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The name says it all — basically just chilling and talking about college life in Savannah. begins on page 18 photo by geoff l. johnson; cover models l-R: Tia batelli, Aaron Montford, Samantha vicha, Meredith moore, chike cole Location: bull street public library





Stacy Cordery is the first lady of ladies who talk about first ladies | 9

An in-depth preview of the upcoming free Savannah Jazz Festival | 14

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The Market at Trustees Garden What: Events include a

farmer’s showcase, organic gardening presentations, films and more. When: Wed. Sept. 16, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Where: Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St., Cost: Free. Info:

Sherlock Holmes and the Scarlet Claw (US, 1944)

What: A classic entry in the

1940s film series starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed British detective and his bumbling assistant Dr. Watson. When: Wed. Sept. 16, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5 cash only

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Jerry Seinfeld Live

What: One of the most popular comedians around, Jerry Seinfeld brings his stand up act to Savannah. When: Thu. Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center Cost: $45-75 Info:

United Way Night at Savannah Theatre

What: Fundraising event

benefiting United Way of the Coastal Empire. Attend

Where: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Corner of Washington and Waters Across from Daffin Park, Cost: Free Info:

the Savannah Theatre original, Hooray for Hollywood. Following the show, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, cocktails and champagne at the Bryson Hall. Contact Lisa Clark at 912-651-7706 or the Savannah Theatre Box Office at 912-233-7764 for more information and to reserve seats. When: Thu. Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Where: The Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. , Cost: $50 incl. show and afterparty

Annual Fall Moon Gala What: An evening of live

music and fine food billed as “A Celebration of Johnny Mercer” to benefit the Community Health Mission. The event will feature music from the Roger Moss Ensemble as well as a fashion show by Olivia J. Page and Zia Boutique. Cocktail attire. Cash bar. When: Fri. Sept. 18, 7 p.m. Where: Savannah Station , 601 Cohen St Cost: $75 Info: 912-398-4810. http://

$30 Small Art Sale

What: Featuring a wide

variety of art - from ceramics to photos and quilts to paintings all for sale for $30 each. Sale and reception celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Hospice Savannah. When: Thu. Sept. 17, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Where: Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive

18 Friday

Auditions for “The Nutcracker”

What: Columbia City Ballet

will hold auditions for its production of The Nutcracker. 4-5pm: Dancers 4 to 6 yrs old. 5-6pm: Dancers 7 to 10 yrs old. 6-7pm: Dancers 11 and up. Performance is Nov. 28. For more information call (803) 799 7605 or (800) 899-7408. When: Fri. Sept. 18 Where: Savannah Civic Center Info:

Drive Thru Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic

What: The Chatham County

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Jerry Seinfeld hits town Thursday night drive thru flu shot clinic, so if you want to avoid seasonal flu, but don’t think you have time, all you have to do is drive over and roll up your sleeve. Please note this is for seasonal flu only, not H1N1 (i.e., “swine flu”) When: Fri. Sept. 18, 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. Where: National Guard Armory , Eisenhower Dr., Cost: $25 (Medicare and Medicaid will be accepted) Info:

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Talk Like A Pirate Day What: Yyaarrgh Matey.

Shiver your timbers during a day of events and family fun to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Eye patches, parrots sitting on shoulders, and peg legs recommended, but not required. When: Sat. Sept. 19 Where: The Pirate’s House

Tiny Tots Consignment Sale

Tybee North Beach Bird Walk

children’s clothes (sizes 0-8) as well as shoes, toys and other items, all at thrift store prices. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Savannah Children’s Choir. For more info email, or call 912-412-2833. When: Fri. Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. Sept. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

the beach with Ogeechee Audubon Chapter to see which shorebirds and gulls are hanging around. Bring binoculars, water and sunscreen. When: Sat. Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m. Where: Polk St. Entrance to North Beach Cost: Free

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Yoga for Peace What: The event

will bring together yoga practitioners from the Savannah area to perform 108 sun salutations in an effort to raise awareness about yoga and demonstrate peace in action. When: Sat. Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Where: Forsyth Park - west lawn, Savannah Cost: donation ($10 suggested)

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. Sept. 19, 9 a.m. Where: South end of Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St., Cost: Free

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What: The public is invited

on an educational tour of Ossabaw Island led by The Ossabaw Island Foundation’s Jim Bitler. The tour includes an overview of the natural and human history of the island, and current educational, scientific and cultural programming on the island. Trip departs from Delegal Marina. To reserve space, contact (912) 210-1613 or When: Sat. Sept. 19, 9:30 a.m. Cost: $50/friends of Ossabaw, $65/non-members



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Jazz Standards with Claire Frazier and Frank Bright

What: The second install-

ment of the series of free concerts spotlighting musicians in the Savannah area. Claire Frazier has toured the US, Europe and Asia and opened for Ella Fitzgerald, among others. Keyboardist Frank Bright provides the elegant foil for Claire’s vocals. When: Sat. Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. Where: Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 MLK Blvd, Cost: Free Info:

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Kids Cash Classic Golf Tournament

What: The event helps

raise money for the Backus Children’s Hospital at Memorial. Event begins with a dinner and auction on Sunday evening. The tournament is Sept. 21 and 22. Call 350-1524. When: Sun. Sept. 20, Mon. Sept. 21 Where: Savannah Quarters Country Club

Georgia Bridal Show What: Local merchants

including photographers, caterers, florists, entertainment, travel, gowns, formal wear and gift registry. Live entertainment and choreographed fashion show. When: Sun. Sept. 20, 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center Cost: $10

Baseball Tryouts

What: Under Armour

and the Baseball Factory will host an open tryout for high school baseball players. All players 13-18 are encouraged to attend. Pro scouts will be on hand, and will be offering evaluations of technique. When: Sun. Sept. 20, 1 p.m. Where: South Effingham High School

Jazz Festival Kick Off Jam Session What: Prepare for a week

of great jazz music in Savannah at the festival’s kick off event featuring a jam session chock full of great players. When: Sun. Sept. 20, 5 p.m. Where: Blowin’ Smoke, 514 MLK Blvd Cost: Free

Film: How Much Does a Trojan Horse Weigh? (Poland, 2009)

What: A successful busi-

ness woman wakes up next to her ex-husband 14 years earlier than when she went to sleep and must search for her true love. This screening will be the film’s premiere in the US. Polish with English subtitles. When: Sun. Sept. 20, 7 p.m. Where: Victory Square Theaters Cost: $8, cash only Info:

Southeastern Choral Arts Festival What: Includes perfor-

mances from the AASU Singers, The AASU Chorale, and the Choral Arts Festival Choir under the direction of Robert Harris. When: Sun. Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., Mon. Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium Cost: Free for AASU students, $6 public Info: 912-344-2801.


contributed to several articles about Michelle Obama. The event is free, but attendees will be able to make a $5 donation to Meals on Wheels. When: Mon. Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Tue. Sept. 22, 7 p.m. Where: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St.

Film: The Jazz Baroness

What: This free documentary screening is sponsored by The Psychotronic Film Society, The Coastal Jazz Association and Blowin’ Smoke BBQ. It’s the truelife story of Pannonica “Nica” Rothschild, an heiress who lived a life of decadence but braved jail to cultivate the genius of Thelonious Monk. When: Mon. Sept. 20, 7 p.m. Where: Blowin’ Smoke, 514 MLK Blvd. Cost: Free

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Savannah Jazz Fest presents Howard Paul What: Grab some BBQ

and a cocktail while you enjoy jazz guitar from local great and Benedetto Guitar president Howard Paul. When: Tue. Sept. 22, 7 p.m. Where: Blowin’ Smoke, 514 MLK Blvd



Unelected and Unaccountable: Powerful First Ladies in US History

When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? (US, 1979)

What: A series of lectures

examining the official and unofficial lives and duties of First Ladies throughout US history. Speaker is Stacy Cordery, bibliographer for the National First Ladies’ Library and published historian, who has written several books about the Roosevelts, and recently


What: This little-known

film version of a controversial stage play stars Marjoe Gortner as a drug dealing Vietnam vet whose car breaks down in a New Mexico town. When: Wed. Sept. 23, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5 cash only cs

Move to the head of the class Welcome to our annual College Issue, wherein we have a little fun exploring the diverse world of local higher education and hopefully introduce a new audience to our newspaper while we’re at it.

Savannah’s interesting in that it’s not really a “college town” in the usual sense of the phrase, but is certainly a surprising array of colleges and universities here, including Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah State University, Georgia Tech, Savannah Technical College, South College, St. Leo, Strayer University, Troy University, Embry-Riddle, University of Phoenix, the University of Georgia’s Marine Extension Center on Skidaway Island, and Georgia Southern University in nearby Statesboro. Here are a few under-the-radar tips to help you quickly assimilate here, regardless of which institution you’re affiliated with: • There is no all-ages scene to speak of, largely due to recent city ordinances. If you’re underage you have little chance of seeing quality live music here. Sorry, we did what we could. • However, if you’re of legal drinking age, you can enjoy what remains the single most wonderful and civilizing characteristic that Savannah has to offer: The ability to legally walk the streets with an alcoholic beverage in your hand, i.e., the “to-go cup” of well-deserved legend.

• Technically, pedestrians have the right of way, and cars are always supposed to stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks. But that information hasn’t trickled down to the level of the ordinary driver here. If you’ve got good health insurance and a good lawyer, go for it and let me know how it works out. • Habersham Street is pronounced “Habershum,” not “Haber-SHAM.” • Houston Street is pronounced “House-ton,” not like the city in Texas. • Whitemarsh Island is pronounced “Wit Marsh.” • It’s Montgomery Cross Road, not “crossroads.”

And here are a few quick things about Connect Savannah, in case this is your first or one of your first times picking us up: • We come out every Wednesday and have roughly 20,000 readers per week. • We are not affiliated with the daily paper, The Savannah Morning News, in any way, shape or form. • Are we really the local “liberal media?” It’s all relative. By New York or L.A. standards, we’re pretty tame. But let’s put it this way: It doesn’t take much to be called liberal in Savannah. This is still Georgia, after all. Frankly, in some quarters reading any newspaper at all will pretty much earn you the label, so you may as well live it up. • If you have any event, concert, or exhibit going on, let us know at least two weeks in advance of the date, hopefully sooner, so that we can help publicize it. My e-mail is at the top of the page; you can also e-mail Community Editor Patrick Rodgers at and Arts & Entertainment Editor Bill DeYoung at Listen to Bill’s “Connect Minute” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday on WRHQ FM 105.3. • Our website is at and of course we’re on Facebook and Twitter. cs

Editor, This week’s Editor’s Note on Nigerian scams (“One man’s scam is another man’s treasure”) was brilliant. Your deconstruction of the solicitations really spoke to me during a really rough week.  I had never really considered viewing those emails as a genre before, but you managed to very tightly break them down and really reveal a new side of them to me.  Typically, if I receive one, I simply ignore it lest it appeal to me emotionally in any way.  However, you have inspired me to look at them as persuasive gems that must follow a specific template to be at all effective.  I wonder if there are any statistics on how many people have actually fallen for them. I am a banker, and I frequently see similar scam letters, although they are typically US– or Canada– based these days, and often come

through the mail with a check already attached. They never contain the literary genius of the old–school Nigerian types.  What typically surprises me about these domestic scams is that they usually promise pay for work not yet completed (such as mystery shopping), yet my clients feel entitled to these funds.  Many of my clients continue to believe that they will receive this “free money” even after I explain that I have found evidence of the scam online – as you state, their “innate greed” is stoked at a much higher level than any type of personal honor.  I thank you for writing this piece, especially this particular week, when I really needed some quality writing in my life.  I always look forward to reading Connect, and have since I moved to Savannah two years ago.  If I get any scam letters or emails, I will be sure to forward them along to you! Carlie Arnold

Keep fighting for tumor cures Editor, On September 4 The Savannah Folk Music Society generously hosted a fundraiser for the National Brain Tumor Society in memory of my husband Doug Wyatt. Doug died on February 9th of this year, only 11 days after being diagnosed with Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) .With an equal rate of incidence and mortality– the number of those who get it, and the number of those who die from it—GBM is a brain cancer death sentence. Of the approximately 12,000 people who are diagnosed with GBM annually in the U.S., half will die within a year, and the rest within three years. Currently, the only treatments that stretch survival limits are exceptionally invasive surgeries to remove the tumor and radiation treatment with the maximum tolerated dose

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– all of which leads to a painfully low quality of life. Because of this, researchers are racing to find better therapies to stop or slow GBM. The National Brain Tumor Society funds such research in addition to providing help to families whose members are diagnosed with GBM. I’d like to thank Hank Wiesman, president, Chris Desa, vice president, and the entire membership of the Folk Music Society for hosting the fundraiser. I’d also like to thank Barka Barkstar dog grooming, Marigold Beauty Concepts, and Vincenzo’s Restaurant & Catering for their support of the event by providing items for a drawing. Thanks too go to the media outlets in this community that were all generous in their coverage of the event, to Doug’s many friends who pulled it all together, and to the members of our community who supported this effort. Between the event and the continues on p. 8

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You gotta dance with who brung ya Editor, I have enjoyed reading Connect (when I’m in Savannah) for many years now. About your recent article about local sex shops... there is a fine line between news and free advertising. Be careful what you promote and celebrate. There are many more interesting subjects than porno shops. Please get back to basics: Music, art, food, entertainment, local history and culture. Dr. J. Carl Bleichner

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Editor, I was born and lived in the communist totalitarian Romania and I risked my life to escape that regime during the 1980’s. I am a woman in my 40’s, I have been an entrepreneur in the mortgage industry for many years, and today I am frightened to see the symptoms to this deadly disease that is turning our republic into a police state. Following are symptoms and the evidence... 1. INDOCTRINATION OF THE POPULATION with the egalitarian and socialist propaganda. Evidence: I have seen this not only in our education system but also in our Arts & Entertainment industry. Just about everything we watch on TV, including Hollywood movies and even some commercials, carry a subliminal message of their egalitarian and socialist DOGMA. This Indoctrination process has been ongoing for many decades in our country. 2. CREATING GOVERNMENT DEPENDENCY by ruining the economy, monopolizing the industry, and destroying medium and small private enterprise. Evidence: A. It is a FACT that the Federal Reserve (which controls the Banking system in our country) artificially lowered the prime rate thus creating a false sense of prosperity. It happened within the past 10 years and it’s been championed by Alan Greenspan and his brainstorming group.

B. Organizations like ACORN which, with the government’s blessing, put tremendous pressure on the financial institutions to lower their lending standards and lend money to sub–par consumers. When a free economy is destroyed businesses fail and people are being laid off. That’s good news for the gov. because: A. Eliminates competition for the government and gov. does not like competition and, B. It creates high unemployment, and it now gives the gov. the opportunity to rise as the savior to people’s unemployment problems either through gov. programs (unemployment, welfare, low–income gov. subsidized housing) or gov. employment (the recruitment for numerous Civilian Army positions available on the Military website and other gov. agencies.) 3. SILENCING THE OPPOSITION including those like you. Evidence: A. The effort of the newly appointed Diversity Czar, Mark Lloyd to revive the Fairness Doctrine act. B. The former Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones, is also the founder of This organization had contacted many companies and influenced them to pull out their advertising during the Glenn Beck show, Glenn Beck being one of the most listened to and outspoken talk show hosts. (You know what happens when advertisers pull their ads, right?) 4. CENSORSHIP OF ALL AVENUES OF COMMUNICATION, whether it’s mail, phone, books, or Internet. Evidence: The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 introduced by Sen. John Jay Rockefeller which, if it’s passed, it would give this administration control of the Internet. How much better can it get? 5. GOVERNMENT OPPRESSION. Evidence: They are now forming the American version of the KGB (called Civilian Army) – in Romania it was called Securitate – which will protect the powerful elite from the masses. These are dangerous times and we must be proactive and united, we must get out of our comfort zone! I encourage everyone to not be afraid to speak, voice their opinion in Town Hall meetings, get involved, unite with people that have similar views, call and e–mail their representatives because next year, 2010, election year, will be a vital year for our country and our freedom. We’ll either get them back or completely lose them! Carmen Alexe  

All the presidents’ wives

A talk with Stacy Cordery, one of the foremost historians of U.S. first ladies

Stacy Cordery is one of the country’s foremost experts on first ladies. Although this Monmouth College professor started her academic career pursuing theater, she got hooked on history after some correspondence belonging to Eleanor Roosevelt piqued her interest. Now she’s written several acclaimed biographies and is the official Bibliographer for the National First Ladies’ Library. Cordery will be in Savannah for a series of talks about first ladies called “Unelected and Unaccountable” at the Coastal Georgia Center Sept. 21–24 at 7 p.m. She’s also starting work on a Juliette Gordon Low biography slated for release in 2011. We caught up with her to talk about all the presidents’ wives. What drew you to the subject of first ladies? Stacy Cordery: I was undergraduate at the University of Texas, and a theater major. I was incensed to learn that the state legislature mandated six hours of U.S. history. So, I looked through the catalog and thought, what class can I take that will get me out of this requirement? And there it was: First Ladies in US History, and I thought it had to be a blow–off course. So I signed up and it turned out to be 12 senior history majors and me. It was a serious class. I learned that this was the first course taught about first ladies given any where in the world. I was in over my head...From that first class, I have been interested in first ladies. All the sudden, from first ladies you can study American culture, American society, American religion, American politics. It’s a terrible story because I got into it for all the wrong reasons. Now that we’re 230-odd years into this great experiment, how has the role of the first lady changed over time?

What makes a great first lady? Stacy Cordery: It depends on who you ask. I think most Americans are happy with a first lady who is about a generation behind where women really are, because that is a role dripping with tradition – wrapped in red, white and blue – and living in the iconic structure of the White House. Remember, Hillary Clinton got ahead of where most Americans believed women ought to be. Some people would say a great first lady is one who truly stays in that help–meet role. She keeps her mouth shut, she looks beautiful, she does the ceremonial stuff, but she doesn’t force her way into cabinet meetings or the president’s legislative agenda. Another group would tell you the very best first ladies make use of that platform to do good, and certainly first ladies have had identifiable causes since Eleanor Roosevelt. There were women who did good things for causes before E.R. but we tend to look at her as the first. Some people would tell you if she doesn’t use her situation to make

America a better place, then she squandered her time there. Michelle Obama is in an interesting spot, for a number of reasons, but from the standpoint of first lady, she is following two distinctly different styles of first ladies moving from Hillary Clinton’s very progressive, often aggressive stance, to Laura Bush’s more traditional role. Where does Michelle Obama fit in the spectrum? Stacy Cordery: That’s a good question. We don’t know yet. Truly she is mold breaking because she’s African American. The U.S. has a tangled, complicated history with race, and the fact that she’s there breaks all the molds. If you take race out of this, what has she done? She’s doing a good job raising her children. She’s done a good job being a partner to him. She’s made it plain that she wants to be the mother in chief, and she’s done that. She’s done big gestures, coming back early from Europe to be with her daughters. Jackie Kennedy said, if you bungle raising your children, nothing else you do in life matters very much. I guess she’s in the middle between Hillary Clinton and Mrs. Bush. That’s kind of a cop–out answer.

Has there always been a mystique, in the vein of ‘behind every great man, there’s a great woman,’ or did some of that mystique follow Jackie Kennedy and the Camelot era? Did that change the perception of first ladies? Stacy Cordery: First ladies have always been in the spotlight, and have always been criticized. The criticism that Mary Todd Lincoln took would curl your hair. It made her cry. Caroline Harrison, way back, wrote a brilliant letter, where she was giving advice and said something like, ‘you must watch your every step because the rest of the country is watching.’ And this is a time before we’ve got blogs and 24–hour news coverage. Mrs. Harrison was worried about that! First ladies have gotten their share of criticism, and no first lady has ever come through unscathed. The celebrity spotlight is much hotter now than it ever was for 18th or 19th century first ladies, but there was never a time when people ignored them. cs ’Unelected and Unaccountable’ Where: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. When: September 21–24 at 7 p.m. Cost: Free and open to the public

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Stacy Cordery: In some ways it hasn’t changed at all. Unlike Britain, we have a president and he comes with this partner. England, for example, has the Queen who can do all the ceremonial things, and a prime minister who can do the governing things. Martha Washington figured this out right away. The first lady still does the ceremonial things that Martha Washington did. Ribbon cuttings are an important part of what makes government work. What is changed most dramatically is the more overt role of advisor the first lady takes on, and in that capacity think about Mrs. Johnson’s commitment to the environment and how Lyndon Johnson helped her put into legislative form some her initiatives on conservation. Think about how Mrs. Carter was a roving diplomat for her husband. Mrs. Carter sat in on cabinet meetings, which is something that Dolly Madison didn’t do. Partly as a result of the feminist movement, and partly as a result of other things, we are more at ease with the first lady being more of an obvious advisor.

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Police were called to a Southside Bank of America after a report of a robbery in progress. Witnesses on the scene provided an excellent description of the suspect and the getaway vehicle, and police located the vehicle soon after, and made a traffic stop without incident. In the truck, police discovered a BB gun, an undisclosed amount of money and other evidence. The truck being driven by the suspect had been reported stolen earlier that morning by a local dealership. The suspect had been arrested for robbing the same bank in 2001. • Several suspects robbed the Sunset Novelties located on Abercorn Street after midnight. The suspects brandished fire-

arms and demanded money from the clerk behind the counter. The clerk complied and the suspects ran away on foot with the loot. • Police responded to a call regarding shots fired on the eastside during the early morning hours. When they arrived the officers found a black male severely injured from several gunshots wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition. No suspects were apprehended. The victim died while at the hospital being treated for the injuries. • Police were given an anonymous tip about the location of a car stolen during a recent carjacking and responded to the scene. Officers tried to stop the vehicle once it had been located, and after a short chase, the stolen vehicle was crashed and the driver and passenger fled on foot. Police apprehended the driver, however two other suspects got away. A K–9 unit was called to conduct a further search. Police requested that local schools be locked down during the search, and after that was completed, schools resumed their normal operation.

• There were nine separate incidents involving counterfeit travelers checks being passed to local businesses over the course of a single day. After police were notified they sent out a rapid notification alert to local businesses letting them know about the incidents. Not long afterward, employees at a store in the Oglethorpe Mall called police to say that two of the suspects were there. Police arrived, detained the suspects and confiscated fraudulent travelers checks, a firearm, money and merchandise purchased earlier in the day. They were charged with Fraudulent Attempt to Execute Check, a felony in the state of Georgia. • Police responded to calls about two separate robberies downtown that occurred within a short time of each other. After a brief search, they arrested Levon Smith and recovered both a firearm and the stolen merchandise. Smith was also a suspect in several other robberies that

occurred earlier in the month. Smith had been released from prison in April after serving 13 years for armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. • Police were called in regard to an injured person and arrived on the scene to find a 31 year old man with a severe head injury. The victim was transported to Memorial Hospital with life threatening injuries and died one week later. Investigators determined that a vehicle had been involved in the accident, but had fled the scene. They determined the driver of the vehicle was Dante Mcloud, who was arrested for Leaving the Scene of an Accident, a felony in Georgia. cs

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I love to go to the steam room (or if there isn’t one, the sauna) after a workout. But I’ve always wondered: Do they really help? Or rather: I sweat a lot in the steam room, and it’s obviously doing something to my body, but what exactly are its benefits? Or is it actually damaging my body? —Ricardo Cámara I like to be emphatic in these columns, Ricardo, so I wish I could tell you that, yes, steam rooms and saunas will cleanse your body of noxious substances and, when combined with regular steak dinners, orgasms, and chocolate cake, will enable you to live to 126. Or, alternatively that the sauna is a cabinet of death. Once again, however, I find myself stymied by intransigent reality. The scientific evidence, sorted into piles, breaks down as follows: (1) Steam rooms and saunas are good for you. (2) Steam rooms and saunas are bad for you. (3) We can’t decide. My drab elaboration is below. You’ll notice I treat saunas and steam rooms together, though they’re separate things. Saunas typically operate at 176-212 degrees Fahrenheit and a relative humidity of 10-20 percent, whereas steam rooms involve lower temperatures and much higher humidity (i.e., steam). Now, nearly all the research out there focuses on saunas, and one ought not to assume that what’s true of saunas will in all cases be true of steam rooms. Nonetheless, the two share a key feature, namely, they both make you sweat. Good. “Very few sudden deaths take place during or after sauna bathing” (American Journal of Medicine, 2001). This may not strike you as a ringing endorsement, but at one time saunas were thought to be associated with sudden death, arrhythmia, and heart attacks. Sudden death and heart attacks are now off the list. Bad. “Almost all (221 of 228) hyperthermia deaths in Finland from 1970

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to 1986 took place in saunas” (same source). This may undermine any confidence derived from the previous item, but perhaps it helps to know most of the overheated dead were middle-aged men under the influence of alcohol. Good. One study says sauna therapy helped a woman who had a “chronic, debilitating multisystem disorder of 20 years’ duration” due to toxic chemicals discontinue her medications and return to work. Another says saunas improved the condition of firefighters left with neurological problems after PCB exposure. The assumption appears to be that these people excreted the harmful substances in their sweat, which maybe they did. Then again, you can excrete harmful substances in other perfectly ordinary ways, and if it’s sweat you want, you can get plenty through exercise. But how much fun is that? Sounds good but isn’t really. You can lose a pound or more of water. But once out you gain the weight right back. Good. Saunas can help people with chronic heart failure, asthma, or chronic bronchitis; reduce pain and increase mobility in the arthritic; and enhance resistance to colds. They also decrease lung congestion and lower blood pressure in those with hypertension. Bad. Saunas are a bad idea during a high-risk pregnancy, and are also contraindicated for various cardiac conditions other than chronic heart failure. Can’t tell. Numerous Web sites claim research by the University of Munich’s Institute of Medical Balneology and Climatology shows that saunas and steam rooms confer benefits ranging from improved sleep to softer skin. But despite determined effort, including correspondence with actual Germans, my assistant Una could confirm only that the Institute of MB&C exists but is now called the Institute for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. By now maybe you’re saying: This is all very interesting, but I’m not pregnant and don’t have asthma, PCB poisoning, or any of the other baleful conditions alluded to above. I just like steam baths and saunas. Are they good or bad? That’s what I’m trying to tell you. If you’re in good health, a sauna (and maybe a steam bath, although in the absence of more data one needs to be cautious on this point) won’t kill you, possibly may help, and in any case will leave you, however briefly, with a sense of radiant well-being, a circumstance to be cherished in this melancholy age. What more do you want? cs


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If society were ever attacked by zombies, we would probably be doomed, and quickly. That was the conclusion of two university researchers in Ottawa, Ontario, who set up mathematical models hypothesizing zombie attacks as infectious diseases with the well-known characteristics of zombie biology from popular fiction. In fact, according to a July BBC News report, zombies are more threatening than virulent diseases because they can regenerate (unless decapitated or incinerated, of course). More troubling was the researchers’ presumption that zombies move slowly, as in older movies, but in recent fiction, they’re super-quick, making them nearly invincible.

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• Latest Domestic Disturbance Calls: (1) A couple fought with each other using water, mouthwash and powdered whey protein (Bremerton, Wash., July). (2) A wife repeatedly punched her husband and then, as officers arrived, pulled him inside the house by his ear (Niceville, Fla., August). (3) A 78-yearold woman kicked her husband in the groin several times recently because she believes he had an affair 35 years ago (Lynnwood, Wash., May). • Unclear on the Concept: San Antonio police chief William McManus announced in August an upgraded training program to teach his officers how to obey the law while off-duty. The department has had to fire 10 officers so far this year for law-breaking, and included in McManus’ program is a personal talk to each incoming cadet to stress that police officers must not commit crimes.

• Scared-y Cat Brits: (1) In June the Peterborough City Council ordered retirees who come together for weekly coffee at the public library to give up Chutzpah! hot drinks, in case one accidentally spilled on a child. (2) In July the Dagen(1) In August, Jorge Iglesias petiham Pool in Essex, citing (according to tioned a judge in Madison, Wis., to the manager) drowning risks, banned regain custody of his 66 roosters and swimmers from doing “lengths” and hens that police confiscated in a susforced them instead to swim “widths.” pected cockfighting raid. Iglesias said he (3) In June the Brighton and Hove City feared that the Dane County Humane Council ordered nature-lover Hilaire Society, temporarily holding the Purbrick, 45, out of the cave that has animals, was treating them with “cruel been his residence for 16 years, citing its and barbaric” abuse. (2) Afghan refugee lack of a “fire exit.” Fridoon Sadiqi filed a lawsuit against • In April, the Pelham (Mass.) Board Britain’s Home secretary in August after of Selectmen notified residents that it being turned down for political asylum proposed to “alter a (four-mile) portion because he had presented a forged of Amherst Road” and needed their passport to enter the U.K. According to co-operation. The board said the road, Sadiqi, the rejection made him clinically in service with exactly the same contour depressed. since 1822, must better conform to The Continuing Crisis what Amherst Road looked like on an 1822 map. Thus, some property owners • Elsie Poncher decided reluctantly along the route were asked to cede some in August to go back on a promise she rights to the government to un-modhad made to her late husband. Richard ernize the road. Poncher had purchased a crypt (for • Among the personal tasks alleghimself) just above the one in which edly demanded by Portsmouth the body of Marilyn Monroe (Va.) mayor James Holley of his rests in a Los Angeles memopublic-payroll assistant Lorrial park, but Elsie now needs I’m Ready For raine Stokes (from a list Stokes money and thus offered the My Close Up released in August, alleging crypt for sale in August, planMr. Redford! Holley’s abuse): affixing labels ning to move Richard to a less to boxes identifying Holley’s prominent place. Richard had assorted-color argyle socks; been assured by Elsie that he placing orders for “tummy could spend eternity lying face support T-shirts” and “90-mindown “over Marilyn.” ute abs” videos; and locating • Ultra-Dangerous Activities: retailers for his favorite English (1) In May, a man in his 20s was Leather cologne, Stri-Vectin killed in a fight at a community Cream (for “turkey neck”), geese center in Calgary, Alberta, followrepellant, T. Barry underwear, ing a dominoes tournament. (2) grass seeds and Gillette hair paste. Kenneth Reppke, 54, was charged

with assault in Fraser, Mich., in July for allegedly smacking a woman in the head, knocking off her glasses, because she refused to sell him Boardwalk and Park Place in a Monopoly game. (3) Jason Keller, 40, was acquitted by a jury in San Francisco in June of hitting a fellow homeless man in the face with a skateboard. Keller had become angry during a discussion about particle physics.

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Geography professor Melanie Patton Renfrew, 54, was convicted in Burbank, Calif., in August of violating a judge’s order to stop stalking KNBC-TV weatherman Fritz Coleman. Renfrew had badgered Coleman for two years, via e-mail and telephone calls, about his “error” in terminology, confusing “onshore” winds with “offshore” winds. Coleman, she insisted, needed to apologize. “Offshore” winds blow out to sea; “onshore” winds blow in.

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Lisa Newsome, 42, was arrested in Zachary, La., in August, caught trying to smuggle a 24-can case of beer out of a convenience store. The heavyset, housecoat-clad Newsome was squeezing the 20-pound case between her legs as she waddled from the cooler toward the front door. When police arrived, Newsome offered to pull up the dress to demonstrate how she carried the case, but, said a police captain: “I told her, no thanks. I wasn’t into that.”


News of the Weird reported in June 2006 that a second forensic expert had concluded that an innocent man, Cameron Todd Willingham, had been executed in Texas in 2004 -- that the “arson” that killed his three daughters was surely only a tragic accident. One of the experts had made a last-second appeal to the Texas pardons board and Gov. Rick Perry to spare Willingham’s life, but his report was ignored. Since 2006, two more forensic fire experts have concluded that the fire was not a crime and, said one (in August 2009), the trial testimony of local fire investigators had more resembled the musings of “mystics or psychics.” (Nonetheless, in an unrelated 2009 case, two U.S. Supreme Court justices noted the Constitution has “never” declared it wrong to execute an actually innocent man who nonetheless has been convicted.) cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE



Here’s a sweet deal for uber–fans of German electronica/ industrial music. En Esch and and Guenter Schulz, late of the pioneering KMFDM, put this band together 10 years ago, along the way performing as members of Pigface and releasing the albums DICKNity, Screwtinized and SUCKSESS. Esch and Schulz, who’ve been making music together since the ‘80s, are the real deal – German industrialists. Yavol! With Shrapnel, Embersreisch and Mono Crow. Listen & learn: At 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 at the Wormhole, 2307 Bull St.  

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Total heaviosity rules: Now four years young, Savannah’s molten–metal trio consists of bass, drums and guitar “with a triple attack of vocals.” Past U.S. tours have featured Blacktusk supporting Baroness, Skeletonwitch, Weedeater, Valient Thorr, ASG, Deadbird and Kylesa, to name but a few. This date is a record release party, to celebrate the release of several new split records with other bands, available at www. Listen & learn: At 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. $7. With Armazilla (from Atlanta) and Ammon (another Savannah band).



Dare Dukes & The Blackstock Collection Kicking off a national tour with a (sort–of) hometown show, this singer/songwriter is one of the shining lights on the Savannah music scene. He is a champion among acoustic indie–rockers, intelligent but not clumsily so, surreal and melodic but not cloying, with arrangements that go beyond guitar, bass and drums and serve the song entirely. That’s a mouthful, to be sure. But Dukes – who divides his time between Savannah and New York City, where he has a pretty sweet job in the private sector – makes music that rewards repeated listenings. “The way I see it,” he says, “(America) is a place filled with eccentric characters, all on their own strange mission – some nuts, some saner than the rest of us. These missions, these people, they’re what my music is about.”

Dukes’ Prettiest Transmitter of All CD was one of the best–reviewed acoustic indie CDs of last year. If you like Sparklehorse, Sufjan Stevens, Guided By Voices, that sort of eccentric melody–pop, check out the Dukemeister. Listen & learn: http://www. At 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $5 suggested donation.

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“Jazz doesn’t need to be something we listen to one week a year here in town,” says Skip Jennings. “So I think anything that increases the love of jazz, and the knowledge of it, among the people of this area is a good thing.” Jennings, a member of the Coastal Jazz Association board of directors, is talking about the 2009 Savannah Jazz Festival, which starts this week and runs for seven days (eight when you count the last day, the Savannah Youth Jazz Festival). He’s been the onstage emcee since the 1987 edition. Although the event is a 28–year tradition, since 2003 it’s had competi-

tion in the form of the Savannah Music Festival, which tends to bring bigger names to town. Jennings points out that the two festivals often collaborate on shows and special events. “I think,” he concludes, “the Savannah Music Festival has been good for the jazz festival.” That being said, the CJA – the jazz festival’s indulgent parent – does extraordinary work in keeping the flame of jazz alive, through monthly concert and club performances. And while the Savannah Music Festival certainly brings in the big–name acts, its focus is not squarely on jazz music. And it all happens over a pre-

scribed period of days in the spring. And the tickets aren’t cheap. In comparison, the Savannah Jazz Festival is, and has always been, free. Which goes a long way in explaining its extraordinary two–decades–and– change success rate. This year’s headliner is the legendary Mose Allison, the Mississippi–born, piano–playing one–man bridge between jazz and blues. Allison, who’ll play (with local legend Ben Tucker on standup bass) Sept. 24 at Forsyth Park, is the author of the Yardbirds classic “I’m Not Talking,” plus “Young Man Blues” (the Who) and “Parchman Farm” (every late ‘60s hippie–blues band known to man).

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has to a full–time jazz club. Jennings admits there aren’t a lot of “name recognition” artists on this year’s roster. Chalk it up to the economy. Fundraising, he says, “has been much more difficult this year. Businesses are laying off people left and right; how can they justify, to the employees that they’re laying off, that they’re also pumping money into a free music festival? “I understand that a lot of businesses’ first loyalty has got to be trying to keep people on the job as long as they can.” The CJA board took a good long time deciding how best to spent the money they did have for 2009. “We’ve had to try and do as much with less this year,” says Jennings. “We have this debate sometimes: Do the names mean as much to those of us who aren’t aficionados? The fact that we don’t have a Rasheed Ali on the bill this year, or a David ‘Fathead’ Newman, or a Donald Harrison, does that really make a difference to most of the people out there? Or does it only make a difference to the real hardcore jazz fans?” Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do. “I think we’ve got a real quality lineup this year.” cs SAVANNAH JAZZ FEST 2009 SCHEDULE All events are free. Details at Sept. 20 –– 5 p.m. Kick–off Jam Session at Blowin’ Smoke BBQ Sept. 21 –– 7 p.m. film screening “The Jazz Baroness” at Blowin’ Smoke BBQ Sept. 22 –– 7 p.m. Performance: Howard Paul at Blowin’ Smoke BBQ Sept. 23 –– 7 p.m. Performance: International Groove Conspiracy, the Fly Cats, Longineau Parsons & Flight of the Vultures, at Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Auditorium Sept. 24 –– 7 p.m. Performance: Eric Culberson Blues Band, Shane Pruitt Group, Mose Allison with Ben Tucker, at Forsyth Park Sept. 25 –– 7 p.m. Performance: Savannah Arts Academy SkyLite Jazz Band, Groove 8, UNF Jazz Ensemble with Ed Calle. After–festival jam at Blowin’ Smoke BBQ. Sept. 26 –– 3 p.m. Performance: The Jazz Corner All–Stars, J.B. Scott’s Swingin’ All–stars, Coastal Jazz Association Hall of Fame All Stars, Grace Kelly, Ben Riley Trio featuring Jim Hall, Savannah Jazz Orchestra featuring Doug Carn, at Forsyth Park. After–festival jam at Blowin’ Smoke BBQ. Sept. 27 –– 3 p.m. Performance: Savannah Youth Jazz Festival with Savannah Arts Academy SkyLite Jazz Band, Coastal Jazz Association All–Stars, at Forsyth Park


Van Morrison once cut an entire album of Allison’s tunes, Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison. Other highlights of the 2009 event: Grace Kelly (not THAT Grace Kelly, she’s been dead for years, and to the best of anyone’s recollection was never photographed with a saxophone). This Grace Kelly is a 17–year–old sax player from Massachusetts, born to Korean parents and the youngest musician in history to complete the four–year Jazz Studies certificate program at New England Conservatory’s prep school. Ben Riley. One of the great drummers of the hard–bop world, the Savannah–born Riley is best known for his long and fruitful association with the brilliant pianist Thelonius Monk in the 1960s. He played with Alice Coltrane and Ron Carter after that, and in the 1980s formed Sphere with Buster Williams and Kenny Barron. His band for the festival includes guitarist Jim Hall. Longineau Parsons. A master trumpeter and cackling chef over a bubbling cauldron of jazz, Afro–Caribbean rhythms and tribal beats, Parsons is a fascinating character, and will perform with his “Flight of the Vultures” band. Coastal Jazz Association All–Stars. Here you’ll witness the brilliance of the Hostess City’s jazz royalty, including vocalist Huxsie Scott, drummer Ben Riley, trombonist Teddy Adams, saxophonists George Harper and Eddie Pazant and, most importantly, bass legend Ben Tucker, Savannah’s most well–known – and vocal – jazz ambassador. Savannah Jazz Orchestra. Oliver Nelson conducts a swingin’ 16–piece Big Band, featuring the great alto sax player Doug Carn. This group of freelance musicians is always a jazz festival highlight. Film screening: “The Jazz Baroness.” A BBC production, this is a documentary about Baroness Pannonica “Nica” de Koenigswarter, an extremely moneyed Brit who fell in love with American bebop and ultimately became one of its patron saints, entering into a lengthy symbiotic friendship with Thelonius Monk, Charlie Parker and Charles Mingus, among others. Oscar winner Helen Mirren reads from Nica’s letters and diaries, and the film includes interviews with friends, family and students of the musicians served by this eccentric woman. Howard Paul. A great electric jazz guitarist who works often with the core musicians of the CJA, Paul is also part of the house band at the Jazz Corner in Hilton Head, the closest thing Savannah


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College is a first taste of independence for many of us. Mobility is undoubtedly part of that independence, though many who come to Savannah will be experiencing it without a car. Whether that choice is a commitment to reduce individual environmental impact, or one of economic necessity, it can be a challenge in a system set up with cars and not much else in mind. Still, we are fortunate to live in such a beautiful city — historic buildings, majestic oaks, and a marvelous system of small parks downtown. Not only are these great places to walk, but their traffic calming effects set the downtown area as a perfect grid for non–motorized mobility on foot or, to extend your range and increase your speed, on a bike. Driving your bike Most people treat bicycling like walking at higher speed, but that’s not the best strategy for safety. As noted by Eve Seibert, a certified League Cycling Instructor, “As a rule, cyclists fare best when they act and are treated as operators of vehicles. So, be predictable and visible. Vehicles belong in the street. Don’t drive your bike on sidewalks — not only does it endanger pedestri-

ans, but cars won’t be looking for you as they turn into driveways and side streets.” Other tips seem obvious written down, but surprisingly few use these simple tools to keep themselves safer: • Obey traffic signals including red lights, one–way streets, and stop signs. • Use hand signals to tell motorists when you turn. • If you are riding between dusk and dawn, use a white headlight and rear red light so you are visible. • Stay to the right, but give yourself 3 feet from parallel–parked cars to avoid a sudden door opening that could send you to the pavement. Finally, according to Eve, “One of the most important concepts for safe vehicular cycling is taking the lane.” The concept is this: If the lane is too narrow

Navigation One of the most difficult things about getting around by bike is knowing where to ride so you do not have to “take the lane” very often. Following some general principles about travel routes in Savannah will probably do more than anything to keep you safer. • North of Gaston Street, our landmark Historic District is home to the network of squares for which Savannah is famous. This is an ideal location for setting out on your bike. When you go, use north–south streets that have squares for natural traffic calming. When driving your bike downtown, though, as noted above, sidewalks are off–limits. As noted by commuter cyclist Sean Brandon, the City of Savannah’s Parking and Mobility Director, “The prohibition against riding on the sidewalks in the squares or Broughton Street comes as a surprise to many, an unwelcome one at over $100 per offense.” The squares work like traffic circles — yield to traffic on the square. You will find these streets mostly avoided by locals in cars, allowing you to navigate the squares quicker on a bike than you would in a car. In the historic district, the best routes avoid the north–south streets without squares — i.e., East Broad, Price, Drayton, Whitaker, Montgomery, and MLK — because of their higher traffic speeds. • From Gaston to Victory, in the Streetcar and Victorian districts, we have left behind the traffic calming of the squares. Forsyth Park does, however, block through-traffic on Bull Street, one of the most bike-friendly streets in Savannah north of Victory. The northbound bike lane on Lincoln Street has low traffic, though it’s strangely positioned on the left side of this one–way street. Your best bet riding Lincoln north is to use the center of the travel lane, temporarily moving left into the bike lane should a car approach from behind. And please don’t contribute to Savannah’s salmon infestation — cycling southbound against the flow in the bike lane on Lincoln increases your chance of a crash with a car and serious injury. Traveling east and west is best on one

way streets Anderson and Henry, going the direction of traffic and taking care to give a buffer for the door zone. • Between Victory to Stephenson, the north–south route is Habersham, which has a striped bike lane. The biggest worry here is the intersections, so assume motorists are not looking for bicycles and be predictable. Take additional care approaching stoplights with waiting cars to avoid a quick right turn into your path. The best east–west corridors are Washington, Columbus, and 63rd, as you will not be forced to stop so often at stop signs. • In the great beyond south of Stephenson, street-marked lanes are few and far between. There is a signed north–south bike route that travels Hodgson Memorial southbound through neighborhoods south of Montgomery Cross Road. However, if your destination is a big box shop on Abercorn, or one of the malls, you may be better off on the bus. The good news for you is that CAT (Chatham Area Transit) buses have bike racks that allow two bikes per bus. When the bus stops, pull the rack down, place your bike in the tray and raise the lever over your front wheel to secure it in place. When you exit the bus, always let the driver know you are retrieving your bike so he knows to wait. Parking Many who try getting around by bike are foiled by thieves. “Savannah has added many new on–street bike racks with more on the way,” notes Sean Brandon. Still, street signs or railings are the only option in other areas. Test the stability of any sign in the ground before using it to lock up. Secure your rear wheel and frame always with a strong U–lock. If you lock your rear wheel inside the rear triangle, this protects these two most expensive parts of a bike. Taking the additional step of securing your front wheel with a separate cable, the so called “belt and suspenders” approach, will keep your front wheel secure as well. Other stuff Excellent local resources are available to help, notably from the Savannah Bicycle Campaign ( Every first Friday, SBC members and others gather to ride from Habersham Village to downtown on the 2Wheels 2Work bike convoy. The experienced leaders of this ride can give you tips to increase your comfort level on the streets of Savannah. cs

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A quick guide to Savannah’s live music clubs by Bill DeYoung |

Like many of you, Savannah was more or less a mystery when I first moved to the city. That was a little over a year ago, when I arrived from South Florida. I had to find out — by hook, crook and a lot of asking around — where the live music clubs were.

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Well, new students, let me save you the trouble. Savannah has its share — well, probably more than its share — of purely drinking establishments, where the beer flows like wine and there’s always sports on TV, or a big ol’ jukebox, or nights devoted to Karaoke or trivia games. You might be surprised to discover it’s also a very healthy music town. Virtually every night of the week, somebody is playing live somewhere, and interestingly there aren’t a whole lot of crummy Top 40 dance bands, or even artists that focus entirely on covering someone else’s music. Not only is Savannah home to some stellar musicians, we are a favorite destination for the best players from Athens, a particularly fertile college town to the northwest. (From the “Something You Need to Know” Dept.: According to Section 6–1223 of Savannah’s Municipal Code, you have to be at least 21 to enter an establishment where alcohol is served, unless the place fits the city’s definition of a “full–service restaurant” where alcohol is only a small part of the bill of fare. This lets out the majority of the live music nightclubs, which are classified as “bars,” so be forewarned.) Each week, Connect Savannah keeps you advised as to who’s performing, in what club – we call the calendar Illustra tion by Br

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Soundboard, and it’s augmented by performer news, interviews, profiles and updates (that’s my job). For now, here’s a quick rundown of the cluster of live music venues downtown (and elsewhere). And welcome to Savannah.

River Street

1. Live Wire Music Hall. 307 W. River St., 233–1192. Sure, it looks like a three–level cave – some of those corners are mighty dark – but that only adds to the mystique of the building, which has been a live music venue of note (under different names) for decades. The Live Wire has a killer sound system, and a diverse calendar of

genre–jumping music that’ll surprise you every night. The “Rockin’ on the River” Battle of the Bands is in full swing Monday nights this month, and the upcoming docket includes Savannah’s own outlaw/Americana foursome the Trainwrecks (Sept. 26) and the funk act Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band (Oct. 3) 2. Fiddler’s Crab House. 131 W. River St., 644–7172. It’s a restaurant for visitors and tourists, and it has one of the best views of the Savannah River and environs you could hope for. But Fiddler’s also has a steady diet of good local bands – here’s where you can catch, with regularity, the Train Wrecks, Bottles & Cans, Voodoo Soup, Rhythm Riot, the Eric Culberson Blues Band and a cross–section of blues and rock ‘n’ roll from Athens, Atlanta and beyond. 3. The Warehouse. 18 E. River St., 234–6003. A narrow and not too arty room, the Warehouse nonetheless has ambiance to spare – it’s a good ol’ no–frills drinking (and snacking) establishment, like a long, skinny pub, with a tiny performance stage jammed into a corner. Here you’re likely to experience the Jeff Beasley Band, the Train Wrecks, Rhythm Riot and a number of solo and/or duo sets from regular bandmembers moonlighting on weeknights. 4. Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub. 117 W. River St., 233–9626. Named for an early 20th Century Irish patriot, Kevin Barry’s is Savannah’s oldest and roomiest old world pub. Everything is plain and made of wood. There’s entertainment every night of the week, in a room separate from the main bar if ye desire a little privacy. On the roster of solo perform-

ers playing Irish tunes is singer and guitarist Harry O’Donoghue, himself an Irish treasure.

Bay Street

5. J.J. Bonerz. 11 W. Bay St., 944–4343. This “Wings & Ribs Bar” on fast–moving Bay Street does a fair amount of traffic in live music. The past month has seen the quirky ‘80s tribute band Moving in Stereo, rockers Hazy Nation, the tough–blues band Blues Union and more. And they advertise “Girls in Red Cowboy Boots,” which can’t be a bad thing.

Broughton St.

6. Loco’s Grill & Pub. 301 W. Broughton St., 234–9456. Food and drink may be the stock in trade here, but whoever’s booking the weekend live music shows quite a bit of imagination. Last week, Loco’s had 40 oz. to Freedom – a Sublime tribute band – and the recent past has given us a one–off show by a couple of members of Perpetual Groove, plus the Beatles homage Abbey Road Live, and the Incredible Sandwich, a pop/funk/Latin–tinged band from Athens.

Barnard St.

7. Jazz’d Tapas Bar. 52 Barnard St., 236-7777. The stage is little more than a corner of the bar, but it’s a very cool bar, retro and ‘60s looking, and here you’ll find acoustic players during the weekend and excellent bands – from blues and rock to experimental vocal and instrumental jazz – on the weekends. Did we mention it’s also a swanky restaurant?

Congress Street

8. Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub & Grill. 311 W. Congress St., 239–9600. Owners Debbie Boulanger and Jennifer Brown, who are sisters, named this tartan–themed pub after their great– grandmother. It’s rather upscale, with a fireplace (when you need it), Scotch malt whiskeys, food items from the Highlands (neeps and tatties, anyone?) and everything bordered in tartan plaid. Aye, and they’ve got live music, from

9. Mercury Lounge. 125 W. Congress St., 447–6952. A wide space, a no–frills ambiance and a nice retro–feel. ‘Course, the life–sized painting of the infamous Rat Pack behind the stage adds to the coolness factor. Local blues legend Eric Culberson and his trio have a regular gig here, and the weekend bill o’fare usually includes some hardcore blues/rock. 10. The Jinx. 127 W. Congress St., 236–2281. The sign over the big window out front still says “Velvet Elvis,” but inside it’s all Jinx, with one of the highest percentages of cross–genre live music in town. Singer/songwriters Holly Golightly and Willie Heath Neal, Chris Porter and the Back Row Baptists and Pee Wee Moore’s Awful Dreadful Snakes have all played the Jinx in recent months. This Saturday, it’s ear–piercing metal from Blacktusk; in the future, look for the great America band American Aquarium (Oct. 3), punk’s Down By Law (Oct. 23) and regular Monday– night sets by the amazing Keith Kozel Kaleidoscope.

City Market

11. Pour Larry’s. 206 W. St. Julian St., 232–5778. They call themselves “Savannah’s Home for Beer Pong,” but live music is also on the menu at this relatively new City Market brewhouse. Sometimes it’s inside, and sometimes it’s out in the courtyard, and the tuneage ranges from acoustic singer/songwriter types to pop bands to hard blues. 12. Wild Wing Cafe. 27 Barnard St., 790–9464. It’s a family–themed restaurant and sports bar, but it’s also a contributor to the downtown live music universe. There’s someone playing – both inside the restaurant and outside in the City Market courtyard – every Wednesday through Sunday.

Liberty Street

The Distillery. 416 W. Liberty St. 236–1772. The building began life as a distillery in 1904, then was shuttered with the advent of Prohibition. One pharmacy, one furniture store and various other retailers later, it was back in the club business. Here you’ll run into local performers like Mike Schulz, Greg Williams and Bottles & Cans, performing on a near–nightly basis.

Starland District

The Wormhole. 2307 Bull St., 401–0214. Open for less than a year, the Wormhole is the city’s home for an eclectic range of musical styles – sometimes all in one night. Industrial, electronica, hip hop, rock ‘n’ roll, acoustic weirdness, they all have a home here.

Other hot spots

Here are a few other places where you can find exceptional live music on a regular basis: Blowin’ Smoke BBQ, 514 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Coach’s Corner, 3016 E. Victory Drive

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From battlefield to classroom

New improvements in GI Bill benefits will make higher education more attainable for service members by Patrick Rodgers |

As college students return to campuses across the country, more of those students are armed forces veterans thanks to a change in the GI Bill last month that improves benefits and makes secondary education more attainable for those who have chosen to serve their country. “The biggest change is that veterans can now make school their full time job,� says Patrick Campbell, the Chief Legislative Counsel with the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). “The old-school GI Bill, the most recent one, paid a paltry living allowance, and barely covered community college in most states.� Under the new bill, which was enacted Aug. 1, members of the armed forces who have deployed for a mini-

mum amount of time since September 11, 2001 are eligible for benefits that cover tuition and stipends for cost of living and books. “The number-one reason why civilians join the military is for education benefits,� Campbell explains. “The previous incarnation was a recruitment benefit. We’ve restored the GI Bill to its original purpose as a readjustment benefit.� Amongst reports that the suicide rate

for service members is climbing and that as many as 30 percent of America’s homeless population are veterans, Campbell and the IAVA, who heavily supported the change in benefits, hope that being able to make higher education a full time pursuit will provide veterans with time to cope with the psychological after–effects of going to war without having to worry about jobs or money during difficult economic times.

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held classes on Fort Stewart and Hunter, before moving to their own location more recently. SLU is based in Florida, but has satellite campuses around the country, including one in Savannah. “We’re a trusted name in the military because St. Leo itself has been 36 years educating the military on bases from Virginia to California,” says Kathleen Allen, Director of SLU’s Savannah Center. “Students can get their degrees online,” explains Allen while talking about how that flexibility has become increasingly popular, particularly with military students. “It’s a little early, but we have seen a few more people applying, and some more changing from Chapter 30 to Chapter 31,” a switch from the old GI Bill to the new benefits. One thing that doesn’t change between military life and the transition to college life is paperwork and bureaucracy, particularly when it comes to obtaining GI Bill benefits. “Anytime you deal with the army there’s going to be red tape. Most people who’ve been doing it for a while are used to it,” says Atkins. However, jumping through hoops might just be part of college life now. In comparison to non–military students who have to deal with FAFSA and juggling multiple lenders to get money for school, there is just as much, if not more paperwork. “The difference is we’re never going to have to pay most of it back,” Atkins says with a smile. With the job market constricting and the economy in disrepair, Atkins is expecting to re–enlist this spring and then have the Army pay for her to get her Masters degree. “I figure I’m not going to get a better job than the one I’ve got here, even with an education,” she says “I’ve got a friend who just graduated with a Masters and can’t get hired. I don’t think my luck is gonna be much better.” If it hadn’t been for her perseverance, it would have been much easier for Atkins give up on school and focus on work and family instead. Making the decision to stay in school a little easier is the reason why Campbell and IAVA, among other veterans groups, campaigned so hard to improve GI Bill benefits. “This is the kind of thing we did for our grandfathers at the end of World War II and they ended up going on to build the middle class,” Campbell explains. “This is an investment we’re making in our veterans now that’s going to reap rewards for decades.” cs


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change in benefits could see an increase of 20 percent in veteran enrollment. “The problem with the military is that a lot of people don’t use their education benefits,” says Spc. Bethany Atkins, a facility manager at the National Guard Armory on Eisenhower Drive. Atkins is currently a senior at Armstrong Atlantic, and has used the previous GI Bill to help pay for her undergraduate studies. With only a few classes left before getting her degree, she won’t be eligible for the new GI Bill benefits because although she’s been enlisted for almost 12 years, she’s one of the few soldiers who’ve never been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, a pre–requisite to qualify for the new benefits. “I’m on the 10 year plan. I should have a doctor in front of my name,” Atkins jokes as she describes the challenges of balancing a fulltime job with school and being a single parent. When she started school, Armstrong had a satellite branch in the education center on base, but after it closed, she had to start spending more time on campus. “Armstrong isn’t very accommodating,” she explains. “Once you get up into your upper division classes, there’s really nothing that’s offered on a lunch period, on the internet, or in the evenings.” Atkins explains that college life can be a difficult adjustment for service members, particularly when it comes to assimilating with other students. “I struggle to find any common denominator, and that makes classes hard,” she says. “If there’s a class with multiple service people, we’ll all end up in a corner, and usually are united against the rest of the class. You’ll find that military members have the same ideas about certain subjects.” Atkins is currently majoring in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Political Science, but when classes shift toward discussions of war in the Middle East, sometimes things can get uncomfortable with liberal, anti–war students. “These are my friends, my co–workers, so to have personal attacks, like all you people are out killing civilians, that’s not necessarily the whole truth,” says Atkins. “You’re always gonna have a faction who are underinformed or get all their news from Comedy Central. And then you’ve got the veteran’s side.” Because of challenges like juggling schedules between school and work, taking classes online is growing in popularity among military students as well. For over a decade, St. Leo University

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SCAD introduces sustainability and service design degree programs by Jim Morekis |

To keep pace with rapid changes in technology and in the American economy, the Savannah College of Art & Design has added two buzzworthy new degree programs that it says are the first of their kind in the nation. Part of the school’s burgeoning Industrial Design department, the new offerings are a Masters in Fine Arts in Design for Sustainability and a Bachelors and Masters in Fine Arts in Service Design. The first students enrolled in both programs are meeting for classes right now. We checked in with Industrial Design chair Tom Gattis for the scoop. I’m surprised to hear that no other school offers these degrees.

Tom Gattis: The Design for Sustainability program is the first of its kind because of its multidisciplinary approach. Most sustainability programs are associated with architecture or graphic design programs whereas ours is crossing over to many disciplines in the college. Industrial design, obviously, furniture design, architecture, interior design, graphic design, are probably the main ones. We’ll also tap into fibers and fashion. The approach is about giving students a core set of classes focusing on

sustainI understand most of ability the impetus for these issues and new programs actually theories, came from students. and allowTom Gattis: SCAD ing them to doesn’t take the normal pepper in a few approach. That’s a good directed elective thing from our perspecSCAD senior John Adams’ service courses that could design project, Maitre-Smart Home tive because students get come from all those Platform for VTech a voice, and faculty get disciplines. a chance to champion Designers from all those fields are a cause and move it up the chain so we being required and requested to have can develop new programs. Really both those skills in their pocket now. If Service Design and Design for Sustainwe look at all our industries there’s a ability are the result of faculty that were greater and greater emphasis on design passionate and had an idea or were for sustainability, whether it’s eco-deprompted by a group of students. sign or social responsibility, or even The sustainability thing I get, but what just something as simple as design for disassembly. exactly is Service Design?

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Tom Gattis: Some students will go to consulting firms, some will go to large corporations, some will hang out their shingle and become consultants. It depends on the student and what their ambitions are and how they want to apply their craft. Being a consultant gives you the opportunity to work with lots of different companies on lots of different projects, whereas if you go to work for Procter and Gamble or GE it will be more specialized and specific. What we’re trying to do is prepare them to go to work the day after their graduation. What’s the difference between an engineer and an industrial designer? Tom Gattis: It’s fuzzy! There’s a common debate among industrial designers on just that topic. We’re not mechanical or electrical engineers, but we’re playing in that world, and we try to make sure our students have a conversant knowledge, as we like to call it. In other words they need to be able to clearly communicate with an engineer to see the intent of their design carried forward. The world of ten or fifteen years ago where those were separate entities, and designers would toss their concepts over the wall to the engineers — it just doesn’t happen that way any longer. In just about every organization designers and engineers are working hand in hand to solve problems. When many people hear “service design,” they’ll assume this is preparing students for low–income service jobs. How do you fight that perception? Tom Gattis: Excellent question, and we’ve debated a lot about how to promote and market this and convince students to come. I don’t have a good answer except to say like all our programs, the proof will be in the pudding soon. The approach we’ve taken with our Industrial Design program is to let the public know about the excellent work that’s going on within the program and the wonderful projects that students get to work on. We’ll take a similar approach with Service Design, but there’s a challenge there that’s going to be interesting to figure out. I don’t think any of us could go into a high school today and say, ‘Everybody that knows what a service designer does, raise your hand.’ They’re probably going to think hotel worker or something along that line. And being new to the U.S., that’s also part of the issue. If we were operating in Europe we wouldn’t have the same problem. cs

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Tom Gattis: The U.S. economy has changed dramatically over the past ten years as we’ve seen manufacturing move to the far east and to Africa. The economy here has changed towards a service economy, where you see much more emphasis placed on services we engage with rather than manufactured goods. This happened in Europe sometime ago, and they embraced these ideas some time ago, and it’s really kind of the hot buzzword starting to come here now. It used to be that industrial design consulting firms were designing objects and winning awards, but none of those same companies are doing that. Products are a part of their offerings, but it’s more about designing services and new forms of research and methodologies that help clients solve problems that are rather wicked. Problems that aren’t easily solved by throwing another product into the marketplace. Let me give you an example. Bank of America a few years ago approached IDEO (a major design firm) looking for help to convince customers to save more money. Savings accounts had dropped and they wanted their customers to build up savings. IDEO at the time was really a product design firm, and they had a bank come to them asking for help in solving a service problem. What they came up with was the check card that rolls over to the next dollar, so if you spend $1.70, it rolls thirty cents into a savings account for you. And it’s more than that particular product offering, because the websites have to be different, and the interactions between customer and customer service have to all be rethought. Service designers have to solve all these problems, but looking at them in a holistic way. We call those the touchpoints – all those points where the customer is going to interact in some way. Another good example is Apple with the iPod and iTunes. That whole package of services that surrounds this rather simple little box that plays music is a really complex problem. The fact that I can go onto my iTunes account and it automatically knows who I am and it can suggest music that I might like – it’s genius, in fact they call it “Genius” because it’s a wonderfully smart idea solution that drives business and makes the experience much more delightful. That’s really what it’s about – making the experience more delightful for customers.


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For the rest of each week, Bleicken’s job is to lead AASU as it approaches its 75th anniversary, faces serious state budget challenges, and reaches out to more students who aren’t local natives while enhancing services to its longtime core population: commuter students. In July, Bleicken was appointed as the seventh president of AASU — the first woman president of the 7,000-student state university. Originally from Iowa, Bleicken holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a masters and Ph. D. in management, all from Georgia State University. She served in administration at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro from 1990 until her appointment to lead AASU this year, most

recently as provost. Bleicken (whose name rhymes with “liken”) and her husband live downtown and are the parents of five adult children. See a longer version of this interview online at In the past Armstrong’s been a college for Savannahians. It seems it’s growing more into a school that people come to from other parts of the state. Linda Bleicken: Yes, that is very true. We’re going beyond the Savannah area to recruit. Part of that is to help Armstrong become a more diverse and to some degree a more four-year kind of institution, as well as one that I think has been known for its good graduate programs in health and education area During move-in day I talked with a lot of parents and students and asked them “So why did you chose Armstrong?” Some of them chose it because it is in Savannah, some of them for the size, some for specific programs. But there was not a person that didn’t remark on the fact that when they came here they were impressed by the people, the way that the people were very warm and personable, and treated them as if they were individuals rather than just part of the freshman class. Let’s talk about money. How are you going to adjust to this new reality?

What do you attribute the six percent enrollment increase to? Linda Bleicken: Two things. One is, in downturns in the economy we always see people who go back to school to enhance their ability to gain jobs. The other thing, though, is the outreach we have made to other communities. We’re no longer just the Savannah school. So a student who might have thought about going to UGA or Georgia Tech might choose to come to Armstrong because tuition is more reasonable? Linda Bleicken: The tuition is more reasonable but the experience is different. Both Tech and Georgia are fine institutions, but both have different orientations. If you talk to students who go to those places, they don’t have the hands-on, high-touch environment that you have here at Armstrong. Chances are at Georgia, if you go as a freshman, your professor may not a professor, he may be a grad student, and you may be in a class with 200, 300, 400 students. Talk about how the typical romanticized idea of “the college experience” might or might not be met at a 21st century university, and in particular at AASU. What is the new paradigm? Linda Bleicken: I think that idealized version for the average undergraduate is very important. College is a transformative process. Freshmen come in really frightened. They might act tough but they’re not. They come in unsure of themselves, and it’s through not only the courses that they take but the experiences they have outside of the classroom — getting to know friends, getting to engage in leadership roles — that transform these students into

something that perhaps they didn’t have any idea they could be when they started out. That does not preclude the very good education for students who are here who do not have the time, whether because of work or family obligations, to engage in that experience. We offer that at the times of the day that are accessible. We have a lot of evening classes — in fact I am teaching one myself on Monday nights at the graduate level. What’s your vision going forward?

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Linda Bleicken: One of the things we know is that students who live on campus tend to do better. So we have housing facilities that currently house about 800 students, but by next year at this time we’ll be able to house 1400. We’re building a new residence hall that will come online then. In spring 2010, a $20 million addition to our student center is going to open. This will be a great opportunity for students to be able to stay on campus, to not just come to class. It would be inappropriate to say “Here’s my vision,” without saying to you that we are going to build this vision collectively. Right now we are meeting with students and hearing what are their visions for the future, meeting with faculty about what are their visions, and staff and what are they thinking about, and also talking to alums. I think we also need to amplify in the community some of our go–to areas. Anywhere I go, just about inevitably I run into an Armstrong graduate, whether they’re cleaning my teeth or taking my blood pressure, they not only gain their education here, they become part of the fabric of the community. I’m not sure how well we tell that story.

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What is your favorite spot on campus? Linda Bleicken: My favorite spot is just about anywhere in the quad. The arboretum is continuously changing, the plants out there, many of them native to South Georgia, to me really produce a lot of joy. Philip Schretter, the arboretum director, does a fabulous job of creating and maintaining this environment. When I can’t get to the students, that’s where I go when I’m really feeling out of sorts. I get the added benefit of not only walking in the sunshine and seeing the quad, but the benefit of talking with the students because they’re always out there. Its not just the beauty, it’s the whole aura — you’re walking around the whole campus and the whole college life envelops you. cs

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Linda Bleicken: The economy certainly concerns me, but do I see this as a forever thing? No, I don’t. This is a downturn. The fortunate thing for Armstrong — even though we have difficulties having enough money to hire all the teachers we’d like, for example — is we have increased enrollment. It helps us to have a six percent increase in enrollment this fall, for the following reason: it provides us some enhanced tuition revenue. While that doesn’t allow us to go out and hire fulltime faculty, it does give us a little bit of cushion to hire some parttime faculty to do what we need to do. Does this put some crimp in our style? Yes, but it also causes us to be more creative in how we think, not only about cutting dollars but also about alternative sources of revenue.

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It’s a typical college classroom: casually but fashionably dressed students, joking with classmates, showing their professor what they’ve learned. With knives in their hands. Cutting open dead sharks. “Atlantic sharp–nosed sharks,” says Dr. Matthew R. Gilligan, coordinator of Savannah State University’s Marine Sciences program. “They’re thick as flies around here — you just drop your hook in the water.” This is the Ichthyology Lab, where SSU Marine Science undergrads split into teams and dissect the two–foot sharks to examine just about every internal organ — from the nasal cavity with sensors to locate the electrical field of potential prey, to the fish’s much less glamorous parts on the other end.

Amazingly, few marine science students around the country actually get an opportunity like this — to work with fresh–caught specimens at a program based right on the water’s edge with its own dock and research vessel, as is the case with Savannah State and its Marine Science program, now in its 30th year. “That’s something we really try to get across to students here – how unique an opportunity it is to be able to go out and do so much hands–on work in the field,“ says Dr. Chris Hintz, assistant professor of Marine Sciences. “They

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don’t have to take a three–hour road trip to the coast to get on the water.” It’s an approach that suits junior Alfryea Prince just fine. “I like the hands–on work. I don’t want to sit in a lab somewhere,” she says. “I haven’t decided if I’m more interested in inverts (invertebrates). I’m really interested in deep sea species, but they’re hard to study because they get damaged so easily when you bring them up.” While SSU Marine Sciences stresses fundamentals, Gilligan says it’s taken on a more interdisciplinary approach as ocean issues have moved to the forefront, blending in such related pursuits as chemistry and geology. In fact, some years back the program changed its name from Marine Biology to Marine Sciences to address that shift.

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“It was pretty misleading, because people would hear ‘marine biology’ and say, ‘Oh, you just know about crabs and fish and shrimp,’ and that’s not true,” Gilligan explains. “Students here get the full background. They get physics, calculus, and organic chemistry, which means they’re pre–professional. People have gotten into medical, dental, and Ph.D programs out of this program.” However, because marine science jobs are so competitive, the SSU program maintains a focus on job skills. “These are very sought–after jobs, so we try and give some added value to these degree programs so that graduates have an advantage when they have to go out and look for a job,” says Hintz. One career path involves working at one of the many public aquariums around the country, and to that end SSU Marine Sciences offers a certification in aquarium study. Sigourney Bain is so interested in this career path that she volunteers to work on maintaining

aquariums at the school, despite having already graduated from SSU. “Marine Science is very broad, but different professors have different areas they specialize in,” Bain says. “So if you’re interested in something you can sort of go in-depth with it.” Gilligan says a zoo or aquarium is usually “the main point of entry for the public in environmental and ocean issues. More people get turned on by oceans and marine life when they’ve gone to an aquarium than anything else, except maybe nature specials on TV.” The story of SSU’s Marine Sciences program is unique, and has a lot to do with the school’s role as a historically black university. Gilligan explains: “In 1979 the federal government ruled that Georgia and several other Southern states weren’t in compliance with laws regarding segregation of higher education. They said, ‘You’ve got a black school and a white school in Savannah – fix it!’” he says.

“Dr. Margaret Robinson, a department chair in natural sciences, always wanted to take advantage of the coastal location of the college to get environmental science and environmental studies and marine science here. So she said, ‘OK, you want to desegregate? We’ll have a marine biology program, and then we’re guaranteed to bring in white students.’ What she meant was that to this day African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Island Americans, and other under-






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“We’re just a different type of educational facility,” says Savannah Technical College president Kathy S. Love. “Not everyone is interested in getting a liberal arts degree, or sitting in a classroom listening to a lecture.” Enrollment at Savannah Tech was up nearly 14 percent over the summerterm, Love explains, and it’s steadily climbing. There’s a good reason. “At all times when the economy is bad, and people may be losing their jobs, re–training is one of the first things that comes to their mind: ‘My job is not coming back, so I need to re– train.’ As a system of technical colleges throughout Georgia, we see an increase continuously when the economy is bad.” Love, who’s been in the big chair since January, believes Savannah Tech – which has recently beefed up numerous programs, including culinary arts, cosmetology and allied medical training – is generating fresh enthusiasm in the area “I do think there’s some additional excitement at Savannah Tech in that whenever you’ve got new programs, new administration, new instructors in some cases, people are curious,” she says. “They come by and see that their preconceived notion of what a technical college was, is not the true picture.” Trade and “Vo–Tech” schools, she explains, were traditionally thought of as “something less” than real colleges,

“the place that’s good enough for your neighbor to send their kid, but you’d never send your own. Nor would you go yourself. They probably picture outdated equipment, and instructors that aren’t caring about staying on the cutting edge of the technologies in the fields. “Then they come here and they see that our instructional staff has a great relationship with industry. Our equipment is state of the art. The facilities are beautiful. The students that are here are excited and happy and going to work when they graduate. So they decide it’s something they want to become a part of.” Love, previously the president of Flint River Technical College, was the vice president of instructional and student services at Middle Georgia Technical College from 1994 to 2001, and vice president of administrative services at South Georgia Technical College from 1990 to 1994. “It’s only been within the last six or seven years that we have been technical colleges,” she says. “And I think what a lot of people don’t realize is that we’re accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), as are Armstrong Atlantic, Savannah State, the University of Georgia we all have the same accrediting body. We have the same expectations as far as quality goes within our classrooms.”

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Savannah Tech has classes in health sciences, business and technology, industrial and public service fields, economic development and general college studies. “Our students learn differently – they enjoy getting their hands on equipment, on the vehicle, or whatever it is they’re interested in. In our allied health programs, the patient, for example. “They succeed here where they may not be interested in succeeding somewhere else.” Savannah Tech serves 4,000 students each quarter in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties, offering more than 50 certificate, diploma and associate degree programs in fields ranging from automotive technology to surgical technology, and from marketing to computer information systems and beyond. On Sept. 17, the school will hold free Bryan County workshops about Georgia’s Be Work Ready, a program for the unemployed. At these “information sessions,” participants will learn how to earn the free Work Ready certificate – certifying your skills for potential employers – and how to earn up to $100 in incentives to offset job search expenses. It’s scheduled for 1 and 6 p.m. at 133 West DuBois St. in Pembroke, and will be repeated at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Richmond Hill Library, 9607 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill. “As we graduate more students,” Love explains, “and they go to work and they become success stories in the community, more people are aware of the fact that about 80 percent of the jobs out there require technical training. And don’t necessarily require a four–year degree.”

She’s instigated several important changes since her arrival nine months ago. “We had very few night programs. Well, we have as many under–employed individuals in our service area as we have unemployed. “Now, when you’re unemployed it may be fairly easy to come to college during the day. But when you’re under–employed, you can’t necessarily afford to quit the job that you have, even if it’s minimum wage, to come to school during the day. “So my challenge to my faculty: Every program we have on campus that’s offered during the day, unless there’s some really legitimate reason, will be offered at night.” The health care program remains the school’s most popular – “people want to help others, and they know those jobs pay well,” Love says – and there’s been a dramatic increase in students interested in the culinary arts. And getting through the admissions process, she adds, is also a lot less headache–inducing than in years previous. It is, to paraphrase Governor Sonny Perdue, “faster, friendlier and easier.” Love is thrilled to put the process on the fast track. “We want to make sure that when an applicant comes here, or even just an interested party, that they don’t have to come back five times before they are admitted to the college,” she says. “So we’re really looking closer at our processes, to make sure they are not putting a roadblock up for the students that want to come to college.” cs



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the distance their planes successfully travel, and each will have two attempts, with the longer of the flights being kept as their score. Participants will compete in four different age groups, 0–3, 4–7, 8–11 and 12–16. This will be the second year Southern Wings has held the competition, and they hope that it will help inspire some of these girls to continue pursuing dreams of flight. “We just want to get as many involved as possible, and get more women involved so we can make some history of our own,” says Goodwin. Although women make up such a small minority of the aviation industry, they have had a significant presence throughout the history of aeronautics. As early as 1906 E. Lillian Todd was designing and building aircrafts, and Helen Richey became the first female commercial airline pilot in 1934. Besides the paper plane competition, Southern Wings also has plans to start doing more events in the coming year, including several speakers who will discuss women’s role in aviation. “We also educate the public about the role women have had in aviation throughout history all along,” says Goodwin. “We’ve actually been involved in it just as long as the men have, but you don’t hear about that.” cs Southern Wings Paper Airplane Competition for Young Women (age 16 and under) When: September 27 at 2:30 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park





‘Hedwig’ is here to rock this town The Bay Street Theatre debuts one ‘Angry’ musical by Bill DeYoung |

Musical theater knows few characters quite as fascinating as Hedwig, who began life as “a slip of a girlyboy living in communist East Berlin,” suffered a botched sex–change operation and a horrific divorce, and now tours the broken–down dives of Middle America singing glam–infused hard rock songs. Hedwig — once known as Hansel — is the star and constant centerpiece of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, an Off Broadway smash in the 1990s. A local production is opening a limited Savannah run Thursday at the Bay Street Theatre, upstairs in the cabaret room at Club One. Club One, of course, is primarily known as a gay and lesbian nightspot, and its drag–queen cabaret shows are the stuff of local legend. But Hedwig and the Angry Inch, while it features a transgendered protagonist and some pretty salty dialogue, is a step in a different direction, the first volley in a new dedication to live theater on the club’s part. “With this being a college town, and the general community that that we have here, it’s a show that appeals to a really broad audience,” says Bridget Tungstall, who’s directing Hedwig on the cabaret stage. “You don’t have to be gay or straight or anything to take any kind of a message from it, moreso than another person. To me it’s an extremely universal message.” Tungstall, who’s also the Lucas Theatre’s events coordinator, believes the message in John Cameron Mitchell’s script and Stephen Trask’s lyrics and music is “a search for honesty and a search for acceptance. Whether it’s acceptance from another person, or acceptance of self. “For so long, Hedwig’s relied on acceptance from another. And the kind of end point of all this is that she finally

wakes up and realizes that it’s not another person, she’s got to love who she is inside. Regardless of all the trauma that’s happened to her.” Hedwig reproduces a live rock show (the Angry Inch is a four–piece band, plus a second vocalist, onstage with the star). Hedwig is frustrated and bitter about her soured personal (and professional) relationship with one Tommy Gnosis, who’s gone on to become the world’s biggest rock star leaving her in the dust, playing dives while he sings for millions in stadiums. “She’s always kind of behind Tommy, hoping for some kind of reconciliation,” Tungstall explains. “Some kind of acknowledgement.” Christopher Blair plays Hedwig as a foul–mouthed fireball in a Teutonic blonde wig, a party dress and sparkly platforms with hairy legs and heavily tattooed arms. Blair is a rock singer with the range and the pipes to deliver Trask’s emotional songs, from the funny ones to the deadly serious ones, to the melodramatic ones that sound like long–lost outtakes from the Jim Steinman/Meat Loaf catalog. And his Hedwig speaks in a voice borrowed from Cloris Leachman in Young Frankenstein. “Chris is one of those actors that’s constantly searching for ways to better himself in terms of his craft,” Tungstall reports. “And this is a hard part, because with the exception of maybe 20 lines, the entire show rests completely on him. “So he’s got to be the rock performer,

he’s got to have these moments of scathing vulnerability onstage. He’s got these moments of absolute anger. So he’s riding this completely emotional wave through the entire show. He’s got to hold that all together.” The band — John Turner on drums, Ryan McCurdy on piano, guitarist Al Gonzalez and bassist Christopher Stanley — gives Hedwig’s songs the emotion–rich one–two punch they need. Valerie America Lavelle plays Yitzhak, Hedwig’s co–singer and onstage comic foil. “You know when you see these live bands perform, and there’s so much dynamic between the musicians and the singer?” asks Tungstall. “The energy that performers get naturally? To a point, re-creating that feel — without it being false — is difficult.” She’s extremely proud of her Angry Inch. “I’m nervous but I’m really confident,” she says. “They’ve pulled out the stops and they’ve all been doing individual work. The band is super–talented. Some of them play multiple instruments.” Hedwig and the Angry Inch is beloved around the world, and was made into an acclaimed film in 2001, and the local production will be slavish to the original in all but one small detail. “John Cameron Mitchell has allowed casts to adapt it to where the show is playing,” Tungstall says. “The original opening line is ‘Don’t you know me, Kansas City?’ And we’ve changed it to ‘Don’t you know me, Savannah, Georgia?’” cs ’Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ Where: Club One, 1 Jefferson St. When: 8 p.m. Sept. 17–19, 25–27 Tickets: $15 Online: www.clubone–


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Author and epicurean Virginia Willis talks about her cookbook and visit to town



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Jeff Rodgers will prepare a meal from her most recent book Bon Appetit Y’all: Three Generations of Southern Cooking. The tagline of your last book is “Three Generations of Southern Cooking.” Is a love of food something that’s always been part of your family? Virginia Willis: Very much so. There’s pictures of me making soup for my grandmother at 3 years old. A lot of our time together was spent in the kitchen or at the dining room table.

When it comes to sharing great food with the world, there are few people who have more experience than Virginia Willis. Over the course of her career, she’s worked for Martha Stewart, cooked for Bill Clinton and Julia Child, travelled the world producing segments for Discovery’s Epicurious, tested recipes for the culinary bible The Joy of Cooking, and still managed to find time to write several cookbooks of her own. A Georgia native who was trained in classic French cooking, Willis has made it her mission to combine those two seemingly disparate traditions and in the process has elevated good ol’ home cooking to nothing short of an art form On Sept. 23, Willis will make a stop at Local 11Ten, where she and Chef

The South certainly has one of the most distinctive regional cuisines in the country, as you looked back and gathered these recipes, has Southern cuisine changed a lot with time, or is it staying true to its origins? Virginia Willis: I think it has changed a lot. Honestly, it’s returning to its origins. There was a great deal of time where much of the food in the entire country morphed into using a lot of convenience foods. The real honest cooking of the South was using fresh produce, things that were grown in people’s gardens, and farm animals or animals that were harvested like wild game or fish, and then there was a period of time where it moved more toward prepared food or convenient foods, opening a can of this or a box of that. I think many chefs, myself included, are returning to those roots where it’s about fresh produce and knowing where your food came from.

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Is that one of the things that enticed you about the event at Local 11Ten, that part of their whole mission is a return to that style of local, fresh ingredients? Virginia Willis: Very much so. It’s a shared sensibility. I’ve been able to do chef events all over the country and it’s wonderful to reach out to fellow cooks and do these sorts of events because we believe in the same things and its nice to come together, to meet people, to work in their kitchens, see what their doing and get inspiration. Have you been to Savannah before? Virginia Willis: Oh yes. I love Savannah. The whole idea came from eating there (at Local 11Ten). I was teaching at Kitchen Outfitters last winter and a colleague and I ate there. I heard about the restaurant and heard it was doing good things and ate there. I met the chef while I was there and that’s where the inspiration for the dinner came from, to be able to work in their kitchen and enjoy Savannah. I saw in your bio that you also studied French cuisine. Did you depart from Southern cooking for awhile and then come back to it? Or has it always been part of what you wanted to do? Virginia Willis: Southern food is an inherent part of my makeup because I’m Southern and I grew up eating Southern food, but I also grew up eating French food. My mother was a devotee of Julia Child and really enjoyed cooking and different cook books and cooking explorations. We lived in Louisiana for awhile when I was young, and the Cajun and Creole cooking has definite French influences. So my cooking his-

tory has definitely been predominantly Southern, but I think French cooking has such strong foundations that I felt it necessary as a cook that I get French training, and now that I’ve done it, I’ve combined my training with my heritage and created what I feel is a refined Southern cuisine. Lots of industries, the recording industry and others, complain about the effects of the internet on sales. Are cookbooks also in danger of being left behind by free and ready access to all sorts online recipe sites or can they co–exist? Virgina Willis: I think that they can co–exist. Cookbook sales are actually doing well right now because people are eating out less. Having said that, there is free accessible information available online, but as a journalist, you know information is only as good as your sources. There’s a lot of information available online, but that doesn’t mean it’s accurate or valuable. There are plenty of sites that are. I used to work for Epicurious, which is the online home of Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines. That’s a website that I trust. And certainly there are cookbooks where the author may not have done due diligence recipe testing and all that stuff, but regardless of how much we move toward being online, there’s something incredibly satisfying about holding a book in your hand. cs Virgina Willis Booksigning When: Sept. 23. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with a book signing and passed appetizers. Where: Local 11Ten, 1110 Bull St. Info: Call for reservations, 912–790–9000

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Friends of mine will swear that there is no wine to which I turn up my nose. I suspect they’ve been drinking. I’m no snob by any stretch of the definition — and I take some pride in having the wits to determine superb wine from average wine. I appreciate an everyman’s juice as well as a super premium wine. And lately, I’ve been turned off by some of the wine world’s biggest players — with the biggest price tags. The Australian Syrah meticulously squeezed from 120–year–old vines did not, to my palate, earn its $100– plus price tag. It lacked complexity, depth and seemed as tired as the worm–eaten old vines from which it came. I’m pretty sure the very young $180 California Cabernet Sauvignon was poured by a felon — because it was a crime to serve this wine before it had fully matured. The sad thing is, if too many inexperienced sommeliers follow this practice, the boutique level production of this otherwise world–class winery will not survive to be tasted in 12 or 15 years from now — when it’s finally ready to drink. I expect less from moderate or lower–priced wines — like the white blend that tasted as vile as the blended grapes suggested. Proper blending takes more than mixing white grapes with white grapes. And I’m no winemaker. That why I was overjoyed with the pair of moderately priced wines I snatched from my “grab bag” shelf this week. Pull up a chair kids, lemme tell you a story. Besides awesome beef, Argentina is known worldwide for moderately priced, easy–to–drink, ready–to–consume Malbec. It’s the predominate grape of Argentina and has raised wineries of the Mendoza region to legendary status in just a few relatively short years. The Graffigna 2006 Malbec I sampled was nurtured from vines in the Pedernal Valley near San Juan. The vineyard is further north than Mendoza, but shares similar soil and eleva-

tion. Bustling San Juan gives way to rolling farmlands. The valley, at nearly 4,600 feet above sea level, is in the foothills of the Andes. Its unique geography results in a temperate and consistent growing temperature. In the glass, this 100 percent Malbec is deep red with purplish nuances. A very complex bouquet, with the suggestion of ripe blackberries, yields to spicy tones of black pepper. Oak aging, half in French barrels, half in American barrels, creates smooth, ripe and well–integrated tannins. Its finish is complex, with notes of coffee, vanilla and toasted oak. An extra six months of aging in bottle makes a wine that drinks far above its shelf price of around $15. I enjoy Malbec with barbecue, grilled beef — especially those with sauces or rubs rich with pepper or onions. Want more fun and less geek–speak? The Veneto region of Italy is known for its Prosecco — whether those under $10 a bottle or rare, nectar– laced bottles that push $30 or more. The last area I expected to have produce Blood Orange Mimosa, a sparkling grape wine flavored with real blood orange juice. Sophisticated? Hardly. Fun, flavorful and refreshing? Absolutely. Chill this one well to sip with friends on the last few hot days we’ll have. At about 7 percent alcohol, it’s a light drinker — and accessibly priced at around $15. Its maker, Canella, is known for great Prosecco, they have used the same care in crafting this novelty entry into the sparkling wine aisle. cs

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Aqua Star in the Westin Savannah Harbor

I had heard plenty of praise for Chef Jean Michel’s Sunday brunch at this elegant riverside hotel restaurant and I used the Savannah Craft Brew Fest weekend to give it a try. Multiple stations offer made–to–order dishes. I sampled a Western omelet, which was piping hot, of course, and tweaked just to my liking with a little extra ham. Bananas Foster from the dessert flambe station creates quite a show and the freshness makes this classic dish a fitting ending to a satisfying meal. I think I did a darned good job of sampling without overeating. That’s a challenge at a brunch like this — but makes the experience more enjoyable! 1 Resort Drive/201–2000

Logan’s Roadhouse

Now, for something completely different. Ms. TJ and I were locked in the marital conundrum of where to have dinner. Not too much, not too little, nice variety, good value. We agreed on those points. Finally, we rolled into Logan’s Roadhouse and stepped right into a special Monday and Tuesday promotion: two full meals for $13.99. An entree, two sides — all day both days! She had a pretty chicken breast filet with honey– peppercorn sauce, a small mixed green salad and a baked potato. It was a moist, tasty piece of chicken dressed up even further by the server’s suggestion of the sauce. I opted for the chopped sirloin patty which was nicely grilled and wonderfully seasoned. My plump baked potato was comforting with a dollop of butter. A skewer of grilled mushrooms were hot and savory — the perfect combination for my beef. 11301 Abercorn St./921–1510

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The family–style diner, My Place, in Medical Arts Shopping Center has closed and is being replaced by Pita Pita. I’ll check it out. New entrees have rolled out on the menu at Cha Bella. Of course, the emphasis remains on farm–to–table goodies — the restaurant’s Avondale Farm is being planted now with fall root crops and another round of late season collards, mustard greens and the like. Mike Costanzo of the two pizza joints bearing his last name has a coupon in the marketplace offering a free pizza with the purchase of another at regular price — a gutsy move by a small operator! Watch for back–to–school specials coming on Mondays and Tuesdays. Street buzz says Chef Wes Daniel is leaving Eos and is heading for the Big Apple. Chef Wes has brought remarkably stunning dishes to this young Midtown eatery — and has also exerted some influence over its sister restaurant, Sol. Frankly, I don’t know if I can stand this kid if he gets any more talented -- but I welcome the chance to revisit his skills after he picks up some new tricks in Gotham City. cs


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Three of Asheville, N.C.’s most interesting acoustic musep sicians have joined together for a short tour of the southeast, and they have a show at the Distillery here in Savannah Sept. 18. Lyndsay Wojcik, Nikki Talley and Laura Blackley are the Swayback Sisters. Wojcik and Talley are singer/songwriters with strong, expressive voices, while Blackey is a blues singer with a fiery alto. All three are creative acoustic guitarists, and their show – heavy on harmonies and Appalachian folk tunes – also includes healthy amounts of fiddle and banjo. Wojcik ( won the Gibson Songwriting Contest in Nashville, Talley ( took top honors on TV’s Carolina Star, and Blackley – with three CDs to her credit – hosts the Ashville radio show Southern Sirens (check her out at


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A last–minute booking at Hilton Head’s Shoreline sep Ballroom has the California–based norteno band Los Manaldrines (the Malicious) playing a 9 p.m. show this Friday, Sept. 18. Tickets are $25. Also new on the Shoreline schedule: Silversun Pickups, Cage the Elephant and An Horse (Oct. 7); the Carter Twins and Stealing Angels (Oct. 18); Social Distortion, TAT and the Strangers (Oct. 25) and Blue October (Nov. 2). Tickets are still available for the Oct. 11 Insane Clown Posse show.



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Works by 14th Century Italian composer Francesco sep Landini will figure prominently in “Florence 1359,” a concert by the ancient music ensemble the Goliards Sept. 27 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Landini, the blind organist at the Cathedral in Florence, is considered the giant of 14th century Italian music. The 3 p.m. concert will also feature dances, secular ballads and laude. The Goliards consists of John Hillenbrand, viellist, Anne Durant, harpist, mezzo–soprano Cuffy Sullivan and soprano Jennifer Dickinson. At–the door tickets will be $10 adults and $8 students.


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Tal Willis’ contribution to ‘Noteworthy Art’ at City Market Gallery all month 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. Social Sciences Building Gallery @ Savannah State Adaptations of Equanimity — Savannah Artists Natalie von Loewenfeldt and Paul Scibilia join forces for a unique pairing of contrasting painting styles. Starlander Coffee Shop, 11 E. 41st St. Beyond Reconstitution 2009 — Artist Morgan Santander exhibits giclee prints that flirt with the prospect of a new world with strangely integrated photomontages. Opening Reception 9/24. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Constructs and Inventions — The etchings of Erik Desmazieres. Jepson Center for the Arts, Telfair Square, Going Against the Grain Color on Wood — Veterinarian/Painter Buck Drummond makes his Savannah debut with a collection of new work accentuating the natural beauty and grain of wood with color from acrylics, stains, dyes, oils, and natural materials. Opening Reception 9/24 7-9pm. Smitten Gallery, 345 Abercorn St. International Aerospace Art Exhibit — Over 50 paintings by artists from around the world who specialize in aerospace subjects, upholding the rich tradition of narrative art through commitment to historical accuracy as well as a techni-

cal mastery of the medium. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler Knot By Chance — Weaver and bead artist Carrol Kay creates delicate, handmade wearable art that incorporates a variety of styles. Her work will be featured all month. Gallery 209, 209 E. River St. 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 Mixed Media by Jerome Meadows — Recent work by Jerome Meadows, including pieces from the Telfair’s “Reframing A Perceptual Paradigm” installation on view and for sale. Viewing by appointment: 912-233-7659. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. Noteworthy Art — A fundraiser for the Savannah Folk Music Society. See local artists transform Gretsch Guitars into individual works of art. They will be on display September, then auctioned during the two festival events: Friday, Oct. 9, in City Market (7-11 PM) and Sunday, Oct. 11 in Grayson Stadium (2–7:30 PM). Lobby Gallery at City Market Printmaking Exhibition — Recent work on display from artists Jen Jenkin and Nicholas Silberg. Opening reception is 9/17 from 7-

9pm with Markus Kuhlmann of the Trainwrecks providing music. Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, 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. His work has been featured in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Decor Magazine, and on BET. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Stained Glass: Beyond the Traditional — Glass artist Erica Rollings exhibits over 50 glass panels showcasing anatomical and botanical themes, game boards and much more. Rollings’ glass panel images come from medical and architectural books as well as her personal sketchbook. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 W. Henry St. Transitional Pattern — Artist Andrea Gray explores vines and natural designs as part of our need to bring the outdoors indoors. The exhibit includes fibers and drawings. TruSpace Gallery, 2427 De Soto Avenue Walter MacEwen: An American Expatriate Revisited — Through Oct. 10 at

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Best Cameo: Harrison Ford. Bet you didn’t know Ford appeared in two movies this summer. Bet even Ford doesn’t know he appeared in two movies this summer. Yet his split–second appearances in Bruno (ambushed on the street by the title character) and (500) Days of Summer (appearing in a Star Wars clip) resulted in two of the season’s most hilarious moments. Runner–up: Arnold Schwarzenegger (sort of) in Terminator Salvation. Worst Cameo: Will Ferrell in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. The Idiotic Man–Child strikes again. Runner–up: Mike Tyson in The Proposal. Best Musical Accompaniment: David Bowie. The rock legend made his presence known at the multiplexes this summer. His theme from the Cat People remake, “Putting Out Fire,” was employed in its entirety in an imaginatively filmed sequence in Inglourious Basterds, while his song “Heroes” functioned as a call to arms during the closing credits of the environmental documentary The Cove. He also served as the musical inspiration to one of the teen protagonists in Bandslam and even appeared in a climactic cameo. And making Papa Bowie proud during this period was his son Duncan Jones, who earned critical kudos for his directorial debut with the art–house film Moon. Breakthrough Male Star of the Summer: Ryan Reynolds. Not only did Reynolds co–star with Sandra Bullock in the smash rom–com The Proposal, but his supporting turn as Wade Wilson/Deadpool in X–Men Origins: Wolverine (another box office hit, despite the negative buzz) has led to the starring role in the proposed follow–up, Deadpool. Also on tap: the title role in another superhero adaptation, Green Lantern. Breakthrough Female Star of the Summer: Zooey Deschanel. Usually seen in independent films, Deschanel ventured into the mainstream waters

last year with mixed results (the hit Yes Man, the flop The Happening). Returning to the indie pool, she co–starred in the sleeper hit (500) Days of Summer, earning rave reviews as well as a new legion of smitten fans. Best Counterprogramming: The Proposal. Sandra Bullock’s reign as a box office queen has been over for quite some time, so the spectacular $160 million gross for this charming if predictable comedy caught many box office prognosticators by surprise. Worst Counterprogramming: My Life in Ruins. Leading lady Nia Vardalos doubtless hoped for another success along the lines of her $241 million earner My Big Fat Greek Wedding; instead, this dud’s paltry $8 million take — coming after the paltry $8 million take for her 2004 flop Connie and Carla — potentially signals a career in ruins. Summer Movie I’m Most Sorry To Have Missed: The Brothers Bloom, starring Rachel Weisz and Adrien Brody. Summer Movie I’m Most Grateful To Have Missed: G–Force, starring talking CGI hamsters. Best Marketing Tie–In: The “Restrooms For Humans Only” signs posted on bathroom doors at movie theaters showing District 9. In fact, the entire marketing campaign for this film was brilliant, turning a dubious late–summer entry into a sleeper hit that’s about to cross the $100 million mark. Worst Marketing Tie–In: The Mudflap and Skids action figures from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Kids, now you too can promote racial stereotypes in your own living room! Most Unexpected Mini–Trend: Vets for Viagra. Or, more specifically, veteran actors playing characters who, uh, get a rise out of taking Viagra (Richard Dreyfuss in My Life in Ruins; Andy Griffith in Play the Game). Movie That Generated The Best Reader Response: The Hangover. My pan of this inexplicable summer smash

led to the most vicious feedback I’d received since I trashed Lady in the Water (yes, who knew that M. Night Shyamalan bomb had such a fervent following?). As expected, most of the posts and e–mails from fans of this frat–house favorite were full of typos, and most were monosyllabic variations on “You suck!” I still chuckle, though, over the one asking me how many professors I had to blow to earn my English degree. Most Pleasant Surprise: (tie) Inglourious Basterds and A Perfect Getaway. Quentin Tarantino is such an erratic filmmaker that it’s impossible to predict what we’ll get from him. Happily, this World War II romp — and film buff ’s delight — proved to be both a critical and commercial hit. A Perfect Getaway, on the other hand, arrived on the scene with little fanfare and disappeared just as quickly, but it’s a nifty “B movie”– style thriller worth catching on DVD. Runner–up: My Sister’s Keeper, a weepie that works. Biggest Disappointment: Public Enemies. Not a bad movie, but given its credentials (director Michael Mann, stars Johnny Depp and Christian Bale) and lofty expectations for Oscar gold and box office riches, this turned out to be a massive letdown. Runners–up: Taking Woodstock, a rare fizzle from director Ang Lee; the not–so–Funny People. Most Endearing Couple: Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci in Julie & Julia. Runner–up: Joseph Gordon–Levitt and Zooey Deschanel in (500) Days of Summer. Most Obnoxious Couple: Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler in The Ugly Truth. Runner–up: Kevin Dunn and Julie White (Sam Witwicky’s parents) in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Best Male Performance: Christ oph Waltz as a cunning Nazi officer in Inglourious Basterds. Best Female Performance: Meryl

Streep as Julia Child in Julie & Julia. Worst Male Performance: David Cross as Cain in Year One. Worst Female Performance: Katherine Heigl as the typical Katherine Heigl character in The Ugly Truth. Worst Film: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Last year, both reviewers and audiences agreed that The Dark Knight was the best film of the summer. This time around, the two camps couldn’t be more at odds, as this critically reviled sequel nevertheless has emerged as the biggest moneymaker of 2009. Runners–up: My Life in Ruins; The Ugly Truth; Year One; Cheri; G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Best Film: Up. No summer film has remained on my mind –– for its bittersweet moments as much as for its comedic ones –– quite like this Pixar delight. Runners–up: (500) Days of Summer; Julie & Julia; Star Trek; Moon; In the Loop. cs Top 15 Moneymakers 1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – $399 million 2. Harry Potter and the Half–Blood Prince – $294 million 3. Up – $289 million 4. The Hangover – $270 million 5. Star Trek – $256 million 6. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – $193 million 7. X–Men Origins: Wolverine – $179 million 8. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian – $176 million 9. The Proposal – $160 million 10. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra – $133 million 11. Angels & Demons – $133 million 12. Terminator Salvation – $125 million 13. G–Force – $112 million 14. Public Enemies – $97 million 15. District 9 – $92 million — Through Sept. 1. Source: www.

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9 Not to be confused with Rob Marshall’s upcoming musical Nine (or, for that matter, with the summer hit District 9), this single–digit offering is actually director Shane Acker’s expansion of his own Oscar–nominated short film from 2005. That animated work ran approximately 12 minutes; this new version clocks in at 80 minutes, shorter than most theatrical releases but still thin enough to outstay its welcome by at least a quarter–hour. Set in a post–apocalyptic period caused by a gruesome battle between humans and the machines that ended up turning against them (sorry, no Arnold Schwarzenneger cameo this time around), the plot centers around a doll–like creature (voiced by Elijah Wood) identified by the “9” that’s marked on his back. 9 discovers that humanity has been completely eradicated and fearsome mechanical monsters roam the earth, but he has no idea of his own origins or what his future might hold. He meets other rag dolls like himself –– a warrior woman (Jennifer Connelly), a kindly scientist (Martin Landau), a scheming elder (Christopher Plummer), a timid sidekick (John C. Reilly), and more –– and they argue as to whether they should continue to live in hiding or confront the enemy head–on. It’s easy to see why Tim Burton signed on as a producer: The staggering visual scheme is dark, dank and dangerous, and characters often meet unexpected –– and undesirable –– fates (as the PG–13 rating suggests, this one clearly isn’t for the wee ones). But these attributes, atypical for animation, are seriously undermined by a pedestrian end–of–the–world storyline and by characters with zero personality.

My One And Only Actor George Hamilton, known more for his perpetual tan and his playboy image than for his film canon, lands executive producer credit on My One and Only, and that’s because this time, it’s personal. In short, the picture purports to be loosely based on Hamilton’s life just as he was on the verge of making it in Hollywood, but that the movie never provides us with a believable bridge between “then” and “now” is just one of the problems that plague it. Unfolding in 1953, the film finds the teenage George (Logan Lerman) and his slightly older brother Robbie (Mark Rendall) being yanked out of their New York home by their Southern belle mom Ann (Renee Zellweger), who’s tired of the philandering ways of her bandleader husband Dan (Kevin Bacon). Ann sets off on a cross–country jaunt to find a (wealthy) Mr. Right to marry her, but for the most part, she only meets losers: a former

beau (Steven Weber) now facing financial ruin; a humorless military man (Chris Noth) who will brook no opposition; a paint–store magnate (an amusingly cast David Koechner) with hidden issues; and so on. Zellweger, in the sort of role Melanie Griffith would have been hand–delivered about a decade ago, isn’t bad, but she’s overshadowed by practically everyone else in the cast, starting with the two actors cast as her witty, wisecracking sons. Scripter Charlie Peters falters when it comes to the big picture –– the film is too episodic to build much steam, and the ending doesn’t provide the intended uplift –– but he scores with the heated confrontations that pop up throughout the piece. Whether it’s Ann arguing with George, with Dan, or with just about anyone else who crosses her path, these head–to–heads are juicy enough to repeatedly lift the movie out of its dusty designation as just one more coming of age yarn.

Inglourious Basterds Once upon a time, Hollywood used to believe less in the adage “War Is Hell” and more in its own bastardization, “War Is Swell.” For over five decades, war was treated as a boys’ adventure story, with the occasional sobering drama (e.g. All Quiet on the Western Front) the odd film out among countless movies that made viewers take delight in the wartime exploits of our fighting men (The Dirty Dozen, The Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare, and on and on and on). The Vietnam War changed all that forever, with such titles as The Deer Hunter and Platoon putting a kibosh on matinee thrills and heralding in a new era of humorless (anti–)war flicks. Even the World War II yarn, the most action–packed of all fightin’ film genres, has been forced to go down this path, resulting in works as varied as the superb Saving Private Ryan and the doddering Valkyrie. If someone were to even think about making an old–school war film, complete with all the trimmings of fun and excitement

and amazing feats of derring–do, it would immediately be shot down in today’s culture as being in poor taste. Now here comes Quentin Tarantino, who not only thought about making such a film (he’s been thinking about it for at least a decade) but has followed through by actually bringing his vision to the big screen. And for all its freewheeling exploits and liberties with historical veracity, Inglourious Basterds is most decidedly not an exercise in poor taste or moral decay or what–have–you, but instead a celebration of film as its own entity, beholden to nothing but its own creative impulses. And by playing loose with history, it even provides a catharsis of sorts, the likes of which past WWII tales have never even attempted (not even Marvel Comics’ wild and woolly series Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos). One would be correct in assuming that Inglourious Basterds is a remake of 1978’s international production Inglorious Bastards, but except for the similar title, the films have nothing in common. The joke is that Tarantino’s film isn’t even primarily about the Basterds; their significance as a fighting unit is so minimal that we never learn all their names, see each one’s special skills or even know (unless you’re sharp–eyed during the long shots) the total number of soldiers. Rather, Tarantino pulls his story this way and that, to the point that marquee star Brad Pitt, as Basterds leader Aldo Raine, is MIA for long stretches at a time. In screen minutes, I would venture to guess that he places third under Melanie Laurent as Shosanna, the lone survivor of a massacre that left her family members dead, and Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa, the so–called “Jew hunter” responsible for the aforementioned slaughter. Pitt is fun to watch as he slurs his words all over the theater as the Basterds’ Southern–fried top dog, but it’s no great loss relegating him to the show position, with Waltz and Laurent occupying the win and place positions respectively. Waltz is especially memorable as the silky, brainy Landa; it’s easy to continues on p. 40


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music video–like scene. One character ends up owning a movie theater (which serves as a climactic setting) while another major player, a heroic British officer (Michael Fassbinder), reveals that he was a film critic before the war broke out. There are even shout–outs to Hawks’ Sergeant York and director G.W. Pabst, among others. For all its attributes, Tarantino does make a couple of serious miscalculations. The stunt casting –– exploitation director Eli Roth as Raines’ right–hand man, Mike Myers as a British officer –– doesn’t work at all. And after 2–1/2 hours of leisurely storytelling, the ending feels disappointingly rushed, the sort of abrupt conclusion sure to leave a bad taste in the mouths of countless moviegoers. Truth be told, another half–hour wouldn’t have damaged Inglourious Basterds; it moves so quickly anyway that it’s (to quote a famous line about another movie) “history written with lightning” –– even if these particular chapters exist only in Quentin Tarantino’s feverish imagination.

see why he won a Best Actor award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Tarantino has long considered Howard Hawks (Rio Bravo, His Girl Friday) one of this country’s greatest directors (I won’t argue with that assertion), and like Hawks, he has a special appreciation for the beauty and power of dialogue. Inglourious Basterds is more talk than action, which means many will doubtless be disappointed by the final product (by Tarantino standards, it’s not nearly as gruesome as one might imagine, one baseball–bat–to–the–head sequence notwithstanding). But Tarantino has always been a master of the written word, and the two talkiest segments here –– one set on a farm, one in a cellar –– are simply mesmerizing, with the suspense mounting with every spoken utterance. Tarantino also continues to be as big a film fan as he is a filmmaker, and the movie is marinated in an unequivocal admiration for cinema. Dimitri Tiomkin’s theme music from The Alamo (“The Green Leaves of Summer”) opens the picture with suitable fanfare, while David Bowie’s theme song from the Cat People remake figures in a surprising

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Taking Woodstock A major disappointment from director Ang Lee, Taking Woodstock purports to tell the true story of how the legendary youth festival came together in time for a few blissful days of peace and music during the summer of ’69. Forget, for a moment, that Michael Wadleigh’s Oscar–winning 1970 documentary Woodstock basically functions as the beginning, middle and end of the event’s filmic chronicle; on its own terms, Taking Woodstock is a dramatically shaky work, misguided in some spots and misleading in others. Lacking the narrative clarity of Almost Famous and the visual ecstasy of Across the Universe, Taking Woodstock rarely comes into focus on any level. At its center is the dull character of Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin), a New Yorker who’s trying to help his parents (Imelda Staunton and Henry Goodman) save their ramshackle motel at the same time he learns about an upcoming music festival that’s just been banned by a neighboring town. Working in sync with the concert’s promoters as well as a

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neighboring farmer (Eugene Levy) with plenty of prime real estate on which to host a major event, Elliot makes the prospect of the “Woodstock Music & Art Fair” a reality. But first, there are myriad problems to confront, including disapproving townsfolk, building codes, a sudden influx of hippies (lots of hippies), and, perhaps most harrowing of all, a mother whose behavior is overbearing at best and monstrous at worst. Staunton’s generally a hoot when she’s in ham mode, but she tests viewer patience here with a performance as an abrasive Jewish mom that borders on caricature. She’s hardly alone with her “off ” performance, though: Martin never makes Elliot an interesting protagonist, while Emile Hirsch grows tiresome as a hyperactive Vietnam vet. Faring best by far is Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff, who in his film debut plays beatific festival organizer Michael Lang with the right mix of savvy and sensitivity. The screenplay by Lee’s frequent collaborator James Schamus fails to follow through on many plot threads. It took me half the movie to be certain that Elliot is gay, and the scenes

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Time Traveler’s Wife Movies involving time travel are so difficult to script that it’s a wonder anybody even bothers to make them. Good ones like Back to the Future are calibrated well enough to allow audiences to understand and accept the ripples in the space–time continuum, but most trip over themselves as the filmmakers try to establish knotty rules they hope won’t leave audiences so immersed in untangling the hows and whys that they forget to involve themselves in the characters and events. I suspect that many crucial details found in Audrey Niffenegger’s best–selling novel failed to make it into Bruce Joel Rubin’s script, meaning that some nagging questions –– combined with Robert Schwentke’s aloof direction –– frequently keep us at arm’s length. Nevertheless, Eric Bana as the man who travels back and forth through time and especially Rachel McAdams as the long–suffering woman who loves him bring enough heat to this up–and–down affair that it qualifies as an agreeable timefiller but not much more.

PONYO Compared to past Hayao Miyazaki titles like Castle in the Sky and the Oscar–winning Spirited Away, the Japanese import Ponyo is minor–league stuff. But compared to the animated garbage that typically passes through stateside theaters, it’s practically a godsend. This tale about a goldfish (voiced by Noah Cyrus) who longs to be human is a bit on the elementary side, and the translated dialogue (shaped by E.T. scribe Melissa Mathison) isn’t up to snuff for a Miyazaki feature. But as always, Miyazaki fills the screen with so many wondrous images that viewers are immediately swept up in his fantastic universe. Tina Fey, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett are among the name actors voicing various characters, although I was especially fascinated by the nautical wizard who spoke with the voice of Liam Neeson but looked

less like Schindler and more like David Bowie in his Labyrinth garb.

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

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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. 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. 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. cs


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Chatham County Campaign For Liberty

A group that is carrying the torch that Ron Paul lit for freedom and liberty. Mitch Anderson, 6957746, or visit GA/Chatham/ for dates, time and meeting place.

Chatham County Democratic Party

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

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An informal gathering of left-leaners. or www.DrinkingLiberally. org.

League of Women Voters

meets first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Room 3, Candler Heart and Lung Building. Must be 18 or older. Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah http://www.sjchs. org

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

National Council of Negro Women

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

Purrs 4 Peace

Three minutes of simultaneous purring by cats (and honorary cats) around the world, conducted online (Facebook & Twitter) each Sunday by Savannah residents Confucius Cat and his human Staff. Purring to stop the animal cruelty of puppy mills.

Savannah Area Young Republicans

For information, visit or call Allison Quinn at 308-3020.

Benefits 2nd Annual Ballroom Extravaganza

Dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction and the popular “Dancing with the Docs” competition. Local physicians have agreed to dance and compete to help raise money for The Coastal Empire R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Children Kindly) Group. R.O.C.K. is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse through volunteer, communitybased programs and public awareness activities. October 17. Savannah Marriott Riverfront,

All-Day Shag-a-thon

The Savannah Shag Club is having an all day dance and party October 10 from 11am-midnight. This is a celebration of 21 years of shagging in Savannah. Music will be by a host of DJ’s. A dance workshop will be held and 2 meals will be served. Safe Shelter of Savannah will be the beneficiary of the money raised by this event. Visit the website or call for more info. American Legion Post 135, http://www.savannahshagclub. com/

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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

Hope House of Savannah

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Operation Christmas Child

The group encourages volunteers to fill simple shoe box gifts with toys, necessity items, school supplies, candy and often handwritten 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.

Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund

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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 651-7730.

Johnny Mercer themed Picnic in the Park

The Oct. 3 event will host live music as well as a contest for best Johnny Mercer themed picnic. Picnics are judged on overall layout and design, and innovative display is valued over extravagance. Picnic contest registration is free, but required. No grills, please. For more info, call Jessica Putallaz: 912.651.6417 Forsyth Park,

Juried Exhibit: Show and Tell

Desotorow Gallery seeks submissions for a juried exhibition that explores the use of narrative in a variety of media. Submission deadline: 10/09/09. Email for more info.

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Classes, Camps & Workshops AASU Flex-Term Courses

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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

Adult Painting Classes

Savannah Art and Clay Studio offers classes in painting techniques with studies in light and shadow to understanding color, and more. Carolyne Graham is the instructor. Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm. 925-7393,

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

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Artist’s Way Workshop

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Beading Classes

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Children’s Art Classes

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Construction Apprentice Program

Free 16-week training program for men and women interested in gaining construction skills for career level jobs in construction. Earn a technical certificate of credit with no cost for trainingk, books or tools. To apply, call Tara H. Sinclair at 604-9574.

Conversational Spanish

Do you want to practice your Spanish? Come to the mesa de espanol the second Thursday and last Friday of the month at 4:30 p.m. For information, e-mail cafecontigo@gmail. com. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. , Savannah

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

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in advance. Contact Carmen at 826-6263 or 4841266. Effingham YMCA, 1224 Patriot Dr. , Rincon

children under 10. Send e-mail with contact info to:

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

The Chatham County Department of Public Works is sponsoring this show by the Puppet People, which will tour elementary schools to teach students the importance of learning to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. For bookings, call 355-3366.

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

Free swimming lessons

The Savannah Storm Swim Team is giving free swim lessons to any child between the ages 7 to 18. An adult must accompany any child or

Garbage, Goo, Recycling and YOU

Georgetown Playgroup

Meet the first and third Thursday of the month from 9:30-11am at the Northside clubhouse in Georgetown. Free.

Beginners meet on Monday from 6-7pm, advanced from 7-8pm. 845-764-7045. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave ,

Two ongoing classes for beginners and experienced adults. We read, learn and talk. Everybody who likes to learn German or likes to brush up German is welcome and will learn with a lot of fun.

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

German Language Classes

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Housing Authority of Savannah Classes

Free classes will be offered at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Some classes are on-going. Adult Literacy is offered every Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Homework Help is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m. The Community Computer Lab is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. GED/adult literacy education is being offered Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m.

Learn Spanish

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

Mixed Media/Collage Workshop

Open to the public. Facilitated by Zora Delburn. Fridays @ 3-6pm. nineonetwo art space. 114 E. 40th.

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

Open Studio Process Group

A directed art process lead by Karen Abato designed to increase self-awareness. Open to the public. Thursdays from 7-8:30pm. nineonetwo art space. 114 E. 40th St. http://www.

Porcelain Painting

Ongoing beginner, intermediate and advanced 4-day class. $250 includes supplies, brushes, porcelain and firing of art. 706-4956724, Internationally renowned teachers. Tybee Island, Tybee Island , Tybee Island

Puppet Shows

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

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.

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 and more. Performing arts sessions include playwriting, acting, special effects make-up and more. For info vist www. or call 912-651-6783 S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 W. Heny St. ,

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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

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Offering a variety of business classes. Call 6523582. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street , Savannah

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

Be bilingual. Call 272-4579 or 308-3561. email or visit www. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Savannah Learning Center, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. , Savannah

Sewing classes

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Fabrika offers several sewing classes including intro to sewing, garment construction, quilting and several special topics classes. Classes scheduled weekly! Call for more info. 236-1122 140 Abercorn street , savannah

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. org/

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://

Watercolor Painting Workshops

Learn the art of watercolor painting from award winning landscape watercolorist Dennis Roth. Classes available Sept - Dec. Call for info. Class size is small, so reserve space early. Studio

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Clubs & Organizations Bike Night with Mikie

Every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. 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

Brothers Growing for Humanity

A fraternity for single men of all ages (like the “bachelors” in Midnight in the Garden) devoted to comradeship and serving (as little as one hour per week) those alone/lonely, confined to their home, a nursing or retirement home, or in hospice. Fraternity brothers embrace attitudes/ attributes of compassion and love, honesty, patience, forgiveness, humility, faith, and reverence for human life. Call Brother Dennis at 786-7614.

Buccaneer Region SCCA

is the local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America. It hosts monthly solo/autocross driving events in the Savannah area. Anyone with a safe car, insurance and a valid driver’s license is eligible to participate. Visit http://buccaneerregion. org/solo.html.

Chihuahua Club of Savannah

A special little club for special little dogs and their owners meets one Saturday each month at 10:30 a.m. For information, visit http://groups.

Civil Air Patrol

Aerospace education programs and activities for adults and teens ages 12-18. Meets every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Visit, send e-mail to, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410. Savannah Flying Tiger Composite Squadron, Savannah International Airport , Savannah

Clean Coast

Meets monthly on the first Monday. Visit www. for event schedule. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St , Savannah

Coastal Georgia Low Country Surfrider Foundation Meeting

The monthly meeting for the local chapter of the Surfrider foundation. The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots, non-profit, environmental organization that works to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches. Tubby’s Tankhouse, Thunderbolt

Coastal MINIs

Local MINI Cooper owners and enthusiasts who gather on the first Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. to 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.

Fibers Guild

Meets on the second Saturday of the month to explore techniques and creative aspects of fiber arts, including weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet and more. Call 355-2985 or 927-8706 for info.

Geechee Sailing Club

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 ,

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

Meets the second Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is the price of the meal. RSVP to 660-8257. Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr , Thunderbolt

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association

Meets the second Wed. of every month at 6:30 p.m. Call 236-8546. American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. , Savannah

Low Country Turners

This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Hank Weisman at 786-6953.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. Call 786-4508. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. , Savannah

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On Sept. 22 David Pope and Catherine Wannamaker of the Southern Environmental Law Center will speak to the Savannah chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council about “Protecting Coastal Treasures.” They will discuss the unique and important resources on the Georgia coast, the threats those resources face, and what SELC is doing to protect them. Free, but RSVP by Sept. 18. Wild Wing Cafe,

Moon River Chorus

Ladies’ barbershop chorus. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Call Sylvia at 927-2651 or sylviapf@ Whitefield United Methodist Church, 728 E. 55th Street , Savannah http://www.

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 9:1511:30 am Call 898-8316 or 898-5086 or visit First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah

Old Time Radio Researcher’s Group

International fan and research group devoted to preserving and distributing old-time radio broadcasts from 1926 to 1962. Send e-mail to Jim Beshires at or visit

Philosophy Reading Group

This group will focus on various philosophical themes and texts, culminating in facilitated discussions with an open exchange of ideas

within a community of inquiry. Meeting locations will change to reflect the current issue. Contact Kristina at 407-443-1571 or

Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. For a nominal annual fee, members will receive monthly training sessions and seminars and have weekly runs of various distances. Kathy Ackerman,756-5865 or Billy Tomlinson 596-5965.


Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at 5429 LaRoche Ave and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 308-2094, email or visit Savannah

Savannah Adventure Club

Dedicated to pursuing adventures, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the Low country and beyond. Activities include sailing, camping, skydiving, kayaking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, and skiing, in addition to regular social gatherings. Free to join. Email or visit www.


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

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The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This non-denominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 655-0994.

Savannah Art Association

Enjoy classes, informal “playshops” and shows on River Street and area businesses. Now accepting applications for new members. 232-7731. Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. , Savannah

Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Call 447-0943 or visit 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


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 precedes the meeting at 6:30pm. Melissa Sanso, 441-0030. 8108 Abercorn St , Savannah

Southern Wings

Local chapter of Women in Aviation International. It is open to men and women in the region who are interested in supporting women in aviation. Regular meetings are held once a month and new members are welcome. Visit


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 Savannah

Tarde en Espanol

Meets the last Wednesday orf every month at 6:30pm in different locations to practice spoken Spanish in a casual environment. 236-8566.

The Cinemophiles

An eclectic bunch that enjoys all kinds of movies. Visit

Theremin/Electronic Music Enthusiasts

Adult Intermediate Ballet

Mondays & Wednesdays, 7 - 8pm, $12 per class or 8 classes for $90. Class meets year round. (912) 921-2190 The Academy of Dance, 74 West Montgomery Crossroads ,

African Dance & Drum

Learn the rhythms of West Africa with instructor Aisha Rivers. Classes are held every Sunday - drums at 4pm, dance at 5pm Rhythms of West Africa, 607 W. 37th St. , Savannah http://www.

Argentine Tango

Lessons Sundays 1:30-3:30. Open to the public. Cost $2.00 per person. Wear closed toe leather soled shoes if available. For more information call 912-925-7416 or email savh_tango@yahoo. com. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd ,

Argentine Tango Classes with Dave Allen

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

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. ,

Belly Dance Classes

Taught by Nocturnelle. Contact Maya,313-1619, or www.nocturnelle. org.

Breffni Academy of Irish Dance

Currently 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 10747 Ford Ave , Richmond Hill

A dinner meeting held the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. Hunter Army Airfield, 525 Leonard Neat St , Savannah

A club for enthusiasts of electronic music and instruments, including the theremin, synths, Mooger Foogers, jam sessions, playing techniques, compositions, gigs, etc. Philip Neidlinger,

Beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $40. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to

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

C.C. Express Dance Team

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

Every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Also learn new line dances. Contact Tunya Coleman at 6316700.

Savannah Fencing Club

Savannah Jaycees

A Junior Chamber of Commerce for young professionals that focuses on friendship, career development and community involvement. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is included and there is no charge for guests. Call 961-9913 or visit www.savannahjaycees. com. Jaycee Building, 101 Atlas St. , Savannah

Savannah Newcomers Club

Open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. Call 351-3171.

Savannah Parrot Head Club

Love a laid-back lifestyle? Beach, Buffet and no dress code. Check out for the events calendar or e-mail mickie_ragsdale@

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

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

Savannah Toastmasters

helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 352-1935. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://

Savannah Wine Lovers

A sometimes formal group that also sometimes just gets together to drink wine. Visit http://

TriUnity Opportunity Meeting

Tybee Performing Arts Society

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 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. Savannah

Want to make friends in Savannah?

We chat, play games, have fun and do what the group wishes to do. Led by a well educated, experienced woman. Meetings will be held in a coffee shop Downtown Savannah, GA. For more information please call (845) 764 7045 or e-mail:

Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and Adult fitness dance. Styles include African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, & Gospel. Classes are held Monday through Friday at the St. Pius X Family Resource Center. Classes start at $25.00 per month. For more information call 912-631-3452 or 912-2722797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail:

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. Savannah

Chicago-Style Steppin’ Lessons

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. 2212 Lincoln St , Savannah

Gretchen Greene School of Dance

Register for fall classes in tap, ballet, lyrical, acrobatics, jazz and hip-hop for ages 3 and up. Adult tap classes are held Tuesday from 7:308:15 for beginners and Monday from 7:15-8 p.m. for intermediate. Call 897-4235.

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. Savannah

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany B. at 272-8329.

Pole Dancing Class

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 Wednesdays at 7:30pm and on Fridays by request. Private parties available with reservation. $70 per month or $22 per class. Call for details 912-224-9667 or visit 2209 Rowland Ave, Suite 2 , 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, 3305421. Savannah

Salsa Lessons

Beginners class: Mondays, 7:30-8:45pm. Intermediate class: Tuesdays, 7-8pm. No partner required. Contact : for more info. Tantra Lounge, 8 E. Broughton St. ,

Savannah Shag Club

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

Shag & Beach Bop

The Savannah Dance Club hosts Magnificent Mondays from 6:30-11 p.m. Free basic shag, swing, salsa, cha cha, line dance and others are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered last two Monday’s. The lesson schedule is posted at www.shagbeachbop. com. Lessons are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. ,

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@ 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. 1110 May St , Savannah

Events Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times

A national traveling exhibition that examines Abraham Lincoln’s life, accomplishments and legacy including speeches, letters and proclamations by the 16th president. For specific information about the exhibit, contact Barbara tenBroek in the Gordon Library: 912-356-2692 or Gordon Library at SSU,

Bon Appetit Y’All Book Dinner with Virginia Willis

Chef Rodgers crafts a seasonal menu based on recipes from Virginia Willis’ acclaimed book “Bon Appétit, Y’all! Three Generations of Southern Cooking”. Includes items such as Savannah River catfish stew, tipsy watermelon, and mustard crusted pork loin. Sept 23rd at 6:30 p.m. Call for reservations. Local 11ten,

Dinner with the Garrison at Fort King George

A quaint colonial dinner, hosted in the soldier’s barracks at the fort on Sept 26. Evening entertainment will feature interaction between the soldiers of the fort, their officers, as well as dinner guests. Dinner will include turkey & dressing, ham, greens, sweet potatoes, and cobbler. RSVP by Sept. 24. 912-437-4770

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Fort King George Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd. SE , Darien http://www.gastateparks. org/fortkinggeorge

Market at Trustees Garden

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

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

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.

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. 313 Harris St. , Savannah http://www.

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

Every Monday and Wednesday from 5:306:30 p.m. Pre-register by calling 819-6463. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being, Savannah

Music in the Parlour

Tacos on Tuesdays

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 355-3011 for an appointment. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. www.ssomt. com. Savannah

Acupuncture for Health

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, www. or 318 East Huntingdon Street , Savannah

Awakening Yoga

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

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, http://

Belly Dancing for Fun and Fitness

Colorful veils, jangling coin hip scarves, jingly rattling bracelets, exotic music are provided. Held Tuesdays at 1 pm and Saturdays at 3pm, cost is $20 per class. consistantintegrity@

Cardiorespiratory Endurence Training

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. 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.crossfithyperformance. com. or call Jennifer at 224-0406 or Drew at 541-0530. 904 E 70th Street , Savannah

Fit Lunch

Join us for a 30-40 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 will utilize a variety of training techniques. Advanced booking required. Call for details 912-398-4776 or 912-2249667. 2209 Rowland

Hatha Yoga classes

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

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. 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, 429-9241. 407 E Montgomery Cross Rd, Ste B , 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

Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes

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, pre-crawling. The cost is $13 per class. Multiclass discounts are available. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 441-6653 or visit Savannah

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 class, which is led by an Exercise Specialist certified in maternity fitness, will highlight specific exercises that will improve a mother-to-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). St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being,

Pilates Class

This exercise program strengthens and revitalizes without building bulk. Call to preregister 912-819-6463. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being,

Reiki Treatments

Reiki master Dante Santiago is trained in Usui Reiki Ryoho. Fifty-minute sessions are $60 and 50-minute in-studio sessions are $45. Call 660-1863 for times and appointments.

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

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Savannah Yoga Center

Located at 1321 Bull St. Call 441-6653 or visit for schedule of classes, times and fees. Savannah

Savannah Yoga Co Op

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

Senior Power Hour

A program for people over 55. Health and wellness professionals help reach fitness goals. The program may include, but isn’t limited to, strength training, cardio for the heart, flexibility, balance, basic healthy nutrition and posture concerns. Call 898-7714.

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 912-819-6463. 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

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. Tybee Island

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: 912341-9477 or brandon@pro-fitpersonaltraining. com Pro-Fit Personal Training, 18 E. Broughton St. 2nd Floor ,

Yoga Classes

Yoga for all levels facilitated by Ky Baylis. Bring your own mat if you can. Every Wednesday at 6pm at the nineonetwo art space. 114 E. 40th St.

Yoga In the Park

Presented by the Savannah Food Coop, a paywhat-you-can yoga class in the south field of Forsyth Park. Bring a large towel or yoga mat. Wednesdays 9:30-10:45am. Pay-what-youcan/$12 suggested,



September 21-24, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street

Guest Lecturer: Stacy A. Cordery, Ph.D. Stacy A. Cordery is bibliographer for the National First Ladies’ Library and a professor of history at Monmouth College. This program is free to the public; a voluntary donation of $5 per person is suggested to feed homebound seniors through the Meals on Wheels program. For more information, call (912) 236-0363 or visit Funding for this program provided by:

Classes are being held every week in the Pooler and Rincon areas. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music, dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness system. No dance partner is required. Participants of all ages and shapes are encouraged to attend. The cost is $7 per class. For location and info, contact Carmen at 484-1266 or

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 307 E Harris St , Savannah

Gay AA Meeting

meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 311 E. Macon St. Savannah

Georgia Equality Savannah

The local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 944-0996. 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. Without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call Patrick Mobley at 224-3238. First City Network, Savannah

Stand Out Youth

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, Savannah http://www.

What Makes A Family

A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 352-2611.

Health Better Breathers of Savannah

Meets to discuss and share information on C.O.P.D. and how people live with the disease. For info, call Dicky at 665-4488 or dickyt1954@

Community Cardiovascular Health

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. . , Savannah

Community HealthCare Center

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. Savannah

E-Z Imagery Weight Loss

A holistic approach to weight loss. Free introductory session. Michael J. 704-5902 or 354-6223.

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group

A 12-step group for people with eating disorders and self-harm disorders. For information, call Brandon Lee at 927-1324.

Every Step Counts Survivor Walk

This monthly cancer survivors’ walk is free and open to all survivors and their loved ones. Call DeDe Cargill at 398-6654.

Free blood pressure checks and blood

sugar screenings

Conducted at three locations. From 8:30a. m.-12:30p.m. and 5:15p.m.-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Every Monday from 10a.m.-12p. m. at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Every Monday through Friday from 10a.m.-2p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578. Savannah cfm


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. 1206 E 66th St , Savannah

Free Vision Screenings

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

Good Beginnings

A comprehensive orientation of Midwifery Care for women, including a tour of The Midwife Group and Birth Center. Pre-registration required. The Midwife Group and Birth Center, 1692 Chatham Parkway ,

Hearing Aid Funds Available for Infants and Children

The Coastal Health District’s Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening Initiative has funds available for the purchase of hearing aid devices for infants and children 3 and under who qualify and live in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh Counties. For info, contact Jackie King at 691-6882 or toll-free at 1-866-647-0010.

Help for Iraq War Veterans

A method used at Fort Campbell to treat lack of sleep, anger, flashbacks, nightmares and emotional numbness in veterans is available in Savannah. 927-3432.

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. 211 Price St , Savannah

Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes

The group classes offer an opportunity for couples to learn the child birthing process together. Classes provide specialized breathing and guided imagery techniques designed to reduce stress during labor. Classes run monthly, meeting Saturdays for three consecutive weeks. To register, call 843-683-8750 or e-mail Family Health & Birth Center, 119 Chimney Rd , Rincon http://www.

HypnoBirthing Classes

Learn to birth in a calm and gentle environment without fear. Uses relaxation, meditation and guided imagery to achieve the birthing experience you desire. Tiffany, tiffany@savannahdoula. com.

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.

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1 Gentle farm animal 5 Motor scooter model 10 Canadian Indian 14 Cookie served crumbled in some drinks 15 Rods with wheels 16 Gordie on the ice 17 Guy who grows tubers in Tubingen? 20 Up to this point 21 1936 Summer Olympics track star Jesse 22 “Hasta ___!” 25 Humdinger 28 Bird in hieroglyphics 29 It’s a nice piece of glass 30 Diamond figures 34 Revolutionary fixing flats in California? 38 Mining find 39 Wager 40 Abduction ship, in tabloids 41 The Jaguars, on some scoreboards 42 10-minute film about baseball’s Darryl? 46 Pro grp. 47 Like ___ of sunshine 48 Peek-___ 49 Column type 51 Way too proper 53 Flower part 56 “Shush!” 58 Yiddish outburst high up in Colorado? 64 “___ Love Her” (Beatles song) 65 Journalist ___ Rogers St. Johns 66 Prefix before “dynamic” 67 Subservient response 68 Components of entertainment centers 69 Showy light


1 Bump locale? 2 “___ ‘Friends’ Electric?” (1979 Gary Numan song) 3 Debussy’s “La ___”

4 Speech full of hot air 5 She makes a living off of letters 6 Former Montreal player 7 It seems like it’ll never end 8 Humane Society adoptee 9 Drunk-skunk connection 10 Dish on a Chinese menu 11 Tattoo flower, often 12 McGregor of “Angels & Demons” 13 Wriggly critters 18 Author Rand 19 “Blues in the Night (My Mama Done ___ Me)” 22 Alcoholic morning drink 23 Scrubs a space mission 24 SF team, to fans 26 Insult preceder? 27 Full of foliage 29 Czar named “The Great” 31 Teens’ summer work opportunities, usually 32 Location of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 33 Adult shop purchase, perhaps 35 “Charlotte’s Web” author’s monogram 36 Steel for use in concrete 37 Romaine lettuce, alternately 43 Singer with the 1974 #1 hit “Rock Me Gently” 44 Squash handful 45 Hispaniola resident 50 Clearasil rival 51 Edible pockets 52 Stephen of “The Crying Game” 53 Supercomputer company since the 1970s 54 Optimally rated 55 Some TV screens 57 Home of the Runnin’ Rebels 59 ___-jongg 60 Like 123, but not 456 61 Word before maiden names 62 Precious metal: Sp. 63 Hither and ___


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(March 21–April 19) To the thug who stole my Chevy Malibu from its parking place while I was recording an album in San Francisco back in 1991: I forgive you. To the lovely and talented Artemisia, who couldn’t bring herself to fall in love with me as we partied at the Burning Man festival back in 2001: I forgive you. To the agent who helped my writing career so much but also cheated me out of thousands of dollars: I forgive you. To any Aries readers who hate it when I refer to my personal life in their horoscopes, and would much rather I confine myself to talking about them: I forgive you, and recommend that you engage in a more thorough and profound version of the cleansing I just illustrated.

your body and mind?

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These days, your gods can kick the butts of everyone else’s gods. Likewise, your lawyers and agents and sidekicks can most likely outwit, outdo, and out–wrestle everyone else’s. But it’s crucial to note that if you try to work alone, you will not be able to kick other people’s butts, let alone the butts of their gods, lawyers, agents, and sidekicks. The skills of your allies will be indispensable. The way I see it, your test in the coming days will be to overcome any tendency you might have to indulge in pathological levels of self–sufficiency as you cultivate a greater capacity to ask for and receive help.

“The soft–minded person always fears change,” said one of my favorite transformers, Martin Luther King Jr. “For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.” The corollary to King’s pronouncement is that changes are less likely to be painful if you’re not afraid of them. According to my astrological analysis, Libra, none of that stuff will be an issue for you in the coming weeks. As you slip into a phase of riotous growth, I expect you will have abundant access to previously dormant reserves of courage and tough–mindedness.

(June 21–July 22)



The old saying “You can’t have your cake and eat it too” suggests that maybe it’s not a good idea to go out on dates with a variety of lovers while you’re engaged to be married. Nostradamus scholar John Hogue has taken the spirit of this idea and created a variation that I think applies to you right now, Taurus. “You can’t have your past and your future, too,” he says. In other words, you cannot fully embrace the exciting and daunting possibilities that loom ahead of you if you also insist on immersing yourself in the pleasures of the past. You can either have the old ways or the new ways, but not both.

“We’re all mutants,” read the headline of a report on the latest genetic research. It turns out that like everyone else, you have between 100 and 200 mutations in your DNA –– absolutely new characteristics that were not passed down to you by your parents. To gather the evidence for this revelation, scientists had to sort through huge amounts of data; there are thousands of genes but only a few mutations. A Chinese scientist who was a member of the research team said that “finding this tiny number of mutations was more difficult than finding an ant’s egg in an emperor’s rice store.” I predict that you will soon have a comparable experience, Leo: From an overwhelming array of choices, you’ll be able to locate the rare catalysts you need.

(April 20–May 20)


(May 21–June 20) According to my astrological analysis, you currently have a certain resemblance to a vacuum cleaner or a hungry baby or a min–black hole. Every time I’ve turned my meditations to the Gemini tribe, I’ve been hearing a psychic version of a giant sucking sound. What does it all mean? I sense that you’re especially voracious right now, almost insatiable –– as if you’re inclined to engorge and absorb any old thing that you happen to find in front of you. Are my speculations true? If so, I hope and pray that all the things you’re finding in front of you are healthy for you. But just in case some of them are not: Would you consider exercising some discrimination about what you allow to enter into the sacred temple of

(July 23–Aug. 22)


(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) There’s a device on the market that claims to age wine very quickly. The makers of “Clef du Vin” say that by using their simple technology, you can “accelerate the aromatic development of the wine’s flavor and soften its structure.” So dramatic is the supposed effect that “one second of the device in the wine is equal to one year’s age.” I believe that you now have the metaphorical equivalent of this marvel, Virgo. This temporary talent won’t work on wine, but it could perform wonders with other processes that would benefit from having their

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22)


(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) Studies show that many people believe their attendance at a sports event impacts the outcome of the game. They are obviously suffering from a ridiculous delusion, right? They’re enthralled by the kind of magical thinking that our primitive ancestors engaged in, right? Normally I’d say yes, but not right now, not for you Scorpios. For a limited time only, your presence at events where people congregate may exert an uncanny influence far beyond the power of logic to explain. Your opinions will carry more weight than usual, and your power to shape group dynamics will be at a peak.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

If I’m reading the astrological omens correctly, you’re now ensconced in a smooth groove and not even close to being stuck in a cluttered rut. You’re making the right moves for the best reasons, and never trying to get ahead at the expense of others. During a grace period like this, I think you’d be wise to convene what I call a problem team. A problem team is a posse of smart allies whose task it is to dream up every possible glitch that could threaten to undermine your efforts in the coming weeks. They lead you through dry runs that test your reflexes and prime your resourcefulness, thereby making those glitches unlikely to occur.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

While I’m pretty much a genius when it comes to the meaning of Kurt Cobain’s lyrics, the art of cooking perfect scrambled eggs,

and the secrets of being a good listener, I’m an absolute idiot about how a car engine works, how to make money on eBay, and how to craft a foreign policy that would deal effectively with Pakistan. What about you, Capricorn? What are dumb about? This is an excellent time to cure your ignorance about any subject that will be important for you to be smarter about in the future.


(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) The following projects would be excellent ways for you to spend your time in the coming weeks: 1. Attend a fantasy camp where you learn rodeo tricks. (They might come in handy during committee meetings and collaborative efforts in the next six months.) 2. Teach a worthy candidate the intricacies of licking your nuzzle spots. (It no longer makes sense to expect people to read your mind). 3. Scratch an itch that has been subliminally bugging you. (Unless of course you find some value in being subliminally bugged.) 4. Solicit lively information from a devil’s advocate, a sexy mother, and a world traveler. (You need exposure to people whose perspectives will pry open a couple of the closed areas of your mind).


(Feb. 19–March 20) Your quest has come to a fork, Pisces. Down one path lies a tumultuous obsession –– a compulsive, tormented hunt like Captain Ahab’s pursuit of Moby Dick. In the other direction, a graceful chase beckons, more in the manner of Sir Galahad’s pure–hearted search for the Holy Grail. Choose one fork and your quarry will be beastly, impossible, and frustrating. If you choose the other fork, your quarry will be magical, earthy, and transformative.   cs

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. ,


Charles Dane, twice voted: ‘the best massage therapist in Savannah,’ is offering an ‘Introductory Special’ of $45.00 hour! For the month of September. (Regularly $65.00 hour) Call 231-9298 for questions or to schedule your appointment.

Meditation and Energy Flow Group

Meet with others who practice meditation or want to learn how, discuss techniques, & related areas of holistic health, healing, Reiki, Energy Medicine, CAM. Reduce stress, increase peace & health!, http://meditation.

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. 115 Charlotte Dr , Savannah

Memorial Health blood pressure check

Free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:309:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 350-7587. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth. com/

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

Narcotics Anonymous

Call 238-5925 for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule.

Smoke Stoppers

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

Stop Smoking Through Hypnosis

No pills, patches, gum, lasers, weight gain, withdrawal or side effects. 15 years experience. 927-3432.

Team Savannah Wellness

A group dedicated to improving the quality of life through 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@ Savannah

The Quit Line

A toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP or visit www.unitegeorgia. com.

Weight Loss Through Hypnosis

Lose weight with Guided Imagery and Hypnosis. No pills, diets or surgery. 927-3432.

Pets & Animals

Dolphin Project of Georgia

A Walk in the Park

Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 727-3177, visit e-mail

North Beach Bird Walk

A morning stroll on the beach with Ogeechee Audubon Chapter to see which shorebirds and gulls are hanging around. Bring binoculars, water and sunscreen. Meet at 8:30am, Sept. 19. Polk St. Entrance to North Beach

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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. Call 786-5917 or visit 1510 Strand , Tybee Island

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. Open daily from 10-4 except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 898-3980, 711 Sandtown Rd , Savannah

Professional pet sitting, boarding, dog walking and house sitting services offered in downtown Savannah and the nearby islands. All jobs accepted are performed by the owner to ensure the safety of your pets. Local references available. Please call 401.2211 or email to make a reservation.


Dog Yoga

Class is held 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 Savannah

Feral Cat Program Needs Supplies

The Milton Project is seeking supplies, including small spice containers (plastic only), medium-sized gloves, batteries and flashlights with hook-on belt loops, hand-held can openers, puppy training pads, canned tuna and mackeral, bath sheets and beach towels, blankets and buckets to hold supplies for trappers. Contact Sherry Montgomery at 351-4151 or

Feral Cat Trap Loan Program

The Milton Project is starting this program so that feral cats can be spayed or neutered. The deposit for the trap is $25 and is refunded at the time of return if the trap is cleaned and in good working condition. If the trap is damaged, replacement value is $65. The traps will

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Stephanie Wild Wing

PSYCHO SUDOKU -- “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).


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be loaned out for 1 week at a time. Traps cannot be used for capturing feral cats for Animal Control or any other entity that may destroy them. Persons using the traps are responsible for the spay/neuter costs. Call 351-4151 or email

Halloween Pet Costume Contest

Case Veterinary Hospital presents this contest for the best pet costumes on Oct. 17. Prizes for best cat, dog, kitten, puppy, and owner/pet combo. $5 entry fee. $100 Grand prize. All proceeds benefit Friends of Animals Inc. Registration at 1pm, judging at 2pm. 111 Eisenhower Dr. ,

Professional Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Insured, bonded, certified in pet first aid and CPR. 355-9656,

Recycle, Reduce and Reuse for Coastal Pet Rescue

Coastal Pet Rescue is asking area businesses to collect ink and toner cartridges at their offices. This fund-raiser will help with regular vet care for rescued pets. Contact Christy at 354-3021 or to arrange for cartridge pickup.

Savannah Kennel Club

The club meets monthly on the fourth Monday at 7 p.m. from September through May at Ryan’s restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. Those who wish to eat before the meeting are encouraged to come earlier. Call 656-2410 or visit www. 209 Stephenson Ave , Savannah

St. Almo

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

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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. Savannah

Tea time at Ola’s

A 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, Savannah http://www.liveoakpl. org/

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. 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. ,

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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. Savannah

DrUUming Circle

First Saturday of the month 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 welcome. Call 234-0980 or visit 313 Harris St. , Savannah

Healing for the City Revival

Faith on the Move Ministries presents guest speaker Bishop Hezekiah Pressley Jr., of Beech Island, SC. Healing for the City is a one-night city-wide healing revival on Sept 18 at 7:30pm. 810 E. Broad St. ,

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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

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. Savannah

Midweek Bible Study

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

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

Nicodemus by Night

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

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

Meets Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. 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. 619 W 37th St. , Savannah

Soka Gakkai of America

SGI-USA is an American Buddhist movement for world peace that practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting. For information, call SGI-USA at 232-9121.

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

The Savannah Zen Center

Soto Zen Meditation offered weekday mornings 7:30-8:30am; Tuesday evenings 6-6:30pm with Study Group following from 6:30-7:30pm; Friday evenings from 6-6:30pm. Sundays from 9-10:30am which includes a Dharma talk. Donations accepted. Rev. Fugon Cindy Beach, cindy@ The Savannah Zen Center, 2424 Drayton St. , 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. 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 313 Harris St. , Savannah

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 1601 Drayton St , Savannah

Sports & Games Lowcountry Arena Polo

Lessons and games every Saturday, 10am in Bluffton, SC. Horses and all equipment provided. $75. Bryce Gill, 843-442-7963.

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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. 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

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Celiac Support Group

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 http://al_ Savannah

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. Savannah

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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

Alcoholics Anonymous

If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol, call 354-0993.

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. Savannah

Amputee Support Group

Open to all patients who have had a limb amputated and their families or caregivers. Call 355-7778 or 353-9635.

Bariatric Surgery Support Group

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

Bipolar Support Group

John J. Dunn, Ph.D., is interested in hearing from people who want to participate in a bipolar support group. Call 692-1230 after 6 p.m.

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. Savannah

Caring for Us

A support group for caregivers of ill or injured family members or loved ones. Call Kimberlee Mitchell at 350-3399.

CASA Support Group

For parents and caregivers of children who have been involved with DFCS and/or returned to your custody after being 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

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Children’s Grief Groups

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. Savannah

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

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 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Compassionate Friends Support Group

Offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents. It meets the first Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Candler Heart & Lung Building, Conference Room 2, 5356 Reynolds St. 925-5195. Savannah http://

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

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 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 Savannah http://www.

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. 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www. cs

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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 support group

SAFE Shelter provides a domestic violence support group every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Inc. Building at 3205 Bull St. Call Brenda Edwards, 629-8888. Savannah

Fecal Urinary Diversion Support Group

The group is for patients who have had a colostomy, deostomy, urostomy (ileoconduit) and continent fecal or urinary diversion surgery. Call 819-3466.

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. 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

First Line

An after-hours referral and information line to talk confidentially about birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy options. A free service from Planned Parenthood, available nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. at 1-800-264-7154.

Gray Matters Brain Injury Support Group

For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Meets the third Thursday at 5 p.m. in the gym at The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah http://www.memorialhealth. com/

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 Support, 7212 Seawright Dr. RSVP to 303-9442. Savannah


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Paradise Park. 3BR/1.5BA, Living/Dining Room, new kitchen. $995/month. Call Helen Miltiades Realty, 231-1981 AVAILABLE NOW! Three Bedroom Houses 132 E. 48th St. $1350 11501 Willis Dr. $1100 111 Ventura Blvd. $900 3618 Oakland Ct. $895 2231 N. Fernwood $850 21 Arthur Cir. $850 Two Bedroom Houses 1507 E. 48th St. $850 6 Seneca Rd. $785 639 E. 39th St. $695 APARTMENTS 1 Bedroom 740 E. 45th St. #3 $725 1408-1/2 E.49th St. $475 2 Bedrooms Windsor Crossing $725 5608-B Jasmine Ave. $675 1210 E. 54th St. $600 1132 E. 53rd St $575 1203 E. 54th St. $595 2126 Clars Ave. $495 Commercial 11202 White Bluff Rd. $2000 offices, kitchen, bathroom FOR DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT OUR WEB PAGE WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM Pam T Property 692-0038

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11515 WHITE BLUFF RD. 1BR, LR, walk-in closet, laundry room, bath $550/month. _________________ NEAR MEMORIAL: 1301 & 1303 E. 66th Street 2BR/2BA, walk-in closets, laundry room $700/month. _________________ TOWNHOUSE 1812 N. Avalon Avenue. 2BR/1-1/2BA $675/month. _________________ SOUTHSIDE 127 Edgewater Rd. 2BR/2BA, Large $825/month. WILMINGTON ISLAND 2 Dogwood Ave. 3BR/2.5BA, garage, hardwood floors, s/s appliances. $1250/month. 310 E. Montgomery X-Roads 912-354-4011 DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS 530 E. Huntingdon Street, 2-bedrooms, 1bath $575. JEAN WALKER REALTY LLC 912-898-4134


Rent-to-Own or Section 8. 3BR/1BA, central heat/air, good condition. $750 plus security deposit. 507-7875 or 660-4296


Nicely furnished. All utilities and cable furnished. Call 912-695-7889. Art PAtrol for the Latest Openings & Exhibits


3 BR 2 BA Furnished/Unfurnished. Fenced yard, Public transportation, jacuzzi tub. New appliances, fireplace. Students/Military Welcome.406 E 57th. (912)308-9382 Happenings

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for rent 855 FOR RENT! Section-8 accepted, 1804 Staley Ave. 3BR/2BA, living/dining room, den, breakfast room, kitchen w. range, refrigerator & microwave. Very Spacious! $900/month $850/deposit. 770-653-7618 770-65 3-7618 FURNISHED EFFICIENCY Apt. Great for retired person or single mature adult. Utilities included. No pets, no smoking. $200/week, $200/dep. 912-236-1952.


2BR/2 Bath, breakfast area, fireplace, W/D included. $795/month, $500/deposit.


2BR/1 Bath, furnished kitchen $550/month, $500/deposit. 1st month RENT FREE with qualifying credit!


2BR/2 Bath Condo, furnished kitchen; w/d. $675/month, $500/dep. ZENO MOORE CONSTRUCTION 409 E.Montgomery Xrds. 927-4383 GORGEOUS GATED Condo. ICW Thunderbolt Harbour. Fireplace, 3-bedrooms, deck, pool, 2-car garage, storage room, boatslip. $2000/monthly. 912-661-4814


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.

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. $875/month, $850/security deposit. Call Chip, 912-665-2300 or Dawn, 912-661-0409. Who’s Playing What and Where? Check out Soundboard for a complete list of local music events.

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. Section 8 Welcome. 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.


Duane Court: 2BR, 1 Bath, Completely remodeled. $675/month. 3222 Bee Road: 2BR, 1Bath $600/month. Call 897-6789 or 344-4164

House for rent. Newport Subdivision Port Wentworth. 3BR 2BA, 2 car garage. 1300 sf. $930/month 656-9110 Houses for Rent 1902 Vassar 3bd 1ba $750. 1306 E.35th 3bd 2ba $800. 806 E Park 2bd 1ba $650. (912)376-1674 Houses for Rent. Bloomingdale, 2 & 3 Bedrooms. $450-$875. Hassell Realt y Co. 912-234-1291 Art PAtrol for the Latest Openings & Exhibits


This Spacious facility comes with 6-1/2BA. Can house 12 comfortably. Located within 5-min. from Downtown Savannah, 15-min. from Tybee Beach. Only interested in long-term lease (5yrs.+). 912-663-2574 LARGE 1BR: Whitaker Street. High ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace, A/C, furnished kitchen, off-street parking. Clean, Antique, Nice neighborhood. *ALSO 2BR House trailer, Isle of Hope area, large fenced yard. $575/month plus deposit. 691-2368.


HUNDREDS OFF!! Call for details. Limited time/apts. available.


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595 WEST 54th STREET: 2 Bedroom Apartments/1.5 baths, washer/dryer connection/total electric, deposit *$315, $630 monthly. Section 8 Welcome. Call 912-232-7659. MUST SEE! 2BR apt. LR, DR, hardwood floors, lots of closets. Quiet neighborhood near Candler. 19 Berkeley Place. $595/month. 354-4574 Off Tibet: lovely brick 2BR 1.5 bath townhome, kitchen furnished, CH&A , washer/dryer connections, $640. No pets. 355-6077 Read Week At A GlAnce to find the best events this week.

for rent 855 One and Two Bedroom Apartments. Midtown, Southside, & Islands. $390-$725. Hassell Realty Co. 912-234-1291


Southside Apt. only $585 per month! Small, quiet complex in a great location between the malls. Moss Gate Apts., 10600 Abercorn St. Call Jeanette at 920-8005 POOLER HOMES 315 KATAMA WAY: 3-bedrooms, 2-baths $1,100 3 NANTUCKET CT: 4bedrooms, 2-baths $1,050 RINCON HOME 2410 HODGEVILLE ROAD: 3-bedrooms, 2-baths, bonus room, pool $1450. SAVANNAH HOMES 1405 E. 55TH STREET: 3-bedrooms, 1-bath $825. 822 W. 44TH STREET: 3-bedrooms, 2-baths $850. ASK ABOUT MOVE-IN SPECIALS!! Jean Walker Realty, LLC 898-4134


Furnished Efficiency apartment. $160/week, $160/deposit. One person, no pets. Call 912-927-3595 RENT-TO-OWN: 3yr. option to buy. Large 3BR/2BA all brick home, 2-car garage. Desirable location. Call 404-826-0345 for appt. RICHMOND HILL 3BR/2BA, newer home. Single car garage. Available immediately. $875/month, $875/deposit. One yr. lease. No pets. 756-2640 ROOM FOR RENT:130 Alpine Drive. $600/month $457/deposit or $180/week. Near HunterAAF. 1/2 electric. Available Now. 912-272-8020


1104 East 31st: 3BR/1BA, $675/month. 4909 Montgomery: 3BR/1BA plus den $875/month. 2319 East 42nd: 3BR/2BA plus den $875/month. 801 Wexler: 4BR/1.5BA Move-In Ready, $900/month.


for rent 855 SEEKING RETIRED COUPLE! HOME NEWLY RENOVATED! CLEAN 2BR/1BA, new kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, hardwood floors, CH&A. References & employment required. 1317 E. 54th Street. $525/rent, $525/deposit. Section-8 welcome to apply. 912-897-0985

SOUTHSIDEHampstead Oaks

Two bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse apt, total electric, $625/month with washer & dryer $650. Call Debra at 912-356-5656 Art PAtrol for the Latest Openings & Exhibits

SOUTHSIDE very nice 3BR/1.5BA, furnished kitchen, CH&A, new paint & carpet, & lots more. 29 Kandlewood Drive. $850/month. 507-7934/927-2853


HUNTER’S CHASE SUBDIVISION 3BR/2BA, single car garage, fenced backyard. Military Discount. $950/month, $950/deposit. 1210 STILES AVENUE 4BR/1.5BA $800/month, $800/deposit. WE BUY HOUSES

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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 $610. CRESTHILL 3BR/1BA, furnished kitchen, home $775. SPEIR ST. Nice 3BR/1.5BA, fenced backyard, carport $1000. WILMINGTON ISLAND 2BR/1BA, furnished kitchen, Duplex $685. LOUISIANA AVE. Spacious 3BR/1BA Home, LR, den, 2 screened porches $725. MOHAWK TRAIL 2BR/2BA, furnished kitchen, garage, gated location, near AASU, St. Joseph’s $875. POOLER 3BR/2BA, furnished kitchen, eat-in, family room, garage, fenced backyard $1000. Frank Moore & Co. 920-8560 rooms for rent 895

351-0500 RENTALS AVAILABLE APARTMENTS 2131 Indiana 1BR/1BA Cottage $470/month. 1806 E. 39th St. 1BR/1BA. Available Now. $460/month. HOUSES 1721 E. 39th St. 3BR/2BA, Central heat/air. Available Now. $850/month. 901 W. 52nd St. 3BR/2BA, Central heat/air $750/month. 9521 Dunwoody Southside 3BR/2BA, Central heat/air $995/month.

References and Credit Check required. 351-0500

APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED AND ROOMS for RENT at Waters and Anderson St. (1020 East Anderson) on busline. Call 912-631-7976 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

rooms for rent 895

rooms for rent 895



ROOM FOR RENT: Clean w/central heat/air, stove, refrigerator, cable, washer/dryer. On busline. Starting @ $125/week. Call 912-272-6919.


Includes stove, refrigerator, private bath. Furnished! $180/week + deposit. Call 912-844-5995


Liberty City area. Star ting at $130/week plus deposit. Includes cable, internet, all utilities, CH&A. Shared kitchen and bath. Safe environment. Call Life Housing @ 912-228-1242 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

LEGAL Rooming House in business

over 20 yrs. Freshly painted Apts $150/wk. Rooms $70-80/wk. Furnished and utilities included. Call 234-9779 NEAR MEMORIAL/ DELESSEPS East Savannah. Furnished, includes utilities, central heat and air, Comcast cable, television, internet, washer/dryer. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. 5 minutes to Memorial Hospital. **ALSO PLACES AVAILABLE IN WEST CHATHAM! Call 912-210-0144. NICE HOUSE & ROOM for rent, Nice area. For reliable working person. No drugs! Contact 912-844-8716 or 912-349-1505

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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ROOM FOR RENT: Safe Environment. Central heat/air, cable, telephone service. $400/$500 monthly, $125/security deposit, no lease. Immediate occupancy. Call Mr. Brown: 912-663-2574 or 912-234-9177.

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Call:912-964-2440 FENDER BENDER? Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932. For Sale 2006 Nissan Sentra. 63,000 miles. Good condition. Fm/Am with CD player. A/C power windows locks and mirrors. Avg 30 MPG. $9,000.00. (912)412-0487

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Chevy Tahoe LS. 3rd row, seating, 97,000 miles, 20” Giovanni rims. $7000 OBO. 507-4948 2001 Silver Honda Passport. 142K miles, power locks/windows/seats. Leather interior, 4-speed, automatic, tires & breaks in good shape. $4200. 925-7099

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ConneCtSavannah.Com 2002 convertible Mercedes CLK 430. White with blue top. 40K miles. $21,900. Call 912-429-3597


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4-Door, Power windows, locks, CD player, cruise. 20,500 miles. Excellent condition. $11,500. Call 912-272-1837

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HISTORIC DISTRICT-Apt. $775/month. 2BR/1BA, full kitchen with dishwasher, security system, shared patio, washer/dryer in apt. Call 912-398-2028

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