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Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Announces Board of Directors

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Announces Board of Directors
Savannah’s Youth Homeless Shelter Welcomes Returning and New Members

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is pleased to announce its 2017 Board of Directors and Executive Officers.

Todd Cellini was appointed to a two-year term as President for the non-profit organization in 2016 and will serve the remainder of that term this year. Cellini is President of South University, Savannah. Other members of the Executive Board include Jack Levine as Immediate Past President, Elizabeth Bratz as Vice President, Joyce M Roché as Secretary, and Jennifer Widincamp as Treasurer.

The Board is also pleased to welcome two new members, Susan Speros and Jennifer Barrett, along with returning member, Marolyn Overton, who had previously served as President of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. Speros is president and CEO of Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah. She is known for being a forward thinking entrepreneur and has been actively building businesses most of her life. Barrett is Talent Strategy Manager for TMX Finance in Savannah. In this role she leads talent initiatives and combines a strategic focus with hands-on responsibility for executing mid-to large-scale projects through initiation, planning, execution and close.

Returning Board members also include Salita Hill, Alfred McGuire, Chris Nowicki, and Chris P. Sotus. DaShauna Kimble, Assistant Director of Operations will oversee the shelter until Monday, May 8, when the new Park Place Outreach Executive Director starts.

“I am honored to be able to continue the strong legacy built by the immediate past Board and all who proceeded us,” said Cellini. “As we continue to work closely with a caring and compassionate community, I will strive to ensure Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter increasingly makes a real difference for young people and families throughout the Savannah area.”

Park Place Outreach operates the only shelter in Savannah and Chatham County serving youth age 11 to 17 and all services are provided free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school. Since opening in 1984, the organization has helped over 6,200 area young people find shelter and thousands more find stability. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org.

Alfred McGuire, Park Place Outreach, Savannah

Chris Nowicki, Park Place Outreach, Savannah

Chris Sotus, Park Place Outreach, Savannah

Jennifer Barrett, Park Place Outreach, Savannah

Marolyn Overton, Park Place Outreach, Savannah

Salita Hill, Park Place Outreach, Savannah

Susan Speros, Park Place Outreach, Savannah

Todd Cellini, Park Place Outreach, Savannah

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. The Street Outreach Program team offers mentoring to resident adolescents and provides counseling, clothing and personal care items to teens and young adults up to age 21 that are in need and might not come into the shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, Park Place Outreach has helped more than 6,200 area young people find emergency shelter and thousands more find stability through its non-residential programs. Park Place Outreach is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org or join the group on Facebook (ParkPlace) and Twitter (@parkplaceyes).

CONTACT
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621
http://www.parkplaceyes.org

MEDIA CONTACT
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Carriage Trade Public Relations™
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Bethesda Academy Held Annual Scholarship Gala to Celebrate Graduating Senior Class

Bethesda Academy Held Annual Scholarship Gala to Celebrate Graduating Senior Class

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Fourth Annual Scholarship Gala for Bethesda Academy was held atThe Plantation Club at The Landings. This event supported the Gateway Scholarship Fund and celebrated Bethesda Academy’s 22 seniors in the Class of 2017 the evening before they graduated.

The keynote speaker this year was President H. Michael Hughes, Ph.D., who addressed “The Future of Bethesda Academy.” Overall, 95 percent of Bethesda Academy students graduate on time, and 85 percent of Bethesda Academy students go on to college.

“In our 2016 graduating class of 20 seniors, 19 went on to college, and one entered the Marine Corps,” said Hughes. “This year, 22 Bethesda students are expected to graduate and at least two will be offered full college scholarships. We were very excited to celebrate their accomplishments and to express our goals for the upcoming year.”

This year’s Scholarship Gala was sponsored by Envirovac, South State Bank, THA Group, Seacrest Partners, enmarket, Visit Savannah, The Plantation Club, and The Kennickell Group.

For more information on the event, visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/giving/special-events/scholarship-gala/.

 

Bethesda Academy 2017 Graduating Class

 

Bethesda Academy President H. Michael Hughes, Ph.D.

ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY
Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. Now it is a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through twelve and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and organic farming program and STEM curriculum. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, May 22, 2017

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PLAY IT FORWARD TONIGHT
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah to Host eighth annual “Play It Forward” musical extravaganza fundraising event on Monday, May 22 to benefit Mayor Eddie DeLoach’s Savannah Summer 500 Youth Employment Program. The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. with the Savannah Theatre Troupe entertaining guests inside the Savannah Theatre, located at 222 Bull Street. Tickets are $30 at the door, contact RotariansPIF@gmail.com for more information.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND CAVITIES
(SAVANNAHNOW) “When you enjoy a sugary treat, there is a special kind of bacteria that responds: streptococcus mutans. This bacteria actively breaks down the sugar, converting it to acid. The acid, in turn, can eat away the enamel on teeth,” says Dr. Angela Canfieldhttp://savannahnow.com/accent/2017-05-15/deterring-tooth-decay-facts-behind-cavities-and-sugar

MELANOMA, TAKE A HIKE! 
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology lead a skin cancer awareness excursion – “Melanoma, Take a Hike!” – at Skidaway Island State Park over the weekend. For more information, visit http://lcderm.com/melanoma-take-hike/

LEAD THE WAY INITIATIVE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Michael Hughes spoke at the annual scholarship gala about the future of Bethesda Academy. Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. Now it is a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through twelve and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and organic farming program and STEM curriculum. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376. View his speech at https://youtu.be/hRsGqnTLRO4?t=27s


TIPS TO PREVENT HACKERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the Chamber’s SMART Luncheon, Heather Radtke, VP of Speros, shared tips on preventing hackers. View the presentation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo4FD99S2Zc&feature=youtu.be

AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED FOR HUNTER AND FORT STEWART

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Marne Community & Spouses Club at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, are seeking auction items for the ANNUAL 2017 BASKET AUCTION. Money raised will go toward scholarships to military families. Auction items needed before September 15, 2017. Last year, more than 60 baskets raised over $15,000.
To donate items or a basket contact Jenny Peterson at Jennym_petersen@yahoo.com.


EVACUATION ZONES UPDATED

(SAVANNAH, GA) CEMA announces new evacuation zones in advance of hurricane season: http://wsav.com/2017/05/16/cema-releases-new-evacuation-zones-ahead-of-2017-hurricane-season/

BOWEN LAW 
(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) At The Bowen Law Group, they value transparency and make sure you are involved in all aspects of the litigation which is why they always draft and have you review the documents they create. For more information, visit www.thebowenlawgroup.com

ART SHOW SUPPORTS HOSPICE SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Local painters Fran Thomas and Donna Bouchillon are displaying their new work at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive through the end of June. A portion of art sales goes to help provide the many extra services and programs offered by Hospice Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.hospicesavannah.org/artgallery

FIND YOUR WAY THROUGH ‘THE CLOUD’


CONE COLLECTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hundreds showed up to support Jim Cone’s art exhibit. Over 210 pieces of work on display. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to the Anderson Cancer Institute. Artwork is available until June 25, 2017.  View the South Magazine photos here: https://southmagazine.smugmug.com/Events-2017/Jim-Cone-Reception/

SPOTTED AT THE CONE COLLECTION

(BUNNY WARE) Were you spotted at Jim Cone’s art exhibit? http://beta.spotted.savannahnow.com/mediadetail/29798974?channel=25919&gId=683544

PROHIBITION MUSEUM OPENS IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Prohibition Museum, the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the history of Prohibition, will open its doors to the public on Monday, May 29 in City Market, Savannah, GA. Through immersive displays and state-of-the-art exhibits, guests will learn how Prohibition shaped thinking and culture for more than 200 years of American history. For more information, visit http://www.prweb.com/releases/american-prohibtion/museum-savannah/prweb14328681.htm

WRITING STUDIO OPENS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Amy Paige Condon announces The Refinery, a writing studio, is now open for business. She offers writing classes and is working to create a local community of writers. https://www.therefinerywritingstudio.com

JUST SAY NO TO ‘CAN’T’

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sometime you need a little encouragement. Savannah Yoga Center has it all. Come join them on the mat and say no to the word “can’t.” Classes daily: http://savannahyoga.com/class-schedule


SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR BUSINESS
(SCORE) A lecture on “Drive New Business with Social Media” will be presented by SCORE, Wednesday May 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Georgia Infirmary, 1900 Abercorn St., 2nd Floor Training Room. Free. RSVP: 912-652-4335. For more info: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edzum30b1203cc1d&llr=anwty5eab&showPage=true


A CHILD’S LIFE IS AN INVESTMENT
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) There is a positive return on investment (ROI) for those willing to invest in ending homelessness of kids’ and teens’. Helping a young person before they turn to a lifetime on the streets saves society money in social programs, medical expenses, law enforcement, and other costs. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

MEET GOOBER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Goober, a beautiful grey, male, short-haired cat currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue. Goober is great with other cats and loves attention. He is in great health and ready to find a new home. To view Goober and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-042-goober/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, May 15, 2017

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JULIE WADE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah attorney and school board member Julie Wade has been named executive director of the Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, which provides support and temporary residential services for at-risk children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org
Julie Wade Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah

Julie Wade


CONE COLLECTION RECEPTION AT 24E 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah artist Jim Cone announces a fine art exhibition with the opening reception to be held on Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 24e Design Co., located at 24 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401. The exhibition will be showcased at 24e and run from Thursday, May 18 until Sunday, June 25. Showcasing different fine art works such as drawings, paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces, this art exhibition will be a rare opportunity to view Cone’s work as he does not often publicly show his art. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI). For more information and to see samples of the artwork, visit

https://conecollection.com To make a reservation for the May 18th art reception, visit https://www.conecollection.com/contactArticle: http://savannahnow.com/accent/column/2017-05-06/savartscene-savannah-artist-jim-cone-brings-variety-stories-styles-first


CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCED 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) recognized five outstanding individuals and their employers during the organization’s eighth Annual Night of Champions gala, held Thursday, May 11 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Savannah. The awards went to:

  • Nicholas Brown, a groundskeeper at the Savannah International Airport;
  • Mackenzie Hancock, a sales associate with Polka Dots Gifts & Accessories;
  • George Gates, a custodian with Federal Law Enforcement Training Center & Goodwill;
  • Dennis Pickett, a warehouse team member with Fulfillment.com; and
  • Brenton Scott, a kennel volunteer with Coastal Pet Rescue.

For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Night of Champions 2017

Night of Champions Honorees


OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
(GEORGIA FILM NEWS) Local Savannah attorney Bo Bowen discusses the heavy filming activity happening in Savannah. For more information, visit https://georgiafilmnews.com/2017/05/video-bo-bowen-discusses-heavy-filming-activity-in-savannah/

ST. ANDREW’S SCHOOL RECOGNIZED BY WASHINGTON POST
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Andrew’s School received recognition by The Washington Post as one of the most challenging high schools in the nation. St. Andrew’s is the only private school in Savannah to be recognized on the annual list and ranked #5 for the state of Georgia. For more information on The Washington Post’s annual rankings:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/local/high-school-challenge-2017/ or for more information on the Pre-K 3 through grade 12 school: https://www.saslions.com


HEALTHY SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah’s 10th Annual meeting https://youtu.be/OwphSIY2-XY
Dr. Dwayne Proctor was featured as the keynote speaker; view his presentation at https://youtu.be/2v5hGP8ix-M


ART SHOW SUPPORTS HOSPICE SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Local painters Fran Thomas and Donna Bouchillon are displaying their new work at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive through the end of June. A portion of art sales goes to help provide the many extra services and programs offered by Hospice Savannah. For more information, visit

https://www.hospicesavannah.org/artgallery



FIDGET SPINNERS
(TIME) Break Your iPhone Addiction

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GA SPONSORS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia recently announced that Georgia Power and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. are presenting sponsors for their annual five-month leadership program. All the program participants live and work within Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh or Screven counties. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

RISKS AND BENEFITS OF YOGA HEADSTANDS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Let Savannah Yoga Center help you see things from a different perspective safely with a helping hand:  http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/risks-benefits-yoga-headstands-9014.html

ROTARY CLUB GRANTS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah matched deposits into college savings accounts established at Carver State Bank, by local students who are participants in the 100 Black Men of Savannah’s mentorship program. This is the second consecutive year the 2016 Rotary District grant has made this partnership possible. For more information, visit www.savrotary.org

MELANOMA, TAKE A HIKE! 
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology will lead a skin cancer awareness excursion – “Melanoma, Take a Hike!” – on Sunday, May 21 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. Water, sunscreen and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit http://lcderm.com/melanoma-take-hike/
Low Country Dermatology Melanoma Take a Hike

PLAN FOR NECESSITIES FIRST, THEN FLASH IN COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

PROHIBITION MUSEUM OPENS IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA – PRWEB) The American Prohibition Museum, the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the history of Prohibition, will open its doors to the public on Monday, May 29 in City Market, Savannah, GA. Through immersive displays and state-of-the-art exhibits, guests will learn how Prohibition shaped thinking and culture for more than 200 years of American history. For more information, visit http://www.prweb.com/releases/american-prohibtion/museum-savannah/prweb14328681.htm

UNITED WAY HOSTS WOMEN WHO RULE

NO INSTAGRAM APP NEEDED
(MASHABLE) You Can Now Post Your Pics on Instagram Without the App

http://mashable.com/2017/05/08/instagram-mobile-web-sharing/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#8RZ6b.RslOqd


BETHESDA SCHOLARSHIP GALA
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Fourth Annual Scholarship Gala for Bethesda Academy will be held at The Plantation Club at The Landings, on Friday, May 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This event will support the Gateway Scholarship Fund and celebrate Bethesda Academy’s 22 seniors in the Class of 2017 the evening before they graduate. The keynote speaker this year will be President H. Michael Hughes, Ph.D., who will address “The Future of Bethesda Academy.” Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/giving/special-events/scholarship-gala/. Please contact John Reddan at 912.644.4376 for additional information regarding the 2017 Scholarship Gala.

TICKETS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah will be selling tickets at the door for their annual Play It Forward event that raises funds for at-risk youth in the area.  Contact the Play It Forward committee at RotariansPIF@gmail.com for more details or to become a sponsor: https://www.facebook.com/Rotarians-Play-It-Forward-362452323450/



NATIONAL SAVING PETS DAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue has once again been selected for the national Saving Pets Challenge, a fundraising competition in which organizations focused on keeping pets out of shelters compete to raise the most money for their cause. To help, donors should visit https://www.crowdrise.com/coastal-pet-rescue-savingpets and give what they can.

LDSS Night of Champions 2017 Recipients

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Honors 2017 Champions at Annual Gala

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) recognized five outstanding individuals and their employers during the organization’s eighth Annual Night of Champions gala, held Thursday, May 11 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Savannah.

The organization’s 2017 Champions are adult workers who demonstrate exemplary dedication and commitment as employees and are recognized as integral team members at their places of work.

The awards went to:

“By living to their fullest potentials, the LDSS Champions are advocates for themselves and others with Down syndrome or other cognitive or developmental challenges, proving themselves truly able,” said the 2017 Night of Champions chairwoman, Allyson Harvin. “Each year, we recognize those Champions who, through their paid or unpaid work, bring about a greater public awareness and understanding of people with Down syndrome and all differently-abled adults.”

The President of LDSS, Candy Bogardus presented the President’s Award to Bonnie Rachael, founder and CEO of Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center. Located in Guyton, Georgia, Faith Equestrian began back in 2006 with the mission of, “We exist to improve the lives of individuals with different abilities through the power of the horse.” The center now has 12 horses, a donkey, and offers two primary programs, the Therapeutic Riding program and the EFL Program. For more information on the Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, visit http://faithetc.org.

Over 600 Savannah area business leaders, employees and advocates attended the event. The National Down Syndrome Society’s Chief of Staff delivered welcoming remarks and Savannah’s own Jamie Deen, TV personality and best-selling cookbook author, served as master of ceremonies. Deen, who sits on the LDSS Board, is a strong advocate for hiring individuals with Down syndrome and other different abilities.

2017 Night of Champions Attendees

2017 Night of Champions Attendees

2017 CHAMPIONS

NICHOLAS BROWN came to the Savannah International Airport in 2014 and worked in the airport terminal before he was offered a job as a groundskeeper. His supervisor, George Miller, says Brown demonstrates commitment, dedication, personal care and pride in his work. He also has been recognized by WTOC as a Community Champion.

MACKENZIE HANCOCK has worked for Polka Dots Gifts & Accessories for the past year. Hancock has several tasks that she does regularly but is always willing to try something new. Her manager, Jackie Pickering, says Hancock comes to work happily, has an enthusiastic personality and does whatever she is asked to do. Her coworkers say she is incredibly funny, caring, kind and loving and is personable with staff and customers.

GEORGE GATES has worked as a custodian with Goodwill Southeast Georgia for 15 years. He greets his co-workers with a smile, a sincere “hello” and his signature hug. His supervisor, Runella Black, says Gates comes to work early and never hesitates to work late if the facility is short-staffed. He impresses others with his work ethic, compassion, friendly personality and ability to work well under pressure. He demonstrates superlative customer service and enjoys speaking (and taking pictures) with the various dignitaries who tour the building. He also loves sharing his success story of how Goodwill has impacted his life.

DENNIS PICKETT has been employed as a warehouse team member with Fulfillment.com for eight months. His employment specialist, Alina Rickards, says Dennis volunteered in the cafeteria while he still was in school and expressed a desire to become part of the Fulfillment.com workforce. After completing a job assessment, Pickett joined the Fulfillment.com warehouse team.

BRENTON SCOTT has been on the team at Coastal Pet Rescue for a year. His supervisor, Jennifer Taylor, and the facility’s director, Lisa Scarborough say Scott’s family had spent several years trying to find a place where the young man could work on developing his independence. He first was teamed with a senior volunteer to work one day a week in the kennels to provide proper diets, perform all sanitary cleaning and make sure the dogs got daily exercise. After about four months, he started joining coworkers on weekends to attend adoption events to promote the dogs he cared for and to help them find new homes.

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Night of Champions 2017

Jamie Deen, Jennifer Taylor, and Brenton Scott

MORE ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, outreach, education and advocacy to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion. Meetings are held every fourth Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/. Find LDSS on Twitter at @LowcountryDSS.

CONTACT
Candy Bogardus
cbogardus@ldssga.org
912-663-8573

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Junior Partner
Carriage Trade Public Relations®
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, May 8, 2017

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BETHESDA SCHOLARSHIP GALA

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Fourth Annual Scholarship Gala for Bethesda Academy will be held at The Plantation Club at The Landings, on Friday, May 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This event will support the Gateway Scholarship Fund and celebrate Bethesda Academy’s 22 seniors in the Class of 2017 the evening before they graduate. The keynote speaker this year will be President H. Michael Hughes, Ph.D., who will address “The Future of Bethesda Academy.” Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/giving/special-events/scholarship-gala/. Please contact John Reddan at 912.644.4376 for additional information regarding the 2017 Scholarship Gala.

Bethesda Academy 2017 Graduating Class to be honored at annual scholarship gala.

Bethesda Academy 2017 Graduating Class to be honored at annual scholarship gala.


NEW SUPERINTENDENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Board of Public Education for the City of Savannah/Chatham County announces the selection of Dr. Ann Levett as the incoming Superintendent. After a month-long application phase that resulted in the receipt of 97 completed applications, the field was narrowed down to four final candidates. Dr. Levett currently serves as the school district’s Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer. News and information may be found on the school district’s website at http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us

ROTARY CLUB GRANTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah matched deposits into college savings accounts established at Carver State Bank, by local students who are participants in the 100 Black Men of Savannah’s mentorship program. This is the second consecutive year the 2016 Rotary District grant has made this partnership possible. For more information, visit www.savrotary.org

MELANOMA, TAKE A HIKE!
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology will lead a skin cancer awareness excursion – “Melanoma, Take a Hike!” – on Sunday, May 21 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. Water, sunscreen and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit http://lcderm.com/melanoma-take-hike/
Low Country Dermatology Melanoma Take a Hike

ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT
(SAVANNAH, GA) At the first of four lectures in the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series, The Living Vine Christian Maternity Home was presented with a $1000 grant to be used for basic needs such as food, electricity, education, and transportation. During the luncheon, Dr. Patricia Stewart and Margaret L. Clay presented “AROMATHERAPY: How are Essential Oils Making a Place in Healthcare?” This marks the fourth year for the enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9. To RSVP for the lectures, visit http://healthysavannah.org/2017-encourage-health-series/. For more information, visit http://enmarkstations.com/EncourageHealthSeries

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GA SPONSORS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia recently announced that Georgia Power and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. are presenting sponsors for the annual five-month leadership program. All of the program participants live and work within Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

HOSPITALITY PROGRAM AT WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Kessler Organization is partnering with the Woodville-Tompkins Technical & Career High School to provide an enhanced hospitality management program for students. Facility improvements will provide a true-to-life educational setting that is representative of the hospitality enterprise and exhibits the standards of excellence in the look, feel, and content of the Kessler organization. The vision of the partnership is to create sustainable, hospitality programming for the Savannah-Chatham Public School System (SCCPSS) that will provide marketable, management level skills for students in a way that is mutually beneficial for all parties and, most importantly, the students and local communities. For more information on the SCCPSS, visit http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us

ROTARY SEEKS ‘PLAY IT FORWARD’ SPONSORSHIPS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah is recruiting sponsors for the annual Play It Forward event that raises funds for at-risk youth in the area. Sponsorship dollars, at a variety of levels, support Mayor Deloach’s Summer Intern program for 11th and 12th grade students. Contact the Play It Forward committee at RotariansPIF@gmail.com for more details or to become a sponsor:  https://www.facebook.com/Rotarians-Play-It-Forward-362452323450/ 

UPDATES ON NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is pleased to announce the Chief of Staff of the National Down Syndrome Society will provide opening remarks and welcome all of the honorees during the eighth annual Night of Champions gala on Thursday, May 11. Savannah’s own Jamie Deen, TV personality and best-selling cookbook author, will return as emcee. For more information, please visit www.nightofchampions.org

DAVENPORT HOUSE OFFERS EARLY BIRD TOURS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House will offers 8 a.m. tours every Saturday during the month of May. Early Bird’s Walking Tour: Discovering 1820s Savannah is a 2.5 mile walk, beginning and ending at The Davenport House. Tickets are $21 per person. For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/category/events/


COASTAL ELECTRIC OFFERS SUMMER JOBS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Electric Cooperative is offering a summer work-study program to introduce rising high school seniors to career opportunities in the electric cooperative industry. The eight-week program pays $9 per hour and includes a $500 college scholarship. The deadline to apply is May 15. Information and applications available at:

A FEED WITHOUT FRIENDS
(BUSINESS INSIDER) Facebook’s New Feed

UNITED WAY HOSTS WOMEN WHO RULE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Make plans to attend the United Way Women Who Rule luncheon and expo on Wednesday, May 17 at 11 a.m., at The Westin Savannah Harbor. Tickets are $45. The panel includes Heather Burge (Bleu Belle), Cheryl Dozier (Savannah State University), Tammie Mosley (Clerk of Superior Court) and Jenny Gentry (Ameris Bank). Proceeds benefit women and children locally by providing dependable transportation. For tickets or more information, visit: https://uwce.org/event/women-who-rule

 
CLASS FEATURES GODDESSES OF YOGA 
(SAVANNAH) Celebrate and learn about the Goddesses of yoga through movement, essential oils and coloring meditation, May 132-4:15 p.m. at Savannah Yoga Center. This 60-minute all-levels gentle yoga class will focus on hips, pelvis and back with essential oils of the Goddesses sprinkled in along the way. Specifically, we will explore emotionally uplifting essential oils that balance female hormones, reduce feelings of stress and promote over all female well-being. More info: http://savannahyoga.com/workshops

HELP KIDS SURVIVE THE STREETS 
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Young people on the street are often perceived as ‘bad kids’ if/ when they engage in risky behaviors. The reality is that many of these young people do not engage in these behaviors until they are already on the streets and only do so for survival or to cope. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

UNDERWATER EXPLORATION OF GRAY’S REEF TO BE LIVESTREAMED
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Wednesday, May 10 at 10 a.m., Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Education Division and NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary will livestream a virtual tour of Gray’s Reef. Marine biologists and divers from the University of Georgia and NOAA will be available to answer questions via Twitter at #GraysReefLive. The general public is welcome to participate. Individuals and teachers may access the livestream and supplemental learning materials at http://www.gpb.org/education/explore/grays-reef.  Currently, more than 14,000 students are registered for the Live Exploration.

BOWEN LAW OFFERS VARIETY OF EXPERTISE 
(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) In addition to their other areas of expertise, The Bowen Law Group also has extensive knowledge in the manufacturing sector. Among their practice areas, they have experience with distribution relationships, oil and gas, and licensing and permitting. For more information, visit  www.thebowenlawgroup.com
 

APPS ARE KILLING YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
(INC) And How To Stop Them

LEARN HOW TO USE QUICKBOOKS ONLINE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on May 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Developed for beginners and prospective users, this course provides a hands-on approach to learning the features and functions available to QuickBooks online users. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/may-9th-quickbooks-online-savannah/

RESCHEDULED: TINY HOUSE, BIG HEART
(SAVANNAH, GA) Tiny House, Big Heart is a community fundraiser for homeless veterans on Thursday, May 11 from 5 – 9 p.m. at Ships of the Sea Museum. Chef Lauren Teague of Atlantic and the pizza queens of Big Bon Pizza will be cooking for a cause. Proceeds from the event will go toward the first land payment of $30,000 for the Tiny House Project. To purchase $10 tickets or to read more about this worthwhile project, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/480782542312352/

CONE COLLECTION RECEPTION AT 24E 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah artist Jim Cone announces a fine art exhibition with the opening reception to be held on Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 24e Design Co., located at 24 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401. The exhibition will be showcased at 24e and run from Thursday, May 18 until Sunday, June 25. Showcasing different fine art works such as drawings, paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces, this art exhibition will be a rare opportunity to view Cone’s work as he does not often publicly show his art. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI). For more information and to see samples of the artwork, visit https://conecollection.com To make a reservation for the May 18th art reception, visit https://www.conecollection.com/contact

SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR BUSINESS
(SCORE) A lecture on “Drive New Business with Social Media” will be presented by SCORE, Wed May 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Georgia Infirmary, 1900 Abercorn St., 2nd Floor Training Room. Free. RSVP: 912-652-4335. For more info:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edzum30b1203cc1d&llr=anwty5eab&showPage=true


ALL-PURPOSE CONTRACTORS KEY TO COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
(THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP) Jack-of-all-trades – aligning yourself with a general contractor who can provide multiple services can reduce your commercial construction burdens. For more information, visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/

TIRED?
(TIME) 6 Ways To Get Better Sleep

http://time.com/4765198/insomnia-sleep-tips/


PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN MAINE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Joseph C. Gamble is offfering a week long photography workshop in Rockport, Maine from August 6 – 12. The workshop includes daily shooting excursions, an introduction to various software technologies, and hands-on experience with landscape photography. For more information, visit http://www.josephgamble.com/index/G0000F1rLFWziHnI

NATIONAL SAVING PETS DAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue has once again been selected for the national Saving Pets Challenge, a fundraising competition in which organizations focused on keeping pets out of shelters compete to raise the most money for their cause. To help, donors should visit https://www.crowdrise.com/coastal-pet-rescue-savingpets and give what they can.

Bethesda Academy Announces Annual Scholarship Gala for May 19

Bethesda Academy Announces Annual Scholarship Gala for May 19

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Fourth Annual Scholarship Gala for Bethesda Academy will be held at The Plantation Club at The Landings, on Friday, May 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

This event will support the Gateway Scholarship Fund and celebrate Bethesda Academy’s 22 seniors in the Class of 2017 the evening before they graduate.

The keynote speaker this year will be President H. Michael Hughes, Ph.D., who will address “The Future of Bethesda Academy.” Overall, 95 percent of Bethesda Academy students graduate on time, and 85 percent of Bethesda Academy students go on to college.

“In our 2016 graduating class of 20 seniors, 19 went on to college, and one entered the Marine Corps,” said Hughes. “This year, 22 Bethesda students are expected to graduate and at least two will be offered full college scholarships. We are very excited to celebrate their accomplishments and to express our goals for the upcoming year.”

This year’s Scholarship Gala is sponsored by Envirovac, ​South State Bank, THA Group, Seacrest Partners, enmarket, Visit Savannah, The Plantation Club, and The Kennickell Group.

Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/giving/special-events/scholarship-gala/. Please contact John Reddan at 912.644.4376 for additional information regarding the 2017 Scholarship Gala.

Bethesda Academy 2017 Graduating Class to be honored at annual scholarship gala.

ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY
Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. Now it is a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through twelve and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and organic farming program and STEM curriculum. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

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