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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, May 21, 2018

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ENMARKET FEATURES LOCAL NEW PRODUCT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket stores are some of the first retail locations to stock a new dry-aged beef jerky from Hunter Cattle Co. The product is the first shelf-stable beef jerky that does not require freezing and is dry-aged for 21 days where the typical jerky is smoked for a day or two. The beef jerky comes in five flavors and is made from grassfed beef in Statesboro, Ga. For retail locations or more information on Enmarket, visit http://enmarket.com/ or more information on Hunter Cattle Co., visit http://www.huntercattle.com/dry-aged-beef/

HORIZONS SAVANNAH GIVING DAY PASSES GOAL 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Horizons Savannah Giving Day, held Wednesday, May 16, raised more than $77,000 to benefit the Horizons Savannah program resulting in their largest Giving Day ever. Horizons Savannah’s raised funds will go to directly to helping close the opportunity gap for low-income Kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Chatham County and the greater Savannah area. For more information visit, http://horizonssavannah.org/

CLEAN ENERGY ROADSHOW IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Producers of the 8th annual Georgia Clean Energy Roadshow series hosted by Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols announced today that they will be adding the Technology Association of Georgia’s (TAG) State of the Industry Technology Update to their multi-city event series on transportation, alternative fuels and renewable energy. During the event, Larry Williams, President of TAG will present the TAG State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report; an essential tool for Georgia’s many technology stakeholders. He will then lead a fireside chat with Jen Bonnett who is the incoming Executive Director, Creative Coast and Vice-President, Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the Savannah Economic Development Authority. For more information on the 2018 Clean Energy Roadshow visit www.cleanenergyroadshow.comor call 678-390-2737.

REGIONAL LEADERS PRESENT TO LSEGA
(CHATHAM COUNTY) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA), a regional leadership program designed to advance the economic and community development in the 10-county southeast Georgia region, hosted well respected statewide and local leaders during their 2018 graduation weekend held in Savannah, Georgia. The group toured the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, The Georgia Ports Authority and HCA Memorial Hospital, rode on buses provided by Chatham Area Transit and enjoyed dinners at the home of Cora Bett Thomas, CEO of Cora Bett Thomas Realty and Charles Bowen, Founder of The Bowen Law Group and the Savannah Film Alliance. For more information, visit: http://www.lsega.com/

BUNNY IN THE CITY HEADS TO NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Bunny Ware’s coverage of Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society’s Night of Champions was published this past weekend in the Savannah Morning News. She gave a glowing written snap shot of an awesome event. To read her article please visit, visit http://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20180519/bunny-in-city-positivity-shines-at-savannahs-night-of-champions

GEORGIA  ENTERTAINMENT 102 EVENT
(ATLANTA, GA) Guests are invited mingle with the who’s who of the entertainment industry as Georgia Entertainment 102 provides an overview of key industry data and review the recent legislative session. Charles Bowen of The Bowen Law Group and the Savannah Film Alliance will present again this year. This will be one of the final events at the iconic Moonshine Post Productions location as they are shifting to a new location. This is an invite only event. If you would like an invitation, please contact https://georgiaentertainmentnews.com/contact-us/

APPLY TO MATTHEW REARDON CENTER FOR AUTISM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Advance Academy is the only year-round day school in southeast Georgia for children, ages 6-18, diagnosed with ASD. Advance Academy is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and is a provider for the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship program. And they are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year! For more information, please visit http://www.matthewreardon.org/advance-academy-application/

SPEROS EXPANDS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, announces the firm has expanded to better serve the increasing needs of clients with the addition of three new hires: Wes Christain, IT technician; Mallory Teeple, carrier management specialist and Jordan A. Winters, sales administrator. For more information, please visit https://speros.com/speros-adds-employees-to-expand-customer-support/

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF A BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE announces its fifth workshop in the series “Tools to Grow Your Business”. It is entitled “Statistical and Financial Tools to Track Business Performance”, and will be presented in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty St, Savannah, on 31 May, from 11:30 to 1:00. Managing a business can be a challenge, but knowing how to measure the results is an imperative to keep you on track and moving smartly forward. Designed for those just starting and for established businesses.

Call SCORE at (912)-652-4335 to register.

BETHESDA ACADEMY GRADUATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) PHOTOS from Bethesda Academy’s graduation: http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180519/bethesda-academy-graduation

BOWEN EMCEED FOR FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen recently emceed the first annual SCCPSS Student Film and Media Festival on May 16 at the Yamacraw Center for Performing Arts. This festival will showcased 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. View the film festival here:

SOCIAL MEDIA

DID YOU KNOW…?
(LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY) Did you know Down syndrome is not caused by any particular gene? Instead, it’s the result of extra genetic material produced during cell division. People with Down syndrome are born with more copies of chromosome 21 than the average person. To learn about local support for families of people with Down syndrome, visit https://ldssga.org

TWITTER PASSWORD ADVISORY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Another incident could leave your information vulnerable. A recent bug had left the passwords for Twitter users potentially accessible for cybercriminals. In this week’s security tip video, learn more about what happened and the steps you can take to protect your information. Watch this week’sSecurity Tip at https://www.pii-protect.com/MicroTrainings/micro_training_view/98?brand_key=uyjmd&ID=53755 or for more information on Speros visit, www.speros.com

DEDICATION OF LITTLE FREE LIBRARY AT PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) A dedication ceremony for the new Little Free Library at Park Place Outreach will take place Sunday, June 3rd. The Little Free Library, painted by local artist Kimberly Dawn Crowder, will be part of the Flannery O’Connor Book Trail, which runs from Savannah, Ga. to Milledgeville, Ga. Little Free Libraries encourage anyone to take a book and leave a book. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/dedication-of-little-free-library-at-park-place-outreach/

FELDER & ASSOCIATES RECEIVE RECOGNITION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Historic Savannah Foundation recently announced the winners of the annual Preservation Awards, recognizing excellence in preservation for Savannah and Chatham County. Brian K. Felder (Felder & Associates) received a Preservation Award to honor his architectural work on the Levy Beach Cottage on Tybee Island. Established in 2012, Felder & Associates specializes in historic preservation, commercial architecture, adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, green building, and neo-traditional building. For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call (912) 777-3979, or visit www.felderassociates.net
Felder & Associates Receives Award

Pictured: Carrie Harvill (Office Manager at Felder and Associates), Gretchen Callejas (Architect at Felder and Associates), Joan Levy (Owner)


JONES RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP

(SAVANNAH, GA) On May 8, Bethesda Academy’s Samuel Jones Carter capped off a successful track season by signing a track scholarship to attend Catawba College. This season, Carter won the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) championship in the triple jump and placed third in the long jump. To learn more, visit http://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/sports-with-walter-moore-497/ or http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/

MELANOMA AWARENESS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology shared melanoma awareness tips on Facebook. Dr Howington and her team will also be donating $500 to the Nancy N. and J.C Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/LowCountryDermatology/videos/1963950487011952/

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.

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: 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/

JUNIOR LEAGUE RECEIVES AWARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah received recognition for its Membership Recruitment and Engagement program at the 96th Annual Conference of The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), held in Memphis, TN. They are currently recruiting new members for the 2018-2019 new membership program and invite all women in the area who are interested in leadership training and community service opportunities to apply. Visit www.jrleaguesav.org  for more information.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB RAISES $200,000
(BLUFFTON, SC) The Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton celebrated “20 Years of Building a Better Bluffton One Child at a Time!” during their 2018 Gala & Auction at the beautiful Montage Palmetto Bluff. The event, which is their largest fundraiser of the year, raised more than $200,000 for the club. Audi Hilton Head was the 2018 Premiere Sponsor. For more information, please visit https://www.bgcbluffton.org or www.audihiltonhead.com/

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

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/


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

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

MEET ZEUS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Zeus, a male boxer who is looking for his forever home. Zeus is about 11 years old and loves attention and laying at his owners feet. To view Zeus and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-348-zeus/
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(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/


(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, May 7, 2018

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TEDx SAVANNAH – MAY 11th
(SAVANNAH, GA) Spend a day with us at TEDxSavannah. On May 11, the event is at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center’s Oglethorpe Auditorium. Art, science, history, technology- all are explored by speakers with unusual perspective. Ferry over from downtown or enjoy free parking. Get tickets and learn more at tedxsavannah.com

THE PRESCRIPTION FOR LIFE: 4 PILLARS OF HEALTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Evelyn Higgins will present a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, June 26, during the 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.

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

THE NINTH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA), The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is hosting its 9th Annual Night of Champions. The event recognizes 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. For more information on the event, visit nightofchampions.org 

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 19th 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/

Low Country Dermatology's Walk for Melanoma Awareness


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/

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 https://app.etapestry.com/cart/BethesdaAcademy/default/item.php?ref=1229.0.185029681

BRANDING TIP

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.

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/.

SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS WALKATHON AT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) In support of Southeastern Guide Dogs, Peacock Automotive hosted a walkathon. The event was kid friendly and had local firefighters and a firetruck for children’s interaction throughout the day. People were encouraged to bring their dogs. Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services include breeding and training dogs, on-campus instruction and lifetime follow-up for graduates. They are provided at no cost to students and veterans. In line with the mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs, the Lions Club was on site with free vision testing for anyone who participated in the walkathon. For more information about the walkathon, visit https://guidedogswalkathon.org/savannah. Visit the dealership online at www.peacockusedcars.com or call 843-208-1400.

GEMINI MAN WRAPS PRODUCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s latest feature film production, Gemini Man, has wrapped up its shooting schedule. Filming since October 2017, this particular film marks the largest show Savannah has hosted to date. Gemini Man stars Will Smith and Clive Owen and is set to hit theaters in the fall of 2019. The story is an action, sci-fi feature when an over-the-hill hitman faces off against a younger clone of himself. For upcoming Savannah Area Film Office projects, news, and events, visit https://www.savannahfilm.org/

FACEBOOK FRIENDS 
(MASHABLE) Why you feel guilty unfriending people you don’t even like: https://mashable.com/2018/04/24/unfollow-facebook-friends-guilt/?utm_cid=hp-r-1#5KRVVyDvTaqM


PROTECT YOUR DATA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Everyone agrees that protecting sensitive data should be a top priority for organizations and individuals around the world, learn about how you can strengthen your security skills and protect sensitive data from Speros in their Security newsletter. https://www.pii-protect.com/SecurityNewsLetters/view/32?brand_key=uyjmd&ID=53755 or for more information on Speros visit, www.speros.com

JOB POST: JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah (JLS) seeks to hire a part-time bookkeeper. JLS is a nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Additional information about  JLS  is available  at www.jrleaguesav.org or http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180423/advertising-specialty-services-celebrates-new-brand-30-years. JLS is an equal opportunity employer.

PRODUCTS WITH PURPOSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Advertising Specialty Services, established in 1988 by Diana Morrison, recently celebrated 30 great years of service while unveiling a new logo and tag line, “Products with Purpose.” Ad Specialty’s mission to provide brand recognition for businesses, large and small, stays the same as the business strengthens its own brand. The showroom is located at 402 E. Montgomery Cross Road. For more information, visit

Advertising Specialty Services 30th Anniversary with Diana Morrison cutting ribbon


VIRTUAL SHOPPING
(AMAZON) Amazon now delivers to the trunk of your car:

SCORE’S INFLUENCE IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH,GA) Reality, not theory. An independent annual Client Engagement Survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, has found that, in 2017, the Savannah Chapter of SCORE helped establish 166 new businesses and create 213 new non-owner jobs in the Savannah area. For more information about Savannah SCORE or to schedule a free mentoring session with a Savannah SCORE mentor, please go to https://savannah.score.org.

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:

WOMEN IN BUSINESS

(INC) Why This 1 U.S. City Is Tops for Successful Women Entrepreneurs:

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/

SCCPSS STUDENT FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL SELECTS CHARLES BOWEN AS EMCEE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen will emcee the first annual SCCPSS Student Film and Media Festival announced for May 16th 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

INTRODUCING YETI
(SAVANNAH, GA) Yeti is a male dachshund/chihuahua mix who is currently living in foster care. He loves dogs, kids, kisses, and snuggling as well as walks and car rides. To view Yeti and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-121-yeti/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 30, 2018

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WORKSHOP BY DEWITT TILTON GROUP
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group will host a luncheon workshop on May 3 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 will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is intended for realtors, business owners, individuals in commercial construction and anyone with an interest in the field. Space is limited. For more information on the luncheon or on commercial construction, call (912) 777-3404 or visit

 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. Learn more at https://youtu.be/CPEjiG7rNlE

LEGAL QUESTIONS?
(SAVANNAH, GA) Bowen: 10 Legal questions small businesses don’t always know to ask:

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 19th 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/


LDSS 9TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will host its 9th Annual Night of Champions on Thursday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The event will recognize differently-abled Savannah area employees who excel in their workplace and their employers. The evening will include dinner, a silent auction and a cash bar, with Jamie Deen and Allyson Harvin serving as the night’s emcees. Business professional attire is requested. Individual tickets are $50, and tables of ten can be reserved for $500 at https://nightofchampions.org/.

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 https://app.etapestry.com/cart/BethesdaAcademy/default/item.php?ref=1229.0.185029681

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS) Top Tips on Facebook Live with Cynthia Wright

GEMINI MAN WRAPS PRODUCTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s latest feature film production, Gemini Man, has wrapped up its shooting schedule. Filming since October 2017, this particular film marks the largest show Savannah has hosted to date. Gemini Man stars Will Smith and Clive Owen and is set to hit theaters in the fall of 2019. The story is an action, sci-fi feature when an over-the-hill hitman faces off against a younger clone of himself. For upcoming Savannah Area Film Office projects, news, and events, visit https://www.savannahfilm.org/

JOB, CAREER OR CALLING? 
(FORBES) Meaningful work is important to almost everyone, regardless of what that work entails. Luckily, research suggests that experiencing your work as a calling instead of “just a job” largely comes down to changing your perspective. Read the full article at

https://www.forbes.com/sites/melodywilding/2018/04/23/do-you-have-a-job-career-or-calling-the-difference-matters/#32d05493632a


PROTECT YOUR DATA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Everyone agrees that protecting sensitive data should be a top priority for organizations and individuals around the world, learn about how you can strengthen your security skills and protect sensitive data from Speros in their Security newsletter. https://www.pii-protect.com/SecurityNewsLetters/view/32?brand_key=uyjmd&ID=53755 or for more information on Speros visit, www.speros.com

SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS WALKATHON AT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) In support of Southeastern Guide Dogs, Peacock Automotive hosted a walkathon. The event was kid friendly and had local firefighters and a firetruck for children’s interaction throughout the day. People were encouraged to bring their dogs. Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services include breeding and training dogs, on-campus instruction and lifetime follow-up for graduates. They are provided at no cost to students and veterans. In line with the mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs, the Lions Club was on site with free vision testing for anyone who participated in the walkathon. For more information about the walkathon, visit https://guidedogswalkathon.org/savannah. Visit the dealership online at www.peacockusedcars.com or call 843-208-1400.

ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT: 
LOOP IT UP SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) At the first of four presentations during the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series, Loop It Up Savannah was presented with a $1,000 grant to be used for art supplies and food for after-school programs. At the luncheon, Dr. Luke Curtsinger discussed The Blue Zone and how its nine life-guiding principles can promote longevity, well-being and overall happiness. During each presentation, a local nonprofit organization will receive a $1,000 Encourage Health grant to support their programs promoting healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/

PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES DONATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter received over $3500 from 100+ Women Who Care, an organization dedicated to helping the community find at least 100 or more women to each contribute $100 on a quarterly basis to charities located in the Savannah/Chatham area. To learn more about Park Place Outreach and how it puts donations like these to use, visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Facebook.

JOB POST: JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah (JLS) seeks to hire a part-time bookkeeper. JLS is a nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Additional information about JLS is


PRODUCTS WITH PURPOSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Advertising Specialty Services, established in 1988 by Diana Morrison, recently celebrated 30 great years of service while unveiling a new logo and tag line, “Products with Purpose.” Ad Specialty’s mission to provide brand recognition for businesses, large and small, stays the same as the business strengthens its own brand. The showroom is located at 402 E. Montgomery Cross Road. For more information, visit

Advertising Specialty Services 30th Anniversary with Diana Morrison cutting ribbon


THANK YOU FOR FIGHTING BREAST CANCER
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Susan G. Komen 2018 Race for the Cure exceeded the organization’s fund raising goal of $200,000. The race secured $211,875 in funding to support the mission of saving lives in Coastal Georgia. Donations are still being accepted in person at the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia office, 2250 E. Victory Drive, or online at http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/TR?fr_id=7079&pg=entry

FELDER & ASSOCIATES BREAKS GROUND
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Pooler Catholic Community has been raising money to build a facility in the Pooler area. Corpus Christi Catholic Mission kicked off the eight-month construction process with a ground blessing and a groundbreaking. The ceremony, led by Bishop Gregory John Hartmayer, OFM, Conv. of the Diocese of Savannah, was held at the construction site located at 1745 Benton Blvd. off Pooler Parkway. The $4.2 million project is expected to be complete by early December 2018. Felder & Associates was selected as the lead architect and R. W. Allen was chosen as a commercial general contractor for the project. For more information, visit


JUNKLUGGERS E-WASTE RECYCLING 
AT EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s annual Earth Day Festival was held in Forsyth Park. Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire had a special exhibit where they collected electronic waste, such as computers, televisions, monitors, printers, fax machines, small household appliances, and cell phones. The Earth Day Festival also included free workshops, including one from Trevor Hess, the owner of Junkluggers, presenting “Waste to Wealth: How to Use the Three R’s (Reducing, Reusing and Recycling) to Your Advantage.” For more information, visit www.earthdaysavannah.org. To view Cynthia Wright’s interview from the Earth Day event with Trevor Hess, visit https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/1496076253848737/
Trevor Hess, owner of The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire at Earth Day Festival

HUBBARD JOINS HOSPICE SAVANNAH FOUNDATION 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah Foundation recently named its officers and directors for 2018-19. Sam Hubbard, founder and managing director, Coastal Capital Management, joins the non-profit board. Hospice Savannah provides services and resources on living with a life limiting illness, dying, death, grief and loss. For more information on the non-profit, visit http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180413/newsmakers

FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS IN APRIL
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of April being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon will offer free oral cancer screenings throughout the month at both of her offices. These exams normally cost up to $80. The oral cancer screening is noninvasive and takes less than 10 minutes. By using a VELscope to shine a visible blue light in the mouth, Canfield’s staff will be able to detect suspicious tissue that is abnormal. While the screenings will be free, an appointment is necessary. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/free-oral-cancer-screenings-in-april/

5 SKILLS FOR LAUNCHING YOUR OWN STARTUP

(MASHABLE) No matter how groundbreaking your startup idea is, you won’t be able to get it off the ground if you don’t possess the necessary technical and interpersonal skills. Read more at https://mashable.com/2018/04/23/skills-every-startup-founder-needs-to-have/?utm_cid=hp-n-1#NZfnnOvDLmqt

SCORE’S INFLUENCE IN SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH,GA) Reality, not theory. An independent annual Client Engagement Survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, has found that, in 2017, the Savannah Chapter of SCORE helped establish 166 new businesses and create 213 new non-owner jobs in the Savannah area. For more information about Savannah SCORE or to schedule a free mentoring session with a Savannah SCORE mentor, please go to https://savannah.score.org.

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.

PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) In observance of National Child Abuse Prevention month, Greenbriar Children’s Center and Park Place Outreach recently planted 120 blue pinwheels in front of the Forsyth Park Band Shell which serves as a visual representation of the freedom that is desired for each child. In addition, Mayor Eddie DeLoach signed a proclamation in honor of the contributions made by these two non-profits toward the prevention of child abuse in Savannah. Learn more about either organization or ways to volunteer at http://www.greenbriarchildrenscenter.org/ and https://parkplaceyes.org/

LDSS ANNOUNCES 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is pleased to announce its 2018 board of directors. Officers include Tom Kenkel, president; Dr. Ben Spitalnick, vice president; Michael Holton, Jr., secretary; Brian Hussey, treasurer; and Candy Bogardus, past president. They are joined on the board by Jason Ambrose, John Bogardus, Jamie Deen, Joe Marchese, Harris Martin, Kristin Nyce, Traci Shreck, and Stephen Greene. LDSS has grown from a group of four families who banded together in April 2006, with a shared experience of having a family member with Down syndrome, to a society that has attracted thousands of parents, children, advocates, community volunteers and corporate supporters. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-2018-board-of-directors/

RAMBAM 5K
(SAVANNAH, GA) Rambam Day School presents the Memorial Day 5k Run/Walk at Kensington Park in Savannah, GA. Event starts at 8am. $35 to Register. To sign up:

DERBY PARTY FOR REED-HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) 2018 Art & Derby Party Friend & Fundraiser for Reed-House, Inc. will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Savannah Botanical Garden. Live Derby coverage, delicious fare provided by Elizabeth’s on 37th, Mint Juleps, plein air artists, auction and much more! Tickets $45 available at https://www.reed-house.org/

THE RIGHT FEEDBACK
(INC) Forget the Year-End Performance Review: This Feedback Technique Is Far More Effective

TEDx SAVANNAH – MAY 11th
(SAVANNAH, GA) Spend a day with us at TEDxSavannah. On May 11, the event is at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center’s Oglethorpe Auditorium. Art, science, history, technology–all are explored by speakers with unusual perspective. Ferry over from downtown or enjoy free parking. Get tickets and learn more at

WOMEN’S NETWORK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will be held on June 1st at EmployAbility in Savannah. The event is intended to help support local women owned businesses and to help women network in effort to grow personally and professionally. Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at

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/ 

SAVE THE DATE FOR QUESTFEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) This July, Girl Scouts from around the country will once again travel to historic Savannah for an adventure unlike any other. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (GSHG) is hosting QuestFest, a weekend of fun adventure, challenges and entertainment from July 12-15, in the historic home of Girl Scouting. Last year, there was over 1,000 Girl Scouts in attendance. For more information, visit

SCCPSS STUDENT FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL SELECTS CHARLES BOWEN AS EMCEE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen will emcee the first annual SCCPSS Student Film and Media Festival announced for May 16th 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

INTRODUCING SIMBA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Simba is a male Mackerel Tabby who is about 2 years old. He loves people and is getting attention. To view Simba and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-010-simba/


American Red Cross Honors Cecilia Russo Turner at Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast

American Red Cross Honors Cecilia Russo Turner at Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast

Esther Sheppard, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgiahosted its fifth Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. in downtown Savannah.

This event recognized local students who are giving back to their communities by volunteering at school and for religious organizations, various non-profits, camps and more. It also honored Cecilia Russo Turnerfor her volunteer work in the community, as well as her philanthropy and advocacy.

Honorees at the 2018 Red Cross Youth Heroes Award Breakfast

“We hold this event each year to recognize outstanding youth for their commitment to improving our communities through volunteer service and to help increase awareness of the difference a commitment to service and compassion makes in the lives of our neighbors in need,” said Esther Sheppard, the agency’s executive director. “We know their potential is boundless. Therefore, we also honor a community mentor of the year to inspire and encourage them in their work.”

Cecilia Russo Turner Honored at Red Cross Youth Heroes Award Breakfast

Cecilia Russo Turner Honored at Red Cross Youth Heroes Award Breakfast

Turner, this year’s community honoree, was CEO of Cecilia Russo Marketing. During her 23-year career, she has managed and participated in philanthropic activities that have raised millions of dollars for nonprofit charities and civic improvements in Savannah and the Lowcountry. Turner also was one of the creators of the Youth Heroes event.

(Left to Right) Esther Sheppard, Cecilia Russo Turner, and Cliff McCurry

 

(Left to Right) Josh Hildebrandt from the Georgia Secretary of State and Esther Sheppard

“Five years ago, I could not have imagined this idea would take hold, take shape and grow to be embraced the way it has by both this organization and the community it serves,” said Turner. “Professionally, my mentor is Cliff McCurry, who was, incidentally, the first recipient of this award. He and the other recipients have mentored untold numbers of young people, and each knows the power of hard work and rising above doubt, adversity and rejection.”

In addition to McCurry, who is a managing trustee at the University of Georgia Foundation; previous honorees are Cathy Hill, who recently retired as a senior executive with Georgia Power; Celia Dunn, owner of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty; and former Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson.

Students in the sixth through twelfth grades who were recognized are enrolled public or private schools or are home-school students in the 2017-2018 school year. They each had at least 30 recorded and verified volunteer activities addressing community needs within southeast and coastal Georgia.

Youth Honorees at 2018 Red Cross Youth Heroes Award Breakfast

The public were invited to support the Youth Heroes Breakfast and contribute to the American Red Crossthrough tax-deductible gifts that ranged from purchasing individual tickets or corporate-level packages to making donations to recognize the honorees.

“Contributions make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors in need when a disaster affects their lives,” said Sheppard. “We hope that, like these volunteers, members of the community will answer the call to help by supporting this organization and this event.”

For additional information, to buy individual tickets or to sponsor a table, email esther.sheppard@redcross.orgor call 912-651-5349.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS OF SOUTHEAST AND COASTAL GEORGIA
The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgiawas established on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1917, and has served the community for more than one hundred years, now providing services in 17 southeast Georgia counties. Volunteers constitute 96 percent of the workforce, serving as members of the board, instructors teaching lifesaving skills, disaster action team members, office administrators and event organizers. For more information, visit www.redcross.org/southeastgeorgiaor call 912-651-5300or 800-733-6767.

ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO TURNER
Cecilia Russo, of Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC,is a marketing professional with a proven record among Savannah’s top-tier non-profit and for-profit organizations, businesses and corporations in the areas of fund development, marketing, public relations and event planning. As a native Savannahian, Cecilia’s knowledge and experience give her unique insights into channeling the efforts of volunteers and constituents into effective, mission-driven public relations activities that translate into measurable results. She was voted one of Savannah’s “40 Business Leaders Under 40” by the Savannah Business Report and Journal in 2005. For more information, visit online at https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.comor call 912-665-0005.

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Cecilia Russo Turner
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912-665-0005
info@crussomarketing.com

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LDSS 9TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will host its 9th Annual Night of Champions on Thursday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The event will recognize differently-abled Savannah area employees who excel in their workplace and their employers. The evening will include dinner, a silent auction and a cash bar, with Jamie Deen and Allyson Harvin serving as the night’s emcees. Business professional attire is requested. Individual tickets are $50, and tables of ten can be reserved for $500 at https://nightofchampions.org/.

SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS WALKATHON 
AT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) In support of Southeastern Guide Dogs, Peacock Automotive is hosted a walkathon. The event was kid friendly and will have local firefighters and a fire truck for children’s interaction throughout the day. People were encouraged to bring their dogs. Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services include breeding and training dogs, on-campus instruction and lifetime follow-up for graduates. They’re provided at no cost to students and veterans. In line with the mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs, the Lions Club was on site with free vision testing for anyone who is participating in the walkathon. For more information about the walkathon, visit https://guidedogswalkathon.org/savannah. Visit the dealership online at www.peacockusedcars.com or call 843-208-1400.

GROUND BLESSING CEREMONY 
FOR CORPUS CHRISTI CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) A group of Catholic faithful in the Pooler area, the Pooler Catholic Community, has been raising money to build a facility in the Pooler area. Corpus Christi Catholic Mission kicked off the eight-month construction process with a ground blessing and a groundbreaking. The ceremony, led by Bishop Gregory John Hartmayer, OFM, Conv. of the Diocese of Savannah, was held at the construction site located at 1745 Benton Blvd. off Pooler Parkway. The $4.2 million project is expected to be complete by early December 2018. Felder & Associates was selected as the lead architect and R. W. Allen was chosen as a commercial general contractor for the project. For more information, visit http://www.poolercatholiccommunity.org/home.html

or www.felderassociates.net


AMERICAN RED CROSS HONORS CECILIA RUSSO TURNER
(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia hosted its fifth Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. in downtown Savannah. This event recognized local students who are giving back to their communities by volunteering at school and for religious organizations, various non-profits, camps and more. It also honored Cecilia Russo Turner for her volunteer work in the community, as well as her philanthropy and advocacy. Learn more at http://www.wtoc.com/clip/14289392/american-red-cross-honors-youth-heroes

JUNKLUGGERS E-WASTE RECYCLING 
AT EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s annual Earth Day Festival was held in Forsyth Park. Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire had a special exhibit where they collected electronic waste, such as computers, televisions, monitors, printers, fax machines, small household appliances, and cell phones. The Earth Day Festival also included free workshops, including one from Trevor Hess, the owner of Junkluggers, presenting “Waste to Wealth: How to Use the Three R’s (Reducing, Reusing and Recycling) to Your Advantage.” For more information, visit www.earthdaysavannah.org

ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT PRESENTED 
TO LOOP IT UP SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) At the first of four presentations during the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series, Loop It Up Savannah was presented with a $1,000 grant to be used for art supplies and food for after-school programs. At the luncheon, Dr. Luke Curtsinger discussed The Blue Zone and how its nine life-guiding principles can promote longevity, well-being and overall happiness. During each presentation, a local nonprofit organization will receive a $1,000 Encourage Health grant to support their programs promoting healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/

HAPPY SCHOOLS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) You are invited to an evening of Indian culture, cuisine and music, and to hear about the new Happy Schools Foundation, founded by local Rotarians with a mission to drastically improve the lives of children in need in government schools in India. Learn how to make a difference on Tuesday, April 24 from 6 pm to 8 pm at 7 Country Club Drive, Savannah 31410 (Whitemarsh Island, home of John Neely). Suggested Contribution: $30/person. For more information, please visit http://www.jimbruce.org/District6920/Donations/donation.php or call John Neely at 912-657-1778.

INC.’S FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES
(INC MAGAZINE) Apply for the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America. https://www.inc.com/apply?cid=hmsub3

PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES DONATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter has received a donation of $3553.59 from 100+ Women Who Care, an organization dedicated to helping our community by finding at least 100 or more women to each contribute $100 on a quarterly basis to charities located in the Savannah/Chatham area. To learn more about Park Place Outreach and how it puts donations like these to use, visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Facebook.

WORKSHOP BY DEWITT TILTON GROUP
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group will host a luncheon workshop on May 3 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 will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is intended for realtors, business owners, individuals in commercial construction and anyone with an interest in the field. Space is limited. For more information on the luncheon or on commercial construction, call (912) 777-3404 or visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/.

HUBBARD JOINS HOSPICE SAVANNAH FOUNDATION 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah Foundation recently named its officers and directors for 2018-19. Sam Hubbard, founder and managing director, Coastal Capital Management, joins the non-profit board. Hospice Savannah provides services and resources on living with a life limiting illness, dying, death, grief and loss. For more information on the non-profit, visit http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180413/newsmakers

FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS IN APRIL
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of April being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon will offer free oral cancer screenings throughout the month at both of her offices. These exams normally cost up to $80. The oral cancer screening is noninvasive and takes less than 10 minutes. By using a VELscope to shine a visible blue light in the mouth, Canfield’s staff will be able to detect suspicious tissue that is abnormal. While the screenings will be free, an appointment is necessary. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/free-oral-cancer-screenings-in-april/

ENMARKET ASSUMES OPERATIONS OF 34 E-Z SHOP STORES IN S.C.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket has assumed operations of 34 E-Z Shop convenience stores located throughout South Carolina. The Savannah-based company recently bought the stores from Brabham Oil Company, Inc., based in Bamberg, S.C. The purchase includes Brabham Oil’s wholesale fuel distribution company as well as eleven Subway franchises. It marks the second major purchase in recent months that, together, have doubled Enmarket’s store count. For more information, visit www.enmarket.com

HOW FACEBOOK LIVE CAN GROW YOUR BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Is your business using Facebook Live? The social tool offers big marketing opportunities for large and small companies alike! Join us THIS Wednesday, April 25, at noon for our April session of Open for Business where we will be discussing a full guide to Facebook Live. Read the article beforehand and join the conversation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/602993156706721/

SCORE’S INFLUENCE IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH,GA) Reality, not theory. An independent annual Client Engagement Survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, has found that, in 2017, the Savannah Chapter of SCORE helped establish 166 new businesses and create 213 new non-owner jobs in the Savannah area. For more information about Savannah SCORE or to schedule a free mentoring session with a Savannah SCORE mentor, please go to https://savannah.score.org.

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.

NEW MEMBERS TO PARK PLACE OUTREACH’S STREET OUTREACH TEAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter has added two team members to its Street Outreach program, Jamal Choice and Pamela Franklin. The Street Outreach Program (SOP) finds and offers assistance to Chatham Country’s runaways, homeless and street youth. Choice and Franklin will coordinate with local agencies and programs to meet the needs of these teens and young adults, as well as advocate for them in the surrounding community. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/new-members-named-to-park-place-outreachs-street-outreach-team/

AMAZON BOOK REVIEWS 
(INC MAGAZINE) The Most-Highlighted Book on Amazon Is 11 Years Old and Was Rejected by 27 Publishers: https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/the-most-highlighted-book-on-amazon-is-11-years-old-was-rejected-by-27-publishers-heres-what-its-author-says-now.html

PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) In observance of National Child Abuse Prevention month, Greenbriar Children’s Center and Park Place Outreach recently planted 120 blue pinwheels in front of the Forsyth Park Band Shell which serves as a visual representation of the freedom that is desired for each child. In addition, Mayor Eddie DeLoach signed a proclamation in honor of the contributions made by these two non-profits toward the prevention of child abuse in Savannah. Learn more about either organization or ways to volunteer at http://www.greenbriarchildrenscenter.org/ and https://parkplaceyes.org/

LDSS ANNOUNCES 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is pleased to announce its 2018 board of directors. Officers include Tom Kenkel, president; Dr. Ben Spitalnick, vice president; Michael Holton, Jr., secretary; Brian Hussey, treasurer; and Candy Bogardus, past president. They are joined on the board by Jason Ambrose, John Bogardus, Jamie Deen, Joe Marchese, Harris Martin, Kristin Nyce, Traci Shreck, and Stephen Greene. LDSS has grown from a group of four families who banded together in April 2006, with a shared experience of having a family member with Down syndrome, to a society that has attracted thousands of parents, children, advocates, community volunteers and corporate supporters. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-2018-board-of-directors/

HISTORIC DISTRICT STATUS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Contrary to some recent news coverage, the National Park Service has confirmed that Savannah is not in danger of losing its National Historic Landmark status. Read City Manager Rob Hernandez’s editorial in the Savannah Morning News which clarifies the omissions, weaknesses of and exaggerations about the report at http://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20180406/savannah-city-manager-column-historic-district-assessment-insult. The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce encourages its members to share their input on the study to the National Park Service at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?documentID=86899 by June 30, 2018.

RAMBAM 5K
(SAVANNAH, GA) Rambam Day School presents the Memorial Day 5k Run/Walk at Kensington Park in Savannah, GA. Event starts at 8am. $35 to Register. To sign up:

LSEGA SESSION 4: BULLOCH COUNTY
(BULLOCH COUNTY) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a regional leadership development program, held its fourth of five sessions, focusing on educational and workforce factors that impact the region. The session, held in Bulloch County, also addressed agritourism and its impact on the local economy. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

TEDx SAVANNAH – MAY 11th
(SAVANNAH, GA) Spend a day with us at TEDxSavannah. On May 11, the event is at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center’s Oglethorpe Auditorium. Art, science, history, technology–all are explored by speakers with unusual perspective. Ferry over from downtown or enjoy free parking. Get tickets and learn more at

SCCPSS STUDENT FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL SELECTS CHARLES BOWEN AS EMCEE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen will emcee the first annual SCCPSS Student Film and Media Festival announced for May 16th 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

WOMEN’S NETWORK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will be held on June 1st at EmployAbility in Savannah. The event is intended to help support local women owned businesses and to help women network in effort to grow personally and professionally. Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at

SUMMER 500 PROGRAM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Returning for the third year this summer is Savannah Mayor Eddie Deloach’s student intern program, Summer 500. Students will begin the program with a week of career skills training on Monday, June 4 and be ready to work June 11. Learn more at http://www.savannahga.gov/1856/Summer-500-Businesses

DAWN’S DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) All rising 10th or 11th grade girls in Chatham, Liberty, Bryan or Effingham Counties are invited to apply for the 2018-2019 Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy. The sessions will be held June 11-15, 2018.  Two additional sessions will be held during the 2018-2019 school year. Through interactive workshops & field trips, students will learn the skills you need to become successful in their personal & professional lives. Applications are in all school counselors’ offices NOW.For more info., call 912-721-7388.

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/ 

SAVE THE DATE: GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA TO HOLD SECOND EPIC SUMMER QUEST
(SAVANNAH, GA) This July, Girl Scouts from around the country will once again travel to historic Savannah for an adventure unlike any other. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (GSHG) is hosting QuestFest, a weekend of fun adventure, challenges and entertainment from July 12-15, in the historic home of Girl Scouting. Last year, there was over 1,000 Girl Scouts in attendance. For more information, visit

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.

SIMON SEEKS FOREVER HOME

(SAVANNAH, GA) Simon is a male akita mix who is about 1.5 years old. He seems to always have a smile on his face and loves life. Simon is great with kids and other dogs. TO view Simon and any other pet available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-140-simon/


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LDSS 9TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will host its 9th Annual Night of Champions on Thursday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The event will recognize differently-abled Savannah area employees who excel in their workplace and their employers. The evening will include dinner, a silent auction and a cash bar, with Jamie Deen and Allyson Harvin serving as the night’s emcees. Business professional attire is requested. Individual tickets are $50, and tables of ten can be reserved for $500 at https://nightofchampions.org/.

TWO SAVANNAH BRANDS IN PARTNERSHIP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Byrd Cookie Company, two Savannah institutions, have formed a partnership. Enmarket is selling branded Byrd cookies at select store locations. Learn more about Enmarket’s convenience stores at https://www.enmarket.com or about Byrd Cookies at http://www.byrdcookiecompany.com

MIDTOWN PICKERS HONOR HOSPICE SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Midtown Pickers will host a Summer Nights benefit on Saturday, June 9 to celebrate the 39th birthday of Hospice Savannah, Inc. The fundraising event features local musicians providing entertainment along with a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting Hospice. It will be co-hosted by and held at bar.food, coffee.deli and mani.pedi in the Habersham Village shopping center, 4517 Habersham St. Admission is free. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/231259067434771/

PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) In observance of National Child Abuse Prevention month, Greenbriar Children’s Center and Park Place Outreach recently planted 120 blue pinwheels in front of the Forsyth Park Band Shell which serves as a visual representation of the freedom that is desired for each child. In addition, Mayor Eddie DeLoach signed a proclamation in honor of the contributions made by these two non-profits toward the prevention of child abuse in Savannah. Learn more about either organization or ways to volunteer at http://www.greenbriarchildrenscenter.org/ and https://parkplaceyes.org/

ARE YOU MISSING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES?

(SAVANNAH, GA) You could be missing huge business opportunities if you aren’t already using Facebook Live. Tune in to our monthly Open for Business at noon on April 25 to review five ways to use the tool effectively. Join the conversation here:

SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS WALKATHON 

AT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) In support of Southeastern Guide Dogs, Peacock Automotive is hosting a walkathon on Sunday, April 22nd. The event will be kid friendly and will have local firefighters and a fire truck for children’s interaction throughout the day. People are encouraged to bring their dogs. Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services include breeding and training dogs, on-campus instruction and lifetime follow-up for graduates. They’re provided at no cost to students and veterans. In line with the mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs, the Lions Club will be on site with free vision testing for anyone who is participating in the walkathon. For more information about the walkathon, visit https://guidedogswalkathon.org/savannah. Visit the dealership online at www.peacockusedcars.com or call 843-208-1400.

INDIA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Rotarians from India visit Savannah in Friendship Exchange


HISTORIC DISTRICT STATUS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Contrary to some recent news coverage, the National Park Service has confirmed that Savannah is not in danger of losing its National Historic Landmark status. Read City Manager Rob Hernandez’s editorial in the Savannah Morning News which clarifies the omissions, weaknesses of and exaggerations about the report at http://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20180406/savannah-city-manager-column-historic-district-assessment-insult. The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce encourages its members to share their input on the study to the National Park Service at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?documentID=86899 by June 30, 2018.

BLESSING CEREMONY FOR CORPUS CHRISTI CATHOLIC BUILDING SITE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Corpus Christi Catholic Mission will kick off their eight-month construction process with a ground blessing and a groundbreaking ceremony, led by Bishop Gregory John Hartmayer on Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. The ceremony, which consists of prayers, scripture readings, hymns and the Blessing of the Water, is based on the Catholic Rite of the Blessing of a New Church Building Site. Felder & Associates was selected as the lead architect and R. W. Allen was chosen as a commercial general contractor for the project. For more information on the Pooler Catholic Community, please visit http://www.poolercatholiccommunity.org/home.html


FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS IN APRIL
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of April being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon will offer free oral cancer screenings throughout the month at both of her offices. These exams normally cost up to $80. The oral cancer screening is noninvasive and takes less than 10 minutes. By using a VELscope to shine a visible blue light in the mouth, Canfield’s staff will be able to detect suspicious tissue that is abnormal. While the screenings will be free, an appointment is necessary. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/free-oral-cancer-screenings-in-april/

RAMBAM 5K
(SAVANNAH, GA) Rambam Day School presents the Memorial Day 5k Run/Walk at Kensington Park in Savannah, GA. Event starts at 8am. $35 to Register. To sign up:

DERBY PARTY FOR REED-HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) 2018 Art & Derby Party Friend & Fundraiser for Reed-House, Inc. will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Savannah Botanical Garden. Live Derby coverage, delicious fare provided by Elizabeth’s on 37th, Mint Juleps, plein air artists, auction and much more! Tickets $45 available at https://www.reed-house.org/

HAPPY SCHOOLS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) You are invited to an evening of Indian culture, cuisine and music, and to hear about the new Happy Schools Foundation, founded by local Rotarians with a mission to drastically improve the lives of children in need in government schools in India. Learn how to make a difference on Tuesday, April 24 from 6 pm to 8 pm at 7 Country Club Drive, Savannah 31410 (Whitemarsh Island, home of John Neely). Suggested Contribution: $30/person. For more information, please visit http://www.jimbruce.org/District6920/Donations/donation.php or call John Neely at 912-657-1778.

FOLK MUSIC CONCERT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Plantation Club Concert Series announces plans for “The Old Folkers” live concert on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Hank Weisman and John Powers make up the folk music duo and their repertoire includes folk, blues, and novelty tunes. The concert is open to anyone. If you are not a Landings resident and would like to attend, please email your reservation to hmgoslin@gmail.com.

LSEGA SESSION 4: BULLOCH COUNTY
(BULLOCH COUNTY) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a regional leadership development program, held its fourth of five sessions, focusing on educational and workforce factors that impact the region. The session, held in Bulloch County, also addressed agritourism and its impact on the local economy. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

SCCPSS STUDENT FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL SELECTS CHARLES BOWEN AS EMCEE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen will emcee the first annual SCCPSS Student Film and Media Festival announced for May 16th 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

SAVE THE DATE: GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA TO HOLD SECOND EPIC SUMMER QUEST
(SAVANNAH, GA) This July, Girl Scouts from around the country will once again travel to historic Savannah for an adventure unlike any other. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (GSHG) is hosting QuestFest, a weekend of fun adventure, challenges and entertainment from July 12-15, in the historic home of Girl Scouting. Last year, there was over 1,000 Girl Scouts in attendance. For more information, visit https://gsquestfest.org/

SPEROS EXPANDS SERVICES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Vice President of Speros Heather Radtke recently shared some of the company’s new services on Savannah CEO: http://savannahceo.com/video/2018/04/heather-radtke-speros-services/

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL: ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION BY JUNKLUGGERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s annual Earth Day Festival will be held on Saturday, April 21between 11 am and 3 pm in Forsyth Park. With the theme set as “Zero Waste”, the event will have exhibits raising awareness of the amount of plastic that we use and toss away in our daily life. Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire will have a special exhibit where they will be collecting electronic waste, such as computers, televisions, monitors, printers, fax machines, small household appliances, and cell phones. For more information, visit www.earthdaysavannah.org

WATCH PLANES LAND ON A GRASS STRIP 
(MIDWAY, GA) The 9th Annual  FLY-IN on Saturday April 28, 2018 will take place at the BERG PARK AERODROME at 580 Old Gress Island Road, Midway, GA 31320.  This is a fundraiser in support of the Grass Strip Foundation, Inc.,  dedicated to vintage, experimental and general aviation aircraft, educating the joys and practicalities in our modern society and encouraging careers in aviation. Local artists and vendors are welcome, no charge to set up. Donations welcomed for entry. For information call: Steve Berg 912-884- 8666 / Cell 912-572-8688 or stevebee@coastalnow.net. Donations are welcomed. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/GrassStripFoundation/

WOMEN’S NETWORK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will be held on June 1st at EmployAbility in Savannah. The event is intended to help support local women owned businesses and to help women network in effort to grow personally and professionally. Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowcountry-ladies-luncheon-savannah-tickets-44756009429.

SUMMER 500 PROGRAM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Returning for the third year this summer is Savannah Mayor Eddie Deloach’s student intern program, Summer 500. Students will begin the program with a week of career skills training on Monday, June 4 and be ready to work June 11. Learn more at http://www.savannahga.gov/1856/Summer-500-Businesses

DAWN’S DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) All rising 10th or 11th grade girls in Chatham, Liberty, Bryan or Effingham Counties are invited to apply for the 2018-2019 Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy. The sessions will be held June 11-15, 2018.  Two additional sessions will be held during the 2018-2019 school year. Through interactive workshops & field trips, students will learn the skills you need to become successful in their personal & professional lives. Applications are in all school counselors’ offices NOW.For more info., call 912-721-7388.

BLUE ZONES: SECRETS OF THE WORLDS HEALTHIEST & HAPPIEST PEOPLE: LIVESTREAM
(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. The event will be livestreamed on Enmarket’s and Healthy Savannah’s Facebook pages, https://www.facebook.com/enmarkstations/ and https://www.facebook.com/Healthy-Savannah-Get-Up-Get-Out-Get-Healthy-135287093182859/

SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia is hosting Savannah Race for the Cure on Saturday, April 21 at Ellis Square in beautiful downtown Savannah. To celebrate its 10th Race anniversary, the organization is encouraging supporters to fundraise or donate at least $100 to receive a commemorative pin. Their mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. For more information, and to register, please visit www.komencoastalgeorgia.org or call 912-232-2535.

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

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/ 

CAMP FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN
(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.

JULIE WADE: SPEAKER FOR TEDxSAVANNAH 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Congratulations to Julie Wade, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach, 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/

KALEB IS THE ‘PERFECT GENTLEMAN’ 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Kaleb, a male American Staffordshire Terrier who needs a forever home. Kaleb is low maintenance. He loves to play, to cuddle, and would do best in a loving home with plenty of attention. To view Kaleb or any other pet available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-479-kaleb/