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  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Downtown Neighborhood Association of Savannah hosted a virtual meeting on Tuesday, January 18th at 6:00 p.m. Opening with neighborhood announcements, DNA President Debra Caldwell shared the good news that future in-person meetings will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center. 

    It was also announced that a membership drive and neighborhood competition will be getting underway soon to help welcome new neighbors into the DNA.

    Officer Joshua Flynn with Savannah Police Department was online to share a couple of announcements:

    Regarding STVRs/AirBnBs:

    It was noted that a couple of downtown rental units were found to have squatters after doors were left unlocked. STVR operators are reminded of the importance of securing their properties.

    License plate thefts:

    A number of neighbors in different areas of the downtown neighborhood have had license plates stolen from vehicles recently. If this has occurred on your block, the SPD is asking for any surveillance or Ring camera footage neighbors may have. Please contact Officer Flynn: jflynn@savannahga.gov with any information.

    Homelessness in downtown Savannah:

    In recent months, there has been an increase in homeless individuals in and around the downtown neighborhood and business districts. The SPD will be launching an initiative to identify these individuals and help direct them to resources and services available within our community. More information on this initiative is forthcoming. 

    PROGRAM

    Our program included Beth Nelson, Executive Director of Film Savannah and Susan Broker, Senior Director of the City of Savannah's Office of Special Events, Film and Tourism.

    Ms. Nelson discussed recent developments within our region including stage and studio development, upcoming major network series filming as well as economic impact of the film industry in our region. 

    Ms. Broker shared good news that her team is growing and as positions are being filled, her office is able to tackle new initiatives such as the implementation of Nighttime Management, transportation "hub" at Ellis Square, permanent parklet program as well as a revision of the tour ordinance. Broker stated her office is well aware of the fatigue and overuse of many public spaces downtown and will soon be launching an effort for complete reimagining of these spaces and policy development. She also addressed concerns regarding litter in high-traffic areas of downtown. Questions may be directed to her office: sbroker@savannahga.gov.

  • Monday, January 10, 2022 12:18 PM | Anonymous

    January 18, 2022 Membership Meeting VIRTUAL

    To keep our members safe, due to the recent rise in Covid cases, our meeting this month will be VIRTUAL.

    "Upcoming special events, tourism & films and the impact on the downtown Savannah area" 

    Speakers: Susan Broker, Director Special Events - City of Savannah  

    Beth Nelson, Director - Savannah Regional Film Commission

     



  • Thursday, December 02, 2021 7:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Click here to view the latest CRIME REPORT from the Savannah Police Department >> https://www.savannahga.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/4819 

  • Wednesday, December 01, 2021 6:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Adopt a Child for Christmas

    If you would like to adopt one of Urban Hope's children for Christmas, please email Natalie Aiken at naiken20@gmail.com

    You will receive a wish list of items that the child would like to make their Christmas special.

    Please wrap and deliver the gifts to Urban Hope by December 14th.

    Please Donate

    Urban Hope was a 2020 Community Grant Award Recipient


  • Wednesday, December 01, 2021 6:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Attending the Holiday Tour of Homes? Here are some tips to help you enjoy your experience: 

    Parking

    There is on-street parking available along the Tour route as well as in Savannah parking garages for a fee. Meters are enforced on Saturdays except south of Liberty Street.  The City of Savannah is changing some parking terms and we will update this information as needed. For up-to-date information on parking, the city provides information HERE.  There is a helpful app that allows you to pay for parking via your smart phone.  Click HERE for information on the City of Savannah Parking App

    Free City Shuttle Bus

    The City of Savannah provides a free shuttle service to get around the Landmark Historic District and also to cross the river.  For information on the routes provided, click HERE.

    The Tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

    Most historic homes in Savannah are high-stooped with 8 to 12 steps to climb and, as such, are not accessible by wheelchairs. 

    No photography or video allowed.

    Out of respect for our homeowners and residents, please no photography or videotaping

    inside the homes.

    No high-heeled shoes

    High-heeled shoes are not allowed on the tour, as they may damage the historic wood floors.

    Refund Policy: Due to the fundraising nature of the Holiday Tour of Homes, we do not offer

    refunds. Should you need to transfer your ticket to a friend, please contact us to make

    appropriate arrangements.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does the Tour sell out?
    Yes! Typically by end of October.  The number of tickets is limited to protect historic interiors and ensure a pleasant experience for all.   

     

    How will I know where the tour homes are located?

    Home locations will be posted  on our STQRY Guide App at noon, December 6th.  You will get directions regarding this download after you purchase your tickets on Event Brite. For those who do not wish to download the STQRY Guide App, the homes will be listed in the Tour Guidebook distributed at Tour Headquarters the day of the tour.  ALL tour participants MUST come to Tour Headquarters to pick up their color-coded wrist band, your ticket to the tour.  Tour headquarters will be at The Jepson Museum at 207 W. York Street.

     

    Is there transportation included?
    Because the homes and tour sites are in close proximity to each other, transportation is not necessary. Walking allows you to take in Savannah’s historic scenery. For those who feel some transportation aid would be helpful, we have contracted with Old Savannah Tours, for an additional $10 charge to you, to take participants from headquarters to the Massie Heritage Center.  This is a central location to many of the homes and inns, on a continuous loop during the day.  Tickets are available on our Event Brite page under the "Purchase Tickets" tab or at headquarters the day of the tour.

     

    What if I don’t want to walk or purchase tickets to the Trolley?
    Savannah does have pedicabs your can hire and also has a free bus service that runs throughout the day called the DOT.  For more information on the DOT, check out https://www.connectonthedot.com/. There are also tour trolleys that run thoughout the city with hop on/hop off privileges through the day.    

     

    What should I wear?
    Wear appropriate walking shoes to stay safe on Savannah’s uneven streets.  The bricks and cobblestones can be treacherous is some locations.  

     

    Can I bring my kids?
    Well-supervised children are welcome but must pay the full ticket price. Children can be carried by parents, but strollers are not allowed inside the historic homes.

     

    Where should I eat?

    There are scores of restaurants in the Historic District, many within walking distance of the Tour route. We ask that you please visit the restaurants who advertised with us. They are listed in our tour booklet and featured on the STQRY Guide app!  
     

    What is there to do before and after the Tour?

    From shopping to exploring Savannah's historic sites, there's plenty to do while you're in town! Take a look here and here to explore events happening over Tour weekend.


  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:50 AM | Anonymous

    Join us for the November Membership Meeting onTuesday, November 16, 2021 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street.  Our Speaker:  City Manager, Jay Meldon.  Social 5:30pm  Meeting 6:00pm

  • Monday, September 27, 2021 1:54 PM | Anonymous

    The October Membership Meeting is scheduled for October 19th, 6pm                                                                                    Speaker:   Captain Shamonica Badie, Northwest Precinct, SPD                                   

  • Friday, September 10, 2021 11:15 AM | Anonymous

    September 2021 Membership Meeting

    The Membership Meeting, scheduled for 

    Tuesday, Sepember 21st at 6 PM is now VIRTUAL

    The DNA Board of Directors very much regrets that our status for the September membership meeting is now virtual.  We were all looking forward to finally reuniting and socializing with our neighbors and now, this is no longer an option.

    The Mayor has encouraged all neighborhood associations to refrain from having in person meetings during September, for the safety of all in our community.

    Our speaker for this meeting will be our Mayor, the Honorable Van Johnson. 

    If you have questions for the Mayor, please send an email to info@savannahdna.org



  • Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:52 PM | Anonymous

    As many of us begin to resume gatherings and social events, the DNA Board of Directors would be thrilled to interact with neighbors over the Summer months. If your Ward/Square has a routine social gathering, please let us know! 

    Email info@savannahdna.org to let us know!

  • Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:52 PM | Anonymous

    City of Savannah/Emergency Preparedness/How to be Savannah Prepared/ 

    How to be Savannah Prepared/Ensuring a safe & resilient Savannah

    Savannah Prepared 2021     Savannah Emergency Management, David Donnelly

    . . .  from March Membership meeting



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