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January 12, 2022

This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership

Local Weather


☀️ Sunny, with a high near 60. North wind 3 to 6 mph.

Tonight – 🌔 Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Light north wind.

Quote of the day

You cannot save people, you can only love them.

-Anaïs Nin

What’s up with the giant globe?


You can’t miss the massive globe looming over the surrounding buildings if you’re crossing DeRenne Avenue and White Bluff Road. The Savannah Gas Company built the sixty-foot-diameter natural gas storage tank in 1957 and used it for that purpose until the 1970s. Ted Turner’s father, R.E. Turner, Jr., is said to have given the company the idea to paint it to look like a globe. It was painted to look like a school globe by Leo Berkemeier and another man. According to his grandson, Berkemeier fell from the structure during the job, sustaining serious injuries. The original paint job depicted all of the national boundaries, but it was later painted to resemble Earth as it appears from space.

International mural artist Eric Henn repainted the globe in 1998, including Hurricane Floyd threatening the Georgia coast. Still, it had to be fixed after it was pointed out that the hurricane was spinning the wrong way. The globe has appeared in a few films, including Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck’s Forces of Nature and Michael Caine and Katie Holmes’ Dear Dictator.
You’d be correct if you thought the massive landmark would be a natural point of reference. Many Savannah residents who return to town rely on the globe to tell them they’ve arrived. Until recently, there was a signpost next to the globe that displayed the distance in miles to various locations worldwide, including Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Mumbai.

News bites


Mountainfilm on Tour-Savannah, January 26–29, 2022
Mountainfilm on Tour-Savannah is scheduled for January 26–29, 2022, and will screen over thirty films throughout the four-day festival. The mission of Mountainfilm on Tour-Savannah is to educate and inspire… Read more.
Mountainfilm on Tour-Savannah, January 26–29, 2022
Mountainfilm on Tour-Savannah is scheduled for January 26–29, 2022, and will screen over thirty films throughout the four-day festival. The mission of Mountainfilm on Tour-Savannah is to educate and inspire… Read more.
Opening of the Enmarket Arena in Savannah delayed; Riley Green concert postponed to Feb. 6
The long anticipated opening of the Enmarket Arena on Savannah’s westside has been pushed back due to several COVID-related issues, including supply chain disruptions. The city announced the delay on… Read more.
Opening of the Enmarket Arena in Savannah delayed; Riley Green concert postponed to Feb. 6
The long anticipated opening of the Enmarket Arena on Savannah’s westside has been pushed back due to several COVID-related issues, including supply chain disruptions. The city announced the delay on… Read more.
Savannah Voice Festival Announces Artistic Collaboration In Savannah
Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF) has partnered with leading arts organizations in the city of Savannah including Historic Savannah Foundation/Davenport House Museum and Savannah African Art Museum for a weekend of… Read more.
Savannah Voice Festival Announces Artistic Collaboration In Savannah
Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF) has partnered with leading arts organizations in the city of Savannah including Historic Savannah Foundation/Davenport House Museum and Savannah African Art Museum for a weekend of… Read more.

EVENTS


Today

Bruce Davidson: Face to Face » Telfair Museums
Bruce Davidson: Face to Face is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Bruce Davidson: Face to Face » Telfair Museums
Bruce Davidson: Face to Face is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop » Telfair Museums
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop » Telfair Museums
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond » Telfair Museums
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond » Telfair Museums
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Sips at The Station
Sips at the Station is Savannah’s best networking event benefiting our community and encouraging guests to discover all things local! Read more.
Sips at The Station
Sips at the Station is Savannah’s best networking event benefiting our community and encouraging guests to discover all things local! Read more.

Thursday

Bluffton Farmer’s Market
Bluffton Farmer’s Market is open from 12 noon until 5:00pm. Read more.
Bluffton Farmer’s Market
Bluffton Farmer’s Market is open from 12 noon until 5:00pm. Read more.
Enmarket Arena preparing for ribbon cutting, parking lots will not be complete at opening
9:30 am – Celebrate the completion of the Enmarket Arena with a ribbon cutting. Read more.
Enmarket Arena preparing for ribbon cutting, parking lots will not be complete at opening
9:30 am – Celebrate the completion of the Enmarket Arena with a ribbon cutting. Read more.

Friday

Online Event Registration Service – Eventbrite – This event is not available
Eventbrite gives you all the online tools you need to bring people together for an event and sell tickets. Read more.
Online Event Registration Service – Eventbrite – This event is not available
Eventbrite gives you all the online tools you need to bring people together for an event and sell tickets. Read more.

Saturday

Let Freedom Ring: A Tribute to the Late Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Plant Riverside District with an official dedication, monument unveiling and live music.Plant Riverside District, known as Savannah’s Entertainment District, will officially… Read more.
Let Freedom Ring: A Tribute to the Late Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Plant Riverside District with an official dedication, monument unveiling and live music.Plant Riverside District, known as Savannah’s Entertainment District, will officially… Read more.
Breakout Banger 2022! (Metal Show)
WrightLane Productions and The Wormhole Presents Breakout Banger 2022!Yosemite in Black are back and bringing the Bang to Savannah. Special guest Defy the Tyrant, Tooth Rat, and Soniq Armada. Doors… Read more.
Breakout Banger 2022! (Metal Show)
WrightLane Productions and The Wormhole Presents Breakout Banger 2022!Yosemite in Black are back and bringing the Bang to Savannah. Special guest Defy the Tyrant, Tooth Rat, and Soniq Armada. Doors… Read more.

Sunday

Savannah Jazz Monthly Concert Series, Ben Rosenblum Trio
The Ben Rosenblum Trio, a Savannah favorite!This concert is free for members, $20 for guests.Cocktails at 4:20, Doors open at 4:40DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, ALL MEMBERS MUST RSVP TO RESERVE… Read more.
Savannah Jazz Monthly Concert Series, Ben Rosenblum Trio
The Ben Rosenblum Trio, a Savannah favorite!This concert is free for members, $20 for guests.Cocktails at 4:20, Doors open at 4:40DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, ALL MEMBERS MUST RSVP TO RESERVE… Read more.
Three Choirs Festival
Cathedral Basilica Choir, Wesley Monumental United Methodist Choir, and Christ Church Anglican Choir sing together.Experience the grandeur of more than 120 voices with the Cathedral Basilica Choir, Brass, and organ.The… Read more.
Three Choirs Festival
Cathedral Basilica Choir, Wesley Monumental United Methodist Choir, and Christ Church Anglican Choir sing together.Experience the grandeur of more than 120 voices with the Cathedral Basilica Choir, Brass, and organ.The… Read more.
Drag Me To Brunch
Brunch + Drag ShowJoin us on Sunday, January 16th, as we welcome Jordan Sophia Alexander and their special guests to the stage for a “Brunch with the Legends”! Each $20… Read more.
Drag Me To Brunch
Brunch + Drag ShowJoin us on Sunday, January 16th, as we welcome Jordan Sophia Alexander and their special guests to the stage for a “Brunch with the Legends”! Each $20… Read more.

Monday


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