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Savannah Pediatricians: Dr. Dudley Stone of Coastal Pediatrics named Best Pediatrician

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Savannah pediatrician Dr. Stone

Congratulations to Dr. Dudley Stone of Coastal Pediatrics on being voted Savannah’s Best Pediatrician in Savannah Magazine’s “Best of Savannah” September/October 2018 issue.

New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Coastal Pediatrics has offices in Savannah & Pooler.

Call to set up an appointment with Dr. Stone: (912) 353-7744

Stay connected with Coastal Pediatrics & informed about children’s health news, by ‘liking’ Coastal Pediatrics on Facebook here. 


Learn more about Coastal Pediatrics here.

Coastal Pediatrics- Savannah
2 Wheeler Street
Savannah, GA 31405

Coastal Pediatrics- Pooler
1000 Towne Center Blvd
Building 1000B
Pooler, GA 31322

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(Savannah child care) New hourly, drop-in childcare facility: PlayLand Savannah

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

child care Savannah PlayLand drop-in

Savannah now has an hourly drop-in childcare facility: PlayLand Savannah LLC!

Feel free to visit during business hours to see PlayLand for yourself.  Open 8AM-8PM Mon-Thurs.  PlayLand is open until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights so that parents can enjoy childfree time on weekends.

Also available: a Sitter Services division focused on parents who prefer to book a nanny/sitter (even pet sitters) and have them come to their home.

PlayLand also offers Mother’s Morning Out, birthday parties, a preschool, weekly activities for children up to age 5 such as Story Times, Sensory Play, Tots & Crafts, and Saturday classes such as Sip & Paint (kid style), Slime Making, Toddler Yoga, etc. Learn more here. 

Playland Drop-In Childcare

Drop-in childcare

PlayLand offers playcare for ages 6mths – 12 years.

Appointments are not necessary but recommended during busier times to ensure an open spot. Once registered, bring your child while you run your errands, enjoy a date night, or get that much needed childfree time.

PlayLand is a shoe-free facility. Please bring socks.

PlayLand Savannah, LLC
423b W U S Hwy 80
Pooler, GA
(912) 348-3676

Learn more about PlayLand here.

Pumpkin Patch Farms, Corn Mazes, Hayrides near Savannah, 2018

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Savannah pumpkin patch farms, hayrides, corn mazes, pig races 2018 Fall

Hayrides, corn cribs, cow trains, hayrides, corn mazes & more. It’s all part of the pumpkin patch farm tradition. While Savannah isn’t a pumpkin-growing climate, we’re thrilled that we have our fair share of agritourism here with various pumpkin patch farms near Savannah.

Here are some favorites:

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, barnyard. Grand opening for fall season 2018 is Sept. 29 2018. Open every weekend through Sun. Oct. 28. Details here. 

Holiday Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, pig races, farm activities. Holiday Farms is open from Oct. 4-31 2018.  Oct. 6 will be Military Appreciation Day. All active military will receive 50% off admission price with proper ID. Details here.  

FOR FALL FESTIVALS 2018 in Savannah, visit our Fall Family Fun Guide 2018 here. 

Savannah Schools: Fall 2018 Open Houses for Prospective Families

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Savannah schools private charter public

School searching in Savannah? A comprehensive way to get to know a school is to attend a school open house for prospective families.

Upcoming school open houses include:

Open house @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School, 9:30AM Wed. Oct. 24 2018. Registration details here. 

Taste & Tour Open House @ Blessed Sacrament School, Savannah, 6-7:30PM Wed. Oct. 24 2018. Cocktails+Tours+Conversation. Details here.

Open house @ St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., 9AM Thurs. Nov. 1 2018. Registration details here. 

Open house @ Benedictine Military School, Savannah, 2PM Sun. Nov. 4 2018. Registration details here. 

Open house @ Calvary Day School, Savannah, 2-4PM Sun. Nov. 4 2018. Registration details here.

Open House @ The Habersham School, 9AM Fri. Nov. 9. Early Childhood (PreK3-2nd grade) open house @ Gould Cottage Campus. Details here. 

Open house @ Savannah Country Day School, Savannah, 1:30PM. Sun. Nov. 11 2018. Registration details here.

Parent Informational Coffee & Campus Tour @ Savannah Country Day School, 9:30AM Wed. Nov. 14. Informational coffees & campus tours are small group events where parents spend time in Savannah Country Day School classrooms & explore the 65-acre campus. Details here. 

Open house @ Veritas Academy, 9-11AM Thurs. Nov. 15 2018. Details here. 


Specialty Classes @ Crowned Elite Athletics, Savannah

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Specialty classes gymnastics tumbling dance Crowned Elite Athletics

Crowned Elite Athletics  in Savannah is offering these specialty classes: Stretch & Flex, Pre-Flight as well as Jump Class.

Jump Class

This class will focus on proper stretching technique and extensive strength training to complete all required jump positions. In addition to stretching and conditioning, instructors will train proper arm and leg placement to perform each jump successfully and correctly. Athletes will learn Toe Touch, Pike Jump, Hurdlers, Combination Jumps, and Jumps into Tumbling.

Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15PM

Perfect for current and aspiring competition cheerleaders. Learn more here. 


Stretch & Flex for ages 5 & older

Stretching is not only beneficial for jumps and flyer flexibility, but it also reduces the overall risk of injury for all star athletes as well as athletes in our tumbling classes. This stretching class will focus on the proper techniques of stretching the right, left, and middle splits, proper back flexibility, and proper shoulder flexibility.   Ages 5 and up are welcome.

Sundays, 3-4PM
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30PM

Learn more here. 


Flight classes


Learn the basics of flight to become a phenomenal competition cheerleader. Athletes will learn proper flexibility techniques and body positions for flyers such as heel stretches, scorpions, and bow & arrows. Open to anyone interested in learning or working on flying skills.

Sundays, 4-5PM

Learn more here. 

Crowned Elite Athletics, (912) 308-5719,, 202 Bourne Blvd, Suite 160 Savannah, GA 31408, Crowned Elite Athletics is a advertiser

FREE Fall Family Fest 2018, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Fall Family Festival 2018 Hilton Head Is.

You’re invited to Fall Family Fest @ St. Luke’s Church on Hilton Head Is.

The community comes together to enjoy a beautiful fall day with outdoor fun, friendship and discovery. There will be live music, lots of games, bounce house, pumpkin painting, food trucks and more!

Free admission.

Learn more here. 

Sat. Oct. 13, 2018, 4-7 PM
St. Luke’s Church
50 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Hosted by St. Luke’s Church

Find more local fall festivals, pumpkin patches, hayrides & more in the Fall Fun Guide 2018.

SouthCoast Health Receives 18 Recognitions in the 2018 Savannah Magazine ‘Best of’ Issue

Monday, September 17th, 2018
SouthCoast Health physicians Savannah

Cardiologist Roy D. Flood Jr. (winner)

SouthCoast Health physicians Savannah

Family Medicine/General Practitioner Kristen A. Updegraff (winner)

SouthCoast Health physicians Savannah

Foot Specialist Craig K. Skalla (winner)

SouthCoast Health physicians Savannah

General Surgeon Jeffrey S. Mandel (winner)

SouthCoast Health physicians Savannah

Infectious Disease Nenad Avramovski (winner)

SouthCoast Health physicians

Nephrologist Nizar S. Eskandar (winner)

SouthCoast Health physicians Savannah

Neurologist Victor W. Rosenfeld (winner)

SouthCoast Health physicians Savannah

Nutritionist Elizabeth Hesley (winner)

SouthCoast Health physicians Savannah

Optometrist Edward D. Sammons (winner)

SouthCoast Health physicians Savannah

Physical Therapist Lisa M. Bettio (winner)

SouthCoast Health physicians Savannah

Radiologist Nathan P. Fergus (winner)

Savannah Magazine’s “Best of Savannah” 2018 winners and runner-ups were announced this month.

SouthCoast Health was honored in 18 categories related to the healthcare/ medical field and was featured in Savannah Magazine’s September/October 2018 issue. SouthCoast Health winners are pictured in this post.

Savannah Magazine conducts a yearly poll to name the city’s most influential people and ideas. The magazine emphasizes that “only reader votes” determine the winners and that votes are limited to one per person.

“We are proud of our physicians, providers, and organization for this year’s recognition by Savannah Magazine. Acknowledgment from the Savannah community for our commitment to quality health care is a great honor,” SouthCoast Health Administrator John Marrero said. “SouthCoast Health’s representation in 18 categories with the rigorous selection measures makes it more meaningful. It reflects our goal of providing Total Wellness for Life™ to our patients.”

SouthCoast Health winners (pictured above) and runner-ups were recognized in the following categories:
Wasil Kahn (runner-up)
Roy D. Flood Jr. (winner)
3.Family Medicine/General Practitioner
Kristen A. Updegraff (winner)
Leland R. Dampier III (runner-up)
4.Foot Specialist
Craig K. Skalla (winner)
5.General Surgeon
Jeffrey S. Mandel (winner)
6.Infectious Disease
Nenad Avramovski (winner)
Scott E. Rojas (runner-up)
7.Internal Medicine
Robert W. Grant (runner-up)
Nizar S. Eskandar (winner)
Garrett White (runner-up)
Victor W. Rosenfeld (winner)
Scott D. Callaghan (runner-up)
Barbara Lutz (runner-up)
11.Nurse Practitioner
Tammie E. Walz (runner-up)
Elizabeth Hesley (winner)
Stephanie D. Croll (runner-up)
Edward D. Sammons (winner)
15.Osteopathic Physician
Troy A. Murphy (runner-up)
16.Physical Therapist
Lisa M. Bettio (winner)
Nathan P. Fergus (winner)
18.Urgent/Immediate Care Clinics
SouthCoast Health (runner-up)

Learn more here. 

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(Savannah Fall Festivals 2018) Frogwarts Harry-Potter inspired-event, Oct. 14

Monday, September 17th, 2018


Frogwarts Savannah Harry Potter 2018

Save the date: Frogwarts annual Harry-Potter inspired event hosted by Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah will be Sun. Oct. 14, 2018, 11AM-3PM. Register online for tickets to Frogwarts here. 

Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum will transform into a magical fall festival for a Harry Potter-themed day of fun

At Frogwarts, families are transported into a whimsical world at Frogwarts School of Magic. This year’s classes will include Wand Making, Potions, Fortune Telling, Defense Against the Dark Arts: Glow in the Dark Fun!, Care of Magical Creatures with Georgia Reptile Society, Quill Writing, Herbology, Muggle Studies and Quidditch. Attendees can also take a ride on our steam locomotive, the “Frogwarts Express”.

Students of Frogwart’s School of Magic begin their experience by riding on the Frogwarts Express, the fully operational steam locomotive. They are then greeted by Hagrid and escorted to make their wands, be selected for their house by the sorting hat, and participate in a variety of Frogwarts classes such as Care of Magical Creatures, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, and the hugely popular Potions Class.

Some CHS community partners will also be leading workshops, including Snapology with Harry Potter LEGO building, Savannah Stage Company with a cast of some of our favorite Harry Potter characters, and the Solar System Ambassadors providing Astronomy lessons. Leopold’s Ice Cream will be on-site serving Harry Potter inspired sweet treats.

Costume contest: “Frogwarts” guests in outstanding costumes will be selected to participate in our costume contest. The winners will receive some cool prizes.


Tickets are limited, so be sure to pre-register for your chance to join the fun. Please note that day-of tickets are first come, first served and a train ride is not guaranteed.

Register online for tickets to Frogwarts here. 

Coastal Heritage Society members receive priority boarding on the Frogwarts Express. Get info on how to become a member here. 

Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401 Coastal Heritage Society is a advertiser 



Savannah schools: Tour Blessed Sacrament Catholic School

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Savannah private schools blessed sacrament catholic

School searching in Savannah? Tour Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah.

Schedule your tour of this private pre-K through 8th grade school. See Blessed Sacrament’s new, state of the art science lab, art room, media center, music center, new lecture hall and new gym. BSS has what your child needs to go confidently into the future.

Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah is still accepting applications for the current school year.

Email for more information: or call 912-356-6987.

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament here.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School,, 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah 31405. On Facebook here 912-356-6987. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is a advertiser. 

Savannah private schools: Open Houses @ St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Island

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Savannah schools St. Andrew's School Wilmington Island

Come see St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in action @ an open house 9AM Thurs. Dec. 6 2018.

St. Andrew’s School
Ages 3-Grade 12
Savannah, GA

Reservations for an open house can be made by calling 897.4941, x. 452 or emailing

St. Andrew’s School Open Houses 2018-2019 for Prospective Families
9AM on first Thursday of each month
601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, GA, 31410
Call 897.4941, x. 452 or email for more information or to reserve a spot

Open Houses
1st Thursday of every month at 9AM
Dec. 6 2018
Jan. 3 2019
Feb. 7 2019
March 7 2019

Schedule a tour.


About St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

For more information, visit

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941 ext 452, , email On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a advertiser.

Savannah pediatricians: Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Savannah pediatricians Pediatric Associates Ben Spitalnik

Congratulations to Savannah pediatrician Dr. Ben Spitalnick of Pediatric Associates of Savannah on another Best of Savannah award in Savannah Magazine.

New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, by ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.comOn Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a advertiser 

Kids’ Robotics classes @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Sylvan Robotics Savannah Tutoring

Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah will offer a Robotics class for kids on Sundays.

Cost: $95 for five weeks (15 hours)

The Robotics Class begins Sept. 23 2018 & will be every Sunday through Oct. 21 2018 from 1-4PM.

Call 912.355.2267 to register.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a advertiser 

Kindermusik Savannah Family Jam Night for $10 per family

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Kindermusik Savannah Family Jam Night

Join  Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for Family Jam Night!

Imagine an evening with your 0-7 year olds enjoying music, movement, instruments, family togetherness and more! Grandparents, uncles, aunts, and parents all welcome!

Saturday, Oct. 6 2018 at 6:15PM; only $10 for the whole family, regardless of how many children you have. Enrollment is limited; save a space for your family today. Enroll at

Giveaway: Free classes

Kindermusik Savannah  is giving away an entire month FREE in October.  To enter your child in the giveaway, visit

Newborn class

Baby Kindermusik class is underway. Newborns to 10 week olds get free tuition- this class is open for 0-24 months and meets each Tuesday at 11AM.

Weekly classes also available for ages 0-7. 912-988-KEYS.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

Kindermusik Savannah,,  email or, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a advertiser

Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah discount: All math programs are just $25 per hour

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Math Tutoring Savannah Sylvan Learning

Math Discount @  Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

Math tutoring: Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah is offering a math special: all math programs are just $25 per hour, including MAP prep & Eureka. Get your child test-ready today.

Questions? Call 912.355.2267.


About Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah helps prepare younger students for the critical SRI, MAP & GMAS standardized testing. For older students, Sylvan offers personalized programs to help conquer the ACT or SAT.

Call 912-355-2267 or email

Let Sylvan Learning of Savannah help you chart your child’s course for success!

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a advertiser 

(Savannah Family Bike Rides/Races) Morning Marsh Madness & Moonlight Garden Ride

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Savannah Mountain Biking SEGA-SORBA Morning Marsh Madness

Morning Marsh Madness 2018, Oct. 20 2018

Registration is open for SEGA SORBA’s Morning Marsh Madness 2018.

Off-road race, fun race, family fun all for one low price. Do one or both.

Register online here. 

Two Family Friendly Events for the price of One! Come enjoy the Early Bird off-road race at 8:30AM Sat. Oct. 20 2018 and race one, two, or three laps depending on your skill level.

Then at 10:30AM enjoy wearing your pajamas or dressing up in your goofiest outfit and riding your beach cruiser, 90’s bike, or whatever contraption you can find, at the Sleepy Head fun race. Just a short race with the craziest most fun getup you can find.

Meant to complement SBC’s Moonlight Garden Ride This is your opportunity to have off road fun in the morning before you head over to Moonlight Garden Ride in the evening.

Choose to just race the Sleepy Head or the Early Bird, or both. One inexpensive registration for both events. T-Shirt Included. Register online here. 


Moonlight Garden Ride Savannah 10th Annual 2018

10th Annual Moonlight Garden Ride

Savannah’s favorite family-friendly bicycling event has a new location: Historic Grayson Stadium, home of the The Savannah Bananas.

10th Annual Moonlight Garden Ride
5-10PM Sat. Oct. 20 2018
Grayson Stadium
1401 E Victory Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31404
Tickets available here.

After a casually-paced, police-escorted ride travels through Savannah’s most beautiful neighborhoods, then returns to Grayson Stadium for live music, food and beverages, and fun.

Proceeds benefit the non-profit Savannah Bicycle Campaign.

Join hundreds of other cyclists and see Savannah in an unforgettable way on the Moonlight Garden Ride, presented by Chatham Orthopaedic Associates.



Savannah consignment sales: High Cotton Kids Fall/Winter Sale Sept. 20-22

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

High Cotton Kids 2018 Fall Winter Sale Savannah

Are you ready?!?

High Cotton Kids  2018 Fall Consignment Sale is Sept. 20-22 and you won’t want to miss this sale!

There will be thousands of high quality, gently-used items available.

Fall Sale 2018

Come shop consignment at its finest. High Cotton Kids is THE place to save a lot of money, make a lot of money and have a great time doing
Location: 2164 East Victory Drive, Crossroads Shopping Center (formerly
The Fitness Club, next door to Savannah Children’s Theater)

Shop Early For a Cause:
Thurs. 09/20 5PM $5 Donation benefiting #LilyStrong in honor of CURE
Childhood Cancer

Sale Hours:
Thurs. 09/20 6-8PM
Fri. 09/21 9AM-7PM
Sat. 09/22 9AM-3PM
(some items discounted on Saturday)

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