(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 9, 2018

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FELDER & ASSOCIATES ADAPTS HISTORIC HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah African Art Museum is moving to a larger and more accommodating space. The non-profit will relocate its collection of more than 1,000 pieces of mostly central and western African artwork to a 6,000-square-foot historic home on the corner of 37th Street at Abercorn this summer. Savannah architecture and design firm Felder & Associates is adapting the building for its new purpose. For more information, visithttps://ceciliarussomarketing.com/felder-associates-adapts-historic-home-savannah-african-art-museum/.

Felder and Associates Start Work on African Art Museum in Savannah

(LEFT) Don Kole, art collector and founder of the Savannah African Art Museum and (RIGHT) Brian Felder, founder and principal of Felder & Associates, stand in front of the 6,000-square-foot historic home being adapted to showcase the artwork.


MAJOR SPONSORS PRESENT $33,000 TO LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia announces the 2018 major sponsors have donated $33,000 to the 2018 class. These donors include Evans General Contractors, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., The Sack Company (SACK), Georgia Southern University and Georgia Power. The annual five-month leadership program is designed to equip and empower community leaders to promote positive growth while improving the quality of life in the southeast Georgia coastal region. For more information, visit http://richmondhillreflectionslive.com/area-businesses-present-33000-leadership-southeast-georgias-2018-program/

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

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

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

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

PEACOCK MASERATI GRAND OPENING 
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) View scenes from the grand opening celebration of the Peacock Maserati & Alfa Romeo outlet at Peacock Auto Mall, located at

FIND SUCCESS WITH FACEBOOK LIVE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Facebook Live videos receive three times higher engagement than regular videos on Facebook. Tune in to our monthly Open for Business at noon on April 25 to discuss a comprehensive review of the social tool and how to most effectively use it. Join the conversation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/602993156706721/

WOMEN’S NETWORK

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

TECHNOLOGY BRINGS JOBS TO SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Will Savannah become the next Silicon Valley of the Southeast? Some people think so! Technology is bringing a new image, as well as, a plethora of job opportunities to the Savannah area. See what Keith Fletcher, Chief Operating Officer of Speros, has to say:

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM CHANGING SOUTHEAST GA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Brynn Grant, Vice Chair of Leadership Southeast Georgia and COO of the Savannah Economic Development Authority and Cynthia Wright, Administrator of Leadership Southeast Georgia and Junior Partner at Carriage Trade Public Relations & Cecilia Russo Marketing were recently interviewed on WRUU Savannah Business Showcase. The interview focused on Leadership Southeast Georgia and how local leadership programs are changing the area for the better. To learn more,

ENMARKET DOUBLES STORE COUNT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket Stations Inc. is in the midst of a growth spurt. The convenience store chain will double its store count to 122 locations through the addition of 34 stores from Bamberg, S.C.-based Brabham Oil Co., in addition to 35 sites from Glennville, Ga.-based Clyde’s Market. For more information, please visit  https://csnews.com/rationale-behind-enmarkets-growth-spurt

DAWN’S DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

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

HEALTH INSURANCE TO INCLUDE DENTAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know the No. 1 reason people don’t visit a dentist in the U.S. is the financial burden? Individuals with dental insurance and those without avoid dental exams because of cost. This unfortunate truth has serious implications for the healthcare system and patients alike. Dr. Angela Canfield recently wrote an opinion article about health insurance and dental insurance. Read it here: https://carriagetradepr.com/why-dental-care-should-be-included-in-healthcare-plans-angela-canfield/
For more information on Sandfly Family Dental, visit https://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

BLUE ZONES: SECRETS OF THE WORLDS HEALTHIEST & HAPPIEST PEOPLE: LIVESTREAM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Luke Curtsinger III will present a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, April 17, during the first of four 2018 Encourage Health Education Series events in Savannah. Curtsinger will speak on The Blue Zone and how its nine life-guiding principles can promote longevity, well being and overall happiness. Blue Zones are rare longevity hotspots around the world where elderly people live with vim and vigor to record-setting ages. The event will be livestreamed on Enmarket’s and Healthy Savannah’s Facebook pages, https://www.facebook.com/enmarkstations/ and https://www.facebook.com/Healthy-Savannah-Get-Up-Get-Out-Get-Healthy-135287093182859/

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

BETHESDA ACADEMY RECEIVES NEW BLEACHERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Students at Bethesda Academy are enjoying a brand new set of bleachers in the school’s gym courtesy of Jimmy Hungerpiller’s family and the Hunter Foundation who kindly made the donation to the young men of Bethesda. For more information about Bethesda Academy, please visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/

GET KIDS WALKING TO SCHOOL
(SAVANNAHNOW) Paula Kreissler urges Savannah to support investment in safe walking environments near our schools. Read her letter here: http://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20180324/letters-to-editor-saturday-call-for-kidney-disease-awareness

LDSS SEEKS NOMINATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is requesting nominations for its 9th Annual Night of Champions. The event seeks to recognize Savannah area employees who are differently-abled and excel in their workplace, with an additional acknowledgment of the employers who have given them the opportunity to work. The Night of Champions will be held at the Savannah International Trade Center on Thursday, May 10. Employee nominations can be submitted online at https://nightofchampions.org/ until Friday, April 13.

YOUTH HERO AWARDS BREAKFAST
(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia will host its fifth Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast on Friday, April 20, at the Coastal Georgia Center. This fundraising event will recognize local students for their volunteer service to the community and will honor Cecilia Russo Turner for her volunteer work, as well as her philanthropy and advocacy. For additional information, to buy individual tickets or to sponsor a table, email esther.sheppard@redcross.org or call 912-651-5349

WINE, WOMEN & SHOES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire announce plans for Wine, Women & Shoes on Thursday, May 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Downtown Savannah. The evening includes wine tasting, savory hors d’oeuvres, designer shopping, raffles, and more. Proceeds from the event support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. General admission tickets are $75 and may be purchased at  http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/event/savannah/ 

CAMP FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN

GIRL SCOUTS HIGH AWARDS CEREMONY
(GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA) High Awards Ceremony will be held on May 6, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Please RSVP for either the AugustaAlbanyMacon,  ColumbusSavannah, or Athens location. There is limited space in some areas, so to avoid duplicate registrations, please confirm whether your troop leader has registered your girl before making your reservation.

JULIE WADE: SPEAKER FOR TEDxSAVANNAH 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Congratulations to Julie Wade, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach, for being selected as one of the speakers for TEDxSavannah 2018.  The event will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center on May 11, 2018 with tickets going on sale March 12. To see all of the speakers for this year’s event, please visit http://www.tedxsavannah.com/event-speakers/

 FAYE SEARCHING FOR FOREVER HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Faye, a 12 week old female Heeler mix. Her foster mom says she “is the smartest of the litter and is always watching the big dogs.” To view Faye and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-075-faye/