(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 19, 2016

CECILIA RUSSO’S 2016 BIG WIG CAMPAIGN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo announces her participation in the 2016 Big Wig Campaign for the Susan G. Komen Society of Coastal GA. Russo aims to honor Kelly Burke, Paulina Tawil, Amy Phillips Toler, Kathy Cottrell Moore, Anne McDonough Adams and Stephanie Aliotta Coomer through her campaign. It will also be in loving memory of Gloria Turner Fischer and Marolyn Tyler Lasuzzo. Please consider donating to her campaign at http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/TR/BIgWig/SAV_CoastalGeorgiaAffiliate?px=4890113&pg=personal&fr_id=6683

 

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY HOSTED OPEN HOUSE TO SHOWCASE NEW CUTERA LASER 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology, invited patients and guests to learn more and see demonstrations of the new Cutera Lasers. Cutera and Dysport representatives were on hand, along with the Howington staff, to answer questions and demonstrate the products. The Savannah practice is the first in the area to offer Cutera laser treatments for hair removal and vascular conditions. For more information about this new laser, visit http://www.lcderm.com
ST. ANDREWS NAMED BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL BY SAVANNAH MAGAZINE
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Andrew’s School is pleased to be selected as the Best Private School in Savannah by the readers of Savannah Magazine for the 2016 Best of Savannah. Inspiring young people, age 3 through grade 12, St. Andrew’s is an International Baccalaureate World School. For more information, visit www.saintschool.com
LDSS ANNOUNCES STRATTON LEOPOLD AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR 11TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society has announced Stratton Leopold as the Grand Marshal for the 11th annual Buddy Walk on Oct. 1. Leopold is a film producer and ice cream shop owner from Savannah. He will lead the one-mile march at the event. The Buddy Walk will begin on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/ldss-announces-stratton-leopold-grand-marshal-11th-annual-savannah-buddy-walk/

TAKE THIS SURVEY TO HELP FACILITATE BETTER BIKING IN GEORGIA

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia Department of Transportation and Georgia Bikes is developing an action plan aimed at increasing safety for people who bike, and need your help to under the challenges. Click on this link to fill out the survey, https://www.georgiabikes.org/blog/481-survey-ga-bicycle-safety-action-plan?mc_cid=5a11bfbddf&mc_eid=08fa9719ff

EMPOWERING FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS

(INC) Women Entrepreneurs Are Crushing it in 2016
http://www.inc.com/quora/women-entrepreneurs-are-crushing-it-in-2016.html

SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE UNVEILS NEW LOGO

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance (SFA) is pleased to debut its new logo, developed by Ray Jacobs of Tytan Creates. The emblem is intended to provide a strong brand statement to the film industry about SFA’s mission in promoting the Savannah area film community and will serve as a symbol of pride and ownership for SFA members. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-film-alliance-unveils-new-logo-developed-newly-appointed-creative-director-ray-jacobs/

ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH AIDS SAVANNAH TREE FOUNDATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) The most recent Enmarket Encourage Health Education program included a $1,000 check presentation to the Savannah Tree Foundation, a 33-year-old nonprofit organization aiming to protect all trees in Savannah and Chatham County. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/healthy-savannah-enmarket-present-1000-encourage-health-grant-savannah-tree-foundation/

SAVANNAH SURGERY CENTER OFFERS FREE P.A.D SCREENINGS FOR PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of September being Peripheral Arterial Disease P.A.D awareness month, Savannah Surgery Center will once again be offering free screening days for those who may be at-risk of the disease. The screenings will take place at the Savannah Surgery Center, located at 5105 Paulsen St. Suite C-140, on Friday, Sept. 30 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This is the third year Savannah Surgery Center has held this screening event for the public. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-surgery-center-offers-free-p-d-screenings-peripheral-arterial-disease-awareness-month/

IT’S NOT WHAT YOU SAY, IT’S HOW YOU SAY IT

(BUSINESS INSIDER) 11 Horrible Body Language Habits
http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-body-language-mistakes-job-seekers-make-2016-9

SAVANNAH JAYCEES PRESENT ALMOST $2,000 TO 11 LOCAL NONPROFITS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees presented 11 local nonprofit organizations with almost $2,000 on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the Savannah Tap House. The money was raised during the Jaycees’ Third Annual Charity Date Night Auction, where the participants chose local charities to donate 50 percent of their winnings. To learn more visit, http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-jaycees-present-almost-2000-11-local-nonprofit-organizations/ 

SAVANNAH BASED FILM COMPANY, SILVER LINE FILMS, ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Silver Line Films, LLC has announced it is set to begin production of a new independent feature film, “Take 2 For Faith,” an inspirational drama starring Patrick Muldoon, Deana Carter, Nia Sioux, Dallas Lovato, Aaron O’Connell and Joel Rush; and directed by Nancy Criss. Janelle Arthur, Top 5 finalist on American Idol and 16 time Grand Ole Opry performer, will be portraying the lead role of Faith Winters in the film. Written by Jason Usry and Kenneth Lemm and produced by Savannahian Chris Helton with Gabrielle Evans Fields, “Take 2 For Faith” is the inspiring story of a Nashville country music legend who seeks refuge in her rural Texas hometown following a public fall from grace. For more information on Silver Line Films, visit http://silverlinetv.com/

SCCPSS PARTNERS WITH COPE TO PROVIDE HEALTHY FOODS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Students and Faculty at Beach High School partner with COPE to provide healthy foods for Beach parents and staff every first Thursday of the month. COPE (Childhood Obesity Prevention + Education) stands by a threefold approach to combating childhood obesity and behavioral health. They offer education and prevention programs to parents and caregivers. To learn more about their efforts, visit http://www.copeforchange.org

YMCA RECEIVES GIFT FROM GEORGIA-PACIFIC SAVANNAH GYPSUM
(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia received a $2,000 reward from Georgia-Pacific Savannah Gypsum. The contribution will provide financial assistance to the Y readers program that serves five urban elementary schools in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School District. To learn more, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/ymca-receives-gift-from-georgia-pacific-savannah-gypsum/
“HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE FEDERAL GOV’T” SEMINAR ON SEPT. 21

(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Business Development Center will be hosting a seminar on “How to do Business With the Federal Government” on Wednesday, September 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. This will take place at Business Innovation Group, Georgia Southern University City Campus, 58 East Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458. They will also be hosting a workshop called “All About Certifications” on Thursday, September 22, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.This event will be held at Small Business Resource Center at 111 E. Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401. The cost to attend both is $30 each and space is limited. To register, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/southern-coastal or call 912-651-3200 for questions. 

BEST OF SAVANNAH PARTY ON SEPT. 22

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Magazine presents the “Best of Savannah” party, themed “Havannah Nights”, to be on Thursday, September 22 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Get tickets at www.bestofsavannah2016.eventbrite.com

SCCPSS IS HOSTING FOUR INFORMATION SESSIONS ON TEACHING WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE ON SEPT. 22

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is hosting “The Alternative Pathway to Teaching” information sessions on Thursday, September 22. These sessions will be located at the Whitney Complex, 2 Laura Avenue, Savannah GA. The times for the sessions are 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m, and 6:00 p.m. All participants must pre-register at http://www.teachsavannah.com

BEST OF SAVANNAH PARTY ON SEPT. 22

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Magazine presents the “Best of Savannah” party, themed “Havannah Nights”, to be on Thursday, September 22 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Get tickets at www.bestofsavannah2016.eventbrite.com

SCCPSS IS HOSTING FOUR INFORMATION SESSIONS ON TEACHING WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE ON SEPT. 22

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is hosting “The Alternative Pathway to Teaching” information sessions on Thursday, September 22. These sessions will be located at the Whitney Complex, 2 Laura Avenue, Savannah GA. The times for the sessions are 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m, and 6:00 p.m. All participants must pre-register at http://www.teachsavannah.com

PURCHASE A NEW BIKE AT THE SAVANNAH BICYCLE CAMPAIGN BIKE SALE ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 25

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Bicycle Campaign will be hosting its annual bike sale on Sunday, September 25 at the headquarters, 1301 Lincoln St. Purchasing a bike will benefit affordable transportation to those in need and will aid in The Savannah Bicycle Campaign making a positive impact in people’s lives. To learn how to make a difference, visit http://bicyclecampaign.org/new-standard-cycles/volunteer-with-new-standard-cycles/?mc_cid=5a11bfbddf&mc_eid=08fa9719ff

HORIZONS SAVANNAH HOSTS GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS ON SEPT. 30

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah will host the “Grab a Bag for Kids” event on Friday, September 30 at the Savannah Golf Club. This event will feature designer purses to be auctioned off and a lunch for guests. The auction begins at 11:00 a.m. and the lunch starts at noon. The cost is $30/person or $300 for a table ten. For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.

LIFE POPCORN AND MOVIE PEER SUPPORT SOCIAL ON SEPT. 22

(Savannah, GA) Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), Inc. will be hosting a Popcorn and a Movie Peer Support Social, Thursday, September 22nd, from 1:00 – 3:30 pm, in LIFE’s conference room located at 5105 Paulsen Street, Ste. 143-B. We will enjoy the movie, Extraordinary Measures, which is based on events in the life of John Crowley and his family, and dramatizes the father’s quest to find a cure for Pompe disease, a relatively rare genetic condition that afflicts two of his three children. For additional information, contact Jessica Mathis at 912.920.2414, jmathis@lifecil.com or visit www.lifecil.com

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION KEYS

(FORBES) 6 Ways Personal Branding is Your Secret Weapon
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2016/09/05/6-ways-personal-branding-is-your-seo-secret-weapon/#285d56653863

DAVENPORT HOUSE HOSTS “YELLOW FEVER IN SAVANNAH 1820” THIS OCT.
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House will host “Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820” on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the month of October. In 1820, the city of Savannah experienced a widespread outbreak of yellow fever. The Davenport House will recreate the epidemic and pay special emphasis on Savannah’s first female physician, Mary Lavinder. Guests will walk through the candlelit house and see the fat and experiences that affected half the city first hand. These reenactments will take place on Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $22 in advance and $25 at the door, reservations are recommended due to limited space. For more information visit, www.DavenportHouseMuseum.org
A RELAXING JOY RIDE THROUGH YOGA AND COLORING OCT. 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) Yoga & Coloring Meditation Workshop: KALI theme with Kelley Boyd on Sat, Oct 1 at 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, a joy ride for the body and soul! You will harness and embrace your inner warrior through a powerful and grounding yoga practice suitable for students of all levels. Expect creative sequencing of strong standing postures, mind sharpening balance postures leading to a cool down and a deep relaxation. Nurturing follows your yoga practice as you settle into stillness with a color meditation (designs will be provided) while Kelley leads you through the magical & mythical story of Kali’s Birth, Death and Rebirth. Full details at http://savannahyoga.com/workshops

BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH TO HOLD “THE FOUR SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC” OCT. 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dr. Allen Hunt will speak at The Blessed Sacrament located at 1003 E. Victory Drive, Saannah, GA 31405. The presentation will be presented by Dynamic Catholic on “The Four Signs: Incredible Possibilities for Your Life and Your Parish.” Guests will leave with a personal plan to help them become the best versions of themselves. Dr. Hunt is a nationally recognized speaker and best-selling author. Register at http://cart.dynamiccatholic.com/The-Four-Signs-Savannah-GA-p/fs100116.htm

UNDERSTANDING THE ‘GAME’ CAN HELP YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

(INC) 5 Tips for Powerful PR in the Digital Age
http://www.inc.com/thehartford/five-tips-for-powerful-pr-in-the-digital-age.html

#GETYOURGREEKON AT SAVANNAH’S 66TH ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL OCT. 6-8

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. The 66th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit http://www.savannahgreekfest.com

HUGS HOSTS HALLOWEEN PARTY AND COSTUME CONTEST ON OCT. 21

(SAVANNAH, GA) HUGS, Heads-Up Guidance Services, will host the 2016 BOO BASH Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 21 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post on Bull Street. The night will be filled with music, dancing, a costume contest, a 50/50 raffle, food specialties by local chefs, and more. Guest must be 21 and over to attend, the cost is $35/person and tables of 8 can be reserved for $280. For more information visit, http://www.headsupsavannah.org

HOSPICE SAVANNAH GOLF TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCED FOR OCT. 24

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament presented by USI Insurance Services will be held on Monday, Oct. 24 at the Landings Club’s Plantation Course. The Driving Range and lunch will begin at noon. A four-man scramble (captain’s choice) will begin at 1:15 p.m. with a shotgun start. The fees are $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome. All proceeds benefit Hospice Savannah. For more information, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/Golf/

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF GREATER SAVANNAH HOSTS 2016 DOG LOVERS’ WALK ON NOV. 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Humane Society of Greater Savannah will host the 2016 Dog Lovers’ Walk on Saturday, November 12 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The 1.5-mile walk will take place at Messiah Luthern Church, 1 West Ridge, Savannah, GA 31411. To learn more and register, visit http://www.humanesocietysav.org/

COASTAL PET RESCUE INTRODUCES MITCHELL

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Mitchell, a golden retriever mix looking for his forever home. Mithcell is a large lovable dog that is good with cats and children. Stop by the Coastal Pet Rescue and consider taking this guy home to be your next pet. For more information on Mitchell, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-d-360-mitchell/

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