Who’s She Waving At?

Aug 22, 2022View the Web Version
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The IntroWhat’s Up This Week
Fancy meeting you here! Again, thanks for opening your email and checking us out. We’ve got some interesting info lined up for you this week. But before we get to that, let me remind you that we’re giving away a free set of AirPods to celebrate the launch of this newsletter. Just click this link and remember, you get an extra chance to win for every friend you refer. Now, onto the goods: 
Find out what River Street’s Waving Girl is all about.
Rooftop restaurant and drinkery Bar Julian is offering a new pizza that benefits the local community.
National Secondhand Wardrobe Day is Aug. 25. We’ll tell you where to get your thrifted threads.
Summer is ending but you can maintain your beach bod with these quick but effective workouts
All the deets are down below. Thanks again for reading The Low.
— Chantel 
Together with the Great Ogeechee Seafood FestivalSea Fare in the Open Air:
Enjoy Fresh Seafood, Family Fun and Talented Country Acts at the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival
Does succulent seafood, fun carnival rides and rockin’ live music sound like the makings of a great weekend to you? If so, mark your calendars for the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival.  Now in its 23rd year, the festival is slated to take place Oct. 14-16 in Richmond Hill at J.F. Gregory Park. 
The three-day fete is one of the largest seafood festivals in the region, attracting more than 25,000 people each year. In addition to fantastic seafood, there will be amusement rides, arts and crafts and all sorts of family fun. 
The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival also boasts exciting live acts daily, with Saturday’s headliners including country stars John Michael Montgomery and Deana Carter along with up-and-coming artists Warren Zeiders and Maggie Baugh. 
If you love country music, coastal fare and all-around good vibes, you won’t want to miss the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival. Get your tickets today and prepare to have a blast. For more info, visit goseafoodfestival.com/
Learn and GrowHostess City History: The Waving Girl
Overlooking the Savannah River at  River Street’s east end in Morell Park, you’ll find the Waving Girl Statue. Lauded sculptor Felix de Weldon created the statue, which was erected in 1972 to celebrate the life and tradition of Florence Martus. 
Born to a soldier in 1869 on Cockspur Island, Florence grew up between the lighthouses of Cockspur and Elba Islands. As a teenager, she settled in a secluded cottage on the Savannah River bank with her brother, who was a lighthouse keeper. 
Growing up, Florence would wave to ships as they entered Savannah Harbor. It was a routine that she was committed to on a daily basis. Joined by her loyal collie, Florence would wave a handkerchief or tablecloth to greet every passing ship during the day. At night, she would hail ships with a lantern in hand. 
Ships noticed Florence’s friendly salutes, and they’d respond with a jovial blast of their horn. Soon, her reputation spread among sailors from all over the world. She continued to greet ships for 44 years until retiring the routine in 1931. Estimates suggest that Florence greeted more than 50,000 ships during her time on the river bank. 
If you’ve heard of the Waving Girl, you might be familiar with the local lore, which holds that she greeted ships in hopes of the return of her long-lost lover, a Yankee sailor. Ghost stories often claim that her spirit still wanders Elba Island waving a tattered cloth and awaiting her lover. As romantic as the fable is, it’s likely untrue. Florence probably waved to the ships to stave off boredom, and she likely took a liking to the gifts and attention she received from the sailors. 
The next time you’re on River Street, snag a pic of the Waving Girl. She will forever be remembered for doing what she loved most.
Can’t Say NoEat Good and Do Good with the Farm-Fresh Market Pizza
Bar Julian is a swanky rooftop bar boasting handcrafted cocktails, a Mediterranean menu and spectacular Savannah River views. With its creative offerings and contemporary decor, Bar Julian is a great option for a lunch date with friends or a dinner reservation for two. While the bar is an excellent choice anytime, there’s a special promotion going on between now and Aug. 31 that you won’t want to miss out on. 
 Executive Chef Robert Newton has partnered with local farmers to create fresh, inspired pizza as a part of Bar Julian’s Knead to Know series. The Market Pizza features a delectable blend of sweet corn, tangy burrata and garden herb salsa verde, resulting in a pie with light, bright flavors. This unique, yummy pizza will satiate you without all the grease and heaviness characteristic of your average pizza. 
In addition to simply being good, the Market Pizza does good too. $2 of every pizza sold will be donated to 912 Food Farmacy, which provides fresh produce and nutrition education to low-income individuals at risk for diet-related chronic diseases.  
Enjoy this one-of-a-kind pie with a glass of Falanghina 12/24 or a curated cocktail. You won’t regret it!
Head to ToeGet Schwifty and Thrifty for National Secondhand Wardrobe Day
Each year, National Secondhand Wardrobe Day falls on Aug. 25. It’s a time to celebrate the joys of thrifting, which helps to save your coins as well as the planet. Buying secondhand is a cost-effective way to score fashions of the present and past while keeping these items out of landfills. 
Beyond being affordable and eco-friendly, thrifting is a great way to find unique statement pieces that will up your style game. If you haven’t been thrifting in a while, National Secondhand Wardrobe Day is the perfect invitation to go bargain hunting. To celebrate this special occasion, we’re highlighting some of the best secondhand stores around town. Get ready to pop some tags!
Avalon Exchange
Avalon Exchange got its start in 1988 as a vintage clothing store. Today, the shop sells a variety of gently-used contemporary and vintage finds featuring several of the top designer brands. The Savannah location sits on Broughton St., selling a variety of quality clothing, shoes, bags and accessories that will reinvigorate your wardrobe. They buy clothing as well, so if you have some ill-fitting clothing or things you just don’t wear, you can give them a second life at Avalon Exchange. 
House of Strut
Founded in 2015 in the Starland District, House of Strut sells a curated collection of vintage fashion. They are known for their inclusive inventory made up of vintage finds suitable for a wide range sizes and genders. It’s a safe space for vintage lovers from all walks of life, with something special for everyone. 
The Future on Forsyth
Open Thursday through Monday, The Future on Forsyth is located on Gwinnett St. across from the iconic park of its namesake. They specialize in clothing and accessories from the 1920’s through 1990’s, and they source their items from local artists and creatives. In addition to the brick and mortar, they also sell online via Etsy and Depop, which makes shopping convenient for those who prefer to do it online. 
The Vintage Vortex
Boasting vintage threads dating as far back as the Victorian era, The Vintage Vortex is like a well-kept time capsule of styles through the ages. The shop is located on Bull St. but they also sell online via Etsy. You’ll find a great selection of quality vintage pieces for men, women and everyone. 
Are you an avid thrifter? Show us some of your favorite thrifted threads! Tag us on Facebook or Instagram @getthelow to share your secondhand style. 
The FlowLet’s Get Physical: Five-Minute Fitness
The kiddos have gone back to school, which means summer is slipping away. Soon, beach days will be behind us, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your bangin’ beach bod. 
For many, fitness is a cycle. It starts at the beginning of the year with New Year’s resolutions. Most fall off by February, but come the springtime there’s renewed focus on fitness as folks want to be swimsuit ready by summer. Once beach season ends, people begin to pack on the pounds as fall festivals and the holiday season provide plenty of opportunities to over-indulge.
Don’t get caught up in this unhealthy seasonal cycle. Commit to fitness year-round. A great way to keep in shape is to make your workouts fast and fun. In as little as just five minutes a day, you can get a full workout focused on cardio and core strength that can make all the difference. 
As you grow stronger, you can increase your workout length and intensity. But five minutes daily is an easy commitment, especially if you’re just starting out. Here are a couple quick five-minute workouts that you can do to  get your blood pumping everyday! 
Perform each exercise for one minute, with 15 seconds of rest between. 
Five-Minute Workout #1
Jumping Jacks
Mountain Climbers
Five-Minute Workout #2
Jump squats
High knees
Bicycle crunches
Wall Sit
Five-Minute Workout #3
Tricep dips
Wall push-ups
Running in place
Lunge jumps
Sit ups
Written by Chantel Britton
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