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Sleeping with spirits, new grand marshal & Bananas tryouts

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Today – ☁️ Cloudy| 61 🌡️ |💨 Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph.

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Quote of the day

Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.

-Isabel Allende

Sleeping With The Spirits


Mansion on Forsyth Park

The music, ambiance, and food could set the mood, but, the most experienced hosts realize that it’s the guests who bring the spirit to any celebration. The South is often hailed as the world’s hostess city, as well as its most popular favorite, Savannah is home to many venues that offer the mood as well as “spirit.”

The extravagantly elegant Mansion at Forsyth Park, arguably one of Savannah’s best hotels, is full of romantic indulgences. It was completed in 2005. This magnificent hotel is a seamless extension of a more dated building, a real mansion, recognizable by its address: 700 Drayton. The Romanesque masterpiece, which is adorned with a tower and the gothic arched entranceway has been a prominent presence in Forsyth Park for over 12 decades. It was built in 1888 as an individual home to family members from the Lewis Kayton family, the mansion is now the hotel’s five-star restaurant and also a cooking school, where guests hone their cooking abilities. This is the great thing about it. The mansion at 700 Drayton was not always a place for those who live. The elegant parlors that boast lavish mahogany trim once housed the dead.

In 1953, the Lewis Kayton mansion became the residence for Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors which was one of Savannah’s most storied and most well-known undertaking companies. Over the next five decades, the red-brick and terra-cotta mansion functioned as Savannah’s top mortuary, holding funerals of famous Savannahians like Danny Hansford, the high-spirited victim of Savannah’s most famous crime, which was made famous in the novel by John Berendt, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

The elegantly appointed rooms that used to be watching rooms to the dead are now luxurious dining rooms where the best cuisine on the menu in Savannah serves. Don’t miss the cocktails in the upper level. A hip hotspot that has a Bohemian design with a rooftop patio. Casimir’s Lounge is famous for having some of the most delicious martinis you can find in the Coastal Empire. If you want to dust your nose, there’s an elegantly appointed bathroom across the hall – an old bathroom that served as an embalming room.

Around Town


Local nonprofit providing diaper stations around Chatham County
A local nonprofit is providing a solution for making diapers more accessible to families. Shelter From the Rain has installed 5 new diaper stations all around (WSAV)… Read more.
Local nonprofit providing diaper stations around Chatham County
A local nonprofit is providing a solution for making diapers more accessible to families. Shelter From the Rain has installed 5 new diaper stations all around (WSAV)… Read more.
Committee chooses grand marshal for Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Committee elected a grand marshal Sunday for this year’s parade. Committee members gathered in the gym of Benedictine Military School to vote on who should (Fox28media)… Read more.
Committee chooses grand marshal for Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Committee elected a grand marshal Sunday for this year’s parade. Committee members gathered in the gym of Benedictine Military School to vote on who should (Fox28media)… Read more.
Article – New Haven Register
(AP) Officials in Savannah are moving ahead with plans to bring back… Read more.
Article – New Haven Register
(AP) Officials in Savannah are moving ahead with plans to bring back… Read more.
Savannah Bananas hold tryouts for Banana Ball Spring Tour
40 players will be chosen for two teams (WJCL) Read more.
Savannah Bananas hold tryouts for Banana Ball Spring Tour
40 players will be chosen for two teams (WJCL) Read more.
UGA hosts marine conservation summit for Savannah youth
UGA hosted their 8th annual Savannah Youth Ocean Conservation Summit on Saturday. The event teaches middle school and high school students about the importance of protecting the ocean and marine (Fox28media)… Read more.
UGA hosts marine conservation summit for Savannah youth
UGA hosted their 8th annual Savannah Youth Ocean Conservation Summit on Saturday. The event teaches middle school and high school students about the importance of protecting the ocean and marine (Fox28media)… Read more.

What’s Happenin’


Today

Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival
Over the course of seven days guests take in celebrity guest chef dinners, the best of southern pitmasters, local wildlife, cooking demos, wine tastings, mixologist, scholars and more. The festival explores the South’s evolving food culture, which has been returning to its roots in recent years by honoring its rich native agriculture. Read more.
Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival
Over the course of seven days guests take in celebrity guest chef dinners, the best of southern pitmasters, local wildlife, cooking demos, wine tastings, mixologist, scholars and more. The festival explores the South’s evolving food culture, which has been returning to its roots in recent years by honoring its rich native agriculture. Read more.
Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum 2022
Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum 2022 Hosted By Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum. Event starts on Monday, 28 February 2022 and happening at Kehoe Iron Works, Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum 2022
Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum 2022 Hosted By Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum. Event starts on Monday, 28 February 2022 and happening at Kehoe Iron Works, Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
Amber Higgins’s “Heart and Soul” Trunk Show
View artist Amber Higgins’s handmade jewelry exhibit & trunk show “Heart and Soul” at The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s Grand Bohemian Gallery! Read more.
Amber Higgins’s “Heart and Soul” Trunk Show
View artist Amber Higgins’s handmade jewelry exhibit & trunk show “Heart and Soul” at The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s Grand Bohemian Gallery! Read more.
Mamma Mia! in Atlanta at Savannah Theatre 2022
Complete Information About Mamma Mia! in Atlanta at Savannah Theatre. The Historic Savannah Theatre brings back their most popular show ever – the Worldwide Smash Hit Musical based on the… Read more.
Mamma Mia! in Atlanta at Savannah Theatre 2022
Complete Information About Mamma Mia! in Atlanta at Savannah Theatre. The Historic Savannah Theatre brings back their most popular show ever – the Worldwide Smash Hit Musical based on the… Read more.

Tuesday

Wine with Team H4H Pour 4 A Cure – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society MWOY Event | 208 Wine Bar, Savannah
Wine with Team H4H Pour 4 A Cure – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society MWOY at 208 Wine Bar, 208 East Bay Street on Tue Mar… Read more.
Wine with Team H4H Pour 4 A Cure – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society MWOY Event | 208 Wine Bar, Savannah
Wine with Team H4H Pour 4 A Cure – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society MWOY at 208 Wine Bar, 208 East Bay Street on Tue Mar… Read more.

Wednesday

Bo & Seans Crawfish Crawl Ride | Savannah Harley-Davidson | 
Bo & Sean’s Crawfish Crawl Ride happening at Savannah Harley-Davidson, 1 Fort Argyle Rd, Savannah, United States on Wed Mar 02 2022 at 03:00 pm Read more.
Bo & Seans Crawfish Crawl Ride | Savannah Harley-Davidson | 
Bo & Sean’s Crawfish Crawl Ride happening at Savannah Harley-Davidson, 1 Fort Argyle Rd, Savannah, United States on Wed Mar 02 2022 at 03:00 pm Read more.
PULSE Art + Technology Festival 2022 | Jepson Center, Savannah, GA | March 2 to March 5
PULSE Art + Technology Festival 2022 happening at Jepson Center, 207 W York St, Savannah, GA 31401, Savannah, United States on Wed Mar 02 2022 at 10:00 am to Sat… Read more.
PULSE Art + Technology Festival 2022 | Jepson Center, Savannah, GA | March 2 to March 5
PULSE Art + Technology Festival 2022 happening at Jepson Center, 207 W York St, Savannah, GA 31401, Savannah, United States on Wed Mar 02 2022 at 10:00 am to Sat… Read more.

Thursday

Lake Street Dive w/ Lucie Silvas at District Live, Powered by Live Nation | District Live Powered by Live Nation
Lake Street Dive w/ Lucie Silvas at District Live, Powered by Live Nation happening at District Live Powered by Live Nation, 400 W River Street, Savannah… Read more.
Lake Street Dive w/ Lucie Silvas at District Live, Powered by Live Nation | District Live Powered by Live Nation
Lake Street Dive w/ Lucie Silvas at District Live, Powered by Live Nation happening at District Live Powered by Live Nation, 400 W River Street, Savannah… Read more.
Vulture Food Pop Up | Southbound Brewing Company
Vulture Food Pop Up happening at Southbound Brewing Company, 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannahat 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm Read more.
Vulture Food Pop Up | Southbound Brewing Company
Vulture Food Pop Up happening at Southbound Brewing Company, 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannahat 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm Read more.
Business Connection Oyster Roast at Tubbys
Business Connection Oyster Roast at Tubbys Hosted By Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. Event starts on Thursday, 3 March 2022 and happening at Tubbys Tank House Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt, GE. Register… Read more.
Business Connection Oyster Roast at Tubbys
Business Connection Oyster Roast at Tubbys Hosted By Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. Event starts on Thursday, 3 March 2022 and happening at Tubbys Tank House Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt, GE. Register… Read more.

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