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July 2012

(SAVANNAH, GA) 12 COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JULY 30, 2012

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(SAVANNAH, GA)  Goodwill needs more donations, soon. More shoppers and fewer donations put a hurt on the non-profit, which uses store proceeds to fund mission of helping people with employment barriers get jobs.

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2013 Savannah Book Festival has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the International Paper Foundation to support the Festival’s mission in bringing authors to reach young people through local schools. Now in its sixth year, this world class book Festival will take place February 14- 17, 2013 and remains free for all to attend. http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The next event in ATDC Savannah’s and the Creative Coast’s Entrepreneur Food for Thought Series will take place August 16th, 11.30-1.00pm, at the campus of Georgia Tech Savannah. Amy D. Kilpatrick, President of Nspired Networking Enterprises, LLC, will speak about "The IN Crowd: How to be an Intentional Networker". http://fftaug16.eventbrite.com

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2013 Savannah Book Festival volunteer board of directors is going all out to make the upcoming Festival the best yet. Now in its sixth year, this world class book Festival will take place February 14-17, 2013 and remains free for all to attend. http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Small Business Council / SMART Luncheon, Tuesday, August 7, SPEED NETWORKING 11:30 a.m. – Networking. Noon – Lunch & Program at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium. $11 for Chamber members. $35 for Non members. RSVP IS REQUIRE. Cally D’Angelo, 912.644.6459   
                                                                                 
(HILTON HEAD, SC) Through September, experienced researchers at the Heritage Library on Hilton Head Island will offer a free hour of family history research assistance to interested individuals. Reservations are necessary; the times are 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday or Tuesday. The library is also open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. RSVP at 686-6560. heritagelib.org to download a form for listing information about parents and grandparents that can help in your search. The Heritage Library is located in The Savannah Bank Building at 852 William Hilton Parkway

(SAVANNAH, GA) The ocean tug MV William T. Moore has officially joined the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center’s growing fleet of ship models.

AND, the Georgia International and Maritime Trade Center Authority is actively identifying additional ship models to join this exhibition.If you are aware of ship models that might be placed on long term loan or donated, please let me hear from you. Contact Howard J. Morrison, Jr. howard@lebanonplantation.com 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents;  110 E Harris St in Ardsley Park. Ardsley Park was Savannah, Georgia’s first suburb, established in 1911.Franklin Williams is the agent.  http://www.celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-95631-110-east-harris-street/ 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire, Inc (FOA) announces its 14th Annual Auction, "Woof-Stock,"  on Saturday, August 18th at The Savannah Station from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. $45.00 per person includes food stations, auction and bar tickets. Live DJ. Come dressed for some 1960s fun. Proceeds from this event will benefit: Bryan Animal Caregivers, FACTS, Islands Feral Cat Project, Save-A-Life, Paws and Second Chance Dog Rescue.

http://www.friendsofanimalscoastalga.org/  

 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) GOODWILL NEEDS MORE DONATIONS, SOON

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(SAVANNAH, GA) – Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire is in real need of donations, especially clothing in good condition. More people than ever need its job evaluation and training programs to get back to work; more people now need to shop at its affordable stores, which provide the funding for those job programs; and yet fewer people are donating items to Goodwill so it can stock its stores. Corporations wishing to do donation drives should contact Steve Bellmoff at (912) 663-0786. Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. 

www.goodwillsavannah.org.

Goodwill needs more donations, soon

More shoppers and fewer donations put a hurt on the non-profit, which uses store proceeds to fund mission of helping people with employment barriers get jobs.

(SAVANNAH, GA) – For most stores, high demand is good news. For Goodwill, it’s a challenge.

Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire is in real need of donations, especially clothing in good condition.

Goodwill is in a Catch-22 of the faltering economy. More people than ever need its job evaluation and training programs to get back to work; more people now need to shop at its affordable stores, which provide the funding for those job programs; and yet fewer people are donating items to Goodwill so it can stock its stores. 

 “Donations to Goodwill change lives by providing the funds for people to get training and get a job,” said Coni Curtas, Vice President of Donated Goods for Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire. “It’s amazing how much Goodwill helps the community by helping people get a job and become more independent.”

 

The large majority of every dollar raised by Goodwill is spent fulfilling its mission of helping people with disabilities and other barriers to employment find a job. Those programs won’t be able to help as many people if the stores don’t have enough inventory.

“As federal and state funding continues to shrink, funding to assist people in need of our services shrinks as well,” Curtas said. “Additionally, donors are facing tough times and are holding on to what would have been donations for longer and longer periods of time.”  

 

The emergence of for-profit salvage dealers posing as charitable agencies is causing more of a drop in the number of donations, Curtas said.

 

“Their ‘donation boxes’ are intentionally displayed and worded to give a casual observer the impression of charitable intent,” Curtas said. “This diverting of donations has a direct, negative impact on the number of charitable donations Goodwill receives and consequently, the amount of services we are able to provide.”

 

August is often a high-demand month for Goodwill stores, and so September often has a dip in inventory as a result.  The stores are having to start this busy season with fewer donations and Goodwill worries how much their programs will be affected by lower funding.

 

“Goodwill’s services are all highly dependent upon the generous donations of our community – services that support people with disAbilities to enter the labor market, provide mentoring of at-risk youth; employment, training and support services for homeless veterans; outreach, education and employment services for immigrants and our ADVANCE acquired brain injury program,” said Nicholas C. Pecone, Vice President, Workforce Development.

This past year, Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire provided services to 18,916 people and placed 644 individuals into employment.  Through May of this year, it has provided services to 11,004 individuals and provided 643 with employment assistance.  

“Without the revenue generated from donations to our retail operations, this would not be possible,” Pecone said.

Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire employs nearly 600 people throughout the coastal region. Goodwill’s Job Connection employment centers are especially needed in some areas where there is little other employment help. 

Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire processes more than 386,000 donations of used goods every year. Through its partnership with Dell, Goodwill can help donors recycle computers and related items in an environmentally safe way.

The need for Goodwill’s services has increased, and Goodwill has been helping more people, going to more places, and adding services in the past few years.

Corporations wishing to do donation drives should contact Steve Bellmoff at (912) 663-0786.

Goodwill has 14 stores from Ridgeland, S.C. out to Vidalia and down to St. Marys, Ga. All stores and Goodwill’s attended donation centers can accept donations. Donation forms for your taxes are available.

 

About Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire

Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed.  The not-for-profit organization employs nearly 600 people, provided services to approximately 18,916 people and placed 644 people in jobs in our community this past year.  Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina and operates 13 retail locations in the region. Goodwill accepts tax deductable car donations and operates an online store at shopgoodwill.com. For more information on Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JULY 30, 2012

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   (AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is offering
   presentations to area employers on affordable home ownership
   opportunities in Augusta’s downtown area. For more information,
   contact Shawn Edwards at SEdwards@augustaga.gov .
   www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com .

   (AUGUSTA, GA) Artrageous! Family Sunday at the Morris Museum: Dance
   and sing along to the music of Tara Scheyer and the Mudpuppy Band.
   Afterwards, make a watercolor painting inspired by one of your
   favorite songs. Sunday, August 5 at 2 pm. Free admission.
   www.themorris.org

   (AUGUSTA, GA) The Heritage Pine Neighborhood Association will hold its
   monthly meeting at the Heritage Pine Model Home, 1116 Laney Walker
   Boulevard, on Monday, July 30th at 6:00 p.m. For more information,
   contact Abbie Rickoff at 706.550.0908.  www.heritagepineaugusta.com

   (AUGUSTA, GA) Story-time at the Wallace Branch of the Augusta Public
   Library will be held this coming Wednesday, August 1 from 10 – 11:15.
    www.ecgrl.org

   (AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Trade, Exhibit and Event (TEE) Center is
   bringing $7.2 million to Augusta in estimated direct visitor spending
   for the first 12 groups that have signed contracts for when the TEE
   Center opens January 1, 2013. “Ten of the groups would not have
   been able to meet in the city without the addition of the flat-floor
   column-free space that is currently under construction attached to the
   city’s existing conference center” noted the Convention
   and Visitors Bureau.
   www.augustaga.org and  www.augustatomorrow.org

   (AUGUSTA, GA) The 2012 Blocks Are Beautiful video is here! See
   highlights of this year’s celebration of community in Laney
   Walker/Bethlehem at
    http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/media/seen-heard/.

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JULY 25, 2012

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The Heritage Pine Neighborhood Association will hold its monthly meeting at the Heritage Pine Model Home, 1116 Laney Walker Boulevard, on Monday, July 30th at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Abbie Rickoff at 706.550.0908. www.heritagepineaugusta.com 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Come view two great exhibitions on display at the Morris Museum of Art: Strange Fruit:Lithographs by Joe Norman and The Morris at Twenty. And remember, Sundays are always FREE.
www.themorris.org 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The 2012 Blocks Are Beautiful video is here! See highlights of this year’s celebration of community in Laney Walker/Bethlehem at http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/media/seen-heard/. 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Life-long learning at the Library. GED classes, computer literacy, and crocheting are just a few of the on-going education being offered by the Augusta Regional Library this coming August.
www.ecgrl.org 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is offering presentations to area employers on affordable home ownership opportunities in Augusta’s downtown area. For more information, contact Shawn Edwards at SEdwards@augustaga.gov. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com. 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Trade, Exhibit and Event (TEE) Center is bringing $7.2 million to Augusta in estimated direct visitor spending for the first 12 groups that have signed contracts for when the TEE Center opens January 1, 2013. "Ten of the groups would not have been able to meet in the city without the addition of the flat-floor column-free space that is currently under construction attached to the city’s existing conference center" noted the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
www.augustaga.org and www.augustatomorrow.org 

 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) 16 COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JULY 16, 2012

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The GA Small Business Credit Initiative has $48 million in funding for small business lending in the state of Georgia, as allocated by the federal Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 http://www.georgia-ssbci.org/ or contact http://www.sbacsav.com/

(GOODWILL) Goodwill is in need of donations this summer.

Your donations help our friends and neighbors in the Coastal Empire find jobs and care for their families. http://ow.ly/i/K2tt

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2013 Savannah Book Festival committee is excited to announce that author David Baldacci will deliver the honoree closing address on Sunday, February 17 at Trustees Theater in downtown Savannah. Baldacci’s talk will focus on his latest and 24th thriller novel, The Innocent. Now in its sixth year, the renowned Savannah Book Festival will take place February 14-17, 2013 and with few exceptions remains free for all to attend. http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The one-night-only film called "Last Call at the Oasis" will play July 25 at 7:30 pm at the Carmike Wynsong 11 Theater. It is a movie about our water supply. This is the same film producer that created "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Food Inc." . Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at their website. www.wellfedsavannah.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Save The Date: Savannah Jazz Festival Golf Tournament September 24th, 2012. After 30 years, the Savannah Jazz Festival and Coastal Jazz Association will hold its Inaugural Golf Tournament at The Club of Savannah Harbor on September 24th, 2012. For more information visit www.cjagolftournament.com or www.savannahjazzfestival.org    

(WAYCROSS, GA) Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is opening a free community career center, Job Connections; and a retail location in Waycross. The PUBLIC grand opening will be Thursday, July 19 at 10 a.m. with a full selection of merchandise. The store will have door prizes and drawings throughout the grand opening. PRIVATE GRAND OPENING by invitation and for media is Wednesday, July 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Waycross Goodwill is located at 2101 Memorial Drive, Waycross. Call 912-663-0685 with any question. Goodwill Industries of the  www.goodwillsavannah.org.

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Through September, experienced researchers at the Heritage Library on Hilton Head Island will offer a free hour of family history research assistance to interested individuals. Reservations are necessary; the times are 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday or Tuesday. The library is also open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. RSVP at 686-6560. heritagelib.org to download a form for listing information about parents and grandparents that can help in your search. The Heritage Library is located in The Savannah Bank Building at 852 William Hilton Parkway.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Citizen Advocacy invites you to Join then on a Journey to the Beloved Community. SCHEDULE

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The Georgia Department of Economic Development is hosting an event to connect qualified Savannah suppliers with international buyers from Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany and Israel on July 23, 2012. http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/regional-trade-event-seeking-savannah-small-businesses-interested-in-exporting/ 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents;  3 Chriswoodelle Ct  http://www.celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-95501-3-chriswoodelle-court/ 4 bedroom, 3699 Square feet. Agent is Lucy M. Hitch 912-234-3323

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celebrating the 200th Birthday of Andrew Low on Friday, July 20th, 10:30 a.m. at The Laurel Grove Cemetery. For more info call. 912.233.1828

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire, Inc (FOA) announces its 14th Annual Auction, "Woof-Stock,"  on Saturday, August 18th at The Savannah Station from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. $45.00 per person includes food stations, auction and bar tickets. Live DJ. Come dressed for some 1960s fun. Proceeds from this event will benefit: Bryan Animal Caregivers, FACTS, Islands Feral Cat Project, Save-A-Life, Paws and Second Chance Dog Rescue.

http://www.friendsofanimalscoastalga.org/  

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES • JULY 16, 2012

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta’s Housing & Community Development Department will be reporting this week to the Augusta-Richmond County Commission on highlights of its Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization Project, including the construction of 14 new homes in its flagship Heritage Pine development, sales of $1.2 million in homes to date, five additional home sales in Holley Street Common by Antioch Development Corporation, and pending mutli-use, multi-family developments at both Foundry Place (opposite GHSU) and Twiggs Circle.
www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) Sign up for the AUGUSTA, GA COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES:     http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/media/community-headlines/.  

(AUGUSTA, GA) The East Central Georgia Regional Library has winnowed down its search for a new Director to four short-listed candidates. Interviews will be conducted July 23rd & 24th, 2012.
www.ecgrl.org/

(AUGUSTA, GA) The New Bethlehem Community Garden is ripe with a variety of vegetables. Each Wednesday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. residents are welcome to stop by, learn how to pick the vegetables and care for the garden, and take some home to enjoy.  For more information or to volunteer to help, call (706) 722-0086.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is offering presentations to area employers on affordable home ownership opportunities in Augusta’s downtown area. For more information, contact Shawn Edwards at SEdwards@augustaga.gov. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Trade, Exhibit and Event (TEE) Center is bringing $7.2 million to Augusta in estimated direct visitor spending for the first 12 groups that have signed contracts for when the TEE Center opens January 1, 2013. "Ten of the groups would not have been able to meet in the city without the addition of the flat-floor column-free space that is currently under construction attached to the city’s existing conference center" noted the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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(WAYCROSS, GA) Goodwill to have Grand Opening in Waycross

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MEDIA ALERT: PRIVATE GRAND OPENING by invitation and for
media is Wednesday, July 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The PUBLIC grand opening is
Thursday, July 19, 10 a.m. Call 912-663-0685. The Waycross Goodwill is located at 2101 Memorial Drive, Waycross.
 

(WAYCROSS, Ga.) – Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is opening a free
community career center, Job Connections; and a retail location in Waycross. The grand opening
will be Thursday, July 19 at 10 a.m. The Waycross Goodwill is located at
2101 Memorial Drive, Waycross.

The career center and retail store will consist of 12,000 square feet and employ 25 local
residents. The store will be open to the public July 19 at 10 a.m. with a full selection of
merchandise. Throughout the Grand Opening there will be door prizes and drawings. A drive-
through donation center will be accepting gently used donations. These donations are used to
fund Goodwill’s Workforce Development programs.

Job Connections offers many free resources and services to both employers and job seekers.
For example, Goodwill offers applicant screening. Employers can provide Goodwill with job
descriptions and Goodwill can match qualified applicants out of their database for the employer
to interview. Goodwill can also provide office space for interviewing and job fairs at no charge.

Resources, technology and support services have been designed to help job seekers secure and
maintain employment. The center will be a resource for job searches, offering help with resumes
and interviewing skills, as well as a phone bank, printer, and copier. Educational seminars will
also help with job skills as well as areas such as health and wellness and financial well-being.

"We talk to employers and match their needs to our services," said Brenda Pollen, Director of
Workforce Development for Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire. "We find the areas

where employers see a need and tailor our programs to that." For example, at another Job
Connections location Pollen discovered that many job seekers lacked computer skills, so Job
Connections started offering computer classes.

Goodwill will be offering a resume writing class and working with job seekers to develop
interviewing skills so that job applicants feel confident when they walk into an interview. There
will also be networking opportunities and job fairs, and applicants will be able to view job
postings that are available in the community.

The Waycross Goodwill is located at 2101 Memorial Dr. Call 912-663-0685 if you’re interested
in partnering.

About Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire

Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with
disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. The not-for-profit organization employs more than 550 people. In 2011, Goodwill provided services to
approximately 19,000 people and placed 650 people in real jobs in our community. Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina and operates 13 other retail locations in the region. Goodwill accepts tax deductable car donations and operates an online store at shopgoodwill.com. For more information on Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org . Find us on Facebook: Savannah Goodwill or follow us on Twitter:
@SavGoodwill.

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JULY 8, 2012

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(SAVANNAH, GA)  Free Osteoporosis Screening and lunch July 13; EVENT is called  "Lunch With a Doctor" sponsored by Women’s Information Network, RSVP 912-692-1451 x116  MORE INFO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Save The Date: Savannah Jazz Festival Golf Tournament September 24th, 2012. After 30 years, the Savannah Jazz Festival and Coastal Jazz Association will hold its Inaugural Golf Tournament at The Club of Savannah Harbor on September 24th, 2012. For more information visit www.cjagolftournament.com or www.savannahjazzfestival.org    

(WAYCROSS, GA) Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is opening a free community career center, Job Connections; and a retail location in Waycross. The PUBLIC grand opening will be Thursday, July 19 at 10 a.m. with a full selection of merchandise. The store will have door prizes and drawings throughout the grand opening. PRIVATE GRAND OPENING by invitation and for media is Wednesday, July 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Waycross Goodwill is located at 2101 Memorial Drive, Waycross. Call 912-663-0685 with any question. Goodwill Industries of the  www.goodwillsavannah.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The Georgia Department of Economic Development is hosting an event to connect qualified Savannah suppliers with international buyers from Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany and Israel on July 23, 2012. http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/regional-trade-event-seeking-savannah-small-businesses-interested-in-exporting/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The DBA welcomes Tony Thomas, on Wed, July 11 at 11:30am. www.savvannahdba.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Save the date for the 13th annual Savannah Business Hall of Fame gala being held on November 14th at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.     

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents; 102 E 53rd. AGENT Casey Schivera:  912-234-3323 http://www.celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-99336-102-east-53-street/

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) LIVE Music every Friday night at the Dolphin Reef Restaurant, located at the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort. www.oceanplaza.com 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celebrating the 200th Birthday of Andrew Low on Friday, July 20th, 10:30 a.m. at The Laurel Grove Cemetery. For more info call. 912.233.1828

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) At 5pm on Wednesday, August 22nd, a new historical marker commemorating the 50th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Nuclear Ship Savannah will be unveiled at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.  A public reception will follow. www.ns-savannah.com 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire, Inc (FOA) announces its 14th Annual Auction, "Woof-Stock,"  on Saturday, August 18th at The Savannah Station from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. $45.00 per person includes food stations, auction and bar tickets. Live DJ. Come dressed for some 1960s fun. Proceeds from this event will benefit: Bryan Animal Caregivers, FACTS, Islands Feral Cat Project, Save-A-Life, Paws and Second Chance Dog Rescue.

http://www.friendsofanimalscoastalga.org/  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Acupuncture of Savannah Announces the Grand Opening for Healing Co-op Savannah, Friday the 13th of July, 2012 from 5:00 till midnight.  Mulit holistic disciplines in one center; Acupuncture LaC, Chiropractic DC, Hypnotherapy PhD, Holistic Medicine MD, Carino-sacral LMT, Yoga, Nutrition, Exercise and Stress Recycling.  Ribbon Cutting at 5:00. Violin, strings and harp from 5:30 till 7:00 in the Floating Garden, then The Train Wrecks from 7:30 till 9:00, hip hop and reggae until midnight. Located at 2431-C Habersham Street, across from Green Truck Neighborhood Pub. RSVP to Isa Holloway at gregoryisa@msn.com or call him at 912-414-6461.
 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Free Osteoporosis Information Session and Screening July 13

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Free Osteoporosis Information Session and Screening Offered
July 13


Lunch With a Doctor Event, sponsored by Women’s Information
Network, will include lectures by Sharon Baker, BSN, MN, and OB/GYN
Stephen Gordon, MD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Women’s Information Network invites women
and men in the Savannah area to attend Lunch With a Doctor, a free
program that will include an educational program about the impact
of osteoporosis, screenings and lunch. The event, which will feature
lectures by Women’s Information Network President Sharon Baker,
BSN, MN, and OB/GYN Stephen Gordon, MD.


The event will take place this Friday,
July 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Health University
Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue in the Hoskins Building #10,
in the Mercer Auditorium.

DIRECTIONS:
Once entering the campus from Waters Avenue make an immediate Right (Parking Garage B will be to your left). Go to the dead end, make a Left, you will keep going around toward the emergency department. Once you get to the stop sign (ER will be to the left Parking Garage C will be in front of you) make a Right. Go to the stop sign make a  Left Hoskins is the White building with a lot of windows on the Left.

REGISTRATION:
Registration for the free
program and screening is required; please contact 912-692-1451 x116 or baker8483@comcast.net


ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS
Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million
Americans. In the U.S., 10 million individuals are estimated to already
have the disease and almost 34 million more are estimated to be at
risk. Of the 10 million Americans estimated to have osteoporosis,
eight million are women and two million are men. Significant risk has
been reported in people of all ethnic backgrounds, and the disease
can strike at any age, despite the common misconception that it only
affects older people. Osteoporosis can be prevented, and if diagnosed
early, can be treated.

During the Lunch With a Doctor event, Baker and Gordon will offer
information on the impact of osteoporosis, risk factors, bone density
screenings, lifestyle and treatment options, and fall and fracture
prevention strategies. In addition, participants will be provided with
educational material about the disease and have an opportunity to
participate in a question-and-answer session with regional healthcare
providers. A light, calcium-rich lunch, provided as a community service
by the Women’s Information Network Inc., in collaboration with the
Valdosta Lowndes Parks and Recreation Authority, will be served.

Baker has served as founder and president of the Women’s
Information Network since 1991. The nonprofit organization seeks
to educate and empower women about health and wellness through
information and networking. She has also served as a clinical nurse
practitioner and compliance officer for New Horizons Treatment
Center, as an adjunct faculty member at the Georgia Baptist School
of Nursing at Mercer College and as executive director for Affordable
Health Care, LLC, among other positions. For the past seven years,
Baker has spoken extensively and served as a consultant on midlife
issues and osteoporosis.



For more information or to register for the Women’s Information
Network free Lunch With a Doctor program on osteoporosis,
please contact Sharon Baker at 912-692-1451 x116 or baker8483@comcast.net