The Local Newswire
EMCEES FOR HEARTS FOR HEALING GALA
LAST WEEK TO BUY TICKETS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center has selected Joe Marchese, immediate past president of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) in Savannah, and Ariella Scalese, forecaster for the WSAV Storm Team 3, as co-emcees for their 2nd annual Hearts for Healing Gala. The gala will be held February 9th at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel. Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, 243 Appaloosa Way in Guyton, GA. 31312, exists to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through the power of the horse. The program serves children ages 4 to 18 with all types of challenges, including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, learning disabilities and behavioral disorders. For more information visit http://www.faithetc.org/hearts-for-healing-gala/. Please purchase tickets at http://www.faithetc.org/hearts-for-healing-gala/
METRO SAVANNAH ROTARY’S ANNUAL ROASTARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Metro Savannah Rotary’s 7th annual Roastary, sponsored by Thomas & Hutton, will feature a chili cook off, raffle items, beer and wine and of course…OYSTERS! Proceeds benefit Loop It Up Savannah as well as Rotary International. Come prepared to play some cool outdoor games like beer pong and corn-hole courtesy of Savannah Sport and Social. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Date: February 10th. Time: 5:30-9:30pm. Place: 5909 LaRoche Avenue http://metrosavannahrotary.org/event/roastery/
ATL APARTMENT ACQUISITION BY KMC
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Company (KMC), a Savannah-based real estate investment and management company, has acquired Heritage at Riverstone, a 240-unit apartment community in Canton, Ga. Heritage at Riverstone is the sixth apartment community acquired by KMC outside Savannah and is the first apartment community in the greater-Atlanta region. KMC also owns and operates seven apartment properties in Savannah, Garden City and Richmond Hill. Collectively, KMC owns and operates about 2,500 total apartment units. For more information on Kole Management, visit Kolemc.com
THAYER NEW COO OF PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) A new Chief Operations Officer has been named at Peacock Automotive, which is headquartered in Jasper County. Retail automotive veteran, Jim Thayer has more than 30 years of experience in the retail automotive business and has started immediately at Peacock Automotive, overseeing operations of dealerships in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. For more information visit www.peacockautomotive.com/
TOOLS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE is offering a workshop series in Savannah: Tools to Grow Your Business. The second of this series will address Business Differentiation Strategies and will be held on February 22 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the SCORE Conference Room, 111 E. Liberty St, Savannah. Registration is required. To register and find out more about the session or the series, call SCORE at (912) 652- 4335.
15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) What started out with just one woman trying to help neighborhood cats has grown to over 100 volunteers providing care for around 700 dogs and cats each year. February 5th will mark the 15th anniversary for Coastal Pet Rescue, which accepts homeless and owner surrendered pets from Chatham, Effingham and Bryan Counties. For more information, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/events or call 912-228-3538.
CAST YOUR VOTE
(GUYTON, GA) Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, a provider of equine-oriented experiences and therapy for children with disabilities, is in the running to win a National Award from SCORE’s American Small Business Championship. FETC hopes to be one of two top Georgia small businesses to achieve this national recognition. Since its inception 12 years ago, FETC has grown to having 11 horses and 65 volunteers and staff serving over 120 deserving children with disabilities. To help FETC win this well-deserved award, please go to the following link and click on “VOTE”. It just takes one click.
SPEROS DESIGNS WEBSITE FOR CAMENS ARCHITECTURAL GROUP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Camens Architectural Group is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website www.camensarchitecturalgroup.com. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the visually striking site provides clients with a fully interactive and inspiring experience during the home design and build process. For more information, visit camensarchitecturalgroup.com or www.speros.com
SAVANNAH-CHATHAM DAY 2018
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-Chatham Day is set for Thursday, February 15 in Atlanta. The cost to attend the Savannah Chamber-member only event is $125. Reserve your spot at http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=72 or contact Jared Downs at 912.644.6406 for more information.
SAVANNAH BOOK FESTIVAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 11th annual Savannah Book Festival runs from Thursday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 18. For more information or to see the complete schedule for the free author sessions on Saturday, Feb. 17, visit https://www.savannahbookfestival.org/
SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE MEETING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance will meet Thursday, February
22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Room 7126 in the Academic Commons building (the main building) at Savannah Technical College. Parking is in the visitor parking next to the school entrance. All those with a stake in the entertainment industry are invited to attend to share their updates, discuss their goals, and brainstorm ways to improve the filmmaking experience in the Savannah area. For more information, contact Charles Bowen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-544-2050
SMALL BUSINESS FINANCIAL WORKSHOP
(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is hosting two free workshops, Understanding Business Financials, on Thursday, March 1 or 8 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 513 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Suite M. Space is limited. To apply, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/small-business-success-academy/
CELEBRATION OF LOVE FOR PARK PLACE OUTREACH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter held the annual Celebration of Love gala at the Plantation Club at the Landings. Watch Executive Director – Julie Wade’s email here: http://wsav.com/2018/01/31/community-corner-park-place-youth-outreach-hosts-celebration-of-love-gala/
SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Heritage Society’s five museums will participate in the 2017 Georgia History Festival’s “Super Museum Sunday” on Feb. 11. Guests can enjoy interactive exhibits and engaging tours at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson, Pin Point Heritage Museum, Savannah Children’s Museum and Savannah History Museum. For specific information on each site, visit http://www.chsgeorgia.org/
OLD SAVANNAH TOURS HIRES COURTNEY RAWLINS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Old Savannah Tours announces the recent hire of Courtney Rawlins as a Relationship Manager for the only locally owned tour company. Rawlins will manage the 26 concierges in the company’s partner hotels, build and strengthen relationships with community partners, and support group sales for the 39 year old company. In addition, Rawlins will foster Old Savannah Tours’ commitment to area non-profits by creating unique opportunities for the company to give back to the community. For more information, visit https://oldsavannahtours.com
2018 AUTISM CONFERENCE MARCH 2
(SAVANNAH, GA) Save The Date: The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is hosting their third annual Autism Conference on March 2. There will be workshops and learning opportunities for parents, caregivers, educators and, of course, individuals with any level of autism. For more information, please visit http://www.2018autismconference.com/ or http://savannahnow.com/accent/column/2018-01-26/hart-heart-savannah-conference-all-about-acceptance-those-autism
4th ANNUAL HOOPS FOR HORIZONS – MARCH 3
(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons “three vs three” charity basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 3 at Savannah Country Day School. Honorary tournament chair and basketball celebrity Larry “Gator” Rivers, former Harlem Globetrotter, will be on hand sharing coaching tips and motivation for all players. Named for beloved Horizons teacher Louise Lauretti, who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014, this tournament is an opportunity to bring together players of all ages and abilities, local Savannah Basketball Legends and Horizons supporters to celebrate Louise’s lifelong love of learning and her legacy at Horizons. The event begins at 9 a.m. and is open to teams of boys and girls grades fifth through adults. For registration, a youth team, which includes 5th through 12th graders, are $50; teams with 18 year-olds to 30-year-olds are $75, and if the team is over 30 years old, the registration is $100. For more information, to register a team, sponsor a youth team or sponsor the event visit www.horizonssavannah.org
or call 912-961-8854.
PACKING TIPS FOR THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
(HILTON HEAD, SC) “Discussion on ‘Preparing for and Hiking the Camino de Santiago’ will be presented on Thursday, March 8 at 5:45pm at Outside Hilton Head. Marjorie Young will share her experience on preparing, packing, training and hiking the ancient 500-mile trek through northern Spain. RSVP to Olivia Baddley at email@example.com. The event is free to attend. https://vimeo.com/251088160
AMERICAN RED CROSS AWARDS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Save the Date for American Red Cross Youth Hero Volunteer Awards Breakfast honoring Youth Heroes for their volunteer work on Friday, April 20. The event will also honor Cecilia Russo Turner, youth mentor, community advocate and Youth Hero event originator. For more information or to sponsor a table contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-651-5349.
READING DAY AT HANCOCK DAY SCHOOL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sandfly Women Business Owner’s Coalition supported literacy efforts on National Reading Day, Tuesday, Jan. 23, by spending time at Hancock Day School reading to first- and second-grade students. Dr. Angela Canfield, a coalition member, said: “We are excited to share our love for reading with these young students, and what better gift can we give to our children than the encouragement of literacy?” To view the days event, visit: http://www.wtoc.com/story/37332178/hancock-day-school-participates-in-national-reading-day
JOSH REDDICK VISITS BETHESDA ACADEMY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Major League Baseball’s Josh Reddick, Houston Astros’ Right-Fielder, presented “Pitching Success” to Bethesda Academy students. Reddick, who was born in Savannah and attended South Effingham High School in Guyton, spoke to students during Bethesda’s Chapel time. Reddick spoke about hard work and dedication being his key to success, in spite of people telling him he could not make it as a pro-baseball athlete. For more information on Bethesda Academy, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org
PLEASE MEET ANNIE
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Annie is a sweet momma who was surrendered by her owner. She has had plenty of puppies and is looking forward to a forever home. She loves playing with toys and is a super snuggler. Her foster mom says; “What a great dog! Knows sit, no, and outside. No accidents; she goes to the door. Love her.” For more information, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-022-annie/