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(SAVANNAH, GA) TAIL 2010 USTA SAVANNAH CHALLENGER RESULTS FOR MAY 5, 2010

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TAIL 2010 USTA SAVANNAH CHALLENGER – SAVANNAH, USA
$ 50,000.00
MAY 01 – MAY 09, 2010

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RESULTS – MAY 05, 2010
Men’s
Singles – First Round

J Sirianni (AUS) d [1] T Dent (USA) 46 63 62
[4] R Sweeting (USA) d J Baker (GBR) 62 64
[8] R Kendrick (USA) d I Klec (SVK) 63 64
K Nishikori (JPN) d [Q] C Mamiit (PHI) 64 63
G Jones (AUS) d V Pospisil (CAN) 46 61 62
R Deheart (USA) d [WC] F Wolmarans (RSA) 76(5) 63
C Gard (ROU) d A Satschko (GER) 62 64

Men’s
Doubles – First Round

A Kuznetsov (USA) / R Sweeting (USA) d [2] K Hensel (AUS) / A Hubble (AUS) 67(3) 61 12-10
J Baker (GBR) / J Ward (GBR) d [3] V Pospisil (CAN) / A Siljestrom (SWE) 63 76(9)
[WC] B Reynolds (USA) / F Wolmarans (RSA) d [4] J Sirianni (AUS) / M Torres (BRA) 26 76(4) 10-4
G Jones (AUS) / J Statham (NZL) d P Capdeville (CHI) / B Dabul (ARG) 64 16 12-10
I Klec (SVK) / M Ryderstedt (SWE) d B Battistone (USA) / R Deheart (USA) 64 62
[WC] C Parr (USA) / T Paul (USA) d [Q] D Garza (MEX) / E Nunez (USA) 61 61
[WC] T Dent (USA) / J Gambill (USA) d S Bangoura (USA) / M Sinha (USA) 64 63

ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, MAY 06, 2010
STADIUM start 11:00 am
J Ward (GBR) vs K Nishikori (JPN)
B Reynolds (USA) vs [4] R Sweeting (USA)

Not Before 3:30 PM
[6] D Young (USA) vs R Deheart (USA)
[WC] T Dent (USA) / J Gambill (USA) vs A Kuznetsov (USA) / R Sweeting (USA)

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
C Gard (ROU) vs T Smyczek (USA)
P Capdeville (CHI) vs [7] A Kuznetsov (USA)
J Baker (GBR) / J Ward (GBR) vs I Klec (SVK) / M Ryderstedt (SWE)
[WC] C Parr (USA) / T Paul (USA) vs [WC] B Reynolds (USA) / F Wolmarans (RSA)

COURT 6 start 11:00 am
G Jones (AUS) vs [8] R Kendrick (USA)
J Sirianni (AUS) vs J Statham (NZL)
[5] M Yani (USA) vs [Q] L Gregorc (SLO)
[1] T Huey (PHI) / H Mankad (IND) vs G Jones (AUS) / J Statham (NZL)

 
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(SAVANNAH, GA) USTA SAVANNAH CHALLENGER RESULTS FOR MAY 4 – LINE UP FOR MAY 5

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TAIL 2010 USTA SAVANNAH CHALLENGER – SAVANNAH, USA
$ 50,000.00
MAY 01 – MAY 09, 2010

RESULTS – MAY 04, 2010
Men’s
Singles – First Round
T Smyczek (USA) d [2] [LL] K Hensel (AUS) 64 64
J Ward (GBR) d [3] B Dabul (ARG) 63 61
[6] D Young (USA) d [WC] G Ouellette (USA) 61 62

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, MAY 05, 2010
STADIUM start 10:00 am
[Q] C Mamiit (PHI) vs K Nishikori (JPN) – To finish 1-0
[WC] F Wolmarans (RSA) vs R Deheart (USA)

Not Before 1:00 PM
[1] T Dent (USA) vs J Sirianni (AUS)
A Kuznetsov (USA) / R Sweeting (USA) vs [2] K Hensel (AUS) / A Hubble (AUS)
S Bangoura (USA) / M Sinha (USA) vs [WC] T Dent (USA) / J Gambill (USA)

COURT 3 start 10:00 am
V Pospisil (CAN) vs G Jones (AUS) – To finish 3-1
A Satschko (GER) vs C Gard (ROU)

Not Before 1:00 PM
P Capdeville (CHI) / B Dabul (ARG) vs G Jones (AUS) / J Statham (NZL)
[3] V Pospisil (CAN) / A Siljestrom (SWE) vs J Baker (GBR) / J Ward (GBR)

COURT 6 start 10:00 am
J Baker (GBR) vs [4] R Sweeting (USA) – To finish 1-0
I Klec (SVK) vs [8] R Kendrick (USA)

Not Before 1:00 PM
[WC] C Parr (USA) / T Paul (USA) vs [Q] D Garza (MEX) / E Nunez (USA)
B Battistone (USA) / R Deheart (USA) vs I Klec (SVK) / M Ryderstedt (SWE)
[WC] B Reynolds (USA) / F Wolmarans (RSA) vs [4] J Sirianni (AUS) / M Torres (BRA)

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Michael Loo
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(NEWCOMB, MD) Book Two just released, “To Touch the Wind … Potomac River Fever” by Pete Imirie

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Book Two just released, "To Touch the Wind … Potomac River Fever" by Pete Imirie, a nautical reference of the boating world as seen through the imagination of children

(NEWCOMB, MD) Book Two of the To Touch the Wind series continues the Downey Family chronicles.  A host of loveable characters cross paths searching for the lost treasure of Captain Jack Clayton on St. Clements Island.  Pirates, ghosts, an abandoned lighthouse are all within reach of the children’s hand made boats.

The To Touch the Wind series is both a fictional and non-fiction nautical reference offering a peek at the boating world as seen through the eyes and imagination of children.  There are characters children will never forget, parents can blame, and grandparents remember.  Each volume is jam-packed with delightful stories, maritime traditions and classic recipes that have graced the tables of the Maryland tidewater for centuries.

Book two, Potomac River Fever, has a special feature included. “Chessie and Me” offers detailed plans and step-by-step instructions on how to build a boat for children, wee pirates and other such rascals.

About the Author
Capt. Pete Imirie is a retired commercial boat skipper, coach Boatwright and child of Maryland’s tidewater.  He is best known the thousands of youngsters who built their own Chessie boats.  The recipient of many awards including the MNRP boater safety instructors Hall of Fame, he continues to speak, write and teach family boater safety at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

About the Artist
Carol Stuart Watson showed her interest in art as a young child.  A Maryland native, she became noteworthy as both as an historical artist and illustrator to the pages of well known works.  Taken from us in the prime of her professional life, Carol’s early works are showcased on the covers of the To Touch the Wind series.  They are magnificent pieces of Maryland history and an ever-lasting memory of Carol’s passion.

    

    

CONTACT
Peter R. Imirie
P.O. Box 53
Newcomb, MD  21653
To Touch the Wind … Potomac River Fever
By Pete Imirie
Published by Infinity Publishing
Front Cover –  Watercolor by artist Carol Stuart Watson
Soft Cover 5.5 x 8.5, 285 pages
 $16.95
 Signed copies available in book stores, or by ordering at PRImirie@aol.com
 Retail/Wholesale info @ www.bbotw.com
    

  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) USTA SAVANNAH CHALLENGER RESULTS FOR MAY 3 – LINE UP FOR MAY 4

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TAIL 2010 USTA SAVANNAH CHALLENGER – SAVANNAH, USA
$ 50,000.00
MAY 01 – MAY 09, 2010

RESULTS – MAY 03, 2010
Men’s
Singles – First Round

[5] M Yani (USA) d L Cook (USA) 64 61
[7] A Kuznetsov (USA) d [WC] J Gambill (USA) 62 62
J Statham (NZL) d [Q] N Monroe (USA) 63 64
P Capdeville (CHI) d J Witten (USA) 63 61
[Q] L Gregorc (SLO) d [Q] R Borvanov (USA) 36 75 63
B Reynolds (USA) d [WC] D Kosakowski (USA) 46 64 60

Men’s
Doubles – First Round

[1] T Huey (PHI) / H Mankad (IND) d L Cook (USA) / T Smyczek (USA) 61 64

Mens
Qualifying Doubles – Finals

Qualifying – [2] D Garza (MEX) / E Nunez (USA) d [WC] S Bangoura (USA) / M Sinha (USA) 63 63

ORDER OF PLAY – TUESDAY, MAY 04, 2010
STADIUM start 10:30 am
[6] D Young (USA) vs [WC] G Ouellette (USA)
[Q] C Mamiit (PHI) vs K Nishikori (JPN)
[WC] F Wolmarans (RSA) vs R Deheart (USA)

Not Before 4:30 PM
[1] T Dent (USA) vs J Sirianni (AUS)

COURT 3 start 10:30 am
[3] B Dabul (ARG) vs J Ward (GBR)
V Pospisil (CAN) vs G Jones (AUS)
A Satschko (GER) vs C Gard (ROU)
[WC] C Parr (USA) / T Paul (USA) vs [Q] D Garza (MEX) / E Nunez (USA)

COURT 6 start 10:30 am
T Smyczek (USA) vs [2] [LL] K Hensel (AUS)
J Baker (GBR) vs [4] R Sweeting (USA)
I Klec (SVK) vs [8] R Kendrick (USA)
P Capdeville (CHI) / B Dabul (ARG) vs G Jones (AUS) / J Statham (NZL)

New Invention, Hanger Glove, Creates a Positive First Impression

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According to the Association for Psychological Science (APS), a series of studies by Princeton psychologists found that people form first impressions in just a tenth of a second. The speed with which we draw conclusions means that our appearance is a big part of how those around us perceive us as individuals. The studies also note that first impressions can be extremely difficult to overcome

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“More than half of a first impression is affected by appearance – clothes, make-up, body language, gestures and facial expressions,” said Mahena Stief, a business psychologist and interview coach. A well-pressed and polished look can go a long way when interacting with business colleagues, friends, or a potential date.

Hanger Glove, a new product on the market, can help accentuate clothing to help make any first impression a positive one. Andrea Howard, the creator, took painstaking effort to ensure that her product would prevent clothing from slipping and crumpling on the floor. This elegant hanger cover, created out of a special material and neoprene, also eliminates shoulder marks and helps clothing keep its form. Howard recently received a patent for her original invention, which tackles some of the biggest issues women have with their closet space.

“All I wanted was something that would keep my clothes on the hangers, off my closet floor, not leave shoulder bumps and sag marks, and allow me to recycle my existing hangers. How hard could it be?” Howard said.

After searching for solutions and finding none, Howard took matters into her own hands. She created various prototypes of the Hanger Glove, in different colors and shapes, testing them with her friends and family. Just as she had hoped, the Hanger Glove became the perfect solution, by turning the impractical hangers she already owned into valuable hangers she could actually use.

Natali Johnson of Atlanta, Georgia works for Turner Broadcasting Systems, and always has to look her best for the job. Hanger Glove has helped her clothing stay pristine and allowed her to focus instead on her career. “I have used the Hanger Glove with some of my worst culprits: strappy tanktops, v-neck blouses, and heavy sweaters. It has been a huge help,” Johnson said.

Hanger Glove is also both environmentally and financially friendly. At less than five dollars each, Hanger Glove can stretch to fit over any ordinary clothes hangers to recycle them into the perfect closet accessory for anyone seeking a well-organized closet and a tidy appearance.

“I never felt like I was asking too much to be able to purchase a product like the Hanger Glove,” Howard said. “Now every time I flip through my closet deciding what to wear, nothing slips off the hanger and onto the floor. The Hanger Glove was my investment in the care of my family’s clothes.”

About Hanger Glove
Hanger Glove was born out of a woman’s frustration while trying to clean her closet. Andrea Howard, a Savannah local for more than forty years, came to the conclusion that no hanger on the market could prevent clothing from slipping while eliminating shoulder marks. She used her creativity and previous experience from the advertising industry to create a product that could meet those needs, while allowing women to recycle their current clothes hangers. Hanger Glove’s goal is to provide a simple, yet practical solution to problems associated with ordinary clothes hangers. For additional details about Hanger Glove, please visit Andrea Howard’s website, www.hangerglove.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) MAY 1 RESULTS for TAIL 2010 USTA SAVANNAH CHALLENGER

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TAIL 2010 USTA SAVANNAH CHALLENGER – SAVANNAH, USA
$ 50,000.00

 

TAIL 2010 USTA SAVANNAH CHALLENGER – SAVANNAH, USA
$ 50,000.00
MAY 01 – MAY 09, 2010

RESULTS – MAY 01, 2010

Mens
Qualifying Singles – Second Round
Qualifying – L Gregorc (SLO) d C Parr (USA) 62 62
Qualifying – N Monroe (USA) d M Ryderstedt (SWE) 26 63 62
Qualifying – D Garza (MEX) d J Valenti (USA) 63 64
Qualifying – E Nunez (USA) d [WC] M Sinha (USA) 61 62
Qualifying – R Borvanov (USA) d T Paul (USA) 64 64
Qualifying – S Bangoura (USA) d N Basilashvili (GEO) 62 63
First Round
Qualifying – N Kryvonos (USA) d [WC] T Mule (GBR) 75 62
Qualifying – A Hubble (AUS) d C Kwon (USA) 36 63 63

ORDER OF PLAY – SUNDAY, MAY 02, 2010
STADIUM start 10:00 am
Qualifying – A Hubble (AUS) vs C Mamiit (PHI)
Qualifying – N Monroe (USA) vs E Nunez (USA)
Qualifying – K Hensel (AUS) or N Kryvonos (USA) vs A Hubble (AUS) or C Mamiit (PHI) – After suitable rest

COURT 3 start 10:00 am
Qualifying – D Garza (MEX) vs R Borvanov (USA)

COURT 6 start 10:00 am
Qualifying – K Hensel (AUS) vs N Kryvonos (USA)
Qualifying – L Gregorc (SLO) vs S Bangoura (USA)
 

 

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Savannah attracting Boomers planning ahead for their retirement

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City’s charm coupled with low prices and interest rates, are convincing future retirees and second home buyers to take the plunge

(SAVANNAH) – Everyone’s looking around at real estate prices these days wishing they had the means to take advantage of the opportunity. One group is seizing the opportunity – people who are planning to retire in Savannah or have a second home here. “They’re seeing it as an opportune time to buy property because it’s at such a good price now and such a good value,” said Celia Dunn of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty. For some time, people planning to move here or have a vacation home have been browsing, and now they’re buying.

One out-of-town couple just bought a home in downtown Savannah that they will rent out for a couple of years and then move into when they retire. The husband is a high-level executive who used to work in Savannah. Their grown children said they’d like to come visit in Savannah but not the other areas the couple considered for retirement, such as Ponte Vedra, Florida.

“People are seeing our city as a very attractive alternative to Florida – Savannah’s history and beauty really strike a chord with people,” Dunn said. “It’s a place where they’d like to live.”
“We are very welcoming and accepting of new people and they feel comfortable here,” she said, explaining that the friendliness of the people is a crucial part of the reason people find the area attractive. Because of the recreational opportunities with the rivers, coast, beach and mild climate, people can readily imagine how much fun it would be to live here, she said. The cultural opportunities and the iconic tree coverage help seal the deal.

Joseph Marinelli, president of Savannah Convention & Visitors Bureau, has seen how Savannah can attract buyers.

“Savannah continues to grow in popularity with folks that came here as tourists and then choose to relocate or retire here,” Marinelli said. “Savannah attracts nearly 7 million visitors each year, and many end up falling in love with the area and relocating here.

“Our tourism bureau gets many requests from people who have recently visited the area and now want relocation information to move their residence and/or business to Savannah,” he said. “Local real estate agents report that many visitors to Savannah quickly fall in love with the city and decide to buy a home or purchase property in the area.”

Sara Jospin, an associate broker with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, just sold a townhouse downtown to a client who’s been looking here for two or three years. It is a second home, though he might retire here. He had bought a second home here several years ago but sold it because the home didn’t fit his needs. He ended up missing Savannah, though and wanted to buy another place here.

Another couple is buying a townhouse downtown and will retire there in four years. In the meantime, the California couple will get income from the townhouse through the executive rental business, where people will rent it for a minimum of three days. They can schedule times when they come to visit and stay in the townhouse, explained Susan Myers, an associate broker with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty.

One couple just bought a bank-owned condo downtown to keep as a second home long-term. In the short-term, their child, who just graduated from SCAD, will live in it, said their agent, Helen Williams Johnson with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty.

Myers has another client buying a townhouse downtown as a long-term investment. The client’s child attends Savannah College of Art and Design. Myers is also working with a SCAD graduate who is buying a downtown townhouse for his family.

“They all love Savannah and the sense of place it has,” Myers said. “They love the ambience, walking downtown and how friendly people are here.” One of the clients also looked at Charleston but thought it seemed more like a museum while Savannah had more of a living historic district. The clients think Savannah real estate prices are a bargain, Myers said, and the low interest rates make it an ideal time to buy for them.

“Some of these properties are such a good deal,” Myers said.

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. Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. 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 http://www.celiadunnsir.com. To contact the Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900.
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