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Archive for March, 2010

Happy Birthday Tennesse Williams

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Today marks the 99th of one of America’s greatest playrights, Tennessee Williams. Born Thomas Lanier Williams in Columbus, MS on March 26, 1911, Williams changed his name to Tennessee, the state of his father’s birth, in 1939 when he moved to New Orleans. Much of Williams works are based on the dysfunction of his family. His father was an alcoholic, his mother a hysteric and his sister, Rose, to whom he was devoted to, suffered from schizophrenia. In most of his works including The Glass Menagerie (1944), A Steetcar Named Desire (1947), The Rose Tattoo (1951), and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), these traits are found in his characters. (more…)

Date Night in Boston

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

We just came across an article in Boston.com on what famous Bostonians recommend doing on a perfect date night. Jerry Remy, the commentator for the Boston Red Sox and owner of Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill, summed it up best: I will go out on a limb and recommend taking a tour of Boston on Old Town Trolley. I have wanted to do that but haven’t done it yet . . . “Following that I would attend a Red Sox / Yankees game. What could be better than that?”

We can’t think of anything better than that, Jerry. Well, except ending the evening with a Ghosts and Gravestones tour!

Read the article here.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Friday, March 12th, 2010

For those of us not fluent in Irish, Lá Fhéile Pádraig means St. Patrick’s Day. Did you know the second largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the United States takes place right here in Savannah? Yep, as if you need another reason to visit our magical city. Since 1813 the city of Savannah has been celebrating the feast day of Ireland’s most famous saint. Nearly 400,000 folks will take part in this year’s festivities.

The day begins with mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist at 8:15. The parade begins at 10:15 on Abercorn Street (between Gwinnett and Hall) and snakes (no pun intended since St. Patrick is rumored to have driven the snakes out of Ireland) its way around the historic district down Broughton, Bay and Bull Streets. Come join us at Savannah tours and be Irish for the day!

St. Patrick

Tooting Your Own Horn

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Key West is known for all things Conch. If you are born here, you are a Conch. If you live hear for seven years or more you’re a fresh water conch. Our signature dish is is the conch fritter, the local football team are called the Fighting Conchs and the drill team the Conchettes. We live in the Conch Republic. In addition to providing us with delicious food, if you cut off the tip you can use it as a musical instrument For 48 years running the city has held a conch shell blowing contest and this year, it was won by our colleague, Clinton Curry, a sixth generation Conch, who is the general manager of the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Musuem. Congrats Clinton!
48th Annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest

The Studios of Key West

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

The Studios of Key West is a marvelous cultural center that features classes, studios for artist, lectures, exhibitions and concerts. Located in the historic Armory Building on White Street, the TSKW and is the anchor for the monthly Walk on White events. Our little island is very fortunate to have such incredible group and facility in our community.

Old Town Trolley Tours is proud to be a sponsor of TSKW and we have a trolley that has a special TSKW billboard on it designed by local artist Marc Caren. Yesterday, we too the plein air class out to the beach which was the perfect opportunity to get the trolley with the students and artists at the Armory.

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