LIVE NOW
(#WATERCOOLER) LIVE NOW, Monday, July 18th at 9 AM, the Music and Artistic Director, Keitaro Harada, and Executive Director, Amy Williams with the Savannah Philharmonic. Learn about their new approach to programming and ask questions about the upcoming season. Click here to join the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/459719132825346/posts/459719099492016
INAUGURAL COHORT OF BIRTH & BREASTFEEDING LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE LEADERSHIP TO INCLUDE DR. NANDI A. MARSHALL
(BLACKPRWIRE.COM) Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA) has announced the inaugural cohort for its Birth & Breastfeeding Leadership Institute. Fifteen leaders with professional backgrounds ranging from policy to healthcare were selected, including Nandi A. Marshall, DrPH, MPH, CHES, CLC – Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia. The Birth & Breastfeeding Leadership Institute is a six-month development program designed to better Black birth and breastfeeding outcomes by leveraging social capital in Black communities. The program is the vision of BMBFA’s Founding Executive Director, Kiddada Green, and supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which awarded the organization a 3-year grant in 2019. BMBFA is a 501©(3) non-profit community-based organization and the leader of many local, state, and national programs aligned with the organization’s mission to reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding support for Black families. Find out more at https://blackmothersbreastfeeding.org/
FREE ORAL HEALTH CLINIC
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council will present its 2nd Annual Free Adult Oral Health Event on August 27 & 28 at the Garden City Recreation Department, 160 Priscilla D. Thomas Way in Garden City. The clinic will provide oral exams, oral cancer screenings, fillings, cleanings, extractions and hearing exams to Chatham County residents 18 and over. No ID, insurance or co-pays are required. For more information, contact Reginald Lee at reginaldlee@chlink.org or call 912.661.1355.
HEALTHY SAVANNAH AND YMCA LEAD EFFORTS TO HELP IMPROVE NEIGHBORHOOD INFRASTRUCTURE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ISSUES
(SAVANNAH, GA) An initiative led by Healthy Savannah and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia is focusing on creating safer places to walk and bike within Savannah neighborhoods. By identifying potential barriers to safe, active transportation and physical activity, the organizations are working to create more equitable access to walking and biking routes within Savannah communities and throughout the City, including the Tide To Town urban trail system.
TIKTOK VIDEO ENGAGEMENT SUCCESS
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FORSYTH FARMERS’ MARKET ANNOUNCES NEW FARM TRUCK 912 STOP AT EASTERN WHARF
(SAVANNAH BUSINESS JOURNAL) Eastern Wharf and the Forsyth Farmers’ Market announced a new Farm Truck 912 stop on Saturday, July 9, 2022. Farm Truck 912, a mobile farmers’ market, will bring local seasonal fruits, vegetables and agricultural products sourced from the Forsyth Farmers’ Market vendors directly to the Park at Eastern Wharf, 101 Port St, Savannah, GA 31401. The team at Eastern Wharf also presented a check for $10,000 to support the Food Farmacy program to help further the mission of improving the access and affordability of healthy foods. Farm Truck 912 will be on site every other Saturday from 2-4 p.m. The next scheduled stops include July 23, Aug. 6, and Aug. 20.
READY SET GO BACK TO SCHOOL ON AUGUST 6
(SAVANNAH, GA) Ready Set Go Back to School, Inc. in partnership with Savannah Chatham Board of Education, is gearing up to host its 14th Annual Drive Thru Back to School Giveaway. Last year hundreds of families in our area were provided various back-to-school essentials to help their children jump-start to a productive school year. This year’s event will be on Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Early Learning Center at Henderson E. Formey, 400 East Broad Street in Savannah. Register now: https://rsgbacktoschool.org/
Sponsorship opportunities are still available: https://form.jotform.com/RSGBTS/ready-set-go-back-to-school-sponsor
SUMMER COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
KATHY VALENTINE NEEDS A HOME
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) When it comes to beauty AND affection, Kathy Valentine is your girl. She loves being the center of your attention; whether it’s being petted, playing, sitting in your lap, or curling up in your arms, Kathy LOVES to be loved. Although she is hard of hearing (possibly completely deaf, which isn’t uncommon with all white cats) she doesn’t let that slow her down and she engages in riveting conversations with anyone who will listen. She keeps her snow white coat pristine and is one of the most beautiful cats in her room. If you’re looking for a cat to bond and interact with (and don’t have any other pets), submit an application to see if Kathy could be the one for you.
“BLACK IN BUSINESS”
(SCORE) At “Black in Business” at 6:00 p.m. on July 20 at the Howard Jordan Auditorium on the campus of Savannah State University, successful Black entrepreneurs will share their stories and offer invaluable information to help Black business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs be successful business owners. Info on free business resources will also be provided. The event is free but registration is required. To register, go to https://score.tfaforms.net/17?EventID=a105a000005rOnx.
SAVANNAH MAGAZINE
(SAVANNAH, GA) New Guard nominations: Help Savannah Magazine recognize Savannah’s movers, shakers and change-makers. Click here to nominate an entrepreneur, business leader or innovator who dreams and dares to make our city better, day by day: https://savannahmagazine.submittable.com/submit/213495/new-guard-2022
CELIA WILLIAMS DUNN ‘61 NAMED SWEET BRIAR’S 2022 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA
(SAVANNAH BUSINESS JOURNAL) “Graduation from Sweet Briar was just the beginning of Celia’s dedication to her alma mater.” That’s how her best friend since the first grade, Marion “Mimi” Lucas, describes long-time Charleston and Savannah community influencer Celia Williams Dunn.
BUILDING STRONG CONNECTIONS WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Struggling to attract and connect with your audience on social media? Could you be working with outdated content strategies and tactics? Discover common content strategy mistakes and learn how to develop content that draws a loyal community to your business.
HEALTHY SAVANNAH SEEKS TO HELP FUND FAITH-BASED BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah has announced it is offering grant funding to support Back-to-School and other community events organized by its faith community partners. Funds are available for applicable projects, events and programs through mid-September 2022 that include COVID-19 and flu awareness activities. Applications are due on or before Friday, July 22, 2022, and early applications are encouraged. For more information and to apply, contact Dr. Elsie Smalls at elsie@healthysavannah.org, referencing the following in the email subject line: Faith and Health Funds Grant Application- Summer Program.
CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION AND ATLANTA POSTAL CREDIT UNION JOIN OTHER CREDIT UNIONS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR UKRAINE
(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Center Parc Credit Union (CPCU) and its parent organization, Atlanta Postal Credit Union (APCU), were among five credit unions that participated in “Credit Unions for Ukraine,” a campaign that raised a total of $30,000 for the Ukrainian Displacement Fund.
CHATHAM & BRYAN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS BEGIN COVID-19 VACCINATION FOR INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN
(COASTAL HEALTH DISTRICT) Beginning next week, the Bryan and Chatham County Health Departments will expand their COVID vaccination programs to include vaccine for young children. Chatham County will offer the Pfizer vaccine for anyone 6 months of age or older. The Bryan County Health Department will offer Moderna vaccine for children aged 6 months to 5 years, and anyone age 12 and older. For more information and the latest on availability, please visit covid19.gachd.org.
FRESH EXPRESS EXPANDS WITH THIRD SITE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah are expanding the Fresh Express no-cost fresh food distribution program to a third site and its own day! The third site is at 40th and Waters and dates are as follows: July 22, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2. The main locations are at Curtis V. Cooper Family Health and the Moses Jackson Center, and main site dates are as follows: July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16. Fresh Express provided more than 6,600 pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables and bread to communities with low access to fresh foods in 2021. Interested in volunteering? Contact Laura Schmarkey, YMCA of Coastal Georgia director of outreach programs at laura.schmarkey@ymcaofcoastalga.org or visit YMCAofCoastalGA.org/Volunteer. Fresh Express is supported by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah through the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health grant awarded through the CDC.
VETERAN CARRIERS CONTINUE “FEED A TRUCKER” CAMPAIGN AT ENMARKET ON AUGUST 8
(SAVANNAH, GA) Veteran Carriers and Enmarket continue their Feed A Trucker Campaign with $8 vouchers given to truckers for a free fresh meal on Monday, August 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Enmarket located at 1264 Hwy 80 East in Pooler GA. This is one of the convenience store chain’s commercial trucking locations that’s ideally suited to serving big rigs serving the Georgia Ports Authority.
AN HOUR OF PLAY COMPLETES YOUR DAY
(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) Celebrating their 15th anniversary in 2022, Healthy Savannah seeks to make Savannah a healthier place to live, work, and play. They lead and support a culture of health by creating an environment that makes a healthy choice an easy choice. Healthy Savannah wants to make you aware of helpful resources in our community. Visit them at www.healthysavannah.org to learn more.
BRUKS SIWERTELL COMMISSIONS NEW CEMENT UNLOADING SYSTEM FOR COLONIAL GROUP
(HUB-4.COM) Bruks Siwertell has completed the installation of a new high-capacity Siwertell ship unloader at Colonial Group’s Georgia Kaolin Terminals, in Savannah, Georgia, USA. The fully enclosed screw-type system now delivers very efficient dust-free cement handling, supporting the company’s strategy for sustainable cement import growth.
MENINGITIS VACCINE CLINICS FOR TEENS
(CHATHAM COUNTY, GA)The Chatham County Health Department will hold several meningitis vaccination clinics for teens in July and August to help local students get up to date on required school vaccines. This fall, all Georgia students going into 11th grade who are at least 16 years of age must receive a booster shot to protect against meningitis. Six vaccination events for teens will be held at the Eisenhower Clinic at 1395 Eisenhower Drive on July 14 and July 21, 3-6 p.m. and August 4, 11, 18, and 25, 3-6 p.m. Appointments are required and can be scheduled online at coastalhealthdistrict.org/teenclinic or by calling the Chatham County Health Department at 912-356-2441.
SAVPHIL EDUCATION PROGRAMS PARTNER WITH VARIOUS SUMMER CAMPS
(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Approximately 800 students this summer have participated in the summer camps that the Savannah Philharmonic has partnered with, in various community center programs.
COASTAL HEALTH DISTRICT PILOTS GEORGIA’S NEW EWIC ROLLOUT
(COASTAL HEALTH DISTRICT) The Coastal Health District has been selected by the Georgia Department of Public Health to pilot eWIC, a new electronic system for issuing food benefits through the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program. Previously, WIC participants used paper vouchers to purchase approved foods. The new system allows participants to use an eWIC card, which functions like a debit card, to purchase WIC-approved foods. For more information about WIC, including eligibility requirements, please visit coastalhealthdistrict.org/wic.
HOW HELPING OTHERS IS THE ASHFORD TEA COMPANY’S CUP OF TEA
(WSAV) Ever wonder how to find the right tea to help calm your mind, sleep better or just feel better? Helping others understand the benefits of tea is why the owner of the Ashford Tea Company opened his store in Savannah. But, that’s not all that the specialty tea shop offers. It also has a partnership with Healthy Savannah in which a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Equi-Tea will go toward support its mission.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL CLINICS
(CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT) The Chatham County Health Department will offer free hearing, vision, dental, and nutrition screenings on July 28. This screening is required for any students new to Georgia schools, regardless of grade level. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to take advantage of these clinics and not wait until the back-to-school rush. Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis and no appointment is necessary. For additional information, call the Chatham County Health Department at 912-356-2441.
SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC ANNOUNCES COLONIAL GROUP AS TITLE SPONSOR OF PHIL THE PARK ON OCT 8
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Philharmonic is pleased to announce Colonial Group as the title sponsor for “Phil the Park” on Oct 8, 2022. This free, outdoor, family-friendly concert starts at 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park, 2 W. Gaston St. in Savannah. The concert will feature the Savannah Philharmonic orchestra and chorus with conductor Keitaro Harada. The event also includes music from local army bands; legendary Clarksdale blues artists; American Traditions Vocal Competition winners, and much more.
HEALTHY CORNER STORE INITIATIVE WELCOMES A SEVENTH STORE BRINGING PRODUCE TO SAVANNAH’S UNDE SERVED COMMUNITIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) A seventh store is now participating in the Healthy Corner Store Initiative. In 2019, Healthy Savannah and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia’s received a joint $3.4 million Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant that enabled the establishment of the program which encourages local corner store owners to stock fresh fruits and vegetables for their customers. Stores currently participating include Nitis Gas at 1263 US-80, Chevron at 3014 Skidaway Rd., Zack’s Quick Stop at 2701 Ogeechee Rd., A-1 Foodmart at 902 Pennsylvania Ave., Shiv Food Mart at 4602 Skidaway Rd, Eagle One Market at 2120 W Bay St., and now, the Circle K in Georgetown.
COLONIAL OIL ADDS PEAK ENERGY/HAYWOOD OIL
(BULKTRANSPORTER.COM) Colonial Oil Industries, a subsidiary of Colonial Group based in Savanah, Ga. recently acquired Peak Energy/Haywood Oil Company. The combined operation of the North Carolina-based petroleum marketer expands Colonial’s operations, allowing it to serve more customers in and around the Asheville market, the company said.
SAVE THE DATE
(ISLE OF HOPE, GA) The Isle of Hope Art and Music Festival returns Saturday, October 22, 2022. The festival will feature talented local artists and musicians. The event is free for all ages and will feature IOH favorites and new vendors. Artists will be located at the Isle of Hope Marina Pavilion, Paxton Park, Rose Avenue, and Bluff Drive from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Music Festival will be from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the IOH Marina. An incredible lineup of musicians will be announced soon. Local food trucks will provide great food and treats. The Isle of Hope Marina will sell beer, wine, soda, and water.
5K FRIENDSHIP FUN RACE
(SAVANNAH, GA) In honor of International Friendship Fun Day, S2S is sponsoring a 5K on July 30. S2S is a community 5013c whose mission is to bridge gaps through diversity, inspiring friendship, empowerment, and community engagement for girls and women aged 9 years and older. The 5K Friendship Fun Race route is certified by USATF, and will be held at the Tanger Outlet in Pooler Ga. starting at 8am, registration at 7am. There are multiple levels of sponsorship opportunities.  Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Pooler/S2S5kFriendshipFunRun
FAITH AND HEALTH COALITION
(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) Are you a faith-based organization in Savannah/Chatham County interested in encouraging a culture of health among your members and the broader community?
Please join the Faith and Health Coalition at our next virtual meeting to discuss the importance of health within our community. Please email FaithAndHealth@healthysavannah.org for the meeting link. For more information, visit the Faith and Health Coalition page on the Healthy Savannah website.
Meeting Dates:
July 27th @ 12pm
September 28th @ 12pm
November 30th @ 12pm
ENMARKET’S ENJOY WINNING SWEEPSTAKES
(ENMARKET) Through August 30, earn a digital game ticket every time you make a qualifying purchase using Enjoy Rewards at Enmarket. Plus, earn bonus game tickets when you purchase specially marked items in store. Every game ticket gives you entry into the daily, weekly, and overall sweepstakes prizes – giving you a chance to be a daily $25 cash card winner, FREE fuel for a year winner, or win the grand prize of $25,000.00. To learn more about the Enjoy Winning Sweepstakes visit www.enmarketenjoywinning.com.
#EnmarketEnjoyWinning #SummerSweepstakes
TELFAIR MUSEUM DAYS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Jepson Center and Telfair Academy are now offering FREE admission on the weekends through August 28. The museums are open to residents of Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, and Liberty counties in Georgia, and Beaufort and Jasper in South Carolina. The Jepson Center and the Telfair Academy are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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