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June 2009

(SAVANNAH, GA) Training to be a Top Chef in Savannah by One of Savannah’s Top Chefs

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Summer classes begin July 8th at The Culinary Institute of Savannah at Savannah Technical College.  Associate Instructor of Savannah Tech’s Culinary Arts Program and  owner of New South Pub & Catering at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, Chef Matt Cohen, will be teaching Principles of Cooking at The Culinary Institute of Savannah at Savannah Technical College.  Registration is open now. Classes scheduled to begin July 8th and will be held at Savannah Technical College Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 6PM to 10PM.  912.443.5700
www.savannahtech.edu
 
www.thenewsouthcafe.com
 
About The Culinary Institute at Savannah Technical College:
The Culinary Institute at Savannah Technical College is accredited by the American Culinary Federation.  The program emphasizes technical and theoretical knowledge combined with the practical application of basic food preparation and service techniques, sanitation, equipment use, and safety.  There are currently over 70 students enrolled in the Degree and Diploma programs. 912.443.5700 www.savannahtech.edu
 
About Chef Matt Cohen:
Chef Matt Cohen is a culinary expert who has worked in big name restaurants throughout New York and Atlanta.  A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Cohen trained at one of the top rated culinary schools in the world.  He has been honored with numerous awards throughout his career including the 2008 Small Business Chamber’s New & Emerging Small Business of the Year Award,  the 2008 Grace Award for Innovator of the Year, and 2008 Best Chef of the Year by "Connect Savannah" magazine in their annual Best-of-Savannah Readers’ Poll.  Cohen was recently elected to serve as a board member for the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) and the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross.  Cohen also teaches as Associate Instructor for the Culinary Arts Program at Savannah Technical College.
 
About The New South Pub & Catering:
The New South Pub cooks up the authentic, long-loved dishes of the South-with a gourmet twist.  Chef Matt opened his restaurant The New South Café in 2006 after great success with his long standing catering business Professional Chef Services.  Cohen expanded his catering business and restaurant in 2008, moving to The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum where he is now in-house caterer, and changing his business name to New South Pub & Catering to reflect these exciting changes.
 
Pub Hours of Operation & Location:
Chef Matt Cohen’s New South Pub & Catering at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is now open exclusively for lunch seven days a week from 11AM to 3PM.  Chef Matt offers upscale catering services for corporate events, conventions, executive lunches, private parties, weddings, receptions and bar mitzvahs as in-house caterer for the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, as well as for off-site functions serving up to 100,000 people through the Coastal Catering Alliance.  Located just minutes from down town Savannah, take Exit 102 off of I-95 to 175 Bourne Avenue in Pooler.  912-748-8888 www.thenewsouthcafe.com 
 
 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chef Matt Cohen honors WTOC’s Recession Recipe Winner with Gourmet Lunch

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Michele Shuman of Springfield, GA has been named the winner of the Recession Recipe challenge introduced by WTOC and Chef Matt Cohen’s New South Pub & Catering at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.   A fun search for some creative and tasty recession-time recipes from viewers and their families-Michele’s recipes were chosen among numerous submissions.  As the winner, Michele and two friends will be dining at Chef Matt Cohen’s New South Pub and will be interviewed on WTOC’s Mid Morning Live with Sonny and Jody on Tuesday.  All of the great recipes submitted can still be found on the WTOC website.  www.wtoc.com
 
In the spirit of stretching the dollar during times of financial hardship, Michele’s recipes are centered around the idea of buying in bulk based on which food’s are on sale in the market, and then preparing a variety of different meals each night using the same ingredients.  Chef Matt will be sharing additional tips on how to shop wise and eat well in a tough economy on Tuesday morning’s show.
 
About Chef Matt Cohen:
Chef Matt Cohen is a culinary expert who has worked in big name restaurants throughout New York and Atlanta.  A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Cohen trained at one of the top rated culinary schools in the world.  He has been honored with numerous awards throughout his career including the 2008 Small Business Chamber’s New & Emerging Small Business of the Year Award,  the 2008 Grace Award for Innovator of the Year, and 2008 Best Chef of the Year by "Connect Savannah" magazine in their annual Best-of-Savannah Readers’ Poll.  Cohen was recently elected to serve as a board member for the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) and the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross.  Cohen also teaches as Associate Instructor for the Culinary Arts Program at Savannah Technical College.
 
About The New South Pub & Catering:
The New South Pub cooks up the authentic, long-loved dishes of the South-with a gourmet twist.  Chef Matt opened his restaurant The New South Café in 2006 after great success with his long standing catering business Professional Chef Services.  Cohen expanded his catering business and restaurant in 2008, moving to The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum where he is now in-house caterer, and changing his business name to New South Pub & Catering to reflect these exciting changes.
 
Pub Hours of Operation & Location:
Chef Matt Cohen’s New South Pub & Catering at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is now open exclusively for lunch seven days a week from 11AM to 3PM, offering Sunday brunch every week from 11AM to 2:30PM.  Chef Matt offers upscale catering services for corporate events, conventions, executive lunches, private parties, weddings, receptions and bar mitzvahs as in-house caterer for the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, as well as for off-site functions serving up to 100,000 people through the Coastal Catering Alliance.  Located just minutes from down town Savannah, take Exit 102 off of I-95 to 175 Bourne Avenue in Pooler.  912-748-8888 www.thenewsouthcafe.com 

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES™ June 01, 2009

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(SAVANNAH, GA) PHOTOS of The ribbon cutting for Phase I and the groundbreaking for Phase II of Sustainable Fellwood.
www.SustainableFellwood.com
http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=365258

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Savannah is now accepting applications for the 2009-2010 program. Deadline is July 3, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. To apply. www.leadershipsavannah.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Martin Melaver to give the Commencement Speech at Savannah Country Day School, June 1, 2009.
 www.savcds.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Case Veterinary Hospital was named Savannah’s "Best Veterinarian" by the readers of Connect Savannah for the sixth year in a row.  www.casevet.com  912-352-3081
 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hikers, walkers, bicyclists, birders and nature enthusiasts are invited to join the Savannah Tree Foundation, project sponsor jB+a, and project partner City of Savannah from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the first-ever National Trails Day event at Bacon Park Forest on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Volunteers will help install back-country style natural walking trails in Bacon Park Forest.  www.savannahtreefoundation.com  233-TREE for more details.

(STATESBORO, GA) Volunteers in Medicine to visited Statesboro for Meeting on the Progress of student-run free clinic. Hearts and Hands Clinic Inc. is a FREE medical clinic run by the students of GSU. http://hr-hr.facebook.com/pages/Statesboro-GA/The-Hearts-and-Hands-Clinic/43168502927

(SAVANNAH, GA) "For the Benefit of Statts" – a concert and auction, Friday, June 12, 2009 at Savannah Station. Proceeds from ticket sales and the event’s raffle and extensive silent auction will assist Jason and Lyra Statts with the overwhelming financial burden they face. Doors open for preview at 4:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 6pm. LINK

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Kenny Grainger, President of Savannah’s Cash-N-Carry used auto parts and self-serve salvage yard, joined hundreds of customers and employees for the facility’s Grand Re-opening Ceremony on Wednesday, May 27th.  The environmentally-friendly yard now features a new, 4,200-square-foot customer service building-one of many things that make Cash-N-Carry unique in the region.  (912) 352-0725  www.iluvused.com
See footage of the big event online at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJnD7NYTcwk
Watch clips of local news coverage at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGuVwI0j0oQ
See photographs at:
http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=365233

(NEW YORK, NY) Martin Melaver  attended  "Meet the Authors" event at the Jewish Book Network, on May 31, 2009
http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) On June 22, 135 students will descend upon the campus of Savannah Country Day School to participate in Horizons, a six-week summer enrichment program for public school students. The program, which will welcome rising Kindergarteners through seventh graders from nine local public schools, is an academic, cultural and recreational enrichment program that enables students from diverse, low-income populations to realize their full potential. www.horizonssavannah.com.
 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Council will conduct a meeting on Thursday, June 18, 10:30 a.m. The meeting will take place at Chamber’s large conference room located at 101 East Bay Street in downtown Savannah. The purpose of this meeting is to re-cap the recent General Assembly, hear a presentation from Get Georgians Moving (statewide advocacy association to improve our state’s dreadful transportation system), discuss our federal legislative agenda and for businesses to bring up other issues of interest. For more information, please contact Trip Tollison at 644-6422, or ttollison@savannahchamber.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chef Matt Cohen, owner of New South Pub & Catering at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, has recently joined the board of directors for the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross. www.thenewsouthcafe.com and www.savannahredcross.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buyers are finding low mortgage rates, tax incentives and lower home prices an irresistible opportunity. A wide range of people, from first-time buyers to people looking to move into a larger home, are finding a reason to buy. Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty sales associate Lucy Hitch has a client who got an FHA loan with a 30-year fixed rate loan at 4.875 percent APR and a $8000 tax refund that he does not have to pay back if he lives in and owns the property for three years. Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. www.celiadunnsir.com
 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Andrew Burrow, tennis director at The Landings Club in Savannah, presented a $1,600 check on behalf of the Tail USTA $50,000 Savannah Challenger to Debra Larson, CEO and chairperson of Hospice Savannah on Friday, May 29 at Hospice Savannah. The Tail USTA $50,000 Savannah Challenger took place May 2-10, 2009 at the Franklin Creek Tennis Center at The Landings on Skidaway Island. One of many events held during tournament, the Pro-Am offered an exciting opportunity for local tennis enthusiasts to compete alongside the tournament’s professionals and participants also to raise money for Hospice Savannah. For more on the event visit: VIEW.
www.savannahchallenger.com
 
(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Magnolia Manor on the Coast announces it’s ‘Spring Move-In’ Special. Now through July 1st all new independent retiree residents will receive 1/2 off of the first two month’s rent of any independent living apartment. Residents enjoy the many amenities available to include chauffered transportation services, group social events, clubroom, fitness programs and many others.
Magnolia Manor on the Coast, located in Richmond Hill, is a non-profit, active, rental retirement community for seniors age 62 and older. (912) 756-4300. www.magnoliamanor.com
 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cox Family Enterprise Center has selected Savannah’s Case Veterinary Hospital as the winner of the 2009 Georgia Family Business of the Year, Century Award. Case Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital that has been serving Savannah’s animals for more than 100 years. Located at 111 Eisenhower Drive, they are vastly experienced in providing services to sick or injured dogs and cats. The award will be presented to the Case family May 28, at a gala dinner in Atlanta. www.casevet.com 912-352-3081

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sothebys International Realty presents 133 E. 50th Street, a charming and inviting Ardsley Park home, on the market for the first time in 40 years!  This traditional home has been lovingly maintained with original fireplaces, hardwood floors and staircase and also an updated kitchen and baths.  The exterior is surrounded by beautiful and mature landscaping with a playhouse and two car garage. For more information and a visual tour visit: LINK. Listed by Roberto Carver, 912-596-0107, $524,900. Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina.

 
(SAVANNAH) Performance Intiatives now offers Goshin Jitsu training. Join us for Goshin Jitsu and Self Defense Training every Monday and Wednesday night and two Saturday’s a month. (See our calendar for days). Youth – ages 6-10 from 5:30 – 6:30 M/W Adults 6:30 – 8:00 pm M/W Learn Vision, Courage, Discipline, Self-Control, Patience, Desire, Confidence, Resilience, Commitment, and Respsect. Location: in the Aldersgate Family Life Center Gym at 2021 Tennessee Ave. – just past 5 points in Savannah, GA. Call 912-507-7106 for more information or send an email to Coach Kerri Goodrich: kerrigoodrich@comcast. www.performanceinitiatives.org

(Savannah, GA) 2CarGarage Contemporary Art Gallery presents "Rainforest Mystery: Paintings by Jacqueline Carcagno" and "The Lowcountry Landscape: Paintings by John Olenyik, Preston Russell, Daniel Smith, and William Weyman." The exhibitions will be on view through June 15. For more information, please call 912.236.0221 or visit us on the web at http://www.2cargallery.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Uncork a Cure!  Join us at Johnnie Ganems Rebel Room on Habersham to taste up to 36 different wines.  Tuesday, June 2nd from 6-9:00 PM.  $20 donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Tickets available from Renee Lyon at 308-0866 or at the door.  Raffle tickets available to win 3 cases of wine.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sullivan Group, a Human Resource Outsourcing corporation headquartered in Savannah, integrates a new virtual database server – creating continual information retrieval for the business and their clients, reducing the environmental footprint through true virtualization.  This new system is just the latest way that The Sullivan Group is simplifying business for itself and its clients. To learn more click here: http://carriagetradepr.wordpress.com/2009/05/11/the-sullivan-group-leads-the-way-in-new-technology/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents 827 Meriweather Dr., a waterfront Dutch Island estate inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s "Fallingwater."  This dramatic contemporary house was designed to maximize the breathtaking views of Grimball Creek. Enjoy the serenity of the waterfront from the house or one of the four porches – 2 of which are screened. Newly landscaped with mature trees and plants, the property has a new dock that extends into Grimball Creek. Experience all the beauty and privacy of Dutch Island living in this dramatic expression of contemporary style and taste. http://827meriweatherdrive.com/. Listed by Annie Rockwell, 912-844-5738,

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Magnolia Manor on the Coast is pleased to announce that Laura Evans, financial advisor of the Edward Jones Richmond Hill location, will be the guest speaker for the June 11th installment of the Renaissance Lecture Series, hosted by Magnolia Manor on the Coast. The event, titled "Outlook & Opportunites," will feature useful information about the current economy and how it is relative to investing. Those interested should RSVP by calling (912) 756-4300. Magnolia Manor on the Coast, located in Richmond Hill, is a non-profit, active, rental retirement community for seniors age 62 and older. (912) 756-4300.  www.magnoliamanor.com
(SAVANNAH, GA)  UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) very cool, Martin Melaver’s book, "Living Above the Store", made E. Shaver Bookseller’s list of best selling novels in Savannah. To see more click here:
http://savannahnow.com/node/727391
http://www.livingabovethestore.com/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Thank you Paula Kreissler for the tickets to KISS-A-PIG on Saturday evening. Great fun! They raised almost a quarter of a million dollars!!!!

(ISLE OF HOPE) Carol is heading BACK to RPI to do a summer internship — will miss you. Summer was TOOOOO short this year.
…in the middle

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