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Savannah is Number 8 on List of Best Cities in the WorldOne of the world's favorite travels magazines, Travel + Leisure, compiles an annual list of "best" cities in the world as calculated from a reader survey. This year, Savannah is ranked number 8 on that list. Wow! To view the whole list, and learn more, visit www.travelandleisure.com/
Tybee parking rates increase!In June, the Tybee City Council unanimously approved increasing the parking rates at the beachfront parking lots on the north and south ends. The parking rate will jump from $1.50 to $2 per hour.
The council also approved increasing the cost of yearly parking decals from $100 to $150 and will provide a discounted senior rate of $125 for those who are 62 years old and older.
Savannah City Council is Considering a New StadiumSavannah's Mayor and Council are considering moving forward on building a new stadium about 2 miles east of City Hall along the Savannah river. It will take some time, though, before any final decisions are made.
Truman Parkway is Nearing CompletionThere's finally light at the end of the parkway! Built incrementally over a span of about 20 years, the final "Phase 5" of the Truman Parkway is expected to be finished in about a year. Phase 5 invloves 1) an elevated roadway and bridge across the Wilshire Canal, the Vernon River and the adjacent marsh; 2) an overpass across White Bluff Road; and 3) a multi-lane merge and entrance ramp at Abercorn Street just north of Holland Drive. The cost for this final phase alone was more than $128 million. Hundreds of trees were sacrificed, including scores of ancient oaks, to make way for our beloved automobiles. They even had to demolish a beautiful residence which was "in the way." But soon we will be able to zoom upward from Abercorn and "fly" up onto a new scenic route to downtown. And there's a light at the end of Parkway downtown too: A traffic light. Hopefully, thousands of cars will not become backed-up at the light at President Street. Just in case, it might be best to get off the Parkway at DeRenne. No, that road is always backed-up. Maybe get off at Victory Drive. Nope, that's congested too. Might be best to just stay on Abercorn Street for the drive downtown!
Upcoming Events and Activities Around Savannah . . .Wednesday Nights - 8:00pm ($6)
Psychotronic Film Night at The Sentient Bean
The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah shows obscure and/or underappreciated films from around the world every Wednesday at the Sentient Bean. Whether extremely well-made or "so bad they're good," their selections are always rare, unique and memorable. Check their Facebook page for updated listings.
July 20th through October 14, 2012: Journey to the Beloved Community at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy, the West Broad YMCA, and artist Beth Mount have teamed up on a great exhibition featuring quilts that tell the story of community.
Weekend fun at the Bamboo Farm
Fun family activities at the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens
Call (912) 921-5897 or visit www.bamboo.caes.uga.edu.
Live Oak Library Events
Check out free Library Events for the family at
Various Live Oak Public Library branches through Savannah.
Forsyth Farmers Market
Fresh veggies each week!
South end of Forsyth Park, along Park Avenue
9 AM-1 PM Saturdays
Saturday, August 25th - 5pm to 10pm
Square Fest: The Great Free Music Festival in the Forsyth Park.
Lots of music excellent local talent including Royal Noise, and Kota Mundi.
August 31st - 2nd Full Moon in August!
September 2 - Annual Savannah Craft Brew Festival - Related events start the week of August 26 at various locations along River Street and the Historic District.
Saturday, September 8th: Ultimate Yard Sale
7am - Noon - Ruby Tuesday's Parking lot at Savannah Mall
To register for a booth, Click here
The Savannah Philharmonic will open its 2012-2013 season on Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. The Philharmonic will feature three celebrated composers: Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich. The works to be performed include Mussorgsky's A Night on the Bare Mountain, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5. In addition, a special appearance by piano soloist Yejin Noh will also be included.
For more info, visit their website: SavannahPhilharmonic.org
2012 Junior League Thrift Sale
The Junior League of Savannah's 65th Annual Thrift Sale will be held at the Civic Center on Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6, 2012. A preview party, open to the public, will be held on Thursday, October 4.
Advance Tickets on Sale in late summer at the Civic Center Box Office (under Leisure Services). For tickets to be purchased and mailed in late summer call: 912-651-6556, or purchase online: http://www.etix.com/
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