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February 2008

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Catering Alliance Supports Annual Skidaway Island Antiques Show & Sale

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The Coastal Catering Alliance (CCA), in cooperation with The New South Cafe, is proud to support the tenth annual Skidaway Island Antiques Show & Sale hosted by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church being held February 29 through March 2, 2008.  The CCA is graciously donating an assortment of delectable appetizers for the event, which supports the non-profit agencies Kids Café, Hope House, The Interfaity Hospitality Network, Park Place Outreach, and Safe Shelter.

Show hours are from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Friday February 29, and Saturday, March 1.  On Sunday, March 2, show hours are from 11:30 AM until 4:30 PM.  Tickets are $8.00, payable by cash or check, and provide admission to the show for all three days.  Delicious desserts and lunches, featuring a different menu each day, will be served in the garden tent and guests may enjoy free lectures and appraisals of their own antiques.

Since 1999 net proceeds from the Skidaway Island Antiques Show & Sale have been donated to charities serving Savannah’s needy children.  For information call (912) 598-7242 or visit www.stpeterssavannah.org.

The Coastal Catering Alliance is Savannah’s new professional hospitality company made up of some of the areas top chefs and catering companies who are licensed, insured, and approved by the Chatham County health department to serve food.  All food is prepared in health inspected and approved kitchens and delivered out of professional vehicles by local food service professionals guaranteeing that the highest quality products are served at the proper temperatures, ensuring safety and taste.

The CCA offers authentic, gourmet, southern favorites—made by people who live, work, pay taxes and support families in Savannah.
912-233-7558
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(GEORGIA) DNR, GEORGIA CONSERVANCY, ACCG TEAM UP FOR COASTAL CONSERVATION

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DNR, GEORGIA CONSERVANCY, ACCG TEAM UP FOR COASTAL CONSERVATION

Partnership aimed at balancing natural resources, sustainable development in high-growth region
 
Atlanta, Ga. (Feb. 27, 2008) – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Georgia Conservancy and the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) announced a joint effort today to conserve wildlife and natural habitats and promote sustainable development in the state’s fast-growing coastal region.
Representatives signed an agreement for coordination of the Coastal Georgia Land Conservation Initiative during the Board of Natural Resources’ monthly meeting. The three-year project, funded in part by a $700,000 grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, will map critical natural areas in 11 coastal counties while also providing data, technology and training to help governments and residents in the region make sound land-use decisions.
“Growth on our coast is placing tremendous pressures on our natural resources,” DNR Commissioner Noel Holcomb said. “Having this information is critical to making good decisions in the future, and we are pleased to team up with the Georgia Conservancy and the Association County Commissioners of Georgia on this extremely important project.”
Growth is reshaping Georgia’s coast. The population in the 11-county area is expected to double in the next 20 years, impacting natural habitats such as coastal beaches and dunes, rivers, salt marshes, freshwater wetlands and upland forests. These habitats support a remarkable diversity of wildlife, protect drinking water supplies, control pollution and underpin commercial fishing and recreational businesses including a $1 billion-a-year nature-based economy. The southern coastal plain, which includes the target counties, has 187 plants, animals and habitats listed as a high conservation priority in the State Wildlife Action Plan.
But the stakes reach even beyond state lines. Georgia has one-third of the eastern seaboard’s coastal marshlands and natural resources rated internationally significant, according to the Georgia Conservancy.
“Georgia is blessed with unique environmental riches along the coast,” said Jim Stokes, president of the Georgia Conservancy. “Without careful planning, rapid growth and tourism activities are on a collision course with coastal drinking water supplies, habitats and public lands.
“Through our partnership with DNR and ACCG, we will be able to identify critical coastal lands, establish a regional land conservation network, promote sustainable development practices and organize grassroots efforts to engage citizens in land-use activities.”
The Coastal Georgia Land Conservation Initiative will mesh planning for green and gray infrastructure: natural and built environments. Local leaders and communities, the level at which most development decisions are made in Georgia, will be equipped with tools such as region-specific GIS-based software designed to analyze conservation needs, development patterns and compatible land uses. Data from the project will be posted online. Partners will provide technical support, establish a region-wide conservation network and foster public outreach geared to sustainable growth.
The strategy dovetails with an ACCG land-use management project that emphasizes collaboration and marks the coast as a high-priority region.
“The Association County Commissioners of Georgia is proud to work on this important collaborative project with our partners from state government – the Georgia Department of Natural Resources – and an established environmental organization like the Georgia Conservancy, which strives to achieve a balance between necessary and desirable environmental protection and important and desirable economic development” ACCG Executive Director Jerry Griffin said.
“ACCG has spent the past two years concentrating on development of land-management initiatives throughout Georgia. Our coastal region is clearly in need of priority attention. This unique coastal conservation project will help us bring vitally important resources to this historic and treasured region.”
As a first step, biologists with the DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division are compiling a natural resources inventory of the coastal region, surveying habitats through aerial photographs, satellite images and fieldwork, and following up on reports of rare plant and animal species. The current focus is on state-owned Jekyll Island. That focus will soon spread, first to the six counties along the Atlantic Ocean – Chatham, Bryan, Liberty, McIntosh, Glynn and Camden – then to the more inland counties of Effingham, Long, Wayne, Brantley and Charlton.
When fully implemented, the Coastal Georgia Land Conservation Initiative will help sustain healthy coastal ecosystems and local economies by promoting growth patterns that are in harmony with the region’s unique natural resources.
 
 
PARTNERS AT A GLANCE:
 
Association County Commissioners of Georgia
Formed in 1914 with 19 charter county members, today ACCG (www.accg.org) serves as the consensus building, training and legislative organization for all 159 county governments in the state. ACCG works to ensure that counties can provide the necessary leadership, services and programs to meet the health, safety and welfare needs of their citizens.
In the area of land management and environmental responsibility, ACCG has long provided its member counties with training, technical assistance and published materials incorporating CDs, DVDs, tool kits and manuals into a multi-media format. Statewide, ACCG works closely with many state departments, including the Georgia DNR as well as the Governor’s Office and the General Assembly, on land-management and environmental issues of importance to all Georgians.
 
Georgia Conservancy
Founded in 1967, the Georgia Conservancy (www.georgiaconservancy.org) collaborates, advocates and educates to protect Georgia’s natural environment. Through its focus on clean air and water, land conservation, coastal protection, growth management, and education, the Conservancy works to develop solutions to protect Georgia’s environment and promote the stewardship of the state’s vital natural resources.
As a statewide organization, the Georgia Conservancy has housed its coastal office in Savannah for more than 35 years to act on the most pressing coastal issues of the day. The Conservancy’s current coastal initiatives include preserving coastal lands, protecting Jekyll and Cumberland islands, defending coastal protection laws, participating in the Savannah Harbor deepening debate and raising public awareness of coastal climate change and sea level rise.
 
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
The mission of the Georgia DNR (www.gadnr.org) is to sustain, enhance, protect and conserve Georgia’s natural, historic and cultural resources. Two DNR divisions are participating in the project: Coastal Resources and Wildlife Resources.
Coastal Resources (http://crd.dnr.state.ga.us) has primary responsibility for managing marshes, beaches and marine fishery resources. Through the state’s Coastal Management Program, the CRD promotes sustainable development through technical aid to local governments, property owners, developers and the public, while also fulfilling other roles such as monitoring coastal water quality and managing activities associated with recreational and commercial fishery resources. Wildlife Resources (www.georgiawildlife.org) regulates hunting, fishing and the operation of watercraft, protects nongame and endangered wildlife, and maintains public education and law enforcement programs to ensure conservation of natural resources. The division’s Nongame Conservation Section works to conse rve the state’s native diversity of wild animals, plants and natural habitats through education, research and management.

For more information, contact:
** Jon Ambrose, assistant chief, Georgia DNR Nongame Conservation Section – (770) 761-3035; jon.ambrose@gadnr.org
** Jill Andrews, Coastal Program operations manager, Georgia DNR Coastal Resources Division – (912) 264-7218; jill.andrews@dnr.state.ga.us
** Ross King, deputy director, Association County Commissioners of Georgia – (404) 522-5022; rking@accg.org
** Stephanie McNicoll, director of marketing and communications, Georgia Conservancy – (404) 876-2900 x117; smcnicoll@gaconservancy.org
 

(Savannah) Rambam Day School Celebrates 18th Anniversary with Help of Coastal Catering Alliance

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(Savannah, GA)  The Coastal Catering Alliance helped Rambam Day School, Savannah’s Jewish community day school, celebrate their 18th anniversary by cooking a five star, four course, Kosher dinner for over 200 guests at the Jewish Educational Alliance on Wednesday.

The Coastal Catering Alliance is Savannah’s new professional hospitality company formed to provide large scale catering services for up to 25,000 people.  The alliance was formed with the purpose of building a local, professional, hospitality cooperative, utilizing local talent and local products and offering an expansion of services that are not available from other small independent firms.

The CCA is made up of some of the areas top chefs and catering companies who are licensed, insured, and approved by the Chatham County health department to serve food.  All food is prepared in health inspected and approved kitchens and delivered out of professional vehicles by local food service professionals guaranteeing that the highest quality products are served at the proper temperatures, ensuring safety and taste.

“Unlike the numerous, local, one and two person food service operations, the CCA does not serve food out of the back seats or trunks of cars,” says Chef Matt.  “The Coastal Catering Alliance is a top notch catering organization providing upscale services for large or small events throughout the area.”
The CCA offers authentic, gourmet, southern favorites—made by people who live, work, pay taxes and support families in Savannah.
912-233-7558
www.thenewsouthcafe.com
 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Country Day School Accredited SACS & SAIS

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(Savannah Country Day School is now an accredited member of the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). This is the first time the school has received dual accreditation with both organizations. To earn accreditation from SAIS and SACS, Savannah Country Day School complied with quality standards, was evaluated by an outside group of peer professionals, and implemented a school plan focused on strategic improvement and student performance.

In today’s world of accountability in schooling, accreditation serves as a critical component of a school’s demonstrated effectiveness and ability to provide successful schooling for children. A school that is able to achieve accreditation demonstrates a commitment to a process that requires the school to meet a set of rigorous, research-based standards; to engage in a program of continuous school improvement; and to demonstrate quality assurance to its stakeholders through self-evaluation and peer review. SAIS-SACS accreditation provides schools access to an integrated network of services and technical assistance that supports every school’s ability to identify and meet its goals for improving student performance and the teaching and learning process. Accreditation is voluntary and must be renewed each year. In addition, the self-study process and peer review visit must be repeated every five years for continued accreditation.

SAIS and SACS member schools are part of a remarkable history of quality assurance in education. SAIS began its organizational life in 1903 as the Mid-South Association of Independent Schools (MAIS). In 1953, another organization began as the Southern Association of Independent Schools, providing a forum for independent school administrators to work with public schools through SACS and to contribute to the larger interest in accreditation in the Southeast. MAIS and SAIS merged in 1986 to form the present-day SAIS, which now works at the state, regional, and national levels, to serve and strengthen member schools through the promotion of the highest quality educational standards and ethical conduct.

Established in 1895, SACS is a non-governmental, voluntary organization that accredits more than 13,000 public and non-public institutions from early-childhood to university. Today, SACS is the largest accrediting agency in the world. The current SAIS-SACS partnership offers schools a process for accreditation.

Over a century in the making, Savannah Country Day traces its origins back to the 1905 founding of the Pape School, long recognized for its academic excellence and college preparatory curriculum. Led by a group of visionary parents who saw the continued need for a first-rate college preparatory school in Savannah, the founders of Savannah Country Day acquired the assets of the Pape School, including Pape’s faculty, curriculum, the majority of its student body, and its facilities east of Forsyth Park. Savannah Country Day School is the successor to Pape’s recognized tradition of academic excellence. It is Savannah’s preeminent college preparatory school providing a rigorous, supportive learning environment, especially for students who wish to challenge themselves with high expectations. Country Day is parents’ wisest investment in preparing their children for success in college and beyond.

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

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Case Veterinary Hospital Carla Case-McCorvey, DVM Exchange Club Richmond Hill

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(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Carla Case-McCorvey, DVM of Case Veterinary Hospital, will be the guest speaker at the bimonthly luncheon for the Exchange Club of Richmond Hill. The event is slated for March 12th.

Case-McCorvey’s presentation, “Advances in Veterinary Technology,” has been selected by the Richmond Hill Exchange Club to enhance their practice of continually educating their members on a variety of subjects. She will discuss the various changes the field has undergone in the 100 years her family has been practicing veterinary medicine in Savannah. Notable advancements include endoscopy, digital dental x-ray, laser surgery and laparoscopic surgery.

The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill meets every second and fourth Wednesday at Southern Image Restaurant on Highway 17. Their local mission is to enhance pride in our country. The program lasts from noon to 1 p.m.

Case Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital that has been serving Savannah’s animals for nearly 100 years. Located on Eisenhower, they are vastly experienced in providing emergency services to sick or injured dogs and cats. Case Veterinary Hospital is also the place to take your pet to be spayed or neutered or to receive vaccinations

To learn more about Case Veterinary Hospital, log into www.casevet.com or call 912-352-3081.

For more information on the Richmond Hill Exchange Club, log on to www.rhxc.org.

(Savannah) Real Estate Agents with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty Distinguished Society

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(SAVANNAH) – Several Savannah real estate agents with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty have received recognition for being in the Distinguished Sales Society of the Savannah Area Board of Realtors: Celia Dunn, Susan Ason, Carolyn Ezelle, Nancy Krembs and Monica McGoldrick.

Celia Dunn, who has earned the Distinguished Sales Society recognition for the 28th consecutive year, is the founder and president of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty. She and
her husband, Larry Dunn, have been in the real estate business for over 30 years. A native of Savannah, she attended Pape School in Savannah and later graduated from St. Mary’s School in Peekskill, N.Y. She graduated from Sweet Briar College in Virginia and returned to Savannah following her graduation. She has always been a strong community leader and serves on many civic boards. She has been a lifelong member of Christ Church and has lived and worked in Savannah’s National Landmark District for over 40 years. Celia Dunn has always focused on the highest sense of integrity and best service to her clients. Gaining and holding the trust of her clients and giving regular feedback and attention to them are vital ingredients of her business.

Susan Ason 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. An Associate Broker, Ason 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). She has achieved the Graduate Realtor Institute designation, and she was the Top Producing Agent for Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International 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.

Carolyn Ezelle earned the Top Producer status for Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty in July 2006. She works in partnership with Lavinia Strong of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty. Prior to joining Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty three years ago, Ezelle worked for five years as a pharmaceutical sales representative and was one of the top 10 sales reps in the country for her company. She also worked as an over-the-counter trader for Robinson- Humphrey in Atlanta. She is active in the community, volunteering for the Telfair Art Fair, the Telfair Ball and St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Nancy Krembs is a native of upstate New York and a graduate of SUNY Geneseo. She has made Georgia her home for more than 20 years and is a real estate investor and an Historic District resident with her husband, local attorney James Krembs. As a former assistant vice president with Wachovia Securities, she has combined her knowledge of investing with her interest in real estate. She was a Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty Top Producer for 2006 and January 2008 and holds the ABR and Graduate Realtor Institute designations from the National Association of Realtors. Krembs is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Georgia Association of Realtors, the Savannah Area Board of Realtors, serving on the Cultural Diversity Committee, the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council, the Historic Savannah Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, and the Downtown Busin ess Association. She also holds the Series 7 and Series 63 security licenses.

Monica McGoldrick is a native Savannahian and has spent over 25 years in marketing and fundraising. In her first year of real estate, she received recognition for being in the Distinguished Sales Society; she has been in the society for 2005 and 2006. She was a Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty Top Producer for 2006. She has earned the Seller Representative Specialist designation and the Graduate Realtor Institute designation and is a member of the Savannah Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. McGoldrick has been acknowledged as a community leader by serving on several boards, including Hospice Savannah, Inc., Savannah Country Day Alumni Board, Parent and Child Development Services, Junior League of Savannah, Blessed Sacrament Church Council, Savannah Development and Renewal Authority, St. Vincent’s Academy, Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia, and Louisa Porter Foundation. After graduating from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., sh e then earned a Master’s of Arts in English from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont.

Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in 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) Denis Blackburne and Tommy Linstroth of Melaver, Inc. will be Speakers at Greenprints

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Denis Blackburne and Tommy Linstroth of Melaver, Inc. will be speakers at Greenprints 2008: Sustainable Communities by Design, the 10th Annual Green Building Conference and Trade Show hosted by Southface Energy Institute and The Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) Division of Energy Resources. The conference will be held March 13 and 14 in Atlanta.
Blackburne, Chief Financial Officer of Melaver, Inc., will discuss “The Color of Money is Green … demystifying the costs and benefits of green building,” which is a practical approach to implementing green features into new and existing buildings.
Linstroth, the Head of Sustainable Initiatives for Melaver, Inc., will be doing a “Case Study on Oakland Park Condominiums,” a LEED-certified community of condo and loft homes in the neighborhood bordering historic Grant Park in Atlanta. Oakland Park recently became Atlanta’s first multifamily construction to be certified as a green b uilding by the U.S. Green Building Council.
As CFO of Melaver, Inc., Blackburne is responsible for the ongoing management of the company’s financial division and oversees overall financial strategic planning, as well as relations with the financial community, investors, and shareholders.

Blackburne has been a featured speaker at many conferences on the value of triple bottom line accounting and reporting practices and is LEED accredited. He is on the Board of Directors of Southface Energy Institute in Atlanta and currently serves as Treasurer of the Historic Savannah Foundation and is a board member of the CFO Controller’s Council in Savannah. He is also Treasurer of the Small Business Assistance Corporation, Savannah.

Linstroth is the founder and president of the Savannah Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and is on the Board of Trustees of the Live Oak Public Libraries and the Georgia Conservation Voters. He is a regular speaker on sustainable development throughout the country. He is the co-author of “Local Action: A New Paradigm in Climate Change Policy.”

Melaver, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned business based in Savannah, Georgia. The sustainable real estate developer currently has eight LEED certified projects in their portfolio and developed one of the first LEED certified buildings in the U.S. which is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Melaver Inc. 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

Over the years, Greenprints has attracted thousands of attendees interested in the exploring better ways to link planning, architecture, construction and the use of natural resources. Greenprints is known as the place where building science and design professionals come to learn, share and network with other professionals in a stimulating, interdisciplinary environment.
To learn more about Greenprints visit www.greenprints.org

(Richmond Hill, GA) Magnolia Manor on the Coast Up Coming Events

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(Richmond Hill, GA)  Magnolia Manor on the Coast is keeping quite busy these days.  There are a host of events coming up for the month of March.  To name a few:  lectures from both a local dietician and an author, Music Fest, featuring American Indian and Southwestern Music, and even a traveling singing group of 12 men from Yale University.
 
There will also be a Saint Patrick’s Day dance that is free and open to the public.  That event is scheduled for March 14th at from 6:00-8:00pm.  It will be held in the main dining room with music provided by DJ Thurston Clary.   
                            
Other scheduled events are as follows:
 
Tuesday March 4th, 3:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Christina Gibson, Director of Health Promotion & Disease, CDC
Topic: “Healthy Snacking”
Free and open to the public.
 
Tuesday, March 25th, 3:30 pm
Guest Speaker:  Beth Chappas, Savannah Author
Topic:  Most recent book, “Kiki and the Red Shoes”
Free and open to the public
 
Monday March 10th, 2:00pm
MARCH MUSIC FEST for Magnolia Manor Residents!
Featuring Dave Whitewolf Trezek, performing American Indian and music of the Southwest.  Also does Veteran’s tribute in music.
 
Tuesday, March 11th, 3:30 pm
Featuring: MARGO SHOEMAKER, Savannah Pianist

Wednesday, March 12th, 1:00 pm
Sons of Orpheus and Baccus “A Fine Yale A Cappella since 1938”
A travelling group of 12 from Yale University. 
 
Thursday, March 13th, 2:00 pm
Featuring Musician:  CHUCK COURTENAY

Friday, March 15th, 3:3 0pm – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Featuring:  “Highest Praise” Youth Choir from Bethel Baptist Church in Richmond Hill
Open to the public

Saturday, March 15th, 6:30 pm
”Boomersband” –  A 1-man band from Atlanta.
 “A sprinkle of humor and amazing tales from the road and his many travels!”

In addition to these events, Magnolia Manor hosts the Renaissance Lecture Series at its Richmond Hill campus.   That monthly event includes a light supper and guest speakers from a wide array of professions.  Most recently, talks have featured dance experts and a personal trainer.  After the guest concludes his/her speech, a question and answer session follows.  The event is free and open to the public.
                                                                                     
For more information on these or the many other events scheduled for March, go to www.magnoliamanor.com or call (912) 756-4300.
 
Magnolia Manor on the Coast, located in Richmond Hill, is a non-profit, active, rental retirement community for seniors age 62 and older.   It offers 120 one and two-bedroom apartment homes with full kitchens and patios.   Located on 40 wooded acres, Magnolia Manor offers stimulating social and cultural activities and has amenities such as a wellness center with indoor exercise pool, barber and beauty salon, library and media center, game and activity rooms, three full-service dining rooms, as well as a formal parlor and chapel. 
                   

(Richmond Hill, GA)Renaissance Lecture Series held by Magnolia Manor on the Coast “Café Gelatohhh”

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(Richmond Hill, GA) It might be the winter season, but gelato is more popular than ever! Joel Caplan, owner of “Café Gelatohhh” in Savannah will be the guest speaker for the Renaissance Lecture Series held by Magnolia Manor on the Coast. The event is slated for April 10th at 5:30pm.

Gelato as a product is very different from ice cream. It contains less milk fat, is served at a slightly higher temperature and contains much less overrun (air) than normal ice cream. Caplan’s water-based sorbetto fruit flavors contain no fat and no milk, and are made with fruit, water, and sugar only. This makes them perfectly accessible to vegans or those who are lactose-intolerant.

Because gelato contains approximately 15% air, as compared to 50% for commercial ice cream, the product is denser, creamier, and much heavier than a comparable volume of ice cream. One cup of gelato will weigh nearly three times as much as one cup of ice cream. The end result is a product that tastes decadent and rich but actually has about 150-180 calories per serving and only 4-6 grams of fat, depending upon the flavor (or zero grams of fat in the sorbetto).

Each month, Magnolia Manor hosts the Renaissance Lecture Series at its Richmond Hill campus. The event begins at 5:30 and includes a light supper. After the guest concludes his/her speech, a question and answer session follows. The event is free and open to the public, but guests are asked to RSVP by calling Julie Gartside at (912) 756-4300.

Magnolia Manor on the Coast, located in Richmond Hill, is a non-profit, active, rental retirement community for seniors age 62 and older. It offers 120 one and two-bedroom apartment homes with full kitchens and patios. Located on 40 wooded acres, Magnolia Manor offers stimulating social and cultural activities and has amenities such as a wellness center with indoor exercise pool, barber and beauty salon, library and media center, game and activity rooms, three full-service dining rooms, as well as a formal parlor and chapel.

For more information or to request a brochure, please call (912) 756-4300 or log on to www.magnoliamanor.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach, Inc. LEED Certified

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach, Inc. will be highlighted in a special presentation at the upcoming United States Green Building Council (USGBC) monthly meeting.  Park Place officials are seeking LEED certification, (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) completion of the new building is set for February.
 
Featured in the presentation of the new “green” Park Place building will be representatives from the building’s general contractor, JT Turner and the architecture firm, Cowart Coleman.  Park Place officials will also be on hand to explain the details of the building and the importance of becoming LEED certified.
 
LEED is a national standard for developing high performance sustainable buildings and is administered by the U.S. Green Building Council.  The certification means the new building will have met the standards set by the USGBC, which consist of sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, materials & resources, and indoor environmental quality.  To learn more about the Savannah Chapter of the USGBC, log on to www.coastalgreen.org.
 
The meeting is slated for February 26th, 2008 at 5:45pm at “Wild Wings” restaurant in downtown Savannah.
 
Park Place Outreach provides emergency shelter and street outreach for adolescents ages 11 through 17 and their families. It is the only agency located within Chatham County that serves youth at no charge who are accepted without a referral to receive help.  Park Place Outreach opened in 1984. There are approximately 15-30 youth residents served each month and about 200 each year.  For more information on Park Place, call (912) 234-4048.