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June 2011

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, June 27, 2011

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Adele Randall, native Augustan who has lived on Pine Street since 1959, is the subject of a lively human-interest story forthcoming by The Augusta Chronicle. Randall is slated to move into a new home in Heritage Pine, next door to where she has lived her entire adult life.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) The New Bethlehem Community Center launches its Summer Enrichment Camp, July 11-29, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Ages: 5 to 13. Registration fee is $25.00 for first child and $15.00 for each additional child. There is no additional cost. Parents must provide transportation. Call 706-722-0086 for more information.
www.newbethlehemcommunitycenter.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) Georgia Trend Magazine and Verge magazine are tee-ing up in-depth stories on the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem, both to be released in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is holding Toddler Time: Art Adventures with Nature. Thursday, July 7, 10:00–11:00 a.m., or 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. View paintings from the exhibition of Philip Juras: The Southern Frontier and listen to Deborah Kogan Ray’s children’s book The Flower Hunter
www.themorris.org

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Housing and Community Development Department has been invited by the state office of HUD to make a presentation on best practices, showcasing the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem. Tuesday, June 28th in Atlanta, Ga.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta Tomorrow is pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Convention of the International Congress on New Urbanism recognized the Augusta Sustainable Development Agenda (Augusta’s comprehensive Master Plan completed in October 2010) as one of 18 from around the world for its innovative holistic approach and comprehensive urban design.
www.augustatomorrow.org

(AUGUSTA, GA) The first annual BLOCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL celebration, which took place on Pine Street on May 7, has gone “prime time” with the launch of a video on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kIO3OvI1O4

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Regional Library is hosting a number of events this week, all open to the public. Lunch Bunch Book Discussion of The Walk by Richard Paul Evans @ Headquarters Library, June 28th from 11:30-1:00 PM; Belly Dancing for Beginners @ Headquarters Library, June 30th @ 6:30 pm. Savannah River Brass Works, Tuesday, June 28, 8:00 P.M. @ Appleby Branch Library.
http://www.ecgrl.public.lib.ga.us/

Jordan Bradford Joins RPI as Estimator

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(SAVANNAH, GA / RICHMOND HILL, GA) RPI, a roofing company based in Richmond Hill, Georgia, is pleased to announce that Jordan Bradford has been hired as an estimator in the company’s Commercial Division. Bradford previously worked at RPI in 2008 and served as an intern at the company in 2009 and 2010.

In his new position, Bradford will focus on attending pre-bids, bidding commercial and industrial new roof construction, and negotiating private reroof construction for low slope, metal, steep slope and coated roofing projects.

“We are pleased to welcome Jordan Bradford back to the RPI family,” says John Reynolds, president of RPI. “He has proved to be an invaluable member of our team over the past few years and will be an asset to our Commercial Division.”

In his previous positions with RPI, Bradford worked on the construction end, helping install two-ply SBS modified bitumen roofs, fully adhered TPO roofs, mechanically attached PVC roofs and many other types of roofing systems. He also worked in the office, gaining experience with administration work, project management and estimating.

In addition to working at RPI, Bradford completed an internship with Pope Construction in Statesboro in 2008, installing footings and slabs at Richmond Hill Elementary School while helping oversee the job site.

A native of Birmingham Alabama, Bradford moved to Richmond Hill when he was 10. He will graduate from Georgia Southern University in December with a bachelor of science degree in construction management. Bradford is a member of the university’s Construction Management Guild and has received Dean’s List honors for the past two semesters.

“Since my first day working at RPI, I knew this was the place for me,” says Bradford. “To me, RPI is a family. Everyone does their part and they enjoy doing it. It feels good to finally be a full-time member of RPI, and I am looking forward to influencing the company in the best way possible.”

RPI (Roofing Professionals, Inc.) has served residential, commercial and industrial clients for more than 11 years, providing professional roofing solutions from standard maintenance to restoration and replacement. In addition to offering traditional roofing services to customers in Southeast Georgia and South Carolina, RPI specializes in green roofing initiatives. RPI was recently presented with a 2011 Firestone Partner in Quality Award for its dedication to roofing system excellence and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. For more information, please call 912-756-ROOF (7663), email info@rpiroof.com or visit www.rpiroof.com.

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES – June 20, 2011

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES – June 20, 2011

(AUGUSTA, GA) Dana Bourland, Vice President of Green Initiatives for the Enterprise Community Partners, based in Baltimore, MD, toured Laney Walker/Bethelehem on Thursday, June 16, as part of a fact-finding mission to pursue closer partnering efforts on sustainability efforts in Augusta’s urban core.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta Tomorrow is pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Convention of the International Congress on New Urbanism recognized the Augusta Sustainable Development Agenda (Augusta’s comprehensive Master Plan completed in October 2010) as one of 18 from around the world for its innovative holistic approach and comprehensive urban design.
www.augustatomorrow.org

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Housing and Community Development Department will be teeing up eight new home construction starts on Pine Street. The work, to be done by J&B Construction (Augusta)and Summech (Atlanta), will result in most of Laney Walker/Bethelehem’s pioneer development, Heritage Pine, being built out by the end of 2011.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) The New Bethlehem Community Center launches its Summer Enrichment Camp, July 11-29, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Ages: 5 to 13. Registration fee is $25.00 for first child and $15.00 for each additional child. There is no additional cost. Parents must provide transportation. Call 706-722-0086 for more information.
www.newbethlehemcommunitycenter.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum is showcasing Keith Gehle’s “soothing selectionn of beautiful guitar compositions.” FREE. Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m.
www.themorris.org

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker Neighborhood Association is holding its monthly meeting Monday, June 20, 7 pm at Dyess Park Community Center. Free and open to the public, every third Monday of the month.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The group is called World Changers, and it is part of a short-term mission sponsored by the Southern Baptist Convention missionary agency aimed at reducing substandard housing in the United States and abroad. The students came to Augusta from churches in Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana to repair homes for the week.
http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2011-06-14/teens-take-part-summer-mission

(AUGUSTA, GA) The first annual BLOCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL celebration, which took place on Pine Street on May 7, is going “prime time” with the launch of a video on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kIO3OvI1O4

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES™, June 13, 2011

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Vegetables are ready!!! The Bethlehem Community Garden has broccoli, lettuce and chard ready to be picked, with more coming available. Feel free to stop by and enjoy! The Bethlehem Community Garden is located on the corner of Clay Street and Conklin Avenue (just one block from Wrightsboro Road) between Augusta Avenue and 12th Street.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Housing and Community Development Department will be teeing up eight new home construction starts on Pine Street. The work, to be done by J&B Construction (Augusta)and Summech (Atlanta), will result in most of Laney Walker/Bethelehem’s pioneer development, Heritage Pine, being built out by the end of 2011.
http://www.heritagepineaugusta.com/

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker Neighborhood Association is holding its monthly meeting Monday, June 20, 7 pm at Dyess Park Community Center. Free and open to the public, every third Monday of the month.

(AUGUSTA, GA) Taking its show on the road. The story of the revitalization effort of Laney Walker/Bethlehem, recently showcased at the Georgia Planning Association’s semi-annual conference in Peacthree City, has various planning directors and municipalities from around the state calling for an encore presentation: June 17th in Americus, GA
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) Morris receives national press: NBC’s Early Today show featured the Morris Museum of Art exhibition, Charleston Renaissance June 2
http://bit.ly/md7uCS

www.themorris.org

(AUGUSTA,GA) Destination Downtown Augusta is holding its monthly Connect Augusta breakfast meeting on Tuesday, June 14th at 8:15 am the 3rd floor conference room of the W.R. Toole Building, 1005 Broad St. This month’s meeting will feature a presentation on the Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization effort by Chester Wheeler, Director of the Augusta Housing Department and Jesse Willes, President of APD.
www.dasquared.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) The first annual BLOCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL celebration, which took place on Pine Street on May 7, is going “prime time” with the launch of a video on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kIO3OvI1O4
 
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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, June 6, 2011

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah area unemployment decreases in April to 8.5%. http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2011-05-26/savannah-area-unemployment-decreases-april-85-percent

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) RPI, a roofing company based in Richmond Hill, Georgia, was recently presented with a 2011 Firestone Partner in Quality Award for its dedication to roofing system excellence. The honor was presented by Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer of various types of roofs. RPI was among 205 companies throughout North America to receive this industry acknowledgement. www.rpiroof.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Casey M. Schivera has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty as a sales associate. With knowledge about neighborhoods all over Savannah and surrounding areas, Schivera listens to clients’ needs and works to find the right match for them.

www.celiadunnsir.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Martha Stewart talks about the importance of finding a SCORE business mentor

http://www.marthastewart.com/342260/tips-for-small-business-owners

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Business of the Year. Awards will be presented June 28, 2011 at the Savannah Marriott, To nominate or buy tickets call 912.644.6434

 

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Corporate Breakfast will be held on Friday, June 10th at the Savannah Golf Club, 1661 President’s Street, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.  Please RSVP by June 3 to Jean Doliber at 912-897-1300 or jean.doliber@lls.org

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society presents The Night of Champions, June 9 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown at 6pm http://www.nightofchampions.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents 3207 Oakwood Drive in Thunderbolt. This charming three bedroom cottage sits on a large lot and is just steps away from scenic River Drive.This home offers a new roof and a new HVAC plus hardwood floors throughout. Contact agent Chris White, 912.484.0484, Chris.White@SothebysRealty.com

http://www.celiadunnsir.com/listings_detail.asp?listingID=1475 
 

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, upcoming events: http://savannahchamber.com/events.php

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE will host a FREE business roundtable, for peer to peer problem solving, June 9 at noon. To register call 912.652.-4335. http://www.scoresav.org/score/blog/score-sponsors-small-business-roundtables-gg-rigsbyhttp://www.scoresav.org/score/blog/score-sponsors-small-business-roundtables-gg-rigsby

(SAVANNAH, GA) Shauntia Lewis, Career Center Manager for the Goodwill Industires of the Coastal Empire, Inc. spoke to Rotaryin McIntosh Co.
 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bands-for-Bama raised over $40K yesterday. They are still taking donations.

http://www.wtoc.com/Global/story.asp?S=14843303

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES™, June 6, 2011

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES™, June 6, 2011

(AUGUSTA, GA) The first annual BLOCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL celebration, which took place on Pine Street on May 7, is going “prime time” with the launch of a video on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kIO3OvI1O4

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History announces its 20th anniversary celebration, to take place on June 11 with a street party and reception. Details forthcoming.
http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/index.htm

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Housing and Community Development Department will be teeing up eight new home construction starts on Pine Street. The work, to be done by J&B Construction (Augusta)and Summech (Atlanta), will result in most of Laney Walker/Bethelehem’s pioneer development, Heritage Pine, being built out by the end of 2011.
http://www.heritagepineaugusta.com/

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker Neighborhood Association is holding its monthly meeting Monday, June 20, 7 pm at Dyess Park Community Center. Free and open to the public, every third Monday of the month.

(AUGUSTA, GA) Taking its show on the road. The story of the revitalization effort of Laney Walker/Bethlehem, recently showcased at the Georgia Planning Association’s semi-annual conference in Peacthree City, has various planning directors and municipalities from around the state calling for an encore presentation: June 17th in Americus, GA
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) Art at Lunch and Jewelry Trunk Show: The Morris Museum is showcasing Gogo Ferguson, who will be discussing her unique jewelry and home accessory creations. Friday, June 17th, at noon. www.themorris.org

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Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes New Sales Agent

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(SAVANNAH, Georgia) – Casey M. Schivera has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty as a sales associate.  With knowledge about neighborhoods all over Savannah and surrounding areas, Schivera listens to clients’ needs and works to find the right match for them.  “It’s crucial to listen to the client and to then work tirelessly to give excellent customer service,” Schivera said.  
Previously, Schivera worked as a Senior Sales and Specialty Pharmaceutical Representative for more than 10 years, calling on primary care, internists, Obstectricians, psychiatrists, urologists, and cardiologists. She graduated from University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with Geography/Geology majors.

Schivera is very active in the community. She is on the Habersham YMCA Board of Directors and the Camp Villa Marie Advisory Board. A Junior League of Savannah Sustainer, she volunteers with Historic Savannah Foundation and is the Blessed Sacrament School Volunteer Chair-elect. Previously she volunteered with the American Red Cross Paint the Town Red Campaign. Schivera is a member of Ardsley Park/Chatham Crescent Neighborhood Association and the Savannah Bama Club, and she helped start the swim team at The Savannah Golf Club in 2010. She is married to Matthew Schivera and has two children.  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 336 Buck Island Road 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.

Richmond Hill’s RPI Roofing Honored with Firestone’s Distinguished Roofing Industry Award

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(SAVANNAH, GA / RICHMOND HILL, GA) RPI, a roofing company based in Richmond Hill, Georgia, was recently presented with a 2011 Firestone Partner in Quality Award for its dedication to roofing system excellence. The honor was presented by Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer of various types of roofs. RPI was among 205 companies throughout North America to receive this industry acknowledgement.

“Firestone strives to provide high-quality products and superior warranty programs, but a vital factor in our success is our network of exceptional commercial roofing contractors,” says Tim Dunn, president of Firestone Building Products. “RPI consistently upholds high industry standards, demonstrates outstanding workmanship and is a prime example of top quality commercial and industrial roofing installations that Firestone can stand behind.”

The Firestone Partner in Quality Award is awarded to contractors who installed a minimum of four warranted Firestone roofs in each of the past five years, maintained at least one million square feet of Firestone roofs under warranty and achieved an annual Quality Incidence Rating (QIR) of 2.0 or less. The Firestone QIR measures each contractor’s quality performance based on warranty repair incidences per million square feet under warranty.

“RPI is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality roof installation and maintenance, and we always put customer service and satisfaction first. It is an honor to receive this prestigious award from Firestone in recognition of our commitment to quality and service,” says John Reynolds, president of RPI.

About RPI
RPI (Roofing Professionals, Inc.) has served residential, commercial and industrial clients for more than 11 years, providing professional roofing solutions from standard maintenance to restoration and replacement. In addition to offering traditional roofing services to customers in Southeast Georgia and South Carolina, RPI specializes in green roofing initiatives. RPI has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. For more information, please call 912-756-ROOF (7663), email info@rpiroof.com or visit http://www.rpiroof.com/.

About Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (FSBP) is a leading manufacturer of EPDM, TPO, asphalt and metal roofing systems, polyiso insulation, and accessories for the commercial roofing industry. Firestone also offers a number of green roofing products including photovoltaic, daylighting and vegetative roofing systems. Beyond superior roofing products, FSBP offers installation expertise and product support through roofing solutions and technical services departments and an international network of roofing contractors, distributors and field sales representatives. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., FSBP is a subsidiary of Firestone Diversified Products, LLC (FSDP). Visit the FSBP website at www.firestonebpco.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) “Bands for Bama” a fund raiser June 5, 2011

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SAVANNAH, GA — The

region’s top bands will headline

an afternoon filled with

festivities for all ages as The

Savannah Bama Club unites with

local businesses to raise funds for

the tornado victims of Alabama’s

hardest hit areas. The city’s most

iconic symbol of hospitality, The

Waving Girl, will mark the spot for the June 5 event, “Bands for Bama,” orchestrated by

more than 100 members of the club who have been working behind the scenes for the

past few weeks.

Organizers say the lush riverfront setting at Morrell Park will provide a picturesque stage

for food, fun, and some of the area’s most tempting local fare, and proceeds from

admissions and concessions will go directly to the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund of

Alabama (GERF). Local bands including Junkyard Angel, Wormsloe, Southern Tide

Bluegrass Band, and Jeff Beasley, will be playing throughout the afternoon. A silent

auction will be ongoing and items included in the auction are an impressive array of

signed sports memorabilia, resort packages, restaurant gift certificates, and more! A

variety of children’s activities — from face painting to Silly Dilly the Clown and a

bounce castle — will round out the event’s family theme.

Admission is $30 for families and $15 per person (half price with Military ID). Children

under the age of 12 are admitted free. All proceeds are 100 percent tax deductible and

checks should be made out to Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund of Alabama. Tickets

are available the day of the event at the gate. Visit the Facebook page at Savannah-Bama

Aid for more information. Contact Michael Taylor, president of the Savannah Bama

Club, at taylorme@comcast.net, or by calling, (912) 441-1168, to make a donation.