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Hubbard’s Maid Service in Savannah, Lowcountry offers 50 percent discount

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

hms1Start the New Year with a professionally-cleaned house that sparkles and shines. Hubbard’s Maid Service in Savannah and the Lowcountry is offering 50 percent off your first time cleaning with regular service. Hubbard’s will even throw in a gift-wrapped bottle of merlot. Call 912.961.9131 for a free quote. Mention SouthernMamas to receive your discount.

Hubbard’s Maid Service also cleans homes for free for women that are undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer. For information on this amazing service, click here.

hubbardscleaningcancerpatientsServing Savannah & the Lowcountry since 2004, Hubbard’s Maid Service has been keeping thousands of houses and offices spotless. You can be assured that Hubbard’s licensed, bonded, and insured team has one goal: your complete satisfaction! No office, house, store, or construction site is too small or large for Hubbard’s cleaning crews.

Hubbard’s Maid Service, 912.961.9131, www.hubbardsmaidservice.com

60 Percent Off Sale at Sara Jane Children’s Boutique in Savannah

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

sara-jane-childrens-boutiqueNewly opened  Sara Jane Children’s Boutique at 202 E. 37th St. in Sisters Court is having a 60 percent off sale! Save on brands such as Bailey Boys, Velvet & Tweed, Zackali, Zuccini, LaJenns, Pears & Bears, and more!

Also, if you’re pregnany, Sara Jane Children’s Boutique is offering a $25 gift certificate when you register with Sara Jane before Jan 1st.

The upscale boutique has a sweet deal for SouthernMamas readers: $20 off a purchase of $200 or more.  Mention you read about Sara Jane Children’s Boutique on SouthernMamas to receive your discount! Offering newborn to size 6 for girls and boys.

 Sara Jane Children’s Boutique is a sponsor of SouthernMamas.com.

“Like” the Sara Jane’s Facebook page to stay connected by clicking here

Sara Jane Children’s Boutique, 202 East 37th St. Savannah, Ga 31401, in the location in Sisters Court formerly occupied by Bella Mia Bridal Shop. Email: sarajanekids@comcast.net, 912-596-9506, Hours 10 AM-6 PM Mon-Fri, 10 AM-5 PM Sat. www.sarajanekids.co

Savannah photographer documents a special little girl

Monday, December 20th, 2010

leeann-ritch-cora-2010When Savannah family and children’s photographer LeeAnn Ritch heard about little Cora Garola’s battle with leukemia, LeeAnn immediately wanted to reach out to Cora’s parents, Rob & Mandy Garola of Isle of Hope.

Ever since then every year, LeeAnn donates a free photo shoot and CD to the Garola family. 

Pictured above is one of the lovely results of LeeAnn’s portrait sesssion with the Garolas this year. See more photos of Cora and her family on LeeAnn’s blog here.

As you can see, Cora is looking as adorable as ever! She’s almost done with therapy and is doing really well.

Photographer LeeAnn Ritch is offering a Jan/Feb. special: A photography session, online proofing and CD for $250 plus tax (Regular cost is $575) if you book a session now for January or February.

Savannah dentist Dr. Steven Berwitz offers $50 off whitening

Monday, December 20th, 2010

berwitz-dmd-logoMake your holiday smile pearl perfect with a visit to Steven G. Berwitz, DMD.

Dr. Berwitz’s philosophy focuses on strong patient-dentist relationships, built upon open communication and trust. Through extensive continuing education, his office offers the latest advancements in dental treatment that will create a pleasant experience for even the most dental phobic patient.

Southernmamas readers will receive $50 off a take-home whitening kit when you come in for your complete new patient exam. Make an appointment today and let Dr. Berwitz and his staff help you design the smile of your dreams.

Steven G. Berwitz, DMD
7805 Waters Avenue Suite 1A
Savannah, GA, 31406
912-355-5004
www.stevenberwitzdmd.com

Parent-and-me children’s music program starts Jan. 12 in Savannah

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

musicmommyandmeMs. Amy’s School of Music in Savannah has a new six-week term of early childhood music education classes that start Jan. 12 for the Wednesday classes and Jan 15 for Saturday classes.

Times and age groups: 9-9:45 AM (6 – 17 months), 10:00-10:45 AM(18 months – 2 years), and 11-11:45 AM (3 – 5 years).

The free class on Jan. 8 for Southern Mamas readers is filling up. Email ASAP to be included to Ms. Amy at msamyschoolofmusic@gmail.com

Also, available private student lesson times are filling up. Contact Ms. Amy to schedule a one time 1/2 price trial lesson.

Contact Ms. Amy’s School of Music in Savannah  via email at msamyschoolofmusic@gmail.com with any questions or if you would like a registration form. Payment is accepted for the term at the first class. Classes are held at 2421 Waters Ave. near Daffin Park.

Ms. Amy’s School of Music in Savannah  is a sponsor of SouthernMamas.com.

One-day Giveaway: Carol-O-Card session and 4 copies of pictures/CD cards

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

christmas-carolersThis week a SouthernMamas reader will win a Carol-O-Cards session and four Copies of the Picture/CD Cards.
To enter to win, just tell us one fun activity you plan to do this week from the list of kid-friendly activities listed in the online e-letter. Email your answer to anne@southernmamas.com. Deadline to enter is early this week: 6 PM Mon. Dec. 20. We’ll annouce the winner here Tues. Dec. 21.

A Savannah recording company offers a fun idea for the holidays: put your child singing a favorite Christmas Carol on your holiday card – along with holiday photo and live recorded Christmas greeting.

Carol-O-Cards are a way to give the gift of holiday cheer for Christmas! The perfect gift for grandparents and parents.

This Carol–O –Card will feature:
1. A Holiday picture of your Child or Children
2. A Christmas Photo Card
3. Live recorded Christmas Greetings
4. A recording (CD) of your child singing their favorite Christmas Carol.
A unique Gift for Christmas.

Cost: $35 with a 20 percent military discount or 15 percent SouthernMamas discount on Carol-O-Cards

Recording/Photo Sessions are by Appointment Only.
Kingdom Recording Studios
6203 Abercorn Street
Suite 300
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Make your appointment by emailing: Majestickingdomgroup@gmail.com or call 912-412-9885.

Visit Majestic Kingdom Recording Studios Web site by clicking here.

Holiday 2010 Daytrip Getaways from Savannah

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

The kids are out of school and there’s finally time to explore.  Here are a few holiday happenings nearby.

jax-zoo1. Celebrate the holidays @ the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
$2 Day
On Mon. Dec. 20, 2010, guests can enjoy the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for only $2.00 per person for general admission. Children two and under are free. The Zoo is open 9 AM-5 PM Tickets are sold until 4 PM. This is a great, budget-friendly opportunity for families during the holiday season.
Dec 26–30
Celebrate the last days of 2010 and countdown to the Noon Year’s Eve 2011 event! Children (ages 3-12) get 50% off regular child’s admission with a “Countdown to 2011” coupon from jacksonvillezoo.org. Coupon is good for one day only on December 26, 27, 28, 29 or 30, 2010. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer, including Zoo combination tickets, and can only be used once per coupon.
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is on Jacksonville’s north side at 370 Zoo Parkway, one-half mile east from I-95. For more info, click here.

2. lightsoldiersThe 21st annual Holiday Festival of Lights in Charleston SC
Through Jan. 2 @ James Island County Park. Includes a 3-mile drive through more than 2 million sparkling lights and hundreds of light displays. Then walk through Santa’s Village & Winter Wonderland

 3.  Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia SC
6-9 PM through Jan. 2. Closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31
Nearly one million twinkling lights, animal images, music in motion lights, larger-thank-life holiday cards created by local students, nightly visits with Santa through Dec. 23.

Saturday Dec. 18 Grand re-opening of McDonald’s at Savannah Mall

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

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Holiday gift idea: kids winter art lessons at Art on the Park in Savannah

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

artonparkwinterlessonssavannahLast minute gifts for your kids?

What about a series of art lessons at Art on the Park? 6 wk winter session starts week of Jan 10th. Group classes range from ages 5-11. Middle/High school students welcome for private portfolio development!

SouthernMamas readers receive a special registration discount if you register before Dec 21! Call Art on the Park and make sure to mention Southernmamas.

912-354-5988 or email tskart@yahoo.com

Studio Address:
1311 Washington Ave. (Daffin Park)

Instructor Torrey S. Kist, MFA
Torrey loves teaching children to tap into their natural creativity! Torrey received a BA in Visual Arts from Gettysburg College, and an MFA in Painting from SCAD. For the past 5 years, she worked for the Telfair Museum’s education department- directing, designing, (and often teaching) all of the youth & adult studio programming.
Torrey resigned from this position to pursue her two passions: teaching children and painting!

Art on the Park Studio
Situated directly on Daffin Park, the studio is a great place to spread out, get messy, and take play breaks if needed. Small classes, so register today!

Thirty-One Gifts Thermal Tote Fundraiser to Benefit Erin Fray, Hope for Savannah

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

thirty-one-gifts-thermal-toteHere is a wonderful opportunity for SouthernMamas readers to help get thermal totes desperately needed for cancer patients and raise money for Pooler mother-of three Erin Fray’s breast cancer battle. All you have to do is buy a $20 thermal tote from Thirty-One Gifts.

Here’s how the Thirty-One Gifts Thermal Tote Sale works.

The price of a regular Thermal Tote (like the one pictured) costs $23.11, which includes the tote, embroidery, tax and shipping.

During the January thermal tote fundraiser, the totes sell for an even $20, Thirty-One gifts consultants Tiffany Bradley and Amy Bonner will give Erin and her family $6.71 from each tote sold and donate a tote to Hope for Savannah.

thirtyonegiftssavannahHope for Savannah is a non-profit that seeks to offer comfort and hope to cancer patients and their families. Hope for Savannah also gives cancer patients items of comfort such as thermal totes so patients can to protect their medicine as they go back and forth to treatment. Hope for Savannah needs about 300 thermal totes for a year’s supply.

So every bit of that $20 you pay will be used to help local breast cancer patients. The $20 is still less than what customers would normally pay for this tote and it allows Thirty-One Gifts to provide outreach.

In addition to the per tote profit Erin and her family will receive, Thirty-One Gifts consultants Amy and Tiffany will also donate all of their commission from any of the totes that are purchased.

Purchasing 300 Thermal Totes for Hope for Savannah means raising almost $3,000 for Erin. Read more about Erin’s story by clicking here.

You can pre-order your totes now by contacting Tiffany or Amy by phone or email to place your orders. Because this is a fundraiser with special pricing, orders cannot be placed online.
Contact Amy Bonner via amybonner31@gmail.com or call (770) 891-8153
Contact Tiffany Bradley via email at tiffanybradley31@yahoo.com or call (912) 414-2859

Help the family of a Whitemarsh teen killed in hit and run

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
Craig Loxton

Craig Loxton

You can help the family of a Whitemarsh Island teen killed in hit and run early Monday morning.

Eighteen-year-old Craig Loxton died after someone ran into his moped along Highway 80 off the Islands Expressway, less than a mile from his home. Loxton was left on the side of the road, where he died. On Tuesday morning, Johnathan Breet McKie turned himself over authorities and was charged with Hit and Run, DUI and Vehicular Homicide in the 1st Degree.

Craig’s family members are struggling to cover expenses. Any donation is appreciated no matter how small and can be made to at any Wells Fargo branch to an account is called the Craig Loxton Memorial Fund. Questions can be directed to Wells Fargo Medical Arts Branch on Waters Avenue.

Best holiday lights displays/decorations in Savannah area 2010

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

haldemanA favorite Savannah holiday light display is The Haldemans’ private home at 512 Gordonston Ave. The Haldemans decorate their house and yard as well as their neighbors’ yards and encouage the public to walk through the lights and drink free hot chocolate.

Know of great local holiday lights display? Please let us know.

Here are some Coastal Empire home holiday light displays that were well worth checking out last year. Not sure yet if these are still well-decorated spots this year. If you know, please share to anne@southernmamas.com or comment here.

  • New addition to the list: 8618 Gohler. 1 street east of waters ave off montgomery x-roads. Quality bike and crossroad animal hospital are on the corner. Unique hand made holiday designs and a 4 stage animated grinch on the roof.

New addition: Sea Palm Dr in Palmetto Cove on Wilmington. Very similar to the Battery Point with the music.

New addition: For the house on Wynn Gate Road in Wilmington Park with the lights set to music: Take Wilmington Rd to Winchester Dr (1st entrance to the park) and take a left. Take a left at the next street, which is Clarendon Rd. Then take the next right on Wynn Gate Rd. It’s on the right with a sign to set your radio to 94.4. It starts off slow then escalates.

• 105 Mapmaker Lane, in Battery Point, Whitemarsh Island: computerized lights display animated with music

• 182 Mills Run Drive, off Chatham Parkway: computerized lights display animated with music (THIS ONE IS A MUST SEE!!)

• 512 Gordonston Ave., Savannah

• 711 South Drive

• 202 Blue Marlin Drive in Seagate, Whitemarsh Island

• 203 Windsor Road, Windsor Forest

• 18 Cutler Drive, Georgetown area (in the same area, drive down Lions Gate (also in Georgetown), there are several brightly-decorated homes as well as a house on Waynesboro)

• 136 Chimney Road, Rincon

• 13008 Largo Drive, Windsor Forest

  •  116 Community Road in Faulkville Lakeside Farms

pooler-christmas-house• 16 Godley Park Way in Pooler Pictured to the right.

• 504 E. 52 St

• Stuart St. just off Waters: a yard full of blow ups

• Three homes on Clark St, just off Montgomery Crossroads.

 Hilton Head Is./Bluffton area

Fun holiday lights display at Harbour Town, Sea Pines Resort, HHI

Harbour Town Festival of Lights November 24 – January 2

Stroll along the Harbour and enjoy the illuminated seasonal figures which include beachy ones such as dolphins, pelicans, a water-skiing Santa, flamingos and more. The centerpiece of the display being a towering 25-foot lighted Christmas tree.

Free 2010 SCAD children holiday matinee in Savannah

Monday, December 13th, 2010

scadholidaymatineeFREE 2010 Holiday Matinee at Trustees Theater, downtown Savannah
Sat. Dec. 18
SCAD will host a day of free festive films Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Trustees Theater that are sure to spark the spirit of the season within audience members of all ages. The 2010 Holiday Matinee begins at 11 a.m. with a screening of “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas,” followed by “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” at 2 p.m. The films will be preceded by a holiday sing-along with free refreshments and a visit from Santa and his elves. The event concludes with a 7 p.m. screening of “White Christmas,” a holiday classic starring Bing Crosby.
Admission is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open one hour before showtime. For more information, call 912.525.5050 or visit www.savannahboxoffice.com .

Giveaway: four tickets to Third Thursdays with Angela Beasley’s Puppet People

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

UPDATE: Winner is Heather Thornton!!!

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This week, a SouthernMamas reader will win four tickets  to Star Castle Family Fun Center presents Third Thursdays with Angela Beasley’s Puppet People

10:30 AM Thurs. Dec. 16; 10 AM “Run About”
The Magical Holiday Box. Fun-filled morning of puppetry and games; balloon sculptures with Sir Laughs Alot and more.
$8 per child; parents are free; $2 discount with library card
Free balloon sculptures and surprises
Star Castle at 550 Mall Blvd.
912.354.KIDS

To enter to win, email your answer to this question to anne@southernmamas.com. Read the post farther below on this page entitled “Holiday gift idea: Give children’s music classes/lessons in Savannah.” Tell us the name of the music school that will be offering early childhood parent-and-me music classes in January. Entry period closes early this week: 9 PM Tues. so we can announce the winner in time for the Thurs. AM puppet show.

Savannah children’s birthday party entertainer: Mr Magic

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

savannahchildrensbirthdaypartiesMy daughter spent most of her 2nd birthday party sitting on Santa’s lap.

She was in awe of the fact that Santa was in HER living room. Santa, aka Savannah children’s birthday entertainer Mr. Magic, is an ideal party theme for a child’s December birthday – especially for a toddler’s party on a cold and rainy Sunday. Mr. Magic offers a variety of birthday themes in addition to Santa and other characters. Each of his children’s birthday party shows is customized based on the age of the birthday child. His most popular theme is magic.

At Mr. Magic Show bd parties, special attention is given to the birthday child. Mr. Magic uses their name as the magic word and they participate in the show. They receive a Birthday card from Mr. Magic and a certificate suitable for framing to show that they participated in the show. Things appear and disappear right before their eyes, including a live white dove named Happy. And each child present will receive coloring picture of Mr. Magic to color and a free BALLOON ANIMAL of their choice, made right in front of them. Perfect for parties of 5 to 30.

For more info on birthday parties with The Mr. Magic Show, click here. Contact Mr. Magic, aka George C. Jones, 912-966-0390, email gjones5935@aol.com

We paired the Santa theme with a children’s music session with Savannah music teachers Amy Drew and Anthony Teixeira. The musicians performed a range of children’s and holiday sing-alongs, brought tons of instruments for the kids to play as well as cute animal masks and more. They kept the children entertained and engaged. Both offer private lessons in musical instruments and Ms. Amy has a new session of parent-and-me early childhood sessions starting in January at Ms. Amy’s School of Music in Savannah , a private studio just two blocks from Daffin Park in Savannah. Contact Ms. Amy’s School of Music in Savannah  via email at msamyschoolofmusic@gmail.com with any questions or if you would like a registration form.

Refinishing your hardwood floors? SB Flooring offers 10 percent discount to SouthernMamas

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

sb-flooring1Sponsored by SB Flooring Company.

SB Flooring Company – a locally-owned and operated business – is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction—we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

With a variety of floor options to choose from, SB Flooring Company is certain you’ll be happy working with them! Whether you are looking to refinish existing hardwood floors, or looking to install some new flooring, SB Flooring Company will do a quality job at a competitive price.

For more information or to receive a job estimate, contact Stephen Bradley by email stephen@sbflooringco.com or by phone (912) 856-9417.

Click here for updates and specials and make sure you go to facebook.com/sbflooringco to become a fan of SB Flooring Company on Facebook to be eligible to take part in fan only specials.

SouthernMamas readers receive 10 percent off labor cost when working with SB Flooring Company , so contact Stephen today and get the floors you’ve always wanted!