(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, December 5, 2015

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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ENMARKET AWARDED 2016 CATALYST RECOGNITION BY CSP MAGAZINE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, (formerly Enmark) is pleased to announce it has been recognized for extraordinary leadership in the convenience store and retail petroleum industry. The Savannah-based company received the 2016 Catalyst award in Foodservice by CSP Magazine at the 2016 Outlook Leadership Conference held Nov. 9-11 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Matt Clements, director of marketing, accepted the award in recognition of his development of Enmarket’s rebranded image and for leading its “Enrich Life!” program. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/enmarket-receives-catalyst-award-csp-magazine-entrepreneurial-leadership/

ST. ANDREW’S SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNOUNCES DR. KELLY WALDRON AS NEXT HEAD OF SCHOOL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The St. Andrew’s School Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kelley Waldron as the next Head of School for St. Andrew’s. After serving as Interim Head of School for the past several months, Dr. Waldron received unanimous support from both the Head of School Search Committee and the Board of Trustees. Dr. Waldron has been a part of the St. Andrew’s community since 2002. In that time, she has served as Director of Admissions, Academic Dean of the Upper School, Director of Studies, International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Lower School Head, teacher, mentor and so much more. For more information, visit https://saslions.com/

CHARLES BOWEN OF SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE CREDITS MOVING INCENTIVE FOR LOCAL FILM INDUSTRY BOOM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Right now in Savannah, there are five movie crews and two TV crews – all of which need workers. Savannah Film Alliance’s Charles Bowen credits the new moving incentive for drawing skilled crew members to the Hostess City to help with production needs. For more information, visit http://www.wtoc.com/story/33726835/5-movies-2-tv-shows-filming-in-savannah-are-incentives-working

A CUT ABOVE THE REST

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SAVANNAH COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL NAMED TOP SCHOOL IN SAVANNAH AND GEORGIA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Country Day School has been ranked #8 for 2017 Best Private High Schools, according to Niche.com. SCDS is the only school outside of Atlanta in the Georgia Top Ten Schools, and no other school in Savannah made the top 50. To see all the results, visit

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY HOLDING DONATION DRIVE FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Low Country Dermatology will hold a holiday donation drive to collect needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire and to help stock a “holiday store” for families of the RMHC. The practice will accept donations through 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19. For details on wishlist items and the donations being accepted, visit

Dr. Howington and her family presenting last year’s holiday donation to Bill Sorochak
SANDFLY MARKET PLACE TO HOST FUNDRAISER FOR SAVANNAH HOMELESS VETERANS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Market Place will host a holiday fundraising soirée benefitting The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center for Savannah Homeless Veterans. The market will be collecting needed supplies that will be donated directly to the medical center. The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at 8511 Ferguson Ave., Savannah. For details on wish list items and the donations being accepted, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/sandfly-market-place-to-host-fundraiser-for-savannah-homeless-veterans/

SAM HUBBARD OF COASTAL DIVORCE ADVISORS PROFILE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sam Hubbard, MBA, CFA, CDFA, Principal of Coastal Divorce Advisors, LLC, has been featured in Business in Savannah’s weekly profile series. Since 80-85% of a divorce is about the financials, Sam believes it will become common practice to include a divorce financial planner on the divorce team. Learn more at

COPE TO HOLD FREE “GIRLS ON THE RISE” 12-WEEK PROGRAM BEGINNING DECEMBER 7

(SAVANNAH, GA) COPE will host a new, free 12-week program for girls ages 14-16 called “Girls on the Rise” beginning Wednesday, December 7. In a judgement-free space, a group of 8-15 girls will cover issues such as bullying, dysfunctional eating patterns, feelings of exclusion, and social pressures. For more information, visit http://www.copeforchange.org/upcoming-events/

ANIMAL DRAWINGS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Animal Drawings by Shannon Lancaster: https://www.facebook.com/Lady-Lancaster-116329085074152/?fref=ts

1 MILLION CUPS YEAR END SCHEDULE AND SOCIAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups, the weekly meeting place for Savannah’s startups to get inspired and share ideas – fueled by great minds and local coffee, will host presenters each Wednesday 9-10a through December 14th. The traditional format of 2 presenters each Wednesday morning will begin again on January 4th. Location: Creators’ Foundry. http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah

CHANGING THE WORLD

(FORBES) When A Small Business Get Organized
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THE SAVANNAH BICYCLE CAMPAIGN PRESENTS BATTLE OF THE BIKES REPAIR RELAY RACE DEC. 9
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Bicycle Campaign will present the Battle of the Bikes on December 9 starting at 5:30 p.m. hosted by Southbound Brewing Co. The best local mechanics will go head-to-head in a bicycle repair relay race. All reconditioned bikes will be donated to Blessings in a Bookbag. $20 includes beer, food, and prizes – with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. For more information, visit http://bicyclecampaign.org/event/battle-of-the-bikes-2/
SAVANNAH TREE FOUNDATION TO PLANT 4,000TH TREE AT HUNTER ARYM AIRFIELD ON DEC. 10

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tree Foundation is partnering with Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Michael Squires for a community tree planting on Saturday, December 10, beginning at 9:00 am at Hunter Army Airfield. At this tree planting event, the Savannah Tree Foundation will plant the 4,000th tree in its 34 year history. Volunteers will plant over 50 native hardwood trees in addition to a longleaf pine restoration field, quickly surpassing the 4,000 tree milestone. Trees will be planted in a high-traffic mixed use area on base. Bordered by military operations, this area is used as a recreation area by families and a training ground by soldiers. For more information, visit www.savannahtree.com

SAVANNAH JAYCEES ANNOUNCE FLANNEL AND FROST HOLIDAY PARTY TO BENEFIT PARK PLACE OUTREACH ON DEC. 10

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees announce the Flannel and Frost Holiday Party to be held on Saturday, December 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Savannah Jaycees’ Hut, located at 101 Atlas Street. Guests will enjoy a hot cocoa bar, s’mores station, as well as, dinner and drinks. There will also be live entertainment to include “carol-oke” where everyone is invited to perform their favorite holiday songs. There is a suggested $10 donation for nonmembers; guests are also encouraged to bring a wish-list item for Park Place Outreach. To RSVP for the party and to submit a donation, visit

HOSPICE SAVANNAH GOLF TOURNAMENT RESCHEDULED FOLLOWING HURRICANE MATTHEW CLEAN UP DEC. 12
(SAVANNAH, GA) Now that post-hurricane clean up is completed, Hospice Savannah has confirmed that the date for the rescheduled golf tournament is Monday, December 12 at the Landings Club’s Plantation course. The tournament is presented by USI Insurance Services, and proceeds will support Savannah Hospice. For more information or to register, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/Golf/
SAVANNAH AREA CHAMBER HOLDS 6TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY OYSTER ROAST DEC. 15
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with its emerging professionals council, LaunchSAVANNAH, will host its 6th Annual Holiday Oyster Roast Business Connection on Thursday, December 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Held on the Westin’s River Lawn, this event will feature food, live entertainment, beverages, and networking with hundreds of the Savannah area’s business professionals. $10 for members and $25 for member guests. To register, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=22
DAVENPORT HOUSE MUSEUM TO HOLD HOLIDAY EVENING TOURS BY CANDLELIGHT ON DEC. 26

(SAVANNAH, GA) Davenport House Museum will hold holiday evening tours by candlelight from Monday, December 26 through Friday, December 30 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The tours will include music from the early 19th century, short bread and cider tastings in the garden, the story of early 19th century holiday celebrations from trained docents, and a period dancing demonstration. For more information, visit http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/category/events/

NOT ENOUGH STORAGE

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SAINT PETER’S TO HOLD CHARITY SHOPPING BOUTIQUE AND SPRING PLANT SALE ON FEB. 15
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will hold the Market at 3 West Ridge charity shopping boutique and spring plant sale from Wednesday, February 15 through Friday, February 17. All proceeds from door admissions, plant sales, the luncheon, sponsor donations, and 15 percent of vendor sales will be donated to Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club and Horizons Savannah. For more information, visit http://www.stpeterssavannah.org/the-market-at-3-west-ridge.html

NEED A NEW BUDDY?

(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Buddy is one smart 6 year old! He loves his doggie door, knows how to sit and stay, and gets off of the bed when you ask. He is calm and does well in the car. Buddy loves to play with other dogs, but cats are a bit of a mystery to him. His foster mother gave her highest accolades, so we’re sure he would make a great companion. View Buddy’s profile: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-d-441-buddy-2/

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