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Volume 7 • Number 2 • Oct. 3 — Oct. 9 • Savannah’s News, Arts, & Entertainment Weekly •

This butterfly spreads her wings Local songwriter Lauren Lapointe releases her most accomplished CD yet pg. 16

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Thursday, Oct. 4

Adventure Ships, War Ships and Slave Ships

What: A talk and book signing will be presented by historian and author Jim Jordan. When: Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. Where: Ships of the Sea Museum, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Cost: Free.

SCAD presents 365 Days/365 Plays

What: A production of seven short plays representing a daily meditation on artistic life by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. When: Oct. 4, 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. Where: Mondanaro Theater, 217 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public.

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Friday, Oct. 5 Junior League Thrift Sale

What: Appliances, children’s clothes and toys, holiday decorations, books, CDs, housewares, linens, exercise equipment and furniture. Items sold on Saturday are half-price. When: Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center. Cost: $5 on Friday and $3 on Saturday.

2007 Tybee Island Pirate Fest

What: This event features a pirate invasion, pirate parade, arts and crafts marketplace, live entertainment, costume contests, children’s activities and more. When: Oct. 5 and 6. Friday schedule: Friday, 6-11 p.m. Thieves’ Market; 7 p.m. Pirate Invasion; 6-9 p.m. music by Marcus Ardoin and Da Zydeco Legendz; 6-8 p.m. Little Matey’s Cove children’s activities and 9-11 p.m. music by the Atlanta Rhythm Section. Saturday schedule: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Thieves Market; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Little Matey’s Cove children’s activities; 11:20 a.m. Sean Driscoll’s Pirate Goodie and the Magic Chest Show; noon to 1:45 p.m. the Puppet People; 1 p.m. Children’s and Teen’s Costume Contest; 3 p.m. Pirate Parade; 3:30-5:30 p.m. Marcus Ardoin and Da Zydeco Legendz; 5 p.m. Adult Scavenger Hunt; 5:30-6:30 p.m. music by Two Path Road; 7-9 p.m. Eric Culberson and the Erok Band; 9-11 p.m. Drivin n Cryin. Where: South Beach parking lot. Info: or 786-5444.

Davenport House Living History Production The World of Savannah in 1824 What: A 40-minute living history production staged through several rooms of the historic Davenport House. When: Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Where: Isaiah Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State St. Cost: $10 in advance for adults, $5 in advance for children 8-17 and $15 at the time of performance. Info: or 236-8097 for tickets.

First Friday for Folk Music

What: Presented by the Savannah Folk Music Society, this concert will feature Tuck Brawner, Gary Hensley and Jeff Talmadge. When: Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Wesley United Monumental Church, 429 Abercorn St. Cost: $2 suggested donation. Info: 912-786-6953 or


What: The beloved Broadway musical, based on John Waters’ film, comes to Savannah. When: Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theater. Cost: Tickets are $30 for balcony, $40 for mezzanine and $50 for orchestra seating. Info: 651-6556 or

24th Annual Oktoberfest on the River

When: Oct. 6 and 7 at 3 p.m.and Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $10. Info: 238-9015.

Who Wants to Kill a Millionaire?

What: A whodunit comedy by Savannah Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. When: Oct. 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Pirate’s House, 20 E. Broad St. Cost: $54.25 per person 13 and up and $35.25 per child, which includes the show, choice of three Southern dinners, sales tax and 20 percent gratuity. Info: 898-9021.

Sunday, Oct. 7 Picnic in the Park

What: This annual event is presented by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and produced by the Savannah Sinfonietta. When: Oct. 7 from 4 to 9 p.m. Schedule of events: 4 p.m. Picnic registration begins; 5 p.m. Savannah Children’s Choir; 5:30 p.m. Picnic judging begins; 6 p.m. Savannah Arts Academy Skyelite Jazz Band; 6:45 p.m. Picnic Contest winners announced; 7:15 p.m. Savannah Sinfonietta. Where: Forsyth Park. Cost: Free. Info: 651-6417, 352-3377, or

God on Broadway 2007

What: A series of worship services using the themes of Broadway musicals. When: Pippen on Oct. 7, Rent on Oct. 14, The Fantasticks on Oct. 21 and Wicked on Oct. 28 at 11:15 a.m.. Where: Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 E. Henry St. Cost: Free. Info: 233-4351.

From Savannah to Savannas

What: A presentation by paleoanthropologist Lee R. Berger. When: Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: Free.

Reel Savannah presents Rescue Dawn

What: In the annals of history’s great escapes there is no other story like that of Dieter Dengler, the only American to ever break out of a POW camp in the impenetrable Laotian jungle. When: Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Where: Victory Square Theaters. Cost: $8, cash or check only. What: Events include the Savannah Wiener Dawg Races on Saturday at 11 a.m.; local, regional and national acts, including Channelheimer’s Oompah Band, which will perform Friday and Saturday afternoons, and headliner Molly Hatchet, which will perform Friday at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. The Roger Wood Sausage Eating Contest will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. and there will be arts and crafts, children’s activities and more. When: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6, from 9 a.m. to midnight and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where: Rousakis Plaza on River Street. Cost: Free. Info: Savannah Waterfront Association, 234-0295.

GSU presents Philadelphia Dance Company

What: Also known as Philadanco, the company has a modern contemporary repertoire. When: Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center, corner of Chandler Road and Plant Drive. Cost: $30. Info: Toll free 866PAC-ARTS.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Savannah Starland Farmers Market continues

What: Buy fresh produce and other goods. When: Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. Where: The area of the old Starland Dairy at 40th an Bull streets. Cost: Free. Info: 443-5355, maldorors@gmail. com or U.S. 80 East on Tybee Island. Info: 786-5787 or

Oktoberfest Regatta

What: The Geechee Sailing Club hosts this regatta open to self-righting sailboats 21 feet and up. When: Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. Where: Wilmington River, Wassaw Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Info: Larry at 236-5644 or Donna at 308-9238.

Monday, Oct. 8

John Humma Cinema Arts Series presents Jesus of Montreal

What: This special screening is dedicated to David Starnes, a professor at Georgia Southern University, who was killed in an automobile accident on May 13. All proceeds from the screening will go to a Memorial Scholarship Foundation established in his name. The film is a bold updating of the Christ story with a wide-ranging satire of modern society. In French with English subtitles. When: Oct. 8 at 7:15 p.m. Where: GSU’s Russell Union Auditorium in Statesboro. Cost: $3.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

AASU Wind Ensemble in Concert

When: Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Tickets are $5. Info: 927-5381 or

Wednesday, Oct. 10 An Evening with David Sedaris

What: An evening of comedy from the American humorist and radio contributor. When: Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Johnny Mercer Theater. Cost: Tickets are $33 balcony, $38 mezzanine and $43.50 orchestra seating. Info: 651-6556 or w

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What: Show-stopping hit songs, classic dance routines and comic recreations of some of the most beloved moments in Broadway history. When: Oct. 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27at 8 p.m. and Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 3 p.m. Where: 222 Bull St. Cost: Adults $33 and 17 and under $16. Info: 233-7764.

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You say you want a revolution? Battlefield Park officially opens to mark the anniversary of the Siege of Savannah


t must have been horrific. On Oct. 9, 1779, 8,000 soldiers from three different armies fought for control of Savannah. By the battle’s end, after about an hour’s time, 800 of them were wounded, dead or dying. The Battle of Savannah was the second bloodiest battle of the American Revolution. For many years, this sacred ground at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and the Louisville Road lay covered in weeds. Just a simple stone marker denoted its presence. Yet over those same years, many groups and individuals worked diligently to create a fitting memorial to the soldiers who died that day. That dream has finally been realized. On Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Battlefield Park will open to the public with the Battle of Savannah Living History Day. It will feature musket and cannon fire demonstrations and portrayals of life during the Revolutionary War. The Allied attack on the Spring Hill Redoubt will be reenacted several times throughout the day. About 2,500 British troops were entrenched in Savannah, determined to keep the city under English control. They faced down 4,500 American and French troops who were just as determined to free Savannah. There also were soldiers from Haiti, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Sweden and Poland fighting that day. Yet not long after the battle, people’s interests turned elsewhere. In 1833, the Central Railroad was chartered and a depot was begun in the area of the Battle of Savannah. Several buildings were built by the railroad, which used the site until 1963. The City of Savannah purchased the battlefield from the Norfolk Southern Railway in 2003. The nonprofit Coastal Heritage Society has been working to create a memo-

rial at the site since that time. CHS archaeologist Rita Elliott and her team found evidence of the original Spring Hill Redoubt, a small, earthen fortification used by the British, in August 2006. They also found musket balls, gun parts and traces of the original trench. Steps have been taken to ensure the safety of the archaeological site. The Spring Hill Redoubt has been reconstructed not far from the site where the original redoubt was found. A group of granite markers has been placed to the west of the redoubt, and a large “Betsy Ross” American flag flies on a 60-foot flagpole just beyond

the stones. There are exactly 800 stones. “One for each of the 800 killed or wounded here,” says Michael Jordan, CHS Public Relations Director. “People can stand on the stones and get a feel for how many people died here.” Eventually, each stone will bear the name of a Revolutionary War soldier. In time, the stones will provide funding to maintain the Battlefield Park. “The stones can be commissioned for $1,779, paid over a three-year period of time,” says Samantha Pogorelsky, Director of Development for the Coastal Heritage

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Society. “(Honorees can come) from any aspect of the Revolution, including ancestors, heroes, famous figures, and so on. “After construction costs are met, funds from the stones will be placed into interest-bearing accounts in order to provide maintenance and programming funds,” Pogorelsky says. “We anticipate that stones will be commissioned over a period of many years.” A local organization, the Edward Telfair Chapter of the Georgia Society of Sons of the American Revolution, has donated money to honor patriot Samuel Elbert. A native of Savannah, Elbert served as commander of both Georgia’s militia and Continental Line during the Revolutionary War. He later commanded a brigade under Gen. George Washington at Yorktown, and he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in November 1783. In 1785, Elbert became the governor of Georgia. Norman Hoffman spearheaded that effort. “The Battlefield Park is certainly a valuable piece of historic real estate,” he says. “Because of it, Savannah will be recognized for years to come.” Hoffman wanted to support the Coastal Heritage Society and recognize Elbert, who lived from 1740 to 1788. “I think it’s fitting to have a monument for a man of his caliber, “ Hoffman says. “It’s going to be a really wonderful park.” Believing the CHS had a leg up on preserving a historic site, Hoffman appealed to both the state and national SAR organizations for money to honor Elbert, and they agreed. “We were very pleased to be able to do that,” Hoffman says. “It’s the first time the Edward Telfair chapter has ever gotten anything funded.” As a member of the SAR, Hoffman is himself descended from a patriot of the

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Project Manager Eric Davenport is head of the team that has been doing work at the park. “We started the redoubt on Halloween 2005,” he says. “We started placing the stones about nine months ago.” The redoubt reconstruction was the most difficult project of all, Davenport says. “We were building with earth and the weather didn’t cooperate,” he says. “If was definitely challenging, but in the end, it was doable.” The crew was always on the lookout for archaeological artifacts, not just from the battle, but from the railroad years, as well. “We didn’t come across any bones, but we did find musket balls and gun flints,” Davenport says. In an effort to protect the site, the granite markers were placed above the ground, then surrounded by a compound of crushed granite. “Everything we did was cleared with the archaeologists,” Davenport says. “We designed the monument above grade to avoid damaging anything below, to protect it for future investigations.” The battlefield site originally was a garden lot, Jordan says. After the battle, the ground was quickly put to other uses. “The battlefield, railroad, residential and industrial are layered here,” Jordan says. “I shouldn’t say layered, because sometimes older things are found above the newer.


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233-4683 39 Barnard St. “George Washington came here after the war and said he wouldn’t recognize the ground,” Jordan says. “That was just a few years after the battle.” In a sense, the Battle of Savannah could be considered the first world war. “We have a special responsibility because soldiers from so many nations were here,” Jordan says. The final result of all the hard work done by the CHS is a stately monument that moves the soul. “We didn’t want it to be littered with monuments like Gettysburg,” Jordan says. “We wanted to keep it certain and simple.” w A Battle of Savannah Living History Day will be held Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Battlefield Park at MLK Jr. Boulevard and Louisville Road. Musket and cannon fire demonstrations and portrayals of life during the Revolutionary War will be presented. The Allied attack on the Spring Hill Redoubt will be reenacted several times throughout the day. A Battle Anniversary March will be held at dawn Oct. 9, in which participants will form loose columns in the Visitors Center parking lot and march behind drummers and an honor guard to Battlefield Park, then proceed in the footsteps of the French, Haitian and American soldiers who attacked the British fortifications. To comment, e-mail us at

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American Revolution. To qualify to join, members must prove they have an ancestor who was a patriot, fired a gun during the American Revolution or signed a vote of allegiance during the period of the Revolution. “It’s a long and arduous process for some,” Hoffman says. “Sometimes it takes years to do. But you learn a lot about your family and their place in history. You find out you have many more cousins than you realized.” Hoffman says the staff at Coastal Heritage Society deserves praise for work on the battlefield. “Scott Smith, the executive director, and Rita Elliott, the archaeologist, have done a tremendous job,” he says. The Edward Telfair Chapter will participate in the Battle Anniversary March on Oct. 9. At 7 a.m., participants will gather in the Savannah History Museum/Visitors Center parking lot at 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. then form loose columns and march behind drummers and an honor guard. They will proceed in the footsteps of those American, French and Haitian soldiers of so long ago to the battlefield. Wreaths will be lain on the battlefield during the ceremony.

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’m a big believer in the old adage that living well is the best revenge. More proof of its accuracy came this past weekend, as the oft-maligned Savannah Jazz Festival saw huge, appreciative crowds pack Forsyth Park to hear some of the best musicians the genre has to offer. Still more evidence came Sunday, when people had to be turned away from a packed, standing-room-only lecture at the Jepson Center. A lecture on Inca mummies, that is. At three o’clock on a Sunday afternoon. Smash hit. Who’d have thunk it? Where’s the “revenge” part? Anyone even tangentially related to Savannah’s arts and cultural community is no doubt looking at those events in the context of another key recent happening: The departure of arts reporter John Stoehr from the Savannah Morning News. Stoehr’s widely circulated first column for his new employer, the Charleston City Paper, was a long screed against none other than the Jazz Festival in particular and the Savannah’s arts community in general. (The Telfair, which hosted Sunday’s aforementioned lecture by Dr. Constanza Ceruti, was another of his frequent targets in the pages of the Morning News.) It’s a rich irony that only days after Stoehr highlighted what he considers to be the Jazz Festival’s terminal lameness, the event garnered what may have been the biggest crowds in its history. Ordinarily we wouldn’t occupy ourselves with the activities of a midlevel writer at a competing publication, and I strongly suspect it will never happen again. (Our own Jim Reed’s take is on page 20 this week.) But the almost palpable catharsis of relief throughout the local arts world is too great to ignore. Silly as it sounds, Stoehr’s departure is the number-one topic of conversation throughout the cultural community, from upper level execs to mail-stuffing volunteers, from large, well-funded organizations to tiny volunteer-run labors of love. Artists, journalists and nonprofit staffers have been calling, e-mailing and texting each other like teenagers for days, digitally high-fiving each other at the news and comparing oh-no-he-didn’t stories. That’s all well and good, but why in the world is much of this column and an entire other column in this week’s paper devoted to the situation? Call it atonement, an attempt at closure. You see, I was the first idiot, uh, editor to hire Stoehr into this market, in his brief stint at Connect Savannah as music editor. Not only that, in a Forrest Gump-like coincidence, I also have a connection to his new employer. Noel Mermer, publisher of the City Paper, was the guy that first hired me at Creative Loafing here in 1996, and I’ll forever be grateful to him for giving me my

start in the alt-weekly biz. I have nothing but respect for the excellent job the Charleston City Paper has done in ten short years, during which they’ve grown into a thriving, award-winning paper in one of America’s most beautiful cities. But what possessed them to run Stoehr’s attack on Savannah while he was still employed at the Morning News is beyond me. Surely there’s freedom of speech, but just as surely there’s a thing called ethics. I confess I have mixed feelings about Stoehr’s leaving. As a member of the Cultural Affairs Commission I’m thrilled that the local arts community is now free of his relentlessly negative influence. But it’s also true that his presence at the competition made our job at Connect Savannah infinitely easier. In any event, Stoehr accomplished in leaving what he could never accomplish during his time here: He brought Savannah’s arts community together as one, in mutual agreement, as never before. Thanks, John! While a prior commitment kept me from Dr. Ceruti’s lecture at the Jepson Sunday, I did have a chance to talk to her Saturday night at an informal gathering, and I learned a few interesting things. Pointing out that in the U.S., Native American remains must be immediately returned to their tribe of origin with no opportunity for research, I asked how South America deals with the issue of repatriation. Dr. Ceruti explained that not only are there no laws regarding that there, she was primarily motivated to bring those frozen mummies down from the Argentinian Andes — at the time the highest-altitude archaeological site in the world — to keep them from being looted or vandalized, a common occurrence. She said it was a surprise to her when the nearby town of Salta put one of the mummies on display. Dr. Ceruti said though it was a huge honor to be named one of National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers, it wasn’t one she specifically sought. She says a phone call from National Geographic came out of the blue, asking if she’d like to participate. Whether or not you attended her lecture, you can learn more about Ceruti’s fascinating research at: www.nationalgeographic. com/emerging/constanzaCeruti.html/. Speaking of successful local events in Forsyth Park: After a year hiatus, Picnic in the Park returns this Sunday evening with a performance by the Savannah Sinfonietta. Yours truly will be one of the picnic judges this year. While it’s improper to bribe or in any way attempt to influence the judges, it’s also true that I’m a total Mexican food fanatic. Just sayin’! w Jim Morekis is editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah. E-mail him at

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If he grills it, they will come

Two years ago Wayne Jackson had a big idea-nothing new for the Richmond Hill home builder and shopping

Forsyth Park for Buddy Walk, a fundraiser and festival sponsored by Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. “Last year they anticipated 500 people; 1800 turned out,” says Jackson. Event organizer Candy Bogardus expects 2000 people this Saturday for the one mile walk around Forsyth Park’s perimeter. The post-walk festivities include “train rides, blow up slides, an obstacle course, puppet shows, a pirate booth, a princess booth.” Last year’s participants included children and adults with Down Syndrome as well as family, friends, and supporters.

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center developer. But Jackson’s latest vision had nothing to do with setbacks, driveway cuts, rooflines and zoning. It had everything to do with hamburgers. Lots of hamburgers. Its name is “Grillzilla” and it’s Jackson’s Grill of Dreams, built without a blueprint from plans held only in his imagination. The 38-foot-long, self-contained 14,000pound monster cooker and entertainment center is constructed on a custom built trailer. It can crank out 360 hamburgers or 800 hotdogs every hour on two eight-foot wide grilling boxes. A 20-foot-long stainless steel prep counter provides space for Jackson’s volunteer grilling team to keep Wayne Jackson is also something of a the food supply chain Coca-Cola connoisseur going. A sucker for bright The 2006 walk raised $80,000 for the lights and good times, Jackson tricked out society, who sponsors training for educators Grillzilla with 4,000 watts of lights, plus and medical professionals, and support for stereo speakers and two LCD screens for parents of children with Down Syndrome. music DVD’s and TV viewing. There’s a “We have our children going to school self contained water system and sink, and with other children in a regular classroom when it’s time to eat, countertops raise up setting,” says Bogardus, whose 3-year-old on each side of the trailer that seat forty daughter has Down Syndrome. “That takes hungry guests on stools. Six 8-foot tiki education. There’s no reason why a child hut umbrellas swing out from the sides with Down Syndrome can’t attend a regular of Grillzilla offering shade while folks are school, but you need to have a plan in place waiting for a hot burger, or just hanging out to accommodate those children.” with Jackson after lunch. At the 2006 Buddy Walk, “[Jackson] For years, Jackson had a smaller grill that came out last year with his large group of he loaded into the back of his truck to take men. They bring out the grill and it parks to parties. “I thought, ‘If I had a big old grill right there, and they grill all of our hamit’d make a lot larger statement.” burgers and hotdogs we’ve had donated. It Thirsty? There’s storage for sodas on is very impressive, it is pretty amazing,” says Grillzilla, but you won’t find any beer. Bogardus. Jackson is a guy who loves a party, and he “Grillzilla is on the move!” says Jackson. sees his dream grill as a vehicle for good “It is a part of the Buddy Walk family as far times that help others, no booze necessary. as I’m concerned.” w “Those tailgater folks say ‘I’d love to take that down to the Georgia-Florida game,’ but Check out Wayne Jackson’s Grillzilla at the that’s not what this is for,” says Jackson. 2007 Buddy Walk this Saturday in Forsyth On July 4, he and about 20 friends Park. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. The cooked burgers and hot dogs free of charge fee is $12 and includes a T-shirt and a meal for 7,000 people at Fort Stewart’s Family ticket for a Grillzilla-style burger or dog. Appreciation event. One mile walk begins at 10:30 and the festi“At the Richmond Hill Seafood val runs until 2 p.m. “Wagons, wheelchairs, Festival, I ended up cooking 2,000 pounds dogs—everyone is welcome,” says Bogardus. of crawfish in about two days,” he says. Call (912) 728-8505 or check Proceeds from crawfish dinner sales went to Special Blessings, a fledgling non-profit E-mail Robin Wright Gunn at in Richmond Hill that sponsored a summer camp for special needs children and plans to offer after school care. This Saturday, for the second year in a row, Jackson brings his grillin’ vision to



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GreenDrinks Savannah aims to bring together like-minded partiers


hough you may be the atypical “I met a man once who said, “I’m not reSavannahian and tire of alcohol-related ally ‘green,’ I’m more ‘brownish-green.’ And functions, a new drinking function in town that’s exactly who GreenDrinks is reaching is worth a closer look. out to,” says Barmeyer. Meet GreenDrinks Savannah, a monthly GreenDrinks Savannah will meet every gathering coordinated by nine eco-minded second Tuesday of the month beginning Savannahians of various professional backOctober 9, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The ingrounds with one goal: to get people talking. augural meeting will be held on the roof“I’m a believer in swarm behavtop terrace at Churchill’s Pub on Bay Street. ior,” says Patty McIntosh, vice president Attendees are encouraged to transition to of the Georgia the Trustee’s Theater Conservancy’s at 7:30 for a lecture coastal office and in sustainable buildGreenDrinks steering design from reing committee memnowned architect and ber. “We can solve visionary Ed Mazria. complex environMazria comes to mental problems Savannah from his by getting together, far-away home in through an outlet Santa Fe at the behest like GreenDrinks, of Tommy Linstroth, where we individuHead of Sustainable ally and organically Initiatives at Melaver, share information Inc. and president of and local knowlthe Savannah chapedge.” ter of the US Green For Savannah Building Council. Ed Mazria lectures Tuesday night transplants, “Ed Mazria is a GreenDrinks may pioneer in sustainnot be a new conable design,” says cept for you. The informal, self-organizing Linstroth. “Most architects have his book, network began 18 years ago, and presently The Passive Solar Energy Book, readily availthere are GreenDrinks chapters in 230 cities able on their desks.” worldwide, with an average of 70 members Mazria’s latest endeavor is the 2030 at each location. Challenge. It lays out his strategy for adGreenDrinks co-founder Sarah dressing today’s most pressing global chalBarmeyer moved to Savannah just over lenge, climate change, which is especially a year ago. She remembers fondly her pertinent to a coastal community like GreenDrinks experiences in Athens and Savannah. What better way to kick off Atlanta. GreenDrinks Savannah than to accompany “Those of us doing environmental work Mazria’s call to action with a belly full of would get together regularly for drinks and beverage? good conversation, which would sometimes “Friendships and partnerships spark turn into spontaneous strategy sessions,” over drinks and who knows how many good says Barmeyer. “We had an amazing netideas are ignited,” says John Van’t Slot, forwork outside of the usual meetings where merly associated with GreenDrinks Seattle we normally run into each other.” She imand current steering committee member mediately recognized a need for such a soof GreenDrinks Savannah. “Attendance in cial networking tool in Savannah. Seattle has grown to 500 people a month. I Local non-profits, elected officials, and can’t imagine what GreenDrinks will be like even businesses have long recognized the in Savannah, but I can’t wait to find out.” benefits of protecting our precious coastal To be sure, GreenDrinks will be a great resources and demanding a more sustainnetworking tool for people interested in a able future for our fast-growing community. greener Savannah. “At our monthly US What has been missing is an engaging, Green Building Council meetings, we focus relaxed and informal, all-inclusive mechaon having educational programming, which nism to bring together the local citizenry. doesn’t always leave time for networking GreenDrinks aims to be that mechanism. and socialize with like-minded people in a GreenDrinkers aren’t required to fit into stress-free environment,” says Linstroth. w one specific mold. And they certainly aren’t expected to be perfect. Founders stress that Ed Mazria’s “Historic Opportunity” lecture is this isn’t Environmental Church. free and open to the public and happens Oct. It’s a drinking group. Come one, come 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Trustee’s Theater. For all. Hence, their motto: “Many Shades of info on GreenDrinks Savannah, visit Green, One Good Time.”

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Music you can sink your teeth into The beloved Picnic in the Park is back this Sunday after a year hiatus


Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban, with the Savannah Children’s Choir Hayman, Pops Hoedown Newman, “When He Loved Me,� from Toy Story Bennet/Bernstein, selections from West Side Story Sousa, The Washington Post March Zimmer, Symphonic Suite from Pirates Of The Caribbean Williams, Theme from Schindler’s List Lowden, Armed Forces Salute Gershwin/Bennett, Selections from Porgy and Bess Carmichael, Georgia on My Mind Encore

take on the role of presenting Picnic in the Park, Baker says it was a no-brainer. Keith, who will also wield the baton for this Sunday’s headline performance, says the Sinfonietta’s performers are in no way put off by the pops nature of the concert. continued on page 14















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fter taking a year off, one Picnic in the Park of Savannah’s most beschedule loved public events returns to 4:30 p.m. picnic registration begins its traditional outdoor stage in 5 p.m. Savannah Children’s Chorus Forsyth Park. performs Picnic in the Park, featur6 p.m. Savannah Arts Jazz Band pering music by the Savannah forms Sinfonietta, is this Sunday, with 7 p.m. announcement of picnic comevents starting at 5 p.m. petition winners For many years, the Picnic 7:15 p.m. Savannah Sinfonietta perwas a staple of autumn life, forms: with the Savannah Symphony Star Spangled Banner Orchestra playing a rousing Williams, Olympic Fanfare, Hymn pops program. And of course to the Fallen, Raiders March, Star Wars: there were the picnics, all in a Phantom Menace spirit of culinary competition Gould, American Salute — some small and tasteful, othSchwartz, “When You Believe�, from ers large and garish, some elaborately themed, others all about The Prince Of Egypt Savannah Sinfonietta conductor and director William Keith Williams, “Double Trouble�, from the food. Then the bottom fell out. on the connity. Not just in not having a concert, but in “When the symphony went bankrupt, cert. We called them the Picnic in the Park not having a locally-based orchestra,� Baker there was no longer an organization to put Orchestra.� says. on this free outdoor festival that the comThat went on for two years, until enough So in 2006 the Cultural Affairs munity had come to expect and love,� says musicians left the area for jobs elsewhere Commission recommended that the city Eileen Baker, executive director of the city’s that it became untenable. So in 2006, for the council fund the concert once again. Department of Cultural Affairs. first time in a very long time, there was no When Savannah Sinfonietta Executive “At that point our office contracted Picnic in the Park at all. and Artistic Director William Keith came to with some musicians still in the area to put “The void was really felt in the commuBaker and asked if he and the group could

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“It’s an orchestral tradition, and it’s good for the players. It makes them stretch. Most orchestras also have a pops cycle in there — it’s a balance to what they do the rest of the season,” says Keith, who directs the Sinfonietta in a number of well-received traditional concerts throughout the year. “It’s like having a well-balanced meal,” he says, in keeping with the picnic theme. “You’ve got your substantial entree, and then you’ve got dessert.” Keith says from a musician’s standpoint, “It’s all about the professionalism. It’s all about the final product, whether pops or a Brahms symphony, and how flawless and well-rehearsed it is.” As for those rehearsals, Keith says the Sinfonietta will have only two full rehearsals before the concert. That may not sound like a lot, but in the classical music world — populated by dedicated players who see it as their full-time job to be proficient on their instruments — that’s the norm. “They generally get the music two weeks in advance,” Keith explains. “As they’re all professionals, they take it to heart and really practice and get in complete control of their parts.” Baker says the Picnic in the Park is a crucial part of Savannah’s cultural landscape, not least because — perhaps counterintuitively given its elite reputation — classical music is actually underserved locally.

“The main importance is to showcase our local and regional musicians,” Baker says. “Most children, when they learn music, are classically trained. There needs to be those assets in our community so that we don’t have to import them.” Baker says one of the best investments the community can make is in the arts. “I honestly think it’s as critical in the long run as any other infrastructure,” she says. “Savannah is known as a rich cultural community, and we have this beautiful park. By having the music and having the venue, an event like this can inspire our residents and bring people together.” As for William Keith, he wants to pass on another bit of news: The American Orchestra League selected him to take part in their nationwide mentorship program. “I was one of eight applicants they approached. I’m paired up with the executive director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, so I’ll have someone I can sort of brainstorm with and ask for guidance,” Keith says. “I’m major pumped!” w

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cooter Pie West is ready for his appearance at the 2007 Savannah Wiener Dawg Races. Scooter Pie, a piebald dachshund, will be dressed as Sherlock Holmes. Scooter Pie and his owner, Scott West, are the founders of the Savannah Dachshund Club, which is organizing the annual race for the 24th Annual Oktoberfest on the River, set for Oct. 5, 6 and 7 at Rousakis Plaza on River Street. The race attracts 500 short-legged entrants from throughout the nation. “If it’s not the largest, it’s in the top three or four in the country,” West says. “We have people who fly in from North and South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, from all over the entire region,” he says. “For the first time, the money raised goes strictly to dachshunds.” The first wiener dog race was started by Rick Lott, executive director of the Savannah Waterfront Association. “When the race got started in 1995 with 30 dogs, who knew it would grow to the monster it is?” Lott says. “It’s the most fun thing we do all year.” But the race isn’t the only attraction. “As always, Oktoberfest is going to be bigger and better,” Lott says. “We have a great concert Friday night with Southern rock legends Molly Hatchet, followed by the First Friday fireworks. There will be arts and crafts and food.” Channelheimer’s Oompah Band will provide music on Friday and Saturday af-

ternoons, including the beloved Chicken Dance. “They’re a real crowd favorite,” Lott says. On Saturday at 3 p.m., the Roger Wood Sausage Eating Contest will be held. “It’s similar to the hot dog-eating contest at the Fourth of July,” Lott says. “It’s completely gross, but there are some nice prizes, including a full set of cookware.” Registration for the dog races is at 9 a.m. and costs $10 per dog. All proceeds will go to the Dachshund Rescue of North America, an organization that rescues abandoned or mistreated dachshunds and makes them available for adoption. The races will start at 10 a.m. and the awards ceremony will be held at noon. A pet charity table will be set up for more than 23 local pet charities to pass out information, and official 2007 race T-shirts will be sold. In addition to the races, a costume contest for dachshunds will be held at 11 a.m. between races. At 13, Scooter Pie is too old to race, but West plans to enter him in the costume contest. “The contest will be the halftime show for the races, just like the Super Bowl,” he says. “I just hope there are no wardrobe malfunctions.” w -- Linda Sickler The 24th Annual Oktoberfest on the River will be held Oct. 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to midnight and Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Rousakis Plaza on River Street. Admission is free. For information, call the Savannah Waterfront Association at 234-0295.

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from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports

Very personal

• A woman was approached by a second woman and challenged to a fight at a fast-food restaurant located at Abercorn and White Bluff. The woman said she was in the drivethrough line when the suspect pulled up in her car and told her to get out of her car so they could fight. The victim said the suspect wanted to fight her because the victim’s ex-boyfriend (the suspect’s current boyfriend) got the suspect pregnant while still dating the victim. The victim said she just wanted the boyfriend to leave her alone. A police officer located the suspect at her job and questioned her about what happened. She said the victim wanted to fight her a year and a half ago while the suspect was pregnant. She said when she saw the victim at the drive-through, she wanted to address their problems. She said she never wanted to fight, but was angry at

the victim because of what had happened in the past. Both women were told how they could go to Magistrate Court and take out a peace bond so that they will stay away from each other. Employees of a Jefferson Street business closed up and locked the stores for the night, leaving $500 to $600 cash in a locked register. The business’s vice president arrived the next day and found that someone had used a key to enter the business before stealing the cash from the register, as well as a 19-inch flat panel computer monitor. The suspects apparently locked the door after they left as it was still locked when the man arrived. When asked about possible suspects, the victim said he believed the boyfriend of a former employee committed the theft. He said the employee, a man who dresses as a woman, was recently down-sized, but he still had a key to the business. The employee’s boyfriend had been seen by two employees on the night of the theft as he was walking around the business. The suspect was described as an unemployed “cokehead” who lives in an apartment above the business.

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• A woman arrived home from work and found her ex-boyfriend inside her house. She asked the suspect how he entered without a key, and he told her that he broke in through the back bedroom window. She said she asked him why he was there and he said he had no where to go and he only wanted to get something to eat and take a shower. The woman told him she has a family violence protection order against him and he isn’t supposed to be within 500 feet of her home. She picked up the phone to call police, but the man grabbed her computer tower from the living room and ran out the back door. When she asked him why he was taking the computer, he said he needed the money. w

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A woman was seen driving north on East Broad from Gaston. A records check of the vehicle’s tag revealed the driver had no valid insurance, a suspended registration and the tag had expired. A traffic stop was issued and the officer explained why she was stopped. The woman was adamant that everything on the car was in order and that the officer was wrong. She provided the officer with an insurance card that expired last January. The woman was asked for her license, but she said she didn’t have it with her. She was then asked for an ID card, but said she didn’t have that, either. She also said she had a Wisconsin driver’s license, but didn’t know where it was. A records check revealed that the woman wasn’t licensed through either Georgia or Wisconsin. She did however have ID cards in both states. A check of the Chatham County Jail database revealed she had been arrested last May for no permit and no insurance. The woman was placed under arrest, at which point she became verbally abusive and profane. She accused the officer of stealing from her when her purse was searched prior to her arrest. Inside, the officer found a Wisconsin ID card. The woman yelled further when the officer refused to let her use her cellphone in the back of the squad car. Among the woman’s comments were, “You probably need some p---y. You need to go home and f--k your wife.” She also called the officer several racial slurs and continued being vulgar and verbally abusive. She took the handcuffs off of herself in the back of the squad car and told the officer, “I don’t give a s--t about you!” The woman was charged with no permit, no insurance and expired tag.

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Government in Action!

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Bookkeepers Wanted: (1) Pentagon inJust Say No: In September, police in vestigators discovered in August that a small Hertfordshire, England, stood fast under South Carolina company fraudulently colcriticism for their program of placing postlected $20.5 million in shipping costs, iners around the area reading, “Don’t Commit cluding one invoice of $999,798 for sending Crime.” Said a police spokeswoman, “If stattwo washers (cost: 19 cents each) to a base ing the obvious helps to reduce crime or has in Texas. According to Bloomberg News, any impact at all, we will do it.” (The police the Defense Department was said to have also installed signs at gas stations: “All Fuel a policy of automatically and unquestionMust Be Paid For.”) ingly paying shipping bills labeled “priorPeople Who Are Messes: (1) Tommy ity.” (2) The Senate Finance Committee Tester, 58, minister of Gospel Baptist found in April that more than 450,000 fedChurch in Bristol, Va., was arrested in July eral employees and retirees owe back fedafter he allegedly urinated at a car wash, in eral income taxes (totaling about $3 billion), front of children and police officers, while including almost 5 percent of the employees wearing a skirt. (Police said alcohol was inand retirees of the U.S. Tax Court. volved.) (2) Catherine Delgado, 35, was arBureaucrats Being Bureaucrats: (1) rested in Annapolis, Md., in August after About 30 Iowa school districts had their she appeared, smudged with fudge, in a funding applications for preschool grants hotel lobby around midnight with “large tossed out in September, the state slabs of fudge bulging out of her pockDepartment of Education said, beets” (according to a Washington cause the paperwork was not doublePost story). A police officer later spaced, as required. (2) In August, checked a nearby Fudge Kitchen walk in the the Palestinian Authority admitted store and found the door inexpark but that, after Hamas violently split from plicably open and a large disnever at dark the government in mid-June, civil play quantity missing from the servants nonetheless failed to act front window. (Police said alquickly and thus in July continued cohol was involved, along with to pay the salaries of about 3,000 fudge.) Hamas security officers (who were News That Sounds formerly PA employees, but who by then were fighting the PA). Like a Joke Jane Balogh, 66, was informed Oral-B’s Triumph SmartGuide in September that she will not be toothbrush, available in the United prosecuted for defrauding elections Kingdom for the equivalent of officials in Seattle, despite having ilabout $280, uses navigation techlegally registered her dog, Duncan M. nology to transmit the exact location MacDonald, to vote. Balogh, protesting of the toothbrush to a base unit so that the how easy officials have made it for people to user can see which areas in his mouth the vote illegally, put her home phone account brush might have missed. The wireless LCD in Duncan’s name, which is all the proof remouth display can be mounted on a mirror quired for registration, then signed him up, or held in the free hand. and when an absentee ballot arrived, she At about 9 p.m. on Aug. 23, a fire broke went public about her scheme. However, out in the Comedy Zone nightclub in West despite the public confession, Duncan conKnoxville, Tenn., right in the middle of an tinued to be sent official absentee ballots for act in which a hypnotist had just placed 10 the two subsequent election cycles. audience members into a trance. However,

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People With Too Much Money

The adolescent offspring of some wellto-do parents are serious art collectors, according to a September Wall Street Journal report, and their interest appears not to be motivated solely by parents’ strategies to shield income from the tax collector. Ms. Dakota King, 9, for example, owns 40 pieces and specializes in animals and “happy colors.” Ms. Shammiel Fleischer-Amoros, 10, who admitted, “I’m really scared, but Daddy told me I have to negotiate,” succeeded in getting $200 knocked off of a $3,200 sculpture she really wanted. An 11-year-old last year “waved a paddle” to win a $352,000 Jeff Koons sculpture.


Just when Internet newspaper sites appear to be gaining ground as replacements for printed editions, a 70-year-old woman identified only as Maggie told the Edmonton (Alberta) Sun in September that her paper edition of the Sun is a crucial part of her daily diet, literally. She eats it, in strips, and has, she said, for the past seven years because it tastes good. “I can’t explain it,” she said, and it was only when she recently experienced a blockage of her esophagus, and doctors found a ball of paper, that she revealed her obsession. Doctors cited by the Sun said that except for the blockage danger, newspaper eating is not unhealthful.

Least Competent Criminals

Too Puny for a Life of Crime: Keith Bellanger, 20, failed in his attempted burglary in Duluth, Minn., in September when homeowner Wayne Boniface, age 69, walked in and beat him up so thoroughly that Bellanger had all his clothes ripped off


trying to get away. And in Bay Shore, N.Y., in September, a 32-year-old man wielding a tire iron, who was attempting to mug Bruce Ferraro, 74, on the street, was forced to abandon the job and run for it when Ferraro, after a struggle, took the iron away from him. (The mugger was captured by police nearby when his car stalled.)

Recurring Themes

Some Americans continue to prefer to “do it themselves” to get rid of pests on their property, with tragic results. In June, Mike Harstad of Jamestown, Calif., attempting to eliminate a wasps’ nest with a can of Pledge and a cigarette lighter, ultimately burned down his mobile home and contents and destroyed an outbuilding, a truck, a boat and a trailer. In August, a Whitehall, Pa., man, William Sekol, 82, attempting to destroy a yellow jackets’ nest beneath a storm sewer grate in his front yard, put a dried tree over the grate, doused it with gasoline, and lit it (supposedly to suffocate the yellow jackets underneath). However, some gasoline ran into the sewer, where its fumes combusted. In the resulting explosion, Sekol’s mustache and eyebrows were singed.

Undignified Deaths

Surprisingly Complicated: A 24-year-old woman in Lawrenceville, Ga. (in July), and a 59-year-old woman in Lincolnton, N.C. (in August), were killed after failing to negotiate driver’s-side devices allowing them entrance to, respectively, a gated parking lot and an automatic car wash. The Georgia woman had leaned out her window to insert a card into the gate-opening machine when her car lurched forward and pinned her head between the car and the door. The North Carolina woman had reached out her open car door to punch in a code for the wash when her car lurched forward, similarly pinning her head. (Police in both cases said that the cars should have been in Park.) w

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African Flood Crisis

A flood crisis of unprecedented proportion has developed across 22 of Africa’s poorest and normally driest countries over the past few weeks. Some of the heaviest rains in decades, linked to a strengthening La Niña ocean-cooling phenomenon in the Pacific, have inundated vast tracts of the continent from Senegal to Somalia. Areas on the fringes of the Sahara normally get most of their rainfall between June and September, when a band of nearperpetual thunderstorms in a meteorological region known as the Intertropical Convergence Zone shift northward. La Niña appears to have amplified the storms, causing them to hover over the same areas for weeks at a time.

La Niña Returns

Last winter’s El Niño ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific has been replaced by a stronger La Niña ocean cooling, which threatens to cause a distinctly different set of global weather abnormalities. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) advises that La Niña may worsen the chronic droughts afflicting Southern California and the southeastern United States, while northern Brazil and parts of Africa receive flooding rains. Shifts in atmospheric circulation could even rearrange the pattern of sea ice around Antarctica, pushing it toward the Pacific side of the continent. “This La Niña is now in its developing phase and getting stronger, and we can expect it to peak this coming December and January,” said WMO chief Rupa Kumar Kolli. The U.S. weather agency NOAA predicts above-normal temperatures across most of the country through December, with the Pacific Northwest receiving cool

and wet conditions.

Blue Whale Deaths

Marine biologists scrambled to determine what caused three dead blue whales to wash ashore on Southern California beaches within a two-week period. Joe Cordaro, a wildlife biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service, said he could not recall a similar spate of blue whale deaths off California or anywhere else. Some environmental activists blame the U.S. Navy’s use of high-powered sonar in the Pacific off Southern California in recent weeks. Scientists say they believe two of the three whales were struck by a ship, while the third is being tested for domoic acid poisoning. Last spring, domoic acid caused the deaths of hundreds of sea lions and birds along the coast of Southern California.

North Island Eruption

New Zealand’s snow-capped Mount Ruapehu was blanketed by a layer of mud and ash after the volcano suddenly erupted, injuring at least four people. Mudflows cascaded down the 9,176-foot mountain shortly after it roared to life without warning. Mount Ruapehu has erupted five times since 1969, with one in 1995 causing significant damage.

Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Ivo brought heavy rain to the southern tip of Baja California, but had weakened to a tropical depression before reaching the popular resort area. • Tropical Storm Jerry and Hurricane Karen passed over open waters of the mid-Atlantic Ocean. • Tropical Storm Francisco drenched China’s island province of Hainan before bring-

ing unwanted rainfall to soggy northern Vietnam.


Late reports from the Caspian Sea nation of Azerbaijan say that a total of 715 homes were damaged by a 4.5 magnitude earthquake in the west of the country on Sept. 20. No injuries or fatalities were mentioned by the Azeri Press Agency. • Earth movements were felt in Greece’s Dodecanese island of Karpathos, southern Sumatra, Southern Ecuador. northwestern Oregon and the coast of Southern California.

Mutant Frogs Explained

Grotesque deformities in frogs reported in recent years across North America can be linked directly to the runoff of nitrogen and phosphorus from farms and ranches, according to a new report. Both compounds bleed into the lake and pond habitats of the amphibians, encouraging the growth of a parasitic flatworm that inflicts the deformities on frogs, says lead author Pieter Johnson, an ecologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Colorado at Boulder. “You can get five or six extra limbs. You can get no hind limbs. You can get all kinds of really bizarre, sick and twisted stuff,” Johnson told Reuters. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, he said that the parasites form cysts in the developing limbs of tadpoles, causing the severe malformations. First reports of deformed frogs made headlines in the mid1990s, when a group of Minnesota schoolchildren discovered a pond where more than half of the leopard frogs had missing or extra limbs. Since then, similar reports have been made across in the United States. w

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MUSSEL SOULS TOUR 2007 The Great White Jenkins is a gospel-folk, free-jazz celebration of upright bass, electric guitars, drums and wind chimes.

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Luminescent Orchestrii

Music that encompasses Romanian gypsy melodies, punk frenzies, salty tangos and hard rocking klezmer.

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Sharla June

Sharla June, of the Mayhaws, hails from Tallahasee and will be performing acoustic stomp and revelry, honky-tonk shenanigans, a little blues, a little balladry.

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This butterfly spreads her wings Local songwriter Lauren Lapointe releases her most accomplished CD yet


auren Lapointe’s back story is tailormade for a newspaper writer. It comes with a ready-made hook. Back in 2001, the youthful Savannah resident was toiling away at an otherwise unnamed “office job,” and feeling restless. Watching her life go by one day at a time from behind a desk, Lapointe decided she could no longer go on without striving for success on a deeply personal level. Filled with the desire to write, record and perform her own original music, she bravely allowed herself to imagine a world in which she spent her days composing songs rather than punching a time clock. Within minutes, she had unexpectedly quit her job – determined to eke out a career in the notoriously difficult and competitive realm of showbiz. Now, over half a decade onward, she describes herself as being even more enthusiastic about that decision as the day she found herself making it. “I wasn’t finding my day job to be very creatively fulfilling,” she recalls. “One Monday morning, it suddenly dawned on me that no one was forcing me to do this and that I had a choice. If I wasn’t happy, it was up to me to do something about it.”

The flaxen-haired singer and guitarist allows that her exit from the everyday workforce wasn’t nearly as dramatic as is perhaps envisioned by such a deliciously referenced anecdote, but that she did become a fulltime musician much quicker than most. “After I gave my notice, my employer asked me to stay on part-time,” she clarifies. “I hadn’t really considered that when I gave my notice, but it seemed like a good compromise. I worked part-time for about six months which definitely helped the transition. But otherwise, I have never regretted my change in careers.” That steadfastness has served her well, as in the intervening years, this transplanted Canadian songbird (who name-checks both her homeland’s celebrated ethereal folk artist Loreena McKennitt and progressive Appalachian Old-Time revivalist Gillian Welch as key influences) has independently recorded and released three full albums. She has also made scores of important connections in the contemporary singer/songwriter movement through her increasingly busy touring schedule (she plays coffeehouses, cafes and folk society shows from here to the Midwest) and involvement in industry

workshops. Her brand-new CD, Butterfly, has been out for a couple of weeks now, but receives the royal “official release party” treatment this Saturday night at The Sentient Bean Coffeehouse on Forsyth Park – a venue that played a pivotal role both in shaping Lapointe’s stage persona and in helping her to build contacts and make important connections in the modern folk world. Produced by critics’ darling Tom Prasada-Rao –himself a stellar musician and songwriter-- in his Dallas, Texas studio, it’s a well-crafted disc filled with solid instrumental performances from a small group of players, and relaxed vocal turns from Lapointe (whose vocals in particular have never sounded so assured on record). “I met Tom at SummerSongs, the songwriting camp I attend every August in the Catskills,” Lapointe explains. “I e-mailed him a few months later and

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| Interview that route who have been touched by the moods and emotions expressed in Lapointe’s straightforward, no frills approach to songwriting, there are some who may find her lyrical sensibilities a little too familiar, preferring a more adventurous or idiosyncratic tact. Yet, regardless of whether or not one finds her turns of phrase particularly compelling, the fourteen polished tracks on this album present an evolving artist in what is easily her most flattering light yet captured on disc. “I don’t recall Tom having to coax anything,” Lapointe reflects, when asked to describe Butterfly’s recording process. “He just encouraged me to be myself and be comfortable. He didn’t care about technical perfection. He was more concerned with getting the right ‘vibe.’ He understands what it’s like to be primarily a live performer who’s trying to create a certain feeling in a studio with only microphones and equipment around for atmosphere. I engineered my last album myself, so it was really nice to just play and sing and not have to worry about all the details.” Prasada-Rao as well has nothing but praise for the work the two did together. “I’m proud of this album,” he reflects. “It feels like the best thing I’ve ever done as a producer/engineer. The fact this project went so quickly is a tribute to Lauren, her preparation, and her willingness to trust in the process. It was a joy to work on.” Lapointe notes that unlike many of her contemporaries, who often juggle their artistic aspirations along with “straight” jobs, she has managed to support herself through her creative output alone. “I’m very fortunate that I can make a comfortable living playing music,” she muses. In an effort to capitalize even further on this enviable position, she has decided to hire one or more independent radio promoters to push this new record to various markets in hopes of increasing her notoriety and thus the demand for her live gigs. “I’m in the process of talking to different promoters now. It’s a big step – trying to determine how much to spend, what markets to target, etc…” Although she had been approached by such “hype machines” in the past, Lapointe says it is only now, with this latest CD under her belt that she’s felt comfortable taking such a pricey plunge. However, she says, the time seems right to her. As for what the immediate future holds for the dedicated and driven performer, she plans on, well, more of the same. “More gigging, touring, playing and writing,” the singer replies with a smile. “One day at a time!” w Lauren Lapointe plays The Sentient Bean Saturday at 8 p.m. She’ll be accompanied by Kyle Shiver, James Gay and Treasure Camero. Free to all ages. To sample Butterfly: The CD is available at: and

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asked if he would produce my next album.” He immediately responded in the affirmative. “I needed someone familiar with the singer/songwriter and folk scenes, but also comfortable working in other genres, since I had a diverse group of songs.” Lapointe was also in search of someone who would be capable of bringing an idealized version of her own talent to the fore, rather than heavy-handedly imposing their own vision on her material. “Tom has a reputation for instinctively understanding the heart of a song, plus the musicianship and technical skills to know how to bring it out,” she continues. “His artists always feel the albums are completely ‘theirs’ when he’s done, rather than like a producer has taken over and changed their work. I definitely feel like this album is mine, and the feedback I’ve gotten from others to-date is that they feel like Butterfly is truly a reflection of ‘me.’ So Tom did indeed accomplish that!” Based on a cursory examination of his own original material, Prasada-Rao’s influence on Butterfly is obvious. For example, at times, this collection of heartfelt love ballads, message songs and slyly humorous observations comes darn close to feeling downright funky, which is likely not a term many would use to describe Lapointe’s prior studio efforts. Certain tracks, such as the blues-derived “My Baby,” with its earnest acoustic guitar strums, loping, Stray Gator trap drums and interweaving harmonica fills bring to mind the sparse, earthy ruminations of her fellow Canadian Gordon Lightfoot (during his “Sundown”-era). Lauren –who pokes fun at the dichotomy between her upbringing in the Great White North and her adult life in the deep South in the lighthearted ‘bonus’ track “Canadian Belle”— says that she expects listeners will “definitely hear” a strong Celtic vibe in her music, which she ascribes to her Eastern Canadian heritage. “However,” she adds, “I’ve also drawn on the legacy of southern storytellers like Bobbie Gentry and Lucinda Williams in my songwriting. The bluesy and rootsy stuff you hear in my songs come from the time I’ve spent here.” Regardless of where her inspiration comes from, she channels those disparate touchstones into an easily digestible, reassuringly familiar style of calming, intensely personal and –at times— seemingly confessional first-person songwriting. Lapointe admits that this collection of songs are all drawn from her own life. “This new album is a reflection of all of the experiences I have had since I recorded the previous one,” she says. “I’ve gigged extensively over the past several years and honed my skills as a songwriter, singer, performer, and guitarist.” Since 2005, that gigging (sometimes up to two weeks at a stretch) has taken her as far west as Texas and as far north as Michigan. “I’d have to look at a map, but I’m pretty sure Michigan is the farthest I’ve travelled from home,” she ruminates. While there are scores of folks along


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| Opinion by Jim Reed

Who’s minding the Stoehr? A

lthough it’s been well over half a decade ago, I still vividly recall the very first time I spoke to John Stoehr. I’d called to let him know one of my bands was playing at a local club. Having seen his byline in the newly-retooled Connect Savannah, I was happy they’d finally made the music writer job a staff position. But I’d been warned he was both snide and dismissive of local artists, so I made sure I was sweet as pie when I phoned. Nothing could have prepared me for what happened next. John told me matter-of-factly that he’d never heard of my band, thus we must not be worth much. “Lemme explain something to you,” he continued in an absurdly condescending manner. “There’s no story there. Now, if you were to tell me your lead singer was a dog, then that’s a story.” “You mean if he was unattractive, then you’d write about him?” I asked. “No,” he answered. “If you had an actual dog that came out and sang the words. That’s worth putting in the paper.” I responded that if our band was in possession of an English-speaking dog that could sing rock songs on cue, I wouldn’t be calling up someone like him and begging for a lame blurb in a weekly paper. I’d be on frickin’ Letterman. Still determined to develop a positive relationship with the only guy in town whose business card read “Music Editor,” I bit my tongue, and offered to put he and a friend on the guest list, buy them a beer and let him see our band in person. “Don’t bother,” he replied. “To be honest, I don’t enjoy seeing local bands.” I was flabbergasted. “You don’t enjoy seeing what kind of local bands?” “Any local bands. I’m not interested.” “But, I don’t get it. Aren’t you the music editor of a local paper? Isn’t your job description to cover local bands?” “I do whatever I want,” he replied with palpable disdain. Through a strange and fortuitous series of coincidences, not too much later I found myself taking over John Stoehr’s position at this paper. In prepping for that job interview, I gave some thought to what I’d do differently with the position, if allowed. I’d try my best not to belittle or mock local talent merely to look hip or superior. I wouldn’t write features on artists who weren’t from our immediate vicinity (or passing through on tour). I wouldn’t exaggerate the worth of mediocre locals out of a misguided sense of hometown pride — but conversely, I wouldn’t discount local talent by assuming everything is done better outside one’s own city’s limits. Most of all, I wouldn’t stoop to pitting local acts against each other in print just to watch the sparks and the papers fly (out of

their boxes). I’d write mostly expository pieces, as I was sure participants in the local music scene, after routinely being either blown off or completely ignored by the press, weren’t ready to hear serious criticism. And I saw no point in putting them on the guillotine when a friendly pinch might do. Then again, I wouldn’t sugarcoat my true feelings, either. If someone had the nerve to present something of an extremely low quality, I’d see it as my duty to call them out on it, for the sake of our readers. I believe, and still do, that’s the best way to fairly report on a fledgling local scene such as ours: honestly, but erring on the side of inclusion and encouragement. Stoehr would later turn up as arts reporter at the Savannah Morning News, where he brought that same bitter, meanspirited narcissism to much of his work. It’s been an open secret around town for years that he single-handedly alienated and/or outright insulted most everyone he came in contact with in our A&E community. Along the way, he penned some of the most transparently slanted hatchet jobs seen in this market for the past few decades — not to mention the inappropriate comments which peppered some of his most bewildering pieces. For some reason the daily paper stuck by him, defending him against completely legitimate complaints from all corners. Why? Only they know. Perhaps it’s because they sell papers while we give them away, and a juicy, inflammatory, tabloid-style front page article about, say, a private disagreement between two grown men in the local jazz world might stir up some muck and move some pricey pulp at fifty cents a pop. Now, Stoehr’s leaving us, and taking a position as arts writer at the Charleston City Paper, a free rag much like Connect. That’s in many ways fitting, as he exhibited an extreme case of Charleston envy ever since he moved to Savannah. Annually in the SMN, he devoted so much space to sycophantic coverage of Charleston’s Spoleto Festival that anything he’d write about hometown events at that time of year seemed almost out of place. But he couldn’t leave town before taking one last parting shot. In his recent debut column for the City Paper which has become instantly notorious for its A) shortsightedness, B) egomania, C) crybaby demeanor and D) good old-fashioned lack of class, John has finally come squeaky-clean about his long-standing, intense dislike for virtually everyone involved in Savannah’s arts and entertainment community. And not just dislike, but simmering, brooding resentment. Resentment which he tries (unsuccessfully to those of us on this side of the bridge) to recast as some sort of valiant quest for truth in what he broadly paints as a town

filled with crooked, talentless, artistically stunted hacks who simply couldn’t handle his steely glare and Geraldo-like dedication to “hard news.” To hear Stoehr tell it, The Man was keeping him down, expending no small amount of good ol’ boy conspiratorial effort on quashing his investigative journalist approach to A&E. There’s only one problem. It’s horseshit. Delusions of grandeur from a misanthrope. Sure, Savannah’s arts community has been coddled for decades, as most cities’ have, whether or not they’re held up as a fine arts Mecca (which many of you here have realized is a facade). Sure, some folks have set themselves up well as figureheads in local arts organizations. Sure, there’s a strong, vocal contingent of natives wary of — and quick to write off — folks from up north and the ideas they bring. So what else is new? Those frustrating elements aren’t specific to Savannah by any means. (I’ll bet if anything, they’re even more entrenched in Charleston, as Mr. Stoehr may soon discover.) Slowly, but surely, however, time passes and things change. Naturally. That’s not to say they can’t be helped along by the local media, but a brash, antagonistic transplanted blowhard with a whole pack of Duracells on his shoulder has no right to be surprised when he receives scant cooperation (or even outright distrust) from people he’s trying to publicly “bring down” to pad his tear-sheet file for a hopeful leap to a larger market. I realize it may seem churlish for me to pen this column. However, Stoehr’s very public screed practically begs for a rebuttal in a forum more easy to happen upon than the comments section of the City Paper’s website — which already boasts over two dozen responses to his column, virtually all from long-suffering Savannahians celebrating his exodus and Charlestonians who don’t dig that he introduced himself to them by bashing the hell out of the last place he earned a paycheck. The reason it’s worth bringing this up in Connect Savannah is to contrast the antics of a self-professed “cultural critic” who’d rather pull at a string for the sake of watching an imperfect sweater unravel — and drawing attention to himself in the process — with the attitude that I and the rest of our editorial staff hold to. Namely: to try and showcase the best our city has to offer in terms of arts. Not with a blind eye to shortcomings, but ever mindful of the power of constructive criticism. We’re not interested in tearing someone else down just for the sake of making ourselves feel taller, with a big shit-eating grin on our face. That’s Charleston’s problem now. w To comment, e-mail us at


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Swans and Flying Saucer Attack, but (one assumes) at a volume which will be pleasant in a coffeehouse. The one-man EBN is on the same ultra-indie label and opts for mesmerizing sonic guitar landscapes both morose and uplifting (he’s opened for System of A Down and Fear Factory). Also on the bill: Embryonic Language Pilgrims, a jazz-influenced side-project of Port City Music. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Excellent local electric blues/shuffle quartet focusing on standards. Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Bottles & Cans

Swinging, garage-rock influenced electric blues with an eclectic setlist and a punk edge. Wed., 9 pm, Bay Street Blues + Thurs., 7 pm, Dawg House Grill + Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Rhythm Riot

Mary Davis & Co.

Pop, rock, shag and soul cover combo. Thurs., 7 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings) + Sat., 8 pm, Marlin Monroe’s (Tybee).

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Deep Blue 3

Versatile electric blues band playing standards, contemporary tunes and originals. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Eat Mo’ Music

Debauched monthly theme party MC’d by local scenester icon Chris Cook. This time around, “Pussycat Ball III” features live fetish shows plus award-winning DJ Analog Kid. Fri., 10 pm, B & B Ale House.

1st Friday for Folk Music

Un-debauched monthly acoustic con-

Acoustic guitar duo (covers/originals) featuring Rader, a talented Ohio native wiht a great voice who had a strong following here some years ago, and has recently returned. Fri., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s.

Latin Jazz Motion

Percussion-heavy, regional Latin jazz

combo featuring Maggie Evans of Silver Lining. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

The Roger Moss Quintet

Turtle Folk

The Permanent Tourists

Two Originals

The Jimi Ray Band

Voodoo Soup

Snappy jazz cabaret act with a celebrated local vocalist and many top area players. Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park. Slick, tight R & B/rock party band with great vocals. Fri., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge. Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute. Thurs., 9 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.) + Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Remora, Electric Bird Noise

Remora’s a one-man, low-fi guitar drone/ vocals project from Raleigh that’s cut from the same cloth as My Bloody Valentine,

Noteworthy local jam group named Best local Rock Band in our last Readers Poll. Sat., 10 pm, Locos (downtown). Acoustic guitar duo offering blues, rock and Dead covers. Tues., 10 pm, Stogies + Fri., 9 pm, Kasey’s Gourmet Grille. Versatile soul/funk/R & B jam act armed with mad chops and a setlist of beloved covers. Wed., 9 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.) + Sun., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.


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Funky, instrumental soul-jazz combo featuring trumpet and wah guitar. Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

cert series MC’d by local Mighty Wind icon Hank Weisman, President of the Savannah Folk Music Society. Acts include: East Tn. songwriter/storyteller Gary Hensley (Americana, blues, bluegrass); Austin guitarist/tunesmith Jeff Talmadge; and local finger-style guitarist and singer Tuck Brawner. Free to ALL-AGES with a suggested $2 donation to the SFMS. Fri., 7:30 pm, Wesley Mon. United Methodist Church (429 Abercorn St.) - ALL-AGES.

Kitschy and fun rock/pop party band with an upbeat, varied setlist and both male and female vocals. Fri., 9 pm, Jukebox Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).



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For 30 years, this famed N’awlins group have been known far and wide as one of the premier exponents of Big Easy-style party music. However, they’re far from traditional. In fact, over the years, their shifting lineups have danced around what some might expect of them — at times edging closer to trad N.O. feel-good music and at times closer to modern funk, soul and even the improvisational jam world. It’s their association with groups like Widespread Panic (whom they’ve recorded with), The Black Crowes (whom they’ve toured with) and major solo artists like Elvis Costello, Norah Jones, John Medeski, DJ Logic and Dr. John (all of whom have made cameo appearances on the DDBB’s albums) that have helped to earn them a diverse following that keeps them on the road in large clubs, theaters, cruise ships and at festivals worldwide. This is yet another high-profile booking for this restaurant/bar, and it promises to be a great show. However, be warned, a large portion of the crowd will not have a direct view of the stage, due to the layout of the room. So, if you want to see the band as well as hear them, get there early and stake out a good spot. Tickets to this 18+ show are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, and can be charged online at www.wagatailpresents. com. No starting time is specified, but most weekend shows at this venue begin around 9 - 10 pm. Fri., Locos (downtown).

preciate these gypsy punk rockers. Mon., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

‘Picnic In The Park’

This time-honored annual tradition has come roaring back after a brief hiatus, and this time, the Savannah Sinfonietta is doing the heavy lifting, providing what should be a crowd-pleasing set called “A Pops Salute To The Movies,” with support from opening acts the Savannah Arts Academy’s SkyeLite Jazz Band, and the Savannah Children’s Choir. Expect thousands of people from all walks of life, ethnicities and age groups to claim a spot in the grass and enjoy music, food, drink and companionship under the stars. As always, there will be a contest to see who can come up with the most elaborate or unique picnic setup. Sun., 4:30 pm, Forsyth Park.

David Sedaris

When last this bestselling author (Naked, Barrel Fever, Me Talk Pretty One Day) and snarky humorist (NPR’s This American Life, Esquire, The New Yorker) gave a reading in Savannah, most left dejected by the brevity of the show and the lack of new material. Ads for this tour, however, prominently state he’ll be previewing work from his forthcoming book, so respectful fans should hang on his every word. Tickets from $33.00 to $43.50, at the Civic Center Box Office, by calling 651-6556 and at www.savan-

The Great White Jenkins

What a bizarre and intriguing outfit. Alternating between creepy, Old-Time white gospel-influenced vocal harmonies and woozy, barroom honky-tonk psych-folk that sounds like a cross between Basement Tapes-era Band mixed with Jandekian inscrutability and Gram Parsons’ Cosmic American Music. On their latest record, Mussel Souls, Dixieland-style horn parts punctuate the off-kilter guitars, drums, upright bass and wind chimes, but they’re often supplanted by screeching, noise rock freakouts that clash less than one might imagine. All the members live in a big Victorian house in Richmond, Va., and that musty familiarity bleeds into the songs. Sun., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

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Boasting former members of NYC’s delightfully randy Bindlestiff Family Cirkus (which made quite a name for itself during annual trips to our fair city), this retro Vaudevillian act tours worldwide. Using such rarely-seen instrumentation as bullhorn harmonica, resophonic guitar and melodica, they make a ruckus not unlike The Paris Combo on amyl nitrate. If you dig the tango, bawdy sea shanties, or even Camper Van Beethoven’s faux-Balkan rave-ups, you’ll ap-

Great White Jenkins Wed., October 10, 7:30 pm, Johnny Mercer Theater.

The Vibrators

One of the last of the early, acclaimed U.K. punk bands still touring, their only original member is guitarist Knox, who initially played bass in the band. Still, they’ve soldiered on, releasing a slew of live discs, rarities comps and reissues over the past couple decades. Their most recent CD finds them covering classic punk tracks from the year 1977, and features guest appearances from the MC5’s Wayne Kramer and one of The Dickies. Opening acts include Lybian Hit Squad and S.C.’s I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better (a punk/alt.rock/surf quartet featuring former members of sorely-missed locals Subversivo!). $10 cover. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.


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AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee) Joey Manning (7 pm) B & D BURGERS (Southside) Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm) BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler) Karaoke THE BAMBOO ROOM formerly TANGO (Tybee) “Georgia Kyle” Shiver BAY STREET BLUES Bottles & Cans (9 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ Chief (9 pm) BERNIE’S ON RIVER ST. The Blend (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) Lafeyette CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee) Live Music TBA (8 pm) CHEERS TO YOU (135 Johnny Mercer Blvd.) Karaoke (8 pm) CLUB ONE #@*! Karaoke CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (7 pm) DAWG HOUSE GRILL Live Music TBA (7:30 pm) DOLPHIN REEF LOUNGE (Tybee) Live Music TBA DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown) DJ Sam Diamond (Savannah Shag Club) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly) Chuck Courtenay & Bucky Bryant (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.) Voodoo Soup (9 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (8 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville) Live Music TBA (9 pm) GUITAR BAR Live Music TBA HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.) Karaoke (10 pm) IGUANA’S (St. Simons Isl.) Live Music TBA THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) The Earl Williams Quartet (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR Jeff Beasley (7:30 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE JINX Rock & Roll Bingo w/DJ Boo-Cock-Eye (11 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Harry O’Donoghue KING’S INN Karaoke (9 pm) THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.) Open Mic Night (9:30 pm) KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.) Jazz Vocalist TBA (7 pm) LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown) Team Trivia LUTHER’S RARE & WELL DONE (Beaufort) Branan Logan (6:30 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK Pianist David Duckworth (7 pm)

MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE Barry Johnson MCDONOUGH’S Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE The Eric Culberson Blues Band (10 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB Open Mic Night w/Hudson & Markus (10 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB Celtic Karaoke (9 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee) Live Music TBA ONE HOT MAMA’S BBQ (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) PANINI’S (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (10 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA THE QUARTER SPORTS BAR (Tybee) “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (10 pm) ROBIN’S NEST (Pooler) Matthew St. John & Tim (8 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B) SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.) Dueling Pianos (8 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE Broadway on Bull Street (8 pm) SLUGGERS 5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler) Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB Karaoke w/Michael (10 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt) Live Music TBA (6 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.) Live Music TBA (6 pm) VENUS DE MILO Industry Night THE WAREHOUSE Thomas Claxton (7:30 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ Karaoke (8:30 pm)


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HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.) DJ KZL (10 pm) HERCULES (Pt. Wentworth) Live Music TBA (7:30 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth) Live Music TBA (8 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) The Lavon Stevens Project w/Louise Spencer (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR Trae Gurley’s “Swoonatra” (7:30 pm) THE JINX Dance Party w/DJ D-Frost & Friends (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Harry O’Donoghue KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.) Silver Lining (7 pm) LOCOS DELI & GRILL (Southside) Team Trivia w/Kowboi (7 pm) LUTHER’S RARE & WELL DONE (Beaufort) Branan Logan (6:30 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK Pianist David Duckworth (5 pm), Vocalist Claire Frazier & Pianist Peter Tavalin (8 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE Nancy Witt MCDONOUGH’S Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE Greg Williams (10 pm)* MOON RIVER BREWING CO. Eric Britt (8:30 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB The Train Wrecks (10 pm) MYRTLE’S BAR & GRILL (Bluffton) J. Howard Duff (7:30 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (5 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA PLUM’S (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA THE RAIL PUB “Helium Karaoke” w/Wrath Nasty RETRIEVER’S (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (8 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.) Dueling Pianos (9 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE ”Broadway on Bull Street” (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) STEAMER’S (Georgetown) Live Music TBA (9 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE DJ In A Coma (11 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler) Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB DJ Southstar spins Top 40 (10 pm)

TUBBY’S (River St.) Live Music TBA (6 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt) Live Music TBA (6 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DE MILO Hip-Hop Night w/DJ Maytag (10 pm) VIC’S ON THE RIVER Claire Frazier & Peter Tavalin (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE Jeff Beasley (8 pm) WASABI’S Live DJ Frankie-C spins Hip-hop & Electric Fusion (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ Live Music TBA (6 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)


AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee) “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (7 pm) AMERICAN LEGION POST #36 (Thunderbolt) Karaoke AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill) The Courtenay Brothers (9 pm) B & B ALE HOUSE 1st Friday Fetish Night’s “Pussycat Ball III” w/DJ Analog Kid (10 pm) B & D BURGERS (Southside) Live Music TBA (9 pm) BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler) Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings) Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE BAMBOO ROOM (Tybee) Live Music TBA (8 pm) BAY STREET BLUES Karaoke (9 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ Live Music TBA (9 pm), Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) BENNIE’S (Tybee) Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm) BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET Karaoke (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) Nancy Witt BOGEY’S Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE BRITANNIA (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (9 pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee) Live Music TBA (8 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE #@*! Karaoke CLUB ONE Local Cast, DJ Jason Hancock (Main Floor) CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR The Beer Parlor Ramblers (7:30 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn) Karaoke DAWG HOUSE GRILL Live Music TBA (7 pm) DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee) Live Music TBA (6 pm) DIMENSIONS ART GALLERY Live Music TBA (8 pm) DINGUS MAGEE’S (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (9 pm)

DOC’S BAR (Tybee) Roy & The Circuit Breakers DOLPHIN REEF LOUNGE @ OCEAN PLAZA (Tybee) Eric Britt (3 pm), Live Music TBA (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) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee) The One Too Many Band (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.) The Hitmen (9 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro) Live Music TBAs (8 pm) FRIENDLY’S TAVERN 2 #@*! Karaoke GAYNA’S BAR (Tybee) Karaoke (9 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville) Live Music TBA (9 pm) GUITAR BAR Live Music TBA HANG FIRE Dope Sandwich Productions (10 pm) HERCULES (Pt. Wentworth) Live Music TBA (8 pm) 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) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) Vocalist Meredith D’Ambrosio w/Pianist Eddie Higgins (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR The Jeff Beasley Band (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JINX The Vibrators, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better (11 pm) JOHNNY MERCER THEATER Hairspray - The Broadway Musical (8 pm) JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Rhythm Riot (9 pm) KASEY’S GOURMET GRILLE Two Originals (9 pm) KATHLEEN’S (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (9 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Harry O’Donoghue KING’S INN Karaoke (9 pm) KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.) Live Music TBA (8 pm, 9:30 pm, 11 pm) LOCO’S (downtown) The Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/ Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave. (8 pm) LUNA LOUNGE @ IL PASTICCIO Live Music TBA (9 pm)

LUTHER’S RARE & WELL DONE (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (10 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK Pianist Peter Tavalin (5 pm), The Roger Moss Quintet (9 pm) MARDIS GRAS ON BAY Michael “B-Flat” Sears & Tony Royster, Sr. (7 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE Deep Blue 3 (10 pm) METRO COFFEE HOUSE Open Mic Night w/Brandon Clark (8 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB David Flannery & Paul Rader (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO. Live Music TBA (7 pm) MULBERRY INN The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee) Live Music TBA (7 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (8 pm) QUALITY INN (Pooler) American Pride Karaoke (8 pm) RED LEG SALOON (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204) Live Music TBA (9 pm) RETRIEVER’S (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (8 pm) RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (9 pm) ROBIN’S NEST (Pooler) Live Music TBA (9 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.) Dueling Pianos (8:30 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE “Broadway on Bull Street” (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee) Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN COFFEE HOUSE Remora, Electric Bird Noise, Embryonic Langauage Pilgrims (8 pm) SILVER CREEK SALOON (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (8 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S Live Music TBA (8 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.) Karaoke (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown) Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee) Randy “Hatman” Smith (7 pm) STOGIE’S DJ Paynt & DJ Mself (10 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE The Permanent Tourists (9:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler) Live Music TBA (9 pm)

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TUBBY’S (River St.) Live Music TBA (6 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt) Live Music TBA (6 pm) TURTLE’S (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (10 pm) TYBEE ISLAND (South Beach Parking lot) 3rd Annual Tybbe Island Pirate Fest w/Marcus Ardoin & Da Zydeco Legendz, Atlanta Rhythm Section (3:30 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO Live DJ VFW CLUB (Hinesville) Live Music TBA (9 pm) VIC’S ON THE RIVER Claire Frazier & Peter Tavalin (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE The Jimi Ray Band (8 pm) WASABI’S Live DJ Frankie-C spins Hip-hop & Electric Fusion (8 pm) WAYS STATION TAVERN (Richmond Hill) Karaoke (9 pm) WET WILLIE’S Live DJ (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ Live Music TBA (6 pm) Live Music TBA (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (9 pm) YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box) Live Music TBA (9 pm)


ELI’S (MLK, Jr. Blvd & Bay St.) The Ryan Kelly Trio (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee) The One Too Many Band (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.) Phantom Wingo (9 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (9 pm) GAYNA’S BAR (Tybee) Karaoke (9 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville) Live Music TBA (9 pm) grapevine (wilmington isl) Gail Thurmond (6:30 pm) GUITAR BAR Slow Motion Crash (9 pm) THE HYATT Live Music TBA (8 pm) ISAAC’S ON DRAYTON Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth) Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) Vocalist Meredith D’Ambrosio w/Pianist Eddie Higgins (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR Eat Mo’ Music (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JINX Weedeater, Rwake, Total Fucking Destruction (11 pm) JUAREZ MEXICAN RESTAURANT (Waters Ave.) Karaoke KEVIN BARRY’S Harry O’Donoghue KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.) Live Music TBA (8 pm, 9:30 pm, 11 pm) LOCOS (downtown) Turtle Folk (10 pm) LUNA LOUNGE (Il Pasticcio) DJ Matthew Gilbert (10 pm) LUTHER’S RARE AND WELL DONE (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (10 pm) MALONE’S Live Music TBA (4 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK Pianist Eric Jones (5 pm), The Tony Clark Project (9 pm) MARDIS GRAS ON BAY Michael “B-Flat” Sears & Tony Royster, Sr. (7 pm) MARLIN MONROE’S SURFSIDE GRILL (Tybee) Mary Davis & Co. (8 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE Bottles & Cans (10 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB Jordan Ross (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO. Live Music TBA (7 pm) MULBERRY INN The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee) Live Music TBA (7 pm) PANINI’S (Beaufort) Live Music TBA (10 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (9 pm) QUALITY INN (Pooler) American Pride Karaoke (8 pm) THE RAIL PUB Live Music TBA RED LEG SALOON Live Music TBA (9 pm) RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH JAZZ & BLUES BISTRO (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (8 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.) Dueling Pianos (8:30 pm)

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AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee) Joey Manning (7 pm) THE ALE HOUSE (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10 pm) AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (8 pm) THE BAMBOO ROOM (Tybee) Live Music TBA (8 pm) BAY STREET BLUES Karaoke (9 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ David Harbuck (9 pm), Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) BENNY’S (Tybee) Karaoke w/DJ Levis BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET Karaoke (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) The Joseph Michael Duo (6 pm) BOGEY’S Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE BRITANNIA (Wilmington Isl.) The Train Wrecks (9 pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee) Live Music TBA (10 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE #@*! Karaoke CHUCK’S BAR #@*! Karaoke CITY MARKET COURTYARD Live Music TBA (2 pm) CLUB ONE DJ Jason Hancock spins Progressive House (10 pm) THE CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (7 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn) Karaoke THE DAWG HOUSE GRILL Live Music TBA (7 pm) DC2 DESIGN (104 W. Broughton St.) DJ Kiah (10 pm) DEB’S PUB & GRUB #@*! Karaoke (9 pm) DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee) Live Music TBA (6 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee) Roy & The Circuit Breakers DOLPHIN REEF LOUNGE @ OCEAN PLAZA (Tybee) Eric Britt (3 pm), Live Music TBA (8 pm) DOS PRIMOS (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (8 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown) “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly) David Harbuck (7 pm)


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AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee) Joey Manning (7 pm) AQUA STAR RESTAURANT (THE WESTIN) Ben Tucker & Bob Alberti (11:30 am)

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill) Live Music TBA (9 pm) B & B ALE HOUSE Live Music TBA BAHAMA BOB’S (Pooler) Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ Live Music TBA (8 pm) BELFORD’S Live Music TBA (6 pm) BERNIE’S (Tybee) Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) Diana Rogers CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE #@*! Karaoke CHA BELLA Live Music TBA (10 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn) Karaoke DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee) Roy & The Circuit Breakers (5 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee Island) Live Music TBA DOLPHIN REEF LOUNGE @ OCEAN PLAZA (Tybee) Eric Britt (3 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown) “World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (7 pm) EL POTRO (13051 Abercorn St.) Karaoke w/Michael (9 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee) Randy “Hatman” Smith (8 pm) THE FLYING FISH (7906 E. Hwy 80 by the old Williams Seafood) Barry Johnson (6 pm) FORSYTH PARK “2007 Picnic In The Park” w/Savannah Sinfonietta, SkyeLite Jazz Band, Savannah Children’s Choir (4:30 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth) Live Music TBA (5 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) Deas’ Guys (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR Pianist Abebi Stafford (7 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Harry O’Donoghue MALONE’S (309 W. River St.) Live Music TBA MCDONOUGH’S Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE Voodoo Soup (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO. Live Music TBA (7 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB Irish Pub Acoustic Session (7 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL Live Music TBA (7 pm) ONE HOT MAMA’S (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (6 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA RED LEG SALOON Karaoke w/Frank Nelson (9 pm)

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SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.) Piano-Palooza (8 pm) SAVANNAH THEATRE “Broadway on Bull Street” (3 pm) SEA DAWGS (Tybee) Live Music TBA (1 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN COFFEEHOUSE The Great White Jenkins (8 pm) SLUGGER’S 5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm) SPANKY’S (Pooler) Live Music TBA (8 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt) Live Music TBA UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE Thomas Claxton (7:30 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ The Courtenay Brothers (1 pm), Live Music TBA (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (9 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (11 pm)


BAYOU CAFÉ Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE BOATHOUSE (Hilton Head) The Eric Culberson Blues Band (6 pm) BLUEBERRY HILL Karaoke DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown) DJ spins Beach Music DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.) Jason Courtenay (9 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee) Live Music TBA (7 pm) GUITAR BAR Live Music TBA HANG FIRE DJ Sterling Hustle THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) Deas’ Guys (8 pm) THE JINX DJ KZL’S Kaleidoscope (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Pat Garvey KING’S INN Karaoke (9 pm) MURPHY’S LAW IRISH PUB Open Mic Night (7:30 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Piano Music TBA RIDERS LOUNGE (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (11 pm) SAVANNAH ACTORS THEATRE (703-D Louisvile Rd.) The Savannah Actors’ Theatre: The PBR Show (8 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH NIGHTS Karaoke

SCANDALS (Tybee) DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN COFFEE HOUSE Luminescent Orchestrii (8 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee) Roy & the Circuit Breakers (6 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE Live DJ (10:30 pm) WET WILLIE’S Karaoke (9 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (9 pm)


BAY STREET BLUES Live Trivia (10 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ Chief (9 pm) BILLY’S PLACE (above MCDONOUGH’S) The Joseph Michael Duo (6 pm) BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR #@*! Karaoke BUFFALO’S CAFÉ (Hinesville) Karaoke (7 pm) DAIQUIRI BEACH BN Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm) DEB’S PUB & GRUB #@*! Karaoke (10:30 pm) DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.) Live Music TBA (6 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.) Live Music TBA (9 pm) FRENCH QUARTER CAFÉ (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (7 pm) GUITAR BAR Live Music TBA HANG FIRE Pub Quiz w/Rob Oldham (9:30 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head) Deas’ Guys (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR Diana Rogers (7 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE JINX Alternative Hip-hop Night w/Freestyling & Breakdancing (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S Pat Garvey MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE Nancy Witt MERCURY LOUNGE Open Mic Jam w/The Eric Culberson Blues Band PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE) Live Music TBA SAVANNAH BLUES Open Mic Jam w/The Hitmen (10 pm) STOGIE’S Two Originals (10 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler) Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca WET WILLIE’S Karaoke (9 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ Chuck Courtenay (6 pm), Team Trivia w/The Mayor WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) w

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SAVANNAH THEATRE “Broadway on Bull Street” (3 pm, 8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee) Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SEA GRILL (Pt. Wentworth) Live Music TBA (8 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN COFFEE HOUSE Lauren Lapointe CD Release Party (8 pm) SILVER CREEK SALOON (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (8 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.) Live Music TBA (10 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown) Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee) Randy “Hatman” Smith (7 pm) STOGIE’S DJs Aushee Knights spinning House and ‘80s (10 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE Funktasia (9:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler) Live Music TBA (9 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.) Live Music TBA (6 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt) Live Music TBA (6 pm) TURTLE’S (Statesboro) Live Music TBA (9 pm) TYBEE ISLAND (South Beach Parking lot) 3rd Annual Tybbe Island Pirate Fest w/Marcus Ardoin & Da Zydeco Legendz, Two Path Road, The Eric Culberson Blues Band, Drivin-N-Cryin (3:30 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Island) Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO DJ Maytag (10 pm) VFW CLUB (Hinesville) Live Music TBA (9 pm) VIC’S ON THE RIVER Claire Frazier & Peter Tavalin (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE Bluesonics (8 pm) WASABI’S Live DJ Frankie-C spins Hip-hop & Electric Fusion (8 pm) WET WILLIE’S Live DJ (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ Chuck Courtenay & Bucky Bryant (1 pm), Live Music TBA (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton) Live Music TBA (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head) Live Music TBA (10 pm) YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box) Live Music TBA (9 pm)


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William Armstrong brings his annual show to a new location


illiam Armstrong is old school. The locally-based, world-renowned painter doesn’t believe in overexposure, but rather in the value of a certain amount of mystique. To that end Armstrong has done only a single annual show for the past several years, out of his Taylor Street home. The annual receptions — organized by Armstrong’s delightful French wife Monique, an innkeeper of some renown herself — are always packed to the gills with art lovers from around the city, region and indeed the entire country, They are one of the most-anticipated arts events of the year, due in no small part to their rarity. This year is no exception, as the artist is again holding a single 2007 show the weekend of Oct. 12-14, with a reception that Friday night from 5-9 p.m. What will change this year is the location. The show will not be at his home, as in years past, but in a studio/showroom space at 145 Habersham St. The Newark, N.J., native decided to stay

in Savannah when he came her as a set artist for the movie The Legend of Bagger Vance, in which he was responsible for painting much of the sets in City Market. Since then he’s become beloved for his unique take on the natural landscape of the Georgia and South Carolina coast. We spoke to Armstrong last week.

So you’re taking the show on the road to a new gallery. William Armstrong: Well, I have an art studio with a showroom. I’m not actually running a gallery. That’s the last thing I want

to do in the world. Plenty of people want to run galleries, but being downtown if I lock my door I’ll still have people knocking on the door asking directions all the time.

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Other than the location, what’s different about this year’s show?

Your work isn’t abstract, but it’s not hyperrealism either. Each painting is identifiable, like a kid riding a bike on the beach, but it all has an added luminous, backlit quality. William Armstrong: That’s exactly right, but a lot of people don’t realize that. One of the things I paint is light, and in painting light you’re not just copying a photograph. What I do is sketch it out in charcoal and then rework the composition. I draw it in black first, and the paint is all done with brush strokes. If I put a tree in front of the sky, for instance, I’ll paint the tree in black first and then paint sky all around the branches. That way I’m in control of all the abstract shapes within the painting. Once I explain that to people, they say, ‘Wow, that’s interesting — I’ll have to try that.’ I think of my paintings as semi-abstract — they’re not photorealistic, they’re not impressionist. They’re painterly, I guess you’d say. That mostly comes from my experience with watercolors. For example, in doing Japanese brushpaintings you use the brush to its fullest capacity, instead of just globbing paint on it and spreading it out on every brushstroke. That seems evident in your texture. William Armstrong: There’s very rarely a lot of texture in my paintings. They’re actually very smooth. I keep my paint long, as the expression goes. That means there’s a lot of medium or oil. I add a lot of linseed oil so that the paint flows a lot easier. Also I work on a fast surface. So I can blend very nicely and you really don’t see brushstrokes. I don’t want to rehash all the other interviews you’ve done about your Hollywood experience, but it does occur to me that that experience must have given you a great amount of technical knowledge.

William Armstrong at work

William Armstrong: Working film is not creative, it’s more of a craft. The film business is like another world. You’re always working in a different medium and you approach things differently. Everything’s makebelieve. If I do a fake brick building and paint all the bricks, I don’t think of anything more than what it’s supposed to be in movie. The kind of painting I do for movies and the kind I do in my studio rely on the same experiences and a lot of the same knowledge, but one’s a craft and one’s an art form. It’s like the difference between writing a symphony or a jingle. Do you spend most of the year preparing for the show? Are you selling work year-round? William Armstrong: I do sell throughout year. I’ve got lots of commissions this year, a tremendous amount. That’s one reason I put the showroom together, so that we’ll have a place to entertain dealers and people who are buyers. The importance is more the studio aspect than it is the gallery. I like people to see where I work. It strikes me that you’re from New Jersey, which has its own marshy shoreline. Why are you seemingly more inspired by our landscape rather than your own native one? William Armstrong: Yeah, the whole Jersey shore is very similar to here, except of course where you have towns already built up on it. So it’s not something totally new to me, a flat landscape with lots of water and grass. Here though, you have a lot more water. It’s almost all islands. I travel in a boat along inlets and rivers and I always see something new everytime I go around the corner. I’ve seen deer swimming, otters playing. There’s a special light in the sky down here that leads to all these great cloud formations. Maybe the light here is different because of the temperature differential of the land mass and the ocean. Overall it’s a much calmer vision here. In the people too. w William Armstrong’s show is at 145 Habersham St. Oct. 13-14 from 1-6 p.m. with a reception Oct. 12 5-9 p.m. Armstrong is also on display regionally at the Reynolds Square Gallery and the Charles II Gallery in Charleston.

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William Armstrong: Now that I have my own studio I can show a lot more work. What I’m doing is putting up a lot of work from 60 years ago to the present. In the front room, which is done more like a showroom, will be my recent work. In the other part, my workshop, the walls will be covered by works from about the last 50 or 60 years, from when I was a little kid. I’ll be showing a lot of different styles — abstract expression, drawings, etchings, sculpture, prints. What I want to do is expose people to some of the older pieces of work so they can see how it ties in with what I do today. I think that’s what will make this show very different — people can see the progression. You could say it’s a retrospective, I guess.

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Bryan Stovall — Nature photography benefits Ossabaw Island Foundation, through Oct. 6 at Iocovozzi Fine Art, 1 W. Jones St.

William Armstrong -- Local painter and well-regarded movie scenic artist opens a new gallery at 145 Habersham St., in the shop

The Space Between -- Photography by J. T. Blatty Sat., Oct. 13, 7-9:30 p.m. at Venus de Milo, 38 MLK Jr. Blvd. the man as -- New fine art illustration by W. Gerome Temple, Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at 201 East Charlton St., parlor floor, Suites on Lafayette office. John Anderson -- Abstract photography at Los Robles Gallery reveals a new direction for this respected nature photographer. Opens Oct. 14, 4-8 p.m. Private showing through Oct. 31 by appointment at Los Robles Gallery, 101 East 34th St. Call 2345852 or 713-5547. ‘Inside Outside’ -- SCAD presents an exhibition showcasing work by professors Steve and Deborah Mosch, Oct. 11-Nov. 20, at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. ‘Tall Tales and Stories’ -- Show by painter Lilly Harms Oct. 4-10 at DesotO-Row Gallery in the Starland District. Reception Oct. 5, 7-10 p.m. Free and is open to the public. Impression-Expression -- A show about cooperating tendencies in art, at Daedalus

at Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard St. New Artists@The Whitney — Whitney Gallery’s annual New Artists Show through Oct. 13 introduces five new additions to the gallery. This group show represents artists from Tennessee, Alabama and California: Terry Strickland, Mark Bradley-Shoup, Sara Friedlander, Rhia and Kate Stamps. Whitney Gallery is at 415 Whitaker St. AASU Faculty Exhibition — Through Oct. 4 at the AASU Fine Arts Gallery. Ceramic sculpture, paintings, drawings, hand-colored photography, and more will fill the gallery. Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 pm. Free and open to the public.

Work by Lilly Harms is at Desot-O-Row; reception is Friday

Gallery, 414 Whitaker St. through Oct. 27. Preston Orr — Recent works of mixed media at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Through Oct. 11, reception Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m. ‘Homebound’ -- SCAD presents a photography exhibition by SCAD professor Weihua Zhang, Oct. 9-23, Hall Street Gallery, 212 W. Hall St. A reception is scheduled for Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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David Kurt — This SCAD painting MFA thesis show conducts “time-based experiments with the artistic aura emanating from Hall Street Gallery.” Through Oct. 4 at Hall Street Gallery, 212 W. Hall St. Sandy Branam — Work by this popular local artist at the Hospice Savannah gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr., through October. ‘Fantastic Adventures in Text and Images’ — Highlights how artists have illustrated travels from the beginnings of the novel in the 18th century through the 20th. Artists include Cruikshank, Rowlandson, Hogarth, Rackham, and the Rhead brothers.


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Through Oct. 26 at SCAD Museum of Art, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Sharon McIntosh and Mary Ingalls — The artists of the month at Gallery 209 are painter

‘New Expressions’ — Art by Eduardo Lapetina at Beaufort’s The Gallery, Sept. 29Oct. 25. Opening reception Sept. 29 5-8 p.m. 802 Bay St., Beaufort, S.C. ‘Splendor of Wood: Exploring Panels Paintings’ — Focuses on materials and techniques of traditional panel painting, emphasizing panel portraits drawn from SCAD’s Newton Collection. Through Oct. 26 at the SCAD Museum of Art, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd.

‘Take the Burden’ — Solo painting exhibition by SCAD foundation studies professor Gregory Eltringham, through Oct. 7 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. ‘Transportation of Place’ -- SCAD presents a lecture by renowned collaborative photographers Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Free and open to the public.

Jepson Center for the Arts – “Philip Morsberger: The Sixties,” through Jan. 20. 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800.

Four artists combine for the monthly show at the JEA (above is a photo by Carrie Kellogg and at right a painting by Victoria Hennie); other artists are Carolyne Graham and Grace Rohland, and the reception is Sunday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. ‘Glorious Borders: Three Centuries of French Frames’ — Opens August 20 at the SCAD Museum of Art, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., two doors north of the Savannah Visitors Center. Free. Group Show — The Grand Bohemian Gallery at the Mansion on Forsyth Park is currently featuring artists John Duckworth, Irene Mayo and Jean Claude Roy.

Sharon McIntosh and glass artist Mary Ingalls Daniell. 209 E. River Street. Art@JEA — Carolyne Graham, Carrie Kellogg, Grace Rohland and Victoria Hennie are the artists of the month for October at the JEA, 5111 Abercorn St.

Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences — “19th Century Glass from Savannah Collections,” through Dec. 2. 121 Barnard St. Call 7908800. w

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‘Displaced Identity: The Globalization of Native Americans’ — Exhibit by collaborative photographers Andrea Robbins and Max Becher and SCAD photography professor Zig Jackson, through Oct. 15 at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.

Gallery 440 — Representing over 20 local and national artists, and currently featuring paintings by owner Fran Thomas and photographs by local artist Tim Coy. Also on display are a variety of works including paintings in various media, drawings, jewelry, pottery and sculpture. Located at 440 Bull St., open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat.

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Party like it’s 1824 Davenport House premieres new reenactment


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olks at the Isaiah Davenport House Indeed, there is so much material from Museum are very excited about their 1824, that the production will be presented new living history program. Our Once in three parts over the next three years. In Cheerful Island: The World of Savannah in the 2007 program, the presidential cam1824 will portray the city in all aspects of life paigning has just gotten under way, and from that year. locals are debating about their favorite canThe Davenport’s troupe of interpreters is didates, while next year, while the 2008 presgiving its award-winning program, Dreadful idential race is going on, the program will Pestilence: Encountering Yellow Fever, a rest. present the presidential race of 1824. “We wanted to go in a different direction,” “We can’t talk politics all evening,” says Jamie Credle, director of the Davenport Marcell says. “To try to encompass that year House. in the life of Savannah in 45 minutes is quite This year, visitors will experience a 45foolish, so it is a three-year program. This minute production staged through several year is devoted to getting people’s feet wet.” rooms of the Davenport House. They will Visitors won’t just view the production, be led through the candlelit historic house they’ll actually be in it, sitting close to the as voyeurs, peeking into the daily lives of speakers. “I like to thin of this program as Savannahians of 1824. voyeuristic,” Marcell says. “People will eavesThere will be humor, horror, mystery and drop.” even gossip as the interpreters dish on doFor example, when visitors walk into ings at the White House and tell tales about the drawing room, four ladies will already their neighbors. The script was written by be there discussing the happenings in playwright Raleigh Marcell. “I always Washington and the social etiquette rewanted to cover presidential poliquired to visit the president’s family. tics as they were in the 1820s,” “In those days, people were welcome Marcell says. to visit the president when he was Marcell chose 1824 because it home and when Mrs. Monroe was was one hell of a year. In addition home,” Marcell says. to a presidential election, there was The ladies won’t acknowledge the a horrific hurricane that struck the intruders, they’ll simply continue their Georgia coast. discussion. “People get to listen Savannahians reported in,” Marcell says. “indecent practices” on “In the first six minBay Street and viewed utes, they’ll hear about a an Egyptian mummy runaway horse, some inbrought from Thebes. decent practices on Bay Credle pored over Street, a woman’s opinnewspaper accounts ion of politics,” he says. from the time to as“It’s a whirlwind tour of semble vast quantithe year, and an opporties of information, tunity to see this house which she passed by candlelight. In adon to Marcell. dition, they’ll see rooms “I’m not a histhat aren’t normally on the torian, but I have tours.” a good feel for hisDiscussion will revolve tory,” Marcell says. “I around topics as diverse turn what she gives me as the anti-dyspepsia bisinto something that will cuits recently arrived on educate and entera schooner and a cirDirector Jamie Credle also plays a role tain.” cus that includes “Mr.


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Jeff Freeman, left, and Raleigh Marcell duel

derfully sad but very short story about a young woman and her betrothed who died in the hurricane.” The title of the program comes from a quote describing the aftereffects of the hurricane, which hit Georgia in September. The devastation was extensive, and there were many deaths and injuries. Ironically, some of the discussions sound very current. “You have to remind people that every word spoken here is from that period,” Marcell says. “Some things are obviously different, but some are very contemporary.” Unlike Dreadful Pestilence, which contained disturbing images, the new production is suitable for all ages. “If you don’t like what’s happening, wait a minute and 45 seconds and it will change,” Marcell says. As always, it’s wise to remember that this is not a Halloween production. “The Davenport House has a track record of presenting quality living history programs in October,” Credle says. “However, in the past, we focused on the horrible yellow fever epidemic of 1820. “Our new program is more light-hearted - though we do delve into the creepy as well as the serious,” she says. “It is more theatrical, more amusing, offers more performers and the viewing of more candlelit spaces in the museum house as we examine life in a different time.” w Our Once Cheerful Island: The World of 1824 will be presented Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 and 8:45 p.m. at the Isaiah Davenport House Museum, located at 324 E. State St. Tickets are $10 in advance for adults and $5 in advance for children ages 8-17. Tickets purchased at the time of the performance are $15. To purchase tickets, contact Jamie Credle at or 236-8097.

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Champlin on the slack wire.” Even the most mundane events of the day are entertaining 183 years later. Each audience will be limited to 15 people, so reservations are strongly encouraged. “It will start in the shop and they’ll walk up the front steps as if they are guests,” Credle says. The presentation will continue to the drawing room, office, master bedroom and the attic. “The attic is so evocative in itself,” Credle says. At the end, guests will find themselves in the garden as the men continue their discussion of the upcoming duel. “We’re deciding where it’s going to happen,” says Marcell, who plays one of the men. “It ends up in the garden where we decide exactly where the men are going to stand.” “If the primary doesn’t show up, his second had to take his place,” Credle says. Jeff Freeman, a museum associate and collections manager at the Davenport House, portrays a man chosen by his friend to be his second at the duel. “This is a labor of love for me,” he says. “I’ve done research on duels to prepare for this role,” Freeman says. “I’m a gentleman of Savannah acting on behalf of a friend who has had a serious disagreement with another gentleman of Savannah.” Only one of the characters in the drama is ever named. Jamal Toure portrays the Rev. Andrew Marshall, pastor of the first AfricanAmerican Baptist church in Savannah. The words that are spoken throughout the program will sound exactly as they would have at that time period. “If the Davenports happened to drop in that night, they would hear about events that happened, word for word as it was in their time,” Marcell says. Some of the conversations may seem somewhat bizarre, as when the talk turns to “an actual and living mermaid” that is on display at that time. Also, that mummy mentioned earlier has quite an effect on a young woman who views it. Not surprisingly, the hurricane of 1824 was a major topic of discussion. “Darien got a direct hit,” Marcell says. “There is a won-

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here’s a Black Sabbath poster behind the entrance door. The lyrics above are to their song “Sweet Leaf ” from the album Master of Reality, the song from which the restaurant gets its name. As I approach along Abercorn Street it’s a tantalizingly sweet smell of a different kind that hits me. The speed of light is 186,282 miles per second. The speed of sound in air has many variables but is approximately 1128 feet per second. Normal eyesight is the ability to see clearly at 20 feet what a “normal” person can see at 20 feet. Is there such a thing as a normal sense of smell? The ability to smell BBQ at the distance at which a “normal” person can smell BBQ? I’m 140 meters away when it first hits. Wow, it smells good. Since I know the 100 meter mark, I got Caleigh to time me as I sprinted down the middle of Abercorn. My time: 14.98 seconds. Tyson Gay’s winning time at the recent world championships in Osaka: 9.85 seconds. Maybe if I had starting blocks and spikes… There’s a sign on the wall behind the register that says, “A day without swine is like a day without sunshine.” so for lunch I have the Sweat Leaf Deluxe, a pulled pork sandwich topped with granny smith, coleslaw, red onions and tomato. It’s piled so high that I ask Mandy my waitress whether people normally ate it as a sandwich or with knife and fork. She says

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they eat it as a sandwich, but I don’t know how. I’ve got a big mouth but there was no way I could get my jaws to open that wide. I had to cut it down to size first. For my side item I have corn pudding. I’ve made two good choices. Out back on the deck area, Sweet Leaf ’s smoker is constantly in use. Bill Arthur, owner of Sweet Leaf Smokery and Eatery, even has red, green and yellow peppers smoking for a salad dressing. Pecan is his wood of choice. Bill explains to me that barbecuing is not cooking with BBQ sauce. It’s a cooking process where food is smoked with indirect heat. Bill does not even sauce his meat as he cooks it; instead he uses his unique dry rub seasoning mix. I ask Bill why he chose to open a restaurant and he says, “It’s all I’ve ever done.” Maybe so, but instead of settling for being an employee Bill took what he knew, augmented it with lots of reading and a Johnson and Wales culinary education in Charleston, and opened his own business. Then he brought along his friends. And not just as employees. Even the restaurant’s frequently changing art is from friends such as Laura Dinello, whose daughter Caleigh, also an artist, works at the restaurant, and the artists at Anonymous Tattoo, the same artists who’ve done some of his body art. Sweet Leaf is a terrific example of a guy having fun and working both hard and smart. But there is also American reality. We chanced on the topic of crime, wondering about the nature of Savannah criminals. As a former chef my perspective comes from

years of interviewing many, many felons for kitchen jobs both here and in our nation’s capitol. In D.C. it seemed like criminal life was a choice people made. Here, to me, it seems like being a criminal simply is what Savannah’s criminals are. Bill mentions that while he has seen far worse, Savannah is “crazy as hell for being a small town.” When working late at night, Bill — a right to bear arms advocate — makes sure he is protected. In D.C. it is illegal for private citizens to own handguns. On Oct. 21 at 10 p.m. at Sweet Leaf, Bill, who says he’s always wanted to be a rock star, is bringing live music to Sunday nights in Savannah. The initial show will be an acoustic performance featuring Whisky Dick and Bottles and Cans. The plan is to put on live shows every other week. As I end our interview I ask him what he is most excited about for the restaurant. And he says it was the live music. But Bill had been excited about everything about his restaurant: working with friends, the art, the food, maybe even a BBQ competition in the future. As I exit I noticed a large American flag on the kitchen wall. After spending the afternoon with Bill and his staff, I was excited to see that flag and to remember what it symbolizes: Freedom. And I’m glad to have met Bill, a man fully enjoying that freedom as he lives the American dream of owning his own business. w Sweet Leaf Smokery and Eatery is at 606 Abercorn St.


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After his film career began floundering, action star Vin Diesel turned to the family audience with The Pacifier and ended up with a $113 million hit. Along the same lines, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson now throws himself on the mercy of the small fry and their easy-to-please parental units with The Game Plan, an innocuous mediocrity whose biggest sin is its punishing running time. Rocky stars as Joe Kingman, a narcissistic quarterback who’s blindsided when 8-year-old Peyton (Madison Pettis) shows up on his doorstep claiming to be his daughter. Livin’ la vida loca with a lavishly designed bachelor pad, a European model for a girlfriend, and a flashy sports car to complement his lifestyle of the rich and famous, Joe (whose clunky gridiron nickname is “Never Say No Joe”) learns that in order to become an effective parent (which he does so begrudgingly), he has to accept a pink tutu being placed on his bulldog, his football trophies getting BeDazzled, and his mode of transport getting downsized to a station wagon. Considering that The Game Plan holds next to no surprises for anyone who’s ever seen a movie before, a 90-minute length would have been plenty; instead, this gets mercilessly stretched out to 110 minutes. The extra footage allows the mind to wander and mull over related topics; for instance, since Kingman plays quarterback for the fictitious Boston Rebels and has to contend with a child from a former lover, is this a dig at New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, whose double-dipping among women has led to out-of-wedlock woes? And was there ever a chance that Kingman’s bulldog might have fallen into the hands of Michael Vick? And will a soggy comedy ever resist the slightly racist urge to include a muscular, fearsome black man (White America, lock your doors!) who turns out to be a crybaby by the end? (In addition to Kingman’s teammate here, see also Ving Rhames in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Michael Clarke Duncan in See Spot Run, etc.). Pettis mostly relies on calculated precociousness, but Johnson actually displays modest but sufficient amounts of charisma and comic timing. His acceptable work here turns out to be the most Rock-solid element of the film.

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Upchuck would have been a more accurate title for this abysmal effort — not only does its mere existence instantly elevate the already high standing of such accomplished “raunchy comedies” as The 40-Year-Old Virgin and There’s Something About Mary, it also makes them seem as refined as an Ernst Lubitsch farce from the 1930s by comparison. Dane Cook, whose popularity continues to elude me, plays Chuck, who, as a 10-year-old, was placed by a Goth girl under a hex which states that whenever he sleeps with a woman, she will then marry the next man who woos her. This allows Chuck to have sex with all sorts of buxom babes without worrying about commitment issues. But he grows tired of such a shallow lifestyle, especially after meeting Cam (the eternally vapid Jessica Alba), a klutzy penguin specialist he’s afraid he’ll eventually lose to the curse. Cook and Alba generate about as much chemistry as a mongoose paired with a rattlesnake, while Dan Fogler, as Chuck’s foul-mouthed best friend, will likely endure as the movie year’s most obnoxious sidekick. After the film’s advance screening, sponsors handed out eMusic cards good for 35

The Kingdom 1/2

Just as 1978 saw the release of two Vietnam War flicks that complemented each other in their portrayals of the skirmish — The Deer Hunter and Coming Home — along comes September 2007 and its entree selection of two Iraq War dramas. The Kingdom is basically a Rambo retread outfitted with a thin veneer of topical import. Director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) appears to be an American apologist at heart, which may explain why, after a fascinating title sequence illustrating the United States’ complicated ties to Saudi Arabia the movie quickly devolves into a standard us-against-them revenge flick. The film opens with a shocking sequence in which a base for American families in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is destroyed by terrorists, thereby prompting a group of elite FBI agents to undergo a secret mission to find the culprits once the Saudi and U.S. governments both balk at creating an

international incident. Collectively, the four agents — played by Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman — are devoid of much in the way of personality, but that’s OK: Their only purpose in this story is to kill Middle Easterners. Lots of them.

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1/2 Writer-director Paul Haggis will forever be lambasted in many circles because his arch drama Crash unfairly shanghaied the clearly superior Brokeback Mountain at the Oscars. But those quick to write off Haggis as a pandering huckster tend to forget that he also penned the exquisite screenplays to two Clint Eastwood triumphs, Million Dollar Baby and Letters From Iwo Jima. It’s that Paul Haggis who shows up with In the Valley of Elah, a powerful drama that employs a murder-mystery template to initially camouflage what ultimately proves to be the picture’s true intent: Examine the repercussions of war on the psyches of the youngsters we ask (or order) to defend us in battle. Tommy Lee Jones, in a superlative

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performance, stars as Hank Deerfield, a reas first among equals in terms of the comtired officer trying to find out why his son peting storylines, he befriends a coffee shop went AWOL upon returning from a tour of owner whose wife (Selma Blair) leaves him duty in Iraq. It’s obvious from the outset that for another woman and who then becomes Hank won’t find his son alive, and once it’s involved with a realtor (Radha Mitchell) ascertained that the boy was murdered, the who can’t seem to break off her affair with morose father teams up with equally glum a married man (Billy Burke). The Mitchelldetective Emily Sanders (Charlize Theron) Burke relationship is given plenty of screen to solve the case. On its own terms, the mystime on its own; ditto the puppy-love rotery is set up and followed through in a satmance between two young coffeehouse emisfying matter, and ployees (Alexa Davalos only those expecting and Toby Hemingway). an elaborate Agatha Happiness and tragedy Christie-style unmaskare doled out in equal ing of the killer will be measure — usually falldisappointed in this asing where we expect — CARMIKE 10 pect of the story, which but a fine cast and some 511 Stephenson Ave. • 353-8683 wraps up well before touching moments help Kingdom, Game Plan, Feast of the actual movie does. make the film if not Love, Good Luck Chuck, Sydney Clearly, Haggis’ main exactly a feast, then at White, Brave One, Mr. Woodcock, story is about the toll least an edible appetizer Nanny Diaries, Rush Hour 3 that the Iraq War — that will keep our hunand, by extension, all ger for a great movie battles, especially those romance at bay a while REGAL EISENHOWER (like Iraq) created for longer. 1100 Eisenhower Dr. • 352-3533 bogus reasons — takes Resident Evil: Extinction, Shoot ‘Em Up not only on the soldiers Eastern Promises, 3:10 to Yuma, sent to participate in Halloween, Superbad, Hairspray the bloodshed but also A confirmation REGAL SAVANNAH 10 on their families and has proven difficult 1132 Shawnee St. • 927-7700 friends. For all his surto nail down, but it’s face simplicity, Hank Feast of Love, Game Plan, long been rumored Deerfield is a compliKingdom, Sharkwater, Good that Clive Owen, who cated and conflicted Luck Chuck, Sydney White, The was seriously considindividual, a conservaBrave One, Dragon Wars, Mr. ered for the role of tive patriot who would Woodcock, Rush Hour 3 James Bond, turned it never question the down early in the semilitary but who can ries revamping process, VICTORY SQUARE 9 sense that its ideals, presumably because 1901 E. Victory • 355-5000 along with those of the the Oscar-nominated country he loves, have 3:10 to Yuma, Seeker Dark is Closer actor wanted changed since his time Rising, Game Plan, Feel the the freedom to explore of service. Even more Noise, Kingdom, Resident Evil, more serious fare. But daringly (and likely to Heartbreak Kid, Eastern Promises, if Shoot ‘Em Up — the spark debates among Brave One antithesis of “serious war vets), Haggis’ film fare” — is any indiattempts to depict the cation, Owen turned WYNNSONG 11 manner in which the down the role because 1150 Shawnee St. • 920-1227 specter of war can fol— let’s face it — Bond low a soldier back to Resident Evil, 3:10 to Yuma, is kind of a wuss when civilization and inform Eastern Promises, Valley of compared to the heevery subsequent deciElah, Shoot ‘em Up, Superbad, man Owen plays in sion and action. Halloween, Mr. Bean’s Holiday, this nonstop demoliStardust, Harry Potter tion derby of a movie. Feast of Love Certainly, 007 bed1/2 ded his share of women A sprawling, messy yet occasionally affectin the Ian Fleming franchise, and plugged ing adaptation of Charles Baxter’s novel, holes through an endless succession of vilFeast of Love finds Oscar-winning direclainous henchmen. But both at the same tor Robert Benton (whose last film was the time? A piece of cake for Owen’s singularly grossly underrated The Human Stain) ornamed Smith, who never experiences cochestrating a series of intertwined storyitus interruptus with sex partner Donna lines that all push force the notion that the Quintano (Monica Bellucci) even as he rolls true meaning of life can be found in the around the bed and floor (and slams up arms of a loved one. Morgan Freeman once against the wall) simultaneously banging again plays his stock role, a gentle soul who’s Ms. Quintano and bang-banging the badsmarter than everyone else around him; dies. Clearly, Shoot ‘Em Up is simplistic, nihere, that translates into the character of a hilistic, misogynistic, sadistic and just about happily married and semiretired professor any other “-istic” that comes to mind. Just as who notices that love — and, in some cases, clearly, this is the movie that writer-director lust, deception and betrayal — is all around Michael Davis obviously wanted to make: him. In what could probably be construed It’s a picture with a purpose, and that pur-

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pose is to shoot first and never get around to asking questions later. Sharing some plot DNA with Eastern Promises, the story involves the protection of a newborn (and instantly orphaned) baby by folks who want to keep the child out of the clutches of murderous mobsters.

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The Brave One 1/2

The Brave One is basically a retread of Death Wish, only with a sex change for its protagonist and, given the director (The Crying Game’s Neil Jordan) and star, a more distinguished pedigree. It also purports to

add dramatic heft to the moral implications of the situation at hand, with an ad line that blares, “How Many Wrongs To Make It Right?” But the movie itself clearly doesn’t believe in its own promotion, resulting in a finished product that works as exploitation (like Death Wish) but fails at anything more socially relevant. Jodie Foster stars as Erica Bain, the host of a particularly dreadful-sounding NYC radio show called Street

Walk. She and her fiancé David (Naveen Andrews) are blissfully happy, but everything changes after a brutal attack by street punks leaves David dead and Erica in a coma. Once Erica awakens, she’s become a different person, afraid of the city she calls home and terrified by even the thought of leaving her apartment. Mustering up her courage, she goes out and illegally buys a gun for protection. But quickly learning

that happiness is a warm gun, she sets about using the weapon on anyone who threatens her, from punks on the subway to a killer in a convenience store. Detective Sean Mercer (Terrence Howard) obviously has no love for the victims, but he feels that it’s nevertheless his duty to stop this vigilante. Via a massive coincidence, he also becomes friends with Erica, little suspecting (at least continued on page38

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One of the central gags in Knocked Up involves the efforts of Seth Rogen and his pals to create a website that catalogues all the nude appearances made in motion pictures by actresses of all ranks. Of course, sites of this nature really do appear all over the Internet, though it’s unknown (at least by me) if a similar site exists that tackles male movie-star nudity with such dedication. If so, then Viggo Mortensen’s turn in David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises will be right at the top of the site’s “Most Searches” list. In one of the climactic scenes, Mortensen’s Nikolai Luzhin, a taciturn chauffeur who works for the Vory V Zakone outfit (the Russian mafia) in London, is relaxing in a steamroom when he’s attacked by two knife-wielding (and clothed) assassins. Without time to even pick up his discarded towel, he ends up fighting both assailants in the buff, and thanks to cinematographer Peter Suschitzky’s camera angles, we can examine Mortensen from vantage points that even his personal doctor probably hasn’t seen (it’s astonishing that the prudes on the MPAA board gave the film an R instead of an NC-17). Some might think that Cronenberg is merely giving the ladies in the audience equal time, but on a thematic level, the skirmish makes sense: Nikolai has been living a life full of betrayal and deceit, and it’s time to strip down to his essence in order to make an attempt to reclaim his true identity. In a sense, Eastern Promises is a bookend to the last film made by Cronenberg and Mortensen: 2005’s excellent A History of Violence, about an ordinary cafe owner who may or may not have been a vicious mobster in his earlier years. Both films run along parallel tracks, full of whispery menace, marked by probing studies of masculinity at its extreme boundaries, punctuated with bursts of sexual and violent excess, and coping with abrupt endings. As the mob driver and occasional enforcer, Mortensen delivers a measured and restrained performance, whether dealing with the drunken son (Vincent Cassel) of the powerful crime lord (Armin Mueller-Stahl, absolutely chilling as the soft-spoken yet vicious kingpin) or trying to protect a hospital midwife (Naomi Watts) whose recovery of a dead prostitute’s diary places her right in the middle of a particularly sordid scenario.


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at first) that she and the vigilante are the same person. Obviously believing they’re creating something meaningful, Jordan and scripters Roderick Taylor, Bruce A. Taylor and Cynthia Mort add superfluous moments that lessen rather than heighten the story’s impact. Still, the very setup of the movie makes it impossible not to line up firmly behind Erica, and on that primal level, The Brave One delivers the goods, as a string of evil men get what’s coming to them. Foster is rarely less than excellent, but for years now, she’s settled into making movies in which she portrays a largely desexed woman who’s all business and no pleasure (Panic Room, Flightplan, Inside Man, etc.). Mind you, I’m not suggesting an insipid romantic comedy opposite someone like Bruce Willis, but I’m sure there’s a happy medium to be found somewhere.

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3:10 to Yuma proves to be a rarity among remakes. It doesn’t slavishly copy the original, nor does it update it for modern times. Based on a short story by Elmore Leonard, the 1957 3:10 to Yuma retains its status as a solid Western, typical of the psychologically rooted oaters that emerged in force during that decade. Adding roughly a half-hour to the original’s 92-minute running time, the new take, directed by Walk the Line’s James Mangold, includes more characters and more action sequences, but it takes care not to water down the battle of wills between its two leading characters. In Glenn Ford’s old role, Russell Crowe plays Ben Wade, a notorious outlaw who’s finally captured by the authorities and scheduled to be transferred via train to the prison in Yuma, Arizona. Dan Evans (Christian Bale in the Van Heflin part) is a rancher by nature — he’s so mildmannered that his own wife (Gretchen Mol) and son (Logan Lerman) are often disappointed in him — but because he’s about to lose his home and cattle, he agrees to help transport Wade for $200. Yet while Wade may appear to be the captive, he’s in many ways the one in charge, charming Dan’s family, killing the armed escorts who rub him the wrong way, and keeping Dan on edge with his taunts and bribes.

Mr. Bean's Holiday

By borrowing from Jacques Tati, Jerry Lewis and silent-cinema icons like Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, Rowan Atkinson managed to concoct his own singularly unique comic creation in the bumbling Mr. Bean. It’s just a shame that the actor has yet to find a feature film to do his character justice. Mr. Bean’s Holiday has some amusing moments scattered throughout but they’re not enough to sustain an entire picture.

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Exactly 50 years ago, Max Von Sydow was exploring philosophical issues of life and death in Bergman’s masterpiece The Seventh Seal; now, he’s shunted to the background to make room for the increasingly unfunny antics of Chris Tucker. If there’s a

more depressing commentary to be made on the current state of cinema, I can’t imagine what it might be.

Hairspray 1/2

One of this summer’s few out-and-out delights, smoothing out but never compromising the issues that made John Waters’ original film such a quirky delight. An ode to being different, Hairspray stars delightful newcomer Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad, an overweight teenager who won’t let her pleasantly plump figure get in the way of following her dream in 1960s Baltimore. And her dream is to become famous, preferably by showing off her dance moves on The Corny Collins Show, a local American Bandstand-style program that’s a hit with the kids. Her obese mom Edna (John Travolta in drag) is afraid her daughter will get hurt, but her dad Wilbur (a warm Christopher Walken) encourages her to go for it. Impressing Corny Collins himself (X-Men’s James Marsden), not to mention the show’s reigning pinup star Link Larkin (Zac Efron), Tracy does indeed land a coveted spot on the show, much to the disgust of Link’s girlfriend Amber Von Tussle (Brittany Snow) and her wicked mom Velma (Michelle Pfeiffer). Compounding the tension is that Tracy has become friends with the blacks who are allowed to perform on the program once a month (on “Negro Day”), an open-minded attitude that infuriates the racist Velma to no end. The film’s hot-topic issues are all presented in the realm of feel-good fantasy, meaning that reality has no place in this particular picture. But that’s not to say the movie is insincere in its intentions, and when Tracy and “Negro Day” host Motormouth Maybelle (Queen Latifah) lead a march promoting “Integration, Not Segregation,” it’s hard not to get swept up in the emotionalism of the piece.

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Those who like their Potter black will find much to appreciate in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth and moodiest of the J.K. Rowling adaptations to date. Chris Columbus’ first two entries — both underrated — focused mainly on fun and games, with the subsequent installments helmed by Alfonso Cuaron and Mike Newell taking on decidedly darker dimensions. The level of malevolence is raised even further here, thanks to the taut direction by unknown David Yates and a forceful performance by series lead Daniel Radcliffe. With only one to two years separating each Potter flick, it’s been easy to spot the relative growth of Radcliffe (as well as costars Rupert Grint and Emma Watson) as he sprouted from wide-eyed tyke to troubled teenager. Yet between the last film (Goblet of Fire) and this new one, it’s startling to note how the actor and the character seem to have aged multiple years, a testament to the maturity Radcliffe brings to the role. w

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700 Kitchen Cooking School will offer hands-on educational/entertaining cooking classes at the Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St. The cost of each class is $90 per person. Call 238-5158 or visit AARP Senior Drivers Safety Program Instructors are desperately needed to continue this program in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties. For information, call Chuck at 598-1011. Classes will be held: Oct. 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smart Senior Candler, call 342-4405; Oct. 9 and 11 from 1-5 p.m. at the Frank Murray Community Center, call 898-3320; Oct. 11 and 12 from 1-5 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, Call Chuck at 598-1011; Nov. 8 and 9 from 1-5 p.m., call Chuck at 598-1011. Adult Art Classes Adult clay, painting and drawing classes as well as youth/teen art and clay classes are being offered at Caros Art & Clay Studio by Carolyne Graham, certified art teacher. Classes being in October and continue through Dec. 5. Call 925-7393, 925-5465 or for fees and times. The Art School Classes are offered throughout the school year for 6-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, teens and adults. The Art of Photography for ages 9-12 is a new offering this year. Tuition includes professional art supplies. Art Bodies, a weekly adult figure studio, will be held Wednesdays through Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $60 for the six-week course. Adult art classes are held Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. Beginners are welcome. The Art School is located at 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd., No. B-2. For information, call Lind Hollingsworth at 921-1151. Beading Classes Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. Upcoming classes are: Oct. 10, 5-8 p.m., Twisted Bugle Bracelet, $30; Oct. 13

and 14, wire bending with visiting instructor Ronda Stevens, Class 1 is Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Oct. 14 from noon to 3 p.m., both are $35, Class 2 is Saturday from 2-5 p.m., $35; Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m., Earring and Basic Wire Bending, $15; and Oct. 24, 5-8 p.m., Sure-to-fit Wooley Worm Bracelet, $30. Class fees do not include materials. 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. Christmas Barbershop Sampler Moon River Chorus will hold a seven-week seminar for ladies to learn to sing holiday music barbershop style. No need to read music, just have a good ear for pitch and enjoy singing. Begins Oct. 18 and runs consecutive Thursdays through Dec. 6 at Whitefield United Methodist Church’s social hall, at 55th Street and Waters Avenue. Free and open to all ladies. Contact Sylvia Flynn at or 927-2651. 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 Creative Writing Class will begin Oct. 15 for five weeks. Learn to release writer’s block and write spellbinding stories from life experiences. Class was taught at the University of Chicago and the instructor is an English teacher and published writer. Call 247-4903. Dream Circle This formulated technique for sorting out dreams is easy, meaningful and fun and can be taught in five minutes. It will be held monthly at Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St., entrance on Macon Street. To register, e-mail of call 234-0980. Fall Visual Arts Classes The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now registering students for its fall visual arts classes. Day and evening classes are offered in ceramics, painting, portfolio preparation, jewelry making and stained glass for children, teens and adults. All classes are held at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.Call 651-4248 or visit www. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register. Free Tax School Earn extra income after taking this course. Flexible schedules, convenient locations. The class is free but there is a small fee for books. Call 352-2862 or visit 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. Hiring Practices that can Save Your Business is a seminar that will be held Thrusday, Oct. 11 from 9-11 a.m. at the Coastal Georgia

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Center by The Sullivan Group. To RSVP, call 352-3800. 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. GED/adult literacy education is being offered Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m. 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 Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation A meditation period will be followed by instruction in the application of the foundations of Mindfulness practice to daily life. Beginner’s and experienced practitioners welcome. Ongoing weekly sessions held Monday from 6-7:30 p.m. at 313 E. Harris St. Call Cindy Beach, Buddhist nun, at 4297265 or Meditation Melange is an overview to meditation with programs on meditation and philosophies. It will be held Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St., entrance on Macon St. To pre-register, call 234-0980 or Oatland Island Wildlife Center has a new name, but still offcers environmental education programs and weekend events. It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Painting and Spirituality Workshop is held every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Free and open to the public. All levels of experience are welcome. Bring whatever supplies you would like to use. Call 352-4400. Pearls of Wisdom A free financial seminar for women will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to benefit the American Cancer Society. Topics will include investments, how tro prepare for financial events and protection strategies to guard income and lifestyle. Sponsored by Financial Design Assoicates and the Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial health, 4700 Waters Ave. Space is limited. Call Anne at 629-2272 to reserve a seat. Puppet Shows are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center for schools, day cares, libraries, churches, community events and fairs. Call 447-6605. Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes Be bilingual. The center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Call 272-4579 or 308-3561. e-mail savannahlatina@yahoo.


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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 will meet Friday, Oct. 7 at Tony Roma’s, 7 E. Bay St. Seating begins at 7 p.m., the meeting is at 7:30 p.m. amd the program on Blackbeard’s Dive in Key Largo is at 8 p.m. Call Ryan Johnson at 604-5977.

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experience agonizing sensations that seem to originate in the part of their bodies that has been severed. Called phantom pain, it’s a very real feeling, although it does not actually come from the missing arm or leg. Those of us who have possession of all our limbs sometimes experience the psychic version of phantom pain. We suffer terribly despite the fact that the source of our suffering is long gone from our lives. The good news, Cancerian, is that now is an opportune time for you to heal your phantom psychic pain. You will receive unexpected help from the universe if you formulate a strong intention to relieve the mysterious ache.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change,” said psychologist Carl Rogers. I suggest you make that your guiding principle in the coming weeks, Taurus. You’re overdue for a purge of bad habits and a surge of fresh approaches, but that won’t happen unless you can conjure up a relaxed acceptance towards those bad habits -- as well as a big dose of self-forgiveness.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can drive a car even though you have only a vague idea of how the engine works. You can swim despite the fact that you’re unfamiliar with the laws of physics and the intricacies of biology that underlie your ability to pull off that feat. Please keep this in mind as you weave your way through the interesting challenges of the coming days. It won’t be crucial to reach a deep understanding of what’s going on. Far more important is that you trust your intuition to show you the right thing to do and say at the right time. Knowing the big picture won’t be essential to mastering the ever-changing details.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Amputees sometimes

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. Millionaire Women’s Club will meet Sept. 20 from 7:30-8:45 a.m. at the Mulberry Inn, 601 E. Bay St. Breakfast and networking will start at 7:15 a.m. Finanical planner Barbara Treadwell will present an interactive investment success exercise program. The cost is $25 for guests. Call 507-4991. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Join other moms for fun, inspiration, guest speakers, food and creative activities while children ages birth to 5 are cared for in a preschool-like setting. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:15-11:30 am at First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Call 8988316 or 898-5086 or visit 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!

adamant prayers? Would you be crazy enough and sane enough to beg the gods, muses, and guardian angels to dissolve anything that’s interfering with your ability to be your authentic self and live the life you were born to live? Until you do, you may have to tolerate being less than authentic and living only part of the life you were born to live. The good news is that it’s a perfect moment to start smashing the obstructions to your happiness.

manually applying paint with a brush, he poured the liquid colors out and then used his whole body to shape his creation, crawling and walking on it. Sometimes he’d employ trowels, sticks, pieces of glass, and other objects to further manipulate the paint. He’s your role model for the coming week, Capricorn. I hope he will inspire you to expand the way you carry out your specialties. Try new techniques. Involve more of yourself in the process. Be willing to get messier than you’ve been before.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Vegan Erotica is a company that sells S & M bondage gear suitable for vegans. Its whips, harnesses, collars, cuffs, and restraints are made of fake leather. So it’s now possible for you to conduct puckish experiments with sexual power dynamics and yet not be responsible for harming any animals in the process. This development serves as an apt metaphor for your current astrological omens, Aries, which recommend a paradoxical blend of tenderness and force, a judicious mix of compassionate concern and playful aggressiveness, and daring attempts to pull off mischievous healings.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In Buddhist legend, the udumbara is a rare flower that blossoms unexpectedly every few millennia. It portends the imminent arrival of a miraculous breakthrough, as it did when it appeared near a lake at the foot of the Himalayas before the birth of Buddha. Many people in Fremont, California believe they recently saw the udumbara blooming on an oleander tree, its threadlike stalks erupting with tiny white blooms. Was it real? Alas, no scientists were on hand to confer the blessing of authentication. But that doesn’t matter for my purpose, which is to let you know that you’ll soon have a close brush with the equivalent of an udumabara. Be alert. Don’t be so lost in your fantasies that you’re blind to the fantastic omen that’s right in front of you. You’ve got to actually *see* it in order to be ready for the wondrous event it foreshadows.

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 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 or visit Girl Scout Sampler A simulated troop meeting for girls who are thinking about joining Girl Scouts will be held Monday, Oct. 1 from 6:307:30 p.m. at Skidaway United Methodist Church. Participation is free, and all girls must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian. Contact Abigail Miles at or 236-1571. Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA meets the second Thursday of every month from 5-7:30 p.m. at Tubby’s Restaurant. The cost is the price of the meal. Call 660-8257 for reservations. Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion,

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “Water that is too pure has no fish,” wrote Zen teacher Ts’ai Ken T’an. Keep that advice close to your heart in the coming days, Virgo. Your clean, clear ideas will become sterile unless you mix in some quirky, unruly emotions. Your spiritual intentions may become awkwardly rigid unless you loosen them up with a bit of healthy blasphemy. So please don’t push for utter perfection. Be careful not to burn away every last flaw or banish every last messy doubt. In order to know the truth, you’ll have to consort with BS. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Would you be willing to get down on your knees in the dirt and howl out

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “A person is a poet if difficulties inherent in his art provide him with ideas,” said Scorpio poet Paul Valéry. “He is not a poet if they deprive him of ideas.” Riffing off this definition, I nominate you to be the zodiac’s honorary poet for the next three weeks. You’re in prime position to capitalize spectacularly on your problems, both by generating wildly useful ideas and by drumming up fascinating opportunities for yourself. To assist you in your labors, I offer two more aphorisms from Valéry: (1) “Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder.” (2) “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Russian scientists have discovered gold deposits in the dust of decayed tree stumps. The phenomenon occurs in forests growing in ground where there is gold ore. Over the course of centuries, the trees’ roots suck in minute quantities of the precious metal, eventually accumulating nuggets. According to my reading of the omens, you have the potential to carry out a comparable process in the coming years -- and right now is a perfect time to formulate a conscious intention to do so. For best results, of course, you should place yourself in regular proximity to the source of the metaphorical gold you’d love to patiently suck into your sphere. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Jackson Pollack (1912-1956) was a pioneer painter. Instead of using an easel, he laid his canvases on the floor. Rather than

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): According to the indigenous people who lived in the Americas before Europeans arrived, the world is populated with spiritual powers that take the shape of animals and plants and natural forces. In other words, there are many forms of intelligence, not just the kind that reside in human brains. And it’s possible to communicate with these other intelligences; we can tune in to their alternate modes of knowing and seeing, thereby expanding our narrow understanding of reality. To do that, however, we can’t rely on spoken and written language; we have to be receptive to their non-verbal language. We also have to be humble enough to recognize how smart they are, and how much they have to offer us. I mention this, Aquarius, because it’s a favorable time to learn from spiritual powers that reside in things like hawks, horses, oak trees, and rivers. Nature is primed to tell you intriguing, unimaginable, and useful secrets. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Here are a few of the improvements I expect you to be enjoying by the end of October: a new, more practical treaty with your evil twin or nemesis; good reasons to eliminate superfluous middlemen and middlewomen who claim you can’t live without them; a knack for avoiding other people’s hells; the ability to adopt an enlightened version of tunnel vision and call on the power of having a one-track mind; and an enhanced grasp of the mysterious workings of money and the marketplace, which could ultimately lead to some financial magic. w

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| Happenings Savannah Browns Backers This is an official fan club recognized by the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. Meet with Browns fans to watch the football games and support your favorite team Sundays at game time at McDonough’s on the corner of Drayton and McDonough streets. The group holds raffles and trips and is looking into having tailgate parties in the future. Call Kathy Dust at 373-5571 or send e-mail to or Dave Armstrong at Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States has a dinner meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. Savannah Fencing Club offers beginning classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $40. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to Savannah Jaycees for young professionals ages 21 to 39 is a Junior Chamber of Commerce that focuses on friendship, career development and community involvement. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is included and there is no charge for guests. Call 961-9913 or visit www.savannahjaycees. com. Savannah Kennel Club meets every fourth Monday of the month from September through May at 7:30 p.m. at Ryan’s restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. It is an education organization dedicated to informing the public about current events in the world of dogs and those who love them. Those wishing to eat before the meeting are encouraged to arrive earlier. For details, visit Savannah’s First Pug Playday This group meets every first Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Savannah Dog Park at 41st and Drayton streets. All humans and dogs who live in a pug household are welcome. A donation to the Savannah Dog Park would be appreciated. Contact Mike or Melinda at Savannah Newcomers Club is open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. Call 351-3171. Savannah Parrot Head Club A social club whose purpose is to make a difference in the community and the coastal environment will meet the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The locations will vary. Contact mickie_ragsdale@ Savannah Scooter Gang Connecting local riders to swap tips, stories, parts, mods and secrets. No obligation other than networking, and possibly arranging a monthly weekend ride to take over the streets downtown. Show off your scoot and ride with pride -- put ‘em in a line and continued on page 44

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watch the stares. Contact Travis at or Savannah Shag Club offers shag music every Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 36 on Victory Drive. Savannah Ski and Adventure Club For snow-covered mountain-loving people and their friends. All are welcome. Meets for a wide variety of activities throughout the year. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at rotating locations. Visit Savannah Toastmasters helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 352-1935. Telfair Academy Guild will meet Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Artist Philip Morsberger’s paintings will be viewed. Call 598-4999. Texas Hold ‘Em Tournaments Free poker tournaments are held every week in Savannah, Hinesville and Statesboro. Free to play. Win prizes and gifts. Visit for details. TriUnity Opportunity Meeting meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Best Western at I95 and 204. Learn how to start a business from home. Free. Ask for Chris and Sandy Benton. Tybee Performing Arts Society meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the old Tybee school All interested, please attend or send e-mail to ried793@ Urban Professionals meets first Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Vu at the Hyatt on Bay Street. If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right. Call 272-9830 or send e-mail to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356. The Young Professionals of Savannah An AfterHours networking social is held every third Thursday of the month. Visit, sign up for the e-newsletter

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Adult Ballet Classes in ballet, tap and hip-hop are offered at Islands Dance Academy, 115 Charlotte Dr, Whitemarsh Island near Publix shopping center. Beginner Adult Ballet is offered Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m., Intermediate Adult Ballet is offered Mondays from 6:457:45 p.m. and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Intermediate/Advanced Adult Ballet is offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon, HipHop is offered Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Beginner Adult Tap is held Tuesdays from 7-i p.m. There are a variety of youth classes for ages 3 to teen. Contact Sue Braddy at 897-2100. 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. Auditions at the STUDIO will be conducted for male dancers age 14 to adult for the December performance of Swingin’ at Club Sweets. Dancers must be available for Saturday rehearsals. For an appointment, call 695-9149. Basic Ballroom Class will be given by the Moon River Dancers Oct. 6 from 103 p.. at the West Broad YMCA, 1110 May St. The cost is $3. Beginners and singles are welcome. 9619960 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 is accepting registration for fall classes in tap, ballet, lyrical, acrobatics, jazz and hiphop for ages 3 and up. Adult tap classes are held Tuesday from 7:30-8:15 for beginners and Monday from 7:15-8 p.m. for intermediate. Call 897-4235 or email 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. 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 Adult Beginner Ballet Class is being offered. The STUDIO also is accepting new students 5 and up for the new season. Contact Veronica at 695-9149. The STUDIO is located at 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. just off the intersection of Skidaway and Victory. Call Veronica at 695-9149 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

355-3011 for an appointment. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. www.ssomt. com. Cardiorespiratory Endurence 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 classes are offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for 8 sessions. 819-6463. Dog Yoga The Yoga Room will hold a dog yoga class every first Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at Forsyth Park. The cost is a $10 donation, with all donations given to Save-A-Life. Bring a mat or blanket and a sense of humor. Yoga for dogs is a fun way to relax and bond with your four-legged pet. Great for all levels and all sizes. 898-0361 or www. Energy Share every first and third Friday of the month at a new integrated healing center located at 72nd and Sanders streets. Call Kylene at 713-3879. Fountain of Youth Tibetan rites taught free every Tuesday and Friday at 7:30 a.m. at Yoga Hause, 1203 E. 72nd St. Ladies Living Smart fitness club provides nutritional education and exercise to encourage lifestyle changes at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. at 5:30 p.m. Call 447-6605. Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes are held Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Savannah Yoga Center, 25 E. 40th St. Infants must be 6 weeks to 6 months, pre-crawling. The cost is $13 per class. Multi-class discounts are available. The instructor is Betsy Boyd Strong. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 441-6653 or visit www.


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Moms in Motion A pre and post-natal exercise program is offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing. The cost is $30 per month. Call 819-6463. National Gymnastics Day Whitemarsh Island YMCA will host a free gymnastics open house on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Appropriate for children 2 and up. Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp All fitness levels welcome. M, W, Th, F at 6 a.m. at Forsyth Park. Meet at the statue on Park Avenue. Also meets at 7:30 a.m. at Daffin Park at the circle near the playground. $150 for unlimited classes, $15 for a single class. To register, call Jennifer at 224-0406 or visit Pilates Classes are offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing, Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30, eight sessions are $50. Pre-register by calling 819-6463. Savannah Yoga Center Through December, classes are: Monday, 8:15–9:15am Flow Yoga All Levels w/ Will, 9:45–11:15am HOT Yoga Level 1&2 w/ Christine, 11:45-12:45pm Community Iyengar Yoga w/ Lynne $6, 5:30-6:30pm Prenatal Yoga w/ Amanda, 7:00-8:00pm Mellow Yoga Flow w/ Christine; Tuesday, 6:45-8:15am Ashtanga Short Form w/ Lisa, 9:00-10:15am Community Flow Yoga w/ Lynne $9, 11:00-12:15pm Yoga Basics w/ Christine, 5:30-7:00pm HOT Ashtanga w/ Lisa and 7:15-8:15pm HOT Yoga Flow All levels w/ Christine; Wednesday, 8:15-9:15am Hatha Yoga Level 1 w/ Will, 10:30-11:45am Mommy and Baby Yoga w/ Betsy, 4:305:15p.m. Kids Yoga w/Amanda, 5:30-6:30 pm Yoga Basics w/ Kate and 6:45-8:00pm Flow Yoga All Levels w/ Kelley; Thursday, 8:15 –9:30am Gentle Yoga Basics w/ Betsy, 9:45-11:00am Level 1&2 Yoga w/ Will, 5:306:30pm Dynamic Flow Yoga All Levels w/ Kelley and 6:45-7:45pm Gentle Yoga Flow w/ Heather; Friday, 6:45-8:15am Ashtanga Short Form w/ Lisa, and 4:00-5:00pm HOT Flow Yoga Level 1&2 w/ Kate; Saturday, 11:00-12:30pm All Levels Yoga Flow w/ Christine; Sunday, 5:00-6:00pm Flow Yoga Level 1&2 w/ various teachers and 6:157:30pm Soul Movements Class w/ Dana D. Walk-in rate $13, Full Time Student w/ID $11, Active Military/Dependents w/ID $9, Seniors 60+ $9, Community Yoga Classes $6. 8 class card $85 (expires after 3 months), 12 class card $120 (expires after 4 months) and u nlimited monthly passes $75. Located at 1321 Bull St., call 441-6653 or visit Senior Power Hour is a program for people over 55. Health and wellness professionals help reach fitness goals. The program may include, but isn’t limited to, strength training, cardio for the heart, flexibility, balance, basic healthy nutrition and posture concerns. Call 8987714. Strength and Stretch This session is great for cross training in your workout routine and can be used to help athletes improve coordination and efficiency. Call Spine & Sport at 898-7714. Sunrise Boot Camp at Tybee Island will be held Monday through Friday from 6-7 a.m. Park in the North Beach parking lot and go over the first crossover. Bring a mat. Conducted

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Better Breathers of Savannah meets to discuss and share information on C.O.P.D. and how people live with the disease. For info, call Dicky at 665-4488 or Community Cardiovascular Council, Inc. offers free blood pressure checks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1900 Abercorn St. Call 232-6624. Community HealthCare Center is a non-profit organization that provides free medical care for uninsured individuals who work or live in Chatham County and do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. All patients receive free examinations, medicine through the patient assistance program and free lab work. Women receive free pap tests and mammograms. Call 692-1451 to see if you qualify for services. Located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5, Medical Center. Dual Recovery Anonymous This 12-step program addresses all addictions and mental health recovery. Persons who are recovering from an addiction and


a mental health problem can send e-mail to for information. Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group A 12-step group for people with eating disorders and self-harm disorders. For information, call Brandon Lee at 927-1324. Every Step Counts Survivor Walk This monthly cancer survivors’ walk is free and open to all survivors and their loved ones. Call DeDe Cargill at 398-6654. Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings are conducted at three locations within St. Joseph’s/Candler. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:15-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, checks will be offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Checks are offered every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Checks will be offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578. Free hearing & speech screening Every Thursday morning from 9-11 a.m. at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601. HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training My Brothaz Home, Inc., a local nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, offers free HIV/ AIDS and STD awareness training, risk reduction counseling and prevention case management to individual males and groups of males. Upon completion of the training, a monetary incentive and educational materials will be given to each participant. Call 231-8727. Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes are being offered at the Family Health and Birth Center in Rincon. The group classes offer an opportunity for couples to learn the child birthing process together, while providing a very integral role to the companion participating. Classes provide specialized breathing and guided imagery techniques designed to reduce stress during labor. All types of births are welcome. Classes run monthly, meeting Saturdays for three consecutive weeks. To register, call The Birth Connection at 843-683-8750 or e-mail Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes Classes are offered monthly, in a threeweek series, at the Family Health & Birth Center in Rincon. This birthing method teaches and prepares couples to have a stress free, peaceful childbirth experience. In the 14-hour course, couples learn about the complete birthing process, while practicing

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Midweek Bible Study is offered every Wednesday at noon at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Bring your lunch and your Bible. 352-4400 or Music Ministry for Children & Youth at White Bluff United Methodist Church is now known as Pneuma, the Greek work for breath. “Every breath we take is the breath of God.� The children’s choir for 3 years through second grade will be known as Joyful Noise and the youth choir grades 3-5 will be known as Youth Praise. Joyful Noise will meet Sundays from 4-5 p.m. and Youth Praise will meet Sundays from 5-6 p.m. Call Ronn Alford at 925-9524 or visit www. 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 are 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Services are now held Sundays in Rincon. Call 927-8601. Painting and Spirituality Workshop is held every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Free and open to the public. All levels of experience are welcome. Bring whatever supplies you would like to use. Call 352-4400. Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903. Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group meets Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham Street at East Harris and East Macon Streets, on Troup Square. Please arrive and be seated no later than 8:55 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk or reading. All practices are welcome. Newcomers should contact Cindy Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction. Soka Gakkai of America (SGI-USA) SGI-USA is an American Buddhist movement for world peace that practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO. For information, call SGI-USA at 232-9121. Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 707 Harmon St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 2336284 or 786-6075, e-mail Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. The service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Troup Square Sanctuary. For information, call 234-0980, or send e-mail to or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination. Unity of Savannah A church of unconditional love and acceptance. Sunday service is at 11 a.m. Youth church and childcare also are at 11 a.m. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 355-4704 or visit w

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tation and an affirmative message. Casual dress welcome. Located at 2320 Sunset Blvd. off of Skidaway Road just south of Victory Drive. Call 355-4704. 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 Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St. Call 898-3477. Dream Circle This formulated technique for sorting out dreams is easy, meaningful and fun and can be taught in five minutes. It will be held monthly at Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St., entrance on Macon Street. To register, e-mail of call 234-0980. 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. Handbell Choir Anyone interested in starting/leading or joining/participating in a handbell choir can contact the Rev. Arlene Meyer at 355-4704. Unity of Savannah at 2320 Sunset Blvd. has the bells and a few interested people without a leader. Visit Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation A meditation period will be followed by instruction in the application of the foundations of Mindfulness practice to daily life. Beginner’s and experienced practitioners welcome. Ongoing weekly sessions are Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m. at 313 E. Harris St. Call Cindy Beach, Buddhist nun, at 4297265 or JAM Session will feature former addict Scott Davis on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Coastal Community Christian Church in Richmond Hill as part of its Jesus and Me Session for middle- and high-school students. Located at 10770 Ford Ave. Call 756-3455 or visit 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 Melange is an overview to meditation with programs on meditation and philosophies. It will be held Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St., entrance on Macon St. To pre-register, call 234-0980 or



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ESTATE SALE: October 6th, 8am-2pm. Everything from furniture, men’s clothing, crystal, dishes to lamps and books. Stop by 605 Sandhill Road, Savannah, GA on Oatland Island.

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$$SAVE$$ THOUSANDS! Rincon Seller Motivated, Priced reduced to $162,000

Mint condition, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, greatroom with fireplace. Equipped eat-in kitchen, split floor plan, double garage, refrigerator stays. Call Leighel Savanna Snyder RE/MAX Savannah 355-7711 912-655-4663 310

Appliances WASHERS/DRYERS Nice, full sized. Delivery & Hookup FREE. 4 month in-home warranty. $160/each. Call Eddie 429-2248.


Furniture QUEEN PILLOW-TOP SET Brand new, still in original factory plastic with boxspring and warranty, suggest list, $699 must let go for $160. 912-965-9652. Delivery available. PILLOWTOP MATTRESSES: Brand NEW sets in all shapes and sizes!! Name brand sets must go and go fast. $150 and up. Delivery available. 912-313-2303.


Brand name twins/fulls/queens/kings. All brand new and never used. Complete with warranties. $75 and up! Can Deliver.


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$450 BEDROOM SET Includes beautiful headboard, bedrails, chest of drawers, nightstand table. Furniture is NEW and in factory boxes. Delivery available. 912-965-9652.



Furniture BEDROOM SUITE Contemporary headboard, footboard, wooden rails, dresser, mirror, nightstand. Drawers are solid wood and dovetailed with polished chrome handles. Suggested list $4000. Sacrifice $850, can help with delivery. 912-966-9937. Beautiful Sleigh Bed. Solid wood, new in boxes. My loss is your gain, $275. 965-9652. 2-PIECE Drexel American Review (style) Salem Antique (model) dining room hutch. Very good condition. Built in 1965. Medium finish with plate rack for display. Lots of storage. $200 OBO. Call 912-236-4332.


Beautiful 3pc. light green leather furniture: Sofa, loveseat, chair $1000. Solid wood entertainment center (2) $75, $50. Gorgeous wicker/solid wood daybed $800 Firm. Computer monitor, 2 yrs. old $25. Other misc. items. Tybee, 912-308-1493.

QUEEN SIZE EXTRA thick pillow-top deluxe mattress with boxspring. NEW in original factory plastic. Suggest list $1099. Getting rid of for only $300. Can deliver 912-965-9652. 390

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Miscellaneous Merchandise

FULL PLUSH MATTRESS & BOX Name brand, still sealed in plastic. Sacrifice $135. 912-966-9937.

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FORMAL DINING Room Group: Brand NEW 9-pc. Queen Anne table/leaf/6 chairs/china cabinet. Furniture is still new in factory boxes. Worth $4K. Must sell for $900. Can deliver 912-964-1494. 5-pc. DINETTE SET Solid wood table with 4chairs. Fits perfectly in breakfast area. Brand NEW in boxes $185. 912-313-2303. AA 5 piece dinette set. AA Clean lines with cappuccino finish. Table, 4 side chairs. Perfect for breakfast area. New, still in boxes, $275. 912-965-9652

TWIN Mattress and Box Brand new twin mattress and box set. NEW in wrapper $100. 912-313-2303


queen mattress/box. Both are unused and sealed in factory plastic. Delivery available 912-966-9937

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Sony KP-51WS500 51” WideScreen Hi-Definition RearProjection TV. Beautiful 1080i 16:9 picture and great sound. Includes remote. Good condition. $850. Call 912-354-3852 after noon. SPA/HOT TUB Never used! Seats five. Lounger, light, digital control - under warranty! New $4,200; sacrifice, $2,295! Cell 352-287-9266.

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Do you want to improve your lifestyle through better credit? If you have stable residence & employment, we can help you build your credit rating. We report to the Credit Bureau. Call First Credit Loans & Financing at 912-354-1144. Licensed Lender Member of G.I.L.A. 6409 Abercorn St. Unit A. Savannah, GA 31405


Part Time RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS NEEDED for Front Counter Server Positions Applicants must have reliable transportation and be available to work 6-10am and/or 10am-4pm, weekdays and 8:30am-4pm weekends. All Applicants must be able to work at least 4 days each week. Appli-




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cants need to be energetic, reliable & work well with others. Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, and we aren’t kidding when we say fast paced! Starting pay for this position is $6.50/hr. plus possibility of raise after 30 days. All applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. To inquire about this position come by 39 Barnard St. ONLY between 8-10:30am Monday-Friday or e-mail your resume to EOE

PART-TIME Experienced Sales Associates needed in Oglethorpe Mall for a jewelry cart. Must be bondable and over 18. Salary plus commission. Please call Larimar USA at 912-920-8451.


F/T, P/T Locum DENTIST positions available to Ft. Stewart, GA. Excellent Pay! Call: 866-595-6505. Fax: 305-438-1486 Email: HR@RLMSERVICES.NET






1000 ENVELOPES= $10,000.

Receive $10 for every envelope stuffed with our sales material. Guaranteed! Free information: 24 hr recording. 1-800-211-8057 DISHWASHER/BUS PERSON NEEDED Must be able to work in a fast paced environment. Must be dependable & have reliable transportation. Starting salary $6.75/hour plus tips with possible raise after 30 day evaluation period. Position will have an average of 35 hours weekly. Apply Monday-Thursday between 10-11:00am. All applicants must be able to pass drug screen and background check. The Express Cafe & Bakery. 39 Barnard Street, between Broughton & Congress EOE.



Has an Immediate opening for Weekend Cook. Applicants should be able to prepare a variety of basic restaurant menu items: soups, sandwiches, etc. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and work well with others. Be dependable and have reliable transportation. All applicants must pass background check. Hours: Sat. & Sunday 8:30am-4pm. No Telephone Calls. Applicants Should Apply In Person, From: 10:00am-11:00am Or 2-3pm Tuesday-Friday Send Resumes to:

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1 Factors Place. Savannah, GA 31419. Lion’s Gate Subdivision. 4BR/2.5BA, in-ground swimming pool, privacy fence, screened porch, terrace. $265,000.


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Texas Liquidation Sale!

20 acres, $14,900, $200/down, $145 / month. 30 miles from BOOMING EL PASSO. Surveyed, Roads. Money Back Guarantee, NO Credit Checks. 1-800-755-8953.

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Mint condition, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, greatroom with fireplace. Equipped eat-in kitchen, split floor plan, double garage, refrigerator stays. Call Leighel Savanna Snyder RE/MAX Savannah 912-355-7711 912-655-466 3

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Homes for Rent

FOR SALE OR RENT: 724 E. 36th St. Newly renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath house with sunporch for bonus room. New appliances, new central heat/air! $129,000 purchase or $800/month rent. Call 912-257-5596.

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1315 BONAVENTURE ROAD 4BR/2BA, fenced in backyard, no pets. Must have rental references. Will take Section 8. $1,000/month plus $1,000/security deposit. Call 912-355-2831. FOR SALE OR RENT: 724 E. 36th St. Newly renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath house with sunporch for bonus room. New appliances, new central heat/air! $129,000 purchase or $800/month rent. Call 912-257-5596.

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3-Bedroom, 2-Bath, newly built Cottage including covered front porch, master with walk-in closet, family room, separate dining room, laundry room. Qualifies for up to $8000 towards Dreammaker Program. Landscaping included. $105,000 912-695-6850.

Owner Financing Lease/Purchase Multiple Properties Available $85,00000 to $1,000,00000

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Luxury living at The Merritt on Whitemarsh Island. Next to the pool, 2 bed/2bath, Woodfloors throughout. Fitness Center, Billliards, Gated. $1100/month. FLS. 772-633-1855

Ask About Opportunity for Deep Water Dock Use DEEP WATER DOCK: New 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. 31 Pointer Place: Brick Townhome conveniently located on Savannah’s Southside. 2BR/1.5BA, close to Savannah Mall & on bus line. 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. 1011 Mohawk: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Apartment. $725/month. Mobile Home: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. $450/month. 13 Redwood Circle: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, garage, fireplace, fenced yard, new carpet and paint. Near busline and malls. $900/month. 425 Tibet Avenue: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Apartment. Convenient to elementary school, malls and busline. $775/month. www.savannahsbest


Law student graduating and looking to sell charming 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home available as of January 1, 2008. $139K. Great condition! Adorable patio. Community pool. Close to campus. Please call 404-925-8337.

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

The Islands

3bd/2ba, fireplace, large sprinklered yard. $1425/month & utilities and security deposit, Call Keith 912-665-2480


Apartments for Rent ARDSLEY PARK Duplex: 704 East 49th. Great neighborhood. Large renovated 2+ bedrooms, living room, dining room, sunroom, washer & dryer and garage. $900/monthly. Call 596-1355.


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Newly refurbished. Close proximity to schools. Hardwood floors, central heat/air, washer/dryer included. $1100/month.


w/huge living area, newly refurbished. Close proximity to schools. Hardwood floors, central heat/air, washer/dryer included. $900/month. CALL 912-596-0728


For Rent. 3BR/2BA plus bonus. All brick, DR, LR, fenced backyard. Home in excellent location. 141 Lewis Drive in Sterling Creek within walking distance from school. An offer that you cannot afford to miss. Only $1200/month. Call NOW, 912-572-0087.

Bulloch Co. 3Bdrm, 2Bath

(28x 80) Modular Home 5acres, fireplace. $875/mo +dep. Available 10/1. 912-234-8362



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SAVANNAH COMPANY is looking for an equipment operator and a dump truck driver. Must have a minimum of 1 year experience within the last 4 years operating such as dozers, backhoes or dump trucks. Individual must pass drug screen, have clean MVR and background. Send resume and salary requirements to: or via fax to 912-233-2785.


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Drivers to transport people who have developmental disabilities to and from home to work in agency vehicles. Must work split shift, mornings and afternoons. Must be dependable. Must have a valid Georgia driver’s license. Must have reliable transportation and proof of vehicle insurance. Must consent to a criminal background check and be able to be certified in CPA and First Aid. Apply at: Coastal Center for Developmental Services, Inc. 1249 Eisenhower Drive. Savannah, GA 31406.

Vacation Homes for Sales

Prime Thanksgiving Week, Nov. 17th - Nov. 24th, 2007. Sleeps six. Will sell for maintenance fee of $465 and cost of Ad. Call 912-786-9302.



Great Location 2 Country Squire Estates 2500 sqft brick, 1.37 acres, 4bd/3bath, inground pool Enclosed sunroom w/adjoining patio. Large family room w/fireplace, storage building. $210,000.00. 912-687-6158.

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Townhomes/Condos for Sale

Newly renovated 3 bedroom for $750. 30th street. Call 912-323-8267 or 607-435-0537

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OAK MISSION bedroom. Mission style bed, dresser with mirror, nightstand table. Set is NEW and in original boxes. Call Chris 912-965-9652

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Commercial Property for Rent

GROUND FLOOR Loft Office Space For Lease in Renovated Victorian in Starland District. 800-1800 SF (will divide). Visibility on 41st and Whitaker. High ceilings, refinished floors and original fireplaces. 912-257-4892.


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Rooms to Rent

234-0606 3521 Bull Street Spacious 2 BR, 1 Bath apartment with a separate dining room, hard wood floors, kitchen with stove and refrigerator, Central H/A and parking in rear. AVAILABLE NOW. Pet Friendly. $650/mo. 29 East 34th Street Spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment in the Thomas Square District. Separate ding area, W/D connections, hardwood floors, window H/A, kitchen furnished with stove and refrigerator. Just a few blocks from Fo r s y t h P a r k . Vi s i t AVAILABLE NOW. Pet friendly $750/mo. 16 Thackery Place Spacious 2 BR, 1 BA apartment with a separate dining area, Hard wood floors, central H/A, total electric, kitchen with stove and refrigerator, and off street parking. AVAILABLE NOW. Pet Friendly. $650/mo. 18 West 40th Street B e a u t i f u l l y re n ova t e d 2 BR, 1BA lower half of duplex in the Starland District. Features include formal LR, , formal DR, refinished heart pine floors, ceiling fans, bathroom and kitchen with ceramic tile floors, separate laundry room with washer/dryer, private courtyard. C H/A, total electric and paid security system. AVAILABLE NOW. Pet Friendly. $1,000/mo.

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Garden City ator, microwave, cable, internet, all utilities included. $165/week- Renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath. ly, $594/monthly. Contact: Large eat-in kitchen, big fenced yard with deck. Quiet, nice 912-231-9464 neighborhood. $900 +deposit. Call 663-3563 ROOM FOR RENT South of the park; Blocks to the HOUSE FOR RENT library. Off-street parking. Nicely furnished room with refrigerator in the “Villages of Berwick” in Saand microwave. $140/weekly, vannah, off US 17. 4 Milsey Bay $504/monthly. Call Circle. 3BR/2BA, 1450 Sqft. Built in 2006. Comes w/appliances, 912-231-9464. washer/dryer, etc. 15 mins. to downtown. 7 mins. to I-95. 1 mile 899 from a 24-hr Kroger. Nice area! Roommate Wanted $1200/month. Available Oct. 1, 2007. Call Ron, 912-856-3681.

Beauty, Comfort, Security, Privacy, Hi-Speed Net, Cable TV, Free Laundry, ADT Sec. Sys., Secure Off-Street Parking, Furn/Unfurn, All Utilities Included = $100-$150/week. ($100 dep.) 912-659-7168.

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2 bedrooms for rent. Quiet neighborhood, no pets/drugs, call for appointment. 912-667-6141

Boats & Accessories

2005 19.5ft TAHOE Q-4 SPORT

in perfect shape! V-6, 190HP, garage kept, hardly used, folding tongue trailer w/brakes, depth finder, fish finder, ski/tube equipment, trailer never in water, like new condition! $15,000. 912-272-8850.


Trucks & Vans 2002 GMC SAFARI SLE Van, $9600. Auto, front/rear AC, 80K miles, pewter, roof rack, trailer hitch. Good condition. Vin: 1GKDM19X62B513809. Call 912-308-4337.


BEAUTIFUL Bass Boat with outboard motor, trolling motor and trailer. 16 ft. Xpress boat with an aluminum hull and a Yamaha 40 HP motor with electric start. All purchased new in May 2000. $4,500. Call 912-675-0361.

SUVs 2007 Jeep Liberty 2X4


Only 8000 miles. More of a vehicle than I need. Black with grey cloth interior. Ready to sell!! Call:912-658-6117

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2003 Mercury Marquis Fully Loaded, 55K miles, very clean, $9950. Call Keith 912-665-2480

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


Harley Davidson DYNA Wide Glide Fuel injected, red, only 7,000 miles. Excellent condition. $16,500. Call 912-536-2365.

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Montgomery Quarters 455 montgomery Street

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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

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dianeWHITLOW Real Estate Company, LLC Sales Office: 348 Jefferson St. Savannah, GA 31401 Historic Downtown Savannah 912.398.3023


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