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January 14, 2022

This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership

Local Weather


☀️ Sunny, with a high near 60. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

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

Quote of the day

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.

-Vicki Baum

The Colonial Park Cemetary has a rich and macabre history.


Built in 1750, the cemetery contains many of Savannah’s earliest settlers, including 700 victims of the great yellow fever epidemic of 1820, all of whom were interred in a mass grave. It is said that the actual number of Savannahians who fell to the plague numbered 666, but the total was rounded up to curtail any mention of the beast. The cemetery also served as the city’s dueling grounds from 1740 until 1877.

Savannah was spared from the total destruction of Sherman’s March to the Sea during the Civil War when the city was surrendered without incident as the Rebel Army retreated across the Savannah River into South Carolina. Later, Sherman presented the city to Abraham Lincoln as a Christmas gift in 1864. But the occupying Union soldiers are reputed to have left their mark in Savannah in a unique and unusual way — by subtly altering the gravestones in the Colonial cemetery. According to local legend, the east wall of the cemetery lie dozens of gravestones which, according to local legend, the soldiers dug up and displaced. They changed the dates of many on the headstones with their bayonets; one man living to the ripe old age of 421, his neighbor living 544 years, and another man’s son was born 1000 years before his father. The reality is that many graves were exhumed and moved during Savannah’s many yellow fever and malaria epidemics when deaths exceeded the available space in the “Old Burying Ground.”

Unfortunately, the cemetery has been the target of vandals for centuries, and local tour guides love to blame “General Sherman’s Bummers.”

One of the most historic and haunted places in one of America’s most beguiling cities.

Know Before You Go

Just east of Chippewa Square. The headstones are hung on a brick wall on the Southeastern corner of the cemetery, close to E. Perry Ln. The Dead Of Night guided tour starts at 11 p.m. and is really not for kiddos. Tons of the local ghost tour operators say this is the place where most people report feeling a ghost! 

News bites


CharliFest Returns to Coligny Saturday, January 15th
CharliFest, a community and music festival returns this Saturday, January 15th from 12-4pm at Coligny. The event honors the life ofand love of Charli Bobinchuck, a true Island child! Special… Read more.
CharliFest Returns to Coligny Saturday, January 15th
CharliFest, a community and music festival returns this Saturday, January 15th from 12-4pm at Coligny. The event honors the life ofand love of Charli Bobinchuck, a true Island child! Special… Read more.
Burnt Church Distillery names charitable partners for 2022
Burnt Church Distillery in Bluffton recently announced a series of charitable partners for 2022. Owner Watterson Brands said the distillery “has committed to serving the community through monthly giveback opportunities” since… Read more.
Burnt Church Distillery names charitable partners for 2022
Burnt Church Distillery in Bluffton recently announced a series of charitable partners for 2022. Owner Watterson Brands said the distillery “has committed to serving the community through monthly giveback opportunities” since… 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.

Saturday

Slutvannah: The Official $luttyBoys Mansion Party | $luthouse, Savannah, GA | January 15 to January 16
Slutvannah: The Official $luttyBoys Mansion Party happening at $luthouse, 3219 College Street, Savannah, United States on Sat Jan 15 2022 at 10:00 pm to Sun Jan 16 2022 at 02:00… Read more.
Slutvannah: The Official $luttyBoys Mansion Party | $luthouse, Savannah, GA | January 15 to January 16
Slutvannah: The Official $luttyBoys Mansion Party happening at $luthouse, 3219 College Street, Savannah, United States on Sat Jan 15 2022 at 10:00 pm to Sun Jan 16 2022 at 02:00… Read more.

Sunday

PJ Library Tu BShevat | Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance
PJ Library Tu B’Shevat happening at Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St, Savannah, United States on Sun Jan 16 2022 at 03:30 pm Read more.
PJ Library Tu BShevat | Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance
PJ Library Tu B’Shevat happening at Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St, Savannah, United States on Sun Jan 16 2022 at 03:30 pm 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.
GNAWING (VA), CHIN UP SPORT, DUSTIN PRICE @ SENTIENT BEAN | The Sentient Bean, Savannah, GA | January 16, 2022
GNAWING (VA), CHIN UP SPORT, DUSTIN PRICE @ SENTIENT BEAN happening at The Sentient Bean, 13 E Park Ave, Savannah, United States on Sun Jan 16 2022 at 07:00 pm Read more.
GNAWING (VA), CHIN UP SPORT, DUSTIN PRICE @ SENTIENT BEAN | The Sentient Bean, Savannah, GA | January 16, 2022
GNAWING (VA), CHIN UP SPORT, DUSTIN PRICE @ SENTIENT BEAN happening at The Sentient Bean, 13 E Park Ave, Savannah, United States on Sun Jan 16 2022 at 07:00 pm Read more.
“The Power Of The Pen” Story of Georgia Citizen Arrest Appeal | Jepson Center for the Arts
“The Power Of The Pen” Story of Georgia Citizen Arrest Appeal happening at Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York Street, Savannah, United States on Sun Jan 16 2022… Read more.
“The Power Of The Pen” Story of Georgia Citizen Arrest Appeal | Jepson Center for the Arts
“The Power Of The Pen” Story of Georgia Citizen Arrest Appeal happening at Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York Street, Savannah, United States on Sun Jan 16 2022… Read more.

Monday

Everything Eyelash Extension Training-
Everything Eyelash Extension Training- happening at 100 Bull Street, Savannah, United States on Mon Jan 17 2022 at 10:00 am to 02:00… Read more.
Everything Eyelash Extension Training-
Everything Eyelash Extension Training- happening at 100 Bull Street, Savannah, United States on Mon Jan 17 2022 at 10:00 am to 02:00… Read more.
Savannah,GA – Tooth Gem/Teeth Whitening Training 
Tooth Gem/Teeth Whitening Training happening at100 Bull Street, Savannah, United States on Mon Jan 17 2022 at 03:00 pm to… Read more.
Savannah,GA – Tooth Gem/Teeth Whitening Training 
Tooth Gem/Teeth Whitening Training happening at100 Bull Street, Savannah, United States on Mon Jan 17 2022 at 03:00 pm to… Read more.
Everything Hair Extensions, 5 Techniques! Savannah,GA | Regus – Georgia, Savannah – Bull Street | January 17, 2022
Everything Hair Extensions, 5 Techniques! 100 Bull Street, Savannah, on Mon Jan 17 2022 at 10:00 am to… Read more.
Everything Hair Extensions, 5 Techniques! Savannah,GA | Regus – Georgia, Savannah – Bull Street | January 17, 2022
Everything Hair Extensions, 5 Techniques! 100 Bull Street, Savannah, on Mon Jan 17 2022 at 10:00 am to… Read more.

Tuesday

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.
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.

Wednesday

Yes, Queen! Drag Queen Pub Crawl SAVANNAH
Party with the HOTTEST Queens in town!. Bachelorette Birthdays! Read more.
Yes, Queen! Drag Queen Pub Crawl SAVANNAH
Party with the HOTTEST Queens in town!. Bachelorette Birthdays! Read more.
Jeremy Denk, piano
Jeremy Denk, piano, performs Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1.The esteemed pianist Jeremy Denk—MacArthur Fellow, writer, and noted musical commentator—performs Book I of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, the preludes and fugues that… Read more.
Jeremy Denk, piano
Jeremy Denk, piano, performs Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1.The esteemed pianist Jeremy Denk—MacArthur Fellow, writer, and noted musical commentator—performs Book I of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, the preludes and fugues that… Read more.
January Paint & Sip
Paint & Sip!Join us with some friends, and I’ll teach you how to paint this beautiful painting! There’s room for some creative license if you want to use other colors,… Read more.
January Paint & Sip
Paint & Sip!Join us with some friends, and I’ll teach you how to paint this beautiful painting! There’s room for some creative license if you want to use other colors,… Read more.
Inhuman Condition with Crusadist (CANCELLED)
Metal Madness at The Wormhole Read more.
Inhuman Condition with Crusadist (CANCELLED)
Metal Madness at The Wormhole Read more.

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