(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, October 20, 2017

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SOUTHERN MOTORS ACURA GRAND OPENING CAR GIVEAWAY RESULTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Southern Motors Acura held the grand opening of their new dealership at 102 Park of Commerce Dr. on Chatham Parkway. As part of the celebration, one visitor went home with a free two-year lease on a new Southern Motors Acura ILX. The new outlet, with a 32,000-square-foot showroom, will offer new and used car sales and customer service while Southern Motors’ current location, which has been on Broughton Street for 88 years, will continue to provide service for downtown customers. For more information, visit www.southernmotorsacura.com

Southern Motors Acura Grand Opening Car Giveaway

Southern Motors Acura Grand Opening Car Giveaway


NEW POOLER LOCATION FOR PLASTIC SURGEON DR. MOST 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Daniel Most, a Savannah-based plastic surgeon, announces plans to cut the ribbon on the Most Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery office in Pooler. This Pooler location will allow Dr. Most to see patients in the West Chatham area on Wednesdays of every week.  Dr. Most will cut the ribbon on Wednesday, November 29 at 11 a.m at 114 Canal St., Suite 102, in the Savannah Acupuncture and Wellness building. The public is invited to join Dr. Most and his staff for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. This event will also celebrate Dr. Most’s fifth anniversary of private practice in the greater Savannah area. For more information, contact Dr. Most at 912-303-6678 or visit online at www.mostplasticsurgery.com

DEC 1, STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS * L I V E
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 5th Annual State of State of Small Business will be livestreamed, Friday, Dec. 1, at noon. Reports will be issued by 10 area experts who have three minutes each to present their information on measurable benchmarks relating to Savannah’s small business community. A panel of small business owners will then discuss the implications of the data. The event is free to watch online at: https://stagefront.eduvision.tv/Default.aspx

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PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE’S SANTA’S WORKSHOP

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive plans to host “Santa’s Workshop” from 2-5 p.m.on Saturday, Dec. 9, for local families. The event will be free of charge and will take place at the Peacock Auto Mall. Guests will enjoy photos with Santa Claus, gingerbread cookie decorating, a hot chocolate bar and free hot dogs. There will also be a toy collection drive benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry. For more information, please visit www.peacockautomall.com or Peacock Auto Mall’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PeacockAutoMall/

Peacock Automotive Presents Santa's Workshop

Peacock Automotive Presents Santa’s Workshop


10 THINGS PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTISM
(SAVANNAH, GA) With 1 in 68 children and 1 in 44 boys, 1% of USA population has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the below list will help parents identify signs and symptoms of autism.  To read a modified modified excerpt from Ron Sandison‘s blog, 10 Things Teachers should know about Autism, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/ten-things-parents-know-autism/.The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism as part of the ADVANCE Academy. For more information visit http://www.matthewreardon.org/

PUTTING HUNGER OUT OF BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) What does hunger in coastal Georgia look like? It’s a mother of three, juggling multiple jobs to afford daycare and feed her children; an elderly man living on social security and attempting to pay for the expensive, life-saving medicines he needs to survive; a child struggling to concentrate in class after eating a candy bar for breakfast. Mary Jane Crouch, executive director of Second Harvest, wrote an article about the facts surrounding hunger in our area, and what programs Second Harvest has set up to help end this crisis. Visit http://savannahnow.com/accent/2017-11-09/put-hunger-out-business to read the article.

AUTISM GIVING DAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) #GivingDay Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Your donation enables children to master the challenges of autism.  Since 2000, hundreds of children have attended Matthew Reardon Center for Autism ADVANCE Academy, southeast Georgia’s only accredited, year-round day school for children diagnosed with autism and similar developmental delays. Annual per student cost is approx. $34,500; to ensure that every child who needs to attend is financially able to do so, annual tuition is set at $9,350.  Every student at ADVANCE Academy receives the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (SB10).  PLEASE DONATE HERE: https://matthewreardon.networkforgood.com/projects/39043-unlocking-potential

HORSES CAN HELP WITH SPECIAL CHALLENGES
(FAITH EQUESTRIAN) Did you know that horses at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center can help children with autism, and other special challenges such as Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and developmental delay? For more information, please visit http://www.faithetc.org/about/

JUNKLUGGERS ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, Savannah’s eco-friendly and caring alternative to traditional junk removal, is holding a food drive to benefit America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia food bank. During November, Hess and his wife, Misty, who is also his business partner, will be asking customers to participate by donating non-perishable foods at the time of service. They hope to raise $2,400 and collect 15,000 food items. For more information, visit www.junkluggers.com. The JunkLuggers Logo

REWARDING EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE
(INC) How to reward one employee without alienating the others.https://www.inc.com/magazine/201711/sheila-marikar/rewarding-employee-performance.html

NATIONAL AMBUCS ELECTS PRESIDENT FROM SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kevin Sheehan, a local businessman and former president of Savannah AMBUCS, was elected to serve as president for the National AMBUCS organization during their recent convention in Osage Beach, Mo. Sheehan’s term, which began in October, runs for one year. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/savannah-man-elected-national-president-of-ambucs/

NEW CHILDREN’S SAVANNAH-BASED BOOK, BY LOCAL AUTHOR MAXINE PINSON, DUE TO ARRIVE IN LATE NOVEMBER

(SAVANNAH, GA) “Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah” is a laugh-out-loud children’s book with valuable life lessons to be learned. Written by local author Maxine Pinson, author of “Lowcountry Delights Cookbook and Travel Guide” (co-authored with her daughter Malyssa), “Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah” is expected to be available in late November–just in time for Christmas shopping. A “Sammy the Squirrel” coloring sheet will be included with each book ordered, as long as the limited supply lasts. For complete details and ordering information, go to “How to Order Book Online” link at www.sammyandgrammy.comand follow the directions. 


SOUTHERN SOUL SURVIVORS MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH DONATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Southern Soul Survivors, a non-profit organization in Savannah, recently donated new back packs to an entire class at East Broad Elementary. The bags were filled with school supplies, toys, crayons, personal hygiene products, and more. The organization keeps their mission simple, “to help others,” and works in collaboration with other non-profit groups to make a difference for those in need. To volunteer your time, make a donation, or learn more about Southern Soul Survivors, visit http://southernsoulsurvivors.org/

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JAYCEES ON POLICE DE-MERGER
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees will host a press conference with other community partners and leaders on Monday, November 20 at 1 p.m., Police Headquarters, 201 Habersham St. to express disapproval of the de-merging of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department. For more information on the Savannah Jaycees, visit http://savannahjaycees.com/

DIVORCE IS ABOUT MAKING GOOD FINANCIAL DECISIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) While you’re in the midst of a divorce, you’re going to have to weigh a lot of financial choices while dealing with the weight of strong emotions. You can minimize emotional stress by anticipating what decisions you have to make and understanding what’s involved in making them.  Sam Hubbard, the principal of Coastal Divorce Advisors, LLC, wrote an article on making good financial decisions in a divorce.  To read it, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-11-15/hubbard-divorce-about-making-good-financial-decisions#

PROTECT CONSTRUCTION SITES DURING HURRICANE SEASON
(SAVANNAH, GA) The past few hurricane seasons have not been kind to Savannah, and they can be especially hard on local construction sites. Irma came and went, but local construction sites may still be reeling from the after-effects. Chris Tilton, co-founder of Savannah area construction company, the Dewitt-Tilton Group, shares his expertise on protecting construction sites during hurricane season.  To read the article, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-11-15/tilton-how-protect-construction-sites-during-hurricane-season 

$19,019 DONATION TO SECOND HARVEST
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enterprise Rent-A- Car Foundation donated $19,019.57 to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. The foundation’s ‘Fill Your Tank’ program supports America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia efforts to fight hunger.  For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/11/09/enterprise-rent-a-car-foundation-donates-19019-57-to-americas-second-harvest-of-coastal-georgia-foundations-fill-your-tank-program-supports-americas-second/

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE ACQUIRES SAVANNAH HYUNDAI

(SAVANNAH, GA) Peacock Automotive has announced it bought the Savannah Hyundai dealership at 7011 Abercorn Street from previous owner Mark Medinger on Nov. 8. With the addition of the new Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Automotive has expanded its Savannah footprint to cover more than 15 acres with four conveniently located dealerships. For more information, visit www.peacockhyundaiofsavannah.com

Peacock Auto Mall

Peacock Auto Mall


CARLOS MILLEN
(SAVANNAH NOW) Hart to Heart: Savannah’s ‘Mighty Millen’ finds strength to rise up: http://sav-cdn.com/accent/column/2017-11-17/hart-heart-savannah-s-mighty-millen-finds-strength-rise

SAVANNAH YOUTHS WITHOUT A HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) As we look to the holiday season as a time spent with family and loved ones, we also pause in November for National Runaway Prevention Month for youth living on the streets and without the support and security of a safe and loving family. Julie Wade has written an article to raise awareness about the gravity of the problem locally and nationally. To learn more and find out how you can help, read the article here http://savannahnow.com/column/opinion/2017-11-04/julie-wade-too-many-savannah-youths-lack-place-call-home

INSTAGRAM STORIES WITHOUT THE APP

(MASHABLE) Instagram’s website just became a much more viable alternative to the full app.http://mashable.com/2017/11/16/create-instagram-stories-without-app/?utm_cid=hp-h-1#C10BPztzRGqQ

ENMARKET RAISES OVER $30,000 FOR LLS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. In an effort to help support the fight against blood cancer, enmarket stores sold paper icons to collect donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), and raised over $30,000.  For more information, visit www.enmarket.com.

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


FELDER & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECT FOR YMCA

(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia has announced the grand opening of a new $2.5-million, fifty thousand square foot facility in Statesboro, Ga., held Saturday, October 28. Felder & Associates of Savannah served as architect for the project. For more information, visit http://ymcaofcoastalga.org/news/

Felder & Associates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The New Statesboro Facility of YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Felder & Associates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The New Statesboro Facility of YMCA of Coastal Georgia


TOMMY HOLLAND’S MUSICAL TOY DRIVE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Savannah area musicians on Saturday, November 25 for Tommy Holland’s annual musical toy drive for kids from 8-11 pm at bar.food in Savannah’s Habersham Village shopping center.  Enjoy performances by the Midtown Pickers, plus, help inspire the next generation of musicians by bringing a musical toy to be donated to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program. Cash donations and gift cards are also welcome.  For more information, visit goo.gl/QXGL7o 

CALL FOR SPEAKERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and enmarket are accepting speaking nominations for the 2018 Encourage Health Educational Series. This marks the fifth year for the health-focused series, which features speakers on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life. Applications should include the presenter’s name, title, company and contact information, along with the proposed topic and a short description of what the audience would learn. Please attach a bio and headshot. All submissions will be reviewed by the Encourage Health advisory board. Anyone who has an idea for a health-oriented educational program should submit the concept to Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org. The deadline is Thursday, Nov. 30enmarket encourage health, savannah health, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

5 BRILLIANT WAYS TO MAKE A GOOD IMPRESSION
(INC) Here are some quick tips to help you be your best self when under pressure.https://www.inc.com/alyssa-satara/5-brilliant-and-simple-ways-to-make-a-good-impression.html?cid=hmside1

BETHESDA ACADEMY’S 2018-19 OPEN HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Bethesda Academy’s 2018-19 Open House will be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 for an information session on becoming a Bethesda Academy Blazer for the upcoming academic year. Established in 1740, Bethesda Academy’s core values remain the same: a love of God, a love of learning and a strong work ethic. For more information, visit  http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/

Q&A WITH MIKE HUGHES 

(SAVANNAHNOW) An interview with Bethesda Academy President Dr. Michael Hughes: http://savannahnow.com/opinion/column/2017-11-11/interview-bethesda-academy-president-dr-michael-hughes

Bethesda Academy President H. Michael Hughes, Ph.D.

Bethesda Academy President H. Michael Hughes, Ph.D.


TREE OF LIGHT CEREMONY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah announces plans for the 26th annual Tree of Light candle lighting and memorial gathering on Sunday, December 3 at 5:15 p.m. This non-denominational and contemplative time of sharing music, stories and memories is held on the patio of the Demere Center for Living, 6000 Business Center Drive. There is no charge to attend this community event, but gifts help provide bereavement counseling and support to any child, teen or adult, ensuring that no one need face loss alone. For more event information or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/TreeofLight

WINE & FRIES WITH RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is hosting a Wine & Fries fundraiser on Thursday, December 7 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. The event includes a silent auction, fun food, drinks, music, and more. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-fries-2017-tickets-39251919548. Tickets are $25 for Red Shoe Members and should be purchased by calling the Ronald McDonald House at 912.350.7641. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.


SANDFLY HOLIDAY FAIR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Market Place announces plans for Sandfly Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 9 from 5 – 9 p.m.8511 Ferguson Avenue. The event includes a silent auction, pet photos with Santa, food trucks, local art, live entertainment, and more. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/327617697647955/?active_tab=discussion

INTRODUCING OREO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Oreo, a 9 year old male beagle mix.  Oreo was dropped off at a shelter when his family moved before being rescued by Coastal Pet Rescue.  He is a distinguished gentleman who loves belly rubs and nap time. He does well with all other dogs and children.  To view Oreo and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-365-oreo/
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