COMMUNITY HEADLINES – DECEMBER 7, 2020

By December 7, 2020Local NewsWIRE
CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION MAKES DONATIONS TO LOCAL COMMUNITY GARDENS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Center Parc Credit Union presented a $5000 check to the Hudson Hill Community Garden Network on December 3. The community garden will foster relations by bringing generations together as well as feed neighborhood residents and provide youth with employment opportunities. Center Parc Credit Union also presented a $3500 check for the community garden at the Moses Jackson Advancement Center on December 4. The garden supplies its community with fresh produce and learning opportunities. These donations are part of Center Park Credit Union’s initiative to support local programs that increase access to fresh food and beautify neighborhoods. www.centerparc.org
DECEMBER 8, VIRTUAL STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN CHATHAM CO
PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO AND SCORE SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 8th Annual STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN CHATHAM COUNTY will be presented LIVE online, Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The event will go LIVE from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. on SCORE SAVANNAH’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/143458775716705/posts/3695300390532508/
This will be a landmark event as the benchmarks to be presented will go down in the history books due to the pandemic. The benchmarks will be given to the Georgia Historical Society for their Covid-19 gallery collection.
2020 STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN CHATHAM COUNTY GEORGIA * DEC 8 AT 1PM
LEADERSHIP NOW SERIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) After the State of Small Business, the Savannah Jaycees will be holding a panel discussion about the upcoming elections. December 8 at 6pm: https://www.facebook.com/savannah.jaycees/
NATIONAL RUNAWAY PREVENTION MONTH
(SAVANNAHNOW.COM) November was National Runaway Prevention Month. With the pandemic only emphasizing the ongoing problem of youth homelessness in our community, Park Place and its partner agencies are raising awareness for runaway and homeless youth and providing resources and strategies for preventing youth from running away. The Executive Director of Park Place Outreach spotlights resources available to support youth in crisis throughout the nation.
PHOTOVOICE PROJECT
(SAVANNAH, GA) A public health professor at Georgia Southern University has facilitated a Photovoice project to identify social, cultural, and physical barriers that discourage breastfeeding by African American mothers in Chatham County and to identify opportunities to remove those obstacles. Nandi A. Marshall, DrPH, MPH, CHES, an associate professor and Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, has published a photo book, “Savannah H.O.P.E. Photovoice Project,” documenting personal experiences from local African-American mothers. Photovoice projects tell a story using a combination of photography and storytelling to amplify the participants’ voices by their experiences through their own lens.
Photovoice Project Aims to Help Make Breastfeeding Easier in Chatham County
ROTARY CLUB OF SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH,GA) Savannah Country Day School has partnered with the Rotary Club of Savannah to establish a campus Interact Club for students ages 12-18. Modeled as a junior Rotary, the Interact Club will focus on service projects within the Savannah community and a larger, global project each year.
THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK HOLIDAY DINING EXPERIENCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Mansion on Forsyth Park announces that it will welcome guests at the 700 Drayton Restaurant for special holiday dining experiences this Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Each evening, guests will enjoy live music as they dine. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 700 Drayton will be accepting reservations from 5 to 10 p.m. for a special three-course prix fixe dining experience. This menu is priced at $60 per guest.
ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATIONAL SERIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, in partnership with Healthy Savannah, will stream its next broadcast on January 7 with “Activity-Friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations.” Watch the interactive program LIVE at 1:00 p.m. on Healthy Savannah’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/healthysav/). It will also be rebroadcast at a later date on the City of Savannah’s Government Channel and on SavannahNow.com/podcasts.
GUIDELINES FOR FOOD DRIVES AND FOOD BANK DONATIONS
(HEALTHYSAVANNAH.ORGHealthy Savannah has compiled a list of food products to prioritize when giving to food banks or food drives this holiday season. Often, highly processed food or those with high added salt and sugars and those that lack nutrients are the cheapest and easiest to get. This year, Healthy Savannah asks that you review these guidelines before making your donation and consider what you’d like to receive if you were in need.
NATIONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION WEEK DECEMBER 6-11
(SAVANNAH, GA) Flu season doesn’t wind down until the spring, so it’s not too late to get vaccinated. Those who get the vaccine reduce the risk of getting the flu and help save medical resources needed for COVID-19 patients. Now is a great time to roll up your sleeve, during National Influenza Immunization Week, which runs December 6-11. Most insurance will cover the cost of the flu shot, and some clinics offer it for free. Find the nearest clinic here:
DANCE CLASS AND CLOTHING DRIVE TO BENEFIT UNION MISSION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Frank G. Murray Community Center will celebrate Kwanzaa early with a free West African Dance Class at 10 a.m. on December 7. The center will also be holding a holiday clothing drive for the entire month of December. Donations can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 125 Wilmington Island Road and will benefit Union Mission.
HEALTHY HUB
(WSAV) Visitors to Savannah’s Lake Mayer Park now have a new place to get resources that promote better health and quality of life. The first of two “Healthy Hub” sites was unveiled on Tuesday, December 1. https://www.wsav.com/shows/the-bridge/healthy-hub/
DEC 7 SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES LIVE AT 9 A.M.
(#WATERCOOLER) Special Guest, Tim Echols – Georgia Public Service Commission.
The mission of the Georgia PSC is to ensure that consumers receive safe, reliable and reasonably priced telecommunications, transportation, electric and natural gas services from financially viable and technically competent companies. Learn about the different green energy projects happening in Georgia. Energy policy will be a major topic of conversation in 2021. Tune in to hear about what might change in 2021, who will benefit, and how issues like solar energy roll-outs, broadband expansion proceedings, and clean technologies will impact Savannah this coming year and beyond.
PODCAST
(OPEN FOR BUSINESS) Hour long podcast about Amy and Scott Pierce’s new business My Nurse Now, winners of the Savannah Scores biz pitch competition this year.
COASTAL GA SEA-LEVEL RISE
(THE CURRENT) Look up your home’s flood risk and check your country’s flood maps and plans.
HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Union Mission will end its informational series for the year on December 8 with “Homeless for the Holidays,” featuring guest speaker Michelle Norris with National Church Residences. Registration for the informational session is not required.
POOLER MAGAZINE SPOTLIGHTS LOCAL ACTRESS JESSICA ROSE WARREN
(POOLER MAGAZINE) Pooler Magazine recently interviewed Jessica Rose Warren, who has worked as an extra in top Hollywood films such as “The Do Over” and Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” Jessica also has Down Syndrome, which hasn’t slowed her down one bit. She also loves working out and helping teach Zumba classes at her local YMCA. With her acting, fitness, modeling, and job at The Donut Shop on hold due to COVID-19, Jessica discusses her life today as she uses her love of crafts to accessorize face masks and create beaded bracelets to give away.
TIDE TO TOWN CLEANUP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Truman Linear Park Trail Phase 2A is the Savannah area’s newest trail. Help keep it neat and tidy by joining volunteers on December 12 to pick up any litter and collect recycling, trim vegetation, and make sure the trail is in tiptop shape. All tools and supplies will be provided, along with refreshments. Helpers will be spatially distanced, but masks are required. Meet at the Scarborough Sports Complex, located at the corner of Skidaway Road and Bona Bella Avenue.
NED NEEDS A HOME
(COASTALPETRESCUE.ORG) If you want a snuggle, Ned’s your man. If you have treats, he is still your man and eager to learn tricks. He’s about two years of the perfect age because he’s happy and joyful to see you but will settle down. Ned is such a pleasure to be around and is the perfect dog just looking for his perfect human match.