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July 2007

(SAVANNAH, GA) Annie Melone Hired By Melaver, Inc.

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Annie Celine Melone has been hired as Assistant Construction Manager by Melaver, Inc. She will implement and oversee various aspects of construction projects, working with contractors and subcontractors. She will also give administrative support of invoice approval and construction documentation, and she will develop, audit and revise construction budgets.

Prior to joining Melaver, Inc., Melone was Assistant Project Manager for a firm in Maryland, managing project budgets and organizing contracts and change orders.

She is pursuing an associate’s degree in Construction Management from Ashworth College and holds a B.A. in German language, literature and culture, with a supporting area of economics, from the University of Maryland.

Melaver, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned business based in Savannah, Georgia. The company recently received the Business of the Year award from Buy Local of Savannah for its local commitment to environmentally responsible projects. The company developed one of the first LEED certified buildings in the U.S. that is also on the National Historic Register. It has also developed the first all-retail LEED shopping center in the country, Abercorn Common, including the first LEED McDonald's worldwide.Contact: (912) 236-0781 www.melaver.com   

(SAVANNAH, GA) Susan Ason of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Earns Associate Broker’s License

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Susan has 27 years’ experience in sales and sales management with Fortune 500 companies that has equipped her to effectively manage the sales process through all phases of the transaction. She is a member of the Savannah Board of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, and the 2005 and 2006 Distinguished Sales Society (Savannah Board of Realtors) and was the Top Producing Agent for Celia W. Dunn Realty in April 2005 and April 2007.

She has a Bachelor of Business Administration Behavioral Science from Oglethorpe University and a Master of Science in Technology Management from Mercer University in Atlanta.

The Associate Broker designation recognizes professional achievement in both experience and education. Earning a Broker’s license requires a minimum of three years’ experience in real estate sales, an additional 120 hours of course work, a session focused on real estate law, and passing a state exam. Susan is passionate about providing a professional and positive experience to her clients. With this additional body of knowledge, she is better qualified to assist her clients in the experience of buying and selling their homes. Susan is constantly striving to be able to give her clients better professional insight made possible with additional education and learning.

Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty specializes in fine luxury residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. Founded in 1981, Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty is noted for outstanding service to its clients, thorough knowledge of Savannah and the South Carolina Low Country, and excellent staff, in addition to having one of the region's top property management departments. The owners are natives of Savannah who have more than 60 years' combined experience in real estate. The offices are located at 9, 13, and 17 West Charlton Street on Madison Square in Savannah and 6 Bruin Street in Bluffton, S.C.

For more information, call Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty at (912) 234-3323 or visit www.celiadunnsir.com. To contact the Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Franklin Williams June 2007 Top Producer – Celia Dunn Sotherby’s International Realty

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(SAVANNAH, GA)  Franklin Williams earned June 2007 Top Producer status for Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty. He also earned Top Producer for January and March 2007, February 2006 and for the years 2004 and 2005.

A native Savannahian, Williams has been an associate broker with Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty for four years.

Williams has represented many buyers and sellers for residential properties ranging from historic townhouses to waterfront properties, land and commercial real estate. He has 20-plus years’ experience in real estate.

 “My promise to my clients is to provide them personal and professional real estate services which save them time, energy and money,” Williams said. “Every sale and purchase is equally important to me.”

Williams was a founding member of the Live Oaks Public Libraries Foundation, which raised the original funds for the collection of books for the reopening of the main branch on Bull Street. He has also been a member and supporter of the Telfair Museum of Arts, Historic Savannah Foundation and Georgia Historical Society.

Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty specializes in fine luxury residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. Founded in 1981, Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty is noted for outstanding service to its clients, thorough knowledge of Savannah and the South Carolina Low Country, and excellent staff, in addition to having one of the region's top property management departments. The owners are natives of Savannah who have more than 60 years' combined experience in real estate. The offices are located at 9, 13, and 17 West Charlton Street on Madison Square in Savannah and 6 Bruin Street in Bluffton, S.C.

For more information, call Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty at (912) 234-3323 or visit www.celiadunnsir.com . To contact the Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900.

(SAVANNAH, BLUFFTON) Jeff Klein of Closet Specialist Named to the Board of Directors of ACSP

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(SAVANNAH, GA/BLUFFTON, SC)  Jeff Klein, owner of Closet Specialist, has been named to the national Board of Directors of the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals (ACSP).      

As one of the founding members of the ACSP, Klein previously served on an exploratory board for the new trade organization for one year.  Once that year expired, Klein was asked to run for the board.  Of the eight nominees presented to the entire membership, Jeff received the most votes and was formerly introduced at the annual ACSP meeting at the annual CLOSETS Convention & Expo in Chicago.  He now serves on the 11 person Board of Directors.

The ASPC has 300 members.  It is expected to boost that number to the thousands over the next 3-5 years.  For more information on the ASPC, log on to www.closets.org.

Closet Specialist LLC is located at 1204-A Highway 278 in Bluffton.  There is also a Savannah showroom at 7701 Waters Ave and a Jacksonville store and St. Simons store will be opening in the near future.  For more information, call (843) 837-9944 or log onto www.closetspecialist.com.  

“Jemez Traditional Ways” Native American Indian Pottery and Clay Crafts

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“Jemez Traditional Ways”
Native American Indian Pottery and Clay Crafts.

We are very excited to announce our acceptance and participation at the 2007 Santa Fe Indian Market, and the launch of our first internet website.

Please visit us at:

http://web.mac.com/jamesgstuart/iWeb/Site%204/Traditional%20Ways.html

We also hope to see you at the Indian Market (August 13th – 19th, 2007).

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For Sale: Internationally known Native American clay crafts from the Jemez Nation.
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Handmade traditional and contemporary pueblo pottery, integrate the best new ideas of today… with those of the ancients. We produce a wide variety of Pueblo pottery and clay-crafts: including bowls, seed pots, wedding vases, storytellers, figurines, and ornaments.

“Jemez Traditional Ways”
Phyllis & Paul Tosa

505.834.9526 (home)
505.249.3993 (cell)
jemeztraditionalways@yahoo.com
maileto:jemeztraditionalways@yahoo.com

Mailing Address:
     PO Box 26
     San Ysidro, NM 87503

Physical Address
     246 Buffalo Hill Road
     Jemez Pueblo ,  NM 87024-0139

We are located within the “San Diego Canyon” below “Valles Caldera,” Jemez Pueblo is just off State Road 4, which is about an hour northwest of Albuquerque.

Studio visits by appointment only.
Please call and make arrangements to visit.

Rules of Etiquette When Visiting the Pueblo of Jemez
http://www.jemezpueblo.com/etiquette.htm

(OKATIE, SC) Crystal Reid joins Biopsy Diagnostics as Medical Billing Clerk

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(Okatie, SC) – Crystal Reid has joined Biopsy Diagnostics, PC (Bx-Dx) as Medical Billing Clerk.  Reid provides customer service and processes insurance payments for the lab.
 
Reid has worked within the administrative field for many years, previously working as a receptionist and legal assistant at a large firm.
 
“I am very happy for the opportunity to work with Dr. White and Biopsy Diagnostics,” Crystal said.  “I enjoy my job and feel that I have a promising future here.”
 
A native of North Carolina, Reid has resided in South Carolina for a year and a half.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time at the beach on Hilton Head Island with her family.  Reid is married and has two daughters.
 
In only four years Bx-Dx has become one of the most reputable anatomic pathology laboratories in the Coastal Empire and southern and central Georgia, providing rapid, reliable and skillful diagnosis of skin, prostate, breast, esophagus, colon, bladder, cervix, and other biopsies in a manner that demonstrates both quality and compassion.
 
The only dermatopathologist and fellowship-trained cancer pathologist in the Low Country and Coastal Empire areas, Dr. White, lab founder and medical director, is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as dermatopathology.  He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and did his residencies at Yale University, completing fellowships in oncologic pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and dermatopathology at Duke University.  His associate, Dr. Zhu, is the only fellowship-trained gastrointestinal pathologist in the region and is also board-certified in cytopathology.
 
Biopsy Diagnostics is a local, rapid-turnaround, full-service, state-of-the-art anatomic pathology laboratory with fellowship-trained pathologists and excellent technical and support personnel.  They are committed to providing rapid and accurate diagnosis of outpatient biopsies to physicians, with each result customized with a verbal, written, and graphic report.  Bx-Dx serves well over 200 doctors in three states, Effingham Hospital north of Savannah, the Coastal Carolina Medical Center in Hardeeville, and the Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head.  They are located at 49 Brown's Cove Road, Suite 6, in Okatie, SC, with satellite offices on Hilton Head Island, SC and Springfield, GA.  Call them Toll Free at 866-379-2939 or visit them on the web at www.chooseyourlab.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) “CREATIVE MINDS” RETURNS FOR THIRD SEASON

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“Creative Minds” brings leaders, experts and pioneers in a wide range of fields to share their wisdom in open, community-wide forums in Savannah.  

 
The third season of this annual speaker series, which runs throughout the 2007-2008 school year, is designed to stimulate dialogue and spark debate about important issues that affect us all.  This year promises to be the strongest line-up to date, featuring rare local appearances by critically-acclaimed author E.L. Doctorow and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee.

All Creative Minds events will be held in Jelks Auditorium at Savannah Country Day School, located at  824 Stillwood Drive, in Savannah, Georgia.  

 
Individual tickets are $8 advance purchase, or $10 at the door ($5 for students and seniors and military).

 
$35 Series Package. Includes admission to all five 2007-08 lectures.

 
Due to the possibility of sell out events, seats not occupied by 6:25 p.m. will be released to a waiting list.

 
For additional information about the Creative Minds series, please call 912-961-8828.

 

ALEXANDRA ROBBINS
“The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids”
Monday, October 1, 2007
6:30 p.m.
$8 advance purchase, $10 at the door, $5 for students, seniors and military

 
Worried about the intense pressures on students to succeed and the skyrocketing stress of the college and private school admissions processes, New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Robbins returned to her high school on the anniversary of her 10-year reunion. For more than a year, she followed nine high school students.
The result of her insightful, incisive investigation is The Overachievers: The Secret Life of Driven Kids, a book suggests that high schools should limit AP courses, colleges should eliminate SAT scores as part of the admissions process, and that parents should reduce the pressure on overachieving teens. In her lecture, Robbins will discuss her findings and offer solutions to help alleviate the pressure on high-achieving children.

 
“The Overachievers is part soap opera, part social treatise. Robbins gets the big picture right.”
— The New York Times Book Review

 

 
E.L. DOCTOROW
“Reading from The March”
Monday, November 5, 2007
6:30 p.m.
$8 advance purchase, $10 at the door, $5 for students, seniors and military

 
One of America’s most revered and beloved authors, E.L. Doctorow is perhaps best known for novels that blend history and social criticism like Billy Bathgate, Ragtime and World’s Fair. His Civil War novel, The March, is a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and PEN/Faulkner Award recipient which examines General William Tecumseh Sherman’s 1864 march through Georgia and the Carolinas from a variety of perspectives.
In a rare Savannah appearance, Doctorow will read key passages from The March and will answer questions from the audience.

 
“Rarely does one come across accounts of the Civil War as level-headed, generous and well-intentioned as E.L. Doctorow’s challenging new novel, The March.”
–The Washington Post

 

 
EDWARD ALBEE
“An Evening with Edward Albee”
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
6:30 p.m.
$8 advance purchase, $10 at the door, $5 for students, seniors and military

 
Edward Albee burst onto the American theatrical scene in the late 1950s with a variety of plays that detailed the agonies and disillusionment of that decade and the transition from the placid Eisenhower years to the turbulent 1960s. Albee’s intensely modern, often controversial plays have startled critics and audiences alike ever since, changing the landscape of American drama. He recently earned a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement and is widely recognized as America’s greatest living playwright. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and creative force behind such important works as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Three Tall Women and A Delicate Balance will discuss highlights from his literary career, followed by a question-and-answer session.

 
“This elder statesman of the American theater is in prolific form.”
— Village Voice

 
REZA ASLAN
“The Future of Islam: Toward the Islamic Reformation”
Monday, March 3, 2008
6:30 p.m.
$8 advance purchase, $10 at the door, $5 for students, seniors and military

 
Reza Aslan, an internationally-acclaimed writer and scholar of world religions, serves as a regular commentator for NPR’s Marketplace and as a Middle East analyst for CBS News. His first book, No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, has been translated into half a dozen languages, was short-listed for The Guardian (UK) First Book Award, and nominated for a PEN USA Award for Research Non-Fiction. In his discussion, Aslan will explore the future of Islam in an ever-changing world.

 
“Wise and passionate. An incisive, scholarly primer in Muslim history and an engaging personal exploration.”
–The New York Times Book Review

 
 

JON MEACHAM
“Franklin and Winston: Leadership Lessons for Today”
Monday, April 7, 2008
6:30 p.m.
$8 advance purchase, $10 at the door, $5 for students, seniors and military

 
As the managing editor of Newsweek, Jon Meacham supervises the magazine’s coverage of politics, international affairs and breaking news. Meacham is also an accomplished writer and author of Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, a New York Times bestseller that chronicles the wartime relationship Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. In his discussion, Meacham will focus on how these two world leaders offer critical lessons in leadership that are more important now than ever.

 
“Meacham is an excellent story-teller, with a fine talent for thumbnail sketches of people and scenes.”
— Washington Monthly

 
 
 Savannah Country Day School is a pre-k through twelve independent school that seeks to prepare students of academic and personal promise to meet with confidence, imagination, and integrity the challenges of college and of life. In partnership with supportive families, we strive to cultivate in each student the desire and the discipline to grow wise, to lead lives of personal honor, to appreciate beauty, to pursue physical well being, and to serve others with a generous and compassionate spirit. For more information about Savannah Country Day School, its mission, and its programs, please visit www.savcds.org.
 

 
Savannah Country Day School· 824 Stillwood Drive · Savannah GA 31419 (912) 861-8800 · www.savcds.org
 

(SAVANNAH,GA) Friends of the Animals will hold the 9th Annual Friends of the Animals Auction.

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FOA has named this year theme, "Dudley's Dude Ranch and Round Up!" An entry fee of $45 will allow supporters to taste the fine catering from local Savannah chefs and enjoy bar beverages as well as silent and live auctions. The event will again be held at Savannah Station.

Last years event "Mardi Paw's," raised $54,000 in donations. This year's event will benefit organizations such as the Humane Society of Chatham/Savannah, Second Chance, PAWS, PALS, Islands Feral Cats Project, Liberty County Humane Society, Bryan Animal Caregivers and Save-A-Life. Sponsors will include WRHQ,WSAV,The Savannah Morning News, and The South Magazine.

The event will take place September 16, 2007, from 5-9 PM at Savannah Station, located at 601 Cohen St. Savannah, GA. For more information contact Robert Murphy, Board Member of the Friends of the Animals at 912-844-1679.

Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire, Inc. (FOA) is 100% volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that acts as an advocate for all animals, and assists local animal rescue and welfare groups to provide animals with improved lives and health. For more information log on to www.friendsofanimals.us

(SAVANNAH, GA) Tips to Help Your Teen Establish Good Credit Habits, be Debt Free and Stay That Way

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Tips to Help Your Teen Establish Good Credit Habits, be Debt Free and Stay That Way
 
(Savannah, GA) What could be scarier than your teen driving for the first time?  A teenager, with a credit card.  Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Savannah recommends parents take action now to show teens the value of good credit history and smart financial decisions.
 
CCCS suggests the following tips to share with teens to help them manage credit responsibly:
 
    •    Consider starting your teen off with a credit card tied to your account.   Not only will your teen get a good credit rating, but it will also allow you to see how much they are spending (and in some cases, what they are buying).  Consider allowing them to use the credit card, first, for emergencies only and then encourage charging only what can be paid when the bill arrives.  This will hopefully curb your teen from taking advantage of the credit card.

    •    Set limits and review monthly statements.    Give your teen a maximum amount that can be charged each month.  When the bill arrives, sit down and review your statement with them so that you can make sure they understand how to read the statement.  You can also show them how fast charges appear after swiping as well as point out the accrued interest if the bill is not paid in full each month.

    •    Teach your teen to be aware of the risks of credit card fraud.  Identity theft and credit card fraud are serious issues.  There are nearly 700,000 consumer fraud and identity theft complaints in the United States every year.  Fortunately there are ways to protect your credit, including never letting someone borrow your credit card and never leaving your card or receipts lying around for anyone to see.  Also, never give out your credit card number unless you know it is a legitimate company or organization.  When in doubt, don’t give it out.

    •    Calculate payments.  Find a pay off calculator on the web and show your teen how long it will take to pay off their credit card if they carry a balance from month to month.  Since credit cards have very high interest, teach your teen that paying the minimum payment will keep the debt growing – even if no other purchases are made.  Visit www.debtadvice.org for calculators and other resources.

    •    Explain to your teen why maintaining good credit is important.  How you handle your credit now has a big impact on your access to credit later.  In addition to banks and credit card companies that pull your credit report, let them know that even property management companies also pull credit reports.  They need to understand that credit plays a big role whether applying for a loan, purchasing or renting a home or car and even signing up for utilities.  Make sure they know that paying bills on time is crucial.  As a consumer, you and your teen are entitled to a free copy of your credit report every 12 months.  You can order a credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com. or call 1-877-322-8228.

    •    Hold back on rescuing your teen.  Try as hard as you can not to bail out your teen should they charged more than they can afford to pay.  Instead, offer to visit a credit counselor with your teen to encourage reaching out for help when in financial trouble.  Help is available.  To schedule a confidential appointment, contact CCCS of Savannah.
 
Teaching your teen to be credit smart and money conscious will provide a foundation that allow your teen a lifetime of proper financial decisions.
 
CCCS of Savannah was established in 1965.  It is a non-profit community based organization that helps people manage debt by setting up a budget and payment plan.  To date, the local CCCS offices have returned more than $70 million to creditors; money that would have otherwise gone unpaid or been lost to bankruptcy.
 
CCCS of Savannah is open from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday.  Evening appointments are available at 4:30 and 6:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The office is located at 7505 Waters Avenue, Suite C-11.   For more information, log on to www.cccssavannah.org or call 912-691-2227.   
 
In addition to the main office, there are several CCCS satellite offices.  They are in Statesboro (912) 489-2227, Brunswick (912) 261-0060, Hinesville (912) 370-2227, Beaufort (843) 379-2227.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Savannah Announces Sony Colley Media Tour

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Savannah is proud to announce its president, Sonny Colley, will be doing a media tour in various locations throughout Savannah.
 
During this time, he plans to speak about teens and credit, and how credit relates to the college years and beyond.  CCCS is recommending parents take action now to show teens the value of good credit history and smart financial decisions.  Some of the key tips Colley will explain during his media tour will include starting your teen off with a credit card tied to your account and reviewing monthly statements together.  He will also explain how rescuing your teen, should they go on a credit “binge,” could harm their opportunity to understand the importance of maintaining good credit.
 
The problem, Colley says, lies in the lack of education of both the teen and the parents.
 
“If the parent doesn’t know how to teach their kid about credit, how’s the kid supposed to make sure they maintain a good credit score?” Colley says.
 
“As parents, it’s our responsibility to teach them about credit.  Then, they can go out into the real world armed with knowledge and hopefully, they won’t make the mistake of living off credit like so many Americans do.”
 
Colley will appear on local television and radio stations to explain, in detail, how to educate teens about credit.  Check your local listing for dates and times.
 
CCCS of Savannah was established in 1965.  It is a non-profit community based organization that helps people manage debt by setting up a budget and payment plan.  To date, the local CCCS offices have returned more than $70 million to creditors; money that would have otherwise gone unpaid or been lost to bankruptcy.
             
CCCS of Savannah is open from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday.  Evening appointments are available at 4:30 and 6:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The office is located at 7505 Waters Avenue, Suite C-11.   For more information, log on to www.cccssavannah.org or call 912-691-2227.  
 
In addition to the main office there are several CCCS satellite offices.  They are in Statesboro (912) 489-2227, Brunswick (912) 261-0060, Hinesville (912) 370-2227, Beaufort (843) 379-2227.