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September 2010

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lee’a Proffitt, Ph.D. joins Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

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Real estate expert in Liberty, Long and Bryan counties

joins Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

 

(SAVANNAH) – Lee’a Proffitt, Ph.D., has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty as a sales associate focusing on the coastal Georgia area of Liberty, Long and Bryan counties, including Midway and Hinesville.

Proffitt has nine years of residential and commercial experience in coastal Georgia real estate and the real estate markets in Austin, Texas and South Beach in Miami. A Ludowici resident for 12 years, she spent summers here all her life with her family and is very well-versed in the area and its many neighborhoods.

“My clients have always been number one; I will go above and beyond to find the right home or commercial property for them,” Proffitt said. “I’m always willing to do what is right and in the best interest of my clients. I take pride in being knowledgeable and honest as I help guide them through the real estate process.”

Proffitt co-authored an ARELLO online course for real estate professionals. Currently a fifth-grade teacher for Liberty Elementary School, she has nine years of experience teaching kindergarten through fifth grade and 14 years experience as a college adjunct instructor. She finds that work experience has honed her patience, her organizational skills and her ability to be clear and concise and follow a time schedule in a pleasant manner. She was also assistant director of Brewton-Parker College.

Proffitt earned a Ph.D. in higher education and leadership from Capella University and a master’s degree in instructional development and design from Central Michigan University. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and literature from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a bachelor’s in early childhood education from Brewton-Parker College. She also holds an associate’s degree in English communication from University of Rio Grande..

Proffitt lives with her family in Ludowici and attends Elin Baptist Church. She also teaches at-risk children and tutors them free of charge.

Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. Founded in 1981, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is noted for outstanding service to its clients, thorough knowledge of Savannah and the South Carolina Low Country, and excellent staff, in addition to having one of the region’s top property management departments. Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real EstateThe owners are natives of Savannah who have more than 60 years’ combined experience in real estate. The offices are located at 9, 13, and 17 West Charlton Street on Madison Square in Savannah and 6 Bruin Street in Bluffton, S.C.

For more information, call Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty at (912) 234-3323 or visit www.celiadunnsir.com. To contact the Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900.

 

 

 

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Home Inspector, Lawyer, Banker, Realtor to give HOMEBUYING SEMINAR, OCT 14

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Home Inspector, Lawyer, Banker, Realtor to give home buying tips at free seminar Oct. 14
 
 Learn ‘What you need to know about buying a home in today’s market’

 

 RSVP (912) 234-3323

 

 (SAVANNAH, GA)  Find out everything you need to know about buying a
  home in today’s market, including tips from a home inspector, an
  explanation of real estate contracts from a lawyer, advice about
  sorting through home choices from a sales manager, and credit and
  mortgage advice from a banker, at a free seminar Thursday, Oct. 14.
  Light refreshments will be served.

  Learn about credit scores, mortgage choices and more from Bank of
  America’s Chris Vogler.

National Property Inspections’ David Riley will explain the value of an inspection and how it will
  help you make a more informed decision on your home purchase.

Find out what to think about as you purchase your home, and also learn the benefits and pitfalls of short sales and foreclosures from Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty’s Sales Manager Marion Callaway.

Understand the closing process and how to check your mortgage papers before you sign, as attorney Doug McManamy explains the fundamentals of a real estate contract.

A representative from  Bernard Williams & Company will explain home insurance. The experts
  explain that planning makes the homebuying process easier, more
  understandable, and more likely to give you exactly what you want.

  The seminar, "What you need to know about buying a home in
  today’s market," will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday,
  Oct. 14 at the Jewish Educational Alliance. The seminar is free and
  open to the public. RSVP to Lori Combs at (912) 234-3323 or
  Lori.Combs@sothebysrealty.com

  Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s
  International Realty specializes in residential and commercial
  properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South
  Carolina. Founded in 1981, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty
  is noted for outstanding service to its clients, thorough knowledge of
  Savannah and the South Carolina Low Country, and excellent staff, in
  addition to having one of the region’s top property management
  departments. Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is a member of
  Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. The owners are natives of
  Savannah who have more than 60 years’ combined experience in real
  estate. The offices are located at 9, 13, and 17 West Charlton Street
  on Madison Square in Savannah and 6 Bruin Street in Bluffton, S.C.
  For more information, call Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty
  at (912) 234-3323 or visit www.celiadunnsir.com . To contact the
  Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 27, 2010

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES 
Distributed weekly on the CarriageTradePR Local NewsWIRE™ to the local media.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) This Friday, Oct 1, Dr. Doll Miller will be running 60 miles, leaving  from the Landings at 5AM. Run sponsors will join her for 10 miles in Forsyth Park, heading to Tybee. More runners will join her at the Tybee Lighthouse, where she will then head back to the Humane Society to celebrate her 60th birthday.   See sponsorship opportunities and the route she will be running.  www.run60on60.org.  912-354-9515 (ext. 106)

(SAVANNAH, GA)   Find out everything you need to know about buying a home in today’s market, including tips from a home inspector, credit and mortgage advice from a banker, an explanation of real estate contracts from a lawyer, and advice about sorting through home choices from the sales manager with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty. The free seminar will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Jewish Educational Alliance. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Lori Combs at (912) 234-3323 or Lori.Combs@sothebysrealty.comwww.celiadunnsir.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Book Festival hosted NewYorkTimes-bestselling mystery writer Stuart Woods.

SEE PHOTOS

 

(HARDEEVILLE, SC) Top Five Most Popular Stones Used on Residential Construction & Home Improvement Projects LIST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Landings Art Association Annual Fall Show at Merrill Lynch Building in Skidaway Village on Skidaway Island on Friday, Oct. 15 and on Mon. Oct.18 through Wed., Oct.20 from 9-5. The show is free and open to the public. For more info, call 598-8262 or visit www.landingsart.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents 9315 Whitefield Avenue, $339,0000. Agent Stuart Marshall 912-655-5599

http://www.9315whitfield.com/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Ocean Exchange announces the new Board of Governors Board of Governors

(SAVANNAH, GA) Gaining weight around the belly, tired after meals, craving sugar? You may insulin resistant says Dr. Sam Young in this 31 minute: WEBCAST

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Next Generation invites you to their First Annual BBQ, Brews and Bluegrass Fundraiser benefiting the Backus Children’s Hospital, Sunday, October 3rd from 3-7pm at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum. Music by Steward & Winfield.  www.nextgenerationsavannah.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Clean out Your Closet for A Good Cause. Performance Initiatives, home of Coastal Empire Weightlifting, is now accepting donations of yard sale items for a Weightlifter’s Size yard sale on Saturday, October 2nd at 633 Windsor Road, 7AM to Noon. kerrigoodrich@comcast.net

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Military Affairs Council will meet on Wednesday, 20 October at 4:30 p.mwww.savannahchamber.com
 

(SAVANNAH, GA) One injury claim can cost a small business owner hundreds of thousands of dollars with an average Lost Time claim of $38K.  On November 10, learn "How to Reduce the Chances of a Costly Employee Injury Claim; 5 Tips for Workplace Safety," when The Sullivan Group’s Safety and Loss Control Manager Scott Goldsberry speaks at the Exchange Club at noon.  Call Tim Beers for more information, 912-925-6608. www.simplysullivans.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, upcoming events: http://savannahchamber.com/events.php

(SAVANNAH, GA) Gulf oil spill to be focus of Skidaway Institute lecture is the next program in the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography 2010 Fall Lecture Series, "Crystal Ball: Changes Afoot for Our Oceans and Coast in the 21st Century."  The program will be presented on Monday, September 27, at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA) on Abercorn Street. The same program will be repeated on Thursday, September 30, also at 7 p.m., in the McGowen Library Auditorium on the Skidaway Institute campus. Admission will be $5, but free for members of the Skidaway Marine Science Foundation, The Learning Center and for students. For additional information, visit www.skio.usg.edu.

(SAVANNAH, GA) This black and white kitten needs a home Visit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah

 (SAVANNAH,GA) Photos from the American Diabetes Association  2010 Sunsplash Outdoor Fitness Festival Walk/Cycle/Kayak, September 25. Photos by Kim Thomson, of KIM-imaging, LLC http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=380428

(SAVANNAH, GA)  FastTrac® Growth Venture Program. Starts September 28 – November 2. Cost $895. Call the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center 912-651-3200 or www.georgiasbdc.org/growthventure.

(SAVANNAH, GA)  KOOLSCIENCES4KIDZ presents: Where did it go? Dissolving /melting / temperature. OCT   2, 9, 16 . Sign up www.mathandsciencematters.com

SAVANNAH, GA) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night walk will be held Friday, October 15th in Forsyth Park. For more information  contact Jean Doliber at 912.897.1300.  To register for the walk, go to www.lls.org/ga.

 

 

(ISLE OF HOPE) Isle of Hope Pool & Community Club presents the of 2nd Annual Isle of Hope Hope Haunted Trail, Fri, Oct 29 at the Isle of Hope Pool. 5:30p- Kids’ Carnival, 7p- Haunted Trail. $5. msmarshalljr@comcast.net.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk Festival will be held Saturday, October 23rd in Forsyth Park. The fifth annual Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate. .www.LDSSGA.org

(SAVANNAH,GA) Annual Landings Art Association sidewalk show and sale will be on Main Street in Skidaway Village from 10-3 on Sat. October 30. For more info, call  973-885-9893 or visit

www.landingsart.org

(STONINGTON BOUROUGH, CT) I visited my daughter in CT – this is her new cat CY CY http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/3352/

(STONINGTON BOUROUGH, CT) The Doors of the Bourough in Stonington, CT. DOORS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Ocean Exchange Announces the Inaugural Board of Governors

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Executive Team of the Savannah Ocean Exchange Announces the Inaugural Board of
Governors.

The Savannah Ocean Exchange Board of Governors consists of global thought leaders from diverse discipline to
include: Ocean experts, major corporations, representation from major universities and the federal government.

The overarching focus of Savannah Ocean Exchange is Our Ocean – the global system that connects everything:
environment, economies and health. Each year the Board of Governors set the theme for the next year’s
conference and initiates a global search for best-in-class proven solutions to these Ocean-related challenges. At
the annual conference the best proven solutions are showcased. The 2011 Conference will focus on Coast
In October the Savannah Ocean Exchange will officially send out the global Call for the submissions of solutions.

During the Savannah Ocean Exchange conference the City of Savannah and surrounding coastal communities
invite all to celebrate our Ocean through: · Performances and Presentations · Culture and Cuisine · Vessels and
Viewings · Events and Excursions, through the Savannah Ocean Exchange Public Outreach and Education.

Savannah Ocean Exchange Inaugural Board of Governors

NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Director – Danial J. Basta
Georgia Ports Authority, Executive Director – Curtis J. Foltz
The Coca-Cola Company, Vice President of Environment and Water Resources – Jeff Seabright
International Financial Services (IFSC), Ireland, Chairman – John Bruton
Shipbuilding Association of Canada, President – Peter Cairns
Wallenius Wilhelmsen – Logistics Americas LLC,
President of Region Americas, -Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics / Deputy CEO Christopher J. Connor
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Australia –
Director, Ecosystem Conservation and Sustainable Use – Jon Day
Savannah College of Art and Design, Chief Academic Officer – Tom Fischer
Georgia Institute of Technology, -Director Georgia Tech Savannah Vice Provost Georgia Tech – David Frost
UPS, Vice President, Customer Relationship Management – Dale Hayes
Smithsonian Institution, Sant Chair, Marine Science, Museum of Natural History – Nancy Knowlton
IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas, Marine Vice Chair – Dan Laffoley
Vice Admiral U.S. Navy and NOAA (RET.) – Conrad C. Lautenbacher Jr.
Harvard University, Senior Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative – Susan Leal
Independent Film Producer – Stratton Leopold
Gulfstream, Executive Vice – President General Dynamics,
Aerospace Group and President of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation – Joe Lombardo
JCB, Vice Chairman – John Patterson
iTECH for Business LLC, CEO – George Powers
Endeavor, CEO and Founder – Linda Rottenberg
GPB Media, President and Executive Director – Teya Ryan
Sapelo Foundation, Secretary & Trustee – Irene Reynolds Schier
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries – Eric C. Schwaab
American Samoa Government, Governor Togiola T. A Tulafono
Author Jack Uldrich
SEAlliance, founding partner of Mission Blue,
Google Curator/Content Editor for OCEAN in Google Earth – Charlotte Vick
Emory University, Director of the Emory Center for Ethics-Paul Root Wolpe PhD.
Paz Energy LLC, Chairman of the Board of Managers – Brig. Gen. Albert C. Zapanta (Ret.)

Contact for more information:
Marjorie Young, CarriageTradePR President, 213 W. York Street, Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 844-9990 marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
Cathy Sakas, Co-Founder and Chair Organizing Committee
912-660-7164. cathy.sakas@savannahoceanexchange.org

(SAVANNAH OCEAN EXCHANGE) Press Conference & Dinner for Media, Sept 22, 6pm

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Press Conference

Who: The Executive Team of the Savannah Ocean Exchange

What: Savannah Ocean Exchange Executive team to Announce at press conference:
· Inaugural Board of Governors and
· The Theme for the 2011 Savannah Ocean Exchange Conference.

When: The Media is invited to:
· A Press Conference on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 6PM.
· Dinner to meet and talk informally with the Savannah Ocean Exchange Executive Team and Board of Governors, Dinner starts at 6:45 PM.

Where: Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, lower level on the east end. RSVP to Cathy Sakas 912-660-7164 cathy.sakas@savannahoceanexchange.org.

Note: The Savannah Ocean Exchange Board of Governors consists of global thought leaders from diverse discipline to include: Ocean experts, major corporations, representation from major universities and the federal government.

Background: Savannah Ocean Exchange Conference 2011 – September 2011 in Savannah, Georgia

The overarching focus of Savannah Ocean Exchange is Our Ocean – the global system that connects everything: environment, economies and health.

Each year the Board of Governors set the four challenges for the next year’s conference and initiates a search for best-in-class proven solutions to these Ocean-related challenges. At the annual conference the 40 best proven solutions are showcased.

Savannah Ocean Exchange Public Outreach and Education 2011
During the Savannah Ocean Exchange conference the City of Savannah and surrounding coastal communities invite all to celebrate our Ocean through:
· Performances and Presentations
· Culture and Cuisine
· Vessels and Viewings
· Events and Excursions

Contact for more information: Cathy Sakas, Co-Founder and Chair Organizing Committee 912-660-7164.

http://www.savannahoceanexchange.wordpress.com

SAVANNAH STATESBORO: Linstroth of Trident Sustainability Group named to GSU Advisory Board

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(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Tommy Linstroth of Trident Sustainability Group has been
appointed to the Georgia Southern University College of Science and Technology (COST) Advisory Board. The University has the largest Construction Management Program in the State and Approximately 180 faculty serve over 2200 undergraduate and graduate students throughout all departments.

www.tridentsustainability.com

Georgia Southern produces nearly half of the Construction Management graduates in
the State, and are shifting their programs towards being sustainability-focused, including featuring a Center for Sustainability.

"I’m extremely excited to be appointed to this position, and look forward to helping
Georgia Southern reach their sustainability goals", said Tommy Linstroth, Principal of
Trident Sustainability Group. "With the amount of construction management students
GSU produces, increasing their sustainability knowledge will have a significant impact
across the region."

Trident Sustainability Group is a full-service sustainability and green building
consulting firm that focuses on providing triple bottom line solutions to a diverse range of clients both locally and nationwide. Trident provides hands on guidance on green building design and construction and offers extensive development-based expertise to help clients achieve LEED certification for their projects. Trident also provides institutional sustainability services to organizations, from nonprofit and small business to municipalities and government agencies looking to decrease energy and water consumption, improve indoor air quality, and reduce their environmental footprint.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP selected for inclusion in the 2010 “Best Law Firms”

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP is pleased to announce its selection for inclusion in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings. 


http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/firmprofile.aspx?firm_id=2165



Bouhan Williams & Levy, LLP was selected in Savannah for the categories of Admiralty and Maritime Law, General Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation and Corporate Law.

The methodology for the U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" involved surveying thousands of law firm clients; leading lawyers and law firm managers; partners and associates; and marketing officers and recruiting officers. Each were asked what factors they considered vital for clients hiring law firms, for lawyers choosing a firm to refer a legal matter to, and for lawyers seeking employment. http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/

  "Bouhan, Williams & Levy is honored to be included in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Law Firm Rankings.   We strive to provide our  clients with outstanding legal representation and view this honor as a recognition of this"   say Carlton Joyce,  a parter with the firm.


Headquartered in the Armstrong House at 447 Bull Street, Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP is among Savannah’s oldest law firms. They can be reached at http://www.bouhan.com  912-236-2491.
 

BOUHAN ARMSTRONG

 

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Ocean Exchange Launches 10 Day Event Starting Sept 17

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FOR MORE INFO CONTACT CATHY SAKAS

912-598-2417 • 912-660-7164 • www.savannahoceanexchange.wordpress.com

 

(SAVANNAH, GA September 13, 2010) – The Savannah Ocean Exchange Launches 10 Days of Ocean Lectures, Ocean Art, Ocean Cooking, Ocean Films, Ocean Story Tellers,  Ocean Water Sports, Ocean Vessels, Ocean Music, Ocean Boat Building for Kids, Ocean Lighthouses, etc. September 17- 26, 2010.

 

This is a global event here in Savannah, Georgia. The world is invited.

 

During the annual Savannah Ocean Exchange this September, vessels of all types will move up and down the Savannah River. At any time of day or night Ocean-going ships and working port vessels can be seen from River Street. Musicians, Film Producers, Lecturers and Story Tellers from near and far share their Ocean-inspired talents. Local Chefs showcase superb Savannah Coastal Cuisine in their own restaurants. Coastal Forts, Aquariums, Education Centers and Lighthouses offer special programs. Knowledgeable Naturalists and Professional Guides help the adventurous explore the ways Ocean, Land and Man interconnect while cruising, kayaking, diving, sailing, birding and in almost every water sport available.

 

 “Savannah Ocean Exchange invites all to renew body, soul and mind by experiencing our Coast and Ocean in familiar and new ways. Inspirational passions, creative accomplishments and achievable solutions are showcased. Connections are made while celebrating Coast and Ocean. We encourage you to stretch your muscles, expand your mind and feed your body and soul’ says Cathy Sakas, a founder of the Savannah Ocean Exchange.

 

 

Friday, September 17 – Sunday, September 19
Performances & Presentations: Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival •
Location: Trustees Theater – 216 East Broughton Street. NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary offers Ocean films and documentaries for the general public and for children. Although admission is free, you must secure tickets from the Trustees Theater box office either in advance or just prior to a showing. For a complete list of offerings, please visit: http://graysreef.noaa.gov/news/events/film_festival_2010/welcome.html. For more information about Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival, please call 912.598.2345 or visit http://graysreef.noaa.gov/.

Saturday, September 18 at 7pm
Performances & Presentations: Sea Chanteys •
Location: Ships of the Sea Museum – 41 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.  Art Rosenbaum and Around the Globe Sea Chantey Singers perform a concert of traditional tunes and sea chanteys, many collected from around Georgia and southern ports. Admission is free and the event will be held under the tent in the Ships of the Sea garden. For more information about Art Rosenbaum, please visit http://www.artrosenbaum.org/musician.html. For more information about Ships of the Sea Museum, please call 912.232.1511 or visit http://shipsofthesea.org/.

Sunday, September 19 starting at 10am
Excursions & Events: Pond Yacht Build and Regatta •
Location: Ships of the Sea Museum – 41 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. The first annual Pond Yacht Build and Regatta for kids and adults is offered where participants build their choice of wooden sailing ship and float them in a provided water trough. A fee of $10.00 includes a kit and two free Museum admissions. Call Karl DeVries at 912.232.1511 for information and to pre-register. For more information on Ships of the Sea Museum, please visit http://shipsofthesea.org/.

Monday, September 20 at 7PM
Performances & Presentations: Dolphins of the Southeastern USA •
Location: Jepson Center – 207 West York Street. Tara M. Cox, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences at Savannah State University will give a presentation on her ongoing research on our playful dolphins of the southeastern USA and in particular those in trouble in the waters near Brunswick, Georgia. Admission is free. For more information on the presentation, please contact Dr. Cox at coxt@savannahstate.edu. For more information on the Jepson Center for the Arts, please call 912.798.8800 or visit http://telfair.org/visit/jepson-center/overview/.
Bio: Dr. Cox’ expertise is in large marine vertebrate spatial ecology and conservation and her main areas of interest are marine mammal biology, human interactions with large marine vertebrates, policy and management. Her current projects include studies on the foraging ecology and begging behavior of bottlenose dolphins as well as photo- identification. Additionally she is working on a global assessment of by-catch of marine mammals, sea turtles, and seabirds; seasonal and individual movements of bottlenose dolphins in Georgia; and bacterial community composition in dolphin tissues. Most of her work takes place in Wassaw Sound and the Savannah River Estuary.

Tuesday, September 21 at 7PM
Performances & Presentations: North Atlantic Right Whales •
Location: Jepson Center – 207 West York Street. Clay George is Georgia Department of Natural Resources Nongame Conservation Section wildlife biologist who conducts research on right whales and manatees. His presentation will focus on the natural history and population status of and conservation efforts for the most endangered great whale in the world, the North Atlantic right whale. Admission is free. For more information about GDNR Coastal Resources Division, please call 912.264.7218 or visit http://crd.dnr.state.ga.us/. For more information on the Jepson Center for the Arts, please call 912.798.8800 or visit http://telfair.org/visit/jepson-center/overview/.
Bio: Clay George is a wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Nongame Conservation Section. Since 2004 Clay has coordinated the DNR’s marine mammal conservation program, which includes coordinating the Georgia Marine Mammal Stranding Network and conducting research on right whales and manatees. Clay lives in Brunswick, GA with his wife Jenn and their 5-year-old daughter Laney.

Wednesday, September 22 at 7PM
Performances & Presentations: The Venerable Shark •
Location: Jepson Center – 207 West York Street.

Matthew R. Gilligan, Ph.D., Professor and Coordinator of Marine Sciences at Savannah State University, will give an overview of the amazing, awe-inspiring sharks that ply our waters off the Georgia coast and the southeastern seaboard. His presentation is based on the natural history, life history and ecology of sharks. Information for his presentation is included in the Ichthyology course that he has taught at Savannah State University for the past 30 years and from his lifelong experiences with sharks. Admission is free. For more information on the presentation, please contact Dr. Gilligan at gilliganm@savannahstate.edu. For more information on the Jepson Center for the Arts, please call 912.798.8800 or visit http://telfair.org/visit/jepson-center/overview/.
Bio: Matthew R. Gilligan, Ph.D. is professor and coordinator of marine sciences at Savannah State University (SSU) in Savannah, Georgia. He earned a B.A. degree in Biology from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York and Ph.D. degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona. He was the Board of Regents 2001-2002 Distinguished Professor at SSU, is a member of the Education Sub-panel of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel, and chairs the Education Committee of the National and Southern Associations of Marine Laboratories. He has also served on and chaired the NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Panel.

Thursday, September 23 at 6PM
Performances & Presentations: Story Telling •
Location: Ships of the Sea Museum – 41 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. Spellbinding J’miah Nabawi, teaching/performing artist and national award-winning professional storyteller, will perform Ocean-inspired stories that delight old and young alike. Admission is free and the event will be held under the tent in Ships of the Sea garden. For more information on J’miah Nabawi, please visit http://www.southernartistry.org/jmiah_nabawi or call 912.655.7788. For more information on Ships of the Sea Museum, please call 912.232.1511 or visit http://shipsofthesea.org/.

Thursday, September 23 at 7PM
Performances & Presentations: Sea Chanteys •
Location: Ships of the Sea Museum – 41 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. The Savannah Ceili Band will perform a concert of traditional tunes and sea chanteys collected from around our great country and the globe. Admission is free and the event will be held under the tent in Ships of the Sea garden. For more information on Savannah Ceili Band, please visit http://www.myspace.com/savannahceiliband1. For more information on Ships of the Sea Museum, please call 912.232.1511 or visit http://shipsofthesea.org/ .

Friday, September 24 at 7PM
Performances & Presentations: Sharing the Beach with Sea Turtles •
Location: Jepson Center – 207 West York Street. The staff of Tybee Island Marine Science Center will give an introduction to the amazing lives of sea turtles that includes their anatomy, adaptations and nesting challenges on a developed island. Also featured will be Tybee Island’s conservation efforts. Admission is free. For more information on Tybee Island Marine Science Center and the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Volunteer Program, please call 912.786.5917 or visit http://tybeemarinescience.org/. For more information on the Jepson Center for the Arts, please call 912.798.8800 or visit http://telfair.org/visit/jepson- center/overview
Presenters: Maria Procopio, Executive Director, Lisa Girardin, Education Coordinator and Tammy Smith, Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project Coordinator

Saturday and Sunday, September 25-26 starting at 10am
Excursions & Events: Boatbuilding-from-Kit Weekend •
Location: Ships of the Sea Museum – 41 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. The second annual two-day Boatbuilding-from-Kit Weekend offers the opportunity to build a 12’ Bevin’s skiff and launch it on Sunday. Minimal woodworking skills are required. Cost: $40/adult or per adult and one child. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Karl DeVries at 912.232.1511 or visit http://shipsofthesea.org/.

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Saturday, September 18 through Sunday, September 26 at Various Times
Excursions & Events: Field Excursions •
Location: Participating Organizations in Savannah and Coastal Area – Various Addresses. Field Excursion Vendors offer kayaking, canoeing, fishing, cruising, birding scuba diving, photography and many more Ocean and Coast activities. For a current list of participating organizations, please visit savannahvisit.com/event/172.

Saturday, September 18 through Sunday, September 26 at Various Times
Culture & Cuisine: Savannah Coastal Cuisine •
Location: Participating Restaurants in Savannah and Coastal Area – Various Addresses. Local area Chef’s offer their best Ocean inspired Savannah Coastal Cuisine featuring Georgia wild caught shrimp for special prices during Savannah Ocean Experience. For a current list of participating restaurants, please visit savannahvisit.com/event/172.

Saturday, September 18 through Sunday, September 26 at Various Times
Culture & Cuisine: Education Opportunities •
Location: Participating Organizations in Savannah and Coastal Area – Various Addresses Coastal area Forts, Lighthouses, Aquariums and Education Centers offer special programs during Savannah Ocean Experience. For a current list of participating organizations, please visit savannahvisit.com/event/172.

Saturday, September 18 through Sunday, September 26 at Various Times
Vessels & Venues: International Flag Ships •
Location: River Street along the Savannah River. Ocean-going ships and port vessels move up and down the Savannah River all day and all night. View these massive Bulkers, Freighters, Tankers and Cargo Ships sailing under many different international flags as well as our local hard-working port vessels as they make way connecting Savannah to other ports all over our Planet Ocean. Best views are along River Street.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Humane Society Executive Director Lynn Gensamer to Speak at Nov. 1 at Exchange Club

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Humane Society Executive Director Lynn Gensamer to Speak at Nov. 1 Exchange Club Event

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lynn Gensamer, Executive Director of the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, will be the guest speaker at the Exchange Club of Savannah’s weekly luncheon on Monday, November 1 at noon. Gensamer’s presentation will focus on animal welfare in the Savannah community. Approximately 100 people, including local lawyers, judges, accountants, investment professionals, sales and management professionals, and retirees, are expected to attend.

 

During her presentation, Gensamer will discuss shocking figures about animal suffering and overpopulation, including the following disturbing facts:

 

· An estimated four to six million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year

· More animals die as a result of euthanasia than all other diseases combined

· One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in just seven years

· One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in just six years

 

In addition, Gensamer will address common misconceptions about the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, its relationship to the Humane Society of the United States, sources of funding and more.

 

"The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is an independent, unaffiliated 501 ©3 charitable organization dedicated to serving pets and people in our community," Gensamer says. "We appreciate the opportunity afforded us by The Exchange Club to speak about animal welfare issues and concerns in Greater Savannah and the role of the Humane Society."

 

The Exchange Club of Savannah meets every Monday at the Coastal Empire Fairgrounds at 4801 Meding Street in Savannah. Lunch is served at noon, and the program begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. Non-members may attend but seating is limited. To RSVP, please contact Tim Beers at Tim.Beers@edwardjones.com. For more information on the Exchange Club, please visit www.savannahexchange.org.

 

The Humane Society accepts owner surrendered animals and is open during the following hours for viewing and adoption – Mon-Wed 10-5; Thu 12-7; Fri-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 and for intake Mon-Wed 8:30-5; Thu 12-5; Fri-Sat 8:30-5 and Sun 12-5. The Humane Society’s website provides tips to pet owners detailing responsibilities on how to care for and keep animals safe and healthy. Microchip and Low Cost Shot Clinics are also held throughout the year. For more information about the Humane Society, the organization’s thrift shop, and how you can help, go to www.HumaneSocietySAV.org or call 912-354-9515.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) First Choice Wellness Celebrates 7 years in Business

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First Choice Wellness Celebrates 7 Years in Business

(SAVANNAH, GA) First Choice Wellness Celebrates 7 Years in Business. First Choice Wellness is the first and only multi-discipline clinic in the Savannah area having a Chiropractic Physician and a Medical Physician on staff, offering the patient the benefits of both medical and chiropractic care.

Dr. Sandra Bohnstengle, MD is a board certified Family Medicine. She attended Marshall University School of Medicine, she is from Savannah.  Dr. David Davies, DC is a board certified Chiropractor from Life Chiropractic University and grew up in Michigan.

These doctors are dedicated to solving your health problems, not just prescribing medication to block pain and mask symptoms.

First Choice Wellness Clinic is open Monday through Friday 8 to 6pm. Medical Doctor available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Chiropractic Physician available Monday through Friday. They are located on 132 Stephenson Ave at the corner of Habersham. For appointments call 912-354-4044 www.savannahchiropractic.wordpress.com

Medical Doctor and Chiropractor Doctor help patients in Savannah