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Local sustainable developer Martin Melaver walks the walk in order to make buildings greener | 8

Singer-songwriter Kate Morrissey brings something a little different to the music table | 16

Comedian Ron White tells you $#%$s about life, labor and small Southern towns | 20

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farmer’s showcase, organic gardening presentations, films and more. When: Wed. Aug. 19, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Wed. Aug. 26, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Where: Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St., Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: http://trusteesmarket. com/

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loween-loving organization Southern Discomfort will host a bingo fundraiser for it’s upcoming Children’s Fall Festival, which will be held in October at Emmet Park. Grand prize for the big bingo winner are two tickets to the Southern Discomfort Ball and a lovely gift basket. When: Wed. Aug. 19, 7 p.m.9 p.m. Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 321 W. Bay St. Info:

Peacock Guild Book Club What: A literary society

for bibliophiles and writers held at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home located just off Lafayette Square. Bring a favorite book and ideas for the book club’s reading calendar. When: Wed. Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. Where: Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Cost: Free Info: 912-233-6014. www.

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Film: Inglorious Bastards (Italy 1978)

What: Before Quentin Tarantino’s remake debuts on big screens across the country, check out the original from Italian director Enzo Castellari. This original version finds a group of U.S. military posing as Nazi troops in order to try and destroy a shipment of German V2 rockets. Often referred to as “The Dirty Dozen of Italian exploitation cinema,” it is a guilty pleasure for war movie buffs. When: Wed. Aug. 19, 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave, Cost: $6 Info: psychotronicfilms

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Beauty Bar Happy Hour

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to a long day at work, or the exciting start to any evening out! Free luxury organic makeovers & beauty demonstrations, soon to include Savannah’s first Eco-friendly manicure. Signature cocktail by SEED Eco Lounge, hor d’oeuvres by Cha Bella. When: Thu. Aug. 20, 5 p.m.9 p.m. Where: See Jane Modern Apothecary, 323 W. Broughton St.,

Metrotini Benefit for the Martin de Porres Society What: The Metro Woman

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d’oeuvres, martini specials, live music and door prizes. When: Thu. Aug. 20, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Where: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 111 W. Bay St.,

Taste of Tybee

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sine from an array of local restaurants and caterers and enjoy a beautiful evening on the pier at this perennial favorite sponsored by Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. When: Thu. Aug. 20, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Where: Tybee Pier Cost: $10/Chamber members, $25/guests Info: 912-644-6434.

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ter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators will host their 2nd annual scholarship banquet. Guest speaker will be Thomas N. Todd, renowned attorney and civil rights activist. For tickets or info, call 912-651-3653 or visit




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Jacob Jeffries Band What: This piano-driven

power-pop group that has drawn comparisons to Ben Folds, among others, makes a stop in Savannah after high profile shows at the Sundance Festival and SXSW. When: Fri. Aug. 21, 9 p.m. Where: LiveWire Music Hall, 307 W. River St.

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Film: Tucker: A Man and His Dream

Savannah Area Young Republicans and the Savannah Campaign for Liberty join forces to present a film series highlighting the dangers of big government, and inspiring some good discussions. They kick it off with the 1988 award0winning film starring Jeff Bridges, which tells the true story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill fated challenge to the auto industry. When: Mon. Aug. 24, 7 p.m. Where: Moon River Brewing Co. basement, 21 W. Bay St. Cost: Free and open to the public


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week at a glance | continued from page 5 graders: 10-11:30 am, 5th grade and older: 12:30 pm. When: Sat. Aug. 22 Where: Islands Dance Academy, 115 Charlotte Dr., Whitemarsh Island Info: 897-2102

Forsyth Farmers’ Market What: The Savannah

Local Food Collaborative has joined forces with Starland Farmers’ Market for an event that will be held weekly through Nov. 21 to feature regionally grown, fresh food and food products. Every second Saturday, a health pavilion with lectures and gardening information will be presented. When: Sat. Aug. 22, 9 a.m. Where: South end of Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Cost: Free

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Perpetual Groove

WHAT: Guitarist Brock Butler and the rest of the Lowcountry’s favorite jam band kicks off a string of dates with a special one-off concert appearance (minus keyboards). The Athens-based P-Groove, of course, began in Savannah. WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Sunbury Crab Co., 541 Brigantine-Dunmore Road, Midway COST: $15 ONLINE:

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Theatre, Savannah Civic Center, 301 W, Oglethorpe Ave. When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 Tickets: $42.75 Online: Phone: (912) 651–6556

Yoga at the Telfair What: Savannah Yoga

Center director Kelley Boyd guides the class through beginner and

intermediate yoga positions while incorporating various aspects of the artwork on display. Bring a yoga mat and towel. Saturdays at 9:45am. Drop-ins welcome. When: Sat. Aug. 22, 9:30 a.m. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts, York Square, Cost: $14

Model Airplane Day

What: Free model airplane building class and free admission to the museum for kids with the purchase of model airplane from the museum gift shop. Space is limited, call Heather to reserve a spot: 912-7488888. Also check out the museum’s new WWIIera B-17 bomber while you’re there. When: Sat. Aug. 22, 10 a.m. 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, Where: Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler Info: http://mightyeighth. org/

AASU presents Neil Simon’s Rumors What: The Masqu-

ers present a reprise performance of Neil Simon’s murder-mystery farce “Rumors,” in which absurdity abounds as high-profile guests try to conceal an incident from police and the media to avoid a scandal. When: Sat. Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m., Sun. Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. Where: AASU Jenkins Hall Theater Cost: $10 Info: 912-344-2556.

PlayDate Savannah What: A chance for

grownups to be kids again. Get together with friends for board games and drink specials. Call for info. When: Sat. Aug. 22, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Where: Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr., Thunderbolt Cost: $10 Info: 912-596-5801. http://playdatesavannah. com/

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Coastal Jazz Assoc. Presents Jody Espina

What: Sax-wielding mu-

sic educator and recent Savannah-transplant Jody Espina performs at the monthly CJA show. When: Sun. Aug. 23, 5 p.m. Where: Four Points Sheraton , 525 W. Bryan St. Cost: Free for CJA members, $10/non-members


Wednesday Georgia Solar Summit

What: Learn about what’s happening in solar today from solar industry leaders, state and municipal government representatives, utility executives, technology experts, architects and other respected contributors. When: Wed. Aug. 26, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Where: Hyatt Savannah, 2 W. Bay St. Info: http://www.gasolar. org/Southern_Solar_ Summit.html

Peacock Guild Writer’s Salon

What: Peacock Guild, a

literary society for bibliophiles and writers, will hold formative meetings at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home located just off Lafayette Square. Bring a writing sample to share if desired and ideas for what you want to get out of this experience. When: Wed. Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m. Where: Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St. Info: 912-233-6014. cs

Taxes, the arts — and race I certainly have plenty of differences with this city government and its various elected and appointed officials. But one area in which I have nothing but good things to say about them is in their continued and sincere support for the arts. The City of Savannah has a long track record of investing public money in arts and cultural services for its taxpayers. It’s a civic trademark that bridges administrations, terms of office, and political party. Black officials, white officials, Democrats and Republicans alike have all worked together for years to boost the arts in Savannah. Supporting the arts is who we are as a city. Far from mere lip service, this investment is in the form of dollars and cents, granted by the Department of Cultural Affairs under the control of the mayor and city council. Even in the current economic climate, the City is granting about $775,000 dollars in tax money to support local arts and cultural organizations in 2010. While this is a good bit lower than the nearly one million dollars allocated in 2008 for events happening this year, given the grim national economy it’s only a little shy of a miracle. It speaks volumes that your city leaders are willing to make a substantial investment in the arts when they have every excuse not to. In good times or bad, public support for the arts is by no means a given. Many other much larger cities spend less on the arts than we do, and of course it shows. Visitors to Savannah often remark how European the city feels. I think our civic support for the arts — so similar to how European governments subsidize cultural activities — has a lot to do with that. Every year, I and the other members of the Cultural Affairs Commission observe a rite of passage: a week of meetings in early August to go through the various grant proposals and make our recommendations for allocating the city’s arts budget. Those recommendations are then passed on to the mayor and city council, who as your elected representatives rightfully have the final say. I want to describe this process to you, because I’ve noticed almost no one in town has any idea of what the Cultural Affairs Commission does, if they’ve even heard of it at all. For most of the year, commissioners evaluate events that received city grants the previous year. We evaluate for several criteria, including audience demographics, attendance figures, and the most basic aspect of all: How well did the group deliver on its original proposal?

We also watch to make sure that city–funded events clearly credit the city for its sponsorship. We very much want taxpayers to know where their money is going, and we want them to know how committed the city is to the arts. I’ll say it again: It’s who we are as a city. In early August comes the real fun I mentioned earlier. We gather for several evenings at the Cultural Affairs headquarters on Henry Street, going over the various grant proposals for the following calendar year. Some proposals stretch on for pages, going into great detail. Others are more, shall we say, pithy. But all receive equal attention based mostly on their potential value to the taxpayers. We “grade” the grants based on a list of criteria, including the artistic quality of the programming, the per capita cost per taxpayer served, the diversity and relative strength of the organization’s non–city funding, and whether or not the proposed event addresses the city council’s stated arts objectives of furthering civic and economic development and providing involvement for youth aged 16–20. It sounds dry and very bureaucratic. It’s not. It’s a hell of a lot of fun, is what it is. Not only is it cool to be a part of such an important civic process, but I’ve been especially impressed by the seriousness and thoroughness with which my fellow commissioners go about the public’s business — not to mention the professionalism and dedication of director Eileen Baker’s staff at Cultural Affairs, who are too numerous to mention here individually but who are all awesome at their jobs. If you have any gripes about the use of your taxpayer dollars — and of course we all do — I can tell you that the Department of Cultural Affairs should be the least of your worries. During my three years on the Commission — terms are three years and you can serve two back–to–back — there is one area that has really opened my eyes as to how this city really works. It has to do with the composition of boards of directors of local nonprofit organizations, one of the Commission’s criteria for evaluation. Let me preface this by saying I’m usually not one to look at everything through the prism of race, nor am I one to advocate racial quota systems of any type.

But I must say that the lack of diversity on many local boards is nothing short of shocking. Predictable, maybe, but still shocking nonetheless. Technically speaking, the Commission prefers arts organizations to have a board that is representative of the community they serve. We don’t necessarily look for exact percentages, but rather we look for boards to have a reasonable amount of diversity — not just racially but in terms of gender, age, and background. As you might expect, however, the most glaring problems do come in the area of race. Simply put, there are way too many local arts organizations with zero African Americans on their board asking for money from a city that is nearly sixty percent black. A certain very high–profile, very high–quality and very high–dollar local arts event comes to mind, one which ironically offers programming that is extremely racially diverse. Said event does have a few minority members on some subcommittees. But on its huge, 23–person main governing board, not a single African American or Latino is to be found. Not one. As for the usual response from many organizations about this concern — “minorities just aren’t interested in joining our board” — that’s a load of bull. (The close cousin of this lame excuse is “Well, our board’s really a fundraising board,” an even more ridiculous and borderline racist thing to say.) In my experience in serving on other local boards, you always have to recruit, whether you’re looking for minority members or for the lily-white old–money golf crowd that dominates most boards in Savannah. It’s unfathomable to me that so many really good local arts groups can be so off–base on this particular issue. The worst–case scenario in addressing this — the absolute most difficult thing they would have to do — is to appoint a subcommittee specifically for minority board development. How hard is that? Am I suggesting finding “token” black and Latino board members just to fill spots? Of course not. This is what I’m saying: There is no shortage of qualified and interested minority citizens who are as enthusiastic about promoting arts and culture as any white person here. And I have not met a single African American — not one, ever — who was offended by a white person saying they want more diversity. It’s not tokenism, just common sense. If you think all this is too much to ask, then frankly the city should probably find better things to do with taxpayers’ money than give it to you. cs

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For Savannah native Martin Melaver, sustainability is a lot more than just trading in a Hummer for a hybrid. It is a way of life – something that permeates decisions large and small – extending from choosing a dish soap to deciding how to run a business. In his new book, Living Above the Store, Melaver takes his own experiences in the business world and translates them into a road map for how to manage a business in a way that is not only sustainable, but actually restorative – helping the economy, community and the environment all at the same time. Melaver sat down with Connect Savannah to talk more about the book and the future of sustainability. What was the inspiration behind Living Above the Store? Martin Melaver: It was pretty much an accident. I’m one of six to eight people that are out there talking on a regular basis about case studies, more sustainable practices, and more viable practices as a business. Three or four years ago I looked down and there it was. It all kind of came together. So much of the talk about sustainable development and technology is centered around, or gets distracted by, talks about whether global warming is real or not. Would sustainable technolo-

gies be further along now if, from the beginning, it had been presented as a market bottom line, and not a social responsibility? Martin Melaver: You still hear this question, ‘does it make financial sense?’ There’s still a segment of the population that wonders if it’s just a do–good, feel–good type of approach. One of the main focuses of the LEED program and the U.S. Green Building Council is that it pays to go in that direction. I think there’s traction with the message. There’s always gonna be an element of the general population that’s gonna say ‘well, it’s just rhetoric.’ On face value, stuff like green building shouldn’t be politicized. But in the national dialogue there is a certain amount of politicizing going on where anything that is green is immediately pigeonholed as liberal. To a lot of people today, is the eco–movement still just an extension of the hippie movement? Martin Melaver: I don’t see that. You’ve got the conservation movement in the late 19th century that created the National Park Service. Then you get a second wave that occurs in the ‘60s, which is very much a confrontational environmentalist versus government and business, resulting in some the best legislation we’ve ever had in the 1970s.

Where is the average person supposed to delineate between green–washing and actual sustainable practice? It seems like just as successfully as the sustainability movement has improved how it is packaged and presented to the world, it can be co–opted by people who have no interest in sustainable measures. And then you’ve got chemical companies saying ‘we’ve got a new green–looking package for our toxic substance with a leaf on it.’ Does that end up hurting as much as helping? Martin Melaver: Is there a proliferation of green claims out in the market place today? Absolutely. Are all those claims valid? No. What do you do about it? For one thing, spreading awareness is a good thing. We’ll start there. For Joe and Jane Citizen, being aware of consumption patterns and waste, what it takes for a product to get to you, where it comes from and where it’s going – raising the bar of awareness, is, in and of itself, not bad. It’s a baby step, but it’s got to be gradual. Then moving from awareness to taking responsibility for one’s education as it were, drilling down a little bit further. What about these products? I’ve got two products, two dishwashing detergents in front of me. Both seem to be green. Does it matter? Is there a difference? There’s a portion of the population, about 20 percent, with a lifestyle of health and sustainability, who are gonna drill down into it. For that segment of the marketplace, which will probably stay around that percent-

age, there are tremendous resources available. If you want to be more active about your choices, the resources are there. The web makes it 1) pretty easy to get reasonably good information and 2) to out misinformation. Through the filter of the values that you talk about in the book, how is Savannah stacking up? Are we getting some things right? Are we getting some things wrong? Martin Melaver: On the right, we’ve been a slow-growth economy for 270 years. It’s a good thing. We’re geographically bounded on two sides, which has limited our growth. That’s good. We’ve been reasonably good stewards of our vast resources like our watersheds, barrier islands, our salt marsh and etc. Not bad. We’re very proud of that. Can we do better? Yeah. The areas we need to work on, I think our utility delivery system, and service providers could be a hell of a lot more progressive. That’s hurting us. We tend to have a less than multivalent strategy for economic growth and we have been, for a long time, focused on manufacturing. That’s been the mantra of the city from an economic standpoint. Recently, it’s like we’ll take Richard Florida and plop him down in the middle of Savannah and create a knowledge–based economy. What we’re lacking is suppleness. Just like any eco–system, a human system thrives by diversity and having a series of economic drivers, one of which should be green collar economy, for lack of a better term. It’s very viable. It’s very adaptable to various regions. It needs to happen. That needs to be added to the mix. We’ve got a green plan for Chatham County. It’s a good plan. We need to get the leadership of this community to actually implement it, and not just put it in a drawer, which has happened to a lot of green plans around the country. Good intentions, lofty goals, and some viable goals, but no real implementation plan attached to it. I think Savannah has the capacity to be one of the top tier cities in the US. We’ve missed some golden opportunities, but we’re small enough and we’re compact enough, and we’re one degree of separation from each other, so it’s easy to make things happen. We just have to have that will. cs For more info about Living Above the Store visit

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That helped foster a view that you were either business or environmentalist. The sustainability movement of the late ‘90s and early 21st century has been much more successful in breeching those dividing lines. The bigger challenge today is not where you’re identifying with precisely. Sixty percent of this country is strongly religious. There’s a strong faith–based environmental movement in this country, and there’s also a strong environmental movement. Those two constituencies have yet to talk well to each other. They are politically different, they’re socio–demographically different, they’re religiously different, but spiritually and ethically – hand in glove. Once the sustainability movement and the faith–based movement that’s ecologically driven figure out how to break bread together, now you’ve got something happening. That’s where the real dividing line is today.


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Savannah’s changing medical scene When I came to Savannah, most of us in the medical community had single–handed practices in small buildings scattered around town. We didn’t see the world the same way, but we agreed on the need to be friendly and helpful. If you wanted to go to St. Simon’s the coming weekend, six physicians would cover for you — but payback was hell. I established a practice downtown because I wanted to be near the Historic District, which was interesting back then, and I wanted to be convenient to poorer people, who might have had a hard time getting care from private practitioners. A lot of human services were rendered in my office at Hall and Habersham for folks with heart failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, abscesses, and pain in bodies and souls. I miss my downtown days. Recently, two things happened that hurt my practice. I took a great deal of time away to help our country get past the nightmare that descended in the Bush years. I met with folks and shared ideas at barber shops, 7/11s, gas stations and on porches— in Carolina, Jacksonville and south Georgia. Sometimes with friends, often by myself, occasionally in dangerous circumstances. Two pit bulls came after me from under the porch of a drug den in Douglas, Ga. Fortunately, a dog trainer had just advised me that in situations like this it’s best to stand still and not to look in the dogs’ eyes. But the advice is different if a pit bull ever gets you in a death grip. Though my sacrifices probably didn’t make a difference, it was really great to be part of a movement meant to restore our country. Just when I thought I could settle back in my medical life, a law firm came into my 100-year-old mother’s affairs to do her harm. Terrible things happened since, as the firm is so connected, courts where my mother lives refused to protect her.

Because so many people grabbed my hands from lighting a candle in the darkness, there were days when I wasn’t at my best. I’m sure I lost patients for the time this struggle took. These are challenging moments for so many people, the employees at Gulfstream who’ve been furloughed, and the many Savannahians who lost their jobs and health insurance. I love this city, I love my patients, God knows why, they seem to love me back. I wasn’t put here to chase insurance companies, who rate doctors by check marks on a clip board, and not by whether they’re conscientious or interested in their patients lives. There’s a new concept called VIP Medicine that forces participating physicians to get rid of all of their patients except those who can afford $1500 a year for physical exams that go on for days. The doctors are allowed only 600 patients, so they can spend a lot of time indulging the important people. Six hundred patients times $1500 for the mega–physicals gives VIP doctors a pretty juicy salary. But I started my career in the poverty program in Mississippi, so there’s no way I could be part of something like this. I’m on 66th between Waters and Paulsen, an old-fashioned street with bungalow like offices made of cinderblock. Inside, I have a large rug on the wall, with intersecting lines, squares and circles of burnt orange, sky blue, chocolate brown and tan. It could be in a art museum, but it’s there to block out sound. Down the back hall, we have a giant, white ceramic cat with green eyes, who stands in place of Shasta, my daughter’s cat, who lived in my office ‘til she went to kitty heaven. Michael J. Fox would be comfortable down our street, because its homey and comfortable and back to the future. I love Savannah, I love being on this street, where I choose to light a candle for folks without health insurance. cs

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A man rushed out of his house one morning and found a note on the windshield of his car. He did not read it right away and stuck it in the glove compartment. When he read it the next day, he called police. In sloppy red ink, the note said, “Dear Sir or Miss, Your house seems like a great place to host a bonfire hope you are ready for the flames m*****f*****.”

Despite poor penmanship, the note was written on high quality paper stock, and on the front was cursive lettering with a name. The man who reported the note told police that he has no known disputes with his neighbors, and no children at home who might have had arguments with others. The only previous incident involved hooligans ringing his doorbell late at night and running away. The police discovered that community security had record of

issuing a guest pass to someone with the name on the “invitation” several days earlier. They visited the house where the man had been a guest, and the owner recognized the name as one of his son’s friends. The man’s son recognized the invite as being a leftover from a graduation party earlier in the summer. He also told police that another friend had commented that the leftover invites might be put to good use by writing funny notes inside them. The note was logged into the property room as evidence. • While on patrol, an officer was called about a disorderly person who refused to leave a residence. Upon arrival, the officer saw a man standing across the street from the home shouting profanity at two women standing on the property. The subject was visibly swaying, and had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. When asked, the man stated that he was yelling at his family because they were wrong, and then began mumbling incoherently. After talking to the man’s sister, who explained the situation, the officer returned to find the man smoking a cigarette in the backseat of the patrol car. When asked if

he thought it was ok to smoke in the car, the man stated he didn’t know and started laughing. The man was charged with Public Drunkenness, but then asked the officer why “you didn’t even make me blow in the machine?” The officer asked him to recite the alphabet, to which the man replied, “A B C D F G J I K L M F G... that’s my ABCs.” He was transported to the county jail. • A downtown restaurant’s delivery bicycle was stolen late one evening. The next morning a member of the kitchen staff noticed a man sitting in the square across the street from the restaurant with the missing bicycle. Police arrived on the scene to question the man. At the same time, another employee arrived with the bike’s delivery basket, which he coincidentally had found several blocks away discarded on the street. The bike was identified by several distinct features and the presumed thief was taken into custody.

• Police were called in response to a dispute between two individuals over a set of keys. A guy lost his keys and called his landlord to try and get a spare copy so that he could get into his apartment. Upon arrival, he either knocked on the door, or began banging on it very loudly, at which point the landlord came down to answer, or was very agitated, and refused to give him a copy of the key. At this point, either threats of violence were made, or the man locked out of his apartment walked away, and then the landlord either pulled out a black 9mm Glock, or waved around a blue and yellow water gun. Because neither had any physical markings as a result of the altercation that may, or may not, have happened, and the lack of independent witness testimony to clarify what transpired, no arrests were made, and both men were given CRN cards. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020

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I’ve noticed a lot of my neighbors have built elevated gardening beds in their yards using wood that’s marked as treated with arsenic. Will the arsenic get into the vegetables and fruits these people are growing? If so, is that a health concern? —Ray Charlton, Corvallis, Oregon Hard to say. Were these vegetables and fruits they were actually planning to eat? Manufacturers treat wood with arsenic for the same reason you don’t want it in food—it kills things, in this case the bacteria, fungi, and insects that would otherwise nibble on the wood. Although several wood treatments contain arsenic, the compound of greatest concern is chromated copper arsenate (CCA), a trifecta of dangerous chemicals that at one time (like 1990) was used on almost all the pressure-treated lumber in the United States. Although CCA is supposed to stay put, small amounts can leach out when the wood is exposed to the elements. CCA-treated garden borders aren’t the only thing leaking arsenic into the environment; the same can happen with treated-wood mulch or chips, decking, and traffic sound barriers. Of the chemicals in CCA, arsenic is the most dangerous due to its toxicity and ease of uptake by plants (although hexavalent chromium, which you may remember from the film Erin Brockovich, can be pretty bad). To find out how much arsenic could end up in your salad bowl via CCA-laden garden borders, University of Minnesota researchers tested carrots, spinach, bush beans, and buckwheat grown in raised beds built with CCA-treated wood. All the beds were at least ten years old. Soil and plant samples were taken at varying distances from the wood border. In all cases arsenic levels were highest near the wood and dropped off quickly toward the center of the beds. Example: carrots grown next to treated wood contained 4 to 11 times the arsenic

found in those grown four feet away. Complicating matters was the huge variation in the treated wood’s arsenic content—a ratio of more than 60 to 1 between the worst and best cases. So what’s the risk? In their worst-case scenario, the Minnesota researchers found that a 132-pound person who ate seven ounces of spinach would narrowly exceed the daily arsenic limit established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Separate tests by the Connecticut Agricultural Station reached a similar conclusion: if you ate more than 11 ounces of fresh lettuce grown next to CCA-containing boards you could exceed the limit. The actual amount of arsenic in play here is minute—just 92 micrograms in the Minnesota example—and let’s face it, even for greens lovers, a half to threequarters of a pound is some serious spinach. Still, the danger was enough that CCA has been banned for most residential uses in the U.S. and Europe since 2004. What do you do about CCAtreated wood in garden beds now? At minimum you want to plant fruits and vegetables a foot or two away from the border. (The Minnesota researchers recommend 15 inches.) If whatever you’re growing has voluminous roots or you’re just the cautious sort, you can line the bed with plastic. Eventually, of course, you’ll want to replace the wood with something less problematic. Be warned, though: one thing you don’t want to do is try to get rid of CCA-treated wood by burning it or sawing it up. Although reports of environmental arsenic poisoning are rare, those we do see often involve dust, ash, or the like from sawn or incinerated CCA-treated wood. One case involved a rural Wisconsin family that suffered a scary list of ailments including epileptic seizures, seasonal baldness, rashes, diarrhea, headaches, bronchitis, and blackouts. They were lucky nobody died—the arsenic level in some of their hair samples was found to be more than 100 times normal. Turned out they’d been burning CCA-treated lumber scraps in their wood stove for three years. cs By CECIL ADAMS Comments, questions? Take it up with Cecil on the Straight Dope Message Board,, or write him at the Chicago Reader, 11 E. Illinois, Chicago 60611.

• The preferred “disciplinary” tactic Things That Live in the of Tampa, Fla., high school assistant Water principal Olayinka Alege, 28, is to have • “Goose barnacles”: A 6-foot-long underperforming students remove a log composed of hundreds of barnacles, shoe so he can “pop” their toes. Five stulocked together, washed ashore near dents at King High School complained, Swansea, Wales, in August. Each of the triggering a sheriff ’s office investigabarnacles uses tentacles for snatching tion, but Alege was cleared, and indeed, food, and a 6-foot mass of snake-like the students admit that the popping is appendages, writhing simultaneously, painless (though “weird,” said some). terrified local beachgoers. Scientists said One apparently incorrigible student goose barnacles usually remain on the said his toes had been popped 20 times. ocean floor. However, the principal recently ordered • “Tubifex worms”: Using a flexAlege to stop. ible-hose camera, public utility officials • Chicago banker George Michael, in Raleigh, N.C., inspected a faulty seeking to avoid $80,000 a year in water pipe under the Cameron Village property taxes, decided to call his $3 shopping district in April and found a million mansion a “church” and apply pulsating, tennis-ball-size mass attached for tax exemption as pastor, and in July to a pipe wall. Local biologists identi2008, his application was somehow fied it as a colony of tubifex worms that preliminarily approved by the Illinois navigated the system until finding a Department of Revenue. According to a propitious feeding spot. Officials have Chicago Tribune report, the application attempted to assure residents that the included a photograph of the “church,” worms are somehow no threat to water which was just a shot of an outer quality. wall of Michael’s house with a large cross on it, except that the Cutting-Edge BreakDear Government: cross was later discovered to Keep your hands off throughs have been merely placed on the my single-payer, federally run photograph in marker pen. In (1) In April, researchers at the Medicare program! July 2009, a state administraHuntsman Cancer Institute tive law judge finally reversed in Salt Lake City reported the earlier approval. the ability to encase scorpion venom in “nanoparticles” Leading Economic that were somehow able to guide the venom intravenously to the Indicators human brain, to attack tumors, po• The Economy Is Working: tentially doubling the venom’s suc(1) Carole Bohanan was hired cess rate. (2) A team from Britain’s among 300 applicants by the University of Warwick announced Wookey Hole tourist facility in in April that it had built a speedy, Somerset, England, in July to be

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No Respect: (1) The latest community to challenge the taboo about disturbing a graveyard is Peoria, Ill., where the Lincoln Branch Library is planning an expansion, though on land that was a 19th-century burial ground. By law, all bodies must be preserved, but each exploratory dig turns up more bodies, driving up costs to the city. (2) Neighborhoods near the Wimbledon tennis tournament in suburban London are typically clogged in June, as visitors scramble for parking space. This year, nearby St. Mary’s Church sold parking for 20 pounds a day (about $33), even though the space offered was directly above gravesites in the church’s cemetery. cs

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its witch-in-residence, at a pro-rated annual salary of the equivalent of about $83,000. The witch’s job is to linger in the caves full-time during tourist season, looking like a hag and cackling. (2) Officials in Heath, Ohio, might have solved their budget problems. The town (population 8,500) reported in July that its new, six-intersection traffic-camera ticketing system issued 10,000 citations in its first four weeks. (Nonetheless, officials admitted that was too many and were discussing how to ease up.) • The Economy Is Failing: (1) A 36year-old woman pleaded guilty to prostitution in Oklahoma City in June, for giving oral sex to a Frito-Lay employee in exchange for a case of chips. (2) In an interview with the Toronto Star in June, a 36-year-old drag queen, who said he usually gets $60 for oral sex, was lately receiving offers as low as $5. Said “Ray”: “I didn’t spend two hours getting my makeup on and all dressed up for ($5).”

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In honor of the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, the folks at Oglethorpe Speedway Park have designated Saturday as a band–a–thon, free to get in, with food and drink available. Gates open at 11 a.m., and the music starts at 1. The schedule: 1 p.m. The RPM Band; 2 p.m. Done 4 The Day; 3 p.m. Triple Edge Band; 4 p.m. Dirty Uncle Bob/Thomas Claxton; 5 p.m. Souls Harbor; 6 p.m. Pachunga/The Shake; 7 p.m. High Velocity; 8 p.m. The Big Money Band /Irene Goodnight; 9 p.m. Snazzy Red/Flip Wire; 10 p.m. Moan Jam (formerly known as Tung). Online at http://www. At 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 at Oglethorpe Speedway Park, Highway 80 in Pooler, three miles east of I–95 at Exit 102. Call (912) 964–8200.


One of the newest members of Savannah’s Coastal Jazz Association, Espina is a brilliant saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist, whose playing has been featured in several movie soundtrack orchestras, and in the pits of Broadway shows. Espina was director of the jazz department at the prestigious Hoff Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, N. Y., where he taught jazz theory, improvisation, ensembles and private lessons. He moved to the Hostess City in 2008, and brought his business – JodyJazz, makers of mouthpieces for sax and clarinet – with him. Listen & learn: At 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23 at Four Points by Sheraton, 520 W. Bryan St. Admission $10 public; free for CJA. members



Little Roy Lewis & Lizzie Long For 60 years, the Lewis Family was known as “America’s First Family of Bluegrass Gospel Music.” They played concerts and festivals all over the country, made a lot of records, and even had their own Sunday afternoon TV show, on Augusta’s WJBF, which ran for 38 years. “Mom” and “Pop” Lewis are gone now, and although the group had come to include Lewises from all generations, they’ve officially announced their retirement. In early September, after the Lewis Family plays its last date, the group will be no more. Saturday’s show at Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor features the “pride” of the Lewis Family, Little Roy, who is acknowledged as a master of the 5–string banjo (a durn funny guy, he was always known as “the entertainer of the group,” too). He’s also a guitarist and singer (well, the whole Lewis clan knows how to raise a voice).


Master Jeffries is a 21–year–old piano playing popster from South Florida, equal parts Billy Joel (without the ham) and Ben Folds (without the cheese). He’s got a sharpened sense of pop songcraft – I hear the echo of the great Emitt

Little Roy Lewis’ touring partner is Lizzie Long, who plays guitar, mandolin, fiddle and assorted other instruments. She’s actually his foster daughter. Roy and Lizzie recently made a CD, Lifetimes, with the greatest banjo player of all time, Earl Scruggs. Now if that’s not an endorsement to catch your attention, I don’t know what is. Listen & learn: At 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 at Randy Wood Guitars, 1804 E. Highway 80, Bloomingdale. $25. See http://www.

Rhodes in his songs (now, Emitt could write a catchy pop tune, and his classic ‘70s stuff has just been reissued on CD, if you’re interested). The high–energy band features Jimmy Powers on guitar, Brian Lang on bass, Josh “Papa Bear” Connolly on drums, and J.J.

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It wasn’t so long ago that singer/songwriter Kate Morrissey was playing shows all by her lonesome, standing at her electric piano and pouring out her soul with a velvety voice somewhere to the left of Tori Amos, to the right of Joni Mitchell, in a place where Laura Nyro and Alanis Morrisette sit a corner table over coffee and argue matters of the heart. These days, however, the South Dakota native is the centerpiece of a trio. Saturday at the Sentient Bean, Morrissey will be accompanied by Charles Harvey on acoustic bass and cello, and John Norris on drums and acoustic guitar. “It’s such a thrill to be playing, and then all of a sudden to hear people come in and add these emotional heights that I never thought the music could get to,” Morrissey says. “It really is an astounding feeling to have two people who are there because they want to get the music out, too. “And then to hear what they can do with it, that I couldn’t possibly do alone.”  Five years ago, Morrissey and her husband Roger Stahl set down roots in Athens; they’d met in a Pennsylvania graduate school, and when Roger got a teaching gig at the University of Georgia, Kate decided to introduce her piano, and her satchel of songs, to an entirely new audience.  “It’s a college town scene, so there’s always a lot of new blood pumping through,” she says. “There’s new energy that the students bring. In addition to that, there’s a core of really excellent musicians who are here and

who stay here. It’s wonderful.” Wonderful, yes. Easy, no. Like most college towns, Athens is more conducive to alternative rock ‘n’ roll, heavy guitar stuff, than to passionate singer/ songwriters.  “There’s a big scene in Athens for bands and DJs, for people who are coming out to dance as opposed to coming to a listening room to listen to songwriting,” Morrissey explains. “But I realized that I was bringing something a little bit different to the table.  “I like listening to the things that other people are doing. Eventually I feel like I sort of settled into my niche, and I’ve definitely been influenced by all of the music that’s going on here. But it was sort of a transition.”  She’s independently released five CDs – only the newest one, Land!, features her bandmates Harvey and Norris.  The combination of instruments, Morrissey admits, is changing the way she writes songs. “To have somebody who knows how to not only play an upright bass, but to bow it, and then the cello which adds a whole emotional dimension, was amazing,” she says. “And actually I’ve grown fond of the drums, too!  “The rhythmic support has opened up a lot of potential. And also, the guys are just great musicians. They came from the jazz tradition, mostly, so they do some soloing. In that, it’s possible to hear a song from a new perspective, through someone else’s ears.” cs  Kate Morrissey Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 Admission: Donations suggested Artist Web site: www.katemorrissey. com/





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Many followers of the Savannah music scene will recognize the names Justin Dick and Mike Redmond. For over ten years, the Savannah born-and-bred boys have thrashed in local punk and country bands including the Bricks, Two Days of Freedom, Whiskey Dick, and Arum Rae, among many others. Long time players since the days of the Velvet Elvis, a portrait from their Bricks years hangs alongside Baroness at the Jinx. After Two Days’ eleven years of thrashing as a signature Savannah band, Dick and Redmond stepped out of the music scene after drummer Tyler Newberry’s departure in fall 2008. Lucky for us, they didn’t stay away for too long, and they’re back to give the Savannah music scene a much needed edge. On August 3 the Jinx welcomed back Dick and Redmond alongside new drummer Tim Clough, for the debut of their new project: Niche. Unlike other bands the native musicians have played with, Niche’s sound acts as a fusion between different genres. Their songs move from melancholy, country–inspired riffs to head–thrashing breakdowns. Dick and Redmond growl lyrics into the microphone and battle on bass and guitar, while Clough complements their enticing sounds with a fluid, hard–rock drum style. Niche’s members describe their sound as “punk rockers playing southern rock� — a departure from their former genre-heavy projects. “Niche encompasses more than our past bands,� Dick comments on his genre-bending project. “Every other band had a very specific genre, like the Bricks were straight up street punk. We’re more mature this time around.�

On a special Monday night show for bartender Tony Beasley’s birthday, Niche filled the venue with family, longtime fans, and curious first timers anxious to see what the musicians have been planning in their absence. Starting with Clough’s hard, steady drum roll followed by Dick and Redmond’s fast paced, scale sliding intro, Niche brought down the crowd with their hard southern rock flavor. Songs transitioned between down home rock n’ roll, reminiscent of the ‘70s glory days, and somber, doo wop tunes. Whiskey, tobacco, drunk-driving, empty pockets... the crowd loved everything Niche was crooning as they raised their glasses and broke into hollering applause after each song. Their hard, contagious edge remained strong until the final encore performance of “Blitzkrieg Bop� — a salute to their punk rock roots. Since their debut, Dick and Redmond feel confident in their ability to rise to the top and rock Savannah once again. With a new drummer, a matured sound and over a decade of experience under their belts, the boys plan to excel beyond what they’ve accomplished in the past. “We’ve never been successful, but we’ve done everything a band is supposed to do,� Redmond comments. “We’ve recorded, been on tour, had merchandise–now we get to do all of that in a fresh way. We’ve grown up and now we have Tim [Clough] to make everything more exciting. No doubt we’re gonna hit the ground running.� Check out Niche on August 21 at the Jinx, and see what a life in the Savannah music scene sounds like. Welcome back, guys. cs

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Comedian Ron White on life, labor and quality time in Mayberry by Bill DeYoung |

On Sept. 10, 2008, Ron White was arrested on arrival at the municipal airport in Vero Beach, Fla., after a tipster called the local sheriff and said there were drugs on the comedian’s private aircraft. It wasn’t on the plane, in fact — it was in White’s pocket. After he voluntarily handed over his seven–eighths of one gram of marijuana, they searched the plane (with a drug–sniffing dog) anyway, and came up with nada. White’s version of his subsequent arrest, booking and release became a part of his show that very night, and it remains to this day: These cops drove by three meth labs and a dead hooker to get to my seven–eights of a gram of marijuana. Hear all about it when Ron White performs at the Johnny Mercer Theatre Saturday, Aug. 22. One of the best slow–burning, sarcastic comics in America, the Texas–born White — who keeps a lighted cigar and a glass of scotch onstage at all times — has little patience for the slow–witted, the ham–handed or those who have trouble grasping the obvious. And he ain’t exactly nuts about small–town police who move with Mayberry slowness. He’s probably best–known for his participation in the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, with his buddy Jeff Foxworthy and Dan “Larry the Cable Guy” Whitney. His hit CDs include Drunk in Public, They Call me Tater Salad and You Can’t Fix Stupid. Fair warning: The following interview uses some very adult language. I was at the show in Florida the night you got busted. Were you laughing the whole time the arrest was going on, or just pissed off ? Ron White: Normally it wouldn’t have mattered. Had I known exactly how it was gonna work out, I would have been

grinning, because it just sold tickets, and books and whatever I sell. My fans don’t care if I get caught with seven– eights of a gram of marijuana. And it was pot I had a prescription for. I was pissed because I was late for my show. It was so petty, and the cops didn’t want to arrest me. It was just one idiot that really has no idea what to do with police resources. The tipster was your former employee, a pilot? Ron White: Yeah, fulltime. This crazy idiot follows my plane around on a software called FlightAware. If you know the tail number, you can follow any plane. So right before it lands, he calls the cops and tells them it’s a drug plane. They’ve only come out twice out of 40 times, one of them in Vero Beach. And they were just stupid enough to fall for it. I thought we were tight at one point, because I told him I would give his son a job as his co–pilot, when he got out of prison for stealin’ a plane! I believe in giving everybody a second chance – God knows I’ve needed ‘em. I thought I was solid with this asshole. He’s just a dipshit. Do you think your association with the Blue Collar thing helped or pigeonholed you? Ron White: It could not have ever turned out better for me. I was marchin’ to the beat of a different drum when we were filming that stuff – I was just doing clean stuff. But I had clean stuff – not all my stuff is filthy! Enough people dig it that I don’t give a fuck who doesn’t. If I had a run-

nin’ start, I couldn’t care less. What I mean is, Larry’s comedy — not to put too fine a point on it — is for dumb people. That’s the stereotype of “redneck comedy,” and I don’t think what you do is exactly that. Ron White: No, it’s certainly not. I mean, I am from the South, and I am from a town of less than 700 people, but my voice is real. I’m not making up this voice. But it worked out so well. Eight years ago, I lived in my buddy’s attic. I was broke, had been doing comedy forever, had IRS debt. My retirement plan was “maybe something neat’ll happen.” Because if it didn’t I’m fucked, right? I have no regrets. It turned out great, I love Foxworthy. Dan and I got a little sideways over a couple of things, but whatever. You sometimes host open mic nights in L.A. Why do successful comics do this? Do you really care about “helping the young’uns out,” as you’ve said? Ron White: Everybody needs a place to work out, and I can help with that. Now, there’s nothin’ I can do to make somebody funny, or guarantee ‘em a future, or take ‘em with me. I do it for them, but I also do it for me. Because if I host an open mic night, that means I can go up onstage four times. That means I can go back and look at what I did and see what I want to do next. And try new stuff. I have to have that, because I’m re–creating myself – not fast enough, but I do it as soon as I can.

OK, the Barbara Walters question. How similar is the guy onstage to who you are as a person? Ron White: The closer I could get onstage to who I really am, the more the audiences responded to it. Now, I was never sure why that was, early on. I know what it is now. But they just respond to honesty. If you look at the common denominator of all really famous comedians, whether it be Cosby, Foxworthy, Kinison, Pryor — they were basically true to their own nature. They weren’t really putting on a show. Foxworthy really doesn’t cuss in real life, and he goes to church. He takes his kids to school. He’s a genuinely big–hearted guy. And Kinison was just the opposite, and they’re both famous, and they’ve got nothing else in common except they were true to their nature. And I try to be true to my nature. There’s really not much difference between me onstage and me offstage. That I can see. cs Ron White Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah Civic Center, 301 W, Oglethorpe Ave. When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 Tickets: $42.75 Online: Phone: (912) 651–6556


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If you’ve never made it over to the Savannah Theatre, aug this might be the right time. Beginning Thursday, Aug. 20, the resident company is putting on the Tony–winning musical comedy “The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” It runs through Sept. 6. Written by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, “Spelling Bee” concerns a bunch of dorky kids in a spelling bee. That’s pretty much it. There’s usually quite a bit of audience interaction, and the show is full of groan–inducing puns, knee–slapping one–liners, quirky choreography and songs with titles like “My Friend, the Dictionary” and “I’m Not That Smart.”  All of the 12–year–olds are played by the regular adult cast of the Savannah Theatre (Michael Zaller, Matt and Michelle Meece, Gretchen Kristine Stelzer, and Shannon Kuanfung) along with other local adult performers (Ryan McCurdy, Ritchie Cook, Jenn Doubleday, and Anthony Chase).   British architect William Jay designed the 525–seat theater in 1818, and in its heyday, all the great thespians appeared on its stage, including Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde, W.C. Fields and Edwin Booth (brother of presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth).  Since 2003, it’s been operated by the Meece family, who’d had a lot of success


running theaters in Branson, Mo. It’s not a community theater – they don’t hold open auditions, nor do they have a varying “season” – rather, the regular cast alternates shows (usually musical “revues” written around popular songs) for up to six months at a stretch. The theater has been wildly successful. The secret? Tourists, baby. Family patriarch Michael Meece has secured contracts with tour companies – they deposit coach–loads of audience members for virtually every performance. Of course, said tourists have to eat somewhere, and sleep somewhere. So the Savannah Theatre, logically, is good for Savannah. Tickets are $16–$35 at http://www., and through the box office, (912) 233–7764.

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P-funk god-daddy George Clinton headlines the Savannah Funk Festival Sept. 19 (with Parliament/Funkadelic, of course) at the Savannah Civic Center. More info as it becomes available ... ...You’ll have two chances at catching Georgia singer/songwriter Randall Bramlett soon. He’s headlining the Sunbury Blue Crab Festival Sept. 26 in Midway, and will open for Bonnie Raitt Oct. 16 in the Johnny Mercer Theatre ... ...Jazz vibraphonist Jason Marsalis - yes, he’s part of New Orleans’ clan of greats - brings the Jason Marsalis Quartet to the Jazz Corner in Hilton Head Sept. 4 and 5... cs

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Two things trigger my bad wine radar: Animals on labels and wine in a box.

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I have, fortunately, come across the exceptions — I once even liked a wine that had a butterfly on the label. Boxed wines have come a long way since the sharp–edged containers originally hit shelves. Today, I tend to use the term “bag o’ wine” more frequently. Sure the bag o’ wine is still encased — but gone are the chunky boxes among these high–volume newcomers. Earlier this year, California winery Red Truck rolled out its Mini–Barrel, a very compact package that contains the equivalent of four bottles. The wine blends Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Mourvedre. Taken singularly, these are wonderfully decadent wine grapes. The Syrah grapes come from the Central Coast areas of Paso Robles and Shandon, areas known for dark, rich wines. The Cabernet Franc is from a hillside vineyard planted on rocky, red soil made of decomposed granite. This vineyard is managed using “deficit irrigation” to control vigorous growth and increase flavor and color intensity. The Petite Sirah vineyard is on its “sixth leaf ” and grows at the base of the foothills in the southeast corner of Sacramento County. It’s cooled by the Sacramento Delta breezes and the grapes are dark and flavorful. Here’s the geek–speak: The wine is medium– bodied and offers some complexity. Discerning palates should pick out flavors of chocolate, berries, cherries and licorice. The black pepper finish settles with smooth tannins. The Mini–Barrel looks like, well, just that — except it’s cardboard. With a trend toward being more green, this and other new bag o’ wines tout reduced carbon footprint, lower shipping costs and recycling of the container. I liked the reduced footprint as I chilled the

Mini– Barrel in the refrigerator. The spout was neat and drip free — and my party guests found it an enjoyable quaffer with burgers and grilled chicken. Don’t have a crowd coming? No problem; Red Truck Mini–Barrel holds the wine without oxidation for up to four weeks. It’s about $30. Four Wines has developed a California wine in a “tube” which eliminates heavy glass, corks and foils, reducing its carbon footprint by 50 percent over traditional wine bottles. Wine–maker Barry Gnekow sourced and crafted Four’s first release, a nice California Cabernet Sauvignon, from the Monterey, Paso Robles and Lodi appellations. Four is as close as I’ve seen to a premium wine offered in eco–friendly packaging. With pricing just under $40 for the tube — equivalent to four bottles — the wine should appeal to restaurants seeking longer shelf life (up to six weeks) on by–the–glass pours, as well as consumers who want a higher end wine to offer a large group. Where the Mini–Barrel is novel, Four’s tube is, well, sexy. Earth tones, gold and red highlight a cardboard tube that resembles a stumpy tube similar to those used to package bottles of single–malt scotch. The wine pours a nice dark, garnet color and then opens with aromatics of toasty spice and bright cherry, followed by flavors of currant, black cherry, plum and toffee. A long, intricate finish is boosted by a nice acidity. Four Wines plans future tubed releases of Merlot, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. cs

Tim’s restaurant hopping turns up intriguing and satisfying meals. He picks three experiences every week to share: The guys met up with our ladies last Sunday for brunch at this Bluff Drive restaurant in Thunderbolt — and no one walked away hungry! I was, of course, gonna put the biscuits and gravy to the test, but then I saw that for a measly 45 cents more, I could get the “Big Breakfast.” Each category has choices, and I selected scrambled eggs, roasted herb potatoes, bacon, French toast with praline sauce and a biscuit. Wow! “Eggs is eggs,” but the savory and perfectly prepared potatoes, rich and filling French toast and thick–sliced bacon were all award winners. A biscuit was on the side, but I hardly noticed. Ms. T.J.’s eggs Benedict were a classic preparation and beautiful under the nicely made Hollandaise sauce. Service was prompt and courteous, despite the place getting really busy. The coffee was hot and rich with flavor. We especially liked the eclectic china, tables and chairs — what fun, and great food to boot. Breakfast and lunch. Brunch only on Sunday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. 2815 River Drive/201–3630

Ta Ca Sushi and Japanese Fusion

This newcomer to the sushi scene is neat, tidy and and is my new “best sushi” restaurant. Sadly, service and pacing don’t measure up: The appetizer came out after the entree and the server was TOO attentive. I had read postings of slow service, which might be the case, but servers need to learn that on a slow night, languishing diners, especially those drinking beer and having a good time, mean bigger tabs and higher tips. My Green Mussel roll was nicely made with crispy and hot fried green mussel; Eel nigiri was beautifully flavored and nicely presented. There’s a nice choice of Japanese beers. I’ll keep going back and hope service comes around. 513 E Oglethorpe Ave./232–8222

Sandfly BBQ

Fine dining chef Keith Latture has hit his stride with his smoker — and my recent meal confirms Sandfly is more than a place to pass through to get to Isle of Hope. The pulled pork was nicely smoked, tender, juicy and piled high on a fresh, toasted bun. I really liked the diced, creamy coleslaw — it has a nice vinegar tartness and plenty of crunch. I have to admit I blew through the potato salad so quickly I didn’t take notes — and was then dumbstruck with joy. I do recall skin–on potato pieces, great flavors and textures and, oh, yeah, it was as good as any grandma’s tater salad I’ve ever eaten. Next time, I gotta revisit the ribs. Keith and his wife Laura have really begun to give this place the feel of a legendary barbecue honky–tonk with collections of license plates, crazy signs and pig figures — and I gotta respect any place that sells Moon Pies off the counter. 8413 Ferguson Ave./356–5464



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‘Study in Transfers’ inaugurates newly renovated gallery at Savannah State University; show by David Smalls has a reception Aug. 21, 6-8 p.m. A Study in Transfers — Local artist/photographer displays 17 photos focusing on polaroid transfers. It will be the first exhibition in the newly renovated gallery, and the first of series of local artists exhibiting there through early next year. Opening reception: Aug 21 from 6-8 p.m. Social Sciences Building Gallery @ Savannah State, http://www. Constructs and Inventions — The etchings of Erik Desmazieres. Jepson Center for the Arts, Telfair Square Deep Roots — The Deepresionist presents new works from Roosevelt Watson III, Adrian Rhodes and Overstreet Ducasse. Salon Jolie, 125 W. Duffy St. Gallery 440 — This gallery at 440 Bull St. between Forsyth Park and Monterey Square is currently exhibiting Tim Coy’s new work, “Nautilus”. Also on display is the original work by the owner, Fran Thomas, and the original work of 23 other artists that are local, regional, and international. Gaming Tables — Reflects the American predilection for cards and gaming during the Federal Era. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. International Aerospace Art Exhibit — Over 50 paintings by artists from around the world who specialize in aerospace subjects. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler Interpretation in Color — Works by nineteen artists from the Landings

Art Association including watercolors, oils and mixed media, as well as furniture, photography and sculpture, which explores the varied, bold and expressive uses of color. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 W. Heny St. , http://www. Lifescapes — A collection of recent paintings, drawings and resin works from artist Scott Griffin. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Lowcountry Revealed — A series of multiple exposure images from Georgia, taken by Asa Chibás, a native of Sweden. 17hundred90 Restaurant & Inn, 307 E President Street Melange D’Art Select: Recent Aquisitions at the SCAD Museum of Art — A new exhibit featuring a selection of newly acquired items at the museum, including new and vintage couture from several legendary designers as well as paintings by Surrealist Joan Miro and pop artist Jim Dine, among others. SCAD Museum of Art, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd New Work by Kenneth Ward — A selection of stylized, tattoo-inspired illustrations from local artist Kenneth Ward. Hangfire, 37 Whitaker St. Persian Visions — Contemporary photos from Iran. Jepson Center for the Arts, Telfair Square Photography by Kate Greene and Mixed Media by Jill Broughter — Work by two female artists. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.,

Reading Between the Lines — Photographer Julie Alexander’s landscapes capture colorful elements of nature in crisp and bold compositions that inspire introspective reflection. This exhibit has a particular emphasis on the calming and transformative elements found in natural waterways. Fine Arts Hall Gallery Reading Between the Lines — Photographer Julie Alexander’s landscapes capture colorful elements of nature in crisp and bold compositions that inspire introspective reflection. This exhibit has a particular emphasis on the calming and transformative elements found in natural waterways. Fine Arts Hall Gallery, Stacey Brown: Shards — New, Savannah-inspired works by Atlanta artist Stacey Brown. Brown’s unique technique includes painting glass, shattering it, then reconstructing the pieces into strong, colorful compositions. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St., http://www. Stained Glass: Beyond the Traditional — Glass artist Erica Rollings will present an exhibition at the City of Savannah’s Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St., Aug. 27-Oct. 2. The exhibition will include over 50 glass panels. In conjunction with the exhibition, Rollings will lead two stained glass hands-on workshops Sept. 24 and Sept. 26. Call (912) 651-6783. The fee is $50 per workshop. Limited space is available and advance registration is required. cs

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Author Nicholas Sparks talks about the book, the movie and Miley Cyrus by Bill DeYoung |

Production has ended on The Last Song, the Disney film designed as a vehicle for teen star Miley Cyrus’ first baby steps outside Hannah Montana territory. The world will meet Tybee Island, in all its sunny, sandy glory, when the movie is released in January. Nicholas Sparks, who wrote the screenplay, and the novel of the same name, was the studio’s first and only choice: With 50 million books in print, and eight No. 1 New York Times bestsellers, he has a deft touch for romantic drama. His A Walk to Remember and The Notebook – the books and the movies – are particularly popular among younger fans for the way they blend love, tragedy, adventure and redemption.  The Last Song, the novel, will be published by Grand Central Sept. 8.  It’s the story of Veronica “Ronnie” Miller, a 17–year– old New Yorker who hasn’t spoken to her father in three years.

The divorce was ugly and especially hard on Ronnie, who’d shown promise as a classical piano prodigy, under her dad’s tutelage. Now she refuses to play at all and would rather go clubbing with her friends. But dad has moved back to the North Carolina beach town where he grew up, and when Ronnie’s mom sends her and little brother Jonah down south to spend the summer with him, Ronnie is miserable. Until she meets Will Blakelee, the town hunk, who turns out to be not just handsome and athletic, but sensitive and caring.  The Last Song is enormously entertaining and easy to read – Sparks’ patented blend of humanity, humor, pathos and hints of Christianity is in place – and is certain to continue the 43–year–old North Carolina resident’s hit streak.  His cross–country promotional tour brings him to Books–a–Million in Savannah Sept. 13.  The movie casts Cyrus as Ronnie, with Greg Kinnear as her father, Steve Miller, Kelly Preston as her mom, Australia’s Liam Hemsworth as Will and Carly Chaiken as Blaze, the first tentative friend Ronnie makes in town.  It was made in Georgia purely for economic reasons — under Governor Sonny Perdue’s new tax incentive law, it was cheaper to shoot here than in North Carolina, where the novel is set. Sparks agreed to change the setting to Tybee Island in his screenplay. Although he didn’t spend much time on set, he worked closely with the production team and has nothing but praise for the 16–year–old star and her mom Tish Cyrus, one of the executive producers.  “The Cyruses and Miley, they are really quality people,” Sparks says. “And that is something I can’t stress enough. You would think that with everything they’ve been going through, perhaps it would have gone to their heads. But they’re great people.”

As he says in this interview, though, the book and the movie are usually different animals. He’ll go to see it when it comes out next year. The chicken or the egg question: Which came first, the novel or the screenplay? Nicholas Sparks: I was coming off The Lucky One, and always after finishing a novel, my thoughts turn to what I’m going to write next. And part of that decision is based on what I haven’t done recently. Recently, I’d covered pretty much every age range from 20 to 50, including Nights in Rodanthe, which wasn’t a book, it was a film. I always try to write original novels. So I said well, I can either go younger than 20 or older than 50. And The Notebook was such a big hit, so I was a little bit hesitant to do another story about the elderly. My mind was kind of wandering toward doing another teenage story. I hadn’t done one since A Walk to Remember. It was at that time that Jennifer Gibgot from Offspring Entertainment called and said Miley loved A Walk to Remember, and she would like to do something like that. Jennifer asked if I had anything laying around? I said no, but funny you should say that I said OK, I’ll try to think of something. Because I had to have a novel anyway. I put all my thoughts into that, trying to make the story as different from A Walk to Remember as I can, but try to capture the same feelings. A lot of people who that novel loved it, and they loved the film, so I really wanted to capture that same kind of thing. By the end of July 2008 I had the story, I went out and met wit the Cyruses and Disney and told them the story I was going to write in the novel, and they said OK, that sounds good; go ahead and write the screenplay. Because they were on a time limit – they wanted to film the next sumcontinues on p. 28

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When she wasn’t shooting the movie, Miley Cyrus was in a Savannah recording studio by Bill DeYoung |

The No. 1 most downloaded song on iTunes this week is “Party in the U.S.A,” an irresistibly catchy dance track performed by Miley Cyrus. It’s part of a 7–song mini–album called The Time of Our Lives, which will be released Aug. 31 exclusively through Wal–Mart. Cyrus’ four–month world tour starts in mid–September. By then, it’s pretty likely that “Party in the U.S.A.” will be on the radio every 14 seconds, and on the lips of adolescent girls everywhere. Others, too. Shoot, even that old cynic Chelsea Handler said on TV the other night that it’s her new favorite song (and she wasn’t being sarcastic). If The Last Song wasn’t enough to put Savannah on the pop culture radar, then “Party in the U.S.A.” will seal the deal.

It was recorded here, while Cyrus was making the movie. In fact, the teen star laid down all of her vocals for The Time of Our Lives in the state–of–the–art recording studio inside 3180 Media Group, during breaks in the movie’s shooting schedule. “Because of her Screen Actors Guild contract, she couldn’t leave the city for any amount of time, so she couldn’t go to Los Angeles and cut the vocals,” says 3180’s owner (and resident audio genius) Phil Hadaway, who engineered the sessions. Cyrus’ label, Disney–owned Hollywood Records, needed a Savannah–based studio in order to meet its release date with Wal–Mart, which is also introducing a Miley Cyrus clothing line.

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“We had everything they wanted,” Hadaway says. “We had the gear they were looking for, that was the main thing. And we had done a lot of big projects.” (Hadaway’s engineered for dozens of A–list recording artists, including Mick Jagger, and his studio does a lot of audio work with film studios.) Here’s how it went down: Producers Dr. Luke (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry) and John Shanks (Clarkson, Ashlee Simpson, Melissa Etheridge) cut the basic tracks in Los Angeles (after Cyrus hand–picked the songs). The producers would then bring the recordings to Hadaway — sometimes this was done over a high–definition internet line — and work with Cyrus as she added her vocals. Hadaway continues on p. 29

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throw the money into the jar for the pets. You do these things so you know that she’s real. That was a challenge. Ronnie and Will bond over a loggerhead turtle nest on the beach. Nice touch.

In the book, you talk about the beach kids drinking and doing not–so–good things. Was there some edict from Disney like “Don’t go too far with that stuff ”? Nicholas Sparks: Absolutely not. It’s always important to realize that in the end, films are a director’s medium. If you want to look at the entertainment world stage, that’s the actor’s medium. And novels are the writer’s medium. It just works like that. No matter what you write, it’s going to look the way the director wants it to look. I put in the screenplay, actors have opinions, directors have opinions – after I’m done with it. The studio has opinions, too. They may have wanted to tone some things down, for instance. So were there changes made after I wrote my screenplay? Of course. I had no special edicts from Disney or the Cyrus family. However, they wanted to work with me because they’ve read my novels. My teenagers – the stars – they don’t do bad things. I just don’t write that. I don’t write about adultery, I don’t write profanity. Why? Because my grandparents are still alive. They read my books. And the other reason is that when you start moving down that road, I find it very lazy storytelling. It’s a quick way to grab attention. Now if it’s important, and it adds to the story, sure. I’ll certainly have love scenes in my novels, but they’re always between consenting adults. Marcus, the leader of the “bad kids” in the book, is a pretty lousy guy. Nicholas Sparks: I think they probably changed Marcus’ character a bit. We’ll have to wait and see. To be quite honest, I haven’t really looked at the latest version of the screenplay. The job of a screenwriter is funny. These are rules set down by the Writers Guild of America. Although the first writer gets full credit, how much of my original screenplay is in there, I can’t necessarily say. So the film is an interpretation of the book. Nicholas Sparks: Absolutely. All of my films are. They have to be. It’s an entirely different medium. In the end, it’s going to look the way the director wants it to look, it’s going to look the way the actors play their roles – is there a lot of

chemistry? My general guidelines are: capture the spirit of the story, and capture the spirit of the characters. Because if you get the spirit of the characters and the story, you’re going to capture most of it. The novel’s 400 pages. That’s just the way it is – they cannot be the same. How do you get inside the brain of a teenage girl like that? Nicholas Sparks: Number one, I have five children! Number two, I’ve been coaching high school track and field for the past four years. I just retired. So I hang out a lot with teenagers. I remember what it was like. In some ways, it’s a lot easier to write a teenager than for an older person, because you’ve been through some of those experiences before. Whereas, for instance when I was writing The Notebook, I’ve never been 80 with a creaky body, and had a wife with Alzheimer’s. But you don’t want to get it wrong. Like the phrases that Ronnie or Blaze would use, you don’t want young readers to go ‘That’s stupid. I would never say that.’ Nicholas Sparks: I’ve always had a very good ear for dialogue. To be quite frank, the primary challenge with Ronnie was that generally I like likeable characters. So this was very much a stretch for me, to write a character that in the beginning of the book was not likeable. She was rude to her mom, rude to her dad. I wanted to slap her a couple of times! Nicholas Sparks: Of course! But then, how do you inject enough humanity into her, so that you know that deep down she’s a good person? So you have her comfort her brother, you have her

Nicholas Sparks: That was the one element I did not have for the novel. That was what was keeping me from fully committing to Disney, or to anybody, or even committing to the story. It was the question of what drew these two characters together. Because the way the story began, she wanted nothing to do with him. Nothing at all. So how could you force these two characters, essentially, to spend time together? It had to be during the summer, she had to be new in town, and whatever happened had to start in June and end in August. Because you always want a conclusion. In most books, usually what they do is a summer camp, or a summer job. Starts in June, ends in August, perfect. Except for the fact that it’s not very original! And it’s boring. So it’s got to be original, it’s got to be interesting, and at the same time it’s got to be universal. When you live in Georgia, or Florida or the Carolinas, sea turtles hatch in August and September. When I say it, it’s very obvious. But when was the last time you read it in a novel, or saw it in a film? The nest hatching is a pivotal moment in your book. Do you know how they did it for the movie? Nicholas Sparks: They got real turtles. That’s what I heard. I wasn’t there. They had one chance to film it, because these are real turtles, and they’re going for the water. I’m sure they’ll probably add some more with computers, or do things like that. Do you get excited when a new book is about to come out? Nicholas Sparks: I think people will really like this novel. It’s different from what I’ve done, and that of course meets my criteria of what I try to do. I try to get the kind of story of mine that they feel they haven’t read before, and I think like I accomplished that. I think people will relate to this on any number of levels. cs Author appearance: Nicholas Sparks Where: Books–A–Million, 8108 Abercorn St. When: 2 p.m. Sept. 13 Admission: Free Author Web site:


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‘Going for a sesh’: Miley Cyrus, mother Tish Cyrus and Phil Hadaway ham it up

was a key component of every session. The process took six weeks; sometimes Cyrus (always accompanied by her mother, Tish, and a personal assistant) would sing for eight hours at a stretch. “She’s great,” Hadaway says of the 16–year–old superstar. “She’s pretty extraordinary. If you were to just close your eyes and not look at her, you’d think she was probably 35 years old. It’s that she’s smart — she’s really an intelligent girl, very wise for her age. I can’t imagine at 16 being that in tune with worldly events and everything else.” He was impressed, too, with Miley’s knowledge of the recording studio. “She knows what she wants to hear in her headphones, she knows what key is best for her to sing in. And she’s a good guitar player. We’d sit around between session times and just play guitar and sing. She’s a great girl. I had so much fun working on the sessions. I wasn’t expecting that.” Session times varied, according to the Last Song schedule. Cyrus, Hadaway says, was always in a terrific mood. “She would give me as much crap as I’ve give right back to her,” he laughs. “It was always fun. There was never a tension convention, ever. If it wasn’t fun, it was always time to go to Sonic and stop traffic for a couple of hours.” Indeed, Cyrus and her mother frequented the nearby hamburger joint (they also walked from the studio to a neighborhood Starbucks) — and inevitably fans would come out of the woodwork. “She’s not jaded yet,” Hadaway explains. “I think she’s young enough to where it’s still really a lot of fun. I think she enjoys talking to the fans and meet-

ing with them.” Hadaway, 48, says he feels like he made lifelong friends in Cyrus and her mom. “Tish and her together are just a riot,” he enthuses. “They’d go in the bathroom for an hour, and I’d be going ‘Where are they? What are they doing?’ “They’re doing each other’s makeup. They’d say ‘We’re going for a sesh,’ and I’d be, ‘Oh, noooo ..’ She’ll take the laptop in there and take pictures of them putting each other’s makeup on, and dance around, then come out and say ‘OK, we’re ready!’ And they’d have different clothes on — ‘We just bought some new T–shirts!’” Security, he says, never became an issue. “We have a pretty low profile, and we didn’t advertise it. We didn’t tell anybody. We had enough people there to take care of any issue, if it were to come up.” Still the word got around. “On one of the days, there was a family out just standing in the rain, by the bus stop. Two little sisters and their mom. We were looking out, thinking they were waiting for the bus - then we realized, they weren’t waiting for the bus. They knew she was there. I think they lived in the neighborhood. “So finally, Miley walked outside and said ‘Y’all come over here.’ And she got them inside. They were soaking wet – we had some towels and we dried them off. They just wanted to take a picture. The mom was shaking so much she couldn’t take the picture. “So Justin, my assistant, took it for them, and they were thrilled to death.” cs

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District 9

District 9 is Independence Day for the art–house set. And although it’s already being hailed in many quarters as a model of originality, the truth of the matter is that the film follows genre conventions just as often as it heads off in its own direction. Like Independence Day, it treats the cinema of science fiction as its own buffet table, picking and choosing which ideas would best serve its own intentions. And in doing so, it comes up with a dish that’s juicy in both execution and endgame.

Documentary–style footage and faux–news reels show how, back in 1981, an enormous alien craft appeared in the sky above Johannesburg, South Africa. The voyagers, malnourished and stranded on a spaceship too damaged to go anywhere else, were rounded up and placed in a slum area known as District 9. Now it’s been nearly three decades since their arrival, and the million–plus aliens, known dismissively as “prawns” because of their physical appearance, continue to wallow in filth and poverty, conditions that convince the South African government to move them further away from the city limits so as to minimize their contact with humans even more. A private company named Multi–National United is hired to take care of the migration, but it’s more interested in discovering how all that complicated alien weaponry works. It’s left to a corporate wonk named Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley) to go shack to shack and get the indignant e.t.’s to move, and it’s during his field work that an unexpected incident forces him to partner –– if perhaps only temporarily –– with these illegal aliens. The specter of apartheid is never far removed from the actions occurring throughout District 9, but writer–director Neill Blomkamp and co–scripter Terri Tatchell never turn this into a heavy–handed screed. Instead, they approach the issues of racism and xenophobia mindful of their knotty ramifications. The blacks in the picture are as prejudiced against the “prawns” as much as the Afrikaners were as prejudiced against the blacks during the days of apartheid, aptly demonstrating how those without power will often lash out against others they view as even weaker rather than band together in an effort

to topple the ruling class. And while Wikus might be an unlikely movie protagonist, he’s a believably flawed Everyman, accepting the casual bigotry that defines him but never really exploring its cancerous effect until it’s almost too late. Imagination runs a bit short toward the end, as District 9 largely turns into a standard chase thriller and viewers are asked to swallow a bit more than even their disbelief–suspending minds might accept. But in a nice twist from the standard Hollywood blockbuster, this Australian import employs its special effects to save the day rather than ruin it, using superb CGI wizardry (from the same outfit that brought us The Lord of the Rings) to draw us into the final battles instead of relying on obvious fakery to distance us from the proceedings. Over 200 people are listed in the credits as having worked on the film’s effects, and while this may not match Old Hollywood’s proverbial “cast of thousands” on the other side of the camera, it is reassuring to see all these artists plying their trade on something so worthwhile.

G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA Certainly, the fact that Paramount Pictures didn’t screen G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra in advance for critics prevented the nation’s scribes from weighing in on the merits of the last of the summer ‘09 blockbusters on opening day. Yet while it’s accepted that Paramount kept the movie quarantined from the legitimate press (some whorish fanboy bloggers were allowed to screen it early and predictably reacted like 14–year–olds discovering porn) because the studio suits themselves knew that the film stunk on ice, I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt. I believe they kept it from the critics as an act of mercy.,Of course, the studio’s benevolent gesture was in vain, since several critics felt it their patriotic duty to check it out anyway. This is the second film this summer to be based on a line of Hasbro toys, and the good news is that it’s better than Transformers: Revenge of

the Fallen. Of course, then comes the sobering afterthought: Pretty much every movie this summer has been better than Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. At any rate, this isn’t G.I. Joe so much as it’s C.G.I. Joe, a nonstop orgy of computer imagery and pretty much what we’d expect from the director of the execrable Van Helsing and two dopey Mummy movies. Tatum Channing, certainly more plastic than any of the G.I. Joe action figures I owned as a child, plays Duke, a dedicated soldier who, along with best bud Ripcord (Marlon Wayans), joins the elite commando squad in order to help take down a megalomaniac (Christopher Eccleston) bent on ruling the world. Duke’s particularly perturbed because his former girlfriend Ana (Sienna Miller) is now an enemy agent, but both actors are so dull that they seem to have wandered in straight from the set of a soap opera. Wayans tries to provide some pep, but because his contract specifically states that the actor receive the lion’s share of the script’s truly atrocious lines, he’s rendered ineffectual every time he opens his mouth.,Nobody’s going to this film looking for quality acting, which makes the presence of several capable performers all the more perfunctory: Among those cashing checks are Dennis Quaid as the heroes’ commanding officer, an unrecognizable Joseph Gordon–Levitt doing a 180 from (500) Days of Summer to portray a mad doctor, and Jonathan Pryce as an ineffectual U.S. president. But those who claim that action yarns don’t even need sound actors or competent direction or compelling storylines are either not thinking the argument through or have become too shell–shocked to note the obvious differences between, say, Van Helsing and The Dark Knight, between Transformers: ROTF and District 9. Yes, there are a few rousing set–pieces in G.I. Joe, but for the most part, the action is unfocused, the effects are iffy, and the thrills are fleeting. Young boys will probably get a kick out of the movie, but everyone else will notice that the entertainment value is clearly MIA.

Like a Frankenstein monster that can never quite find the strength to climb off the table, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard is a lumbering creation stitched together from body parts of past comedies operating in a similarly sophomoric vein. A slapdash effort that celebrates the Idiotic Man–Child in all his various incarnations, it quickly becomes clear that the colon in the title isn’t the only thing the movie has in common with the likes of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Jeremy Piven stars as Don Ready, a mercenary salesman called into action whenever a company has trouble moving its product. For this particular Fourth of July weekend, Don and his team –– the lovelorn Jibby (Ving Rhames), the horny Babs (Kathryn Hahn) and the fast–talking Brent (David Koechner) –– find themselves hired to help car dealer Ben Selleck (James Brolin) empty out his lot. For Ready, it’s always just a job, but for once, he finds himself getting emotionally involved with one of the locals –– specifically, Selleck’s daughter Ivy (Jordana Spiro), who’s preparing to marry a dweeb (The Hangover’s Ed Helms) into boy bands. The Goods isn’t quite as coarse as other recent films of its ilk, but it also isn’t very funny, with the humor quotient never rising above a few mild–mannered chuckles. The film messes around with some decidedly non–PC content –– hate crimes, child molestation, the sight of James Brolin sporting a massive boner under his pants –– but it’s too tepid to earn any points for either audacity, originality or offensiveness. As the squished cherry on top, there’s also an unfunny cameo by an overexposed actor whose own movies are pretty unfunny. I won’t spoil the, uh, surprise here, although it’s clearly no surprise to see him also listed as one of the producers of this shrug–inducing comedy that will doubtless play a helluva lot better after four pizza slices and eight beers.

Julie & Julia

No question about it: Nora Ephron gets a bum rap from both critics and moviegoers, who often disparage her as if she were Hollywood’s female equivalent of Michael Bay (and Bay at least has the sizable fanboy demographic in

his corner). Certainly, she deserves a lot of heat for foisting such turkeys as Mixed Nuts, Lucky Numbers and that lamentable big–screen Bewitched on our unprotected heads, but geez, let’s not forget that she’s also the writer of such accomplished pictures as Silkwood and When Harry Met Sally... Of course, it can be argued that all of her best work is well over a decade old, and what has she done for us lately? Julie & Julia, that’s what she’s done. Working overtime as writer, director and producer, Ephron has taken a pair of books –– My Life in France, by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme, and Julie & Julia, by Julie Powell –– and combined them into one irresistible motion picture. It’s a film that rises two stories, on one hand focusing on the legendary Julia Child (Meryl Streep) as she begins her journey toward becoming one of America’s greatest chefs, and on the other following Julie Powell (Amy Adams) as her idea for a blog –– cook all 524 recipes in Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 365 days –– eventually leads to fame and fortune. The Julia Child segments of the film are magnificent. As the towering, exuberant Child, Streep delivers another astonishing performance, never lapsing into mere caricature but steadfastly making sure to capture all facets of the woman’s personality. Child is a wizard in the kitchen, but she’s also revealed to be a best friend to the world around her, sweeping up everyone in her whirlwind of oversized emotions (which tend to be on the cheerful side 90 percent of the time). The movie is so reverential toward Child –– and Child herself is easily able to laugh at her own flaws –– that when a clip of Dan Aykroyd parodying Child on Saturday Night Live is shown being watched by Julie and her husband (Chris Messina), it actually takes on the stance of a homage rather than a spoof. The best parts of the Child sequences focus on the marriage between Julia and her husband Paul (Stanley Tucci, reuniting with Streep on the high heels of The Devil Wears Prada). A mild–mannered diplomat, Paul encourages and supports Julia’s culinary aspirations and is always happy to remain out of the spotlight even as his wife’s fame takes hold. Movies aren’t normally where we turn to watch happily married couples in action, but the Julia–Paul relationship is one of the most blissful seen in years, and Streep and Tucci dance through their interpretations with the grace and ease of an Astaire–Rogers routine.

When compared to the Julia Child portions, the Julie Powell chapters aren’t nearly as compelling, but they’re far from the drag that others have suggested. Admittedly, the more I read about Powell, the less I like her (she seems like little more than a publicity hound with some highly dubious notions on how to advance her career), but at the time when I had screened the movie, I knew next to nothing about her, and it seems unfair to penalize the portrayal after the fact. So within the context of the picture, Julie’s tale is charming, and it’s aided immeasurably by Adams’ typically likable performance in the role. Two–time Oscar nominee Stephen Goldblatt (Batman Forever) was brought on board to shoot the picture, and while most of the film looks good, it can be assumed that the photography of the food probably took precedence even over the actors. As in Babette’s Feast, Eat Drink Man Woman and Big Night (another foodie flick with Tucci), the camera gazes so lovingly on each prepared dish (even the burnt ones!) that it’s virtually impossible to exit the theater without wanting to head immediately to a gourmet restaurant. That, then, is one of the beauties of Julie & Julia: While other ambitious movies are content targeting the heart and the mind, this one adds another palatable layer by also going for the stomach.

A PERFECT GETAWAY A Perfect Getaway might be far from perfect, but it’s good enough to be considered one of this summer’s biggest out–of–left–field surprises. A twisty thriller that will keep most audience members alternately on their toes and on the edge of their seats, this feels like a classic case of a B movie showing its more heavily hyped A–list competition how to get the job done with little fuss or fanfare. A Perfect Getaway is set in Hawaii, but forget Sarah Marshall: Despite some humor spicing up the picture at regular intervals, this mostly shows how Paradise on Earth can quickly morph into a living hell, as news spreads around the islands about how a newlywed couple was gruesomely murdered by another couple who got away. Cliff (Steve Zahn) and Cydney (Milla Jovovich), newlyweds themselves, are determined not to let this disturbing information disrupt their honeymoon, which consists of hoofing it through remote Hawaiian terrain. Largely to steer clear of a menacing couple (Chris continues on p. 32

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Judd Apatow’s previous works, Knocked Up and especially The 40–Year–Old Virgin, contained plenty of laugh–out–loud moments. Yet what distinguished them from most of the doltish fanboy comedies hitting theaters these days (The Hangover, for instance) is that Apatow made sure to include genuine characters rather than stock types in his stories and made us care enough about them to allow the movies to resonate beyond their nyuk content. Adam Sandler is cast as George Simmons, a hugely successful Hollywood star whose comedies suck but nevertheless make wads of cash (the obvious in–joke is that Simmons’ movies, like Merman and My Best Friend Is a Robot, look no worse than Sandler films like Little Nicky and Big Daddy). George has just been diagnosed with a rare –– and potentially fatal –– strain of leukemia, and this naturally sours his entire disposition. After the obligatory bouts of self–pity, he tries to move ahead, first by hiring rising comic Ira Wright (Seth Rogen) to write material for him and then by trying to rekindle a romance with Laura (Leslie Mann, Apatow’s real– life wife), an ex–fiancee now married to an Australian businessman (Eric Bana) and blessed with two small girls (played by Apatow and Mann’s daughters, Maude and Iris). Funny People contains the crudeness we’ve come to expect from Apatow, but there isn’t anything here remotely as inspired as the raunchy but riotous bits in The 40–Year–Old Virgin and Knocked Up. Instead, the vulgarity frequently pops up during the standup bits performed by George and Ira, threadbare material that only serves to make us miss Richard Pryor all that much more. The name of the movie is Funny People, and Sandler and Rogen are known for being funny people, so what does it say that Bana, generally a dour stick–in–the–mud in such titles

as Hulk and Munich, ends up delivering the funniest performance as Laura’s anxious husband?

THE UGLY TRUTH If impressionable frat boys can enjoy The Hangover this summer and impressionable teenagers can enjoy Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, then why not give impressionable women their own imbecillic film? An abhorrent romantic comedy, The Ugly Truth is so inept and ill–conceived on so many levels that mandatory sterilization seems to be the only punishment suitable for everyone involved in this mess. We wouldn’t want these folks breeding like rabbits. In a typically bad performance consisting primarily of exaggerated reaction shots, Katherine Heigl (also serving as executive producer) plays Abby, a TV news producer who’s also a frigid control freak loved only by her cat. Into her world enters Mike (Gerard Butler), a chauvinist whose cable access show (The Ugly Truth) gets absorbed into Abby’s news program in an effort to boost ratings. Mike’s segment, in which he claims that men can’t be taught anything once they pass toilet training and that there’s no such thing as a romantic male, offends Abby, but eventually she finds herself turning to Mike for help on how to land her hottie neighbor, Colin (Eric Winter).

Harry Potter and The Half–Blood Prince Chris Columbus was unfairly lambasted in some quarters for the first two Potter pics, but I think his comparatively lighthearted approach worked since the early chapters were as much about the Disneyland appeal of the Hogwarts school as anything else. But as J.K. Rowling’s books progressed, the child actors matured, and the directors changed, the franchise began to take on a decidedly darker tone, with a likable character killed off in each of the three most recent works and teen protagonists Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) continually having to contend with raging hormones that prove to be as challenging to conquer as any Dementor. The evil Lord Voldemort was finally given human form in the previous two pictures (Ralph Fiennes oozed slithery menace in the part), but in Half–Blood Prince, he’s never seen, only felt (Tom Riddle, who became

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Activism & Politics Coastal Democrats

Contact Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 109 W. Victory Dr. , Savannah

Libertarian Party of Chatham County

meets the first and third Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Chinatown Buffet, 307 Highway 80 in Garden City. 308-3934 or Chinatown Buffet, 307 Highway 80 , Garden City

Progressive Action for Savannah

Group interested in progressive politics in Savannah. If you’re interested in joining the cause, contact Claudia Collier 912-748-0731 or

Benefits Altamaha Riverkeeper Clam Jam

The event will be ARK’s major fundraiser for the year, to help continue protecting Georgia’s largest watershed. Their goal is $50,000. Enjoy music, dancing, auctions and dinner, including local shrimp, clams and oysters at the event on Oct 3. The org is also looking for donations to be auctioned. Visit website for more info.

Altamaha Riverkeeper Clam Jam

The event will be ARK’s major fundraiser for the year, to help continue protecting Georgia’s largest watershed. Their goal is $50,000. Enjoy music, dancing, auctions and dinner, including local shrimp, clams and oysters at the event on Oct 3. The org is also looking for donations to be auctioned. Visit website for more info.

Home and Heart Warming Program

The United Way of the Coastal Empire is taking applications for this Atlanta Gas Light Co. program. United Way was given a grant to be used to help low-income homeowners with free repair or replacement of gas appliances, such as hot water heaters, furnaces, space heaters and stoves. Qualified customers also can apply for free weatherization of their homes. The program is open to residents of Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty and Glynn counties. Call 6517730. United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah

National Brain Tumor Society Fundraiser in honor of Doug Wyatt

Doug Wyatt was a local journalist who passed away in February after a battling a very aggressive brain tumor. His family will be raising money for the National Brain Tumor Society online, as well as during the monthly First Friday for Folk Music event at the First Presbyterian Church on September 4. Visit the website for more info or to make a donation.

NFBPA Annual Scholarship Banquet

The Savannah Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators will host their 2nd annual scholarship banquet. Guest speaker will be Thomas N. Todd, renowned attorney and civil rights activist. For tickets or info, call 912651-3653 or visit Civic Center Ballroom,

Operation Christmas Child

The group encourages volunteers to fill simple shoe box gifts with toys, necessity items, school supplies, candy and often hand-written notes of encouragement. The gifts are then hand-delivered to children worldwide who are suffering because of natural disaster, disease, war, terrorism, famine and poverty. http://www.

School Supply Drive

The West Broad Street YMCA is asking for donations of school supplies to give to youth in its summer camp program. For more information call Deborah Enoch or Peter Doliber at 233-1951. West Broad St. YMCA, 1110 May Street ,

School Supply Drive

The West Broad Street YMCA is asking for donations of school supplies to give to youth in its summer camp program. For more information call Deborah Enoch or Peter Doliber at 233-1951. West Broad St. YMCA, 1110 May Street ,

Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund

Donations can be made to the United Way of the Coastal Empire. All proceeds will go to affected victims and their families. Credit-card donations may be made calling 651-7701, and checks and money orders made payable to the United Way of the Coastal Empire, with “Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund” written in the memo line, can be mailed to: United Way of the Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St., Savannah, 31401. United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah http://www.uwce. org/

United Way 2-1-1

An information and referral service in Chatham, Effingham, Liberty, Bryan, Glynn abnd McIntosh counties is available by calling 2-1-1. Services include food pantry programs, bill payment assistance, rent assistance, foreclosure prevention, job search and training programs, childcare programs, housing solutions and financial education. United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah

Call for Entries Creative Flag Design Competition

Artists will be able to choose a specific art period on which to base their designs. Materials will be provided, or you may provide your own. Maximum 2 entries per artist. Deadline for submissions is September 14th. Winners will be announced September 18th. Cash prizes. Horizon Gallery, 206 E. Bay St. ,

Reality Show Casting Opportunity

A new reality show called “The Good Life” is looking for a few Southern Belles (21+) who live a life of luxury. They are looking for ladies with big personalities, flashy jewelry, designer clothes/handbags, beautiful cars, and homes. Interested ladies should go to the website: (www. and fill out an application ASAP!

Reality Show Casting Opportunity

A new reality show called “The Good Life” is looking for a few Southern Belles (21+) who live a life of luxury. They are looking for ladies with big personalities, flashy jewelry, designer clothes/handbags, beautiful cars, and homes. Interested ladies should go to the website: (www. and fill out an application ASAP!

Register for the Savannah Bridge Run

The Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run is an annual event attracting thousands of participants, race enthusiasts and fun-seekers from Savannah, the Lowcountry and across the U.S. each year. Cost of registration includes a t-shirt and refreshments. Participants cannot register on the day of the race.

TCCa’s 2009 Innovation Awards

The Creative Coast is accepting applications for its Second Annual Innovation Awards. Deadline is Aug. 21. To apply, visit http://innovation. or for more info contact Leigh Acevado,

Vendors Wanted

The St. Francis Cabrini Church is holding its Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 19. They are looking for people interested in selling crafts and treasures during their Craft Sale. Tables are available for $30, and a limited number of covered booths are available for $45. Call 912925-4725 to reserve a spot. St. Frances Cabrini Church, 11500 Middleground Road ,

Classes, Camps & Workshops Abstinence Education

Hope House and Savannah State University are providing an after-school program for youth and young adults ages 12 to 29. Program activities last for about 2 hours every Wednesday at SSU. Transportation is provided. Snacks, field trips and supportive services are provided at no charge. 236-5310. Savannah State University, 3219 College St , Savannah http://www.savstate. edu/

Art, Music and Tutoring for the Inner Child Beginning piano and voice lessons are taught by Linda Luke, who also tutors students in reading. Creative dance and a snack are included in the lessons, and special education students are welcome. Sculpture, painting and drawing are taught by Jerry Luke. Private and small group lessons are available and open to adults, teens and younger children. The lessons last an hour and the cost is $80 a month. The address is 5225 Skidaway Rd. Call 349-0521 or 843-496-0651 for info. Classes, 5225 Skidaway Rd. , Savannah

Artist’s Way Workshop

Explore your creativity Tuesdays 5-6:30pm in a 12-week program. Ongoing Enrollment. 236-3660 International Center for Leadership & Coaching, 236-3660 , Savannah http://www.

Beading Classes

Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 920-6659. Bead Dreamer Studio, 407 A East Montgomery Crossroads , Savannah

Conversational German, Advanced and Beginners

Two ongoing classes for beginners and experienced adults. Everybody who wants to learn German or needs to brush up is welcome. Beginners meet Monday 6-7 pm, advanced 7-8 pm.

Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. ,

Credit and Money Management 12 Hour Seminar

This ongoing course is held every month at the Effingham YMCA in Rincon. This seminar is the first standardized credit education program in the nation. Topics covered are the steps to improve your credit rating and raise your credit scores, budgeting, managing your debt, what lenders require when you borrow money, how to spot looming money problems and how to deal with them before it’s too late. The fee is $99 per person or $169 per couple. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. Contact Carmen at 826-6263 or 484-1266. Effingham YMCA, 1224 Patriot Dr. , Rincon

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute, 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. , Savannah

Get Clients Now!

Don’t let the recession get you down. Meet with others from all industries, to learn & implement a 28-day marketing program. Tuesdays 7:30-8:30am or 4:30-5:30pm. $25 per week. 1st meeting free. RSVP 912-236-3660. International Center for Leadership & Coaching, 236-3660 , Savannah

Learn Spanish

Classes are on Tues and Thurs every week. Call for more info. Savannah Learning Center, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. ,

Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Oatland island Wildlife Center has a new name, but still offers 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. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah http://

Porcelain Painting

Ongoing beginner, intermediate and advanced 4-day class. $250 includes supplies, brushes, porcelain and firing of art. 706-495-6724, www. Internationally renowned teachers. Tybee Island, Tybee Island , Tybee Island

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. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St , Savannah http://www.

Registration for Virtual Middle School Classes

Middle school students can now register for online, fall quarter, core academic and elective courses through the Georgia Virtual School division of the state Department of Education. Courses for enrichment, remediation, or acceleration are 9 weeks in length. http://www.

S.P.A.C.E. Gallery Visual and Performing Arts Classes

Registration is now open for the Fall series of workshops. visual arts sessions include ceramics, printmaking, fibers, metalsmithing, painting

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The Art of Clay

Classes in pottery and sculpting will start this fall. Call Carolyn Graham for more info: 912925-7393

Thinking of Starting a Small Business

Low cost instruction in a group lesson format. Classes in drama, dance, percussion, woodwinds, brass, strings, piano, vocals, guitar, visual arts and music theory Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30pm. $60 per quarter. 352-8366, Salvation Army Community Center, 3000 Bee Rd. , Savannah

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

offers a variety of business classes. It is located at 801 E. Gwinnett St. Call 652-3582. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street , Savannah

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

Be bilingual. The center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Call 272-4579 or 3083561. e-mail or visit Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Savannah Learning Center, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. , Savannah

Self-Defense Classes

Self defense classes in the art of Goshi Jitsu are available for youth and adults. Youth classes: Tues & Thurs 5:30-6:30pm and Sat 9:30-10:30am. Adult classes: Tues & Thurs 6:308:00pm and Sat 10:30am-noon. Call for more info. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2021 Tennessee Ave. ,

Sexual Assualt Nurse Examiner Training

Sexual Assualt Nurse Examiners are called by law enforcement to perform exams on sexual assault victims. The training program is 40 hours and runs from Sept 28-Oct 2. Rape Crisis Hotline,

Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training Program

This 12-week full-time program is designed to provide work training and employment opportunities in the food service industry, including food preparation, food safety and sanitation training, customer service training and job search and placement assistance. Call Mindy Saunders at 234-0525. The Starfish Cafe, 711 East Broad Street , Savannah http://www.thestarfishcafe.


is a course offered twice a month atthe Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St. $50 in advance or $60 at the door. 651-3200, Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E Liberty Street , Savannah

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

offers Beach Discovery and marsh walks. Aquarium hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Monday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children, ages 3016. Senior, military and AAA discounts are available. Call 786-5917 or visit Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1510 Strand , Tybee Island http://www.

Vocal Classes

The Highest Praise School of the Arts is accepting applicants for the 2008 Vocal Basics Classes. To register visit or call 927-8601 for more info. Overcoming by Faith Ministries, 9700 Middleground Rd. , Savannah

Volunteer 101

A 30-minute course that covers issues to help volunteers get started is held the first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The first Thursday, the class is at Savannah State University, and the third Thursday, at United Way, 428 Bull St. Register by calling Summer at 651-7725 or visit United Way of Coastal Empire, 428 Bull St , Savannah http://

Wednesday Figure Drawing Group

Work from a live model. Open to artists with some experience - no instruction offered. $60 a month. Judy Mooney. 443-9313 or judymooney@ The Freight Station, 703 Louisville Rd. , Savannah

Clubs & Organizations 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. The Red Zone Bar and Grill, 3975 Highway 17 , Richmond Hill

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Civil Air Patrol

Geechee Sailing Club

offers aerospace education porgrams and activities for adults and teens ages 12-18. Meets every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Savannah Flying Tiger Composite Squadron behind SITEL in the former Savannah Airport Terminal Building Complex off Dean Forest Road. Visit www., send e-mail to, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410. Savannah Flying Tiger Composite Squadron, Savannah International Airport , Savannah

meets the second Monday of the month (except for November) at 6:30pm. Open to all interested in boating and related activities. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr , Thunderbolt

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

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association

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Coastal MINIs

is a group of local MINI Cooper owners and enthusiasts who gather on the first Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. to meet other MINI owners and go on motoring adventures together. Visit Starbucks, Victory Drive and Skidaway Road , Savannah

Coffee & Conversation

Held every Tuesday at 8am by Creative Coast as a networking event. http://links.thecreativecoast. org/conversation. Cafe Ambrosia, 202 E. Broughton St. , Savannah

Derby Devil Jeerleaders

Do you like roller derby? Want to wear fun costumes and cheer for your team? Enjoy all the punk rock roller derby attitude without the threat of injury and support our local rollergirls as part of the Jeerleader Squad. Email fromamonkey@ for more info.

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

meets the second Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. at Tubby’s Restaurant. The cost is the price of the meal. RSVP to 660-8257. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr , Thunderbolt meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. between Park Avenue and Duffy Street. Call 236-8546. American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. , Savannah

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. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. , Savannah

Moon River Chorus

is a ladies’ barbershop chorus. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. in the social hall of Whitefield United Methodist Church, corner of 55th Street and Waters Avenue. Visitors are welcome. Call Sylvia at 927-2651 or sylviapf@aol. com. Whitefield United Methodist Church, 728 E. 55th Street , Savannah

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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 898-8316 or 898-5086 or visit First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah

Savannah Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association

Learn to be a real estate investor or landlord. Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Spiva Law Group, 12020 Abercorn St. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Spiva Law Group, 12020 Abercorn St. , Savannah

Savannah Art Association

Enjoy classes, informal “playshops” and shows on River Street and area businesses. Now accepting applications for new members. 2327731.

Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. 447-0943. Call 447-0943 or visit www.hdb. org and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. , Savannah

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 Tubby’s Tank House in Thunderbolt. 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 or 925-4709. Tubby’s Tank House (Thunderbolt), 2909 River Dr , Thunderbolt

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. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St , Savannah http://www.stewart.

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 Jaycee Building, 101 Atlas St. , Savannah

Savannah Kennel Club

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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. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://

Savannah Writers Network

meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7pm at Books a Million to discuss, share and critique writing of fiction or non-fiction novels, essays or short stories. A meet-and-greet precedss the meeting at 6:30pm. Melissa Sanso, 441-0030. Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn St , Savannah


Knitting, spinning and crocheting Monday and Tuesday from 5-8pm and occasional Sunday 24pm at wild fibre, 409 E. Liberty. Jennifer Harey, 238-0514. wild fibre, 409 E. Liberty , Savannah

Sweet Adeline Chorus

rehearses weekly on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Hopsital’s meeting rooms. Contact St. Joseph’s Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd. , Savannah

The Armstrong Center

The Armstrong Center is available for meetings, seminars, workshops or social events. Classrooms, meeting space, auditorium and 6000square-foot ballroom. 344-2951. Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. , Savannah

TriUnity Opportunity Meeting

meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Best Western at I-95 and 204. Learn how to start a business from home. Free. Ask for Chris and Sandy Benton. Best Western, I-95 and Highway 204 , Savannah

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@ Old Tybee School, Tybee Island , Tybee Island

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 Hyatt Regency, 2 W. Bay St. , Savannah

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 9273356. American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. , Savannah


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 Ryan’s, Stephenson Ave. , Savannah

Argentine Tango

meets the third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at J.C. Lewis Ford, 9505 Abercorn St. An open cruisein is held the third Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Kroger/Krystal across from the Savannah Mall on Abercorn Ext. Kenneth Brabham, 772-8362 or Leonard Kantziper at 354-1826. J.C. Lewis Ford, 9505 Abercorn St. , Savannah

Auditions for “The Nutcracker”

Argentina Tango Savannah group gives lessons Sundays 1:30-3:30 p.m. Open to the public. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. ,

Argentine Tango Classes with Dave Allen

Savannah Mustang Club

Argentine Tango continuing series Thursday’s @ 7:30PM. Call David Allen @ 912-401-2280 for information and enrollment. The STUDIO, 2805b Roger Lacey Ave. ,

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

This audition is open to anyone interested in being in the Nutcracker, not only Islands Dance Academy students. Everyone who wishes to be in the Nutcracker that is in the 2nd Grade or older needs to plan to attend this audition. 2nd-4th graders: 10-11:30am, 5th grader and older: 12:30pm. Islands Dance Academy,

meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the First City Club. First City Club, 32 Bull St , Savannah

Beginner’s Belly Dance Class

Classes teaching the basics of belly dancing. Walk-ins welcome. Sundays 11:40am-12:40pm. Contact Nicole Edge: 912-596-0889. kleokatt@ Tantra Lounge, 8 E. Broughton St. ,

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 e-mail to Visit www.IrishDanceClasses. com.. Life Moves Dance Studio, 10747 Ford Ave , Richmond Hill

C.C. Express Dance Team

meets every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Recreation Building. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary for this group. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest , Savannah

Everybody Can Dance

The Highest Praise School of the Arts presents a workshop every 3rd Saturday at 10am for all ages. Free. 927-8601, Overcoming by Faith Ministries, 9700 Middleground Rd. , Savannah

Flamenco Enthusiasts

Dance or learn flamenco in Savannah with the Flamenco Cooperative. Meetings are held on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 or 3 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance. Any level welcome. If you would like to dance, accompany or sing, contact Laura Chason at laura_chason@yahoo. com. Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St , Savannah

Home Cookin’ Cloggers

meet every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Nassau Woods Recreation Building on Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes are being held at this time, however help will be available for those interested in learning. Call Claudia Collier at 748-0731. Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road , Savannah

Pole Dancing Class

POLE DANCING...for exercise. Learn dance moves and spins while working your abs, tone your legs and arms, a total body workout. Ladies Only! The only thing that comes off is your shoes. Classes are held Wendesdays at 7:30pm and on Fridays by request. Private parties available. Space is limited call in advance to make your reservation. $70 per month or $22 per class. Please call for further details 912-224-9667 or visit Fitness Body & Balance Personal Training Studio, 2209 Rowland Ave, Suite 2 , Savannah

Savannah Shag Club

offers shag music every Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 36 on Victory Drive. American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr , Thunderbolt

Swing Dancing by Savannah Swing Catz

Free swing dance lesson and dance every Monday, 7:30-8pm, dancing from 8-10pm. Tantra Lounge 8 E. Broughton St. Free. 220-8096, info@ Tantra Lounge, 8 East Broughton Street , Savannah


Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Jazz - The most comprehensive dance training in Savannah. Auditioning for Ensemble program. Registering and accepting new students. 912-695-9149 the STUDIO, 2805-b Roger Lacey Ave ,

Youth Dance Program

The West Broad Street YMCA, Inc. presents its Instructional DanceProgram 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. YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St , Savannah

Events De-Mystifying Adoption

Event will feature talks from an adoption attorney, adoptive parents, a birth mother and an adoption consultant to help people gain a comprehensive understanding of the adoption process. Refreshments will be served. No reservations required. St. Anne Church, 10550 Ford Avenue , Richmond Hill

Market at Trustees Garden

A weekly event serving up fresh, local produce, gardening showcases and much more. www. Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. ,

Music in the Parlour

Step into the past with jazz pianist Diana Rogers for an intimate view of Victorian life in Savannah. An afternoon of music, history and refreshments. Reservations required: 912-236-2866.

Tacos on Tuesdays

All you can eat tacos for $5 every Tuesday, 6-9pm. Bar available. Open to everyone. 3986732 or 354-5515. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. , Savannah

Film & Video Film: Inglorious Bastards (Italy 1978)

Before Quentin Tarantino’s remake debuts on big screens across the country, check out the original from Italian director Enzo Castellari. This original version finds a group of U.S. military posing as Nazi troops in order to try and destroy a shipment of German V2 rockets. Often referred to as “The Dirty Dozen of Italian exploitation cinema,” it is a guilty pleasure for war movie buffs. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave ,

Fitness A balanced life

Student massage is offered at the Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc. Cost ranges from $30 to $40 for a one-hour massage and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 3553011 for an appointment. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc, 6413 Waters Avenue , Savannah

Acupuncture for Health

is available Monday thru Saturday at Hidden Well Acupuncture Center downtown. Traditional Chinese medical consultations and treatments are available with Fawn Smiley and Nicole Coughlin Ware. 233-9123, or hiddenwellacupuncture@ Hidden Well Acupuncture Center, 318 East Huntingdon Street , Savannah

Ashram Savannah Yoga Co Op

Discounted class prices, open studio time and special events. Ashram Savannah, 2424 Drayton St. , Savannah

Awakening Yoga

Start your day with some yoga by the water. Isle of Hope Marina’s Pavillion by the Water, http://

Basic & Beyond Yoga Classes

Whether you’re just learning yoga, or you’ve had some experience, but are looking for some more. This class is for you. Visit website or call for more info. Ashram Yoga,

Cardiorespiratory Endurence Training

will be offered by Chatham County Park Services for persons 18 and up at Tom Triplett Park on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 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. Tom Triplett Community Park, U.S. Highway 80 West , Pooler

Children’s Yoga

Introduce your child to the art of yoga. Ages 3-7. For more info visit website or call. Ashram Yoga,

Crossfit Hyperformance

meets mormings at 6:30am at Crossfit Hyperformance. Visit www.crossfirhyperformance. com. or call Jennifer at 224-0406 or Drew at 541-0530. Crossfit Hyperformance, 904 E 70th Street , Savannah

Fit Lunch

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Join us for a 30 to 40 Minute workout on your lunch hour. Classes offered Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10:45am until 2:00pm by Fitness Body & Balance Personal Training Studio. Classes are organized and led by 2 Certified Personal Trainers and will utilize a variety of training techniques which may include strength training, interval and cardio as well as core, balance and flexibility. Advanced booking required. Please call for further details 912-398-4776 or 912-224-9667. Fitness Body & Balance Personal Training Studio, 2209 Rowland Ave, Suite 2 , Savannah

Fitness Classes at the JEA

Spin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for days and times. 355-8111. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St , Savannah

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga with Mary Ann is offered Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Participants must be 18 or older. Mat and blanket are required. Limited to 12 participants. Pre-register at or call 234-0980. Held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah upstairs in Phillippa’s Place. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. , Savannah

Hip Hop Cardio

Monday and Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm. Taught by Mahogany. Registration is $40. $20 per month for members and $30 per month for non-members. West Broad Street YMCA, 1110 May St. , Savannah

Kidz Fitness

an ongoing aerobic fitness class for children 6-13 with weight concerns. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-5:45 p.m. at the Candler Hospital Wellness Center. Children must be members of the Candler Wellness Center. 819-8800. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. , Savannah

Learn Kung Fu Today

The Temple of Martial Arts is a Kung Fu school where men and women of all levels of martial arts experience come together to learn the art of Wing Chun and Tai Chi. SiFu Michael, 4299241, “Kung Fu in Savannah.” The Temple of Martial Arts, 407 E Montgomery Cross Rd, Ste B , Savannah

Martial Arts

For ages 7 to adult, taught by S.T. Morgan Wednesday and Friday 5:30-6:30pm and 6:307:30pm. Registration, $40. $20 per month for members and $30 per month for non-members. West Broad Street YMCA, 1110 May St. , Savannah

Men On Weights

Designed for those who want to work out in a group setting with family and friends. For pricing call 898-7714. Spine & Sport, 22 West Oglethorpe Ave , Savannah

Mindful Fitness Membership Price Plan

$25 per month includes entry into all the Center for WellBeing classes. Pre-register in Suite 120 in the Candler Heart & Lung building. 819-6463. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

are held Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Infants must be 6 weeks to 6 months, precrawling. The cost is $13 per class. Multi-class discounts are available. The instructor is Betsy Boyd Strong. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 4416653 or visit Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St , Savannah http://www.

Moms in Motion

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing is offering a pre- and post-natal exercise program, on July 1 and every Wednesday at 5:30 PM. The

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(March 21–April 19) Maybe you weren’t listened to very attentively as a child. Perhaps you were dressed in clothes you didn’t like, hugged only three times a year, and fed food you were allergic to. I suppose it’s even possible that your parents were psychotic drug dealers who kept you chained to a radiator in their squalid basement. If that’s the case, Aries, I would understand if you had an urge to devote the next three decades to bewailing your bitter past and scheming up ways to wreak revenge on the cruel world. But if you have ever been curious about whether there might be better ways to allocate your time and energy, I have good news. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you now have it in your power to overcome your toughest memories and set out on a course to become almost as secure as if those bad things had never happened.


(April 20–May 20) Let’s say you’re listening to your favorite band on a stereo system. There is a place between the two speakers where you will hear the two streams of music blend perfectly, exactly as the sound engineer intended. This place is called the sweet spot. If you play tennis or baseball, you know about another version of the term “sweet spot.” It’s the area on the racquet or the bat where you get best results when striking the ball. According to my astrological analysis, Taurus, this will be your ruling metaphor for the next three weeks. You have arrived at your very own sweet spot –– the embodiment of all that is melodious, graceful, delicious, aromatic, and effective.


(May 21–June 20) Squirrels often bury the nuts they find, intending to come back and retrieve their bounty at a later time. The only trouble is, they sometimes forget where their hiding places are, and the nuts go uneaten. This, at least, is the story told by children’s book writer Beatrix Potter, and I regard her as an authority on such matters. I bring this to your attention, Gemini, because you’re entering a phase when it will be wise for you to track down and accumulate extra reserves of a prime resource. As you do, make sure you remember all the pertinent details

that will allow you to fully access them when you need them in the future.


(June 21–July 22) For better or worse, you are at least temporarily becoming more psychic. It could be a blessing, or it might be a bit of a burden. You may really enjoy having an enhanced ability to tune in to what people are thinking and feeling, and it could prove eminently useful. Knowing what’s *really* on everyone’s mind might give you a significant edge as you work to turn grand fantasies into well–grounded realities. But it also might tax your empathy or tempt you to ignore boundaries that should be upheld. I hope that by informing you of this situation, I have made it far more likely that your higher sensitivity will be a gift instead of a glitch.


(July 23–Aug. 22) Your strategies are very close to working. The results you’ve generated so far are almost useful, bordering on successful, and on the brink of being beautiful. My question now is: You won’t stop here, will you? You’ve already garnered a measure of recognition. You’ve gotten a taste of victory over your old bugaboos. Will you be satisfied with these partial breakthroughs, or will you fight and kick and scratch to strip away the almosts and ascend to utter triumph?


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) No more rotten dessert, Virgo. No more silky danger or juicy poison. No more worthless treasures or empty successes or idiotic brilliance. Soon all those crazy–making experiences will be gone, blasted, dead. By this time next week, the bad influences that were trying to pass themselves off as good influences will have fallen away in response to your courageous drive for authenticity. You will be primed to restore your innocence and play in places where purity is the rule, not the exception. Already, the wisdom of your wild heart is regenerating, giving you the strength to overthrow the sour, life–hating influences that were threatening to smother your spirit.


(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) An epic treasure hunt will soon begin. Are you ready for it? I don’t

think you are. To get yourself in shape to perform at a high level, I suggest that you open your mind wider than you ever have before. The clues that will be most helpful won’t resemble any clues you’ve ever valued in the past, and they’ll be arriving from unforeseen sources. I’ll give you a hint about what to look for in the early going of the quest for the magic boon: What circumstance in your life has a certain metaphorical similarity to a speakeasy during the time when alcohol sales were illegal in America?


(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) It’s not a favorable moment to get your honey’s name tattooed on your forearm. Maybe in November, but not now. On the other hand, it’s an excellent time to determine whether your lover is willing to have your name tattooed on his or her forearm. In the coming weeks, I also encourage you to figure out which of your allies would give you half of their fudge brownie and which wouldn’t; which authority figures would be inclined to give you precisely what you want rather than see you walk out of their lives; and which of your associates are too jealous of you to be truly helpful. Be cagey about how you apply the tests, Scorpio. See if you can subtly gauge where everyone stands in relationship to you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

I’d like to discuss The Game. Do you know what I mean? I’m talking about The Unnamed Game. The Uber–Game that is so vast and all–encompassing that it’s virtually a secret. What if you discovered that one of the seemingly sacrosanct rules of The Game was really just a local ordinance, and no longer applied if you played in a different arena or at a higher level? And what if I said that in this different arena or higher level, new allies are poised to introduce you to loopholes and shortcuts you never imagined existed?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

I think you’ve been lurking and slinking long enough, Capricorn. For now, you’ve learned all you need to know about wrestling with camouflage and subterfuge. You’ve done all you could to clean up the crooked places and bring integrity to the twisted stories. Now it’s high

time for you to come out and play –– to exit the claustrophobic maze and make a break for wide–open spaces. Some cautionary advice: To keep from getting pinched by trick endings, make sure all sales are final and all goodbyes are complete.


(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) Technically, this would be an excellent time to shuck all your responsibilities and plunge into a week–long bacchanalia, complete with rowdy feasting and delirious dancing and lunatic laughter and erotic abandon and mind–altering emotions. Realistically, though, while such an interlude might do wonders for your relationship with yourself, it could dampen your relationships with people who rely on you. Unless of course you could coax them into joining you on your binge.


(Feb. 19-March 20) Did you ever notice that some people seem to be addicted to falling in love over and over again? While they may truly have a natural propensity to exult in the beauty of a great variety of their fellow humans, I also suspect that their addiction serves as an excuse for them to fall in love with themselves over and over again. At least in part, each new romantic partner is a pawn in their strategy for coming back home to themselves. Here’s what I’m inclined to ask these people: Why not simply eliminate the middleman or middlewoman? I’m not necessarily implying that you’ll benefit from this advice right now, Pisces. But then why did a soft, lulling voice in my head just suggest that I tell it to you? cs


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happenings | continued from page 37 class, which is led by an Exercise Specialist certified in maternity fitness, will highlight specific exercises that will improve a motherto-be’s balance, functional strength and flexibility. Each one hour session will conclude with a stress-relieving cool down and relaxation component. For more information and to pre-register, call 819-MIND (6463).

Pilates Class


This exercise program strengthens and revitalizes without building bulk. Call to preregister. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being,

Private Kung Fu Classes

offered at the Temple of Martial Arts, Savannah’sonly Wing Chun and Tai Chi Kung Fu School. SiFu Michael,429-9241, www. “Kung Fu in Savannah” . The Temple of Martial Arts, 407 E Montgomery Cross Rd, Ste B , Savannah

Reiki Level II Training

Reiki can assist in healing the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual bodies, increase connection and awareness with the higher self and the universe. Classes are 1-6 pm at Southern Hemisphere, 41 Habersham St. $200.00. 234-6371. Southern Hemisphere, 41 Habersham St. , Savannah

Rolf Method Bodywork

for posture, chronic pain and alignment of body/mind/spirit. Jeannie Kelley, LMT, certified advanced Rolf practitioner. www., 843-422-2900. Island Somatherapy, 127 Abercorn Street , Savannah

Salsa Classes


Learn Salsa “Rueda de Casino” style every Wednesday, from 6-7pm Beginner, 7-8pm Intermediate, at the Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. Grace, 234-6183 or Juan, 330-5421. Delaware Recreation Center, 1815 Lincoln St. , Savannah

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“Greater-Than Sudoku” For this “Greater-Than Sudoku,” I’m not givin’ you ANY numbers to start off with! Adjoining squares in the grid’s 3x3 boxes have a greater-than sign (>) telling you which of the two numbers in those squares is larger. Fill in every square with a number from 1–9 using the greater-than signs as a guide. When you’re done, as in a normal Sudoku, every row, column, and 3x3 box will contain the numbers 1–9 exactly one time. (Solving hint: try to look for the 1’s and 9’s in each box first, then move on to the 2’s and 8’s, and so on).

Located at 1321 Bull St. Call 441-6653 or visit for schedule of classes, times and fees. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St , Savannah http://www.

Squats N’ Tots

This class will help you stretch and strengthen overused body parts, as well as focus on muscle endurance, low impact aerobics, and abdominal work. Your baby (age 6 weeks to one year) can get in on the fun, or simply stay close to you on your mat. Call to pre-register St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being,

Tai Chi Classes

St. Joseph’s/Candler offers Tai Chi classes in the evenings every Tuesday and Thursday. Tai Chi is an exercise derived from the ancient Chinese martial arts. Call to pre-register. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being,

The Yoga Room

Visit or call 898-0361 for a schedule of classes, times and fees. Savannah Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Dr , Savannah http://www.thesavannahyogaroom. com/

Tybee Island Sunrise Boot Camp

is held Monday – Friday from 6-7am. Park at North Beach parking lot and go over first crossover. Bring a mat. Three days of strength training and two days of cardio. Vicki Lyn, 5963009. No prices at this time, but contributions accepted. North Beach, Tybee Island , Tybee Island

Vitality Qigong Seminar with Robin Murphy

Learn the ancient art of Qigong with renowned instructor Robin Murphy. Call Noel for info: 912-352-0675 Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. ,

Wing Chun Kung Fu

Effective for everyone, regardless of size, strength or gender. Developed by women, for women, and geared for smaller or weaker individuals to enable themselves to defend against strong or aggressive attackers. Temple of Martial Arts, $75 a month for 12 sessions. 429-9241. “Kung Fu in Savannah.” The Temple of Martial Arts, 407 E Montgomery Cross Rd, Ste B , Savannah

Yoga and Pilates Classes

Yoga: Tues 8am & 5:45pm, Thurs at 8am & 5:30pm Pilates: Mon at 7pm, Sat at 8am. Class sizes are small, so please RSVP: 912341-9473 or brandon@pro-fitpersonaltraining. com Pro-Fit Personal Training, 18 E. Broughton St. 2nd Floor ,

Yoga at the Telfair

Savannah Yoga Center director Kelley Boyd guides the class through beginner and intermediate yoga positions while incorporating various aspects of the artwork on display. Bring a yoga mat and towel. Saturdays at 9:45am. Drop-ins welcome. Jepson Center for the Arts, York Square ,

Yoga Teacher Training Institute

A 200-hour Basic Yoga Teacher Training program is offered at Savannah Yoga Center. It meets Yoga Alliance standards, and graduates will receive a certificate and be eligible for certification by the alliance. The cost for the entire course is $1,500. Call 441-6653 or visit Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St , Savannah http://www.

Yogalates Classes

are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing on Thursdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. The cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for eight sessions. Call 819-6463. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. , Savannah

Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or First City Network, 307 E Harris St , Savannah

Gay AA Meeting

meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 311 E. Macon St. For information, contact Ken at 398-8969. Gay AA, 311 E. Macon St. , Savannah

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

Savannah Pride, Inc.

meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the FCN office located at 307 E. Harris St. Everyone is encouraged to attend, for without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call Patrick Mobley at 224-3238. First City Network, 307 E Harris St , Savannah

Stand Out Youth -- Savannah

A Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth organization. Meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the FCN building located at 307 E. Harris St. Call 657-1966, email info@ or visit www.standoutyouth. org. First City Network, 307 E Harris St , Savannah

Community Cardiovascular Council, Inc.

Control your high blood pressure. Free blood pressure checks and information at the Community Cardiovascular Council at 1900 Abercorn St. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 232-6624. Community Cardiovascular Council, 1900 Abercorn St. , Savannah

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. Community Health Mission, Inc, 310 Eisenhower Dr., Suite 6 , Savannah

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. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St , Savannah

Free Chair Massages

Free 10 minute chair massages. First come, first serve. Mon, Wed & Fri from 5-7pm. Therapeutic Massage Specialists, 18 E. Broughton St. 2nd Floor ,

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. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St , Savannah

Free Vision Screenings

are offered to the public Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sam’s Club Optical-Savannah. No membership is required. Call 352-2844. Sam’s Club Optical, 1975 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. , Savannah

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. My Brothaz H.O.M.E., 211 Price St , Savannah

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 Birththroughlove@ Family Health & Birth Center, 119 Chimney Rd , Rincon

Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Clinic

is offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler and Emory. Patients can receive pre and post-operative care at the clinic rather than travel to Atlanta. Call Karen Traver, R.N. Transplant Coordinator, at

819-8350. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. , Savannah

La Leche League of Savannah

Mothers wishing to find out more about breastfeeding are invited to attend a meeting on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. La Leche League of Savannah is a breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers. La Leche League Leaders of Savannah are also available by phone or email for anyone who needs more information. 897-9261, www.lllusa. org/web/SavannahGA.html. Family Health and Birth Center, 1692 Chatham Parkway , Savannah


Ladies Living Smart Fitness Club

Providing nutritional education and an exercise program to encourage lifestyle changes for women. Call for more info. St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. ,


St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group – Pembroke. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 8196800. Please specify that you are calling for the Mobile unit.

Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group

meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6pm on the 2nd floor of the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. 355-5196. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Meditation for Relaxation and Stress Relief

Learn to relax through non-religious meditation. Instruction and practice followed by Q&A. Thursdays, 6-7pm. $5. Small World Therapeutic Massage on Whitemarsh Island (next to Jalapeno’s). 897-7979. Small World Therapeutic Massage, 115 Charlotte Dr , Savannah

Memorial Health blood pressure check

are offered free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 350-7587. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

Memorial Health CPR training

FitnessOne provides American Heart Association courses each month to certify individuals in infant, child and adult CPR. The cost is $30. Call 350-4030 or visit Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

Smoke Stoppers

St. Joseph’s/Candler group-facilitated smoking cessation program offers an intensive class in 7 sessions over 3 weeks featuring a wide range of proven-effective strategies to help smokers control their urges, manage nicotine withdrawal and stress and avoid weight gain. The cost is $100. Call 819-6718. Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. , Savannah

Team Savannah Wellness

A group dedicated to imrpoving the quality of lives in the Five Pillars of Health: mind, body, family, society and finances. Meets every second and fourth Tuesday at 5:30pm in the meeting room of The Woods Complex on Hodgson Memorial Drive. 656-2952, www.chaienergy@ The Woods Complex, Hodgson Memorial Drive , Savannah

Nature and Environment Alligators & Anhingas

Learn about the thriving eco-system in the Wildlife Refuge, and it’s as important as it is beautiful. (And, if you don’t already know, find out what an anhinga is.) Meet at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Reservations Required.

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Call 912-236-8115.

Shorebirds & Shorelines

Join a Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide to meet some of the long distance flyers that visit the Georgia coast. You’ll discover some of the mysteries and dynamics of our wide, flat beaches. Find out who hides under the sand, and what they’re hiding from. Learn where beaches come from and why they’re there. Reservations required.

Take a walk on the wild side

The Oatland Island Wildlife Center offers a 2-mile Native Animal Nature Trail that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats, and features live native animal exhibits. Located 5 miles east of downtown off the Islands Expressway. Open daily from 10-4 except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Admission is $5 over 17, and $3 seniors/military/children ages 4-17. 898-3980, Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah http://

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Visit the center to discover the Georgia coast. The exhibits and aquariums are home to more than 100 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, corals and other interesting sea creatures. The center offers Beach Discovery and marsh walks. Aquarium hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Monday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children, ages 3-16. Senior, military and AAA discounts are available. Call 786-5917 or visit Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1510 Strand , Tybee Island http://www.

Pets & Animals 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 Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St , Savannah

Low-cost Spay Neuter Clinic

with free transport. Vaccines are available. Service is provided 11 counties in Georgia, including Chatham and Effingham, and South Carolina. Call the Spay/Neuter Alliance and Clinic at 843645-2500 or visit Spay/Neuter Alliance & Clinic, 21 Getsinger Street , Ridgeland

Savannah Kennel Club

The club meets monthly on the fourth Monday at 7 p.m. from September through May at Fire Mountain restaurant on Stephenson Avenue.

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welcome. Call 234-0980 or visit Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. , Savannah http://www.uusavannah. org

The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 5 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Time changes with season. Call for time change. Call 234-3336. Canine Palace Inc, 618 Abercorn St , Savannah http://www.caninepalacesavannah. com

Attend church from home Sundays at 9 and 11am with Pastor Ricky Temple and Overcoming by Faith Ministries. Log onto, click ’Watch Now’. 927-8601. Overcoming by Faith Ministries, 9700 Middleground Rd. , Savannah

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Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605. African-American Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St , Savannah http://www.

Tea time at Ola’s

is a new book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660. Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E Bay St , Savannah

Religious & Spiritual Calling All Christians

Open prayer will be held the second Thursday of the month from 4-4:20 p.m. at the Forsyth Park fountain. Call Suzanne at 232-3830. Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St , Savannah

Celtic Evening Eucharist

Deeply rooted in Celtic spirituality and hospitality. Find a welcoming space, a sense of belonging, a loving encounter with God where everyone has a place at the table. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th and Abercorn ,

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, located on Johnson Square. Christ Church, 28 Bull St. ,

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. Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn Ext , Savannah

DrUUming Circle

is held the first Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah on Troup Square at Habersham and Macon streets. Drummers, dancers and the drum-curious are

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Metaphysics For Everyday Self-Mastery

A series of metaphysical/New Thought classes at The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, 619 W 37th St., Mondays 8pm, with Adeeb Shabazz. $10 suggested donation, 1-877-494-8629, www., freedompath@yshoo. com. The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, 619 W 37th St. , Savannah

Midweek Bible Study

Midweek Bible Study is offered every Wednesday at noon at Montgomery Presbyterian Church. Bring your lunch and your Bible. 352-4400 or Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 10192 Ferguson Avenue , Savannah

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 White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Rd , Savannah http://

Nicodemus by Night

An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Nicodemus by Night, 223 E. Gwinnett St. , Savannah

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

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. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St , Savannah

Realizing The God Within

A series of Metaphysical/New Thought classes presented by The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, featuring metaphysical minister and local author Adeeb Shabazz. Mondays at 8pm. The Freedom Path Science of Life Center, 619 W 37th St. , Savannah

Stand for Peace

A sllent witness for peace that will be held in Johnson Square the fourth Sunday of every month from 1-2pm until the occupation ends. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Social Justice and Action Committee. 224-7456, 231-2252, 234-0980, Johnson Square, Bull & Abercorn Sts. , Savannah

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 233-6284 or 786-6075, e-mail Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church, 707 Harmon St. , Savannah

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sunday, 11 am, Troup Square Sanctuary. 2340980, or Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. , Savannah http://www.

Unitarian Universalist Men’s Group

An opportunity to meet with men and as a group explore men’s spirituality while offering social support in a safe atmosphere. Meets weekly to discuss a predetermined topic. Also plans outside activities or participates in activities as a group. Refreshments or dinner is served at each meeting. Visit or contact Mike Freeman at 441-0328 or Dicky Trotter at 665-4488. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. , Savannah http://www.

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. Spiritual Tapas offers something different every Saturday at 6:15 p.m.: spiritual movies, discussion groups, guided meditations, great music and all things metaphysical. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd , Savannah http://www.unityofsavannah. org/

Women’s Bible Study

at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 or Wesley Community Center, 1601 Drayton St , Savannah http://www.

Sports & Games Savannah Disc Golf Club

holds an Open Doubles Tournament at 1 p.m. each Saturday at Tom Triplett Park on U.S. 80 between Dean Forest Road and Interstate 95. New players a Tom Triplett Community Park, U.S. Highway 80 West , Pooler

Support Groups Abstinence Program

Hope House of Savannah provides support for students between the ages of 13 to 19. Snacks and transportation provided. Call 236-5310. Hope House of Savannah, 214 E. 34th St. , Savannah

ADD and Behavior Support Group

meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Mindspring Center in the Ranicki Chiropractic Complex, 1147 W. Highway 80 in Pooler. RSVP is requested. Call 748-6463 or Ranicki Chiropractic Complex, 1147 W. Highway 80 , Pooler

ADD and Behavior Support Group

A support group for sufferers of ADD and their families. Reservations requested. Call for more info. The Mindspring Center at Ranicki Chiropractic, 1147 W. Hwy 80 , Pooler

Al Anon Family Groups

A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 598-9860 or visit Goodwill Industries, 7220 Sallie Mood Dr. , Savannah

Al-Anon Meetings

Meetings for families and friends of alcoholics are held every Monday at 5:30pm and Saturday at 11am. Melissa, 844-4524. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave , Savannah http://

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group

meets every second Monday at 10am at the Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. Call Tara Redd and Lauren Dutko at 631-0675. Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd. , Savannah

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group

The group is for caregivers, family members and friends of persons affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia-causing illnesses and meets the first Monday of each month from

Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents

who have a seriously ill child receiving treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A case manager facilitates the meetings, and a child life specialist provides an arts and crafts activity Meets once a week. Call Donna at 3505616. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth. com/backus

Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents of Children with Bleeding Disorders

meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Health. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285. Backus Children’s Hospital, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

Bariatric Surgery Support Group

For past and potential obesity surgery patients and their families. Call 350-3438 or visit

Cancer support group

meets every third Tuesday of the month from 6-7 p.m. at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. The group is open to anyone who is living with, through or beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Call 819-3360. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

CASA Support Group

This support group is for parents and extended caregivers whose child or children have been involved with DFCS and/or returned to your custody after being in foster care, or who have been given custody of a family member’s child who has been involved with DFCS and/or has been in foster care. The group meets the first Thursday of the month from 6-7 p.m. at Youth Futures Family Resource Center at 705 Anderson St. For information, call Madison at CASA at 447-8908 or send email to Youth Futures Family Resource Center, 705 Anderson St. , Savannah

Children’s Grief Groups

Open, drop-in support groups for children ages 6-17 who have experienced a loss by death. Meets Tuesdays 6-7pm at Full Circle, a Center for Education and Grief Support, 7212 Seawright Dr. 303-9442. Full Circle Center for Education and Grief Support, 7212 Seawright Dr. , Savannah

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

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


meets every Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church, Room 250. This is a group for couples struggling with primary or secondary infertility, whether they have been on this journey for one year or many years. Call Kelly at 596-0852 or email emptycradle_savannah@ Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson B;vd. , Savannah

Debtors Anonymous

meets Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Church, 225 W. President St. in the third floor New Beginnings Room. Enter on President Street through the left-hand set of glass doors between Whitaker and Barnard streets. Arrive early, as the entry doors are locked promptly at 5:30 p.m. For information, e-mail DAsavannah@yahoo. com. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St , Savannah

Depressive/Manic support group

Open to persons diagnosed with depression. Meetings are held in classroom B in the Surgery Center Building of Memorial Hospital every Tuesday at 7 p.m. 920-0153 or 927-2064. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

Divorce Recovery Group

for men and women dealing with the pain and shock of divorce. For more information or to sign up, call Paula Morris,353-2808. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave , Savannah

Domestic violence community support group

SAFE Shelter provides a domestic violence support group every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Building at 325 Bull St. Call Brenda Edwards, 629-8888. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. , Savannah

Fibromyalgia support group

meets the second Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 819-6743. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Gray Matters Brain Injury Support Group

is for trauamtic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. It meets the third Thursday at 5 p.m. in the gym at The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

Grief 101

A 7-week educational group offering support and coping tools for adults who have experienced a loss by death. Meets Tuesdays 6-7pm at Full Circle, a Center for Education and Grief

Couples Struggling with Fertility

Hope House

provides housing and support services such as life skills, resources and referrals, follow-up care and parent-child activities funded by DHR Promoting Safe and Stable Families. Please call 236-5310 for information. Hope House of Savannah, 214 E. 34th St. , Savannah

Huntington Disease Support Group

meets the last Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital, second floor, Room 2. Call Sandra at 964-0455. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Journey Through Journaling

for peopl4 whose lives have been touched by cnacer. Jennifer Currin, 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth. com/

Keeping hope alive while living with cancer

meets the fourth Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Women’s Services Conference Room at the Center for Advanced Medicine at Memorial Health. Call 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue ,

meets on the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the Department of Juvenile Justice Multi-Purpose Center, 1149 Cornell Ave. Call Carole Kaczorowski at 598-7001, Lorr Elias at 351-6375 or Bruce Elias at 644-5916. Department of Juvenile Justice Multi-Purpose Center, 1149 Cornell Ave , Savannah

Koolostomy Accessories

is a support group open to anyone who has an ostomy and their loved ones. Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

For patients with blood-related cancers and their loved ones. Call Jennifer Currin, 350-7845. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.

Living without Violence

The SAFE Shelter offers free drop-in counseling to anyone who is in an abusive relationship. Meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Education Building at Whitaker & McDonough St. 234-9999. First Baptist Church of Savannah, 223 Bull St. , Savannah

Lung Cancer Support Group

Lung Cancer Support Group is for families who are going through lung cancer treatment and survivors of lung cancer. It meets the fourth Thursday of the month at the Lewis Research Center Pavilion from 5-6 p.m.

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meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Candler Heart and Lung Building, second floor, Room 2. Call 355-1221 or visit Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

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112 EAST WELWOOD DRIVE: 3BR/2BA Home, separate LR & DR, family room, sunroom. A lot of house for the $. $137,900. Call Alvin 604-5898 or Realty Executives Coastal Empire 355-5557. ConneCtsavannah.Com music, Art And EvEnts listings. updAtEd dAily And whEn wE’rE not working on thE print Edition

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810 Dyches Drive Renovated in 2006, 4BR/2BA. $179,900 Paradise Park-Multi Family 2 homes 1 price! 2700 sf total, 3 bd/2ba, Both houses for $167,900 15 West 41st st. Historic, potential commercial, over 4000 s.f.,

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2403 TENNESSEE AVENUE: House for Sale/Rent. Corner lot, 3 Bedrooms, central heating/cooling. $105,000, $795/month plus dep. Call Mr. Brown, 912-233-1944.

3/4 Brick off Montgomery & Staley on 3 lots. 8 rooms, Newly painted. Sale/Rent. No reasonable offer refused. Call 912-224-4167


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171 St. Ives RENOVATED! 4 BR, 2.5 BA. New carpet/paint. $179,900 Tom Whitten, Realty Executives Coastal Empire (912)355-5557or (912) 663-0558

2008 E. 60th. 3 BR, 1.5 BA, HW floors, $102,900 Tom Whitten, Realty Executives Coastal Empire (912)355-5557 or (912) 663-0558 2271 ARMSTRONG DRIVE: 3BR, 1-1/2BA, Living/Dining, Family room, Laundry room, 2-car garage w/attic storage, single carport, fenced yard, new heat pump. $144,900. Call Helen Miltiades Realty, 238-4915

*************** **** INVESTORS’ SPECIALS 901 West 52nd St. 2 homes, 1 price! Multifamily, 3BR/2BA + 1BD/1BA, Good condition, $1200/mo income. $99,500 Ardsley Park- 305 E. 65th St 2bed/1bath, Ardsley Park, $79,900 1201 East 59th St. 1400 s.f., 3BR, renovations needs completion. $74,900 1903 Causton Bluff 2br/1ba, new electric & windows,wood floors, very nice. $67,900 Amber Williams, RE/MAX Savannah. Cell:660-2848 ConneCtsavannah.Com Online listings & cOntent

Beautiful Oatland Island home 3BR/2BA, over 2100’ w/large porch, large bedrooms, sep. family room, much more. Offered below $220K. Frank Moore & Co. 920-8560

60 Quail Forest 3BR/2BA, Newly Renovated $119,000 and we pay up to 3,000 toward your closing costs and down payment or best offer. 912-920-7710

624 EAST 36TH STREET: 4BR/2.5BA Home, completely renovated, 2-story, separate LR & DR, new appliances. Only $129,900. Call Alvin 604-5898 or Realty Executives Coastal Empire 355-5557.

806 CROSBY STREET: 3BR/1BA home in Carver Village. Tenant occupies. Good investment. Only $59,000. Call Alvin 604-5898 or Realty Executives Coastal Empire 355-5557.

826 EAST 33RD STREET: 6BR/3BA. Bank owned home. In need of rehab, built in 2007. Excellent investment opportunity. Only $109,900. Call Alvin 604-5898 or Realty Executives Coastal Empire 355-5557.


3BR, 2 Baths, Brick. Port Wentworth. Bank owned. Only $94,000. Call Alvin 604-5898 or Realty Executives Coastal Empire 355-5557

FSBO - 2 Bedroom, 2-½ bath. Gated Waterfront Condo. Swimming Pool, Boat Shed, Boat Dock. Southside Savannah, $235,000. Call 912-663-4073

HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER: Loan assumption available. 40 Rose Hill Drive, Coffee Bluff. Price negotiable. Call 912-344-4121 or 912-272-9771


Easy Qualify! 3/4BR, 2BA, Rincon. Lease to Purchase. $875/month, $99,900, call 877-574-5340

New Construction - Midtown Qualifies for 40K in Dream Maker funds. 3bed/2bath, stainless appliances, fe n ce d y a rd $117,000,monthly pmts as low as $600 month. Call Barry ERA Kelly & Fischer 695-6850

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POOLER: 513 Herrin Court. 4BR, 2BA brick, cul-de-sac, spacious kitchen, DR, LR, huge den, storage bldg, shallow well. $179,900. 912-713-2314 RENT-TO-OWN: 3yr. option to buy. Large 3BR/2BA all brick home, 2-car garage. Desirable location. Call 404-826-0345 for appt.


3BR/2BA, open greatroom, fireplace, kitchen dining area, must love flowers! Privacy wood fence. $178,000. Prime Properties 925-6870/897-2272. Owner Licensed AgentGA. Townhomes/ condos for sale 820

$100,000, $900/rent per month. 3103 Bull Street. Call 257-3000 or 352-3080


Reduced for quick sale. Commercial bldg. in prime location - 4,375SF - .45AC - zoned B.C.! Appraised at $688,500! Metro Properties 660-4881/232-9011 WELL-ESTABLISHED SUB SHOP, Southside Savannah. Near schools, hospitals and business offices. Team in place. Owner’s retiring; Price negotiable. Call 912-547-7115/912-547-6 811 ConneCt Savannah ClaSSified adS Work!

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2BR/2BA near AASU. Lovely dock views. 12300 Apache Ave, #918. Linda Hawk, 270-4778, 354-9314. Konter Realty Co. $179,900.

for rent 855 1131 E. 38TH ST. 2BR, LR, Dining Room, Kitchen, Laundry, Porch. $650/month, $650/security deposit. 1309 E. 39TH ST. 2BR/1BA, LR, Dining Room, wood floors, central heat/air. $650/month, $650/security deposit. 1607 E. 37TH ST. 2BR, Small den, LR, Dining Room, Fenced yard, Wood floors, Central heat/air. $695/month, $695/security deposit. 2115 BEECH ST. 2BR/1BA, LR, Eat-in kitchen, central heat/air. $695/month, $695/security deposit. 823 SHERMAN AVE. 3BR/1BA, all electric, LR, hardwood floors. $695/month, $695/security deposit. 1713 E. 39TH ST. 3BR/1BA, kitchen, family room, kitchen w/fireplace, covered patio, 2-car carport, central heat/air. $700/month, $700/security deposit. 1543 DELANO ST. Cloverdale, 3BR/1BA, LR, Eat-in kitchen. $750/month, $750/security deposit. 1904 VASSAR ST. Liberty City, 3BR/1BA, kitchen, dining room, LR, porch, central heat/air. $795/month, $795/security deposit. 947 STALEY AVE. Completely remodeled, 3BR/2BA, open greatroom, kitchen and dining room w/vaulted ceilings, master bedroom w/vaulted ceiling and walk-in closets, corner lot. $895/month, $895/security deposit. CALL HELEN MILTIADES REALTY 231-1981 Happenings

1114 EAST 48th Street/Parkside. 1BR/1BA, fenced yard, hardwood LR, new paint, carpet. $600/month. No Section 8. Call 912-224-9377.

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for rent 855 1/2 OFF 1ST MONTH’S RENT! Rent A Manufactured home, 14x70, on a high/wooded lot. 3BR, 2BA, save $$$, Gas, heat and stove, central air, refrigerator, full miniblinds, carpeting and draperies, washer/dryer hookups, 48sqft. deck w/hand rails and steps, double car cement parking pad. Swimming pool, recreational areas, onsite garbage service (twice weekly) and fire protection included, cable TV available, guest parking. Starting at $500/month, including lot rent. 800 Quacco Road. 925-9673. 1305 E. 56TH ST. 2BR, fenced backyard, hardwood floors, carport $675/month. 1104 E. 31ST ST. Large 3BR/1BA, separate LR & DR, large upstairs apt., all electric $625/month. 216-1/2 SCREVEN AVE. Very large garage apt, central heat/air, new kitchen $550/month. RENT-TO-OWN: 2319 E. 42nd Street 3BR/2BA, sunroom, large storage bldg. fenced yard. No credit check. $2325/Down, $775/month. RENT-TO-OWN: 1 Altman Dr. 3BR/1BA, sep. den, hardwood floors. $2475/Down, $825/month.


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1BR/1BA Studio. 250 Ferrill St. West side Savannah near Bay st. New carpet, new kitchen, new bath, partiallyfurnished, Utilities included. $660/month. $175/dep. 912-247-5150. 214 FAIRMONT AVENUE: Like new 4BR/2.5BA, fenced yard, CH&A, LR, DR. No Section 8. $1100/month. Call 224-9377.

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for rent 855 21 KING STREET 3BR/2BA, LR, dining room, kitchen, breakfast nook, 3 appliances, large den, deck, single garage, upstairs master suite. $895/month, $895/security deposit. 2160 LOUISIANA AVE. 3-4BR, 2-1/2BA, LR, dining room. $895/month, $895/security deposit. 37 WARREN DR. 3BR/1BA, LR, dining room, fenced yard, detached 2-car carport, w/d connections under carport. $895/month, $895/security deposit. 1512 E. 54TH ST. 3BR/1BA, LR, dining room, screened porch, wood floors, detached garage, fenced yard, central heat/air. $950/month, $950/security deposit. 9306 LEACH DR. Paradise Park 3BR/1.5BA, LR/DR combo. $995/month, $995/security deposit. 328 MAPMAKER LN. Whitemarsh Isl. 3BR/2BA, LR, eat-in kitchen, garage, fenced yard. $1095/month, $1095/security deposit. 1917 DELESSEPS 3BR/1.5BA, laundry room, eat-in kitchen, LR/DR combo, patio, parking pad. $900/month, $900/security deposit. 4627 SYLVAN DR. 3BR/2BA, LR, dining room, CHA, entrance foyer, large eat-in kitchen, den, covered back porch, fenced yard. $1100/month, $1100/security deposit. CALL HELEN MILTIADES REALTY 231-1981

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2346 RANCHLAND DRIVE: 3BR/1BA, CH&A, equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, den. No pets. $850/month, $850/deposit. Serious inquiries call 912-234-6150

for rent 855 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Apt. for Rent in West Savannah. Convenient to Downtown, Garden City. $480/month. Section-8 Welcome. Call 912-658-1407. 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex for rent on Wilmington Island. backyard Available Sept 1st. $735/month, + $36 water. Call 912-897-6722. 2BR/1BA APT, furnished, includes stove, refrigerator, microwave, washer and dryer, central HVAC, TV, bedroom and LR furniture. Near Gulfstream, I-16 and I-95. No pets. Bloomingdale. Call 912-210-0144.

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4101 Rockdale St. 3BR House, 2BA, Living Room, Kitchen, Large Den, window a/c. $750/mo +security. 612 1/2 West 44th ST 2BR upstairs apt, kitchen with appliances. $500 +security LANDLORDS If you are in need of a good property manager, CALL US. Managing property is what we do best! Call Lester 912-234-5650 or 912-313-8261 BUY. sELL fREE!



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2BR/2BA APARTMENT: Kitchen, LR/DR combo. Largo Tibet area. $685/Rent, $685/Deposit. Call 656-7842 or 704-3662

3 bedroom house located at 239 Magnolia Ave. Located west of Abercorn St (dead end street). Quiet neighborhood, good school location. Call 355-7082 or 398-7165.

3BR/1BA, washer/dryer, refrigerator, stove, fenced backyard, 1305 East 57th St. $800/month. Pet deposit required. 912-398-1978 BUY. sELL fREE!

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Available Now. 4BR/1.5BA, hardwood floors, fenced backyard. Section 8 Welcome. $1000/month, $1000/deposit. Call 912-844-4566 or 912-210-7371 595 WEST 54th STREET: 2 Bedroom Apartments/1.5 baths, washer/dryer connection/total electric, deposit $630, $630 monthly. Section 8 Welcome. Call 912-232-7659. 807 CUBBEDGE STREET In Carver Village. 4bedrooms, 2-baths, living room, dining room, central heat/air, fully equipped. $750/mo., $750/dep. call 912-441-7454.


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for rent 855 COUNTRY LIVING 2BR/2BA Newly remodeled house w/1BR efficiency apt. out back. On 2 acres w/pond & deck. $950 plus dep. Located 30 min. from Savannah. Call 912-655-7332

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**411 W. 35th St3BR/2BA apt, large kitchen, bonus room, hardwood & carpet, stove, refrigerator, CH&A, washer/dryer hook-up. $975 **514 E. Anderson3BR/2BA, bonus room, stove, refrigerator, carpet throughout, off street parking. Washer/dryer. CH&A, close to SCAD. $1200/mo **822 W. 48th StTwo 2BR/1BA (duplex), stove, refrigerator, remodeled. **822 W. 48th4BR/1BA, newly remodeled, stove refrigerator, CH&A. $750. **Land for Sale. 4602 Cumberland, $55,000 Section-8 Accepted. 912-692-8970, 912-398-4528, or 912-228-6440

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Section 8 Accepted 1305 East 39th St. 3BR, 1BA, LR/DR, kitchen w/range & refrigerator. $775/month w/$725/deposit. Pets OK with Approval. References & Credit Check Required on Rentals


FURNISHED EFFICIENCY Apt. Great for retired person or single mature adult. Utilities included. No pets, no smoking. $200/week, $200/dep. 912-236-1952.


Unique executive style 3 bedroom/2 bath home with sunken living room, wood floors, dishwasher, ceiling fans, garage, Central H & A/C. $1149/per month, $1399/security deposit. Military & Police discounts available. No indoor pets. No smoking. 920-1936


Mobile Home lots for rent. First month rent free! Wooden deck, curbside garbage collection twice weekly, swimming pool and playground included. Cable TV available. Historic District. 323 W Charlton St. 2 BR, 2 1/2 BA. DW, W/D, FP. Secure parking. Courtyard.$1600/mo. No pets. 912-547-0688 or


Exceptional, completely furnished one bedroom carriage house apartment. Utilities paid, in-garage parking space, skylight, security-system, fully-equipped kitchen. Within easy walking distance of many SCAD buildings. Please call 238-3171 or 656-0557 for details.

for rent 855 HOUSE FOR RENT 115 Forrest Avenue (Eastside, btwn Pennsylvania & Goebel, south of Capital Street). Available now. 1-year lease. Section 8 welcome. New renovation. 3BR/2 full baths, total electric, new-CH&A, furnished kitchen, laundry area w/washer/dryer hookup. Large-LR area, new-ceramic tile, newly refinished-hardwood floors, fresh-paint and light-fixtures, large fenced side and backyard w/security lighting, rear storage shed, quiet neighborhood. $895/month, $850/security deposit. Call Chip, 912-665-2300 or Dawn, 912-661-0409. Houses for Rent 1902 Vassar, 3bd, 1ba, central h/a, all electric, $800 rent/deposit. 1306 E 35th, 3bd, 2ba, central h/a, all electric, $750 rent/deposit. Call (912)376-1674 LARGE 1BR: Whitaker Street. High ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace, A/C, furnished kitchen, off-street parking. Clean, Antique, Nice neighborhood. $600/month plus deposit. 691-2368.

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LEASE OPTION OR RENT: 3 or 4BR, 2.5BA, 3yr. old 2-story sitting on 3/4 acre. Includes stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer, central HVAC, 1-car attached garage, fireplace, newly painted. In quiet residential, very desired Effingham school district. Bus picks up children in front of house. Call Jim, 912-661-3331 MOBILE HOMES: Available for rent. Located in mobile home park. Starting at $450 per month and up. 912-658-4462 or 925-1831.


One, two and three bedroom apt & houses, located throughout Savannah. Monthly special. Section 8 welcome. 272-6820

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NEW FACILITY! VALUE PLACE Furnished Studios Available

From $179/week & $699/month. No Lease. Free Utilities. Full Kitchens. 4912 Augusta Road. New Guests only, bring this ad, limited space available at this rate. 912-966-1212.

NEW HOME FOR RENT. 4BR/2BA, LR, DR, Fam.Room, breakfast room, 2-car garage, wash room. 1800sf. Chatham Co. $1450/month. Call 844-3717

NEWLY RENOVATED 721 East 57th ST 3BR/2BA, CH&A, no smoking, no pets, $1175/mo, $600/deposit. Available Sept 5th. Call for details 484-1347

Oglethorpe Place Townhome. 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths. Renovated, Washer & Dryer, $800/month. Plus deposit. Licensed agent. 355-8999 or 663-3799 One bedroom Victorian apartment, two door entrance, ceramic kitchen & bathroom, washer & dryer included. Newly laid carpet, central heat & air. Fenced in back yard, annex garage perfect for art studio or for storage. 111 east 39th street. $575. 912-441-3087


2BR, extremely large BR. 708 E. 34th Street. $720/month. 2BR, great backyard, covered porch, 1317 E. 56th. $745/month. 912-257-6181 REDUCED!!! 2134 LOUISIANA AVENUE: 4BR/2BA, fully equipped, living room, dining room, CH&A. $750/month. Call 912-441-7454 after 7pm.




Section (8) Approved Newly Renovated. 2 bed, 1bath, a/c, w/d, all electric, hardwood, 2504 Oak Forest Drive. R&D:$625. Call 912-306-4490


3BR/2BA, Newly remodeled. Greatroom w/fireplace, TV room/enclosed garage, fenced backyard. $950/month, $950/deposit. No Section 8. Call 844-1825 or 844-1812. Southside. Welwood #3 Chateua Gay. 3BR/1.5ba furnished kitchen, ch&a, carport, laundrm, fenced yard, outside pet. $900/month+ deposit. Available Sept 1st. call 352-8251.


Lovely 2BR Duplex Home now available to rent. Your own front and backyard. Total electric, spacious eat-in kitchen, much more! We now accept Section 8 voucher and certificate holders. Call 912-234-3043 TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT NEW 3bd/3bth. 104 Kendal Court Savannah Gated, Pool, Playground, 1 car garage. Fenced yard w/patio. $1200/mo (912)596-8388

TWO 2 Bedroom Apartments: *1511 East 33rd. 2BR w/equipped kitchen, window A/C, washer/dryer. $500/month. $500/deposit. *1408-1/2 East 38th (upper) 2BR w/equipped kitchen, window A/C, includes, lights, gas & water. $725/month, $725/deposit. Serious call 912-234-6150


Very nice, very clean 2BR Apt. washer/dryer, covered side-deck, large back-deck, direct and short walk to beach, preferably single person. $1150/month, all utilities included. TV w/HBO. Year-round lease, References. No pets. 912-786-5358.


HUNTER’S CHASE SUBDIVISION 3BR/2BA, single car garage, fenced backyard $1000/month, $1000/deposit. 32 GOEBEL AVENUE 3BR/1.5BA, $700/mo., $700/dep. 1210 STILES AVENUE 4BR/1.5BA $800/month, $800/deposit.

WINDSOR CROSSING Condo Total electric, 2BR, 2BA, water & trash included $675. OAK FOREST Renovated, 2BR/1BA Apt, furnished kitchen $525. DUANE CT. Nice 2BR/1BA Apt, furnished kitchen $625. 2102 DELESSEPS 2BR/1BA home $625. Frank Moore & Co. 920-8560 CommerCial ProPerty For rent 890 WAREHOUSE Available MidAugust 2900 Capital Street, 1600sqft. small office and bath. 2 bay doors (one in front, one in rear. $850/rent. Call 912-844-4566 or 912-210-7371 WAREHOUSE Available Now 2900G Capital Street. 1600sqft. small office and bath. 2 bay doors (one in front, one in rear). $850/rent. Call 912-844-4566 or 912-210-7371 rooms for rent 895 APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED AND ROOMS for RENT at Waters and Anderson St. (1020 East Anderson) on busline. Call 912-631-7976


TV in room, cable, washer, dryer, central air/heat, on busline. $150/weekly. NO deposit. Contact: J.Hopkins, 912-660-9837.


has lovely room. Large, clean, quiet, separate bath, free cable& utilities, internet, CH&A. Verifiable income required. $475/month. 912-344-5884 CLEAN, FURNISHED Room, on busline, $90-$120/week plus deposit. Call 210-1327 or 236-1952


1st week $100. 2nd week until starting at $125/week. Furnished rooms w/cable tv,wi-fi, free laundry & off street parking. All utilities included. Minimum deposit $50 required. See online at: CALL 912-220-8691 HUGE FURNISHED room with private bath. Includes: TV (cable), internet/Comcast, washer/dryer, utilities. Extremely nice! $565/month. Call 912-988-3220 LARGE VICTORIAN with windows on two sides, across from library, nicely furnished, all utilities. TV/cable/internet, washer/dryer, $160/week. $576/month. 912-231-9464

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over 20 yrs. Freshly painted Apts $150/wk. Rooms $70-80/wk. Furnished and utilities included. Call 234-9779

Room for rent in Bloomingdale. All utilities, CH&A, Comcast cable, TV, internet, washer/dryer, furnished kitchen, shared kitchen and bath, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave. Near Gulfstream, I-16 & airport. Minutes to Savannah. Call 912-210-0144

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Cars for sale. 1990 Lincoln Continental. Executive series, 1997 Cadillac Catera, fully loaded. 1999 Honda Civic. For more info, call 912-381-4178

FENDER BENDER? Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932.

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Mature woman needs stable roommate for 2BR/1BA apt. 1/2 block from beach near downtown Tybee. $450+1/2 electric. References exchanged. 912-663-8547. 663-8547


Furnished Room includes utilities, washer/dryer, cable central HVAC, stove, refrigerator, microwave. Savannah area, on busline. Shared kitchen and bath. $100-$120 weekly. Call 912-210-0144.

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WILMINGTON ISLAND: Moss Creek Plantation. 136 Blue Heron Drive. 3BR/2 full baths, LR w/fireplace, DR, breakfast room, dbl. garage, laundry room, fenced yard. Private community, excellent schools $1100/month, $1100/deposit. Call 912-897-4836 after 6pm, 912-308-4127(btwn 8am-6pm).


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RENT-TO-OWN: 3yr. option to buy. Large 3BR/2BA all brick home, 2-car garage. Desirable location. Call 404-826-0345 for appt.


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RENT: Duplex 1130 E. 55th Street. 2BR, 1 Bath $475/month plus deposit. One block east of Waters Ave. Call Adam @ 912-234-2726

16 S. STILLWOOD CT. Berkshire West 3BR/2BA, LR, dining room, courtyard, 2car garage, fenced yard. $1,100/month, $1,100/security deposit. 5205 HABERSHAM ST. 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, kitchen w/dishwasher, sunroom, laundry room, hardwood floors, central heat/air, detached storage, off-street parking, fenced yard. $1200/month, $1200/security deposit. 21 DYCHES DR. Paradise Park - 3 large bedrooms, 2 baths, LR, eat-in kitchen, den w/fireplace, sunroom, laundry room w/work area, carport, fenced yard. $1200/month, $1200/security deposit. CALL HELEN MILTIADES REALTY 231-1981

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Very nice homes, ch&a, new carpet & paint, furnished kitchens, and lots more! *13 Hibiscus Ave, $785(4BR/1BA) *29 Kandlewood DR, $850(3BR/1.5 BA) Call 912-507-7934

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821 SEilEr avE.

619 E. 38th St.

638 E. 39th St.

1115 E. 40th St.

This completely renovated arts and crafts bungalow has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, antique refinished hardwood floors, central heat and air, dishwasher, icemaker, washer and dryer, subway tile bathroom with wainscoting, custom cabinets, wrap around front porch, ceiling fans, fenced back yard and more. Available now.

This 3 bedroom home has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, refinished hardwood floors, central heat and air, dishwasher, icemaker, washer and dryer, subway tile bathroom, custom cabinets, front and back porches, slate kitchen floor, ceiling fans and more. Available September 1st.

This completely renovated arts and crafts bungalow has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, antique refinished hardwood floors, central heat and air, dishwasher, icemaker, washer and dryer, subway tile bathroom with wainscoting, custom cabinets, front and side porches, fenced back yard, ceiling fans, fenced back yard and more. Available September 1st.

This completely renovated 4 bedroom 1 bath bungalow has granite countertops, refinished hardwood floors, central heat and air, dishwasher, icemaker, washer and dryer, subway tile bathroom, custom cabinets, Wonderful front porch, slate kitchen floor, ceiling fans, off street parking and more. Available now.

$1275 per month, $1275 security deposit. Call 912.484.4066.

$1075 per month, $1075 security deposit. Call 912.484.4066.

$1275 per month, $1275 security deposit. Call 912.484.4066.

$1075 per month, $1075 security deposit. Call 912.484.4066.

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807 E. Park avE.

520 E. 31St St.

1006 E. 34th St.

2305 1/2 habErSham St

Large 4 bed 1.5 bath. This fully renovated apt has hardwood floors in living and bed rooms. Tiled kitchens and bath. Separate laundry room with washer dryer. Front and back porches off-street parking. New kitchen that includes custom cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, stove, over the range microwave, and fridge. Available September 1.

Fully renovated 1 and 2 bed apts ... includes washer and dryer,large full equipped kitchen, ceramic tile bathroom, hardwood floors, security alarm system, front porch, back deck, off-street parking. Well maintained. Fenced in yard for pets. One block from Anderson Hall. Available September 1.

This recently renovated 2 bed 1 bath apt has hardwood floors throughout large bedrooms, dining, and living rooms. Great kitchen includes fridge, stove, over the range microwave, washer/dryer. Central heat and air, off-street parking, great fenced in backyard.

This newly renovated 2 bed 1 bath apt has large living room, dining area, laundry room that includes new front load energy efficient washer dryer, kitchen that includes all new cabinetry, travertine flooring, all stainless steel appliances that include side by side fridge, stove, dishwasher, over the range microwave. Original hardwood flooring in living area and bed rooms. Private courtyard.

$1000 per month $1000 security deposit. Call 706-338-9611

$575-$725 per month. Call Bob 912-484-3366

$700 per month, $700 security deposit. Call 706.338.9611.

$800 per month, $800 security deposit. Call 706.338.9611.

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Connect Savannah August 19, 2009  
Connect Savannah August 19, 2009