(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 14, 2015

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TEAMS FORMING TO HELP HOSPICE

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Please join us to help raise funds for this deserving organization. The 2015 Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament, presented by USI Insurance Services will be held on Monday, September 28. Driving range and lunch are available at noon with a 1:15 p.m. shotgun start with a four-man scramble (captain’s choice) format. Teams are forming now. For more information, contact Amber Lee at 912.436.0721 or amber.lee@usi.biz. http://www.hospicesavannah.org/Golf

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GEEKEND

(SAVANNAH, GA) Geekend will be held on October 15-17 at The Foundry. Many of the speakers will cover topics that will be of great benefit to everyone involved or interested in the film industry, including: (1) Jennifer DeLia (CEO of Poverty Row Entertainment and Producer of “The First”); (2) Ian Nott will be speaking on the future of video; (3) Geekend Arcade will be all about the gaming industry; (4) Attorney Charles Bowen will be speaking about patent, copyright, and trademark and how to protect your creative intellectual property; and (5) Annie Eaton and the ATLvr team will be talking about virtual reality. http://www.thecreativecoast.org/programs/geekend/

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MEET ALEX

(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Alex, a 4 month old, male, Redbone Coon Hound who is great with dogs and kids. Alex is up to date on his shots, is micro-chipped, and neutered. To add Alex to your family or to view other animals available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-d-139-alex/

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CLARK BYRON

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) The first fall performance for Third Thursdays on Tybee will be with Clark Byron, September 17 from 5:30pm until 7pm, at the Tybrisa / Strand Roundabout. Byron, has been writing, performing and recording country, folk, pop, and gospel music for nearly 40 years. Clark Byron has been recognized by the KCCM (Kansas City Christian Music Association) as Songwriter of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. For more information, call 912-472-5071 or go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Third-Thursdays-on-Tybee/175103179236982?ref=hl

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WED, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 10AM IS THE PUBLIC’S ONLY OPPORTUNITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) By federal law,  Chatham Emergency Management Agency exists to protect lives and property from the threat of all major emergencies and disasters, both natural and man made. It’s monthly meeting Wednesday, September 16th, 10:00 am is the public’s only opportunity to learn what disaster recovery plan Texas energy giant Kinder Morgan has proposed for converting the aging Elba Island LNG import facility to export. If permitted to come online, 4 million metric tonnes of LNG would be pushed through the facility annually in close proximity to densely populated neighborhoods at the mouth of Savannah’s port.
LOCATION: Savannah Civic Center, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401

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JACK LEVIN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jack Levin is going OVER THE EDGE: http://www.otesavannah.org/edgers/jack-levine/

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HAGAN JOINS USI

(SAVANNAH, GA) A leader in insurance brokerage and consulting, USI Insurance Services, LLC is pleased to announce that Walter K. Hagan, III has joined the Savannah agency as a Commercial Lines Producer. Hagan’s chief responsibility is assisting middle market companies control their risk through a consultative approach. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/04/usi-insurance-services-announces-the-appointment-of-walter-hagan-as-commercial-lines-producer

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ON THE MOBILE NOW

(LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES) Search Live Oak Public Libraries catalog and access your account from your mobile device. Their library catalog is now available on mobile devices. Their app allow you to search, place holds, renew items and check your library account on your Apple or Android device. Get the Live Oak PL app for your Apple iPhone/iPad/iTouch at iTunes . Get the BookMyne app for your Android device at Google Play . For more information, visit http://www.liveoakpl.org/

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NEXT GENERATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Matilda Jane Clothing Independent Trunk Keeper & Team Leader Robyn Shirley served as the Royal Title Sponsor for The Next Generation’s annual Happily Ever After Ball. The charity children’s costume party was held at Brockington Hall, 213 East Hall St. Check out PHOTOS: http://savannahnow.com/slideshow/2015-08-31/next-generations-2015-happily-ever-after-ball#slide-19

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CENTER FOR LIVING TO OPEN

(SAVANNAH, GA) HOSPICE SAVANNAH announces the official opening of the Celeste C. and Robert H. Demere, Jr. Center for Living which houses community-funded programs – Full Circle grief and loss counseling. Mark your calendars for the official ribbon cutting on Friday, September 25 at 11 a.m. at the Demere Center for Living located at 6000 Business Center Drive in Savannah. For more information: https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/hospice-savannah-announces-the-official-opening-of-the-celeste-c-and-robert-h-demere-jr-center-for-living-which-houses-community-funded-programs/

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BUDDY WALK OCT 3

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) announces plans for the 10th annual Buddy Walk to be in Forsyth Park on Saturday, October 3 at 10 a.m. Last year’s one-mile awareness walk welcomed over 5,000 participants. All proceeds raised will continue to be used to fund and support LDSS’ programs such as Camp Buddy and Night of Champions. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/03/lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-to-hold-10th-annual-buddy-walk/

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JOHNSTON JOINS FELDER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates is pleased to announce that Michael Johnston has joined the Savannah architecture firm as an Junior Associate. Johnston’s chief responsibilities are assisting in the production of construction documents, 3D modeling and collaborating on design projects with other members of the firm’s team. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/08/prominent-savannah-architecture-firm-felder-and-associates-welcomes-michael-johnston-as-junior-associate/

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SAFE SHELTER

(SAFE SHELTER CENTER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES) opened its doors to a new 48-bed shelter in 2001 to accommodate the shelter’s expanding needs. SAFE Shelter is the largest domestic violence shelter outside the greater Atlanta area. For more information on SAFE Shelter, visit safeshelter.org or call 912.629.0026. To reach the 24-hour crisis line, call 912.629.8888. Hear from a survivor, a police officer, a local physician and the director of SAFE Shelter: https://youtu.be/yAnbFPrP4As

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MAYOR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Registration is now open for the 9th annual Mayor’s Small Business Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, September 30th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required by no later than noon September 25th. To pre-register, go to www.savannahga.gov/businessconference or contact the Economic Development Department at (912) 651-3653. The conference is free and includes a continental breakfast, workshops and a networking lunch. This year’s keynote speaker will be Robert “Bob” James, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carver State Bank

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STRANGER THAN FICTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Davenport House Museum presents ‘Stranger than Fiction’, an exploration of the extraordinary in Old Savannah throughout the month of October at 7:30pm. To find our more information, visit www.davenporthousemuseum.com or call (912)236-8097.

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PIE

(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s official: Wednesday, October 7 will be SAFE Shelter night at Your Pie in Sandfly. The store has generously offered to donate a percentage of total sales [including take-out and beverages] between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. For directions, visit http://www.yourpie.com/locations/savannah-sandfly/

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BRIDGE CLUB

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the first week of October, SAFE Shelter will be the designated charity for the Savannah Duplicate Bridge Club. The Shelter get $1 for every player in every game that week. For more information on Savannah Duplicate Bridge Club, visit http://www.bridgewebs.com/savannahclubs/

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BO BOWEN SELECTED FOR KISS A PIG CAMPAIGN CHAIR – THEME HOLLYWOOD

(SAVANNAH, GA) The largest diabetes awareness and fundraising campaign of the year for American Diabetes Association (ADA), Kiss-a-Pig, is proud to announce the chairman of the 2016 Kiss a Pig Campaign, attorney Charles ‘Bo’ Bowen, The Bowen Law Group. The theme for 2016 will be “HOLLYWOOD: Your Chance to Hog the Spotlight!” The campaign kicks off officially on Saturday, March 5 and concludes on Saturday, May 21. For more information about American Diabetes Association or Kiss-a-Pig, contact Maria Center at 912-353-8110, ext. 3091 or mcenter@diabetes.org. Visit http://wp.me/pbgAS-2h8

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HORSIN’ AROUND GOLF

(POOLER, GA) Holes for Horses through Horsin’ Around is a golf tournament whose mission is to enhance the development both physically and mentally, of special needs individuals utilizing the unique assets provided by horseback riding and human interaction. The tournament is on September 22 at 9:00am with lunch provided. TO sign up and learn more information, visit http://www.horsinaround.org/

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PHOTOGRAPHY

(SAFE SHELTER) Seed and Stems Photography will be booking mini photo shoot sessions on Sunday, October 18, the cost is $75 per session. Seed and Stems Photography will be donating 100% of proceeds to The Safe Shelter for victims of domestic violence. Founded in 1979, SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization committed to preventing domestic violence, protecting victims and promoting positive change for families in need in our community. For more information on booking a session, visit http://www.seedandstemsphotography. For more information on SAFE Shelter, visit safeshelter.org or call 912.629.0026. To reach the 24-hour crisis line, call 912.629.8888.

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HISTORICAL MARKER

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah announces plans to unveil an historical marker in honor of their founder, John Sherer Banks, on Monday, November 16 at 2:15 p.m. in Bonaventure Cemetary (Section A Lot 5). The dedication date is timed to recognize the 100th anniversary of Banks’ untimely death on November 21, 1915. For more information, contact Chuck Powell at tybeepowell@comcast.net.

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ENMARKET BRIDGE RUN DEC 5

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council launched a redesigned Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run website and logo today and is now taking registrations for the 2015 race to be held Saturday, Dec. 5. Each year more than 5,000 participants run and walk the 5K, 10K and Double Pump (a 5K and 10K combined) over Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge. In its 25th year, the 2015 race weekend will begin with the Health and Wellness Expo at the Savannah Civic Center on Friday, Dec. 4 and end with a post-race party in Franklin Square on race day. A portion of race proceeds benefit Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler. To register for the race, visit www.SavannahBridgeRun.com. For more information, contact Jonathan Sykes, Savannah Sports Council event manager at 912.644.6452 or JSykes@VisitSavannah.com.

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CORRECT WORDING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Use this language when referring to Down syndrome and people who have Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome should always be referred to as people first. Instead of “a Down syndrome child,” it should be “a child with Down syndrome.” – See more at: http://www.ndss.org/Down-Syndrome/Preferred-Language-Guide/#sthash.CsQ1Afa2.tHKOv8GF.dpuf

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OCT 24 ART FEST

(ISLE OF HOPE) The Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest will be on Saturday October 24, 2015. Music Entertainment will be at the Marina between the hours of 12pm and 8pm. Accepting artists, vendors and non-profits at this time – you can submit an application to have a booth online until Saturday September 12 at http://www.iohha.com/art-music-fest-2

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SENIOR HEATH FAIR
(CHATHAM COUNTY, GA) West Chatham YMCA is holding a Senior Health Fair Lunch and Learn for adults over the age of 55. Vendors will be present focusing on health and total wellness, financial stability, and community resources. The event will take place on September 16 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. For more information, contact Lori Sowers, the YMCA Fitness/Aquatic director at (912)748-9622

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$2000

(SAVANNAH, GA) The most recent enmarket Encourage Health Education program included a $2,000 check presentation to The Effingham County Navigator Team, a not-for-profit support group and recreational program for children with special needs and different abilities. To view Ramsey’s speech, visit https://youtu.be/VRdvfMpsYJE. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/03/healthy-savannah-and-enmarket-present-2000-donation-check-to-effingham-county-nonprofit-organization-during-encourage-health-series/

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GREEN SALE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Trustees’ Garden Club is holding its 25th annual Greenery Sale now through the order deadline of Friday, October 23. Our Sale includes the finest quality in holiday wreaths, garlands, topiaries and holiday flowers (paper whites and amaryllis). Savannah area residents are encouraged to visit www.trusteesgardenclub.com. Click on “Greenery Sale” to see our offerings and to place your order. For other questions, call Greenery Sale Chairs Susie Harden (912.657.4524) or Elizabeth Skeadas (912.844.1989.)

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WEBSITE

(ENTREPRENEUR) You Can Have the Best Website Ever, But It Won’t Be a Successful Business Without Customers http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/250107

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VIDEO OF STRATTON’S TALK
(SAVANNAH, GA) Stratton Leopold was the first presenter in in the inaugural SCCPSS Passport to Excellence Lecture Series presented by the gold sponsor, JCB North America. He teleconferenced in from Paramount Pictures in Hollywood. Watch the talk here: https://youtu.be/vLv_foXJXc8

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PAD

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness (PAD) Month, the Savannah Surgery Center is offering two free screening days for those who may be at risk for the disease. The screenings will take place at the Savannah Surgery Center, located at 5105 Paulsen St. Suite C-140, on Wednesday, September 23 and Wednesday, September 30 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more information call the Center at 912-354-8331. For more information, visit: https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/04/savannah-surgery-center-offers-free-screenings-for-pad-awareness-month/

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PANEL

(SAVANNAH, GA) How will healthcare be delivered in the next three to five years in the Savannah area and what impact will it have on local employers? The Savannah CFO Council will seek answers to that question on Wednesday, September 16, during its monthly breakfast meeting at the Coastal Georgia Center. The event will feature a guest panel representing the healthcare community, facilitated by local business attorney Charles Bowen, founder of The Bowen Law Group. The discussion will focus on how laws affect healthcare practices and how providers envision the healthcare industry changing in the coming years. For more information, visit http://goo.gl/forms/4KbnEJL0Q4

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HURRICANES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hurricanes at Isle of Hope – recollections of Noel B. Wright, Jr. At age eleven I moved from Ardsley Park to Isle of Hope in August of 1944. August and September are the months that have the greatest danger from hurricane, and everyone on the island kept a close eye on the weather at that time of the year. Many of the old timers on the island had a personal memory of the great storm of 1893 and liked to talk about the horrific damage caused by the wind and the 16′ storm surge. For the complete text, visit: https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/hurricanes-at-isle-of-hope-a-personal-recollection-of-noel-b-wright-jr/

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BABY AND ME
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Savannah Yoga will be hosting a Baby and Me Yoga Class. This quarterly workshop is the perfect opportunity to strengthen and gain a deeper understanding of the parent & baby bond. Parents are not distracted by the outside world and can focus on their little one’s intentions, needs and desires while enjoying the benefits of yoga themselves. For more information about the workshop, visit savannahyoga.com or call (912) 704-7650.

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HAZARD POINT
(SAVANNAH, GA) On September 18 and 19 at 8:00pm the Shoestring Theatre Company will be performing ‘Hazard Point’at Forsyth Park House, Third Floor Ballroom, 703 Whitaker Street, Savannah, GA 31401. This evening will include mystery & laughter, with bigamists, gold diggers, ex-cons & a possible murder. To reserve tickets, call (912-495-5958) or email us at shoestringcompany@gmail.com. To purchase advance tickets visit: shoestringcompany.com
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SOCIAL MEDIA SUCCESS

(BUSINESS INSIDER)7 Simple Steps to Social Media Success
http://www.inc.com/eric-holtzclaw/7-simple-steps-to-social-media-success.html

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