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Haint Blue, Customized Bike Routes & Ottawa Farms Mini Tractor Pull

This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership

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Today – 🌤️ Partly sunny | 78 🌡️ |💨South wind 8 to 18 mph.

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Quote of the day

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.

-Mark Twain

Haint Blue and Such


Haint Blue Door and Ceiling

Every day, a stroll in Savannah’s Historic District is an opportunity to relive the hidden significance of the past. One of the most well-known as well as popular features is the use of Haint Blue. Haint is an old slang, meaning ghost. It was widely used throughout the region for centuries it was derived from Gullah-Geechee, the language spoken during the colonial period.

The belief that ghosts are present in Savannah is very strong. It’s not uncommon to meet logical and rational people who go to great lengths to remove or keep the dead from their dwellings. There is a long-standing belief that ghosts aren’t able to cross waters, therefore, beginning with Gullah’s custom of covering the entrance to their homes with a light blue color, akin to chalk paint, came into existence. The idea behind the color was to frighten and repel ghosts.

In time, colonists adopted the method and Haint Blue began popping everywhere from front doors to shutters to entire rooms. Rooms in the interior, like the rooms for children or birthing rooms, were coated with a pale blue hue. Nowadays, Haint Blue is still the most popular color choice.

The color is surprising, as it is being used to reduce the presence of gnats on porches and fronts and adds to the appealing look.

Around Town


Savannah corner store initiative brings produce to underserved communities
Healthy Savannah and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia received a city grant to continue providing healthy food to underserved communities through the three-year-old Corner Store Initiative. In 2019, the pair… Read more.
Savannah corner store initiative brings produce to underserved communities
Healthy Savannah and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia received a city grant to continue providing healthy food to underserved communities through the three-year-old Corner Store Initiative. In 2019, the pair… Read more.
“Exploring the Use of Cowrie Shells as Currency”: a Savannah African Art Museum Workshop
The Savannah African Art Museum will launch their new workshop, “Exploring the Use of Cowrie Shells as Currency” Saturday, April 9 from 11-12:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the… Read more.
“Exploring the Use of Cowrie Shells as Currency”: a Savannah African Art Museum Workshop
The Savannah African Art Museum will launch their new workshop, “Exploring the Use of Cowrie Shells as Currency” Saturday, April 9 from 11-12:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the… Read more.
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Thousands registered for Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon
The event was held virtually the past two years, due to COVID-19 Read more.
Thousands registered for Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon
The event was held virtually the past two years, due to COVID-19 Read more.

What’s happening


Today

Sip & Glow – A Night with Celebrity Makeup Artist Roxanne Rizzo
Sip & Glow – A Night with Celebrity Makeup Artist Roxanne Rizzo Hosted By Connect Savannah. The event starts on Wednesday at Perry Lane Hotel, A…
Sip & Glow – A Night with Celebrity Makeup Artist Roxanne Rizzo
Sip & Glow – A Night with Celebrity Makeup Artist Roxanne Rizzo Hosted By Connect Savannah. The event starts on Wednesday at Perry Lane Hotel, A…
John Jorgenson @ Charles H. Morris Center
Tickets and RSVP information for John Jorgenson’s upcoming concert at Charles H. Morris Center in Savannah.
John Jorgenson @ Charles H. Morris Center
Tickets and RSVP information for John Jorgenson’s upcoming concert at Charles H. Morris Center in Savannah.
2022 Fly Fishing Film Tour
Fly Fishing Film Tour Benefit Hosted By The F3T. Event starts on Wednesday, 30 March 2022 at 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah.…
2022 Fly Fishing Film Tour
Fly Fishing Film Tour Benefit Hosted By The F3T. Event starts on Wednesday, 30 March 2022 at 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah.…

Thursday

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
Tickets and RSVP information for Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley’s upcoming concert at Garden Assembly Room in Savannah. Read more.
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
Tickets and RSVP information for Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley’s upcoming concert at Garden Assembly Room in Savannah. Read more.
Laiken Love @ Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant
Get concert info and buy tickets to Laiken Love’s upcoming concert at Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant in Savannah on Mar 31, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Laiken Love @ Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant
Get concert info and buy tickets to Laiken Love’s upcoming concert at Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant in Savannah on Mar 31, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
The Runaway Grooms – 2022 Spring Tour – Savannah, GA
The Runaway Grooms – 2022 Spring Tour – Savannah, GA Hosted By The Runaway Grooms. Event starts on Thursday at Southbound Brewing Company.… Read more.
The Runaway Grooms – 2022 Spring Tour – Savannah, GA
The Runaway Grooms – 2022 Spring Tour – Savannah, GA Hosted By The Runaway Grooms. Event starts on Thursday at Southbound Brewing Company.… Read more.
Pink Up The Pace
Pink Up The Pace Hosted By Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia and the Lowcountry. The event starts on Thursday, 31 March 2022 at Fleet Feet Savannah,.. Read more.
Pink Up The Pace
Pink Up The Pace Hosted By Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia and the Lowcountry. The event starts on Thursday, 31 March 2022 at Fleet Feet Savannah,.. Read more.
Hot Club of Cowtown
Tickets and RSVP information for Hot Club of Cowtown’s upcoming concert at Lucas Theatre For the Arts in Savannah. Read more.
Hot Club of Cowtown
Tickets and RSVP information for Hot Club of Cowtown’s upcoming concert at Lucas Theatre For the Arts in Savannah. Read more.
Jon Lee Murphy Duo
Jon Lee Murphy Duo at Jazz’d Tapas Bar: This sultry and sophisticated tapas bar, located in the heart of Downtown Savannah, features swinging tunes six nights a week, an internationally… Read more.
Jon Lee Murphy Duo
Jon Lee Murphy Duo at Jazz’d Tapas Bar: This sultry and sophisticated tapas bar, located in the heart of Downtown Savannah, features swinging tunes six nights a week, an internationally… Read more.

Friday

Andrew Bird w/ Iron and Wine
Iron and Wine . Event starts on Friday at District Live, Savannah. Read more.
Andrew Bird w/ Iron and Wine
Iron and Wine . Event starts on Friday at District Live, Savannah. Read more.
John Mulaney Savannah tickets – Enmarket Arena 
Buy John Mulaney in Savannah performance at Enmarket Arena. Read more.
John Mulaney Savannah tickets – Enmarket Arena 
Buy John Mulaney in Savannah performance at Enmarket Arena. Read more.
Live At Starland Yard
Live At Starland Yard Hosted By Harlan, Saved. Event starts on Friday, 1 April 2022 at Starland Yard, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Live At Starland Yard
Live At Starland Yard Hosted By Harlan, Saved. Event starts on Friday, 1 April 2022 at Starland Yard, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
April Fools Comedy Drag Show
April Fools Comedy Drag Show Hosted By Jordan Sophia Alexander/ Ghost Coast Distillery. The event starts on Friday, 1 April 2022 at Ghost Coast Distillery… Read more.
April Fools Comedy Drag Show
April Fools Comedy Drag Show Hosted By Jordan Sophia Alexander/ Ghost Coast Distillery. The event starts on Friday, 1 April 2022 at Ghost Coast Distillery… Read more.
Damon & the S!*#kickers
Damon & the S!*#kickers Hosted By Molly McGuires. Event starts on Friday at Molly McGuires, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Damon & the S!*#kickers
Damon & the S!*#kickers Hosted By Molly McGuires. Event starts on Friday at Molly McGuires, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.

Saturday

Savannah v. Asheville Rugby | Daffin Park, Savannah
Savannah v. Asheville at Daffin Park, Savannah at 12:00 pm Read more.
Savannah v. Asheville Rugby | Daffin Park, Savannah
Savannah v. Asheville at Daffin Park, Savannah at 12:00 pm Read more.
Electric Avenue @ St Peters Parish Center
Get concert info and buy tickets to Electric Avenue’s upcoming concert at St Peters Parish Center in Savannah Gardens on Apr 02, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Electric Avenue @ St Peters Parish Center
Get concert info and buy tickets to Electric Avenue’s upcoming concert at St Peters Parish Center in Savannah Gardens on Apr 02, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Amina Scott @ Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant
Tickets and RSVP information for Amina Scott’s upcoming concert at Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant in Savannah Read more.
Amina Scott @ Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant
Tickets and RSVP information for Amina Scott’s upcoming concert at Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant in Savannah Read more.
Andrew Bird w/ Iron and Wine
Iron and Wine . Event starts on Friday at District Live, Savannah. Read more.
Andrew Bird w/ Iron and Wine
Iron and Wine . Event starts on Friday at District Live, Savannah. Read more.
Cyril Durant @ CreekFire RV Resort
Tickets and RSVP information for Cyril Durant’s upcoming concert at CreekFire RV Resort in Savannah Read more.
Cyril Durant @ CreekFire RV Resort
Tickets and RSVP information for Cyril Durant’s upcoming concert at CreekFire RV Resort in Savannah Read more.
Phatt Katz Comedy 1st Saturdays at Good To Go – Hinesville, GA
Phatt Katz Comedy 1st Saturdays at Good To Go – Hinesville, GA Hosted By Phatt Katz. Event starts on Saturday at Good to Go Jamaican… Read more.
Phatt Katz Comedy 1st Saturdays at Good To Go – Hinesville, GA
Phatt Katz Comedy 1st Saturdays at Good To Go – Hinesville, GA Hosted By Phatt Katz. Event starts on Saturday at Good to Go Jamaican… Read more.
The Yacht Club
The Yacht Club Hosted By Coachs Corner. Event starts on Saturday at Coachs Corner, Savannah Read more.
The Yacht Club
The Yacht Club Hosted By Coachs Corner. Event starts on Saturday at Coachs Corner, Savannah Read more.
Willis w/ Parrotfish and ecov
Willis w/ Parrotfish and ecovi . The event starts on Saturday at District Live, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Willis w/ Parrotfish and ecov
Willis w/ Parrotfish and ecovi . The event starts on Saturday at District Live, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Movers LIVE
Movers LIVE Hosted By Southbound Brewing Company. Event starts on Saturday at Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah Read more.
Movers LIVE
Movers LIVE Hosted By Southbound Brewing Company. Event starts on Saturday at Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah Read more.
The Return @ Private Event
Tickets and RSVP information for The Return’s upcoming concert at Private Event in Savannah. Read more.
The Return @ Private Event
Tickets and RSVP information for The Return’s upcoming concert at Private Event in Savannah. Read more.
Ottawa Farms Strawberry Festival Mini Tractor Pull
Ribbon Cutting: Bella Mias Cucina Italiana Hosted By Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. The event starts on Wednesday at 04:00 pm at Richmond Hill., … Read more.
Ottawa Farms Strawberry Festival Mini Tractor Pull
Ribbon Cutting: Bella Mias Cucina Italiana Hosted By Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. The event starts on Wednesday at 04:00 pm at Richmond Hill., … Read more.
NOON30: McIntosh County Shouters – Savannah Music Festival
A compelling fusion of dance, call-and-response singing, and percussion (consisting of hand-clapping and beating a stick on the floor), the ring shout tradition of the Georgia and South Carolina coast… Read more.
NOON30: McIntosh County Shouters – Savannah Music Festival
A compelling fusion of dance, call-and-response singing, and percussion (consisting of hand-clapping and beating a stick on the floor), the ring shout tradition of the Georgia and South Carolina coast… Read more.

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