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Tomochichi, lifeguards needed & Lake Street Dive

This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership

Local Weather


Today – ☀️ Sunny | 71 🌡️ |💨 North wind 6 to 9 mph.

Tonight – 🌙 Clear | 47 🌡️ |💨 Light and variable wind.


Quote of the day

A person without imagination is like a teabag without hot water.

-Alan Fletcher

Tomochichi along with the Yamacraw Tribe


Before Oglethorpe established Savannah, the coast of the Georgia area was the home of the Native American Tribe called the Yamacraws. They were led by the head of their tribe, Tomochichi. The moment Oglethorpe and English colonists came to the area in the month of February 1733 Tomochichi greeted the new settlers in a peaceful manner and allowed their establishment at Savannah and improve the trade and diplomatic relationship. The peace-loving interaction was a win for the settlers who relied heavily on the assistance of Tomochichi in getting on the land and familiarizing themselves with the region. The chief was able to accompany Oglethorpe in his return trips to England and was an intermediary for his people in the British elite. Together with Oglethorpe, he came up with his Articles of Friendship and Commerce which allowed the English settlement of the land and also established fair trade between the two populations.

Tomochichi Marker

A grave was commemorated by the “Pyramid of Stone”, a marker put in place following Tomochichi’s death in 1739. In 1883 Central Georgia Railroad destroyed his gravesite. The railroad built the monument of its founder William Gordon, directly above the grave. Gordon’s own daughter-in-law, Nellie Gordon, was unhappy and built a brand new monument to Tomochichi. A granite rock featuring copper plating was constructed in 1899 in a tribute. A marker was erected in Wright Square to give the chief’s lengthy list of accomplishments.

Around Town


The Savannah Philharmonic Announces the Ben Tucker Instrument Library and Instrument Donation Drive
The Savannah Philharmonic announces the Ben Tucker Instrument Library, a collection of musical instruments available to be loaned to deserving music students in Savannah’s schools. (Carriage Trade PR) Read more.
The Savannah Philharmonic Announces the Ben Tucker Instrument Library and Instrument Donation Drive
The Savannah Philharmonic announces the Ben Tucker Instrument Library, a collection of musical instruments available to be loaned to deserving music students in Savannah’s schools. (Carriage Trade PR) Read more.
Tybee Ocean Rescue hoping for more lifeguard applications
Tybee Island’s beach will be packed with people soon and the lifeguard division is already getting ready. (WTOC) Read more.
Tybee Ocean Rescue hoping for more lifeguard applications
Tybee Island’s beach will be packed with people soon and the lifeguard division is already getting ready. (WTOC) Read more.
Five things to look for as six Savannah teams prepare for state basketball quarterfinals
Six boys basketball teams from Savannah have advanced to the state quarterfinals. Here’s five things to watch for in Elite Eight matchups this week. (SavannahNow) Read more.
Five things to look for as six Savannah teams prepare for state basketball quarterfinals
Six boys basketball teams from Savannah have advanced to the state quarterfinals. Here’s five things to watch for in Elite Eight matchups this week. (SavannahNow) Read more.
Brooks & Dunn performing at the Enmarket Arena in Savannah this June
Grab your cowboy boots! Brooks & Dunn are coming to the Enmarket Arena in June. The country band will perform June 16 at the new arena in Savannah. Tickets will (Fox28media… Read more.
Brooks & Dunn performing at the Enmarket Arena in Savannah this June
Grab your cowboy boots! Brooks & Dunn are coming to the Enmarket Arena in June. The country band will perform June 16 at the new arena in Savannah. Tickets will (Fox28media… Read more.

What’s Happenin’


Today

Native Americans of Port Royal Sound
This talk focuses on the people who occupied the local area for at least 3,000 years prior to the arrival of the Spanish in 1715. Read more.
Native Americans of Port Royal Sound
This talk focuses on the people who occupied the local area for at least 3,000 years prior to the arrival of the Spanish in 1715. Read more.
Mardi Gras Golf Scramble benefitting FOO | The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
Mardi Gras Golf Scramble benefitting FOO happening at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive, Savannah, on Tue Mar 01 2022… Read more.
Mardi Gras Golf Scramble benefitting FOO | The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
Mardi Gras Golf Scramble benefitting FOO happening at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive, Savannah, on Tue Mar 01 2022… 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.
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

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.
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.

Thursday

Cyril Durant @ Toasted Barrel Savannah
Get concert info and buy tickets to Cyril Durant’s upcoming concert at Toasted Barrel Savannah in Savannah on Mar 03, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Cyril Durant @ Toasted Barrel Savannah
Get concert info and buy tickets to Cyril Durant’s upcoming concert at Toasted Barrel Savannah in Savannah on Mar 03, 2022, all at Bandsintown. 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.
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.
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.

Friday

Liquid Ginger LIVE | Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah
Liquid Ginger LIVE happening at Southbound Brewing Company, 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah at 07:00 pm Read more.
Liquid Ginger LIVE | Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah
Liquid Ginger LIVE happening at Southbound Brewing Company, 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah at 07:00 pm Read more.
March Madness Mixer: Food and Wine Pairings | Cohen’s Retreat
March Madness Mixer: Food and Wine Pairings happening at Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd, Savannah on Fri Mar 04 2022 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm Read more.
March Madness Mixer: Food and Wine Pairings | Cohen’s Retreat
March Madness Mixer: Food and Wine Pairings happening at Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd, Savannah on Fri Mar 04 2022 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm Read more.
March of Dimes Shamrock Run
The March of Dimes Shamrock Run is on Friday March 3, 2023. It includes the following events: March of Dimes Shamrock Run 5k, March of Dimes Shamrock Run 5K (Military,… Read more.
March of Dimes Shamrock Run
The March of Dimes Shamrock Run is on Friday March 3, 2023. It includes the following events: March of Dimes Shamrock Run 5k, March of Dimes Shamrock Run 5K (Military,… Read more.
The Savannah Pickleball Classic powered by the World Pickleball Tour
The Savannah Pickleball Classic powered by the World Pickleball Tour Amateur pickleball tournament open to all players with rating of 3.0 – 5.0. (Beginners can self-rate at 3.0). Format is… Read more.
The Savannah Pickleball Classic powered by the World Pickleball Tour
The Savannah Pickleball Classic powered by the World Pickleball Tour Amateur pickleball tournament open to all players with rating of 3.0 – 5.0. (Beginners can self-rate at 3.0). Format is… Read more.
The Weeping Time Commemmoration Weekend 2022
The Weeping Time Commemmoration Weekend 2022 . Event starts on Friday at Otis J Brock III Elementary, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
The Weeping Time Commemmoration Weekend 2022
The Weeping Time Commemmoration Weekend 2022 . Event starts on Friday at Otis J Brock III Elementary, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Dueling Pianos by Joes Piano Bar
Dueling Pianos by Joes Piano Bar Hosted By Tybee Post Theater. Event starts on Friday at Tybee Post Theater, Tybee Island, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.
Dueling Pianos by Joes Piano Bar
Dueling Pianos by Joes Piano Bar Hosted By Tybee Post Theater. Event starts on Friday at Tybee Post Theater, Tybee Island, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.
Toney Rocks @ Foxy Loxy Cafe
Tickets and RSVP information for Toney Rocks’s upcoming concert at Foxy Loxy Cafe in Savannah. Read more.
Toney Rocks @ Foxy Loxy Cafe
Tickets and RSVP information for Toney Rocks’s upcoming concert at Foxy Loxy Cafe in Savannah. Read more.
No Remorse Comedy Tour
No Remorse Comedy Tour . Event starts on Friday at Enmarket Arena |Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
No Remorse Comedy Tour
No Remorse Comedy Tour . Event starts on Friday at Enmarket Arena |Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.

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