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The Waving Girl, Chess for Vets & TEDxSavannah 

This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership

Good Morning, Savannah. Happy National Typewriter Day! The first typewriter as we know it today was built in 1867 near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Although they fell out of vogue, let’s celebrate the written word.

In Today’s Gumption Savannah:

  • The Waving Girl
  • Chess for Vets
  • Funding for the arts, culture, and heritage programs.

Ok, here we go!
– Jay H Paszamant

P.S. Happy birthday to Stephanie!


Local Weather


Today – ☀️ Sunny | 100 🌡️ | 💨 West wind around 7 mph.

Tonight – 🌙 Partly cloudy | 77 🌡️ | 💨 East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.


Quote of the day

Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.

-Taylor Swift

The Waving Girl


The Waving Girl

On the grassy shores of the Savannah River, just down the bluff from the middle of the Historic District stands the statue of a girl – a woman with her eyes fixed on the river and the sky beyond. A smile of perpetual longing is visible on her face. And the scarf she holds in her palm flies over her head. She’s the Waving Girl.

Many Savannah tourists have looked up to the statue throughout the years. Many do not know the significance of the statue, which greets vessels day and night when they travel towards the port.

At the age of 19 years old, Florence Martus lived in the Elba Island Lighthouse with her brother, George. It was an exhausting trip via water to the town, and as a result, with only a few trips each week to replenish items, Florence spent most of her time on the island. In no time, she began waving to the ships, every single vessel that went through. It was a pastime for her, and an opportunity to meet people who had spent their days isolated from the rest of society by water. Between 1887-1931, no matter what time of the day or what the weather was, Florence was there waving throughout the forty-four years. The sailors who visited Savannah’s ports frequently heard about her Waving Girl and looked forward to her welcoming smile too.

The mystery and passion around Florence are due to the fact that she never married and rarely went away from the islands for more than half a century

A legend has it that she was in love with a shady sea sailor. Despite the fact that the man promised to return to her and wed and marry her, he did not return. She was devastated and constantly looking for him on every ship that passed through.

However, Florence herself denied the authenticity of these legends, which made her charming and unique manner of life all the more fascinating. Whatever the reason, the famous wave became synonymous with Savannah, the Hostess City, and the open-heartedness that initially brought Savannah to life.

Florence Martus is immortalized now – that young girl whose heart was drawn towards the sea. “Welcome,” she says, “Welcome to Savannah”.

Around Town


Checkmate

Civic

Sports

  • Fans who plan to attend this year’s Amateur Golf Championship can only hope for the same exciting drama produced in 2021. The Amateur Championship tees off at Bacon Park on Saturday and runs through Sunday

School

  • Robokind, a robot designed to be interesting and approachable for autistic learners, is part of the education and fun at Camp Blast, a two-week program that brings autistic students together to improve their day-to-day life and make friends.

What’s happening


Today

Sipping and Giving
Please join us for a large variety of quality wine tasting, food, music, giving and more!Please join us for our Sipping and Giving fundraising event for G&CO!It takes a village… Read more.
Sipping and Giving
Please join us for a large variety of quality wine tasting, food, music, giving and more!Please join us for our Sipping and Giving fundraising event for G&CO!It takes a village… Read more.
June Sip, Shop, & Spa at the Heavenly Spa by Westin Savannah
An evening of beauty and wellness at the Heavenly Spa at the Westin Savannah Harbor.Sip, Shop & Spa is back at the Heavenly Spa! Join us for an evening of… Read more.
June Sip, Shop, & Spa at the Heavenly Spa by Westin Savannah
An evening of beauty and wellness at the Heavenly Spa at the Westin Savannah Harbor.Sip, Shop & Spa is back at the Heavenly Spa! Join us for an evening of… Read more.

Friday

Marauda at Elan Savannah (Fri, June 24th)
MARAUDAAAAAAAAAAAAElan Savannah presentsMARAUDASupport: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 Seating, giving comfortable… Read more.
Marauda at Elan Savannah (Fri, June 24th)
MARAUDAAAAAAAAAAAAElan Savannah presentsMARAUDASupport: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 Seating, giving comfortable… Read more.
Hole-aPaLooZa!
Music and Art Festival at The WormholeMMS Productions and The Wormhole Present: Holeapalooza! A Night of Original Music & Art Featuring: Regional Musicians showcasing their original productions Live Paintings by… Read more.
Hole-aPaLooZa!
Music and Art Festival at The WormholeMMS Productions and The Wormhole Present: Holeapalooza! A Night of Original Music & Art Featuring: Regional Musicians showcasing their original productions Live Paintings by… Read more.
TEDxSavannah 2022
TEDxSavannah is an independently organized, day-long celebration of ideas worth spreading, based on the international TED talk phenomenon.Join the 11th anniversary of TEDxSavannah and experience a daylong event created to… Read more.
TEDxSavannah 2022
TEDxSavannah is an independently organized, day-long celebration of ideas worth spreading, based on the international TED talk phenomenon.Join the 11th anniversary of TEDxSavannah and experience a daylong event created to… Read more.

Saturday

One Night Only: Mahdyi Drummond
Join us for another ONE NIGHT ONLY comedy event with your FEATURED comedian, Mahdyi Drummond!!One Night Only: Mahdyi DrummondSat, June 25th 2022DOORS 730pm |Masks enc| 18+featuring: ———Mahdyi Drummond is a… Read more.
One Night Only: Mahdyi Drummond
Join us for another ONE NIGHT ONLY comedy event with your FEATURED comedian, Mahdyi Drummond!!One Night Only: Mahdyi DrummondSat, June 25th 2022DOORS 730pm |Masks enc| 18+featuring: ———Mahdyi Drummond is a… Read more.
ELTON LIVE!! – The Elton John Experience
Elton Live! is back this summer for another incredible performance! It’s as close to the real thing as you can get! It will sell out!Elton Live! — The Elton John… Read more.
ELTON LIVE!! – The Elton John Experience
Elton Live! is back this summer for another incredible performance! It’s as close to the real thing as you can get! It will sell out!Elton Live! — The Elton John… Read more.
2nd Annual Seersucker Sundresses & Stogies Day Party Event
This is the Summer event you don’t want to miss and you’re invited! Fellas to bring out that seersucker and ladies get your hats & SundressT Read more.
2nd Annual Seersucker Sundresses & Stogies Day Party Event
This is the Summer event you don’t want to miss and you’re invited! Fellas to bring out that seersucker and ladies get your hats & SundressT Read more.
Agape Summer Festival
“Family fun day for all ages ” – Games, Bounce Houses, Karaoke, Food, Prizes, and More! All at no cost to you!Registration is recommended! Read more.
Agape Summer Festival
“Family fun day for all ages ” – Games, Bounce Houses, Karaoke, Food, Prizes, and More! All at no cost to you!Registration is recommended! Read more.

Sunday

Sunday Supper: Art + Performance Showcase
It’s “Sunday Supper”, Come Feed Your Soul. Experience An Art Exhibit + Artist Performances. Read more.
Sunday Supper: Art + Performance Showcase
It’s “Sunday Supper”, Come Feed Your Soul. Experience An Art Exhibit + Artist Performances. Read more.

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