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(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 230 EAST 45th STREET in the Ardsley Park neighborhood in Savannah. Priced at $1,100,000 and built in 1910, this 5,791 sq. ft. Mediterranean-style home has 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and is located in a quiet neighborhood on one of Ardsley Park’s circular parks. It is recognized as one of Savannah’s most outstanding residences. Contact Helen Johnson at 912-658-4638, or visit http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-112994-230-east-45th-street/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall has reduced its total waste by approximately 35 percent since launching a recycling program in May. The mall, which is working with Deep Green, a Roswell-based company that specializes in making retail properties more efficient in their waste disposal, plans to implement more recycling initiatives in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. For more information about the Savannah Mall, please visit www.savannahmall.com or call 912-927-7467.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lean Challenge is a team-based weight loss competition for residents in the Savannah community ages 18 and up. L.E.A.N means Leadership, Exercise, Activity, and Nutrition. The L.E.A.N. Challenge is a free 10-week health challenge embracing new habits improving nutrition and physical activity. Teams of 4-6 people compete for prizes from September 25 – December 4. Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/savannahlean?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite and website: http://www.savannahlean.com/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Five tips to improve time management and help to create more managed, effective life: 5 TIPS

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Beginning this week, students who successfully complete the Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) program at Savannah Technical College will be offered an interview with Kole Management Company. The 90-hour training will be offered on Thursdays and Fridays from August 22 – October 4 at the College’s Savannah campus, 5717 White Bluff Road. CAMT training includes: interior and exterior maintenance, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and appliances. The cost is $975 and includes textbook and certification exam fees. For more info, contact Savannah at continuinged@savannahtech.edu or 912.443.3012. Kole Management Company, the largest apartment management firm in the Savannah area, employs more than 40 maintenance, management and leasing personnel. For info on Kole Management, visit: apartmentsavannah.com.

(AUGUSTA / SAVANNAH) Calling All Photographers! The Augusta Photography Festival, Inc. presents “Reframing the Subject: Photographing Transformation in Laney Walker/Bethlehem” September 27-29, 2013. This weekend-long workshop features classes and photo field trips focused on Augusta’s historic Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods. Registration and more information at www.augustaphotofestival.org.

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Local businessmen are invited to attend the second annual Christian Business Men’s Conference on Friday, August 23, 12:30-5:30 p.m. The event, which will be held at the Savannah Civic Center, will focus on time management skills in the workplace. Joe Marchese of Marchese construction is the featured guest speaker. The conference is being held in conjunction with the third annual Pivot Rally, in which men from around the Southeast and several area pastors will gather at the Savannah Civic Center on August 23, 6-10 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.pivotrally.org or contact Dan Pavlin at dpavlin@bwcco.com or 912-604-3265.

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Second Annual Coastal Jazz Association Golf Tournament in memory of Ben Tucker is Friday, September 6, at The Landings Palmetto Course. The tournament is open to women and men. Registration 11:30 am – 12:30 pm; lunch at 1:00 pm; shotgun 1:30 pm; format: 4 person scramble; many raffle and auction items. Deadline for registration September 1. For more info or to register on line: http://www.cjagolftournament.com/ or contact: Joe Ippolito, email joe@riverhorseinternetmarketing.com, tel 912-844-6991

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(SAVANNAH, GA)  Community Health Mission (CHM), 310 Eisenhower Drive, will be participating with Joslin Diabetes Center in a clinical research project. CHM will serve as a study site for the project. The goal of the study is to provide an easy, non-invasive way to quickly screen patients who are at risk of vision loss from diabetes so that they can be referred for appropriate specialty care if needed. For more info, call Michelle Kephart, RN MSN, at 912-692-1451, ext. 109.  visit: chmsavannah.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah VOICE Festival returns for National Opera Week for two events including La Bella Sera: A Night of Italian Opera and cocktail reception on October 29 at the Westin Savannah Harbor. The second event is a Diana Soviero Master class from 6-8 pm on October 30 at Christ Church in downtown Savannah. This Master class will be a collaboration with the Savannah Philharmonic and will be free; a $10 donation per person will be requested to support community outreach work. For information, to buy tickets or to join the VOICE Society, email info@savannahvoicefestival.org or visit savannahvoicefestival.org     


(BLUFFTON, S.C.)  Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty has three key new sales associates who bring impressive experience in real estate and marketing to the Bluffton office: Terri Dengler, Bill Rupp and Judy Collins. Terri Dengler and Bill Rupp work together as The Rupp Dengler Team. Terri achieved national recognition as a top sales associate for a major national real estate franchise and was top producer in an office of more than 220 professionals and an elite agent in New York. Bill’s passion for real estate was honed over the years through personal and business investments with both residential and commercial properties during his successful career in sports marketing and retail. Judy was the director of sales and marketing at a hotel corporation based out of Savannah where she aided in employee training for 32 companies on all levels as well as different types of marketing. www.celiadunnsir.com


(SAVANNAH, GA) “Coastal Connections” Lecture — Coastal Hazards
Threats to the Georgia coast, ranging from hurricanes to sea level rise, will be the topic of a Ships of the Sea Museum “Coastal Connections” lecture program on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the museum’s North Garden. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Clark Alexander will present the lecture. Admission is free. Further information at www.skio.uga.edu or 912-232-1511.


(SAVANNAH, GA)  On Sunday, August 25, the National Park Service turns 97 years old.  In celebration of Founder’s Day, all national parks, including Fort Pulaski National Monument, will offer free admission. 

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run is conducting an art contest for the upcoming 2013 Dec 7, bridge run in conjunction with the Savannah Morning News. This contest is open to the general public. There is a cash prize of $1,000 for the winning entry. The winning design will be placed on posters, T-Shirts, brochures and advertising promoting the event.

Entries will be accepted through 12 pm on Friday, August 30, 2013.  For information about the t-shirt design specifications, please call 912-644-6400 

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) 17th Annual Taste of Tybee Business Connection on Thursday, September 12 at the Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. http://www.savannahchamber.com


(MIDWAY GA) The GDOL is sponsoring a Business & Employer Summit on August 20, 2013 at Coastal EMC in Midway for managers, human resources professionals, business owners and supervisors.  Summit topics include: Supervising Snookie – Managing With Today’s Cultural Influences; Unemployment Insurance – What Every Employer Should Know; Employers Like Me – Sustainable Health Care Innovations; and a Special Presentation by Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.  This program has been approved for 6.0 recertification credits through HRCI and lunch will be provided.  For more info contact paul.schneider@gdol.ga.gov. 404.859.8867


(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE presents the TOP TEN TIPS lecture Series,
“Tapping Into The Buying Power Of The African-American Community”

The lecture will address the methods and techniques of capitalizing on the significant buying power of the African-American community. There are over 43 million black consumers in the U.S., with over 1.1 trillion in purchasing power.

The presentation will be in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. It will run from 11:30 to 1:00 on August 21, 2013. The expert lecturer will be Tanya Milton. The program is free. Please RSVP by calling the Savannah SCORE office at (912)-652-4335.


(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual golf tournament of Abilities Unlimited (AU) will be held at The Club at Savannah Harbor on Monday, September 16, 2013. AU provides exercise programs to improve the life skills, independence, and self-esteem for those with physical and mental challenges. To participate or to learn more, call Mark Schreiber at 912-596-4813 or visit http://www.abilitiesunlimitedinc.org/



(EFFINGHAM, GA) Medient Studioplex masterplan approved; groundbreaking set for August 29. http://medientblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/medient-studioplex-masterplan-approved.html?m=1

(SAVANNAH, GA) Nominate Local Professionals for the 2013 Business Expo & Awards Banquet | DEADLINE Extended AUGUST 19 http://savb.informz.net/admin31/content/template.asp?sid=32025&brandid=4153&uid=0&mi=3341164&ptid=


(SAVANNAH, GA) Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire, Inc. (FOA) announces its 15th annual auction, “Hawaii Fid-O,” on Saturday, August 24, at Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St., 7 – 11 pm, $45/person includes food, auction, raffles, and bar. Come dressed in Hawaiian attire. Proceeds will benefit: Bryan Animal Caregivers, Paws of Effingham, F.A.C.T.S, Islands Feral Cat Project, Save-A-Life Animal Welfare, Second Chance Animal Rescue, and the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. Tickets at friendsofanimalscoastalga.org. Like them on Facebook or contact Chris Comas at 912-661-1758.





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