High Voltage Loft!pkg, Create your own utopia bath, full appliance granite countertops, when you purchase this fabulous rawaccess, space. tile bathroom, high ceilings, intercom Each unit will room, include 2 off-street off-street parking. parking separate storage and spacesatand the restRoy of the are up to Priced $175,000. Hillfinishes 912-844-4000. you. Call for details. Alexander Grikitis 912-220-1700 / John Giles 912-220-1667

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1308 East 52nd Street 15 W. Jones Street 201 W. Broughton St., #204 c. East 1945.62 Wonderful Turn this 1850 three-story building Ultra-luxurious loft inDrive The J.D.Weed Building. 314 East 58th Street 418 nd Street 2 bedroom / 1 bathroom home 311 Columbus with to fenced-in backyard, patio/gazebo, into a gorgeous family residence. 1500 2square feet,1this bed / 2 This Ardsley Park bungalowsingle has just recently been reno-With over Priced sell! Investment property with off-street Charming Bedroom Bath2 Bungalow parking, 1000lot, square feet, garage, original hardwoods 7 apts. Over 7800floors square feet, bath loft offers state-of-the-art bathrooms, vated with Currently new bamboo and limestone throughout. two houses,over corner detached in Midtown. Oak hardwood floors, brand throughout, and updated and bath. Sturdy brick over stucco exterior, brick courtkitchen with granite kitchen counters, a Home has 3 bedrooms / 2 baths with limestone shower a gourmet and more. $210,000. John kitchen Giles 912new bathroom, beechwood cabimid-century construction. Priced at $187,500. yard, hardwood floors and carriage house sound system, refinished heart-of-pine floors, in master, all new appliances, updated kitchen, pool with 220-1667 / Alexander Grikitis 912-220netry. Just one block from Habersham Paula Letcher 912-657-2727 / Linda Bray all 912in rear. The possibilities are endless. brick walls, and shops top of and the line fixtures new pumps and filters, and much more. Must see toexposed 1700 Shopping Village Restaurants. 507-8500. $995,500. Roy Hillappraised 912-844-4000 Thisfeet. incredible loft Call is a must see! believe! Priced to sell below value./ John Owner throughout. 1132 sq. $220,000. Catherine 912-220-1667. Roy for Hillmore 912-844-4000/John Giles is licensed Giles real estate agent in GA. $248,000 Alexander$650,000. Harrison details. 912-856-5582. 912-220-1667. Grikitis 912-220-1700 / John Giles 912-220-1667.

415 East 31st Street c. 1900. Completely renovated duplex near 317 West Waldburg the corner of East Street 31st and Habersham Gorgeous Victorian homesuch with asmany beautiStreet. Great features off-street ful upgrades. Just 3 blocks from floors, Forsyth new Park parking, rear decks, hardwood . 1,926 sq.ft. Homekitchens features and 4 bedrooms /2 appliances, updated new baths baths, Italianexcellent marble and tile flooring, exteto produce rental income.new Priced paint, 10’Paula ceilings, Victorian details throughatrior $349,000. Letcher 657-2727 / Linda out, and much more. $350,000 Call Catherine Bray 912-507-8500. Harrison for details at 912-856-5582.

217 West 32nd Street. Historic Duplex in the Throes of Renovation Early 2 story duplex - 2 units each have 3 bed216 1900's West Park Avenue rooms, , kitchen and 1 bath. 4 meticulouscommunity. original fireState-of-the-art historic condominium places perunits unit.with Newly restored wrap spacious around porches, Three 2 and 3 bedroom floor roof work Conveniently complete as well as allnear newall structural work. plans. located downtown Lots of other details. Electric Savannah hasoriginal to offer.architectural Units include stainless appli-has been and plasma exteriorsT.V., being restored and painted. anceredone package, granite countertops, Lots renovation systems. going onPriced in thefrom area...the interiors andofsurveillance $280,000 await your personal design! Sure to beata 912-220-1700 real beauty when $300,000. Call Alexander Grikitis complete! $265,000. Linda Brayfor 912-507-8500 or John Giles at 912-220-1667 more details. / Paula Letcher 912-657-2727

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216 West Park Condos ~ www.216west.com new condos 817Five Abercorn Street in a gorgeously renovated historic Bloomquist building on Park Avenue. Completely Fabulous construction feaupdated kitchens stainless fixtures, turing Christina Sharfwith Interior Design. stainless appliances, Shaker-style cabinets, Magnificent features include Honduran baths with marble granite countertops & pine, white cultured marble, large terrace, marble floors. Hardwood floorsHave throughout. courtyard, and much, much more. to – 2035 $695,000 square feet. starting at see1500 to believe! CallPricing for details. $325,000.Grikitis Alexander Grikitis 912-220-1700 / Alexander 912-220-1700 / John John Giles 912-220-1667. Giles 912-220-1667.

Park Place Condos on Park Avenue Only one condo remaining! 302 East Park Avenue. One bedroom Park Place on Park Avenue / one bath units located a great historic building close Two condosinout of four left. One to Forsyth Park,units SCAD andinshopping. bedroom/ one bath located an Recently renovated 2005. 1-yr historic building close toinForsyth Park ,home warranty, 1-yr paidRecently HOA fees and seller SCAD and shopping. renovated to pay $3000 each. in buyer’s closing in 2005. $174,000 Call for more costs. $174,000.Roy 912-844-4000 / John details. Roy Hill Hill 912-844-4000 Giles 912-220-1667

Jefferson Row 3311 302 Bull Lorch Street Street, Unit 203. Two-year old condo just blks from Forsyth Remarkable Ardsley duplex located on Park. Second floor spacious condo with corner lot. 1678 sq.ft. with 3 bedrooms/2 livinginclude area, hardwoods, baths.open Features new HVACtile, and full pkg, tiled bath, Corian® waterappliance heaters, hardwood floors, fenced yard, counters, separate storage and secure off-street parking, and more. Includes lot gated parking. 1-yrto paid HOA fees. next to property. Seller pay 2% of clos$239,000. Roy Alexander Hill 912-844-4000 ing costs. $350,000 Grikitis / John Giles 912-220-1667 912-220-1700/John Giles 912-220-1667.

Bolton Row A Luxury Condominium Community Only Row 4 condos remaining! Two bedroom/one Bolton – A New Condominium Community bath fabulous condos with off-street parking, pool,/ & Seven new construction 1 bedroom 1 many upscale finishes. 1-yr sq.ft. paid HOA fees bath condominiums. 827-1,045 Many fine & $3000 paid buyer’s closing costs. appointments and towards amenities, including off-street Located close to Forsyth Park,Please SCADgo & by shopparking and community pool. to ping. $240,000-$310,000. Roy for Hillmarketing 912-844see construction progress. Call 4000. and details. Priced to sell from $240,000 package - $310,000. Roy Hill 912-844-4000 / John Giles 912-220-1667

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102 W. Duffy Street (Corner of Whitaker & Duffy!) Jefferson Commons 2Be buildings, income, and- endless the first great to ownrental one of these six 2 bedpossibilities! 7800 square 4 resiroom, 2 bath Over condos in the heartfeet. of the dential units and 1 Conveniently retail space. Fabulous loca- to Historic District. located close tion, oneFeatures block from Forsyth Park and close to SCAD. 4 fireplaces, spiral stair case, many SCAD buildings. Incredible granite counter tops and stainlessInvestment steel appliOpportunity. at parking. $1,250,000. Roy Hill ances. Gated,Offered off street $196,000 each 912-844-4000. John Giles 912.220.1667 Alexander Grikitis 912.220.1700.

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