McDonald’s Infiltrates Historic Savannah

For the last two years, we knew it was coming. It just was put off for so long it still came as a shock to see the work begin on this historic building at the corner of Broughton and Jefferson Streets. Yesterday as I walked from the parking garage to work, my eyes were immediately…

Shopping Local for Christmas and beyond

Every winter the holiday season seems to get more and more commercialized, with corporate greed seeming to trump common sense and the whole holidays bringing people together idea. This concept is not lost on many people, as evidenced by the recent Occupy movement, as well as just conversations I have had with various friends and…

A Marvelous Life-Ruth Gittone looks back on 100 years

I don’t know many people who can say they have attended a 100th birthday celebration. I am lucky enough say I’ve been to two. Most recently, on August 27th, my Auntie Ruth turned 100 in style with roughly 70 friends and family members enjoying an afternoon soiree at MerIghi’s Savoy Inn in Vineland, NJ. Vineland…

What makes a community?

It is precisely this question that we sought answers for one summer day in West Savannah. Working with a group of 3 students in a summer camp at the Moses Jackson Advancement Center (MJAC), we explored the elements that make a place more than a series of houses. MJAC exists to improve the lives of…

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The reason why I vote

I was recently doing some research about the former students who attended the Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City, MD. My hope is to find out what happened to the lives of these women after leaving school. True, Patapsco Female Institute transcended the typical ‘finishing school’ of the period with courses in natural philosophy, mathematics…

A Shipwreck Graveyard in Southern Maryland

Shipwreck debris in Mallows Bay Photo Credit http://www.fossilguy.com/sites/potomac/mallow.htm What is often considered a best-kept secret of the Washington, DC area is an intrigue to archaeologists, conservators and adventurous explorers alike. Mallows Bay, on the Potomac River in Southern Maryland, is home to nearly 150 long since abandoned remnants of ships. The mile long cove may contain…