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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah will dedicate and hold the ribbon cutting on an all accessible playground in Forsyth Park on Monday, December 8 at 12:40 p.m. The $342,000 park was funded by the club through internal sponsorship, a grant from the Alan S. Gaynor Fund and AMBUCS, the Herb Traub Fund and support from the City of Savannah and Chatham County. It will be accessible to all children, including those who have wheelchair limitations and other specialized conditions. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1696&Itemid=16

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the last year, Enmark Stations hosted the inaugural Encourage HealthEducation Series in partnership with Healthy Savannah, the Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, WJCL and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9 to present this premier series of five wellness lectures benefiting local nonprofit organizations focused on wellness. In total, the series raised $7,200 for Savannah area 501©(3) associations.  For more information on Enmark Stations, Inc., please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarkenjoy.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Craig Burgess, owner of A&C Gold and Diamonds, announces that his store will be collecting children’s toys for the Wesley Community Centers in Savannah. Toys can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the store, located at 9 W DeRenne Ave, until 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 18. For more information, visit http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/ac-gold-and-diamonds-holding-toy-drive-for-wesley-community-centers/

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The 7th Annual Yuletide Jam will be held at Tubby’s in Thunderbolt onFriday, December 12 between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. The Yuletide Jam is a Lowcountry Music Benefit for Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. The Tentative line-up includes: Junkyard Angel, Stewart & Winfield, Keith & Ross, Bottles ‘n Cans, Vera Flames, Willie & The Giant, The Andrew Gill Band and Soap. Visit, http://www.yuletidejam.com/.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Craig Burgess of A&C Gold and Diamonds is introducing three personally handcrafted design collections. His premiere Signature Design line, along with a Design Collection and a Renaissance Collection, will be available at the Savannah location, and by appointment at the Bluffton store. For more information and to view photos of his Signature Design Line, visithttp://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/ac-gold-and-diamonds-introduces-three-new-jewelry-collections/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Chatham County Public School System at Massie Heritage Center in downtown Savannah at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for Civil War Medicine in Savannah, a program devoted toward medical procedures and practices of the Antebellum Era. The guest presenter will be Talley Kirkland, Interpretive Ranger at Fort McAllister State Historic Park. The program will include guided tours of the facility from 5-6 p.m. before the main presentation begins and there is no fee for admission. For more information, search "Massie" at www.eventbrite.com or call(912) 395-5070

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Third Annual Memory Run for Emma Blu, benefiting the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will be held on Sunday, January 4, from 2-5 p.m. in Savannah’s Daffin Park. The yearly event was created to honor the life, laughter and love of Emma Blu Harvin, who died in 2012. There is no official race signup and no fees to participate. For additional information, visit the Memory run for Emma Blu Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MemoryRunEmmaBlu. For more information, visit http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/third-annual-memory-run-for-emma-blu/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees will host their annual Tacky Christmas Party onSaturday, December 13 at the Savannah Jaycees Building, located at 101 Atlas Street. Festivities will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and food and drinks will be provided. There will be a prize for the tackiest attire, so guests are encouraged to get creative with their sweaters. Cabs will be available to provide transportation home. The public is invited to this party; if you are interested in attending, please make a $20 donation at http://savannahjaycees.com/upcoming-events/. For more information on the Savannah Jaycees Tacky Christmas Party, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1509698382617848/
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall announces five new stores launching in the coming weeks. National retailer Toys-R-Us Express is open, along with four small businesses. For more information, visit http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2014-12-03/five-stores-open-savannah-mall

(SAVANNAH, GA) Matilda Jane Clothing has selected Savannah as the backdrop for its spring marketing campaign. The campaign will get underway with a photo shoot in Savannah December 9-11. For more information, contact http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/savannah-selected-for-location-of-national-marketing-campaign-photo-shoot/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen of The Bowen Law Group has been selected by the members of the State Bar of Georgia as one of Georgia Trend’s 12th Annual Legal Elite in two categories:Business Law and Corporate Law. Bowen is listed along with the other honorees in the December 2014 issue. He was the only Savannah attorney to be selected in either the Business Law or the Corporate Law category. To view the complete Legal Elite list, visit http://www.georgiatrend.com/LegalElitepdf_2014.pdf

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Small Business Council announces "Making the Connection: Speed Networking" to be held on Wednesday, December 10 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Each attendee will have 30 seconds to present who they are and what their compan does to their table. The price to attend is $12. For more information, contact Stephanie Boaen at 912.644.6458 or SBoaen@SavannahChamber.com

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill announces their annual fundraiser will take place next Valentine’s night when everybody is invited to join them to experience the legendary Abba Girlz/Abba Tribute Band live in concert.  On Saturday, February 14 from 6:30-10:30pm the Richmond Hill City Center will be transformed into a 1970’s nightclub with a Greek flair in honor of the Broadway musical and Meryl Streep/Pierce Brosnan movie, Mamma Mia which was set on a Greek Island. For more information or to purchase tickets are available atwww.rotaryofrichmondhill.org 

(SAVANNAH RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE) How To Care For A Seriously Ill Child.http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/ill/seriously_ill.html

(SAVANNAH, GA) The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced from Washington, D.C., the newly elected and appointed officers and directors to its 2015 Board of Directors, including Denise Grabowski of Symbioscity who will serve a three-year term in the Urban/Regional Planner seat. Visit, https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1703&Itemid=16

(INC.) How Bill Gates And Mark Zuckerberg Conquer Fear To Succeed:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/07/gates-zuckerberg-success_n_6116676.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Premium office space available for lease on the top floor of the Manger Building (7 East Congress Street, Suite 1001).  Availability includes two offices with views of downtown Savannah and the Savannah River.  Space includes usage of large reception area, two conference rooms, copy room and kitchen for $2,500.00 per month (utilities included).  Please contact Charles Bowen at 544-2050 or cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Technology Association of Georgia and TAG Education Collaborative in partnership with Code.org present Georgia Day of <Code> on December 10th. Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science designed to show that anyone can learn the basics. Register now athttp://hourofcode.com or visit www.tagedonline.org for additional information. 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Newest GA chapter of Keep America Beautiful seeks projects, participants and board members. Keep Chatham Beautiful was founded in 2012 to encourage Chatham citizens to take personal responsibility for the county’s environment. KCB operates monthly litter patrols making for more livable communities and diverting trash from storm-water runoff polluting our waterways. To organize a clean-up in your neighborhood or become involved emailkeepchathambeautiful@gmail.com.

(GOODWILL OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE) Goodwill serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, operating 19 retail locations, and ten Job Connection Centers. Goodwill accepts tax deductible donations of clothing, household items, computers, and car donations, as well as operates an online store at www.shopgoodwill.com. For more information visithttp://goodwillsavannah.org/

(ANGELA CANFIELD, DDS) Did you know that juicing and drinking smoothies can stain your teeth? Consider using a straw and always rinse your mouth with water when you’re finished. To learn about more diet-friendly foods that harm your teeth visit, http://premierdentaldesignsblog.com/2014/05/dieting-4-tips-to-keep-your-smile-healthy/

(SAVANNAH, GA / ATLANTA, GA) ARCS Foundation announces that Carol Young has been selected as one of the 2014-2015 ARCS Scholars. ARCS Scholars are selected annually by qualifying departments of science, engineering and medical research within ARCS Foundation’s 54 academic partner universities. An ARCS Scholar must be enrolled full-time, majoring in fields of science, engineering or medical research, be a US citizen, and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Visit,https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1700&Itemid=16

(HOSPICE SAVANNAH) At Hospice Savannah, Inc., music therapists use music-based techniques and interventions to address clinical issues of their patients.http://www.hospicesavannah.org/MassageMusicStorytelling

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents: 12 East Anson Park Rd Bluffton, SC. This 4 bedroom, 4 full and one half bath home is located in the gated May River Forest community of Palmetto Bluff, overlooking the 10th fairway of the award winning May River Golf Club with the May River in the background. . For more information contact agent, Mike Jones at 912-234-3323 or visit, http://celiadunnsir.com/hilton-head/idx/mls-333783-12_e_anson_park_rd_bluffton_sc_29910

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hostess City Toastmasters club of historic downtown Savannah is offering new members a chance to get a leg up on their New Year’s resolution to improve public speaking skills. For anyone signing up during December and January, the Club will waive the first three months of local dues. Weekly meetings are held on Tuesdays from 6-7 pm at ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard Street, Third Floor. Guests are always welcomed. Contact the Club with any questions at hostesscitytm@gmail.com or 912-209-4521. For Facebook updates visit and "Like"www.facebook.com/hostesscitytoastmasters. Learn more about what Toastmasters International delivers as the world’s premier public speaking and leadership organization at www.toastmasters.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly is working together to give everyone a happy and bright holiday season. Join SandflySavannah.com, Savannah Magazine, and the businesses of Sandfly as they give back to the community that supports them so well at the Sandfly Holiday Open House and Toy Drive, benefiting Savannah Community Centers. The event will be held on Thursday, December 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/303390299851204/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) hosted its 23rd Annual Luncheon and Awards ceremony today at Savannah Station. Awards were given to: Jenny Dent of Visit Savannah (T McCoy Cornerstone Award), Adam Turoni of Chocolat’ By Adam (Micro entrepreneur of the Year), Mark and Trudy Sauer of Savannah Global Solutions, LLC (Michael Bunn Sr. Rising Star Award). For more information, visit http://www.sbacsav.com/newsroom/sbac-23rd-annual-luncheon-awards-ceremony

(SAVANNAH, GA) Rives E. Worrell, a JE Dunn Construction Company, donated $10,000 to Memorial Health Foundation’s Savannah Uncorked event, which supports trauma, critical care, and rehabilitation services at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC). Savannah Uncorked is planned for June 27, 2015, at the Savannah Golf Club. Contact Beth Bethune at 912-350-1524

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Moxy is a female, American Staffordshire Terrier mix. She is approximately one year old.  Moxy was found in traffic before being rescued. She is microchipped, current on shots, and spayed. For more information, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2014-d-198-moxy/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates is pleased to announce that Matthew Frankel has joined the Savannah architecture firm as a junior architect. Frankel’s responsibilities will include providing architectural design and production as he prepares to become a licensed architect. For more information, visit http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/felder-and-associates-welcomes-junior-architect-to-team/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Rivers & Glen Trading Co. announces it has appointed Bryan H. O’Dell as General Manager of its new Savannah store, located at 24 Drayton St. The locally owned and operated sporting retail stores based in Augusta, Ga. carry popular brands of apparel, luggage, fly fishing and hunting equipment. For more information, visit http://riversandglen.com/

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