Father’s Day, Savannah Style

Need something to do this Father’s Day? Let South be your guide! Savannah has a little something for everyone this Sunday, so get ready for a day of fun with Dad and the rest of the family!


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South’s Greatest Dads: Proud Papas

South magazine has tallied the votes and interviewed the winners for the Greatest Dads contest for the first time in an all new annual contest. We sat down with them to get to know them on a more personal level and photograph them in their most important roles—as fathers—while having fun with their kids.

“My best fatherly advice is to spend as much time as possible with your kids!” says Jason Hurst, one of South’s Greatest Dads winners. He, like all of the six winners, answered questions about his children and gave advice on what it takes to be a great father.

See all of the winners and pictures of South’s Greatest Dads in the June/July issue.


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Mud, Sweat & Tears: The 2013 JCB Mud Run

Story by Margaret Harney

How should you celebrate Father’s Day weekend? Getting down and dirty with South magazine and JCB at the 2013 Mud Run! With 4 miles of mud track and over twenty obstacles—titles tantalize from Hopscotch Tires to Powerboom Peaks—this event definitely belongs on your Saturday to-do list.


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The Georgia Historical Society’s “Today In Georgia History” Wins Two Emmys

Story by Margaret Harney

Broadcasting for almost two years, the Georgia Historical Society’s “Today in Georgia History” program received its first two Emmy awards on Saturday June 8th, in Atlanta. The show’s host, Savannahian Dr. Stan Deaton, as well as Georgia Public Broadcasting producers Keocia Howard, Don Smith, and Bruce Burkhardt were honored for Outstanding Achievement in Television News and Program Specialty Excellence Historic/Cultural and Television Crafts Achievement Excellence.

Since 2011, “Today in Georgia History” has reported on a regular basis rich regional history in collaboration with GPB to produce for television, radio, and an online website. Daily videos on topics like the 2004 G8 Summit share space with excerpts on the Treaty of New Echota, bringing the stories of Georgia to viewers in speedy 90-second segments full of visuals and exciting commentary.

Dr. Deaton, Senior Historian for the Georgia Historical Society, is more concerned with the program’s mission—to bring the unknowns of Georgia’s notable past to the public—than awards, but recognizes the seal of approval that winning an Emmy provides.
“You don’t become a historian to win Emmy,” says Dr. Deaton. “The vision was to create a program that would educate and inform generations of Georgians to come. This is the validation that we have done just that.”

The program covers topics on a timeline spanning from pre-Revolution to 20th century and works especially to educate, but interactive website features turn the tables and encourage viewers to leave comments, give feedback, and get engaged with the history.

The show airs daily on GPB TV and Georgia Public radio.


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Local gallery Sicky Nar Nar launches Kickstarter campaign

Story by Anna Morris

Known for its rather off-beat and psychedelic art, Sicky Nar Nar, a new gallery located on West Duffy Street, is determined to throw some caffeine into the mix.

Sicky Nar Nar founders and SCAD graduates Logan Crable, Andy Price and Chloe Cryan opened the gallery in March with a dream of bringing unique art to Savannahians. Now they’re ready to move on to an even bigger endeavor: adding a coffee shop to their art gallery.


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Trybee Island Sprint 2013


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Savannah Says Goodbye
to Ben Tucker

Story by Margaret Harney and Kristen Smith
Photography by Margaret Harney

It was with a parade of brass and drums through the streets of downtown Savannah—New Orleans-style—that loved ones and well wishers said goodbye to jazz legend and beloved Savannahian Ben Tucker on Monday. Spectators lined the streets as the musical procession played “When the Saints Go Marching In.”


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8 Great Summer Vacations: The Top Beaches of the South

With visions of summer vacations dancing in our heads, South put together a list of eight great beach vacations that offer something for everyone. All of these sandy escapes are within driving distance so you can visit for a long weekend, but each has plenty of attractions that could easily fill an extended holiday. We’ve rounded up don’t-miss restaurants, quality accommodations and awesome activities to fill any itinerary. We include places such as Tybee (of course!), as well as Myrtle Beach, Charleston and others. Whatever your flavor, this beach guide will help you make the most of your summer road trips this year. Happy exploring!

To learn more about where to eat, stay, play and shop at our top beaches, pick up a copy of South’s June/July issue today!


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Deen Family Book Signing

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Pens and smiles were out in abundance among fans and Deens alike on Monday, June 3rd for the Deen family book signing at Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House. Starting as early as 8:30 a.m in Johnson Square, trolley transportation was available for those waiting to get one of the coveted 350 tickets to the 10 a.m. event. People of all ages wrapped around the restaurant in anticipation until noon, getting personal time with Paula, Bobby, and Jaime as they scribbled over 300 signatures and chatted with admirers. Fans were treated to Uncle Bubba’s quirky humor, Jamie’s Southern charm, and Paula’s unmistakeable laugh as they brought their own aprons, t-shirts, and books—from “Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible” to “Paula Deen’s Savannah Style Decorating and Entertaining Book”— to be signed by the family. After the event, attendees enjoyed a courtyard oyster roast and time to shop around for more goodies from the cooking royalty in Uncle Bubba’s restaurant store.

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Check out the photo gallery here.


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Muse Arts Warehouse presents Alice Underground

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A modern take on the classic Lewis Carroll tale, Dark Horse’s Alice Underground will be showing at Muse Arts Warehouse at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th. Written and directed by E. McClain, Alice Underground includes all the typical Wonderland shenanigans in a grown-up twist devoid of Disney cliches. Characters like the Tweedle Twins, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts return, clad in costumes akin to a steampunk-vaudeville mashup, to lead a disorienting adventure that begins when Alice falls off a tightrope high above the city. So if nonsense and dark humor suits your fancy, pre-order tickets for this live performance that will surely leave you as disoriented—but sated—as Alice herself.

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When: Thursday, June 7th and Friday, June 8th at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15, order online at www.aliceunderground.eventbrite.com
Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville, Savannah Georgia 31415
Contact Info: (912) 713-1137, www.musesavannah.org


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South’s weekend guide, June 6-9

Thursday
5:30 P.M.-
Head down to 24E Design Co. on Broughton Street this Thursday afternoon to celebrate the HUGS Capital Campaign Kickoff! Those who attend can learn about plans for the new HUGS facility: a shelter and counseling center for homeless and disadvantaged citizens of Savannah. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by the Tybee Island Social Club. Admission is free, however the suggested donation is $25.

5:30-7:30 P.M.
Contact Information 912.507.8576

Friday
6 P.M
.-The First Friday Art March is sure to be on any artsy Savannah- native’s to-do list this weekend! The route includes Veronica’s Closet, Grand Bohemian Gallery, Starland Café and many more trendy destinations located between Park Street and Victory Drive! The Art March also includes the Indie-Arts Bazaar, featuring local vendors selling handmade goods on De Soto Row Avenue.

Contact Information 912.401.0543

Saturday
10 A.M.
-Experience the beauty and charm of Tybee Island! This weekend marks the 16th Annual Tybee Tour of Homes. Take a tour of the wonderful waterfront and beach properties found on Tybee, sightsee, benefit local charity and more! Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the tour (available for purchase at Gayle Bolton’s Gallery By The Sea and E. Shaver’s Bookstore). Lunch is included.

10 A.M.-4P.M.
Contact Information www.tybeetourofhomes.com

6:30 P.M.-Make your way to the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center for an evening of dance and charity! The Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia will showcase local celebrity dancers along with their professional dance partners. This is a one-night event, so don’t miss out! Tickets are $100 and up, supporting the Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter.

Contact Information http://dancingstarsofcoastalgeorgia2013.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1057845

Sunday
7 A.M-Early-risers and athletes alike are sure to enjoy this year’s Tybee Island Sprint! Swim parallel to the beach, bike the Tybee bridge, and run through the beautiful Tybee Island neighborhoods. The event supports children’s scholarship programs, sea turtle conservation, the Tybee Island Marine Science Center outreach programs and more! Register now, spots are limited!

Contact Information http://visittybee.com/events/?event_id=20


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JCB Mud Run

Get down ‘n’ dirty at the JCB Mud Run this Father’s Day weekend. Located in Savannah at the JCB Headquarters, this annual run is fun for the entire family—racers wade through muddy water, climb over obstacles and crawl though the mud to the finish line. As a popular theme for the summer runs, the JCB Mud Run is in its second year and will be even better than before with more of everything—especially mud! “This is a little different from your traditional race and runners,” says Karen Guinn, the general manager of marketing communications for JCB of North America. She gives some insights on what to expect and some surprise obstacles added for the second year.

Make sure to register soon for the race at jcbmudrun.com and pick up a June/July issue of South magazine to read more about getting dirty in Savannah.


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The Southern Guide to
American Picking

Picking has become all the rage with the well-watched show on the History Channel, American Pickers. Some Savannahians have taken to “picking” through some of the unique and bizarre shops located in Savannah, repurposing items for new decor and to sell.

Jere Myers and Mary Kramer gave South an inside look at what picking entails and some tips and tricks of the trade.


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Telfair offers free admission
to military families

The South’s oldest museum, Telfair, will be offering free admission to military families through Labor Day in partnership with Blue Star Museums, an organization that offers military families the chance to visit museums across the country free of charge over the summer. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,800 museums across America. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the historic Telfair Academy, the Owens-Thomas House and the Jepson Center.

When: Now through Sept. 2 during regular museum hours
Where: Jepson Center, 207 West York Street; Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard Street; Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn Street
Contact info: 912.790.8802, www.telfair.org


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Weekend Guide:
May 31-June 2

Friday
12 P.M.—Start the weekend off right by heading down to River Street to experience the first annual Blues, Jazz and BBQ festival! Bring your appetite because restaurants like Wet Willie’s, Notch 8 BBQ, and Bayou Café will be serving up some of the best BBQ all weekend long. BBQ and jazz—is there a better pair? The festival continues until 11 P.M. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 A.M. to 7P.M. on Sunday.

6 P.M.—Savannah College of Art and Design will host the 2013 New Alumni Concert in historic Forsyth Park! The concert, honoring new alumni and their achievements, will feature artists like Gringo Star, The Greyboy Allstars and Mayer Hawthorne. Admission is free.


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June 1: NOAA Ship
Nancy Foster Open House

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s ship Nancy Foster will be docked alongside River Street on Saturday, June 1, and will be open to the public for guided tours from 12 p.m. through 4 p.m. before leaving to survey Georgia’s coastal reef. Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary staff will be available to answer questions about Gray’s Reef, the 22-acre ocean that is a protected area located off the Georgia coast that is home to an abundance of sea life. The ship is equipped with state of the art navigation and mission systems, high-res multi-bean sonars and a variety of sensors for sampling, towing and diving. Nancy Foster is named for Dr. Nancy Foster to honor her outstanding leadership within the National Marine Fisheries Service and National Ocean Service from 1986 to 2000.

When: Saturday, June 1st between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Where: River Street
Contact info: http://graysreef.noaa.gov


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Weekend Guide: May 24-26

FRIDAY

10 A.M.—Memorial Day weekend in Savannah wouldn’t be complete without the Armed Forces Festival on historic River Street. The festival starts Friday at 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. and continues on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. The two-day event will feature arts and crafts and patriotic entertainment to support the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation.

12 P.M.—Take a chance to support Tybee’s Marine Rescue Squadron this Memorial Day at their annual BBQ Boston Butt Sale on Friday between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. All proceeds will support the MRS, an all-volunteer organization for the protection of residents and guests to Tybee’s beaches through emergency assistance since 1959.


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May 25: The 200 Club’s
7th Annual Savannah Mile Run

Beginning in Forsyth Park and continuing one mile down Drayton Street, and then finishing up on Broughton Street, the 7th annual Savannah Mile Run attracts all levels of runners from children to experts on Saturday, May 25 at 8 a.m. This annual run is put on by The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, a nonprofit providing immediate financial assistance to families of public safety officials who lost their lives in the line of duty.


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Hilton Head Savannah
Equestrian Exposition

Even rainy weather could not keep people away from enjoying a wonderful Sunday afternoon at the Rose Hill Plantation Equestrian Center in Blufton, SC. After arriving early to claim prime viewing spots, spectators set up their tents, chairs and picnics to relax with while watching several equestrians demonstrate their varying horsemanship skills.


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South’s Weekend Guide:
May 17-19

FRIDAY MAY 17

6:30 P.M.—Release your inner Jimmy Buffett with the Tybee Annual Beach Bum Parade starting at 6:30 p.m. along Butler Avenue on Tybee Island. Get ready for a parade beach-style, complete with a giant water fight. Participation is free, but please read the water safety guidelines before attendance, such as no water balloons, buckets or pressure washers.

SATURDAY MAY 18

8 A.M.—Senior Citizens Inc. brings Meals on Wheels to Daffin Park with their 3rd Annual Miles for Meals 5K Run/Walk. Get on your feet early for the 5K to help Meals on Wheels provide 600 meals to Chatham County senior citizens living below the poverty level. Registration is $35 on race day and packet pickup is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Fleet Feet Sports.


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