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August 2010

SMOKE FREE SAVANNAH Vote will be held at 2pm Aug 26 City Hall. PLEASE ATTEND

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On Thursday, August 26th, the Savannah City Council will VOTE TO APPROVE the proposed smoke-free air ordinance – at least we hope they will! Healthy Savannah needs YOU to help pass this important ordinance which will ensure the right to breathe smoke-free air in our community.

The vote will be held at 2:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. Please plan to attend and support the City Council as they enact this significant health policy measure.

The ordinance makes ALL workplaces smoke-free including the current exceptions to Georgia’s smoke-free law:

Outdoor eating areas in restaurants

All bars and restaurants

Long-term care facilities

Private and semi-private rooms in health care facilities

International airports

Convention facilities

Private clubs

Retail tobacco stores

Distances 10 feet from the entrance to any public building

Call and send messages of support to the Mayor and Aldermen. Please ask them to support the ordinance and to make certain outdoor eating areas are 100% smoke-free!

Mayor Otis Johnson 912-651-6444 otis_johnson@savannahga.gov

Mayor Pro Tem Edna Jackson 912-355-6323 EdnaJackson3@comcast.net

Alderman Jeff Felser 912-232-5353 jfelser@sabrelink.com

Alderman Van Johnson 912-236-9494 aldermanjohnson1@aol.com

Alderwoman Mary Osborne 912-507-7186 alderwoman.osborne@gmail.com

Alderman Larry Stuber 912-354-0357 larrystuber@bellsouth.net

Alderwoman Mary Ellen Sprague 912-232-2484 memesprague@juno.com

Alderman Clifton Jones 912-232-3270 cliftonjjr@aol.com

Alderman Tony Thomas 912-927-7170 aldermanthomas@aol.com

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(SAVANNAH-BLUFFTON) Lynne Bozeman, Tom Sharpe, and Lauren Tomhave of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s Internatio

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(SAVANNAH-BLUFFTON)  Lynne Bozeman, Tom Sharpe, and Lauren Tomhave of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty recently earned the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation from the Georgia and National Association of REALTORS®.

They join other top producers in the residential real estate industry who hold the GRI designation across the nation. They completed the 90-hour curriculum required to achieve the highly acclaimed designation by attending an intensive series of instruction covering a variety of subjects including contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance and risk reduction.

With this designation and through increased awareness of current topics important to the real estate professional, such as legal issues, the Realtors can better serve prospective clients and customers.

Lynne Bozeman, a Certified Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Specialist, is a past member of the Distinguished Sales Society of the Savannah Board of Realtors and a committed real estate professional specializing in residential properties throughout Savannah, the Low Country and outer-lying areas. A Savannah resident for over 30 years, Bozeman is a member of the Isle of Hope Historical Association and a Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Savannah. As a longtime member of Wesley Monumental Methodist Church in historic downtown, she has a special interest in downtown as well as the outer areas of Savannah. Before her real estate career she taught in the Gifted Program of the local school system where she prepared and organized students for various competitions and special projects.

Tom Sharpe, SFR, LMC, has extensive experience in real estate, banking, and financial consulting, including business valuation, real estate appraisal and property management.  He has a thorough knowledge of financing strategies and investment analysis for purchasers and investors. His engineering and construction experience enables him to understand historic properties, new construction, building renovations, quality issues and creative financing options. An engineering graduate of Cornell University, Sharpe also holds an MBA in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an active member of the Downtown Neighborhood Association, Keep Savannah Beautiful Board and Georgia Historical Society. 

Lauren Tomhave, a Certified Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource, is a member of the Distinguished Sales Society of the Savannah Board of Realtors. Tomhave is currently one of three Savannah area women, working to create and establish a network to bond with the Army wives from Fort Stewart. Lauren has “adopted” eight families from the Battle Boars, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry, whose husbands were recently deployed to Iraq. She hopes to further expand this network throughout the community. Lauren serves on the Education committee of the Historic Savannah Foundation and is working to develop an accredited curriculum for the Savannah Board of Realtors, to teach the fundamentals of Historic Preservation to real estate agents. She is a member of the Telfair Museum of Art, the Corinthian Society of the Savannah College of Art and Design, the Downtown Neighborhood Association and is an active supporter of the Savannah Music Festival and the Savannah Film Festival.

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.

 


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(SAVANNAH, GA) Tommy Linstroth of Trident Sustainability Group selected to join the AIA-SDAT

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www.tridentsustainability.com

For Immediate Release:
(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Tommy Linstroth of Trident Sustainability Group has been selected to join the American Institute of Architects – Sustainable Development Assessment Team (AIA-SDAT) for a project in Pittsburgh, PA. The collaborative SDAT program brings together architects and other professionals assembled from across the country to provide a roadmap for communities seeking to improve their sustainability – as defined by a communities ability to meet the environmental, economic, and social equity needs of today without reducing the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

This project, which takes place from October 4th-8th, is focusing on the distressed
Route 51 Corridor which runs from Pittsburgh through several municipalities.

"This is a great opportunity to bring in experts from across the country and help
revitalized a distressed part of a vital community, said Tommy Linstroth, Principal of
Trident Sustainability Group. "Hopefully this area can have a ripple effect across the
region."

Trident Sustainability Group is a full-service sustainability and green building
consulting firm that focuses on providing triple bottom line solutions to a diverse range
of clients both locally and nationwide. Trident provides hands on guidance on green
building design and construction and offers extensive development-based expertise
to help clients achieve LEED certification for their projects. Trident also provides
institutional sustainability services to organizations, from nonprofit and small business
to municipalities and government agencies looking to decrease energy and water
consumption, improve indoor air quality, and reduce their environmental footprint.

Tommy Linstroth

Tommy Linstroth of Trident Sustainability Group has been selected to join the AIA-SDAT for a project in Pittsburgh, PA

SAVANNAH, GA) Next Generation to hold First Annual BBQ, Brews and Bluegrass Fundraiser Oct 3

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Next Generation invites you to their First Annual BBQ, Brews and Bluegrass Fundraiser for Memorial’s Children’s Hospital ON Sunday, October 3rd from 3-7pm at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum. Music by Steward & Winfield.  Activities include train rides, face painting, bouncy houses, pumpkin patch and art. A large pumpkin patch will offer pumpkins and mums, with local photographer Lyn Bonham on hand for photos. Tickets available at www.nextgenerationsavannah.com or can be purchased at the door.

Savannah Hardscapes is paving the way in the Savannah Historic District

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(HARDEEVILLE, SC)  Taken a stroll through downtown Savannah, lately?  Few cities can compare to the breath-taking beauty, stimulating scenery and unique beat to be found there. 

 www.savannahhardscapes.com

Recently ranked as one of the top 10 best walking cities in the U.S. by Walking Magazine, downtown Savannah is one of the largest National Historic Landmark districts in the country.

Enchanted Oaks, cobblestone streets, elaborate mansions, and historic squares make Savannah a very special place.  Founded in the 1700’s, downtown Savannah is made up primarily of brick and stone, with streets that are laid out in a perfect grid, demonstrating early colonial city planning.

The art of masonry can be seen throughout downtown Savannah and is certainly part of its unspoken appeal.  The beautiful stone work involved in constructing these downtown hardscapes is significant, and gives Savannah its distinct essence. 

Bluestone, an organic stone derived of sandstone and quartz crystal, along with Savannah Grey Bricks which are the large reddish-brown bricks found throughout the historic district, are the elements which combine to give Savannah’s signature look. 

According to William Rhangos, who co-owns the company Savannah Hardscapes with his brother Jonathan, Bluestone is a key element featured throughout this area and has historical precedence which dates back over one hundred years. 

“Bluestone pavers are visually appealing pavers of natural stone ranging in color from blue-grey and green-grey to lilac,” says Rhangos.  “These muted tones make up a pleasant color palette and blend well with Savannah’s current structures and scenery.” 

Savannah Hardscapes—a Savannah company importing and distributing products globally—specializes in the sale and installation of stone, pavers, brick, stucco, mosaics, antique materials, fountains, fireplaces, outdoor furniture and architectural elements for both residential, commercial and public projects throughout the southeast. 

Savannah Hardscapes has been involved in a variety of public and private historic renovations and decorative outdoor installations throughout the downtown area including Ellis Square, Johnson Square, Forsyth Park and the sidewalks surrounding City Hall.  

The city squares are among the most delightful features in the area.  Savannah Squares are small parks shaded by oak trees that are dripping with moss.  Rich in history and complete with benches, fountains or monuments, the 22 squares are a Savannah staple. 

Two of the most popular squares in town are Johnson and Ellis Squares.  The recently renovated Johnson Square is one of Savannah’s first and largest. 

Ellis Square, newly raised in the space of Savannah’s original “city market”, is located between the new Avia Hotel and the current and very popular City Market.  Interactive fountains and an artistic hardscape of natural stone makes Ellis the most progressive of squares, adding a contemporary vibe and making it a current hot spot for tourists and locals alike.

The Historic Savannah Foundation’s long standing preservation activity has ensured that the historical appeal and character of the City be maintained and enhanced.  Since the utilization of masonry pavers is historical in itself, the art of masonry is key in the design, construction and renovation of structures within the downtown area.

Many of these structures are also designed sustainably through the re-use of Savannah Grey Bricks in order to maintain the quality and look of old.  Using reclaimed materials is a central aspect of green building practices. 

According to Rhangos, Savannah Hardscapes works with a network of sources to locate and retrieve reclaimed bricks of many varieties which only become available when old buildings and streets are torn down.  

Part of the fabric of masonry construction in the area, Savannah Grey Bricks are commonly used in residential renovations to repair and create consistent looks along walk ways, walls and exterior structures such as patio gardens—all common features within the fashionable Georgian style homes lining the streets.

The recently renovated Forsyth Park—a 30 acre park established in the 1840s containing a Confederate monument, magnificent water fountains, a large lawn where locals play and lounge, and now a popular café with outdoor seating—is a local favorite.  Savannah Hardscapes facilitated the decorative outdoor installation of pavers and bricks during the large scale Forsyth renovation project, adding to the character and beauty there.

City Market, as well as River Street—a water front cobblestone drive of old cotton warehouses and stone buildings—are within walking distance to one another and the most frequented spots among visitors.  These areas feature an eclectic and fun collection of restaurants, clubs, art galleries, and souvenir shops.   

Downtown’s private spaces, however, including historic residences and spectacular patio gardens are Savannah’s secret gems. 

To capture the true essence of Savannah, visitors stroll the squares where they discover over 1,700 restored homes, museums, galleries, and shops worthy of their attention, accompanied by a backdrop of Spires from various colonial period churches which punctuate the skyline.

Residents maintain extraordinary living spaces here.  According to Rhangos, Savannah Hardscapes regularly works with clients in the area to create or modify a design, or to suggest materials for the existing structures.   

“Private residences such as these contribute to the overall beauty and feel of Savannah,” Rhangos points out. “These historic homes are now owned and resided in by individuals living and working in Savannah.” 

On any given day hundreds of folks can be found enjoying any one of Savannah’s many daily walking tours.  The Savannah Historic Foundation’s Annual Tour of Homes & Gardens is the most popular of all walking tours, offering residents and visitors alike a rare opportunity to enter some of the City’s finest private homes to admire these restored interiors, decorative patios, gardens and special furnishings that have been treasured for generations.

The historic ambiance along downtown Savannah’s attractive and varied walking paths draws an increased number of tourists to the City each year.  “Savannah Hardscapes is proud to be part of the continued restoration of this area,” says Rhangos.  “It is great to move about the city and see people enjoying these spaces.  It makes this work even more rewarding.” www.savannahhardscapes.com      843.784.6060

 

http://www.savannahhardscapes.com



William Rhangos and Jonathan Rhangos, owners of Savannah Hardscapes

Ellis Square Hardscaping by Savannah Hardscapes

Bluestones on City Hall in Savnanah provided by Savannah Hardscapes

Bricks provided by Savannah Hardscapes in Forsyth Park

Paving at the Forsyth Park Cafe, provided by Savannah Hardscapes

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sullivan Groups Hires Scott Goldsberry as Safety and Injury Prevention Manager

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For Immediate Release:

The Sullivan Group brings Scott Goldsberry to the team, offering new
safety planning abilities to its clients. www.sullivangroup.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sullivan Group now offers a new service to its
clients, Safety Program Development and Injury Prevention through Scott
Goldsberry, the team’s latest addition.

Scott will work one-on-one with clients to help them develop safety
programs that will help reduce the frequency and severity of the injuries
suffered by employees.

"Business guru, Peter Drucker, once said, ‘The first duty of business is
to survive and the guiding principle of business economics is not the
maximization of profit but the avoidance of loss,’" explains Goldsberry.
"My intent is to personify that ideal."

Relocating to Savannah in 2001, Scott has been a part of the work safety
community in cities across the country since 1980. From San Antonio,
TX to New England, he continues to see common safety challenges for all
businesses.

"The most overlooked aspect of safety is knowing how valuable a strong
safety plan can be for the overall success of the company. Most business
owners and managers are too busy running the company to learn the ins

and outs of safety. The Sullivan Group now ensures all clients maintain a
safe working environment for employees," says Scott.

"A formal safety policy not only reduces accidents by 40%, it’s also the
law."

Goldsberry recently completed courses authorizing him as an instructor in
General Industry and Construction Safety.

"We’re excited to be able to add safety and injury prevention to our list of
client services," says Rick Smith, Risk Manager for The Sullivan Group.
"Safety planning is an invaluable tool for businesses and our clients will
surely take advantage of Scott’s 30 years of experience."

Based in Savannah, Georgia, The Sullivan Group is a Human Resources
Outsourcing (HRO) company focused on supporting small and medium-
sized businesses. Serving hundreds of small businesses in Georgia
and South Carolina, The Sullivan Group provides each customer with
the critical support and expert resources needed for a wide range of
HR challenges including employee benefits, payroll, compliance tactics,
staffing and workers compensation insurance.

For more information on The Sullivan Group or the human
resource services available to their clients, visit the website at
www.simplysullivans.com.

 

 

PHOTO OF SCOTT GOLDSBERRY

SCOTT GOLDSBERRY SULLIVAN GROUP

 
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(SAVANNAH, GA) Ellis Square, Forsyth Park and Johnson Square, paved by Savannah Hardscapes

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Savannah Voted One of the Top 10 Walking Cities in the USA;                     See How One Company Has Paved the Way for Tourists and Locals Alike

(HARDEEVILLE, SC)  Taken a stroll through downtown Savannah, lately?  Few cities can compare to the breath-taking beauty, stimulating scenery and unique beat to be found there. 

Recently ranked as one of the top 10 best walking cities in the U.S. by Walking Magazine, downtown Savannah is one of the largest National Historic Landmark districts in the country.

Enchanted Oaks, cobblestone streets, elaborate mansions, and historic squares make Savannah a very special place.  Founded in the 1700’s, downtown Savannah is made up primarily of brick and stone, with streets that are laid out in a perfect grid, demonstrating early colonial city planning.

The art of masonry can be seen throughout downtown Savannah and is certainly part of its unspoken appeal.  The beautiful stone work involved in constructing these downtown hardscapes is significant, and gives Savannah its distinct essence. 

Bluestone, an organic stone derived of sandstone and quartz crystal, along with Savannah Grey Bricks which are the large reddish-brown bricks found throughout the historic district, are the elements which combine to give Savannah’s signature look. 

According to William Rhangos, who co-owns the company Savannah Hardscapes with his brother Jonathan, Bluestone is a key element featured throughout this area and has historical precedence which dates back over one hundred years. 

“Bluestone pavers are visually appealing pavers of natural stone ranging in color from blue-grey and green-grey to lilac,” says Rhangos.  “These muted tones make up a pleasant color palette and blend well with Savannah’s current structures and scenery.” 

Savannah Hardscapes—a Savannah company importing and distributing products globally—specializes in the sale and installation of stone, pavers, brick, stucco, mosaics, antique materials, fountains, fireplaces, outdoor furniture and architectural elements for both residential, commercial and public projects throughout the southeast. 

Savannah Hardscapes has been involved in a variety of public and private historic renovations and decorative outdoor installations throughout the downtown area including Ellis Square, Johnson Square, Forsyth Park and the sidewalks surrounding City Hall.  

The city squares are among the most delightful features in the area.  Savannah Squares are small parks shaded by oak trees that are dripping with moss.  Rich in history and complete with benches, fountains or monuments, the 22 squares are a Savannah staple. 

Two of the most popular squares in town are Johnson and Ellis Squares.  The recently renovated Johnson Square is one of Savannah’s first and largest. 

Ellis Square, newly raised in the space of Savannah’s original “city market”, is located between the new Avia Hotel and the current and very popular City Market.  Interactive fountains and an artistic hardscape of natural stone makes Ellis the most progressive of squares, adding a contemporary vibe and making it a current hot spot for tourists and locals alike.

The Historic Savannah Foundation’s long standing preservation activity has ensured that the historical appeal and character of the City be maintained and enhanced.  Since the utilization of masonry pavers is historical in itself, the art of masonry is key in the design, construction and renovation of structures within the downtown area.

Many of these structures are also designed sustainably through the re-use of Savannah Grey Bricks in order to maintain the quality and look of old.  Using reclaimed materials is a central aspect of green building practices. 

According to Rhangos, Savannah Hardscapes works with a network of sources to locate and retrieve reclaimed bricks of many varieties which only become available when old buildings and streets are torn down.  

Part of the fabric of masonry construction in the area, Savannah Grey Bricks are commonly used in residential renovations to repair and create consistent looks along walk ways, walls and exterior structures such as patio gardens—all common features within the fashionable Georgian style homes lining the streets.

The recently renovated Forsyth Park—a 30 acre park established in the 1840s containing a Confederate monument, magnificent water fountains, a large lawn where locals play and lounge, and now a popular café with outdoor seating—is a local favorite.  Savannah Hardscapes facilitated the decorative outdoor installation of pavers and bricks during the large scale Forsyth renovation project, adding to the character and beauty there.

City Market, as well as River Street—a water front cobblestone drive of old cotton warehouses and stone buildings—are within walking distance to one another and the most frequented spots among visitors.  These areas feature an eclectic and fun collection of restaurants, clubs, art galleries, and souvenir shops.   

Downtown’s private spaces, however, including historic residences and spectacular patio gardens are Savannah’s secret gems. 

To capture the true essence of Savannah, visitors stroll the squares where they discover over 1,700 restored homes, museums, galleries, and shops worthy of their attention, accompanied by a backdrop of Spires from various colonial period churches which punctuate the skyline.

Residents maintain extraordinary living spaces here.  According to Rhangos, Savannah Hardscapes regularly works with clients in the area to create or modify a design, or to suggest materials for the existing structures.   

“Private residences such as these contribute to the overall beauty and feel of Savannah,” Rhangos points out. “These historic homes are now owned and resided in by individuals living and working in Savannah.” 

On any given day hundreds of folks can be found enjoying any one of Savannah’s many daily walking tours.  The Savannah Historic Foundation’s Annual Tour of Homes & Gardens is the most popular of all walking tours, offering residents and visitors alike a rare opportunity to enter some of the City’s finest private homes to admire these restored interiors, decorative patios, gardens and special furnishings that have been treasured for generations.

The historic ambiance along downtown Savannah’s attractive and varied walking paths draws an increased number of tourists to the City each year.  “Savannah Hardscapes is proud to be part of the continued restoration of this area,” says Rhangos.  “It is great to move about the city and see people enjoying these spaces.  It makes this work even more rewarding.”                                                                                                  

www.savannahhardscapes.com                                                                                                      843.784.6060

   

(SAVANNAH, GA) Nine of Savannah’s most admired working women reveal the dark times behind them

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SAVANNAH WOMEN’S DARKEST HOURS
TURN TO BRIGHTEST HOPES AT AUGUST 6 BOOK SIGNING


Their stories will astound you: Nine of Savannah’s most admired working women
reveal the dark times behind them in “Secrets of the Woman in the Suit.” Meet the
authors of these inspiring stories at a book signing on Friday, August 6 at 5:30 p.m.
at thincspace, 35 Barnard Street, Suite 300, downtown. Refreshments will be served.


From two Ph.D.s to the economic development VP to the “animals’ angel,” these real
Savannah women radiate positivity and purpose. Yet all have been through desperate
times — and all are now sharing their stories to help inspire other women to persevere and
“Secrets” includes uniquely personal essays by Savannah educator Dr. Mikki Garcia,
SEDA Vice President Brynn Grant, entrepreneur Paula Kreissler, community leader
Dr. Kathryn Martin, Coastal Pet Rescue founder Lisa Scarbrough, financial planning
visionary Barbara Treadwell, AWWIN graduate Henrietta Williams and public relations
powerhouse Marjorie Young.


The book also includes the story of Sarahlyn Argrow, founder of Savannah-based
AWWIN (Assisting Working Women in Need, Inc.). Once a teen mother and high-school
dropout, Argrow is now an educated, accomplished and widely admired champion for
hard-working women throughout the Savannah area.


About AWWIN. Assisting Working Women in Need is a 501 (c) (3) corporation
established in 2000 to help Savannah women become self-sufficient. Its services
include occupational, life-skills and asset management education, along with emergency
assistance for transportation, utilities, housing and child care.
About the event and hosts. The August 6 book signing is hosted by thincspace, the
Savannah “co-working” environment that provides impressive, affordable office and
conference space for creative entrepreneurs. Information is available at thincspace.com.
For more information on AWWIN and “Secrets of the Woman in the Suit,” visit
awwin.org or call 912-659-0241. The book is also available through amazon.com,
barnesandnoble.com and authorhouse.com. All proceeds benefit AWWIN and its
programs for working mothers.