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Felder and Associates Appoints New Office Manager

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Felder and Associates Appoints New Office Manager
Carrie Harvill Joins Fast Growing Savannah Architecture Firm

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates is pleased to announce that Carrie Harvill has joined the Savannah architecture firm as its office manager. Harvill will be responsible for administrative duties to include overseeing residential, commercial, industrial, educational, historic and modern designs.

“I enjoy being part of a team that designs and constructs a variety of projects,” said Harvill. “This diversity and forward-thinking is what attracted me to Felder & Associates, which specializes in adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, green building, and neo-traditional building.”

Harvill has been in the architectural and construction field for more than 20 years. Before coming to Felder & Associates, she worked as an office manager at the architecture firm, C & I Design, Inc. Previous positions included GRAU General Contracting, LLC; Kenneth Holt Construction Co., Inc.; Deal-Irwin Architects; and Fluor-Daniel/American Equipment office. Harvill studied at Southeastern Community College and also served on the Board of Zoning Appeals for Hickman County Government.

“Felder & Associates has a diverse, dedicated staff devoted to taking a fresh approach to each set of circumstances presented to us by our clients,” said Brian Felder, the firm’s managing principal. “Carrie Harvill is the perfect addition to our team.”

Recently moving to Savannah from Centerville, TN, Harvill enjoys traveling, boating, sporting events, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends. With her husband of 26 years, she has two children: Rachel, who is 23 years old, and Brandon, who is 18.

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ABOUT FELDER & ASSOCIATES
Established in 2012, Felder & Associates specializes in historic preservation, commercial architecture, adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, green building, and neo-traditional building. The firm has a staff of LEED accredited architects and interior designers who focus on sustainability. Locally, Felder & Associates is a member of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and Historic Savannah Foundation. The firm is also nationally connected in the American Institutes of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers and the United States Green Building Council. Felder & Associates is a member of the International Interior Design Association. In 2014, Felder & Associates received an historic preservation award from the Historic Savannah Foundation and the best architecture firm award from Savannah Magazine. Felder & Associates recently completed the Greyhound bus depot in the Savannah historic district. The firm is located at 2514 Abercorn St. Suite 110, Savannah, GA 31401. For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call (912) 777-3979, or visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Felder-Associates/122771951233810

For more information, contact: 
Carrie Harvill
912.777.3979
carrie@felderassociates.net

Media inquiries, contact: 
Marjorie Young
CarriageTrade PR
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Craig Burgess of A & C Gold and Diamonds Celebrates 35th Anniversary

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Craig Burgess of A & C Gold and Diamonds Celebrates 35th Anniversary

(SAVANNAH, GA) Craig Burgess of A & C Gold and Diamonds is inviting the public to celebrate two milestone anniversaries during October. Burgess is observing his 35th anniversary as the local authority on rare and beautiful objects, and he is also celebrating his return to the business after a medical sabbatical, and the one-year anniversary of the re-opening of his company, A & C Gold and Diamonds.

To mark both occasions, Burgess is inviting the public to receive an examination and digital photograph of one item using A&C Gold and Diamonds’ state-of-the-art high definition photography equipment. The camera system produces a detailed image of the gem that can be used for insurance identification purposes, or to complement an appraisal. This free service will be offered throughout the entire month.

Burgess has also invited master jewelry craftsman Gregory Crawford to show his designs at A&C Gold and Diamonds on October 24 and 25. Crawford has literally spent a lifetime in the jeweler’s workshop studio, devoting the last quarter century to designing and building beautiful settings for extraordinary gemstones. He holds a U.S. Patent for the Holo-Gem pendant and one of his rare Holo-Gem fire opal pendants is now part of the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection. The craftsman will be available for limited private consultations, by appointment only.

In 1979, Burgess co-founded A&C Jewelry and Design, an independent jewelry store based in Savannah. But after a 26-year career, in which he handled well over $50 million in diamond transactions, he found himself in deteriorating health and was forced to retire in 2006. After being diagnosed in 2008 with immune system suppression due to heavy metal exposure (from jewelry polishing compounds), Burgess eventually regained his health and discovered his love for the industry was still as strong as was the market’s demand for his services. In 2013, he made his second professional debut, founding A&C Gold and Diamonds.

Burgess is offering the Gregory Crawford showing as well as the free examination and digital photography of one item in October to thank his clients for an exceptional “comeback” year, as well as introduce his services to new generations. As a value luxury destination, A & C Gold and Diamonds strives to offer customers the highest quality products, best price and most accurate valuation for coins, diamonds, estate jewelry, currency, and all gold and silver items. For more information, contact Craig Burgess, founder, A & C Gold an Diamonds at 912.224.3247 or http://www.acgoldandsilver.com.

MORE INFORMATION ON A&C GOLD AND DIAMONDS
A&C Gold and Diamonds is a buyer and seller of fine items and collectables, primarily precious metals and gems such as diamonds, gold, silver, platinum, estate jewelry, heirlooms, coins, rare currency and more. Owned and operated by Craig Burgess, with locations in Savannah, GA and Bluffton, SC, A&C Gold and Diamonds combines 35 years of knowledge and an expansive network of industry contacts and connections that are unsurpassed in the region. For more information, call Craig Burgess at 912.224.3247 or visit http://www.acgoldandsilver.com.

CONTACT
Craig Burgess, Founder
A&C Gold and Diamonds
craigburgessacgold@aol.com
912.224.3247 
http://www.acgoldandsilver.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
crussomarketing@gmail.com
912.665.0005

Pop-Up Broadway Presents the Faraways, an Original LIVE Musical Theater Show Premiering at the Savan

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Pop-Up Broadway Presents the Faraways, an Original LIVE Musical Theater Show Premiering at the Savannah Mall Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Faraways, a one-of-a-kind live theatrical musical show, will launch its national tour at the Savannah Mall on Thursday, Oct 9 and bring a new entertainment experience to mall-goers across the country. The captivating show will be performed in a unique mobile “pop-up” theater that seats 200 and is a perfect addition to the growing live entertainment offerings at malls across the country. The family-friendly show runs approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and has 6 cast members. The Savannah Mall Showings will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sunday, Oct 26. Tickets are $17.50 for adults, $15 for active military, $10 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children ages 3 and under.

The show is created, written and directed by film producer and entrepreneur Marcus Ticotin. Music and lyrics are by Sahaj Ticotin (writer, performer and producer of over 100 songs including top 10 hits; founder and lead vocalist/writer/producer of the band RA on Universal Republic Records) with additional music and lyrics contributed by Marcus. Choreography is by Nancy Ticotin (featured on Broadway in Damn Yankees, Jerome’s Robbins Broadway, In The Heights, West Side Story and was an original member of Ballet Hispanico of NY.)

From the moment a ticket is purchased, the entertainment begins. Patrons are ushered through a zany pre-show “ride” that establishes the interactivity between cast and audience. When the show begins the audience will learn that The Faraways are not of this world. They are visitors, in human disguise, from another dimension, looking to find a new, better home and hoping not to be dragged back. And, while they figure this out, their new best friend asks them to come to the mall where he works and tell everyone about what they’ve experienced, so far. In a burst of song, dance, comedy, circus-like acts and audience participation, they invite the audience on their journey and relate their experiences in our world.

Unlike anything seen at malls in the past, The Faraways take their audience into a place beyond their imagination. It is a sensory overload of high-octane music, dance, laughter, and physical feats as The Faraways search for a place to call home. The journey starts with the explosive opening number, “Now It Begins,” where The Faraways sing “we’re gonna take you on a ride but we can’t do it all alone”, as they break into exciting, synchronized hip-hop dance. Their show moves right into a juggling number where they attempt to defy gravity, followed by a driving reggaeton rap about the wonders of human food, a country line dancing number with a Broadway flair and the wonders and thrills of great voices, twirling and whistling ropes, mesmerizing rhythmic gymnastics and non-stop comic audience interactivity. Audience members will find themselves participating in singing, dancing and laughter! The Faraways are a different and fun kind of live family fun show with something to entertain all ages.

ABOUT POP-UP BROADWAY
A New York based, privately owned production company whose mission is to bring affordable, high-quality, family friendly entertainment to retail centers and other destinations throughout the country. The Faraways is the first in a series of unique theatrical experiences that will tour year round. 
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/popupbroadwayTheFaraways?ref=hl

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, Que Rico, 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. The Savannah Mall plans to soon open Toby Keith I love this Bar and Grill, Pole Position Raceway and Wing Shack. 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 MALL
14045 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419
Ticket Prices: 
Adult: $17.50
Active Military: $15
Kids: 3 to 12 years old: $10
Kids: 3 and under, on lap: Free
Savannah Dates + Times (THUR 10/9 – SUN 10/26) 
Premiere Show – Thursday, October 9th at 7PM
Fridays: 7PM
Saturdays: 12PM, 3:30PM and 7PM
Sundays: 1PM and 4PM

TOUR DATES BELOW:

Savannah, GA
Savannah Mall
FRI 10/31 – SUN 11/16

Philadelphia, PA
Franklin Mills
FRI 11/21 – SUN 12/7

Greensboro, NC
Four Seasons Town Centre
FRI 2/6/15 – SAT 2/22/15

Richmond, VA
Regency Square

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES™ September 29

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Craig Burgess of A & C Gold and Diamonds is inviting the public to help celebrate his 35th anniversary as the local authority on rare and beautiful objects, by offering a free examination and digital photograph of one item during the month of October. For more information, call Craig Burgess at 912.224.3247 or visit www.acgoldandsilver.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah is breaking ground on an all accessible playground in Forsyth Park on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. The money was raised through internal sponsorship, a grant from the Alan Gaynor Fund, AMBUCS, and through the Herb Traub Fund. The playground will be accessible to all children, including those who have wheelchair limitations and other specialized conditions. The design includes nine slides, 16 climbers, and eight swings. The equipment can support a capacity up to 300 children. For more information, visithttp://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/the-rotary-club-of-savannah-breaking-ground-on-all-accessible-playground-in-forsyth-park/

(SAVANNAH, GA) American cook, restaurateur, and TV personality, Jamie Deen will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Buddy Walk. The ninth annual event begins Saturday, October 4 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park. Thousands of people are expected to attend this year’s event to raise awareness and funds for local programs, including Camp Buddy and Night of Champions. Walkers, strollers, piggy-backers and pets are welcome. To find out more information or register for the festival, visithttp://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/ninth-annual-buddy-walk-names-jamie-deen-as-grand-marshal/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The deadline for nominations for "Generation NEXT: Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business" is quickly approaching.  Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 3. Winners will be recognized in the Jan. 21, 2014, issue of Business in Savannah and in the January/February 2015 issue of Savannah magazine.  
To nominate, go to http://www.savannahmagazine.com/2012/11/26/catch-a-rising-star/

(SAVANNAH, GA) SAVANNAH TREE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES ANNUAL PRIZE WINNERS
The Town of Thunderbolt, Armstrong State University and Gordon Mathews are awarded 2014 prizes for tree conservation & awareness. Named for STF founders Page Hungerpiller, Lynda Beam and Suzie Williams, awards to be presented at Savannah Tree Foundation gala Tuesday, October 7, 7pm at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 JFK Jr Blvd. To purchase tickets call 912-233-8733 or visit:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-oak-fighting-sail-fall-frolic-6-tickets-12132040259 

(SAVANNAH,GA) Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) resource fair will be held on Friday, Nov 14 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Goodwill Job Connection, 7220 Sallie Mood Dr, Savannah, GA.  Vendors will include: AAA, Goodwill, DBHDD, GA Cares, Alz Association, Umbudsman, MFP, Ultrus, DFCS, Social Security Admin, LIFE, VA. For more information, visit
https://aging.dhs.georgia.gov/aging-and-disability-resource-connection-adrc

(EFFINGHAM, GA) Medient Studios, Inc. announces Choate Construction Company as the Construction Manager for the Studioplex in Effingham County, Georgia. http://savannahnow.com/effingham-now/2014-09-24/medient-hires-choate-construction-manager

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents: 33 Castlebridge Lane in Hilton Head, SC. This 6 bedroom, 8 & 1(1/2) bath home that spans three and one half lots with docking capability for up to three large watercraft. $7,400,000. For more information, contact the agent, Catherine Donaldson at 843-338-2069, or visit http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/33-castlebridge-lane/

(POOLER, GA) Changing your perspective is a sacred tool for keeping the mind, soul and body open.Savannah Yoga Center hosts New York City’s own Miles Borrero October 3-5th for kirtan, storytelling, good eats and yoga. For more information, visit http://savannahyoga.com/events/miles-borrero/  
YouTube Video: http://youtu.be/q8HJpe33fzY?list=UUQPJw6Ff1IVVdwRiDySasWA 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Faraways, a one-of-a-kind live theatrical musical show, will launch its national tour in Savannah, Georgia on October 9th at the Savannah Mall. It will bring a new entertainment experience to mall-goers across the country.  The captivating show will be performed in a unique mobile "pop-up" theater that seats 200 and is a perfect addition to the growing live entertainment offerings at malls across the country. The family-friendly show runs approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and has 6 cast members.  Shows are every FridaySaturday and Sundayduring the run dates.  From the moment a ticket is purchased, the entertainment begins. Patrons are ushered through a zany pre-show "ride" that establishes the interactivity between cast and audience. http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/pop-up-broadway-presents-the-faraways-an-original-live-musical-theater-show-premiering-at-the-savannah-mall-on-thursday-october-9th-at-7pm/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jenny Lynn is a tan, retriever mix. She is approximately four and half years old and has been spayed. Please help Jenny Lynn find her new forever home. For more information visit,http://www.humanesocietysav.org/adoption/dogs/

(SAVANNAH, GA) 2015 Bonaventure Historical Society Calendars, will be available for single purchase or multiple copy (family and corporate/employee gifts) October 1. Visitwww.bonaventurehistorical.org and click on Store, then 2015 Calendars for the details.

(HOSPICE SAVANNAH) Planning Your Doctor Visit: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/talkingwithyourdoctor/planningyourdoctorvisit/01.html 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall announces the grand opening of Original Skin Tattoos and Piercings, located on the upper level of the Savannah Mall. Opening on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m., the Original Skin artists will offer a variety of tattoo styles, emphasizing on 3D realism, portraits, and cover ups, body piercing and custom airbrushing. As part of the grand opening celebration, Original Skin will be launching "Tattoos for Ta-Tas" month-long charity fundraiser benefiting the Susan G. Komen foundation. All Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons, Survivor, and Memorial tattoos will be at a discounted rate and proceeds will be donated to the foundation. Donations will also be accepted at the counter. To find out more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1637&Itemid=16

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21? The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society’s (LDSS) ninth annual Buddy Walk is a one-mile fundraising walk that encourages participants of all ages and abilities to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Carriages, strollers, wheelchairs, little red wagons and pets are all welcome. Participants can register the day of the event at 8:30 a.m. or online atwww.ldssga.org until Wednesday, Oct. 1 at midnight. Registration is $12 per person or $40 for a family of four, which includes a t-shirt, lunch and admission to the festival. 

(GOODWILL OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE) Nearly 80% of individuals with significant different abilities are unemployed. Goodwill and SourceAmerica are reducing that statistic by employing more than 125,000 people with significant different abilities each year. To sign up for SourceAmerica job alerts visit http://gicejobs.applicantpro.com/jobs/

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) 3D Printing Leads To Possible Legal Issues. http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/blog/2014/01/3d-printing-leads-to-possible-legal-issues

(ANGELA CANFIELD, DDS) Did you know that chewing on ice and popcorn kernels can crack your teeth? To avoid cracking your teeth don’t chew on ice, hard sweets or unpopped popcorn kernels. To learn more tips visit http://premierdentaldesignsblog.com/2014/08/4-ways-to-avoid-cracking-a-tooth/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter has appointed Troy Follak to join its Board of Directors. Follak is the director for the G650 project at Gulfstream Aerospace and Engineering. The Shelter, located at 514 East Henry Street, offers teenagers a safe place to go 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org. http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/park-place-outreach-welcomes-new-board-member/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Take a nature tour in Savannah with Wilderness Southeast. Pre-scheduled tours and private tours are available. Featured tours include Salt Marsh by Land & Sea, Blackwater River Float and Wild Island Explorations. For more information, visit http://www.naturesavannah.org/

(SAVANNAH SPOTLIGHT) on Savannah Business Attorney Charles Bowen. 12 Things You Did Not Know about Charles: http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/savannah-spotlight-on-savannah-business-attorney-charles-bowen-10-things-you-did-not-know-about-charles/

(SAVANNAH, GA – BLOG TALK RADIO) Healthy Savannah, along with the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, has been awarded a $150,000 grant to promote healthy lifestyles and community awareness for under-served areas in Georgia and to combat childhood obesity. Director of the Healthy Living and Community Development for Healthy Savannah and YMCA of Coastal Georgia, Paula Kreissler, talks with Open for Business® about what this grant means for the community and how anyone can become involved. Listen here: http://tobtr.com/s/6941267

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach – Street Outreach Program (SOP) will continue to navigate the downtown areas in Savannah after a generous donation of a new program vehicle by O.C. Welch III, President of O.C. Ford and Lincoln. The contribution of the e350 12 passenger club wagon replaced the 1998 van purchased in 1997 for the original SOP team. For more information visithttp://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/o-c-welch-donates-club-wagon-to-park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter/

(MASHABLE) How to structure your company’s IT to achieve business goals
http://mashable.com/2014/09/23/streamline-it-for-business/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Davenport House Museum, located at 324 E. State Street, presents "Savannah’s Yellow Fever in 1820" on Friday and Saturday nights in October. Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever’s dreadful consequences which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. By candlelight and moving through the house and garden, visitors observe the 19th century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor’s treatment of a fever victim. Limited attendance. 912-236-8097 or info@davenporthousemuseum http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/2014/09/01/in-october-davenport-house-museums-dreadful-pestilence-savannahs-yellow-fever-in-1820/ 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the American Diabetes Association for the STEP OUT 5k Walk onSaturday, October 11 at 9 a.m. at Forsyth Park. To learn more and register, call 1-888-DIABETES or visit diabetes.org/stepoutsavannah 

(INC) What happens when employees feel left out at work
http://www.inc.com/jill-krasny/what-happens-when-employees-feel-left-out-at-work.html

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Morning News presents the first annual Savannah Amateur Table Tennis Tournament, "Get It On Like Ping Pong" will be played on October 25 at the Armstrong Center, 10056 Abercorn Street. The net proceeds from the event will benefit Union Mission and The Empty Stocking Fund. Players and guests, including some of Savannah business and community leaders, will be treated to an exciting round robin format of tournament play with many of them in costume. To register as a player or to purchase tickets, go to www.savannahnow.com/tabletennistourney

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah’s 2015 Pet Calendar on sale now. For the second year Hospice Savannah is offering a Pet Calendar to highlight the program’s scope and raise additional funds. The 2015 Pet Calendar sales should help. Utilizing many images from Hospice Savannah volunteer and retired orthopedic surgeon, Les Wilkes, the calendar features patients and families impacted by the Pet Peace of Mind© program, as well as several of the hospice’s Hug-a-Pet volunteers. The 2015 Hospice Savannah Pet Calendar is on sale now and can be purchased for a $15 minimum donation to The Pet Peace of Mind© program. They are available during regular business hours from the reception desk at Hospice House, 1329 Eisenhower Drive, and from the reception desk of Hospice Savannah’s administrative offices at 1674 Chatham Parkway. They are also available at Case Veterinary Hospital, 111 Eisenhower Drive. http://www.hospicesavannah.org/2015-pet-calendar 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management, a Savannah-based apartment management company, has acquired Carriage House Apartments, a 144-unit apartment community located at 125 Tibet Ave. Kole Management now owns and operates 12 apartment communities comprising approximately 1,900 total units. For more information on Kole Management, please visit www.apartmentsavannah.com orwww.kolemc.com. For more information on floor plans and availability, visit http://www.carriagehousesavannah.com/   

(SAVANNAH, GA) Book your Conceptual portrait session today for $150. This includes one high-resolution JPEG file for your personal use. All sessions must be booked by November 20, 2014.  Contact Lyn Bonham at http://www.lynbonhamphotography.com/ * 912.272. 7548

(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) Walking: Trim your waistline, improve your health. Ready to reap the benefits of walking? Here’s how to get started – and stay motivated. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/fitness/in-depth/walking/art-20046261

(SAVANNAH, GA) Calling all cheerleaders and high-spirited merry-makers to help out on the LDSS 9th Annual Buddy Walk. Interested persons are asked to line the corners of the Forsyth Park (Dayton and Gaston; Drayton and Park; Whitaker and Gaston; and Whitaker and Park) to encourage and Hi-Five all the walkers at the one-mile fundraising walk taking place Saturday, Oct. 4. The LDSS team will be recognizing three cheerers from the crowd, based on: "Most Spirited" ; "Puts a Smile on My Face" ; "Unsung Hero". Group Cheer Squads are welcome too! For more information, contact Candy Bogardus at 912-663-8573jcbogardus@gmail.com or Joe Marchese at 912-213-9999,Jmarchese@ldssga.org.

 

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The Rotary Club of Savannah Breaking Ground on All Accessible Playground in Forsyth Park

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The Rotary Club of Savannah Breaking Ground on All Accessible Playground in Forsyth Park

WHO: The Rotary Club of Savannah

WHAT: Breaking ground on an all accessible playground, a project totaling $342,000.

WHEN:Monday, September 29, 2014 at 1:45 p.m.

WHERE: Forsyth Park

WHY: The Rotary Club of Savannah is excited to be able to provide this one-of-a-kind playground to our region. This donation supports the Rotary Club’s motto – service above self.

HOW: The money was raised through internal sponsorship, a grant from the Alan S. Gaynor Fund and AMBUCS, and through the Herb Traub Fund.

NOTES: The playground will be accessible to all children, including those who have wheelchair limitations and other specialized conditions. The design includes nine slides, 16 climbers, and eight swings. The equipment can support a capacity up to 300 children. The ground will be covered with rubber matting and mulch.

ABOUT ROTARY
MORE INFORMATION ON THE ROTARY CLUB OF SAVANNAH
On January 5, 1914, the Rotary Club of Savannah met for the first time at the DeSoto Hotel. Founded by John S. Banks and a group of local businessmen, this was the second Rotary club established in Georgia. The nation’s first service club, Rotary began in Chicago in 1905 and promotes community and economic development projects at home and abroad. The Savannah club sponsored the formation of eight others around the state. Together, they championed local and regional developments including: completing the road to Tybee Island, improving the Savannah River for commercial traffic, enhancing the Dixie Highway system in southeast Georgia, and building bridges over the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers. Furthering the goals of Rotary International, the club has also supported wartime relief efforts, student scholarships, polio eradication, and other global health initiatives. For more information of the Rotary Club of Savannah, visit http://www.savrotary.org/ 

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ROTARY OF SAVANNAH TO BREAK GROUND ON PARK

The Rotary Club of Savannah will break ground Monday on an all accessible playground in Forsyth Park.
The $342,000 park, funded by the club through internal sponsorship, a grant from the Alan S. Gaynor Fund and the American Business Club (AMBUCS) as well as the Herb Traub Fund, will be accessible to all children, including those who have wheelchair limitations and other specialized conditions. The design includes nine slides, 16 climbers, and eight swings. The equipment can support a capacity up to 300 children. The ground will be covered with rubber matting and mulch.

“The Rotary Club of Savannah is excited to be able to provide this one-of-a-kind playground to our region,” said club President Holden Hayes. “This donation supports the Rotary Club’s motto – service above self, and is one of the almost countless ways this club and Rotary clubs worldwide, support our communities.”

The Rotary Club of Savannah first met Jan. 5, 1914, at the DeSoto Hotel. Founded by John S. Banks and a group of local businessmen, it was the second Rotary club established in Georgia. The Savannah club sponsored the formation of eight others around the state. Together, they championed local and regional developments including: completing the road to Tybee Island, improving the Savannah River for commercial traffic, enhancing the Dixie Highway system in southeast Georgia, and building bridges over the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers. Furthering the goals of Rotary International, the club has also supported wartime relief efforts, student scholarships, polio eradication, and other global health initiatives.

Rotary International, the nation’s first service club, began in Chicago in 1905 and promotes community and economic development projects at home and abroad.

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President Holden Hayes

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O.C. Welch Donates Club Wagon to Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter

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O.C. Welch Donates Club Wagon to Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach – Street Outreach Program (SOP) will continue to navigate the downtown areas in Savannah after a generous donation of a new program vehicle by O.C. Welch III, President of O.C. Ford and Lincoln. The contribution of the e350 12 passenger club wagon replaced the 1998 van purchased in 1997 for the original SOP team.

“The charitable gift of a new van couldn’t have come at a better time. Our old van had just died a few weeks ago and was stationary in our lot. This new Ford van will allow our program to continue to reach out to at-risk youth who might not come into our shelter. It is crucial to our mission and program,” said Linda Hilts, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter.

Funded since 1997, the Street Outreach Team has various mobile outreach sites in the community to reach those up to age 21, offering counseling, clothing and personal care items. There is also a drop-in site at the shelter. Whenever possible, the organization attempts to keep kids off the street and reunify families.

Welch said, “When I heard about the Street Outreach Program’s van breaking down, I felt obligated to help the shelter. I know how vital this organization is to the youth in Savannah and I was happy that I could support their initiative.”

Park Place Outreach Shelter works with individuals and local organizations, having helped over 6,112 individuals through 2013. The shelter provides a safe and loving environment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for children and teens who self-admit themselves into the 12-bed shelter.

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(LEFT TO RIGHT) O.C. Welch III presents wagon to Kenneth Brown, Coordinator of Street Outreach Program, and Linda Hilts, Director of Park Place Outreach

 

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH SHELTER
 Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped over 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Facebook. 

Linda K. Hilts 
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter 
hiltssrh@aol.com
912-234-4048 
http://www.parkplaceyes.org

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Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty brokers sale of historic Gingerbread House

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Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty brokers sale of historic Gingerbread House

Architectural gem will remain available for weddings and other special events

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – The iconic Gingerbread House is changing hands, but brides-to-be dreaming about having the romantic home as a wedding venue can breathe easy. The architectural gem will remain available as a premier wedding site and special event venue. 
The Gingerbread House was purchased for $837,500 by SJ Management Group LLC., whose owners include Savannah resident Jacob Thompson and Steve Gareleck. Listing agents are Franklin Williams and Chris White of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty. The selling agent is Richie Sturgess of Savannah Realty.

“The Gingerbread House is one of the buildings that always comes to mind when people think of Savannah,” said Williams, a Savannah native and past board member of the Historic Savannah Foundation. “It’s a very special part of Savannah, definitely one of its architectural gems.”
Built in 1899 by Cord Asendorf, The Gingerbread House is one of the finest examples of Steamboat Gothic architecture in the country. Its delicate, elaborate gingerbread carpentry details have ensured it is one of the most photographed buildings in Savannah.

A centerpiece of the Thomas Square Streetcar Historic District, The Gingerbread House has always been a crucial part of the revitalization of the neighborhood. The former owners, Herb and Jan Galloway, are retiring out of town. Herb Galloway purchased the home in 1978. Look for Gingerbread House on Facebook for venue information.

Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential 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. The owners are natives of Savannah who have more than 60 years’ combined experience in real estate. The offices are located at 17 West Charlton Street on Madison Square in Savannah and 52 Calhoun St. 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.

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(LEFT to RIGHT) Chris White and Franklin Williams of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, stand in front of the historic downtown home with previous owner Herbert Gallaway and new owner, Jacob Thompson and Richie Sturgess of Savannah Realty.

 

OPEN FOR BUSINESS®: Paula Kreissler with Healthy Savannah talks about childhood obesity

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(SAVANNAH, GA – BLOG TALK RADIO) Healthy Savannah, along with the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, has been awarded a $150,000 grant to promote healthy lifestyles and community awareness for under-served areas in Georgia and to combat childhood obesity. 

Director of the Healthy Living and Community Development for Healthy Savannah and YMCA of Coastal Georgia, Paula Kreissler, talks with Open for Business® about what this grant means for the community and how anyone can become involved. www.healthysavannah.org

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Park Place Outreach Welcomes New Board Member

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Park Place Outreach Welcomes New Board Member

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter has appointed Troy Follak to join its Board of Directors. Follak is an engineering director at Gulfstream Aerospace, where he has been employed for the past 13 years.

“I sought a place on the Board at Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter because I saw, firsthand, that this facility which offers teenagers a safe place to go 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is vitally important in our community,” said Follak. “I had also recently completed the Leadership Savannah experience, and wanted to contribute in multiple ways to the community by encouraging young children that no matter your environment, you can make a positive impact to the community, based on my past..”

The Isle of Palms, SC, native moved to Savannah in 2001 to work for Gulfstream. He received his undergraduate degree from The Citadel in Charleston and a master’s degree in international business from the University of North Carolina.

“We are so grateful at Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter to welcome Troy to our Board,” said executive director Linda K. Hilts. “His professional success, along with his volunteer work in scouting and other youth groups, gives him the real world experience that will allow him to connect with the youth whom we serve.”

Follak was a Cub Scout leader and served as a committee member-at-large at Isle Of Hope United Methodist Church. He previously volunteered as a youth group leader at Meyers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC. He enjoys spending time with his family, especially outdoor activities with his children. He has been married for 22 years and has three children: Morgan (16), McKinsey (14) and Marshal (9).

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped over 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Facebook.

For more information, contact: 
Linda K. Hilts 
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter 
hiltssrh@aol.com
912.234.4048 
http://www.parkplaceyes.org

Media Contact:
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com
912.844.9990
https://carriagetradepr.com

Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty brokers sale of historic Gingerbread House

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Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty brokers sale of historic Gingerbread House Architectural gem will remain available for weddings and other special events

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – The iconic Gingerbread House is changing hands, but brides-to-be dreaming about having the romantic home as a wedding venue can breathe easy. The architectural gem will remain available as a premier wedding site and special event venue.

The Gingerbread House was purchased for $837,500 by SJ Management Group LLC., whose owners include Savannah resident Jacob Thompson. Listing agents are Franklin Williams and Chris White of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty. The selling agent is Richie Sturgess of Savannah Realty.

“The Gingerbread House is one of the buildings that always comes to mind when people think of Savannah,” said Williams, a Savannah native and past board member of the Historic Savannah Foundation. “It’s a very special part of Savannah, definitely one of its architectural gems.”

Built in 1899 by Cord Asendorf, The Gingerbread House is one of the finest examples of Steamboat Gothic architecture in the country. Its delicate, elaborate gingerbread carpentry details have ensured it is one of the most photographed buildings in Savannah.

A centerpiece of the Thomas Square Streetcar Historic District, The Gingerbread House has always been a crucial part of the revitalization of the neighborhood. The former owners, Herb and Jan Galloway, are retiring out of town. Herb Galloway purchased the home in 1978. Look for Gingerbread House on Facebook for venue information.

 

Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential 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. The owners are natives of Savannah who have more than 60 years’ combined experience in real estate. The offices are located at 17 West Charlton Street on Madison Square in Savannah and 52 Calhoun St. 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.