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November 13th, 2016

Join the businesses of Sandfly on Thursday, December 8th from 4:30pm - 8:30pm as they give back to the community that supports them so well! Great sales, specials, & celebrations everywhere! Come shop & eat in support of our local businesses and community. 

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to children in need this holiday season and receive special discounts from participating Sandfly businesses. Toy drop boxes will be easy to find in one of several Sandfly businesses. The beneficiary of the Toy Drive for 2016 is again Urban Hope Savannah. Urban Hope Savannah is a local, grass roots nonprofit whose mission is to instill hope in the inner city and at risk children of Savannah and empower them to seek change in their lives and in their community. 

Check the Sandfly Holiday Open House & Toy Drive Facebook Event
for a list of participating Sandfly businesses. We'll be adding their special event deals as they come in. Specials apply only during the event!

Sandfly is working TOGETHER to give everyone a happy and bright holiday season! You won't believe the specials, fun, and goodies the businesses have planned. Join the Facebook Event and INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS!

July 12th, 2016

Local high school student Andrew Benson is collaborating with Ocean Conservancy out of Washington DC organizing a community river and beach cleanup.  All Waterways Lead To The more.

May 24th, 2016
School is what?  Still looking for fun activities for the kids?  There are several summer camps right here in the Sandfly Savannah area. 
Read more....

Savannah Sailing Center at Lake Mayer

May 19th, 2016

Mom’s in the neighborhood are going to LOVE this! David and Leigh Weikert have just opened What’s For Dinner? at 8509 Ferguson Avenue right next to NonStop Fitness. From their website:

“What's for Dinner? offers complete meals prepared with fresh (mostly local) ingredients that are adult and children approved! We do the heavy lifting; all you need to do is turn on the oven and enjoy the aroma of a hot meal being baked filling your house. Clean up is a snap, and your night is suddenly free for fielding homework questions, evening sports, and family time.”

Every Thursday, What's for Dinner? publishes what they will be serving for the coming week on their website, and on their Facebook page. You can also give them a call to be placed on their email list to receive the menus every week. Reserve and pay for dinners online or by phone to guarantee availability. Last minute dinners are available every day while supplies last. Oh yeah!!

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday from 10am – 6pm.
Phone: 912 323-2030
Address: 8509 Ferguson Avenue

What’s for dinner next week:
Chicken Casserole Topped with Stuffing
Ground Turkey Meatballs with Rice
Sweet Peas
Green Beans
And Baked Spaghetti for the freezer
Other delicious options pop up during the week as well. 

Place your order now!
You’ve already missed out on Baked Chicken with Sweet Chili Marinade and Rice Pilaf with Summer Veggies from this week. Drool……………..

Mom’s life just got a little bit sweeter!

March 2nd, 2016
In an effort to feed the, "Tequila's Town is opening any day now in Sandfly" frenzy, we stopped by and got a tour of the soon to open restaurant.  We all know Tequilla's Town food is amazing, and we found the space welcoming, authentic, and unique.  Check out just a few beautiful details in the new space in Sandfly!

February 4th, 2016
Local Business Spotlight: HOLMES + SALTER Interiors

Read how two Isle of Hope mom's who met dropping their children at Isle of Hope Methodist Pre-school became partners in a successful interior design business.

January 28th, 2016
Instead of trying to explain what the Chatham County powers at be are doing, we thought we would show you official documents straight from the top.  Click here for Inner-Office Correspondence from the Chatham County Commissioners office concerning the road construction and detour to begin  Febuary 1st.  We have been told that traffic going to Dutch Island will come down Hopecrest to Tiffany Place to Dolan Drive to get on and off Dutch Island. All the people on Wylly Ave. and Jameswood Ave. and Dolan Drive will have to go to Tiffany Place, then to Hopecrest to get on and off the island.

January 14th, 2016
More than ever, people are expressing their experiences and way of life on social media and Instagram is most popular for photographs.  What better way to exhibit what life looks like in the areas around Sandfly than showing you our favorite photos on Instagram.  Click here for gallery.

photo credit Instagram @bfd_allons_y

December 7th, 2015

Urban Hope Savannah is the recipient of the 2015 Sandfly Holiday Toy Drive.  Read about their program that is changing the lives of Savannah's at risk youth.

November 16th, 2015
Have you seen The Wyld Dock Bar's new menu for fall?  Looks DELICIOUS!

November 12th, 2015
Your Pie is a fast growing brick oven pizza chain that launched out of Athens, GA in 2008.  But the great success story of Your Pie in Savannah is one of a family business with a heavy focus on everything local.  Read more about their success and then you won't want to miss their celebration on Thursday, November 19th.

November 4th, 2015
The Sandfly Holiday Open House & Toy Drive is set for Thursday, December 10th!  Get all the details here!

October 18, 2015

The Isle of Hope Art and Music Festival is the largest local art festival in Savannah with over 90 of Savannah's most talented artists.  Click here for a full schedule and a preview of artists that will be there.


October 13, 2015
Explore salt marshes, forest trails, Colonial and pre-Civil War history, a contemporary marine center, a historic Gullah Geechee oystering community, a 275-year-old farm and school, an unspoiled barrier island and a centuries-old riverside village. Only 20 minutes from Downtown Savannah.  More about Savannah's Moon River District

October 1, 2015
Over in Shops in Sandfly, the folks at Castaways are hard at work to get open in the coming weeks.  Chef Kirk Blaine has given us a sneak peak at their menu.  We like what we see!  Take a look at what you'll be eating at Castaways.

September 22, 2015
Chef John Rogers from Driftaway Cafe has been chosen to represent the Savannah area in the largest national chef competition of its kind with his locally-inspired recipe – the Crab Cake Benedict. It’s all part of the Hometown Breakfast Battle – a national chef recipe competition featuring 135 chefs from across the country who will battle it out to create America’s best breakfast in honor of the 135th Anniversary of the Thomas’ brand.
Local fans of Driftaway Cafe and Chef John can vote online at to ensure Chef John makes it into the next round of competition that narrows the pool from 135 to the top 16! Let's help get Chef John the grand prize of $25,000. Consumers can vote three times daily in round one and once daily in subsequent rounds. Voters will also be automatically entered into a random drawing to win free Thomas’ products each day and the consumer grand prize of $10,000 at the end of the contest. CLICK HERE TO VOTE! Vote before September 28th.

photo credit Savannah Morning News

September 18, 2015
A total lunar eclipse will spawn an extremely rare ‘Super-Harvest Blood Moon’ will shine on Sunday, September 27. Supermoons occur when the moon reaches its full phase at or near the satellite's closest approach to Earth, and appears abnormally large and bright as a result. The Sept. 27 event is quite special; it occurred only 5 times in the 1900’s with the last supermoon eclipse in 1982. The next won't take place until 2033.  Watch this video explaining this rare event.
When is the best time to see the event from Savannah?
Begins: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 8:11 PM
Maximum: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 10:47 PM
Ends: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 1:22 AM
Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes
Where will you be watching from?

September 15, 2015
Bellissima, Sandfly's new floral boutique is now open and ready for your floral fantasies.  Romana, Bellissima's owner and floral designer brings her European culture, (Franco/Italian) and artistic talent to Sandfly and local surroundings. Beautiful bouquets for all occasions are awaiting your visit to 2701 Norwood Avenue just past Herb Creek Landscape Supply.    Look for the three old fashion watering cans.  Boutique hours are 11:00 am to 5:30 Tuesday thru Saturday.  Stop by for a refreshing and colorful experience and you'll hear yourself say, "Bellissima" (Italian for beautiful). Phone # (912) 777-8925

September 9, 2015
A crabbing tournament, hiking on Skidaway, a bird watch, a movie at Wormsloe, and live music! All in Sandfly this weekend!  Check out the Sandfly Area Events calendar for all the details.

September 3, 2015
Race on Isle of Hope honors Dr. Jane Philbrick.

August 28, 2015
The Isle of Hope Art & Music Festival is set for Saturday, October 24th!  The all day festival runs from Paxton Park, down Bluff Drive to the Isle of Hope Marina.  Vendor Applications are posted on the Festival website and a Facebook event has been posted!  Join the event and invite all your friends to Savannah's largest festival for local artists.  See our gallery from last year's festival and mark your calendars for this years event!

August 25, 2015
THIS WEEK IN RETAIL IN SANDFLY! New Fall lines and Summer sales are everywhere.  See more....

August 18, 2015
RETAIL RETREAT: A Dog Bakery & Boutique is celebrating one year in business and your pup is invited!  Stop by on Saturday, August 22 from 10am - 5pm for free ADCE (All-Dogs-Can-Eat) buffet of cakes, pupcakes and treats with great 1st anniversary sales!  Read more.....

August 13, 2015

ANOTHER new restaurant opening in Sandfly!  Castaways brings Chef Kirk Blaine back to Sandfly!  Read more.....

August 6, 2015

Wahoo!  Tequila's Town is coming to Sandfly!  The restaurant is moving into Shops At Sandfly in the old Sandfly Sports Bar & Gill space and is planning on opening sometime toward the end of the year.  Tequila's Town opened downtown on Whitaker Street in 2013 and quickly became a favorite being voted Best Mexican Restaurant in Savannah by Connect Magazine readers in 2014 and 2015.  The Sandfly location will be their second.  USA Today says, "This Mexican eatery, owned by the team that runs popular Cuban restaurant Rancho Alegre, features an array of Tex-Mex favorites, plus authentic dishes that are hard to find in Savannah. Diners rave about the guacamole, which is made tableside in a molcajete and customizable with fresh ingredients such as cilantro, tomatoes and jalapenos. The menu runs the gamut from reasonably priced street tacos to fancier fare including mussels and whole red snapper. Tequila's Towns bar is well stocked and boasts more than 30 varieties of tequila, along with other libations. "  Check out their menu and then thank the restaurant gods for bringing Tequila's Town to Sandfly!

July 28, 2015
Meet the latest business owner in Sandfly.

July 25, 2015

When Driftaway Cafe rolls out the specials, they don't mess around.  Here is what they are offering for the next week.  Yum!

Watermelon Salad

Fresh from Polk’s Watermelon, Peaches, Cucumber,
Greens, Red Onion, Herbs, Citrus Vinaigrette,
Candied Pecans, and Goat Cheese $10
Summer Salmon Tartar
Atlantic Salmon, Peaches, Cucumber, Red Pepper,
Jalapeno, Red Onion, Avocado, Won Ton Crisp $10
Local American Red Snapper
Red Snapper Grilled, Wine Braised Succotash,
Orzo Pasta, Herbed Lemon Butter $15
Pumpkin Swordfish
Fresh Pumpkin Swordfish is known for its
sweet taste and tender, juicy pumpkin colored meat.
Served grilled Vera Cruz,
Sautéed Spinach atop a four cheese Grit Cake $15
Crispy Scored Flounder
Fried Flounder Served with Summer Vegetable Medley,
Cracked Red Potatoes, then topped with Georgia Peach Soy Glaze $24
Blueberry Cobbler $5
Chocolate Spooncake $5

July 18, 2015

Golf carts are officially back on the road on Isle of Hope thanks to the dedication of neighbors and community organizers.  Here is the map of where you can drive golf carts on the island.  The basic rules that need to be adhered to are:
  • You must have a valid drivers license to operate a golf cart
  • No more than 4 people on the golf cart
  • Golf cart must meet certain criteria to be street worthy
  • You must wear seat belts in the golf cart

Here is a copy of the entire ordinance.  Read past the process and petition to page 5 to see all of the regulation for operating your golf cart. 

Read the full story 'Chatham names Isle of Hope a golf cart community' on

July 9th, 2015
Signature cocktails in Sandfly!  Fiore Italian Bar & Grill serves delicious signature drinks made with their own liquors and infused vodka's.  Read more.


June 24th, 2015

It's amazing what one can find on the internet.  We love the historic representation of the area in these vintage postcards dating back to the early 1900's.  Some are paintings, some are photos.  Browse and enjoy!

June 17th, 2015

LOCAL COLOR Fine Art & Custom Framing has recently added several incredible artists to the gallery.  Read more....

Isle of Hope Color by Deborah Redden

June 5th, 2015
There will be a community meeting with members of the school board and principal of the new Isle Of Hope K - 8 school.  All parents interested in sending their children to the school are welcome to come to ask questions and address concerns.
WHEN: Monday, June 15th at 7pm
WHERE: St. Thomas Episcopal Church Sanctuary / 2 St Thomas Avenue
Kimberly Newman - Principal of IOH K-8 School
Julie Wade SCCPSS Board of Education District 1
Jolene Byrne - SCCPSS Board of Education President
Parents of Current Isle Of Hope School Students

May 31st, 2015
Hurricane season begins June 1st.  Are you prepared?  Chatham County Emergency Management released vital guidelines over the past week during Hurricane Preparedness Week.  Read more...

Hurricane David's aftermath in Savannah, 1979 

May 27th, 2015
Need a last minute teachers gift?  We made the rounds in Sandfly for you.   Browse wonderful gift ideas for under $25 in Sandfly.

bag of flowers and herbs from Herb Creek

May 25th, 2015

The next meeting for the Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition will be held on Friday, May 29 at the Fioré Italian Bar & Grille. The networking event is scheduled at noon with a dutch treat option for attendees.
  Organized by Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental, the coalition meets quarterly for the common purpose of promoting business growth and support in the Sandfly community.  Dr. Canfield said, “We started these meetings when I was first opening my dental office in Norwood Market as a way for me to meet other women business owners in the neighborhood. It has grown from a group of eight to now almost 30 women business owners.”  The group intentionally keeps the meetings in the Sandfly area. Previous meetings have been held at Driftaway Café and Cutters Point Coffee.

Any business owner who wishes to attend the May 29 meeting, RSVP to Cynthia Wright at by Wednesday, May 27.

May 4th, 2015
It might not be long before we see golf carts back on the road on Isle of Hope.  Chatham County has released the approved golf cart ordinance.  There is a procedure to be followed and a petition to be signed by a majority of residents for a neighborhood to be designated a motorized cart district.  Read the ordinance and procedure here.

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April 27th, 2015
Shop Sandfly for Mother's Day! Antiques, home decor, and jewelry galore! 
See more.....

Rhinestones and leather at Annabelle's

April 21st, 2015

The largest energy infrastructure company in North America, Kinder Morgan, wants to build a 360-mile fuel pipeline from Belton, South Carolina to Jacksonville, FL. They have applied to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for a Certificate of Public Convenience & Necessity, which if approved, would grant the company the power of eminent domain.
Read More.....

April 12th, 2015

The Wyld Dock Bar is opening this Thursday, April 16 at 5pm for dinner.  They have big shoes to fill going into the beloved Bonna Bella space.  We think they are off to a great start.  Click here for details, photos, and the menu.

April 10th, 2015

Sandfly Family Dental is now accepting applications for their Mouth Shield Program.  Apply for free mouth guards for your team or group.  Dr Angel Canfield also continues her Inspiring Smiles Series of lectures on oral health.  The next lecture will be Tuesday, April 14th at the Sandfly location.  The topic next week is.....  Read more....

April 8th, 2015
Bethesda Academy has become one of Savannah's premier event spaces.  We've updated out Sandfly Event Space page about how they have expanded their 650 acre campus to accommodate everything from an intimate wedding to a festival event.  Read more....

March 19, 2015
The Savannah Skate Park will have it's official groundbreaking on March 26th at 3pm at Lake Mayer Community Park.  Chatham County Skate Park Supporters has been working on this project since 2009 and have raised over 160K to date for the construction of the skatepark. Site grading for the skatepark began in January and will resume later this year. The groundbreaking will mark the beginning of their final fundraising campaign.

This effort is part of a partnership with Chatham County and they hope to set the precedent for future groups. There will be a public meeting on Sunday, March 29th at 3:00 pm at Lake Mayer Community Park (adjacent to the roller hockey rink), and supporters of the skatepark are strongly encourage to attend.  Supporters and potential donors for the skatepark can contact them through their website and you can follow the progress on Facebook and InstagramThis is going to be a fantastic addition to the neighborhood!

March 12, 2015

Savannah's legendary St Patrick's Day celebration is just 5 days away.  Sandfly has everything you need for a festive celebration!  More.....

February 27th, 2015
So much to do around Sandfly this weekend!  Live music, the 3rd Annual Fitness Festival at Lake Mayer, a Bird Hike at Skidaway Island State Park, a Colonial Blacksmith demonstration at Wormsloe Plantation, and the Bethesda Farm Stand is open.  Get all the details on our Events Calendar.

February 24th, 2015

Locally based non-profit organization Childhood Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE), received the $2,000 Encourage Health grant today and Chatham County Park Services will hold its 3rd Annual Fitness Festival on Saturday, February 28, 2014 at Lake Mayer.  Read more.......

February 13th, 2015
SO many great reasons to come shop in Sandfly Savannah!  See the latest!

February 4th, 2015
Smallcakes: A Cupcakery is a big part of the business boom in Sandfly and a scrumptious addition to the neighborhood.  Their variety of cupcakes and small cakes are delicious and beautiful.  Meet the baker behind those incredible small cakes.

January 27, 2015
Super Museum Sunday is February 8th from 12pm to 4pm.  Over 40 cultural institutions, historic sites, museums, and other points of interest in Savannah and coastal Georgia are opening their doors FREE to the public for this Georgia Historical Society tradition. Sandfly area institutions that are participating are Bethesda Academy’s William H. Ford, Sr. Museum & Visitors Center, Pin Point Heritage Museum, UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium, and Wormsloe Historic Site.  For a full list of participating museums, visit the Georgia Historical Society Website.

January 26, 2015
In an effort to promote oral heath education, Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental announces the Inspiring Smiles Series.  The series starts Tuesday, January 27th at her Sandfly practice and will include four talks; mercury removal, DNA & periodontal testing, invisible braces, and the heart and mouth connection.  

January 21, 2015

Driftaway Cafe is participating in Savannah Restaurant Week from Friday, January 23 - Sunday, February 1. They will be offering a spectacular 3-course, prix fixe dinner menu for only $30 per person.  Here is a preview of their menu.

First Course
Savannah River Farms Pork Belly - Locally Farmed House Smoked Pork Belly with Caramelized Apples, Shaved Parmesan and Whole Grain Mustard

Fried Green Tomatoes - Cornmeal Fried Green Tomatoes with Bacon Aioli and house made Matchstick Pickles

Kale Quinoa Salad - Fresh Kale, Quinoa, Cucumber, Red Onions, Toasted Almonds and Goat Cheese with a Seasonal Vinaigrette

Main Course
Sandfly Shrimp N’ Grits - Fresh Local Shrimp and our Savannah River Farms Pork Belly With Tomato Pepper Sauce over Four Cheese Stone Ground Grits

Fresh made Gnocchi - Housemade Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Fresh Asparagus, Sautéed Spinach, Fresh Cauliflower, Caramelized Apples and Shaved Parmesan in Mushroom Broth

Heirline Chicken Breast - A Fresh Chicken Breast with the Drumette attached Cast Iron seared and served on a bed of Orzo Pasta with Sautéed Kale, Diced Tomatoes and Goat Cheese then finished with a White Wine Butter

Georgia Pecan Pie Bar - Topped with Real Vanilla Ice Cream, Finished with a Chocolate drizzle

Fresh Blueberry Cobbler - Made in house and served hot, Topped with real Vanilla Ice Cream

January 20, 2015
The board of directors of Chatham Savannah Citizen Advocacy is hosting a fundraising oyster roast at The Isle Of Hope Marina on Sunday, January 25th from 3pm - 6pm.  Chatham Savannah Citizen Advocacy is a 37 year old community based organization devoted to bringing people from all walks and wheels of life into a variety of voluntary personal relationships for the benefit of those involved as well as the benefit for the larger community.  Come join the fun for a great cause.  For more information go to the Chatham Savannah Citizen Advocacy website.

January 19, 2015

New menu at Great Harvest Bread Company starts today!  They are bringing back an old favorite and introducing new breads and sweets.

December 18, 2014
With the kids out of school for the holidays tomorrow, check out all the great activities at Skidaway Island State Park from now until the end of the year.  Great time to get outside!

December 9, 2014

Women business owners collaborate to support buy local efforts gathering to showcase business savvy and style in Sandfly.

November 19, 2014
Savannah Power Yoga Community Classes has raised over $10,000 for their causes so far in 2014 and are now funding a Hospice Savannah children's bereavement yoga program. 

November 11, 2014

Dr. Angela Canfield announces the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of Sandfly Family Dental, will be held Friday, November 14, at 10 a.m. in Norwood Market. In conjunction with the grand opening, Dr. Canfield will be donating 10% of new patient procedures during the first week to the Savannah Children's Theatre. This donation will go towards materials for building scenery, fabric for costumes, props, paint, makeup, lighting and sound equipment. Dr. Canfield will also be hosting a school-supply drive for the Isle of Hope Elementary and Middle School. Meet Dr Angela Canfield.

November 6, 2014
The 2014 Sandfly Holiday Open House and Toy Drive will take place on Thursday, December 11th!

November 1, 2014
MPC votes against rezoning Luten Hill property across from Norwood Market on Skidaway Road for commercial development.  Leaves decision to County Commission.

October 30, 2014

A community meeting was held on Tuesday night at St Thomas Episcopal Church on Isle of Hope with county officials to discuss the use of golf carts on the road in Sandfly.  Here is a recap of the meeting from Isle of Hope resident Jeremy Summerell.

October 27, 2014
It was a busy weekend around Sandfly! The Isle of Hope Art & Music Festival was a great success and we have a photo gallery of the day. Laroche Avenue is open, has expanded it's event coverage, and Bethesda Farm Stand has grass fed beef and new Saturday hours! Read all the latest from Sandfly! 

October 21, 2014

The Isle of Hope Art and Music Festival is this weekend, Saturday, October 25th.  
See a gallery of art that will be there and the schedule for music, children's activities, and more!

October 17, 2014
This summer we told you about an artificial reef project initiated by the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to support the stressed ecosystem just off our coast.  While checking on the reefs progress (it's going very well) we found a new interactive map posted by Georgia's DNR.  The Georgia Outdoor Map is a fantastic portal to explore everything the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has to offer.  The map is there to help you explore all of the various outdoor opportunities for outdoor recreation, exploration, and education in the State of Georgia both on the water and inland.   You can zoom right into the Sandfly area and find inshore reefs, bait zones, sunken vessels and much more.  Very cool!!

October 14, 2014

This week in Sandfly retail shopping!

October 13, 2014
Sandfly businesses continue to work for our community.  Livvy Boutique joins the fight against Leukemia & Lymphoma.  Make a donation to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for The Sweet Sixteen Retail Campaign and you will be automatically entered into the drawing to win a $50.00 gift certificate to Livvy Boutique!!  Visit Livvy Boutique's fundraising page for more information.

October 3, 2014

Fighting childhood obesity in Sandfly.  Read about what one local non-profit is doing to educate the community on healthy living and healthy children.

September 26, 2014

Local family business, Wright Security Systems, celebrates 25 years!

photo by Cynthia Wright

September 24, 2014
It's here!!  Livvy Boutique Grand Opening is today! Stop by the store in Norwood Plaza between 5:30 - 7:30 to celebrate and shop.  Here's a preview of what's new in fashion in Sandfly.

September 18, 2014

Gift shopping in Sandfly for $20 and under.

September 14, 2014

Laws change for use of golf carts in Georgia affecting Sandfly area.

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September 2, 2014

Four Sandfly Businesses voted Best in Savannah by Savannah Magazine readers!

August 26, 2014

Sandfly news and the Fall Festival season!

women in business in Sandfly

July 27, 2014

As the back to school shopping has begun, there’s much to report from Sandfly.

Sharks win!

July 2, 2014

Happy 4th of July neighbors! We will all agree that a summer celebration on the coast is something special. Everyone is looking forward to fun with family and friends on the water or next to the grill for this long holiday weekend.  Check the Community Calendar for a list of activities and fun in Sandfly.  There is live music at Driftaway Café and Sandfly Sports Bar Saturday night!  We have much to celebrate in Sandfly!

New business   Norwood Plaza has two businesses opening. Retail Retreat Dog Bakery & Boutique is opening next door to Nourish.  Their mission: “To celebrate the incredible bond that exists between animals and people.”  And it goes on from there with love and support for dogs, people and community.  Go to (great website name) for all the details.  AND….a Verizon store is opening next to Cutter’s Point.  Verizon, along with Nonstop Fitness are advertising positions available.  Great thing to see employment opportunities in the neighborhood.  Neighbors from Dutch Island have started a business selling surplus an unneeded items on ebay.  The Mulberry Pickers bring a container to your home, you fill it, and they sell it on ebay and split the profits 50/50.  Start cleaning out those drawers and closets and make some money hassle free. Contact them at

Business change   4Kids Toy Store closed a few months ago, but Sandfly Market Place expanded into their space and now occupies 12,000 square feet with over 50 vendors and new items coming in every day.  It’s the best treasure hunt in town!  Ozzy’s departure made more room for Jalapeno’s.  Deb’s Pub and Grub has new owners and a new name.  The Norwood Tavern has a new menu and dart league matches.  Connect Savannah did a great story on the Tavern.  Stop in and see what's new!  Sweet Tea Home & Gifts has a new owner, congratulations to Katy Sauers Dukes!  AND, Sandfly Bar & Grill has a new name and a new website.  Check out for menus and events.

Environment   Many will be interested to know that The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed donated concrete culvert, metal chicken transport cages, and steel structures as the latest additions to Artificial Reef SAV, six nautical miles southeast of Tybee Island.  It’s an incredible preservation program that will benefit us all greatly.  Read the full press release here. Very interesting!

Community   A great community is built by good neighbors.  Savannah Power Yoga now uses Nourish Natural Products in the studio.  Great Harvest Bread Company continues to reach out in support of local business.  They have partnered with Bethesda Academy Farm and Gardens to offer seasonal breads and muffins and use Bethesda eggs in their breads.  Read here for more info. Bethesda Farm Stand is in full swing.  If you haven’t already, subscribe here to Bethesda Academy Farm and Gardens newsletter to know what will be available each week.  And spread the word!

More local   Long time residents are thrilled to see Polk’s Produce back on their original corner. They are set up at Herb Creek on Friday’s and Saturday’s this summer.  They tell us Polk’s will be there until the produce runs out!

On July 4th, it will have been one year since this community website launched.  It has been an incredible honor and a great adventure to bring you information on local business, culture, charity, and events.  Sandfly is a special place and we are grateful to live here.  Thank you for listening!

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