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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) District announces that WTOC news anchor Dawn Baker will speak on Thursday, October 29 at Savannah High School, in its inaugural Passport to Excellence Lecture Series. The free lecture series features presentations from accomplished individuals who previously attended or graduated from SCCPSS, sharing their unique career journeys and the insights they have learned about success and how to achieve it. For more information and to RSVP, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/second-speaker-in-savannah-chatham-county-public-school-systems-passport-to-excellence-lecture-series-to-share-success-story/

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) What do you need to know about the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project? The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) will allow our local ports to continue their success as two of the nation’s busiest commercial ports of entry while lowering costs and accommodating the world’s largest container vessels. For more information, visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-savannah-harbor-expansion-project

(SAVANNAH, GA) Founding Executive Director Sandy Baker of Savannah’s COPE for Change, Childhood Obesity Prevention + Education, has been recognized by Congresswoman Dr. Robin Kelly (D-IL) for her contributions to the 2015 Kelly Report, a call-to-action for Congress to make improving health outcomes in diverse communities. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/savannahs-cope-for-change-director-selected-to-address-childhood-obesity-in-congressional-report/


(SAVANNAH, GA) Reed House, Savannah’s mental health clubhouse, has received a $1,000 donation from Wells Fargo Bank to be used in its mission of providing training, education and support for adults in Chatham County and surrounding areas whose lives have been impacted by serious mental illness. For more information: www.Reed-House.org



(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros just launched: Homes of Integrity Construction, Inc. Check out their new site to see their homes and neighborhoods in Richmond Hill and Savannah. http://homesofintegrityconstruction.com



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(SAFE Shelter) On Monday at 11 am, SAFE shelter will be dying Forsyth Fountain PURPLE in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. They will be also be displaying the Silent Witness Exhibit, 12 life-sized, red silhouettes, with 11 representing an actual person murdered in an act of domestic violence in Chatham County since 2011, plus one additional figure to represent those uncounted women whose murders went unsolved or were erroneously ruled accidental. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/forsyth-fountain-turns-purple-for-domestic-violence-awareness-month-on-monday/


(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2015 Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament, presented by USI Insurance Services, raised $10,500 to benefit the Hospice Savannah’s Daily Impact Fund. Vice President and Senior Client Executive at USI, Daniel R. Sims, Jr., who served as the event chairman, presented the check to the Hospice Savannah Board during their monthly meeting on Thursday, October 22. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/usi-insurance-presents-10-5k-to-hospice-savannah/


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(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Book Festival’s next event is quickly approaching. An Evening with Brad Thor is as much a thrill as one of his novels. Please join us for a presentation and book signing of Thor’s newest novel, Code of Conduct, on Thursday, November 5 at the Trustee’s Theater in downtown Savannah. Please visit http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/an-evening-with-brad-thor/ for more information!



(SAVANNAH, GA) Living Independence for Everyone, (LIFE), Inc. will be hosting our La Bella Vita Italian Dinner fundraiser and silent auction on October 27th, from 6:00pm until 9:00pm at the American Legion Post 184 located at 3003 Rowland Avenue, Thunderbolt, GA 31404. Tickets are $25.00 and are available at LIFE’s office or they can be purchased online at www.lifecil.com (click on Donate Now.) For more information, please call 920-2414 or visit www.lifecil.com



(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall invites kids and their families to a special costumed character event with Marvel’s Captain America on Saturday, October 31 from 1-4 p.m. In conjunction with National Bullying Prevention Month in October, the superhero will share his story and a few simple steps on how to deal with a bully. During the event, Victoria DiNatale will also be speaking to kids about her experience with bullying and how she overcame it. DiNatale is one of the nation’s youngest experts on the topic of bullying. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/anti-bullying-event-at-savannah-mall-to-feature-marvels-captain-america-and-local-spokeswoman/



(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah announces plans to unveil a historical marker in honor of their founder, John Sherer Banks, on Monday, November 16 at 2:00 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 or visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/rotary-club-of-savannah-erects-marker-in-honor-of-founder/



(USI INSURANCE) USI Insurance announces the redesign of their website. The new site is viewable across all devices, features up-to-date information on USI services and products, and reinforces the companies approach to delivering superior solutions to clients. You can see the newly designed site at USI.biz



(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) of Savannah is selling raffle tickets for an original painting by Tiffani Taylor, valued at $4,000. Raffle tickets are on sale now for $25 each, with 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit the RCC. The painting’s winner will be announced on Saturday, December 19 at the Savannah Art Walk. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Tiffani Taylor Gallery (912) 507-7860 and/or Lynne Wolf (912) 346-3691.



(SAVANNAH, GA) 5417 Holdings announces the launch of Tytan Pictures, a new division of their creative services company, which will oversee 5417 Holdings’ production, distribution, entertainment, products, services and technologies. The company held a special industry screening of the feature, Storm Soldiers II, on Thursday, October 15 in Overland Park, Kan. For more information on Storm Soldiers II or Tytan Pictures, visit tytancreates.com



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(SAVANNAH, GA) Putnam Natural Resources, LLC, has placed the Enterprise Aluminum Plant Facility in Eatonton, Ga., under contract for purchase. The company, owned by Eatonton mayoral candidate Walter C. Rocker, Jr. and his son Walter C. Rocker III, intends to develop the site into a movie production facility for Tytan Pictures, LLC, a full feature film division of Tytan Creates, of Tybee Island, Ga. For more information, please visit: https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/film-production-company-eyes-former-enterprise-aluminum-plant-facility-for-sound-stage%E2%80%A8/



(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bay Street Theatre Company is hosting the seventh annual “The Rocky Horror Show.” The production will be a live stage musical of Richard O’Brien’s cult classic. JinHi Souncy Rand is serving as the Director of the musical, and Warren Heilman is the Musical Director. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/the-bay-street-theatre-company-presents-the-seventh-annual-the-rocky-horror-show/



(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Join the SD Gunner Fund for its inaugural fundraiser benefiting our wounded veterans in need of service animals. Tickets and sponsorships are now available. SD Gunner Fund Fundraiser will be November 11 at 11:45 am. For more information: www.facebook.com/sdgunnerfund


(SAVANNAH, GA) BiS profile: Linda Hilts, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. By: Carmel Hearn: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2015-10-19/bis-profile-linda-hilts-park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter#



(SAVANNAH, GA) Matilda Jane Clothing is seeking qualified Savannah nonprofit organizations to enroll in the company’s Fall 2015 Janes Give Back Program. This effort directs a portion of sales to qualifying charities during shows scheduled during the week of October 22-29. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/matilda-jane-clothing-seeks-savannah-area-nonprofits-for-philanthropic-program/


(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Co. (KMC) recently acquired Century Hills, a 200-unit apartment community in Augusta, and Falls at Spring Creek, a 296-unit apartment community in Macon. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/local-savannah-firm-kole-management-acquires-macon-and-augusta-apartments/


(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter has received a $1,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank to be used for operational and program expenses. The shelter is open 24 hours a day, offering youth between the ages of 11 and 17 a safe and loving environment. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter-receives-1000-wells-fargo-donation/


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Encourage Health Series announces plans for the fourth and final program for the 2015 lectures on Tuesday, October 27. Kelley J. Boyd, founder and teacher at Savannah Yoga Center, presents “10 Yoga Tips: Hectic to Harmonious in 5 Minutes or Less.” At Boyd’s lecture, the Forsyth Farmer’s Market (FFM) will be awarded the Encourage Health grant. Attendance is free and open to the public. Attendees will enjoy a healthy lunch made possible by local business sponsors. RSVPs are required at Healthy Savannah’s website, www.healthysavannah.org


(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia is proud to announce that it has been granted tax-exempt status under Section 501c(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. For more information, visit https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fmysavannah.wordpress.com%2F2015%2F10%2F09%2Fleadership-southeast-georgia-granted-501c3-nonprofit-status%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNHMTYTbQUfk_aSo03qLflyVSsEyMA


(SAVANNAH, GA) Starting Oct. 2 and running through the year, the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery will display works by Daniel E. Smith and Ed Jones. Smith’s paintings can be found in collections across the globe, yet he created works for Hospice Savannah priced at $185. A portion of Smith’s and Jones’ work will support Hospice Savannah’s Daily Impact fund, which goes to patients and their families. To learn more about the art or Hospice Savannah contact Beth Logan at (912) 629-1043, email her at bloagn@hospiceSavannah.org, or visit www.HospiceSavannahHelps.org


(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia is seeking Youth Hero Nominations for the 2016 Youth Hero Volunteer Service Awards. Nominations will be accepted from any non-profit organization, school, team, religious organization, etc. Eligible youth must be enrolled in 6th-12th grade in a public, private or home school during the 2015-2016 school year. To nominate a youth or for more information visit www.redcross.org/southeast. Deadline to nominate a deserving youth is December 31, 2015.



(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council launched a redesigned Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run website and logo 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


(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Larson is an 8 week old, male kitten who is currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue, but needs a home. Larson is good with other cats and with children. To view Larson and other animals available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-c-066-larson/


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(SAVANNAH, GA) Based on Dr. Deborah Kearney’s book, Sand in Your Sandpile Seminar: Facing Life’s Stresses, is an 1.5 hour long seminar for those struggling with stress, and how to build emotional resilience for more effective management of stress.The seminar will be November 14, at Memorial Health’s Medical Education Building. Go to


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