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Re: “Captain Sandy: R.I.P.

Well done thank you you sent me down memory lane

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Posted by Will Jordan on 11/20/2016 at 11:16 PM

Re: “Vinyl Appreciation is all in how you spin it

@deecat - you can visit the vinyl appreciation website: - there's contact info on there for the organizers. People sell records during the event, or if you're looking to unload the whole collection at once, they might be able to assist.

Posted by Patrick Rodgers on 06/07/2011 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Vinyl Appreciation is all in how you spin it

Where do I go or who do I connect with if I wish to sell an extraordinary Jazz vinyl collection here inSavannah? Thanks!

Posted by Diane Katz on 06/06/2011 at 4:29 PM

Re: “September [Swan] Song

In a world of variables, you are a constant. Your column will be missed.

Posted by Cathy Girardeau on 09/29/2010 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Vinyl Appreciation is all in how you spin it

We will have to make sure we have a turntable that plays @ 78 RPM. This shouldn't be a problem. If you would like to come by and play your 78's we would love it, but please contact me so I can arrange to have the proper equipment available. cheers Keith

Posted by keith kozel on 09/22/2010 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Vinyl Appreciation is all in how you spin it

Can we bring our 78s?

Posted by Cathy Girardeau on 09/21/2010 at 4:33 PM

Re: “A neighborhood porch party

This article captures the essence of the Grayson experience perfectly. Thank you.

Posted by Cathy Girardeau on 07/21/2010 at 1:06 PM

Re: “A boat ride to where Truman meets Vernon

The ability to know that these places are there is what is so important. "We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope." — Wallace Stegner, the Wilderness Letter

Posted by Sharon Schmidt on 07/12/2010 at 10:13 PM

Re: “A boat ride to where Truman meets Vernon

“[The Truman] will help me get places faster. But at the same time you are losing this treasure and this view and this quiet. It’s a double edged sword.” You had already stated that you had never taken the boat trip before to witness this "treasure and this view". Why so important now?

Posted by George Sears on 07/10/2010 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Michael Brown: Futurist, wonk, nice guy

Ahhh, how sentimental. Unfortunately Michael Brown will also leave Savannah with one huge albatross, the East Downtown Tax Allocation District. He may have worked budget magic for 2010 but that wand is out of juice and there is no rabbit in the hat. In the 2010 budget, Mr. Brown allocated $450,000 to cover the TAD bond debt service. You know the bonds that are supposed to be re-paid by the tax increment with no burden on the general fund. Only thing is, the "increment" (Savannah River Landing) didn't happen and the TAD generated a mere $93,000, not enough to pay the full $563,000 bill. So the city shifts money to make the payment essentially "robbing Peter to pay Paul" in a year when they are already scrambling. Clearly some program or service got shaved or axed to pay for this. Unfortunately, the major woe will go to Michael's replacement and the next mayor. In 2011, the debt service increases to $643,000 with little upside potential for increment based on that withering sand box by the river. In 2012, as Michael Brown sits comfortably in his new office, Savannah residents will face a debt service payment of $1.3 Million!!! Now even if property values in the TAD increase, that growth rate is going to be modest with no new development on the horizon. Using a generous 3% per year, the increment will produce a "tad" less than $120,000, or a shortfall of a whopping $1.18 MILLION!!! This "legacy" continues through 2028 Robin, so we'll have many years to remember.

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Posted by Rather Notsay on 05/06/2010 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Why not a McDonald's on Broughton Street?

*corn instead of grass

Posted by Alee Hoshor on 04/01/2010 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Why not a McDonald's on Broughton Street?

It's cheap if you don't count the environmental and health costs (which are more than considerable.) The transportation of these foods, the pollution of the land by cows kept in tiny pens up to their knees in their own manure, the inevitable e. coli infestation of the cows that are fed grass instead of corn (also monumentally increasing the saturated fat content of their meat), the groundwater pollution, and the methane air pollution all make mcdonald's more expensive in the long run. Yeah sure you can get a burger for a dollar, but you get what you pay for. Mono-sodium glutamate, TBHQ, Ammonium, etc. (Not going to bother listing the 38 ingredients) Local organic food cannot compete with the low prices that come from corporate foods. I know someone who drove a meat delivery truck, and they brought food to a dog food factory, and it was rejected due to poor quality. Guess who took it? McDonalds! In the end, it's about responsibility. If you can buy a tv, you can pay an extra dollar to support the local economy and the preservation of our environment.

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Posted by Alee Hoshor on 03/31/2010 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Why not a McDonald's on Broughton Street?

There is nothing affordable about McD in the long run. All the food is highly subsidized, mostly grade 2 corn (yes the beef are fed corn, a practice that slowly kills them)that comes from your tax dollars. Also the food actively promotes obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, which someone has to pay for. And the agricultural practices behind these affordable options of yours are strangling this beautiful planet. There are plenty of cheap places downtown now. More is not better. And it is true that the meat in the dollar menu is stretched with something called pink slime (ammoniated beef). Eat away!

Posted by Laura Valeri on 03/27/2010 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Why not a McDonald's on Broughton Street?

A Dollar Value Menu Downtown,....AWESOME!!!,....Then Maybe some of the other Tourist Rip off joints in the area will haveta lower their prices to a more reasonable level,....I'm all For it 100%,..... Theres been no cheep food down there in walking distance of River Street or the Civic Center since Krispy Chic left MLK and Broughton, (I miss it allot)

Posted by Shawn Thompson on 03/26/2010 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Why not a McDonald's on Broughton Street?

We deserve a brake today at MCDONALDS! Interesting enough like always keep the poor people away from the beautiful people.. Levaleri, "I love poor people but they can go and eat somewhere else" It is not cheap, what about "AFFORDABLE".

Posted by Georgina O'Reilly on 03/26/2010 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Why not a McDonald's on Broughton Street?

MACDonald's levaleri? Great article RWG!! McDonald's... I am an eight to fiver at 133 Montgomery Street and welcome you! I am in excellent health and so so far from obsese it is hard to believe. I am selective enough with my lunches to maintain my health and am most certainly CHEAP any chance I can be AND I'm Lovin' it!!!!!!!!

Posted by JR Steverson on 03/25/2010 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Why not a McDonald's on Broughton Street?

We don't have a McDonald's or a Starbucks every 5 blocks. All of those franchises she mentions get their food from a lot of the same places using the same unsustainable agricultural practices that keep you up at night shaking. Every restaurant on Broughton serves unhealthy options. The point of the historic review board is that all of the buildings look the same/match existing structures. This magazine tirelessly features articles about restaurants who serve locally made food and keep up gardens. Anything else?

Posted by W H on 03/24/2010 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Why not a McDonald's on Broughton Street?

Cheap means cheap. Cheap means unsustainable agricultural practices. Cheap means the poisoning of our planet. Cheap means unhealthy. Cheap causes obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Cheap means a Macdonald's every five blocks and a Starbucks every corner. Cheap means everyplace looks like everyplace else. What is so great about cheap? Did you interview ANYONE who served food made locally? Cheap article. Poor journalistic practice. Absolutely indigestible logic.

Posted by Laura Valeri on 03/23/2010 at 9:48 PM

Re: “The view from wow

This was really delightful. Such a charming column -- thanks!

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Posted by E C on 12/19/2009 at 8:46 PM

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