Category: Living Savannah

Flannery O’Connor died 50 years ago today — a few thoughts

4871_223314030651_1666129_n

Mary Flannery O’Connor died on August 3, 1964 — 50 years ago today. What more would Flannery O’Connor have written if she had lived to the age of 89? What would she not have written in her 20s and 30s…

Scenes of Savannah’s Broughton Street and Tybee Island in first trailer for “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 4.10.21 PM

Well this looks fun, I guess: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water will be released in the U.S. on Feb. 6, 2015, but that trailer is already out. I don’t know how I feel about the mix of animation…

Check out this spectacular 2-minute time-lapse video of Savannah

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 11.35.57 AM

The following video “Savannah – A Time Lapse” is by James Biscardi and Dan MacKenzie. The music is “The Stars Came Out Once The Lights Went Out” by The Veils. Many of the scenes are in the heart of the…

Savannah restaurant scene getting more interesting — a quick roundup of latest developments

Screen shot 2014-07-05 at 11.13.57 AM

There has been some pretty exciting news lately for the Savannah restaurant and dining scene. For this quick update, I’m relying heavily on embedded posts from Facebook pages and other social media. You can quickly click on through those embeds…

Flawed search process propelled Savannah’s plans to raze historic cottages for a new police station

Screen shot 2014-06-29 at 11.53.55 AM

In my sort of obsessively detailed City Talk column today, I continue to look at the city of Savannah’s plan to destroy 36 historic homes facing 33rd and 34th streets between MLK and Montgomery. The site would become the new…

Hugh Acheson’s The Florence opens bakery and coffeeshop, dinner coming soon

Screen shot 2014-06-24 at 5.00.34 PM

If you read this blog regularly, you probably already know about Chef Hugh Acheson’s plans to open The Florence at One West Victory in Savannah (that’s the major new apartment development at the southwest corner of Bull and Victory). Here’s…

Savannah’s plan to destroy historic homes for new police precinct is even worse than I thought

The city of Savannah’s plan to replace relatively recently renovated historic workers’ cottages with a new police precinct is one of the worst public policy decisions I’ve seen since I’ve been writing columns about city life. (That’s 14 years and…

Fountain in front of Forsyth Park stage will be removed (a little late, but a good idea); a lesson in design

So the fountain in front of the stage in Forsyth Park will be removed — the decorative part, not the spray fountain next to it. If you’ve been among the thousands frustrated over the last four years by the way…

SCAD graduation New Alumni Concert 2014 in Forsyth Park will feature Mutemath, Lucero, Brett Dennen

Lucero-20

I’ve been getting a number of hits here at Savannah Unplugged from folks searching for info about SCAD’s annual New Alumni Concert in Forsyth Park. The event over the years has featured some stellar shows — Ziggy Marley, Michael Franti,…

David Simons ends bid for Savannah-Chatham school board president

David Simons told a variety of local media outlets, including WTOC and the Savannah Morning News, that he was dropping out of the race for the presidency of the Savanah-Chatham school board. Simons finished second to Jolene Byrne in Tuesday’s…

A big thank you to readers of Connect Savannah (and the Savannah Morning News too)

ForsythParkFountainFrozenatNight-12

Thanks to all those who voted for me in Connect Savannah’s 2014 Best Of Savannah readers’ poll. In the Media category, I was chosen Best Local Columnist (edging out Connect’s Jessica Leigh Lebos) and Savannah Unplugged was runner-up to Yo…

Savannah’s Starland neighborhood gets star treatment in the New York Times

From the New York Times Travel section, An Incubator for Creativity in Savannah, Ga., with emphasis added: The Savannah that most visitors encounter is confined to the historic district between the Savannah River and the trees of Forsyth Park draped…

Savannah Fashion Week 2014 runway show in Forsyth Park – photos

SavannahFashionWeek2014-42

Congrats to all involved with the Savannah Fashion Week runway show on Thursday night in Forsyth Park. Rainy weather disrupted plans for the production under the oaks on the north side of the fountain, but the event worked out just…

Fire temporarily closes American Legion Post #135, Betty Bombers

As often as I’ve been to the lounge at the American Legion Post #135 over the years, you’d think I’d remember exactly when it became a hub of neighborhood activity. I live four blocks south of the Legion, and I…