(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, May 14, 2018

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LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY WALK FOR MELANOMA AWARENESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Corinne Howington and Elizabeth Brennan of Low Country Dermatology will lead a melanoma awareness walk on Saturday, May 19 at 3 p.m. at Skidaway Island State Park. Howington and her staff will lead a three-mile hike along the park’s scenic trails, sharing facts and prevention techniques for melanoma and taking questions. Registration for the event is $35, which includes the parking fee for the park. Proceeds will benefit the Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute in Savannah. For more information, visit https://cityspin.com/savannah/e/melanoma-awareness-walk/

NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Night of Champions honors Savannah area’s differently abled workforce:

http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180510/night-of-champions-honors-savannah-areas-differently-abled-workforce

Six champions and their employers were recognized at the ninth annual iteration of the event, held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. This year’s theme was “Legacy” to encourage the community to create a legacy of the inclusion of differently abled people. Night of Champions honors local businesses that hire and retain differently abled people, including those with Down syndrome, and the contributions made by these employees who are designated as champions.

HORIZONS GIVING DAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah is seeking the support of the Savannah community for Horizons Giving Day on Wednesday, May 16. Horizons Savannah’s goal of $50,000 will help close the opportunity gap for low-income Kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Chatham County and the greater Savannah area. The Horizons Savannah program includes six weeks of academics, project-based learning and swimming lessons each summer through partnerships with independent schools, colleges, and universities. For more information or to donate, visit https://www.horizonsgivingday.org/p2p/34238/cecilia-russo-turner

BUY A BANANA, BE A BANANA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Win a chance to be an honorary Savannah Banana in Enmarket’s ‘Buy a Banana, Be a banana.’ One can be put into the drawing by purchasing bananas at select Enmarket locations.  For more information, visit


CHARLES BOWEN AS EMCEE FOR FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen will emcee the first annual SCCPSS Student Film and Media Festival announced for May 16 at 6 pm at the Yamacraw Center for Performing Arts. This festival will showcase student films from elementary, middle and high school students throughout SCCPSS who won at the state level for the Georgia Student Film and Media Festival. Charles is the founder of The Bowen Law Group, the Savannah Film Alliance, and Southern Gateway Production Services. For more information, contact Mary Ann Rogers Lamberth at maryann.lamberth@sccpss.com and by phone at (912) 682-2651

JOB POSTING
(SAVANNAH, GA) A local construction company is looking to hire an administrative assistant as they continue to grow and expand in the Lowcountry. For more information or to apply, please call 912-777-3404.

BETHESDA ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP GALA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy will host its Fifth Annual Scholarship Gala on Friday, May 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Plantation Club at The Landings. The gala is open to the public, and tickets are $150.00. All proceeds from the gala provide assistance through scholarship funds for Bethesda students who would otherwise be unable to afford tuition. Bob Jepson Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Jepson Associates Inc., will be the keynote speaker. To buy tickets, visit

TECHNOLOGY
(FORBES) People, Not Technology, Are Key To Digital Transformation:

LEADING YOUR DAUGHTER’S TROOP CAN BE TRICKY
(GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA) How do you balance the parent-daughter troop dynamic?

OUR NEED FOR FRIENDSHIP
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism’s Daniel Wendler presents TedxTalk: ‘What Being Autistic Taught Me About Being Human.’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeMW2Asu8vg

FLOSSING SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dentistry offers this tip for practicing good dental health: Careful flossing should be a healthy habit to include in your daily routine. Floss between upper and lower teeth to remove plaque and any food particles that may have been missed by brushing. After flossing, be sure to rinse well with water. For more information on Sandfly Family Dentistry, visit https://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

SCORE’S MAY BUSINESS LAUNCHPAD
(SAVANNAH,GA) SCORE announces its May edition of the popular Business Launchpad. It will be conducted on Saturday, 19 May from 9 AM to 3:30PM in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty St., Savannah. All course materials and lunch will be included in the session fee. The course will be conducted by 5 SCORE mentors, and will cover the essential areas of starting a business, and for those already in business, how to keep it running smoothly and profitably. Call SCORE at (912)-652-4335 to register.

SAVANNAH TRIBUNE CELEBRATES 143 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tribune is hosting A Biscuit Brunch and Sneaker Ball to celebrate their 143rd year of operation and 191st year for the Black Press on Saturday, August 11 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The DeSoto, 15 East Liberty St. More information is coming soon on the event to include ticket prices, a special salute to journalists, and ways to support a charitable organization all in honor of this anniversary celebration. Read The Savannah Tribune online at https://savannahtribune.com

GOOGLE SHEETS

(MASHABLE) Google Sheets is rising above Excel, and here’s why: https://mashable.com/2018/03/26/google-sheets-excel-online-courses-sale/?utm_cid=hp-r-3#EQlWW_Ieiaqk

TEQUILA BARREL RELEASE PARTY

(SAVANNAH, GA) On June 6 from 5-7pm,  tap a barrel of tequila blended exclusively for the Old Pink House and Garabaldi by Herradura in Jalisca, Mexico. This unique event in historic Reynold’s Square, at the front door of the Old Pink House, will feature food stations, beer and wine, and Bosso Nova music by Bill Smith. Proceeds benefit Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Tickets are $50 and can soon be purchased online. https://www.facebook.com/events/1651666398263170/


BATTLING CYBERBULLYING

(SAVANNAH, GA) The latest statistics from the CDC indicate an estimated 16 percent of high school students were bullied electronically. Wes Christian, from Speros, a Savannah technology firm says that there are several online monitoring tools that can be installed to help combat cyberbullying. For more information visit, http://www.wsav.com/community/health/battling-back-from-bullying-to-prevent-youth-suicide/1158255432 or www.speros.com

GREATER BLUFFTON CHAMBER COMMUNITY FUND

(SAVANNAH, GA)The Greater Bluffton Chamber has recently formed the Greater Bluffton Chamber Community Fund to help with scholarships, apprenticeships, special projects and small business assistance for the greater community. The fund will be managed by the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and have just received their first donation from Peacock Automotive. Anyone may donate to the Greater Bluffton Chamber Fund. Please contact the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry by visiting its website at www.cf-lowcountry.org or https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

WORKSHOP & LUNCHEON BY DEWITT TILTON GROUP
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group hosted a luncheon workshop at the Savannah Golf Club for a presentation on “From Buying the Dirt to Obtaining the Permit: The Critical Steps to Starting a Commercial Construction Project.” The event was intended for realtors, business owners, individuals in commercial construction and anyone with an interest in the field. For more information on the luncheon or on commercial construction, call (912) 777-3404 or visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/.

RETIREMENT

LEADERSHIP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications for the 2018-2019 Leadership Savannah Class are currently being accepted.  This will be a one year class. To apply go to www.leadershipsavannah.org and click on the Apply button.

RAMBAM 5K
(SAVANNAH, GA) Rambam Day School presents the Memorial Day 5k Run/Walk at Kensington Park in Savannah, GA on May 28. Event starts at 8am. $35 to Register. To sign up: www.runsignup.com/race/ga/savannah/rambam

CLOTHING CLOSET AT PARK PLACE OUTREACH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach cut the ribbon on the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Savannah Alumnae Chapter clothing closet so their teens can enjoy new, fashionable clothes, just like all teens. For more information, visit https://www.parkplaceyes.org/

JUNKLUGGERS HAUL DIRT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Photo from “Dirt haul Saturday“.  Did you know Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire can help with all sorts of junk? For more information, visit https://www.junkluggers.com/georgia/junk-removal-services-savannah/

THE PRESCRIPTION FOR LIFE: 4 PILLARS OF HEALTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Evelyn Higgins will present a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, June 26, during Enmarket’s second of four 2018 Encourage Health Education Series events in Savannah. Higgins will speak on The Prescription for Life: 4 Pillars of Health, which looks at health as more than just the absence of disease by investigating the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual elements of wholeness. The speech will be Livestreamed at Healthy Savannah’s and Enmarket’s Facebook pages. For more information, visit www.healthysavannah.org

PERFORMANCE REVIEW
(INC) Forget the Year-End Performance Review: This Feedback Technique Is Far More Effective: https://www.inc.com/glenn-leibowitz/forget-year-end-performance-review-this-feedback-technique-is-far-more-effective.html?cid=hmside1

MEET STARFISH THE CAT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Starfish, a female tortoiseshell cat currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue. She is approximately a year old and is very well mannered, enjoying head scratches and spending time outside. To view Starfish and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-020-starfish/


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