July Update

Hello Everyone - A quick couple of things: 1. I'll be back at Kevin Barry's in Savannah for the week of 2-8 July. Of course that covers Independence Day on the 4th. Here's what the City of Savannah has planned: Savannah’s July 4th 2012 Fireworks Extravaganza Fireworks in Savannah Georgia It’s hard to get excited about any holiday that falls on a Wednesday, but we take our celebrations seriously in the South and Savannah’s July 4, 2012 Fireworks Extravaganza will be no exception. Everyone knows that Savannah is the only place to be for St. Patrick’s Day – after all, we did hold the largest parade with the largest attendance in the WORLD just a couple of months ago – but we take all opportunities that come our way to have some fun. Did you know there are over 200 festivals throughout the year in Savannah – no kidding! We love our food, our beer, our wine, our art, our culture, our city – heck, we love it all – but most of all we love sharing! So join us on July 4, even if it is a Wednesday, and plan on spending the night – getting up for work the next day is much easier if you didn’t spend it in jail cause you had a wee bit too much fun – or better, take the next day off, meander our streets and enjoy this world-class destination. This year, the Riverfront Association will throw a party as if it were a Friday night – there will be music, food, live shows, contests, and more, but best of all it is free! Mosey on down to Rousakis Plaza ’round about 5 p.m., bring a blanket and some snacks, oh, and don’t forget your radio! Yup, tune your radio to FM radio stations KIX 96.5 or Magic 103.9 for the choreographed music simulcast fireworks beginning around 9:15 p.m. Of course we'll be having some appropriate music and celebrations at the pub as well. We may even start things a little early, so you might want to phone (912-233-9626) and check. Come on early anyway. It's a great spot from which to watch the fireworks and then pop on back in for a nightcap. 2. My old pal George Lewett, the pride of NYC, Mountshannon in E.Clare, Eire and Talinn, Estonia has just released a new recording: George and Friends sing a Few Favorite Songs. Songs include Paddy McGinty's Goat, Come Back Paddy Reilly, The Wearing of the Green, A Wee Doch an Doris and Abdul Abulbul Amir and 11 more. Friends are Jesse and Terence Winch, Betsy O'Malley, Mitch Fanning, Tina Eck and Zan McLeod. You can read about it, listen, download or order a copy at the following link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/georgelewettfriends I bought a copy and listened to it. It made me smile. Not just because it was George. It brings you back, I'll tell you. It's like being at a house session years ago and hearing a lot of music hall and trad tunes that are only rarely tried these days. It's fun! 3. My buddy William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, E Co., 506th PIR (The Band of Brothers) recently took a tumble and busted up his collarbone pretty badly. At 89, things like this can be a little dicey - especially if you left one of your wheels at Bastogne 68 years ago. So, I'd very much appreciate it your help by maybe sending up a prayer or two for his recovery. His son,Gene, is looking after him for the time being and of course he's still in daily contact with his brother in battle, Edward "Babe" Heffron, who lives around the block. So he's doing OK but I know your prayers will do a great deal toward making him feel better and shortening his recuperation period. I guess that's about it for now. I hope you can make it into Kevin Barry's. Oh, yeah, Vic just reminded me that the pub has just come out with a new menu. I've seen it and ordered from it and I can tell you without reservation, it's real good chow indeed. Even if you make reservations, it's still good chow - maybe better! Stop by my website, if you have a chance. Leave a note. Listen to some of the music there and if you like, feel free to place an order. Take care and join me in keeping the women and men of our armed forces in out thoughts and prayers. Frank

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