SAVANNAH, GA — December 27, 2022 — Caitlyn Rowe with American Veteran Properties has been awarded the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional
Certification by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). This prestigious certification is awarded to real estate professionals who work with current and former military
service members and their families to find housing solutions that serve the unique needs of military life and make the best use of their benefits.

The certification provides NAR’s members with resources to help current and former military service members at any stage of their military career and is an approved
elective for NAR’s Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation.

“I am honored to receive this certification, knowing it is for something so important to me and the company I represent,” said Rowe. “This is an incredible asset to utilize as I work with my clients to find their perfect home.”

In addition to earning the certification, Rowe has also been named the Top-Producing Agent at American Veteran Properties by President and CEO Eric Lukkarinen.

“Caitlyn’s hard work and dedication to her clients here at AVP has been crucial to the success of our team. As a military spouse, she understands the specific needs of the
military community and ensures our clients an easier, faster, and less stressful experience,” said Lukkarinen.

American Veteran Properties is a full-service real estate agency which offers the highest quality advice and support for military members to make the best decision for themselves and their families, in addition to helping military members enjoy homeownership while building and growing personal wealth. 

For more information, please visit, call 912-385-3000, email or visit them on social media.


SAVANNAH, GA. – Dec. 27, 2022 – The Davenport House Museum has rescheduled its annual Harvest Lecture, Bound to the Fire: How Enslaved Chefs Helped Invent American Cuisine to 6:30 p.m. January 24, 2023 at the Second African Baptist Church, located at 123 Houston St. in Savannah. Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz will draw upon archaeological evidence, cookbooks, plantation records, and folklore to present a nuanced discussion of the lives of enslaved plantation cooks from colonial era through emancipation and beyond and how it has shaped American cuisine today.

This Harvest Lecture is free to attend, presented by the Davenport House Museum and sponsored by Gulfstream as a community service and an opportunity for enrichment on topics related to its mission. 

“The completion of the Davenport House’s Urban Enslaved Exhibit is one of the most highly anticipated openings in our museum community and it will open in 2023.  This year ‘s Harvest Lecture offers a lens into the kitchen where the enslaved toiled,” said Director Jamie Credle, “We thank this year’s speaker Dr. Keely Fanto Deetz and Gulfstream for their generous sponsorship of this event.”  

Kelley Fanto Deetz is the Vice President of Collections and Public Engagement at Stratford Hall, and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of African American Studies at U.C. Berkeley. She holds a BA in Africana Studies and History from The College of William & Mary and an MA and Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Deetz partnered with National Geographic to produce the documentary film Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Tumer (National Geographic Channel) and wrote two cover stories for National Geographic’s History magazine. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine, which was named as one of the top ten books on food in 2017 by the Smithsonian Magazine. Her most recent work is on Audible’s The Great Courses on the history of sugar, and her contribution to the forthcoming cookbook California Soul, with celebrity and OWN TV star Chef Tanya Holland and author Alice Walker. 

To reserve a spot at this free lecture, please call 912-236-8097 or email

Davenport House Museum is a property of Historic Savannah Foundation. HSF is a leading nonprofit preservation and cultural institution, which saves buildings, places, and stories that define Savannah’s past, present, and future. The Davenport House was the first property HSF saved.  For more information, please visit,
email or call 912-236-8097.


While the holiday season is a time of celebrations with family and friends, my regular readers will know that winter is not my favorite time of year.  This is partly because of my love of summer and all that it entails, but the primary reason is because of the reduced amount of daylight. So it is no surprise that the holiday season is a time for bringing light to the darkness – literally and symbolically. Many cultures around the world have winter festivals that are in fact celebrations of light.

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SAVANNAH, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 19, 2022 – Family Promise of the Coastal Empire is partnering with Wild Adventures and Kelly Tours to send over thirty families on an all-inclusive trip to the Valdosta amusement park on Dec. 21, 2022. Wild Adventures donated 120 tickets for families in Family Promise’s programs, to enjoy a festive treat of a full day at the park including free meals. Kelly Tours has also joined to provide free transportation for families traveling down to Valdosta and back.  

This partnership is just one of Family Promise’s community connections which help the nonprofit organization support and help families experiencing homelessness. Wild Adventures is a Theme Park, Waterpark and Animal Park with fun for all the family. 

“This partnership is a testament to the loyal and generous community around us. The team at Family Promise is so excited to help facilitate such a fun event for our families,” said Family Promise of the Coastal Empire Executive Director Katrina Bostick. 

Family Promise of the Coastal Empire serves Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. The organization’s mission is to offer help, hope, and hospitality to homeless families with children in our communities. For more information about the organization, please visit For more information about Wild Adventures, please visit  

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I am not a big breakfast person, preferring to ease into the day sustained by black coffee and a glass of water. I was curious how breakfast developed as one of our three square meals a day, so I decided to do a bit of reading on the subject.

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SAVANNAH, GA – December 6, 2022 – Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF) has partnered with another local nonprofit Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) to host a holiday season installment of “Songs and Stories in the Squares,” which will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 14 beginning at Telfair Square located at 121 Barnard St. During this free event Kimberly Newbold, HSF Education & Research Associate and James Finsie, HSF Membership & Fundraising Associate will give a brief presentation about the history of Telfair and Ellis Squares before ending in Savannah City Market with a special collaboration between SVF artists and the Esther F. Garrison School Choir. Hot chocolate will be served by Wright Square Café at Telfair Square.

“We are delighted to partner with the Savannah VOICE Festival again for this joyful community event. It will be a wonderful evening listening to holiday-themed music in our beautiful squares, all the while learning more about Savannah’s rich history.” said HSF CEO & President, Sue Adler.

SVF’s Executive Director, Chad Sonka, and Milnes VOICE Programs Co-Founder and President Maria Zouves will be joined by artists Minghao Liu, Jessica Best, and Kyaunnee Richardson, who will perform seasonal selections in each square. Artists will then join the Garrison School Choir for a selection of classic holiday music at Savannah City Market to finish the event.

“Our team at Savannah VOICE Festival knows the immense value of arts education and appreciation and strives to support all forms of creative collaboration,” said Executive Director Chad Sonka. “We are beyond excited to continue working with partners who share the same mission of community enrichment.”

Savannah VOICE Festival’s holiday outreach events are sponsored in part by Visit Savannah.

For more information about these events and how to get tickets and/or register, visit

Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading nonprofit preservation and cultural institution, saves buildings, places, and stories that define Savannah’s past, present, and future. Following its formation in 1955, the organization started a Revolving Fund to save endangered historic properties, now totaling nearly 410 buildings throughout several of Savannah’s historic districts. HSF continues to build capacity within its operations, secure new financial resources, improve its image and visibility, and increase public policy efforts to protect Savannah’s historic districts. For more information about the work of the Historic Savannah Foundation, visit

Savannah VOICE Festival is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit arts organization in the state of Georgia. The Festival brings classical vocal excellence to the Savannah area through a two-week celebration of concerts, events, and educational presentations during the month of August and throughout the year. Focusing on arts awareness and audience development in the performing arts, it offers music from opera, musical theatre, and popular song. The Savannah VOICE Festival is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Donations are tax-deductible.

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Chloe Davis

Chloe was born and raised in Savannah, GA. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Georgia Southern University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and alumna of the Delta Eta chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. Before joining LFPR, she worked as Project Coordinator at a full funnel creative agency in Atlanta and Social Media Manager for various local organizations. At LFPR, Chloe tracks media coverage, assists in client event coordination, publishes calendar listings, writes press releases, and supports other team members on various accounts. Chloe enjoys kayaking with her family, discovering new coffee shops, and listening to live music whenever she gets the chance.