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My next chapter, Ready Set Go Back to School & RBC Heritage

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Today – 🌤️ Partly sunny | 84 🌡️ |💨 South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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Find your style and stick to it.

-Manolo Blahnik

My next chapter…


You might have noticed I haven’t sent a newsletter in over a week. I sent the last newsletter announcing my temporary absence but was told it wasn’t sent out – my mistake. Unfortunately, being a solo entrepreneur, I am without additional journalist help to cover me. Once I obtain more subscribers, I will be adding sponsored content and some limited advertising, enabling the ability to afford a freelance journalist or two.

Anyway, I want to take this opportunity to write about the reason for my absence. I just returned from a trip to our 50th state ( Hawaii,  to readers who slept through American history in grade school). The reason for this trip was to meet my biological siblings for the first time. I was adopted 2 weeks after I was born. I was never curious about my birth mother or my biological father growing up. In my adult years, my curiosity grew and with my mother’s help, we reached out on the internet. I eventually sent my spit to ancestry.com providing my DNA and received a list of possible distant relatives. Years go by, and in May 2020, I received an email from someone who found me on ancestry.com and suggested we might be a match. So, we scheduled a phone call for the following day.

I called the next day and a woman named Michelle answered the phone. We introduced ourselves and then I heard: “I think we are half-siblings …and we shared the same mother”.

After an awkward silence followed by my stuttering and loss of words, I realized this is a real possibility. She also mentioned I have two other siblings. I have 3 half-sisters I didn’t know existed in my 61 years on this planet. Talk about shock and surprise, The mix of emotions over the next several days was like riding a rollercoaster.

We eventually had a zoom call or facetime, I think. I provided a copy of my adoption papers with the name of their mother on the form. Quoting my new sisters: “This is surreal”.

As Covid-19 was starting to peak during that time, we decided to hold off on meeting in person for a while. Well, that time finally happened last week. It was one of the most special moments in my life. To get to know my sisters in person and hear all the family stories and history was so exhilarating, to say the least. The amount of love I feel and share with them is unmeasurable. I wanted the week to last forever. And being in Maui, Hawaii wasn’t bad either.

I am so looking forward to the future get-togethers we will have in store. I am beyond thrilled that I can experience this new chapter in my life with my sisters and their families.

Around Town


Advanced Academics Academy in Pooler continues to grow its unparalleled education programs!
Advanced Academics Academy offers an unparalleled education in the Coastal Empire! Learn more about our full-day, homeschool half days elementary & middle grades, preschool, tutoring, and enrichment classes. Read more.
Advanced Academics Academy in Pooler continues to grow its unparalleled education programs!
Advanced Academics Academy offers an unparalleled education in the Coastal Empire! Learn more about our full-day, homeschool half days elementary & middle grades, preschool, tutoring, and enrichment classes. Read more.
City of Savannah 2022 summer camp registration begins
Weekly youth summer camps beginning on May 31 through the end of July at select locations Read more.
City of Savannah 2022 summer camp registration begins
Weekly youth summer camps beginning on May 31 through the end of July at select locations Read more.
Local band opening for Bon Jovi
Wednesday night, a local Savannah band will get to take the stage at the new Enmarket Arena after winning a contest to open for legendary rock band Bon Jovi. Read more.
Local band opening for Bon Jovi
Wednesday night, a local Savannah band will get to take the stage at the new Enmarket Arena after winning a contest to open for legendary rock band Bon Jovi. Read more.
Ready Set Go Back to School, Inc. 2022 Sponsorship 
Ready Set Go Back to School, Inc. is a collaboration between Savannah Chatham County Public Schools, the City of Savannah, nonprofits, businesses, and churches. Our mission began in 2008 as… Read more.
Ready Set Go Back to School, Inc. 2022 Sponsorship 
Ready Set Go Back to School, Inc. is a collaboration between Savannah Chatham County Public Schools, the City of Savannah, nonprofits, businesses, and churches. Our mission began in 2008 as… Read more.
It is not your birthday but that isn’t stopping Joshydrop from bringing the vibes to El-Rocko
Joshydrop comes from bassist Josh Cook who has been seen around town playing with Reverend Bro Diddley and the Hips, and Chipper Bones. Read more.
It is not your birthday but that isn’t stopping Joshydrop from bringing the vibes to El-Rocko
Joshydrop comes from bassist Josh Cook who has been seen around town playing with Reverend Bro Diddley and the Hips, and Chipper Bones. Read more.

What’s happening


Today

Robinson Treacher Music @ Over Yonder
Get concert info and buy tickets to Robinson Treacher Music’s upcoming concert at Over Yonder in Savannah on Apr 14, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Robinson Treacher Music @ Over Yonder
Get concert info and buy tickets to Robinson Treacher Music’s upcoming concert at Over Yonder in Savannah on Apr 14, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Laiken Love @ Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant
Get concert info and buy tickets to Laiken Love’s upcoming concert at Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant in Savannah on Apr 14, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Laiken Love @ Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant
Get concert info and buy tickets to Laiken Love’s upcoming concert at Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant in Savannah on Apr 14, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Events Archive – Savannah’s Waterfront
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Events Archive – Savannah’s Waterfront
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Hampton Water Presents Bon Jovi
Hampton Water Presents Bon Jovi . Event starts on Wednesday, 13 April 2022 at Enmarket Arena, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Hampton Water Presents Bon Jovi
Hampton Water Presents Bon Jovi . Event starts on Wednesday, 13 April 2022 at Enmarket Arena, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.

Friday

WFPK Presents: Tab Benoit with Lightnin’ Malcolm – Headliners (Louisville, KY)
WFPK Presents: Tab Benoit with Lightnin’ Malcolm – Headliners (Louisville, KY) Hosted By Lightnin Malcolm Official. Event starts on Sunday, 7 August 2022 and happening at Headliners Music Hall, Louisville,… Read more.
WFPK Presents: Tab Benoit with Lightnin’ Malcolm – Headliners (Louisville, KY)
WFPK Presents: Tab Benoit with Lightnin’ Malcolm – Headliners (Louisville, KY) Hosted By Lightnin Malcolm Official. Event starts on Sunday, 7 August 2022 and happening at Headliners Music Hall, Louisville,… Read more.
RBC Heritage – Friday tickets – Harbour Town Golf Links
RBC Heritage – Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, SC Read more.
RBC Heritage – Friday tickets – Harbour Town Golf Links
RBC Heritage – Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, SC Read more.
Drop Kick Turbo
Join us for a great Friday night concert with local band, Drop Kick Turbo! It will be a rockin’ good time!! Tickets are on sale now! Read more.
Drop Kick Turbo
Join us for a great Friday night concert with local band, Drop Kick Turbo! It will be a rockin’ good time!! Tickets are on sale now! Read more.
Red Shoes Run
The Red Shoes Run is on Friday April 15, 2022 to Sunday April 17, 2022. It includes the following events: Red Shoes Run 5K Run/Walk/Stroll, Red Shoes Run Virtual 5K,… Read more.
Red Shoes Run
The Red Shoes Run is on Friday April 15, 2022 to Sunday April 17, 2022. It includes the following events: Red Shoes Run 5K Run/Walk/Stroll, Red Shoes Run Virtual 5K,… Read more.
Jon Lee Murphy @ The Rail Pub
Get concert info and buy tickets to Jon Lee Murphy’s upcoming concert at The Rail Pub in Savannah on Apr 15, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Jon Lee Murphy @ The Rail Pub
Get concert info and buy tickets to Jon Lee Murphy’s upcoming concert at The Rail Pub in Savannah on Apr 15, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Willie Jackson & the Tybee Blues Band
Willie Jackson & the Tybee Blues Band Hosted By Molly McGuires. Event starts on Friday, 15 April 2022 and happening at Molly McGuires, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price… Read more.
Willie Jackson & the Tybee Blues Band
Willie Jackson & the Tybee Blues Band Hosted By Molly McGuires. Event starts on Friday, 15 April 2022 and happening at Molly McGuires, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price… Read more.
Draucker @ Starland Yard
Get concert info and buy tickets to Draucker’s upcoming concert at Starland Yard in Savannah on Apr 15, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Draucker @ Starland Yard
Get concert info and buy tickets to Draucker’s upcoming concert at Starland Yard in Savannah on Apr 15, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.

Saturday

Bektash Easter Eggstravaganza
Bektash Easter Eggstravaganza Hosted By Bektash Shriners of New Hampshire. Event starts on Friday, 31 March 2023 and happening at Bektash Shriners of New Hampshire, Pembroke, NH. Register or Buy… Read more.
Bektash Easter Eggstravaganza
Bektash Easter Eggstravaganza Hosted By Bektash Shriners of New Hampshire. Event starts on Friday, 31 March 2023 and happening at Bektash Shriners of New Hampshire, Pembroke, NH. Register or Buy… Read more.
Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon featuring Ramona + the Riot
Part of the popular Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon concert series, enjoy a performance by Ramona + the Riot! Read more.
Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon featuring Ramona + the Riot
Part of the popular Moon Deck LIVE at Electric Moon concert series, enjoy a performance by Ramona + the Riot! Read more.
THE TRUCKERS BALL
THIS GONNA BE THE BIGGEST 1ST TRUCKER BALL ON THE SOUTHEAST !! Read more.
THE TRUCKERS BALL
THIS GONNA BE THE BIGGEST 1ST TRUCKER BALL ON THE SOUTHEAST !! Read more.

Sunday

Elegant Easter Brunch Cooking Class
Celebrate Easter with a cooking class at The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s 700 Kitchen Cooking School! Read more.
Elegant Easter Brunch Cooking Class
Celebrate Easter with a cooking class at The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s 700 Kitchen Cooking School! Read more.
Easter Cruises on the Savannah Riverboat
Join our family, including the Easter Bunny, for our annual Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise! All your favorite breakfast and lunch entrees will be served on the 1.5-hour brunch cruise. Read more.
Easter Cruises on the Savannah Riverboat
Join our family, including the Easter Bunny, for our annual Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise! All your favorite breakfast and lunch entrees will be served on the 1.5-hour brunch cruise. Read more.
Easter Brunch at Plant Riverside District
Enjoy an elegant Easter Brunch at Plant Riverside District. Read more.
Easter Brunch at Plant Riverside District
Enjoy an elegant Easter Brunch at Plant Riverside District. Read more.

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