By October 19, 2014Local NewsWIRE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Rivers & Glen Trading Co. announces the grand opening ceremony on Friday, October 24, of their second location at 24 Drayton St. in Savannah, Ga. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place in front of the new store at 5:15 p.m. in true Rivers & Glen style with the ribbon being made out of fly fishing line. Hors d’oeuvres will follow, catered by The Olde Pink House. Ben Austin, a representative of the Orvis Corporation, will host a fly fishing casting demonstration at noon in conjunction with the grand opening celebrations planned. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1667&Itemid=16

(SAVANNAH, GA) Skidaway Marine Science Day to feature new sea turtle display. A young loggerhead sea turtle will make its public debut at the University of Georgia Aquarium on Saturday, Oct. 25, as part of Skidaway Marine Science Day. The campus-wide open house will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on the campus of the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography on the north end of Skidaway Island. All activities are free of charge. For additional information, visit http://www.skio.uga.edu/page/events/scienceDay/index/p/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Capital A Productions is pleased to announce Justin Smith has joined the Savannah based entertainment production company as the production system technician and shop manager. Smith will be responsible for operations, maintenance and deployment of all rental production systems, as well as maintenance of all shop facilities and vehicles.  For more information, visit www.capitalaproductions.com

(SAVANNAH, GA)  American Traditions Competition application deadline is approaching October 27th. The eagerly awaited 22nd year of the popular American Traditions Competition (ATC).  The Quarter and Semifinals will take place at the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church from February 23rd – 25th.  The ATC then moves to the Savannah Theatre on Bull Street in downtown Savannah on February 26th for the Judges Concert followed by the Finals on the evening of Friday February 27th.  The deadline for singers’ application is fast approaching and must be in no later than October 27, 2014. For more information please visit www.americantraditionscompetition.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Moon River Studios, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MDNT) announced the appointment of Steven Bahlmann as its new Chief Financial Officer. more info

(SAVANNAH, GA)The Creative Coast is proud to present Geekend 2014, November 13-15. The brightest geeks, designers, coders, innovators, artists, technology mavericks, and forward-thinking entrepreneurs flock to Savannah for several days packed with cutting edge speakers, fun-filled after parties, and amazing networking opportunities. To register or for more information, visit http://www.geek-end.com/about/

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Voice Festival fundraiser dinner hosted by suites at Station Exchange-Saturday October 25th to celebrate National Opera week, the Suites at Station Exchange and Station Exchange At Home are hosting a magical evening of delicious food, wine and the vocal arts.  Artists from the Savannah VOICE Festival will perform favorite music from Broadway, opera and popular song at a special fundraising dinner held at the Suites at Station Exchange located at 3205 TSX Grand Central in Richmond Hill from 6.30-9.30pm on Saturday October 25th 2014.  Reservations are essential as spaces are limited and guests are asked to make a minimum $50 donation at the door to contribute to the work of the Festival.  To reserve one of only 40 places at this exclusive event please call the Suites at Station Exchange on 912.531.7867 or email suites.stationexchange@gmail.com

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents: 31 A Island Drive Savannah, GA. This 4 bedroom, 4 & 1(1/2) bath home is an extraordinary property with 70 feet of deep water access, this lovely home offers breathtaking views of the river. $2,650,000. For more information, contact the agent, Lauren Tomhave at 912-247-5739, or visit http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/31-island-drive/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Whole Foods Market is donating 5% of their net sales on Tuesday, Oct. 21 to Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter. Several times a year, Whole Foods Market stores hold community giving days where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local nonprofit organization. Whole Foods Market is located at 1815 East Victory Drive.  For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet Saturday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m. in the Lewis Cancer Pavilion on the Candler Hospital campus, 225 Candler Drive, in Savannah.  Kathleen Waters, MCD,  CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist at Memorial University Medical Center, will discuss swallowing disorders and vocal weakness in polio survivors.  Polio survivors and guests are invited. There is no charge for this meeting. For information call 912-927-8332 or go to www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org.  

(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Pup-Pup is a tan, male, Bearded Collie/ Terrier Mix. He is approximately a year old. Pup-Pup is looking for a loving home. He is neutered, up to date on shots, and will be microchipped prior to adoption. He is good with kids and other dogs. For more information, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2014-d-129-pup-pup/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Corporate Events, LLC, is pleased to announce that they are open for business. Improve your business through customer and employee appreciation events. Employee based events are customized to focus on any problem areas a business is facing: communication, morale, and team building skills.  While customer based events are created based on the marketing plan of the business. Other services offered include holiday parties, meetings, launch parties, and retreats For more information, visit http://www.coastalcorporateevents.com/ or contact Marcie Moxley at 912-713-6865.

(INC) How to Fill Your Company With Givers, Not Takers. Visit, http://www.inc.com/laura-montini/adam-grant-how-to-solidify-a-generous-company-culture.html

(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Rudd Color Salon presents Color for a Cure on Sunday Oct 26th from 11 am to 4 pm. Basic color is $50, Hair cut is $50, and blow outs are $30. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Mammography fund at the Mary Telfair center, St. Joseph Candler Memorial Hospital. http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/charles-rudd-color-salon-announces-color-for-a-cure/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, as part of its progressive program offering, will partner with the famous Olde Pink House restaurant in Savannah to offer monthly cooking classes to kids, conducted by one of Pink House’s expert chefs. On the second Saturday of each month, a chef from the Pink House will conduct a cooking class from 1-4 p.m. That evening, the class will enjoy the meal they have learned to prepare by dining at the Pink House. The next scheduled class is Saturday, November 8. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Internationally acclaimed jewelry craftsman Gregory Crawford is bringing his unique jewelry designs to Savannah for a rare public showing at A & C Gold and Diamonds on October 24 and 25. The craftsman also will be available for limited private consultations by appointment only. For more information, call Craig Burgess at 912.224.3247 or visit www.acgoldandsilver.com.

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) Do mug shot websites = extortion?  http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/blog/2013/10/internet-mug-shot-websites-begin-to-feel-financial-squeeze

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chicken Salad Chick, Savannah’s newest, fast-casual restaurant concept, is excited to announce its local fundraising partnership with the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. In coordination with the National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Chicken Salad Chick will be raising awareness, and money, for the cause all month long. To participate, guests merely have to dine in at the new restaurant any Monday in October and Chicken Salad Chick will donate 10% of net proceeds to LDSS. The restaurant is at 7400 Abercorn St, Suite 512, Savannah, GA 31406.
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(SAVANNAH YOGA) Prema Hara, the dynamic duo kirtan band called "one of the greatest new Kirtan groups today" is coming to Savannah. Join them for an evening of singing, dancing and vinyasa yoga as they accompany Melissa DeLynn in a beautiful vinyasa yoga class at Savannah Yoga Center Friday, October 24th. http://savannahyoga.com/events/live-music-for-vinyasa-with-melissa-delynn/

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, October 28, Bert Tenenbaum will talk about “Corporation’s 5 Waypoints on their Journey to Wellness” as the last lecture in the Enmark Encourage Health Educational Series 2014. Tenenbaum is the Corporate Director of Wellness at Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., parent company of Chatham Steel. Proceeds from this lecture will go to the YMCA of Coastal Georgia. To purchase tickets, contact Susan Lindsey at 912-354-5480. Visit,  http://www.ymcaofcoastalga.org/ymca/bert-tenenbaum-to-speak-at-upcoming-enmark-encourage-health-lecture-series

(GOODWILL OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE) Did you know that Goodwill’s G-star Staffing Agency manages employee paperwork, wages and benefits for you and pays at rates consistent with those of your permanent employees? The G-Star Staffing Program is designed to recruit and qualify temporary or temp-to-permanent candidates for you. To find out how G-Star Staffing can benefit your company visit http://goodwillsavannah.org/gstar/

(HILTON HEAD, SC)  National opera week hits Hilton Head with Voice Festival Concert- Sunday October 26th at 4:OO PM to celebrate National Opera week. VOICE Festival organizers announce a return to the First Presbyterian Church at Hilton Head Island to bring the highest quality of opera, musical theatre and popular song to South Carolina on Sunday October 26th  2014 hosted by the First Presbyterian Church at 540 William Hilton Parkway on Hilton Head Island.  This delightful afternoon is free and open to the general public but donations will be accepted at the door to assist the Savannah VOICE Festival in its funding campaign for scholarships and community service to the underserved.  To join the VOICE Society or for more information about the VOICE Festival’s plans, visit www.savannahvoicefestival.org, email info@savannahvoicefestival.org or call 855.76.OPERA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Tickets are now on sale for the long awaited fall production of The Fantasticks which will be performed from November 7th – 9th and November 14th – 16th 2014 at Asbury Memorial Theatre at 1008 E. Henry Street (corner of Waters Avenue). – for information call 912-233 3595)

(SAVANNAH, GA) Skidaway Island Rotarians join with The Village Library and The Landing Art Association to bring you the Annual Fall Festival in The Village on Skidaway Island on October 25, 2014 from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Please bring your friends and family. There will be fun for all ages. For Further information, contact Doug Powelson at 912-598-1768, Skidaway Island Rotary Club (Web:  www.skidwayrotary.org)

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The Bryan County Bark Park announces its first annual Fall Festival on November 8th 2014 at De Vaul Henderson Park. This family friendly fun day kicks off at 10am with a 3k run and half mile walk to raise money for the Bark Park. Registration costs $25 before October 15th and $30 after this date and is available online at www.bryancountybarkpark.com or Media inquiries to lesley@francis.com or 912-429-3950.

(HOSPICE SAVANNAH) Medicare.gov: Websites for Seniors http://www.medicare.gov/Contacts/staticpages/senior-websites.aspx

(SAVANNAH RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE) Does Playing Music Boost Kids’ Empathy? http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/does_playing_music_boost_kids_empathy

(GOODWILL OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE) The Mexican Consulate in Atlanta will be at the Goodwill Job Connection located at Sallie Mood Drive from October 28-31 (by appointment – must call 1.877.639.4835 in advance to schedule appointment time) and will be available to meet with Mexican citizens by appointment. Attendees should bring the necessary documents to secure their national ID card or passport (whether for an adult or dependent child).  Visit Goodwill’s Job Resource Center at http://goodwillsavannah.org/jobconnection/

(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. For more information, visit http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/craig-burgess-of-a-c-gold-and-diamonds-celebrates-35th-anniversary/

(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

(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) The Savannah based service station and convenience store chain, Enmark Stations, Inc. announces the opening of five new locations in South Carolina. All five stores will serve breakfast, fried chicken and other prepared food items. The new convenience store locations include: 125 Mathews Drive in Hilton Head Island, SC; 3860 Highway 378 Leesville, SC; 1318 Edgefield Highway in Aiken, SC; 2461 Charleston Highway in Aiken, SC; and 113 Main Street in Wagener, SC. For more information, visit www.enmarkenjoy.com.

(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. For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call (912) 777-3979, or visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Felder-Associates/122771951233810

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