Georgia Magazine - August 2013 - (Page 4)

CONTENTS August 2013 Vol. 69, No. 8 D E PA R T M E N T S 5 VIEWPOINT The senior on the high diving board 6 MAILBOX 8 GEORGIA NEWS 9 LIBERTY NOTES 9 PICTURE THIS? 10 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 16 ON T H E C O VER : Stratton Leopold, a feature film producer for more than three decades, shares a specialty sundae with his wife, Mary, outside Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah. The family business, begun in 1919 by Stratton’s father Peter and uncles George and Basil, is his “day job,” says a sign in the popular Savannah shop. (The sundae is the newly created “GEORGIA Magazine Sundae”—get a scoop today!) (Photo by Stephen Morton.) 14 CURRENTS Renovation complete on EMC cabin; FFA Convention news; Walter Harrison Scholarship winners; Oklahoma relief efforts 28 AROUND GEORGIA Discover Lake Oconee 32 MY GEORGIA From East to West and back again 34 GEORGIA COOKS Here’s the scoop! Ice cream for all flavors 38 SNAPSHOT Georgia wildlife F E AT U R E S 16 34 Sweet success Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah serves up smiles; plus, the new “GEORGIA Magazine Sundae: The Scoop”! By Vyvyan Lynn 22 web exclusive Tracking the Bottlenose dolphins The Dolphin Project educates, monitors the health of Georgia’s dolphin populations. By Amy L. Schneider The “g” means more is online! Click on the August 2013 cover, online at, for this month’s bonus content: 26A – Saving Wilma; Dolphin facts 31A – While visiting Lake Oconee 36A – Second helping: We all scream for more ice cream! 38A 38B 38C 38D 4 – More Snapshot photos – Plant of the month – August’s online trivia contest – Georgia Grown spotlight More online at FROM THE EDITOR What’s better than strolling Savannah’s riverfront and viewing its historic sites? Try dipping into an ice cream sundae at Leopold’s Ice Cream while you sightsee! The many ice cream varieties, toppings and special sauces are one-of-a-kind—and the business is too. Family-owned and begun in 1919 by current owner Stratton Leopold’s father and uncles, the shop is a Savannah icon. It ranks tops in anyone’s book, and, in fact, Leopold’s Ice Cream helped make Savannah No. 1 in Travel+Leisure’s 2013 America’s Best Cities for Ice Cream! What makes the shop even more intriguing is the Hollywood connection. Aside from (real) ice cream shop period pieces, including the original shop’s stone counters, there are movie posters and celebrity photos on every wall. Leopold, a native Savannahian, has been a feature film producer for more than three decades with credits including “The Sum of All Fears” and “Mission: Impossible III.” He’s also filmed many movies in our state, including some in production and others still up his sleeve. What’s more, he’s created the “GEORGIA Magazine Sundae,” which he and wife Mary are enjoying in our cover photo. Come try this Georgia pecan- and peanut-filled confection this month! See “Sweet success,” page 16, for more on “The Scoop”! While on the Georgia coast, don’t miss watching the dolphins frolic in the waterways, especially off Tybee Island. These wild estuarine Bottlenose dolphins are being studied by an all-volunteer organization that records dolphin behavior and creates photo IDs. The Dolphin Project will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2014 monitoring the health of the coastal marine mammal population; for more details, see “Tracking the Bottlenose dolphins,” page 22. Enjoy! Ann Orowski Editor GEORGIA MAGAZINE

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - August 2013

Georgia Magazine - August 2013
Georgia News
Picture This?
Liberty Notes
Calendar of Events
Sweet Success
Tracking the Bottlenose Dolphins
Saving Wilma; Dolphin Facts
Around Georgia
While Visiting Lake Oconee
My Georgia
Georgia Cooks
Second Helping: We All Scream for More Ice Cream!
More Snapshot Photos
Plant of the Month
August’s Online Trivia Contest
Georgia Grown Spotlight

Georgia Magazine - August 2013