Urban opossums in Savannah — better get used to them

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About every six months to a year, an opossum will show up in my yard. And it won’t leave. My house is pretty much surrounded by pavement, parking lots, and churches and commercial establishments with minimal tree cover. My yard,…

New owners taking over Papillote on Savannah’s Broughton Street

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From a City Talk column in 2009, French food to go on Broughton Street: On my first anonymous trip, I tried a tartine ($7.99), which is defined as a “French open-faced sandwich.” The relatively thinly sliced bread was covered with…

Private Savannah screening of “CBGB” gets a good reaction

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Well, I wasn’t invited — no reason I should have been — but there was a private screening of the upcoming movie CBGB last night in the 250-seat theater at the SCAD Museum of Art. I gather that the invited…

Yep, One West Victory still moving ahead, groundbreaking on May 23

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From the press release from Abshire Public Relations: WHAT: Groundbreaking Ceremony for One West Victory, an exciting new eco-friendly student focused community developed by Jamestown, whose portfolio includes Chelsea Market and One Times Square in New York, White Provision and…

Feature film “Savannah” set for August release

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From Variety’s Ketchup Lands U.S. Rights to ‘Savannah’ (EXCLUSIVE): Ketchup Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Annette Haywood-Carter’s historical drama “Savannah,” starring Jim Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and set an Aug. 23 theatrical release followed by a VOD/DVD launch on…

Savannah Summer Solstice – Red Gate Campground – 06/21/13

Shrinking deficit, improving job growth — plenty of reasons for economic optimism


For a few years, one of my closest friends referred to me routinely as Mr. Doom & Gloom because of my consistent predictions of a worsening economy. I never understood the baseless optimism before the recession and during the first…

25+ acts booked for first Savannah Summer Solstice music festival in June

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The family that gave us Live Wire Music Hall — operating as LOVE MUSIC AND LIVE WIRE SOUNDS — is throwing an ambitious Savannah event from June 21-23: the Savannah Summer Solstice Music and Arts Festival.

The 3-day event will be held at Red Gate Campground, just off Chatham Parkway near the intersection with Veterans Parkway.

USA Today on free things to do in Savannah — a few hits, a few (big) misses


Interesting piece today in USA Today: Free things to do in 10 great cities I love that Savannah appears on such lists — and love that Charleston is nowhere to be found on this one. Curiously, Greenville, South Carolina made…

Zappa Tribute Ugly Radio Rebellion with Ike Willis / Star Period Star – The Wormhole – 06/13/13

This week’s Savannah city council agenda peppered with tricky items

Whenever I hear complaints about governance in the city of Savannah, I try to point out that elected officials and fulltime staff have a lot of really tough decisions to tackle. I don’t agree with all their choices and am…

In dramatic retreat, New Orleans Times-Picayune now printing every day (more or less)

I wrote last year on this blog about the dramatic decision by Advance Publications to reduce print production of the New Orleans Times-Picayune to three days a week (Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday). I titled that post New Orleans Times-Picayune to…