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Volume 6, No. 21 , February 14, 2007

On the cover: Design by Brandon Blatcher

WEDNESDAYS

Karaoke Night plus $4 Van Gogh Martini Madness

Lead Story 6 Dance 32

Courtenay Brothers Band • $2 Vodkas

Theatre 33

FRIDAY NIGHT ROCKS!

Festival Feature 22 News & Opinion

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Vibes (continued) 27 Soundboard

Who’s playing and where

Culture

32 Dance

The Roots of Dance@AASU 33 Theatre Masquers do Charlie Brown 34 Art Patrol Exhibitions and openings

Movies

36 Screenshots

All the flicks that fit

The 411 5 40 43

Vibes

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20 Interview

Jesse Jordan benefit

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22 Festival Feature

Irish Festival

23 Connect Recommends

Week at a Glance Our best bets for cool stuff to do Happenings All the stuff, all the time Sudoku Puzzle It’s all the rage Crossword Puzzle Mental Fun Free Will Astrology Rob Breszny’s look at your stars

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Thursday, Feb. 15 The Lost Boys of Sudan

What: Mark Bixler, author of The Lost Boys of Sudan, and Jacob Mago, one of the “Lost Boys,” who resettled to Atlanta in 2001 and is featured in Bixler’s book, will appear to discuss the story of thousands of young men who were orphaned or separated from their families during the conflict in Sudan. Bixler’s book focuses on four of the Lost Boys. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation. When: Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. Where: Armstrong Center for Continuing Education Center, 11935 Abercorn St. Info: 927-5277.

AASU Masquers open You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

The Historic Savannah Theatre’s Little Shop of Horrors continues

What: This musical is a send-up of sci-fi B movies from the 1960s, complete with a talking, man-eating plant named Audrey. When: Feb. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m., Feb. 11, 18 and 25 at 3 p.m. and Feb. 10, 17 and 24 at 3 and 8 p.m. Where: 222 Bull St. Cost: Adults $33 and 17 and under $16. Info: Call 233-7764.

Savannah Actor’s Theatre’s Fiction, or Wild Stories continues

What: This new play by Sasha Travis is about a young woman with mental illness. Because of subject matter, it is recommended for ages 16 and up. When: Feb. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. Where: The Ark Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd. Cost: $10. Info: Call 2326080 or e-mail mail@savannahactorstheatre.org.

Friday, Feb. 16 All-Star Rock & Roll Benefit

What: Tiny Team Concerts is presenting a benefit concert for local drummer Jesse Jordan, who broke his leg in several places during a fall down some stairs. Jordan underwent knee replacement surgery and will be unable to walk or play the drums for many months. Performers will include Superhorse, Argyle, The Veraflames, Greg Williams, Phantom Wingo, The 8Tracks, Jack Sherman, Hot Pink Interior, The Fundamentals (members of The Sapphire Bullets), Eric Culberson, Splitfinger, Jeff Beasley with Mike Perry and Paul Cooper, Bill Hodgson, Skip Hinely and more. More than $1,000 in prizes will be raffled. When: Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. Where: American Legion Post #135, 1108 Bull St. Cost: $15 in advance. Tickets are available at Primary Art Supply, Silly Mad CDs, Angel’s Barbecue, Annie’s Guitars & Drums, Le Chai Wine Gallerie and Marigold Beauty Concepts, or can be purchased online at www.tinyteamconcerts.info

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Grand Opening of the Melon Bluff Live Oaking Trail and Treehouse

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What: The city will mark the 100th anniversary of Daffin Park with a series of events and documentaries, including the Official State Arbor Day Ceremony, which will be held Friday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. in Daffin Park. Four centennial oaks will be planted. On Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Birthday Bash will be held. Activities will include arts and crafts, games, a climbing demonstration, live performances, walking tours of the park and Parkside neighborhood, vintage cars on display and a giant birthday cake for everyone to enjoy. Cost: Free. Info: 651-6417.

What: This informal gathering is for photographers and artists who are passionate about the art of black and white photography and the craft of film processing and paper printing using chemistry in a darkroom. When: Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Info: Kathleen Thomas at ghostgirl1204@excite.com.

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AASU Faculty Lecture Series

What: Liz Desnoyers-Colas, assistant professor of speech/ communication at AASU, will present Marching as to War: Personal Narratives of African American Women’s Gulf War Experiences. Included will be in-depth, oral history interviews with several dozen women from all branches of the U.S. military who have served in the Gulf. Issues such as health and childcare, sexism and sexual harassment, racism, religion, career advancement and service in combat zones will be covered. When: Feb. 16 at 12:10 p.m. Where: University Hall Room 156. Info: Call 961-3173 or e-mail duquefra@mail. armstrong.edu.

Saturday, Feb,17

16th Annual Savannah Irish Festival begins

What: Music, dance, food, arts and crafts, all Irish, of course. Performers will incilude the McKrells, Na Fidleiri, the Inishfree Dancers and many, many more. When: Feb. 17 beginning at 10:30 a.m. and Feb. 18 beginning at noon. Where:

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What: a live and silent auction benefit will be held, with live music by Georgia Kyle, Jude Michaels and other performers. When: Feb. 17 from 2-6 p.m. Where: Fannie’s on the Beach, Tybee Island. Cost: $20. Info: Call Kevin Allen at 656-6328.

The Root of Dance

What: Ballet Savannah and Sankofa Dance Theatre will present an evening of dance, including excerpts from Le Sylphide, a tribute to James Brown and a tribute to Coretta Scott King, featuring dancers from the Dance Theatre of Harlem and authentic African drummers. Sankofa will present Omnipotence — Only the Strong Survive. When: Feb. 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Auditorium. Cost: Free. Info: Call 352-7487,

Sunday, Feb. 18

A Traditional Gullah Gospel Experience

What: An evening of popular and traditional gospel music will be presented as part of the 11th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration. When: Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. Where: Performing Arts Center, Hilton Head High School, 70 Wilborn Rd. Cost: $20 adults and $10 children under 12. w

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What: The musical tribute to the Peanuts comic strip is being presented as part of AASU’s 70th anniversary celebration of the Masquers’ founding. On opening night, an AASU alum and former Masquer will speak before the performance. After the performance on opening night, a birthday cake will be served, and the characters from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown will mingle and interact with the audience. When: Feb. 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. Where: AASU’s Jenkins Theatre. Cost: $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the show. Info: Call 927-5381 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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by Robin Wright Gunn

My funny

valentine Lara Howell Evans and Tim Evans

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n ‘opposites attract’ marriage between a couple of young musicians, with faith as the magnet drawing them together... Two busy folks on either side of the big 6-0, living in separate countries, with no inkling of how their lives were about to change... Partners making a public commitment after a 30-year romance... And a first marriage for two middle-agers, with a post-honeymoon discovery that bonded their fledgling relationship.

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n celebration of Valentine’s Day, Connect talked to these four Savannah couples who prove you don’t have to be Barbie and Ken -- or Brad and Angelina -- to find true love.

Telling Mom:

Tim: “I called my mother that day and told her I met the girl I was going to marry. She’ll attest to that.” Making the commitment:

Meet the lovers:

Lara Howell Evans, now 21. This SCAD sound design major and part time barrista is a native of Charleston. She’s a mostly self taught musician who sings, plays the guitar and the djembe. Tim Evans, now 22. This psychology student commutes each week to classes at College of Charleston, and to his job as director of youth and music ministries at West Shore Episcopal Church. Relationship status when they met:

Both lived in Charleston. Lara was 20, seeing someone else, and relocating to Savannah. Tim was 21 and single. First meeting, first impressions:

September 2005 in a recording studio in Charleston. Lara: “We hit it off right away. At first I didn’t think I would like him and I didn’t really want to. I liked him enough to ask him to hang out with me the next week, in Savannah. I wasn’t smitten. I was interested in him as a person but not like, ‘man, I wonder if this guy is going to take me out or what?’ He was smitten though. I could tell.” Tim: “She seemed to have an authenticity about her that was different than everybody else.” Lara: “After we started talking I found out that he was a youth minister. I thought that was cool. Because when you’re a Christian you want someday to end up with another Christian. I kind of thought he was a booze hound at first. When I found out he was a minister I thought there may be some sort of hope.”

Lara: “He kept asking me to be his girlfriend and I kept saying no. And then one day he asked me to marry him. Somewhere between when he asked me to be his girlfriend and asking me to marry him I kinda decided I liked him a lot.” Tim: “We became a couple on October 14 and got engaged November 15.” Lara: “I kind of knew it was going to happen. He was freaking out about things and that’s how he gets. We drove to a private island, it’s the type of place where you send your kids on Christian retreats. It has a big wooden cross and a wooden worship chapel. He took me in there and he said a bunch of sweet things. He was down on one knee. You can’t say no to that.” Lara: “My mom is white and my dad is black and so the interracial thing really wasn’t a problem, but they weren’t keen on me getting married ever, so they weren’t keen on my getting engaged at age 20. A lot of my friends said we were too young except for the Christian ones. They were excited about it. Everyone had a comment about the pace.”

ried I would start learning more about her. I didn’t realize how much I would learn about myself in that process.” Lara: “I’ve learned how to clean a bathroom. He’s better at things than I am. Important things in life that you have to learn, like patience and selflessness. I learn about that in how he treats me.”

Donna Shannon and Mike Hogan

Meet the lovers:

June 2, 2006, at Folly Beach Pier on James Island, South Carolina.

Donna Shannon, now 61. The Minnesota native is a former career flight attendant, now a designer and business owner. In 2005 she was living in Savannah, with dating profiles on eharmony and a few other internet dating sites. Mike Hogan, now age 58. Retired in 1996 from a 30 year career in the Canadian navy and had owned a business in Windsor, Ontario Canada where he lived. In 2005 he was planning a move to Vancouver Island in western Canada.

Happily ever after:

Relationship status when they met:

The wedding:

Tim: “She was my first real girlfriend and I grew up with all brothers so I knew nothing about women, I’m having to learn that.” Lara: “It’s like boot camp.” Tim: “She needs her space.” Lara: “I need my space. It’s an adjustment period. Getting used to having a roommate that shares the same bed with you and leaves the toilet seat up. Communication. That’s hard.” Surprises:

Lara: “Before I was a Christian I never wanted to be married so I never dreamed of having that perfect ‘Ken’ husband. One thing is you can’t be selfish and independent when you’re married. I’m not used to that.” Tim: “I thought as soon as we were mar-

Donna was 60, divorced for 1 ½ years from her second husband. Her first husband of 30 years died in 1996. Mike was 56, unmarried for 25 years and “recovering from a bad relationship” that had ended nine months earlier. First meeting, first impressions:

Mike: “I saw her picture on eharmony. Something in her face said to me, ‘I can learn something from this woman.’” Donna: “I was about ready to get off eharmony and then he wrote me. He didn’t have a tan, he didn’t have a Harley and he has teeth so I thought he was great! He was well spoken and literate. We had both traveled a lot. We had a lot in common.” Mike: “Her mind is artistic and mine is

technical. My mind is linear and hers sees the big picture. I thought we could compliment each other.” Donna: “From the beginning I felt like I knew him. We were totally comfortable.” Making the commitment:

Mike: “She invited me here for Christmas for three weeks. I stayed for two months.” Mike: “She told me in advance that she’s always late but when she was an hour and a half late to pick me up at the airport I was thinking ‘Oh my God, what am I going to do, get a hotel room?’ She was this little bundle of apology for being late. All I cared about was she was there.” Donna: “Our plan was to meet at the airport, no talking, and then come back to the house and have sex! But then when I was so late he was upset.” Mike: “I was worried.” Donna: “And then I bumped another car with my car as we were leaving the airport. So our fantasy got wrecked, but the sex part still worked out.” Mike moved to Savannah in early 2006. Telling Mom:

Donna: “I told my mom he was a keeper, and she said, ‘Where are you going to keep him?’” The wedding -- Oct. 9, 2006, at the Chatham County Courthouse:

Donna: “We were working away on this house (a pink 1875 Victorian.) Over the summer, we started saying ‘Should we get married today or should we paint?’ We decided that on the first rainy day when we couldn’t paint, we would get married, but it never rained. We got sick of saying it every morning. Finally it rained on October 9.” Mike: “We parked behind the courthouse and plugged the meter with all the quarters we had. It gave us an hour and twenty minutes. We started calling the judges. The coordinator for Judge Coolidge said to be there in ten minutes and we could get married. We were there in five. Afterwards we went to Carlito’s to get a frozen margarita to go, and then went to the Sentient Bean and Donna got her coffee. That was our honeymoon.”


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Martha Womack and Margaret Conner

Meet the lovers:

small business owner.

Martha Womack, now age 56. A psychologist practicing in Savannah who grew up in Atlanta. Margaret Conner, now age 55. This Cumming, Ga., native is an entrepreneur and

First meeting, first impressions:

ceremony and reception in the Trolley Barn in midtown Atlanta. Martha: “The first thing we did was pick the place. Where I wanted to do it was in the old courthouse in Atlanta, because in reality we can’t walk into the courthouse and get married. And, we do not call it marriage.” Margaret: “Thirty years. We decided that was remarkable…” Martha: “Time enough…”

Margaret: “…and we wanted to celebrate it. And Martha’s family reunion was going to be in Atlanta in June. We started talking about it at another reunion in 2005. We went to another family wedding and people said, ‘Y’all need to get married.’ We said, ‘Hell no, we’re not doing that.’” Martha: “Then we realized the reunion would be in Atlanta the next year and we thought we could do it. We said, ‘We will next summer.’”

Margaret: “Pandemonium broke out. People who were not going to come to that reunion decided they would when they realized we were going to have a big celebration.” Telling the family:

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First commitment ceremony:

Martha and Margaret exchanged rings privately on St. Simon’s Island in the early 1980s. Martha: “I had bought these rings…” Margaret: “And I lost mine…” Martha: “Right away. Prior to the trip I bought very simple gold rings. We went down to the beach and I gave Margaret her ring.” Margaret: “That’s right….” Martha: “I said, ‘I have one too.’” Margaret: “And she did.” Martha: “Margaret’s ring was too small or too big. We were walking up the beach the next day and the ring got lost.” Margaret: “I slung it off and we searched and searched and couldn’t find it.” Martha: “We spent hours walking and looking.” Second commitment ceremony:

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In 1974, Margaret was 22, unattached, and a mental health assistant at a psychiatric hospital for adolescents in Atlanta. Martha was “23 or 24,” in a relationship, and working at the same facility as a special education teacher. Martha: “At first it was hanging out with a lot of friends. We all gaggled around together.” Margaret: “It was a whole mixed group—straight, gay, men, women.” Margaret: “She was really fun to be around and kind of strange.” Martha: “She had a great sense of humor. Very playful. Very funny and cute. At that time I considered myself very much a feminist and so I expected to be very much attached to my female friends. One night all of sudden it was just me and Marg sitting together. We had known each other for over a year.” Margaret: “And then we had a discussion. We had a mutual attraction.” Martha: “We had to really talk.” Margaret: “Now I say, ‘Do we have to talk?’”




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anything directly.” Martha: “That’s true. It took 30 years for her to decide to have a conversation.” Margaret: “And I didn’t, I just sent the card.” Martha: “I’ve been going to family events forever.” Margaret: “We were out to your family but not to my family. Not directly. My mother’s comment was, ‘Hmmmmmm.’ I said ‘Well, we’ve been together for 30 years,’ and she said, ‘Well I knew it had been a long time.’” Surprises:

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Margaret: “We got a child! We had a child who is 22.” Martha: “Who came in the middle of the planning.” Margaret: “You know how that is with couples, the unexpected child.” Martha: “My 22-year-old niece came to live with us in January 2006 and became our wedding planner.” Margaret: “And helped us a lot.” Martha: “That really changed our lives. It has been a wonderful thing. And all through the history of our relationship there are always unexpected things happening. That’s what long term commitment is about. Going with whatever emerges and what happens…” Margaret: “…and still having that commitment.” Martha: “The unexpected is wanting to be together… and wanting to be together… and wanting to be together. Having it happen all the time. Having that feeling come whooshing through.”

Chris and Barbara Gooby

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The wedding:

May 21, 2005 at St. Philips Episcopal Church in Durham. Chris: “I wasn’t completely sure at first about a big church wedding.” Barbara: “Because my father died in 2002, my mother walked me down the aisle.” Happily ever after:

Barbara: “Literally the day after the honeymoon I had a lump the size of the tip of my thumb on the left side of my jaw. I thought, ‘Oh, I’ve picked something up from the scuba equipment’” from their Virgin Islands honeymoon. “At first they thought it might be mono and gave me some anti-inflammatories.” On July 18, two months after their wedding day, Barbara was diagnosed with nonHodgkins lymphoma. For the next nine months she was treated with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, and is now cancer free. Barbara: “I’d been up to Duke University for my second opinion, and I looked around their cancer facility. They had a patient resource center there, a library, a place where you could get wigs and hats. I was pretty impressed. When I finished chemo here the Lewis Cancer Pavilion had just opened. I saw they didn’t have much patient support, so I developed this little outline of what I thought a patient resource center should look like and talked to the administrative director there and said ‘This is what we need.’” September 6, 2006 was Barbara’s first day as program coordinator at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion, which includes developing and managing the Survivor Resource Center. Chris: “So every cloud has a silver lining.” Barbara: “But I wouldn’t have made it through without this guy.” When Chris’ father died in October 2006, it was Barbara’s turn to be the support for Chris. Surprises:

Wednesday: Chicken Pot Pie with garden salad. Thursday:

Barbara: She had ended a relationship a year earlier and had never married.

Meet the lovers:

Barbara Namkoong Gooby, now age 48. Raised in North Carolina, this classically trained mezzo-soprano was living in Durham. She also worked in fundraising and academic administration. She has a law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. Chris Gooby, now age 53. An aspiring novelist and a City of Savannah planning specialist, he grew up in Vermont and has a degree in history and religion. He has lived in Savannah since 1988. Relationship status when they met:

He was 50, she was 45. Chris: “I had been single for 50 years basically, give or take a few weeks here and there.”

Chris: “One of the surprises for me is that it is so easy. We both married late in our lives, we’ve both been basically single, had our own routines and our own places. I thought changing that would take more effort than it has.” Barbara: “I think we are both patient with each other, we’re very secure with each other.” Chris: “We were meant to meet when we did, late. I still have an occasional, ‘Wow, I’m married’ moment.” w To comment, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com


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by Jim Morekis

Natives are restless towards us locals. Maybe they’ve gotten tired of being squelched. Maybe we should say, “it’s about time.” It’s a point to ponder. I’d be interested in your thoughts. You can e-mail me from a safe, noncontagious distance at jim@connectsavannah.com/. On to other issues: This week Kathleen Graham — a fellow native, ironically enough — is back, with her report on page 13 from last week’s screening of Kilowatt Ours, part of the ‘Creative Minds’ symposium put on by Savannah Country Day. I wasn’t able to attend every event, but if Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s appearance Saturday at the Trustees was any indication, it was a great success. With about three-quarters of the orchestra level seated, turnout perhaps wasn’t what one ideally would have liked. On the other hand, at $50 a pop on a Saturday morning, maybe that’s a pretty good turnout after all. Whether or not the numbers worked out is debatable, but what isn’t debatable is the very high level of interest the event generated among local opinion leaders (both local and non-local, I must say!). Kudos to Country Day Headmaster Tom Bonnell for sticking to his guns despite what I understand was a firestorm of criticism from some of the more conservative parents, i.e., “squelchers,” at the school. Longtime contributor Robin Wright Gunn (fancy that, another native!) returns to our pages with a look at four decidedly non-stereotypical local couples in this week’s Lead Story on page 6, “My Funny Valentine.” Forsyth Park’s less highly-regarded but more intensively-used little sister Daffin Park hosts a free celebration this weekend to mark the midtown gem’s 100th anniversary. Katherine Rachel reports on page 11. St. Patrick’s Day is a month away, but this weekend you can get your Irish up early at the annual Savannah Irish Festival. Jim Reed’s overview is on page 22. Moreso than other Irish-themed events around town, the Irish Festival focuses on music. This year’s guests include Chulrua, The Kildares, The McKrells, Roger Drawdy and the Firestarters (my own faves) and local troubadours Frank Emerson and Harry O’Donoghue. A particularly worthy free event happens Saturday and Sunday nights at AASU’s Fine Arts Auditorium, as Ballet Savannah combines with Sankofa Dance Theatre for a high-energy, high-quality performance to commemorate Black History Month. Check Linda Sickler's preview on page 32. (Yours truly took the photo — I’m gradually getting better at the camera thing.) w

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Everyone knows about the racial and class divides that plague Savannah. But there’s another divide that seems to be getting worse - the divide between locals and non-locals. My vantage point on this is actually better than most. In the circles I run in, I’m almost always the only native Savannahian in the conversation. It’s been this way for years, so much so that it hardly even registers anymore. But I’ve noticed an unmistakable change lately. It used to be whenever a non-native found out I’m from here, I always — and by always, I mean 100 percent of the time — got the same response: A smile followed by the statement, “You don’t have an accent!” (A variation, favored by New Yorkers, is the more accusatory interrogative, “Where’s your accent?”) I’ve never once been offended by this, even though the not-so-subtle inference is that as a native I’m expected to behave like a cast member from Hee-Haw. But now things are different. The past few times I’ve told someone I’m a native Savannahian, two new things have happened: First, their facial expression instantly falls to the floor, as if I’ve said I was dying from a terminal disease. Then — and this is the kicker — they take a step back. Almost as if they’re afraid it’ll rub off. What does this mean? I’m pretty sure there are no personal hygiene issues involved. Whatever it is, one has to take it seriously. Is it politics? Are these just transplants from more liberal areas who actually believe all the “red-state, blue-state” claptrap? Is it prejudice? Do these recent arrivals think all Southerners are shoeless, drooling extras from the Deliverance shoot? Or are they finally onto something? Let me explain: Ever since Richard Florida’s appearance here, and his talk of the importance of encouraging open-mindedness despite the “squelchers” in the community, my eyes have really opened to the entrenched, defeatist attitudes that new arrivals to Savannah often have to overcome in their efforts to make things happen here. In the old days, disappointed and frustrated transplants either left town — or just figured if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. (Indeed, some of the worst squelchers I’ve met aren’t locals at all, but transplants who’ve “gone native,” in the old British phrase. They now routinely school the locals at that favorite Savannah game of social one-upmanship.) But nowadays, maybe recent arrivals to our area have become less willing to go native, less willing to turn the other cheek — hence their new, zero-tolerance attitude

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Out with the inbox, in with the old vox There are many ways to visit with old friends - sharing a meal in a restaurant, serving a meal in your home, talking on the phone. But each, in its own way, is subject to interruption - from dealing with overeager servers to paying attention to a demanding recipe to suppressing the temptation to multitask. “Are you washing dishes?” someone asked me the other day during a long phone conversation, sounding slightly miffed. “Or sitting on the pot.” “Oh, you heard,” I said, leaving the answer open-ended. Busted. instead, I tiptoed to my desk, phone firmly ensconced between ear and shoulder, where without losing any eye contact or introducing any amplified noise, I commenced to delete my trash file and/or check some trash blogs. if it’s on the weekend when we have more minutes on our plans and I see the conversation starting to pick up speed, I’ll pick up a broom and start sweeping one-handed. For some of us, sitting still is awfully hard when there are so many other things to do. This is particularly pronounced when network access problems interrupt our daily dip into the rest of the world, let alone the chance to drop a line or two to a friend. “I had to read a book!” I announced to someone since except for the occasional HBO movie or repeat of some missed Jon Stewart show the night before, I draw the line on daytime TV. Nothing before 6 and only then to catch the latest murder and mayhem. What a concept, sitting in one spot to read a book, in this case the eloquent and rather demanding Roger Angell in a collection of essays (not all baseball, either) he calls Let Me Finish. With no effort at all I was transported back in time to Angell’s quiet, deliberate, intentional and very pre-Internet world of the ‘30’s and ‘40’s. No multitasking there. When he cited correspondence either sent or received, I thought - not for the first time - what we are leaving behind in the way of social archeology. Certainly not letters. When is the last time you received a personal letter? Email correspondence, grand and easy as it is right now, will get us nowhere and tell us nothing. How will the missives be “read”? Yes, we have the files, the discs, the “documents.”

But new computers cannot read these files. Already the federal government has to have a special building to house all the old and outdated computers, just to be able to decipher these documents. Good luck, future historians. As Dick Cavett writes in a new blog, “there’s plenty of evidence to conclude that our grip on our glorious language may be loosening.” I feel like culling together my dwindling collection of letters and contributing them to research. I couldn’t say the same about my emails. Nothing we write comes close to the eloquent or expressive nature of times past. Remember Ken Burn’s series on the Civil War when he read letters between soldiers and loved ones? And these were not particularly educated people. Scary. Are we less expressive or less apt to express emotion? I go back and forth on this one. Maybe, because we’re faced with so many options of things to do, we are finding ways to squeeze emotion or intimacy or reflection out of our lives. But lately, I’ve noticed a trend that manages to combine quality and intimate visiting, proper focus, individual attention and, at no extra charge, the day’s requisite exercise. Walking and talking. For those of us multitaskers lucky enough to live near a beach on an ocean, we already know the value of walking and talking. I’ve had some of my best talks with family members on the beach. In some ways, not having to look right at someone makes the exchange of intimate experiences easier. We don’t have to hunt for reactions or look for clues to a response. It beats talking to someone on the bus, but that’s not a bad way to communicate, either. Especially with strangers. Either way, we have an excuse for avoiding eye contact. We can focus on the thought rambling around our brains. Without anyone looking at us, we can develop the idea slowly, completely. Conversely, finding a rhythm during a walk, establishing a cadence, step by step, round by round is a great way to exchange and trade experiences. “Four times around Forsyth Park,” a friend jotted in an email when writing about a visit he had with a mutual confidant, which is about the distance he and I went during our last good tete a tete. All you need is a good pair of shoes and ears. w E-mail Jane at gofish5@earthlink.net


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by Katherine Rachel

A park looks at 100

Celebration of Daffin Park’s centennial takes place this weekend “You can’t see it, but the pool is right there before you reach the tennis courts, camouflaged behind those bushes,” the helpful man added. I thanked him and wished him well in his barbecue function before heading to the office. True enough, as I neared the soaring bushes, I caught a glimpse of a diving board and an orange life ring hanging by a railing. There was also a rectangular, container-like unit flanking the pool on one side that had many unlabelled doors. I thought to myself, they must either lead to the swimming pool, the changing area or the office. By then, my adventurous spirit got hold of me and I decided to try all the doors. What harm could it do anyway? The first one I tried was locked. So were the second, and the third. My inquisitive spirit was becoming not so excited by then. Just before I took hold of the fourth one, a, young man opened the door and came out. “Excuse me,” he said and nodded at me before going his way. I grabbed the handle of the door before it closed and looked in: partitioned cubicles and some more doors on the left and right of the walkway. This must be the Daffin Park office. A bespectacled lady behind one of the cubicles greeted me. What was, I thought, would be a five-minute conversation transpired to be an hour-long lecture of the history of Daffin Park and the daily and seasonal activities of the park area. I was also to learn that there were ghost stories about Daffin Park, but she was sworn to secrecy and so would not speak a word of it. Built in 1907, Daffin Park was named after the second chairman of the Park and Tree Commission, Philip Dickinson Daffin, it was borne in part to the vision that General James Oglethorpe (1696-1785) had

for Savannah to be a city landscaped with public squares and parks. Though not as well known as Forsyth Park, Daffin Park is by no means less impressive in size and scenery. It sits three miles south-west of Forsyth Park and boasts 80.4 acres of rectangular grassland offering 12 tennis courts; a children’s playground; a sand field; two basketball courts; a swimming pool; a football field; the Grayson Stadium – home to the Savannah Sand Gnats; as well as a lake for fishing with a gazebo erected like an island in the center of the lake which is very popular amongst residents who would rent the place for a small fee to hold gatherings and cookouts. On a daily basis, there are leisure tennis players, mostly middle-aged, occupying all the tennis courts, including three clay courts. The basketball courts were well used too, mostly by youths in the area. Designed by the famous landscape artist John Nolen of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the park was developed as a formal Beau Arts-style park with two circular nodes linked to the four corners by tree lined diagonal roads. His vision for the park was to provide a first-class recreation park, a pleasant resort, and eventually, for it to become a national iconic pleasure ground. In its heyday in the early 20th century, locals would go for a swim in the bathing house or a dip in the lake, and children would build sandcastles on the lake’s sandy shores. The park even had a tourist camp added in 1922, when campers visiting Savannah from other states came to pitch their canopy-like tents next to wherever their au-

tomobiles were parked. The last time the park came into limelight was when a sculpture about five feet tall was erected on top of the pavilion in commemoration of Savannah’s role in the 1996 Summer Olympics. The sculpture, which remains today, was created like a weathervane that would twirl with the wind, mimicking a sailboat under a gale. It was hand-hammered from iron and sheet metal by Savannah’s internationally known blacksmith, John Boyd Smith; and the final, aged weather-bronze look effected by artist Kevin Palmer. By the time I left the park, it was almost evening and the setting sun was playing with the lake fountains, forming natural, iridescent rainbows. The scene was almost surreal, radiating a quiet charm and beckoning all who were weary to come and rest by the trees drizzled with Spanish moss and the lake with the fountain’s healing sounds. I thought it would be nice to bask there after work to unwind and made a silent resolution to stroll there the next day. After all, I lived just 1.5 miles away. I wondered why I never thought of doing so. Probably the same reason as Scott Gierman. In any case, I will make my way there this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., when the Daffin Park Centennial Celebration hosts a bash that will include a neighborhood picnic, Arbor Day plantings, workshops, “oldfashioned field day” games and more. w

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“YOU’VE worked here for the last two years, right next to all that greenery, and you’ve never been there? Not even to the lake?” I asked, trying not to sound incredulous. Apparently, Scott Gierman, the Media Relations/Creative Director of Savannah Sand Gnats had not, and his office was in the Historic Grayson Stadium right smack on one end of the 80-acre Daffin Park. But this is normal. Daffin Park celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend and I wanted to know how excited local residents would be. Turned out most found out about the centennial through me. Few recalled the rise and fall of the park, the many attempts through the century to spruce up the place and make it closer to the original vision that the Park and Tree Commission of Savannah had in mind. As I arrived at Daffin Park on my twowheeler that afternoon, I easily manoeuvred my bike on the pavement trail around the perimeter of the park marked by Victory Drive, Waters Avenue, Washington Avenue and Bee Road. The first thing that caught my eyes was the lake near Victory Drive and Waters Ave complete with two huge spray fountains flanking a gazebo in the center where a group of about 20 people were enjoying a cookout function. My saliva activated involuntarily as my nose caught a whiff of smoked meats in the air. I immediately went up to one of the partygoers to find out the system of booking the place. The tall man replied with a grin. “You just have to pay a small fee to the Daffin Park office next to the bathing house.” “There’s a swimming pool here?” I asked in amusement as my eyes searched the horizons of the park to catch sight of some turquoise waters.


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Green filmmaker practices what he preaches more than the rest of the world,” said Barrie. “There seems to be a gap there, between talking about the environment and global warming and other important issues, and actually living a life that is in concert with those values they talk about.” It was precisely that message of individ-

ual action, and the promise of saving a little (or a lot of) money, that lured residents like Melody Euchman to the film screening. “I’m energy efficient where I can be,” said Euchman, who has also made easy, energy-efficient changes to her townhouse by replacing incandescent light bulbs with

compact fluorescent bulbs. Euchman said she hoped the film would offer her more ways to save money and save the environment. “I think it’s great,” she said about the film and its message. “Little by little, if everybody just does a little, it’ll help. w

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Filmmaker Jeff Barrie says a prayer before going to work everyday and delivering his message of salvation, hope and optimism to the masses. “I’m a big believer in the Serenity Prayer,” said the L.A. native now living in Nashville. “I ask for the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. I say that every day, because we can individually change the world.” For his part, Barrie is trying to change the world one audience member at a time. Last Tuesday evening, as part of Savannah Country Day School’s “Creating a Sustainable Future” program, Barrie introduced and screened his documentary Kilowatt Ours, to an audience of curious, concerned and conscientious Savannah residents. The film screening was hosted by Melaver, Inc. in one of the company’s greenfriendly spaces at Abercorn Commons, a Melaver property which harnesses alternative energies to run its operations. According to Denise Blackburne, the Melaver CFO who introduced Barrie, it’s all about supporting what you believe in. “Melaver is very committed to sustainability,” Blackburne avowed. “We love to develop real estate in very environmentallyfriendly, energy-efficient ways. We’re very excited about doing things green.” Barrie’s film is the culmination of a twoyear project which has led him from the topless mountains of West Virginia — where coal industries continue to alter the landscape beyond recognition in order to meet the needs of electricity consumers — to Jacksonville, Fla., where one progressive company is providing its customers with solar-generated electricity. Keen to practice what they preach and save money along the way, the film captures Barrie and his wife, Heather, refitting their home with energy-saving products, such as compact fluorescent bulbs, and discovering new ways to reduce their dependence on coal and nuclear power for energy. Barrie focuses on the Southeast, since our region uses more electricity than any other in the U.S., with the average home consuming about six tons of coal per year. In some of the film’s more poignant moments, young children exhibit the medicines and inhalers needed to help them breathe, already victims of air pollution-induced asthma. And it’s this same air pollution that has reduced visibility in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by 60 percent, making one of the nation’s natural treasures one of the most polluted parks in the U.S. Although the film reveals shocking levels of consumption, waste and a general ignorance about how electricity is generated, it also offers solutions. “A lot of people care passionately about the environment and work very hard at protecting it, yet they’re still driving SUV’s and burning the same amount of electricity as any other American, which is, of course,

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Saturday, February 17, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Enjoy performances by the Savannah State University Men’s Alumni Glee Club and the Equinox Jazz Orchestra, and watch the Angela Beasley Puppet People Parade. Activities include arts and crafts, games and relays, a tree climbing demonstration, walking tours of the park and Parkside neighborhood, vintage cars on display, and a giant birthday cake for all to enjoy. Bring a picnic, spread your blanket and join the opening event of our year-long celebration!

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Our school system has now suffered 20 bomb threats. These 20 prank calls have placed an enormous strain on our school system, parents, associated emergency and police agencies and most of all our children. These prank calls present a “clear and present danger” to the educational success of our children and today the school system, in conjunction with our valued business partners are taking direct steps to stop this criminal activity. We are particularly proud to announce today that financial rewards will now be offered to anyone who provides verifiable information that leads to an arrest. Through a partnership with Mr. Demery Bishop of Crimestoppers, Mr. Bill Hubbard of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Martin Sullivan of “Save Our Savannah,” a financial reward will be paid to that person or persons who provide the critical information that leads to an arrest(s). Together, a total of $7500 will be used to fund rewards to those individuals who are willing to assist in stopping this criminal activity. I want to call on all of my students and parents who, along with us, are aggravated by these prank calls to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, at 234-2020. Let me repeat, the call is absolutely anonymous and you will not be identified. Together we can stop these ridiculous calls and place the fear where it needs to be, in the students or other parties who have been disrupting our schools. -- received 2/9 from Bucky Burnsed

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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are cautioning residents to be mindful of traveling salesmen soliciting magazines or other items. Anyone soliciting in the City of Savannah or the unincorporated area is required to have a license. Recently, police have encountered a number of unlicensed peddlers. SCMPD has also seen a spike in crime, particularly drug sales and drug use, in the areas these salespersons are known to frequent or stay. On Wednesday, police were called to a report of fight in progress at a gas station at Ga. 204 and Interstate 95. Officers found several groups of magazine solicitors feuding over territory. The groups ranged in size from seven to 25 people. The agitators had gone before police arrived, however several of the peddlers

claimed they worked for subscription companies, including DSS Inc., Success Unlimited, Gregg Sales and Atlantic Circulations. The officers discovered a number of the men questioned were all convicted felons with extensive criminal histories, although none of them were caught soliciting anywhere in Chatham County. Soliciting without a permit is a violation of city and county ordinances that carries up to 12 months in prison or a $1,000 fine. SCMPD is now warning the public to be careful of unauthorized magazine peddlers. Do not invite them into your house or make purchases from them. Anyone who encounters a person(s) soliciting magazines subscriptions that are not properly licensed is urged to call police at 232-4141. -- received 2/9 from Sgt. Mike Wilson

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Governor Sonny Perdue announced today that legislation will be introduced on Thursday to help reduce traumatic automobile accidents and provide additional funds for trauma care in the state.... “Traffic accidents exact an enormous cost on the people of Georgia,” said Governor Perdue. “We must do more to prevent crashes and save lives by addressing behaviors such as speeding that lead to many serious accidents.” The Governor made the announcement today at the State Capitol at an event to promote motorcycle safety with the cast of the upcoming movie “Wild Hogs,” which will be released on March 2. Cast members attending today’s motorcycle safety rally included Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy. Motorcycle riders from around the state joined the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and other state officials welcoming the stars to Georgia. Preliminary estimates show the Super Speeder legislation could generate as much as $25 million to $30 million per year. The additional fees, after administrative costs, will go to the state’s general treasury with the intent that the money will be used to fund a trauma care system. The Super Speeder legislation will increase fines to decrease trauma-causing behavior. Driving over 85 mph or more anywhere in Georgia and 75 mph or more on a two lane road will be classified as a “super speeding” offense, adding an additional fine of $200, which will be administered by the Georgia Department of Driver Services. -received 2/6 from Gov. Perdue’s Press Office w


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Girls on Film The Southern Women’s Show at the Trade Center featured a cooking demonstration which took a stab at some shea butter, as well as a lively wig session (inset).

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The Downtown Garden Club held their annual Victorian Tea on Sunday; at top is local artist Sharon Saseen with some of her hand-colored event posters; at right and at bottom, two Garden Clubbers in Victorian garb at the event

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Super Museum Sunday featured SCAD prof Marlborough Packard, above, at the OwensThomas House explaining tabby construction; at left, Katherine Keena, program manager at the Juliette Low Birthplace

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He checked out A man who passed more than $58k in fraudulent checks is in the Chatham County jail. Police arrested Alex McKay, 43, of Washington, D.C. at Churchill’s Pub shortly before 7p.m. last Thursday and charged him with theft of services. Police arrested McKay after they received a call of him skipping out on a bill at a local hotel of more than $2800. Officers were able to track McKay downtown to the Churchill’s at 13 W. Bay Street. It was there that an employee of the hotel from which he had checked out without paying, came and positively identified him. McKay was in possession of a portfolio containing checks drawn on a Morgan Stanley account with more than 15 receipts of purchases that he had made at various businesses, including art galleries, antique shops and furniture stores. Detectives revisited all of the shops from which the receipts had named, including one real estate transaction where $20,000 had been offered for the lease of a million dollar home downtown.

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• After coming home and finding her door ajar, a woman who lives in an Abercorn apartment building called police. She said when she left home, she was certain the door was closed and locked. She said she can’t be sure who tried to “come and get” her, but said it “could be anybody.” The woman said since she called the police on her neighbors often, it could be one of them. She said a family member could have broken into her apartment since she has “endured abuse” and “unspeakable” abuse” from them in the past. The officer found no signs of unlawful entry. The building security officer said that no unauthorized persons were seen in the building and the woman reported nothing missing. • A woman told police that her brother had pointed a gun at her other brother. She said the victim had asked the suspect for money. The two then began fighting verbally, which led to hitting and “tusseling”. The suspect then went outside and grabbed a small gun. The woman said he came back inside yelling and pointed the gun at the victim. At that point, another sister came into the room and grabbed the suspect’s arm and pushed him out the door. The suspect came back in the house and grabbed his jacket, then ran back out the door. The victim and the second sister refused to talk to police. The woman who reported the incident said the fight occurred over $3. Police located the gun under the house in a crawl space. It was identified as

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a five-shot, .22 caliber weapon. • While working as part of an operation sting, an officer received a surveillance tip that a man at 39th and Jefferson streets was making a drug transaction. The officer located the suspect and conducted an officer-safety pat-down on the suspect. When asked if he had any drugs on his person, the suspect spontaneously uttered that he had a crack rock-like substance in his left front pants pocket. The rock tested positive for crack cocaine. The suspect was charged with possession of a controlled substance. • An officer working off-duty at a credit union was approached by a woman who said someone had made an unauthorized purchase with her bank-card number. She said the credit-card company had notified her about the transaction, which occurred at a Wal-Mart in California. The company put a hold on the card, so it didn’t work when she tried to use it. The woman told police that she knows no one in California and didn’t authorize the purchase. She was referred to the financial crimes unit. • Police were called to a house on East 63rd Street in reference to a domestic dispute. At the scene, an officer spoke with the man who called. He said that his ex-wife was at his front door, knocking for about 15 minutes before he called the police. The man said his ex-wife was threatening him and told him that if he didn’t drop the court action between them, she was going to tell their children. The man said he has a court order that is supposed to keep his wife from coming around him and that he wanted a police report about the incident. w

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Million Dollar Baby

Jennalee Ryan of San Antonio last year began selling choice human embryos, ready for prospective mothers to implant after having chosen from Ryan’s catalog describing the contributors’ education, attractiveness and medical history. “We’re just trying to help people have babies,” she told The Washington Post in January, and at less cost than full in-vitro procedures (since she has eliminated the risk of failed fertilizations). But, said a bioethicist, “It’s like you’re ordering a computer from Dell.” (Ryan said she does not take custom orders.) Of her emphasis on well-educated, good-looking contributors of sperm and eggs, she said, “Who wants an ugly, stupid kid?”

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Unclear on the Concept

The school system in Hagerstown, Md., issued a written reprimand in December to the parents of a 5-year-old kindergarten boy who had pinched a classmate’s buttocks, terming his behavior “sexual” harassment. Said his dad: “He knows nothing about sex. There’s no way to explain (to him) what he’s been written up for.” Also in December, the principal of a preschool in Bellmead, Texas, issued an in-school suspension to a 4-yearold boy after he hugged his female teacher’s aide with his face in her chest, which was termed “sexual contact and/or sexual harassment” (though following complaints, the offense was changed to “inappropriate physical behavior”).

The Continuing Crisis

Names in the News

(1) The allegedly drunk 23-year-old driver who caused a collision in Lynn, Mass., in December: Mr. Chansavong Y (whose name really is Y). (2) Convicted of attempted murder of his former girlfriend’s current boyfriend in Cocoa, Fla., in December: Mr. Taj Mahal Owens. (3) The legislator seen erupting toward the speaker of Taiwan’s parliament in January and throwing her shoes at him: Ms. Wang Shu-hui. (4) The man whose death in August left a vacancy on the Vidor, Texas, school board: Mr. Ivan Croak.

Least Competent Criminals

Easy Collars: (1) Nicholas Raber, 19, was arrested in Annapolis, Md., in December for punching a police officer and dashing up a flight of stairs after yelling, “You’ll never catch me.” The officers were aware that upstairs exits were locked and so waited patiently for Raber to come back down and be handcuffed. (2) Mitchell Sigman, 22, was arrested and charged with robbing the Village Pantry in Elkhart, Ind., in November, after the clerk-victim identified him as a regular customer and one who had recently filled out an application to work there. Failures to Keep a Low Profile: (1) College student Cory Shapiro, 19, was arrested in January after he flagged down a police officer to complain that he had been overcharged for drinks at the Athens, Ga., bar Bourbon Street. (2) Sunday school teacher Edgar Selavka, 49, was arrested after he reported to police in Northampton, Mass., in January that someone had stolen his backpack from church; shortly afterward, police found the backpack in a nearby restroom, with its contents on the floor, including at least 11 child pornography photos.

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Arrested recently and awaiting trial for murder: Michael Wayne Poe (Dayton, Tenn., October); Timothy Wayne Widman (Pittsburgh, Pa., September); John Wayne Peck (Beaverdam, Va., October). Murder warrants issued recently: Bradley Wayne Hamrick (Longview, Wash., September); Billy Wayne Hayes (Nashville, Tenn., December); Christopher Wayne Luttrell (Henderson, Ky., October). Ordered re-sentenced for a 2001 murder: Gary Wayne Kleypas (Topeka, Kan., December). w

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We License Fishing, But We Can’t LiDaring young men use the danger of cense Parenting? (1) Shawn Mohan, 20, was moving cars for attention, especially if arrested in January for shooting his infant there’s a video camera rolling. An 18-yearson several times with a BB gun. Mohan said old Topeka, Kan., man became the latest it was an accident, but the St. Charles Coun“Jackass”-imitating casualty when he bailed ty, Mo., sheriff pointed to similar bruises out of a car going 35 mph in October on the baby’s face, left arm, hand, foot, hip and suffered a serious head injury. and buttocks, and said Mohan was on Other video performers go probation for an earlier child-endan“ghost riding the whip” (letgerment conviction. (2) Samaritans ting their cars coast in neutral stopped on Interstate 465 in Indiawhile they climb onto the Look into napolis in December to help a wanroof to dance), with at least dering 3-year-old boy wearing only two deaths reported. In the my eyes a diaper and T-shirt. Police tracked newest craze, Jonathas Mendown his mother, Nancy Dyer, in donca, 22, was hospitalized her filthy apartment, where her in critical condition in Fort 2-year-old daughter was eating Lauderdale, Fla., in January spaghetti off the floor. Dyer’s first after “skiing” (holding onto reaction to news about her son: “Oh, the back of a car) on Interstate he got out again.” 95 at 65 mph. For two months late last year after In September, according to a pair of convicted murderers escaped sheriff ’s officials in Buffalo, N.Y., from Sudbury prison in England, the Thomas Montgomery murdered a local Derbyshire police refused to 22-year-old workplace colrelease their pictures. According to league in a love triangle involvthe police, “Photographs of named ing a West Virginia woman, people that are in police possession except that two of the three triangle charare classed as data, and their release is acters were nonexistent. Montgomery, age restricted by law” to instances where there 47, was pretending to be a young Marine is a “proper policing purpose.” Derbyshire in online conversation with the woman, 45, authorities said that since the escapees had who was pretending she was her 18-year-old probably left the area, there was no such daughter. The murder victim had also struck purpose, and the photographs should be up an online conversation with the woman, kept confidential. apparently making Montgomery jealous, but the victim, ironically, was the only one in the Chutzpah! triangle who wasn’t someone else. After Emmalee Bauer, 25, was fired by In January, a hospice in Britain run by the Sheraton hotel company in late 2006, she Sister Frances Dominica approved the wish sought unemployment compensation from of a 22-year-old man (born with Duchenne the Iowa agency that offers benefits to emmuscular dystrophy), who wanted to lose his ployees terminated through no fault of their virginity before he died. The Douglas House own. However, the judge noted that Bauer hospice arranged for a prostitute to visit him had written a 300-page journal, during office at his family’s home, and the man said afterhours, chronicling her efforts to avoid work. ward, “It was not emotionally fulfilling, but Among her entries: “This typing thing seems the lady was very pleasant.” to be doing the trick. It just looks like I am hard at work on something very important,” The District of Calamity and, “Once lunch is over, I will come right The Washington Post, examining 135 back to writing to piddle away the rest of the cases of disability by “stress” among Washafternoon,” and, “Accomplishment is overington, D.C., police officers, found only 16 rated, anyway.” (Her claim was denied.) that resulted from specific incidents, such

as gunfire, with the rest due to “common workplace tensions” (“arguments with colleagues, shift changes, disciplinary actions” among them). According to an internal police memo, the department’s generous disability benefit would be “unheard of in private industry and public service,” and the department’s rate of officers unable to work is, for example, several times higher than Baltimore’s, according to the Post’s October report.


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Whooping Crane Disaster

Record low temperatures spread across many parts of Southeast Asia, causing crop damage as far south as the mountainous interior of the Philippines. Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and northern Thailand experienced some of the coldest early February weather on record. The chill was caused by a Siberian high pressure area that sent the winter chill much farther south than normal. Vegetable crops in the Philippines’ Benguet province were damaged when temperatures fell to 40 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit from the normal seasonal lows of 64 to 73 degrees.

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Vulture Recovery

Wildlife officials in India’s northern Punjab state report that hundreds of endangered vultures have returned after the species nearly died out due to drug poisoning. A wildlife warden said the number of the scavengers has grown from only 40 two years ago to more than 500. The vulture population had plummeted by more than 95 percent during the past decade because of the use of a cheap drug widely administered by farmers and vets. The birds died en masse after feeding on dead livestock treated with diclofenac, a nonsteroid painkiller. India has now banned the use of that drug.

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Indonesian Inundation

Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta was deluged by floods that killed more than 50 people and sent nearly a half a million others fleeing their homes. Authorities estimated that 60 percent of the city was submerged by water up to 13 feet in depth. Thousands of people arrived in emergency clinics with flood-related ailments, including skin irritation, respiratory problems and diarrhea.

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Yellow Snow Alert

Scientists in Russia’s Omsk region rushed to discover what had caused a foul-smelling yellow snow to blanket 580 square miles near the Siberian border with Kazakhstan. Residents were initially warned not to come in contact with the colorful frozen precipitation. But officials later said a chemical analysis showed the snow contained only yellow and orange dust, which was whipped up by a massive windstorm that moved from the Black Sea into Kazakhstan just before the smelly snow arrived. Lyudmila Vorodina, director of the West Siberian Meteorology Center, speculated the snow could have acquired its color from mud around the depleted Aral Sea. w

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Drummer down All-star benefit raises funds to help injured local musician Jesse Jordan Just after the new year began, Jesse Jordan found himself doing something he’s done countless times before: hustling up and down the stairs which lead to the entrance of his Jones Street condo, hauling a heavy combination of drums and cymbals. It’s a late-night routine the longtime, veteran working drummer has repeated often over the years, and one can easily see how this it might be tempting to cease paying attention to this drudgery. Surely something as mundane as moving heavy musical equipment in the cold, pre-dawn air for the umpteenth time could be done on autopilot, right? What’s the worst that could happen? Well, how about a dreadful accident that can have an instant and negative affect on your health and livelihood? “I was being foolish,” Jordan recalled a few weeks back, several days after a minor error in judgement nearly cost him his life. “I was going down the steps in a hurry to lock up my car, and I was leaping a bit. You know, taking the steps two at once. My right knee had been giving me some problems for a while,” explained the avid jogger. “I guess I came down on it the wrong way, because I felt it weaken and go out from under me. The next thing I knew, I was at the bottom of the steps.” In the blink of an eye, Jordan had tumbled headlong down a flight of stairs, banging himself up mightily in the process. He soon found himself alone, injured and more than a little confused.

Now, almost six weeks after the incident which could easily have left him either dead or paralyzed, Jordan seems incredulous and more than a bit fuzzy when recalling the immediate aftermath. “I think I kinda went into shock. I ain’t real sure how I got back up the stairs. I wasn’t thinkin’ straight, man! I actually figured I’d go to bed and figure out what to do in the morning, but I didn’t lay there too long before I knew something was very wrong, and that I’d better call an ambulance. I could only assume my leg was broken or worse, and sure enough...” To say that Jesse had broken a bone would be a bit of an understatement. The lower half of his right leg (which he uses to play the bass drum) suffered several severe fractures, and his right knee was damaged beyond repair. In the end, he’d spend many days in the hospital, and undergo multiple surgeries, including a complete knee replacement. The multiple pieces of metal now holding his tibia together will likely cause him aggravation at airports for years to come. Luckily for Jordan, he’s still rather foggy on the moment of impact itself. “I’ll bet it hurt,” he says with a chuckle. What he’s not foggy on is the hard road now in front of him. He’s been recuperating at the ground-floor home of his sister C.J. Booker, catching up on DVDs and helping her grade the occasional homework assignment (she’s an English teacher at Windsor Forest High School). But, the downtime is driving him stir crazy.

He’ll be unable to return to his day job as a salesman and percussion instructor at Annie’s Guitars & Drums, or to even sit behind a drum set for many months. Which, for a famously active musician —who’s known for holding down steady gigs in many different bands at once— is perhaps his biggest source of frustration. “It’s a real exercise in patience, man,” he offers with a sigh of resignation. There’s another dastardly by-product of this lack of mobility: a lack of finances. He faces that most unwelcome of situations: massive medical bills, and no immediate source of income. It was that unenviable predicament which spurred local independent show promoters Tiny Team Concerts (an organization in which I play a role) to hastJesse Jordan before his recent injury

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livin’ by yourself. You want to do for others. To be on the receiving end feels strange somehow. Then again, that’s the kind of thing that helps you stay positive and get better as quickly as you can!” Songwriter Greg Williams, who’s enlisted Jordan in the past for both studio and live work says he knows why everyone has jumped at the chance to help the injured musician out in this time of need. “He’s simply one of the best drummers I’ve ever played with, if not the best in the whole town. He always brought perfect timing and a lot of taste to every band I ever saw him in. Plus, he’s always been so generous with his talent and his advice. He was a great professional player long before I was, and encouraged me from the start. “Jesse’s always so cool and doesn’t ask for anything. The fact that all these guys are doing this when they could be out making money for themselves says an awful lot. Since it’s all in his honor, I’m sure it’ll be a pretty emotional night for everyone, especially him. But hey, that’s what music is supposed to be all about: helping people, making them feel better.” “Plus,” says Kohler, “It’s a chance to see the forty-year history of rock and roll in Savannah in one night. I don’t think both generations of local rock musicians, the fiftyyear-olds and the twenty-five-year-olds, have come together in this way before. The fact that it’s so big and has materialized so quickly is a tribute to Jesse in itself. He’s the bridge between the two camps.” True or not, for his part, Jordan isn’t getting caught up in all the rhetoric. “The financial assistance is gonna be very welcome, but the important part for me is the spiritual aspect of this. Just knowing I have friends. I feel there’s a pretty good bond between folks in our local music community, and it’d be great if this was a way to somehow enhance and build on that. I’m just gonna try and have fun at the show and appreciate that fact. “I feel like you don’t choose music. Music chooses you. My life has always revolved around that, for better or worse! (laughs) I’m looking very forward to being able to carry my shit up and down the stairs, load it in my car, and be as active as I was before this happened.” w Tiny Team Concerts presents An All-Star Rock & Roll Benefit For Jesse Jordan, 8 pm Friday at American Legion Post #135 (1108 Bull St.). $15 tickets to this four-hour, 21+ show are limited to less than 250 and can be charged securely online at www.tinyteamconcerts.info, or bought with cash at Primary Art Supply, Marigold Beauty Concepts, Silly Mad CDs, Le Chai galerie du vin, Annie’s Guitars & Drums, Angel’s BBQ, and (if any remain) at the door. This price includes a raffle ticket for over $1,000 of prizes to be given away during the show. 100% of proceeds go straight to Jesse. The show is co-sponsored by Connect Savannah, Annie’s Guitars & Drums, The Sons of The American Legion Squadron 135, Murmur Magazine and Portman’s Music.

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ily organize a large-scale, high-profile benefit concert solely for the purpose of generating awareness of Jordan’s predicament and —hopefully— a significant amount of cash to help see him through these lean times. Over the past few decades, Jordan has been a key, visible member of so many different successful and/or well-respected local acts (such as The Easy Walkers, The Night Flight All-Stars, The John Brannen Band and The Veraflames) that finding performing artists he’d either played with at some point, or who felt a strong personal bond with him as a friend or mentor, proved to be no problem whatsoever. To a one, all who were invited to take part enthusiastically agreed to donate their time and talent for the aid of their compatriot. In fact, given the ease with which he has moved between rock, country, blues, reggae and other genres, and his long-standing reputation as one of the most laid back and friendly local musicians on the scene, the show could not accommodate all the great players who’d have gladly taken part. In any case, the final lineup is an impressive bill of local rock and roll. It includes: original acts Argyle, Superhorse, Greg Williams, Eric Culberson, Phantom Wingo, Splitfinger, The Jeff Beasley Band and Hot Pink Interior, as well as cover bands The Fundamentals (featuring members of The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love) and The 8-Tracks (with their special guest, noted session guitarist Jack Sherman, whose resumé includes stints with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Hiatt and Bob Dylan, among others). The show is structured like an old-fashioned revue with all artists using shared equipment and playing abbreviated sets. Local citizen advocate “Rabbi” Tom Kohler and local musician “Rev.” Fred Hodge, both longtime friends of Jordan, will serve as MCs, introducing the artists, and giving away over $1,000 in donated prizes. It’s also worth noting that —much like the wide variety of players joining forces, an impressive lineup of co-sponsors have put notions of competition aside and pitched in to help cover all the show’s expenses, so that —unlike most benefits of this type— a full 100 percent of all proceeds and donations can be given directly to Jordan. Says Bruce Chapman of Portman’s Music, “I’m really sorry I won’t be able to attend the benefit. This will be a special night, and though I’ll be in another state, I’ll be thinking of the folks involved and the efforts it took to make this happen. This is how a music scene excels — in looking after their own. It’s a great tradition and I’m proud our company was able to chip in a little on this one.” Jordan —who’s known for his unassuming demeanor— admits that he’s deeply touched by the efforts being made on his behalf, but acknowledges there’s a part of him that finds it a little hard to accept. “I am a very private person, so it’s a little awkward to need people to help you do simple things,” he muses. “You get used to being self-sufficient and


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Another dazzling Irish Fest Family-friendly event kicks off the St. Pat’s season Well, it’s beginning to look a lot like St. Patrick’s Day, and if you know anything at all about our city’s rich Celtic heritage, you know that means it’s high time for the annual Savannah Irish Festival. One of the most cherished, family-oriented events in town, it’s a cornucopia of music, dance, folklore, food and traditional arts and crafts — including a number of artisans and vendors who travel here directly from Ireland, just for this event, weighed down with otherwise unavailable CDs, fashions and home accessories. This will be the 16th installment of the festival, and it seems the celebration gets bigger and more impressive with time. As in several years past, the festivities will take place inside the Civic Center’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Arena. And, as has become tradition, there will be a number of different stages —some more intimate than others— utilized for a continuous schedule of music and performances. There’s even a stage set aside specifically for shows designed with kids in mind. Unlike the city’s own massive St. Patrick’s Day Festival, which lasts several days, and (though nominally focusing around an Irish and/or Catholic theme) includes a wide swath of populist attractions and entertainment, this 2-day soiree is about the closest one can come to actually visiting The Green Isle without spending a small fortune (and having their shoes x-rayed). That’s not to say this is a one-note happening. On the contrary, its organizers are known for programming a wide range of entertainment that showcases many different aspects of Celtic-inspired and influenced art and music. You can learn more at the organization’s website, www.savannahirish.org, but as admission is so reasonably priced, there’s something to be said for throwing caution to the wind and simply showing up early either day, and planning to bask in the glory that is hours and hours of general Irish-ness. For those who require a bit more structure in their lives (or those who simply can’t turn their whole day over to such a whim without knowing more about what they’re getting into), here are some standout attrac-

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tions to look forward to: Many of the musician performers have graced this event in past years, and been rewarded for their fine work with a return engagement. Those artists include The Mckrells, who combine bluegrass-style vocal harmonies and classic folk-rock instrumentation. They’ve earned standing ovations at Carnegie Hall, and warmed up crowds for hard-hitting modern country star Travis Tritt and the inimitable Allison Krause as well. Audience faves Roger Drawdy and the Firestarters, an Ohio-based Celtic rock band that dazzled festival-goers at their Savannah debut last year, are back again as well. They’re shrewdly piggy-backing a couple of local nightclub appearances around their festival sets at the Civic Center, which gives folks even more opportunities to catch their high-energy show (see our Music Menu for those ancillary gigs). Other noteworthy acts include: South Carolina’s Na Fidleiri, a group of traditional fiddlers aged 9 to 20 who’ve played the Spoleto Fest and headlined with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra; Southwestern sensations The Killdares, who push the “Celtic rock” genre even further into modern power-pop; magician Gary Maurer; and established regional acoustic singer/songwriter icons Harry O’Donoghue and Carroll Brown. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. As longtime festival organizer Jimmy Buttimer told me a couple years back, “This is the best deal in town. You’ll get to see and hear things over these two days that you’d likely never find anywhere else in town.” w Saturday 10:30 am till 8 pm, and Sunday noon till 6:30 pm. $11.50 daily or 2-day passes for $20. 14 and under get in free, and — Sunday only— students, active-duty military (and their families) are free with ID. Complete schedule at www.savannahirish.org.


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A world musician in the truest sense of the world, this German-born, Seattle-based globe-trotting singer/songwriter (and fantastic guitarist) draws on many cultures for his contemporary, modern acoustic pop and folk. His time living in Brazil informs much of his work, and the sultry grooves and poly-rhythms he employs have drawn understandable comparisons to some of Sting’s poppiest jazz excursions. This bodes to be one of the more intoxicating shows of late at this low-key java juke. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean. w

Upstart new local orchestral group The Savannah Sinfonietta continues to run this show, with special guest vocalists soprano Mary Wilson and tenor Vale Rideout. IN honor of Valentine’s Day, the repertoire is drawn from operatic and American standards dealing with love and romance! For details on upgrading your tickets to the Trinity show into a “Deluxe Gala” (including pre-show cocktails and a catered dinner at the nearby Jepson Center), call Bill Keith at 441-7735. Wed., 7:45 pm, Trinity United

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Southern Ga. Symphony

“An Appointment with Bach, Barber and Strauss” finds this regional orchestra (featuring both student and pro players) adding classically-trained vocalist Heidi Bindhammer (she’ll knock you out!) and flutist Anna Thibeault to their entourage. Avail thyself! Sat., 8 pm, Lucas Theatre + Sun., 3 pm, Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center (Statesboro). I’d never heard of this band, but have learned they’re the grand old men of the modern Celtic rock genre. They first toured the U.S. in ‘66 (!) and popularized rebellious Irish-themed folk-rock throughout the world. A split a few years back has left some original members feuding over the rights to the name, but regardless, this is a rare chance to see some of the progenitors of this art form up close and personal. Advance $15 tix are on sale at the bar. Thurs., 9 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.

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‘Save Café Loco’ Benefit

When fire hit this funky bar, restaurant and live music venue several months ago, owner Joel Solomon swore he’d rebuild soon, but insurance negotiations drug on, and now some performers who called that place a second home (such as “Georgia Kyle” Shiver and Jude Michaels) are putting on a show at another Tybee eatery to help get this thing back on track. Besides plenty of guitar-oriented entertainment, there will also be a 50/50 raffle, a live and silent auction and more. Call 7867009 or 604-3762 Hans York for more details. Sat., 2 pm, Fannie’s On The Beach (Tybee).

This gifted pianist and singer’s voice sounds an awful lot like his brother, the late Nat “King” Cole, and he for one has no complaints about that! An internationally-celebrated jazz artist in his own right, he tours worldwide and has released several acclaimed CDs. This special Valentine’s Day show kicks off a 4-night residency at this new Broughton St. listening club. Call 2318369 for reservations. Wed. - Sat., 8 pm, 9:30 pm, 11 pm, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club.

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There was a time when clubs that catered to original music wouldn’t dream of booking a cover band, let alone a tribute band that dresses up like their musical heroes and does their best note-for-note impersonation of either the artists’ albums or legendary stage shows. However, the times continue to change, and what was once anathema is now a heartily embraced guilty pleasure. Word on the street is that this is one of the best such G’nR’ encomiums on the East Coast and maybe in the U.S. While you’re waiting around to hear the interminably-delayed mess that’s Chinese Democracy, you can satisfy your Axl jones with this sure-to-sellout show. Advance $10 tix are available at the bar. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.

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A.W.O.L.

(think trumpet and funky wah guitar). Fri., 9 pm, Luna Lounge @ Il Pasticcio.

Want to get schooled in the inner workings of the local spoken word scene? Check out this regularly held showcase of poets, hip-hop artists and performers of all stripes. This non-profit is making a real positive difference in the lives of many — especially young people. Sun., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

The Georgia Fire Band

Uptempo Southern rock and country covers. Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

High Velocity

Experienced, hard-hitting Southern, classic rock and modern country cover band with a setlist of over 150 songs. Wed. + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Gilley’s (Hinesville).

All-Ages Metal-core Show

This large family-oriented venue about 40 min. from Savannah is trying hard to draw the under 21 crowd to see loud, brutal punk, metal and Christian hardcore. This show features Shy Step Back, Veara and A Day To Remember. For directions and more info on the bands, check www.myspace.com/studiobga. Mon., 7 pm, Studio B (Glennville).

Latin Jazz Motion Deep Blue 3

Fri., 8 pm, Guitar Bar.

Eric Culberson Blues Band

Immensely entertaining Tom Waits and Bob Dylan-inspired trash can blooze-rawk swing. Thurs., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Rock-solid Chicago and Memphis-style blues with just the right amount of sass and flash. Tues., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge (hosts Open Jam Night) + Wed., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Thurs., 6 pm, Bonna Bella Yacht Club + Fri., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) + Sun., 6 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (Southside).

Celerity

Deep Blue 3

Bottles & Cans

Athens-based grunge/pop-punk trio that got their start here. They headline a lengthy bill of modern punk and indie-rock acts, many of whom hail from South Carolina (including Handgun Sonata, Moonless Moth, Timebomb Love Letters and Inner Sinn).

Polished, varied contemporary electric blues covers and originals. Fri., 9 pm, Augie’s Pub (Richmond Hill).

Eat Mo’ Music

Local instrumental soul-jazz quartet

Recent addition to the local club scene, fronted by a percussionist with decades of credits. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Needles & Threads Suspension & Burlesque Show

Some have quipped that the idea of watching modern primitives hang from their body piercings (to test their physical endurance and goof on endorphins) in a place that’s usually known for its tamales is more than a bit odd, and rather unappetizing. Then again, these occasional events (co-sponsored by Planet 3 and Lucky Doll Lingerie) always draw a big crowd. Decide for yourself! 18+ admitted. Wed., 10 pm, Carlito’s Mexican Restaurant.

Rhythm Riot

Brunswick/Savannah cover band that’s

recently added plenty of kitschy ‘80s and ‘90s tunes to their set by folks like Tone Loc, Young MC and The Beastie Boys. Thurs., 10 pm, Malone’s (309 W. River St.) + Fri., 10 pm, Jukebox Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).

Teeth of The Hydra

Double, triple bad-ass power-sludge trio that sounds like members of Black Sabbath and Slayer melting Blue Cheer records at Anton LaVey’s pool party. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.

Greg Williams

Locally-based singer/songwriter playing earthy folk to balls-out ‘70s rock to dreamy contemporary acoustic pop. Wed., 9 pm, Jen’s & Friends + Sat., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.

Winston Audio

Promising young Lawrenceville-based quartet that sears allegiance to the Seattle grunge movement. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Young Professionals Winter Charity Gala

Eclectic local rock/country and soul cover band The 8-Tracks provide the music for this $85 dress-up event that includes a catered Southern dinner, beer and wine. Proceeds benefit the Bethesda Home For Boys. Tix available at www.YPSav.net. Sat., 7:30 pm, Jepson Center for The Arts. w


Georgia Equality, First City Network, Stand Out Youth, community members and friends proudly thank Mayor Otis Johnson and the Savannah City Council for their wisdom, vision and leadership in unanimously adopting The Equality Resolution. “Whereas, Savannah is committed to inclusion as a fundamental aspect of our community and views the diversity of our City as a strength ... Be it… resolved that the City of Savannah commits to act to oppose all acts of discrimination, bigotry and hate in Savannah and to seek just and prompt resolution to these incidents. Be it further resolved that the Mayor and Alderman herein condemn individual and collective acts of racism, bigotry, harassment, and discrimination directed toward any resident or visitor because of age, ancestry, creed, color, gender, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, and sexual orientation.”

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Karen Arms and Thom Smith Chatham County Democratic Committee Kevin Clark and Henry Frost Under The Rainbow Inn Margaret Betz Michael Branin Coastal Real Estate Group Club One Sherry Woo Dennis T. Graney Bush Insurance Agency Mark Krueger Dr, Fred Richter Barry Finch Will Bellais Tony Yu Kem Highfill J.R. Branham Sheela Eichhorn Urban Cargo Dan Gleason and William Cullins Rex Templeton, Jr. K.T. Aull Richard Bono Renee DeRossett Don Musick 912 Barnard Reverend Billy Hester and Cheri Hester Deborah Riney and Carolyn Bowden Alex Arnold John and Brenda Mattingly Susie Rohlfs Wilson Huff Ruth Cohan and John Tisbert Ted and Jan Elders Leo Monroe Robert Bush and James Holmes Trey and Mike Blaine’s Bar Richard Gourley & Robert Crockett Los Robles LLC. The Spa at Los Robles Ken Barthels and Rob Richardson Starland Martha Womack and Margaret Conner Duke Miles Victor and Jeanette Mereski Sarah W. Holmes, PhD. Teltecs Pam and Ginger Miller Creative Approach Todd Mauldin and Robert Dunn Marianne Brouillette GaySavannah.com Savannah Pride Inc.

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Senator Regina Thomas Representative Lester Jackson Representative Bob Bryant Representative J. Craig Gordon Commissioner James Holmes Commissioner Patrick Shay Integrity GA: Episcopal Church Network for GLBT’s Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Unity Church of Savannah My Brothaz Home, Inc. Mark Douglas Derrol “Melvin” Hutcheson and Billy Wooten Tom Bordeaux, Esquire Ernest Lee, Esquire Charlotte Rehmert Firefly Café Don Callahan, Keller Williams Realty J&M Mark Hill and Jake Phillips Jan Gauthier Reverend Jim Nelson and Marty Nelson Marsh Views LLC Gifts Night Raven Productions Kevyn, Keller Williams Realty Deborah Ray Reverend Steve Schulte Darshan Acharya Camilla Thompson David, Elaine and Patrick Bonorato Tony Center, Esquire Elisabeth E. and Carol Hodges Reverend Marilyn Leigh Chatham/Savannah Young Democrats Bob and Phillippa Paddison Tracy Walden C. Robert Friedman Michael Pritchard Mark Miller Jamie Maury and Dan Snyder The Bay Café The Lady Chablis Elizabeth Oliver Robert and Lori Ludgate Simply Irresistible Home Accents and Gifts Dawn Phaneuf and Sharman Dimpfl Wayne Chambers Gallery Wright Square Café Gary Hall and Anthony Attardi Craig Lariscy Bobby Jeffery The Hair After

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FEBRUARY 14TH

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- Joey

Manning (7 pm)

B & D BURGERS (Southside)- Trivia w/Artie & Brad

(10 pm)

BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler)- Karaoke

BAY STREET BLUES- Karaoke (9 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ- Chief (9 pm)

BERNIE’S ON RIVER ST.- The Blend (9 pm)

BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) - Lafeyette CARLITO’S MEXICAN REST. (119 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)-

Lucky’ Doll’s “Needles & Threads” Suspension & Burlesque Show (10 pm) CHEERS TO YOU (135 Johnny Mercer Blvd.)- Karaoke (8 pm) CLUB ONE- #@*! Karaoke CLUB OZ- U Envy ( 8 pm) COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE (225 W. River St.)Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm) CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- DJ Sam Diamond (Savannah Shag Club) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Chuck & Bucky (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- The Jason Courtenay Band (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Southside)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- High Velocity (9 pm) GUITAR BAR- Open Mic Night w/Land Of The Blind (9 pm) HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.)- Karaoke (10 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Bobby Ryder Quartet (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Jeff Beasley (7 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS- Greg Williams (9 pm) THE JINX- Rock & Roll Bingo w/DJ Boo-CockEye (11 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Frank Emerson KING’S INN- Karaoke (9 pm) KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.)- The

Fri., Feb. 16

Frank Bright, Pianist

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Freddy Cole Trio (8 pm, 9:30 pm, 11 pm) THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.)- Open Mic Night (9:30 pm) LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)- Team Trivia w/ Ben Bennett & Senae (7 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Pianist Eric Jones (7 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE- Barry Johnson MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke

MERCURY LOUNGE- The Eric Culberson Blues

Band (10 pm)

MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB- Celtic Karaoke (9 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S BBQ (Bluffton)- Live Music TBA

(8:30 pm)

PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail

Thurmond

SAVANNAH BLUES- The Hitmen (10 pm)

SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop,

Reggae, Top 40, R & B) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Indy Media Films: CLOSE THE SCHOOL OF ASSASSINS, MISSON AGAINST TERROR (7 pm) SLUGGERS- 5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Live DJ (10:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB- Karaoke w/Michael (10 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (6 pm) VENUS DE MILO- Industry Night w/George THE WAREHOUSE- Thomas Claxton (7 pm)

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15TH

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- The Hitmen (9 pm) B & D BURGERS (Southside)- Live Music TBA (10

pm)

BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Mary Davis & Co.

(7 pm)

BAYOU CAFÉ- Chief (9 pm)

BARNES & NOBLE (Oglethorpe Mall)- Open Mic (8

pm)

BAYOU CAFÉ- Chief (9 pm)

BENNIE’S (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm) BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Karaoke (9 pm) BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR- #@*! Karaoke

BONNA BELLA YACHT CLUB- The Eric Culberson

Blues Band (6:30 pm) CHUCK’S BAR- #@*! Karaoke (10 pm) CLUB ONE- Industrial Resurrection w/DJ Shrapnel (10 pm)

COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE (225 W. River St.)-

Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm) CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)- Live Music TBA (6 pm) DAIQUIRI BEACH- Karaoke (10 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Roy & The Circuit Breakers


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(9 pm)

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- Live Music

GUITAR BAR- Karaoke (9 pm)

AMERICAN LEGION POST #36 (Thunderbolt)-

(7 pm)

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Deep Blue 3 (9 pm)

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music

pm)

THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- Lavon Stevens &

(7 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- Voodoo Soup

FEBRUARY 16TH

GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm)

TBA (7 pm)

THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA

Karaoke

HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.)- DJ KZL (10 pm)

B & D BURGERS (Southside)- Live Music TBA (9

TBA (7 pm)

BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Live Music TBA

Louise Spencer (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Trae Gurley (7 pm)

BAY STREET BLUES- Karaoke (9 pm)

JEWISH EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE (5111 Abercorn St.)- Savannah Sinfonietta’s “Night of The Divas”

(7:30 pm) THE JINX- Dance Party w/DJ D-Frost & Friends (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Frank Emerson KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.)- The

MALONE’S (309 W. River St.)- Rhythm Riot (10 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Pianist David

Duckworth (5 pm), Jeremey Davis & Equinox Jazz (8 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE- Nancy Witt MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Wes Heath (10 pm) METRO COFFEE HOUSE- Christopher Bell, Brock McGarity (9 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB- The Wolfe Tones (9 pm) MYRTLE’S BAR & GRILL (Bluffton)- J. Howard Duff (7:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA THE RAIL PUB- “Helium Karaoke” w/Wrath Nasty SAVANNAH BLUES- Bottles & Cans (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3- DJ Nick J - ‘80s, house, breaks, D & B (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos (8 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Winston Audio (8 pm) SLUGGERS- Trivia w/Charles & Mikey (10 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) STEAMER’S (Georgetown)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- ‘80s Night w/DJ Optical (10 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB- DJ Southstar spins Top 40 (10 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (6 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE- Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DE MILO- DJ Life & DJ Valis WASABI’S- Thomas Claxton (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ- The Courtenay Brothers Band (10 pm) WIND ROSE CAFÉ (Tybee)- Lurid Miscreants (10 pm) WISEGUYS (Statesboro)- The Jamie McLean Band (9 pm)

Music TBA (10:30 pm) BENNIE’S (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm) BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Karaoke (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) - Nancy Witt CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- #@*! Karaoke CLUB ICE- DJ Southstar: Hip-hop (10 pm - 6 am) CLUB ONE- Local Cast, DJ Jason Hancock (Main Floor) COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE (225 W. River St.)Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm) CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR- The Beer Parlor Ramblers (7:30 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Roy & The Circuit Breakers DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)- “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Live Music TBA (7 pm)

(8 pm)

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

(9 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)- The Eric

Culberson Blues Band (9 pm)

FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (Southside)- Live Music

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FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro)- Delta Moon

(9 pm)

FRIENDLY’S TAVERN 2- #@*! Karaoke

GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- High Velocity (9 pm)

GRAND LAKE LODGE & SPA- Chuck Courtenay (5

pm)

GUITAR BAR- Celerity, Handgun Sonata,

Moonless Moth, Timebomb Love Letters, Inner Sinn (8 pm) HUC-A-POOS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Big Band Brass Bash (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- David Lugo & Latin Jazz Motion (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS- Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JINX- Sourvein, Teeth of The Hydra (11 pm) JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Rhythm Riot (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Frank Emerson KING’S INN- Karaoke (9 pm) KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.)- The

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Never A Cover Wed. Feb. 14th

The Hitmen $1 PBR Thurs. Feb. 15th

Bottles n' Cans 1/2 off wells & Dom. Draft for the ladies Fri. Feb. 16th

Live Music $5 Jager Bombs $2 Cuervos Sat. Feb. 17th

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Freddy Cole Trio (8 pm, 9:30 pm, 11 pm) LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)- Open Mic w/The Savannah Soul Project (10 pm) LOCOS DELI & PUB (Southside)- Team Trivia w/ Ben Bennett & Senae (7 pm)

BAYOU CAFÉ- Thomas Claxton (9 pm), Live

EL PICASSO (319 Main St., Garden City)- Karaoke

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

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Freddy Cole Trio (8 pm, 9:30 pm, 11 pm) LUNA LOUNGE @ IL PASTICCIO- Eat Mo’ Music (9:30 pm) MALONE’S (309 W. River St.)- The Caleb Grimes Band (6:30 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Pianist Abebi Stafford (5 pm), Bottles & Cans (9 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- The Hitmen (10 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB- The Train Wrecks (10 pm) MULBERRY INN- The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB- The Killdares (9 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) RED LEG SALOON (formerly The Silver Dollar CafÊ, Hwy 204)- Live Music TBA (9 pm)

SAVANNAH BLUES- Live Music TBA (10 pm)

SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3- DJ

Analog Kid (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- 3rd Friday Foreign Film: “Mystery Selection TBA� (7:30 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Karaoke (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Randy “Hatman� Smith (7 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE- The Permanent Tourists (9 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Mary Davis & Co. (9 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Island)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO- Live DJ

VFW CLUB (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) VIC’S ON THE RIVER- Live Music TBA (7 pm)

THE WAREHOUSE- The Georgia Fire Band (8 pm) WAYS STATION TAVERN (Richmond Hill)- Karaoke

(9 pm)

WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ (8 pm)

WILD WING CAFÉ- Poolstick (10 pm)

YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)-

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17TH

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- Joey

Manning (7 pm)

THE APEX (Statesboro)- City Sleeps (9 pm)

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Phantom Wingo (9

pm)

BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Maurice &

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The root of dance Ballet Savannah and Sankofa Dance Theatre combine

Megan June, James Atkinson and Nikki Wilson

for a tribute to Black History Month at AASU Audiences paid little attention to race when ballerina Raven Wilkinson was on stage. “Raven Wilkinson was the first AfricanAmerican ballerina,� says James Atkinson, artistic director of Ballet Savannah. “She traveled with the Ballet Russe. She was a soloist with the company at a time when blacks were not usually accepted as ballet dancers.� On Feb. 17 and 18, Ballet Savannah and Sankofa Dance Theatre will collaborate to stage The Root of Dance. The evening will include tributes to Wilkinson, Coretta Scott King, James Brown, Maya Angelou and other African-American leaders.. Dancers from the Dance Theatre of Harlem will be featured, as will authentic African drummers. Local musicians, poets and choirs also will participate in a celebration of Black History Month. Among the highlights of the evening will be an excerpt of the classical ballet, La Sylphide, as a tribute to Wilkinson. “No one cared about her color, they cared about talent,� Atkinson says. Wilkinson was offered a full contract by Ballet Russe in 1954. In Atlanta, an elevator operator asked her if she was African-

American and Wilkinson replied that she was. The elevator operator, who herself was black, told the hotel management. Even though Wilkinson had stayed at the hotel in the past, the clerk refused to let her stay. A cab was called to take her to a hotel for blacks. “The press found out about it and it became a huge story,� Atkinson says. In Montgomery, Ala., the Ku Klux Klan showed up at the theater where the ballet company was performing and marched down the aisle in white robes and on to the stage. “There was such a huge controversy, that Ballet Russe let her go after the season.� Atkinson says. Wilkinson had so much trouble finding another job, she joined a convent. However, after eight months, she left the convent and eventually went to Holland where she became a soloist with the Dutch National Ballet. In 1974, Wilkinson returned to the U.S. and became a member of the New York City Opera. She still performs there. The tribute to Coretta Scott King emphasizes her bravery in carrying her husband’s mission forward in spite of the danger to herself and her children. “It’s

about a woman who loses her husband, but continues to fight for his beliefs,� Atkinson says. In a lighthearted dance, Nikki Wilson of the Dance Theatre of Harlem will present a tribute to James Brown. Wilson choreographed the piece herself. “It’s really fun doing a tribute to James Brown,� she says.“It has ballet movements and technique, but done with a sense of fun. “Dancers get so caught up in technique,� Wilson says. “I wanted to do something fun, with the freedom to let loose and liven it up a little.� Wilson hails from Mobile, Ala. “I started dancing when I was young,� she says. “I just started doing my own choreography. I especially enjoy it because I get to do classical ballet, but I also do something of my own.� The Root of Dance will be enjoyed by all ages, Wilson says. “It’s got pretty much everything, for people who are interested in classical ballet to something much more

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contemporary,� she says. “I think there’s something for everybody.� w Ballet Savannah and Sankofa Dance Theatre will present The Root of Dance Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are free to the public. Call Ballet Savannah at 352-7487.

  

 

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recently, I was in Meshugganuns, and I Here comes that round-headed kid worked at the Arts Center of Coastal Caroagain. lina on Beauty and the Beast,” he says. “I’ve As part of their 70th anniversary celebraalso played Linus in tion, the Armstrong Charlie Brown twice,” Atlantic State UniWolfe says. “I defiversity Masquers are nitely wanted to try presenting You’re a something else. PlayGood Man, Charlie ing Snoopy is quite Brown. “We are in different.” a good place right Like Martin, Wolfe now,” director Pam plans to become a Sears says. professional actor. “I In addition to plan to work in recelebrating seven degional theater before cades of theater, the making the move to Masquers have anNew York,” he says. other reason to crow. The cast rehearses “I’m grateful that I “This is our last muwas exposed to a lot sical before our space of live theater. I enjoy putting on shows. If gets renovated,” Sears says. “Jenkins Hall is I can do something I enjoy so much and going be completely renovated inside.” make it my career, then I’m delighted.” That’s reason enough to party. “This is Meagan Brower of Savannah plays Sally. an opportunity to invite the community and “I also choreographed the show,” she says. offer some entertainment the whole family “I’ve never done that before and it took up will enjoy,” Sears says. “Before the openalmost all of my time. I have younger cousing night performance, we’ll have an alumni ins, so I watched them -- their movements speaker tell about their experiences with the and the way they say things.” Masquers, and after the show, we’ll have a Brower also watched the TV version birthday party with a cake, and the characto get the voice patterns down. “I love the ters will mingle with the audience, which we way they throw their heads back when they don’t normally do.” scream so that all you see is mouth,” she The musical comedy is based on the says. “I used that in the show. It’s one of my characters created by cartoonist Charles favorites.” M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. In the Brower first began doing theater and Masquers’ version, John Martin plays the dance classes at age 10. “I’ve been singing in good man himself -- Charlie Brown. church since I was 6 or 7,” she says. “I’ve alTo prepare for the role, Martin is watchways been a little performer.” ing Peanuts cartoons and reading cartoon When Brower isn’t studying at AASU, strips. He has considerable experience in she works at Disney World. “I’ve always stage productions. loved Disney, so being able to work there is Martin is a freshman at AASU, but ala lot of fun,” she says. “Children just light up ready plans to major in theater. “I told my when they see you.” guidance counselor that I wanted to go A theater major, Brower will graduate down South where it was warm,” he says. in May. She plans to move to Orlando and “I saw that Armstrong has a really strong work for Disney. “There’s also a lot of televitheater program, so this is where I wanted sion and film stuff that goes on there that to come.” I’m really interested in,” she says. After graduation, Martin plans to work Audiences of all kinds will enjoy the professionally as an actor. “This is a really show, Sears says. “It’s a family show,” she fun show, the most fun show I’ve ever done,” says. “Adults will enjoy it because they have he says. members of their own childhoods. Also, Rounding out the cast is Holly Harrison as there are a lot of diehard Peanuts fans out Lucy, Bruce Carr as Schroeder and Alec Calthere. Of course, all kids will enjoy it.” w das as Linus. “Our musical director is DeLee Brown,” Sears says. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown will be Ben Wolfe plays Snoopy. “It does take a presented Feb. 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and different approach than it does to play huFeb. 18 at 3 p.m. at Armstrong Atlantic State mans,” he says. University’s Jenkins Theatre. Admission is $10 “Snoopy sings, dances, talks and interacts in advance or $12 at the door. For advance with the human characters. There has to be a tickets, call 927-5381 weekdays from 11 a.m. mixture of dog and human characteristics.” to 3 p.m. Originally from Sandersville, Wolfe has a lot of musical theater experience. “Most

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Come to our biggest imported rug auction of the year! Over 300 rugs from the mid-east and far east will be up for auction. All rugs are 100% wool or wool and silk blend. All rugs are hand made! You won’t find them cheaper anywhere else. We will have a large assortment of sizes: 3x5 5x7 8x10 9x12. Also available will be a number of 6-20 ft runners and needlepoint rugs. Buy at the same place that retail rug dealers do! NEXT ANTIQUE AUCTION: FEBRUARY 25, 2007 Work by Fran Thomas is at Gallery 440 on Bull Street

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Visiting Artist Series — Chroma Gallery

hosts mixed-media artist Cedric Smith, who blends photography and painting in his forward-retro take on the African-American South. Show runs through March 23. Chroma Gallery is at 31 Barnard St. www.chromaartgallery.com

The candidate for this event is Cale Hall, owner of The Creative Approach.

t O I ‘View from the Stage’ — Savannah College of Art and Design MFA painting a candidate Maggie Evans presents her the- i sis exhibit. Large-scale charcoal drawings w

6th Annual New Beginnings Youth Art Exhibition — The artistic works

of over 100 local youth will be on display at Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St., Feb. 7-28. Held in conjunction with the Savannah Black Heritage Festival, the show is presented by the Savannah Chapter of the Links, Inc., a national not-forprofit organization of more than 10,000 women of color, committed to enhancing the quality of life in communities. The exhibition showcases works in paint, charcoal, textiles and mixed media. This year’s show is in keeping with the Black Heritage Festival’s theme, “Our Journey: A Story Unfolding.” Savannah 5x5 Event —

Red Kite Studio at 1522 Bull St. will host the First Annual Savannah 5x5 Show & Sale to One of the works from Gallery S.P.A.C.E.’s ‘New benefit the American Diabetes Beginnings’ youth art show Association (ADA) through Feb. 17. This event features local artwork in a 5”x5” format. explore the gritty atmosphere of the bar as We are featuring over 200 canvases from observed while playing in bands throughlocal artists. The show will feature a Gala out Savannah. March 2–9 at Moon River Party at 5:05 p.m. on Feb. 16. All of the art Brewing Company (upstairs) 21 W. Bay will be sold for $55. The Kiss a Pig CamStreet. Opening reception March 2, 6-9 paign is a local fundraiser to benefit ADA.

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ist of the Month” at Gallery 209 for February is clay artist Deborah Auleatha Mueller. Featured is a collection of raku and stoneware vessels and tiles with the theme “Dream Keepers.” Gallery 209, Rivers Street’s original cooperative gallery, has been at 209 E. River Street since 1975. The Gallery is open seven days a weeks, from 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. most nights.

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the Jewish Educational Alliance are Meryl Truett and Lind Hollingsworth, who bring their recent painting, photography and collage. Feb. 4-28 at the JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. Michael Carnahan — Friedman’s Fine

Art at 28 W. State St. features the floral still-lifes, inspired by his faux-finishing experience, of this local artist. Forgotten Territory — The work of lo-

cal artist Monica Lynn James is featured at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St., through Feb. 28 ‘Paintings by Maurice’ - In February,

Union Mission’s Growing Hope Artisans’ Cooperative presents paintings by Cooperative member Maurice Henderson. Starfish Cafe, 719 East Broad St.

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‘Home is Where the Art is’ — Gouache paintings and sewn paper collages by Darla Elam Jan. 3– Feb. 28 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, at Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Drive. Jepson Center for the Arts – Exhibits include: Kirk Varnedoe Collection, Dec. 13Feb. 18, includes works by Richard Avedon, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Elizabeth Murray, Robert Raschenberg, Richard Serra, Frank Stella and more. ‘Building Savannah exhibition Feb. 3-12. 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800. Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences — 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800. w

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Raku and stoneware vessels and tiles by Deborah Mueller are at Gallery 209 on River Street

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Dreamgirls*

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Music & Lyrics*

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Charlotte’s Web*

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      The Painted Veil* Daily - 7:05 9:35

Hannibal Rising

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Smokin’ Aces

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Norbit*

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The Messengers*

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Volver

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Catch and Release stars Jennifer Garner as Gray Wheeler, who, after the death of her fiancé, turns to his best friends for comfort and companionship. There’s roly-poly Sam (Kevin Smith), who, unbelievable suicide attempt notwithstanding, will provide the comic relief; there’s reliable but dorky Dennis (Sam Jaeger), who will provide the nervous tension; and there’s bad boy Fritz (Timothy Olyphant), who will provide the romantic sparks once Gray realizes he’s actually the right guy for her. Grant’s best works reveal a real attention to detail when it comes to human foibles, which makes it all the more surprising that these characters are so broadly drawn: Take out a few PG-13 innuendoes and what’s basically left is a sitcom pilot ready to be dropped into the prime-time schedule once American Idol wraps its latest blockbuster season. Garner, terrific over the course of five years on Alias, continues to search for just the right big-screen role -- this isn’t the one -- while Juliette Lewis is depressingly cast yet again as a goober gal who possesses more eyeliner than brains.

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This prequel to the myriad Hannibal Lecter titles now lining DVD shelves hits theaters reeking of “cash-in-quick sequel,” so it’s somewhat shocking to note that, for a good while anyway, its creators actually make a go out of creating something beyond the expected. Director Peter Webber, who earned kudos for his Johannes Vermeer sorta-biopic Girl With a Pearl Earring, lavishes painterly attention to the film’s look (cinematographer Ben Davis shares the credit), while writer Thomas Harris (who apparently wrote the recently released novel concurrent with the screenplay) takes great pains to fill in the backstory on the cannibalistic serial killer and how the events in his youth -- WWII-era through the early 1950s -- turned him into a human monster. Unfortunately, after a fairly gripping first half, the movie devolves into a routine rip-off of Death Wish, with the youthful Hannibal (played by Gaspard Ulliel) exacting his bloody revenge on those who abused him years earlier and thereby turned him into the killing machine he eventually became. Rhys Ifans is effective as the sneering heavy, Gong Li adds understated concern as the woman who takes Hannibal under her wing, and Dominic West functions as the audience surrogate in the role of the kindly police inspector who seeks to understand Hannibal even as he tries to stop him. w

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There’s a reason makeup artist Rick Baker has six Academy Awards on the mantle in his workshop, and it can be seen in his latest collaboration with Eddie Murphy. Baker, who earned one of his Oscars for his work on Murphy’s The Nutty Professor (as well as additional nominations for Coming to America and Life), had a hand in the designs Murphy dons in this comedy, and as usual, his efforts elicit gasps of admiration. Also worthy of (guarded) praise is Murphy himself, who once again is able to create a deft comic persona. That would be the title character, a mild-mannered nerd who, after being raised by Asian restaurant owner Mr. Wong, ends up marrying a frightening, 300pound behemoth named Rasputia. Like the geek Murphy played in Bowfinger, Norbit is a likable man whose rotten luck and sweet demeanor earn our sympathies. What doesn’t engender audience goodwill is the rest of this picture, which, in addition to not

being particularly funny, is mean-spirited to its core when it comes to any character not named Norbit or Kate (the willowy love interest played by Thandie Newton). Yet for all the stereotypes perpetrated by this film -- the racist Mr. Wong (played by Murphy), a jive-talking huckster (who else but Cuba Gooding, Jr.?), a garish pimp (who else but Eddie Griffin?) -- the one most likely to offend is its centerpiece: Rasputia (Murphy yet again), an African-American caricature who’s oversexed, overfed and in all other regards over-the-top. First, Martin Lawrence as Big Momma, then Tyler Perry as Madea, and now this? Enough already.

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Susannah Grant has written solid scripts for other filmmakers (Erin Brockovich, In Her Shoes), so it’s lamentable that for her own directorial debut, she didn’t keep a winner for herself but instead settled on a screenplay that must have been hiding for years in the back of her sock drawer.

A nasty piece of cinema posing as a romantic comedy, Because I Said So is this year’s Monster-In-Law, a vicious stab at the maternal instinct that also manages to humiliate the iconic actress at its center. Diane Keaton headlines the film as Daphne, a 59year-old woman who still dotes on Milly (Mandy Moore), the youngest of her three grown daughters (the others are played by Lauren Graham and Piper Perabo). Meddlesome beyond compare, Daphne wants to insure that Milly ends up with the perfect man, so she places an advertisement in the newspaper and interviews prospective suitors. And yes, this leads to the excruciating (and overused) scene where Daphne meets a slew of goofy stereotypes, some drawn so broadly that they scarcely seem to come from this planet. Only at the very end of her marathon sit-down does she find a suitable sucker: Jason (Tom Everett Scott), an architect with a smooth demeanor and a sizable bank account. Not realizing her mother’s involvement, Milly ends up meeting Jason, and they seem to hit it off. But Milly also finds herself being wooed by Johnny (Gabriel Macht), a tattooed musician who’s raising an ADD-afflicted kid on a minimum income and who lives with his own father (Stephen Collins). Clearly, this guy is Daphne’s worst nightmare, but Milly finds herself attracted to his scruffy charms. So does Milly do the sensible thing and choose between Jason and Johnny? Not exactly; instead, she holds onto both unsuspecting boyfriends, spending alternate nights (and, for all we know, alternate hours of the same day) being wined and dined by them and, oh yeah, having sex with them. Now, you don’t have to be Michael Medved to find this setup repugnant, or Milly a reprehensible character. Not even Mandy Moore’s sunshine personality can cover up this disturbing revelation, which towers over the rest of the picture like Muhammad Ali over Sonny Liston. As expected, director Michael Lehmann and scripters Karen Leigh Hop-


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kins and Jessie Nelson try to stack the decks powerment through sisterhood. Like George so audiences will fall for Johnny and reject Cukor, another filmmaker known for being Jason, but they’re so inept they even botch a “woman’s director,” Almodovar repeatedly this assignment. For all its faults -- knuckdraws superlative performances from his aclehead characters, grotesque racial profiling tresses, and in Penelope Cruz, he may have (check out the Asian masseuses), a dog not found his latest muse. only humping the furniture after hearing Letters from Iwo Jima moans emanating from an Internet porn site but licking the computer screen as well-- the 1/2 movie’s most unforgivAs dedicated movable sin is its treatment iegoers will recall, Eastof the great Diane Kewood already helmed aton. Jane Fonda had one film in 2006: Flags lost her acting chops by of Our Fathers, a look CARMIKE 10 the time she returned at the stories behind 511 Stephenson Ave. • 353-8683 from retirement to the American solThe Last Sin Eater, Because appear in Monster-Indiers who hoisted Old I Said So, Epic Movie, Catch Law, but Keaton is still Glory on the Pacific and Release, Blood and Chocoan active and accomisland of Iwo Jima durlate, Freedom Writers, Happlished performer. But ing the World War II watching her humiliated pily N’ever After, Dreamgirls, battle. Flags largely on camera in the service Night at the Museum, Purmet with respectable of such a loathsome suit of Happyness, Happy Feet but restrained reviews character (she shrieks! and once it appeared she whines! she falls on to be DOA heading her ass!) is inexcusable. REGAL EISENHOWER into award season, 1100 Eisenhower Dr. • 352-3533 Eastwood and Warner Volver Hannibal Rising, Norbit, Bros. elected to move Messengers, Smokin’ Aces, Letters up from FebruStomp the Yard, The Queen Perhaps no performary 2007 and place it er gets lost in translain limited release in tion as much as Spain’s order to qualify for REGAL SAVANNAH 10 Penelope Cruz. In her the Oscars. Initially 1132 Shawnee St. • 927-7700 American titles to date, smacking of misplaced she’s proven to be a egotism, the move The Last Sin Eater, Because I big fat zero, yet return proved sound: Letters Said So, Epic Movie, Catch and her to Spanish-speakFrom Iwo Jima is far Release, Dreamgirls, Hitcher, ing fare, and she reveals superior to Flags of Our Notes on a Scandal, Letters from herself as a warm, witty Fathers, and coming Iwo Jima, Night at the Museum, and accomplished acout the gate it managed The Queen, Pursuit of Happyness tress. That’s especially to snag Best Picture evident in Volver, the accolades from both latest confection from the Los Angeles Film VICTORY SQUARE 9 writer-director Pedro Critics Association and 1901 E. Victory • 355-5000 Almodovar. So memothe National Board of Norbit, Hannibal Rising, Murable as the troubled Review. Whereas Flags sic and Lyrics, Daddy’s Little nun in Almodovar’s entirely provided the Girls, Painted Veil, Dreamgirls, All About My Mother, Yankee point of view, Cruz is equally up to the Messengers, Smokin’ Aces, Letters gives us the perNight at the Museum, Epic task here; she portrays spective of the Japanese Movie, Charlotte’s Web, Volver Raimunda, a headsoldiers who fought strong woman who has and, for the most part, her hands full managdied in this bloody WYNNSONG 11 ing the other femal es skirmish. Wisely, East1150 Shawnee St. • 920-1227 who inhabit her orbit. wood and scripters Music and Lyrics, Daddys Little This would include her Paul Haggis and Iris Girls, Norbit, Hannibal Risteenage daughter Paula Yamashita (adapting ing, Messengers, Constellation, (Yohana Cobo), who Tadamichi KuribayasSmokin’ Aces, Stomp the Yard, just killed the stepfather hi’s book, Picture Letwho was trying to rape ters From Commander her; Raimunda’s sister In Chief) stay away Sole (Lola Duenas), a plain-Jane counterpart from the politics of the war in the Pacific, who tries to keep up with her glamorous sibchoosing instead to focus on the humanity ling’s whirlwind activities; Agustina (Blanca of the Japanese men required to defend this Portillo), a family friend trying to solve a island from a U.S. takeover. Warhawks will mystery involving missing parents; and, object -- how dare Eastwood individualize most perplexing of all, Raimunda and Sole’s our enemies! -- but the film’s approach is a mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who keeps commensensical one: If we condemn all forpopping up to offer advice even though she’s eigners who were pressed into fighting in a been dead for several years. Almodovar’s in war they didn’t start or care to join, then we a playful mood here (no other living direcmust likewise apply that mode of thinking tor works with splashy colors as effectively), to our own American troops, particularly yet there’s no mistaking the seriousness with continued on page 38 which he takes the movie’s theme of em-

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those innocent boys and girls losing their lives in Bush’s reprehensible Iraq folly. The name actor attached to Letters is the magnetic Ken Watanabe, who earned a well-deserved Oscar nomination for overshadowing Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai. Here, he plays General Kuribayashi (the author of the film’s literary source), a sensible leader who knows that he and his army are doomed but still does the best he can in an impossible situation. Kuribayashi is presented as a decent man and a compassionate leader -- unlike many of the other officers, he sees nothing cowardly in soldiers retreating and often suggests it over the expected norm of honorably committing suicide -- yet the real heart of the story rests with Saigo (Kazunari Ninomiya), a baby-faced baker who had to leave a pregnant wife behind when his government ordered him to pick up arms and defend the fatherland.

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Anyone who’s seen the trailer knows that the movie has only two things on its mind: 1) Win Will Smith an Oscar and 2) drive up Kleenex profits by unleashing a flood of sobworthy moments. Whether it succeeds in achieving either goal remains to be seen, but 1) Will Smith does indeed turn in a strong performance (though hardly the year’s best) and 2) the picture is skilled enough to generate some genuine pathos to go along with the more calculated melodramatics. This is based on the true story of Chris Gardner, a failed salesman in the 1980s who tries to raise his son (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) even as he descends further into poverty. The moving and sincere work by Will and his real-life son Jaden (a confidant and relaxed actor) cuts through all pretensions (even the instant happy ending) and Winter Movie Fest Notes On allows The Pursuit of Happyness to earn at continues a Scandal least some of its tears. Snuggle up for a cozy afternoon of films with exciting and interesting facts about Judi Dench is so Dreamgirls the creatures that live in the world’s good at what she does oceans and along the coast of Georgia. that in recent years, Warm drinks and treats will be served. Jennifer Hudson she’s become someEvery Sunday in February at 1 p.m. at the couldn’t even make it thing of a bore. Aside Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1510 to the top on Amerifrom her atypical role Strand, Tybee Island. Cost: $5, which incan Idol -- what could as an Alzheimer’s viccludes admission to the aquarium. she possibly bring tim in Iris , her career’s to the big screen? been in a depressing If Dreamgirls is any holding pattern, culPsychotronic Films indication, plenty. minating in an utterly Delivering a knockout presents Violent Road unexceptional perforperformance that all This gritty B/W action flick is a remake of mance in 2005’s Mrs. but dares the AcadThe Wages of Fear, about a group of desHenderson Presents. emy to ignore her for perately poor truckers who agree to haul Notes On a Scandal a Best Supporting huge tanks of volatile rocket fuel across a doesn’t exactly find her Actress nomination, bumpy stretch of desert road. It’s a longbreaking away from Hudson is a revelaforgotten b-movie classic starring Brian this mold, but because tion in the role of EfKeith of TV’s A Family Affair in the unshe’s given so many fie, the lead singer characteristically macho lead role. more nuances to exfor the R&B outfit plore, she’s able to excel Wed., Feb. 21 at The Sentient Bean. Seatthe Dreamettes who’s ing at 7:30 pm, film at 8 pm. $5 tickets at via her finest work in relegated to backup the door. w quite some time. Here, vocals once savvy yet she’s playing a characsleazy manager Curtis ter so pitiless that she Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx) refers to a boy with Down’s Syndrome as “a decides that the noticeably thinner Deena court jester.” The lad is the son of Sheba Hart (Beyonce Knowles) would better help the (solid Cate Blanchett, not surrendering an Supremes-like group hit it big (the third inch of the screen to her formidable costar), member, well-played by Anika Noni Rose, is a newly arrived instructor at the same Britcontent to remain in backup mode). On the ish school where the humorless Barbara narrative level, this adaptation of the BroadCovett (Dench) also teaches. Initially irked way smash is only too happy to wallow in its by the presence of this luminous newcomer, show biz clichés, content to let other ingreBarbara eventually becomes her confidante. dients (the music, the acting) carry it along. After Sheba foolishly starts an affair with

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annoying (two out of three ain’t bad). Stiller plays Larry Daley, the new night watchman at a museum where the exhibits come to life after the venue closes. The benevolent Teddy Roosevelt (Williams) is helpful, but Larry has his hands full evading Attila the Hun, dealing with a mischievous monkey, and settling squabbles between a miniature cowboy (Wilson) and an equally diminutive Roman commander (Steve Coogan).

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Naomi Watts and Edward Norton are the leads in The Painted Veil and the fact that they’re also credited as two of the film’s producers suggests that this adaptation of the 1925 Somerset Maughm novel might be little more than a vanity project squared. But despite some luminous shots of both attractive stars (by ace cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh of The Piano), this isn’t a parade of beefcake and cheesecake shots; , this tale of strangers in a strange land has been fashioned as a poignant love story. Watts plays Kitty, a socialite who’s rushed into marrying Walter (Norton), a doctor who barely raises her pulse. After the couple move to Shanghai, Kitty has an affair with a fellow foreigner (Liev Schreiber); learning about this, Walter drags Kitty along with him to the desolate Chinese countryside. Watts and Norton are so credible portraying spouses who grow to loathe the sight of each other that it’s exciting to watch as they eventually discover the small spark that allows them to build a real marriage out of the heretofore dying embers. w

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An award winner at Cannes and an early favorite for Oscar enshrinement, Babel arrives courtesy of director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and writer Guillermo Arriaga, the same team that previously gave us 21 Grams and Amores Perros. Their main topic here is the lack of communication that exists between people, a concept already beautifully deconstructed by Robert Altman in his 1993 gem Short Cuts. In one plot strand, a Moroccan goat herder (Mustapha Rachidi) buys a used rifle and gives it to his two sons with the order to shoot any jackals that threaten the herd. In a second storyline, an American couple (Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett) on vacation are plunged into a nightmare when the wife is accidentally shot by one of the aforementioned young boys, who was merely trying to gauge the distance a bullet can travel. In another, the American couple’s two children are hauled over the U.S.-Mexico border by their nanny (Adriana Barraza), whose decision to attend her son’s

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2007 Cooking for Charity Learn the secres of award-winning culinary expert Chef Matt Cohen of the New South Cafe and eat a gourmet meal while raising funds for organizations or charities. Organizations interested should call 233-7558 or stop by at 2601 Skidaway Rd. Give for the Gulf is a year-long, comprehensive Armstrong Atlantic State University initiative that will raise funds and provide community services for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Visit www. armstrong.edu/katrina. The Hidden Treasure A book of photography taken at Tybee Island by Dr. Gustave “Stavie” Kreh is being sold with proceeds going to the Chatham Academy at Royce Center for Children and the Marine Science Center of Tybee Island. The book costs $29.95 and may be purchased online at www.tybeetreasure.com and in area gift shops. Project Linus Volunteer “blanketeers” are asked to participate by donating new, handmade, washable blankets that have been knitted, crocheted or quilted. The mission of Project Linus is to provide a sense of warmth and comfort to children who are in need by propviding them with blankets that have been lovingly handmade. Yarn, fabric and monetary donations also are accepted. Call Amanda Welch at 856-8041 or akwdoc@yahoo.com.

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Savannah 5x5 Show & Sale to benefit the American Diabetes Association will host a gala party on Feb. 16 at 5:05 p.m. at Red Kite Studio, 1522 Bull St. Local artwork in a 5-inch by 5-inch format is being displayed through Feb. 17. The gala will feature art, music and food and all of the art will be sold for $55. Savannah Friends of Music will host an array of Parties a la Carte, ranging from a Mexican Fiesta to a Scavenger Hunt, to raise money to bring music to Savannah. Call Melissa Emery at 598-1883 for information or reservations. Second Annual Winter Charity Gala The Young Professionals of Savannah will host this gala on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 7:3011:30 p.m. at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Proceeds will benefit the Bethesda Home for Boys. The cost is $85. For info, visit www. ypsav.net. Sixth Annual Kiss A Kid Campaign Paper “kisses,” shaped like a Hershery’s Kiss, can be purchased through Feb. 26 for $1 at more than 40 local businesses, including all Piggly Wiggly groceries, so build awareness and funds for The Children’s Place for sick and injured children at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Tybee Turtle Tour This program is sposnored by the Tybee Arts Association to raise money to help save turtles through ecological education in a public art forum. Fifty fiberglass statues of sea turtles have been placed around Tybee Island and vicinity, and volunteers are being sought to decorate them. Organizational meetings are being held Wednesdays at 7pm, at the old school behind the new gym on Tybee. Visit www.TybeeTurtleTour.org. The tour will be active through autumn, 2007. Valentines for Troops Liberty Tax Service, 6821 Waters, Savannah Mall and 2715 Skidaway Rd., will be collecting valentines for the troops. For information, visit www.liberytax.com or call 866-871-1040.

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AARP Senior Drivers Safety Program Classes will be held Thursday and Friday Feb. 15 and 16 from 1-5 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church on Skidaway Island. Call Chuck at 598-1011. Instructors are needed to teach this program in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties. For information, call Chuck at 5981011. AASU Open House will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. Faculty, students and staff will be on hand with information about scholarships, financial aid, admission requirements, degree programs, student life and other services and

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programs. Call 1-800-633-2349 or visit www. es.armstrong.edu/admissions/openhouse.htm. 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. 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. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. The Art School is located at 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd., No. B-2. Call Lind Hollingsworth at 921-1151 or visit www.TheArtSchool-Sav. com. Art Studio Sessions Six-week sessions on Tuesday evenngs or Wednesday mornings are offered at the Remshart Row Gallery and Studio on West Jones Street. Small groups. Oils, acrylics and pastels. Help and encouragement in creating successful artwork. Prior experience is helpful but not necessary. Tuition is $125. To register, call 234-5737. Baby sign classes Savannah Speech & Hearing Center is offering Baby Sign classes for babies aged 8-14 months and their parents. The cost is $50, which includes materials. To register, call 355-4601. Brush with Clay Classes in relief work in clay with a painterly technicque of glazing and surface decoration are offered at CarosArt Studio in Windsor Forest by professional artist/clay sculptor Carolyne Graham. Classes are held Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. a.m. to noon. Inquire about other days. The cost is $100 per six weeks of instruction. Clay supplies are extra. Call 925-7393 or 925-5465 to register. Conversational Spanish Do you want to practice your Spanish? Come to the mesa de espanol the second Thursday and last Friday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For information, send e-mail to cafecontigo@gmail. com. Davenport House Docent Training is conducted every February, July and October. Call 236-8097 or send email to jcredle@savbusiness.net.


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include a 35-minute vidoe presentation The Work of Byron Katie and an individualized sample “Inquiry.” For an appointment, call Ursula Sterling at 598-8233 or send e-mail to sterling@bellsouth.net. Kicklighter Academy has immediate openings in its preschool for typically developing children from 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Call 355-7633 to schedule a tour.

Life Challenge Consulting Engage yourself in life-changing strategies. Career; stress reduction; spirituality. Free initial half-hour consultation. Call Cindy Beach, M.S., at 429-7265. Mindfulness and Ordinary Recovery Indepth exploration of the 11th step. Meditation and contemplation instruction provided as it applies to recovery and maintenance. Classes are held on Monday from noon to 1 p.m. or 7:30-8:30 p.m. Class fee is

$12. 313 E. Harris St. For information, call Cindy Beach, M.S., 429-7265. Paralegal/Legal Secretary Program A series of 10 to 12 courses over a 1 1/2 year period at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Classes meet once a week, for eight weeks. The fee is $135. Call 927-5213. Photo Safari with photographer Frank Barevich is an ongoing class offered in conjunction with the Savannah Art Association. Take photos in continued on page 42

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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 6514248 or visit www.savannahga.gov/arts. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute 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 819-6910. 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 www.libertytax.com. 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 nonfiction and memoirs. Call 398-1727 or send e-mail to cscott613@comcast.net for details and rates. Got Goals? Workshop A series of workshops for entrepreneurs will be held every Friday in February from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the International Center for Leadership and Coaching on Drayton at 40th Street. The cost is $125 for one session, $200 for two, $325 for three and $400 for all four. Lunch, stretching and chair massage included. Casual dress. Call Aimee Hoke at 236-3660 or e-mail centercoordinator@internationalcoach.org. 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, 927-3432. 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 overcomingbyfaith.org 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. On Thursday, Jan. 18 from 2-3:30 p.m., Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship will be offered. I-To-We Free Tele-Class Series for Couples Relationship coach Glenn Cohen will present a free one-hour tele-class every Tuesday at 9 p.m. Learn how to create a peaceful, joyous, passionate and loving relationships. Register at www.I-to-we-relationship-coaching.com. Introducing the Work of Byron Katie A technique developed by Byron Katie can provide a framework to solve problems. Workshops that introduce the process of “inquiry,” also known as “The Work,” are offered to the public free of charge and


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downtown and learn how to compose a photograph and shoot for the best effect. Call 660-6994 or fbrab@comcast.net. Puppet Shows are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center for schools, day cares, libraries, churches, community events and fairs. Call 447-6605. Riding Lessons Norwood Stables in Sandfly near the Isle of Hope is offering riding lessons for ages 6 through 76, including Hunt Seat (English) or Dressage. The stables also offers summer camps, rentals, leasing, boarding and horses for sale. For a tour, call 356-1387. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center offers a variety of business classes. The center is at 801 E. Gwinnett St. Call 6523582. Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes Be bilingual. The center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Call 272-4579 or 308-3561. e-mail savannahlatina@yahoo. com or visit www.savannahlatina.com. Free

folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shakespeare Festival Classes A scene study class with an emphasis on this year’s Shakespeare Festival production will be presented Sundays from 4-6 p.m. The class is free and open to all local talent. It will be held on Sundays at the STUDIO, 2805B Roger Lacey Ave. Call Mark Niebuhr at 695-9146. Step Up Training programs for construction, office clerk, warehouse operator, manufacturing operator and hospital patient transporter will be held. Information sessions will be held Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Mary’s Community Center, 812 W. 36th St.; Feb. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at the Garden City Recreation Center; Feb. 28 from 5:307:30 p.m. at the St. Pius X Family Resource Center, 705 E. Anderson; and March 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Housing Authority of Savannah’s Neighborhood Resource Center.

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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 ggsod.com. 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 Dance@BreffniAcademy.com. Visit www.IrishDanceClasses.com. 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 laura_chason@yahoo.com. Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc. offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany B. at 272-8329. Mommy and Me Dance Class Little dancers ages 18 months to 3 years get an introduction to dance and creative

movement. Classes are Tuesdays from 10:3011:15 a.m. at the Gretchen Greene School of Dance, located on Wilmington Island. Call 897-4235 or visit www.ggsod.com. The Savannah Shag Club Savannah’s original shag club meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Doubles Lounge in the Holiday Inn Midtown and Fridays at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 36 on Victory Drive. Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah hosts Magnificent Mondays from 6:30-11 p.m. at Double’s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free basic shag, swing, salsa, cha cha, line dance and others are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered. The lesson schedule is posted at www.shagbeachbop.com and announced each Monday. The dance lessons are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Special cocktail prices are from 6:30-10 p.m. and their are hors d’ouerves. There is no cover charge. Everyone is invited and welcomed into club membership. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit www.shagbeachbop.com. The Studio Ongoing classes include Hip Hop/Funk on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Adult Beginner Ballet on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. There are a variety of advanced classes daily. The Studio is located at 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. just off the intersection of Skidaway and Victory. Call 695-9149 or 356-8383 or visit ww.thestudiosav.com. Wheelchair and Disabled 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 Memorial Health’s The Rehabilitation Institute, 4700 Waters Ave. . For information, call Charleen Harden at 308-7307 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.

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sessions, Step Aerobics will be offered at the JEA on Thursday’s at 6:15 am. Cost is $35 per month. Call Drew Edmonds at 355-8111. Ladies Living Smart fitness club provides nutritional education and exercise to encourage lifestyle changes at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. at 5:30 p.m. Call 447-6605. Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meditation Class

Nia Movement Classes are offered at the Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St. on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:15-8:15 p.m. The cost is $12 for walk-ins or $105 for a 10-class punch card. Call 236-2131 or 350-2467 or visit www.holistic.memorialhealth.com. Pilates Classes are offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing, Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30, eight sessions are $50. Preregister by calling 819-6463. continued on page 44

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Savannah Yoga Center is offering a meditation and Pranayama (breathing) class on Saturday mornings from 8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m. from January through March. Led by Amanda Westerfield, the class is free with a suggested donation of $5 per class. All donations will go to Park Place Outreach, formerly Savannah Runaways. Each quarter, SYC will choose a different local charity to donate to. Call Kelley J. Boyd at 441-6653 or visit www.savannahyoga. com.

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and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 355-3011 for an appointment. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. www.ssomt. com. 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. Free Nutritional Counseling/Body Fat Testing by certified nutritional consultants. Muscle Quest Sports Nutrition Center, 109 Jefferson St. downtown. Call ahead to reserve a space at 232-4784. Gentle Yoga Evening classes offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:45 p.m. and lunch classes Monday from noon to 1 p.m. $12 per evening class, $10 per lunchtime class. $75 for an eight-week session. Classes at The Yoga Loft at Womancare, 800 E. 70th St. Call Lisa at 398-2588. Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group Classes are offered Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Drop-in rate is $10, $8 for students or 10 classes for $80, $70 for students. All experience levels are welcome. Look on the web at www.jadelotustaichi.com. The Jewish Education Alliance Join Amy Levy at 9:45 am on Fridays for yoga. Fee is $35 per month, Water Aerobics, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:30 am. Fee is $42 a month for up to 16

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Pregnancy Yoga A special four-week session will be held before the Thanksgiving holiday on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:15 p.m. in offices located at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Prenatal 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 $48 for once a week or $80 for twice a week for the 4-week session. Call 596-0584 or send e-mail to ann@aikyayoga.com. Savannah Yoga Center Three new classes will be offered in 2007. Drop-ins are welcome. The new schedule is: Monday, 9-10:30 am Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Sally; and 6-7:15 pm Yoga Basics w/ Heather. On Tuesday, 6-7:30 pm Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Brent. On Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm Hot Yoga All Levels w/ Katie. On Thursday, 4:15-5:15 pm Teen Yoga w/ Heather (Ages 13+); and 6-7:15 pm All Levels Flow w/ Kelley. On Friday, 10–11:15 am Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Sally; and 5:45-7 pm, Mellow Flow Yoga w/ Kate. On Saturday, 10-10:45 am Meditation w/ Amanda (suggested donation is $5. 100% of proceeds go to local charity); and 11-12:15 pm All Levels Flow Yoga w/ Kelley. On Sunday, 5-6 pm Community Flow Yoga w/ Amanda (cost is $5). The Savannah Yoga Center is located at 45 E. 40th St. Call Director Kelley Boyd at 441-6653, email kelley@savannahyoga.com or visit www.savannahyoga.com.

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are offered Mondays and Fridays from 10:3011:30 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. Teen Yoga Class Savannah Yoga Center is offering a class for teens 13 and up on Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. The cost is $13 per class, $11 with a student ID, or an 8, 12 and 20-class card can be purchased for a discounted price. Call Kelley J. Boyd at 441-6653 or visit www. savannahyoga.com. 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.

Yoga at Memorial Health The Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St., offers Gentle Kripalu Yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11:15 a.m.; Hatha Yoga on Mondays from 5:45-7 p.m.; Integral Yoga on Wednesdays from 5:45-7 p.m.; Hot Yoga on Fridays from 5:45-7 p.m., Amrit Yoga on Saturdays from 10-11:15 a.m. All classes are $12 for walk-ins, $70 for unlimited monthly classes or $105 for a 10-class punch card. Call 236-2131 or 350-2467 or visit www.holistic.memorialhealth.com. Free Guided Meditation is offered Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and free Open Meditation is offered Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Yoga For Round Bodies Explore yoga postures for the fuller figure while experiencing stress relief and the healing power of yoga. Six-week session is $70. Classes at The Yoga Loft at Womancare, 800 E. 70th St. Call Lisa at 398-2588. The Yoga Room Monday: Vinyasa from 5-6:15 p.m., Open Flow Level I and II 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday: Yoga Flow Level II and III from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday: Yoga Flow Level I from 10-11:30 a.m. and Open Flow Level I and II from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday: Power Yoga from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Friday: Vinyasa from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Yoga Flow Level I from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday: Yoga Flow Level I from 1011:15 a.m., Power Yoga from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Seated Meditation from 1-1:30 p.m. Sunday: Vinyasa from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Yoga Flow Level II and III from 56:30 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. Single class $12, 8-class package for $75 and 15-class package for $120. Eight-week sessions in Kripalu Yoga, Mommy and Me Yoga and Prenatal Yoga also are available for $75 for the session. Call 8980361 or email svnnhyogaroom@aol.com.. Yogalates Classes are offered by St. Joseph’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.

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Advantages of Changing Your Lifestyle is a seminar that will be presented Feb. 15 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/Candler

African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 4476605. Be Stress Free Learn to go within, find balance -- access clarity, inner wisdom and peace. This free meditation group meets every first Saturday from noon to 9-10 a.m. at 6205 Abercorn St., No. 203. Arrive by 11:55 a.m. and go to the front door. To reserve a space, email Ellen Farrell, M.A. at ellenjfarrell@comcast.net or call 247-4263. Birth Preparation Class to prepare couples educationally and psychologically for the labor and birth process will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 from 1-5 p.m. at The Family Health and Birth Center, 119 Chimney Rd. in Rincon. The cost is $25 per couple. Pre-registration is required. Call 6600863, visit www.midwifestore.com or e-mail midwifestore@aol.com. Can’t Sleep? Can’t sleep or stay asleep? Hypnosis and guided imagery works. Call 927-3432 for more information. Case Management Program St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St., will sponsor a client assessment and referral service that assists individuals in obtaining health care and medical assistance,

indigent services, housing and other social services. Call 447-6605 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 Cardiovascular Council, Inc. offers free blood pressure checks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1900 Abercorn St. Call 232-6624. 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 tests and mammograms. Call 692-1451 to see if you qualify for services. Located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5, Medical Center. Dual Recovery Anonymous This 12-step program addresses all addictions and mental health recovery. Persons who are recovering from an addiction and a mental health problem can send e-mail to katkope@ netscape.com for information.

Easy Way to Obtain Diabetic Supplies is a seminar that will be presented Feb. 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 4476605. 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. continued on page 46

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Dear Rob: Could you please tell me how I can get the men I like to remove me from the pedestals they put me on? If something doesn’t change soon, I’ll have to call down the lightning and obliterate their delusions. Sorry if that sounds violent. It’s just that storms start building whenever I feel cramped by demands disguised as love. -Over-Idolized Aries.” Dear Over-Idolized: Good news! You’ve entered a phase that will be favorable for shattering naive projections and unrealistic expectations. You’ll also be skilled at escaping neediness that feels like a straitjacket.

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ponder since you jumped out of your skin last year. CANCER (June 21-July 22): I expect you’ll soon be communing with sore spots and delicate feelings, Cancerian. Allergies may be featured prominently as well--if not the literal kind, then maybe the metaphorical version. People might be extra ticklish, sometimes to the point of irritability. And yet all the squirming will actually be a good sign. It’ll mean that one of your most confounding contradictions is close to being resolved. For best results, act decisively at the moment when your vulnerability is most intense.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “What have you learned so far this year?” I asked my newsletter’s readers recently. “I’ve learned that asking for what I want is the first step toward actually getting it,” wrote Sarah Pearson. “And I’ve learned that the journey you take to try and escape your fate can be as interesting as the fate itself.” Of all the lessons I’d love you to learn in the first half of 2007, Libra, those two are my favorites.

a lot. So I did what she suggested. What she said next, however, revealed that she wasn’t actually talking to me. “Eight out of ten women are wearing the wrong bra!” she exclaimed. “Are you?” She then gave tips on how to select an undergarment that’s just right for a woman’s shape, size, and posture. I watched in perplexed awe. How could so many people be ignorant about such a fundamental thing? Later, while meditating on your astrological omens, I realized there’s a comparable phenomenon going on in your world. You’re missing something important about one of the basic facts of your life. Please find out what it is.

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): When 46 English scholars completed their translation of the King James Bible in 1610, Taurus writer William Shakespeare was 46 years old. In their version of Psalm 46, the 46th word from the beginning is “shake” and the 46th word from the end is “spear.” Coincidence? I think not. Just as it’s no accident that a minute ago I finished reading Psalm 46, and am now composing your horoscope for the period that begins February 15, which is the 46th day of the year. As I write, I’m sitting in a cafe located at 46 Cabrillo Highway in Half Moon Bay, CA. The people at the table next to me are celebrating their friend’s 46th birthday, and out the window I can see a runway where there’s a small plane with a 46 painted on its side. My conclusion? 46 is your lucky number, Taurus, and you’re about to harvest about 46 tons of eerily delightful synchronicities. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You seem to be suffering, although in an interesting way, from a metaphysical version of jet lag. Maybe it’s because you’ve been stretching your boundaries with such experimental vigor. Or maybe it’s because you’ve been engaging in a form of time- travel, exploring the past and future in your dreams and fantasies. In any case, you can take comfort in the knowledge that the warps and tweaks you’re dealing with are the results of your brave choices. Congratulations as well for having churned up the most useful riddles you’ve had to

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Imagine this scene. You’re really thirsty--so dehydrated that you’re feeling faint. Yet here’s the weird thing: You’re walking along the bank of a wide river that’s so clear you could see the bottom if you looked. But you’re not looking. In fact, you seem oblivious to the surging force of nature just a few yards away. Is it invisible to you? Are you so preoccupied with your suffering that you’re blind to the very source that would end your suffering? Up ahead you see a man. As you approach, you see he’s holding a glass of water. You run to him and beg him to let you drink. He readily agrees. Gratefully, you guzzle the precious liquid, then thank him profusely. As you walk away, he calls after you, “By the way, there’s a lot more water over there,” and he points to the river. Do you hear him? If you hear him, do you believe him? Or do you keep walking, hoping to find another man with another glass somewhere up ahead? VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It’s time to take down the “Under Construction” signs and clean up the messes from your works in progress. At least for now, your heart has lost its drive for further renovation and rehabilitation. Whether you think you’re ready or not, then, it’s time for a grand re-opening. I suggest you offer free toasters or other incentives to pull in new clients, as well as to coax disaffected old ones into returning. It may also help to put up an “Under New Management” sign.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “My God, these folks don’t know how to love,” wrote novelist D. H. Lawrence, “that’s why they love so easily.” He certainly wasn’t referring to people from your tribe. You Scorpios may find it easy to entertain gusts of lust, but you’re too smart about real love to dive casually into its mysteries. You want to be a perpetual student who’s in humble awe of the primal power of deep attraction. You know intimately that no matter how sweet and light love may sometimes feel, it always has the potential to sweep you into the unpredictable depths and change everything forever. Meditate further on these matters; it’ll prepare you for the coming weeks.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You want hot gold secrets to ripen in your dark candy soul? Then here’s what you do: Study the ocean’s memory for its teachings about moon victories. Extract a fresh green why from the book of storms you dreamed about. When the flowers’ clouds soar over your shadow, and when night’s funny sky has turned into warm moist roars, you’ll know exactly how to look through the sun to the other side of your best fear. (The preceding horoscope may sound crazily lyrical, even poetically feral, but it’s a perfect embodiment of the attitude you should cultivate in order to have a successful week.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I was watching Oprah’s TV show at 2 a.m. “Take off your shirt and look down,” she told me. I don’t automatically do everything the World’s Wealthiest Woman tells me, but I trust her

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In solidarity with eternal flux and in the name of all that’s both rowdy and holy, I hereby declare change to be a good thing. Furthermore, in accordance with the astrological omens, I announce that change is especially healthy for you right now. I mean it, Aquarius. Change is not only not a bad thing. It’s downright wonderful. So let’s rise up bravely, you and I, and proclaim that change is the essential nature of the universe--that it’s one of the most prominent and resplendent qualities of God Herself. From now until forevermore, let’s agree to celebrate change, to welcome it, to revere it--starting this week. Amen, namasté, blessed be, shalom, and hallelujah! PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): I believe you’re climbing up out of the primordial ooze for the last time. You’re done! Never again will you be fully immersed in the stinky depths of hell on earth! Never again will moody despair comprise more than 49 percent of your worldview. From now on, you will be smarter about how to avoid unnecessary pain and misery. You will also be a better escape artist. Now go buy yourself a graduation present. w

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Free hearing & speech screening Every Thursday morning from 9-11 a.m. at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601. Free Skin Cancer Screening will be Feb. 17 at the Habersham YMCA. To register, call 819-3368 or visit www.sjchs.org. Gastric Bypass Surgery Session Memorial Health Bariatrics presents free informational sessions every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium with Dr. John Angstadt and other staff members, who discuss obesity and the surgical process. Free. Call 350-DIET or visit bariatrics.memorialhealth.com. Good Beginnings A comprehensive orientation of midwifery care for women that includes a tour of the Family Health and Birth Center for women and their families will be held Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2 and 4 p.m. The center is located at 119 Chimney Rd. in Rincon. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Call 826-4155 or send e-mail to www.themidwifegroup.com. HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training My Brothaz Home, Inc., a local nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, offers free HIV/ AIDS and STD awareness training, risk reduction counseling and prevention case management to individual males and groups of males. Upon completion of the training, a monetary incentive and educational materials will be given to each participant. Call 2318727. Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Clinic is offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler and Emory. Patients can receive pre and post-operative care at the clinic rather than travel to Atlanta. Call Karen Traver, R.N. Transplant Coordinator, at 819-8350. 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, 9273432. Mammograms St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. SJ/C accepts most insurance plans. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Mammograms will be performed Feb. 15 at the Bryan County Health Department in Richmond Hill. Call 819-6800 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed Feb. 20 at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical GroupRincon. Mammograms will be performed Feb. 21 at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group-Pembroke. Call 819-6800 for appointments. Memorial Health blood pressure check are offered free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 3507587. Memorial Health CPR training FitnessOne provides American Heart Association courses each month to certify individuals in infant, child and adult CPR. The cost is $30. Call 350-4030 or visit www. memorialhealth.com.

Memorial Health group meditation offered free to the public every Tuesday from 5:30-6 p.m. on the third floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine. Memorial Health heart risk assessment is held once a month at FitnessOne. The appointment takes about 40 minutes and the cost is $50. Call Midge at 350-4042. 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. 927-3432.

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Dolphin Project of Georgia Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research which will take place one weekend during the months of January, April, July and October. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit www.TheDolphinProject. org. Shorebirds and Shorelines A Wilderness Southeast expert birding guide will introduce participants to Georgia’s unique barrier island habitat as well as some of the long-distance flyers returning after nesting in the Arctic on Sunday, Feb. 18 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Meet at the end of Polk Street on Tybee. The cost is $10. Call 897-5108 for reservations. Stewardship of Land and Water Conference The ecumenical gropu Presbyterians for Restoring Dreation invites persons of all denominations and faiths to workshops that will be held Feb. 15, 16 and 17 at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simon’s Island. For information, call 404-270-0894. Take a walk on the wild side at the Oatland Island Education Center. The “Native Animal Nature Trail” features a variety of live animals and landscapes and winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats. Located 5 miles east of downtown off the Islands Expressway. M-F:9 a.m.-4 p.m. and most Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $3 per person for everyone over 4. 898-3980 or visit www.oatlandisland.org. Tybee Island Marine Science Center Visit the center to discover the Georgia coast. The exhibits and aquariums are home to more than 100 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, corals and other interesting sea creatures. Beach Discovery Walks are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Call 786-5917 for information about current programs. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children 3-16. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesdays when it is open 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers for Tybee Marine Center Tybee Marine Science Center is looking for volunteers interested in supporting educational programs. Help is needed with touch tank presentations, animal care, special events, sea turtle monitoring, outreach programs, gift shop and office duties. Call 7865917 or visit www.tbeemsc.org.


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Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. 447-6605. The Garden Guide of the Lower South The release of the third edition of this guide, put together by the Trustees Garden Club of Savannah, is available in stores or it can be ordered by mail for $24.50. Checks should be made payable to Trustees Garden Club and mailed to Box 24215, Savannah, 31405-4215. Include your complete name and address with your order. All procedds go to the club’s beautification and restoration projects. Seth Material Book Discussion Group If you’ve read these concepts and would like to discuss them with others, call 224-2120. The group will meet Mondays at 6 p.m. for 8 weeks. There is no cost.

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Chanted Office of Compline The Service of Compline, �Saying good night to God,� is chanted Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson Square. Christian Businessmen’s Committee meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Peggy Lynn’s Country Cooking, 3718 Ogeechee Rd. Call 964-4297. Ekklesia, The Church Do church in a casual and relaxed setting on Saturday nights. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m., praise and worship at 6:30 p.m. in the BSU building on Abercorn between the Publix Shopping Center and the Armstrong campus. Call 596-4077. Energy Share Circle at Dovestar Experience the power of healing energy through reiki, alchemical body work, shamaballa and yoga bodywork every Friday at 7 p.m. Free. 11911 Middleground Rd. Call 9200801. The God Abouts Senior Adult Ministry will hold Showers of Love, a monthly luncheon, on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at noon at Chapel by the Sea Baptist Church on Tybee Island. Lunch will be provided by the ministry. Music by Wayne Turner will be presented. Call Betty or Jurrell Davis at 897-2364. Manifestation Gathering at Dovestar is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Learn ancient techniques to connect with your personal power to insure success for all your wishes for prosperity on a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual level. Free. Call 9200801. Meditation Group This free meditation group meets every first Saturday day from 9-10 a.m. at 6205 Abercorn St., No. 203. Arrive by 11:55 a.m. and go to the front door. To reserve a space, email Ellen Farrell, M.A. at ellenjfarrell@comcast.net or call 247-4263. Nicodemus by Night An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Overcoming by Faith

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Lacrosse Team Forming If you are between the ages of 15 and 50 and have the desire to play one of the fastest games on two feet, call 920-4568 and ask for John Baer, a former All American Goalie in 1976, an Australian World team selectee in 1982 and a winning coach for nearly 28 years. Some fees will be needed for uniforms and other expenses. Savannah Area Tennis will hold an after-school and weekend Junior Group Tennis Program for ages kindergarten through 12th grade at various sites throughout Savannah. A cardio tennis program, Adults’ Workout With a Racquet, is a group activity that features drills aimed at giving players of all abilities a high-energy workout. Sessions are $10. For information about either program, call Phyllis Greene at 961-9862 or 507-9862 or send e-mail to ctcsavannahga@prodigy.net. Savannah Disc Golf Club holds an Open Doubles Tournament at 1 p.m. each Saturday at Tom Triplett Park on U.S. 80 between Dean Forest Road and Interstate 95. New players are welcome. Teams are chosen by luck of the draw. Entry is $5. For information, visit savannahdiscgolf.com. w

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Low-Cost Microchip Clinic will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 from 1-4 p.m. at Savannah Toyota on Abercorn, across from Lowe’s and Home Depot. For $10, pets will be microchipped with a 24PetWatch microchip. For information, call Lisa Scarbrough at 3514151 or lisa@coastalpetrescue.org. St. Almo The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 4 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Time changes with season. Call for time change. Call 234-3336. Savannah Kennel Club meets monthly on the fourth Monday at 7 p.m. from September through May at Fire Mountain restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. Those who wish to eat before the meeting are encouraged to come earlier. Savannah’s First Pug Playday This group meets every first Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Savannah Dog Park at 41st and Drayton streets. All humans and dogs who live in a pug household are welcome. A donation to the Savannah Dog Park would be appreciated. Contact Mike or Melinda at kennedy.mike@comcast.net. Site Launched for Reclaiming Lost Pets A new website has been launched to help people reclaim lost pets. It is located at www. thepetrescue.com.

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Grand opening Sale! 20 acres $99,900 pay no closing costs 20 wooded acres in GA. Coastal region. Loaded w/wildlife. Long road frontage, utils, new survey. Subdivision potential. Excellent financing. Call now 1-800-898-4409 x1117. $ I BUY HOUSES $ We buy houses & lots/land. Don’t Stress! We buy “as is”! (No bank inspections needed) Quick, Fair Offers. Fast Closings. Avoid Foreclosure. Don’t Wait Any Longer, Call us today! 912-429-9600 (We are not Realtors) $ I BUY HOUSES $ We buy houses & lots/land. Don’t Stress! We buy “as is”! (No bank inspections needed) Quick, Fair Offers. Fast Closings. Avoid Foreclosure. Don’t Wait Any Longer, Call us today! 912-429-9600 (We are not Realtors)

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1+ Acre lots from $79,900 outstanding Savannah area location. First Class amenitites including lakes, pool, gated entrance. Convenient to I-95Lakefront & Marsh front also available. Excellent financing available to qualified buyers. Call for more info now! 1-888Lake -Sale X2161 offer void where prohibited. Terms and conditions may change without notice.

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Homes for Rent

1601 EAST 59th STREET: 3-bed- down payment. $1150/month. rooms, 2-baths, fully renovated Won’t last long! Call brick house w/garage. Near Mid- 912-398-6416. town & hospital. $950/month. Call 912-429-9600. 2119 UTAH STREET: 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, w/large kitchen, new carpet, $765/month. 912-352-0983, Lanier Homes, Inc. 2304 SHIRLEY DRIVE RENOVATED, 3 BR/1 BATH Brick House with Garage. Close to SSU. LR/DR, CH*A fenced backyard. WS/DR connection. $830*/month Call 912-844-3974 3 BEDROOM/2 BATHROOM house, be the first tenant, completely remodeled! Secluded reteat, close to downtown, off Bonaventure Rd. Off-street parking, fenced yard, safe neighborhood! Spacious kitchen with new EVERYTHING, new central heat/air, new ceramic tile and paint throughout, deck, screened porch, laundry room, built-in BBQ with patio, great shade, ALL appliances included, even micro, DW, W/D, deposit required, pets OK. $950/month. Call 828-773-9625. ARDSLEY PARK: 217 East 56th Street. 3BR/2.5BA Townhome, LR w/fireplace, equipped kitchen, fenced yard, washer/dryer. $1200/monthly. Call 656-2898. BEAUTIFUL HOME IN RICHMOND HILL, GA 3-bedrooms + 1 bonus, 2-baths, nice fenced backyard. Great location within walking distance from schools, in newer Sterling Creek. $1100/month. For more information call 912-271-0096.

SAVANNAH’S BEST RENTAL PROPERTIES

Ask About Opportunity for Deep Water Dock Use 5 Rio Road: NEW 3BR, 2BA, home w/wrap-around porch. Near malls, hospitals & downtown. Island Living, Marsh view & Island Breeze, Public boat ramp 1 block away. www.savannahsbest properties.com 112 Inca: Spacious, brick/siding home w/lots of updating, efficiency apt. or mother-in-law suite also on property. www.savannahsbest properties.com 621 Derrick Inn Rd.: Good starter home w/2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large yard. www.savannahsbest properties.com Waterfront Apt.: Furnished 1BR, efficiency apt. on the Forest River. www.savannahsbest properties.com 4 Inwood: 2BR Cottage on Southside Island, hardwood floors, huge master BR, screened summer porch, workshop/storage area, fenced backyard, washer & dryer included.

www.savannahsbest properties.com Savannah Real Estate Investments, Inc. 912-921-1000

SMALL UPSTAIRS office at Bahia Bleu Marina. Office has beautiful Beautiful Victorian home on 37th view overlooking the WilmingStreet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, living ton River. $695/includes utilities. and dining. Fully equipped kitch- Call 354-2283. en and laundry. Central heat and Sell. Find. Free! air. 2 car garage. Just minutes to Buy. www.connectsavannah.com downtown and SCAD. $1100/month. Available March TYBEE: RENOVATED, unfurnished 1st. Call 912-596-1540. 2BR/1BA, great quiet location. Available 03/01/07. No pets. BECOME A HOMEOWNER! Also furnished 1BR/efficiency. Rent-to-own 4 bedroom, 2 bath 912-484-3639 or 770-435-4708. home near Pooler. Asking for

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912-233-6000 www.CoraBettT homas.com PAY A FAIR PRICE!

Montgomery Quarters 455 Montgomery Street NEW contemporary construction 2 bdrm 2 bath & 33 bdrm bath 2 bdrm 2 bath bdrm 22bath All on level, elevator, off street one level, elevator, securesecure gated parking, lge parking walkin closets, all appliances, granite,Prices wood flooring, walk scad buildings starting @ $349,900 starting at to $349,000

Sales Office: 348 Jefferson St. Savannah, GA 31401 912.234.1255 www.gardensdistrict.com

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How can you be certain you're not paying too much when you buy a home? Are there any safeguards to protect buyers against overpriced homes? Buyers can best protect themselves against overpricing by comparing a number of similar homes. To do this, the agent is first given detailed information about buying objectives, i.e. the size home, location, style, number of rooms, etc. Then, buyers are shown a selection of comparable properties. Comparing homes may at first seem confusing. As more homes are added to the comparison list, however, overpriced homes begin to stand out like a sore thumb. Buyers who plan to finance their home through a mortgage lender have an added line of defense against overpricing - an appraisal. Because the lender is financing a substantial part of the purchase price, the home's value must be appraised. This is the lender's protection against overpricing, since a low appraisal would raise a red flag about the home's true value. The appraiser will identify other similar homes that have recently sold, and compare the sale prices of each. The size and condition of the homes are also compared, resulting in a final appraised value for the home being purchased. There is one other way buyers are protected from overpricing - the law of supply and demand. Sellers generally realize that buyers compare homes before making a purchase. They know their home must be priced fairly to attract buyers. The result? Most homes are marketed at a fair price.

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DISHWASHER/BUS PERSON NEEDED Must be able to work in a fast paced environment. Must be dependable & punctual. Starting salary $6.50/hour plus tips. Average weekly hours needed 20. Apply Monday-Thursday between 11-11:30am. All applicants must be able to pass drug screen and background check. The Express Cafe & Bakery. 39 Barnard Street. EOE.

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Gated Water view condo on Tybee includes beach access and pool, furnished and includes utilities and WIFI hotspots. $950 month thru April and $1100 thru August. Month to month or short term lease. Owner is licensed agent in the state of Georgia, Lic# 127150 Call LaTrelle @ 658-7777

Perfect for first time homeowner or downsizing couple. Approx. 1600 sq. ft. on .82 acre. Home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths; dining room/living room combo and eat in kitchen. Master bath has double vanities and whirlpool bath with separate shower. Two car carport is attached to home. Call LaTrelle for your showing of this adorable home place at 658-7777. H-4625 $103,000

Beautiful country lot. This 3 bbdrm/2 bath is over 1300 sq. ft, with over 3/4 of an acre surrounded by many mature trees. Home includes new paint, new flooring, new metal roof, and new HVAC. Let your worries melt away in this affordable home priced at only $89,900. Call LaTrelle Pevey at 658-7777 and come enjoy it yourself today! H-4627

708 EaST 51ST STREET • uniT b 2 BR w/bonus room, 1 BA, kitchen w/eating area, electric stove and dishwasher, hardwood floors, living room w/fireplace, dining room shared, yard pets ok. $900/ mo. 622 WEST vicTORY dRivE 3 BR, 2 BA home, living room, dining room, heart pine floors, eat-in kitchen, gas stove, electric water heater, stack washer/dryer, fenced backyard, 2 off-street parking spaces. $1,000/mo. 2025 EaST 40Th STREET 3 BR, 1-1/2 BA, home oak, hardwood floors, dining room, living room, kitchen, washer/dryer connections, large fenced yard, offstreet parking. $1,200/mo. 313 EaST hEnRY STREET 1 BR, 1 BA apartment, living room, furnished kitchen, washer/ dryer, off-street parking. $650/ mo. 525 EaST hEnRY STREET 5 BR 3-1/2 BA home, large kitchen, living room, dining room, fenced yard, W/D, fresh paint. $1,800/mo. 3231 WhiTEmaRSh WaY 1 BR, 1BA condo located in the Merritt open kitchen, living room, total electric, W/D, community pool, tennis courts and gym. No pets. $925/mo. 306 WEST paRK avEnuE lOWER apaRTmEnT 2 BR, 1 BA, living room/dining room combo, W/D, CHA, high ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace. Available mid November. $900/mo.

Custom brick home on 2 plus park-like acres with pond view. 3000 sq. ft., 4 br, 3 ½ ba, island kitchen w/brkfst rm and built ins, formal dining, Great room w/ FP and Bonus Room. Tiled Master Bath w/whirlpool and separate shwr. 3 walk in attic storage areas. Separate workshop. Oversized 2 car side entrance garage and carport. Many upgrades View our video at www.VideoHomeGuide.com/150briarwoodcourt.htm Call LaTrelle at 658-7777 to view this lovely home. H-4631 $374,000 lly ica d ast ce Dr Redu

Unique 4 bed/ 3 bath home. 4th bdrm. is upstairs bonus with bath and closet. Private yard backs up to protected land that cannot be built on. Quiet southern mornings on the screened in porch that has doors off Master bedroom sitting area and kitchen. Community pool to cool off in. . Call LaTrelle at 658-7777 $219,900 H-4663

Several homes and townhomes for rent. Effingham County. Prices from $825 to $1550. Short and long term leases. Deposit and credit check required. Section 8 not accepted. Call Susan Jones ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550

Apartments for Rent

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106a EaST andERSOn STREET 2 BR, 1 BA condo. Living room, kitchen, hardwood floors, offstreet parking, washer/dryer, water/trash/sewer included. $900/ mo. 214 b WEST paRK avEnuE 2 BR, 1 BA apartment with claw tub, living room, kitchen with hardwood floors, central heat air. No pets. Available mid February. $800/mo. 614 EaST duffY STREET 2 BR, 2 BA apt. Living room, kitchen, CHA. $875/mo. 203 EaST YORK STREET #2 2 BR, 1 BA, parlor apartment, kitchen with new dishwasher, electric stove, refrigerator, disposal, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, central heat and air, large walk-in closet. No pets. $1200/mo. 445 JEffERSOn 2 BR, 1 BA apartment, furnished kitchen with pantry, built-in microwave, living room, stack washer and dryer, total electric, No pets. Available Mid February. $1000/mo. 813 EaST 37Th STREET (lOWER) 1 BR, 1 BA with claw tub, kitchen with electric stove, living room, stacked washer dryer, shared yard. Off street parking, central heat and air, hardwood floors. $600/mo.

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MIDTOWN 2 bedrooms, 1 Bath plus Sunroom. Renovated, central heat/air. $650 monthly. Call 912-429-9600.

$150,000 as low as $748/month. Call Paul on 912-257-9500.

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Townhomes/Condos for Rent

Lafayette Condo: Perfect Location Exec Condo; 4th FL; Great views. 17 ft ceiling, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, K, W/D, storage. Safe building; elevator, street parking. Only $1250,includes W/S/T. 1 yr L; w/Cr&Rr chk. 912-667-0448

Apartments for Rent 2-BEDROOM, 2-BATH APARTMENT, Gated community on Wilmington Island. Call 912-897-4872.

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Room for Rent A GREAT ROOM, SUPER AREA: Quiet, safe. TV, cable, utilities included, private entrance, fully furnished. Must see! $500/month or $145/week plus deposit. Call 843-683-2566.

LARGE VICTORIAN near library. Walk-in closet, fireplace, refrigerator/microwave, phone, cable, HISTORIC DISTRICT: internet, w/d utilities, nicely furGardens on Jones nished. $140/wk, $504/mo. SevLuxurious 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 en days. Call 912-231-9464. bath condo. Secure garage p a r k i n g, e l evato r, ce nt ra l ROOM FOR RENT with private courtyard, washer/dryer. Close entrance, one block from main lit o e v e r y t h i n g ! Av a i l a b l e brary. Use of kitchen/laundry 01/01/07. $1,600/month. No with phone, cable, internet & p ets. Call M onic a at utilities. $125/week ly, 912-547-0688 or $450/monthly + deposit. Call 7 mrama1@hotmail.com. days a week @ 231-9464.

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ADAMS PEVEY

16 Thackery Place 2 BR, 1BA apartment – Thackery Place is between Bull and Montgomery off of 61st Street. Close to Montgomery Hall and Habersham Village. Spacious apartment with a separate dining room, hardwood floors, central H/A, W/ D connections, total electric and off street parking. Pet-friendly. $650/mo.

542 East 49th Street In the heart of Ardsley, this spacious upper half of a duplex (over 1,500 sq.ft.) features 3BR, 1 ½ BA, formal LR, DR, sun room, hardwood floors, C H/A, W/D conn.., kitchen with stove, refrigerator and dishwasher, small backyard and off-street parking. Pet-friendly. Available April. $1,000/mo.

912-658-7777

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4906 Bull Street Between 65th and 66th Street, this cute 1BR, 1BA apartment features an eat-in-kitchen, with stove and refrigerator, new laminated hardwood floors, gas heat, window A/C units, off-street parking. Pet-friendly. $550/mo.

10 West 40th Street Beautifully renovated 2 BR, 1BA lower half of duplex in the Starland District. Features include formal LR, with a large front porch, formal DR, refinished heart pine floors, ceiling fans, bathroom and kitchen with ceramic tile floors, separate laundry room and private courtyard. C H/A, total electric and paid security system. Pet-friendly. $935/mo.

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NICE 2BR Apartment for Rent 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. Silver, Move-In Special: 1/2 off 1st leather interior, good condition. Month’s Rent! $10,500 OBO. 695-5243. 2BR / 1 Bath, lower 1/2 of duplex in Baldwin Park (near 40th & Price). Owner lives upstairs. Totally renovated, CHA, some wood floors, W/D, dishwasher, security system. No utilities included. $750/month plus deposit. 912-856-4330.

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Master Gardener’s dream. Over 3 acres with a pond. This 4 bedroom 2 bath homes has a separate Dining Room, eat in kitchen, Great Room and a separate Den that could be a 5th bedroom. South Effingham Schools. Call LaTrelle for your viewing of this special home at 658-7777. H-4694 .$269,900.

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1112 East Victory Drive Spacious 3BR, 2BA house with a formal living room, formal dining room, and large family room. Refinished hardwood floors, central H/A, separate laundry room with washer/dryer, wrap around front porch with views of Daffin Park, small fenced in backyard, one car garage and off-street parking. Pet-friendly. $1,100/mo.

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