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Students from Fibers Force, SCAD’s fibers department student organization, are raising money for tsunami relief.

“Members coordinated the creation of a queen-sized modern quilt comprising 36 squares made by fibers students, faculty and alumni,” says a college spokesperson.

“Each participant created a 12-inch fabric quilt block using appliqué, piecing and surface embellishment. Once all of the squares were collected, they were quilted, stitched together and hand-bound.”

The quilt is on display at shopSCAD, 340 Bull St., until Friday, Feb. 25.

On Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m., the quilt will be raffled off at “Merge,” the fibers department open house at Gordon Hall, 439 E. Broad St. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $10 for three tickets and may be purchased at shopSCAD through Feb. 25, with last-minute tickets available at Gordon Hall the night of the raffle.

Proceeds will be donated in full to the Doctors Without Borders general Emergency Relief Fund.


The Volunteer Center of United Way announces the annual United Way Volunteer Awards recognition program, to encourage and support volunteer service in Chatham, Bryan, Effingham and Liberty communities.

Awards will be presented in April in four categories: Adult individual, Youth individual (18 years or younger) Adult Group and Youth Group (18 years or younger.)

The theme for the 2005 recognition awards is "Volunteers are Unforgettable." The awards have a dual objective of honoring significant volunteer service and providing support to worthy organizations. A panel of representatives from area civic, service and volunteer groups will select all winners and finalists.

Nomination forms for the awards are available at The Volunteer Center of United Way, 428 Bull Street or the United Way’s web site at

For more information call 651-7726.


Davelyn Vinson, a math teacher at Windsor Forest High School, has received the 2004-05 Siemens Award for Advanced Placement.

The annual awards, first given in 1998, recognize teachers for their commitment to students and dedication to the AP Program, and high schools that show a notable increase in the number of students taking AP science and math exams.

As part of the recognition, Vinson receives a plaque, lapel pin, and a $1000 check from the Siemens Foundation.


Popular local radio personality Big Mac has joined Q105.3 Radio as operations manager and on-air personality, the station announced last week.

He will be responsible for internal management and information technology for the radio station. Big Mac will also serve as on-air talent and will host the popular “70’s at Seven” program.

Big Mac has been in Savannah radio since 1978. For the past 12 years he has served as afternoon drive personality at Kix96, working before that at Z102.


The state of Georgia and the Ossabaw Island Foundation are sponsoring archaeological excavations on Ossaba Island near the Savannah coast.

Archaeologists are uncovering information about the lives of enslaved African Americans on the North End Plantation and revealing construction details of three tabby slave cabins. The cabins are being restored by The Ossabaw Island Foundation through a wide variety of funding sources, including the National Park Service, The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, The Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation, the state, and actress and area resident Sandra Bullock.

Dr. David Crass, Georgia’s state archaeologist, says, “The slave cabins at North End represent the best surviving example of intact tabby architecture and archaeological resources in the southeast. Our excavations will add tremendous value to the architectural history of the buildings.”

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