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Your two cents

A skeptical take on the proposed SPLOST and E-SPLOST sales taxes


Simply Susan Ms. Mason’s latest cookbook



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Volume 5, No. 51, Sept. 13, 2006

On the cover: Photo Illustration by Brandon Blatcher


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Cover Story Paradise SPLOST? Jane Fishman Sungazing City Notebook Goin’ around the town Blotter From SPD reports News of the Weird Strange but true Earthweek The week on your planet


Cuisine 16

Music Feature Pride Festival Music Review Cuarteto Latinoamericano Soundboard Who’s playing and where around town Connect Recommends Concerts of note Good Show, Will Travel Regional concert listings Music Menu Local gigs a la carte

Culture Art Patrol 18

Theatre Review Marie and Bruce Cuisine Susan Mason 18 Art Patrol Exhibitions and openings 20 Art Feature Rembrandt at Red 15 16

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thur , sept 14 SSU Presents Author Bernice McFadden

What: Bestselling novelist will present a lecture and reading. When: Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Where: SSU’s King-Frazier Student Center ballroom. Cost: Free.

Cool Jazz on MLK

What: Entertainment will be provided by an assortment of local jazz musicians, including Lafayette Chester and the Country Day School Jazz Band. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. When: Sept. 14 from 5:30-8 p.m. Where: 514 West Restaurant, 514 W. MLK Jr. Blvd. Cost: $25. Call: 927-7272 for tickets or information.

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Drama Bums continue Marie and Bruce

What: This play written by Wallace Shawn follows a dream-like day in the intolerable life of a married couple. Strong language and adult situations. When: Sept. 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Actor’s Theatre, 703 Louisville Rd., Suite D. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Call: 224-6513.

fri, Sept 15 Third Friday Foreign Cinema

What: TFFC presents Alexei and the Spring, a 2002 documentary about the contaminated land of Belarus near Chernobyl in Russia. In Russian with English subtitles. When: Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5.

Project Improv

What: Savannah Actor’s Theatre will present new live comedy every Friday and Saturday night through October. Formats will vary from night to night. All performances may contain adult content and are therefore rated for ages 16 and up. When: Every Friday and Saturday through October, beginning at 10 p.m.Where: Savannah Actor’s Theatre, 703 Louisville Rd., Suite D. Cost: $5. Call: 232-6080.

Masquers open The Family Secret

What: The AASU Masquers present a special alumni workshop production of the drama “The Family Secret” performed by Dawn Peterson and performed/ written by Kelly Young When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15-16 and 3 p.m. Sept. 17. Where: AASU Ashmore Auditorium Room 119. Cost: Free admission. Call 927.5381.

What: By popular request, the young Russian pianist returns for his third appearance in Savannah. The concert will be presented by the Savannah Concert Association. When: Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $35, $25 and $12.50. Call: 525-5050 or visit

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American Fiddling

SCAD Presents Animate!

What: Award-winning student animation will be presented in this animation showcase. Material may be inappropriate for younger viewers. When: Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: Free.

Vassily Primakov in Concert

What: Join Savannah Tree Foundation arborist Patrick Grant to observe the wildflowers, plants and trees in the 50-acre Bacon Park maritime forest. Bring bug spray and wear long sleeves and long pants. When: Sept. 17 at 1:30 p.m. Where: Bacon Park Forest. Cost: Free. Call: 233-8733 to register.

What: John Reps, professor at Cornell University, will present Searching for the Sources of a Unique City Plan: A New Theory of the Origins of Savannah’s Urban Design. When: Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Where: Wesley Monumental Church, 429 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Call: 201-5070.

What: The Savannah Sinfonietta Chamber Players will present this concert. When: Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. Where: Congregation Mickve Israel.Cost: $15 to $20. Call: 1-800-514-3849 or What: The Coastal Heritage Society is teaming up with the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary to offer two nights of shipwreck-themed films and lectures. Archaeologist Gordon Watts will speak about his dives on the wreck of the Civil War ironclad warship, the CSS Georgia, in the Savannah River. It will be followed by a screening of the film Still on Her Keel, featuring the wreck of a tanker in 1977. The following night, NOAA Maritime Heritage Program Manager John Broadwater will speak, followed by a showing of the film The Lost Radeau: North America’s Oldest Intact Warship. When: The first lecture and film will be featured on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and the second lecture and film will be presented Thursday, Sept. 21. The lectures will be presented at 6:30 p.m., followed by the screening of the films at 7:15 p.m. Where: Savannah History Museum, inside the Savannah Visitors Center at 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public.

SAT, sept 16 7th Annual Savannah Pride Festival

What: The second largest Pride Festival in Georgia was attended by 10,000 diverse community members in 2005. This year’s festival theme is A Family of Pride. It will feature the Pride Market with more than 135 vendors and the Pride Stage, Where dozens of entertainers will perform. This year’s featured headliner is The Lady Chablis. Emcees are Destiny Myklz, Layla Foxxx and Motion. When: Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Historic Starland Square and District, located in Midtown at 40th and Bull streets. Cost: Free. Visit:

King Mackerel & and the Blues are Running

What: King Mackerel is set in a mythical hangout on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and revolves around a fictional review show designed to prevent commercialization of the

Reel Savannah Presents The Proposition

What: This thrilling and relentlessley hard-edged Aussie Western is set in the 19th century outback and was written by Goth rocker Nick Cave and stars Guy Pearce, Emily Watson and John Hurt. When: Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $7.


What: A live performance of young adults ages 12-19 who have been learning reading, writing, vocabulary and the art of self-expression through spoken word. When: Sept. 17 from 7-9 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E.. Park Ave. Call: 232-7177.

Tues, sept 19 Revolutionary Perspectives Lecture Series What: Dr. Christopher Hendricks of Armstrong Atlantic State University and The Stewart-Law Baroque Trio of St. Simon’s Island will present Culture & Music of the Revolutionary Period. When: Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Where: Savannah History Museum Theater. Call: 651-3673 or

Wed, sept 20 International Peace Day Lecture

What: As part of the multi-day celebration of International Peace Day, Father Bob Cushing will discuss his trip to Hiroshima and the goal of reconciliation. When: Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. Where: The Catholic Parish Center, 601 E. Liberty St. w

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Week at a Glance

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Your Two Cents

A skeptical take on the Sept. 19 SPLOST and E-SPLOST vote

In broad strokes, individuals in America pay five different kinds of taxes. Income and payroll taxes primarily support the federal government. Sales taxes primarily support state governments, and property taxes primarily support local governments. Excise taxes are basically forms of price fixing by governments to insure success of their favorites over the competition. All levels of government profit from excise taxes and their siblings, licenses and fees. Also, everyone pays up to 54 percent of gasoline costs in taxes, with both Georgia and Chatham County getting a cut. This weighs most heavily on those who are dependent on the private automobile. Regardless of the type of tax, individual taxpayers need to appreciate that the entire tax burden eventually falls to them. You are routinely taxed multiple times for the same goods and services. Relentless taxation weighs most heavily on those who can least afford it, and these are the very people who are increasingly priced out of the services their taxes help to fund. For the elderly, poor, and those on fixed incomes, omnipresent sales taxes eat disposable income, so that basic amenities like housing and food become unaffordable. In a special election coming only six weeks before the general election in November, this Sept. 19 you will be asked to vote on two sales taxes -- specifically, whether to renew the sixth penny you pay on food and goods, and on a proposed seventh penny primarily to fund new school construction. Individual municipalities generally tax

food in local sales taxes of two to three percent. The two percent sales tax you now pay on food goes to Chatham County. (Four cents of your sales tax goes to the state.) If the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax is defeated on Sept. 19, the sales tax in Chatham County will go down to five cents in 2008, dropping the tax on food to a penny. Here’s a look at the recent history of sales taxes in Chatham County, with some accompanying photos that tell another story: The story of how your government has spent your money so far. Have they been responsible stewards in the past? Do they deserve your further trust in the future? Only you can be the judge, and your opportunity to render a verdict comes on Tuesday.

Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) -- the 5th penny

Savannah’s first “Local Option Sales Tax” passed in 1976 to fund Operations & Maintenance and has no expiration date. This accounts for the fifth cent on each dollar you spend.

SPLOST -- the 6th penny

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Taxes has been renewed by voters every four years since 1985. SPLOST IV is set to expire in 2008. SPLOSTs were designed to fund capital improvements in roads, drainage, recreation, economic development and civic projects. They cannot be used to pay for ongoing operations and maintenance, even on

Chatham County Courthouse on Montgomery Street, downtown Savannah. Sign says the “Chatham County Courthouse & Jail Improvements and Extension” began in 2003 with a phased completion of 5 years, and a cost of $14 million. The new sales tax asks for money for additional jail upgrades.

the projects they spawn. In Chatham County, this one-cent tax reappeared on the ballot in 1989, 1993, 1998 and 2003. Currently, the government and Chamber of Commerce want voters to approve SPLOST V, primarily for expansion of jail facilities, an arena, and debt service on general obligation bonds. SPLOST V would commit voters to six rather than four years and would not expire until 2014.

(1993-1998) brought $229 million over four years. This Son of SPLOST expanded commissioners’ options to allow for $84 million for the Trade Center on Hutchinson Island (37 percent) and $47 million for “Other,” which included more Hutchinson Island expenditures in a general water/sewage category. Roads got $69 million. $19 million went to recreational/cultural, and only $10 million went for drainage.

E(ducation)-SPLOST -- the 7th penny?

SPLOST III (1998-2003)

This is a proposed new sales tax. If you agree to SPLOST V and E-SPLOST, sales tax will rise to 7 cents. This new tax would apply to food and gasoline as well as most retail items. The government and Chamber of Commerce also want you to pay a seventh cent of sales tax, supposedly for education. This tax would only fund construction of new schools, renovation of existing facilities, technology or buses -- not teacher salaries, supplies, or operating expenses. In other words, neither students nor teachers will benefit from this mislabeled tax. If you choose to spend your money growing buildings instead of children, you will get what you deserve when the children grow up and the buildings fall down. But I digress.

SPLOST II (1985-1989 and 1989-1993)

This SPLOST generated a total of $230 million over four years. After severe flooding in 1999, SPLOST III allocated $146 million to drainage. $42 million was spent for roads, $33 million for “Other Capital Outlay”, and $9 million for open space/greenways.


In 2003, voters passed another four years of extra sales tax with SPLOST IV. This is why we’re paying six instead of five cents now. With SPLOST IV, the fund for projected revenues widened to $229 million of a projected $276 million (83 percent). This is lumped under “Other Capital Outlay Projects.” In SPLOST IV $47 million was allocated to roads. Collections started October 1, 2003. Compare this with SPLOST III (1998-2003), in which the slush fund was only $29 million or 13 percent.

All $279 million went to roads, as was promised in the sales pitch. That got voters used to the additional penny. SPLOST II

The development of Hutchinson Island was funded through SPLOST. Where’s the trade at the Trade Center? Note the dearth of life in any form. Upriver is the Savannah River Site nuclear weapons facility near Augusta. What does the government have to say about the new generation of nuclear power plants scheduled to be built upriver? How much radioactive waste has already seeped into the groundwater?

A few Hutchinson Island captives escape on the Savannah Belles’ Juliette Gordon Low boat, which ferries passengers back and forth across the Savannah River. The Savannah Belles are part of the Chatham Area Transit system, a property-taxsupported service, with a mill rate of .82 in 2004.


SPLOST V -- the future?

SPLOST V, which comes up for voter consideration this Sept. 19, is being marketed for two large capital outlay projects. According to Ballot Information for the election, the SPLOST penny is expected to generate $445,300,000 over the six years from 2008 to 2013. However, these projections do not reflect the downward trend in consumer spending. Also, commissioners are not obligated to spend SPLOST money as promised, especially if revenues don’t meet expectations. At a projected cost of $109,000,000, a “Detention Facility Expansion” including debt service on general obligation bonds, is only the second largest funding package on the ballot, but is given level one priority. $160,000,000 is earmarked for the City of Savannah’s arena and other odds and ends, like drainage and street lighting. The County hopes another $39,000,000 will pay for a Judicial Courthouse, Juvenile Court Complex and Health Department facilities. SPLOST is still paying for improvements on Hutchinson Island, and $18,000,000 is allocated for that and a couple of community centers.

E-SPLOST is largely intended to build new schools. But what’s wrong with this old school, the old Richard Arnold School at 1810 Bull Street, across the street from the Bull Street Public Library? SCAD Group, Inc., purchased this building, which the Chatham County school board allowed to deteriorate for years before selling. The board is now requesting an additional sales tax, E-SPLOST, to fund the building of new schools. To SCAD’s credit, it knows how to manage its properties and its restoration efforts around Savannah are commendable.

Bernard K. Jenkins Sr. at Brighter Day Natural Foods at the south end of Forsyth Park. As a sparkling, selfproclaimed “role model,” Jenkins supports healthy living and public transportation, riding CAT buses on a regular basis. Jenkins is a prime example of a Savannah citizen who is adversely affected by the sales tax burden.

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The Isle of Hope Elementary sign says, “Word of the Month: Respect. Join the PTA.” Indeed, parents -- many of them young and struggling and paying property taxes in addition to sales taxes -- get a better return by investing time and energy, rather than just tax dollars, into their children’s education by interacting directly with teachers and administrators. Property owners paid 15.878 mills in 2004 to support the Chatham County Board of Education. This amounted to almost half of property taxes paid in the unincorporated areas and the largest single property tax cost for all property owners.



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At left, the Juliette Gordon Low house, commemorating the childhood home of the founder of the Girl Scouts of America. Ms. Low didn’t ask for government funding.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, however, hasn’t quite captured the Girl Scout spirit by naming this insideout-bathroom for Ms. Low, left. Individual property owners in Chatham County subsidize this federallyowned piece of primo real estate, because it is exempt from property taxes. In 2004 only 4 percent of Chatham County was property tax exempt, but that property accounts for 12 percent of assessed valuation.

To the left is a typical Chatham County drainage ditch. This ditch has never been adequately maintained, despite numerous property-owner complaints. When clear, this ditch empties into Moon River, thereby draining Wal-Mart, Sams’ and their parking lots, the Harry Truman Parkway, and points beyond and between. Question: When there’s a heavy rain or hurricane, which way does the water flow? Answer: Both ways.

The Chatham County Aquatic Center is a SPLOST purchase. According to the 2006/07 budget description, it also has “a 25-yard warm-up therapeutic/instruction pool, birthday party area, pro-shop, concession area, locker and shower rooms, meeting rooms and office space.” Additionally, there is an office space area which is leased. The Aquatic Center is operated and managed by a contracted firm. County staff are “responsible for all financial matters,” the report states. Why isn’t that contracted firm picking up the $1,115,566 tab for operating costs?





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Flooding on Johnston Street, between Abercorn and White Bluff, June, 1999 -12 inches in an hour at high tide. The boys in this photo lived in the nearby shortterm housing that has since fallen prey to a large commercial development.

Friday, March 23, 2007 In November 2005, when the photo at left was taken, heavy equipment was working overtime on a Saturday to excavate Ellis Square, a project now at a standstill due to attendant damage to nearby buildings. The noise on this day was so bad that shopper-dependent City Market was virtually deserted. Lack of good public transportation, bicycle racks or parking didn’t help downtown weekend business, either. So a project intended to bring parking and commerce to Savannah has taken parking and commerce away. w You can vote in advance at the registrar’s office at 1117-E Eisenhower Dr. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F until the day before the election. Katharine Otto is a local mental health professional and freelance writer. To comment, e-mail us at

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As tourists enter Savannah on Lynes Parkway from New York, Florida, or any point along I-95, or from points west along I-16, this is what they see after Lynes Parkway suddenly becomes Derenne Avenue. Even if you fly into the Savannah International Airport or come from the Amtrak station, you as a tourist may encounter this intersection, one of Savannah’s worst bottlenecks. Note the title pawn and check cashing business in the background. In the foreground, note the broken sidewalks under the Lotto billboard. The Georgia Lottery, supposedly enacted to fund education, provides no money to elementary education. The bulk of it goes to HOPE scholarships and administrative costs. Approximately 52 percent of the state budget goes to education. This does not include Lotto funds or local property tax revenues.



When looking at the sun is a necessity

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I can’t read a map worth beans. It’s a genetic thing, I’m convinced. So never, ever ask me which way to turn; my answer will always be wrong. And never make me the navigator. We will get lost. When I’m by myself I don’t care. I’ll get there eventually, and sometimes the more circuitous route is the more interesting route. My need to know east, however, is something else altogether. Sitting in my house, I like to know my four directions. And like someone with a little bit of knowledge about something, I can be pretty obnoxious with that information. “Think of Tybee,” I snap when someone is trying to tell me how to get somewhere with directions such as, “turn right,” “turn left,” “turn where Sears used to be.” “You know, Tybee? The ocean?” I bite. “That would be east.” That’s easy, right? Easy in Savannah. Chicago is easy. So is San Francisco. Find Lake Michigan. Find the Bay. Find your bearings. Pittsburgh is not so easy. Instead of one body of water, there are three -- three lakes that converge from three directions. So what’s the problem? my smarter interior half says. Check the sun or the moon if you really need to know east so badly. Hold on, tiger. That’s not so easy either. What sun? What moon? In my first 10 days of a sabbatical in Pittsburgh, I never saw the sun, let alone the moon. While Savannah can count on 104 days of sun (although it seems like more), according to some site on Google, Pittsburgh gets 58 -- one less than Seattle, four more than Buffalo. For the most part, the sky cover in this part of the world looms a monochromatic, unchanging, unforgiving white. “That little smudge in the sky?” someone pointed out the other day. “That would be the sun.” Except it was noon or 1 p.m., which didn’t tell me much about where it came from or where it was heading. My first directional clue showed up the other night when my dog Charlie and I were walking home single file down a curvy, snaking sidewalk from a Thai restaurant up the street. in between a couple of towering oaks, a few cigar trees, some giant blue spruce and thick rose of sharon hedges pruned to look like a ski slope, I saw another curve, a brilliant yellow/orange sideways semicircle that looked suspiciously like the top half of the moon. Bingo! I have located east. In the morning, on the second of our 58 sunny days, I looked the same direction and saw the sun.

Now I can relax. Especially since I know how to find the city’s one emergency med clinic. For a city that prides itself on retooling and replacing its erstwhile steel industry with a strong medical focus - schools, research, specialized hospitals - it is woefully without a doc-in-the-box resource. So when I developed an irksome sty in my upper eyelid it took some doing to find out where to go - on Labor Day, yet. Very few people could give me an alternative to an emergency room - and a certain $200 bill. Besides, it wasn’t an emergency. Finally one pharmacist not too far from the revered University of Pittsburgh thought there might be something in an area called Monroeville. And where is that? I asked. “Next to Panaras,” the restaurant, he said. Thanks a lot. I’ve never had to use a commercial health clinic in Savannah. I have a primary physician. But I know they exist. I just hope the Chamber of Commerce and other such places don’t cave in to pressure from Memorial, Candler and St. Joseph’s and not make the existence of these doc in the boxes known to tourists or newcomers. That’s really important to a city. So is finding good cup of coffee. Yesterday, during the third sunny day in a row I biked along Penn Avenue and found the Quiet Storm coffeehouse, which, like Savannah’s Sentient Bean, serves fair trade coffee, a term that means a fair price for the world’s coffee growers. and a term I’ll never forget after once calling it - in print - “free trade” coffee. Finally, on my bike ride, I rode past the striking Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail. It was striking because I could have been standing in front of Savannah’s Cotton Exchange on Bay Street or the Savannah Volunteer Armory - previously Preston Hall, now SCAD’s Poetter Hall - on Bull Street or Alvin Neely’s imposing, signature house on Hall Street. It was the same Romanesque architecture with the signature red brick, wide round arches, turrets and towers. Sure enough. When I got home and did a little research I discovered the Savannah structures were designed by William Gibbons Preston, a contemporary of H.H. Richardson, who designed the Pittsburgh building and coined the phrase Richardsonian. But don’t ask me where it is or how to get there. That I couldn’t tell you. w E-mail Jane at




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A woman called police after she noticed that someone had broken the lock on the telephone box at the side of her house. Inside, she found a seven-foot phone line that was hooked inside the box. The other end was on the ground near the side door. The woman advised that she had called the telephone company and was told to call police. She said she didn’t know how long it had been since the box was broken into, but said she was having problems with her boyfriend, who had started arguments, refused to go to work, stayed out late, harassed her family members and broke into her house.The woman said she’s already changed the locks on her doors because of her boyfriend’s strange hours and the different strangers he would bring around her house. She said he had told her he would leave because of the problems and because he felt that she was seeing someone else. • An officer was southbound on Skidaway Road when he saw a man pulling a shopping cart with auto transmissions in it. The suspect was carrying one transmission ins his hand, and he was wearing a backpack. The officer went around the block and called for backup. The officer then stopped the suspect as he was walking south on Ohio Street. The officer could see a black handle sticking out of the backpack. He told the suspect to put the items on the ground. The man placed the transmission that he was carrying down on the ground, but didn’t want to remove his backpack. The suspect began to walk away and the officer again told him to put the backpack on the ground. The man dropped the pack and began running west. The man crossed Skidaway Road and ran behind some houses. The officer caught up with him behind one of the houses and the suspect was handcuffed and placed in a patrol car. EMS was called because the suspect said he was having trouble breathing. The man was checked out and released by EMS. Detectives were called to investigate, and the man was taken to the Chatham County Detention Center. The four transmissions in the shopping cart and the one on the ground were returned to the owner of the auto repair shop the suspect had stolen them from. The backpack contained an 18-inch bolt cutter the suspect had used to cut the fence around the auto repair shop. Both the bolt cutter and backpack were logged into the property room as evidence.

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• An officer traveling east on Liberty Street observed a vehicle pull up and pass the stop bar on Drayton Street as if was going to turn left. The vehicle stopped. As the officer began to pass Drayton, the vehicle made a left turn, so the officer stopped and backed up. The vehicle was in the right lane on Drayton, passing Perry Lane. The officer observed the vehicle’s right blinker come on as he approached. The vehicle started to turn right onto McDonough Street, so he activated his emergency equipment and the vehicle turned into the parking lot on the right. When the officer advised the driver she had run a red light, she said, “Did I? I thought I could go through the middle and go through.” The officer asked her if she saw the red light and she said, “No, I didn’t, actually. I’m sorry.” The driver started looking for her license and handed it and her registration to the officer. She was asked for her insurance and she said, “Car insurance?” While speaking with the woman, the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. Another officer drove up and was asked to stand by. The woman was asked to step out of the vehicle. She was advised that she had an odor of alcohol about her person and was asked how much she’d had to drink. She replied,” Actually, I only had two beers.” She was then asked the last time she had something to drink. She said, “Actually, I just had a sip, just a little bit. That’s probably why.” When asked what she was drinking, the woman said, “I was drinking Guiness. It was actually in like a glass, a 16 ounce,” and used her hands to show a measurement. The woman told the officer she lives in North Carolina, and the officer pointed out that her license shows a local address. She was asked to submit to a preliminary breath test and agreed. She was arrested for driving under the influence. w


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(1) Salon facials available in New York City now include one (at the Nabi Med Spa) that uses stem cells from pregnant cows to rejuvenate damaged skin ($250) and another (from La Prairie) that firms the face through direct application of caviar ($270), according to a June United Press International report. (2) And the British Egg Information Service announced the imminent availability of a “smart egg” to solve the surprisingly contentious issue of when are soft-, medium- and hard-boiled eggs properly boiled. (An invisible ink on the shell turns the egg black at supposedly precisely the right moment.) The Christian Retail Show in Denver in August demonstrated, said a Los Angeles Times report, nearly a parallel commercial universe, with hundreds of “Christian” versions of products and services, such as sweatbands, pajamas, dolls, health clubs, insurance agencies, tree trimmers and fragrances (“Virtuous Woman” perfume). One Retail Show visitor, though, was dismayed at

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In August, zookeepers at Apenheul ape park in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, said they had arranged with counterparts at a park in Borneo to establish a live Internet video connection to provide companionship to their respective rare orangutans, treating the connection as sort of a visual dating site. An Apenheul spokeswoman suggested the apes might learn to push buttons to transfer food to each other, creating a mutual fondness that might lead (if transportation can be arranged) to mating. Randy Bailey was on house arrest in St. Paul, Minn., with an ankle monitor that alerts police if he strays more than 150 feet (but also with a little-understood 4-minute delay before notification). Hungry on Aug. 12, Bailey thought he could race to the Burger King (nearly a mile away), yet get back in time. However, the drive-through line moved slowly, and an irate, impatient Bailey allegedly kicked in the restaurant’s window before he sped away. Employees got his license-plate number and alerted police, but since Bailey had made it back home in just under four minutes, he claimed to be house-bound and never to have left. However, police soon figured it out and charged Bailey with felony destruction of property.

person to remember people by their faces, even one’s immediate family, and trimethylaminuria, the inability to process a chemical that, left in the body, causes a putrid odor. Researchers will soon declare that prosopagnosia (which also, obviously, inhibits sufferers’ ability to enjoy movies) is less rare than previously believed, according to a June Boston Globe story. Trimethylaminuria remains basically untreatable (although bathing several times a day and ingesting chlorophyl reduce the stink, according to an August ABC News report). A Connecticut company (454 Life Sciences) and Germany’s Max Planck Institute have made recent breakthroughs in developing the genome of a Neanderthal man, which shows a 99 percent-plus similarity with that of humans, according to a July New York Times report. If they succeed, it might be possible to bring the species back to life by implanting the genes into a human egg (provided, of course, that some woman volunteers to bear a Neanderthal baby).

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In July, India’s Medical Association began investigating three doctors who appeared on television to promote their amputation services specifically to beggars, whose income prospects grow with the more sympathy they engender. One doctor said he would remove a leg below the knee, leaving it fairly easy to fit a prosthetic, for the equivalent of about $200. Employees who need expensive surgery under their U.S. employers’ health-insur-


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Eighty such themes have occurred so frequently that they have been “retired from circulation” since News of the Weird began publishing in 1988, and here are more of them: Sometimes, bank robbers are stuck for getaway vehicles and wind up on municipal buses or in taxis. And sometimes, dogs (“man’s best friend”) jump on rifles lying on the ground, hit the trigger and “shoot” someone. Increasingly, when an elderly person dies at home, the relatives can’t bring themselves to notify anyone (and sometimes they just don’t want the Social Security checks to stop). And remember the first time you got outraged that school officials actually expelled a student for a minor violation of one of those “zero tolerance” rules? All those stories used to be weird, but you won’t read them here anymore. w

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Just before the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, John M. Lyons Jr. filed a lawsuit in New Orleans against Mark Morice, who admits to commandeering Lyons’ 18-foot pleasure boat during the chaos after Katrina hit in order to rescue more than 200 people (according to his count), including a 93-year-old dialysis patient whose wife praised Morice for a Times-Picayune story. Nonetheless, said Lyons, Morice (who voluntarily identified himself to Lyons for taking the boat) didn’t have permission to use it, and since it was ultimately lost (Morice said he abandoned it for other rescuers to use), and insurance covered less than half of its replacement, Lyons says Morice should pay him $12,000.

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Greenhouse Gas Surge

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A new in-depth 3.6 analysis of air 4.1 bubbles trapped in a 2-mile-long core of Florence Antarctic ice shows 0 +118 that carbon dioxide levels are Death Valley, substantially higher now than Ê5.3 California John at any time in the last 800,000 years. The new core samples give a climate record 150,000 3.6 years farther back in time than in more shallow previous core drillings. Dr. Eric Wolff, from the British Antarctic Survey, told the BBC: “Over the last 200 years, human activity has increased carbon dioxide to well outside the natural range.” Week Ending September 8, 2006 The greatest increase in the greenhouse gas observed in the between 2005 and 2006, a decrease of 11 sample occurred during the past 30 years, percent over the year before, the environaccording to Wolff. ment ministry said. It is the first significant fall in the rate of deforestation since 1997. Nuclear Test The ministry said studies also showed that The United States said it carried destruction levels are expected to continue out its second “sub-critical” to fall this year, thanks to beefed-up nuclear blast of the year at an enforcement of more stringent environunderground test site in Nevada. mental regulations. The National Nuclear Security Administration said in a statement that the Caribbean Explosions sub-critical tests do not involve nuclear Montserrat’s Soufriere Hills explosion because they are designed to volcano blasted more columns of “examine the behavior of plutonium as it is ash and steam into the eastern strongly shocked by forces produced by Caribbean sky as officials warned chemical high explosives.” The blasts were that the island could see a further increase conducted in underground caverns that are in activity from the mountain. Residents said to prevent any nuclear contamination said the blast sounded like jets flying from reaching the surface. overhead. The Montserrat Volcano Observatory raised the warning level even Amazon Deforestation though the activity did not affect the The Brazilian government northern side of the island, where all of announced that the rate of Montserrat’s remaining 5,000 residents deforestation in the Amazon live. More than half of the British territorain forest appears to be ry’s 12,000 inhabitants have moved away declining in 2006. The region since the volcano roared to life in 1995, lost 6,450 square miles of woodland eventually devastating many parts of the


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one of the committee members who rushed to the SPCA’s offices to help, received at least 50 bee stings herself. “It was pandemonium,” said SPCA chairperson Beulah Engelbrecht. “I’ve never experienced anything like it. The puppies tried to burrow into the soil to get away from the bees.” The newspaper said no one knows what caused the swarm to attack.

Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane John roared ashore on Baja California’s southern tip as a Category-2 hurricane after paralleling Mexico’s Pacific coastline from the south. Officials said at least five people died due to flash flooding caused by the storm. • Typhoon Ioke ended a 17-day passage across half the width of the Pacific Ocean when it lost force off northeastern Japan. • Hurricane Florence formed over the central Atlantic Ocean.


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A moderate earthquake rocked parts of northeastern India on Tuesday, causing a brief panic among residents in the states of Assam and Meghalaya. • Earth movements were also felt in the southern Philippines, eastern Papua New Guinea, northern New Zealand, Tokyo, Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, the Aleutian Islands, south-central Alaska, southeastern Idaho, the desert resorts of Southern California and Panama.

Killer Bee Attack

Vicious attacks by bees at a South Africa animal shelter left 22 dogs dead, including 12 puppies. The deaths occurred at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Newcastle, about 120 miles south of Johannesburg. One of the animals was stung more than 200 times. The Beeld newspaper reported that Janine de Waal,

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Animal control officers in central Uganda said they killed 50 monkeys in an attempt to prevent further damage to plantations by the animals, which threatens to bring on a famine. The Daily Monitor reports that Mukono district’s member of parliament recently said that monkeys were also disrupting public education in his jurisdiction because children were forced to stay home to guard crops instead of attending class. A local community development officer told the newspaper that the animal control guards were only able to kill a small number of the overall monkey population because they ran out of bullets. w

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The new Ark Theatre on Louislife, always eager for good conversation and ville Road, and by extension the Savannah good sex -- just not with his wife. Actors Theatre which first gave life to it, is a And therein lies the rub. Ryan Brown’s most welcome and overdue addition to the disaffected, solipsist Bruce blends into his Savannah theatre scene. surroundings so effectiveWith the recent dely that Szymanski somemise of City Lights Thetimes seems alone onstage. atre -- an event clearly Playing Bruce as a slightly foreshadowed long drugged sleepwalker -- litbefore the actual fact erally, in the sense of often -- Savannah suddenly not having his eyes combecame a musical kind pletely open -- Brown opts of town. for a very literal reading of Out went the tight, Bruce’s lines, rather than dark dramas performed what I imagine was Shawn’s in intimate little spaces more menacing, sarcastic by a hardcore group of intent. quirky, charismatic vetHow has Brown’s decierans who never needed sion affected Szymanski’s no stinkin’ microphones Marie? Would she be less -- nor sometimes actual kinetic, and possibly less lines. funny, if she had more to Ryan Brown and Keri In came the Broadway play off of? If Brown had Szymanski as Marie and Bruce hits, sung to near-perfecopted to explore the dark tion by a talented, wellsubtext of Bruce’s seemmannered crowd of hard-working teens ingly innocuous lines, might there be some with Mickey Mouse Club head mics hangsimmering tension between the two charing off one side of their angelic little faces. acters rather than Marie’s one-sided open Performed by an ad hoc, vaguely SCAD- hostility? oriented troupe called the Drama Bums and Who knows? In the sense that the Chidirected by Sheila Lynne, the current run cago Bulls were usually better off letting Miof Marie and Bruce at the Ark is a slight chael Jordan do his thing, perhaps it’s best return to those roguish local theatre days of that Lynne gives Szymanski the run of the yore -- albeit with a generally younger and stage and lets the chips fall where they may. more sober cast. Other cast members include Stephen Call it City Lights Lite. Cyr, Janson Lalich, Valerie Lavalle, Adam Wallace Shawn’s irascible and absurdist Scarborough Nelson and Sasha Travis, and portrait of a marriage gone sadly and hilari- they are all a collective delight in their variously awry is difficult material for any actor, ous absurdist interludes, many of which had dependent as it is on rhythm, timing and me in hysterics. I’d pay to see a spinoff feaconcentration. Imagine David Mamet with turing just their characters. a sense of humor and you’ll get the idea. I can’t honestly say the Drama Bums pull Imagine Wallace Shawn’s inimitable Vizzini off Marie and Bruce completely. There are character from The Princess Bride, recast moments that work -- and work quite well as an emotionally withdrawn, selfish young -- and there are others that clearly don’t. husband, and you’ll really get the idea. Still, a foolish consistency is indeed Keri Szymanski, as Marie, is the clear the hobgoblin of little minds, and to my focal point of the show, and her energy, hulittle mind what’s important here is that mor and physical presence fill the intimate the Bums essayed this piece at all. I would space. Channeling Megan Mullally, she uses surely never in my life have seen this littlea full range of vocal and physical techniques known gem of a play had it not been for dito portray Marie as a vain, self-absorbed rector Sheila Lynne’s decision to stage it. woman with a wit that’s a good bit quicker And God knows the local scene badly than it is insightful. needs what she, the Drama Bums and Marie says she hates her husband Bruce Savannah Actors Theatre have provided, -- a word she repeats often, including many which is the space -- both literal and menother more fertile descriptions of him that tal -- for intense live drama in an intimate involve words I cannot in good conscience place capably used. w print in this paper -- yet despite what seems to be her abundantly superior ambition and Marie and Bruce is performed Sept. 14, 15 intellect, can’t seem to rid herself of him. and 16 at 8 p.m. at The Ark Theatre, 703 Bruce, for his part, is content to be little Louisville Rd., Suite D. $10 for adults and more than a piece of furniture in Marie’s $5 for seniors and students. Call 224-6513.


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Susan Mason refuses to stint on ingredients. When she caters an event, the spreads are abundant and the presentation is elegant. “My philosophy is to buy the very best ingredients and have plenty of it,” she says. “I’d rather have a few good things than 100 not-so-good things. Luckily, I have clients who will allow me to buy the best.” Not surprisingly, over the years Mason has built a legendary catering business. Whether the setting is a private home or a luxurious yacht, she is willing, ready and able to lay out a feast fit for a king. Mason shares some of her favorite recipes in her cookbook, Susan Mason’s Silver Service, designed by the SCAD’s Design Press and published by Pelican Publishing Co. The book was suggested by Janice Shay, director of Design Press. The cookbook was written by Mason with her longtime friend and client, Barrie Scardino. It not only features recipes and mouth-watering photographs, but also tips about ingredients and presentation, quotes from celebrity clients and humorous stories. “(Photographer) Dan Saelinger followed me around to parties and took pictures,”

Mason says. “We worked on the book about three years.” Many of the 70 recipes were created by Mason herself. Others were based on traditional Southern recipes. In addition to catering wedding and private events, Mason also has worked as a caterer on more than 10 movies filmed in Savannah. She has supplied food for film crews, catered private parties for their stars and even created food for movie sets. Some of the celebrities Mason has cooked for include Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, Paul Newman, Wynton Marsalis and Ben Affleck. A native of Dothan, Ala., Mason has been featured in two previous cookbooks, including Savoring Savannah in 2001. She also has been featured in several magazines, including Elle, Decor, Veranda, Southern Accents, GQ, Panache and Saveur. An earlier project led to the cookbook. “SCAD asked me five to six years ago to participate in a cookbook to benefit SCAD,” Mason says. “I do a lot of catering at SCAD.” One of Mason’s biggest challenges in writing the book was figuring out how to translate her recipes into standard measure-


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One of Susan Mason’s favorite recipes. In her cookbook, she writes: “Sylvia Spann, my sister, also got the cooking gene from our mother. Sylvia raised three boys, and, I’m convinced, never opened a can. She probably used fresh peas in this recipe. She cooked three meals a day and all from scratch. This is one of my favorite meals and one of the few things I freeze!” Sylvia’s Chicken Pot Pie -- Serves 6 2 1/2 to 3 pound chicken 1 (1 quart) can chicken broth 2 cups water White sauce 4 cups chicken broth (reserved from cooking chicken) Seasoning salt 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup Half-and-Half 8 ounces white mushrooms, whole 1 cup pearl onions 1 cup sliced carrots 5 to 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed Crust: 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup vegetable shortening 1 egg, separated 5 tablespoons cold water Set the chicken in a large pot and cover with the broth and water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool in the broth. Remove meat in chunks from bones. Strain broth and reserve. Save any remaining stock for another use. Bones and skin can be thrown away. Season the broth with seasoning salt. Bring 4 cups of broth to a boil. Make a slurry by slowly adding 1/2 cup hot broth to the flour in a bowl. Whisk these together until smooth. Whisk into the remaining broth. Turn heat to medium. Stir constantly for several minutes until thick and smooth. Add the Half-and-Half and stir until smooth. Set aside. Over medium heat, saute mushrooms, onions and carrots in butter in a skillet until onions are translucent. Drain in colander. Place in 9 by 13-inch casserole dish along with the chicken and peas. (Five individual 5 by 1 1/2-inch round dishes can be used instead.) Cover with white sauce and set aside while making crust. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. To make the crust, combine the flour and salt. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. In a small bowl, beat the egg yolk with the water and pour into flour mixture. Stir to make a soft dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/2 inch and place on top of the filling. Put a couple of slits on top. Brush with the egg white. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until crust is brown. Serve hot. w


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ments. “Nobody measures anything any more,” she says with a laugh. With her established expertise, it is somewhat surprising to learn that Mason didn’t start cooking until she was married. “One of my sister’s friends, who lives in Vermont, said she walked into a bookstore and there was my cookbook,” Mason says. “She said, ‘Hell, I didn’t even know Susan could cook!’” As soon as Mason started cooking, her flair for catering became evident. “I started entertaining a lot,” Mason says. “I’ve always loved reading food magazines. I started in business 20 years ago.” Catering is seasonal. “There’s not a lot happening in the summer,” Mason says. “It starts picking up in September and then there are the holidays. It’s a little slow in January and February. Probably on average, I do 15 to 20 parties and events a month.” The cookbook features such elegant fare as Sunflower Caviar, Almond Rocha and Asparagus Quiche, but there also are downhome favorites, such as Red Velvet Cake, Savannah Red Rice and Cream Cheese Pie. What is Mason’s personal favorite? “I love my chicken pot pie. Of course, I also love my crab cakes. But if I was going to have something for dinner tonight, I really feel like turning on Law and Order and having chicken pot pie,” Mason says. “That is one of my favorite nights.” Despite her many successes, Mason confesses to a few disasters, too. “Anybody who is in food who says they haven’t had disasters is lying,” she says. One client ordered an avocado salad made in a mold. The ingredients are expensive and the process is time-consuming. “It is labor intensive,” Mason says. But the result was spectacular. “It had layers like ocean waves,” Mason says. “We unmolded it and put it on a cake plate. It was gorgeous.” The dish was placed in the refrigerator, and when someone went to take it out, disaster struck. The molded salad slid right off the plate onto the floor and shattered into a million pieces. “Things happen,” Mason says philosophically. “I’ve been on yachts where the shrimp didn’t get picked up. You have to cover up the best you can and keep smiling.” It is the event itself that Mason enjoys the most about catering. “By the time the party has started, most of the stress of preparation is over,” she says. “It’s great.” Although her culinary skills are famous, Mason doesn’t do as much cooking as she used to, and instead handles the business side of catering. “I’m really not in the kitchen so much,” she says. “I spend more time in the office than the kitchen.” Susan Mason’s Silver Service can be found in most bookstores. Mason is delighted with the finished product, and compares it to a recipe that has been carefully prepared and lovingly presented. “It’s really a beautiful book,” she says. “It was a fun thing from beginning to end.” w



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‘Etchings of Rembrandt’ -- SCAD celebrates the 400-year anniversary of Rembrandt’s birth with this exhibit Aug. 31-Sept. 25 at the Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. 40 etchings by Rembrandt for sale. Free and open to the public. ‘From Freedom’s Shadow: African Americans and the United States Capitol’ -- Savannah State University presents this exhibit from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, Sept. 6-Oct. 5 in Adams Hall on the SSU campus. The exhibit focuses on the African-American influence on the capitol from the enslaved labor used to construct it to the current representation in it. Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays exhibit open 2-5 p.m. Savannah Art Works -- New gallery at 240 Bull St. marks its opening with an exhibit of new work by Georgia Nagle and H. C. Warner. ‘All Over the Lot’ -- Hospice Savannah will showcase a new body of photographs by local photographer, Margaret Brennan, Sept. 1–Oct. 31 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, at Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Drive. Whitney Gallery -- New artists Carrie Christian, Melody Postma, Chris Revelle, Gerome Temple and Ben Ward are being showcased Sept.–Oct. Whitney Gallery is at 415 Whitaker Street.




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‘Plant Portraits: The California Legacy of A.R. Valentien’ -- At the SCAD Museum of Art, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., through Oct. 6. ‘Darkly Carved Treasures: Traditional Plants and Flowers of China’ -- At the SCAD Museum of Art, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., through Oct. 6. ‘Parting the Veil’ -- New works by Ruth Hunter at the Alvida Art Gallery, 7303 Abercorn St. one block south of Eisenhower. Gallery 440 -- Gallery 440 between Monterey Square and Forsyth Park, welcomes Charlotte Dunlap, Morgan Kuhn, Cissie Victor and Frances Walter. Also upstairs are works by Tim Coy and Billy Herrin. Now showing on the first floor, a group exhibition of figure, still life and landscape paintings by Fran Thomas, figurative watercolors and oil still life paintings by Jorge Alvarez, landscapes by Barbara Jones, watercolors by Jill Chafin and Brenda Turner and more. Jepson Center for the Arts – Exhibits include: “Jon Schueler: The Sign of the Gale,” “Jack Leigh: Late Photographs”; Selections from the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art; and “Myrtle Jones: A Tribute.” 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800. Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences -Currently showing “The Luster of Silver: Contemporary Metalpoint Drawings.” 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800. w Art Patrol is for rotating shows, exhibitions and receptions. Send art info to

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One does not flippantly offer his or her thoughts on a master without taking, at the very least, a little time to understand the artistic process they hope to convey to their audience. People like what they like. We all have opinions about art regardless of the antiquity of its creator or its novelty. My personal taste is simply that. Rather than impress you with my observations of the Rembrandt collection now on display at the Red Gallery on Broughton Street, I thought it more beneficial to learn a little about the etching technique. Fortunately, I had the luxury of a private crash course delving into the art, technique and chemistry of etching by SCAD’s gracious Professor of Printmaking, Robert Brown. It was to my great advantage that Robert took the time to carefully explain the medium to me before I viewed the gallery. A little enlightenment gave each piece more meaning and a deeper appreciation for Rembrandt’s signature style. Webster’s dictionary defines etching, “to make a drawing, design, etc. on metal, glass, etc. by the action of acid; especially

Joseph and Potifar’s Wife, 1634 by coating the surface with wax and letting acid into the lines or areas laid bare with a special needle.” The word’s origin stems from the German word, “essen,” to eat or corrode. An etching can also be defined as a print created from an etched surface. Robert explained that this wax, or “ball hard ground” as it is termed, is rubbed evenly over a warmed copper plate. After the coating dries, one draws a design through the removal of wax. A dry point needle, a sharp tool resembling a fine awl, scrapes into the copperplate displacing the metal creating a burr, or a furrow. A burin, on the other hand, is a tool that actually removes the metal by finely shaving it off. Acid is then applied to the plate. Where it is covered in wax, creating an acid-resist, the plate is protected. Where marks have been made with the tools, the copper is exposed and “eaten” or etched, by the acid. After the wax is cleaned off, ink is rubbed into the plate. The ink sinks into the etched depressions. It is then rubbed away and the depressions hold the ink. Characteristic of Rembrandt, often times

thin films of ink would be left on the plate in areas giving the resulting print an even greater sense of depth and contrast between light and shadow. A mark left with a burin creates a smooth line, whereas the burr left from the drypoint makes an almost smoky line. Paper is then laid over the plate and rolled through the press. The pressure transfers the ink from the plate to the paper and you have an etching. Robert suggested that a plate could be run an estimated twenty times or so before losing its integrity. Numerous runs mean more pressure on the copperplate, which, for lack of a better term, “squishes” out the image. Not to worry Robert! Those are my words. The resulting print becomes lighter and more vague as it is less apt to hold ink. A plate that is only etched or engraved once is considered an “only state”. Though there are several of these in the exhibit, there are many examples of Rembrandt etching the same plate again. If he wanted to create deeper shadows, add additional details or make corrections, he would re-

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work the plate. Sometimes he would engrave using a drypoint and/or burin on top of an already etched plate. As depicted in the show, each time a plate was reworked, or re-etched, it is considered a new state and is duly noted. Another reason for additional etching was that over time, a plate would lose its lines and would not be able to hold much ink. Therefore it would need to be reetched. Rembrandt and, later in time, other collectors of his plates, would re-etch them. An amazing and very obvious example of this is seen in “The Hundred Guilder Print,” 1649. The earlier print is very light and vague and does not have tremendous contrast. This is attributed to the plate’s overprinting. The second example, where the same plate was re-etched and quartered over a century later, shows a tremendous amount of contrast and detail, though obviously not rendered by Rembrandt’s hand. Understanding the etching technique coupled with a brief overview of the history of printmaking during Rembrandt’s time, allowed me to better appreciate why an artist known for his Baroque realism as a painter would work with this different medium. In both art forms, Rembrandt used light and darkness to create, not just an image, but also an intimate mood. His command of chiaroscuro, or, the gradations between light and dark, was tremendous both in his paintings and etchings. Rembrandt often combined both sacred and mundane subjects and themes thereby giving them an almost equal standing. He seemed to make the divine more human and real, while the common was given unusual dignity. As the technique developed, etching became customary among artists in the

seventeenth century. This was due to the medium’s ability to give an artist great freedom in designing. Another main draw, quite frankly, was financial. Most painters were commissioned by the church or by those individuals of means. Etching allowed more people the luxury of owning art. Plates could be reprinted and then after several runs, could be etched again, adding detail or allowing the artist to edit. At the same time, the way the ink was applied and rubbed off, could technically allow each print to be a unique piece of art. As Professor Brown pointed out, a regular person could sit with his portfolio and entertain guests with his or her collection of etchings. Sitting for one’s portrait by a master artist was no longer a luxury claimed only by the nobility. The appeal and ensuing demand proved to be a great source of income for Rembrandt. Unlike many artists who became famous posthumously, Rembrandt was celebrated in his lifetime and his prints were his bread and butter. “Etchings of Rembrandt” is a collaborative effort of the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Titus Foundation. The collection can be viewed at the Red Gallery until September 25. And unlike many art exhibits, these prints are available for purchase. w SCAD celebrates the 400-year anniversary of Rembrandt’s birth by presenting “Etchings of Rembrandt” Aug. 31-Sept. 25 at the Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. The exhibition includes 40 etchings by Rembrandt for sale. The exhibition is free and open to the public and will be featured on the Sept. 15 gallery hop, 5-7 p.m.



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A proud tradition

Pride Festival builds on reputation as a premiere southeastern event This weekend, as for the past six Design District, an area of ongoing renovayears in a row, the Coastal Empire will roll tion and restoration centered around an out the rainbow colored carpet, and welold, landmark dairy building at the corner come thousands of locals and tourists alike of Bull and 40th Streets. While the actual to our very own annual Pride Festival. “district” takes up several city blocks, there It’s a time for celebration, for support, for is a large, open lot which is privately owned flamboyance and for revelry. But most of all, by the district’s initial developers, and that it’s a time for recognition. A chance to not is where the main stage of this year’s Pride only salute the accomplishments of our loFest will be located (featuring live entertaincal gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered ment, DJs and guest speakers relevant to the citizens, but those worldwide. GLBT community). It’s also a rare public opportunity to A long stretch of Bull Street will also be gather together and acknowledge blocked off to create the overwhelming multitude of a traffic-free festival similarities which unite us as area. Within that human beings, rather than the area will be a desigrelative few differences which nated “Pride Market,” conspire to divide us (and are ofwhere more than ten exploited by those seeking to 135 local restaurants, destroy peace and tranquility). merchants, artisans, Originally organized by the businesses and comlocal, private, non-profit gay and munity service and lesbian community service orgaoutreach organinization First City Network, Inc., zations will set up Savannah Pride was eventually booths to sell their spun off from that group, and wares and inform the now functions as a separate enpublic of their work. tity. The event has grown from Mobley is cona small affair to a high-profile vinced this midJulia Carroll plays at noon town location will celebration that is now considered to be the second largest serve the festival Pride Festival in Georgia (after well. the massive Atlanta Pride) and one of the “We’re still very much out in the open,” fastest growing Pride Festivals in the entire he offers. southeast. He also feels that this time out, patrons Organizers say this rapid growth and will actually be able to concentrate more forward momentum is due in large part to on the Pride Fest experience than may have their stated goal and message of inclusion, been the case in 2005. in which everyone is encouraged to attend, “We won’t have to contend with the and all are welcome — regardless of age, noise and competition from other bars and sexual orientation, race, religion or physirestaurants down on River Street,” he concal impairment. As if to hammer that point cedes, adding, “It just made sense to put it home, the theme of this year’s celebration is there for a number of reasons.” “A Family of Pride.” One such reason —which may strike Making sure the community at large some as odd— is Mobley’s stated goal of knows they are invited to join in the fun scaling back this year’s celebration. played a big role in determining the location In recent years, Savannah Pride’s Main of this year’s Pride Fest, says Festival DirecStage had begun to attract some very big entor Patrick Mobley. tertainers in the gay counterculture — some “For many years, Pride Fest was held at of which had achieved a certain level of the Historic Roundhouse,” he explains. “And mainstream success and/or acceptance, such that was a great spot for a long time.” as actress, singer and talk show host RuPaul “But, when you’re over at the Roundand dance music diva Taylor Dayne. Comhouse, you kind of feel like you’re behind a paratively, this year’s headliner may strike wall — like you’re covered up. That’s why we some as underwhelming, if not downright decided to move everything to River Street old hat: famed chanteuse The Lady Chablis. last year. We liked the fact that as the festival The former Savannahian, who burst grew, we were becoming much more open onto the national scene after being featured about what it was all about, and making prominently in John Berendt’s international it more and more accessible to the public. best-seller Midnight In The Garden of Good There was talk of holding it on River Street and Evil, has since gone on to pen her own again this year, but the truth is that the own- memoirs (1996’s Hiding My Candy), and er of Starland offered to let us use his proptake her sassy, cabaret-style drag show on erty at no charge, and you can’t beat that.” the road. Though she has long since moved The area he’s referring to is the Starland away from Savannah, she performs here

several times each year. As a result, her role as the closing act of a full day’s worth of entertainment seems a bit lackluster. Mobley, however, sees closing the show with “White Wine,” as many in Savannah’s GLBT refer to her, as killing two birds with one stone: It reinforces the theme of this year’s festival, and helps the director to “scale back.” “We decided to get back to our roots, so we could reorganize a bit,” he explains. “I don’t think we were off track on what we were trying to do, but we wanted to get on a fresh track for next year. In order to do that, we had to pull back a bit so we can shoot for the stars.” This year’s Director of Sponsorships, Stephen Lariscy, says that local interest in this annual event continues to grow, and that with each passing year, it is easier to attract vendors and corporate backers. “There are always walls of some sort that must be scaled when it comes to GLBT events,” he admits. “It’s not really an easier sell, however, compared to just a few years ago, businesses and corporations understand the influence and buying power of the GLBT community much more. It’s an upscale demographic in household income, job titles, disposable income, etc... So it just makes sense to reach out.” Lariscy also believes that our town is uniquely positioned to become a larger GLBT-related destination (both in terms of tourism and relocation) than it already is. “I think Savannah just lends itself to the GLBT community. We have wonderful attributes that stereotypically are attractive to that demographic: gardens; beaches; architecture; fine dining. I think it fosters an environment to make a festival like this successful. Just like the Irish population in and around Savannah makes the St. Patrick’s Day Festival a success.” Lariscy says that ultimately, many in the organization would like to see Forsyth Park become the permanent home for Savannah Pride, and that may start as soon as 2007. As for now, Mobley is expecting as many as 12,000 people to attend this year’s event, and he has this to say to those locals who might feel “uncomfortable” attending Savannah Pride: “I’d tell them to be open minded and give it a chance. You don’t know what you’re missing till you show up. Everyone puts aside all their differences, and it’s like one big happy family.” w The 2006 Savannah Pride Festival takes place Saturday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at the corner of Bull and 40th Streets. Admission is free to all ages - and is handicap accessible. Hearing impaired interpreters will be on stage for the entire event.

2006 Savannah PRIDE Festival Schedule (Please be advised that all times are subject to change without notice, as the festival organizers are continuing to update this list.) 11:00 am - 11:05 am: Opening Ceremony w/Executive Director Robert Jeffery 11:05 am - 11:10 am: The National Anthem sung by Lori Faulk 11:15 am - 11:45 am: Local acoustic singer/ songwriter Jonie Blinman 11:45 am - 12:00 pm: Activist Kevin Clark speaks on local GLBT issues 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm: Touring, acoustic “hardfolk” singer/songwriter Julia Carroll 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm: Standout, Todays Gay Youth 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm: DJ Jason Hancock plays ‘70s Music 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm: Live music by Lori (PROUD by Heather Small) 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm: Lori speaks on being Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Gay Community 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm: TBA 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm: DJ Jason Hancock plays ‘80s Music 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm: Locals The Christy Alan Band play rock, pop and soul hits 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm: Savannah Pride Board of Directors 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Local “punk rock” band Smack Dab plays originals and cover tunes 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm: Presentation by the Mayor & City Council 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm: Glen Paul Freeman speaks on Georgia state GLBT Issues 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Bois II Men (a Drag King show: women dressed as men dance and lip-synch to pre-recorded music) 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm: DJ Jason Hancock plays current dance music 5:30 pm - 5:45 pm: Mr. Savannah Pride Leatherman 2006 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm: Mister Savannah Pride Drag King 2006 6:15 pm - 6:30 pm: Miss Savannah Pride 2006 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Savannah Pride Cabaret 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Headlining act, The Lady Chablis




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think it’s what in the old days we used to call good taste. Color is also an essential part of Latino art, musical as well as visual, and the Cuarteto is no exception. Their bag of musician’s tricks — including any number of percussive techniques both with and without the bow — displayed a childlike playfulness. Overall their performance reveled in a remarkable panache which took the concert to a new level of real audience participation. Indeed, during the final selection, Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera’s Quartet No. 1 — the only multi-movement portion of the program and the oldest as well, dating to 1948 — the audience clapped enthusiastically between movements. This is generally a catastrophic faux pas at most classical music events, but an action that seemed quite appropriate for these vibrant modern compositions. Who couldn’t respond to a piece with a movement entitled “Allegro violento ed agitato?” (During the old Savannah Symphony days, clapping between movements might get you surrounded and stomped to death by an angry mob of elderly tuxedo-clad patrons originally from our nation’s more northerly climes, who drove into downtown once a month to enjoy an earlybird dinner and steep themselves in the classical oeuvre before hightailing it back to the safety of their gated communities. Ah, good times.) But here at the Lucas on this particular night, with these particular musicians, clapping between movements seemed like the most natural thing in the world -- and something that the Cuarteto themselves certainly didn’t seem to mind. After an enthusiastic standing ovation, the Cuarteto returned for an encore. Surely they’d break form and play a more familar, European tune, perhaps a light opera overture, or anything Italian? Nah. They played — what else? — a tango. w

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Saturday evening, Sept. 2, marked the second visit to the Lucas Theatre by the famed Mexican string ensemble Cuarteto Latinoamericano. And I hope Lucas Executive Director Ken Carter wasn’t just teasing when he mentioned he might like to make it a regular annual event — because this is something I could get used to. The free show was well-attended, and very appreciative of the Cuarteto’s fresh, modern take on the string quartet format. Each piece was charmingly but humbly introduced by violinist Aron Bitran (“I love his accent,” my young daughter remarked, and indeed the Cuarteto seems to have a particular allure for the young). Aron is one of three Bitran brothers - Saul and Alvaro being the other two -- in this quartet now celebrating its 25th year of performance (violist Javier Montiel rounds it out). Their entire program consisted of works by Central and South American composers, many of them personal friends of this well-connected group of talented players. A particular highlight was the performance of Mexican composer Javier Alvarez’s now world-famous “Metro Chabacano,” a kinetic but nonetheless strangely calming piece written for both live and recorded play in Mexico City subway stations. (“It was heard by two million people a day,” noted Aron of the Cuarteto’s endless-loop recording in Mexico City.) The piece has since been performed in subway stations in L.A. and Toronto. While of course delving into the acquired-taste atonal quality so typical of recent classical composition, the Cuarteto also displayed an unforced oldschool lyrical sensitivity, blending the class of the old world with the vigor of the new. This mixture of restrained elegance and streamlined modernity seems to be a hallmark of Latino high culture, from the novels of Gabriel Garcia Marquez to the paintings of Lalo Garcia. I’ve always admired Latin American art’s ability to blend the real with the surreal, it’s frank realism with an eye (and ear) for sheer beauty. I


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Part humorist, part storyteller and part singer, this exemplary fiddle player and guitarist has been making people of all ages laugh, tap their toes and sing along for over 20 years. With 13 critically-acclaimed albums to his name, and a legion of diehard fans the world over, this Appalachian ambassador is a minor national treasure whose approach to homespun, family-oriented entertainment and elucidation is often likened to that of Mark Twain and Will Rogers. A repeat visitor to this humble acoustic listening room adjacent to a famous stringed-instrument factory and repair shop not far from The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum, Cross’ local shows often sell out based on his loyal area fanbase. For advance tickets to this ALL-AGES (smoke and alcohol free) show, call 748-1930. Sat., 8 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale).

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After a few months off the local scene, this standout neo-soul and organic hip-hop act returns from their adopted hometown of Atlanta for a gig at their old stomping grounds, the Clockwise from top: club that gave them their Fixx’s Cy Curnin, Vassily start, and allowed them to Primakov, Mike Cross develop a following. Their funky, retro, clean electric guitar (courtesy of Luke Harvis) and electric piano grooves (courtesy of vocalist Stephen Nashaun Pender) in 2002 as one of the most lauded young perhaps inadvertently reference such oldkeyboardists anywhere. His passionate perschool acts as The Brothers Johnson and formances on the most fiery (and sensitive) masterworks have found audiences erupting The Ohio Players. But make no mistake — this is a modern hip-hop band, pure into spontaneous outbursts of adulation. Known as much for his “dazzling technique” and simple. Yancy’s idiosyncratic, melodic raps contain the requisite amount of macho as a “musical wisdom beyond his years,” he posturing, but are tempered by touches of is believed by many to be one of the finest lyrical sweetness and innocence. Here’s a concert pianists around. Tickets are $35, great chance to catch up with one of the $25 and $12.50 (limited $2 tickets availmore nuanced and unique acts this area has able for music teachers and students) at produced in the past 2 decades. Sat., 10 pm, SCAD’s Box Office. Call 525-5050 or onLocos Deli & Pub (Downtown). w line at Sat., 8 pm, Lucas Theatre.

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The Fixx, Liquid Ginger

It’s been a long, hard road for The Fixx. One of the finest and most intriguing British rock bands to emerge from the strange, novelty-riddled period of time now known (through the hindsight of VH1’s revisionist music history) as “The Big ‘80s,” they have rarely if ever gotten the respect and close inspection they deserved. As time marches on and the majority of their chart-mates either fade into oblivion, or “reunite” in varyingly complete lineups, it’s worth noting that frontman Cy Curnin and company have been slugging it out for years to a diehard fanbase. Their catchy, synth-and-guitar-driven alternative dance pop has always been a little too clever for its own good, but that didn’t stop a few of their early tracks from becoming indisputable classics of the new wave genre. “One Thing Leads To Another,” “Stand Or Fall,” and “Red Skies,” rank with the best and most redoubtable hits of their time, and even sound mildly contemporary today, more than 20 years hence. Boasting all their original members —save one— they continue to write and record challenging new material, and by allowing their audience members to purchase special removable —and autographed— USB drives called FixxStixx (containing professionally-mixed MP3s of the show they just saw)

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A Decent Animal

Atmospheric rock band incorporating the dreamy, psychedelic ruminations of the likes of Pink Floyd and Radiohead with the earthy twang and melodrama of Americana. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

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Cosmic Charlie

Acoustic guitar duo offering wellknown rock, pop and country hits. Wed., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (Sandfly). Intense acoustic guitarist/singer offering classic and modern rock covers and plenty of originals off his forthcoming debut CD. Wed. & Sun., 5 pm, The Warehouse + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Bayou Café.

A Nickel Bag of Funk

Upbeat soul, funk and R & B cover group, fronted by the sultry Leslie Gadson. Sat., 9:30 pm - Sun., Tantra Lounge (formerly The Monkey Bar).

Annie Allman

Jazz, standards and blues from a multi-instrumentalist who’s part of Georgia’s fabled Allman family of musicians. Thurs. - Fri., 5 pm, Cobblestone Conch House.

Jeanne Flight

The Blend

Artimus Pyledriver

Atlanta-based sludgecore band that’s toured with the likes of Mastodon, Suplecs and Dixie Witch. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.

The Jeff Beasley Band

Bluesey, ‘50s-style rock & roll covers and originals. Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Mon. (solo show), Murphy’s Law.

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Chuck & Bucky

Rootsy regional touring band deftly mixing bluegrass, jam, blues and rock. Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.

Local trio of Samuel Adams, Brian Dingess and Lea Adams, playing Latin-influenced rock, blues and more, with plenty of nimble guitarwork. Wed., 9 pm, Bernie’s On River St.


Local, danceable, high-energy electric blues quartet led by drummer Ken Harrison. Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Bottles & Cans

Raw, unvarnished, Delta-inspired garage blues with a touch of psychedelic angst. Fri., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park + Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

“Coastal Pet Rescue Benefit”

A free 4-band bill of ultra-underground local acts, with all suggested donations going to this worthy animal advocacy group. Artists include: off-kilter synth-based world-pop duo 9 On Bali; dour, junkie-chic acoustic guitarist/songwriter Kenneth Cowan; eclectic low-fi indie-rockers Port City Music (featuring sax, guitar, drums and bass; and the experimental and ambient electronic soundscapes of House Of Knotty Effects. Sat., 7 pm, Metro Coffee House (402 MLK, Jr. Blvd) - ALL-AGES.

Buddy Corns’ Rock Mob

Local guitarist/singer playing popular rock and blues tunes and originals. Wed., 7 pm (solo show), Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth) + Fri. - Sat., 10:30 pm, Bayou Café.

Modern and classic country and Southern rock faves, plus a few originals. Fri. Sat., 9 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt). Athens-based Grateful Dead tribute band featuring some of that fabled rock scene’s better musicians. Fri., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Pub (Downtown).

Eric Culberson Blues Band

Internationally-known electric blues guitarist in the vein of Freddy King, Albert Collins and Buddy Guy. Tues. (hosts Open Jam Night) - Wed., 10 pm, Mercury lounge + Sun., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Mary Davis & Co.

Pop, rock and soul covers from a scaleddown, acoustic lineup of Wilmington Island’s Band In The Park. Thurs., 7 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings).

Deep Blue 3

This area electric blues band used to be known as Mama’s Mojo. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sat., 9 pm, One Hot Mama’s BBQ (Bluffton).

The David Duckworth Trio

Facile jazz combo led by one of the area’s most highly-regarded pianists. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.


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Two talented keyboardists with a wideranging repertoire of pop, rock, soul and showtunes interact with audience members who try to stump the duo with oddball requests. It’s one part music, one part standup comedy, and one part audience participation. Tues. - Sat., Savannah Smiles.

Eat Mo’ Music

Instrumental soul-jazz quintet which enjoys a growing following. Fri., 9:30 pm, Luna Lounge @ Il Pasticcio + Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).


Critically-acclaimed S.C. stoner-rock band. Loud and hard. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Refreshing new Savannah art-pop band heavily influenced by the lush and hypnotic vibe of groups like Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire. Fans of emotional and slightly theatrical vocal delivery may find much to like about this guitar/bass/piano/drums combo. If fidelity is important to you, I’d make Friday’s show, as the poor acoustics at Saturday’s venue render live rock music practically unlistenable. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx + Sat., 11 pm, The Caledonian.

Southern and classic rock and modern country cover tunes. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm,The Red Leg Saloon - formerly The Silver Dollar Café (Hwy 204).

I Am Sound

Impressively tight and highly developed local melodic and psychedelic metal band with a wider range of sonic influences than most of their ilk (shoegazing, early SST, Built To Spill). Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx + Sat., 10 pm, Guitar Bar (348 MLK, Jr. Blvd).

Jeanne Flight

Intriguing local indie-rock band that aspires to the type of metallic genre-bending typified by The Mars Volta. To that end, they utilize synthesizers along with guitars, as well as unexpected tempo and meter changes. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Keith & Ross

Acoustic guitar duo known for countrytinged vocal harmonies and popular tunes. Thurs., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Kix 96 Guitar Pull

This annual benefit show for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital finds country music’s big names and rising stars sitting in the round and informally swapping songs and licks on acoustic guitars. It’s a rare chance to get up close and personal with some of the better writers in the field today, and help some folks in need at the same time. This year’s artists include: Sammy Kershaw (!), Buddy Jewel, Josh Gracin, Eric Church, and Megan Mullins. $30 tickets at the SCAD Box Office, or call 525-5050. Tues., 7 pm, Lucas Theatre.

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Pocket Change

High-energy funk/R & B covers. Fri., 10 pm, Molly Macpherson’s Scottish Pub.

Paul Reeves

Young locally-raised songwriter who’s celebrating the release of a new indie CD of Christian-tinged acoustic pop. Thurs., 7 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).

Local singer and actor paying sincere tribute to Frank Sinatra’s Golden Age with a reverent retThe Rogues Silver Lining rospective that finds Well-known local him adding his own party band playing oldies and shag music. particular brand of swing to Ol’ Blue Eyes’ Sat., 9 pm, Dolphin Reef Lounge (Tybee). classic tunes. Thurs., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

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‘Georgia Kyle’ Shiver

Multifaceted singing acoustic guitarist who’s steeped in the blues and folk idioms, and whose original material incorporates both. Wed., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House + Sat., 7 pm, AJ’s Dockside (Tybee) + Sun., 10 pm, Café Loco (Tybee).

Silver Lining

Local jazz trio of guitarist Jackson Evans, his bassist wife Maggie and drummer Mark Cordray. Thurs., 8 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park + Sat., 8:30 pm, Tantra Lounge (formerly The Monkey Bar).

Greg Snyder

Local vocalist and musician who plays a wide variety of popular cover tunes (standards, pop and rock) to sequenced backing. Wed., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

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The 1973 cult offering The Wicker Man is one of those compelling “mood pieces” that could only have emerged from the early 70s. Like other fine works of its period (including two by Nicolas Roeg, Don’t Look Now and Walkabout), it employs allegory and atmosphere to amplify its thin veneer of the supernatural - it registers as a fantasy flick in our minds more than it does on the screen. The Wicker Man, about a repressed detective (Edward Woodward) who visits a remote island off the coast of Scotland in search of a missing girl and in the process unearths a decadent and primitive society, was ultimately an examination of competing religions -- Christianity vs. paganism -- and as such had a field day offering up a slew of ambiguous interpretations that (depending on the viewer) either spoke out against rigid Christian doctrine, against reckless hedonism, or against any form of organized worship. Writer-director Neil LaBute’s remake is a disastrous miscalculation, shucking religion completely and instead fashioning the tale as a battle between upstanding male dominance and wicked feminist doctrine. LaBute has repeatedly faced charges of misogyny (see In the Company of Men, The Shape of Things and Your Friends & Neighbors) but never before has he appeared quite this terrified of emasculation -- it’s as if John Bobbitt had gotten hold of a movie camera and made a film in which all the female characters were based on his interpretation of Lorena Bobbitt. Nicolas Cage plays the befuddled protagonist here, no longer a God-(and sex-)fearing cop but rather a generic Hollywoodized detective (no spiritual side, haunted by a past tragedy, forever popping pills, etc.). Hampered by its fondness for annoying dream sequences, the film mopes along drearily, the only jolts coming when we witness an unexpected rage in Cage as he punches and kicks several women (including teenage girls); then again, these scenes are perfectly in line with LaBute’s apparent worldview. On its own terms, this Wicker Man earns a weak two stars for a few effectively staged sequences and OK performances; compared to its predecessor, it’s a one-star blasphemy. So that averages out to...



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Set in Austria, The Illusionist stars Edward Norton as Eisenheim, an enigmatic stage magician so skilled at his profession that the locals suspect he might actually possess otherworldly powers. One of the few skeptics is Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell), a cruel ruler who sets out to prove that Eisenheim is a fake. He enlists the aid of the corrupt Chief Inspector Uhl (Paul Giamatti), yet matters become more



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Oliver Stone is a divider, not a uniter. JFK alienated those who couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You think my past films were controversial?â&#x20AC;? one could almost imagine hearing



itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Timingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not on

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 theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re found and rescued, John and Will decide that they will count on each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 al-

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keting ploy since The Blair Witch Project, as well as a revolutionary new way to make and promote movies. Come up with a catchy title, cast a way-cool actor, build the buzz over the Internet far in advance of the opening, let the online fanboys think they have a hand in actually shaping the finished product, refuse to hold criticsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; screenings not because the product is unspeakably awful but because it guarantees more ink in newspapers, and then settle back as the record-breaking grosses pour in. Well, it all worked out except for that final point. The filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lackluster box office take (no disgrace, but nothing special) should convince studios that banking on computer-weaned kids to actually leave their keyboards to venture out of the house and pay for a movie was, is and will remain a bad idea. As for the picture itself, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite deliver on its thrill-a-minute premise -- even star Samuel L. Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highly publicized quip about the â&#x20AC;&#x153;motherfuckinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; snakesâ&#x20AC;? registers as much ado about nothing. Jackson stars as an FBI agent assigned to protect an eyewitness (Nathan Phillips) to a mob slaying; once the villains ascertain which flight theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be taking to make that important court date, they manage to fill the aircraft with rattlesnakes, cobras, boa constrictors. Director David Ellis and his three scripters have the title terrors chomp down on lips, eyes, breasts and even a penis, but given the overall lack of creativity invested in this project, it ultimately feels as rote and joyless as a typical slasher flick.

most 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. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in striking contrast to this past springâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 reshaping the tragedy for its own exploitive means. Yet for all of Stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s timidity, the material brings out some undeniable truths. The movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most poignant sequence comes when Stone chooses to briefly show the international community learning about this monstrous terrorist attack. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 -- heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the guy who found McLoughlin and Jimeno -- yet heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think too much of such sticky situations, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s his prerogative. This nonpartisan treatment certainly allows the movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wholesome humanity to shine through, which in turn leads to some strong sequences detailing the manner in which John and Will deal with

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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.

its hands full establishing the setting, introducing numerous characters, hammering out its weighty plot, and still finding time to include a number of action scenes that operated in the best swashbuckling tradition. Certainly, those expecting amazing feats of derring-do won’t be disappointed by this new film. The effects-driven action TALLADEGA NIGHTS: scenes are clearly the picture’s highlights, and they alone make Dead Man’s Chest THE BALLAD OF worth the price of admission. But on the RICKY BOBBY heels of Superman Returns, a movie of substance that nevertheless made sure not to skimp on its adventure quota, this Like Spam, energy drinks and the music of one too often rings hollow. The first PiYanni, Will Ferrell is one of those acquired rates felt like both a stand-alone movie tastes that satisfy devotees while perplexing and the theme park attraction on which it everyone else. A “B”- level Saturday Night was based; this one just feels like a roller Live player who, by virtue of one smash hit coaster ride, full of momentary thrills (Elf), found himself elevated to the same but leaving little in its wake except a sudlofty playing field populated (presently PIRATES OF THE den desire to rest for a minute. It isn’t and/or previously) by SNL superstars like CARIBBEAN: DEAD breathless as much as it grows tiresome, John Belushi, Bill Murray and Eddie Murand it’s especially depressing to see how phy, Ferrell often seems adrift on the big MAN’S CHEST 1/2 little the characters have been allowed to screen, appearing in more flops than hits The fan frenzy surrounding Pirates of the evolve. Those who found Curse’s plot a and frequently wearing out his welcome in Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest has reached bit on the convoluted side might as well even the smallest roles (as one example, the such a fever pitch that had producer Jerry not even attempt to unscramble the gofunny Weddings Crashers stopped dead in Bruckheimer merely shot two hours of ings-on this time around. But the central its tracks around the time he showed up Johnny Depp filling out his tax returns and thrust finds Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) for his extended cameo). So while some released it under the Pirates moniker, it tangling with the ghostly Davy Jones (Bill folks swear by his 2004 starring vehicle still would have scored a $75 million openNighy) in an effort to save his own soul Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, ing weekend without breaking a sweat. from eternal damnation beneath the sea’s I’m not one of them. This one-note movie Luckily for the moviegoers who turned surface; it’s possible that his scheme will struck me as annoying rather than amus2003’s first installment, The Curse of the require sacrificing his friends Will Turner ing, meaning I wasn’t exactly anticipatBlack Pearl, into a $305 million smash, (Orlando Bloom) ing Ferrell and and Elizabeth Swann director Adam (Keira Knightley), but McKay reteamthat’s a compromise ing for a comedy the self-serving Jack about a NASCAR can accept. Equally redneck. My misas impressive as the take. Talladega action scenes are the CARMIKE 10 Nights: The Ballad REGAL SAVANNAH 10 fantastical creatures 511 Stephenson Ave. • 353-8683 of Ricky Bobby is 1132 Shawnee St. • 927-7700 that parade before Covenant, Hollywoodland, Invincible, often uproarious, Covenant, Hollywoodland, Beerour eyes. Davy Jones and it’s clever in a Beerfest, How to Eat Fried Worms, fest, Idlewild, Invincible, Illusionist, basically has an octoway that AnchorSnakes on a Plane, Material Girls, Zoom, Snakes on a Plane, Pulse, Step Up, pus for a face, while his man rarely atWorld Trade Center, Pirates of the CaribWorld Trade Center, Pirates of the crew members are just tempted. While bean 2, Little Man Caribbean 2 as gruesome. And for it never reaches the nostalgists, there’s a the giddy highs REGAL EISENHOWER SQUARE SENTIENT BEAN formidable squid that of last summer’s 13 Park Ave. • 232-4447 1100 Eisenhower Dr. • 352-3533 seems to have glided premiere stupidAlexei and the Spring, Sept. 15, 7:30 Protector, Crank, Crossover, The Wicker right out of Disney’s smart comedy, p.m.; Bad Ronald, Sept. 20, 8 p.m. classic live-action verMan, Barnyard, Talladega Nights The 40-Year-Old sion of 20,000 Leagues Virgin, it’s consisLUCAS THEATRE Under the Sea. But tently pleasurable WYNNSONG 11 32 Abercorn St.. • 525-5050 the best fantasy tales and offers a steady 1150 Shawnee St. • 920-1227 The Proposition, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. are often the ones in stream of laughProtector, Crank, The Wicker Man which the special efout-loud mofects are subservient ments. You won’t to the characters, not respect yourself the other way around. the next mornInfo correct as of the Monday prior to our going to press. Call venues for updates. Depp’s still a lot of fun ing, of course, but as the scurrilous Sparwhile it unfolds, row, but a headlineyou’ll be happy to grabbing performance lower yourself to that seemed blazingly its level. Like Ron that’s hardly the case, and it’s difficult original the first time around no longer has Burgundy, Ricky Bobby is also an egotistito imagine that this latest chapter won’t the power to surprise, and there’s no effort cal, none-too-bright boor. “I piss excelemerge as this summer’s top moneymaker. on the parts of scripters Ted Elliott and lence,” he declares, and his standing as Yet at 145 minutes, Dead Man’s Chest ends Terry Rossio to make up for that by deepNASCAR’s best driver certainly signals that up providing too much bang for the buck. ening the character in any way. Bloom’s he’s excellent at something. He has a best That’s just about the same running time Will and Knightley’s Elizabeth are even less friend (John C. Reilly) who’s even dumber as its predecessor, but that film wore its developed, and except for a couple of quips than he is, a blonde trophy wife (Leslie length better, given that the screenplay had


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.


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Local Film Series Third Friday Foreign Cinema

What: TFFC presents Alexei and the Spring, a 2002 documentary about the contaminated land of Belarus near Chernobyl in Russia. In Russian with English subtitles. When: Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5.

Reel Savannah Presents The Proposition

What: This thrilling and relentlessley hard-edged Aussie Western is set in the 19th century outback and was written by Goth rocker Nick Cave and stars Guy Pearce, Emily Watson and John Hurt. When: Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $7.

Psychotronic Film Society Presents Bad Ronald

What: A creepy, rarely seen 1974 madefor-television horror movie about a mentally disturbed teenager who terrorizes a family from within the walls of their new house stars a young Dabney Coleman and Kim Darby. When: Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. Seating will begin at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5 w

(him) and tirades (her), it’s hard to remember anything of substance that they do during the course of the film. Instead, it’s the makeup-sporting actors who steal this one, particularly Nighy as the ruthless Davy Jones and Stellan Skarsgard as Will’s spectral father, “Bootstrap” Turner. A word of warning: Since this is the middle film in a proposed trilogy, it follows the lead of The Empire Strikes Back, Back to the Future II and The Matrix Reloaded. In other words, there’s a beginning and a middle, but no end: In true cliffhanger fashion, the picture concludes with one final twist, requiring viewers to come back in a year to see how the storyline plays out. Here’s betting that this will be one return engagement that audiences won’t skip. w

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Activism & Politics AMBUCS

Chatham County Democratic Committee

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.

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@

Chatham County Young Republicans

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

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. or send email to

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.



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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

meet the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean. For information about volunteering, call Megan Burgoyne at 3524052 or

ANGER MANAGEMENT There is no emotion that can be more destructive to a relationship or to one’s self than unhealthy approaches to feelings of anger. Get help and change yourself and your life. RESOLVING PERSONAL LOSS Losing a job, a relationship, a marriage, a sibling, parent or child is too much pain to deal with alone. There is life after great loss, but grieving and learning coping skills are critical to moving forward. Call Daniel Beam, LLC at 912-844-9897

Savannah Area Young Republicans Call 572-8528.

Savannah Branch NAACP

For information, call 233-4161.

Savannah Republican Club

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

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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 singers, and white male actors/dancers. continued on page 36

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Worship@11:15a.m. • Corner of Henry St. & Waters Ave. • 233-4351, parking lot in back of building.

League of Women Voters

meets on the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Room 3 of the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital. Membership is open to anyone 18 and older.

Libertarian Party of Chatham County meets each Monday at 8:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. Call 3083934 or visit

National Council of Negro Women

meets the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum.

Planned Parenthood

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 Volunteers are needed for Planned Parenthood, and will

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Auditions are by appointment only. Call 786-6384.


Broughton by Twilight

The Millionaire Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club of Savannah will hold a fundraiser Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. to benefit the charity Girls On the Run, a prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self respect and healthy lifestyles through running.. Broughton by Twilight will be a shopping scavenger hunt where participating merchants will offer special discounts. Refreshments will be served at some stops and shoppers will be encouraged to buy items. A portion of the proceeds will go to fund scholarships. For information, send email to or visit

Crowns on Parade

The fourth annual hat fashion extravaganza will be held Sunday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. at Savannah State Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s King-Frazier Student Center ballroom. Tickets are $10 and proceeds will benefit scholarships. Call 354-0553 or send e-mail to

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First Annual Steak and Burger Dinner This event will feature Ashley Smith, subject and author of The Unlikely Angel: The Atlanta Hostage Hero. It will be held Thursday, Sept. 21 at the First Baptist Church of Statesboro. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and the speaker at 6:30 p.m. A book signing will follow. Proceeds will benefit the Boys

and Girls Club of Bulloch County. Tickets P should be purchased through Mike Backus T at 489-8458 or through e-mail to mbackus@ h P

Give for the Gulf

o is a year-long, comprehensive Armstrong P Atlantic State University initiative that will a raise funds and provide community services U for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Visit t S

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A book of photography taken at Tybee w Island by Dr. Gustave â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stavieâ&#x20AC;? Kreh is being t sold with proceeds going to the Chatham C Academy at Royce Center for Children r and the Marine Science Center of Tybee l Island. The book costs $29.95 and may be a purchased online at T and in area gift shops. T Hucapalooza h This outdoor concert with six local rock b bands, a deejay and overnight camping d will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 at Red Gate p Farms. The charity event is sponsored by b Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. and will benefit Open A Arms and Hucapooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Parking, camping t space, food and beverages will be available. i Tickets will be available at the gate. Call t 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit www.shag- T T A Memory Walk 2006 will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 am. t to 2 p.m. at Johnson Square to benefit the p s Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association Coastal Office. Food, fun and a walk through the squares. I To raise money or register, visit www.alzga. s m org or call 920-2231. a T



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Pride 2006 Fund-raiser

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.

St. Frances Cabrini Fall Festival and Craft Sale

will be held Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 11500 Middleground Rd. Crafts booths are available. Space and table rental is $30 is available through Sept. 30. A limited number of covered booths also are available for $45. Call 925-4725.

Third Annual Cruise for Critters

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 The tour will be active through autumn, 2007.

Wine Tasting Event

will be held Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Cobblestone Conch House, 225 W. River St. Sponsored by the Cobblestone Conch House and the Little Black Book for Every Busy Woman in Savannah, it will feature wines and tapas-style food plus giveaways. Proceeds will benefit Hope House. Tickets are $30. Call 596-7260.

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.

Art Classes Classes in clay hand-building, open studio, intermediate drawing and painting are offered at CarosArt Studio in Windsor Forest. Very small clases with lots of extra attention by professional artist/clay sculptor Carolyne Graham. Classes are held Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon and Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Inquire about other days. The cost is $100 per six weeks of instruction. Clay supplies are extra. Call 925-5465 to register. The Art School Class offerings include children’s art classes, with afterschool art instruction for ages 6 through teens. Ages 6-8 attend one hour a week for $55 per month. Ages 9 through teens attend one and a half hours per week for $70 per month. Tuition includes supplies. Classes also are available for adults and advanced teens 16 and up Mondays 7-9 p.m. and Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. to noon, with students working in the medium of their choice. Weekly figure drawing sessions are held Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $60 for six-week sessions or $15 drop in. Artists bring their own materals. Preregistration and pre-payment are required. Figure drawing weekends will be held Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15-16, Oct. 6-7 and Dec. 1-2. The cost is $35 per day. A pastel portrait workshop with a live model and instruction by Chin-Chen Hung will be held Nov. 10-11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $170 and class size is limited. The Art School is located at 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd., No. B-2. Call Lind Hollingsworth at 921-1151 or visit www.

Baby sign classes

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Creativity Workshop for Mommies To Be

will be held at the Savannah Yoga Center and taught by the center’s director, Kelley J. Boyd. A Sacred Birth Art Workshop is a fourweek 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. It will be held at at Epworth Methodist Church, 2201 Bull St. Artistic ability or experience is not required. Payment and registration can continued on page 38

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This three-hour sightseeing cruise will be held Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. Conducted by Capt. Mike’s Dolphin Tours, it will depart from Tybee Island. The cost is $30 per person, which includes hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a commemorative T-shirt. All funds go directly to Coastal Pet Rescue to be used for veterinary care and program improvements. To register, visit or call 351-4151.


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be done at (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

Draw to Paint Class

Take the mystery out of drawing as you learn the “natural way to draw.” The elements and principles of design will be emphasized in preparation for successful pauintings in this course taught by certified art instructor Carolyne Graham. The sixweek clas begins Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Art School, 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd. The cost is $120. Class size is limited. A supply list is available. Call Carolyne at 925-5465 to register.

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.

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1 Type of metabolic rate 6 Senator ___ Bailey Hutchison 9 Stank emanations 14 It’s spent away from everyone else 16 Resident on the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula 17 Struggles between the rich and poor 18 Watch 19 Sorta positive wish 20 Word before sales or tax 21 Off-base designation 22 Gender-bending engine part? 26 Freestyle, maybe 27 What boxers or wrestlers ultimately fight for 28 Hydrocarbon suffix 29 Spacey role of 2006 30 Skylab launchers 34 “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” band, for short 35 They’re seen under slides 37 Network that will cease to exist 9/15/06 38 Feature of a messy room 40 Zombie’s desire 41 Far from a drama queen 42 Block 44 Naughty-sounding bird 45 “I know what I’m talking about” 46 ___ colada 47 Genre pioneered by Kool DJ Herc 50 Belgian composer Cesar 52 Film that happens aboard the Nostromo 53 Crater maker 56 Purplish shade 57 Racing fanatic 58 Gives grub to 59 Photographer Goldin 60 Fortune tellers


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Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register.

First Steps parent education program

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

Free Tax School

Earn extra income after taking this course. Flexible schedules, convenient location. The class is free, but there is a small fee for books. Call 352-3862 or visit 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 for details and rates.

Guided Imagery

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.

Highest Praise School of the Arts

of Overcoming by Faith is offering vocal, piano and dance classes that are open to anyone from Pre-K to adult. Visit or call 927-8601.

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.

Hurricane Readiness Seminar The Savannah State University Division of Student Affairs and the Public Safety

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Department will present a hurricane readiness seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 1-3 p.m. in the King-Frazier Student Center ballroom. Phillip Webber, director of the Chatham Emergency Management Agency, and Ben Smith, chief meteorologist at WSAV-TV, will share key facts about hurricanes, storm readiness, emergency supplies, evacuation preparations and more. Call 356-2194 or 356-2186. Life Challenge Consulting

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 or or visit http://

Bike Night with Mikie

When would now be a great time to engage yourself in life-changing strategies.â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Career; stress reduction; spirituality. Free initial halfhour consultation. Call Cindy Beach, M.S., at 429-7265.

is held 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.

Mindfulness and Ordinary Recovery

Blackbeardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Scuba Club

Call Ryan Johnson at 604-5977.

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 ChiSavannah/.

Puppet Shows

Civil Air Patrol

are offered by St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Resource Center for schools, day cares, libraries, churches, community events and fairs. Call 447-6605.

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)â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;and 7 p.m. for adult members at the former Savannah Airport terminal building off Dean Forest Road. Visit, send e-mail to, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410.

Relationship Seminar

This free seminar will include interactive exercises, proven relationship techniques and a free workbook. It will be presented by licensed relationship coach Glenn Cohen on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Call 843-722-4900 or visit www.glenncohen. org and click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eventsâ&#x20AC;? to register. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center offers a variety of business classes. The center is at 801 E. Gwinnett St. Call 6523582.

Clean Coast

meets monthly on the first Monday at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Check for event schedule.

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah

Visit for meeting schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. 728-5989.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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

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.

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Savannah Subbuteo Club. Call 667-7204 or visit

Historic Savannah Chapter of the ABWA will meet Thursday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. at The Exchange on Waters. Judge Claire Williams of the Recorders Court will speak. The cost is the price of the meal. Call 233-2838 for reservations. 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

Meet other non-parents at events and activities. For information on No Kidding! visit or send e-mail to

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 Chenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@ or visit

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 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.

meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 184 in Thunderbolt. Call 786-4508.

Savannah Brewersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; League

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 or call 898-4344.

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 and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League.

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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.

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the Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. Call John Findeis at 748-7020.

Savannah Fencing Club

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

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 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

Savannah Ski Club

will hold a membership kick-off party Sept. 19 from 7-9 p.m. at the Bonna Bella Yacht Club, 2740 Livingston Ave. The event is

to bring all snow skiers/boarders in the Lowcountry area together, Membership is $30 for a single and $45 for a family. Call 713-7655 or e-mail SavhSkiClub@bellsouth. net.

Savannah Toastmasters

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

Tybee Performing Arts Society

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@

Urban Professionals

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

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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

Adult Ballet Classes

at Islands Dance Academy, 115 Charlotte Dr, Whitemarsh Island near Publix shopping center. Challenging, rewarding and fun. All levels and body types welcome. $12 per

class or $90 for eight classes. Beginner Adult Ballet is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate Adult Ballet is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:307:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Adult Ballet is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thrusdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. A variety of youth classes (ages 3 to teen) are available. Call Sue Braddy at 897-2100.

Adult Jazz and Tap Classes

The Gretchen Greene School of Dance is offering ongoing adult classes. There are two levels, Beginner and Intermediate, which both meet on Wednesdays. The intermediate program is from 6:30-8 p.m. and the beginner program is from 8-9 p.m. Both classes consist of a jazz portion and a tap dance portion. The instructor is Travis Dodd. For information, call 897-4235 or visit

Argentine Tango Practice and Lesson 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.

Breffni Academy of Irish Dance

has opened a location in Richmond Hill and is accepting students. The academy is located at Life Moves Dance Studio, 10747 Ford Ave. For information, call Michael or Nicola O’Hara at 305-756-8243 or send email to Visit

Flamenco Enthusiasts

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

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

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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

Wheelchair Ballroom Dance

The Moon River Dancers now offer ballroom dance classes for people who are disabled. Classes are held the fourth Saturday of the month from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Delaware Center, 1815 Lincoln St. For information, call Charleen Harden at 3087307 or send e-mail to cwh0869@yahoo. 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.


A balanced life

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

Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga classes

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

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.

Free Nutritional Counseling/Body Fat Testing

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@

Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group

Salsa Dance Lessons

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 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

The Studio

Ongoing classes include Hip Hop/Funk on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Adult Beginner

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

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.

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Pregnancy Yoga

An eight-week session will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:15 p.m. in offices located at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Pre-natal yoga helps mother-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor and delivery. The instructor is Ann Carroll. Cost is $90 for once a week or $150 for twice a week for the 8-week session. Call 596-0584 or send e-mail to

Savannah Yoga Center

Tai Chi Classes

are offered Mondays and Fridays 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

are offered by St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler Center 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 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 and obtain information on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gay Savannahâ&#x20AC;? businesses and happenings. 236-CITY 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@

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 Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 944-0996.

Pride 2006 Fund-raiser

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 Blaineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.



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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 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 or visit

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;from 10-11:30 a.m. and Level Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;and IIâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday Power Yoga from 6:307:30 p.m. Friday Level Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday Power Yoga from 9-10 a.m. Sunday Vinyasa from 10:30 to noon and Level II and III from 5-6:30 p.m. Private sessions are available. Visit www.thesavannahyogaroom. com or call 898-0361.


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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.


Be Stress Free

Learn to go within, raise awareness and access inner wisdom and peace. This 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@ 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,

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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

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

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who are recovering from an addiction and a mental health problem can send e-mail to 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 are conducted at three locations within St. Joseph’s/Candler. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:15-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, checks will be offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Checks are offered every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Checks will be offered Monday through Friday from

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578.

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

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

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Hypnobirthing Childbirth Education Introduction Night

will be held Sept,. 14 at 6:45 p.m. at the Ongoing Moves Yoga Studio. The cost is $10. The session will include open questioning, hypnobirthing material and literature, the philosophy of hynobirthing, relaxation and breathing demonstrations. To register, call 843-683-8750 or send e-mail to

La Leche League of Savannah 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. 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.

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.

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.

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

Memorial 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.

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

Planned Parenthood Hotline

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.

The Quit Line

a toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and con-

cerned parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP.

Renaissance Lecture Series

will present Dr. Peter White of Biopsy Diagnositcs on Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at Magnolia Manor on the Coast in Richmond Hill. White will presents Chesapeake Watermen, Cell Biology, and sun-induced skin cancer: the microscopic and the macroscopic from a lermatopathologist’s perpective. To RSVP, call 756-4300.

Stop Smoking

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

Nature & Environment

Dolphin Project of Georgia

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

Endangered Forest Slideshow

A presentation about looming social and environmental threats to the forests and communities of the Southern U.S., Chile and Brazil posed by genetically engineered trees and industrial tree plantations will be presented Wednesday, Spet. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, Room 111, 306 Fahm St. There will be a discussion about how to get involved in the campaign.

Explore Salt Marsh by Land and Sea

Walk and paddle with a Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to learn about and experience the dynamic and fascinating salt marsh ecosystem which has

supported humans on this coast throughout history. The cost is $30, which includes canoe rental and basic canoeing instruction. Meet in the parking lot at Fort McAlister. $3 per car parking fee. Reservations are required. Call 897-5108.

Fourth Annual Coastal Plain Meander The Savannah Riverkeeper will team with Bull River Cruises to offer a ride down the river on a 45-foot triple pontoon boat beginning in Augusta on Friday, Sept. 29 and ending in Savannah on Monday, Oct. 2. All meals will be provided, from lunch on Friday to lunch on Monday. Passengers can either camp or sleep indoors. One and twoday packages are available. For details, visit under Events. For reservations, call Frank Carl at 706-3645253. Reservations are due by Sept. 22.

The Future of Birds

Peter Stangel, director of the Southern Region for the National Wildlife Foundation, will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Oatland Island Education Center. He will discuss several topics, from the use of weather radar to track bird migrations to the economic impact of birding on our society. This program is sponsored by the Ogeechee Audubon Chapter.

Pruning and Mulching Workshop

Savannah Tree Foundation’s arborist will demonstrate techniques that simplify small tree pruning to greatly reduce the risk of creating mature hazardous trees on Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. on Shorty Cooper Drive. Participants will learn best management practices and will have the opportunity to demonstrate skills and concepts learned during the workshop. Free and open to the public. Call 233-8733 to register.

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

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QUEEN PILLOWTOP SET Brand new still in original factory plastic with box spring and warranty. Suggest list $699, must let go for $160. 912-965-9652. Delivery available WANTED: Dish Network Satellite Receivers. Working or nonworking. Price depends on Model. Call Aaron, 912-897-5975.

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Dogs for Sale AKC REGISTERED Miniature Pinscher puppies. 6 weeks old. Tails and dewclaws. $325/each. Call 353-7364. YORKIE PUPPIES FOR SALE: 3 females, 1 male. Father 3 lbs. and Mother 5 lbs. $500/each, Vet checked and first shots. Evenings, 912-756-0203.


Lawn & Garden Services

DB DISTINCTIVE EARTHSCAPES: Commercial and Residential Lawn Maintenance. Call 912-441-9224 and ask for Duane Bartels.

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THE EXPRESS CAFE & BAKERY 39 Barnard Street Has immediate need for an experienced cook. Knowledge of preparation of breakfast items, pastry baking and cafe cuisine helpful. Must e able to work well with others, be creative in developing new menu items, be dependable and have reliable transportation. Must be available 5 days, possibly 6, 6:30am-3pm. Drug screen and background check required. For all applicants, to apply call or come by between 11:00am-11:30am ONLY. Monday-Thursday and ask for Beth. EOE. 912-233-4683.

3BR 2BA, gas fireplace, Vaulted Ceilings, Updated Kitchen, lots of storage, single car garage, AC studio. $225,000. 912- 354-6044.

WHO ELSE wants to sell Ebay “How To” information by mail and internet? Here is 70 Ebay books, manuals and toolkits you can reprint and sell. Call 1-800-280-5160 for free info pack.


ELECTRICIANS NEEDED! Pay based on experience. Must have own transportation. Call Tim at 912-657-8468.



MATURE WOMAN sought to assist female Parkinson’s patient in Savannah with daily General activities including meal preparation, administering medicaArrested? Injured? tions, bathing, dressing, walkBankruptcy? Marital family Law? ing and light housekeeping. A-A-A Attorney referral Service. Midnight shift. Must have excellent references and have Flo. & GA Call 1-800-260-1546. own transportation. $7.00 per BASS PLAYER Needed for Estab- hour. Call 912-713-0361. lished Artist. Pop music genre. RECRUITING CERTIFIED & NONContact Kenny @ 912-237-2380. CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTCOME JOIN THE FUN ANTS: The Express Cafe, 39 Barnard St. Statewide Healthcare, Inc. of Sahas immediate openings for vannah is recruiting to highly front counter servers. Applicants skilled certified and non-certified must have reliable transportanursing assistants to provide tion and be available to work personal support and/or home Monday-Sunday hours and days making services to consumers in off vary depending on schedule their homes. Qualifications inneeds. Applicants need to be en- cludes: at least 6 months experiergetic, reliable and work well ence, current CPR, First Aid and with others and enjoy having fun TB skin test, with reliable transat work. Applicants must be able portation. to work in a fast paced environApply in person at 714 Martin ment. Starting pay $6/hr plus Luther King Jr. Blvd Suite 100, Satips. All applicants must be able vannah. Contact: Nekita Robinto pass a pre-employment drug son, 231-8958. screen and background check. To inquire about this position, come by 39 Barnard St. ONLY between 11-11:30am. Monday-Friday EOE.


HAIRSTYLISTS NEEDED NOW for Islands hair salon. Management positions available. Guaranteed pay! Must be licensed. Call NOW! 912-667-1620.

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. AL-



DOWNTOWN CAFE looking for Bicycle Delivery Persons to deliver to businesses and residences. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. Must be dependable, articulate, wellgroomed and physically fit. Apply in person Monday-Thursday, 11-11:30am at 39 Barnard Street between Broughton & Congress. EOE.

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


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MOST NEW townhome! 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhome with over 1200sqft. Trey ceiling in bedroom. Screened porch overl o o k i n g p r i vate p o n d v i e w. Please view our video at w w w . V i d e o H o m e Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing @658-7777. $146,900. H-4507

BEAUTIFUL 3 bedroom/2 bath brick sitting on 1.79 acres. Inground pool and gorgeous yard including oversized 26x43 detached garage, workshop and open shed. Home has 9ft. plus ceilings and a skylight, den, livi n g ro o m a n d s e p a r a t e o f fice/study. Please view our video at Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing of this lovely home @ 912-658-7777. H-4482 $274,900. ERA AdamsPevey Realty 826-2550.

BUNGALOW STYLE: Fully remodeled beautiful house, 1578 sqft, all new appliances, washer/dryer, icemaker, eat-in kitchen, tile/carpet, new sod, irrigation system, privacy fence, plenty of parking, great outdoor living area w/huge gazebo. Four bedrooms, 3 baths, great house for retirees, families, or students! Convenient to both West and East sides on desirable E. Henry St. Asking $237,500. Email or call Lee at 912-604-5065. No realtors please.

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Homes for Sale WHETHER It is a Condo or a Historic cottage, let Ron Melander at Cora Bett Thomas Realty help you get settled! Call me at 912-441-7124. EXCELLENT LOCATION! Historic top floor penthouse unit with views! MLS #20702 $299,900. CHARMING COTTAGE!!! Only one block from Troup Square! MLS #20341 $339,900.

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Landmark 24 introduces new cottage community in historic richmond hill! Landmark 24 is expanding its developments with the introduction of Summer Hill at Mainstreet. A community unlike any other, Summer Hill will be a cottage community located in Richmond Hill, Georgia, and will be another beautiful Landmark 24 master planned community built to offer buyers quality, value, beauty, and location in a home. Richmond Hill, one of the state’s historic towns and one of the fastest growing areas in Georgia, will soon be home to Landmark 24’s newest development, Summer Hill at Mainstreet. A city beloved by Henry Ford, Richmond Hill in Bryan County is the perfect location for the community which, in appearance, takes residents back to days gone by, but is brand new and modern with every convenience. Summer Hill at Mainstreet’s debut is a first for Landmark 24 in the Richmond Hill area, and it is a neighborhood unlike any other. As the newest master planned community in Richmond Hill, it will feature various unique cottage homes. The combination of multiple textures creates the exterior charm within the Summer Hill at Mainstreet development, making the community distinctive in appearance as well as in location. Susan Rubine says one of her favorite things about Richmond Hill is its small-town atmosphere. “Richmond Hill has a small town feel to it,” says Rubine. “People still care about their neighbors and are very civic minded. Real estate is still affordable, and the subdivisions are quaint and neighborly. I love Richmond Hill.” Blending work and play to create a lifestyle community is what Landmark 24 does best, and with Summer Hill at Mainstreet, Landmark 24 has once again created a place where people can feel good about the homes they purchase because they are built with value in mind, as well as location and amenities by Savannah’s most trusted builders, Hallmark Custom Homes and Jerry C. Wardlaw Construction. “With Summer Hill, we’ve really tried to create a community with a small-town feel to it,” says Steve Hall, president and CEO of Landmark 24. “Quaint cottages in an old-fashioned neighborhood will give residents a nostalgic feeling, but they’ll have all the conveniences of the modern master planned lifestyle communities created by Landmark 24.” Like other Landmark 24 master planned communities, Summer Hill at Mainstreet offers its residents a lifestyle unavailable in other developments. All homes are wired for high speed internet and cable, giving homeowners the ability to work whenever they choose. However, Summer Hill, allowing residents to quickly switch from work to play without leaving their community. Six different home plans are available to choose from when building in Summer Hill at Mainstreet. Each of these plans has various options to choose from

both in the interior and exterior of the home. Flex spaces are available in many of the homes, and combined with the options offered by the builders, allow buyers to make their home suit their needs perfectly and truly one-of-a-kind. “Summer Hill at Mainstreet is unique among Landmark 24’s communities, as well as any other communities in the area,” says Jerry Wardlaw, vice president of Landmark 24. “These cottages are designed to complement each other aesthetically and to really create the feeling of a distinct community. The different exteriors allow owners to customize the cottages, but when Summer Hill is completed, it will very obviously be its own community in look and feel.” As with all Landmark 24 master planned communities, Hallmark Custom Homes and Jerry C. Wardlaw Construction designed Summer Hill with the idea to offer a buyer value in their purchase of a home. Ranging from 1552 heated square feet to over 1900 heated square feet and priced reasonably from the $170,000s, Summer Hill at Mainstreet features homes that are unique and an excellent investment for the future. With land at a reasonable price, buyers can invest their money in the home they purchase in Summer Hill and not in buying a tract of land. Close to Savannah, Richmond Hill is centrally located near the interstate, shopping, banks, schools, the airport, and recreation. Because it is situated in such a central area, Summer Hill at Mainstreet allows residents to be close to the office and their families simultaneously. In addition, a home in Richmond Hill is a sound investment with homes appreciating substantially each year in the area. Summer Hill at Mainstreet, aside from being located near shopping centers, banks, the airport, the interstate and other conveniences, is also situated in the Richmond Hill School District. Parents can feel comfortable in the fact that their children are receiving a quality education at Richmond Hill Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. Children will be within walking distance of the schools in Richmond Hill, allowing children and parents convenience and safety. Visit Summer Hill at Mainstreet today and invest in the perfect home for your unique lifestyle. Let Landmark 24 bring you home with a beautiful new home. Landmark 24 develops master planned lifestyle communities in Savannah and its surrounding areas. A partnership between Savannah’s premier builders, Hallmark Custom Homes and Jerry C. Wardlaw Construction, Landmark 24 creates communities with beautiful homes, first-class amenities, and excellent locations in mind. With various communities structured to fit every lifestyle, Landmark 24 has a neighborhood for everyone. For more information, please visit

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Looking for a perfect little key west cottage? Ready for renovations and bright colors. Easy walk to the beach. Front faces natural marsh and large back entertainment deck. Outdoor shed houses the sand toys! Seller is a Licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Georgia – Lic. # AC127150. Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing at 658-7777.

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234-4406 203 wEST waldbuRg STREET #3 uppER 3 BR, 1 BA apartment, convenient to Forsyth Park, L/R, kitchen hardwood floors. $1,150/mo. 622 wEST vicTORY dRivE 3 BR, 2 BA home, L/R, D/ R, heart pine floors, eat-in kitchen, gas stove, electric water heater, stack washer/ dryer, fenced backyard, 2 off-street parking spaces. $1,500/mo.

ADULT VIDEO Rentals/Sales. Selling for $200K. Excellent income. Low overhead. Fax to 912-691-0052. Must present financial statement. Serious inquiries ONLY. Leave contact phone number.


Homes for Rent 1601 EAST 59th STREET: 3-bedrooms, 2-baths, fully renovated brick house w/garage. Near Midtown & hospital. $950/month. Call 912-429-9600.

621 EaST bROad STREET 2 BR, 1 BA house, combo L/R & D/R, fireplace, small courtyard. $800/mo. 525 EaST hEnRY STREET 5 BR 3-1/2 BA home, large kitchen, L/R, D/R, fenced yard. $1800/mo. 124 EaST libERTY STREET • apT. b Large 1 BR, 1 BA apartment in great location, stack washer and dryer. CHA. $900/mo. 508 EaST paRK avEnuE lOwER 2 BR, 2 BA apartment, off-street parking, open L/ R, kitchen area, dishwasher, stack washer and dryer, back deck. Available. September. $900/mo. 105 pORT ROYal 3 BR, 2 BA home located in Island Wood subdivision. L/R, den with wood burning fireplace, eat-in kitchen, L/R with W/D connections, large fenced yard with storage shed. No Pets. $950/mo. 25 halYaRd dRivE New 3 BR, 2 BA home in Newport Subdivision located in Pooler. Eatin kitchen, combo L/R, D/R, fireplace, laundry room with W/D, corner lot. Lawn care included. $1200/mo. 303d wEST gwinnETT STREET 1 BR, 1 BA apartment, L/R, high ceilings, CHA, enclosed deck, off-street parking. $795/mo. 304 alicE STREET 2 BR, 1 BA apartment, L/R, furnished kitchen with dishwasher, built-in microwave, stack washer and dryer, total electric, private courtyard. $850/ mo.




Homes for Rent 2 STORY HOUSE, in Hinesville. Freshly painted, 4 or 5 BR, 2 BA, upstairs kitchen, fenced yard, in cul-de-sac, etc. $1100.00 per month. Deposit of $600.00 required. Please call (912) 884-4433. * WHITMARSH ISLAND HOME: 3BR/2BA home, recently. Near Island schools, pets welc o m e. $ 9 7 5 / m o n t h . C a l l 912-844-5873.


Townhomes/Condos for Rent

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.

234-0606 637 East 52nd Street Charming and spacious 1BR, 1BA apartment in Ardsley Park. Formal living room, formal dining room, hardwood floors throughout, kitchen with stove & refrigerator, central H/ A and off-street parking. Petfriendly. AVAILABLE OCT 15TH $650/mo.

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Apartments for Rent

Tybee Beachside Furnished Apt. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, washer/dryer, no pets. Available Sept.May. $925/month plus electricity. #7 12th Street. rowlands2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH APT. in Call 912-927-9395. Baldwin Park. $800/month plus deposit includes washer/dryer, 895 does not include utilities. Call Room for Rent 912-604-8556. 2212 WHITAKER STREET 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, washer/dryer, dishwasher, central heat/air, porches. Very nice $950/month. Call 912-667-2928.

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34TH & LINCOLN STREET: Private entrance, nicely furnished, house phone, cable, washer/dryer, internet available, refrigerator & 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH apartment: microwave, access to kitchen. Gated community on Wilming- $ 1 4 0 / w e e k , $ 5 0 4 / m o n t h . ton Island. Call 912-897-4872. 912-231-9464. 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Apartment LARGE VICTORIAN near library. on Tybee Island. $1000/month. Walk-in closet, fireplace, mini Water included, 6 month mini- kitchen, phone, cable, internet, mum lease. Contact Tybee Vaca- w/d utilities, nicely furnished. tion Rentals at 912-786-5853. $140/wk, $504/mo. Seven days. Call 912-231-9464. GORGEOUS HUGE 2BR/2.5BA 2 off-street parking, WD, hard899 wood, high ceilings, fenced yard, 3 blocks to Forsyth Roommate Wanted $1500/month. 317B West Park Avenue. Call 912-308-9715, Available Sept. ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome S TA R L A N D - 2 1 9 We s t 4 0 t h on Wilmington Island. $500 plus Street. 3-bedrooms/2-baths. half electric and half cable. StuAvailable September. Close to dents and Militar y welcome. Gulfstream, Montgomery, Eck- Must be neat, dependable and burg, Wallin & Anderson Hall. 10’ l i k e d o g s . C a l l D e i r d r e a t ceilings, large bedrooms, hard- 912-228-9493. wood 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 Buy. Sell. Find. Free! park ing. $1,200/month. Call 441-1533 for information.

117 LINCOLN STREET: Fully furnished, 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, full kitchen, $2000/month. Contact Alex, 912-220-1700.

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LOVELY TOWNHOME, 3BR/2BA, combo living/dining room, upgraded kitchen/appliances, laundry room, private patio overlooking green space. $1100. Call 912-351-0993.

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1316 East Victory Drive Large 2BR, 1BA apartment with a separate dining room, hardwood floors, kitchen with stove & refrigerator, central H/A and off-street parking. Views of “Daffin Park” and steps away from “Spin City”. Pet-friendly.$635/mo.

SKIDAWAY APARTMENT TOWNHOMES 6830 SKIDAWAY ROAD 2BR, 1BA townhome, central H/A, total electric, kitchen furnished with stove and refrigerator. Separate utility room with washer/dryer connections. Reserved and guest parking available. NO PETS. $625/mo.



2002 LINCOLN LS V-8, pearl white w/black leather, woodgrain trim, Alpine stereo, w/6 disc changer, sunroof, excellent ac/heat. FULLY LOADED! Like new. $19,000. 912-977-1763 or 912-977-1407. 2003 FORD Explorer XLT Fully loaded, AM/FM CD cassette player, leather interior, sunroof, running boards, excellent condition. $13,900. Call 912-530-8775 or 912-294-1090.


1994 GMC SUBURBAN: Custom paint (burgundy & grey), A/C, leather seats, 3rd row seat, wood grain, keyless entry, Kenwood stereo CD w/remote, custom wheels, tinted windows. For the low price of $6500. Call 912-507-2461. CHEVY TAHOE LT ‘03, Brown, DVD & 6 disc CD changer, tan l e a t h e r, 3 r d r o w, l o a d e d . $19.9k. Call 912-704-3124.

MOVING SALE, MUST GO! 2005 Ford Explorer XLT: V-6, automatic, ethanol safe engine, 20MPG, 3rd row seat. Factory warranty still applies. Call Ryan at C-803-517-1175 or O-912-927-9524.


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Call Dicky Mopper 912.663.5500

17 East 33rd St.

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 for photos and information or to see the house.


536 East 49TH Street Large 2BR, 1BA apartment in the heart of Ardsley. Located next to the Savannah Arts Academy, this apartment features a large front porch, hardwood floors, central H/A, and newly renovated kitchen and bath. W/D connections, offstreet parking and Pet-friendly. AVAILABLE OCT 15TH $775/mo. 16 West 40th Street Beautifully renovated 2BR, 1BA upper half of duplex in the “Starland District”. Features include a formal living room with a large front balcony, formal dining room, refinished heartpine floors, ceiling fans, bathroom & kitchen w/ceramic tile floors, separate laundry room and private courtyard. Central H/A, total electric and paid security system. Petfriendly. AVAILABLE OCT 15TH $975/mo.

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2005 HONDA 750 SHADOW CRUISER 2-cylinder, black w/red flames and chrome. Only 1900 miles. Paid $9300. Asking $5300. Call 912-754-4498.


Boats & Accessories 1976 COLUMBIA, 26ft. Great shallow draft. 9.9 Yamaha. Needs a little TLC. Can’t beat this price $2700. Call today, 912-398-6443.


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Connect Savannah September 13, 2006  

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