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May 2017

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

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

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

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

LEAD THE WAY INITIATIVE 

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


TIPS TO PREVENT HACKERS

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

AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED FOR HUNTER AND FORT STEWART

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


EVACUATION ZONES UPDATED

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

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

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

FIND YOUR WAY THROUGH ‘THE CLOUD’


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

SPOTTED AT THE CONE COLLECTION

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

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

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

JUST SAY NO TO ‘CAN’T’

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


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


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

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

Melanoma, Take a Hike! Skin Cancer Awareness Excursion with Low Country Dermatology to be Held at Skidaway Island State Park on May 21

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Melanoma, Take a Hike! Skin Cancer Awareness Excursion with Low Country Dermatology to be Held at Skidaway Island State Park on May 21
Three-Mile Hike to Benefit Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute

In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology will lead a skin cancer awareness excursion — “Melanoma, Take a Hike!” — on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at Skidaway Island State Park.

Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology

Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology

Howington and her staff will lead a three-mile hike along the park’s scenic trails, sharing facts and prevention techniques for melanoma and taking questions. Water, sunscreen and some light refreshments will be provided.

National Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month, designated by the American Academy of Dermatology, is celebrated in May to raise awareness of the risk of skin cancer and increase the chances of early detection.

“For those of us who live along the southern coastline, staying out of the sun is often not practical or desirable,” Howington said. “It’s important for everyone to learn some simple but essential ways to protect their skin from the sun’s dangerous UV rays before they and their family head off to enjoy the great outdoors.”

Howington is a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She and her staff will give participants SPF30 sunscreen, which has been shown to prevent the onset of skin cancer by a whopping 80 percent.

They also will share “did you know” facts during the hike, such as:

• Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and is the leading cause of death from skin disease.

• The American Cancer Society estimates that 87,110 new melanomas will be diagnosed this year alone and will result in 10,000 deaths.

• Rates for melanoma have been rising for the last 30 years, and melanoma accounts for nearly half of all cancers, according to the American Cancer Society.

• Although clouds block some of the sun’s skin-damaging ultraviolet radiation, as much as 80 percent still reaches the Earth’s surface.

• Anyone can develop melanoma. Skin cancer rates are lower for African Americans and Latinos than other groups, but their survival outcomes are poorer, partially because more aggressive skin cancers strike them disproportionately.

• Indications of potential skin cancer include moles or growths that are asymmetrical, have an irregular border, exhibit changes in color, have a diameter larger than the size of a pencil eraser or have evolved in size or thickness. Self-examine your skin; when caught early, melanoma is highly curable.

Tickets for the event are $35, which includes the parking fee for the park. Proceeds will benefit the Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute in Savannah. Participants are asked to meet the group at Picnic Area-A after entering the park.

Tickets and more information for Melanoma, Take a Hike! Skin Cancer Awareness Excursion with Low Country Dermatology can be found at http://lcderm.com/melanoma-take-hike/

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

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

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

Julie Wade


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

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


CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCED 

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

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

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

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Night of Champions 2017

Night of Champions Honorees


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

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

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


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


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

https://www.hospicesavannah.org/artgallery



FIDGET SPINNERS
(TIME) Break Your iPhone Addiction

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

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

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

MELANOMA, TAKE A HIKE! 
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology will lead a skin cancer awareness excursion – “Melanoma, Take a Hike!” – on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at Skidaway Island State Park. Howington and her staff will lead a three-mile hike along the park’s scenic trails, sharing facts and prevention techniques for melanoma and taking questions. Water, sunscreen and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit http://lcderm.com/melanoma-take-hike/
Low Country Dermatology Melanoma Take a Hike

PLAN FOR NECESSITIES FIRST, THEN FLASH IN COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

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

UNITED WAY HOSTS WOMEN WHO RULE

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

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


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

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



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

LDSS Night of Champions 2017 Recipients

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Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Honors 2017 Champions at Annual Gala

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

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

The awards went to:

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

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

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

2017 Night of Champions Attendees

2017 Night of Champions Attendees

2017 CHAMPIONS

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

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

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

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

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

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Night of Champions 2017

Jamie Deen, Jennifer Taylor, and Brenton Scott

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

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

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Julie Wade Named Executive Director of Park Place Outreach

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Attorney Julie Wade Selected as Executive Director of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

Savannah attorney and school board member Julie Wade has been named executive director of the Park Place Outreach — Youth Emergency Shelter, which provides support and temporary residential services for at-risk children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area.

Wade will succeed Linda Hilts, who’s retiring after 20 years, and will take office on May 8.

“I am honored to be selected for this position, and to build on the excellent programs Linda Hilts began and fostered over the past 20 years,” Wade said. “She became the voice of homeless and unaccompanied youth in our community, and I am eager to continue to work on their behalf.”

Park Place Outreach board chairman Todd Cellini praised Wade’s legal background and her experience in student and child advocacy.

“As a sitting board member of the Savannah-Chatham public school system, she has an extensive understanding of our largest population of at-risk children,” Cellini said. “Having served in various board positions for several non-profit organizations, she also has vast fundraising experience as well as expertise in grants compliance.”

Under Hilts’s leadership, Park Place Outreach helped more than 6,200 area young people find emergency shelter and thousands more found stability through its non-residential programs. She developed many of the organization’s ongoing services, including the Street Outreach Program team, which offers peer mentoring to resident adolescents and provides counseling, clothing and personal care items to older youth, up to age 21, who are in need but might not wish to come to the shelter.

“My goal over the next few weeks is to meet with the board members and staff, along with community members and supporters,” Wade said. “By helping to ensure a smooth leadership transition, I will be able to focus from day one on continuing to provide a safe and loving environment to the youth who come to Park Place Outreach for assistance.”

Julie Wade Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah

Julie Wade

Wade, a native of Atlanta, attended Georgia public schools from kindergarten until college. She attended the University of Georgia and then the University of Georgia School of Law. Currently, she is a lawyer at The Wade Law Firm in Savannah, with a focus on federal criminal defense and civil litigation. Additionally, Wade serves on the Board of Education for the Savannah Chatham County Public School System, a position she has held since 2011. Wade will continue her service on the Board of Education as she assumes this new position with Park Place Outreach.

Previously, she served as an assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of Georgia from 2007 to 2008 as the Project Safe Childhood Coordinator, prosecuting violations of federal law, including child exploitation, firearms, narcotics, fraud, and immigration.

She is chair of the board of directors for Girls on the Run and chairwoman of United Way Women’s Legacy Council. She also serves on the boards of America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and Educate Chatham Foundation.

Wade is a graduate of Leadership Savannah and Leadership Georgia. She has been honored by the UGA Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 and as a Next Generation Rising Star by Savannah Magazine and Business in Savannah. She recently received the Coastal Center for Developmental Services’ Vicki Loughrey Volunteer Advocacy Award as well as the John B. Miller Service Award from the Savannah Bar Association.

She and her husband have three children who attend public school.

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

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

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

4th Annual Movement in the Park on Sunday, May 21

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Dawn Baker and Fleet Feet Sports Savannah
Present Movement in the Park
Zumba, Walk, Run, Dance! It doesn’t matter how you move … just move!

Join the fourth annual “Movement in the Park,” a health and wellness fair for all ages on Sunday, May 21, 2 – 5 p.m. in Forsyth Park.

Participants may take part in the “Dawning of a Miracle Mile” (a one mile walk/run), Zumba, line dancing, activities for kids, health screenings, vendors, refreshments, fun and more.

movement in the park sponsor, Dawn Baker

Dawn Baker
Author and News Anchor

Sponsored by news anchor and author Dawn Baker and Fleet Feet Sports Savannah, the health and wellness fair benefits Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy, which provides life-changing programs, activities and experiences for young women to help them become more successful in their personal and professional lives. The leadership academy is open to high school sophomores and juniors in Chatham, Bryan and Liberty Counties. A suggested donation for “Movement in the Park Health and Wellness Fair” is $10 for adults and $1 for students. For questions or additional information, please call (912) 232-6048 or (912) 721-7388. You may also email us at: contactus@dawnbakeronline.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Contact: Lula L. Baker, Public Relations Manager
Phone: 912-232-6048 or (912) 721-7388
Email: contactus@dawnbakeronline.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, May 8, 2017

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BETHESDA SCHOLARSHIP GALA

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

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

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


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

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

MELANOMA, TAKE A HIKE!
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology will lead a skin cancer awareness excursion – “Melanoma, Take a Hike!” – on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at Skidaway Island State Park. Howington and her staff will lead a three-mile hike along the park’s scenic trails, sharing facts and prevention techniques for melanoma and taking questions. Water, sunscreen and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit http://lcderm.com/melanoma-take-hike/
Low Country Dermatology Melanoma Take a Hike

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

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

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

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

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

DAVENPORT HOUSE OFFERS EARLY BIRD TOURS

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

TIRED?
(TIME) 6 Ways To Get Better Sleep

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


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

NATIONAL SAVING PETS DAY

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

Bethesda Academy Announces Annual Scholarship Gala for May 19

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Bethesda Academy Announces Annual Scholarship Gala for May 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Rotary Club of Savannah Matched Deposits into College Savings Accounts

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The Rotary Club of Savannah Matched Deposits into College Savings Accounts

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

The Rotary Club of Savannah matched deposits into college savings accounts established at Carver State Bank, by local students who are participants in the 100 Black Men of Savannah’s mentorship program.

The Rotary Club of Savannah matched deposits into college savings accounts established at Carver State Bank, by local students who are participants in the 100 Black Men of Savannah’s mentorship program.

The Rotary Club of Savannah matched deposits into college savings accounts established at Carver State Bank, by local students who are participants in the 100 Black Men of Savannah’s mentorship program.

The Rotary Club of Savannah matched deposits into college savings accounts established at Carver State Bank, by local students who are participants in the 100 Black Men of Savannah’s mentorship program.

ABOUT CARVER STATE BANK
Carver State Bank was established on February 23, 1927, and was then known as the Georgia Savings and Realty Corporation. The original corporation served as a private bank as well as a real estate investment and management. Carver is a member of the National Bankers Association and Georgia Bankers Association. Carver is the only bank headquartered in Savannah that is certified by the United States Treasury Department as a Community Development Financial Institution. Carver State Bank is currently one of only 28 African- American-owned commercial banks in the United States.

ABOUT 100 BLACK MEN
Organized in 1996, the Savannah is an affiliate of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. one of the preeminent African- American organizations that champion issues that face our communities. Our legacy has been one of hard work, innovative solutions, and an unwavering commitment to mentoring and empowering Savannah’s young people. We lead the way by Mentoring the 100 Way Across a Lifetime through our mentoring, education, leadership, and economic empowerment programs and as an advocate for Savannah’s youth.

ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB OF SAVANNAH
The Rotary Club of Savannah is now comprised of 225 community leaders and volunteers. Over the past 100 years, The Savannah Club has championed local and regional developments including: completing the road to Tybee Island, improving the Savannah River for commercial traffic, enhancing the Dixie Highway system in southeast Georgia, and building bridges over the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers. The Rotary Club of Savannah also sponsored the organization of new Rotary clubs in Augusta, Brunswick, Statesboro, Blackshear, and Savannah West. Furthering the goals of Rotary International, the club has also supported wartime relief efforts, student scholarships, polio eradication and other global health initiatives.

Meetings are held most Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the DeSoto Hilton Hotel, 15 E. Liberty Street. For more information, visit www.savrotary.org

Gray Divorce: How to Handle a Divorce Later in Life

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Gray Divorce: How to Handle a Divorce Later in Life

By Sam Hubbard, principal, Coastal Divorce Advisors, LLC

You’re sitting at the dinner table and there’s silence. Not only are your kids off to college but you and your spouse have nothing to talk about. After 25 years of marriage, you realize that without the kids, you really have nothing in common anymore. More and more, you’ve been thinking you don’t want to spend the rest of your life in an unfulfilling relationship. Divorce has been crossing your mind more frequently.

You are not alone. Many couples in long-term marriages feel the same way. In fact, a new term, “gray divorce,” has been coined to define this demographic. Gray divorce describes couples over the age of 50 who have been married for at least 20 years and choose to divorce their spouse.

While the divorce rate across the country has held steady near 50 percent, the rate of gray divorce has more than doubled in the past 20 years, according to Bowling Green State University research.

Surprisingly, it’s not discord or even cheating that’s driving the choice to divorce. It’s the fact that spouses are simply growing apart. And more often than not, it’s women, not men, making the decision to part ways. According to an AARP study, women are the drivers behind 66% of gray divorces.

The uptick in gray divorce has been attributed to the increase in three factors:
women’s financial independence;
life expectancy; and
social acceptability of divorce.

As women become more financially autonomous and know they’re going to live decades longer, they realize they now have the means, motivation and mindset to go out on their own.

Gray Divorce Comes with a Silver Lining
Divorce is always challenging, especially gray divorce, since the decisions are more complex and the stakes higher. Divorcing couples must keep in mind that there are fewer years to recover from financial mistakes and economic setbacks from the divorce. Also, there’s less time to save for retirement.

But there’s a silver lining – financial independence – as long as you prepare. Here are five essential financial tips to consider when untying the knot later in life.
Understand Social Security benefits. Social Security is complex, so make sure you are aware of all the nuances to gain the most benefit. In a nutshell, since you’ve been married for more than 10 years, and if you’re 62 and single, you can collect up to half of your ex-spouse’s Social Security benefit. Your benefit will not impact the amount of his or her benefit.

Don’t depend on alimony. If you receive alimony, make sure you don’t rely on it exclusively. Keep in mind that alimony can be changed well after the divorce has been finalized. It also can be jeopardized if something happens to your ex-spouse. Make sure to consider life and disability insurance that protect alimony and child support payments if your ex-spouse is unable pay. And be open to considering career opportunities to help you gain additional financial independence.

Protect yourself with reasonable insurance. As you age, insurance becomes even more important. If you need a caregiver, for example, your ex-spouse will no longer be there to take on that role. In addition to health, life and long-term care insurance, make sure to think about auto insurance and homeowner’s or renter’s insurance.

Secure enough retirement savings. Women tend to live longer than men and therefore often have higher retirement costs. A big, and emotional, question is whether keeping your house is worth potentially risking your retirement savings. If your spouse keeps his pension plan and other assets and you retain the house, will you have enough money to support yourself down the road? You must determine whether you have the time to save what you need to and if you’re willing to sell your house later to help fund your lifestyle.

Choose new retirement account beneficiaries. Make sure to update your beneficiaries on all retirement accounts and insurance policies. Additionally, update your power of attorney, health care proxies and living wills. If you don’t, your ex-spouse could end up with those funds or decision-making powers.

While decisions and finances are often complicated surrounding a gray divorce, with the right support, including guidance from a divorce financial planner, you can be on the right track to financial independence.

Sam Hubbard Coastal Divorce Advisors Savannah

Sam Hubbard

Sam Hubbard, MBA, CFA, CDFA is the principal of Coastal Divorce Advisors, LLC, (CDA), a firm specializing in helping clients understand their financial situation and options throughout the divorce process. CDA is an affiliate of Coastal Capital Management, LLC. For additional information, e-mail Sam@CoastalDivorceAdvisors.com, call 912-234-3657 or visit www.CoastalDivorceAdvisors.com. This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author, who is not an attorney. If you require legal advice, please seek appropriate legal representation.