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November-December 2018 38th Year, Issue #5

FEATURES

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Welcome Calendar of Events Savannah Tides Scene Puzzle Greater Savannah Map Historic Savannah Map Directory of Advertisers

SPECIAL FEATURES

Savannah Scene Must Taste Joe’s Crab Shack: Seafood with a Side of Fun on the Savannah River City Market Art Scene Savannah Cruzers Savannah’s Historic Squares Haunted Squares of Savannah

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GCD Home Furnishings & Décor: Southern Style with Global Appeal Factor’s Walk Shopping River Street Shopping Savannah Souvenirs Horoscopes – November/December

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Dining & Lounges Puzzle Answer Arts Activities & Outings Shopping

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ABOUT OUR COVER

Morning in Savannah, 1908 By Bill Rousseau

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DINNER ENTERTAINMENT CRUISE 7 p.m. year-round lasts 2 hours (call for schedule) MONDAY GOSPEL DINNER CRUISE 7 p.m. from April–October lasts 2 hours SUNSET CRUISE 7 p.m. lasts 2 hours Daily from April–October (based on availability) MOONLIGHT PARTY CRUISE 9:30 p.m. lasts 1.5 hours Saturday nights from April–September

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Welcome! Get into the holiday spirit in the Hostess City of the South, when Savannah’s National Landmark Historic District is adorned with colorful ribbons, twinkling lights and festive garlands. Cooler temperatures make November and December the perfect time of year to stroll through the city’s historic squares, enjoy live performances and complete your holiday shopping.

out our Calendar of Events.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon returns to Savannah in November, as well as the annual Savannah Food and Wine Festival and the Telfair Art Fair. In December, you won’t want to miss the Christmas on the River celebration, ice skating at the Savannah Civic Center and holiday-themed variety shows at the Savannah Theatre.

As always, we hope you enjoy your time in the Hostess City of the South! Feel free to visit Savannah online anytime at savannah.com, or download our free Savannah Visitor Guide app to keep all the information you need at your fingertips.

If you’re visiting Savannah to ring in 2019, don’t miss the New Year’s celebrations happening on River Street, City Market and Tybee Island. For even more to do and see, please check

In this issue of Savannah Scene, take a tour of Bonaventure Cemetery with Savannah Cruzers, go shopping at GCD Home Furnishings & Décor and sample fresh seafood at Joe’s Crab Shack. For more delightful dishes around Savannah, check out our “Must Taste” dining guide.

Whether this is your first visit or your 21st visit, we hope you have an amazing time in Savannah. On behalf of everyone at Savannah Scene, we wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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MEMBER Savannah Area Tourism Leadership Council Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Linda Rew-Gifford

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When visiting Savannah, getting a taste of its unique culinary options is an absolute must. With varied cuisines and atmospheres to choose from, this is a city that celebrates both haute cuisine and Southern fare. Here are just a few spots you don’t want to miss during your stay in the Hostess City of the South.

CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR 301 W. Jones St. (912) 349-1000 crystalbeerparlor.com

SAVANNAH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL (912) 232-1223 savannahfoodandwinefest.com

17HUNDRED90 INN & RESTAURANT 307 E. President St. (912) 236-7122 1790restaurant.com

SIX PENCE PUB 245 Bull St. (912) 233-3156 sixpencepub.com

GOOSE FEATHERS CAFÉ 39 Barnard St. (912) 233-4683 goosefeatherscafe.com


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ONGOING: Mansion to Museum Tour at the Telfair Academy Tues.-Sat. at 10 a.m., noon, savannah.com

2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Learn the incredible story of the transformation of the Telfair family mansion into the oldest public art museum in the South. 121 Barnard St. (912) 790-8880 or www.telfair.org. Ongoing: Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., as well as daily interactive programs. This National Historic Landmark is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 Fort Jackson Rd. (912) 232-3945 or chsgeorgia.org. Monday: Tybee Island Farmers' and Artisan Market in the field next to the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum, 4-7 p.m. Local businesses offer an array of goods from artwork to vegetables. Free parking. 30 Meddin Dr. www.facebook.com/ tybeeislandfarmersmarket. Wednesday-Monday: The Tybee Island Light Station and Museum, Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, is open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., depending on weather conditions. This complete light station’s history dates back to 1736. The tower stands 145 feet tall and has three Light Keeper’s Cottages nearby. A small 1812 Summer Kitchen holds archaeological finds. Across the street is an 1899 Military Battery that houses the Tybee Island Museum. A raised cottage adjacent to the property showcases historic Tybee archiNovember-December 2018 SAVANNAH SCENE 9


Joe’s Crab Shack Seafood with a Side of Fun on the Savannah River

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oe’s Crab Shack, a popular destination for seafood and more on the east end of River Street, promises to bring the shore to you. This popular restaurant fulfills that promise daily with an extensive menu featuring delicious coastal cuisine and creative cocktails, prepared expertly and delivered to your table. With its distressed wood tables, grey metal accents, mariner-themed lighting and treasures of the sea décor, this riverfront restaurant offers a casual, coastal dining experience for the whole family. The lunch menu showcases a variety of delicious choices ranging from classic salads and soups to meaty sandwiches and large baskets of chicken, shrimp or clams. An extensive drink menu ranges from cocktails and margaritas to beer and wine. For dinner, guests can design their ultimate crab bucket filled with one of four different types of crab and seven degrees of flavoring, beginning with seven degrees of flavoring, from mild steam to spicy caliente. Popular dinner entrees at Joe’s Crab Shack include seafood and shrimp samplers, mahi mahi or chicken tacos, crispy calamari, cedar-roasted salmon, lump crab cakes and a large tilapia platter with shrimp macaroni and cheese. For landlubbers, Joe’s serves a selection of steaks, including top sirloin and New York strip, as well as grilled herb chicken, chicken tenders and Pasta Alfredo with chicken. Joe’s also offers a gluten-sensitive menu packed with flavorful entrees like garlicky mussels, cedar-roasted salmon, seasoned or smoked steampots and four varieties of crab buckets served with fresh corn and red potatoes. 10 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

Be sure to save room for dessert! Joe’s serves up a tasty Sea Turtle Sundae, delicious Crabby Apple Crumble, satisfying Campfire S’mores, classic Key Lime Pie and more. This kid-friendly restaurant also offers an extensive children’s menu, with a wide range of options for young diners. For dessert, children 12 and under can paint their own crab-shaped Rice Krispies treat dessert with chocolate syrup, strawberry sauce and butterscotch caramel. With seating overlooking the Savannah River that is designed for guests to dig in without worrying about making a mess, Joe’s Crab Shack provides a roll of paper towels and a supply of white bibs at every table, which guests can customize with fun sayings or celebratory messages. After your meal at Joe’s Crab Shack, step onto the porch and catch a breeze off the Savannah River. If you’re lucky, you might even see an enormous container ship float by. See you at Joe’s! Joe’s Crab Shack is located at 504 E. River St. and is open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday. Lunch is served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Happy Hour specials are offered 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call (912) 232-1830 or visit joescrabshack.com. savannah.com


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March trolley picks up in 20-minute intervals from 6-9 p.m. www.artmarchsavannah.com.

tecture. 30 Meddin Dr. (912) 786-5801 or www.tybeelighthouse.org.

First Friday: Savannah Folk Music Society presents “First Friday for Folk Music” at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., 7:30-10 p.m. Enjoy a smoke-free, alcohol-free and family-friendly evening of music in a coffee house setting. $5 minimum suggested donation. (912) 898-1876 or www.savannahfolk.org.

Wednesday and Saturday: Sit back and relax around the fire and enjoy delicious pastries, cakes, chocolates and savory delights from specialty chefs for Libertea High Tea. Delicate favorites and selections include macarons, fruit tartlets, mille-feuilles, cream puffs, chocolate eclairs, truffles and chocolate shots. 215 W. Liberty St. (912) 352-2994 or www.savannahcoffee.com. Third Thursday: Art Start: Stroller and Toddler Tours at the Jepson Center, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The museum’s youngest patrons are invited for story time, a special tour and an art activity. 207 W. York St. (912) 790-8800 or www. telfair.org. Thursday-Saturday: “Loyalists & Liberty” program at the Savannah History Museum at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. A special program offering visitors an in-depth understanding of the Revolutionary War in Savannah, with a musket demonstration and a visitor reenactment on Battlefield Memorial Park. 303 MLK Jr. Blvd. (912) 651-6840 or www.chsgeorgia.org.

First Friday: First Friday Fireworks and River Street Fun. Music, food booths and artists make appearances around the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 E. River St. Free. (912) 234-0295 or www.riverstreetsavannah.com. First Friday: Oyster Roast at The Westin from 6:30-9:30 p.m., March through November. Take the free ferry from River Street or park at the hotel to enjoy this local favorite. Guests will enjoy specialty cocktails, coastal cuisine, local art and live music on the Riverfront Esplanade, along with a great view of the fireworks. The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Dr. (912) 201-2000 or www. westinsavannah.com.

Thursdays: “Food for Thought” program at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 12:30-2 p.m. A delicious meal followed by an informative program with guest speakers. The meal is $5. 5111 Abercorn St. (912) 355-8111 or visit www.savj.org.

Fridays & Saturdays: Savannah for Morons, The Trolley Tour is a comedy show on wheels that roasts nearly 300 years of Savannah lore in just 90 minutes. A witty, outrageous history lesson, perfect for morons and their smarter friends, this tour features outrageously entertaining comedy skits, musical numbers, costume changes, a few absurd appearances and loads of Savannah history. 301 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. www.savannahformorons.com.

First Friday: Art Rise Savannah presents the free First Friday Art March through the Victorian and Starland Districts of Savannah. Discover local art, music, food and culture. Take the free Art March Trolley to different galleries and shops around Forsyth Park and beyond. The First Friday Art

Fridays: On the Spot Murder Mystery Dinner Show, hosted by The Odd Lot Improv Team at Savannah Coffee Roasters, 6:30 p.m. An entirely improvised murder mystery, accompanied by a stellar three-course meal. 215 W. Liberty St. (912) 352-2994 or www.savannahcoffee.com.

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CALENDAR Second Saturday: Art Walk starting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 p.m. Visit local galleries after a welcome reception. Also enjoy free water, cocktails and raffle at The DeSoto Hotel at 6 p.m. To RSVP or download a gallery map, visit www. savannahartwalk.com. Saturday: Few places are more invoking of Easter and life’s great questions and mysteries than the South’s most legendary cemetery, Bonaventure. And no one is more qualified to illuminate what is hidden than storyist Shannon Scott. Discussions range from Freemasonry, secret societies, their symbols, along with root doctors, hidden chapels, burial rites, stories of bootleggers, romance, killers and all things about Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil. This 2.5-3 hour tour will leave you spellbound. Mature audiences. 330 Bonaventure Rd. www.shannonscott.com/tours-2/bonaventure-after-hours. Saturday: The Forsyth Farmers’ Market is held 9 a.m.–1 p.m., rain or shine, at the south end of Forsyth Park. A variety of vendors offer produce and products to residents and visitors alike. Local items include seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese, mushrooms, fresh herbs, vegetable sauces, preserves, coffee beans, heirloom seeds and potted plants. www.forsythfarmersmarket.org.

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November 1-3: The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the 20th Annual Savannah Film Festival, filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. The festival includes a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels and lectures. filmfest.scad.edu/tickets. November 1-16: The Savannah Theatre presents three world-class pianists playing together in an exhilarating tribute to the most famous singer/piano players of all time. The piano men include Bobby Hamilton, direct from Las Vegas where he played for Cirque du Soleil’s production of “Zarkana;” Sterlin Colvin, premier entertainer on Hilton Head Island for 20 years; and Kenny Munshaw, who has performed around the world and shared the stage with musical legends like Gene Simmons, Shania Twain, Tim McGraw and Billy Ray Cyrus. Enjoy the hottest hits of Billy Joel, Elton John, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Barry Manilow, Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley and many more! Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or www.savannahtheatre.com. savannah.com


CALENDAR November 1-17 & December 27-31: Historic Savannah Theatre presents “Savannah Live!” with an award-winning cast and a rockin’ live band, performing a high-energy variety show of pop, rock and roll, Motown, Broadway, Stomp and lots of comedy. Fun for all ages. “#1 Entertainment in Savannah” says TripAdvisor. com. Call for show times (912) 233-7764 or www.savannahtheatre.com. November 1-24: Savannah Harbor’s 18th Annual Gingerbread Competition. This celebrated annual culinary design competition includes adult, teen, youth and student divisions, and is open for anyone to participate by registering at www. savannahharborfoundation.com/gingerbread. Cash prizes of up to $1000 are awarded to the top three competitors in each category, in addition to the acclaim provided to gingerbread champions. Judging will take place November 17 with an awards ceremony held at 4:30 p.m. Instructions and entry form can be downloaded at www.savannahharborfoundation.com/ gingerbread-entry-form. November 1-February 10: “Monet to Matisse: French Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and savannah.com

Gardens” exhibit at the Jepson Center. Experience stunning works by some of the world’s best-known artists. The exhibition includes landscapes, portraits, interiors and still lifes by leaders of French Impressionism: Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley, as well as work by noted Americans Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent. Major paintings by PostImpressionist artists Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Marc Chagall and Georges Braque complete the exhibition. 207 W. York St. (912) 790-8800 or www.telfair.org. November 2-4: The Savannah Waterfront Association proudly hosts the fifth annual Hopped Up on Brews event on River Street’s waterfront, featuring local craft brews, food and live music. www.riverstreetsavannah.com or (912) 234-0295. November 3-4: Join the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon and run the charming, scenic course through the Historic District with Southern hospitality at every turn. Includes a two-person Half Marathon Relay, 5K, 1 Mile and KiDS ROCK. There will be running, high-energy music on the course, postrace entertainment and more. Runners start downtown at historic City Hall, pass by three November-December 2018 SAVANNAH SCENE 13


CALENDAR of the city’s iconic downtown squares, tour through the stunning homes of Gordonston, run past the Southern charm of West Savannah before an exciting finish alongside Forsyth Park. (912) 644-6414 or runrocknroll.competitor. com/savannah. November 3: NovemBeardFest 2018 will offer fun for the whole family – bearded and non-bearded alike – and raise money for the Cure Childhood Cancer charity from noon-10 p.m. at Wild Wing Café in City Market. Free/donation-based events will take place in City Market from noon until 5 p.m. for children and adults to build or decorate their own beard with arts and crafts. The upstairs competition (and drink specials) starts at 7 p.m. All competitors get a free event shirt and there will be first, second and third-place prizes in each category. Free. November 4: The Savannah Philharmonic presents Mallets and Melodies at 5 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 120 Bull St. (912) 525-5050 or savannahphilharmonic.org. November 5-11: One of Savannah’s most anticipated fall events, the Savannah Food & Wine Festival, is returning to celebrate wine and culinary creations at iconic and historic coastal venues. The Savannah Food & Wine Festival will bring leading culinary professionals, winemakers, sommeliers and celebrity chefs from around the Southeast to Georgia’s First City. From cooking demonstrations to special dinners with celebrity chefs, and the Taste of Savannah on November 10, there will be something for everyone who loves food and wine. (912) 232-1223 or www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com. November 7-16: Historic Savannah Theatre presents its newest production “The Piano Men.” Three dynamic pianists on stage together, accom14 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

panied by the cast and band, pay tribute to the most famous singer-piano players of all time Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Elton John, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stevie Wonder and many more. 222 Bull Street. Get tickets at (912) 233-7764 or www. savannahtheatre.com. November 7: The Savannah Food & Wine Festival Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner is back and better than ever at The Perry Lane Hotel, 256 E. Perry St. Tickets include six courses and wine pairings at a must-attend interactive dining experience for foodies and wine lovers alike. The dinner will include a Champagne Reception at 7 p.m., followed by a six-course seated dinner at 7:30 p.m. www.savannahfoodandwinefestival.com. November 9: Celebrity guest chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis will be featured at the Savannah Food & Wine Festival Riverboat Luncheon Cruise. The “Secrets of the Southern Table” event will board at noon and depart the River Street dock on Rousakis Plaza at 1 p.m. Each “Secrets of the Southern Table” Riverboat Luncheon Cruise ticket purchased will be accompanied by a signed copy of the book. Willis will be available for a meet and greet and book signings after her cooking demonstration aboard the luncheon cruise. www.savannahfoodandwinefestival.com. November 17: The Savannah Philharmonic presents An Evening With Anthony Kearns at 7:30 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. (912) 525-5050 or savannahphilharmonic.org. November 22: Thanksgiving Day Dinner Cruise. Join Savannah Riverboat Cruises for a delicious traditional Southern holiday buffet with live entertainment, sure to get you tapping your feet and out of your seat dancing as you cruise up and down the Savannah River. Sailing at 12:302:30 p.m. or 5–7 p.m. Advance reservations (continued on pg. 34) savannah.com


DINING & LOUNGES HISTORIC DISTRICT 17HUNDRED90 INN & RESTAURANT (912) 236-7122. 307 E. President St., D-7 on map. 17Hundred90 has been a tradition in Savannah for over a century, and has been acclaimed as “the most elegant restaurant in Savannah” by Gourmet Magazine. Named for the year it was constructed, 17Hundred90 captures the authentic feel of an eighteenthcentury port restaurant. The owners hope your visit to 17Hundred90 will complement your memories for years to come and remain a highlight of your stay in historic Savannah. Dinner, 5-9 p.m. Piano nightly. See ad page 15. 17hundred90.com. 39 RUE DE JEAN (912) 721-0595. 605 W. Oglethorpe Ave., D-2 on map. Located on the west side of Embassy Suites Hotel, 39 Rue de Jean is one of the newest French restaurants in the Historic District. Inspired by the style of classic French brasseries, the impeccable flavor and European design lend an air savannah.com

of sophisticated comfort. Rue’s menu incorporates classic French staples with contemporary fare. Open Mon.-Sun., 5-10 p.m. Extended Bar: Mon.-Thurs., 11 p.m. and Fri.-Sat., 12 a.m. See ad page 12. 39ruedejeansav.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. A whole-grain bakery, organic produce and a complete selection of natural supplements are available. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 12-5:30 p.m. See ad page 12. brighterdayfoods.com. CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR (912) 349-1000. 301 W. Jones St., G-3 on map. Celebrating over 80 years in business, Crystal Beer Parlor, which is located in the heart of historic Savannah, continues to be one of the most beloved landmarks in the city. Great food, great beers and great times have been a tradition at Crystal Beer Parlor for gener­ations. Don’t miss their creamy crab stew, juicy burgNovember-December 2018 SAVANNAH SCENE 15


DINING & LOUNGES ers and gawgia cracka nachos, not to mention great sandwiches, seafood and salads. Open daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. See ad page 17. crystalbeerparlor.com. GOOSE FEATHERS CAFÉ (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 9. goosefeatherscafe.com. SAVANNAH TASTE EXPERIENCE (912) 221-4439. B-7 on map. Starting at The Pirates’ House at 20 E. Broad St., this food tour is a 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. Second tour departs from Rocks 16 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

On The River at 106 W. Bay St. All ages and fit­ness levels welcome. Price includes samples from seven unique foodie spots in historic Savannah. Tours daily. See ad page 26. savannahtasteexperience.com.

MIDTOWN AL SALAAM DELI (912) 447-0400. 2311 Habersham St., R-8 on map. Nestled in the heart of Midtown Savannah and north of famous Victory Drive, Al Salaam Deli has been voted Best Mediterranean Restaurant every year since 2010! Treat yourself to fresh, made-to-order Middle Eastern delicacies, such as delicious falafel, gyros, Kufta Kabobs, fatoush and hummus, as well as baba ganoush. The menu also includes hamburgers, chicken gyros and salads. The owners put love and care into the preparation of their dishes and are proud to share their rich culinary traditions with customers. Open Mon.Sat., 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. See ad page 14. alsalaamdeli.com. SIX PENCE PUB & RESTAURANT (912) 233-3156. 245 Bull St. (across from The savannah.com


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RIVER STREET DUB’S PUB (912) 200-3652. 225 W. River St., B-3 on map. Be sure to visit Dub’s Pub, the only sports bar on River Street! With a carefully thought-out menu and an inventive cocktail list created by their mixologists, there is something for everyone! Dine on the “elevated pub fare,” such as jalapeno beer cheese or spring pea hummus, while hanging out in a historic River Street warehouse, where the beautiful brick and bamboo interior balances the old and new Savannah charm. Dub’s also specializes in private events, so sit back, relax and let them do the work for you! Sun.savannah.com

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Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-12 a.m. See ad page 64.­ dubspubriverstreet.com. JOE’S CRAB SHACK (912) 232-1830. 504 E. River St., B-7 on map. Joe’s Crab Shack offers a variety of favorites from all parts of the sea and shore. From its extensive menu, guests can choose from buckets of seasonal seafood, fried shrimp platters and fish dishes, as well as options from the “mainland” that include steak, sandwiches and chicken. Come eat at Joe’s and be a part of a fun experience! See ad page 11. joescrabshack.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, Luncheon Cruise and a Sunday Brunch Cruise. Food is specially pre­pared by their very own executive chef. Seasonal schedule, call for availability. See ad page 5. savannahriverboat.com. November-December 2018 SAVANNAH SCENE 17


ARTS ART GALLERIES CORNERSTONE MINERALS (912) 298-0200. 36 Whitaker St., C-4 on map. Be sure to drop by the newest showroom for Cornerstone Minerals in downtown Savannah. With decades of experience in both wholesale and retail worlds, they pride themselves on having a handpicked selection of nature’s art that will interest all types of collectors. Offering tumbled stones starting at $1, rough and polished crystals, rare fossils and precious minerals for up to $30K, natural home décor and unique jewelry, Cornerstone Minerals provides a place for all to come and appreciate natural beauty. Open Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. cornerstoneminerals.com. DOUGLAS WISDOM GALLERY (912) 210-4246. 305A W. Bryan St., City Market, B-3 on map. This exciting new gallery showcases the work of local visual artist and musician Douglas Wisdom and also features the work of a small, hand-picked selection of other very talented artists, designers and painters. Offering pieces created in a wide variety of media, including original oil-on-canvas paintings, high-end giclée limited editions, mixed-media and highly 18 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

elaborate one-of-a-kind turnings rendered in a full gamut of exotic hardwood species, the Wisdom Gallery is sure to enhance your collection. Open daily. See ad page 24. GALLERY 209 (912) 236-4583. 209 E. River St., B-7 on map. Operating since 1975 on historic River Street, Gallery 209 has two floors of unique gallery space that showcase work by local artists, including original paintings, sculpture, woodworking, fiber art, gold and silver jewelry, enamels, photography, batiks, pottery and stained glass. Open daily from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. See ad page 21. gallery209savannah.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. Portraits are available upon request. Grace also exhibits her work at Gallery 209 on River Street. See ad page 24. gracerohland.com. JERY BENNETT TAYLOR (843) 599-5059. 308 W. St. Julian St., Studio FNU-101, Upper Level, B-3 on map. Located in the North Building at City Market, Jery is a descendant of the West Africans of Sierra Leone, where her style of savannah.com


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ARTS unique basket weaving originates. She was taught the art of basket weaving by her grandmother in the Mt. Pleasant area at the age of five. She and the late Janie Cohen of Hilton Head, SC, were the only two people who wove their style of baskets by using bulrush, and each basket reflects the cultural heritage and history of a unique people. Jery’s baskets are on exhibit in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the San Francisco Airport and the South Carolina Museum in Columbia. Open daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 25. jerysbaskets.com. KATHRYN RIECHERT/SIGNATURE GALLERY (912) 233-3082. 303 W. St. Julian St., City Market, B-3 on map. Located in the heart of Savannah’s City Market for over 25 years, Signature is a cooperative gallery of local artists who offer a wide variety of fine local art, ceramics, wood turning, sculpture, glass works and jewelry. Stop by to take a look at the work of many of Savannah’s talented artists, and find the perfect piece to remember your visit. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun.-Wed. and 10 a.m.9 p.m., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. See ad page 25. facebook.com/signaturesavannah. KS FINE ART GALLERY (407) 474-0411 savannah.com

or (912) 308-1218. 230 Bull St., E-5 on map. The KS Fine Art Gallery is a partnership of two local Savannah artists, Stephen Kasun and Ted Scypinski. It showcases original paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolors, featuring a wide variety of subjects in both realistic and impressionistic styles. Located next door to the Savannah Theatre on Chippewa Square, the gallery is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and often later. See ad page 20. ksfineartgallery.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. Luba’s 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 page 18. lubalowry.com. SAMANTHA CLAAR FINE FOLK, LLC (404) 966-3647. 223 W. River St., Village Craftsmen, A-4 on map. Featuring Samantha Claar’s Gullah Living series of original paintings, prints, cards, black art dolls, “Wee People,” as well as a selection of Gullah basketry and themed books. Visit with the artist to appreciate the simplicity and harmony of a resilient people who continue to shape their destiny with faith and happiness. See ad page 53. gullahliving.com. November-December 2018 SAVANNAH SCENE 21


Art In Savannah Savannah’s quality of life is unrivaled by any comparably sized city in the South. In fact, part of the appeal of Georgia’s First City lies in its surpris­ ingly rich array of cultural offerings, from the visual arts to live music. Savannah is home to more than 40 galleries, the oldest art museum in the South and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Literally thousands of artists, including students and professionals, flock to this city with its history of strong support for the arts. The relationship between Savannah and its creative residents is reciprocal: not only has the city supported its artists, but its artists have played a key role in the city’s continued growth and vitality. Learn more about Savannah's creative community by speaking with artists and gallery owners first-hand. You'll be impressed by the quality and variety of original art available in Georgia's First City and might even find a treasure to take home.

ARTS SAVANNAH ART ASSOCIATION (912) 232-7731. 232 Bull St., E-5 on map. Be sure to visit this new gallery on Chippewa Square, which is owned and operated by the Savannah Art Association. Established in 1920, it is the oldest art association in Georgia and consists of over 80 local artists from a wide variety of disciplines. Its mission is to bring awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in the Savannah area. Check the website for art exhibitions, workshops, classes, as well as events held throughout the year. Open Mon.Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 12-5 p.m. See ad page 21. savannahartassociation.com. SPANISH MOSS PHOTOGRAPHY (843) 422-1124. Spanish Moss Photography offers portrait sessions in Savannah, Tybee Island and the Lowcountry that are great for families, couples, children or large groups. Same-day appointments are available. Photographer is a SCAD graduate with a BFA in Photography and creates quality images at a great rate. Sessions are 45 or 90 minutes, 7 days a week. A great way to keep your Savannah memories forever! See ad page 21. spanishmossphoto.com. STEPHEN KASUN FINE ART STUDIO AND 22 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

GALLERY (407) 474-0411. 306 W. Congress St., B-3 on map. Located in a new gallery next to the Cinnamon Bear Store and Belford’s Restaurant at City Market, Stephen Kasun paints his colorful impressionist, palette knife oil paintings of Savannah and her magnificent beauty. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 20. kasunstudio.com. THE VILLAGE CRAFTSMEN (912) 236-7280. 223 W. River St., next to Dub’s Pub, A-4 on map. Savannah’s premier cooperative features handmade arts and crafts by 21 local artisans. The perfect shop for a wide variety of unique gifts. Stop in and meet a local artist every day of the week from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 52. villagecraftsmensavannah.com. JEWELRY 13 SECRETS (912) 484-0985. 426 E. Oglethorpe Ave., D-8 on map. Featuring local and international award-winning artists, 13 Secrets is a trendsetting jewelry gallery in historic downtown Savannah, offering original pieces and exceptional customer service to shoppers. 13 Secrets updates its design collections each month to create a unique shopping experience. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.6 p.m.; Sun., 12-5 p.m. See ad page 19. 13secret.com. savannah.com


ARTS ATELIER GALERIE (912) 233-3140. 150 Abercorn St. (at Oglethorpe Ave.), D-6 on map. Showcasing locally handcrafted jewelry made right in the shop, as well as a unique collection from regional and national jewelry artisans. Suitable for all types of collectors, each handcrafted piece of jewelry tells its own story. Locally owned, Atelier Galerie has specialized in sterling and gemstone jewelry and on-trend jewelry for over 20 years. You’ll find the finest selection of locally made Savannah charms, jewelry, ornaments and paintings – a collection you won’t find anywhere else. All are reasonably priced for gifts or for yourself. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.5:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 23. facebook.com/agsavannah. GOLDEN REALM (912) 713-7076. 307 W. Bryan St., Lower Level, B-6 on map. Located in its new space in City Market, Golden Realm specializes in estate and vintage jewelry, antiques and silversmithing, as well as everything from sterling silver to platinum. In addition to providing full-service repairs on watches and jewelry, all repairs are done on-site with state-of-the-art laser technology. Family-owned and operated, Golden Realm has a little something for everyone! Appointments welcome. Open daily. See savannah.com

ad page 25. facebook.com/TheGoldenRealm/. 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 two hours of high-energy music and comedy. A must-see while visiting Savannah. Visit the website for show times. See ad page 27. savannahtheatre.com. SPECIAL EVENTS 6TH ANNUAL SAVANNAH FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL (912) 232-1223. 655 Louisville Rd., F-2 on map. Experience Southern Charm and Hospitality Savannah Style! Celebrate the best in food and wine on Nov. 5-11. The festival brings together culinary experience, leading culinary professionals, winemakers, beverage experts and more! Festival attendees will enjoy weeklong cooking demonstrations from local and award-winning celebrity chefs. From the Celebrity Chef Tour to cooking demonstrations, a Jazz & Bubbles Brunch, River Street Stroll, as well as the Taste of Savannah main event on Sat., Nov. 10 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, there will be something for everyone who loves food, wine or both! See ad page 7. For a full list of events and tickets, visit savannahfoodandwinefest.com. November-December 2018 SAVANNAH SCENE 23


City Market Historic City Market is the “Art and Soul of Savannah.” Just a quick elevator ride to the upper-level studios in the Franklin Ward North and Franklin Ward South Buildings, and you will discover a wide variety of original art. Take the time to explore the area and visit with more than 50 artists as they bring the “Art of Savannah” to life—all of which is as unique as the city itself.

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HELICOPTER TOURS OF SAVANNAH (912) 247-0047. 1125 Bob Harmon Rd., Savannah International Airport, R-2 on map. Experience historic Savannah by helicopter! Be amazed with the Discovery and Sunset Tours or go see the sights of the city with the Downtown Tour, which can include Old Fort Jackson, Fort Pulaski, Tybee Island, the Savannah River, Whitemarsh Island or Hilton Head Island. Walk-ins are welcome during normal business hours. A minimum of two passengers is required, but size and weight limitations apply. Tours subject to availability and weather. See website for specific tour details. Open daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 32. oldcityhelicopters.com.

SAVANNAH THEATRE (912) 233-7764. 222 Bull St. at Chippewa Sq., E-5 on map. The #1 down­town entertainment extravaganza brings you two hours of high-energy music and comedy. A must-see while visiting Savannah. Visit website for show times. See ad page 27. savannahtheatre.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.26 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

MUSEUMS AMERICAN PROHIBITION MUSEUM (912) 551-4050. 209 W. St. Julian St. (Upper Level, City Market), B-3 on map. The American Prohibition Museum of Savannah is the first of its kind in the country. With more than 40 wax figures, 15 immersive displays, 200 period artifacts and costumed docents, the American Prohibition Museum has something for everyone —including a fully stocked speakeasy serving up authentic period cocktails. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m-5 p.m. with last entry at 4:15 p.m. See ad page 29. americanprohibitionmuseum.com. MASSIE HERITAGE CENTER (912) 395-5070. savannah.com


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ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS 207 E. Gordon St., H-6 on map. Massie Heritage Center was named for its benefactor, Peter Massie, who died in 1841, leaving $5,000 for the establishment of a school for the poor in Savannah. The Massie School operated as a public school until its closing in 1974, and is Georgia’s oldest school in continuous operation. The Massie Heritage Center strives to create a greater appreciation of Savannah’s rich cultural heritage by preserving the historic Massie School as an interactive exhibit space and educational facility. Both students and the general public can participate in interpretive programs that are designed to stimulate curiosity and to help achieve academic goals. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 12-4 p.m. See ad page 31. massieschool.com. TELFAIR MUSEUMS (912) 790-8800. 121 Barnard St., D-4 on map. With three diverse buildings housing artwork ranging from classic to cutting edge, Telfair Museums offers an incomparable visitor experience. The museum’s three sites—two National Historic Landmarks and a contemporary Moshe Safdie-designed building —are located within easy walking distance of one 28 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

another in Savannah’s vibrant Historic District. A single admission fee allows access to all three venues over a weeklong period. You can admire original works of art by contemporary masters at the Jepson Center, be transported back to the nineteenth century as you tour authentic period rooms at the Owens-Thomas House or view stunning examples from the permanent collection at the Telfair Academy. Open daily. See ad page 35. telfair.org. 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 is a complete station featuring artifacts and exhibits of Tybee Island’s history. Visit the newly restored Head Keeper’s Cottage. Tours are self-guided with 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 39. tybeelighthouse.org.

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ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS forms and haunted hotels, this pioneering ghost tour is arguably our customers’ favorite and most well-known walking ghost tour in Savannah. Astonishing from start to finish! America’s Most Haunted City™ Tours offered daily. See ad page 31. 6thsenseworld.com. 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 sight­ seeing tour by a horse-drawn carriage. Let the gentle “clip-clop” 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 30. carriagetoursofsavannah.com. GRAVE ENCOUNTERS TOUR (912) 234-8128. Historic District, F-1 on map. The Grave Encounters Tour is a welcome addition to Old Savannah Tours by “bringing the dead back to life.” As one of the nation’s most haunted cities, there are plenty of tales of tortured spirits and ghostly sightings and, along the way, you may be visited by some of savannah.com

Savannah’s more notable ghosts. Tours begin nightly at 7:30 p.m., and reservations are suggested. See ad page 3. oldsavannahtours.com/ tour/grave-encounters. HEARSE GHOST RIDES (912) 695-1578. Take a ride in a real hearse, if you dare! Journey through cemeteries and historic streets of Savannah and hear the grisly tales of some of the most beautiful haunted homes in the city. Call for departure times and pickup locations. Reservations required. See ad page 37. hearseghosttours.com. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CARRIAGE TOURS (912) 443-9333 or TOLL FREE (888) 837-1011. Pickup available at various locations throughout the Historic District. See Savannah in the very best way and find out why we’re Savannah’s favorite hometown horse-drawn carriage tour 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 41. savannahcarriage.com. MY CITY SAVANNAH TOUR (912) 308-8976. 17 Lincoln St., C-7 on map. If it’s an intimate and detailed history of Savannah that you are seeking, then look no further! This incredibly informative walking tour begins at the exact spot where the first colonists arrived nearly November-December 2018 SAVANNAH SCENE 29


ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS 300 years ago, and the journey continues throughout the Colonial District, the oldest remaining section of Savannah’s fabled Historic District. Renowned the world over for hospitality and charm, the city is a wealth of history, mystery and culture. If you are new to the city, this is where your personal journey should begin. From a debtor’s colony to a coastal empire, its evolution has been, and still is, amazing. Give me two hours and I will give you the story of my city, Savannah. Tours Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. See ad page 37. mycitysavannahtour. OLD SAVANNAH TOURS (912) 234-8128 or TOLL FREE (800) 517-9007. Historic District, F-1 on map. “We Bring Savannah’s History to Life” is more than just a slogan. On our daily historic tours, you’ll interact with authentic period costumed actors portraying some of Savannah’s most prominent and historic figures. This, coupled with our 16 convenient stops and our free historic district shuttle from downtown hotels, inns and B&Bs, are all reasons why we’ve been voted “Best Tour Company” every year since 2003. As the largest locally owned and operated tour company, we strive each day to make our guests’ experience the very best that it can be. See ad page 3. oldsavannahtours.com. OLD TOWN TROLLEY TOURS (912) 208-6940. 234 MLK Jr. Blvd., F-1 on map. The original ON/OFF tours of Savannah. Voted Best of Savannah 2015, 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 tour of Savannah. Pickup and drop off approx­imately every 20 minutes at 15 conven­ient stops. Complimentary shuttle service from select area hotels. See ad page 33. trolleytours.com. PLANTATION CARRIAGE TOURS (912) 659-9005. 129 W. Congress St. (SE corner of Ellis Sq.), B-4 on map. Transport yourself back in time and visit America’s first planned city by carriage. See the moss-laden trees and beautiful antebellum homes, in addition to Savannah’s magnificent monuments and museums that are over 200 years old. From General Oglethorpe to characters and places in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, you are transported to a kinder, gentler day. Tours depart daily. Call for reservations. See ad page 38. plantationcarriagecompany.com. SAVANNAH CRUZERS – GOLF CART TOURS OF BONAVENTURE CEMETERY (912) 30 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

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ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS 944-7153. 330 Bonaventure Rd., Thunderbolt, GA, R-11 on map. A place of beauty, history and awe! Book a tour and travel in comfort in the 5-passenger golf carts and visit Bonaventure Cemetery, which has been a world-famous tourist destination for over 150 years. Sit back and relax while your tour guide shares the history, landscape and points of interest while being shaded from the sun and elements. From the cemetery architecture and the Spanish moss hanging from the trees to the notable people interred here, this will be a memorable experience of Savannah and her beauty. Tours daily. See ad page 37. savannahcruzers.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 captain’s tales and historic facts about Savannah and her port, past to present. Enjoy a ride on our riverboat replicas. Choose from sightseeing, dinner entertain­ment, Sunday brunch and moon­light cruises. Charters available. Visit our web­site for infor­mation or to purchase tickets. See ad page 5. savannahriverboat.com. savannah.com

SPECIAL EVENTS 6TH ANNUAL SAVANNAH FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL (912) 232-1223. 655 Louisville Rd., F-2 on map. Experience Southern Charm and Hospitality Savannah Style! Celebrate the best in food and wine on Nov. 5-11. The festival brings together culinary experience, leading culinary professionals, winemakers, beverage experts and more! Festival attendees will enjoy weeklong cooking demonstrations from local and award-winning celebrity chefs. From the Celebrity Chef Tour to cooking demonstrations, a Jazz & Bubbles Brunch, River Street Stroll, as well as the Taste of Savannah main event on Sat., Nov. 10 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, there will be something for everyone who loves food, wine or both! See ad page 7. For a full list of events and tickets, visit savannahfoodandwinefest.com.

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ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS new, classic car-themed gift shop and take a look at the restoration shop, where old cars become new again. Just a short drive from the Savannah Visitor Center off Louisville Rd. See ad page 30. savannahclassiccars.com. SAVANNAH TASTE EXPERIENCE (912) 221-4439. B-7 on map. Starting at The Pirates’ House at 20 E. Broad St., this three-hour walking and tasting food tour offers a fun, one-of-a-kind culi­nary expe­ri­ence, while strolling through the gardens and historic, cultural landmarks in the squares of Savannah. Second tour departs from Rocks on the River at 106 W. Bay St. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Price includes samples from seven unique foodie spots in historic Savannah. Tours daily. See ad page 26. savannahtasteexperience.com.

WATER TOURS CAPTAIN MIKE’S DOLPHIN ADVENTURE (912) 786-5848 or TOLL FREE (800) 242-0166. Lazaretto Creek Marina, N-16 on map. Family-owned and operated since 1992, Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventures has been 32 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

offering the best in dolphin tours, sunset cruises and inshore and deep-sea fishing from Tybee Island, GA. Voted Tybee’s Best Adventure Tour every year since 2003! Go online or call for schedule and reser­vations. See ad page 38. tybeedolphins.com. 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. Come aboard and enjoy a narrated tour of Savannah’s riverfront, the Waving Girl, Fort Jackson and Fort Pulaski (trip route/duration varies according to dolphin location). Cruise is 1-1/2 to 2 hours long. Bring sun­screen and a camera. Restrooms on board. See ad page 34. dolphin-magic.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 captain’s tales and facts about the history of Savannah and her port. Enjoy a ride on our riverboat replicas. Choose from sightseeing, dinner entertain­ ment, Sunday brunch and moon­light cruises. Charters available. Visit our web­site for infor­ mation or to purchase tickets. See ad page 5. savannahriverboat.com. savannah.com


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required. Adults $69.95. Children ages 5-12 $45.95. Children 4 & under free. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or www.savannahriverboat.com. November 22-December 24: Historic Savannah Theatre presents its 16th Annual Christmas Spectacular “A Christmas Tradition.” The 2-hour show transforms the theater into a winter wonderland, and includes a large cast, live band, inspiring music, lots of comedy and dancing, and an appearance by Santa and his kick-line of reindeer. “Fun for the whole family!” says TripAdvisor. Daily (except Mondays) at 8 p.m. and matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. Reserve tickets at (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. November 23 & 24: Sailing With Santa Charity Cruise. Take your Christmas photo on board with Santa. Kids sail free with the donation of a new unwrapped toy. Join Santa and his North Pole crew to cruise the Savannah River during a 1.5-hour narrated harbor sightseeing cruise! Children will also enjoy a special treat from Santa. Boarding begins at 12:30 p.m. and sails from 34 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

1-2:30 p.m. Adults $24.95. Children 12 & under $15.95. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or www. savannahriverboat.com. November 24: South Carolina Ballet presents The Nutcracker. Join the South Carolina Ballet for this favorite holiday family tradition. Come and experience a snow-covered performance bursting with unforgettable adventure and romance. 5:30 p.m. Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Tickets $20 to $45. Tickets available at www.etix.com/ticket. November 24: Boat Parade of Lights Cruise. Set your sights on holiday lights, and experience the anticipated annual Boat Parade of Lights from the best seats in Savannah. Partake in the parade by joining us on board as we lead more than 30 beautifully decorated glowing vessels along the Savannah River. Voted one of 2015’s Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and drink specials. Sailing 7–9 p.m. Advance reservations required. Adults $56.95. Children ages 5-12 $35.95. Children 4 & under free. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or www.savannahriverboat.com. November 29: Wine & Fries benefiting Ronald (continued on pg. 37) savannah.com


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The expansive Bonaventure Cemetery is home to stunningly ornate gravestones and memorials that date back to the Victorian era. The marble carvings of angels and crosses turn the graves into works of art. The gravesite of six-year-old Gracie Watson, well-known for playing in the halls of her father’s hotel, died of pneumonia and was memorialized in her Easter dress. Gracie’s iconic statue and the family memorial of acclaimed songwriter Johnny Mercer have brought countless visitors to the historic cemetery and are two of many points of interest along Savannah Cruzers’ tour. This popular tour offers a comfortable way to explore Bonaventure.

SAVANNAH CRUZERS The soft electric purr of a golf cart breaks the respectful silence at Bonaventure Cemetery and carries an awestruck group of visitors to see the 100+ acres that comprise this historic burial ground. Savannah Cruzers, an innovative tour company, offers the modern convenience of golf carts. “Savannah Cruzers fills the void in the tour opportunities offered to visitors of Bonaventure Cemetery,” President Tess Scheer explains. “We provide an alternative to two-hour walking tours that exclude or hinder those with mobility issues, tight schedules and small children.” Every morning, the first tour departs from a quaint red brick house at 330 Bonaventure Road with a small group of up to five guests riding in a covered golf cart. Along the way, Savannah Cruzers knowledgeable tour guides identify the distinctive features of the historic cemetery and the notable sites that make this final resting place unique. “Our golf cart allows us to cover the beauty of the artwork, history and national wonders in roughly an hour,” Scheer says. 36 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

"Our covered five-guest golf cart provides shade from the sun, a slight reprieve from the heat and a relaxed, high-quality tour from the comfort of a chauffeured golf cart," Scheer says. Although the all-weather golf carts travel at low speeds, their time-saving nature allows for a more comprehensive tour with customization to match the interests of each guest. “Our number-one priority is our guests,” Scheer states. “Savannah Cruzers is a unique tour company that welcomes the entire family, from newborns to great-grandparents to dogs.” Savannah Cruzers offers golf cart tours daily between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per adult and $12 per child. Reservations are preferred, but walk-ups are welcome to join scheduled tours, if space is available. To make a reservation or learn more about Savannah Cruzers, call (912) 944-7153 or visit savannahcruzers.com. savannah.com


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McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire. Stop by the House for a night of great music, fun prizes and delicious food with old and new friends. Help support the House that love built at Wine & Fries. Tickets are $50/person and $25 for Red Shoe Society Members. www.rmhccoastalempire.org/events/wine-fries/. November 30: Lights on for Tybee Celebration. You’re invited to partake in the festive island tradition as Tybee Island’s mayor lights the city’s Christmas tree. Following the lighting ceremony, the choir – led by performers with the Tybee Arts Performing Society – will lead you from the tree to the steps of the Historic Carbo House, 204 7th St., for holiday entertainment and carols. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free refreshments will be available at participating locations throughout downtown during the evening celebration. December 1: Don’t miss the 27th annual Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run. Run, jog or walk over the Savannah River and conquer the Talmadge Bridge, a 1.4-mile span at a 5.5% grade, 196 feet above the Savannah River. Participants can pick up their packets and other information at the Savannah Civic Center on Friday, November 30. Free transportation will be offered from 6 a.m. to noon from the Savannah Civic Center to the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. SavannahRiverBridgeRun.com. December 1: Tybee Island Christmas Parade. The holiday season is a special time of year on Tybee, and this parade has become a tradition that highlights the island’s small-town charm. The parade begins at 1 p.m. from the 14th Street parking lot (behind Hotel Tybee), and travels up Tybrisa to Butler Avenue, then to the Tybee Gym where children will have photo time with Santa. The Tybee YMCA will have surprises for all to enjoy at the gym. December 3 & 10: Holiday Gospel Dinner Entertainment Cruise. Back by popular demand, experience local holiday gospel entertainment and enjoy the savory flavors of the South. Don’t miss out on this spectacular performance and delicious Southern cuisine as you cruise the Savannah River. Sailing 7-9 p.m. Advance reservations required. Adults $51.95. Children ages 5-12 $30.95. Children 4 & under free. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or www.savannahriverboat.com. December 7-8: The Savannah Philharmonic presents Holiday Pops at 7:30 p.m. at the Johnny (continued on pg. 40) savannah.com

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Mercer Theater, 301 W. Oglethorpe. (912) 525-5050 or savannahphilharmonic.org. December 7-9: Join the Savannah Waterfront Association and get into the holiday spirit with a holiday celebration on River Street. Rousakis Plaza will be full of regional arts and crafts exhibitors with holiday gifts and stocking stuffers to check off your holiday list. Music and local entertainment will take place on the Arbor Stage all weekend long. Don’t miss Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade, which marks the official arrival of St. Nick. Free and open to the public. (912) 234-0295 or www.riverstreetsavannah.com. December 9: Harry Connick Jr. – A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration…Holiday Edition! Live in concert at the Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theatre, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave. 7 p.m. www.savannahcivic.com. December 24: Christmas Eve Lunch Cruise. Start your Christmas Eve celebration off with delicious Southern fare. Enjoy an elaborate lunch buffet filled with favorite down South entrees and sides, while enjoying the sounds of holiday 40 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

spirit dancing through the air. After lunch, join us on the top deck and take advantage of great photo opportunities of Savannah’s historic riverfront and skyline, while listening to the Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts about Savannah. Sailing from 1-2:30 p.m. Advance reservations required. Adults $46.95. Children ages 5-12 $26.95. Children 4 & under free. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or www.savannahriverboat.com. December 24: Christmas Eve Dinner Entertainment Cruise. Join Savannah Riverboat Cruises this Christmas Eve, along with family and friends, for a festive holiday cruise. Enjoy a specially prepared delicious holiday buffet and tap your feet to the beat of some of the best house entertainment, all while cruising the Savannah River. Sailing, 4–6 p.m. Advance reservations required. Adults $67.95. Children ages 5-12 $39.95. Children 4 & under free. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or www.savannahriverboat.com. December 31: New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise. Start your New Year’s Celebration early with amazing house entertainment and a delicious dinner buffet the entire family will enjoy. Sailing, 6–8 p.m. Advance reservations required. Adults $77.95. Children ages 5-12 $49.95. Children 4 & under free. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or www.savannahriverboat.com. savannah.com


CALENDAR December 31: Ring in the New Year Savannahstyle on historic River Street. Celebrate the end of the year with the 6th Annual Up the Cup Countdown. The celebration will take place in Rousakis Riverfront Plaza from 8 p.m. until past midnight. Count down the final seconds of 2018 as Savannah raises a six-foot to-go cup to the New Year. The “Up the Cup” countdown will start right before midnight, followed by a fireworks display to officially ring in 2019. (912) 234-0295 or www.riverstreetsavannah.com. December 31: Historic Savannah Theatre presents Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, which includes the full 2-hour, high-energy live production of “Savannah Live!” (’60s, ’70s, ’80s pop, rock ‘n’ roll, Broadway, Motown, Stomp and lots of comedy). After the show the audience may dance on stage with the band. Party hats, noisemakers and a champagne toast at midnight are also included. 9 p.m. till 12:30 a.m. 222 Bull St., (912) 233-7764 or www.savannahtheatre.com. December 31: New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at one of Savannah’s most fashionable events of the season. Join Savannah Riverboat Cruises for savannah.com

the annual New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration Cruise. This three-hour cruise includes an appetizer, elaborate Surf & Turf Dinner Buffet with your choice of a petite filet or chicken entrée with a lobster tail, live entertainment, party favors, a bottle of house wine or champagne (per couple), cash bars and more. Make your reservations early as this cruise is sure to sell out. Formal cocktail attire is highly encouraged. Sailing 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Advance reservations required. Adults $219. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or www.savannahriverboat.com. December 31: New Year’s Eve Fireworks. Ring in the New Year with a bang, and enjoy the largest New Year’s Eve fireworks show in the Southeastern U.S. from the Tybee Pier at the stroke of midnight. Watch the fireworks from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches. www.visittybee.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 SCENE@SAVANNAH.COM. November-December 2018 SAVANNAH SCENE 41


Whitefield Square Franklin Square

Chippewa Square

Savannah's Historic Squares

Savannah’s scenic jewels make this historic city remarkably beautiful and unforgettable.

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east­ernmost square in the city. Houston & St. Julian Sts.

Franklin Square

Liberty Square

Dedicated in 1790, this square is named for Benjamin Franklin, an agent for the colony of Georgia from 1768 to 1778. Just off City Market, this is the northwestern­most square. Montgomery & St. Julian Sts.

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 Sts.

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 Sts.

Reynolds Square 

Originally called Lower New Square, Reynolds Square was once home to the Filature, where silkworms were housed in an effort to create silk in the Georgia colony. Abercorn & St. Julian Sts.

Warren Square

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. Habersham & St. Julian Sts.

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 north­ 42 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

Liberty Square was laid out in 1799 and is named in honor of the Sons of Liberty and the victory over the British in the Revolutionary War. Only a portion of the square still exists. It is the site of the "Flame of Freedom" sculpture. Montgomery between State and York Sts.

Telfair Square

Laid out by James Oglethorpe in 1733, it is one of the four original squares and was known as one of the more fashionable neighborhoods of the time. Renamed in 1883 to honor the Telfair family, it is the only square honoring a family rather than an individual. It also contains a tribute to the Girl Scouts. Barnard & President Sts.

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 Sts.

Oglethorpe Square

This square pays homage to General James Oglethorpe, founder of Savannah and the colony of Georgia, and is a per­fect place to enjoy a picnic or a shady break. Abercorn & President Sts.

Columbia Square

Taking its name from a popular nickname for the American colonies—Columbia—this square is a tran­quil spot away from the hustle and bustle of down­town. Nestled within the north­east quadrant of the Historic Dis­trict, it is a favorite stop for Savannahians. Habersham & President Sts. savannah.com


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Greene Square

Named after General Nathaniel Greene, a general in the Continental Army and an aide to General George Washington dur­ing the Revo­lu­ tionary War, Greene Square is one of the most beauti­ful squares in Savannah. Houston & President Sts.

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 Sts.

Chippewa Square

Named in honor of the American victory in the Battle of Chippewa during the War of 1812, Chippewa Square is where Forrest Gump’s bench was placed dur­ing the filming of the movie by the same name. Bull & McDonough Sts.

Crawford Square

Designed in the year 1841 and named in honor of William Harris Crawford, Crawford Square contains part of a nineteenth-century water cistern and features a gazebo. It also offers the city's first paved basketball court for residents. Houston & McDonough Sts.

Pulaski Square

Pulaski Square is named for Polish Count Casimir Pulaski, a hero of the Revolutionary War, and is one of the few squares with­out a monument. This square features some of the most beautiful live oaks in the city, as well as thick ivy ground­cover. Barnard & Macon Sts.

Madison Square

Named for the fourth U.S. President James Madison, this square features vin­tage cannons from the old Savannah Armory and a bronze monument of Sergeant William Jasper. The Savannah College of Art and Design orig­inally opened in 1979 on this square. Bull & Macon Sts. savannah.com

Lafayette Square

Named for French aristocrat and military officer Marquis de Lafayette, this square is home to the ornate Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and fea­tures quaint benches and cobblestone sidewalks. Abercorn & Macon Sts.

Troup Square

Troup Square features an armil­lary, an astro­ nom­ical center­piece made of iron, that is support­ed by small metal turtles. Named in honor of Georgia Gov­ernor George Michael Troup, this is one of the most pic­tur­esque squares in the Historic District. Habersham & Macon Sts.

Chatham Square

This square is home to Gordon Row, a block of 15 identical townhouses admired for their ironwork and unique doorways. Chatham Square is named in honor of the Earl of Chatham, an early supporter of the colony. Barnard & Wayne Sts.

Monterey Square

With a statue of Casimir 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 Sts.

Calhoun Square

This square, laid out in 1851, was named in honor of John C. Calhoun, a senator from South Carolina, who served as Vice President under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. It offers some of the best views of the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church and the Massie School. Abercorn & Wayne Sts.

Whitefield Square

A popular place for weddings, Whitefield Square has a lovely white gazebo that has hosted count­less wedding cere­monies. 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 Sts. November-December 2018 SAVANNAH SCENE 43


HAUNTED SQUARES IN SAVANNAH By Andrea Six

Unsettling stories of torture, suicide and war sulk in the shadows of homes and historic areas all Memorial at Tomochichi’s around Georgia’s First burial site City. Though much of the landscape has changed, a few things have not. Some say these things are spirits who won’t leave their places of tragedy, while others say it's people’s minds playing tricks on them. If you’d like to find out for yourself, explore these supposedly supernatural squares in Savannah.

Madison Square Just beyond Madison Square is the ground on which many lives were lost fighting during the Battle of Savannah. Before it was named after President James Madison, rumors of spirits and reports of paranormal activity surfaced. Some say a mass grave for dead soldiers laid in this very location, though there is no confirmation. Anchored by the statue of William Jasper, the square’s most common ghost has an eerie resemblance to the statue—a solid black shadow in the shape of a full-grown man. Perhaps even more unnerving is the fact that the Sorrel-Weed House—a home where Matilda Sorrel supposedly committed suicide and has been investigated by Ghost Hunters and featured on HGTV’s If Walls Could Talk and Travel Channel’s The Most Terrifying Places in America—opens to the square. Also notable is the fact that the Green-Meldrim House is on this square, which was General Sherman’s Headquarters during the Civil War.

Wright Square Today, Wright Square may be a beautifully shaded section of land where guests learn a little history and enjoy a snack from one of the nearby cafes, but it wasn’t always a place people wanted to visit. One of the original squares of Savannah, this site once held the gallows where many lives were taken. Memorialized in Wright Square, Yamacraw Chief Tomochichi was buried here in 1739, but 100 years later, his grave was desecrated by the city to make way for a monument to William 44 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

The Sorrel-Weed House

The John Wesley monument Washington Gordon, a prominent politician and president of the Central Railroad and Banking Company. Does it come as a surprise that Tomochichi is still spotted centuries later? However, it’s Alice Riley who has attracted the most attention. As the story goes, she travelled to Savannah in 1733 with her domineering husband and several Irish servants. One year later, her husband was found dead in their home— murder suspected. Alice and one of the servants, Richard White, were missing and when suspicion arose, they were sentenced to death. Though she maintained her innocence, ultimately both were hung and Alice was supposedly left on the gallows for three days.

Reynolds Square Yellow Fever’s devastation plagued the early days of Savannah, but just off Reynolds Square, there is rumored to have been a property where malaria patients were committed that included a makeshift crematorium. Legend says victims were wrapped in sheets and burned, right in the middle of what is now Reynolds Square, to keep the disease from spreading. Perhaps that’s why visitors’ photos of John Wesley’s monument feature strange apparitions and spots in the background? The apparition of James Habersham Jr. has been seen at The Olde Pink House, which opens to this square, as well as his grandson, who likes to order a beer at the basement bar. (Be careful in the basement, because slave children have been known to play tricks on people down there.) savannah.com


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CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES

E. SHAVER, BOOKSELLER (912) 234-7257. 326 Bull St. (behind The DeSoto Hotel), F-5 on map. Find one of America’s great bookstores in downtown Savannah! Located in the heart of the Historic District, E. Shaver’s 12 rooms are filled with books specializing in history, architecture, decorating and local authors. Don’t forget to check out their revolving collection of prints. Free gift wrapping. Open Sun., 11 a.m.4 p.m.; Mon. & Tues., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and

CAROL’S (912) 712-5084. 251 Bull St., F-5 on map. Be sure to visit this “one of a kind” boutique in historic Savannah. Located at Bull and Liberty Streets, Carol’s offers clothing and accessories, from beach wear to beautiful special occasion dressing, as well as a wide selection of magnificent jewelry. The “Club Car” allows the men to relax while the ladies enjoy their shopping experience. The forgotten art of superior customer service is the backbone of Carol’s. Exquisite gift wrap-

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GCD Home Furnishings & Décor Southern Style with Global Appeal

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estled on historic Columbia Square, GCD Home Furnishings & Décor welcomes visitors to a converted bakehouse, complete with a charming red awning, large barn door and Savannah grey brick exterior. Manhattan transplants Renée and Robert Slipko moved to Savannah last year and decided to open a store that would fill the gap they saw in the city’s popular antique and designer furniture market. “We visited Savannah multiple times and noticed right away that there was an amazing antique scene, along with quick paint-and-flip shops and high-end furniture stores, but there was a definite gap in affordable quality,” owner Renée Slipko says. Not willing to sacrifice quality or style for affordability, GCD Home Furnishings & Décor prices many of their most popular items— including artisan-signed, vintage Persian rugs —below market value. “We are so passionate about these rugs and truly feel that everyone should be able to have one of these breathtaking masterpieces in their home,” Renée explains. “We love telling the story of each rug, including the age, material, pattern and tribal origin.” Handmade textiles from India are also sold as Kantha Quilts, tapestries, tablecloths, floor cushions, quilted pillows and embroidered pillows. Those looking for something a bit more traditional will love the store’s selection of mid-century modern furniture. Shipping services are available upon request.

artist. Bohemian Moon Studio’s Samantha Case is the store’s November artist in residence, and her textural, alcohol-ink paintings and home accents are on display. “Savannah offers a treasure trove of great art,” Renée explains, “and we had no problem finding amazing artists to work with.” Savannah’s talented artisans, including current SCAD student Jordan O’Dwyer, have found a home for their handcrafted pieces at GCD Home Furnishings & Décor. Lemon-Limeade sells O'Dwyer's beautifully crocheted blankets, Vintage Meets Modern’s Cathy Sizer offers affordable one-of-a-kind jewelry and Shawn Turner's Stitch & Thistle provides primitive décor and patchwork furniture. Visitors will discover a wide variety of home décor items, ranging from glass, pottery and textile pieces to fine art and functional furniture. Kitchen accessories, lighting fixtures, home fragrances, candles and organic body care products round out GCD Home Furnishing & Décor’s offerings.

“From velvet settees to quilted barrel-back chairs, the style of these pieces can easily fit into any setting,” Renée says.

“We have pretty much anything that you could want for yourself or to give as a gift,” Renée says. “Our range of products is just as surprising as our prices are.”

Renée and her husband, Robert, are always looking for ways to bring Savannah’s creative talent into the store, which is why GCD Home Furnishings & Décor dedicates space to a rotating monthly exhibit showcasing one local

GCD Home Furnishings & Décor is located at 409 E. York Street. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. For more information, contact (912) 417-4142.

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SHOPPING ping is always complimentary. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 12-5 p.m. See ad page 45. SAVANNAH BELLE (912) 232-4833. 206 E. Bay St., B-6 on map. From the owners of Savannah Rose, Lisa and Curt Bolak have opened Savannah Belle just doors down from “The Shop with Attitude!” This store features several cloth­ing lines, hand-painted leather shoes, various styles of handbags from handhammered 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. shopsonbay.com/pages/savbelle. SAVANNAH ROSE (912) 232-9449. 126 E. Bay St. (Abercorn Ramp to River St.), B-6 on map. This locally owned boutique, located on Upper Factor’s Walk, features clocks, teapots and other gift items in all price ranges. You’ll find unique clothing, shoes, scarves, hats and one-of-a-kind estate and handmade jewelry crafted from 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. shopsonbay.com/pages/savrose. savannah.com

TWINKLE (912) 234-1001. 33 Jefferson St., B-3 on map. In their new location across the street from the trolley stops in City Market, Twinkle offers the best in trendy, fun fashion accessories! You’ll 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 45. facebook.com/twinkletimecitymarket. WASHED ASHORE (912) 234-6100. 23 E. River St., A-6 on map. Beachwear, casual shoes and sportswear for guys and gals, including Toms Shoes, Sperry Top-Sider, Lucy Love, Santiki Sportswear and Reef sandals. See ad page 53.

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 yearround, features a wide range of merchan­dise. Keller’s Flea Market has over 400 retail stall spaces, six delicious food conces­sions, RV and bus parking, access 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 34. ilovefleas.com. November-December 2018 SAVANNAH SCENE 47


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hen cotton was king in Savannah, Factor’s Walk was the heart and soul of the city's commercial cotton industry, as the factors, using the iron bridges and steps, made their way from the river to the cotton warehouses buying and selling the cotton. Today, in the network of iron bridges and steps, cobblestones and bricks you will find that the quaint boutiques, gift shops, art galleries and other retail shops of Factor's Walk have become the heart and soul of Savannah. Many of these shops are family-owned and operated and offer the best quality, value and service.

SHOPPING FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES GCD HOME FURNISHINGS & DÉCOR (912) 417-4142. 409 E. York St. (at Habersham St.), D-8 on map. A diverse selection of new, restored & refinished furniture, wall/hanging/ metal/outdoor décor, antique Persian rugs, accent rugs and doormats, throws/blankets, tapestries, pillows, lighting, fragrance, gifts, fashion accessories and jewelry. Delivery available. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., 12-4 p.m. See ad page 47.

GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES ATELIER GALERIE (912) 233-3140. 150 Abercorn St. (at Oglethorpe Ave.), D-6 on map. Showcasing locally handcrafted jewelry made right in the shop, as well as a unique collection from regional and national jewelry artisans. Suitable for all types of collectors, each handcrafted piece of jewelry tells its own story. Locally owned, Atelier Galerie has specialized in sterling, gemstone and on-trend jewelry for over 20 years. You’ll find the finest selection of locally made Savannah charms, jewelry, ornaments and paintings – a collection you won’t find anywhere 48 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

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accents and more. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 49. factorscottage.com.

else. All are reasonably priced for gifts or for yourself. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 23. agsavannah.com.

GCD HOME FURNISHINGS & DÉCOR (912) 417-4142. 409 E. York St. (at Habersham St.), D-8 on map. A diverse selection of new, restored and refinished furniture, wall/hanging/ metal/outdoor décor, antique Persian rugs, accent rugs and doormats, throws/blankets, tapestries, pillows, lighting, fragrance, gifts, fashion accessories and jewelry. Delivery available. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., noon - 4 p.m. See ad page 47.

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 popular brands, they are sure to have what you are looking for, whether it’s cigars, cigarettes, tobacco pro­ducts, pipes, smok­ing accessories, hats, shirts, jewelry or any other wonderful gift and collec­tible item. 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 52. exoticcigars.com. FACTORS COTTAGE (912) 443-9337. 204 E. Bay St. (Abercorn Ramp above River St.), B-6 on map. A family-owned and operated gift store featuring unique fragrance lamps, Sid Dickens Memory Blocks, children’s popup books, Galleria umbrellas, Woodstock wind chimes, Amelia stained glass, home décor savannah.com

SAINTS & SHAMROCKS (912) 233-8858. 309 Bull St., F-5 on map. Located across from The DeSoto Hotel, the goal of Saints & Shamrocks is to continue the tradition of providing quality Irish imports and religious gifts to the Savannah community and to the many wonderful visitors from all areas of the country and the world. Saints & Shamrocks believes in providing their customers with just the right gift for any occasion or need. Open Mon.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. See ad page 51. saintsandshamrocks.com. TRAVEL HOUSE (912) 944-6100. 508 E. River St., A-9 on map. Located across from Joe’s Crab Shack, this gift shop has an excellent variNovember-December 2018 SAVANNAH SCENE 49


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ACROSS CLUES 1. Waves breaking on the shore. 5. You can find clams by looking for their ____ holes. 8. Lowcountry favorite, catfish ____. 12. 17Hundred90 Inn & Restaurant has been a Savannah tradition for ____ a century. 13. Before. 14. Washed Ashore with casual shoes and sportswear including Toms Shoes and Lucy ____. 15. 39 Rue ____ Jean is one of the newest French restaurants. 16. Distinctive period in history. 17. GCD Furnishings & Décor – 15% off ____ item when you join our mailing list. 18. Tours ____ 6th Sense World. 20. A small mouthful of liquid. 22. ____ tide. 24. Grave Encounters Tour – Tours begin each ____ at 7:30 p.m. 26. Federal Security Service: Abbr. 27. American Prohibition Museum – Bringing the Roaring Twenties ____ life. 29. Carriage Tours of Savannah – ____ visit is complete without a horse-drawn carriage tour. 30. Control unit: Abbr. 31. Golden Realm has a little something ____ everyone. 32. Extinction level event: Abbr. 34. African National Congress: Abbr. 36. Savannah Belle for a handhammered aluminum hand____. 37. Man’s name. 39. Exotic Cigars – They ____ sure to have what you are looking for. 41. Keller’s Flea Market is full of unique merchandise ____ bargain prices. 43. Shore patrol: Abbr. 45. Lieutenant: Abbr. 46. Old Town Trolley Tours – ____ parking with on/off tours. 47. Compass direction. 48. Epidemiology Earth Observation Services: Abbr. 50. Symbol for element argon. 51. Relative strength: Abbr. 53. Times News Network: Abbr. 54. Savannah Food & Wine Festival – Tickets on sale ____. 56. Take a load off. 58. Carol’s “____ Car” allows men to relax while ladies shop. 61. To grab; snatch. 63. Historic Savannah Carriage Tours – Group rates for ____ or more passengers. 65. Southern favorite, black-____ peas. 66. The Peanut Shop – ____ one or

all of our 30+ daily samples. 67. Live Oak Restaurants – It’s where the locals ____. DOWN CLUES 1. Thus. 2. Sunglasses block these rays. 3. Angler’s quarry, ____ drum. 4. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market serves ____ healthy take-out. 5. Spanish Moss Photography – A great way to ____ your Savannah memories forever. 6. Make a mistake. 7. Kathryn Reichert/Signature Gallery for over 25 ____. 8. Pig food. 9. 2,000 pounds. 10. First lady. 11. Old Savannah Tours – ____ bring Savannah’s history to life. 18. Savannah Art Association – Visit the new gallery ____ Chippewa Square. 19. KS ____ Art Gallery showcases original paintings. 21. Goose Feathers Café – ____ all starts with fresh. 23. Savannah Taste Experience ____ a walking and tasting tour. 25. Gallery 209 with paintings, fiber art and ____ and silver jewelry. 26. Twinkle offering the best in trendy, ____ fashion accessories. 27. Roman attire. 28. Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure – Call ____ go online for reservations.

30. Luba Lowry – Her paintings ____ be found on display in art galleries in Savannah. 31. Note in the scale. 33. While in the Lowcountry, try these smoked. 35. Savannah Classic ____ Museum & Dealership. 36. Crystal Beer Parlor with great food, great ____ and great times. 38. Over time: Abbr. 40. 13 Secrets Jewelry Gallery – Luxury is ____-imagined in one of Savannah’s “Must Hit Boutiques.” 42. Symbol for element tellurium. 43. Savannah Riverboat Cruises for a Sun____ Cruise or Sunday Brunch Cruise. 44. Six ____ Pub – Savannah’s original authentic British pub. 46. Not the back. 49. Andrew Low House – Group rates available by reservations ____. 50. Travel House – This gift shop has ____ excellent variety. 52. Golden Realm with on ____ working studio. 55. Civil or Revolutionary. 57. Savannah Rose with gorgeous ____ pots and vases. 59. European Union: Abbr. 60. Bachelor or Divinity: Abbr. 62. Helicopter Tours Of Savannah – Experience Historic Savannah ____ helicopter. 64. Northwest Territories: Abbr. Puzzle Answer on Page 12.

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SHOPPING ety of souvenirs, exquisite jewelry, collectibles and Savannah cookbooks/history books, in addition to lovely dresses, Savannah T-shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps and more. Open daily. See ad page 52.

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. There’s a little something for everyone at this shop that specializes in local wines, wine accessories, local artwork and unique gift items, which include wax fragrance bowls, Poo-Pourri and greeting cards. 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). This specialty food shop features over 50 flavors of nuts, along with jams, jellies, marinades, sauces, soups and candy. Stop by and try one or all of our 30+ 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.

SHOES A’RCOPÉDICO SHOES – SAVANNAH BELLE (912) 232-4833. 206 E. Bay St., B-6 on map. A’rcopédico is a high-quality women’s comfort shoe brand specializing in lightweight, anatomically-designed, arch- and circulation-supporting shoes that are handmade in Portugal. Their lightweight, colorful, simple and ageless designs are a versatile and smart choice for any woman’s wardrobe and lifestyle. Try a pair today and you’ll understand why they say, “Walk a mile in our shoes. You’ll be glad you did!” Open Mon.Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See ad page 48. shopsonbay.com/pages/savbelle. savannah.com

NAOT SHOES - SAVANNAH BELLE (912) 232-4833. 206 E. Bay St., B-6 on map. “Fashion for your style, comfort for your life” is Naot’s motto. With their uniquely engineered insoles, a blend of natural latex and cork that is designed to replicate the shape of the foot, the locals call them “the most comfortable shoes on the planet.” Visit Savannah Belle today and take home a pair of Naot’s, which will become one of your favorites! Open Mon.Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. shopsonbay.com/pages/savbelle.

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 River Street, Exotic Cigars & Gifts is Savannah’s premier source for tobacco products and accessories. With an extensive inventory of all popular brands, they’re sure to have what you are looking for, whether it’s cigars, cigarettes, tobacco products, pipes, smoking accessories, hats, shirts, jewelry or any other great 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 52. exoticcigars.com. November-December 2018 SAVANNAH SCENE 51


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Samantha “Painting the Stories” Originals • Prints • Black ART Dolls & much more

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Find jewelry, hats, handbags, collec­tibles, unique teapots, pottery and timeless clocks at SAVANNAH ROSE, a boutique with attitude. 126 E. Bay St. (912) 232-9449 Spend a little on a stunning piece of Celtic jewelry from SAINTS & SHAMROCKS, 309 Bull St. (912) 233-8858

Take home a bottle of Georgia wine or gourmet snacks found at MATTER OF FACTORS. 120 E. Bay St. (912) 231-2100

Enhance your art collection by visiting the DOUGLAS WISDOM GALLERY that showcases the work of Douglas Wisdom and also features the work of a small, handpicked selection of other very talented artists, designers and painters. 305A W. Bryan St. (912) 210-4246 Purchase a piece of handmade art by local artists and craftsmen from THE VILLAGE CRAFTSMEN, 223 W. River St. (912) 236-7280 SPANISH MOSS PHOTOGRAPHY offers same-day appointments in Savannah, Tybee Island and the Lowcountry that are great for families, couples, children or large groups. A great way to keep your Savannah memories forever! (843) 422-1124 Buy a book at E. SHAVER, BOOKSELLER, where hardback and paperback books fill the rooms. 326 Bull St. (912) 234-7257 Get the latest styles in beach and casual wear at WASHED ASHORE, 23 E. River St. (912) 234-6100

Celtic Cross Saints & Shamrocks

Discover an heirloom among antiques and collectibles on display at KELLER’S FLEA MARKET, 5901 Ogeechee Rd. (912) 927-4848

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Dress up with dazzling jewelry from TWINKLE, where a wide variety of affordable and locally made accessories can be found. 33 Jefferson St. (912) 234-1001 Visit SAVANNAH BELLE for handpainted leather shoes, clothing in all price ranges, hand-hammered aluminum and color-block leather handbags and accessories. 206 E. Bay St. (912) 232-4833 Stop by EXOTIC CIGARS & GIFTS for tobacco products, clothing, jewelry and wonderful gifts and collectibles. 507 E. River St. (912) 234-7737 For Samantha Claar’s Gullah Living series of original art, prints, cards, black dolls, “Wee People,” as well as a selection of Gullah basketry and themed books, visit SAMANTHA CLAAR FINE FOLK, LLC. 223 W. River St. in The Village Craftsmen. (404) 966-3647 Be sure to visit STEPHEN KASUN’s new studio and art gallery at City Market, next to the Cinnamon Bear Store & Belford’s Restaurant, where he showcases his impressionist oil knife paintings of Savannah. 306 W. Congress St., (407) 474-0411 Take home a Savannah souvenir from the SAVANNAH ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY, the oldest art association in Georgia, feasavannah.com


turing over 80 local artists. 232 Bull St. (912) 232-7731 Be sure to visit CAROL’S “one of a kind” boutique in historic Savannah, which offers clothing and accessories from beach wear to beautiful special occasion dressing, as well as a wide selection of magnificent jewelry. 251 Bull St. (912) 712-5084 Since 1975, GALLERY 209 on historic River Street has showcased work by local artists from all types of disciplines. 209 E. River St. (912) 236-4583 13 SECRETS features local and international award-winning artists. This trendsetting jewelry gallery, in historic downtown Savannah offers original pieces and exceptional customer service to shoppers. 426 E. Oglethorpe Ave. (912) 484-0985 A’RCOPÉDICO SHOES is a high-quality women’s shoe brand specializing in lightweight, anatomically-designed shoes. Try a pair today and you’ll understand why they say, “Walk a mile in our shoes. You’ll be glad you did!” 206 E. Bay St. in Savannah Belle. (912) 232-4833 Head over to family-owned and operated GOLDEN REALM, a unique store offering estate and vintage jewelry, antiques, wood carvings, knives, jewelry restoration and silversmithing. 307 W. Bryan St. (912) 713-7076

jewelry, ornaments and paintings at ATELIER GALERIE, in addition to regional and national jewelry artisans. 150 Abercorn St. (912) 233-3140 Take home a souvenir from the gift shop at SAVANNAH CLASSIC CARS, a locally owned and operated classic car museum that has up to 30 cars on display. View the Restoration Shop and “come cruise down memory lane!” 249 E. Lathrop Ave. (912) 235-2347 Don’t miss a visit to GCD HOME FURNISHINGS & DÉCOR, a diverse selection of new, restored and refinished furniture, wall, hanging, outdoor décor, antique Persian rugs, accent rugs, throws, doormats, lighting, fragrance, gifts, fashion accessories and more. 409 E. York St. (912) 417-4142 Make your visit to Savannah complete by taking home handmade jewelry by KATHRYN RIECHERT from The Signature Gallery. Her inspiring designs are often uplifting with positive messages from everyday life. City Market, 303 W. St. Julian St. (912) 233-3082 Get a Savannah souvenir at the TRAVEL HOUSE! Whether it’s T-shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps, dresses, collectibles, jewelry or books, the Travel House has it all. 508 E. River St. (912) 944-6100

Teapots “with attitude” from Savannah Rose

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

Take home a handmade Gullah basket or painting from JERY BENNETT TAYLOR, whose creations continue to preserve the culture of the Gullah people of the Sea Islands. 308 W. St. Julian St., City Market/Upstairs. (843) 599-5059 You’ll find the finest selection of locally made Savannah charms, savannah.com

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Horoscope November 2018 ARIES Be wary of rock bottom prices when shopping for a big ticket item. Use this month to address the workplace issue you have been avoiding for weeks. Your ideas are just as important as anyone else’s ideas, so share them with pride.

LIBRA An important decision lies ahead. The answer lies in your gut, not within the restraining parameters of logic. Be willing to listen to the advice of a family member, and take a break from reality with a new routine. A glance at your past will showcase your growth.

TAURUS Plan ahead this month, and resist the urge to procrastinate. Direct your financial questions to an expert, not a friend. Lean on your friends for emotional support, as you will experience some drastic highs and lows.

SCORPIO An old friend’s unexpected message will inspire you to reconnect with your former pals. Words can pack a punch, so consider telling a small lie in place of a harmful truth.

GEMINI Romance will be rocky this month. A colleague may take your kindness to mean something more. The planning of a future trip will occupy most of your time and distract you from your current obligations.

SAGITTARIUS Read between the lines, and the peculiar actions of a loved one will seem less peculiar. Set realistic and obtainable goals, especially when creating a weekly or monthly budget.

CANCER Your work environment will have you feeling emotional. Set your emotions aside in the office, and let out your frustrations during a cardio workout. Consider your significant other when making plans with mutual friends. The highlight of the month will arrive in the form of an unexpected house guest.

CAPRICORN A generous surprise from your true friends will brighten your mood. Put a great deal of thought into how you will thank them. This month, a difficult work project will come to an end, and children will occupy your thoughts.

LEO Travel takes time, and time is

something you lack at the moment. Reconsider your plans, and utilize your small amount of spare time to enjoy some fun activities in your own backyard. Your newfound lover, especially if they are an Aries, will emotionally exhaust you this month.

VIRGO Take a chance on some

unplanned fun, and relish in the spontaneity of the moment. Your lover needs to know you feel the same about each other. Spend some time explaining what this relationship means to you. Sensitive partners need to hear those words. 56 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

AQUARIUS Keep a close eye on the depressed Cancer in your life. Use your naturally bright spirit to bring some joy into their lives. A task at work will require some tenacity, but your persistence in the face of adversity will catch the eye of an important person. PISCES The month will start off with a big fight between you and a loved one. Do not hold anything back. Use this opportunity to be completely honest with them. Look forward to some peaceful and relaxing time to yourself at the end of the month. It will prove very helpful this month. savannah.com


Horoscope December 2018 ARIES Let your ambition help you achieve your professional goals. Consider all viable options before making a final decision, and pay special attention to your gut feeling. Take a chance and attend some social events. You will enjoy the experience.

LIBRA Given your busy schedule, think carefully before volunteering to take on more work. Good news will get you excited, but someone you consider a friend will not be happy for you. Evaluate that friendship.

TAURUS Carve out some alone time. Otherwise, you will direct your anger relating to personal matters towards the ones you hold dear. There is always room for improvement in the workplace, but some changes are more necessary than others. A special delivery will be the highlight of your month.

SCORPIO You will be greeted with good news before the month ends. Take a hard look at your financials, especially your budget. See where you can take shortcuts to achieve the same results. Increase productivity at work by creating a team atmosphere among your coworkers and capitalizing on one another’s strengths.

GEMINI An assignment at work will have you rethinking your home décor. Do not discount your own creative ideas. They have value and should be shared. One of your best friends will surprise you with their actions.

SAGITTARIUS Your naturally enhanced optimism could get you in trouble. Face reality, and set obtainable longterm goals. Good news will quiet your concerns about a loved one. If you are single, prepare for a mid-month romance.

CANCER This month will be a month of growth in your personal relationships. Getting to know a family member on a deeper level will encourage you to address some issues. A Libra will help you manage your perfectionist expectations. Remember to credit your mind, but follow your heart.

CAPRICORN December will be a lesson in when to share and when not to share. Keep secret the intimate details and information entrusted to you by a friend. Do not share your valued possessions with an acquaintance.

LEO Your stubbornness is prolong-

ing a problem at home. Remove your pride from the situation, and all will be well. Take the helpful advice of a Pisces. Work on finding a balance between your work and your hobbies.

VIRGO Stay in contact with a former coworker who could act as a key reference and resource on your way to your dream job. With a calm approach, you will survive this month’s initial chaos, confusion and fluctuations with a minimal amount of stress. savannah.com

AQUARIUS Your home life demands your focus this month. A relative needs your positive spirit to help them through a dark time. This month’s decisions will be made by the heart, not the mind. Refrain from signing any contracts or making any major investments. Those decisions would be better addressed at a later date. PISCES You have been hiding. It is time to get social. Shake off the blues of a lingering bad mood with a fun outing with friends. If you want things to change for the better, do not wallow. Think positive! November-December 2018 SAVANNAH SCENE 57


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DINING & LOUNGES ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS

6th Sense World Pg. 31 American Prohibition Museum Pg. 29 Andrew Low House Pg. 40 Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure Pg. 38 Carriage Tours of Savannah Pg. 30 Dolphin Magic Pg. 34 Grave Encounters Tour Pg. 3 Hearse Ghost Rides Pg. 37 Helicopter Tours of Savannah Pg. 32 Historic Savannah Carriage Tours Pg. 41 Massie Heritage Center Pg. 31 My City Savannah Tour Pg. 37 Old Savannah Tours Pg. 3 Old Town Trolley Tours Pg. 33 Plantation Carriage Tours Pg. 38 Savannah Classic Car Museum Pg. 30 Savannah Cruzers Pg. 37 Savannah Food & Wine Festival Pg. 7 Savannah Riverboat Cruises Pg. 5 Savannah Taste Experience Pg. 26 Savannah Theatre Pg. 27 Telfair Museums Pg. 35 Tybee Island Lighthouse & Museum Pg. 39

ARTS

13 Secrets Pg. 19 Atelier Galerie Pg. 23 Douglas Wisdom Gallery Pg. 24 Gallery 209 Pg. 21 Golden Realm Pg. 25 Grace Rohland - Printmaker & Painter Pg. 24 62 SAVANNAH SCENE November-December 2018

17Hundred90 Inn & Restaurant Pg. 15 39 Rue de Jean Pg. 12 Al Salaam Deli Pg. 14 Brighter Day Natural Foods Market Pg. 12 Crystal Beer Parlor Pg. 17 Dub’s Pub Pg. 64 Fiddlers Crab House Pg. 64 Fiddlers Seafood Pg. 64 Goose Feathers Café Pg. 9 Joe’s Crab Shack Pg. 11 Savannah ePass Pg. 2 Savannah Riverboat Cruises Pg. 5 Savannah Taste Experience Pg. 26 Six Pence Pub & Restaurant Pg. 13

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A’rcopédico Shoes Pg. 48 Carol’s Pg. 45 E. Shaver, Bookseller Pg. 51 Exotic Cigars & Gifts Pg. 52 Factors Cottage Pg. 49 GCD Furnishings & Home Décor Pg. 47 Keller’s Flea Market Pg. 34 Matter of Factors Pg. 48 The Peanut Shop Pg. 53 Saints and Shamrocks Pg. 51 Savannah Belle Pg. 49 Savannah Rose Pg. 49 Travel House Pg. 52 Twinkle Pg. 45 The Village Craftsmen Pg. 52 Washed Ashore Pg. 53 savannah.com


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