(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, December 18, 2017

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COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


MERRY CHRISTMAS! 
Thank you for a wonderful 2017. This will be our last Community Headlines for the year. We will resume our newswire on Monday, January 8th. For more information, please contact Cynthia Wright at cynthia.noel.wright@gmail.com

DR. HUGHES SPEECH FOR SAVANNAH ROTARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Michael Hughes, president of Bethesda Academy, presented “Turning Boys into Men: Leadership Training in the 21st Century” for the Savannah Rotary Club of Savannah South.  To hear the speech, visit https://youtu.be/rAc5cPpeWZM

JEFF’S BEVERAGE BREAKING GROUND IN RICHMOND HILL ON DEC 19
(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Jeff’s Beverage has announced plans to build a new store for the Richmond Hill area. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. at 3945 Hwy 17 in Richmond Hill. The new location will be 12,304 square feet and will bring new inventory, new jobs and economic growth to the area.  The Dewitt Tilton Group of Savannah will begin construction immediately, and the project is scheduled to be completed in July 2018. For more information visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2017/12/15/dewitt-tilton-group-build-new-jeffs-beverage/

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY PRESENTS TOYS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology presented over 30 donated gifts to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, marking the fourth straight year the practice has held a holiday donation drive to benefit the non-profit.  The donations raised by Low Country Dermatology will help stock a “holiday store” for families who use the Ronald McDonald house.  For more information visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/about-our-house.html

Low Country Dermatology Holds Ronald McDonald House Donation Drive


SANTA’S HELPER: SAVANNAH RIVER LOGISTICS 
(BiS) Portside: Savannah River Logistics ramped up, growing. By Mary Mayle: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-12-14/portside-savannah-river-logistics-ramped-growing

HEARTS FOR HEALING GALA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, a non-profit organization founded to improve the quality of life for children with special needs through the therapeutic nature of horses, announces will hold their second annual Hearts for Healing Gala on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel. The evening will include dinner, dancing and live music from the John Brackett Quartet. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the silent auction; the reception will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Gala are $150 and may be purchased at http://www.faithetc.org/hearts-for-healing-gala/ For more information on sponsoring the Gala or any aspect of the equestrian program, call 912.728.3728 or visit https://faithetc.org

Gala Logo


SAVANNAH AMBUCS CELEBRATE KEVIN SHEEHAN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah AMBUCS celebrated Kevin Sheehan’s recently being named the national president of the AMBUCS organization.  For more details visit http://www.wave3.com/story/36806220/good-news-kevin-sheehan-named-national-ambucs-president#.WjLVXvs8r7s.facebook


HOW TO LEVERAGE SOCIAL MEDIA IN 2018
(INC) As video is the both the present and the future of content marketing, it’s a good idea to review what works best on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat so you can plan accordingly. https://www.inc.com/bill-carmody/how-to-leverage-social-media-in-2018-a-video-marketing-guide-for-brands.html

HOLIDAYS FOR THE HOMELESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) According to the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless, around 4,500 people are homeless in our community. Join volunteers on Saturday, December 23 on the Holidays for the Homeless: Savannah to hand out Christmas gifts to the homeless community in Savannah. For more information, visit
Donations are also being collected at https://www.gofundme.com/holidays-for-the-homeless-savannah For more information, contact Cynthia Wright atcynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.comor 912-856-9075

CELEBRATION OF LOVE GALA FEBRUARY 2ND
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter will hold its 2018 Celebration of Love Gala to commemorate its 33rd anniversary on Friday, Feb. 2, at the Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island. Park Place Outreach, at 514 E. Henry St., provides temporary shelter support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. This annual gala is one of their biggest fundraisers throughout the year. For more information visit https://one.bidpal.net/celebrationoflove/welcome.

HISTORIC TAX CREDIT 

SANDFLY BUSINESS OWNERS PRESENT TOY DRIVE DONATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA)  During the month of December, ten businesses in the Sandfly community held a toy drive for the children of Urban Hope and families at the West Broad Street YMCA.
Used toys were collected at Sandfly Family Dental for the Kids Helping Kids Program of the West Broad Street YMCA. New toys were also collected for Urban Hope.  For more information about these programs and how you can help visit http://www.westbroadstreetymca.org/ and https://www.urbanhopesavannah.org/.

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE SANTA’S WORKSHOP
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive hosted a free Santa’s Workshop last Saturday. The event included free face painting, live Christmas carols and, of course, photos with Santa. To see photos from the event, please visit http://beta.spotted.blufftontoday.com/galleries?groupId=711572

HOW TO MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION

KIWANIS CLUB 20TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway announced the winners of their 20th annual chili cook-off. Congratulations to Jalapenos and Landings North for winning the Presidents Award. For information about the event and to see a full list of winners, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/the-kiwanis-club-of-skidaway-announces-2017-chili-cook-off-winners/

BUILDING LOCAL “BUZZ” FOR YOUR BUSINESS,  JAN 30, 2018 CLASS
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Did you know that 74% of consumers cite “word-of-mouth” as a key influence in their decision making? However, most businesses leave so much good news on the table. Learn how to build a positive reputation simply by leveraging the great content that already exists in your business and in your marketing. Marjorie Young – a veteran public relations consultant – shares  five secrets for creating positive word-of-mouth for your business, so that you will thrive and grow

ANCHOR FOR A DAY SUPPORTS CHARITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) In an effort to raise money and awareness for the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire, WSAV’s Ben Senger and his fundraising partner, realtor Chelsea Phillips, are raffling off the chance to be a news anchor for the day. A show will be written and taped for one lucky winner. For every $15 donation, an individual may submit an entry to win this opportunity. For more information or to make a donation, visit https://www.rccsav.org/

SCORE MENTORS TO BE PRESENTED AWARDS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Faith Equestrian will be recognizing Denis Healy and Michael Siegal at the Hearts for Healing Gala on February 9th.  Don’t miss out.  Tickets available at Hearts For Healing Gala – Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

CAREER LAUNCHING ADVICE FOR MILLENNIALS
(INC) Success doesn’t start with degrees or skills. It starts with getting your head in the game.https://www.inc.com/wanda-thibodeaux/4-pieces-of-career-launching-advice-every-millennial-should-hear.html

SNOWBALL EXPRESS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport participated in the 12th annual Snowball Express by helping 1,600 children and spouses of fallen U.S. military members take an all-expense-paid journey to Dallas/Fort Worth,Texas. Snowball Express is a nonprofit organization with the goal of “Serving the Children of Our Fallen Military Heroes” by providing hope and new memories during the holiday season. Before departing from Savannah, families participated in several activities with the USO and the Patriot Guard Riders, met Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoyed entertainment provided by dancers from the Gretchen Greene School of Dance. Read more about this annual event at https://snowballexpress.org

ENR AWARD TO FELDER AND WEST
(SAVANNAH, GA) Engineering News-Record (ENR) has selected Felder & Associates, a Savannah architecture and design firm, and West Construction Co. to receive its Southeast Region Award of Merit for the Bouhan Falligant building at 1 West Park Ave. Felder served as the design firm for the structure that now anchors the south end of Savannah’s Forsyth Park and is the new home for Savannah’s oldest law firm. ENR recognized the $4.65 million project for being completed ahead of schedule in just nine months despite being impacted by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 during construction. For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call 912-777-3979, or visit www.felderassociates.net

HOW TO TELL IF SOMEONE IS TOXIC
(INC) If your new acquaintance does any of these things, you should probably stay away.https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/heres-how-to-tell-if-someone-is-a-toxic-person-in-first-5-minutes.html

DECEMBER SPECIALS AT LOWCOUNTRY DERM
(LOWCOUNTRY DERMATOLOGY) Gently exfoliate and smooth the skin’s surface with Dermaplaning. Stimulate Collagen and Elastin causing a plumping effect with the Genesis treatment and finish with a light layer of a brightening Lactic Acid Serum. A quick no downtime Brightening Treatment to prepare your skin for the Holidays. $100 until the end of December.  For more information, visit lcderm.com

HELP END HOLIDAY HUNGER FOR STUDENTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s Santa Pantry is a seasonal food drive benefiting students of Title I schools in the Savannah-Chatham school district. Erin O’Neil Roma, co-organizer of the food drive, expects the pantry to support over 700 students at 31 schools during December. Donation bins are located throughout Savannah. People can also order and send food through the Santa’s Pantry Amazon Wish List or make a monetary donation at a.co/gvggm9k and paypal.me/Lb4foundation. Call 912.433.1448 for more information.

JANUARY SPEAKING SERIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) During the month of January, Skidaway Island Presbyterian will be hosting a series of lectures for Calvin University. For the full list of speakers and topics, visit https://calvin.edu/january-series/speakers/

WAYS TO STAY PRODUCTIVE AND STREE-FREE
(INC) Enjoying the holidays while maintaining manageable levels of stress isn’t impossible. In fact, it’s simple once you incorporate these six productive habits. https://www.inc.com/julian-hayes-ii/6-simple-habits-to-stay-productive-stress-free-over-holidays.html

INTRODUCING CHARLOTTE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Charlotte, an 8 month old white with grey female kitten.  Charlotte is a fun and sweet kitten who loves to snuggle.  To view Charlotte and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-099-charlotte/

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