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February 2014

The Matthew Freeman Project Launches New Mission to Support Gold Star Families

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(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The Matthew Freeman Project, paired with the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church, is launching its newest mission, Matthew Bears, Thursday, March 6 at 9:45 a.m. at Richmond Hill United Methodist Church during the Day School Chapel Time with a small reception to follow.

Lisa Freeman will be presenting stuffed bears to Gold Star Sibling Jessica Chihuahua’s sons, Bruce, Colton, and Levi. Jessica’s brother, Spc. Shannon Chihuahua, was an Army Combat Medic who was killed in Afghanistan in November 2012.

The bears being presented are made out of retired uniforms of Spc. Shannon Chihuahua.

The Matthew Bears Mission was formed to reach out to the children and nieces and nephews of military killed while deployed or in the performance of their duties.

Matthew 5:4 inspired the name for the mission and states “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Old uniforms from the military member killed is what will make up the material for the bears. The hope of the new mission is to bring a tangible piece of the military member back to the family to provide comfort. All bears are free to the families. For more information, please visit freemanproject.org or RHUMC.org.

About The Matthew Freeman Project:

The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens & Paper for Peace is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to collecting pens, paper, and other school supplies in cities and towns across the United States and sending them to U.S. military personnel for distribution in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other war-torn countries where children’s education has been affected by armed conflict. A scholarship has recently been started through The Matthew Freeman Project to help Gold Star siblings whose education was interrupted by the death of their sibling. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, visit www.freemanproject.org.

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Second Annual “Movement in the Park” at Forsyth Park Will Take Place in May

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Through her book, Dawn’s Daughter: Everything A Woman Needs To Know, Dawn Baker, along with Fleet Feet Sports Savannah, is sponsoring the second annual “Movement in the Park,” a day designed to help everyone take that first step toward starting a healthier lifestyle.

On Sunday, May 4, beginning at 2 p.m., they will take over Forsyth Park for “Movement in the Park.” Participants may join in the “Dawning of a Miracle Mile” (a one mile walk/run), Zumba, yoga, health screenings, food, fun and a whole lot more.

Donation is only $10.00. Proceeds will benefit Baker’s scholarship, “The Dawning of a Miracle Scholarship Fund,” administered by Savannah Community Foundation, Inc. All Savannah Chatham Public and Private School college-bound graduating female seniors with chronic/ life-threatening illnesses are eligible for this annual $1,000 scholarship. It is Baker’s dream to one day be able to pay for the first year of college for the recipient of this scholarship.

Baker said, “Please consider donating $1,000.00 toward a scholarship for a very deserving young lady. If you cannot make a $1,000 contribution, perhaps you will consider making a smaller donation to this worthy cause.”

For more information, email contactus@dawnbakeronline.com or visit www.dawnbakeronline.com 

MORE INFORMATION ON DAWN BAKER

Dawn Baker grew up in rural Riceboro, Georgia, population 750, but she never let her small town roots stand in the way of her big dreams. This Howard University graduate’s journalism career has taken her to the remote villages of Ghana, Nigeria, and Guatemala, where she produced award-winning documentaries on those poverty stricken areas.

Serving as co-host of the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon on WTOC-TV and her close interaction with chronically-ill children and their parents have inspired her to develop The Dawning of a Miracle Scholarship, an annual $1,000 scholarship for chronically-ill graduating senior young ladies who plan to pursue an education at a four-year college or university. Dawn hopes that every year she can continue to award a scholarship to a high school senior. Eventually, she would like to be able to pay for the first year of college for several young ladies. She believes that by educating and empowering these young ladies, we can change the future generation of leaders.

For more information, email contactus@dawnbakeronline.com or visit www.dawnbakeronline.com

 

 Dawn Baker

 

Youth Art Month Celebrated at the Savannah Mall

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(SAVANNAH, GA)In recognition of National Youth Art Month (YAM), the Savannah Mall will showcase 34 artwork panels created by local youth. Unveiling March 1, the displays will feature creative works from students in Chatham County public schools.

YAM is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children, and to encourage support for quality school art programs. This year’s theme is “Folk Art on my Mind.”

Created in 1961, YAM is focused on expanding and creating art programs in schools, as it recognizes art education as imperative for developing divergent and critical thinking, multi-cultural awareness, and technical, communication and expressive skills. The Council for Art Education (CFAE), a sponsor of Youth Art Month, adopted the national theme, “Start With Art, Learn for Life.”

Catriona Schaefer, from the Chatham County Board Of Education, said, “Youth Art Month, which is sponsored by The Council for Art Education, provides a venue for our students to showcase their learning from Kindergarten through the 12th grade, and it applauds their efforts, talents, and skills. We are very fortunate that our district recognizes and supports access to the arts in our schools, as we develop the next generation of leaders.”

The Youth Art Month display will be on exhibit at the Savannah Mall until March 31.

ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL

Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Claire’s, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Marks & Morgan Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, LiveOak Orchids, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-a, Savannah Gyro, Sbarro Italian Eatery, Saigon Flavors, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery, the Nutty Bavarian and Pete’s Italian Ice. This summer, the Savannah Mall plans to open Toby Keith I love this Bar and Grill and Pole Position. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi-Faircloth, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663
 or orsib@urbanretail.com . For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com

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5 Tips for Greater Health by Peter Brodhead

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As a Certified Nutritionist CN, and Certified Homeopathy CHom, I believe that some of the things I have picked up over the years might be helpful to those who are now changing their snacking habits to live a healthier lifestyle. So here are a few of the tips that I will be going over in the 2014 Encourage Health Educational Lecture Series. These are tips I wish someone had given me when I first started a natural diet.

1. Incorporate as many colors of food into your diet. Natural colors of fruits and vegetables can tell us much about their health benefits. Did you know that the color Red is an indicator of lycopene, found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables, such as paprika, cayenne pepper, red bell peppers, watermelons, and papayas. Lycopene is a natural way to prevent breast cancer and prostate cancer, and is associated with lowering hypertension i.e.. high blood pressure. Hibiscus Tea has been found to lower high blood pressure.

2. Want the secret to prolonging life? Get a little nutty. No seriously, a study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that ‘Eating More Nuts’ each day has lowered the death rate of participants by 20 percent. The high concentration of minerals and other beneficial compounds in nuts provide significant health benefits.

3. ‘Proper Hydration’ goes way beyond mere water. For instance, Green Tea has EGCG which has been known to support weight loss. Also, Green Tea has an ingredient that helps asthmatic symptoms. Cancer research suggests that this tea also stimulates cellular suicide in cancer cells. Green Tea has many brain benefits as well. There is a natural amino acid L-Theanine that help the brain keep calm and focused by increasing alpha waves.

4. It’s common knowledge that protein is vital to human health. ‘Clean Protein’ refers to beef that is from grass-fed cows rather than corn fed that can contain anti-biotic residues or genetically-modified substances. Grass-fed cow meat has a higher level of omega 3 and CLA which is the good kinds of fat that are anti-inflammatory. The meat has no left over residue, such as hormones or antibiotics.

5. Remember to ‘Spice It Up’. Black pepper enhances the absorption of all your foods. Cayenne pepper enables a fat hormone adiponectin to help manage weight. There are major benefits of incorporating more intense spices, like Turmeric, Paprika, Rosemary, Sage, and many others found in most home spice racks into cooking.

The smallest changes to a person’s diet can have the greatest impact.

Stay Healthy Savannah,
Peter Brodhead

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Mr. Brodhead opened Brighter Day Natural Foods store 35 years ago in hopes of bringing healthy choices to the people of Savannah. Mr. Brodhead is the first speaker at the 2014 Enmark Encourage Health Education Series on Feb. 25. All proceeds from this lecture will go to the West Broad Street YMCA, a Heritage YMCA.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ABOUT ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATIONAL SERIES
Peter Brodhead spoke Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Encourage Health Educational Series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 pm at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium. Enmark has sponsored with Healthy Savannah, the Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and WJCL, to present this premier series of five wellness lectures benefiting local nonprofit organizations focused on Wellness. The first nonprofit to benefit from ticket sales will be the West Broad Street YMCA. They raised funds during “Enmark Dollar Day” on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Enmark Station, located at 7406 Waters Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. There were opportunities for West Broad Street YMCA to receive $1 for every car wash, $1 at their charity table and $1 donations will be accepted at the cash registers. Lunch and lecture tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door. Checks should be made payable to The West Broad Street YMCA. For more information, visit http://myenmarkenjoy.com/Files/EncourageHealth

Abby the ArchaeoBus Rolls into the Savannah Mall

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Abby the ArchaeoBus, Georgia’s Mobile Archaeology classroom, will make a stop at the Savannah Mall Saturday, March 1. The public is invited between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to participate in both group and self-directed archaeology activities.

Built by the Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA), the ArchaeoBus is a retrofitted bookmobile furnished for archaeologists to lead educational programs. The ArchaeoBus travels throughout the state to school groups, scout meetings, teacher workshops and touring the State Fair.

The SGA sees the ArchaeoBus as a way to reach the Society’s mission, which is to unite all persons interested in the archaeology of Georgia, and to work actively to preserve, study, and interpret Georgia’s human past.

In addition to the ArchaeoBus, the Armstrong Anthropology Club will have tables set up for educational crafts, including Buddhist Mandala sand paintings, Alutiiq animal mask making, rock art designing, and Native American beaded jewelry creating.

This event is free to attend. For more information, visit http://diggingsavannah.wordpress.com/  or www.facebook.com/DiggingSavannah

MORE INFORMATION ON THE SOCIETY FOR GEORGIA ARCHAEOLOGY (SGA)
Initiated in the 1930s, The Society for Georgia Archaeology (SGA), is a 501©3 (non-profit) organization; its members are avocational and professional archaeologists. SGA has always sought to unite all persons interested in Georgia archaeology. SGA actively works as an organization to identify, study, interpret, and preserve Georgia’s rich historic and prehistoric archaeological heritage.

ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL

Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Claire’s, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Marks & Morgan Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, LiveOak Orchids, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-a, Savannah Gyro, Sbarro Italian Eatery, Saigon Flavors, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery, the Nutty Bavarian and Pete’s Italian Ice. This summer, the Savannah Mall plans to open Toby Keith I love this Bar and Grill and Pole Position. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi-Faircloth, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663
 or orsib@urbanretail.com . For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, FEB 24, 2014

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Peter Brodhead will speak Tuesday, Feb. 25, on ’12 Rules to Greater Health’ at the Encourage Health Education Series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 pm at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium. The first non profit to benefit from ticket sales will be the West Broad Street YMCA.  Lunch and lecture tickets are $20. To reserve your seat, call Mrs. Hanna at 233-1951. SPONSORED BY  Enmark, Healthy Savannah, the Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and WJCL.

http://myenmarkenjoy.com/Files/EncourageHealth

(SAVANNAH, GA) PHOTOS by Bunny Ware:Spine & Sport – 10th Anniversary

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Christian Preparatory School Fine Arts Council is proud to present our eleventh annual Broadway musical, Disney’s PETER PAN JR., at the Trustees Theater March 6, 8, and 9.  

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(AUGUSTA, GA) A 42,000-square-foot Augusta location scheduled to open March 20 is Cabela’s first in Georgia. The company also has announced plans to open a store in Acworth later this year.  http://www.cabelas.com/

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(SAVANNAH, GA) On March 7 and 8 we invite you to attend our upcoming Global Women’s Summit FREE OF CHARGE so that you can be part of a Global Women’s Initiative to educate and enlighten women, to teach them how to be highly successful, mission-based entrepreneurs, and to engage in meaningful discussions about women’s needs and desires worldwide. For details, please go to https://www.thewinonline.com/events/savannah/ 

 

(RINCON, GA) The Last Supper secondary auditions Thursday, February 27th at 6:30pm. DeWitt’s Insurance Agency 5877 Hwy 21 S. Rincon, GA 31326. Contact Tamara Tyre at (912) 657-1120 or email her at Tamara.EffinghamTheatre@gmail.com for more information.

 

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(SAVANNAH, GA ) Small Business Council Smart Luncheon will be held Tuesday, March 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium. The lecture, given by Denise Grabowski with Symbioscity, will be focused on workplace practices, as well as the physical office environment and how both can help you recruit the best new talent…and keep the talent you have. Tickets are $12 for Chamber Members. RSVP is required. Contact Stephanie Boaen for more information at 912.644.6458 or SBoaen@SavannahChamber.com

 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Wright Security Systems, Inc. offers patented technology to protect against criminals disabling vulnerable security systems by destroying the panel before it can send an alarm signal. Eliminate any doubt and make sure you are protected when you need it most. To learn more about their crash-and-smash protection, call 912.354.2692 or visit http://www.securitydealer.net/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) PHOTOS from the Orchid Jungle at the Savannah Mall: http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=406338 

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE introduces an unusual, but valuable business lecture entitled, "Your Business is Your Child; Educate It Wisely". The presentation will be in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty St., Savannah from 11:30 to 1:00, Wednesday, Feb. 26. The seminar will be conducted by two financial service professionals from a FORTUNE 100 company, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. The program is free, but please bring your lunch. Register by calling our SCORE office at 912.652.4335 or visit http://savannah.score.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA) PHOTOS from Southern Women’s Show-Friday Firefighter Show:  http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=406343

(PARIS, FRANCE) Musicians Julie Wilde and Austin Smith record ‘The Mystery of Love In Paris’  http://www.themysteryofloveinparis.com/ 

 

   

(BRUNSWICK, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, presents the 3rd Annual Celebrity Fashion Show, "There Is So Much More Behind Our Doors" on Thursday, March 4, 2014 at The Embassy Suites Hotel, 500 Mall Boulevard, Brunswick, Georgia. Community leaders will strut their stuff on stage, showcasing clothes and accessories from the Brunswick Goodwill Store. There will also be a wheel of fortune, silent auction and a 50/50 raffle to raise funds for the Brunswick Job Connection Career Center Programs. For more information, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org 

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, FEB 22, 2014

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The 30901 Development Corporation VITA/TCE Tax Site will provide free income tax preparation again this year at the Beulah Grove Community Resource Center, 1446 Lee Beard Way, Augusta. There is no fee for this service. Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. by appointment only. Walk-ins Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Call 706-722-4999 for an appointment.

  

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The marketing manager of the new Cabela’s store in Augusta is Katie Duncan. Duncan, an Augusta native, will lead Cabela’s community outreach and partnership efforts and coordinate all in-store events, including seminars, workshops and more.   

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Sunset Music & Arts at Heritage Pine (formerly Jazz on Pine) returns to Laney Walker/Bethlehem beginning March 1. Co-presenter Garden City Jazz is SEEKING A FEW GOOD ARTISTS-music, visual, performance-for this newly expanded series. Contact info@gardencityjazz.com or 762-233-5299 for more information. http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/blog/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Georgia Regents University’s Black History Month celebration continues with a talk by Dr. Kent Leslie on Augusta’s Lucy Craft Laney. Thursday, February 27, 2:30 p.m. at University Hall, room 157, Summerville Campus. www.gru.edu   

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) PHOTOS from North Augusta Chamber Meeting: http://spotted.augusta.com/galleries/4586/  

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta Canal Spring Schedule begins March 1 with new Pedal into the Past bicycle events, musical performers, and canal discovery walks. For a complete schedule of events and programs, visit http://www.augustacanal.com/. These new offerings from the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area are free, but a $5 donation is appreciated.

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta Canal has been chosen as a partner for a new interactive map of America’s most significant engineering projects. The Engineering Map of America, created by PBS American Experience made its debut in conjunction with the February 18 premiere of the public television series’ program featuring major engineering achievements. Link to Map:www.pbs.org/engineeringmap; Link to YouTube video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoBdAFR-TaQ&authuser=0; Link to iPhone app:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/american-experiencemapping/id585230600

  

(AUGUSTA, GA) Sunday, March 2, 2:00 p.m. at the Morris Museum of Art, Artrageous! Family Sunday: Drive-In Day. Bring your blanket and enjoy classic cartoons in our mock drive-in theater. Pose for a picture with our car cutout and craft your own fantasy vehicle. We’ll provide the popcorn! FREE. www.themorris.org/

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Join Historic Augusta for its Preservation for Profit workshop and learn how investment in a historic building makes good financial sense. Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at the Joseph R. Lamar Boyhood Home, 415 Seventh Street, Augusta. Free for Historic Augusta members; $30 for non-members. Continuing Ed credits available for real estate agents. To register or for more information, contact Historic Augusta at (706) 724-0436 or visit www.historicaugusta.org.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Market at The River starts up March 15 and continues every Saturday through December 6. In preparation for Opening Day, organizers invite farmers, artists, crafters, musicians, performing artists and organizations to participate. Call 706-627-0128 or visit www.theaugustamarket.com for performance and/or partnership opportunities.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Soirée: Jazz and Wine, an evening of live jazz and lovely people, every 4th Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, 739 Greene St., downtown Augusta. Classic jazz music performed by the area’s top artists, various wines selected by the host, and light eats provided by Augusta’s finest chefs. All presented with state-of-the-art sound and lighting in a beautiful, historic building. Dress like you mean it. RSVP, 762.233.JAZZ (5299).  http://ssme.to/SOIREE  

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, a National Historic Landmark located at 419 Seventh Street in downtown Augusta, is undergoing repairs and will be closed to the public from February 18 through March 26, 2014. For an update on progress visit www.wilsonboyhoodhome.org or contact  Historic Augusta at 706-724-0436.

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINE, FEB 17, 2014

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(SAVANNAH, GA) To benefit the West Broad Street YMCA, Enmark Stations announces the "Enmark Dollar Day". On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Enmark Station located at 7406 Waters Ave. will be raising funds for the West Broad Street YMCA through purchases made in the store during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be opportunities for West Broad Street YMCA to receive $1 for every car wash, $1 at West Broad Street YMCA charity table and $1 donations will be accepted at the cash registers. "Enmark Dollar Day" is to raise funds in support of the Enmark Encourage Health Educational Series. For more info call Mrs. Hanna at 233-1951 or visit the website;  http://myenmarkenjoy.com/Files/EncourageHealth  

 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Bernard Williams & Company recently announced the addition of two employees to its Personal Insurance Department. The new additions are Denise McKenzie and Debbie Hillis.  https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1461&Itemid=16

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(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Spend Saturday, June 7 at Georgia’s Beach and enjoy the 2014 Tybee Island Tour of Homes and luncheon taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $40 in advance, and $45 the day of the tour, and proceeds benefit Tybee Island Maritime Academy Charter School and The Rising TYdes Community Food Pantry.  For more information http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/2014-tybee-tour-of-homes/

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(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE celebrates 50 years this February. As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice. Seeking advice for a start-up or an existing business, mentors will help business open new markets, reach new customers, and achieve new goals. These SCORE mentors will help individuals start and grow business through free and confidential business advice online and in person.  For more information, visit http://savannah.score.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc. will host the ‘2014 Women of Distinction’ March 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in honor of five local women who have set an example of excellence in the community.  This event will be held at the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees Garden in Savannah.  RSVP by Feb. 21. https://www.gshg.org/Get-Involved/Donate/Pages/Women-of-Distinction.aspx

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents 520 East Bryan Street in Savannah, a 3 bedroom/ 2 1/2 bath home priced at $595,000.  The agent, Annie Rockwell can be reached at 912.844.5783. For more information on this property, visit http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-119035-520-east-bryan-street/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Tuesday, Feb. 18th, Savannah Jaycees hosts monthly business meeting social. Come see what the Jaycees are all about and help plan the next philanthropic event! 5:30 pm networking 6:00 pm dinner and meeting begin. FREE event.  The Jaycee mission is to inspire leadership growth through community involvement. 101 Atlas Street Savannah, GA 31405. Call Sarah Westberry for details 912-663-7826 and visit www.savannahjaycees.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Tuesday March 4th, 6.30-8.30pm The Savannah VOICE Festival presents the ‘Homage to Verdi’ screening and presentation by opera legend Sherill Milnes, held at the Congregation Mickve Israel, located on Monterey Square (Bull Street between Gordon and Wayne Christ Church).  For more information, contact info@savannahvoicefestival.org  or call 855.76.OPERA  or visit www.savannahvoicefestival.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Tuesday, March 4th, Savannah Jaycees hosts the monthly lecture series, Leadership NOW! Networking at 5:30pm, dinner and lecture at 6:00pm. FREE event. The Jaycee mission is to inspire leadership growth through community involvement. 101 Atlas Street Savannah, GA 31405. Call Sarah Westberry for details 912-663-7826 and visit www.savannahjaycees.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE introduces an unusual, but valuable business lecture entitled, "Your Business is Your Child; Educate It Wisely". The presentation will be in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty St., Savannah from 11:30 to 1:00, Wednesday, Feb. 26. The seminar will be conducted by two financial service professionals from a FORTUNE 100 company, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. The program is free, but please bring your lunch. Register by calling our SCORE office at 912.652.4335 or visit http://savannah.score.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire opens its 19th retail location at McAlpin Square, 1900 East Victory Drive in Savannah. PHOTOS by Cynthia Wright http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=406198

(SAVANNAH, GA) Peter Brodhead will speak Tuesday, Feb. 25, on ’12 Rules to Greater Health’ at the Encourage Health Education Series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 pm at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium. The first non profit to benefit from ticket sales will be the West Broad Street YMCA.  Lunch and lecture tickets are $20. To reserve your seat, call Mrs. Hanna at 233-1951. SPONSORED BY  Enmark, Healthy Savannah, the Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and WJCL. enmarkenjoy.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) PR Intern and Nonprofit MIXER to be held March 5 in Savannah, GA, sponsored by The United Way of the Coastal Empire, Carriage Trade PR and the Savannah Morning News. http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/pr-intern-and-nonprofit-mixer-to-be-held-march-5-in-savannah-ga-sponsored-by-the-united-way-of-the-coastal-empire-carriage-trade-pr-and-the-savannah-morning-news/

 
(LDSS) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society is collecting stories and tips on ways that have enhanced your child’s life with Down Syndrome so that other parents and families can learn from your experience. Seeking 50 stories. These books will be sold online as ebooks. All proceeds will go to the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. For more info: http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-seeking-stories-and-tips/

   

(BRUNSWICK, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, presents the 3rd Annual Celebrity Fashion Show, "There Is So Much More Behind Our Doors" on Thursday, March 4, 2014 at The Embassy Suites Hotel, 500 Mall Boulevard, Brunswick, Georgia. Community leaders will strut their stuff on stage, showcasing clothes and accessories from the Brunswick Goodwill Store. There will also be a wheel of fortune, silent auction and a 50/50 raffle to raise funds for the Brunswick Job Connection Career Center Programs. For more information, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE will host the ‘Simple Steps for Starting Your Business’ Series Wednesday nights, starting March 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Conference Classroom SCORE Office, located at 111 East Liberty Street. This comprehensive series of five two-hour workshops is designed to help participants launch a new business. Visit

http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/savannah-score-to-host-simple-steps-for-starting-your-business-workshops-in-march/

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Toastmasters announce Savannah Speechcraft for Professional Women, a 4-session professional development course for 15 participants focused on public speaking and communication. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Participants will learn how to organize and deliver prepared and impromptu speeches. The 4 sessions will be held at the Creative Coast, 15 W. York Street on Wright Square. The fee for the Speechcraft course is $50. For more information, contact Jessica Neeley, President of the Small Business Chamber Toastmasters, at savannahspeechcraft@gmail.com. Sponsored by Carriage Trade PR www.speechcraftforwomen.eventbrite.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Deep South Orchid Society announces their 28th annual show, "An Orchid Jungle", will be at the Savannah Mall Center Court, Thursday, Feb. 20 through Sunday, Feb. 23. http://deepsouthorchid.org

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Cabela’s operates 50 stores across North America – 46 in the U.S. and four in Canada – with plans to open an additional 20 over the next two years. http://www.cabelas.com/.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The 30901 Development Corporation VITA/TCE Tax Site will be providing free income tax preparation again this year.  The tax site is located at the Beulah Grove Community Resource Center at 1446 Lee Beard Way. There is no fee for this service. MondayFriday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. by appointment only. Walk-ins Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Call 706-722-4999 for an appointment.

(AUGUSTA, GA) SCORE celebrates 50 years this February. As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice. Seeking advice for a start-up or an existing business, mentors will help business open new markets, reach new customers, and achieve new goals. These SCORE mentors will help individuals start and grow business through free and confidential business advice online and in person. For more information, visit http://augustaga.score.org/

(AUGUSTA, GA) PHOTOS from Art Garfunkel In Concert http://spotted.augusta.com/galleries/4547/

(AUGUSTA, GA) Soirée: Jazz and Wine, an evening of live jazz and lovely people, every 4th Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, 739 Greene St., downtown Augusta. Classic jazz music performed by the area’s top artists, various wines selected by the host, and light eats provided by Augusta’s finest chefs. All presented with state-of-the-art sound and lighting in a beautiful, historic building. Dress like you mean it. RSVP, 762.233.JAZZ (5299). http://ssme.to/SOIREE

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Co-presenter Garden City Jazz is seeking a few good artists-music, visual, performance-for the newly expanded Sunset Music & Arts at Heritage Pine series-a community event beginning Spring 2014. Contact info@gardencityjazz.com or 762-233-5299 for more information. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta Canal Spring Schedule begins March 1 with new Pedal into the Past bicycle events, musical performers, and canal discovery walks. For a complete schedule of events and programs, visit http://www.augustacanal.com/.

These new offerings from the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area are free, but a $5 donation is appreciated.

(AUGUSTA, GA) PHOTOS from CSRA Heart Ball http://spotted.augusta.com/galleries/4541/

(PR DAILY) The best-and worst-times to send an email http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/The_bestand_worsttimes_to_send_an_email_16038.aspx#

(AUGUSTA, GA) Georgia Regents University’s Black History Month celebration continues with a Buffalo Soldiers Film Presentation on February 17, 11 a.m. at the JSAC Coffeehouse, Summerville Campus, and a reading and discussion of "Slickyboy: The Black Dust of South Korea" with author Milton Washington on February 20 at 2:30 p.m. in the JSAC Ballroom, Summerville Campus.  www.gru.edu

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Craft Laney Historian Awards will take place on Thursday, February 19, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., honoring nursing sorority Chi Eta Phi and Mayor Emma Gresham of Keysville, Georgia. www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) On Saturday, February 22 2:00 p.m. at the Morris Museum of Art, artist Phil Garrett introduces his new art instruction book, Inside Acrylics: Studio Secrets from Today’s Top Artists, and provides a painting demonstration. Special appearance by artist Edward Rice. FREE. www.themorris.org/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Market at The River starts up March 15 and continues every Saturday through December 6. In preparation for Opening Day, organizers invite farmers, artists, crafters, musicians, performing artists and organizations to participate. Call 706-627-0128 or visit www.theaugustamarket.com  for performance and/or partnership opportunities.

(AUGUSTA, GA) Learn two photographic transfer techniques from photographer and Georgia Regents University art instructor Randy Pace. Paid registration of $50 required by February 18. For more information, call 706.724.7501 or visit http://www.themorris.org/

 

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Savannah Toastmasters Announce Speechcraft Course for Professional Women

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The 4-session Speechcraft course will meet each Tuesday morning in March to boost professional women’s skills for communicating effectively, planning and delivering speeches and presentations, and improving impromptu speaking. Experienced members of three Savannah area Toastmasters clubs will teach and mentor course participants. Speechcraft is designed by the renowned Toastmasters International organization, global leader in public speaking education.

The four sessions will be held on March 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 7:30am – 9:30am at The Creative Coast, 15 West York Street, Savannah, GA 31401. Participants can learn more and register online at http://speechcraftforwomen.eventbrite.com. Updates about current and future courses can be viewed at www.facebook.com/savannahspeechcraft. Inquiries can be emailed to savannahspeechcraft@gmail.com .

Inspired by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook’s book, “Lean In”, Savannah area Toastmasters are leading the first Professional Women’s Speechcraft. This course will focus on the needs of professional women by focusing on communications and public speaking skills. Participants will both learn and practice speaking skills in a uniquely supportive setting with other professional women and seasoned Toastmaster instructors and mentors.

Marjorie Young, CEO of Carriage Trade Public Relations and lead sponsor of the course, remarked, “I welcome this opportunity to support Savannah professional women in achieving success in their professional, community, and personal lives by improving their communications skills with Speechcraft.”

Jessica Neeley, President of the Small Business Chamber of Toastmasters and chairperson of the course, added, “Whether the participant’s goal is better performance in regular meetings, seeking a promotion or new job, or giving presentations to professional or community organizations, Speechcraft will deliver results.”

The Savannah area Toastmasters clubs who are co-sponsoring the Speechcraft course and their club meeting dates and locations are:

Savannah Club #705: Every Monday at 6:30 pm at Memorial Medical Center, Conference Room C, 4700 Waters Avenue. Contact: 912.484.7610

Small Business Chamber Toastmasters: Every Tuesday at 12:00 pm, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite A, Room 3. www.facebook.com/SBCToastmasters. Contact: 912.844.9139

Hostess City Toastmasters: Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm, ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard Street Third Floor. www.facebook.com/hostesscitytoastmasters. Contact: 917.676.4280