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September 2016

2016 Big Wigs Cecilia Russo and Brynn Grant Announce “Let’s Tackle Breast Cancer” Football Fundraising Weekend

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2016 Big Wigs Cecilia Russo and Brynn Grant Announce “Let’s Tackle Breast Cancer” Football Fundraising Weekend
Savannah Business Women Pledged to Raise Thousands for Susan G. Komen of Coastal Georgia Foundation

(Savannah, GA) Cecilia Russo, president of Cecilia Russo Marketing, and Brynn Grant, vice president of World Trade Center Savannah and Chief Operations Officer of SEDA, will host a “Let’s Tackle Breast Cancer” Football Weekend to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the Susan G. Komen of Coastal Georgia Foundation.

The festivities kick off Friday, October 14 at the Benedictine Military School Homecoming game beginning at 7:30 p.m. BC will play the Toombs County football team at the T.A. Wright Stadium at Savannah State University.

On Saturday, October 15, Russo and Grant will host an event at Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr., beginning at 3:30 p.m. for the University of Georgia vs. Vanderbilt game.

On Sunday, October 16, our pink-wigged ladies will be at Coaches Corner, 2016 E Victory Drive, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the NFL games.

Each of these events is free and open to the public; suggested donations are at your discretion. Participants will have the opportunity to enter for raffle prizes at each of the events. Prizes include a flat screen TV donated by Port City Powerwash, an NFL Jersey from Coaches Corner, as well as gift cards to Baracuda Bob’s, Pirate’s House, the Exchange and Pearl’s Salt Water Grille donated by Turner Food and Spirits Company. All prizes will be awarded at Coach’s Corner on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.

Russo and Grant are participants of the 2016 BIGWIG competition hosted by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. They along with 8 other community leaders have pledged to raise donations to help fund research and programs to find a cure for breast cancer.

“I am honored to participate in the 2016 BIGWIG competition in an effort to help put an end to this terrible disease,” said Russo. “I am beyond thankful to those who have supported this endeavor thus far and hope this weekend will aid in surpassing my personal fundraising goal.”

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/KomenCoastalGeorgia/?fref=ts.

View Russo’s BigWig page at http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/TR/BIgWig/SAV_CoastalGeorgiaAffiliate?px=4890113&pg=personal&fr_id=6683.

View Grant’s BigWig page at http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/TR/BIgWig/SAV_CoastalGeorgiaAffiliate?px=22577054&pg=personal&fr_id=6683.

Brynn Grant, vice president of World Trade Center Savannah and Chief Operations Officer of SEDA

Brynn Grant, vice president of World Trade Center Savannah and Chief Operations Officer of SEDA

Cecilia Russo, president of Cecilia Russo Marketing

Cecilia Russo, president of Cecilia Russo Marketing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Susan G. Komen

The Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. Up to 75 percent of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women. The remaining net income (a minimum of 25 percent) supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.

The Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate’s services area covers all of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.  Thanks to the thousands of people who participant in the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Race for the Cure® and other Affiliate events each year, dedicated corporate partners and generous donors, Komen Coastal Georgia is playing a vital role in fighting breast cancer in our community.

Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Skidaway Kiwanis Presents Almost $63K to Savannah Area Charities

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Skidaway Kiwanis Presents Almost $63K to Savannah Area Charities

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, Sept. 29, the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island had its annual awarding of grants event. The organization raised a total of $62,500 to support local charities in the Savannah area.

“What we contribute to the nonprofit organizations is minuscule in comparison to their overall needs,” said Mike Brown, Kiwanis member. “We care deeply about the children of Chatham County, especially at-risk children who need help to grow, learn, be safe and lead healthy, productive lives.”

The mission of the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island is to help at-risk children in the Savannah area. The Kiwanians of Skidaway Island spend countless hours volunteering and raising money through events, member support and corporate donations to help those in need.

The organizations receiving a 2016-2017 donation include:

America’s Second Harvest — Kids Café
Backpack Buddies of Skidaway Island
Childhood Cancer Family Support Fund
Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center
Family Promise of Greater Savannah
Horizons Savannah
Junior Achievement
Local Outreach Volunteers Educators (L.O.V.E.)
Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire
National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter
Performance Initiatives Fitness Savannah
Social Apostolate
Special Olympics
Wesley Community Centers of Savannah
Youth Challenge Academy

Most notably, $11,000 was raised for the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation through Kiwanis’ “Take a Chance for Kids” raffle. Dollars for Doers Grants were awarded to Coastal Conservation Association, Congregation Agudath Achim, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes, and Hesse K8 PTA.

To learn more about Kiwanis Club of Skidaway, visit http://www.kiwanisofskidaway.com/about/.

Members of Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island present 2016 earnings check

Members of Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island present 2016 earnings check

ABOUT KIWANIS CLUB OF SKIDAWAY
The Club has been serving Savannah’s kids since 1988. Skidaway Kiwanis raised and distributed over $1,400,000 and invested over 300,000 service hours in our mission of helping the children of Savannah. They currently have 125 members—men and women who meet every Thursday morning in the Plantation Club ballroom for breakfast, a brief business meeting, and a guest speaker. Each week, the speaker informs discusses some area of interest, such as local history, local or national events or issues, sports, art, literature, business, and service opportunities.

The club sponsors several fundraising events each year to support its charitable causes and has other fundraising programs that operate year-round. In addition, many of our members are involved as volunteers at youth service organizations in the area.

CONTACT:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Prevent Amputation by Recognizing the Symptoms of P.A.D.

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Prevent Amputation by Recognizing the Symptoms of P.A.D.
By Dr. Lee Yates

Have you heard any of your loved ones complain about leg pain and poor circulation? They may use the excuse that it is old age; maybe you are using this excuse as well. But before writing the symptoms off, consider getting checked for a disease affecting eight million Americans called Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D.).

September is P.A.D. awareness month and the perfect time to shed light on this issue; my hope is that if people can recognize their symptoms in time, we can prevent amputations.

So, first things first: What is P.A.D.?

A potentially life-threatening condition affecting one out of every 20 Americans over the age of 50, Peripheral Artery Disease, P.A.D., is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries limit blood flow in the legs and feet. When left untreated, this can lead to a more serious disease called, critical limb ischemia. When it continues to progress up to this point, the leg can face amputation.

How do you know if you have P.A.D.?

The first symptom that most people notice is muscle pain. P.A.D. can cause leg tiredness, cramping and pain when walking

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, this can be an indication that you are at risk for P.A.D.:
-Cold toes or feet
-Dry, discolored skin
-Pain while walking
-Nighttime leg pain
-Painful, heavy legs
-Numbness or burning sensations
-Wounds that won’t heal
-Gangrene or black tissue
-Erectile dysfunction

Doctors can perform a noninvasive test that will determine ankle-brachia index. This test can determine if the patient has P.A.D. and its level of severity.

Who is at risk?

People who smoke or have diabetes have the greatest risk of developing P.A.D. due to reduced blood flow. Other risk factors include obesity; high blood pressure (140/90 millimeters of mercury or higher); high cholesterol (total blood cholesterol over 240 milligrams per deciliter, or 6.2 millimoles per liter); increasing age, especially after reaching 50 years of age; a family history of P.A.D., heart disease or stroke; and high levels of homocysteine.

How can someone prevent P.A.D.?

I recommend following a modified exercise program to help improve walking and lessen the symptoms of the disease. Regular exercise also decreases the chance of potential cardiovascular events, such as heart attack or stroke.

Also, avoid tobacco use as it increases the risk of P.A.D. by two to six times. Eat right and avoid red meats, foods high in sodium, and sugary foods and beverages. Keeping your cholesterol down can help too.

Already diagnosed with P.A.D.?

You can avoid an amputation if you catch the disease soon enough. Although P.A.D. is serious, it’s treatable.

Doctors can start treatment with minimally invasive surgeries. These can include an Angioplasty, where a catheter is threaded through a blood vessel to the damaged artery. The artery is opened with a small balloon to increase blood flow.

Another minimally invasive surgery done is an Atherectomy, a procedure done to remove plaque along the artery wall.

An invasive option used is arterial bypass surgery, which can help patients as it uses either a blood vessel or synthetic tube to keep the blood flowing.

New Developments?

Please keep in mind the severity of P.A.D. and the risk for an amputation. Researchers continue to explore new therapies for P.A.D. Although peripheral artery disease can be life-threatening, P.A.D. can be managed or even reversed with proper care.

To take a stand against amputation and learn more about P.A.D., visit http://www.standagainstamputation.com

Dr. Lee Yates - Savannah Surgery Center

Dr. Lee Yates – Savannah Surgery Center

A member of the Georgia Vascular Society and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Lee Yates is the Medical Director of Vascular Surgery at St. Joseph’s Candler Health System.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 26, 2016

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SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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CECILIA RUSSO’S 2016 BIG WIG CAMPAIGN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo announces her participation in the 2016 Big Wig Campaign for the Susan G. Komen Society of Coastal GA. Russo aims to honor Kelly Burke, Paulina Tawil, Amy Phillips Toler, Kathy Cottrell Moore, Anne McDonough Adams and Stephanie Aliotta Coomer through her campaign. It will also be in loving memory of Gloria Turner Fischer and Marolyn Tyler Lasuzzo. Please consider donating to her campaign at http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/TR/BIgWig/SAV_CoastalGeorgiaAffiliate?px=4890113&pg=personal&fr_id=6683

UNHOLY TOUR SHINED SPOTLIGHT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Commissioner Tim Echols presented the “Unholy Tour” to shine a spotlight on Human Sex Trafficking in Savannah. Participants were shown the locations that trafficking takes place in Savannah. Read the full story here: http://www.wjcl.com/article/unholy-tour-held-in-savannah/3616018

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY HOSTED OPEN HOUSE TO SHOWCASE NEW CUTERA LASER 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology, invited patients and guests to learn more and see demonstrations of the new Cutera Lasers. Cutera and Dysport representatives were on hand, along with the Howington staff, to answer questions and demonstrate the products. The Savannah practice is the first in the area to offer Cutera laser treatments for hair removal and vascular conditions. For more information about this new laser, visit http://www.lcderm.com

ST. ANDREWS NAMED BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL BY SAVANNAH MAGAZINE
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Andrew’s School is pleased to be selected as the Best Private School in Savannah by the readers of Savannah Magazine for the 2016 Best of Savannah. Inspiring young people, age 3 through grade 12, St. Andrew’s is an International Baccalaureate World School. For more information, visit www.saintschool.com
LDSS ANNOUNCES STRATTON LEOPOLD AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR 11TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society has announced Stratton Leopold as the Grand Marshal for the 11th annual Buddy Walk on Oct. 1. Leopold is a film producer and ice cream shop owner from Savannah. He will lead the one-mile march at the event. The Buddy Walk will begin on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/ldss-announces-stratton-leopold-grand-marshal-11th-annual-savannah-buddy-walk/

FREE P.A.D SCREENINGS FOR PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of September being Peripheral Arterial Disease P.A.D awareness month, Savannah Surgery Center will once again be offering free screening days for those who may be at-risk of the disease. The screenings will take place at the Savannah Surgery Center, located at 5105 Paulsen St. Suite C-140, on Friday, Sept. 30 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This is the third year Savannah Surgery Center has held this screening event for the public. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-surgery-center-offers-free-p-d-screenings-peripheral-arterial-disease-awareness-month/

HOW SMALL BUSINESSES SHOULD HANDLE
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JOHNNIE GANEM AND THE SAVANNAH WOMEN’S COUNCIL OF REALITORS HOST BENEFIT FOR THE RAPE CRISIS CENTER ON SEPT. 27

(SAVANNAH, GA) Johnnie Ganem Inc. and The Savannah Women’s Council of Realtors will host Wine Tasting with Chef Jean-Yves Vendeville on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 6-8 p.m. The event will take place at Johnnie Ganems, 501 Habersham Street, Savannah, GA 31401, a $15 minimum donation is required. For more information on the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire, visit http://www.rccsav.org/

HORIZONS SAVANNAH HOSTS GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS ON SEPT. 30

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah will host the “Grab a Bag for Kids” event on Friday, September 30 at the Savannah Golf Club. This event will feature designer purses to be auctioned off and a lunch for guests. The auction begins at 11:00 a.m. and the lunch starts at noon. The cost is $30/person or $300 for a table ten. For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.

 
DAVENPORT HOUSE HOSTS “YELLOW FEVER IN SAVANNAH 1820” THIS OCT.
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House will host “Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820” on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the month of October. In 1820, the city of Savannah experienced a widespread outbreak of yellow fever. The Davenport House will recreate the epidemic and pay special emphasis on Savannah’s first female physician, Mary Lavinder. Guests will walk through the candlelit house and see the fat and experiences that affected half the city first hand. These reenactments will take place on Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $22 in advance and $25 at the door, reservations are recommended due to limited space. For more information visit, www.DavenportHouseMuseum.org
CHANGE YOUR MIND

(INC) 2 Brain Hacks That Will Change How You See The World
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A JOY RIDE FOR THE BODY AND SOUL ON OCT. 1
(SAVANNAH, GA) Yoga & Coloring Meditation Workshop: KALI theme with Kelley Boyd on Sat, Oct 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm. A Joy Ride for the Body and Soul! You will harness and embrace your inner warrior through a powerful and grounding yoga practice suitable for students of all levels. Expect creative sequencing of strong standing postures, mind sharpening balance postures leading to a cool down and a deep relaxation. Nurturing follows your yoga practice as you settle into stillness with a color meditation (designs will be provided) while Kelley leads you through the magical & mythical story of Kali’s Birth, Death and Rebirth. Full details at http://savannahyoga.com/workshops
BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH TO HOLD “THE FOUR SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC” OCT. 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dr. Allen Hunt will speak at The Blessed Sacrament located at 1003 E. Victory Drive, Saannah, GA 31405. The presentation will be presented by Dynamic Catholic on “The Four Signs: Incredible Possibilities for Your Life and Your Parish.” Guests will leave with a personal plan to help them become the best versions of themselves. Dr. Hunt is a nationally recognized speaker and best-selling author. Register at http://cart.dynamiccatholic.com/The-Four-Signs-Savannah-GA-p/fs100116.htm

#GETYOURGREEKON AT SAVANNAH’S 66TH ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL OCT. 6-8

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. The 66th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit http://www.savannahgreekfest.com

Think Out Your Work Area

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RED, WHITE, AND BLUE MEMORIAL BBQ ON OCT. 22

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire is set to host the Red, White and Blue BBQ. The second annual BBQ, to benefit The Two Hundred Club’s Fallen Heroes Memorial, will feature live music, delicious barbecue, Coca-Cola products and beer. The event will be held in Ellis Square on Saturday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.twohundredclub.org

HOSPICE SAVANNAH GOLF TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCED FOR OCT. 24

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament presented by USI Insurance Services will be held on Monday, Oct. 24 at the Landings Club’s Plantation Course. The Driving Range and lunch will begin at noon. A four-man scramble (captain’s choice) will begin at 1:15 p.m. with a shotgun start. The fees are $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome. All proceeds benefit Hospice Savannah. For more information, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/Golf/

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF GREATER SAVANNAH HOSTS 2016 DOG LOVERS’ WALK ON NOV. 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Humane Society of Greater Savannah will host the 2016 Dog Lovers’ Walk on Saturday, November 12 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The 1.5-mile walk will take place at Messiah Luthern Church, 1 West Ridge, Savannah, GA 31411. To learn more and register, visit http://www.humanesocietysav.org/

COASTAL PET RESCUE INTRODUCES MIDNIGHT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces 1-year-old midnight located at the Coastal Pet Rescue. Midnight was rescued on June 7, 2015, she is housebroken and good with cats and kids. To learn more about Midnight, visit

http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-c-069-midnight/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 19, 2016

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CECILIA RUSSO’S 2016 BIG WIG CAMPAIGN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo announces her participation in the 2016 Big Wig Campaign for the Susan G. Komen Society of Coastal GA. Russo aims to honor Kelly Burke, Paulina Tawil, Amy Phillips Toler, Kathy Cottrell Moore, Anne McDonough Adams and Stephanie Aliotta Coomer through her campaign. It will also be in loving memory of Gloria Turner Fischer and Marolyn Tyler Lasuzzo. Please consider donating to her campaign at http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/TR/BIgWig/SAV_CoastalGeorgiaAffiliate?px=4890113&pg=personal&fr_id=6683

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY HOSTED OPEN HOUSE TO SHOWCASE NEW CUTERA LASER 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology, invited patients and guests to learn more and see demonstrations of the new Cutera Lasers. Cutera and Dysport representatives were on hand, along with the Howington staff, to answer questions and demonstrate the products. The Savannah practice is the first in the area to offer Cutera laser treatments for hair removal and vascular conditions. For more information about this new laser, visit http://www.lcderm.com
ST. ANDREWS NAMED BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL BY SAVANNAH MAGAZINE
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Andrew’s School is pleased to be selected as the Best Private School in Savannah by the readers of Savannah Magazine for the 2016 Best of Savannah. Inspiring young people, age 3 through grade 12, St. Andrew’s is an International Baccalaureate World School. For more information, visit www.saintschool.com
LDSS ANNOUNCES STRATTON LEOPOLD AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR 11TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society has announced Stratton Leopold as the Grand Marshal for the 11th annual Buddy Walk on Oct. 1. Leopold is a film producer and ice cream shop owner from Savannah. He will lead the one-mile march at the event. The Buddy Walk will begin on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/ldss-announces-stratton-leopold-grand-marshal-11th-annual-savannah-buddy-walk/

TAKE THIS SURVEY TO HELP FACILITATE BETTER BIKING IN GEORGIA

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia Department of Transportation and Georgia Bikes is developing an action plan aimed at increasing safety for people who bike, and need your help to under the challenges. Click on this link to fill out the survey, https://www.georgiabikes.org/blog/481-survey-ga-bicycle-safety-action-plan?mc_cid=5a11bfbddf&mc_eid=08fa9719ff

EMPOWERING FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS

(INC) Women Entrepreneurs Are Crushing it in 2016
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SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE UNVEILS NEW LOGO

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance (SFA) is pleased to debut its new logo, developed by Ray Jacobs of Tytan Creates. The emblem is intended to provide a strong brand statement to the film industry about SFA’s mission in promoting the Savannah area film community and will serve as a symbol of pride and ownership for SFA members. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-film-alliance-unveils-new-logo-developed-newly-appointed-creative-director-ray-jacobs/

ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH AIDS SAVANNAH TREE FOUNDATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) The most recent Enmarket Encourage Health Education program included a $1,000 check presentation to the Savannah Tree Foundation, a 33-year-old nonprofit organization aiming to protect all trees in Savannah and Chatham County. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/healthy-savannah-enmarket-present-1000-encourage-health-grant-savannah-tree-foundation/

SAVANNAH SURGERY CENTER OFFERS FREE P.A.D SCREENINGS FOR PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of September being Peripheral Arterial Disease P.A.D awareness month, Savannah Surgery Center will once again be offering free screening days for those who may be at-risk of the disease. The screenings will take place at the Savannah Surgery Center, located at 5105 Paulsen St. Suite C-140, on Friday, Sept. 30 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This is the third year Savannah Surgery Center has held this screening event for the public. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-surgery-center-offers-free-p-d-screenings-peripheral-arterial-disease-awareness-month/

IT’S NOT WHAT YOU SAY, IT’S HOW YOU SAY IT

(BUSINESS INSIDER) 11 Horrible Body Language Habits
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SCCPSS PARTNERS WITH COPE TO PROVIDE HEALTHY FOODS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Students and Faculty at Beach High School partner with COPE to provide healthy foods for Beach parents and staff every first Thursday of the month. COPE (Childhood Obesity Prevention + Education) stands by a threefold approach to combating childhood obesity and behavioral health. They offer education and prevention programs to parents and caregivers. To learn more about their efforts, visit http://www.copeforchange.org

YMCA RECEIVES GIFT FROM GEORGIA-PACIFIC SAVANNAH GYPSUM
(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia received a $2,000 reward from Georgia-Pacific Savannah Gypsum. The contribution will provide financial assistance to the Y readers program that serves five urban elementary schools in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School District. To learn more, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/ymca-receives-gift-from-georgia-pacific-savannah-gypsum/
“HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE FEDERAL GOV’T” SEMINAR ON SEPT. 21

(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Business Development Center will be hosting a seminar on “How to do Business With the Federal Government” on Wednesday, September 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. This will take place at Business Innovation Group, Georgia Southern University City Campus, 58 East Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458. They will also be hosting a workshop called “All About Certifications” on Thursday, September 22, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.This event will be held at Small Business Resource Center at 111 E. Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401. The cost to attend both is $30 each and space is limited. To register, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/southern-coastal or call 912-651-3200 for questions. 

PURCHASE A NEW BIKE AT THE SAVANNAH BICYCLE CAMPAIGN BIKE SALE ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 25

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Bicycle Campaign will be hosting its annual bike sale on Sunday, September 25 at the headquarters, 1301 Lincoln St. Purchasing a bike will benefit affordable transportation to those in need and will aid in The Savannah Bicycle Campaign making a positive impact in people’s lives. To learn how to make a difference, visit http://bicyclecampaign.org/new-standard-cycles/volunteer-with-new-standard-cycles/?mc_cid=5a11bfbddf&mc_eid=08fa9719ff

HORIZONS SAVANNAH HOSTS GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS ON SEPT. 30

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah will host the “Grab a Bag for Kids” event on Friday, September 30 at the Savannah Golf Club. This event will feature designer purses to be auctioned off and a lunch for guests. The auction begins at 11:00 a.m. and the lunch starts at noon. The cost is $30/person or $300 for a table ten. For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.

LIFE POPCORN AND MOVIE PEER SUPPORT SOCIAL ON SEPT. 22

(Savannah, GA) Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), Inc. will be hosting a Popcorn and a Movie Peer Support Social, Thursday, September 22nd, from 1:00 – 3:30 pm, in LIFE’s conference room located at 5105 Paulsen Street, Ste. 143-B. We will enjoy the movie, Extraordinary Measures, which is based on events in the life of John Crowley and his family, and dramatizes the father’s quest to find a cure for Pompe disease, a relatively rare genetic condition that afflicts two of his three children. For additional information, contact Jessica Mathis at 912.920.2414, jmathis@lifecil.com or visit www.lifecil.com

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION KEYS

(FORBES) 6 Ways Personal Branding is Your Secret Weapon
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DAVENPORT HOUSE HOSTS “YELLOW FEVER IN SAVANNAH 1820” THIS OCT.
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House will host “Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820” on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the month of October. In 1820, the city of Savannah experienced a widespread outbreak of yellow fever. The Davenport House will recreate the epidemic and pay special emphasis on Savannah’s first female physician, Mary Lavinder. Guests will walk through the candlelit house and see the fat and experiences that affected half the city first hand. These reenactments will take place on Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $22 in advance and $25 at the door, reservations are recommended due to limited space. For more information visit, www.DavenportHouseMuseum.org
A RELAXING JOY RIDE THROUGH YOGA AND COLORING OCT. 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) Yoga & Coloring Meditation Workshop: KALI theme with Kelley Boyd on Sat, Oct 1 at 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, a joy ride for the body and soul! You will harness and embrace your inner warrior through a powerful and grounding yoga practice suitable for students of all levels. Expect creative sequencing of strong standing postures, mind sharpening balance postures leading to a cool down and a deep relaxation. Nurturing follows your yoga practice as you settle into stillness with a color meditation (designs will be provided) while Kelley leads you through the magical & mythical story of Kali’s Birth, Death and Rebirth. Full details at http://savannahyoga.com/workshops

BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH TO HOLD “THE FOUR SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC” OCT. 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dr. Allen Hunt will speak at The Blessed Sacrament located at 1003 E. Victory Drive, Saannah, GA 31405. The presentation will be presented by Dynamic Catholic on “The Four Signs: Incredible Possibilities for Your Life and Your Parish.” Guests will leave with a personal plan to help them become the best versions of themselves. Dr. Hunt is a nationally recognized speaker and best-selling author. Register at http://cart.dynamiccatholic.com/The-Four-Signs-Savannah-GA-p/fs100116.htm

UNDERSTANDING THE ‘GAME’ CAN HELP YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

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#GETYOURGREEKON AT SAVANNAH’S 66TH ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL OCT. 6-8

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. The 66th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit http://www.savannahgreekfest.com

HUGS HOSTS HALLOWEEN PARTY AND COSTUME CONTEST ON OCT. 21

(SAVANNAH, GA) HUGS, Heads-Up Guidance Services, will host the 2016 BOO BASH Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 21 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post on Bull Street. The night will be filled with music, dancing, a costume contest, a 50/50 raffle, food specialties by local chefs, and more. Guest must be 21 and over to attend, the cost is $35/person and tables of 8 can be reserved for $280. For more information visit, http://www.headsupsavannah.org

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE MEMORIAL BBQ ON OCT. 22

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire is set to host the Red, White and Blue BBQ. The second annual BBQ, to benefit The Two Hundred Club’s Fallen Heroes Memorial, will feature live music, delicious barbecue, Coca-Cola products and beer. The event will be held in Ellis Square on Saturday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.twohundredclub.org

HOSPICE SAVANNAH GOLF TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCED FOR OCT. 24

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament presented by USI Insurance Services will be held on Monday, Oct. 24 at the Landings Club’s Plantation Course. The Driving Range and lunch will begin at noon. A four-man scramble (captain’s choice) will begin at 1:15 p.m. with a shotgun start. The fees are $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome. All proceeds benefit Hospice Savannah. For more information, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/Golf/

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF GREATER SAVANNAH HOSTS 2016 DOG LOVERS’ WALK ON NOV. 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Humane Society of Greater Savannah will host the 2016 Dog Lovers’ Walk on Saturday, November 12 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The 1.5-mile walk will take place at Messiah Luthern Church, 1 West Ridge, Savannah, GA 31411. To learn more and register, visit http://www.humanesocietysav.org/

COASTAL PET RESCUE INTRODUCES MITCHELL

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Mitchell, a golden retriever mix looking for his forever home. Mithcell is a large lovable dog that is good with cats and children. Stop by the Coastal Pet Rescue and consider taking this guy home to be your next pet. For more information on Mitchell, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-d-360-mitchell/

Low Country Dermatology Hosted Open House to Showcase New Cutera Laser

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Savannah’s Only Dermatologist Office Certified on New Technology

(SAVANNAH, GA) Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology, invited patients and guests to learn more and see demonstrations of the new Cutera Lasers. Cutera and Dysport representatives were on hand, along with the Howington staff, to answer questions and demonstrate the products.

The Savannah practice is the first in the area to offer Cutera laser treatments for hair removal and vascular conditions.

“Demand for laser procedures continues to increase, and we will be ready to meet that need with the best system on the market,” said Dr. Howington. “We finished clinical training specifically geared for the Cutera lasers and I am pleased to announce that Courtney Zechman, our esthetician, is now certified to use Cutera’s excel V and excel HR™ systems.”

The Cutera systems are made in the U.S. and were the first FDA-approved laser brand. They are designed for high-quality, high-volume output and feature innovations in safety, effectiveness and patient comfort. The excel V is the only tunable laser system on the market that combines two laser wavelengths in one device with a larger premium sapphire cooling tip.

“In a national patient preference study measuring comfort and satisfaction for laser hair removal, 100 percent of the patients chose excel HR over a competitive laser hair removal device,” explained Zechman. “Offering two separate handpieces, CoolView and Genesis, the system has the flexibility to treat any case, from superficial and deep vascular conditions to benign pigmented lesions.”

Laser hair removal remains the single largest segment in energy-based medical aesthetic procedures. A report by U.S. Markets for Laser, Light and Energy Devices forecasts that laser hair removal procedure volumes have doubled since 2013, to 2.5 million procedures anticipated in 2017.

For more information about this new laser, visit http://www.lcderm.com.

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(LEFT TO RIGHT) Elizabeth Brennan, Low Country Dermatology Certified Physician Assistant; Aaron Moll; and Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology.

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(LEFT TO RIGHT) Elizabeth Brennan, Low Country Dermatology Certified Physician Assistant; Aaron Moll; and Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology.

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist, with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A, Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, call 912-354-1018 or visit http://www.lcderm.com. To connect on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/LowCountryDermatology.

CONTACT
Courtney Zechman
Esthetician
Low Country Dermatology, LLC
310 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 12 A
Savannah, GA 31406
P: 912-354-1018
F: 912-354-1019
http://www.lcderm.com

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Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005
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LDSS announces Stratton Leopold as Grand Marshal for 11th Annual Savannah Buddy Walk

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LDSS announces Stratton Leopold as Grand Marshal for 11th Annual Savannah Buddy Walk

(SAVANNAH, GA) Film producer and ice cream shop owner, Stratton Leopold has been named as the Grand Marshal for the 11th annual Savannah Buddy Walk hosted by Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. 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.

“I am honored to be selected as the Grand Marshal to lead the one-mile march this year for the Savannah Buddy Walk,” said Leopold. “I grew up in this city and am eager to help raise awareness for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, an organization dedicated to providing help and support to people with Down syndrome and their families.”

In his film career, Leopold is noted for producing several movies including, “The Sum of All Fears,” “Mission: Impossible III,” “The General’s Daughter” and the remake of “The Wolfman.” Leopold is also well known for his local ice cream shop, Leopold’s Ice Cream, on E Broughton Street.

The Buddy Walk will begin on Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park. The event is open to all ages and abilities; LDSS encourages those in wheelchairs, carriages and strollers to attend. Participants may also bring their pets as well.

Immediately following the walk, the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will hold a family-fun festival in the park until 2 p.m. Activities will include face painting, pumpkin painting, princess and pirate booths, bounce houses, games, music and refreshments. There will also be special performances from the Imani Milele Choir, an energetic group of orphans visiting from Uganda, Africa.

The Buddy Walk takes place in October in honor of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The goals of this annual event are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome while influencing national and local policy and practice.

For more information, contact John or Candy Bogardus at 912-728-8505, jcbogardus@gmail.com or visit http://www.ldssga.org

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MORE ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, outreach, education, and advocacy to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

CONTACT
Candy Bogardus
jcbogardus@gmail.com
912-728-8505

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Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade PR
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912.856.9075

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 12, 2016

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SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE UNVEILS NEW LOGO
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance (SFA) is pleased to debut its new logo, developed by Ray Jacobs of Tytan Creates. The emblem is intended to provide a strong brand statement to the film industry about SFA’s mission in promoting the Savannah area film community and will serve as a symbol of pride and ownership for SFA members. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-film-alliance-unveils-new-logo-developed-newly-appointed-creative-director-ray-jacobs/

ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH AIDS SAVANNAH TREE FOUNDATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The most recent Enmarket Encourage Health Education program included a $1,000 check presentation to the Savannah Tree Foundation, a 33-year-old nonprofit organization aiming to protect all trees in Savannah and Chatham County. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/healthy-savannah-enmarket-present-1000-encourage-health-grant-savannah-tree-foundation/
VIDEO OF ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH PRESENTATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) As the third of four lectures presented by enmarket in the Encourage Health Series, Denise Grabowski spoke on “10 Ways Buildings Affect Your Mission to a Healthy Life.” To watch the presentation, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCA9DhbQ1fc
MACY’S HELPS PARK PLACE OUTREACH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is the recipient of a $1,500 grant from Macy’s. The grant money will be used towards operational and program expenses. Located at 514 East Henry Street in Savannah, Park Place Outreach is open 24 hours a day for homeless, abused or runaway youth. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter-presented-1500-check-macys/
LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY BECOMES SAVANNAH’S FIRST PROVIDER TO OFFER CUTERA LASER PROCEDURES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology, has announced the Savannah practice is the first in the area to offer Cutera laser treatments to patients seeking treatment for hair removal and skin resurfacing. Patients and guests are invited to learn more, see demonstrations and enter to win free treatments at an open house from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14 at 310 Eisenhower Dr., Suite 12A, in Savannah. For more information, visit http://lcderm.com/
SAVANNAH SURGERY CENTER OFFERS FREE P.A.D SCREENINGS FOR PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of September being Peripheral Arterial Disease P.A.D awareness month, Savannah Surgery Center will once again be offering free screening days for those who may be at-risk of the disease. The screenings will take place at the Savannah Surgery Center, located at 5105 Paulsen St. Suite C-140, on Friday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept. 30 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This is the third year Savannah Surgery Center has held this screening event for the public. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-surgery-center-offers-free-p-d-screenings-peripheral-arterial-disease-awareness-month/
SAVANNAH JAYCEES PRESENT ALMOST $2,000 TO 11 LOCAL NONPROFITS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees presented 11 local nonprofit organizations with almost $2,000 on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the Savannah Tap House. The money was raised during the Jaycees’ Third Annual Charity Date Night Auction, where the participants chose local charities to donate 50 percent of their winnings. To learn more visit, https://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-jaycees-present-almost-2000-11-local-nonprofit-organizations/

SAVANNAH BASED FILM COMPANY, SILVER LINE FILMS, ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Silver Line Films, LLC has announced it is set to begin production of a new independent feature film, “Take 2 For Faith,” an inspirational drama starring Patrick Muldoon, Deana Carter, Nia Sioux, Dallas Lovato, Aaron O’Connell and Joel Rush; and directed by Nancy Criss. Janelle Arthur, Top 5 finalist on American Idol and 16 time Grand Ole Opry performer, will be portraying the lead role of Faith Winters in the film. Written by Jason Usry and Kenneth Lemm and produced by Savannahian Chris Helton with Gabrielle Evans Fields, “Take 2 For Faith” is the inspiring story of a Nashville country music legend who seeks refuge in her rural Texas hometown following a public fall from grace. For more information on Silver Line Films, visit http://silverlinetv.com/
DETERMINE YOUR SPACE
(DEWITT TILTON GROUP) Dewitt Tilton Group understands the difficult tasks of determining what kind of office space is best needed for a business or organization. A question to consider: How long does the business or organization envision needing this particular space? This will have a large influence on the economics and the landlord’s willingness to commit extra capital to any improvements needed. For more tips, visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com
SCCPSS PARTNERS WITH COPE TO PROVIDE HEALTHY FOODS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Students and Faculty at Beach High School partner with COPE to provide healthy foods for Beach parents and staff every first Thursday of the month. COPE (Childhood Obesity Prevention + Education) stands by a threefold approach to combating childhood obesity and behavioral health. They offer education and prevention programs to parents and caregivers. To learn more about their efforts, visit http://www.copeforchange.org
CHOOSING THE CORRECT SOCIAL MEDIA
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RICHMOND HILL’S ‘BE THE ONE’ CAMPAIGN SEPT. 13
(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The United Way of The Coastal Empire is hosting a luncheon to reveal details of Bryan County’s 2016 Be The One campaign. The non-profit organization will present the inaugural volunteer of the year award following the unveiling of the campaign goals. This event will be held Tuesday, September 13 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Richmond Hill City Center, 520 Cedar Street.SAVANNAH SKATE PARK TEAMS UP WITH CHIPOTLE SEPT. 13
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Skate Park will be doing a fundraiser on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at both Chipotle locations in Savannah. Guests just mention they are there for the fundraiser and Chipotle will donate 50% of the sale to the Savannah Skate Park. To learn more about the skate park, visit http://savannahskatepark.com/

CHATHAM AREA TRANSIT WILL HOST MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING ON SEPT. 14
(SAVANNAH, GA) – The Chatham Area Transit Authority will hold its monthly public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at Joe Murray Rivers, Jr. Intermodal Transit Center, 610 West Oglethorpe Avenue. CAT is committed to increasing public involvement in the evolution of transit services for Savannah/Chatham County. Passenger input is vital to the organization and the public is welcome to attend. For more information call Valerie Ragland at 912-629-3924 or visit http://www.catchacat.org/
SAVANNAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE HOSTS BISTRO SAVOIR INTERACTIF SEPT. 15
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Chef Jean and other Savannah Technical College instructors on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 5:45 pm in the Eckburg Auditorium for the Bistro Savoir Interactif. This cooking class will take participants on a culinary adventure to Spain, Russia, Italy and New Zealand. Guests will learn to make dishes such as Blini, Gnocchi and Kiwi/Mango Chutney. This event is presented in partnership with the Savannah Food & Wine Festival and the cost is $100/person. The proceeds will go towards the Patrick Ansley Williams Scholarship at Savannah Technical College. To learn more, visit http://us13.campaign-archive1.com/?u=f270887f4b54b0566da860c40&id=4e233cf7e5

SCORE HOSTS LARGEST LEADERSHIP EVENT IN THE WORLD ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 16
(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE will be hosting the largest leadership event on Friday, September 16, at the Coastal Georgia Center on Fahm Street. This one-day event teaches those who are ready to be exposed to leadership training from the world’s best and most successful thought leaders. Speakers include Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and leading sportscaster James Brown. “Leadercast” is a fantastic opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. In order to learn more about this event, visit http://www.leadercastsavannah.com/
HOSPICE SAVANNAH OFFERS FAMILY GRIEF CAMP ON SEPT. 17
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah will offer a family grief camp on September 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It will take place at 6000 Business Drive, Savannah, GA, 31405. This camp is for all members of the family to come together and discover ways to communicate and cope with a shared loss. Anybody in the coastal empire is welcome to attend this event. To learn more information, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/event/family-grief-day-camp/
YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP WITH ANN CARROLL SEPT. 17
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, September 17 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Yoga Nidra Yogic Sleep and Deep Relaxation Class will be held at Savannah Yoga. Yoga Nidra is a time when our bodies integrate daily events and facilitates our ability to heal and rejuvenate and we can directly experience true peace and relaxation. Join Ann Saturday for a truly rejuvenating workshop. Full details at www.savannahyoga.com/workshops
“HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE FEDERAL GOV’T” SEMINAR ON SEPT. 21
(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Business Development Center will be hosting a seminar on “How to do Business With the Federal Government” on Wednesday, September 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. This will take place at Business Innovation Group, Georgia Southern University City Campus, 58 East Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458. They will also be hosting a workshop called “All About Certifications” on Thursday, September 22, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.This event will be held at Small Business Resource Center at 111 E. Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401. The cost to attend both is $30 each and space is limited. To register, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/southern-coastal or call 912-651-3200 for questions.

BEST OF SAVANNAH PARTY ON SEPT. 22
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Magazine presents the “Best of Savannah” party, themed “Havannah Nights”, to be on Thursday, September 22 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Get tickets at www.bestofsavannah2016.eventbrite.com
SCCPSS IS HOSTING FOUR INFORMATION SESSIONS ON TEACHING WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE ON SEPT. 22
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is hosting “The Alternative Pathway to Teaching” information sessions on Thursday, September 22. These sessions will be located at the Whitney Complex, 2 Laura Avenue, Savannah GA. The times for the sessions are 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m, and 6:00 p.m. All participants must pre-register at http://www.teachsavannah.com
HORIZONS SAVANNAH HOSTS GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS ON SEPT. 30
(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah will host the “Grab a Bag for Kids” event on Friday, September 30 at the Savannah Golf Club. This event will feature designer purses to be auctioned off and a lunch for guests. The auction begins at 11:00 a.m. and the lunch starts at noon. The cost is $30/person or $300 for a table ten. For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.
ENTREPRENEURS INSIGHT
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DAVENPORT HOUSE HOSTS “YELLOW FEVER IN SAVANNAH 1820” THIS OCT.
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House will host “Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820” on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the month of October. In 1820, the city of Savannah experienced a widespread outbreak of yellow fever. The Davenport House will recreate the epidemic and pay special emphasis on Savannah’s first female physician, Mary Lavinder. Guests will walk through the candlelit house and see the fat and experiences that affected half the city first hand. These reenactments will take place on Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $22 in advance and $25 at the door, reservations are recommended due to limited space. For more information visit, www.DavenportHouseMuseum.org
LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME 11TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK TO BE HELD ON OCT. 1
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will hold their 11th annual Buddy Walk in Forsyth Park on Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m. Last year’s event welcomed over 5,000 participants and this year LDSS is hoping to have even more community members come out and raise awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families. For more information on the event, please visit: http://ldssga.org/registration/
BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH TO HOLD “THE FOUR SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC” OCT. 1
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dr. Allen Hunt will speak at The Blessed Sacrament located at 1003 E. Victory Drive, Saannah, GA 31405. The presentation will be presented by Dynamic Catholic on “The Four Signs: Incredible Possibilities for Your Life and Your Parish.” Guests will leave with a personal plan to help them become the best versions of themselves. Dr. Hunt is a nationally recognized speaker and best-selling author. Register at http://cart.dynamiccatholic.com/The-Four-Signs-Savannah-GA-p/fs100116.htm

EARLY BIRDS INHERIT THE EARTH
(BUSINESS INSIDER)7 Morning Rituals That Are Hard to Adopt, But Have Great Payoff
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#GETYOURGREEKON AT SAVANNAH’S 66TH ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL OCT. 6-8
(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. The 66th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit http://www.savannahgreekfest.com
HUGS HOSTS HALLOWEEN PARTY AND COSTUME CONTEST ON OCT. 21
(SAVANNAH, GA) HUGS, Heads-Up Guidance Services, will host the 2016 BOO BASH Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 21 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post on Bull Street. The night will be filled with music, dancing, a costume contest, a 50/50 raffle, food specialties by local chefs, and more. Guest must be 21 and over to attend, the cost is $35/person and tables of 8 can be reserved for $280. For more information visit, http://www.headsupsavannah.org

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE MEMORIAL BBQ ON OCT. 22
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire is set to host the Red, White and Blue BBQ. The second annual BBQ, to benefit The Two Hundred Club’s Fallen Heroes Memorial, will feature live music, delicious barbecue, Coca-Cola products and beer. The event will be held in Ellis Square on Saturday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.twohundredclub.org
COASTAL PET RESCUE INTRODUCES ELSIE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Elsie! While she has no inclination towards being picked up, she would love to be your next paperweight. Elsie enjoys watching others work and spending time curled up on your lap in the process. Like all workers, after the ending bell rings, this “assistant” has a wilder side. Outside of work, this tiny feline loves to play. She chases and bats at feather toys with all the enthusiasm of a kitten half her age. In return for accepting her quirks, you get a lifelong companion (or office manager) that you will be proud to call your own. To view Elsie, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-c-081-elsie/

Savannah Surgery Center Offers Free P.A.D. Screenings for Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Month

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Savannah Surgery Center Offers Free P.A.D. Screenings for Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Month

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of September being Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) awareness month, Savannah Surgery Center will once again be offering free screening days for those who may be at-risk of the disease. The screenings will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m on Friday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept. 30 at the Savannah Surgery Center, located at 5105 Paulsen St. Suite C-140. This is the third year Savannah Surgery Center has held this screening event for the public.

P.A.D affects about eight million Americans according to Life Line Screenings. Caused by a build-up of plaque or fatty deposits, P.A.D. is the narrowing of the arteries, which restricts blood flow. It is estimated that 1 in 3 diabetics over the age of 50 are suffering from this condition. An unfortunate consequence may be wound development requiring amputation.

This disease usually affects the arteries in the legs, but it also can affect the arteries that carry blood from your heart to your head, arms, kidneys, and stomach. The symptoms of P.A.D. include leg pain, burning or aching in the calves or a wound in the foot or leg that won’t heal.

“Please keep in mind the severity of P.A.D. and the risk for an amputation. Blocked blood flow can cause gangrene, also known as tissue death, and in very serious cases, this can lead to leg amputation,” said Dr. Lee Yates, founder of Savannah Surgery Center. “The P.A.D. screening is a quick, non-invasive procedure called the ankle-brachial index (ABI) test, which measures blood pressure at the ankle and in the arm while a person is at rest. This simple screening can save you from having to lose a limb.”

P.A.D. is diagnosed based on your medical and family histories, a physical exam and diagnostic test results. A correct diagnosis is important because people who have P.A.D. are at higher risk for coronary heart disease (CHD), heart attacks, strokes and mini-strokes.

People who smoke or have diabetes have the greatest risk of developing P.A.D. due to reduced blood flow. Other risk factors include obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, increasing age, high levels of homocysteine, and a family history of peripheral artery disease, heart disease or stroke.

The free P.A.D. screenings will take place at the Savannah Surgery Center, located at 5105 Paulsen St. Suite C-140, on Friday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept. 30 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Reservations are suggested but not required.

Researchers continue to explore new therapies for P.A.D. Although peripheral artery disease is potentially a life-threatening condition affecting one out of every 20 Americans over the age of 50, the good news is P.A.D. can be managed or even reversed with proper care.

To find out more information on the screenings, contact Lynn Anderson at 912.354.8331 or lynn@savannahsurgerycenter.com.

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MORE INFORMATION ON SAVANNAH SURGERY CENTER
Savannah Surgery Center was founded by Dr. Lee Yates. The practice specializes in Vascular Surgery. He was named the Director of Vascular Surgery at St. Joseph’s Candler Health System in 2013. The practice has expanded to three locations: 5102 Paulsen Street Bldg 2, Savannah, GA; 5105 Paulsen Street Suite C 140, Savannah, GA.; and 105 Grand Central Blvd. Suite 106 Pooler, GA 31322. For more information, visit http://www.savsurgerycenter.com/.

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