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Broughton Street, Beach Bum Parade & Legends of Rock

This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership

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Today – 🌧️ Cloudy/Rain | 77 🌡️ |💨 Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 20 mph. 

Tonight – 🌧️ Rain| 61 🌡️ |💨 South wind 6 to 10 mph. 


Quote of the day

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.

-George Orwell

Broughton Street


Broughton Street in Georgia is the very first official shopping district. It is also an ever-present gauge of the tempo of development and regression in Savannah’s history.

While today it’s an enticing avenue of commerce and fashion, through the years, it hasn’t always been this way.

It was named after Governor Thomas Broughton of South Carolina in 1735. Since then, it has proved to be one of the longest-running shopping areas throughout the history of America. George Washington visited Broughton Street during his famous visit to Savannah in 1791. The 1820 fire created a smudge however, the shops were rebuilt and business returned. Civil War soldiers were hospitalized there and were able to find food and accommodation in that time of Union occupation.

Following World War II, major retailers opened new branches in tandem with the mom and pop stores that had been around for generations. The most significant thing that was to take place in Broughton Street was WW Law’s peaceful demonstration of the civil rights struggle. The demonstration lasted for 18 months before Savannah abolished its lunch counters that were segregated. The culture was transforming towards suburbanites, Broughton Street quieted.

Retailers shut down their stores and the historic lane fell into decay. Then, at the beginning of 1990, the man who was known as Forrest was seated on a bench at a bus stop with a box of chocolates and everyone was able to remember Savannah’s downtown. And Broughton Street has been restored, just as beautiful bustling, and busy as it has ever been.

Around Town


Local health officials monitor the Omicron BA2 variant
Chatham County Health Officials are monitoring a new COVID variant that’s spreading in other countries. Read more.
Local health officials monitor the Omicron BA2 variant
Chatham County Health Officials are monitoring a new COVID variant that’s spreading in other countries. Read more.
Tybee Island to celebrate 35th annual Beach Bum Parade after COVID hiatus
For the first time since 2019, Tybee Island’s annual Beach Bum Parade will return. Read more.
Tybee Island to celebrate 35th annual Beach Bum Parade after COVID hiatus
For the first time since 2019, Tybee Island’s annual Beach Bum Parade will return. Read more.
City of Savannah 2022 summer camp registration begins
Weekly youth summer camps beginning on May 31 through the end of July at select locations Read more.
City of Savannah 2022 summer camp registration begins
Weekly youth summer camps beginning on May 31 through the end of July at select locations Read more.
Savannah-Chatham schools receives funds from Georgia Power to address early childhood learning
Georgia Power will invest $3 million on areas that will focus on improving career readiness and multigenerational economic stability. Read more.
Savannah-Chatham schools receives funds from Georgia Power to address early childhood learning
Georgia Power will invest $3 million on areas that will focus on improving career readiness and multigenerational economic stability. Read more.

What’s happening


Today

By Your Side – The Moore-Mrocka Tour 2022
By Your Side – The Moore-Mrocka Tour 2022 . Event starts on Wednesday, 23 March 2022 and happening at Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
By Your Side – The Moore-Mrocka Tour 2022
By Your Side – The Moore-Mrocka Tour 2022 . Event starts on Wednesday, 23 March 2022 and happening at Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
An Evening with Anthony Kearns, Irelands Finest Tenor
An Evening with Anthony Kearns, Irelands Finest Tenor Hosted By SAFE Shelter, Center for Domestic Violence Services, Inc.. Event starts on Wednesday, 23 March 2022 and happening at Skidaway Community… Read more.
An Evening with Anthony Kearns, Irelands Finest Tenor
An Evening with Anthony Kearns, Irelands Finest Tenor Hosted By SAFE Shelter, Center for Domestic Violence Services, Inc.. Event starts on Wednesday, 23 March 2022 and happening at Skidaway Community… Read more.

Thursday

March Creative Coast Social at Starland Yard
Join us for our March Social at Starland Yard! Come meet other techies, creatives, founders, and innovators in the Savannah area…Why attend a Creative Coast Social?Creative Coast Socials are a… Read more.
March Creative Coast Social at Starland Yard
Join us for our March Social at Starland Yard! Come meet other techies, creatives, founders, and innovators in the Savannah area…Why attend a Creative Coast Social?Creative Coast Socials are a… Read more.
Soul of Savannah Live Portrait Drawing at Collins Quarter Forsyth
Get your personal portrait drawn by a local artist, while luxuriating in beautiful Forsyth Park, with live music & drinks!Soak in the sun in the heart of Forsyth Park while… Read more.
Soul of Savannah Live Portrait Drawing at Collins Quarter Forsyth
Get your personal portrait drawn by a local artist, while luxuriating in beautiful Forsyth Park, with live music & drinks!Soak in the sun in the heart of Forsyth Park while… Read more.
Buy Local Savannah March Luncheon at Cohens Retreat 
Buy Local Savannah March Luncheon at Cohen’s Retreat happening at Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, United States on Thu Mar 24 2022 at 10:00 am to 01:00 pm Read more.
Buy Local Savannah March Luncheon at Cohens Retreat 
Buy Local Savannah March Luncheon at Cohen’s Retreat happening at Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, United States on Thu Mar 24 2022 at 10:00 am to 01:00 pm Read more.
Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens Show
132 people interested. Rated 4.3 by 7 people. Check out who is attending ✭ exhibiting ✭ speaking ✭ schedule & agenda ✭ reviews ✭ timing ✭ entry ticket fees. 2022… Read more.
Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens Show
132 people interested. Rated 4.3 by 7 people. Check out who is attending ✭ exhibiting ✭ speaking ✭ schedule & agenda ✭ reviews ✭ timing ✭ entry ticket fees. 2022… Read more.
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We have a great selection of tickets, at the best prices, with low fees for all major games and events. Buy tickets for the National Finals Rodeo, World Series, Super… Read more.
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We have a great selection of tickets, at the best prices, with low fees for all major games and events. Buy tickets for the National Finals Rodeo, World Series, Super… Read more.
Life Drawing with Soul of Savannah
Life Drawing with Soul of Savannah Hosted By David Powell. Event starts on Thursday, 24 March 2022 and happening at 1004 W 52nd St, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
Life Drawing with Soul of Savannah
Life Drawing with Soul of Savannah Hosted By David Powell. Event starts on Thursday, 24 March 2022 and happening at 1004 W 52nd St, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
Chart House + Orin Swift Wine Dinner – Savannah
Chart House + Orin Swift Wine Dinner – Savannah Hosted By Chart House. Event starts on Thursday, 24 March 2022 and happening at Chart House, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.
Chart House + Orin Swift Wine Dinner – Savannah
Chart House + Orin Swift Wine Dinner – Savannah Hosted By Chart House. Event starts on Thursday, 24 March 2022 and happening at Chart House, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.

Friday

SOUL IN SAVANNAH
Mr. Lenny Williams creator of the Love song “Because I Love You,” along with THE SUGAA SHACK MAN and Hosted by Comedienne Barbara Carlyle Read more.
SOUL IN SAVANNAH
Mr. Lenny Williams creator of the Love song “Because I Love You,” along with THE SUGAA SHACK MAN and Hosted by Comedienne Barbara Carlyle Read more.
Legends of Rock – The Best of the Tribute Bands 2-Day Event/ Friday Tickets
Coach’s Corner presents Legends of Rock – The Best of the Tribute Bands! Coming to the Soundgarden this Spring! Get your tickets now!Legends of Rock is a unique event where… Read more.
Legends of Rock – The Best of the Tribute Bands 2-Day Event/ Friday Tickets
Coach’s Corner presents Legends of Rock – The Best of the Tribute Bands! Coming to the Soundgarden this Spring! Get your tickets now!Legends of Rock is a unique event where… Read more.
Welcome to AARP Near You – AARP
Welcome to AARP Near You – AARP Read more.
Welcome to AARP Near You – AARP
Welcome to AARP Near You – AARP Read more.
IPC – St. Patrick’s Day – Cultural Exchange
Are you a SCAD international student? Please join us for a traditional “St. Patrick’s Day” meal and to learn more about American Culture. Read more.
IPC – St. Patrick’s Day – Cultural Exchange
Are you a SCAD international student? Please join us for a traditional “St. Patrick’s Day” meal and to learn more about American Culture. Read more.
Mystik Models Savannah
Mystik Models Savannah . Event starts on Friday, 25 March 2022 and happening at Girl Scout First Headquarters, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Mystik Models Savannah
Mystik Models Savannah . Event starts on Friday, 25 March 2022 and happening at Girl Scout First Headquarters, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Big Boogie at Elan (Fri. Mar 25th)
Tickets will ALWAYS be available at the door! Read more.
Big Boogie at Elan (Fri. Mar 25th)
Tickets will ALWAYS be available at the door! Read more.
Show: Palmetto Quilt Festival
A directory of quilting events worldwide. Simply click on of the event types and view the list of quilting events around the world and in your region. Read more.
Show: Palmetto Quilt Festival
A directory of quilting events worldwide. Simply click on of the event types and view the list of quilting events around the world and in your region. Read more.

Saturday

Capra, Depressor, Lumen, Steel Circuit
Capra, Depressor, Lumen, Steel Circuit Hosted By LUMEN. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at The Sentient Bean, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Capra, Depressor, Lumen, Steel Circuit
Capra, Depressor, Lumen, Steel Circuit Hosted By LUMEN. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at The Sentient Bean, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Festival of Rock presents: Head Games—a Tribute to Foreigner
Festival of Rock presents: Head Games—a Tribute to Foreigner Hosted By Head Games – A Tribute to Foreigner. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at Savannah, Georgia,… Read more.
Festival of Rock presents: Head Games—a Tribute to Foreigner
Festival of Rock presents: Head Games—a Tribute to Foreigner Hosted By Head Games – A Tribute to Foreigner. Event starts on Saturday, 26 March 2022 and happening at Savannah, Georgia,… Read more.
One Night Only: Culture & Comedy
Join us for another ONE NIGHT ONLY comedy event with the GAFollowers showcase!!Culture & ComedySat, March 26th, 2022DOORS 730pm |Masks enc| 18+———Presented by GAFollowers!———- “One Night Only” is a recurring… Read more.
One Night Only: Culture & Comedy
Join us for another ONE NIGHT ONLY comedy event with the GAFollowers showcase!!Culture & ComedySat, March 26th, 2022DOORS 730pm |Masks enc| 18+———Presented by GAFollowers!———- “One Night Only” is a recurring… Read more.
2022 Howard Cohen Classic Weightlifting Championships
DATE: March 26, 2022 PLACE: Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center TIME: All weigh-ins will occur 2 hours prior to session start time. SessiPLACE: Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting CenterTIME: All weigh-ins will occur 2 hours… Read more.
2022 Howard Cohen Classic Weightlifting Championships
DATE: March 26, 2022 PLACE: Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center TIME: All weigh-ins will occur 2 hours prior to session start time. SessiPLACE: Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting CenterTIME: All weigh-ins will occur 2 hours… Read more.

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