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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, APRIL 29, 2013

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmark Stations, Inc., is pleased to announce that all 62 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will sell Light The Night paper balloon icons in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk. The paper balloon icons will be sold in all stores from May 1-31 and will cost $1 each. For more information about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk, call 912-897-1300 or visit www.lightthenight.org/ga. For more information about Enmark Stations, Inc., call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarkenjoy.com.  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Beyoncé + Goodwill: Transform Lives FOR GOOD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XreLI4qJjcA Â

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, May 4, at 4:00 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn (corner of Abercorn and 34th Streets), Roger Moss, noted local baritone, vocal coach and artistic director of the Savannah Children’s Choir, presents Wie Einst im Mai (As Once in May), a recital of German lieder, arias, spirituals and American art songs, accompanied by Anne Acker. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information, contact Moss at 912-667-1700.

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, May 14, at the Westin Savannah Harbor from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, the Women’s Legacy Council of the United Way of the Coastal Empire presents an interactive panel discussion featuring Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson, Judge Louisa Abbott, Savannah Tech President Kathy Love, Georgia Power VP/Coastal Region Cathy Hill, Savannah Economic Development Authority COO and VP of World Trade Center Brynn Grant and Mary Chapman, COO and Chief Nursing Officer Memorial Health. The luncheon will include conversation, networking and a Q&A session with panelists. The moderator will be Mary Ann Hogan, President of St. Vincent’s Academy. RSVP online uwce.org or call 912-651-7718. Tickets are $35 each or tables of 10 are $350. Proceeds from the luncheon will help low income women in finding dependable transportation.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA)  According to the National Runaway Switchboard, approximately 1.3 million homeless youth are living unsupervised on the streets, in abandoned buildings, with friends or strangers.Don’t face your problems alone,  if you are between the ages of 11-17 please contact Park Place Outreach, Youth Emergency Shelter at 912-234-4048 http://parkplaceyes.org/  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah restauranteur and Food Network star Jamie Deen will emcee the Fourth Annual Night of Champions sponsored by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Westin Harbour Resort & Spa. This evening includes the awards ceremony, a silent auction, dinner and cash bar. Doors open at 6 pm and business attire is requested. Tickets are $25 per person or reserve a table for ten for $250. Tickets can be purchased online at nightofchampions.org 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Zumba, Yoga, Walk, Run, Dance! It doesn’t matter how you move … just move! Join Movement in the Park, a health expo just for girls and women of all ages on Sunday, May 19th at 2P.M. in Forsyth Park. Sponsored by Dawn’s Daughter, Fleet Feet Sports, & Nike, the expo benefits "The Dawning of a Miracle Scholarship", a $1,000 scholarship awarded every year to a Chatham County Public or Private School college bound female graduating senior with a chronic/life-threatening illness. Register online for all of the fun, food and give- a-ways! http://www.dawnbakeronline.com/movement-in-the-park Registration is only $10 or call 912-232-6048 for more details.    

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) See which private school in Savannah was recently recognized as one of the most challenging high schools in the nation.  SCHOOL 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 716 Barnard Street, Savannah, GA. At $549,000, this 2,316 sq. ft. corner town home built in 2006 is two blocks from Forsyth Park. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 2 half baths. The kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances. The residence boasta a balcony, a garden level study; a two car garage; and a gated entry. For more info, contact Carolyn Ezelle at 912-272-9711 or Lavinia Strong at 912-272-3250. http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-108933-716-barnard-street/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Guest Readers traveled throughout classrooms on Thursday, April 18 during the Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc. "Books, Brownies, and Berries" literacy celebration held in conjunction with The Week of The Young Child. A big thanks to local author Gina Williams who read from her book There’s a Mamulu in My Closet!, Chief Judge Tammy Cox Stokes, Beth Wells, Dr. Anne Katz, Don Mayer, Lawanda Ransom, Rhonda Williams, Tammy Wingo, Carla Forbes, Mariah Tompkins, Bonnie Hinshaw, Debi Mulanax, Linda Zoller, Tanya Milton, Dedra Holloway, Clara Bain, Terry Enoch, Gina Williams, and Shamel Williams. Wesley’s children, ages 6 weeks through pre-K, were so attentive and thanked readers with big hugs! For more information about Wesley call 912-236-4226.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications for the 2013-2014 Leadership Savannah Class will be accepted through June 14, 2013. www.leadershipsavannah.org

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The May Small Business Council SMART Lunch – Small Business Resources Part I will be held on Tuesday, May 7, with networking at 11:30 and the program from noon – 1 pm at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Join this informative series sponsored by Comcast to find out what resources are available for existing small businesses. Marjorie Young, President of SCORE and owner of Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. and Tony O’Reilly, President of the Small Business Assistance Corporation, will be sharing expertise and answering questions.  The cost is $11 for Chamber members. RSVP to Cally D’Angelo, 912-644-6459.

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Attention  SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS in Savannah – please take this survey: http://www.spsolutions.org/surveys/survey.php?sid=87.  

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, May 23, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, SAVANNAH SCORE will present: The State of Small Business.  RSVP at www.savannah.score.org

  

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, APRIL 29, 2013

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Paine College will reach a new milestone on May 12, with the current governor of Georgia delivering the college’s Commencement Address for the first time in the college’s 131 years of existence.
www.paine.edu

(AUGUSTA, GA) Brenda Durant, Executive Director of The Greater Augusta Arts Council, highlighted in her Arts Weekly Radio Show that May’s First Friday celebration is featuring a special James Brown birthday celebration at the Imperial Theater at 5:30 pm. She also noted that this year’s downtown Loft tour takes place this weekend and includes tours of the Miller Theater.  
http://www.augustaarts.com/

(AUGUSTA, GA) Mayor Deke Copenhaver’s video feature this week highlights the groundbreaking of the renovations to the Municipal Building.
http://youtu.be/zkUawvc0VEg?hd=1

(AUGUSTA, GA) In addition to promoting the Augusta Downtown Loft Tour (May 3 – 4), now in its ninth year, Historic Augusta is also highlighting its annual Cotton Ball, a tradition in Augusta since 1988. This casual affair  will be held this year on Thursday, May 16 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. and will take place in the gardens surrounding the home of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond John Doumar, located at 2644 Henry Street.
www.historicaugusta.org

(AUGUSTA, GA) Sheridan Glaze, Executive Director of the New Bethlehem Community Center, announces open enrollment for Computer Literacy Classes (to begin May 7) and for Summer Camp (to begin June 3).

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Downtown Development Authority announced the beginning of an aggressive retail recruitment initiative for the urban core. Chairman Cameron Nixon says, "This is the natural next step in our revitalization strategy."
http://www.myaugustadowntown.com/

(AUGUSTA, GA) The next meeting of Live Augusta…Be a Downtowner, a new organization recently formed to promote downtown living, civic involvement and neighborhood social interaction will take place on April 30th at 4 pm in the offices of the Downtown Development Authority. Participating neighborhoods include Olde Towne, Harrisburg, Laney Walker, and the downtown area. Those interested in helping should contact Kenley Dick, kenley@teamkenley.com.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is presenting a solo exhibition of mixed media works by Nancy Wellington Bookhart entitled Alterations: Fashioning a Black Identity March 1 – April 30, 2013.  
http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, APRIL 22, 2013

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(AUGUSTA, GA)Delegates from the Atlanta Planning Commission, headed by Commissioner James Shelby, will be touring Laney Walker/Bethlehem on Tuesday, April 23, with an eye toward replicating this nationally-recognized revitalization project in Atlanta. The visit follows from last week’s award from the American Planning Association to LWB as one of the nation’s outstanding redevelopment stories. 

www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Greater Augusta Arts Council is taking the lead in the development of an Artspace project, likely to feature exhibition and work/live space in Augusta’s urban core area. A party to launch a formal survey that will guide the Artspace project is being held on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 pm at the Old Academy of Richmond County. http://www.augustaarts.com/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) TheBestSchools.org has announced that Davidson Fine Arts has been ranked # 43 among the best public high schools in the United States. The rankings of schools as the 50 Best Public High Schools in the United States is primarily based on measurable academic outcomes across a large number of important academic indicators.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Downtown Development Authority announced today the beginning of an aggressive retail recruitment initiative for the urban core. Chairman Cameron Nixon says, “This is the natural next step in our revitalization strategy."
http://www.myaugustadowntown.com/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is hosting a special free program of Americana tunes by Athens-based band Corduroy Road. Jam along with JAMP, the JB Academy of Musik Pupils, and groove to the electronic beats by Sure Eel. Local artists will create original paintings inspired by the music.Saturday, April 27, noon-4:00 p.m.
www.themorris.org 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Heritage Pine, Augusta’s flagship development for the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization, has a new pocket park, and the pocket park has a new addition: a granite bench donated by Woodmen of the World’s Central Georgia office. The bench, made by Paul Lowe Monuments, was accepted by Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson, Administrator Fred Russell, and Augusta Housing and Community Development Director Chester Wheeler at a ceremony held in the park on Friday, April 19. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially celebrate the opening of the park is slated to take place later this spring. http://tinyurl.com/LWB-Augusta-FB 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The next meeting of Live Augusta…Be a Downtowner, a new organization recently formed to promote downtown living, civic involvement and neighborhood social interaction will take place on April 30th at 4 pm in the offices of the Downtown Development Authority. Participating neighborhoods include Olde Towne, Harrisburg, Laney Walker, and the downtown area. Those interested in helping should contact Kenley Dick, kenley@teamkenley.com.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) (Augusta, GA) – The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is presenting a solo exhibition of mixed media works by Nancy Wellington Bookhart entitled Alterations: Fashioning a Black Identity March 1 – April 30, 2013.  

http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/

 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, APRIL 22, 2013

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Georgia District Office, is pleased to announce Fondarific/Candy Craft Creations, Savannah, Georgia, as the Georgia Small Business Exporter of the Year 2013.

(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Andrew’s School recently received recognition as one of the most challenging high schools in the nation. This marks the second year in a row for the Savannah private school to receive the honor. St. Andrew’s is the only private school in Georgia to be recognized on the most challenging list. View the Post’s challenging list at http://apps.washingtonpost.com/local/highschoolchallenge/schools/2013/list/private/ For more information on the pre-K 3 through grade twelve school, visit saintschool.com or call 912-897-4941.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah restauranteur and Food Network star Jamie Deen will emcee the Fourth Annual Night of Champions sponsored by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Westin Harbour Resort & Spa. This evening includes the awards ceremony, a silent auction, dinner and cash bar. Doors open at 6 pm and business attire is requested. Tickets are $25 per person or reserve a table for ten for $250. Tickets can be purchased online at nightofchampions.org

(BUSINESS IN SAVANNAH) Lawyers raise money for First Harvest. John Manly at Bouhan Falligant LLP has been named a Savannah city rep for the second annual Legal Food Frenzy by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia. SEE PHOTO:
http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2013-04-15/lawyers-raise-money-first-harvest#.UXRPdoLufEY

(GEORGIA) Georgia Connections Academy, established in 2010, is a provider of high-quality, free public virtual charter schooling for grades K through 12. Currently, there are openings for 1000 K-12 students from anywhere in the state for the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment is limited by the State Board of Education to 3000 students for the 2013-2014 academic year Parents can enroll their child online at http://www.connectionsacademy.com/georgia-school/enrollment/home.aspx. Georgia Connections Academy is hosting a free parent information session on Monday, May 6, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown, 5711 Abercorn St. For more information about the academy and virtual public education, the public may also call 800-382-6010

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wells Fargo and SCORE hosted a speed mentoring event for Savannah small businesses on April 4. Local experts gave advice to business owners on how to write a business plan, how to secure a loan and how to maintain cash flow, among other important topics. See Photos: http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=400988

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enjoy, Explore, and Clean Up! Saturday, May 4, from 9 am to noon; Wilderness Southeast presents a paddle and clean up of Ebenezer Creek. Help the creek recover from trash washed downstream by Spring flooding. A Wilderness Southeast naturalist guide will be there to answer questions and share facts about the areas and its wildlife. Free canoe space is limited, so register by 5pm Thursday, May 2. Free snacks for registered participants. Contact Wilderness Southeast to register and for directions.  http://www.wilderness-southeast.org naturesavannah@gmail.com; 912-236-8115

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy Local Savannah presents a program to educate area businesses on opportunities for selling goods and services to Gulfstream. "How to Do Business with Gulfstream" will be delivered by Marshall Tuck, Corporate Small Business Officer. The meeting takes place at the Pirates House, 20 E. Broad Street, on Thursday, April 25, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members, and RSVP’s are required by 5 PM Monday, April 22. Reservations and advanced payment may be made on-line at buylocalsavannah.com. For more information, contact Michele Thompson at 912-272-6767.

(WASHINGTON, DC) Each year since 1963,  the President has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of Small Business Week. This year, which marks the 50th anniversary, National Small Business Week will be June 17-21, 2013.  To learn more go to sba.gov/nsbw.com.

(ATLANTA, GA) Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has proclaimed May 20-24 to be Georgia Small Business Week.  For more information on local events and activities go to sba.gov/ga.  

(BUSINESS IN SAVANNAH) Please meet Jesse McCain with the International Diamond Center http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2013-04-15/business-savannah-international-diamond-center#.UXROzILufEY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications for the 2013-2014 Leadership Savannah Class will be accepted through June 14, 2013. Leadership Savannah seeks to inspire individual leadership growth by providing the learning experiences that lead to a better understanding of our community and preparation for meeting present and future community challenges. The 2013-2014 class will be limited to 42 people. Applicants must have the full support of the organization they represent. The programs will consist of monthly interactive sessions led by top community experts within their fields. All applicants must go through selections and full program fees will be $2,500, with a limited number of $1,000 scholarships available based on need. To apply go to lLEADERSHIP SAVANNAH and click on the Apply button.  

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast Georgia will host its first Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast at 8:00 am on Friday, April 26, at Savannah State University’s New Student Union. Twelve middle-school students from the Coastal Empire and the Carolina Lowcountry will be recognized for their volunteer work. To reserve your seat or to purchase a table.  cecilia.russo@redcross.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) VOICExperience launches the VOICE Society festival membership for lovers of the vocal arts by providing benefits and insights into the new Savannah Voice Festival, taking place from August 3 – 17, 2013. Membership for the new VOICE Society is $150 for individual members, $250 for couples and $300 for families. Benefits include members-only events, purchase tickets in advance of public sale date of May 6, a bi-monthly newsletter and discounts with partner organizations. To join the VOICE Society or for more information, email info@savannahvoicefestival.org, call 855.76.OPERA or visit savannahvoicefestival.org
    
(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) The Second Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival takes place on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 11 am – 2 pm at the North Beach parking lot and is sponsored by the Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group and the North Beach Bar & Grill to raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. There will be a kite design contest for the students of Savannah Arts Academy, kite flying tricks and displays, and "The Band with No Name" will supply the music. There will also be a silent auction dinner at North Beach Bar & Grill on Thursday, April 25, from 5pm -8 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Fran McCarey, 912-663-6803, or go to Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group Facebook page.

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, April 25, the Savannah Council on World Affairs will host a presentation by Georgia Institute of Technology’s president G.P. "Bud" Peterson who will talk about the changing expectations of U.S. higher education, including steps Georgia Tech is taking as part of an international initiative in its 25-year strategic plan, "Designing the Future." The event takes place at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Membership social at 7:30; program at 8 p.m. The public is invited; free for members, students and accompanying family members, educators, and active military and their dependents. $10 for non-members.

(POOLER, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 150 Regency Circle, Pooler, GA. At $179,900, this 1,862 sq. ft. town home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and is currently under construction. Located in The Retreat at Forest Lakes gated community, this town home features wide planked wood floors in the main living areas, granite counter tops and 9 ft. smooth ceilings on both stories. For more information, contact Casey Schivera at 912-441-7145 or visit http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/condos/mls-105705-150-regency-circle/

 

(POOLER / SAVANNAH) Joe Marchese Commercial Construction and Goodwill of the Coastal Empire are teaming up to for their third annual drive to divert thousands of pounds of unwanted electronics from landfills while helping people to transform their lives, on Earth Day, April 22, 2013. Join the movement by cleaning out your storeroom, closet, business or home of all unwanted electric, electronic and computer related items. Bring those obsolete monitors, keyboards, printers and mice and keep them from leaching dangerous materials into the earth at no cost to you. We will also be accepting household items such as gently used shoes and clothing on Monday, April 22nd from 7am to 6pm at the Westside Business Park in Pooler, on Highway 80 across from the new Spanky’s restaurant. Turn in next to the Komastu dealer located west of the main entrance of Westside Business Park at 1212 US Highway 80 in Pooler, GA. and look for the red and white striped tent. www.joemarcheseconstruction.com   

 

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host its 2nd Quarter Business Forum on Tuesday, April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Richmond Hill City Center.  A forum on "The Top 10 Tips to Create a Powerful Business Plan." A business plan is essential to help the owner validate the business concept and set clear goals. It also gives investors, banks, suppliers, partners and potential hires information to make decisions about working with the company. The forum will be presented by Kenneth Zapp, Ph.D., a SCORE mentor and Professor Emeritus, Metropolitan State University. RSVP www.RHBCchamber.org (912) 756-3444  
 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The May Small Business Council SMART Lunch – Small Business Resources Part I will be held on Tuesday, May 7, with networking at 11:30 and the program from noon – 1 pm at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Join this informative series sponsored by Comcast to find out what resources are available for existing small businesses. Marjorie Young, President of SCORE and owner of Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. and Tony O’Reilly, President of the Small Business Assistance Corporation, will be sharing expertise and answering questions.  The cost is $11 for Chamber members. RSVP to Cally D’Angelo, 912-644-6459.

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmark Stations, Inc., is pleased to announce that all 62 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will sell Light The Night paper balloon icons in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk. The paper balloon icons will be sold in all stores from May 1-31 and will cost $1 each. For more information about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk, call 912-897-1300 or visit www.lightthenight.org/ga. For more information about Enmark Stations, Inc., call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarkenjoy.com. 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) If you are a SMALL BUSINESS OWNER in Savannah – please take this survey: http://www.spsolutions.org/surveys/survey.php?sid=87.  

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, May 23, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, SAVANNAH SCORE will present: The State of Small Business.  RSVP at www.savannah.score.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Zumba, Yoga, Walk, Run, Dance! It doesn’t matter how you move … just move! Join Movement in the Park, a health expo just for girls and women of all ages on Sunday, May 19th at 2P.M. in Forsyth Park. Sponsored by Dawn’s Daughter, Fleet Feet Sports, & Nike, the expo benefits "The Dawning of a Miracle Scholarship", a $1,000 scholarship awarded every year to a Chatham County Public or Private School college bound female graduating senior with a chronic/life-threatening illness. Register online for all of the fun, food and give- a-ways! http://www.dawnbakeronline.com/movement-in-the-park Registration is only $10 or call 912-232-6048 for more details.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Clubs of Coastal Georgia are pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Rotarians Play It Forward (PIF) concert on Saturday, April 27, 2013, 4 -7 p.m., at the Ships of the Sea Museum and Gardens, 41 MLK, Jr. Blvd. The event is a fundraiser for area Rotary Clubs’ local charities and The Rotary Foundation. Admission is $35 per person and includes entertainment, food, and beverages. The 2013 PIF concert features musical performances, a silent auction, food, beverages, and more.  For info, visit www.RotaryPIF.org, Rotarians Play It Forward on Facebook or email info@RotaryPIF.org.   

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Private School in Savannah Recognized As One Of Nation’s Most Challenging High Schools – St Andrew’s

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Private School in Savannah Recognized
As One Of Nation’s Most Challenging High Schools

Savannah, GA–St. Andrew’s School recently received recognition as one of the most

challenging high schools in the nation. This marks the second year in a row for the Savannah

private school to receive the honor. The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews has been ranking

the most challenging schools in the country for 15 years.

“I’m thrilled that St. Andrew’s is again being recognized for one of our distinguishing

characteristics–that we provide a challenging curriculum to all of our students while giving

them the individual attention and supportive environment they need to help them meet that

challenge,” said Sara Rubinstein, Upper School Head. “Through making our International

Baccalaureate program accessible to all students, not just the top 2% of any class, we fulfill our

promise to give each St. Andrew’s student the high quality learning environment our families

expect and deserve.”

St. Andrew’s is the only private school in Georgia to be recognized on the most challenging

list. View the Post’s challenging list at

http://apps.washingtonpost.com/local/highschoolchallenge/schools/2013/list/private/

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School committed to being

a leader in 21st Century teaching and learning, which includes a curricular focus on creativity,

communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and character. For more information on the

Pre-K 3 through Grade Twelve school, visit www.saintschool.com or call 897.4941.

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WSAV Earns Five 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards:

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WSAV Earns Five 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards:

WSAV-TV, the NBC affiliate serving Savannah GA / Hilton Head SC has won five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in television journalism including the organization’s top three categories.  The announcement was made Thursday by the Radio Television Digital News Association which has been honoring outstanding achievement in electronic journalism with the Murrow Awards since 1971.

 

This continued an impressive trend as WSAV has been recognized with 26 Regional Murrow awards for excellence in journalism over the past six years —  as compared to two awards for all other Savannah area Television stations. 

 

Among the honors, the coveted Murrow Award for Overall Excellence.  It’s the fifth time in the last six years the WSAV’s entire staff has been so honored.  In addition, the WSAV staff also won the Murrow Award for Newscast with its coverage of a visit by President and Michelle Obama to Ft. Stewart in 2012.  It’s the fourth time in the last six years WSAV has won for Newscast. 

 

WSAV Chief Investigator JoAnn Merrigan takes her third Murrow in three years, this time receiving the award for Investigative Reporting.  Her reports unearthed unethical insurance company practices trying to force bundling with threats of dropping all coverage.   

 

WSAV anchor/reporter Kim Gusby, Photojournalist Chris Murray and Production Manager Jerry Perlman share the Murrow Award for outstanding Documentary/Special Program for WSAV’s Celebrating Black History program.  This marks the third year in a row the program has achieved this distinction.

 

Finally, WSAV Chief Photographer Jim Jensen wins the Murrow Award for Use of Video (Photojournalism) for his photo essay on the Savannah Police Memorial for officers killed in action.  It’s Jensen’s fourth win in this category in the past seven years.

 

WSAV General Manager Deb Thompson said “It is gratifying to see our news team receive such well deserved recognition from the RTDNA for the outstanding work they do every day in delivering news to our viewers.”  WSAV took five of the thirteen awards presented in its region —  a region that includes more than 30 television news organizations in cities throughout Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  Regional Edward R. Murrow Award winners automatically move to the RTDNA’s national competition. 

 

For More Information:

Dan Flaxer

Director of Marketing

WSAV

912-414-2202

LEADERSHIP SAVANNAH 2013-2014 CLASS APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

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LEADERSHIP SAVANNAH 2013-2014 CLASS

APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

 

 

Applications for the 2013-2014 Leadership Savannah Class are currently being accepted.  This will be a one year class.

 

Leadership Savannah seeks to inspire individual leadership growth by providing the learning experiences that lead to a better understanding of our community and preparation for meeting community challenges of the present and future.

 

The 2013-2014 class will be limited to 42 people.  The Selections Committee is seeking representation from a cross-section of the community. These leaders and potential leaders will be active in business, education, the arts, religion, government, community-based organizations and ethnic and minority groups and will reflect the diversity of the community. Applicants must have the full support of their organization or corporation they represent. 

 

The programs are being finalized but are expected to consist of monthly interactive sessions lead by top community experts within their fields.  Sessions are expected to begin in September 2013 and conclude in June of 2014.  Applicants will be expected to attend all of the sessions in order to graduate.  All applicants must go through selections and full program fees will be $2,500, with a limited number of $1,000 scholarships available based on need.

 

To apply go to www.leadershipsavannah.org and click on the Apply button.

 

Applications will be accepted through June 14, 2013.

 

For more information please contact Margaret Mary Russell at mrussell@savannahchamber.com or call 912.644.6432.