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Great Horned Owl eggs on Skidaway Is. expected to hatch soon live on The Landings Owl Cam

January 28th, 2015

Great Horned Owl Cam Savannah The Landings Skidaway Island

For those of you who have been watching the pair of Great Horned owls on Skidaway Island via The Landings Bird Cam live video feed, the eggs are expected to hatch soon –  at the end of January or the first week in February.

Visit  The Landings Bird Cam or The Cornell Lab of Ornithology to see live 24/7 video with audio of what is happening in the abandoned eagle’s nest that is atop a pine tree in The Landings.

Then after the hatching, watch the chicks grow and fledge.

The streaming video is made possible thanks to a partnership with Cornell University Lab of Ornithology. The video feed can also be seen on the Georgia DNR site http://www.georgiawildlife.com/cams

The cameras have infrared capability, enabling nighttime viewing without disrupting the owls, according to the Savannah Owl Cam @ The Landings web site. Read more here about the owls & how this bald eagle’s nest in The Landings became an owl’s nest.

Follow the owls on Twitter at SavannahOwls

Keep watching for the hatching! We will be, too.

Registration for FREE State-Funded Pre-K for 2015-16 starts Feb. 2 @ Maggie’s Morning School, Savannah

January 28th, 2015

free state-funded pre-K in Savannah for 2014-15 Maggie's Morning SchoolMaggie’s Morning School in Savannah will begin open registration for the FREE Bright from the Start lottery-funded Pre-K program for the coming school year 2015-2016 this upcoming Monday February 2, 2015 at 7:30 AM.

Parents may register any time beginning at 7:30AM Monday February 2 @ Maggie’s Morning School.

Please note, this is popular preschool and their free Pre-K spots fill up quickly. Pre-K registration is taken on a first come first served basis. So if you want your child to attend, register as early as possible.

Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1 for the Pre-K.

Parents need to bring proof of birth  and proof of residency.

Maggie’s Morning School is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. School starts Monday August 10 2015.

For the school year, Maggie’s serves children ages 18 months (by Sept 1) through 3 classes of State-Funded (FREE) Pre-K. Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah offers part-time preschool for 4-year-olds.

Call (912) 352-8404 or (912) 352-8065 for more info or click here. Tell them SouthernMamas.com sent you!

Stay connected by “liking” Maggie’s Morning School on Facebook here.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405, www.maggiesmorningschool.org,  On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065 Maggie’s Morning School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Giveaway: Customized storybook portrait, stationery & cupcake toppers by Scribble Art Studio owner & artist Carrie Christian

January 27th, 2015

Customized storybook portraits Scribble Art Studio Carrie Christian

Regular SouthernMamas.com readers know how smitten we are with Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler.

During the holidays, we told you that Scribble owner & artist Carrie Christian was offering storybook portraits of children. Those storybook portraits were such a hit with our readers,  Carrie has extended the portraits into customized stationery and party decorations (cupcake toppers for now).

This week, we’re giving a lucky SouthernMamas.com reader a customized storybook package that includes a portrait, 10 stationery cards and 10 cupcake toppers.

To enter to win, visit Scribble Art Studio’s Facebook page here & answer this question on their FB here. “Who is your favorite storybook character?” Please say SouthernMamas.com sent you.

Deadline to enter 8:30 PM Mon. Feb. 2. We’ll pick a name & announce the winner here & on the SouthernMamas Facebook page at 8:30 PM. Mon. Feb. 2.

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To learn more about Scribble’s art classes & children’s birthdays in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or emailinfo@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FROZEN Coming to Disney Cruise Line

January 26th, 2015

Frozen comes to Disney Cruise Lines For anyone that loves the hit movie FROZEN (isn’t that everyone?) there’s exciting news coming from Disney Cruise Line. This summer Anna, Elsa, & Olaf will be sailing on all four Disney Cruise Line ships and bringing with them BRAND NEW experiences for the whole family.

Highlights include: 

A Day of Frozen Fun & Deck Party: On select Disney Magic and Disney Wonder sailings the ship will be transformed into a winter wonderland, and deck party to celebrate the fun

New Production Number in Disney Dreams: Aboard the Disney Magic our friends from Frozen will make their stage debut at sea singing popular songs from the hit movie

Magical Meet & Greets: Olaf will be joining Anna & Elsa for photos & autographs

Adventures Ashore in Norway: New port adventures are available to immerse you into the land that inspired Arendelle

Olaf’s Summertime Freeze on Castaway Cay: Cool down at Olaf’s Summertime Freeze bar on non-alcoholic specialty frozen drinks

Make your plans now to experience the Land of Frozen onboard Disney Cruise Line this summer!! And don’t forget, you can still book now and pay only half of your deposit.

Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel today. Get a quick, no-obligation cruise quote or call us at 843-284-3241 for details, and let’s start planning your magical Disney cruise vacation.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

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Valentine’s Day Portrait Sessions with Emma Hopson Photography, Savannah

January 26th, 2015

Savannah Photographers Emma Hopson Get ready for some photo fun! Next Saturday, February 7th, Savannah based photographer Emma Hopson is offering Valentine’s Day portrait sessions for individuals, couples, and families.

While some props will be provided, you are encouraged to bring your own as well!

$50 Twenty minute sessions include:
-Free photo gallery viewing for 6 months (50-150 images)
-Three retouched, hi resolution images
-Three 5×7 or 4×6 prints

Please contact Emma for pricing information for additional hi res images/prints and session times.

(10% Discount is available for Southernmamas.com readers. Mention you read about Emma Hopson Photography on SouthernMamas.com to receive your discount.)

Email or call to book your session today!
emma.hopson@gmail.com
347.256.5746
www.emmahopson.com

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Parents’ Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah, Feb. 7

January 26th, 2015

Summit Gymnastics Savannah Parents Night Out Summit Gymnastics – the go-to spot for tumbling & gymnastics in Savannah – is offering Parents Night Out, Feb. 7.

Here’s your chance to have a well-deserved break from the kids. Go out & know that your kids are safe & having a great time with trained instructors. Don’t worry about feeding your kids, Summit Gymnastics will take care of that, too.

Saturday, February 7th, 2015
7-11pm
Program Members: $20.00 per child/$40.00 per family
Team Members: $15.00 per child/$25.00 per family
Non-Program Members: $25.00 per child/$45.00 per family

For ages 4 & older.

Advanced registration is appreciated. Please call 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

All proceeds will help send Summit Gymnastics’ Optional (Levels 6-10) Team Girls to the WOGA Invitational in Frisco, Texas.

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here. Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

GEORGIA DAY is coming soon. Shop Barnett Educational Supplies, Savannah

January 26th, 2015

Georgia Day Parade costumes at Barnett Educational Supplies Savannah

Georgia History Festival’s FREE Georgia Day Parade is 10:30 AM February 18 in Savannah.  Students & teachers costumed as historical figures march through Savannah’s historic squares during this beloved annual event.

Prepare your child by shopping at Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah,

Store hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM-7 PM; Sat: 10 AM-5 PM; Sun: 1- 5 PM.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email barneduc@bellsouth.net   www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Kindermusik in Savannah classes for newborns to 3 year olds start Feb. 3; first class is FREE

January 26th, 2015

kindermusik savannah things to do with toddlers in Savannah

Kindermusik in Savannah announces new February themes!

Newborns-23 mths old

Join Kindermusik in Savannah Mondays at 9:20AM with your newborns to 23 month olds for “Little Red Caboose.” The train will be going round and round and so will your little one, experiencing the fun of learning through music and motion.

Toddlers, ages 2 & 3

Toddlers ages 2’s and 3’s will begin “Go, Go, GO!!” on Mondays at 10:15am. Kindermusik’s toddler theme is all about things that go: trains, cars, rockets, babies and more.

Come experience the magic of Kindermusik together with your child. Classes begin Monday, February 2. Online enrollment is available now and spaces are limited, so sign up today.

All new families are welcome to try their first class for FREE.

Call 912.988.KEYS (5397) or visit www.88keysga.com/Kindermusik.

March half-off discount

If you sign up for February, you are automatically eligible for our “Share the Love” discount for March. Kindermusik’s Share the Love discount invites you and a new-to-Kindermusik friend to experience a whole month of Kindermusik for 50% off our regular price.

Email Kindermusik Savannah for more details. You must be enrolled in February to be eligible for this half-off March discount. Contact info: music@88keysga.com or call 912-988-KEYS (5397).

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

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FREE Colonial Faire and Muster 2015 @ Wormsloe Historic Site & FREE Super Museum Sunday

January 25th, 2015

FREE Colonial Faire & Muster Wormsloe Super Museum Sunday 2015 Savannah FREE Colonial Faire and Muster 2015

Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. from February 7 & February 8
Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah  31406.
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, sutler’s row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Free. 912-353-3023.

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH AREA KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE. 

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FREE admission to museums, historic sites on Super Museum Sunday, Feb. 8

Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday 2015

List of Participating Super Museum Sunday Sites
The following sites will have free admission on Sunday, February 8th, 2015, from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m., unless alternate hours are listed. All Coastal Heritage Society sites – Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum – will be open 9am-5pm.

Andrew Low House Museum
329 Abercorn Street, Savannah
andrewlowhouse.com

Battlefield Memorial Park
303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah
chsgeorgia.org

Beach Institute African American Cultural Center
502 East Harris Street, Savannah
3:00-6:00 p.m.
visit-historic-savannah.com/beach-institute.html

Bethesda Academy’s William H. Ford, Sr. Museum & Visitors Center
9520 Ferguson Avenue, Savannah
bethesdaacademy.org/

Bloomingdale History Museum and Visitors Center
205 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale
bloomingdale-ga.com/Bloomingdale-History-Museum.html

Bonaventure Historical Society
330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah
Tours at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, and 3:00 p.m.
bonaventurehistorical.org

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
2 Canebrake Road, Savannah
coastalgeorgiabg.org

Congregation Mickve Israel
20 East Gordon Street, Savannah
Tours from 1-4:00 p.m.
mickveisrael.org

Davenport House Museum
324 East State Street, Savannah, GA
davenporthousemuseum.org

First African Baptist Church
23 Montgomery Street, Savannah
1:30-4:00 p.m.
firstafricanbc.com

First Bryan Baptist Church
575 W. Bryan Street, Savannah
2:00-4:00 p.m.
fbbcsav.org

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Foundation, Inc.
207 East Charlton Street, Savannah
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
flanneryoconnorhome.org

Fort King George
302 MacIntosh Road, SE, Darien
gastateparks.org/FortKingGeorge

Fort Morris Historic Site
2559 Fort Morris Road, Midway
gastateparks.org/FortMorris

Fort Pulaski National Monument
US Highway 80 E,  Savannah
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
nps.gov/fopu/index.htm

Funk Heritage Center
7300 Reinhardt Circle, Waleska, Ga
reinhardt.edu/funkheritage

Geechee Kunda
622 Ways Temple Road, Riceboro, GA
geecheekunda.com/

Georgia Historical Society
501 Whitaker Street, Savannah
georgiahistory.com

Georgia Salzburger Society
2980 Ebenezer Road, Rincon
georgiasalzburgers.com

Georgia Southern University Museum
Rosenwald Building, Southern Drive, GSU
2:00-5:00 pm
academics.georgiasouthern.edu/museum

Georgia State Railroad Museum
601 W. Harris Street, Savannah OPEN 9AM-5PM.
chsgeorgia.org

Girl Scout First Headquarters Museum and Program Center
330 Drayton Street, Savannah
gshg.org/Things-to-Do/Visit-First-Headquarters/Pages/default.aspx

Great Savannah Races Museum
411 Abercorn Street, Savannah
greatsavannahraces.com

Harper Fowlkes House
230 Barnard Street, Savannah
1:00-4:00 p.m.
harperfowlkeshouse.com

Historic Effingham Society Museum and Living History Site
1002 Pine Street, Springfield
historiceffinghamsociety.org

Historical Dorchester Academy
8787 Oglethorpe Highway, Midway
libertycounty.org/dorchester-academy

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, National Historic Landmark
10 E. Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah
juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org

King Tisdell Cottage
514 E. Huntingdon Street, Savannah
3:00-6:00 p.m.
visit-historic-savannah.com/king-tisdell-cottage.html

Massie Heritage Center
207 E. Gordon Street, Savannah
massieschool.com

Midway Museum
491 N. Coastal Hwy, Midway
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
themidwaymuseum.org

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler
mightyeighth.org

Oatland Island Wildlife Center
711 Sandtown Road, Savannah
oatlandisland.org

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah. Open 9 AM-5PM
chsgeorgia.org

Pin Point Heritage Museum
9924 Pin Point Avenue, Savannah
chsgeorgia.org

Richmond Hill Historical Society
11460 Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill
richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com

Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Road, Savannah OPEN 9 AM-5PM
savannahchildrensmuseum.org

Savannah History Museum
303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah OPEN 9AM-5PM
chsgeorgia.org

Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum & Nature Center
681 Fort Argyle Road, Savannah
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
parks.chathamcounty.org/Parks/Multipurpose-Trails/Old-Savannah-Ogeechee-Canal

SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd., Savannah
scadmoa.org

Ships of the Sea Museum
41 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah
shipsofthesea.org

Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences
121 Barnard Street, Telfair Square, Savannah
telfair.org

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts
207 West York Lane, Savannah. Families can add to the fun of Super Museum Sunday by taking part in several open-ended art-making activities in the Jepson Center Eckburg Atrium.
telfair.org

Telfair’s Owens-Thomas House
124 Abercorn Street, Savannah
telfair.org

Thunderbolt Historical Society
2702 Mechanics Avenue, Thunderbolt
1:00-4:00 p.m.

Tybee Island Light Station and Museum
30 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island
tybeelighthouse.org

UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium
30 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA
marex.uga.edu/aquarium

Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah
gastateparks.org/Wormsloe

Love Chocolate Bake-Off, Half-Marathon & 10K, Savannah

January 24th, 2015

Love Chocolate Valentine's Race Bake Off Savannah

These two Savannah-area Endurance Race Services are almost SOLD OUT. Register by clicking here.

Love Chocolate Savannah Half Marathon and 10K 2015 ERS Savannah Love Chocolate Half Marathon and 10K
Feb. 14th 2015 9AM
1st Annual Race
Southbridge – Coastal Cathedral – 275 Berwick Boulevard – Savannah, GA 31405
​This Half Marathon and 10k is all about earning your chocolate. Chocolate treats from packet pickup, on the course, all the way to the finishline. Hot Chocolate and Coffee, fondo style treats and a festive finishline will make this a great Valentines Day event for you. Southbridge is beautiful and the course features lakes, perfect lawns, old trees, smooth roads and sidewalks. Learn more here. 

Electronic Non-Chip timing
Finisher Medal and mug included with race registration
Bag and Key Check option
Childcare while you run (3 to 12)
ERS Race Photos are free for download
Race benefits Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Waterfront Church & a Local Adoption Campaign. Help out by purchasing some cookies after the race.
Finishline food includes coffee, hot chocolate, chocolate treats and Girl Scout cookies.

Register by clicking here.

Skidaway Island Marathon and Half Marathon 2015 Savannah races Skidaway Island Marathon and Half Marathon
April 4th 2015, 8AM
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography – 30 Ocean Science Circle – Savannah, GA 31411

Savannah has been called America’s most beautiful City and Skidaway Island is one of its jewels. This is your opportunity to run where Savannah residents want to, it isn’t on your every day tourist website because this course is hosted in the premiere Island Neighborhood; The Landings Association and The Landings Club. Learn more here.

The Course:
You will enjoy miles of perfect scenery, amazing marsh and river front views, elegant homes and sneek peaks of the Landings Golf Courses. This is mostly an open course because the traffic is minimal, and you’ll likely share the road with a homeowner enjoying their daily golf cart ride. The course is almost entirely paved, generally flat other then a Savannah hill (one over pass).

Register by clicking here. 

ERS Annual Race Pass
Register now to run all year for below early bird pricing.

2015 annual race pass includes Endurance Race Services Biggest Race Ever – the Skidaway Island Marathon April 4th 2015.

Learn more here.

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Savannah Mother Daughter 5K May 9 Save the date: 2015 Mother-Daughter 5K, Mother’s Day, May 9

This year, Endurance Race Services is partnering with Moms Run this Town/Savannah for the second annual Mother Daughter 5k on May. 9.

In this special race at Savannah’s International Trade Center, mother and daughters start together. Details here.

Endurance Race Services, LLC is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser, www.savannahraces.com/ On Facebook here. On Twitter here. 

Pooler preschools, kindergartens: Risen Savior Christian Academy Open House, Jan. 31

January 23rd, 2015

Risen Savoir Christian Academy Pooler

Come see all that Risen Savior Christian Academy in Pooler has to offer.

You’re invited to an open house, 10AM-Noon Sat. Jan. 31.  Risen Savior Christian Academy offers preschool for ages 2, 3 and 4 year olds, Kindergarten and Grade 1. A Grade 2 will be added in school year 2015-2016 with additional grades added every school year.

Come tour the classrooms, meet the teachers and learn the curriculum.

Stay connected to Risen Savior Christian Academy by liking their Facebook page here. 

Risen Savior Christian Academy, 1755 Quacco Road, Pooler, Ga. 313122, 912.925.9431 Risen Savior Christian Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Now open in Pooler: Provident OB/GYN Associates and Adult and pediatric outpatient services

January 23rd, 2015

Memorial Health OB/GYNs Pooler Savannah

Provident OB/GYN Associates: Obstetric and gynecological care in Pooler

If weight loss is one of your goals for the new year, get off to a good start with a complete physical and physician consultation with Elena Pimanova, M.D., at Memorial Health University Physicians (MHUP) – Memorial Medical Associates at Pooler.

weight loss help Pooler physicians Memorial

Elena Pimanova, M.D.

Meet Dr. Pimanova, as well as the physicians at Provident OB/GYN Associates – Pooler, at an open house on Tuesday, February 3, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at their new office in the Mulberry Office Park (101 West Mulberry Boulevard, Suite 100).

For more information, call 912-350-6000.

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Recover Close to Home at The Rehabilitation Institute in Pooler

Recovering from serious illness or injury is more convenient than ever at The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center’s new Pooler office for outpatient adult and pediatric services.

Meet the team and tour the facility at an open house on Tuesday, February 3, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The office is located at 101 West Mulberry Boulevard, Suite 210.

To learn more call 912-273-1000.

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FREE Winter Wonderland Ball for Savannah Military Families, Jan. 31

January 22nd, 2015

Winter Wonderland Ball for Savannah Military Families Attention military families stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah.

If you are stationed at HAAF and have young children who would like to attend Enchant My Party‘s Winter Wonderland Ball @ Hunter (with the Snow Queen, Ice Princess, Cinderella & more), Enchant My Party has donated 80 tickets to a special 6PM session this Saturday January 31 just for you.

It will be first come/first serve, so stop by the Hunter Club and sign up for your free tickets soon.

This is a free event for military families so even if your spouse is deployed you can still attend with your children.

Enchant My Party in Savannah , a children’s princess party business that sends costumed-princesses to homes or party spots to entertain at your child’s regal birthday party with storytelling; singing & dancing; crafts & games.

Enchant My Party, www.enchantmyparty.com, Savannah, Ga.  912.713.1253, email enchantmyparty@gmail.com 
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Matilda Jane Spring Line Premier & Trunk Shows in Savannah, Bluffton

January 22nd, 2015

Matilda Jane Trunk Shows Bluffton Hilton Head Is.

At the start of February, you will have a chance to check out the Matilda Jane Spring 2015 Collection, Hello, Lovely!, in Bluffton & Savannah.

You’ll also be able to see the details of Matilda Jane’s new tween line – 435 – just for sizes 8-14.  With all of the charm and personality of the original MJC collection, 435 has a decidedly more grown up feel, but not too grown up.

Robyn Shirley, who has been an independent Trunk Keeper in South Carolina since 2008, recently expanded her business to the Savannah area. Shirley now serves Matilda Jane Clothing as a Team Leader and Trunk Keeper.

Premier of the Spring 2015 line

Sunday February 1, 3-5PM
Monday February 2, 10AM-Noon and 6-8PM
11 Okatie Road
Bluffton
RSVP RobynS@matildajaneclothing.com

Trunk Show

Thursday February 5, 10AM-1PM
by appointment in The Landings – Savannah
Please contact Robyn for an appointment via email at RobynS@matildajaneclothing.com

TO BOOK or attend a show near you, email RobynS@matildajaneclothing.com

Robyn Shirley, Team Leader and Trunk Keeper #124, Bluffton, SC, RobynS@matildajaneclothing.com Robyn Shirley is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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