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Roller Derby, Dessert Spots, & Casting Calls

This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership

Local Weather


🌧️A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 57. Light west wind.

Tonight – A 20 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight.


Quote of the day

The beginning of wisdom is to do away with fear.

Yohannes Gebregeorgis

Savannah’s Roller Derby Devils


It is hard to believe that roller derby, the underground women’s contact sport and on-again-off-again activity for women, has been around since at least the early 1900s. It started as banked track racing with teams competing in “Transcontinental Roller Derby” marathons of 3,000 miles. After World War II, it returned in an aggressive, more over-the-top form in the 1940s. With loosely scripted stories and an emphasis on theatrics rather than athletics, think professional wrestling on small wheels. Roller derby was almost extinct by the end of the 1970s. However, grassroots efforts helped to revive it in the 2000s. Savannah was eager to join the fun, as there were suddenly many leagues and teams across the country. Heather Hamilton Watson, a roller derby legend known as Ms. Dfiant invited women to Star Castle Family Entertainment Center in 2006 to form a team. Many of the people who came had not skated in many years and no one had ever seen a real derby. But it was like an underdog sports movie. The Savannah Derby Devils were born.

The Derby Devils were full members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association by 2014. They had assembled a dedicated, hard-working, and talented team of women. Modern roller derby has gotten rid of the giddy antics and is now considered a legitimate sport. There have been attempts to get it into the Olympics. However, the “jammers and “blockers”, who still have their wild names and colorful personalities, are still respected. The Savannah Derby Devils are a source of inspiration for young Savannah girls and women, much like superheroes. The Savannah Jr. Derbytaunts is a league for little sisters aged eight to seventeen.

News bites


Driftaway Cafe hosts a special interview with an amazing local artist.
Michele Snell is a multi-talented artist. From oils on canvas, to murals that include iconic landmarks like the Tybee Island Lighthouse painted on someone’s staircase, Michele can do it all.… Read more.
Driftaway Cafe hosts a special interview with an amazing local artist.
Michele Snell is a multi-talented artist. From oils on canvas, to murals that include iconic landmarks like the Tybee Island Lighthouse painted on someone’s staircase, Michele can do it all.… Read more.
‘Halloween Ends’ filming in Savannah area. Casting call seeks real families, cops, EMTs and more
The latest installment of the ‘Halloween’ horror movie franchise is bringing Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis to the Hostess City of the South. Read more.
‘Halloween Ends’ filming in Savannah area. Casting call seeks real families, cops, EMTs and more
The latest installment of the ‘Halloween’ horror movie franchise is bringing Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis to the Hostess City of the South. Read more.
Savannaha’s junior roller derby welcomes new skaters
Roller Derby may conjure images of the old WWE-style skating brawls, but a group in Savannah is trying to stamp out that stigma and empower young women. Read more.
Savannaha’s junior roller derby welcomes new skaters
Roller Derby may conjure images of the old WWE-style skating brawls, but a group in Savannah is trying to stamp out that stigma and empower young women. Read more.
Dessert spots in Savannah
SAre you too tired to dedicate the time needed for homemade desserts? Don’t worry, Savannah has plenty to offer in terms of sweets. Here are five… Read more.
Dessert spots in Savannah
SAre you too tired to dedicate the time needed for homemade desserts? Don’t worry, Savannah has plenty to offer in terms of sweets. Here are five… Read more.
Memorial Health seeing a decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations
Infectious disease specialist believes they may have reached their peak Read more.
Memorial Health seeing a decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations
Infectious disease specialist believes they may have reached their peak 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.

Wednesday

The Women Project Savannah Launch Party | Savannah Taphouse
The Women Project Savannah Launch Party happening at Savannah Taphouse, 125 East Broughton Street, Savannah, United States on Wed Jan 26 2022 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm Read more.
The Women Project Savannah Launch Party | Savannah Taphouse
The Women Project Savannah Launch Party happening at Savannah Taphouse, 125 East Broughton Street, Savannah, United States on Wed Jan 26 2022 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm Read more.

Thursday

Atlanta Rhythm Section at Victory North in Savannah on January 27, 2022
All Ages (Under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian)Presented by Filthy Nasty Productions Read more.
Atlanta Rhythm Section at Victory North in Savannah on January 27, 2022
All Ages (Under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian)Presented by Filthy Nasty Productions Read more.
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Page not found – World Trade Center Savannah
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Luncheon – Buy Local Savannah
Buy Local Past Presidents to Speak at January Luncheon on the Savannah RiverboatBuy Local Savannah will host its first luncheon of 2022 on Thursday, January 27 from 11 AM–1 PM on the Savannah Riverboat, located at 9 East River Street in Savannah. Read more.
Luncheon – Buy Local Savannah
Buy Local Past Presidents to Speak at January Luncheon on the Savannah RiverboatBuy Local Savannah will host its first luncheon of 2022 on Thursday, January 27 from 11 AM–1 PM on the Savannah Riverboat, located at 9 East River Street in Savannah. Read more.

Friday

WOW: A Really Good Comedy Show
A Stand Up comedy showcase featuring some of the best performers from all over the country! Read more.
WOW: A Really Good Comedy Show
A Stand Up comedy showcase featuring some of the best performers from all over the country! Read more.
Figure at Elan Savannah (
Figure up in here!Elan Savannah presentsFigureSupport:TBALine-Up:TBATickets: www.elansavannah.comThis event is 18 and up. Must show photo ID at the door. Sections on either side of the stage are sold as VIP… Read more.
Figure at Elan Savannah (
Figure up in here!Elan Savannah presentsFigureSupport:TBALine-Up:TBATickets: www.elansavannah.comThis event is 18 and up. Must show photo ID at the door. Sections on either side of the stage are sold as VIP… Read more.
DOG DAYS PRESENTS.. Okey Dokey / Nordista Freeze / Jalen Reyes
OKEY DOKEY + NORDISTA co headlining banger featuring Savannah folk drum hero JALEN REYES and his new damn band. Read more.
DOG DAYS PRESENTS.. Okey Dokey / Nordista Freeze / Jalen Reyes
OKEY DOKEY + NORDISTA co headlining banger featuring Savannah folk drum hero JALEN REYES and his new damn band. Read more.

Saturday

Zach Deputy @ District Live at Plant Riverside District
TicZach Deputy’s upcoming concert at District Live at Plant Riverside District in Savannah on Jan 25, 2022. Read more.
Zach Deputy @ District Live at Plant Riverside District
TicZach Deputy’s upcoming concert at District Live at Plant Riverside District in Savannah on Jan 25, 2022. Read more.
Dustin Sims Live at The Wormhole
Stand up comedy Live at The Wormhole- Dustin SimsDustin Sims is a comedian from Oxford, Alabama. Best known for his Snapchat videos and ‘Talking to Myself’ series. His unique style… Read more.
Dustin Sims Live at The Wormhole
Stand up comedy Live at The Wormhole- Dustin SimsDustin Sims is a comedian from Oxford, Alabama. Best known for his Snapchat videos and ‘Talking to Myself’ series. His unique style… Read more.
RUMOURS: a Tribute To Fleetwood Mac
The authentic recreation of Fleetwood Mac show is coming back to Victory North Savannah 2022!Formed in 2014, Rumours (also known as Rumours ATL) has taken the U.S. by storm with… Read more.
RUMOURS: a Tribute To Fleetwood Mac
The authentic recreation of Fleetwood Mac show is coming back to Victory North Savannah 2022!Formed in 2014, Rumours (also known as Rumours ATL) has taken the U.S. by storm with… Read more.

Sunday

Herbal Salves 101 | Cosmic Corner, Savannah, 
Herbal Salves 101 happening at Cosmic Corner, 305 east 38th street, Savannah, United States on Sun Jan 30 2022 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm Read more.
Herbal Salves 101 | Cosmic Corner, Savannah, 
Herbal Salves 101 happening at Cosmic Corner, 305 east 38th street, Savannah, United States on Sun Jan 30 2022 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm Read more.
Frosty balls | VFW Post 660, Savannah
Frosty balls happening at VFW Post 660, 5115 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, GA 31405, Savannah, United States on Sun Feb 06 2022 at 09:00 am Read more.
Frosty balls | VFW Post 660, Savannah
Frosty balls happening at VFW Post 660, 5115 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, GA 31405, Savannah, United States on Sun Feb 06 2022 at 09:00 am Read more.

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