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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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   Listen to artists that can be heard in Sandfly. 
   Artist -  Eric Britt
   Song - Asheville Mountain Blues


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