(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, MARCH 26, 2018

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COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

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GIRL SCOUTS QUESTFEST SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) In honor of women’s history month, the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia are celebrating strong G.I.R.L.s (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ by holding a QuestFest inspired Facebook contest. The winner will receive one free QuestFest registration and a basket of Girl Scout/Savannah themed swag. The 2nd annual QuestFest takes place July 12 – 15 in historic downtown Savannah. Learn more about QuestFest or participate in the Facebook contest at https://www.facebook.com/events/331974713926723/permalink/434455893678604

HEALTH INSURANCE TO INCLUDE DENTAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know the No. 1 reason people don’t visit a dentist in the U.S. is the financial burden? Individuals with dental insurance and those without avoid dental exams because of cost. This unfortunate truth has serious implications for the healthcare system and patients alike. Dr. Angela Canfield recently wrote an opinion article about health insurance and dental insurance. Read it here: https://carriagetradepr.com/why-dental-care-should-be-included-in-healthcare-plans-angela-canfield/
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

BLUE ZONES: SECRETS OF THE WORLDS HEALTHIEST & HAPPIEST PEOPLE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Luke Curtsinger III will present a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, April 17, during the first of four 2018 Encourage Health Education Series events in Savannah. Curtsinger will speak on The Blue Zone and how its nine life-guiding principles can promote longevity, well being and overall happiness. Blue Zones are rare longevity hotspots around the world where elderly people live with vim and vigor to record-setting ages. To RSVP for this or any of the upcoming lectures, visit www.healthysavannah.org. Seating is limited to 90 people.

CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo Marketing is observing a decade of service in coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry. Cecilia Russo Turner founded the firm in 2008 to help businesses and non-profit organizations increase their visibility locally, nationally and globally through reputation management strategies. For more information, visit https://www.ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com

MASERATI & ALFA ROMEO GRAND OPENING
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive cut the ribbon on the 18,000-square-foot Peacock Maserati & Alfa Romeo dealerships located at the Peacock Auto Mall. Area dignitaries were invited to join Peacock executives for the ribbon cutting and party to officially welcome the area’s first and only signature brand Maserati luxurious car-buying experience to the Peacock Auto Mall, along with a new Alfa Romeo dealership. During the grand opening, guests were invited to bring donations for the Sandalwood Community Food Pantry, located on Hilton Head Island. For more information, visit http://www.peacockmaseratihiltonhead.com or http://www.peacockalfaromeohiltonhead.com,or call 843-208-1500.

BETHESDA ACADEMY PAVILION RIBBON CUTTING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda Barnbuilders, a local volunteer group, have finished work on the newly renovated pavilion for students and guests at Bethesda Academy. The school hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completed structure. The Barnbuilders doubled the size of the pavilion and added a screened-in area. The group built the picnic pavilion in 2000 and have been expanding and improving it since. The pavilion will be used for school functions and will be available for guests to rent for events. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

LSEGA SESSION THREE HELD IN CAMDEN CO.
(CAMDEN COUNTY) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a regional leadership development program, held its third of five sessions to focus on the impact of the region’s military installations on economic development and how those military resources interconnect with the leadership program’s topics. The session, held in Camden County, also addressed the region’s disaster preparedness and resources in the wake of recent hurricanes. For more info visit: http://www.lsega.com/

SPECIAL OLYMPICS GLOBAL CLINICAL ADVISOR 
TO SPEAK TO LDSS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Patrick J. Nunan will present “Foot Health and Exercise: Keeping patients on their feet and in the game!” to members of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society tomorrow at their monthly meeting held at 6:30 p.m. at Benedictine Military School, located at 6502 Seawright Dr, Savannah, GA 31406. Dr. Nunan started a program called “Fit Feet”, and serves as the programs’ Global Clinical Advisor. Fit Feet is one of 7 disciplines in the Healthy Athletes program of the Special Olympics. For more information about LDSS, visit www.ldssga.org

FACEBOOK IN CRISIS
(US NEWS) Read what some crisis-management experts are saying about Facebook’s handling of the data-mining scandal at https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2018-03-21/facebook-crisis-management-lesson-what-not-to-do

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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/

RYALS OF SPEROS RECEIVES CERTIFICATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Jason Ryals, chief technology officer of Speros, has completed a Microsoft training certification in Windows Server, providing him with the skills and knowledge to implement a core Windows Server infrastructure in a new or existing enterprise environment. The certification has also better equipped Ryals to oversee the daily efforts of the 10 engineers of Speros’ IT team as he helps train, coach and mentor them. For more information visit www.speros.com.

ROTARY READ-IN SUCCESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Several Rotary clubs and community volunteers in the greater Savannah area hosted the inaugural Rotary Read-In, reading to students from kindergarten to third grade in 31 schools and almost 600 classrooms in the Savannah-Chatham County area. For more information, visit https://savannahrotaryreadin.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/

  PRIVACY ON FACEBOOK

(TIME) What to keep your Facebook data private? That may cost you $75 a year… http://www.time.com/5208618/facebook-cambridge-analytica-subscription/

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.

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/

FIONA NEEDS A FOREVER HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Fiona is a 7 month old, female, shorthaired kitten currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue. She is very playful and loves climbing on shoulders and loves to snuggle. To view Fiona and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-008-fiona/
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