(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 3, 2017

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


LDSS CHATHAM’S CAMP BUDDY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will host their ninth annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Chatham County on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Monday, July 10, to Friday, July 21, at Marshpoint Elementary School. Camp times are 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for kids ages 3 – 5 and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. for ages 6 – 9. The curriculum is designed by occupational, physical, special education and speech therapists to bridge the gap created by summer break. Effingham Camp Buddy began earlier in June. For more information, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

FELDER & ASSOCIATES DESIGNS BOUHAN FALLIGANT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates has finished construction of an 18,000-square-foot office building for a new Bouhan Falligant office at One West Park Avenue on the south side of Forsyth Park. The building was built in only nine months and features point-of-use controls for HVAC and dimmable LED lighting. For more information on Felder & Associates, visit www.felderassociates.net

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GA GRADUATES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2017 class of Leadership Southeast Georgia is graduating after five months of training. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program designed to prepare community leaders to effectively promote positive growth and improve the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/class-of-2017.html

$20K DONATED TO ACI
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah artist Jim Cone has presented a $20,000 check to the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center. Cone donated 50 percent of his profits from his first public fine art exhibition, which was held at 24e Design Co. on Broughton Street featuring drawings, paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces. For more information on the artwork, visit https://conecollection.com

STAR BUILDING SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kim Thomas, Director of Operations for the Dewitt Tilton Group of Savannah, Georgia, received certification through the Star Building Systems’ Builder School held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Oklahoma City this June. Star Building Systems offers sophisticated building techniques that guarantee fast construction of quality buildings that are built to last, while also being cost and energy efficient, as well as easy to maintain. The four days of instruction exposed participants to the latest and greatest Star techniques. For more information about the Dewitt Tilton Group, visit: http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com

WANT TO CREATE YOUR OWN APPS?
(INC) Apple Will Teach You How To Code-For Free

https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/want-to-learn-to-create-an-app-apple-will-teach-you-how-to-code-for-free.html?cid=hmside3


SAVANNAH 3-STAR WIDE RECEIVER 
(SPARTAN AVENUE) Benedictine football standout Tyleek Collins has named Michigan State as one of his top choices after he graduates next spring.

https://spartanavenue.com/2017/06/25/michigan-state-football-top-schools-tyleek-collins/


SUCCESSFUL CAMP BUDDY IN EFFINGHAM COUNTY

(EFFINGHAM CO, GA) Effngham County’s Camp Buddy 2017 proved to be a successful week for this year’s campers. Camp Buddy was designed by the Low Country Down Syndrome Society to prevent summer slip back for children with Down Syndrome. This year’s campers had a fun week learning, improving skills and even shopping at the camp’s store! Many campers deemed Camp Buddy the best week of summer. For more information, visit http://www.wtoc.com/story/32317770/good-news-camp-buddy or http://www.wtoc.com/story/35762889/good-news-camp-buddy 

CANFIELD MOUTHSHIELD PROGRAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah dentist Angela Canfield, with Sandfly Family Dental, will donate custom-made mouth guards to the Bethesda Academy football team. Canfield will take impressions of the players’ teeth at Bethesda on July 27. In total, Canfield will donate $19,360 to the football players of Bethesda. The warranty also pays $1,093.75 per injured or replaced tooth and up to a maximum total liability of $35,000 per incident. For more information on the mouth guard program,

MEET THE ARTISTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah Art Gallery is hosting a reception on Thursday, July 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for the newest mixed media show which features works by Liza Crowley Judson, Christina Edwards, and Doris Grieder. The summer show hangs through the end of September and, as always, a portion of sales will help provide the many extra services and programs offered by Hospice Savannah. For more information, visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/ArtGallery

SMALL BUSINESSES GET INTO FILMING
(BIS) Savannah’s film industry is on a roll and local businesses are reaping the rewards. http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-06-21/film-roles-mean-big-bucks-savannah-business

CHARITY DATE NIGHT PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees have chosen 20 of Savannah’s most eligible singles to participate in their fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction being held on Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. at Savannah Smiling Dueling Pianos. The Savannah Jaycees have also chosen six local charities to whom a portion of the proceeds from the auction with be donated. For more information, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2017/06/savannah-jaycees-announce-2017-charity-date-night-participants-auction-be-held-savannah-smiles

ROTARY NAMES INCOMING PRESIDENT AND BOARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah named Nina Gompels, owner and operator of five Savannah area McDonald’s restaurants, as the new president. On Monday, June 26, the Rotary gavel was passed to Gompels from outgoing president Camille Russo, chief financial officer at Alta Innovations. Gompels will be joined on the board by 14 other newly elected members.For more information on the Rotary Club of Savannah, visit www.savrotary.org

TROUBLE COMMUNICATING?

(TIME) Millennials Claim GIFs Can Communicate Better Than Words

http://time.com/4834112/millennials-gifs-emojis/


$21K CHECK DONATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Each year Publix Super Markets Charities holds its “Food For All” campaign during the holiday season. Customers and associates can contribute to the campaign in $1, $3 and $5 increments, and the proceeds are distributed to organizations across America that fight hunger. This year’s donations included a $21,000 check presented to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. For more information, visit: http://www.wjcl.com/article/publix-donates-dollar21000-to-americas-second-harvest/10229255

ENMARKET’S ENCOURAGE HEALTH: HEART HEALTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Robert Rollings presented “Seven Ways Your Heart Health is Linked to a Healthy Lifestyle” at the second lecture of Enmarket’s 2017 Encourage Health Education Series. Rollings is a cardiologist certified in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology who practices at Memorial Savannah Cardiology. During this event, a $1,000 Encourage Health grant was presented to the Savannah Striders for promoting an active lifestyle. Click here to see Dr. Rolling’s presentation: https://youtu.be/sAL_vLCNvhU.  The Savannah Striders was awarded a $1000 Encourage Health grant during the second luncheon and lecture of the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series. To learn more about enmarket or this series, visit: www.enmarket.com

CELEBRATE READING WITH YMCA
(BRUNSWICK, GA) YMCA Hosts Celebrate Reading Day

http://goldenisles.news/news/ymca-hosts-celebrate-reading-day/article_10a5632f-1793-5570-8c9d-0dbd1741be0c.html


CHARGE!

SHARE AND LEARN WITH 1 MILLION CUPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups welcomes Jarrod Haning with MINDSET PERFORMANCE who will be speaking about his organization’s assessment tools to reveal new a set of leadership, productivity, and teamwork tools for clearing the path to run free. This is a 6-10 minute presentation followed by interactive questions and answers between the audience and speaker. 1 Million Cups will be held at Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull Street, Second Floor. Free coffee, easy on-street parking, and no cost to attend. For more information: www.1millioncups.com/savannah

CHAMBER POWER HOUR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Small Business Council announces that the SMART Luncheon Series has been rebranded as the Savannah Area Chamber Power Hour. For more info contact Stephanie Painter, Small Business and Events Manager, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, 912.644.6458 or visit www.SavannahChamber.com

HEALTHY SAVANNAH POWER HOUR 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber Power Hour is Tuesday, July 11, in the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program begin at noon. Paula Kreissler, director of Healthy Savannah and Encourage Health, will present How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle While Working a 9-to-5-Job. $12 for Chamber members only. For details, contact Stephanie Painter at spainter@savannahchamber.com or visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-smart-luncheon-july-11/

SUMMER GADGETS

(INC) 9 Cool Products of the Summer

BOWLAPALOOZA KICKOFF AND AUCTION 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Ambucs will host its sixth Annual Celebrity BOWLAPALOOZA Kickoff Dinner and Auction Event on Wednesday, July 19, from 6-10 pm at The Savannah Golf Club on President Street. This event will be a fun evening with a full buffet dinner, DJ, silent and live suction items and a special presentation of an Amtryke (adaptive bicyle). Tickets are $40 or $350 for a table of 10. All proceeds will support Savannah Ambucus programs for people with different abilities. For more information, visit the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1784632051848208/?active_tab=about

LEARN HOW TO USE QUICKBOOKS ONLINE 
(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on July 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Developed for beginners and prospective users, this course provides a hands-on approach to learning the features and functions available to QuickBooks online users. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/july-25th-quickbooks-online-statesboro/ 

SURVIVING THE STREET
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Nine percent of runaway youth in a non-random sample of over 1,600 youth reported engaging in survival sex at some point in their lives. Survival sex includes the exchange of sex for shelter, food, drugs, or other subsistence needs. Having a safe place for youth to find shelter is so important. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON 
(BLUFFTON, S.C.) The Ladies Lowcountry Luncheon – Summer Session will be held in Bluffton at the Hampton Lakes Lakehouse on July 28 by Aunt Laurie’s. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowcountry-ladies-luncheon-summer-session-tickets-35372967498

TURTLE HATCHING

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Beachside Turtle-Hatching Experience: Ossabaw Island Loggerhead Turtle Overnight Trip is August 4 – 6, 2017. www.ossabawisland.net .

SAVANNAH PR FIRM AWARDS INTERNSHIP 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC. are pleased to announce that Amanda Gall has been selected as an intern for the summer of 2017. Gall is a Savannah native and is currently attending Georgia Southern University as a junior. She is pursuing a degree in public relations with a minor in hospitality management.  Gall will work closely with the Visibility Team to gain invaluable experience as a public relations practitioner. To learn more about our internships, visit www.carriagetradepr.com

HANK AARON NEEDS A HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hank Aaron is a 3 month old white and grey male siamese kitten currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue. He was rescued along with his mom and siblings from Effingham Co. Animal Control. To view Hank, his siblings, and other pets for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-045-hank-aaron/

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