Horizons Savannah Teachers Support Independent Learning During COVID-19
(SAVANNAH, GA) In an effort to support independent learning in the midst of school cancellations and a mandatory shelter in place, Horizons Savannah teachers are providing recorded online lessons that correspond with the district’s choice board activities. These lessons are tailored to kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third-fifth grades and middle school and can be viewed anytime from any device.
These resources are available to Horizons families as well as the entire Savannah community.
“We know that all families are balancing many challenges at this time,” said Christy Edwards, executive director of Horizons Savannah. “It’s difficult to know where to start with at-home learning, and while there are many resources available to families online, it can be overwhelming to know how to pull these resources together effectively when you aren’t a teacher. We are doing our best to provide additional tools to make this as easy as possible for parents by creating lessons that support what our students may already be working on.”
Pinnacle Medical Group Opens Office as Emergency Relief Center for Laceration Repair and Minor Skin Injuries
(BEAUFORT/BLUFFTON/HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC) Pinnacle Medical Group, the locally owned and operated parent company of Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, PURE Medical Spa and Beaufort Dermatology, has reached out to Beaufort Memorial, Hilton Head and Coastal Carolina Hospitals and offered to relieve their emergency departments by accepting laceration repair and minor skin injury patients directly in the Bluffton office, located at 7 Mallet Way, and in the Beaufort office, located at 1096 Ribaut Road.
“Our hope is to divert patients from the emergency room to our office in an effort to save the hospital beds, emergency personnel, and supplies available for potential COVID-19 patients,” said Dr. Audrey Klenke, plastic surgeon and principal of Pinnacle Medical Group.
If the patient has a minor or complex laceration, whether it would normally require a consultant to be called or not, the patient is offered to be seen in the office for evaluation and repair saving them time and the potential exposure to COVID-19.
Patients will be given Pinnacle Medical Group’s contact information and instructed to ensure contact has been made and a plan in place before leaving hospital. The ER provider can communicate details directly with the Pinnacle team, which reduces any confusion. Patients who need simple suture removal and other minor procedures appropriate for a plastic surgery office can also be diverted.
The hours of operation for these procedures fall under the practice’s temporarily modified office hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday for the Bluffton office and 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday / 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. Friday for the Beaufort office. After-hours services may become available depending on the demand for appointments.
In the coming weeks, the practice’s electronic medical record provider will launch a downloadable telehealth application, which will integrate directly into the Pinnacle Medical Group’s operating system.
“As we are facing so many uncertainties in the midst of the coronavirus, it is so important to provide more access and options for high-quality care for our patients and community,” said Dr. Audrey Klenke, plastic surgeon and principal of Pinnacle Medical Group.
Pinnacle Medical Group will utilize telehealth options for consultations and follow-up appointments for the following visit types including but not limited to:
Viral skin lesions
Skin cancer follow-up
Plastic Surgery Services:
Insurance and cosmetic consultations
Pre-operative appointments for procedures and surgeries
Laceration & burn consultation
Medical Spa Services:
Since no one is certain of how long this pandemic is going to last, Pinnacle Medical Group will continue to offer in-office appointments in addition to the telehealth options. Dr. Klenke said, “Telehealth appointments will help to reduce exposure to COVID-19 and to minimize surges in care facilities. However, it is important to stress that we will recommend an office visit if there is a more serious issue or need for surgery, such as a patient that has skin cancer that needs to be excised.”
The new telehealth appointments will be available between the practice’s temporarily modified office hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Anyone interested in telehealth is asked to call the office and a patient concierge will be able to assist with the appointment. A phone or computer with a microphone and camera is required. Specific instructions will be sent after the appointment is scheduled. For more information, please call (843) 815-6699.
Irish-Themed Yappy Hour Donation Drive Benefits Hilton Head Humane Association
(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Subaru in Hardeeville invited the public to “eat, drink and be Irish” with a free Yappy Hour event on Thursday, March 12, to celebrate the love of furry family members and to support the local animal shelter, the Hilton Head Humane Association.
The festivities were held from 5 – 7 p.m. at 111 Drivers Way.
“As part of Peacock Auto Mall, Peacock Subaru loves being involved in the community to give back to people who live in our region through helping local animal welfare efforts,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “We also love helping pets find their forever homes.”
Attendees were able to bring their family pets for good luck as they were invited to register to win two RBC Heritage tickets along with passes into the Lowcountry Radio Group Hospitality Tent. These grand prizes, along with other door prizes, were provided by 104.9 The Surf and Peacock Subaru.
“We also encouraged everyone to consider bringing a donation for our event partner, the Hilton Head Humane Association, to show how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication,” Peacock said. “It’s wonderful to see the generosity that the community has at our family-friendly Yappy Hour events. We hope everyone will wear their green and plaid, come out and join in the fun.”
Participants could find the shelter’s wish list of needed items such as blankets, towels, dog food and other pet necessities at www.hhhumane.org/?page_id=609. All pets attending the event must be on a non-retractable leash and have up-to-date vaccinations.
ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE Peacock Automotive owns and operates 17 automotive dealerships representing 14 brands in Ga., S.C. and Fla., employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Jaguar Land Rover Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Genesis of Hilton Head, and Hilton Head Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Ga., S.C. and Fla. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/
All winners and finalists were invited to read their poems at the Savannah City Council Meeting on Thursday, March 12th at 2pm in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall.
The challenge was open to all students (public, private and homeschool) in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties, and over 250 poems were submitted on the theme “Imagine Your Story”.
“There were so many great entries from our local school children, and it’s apparent that the talent gets better with every new year,” said Stratton Leopold, of Leopold’s Ice Cream, “As we are currently celebrating 100 years of Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah, and this year more than ever, we wanted to pick the most creative, clever, inspiring and imaginative stories we could find. I am so proud of our amazing young people.”
This year’s winners include:
K – 2
Winner: “I Am Clumsy and Funny” by Jamirah Brown, 2nd Grade, Garrison School for the Arts
“The Pasta Chef” by Caroline Black, 2nd Grade, Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
“I Am Calm and Happy” by Ariyah Richardson, 2nd Grade, Garrison School for the Arts
3 – 5
Winner: “Whirlpool of Change” by Abbigail Mercer, 5th Grade, Tybee Island Maritime Academy
“Yellow” by Paloma Carnes, 4th Grade, Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
“What If” by Ruby Robinson, 4th Grade, Veritas Academy
“Age” by Logan Smith, 5th Grade, Tybee Island Maritime Academy
“Where I’m From” by Gavin Reddick, 5th Grade, Garrison School for the Arts
6 – 8
Winner: “I Stand Among the Fans…” by Hannah Jane Gard, 7th Grade, Godley Station School
“The Luminescence of the Sky’s Crystal Ball” by Moheb Asimi, 8th Grade, Godley Station School
“I Look at the Moon” by Abigail Roberts, 7th Grade, Godley Station School
9 – 12
Winner: “A Cadence, A Heartbeat, A Lifetime” by Ashley Nicole Steward, 10th Grade, Bradwell Institute
“Dear Death” by Aniyah Jackson, 11th Grade, Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career High School
“Hashtag with a Trend” by Jakobe LeCount, 12th Grade, Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career High School
“Capsize” by Ebony Hudson, 11th Grade, Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career High School
Each of the first-place winners will receive an ice cream party for their class, second and third place finalists will each receive a special gift certificate for Leopold’s Ice Cream.
Stratton & Mary Leopold, longtime advocates of literacy and fostering creative energy in our youth, have hosted the annual competition, in conjunction with the Live Oak Public Libraries, since 2011.
Leopold’s Ice Cream was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1919 by three brothers from Greece. Peter, Basil and George passed their tradition of making super premium ice cream in the shop, one batch at a time down to Peter’s youngest son, Stratton. Stratton and his wife Mary own and operate Leopold’s today. Their commitment to arts and education in the community is second only to their commitment to creating the highest quality ice cream possible in a fun, family environment.
Live Oak Public Libraries is a system of 16 libraries and one bookmobile providing programs and services in Chatham, Effingham, & Liberty Counties. Their mission is to provide excellent, responsive service to enrich people’s lives, support lifelong learning and build and enhance their communities.
Roberson has played on the Bethesda Academy football team as a lineman for three of his four years in high school, having missed his junior year due to a preseason knee injury. Highlights from his senior year include 64 tackles on defense and offensive blocks that accounted for 3,002 rushing yards and 2,017 passing yards. He will receive a full-ride scholarship to play at Savannah State.
ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. Now it is a private day and boarding 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 college preparatory 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.
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Subaru in Hardeeville is inviting the public to “eat, drink and be Irish” with a free Yappy Hour event on Thursday, March 12, to celebrate the love of furry family members and to support the Hilton Head Humane Association. The festivities will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at 111 Drivers Way. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/642912036443430/.
THE SECOND ANNUAL ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah held its second annual Royal Flush Casino Night to benefit the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity. The casino-themed party took place at the Savannah Station, featuring heavy hors-d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music by the Mainstreet Dance Band and complimentary casino games including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold’em and Wheel of Fortune. For photos from the event and more information, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20200307/bunny-in-city-guaranteed-hit-with-habitat-for-humanity.
FORMER JAGUAR DESIGNER TURNED SCAD PROFESSOR PRESENTS ON DESIGN & ENGINEERING
(BLUFFTON, SC) Former Jaguar designer Cesar Pieri will keynote an evening lecture on design and engineering in the brand’s high-performance sports cars on Tuesday, March 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jaguar Hilton Head at Peacock Auto Mall, 145 Drivers Way, Hardeeville, S.C. Pieri spent six years as a designer with Jaguar before becoming chair of the Industrial Design Department at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His lecture will cover the heritage and evolution of Jaguar design, with a special focus on the F-TYPE. Admission to the evening lecture is free, but RSVPs are required by Thursday, March 19, to jaguardreams.eventbrite.com.
LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCED
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is pleased to announce its 2020 Board of Directors. The officers include John Bogardus, president; Michael Holton, Jr., vice president; Joe Marchese, secretary; and Stephen Greene, treasurer. They are joined on the board by Nicole Allen, Jason Ambrose, Brian Hussey, Kayla Johnson, Tom Kenkel, Harris Martin and Dr. Ben Spitalnick. LDSS has grown from a group of four families who shared the experience of having a family member with Down syndrome to a society that has attracted thousands of parents, children, advocates, community volunteers and corporate supporters. For more information visit ldssga.org.
YOUNG EARNS DOCTORATE OF PHILOSOPHY IN ROBOTICS FROM GEORGIA TECH
(ATLANTA, GA) Dr. Carol Young earned her Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Robotics Engineering. Her thesis is titled “Quantitative Analysis of Adaptiveness and Consistency of a Class of Online Learning Algorithms.” Young worked at Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut before she started her Ph.D. Her undergraduate degree is from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a dual B.S in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Japanese. Young graduated from Savannah Country Day in 2006. Young was an ARCS recipient (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) during her Ph.D. studies. For more information visit https://gatech.meritpages.com/stories/Carol-Young-Receives-Degree-from-Georgia-Tech-/23813478.
THIRD ANNUAL SAVANNAH ROTARY READ-IN CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that children who are read to at home enjoy a substantial advantage over those who are not, with the number of words in a child’s vocabulary being an important indicator of later academic success, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. To support the kids here locally, several Rotary clubs and community volunteers in the greater Savannah area are hosting the third annual Savannah Rotary Read-In (SRRI) on Wednesday, March 25, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. SRRI 2020 will be reading to 35 schools and over 630 classrooms in the SCCPSS, reaching over 14,000 students in total. The group is currently calling for volunteers. To learn more, visit http://www.southernmamas.com/2020/savannah-rotary-read-in-2020/.
CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS® MARKS 25TH ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc. observed its 25th anniversary on March 6, marking a quarter of a century of service to the region’s small business community. As a lead-up to the anniversary, Young published “Reputation Matrix,” a step-by-step guidebook to help small businesses increase their visibility, credibility and positive word-of-mouth in the community and online. Once released, the book will be available on Amazon. For more information, visit www.carriagetradepr.com or contact 912-844-9990.
PINNACLE MEDICAL GROUP IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF TEDxHILTONHEAD 2020
(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC) Pinnacle Medical Group is a proud sponsor of this year’s TEDxHiltonHead, which will take place on Saturday, March 14, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The 2020 theme is Making Waves, and will be celebrating the Lowcountry’s movers, shakers and big ideas. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/36982.
LLS 2020 MAN, WOMAN, & STUDENT OF THE YEAR KICKS OFF
(SAVANNAH, GA) Each year, in communities across the country, dynamic and passionate candidates engage in a spirited fundraising competition to raise critical funds for blood cancer research for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) through the Man & Woman of the Year and Students of the Year campaigns. LLS celebrated the individuals who will compete to earn the titles of Man, Woman and Students of the Year at the Charles H. Morris Center on Friday night with a crowd of over 200 supporters. This year’s candidate class includes fourteen community leaders, as well as eighteen student candidate teams, comprised of 42 high school students from eleven different schools. As a class, these candidates aim to raise over $900,000 in ten weeks to fight blood cancer. To learn more about the Man & Woman of the Year, visit www.mwoy.org/ga.
LSEGA 2020 PROGRAM HOLDS FIRST SESSION IN GLYNN COUNTY
(GLYNN CO, GA) The Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) class of 2020 launched its first session with a close look at the coastal region’s natural resources in Brunswick, Ga., and on Little St. Simons Island. The class learned about the many ways our Georgia coastline is unique from the nationally recognized conservation efforts to the biology itself. Heard Galis, LSEGA graduate and one of two principals at Galis/Stewart Insurance in Brunswick’s Historic District, was the session coordinator for the first of the five weekends. To learn more, visit http://savannahceo.com/features/2020/02/leadership-southeast-georgia-launches-2020-program-glynn-county-study-natural-resources/.
PLASTICS MAKES PERFECT PODCAST ADDRESSES KEY QUESTIONS ABOUT MOMMY MAKEOVERS
(BLUFFTON, SC) Mommy Makeovers offer a variety of options to help people get back to feeling like they did before pregnancy or weight gain. Dr. Klenke of the Pinnacle Medical Group explores these options and questions people frequently have before making an appointment in this video podcast episode of Plastics Makes Perfect. Listen anywhere you stream podcasts or watch here to learn more:
25 TIPS FOR BUILDING YOUR BRAND AND BUSINESS
(OPEN FOR BUSINESS) Marjorie Young, founder of Carriage Trade PR, shares her top 25 tips from building her own business and brand over the past 25 years.
DIGICON THE SERIES, FIRST SESSION BEGINS MARCH 24
(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, along with M&R Marketing invite small business owners and marketing managers to attend a brand-new four-part digital marketing series. Take the mystery out of the ever-changing platforms, strategies, tactics and tools and gain confidence in your ability to identify digital marketing opportunities to grow your business and the tactical ability to put them into place! Take individual workshops or sign up for all four to save $67. To learn more about dates, times and topics please contact Liz Overstreet at 912-651-3200 or visit www.georgiasbdc.org/digicon-series for a conference brochure and to register online.
PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES DONATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach recently received a generous donation from the Savannah Black Nurses Association. The items donated included many much needed household items. Park Place Outreach is a 12-bed temporary youth shelter for runaway, homeless, and at risk youth ages 11-17. The mission of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible. For more information visit https://www.parkplaceyes.org/.
PEACOCK FORD OPENS RENOVATED SPACES IN ORLANDO DEALERSHIP
(ORLANDO, FL) Peacock Automotive is pleased to announce the completion of Phase One renovations on Peacock Ford, and has now reopened its showroom, service and parts departments, sales and support offices and customer lounge. Peacock Automotive acquired the Ford dealership in 2017, expanding its established markets in Georgia and South Carolina to Florida. Peacock Ford is located at 1875 S. Orlando Avenue in Maitland and sits on a 10-acre lot that displays nearly 350 vehicles. For more information, visit http://www.peacockford.com/.
LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY CALLS FOR NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS NOMINATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is seeking nominations and sponsors in preparation for its 11th Annual Night of Champions, a celebration of inclusion successes in the workplace, which will be hosted on Thursday, April 2. To nominate an employee with an inspiring story, to sponsor Night of Champions or to donate a silent auction item, visit https://nightofchampions.org. Nominations will remain open until Friday, March 6.
ENMARKET GIVING AWAY HONORARY OBSERVER PASSES TO SAVANNAH GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Golf Championship will take place this year from Thursday, April 2, to Sunday, April 5, at the Deer Creek Golf Course at The Landings Club. Enmarket is giving away pairs of Honorary Observer Passes for both Round Three and the Final Round. To enter the giveaway contest, follow @enmarket on Instagram.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND TO HOST ANNUAL SPRING GALA
(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC) The Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island will host its annual spring gala on Saturday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. All funds raised will support the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island’s programs. For sponsorship and ticket information please visit https://www.bgchiltonhead.org/events/annual-gala-2020.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know coconuts have natural antibacterial properties that help reduce gum disease and tooth decay? Choose this delicious nut for a snack rather than a candy bar to promote gum health.
PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE AND WSAV PAY IT FORWARD TO LOWCOUNTRY DRESS FOR SUCCESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Union Mission for an uplifting and enlightening evening at the 5th Annual Raising Hope event on Thursday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at the DeSoto Savannah Hotel. The featured keynote speaker will be affordable housing expert Michelle Norris, who is the Executive Vice President of External Affairs and Growth Strategies for National Church Residences of Columbus, Ohio. To learn more visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2020/02/union-mission-announces-keynote-speaker-5th-annual-raising-hope/.
ADOPT TINY HORRIGAN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Tiny, affectionately called Horrigan by his foster parents, is a great kitten! He’s already learning how to use the litter box! He has mastered meowing for love and wants to be with people. He is a feisty little guy and is always up to play! Best part: HE WAGS HIS TAIL! His Instagram tag is #KittenTinyHorrigan. To adopt Tiny or another animal from Coastal Pet Rescue, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2020-c-008-tiny/.