(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 6, 2015

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES™
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.

**LOCAL NEWS WIRE**

(SAVANNAH, GA) Colonial Group says The Palmetto Pipeline is a Bad Deal for Georgians. Claims over 200 Georgia jobs will be lost, higher gas prices will result after government intrusion into private property: read more: https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/04/05/colonial-group-says-the-palmetto-pipeline-is-a-bad-deal-for-georgia/  

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) announces the sixth annual Night of Champions will be hosted Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Hotel Grand Ballroom. This community celebration distinguishes local organizations that hire and retain differently-abled people, including those with Down syndrome, and recognizes the contributions made by these employees. This year’s Night of Champions will be emceed again by celebrity chef and author, Jamie Deen. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/ldss-announces-night-of-champions-to-honor-differently-abled-working-adults-and-their-employers/

(SAVANNAH, GA) As the Port of Savannah begins to deepen the ship channel, Port Ministry is deepening their commitment to spirituality, traditional values, and ecumenical relations.   Join Port Ministry for Sundays on Thursdays on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. at International Seaman’s House On Washington Square, 25 Houston Street,  Savannah, Georgia.  For more information please call 912-234-2438.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, announces that Lauren Dingus has joined the firm as its web and graphics designer. Her duties include directing creative projects for clients and managing the Speros company website, blog and social media presence. For more information, please visit speros.com

(HOSPICE SAVANNAH) Walking to Age Well. http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/27/walking-to-age-well/?_php=true&_type=blogs&module=BlogPost-Title&version=Blog%20Main&contentCollection=Health&action=Click&pgtype=Blogs®ion=Body&gwh=17BBFEAF93A9F6A030B14960A7BDA1B9&gwt=pay&_r=0

(SAVANNAH, GA) A new tax supporting Georgia transportation may affect Savannah’s tourism. HB 170 levies a new tax of $5 per room, per night on all lodging establishments statewide effective July 1st. The ramifications of this new tax may affect group, convention and business travel, leisure travel and Savannah’s lodging properties; as well as restaurants, retailers, attractions and tours that could suffer from a decrease in visitor traffic. At this point, a veto by Gov. Nathan Deal is the only way to stop this from becoming law. Please call 404.656.1776 and share your opinion.

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE is offering free webinars to help small small businesses. On April 9 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm the webinar will be Startup 101: Executing Your Idea. To learn more and to register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/du3zythx300q&eom

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) Do Georgia Business Owners Truly Have The Right To Refuse Service? http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/blog/do-georgia-business-owners-truly-have-the-right-to-refuse-service

(SAVANNAH, GA) Blessingdales opened their second thrift store on Thursday, March 26, with a ribbon cutting followed by shopping in the new store. The thrift store is helping to create new jobs, inspire entrepreneurship, and cultivate good work ethic for residents of The Living Vine Christian Maternity Home through their job internship program. Hours will be open MondaySaturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. For more information about The Living Vine or Blessingdales, call 912.352.9998, or visit TheLIvingVine.org.

(FORBES)  6 Lessons Dogs Can Teach You About Office Politics
http://www.forbes.com/sites/robasghar/2015/03/31/6-lessons-dogs-can-teach-you-about-office-politics/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Two nonprofits, The Ogeechee and Savannah Riverkeepers have jointly announced a coalition to oppose the planned Palmetto Pipeline.  The campaign is called Push Back The Pipeline.  To learn more visit Push Back The Pipeline on Face Book (https://www.facebook.com/pushbackthepipeline) or email: pushbackpalmetto@gmail.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Learn to become an advocate for change in your community. LIFE Disability Resource Center for Southeast Georgia is offering a 1 day class on April 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the LIFE Conference Room. For more information, visit http://www.lifecil.com/about-us/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia was selected to pilot the latest curriculum for middle school girls, Heart & Sole, during the spring season of 2015 prior to the launch for the fall 2015 season.  The program will replace Girls on Track, the current program for this age group. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/girls-on-the-run-of-coastal-georgia-implements-heart-sole-program-for-fall-of-2015-season/

(WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST)  Tours of the beaches and creeks of Ossabaw Island are being offered by Wilderness Southeast.  Motoring past an historic Civil War Fort and winding between lush walls of bright green marsh grass, this tour combines natural and human history of coastal salt marsh with the wild beauty of Ossabaw Island. To reserve your spot, call  912-236-8115.

(MASHABLE) 11 Ways to De-stress Based on How Much Time You Can Spare
http://mashable.com/2015/03/31/stress-relief/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah Art Gallery invites the public to meet local artists, painter Dana Richardson and sculptor Dicky Stone.  The opening artists’ reception on Friday, April 10 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive. The show will hang through June 30.  For more information, contact Beth Logan at 912-355-2289 or 912-351-9586.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kenneth Brown Speaks to Savannah State University about Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Listen to the interview at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyEB3lCSFkQ&list=UUdbLJJjrjgotmn9Bkfd5TGQ

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah, GA announces the second talk in the 2015 Inspiring Smiles Series will be held Tuesday, April 14, from noon to 1 p.m. The discussion is titled “Oral DNA and Periodontal Testing.” The talk will take place at Dr. Canfield’s office located at 7360 Skidaway Rd., Suite H2. It is free to attend. To RSVP, call Dr. Canfield at 912-349-0472. Dr. Canfield will also be giving away free oral cancer screenings during the month of April. http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wine, Women, and Shoes will be holding an event to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. The event will be held on Thursday, April 16 from 7pm-10pm and will include a fashion show, fine wines, savory foods, and more. For more information: http://winewomenandshoes.com/savannah

(INC) Barbara Corcoran’s Rule for Building an Innovative Company: Plan to Fail
http://www.inc.com/laura-montini/barbara-corcoran-s-number-one-innovation-rule.html

(SAVANNAH, GA) Val is a female Staffordshire terrier mix who is currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue. Val is of medium weight and she is great with other dogs, cats, and children. To view Val and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Yoga Center’s current commUNITY partner is One Love Animal Rescue, which has “Paws for a Cause” coming up on April 25th at the Foundery Coffee Pub, located at 1313 Habersham St. One Love is now accepting any donations for a raffle to raise money for our four-legged friends.  If you or anyone you know owns a business or an item that you would be willing to donate to One Love, please contact Amy M. Stoltz at (910) 322-0063. Or feel free to drop off items at Savannah Yoga Center, located at 1319 Bull St. in Savannah or 111 Canal St. #101 in Pooler.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Tuesday, April 28, the second lecture in the 2015 Enmark Encourage Health Education Series, “Crossfit, Why and How It Works in Weight Loss,” will be presented by Drew McKenzie, owner and operator with Crossfit Hyperformance. GA Bikes! has been selected as the nonprofit organization to be awarded the $2,000. Attendance is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required at Healthy Savannah’s website, http://healthysavannah.org/event-signup-form-crossfit/.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young, CEO and President of Carriage Trade PR, Inc. served as a panelist for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) regional conference on Saturday, March 28. The conference, “Brand Yourself: The Art of Reputation Management,” was one of 10 held across the nation by various chapters. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/local-savannah-pr-firm-ceo-speaks-at-2015-prssa-brand-yourself-regional-conference-held-at-georgia-southern-university/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Professional Maintenance welcomes Brian Hussey to the firm to further develop Savannah’s premier contract maintenance and janitorial service business. Hussey has considerable experience in business development and financial management, having spent 12+ years in financial services industry and 13+ years in local, regional and national business development and relationship management. For more information, visit     https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/savannah-professional-maintenance-appoints-new-general-manager-brian-hussey-joins-fast-growing-service-industry-company

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah offers their annual Camp Aloha that gives children, ages 6-17, the tools they need to cope with the loss of a loved one. The camp will be May 1-3 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon. If you are interested in registering, volunteering and to want to view the camp video, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/Camp_Aloha

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join AWWIN (Assisting Working Women In Need) on Friday May 8, 2015 at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler, GA as they will honor some trailblazing women in our communities. Guests will have the opportunity to meet ten outstanding women leaders in the community as they are honored as the AWWIN Top Ten Working Women Of The Year. To purchase tickets: http://www.awwin.org/content/get-your-2015-tickets-awwin-top-ten-gala

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ogeechee Riverkeeper announces a program for the 10th Anniversary Rivers Rock starring The Accomplices on May 9 from 3:00pm-6:00pm at the Moon River Brewing Company, 21 West Bay Street. www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org or call (866) 942-6222.

(POOLER, GA) The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force will be “Swingin’ in the 40’s” at the annual fundraising gala, The Legacy Ball on May 16 from 6:30pm to 11:00pm at the Mighty Eighth Museum in Pooler.  Tickets are available for $100, and table of 10 are $900.  912.988.1836

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Okefenokee Swamp can now be explored through a photo tour with wilderness Southeast naturalists and international photographic instructor Bill Durrence. The photo tour is on May 12-15 and includes transport to/from Savannah, GA, three nights in State Park cabins, 3 days of canoes and associated equipment, plentiful meals and snacks, all entrance fees and permits and evening critiques. For more information, call 912-236-8115.

(TEST CENSUS) Get counted! 100% digital. It’s the law. Must log on and get counted before the end of May.  www.CENSUS.GOV/2015

(SAVANNAH, GA) The second annual Public Relations Internship and Nonprofit Organizations PR:MIXER will be held Friday, April 24, in Savannah, GA from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Goal is to match up PR Interns and Nonprofits. Any college junior or senior who is majoring in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, and Business Communications is invited to participate. Any nonprofit is invited to participate.  FREE, but students and nonprofit organizations must reserve a seat by Friday, April 17. To RSVP, contact Cynthia Wright at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1776&Itemid=16

(SAVANNAH, GA) Angela Canfield, DDS of Sandfly Family Dental, is now accepting applications for the 2015 Canfield Mouth Shield Program. Local organizations may apply to win custom fit mouth guards in personalized colors for their entire team. Last year, Dr. Canfield donated maroon and white mouth guards to the Benedictine Military School football team, a donation totaling over $9,000 worth of protection equipment. For more information, visit

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