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Thursday, June 21

Savannah Children’s Theatre’s Disney’s Beauty and the Beast continues What: A full-scale theatrical production of the beloved musical, with lavish costumes and sets. When: June 21, 22, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m., June 23 and 24 at 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $15-$20. Info: www. or 238-9015.

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a a i n t L i a s t e F What: The Latin American Services Organization will hold its second annual Fiesta Latina with more than a dozen live performances, including folkloric song, dance and music. There also will be face painting, clowns, pinatas, cultural booths, food and more. When: Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Rousakis Plaza on River Street. Cost: Free. Info: Call 232-2032 or visit or

What: Relive the days when rock ‘n roll was born.

When: June 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. and June 23, 24 and 30 at 3 p.m. Where: 222 Bull St. Cost: Adults $33 and 17 and under $16. Info: Call 233-7764.

Friday, June 22 Second Annual Healing Field

What: The R.O.C.K. Group (Raising Our Children Kindly) will present a patriotic display with 1,513 full-sized American flags representing each child who was reported abused or neglected in Chatham County in 2006. Each flag will bear a blue ribbon with the name and age of the child attached. In the heart of the Healing Field will be a soldier’s memorial field representing each of the 338 soldiers stationed at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield who have lost their lives in the current conflict. These flags will bear a yellow ribbon with the soldier’s name and rank. A 911 memorial will bear a flag of honor and a flag of heroes with names of each victim imprinted in the stripes of the flags. When: June 22, 23 and 24. Where: National Guard Armory on Eisenhower Drive. Cost: Free, although sponsorships of Operation Thank You kits will be available. Info: Visit or call 897-1713.

Poverty Simulation

What: Step Up Savannah’s Poverty Reduction Initiative will host a poverty simulation, Welcome to the State of Poverty. Participants will be placed into “families” and challenged to survive for one month, or four 15-minute “weeks” with limited resources. When: June 22 from 9-11 a.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Info:, or 644-6439.

Steam Days at the Roundhouse

What: The rail operations crew will fire up the Georgia Power No. 30 locomotive and move it around the site, utilizing newly-laid track and a massive turntable. Daily demonstrations presented by the Coastal Heritage Society. When: June 22 through July 15. Where: Roundhouse Museum, 601 W. Harris St. Cost: Regular admission. Info: or 652-2338.

Summer Concert in the Squares

What: Bring a bag lunch and enjoy a summer concert by

the Roger Moss Quintet. When: June 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Johnson Square. Cost: Free. Info: 651-6417 or

94.1 The Beat Platinum Awards When: June 22 at 7 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center’s Martin Luther King Jr. Arena. Cost: Arena floor reserved seating tickets are $20 and all upstairs seating general admission tickets are $15. Info: 651-6556 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

Movie Night: Two Screenings

What: Damaged is the story of Jake McHiley and his son, who travels to confront Jake’s father about his mother’s mysterious death. The Execution of Solomon Harris, a short film that was nominated for 3 SCADamy Awards, also will be presented. When: June 22 at 8 p.m. Where: Unitarian Universalist Church’s Clara Barton Library, 313 Harris St. Cost: Free. Info: 234-0980.

Saturday, June 23

Savannah Starland Farmers Market continues

What: Buy fresh produce and other goods. When: June 23 and every Saturday through October from 9 a.m. to noon. Where: The area of the old Starland Dairy at 40th an Bull streets. Cost: Free. Info: 443-5355, or

Bacon Park Forest Discovery Walk

What: A guided nature walk in the 50-acre maritime forest. When: June 23 at 9 a.m. Where: Walks depart from the north side of the parking lot at the Bacon Park Tennis courts, just off Skidaway Road south of Bona Bella Drive. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 233-8733 or

The Dolphin Project

What: This all-volunteer organization explores the waters of coastal Georgia to record the habitats and activities of the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. Boat owners, photographers and data recorders are needed

The Savannah Film Society Summer Film Series presents E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

What: This beloved film tells the story of an outer space alien who “phones home” with the help of a boy and his family. When: June 23 at 3 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater. Cost: $8 adults, $6 seniors and military, $4 with SCAD ID and free for children 12 and under, up to two kids per paid adult admission. Blue Star family members are admitted free. Info: 525-5050 or

The Savannah Film Society Summer Film Series presents From Here to Eternity

What: A classic film, set in 1941 Hawaii, about a private who is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit’s team. His captain’s wife and second in command are falling in love. The film stars Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed and Frank Sinatra. When: June 23 at 7 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater. Cost: $8 adults, $6 seniors and military, $4 with SCAD ID and free for children 12 and under, up to two kids per paid adult admission. Blue Star family members are admitted free. Info: 525-5050 or

Abilities Unlimited

What: The premiere of a 40-minute professional documentary film that features Abilities Unlimited athletes and programs, including footage of Special Olympics powerlifting. When: June 23 at 7 p.m. Where: Armstrong Center Ballroom, 13040 Abercorn St.

2007 Memorial Park Movie Series presents Big

What: This comedy stars Tom Hanks as a young boy who gets his wish to be an adult. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. When: June 23 at 8 p.m. The film will start 30 minutes after dark.Where: Memorial Park on Tybee Island, with films screened on the outside of the gym. In case of rain, the film will be screened inside the gym. Cost: $5 donations. Children under 3 are admitted free.

Sunday, June 24 Concert by Andrew York

What: A performance by the renowned jazz and classical composer, musician and instructor, presented by the Congregation Mickve Israel. When: June 24 at 3 p.m. Where: Congregation Mickve Israel (Bull Street at Monterey Square). Cost: $15 general admission with discounts for seniors, students and children. Info: 233-1547 or

Highest Praise in Concert

What: Highest Praise, a high school musical group presented by Ozark Christian College, is made up of 49 high school musicians and singers who perform top contemporary Christian hits and original dramatic skits. The students are selected from applicants around the country to participate in an 11-day, multi-city tour. When: June 24 at 7 p.m. Where: Coastal Community Christian Church, 10770 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill. Cost: Free, although a love offering will be taken. Info: 756-3455.

Monday, June 25

Savannah Sand Gnats games this week

What: The Sand Gnats take on the Charleston RiverDogs. When: June 25 and 26 at 7:05 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium on East Victory Drive. Cost: Box seats $9.50, reserved $7.50 and general admission $6. Info: Call 3519150. w

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What: This play is the winner of last year’s Savannah One Act Play Festival and was written by Tom Mauldin and Ray Levin. Richard and Ted host two society parties on the same night. Every year, they invite “Group A” and “Group B” guests and never the twain should meet. This year, things might go wrong. When: June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Actor’s Theatre, 703D Louisville Rd. Cost: $10 general admission and $5 student or seniors. Info: 232-6089 or

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to conduct quarterly surveys. An introduction and training session is open to participants, who must be at least 18. When: June 23 from 9-10 a.m. An optional training session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s University Hall, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free. Info: or 843-342-9816.

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Partly green with a hint of sunshine

Sustainable building techniques are becoming more common locally


ip-toeing to the tipping point of sustainable buildings and a solar future. That’s one way to describe current activity in local construction. While most homes and commercial buildings constructed over the past few years rarely go above mandated codes for energy efficiency, some daring developers are pushing the envelope. Taking risks. Using innovative building practices. Sketching the promise of near-Zero Energy construction for the Georgia coast. “I’m a plant man.” That’s not only a definition of himself, it also defines Gregg Bayard’s philosophy. A burly former forester and horticulturist, comfortable under a fine patina of dust from a roadway under construction, he and his business partner Curry Wadsworth, with 20 years experience as a landscaper, are turning a heavily wooded, former fishing camp on Salt Creek into a housing development overlooking -- and preserving -- the marsh. But not just any development. Barbour Pointe, limited to 36 of a potential 56 home sites, promises to be a model for a sustainable, conservation-oriented community on our ecologically fragile coast. “Tree preservation was a top priority,” says Bayard, “and we wanted to preserve site hydrology with a low impact development.”

Above left, Barbour Pointe; at bottom, Curry Wadsworth and Gregg Bayard witrh the protected marsh in the background

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While there is no immediate plan for solar photovoltaics, there is enough additional roof space to add panels later. The firm has been active in preservation work for years. “Adaptive reuse is a green kind of thing to do, and I am amazed at how durable and adaptable the buildings are,” Lominack says. Some renovations of existing buildings in the Historic District go beyond Corian countertops and new kitchen cabinets to incorporate many energy saving techniques. Alex Grikitis, renovator/builder and a realtor with Judge Realty, the first eco-brokerage in Savannah, is turning a six-unit building on Troup Square into five LEED certified condos. Some of the features include using a soy-based spray–on insulation in the attic, all energy efficient lighting and appliances, 3M insulating film on windows. A new roofing system uses a reflective felt that yields a 15 percent reduction in heat gain. A high-tech Smart Home controller regulates the range of heating and cooling for the entire building, while allowing individually adjustable zones in each unit. Roof mounted solar panels are also planned. However, it was the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that propelled Grikitis to his latest, and most ambitious, project. Ridgeland Plantation (in Ridgeland, S.C.) is billed as a “positive contribution to the environment.” It will be launched with the construction of six model houses on 3.5 acres to be followed by 123 homes on 58 acres. Grikitis started renovations while a senior preservation major at SCAD. He convinced teachers and fellow students to completely renovate a house in Ardsley Park as a class project. He and his wife, Maggie, went on to restore 13 houses, with his father acting as equity partner.

A view of the Frogtown Urban Lofts off MLK, under construction

Over the course of these restorations “my dad helped me put together a team.” When Hurricane Katrina left New Orleansbased architect Nurthan Goturk without a home, he was added to the team. And it was Hurricane Katrina that introduced Grikitis to modular homes Modular homes are built indoors, almost factory style, off-site. They come in sections with completed windowed walls, interior walls, and kitchen and bath units, and are trucked to, and assembled on, the building site. A regional modular home manufacturer can complete seven houses a week. They are all built to local building codes and can be customized. Ridgeland Plantation will feature 12 different models, “five from the manufacturer and seven of our design,” says Grikitis. Grikitis anticipates LEED certification and plans to have his houses certified green out of the factory. Exterior walls, for example, will use 2x6 framing lumber, instead of the typical 2x4s. That allows for extra insulation, and provides 135 mile-per-hour hurricane wind resistance. Soy-based insulation will be sprayed into the walls and attic. A Smart Home system, allowing computer control of heating, air conditioning, lighting and appliances will also be built in.

What does certification mean? Locally there are three certifying agencies. Energy Star, EarthCraft, and LEED. Energy Star qualified homes “are at least 15 percent more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC)”. EarthCraft House goals yield “healthy, efficient, environmentally friendly homes that cost less to run and maintain and are healthier and more comfortable, higher construction quality.” Typical energy savings: 20-35 percent. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System “promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability including: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.” Typical energy savings: 40-55 percent. Combining high energy efficiency with an expandable solar electric and/or solar hot water system can result in a Near-Zero Energy building.

Each house will have its own vertical loop geothermal system. Roads and driveways are made of limestone-based pervious paving, and brick sidewalks replicate the pattern in the nearby town center. One of the most ambitious local projects, Sustainable Fellwood, seeks to achieve a housing development that is both affordable AND sustainable. It brings together some of the local leaders in sustainable development. According to architect Forrest Lott of Lott+Barber, Fellwood Homes began as a Housing Authority development, operated and maintained as low income housing in a series of stucco over block duplexes. All the buildings were razed and the approximately 25-acre parcel just south of West Bay Street represents an opportunity, and a challenge. “We really want to do this,” says Lott. “If there ever was an opportunity to try something different economically and environmentally, this is it. It’s a good test for better environmental design.” The concept represents a new direction for affordable housing. “It features mixed income, mixed housing types – single family, multifamily, retail, townhouses – apartments over retail, some straight retail and a central landscaped commons.” Moreover, its location, bounded on three sides by existing single-family homes, “puts it back into the community.” Financing for the project will come from a number of sources, with government tax incentives playing an important role. However, as those funds are limited, “our application is in, but we won’t hear until September.” The master developer, Melaver, Inc., brings in its expertise as a builder of LEED certified projects and has already filed an application for one of the initial LEED-New Development designations. continued on page 

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The roadway snakes its way around trees. “We surveyed 250 trees with over a 14inch diameter, breast height. And,” he says proudly, “we only needed to take out six trees.” Six to eight feet under the roadway is the largest unified geothermal installation in the area. “At that depth,” explains Joseph Christiansen, president of Geothermal Energy Management, “the temperature of the earth remains at a constant year-round 68 degrees.” Three parallel loops of water-filled plastic pipe will tie into each house creating an energy efficient system that reduces both heating in winter and cooling in summer. “Between the geothermal for the development and EarthCraft certified construction for each home, I anticipate that a 1500-2000 square foot home would cost $1 a day to heat and cool,” says Bayard. All utilities are also placed under the roadway, consisting of pervious pavers to reduce storm water run-off. “As the water soaks into the ground, we don’t have to build curbs or install storm drains,” notes Bayard. While extensive tree cover may reduce the possibility for extensive use of solar panels on each house, a shed to be built next to the dock will provide 6000 kilowatt hours a year of solar electricity, enough to offset 27 street lights and lighting for common areas and a small pavilion. From marshland to the urban core architects are “going green”. “Reduction of energy demand,” stresses Jerry Lominack, of Lominack Coleman Smith, is an integral part of new construction. A major project underway, Frogtown Urban Lofts, just off Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and the onramp to I-16, encapsulates much of what it means to “go green”. Developed for the same client that built the LEED Gold Starland Lofts, the structures that comprise 39 units are framed with 8-inch thick concrete panels, manufactured locally. Each panel has 4 inches of reinforced concrete, topped with 2 inches of rigid insulation and capped with 2 more inches of reinforced concrete. “While the typical R-value (a measure of insulation) under building codes is 13, ours is over 30,” says Lominack. Other features: energy efficient window glass, high efficiency heat pumps, dual flush toilets, load bearing masonry walls, hollow core floor system, on demand hot water, compact fluorescent lighting, Energy Star appliances. The buildings are essentially non-combustible. “We can reduce the need for energy just in the way windows are oriented, as well as better planning, better design, alternate sources of energy.” The buildings will have 9,000 square feet of vegetated green roof, pervious parking areas and paving, which, in conjunction with a small drainage swale, exceeds requirements for storm water runoff. “The green roof systems protect the roofing membrane – meaning longer life for the roof -- and provides a 30 to 40 percent cooling effect on internal space,” say Lominack.

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“We’re trying to find the best fit from old and new technologies; to lower the cost of running a multi-family house, thus raising the standard of living for the occupants,” says Lott. Some of the goals: minimize site impact by retaining almost all of the existing trees, many over 60 years old; maximize passive building orientation; provide more day lighting through the alignment of doorways and the use of transoms; build well insulated, energy efficient structures. They are also exploring geothermal systems, a gray water system, and possibly solar. Energy efficiency is rapidly becoming a new marketing tool. Lott reports that at a recent meeting of the American Institute of Architects, with 24,000 attendees, “they are all now focused on sustainability.” One local builder and developer, Anthony Register of Tidal Construction Company, Inc., aggressively promotes the energy savings of environmentally friendly Tidal Homes. A big booster of expanding spray foam insulation, he claims it provides an airtight

envelope – “like a Styrofoam cooler”. He believes in sustainable buildAt left, the Troup Square unit undergoing renovation; at right, ing, and building contractor Lou Thoman, Alex Grikitis and Maggie Grikitis at methods “because the same building it is the right thing to do.” All of his Local realtor Cora Bett Thomas says houses are brick energy efficient development can give clad, feature high efficiency heating and air Savannah “another edge.” conditioning, windows that reflect out 85 “Buildings can be both energy efficient percent of ultraviolet rays, low wattage fluoand very attractive. Buyers are wide open for rescent lighting, and Energy Star appliances. information and education, and some of our As a builder he also recycles on site. A projects in Savannah are at the forefront,” portable grinder chews up masonry, wood, she says. drywall, and even asphalt shingles, and turns “By fall, or by the end of the year,” them into EPA approved mulch. “We save Thomas predicts, “builders are going to eduthe landfill,” he says. “Normally waste from a cate buyers about energy efficiency and the 3000-square foot house would fill four to five public will respond.” w 30-yard dumpsters. Now we use one dumpster for six to eight houses.” Savannah Technical College announces its Register sees “good potential for solar. first solar course – Installation & Repair of I see that price is coming down. I would Photovoltaic Systems. Meets Mondays and be willing to try solar; it’s the up and comWednesdays from 5:30 to 9 p.m. starting July ing thing. Most people like to conserve.” 9. Go to Extending and expanding existing tax credits, he believes, is key for more use of solar.

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The wild, wild west I

These are not the stereotypical ragged and infected Latinos of Lou Dobbs’ and Bill O’Reilly’s tormented, spittle-flecked tirades. They’re ranch owners, ranchhands, mayors, judges, cops, cooks, actors, artists, sanitation workers. Some live in estates, some in subdivisions, some in trailers. They’re not villains and they’re not victims. They’re people, doing what people do. Among other things, my travels out west have taught me that “immigration” is more properly called “migration.” In centuries to come, scholars will likely teach an American history timeline much like this: • 10,000 years of native presence; • 300 years of Hispanic domination; • 200 years of Anglo domination; • 500 more years of Hispanic domination. The truth is that the Anglo presence in about half the continental U.S. has always been and remains a very fleeting thing. Much like Paris Hilton’s jail time. The other ancient presence in the southwest, of course, is that of its Native Americans. Actually, Indians. Turns out you can call ‘em that out west. Indians out there call themselves Indians all the time and have no problem if you do the same. The whole political correctness thing is primarily an east coast pathology. While passing through the big Navajo reservation in Arizona, we even saw a high school with a sign out front reading “Red Mesa Redskins.” I kid you not. Happily, the reservations are better off than I remember from last trip. I don’t know if it’s the casino money or what, but both the Navajo and Hopi reservations are chocka-block with huge, brand-new, immaculate and state-of-the-art schools and hospitals. The Navajo in particular seem to be a confident people at peace with their world. While what whites would identify as poverty is ever-present in Navajo villages in the form of unkempt trailers and broken-down pickup trucks, it’s also true that each compound, no matter how humble, has its own hogan, the traditional circular wood and mud house used for rituals and relaxation. The Hopi are different -- more inscrutable, more conservative, the fatalistic Egyptians to the Navajo’s dynamic Greeks. High up on a mesa in Arizona, we passed one Hopi village, Oraibi, which is the oldest continuously occupied community in the entire Western Hemisphere. Hopi families have lived in those same sun-blasted adobe houses for well over 1000 years. I shake my head every time I think about that. Anyway, for those with an interest in this, I’ll be writing about the trip more extensively, with photos, at my blog on the homepage. As usual the best way to reach me is at w

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learned a long time ago that if you wait until you can afford a vacation, you’ll never take one. So every year my family and I make a point of going on at least one decent trip, whether or not the money’s there. (Credit cards are indeed one of the great inventions of humankind. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.) This year we took a two-week jaunt through the great American southwest. Yes, my cheesy new mugshot here is me at the Grand Canyon. I concur with Theodore Roosevelt that it is indeed the one place where every American should go. One of the great things about a vacation is realizing how easy is it to get along without the mainstream media. Before we left, all the news revolved around Paris Hilton. The two times during our trip I was forced to overhear a cable news show -- one CNN, one Fox -- both times the lead story was about Paris Hilton. And after we got back to Savannah last week, the news still led with Paris Hilton. Apparently sometime in the last month, the war in Iraq ended, the Palestinian issue was settled, global warming was solved, gas prices came down and the housing market heated back up. I should go on vacation more often! Anyway, one of the few non-Paris stories out there is the “controversy” over immigration (I use air quotes because anyone with an attention span longer than a gnat’s can see that immigration only became a “controversy” when the Iraq war became impossible for the media to sell any longer). Going to the southwest gives you a different and much more accurate perspective on this. I’d been out west a couple of other times, but never to New Mexico, where we spent about half our time this trip. Despite New Mexico’s constant struggle to get the rest of dumbed-down America to realize it’s actually a state and not part of Mexico at all, in my experience it is indeed the place in the U.S. that is most like a foreign country. Contrary to what our kids read in schoolbooks back east, the Spanish presence in the western U.S. is vastly more rich, deep and comprehensive than just a few mustachioed guys in armor lusting for gold. There are Hispanic families in the mountains and valleys of northern New Mexico who go back 400 years -- four centuries of work, play, feast, famine, crime, punishment, baptisms, weddings, funerals. The oldest of old-money families in Savannah and Charleston would be considered nouveau riche in New Mexico, where grandparents still speak with a Castilian accent and the farmsteads rely on the same irrigation ditches, or acequias, their ancestors dug in the 1600s.

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Ridiculous recycling

they told me there was another place nearby that they thought accepted it. Editor, Paper Stock Dealers, of course. Just when you think Savannah’s recyIt would be nice if Paper Stock Dealers cling approach cannot possibly be any more had large deposit containers, as the City screwed up than it has been, you proceed does, and kept the area policed up a bit bethopefully to the new Recycling Center on ter like the City does, but in the Interchange Drive. Denise Kleinman has it end all you want to do is get rid right in her recent letter to Connect of the stuff, all of it, responsibly about the folly of this endeavor. and efficiently. Car loaded up with recyNot just half of it. clables, I entered the spanke Editor: from across And that you CAN ing clean new facility. Letters to thah s ter let nn prints not do just a stone’s throw Connect Sava g a letter does Minutes later, I left with of ideas. Printin opine th of t the spectrum en m ply our endorse half of it unloaded and for away. Boggles the necessarily im may be edited therein. Letters mind that the City drove a few blocks to ions expressed d clarity. an m would put a “partial” e ac .co sp nnah Paper Stock Dealers s@connectsava E-mail: letter solution almost next with the rest. 32 Suite 7, Fax: 912.231.99 E. Victory Dr., to a “better” solution 00 18 l: ai Incredibly, the m l Snai 31404 Savannah, GA (in terms of its scope). City site didn’t take Both Paper Stock glass or paper. So, I dumped Dealers and the neighboring City my plastic there, and the alumifacility are several (or more) miles num and other metal cans, and that was it. from 90 percent of Savannah’s popWhen the City facility opened, I had ula- tion. So, to get there, you’ll contribcalled to see if the containers would be acute to auto emissions, spend 20-60 minutes cessible after normal work hours, when peodepending where you live, and burn a dollar ple might have a few minutes for dropoff. or two or three’s worth of gasoline. The answerer didn’t know, and said those Before I discovered Paper Stock Dealers, who might know were “in meetings” (of a “one stop” kind of place, I would drive here course), but vowed to call me back after she for paper, there for aluminum cans, and looked into it. Didn’t happen; no return call. yet another place for glass. And the annual Later in the week, the two (yes, two) phone book drop somewhere else. nice gentlemen from the City who came Newspapers? No problem; red and over to watch me unload explained they green bins all over the city --- unaccomdon’t take paper because they are just getting panied by any containers for “other stuff.” started. Huh? When I asked about glass

The trash rode around in my car until I was going in the right direction to drop some of it off, so as not to burn TOO much gasoline. What are we thinking, Savannah? Funny, if it weren’t so downright pathetic. Tom Mott

Point of clarification

Editor, I enjoyed the story “A Second Chance,” by Clarence Wilson very much but there were a few points in error: I do not have a Master’s degree. I received my MD degree from the Medical University of SC. My time in Miami consisted of one month during my fellowship. Prior to coming to GA, I served as the Director of Alabama’s crime labs and Chief Medical Examiner for 4 years and as an ME in Mobile AL for another 5 years. Jamie Downs, MD Coastal Regional Medical Examiner GBI Savannah

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Editor, My husband and I live here in Savannah. We just took the most wonderful trip, and I want to tell you about it. We visited the Riddle’s Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in Arkansas about an hour north of Little Rock. They have an “Elephant Experience Weekend” where you stay at the sanctuary and teach you everything you want to know about these intelligent animals.

A lady named Sue stood awaiting our car, but we were distracted from her due to the two African elephants also standing by in a nearby pasture. I would learn that they were Amy and Toby, two of thirteen African and Asian elephants at the sanctuary. We stood and watched them eat their hay in silence for a few minutes. All you could hear was the swish swish as they twirled the hay up like spaghetti. There were no thunderous foot steps, no car-horn trumpets, just the quiet sound of elephants eating dinner. The rest of the weekend was spent with Scott Riddle as our guide. He was a man that was not prone to small talk, but answered questions from eleven guests all weekend long. Those answers soon branched off to his history with elephants, his love of succulents, and the fact that he and his wife had never taken a vacation at the same time. I left the weekend wanting to help them in any way possible. I decided that they needed to get on Oprah for some good PR. So, while at work I suggested that my customers go to Oprah’s web page and click on the “Be on the show” link. Under the list of topics I told them to click on “Do you know someone doing a good job?” and tell about the sanctuary. I’ve learned that in a few days emails have spread across the country. I don’t know if we’ll get them on Oprah, but I thought you might tell your readers about them! Go to Christine Fuller Lucas

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and his band exude an in-your-face aggressive joy that reverberated through the estimated 4,000 people on hand during his performance. The only slow spot in the building was the International Red Cross’s information booth. Tucked into a back corner of the world bazaar, the Red Cross offered complementary brochures on Humanity in the Midst of War and the rules of the Geneva Convention. For a few hours, in our little corner of the world, it was possible to imagine a day when those projects might become obsolete.

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Every so often an event comes along that reveals Savannah at our best—fun, colorful, energetic, and harmonious, with plenty of room for all kinds of people. Saturday’s City-sponsored Asian Festival may have been a showcase for local Asian communities but it was also a celebration of the best thing Savannah has to offer, and Adult Swim that’s not our moss-draped trees and auThe first jangly chords of “The Bells thentically preserved historic buildings.. Ring” on The Swimming Pool Q’s 1984 selfBoth add to the mystique of this city, but it’s titled LP launch a time travel journey back Savannah’s people—all of them—that set us to the Night Flight, the late, great music apart from Macon, Augusta and Charleston. club on River Among Street that the esticomprised mated 20,000 Savannah’s folks in the music scene Civic Center in the 70’s and on Saturday 80’s. There were grandwas a certain mother-types art (mastered jostling todonly by a lot dlers in their of practice) laps, watchto dancing ing the Korean in the Night Cultural Flight’s tightly Dance Group’s packed, lowfan dancers. ceilinged “lisMen in full tening room,” motorcycle redodging galia waited around the in the sushi crowded little line alongtables withside preppies, out knocking tattooed and Representin’ at the Polynesian booth over somepierced college one’s longage couples neck Bud. and women This Saturday’s Savannah return of in ethnic garb. Third and fourth generation Atlanta’s Swimming Pool Qs for the first Savannahians of Italian, Chinese, Jewish and time in years is as good a reason as any to African American heritage mingled with blow the dust off the turntable and play a transplants from other states who’ve made real record album. For the more technically their home here. savvy, the Q’s website offers a chance to see At one of the food court’s chest-high what the band has been up to over the past tables, two Filipino couples and a white couple of decades, using all the finest 21st woman flying solo made small talk, all meetcentury gadgetry. ing for the first time, brought together by the Web highlights include MP3 cuts from scarcity of places to park their plates. their 2003 CD “Royal Academy of Reality” In a town where too many conversations and gushing blurbs from Village Voice and end up being about race and separation Rolling Stone; You Tube clips of the band’s and how “they” like to operate (no matter appearance at the Georgia Music Hall of which side of the conversation “they” are Fame in 2004; and, an MP3 of “Make Me on) it’s exciting to see that when it comes to Bigger Than the USA” recorded live in celebrating, Savannah can let down those 1984 at--you guessed it--the Night Flight in invisible walls once in a while and bring evSavannah. erybody in. Saturday’s crowd was made up The American Legion ballroom, the of Asians, African Americans, and whites in venue for Saturday’s show, offers great fairly equal numbers. The festival’s free adacoustics and plenty of space for dancing. mission assured that people of any income Do your Swimming Pool Q’s homework: could attend. buy a ticket to the show, visit the website Full-body rock violinist Bobby Yang, pull out your threw his high energy and positive spirit dancing shoes, and flip the record over to into every note of his too-short second set, the B side. See you on Saturday! w opening with a cover of U2’s “In the Name of Love,” and wrapping with his signature E-mail Robin at arrangement of Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.” Yang Robin Gunn


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from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports

Signs of the Times

An officer on routine patrol at Highway 204 and Interstate 95 saw a woman on the off ramp holding a sign and running in and out of traffic. The sign read, “Traveling, hungry, anything will help.” The officer conducted a field interview with the woman, and asked her if she had any illegal drugs on her person. The woman replied that she had some marijuana on her and then handed the officer a plastic baggie containing a green leafy substance. The officer then asked if she had anything else, at which point she reached into her back pocket and handed over a small bottle with no label affixed. She said she had just found the bottle down the road and was unsure of its contents. Further inspection of the bottle revealed six small white pills with the number two on them wrapped in tissue paper. An agent with the Chatham Narcotics Team advised that the pills were a Schedule IV narcotic suspected to be Clonazepam. The green leafy substance was field tested and proved to be marijuana. The woman was placed under arrest and charged with possession of marijuana less than one ounce, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drugs not in their original container. • After receiving harassing phone calls all hours of the day and night, a woman went to Precinct 6 to file a complaint. She said the calls had occurred over four days. She said the suspects sounded like teenagers who were cursing and playing on the phone. When the first call came, the caller identified himself as “Fred” and said he wanted to talk to her. She told him, “I’m married, I don’t know you and don’t call me.” Then a female started calling her as late as 3 a.m. and calling her names. The woman said when she answers the phone now, music is playing but no one says anything. The Caller ID shows the number as being a private listing. The woman contacted her wireless provider, and was advised to have the police contact them for further information on tracking down the source of the calls. • A shop owner on West River Street flagged an officer down and said, “Officer, that man is bothering people for money.” The officer saw the man standing in front of the shop with his hand out toward two unknown women. The officer told him to come over and talk. The man was highly intoxicated. He said he was trying to get to North Carolina for a job and needed some money to get there.

He was placed under arrest. As the officer began to fill out paperwork, the man became verbally abusive in earshot of passing tourists and children. The man was charged with panhandling, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. The shop owner said the man came to her and asked for money to travel to North Carolina. She said she refused, saying that the man would only purchase more alcohol with the money. • Police were called to an Abercorn Street convenience store on a report of a robbery in progress. A clerk at the store said a man came in and bought a pack of gum. When the clerk opened the register, the man pushed him back and reached over the counter and pulled $20 out of the cash register. The man then fled from the store with a second man. Both ran south on Abercorn. The area was searched for the suspects with no luck. Forensics arrived to take fingerprints, and a detective arrived to collect the surveillance video. The clerk told police he believes the man was the same person who robbed the store a month earlier. He was given a case report number card. • When a woman went to retrieve some items from her ex-boyfriend’s West 42nd Street apartment, he battered her. The woman said she and the suspect became involved in a verbal altercation over her new boyfriend. She said the suspect became violent and began hitting and kicking her. There was visible laceration to the woman’s right hand that was bleeding, but she refused treatment from EMS. The suspect was asked for some identification. He handed an officer a Georgia ID card with a name that was different from his. He denied any physical contact with the victim, and told police he had only told her to leave. A witness told police she could hear the couple arguing. The suspect was arrested on charges of battery and having false identification. w

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repeatedly smoked cigarettes, prohibiting grocers from displaying bananas (as “obscene”), and requiring them to screen cucumbers from tomatoes (as the latter are “feminine vegetables”). One local man said he assumed that another restriction that farmers modestly cover their goats’ “nether regions” was just a rumor, until he saw a goat wearing boxer shorts.

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In a Palmerston, New Zealand, court in March, lawyer Janet Robertshawe was called as a witness on behalf of an “alternative health” practitioner who had been charged with taking indecent liberties with female clients, and Robertshawe (a longtime client) agreed to help demonstrate the man’s massage technique. Just feet from the jury, she removed her top and lay on a massage table while he gave her a vigorous, deep mashing, which shook her chest-covering towel off several times. Robertshawe later testified (while clothed) that the man’s treatments had worked wonders for her: “I guess the treatments aren’t for the faint-hearted.”

People With Issues

Internationally known West Papuan freedom-fighter Jacob Rumbiak, 49, who was once locked up for 10 years by Indonesia as a political prisoner, was convicted in April of three separate incidents, on the same day in 2005, of masturbating in public on trains in Australia (where he is a research associate at RMIT University). According to Melbourne’s The Age newspaper, his record includes arrests for at least three other, similar offenses on trains or airliners. Of the latest conviction, according to The Age’s reporter, “If Rumbiak was humiliated (by the judge’s decision) ... he showed no sign of it,” and following the verdict, he shook hands with the police investigator.

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The international movement to anoint apes with “human rights” suffered a slight setback in April when an Austrian judge refused to declare a chimpanzee a “person” (which, under Austrian law, would have entitled it to a legal guardian and allowed individuals to donate money to it). The chimp, Hiasl, and a companion are in limbo after their sanctuary went bankrupt, and their supporters say a guardian is necessary to keep them out of zoos or research labs. Said one activist: “We mean (by human rights) the right to life, the right not to be tortured, the right to freedom under certain circumstances. We’re not talking about the right to vote.” Austria’s neighbor, Germany, prohibits using apes for research.

Fine Points of the Law

Benoit Derosiers, 51, who police said was so inebriated that he could barely speak when stopped for DUI and who had trouble standing, beat the charge in Provincial Court in Sudbury, Ontario, in April when he proved to the judge a “legal necessity” for driving drunk: He had just attempted suicide and thus was forced to rush himself to the nearest hospital in order to get psychiatric care to head off another attempt. w

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(1) Lolita Bullock turned herself in to sheriff ’s deputies in Jacksonville, N.C., in May, confessing to robbing a Bank of America a week earlier. She then requested the “crimestoppers” reward money, which (since she was then under arrest) she asked be given to her friend who accompanied her. (2) Elevator vandals should do their work from the outside, not as two men in their early 20s did when they entered the elevator at the Lillestroem Train Station near Oslo, Norway, in May and then kicked the door. The men captured themselves when the damage jammed the motor, locked down the elevator and sounded an alarm.


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Sachio Kawabata, 61, was awarded the equivalent of about $5,000 by a court in Kagoshima in January because the police abused him during interrogation over possible violations of election law. The judge found that Kawabata suffered “great mental anguish” when police wrote his family name and derogatory messages on pieces of paper and forced Kawabata to stomp on them. Rough Religion The house specialty at the 800-year(1) In April, Bishop Michael Babin, for old Yasui Konpiragu Shrine in Kyoto, 25 years a leader of Genesis Ministries Japan, is the prayer for strength to International in Oceanside, Calif., was end a marriage or other relationcharged (along with his son) with ship, mostly offered by female beating a golfer unconscious after acvisitors who crawl into a “wish Everything cusing the man of stealing his ball at tunnel,” but also available from will be ok. a local course. (Two years ago, Babin on-site priests for the equivalent was nominated for a Martin Luther Maybe. of about $50. Parents, also, may King Jr. Civic Award.) (2) In April, pray that a son or daughter rival factions of nuns brawled, ends a bad relationship. along with priests, in an Old Calendarist convent in Avdellero, Latest Religious Cyprus, leaving a church floor covMessages ered with blood. One faction said that While the California Assembly a recently deceased bishop’s will gave debated an open-hand-only them control of the convent, but Mother spanking bill for parents this Superior Markella and her nuns had spring, the Bethel Baptist Church been living there for decades and in El Sobrante continued to defeared removal. mand that spanking by flexible rod is the only punishment acceptable to God The Continuing Crisis and that will produce wisdom in the child. Stylin’ and Profilin’: (1) For fashionNo sturdier weapon may be used, nor the able women this season, the area just above open or closed hand, nor even mere yellthe breasts is the most important part of ing, according to a church pamphlet cited by her chest, according to a May New York for a May report. Said Times report. A protruding collarbone is one parishioner-parent, “With my girls, the said to suggest a taut, fit (even though covspanking relieved them of their guilt, which ered up) body. (2) Many young Sikhs in allowed them to be happy in a very short India are dispiriting their traditionalist partime afterward.” Said another, “We disagree ents by trimming years-long growths of hair with timeouts. ... That’s an attack on spankand abandoning their signature turbans to ing.” favor a more Western look. However, a “turIn May, The Times of London, interviewban pride” backlash has developed, featuring witnesses in Diyala province in Iraq, deing support groups, an International Turban scribed scenes from the hard-core Salafist Day, and a Smart Turban CD-ROM with version of Islam being enforced (similar to tips on choosing just the right turban look. what the Taliban imposed in Afghanistan), China’s Xinhua news agency reported including breaking the fingers of those who in May that the country is sponsoring

an Internet blitz for votes for the Great Wall in the current international contest to name the new “Seven Wonders of the World” (among, for instance, the Acropolis, Stonehenge and the Taj Mahal). Leaders are worried that if the wall fails to be voted in, the country will be shamed. China’s other Great Wall problem, though, is how to stop the growing number of miningcompany truck drivers who break holes in their Seventh Wonder in southern Inner Mongolia in order to avoid the pricey tolls the government charges at the authorized crossings.

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Bird Flu Mutation

United Nations health officials warned that the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza is mutating unpredictably and at a rapid pace. The announcement came during a World Health Organization (WHO) presentation at a meeting of 21 Asia Pacific health ministers in Sydney. “The virus is already entrenched, embedded in this part of the world and ... it has been very, very unstable and changeable,” said WHO regional director Shigeru Omi. Meanwhile, health officials in Indonesia warned that a strain of the bird flu virus that more easily infects humans has emerged. The Indonesian strain has infected 309 people since 2003, killing 188. Omi told the Sydney gathering that the Indonesian strain, which was once two distinct grades, has now spilt into four subgroups.

Gorilla Orphan

Park rangers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo rescued a 2-month-old mountain gorilla found clinging to its dead mother, which had been shot executionstyle through the back of its head. “It was an act of sabotage, against tourism, against research,” Paulin Ngobobo, senior warden in eastern Congo’s Virunga National Park, told Agence France-Presse. He believes the killing was not committed by poachers since the mother’s body and infant were not sold to the lucrative black market. A spokesman for Wildlife Direct said a trail of blood near the dead mother probably means a second

• Earth movements were also felt in Sumatra, western Japan, northern New Zealand, southeastern Australia, southwestern Pakistan, southern Spain and in California’s Sierra Nevada and Coachella Valley.

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gorilla was shot as well. Only about 700 mountain gorillas remain in the wild, with more than half of them living in Virunga. At least two were killed and eaten earlier this year by militia fighters who had taken refuge in the park.

Deadly Heat Wave

The intense pre-monsoon heat wave that has baked much of the Indian subcontinent for two months claimed an additional 156 lives in India and Pakistan, raising this season’s heat-related death toll to at least 340. Hundreds more were hospitalized with heat stroke and intestinal illness as temperatures soared to 122 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas. Related power outages due to increased demand for air conditioning sparked several demonstrations from angry people frustrated with power providers. Around Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi, residents blocked roads with burning tires and pelted police vans with stones.

Australian Tempest

The worst storm to lash Australia’s southeastern coast in 30 years left a trail of destruction across many parts of New South Wales before unleashing severe flooding that turned farmland into inland seas. Four days of wild weather ravaged two regions of the state and parts of metropolitan Sydney, claiming 10 lives. Health authorities warned that floodwaters polluted with sewage posed a risk of disease across the disaster zone. Prime Minister John Howard said the storm and subsequent flooding had rendered the area almost unrecognizable from the air.


A powerful offshore quake rocked Guatemala and El Salvador, causing buildings to sway in the capitals of Guatemala City and San Salvador. People rushed into the streets as the shaking lasted for nearly a minute.

The United Nations food agency told Yemen that radical measures are necessary to save its crops from what could become the country’s worst locust outbreak in nearly 15 years. Food and Agriculture Organization expert Keith Cressman warned that “widespread breeding is in progress within a large and remote area of an estimated 19,300 square miles in the interior of Yemen, where locust swarms are likely to form.” The agency also cautioned that Yemen was not “sufficiently equipped to deal with the problem, facing a shortage of vehicles, pesticides, sprayers, communication equipment and trained field teams.”

Dolphin ‘Chat Line’

Researchers in the Florida Keys have installed a dolphin “chat line” between two marine mammal facilities to help a newborn dolphin learn to vocalize normally. The calf ’s deaf mother speaks in a monotone, similar to the way that humans who cannot hear speak, according to Robert Lingenfelser, president of the Marine Mammal Conservancy. He said he hopes a two-way audio link between the calf ’s tank and a lagoon at the nearby Dolphins Plus facility will allow the newborn to communicate normally with others of its species. Underwater speakers and microphones at both sites should allow the calf to speak with the other dolphins. w

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“Plus, you have to remember that all of the groups we traveled and played with back then, such as The Police, DEVO, Pylon, The Romantics, etc... None of those musicians were dabblers. We were into having fun, but we were also very serious, ambitious, and hardworking.” While the band’s history — archived at www.— is both storied and lengthy. Amazingly, they’ll actually celebrate their 30th Anniversary as a performing group next year. It’s worth noting that they’ll celebrate that milestone with the long-awaited deluxe CD reissue of their long unavailable A&M releases (their eponymous “Q” album and Blue Tomorrow), which have regularly hovered near the top of online petitions for rare records never pressed on CD. And, as if that weren’t enough, the group —which currently features founding members Calder, lead guitarist Bob Elsey, longtime drummer Bill Burton and vocalist Anne Richmond Boston (back in the group after many years as a solo artist)— is already hard at work on their next album, entitled Suddenly Not Yet. In anticipation of the band’s return to a town that was one of the first to welcome the group in their infancy —and which served as one of their strongest markets until the live music scene here crashed in the early ‘90s— I asked a few longtime local Q’s fans continued on page 16

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he last time Atlanta’s fabled alternative rock band The Swimming Pool Q’s graced Savannah with their presence, they were touring in support of a deluxe CD reissue of their groundbreaking 1981 LP The Deep End. Packaged with as much pomp, circumstance, biographical info and rare photos as the most extensive limited-edition Rhino Handmade release, that disc posited the group as strong contenders for the title “best American rock band you’ve never heard of.” Music journalists who loved the band in their formative years swooned when presented with a crystal-clear, remastered version of an album whose grooves they’d long ago worn out, and those who were never hip to that quirky, snarling, punk and newwave-inspired collection of chicken-fried Beefheartery the first time around likely asked themselves out loud, “where on earth have I been all this time?” In the intervening years, the group — led by the sartorially and lyrically dazzling frontman/songwriter Jeff Calder— used that reissue as a springboard for their first new album in over a decade, the regal, baroque opus Royal Academy of Reality. That densely-layered —at times almost bemusingly epic— adult pop masterpiece set a standard of sorts for American rock records. Hailed by esteemed critics both here and abroad (in major publications such as The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Q Magazine and Amplifier) as “a sexy tour de force,” “the most progressive American rock record of the new century,” “Abbey Road wrapped in kudzu,” and “flat-out astonishing,” it received signifi-

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(some of whom have known or worked with the band closely over the years) to tell me just why this peculiar and ever-evolving rock group has meant so much to them over the past few decades: Bill Hodgson is a guitarist and singer who’s been a member of area bands such as The Tremors and Rhythm Riot; Kevin Rose is a guitarist and songwriter who’s been in City of Lindas, GAM and Superhorse; Greg Williams is a prolific singer/songwriter who’s released several indie CDs under his own name; and Skip Jennings is a guitarist who’s played with The Massey Boys. (For expanded versions of these interviews, go to

different from anything I’d ever seen in a club before. Everything about them was just put together so much better than most.

How long have you been a Pool Q’s fan?

You know, J.E. is playing this show.

Skip Jennings: I saw the Q’s a few times “back in the day.” The most memorable one was down on River Street around 1980.

Bill Hodgson: That’s the classic lineup! That’s the version of The Pool Q’s that could just kill you in a club, man.

Bill Hodgson: I saw what had to have been one of their very first shows in Savannah. When The Q’s came to town, they might as well have been from Mars! There had been a few new wave or punk type bands come through town before, but they just sucked! They were amateurish. The Q’s could just peel your hair back. They were incredible.

Did you ever think they’d still be together? Bill Hodgson: It’s pretty wild that I’m gonna see them this weekend, almost thirty years after I first did! (laughs) That does blow my mind. But knowing those guys a little bit I can completely understand it. They’re a team, man. No big egos.

Kevin Rose: They’re all so proficient as players that they’re not the least bit afraid to seem not so proficient, if you know what I mean. Each night they improvise within the songs, and they’re as curious as the crowd to see where the whole thing will take them. That’s very unusual in an alternative rock band format.

What do you mean?

What makes this group so unique?

What do you think The Q’s legacy is?

Bill Hodgson: They were just completely

Greg Williams: It’s gotta be the songwrit-

Bill Hodgson: As far as Southern punk or

Skip Jennings: I remember that another couple went with us who were decidedly not into punk or new wave, but The Q’s converted them to newer music. Did you ever think The Q’s could be stars? Bill Hodgson: I remember the first shows with J.E. Garnett on bass and Billy Burton on drums. That was the moment when they went from being a really good regional act to something “major label quality.”

ing. Calder’s definitely a genius when it comes to that. And Bob Elsey is like a longlost Jimmy Page that nobody seems to know anything about! He’s completely underrated. In fact, that entire band is like some kind of missing link. (laughs)

new wave, or whatever you want to call it goes — The Pool Q’s were the beginning and the end of all that! (laughs) They were in a class of their own, and a lot of bands came along and tried to ride that same thing, but The Q’s just blew ‘em all away.

Kevin Rose: It’s their irreverent, Southern Gothic songwriting combined with the way they deliver the goods musically.

Greg Williams: It’s amazing we can still see them and that they’re making new CDs. So many great bands reunite after years apart and are never as good as in their heyday, but these guys never really broke up. I’m sure The Q’s are gonna sound as good this weekend as they ever did. w

What does their music remind you of? Greg Williams: I consider them one of the most original bands I’ve ever heard. I hear all the classic influences, like The Beatles and The Stones and Joni Mitchell, but in the same way The Beatles wound up total originals —especially in their middle period— that’s how I think of The Q’s. Why are their live shows so infamous?

Tiny Team presents The Swimming Pool Q’s with special guests Hot Pink Interior 8 pm Saturday at American Legion Post 135 (1108 Bull St.). Tickets to this 21+ show are $12 in advance or $14 at the door, and can be charged online at, or bought with cash at Primary Art Supply, Le Chai galerie du vin, Annie’s Guitars & Drums, Silly Mad CDs, Marigold Beauty Concepts and Angel’s BBQ. This show is co-sponsored by Connect Savannah, Annie’s Guitars & Drums, WRHQ-FM and Elevated Basement Studios.









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Local funk and soul cover act given to extended jams, and featuring female lead vocals courtesy of the full-throated Leslie Adele. Sat., 8 pm, Dolphin Reef Lounge @ Ocean Plaza (Tybee).

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This is boogie music cranked up to 12 and infused with the distorted guitar riffage and guttural vocals of modern metal. This band evolved from a handful of previous hardcore acts and has become one of the premiere examples of this new breed of Southern sludge rock that’s equal parts Melvins and 38 Special. With SMI (or Southern Mental Illness, a Sepultura-esque trio from La Fayette, Ga., and the tough and gnarly swamp-ass grit of Birmingham, Al’s Beitthemeans. Sat., 11 pm, The Jinx. Local (Tybee) acoustic rockabilly/country/Americana/blues hybrid, featuring veteran standup bassist Dobby Simmons. Fri., 7 pm, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House (Wilmington Isl.).

The Jeff Beasley Band

Jeff ’s a singing guitarist who’s also facile on percussion (and sometime accompanies himself on a stripped-down trap set when playing solo gigs). He draws inspiration from the blues and old-time ‘50s and ‘60s rock & roll, and offers a mixture of both covers and originals. Wed., 7 pm (solo show) & Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Thurs., 7 pm, The Warehouse.

Big Engine

Over-the-top Southern, classic rock and metal cover band from Jacksonville, Fl. that at one point featured Molly Hatchet’s old bassist (and may still). Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Scandals (Tybee).

The Boomerang Band

Shag, soul, beach, Motown and blues hits round out the setlist of this local, dance-oriented party band. Fri., 8 pm, Mary’s Seafood & Steaks.

Bottles & Cans

Genuine houserockin’ music from a Delta blooze-rawk quartet with a baddass rhythm section. They’re known for inventive arrangements, rotgut vocals and plenty of energy. Wed., 9 pm, Bay Street Blues + Thurs., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Fri, 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

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and wah guitar. Fri., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge.

Youth-oriented punk and metal show in the brick basement of this popular late-night burger and pizza joint just off Congress St., including: The Crooked, The Scarred, Final Notice, Destruct, No Comply and more acts TBA. Wed., 7 pm, Sweet Melissa’s (35 Whitaker St.) - ALL-AGES.

Eric Culberson Blues Band

An internationally-known blues guitarist and singer based here in Savannah, who has released 3 well-received albums of fiery, Albert King and Albert Collins-influenced material. His trio boasts a sympathetic and seasoned bassist and drummer. Thurs., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) + Mon., 6 pm, The Boathouse (Hilton Head) + Tues. (hosts Open Jam) - Wed., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.


New area party band made up of veterans of the bar band circuit, whose setlist includes original hard rock tunes and wellknown covers. Fri., 9 pm, The Jukebox Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).

David Duckworth

Extremely talented jazz and classical pianist who’s released several indie CDs over the past few years — including an impressive Johnny Mercer Tribute disc. Wed. Thurs., 5 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Dynamite Club

This NYC-based experimental punk duo have become a popular repeat booking at this venue. They mix Boredoms-style noise rock with elements of free jazz and performance art. The Asian member of the group usually winds up in his underwear wrestling anyone who’ll take him on, and I’m not kidding. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.

Eat Mo’ Music

Fun, local soul-jazz quartet playing funky instrumentals based around electric bass, trumpet, trap drums

Acoustic guitarist/singer offering standard classic rock fare and originals. Sat., 8 pm, Augie’s Pub (Richmond Hill).

Trae Gurley

Local thespian with a great voice who’s fashioned a heartfelt tribute act to Frank Sinatra’s Big band years. Thurs., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Hazel Virtue

Reformed lineup of a regional original modern-rock band that enjoyed a sizable following a few years back. Sun., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

High Velocity

Hard-hitting Southern rock and modern country cover band with a setlist of over 150 songs — featuring former members of Bounty Hunter. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon (Hwy 204).

The Hitmen

Electric blues power trio, led by guitarist and singer Brett “Hitman” Bernard. Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Josh Holley

Savannah-based acoustic singer/songwriter/guitarist who’s recently released a strong indie CD of his own tunes. Fri., 11:30 am & 6 pm, Guitar Bar.

Hot Pink Interior

Local original pop/indie-rock quartet that draws on early ‘90s grunge and college rock (think Liz Phair, Breeders, Belly) along with more punkish acts like Shonen Knife. Their lineup features members of local acts Superhorse and The 8-Tracks. Opening for The Swimming Pool Q’s (see Music Interview). Ticket details at www. Co-sponsored by Connect Savannah. Sat., 8 pm, American Legion Post 135 (1108 Bull St.).


Regional electric blues band that’s both swampy and city-fied. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sat., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Keith & Ross

Local acoustic duo

Indie-Rock/Punk Showcase

Several young regional hardcore and metalcore acts will be featured, including Chevy Chase Stabbed The King, 1994, Kenotia, Faster Faster, Achille’s Downfall. Fri., 8 pm, The Apex (Statesboro).

David Flannery

playing country and rock-based originals and covers. Fri., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).

Kokopelli’s Jazz Jam Session

Weekly opportunity for seasoned pro players to share the stage with those just starting out. Who knows what kind of spontaneous music will be made?. Thurs., 7 pm, Kokopelli’s.

Listen 2 Three

Hard-working local contemporary electric pop-rock trio of bass, drums and guitar, playing originals and covers that boast plenty of sweet vocal harmonies. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Lurid Miscreants

Tybee-based original metal trio featuring longtime local music fixture “The Ragman.” Thurs., 10 pm, Wind Rose Café.

The Roger Moss Quintet

Cabaret act centered around classicallytrained vocalist and actor Moss, and a tightknit group of some of the more versatile jazz players in the area. They’re known for inventive arrangements of American Standards, showtunes and pop gems. Free show sponsored by the City of Savannah. Fri., 11:30 am, Johnson Square.

G.E. Perry & Strange Brew

This local guitarist and singer seems equally comfortable playing blues, rock, country or jazz. In this band format, he emphasizes the rock and blues genres. Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Phantom Wingo

Excellent, guitar-based Southern boogie and jam that’s often compared to The Allmans or Widespread Panic. Sun., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Diana Rogers

Talented solo pianist with decades of experience in NYC and abroad. Tues., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Something Japanese

New rootsy touring act featuring members of acclaimed Macon-based jam-band Moonshine Still. With funky, Fla.-based wah-guitar-heavy opening act Brother Bean. Fri., 10 pm, Loco’s (downtown).

The Train Wrecks

Popular local Americana/roots-rock combo led by songwriter Jason Bible. Thurs., 10 pm, & Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law + Fri., 6 pm, Dewey’s Dockside (Tybee).

Turtle Folk

This local, organic rock group was recently named Best Local Rock Band in our annual Readers Poll. Sat., 10 pm (duo show), Loco’s (downtown) + Tues., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).

Robert Willis Hot Pink Interior

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This beloved bluegrass act (who are actually related) has been a major touring entity since they formed in Colorado in the early ‘90s, and includes father Bill Chapman and his three sons John, Jeremy and Jason. They’ve branched out into soulful a cappella vocals, but they remain known best for their roots approach to the bluegrass tradition. For advance $20 tickets to this intimate show, call 748-1930. Fri., 8 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale)- ALL-AGES.

Drum & Bass Show

Local electronic dance music promoters Symbiotek Productions once more bring some established local, regional and national talent together for an all-out DnB revue. Headlined by Portland, Oregon’s own DJ Noah D, the event also includes Atlanta’s DJ Staf, Savannah’s Symbiotek, Statesboro’s DJ Repler & Hilton Head’s DJ Shrapnel (who’s NOT to be confused with Savannah’s own DJ Shrapnel, who’s been spinning in this area for years under that name). Thurs., 9 pm, B & B Ale House.

The Claire Frazier & Peter Tavalin Jazz Duo

Frazier is a recent transplant from the West Coast who’s been making waves in the local jazz scene with her distinctive vocals. Tavalin is a music educator, composer and keyboardist who’s known for frequent solo gigs at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. Fri. Sat., 7 pm, Vic’s on The River.

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Okay, I know this isn’t a live music listing, but it’s the kind of thing you’re not likely to see covered anywhere else, and it does have my highest recommendation. This is the first weekly installment of this 10-part series of hour-long films on each of the Ten Commandments and which are being screened in order by organizer (and SCAD Film & Video Professor) Michael Cheney. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski, they were originally made in 1989 for Polish TV, and their reputation was cemented when the late Stanley Kubrick called them the only filmic masterpiece he knew of that had been made during

his lifetime. Each screening will be introduced by a local clergy person from an ecumenical selection of local houses of worship including representatives from mainline Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Unitarian faiths. Tues., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean Coffeehouse - FREE TO ALL-AGES.

Voodoo Soup

One of the more unique cover bands in town, this loose-limbed unit revolves around the phenomenally talented bassist and vocalist Eric Moore (of The Permanent Tourists). He has an encyclopedic knowledge of funk, soul, R & B and rock tunes, and basically calls them out, while the other members (all of whom are extremely versatile and given to improvisation) jump in and freeform their way through often-uncharted waters. Wed. & Mon., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).

William Kanengiser and York is a virtuoso musician in his own right. I’m told that a family connection has resulted in this unexpected show. Anyone who cares for advanced guitar music should not let this wonderful (and reasonably priced) concert pass them by. Proceeds benefit the temple’s building campaign. Tickets are $15 for the public, $10 for synagogue members, $8 for students and $6 for those 12 and under, and are available in advance and at the door. Sun., 3 pm, Temple Mickve Israel (Bull St. at Monterey Square) - ALLAGES. w

Andrew York

Another tremendous opportunity to witness beautiful, masterful live music in one of Savannah’s most historic houses of worship, this is an intimate afternoon concert by one of the world’s most innovative and highly regarded classical guitar composers. His works have already been recorded by the likes of John Williams, Christopher Parkening, Scott Tennant and

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Sentient Bean will present screenings of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s ten short films, The Decalogue (Dekalog) on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. (June 26-August 21). Each screening will be introduced by a local clergyperson from an ecumenical selection of local houses of worship. Free. Curtis LeSage -- New oils through June

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t sounds like a plot twist about a season that wasn’t supposed to be, but is. The Armstrong Atlantic State University theater program is going to have a summer season, after all. Proposed renovations at Jenkins Theater have been delayed, granting time to stage four shows. “It’s one last opportuShots from last spring’s The Complete Works of William nity to do a production Shakespeare (Abridged) in Jenkins Theater as it is now,” says April Soroko, tensive, it will close the building for at least an adjunct professor in a year. theater, who is producing the entire season. The theater originally was expected to While there is much excitement about close at the end of May, but changes in the the proposed renovation project, students renovation plans meant pushing the start of and graduates of the AASU theater program the project back until the fall. That means a are a bit nostalgic about Jenkins. “It will be five-week summer season can be presented. very different,” Soroko says. “The space is The surprise season has been titled going to be really beautiful. Hopefully, it will ENCORE, and its first performance is a rehelp the Armstrong theater program grow. prisal of a hit show that was staged last “It will be a great place on the Southside,” spring. The Complete Works of William she says. “A place people can gather to watch Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, performances.” Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield is a comedic The AASU Department of Art, Music & look at the Bard’s works. It will be presented Theatre has been presenting summer theJune 27-30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jenkins Black ater productions for more than 10 years. The Box Theater. renovation of Jenkins Hall, which houses the The play covers all 37 of Shakespeare’s theater program and its stages, will be so explays and sonnets in just two hours. It has

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the Masquers will use once they return to Jenkins Theatre,” Incorvaia says. Ironically, last May, the Masquers, the AASU student theater troupe, closed its season with a “final curtain call,” inviting all theater alumni to return to Jenkins to see the theater one last time before the renovations. The department also celebrated the 70th anniversary of its first public performance in 1937. The previous season was such as success, it was decided to keep that same feeling intact in the summer season. “Once we had the project renovation plans finalized, it turned out the building isn’t going to be closed until September or October,” Incorvaia says. “We had a tremendous success with the Shakespeare show, and this gave us the opportunity to do it again.” The year-long closing of Jenkins Theatre undoubtedly will have an impact on the AASU theater program. “It’s hard to say how much it will affect it,” Incorvaia says. “We are trying to determine now where the performances will be held.” Incorvaia believes theater students will make whatever adjustments are needed. “They are accustomed to performing in venues that are not traditional theaters,” he says. “Probably, several performances will be given in a black-box setting. That will give us a great opportunity to focus on the quality of the acting.” After all, the show must go on. “It’s going to be an excellent season,” Incorvaia says. “All of these plays have an interesting twist. Some were made into solid films, which gives them name recognition. It’s a great opportunity.” w General admission tickets for each performance are $8. Seniors, military and nonAASU students can purchase tickets for $7. AASU faculty, staff and students will be admitted free with a valid AASU ID. Advance tickets can be purchased in person at the AASU AMT Box Office, located in the AASU Fine Arts Building. Box office hours are weekdays from 2-6 p.m. To order by phone, call 927-5381.

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a three-person cast, consisting of Brandon Lee, John Martin and Alec Caldas. Other productions in the summer season are Maxwell Anderson’s chilling thriller The Bad Seed, which will be staged July 5-8; a sketch comedy piece, Parallel Lives, that was written by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy and will be presented July 11-14 and 18-21; and Joseph Kesselring’s dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace, set for July 26-29. All performances are at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of matinees on July 8 and 29 at 3 p.m. “The Bad Seed is very dark,” Soroko says. “Arsenic and Old Lace is dark, but it’s also a farce and will be a lot of fun. “We wanted to utilize some of the scenic elements of Three Corner Moon, the last production at Jenkins,” she says. “We tried to alter stuff so it looks more contemporary.” The Bad Seed was first produced in the 1950s. Its setting is an old house in the South. “It’s been years since I’ve seen the movie,” Soroko says. “I recently read the play. I think it’s still shocking. People will enjoy this psychological thriller. It will put them on edge.” Parallel Lives will be the smallest production, with two cast members, and Arsenic and Old Lace will be the largest production, with 14 cast members. “There is a production team of 15 people who work in different areas,” Soroko says. “They design props, sets and the scenic art. They stay very busy.” Each production is directed by a student, and Shakespeare is being directed by Jamie Busbin. Each director was asked to choose a play to direct. “The directors had wanted to do each of the plays on their own merit,” says Mario Incorvaia, AASU arts marketing director. “All are the directors’ choices. They were asked what they wanted to direct.” The Bad Seed and Arsenic and Old Lace will be presented in Jenkins Theater, while Shakespeare and Parallel Lives will be presented in the Jenkins Black Box Theater. Having half of the shows on the main stage and half in the black box theater is working out well. “That’s probably a format

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Monday Fun-day


Opne Mic Night (10 pm)



Celtic Karaoke (9 pm)

B & D BURGERS (Southside)

Live Music TBA (8:30 pm)


Live Music TBA


“Georgia Kyle” Shiver (10 pm)


Matthew St. John & Tim (8 pm)


Live Music TBA (10 pm)


DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B)

CHEERS TO YOU (135 Johnny Mercer Blvd.)

Dueling Pianos (9 pm)


Jukebox Journey (8 pm)


Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm)

Psychotronic Film: RALPH NADER: AN UNREASONABLE MAN (6 pm & 8:30 pm)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (7:30 pm)


“Clampdown Tour” w/The Crooked, The Scarred, Final Notice, Destruct, No Comply and more TBA (7 pm)

DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)

Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca


Karaoke w/Michael (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (6 pm)


Live Music TBA (6 pm)

GILLEY’S (Hinesville)

Industry Night w/George


Thomas Claxton (7:30 pm)

HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.)

Karaoke (8:30 pm)




AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)



Joey Manning (7 pm)

Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm) Karaoke

Bottles & Cans (9 pm) Chief (9 pm)

The Blend (9 pm) Lafeyette

Sun. Live MuSic Mon.


Karaoke (8 pm) #@*! Karaoke





CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)



SWEET MELISSA’S (35 Whitaker St.)

Live Music TBA

TOMMY’S (Pooler)

DJ Sam Diamond (Savannah Shag Club)


Chuck Courtenay & Bucky Bryant (7 pm)

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)

Voodoo Soup (9 pm)

TUBBY’S (River St.)

live Music: voodoo soup

Live Music TBA (9 pm)


TueS. lounGe niGHt

Live Music TBA (9 pm)


Damon Matland (7:30 pm), Courier, The Decade (9 pm)


Happy Hour all day lonG $10 buckets



all u can eat alaskan snoW crab caruso's scenes under tHe inFluence $1

sHots WHenever

Horatio caine

puts His Hands on His Hips

HalF oFF on all dark liquor

live Music: turtle Folk

50¢ Raw Oysters


131 W. River St 644-7172

Karaoke (10 pm)

The Bobby Ryder Quartet (8 pm) Jeff Beasley (7 pm)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Rock & Roll Bingo w/DJ Boo-Cock-Eye (11 pm) JOHNSON SQUARE

Drum & Bass Show w/Noah D, DJ Staf, Symbiotek, DJ Repler & DJ Shrapnel (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (7 pm)

THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.)

Open Mic (8 pm)

LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)

Chief (9 pm)


Karaoke (9 pm)


Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm)


Karaoke (9 pm)


#@*! Karaoke

Savannah Serenade (11:30 am)

B & D BURGERS (Southside)

Frank Emerson

BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)

Karaoke (9 pm)

BARNES & NOBLE (Oglethorpe Mall)

Open Mic Night (9:30 pm)


Team Trivia w/Ben & Senae


Pianist David Duckworth (5 pm)

BENNIE’S (Tybee)

Barry Johnson




The Eric Culberson Blues Band (10 pm)


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THE BREW PUB (Hilton Head)

STEAMER’S (Georgetown)

BUFFALO’S CAFÉ (Hinesville)


Live Music TBA (10 pm) Karaoke (7 pm)


#@*! Karaoke (10 pm) CLUB ONE

Insutrial Resurrection w/DJ Shrapnel (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Chuck Courtenay (7 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE

DJ In A Coma (11 pm) TIKI HUT (Hilton Head)


Live Music TBA (6 pm)

CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)

Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca


DJ Southstar spins Top 40 (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (6 pm)


Live Music TBA (6 pm)

DOC’S BAR (Tybee)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)


Hip-Hop Night w/DJ Life & DJ Valis (10 pm)


Jeff Beasley (8 pm)


Thomas Claxton (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (10 pm)


Simplified (10:30 pm)


Live Music TBA (10 pm)

HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.)

Lurid Miscreants (10 pm)

Annie Allman & Friends (5 pm) Live Music TBA (6 pm) Karaoke (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (7 pm) Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Roy & The Circuit Breakers Live Music TBA (7 pm)

“Georgia Kyle” Shiver & Fiddlin’ Scott Holton (7 pm) The Eric Culberson Blues Band (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Projects Inc. Hip-Hop Showcase (10 pm) DJ KZL (10 pm)

HERCULES (Pt. Wentworth)

Live Music TBA (7:30 pm) ISAAC’S ON DRAYTON

Gail Thurmond (7 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth) Chuck Courtenay (8 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)

The Lavon Stevens Project w/Louise Spencer (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR








“Georgia Kyle” Shiver (7 pm)

AMERICAN LEGION POST #36 (Thunderbolt)


THE APEX (Statesboro)


Chevy Chase Stabbed The King, 1994, Kenotia, Faster Faster, Achille’s Downfall (8 pm) AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (8 pm)

KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.)

Live Music TBA

LOCOS DELI & GRILL (downtown)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

LOCOS DELI & GRILL (Southside)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Trae Gurley (7 pm) THE JINX

Dance Party w/DJ D-Frost & Friends (10 pm) Frank Emerson

Jazz Jam Session w/The Alex Nguyen Group (7 pm) Open Mic Night (9 pm)

Team Trivia w/Ben Bennett & Senae (7 pm) Pianist David Duckworth (5 pm), Vocalist Roger Moss w/ Pianist Eric Jones (8 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE

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Listen 2 Three (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO. Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB

The Train Wrecks (10 pm)


J. Howard Duff (7:30 pm)

ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton)

Live Music TBA (5 pm)


Live Music TBA

POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)


“Helium Karaoke” w/Wrath Nasty SAVANNAH BLUES

Bottles & Cans (10 pm)


DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B)


DJ Nick J - ‘80s, house, breaks, D & B (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.)

Dueling Pianos (9 pm)


“Troubador Glam Tour” w/Chris Schutz & Steph Hayes of The Tourists and The Good Problems (8 pm) SLUGGER’S

Trivia w/Charles & Mikey (10 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S

Live Music TBA (10 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)



Karaoke (9 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ

Chief (9 pm), Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) BENNIE’S (Tybee)

Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm)


Karaoke (9 pm)


Nancy Witt BOGEY’S

Live Music TBA (9 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE

#@*! Karaoke CLUB ICE

DJ Southstar: Hip-hop (10 pm - 6 am) CLUB ONE

Local Cast, DJ Jason Hancock (Main Floor) CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR

The Beer Parlor Ramblers (7:30 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)



The Train Wrecks (6 pm)

DINGUS MAGEE’S (Statesboro)

Live Music TBA (9 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)

Roy & The Circuit Breakers


Quarter Tank (8 pm)

DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)

“World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

EL PICASSO (319 Main St., Garden City)

Karaoke (8 pm)


The Christy Alan Band (9 pm)

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Keith & Ross (9 pm)

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Live Music

Fri. & Sat. Nights 7pm-11pm Fri., June 22nd & Sat., June 23rd

Claire Frazier & Peter Tavalin Duet Fri., June 29th & Sat., June 30th

Diana Rogers

26 East Bay Street or 15 East River Street 912.721.1000

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Live Music TBA (9 pm)

TOMMY’S (Pooler)

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#@*! Karaoke

Eat Mo’ Music (9:30 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Josh Holley (11:30 am, 6 pm)

The Courtenay Brothers (6 pm)

Chief (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm) TURTLE’S (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (10 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Island) The Back River Ramblers (7 pm)


HERCULES (Pt. Wentworth) HUC-A-POOS (Tybee)

Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE HYATT

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

IGUANAS (St. Simons Island)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)


Thursday D.J. KZL

The Bobby Ryder Quartet (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR

Botttles & Cans (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS

Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JINX

Dynamite Club (11 pm) JOHNSON SQUARE

The Roger Moss Quintet (11:30 am)

JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)

Done4theDay (9 pm)

KATHLEEN’S (Beaufort)

Live Music TBA (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S

Frank Emerson KING’S INN

Karaoke (9 pm)

KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.)

The Rodolfo Zuniga Quartet (8 pm, 9:15 pm, 10:30 pm) LOCO’S (downtown)

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TOMMY’S (Pooler)

TUBBY’S (River St.)

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

The Christy Alan Band (9 pm)


Jubal-Kane (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)

GILLEY’S (Hinesville)

Live Music TBA (9 pm) GUITAR BAR

Element Unseen, Systemic, Left Hand Criminal (10 pm) HANG FIRE

DJs Heart + Soul (10 pm) THE HYATT


Live Music TBA (8 pm)

VFW CLUB (Hinesville)

Live Music TBA (8:30 pm)


Live Music TBA (5 pm)


Live Music TBA (10 pm)


The Bobby Ryder Quartet (8 pm)


The Jeff Beasley Band (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (10 pm)


Artimus Pyledriver, SMI, Beitthemeans (11 pm)

WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head)


WISEGUYS (Statesboro)

Frank Emerson

YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)

The Rodolfo Zuniga Quartet (8 pm, 9:15 pm, 10:30 pm)

Live DJ


Live Music TBA (9 pm)

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)

Claire Frazier & Peter Tavalin (7 pm)

THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.)

The Hitmen (8 pm)


Karaoke (9 pm) Live DJ (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) Live Music TBA (9 pm) Live Music TBA (8 pm) Live Music TBA (9 pm)



Turtle & Joe (10 pm)


Something Japanese - feat. members of Moonshine Still, Brother Bean (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)


Michael “B-Flat” Sears & Tony Royster, Sr. (7 pm)

THE ALE HOUSE (Bluffton)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

AMERICAN LEGION POST 135 (1108 Bull St.)


AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)

The Eric Cuberson Blues Band (10 pm)


Caleb Grimes & The Celebrastas (10 pm)

BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)


The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm)


The Train Wrecks (10 pm)



Live Music TBA (10 pm)


Pianist Eric Jones (5 pm), Live Music TBA (9 pm) MARDIS GRAS ON BAY

Michael “B-Flat” Sears & Tony Royster, Sr. (7 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS

The Boomerang Band (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S



Jubal-Kane (10 pm)


Pianist Eric Jones (5 pm), David Lugo’s Latin Jazz Motion (9 pm) MARDIS GRAS ON BAY

Joey Manning (7 pm)


Live Music TBA (10 pm)


The Swimming Pool Q’s, Hot Pink Interior (8 pm)


David Flannery (8 pm)


Live Music TBA


Live Music TBA (7 pm)


Karaoke (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (9 pm), BC & The Rock Mob (10:30 pm)


Karaoke w/DJ Levis

PANINI’S (Beaufort)

Karaoke (9 pm)


The Joseph Michael Duo (6 pm)

POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (10 pm)


#@*! Karaoke


#@*! Karaoke


RETRIEVER’S (Statesboro)

Live Music TBA (2 pm)



Pocket Change (10 pm) MULBERRY INN

BENNY’S (Tybee)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)


Live Music TBA (10 pm)


Live Music TBA


Live Music TBA (9 pm)

THE BRITANNIA (Wilmington Isl.)

Live Music TBA


The Chapmans (8 pm)


High Velocity (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (10 pm)



DJ Jason Hancock spins Progressive House (10 pm)

2nd Annual Fiesta Latina w/Ethnic Music & Folk Dancing (11 am)


Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)



Old School Dance Party w/DJ Analog Kid (10 pm)

DJ Kiah (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

#@*! Karaoke (9 pm)

Dueling Pianos (8:30 pm)

Robert Willis (6 pm)

Big Engine (9:30 pm)

Roy & The Circuit Breakers

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Eric Britt (3 pm), A Nickel Bag of Funk (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

“World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond


The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm)



Live Music TBA (7 pm)

GILLEY’S (Hinesville)



Keith Foskey (9 pm)




David Flannery (9 pm)


. e k o a r a K

STEAMERS (Georgetown)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)


Live Music TBA (10 pm)


David Lugo’s Latin Jazz Motion (7 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton)

Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)


Live Music TBA

PLUM’S (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (10 pm) POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

RED LEG SALOON (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204)

High Velocity (9 pm)

Gypsy Caravan (10 pm) Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

DJ Analog Kid (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.) Dueling Pianos (8:30 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)

Big Engine (9:30 pm)


Live Music TBA (8 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S

Live Music TBA (8 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)

Karaoke (9 pm)

THE CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn) DC2 DESIGN (104 W. Broughton St.) DEB’S PUB & GRUB DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)






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SPANKY’S (River St.)


STEAMERS (Georgetown)

MALONE’S (309 W. River St.)

Live Music TBA (9 pm) Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)

Live Music TBA (7 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE Andres Garcia (9:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)



Buy • Sell • CDs • DVDs • Records

Frank Emerson

& S lly Mad

Live Music TBA MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK Guitarist Jackson Evans (11 am)

Coffee Cafe




Phantom Wingo (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (7 pm)


Savannah’s Starland

Farmers Market

TUBBY’S (River St.)

Irish Pub Acoustic Session (7 pm)

Every Saturday 9am-1pm

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

W 40th St. & Whitaker St.

TURTLE’S (Statesboro)

Live Music TBA

• Local produce


Karaoke w/Frank Nelson (9 pm)

• Handmade Arts


“Piano-Palooza” Karaoke (9 pm)

VFW CLUB (Hinesville)

Live Music TBA (1 pm)


Local Filmmakers’ Short Film Showcase (7 pm)


5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (3 pm)


Live Music TBA (8 pm)


Guitarist Andrew York (3 pm)

WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head)

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)

Live Music TBA

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

DJ Maytag (10 pm) Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Claire Frazier & Peter Tavalin (7 pm)

Live DJ (8 pm)

The Courtenay Brothers (1 pm), Simplified (10:30 pm) Live Music TBA (10 pm) Free Shotz (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)



Joey Manning (7 pm)

SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.) SEA DAWGS (Tybee)



TUBBY’S (River St.)


Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE

Thomas Claxton (5 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ

The Courtenay Brothers (1 pm)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)




Chief (9 pm)


The Eric Culberson Blues Band (6 pm)




DJ spins Beach Music

BERNIE’S (Tybee)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)


Voodoo Soup (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (8 pm)


Live Music TBA (7 pm)


Live Music TBA (7 pm)


The Howard Paul Quartet w/John Brackett (8 pm)

DOC’S BAR (Tybee Island)

DJ KZL’s Kaleidoscope (10 pm)


Harry O’Donoghue

DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)

Karaoke (9 pm)

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

EL POTRO (13051 Abercorn St.)

Open Mic Night (7:30 pm)


Live Piano Music TBA


Jon Doe (11 pm)


The PBR Show (8 pm)

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)


Karaoke w


Chief (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (6 pm) Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9 pm) Diana Rogers

#@*! Karaoke

Live Music TBA (10 pm) Karaoke

Roy & The Circuit Breakers (5 pm) Live Music TBA

Eric Britt (3 pm)

“World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Karaoke w/Michael (9 pm)

Randy “Hatman” Smith (8 pm) Hazel Virtue (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (6 pm) Buddy Corns (5 pm)

The Dixieland Society of The Low Country (3 pm), Deas’ Guys (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR

Dave Keller & Brendan Polk (7 pm)

• Food, Music & Community

41st St.

We Buy Used CDs and DVDs

7090 Hodgson Memorial In the Eisenhower Shopping Plaza

Mon- fri 8am-6pm • Sat 9am-6pm 356-0176

TEMPLE MICKVE ISRAEL (Montgomery Square)

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)

Live Music TBA

and Crafts

SPANKY’S (Pooler)

Ben Tucker & Bob Alberti (11:30 am)


40th St.


DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)

The Britannia Featuring 10 different drafts including 7 imports plus full bar • Pool Table Dart Boards • All Your New Music

Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 2pm-7pm





/ Mon. Night- $2 Jagers & Margaritas / Tues. Night- Restaurant Industry Night / Wed. Night- Ladies Night All Night / Thurs. Night- Guys Night Shot & Beer Specials

/ Sat. Night- Happy Hour 4PM-7PM Coming Soon: Live Music w/ Lurid Miscreants on June 28th 140 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Wilmington Island


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G.E. Perry & Strange Brew (8 pm)


Bull St.

Live Music TBA (9 pm)


Desoto Ave.

Live Music TBA (7 pm)


Whitaker St.

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

Come Check out our selection of used CDs & DVDs and then relax with a coffee or smoothie!

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Victory Square Stadium 9 Victory Square Shopping Center @ Victory Drive & Skidaway

• Self serve soda & butterstations • Free Refills • Digital Sound • Bargain Matinees unit 6pm daily


All New Stadium Seats

No one under 17 admitted unless accompanied by a parent anytime after 6pm. Evening ticket price: $8

Pirates of the Caribbean 3* Daily - 12:10 3:35 7:00 10:10

Fantastic Four 2*

Fri & Sat - 12:00 2:00 4:00 6:10 8:10 10:10 12:00 Sun -Thur - 12:00 2:00 4:00 6:10 8:10 10:10

A Mighty Heart A Mighty Heart 

Live Free or Die Hard*

Wed & Thurs - 11:05 1:45 4:25 7:15 9:55

Surfs Up*

Fri & Tues - 11:45 1:35 3:30 5:25 7:15 9:15


Fri & Sat - 11:20 1:20 3:20 5:20 7:20 9:20 11:20 Sun -Thur - 11:20 1:20 3:20 5:20 7:20 9:20

Oceans 13*

Fri & Sat - 11:25 1:55 4:25 7:00 9:30 11:55 Sun -Thur - 11:25 1:55 4:25 7:00 9:30

If America’s “news” outlets aren’t busy reporting on the bad behavior of imbecilic starlets and socialites, then they’re generally taking pains to track every movement -- taken separately or in unison -- of those gorgeous creatures known as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. With so much unwanted media attention, it’s a wonder that our dynamic celebrity duo gets anything done, but here we have Jolie headlining and Pitt producing A Mighty Heart while Pitt also lends his star power to Ocean’s Thirteen. Based on Mariane Pearl’s book A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl, the film finds Jolie delivering a remarkably restrained performance as Mariane, whose husband (played by Dan Futterman), a Wall Street Journal reporter, is kidnapped while the pair are living in Pakistan in 2002. Six months pregnant, Mariane tries to stay optimistic in the face of this grim situation, using her own sources to track him down while also relying heavily on the aid of the Pakistani anti-terrorism unit, American diplomats and the FBI. In fact, her outer fortitude is occasionally misinterpreted as a lack of concern (i.e. the Lindy “The dingo’s got my baby” Chamberlain syndrome), which leads some to foolishly question her devotion to her husband. But all that matters to Mariane is having her spouse returned to her, and, given Hollywood’s propensity for promoting American know-how as well as its can-do attitude, it’s perhaps the movie’s most surprising development that the efforts of the Pakistanis, not the U.S. law officials, go the furthest toward cracking the case and bringing the terrorists to justice. The real talent to watch is Indian actor Irfan Khan, who figures prominently as the sympathetic Pakistani captain who employs whatever methods are required to locate Danny Pearl.

Ocean’s Thirteen 

Knocked Up

Daily - 11:35 2:10 4:55 7:35 10:15

Shrek 3*

Fri & Sat - 11:15 1:15 3:15 5:15 7:15 9:15 11:15 Sun-Thur - 11:15 1:15 3:15 5:15 7:15 9:15

Nancy Drew*

Fri - Thurs - 12:25 2:35 4:45 7:05 9:15

Evan Almighty*

Fri & Sat - 11:30 1:30 3:30 5:30 7:30 9:30 11:30 Sun -Thur - 11:30 1:30 3:30 5:30 7:30 9:30

Showtimes: (912)355-5000

Isn’t it accepted -- in fact, isn’t it pretty much gospel -- that the third picture in any given trilogy is when the series has totally lost it, when the filmmakers have been completely replaced by pimps and profiteers? So how is it possible that Ocean’s Thirteen has emerged as the best of this star-studded franchise? Male-on-male love (platonically speaking, of course) has always been the driving force in this series (even in the 1960 Rat Pack original from which these new works emanate), and this one milks that sense of camaraderie for all it’s worth. The boys are back in town for this latest chapter, and the action begins when one of the group’s senior members, Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould), gets swindled by a venal casino owner named Willy Bank (Al Pacino), who cheats Reuben out of his share in a

swanky new Las Vegas casino. The incident leaves Reuben near death’s door, and Danny Ocean (George Clooney) decides that they owe it to the old-timer (who was his former mentor) to set matters straight. Thus begins an elaborate scheme that finds Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) posing as an environmentalist, Linus Caldwell (Matt Damon) disguising himself as an underling with a generous proboscis, and Basher Tarr (Don Cheadle) passing himself off as a stunt cyclist. Yet even all of these cons don’t quite get the job done, forcing the team to reluctantly turn to their old nemesis, Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), for assistance. Because there are so many characters competing for attention (think back to how poorly utilized Damon was in the first flick), there will always be casualties when it comes to screen time, and in this installment, it’s Bernie Mac who gets hit the hardest -- he’s only allowed one scene in

which he’s allowed to strut his funny stuff. Yet because this is the most briskly paced of the three, and because the revenge angle provides its protagonists with a particularly poignant rooting interest, it’s hard to get bogged down in the flaws.

Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer 

It remains a mystery how the 2005 superhero yarn Fantastic Four grossed $154 million stateside, considering that most of its special effects were on the level of a 6year-old floating his plastic boat in the bathtub. The good news is that, this time, 20th Century Fox has ensured that much of the loot is visible on the screen. The effects are a vast improvement over those in the previous installment, particularly the CGI-created Silver Surfer. Would that the rest of this


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Nancy Drew 

Unless I miss my call, Nancy Drew is the sort of kids’ movie that will be treated with kid gloves by most critics, who will at worst dismiss it as a mere mediocrity. Don’t you believe it. Nancy Drew is a glorious achievement of the so-bad-it’s-brilliantly-bad variety -- I won’t go so far as to state it’s Battlefield: Earth for the Clearasil crowd, but it’s clearly a turkey no matter how it’s sliced up. Author Carolyn Keene’s teen heroine has endured in print as an old-school sleuth, but the makers of this featherbrained film, assuming (perhaps correctly) that setting this any earlier than, oh, 2004 would spell disaster at the box office, have updated it to function as a here-and-now preppy piece, as clueless about its deficiencies as Clueless (its obvious role model) was savvy about its milieu. Emma Roberts, portraying Nancy as something of a pill, quickly grates as her precocious character moves (along with dad Tate Donovan) from her comfy little hometown of River Heights to a spooky Los Angeles mansion, whereupon she immediately begins investigating the death of a famous actress who passed away decades earlier. Between its portrayal of a faded Hollywood as awash in corruption and decay and its casting of Laura Harring as the murdered starlet, this often feels like a demented attempt to make a kidfriendly version of David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive -- if only this one had also included a freaky white-haired cowboy to bump off the multitude of insufferable characters. And speaking of insufferable, the top honor in that category goes to Spencer Breslin wannabe Josh Flitter, a mini-Lou Costello who contributes more ham than the deli section in any supermarket.

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The world needs another penguin movie about as much as it needs another Rambo flick. Turns out we’re getting both, but while it’s too early to comment on the upcoming Stallone sequel (though be sure to check out that incredibly violent trailer on YouTube), the animated film about the flightless fowl isn’t bad, with a narrative slant that overcomes its typically blasé story about an underdog who triumphs against the odds while learning important life lessons regarding friendship, sacrifice and self-awareness. Employing a mock-documentary format rarely seen in animated films -- only Aardman’s Oscar-winning Creature Comforts comes to mind -- this pleasant timefiller plays like Dogtown and Z-Boys or The Endless Summer for the small fry, with its tale of a slacker penguin named Cody (Shia LaBeouf) who’s only happy when he’s surfing. He enters into a major international competition, where his rivals include new pal Chicken Joe (Jon Heder) and the bullying (and nine-time defending champion) Tank Evans (Diedrich Bader). An underachiever from the start, Cody eventually finds romance with a cute lifeguard named Lani (Zooey Deschanel, sexy even when voicing a penguin) and a mentor in The Geek (Jeff Bridges, slyly channeling The Dude from The Big Lebowski), a beach bum harboring a big secret. The abundance of schmaltz that plagued Happy Feet is thankfully missing here, though the movie does make sure to shoehorn in the obligatory flatulence gags.

Company and is being ordered to wipe out any pirate ship it encounters. (Don’t look to me to explain any of the backstory; go rent the first two films.) Teaming up with their former enemy Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) head off to find Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp), the only man who’s able to help them put an end to this new age of eradication. The only problem is that Sparrow’s apparently dead, trapped for eternity in Davy Jones’ Locker. To attempt to relay more plot details would probably only lead to reader confusion, so suffice it to say that Sparrow still fears the tentacled Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), Will still hopes to free his tortured father (Stellan Skarsgard) from Davy Jones’ grip, and Elizabeth turns into a kick-ass riot grrrl in much the same manner as Carrie Fisher’s Leia in Return of the Jedi. All of the series’ regulars are sent off in satisfying (and even surprising) ways, and at its best, the movie exhibits a real affection for the sort of fantasy-tinged material that kept Ray Harryhausen employed back in the day. As for Keith Richards’ heavily hyped turn as Sparrow’s dad -- well, let’s just say that the Rolling Stone probably spent more time tuning his guitar before any given concert than he did filming his two paltry scenes for this film. There are basically two types of good summer movies: the ones that are accomcont’d on page 32

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End 

Thirty-three minutes. Yes, it takes 33 minutes into the 168-minute Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End before Johnny Depp even makes an appearance. Considering he’s this franchise’s MVP, that’s a dicey move on the part of the filmmakers; then again, everything about this second sequel operates with a go-for-broke mentality. Pirates 3 is overblown, overstuffed and over-the-top. It’s also entertaining and sometimes even exciting, which right there marks it as an improvement over last summer’s Dead Man’s Chest. In most respects, it’s the sort of summer movie which forces critics to denounce summer movies, relying too heavily on bombast and bullying tactics (both copyrighted trademarks of producer Jerry Bruckheimer). And yet there’s no denying that the picture contains a good measure of whimsy (usually MIA in pre-sold blockbusters) and a great deal of plot (ditto). In fact, there are enough plotlines in this one movie to fill an entire season of Lost or 24, evidence that director Gore Verbinski and scripters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio are at least making an effort to earn their paychecks. Opening with a sequence that feels like an homage (rip-off?) to the start of Return of the Jedi (with Chow Yun-Fat instead of Jabba the Hutt), the film establishes that it’s a dark period for the Rebel Alliance -- excuse me, for the pirates who roam the seas, as the indestructible Flying Dutchman is now under the command of the East India

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picture inspired similar admiration. Instead, FF2 suffers from the same ailments that made the original such a drag: ham-fisted direction, embarrassing acting, stilted dialogue and the fumbling of a classic villain. Returning helmer Tim Story does manage a bit more visual pizzazz this time around, and the script by TV heavyweights Don Payne (The Simpsons) and Mark Frost (Twin Peaks) sets up some mildly interesting conflicts, not only between the heroes and their adversaries but also among the team members themselves: group leader Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd), fiancee Sue Storm/Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba), Reed’s best friend Ben Grimm/The Thing (Michael Chiklis) and Sue’s kid brother Johnny Storm/Human Torch (Chris Evans). Personal issues get thrust onto the backburner, though, once the Silver Surfer (voiced by Laurence Fishburne) flies onto the scene with the intention of destroying the planet. The team must work fast to contain this intergalactic menace, with their efforts hampered by the return of their old nemesis Dr. Doom (Julian McMahon). Victor Von Doom ranks as one of the comic world’s all-time great villains, yet in both FF films, he’s about as menacing as the parking valet at a ritzy restaurant (and wait till you see what they do to another great villain, the planet-devouring Galactus!).


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plished enough to withstand multiple viewings over the years (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Men In Black) and the ones that offer momentary popcorn thrills but are ultimately so shallow that they can’t hold up under the scrutiny of repeat screenings (Top Gun, Independence Day, Gladiator). Pirates 3 clearly falls into the latter camp: It’s a fine summertime distraction, but woe to the viewer who elects to revisit it somewhere down the line.

Knocked Up 

Like the Farrelly Brothers’ breakout hit There’s Something About Mary, director Judd Apatow’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin was unique in that it managed to successfully mix raunch with romance. Most films that attempt this feat usually err on the side of vulgarity (think American Pie), but just as Mary gave us charming people nicely played by Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller -- his affection for her was palpable -- Virgin crafted a disarming love story between Steve Carell’s title character and Catherine Keener’s single mom. Interestingly, this relationship was only amplified by the raucous goings-on surrounding it, as the hijinks of Carell’s buddies brought the romance into sharper relief. Knocked Up, which reunites Apatow with Virgin co-star Seth Rogen, attempts a similar balancing act, only it falls a tad short of attaining the same success as its predecessor. There’s a sweet love story on view here as well, only because it’s more rushed and not allowed to unfold at a natural clip, it ultimately plays second string to the picture’s comedy quota. Fortunately, on that front, the movie’s an unqualified hit: It’s doubtful another film will be released this summer -- maybe even this year -- that offers as many theater-rumbling belly laughs as this one. Rogen plays Ben Stone, who, true to his last name, is a slacker who enjoys smoking reefer and hanging out with his equally unambitious roommates. One night at a trendy nightclub, he meets Alison (Katherine Heigl), who’s out celebrating the fact that she has just been promoted to an on-air position at E! Entertainment Television. One drink leads to another, and before morning arrives, the pair will have engaged in a one-night stand. At least that was the game plan; instead, Alison learns a few weeks later that she’s pregnant,

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1150 Shawnee St. • 920-1227 Silver Surfer, Nancy Drew, Hostel 2, Knocked Up, Pirates 3, SpiderMan 3 and she decides that she and Ben (with whom she has nothing in common) should attempt to make their relationship work for the sake of the baby. Two other Virgin players, Lesie Mann and Paul Rudd, are excellent as Alison’s perpetually combative sister and brother-inlaw, and their prominence on the scene offers Alison and Ben a firsthand look at how their lives might turn out if they elect to remain together. Alison insists she doesn’t want to end up as miserable as her older sister; this may be Apatow’s explanation as to why she falls for Ben so quickly, but it’s an argument that doesn’t hold up, since the writer-director fails to sufficiently flesh out their courting period

between that initial tryst and the birth of the child. Still, thanks to the sweet performances by Heigl and especially Rogen, there’s still plenty of warmth to be drawn from the resultant drama. Yet in this picture, it’s comedy that’s king. Apatow’s script is crammed with sharp one-liners and clever incidents, and it’s astonishing to note how rarely they miss the mark. Apatow’s ability to wring laughs both large and small out of ordinary situations is enviable; just call him the Good Humor Man.

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Forget A Tale of Two Cities. What we have here is a tale of two halves, one superior, the other execrable. Assembling three actors whose careers have seen better decades -- Kevin Costner, William Hurt and Demi Moore -- director Bruce A. Evans has crafted an initially intriguing thriller about a beloved philanthropist (Costner) who occasionally moonlights as a serial killer whenever the voice inside his head (personified in the flesh by Hurt) urges him to go hack somebody up. The detective (Moore) who’s been on his trail for years feels that she’s getting close to breaking the case, thanks to the presence of an eyewitness (Dane Cook) who might turn out to be as certifiable as Mr. Brooks himself. The film’s first half is powerful stuff, thanks to the unique setup (presenting Mr. Brooks’ alter ego as a physical manifestation shouldn’t work, but it does), Evans’ moody direction and exquisitely matched performances by Costner and Hurt. It’s a shame, then, to see the second part go to hell, as the screenplay by Evans and Raynold Gideon gets out of too many narrative jams by relying on whopping coincidences. .

Shrek the Third

Mike Myers may well be the star of the Shrek franchise, but he’s hardly the one whose character most vividly remains in the minds of moviegoers. For the 2001 original, Eddie Murphy earned the lion’s share of the positive notices for his vigorous vocal work as the obnoxious donkey sidekick (even if it was just a reworking of his vigorous vocal work as the obnoxious dragon sidekick in Mulan). And for the 2004 sequel, it was clearly Antonio Banderas as the debonair Puss In Boots who emerged as the cat’s meow. In Shrek the

Third, both the donkey and the kitty have largely been neutered, and the film’s makers didn’t bother to introduce any compelling new characters to pick up the slack (Justin Timberlake’s Arthur and Eric Idle’s Merlin certainly don’t cut it). The result is a step down from the first two flicks in the series, though the drop isn’t nearly as precipitous as its detractors will insist. Shrek (which somehow beat Monsters, Inc. for the first Best Animated Feature Oscar ever handed out) and Shrek 2 (which stands as the third all-time top moneymaker) were amusing enough, although the impersonal style of animation, rapid succession of instantly dated pop culture references and fondness for scatological humor always left me a little cold. Shrek the Third brings the exact same ingredients to the table, only what’s offered feels more like leftovers.

Spider-Man 3

The appeal of Spider-Man has always reached far beyond the comic book crowd: He’s become an icon of enormous proportions, a larger-than-life figure who, in the superhero genre, is matched perhaps only by Superman and Batman. With this in mind, director Sam Raimi and his scripters have fashioned three Spider-Man flicks that have all managed to remain true to the spirit -- if not always the letter -- of the comic series. None have reached the giddy heights of, say, 1978’s Superman or 2005’s Batman Begins, but they have all achieved what they set out to do: provide solid entertainment for the summer movie crowd. On the domestic front, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) find themselves struggling with relationship woes, while on the battlefields of NYC, Spider-Man must face off against the Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), Venom (Topher Grace), a resurgent Green Goblin (James Franco), and his own dark impulses. With so many spandex hijinks going on, it’s a wonder that the movie isn’t wall to wall with pounding action. But with a generous running time of 140 minutes, Raimi is able to occasionally slow down the pace and allow more introspective moments to take center stage. w

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Stephanie Edwards will perform. Tickets are $45. I Sold It on eBay for Coastal Pet Rescue I Sold It on eBay is accepting items on behalf of Coastal Pet Rescue. Donors may bring any item valued at more than $40 to the I Sold It On eBay store located next to TJ Maxx in Savannah Centre. The item will be listed and proceeds will go directly to Coastal Pet Rescue. Call 351-4151 or 3537633 or visit or 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 providing them with blankets that have been lovingly handmade. Yarn, fabric and monetary donations also are accepted. Call Amanda Welch at 856-8041 or Recycle, Reduce and Reuse for Coastal Pet Rescue Coastal Pet Rescue is asking area businesses to collect ink and toner cartridges at their offices. This fund-raiser will help with regular vet care for rescued pets. Contact Becky Soprych at 351-4151 or becky@ to arrange for cartridge pickup. 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. White Bluff UMC Cookbook The Eve Circle at White Bluff United Methodist Church has compiled Eve’s Tasty Temptations, with 497 recipes from the congregation, family and friends. It sells for $15 with profits benefitting the Wesley Community Center. Call 925-5924 or send $17 to Eve Circle c/o White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd., Savannah, 31419. Tybee Turtle Tour This program is sponsored by the Tybee Arts Association to raise money to help save turtles through ecological education in a public art forum. Fifty fiberglass statues of sea turtles have been placed around Tybee Island and vicinity, and volunteers are being sought to decorate them. Organizational meetings are being held Wednesdays at 7pm, at the old school behind the new gym on Tybee. Visit The tour will be active through autumn, 2007.

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AARP Senior Drivers Safety Program Instructors are needed to teach this program in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties. For information, call Chuck at 598-1011. 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 Summer classes run for a week at a time. Students attend Monday through Friday. Morning sessions are 9 a.m. to noon and afternoon sessions are 1-4 p.m. The cost is $160 per week, including supplies. Classes are for ages 6-9 and 10-14. Themes are Creatures of the Carribbean July 16-20, Mythical Beasts & Beauties June 25-29 and July 23-27 and Mad for Mod! July 9-13 and July 30 through Aug. 3. Life Drawing for Teens ages 15 and older will be held Aug. 2024 from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $225, including supplies. That class will be taught by SCAD professor Jeff Markowsky. Visit www. or call 921-1151. Art Studio Sessions Six-week sessions on Tuesday evenings 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. Beading Classes Learn jewelry-making techniques during the month of June at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Upcoming classes include: basic bead stringing June 20 from 6-8 p.m. for $15; and polymer clay Asian wearable vessel Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $30. Call 920-6659. Brush with Clay Classes in Raku, brush work, relief work, surface decoration, figurative and more in clay with individual attention are offered at CarosArt Studio by professional artist/clay sculptor Carolyne Graham. Costs $100 for 6 classes, or $30 per class. Clay supplies are extra. Call 925-7393 to register. Conscious Prosperity A workshop, Conscious Prosperity: The Secret to Simple & Lasting Personal Worth, will be presented by John Moore, the continued on page 34

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Chatham County Democratic Party meets the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. at 109 W. Victory Dr. Call Karen Arms at 897-1300 or David Bonorato at 9217039 or visit Chatham County Democratic Women For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222. Chatham County Young Democrats is dedicated to getting young people ages 14 to 39 active in governmental affairs and to encourage their involvement at all levels of the Democratic party. Contact Rakhsheim Wright at 604-7319 or chathamcountyyds@ Chatham County Young Republicans For information, visit or call Brad Morrison at 596-4810. Chatham Urban Transportation Study Copies of the draft documents for revisions to the long-range transportation plan and Tranportation Imrpovement Program are available for review at all branches of the Live Oak Public Libraries. Send written comments no later than the close of business on June 26 to Wykoda Wang, Metropolitan Planning Commission, 110 E. State St., Savannah, 31401. Public hearings will be held Thursday, June 21 at 5 p.m. and Wednesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. at the MPC hearing room, 112 E. State St. Call 651=1452. Coastal Democrats Contact Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or Drinking Liberally Promoting democracy one pint at a time - share politics while sharing a pitcher. This is an informal gathering of like-minded, left-leaners who may want to trade ideas, get more involved and just enjoy each other’s company. Meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. at WG’s Tavern, 17 Lincoln St. For information, visit or send email to for location of the meeting. Indy Media Film Night View films produced by independent journalists, media activists and organizations the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Presented free of charge by Fear No Arts Media. Visit for film

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DebtFREE guru, pm Saturday, July 28 fro m9 am. to 12:30 p.m. at Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. The fee is payable at the competion and will be decided by participants, based on the value they feel they have received from the content. A 312-page textbook is available for $49.95 and software is available for $59.95. To register, call 355-4704. Walk-ins are welcome. Construction Apprentice Program A free 16-week training program for men and women who have an interest in learning construction skills that will lead to career level jobs. Call Tara H. Sinclair at 604-9574. 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 Davenport House Docent Training is conducted every February, July and October. Call 236-8097 or send email to Epworth Children’s Orchestra A children’s strings orchestra for elementary age-string players directed by Ellen Hooper on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 2201 Bull St. There is a $20 registration fee, which covers

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t take your time, Aries. Move double fast and strategize from many angles, always thinking ten steps ahead. Please don’t keep your hands clean, either. Play with the muck and roll in the mud and learn from the dirt. And don’t you dare be measured and balanced. Instead, be an intense and relentless initiator of decisive actions. One last thing: Don’t play nice and sweet. Be a holy troublemaker, a noisemaker who breaks the silence and keeps it broken. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In what areas of your life are you trying too hard? How might you be undoing your good intentions by grasping them so tightly that you’ve squeezed out all the juice? In what ways are you so boxed in by habitual thoughts that you’re not spontaneous any more? It’s a perfect moment to fix these problems, Taurus. To begin getting yourself in the mood, relax every muscle in your body -- especially your achy-breaky desire muscles -- and half-sing, halfshout an exuberant “YO!” GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your patron saint of the week is Beatrice Wood (1893-1998), whose association with surrealist artists and her bohemian life as a painter and actress earned her the title “The Mama of Dada.” At the age of 92, she finished her autobiography, which was entitled *I Shock Myself.* Your first assignment, Gemini, is to do three things in the coming week about which you’ll be able to say, “I shock myself.” Your second assignment is to imagine that you’re 92 and looking back with pride at the top ten smart things you did to shock yourself into a heightened state of awareness in the years between now and then. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Any strength can turn into a liability if it’s taken too far. Any skill may lead you astray if expressing it becomes a compulsive habit that distracts you from responding authentically to the raw truth of the moment. That’s why every now and then I

non-fiction, creative non-fiction and memoirs. Call 398-1727 or send e-mail to for details and rates. Got Students? Space available soon for teachers - education, fitness, spiritual - of all types who need a space for their classes. Reasonable rates. Call Tony at 655-4591. Guided Imagery Change your life with guided imagery. 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 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. Communication Barriers will be presented June 28 from 2-3 p.m. 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 Intro to Sea Kayaking Savannah Canoe and Kayak offers an introductory class on sea kayaking every Saturday. The $95 cost includes kayak, gear and lunch. An intermediate class is available on Sundays. Reservations are required. Call 341-9502 or visit 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 include a 35-minute video 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 Joy & Vitality Inc. presents a line of attraction workshop that meets each Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at a downtown location. Make all your wishes come true. Study and practice how you can have, do and be anything you desire. Call 656-8156. Space is limited. Cost is $10 per session.

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24 at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Phillippa’s Place. Enter on Macon Street off Troup Square. To register, call 2340980. Workshop: Mouth Off will presented by All Walks of Life Thursdays through Aug. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the West Broad Street YMCA, 1110 May St. This workshop is for youth ages 12-19 designed to build vocabulary, literacy and understanding of poetry, rap, hip-hop and spoken word. The workshop will culminate with a live performance written, planned, rehearsed and performed by workshop participants. Call 341-8306 or visit www.

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AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club This is an official student club of Armstrong Atlantic State University that accepts non-students as associate members. It is devoted to the exploration and enjoyment of the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Activities include book discussions, movie screenings, role playing game sessions, board and card games, guest speakers, episode marathons and armor demonstrations. Provides guest speakers to educators upon request. Call Michael at 220-8129, send e-mail to or or visit http:// Bike Night with Mikie is held every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at The Red Zone Bar and Grill in Richmond Hill. Half of the proceeds of a 50/50 drawing go to the military for phone cards and other items. Blackbeard’s Scuba Club Call Ryan Johnson at 604-5977. Chihuahua Club of Savannah A special little club for special little dogs and their owners meets one Saturday each month at 10:30 a.m. For information, visit ChiSavannah/. Civil Air Patrol is the civilian, volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is involved in search and rescue, aerospace education and cadet programs. Meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for cadets (12-18 years old) and 7 p.m. for adult members at the former Savannah Airport terminal building off Dean Forest Road. Visit, send e-mail to, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410. Clean Coast meets monthly on the first Monday at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Check for event schedule. Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah Visit for meeting schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubby’s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. 728-5989. Code Pink is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at

Queenies To Go Go, 1611 Habersham St. Contact mimi.thegoddessfactory@gmail. com or visit Discussion Group for Unsung Heroes You may not require recognition but someone else may want to know your story and it could make a difference in your life. Discussion groups or meetings will be set up. For info, send e-mail to unsung-heros@ English Style Table Soccer Savannah Subbuteo Club. Call 667-7204 or visit Geechee Sailing Club meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr. in Thunderbolt. Open to all interested in boating and related activities. Call 234-1903. Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. between Park Avenue and Duffy Street. Call 236-8546. Low Country Turners This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Hank Weisman at 786-6953. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 184 in Thunderbolt. Call 786-4508. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Meet new friends and enjoy a welcome break. Hear guest speakers on topics relevant to mothering, along with discussion time, creative activities and more, because mothering matters. Call for the location, date and time of the next meeting. MOPS is for all mothers with children from birth to kindergarten. Child care is provided. Visit or call 898-4344. No Kidding! is the area’s first social club for single and married adults who do not have children. Meet other non-parents at events and activities. For information on No Kidding! visit or send e-mail to PURE: Photographers Using Real Elements Join with other photographers and artists to celebrate the authentic photography processes of black and white film and paper development using chemicals in a darkroom. Help in the creation and promotion of Savannah’s first cooperative darkroom space to enhance the lives of working photographers and introduce the community to the magic of all classic photo chemical processes. Contact for next meeting time. Contact Kathleen Thomas at Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at Books-AMillion and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@ or visit St. Almo The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meets at 6 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. (Time changes with the season.) Call 234-3336.

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Adult Ballet Classes at Islands Dance Academy, 115 Charlotte Dr, Whitemarsh Island near Publix shopping center. Adult ballet, modern and hip-hop dance classes. All levels and body types welcome. The cost is $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. A variety of youth classes also are available. Intermediate Adult Ballet with Kathleen Collins meets Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Adult Ballet with Karen Burns meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Modern Dance with Kathleen Collins meets Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Hip-Hop with Bonnie Kaar meets Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Contact Sue Braddy at 8972100. Adult Tap Classes The Gretchen Greene School of Dance is offering adult tap classes through July 17. Beginner Level is Tuesdasy from 6-6:45 p.m. and Intermediate Level is Tuesdasy from 6:45-7:30 p.m. Pay by class or purchase a multi-class card at a discount. For information, call 897-4235 or visit Argentine Tango Practice and Lesson Learn the dance while having fun Sundays from 1:30-3:30 at the Doris Martine Dance Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. $2 per person. Call 925-7416.

Ballroom Dance Party with the Moon River Dancers will be held Saturday, June 16. A Waltz lesson will be held at 7 p.m. and the social dance will be from 8-10:30 p.m. The cost is $10. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call 961-9960 or 655-4985. Breffni Academy of Irish Dance has opened a location in Richmond Hill and is accepting students. The academy is located at Life Moves Dance Studio, 10747 Ford Ave. For information, call Michael or Nicola O’Hara at 305-756-8243 or send email to Visit Flamenco Enthusiasts Dance or learn flamenco in Savannah with the Flamenco Cooperative. Meetings are held on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 or 3 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance. Any level welcome. If you would like to dance, accompany or sing, contact Laura Chason at Gretchen Greene School of Dance Summer Classes will offer ongoing classes during the summer for children ages 8 and up that will run through July 19. Classes for ages 12 and up are Advanced Ballet on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. and Advanced Jazz on Thursdays from 4-5 p.m.. Intermediate Jazz/Tap for ages 8 and up will be held Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. All are open classes with no need to register, just show up and dance. For information, call 897-4235 or visit continued on page 38

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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 Moon River Dancers’ Summer Ball will be held Saturday, July 21 from 7:30-11 p.m. at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Dessert and coffee will be provided and there will be a cash bar. The dance will feature a tropical theme. $20 per person. Tickets by advance sale only. Call 961-9960 or 655-4985. 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 and announced each Monday. The dance lessons are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Special cocktail prices are from 6:30-10 p.m. and their are hors d’ouerves. There is no cover charge. Everyone is invited and welcomed into club membership. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit The Studio Ongoing classes include Hip Hop/Funk on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Adult Beginner 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 Youth Dance Program The West Broad Street YMCA, Inc. presents its Instructional Dance Program in jazz and ballet for kids 4 to 18. $30 per month for one class and $35 per month for both classes. Call 233-1951.


A balanced life Student massage is offered at the Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc. Cost ranges from $30 to $40 for a one-hour massage and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 3553011 for an appointment. The school is at 6413B Waters Ave. Cardiorespiratory Endurance Training will be offered by Chatham County Park Services for persons 18 and up at Tom Triplett Park on Tuesdays from 5:306:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 8-9 a.m. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and will be required to sign a waiver form before participating. All classes are free. Call 652-6780 or 965-9629. Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga

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IntegrityGA Network Meeting A meeting of the Episcopal Church’s IntegrityGA network will be held Saturday, June 16 from noon to 2 p.m. in Vidalia at the Church of the Annunciation. Call Jamie at 234-5398 or email snyderpc@bellsouth. net. Savannah Pride, Inc. meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St. Everyone is encouraged to attend, for without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call Patrick Mobley at 224-3238. Standout is First City’s gay youth support group. Meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the FCN Headquarters, 307 E. Harris St., 3rd floor. Call 657-1966. What Makes A Family is a children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 352-2611. continued on page 40


Better Speech and Hearing Month Savannah Speech and Hearing Center is hosting an open house every Thursday in May from 9-11:30 a.m. with complimentary hearing screens and hearing aid checks. Audiologists will be available to discuss current trends in amplification. Light refreshments will be provided. Call 3554601. Cancer Prevention St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St., will present a seminar June 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. Call 447-6605. 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 4476605 or 232-2003. Choose to Be Healthy Learn to go within, find balance/healing and access inner wisdom and peace. Offering free sample of Reiki Energy Medicine. Contact Ellen Farrell, MA, NCC, LPC at or 247-4263. 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

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and mammograms. Call 692-1451 to see if you qualify for services. Located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5, Medical Center. Every Step Counts Survivor Walk This monthly cancer survivors’ walk is free and open to all survivors and their loved ones. Call DeDe Cargill at 398-6654. Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings are conducted at three locations within St. Joseph’s/Candler. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:15-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, checks will be offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Checks are offered every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Checks will be offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578. Free hearing & speech screening Every Thursday morning from 9-11 a.m. at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601. Free skin cancer screening will be held June 23 at the Effingham YMCA. Appointments are necessary. Call 819-3368. Gastric Bypass Surgery Session Memorial Health Bariatrics presents free informational sessions every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium with Dr. John Angstadt and other staff members, who discuss obesity and the surgical process. Free. Call 350-DIET or visit Georgia Cares Medicare Part D Assistance The toll-free hotline is 1-800-669-8387. Got Students/Clients? Space available soon for teachers - education, fitness, spiritual - of all types who need a space for their classes. Reasonable rates. Call Tony at 655-4591. Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes are being offiered at the Family Health and Birth Center in Rincon. The group classes

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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. Rookery and Tree Tales Join a Wilderness Southeast expert birding guide and master naturalist and plant enthusiast David Moulder for a meander through the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. The focus will be the communal nesting of thousands of herons, egrets, ibis,

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Buddhist Workshops Dr. Daniel Levine, SCAD art history professor, will conduct three workshops that explore the development of Buddhist imagery. This program is sponsored by the Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group. Call 4297265 for information. 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 920-0801. 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 920-0801. 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 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 Services with the Rev. Ricky Temple are held Saturday from 6-7:30 p.m. at 9700 Middleground Rd. Sunday worship services

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Needed. Make money daily. FT/PT. No experience required. Start immediately. Call Now! 1-800-842-0414


Get Paid to Shop! Retail/Dining establishments need undercover clients to judge quality/customer service. Earn up to $150/per day. Call (888)491-1766. NOW HIRING FOR RESTAURANT & JAZZ CLUB. Must be 21, dependable & able to work weekends and evenings. Call 231-8369 to schedule interview appointment. Kokopelli’s 107 W. Broughton.


Established intermodal trucking company expanding into the Savannah area. Looking for owner/operators to run steady year round freight. Home every night. Great rates! Must have 2 years verifiable experience. Call Mike at 877-777-9002. START A NEW CAREER as Medical Transcriptionist and work at home!



Did you use AMO (Advanced Medical Optics) COMPLETE MOISTURE PLUS MULTI-PURP O S E S O LU T I O N b e t w e e n January 1, 2005 and the present time or BAUSCH & LOMB RENU WITH MOISTURELOC between November, 2004 and June 1, 2006 and developed an eye infection? You may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727.




Homes for Sale


less. Listed below appraisal for quick sale. Please call 912-748-1773 or 912-988-6041.

DID YOU RECEIVE A DEFIBRILLATOR MANUFAC TURED BY GUIDANT between 1997 and the present time? If you received a recall letter, had to undergo replacement surgery, s u f fe re d co m p l i c at i o n s o r death occurred after placement of this device, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727


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Restaurant & Hotel


on historic River Street is now hiring for an Experienced Cook and Bartender. We are one of Savannah’s hot spots and definitely a tourist attraction for all who visit our city. Applicants must be mature, self-motivated, extremely responsible and have a strong work ethic. All applicants must pass a background check. If you have a great personality and the desire to work with a great group of people, please apply in person at 18 East River Street. For general information or questions, please feel free to call 912-398-6819.


Business Opportunity

JANITORIAL BUSINESS For Sale Grossing $60K per year. $19,500, Financing Available. Veteran Discount. Call 912-224-5045.


Wanted to Buy $ 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)


5.12acres, 3bed/2.5bath. Greatroom, Formal Dining Room, Eatin Kitchen S.S. Garage&Barn. Many extras. $279,900. For Details and private showing Call 912-587-4095 912-713-4286.

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BANK REPOS! 6BR/5BA only $254/mo! 3BR Home $253/mo! 5% down, 20yrs. @ 8% APR! Listings: 800-536-8517 xT275. BUY 6BR/5BA $254/mo! 3BR/2BA home $203/mo! Bank Repos/Foreclousures! 5% down, 20yrs. @ 8%APR. Listings: 800-720-7042 xT316.

FSBO - Bloomingdale REDUCED!

3BR, 2BA House on just over 2 acres. LR and extra large FR, all appliances and A/C, 6 yrs. old or

NOW...Finally Available for Rent or Lease-to-Purchase

92 PEMBROKE PLACE Astonishing 3-bedroom/2.5bath, 1940 sqft. brand new home in Pembroke, GA. This home has hardwood floors, granite countertops, upgraded trim work, sprinkler system, energy efficient certification and much more....Whether, you are in the market to buy or rent, this is an offer that you cannot afford to miss. Priced at $219,900, this home can be yours to rent for only $1200/month, or yours to purchase, with owner lease to purchase option, for only $1350/month. This offer won’t last long, so call Ryan NOW @ 912-658-2054.



349 Tattnall Street Beautifully restored 3-story historic home, c. 1844. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Corner lot. Garden level apartment. Original hardwood floors, 6 FP, modern kitchen/baths, deck w/hot tub. Private courtyard. $635,000.


HUD HOMES! 3BR/1BA $203/mo! 4BR/2BA $228/mo! 5% down, 20yrs. @ 8% APR! Listiings: 800-536-8517 xT310. $ 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)

We match Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Toll Free 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions 866-459-3370 $ 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)

Timber Company Liquidation!

24 acres, $99.900. 40 acres, $159,900. Timber Company selling off large wooded acreages in Southeast Georgia. One day only, Saturday, June 30th. Loaded with wildlife. subdivision potential. Excellent financing. call National Timber Partners now. 1-800-898-4409 x 1309.

Waterfront Property

IMMACULATE 3BR/2BA Home for rent. 2-car garage, fenced yard, quiet neighborhood. 6 Bateau Court, Wilmington Island. Call 912-313-9681.

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Homes for Rent

BANK REPOS! 6BR/5BA only $254/mo! 3BR Home $253/mo! 5% down, 20yrs. @ 8% APR! Listings: 800-536-8517 xT275.

New Brick Ranch


Homes for Sale


Homes for Sale

Lake view only $49,900 Lakefront from $99,900 40 Minutes from Augusta. excellent financing available. Sales office open daily. Call for directions! 1-877-426-2326 x2734


Homes for Rent 13 RAVEN WOOD WAY. Pooler. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, completely furnished with furniture, bedding, kitchenware, etc. Located in Godley Station. All community amenities included. Rent $2200. Call 547-0385.

BUY 6BR/5BA $254/mo! 3BR/2BA home $203/mo! Bank Repos/Foreclosures! 5% down, 20yrs @ 8%APR. Listings: 800-720-7042 xT316.

HOUSE FOR RENT - POOLER 309 Carver St. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, $675/month + $675 deposit. No pets allowed! References required. Call 912-748-6944 or email HUD HOMES! 3BR/1BA $203/mo! 4BR/2BA $228/mo! 5% down, 20yrs. @ 8% APR! Listiings: 800-536-8517 xT310.

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Ask About Opportunity for Deep Water Dock Use D E E P WAT E R D O C K : N e w Home - 5 Rio Road: 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 2 WILSHIRE BLVD: 3-4 BR, 2BA, pool in backyard. www.savannahsbest HUGE 2 acre yard - Bring your farm animals: 421 Hinesville Rd: 2BR, 1BA, deck, large yard with mature trees and country setting. www.savannahsbest 29 Pointer Place: Brick Townhome conveniently located on S a v a n n a h ’s S o u t h s i d e . 2BR/1.5BA, close to Savannah Mall & on bus line. www.savannahsbest Forest River: Deep water, dock and furnished efficiency apt. Breathless sunsets. 1 block to Sav’h Mall. Includes all utilities (except cable & phone). Available June 1st $850/month.

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

STOP RENTING!! Gov’t & Bank Foreclosures! $0 to Low Down! No Credit OK! Call Now! 1-800-881-7410.


Central heat & air, carpet, kitchen furnished. Delesseps Avenue, convenient to downtown, SCAD and SSC. $650/month, $650/deposit. 912-727-2273 or 912-308-3338.


Townhomes/Condos for Rent


Charming 3 bedroom/2.5 bath, conveniently located near base,


Townhomes/Condos for Rent

hospitals, shops and historic district. Washer/dryer and water included. $1100/monthly. No pets. 912-401-8304.


Apartments for Rent Two blocks from Starland Lofts, bakery, cafe, dog park. Pets OK. Available 7/1. $750. Call 912-655-5811



Room for Rent

Apartments for Rent 125 E. 40th St. Newly renovated duplex, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, large kitchen, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, central heat/air, 2 fireplaces, large courtyard & deck. $1175/month. contact 912-484-5181 or 912-220-1020.

One block north of Forsyth Park Courtyard. In house W&D, $550/month . Utilities not included! Non-smoking! No pets! For appt, call 912-272-1964 between 10am-5pm.

FURNISHED with utilities. Large One bedroom Victorian at 34th & Lincoln. Including: cable, TV, washer & dryer, 2 fireplaces and pantry. $265/weekly, $280/deposit. $950/monthly. Call 912-231-9464.

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ROOMS FOR RENT: I n Quiet neighborhood, On busline, Offstreet parking, On-site laundry. HUD HOMES! 3BR/1BA $203/mo! All utilities included, Cable + In4BR/2BA $228/mo! 5% down, ternet, Furnished/Unfurnished. 20yrs. @ 8% APR! Listiings: $125-$150/wk (+ $100 deposit). 800-536-8517 xT310. Ca l l : 9 1 2 - 6 5 9 - 7 1 6 8 o r v i s i t :

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ATTENTION HEADACHE SUFFERERS! A free information packet is available that reveals what medical researchers have proven to be the 5 most common headaches and how to eliminate them. To order your free report call the 24hr recorded message at 1-800-753-3348 LOOKING FOR PHOTO RESTORATION SERVICE? Would you like a DVD created from your home pictures set to music? Need private computer training in general or in any Adobe software package including Photoshop or After Effects? Need a basic website created inexpensively? Need a power point created quickly? I am a Savannah local. Call Matt for pricing 313-415-7012


Health & Beauty LADIES ONLY Light to moderate exercise, renew your relationship through exotic dancing moves. $30/per hour. Call 912-247-0253 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME. Newly renovated inside and out. On Victory Drive. Beautiful decor. Possible Lease/Purchase. Call 912-272-2837.


Homes for Rent 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, Living room, large eat-in kitchen. Call 912-272-2837.





Fender Bender? Paint & Body Work Reasonably Priced Insurance Claims We buy wrecks



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BRAND NEW Home For Rent!

Executive home with all the bells and whistles. 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths with garage. Located close to Isle of Hope. $1100/month with 1 month security deposit. Call 912-313-0229 to rent this home.

Buy. Sell. Find. Free! WINDSOR FOREST AREA 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Livingroom, kitchen, office/bedroom, 2 bonus rooms, porch, fenced yard. Great for Home, Business or Large family. Call 912-272-2837.

2005 MERCEDES C230 SPORT. Beautiful car with less than 8000 miles, garaged, more options that I can list to include sunroof, leather interior, multi-CD changer, dual electric seats and the list goes on. Almost three years left on Factory warranty. Only $27,925. List on for $28,500. Please call Paul at 912-655-1807.

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Savannah Condos from the $150s.

only 10 Minutes from historic downtown & Beaches!

HOUSE FOR SALE: 1507 East Ott Street - 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, breakfast room, laundry room, central heat/air. Asking $155,000. Agent/Broker Protected. 2.4% commission. Call 912-596-4954 for appt. *Available Soon: 45 Travis St., 3BR & 1015 E. 32nd St., 2BR.


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Montgomery Quarters 455 montgomery Street

NEW coNtEmporary coNStructioN

2 bdrm 2 bath 3 bdrm 2 bath one level, elevator, secure gated parking, lge walkin closets, all appliances, granite, wood flooring, walk to scad buildings

StartiNg @ $349,000


Real Estate Company, LLC

Sales Office: 348 Jefferson St. Savannah, GA 31401 Historic Downtown Savannah 912.234-1255

WE MAKE BUYING YOUR HOME SIMPLE AND EASY! Visit our gated, tranquil community featuring swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse with 24-hour fitness center and picturesque Tidal Creek Marsh views. Located on an exclusive inland island, 10 minutes from historic downtown Savannah and Tybee Beach. Tour today. Buy now. Models open daily. Preferred lenders on site.

Call NOW! (800) 767-2314


Kelly & Fischer Real Estate

100 Walden Park Drive Savannah, GA 31410 Take Highway 80 east. Turn right on Whitemarsh Island Road.


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Charming Studio Apartment

LARGE VICTORIAN near library. Refrigerator/microwave, phone, cable, internet, w/d utilities, nicely furnished. $145/wk, $522/mo. Seven days. Call 912-231-9464.

PYEAR ROUND P PLAWN CARE P Maintenance and much more! No job too big or too small. One time service or by the month. Residential/Commercial. Call for a FREE estimate today! 912-531-5659 912-536-1325

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