Currently celebrating its 21st season, Savannah Ballet Theatre (SBT) was established in 1998 under the artistic direction of Suzanne Braddy. Recognized as the premiere dance company in Southeast Georgia, SBT is best known locally for its annual production of the perennial holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Using WWII-era Savannah as the backdrop, it is an event that has become a tradition for the community and one that honors the history and unique character of the region. SBT presents a full season of classical and contemporary dance and has staged productions of Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Peter Pan, an original adaptation based on C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Little Mermaid, Sleepy Hollow, and The Wizard of Oz
From the high morals and integrity of Mr Sullivan in the 1700s, to the reckless and rebellious Master Sullivan in the early 1900s, this brewery has a tale or two to tell.
The Smithwick Family in partnership with direct descendants of the Sullivan Family had a vision to re-open the once-great brewery in the city where it all began. They enlisted the help of Ian Hamilton, one of Ireland’s most eminent contemporary master-brewers. Together they are bringing artisan brewing back to Kilkenny.
First African Baptist Church (FABC) was organized in 1773 under the leadership of Reverend George Leile. The 1773 organization date for the church makes it clear that FABC is older than the United States (1776). In May of 1775 Rev. Leile was ordained as the pastor and December of 1777 the church was officially constituted as a body of organized believers. Four converts Rev. Andrew Bryan, his wife, Hannah Bryan, Kate Hogg, and Hagar Simpson would form a part of the nucleus of First African Baptist Church’s early membership.
In 1782, rather than risk reenslavement, Pastor Leile left with the British when Savannah was evacuated and migrated to Jamaica. He became the first American missionary, 30 years before Adoniram Judson left for Burma. He was also the first Baptist missionary in Jamaica.
Under the leadership of the 3rd Pastor Reverend Andrew C. Marshall, the congregation obtained the property where the present sanctuary stands. Reverend Marshall also organized the first black Sunday School in North America and changed the name of the church from “First Colored Baptist” to “First African Baptist“. The sanctuary was completed in 1859 under the direction of the 4th Pastor, Reverend William J. Campbell.
Savannah African Art Museum is a non profit institution that introduces all audiences to African art and culture. Their mission is to provide engaging experiences that educate and start conversations about the power, diversity, and spirituality of African art.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination. Now, in over 125 nations around the world, The Salvation Army continues to work where the need is greatest, guided by faith in God and love for all people.
Our goal is to help you achieve yours. Guiding all our work are the tenants of historic preservation and the belief that our communities are shaped and enhanced by historic buildings. Beyond this, our aim is to keep integrity and honesty at the core of what we do. We know that no job is done without the work of a team. This is our ethos. Let’s work together to realize yours.
We recognize that poverty is a complex problem that requires a multifaceted response. We respond by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies, and the hands-on work of thousands of volunteers. We provide food, shelter, and support services for homeless families. We provide advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent their becoming homeless. And we educate people about poverty and the means to combat it.
The critically acclaimed 41st season of the Big Apple Circus is coming to you! Experience the New York Times Critics’ Pick™ under our magical Big Top or in our first-ever National Arena Tour featuring the most acclaimed acts from all over the world. See our cast of Wonder Women, led by Ringmaster Stephanie Monseu, award-winning aerial duo Desire of Flight, the astonishing quadruple somersault on the flying trapeze, rescue ponies and dogs, acrobats, and so many more wonders!
Every Day Boater is a small family business, based out of Richmond Hill, GA which is just outside of Historic Savannah. Owner Hector Claudio calls Coastal Georgia home and finds it to be a great place to enjoy boating and the outdoors.
After spending many years outdoors enjoying the sun, Hector became frustrated with the range of sunglasses on the market, unable to find a quality, stylish and robust product which offered both high-performance and value for money. This passion led Hector’s family to source and launch the EDB range of quality sunglasses including a lifetime guarantee, which are significantly more affordable than comparable quality brand
A Message from Hector: “Though we’re just starting out, we assure you quick and personal customer service, by utilizing the best web and business tools available to supply a top-notch professional purchasing experience. While the current product line is our humble beginning, we plan on growing quickly and expanding our range of products – stay tuned!”
Victory North, a distinctive new event space in Savannah’s charming Starland District. Our beautiful space, with modern amenities and rustic charm, is fully customizable for weddings, concerts, and any other event you may be dreaming up. The space features a sweeping main floor with a stage, mezzanine level, lush outdoor courtyard, and ample private space all partnered with professional quality sound and lighting equipment.
To provide every child with a classical and academically vigorous education while instilling a commitment to civic virtue and moral character.
Family Promise of Greater Savannah utilizes a network of Host Congregations where the families spend each evening, having dinner and activities with volunteers. After dinner each family then retires to a private room on the congregation’s property. In the morning, breakfast is provided, bag lunches are packed, and the Family Promise van returns the families to the Day Center. The day center serves as a home-base for the families–giving them an address and access to a phone. Families enjoy the comfort of a day room and playroom designated for their use. They also avail themselves to shower & laundry facilities, and attend to small children. The day center provides an opportunity for them to prepare resumes, apply for jobs, and seek housing. Family Promise offers families the opportunity to remain together; to build up savings, and to make connections with volunteers from Host Congregations who are motivated to help them succeed. The one-family-per-room accommodations allow the families the dignity and privacy not always available through other organizations.
In addition to Host Congregations, the Network also consists of Support Congregations, which contribute volunteers, in-kind donations, and financial donations to the Network.
Located along Georgia’s beautiful coastal region, Bryan County has become one of the fastest growing counties in the State. Whether you desire backyard proximity to one of the many tidal creeks and rivers located in our County, or if you are seeking the hometown appeal of our incorporated municipalities of Richmond Hill and Pembroke, Bryan County is sure to make you feel at peace and at home. Formed in 1793, Bryan County has experienced a rich history with Fort McAllister Historic Park, and the former summer estate of automobile titan, Henry Ford, located within its borders.
Just across the banks of Ogeechee River, the County’s eastern border, Historic Downtown Savannah and Savannah International Airport is just merely minutes away. Bryan County’s transportation infrastructure boasts major roadways such as Interstate 95 and Interstate 16, along with other State Highways. The area is filled with the sense of community pride and patriotism, as it is also home to Fort Stewart Military Reservation. Come experience life with us in Bryan County.
The location of Bryan County is unique in that we are the only county in Georgia to be separated by a military base. Fort Stewart intersects with our county to create its northern and southern ends. The closest interstate on the northern end of Bryan County, approximately 11 miles from Pembroke, is I-16. This gives quick, easy access for traveling west to Atlanta or east to Savannah. On the southern end, the closest interstate, located a few miles from Richmond Hill, is I-95. Again, giving quick easy access for traveling south to Jacksonville or north to Hilton Head, with historic downtown Savannah just minutes away.
Bryan County is an ever growing and vibrant community and from 2010 through 2015 was the 27 fastest growing County in the nation with a population increase of over 16 percent. Bryan County also boosts a median household income well above the Georgia and national average.
This can be attributed to the wonderful climate of the area, vibrant economy of Coastal Georgia, and the excellence of our educational opportunities located within the County.
Bryan County’s immediate proximity to Savannah, the region’s economic heart, helps to make our County the perfect place to settle for those looking for opportunity and cultural fulfillment. With no sign of growth slowing down, Bryan County pledges to be prepared for the growth and committed to preserving what makes our County so desirable to current citizens and future residents.
Bryan County Departments
Cooperative Extension Service
Engineering & Inspections
Parks & Recreation
Planning & Zoning
Senior Citizens Services
Water and Sewer Services
Historic Savannah Foundation saves buildings, places and stories that define Savannah’s past, present, and future. Following its formation in 1955, HSF started a Revolving Fund to save endangered historic properties, now totaling nearly 370 buildings throughout several of Savannah’s historic districts. HSF has grown into one of the most respected local preservation organizations in the country — emphasizing not only the protection of individual historic buildings but also the revitalization of blighted neighborhoods. HSF demonstrates the cultural, social and economic benefits of preservation as good public policy by proving that preservation and progress go hand-in-hand.
The Mediation Center of The Coastal Empire was established thirty years ago and has an unrivalled track record of providing mediation services to keep disputes out of the courts. Our certified mediators act as neutral third parties to help work through disputes in family law, business contracts, workplace conflict, landlord-tenant issues, accidents, juvenile and neighborhood issues.
The mission of Greenbriar Children’s Center is to promote the healthy development of children and the strengthening of families. We provide services that include an emergency shelter, runaway/homeless, residential care, independent living, family preservation, early childhood education & care, and Project Safe Place.
The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) is a professional orchestra presenting a full range of concerts each season (September to May), from classics to pops. The Savannah Philharmonic Chorus is a community-based auditioned ensemble that performs regularly with the orchestra in an oratorio and opera setting, as well as performing a wide range of music from a capella, Baroque to rock and pop standards. Both are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations.
The SPO’s mission is to provide the highest level of musical performances and educational programs featuring the highest caliber of professional musicians, a volunteer chorus, and internationally acclaimed soloists. The SPO aims to exhilarate, educate, and enrich a large and diverse audience in the greater Savannah community.
For more information visit http://www.savannahphilharmonic.org/
Pittman Engineering has over 80 years of combined local engineering experience and expertise within the challenging low country geographic areas of Georgia and South Carolina which has flat land, poor soil quality and many flood plains. The company offers innovative and practical engineering solutions especially in the fields of drainage and water management solutions.
200 Club of the Coastal Empire is a 501(c) (3) organization that provides assistance to the family members of fallen and injured first responders in 18 Georgia and 2 South Carolina counties. The organization, now in its 15th year, strives to lessen the devastating effects of tragedies by providing immediate and significant financial assistance to surviving family members of those first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. To date, the group has given over $1.2 million to beneficiaries in Brantley, Beaufort, S.C.; Bryan; Bulloch; Camden; Candler; Chatham; Effingham; Evans; Glynn; Jasper, S.C.; Jenkins; Liberty; Long; McIntosh; Pierce; Screven; Tattnall; Toombs; and Wayne counties.
The SD Gunner Fund was created to assist Veterans & disabled children with the financial expense of owning much needed service animals. Service Animals require a variety of necessary items in order to perform their service. Those items can include but are not limited to: vests, custom harnesses, other assistance items, veterinary visits, and more. Service dogs are trained to support individuals with mobility, hearing, psychiatric, and brain/neurological disabilities. These dogs are professionally trained to meet the individual needs of their partner and completes tasks such as opening doors, picking up dropped objects, assisting with daily dressing, or pulling a manual wheelchair. The SD Gunner Fund can also assist Veterans and disabled children with a variety of “other” financial assistance if needed.
“Dr. Dionne Bates, Ph.D., L.P.C., C.P.C. S. is a licensed professional counselor and member of the American Psychotherapy Association. She is the author of the Self-SOULstice affirmation model which helps people discover who they truly are, accept their true selves and integrate their true selves into all aspects of their lives.
Asbury Memorial Methodist church was founded in the early 20th century at the corner of Waters and Henry Street in Savannah. Reverend Billy Hester and his wife Cheri joined the church in 1993 and they have significantly grown the church since this time by focusing on inclusiveness, the fine arts and the good news of Jesus Christ. It has a theatre company offering a regular program of quality productions.
The American Traditions Competition was established as a world renowned arts institution located in Savannah, Georgia. It was established to provide a forum for showcasing tomorrow’s vocal talents and superstars; and to celebrate the diverse repertoire of standard, classic American music.
In 1992 Savannah Onstage was born out of the love for music. Savannah Onstage was the forerunner of the Savannah Music Festival, a vibrant event showcasing competition winners and many genres of music from around the world and is now an established five day competition during the last week of February.
Bethel at Savannah provides ‘far away from home’ personal and practical support to seafarers who come into our port on big ships from all over the world. We are a faith based nonprofit organization that includes advocacy, spiritual, physical and emotional support although we are not affiliated to any one church or denomination. www.maritimebethelatsavannah.org
The annual Savannah VOICE Festival, launched in August 2013, is a non-profit arts organization that brings classical vocal excellence to the Savannah area through a two-week celebration of concerts, events and educational presentations during the month of August and throughout the year. Focusing on arts awareness and audience development in the performing arts, it offers music from opera, musical theatre and popular song. Working with its sister organization, VOICExperience, it serves over 100 artists, 5,000 audience members and provides over 45 events, outreaches
and community enrichments programs.
MEGATEETH FOSSILS: Bill Eberlein got hooked on diving as a young man over 20 years ago. When he moved to coastal Georgia and found out about the numbers and quality of Megalodon shark teeth in our intra-coastal waters he began to focus his diving on retrieving these fossils and turn his hobby into a profession and way of life. These shark teeth, which are over 2 million years old and can be as large as six inches long, are sold via his website and in local businesses. He also makes and sells pendants with some of the smaller shark teeth
MILAN DAY SPA ON BROUGHTON is a family owned day spa on Savannah’s Broughton Street. This hidden jewel in downtown historic Savannah has been so successful since opening in 2011 that they seized the opportunity to take over 4,000 square feet on Broughton Street, just across the street from its original premises. With seven treatment rooms and an extensive team of skilled aestheticians, massage therapists and nail technicians this is one business to watch.
KELLER ENTERPRISES are custom builders who really understand the Coastal Georgia area and lifestyle – after all they have been living and building homes in our area for over 20 years. As licensed residential contractors, they build homes in the price range of $300,000 to $2million and are committed to their customers. With a service level and attention to detail which are second to none it is clear that Keller Enterprises are leaders in their field.