Monthly Archives: November 2009

Kobo Gallery Reception Scheduled for December 3rd

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The recently expanded Kobo Gallery located just off City Market has scheduled a reception for all art lovers on Thursday, December 3rd from 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM. The Kobo Gallery is a co-operative art gallery comprised of 14 Lowcountry Artists. Review their recent press release and make it a point to take in art work of some of Savannah’s most accomplished artisans.

Exhibition: “Kobo Gallery’s Grand Opening and Expansion”

Location: 33 Barnard Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401 912.201.0304

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:30-5:30 p.m.
Sunday 11-5 p.m.

Artists: Anna Fox Ryan, Doris Grieder, Scott Griffin, Steve Cook, Amanda
Hanlon, Sonya Ho, Kristi Jilson, Liza Crowley Judson, Tobia Makover,
Christi Reiterman, Heather Lindsey Stewart, Dicky Stone, Meredith
Anne Sutton, Caroll Williams. 

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Contact information:
For information regarding gallery, concept, interviews, contact:
Christi Reiterman

For information regarding press packet, images of artists’ work or artists’ bio, contact: Tobia Makover

Materials available: 14 artists’ bios/work statements

One image from each artist
Kobo, that innovative little coop gallery in historic downtown Savannah, has reinvented itself. We are still in our same location, 33 Barnard Street, but have doubled our size and number of artists. Our doors now open to a completely renovated space featuring the work of 14 local artists. We invite you to come view and experience our new floor plan and enjoy our exciting and original artwork.

Savannah Vacation News

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Keeping it Fresh on the May River

While attending a recent seminar over on Hilton Head Island, I stopped at my favorite fresh oyster resource across the Savannah River, the Bluffton Oyster Company, to pick up some of my favorite shell fish. Well truth be told, this historic lowcountry resource is the last remaining oyster “shucking factory” in all of South Carolina. The wonderfully fresh shrimp and already shucked oysters were not only tasty as usual but as affordable as you are likely to find in today's economy. Next time you visit Historic Savannah or the surrounding Low Country, make it a point to drive into Bluffton’s Historic District, visit Tina Toomer’s packing house, and prepare your own private seafood banquet in one of our self catered accommodations here in our historic district roster of homes. Read the Bluffton Today article excerpted below: 


"Larry and Tina Toomer are happily married to the May River — as well as to each other — as proprietors of the Bluffton Oyster Co. on its banks. Their lives revolve around harvesting, selling and catering the river’s seafood bounty—from shrimp to oysters to crabs to clams and mussels. They have the distinction of running South C a r o l i n a ’ s last remaining commercial oyster shucking factory, proudly keeping alive a Lowcountry culture by its Wharf Street presence and the shrimpers, oystermen and oyster shucking women it employs." 


"The Toomers also have helped Bluffton celebrate its seafood industry by assisting in the creation and running of the Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival. Next week, when the festival cranks up for the fourth time, the Toomers will be honored as co-admirals of the Sunday, Oct. 26, Blessing of the Fleet flotilla procession on their lifeblood." 


Give the Bluffton Oyster Factory a ring at (843) 757 – 4010 to make sure they have what you are looking for. And drive on over to Bluffton’s Historic District to create your own memorable fresh seafood meal.

Savannah Fresh Seafood News – Scoping out all the Fresh Seafood for your gourmet delight!

Savannah Tour Company to Launch Historic District Shopping Tour

Savannah Getaways has worked with Savannah Movie Tours founder Ron Higgins, for the past five years now. The collaboration has been an excellent one as those guests that take have been astute enough to book a tour have rave reviews about all of “Hollywood’s” tours. Ron came up with the movie tour idea after himself working on films shot in both Los Angeles and Savannah over the years according to a press release by Telfair Square based online Carriage Trade publication


"We have a rich Hollywood history here in the city, which started back in 1915 with the silent film "Under Southern Skies," and since then 85 films have been shot here, with those films winning 10 Academy Awards. Those films also left us with more than 420 movie locations."
“Since the inception of the company in 2003, Mr. Higgins has also created the Scary Ghost Tour, Foody Tour, Savannah Shopping Tour, a "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" Tour, and VIP versions of all the tours. 


Ron, Russ Moore, Lou Thomann of Suites on Lafayette and I all collaboratively co-founded our Hostess City Experience Alliance several years ago and have continued to keep our commitment of providing top notch goods and top drawer services to travelers to the Historic District. In the spirit of that tradition, Ron has expanded his tour company's offerings to include the Scary Ghost Tour and Foody Tour Savannah. In the next few weeks, his newly minted Savannah Shopping Tour will be rolled out featuring an eclectic shopping tour of the District for just $38 per person. Ron and Company will be feted at half a dozen different boutique shops with the appropriate swag for savvy shoppers. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 912-234-3440 or visit the Savannah Shopping Tour website


Savannah News Channel – All the Touring News that’s Fit to Print

Jingle Bell Rockers, Tis the Season for Lighted Boat Parades


Historic Savannah's charm is rarely better displayed than during the Christmas Season. The Yule Season features thousands of winking Christmas lights decorating City Market and River Street, a gigantic Christmas tree in Forsyth Park, and all twenty three Garden Squares sporting lush evergreens with their bright red bows. Think Old South Tradition celebrating Lowcountry Christmas in years gone by and you get the picture. The Folks at All Getaways like to say that "Savannah is a scene come alive from an old-time Victorian Christmas card" And they would be right in that assessment. 


Not only will the traditional Yule log be all aglow but the holiday season in Coastal Georgia becomes uniquely Savannah with our usual holiday firework display.  We also feature a stunning Harbor Boat Parade of Lights every Christmas Season. This year's event will showcase more than 60 sailboats and yachts in complete holiday decor, with a prize for the top decorating awards to be given. Held in front of the Westin Hotel on Hutchinson Island, this picture perfect display of nautical holiday cheer, can easily be viewed from River Street just across the Savannah River from the Westin Complex. Slated to kick off later this month on Saturday, November 28th, we still have availability at some wonderfully upscale urban lofts, one located on East Factors Walk with a premium viewing location looking out over River Walk to jump start your holiday season. 


Savannah Vacation News – All the Historic Savannah Jingle Bell News fit to print

Christmas Made in the South – arts, crafts, great gift ideas for Christmas

Come out this November 13 – 15 for Christmas Made In The South at the Savannah International Convention and Trade Center. This event is celebrating its 21st year.

This huge event will feature local crafts for the holiday season. It’s a great time to get a jump on your holiday shopping and you’ll find unique gifts to give the people on your Christmas list.

Hours: Friday 10 – 8, Saturday 10 – 6 and Sunday 11 – 5. Admission costs: Adults $6, children 12 and under free. Admission good for all three days with hand stamp.