SAVANNAH SCENE MAGAZINE NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2013 33rd Year, Issue #5
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Welcome Scene Calendar Of Events Savannah Tides Directory of Advertisers Savannah Scene Puzzle Greater Savannah Map Historic Savannah Map
ABOUT COVER Stepping High by Bess Ramsey
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Savannah Scene Must Taste Savannah’s Historic Squares City Market Art Scene Just For Kids Top 10 Photo Spots Factor’s Walk Shopping Savannah Souvenirs River Street Shopping Savannah’s Historic Cemeteries
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Dining & Lounges Arts Activities & Outings Puzzle Answer Shopping Lodging & Real Estate savannah.com
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TO SAVANNAH Welcome to Savannah! As cooler temperatures settle in and the city gets in the holiday spirit, you’ve chosen an ideal time to visit Georgia’s First City. At this time of year, you’ll discover plenty of holiday events to fill your calendar and warm your soul. With moss-draped live oaks, serene waterways and three centuries of architecture, Georgia’s First City is a remarkably beautiful destination in November and December. Enjoy Southern hospitality at its finest as Savannah warmly welcomes you with open arms. From alluring holiday home tours to the iconic Christmas Parade on River Street, Savannah has an evergreen charm which lends a special beauty to the holidays. Every year, Savannah’s squares and parks are decked in red velvet ribbon and pine garlands, providing a glorious celebration of the holidays. At this time of year, the city’s finest homes are decorated in seasonal splendor, creating a vibrant tapestry of light and color to delight locals and visitors alike.
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Take the time to wander Savannah’s cobblestone streets, experiencing the appeal of this unique coastal city. Sheltered beneath a thick canopy of live oak trees, the city’s National Landmark Historic District features 2.2 square miles of antebellum, Victorian, Italianate, Federal and neo-Gothic architecture.
From charming boutiques to world-class restaurants, Savannah combines all the amazing amenities of a big city with all the irresistible charm of a small town. Known as the Hostess City of the South, Savannah has a way of turning strangers into friends and making visitors feel right at home.
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We hope that you find our listings helpful in guiding you to some of the best that Savannah has to offer. We think that you’ll agree that Savannah is a stunning Southern city with a beauty and charm unlike anywhere else in the world. In November and December, the activities continue all season long. From holiday celebrations to live concerts, the city brims with activities to stimulate the mind, the body and the senses. As always, our Calendar of Events keeps you on top of Savannah’s most exciting activities. Want to learn more about what to do in Savannah? More information about Georgia’s First City is posted online at savannah.com. Our popular savannah.com web site provides plenty of handy tips to help you plan an unforgettable visit to Savannah. Please feel free to e-mail us with any comments, questions or suggestions at email@example.com. Enjoy every moment in Savannah! We wish you all the magic of the season, shared with loved ones who matter most. As 2013 draws to a close, the entire team at Savannah Scene wishes you and your family Happy Holidays. Sending good tidings your way for a joyous New Year, full of dreams come true. 6 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
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CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHY Brittany Nelson Pablo Aguilar
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MUST TASTE British-owned and operated, Churchill’s Pub & Restaurant serves a unique blend of traditional British favorites and contemporary American Cuisine in an upscale environment. Tubby’s Seafood River Street, the place for fresh seafood and the catch-of-theday served grilled, fried or blackened with plenty of sides. Land lovers will also find lots to choose from, including filet mignon and chicken cordon bleu, to name a few. Also serving breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Enjoy Savannah’s most exotic dining experience at The Mirage Mediterranean Bar & Grill. Feast on delicious fare in the opulence of an authentic ceremonial tent decor while belly dancers entertain. Enjoy an artistically-arranged dish of sushi, prepared by skilled chefs, while relaxing with a drink from the saké bar at Wasabi’s Downtown. Famous for their French onion soup and delicious specials, “Savannah’s Original Authentic British Pub,” Six Pence Pub & Restaurant is in the Historic District. Goose Feathers, an Express Café & Bakery has the best variety of fresh breakfast items, salads and sandwiches, all at modest prices. Enjoy a fun, one-of-a-kind culinary experience at six unique foodie spots while strolling through the historic cultural landmarks in the squares of Historic Savannah with the new food tour Savannah Taste Experience. For a special treat of real southern food, visit Sisters of the New South. Sisters of the New South Restaurant offers great
southern cooking that you’d get at Grandma’s house on Sunday! Offering daily lunch specials, the menu offers an array of meats and vegetables that are available for dine in or take out! Don’t miss The Bier Haus, Historic Savannah’s newest restaurant offering a hand-crafted menu filled with quality German cuisine that’s prepared with Belgium-inspired preparations and a wide variety of drink pairings while dining in an atmosphere to delight everyone. New to the Historic District is Tondee’s Tavern that specializes in fresh, local seafood, baby back ribs and mouth-watering steaks. Try out the signature drinks that include the frozen Chatham Artillery Punch or one of the many draft beers served at 28 degrees! Mark your calendars now for The Savannah Food & Wine Festival, held Mon., Nov. 11 through Sun., Nov 17, 2013 in which Savannah celebrates the best-of-the-best in food and wine. Relax and unwind at Rocks On The Roof with fantastic views of the Savannah River and historic district from this rooftop lounge while enjoying a cozy fire pit, live entertainment and a tapas-style menu with extensive drink and martini choices. Rocks on the River Modern Grill offers a menu of delicious American comfort food with a Southern contemporary approach that includes hamburgers, steak, fish, mussels and much more. Enjoy the authentic wood-grilled flavor produced by the restaurant’s large pizza oven and a large wine and beer menu to complement your meal.
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Kanpai! Wasabi’s Downtown serves the freshest and tastiest Japanese food in the heart of Savannah’s National Landmark Historic District. The art of sushi reaches its apex at Wasabi’s, where experienced sushi chefs prepare every item to order using techniques passed down through the generations. Experience traditional Japanese hospitality at its finest at this popular Savannah restaurant. Discover an authentic sushi bar and open kitchen at Wasabi’s, which is conveniently located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Delight your palate with a wide range of appetizers including octopus sunomono, grilled steak salad, oyster katsu, chicken yakitori and wasabi shumai. Wasabi’s serves lunch and dinner and is open daily, much to the delight of local residents and visitors alike. Couples who love sushi will want to try the Happy Sushi Boat, a sampler platter for two with salad, two soups, edamame, shrimp tempura, vegetable tempura and a range of sushi rolls, hand rolls and other delights. Don’t miss the fresh nigiri and sashimi. Sushi roll lovers will be in paradise at Wasabi’s Downtown. Try the signature Savannah Sunrise Roll, which features spicy tuna on a cucumber and avocado roll or the Savannah Spring Roll, which includes steamed shrimp, crabsticks, lettuce and avocado. The Southern Accent Roll combines deep-fried snapper with avocado, lettuce, cucumber and mayo. 10 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
Unique and delicious combinations include the Oh Baby, I Love You Roll, which pairs lobster meat with cream cheese and cherry sauce, and the Redneck Roll, which combines spicy tuna and shrimp tempura with a sweet chili sauce. Wasabi’s also serves a wide range of teriyaki choices including entrees and combination dinners like the lobster and steak dinner or the chicken and shrimp dinner. In a unique twist, Wasabi’s Downtown offers the area’s widest selection of tempura items a la carte. In addition to shrimp tempura, try the sweet potato, salmon, tuna, shiitake mushrooms and asparagus tempura. Your tastebuds will thank you! Don’t miss Happy Hour at Wasabi’s Downtown, which includes Sapporo on tap, premium hot sake, well drinks, domestic and imported beer, wine, signature martinis and more. Happy Hour runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. daily. Wasabi’s Downtown is open Monday through Friday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is open daily for dinner from 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
WASABI’S DOWNTOWN 113 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Savannah, Georgia (912) 233-8899 sushisavannah.com savannah.com
CALENDAR ONGOING: Daily Sightseeing Cruises, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch Cruises, Moonlight Entertainment Cruises and more with Savannah Riverboat Cruises. Reservations required. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com. MONDAYS: 13th Colony Sound, Savannah, Georgia’s chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets at 7 p.m. Thunderbolt Lodge #693, 3111 Rowland Ave., Thunderbolt. (912) 344-9768 or savannahbarbershoppers.org. TUESDAYS – SUNDAYS: Exploring coastal Georgia through play at the Savannah Children‘s Museum! 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $7.50 per person ages 1 and older. 655 Louisville Rd. (912) 651-6840 or savannahchildrensmuseum.org. THIRD THURSDAY: Toddler Third Thursdays at Jepson Center are great for parents, grandparents and caregivers with pre-school children. Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their adult companions, this program allows toddlers to explore artwork from Telfair exhibitions savannah.com
and complete a fun-filled art project relating to their tour. Time to play in ArtZeum is included. $5 per child along with adult admission. 1011:30 a.m. 207 W. York St. (912) 790-8823 or telfair.org. FIRST FRIDAY: “First Friday for Folk Music,” a production of the Savannah Folk Music Society at Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., from 7:30-10 p.m. A $5 minimum suggested donation is requested. savannahfolk.org. FIRST FRIDAY: Broughton Street is the place to be for some shopping, dining and other activities. Be sure to check out the Broughton Street Facebook page for more information. SECOND FRIDAY: “Night Skies – Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” hosted by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association at sunset. View the night sky through high-powered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. (912) 401-8634 or e-mail email@example.com. SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. $6.00 for adults, free for children under 6 with a guardian. 11 a.m. November-December 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 11
Sun., 3 p.m. $35 adults, $17 children. 222 Bull St. (912) 233-5542 or savannahtheatre.com.
& 2 p.m. (912) 232-3945 or chsgeorgia.org.
NOVEMBER 1 – 3: Join the Savannah Stage Company as they bring the haunting tale, “The Turn of the Screw,” to life. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m. Black Box at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Tickets, $10-$34. Buy tickets online at savannahstagecompany.com.
SATURDAYS: The Forsyth Park Farmers’ Market takes place at the south end of Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. forsythfarmersmarket.org. SECOND SUNDAY: The Bonaventure Historical Society conducts tours of the historic sections of Bonaventure Cemetery. Tours begin at 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. and last about an hour. Free, but donations are appreciated. No reservations are required. Bonaventure Rd. bonaventurehistorical.org. NOVEMBER 1 – 22: Jukebox Journey, the #1 downtown entertainment extravaganza enlivens the city’s nightlife in the refurbished, c.1818 Savannah Theatre. Flanked by a picturesque square, the theatre is within walking distance of a variety of delightful eateries. Popular music and professional choreography from the 1940s to present are presented in a bright, colorful and fast-moving production filled with lavish costumes and comedic skits. Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.; 12 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
NOVEMBER 1 – 2: Savannah College of Art and Design hosts the 2013 Savannah Film Festival featuring the best independent and innovative films from around the world. Ticket prices vary. Trustees Theater. (912) 525-5050 or filmfest.scad.edu/. NOVEMBER 2, 9, 16 & 23: Join the Savannah Theatre as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary in Savannah with their newest creation, “Savannah Live,“ a dazzling new variety show with 2 hours of high-energy song, dance and comedy! $35 adults, $16 children. 8 p.m. 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. NOVEMBER 2: Tybee Island Beach Bums host the Tybee Bike Races. This is your chance to test your bicycle riding endurance on the beach. savannah.com
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CALENDAR 11 a.m. (912) 658-8134. NOVEMBER 3 – 29: The Art Show at the JEA presents Josh Yu’s artwork for viewing. There will be a reception on Nov. 3, 3-5 p.m. 5111 Abercorn St. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org. NOVEMBER 4 – 22: Armstrong graduating senior art majors showcase college portfolios. A gallery talk takes place at the Nov. 15 artists’ reception. Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery, 11935 Abercorn St. (912) 344-2556 or finearts.armstrong.edu. NOVEMBER 5: The Armstrong Jazz Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St. Regular general admission, $6. Free with Piratecard. (912) 344-2801 or armstrong.edu. NOVEMBER 7: Toast to the Coast Oyster Roast & BBQ, to benefit Wilderness Southeast’s Fish Gotta Swim, takes place at Skidaway State Park, 6-9 p.m. Local talent, sustainable food, good times. $50/person. (912) 236-8115 or savannah.com
wilderness-southeast.org. NOVEMBER 8 – 10: The 19th Annual Telfair Art Fair takes place in the heart of historic downtown Savannah. For more information visit telfair.org. NOVEMBER 8 – 10: Arts On The Coast Fall Exhibit, Gallery Grand Opening and Silent Auction benefiting the Captain Matthew Freeman Project takes place Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. Artists’ Reception, Sat., 6-9 p.m. Speir Brogdon Bldg., 2591 Hwy. 17, Richmond Hill. artsonthecoast.org. NOVEMBER 8 – 10: The Savannah Childrens Theatre presents “Pirates of Penzance.” Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 3 p.m. Student, Senior and Military prices available. 2160 E. Victory Dr. (912) 238-9015 or savannahchildrenstheatre.org. NOVEMBER 9: Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon! The revised course will pass by three of the city’s iconic downtown squares and marathoners will enjoy a tour of the Savannah State University campus. (continued on pg. 34) November-December 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 15
DINING & LOUNGES GREATER SAVANNAH SAVANNAHMENU.COM (912) 961-0522. Staying in Savannah, Georgia? Don’t pay full price while dining out. Order the Visitor VIP Dining Club Card and take advantage of exclusive savings! See ad page inside back cover. savannahmenu.com. SISTERS OF THE NEW SOUTH (912) 335-2761. 2605 Skidaway Rd., R-10 on map. Since 2009, Sisters of the New South Restaurant offers great southern cooking that you’d get at Grandma’s house on Sunday! Offering daily lunch specials, the menu includes oxtails, fried/baked chicken and ribs in addition to collard greens, mac and cheese, candied yams and more. Sun., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. See ad page 9. thesistersofthenewsouth.com.
HISTORIC DISTRICT 10 DOWNING at CHURCHILL’S RESTAURANT (912) 232-8501. 13 W. Bay St., B-4 on map. Located adjacent to the main restaurants’ roof top terrace, 10 Downing’s private banquet room 16 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
is a luxurious secluded area and can be personalized to suite any event. The room is outfitted for all visual needs and parties have their own private entrance, bar and washrooms. See ad page 2. thebritishpub.com. THE BIER HAUS (912) 349-1163. 513 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Suite H, E-9 on map. This new German restaurant offers a hand-crafted menu that serves simple and traditional cuisines with Belgium-inspired preparations that include artisanal cheeses, cured meats in addition to sausages and schnitzel (including vegetarian!). Over 24 varieties of bier are on tap that include distinctive picks from the U.K.,Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and USA as well as 100 bottled biers. An impressive selection of red and white wines and fine liquors are also available. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday Brunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. See ad page 11. thebierhaus.com. BRIGHTER DAY NATURAL FOODS MARKET (912) 236-4703. 1102 Bull St., K-5 on map. Growing a healthy business since 1978, Brighter Day serves fresh, healthy take-out sandwiches, salads and juices. Whole grain bakery, organic produce and a complete selection of natural supplements available. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.savannah.com
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DINING & LOUNGES 7 p.m.; Sun., 12:30-5:30 p.m. See ad page 18. brighterdayfoods.com. CHURCHILL’S PUB & RESTAURANT (912) 232-8501. 13 W. Bay St., B-4 on map. One of Savannah’s favorite downtown dining destinations. British-owned and operated, serving a blend of traditional English favorites as well as contemporary American cuisine. The bar serves a wide range of international beers along with American craft beers on tap. Open daily 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Food is served until 1 a.m. nightly. See ad page 2. thebritishpub.com. GOOSE FEATHERS, AN EXPRESS CAFE & BAKERY (912) 233-4683 or TOLL FREE (866) 221-1948. 39 Barnard St., between Broughton and Congress Sts., C-4 on map. Fresh breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, coffee and espresso drinks at modest prices. Family owned and operated. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.3 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown delivery available Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. See ad page 13. goosefeatherscafe.com. THE MIRAGE MEDITERRANEAN BAR & GRILL (912) 236-5464. 20 E. Broughton St., C-6 on map. Offering the finest authentic Mediterranean cuisine, professional service and a cocktail and late night Hookah bar. Sun.-Wed., 5 p.m.-12 a.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m. See ad page 16. casbahrestaurant.com. SAVANNAH TASTE EXPERIENCE (800) 979-3370. B-7 on map. Starting at Bernie’s Oyster House at 115 E. River Street, this new food tour is a 3-hour walking and tasting tour where you will enjoy a fun, one-of-a-kind culinary experience while strolling through the gardens and historic, cultural landmarks in the squares of Savannah. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Price includes samples 18 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
from seven unique foodie spots in Historic Savannah. Tours daily. See ad page 28. savannahtasteexperience.com. SIX PENCE PUB & RESTAURANT (912) 233-3156. 245 Bull St. (across from the Desoto Hilton Hotel), F-5 on map. Sandwiches, soups, salads, and hearty fare served in an Old English Pub atmosphere. Famous for their tasty French onion soup and delicious specials. Pub hours, 11:30 a.m.-12 a.m.; Happy Hour, 5-7 p.m. Bar, until 2 a.m. See ad page 12. sixpencepub.com. WASABI’S DOWNTOWN (912) 233-8899. 113 MLK, Jr. Blvd., D-2 on map. A unique dining experience for both sushi lovers and Japanese food lovers alike. Enjoy sushi from the menu that include nigiri, sashimi, maki rolls, vegetarian rolls and tempura in addition to combinations of grilled teriyaki dishes. Open daily. Visit their sister restaurants: Yutaka, Sushi Time Towa, 80’s Cafe & Wasabi Fusion in Pooler. See ad page 11. sushisavannah.com.
RIVER STREET ROCKS ON THE RIVER MODERN GRILL (912) 721-3900. Located in The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront,102 W. Bay St., B-4 on map. Delicious American comfort food with a Southern contemporary approach. Enjoy the authentic wood-grilled flavor produced by the restaurant’s large pizza oven. A large wine and beer menu to complement your meal. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. See coupon ad page 13. bohemianhotelsavannah.com. ROCKS ON THE ROOF (912) 721-3901. Located in The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, 102 W. Bay St., B-4 on map. Savor tapas-style cuisine cozied up to the fire pit, while enjoying breath-taking views of the Savannah River and the Historic District. This rooftop savannah.com
DINING & LOUNGES
11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m. See ad page 15. tondees.com.
lounge has quickly become one of Savannah’s most popular hotspots. Enjoy live entertainment, signature cocktails, food and fun up on the roof. Open Mon.-Wed., 4 p.m.-12 a.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-midnight. See ad page 13. bohemianhotelsavannah.com.
TUBBY’S SEAFOOD RIVER STREET (912) 233-0770. 115 E. River St., A-5 on map. What a view! Kick back and watch the tankers cruise by on the river. Try the Southernstyle benedict or coastal shrimp and grits for breakfast! Sandwiches galore are available with fresh seafood and the catch of the day being served grilled, fried or blackened with plenty of sides. Live music daily. Serving Breakfast daily, 7:30-10:30 a.m.; Lunch and Dinner, Sun.Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.11 p.m. See ad outside back cover. tubbysriverstreet.com.
SAVANNAH RIVERBOAT CRUISES (912) 232-6404 or TOLL FREE (800) 786-6404. 9 E. River St., A-5 on map. Entertainment, dinner and gracious Southern hospitality. Take a cruise along the historic Savannah River. Offering Dinner and Entertainment Cruises: Monday Gospel Dinner Cruise, Saturday Luncheon Cruise and a Sunday Brunch Cruise. Food specially prepared by their very own Executive Chef. Seasonal schedule, call for availability. See ad page 5. savannahriverboat.com. TONDEE’S TAVERN (912) 341-7427. 7 East Bay Street, B-6 on map. This new restaurant is a casual, family friendly and locally owned restaurant that specializes in local seafood, ribs and mouth-watering steaks. During the Civil War, the building was confiscated by General Sherman’s union forces and rumor has it that a few spirits still linger in the building! Open Sun.-Thurs., savannah.com
WINSTON’S WINE CELLAR (912) 232-8501. 13 W. Bay St., B-4 on map. Located in Churchill’s Restaurant, Winston's Wine Cellar is the ideal location for a wide variety of celebratory events, including wedding rehearsals/receptions, bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations and graduation parties. The extensive menu options include hors d’oeuvre packages and four dinner buffet packages with something for anyone, regardless of the nature of the event. Call or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. See ad page 2. thebritishpub.com. November-December 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 19
JOHNSON SQUARE Photography © 2012 Pablo and Britt
HISTORIC SQUARES Although several of the city’s original squares have been destroyed (to make room for a parking garage, a highway and the Civic Center), many of Savannah’s scenic jewels still remain, to the delight of the city’s visitors and residents alike. Some squares have monuments and others have fountains, but each of the squares helps to make Savannah a remarkably beautiful and unforgettable city. Enjoy Savannah’s historic squares, scattered throughout the Historic District like so many glistening emeralds.
CALHOUN SQUARE This southernmost square on Abercorn Street was added in 1851. The shady trees in Calhoun Square provide a perfect place to take a break from the heat and enjoy the leisurely pace of Savannah. Abercorn & Wayne St.
CHATHAM SQUARE Gordon Row, 15 identical townhouses admired for the ironwork and unique doorways, is located on this square. Named in honor of William Pitt, the Earl of Chatham, an early supporter of the colony. Barnard & Wayne St.
CHIPPEWA SQUARE Named in honor of the American victory in the Battle of Chippewa
during the War of 1812, Chippewa Square is the square where Forrest Gump’s bench was placed during the filming of the popular movie by the same name. Bull & McDonough St.
COLUMBIA SQUARE Named in honor of the United States, this square offers a tranquil spot away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Nestled within the northeast quadrant of the Historic District, this serene square is a favorite stop for Savannahians. Habersham & President St.
CRAWFORD SQUARE Crawford Square features a basketball court and is located on the eastern edge of the Historic
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District. Houston & McDonough St.
ELLIS SQUARE Designed in 1733 and named in honor of Henry Ellis, the second Royal Governor, Ellis Square has recently been restored by the City of Savannah. Here the “Old City Market” was located and merchants sold crops and wares. Barnard & St. Julian St.
FRANKLIN SQUARE Dedicated in 1790, this square is named for Benjamin Franklin, an agent for the colony of Georgia from 1768 to 1778. Just off of City Market, this westernmost square has traditionally attracted a number of day laborers seeking work. Montgomery & St. Julian St. savannah.com
GREENE SQUARE Named in honor of General Nathaniel Greene, an aide to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War, Greene Square is one of the most beautiful squares in Savannah. Houston & President St.
JOHNSON SQUARE A center of activity, Johnson Square was the first square laid out by General James Oglethorpe in 1733. Savannah’s largest square is named for Robert Johnson, a close friend of Oglethorpe. Bull & St. Julian St.
named for Polish Count Casmir Pulaski, a hero of the Revolutionary War. This square features some of the most beautiful live oaks in the city, as well as thick ivy groundcover. Barnard & Macon St.
REYNOLDS SQUARE Originally called Lower New Square, Reynolds Square was once home to the Filature, the place where silkworms were housed in an effort to create silk in the Georgia colony. Abercorn & St. Julian St.
Named in honor of the Telfair family, this scenic square also has a Named in honor of the Marquisde Girl Scout tribute and a number of benches for an afternoon respite. Lafayette, this square features a Barnard & President St. number of benches and quaint cobblestone sidewalks. Abercorn & TROUP SQUARE Macon St. Troup Square features an armillary, an astronomical centerpiece MADISON SQUARE Named for U.S. President James made of iron, that is supported by small metal turtles. Named by Madison, this square features Georgia governor George Michael vintage cannons from the old Savannah Armory. The Savannah Troup, this is one of the most picturesque squares in the Historic College of Art and Design origDistrict. Habersham & Macon St. inally opened on this historic square. Bull & Macon St.
MONTEREY SQUARE With a statue of Casmir Pulaski at the center, Monterey Square is widely considered Savannah’s most picturesque square. The Mercer House, the setting for the murder in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” is located on this lovely square. Bull & Wayne St.
Habersham & St. Julian St.
WASHINGTON SQUARE Built at the same time as Warren Square, Washington Square once bordered the original Trustees’ Garden, where colonists grew a variety of experimental crops. Today it is the northeasternmost square in the city. Houston & St. Julian St.
WHITEFIELD SQUARE A popular place for weddings, Whitefield Square has a lovely white gazebo that has hosted countless marriage ceremonies over the years. The square is named for George Whitefield, an English clergyman who founded the Bethesda Orphan Home and served as a minister to the city’s earliest colonists. Habersham & Wayne St.
WRIGHT SQUARE Originally called Percival Square, Wright Square is also the final resting place for Tomochichi, the Native American leader who helped General James Oglethorpe found the colony of Georgia. Bull & President St.
Located in one of the oldest areas of the city, Warren Square is named in honor of General Joseph Warren, a Revolutionary War hero and was added in 1790.
OGLETHORPE SQUARE Named in honor of General James Oglethorpe, founder of Savannah and the colony of Georgia, this square is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch or a shady break. Abercorn & President St.
MONTEREY SQUARE ORLEANS SQUARE
ORLEANS SQUARE Located near the Savannah Civic Center, Orleans Square commemorates General Andrew Jackson’s 1815 victory in the Battle of New Orleans, part of the War of 1812. This square features beautiful red tulips in the Spring and a bubbling fountain all year long. Barnard & McDonough St.
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ARTS ART GALLERIES A.T. HUN ART GALLERY (912) 233-2060. 302 W. St. Julian Street, City Market, B-3 on map. Featuring over 25 local and international contemporary artists in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, This Gallery is the coolest art gallery in Savannah. Artists are frequently in the gallery to talk about their work, so don’t miss this eclectic art gallery which includes paintings, prints, jewelry, sculptures, funny magnets, cards & more! Open Mon, Tues. & Thurs.: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Wed., Fri.-Sun.: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; See ad pages 24 & 25. athun.com. ALBERT J. SEIDL FINE ARTIST (912) 665-1485. 312 W. St. Julian Street, Upstairs, Franklin Ward North Bldg, B-3 on map. Both a realist and impressionist, Albert Seidl’s powerful and dynamic design is combined with gentle and delicate beauty that creates pieces that capture both the eye and the soul of his admirers. His musicians and marine images are the most popular and hang in homes and galleries worldwide. See ad pages 24 & 25. albertseidl.com. CITY MARKET & CITY MARKET ARTISTS’ ASSOCIATION (912) 232-4903 or (912) 232-7731. B-3 on map. Located on the original site of the market used by farmers and traders of all kinds to sell their goods and wares, City Market offers the best of what is old and what is new in Savannah. The market comprises a four-block area of restored warehouses and shop fronts adjacent to Ellis Square. Don’t miss the artists’ galleries throughout the marketplace – most of which are working studios and members of the Savannah Arts Association. See ad page 23. savartists.com and savannahcitymarket.com. THE DOWNSTAIRS GALLERY (912) 233-0920. 19 1/2 W. Gordon St., H-5 on map. Conveniently located between the Mercer-Williams House and Historic Forsyth Park, The Downstairs Gallery specializes in original oil and water media paintings, photographs and jewelry by local artists. Whether you are adding to a collection, choosing a trip reminder, looking for an unusual gift or just browsing, The Downstairs Gallery offers an interesting array of choices for both the serious and casual collector. Open Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 23. thedownstairsgallery.com. GRACE ROHLAND – Printmaker & Painter (912) 598-8217. Gallery 11, Upstairs, City Market, B-3 on map. Visit Grace in the gallery where you will find paintings, mixed media works, original woodcuts and etchings. Also available are note cards with glimpses of Savannah and Tybee Island scenes. Grace’s work can be found in Washington, 22 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
D.C., Florida, Salt Lake City and abroad. Portraits are available upon request. Grace also exhibits her works at Gallery 209 on River Street. See ad pages 24 & 25. gracerohland.com. HREEVES ART (912) 312-1403. Located in Gallery 10 of City Market (2nd floor, next to Belford’s Restaurant), B-3 on map. Harold Reeves’ photography shares the beauty of the Georgia coast that includes landscapes, coastal scenes and the wildlife of Savannah and the Lowcountry from the serene views of Savannah’s waterways to the vibrant colors of the birds that live along the coast. His photographs are also available in The Village Craftsmen, located at 223 W. River St. See ad pages 24 & 25. villagecraftsmensavannah.com. LUBA LOWRY (651) 894-3053. Upper Level, Studio FSU-7 in Savannah’s historic City Market, 309 W. St. Julian St., B-3 on map. Luba’s studio is located in City Market and her paintings are featured décor in restaurants from Germany to Minneapolis and can be found on display in art galleries in Savannah. Commissions are accepted. Please visit her website to view her Gallery Collections. See ad pages 24 & 25. lubalowry.com. MARGIE SONE GRAVINA (912) 920-8451. City Market, 303 W. St. Julian St. Signature Gallery; B-3 on map; From pendant jewelry to rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, Margie expresses her passion for her native Dominican Republic in all of her unique jewelry. She weaves natural beads and semiprecious stones together to make handcrafted jewelry that has the “feel” of soft tropical breezes. Margie’s beautiful jewelry is also located in The Downstairs Gallery, West Gordon St., Local Color Gallery, Sandfly and in Savannah Rose, East Bay St., See ad page 23. larimarusa.com. SAMANTHA CLAAR’S GULLAH LIVING (404) 966-3647. 309 W. St. Julian Street, Studio OneA, Upstairs front corner; B-3 on map. Award winning artist “painting the stories” that celebrate the unique persona of the Gullah. This series celebrates the Gullah-Geechee way of life and their influence on what we typically describe as “Southern Culture.” Visit with the artist to appreciate the simplicity and harmony of a resilient people who continue to shape their destiny against strong currents and staggering odds. This is a working studio, so come “sit a spell” with us. See ad pages 24 & 25. GullahLiving.com. THE SAVANNAH GALLERY (912) 441-6232. City Market Franklin Ward South Bldg; Upstairs, Studio 2; Enter 2 doors down from Belford’s Restaurant, B-3 on map. Seven local artists combined their talents to form this bright, loft-style gallery featuring paintings, archival prints, metal and driftwood sculptures, photography, encaustics, fiber arts and sterling silver jewelry. Watch artists work everyday savannah.com
to create original pieces at affordable prices. See ad pages 24 & 25. STUDIO ONE (912) 341-0122. 309 W. St. Julian Street; Located in Savannah’s Historic City Market upper level above Belfords’s Restaurant; B-3 on map. Dottie Farrell & Bess Ramsey share a studio/ gallery where they paint and sell their collections of paintings. Dottie is featured in this issue and sells her originals and giclee prints. She paints mostly water colors in a realistic style using vivid colors, paying close attention to details often with a touch of whimsy. See ad pages 24 & 25. landingsart.org/site/node30. STUDIO 10 (912) 663-3188 or (912) 429-5326. City Market Upstairs, B-3 on map. Across from the elevator is where you can find local artists Andrea Stark and Pamella Dykema with their original paintings, reproductions or note cards. Pamella is the featured artist in the studio this issue. Her watercolors are of Savannah and the Lowcountry. She also paints florals and marine art. See ad pages 24 & 25. Please visit her website: pamellasprints.com. SUE GOUSE INSPIRATIONS (912) 667-4378. Gallery 9, 309 W. St. Julian Street, B-3 on map. Sue’s Studio/ Gallery is located upstairs in Savannah’s historic City Market. There you may meet Sue, a local artist, and purchase a large variety of original oil paintings, giclee reproductions, note cards and gifts. See ad pages 24 & 25. Please visit her website: suegouseinspirations.com. THE VILLAGE CRAFTSMEN (912) 236-7280. 223 W. River St., A-4 on map. Savannah’s premier cooperative art and artisan gallery featuring handmade art by twenty-one local artists and craftsmen. The perfect shop for unique gifts! Stop in to meet a local artist any day of the week! See ad page 53. villagecraftsmensavannah.com.
LIVE MUSIC/THEATRE SAVANNAH THEATRE (912) 233-7764. 222 Bull St. at Chippewa Sq., E-5 on map. The #1 downtown entertainment extravaganza brings you Broadway-style productions. A must-see while visiting Savannah. Visit website for show times. See ad page 19. savannahtheatre.com. savannah.com
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Savvy Savannah offers a wide range of walking tours, each of which showcases a different facet of Georgia’s First City. “Our motto is, ‘Satisfying in every sense,’” said Rebecca King, the owner of Savvy Savannah Tours. “We touch on every sense in our tours, from martinis and food to the history of the colonial era and spiritual tours showcasing the city’s churches and synagogues.” Rebecca believes that Savannah can best be experienced on foot at a leisurely pace showcasing the full splendor of the city’s moss-draped squares and awe-inspiring architecture. All of Savvy Savannah’s tours are limited to 15 guests, ensuring that each visitor enjoys an intimate experience of the Hostess City. “I fell in love with Savannah by walking downtown and seeing the great architecture and the beautiful squares,” said Rebecca. “Walking is a great way to experience the best of what Savannah has to offer.” Here is a quick overview of the company’s most popular tours: SAVANNAH SHAKEN – Enjoy Savannah’s nightlife and put the to-go cup to use as you sip your way from one martini bar to the next. Toast your way through the timeline of the Martini. Four martinis are included in the price of the tour. Guests must be 21 or older.
culture of this beautiful city while tasting local culinary specialties, from classic Southern cuisine to gourmet treats. Enjoy a progressive lunch, sampling food at six locally-owned restaurants, some of which are off the beaten path. SAVANNAH CINEMA – On this media-savvy tour, guests see scenes and photos from movies and TV shows and stroll past the locations where movies like “Cape Fear,” “Forrest Gump,” “Something to Talk About” and “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” were filmed. This tour ends at the legendary Leopold’s Ice Cream shop on Broughton Street, which has been featured on The Food Network and “The View.” SCENES OF SAVANNAH PAST – As America’s first planned city, Savannah boasts more than 250 years of history. A tour guide and an iPad will help you envision Savannah as a British colony and take you through the Civil War and the Victorian Era to the present day. SPECTRES OF SAVANNAH – Ranked as one of America’s Most Haunted Cities, Savannah offers many stories of the paranormal. Learn about the city’s most haunted locations, such as the Pirates’ House, with its rum cellar tunnel that leads out to the sea, and the Marshall House, Savannah’s oldest hotel that was once occupied by General Sherman as a hospital for soldiers during the Civil War. Reservations are recommended for all Savvy Savannah Tours. Please call or visit their website to make a reservation today!
SAVANNAH SUDS – Tap into Savannah’s crafty libations! Discover the history of craft beer in Savannah, while enjoying craft brews from three different brew pubs, ending at the award-winning Moon River Brewery on Bay Street. Guests must be 21 or older.
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ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS CITY MARKET CITY MARKET (912) 232-4903. Jefferson at W. St. Julian St., 2 blocks from the Savannah River, C-3 on map. Not just a place you visit. It’s a place you discover and explore. A place where there’s always something new to encounter, something different to find, something hidden to uncover. A four-block courtyard with seven restaurants, 11 shops, six art galleries, 21 artists’ studios, historic tours and 250 years of history. See ad page 23. savannahcitymarket.com.
HISTORIC HOMES ANDREW LOW HOUSE (912) 233-6854. 329 Abercorn St. on Lafayette Sq., F-6 on map. An 1849 mansion built for cotton merchant Andrew Low, this home features beautifully preserved interiors with period antiques. This is one home you will not want to miss on your tour of Historic Savannah. Tours daily. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., noon4 p.m. See ad page 28. andrewlowhouse.com.
MUSEUMS TYBEE ISLAND LIGHT STATION AND TYBEE MUSEUM (912) 786-5801. 30 Meddin Ave., Tybee Island just off US Hwy. 80, L-18 on map. Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. Complete light station featuring artifacts and exhibits of Tybee Island’s history. Visit the newly-restored Head Keeper’s Cottage. Tours are self-guided, but there are volunteers on hand to answer questions. Open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. every day except Tues. Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m. See ad page 43. tybeelighthouse.org.
SIGHTSEEING TOURS CARRIAGE TOURS OF SAVANNAH (912) 236-6756. Departing from City Market at W. St. Julian and Jefferson Sts., C-3 on map. No visit to Savannah is complete without a sightseeing tour by a horse-drawn carriage. Let the gentle “clipclop” of horses and sway of the carriage transport you to Savannah’s colorful past with one of our entertaining and informative tours. History tours, ghost tours and private tours are offered daily. See ad page 39. carriagetoursofsavannah.com. GRIBBLE HOUSE PARANORMAL EXPERIENCE (912) 856-4316. 234 MLK, Jr. Blvd., F-1 on map. Explore the unknown with the crew of the Gribble House Paranormal Experience! Become a ghost hunter using the latest, state-of-the-art equipment while investigating what Savannah Morning News refers to as “the most diabolical crime ever committed in Savannah!” Adults 18 and over only. Investigations nightly. Call to reserve. See ad page 36. gribblehouse.com. savannah.com
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ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS HEARSE GHOST RIDES (912) 695-1578. Take a ride in a real hearse, if you dare! You will ride through the cemeteries and historic streets of Savannah and hear the grisly tales of some of the most beautiful haunted homes in Savannah. Call for departure times and pick-up locations. Reservations required. See ad page 39. hearseghosttours.com. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CARRIAGE TOURS (912) 443-9333 or TOLL FREE (888) 837-1011. Pick-up available at various locations throughout the Historic District. The Best Way to see Savannah. Find out why we’re Savannah’s hometown favorite horse drawn carriage tours of the Historic District. Private and group tours available. All tours are driver narrated, 45-50 minutes in duration. Call for reservations. See ad page 31. savannahcarriage.com. OGLETHORPE TROLLEY TOURS (912) 233-8380. Historic District, F-1 on map. Take a journey through old Savannah, around the historic squares, along the waterfront, and throughout the 2.2 square miles of the Historic District aboard one of our beautiful BLUE Trolleys, steeped in oldfashioned charm. Equally as charming as our fine city are Oglethorpe Tour Guides, who embody true Southern Hospitality and warmly invite you to explore 28 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
the beauty of Savannah as only they can share it. Enjoy unlimited On/Off privileges until 5:30 p.m., free parking, and our free hotel pick-up! Winner of Certificate of Excellence for 2012 by Tripadvisor. Come join us for the ride you will never forget! See ad page 7. oglethorpetours.com. OLD SAVANNAH TOURS (912) 234-8128 or TOLL FREE (800) 517-9007. Historic District, F-1 on map. Serving Savannah since 1979. Voted Best Tour Company 2003-2012. Pick-ups at all downtown inns and hotels or at the Visitors Center. Free all-day on/off privileges with 15 convenient stops. Limousine service. See ad page 3. oldsavannahtours.com. OLD TOWN TROLLEY TOURS (912) 233-0083. 234 MLK, Jr. Blvd., F-1 on map. The original ON/ OFF tours of Savannah. Voted Best of Savannah 2012, and endorsed by the Historic Savannah Foundation. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Hop on and off ALL DAY to see more than 100 attractions on your sightseeing tour of Savannah. Pick up and drop off approximately every 20 minutes at 15 convenient stops. Complimentary shuttle service from select area hotels. See ad page 33. trolleytours.com. SAVANNAH HOPPERS (912) 414-2943 (Rentals). 409 E. Bay Street; B-8 on map. The New Way To Get Around Downtown! Savannah’s savannah.com
ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS newest transportation service that offers two, four and six passenger Eco-Friendly electric cars that are available for rental or call for a shuttle in the downtown area! Savannah Hoppers’ transportation service provides a fun, safe and eco-friendly way to travel in the Historic District. Give them a call today and they’ll pick you up and take you anywhere you want to go in the Historic District! See ad page 34. savannahhoppers.com.
SPECIAL EVENTS 39TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES (912) 308-6755. Throughout the Historic District. On Friday, Dec. 13th, begin the weekend for a Holiday Music Concert at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 14th, The Holiday Tour of Homes will feature two home tours at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., a Victorian Tea at 3 and 4 p.m. and on December 15th, an inn tour beginning at 12:30 p.m. The twelve stunning homes (6 different houses on each tour) on the tour vary in size, architectural styles and periods representing the full range of Savannah’s historic downtown neighborhoods. They will be decorated according to the owner’s personal holiday tradition. Tickets can be purchased online and will be available for pick up on the morning of the tour, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at tour headquarters in the lobby of The Savannah Visitor savannah.com
Center at 301 MLK, Jr., Blvd. Upon ticket pick up, tour guests will receive their tour tickets and guidebook with map of the home and inn locations. Tickets for each event can be purchased separately or a special weekend discount package is available. See ad page 30. dnaholidaytour.com. SAVANNAH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL (912) 232-1223. C-4 on map. The Savannah Food & Wine Festival, held Mon., Nov. 11-Sun., Nov 17, 2013 will be celebrating the best-of-the-best in food and wine. The overall concept of the Savannah Food & Wine Festival is to create one-of-a-kind, Savannah food and wine experiences to put Savannah on the map as a serious culinary destination-worth making a foodie trip here. From the Celebrity Chef Tour to cooking demonstrations, a Jazz & Bubbles Brunch as well as the main event on Sat., Nov. 16: Taste of Savannah in Ellis Square, there will be something for everyone who likes food, wine or both! For a full list of events and tickets, visit savannahfoodandwinefest.com. See ad page 17. SAVANNAH RIVERFRONT (912) 234-0295. 404 E. Bay St., B-7 on map. The Savannah Riverfront is a non-profit organization currently scheduled to perform 15+ events in 2013. These events range from our signature St. Patrick’s Day Festival to our First Friday & First Saturday weekend events. For a full list of events for 2013 and to learn more about the Savannah Riverfront visit November-December 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 29
ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS riverstreetsavannah.com. See ad page 15.
WALKING TOURS ARCHITECTURAL TOURS OF SAVANNAH (912) 604-6354. Tours are throughout Historic Downtown Savannah. Architecture is your first encounter when you enter Historic Savannah. See how Savannah’s cultural and economic history shaped architecture from colonial to contemporary designs, including every era in between. Tours are offered daily and most depart from Chippewa Square. Customized tours are also available. Call for times and reservations. See ad page 29. architecturalsavannah.com. OLIVER BENTLEYS HISTORIC DOG WALK TOURS (912) 201-1688. 13 W. York St., located on Wright Sq., D-5 on map. You and your dog are invited to “Embark on a Tour of Tales” through Savannah’s Historic District with the company mascot, Ollie B. as your guide. A portion of each ticket funds the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. Adults $20 and children $10. Daily, 4:30 p.m. See ad page 35. oliverbentleys.com/tour.
Joe’s Crab Shack); B-7 on map; This new family fun walking tour in Historic Savannah is led by an authentic pirate and privateer that gives the accounts of Savannah’s own privateers and connections to piracy, underground tunnels and famous fictional books that were inspired by Savannah. Participation is encouraged and even piratical wear if the young guests would like! Kids are given a treasure map and a chance to win a treasure! Tours leave at different times to accommodate the needs of everyone. See ad page 39. piratesprivateersinsavannah.com. SAVANNAH TASTE EXPERIENCE (800) 979-3370. B-7 on map. Starting at Bernie’s Oyster House at 115 E. River Street, this new food tour is a 3-hour walking and tasting tour where you will enjoy a fun, one-of-a-kind culinary experience while strolling through the gardens and historic, cultural landmarks in the squares of Savannah. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Price includes samples from seven unique foodie spots in Historic Savannah. Tours daily. See ad page 28. savannahtasteexperience.com.
PIRATE GHOST WALKING TOUR (912) 571-2330. 508 E. River Street, (across from
SAVVY SAVANNAH TOURS (912) 663-4400. Having been in the Savannah tourism industry for over 16 combined years, the owners of the new Savvy Savannah Tours thought it was time for a change. Part of that change is more interactive technology making their tours more personable.
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ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS Tour participants watch scenes from Savannah or see photos from generations past, right in their hands on an IPad. Savvy Savannah has many different tours to choose from, all very affordable for tourists and residents alike. All of their tours will require the joy of walking. Call for details about the various tours. See ad page 27. savvysavannahtours.com.
WATER TOURS CAPTAIN MIKE’S DOLPHIN ADVENTURE (912) 786-5848 or TOLL FREE (800) 242-0166. Lazaretto Creek, N-16 on map. Family owned and operated since 1992, Lazaretto Creek and Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventures have been offering the best in dolphin tours, sunset cruises and inshore & deep-sea fishing from the serenity of Tybee Island, Georgia. Voted Tybee’s Best Adventure Tour every year since 2003! Tours daily. Call for schedule and reservations. See ad page 41. tybeedolphins.com.
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DOLPHIN MAGIC (912) 897-4990 or TOLL FREE (800) 721-1240. 313 E. River St., next to the River Street Market Place. B-6 on map. Touring Savannah's Historic Waterways! We invite you to come aboard, sit back, relax and
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ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS enjoy a full featured narrated tour of Savannah’s river front, the Waving Girl, Fort Jackson and Fort Pulaski (trip route/duration varies according to dolphin location). Each cruise is 1-1/2 to 2 hours long. Bring sunscreen and your camera. We have restrooms on board. See ad page 37. dolphin-magic.com. GOOD TIMES CHARTERS (912) 335-2545. 502 E. River St. Savannah’s newest boat tour is sure to be the highlight of your trip! Slow down and learn some of Savannah’s maritime history from our knowledgeable & amusing crew on our brand new catamaran and maybe even see a dolphin or two! Our tours last two hours and we provide complimentary water. Please feel free to bring snacks and drinks with you to enjoy while cruising down the Savannah River. We are also available for private charters and sunset cruises. Great for weddings, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate groups and more! Call us for tour times & reservations or visit us on-line for more information! See ad page 35. savannahgoodtimes.com. MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS (843) 304-2878. Calhoun Street, Historic Bluffton, SC. Located 30 minutes from Historic Savannah, May River 32 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
Excursions offers private dolphin tours, fishing, shrimping and crabbing excursions. Daily tours offered year round. Call for scheduling and reservations. See ad page 41. mayriverexcursions.com. SAVANNAH RIVERBOAT CRUISES (912) 232-6404. 9 E. River St., A-5 on map. No visit to Savannah is complete without a riverboat cruise. Hear the captains intriguing tales and historic facts and learn about the history of Savannah, her port, modern day and past. Enjoy a ride on our sternwheel river boat replicas. Choose from a wide variety of cruise options. Sightseeing, dinner entertainment, Sunday brunch and moonlight cruises. Charters available. Visit our website for cruise information or to purchase tickets online. See ad page 5. savannahriverboat.com.
WILDLIFE CENTER OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER (912) 395-1212. 711 Sandtown Rd., P-11 on map. Located 5 miles from Historic Downtown Savannah off President St. on Islands Expressway. Oatland Island Wildlife Center is one of the premier wildlife attractions in the Southeast and is home to over 150 animals from 50 different species. Come and explore acres of natural beauty and get face to face with fascinating native wildlife. Open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 32. oatlandisland.org. savannah.com
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NOVEMBER 14: Enjoy the 6th Annual Dancing with Savannah Stars, a fundraiser to benefit the Children of CASA. 7 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. savannahcasa.kintera.org/dwss6.
NOVEMBER 11 – 17: Savannah Food & Wine Festival - celebrating a week of wine, spirits and culinary excellence in Savannah with wine dinners, tasting events, festival and more. (912) 232-1223 or savannahfoodandwinefest.com.
NOVEMBER 15 – 17: The Savannah Childrens Theater presents “Tiny Thumbelina.” Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m. Student, Senior and Military prices available. 2160 E. Victory Dr. (912) 238-9015 or savannahchildrenstheatre.org.
NOVEMBER 11: Take a swing against hunger at Golf For Birdies at The Savannah Golf Club. The event is designed to be a great golf outing and fundraiser that provides more than 5,000 turkeys for families in need during the holidays. Enjoy the exclusive Savannah Golf Club while giving the most vulnerable people in our community a real reason to give thanks. Lunch and prizes are included with the registration fee of $150 per player, $600 per foursome. 8:30 a.m. (912) 721-1789 or helpendhunger.org.
NOVEMBER 15: The Savannah River Queen Riverboat will play host to a newly added event during the inaugural food and wine festival and two very special guests chef Anthony Lamas, from Seviche Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky and host vintner, Joy Sterling. The two will create the ultimate experience in a fusion of southern style cooking and Latin cuisine. Wines exclusively from Iron Horse Vineyards in California will be served. The Riverboat Wine Cruise will guide a select group of lucky foodies and wine lovers down the Savannah River with a sumptuous feast. 8 p.m. (912) 232-1223 or savannahfoodandwinefest.com.
NOVEMBER 14 – 24: “The Amen Corner” a comic drama in three acts by James Baldwin at Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater, 11935 Abercorn St., 7:30 p.m. Regular general admission seating, $10. (912) 344-2801 or armstrong.edu. 34 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
NOVEMBER 16: Savannah’s Children Choir, presents “A Night in Vienna” at SCAD Museum savannah.com
CALENDAR of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Artists’ Talk, 5:30 p.m.; Concert, 6:30 p.m. Artists’ Reception 7:30–9 p.m. Tickets $100 (plus small internet convenience fee). (912) 228-4758 or email@example.com or savannahchoir.org. NOVEMBER 16: Savannah Food and Wine Festival After Party in City Market. Live music and special offers from tenants will be the perfect way to continue your food and drink experience. Live music, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. City Market artists will have works of art on display and will be meeting and greeting outside in the courtyard. (912) 232-4903 or savannahcitymarket.com. NOVEMBER 16: The 10th Annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival is set for Forsyth Park in Savannah. The festival is presented by Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah. NOVEMBER 17: AMT pays tribute to lifelong Savannah musician, composer and educator J. Harry Persse, 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1707 Bull St. Free admission. Donations to the J. Harry Persse Music Scholarship Fund accepted. (912) 344-2801 or armstrong.edu. NOVEMBER 17: The Coastal Jazz Association of Savannah presents a compelling jazz singer with soul, passion and pure talent - Audrey Shakir (Atlanta’s first lady of Jazz), 5 p.m. Westin Savannah Resort. Open to the Public. (404) savannah.com
997-3281 or coastal-jazz.org. NOVEMBER 21 – JANUARY 1: Join the Tybee Island Community for a celebration of the holiday season, Tybee for the Holidays. This whimsical paradise will be full of events, activities and special occasions to be enjoyed by all - Holiday lights, a parade, special days to shop and a jump in the ocean with the “Polar Bears.” For a complete schedule of events visit tybeefortheholidays.com. NOVEMBER 21: The Equinox Jazz and Savannah Philharmonic Orchestras bring big band rhythm to town. 7:30 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn, St. Tickets $16 to $70. (912) 525-5050 or savannahphilharmonic.org. NOVEMBER 23: The Thirteenth Annual Cathedral Heritage Gala is dedicated to preserving the integrity and soundness of the architectural icon that is The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. All proceeds to benefit The Cathedral Heritage Endowment Fund of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Join them at Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., for an evening of beautiful art, wonderful food, delightful company and a very special live auction. 7 p.m. (912) 233-4709 or savannahcathedral.org/heritage-ball. NOVEMBER 24: “Chamber Concert No. 2 American Influence” at Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St., 5 p.m. (912) 525-5050 or savannahphilharmonic.org. November-December 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 35
CALENDAR NOVEMBER 28 – DECEMBER 26: Savannah Theatre brings you holiday glitz and glitter with a 2-hour performance, “A Christmas Tradition.” The theatre is transformed into a holiday perfect picture sharing memories of the Christmas standards that you know and love. Sprinkle in a little comedy and audience participation for the greatest event of the season. 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. matinees. 222 Bull St. $35 adults, $17 child. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. NOVEMBER 28: The Savannah Riverboat Cruises invite you for a traditional holiday buffet. Two cruises are available. The early one boards at 1 p.m. and sails from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. The later cruise boards at 5 p.m. and sails from 6 p.m.8 p.m. $54.95 per adult, $34.95 per child (ages 4-12), children 3 and under, free. Reservations required. 9 East River St., (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com. NOVEMBER 29 & 30: Take your Christmas photo on board a Savannah Riverboat Cruise with Santa. Kids sail free with the donation of an unwrapped toy. Boarding at 1:30 p.m., sailing 36 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
from 2-3 p.m. $21.95 per adult, $12.95 per child (ages 4-12, children 3 and under, free). Prices do not include 3% port fee and 7% sales tax. This year’s toy donations will benefit Next Generation, a charity that benefits the Children’s Hospital at Memorial. Reservations required. 9 East River St., (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com. NOVEMBER 30: Experience the annual Holiday Parade of Lights from the best seats in Savannah with Savannah Riverboat Cruises. See every boat up close as you take part in the procession along the Savannah River. Enjoy an assortment of delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres, Riverboat rum punch, live entertainment, front row seats for the parade and a cash bar on board. Reservations required. 9 East River St., (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com. DECEMBER 1 – JANUARY 1: Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights presented by The Savannah Harbor Foundation. This inaugural drive-through light show features a spectacular arrangement of over 60 larger-than-life light displays around the Road Course on Hutchinson Island. At the end of the show, visitors can park at the Pit and Paddock for nightly bonfires, s’mores, hot chocosavannah.com
CALENDAR late and family-friendly activities on week nights and a host of special events every weekend. SavannahHarborFestivalOfLights.com. DECEMBER 1 – 31: Join the Tybee Island Community for a celebration of the holiday season, Tybee for the Holidays. This whimsical paradise will be full of events, activities and special occasions to be enjoyed by all - Holiday lights, a parade, special days to shop, and a jump in the ocean with the “Polar Bears.” For a complete schedule of events visit tybeefortheholidays.com. DECEMBER 1 – 26: Savannah Theatre brings you holiday glitz and glitter with a 2-hour performance, “A Christmas Tradition”. The theatre is transformed into a holiday perfect picture sharing memories of the Christmas standards that you know and love. Sprinkle in a little comedy and audience participation for the greatest event of the season. 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. matinees. 222 Bull St. $35 adults, $17 child. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. DECEMBER 2, 9, 16: Join the Savannah savannah.com
Riverboat Co. for a 2 hour dinner cruise with Southern buffet and live Christmas Gospel music. Experience local Gospel entertainment and enjoy savory flavors of the south. Boarding 6 p.m. Sailing at 7 p.m. Returning at 9 p.m. Adults, $44.95 and Children, $24.95. Groups of 25 or more - please contact the sales department for details. 9 East River St., (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com. DECEMBER 4 – 8 & 11 – 15: Experience life the night Christmas began in an outdoor production of “The Journey” that draws thousands from across the Southeast. Step back centuries in time as you walk through the authentically recreated ancient Middle Eastern town of Bethlehem teeming with bakery, tannery, blacksmith and jewelry shops and an inn that’s full to capacity. Follow shepherds to find a Mary, Joseph and a baby crying softly in a manger. Let the wonder of the season warm you in that star-lit stable. 6-8 p.m., at Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd. (912) 629-3777 or SavannahChristian.com. DECEMBER 4-5: Armstrong art faculty and students commemorate the holidays with a two-day only Christmas Pottery Sale. Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery, 11935 Abercorn St. (912) November-December 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 37
JUST FOR KIDS Savannah is bursting with activities for kids. Whether it be climbing to the top of Georgia’s tallest lighthouse or taking a horse-drawn carriage ride, this historic city is sure to delight kids of all ages.
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Visit Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. Tybee Island Light Station and Museum offers self-guided tours, however, there are volunteers on hand to answer questions. Good luck, as there are 178 steps to the top of the Light Station. Tybee Light Station and Museum, 912-786-5801. Take a guided tour. Be it ghosts, historic homes, architecture, movies, pirate walking tour, food or all of the above that appeal to you, there are a variety of tours available to enlighten and entertain. Architectural Tours of Savannah, 912-604-6354; Gribble House Paranormal Experience, 912-856-4316; Hearse Ghost Rides, 912-695-1578; Oglethorpe Trolley Tours, 912-234-8687; Old Savannah Tours, 912-234-8128; Old Town Trolley Tours, 912-233-0083; Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tours, 912-2011688; Pirate Ghost Walking Tour, 912-5712330; Savannah Hoppers, 912-414-2943; Savannah Taste Experience, 800-979-3370; Savvy Savannah Tours, 912-663-4400. Take a leisurely horse-drawn carriage tour and clip, clop around the City enjoying the beauty that Savannah is famous for. Carriage Tours of Savannah, 912-236-6756; Historic Savannah Carriage Tours, 912-443-9333. 38 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
There are several museums devoted to different modes of transportation. Whether your interests lie in land, sea or air you won’t want to miss these: Great Savannah Races Museum, 411 Abercorn St., 912-398-4785; Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., 912-748-8888; Roundhouse Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St., 912-651-6823; Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 M.L.K. Blvd., 912-232-1511. Enjoy a day on the water! Take a narrated nature cruise, dolphin watch tour, kayak trip, sunset cruise, maritime tour, fish inshore or offshore or jet ski. You are sure to find a water-related activity to suit all ages and interests. Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure, 912-786-5848; Dolphin Magic, 313 E. River St., 912-897-4990; Good Time Charters, River Street, 912-335-2545; Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 E. River St., 912-232-6404. Explore acres of natural beauty and get face to face with fascinating native wildlife at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, located 5 miles from Historic Downtown Savannah off President Street on Islands Expressway, 711 Sandtown Rd., 912-395-1212.
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CALENDAR 344-2556 or finearts.armstrong.edu. DECEMBER 6 – 22: The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents “Bell, Book and Candle,” by John van Druten. Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. (912) 232-0018 or collectiveface.org. DECEMBER 6 & 7: Join the Savannah Riverfront as they get into the holiday spirit with Christmas On The River. Rousakis Plaza will be full of art exhibitors with holiday gifts and stocking stuffers to check off your Christmas list! Music and local entertainment will take place on the Arbor Stage all weekend long. Don’t miss Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade starting on west River Street at 5:30 p.m. on Sat., traveling throughout downtown and ending at Ellis Square. The parade marks the official arrival of St. Nick, so this is one event you don’t want to miss! Fireworks, Sat., 9:30 p.m. Fri., 4-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.10 p.m. Free and open to the public. 115 E. River St. riverstreetsavannah.com. DECEMBER 6: Explore the beauty of holiday savannah.com
decorations including hundreds of lights and over 500 luminaria in the courtyard at the City Market Holiday Open House. Enjoy Christmas carolers, a visit with Father Christmas and sample holiday treats in the shops. 6-9 p.m. Please bring an unwrapped toy to drop off in the Holiday Hope collection box. (912) 232-4903 or savannahcitymarket.com. DECEMBER 7 & 8: Take your Christmas photo on board the Savannah Riverboat Cruises with Santa! Kids sail free with the donation of an unwrapped toy. Boarding at 1:30 p.m., sailing from 2-3 p.m. $21.95 per adult, $12.95 per child (ages 4-12, children 3 and under, Free). Prices do not include 3% port fee and 7% sales tax. This year’s toy donations will benefit Next Generation, a charity that benefits the Children’s Hospital at Memorial. Reservations required, 9 East River St., (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com. DECEMBER 7: Bring the family to City Market for the Christmas For Kids Celebration! Enjoy fun-filled activities including cookie decorating, making ornaments to take home, face painting, a petting zoo, photos with Father Christmas in the Carriage Tours of Savannah Cinderella carNovember-December 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 39
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TOP 10 PHOTO SPOTS THE WAVING GIRL STATUE. This statue commemorates Florence Martus, the lighthouse keeper’s sister who waved to ships in Savannah’s port for more than 44 years. She stands as a symbol of Savannah’s gracious hospitality and charm. Morrell Park.
TYBEE ISLAND LIGHT STATION. 2 Ordered by General Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony in 1732, the Light Station has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. This Light Station is one of America’s most intact having all of its historic support buildings on its five-acre site. The current Light Station displays its 1916 day mark with 178 steps and a First Order Fresnel lens which is nine feet tall. Tybee Island. GENERAL JAMES EDWARD OGLETHORPE. This bronze statue of General Oglethorpe faces south protecting Savannah from the Spanish in Florida to this day. Chippewa Square.
SERGEANT WILLIAM JASPER. The monument of Sergeant Jasper who fell during the Siege of Savannah in 1779. Madison Square.
TOMOCHICHI. This boulder marks the 5 grave of Tomochichi, the Yamacraw Indian Chief who welcomed General Oglethorpe and the first colonists. Wright Square. 40 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
THE FORSYTH PARK FOUNTAIN. A cast iron fountain erected in 1858, designed to resemble the grand fountain in Paris. An exact replica of the fountain resides in Cuzco, Peru. Forsyth Park.
SAVANNAH’S OLYMPIC FLAME. Savannah was the site of the 1996 Olympic yachting events and the flame burned throughout the duration of the centennial games in Atlanta. Morrell Park.
WASHINGTON’S GUNS. These guns were taken at the battle of Yorktown and presented to the Chatham Artillery by General George Washington when he visited Savannah in 1791. These two bronze cannons were affectionately named “George and Martha.” Bay and Drayton Street.
VIETNAM MEMORIAL. Dedicated in 1991, the design and layout of this memorial is in the shape of Vietnam and is a salute to fallen comrades featuring a rifle, helmet and combat boots. Names of military members from this area who died in the Vietnam War are engraved in marble as a reminder of Savannah’s lost. Emmett Park.
WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL. A rough cut granite stone with a rectangular bronze plaque listing the “Chatham County Honor Roll,” those who died in World War I. Northwest corner of Daffin Park at Victory Drive.
CALENDAR riage and a choir performance. Please bring an unwrapped toy to drop off in the Holiday Hope collection box. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (912) 232-4903 or savannahcitymarket.com. DECEMBER 12: Say “cheers” to the holiday season on board the Savannah River Queen! Join the Captain and crew for a delicious buffet style lunch and the Riverboat House Entertainment playing holiday music while cruising the historic Savannah River. Adults, $39.95; Children, $21.95. Boarding at 1 p.m., Sailing 1:30-3 p.m. Reservations required. 9 East River St., (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com. DECEMBER 13 – 15: The 39th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes takes place throughout the Historic District. New to the tour this year, a Holiday Music Show will be included to put you into the holiday spirit on Fri., 7 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church. The Saturday Holiday Tour of Homes will feature two home tours at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., a Victorian Tea at 2:30 p.m. and on Sunday, an inn tour beginning at 12:30 p.m. The twelve homes (six on each tour) on the tour vary savannah.com
in size, architectural styles and periods representing the full range of Savannah’s historic downtown neighborhoods. They will be decorated according to the owner’s personal holiday tradition. Tickets can be purchased on-line and will be available for pick up on the morning of the tour, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the lobby of The Savannah Visitor Center, 301 MLK, Jr. Blvd. Upon ticket pick up, tour guests will receive their tour tickets and guidebook with map of the home and inn locations. Tickets for each event can be purchased separately or a special weekend discount package is available. (912) 308-6755 or dnaholidaytour.com. DECEMBER 24: 2013 Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise aboard the Savannah River Queen. The chef will tempt your taste buds with an incredible Christmas spread! Boarding 3 p.m. Sailing at 4 p.m. Returning at 6 p.m. Adults, $53.95 and Children, $29.95. Reservations required. 9 East River St., (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com. DECEMBER 31: 2013 New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise aboard the Savannah River Queen! Boarding begins at 6 p.m. Sailing at 7 p.m. and returning at 9 p.m., this cruise is perfect for those November-December 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 41
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CALENDAR who want to avoid the large crowds. Adults, $53.95 and Children, $29.95. Reservations required. 9 East River St., (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com. DECEMBER 31: Ring in the New Year at City Market! This New Year’s Eve celebration is an outdoor street party and you are invited to join in the fun. Live music starts at 9 p.m. and lasts until 1 a.m. Free and open to the public, no tickets or reservations are required. Be sure to make your dinner reservations at one of the outstanding restaurants. (912) 232-4903 or savannahcitymarket.com. DECEMBER 31: 2013 New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise! This one of a kind dinner and party cruise with the Savannah Riverboat Cruises is an event you don’t want to miss! This four hour cruise includes hors d’oeuvres, delicious surf and turf buffet featuring lobster tail & carved beef tenderloin, choice of a bottle of house wine or champagne, party favors, live entertainment, dancing and a cash bar on board. Reservations required. Adults, $164.95; Children, $164.95. 9 East River St., (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com. DECEMBER 31: Ring in the new year on historic River Street. Celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 with live entertainment and a fireworks show at midnight. Free and open to the public. 5 p.m.-midnight. Rousakis Plaza, 115 E. River St. riverstreetsavannah.com. DECEMBER 31: 2013 New Year’s Eve Party Cruise with Savannah Riverboat Cruises. The most unique party in Savannah includes a 2 1/2 hour cruise, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, party favors, midnight champagne toast and cash bar on board. 21 & over. Reservations required. Adults, $59.95. 9 East River St., (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com. PLEASE NOTE: WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT POSSIBLE TO SEE THAT THE INFORMATION IN OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS IS ACCURATE. HOWEVER, EVENTS SOMETIMES CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. PLEASE CALL THE LISTED PHONE NUMBERS FOR CONFIRMATION. TO INCLUDE YOUR EVENT IN THE CALENDAR, CALL (843) 757-9889, FAX (843) 757-9189 or E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org. savannah.com
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Go Fish Clothing & Jewelry Co., located on Broughton Street in the center of Savannah’s National Landmark Historic District, is a retail store with a big heart. This Savannah boutique carries a wide assortment of clothing, jewelry and home accessories from around the world, but it offers so much more. That’s because this fun, fashionable shop has a heartfelt mission that sets it apart. Inspired by a Christian calling to help others, Go Fish purchases items directly from artisans in developing nations, buying hand-crafted goods at fair prices to help make a positive difference in communities around the world. The company’s owners return to the same artisans, developing long-term relationships as well as design partnerships. Through the collective efforts of the Go Fish staff, store owners and customers, the lives of many international artisans have improved dramatically. Debbie Ryysylainen, the owner of the Go Fish boutique in Savannah, believes in the company’s underlying philosophy and enjoys carrying beautiful merchandise that helps make the world a better place for those who are less fortunate in life. “Go Fish was started 25 years ago with the mission to give hope and opportunity to the poor,” she explains. “We try to help artisans make a living. They know that we’ll come back again and again.” Fall fashions this season are bold and bright! Some of our favorite combinations are gold and blue, teal and pumpkin, yellow and blue, purple and navy... all cheerful and guaranteed to chase 44 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
Jeans feature strongly, with several styles from skinny leg and boyfriend to classic and comfortable. Whether you choose loose jackets and pintuck detail blouses over smartly tailored pants, or casual tunics and tops with jeans, you will find fun and fashion combined at Go Fish Clothing & Jewelry Co. Discover a wide range of styles, fashions, footwear and home accessories at this popular Savannah boutique. Go Fish carries an extensive selection of clothing from Indonesia, Peru and India as well as hand-crafted jewelry and accessories from Guatemala, Mexico, Thailand, Uganda and India. The staff at Go Fish – one of 13 retail locations across the United States – is warm, friendly and helpful, making every shopping experience a true pleasure. Best of all, this downtown shopping destination is devoted to helping improve the quality of life in communities in South America, Asia and Africa. The Go Fish motto, “Shop Local, Buy Global,” defines the spirit and the focus of this much-loved store. “We love that our work, and the purchases of our customers, support artisans from developing nations, helping them maintain their crafting traditions, educate their families and get out of poverty,” said Debbie. “We’re proud to carry unique items that help make the world a better place.” GO FISH CLOTHING & JEWELRY CO. 106 W. Broughton Street Savannah, Georgia (912) 231-0609 shopgofish.com savannah.com
SHOPPING ANTIQUES COBBLESTONE LANE ANTIQUES MALL (912) 447-0504. 230 W. Bay St. (on the west end of Factor’s Walk at Jefferson St.), B-6 on map. Convenient to the trolley stops, this antique/gift shop is something you don’t want to miss! With over 10,000 sq. ft. of exquisite home decor, antiques, glassware, jewelry, rare coins and giftware, this eclectic shop is the biggest in Historic Savannah. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 48.
ART GLASS ARTE DEL VETRO (912) 233-8018. 128 East Bay Street, Factor’s Walk, B-6 on map. Located just doors down from the River Street Inn, Arte del Vetro showcases the finest in hand-blown art glass, ranging from traditional forms such as vases and bowls to exciting new uses such as wall art platters and chandeliers. Arte del Vetro proudly features works by established and emerging American artists alike and are original, one-of-akind works of art. The shop offers a full range of design services, including in-home consultations for Savannah residents and virtual design services for those not fortunate enough to live here. Each of the pieces are signed by the artist and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by request. See ad page 51. shopartedelvetro.com. savannah.com
BATH & BODY CARE PRODUCTS SUGAR WORKS BATH & BODY (912) 401-1395. 1 E. Broughton St., C-5 on map. Indulge in your fragrance and perfume fantasies while lavishing your skin and body with wonderful products. They offer a broad spectrum of bath and body care products, from the best selling sugar scrubs, salt scrubs, mineral soaks, bath treats that are fun to look at as they are to use, to soaps, nourishing body creams and amazing perfume blends. Open Tues.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 12-5 p.m. See ad page 47. sugarworksbathandbody.com.
BOOKS E. SHAVER, BOOKSELLER (912) 234-7257. 326 Bull St. (behind the DeSoto Hilton), F-5 on map. In Savannah, one of America’s great bookstores! Located in the heart of the Historic District, E. Shaver’s 12 rooms are filled with books. Specializing in local books, history, architecture, decorating, and a revolving collection of prints. Free gift wrapping. See ad page 51.
CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES GO FISH CLOTHING & JEWELRY (912) 231-0609. 106 W. Broughton St., C-3 on map. Unique and eclectic items from around the world. From six feet tall giraffes to hand-batiked dresses, fashionable footwear to clay roosters, hand-painted and carved wood herons to mosaic mirrors, there is always something special, distinctive and delightful in store. We look forward to welcoming you November-December 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 45
SHOPPING and sharing our mission to help others. Open Mon.Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 45. shopgofish.com. METALS AND PAINT (912) 234-7744. 107 W. Congress St., C-4 on map. Located across from The Lady and Sons Restaurant, Metals and Paint features original art and unique handcrafted jewelry by local artists and artisans. For a unique diversion from the ordinary, visit us today! Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.10 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 45. SAVANNAH BELLE (912) 232-4833. 206 E. Bay Street, B-6 on map. From the owners of Savannah Rose, Lisa & Curt Bolak have opened Savannah Belle just doors down from “The Shop with Attitude!” This shop features several clothing lines, hand painted leather shoes, various styles of handbags, from hand-hammered aluminum to color block leather bags, accessories and local art, including the works of Michele Snell. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See ad page 49. SAVANNAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON (912) 231-8000 or (912) 925-0005. 503 E. River St., A-9 on map. Main store, I-95 and Hwy. 204, Y-3 on map. Savannah’s only authorized Harley-Davidson dealer has genuine Harley-Davidson motorclothes and collectibles. Now offering the Rider’s Edge Motorcycle Safety Course. Download our free mobile application, Savannah Harley-Davidson. Open 7 days a week. See ad page 52. savannahhd.com. SAVANNAH ROSE (912) 232-9449. 126 E. Bay St., (Abercorn Ramp to River St.), B-6 on map. Locally owned boutique located on Upper Factor’s Walk featuring clocks, teapots and other gift items in all price ranges. Visit for the unique clothing, shoes, scarves and hats. You’ll find one-of-a-kind estate and handmade jewelry out of forks, spoons, buttons, and watches. Great gift ideas include cross and guardian angel jewelry handmade in Israel. Open Mon.-Sat.,10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See ad page 49. SILVER SILK & BEADS (912) 236-2890. 310 W. St. Julian Street, B-3 on map. Willis and 46 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
Gwendolyn built Silver Silk & Beads on a unique idea of handcrafted jewelry. These original designs are incorporated with beautiful and affordable sterling silver jewelry imported from nine different countries. The store also offers stylish silk jackets and scarves. See ad page 51. For more information email email@example.com. TWINKLE (912) 234-1001. 307 W. Bryan St., B-3 on map. Located in the hustle and bustle of City Market, this store offers the best in trendy, fun fashion accessories! You will be able to find special gifts for your family and friends. After you visit this unique store, you will never forget it! Mon.-Wed., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. See ad page 46. facebook.com/twinkletimecitymarket. VERONICA’S CLOSET (912) 777-4190. 205 E. 37th St, S-8 on map. Located in the yellow carriage house at 37th and Abercorn Streets, visit this new boutique that has a unique selection of women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry as well as gifts at affordable pricing. 10% Discount available for students, teachers and military on regular priced items. Tues-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 47. facebook.com/pages/Veronicas-Closet. WASHED ASHORE (912) 234-6100. 23 E. River St., A-6 on map. Beachwear, casual shoes and sportswear for guys and gals including Tom Shoes, Sperry Top-Sider, Caribbean Soul, Fresh Produce sportswear and Reef sandals. See ad page 52.
FLEA/OPEN-AIR MARKETS KELLER'S FLEA MARKET (912) 927-4848. 5901 Ogeechee Rd., V-5 on map. The largest flea market in the Coastal Empire, open year-round, featuring a wide range of merchandise. Keller's Flea Market has over 400 retail stall spaces, six delicious food concessions, RV and bus parking, accesses for our handicapped friends, heating and air conditioning, ATM machines, a barber shop and a flea market full of unique merchandise at bargain prices! See ad page 37. ilovefleas.com.
GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES EXOTIC CIGARS & GIFTS (912) 234-7737. 507 E. River St., A-7 on map. Located across from Joe’s Crab Shack on the east end of Historic River Street, Exotic Cigars & Gifts is Savannah’s premier savannah.com
SHOPPING source for tobacco products and accessories. With an extensive inventory of all popular brands, they are sure to have what you are looking for. Choose from cigars, cigarettes, tobacco products, pipes, smoking accessories, hats, shirts, jewelry and many other wonderful gift and collectible items. They will also gladly order any item not in the store. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. See ad page 53. exoticcigars.com. SAINTS AND SHAMROCKS (912) 233-8858. 309 Bull St., F-5 on map. Cead Mile Failte, Y’all! Saints and Shamrock’s has been serving Savannah for 20 years! We are proud to be on the famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route in beautiful downtown Savannah. Stop in for unique customized gifts, genuine Irish imports, and Fair Trade Merchandise. We also have a variety of religious gifts for every occasion. Come in for some excellent customer service or visit us online! See ad page 47. saintsandshamrocks.com. SAVANNAH ROSE (912) 232-9449. 126 E. Bay St., (Abercorn Ramp to River St.), B-6 on map. Locally owned boutique located on Upper Factor’s Walk featuring clocks, teapots and other gift items in all price ranges. Visit for the unique clothing, shoes, scarves and hats. You’ll fine one-of-a-kind estate and handmade jewelry out of forks, spoons, buttons, and watches. Great gift ideas include cross and guardian angel jewelry handmade in savannah.com
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SHOPPING Israel. Open Mon.-Sat.,10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See ad page 49.
GOURMET FOOD/GIFTS MATTER OF FACTORS (912) 231-2100. 120 E. Bay St. (Abercorn ramp to River St./next to River Street Inn), A-6 on map. Specializing in local wines along with gourmet snacks, local artwork and unique gift items that include Riedel wine glasses and Vinturi aerators. A little something for everyone. Free wine tastings available. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 48. matteroffactors.com. THE PEANUT SHOP (912) 232-8612. 407 E. River St., B-7 on map (next to Spanky’s). A specialty food shop featuring over 50 flavors of nuts along with jams, jellies, marinades, sauces, soups and candy. Stop by and try one or all of our 30 plus daily samples. Makes great gifts. Why go crazy when you can go nuts! Open daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. See ad page 53. thepeanutshop.com.
MOTORCYCLE RENTALS SAVANNAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON (912) 231-8000 or (912) 925-0005. 503 E. River St., A-9 on map. Main store, I-95 and Hwy. 204, Y-3 on map. Savannah’s only authorized Harley-Davidson dealer has genuine Harley-Davidson motorclothes (continued on pg. 51) 48 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
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SOUVENIRS Exquisite home décor, antiques, glassware, jewelry and giftware at COBBLESTONE LANE ANTIQUES, 230 W. Bay St., 912-447-0504
dog lover, OLIVER BENTLEYS is the place for you! The store offers locally crafted botanical bath bars and premium artisanal dog treats! 13 W. York St., 912-201-1688
Find distinctive hand-carved and decorated home wares made by artisans around the world at GO FISH CLOTHING & JEWELRY CO., 106 W. Broughton St., 912-231-0609
Bring local art home with a piece of sterling silver jewelry from SILVER SILK AND BEADS, 310 W. St. Julian St., 912-236-2890
A piece of hand-made art by local artists and craftsmen found at VILLAGE CRAFTSMEN, 223 W. River St., 912-236-7280 Take home a bottle of Georgia wine or gourmet snacks found at MATTER OF FACTORS, 120 E. Bay St., 912-231-2100 Dealer Custom T-shirts from SAVANNAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES, 503 E. River St., 912-231-8000 A hardback or paperback found in the twelve rooms of books at E. SHAVER, BOOKSELLER, 326 Bull St., 912-234-7257 Nature books, t-shirts, Savannah Bee Company honey, stuffed animals and locally roasted coffee available in the OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER, 711 Sandtown Rd., 912-395-1212 The latest styles in beach and casual wear found at WASHED ASHORE, 23 E. River St., 912-234-6100 An heirloom discovered in the antiques and collectibles on display at KELLER’S FLEA MARKET, 5901 Ogeechee Rd., 912-927-4848 Find jewelry, hats, handbags, collectibles, unique teapots, pottery and timeless clocks at SAVANNAH ROSE, A Boutique With Attitude. 126 East Bay St., 912-232-9449 For great gifts, stop by THE PEANUT SHOP featuring over 50 flavors of nuts along with jams, marinades, sauces, soups and candy. 407 E. River St., 912-232-8612 A stunning piece of Celtic jewelry from SAINTS & SHAMROCKS, 309 Bull St., 912-233-8858 You will be dazzled by the wide variety of affordable and locally made jewelry and other accessories at TWINKLE, 307 W. Bryan St., 912-234-1001 If you are traveling with your dog or just a
Choose your very own original work of art from the wide variety of art by over 50 local artists. Found at the CITY MARKET ART CENTER STUDIOS, 309 W. Julian St., 912-232-7731 Visit SAVANNAH BELLE for hand painted leather shoes, clothing in all price ranges, hand-hammered aluminum and color block leather handbags and accessories. 206 East Bay St. 912-232-4833 Take home an original piece of art or some unique handcrafted jewelry made by local artists at METALS AND PAINT, 107 W. Congress St., 912-234-7744 Whether you are adding to a collection, choosing a trip reminder, looking for an unusual gift or just browsing, visit THE DOWNSTAIRS GALLERY for both the serious and casual collector. 19 1/2 W. Gordon St., 912-233-0920 Visit EXOTIC CIGARS & GIFTS for tobacco products, clothing, jewelry and wonderful gifts and collectibles, 507 E. River St., 912-234-7737 Indulge in your fragrance and perfume fantasies while lavishing your skin and body with wonderful products by SUGAR WORKS BATH & BODY, 1 E. Broughton St., 912-401-1395 For a unique selection of women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry as well as gifts at affordable pricing, visit VERONICA’S CLOSET located at 205 E. 37th St., 912-777-4190 Showcasing the finest in hand-blown art glass, artisan jewelry and breathtaking gifts, visit ARTE DEL VETRO. 128 E. Bay St., 912-233-8018 From pendant jewelry to rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, MARGIE SONE GRAVINA expresses her passion for her native Dominican Republic in all of her unique jewelry at Signature Gallery, 303 W. St. Julian St., 912-920-8451
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PET BAKERY OLIVER BENTLEYS BARKING BAKERY (912) 201-1688. 13 W. York St., D-5 on map. Oliver Bentleys makes all organic, human-grade ingredients, premium dog treats. The treats are 100% gluten free, no wheat, corn, or soy, no added salt or sugar, zero additives, preservatives and fillers. See ad page 35. oliverbentleys.com.
TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXOTIC CIGARS & GIFTS (912) 234-7737. 507 E. River St., A-7 on map. Located across from Joe’s Crab Shack on the east end of Historic River Street, Exotic Cigars & Gifts is Savannah’s premier source for tobacco products and accessories. With an extensive inventory of all popular brands, they are sure to have what you are looking for. Choose from cigars, cigarettes, tobacco products, pipes, smoking accessories, hats, shirts, jewelry and many other wonderful gift and collectible items. They will also gladly order any item not in the store. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. See ad page 53. exoticcigars.com. savannah.com
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RIVER STREET SHOPPING River Street, perhaps the most popular tourist area of Savannah, has not always been the prosperous historic waterfront that it is now. In the mid-70s, determined to revive the history and the glory of River Street, local landowners, area business people, the City of Savannah and urban planners joined together to create the River Street Urban Renewal Project. Completed in 1977, with a cost of $7 million, the Project succeeded in breathing new life into Savannahâ€™s historic waterfront by transforming abandoned warehouse space into a colorful array of shops, restaurants, galleries and boutiques creating a revitalized historic area to be enjoyed by one and all.
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LODGING & REAL ESTATE HISTORIC DISTRICT HISTORIC SAVANNAH VACATION RENTAL.COM (912) 713-7278. Offering a selection of fine historic vacation homes in Savannah’s Historic District, all homes have a perfect blend of modern comfort with classic touches. Each accommodation is ideally located within walking distance to all of Savannah’s attractions with an unmatched level of excellence and privacy in a romantic setting. Why stay in a hotel room when you can enjoy an entire historic home at comparable rates? See ad page 55. historicsavannahvacationrental.com. INN AT ELLIS SQUARE (912) 236-4440. 201 W. Bay St., B-3 on map. Known as the “Grand Lady on Bay Street,” the recently renovated Guckenheimer Building (Circa 1851) is steeped in the tradition of southern hospitality and elegance. Enjoy our lovely courtyard for your relaxation, people watching and libations. Begin your day by enjoying the deluxe continental breakfast and end it with a relaxing drink at Dominique’s Lounge. Located on Ellis Square, the Inn is just steps from the cele54 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
brated City Market, River Street and other local attractions. See ad page 55. innatellissquare.com. QUALITY INN - HEART OF SAVANNAH (912) 236-6321 or TOLL FREE (800) 228-5150. 300 W. Bay St., B-3 on map. Conveniently located adjacent to River Street and 1/2 block from City Market. Welcome to the Quality Inn Hotel, your ideal choice for a hotel in Savannah’s Historic District. Deluxe complimentary breakfast bar. Free high-speed Internet, refrigerator, coffeemaker, hair dryer and irons/ boards in every room. See ad page 54. qualityinnhistoricsavannah.com.
RIVER STREET THE BOHEMAIN HOTEL SAVANNAH RIVERFRONT (912) 721-3800 OR TOLL FREE (888) 213-4024. Located on the Savannah River, Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront is one of the city’s most prized jewels and hottest hangouts. Here you can indulge in a wonderful setting that balances Old Savannah charm with modern luxe style and be inspired by original art inside and fantastic views outside. British campaign furniture, driftwood, brass and leather design elements evoke the 18th savannah.com
LODGING & REAL ESTATE century era of maritime settlers, while modern luxuries and amenities bring a contemporary flare to guestrooms. Amenities include a fitness center, concierge services, valet parking and much more. See ad page 13. bohemianhotelsavannah.com.
REAL ESTATE MADISON SQUARE REAL ESTATE (912) savannah.com
660-2184. 22 W. Harris Street, F-4 on map. Located in Savannahâ€™s National Register Historic Landmark District, Madison Square Real Estate offers you an exclusive approach to real estate throughout our historic neighborhoods, islands and waterfront, and the surrounding low country. Integrity and exceptional client services underscore our property transactions. Let us know what we can do for you! Whatever your real estate needs and goals may be, Kelly Bittinger with the Madison Square Real Estate Team is here to make it happen. See ad page 55. madisonsquarerealestate.com. November-December 2013 SAVANNAH SCENE 55
OF ADVERTISERS Margie Sone Gravina Pg. 23 Samantha Claar Gullah Living Pgs. 24 & 25 The Savannah Gallery Pgs. 24 & 25 Savannah Theatre Pg. 19 Studio One Pgs. 24 & 25 Studio 10 Pgs. 24 & 25 Sue Gouse Inspirations Pgs. 24 & 25 Village Craftsmen Pg. 53
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ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS
39th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes Pg. 30 Andrew Low House Pg. 28 Architectural Tours of Savannah Pg. 29 Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure Pg. 41 Carriage Tours of Savannah Pg. 39 Dolphin Magic Pg. 37 Good Times Charters Pg. 35 Gribble House Paranormal Experience Pg. 36 Hearse Ghost Rides Pg. 39 Historic Savannah Carriage Tours Pg. 31 May River Excursions Pg. 41 Oatland Island Wildlife Center Pg. 32 Oglethorpe Trolley Tours Pg. 7 Old Savannah Tours Pg. 3 Old Town Trolley Tours Pg. 33 Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tours Pg. 35 Pirate Ghost Walking Tour Pg. 39 Savannah Food & Wine Festival Pg. 17 Savannah Hoppers Pg. 34 Savannah Riverboat Cruises Pg. 5 Savannah Riverfront Pg. 15 Savannah Taste Experience Pg. 28 Savvy Savannah Tours Pg. 27 Tybee Island Lighthouse & Museum Pg. 43
A. T. Hun Art Gallery Pgs. 24 & 25 Albert J. Seidl Fine Artist Pgs. 24 & 25 City Market & City Market Artists Association Pg. 23 The Downstairs Gallery Pg. 23 Grace Rohland - Printmaker & Painter Pgs. 24 & 25 HReeves Art Pgs. 24 & 25 Luba Lowry Pgs. 24 & 25 56 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2013
10 Downing at Churchill’s Restaurant Pg. 2 The Bier Haus Pg. 11 Brighter Day Natural Foods Market Pg. 18 Churchill’s Pub Pg. 2 Goose Feathers, an Express Cafe & Bakery Pg. 13 The Mirage Mediterranean Bar & Grill Pg. 16 Rocks On The River Modern Grill Pg. 13 Rocks On The Roof Pg. 13 SavannahMenu.com Pg. 63 Savannah Riverboat Cruises Pg. 5 Savannah Taste Experience Pg. 28 Sisters of the New South Pg. 9 Six Pence Pub & Restaurant Pg. 12 Tondee’s Tavern Pg. 15 Tubby’s Seafood River Street Pg. 64 Wasabi’s Fusion Downtown Pg. 11 Winston’s Wine Cellar Pg. 2
LODGING & REAL ESTATE The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront Pg. 13 Historic Savannah Vacation Rental.Com Pg. 55 Inn at Ellis Square Pg. 55 Madison Square Real Estate Pg. 55 Quality Inn–Historic District Pg. 54
Arte Del Vetro Pg. 51 Cobblestone Lane Antiques Mall Pg. 48 E. Shaver, Bookseller Pg. 51 Exotic Cigars & Gifts Pg. 53 Go Fish Clothing & Jewelry Co. Pg. 45 Keller’s Flea Market Pg. 37 Matter of Factors Pg. 48 Metals & Paint Pg. 45 Oliver Bentleys Barking Bakery Pg. 35 The Peanut Shop Pg. 53 Saints and Shamrocks Pg. 47 Savannah Belle Pg. 49 Savannah Harley Davidson Pg. 52 Savannah Rose Pg. 49 Silver Silk & Beads Pg. 51 Sugar Works Bath & Body Pg. 47 Twinkle Pg. 46 Veronica’s Closet Pg. 47 Washed Ashore Pg. 52 savannah.com
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ACROSS CLUES 1. Boat landing area. 5. Triangular sail set on a stay. 8. Georgia’s oldest ____ House. 12. Wasabi’s Fusion Downtown – ____ 7 days a week. 13. Savannah Theatre – The number ____ downtown entertainment extravaganza. 14. Savannah.com – The perfect vacation is just a click ____. 15. Savannahmenu.com – Over ____ hundred participating restaurants and attractions! 16. Tondee’s Tavern – Draft beers served at a colder than ____ 28 degrees. 17. Church bench. 18. Washed Ashore – Open every day at ____ a.m. 20. ____ tide. 22. Visitor. 25. Pig’s place. 26. American Samoa: Abbr. 28. Savannah Riverboat Cruises – Food specially prepared by the River Queen’s ____ chef. 29. Oliver Bentley’s Historic Dog Walk – “Embark ____ A Tour Of Tales” through Savannah. 31. Quality ____ located in Savannah’s Historic District. 32. The Peanut Shop – Over 50 free samples ____! 35. Savannah Belle for ____ painted leather shoes. 37. ____ shucks! 39. Angler’s gear. 40. The Mirage Mediterranean ____ & Grill. 41. Old Town Trolley Tours – See the ____ of Savannah. 43. The Bier Haus at 513 E. Oglethorpe ____. 44. Siamese measure. 46. Not ashore. 49. Winter or summer. 51. Sisters ____ The New South – Great Southern Cooking. 52. E. Shaver, ____seller. 54. May River Excursions – Call ____ email for reservations. 55. Billiard stick. 56. Tubby’s Seafood River Street – Fresh seafood with plenty of ____. 58. Savannah Taste Experience – ____ ages and fitness levels welcome. 60. Veronica’s Closet for clothing and gifts ____ affordable pricing. 61. Luba Lowry – Please visit her website ____ view her Gallery Collection. 62. Personal digital assistant: Abbr. savannah.com
DOWN CLUES 1. A.T. Hun Art Gallery – ____ not miss this eclectic art gallery. 2. Choose. 3. Cutting edge wrestling: Abbr. 4. Nautical miles. 5. Oglethorpe Trolley Tours – Come ____ us for the ride you will never forget! 6. Incorporated: Abbr. 7. Churchill’s Pub & Restaurant serves a wide range of international ____. 8. Six Pence Pub – ____ Hour, 5-7 p.m. 9. Sheep. 10. Uncooked. 11. The Downstairs Gallery for photographs and jewelery ____ local artists. 19. He needs to phone home. 21. Italy: Abbr. 22. ____ Fish Clothing & Jewelry. 23. Underwater: Abbr. 24. Brighter Day at the South ____ of Forsyth Park. 26. Savannah Food ____ Wine Festival. 27. Symbol for element tin. 29. ____ Savannah Tours – Voted Best Tour 2008-2012. 30. One of the original thirteen colonies: Abbr. 31. Saints & Shamrocks – Come ____ for excellent customer service or visit us online. 33. The Savannah Gallery for paint1
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ings, prints and fiber ____. 34. Maiden in Greek mythology. 35. Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventures ____ been offering the best in dolphin tours. 36. City Market comprises a four block ____ of restored warehouses and shop fronts. 37. Antibody: Abbr. 38. Dolphin Magic – ____ invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy. 40. The Village Craftsmen for a pineneedle ____. 42. Savannah Hoppers transportation provides a fun, ____ and eco-friendly way to travel. 44. Studio One’s Bess Ramsey captures old ____ charm and Lowcountry flavor. 45. Pirate Ghost Walking Tours led by ____ authentic pirate and privateer. 47. East by south: Abbr. 48. Advance Ordering Information: Abbr. 50. Sugar Works Bath & Body for ____ and nourishing body cream. 51. Savannah Rose for jewelry ____ of forks, spoons and buttons. 53. Overdraft: Abbr. 55. Symbol for element calcium. 57. Samantha Claar’s Gullah Living – This is a working studio ____ “sit a spell.” 59. City of angels: Abbr.
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discover a window into Savannah’s rich past. Many of Savannah’s earliest settlers are buried in Colonial Park, whose gravestones date back to the 1700’s. Today, Colonial Park Cemetery serves as a park for many Savannah residents. Many Savannahians stroll through the cemetery in the early morning or walk their dogs within the cemetery’s wrought iron perimeter in the evening. HOW TO GET THERE: The main entrance is located at the corner of Abercorn Street and Oglethorpe Avenue. HOURS: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
No visit to Savannah is complete without a visit to the city’s historic cemeteries, each of which serves as a final resting place for many of Savannah’s most fascinating residents. Each of these cemeteries is situated amid incredibly scenic surroundings. Even if cemeteries give you goosebumps, you’ll be glad you stopped by to experience some of Savannah’s unique history firsthand. Just don’t stay too long!
BONAVENTURE CEMETERY Immortalized by John Berendt in his bestseller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Bonaventure is the final resting place for many of Savannah’s most prominent citizens including songwriter Johnny Mercer (1909-1976), poet Conrad Aiken (1889-1973) and plantation owner Noble Jones (1701-1775), one of Savannah’s original settlers who colonized the city with General James Oglethorpe in 1733. Located along the scenic banks of the Wilmington River, Bonaventure Cemetery also features group burials for the American Legion Field, the Confederate States of America, the Order of Railroad Conductors and the veterans of the SpanishAmerican War.
Originally a 600-acre plantation, Bonaventure was sold for $5,000 in 1846 to Savannah businessman Peter Wiltberger, who turned the land into a public cemetery called Evergreen Cemetery. The City of Savannah purchased Evergreen Cemetery in 1907 and turned it into Bonaventure Cemetery. Savannah photographer Jack Leigh captured the image that graces the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil — a burial statue, nicknamed “The Bird Girl,” that once stood in the heart of Bonaventure Cemetery. The “Bird Girl” statue is currently on display at the Telfair Museum of Art. HOW TO GET THERE: Bonaventure is located just off Pennsylvania Avenue on Bonaventure Road. HOURS: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
COLONIAL PARK CEMETERY Colonial Park Cemetery is the city’s only non-active cemetery, meaning that no more burials take place on this historic plot of land, located at the corner of Abercorn Street and Oglethorpe Avenue. Walk through the graceful arch erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution and you will
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LAUREL GROVE CEMETERY Established in 1852, Laurel Grove Cemetery has thousands of graves that reflect Savannah’s rich history, situated amid groves of live oak, magnolia and dogwood trees. This contemplative site, which features ornate ironwork and magnificent statuary on many of the lots, was once called Springfield Plantation. Laurel Grove is divided into two distinct sections, by a highway connector. Laurel Grove North, perhaps the better-known part of the cemetery, is the burial place of hundreds of Confederate soldiers as well as prominent citizens like Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, and Florence Martus, Savannah’s “The Waving Girl.” Laurel Grove South serves as the final resting place for many members of Savannah’s AfricanAmerican community. Many slaves, freedmen and even two African-American Confederate veterans are buried in Laurel Grove South. HOW TO GET THERE: Laurel Grove Cemetery is best accessed from Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Turn right onto Anderson Street and the main gate will be straight ahead. HOURS: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. savannah.com