(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, March 19, 2018

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BETHESDA ACADEMY’S NEW PAVILION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda Barnbuilders announce a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated pavilion will be held Monday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Bethesda Academy. The event is open to the public and a light lunch will be served. The pavilion will be used for school functions and will be available for guests to rent for events. For more information visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com/bethesda-academy-announces-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-renovated-pavilion/

BRUSHING YOUR TEETH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dentistry offers this key habit for a healthy mouth: Brushing twice a day for two minutes each time. And contrary to what you may have been taught, you should be using a soft-bristled brush on your pearly whites. The proper technique for brushing includes small circular motions on the teeth and light back and forth strokes along the gum line with a fluoride toothpaste. Finish this step by lightly brushing your tongue to remove plaque and to ensure fresher breath. For more information on Sandfly Family Dental, visit https://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

JUNKLUGGERS PRESENTS 

AT LOWCOUNTRY HOME & GARDEN SHOW

(BLUFFTON, SC) The Junkluggers of the the Lowcountry and its sister company Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire were one of the featured presenters at the 33rd annual Lowcountry Home & Garden Show. The program focused on ways to declutter your life in an environmentally friendly manner. Learn more about The Junkluggers at https://www.junkluggers.com

NATIONAL WOMEN’S MONTH INTERVIEWS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Talk show host Bill Edwards with NewsRadio 1290 WTKS interviewed several women in Savannah for National Women’s Month. Susan Speros spoke about how she grew her company over the last 3 years: https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/1460137664109263/
Jill Jauch with Peacock Automotive was also interviewed:

KMC NEW ACQUISITION 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Co. (KMC) recently acquired Heritage at Riverstone, a 240-unit apartment community in Canton. 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,  http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180312/kole-management-expands-holdings

YOUTH HERO AWARDS BREAKFAST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia will host its fifth Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast on Friday, April 20, at the Coastal Georgia Center. This fundraising event will recognize local students for their volunteer service to the community and will honor Cecilia Russo Turner for her volunteer work, as well as her philanthropy and advocacy. For additional information, to buy individual tickets or to sponsor a table, email esther.sheppard@redcross.org or call 912-651-5349.

DEWITT TILTON GROUP ATTAINS SC LICENSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-based Dewitt Tilton Group has announced that company president and co-founder Chris Tilton has attained the South Carolina Unlimited Building Contractor’s license. This unlimited license allows his company to take on a greater scope of commercial projects in the Palmetto State, as well as other types of building construction. It also allows Tilton access to take a business law exam in 26 different states for licensing. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call 912.777.3404 or visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

“VIVA ITALIA” GRAND OPENING
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) A “Viva Italia” grand opening celebration for the new Peacock Maserati & Alfa Romeo outlet will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, at Peacock Auto Mall. At the event, the public will be invited to tour the new 18,000-square-foot Maserati and Alfa Romeo dealerships and enjoy Italian food provided by SERG Restaurant Group. The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island, a charitable service organization dedicated to promoting Italian heritage and culture, is an event partner, and members will be on hand to collect donations for the Sandalwood Community Food Pantry, located on Hilton Head Island. For additional information about or to RSVP for the grand opening celebration, please visit www.maseratialfa.eventbrite.com

STATE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Superintendent Dr. M. Ann Levett will present the State of the District on Thursday, March 22 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Yamacraw Center for the Performing Arts, 649 West Jones St. The presentation will highlight progress and key initiatives, share school year 17-18 success stories, and include the school board’s vision for continued educational excellence. For more information on the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, visit www.sccpss.com

FLOODING

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Essential Guide to Flood Planning & Preparation’. This guide contains helpful information about flooding risks, how flood can affect the value of one’s home or property, and offer some practical tips on flood preparation and safety. Click here: http://www.polygongroup.com/resources/flood-preparation-planning/ to know more about the guide.

ENCOURAGE HEALTH SPEAKERS NAMED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2018 Encourage Health Education Series will begin in April and end in October and feature four lunchtime presentations from respected experts who will share insights on nutrition and fitness plus general tips for healthy living. During each presentation, a local nonprofit organization will be presented a $1,000 Encourage Health grant. For more information, visit  www.enmarket.com or https://carriagetradepr.com/tag/encourage-health/. RSVP’s are now open at http://healthysavannah.org/


WEB.COM TOUR SUPPORTS BETHESDA ACADEMY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Plans are coming together for the Savannah Golf Championship which is set for March 29 – April 1 at The Landings Club’s Deer Creek course. In its inaugural year, the golf tournament is establishing meaningful partnerships with the Savannah community. As an example, the Web.com Tour has chosen Bethesda Academy as the recipient of all parking fees collected during the event. Bethesda is a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through twelve, offering a wide range of educational opportunities for students with various learning styles. For more information on Bethesda Academy, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or visit www.savannahgolfchampionship.com for information on the golf tournament.

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE EXPANDS
(BRUNSWICK, GA) South Carolina-based Peacock Automotive has announced it is expanding into Brunswick with the purchase of two area dealerships – AutoNation Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and AutoNation Hyundai at 5400 Altama Ave. With this acquisition, Peacock Automotive has added more than 18 acres and nearly 30,000 square feet to its footprint of 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. For more information about Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Brunswick and Peacock Hyundai of Brunswick, visit www.peacockcjdrbrunswick.com or www.peacockhyundaibrunswick.com. For Peacock Automotive information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com or call (843) 208-1258.

SAVANNAH JAYCEES ALUMNI OYSTER ROAST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2018 Savannah Jaycees membership would like to invite Alumni to the Savannah Jaycees Hut for an Oyster Roast on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 from 5:30pm-8:30pm.The Savannah Jaycees Hut is located at 101 Atlas Street Savannah GA, 31405. There will be no cost for Jaycee Alumni for this event. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/178246899465175/

OFFICE FURNITURE DONATED TO CHARITIES IN GLYNN CO.
(BRUNSWICK, GA) Peacock Automotive, assisted by Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, has donated gently used office furniture to The Well in Brunswick and Glynn County’s Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. The automotive company has opened Peacock Hyundai and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealerships at 5400 Altama Avenue. Habitat’s ReStore is located in Lanier Plaza, at 1919 Glynn Avenue. For more information, visit https://www.hfhglynn.org/restore/. The Well is in downtown Brunswick at 1101 Glouscester Street. For more information visit https://faithworksministry.org/

PPO VOLUNTEER JOINS CSAH BOARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Angela M. Grant has recently joined the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless (CSAH) Board of Directors. The authority works to reduce and eliminate homelessness. Grant is a case management team leader for St. Joseph’s/Candler Georgia Infirmary. She is also a part-time house parent for Park Place Outreach (PPO), which provides services to at-risk kids and teenagers and their families. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org

VAMPIRE FACIAL-15% OFF IN MARCH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Platelet-Rich Plasma plus Microneedling Facial (AKA Vampire Facial) will be 15% off for the month of March at Low Country Dermatology. Platelet-Rich Plasma plus Microneedling Facial (AKA Vampire Facial) is a facial that essentially uses your own blood to help promote the healthy activity of your skin cells. Our skin is naturally comprised of red blood cells and serum, which contain our white blood cells and platelets. For more information, visit http://lcderm.com

WINE, WOMEN & SHOES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire announce plans for Wine, Women & Shoes on Thursday, May 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Downtown Savannah. The evening includes wine tasting, savory hors d’oeuvres, designer shopping, raffles, and more. Proceeds from the event support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. General admission tickets are $75 and may be purchased at http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/event/savannah/

TUBBY’S OYSTER ROAST BUSINESS CONNECTION 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Chamber’s annual Oyster Roast Business Connection, presented by BankSouth, will be held at Tubby’s Tank House in Thunderbolt on March 22. The event will be an opportunity to eat, drink and network with live entertainment provided by Bucky & Barry. Join the Chamber to celebrate spring in the sunshine. For more information on the event and how to RSVP, visit:

 FOX & WEEKS DONATES CHROMEBOOKS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors have donated Chromebooks
valued at $1,000 to the students at the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism, an accredited year-round education program for students with autism and one of only a handful of such programs in the state. The center provides assistance to children and families dealing with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders in the Coastal Empire and throughout southeast Georgia. For more information, visit  http://www.matthewreardon.org/.

 NEW WEBSITE FOR HOUSING AUTHORITY

(SAVANNAH/HINESVILLE , GA) The Hinesville Housing Authority in Hinesville, Ga., is pleased to announce a rebranding as well as the launch of its new website, http://hinesvillehousingauthority.org. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the updated site has been refreshed with new and innovative features to offer better connectivity and service to the community.

YEARLY MARYLAND GET TOGETHER

(MARYLAND MIXER) If you have any Maryland connections please join us for an after-hours mixer on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 5:30p.m. to 6:30p.m. We will gather at THE WYLE dockside bar. Address: 2740 Livingston Ave, Savannah, GA 31406.  Just show up. Any questions, please call Marjorie Young 912-844-9990.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: LINKEDIN COMMUNITY BUILDING 
(OPEN FOR BUSINESS) On Wednesday, March 28, at noon we will be discussing how to build an engaged community on LinkedIn during our monthly OPEN FOR BUSINESS Facebook live series. Tune in here https://www.facebook.com/events/168035437174340/ 

  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY TO READ TO STUDENTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Rotarians in Savannah are seeking community volunteers to help with a “Read-In” on Thursday, March 22, from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Volunteers will read to kindergarten to third-grade students in 31 schools and almost 600 classrooms in the Savannah-Chatham County area. Jimmy Carter kindly donated a children’s book that he wrote and his daughter, Amy, illustrated to the Read-In. The book is signed and will be read aloud to one of the classes. Did you know that children who aren’t reading at grade level by the end of third grade are four times as likely to drop out of high school? Sign up for the Rotary Read-In today! https://savannahrotaryreadin.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/132496784090364/

AMBUCS AMTRYKE DONATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) National Ambucs President Kevin Sheehan presented a new Amtryke to Kendrick and his family. Sponsored by Bob and Cecilia Turner, Kendrick was able to get his Amtryke before he moved. The smile on his face says it all! For more information, visit http://www.savannahambucs.com/

GIRL SCOUTS HIGH AWARDS CEREMONY
(GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA) High Awards Ceremony will be held on May 6, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Please RSVP for either the AugustaAlbanyMacon,  ColumbusSavannah, or Athens location. There is limited space in some areas, so to avoid duplicate registrations, please confirm whether your troop leader has registered your girl before making your reservation.


CALL FOR ENTRIES
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Local artists are invited to submit work in any medium for the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery’s summer show and silent auction, Miniature Masterpieces. Artists are limited to submitting two pieces no larger than 12″ x 12″ each (including frame). Prizes will be awarded for 1st – 3rd place and artists have the option of receiving 50% of the final sale price. Proceeds support not-for-profit Hospice Savannah’s life enriching programs and services. Entries must be received no later than July 16 and must be accompanied by the submission form downloadable at www.HospiceSavannah.org/ArtGallery

THE LANDINGS RECEIVED UNIQUE DISTINCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) After nearly five years of planning and execution, The Landings has received designation as the first Certified Sustainable Community in Georgia by Audubon International. Receiving this distinction, was made possible with support from The Landings Association and The Landings Club. The Landings Community was started 46 years ago by the Branigar Corporation. Learn more about this community and distinction at

https://landings.org


SENATE BILL THREATENS GA FILM BUSINESS

(ATLANTA, GA) Lawmakers and representatives of the Georgia’s booming film industry met to celebrate Georgia Film Day. While the day was primarily a celebration, a controversial Georgia senate bill is causing an upset to some in Hollywood. Charles Bowen, founder of the Savannah Film Alliance, commented, “It would be a giant black eye to the state, and I encourage our lawmakers to do the right thing here and make sure everyone who comes to the State of Georgia feels welcomed.” To learn more visit,

http://www.wtoc.com/story/37607167/georgia-senate-passes-anti-lgbt-adoption-bill-hollywood-threatens-ga-film-industry


KIDS WHO CARE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Junior League of Savannah is now accepting Kids Who Care Scholarship applications which recognize high school seniors who have made a positive difference in the lives of others by volunteering. $5,250 worth of college scholarships are available. Nominations may be made by anyone-principals, counselors, students, community groups and individuals, as well as self-nomination by the student. Visit the Junior League of Savannah website at www.jrleaguesav.org for more information and to complete the application by March 15.

GROW YOUR BUSINESS SCORE WORKSHOP
(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE Savannah announces plans for the Thursday, March 22 workshop, The Business Model Canvas, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the SCORE Conference Room, 111 E. Liberty Street. Attendees will understand the 9 key elements of any business and how these parts fit together to define the customer and the business. Cost is $10 for Savannah Area Chamber members and $15 for non-members. To register for the one day workshop, call 912.652.4335 or for more information, visit

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=anwty5eab&oeidk=a07ef058rrkc2bb246a


LDSS SEEKS NOMINATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is requesting nominations for its 9th Annual Night of Champions. The event seeks to recognize Savannah area employees who are differently-abled and excel in their workplace, with an additional acknowledgment of the employers who have given them the opportunity to work. The Night of Champions will be held at the Savannah International Trade Center on Thursday, May 10. Employee nominations can be submitted online at https://nightofchampions.org/ until Friday, April 13.

BRIAN HUSSEY: SPEAKER FOR TEDxSAVANNAH 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Congratulations to Brian Hussey for being selected as one of the speakers for TEDxSavannah 2018.  The event will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center on May 11, 2018 with tickets going on sale March 12. To see all of the speakers for this year’s event, please visit http://www.tedxsavannah.com/event-speakers/

MASTER PLAN 
(SAVANNAH, GA) A community conversation on how Savannah should grow will take place from March 21-27, at the New Covenant Methodist Church located at 2201 Bull Street in Savannah, GA. For more info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1662240763858253/ 

TUMBLE INTO YOUR FAMILY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Tumble, a 14 week old hound mix. He was found in an abandoned field with his mom and siblings. Tumble is good with dogs and kids and loves to cuddle and play. To view Tumble, his siblings, or other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-071-tumble/
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