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USS Savannah, Alida wins, gluten-free alternatives & Bingo!

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Local Weather


☁️ Cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 57. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Tonight – Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Northeast wind around 9 mph.


Quote of the day

Out of the wreck, I rise.

-Robert Browning

Special Saturday Edition


The Navy’s newest boat, the USS Savannah

The Navy’s newest boat, USS Savannah, will officially be brought to life during a commissioning ceremony Saturday at the Port of Brunswick.

Cmdr. Kevin Ray stated that the Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship is a “huge advance” over Navy’s other surface vessels. Kevin Ray is the ship’s commanding officer.

Ray, a Navy veteran who served 17 years in the Navy, said that it is his first time onboard a vessel during its commissioning. He stated that his crew is equally excited about the task.

The Savannah is described to be a fast, agile, and focused-mission platform that can operate in near-shore environments but can also be used open-ocean. It is capable of defeating asymmetric “antiaccess” threats like mines, quiet diesel subs and fast surface crafts.

Ray indicated that the Savannah will be ported back to San Diego in its place of origin after it leaves Brunswick.

Ray explained that although the ship is still new, Ray said that the crew has been training hard and are ready for their new duties.

“Our sailors know how to react and what to do,” he stated.

Ray explained that there will be two crews on the boat, each with a deployment lasting approximately six months.

When crew members are not at sea, they will be training and taking leave time.

A number of the 70 sailors on board will have also earned their Naval Surface Warfare Specialist pin. This takes around 18 months. The designation signifies that a sailor knows enough about the ship’s systems to be able to take over in an emergency. Because of the danger a fire can pose to a vessel at sea, firefighting is an important skill everyone learns.

Ray showed Ray the Savannah during a Thursday boat tour. He explained how the Savannah is a formidable platform at the sea.

The trimaran hull warship, measuring 127 meters in length, incorporates new technology that supports current and future mission capabilities from deep sea to the littoral zone.

The boat has a larger flight deck than the ones on Navy destroyers. A helicopter can be stored inside the ship.

It can travel at more than 40 knots in top speed and can also be used as a strike ship in different environments.

The original intention was to have the commissioning ceremony in the ship’s named city. However, because the Port of Savannah has a backlog of freight ships, the ceremony was moved to Brunswick. The city is not being overlooked.

Ray mentioned that his crew has attended events in Savannah as a way to remember the commissioning. This will ensure that the city is well represented at Saturday’s invitation only ceremony. The ceremony begins at 9:45 a.m. and will be shown live online at dvidshub.net/webcast/27899.

News bites


The Alida Wins Two Prestigious Wedding Awards for 2022 – South Magazine
The Alida, Savannah’s upscale hotel set along the river, has been recognized with not one, but two wedding awards for 2022: The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” and WeddingWire’s “Couples’ Choice.” Read more.
The Alida Wins Two Prestigious Wedding Awards for 2022 – South Magazine
The Alida, Savannah’s upscale hotel set along the river, has been recognized with not one, but two wedding awards for 2022: The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” and WeddingWire’s “Couples’ Choice.” Read more.
Going to the Enmarket Arena’s community day? Here’s information on parking
There is a community event on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the new Enmarket Arena in Savannah. Read more.
Going to the Enmarket Arena’s community day? Here’s information on parking
There is a community event on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the new Enmarket Arena in Savannah. Read more.
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Work continues on Tybee’s new short-term vacation rental ordinance
Tybee Island city leaders are continuing to crack down on new short-term vacation rentals. Read more.
Work continues on Tybee’s new short-term vacation rental ordinance
Tybee Island city leaders are continuing to crack down on new short-term vacation rentals. Read more.
5 Savannah spots that offer gluten-free options
Here are five Savannah spots you can go that have gluten-free and gluten-friendly options. Read more.
5 Savannah spots that offer gluten-free options
Here are five Savannah spots you can go that have gluten-free and gluten-friendly options. 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.

Sunday

Riley Green – Enmarket Arena
**Riley Green with special guests Corey Smith and Dillon Carmichael at Enmarket Arena in Savannah is being rescheduled to February 6, 2022. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for… Read more.
Riley Green – Enmarket Arena
**Riley Green with special guests Corey Smith and Dillon Carmichael at Enmarket Arena in Savannah is being rescheduled to February 6, 2022. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for… Read more.
Super Museum Sunday
Georgians and visitors alike experience our state’s rich history and cultural life as historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Savannah and throughout Georgia ope… Read more.
Super Museum Sunday
Georgians and visitors alike experience our state’s rich history and cultural life as historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Savannah and throughout Georgia ope… Read more.
Vienna Boys Choir at the Cathedral Basilica
The Vienna Boys Choir visits the Cathedral Basilica.Historians have settled on 1498 as the foundation date of the Vienna Boys Choir.Noted composers such as Heinrich Isaac, Franz Biber, Johann Joseph… Read more.
Vienna Boys Choir at the Cathedral Basilica
The Vienna Boys Choir visits the Cathedral Basilica.Historians have settled on 1498 as the foundation date of the Vienna Boys Choir.Noted composers such as Heinrich Isaac, Franz Biber, Johann Joseph… Read more.

Tuesday

Savannah Wedding Vendors meet & greet at The Palmetto Club at the Landings 
Savannah Wedding Vendors meet & greet at The Palmetto Club at the Landings happening at 1 Cottonwood Dr, 1 Cottonwood Drive, Savannah, United States on Tue Feb 08 2022 at… Read more.
Savannah Wedding Vendors meet & greet at The Palmetto Club at the Landings 
Savannah Wedding Vendors meet & greet at The Palmetto Club at the Landings happening at 1 Cottonwood Dr, 1 Cottonwood Drive, Savannah, United States on Tue Feb 08 2022 at… Read more.
Paint Cutie Valentines w/ Gouache | Dreamhouse Studios, Savannah
Paint Cutie Valentines w/ Gouache happening at Dreamhouse Studios, 17 West 41st Street, Savannah, United States on Tue Feb 08 2022 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm Read more.
Paint Cutie Valentines w/ Gouache | Dreamhouse Studios, Savannah
Paint Cutie Valentines w/ Gouache happening at Dreamhouse Studios, 17 West 41st Street, Savannah, United States on Tue Feb 08 2022 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm Read more.

Wednesday

Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show!
At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a hilarious and challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Read more.
Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show!
At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a hilarious and challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Read more.

Thursday

2022 Velvet Gala with the Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire | Soho South Events
2022 Velvet Gala with the Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire happening at Soho South Events, 12 West Liberty Street, Savannah, United States on Thu Feb 10 2022 at 06:00… Read more.
2022 Velvet Gala with the Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire | Soho South Events
2022 Velvet Gala with the Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire happening at Soho South Events, 12 West Liberty Street, Savannah, United States on Thu Feb 10 2022 at 06:00… Read more.
Frank Vignola All-Star Band | Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant
Frank Vignola All-Star Band happening at Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant, 107 W Broughton Street, Savannah, United States on Thu Feb 10 2022 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm Read more.
Frank Vignola All-Star Band | Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant
Frank Vignola All-Star Band happening at Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant, 107 W Broughton Street, Savannah, United States on Thu Feb 10 2022 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm Read more.
VEGAN BREWS N BBQ | Southbound Brewing Company
VEGAN BREWS N BBQ happening at Southbound Brewing Company, 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah, United States on Thu Feb 10th at 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm Read more.
VEGAN BREWS N BBQ | Southbound Brewing Company
VEGAN BREWS N BBQ happening at Southbound Brewing Company, 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah, United States on Thu Feb 10th at 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm Read more.
Simon Grossmann
Simon Grossmann WORLD TOUR 2022 at Victory North Savannah | Ciclo Simon Grossmann is Venezuelan-American artist that has shown a great ability to constantly evolve. With Ciclo, his… Read more.
Simon Grossmann
Simon Grossmann WORLD TOUR 2022 at Victory North Savannah | Ciclo Simon Grossmann is Venezuelan-American artist that has shown a great ability to constantly evolve. With Ciclo, his… Read more.

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Bingo in Savannah, Monday February 7th & 8th…

It’s Music Bingo Night at Kayak Kafe Broughton | Come join us for an amazing night of music, prizes, and drink specials. It’s Music Bingo @ Kayak Kafe! Test your music knowledge and compete against your friends and other patrons. It’s easy to play, and everyone is welcome! We’ll see you there!

Music Bingo at Bar Food | 4523 Habersham St, Savannah | Come join us for an amazing night of music, prizes, and drink specials. It’s Music Bingo @ Bar Food! Test your music knowledge and compete against your friends and other patrons. It’s easy to play, and everyone is welcome! We’ll see you there!

Music Bingo Night at Toasted Barrel | 150 Montgomery St. | Come join us for an amazing night of music, prizes, and drink specials. It’s Music Bingo @ The Toasted Barrel! Test your music knowledge and compete against your friends and other patrons. It’s easy to play, and everyone is welcome! We’ll see you there!

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