By October 17, 2010Local NewsWIRE



(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk Festival will be held Saturday, October 23rd in Forsyth Park.  The fifth annual Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training. Registration begins at 8:00 AM and is $12 per person (price includes t-shirt, food and festival activities). The walk kicks off at 10:30 AM, and the festival for the whole family is from 11 AM to 2 PM, offering live music, bouncy rides, train rides, carnival games, bake sale and more  www.LDSSGA.org to register online.


(SAVANNAH, GA) Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP is pleased to announce that Gregory G. Sewell has joined the firm as an associate attorney. His practice focuses on corporate law, civil and commercial litigation, including non-compete covenants and non-disclosure agreements, as well as medical malpractice, hospital and insurance defense.



(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Book Festival will host historian and writer James Swanson to discuss his latest book, Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse, Oct., 19, 7 p.m., at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church at 429 Abercorn Street. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.



(SAVANNAH, GA) Bicyclist rides 11,000 miles across America to raise awareness about obesity, stops in Savannah.



(SAVANNAH, GA) Solar Champions Solar Social, Tues.

Oct. 19 from 5:30 to 7pm at SOL restaurant 1611 Habersham.

912- 233-4288



(SAVANNAH, GA) ART EXHIBIT "Talent has No Boundaries" for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Savannah State University, King Frazier Student Center Ballroom. Guest Speaker: Regina Thomas. Free, open to the public.



(SAVANNAH, GA) Relish Magazine’s celebrity chef Jon Ashton will conduct the lively, two-hour show on Oct 21 at the Savannah Civic Center, $10 tickets 912.652.0236



(SAVANNAH, GA) Judges Announces for Pet Costume Contest, Oct 30 "SAVANNAH PAWrade" JUDGES




(SAVANNAH, GA ) Party & Auction Nov. 6 to benefit the Blessed Sacrament School. Auction items include stays at a Costa Rica vacation home and two Tybee homes, hunting and fishing trips, downtown and Hilton Head packages, a sleepover for eight at the Jacksonville Zoo… Tickets for the country hoe-down with a mechanical bull are $25 in advance from the school, $30 at the door.  www.bss-savannah.org



(SAVANNAH, GA) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night walk was held Friday, October 15th in Forsyth Park. Photos by Kim Thompson. http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=381353


(SAVANNAH, GA) The SBDC presents  "How to Make Money with Social Media" Oct. 28, 2010, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at the Coastal Georgia Center for $129 www.savannahsbdc.org or call 912-651-3200

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Junior Achievement of Georgia, Savannah District announces the names of the laureates for the 11th annual Savannah Business Hall of Fame being held on Tuesday, October 12th. This year’s honorees include Mr. Gus Bell, Mr. David Byck, and Mrs. Paula Deen.  Photos by Kim Thomson



(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tree Foundation is pleased to present this talk by Dr. Kathleen Wolf  " Current Trends in Community Trees" on Monday, November 1st, 2010 from 3-5 p.m., at the Metropolitan Planning Commission Building,110 East State Street. www.savannahtree.com.


(SAVANNAH, GA) Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP selected for ‘Best Law Firms’ by U.S. News & World Report for the categories of Admiralty and Maritime Law, General Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation and Corporate Law. 



(SAVANNAH, GA) Abilities Unlimited is happy to announce that it has nominated the Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department (CCPRD) for the 2010 Special Olympics Georgia Training for Life Award. This award is given each year by the State of Georgia Department of Parks and Recreation as it recognizes a local government for its impact on Special Olympics athletes. AWARD


(SAVANNAH, GA) Photos by Kim Thomson of the Savannah Tree Foundation Fall Frolic 2 




(SAVANNAH, GA)  The new music program is looking for help at Garrison Visual and Performing Arts Elementary School. While it is an arts school, the band program has a shortage of music books.  Portman’s has opened an account called the Garrison Music Program Fund. Donors can call Deborah Parker at Portman’s at 354-1500 and make a tax deductable donation. Call Ms/ Hammontree  for more info 912-655-6521 dhammontree@comcast.net



(SAVANNAH, GA)  The Savannah Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will present a LEED® Gold Certification plaque to the Marine and Coastal Science Research and Instructional Center (MCSRIC) at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography on Tuesday, October 19, at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information: www.skio.usg.edu



(SAVANNAH, GA) The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is pleased to announce its 2010-11 Board of Directors




(SAVANNAH, GA)  Help Marshpoint Elementary win a $25,000 technology grant from Pepsi. Leslie Ducey a kindergarten teacher at Marshpoint has been nominated, she wants to connect our children to the world using technology. The money would be used to buy Smart boards, projectors, webcams and flip cameras for the class rooms. You can vote once a day, voting ends October 31. Please visit http://www.refresheverything.com/connectstudentstotheworld or text* 102844 to Pepsi (73773)


(SAVANNAH, GA) Lecture on Free Federal Seed Capital for Small Business R&D, Presented by: John Mills, Director, SBIR Assistance Program, ATDC, Georgia Tech EII, Thursday October 21, 2010, 11:30-1:00pm, Rm. 126, PARB Building, Georgia Tech Savannah Campus. To attend Email: jjordan@georgia.org, by Phone: 912-963-2551


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



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




(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance alights upon Savannah’s race track with a variety of performance and performer vehicles from 10-29 thru 10-31. The track days allow viewers the opportunity to not only watch the races, but to meet the drivers, view the vehicle up close, and even take "hot lap" rides.

www.hhiconcours.com 843.785.SHOW


(SAVANNAH, GA) "American Jihadist" a documentary  by director Mark Claywell of Savannah will run Friday, October 22 at 8pm, Jespson. Q & A to follow. Tickets $6.00 at the door. http://savannahmagazine.com/articles/savannah-s-american-jihadist


(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications are being accepted for the 2011 class of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL). Contact Patty McIntosh, IGEL chair elect and principal at Melaver McIntosh for more information:  pmc@melaver-mcintosh.com.  Online application is available at www.igeleaders.org; deadline is November 5.




(SAVANNAH, GA) Local restaurateur Jamie Deen will be the master of ceremonies for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk Festival  on Saturday, October 23rd in Forsyth Park. (912) 728-8505 www.LDSSGA.org to register online. See "behind the scenes" video of the TV Commercial shoot


(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Sunrise Rotary presents the 13th Annual Trick or Trot  on October 30th. 5/10K – 7:30AM registration, 8AM race start time. www.TrickorTrot.net

(SAVANNAH, GA)   Recorded lecture,  ‘Everything you need to know about buying a home in today’s market, including tips from a home inspector, credit and mortgage advice from a banker, an explanation of real estate contracts from a lawyer, and advice about sorting through home choices from the sales manager with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty.

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

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


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


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


(ISLE OF HOPE, GA) The 10th Annual Isle of Hope Art Show will be held on Sat. Nov. 13th at the Isle of Hope Marina. Hours are 10AM-4PM. For more info 912-355-1718. Open to the public, free.



(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Arts Academy Theatre Guild will hold its annual "New York, New York" Auction on Saturday, November 13th from 7:00 – 10:00 PM at The River Club, 3 Martin Luther King Blvd; Savannah, GA. Admission is $20 and includes heavy hors d’oeurves and the opportunity to bid in both silent and live auctions. Call Barbara Awad   912-631-1219 



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

(SAVANNAH, GA) Heart disease is not just about cholesterol problem it is about chronic inflammation in the body, Dr. Sam Young explains



(TYBEE ISLAND, GA)  Tybee Island, GA breaks record for tourism this past summer. http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2010-10-14/tybee-island-summer-tourism-charts-2010-0


(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 1:00 pm – 4:00pm Cathy Rodgers and I will be presenting a Lecture for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits on Social Media and PR.


(STONINGTON, CT) Happy 23rd Birthday to my daughter Carol! I miss you!!!

(SAVANNAH, GA) The new Leadership Savannah Class had a military field trip to Travis Field and Hunter: We got to fly in a C130 with the back of the plane wide open, overlooking Tybee Island. AMAZING DAY! PHOTO


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