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June 2012

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JUNE 26, 2012

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design
  Assessment Team has begun its three-day workshop in Augusta, focusing
  on opportunities to connect the Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization
  Project to the downtown area. The panel will deliver its findings and
  make recommendations for a sustainability program in Augusta on
  Wednesday night. The community meeting will be held at the downtown
  Augusta library, 823 Telfair St., from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
 http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-06-25/talks-focus-connecting-laney-walker-area-downtown

 (AUGUSTA, GA) 30901 Development Corporation in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha
  Sorority, Incorporated, Zeta Xi Omega Chapter, is presenting a
  ‘free’ seminar entitled "Regaining Economic
  Security" on Saturday, June 30th, 10:00 am – 12:00 in the
  Building of Opportunity @ 1434 Poplar Street. Guest Speaker will be
  Mrs. Sandra Devoe Bland of S.J. Devoe & Associates. Seminar Topics
  will include Budgeting & Planning, Personal Finance, Your Credit
  Score, Repairing Your Credit etc. For more information contact,
  Ceminithia Grant @ (706) 823-0905.

 (AUGUSTA, GA)  Augusta’s Housing & Community Development Department will be reporting
  this week to the Augusta-Richmond County Commission on highlights of
  its Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization Project, including the
  construction of 14 new homes in its flagship Heritage Pine
  development, sales of $1.2 million in homes to date, five additional
  home sales in Holley Street Common by Antioch Development Corporation,
  and pending mutli-use, multi-family developments at both Foundry Place
  (opposite GHSU) and Twiggs Circle.
   www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com

  (AUGUSTA, GA) The New Bethlehem Community Garden is ripe with a variety of
  vegetables. Each Wednesday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. residents are
  welcome to stop by, learn how to pick the vegetables and care for the
  garden, and take some home to enjoy. For more information or to
  volunteer to help, call (706) 722-0086.

  (AUGUSTA, GA)The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is offering presentations
  to area employers on affordable home ownership opportunities in
  Augusta’s downtown area. For more information, contact Shawn Edwards
  at SEdwards@augustaga.gov. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com .

  (AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is FREE EVERY Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m
  www.themorris,org

  (AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is beginning initial
  historical research on African-American heritage in Augusta as part of
  what will become a Heritage Trail for the City. Anyone having old
  photographs that will help document life in the community should
  contact Glenda Matute (gmatute@assetproperty.com) or Dr. Lee Ann
  Caldwell (lcaldwel@aug.edu).

Steve Stephens Named President of The Rotary Club of Savannah

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Steve Stephens Named President of The Rotary Club of Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah native Steve Stephens, president and CEO
of Stage Front Presentation Systems, will serve as the next president
of The Rotary Club of Savannah. Among Stephens’ goals for his 2012-
13 term are to prepare a list of projects and devise a funding plan for
the Rotary Club of Savannah’s 100-year anniversary celebration in
2014, to earn the organization a Rotary Gold Award, and to improve
communication about the Rotary Club’s mission, committees and
activities.

 

 

“Rotary is a special organization that does significant work to make the
world a smaller place,” Stephens said. “It’s certainly an honor to lead
Savannah’s oldest and largest Rotary club.”

Under Stephens’ leadership, Stage Front Presentation Systems
has grown to be one of the largest audio-video-lighting systems
integrators in the Southeast. The company has more than 75
employees in its offices in Savannah, Atlanta and Charleston. Stage
Front’s markets include education, corporate and healthcare, and the
company has completed installations in 35 states and eight countries.

Stephens attended Armstrong State College (now Armstrong Atlantic
State University) and began his career working in the family business,
Stephens Tire Co. He later worked as a professional musician before
starting Stage Front in 1978. Stephen’s community involvement has
included serving as a member of the Rotary Club of Savannah, CEO
Council, Savannah Film Commission, Coastal Business Education
Technology Alliance, Creative Coast Advisory Board and Lucas Theatre
for the Arts. He is a graduate of Leadership Savannah and was
involved in the Leadership Georgia program.

Stephens’ wife, Patricia, is an artist and real estate professional with
ReMax Savannah. In his spare time, Stephens enjoys windsurfing,
kayaking, biking and playing music.

About Rotary:
The Rotary Club, which is international, works to combat hunger, improve health and
sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace,
eradicate polio and assist in many other local programs under the
motto Service Above Self.

About the Rotary Club of Savannah
Founded in 1914, the Rotary Club of
Savannah has promoted and participated in numerous community
service projects including the Boy Scouts, educational funds,
Christmas for the poor, youth sport programs and Rotary Foundation
programs and Play it Forward. One of the Savannah Rotary’s
paramount projects is the Georgia Rotary Student Program, an
international foreign scholarship opportunity that brings students
from around the world to study in Georgia. The program was started
by the Rotary Club of Savannah after World War II to promote world
peace through friendship and scholarship.The Savannah Rotary
meets every Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm at the DeSoto Hilton.
For more information on the Rotary Club of Savannah, please call 912-272-9711 or visit
www.savrotary.org.

Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty in Savannah, GA announce 8 New Firms Worldwide

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(SAVANNAH, GA) June 2012 — Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty in Savannah, GA today announced the Sotheby’s International Realty brand welcomed eight new firms worldwide in the first quarter of 2012, and its affiliated companies in the United States experienced a 21 percent year-over-year increase in transactions. www.celiadunnsir.com

The brand welcomed the following residential real estate brokerage companies to its network in the first quarter of 2012: Milan Sotheby’s International Realty, Taiwan Sotheby’s International Realty, Barcelona Sotheby’s International Realty, Williams Trew Sotheby’s International Realty in Ft. Worth, Texas, Hudson Homes Sotheby’s International Realty in Tarrytown, N.Y., and San Miguel Sotheby’s International Realty in San Miguel, Mexico.  

In addition, two of its affiliate companies grew through mergers. Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty in Princeton, N.J., merged with N.T. Callaway Real Estate, LLC to create Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty with its headquarters in Princeton. Likewise, Morris & Fyrwald Sotheby’s International Realty in Aspen and Carbondale, Colo., combined with Chaffin Light Real Estate in Aspen, Snowmass Village and Basalt, and is now operating as Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty.

“The first quarter of this year has seen significant growth for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, as we continue to expand our footprint in quality markets around the globe including the Americas, Europe and Asia,” said Michael R. Good, chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Our affiliates that have furthered their growth through mergers and acquisitions have increased their market share and local presence, positioning themselves as even stronger market leaders who are able to offer their customers an even greater level of service and efficiencies in meeting their real estate needs.”

In the first quarter of 2012 the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand was honored by Franchise Business Review with its Best in Category award for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction for the fifth year in a row.  In addition to its real estate ranking, the brand also came in second among the Top 50 Large Franchise Systems, which is an overall ranking across all business categories including all systems with more than 200 office locations.

Growth in Asia continues to be a top priority for the brand, which in February announced plans to expand its management team there as part of an initiative to further develop the company’s network of real estate affiliates in the Asia-Pacific region.  Those executives will be responsible for accelerating the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s development throughout Asia and for supporting its network of affiliates. 

“The first quarter has laid the groundwork for our continued growth and development internationally as we increased our staff both in terms of membership sales and servicing for our existing companies,” said Philip White, president and chief operating officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “Domestically, our total transactions were up 21 percent in the first three months of this year versus the first quarter of last year.  These strong results reflect the improvement in the high-end market in the United States.  In addition, we are seeing multiple bids and stronger sales prices in a number of markets as a result of lower inventory levels.”

From a marketing perspective, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand launched its iPad® application during March 2012. Available for download from Apple’s App Store, the app’s features include 40 points of interest based on the property location, one-click-contact to a Sotheby’s International Realty broker or agent, the ability for consumers to save home search information for future use, a dynamic map feature displaying all available homes for sale or rent based on a user’s location or interested city/neighborhood and high-quality photography.

“We are very proud to be part of a network that is enjoying quality growth at such a solid pace,” said Celia Dunn broker/owner.  “At Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, we understand that buyers are as likely found across the globe as they are in the Savannah and Low Country market.  With the support of this brand we are helping to unite sellers with buyers, no matter where in the world they are located.”    

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 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.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 12,100 sales associates located in approximately 620 offices in 45 countries and territories worldwide.  

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house.  The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy’s subsidiary, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. Realogy is recognized among the 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere® Institute, a leading international business ethics think-tank. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.

Lori Combs
                            912.234.3323
                            lcombs@celiadunn.com

Recycling Oyster Shells, Restoring Oyster Populations Lecture June 21

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Recycling Oyster Shells, Restoring Oyster Populations Lecture June 21 – Ocean Plaza Coastal Ecology Lecture Series to Feature Daniel Harris, Coordinator of G.E.O.R.G.I.A. Oyster Restoration Program

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Daniel Harris, coordinator of the University of Georgia – Marine Extension Service’s G.E.O.R.G.I.A. Oyster Restoration Program will be the featured speaker at this month’s Ocean Plaza Beach Resort Coastal Ecology Dinner Lecture Series, Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at the hotel’s Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant. Harris’ lecture will focus on the efforts of the program to collect discarded oyster shells, recycle them and create oyster reefs to return to the area’s intertidal marshes. The lecture will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. in the Dolphin Reef Bar, and dinner will be served in the Dolphin Reef main dining room at 6:30 p.m. The standard Dolphin Reef dinner menu will be offered. To RSVP, please call 912-786-8400.

During the lecture, Harris will describe the efforts of the G.E.O.R.G.I.A. Oyster Restoration Program (G.E.O.R.G.I.A. is an acronym for Generating Enhanced Oyster Reefs in Georgia’s Inshore Areas) to restore local oyster populations. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Georgia was the country’s largest producer of canned oysters, but overfishing dramatically reduced the oyster population and shells weren’t returned to their natural habitats. The program, which is coordinated by the University of Georgia – Marine Extension Service and relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers, recycles discarded oyster shells and uses them to create intertidal reefs. The reefs are returned to the intertidal marsh, where they provide spawning, breeding, feeding and nursery habitats for oysters and other coastal species.

Harris has served as coordinator of the G.E.O.R.G.I.A. Oyster Restoration Program for the past five years. He has a bachelor’s degree in geology from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

About the Coastal Ecology Dinner Lecture Series
Created by Ocean Plaza Beach Resort Innkeeper Harry Spirides, the Coastal Ecology Dinner Lecture Series is held at the resort’s Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant on the third Thursday of every month and is open to the public. The multimedia lectures, which feature topics pertaining to coastal ecology, are presented by distinguished experts in the field but given in terminology everyone can understand. There is no entry fee or cover charge to attend the presentations. The lectures are preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. in the Dolphin Reef Bar, and the standard dinner menu is offered in the Dolphin Reef main dining room at 6:30 p.m. for those attending who are hungry. The Coastal Ecology Lectures begin at 7 p.m. and last for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period.

Among the topics covered at past Coastal Ecology Dinner Lectures were the effect of changing climates on marine ecosystems, coral habitats off Georgia and adjacent states, the declining sea turtle population, the area’s wild dolphin population, the importance of protecting blackwater river ecosystems and the mystery of bird migration.

About the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort


There has been a resort hotel continuously operating on the Ocean Plaza Resort property for more than 120 years. The property is located on Tybee Island, GA at 15th Street and oceanfront, about 20 minutes east of historic downtown Savannah. For more information on the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort, call 912-786-7777, email info@oceanplaza.com or visit www.oceanplaza.com.

About the Marine Extension Service
The Marine Extension Service is a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia serving the Georgia coast to increase efficiency of existing marine industries, identify new industries that do not harm the environment and increase public awareness and understanding of coastal ecosystems. The University of Georgia is a land- and sea-grant institution.

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JUNE 18, 2012

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is beginning initial historical research on African-American heritage in Augusta as part of what will become a Heritage Trail for the City. Anyone having old photographs that will help document life in the community should contact Glenda Matute gmatute@assetproperty.com or Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell lcaldwel@aug.edu.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA)30901 Development Corporation has begun the construction of a new single family home at 1433 Wrightsboro Road, located at the corner of Wrightsboro Road and Holley Street.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA)The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design Assessment Team will bring national experts to Augusta June 25-27 to develop sustainability recommendations for Laney Walker/Bethlehem. For a schedule of public events, see www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/media/events-calendar/ or contact Glenda Matute at gmatute@assetproperty.com.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The New Bethlehem Community Garden is ripe with a variety of vegetables. Each Wednesday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. residents are welcome to stop by, learn how to pick the vegetables and care for the garden, and take some home to enjoy. For more information or to volunteer to help, call (706) 722-0086.

  

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is offering presentations to area employers on affordable home ownership opportunities in Augusta’s downtown area. For more information, contact Shawn Edwards at SEdwards@augustaga.gov. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com. 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA)The Morris Museum of Art is presenting Karen Gordon and Garden City Jazz in a free concert of jazz favorites and standards from the new American songbook. Sunday, June 17
2:00 p.m.
www.themorris,org 

 

 

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SAVANNAH, GA COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JUNE 11, 2012

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Georgia Legal History Foundation recently recognized veteran Savannah lawyer and retired Court of Appeals Judge John W. Sognier, 91, who was given its Nestor Award. The annual award honors the accomplishments of the state’s leading lawyers and judges. "We give one award each year to the greatest of Georgia’s lawyers and judges," said Augusta attorney John Bell, president of the Georgia Legal History Foundation. "It is an honor to give it to Judge Sognier, who so richly deserves the "Nestor Award."

(SAVANNAH, GA) Farewell Reception for Lynn Vos of the SBDC, Friday June 29, 2012 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the SBDC’s Conference Room, 111 East Liberty Street. RSVP to marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Trident Sustainability Group announces new LEED
certifications
– Sustainable Fellwood Phases 2 and 3 in Savannah, GA.

(SAVANNAH, GA)   Local Savannah company: Fondarific was recently featured in Inc. magazine as one of 10 standout companies during National Small Business Week.

http://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/10-stand-outs-at-small-business-week.html

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) The CFO Council will meet June 26. The program is "Business Valuation" presented by John Vandaveer, CPA. RSVP to Roy Austin, rockwell@hargray.com; 843-597-4826 http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/savannah-cfo-council-to-meet-june-26/  

 

(TYBEE ISALND, GA) HOLD THE DATE: The Coastal Ecology Lecture Series is held the THIRD THURSDAY of each month at the Dolphin Reef Restaurant – Ocean Plaza Hotel on Tybee. www.oceanplaza.com   

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dawn Baker Awards $1500.00 Academic Scholarship to Graduating Senior http://savannahnow.com/your-good-news/2012-06-08/dawn-baker-awards-1500-academic-scholarship-graduating-senior  

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents: 163 Regency Circle http://www.celiadunnsir.com/listings_detail.asp?listingID=1647  Lori Combs, Casey Schivera and Bob Dixon 912-234-3323       

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) ACCESSIBLE GARDENING SUMMER WORKSHOPS, at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens, 2 Canebrake Rd.,RSVP to  Liz Lubriani, (912) 921-5460. Wed., June 20 – Container herb gardening with Bob Izzo, 10am – noon.     

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet Saturday, June 23, 10:30am, at the Barnes Restaurant at 5321 Waters Avenue in Savannah.  Polio survivors and guests are invited.  For information call
912-927-8332 or go to www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org.     

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill Retail locations in Savannah, Pooler and Richmond Hill will be selling discounted tickets to the June 13 Savannah Sand Gnats game for $5 to generate funding for local programs that serve our area. You can receive a $2 discount off every ticket if you purchase your ticket at one of these 5 locations before June 13. No limits, buy as many as you want.
 www.milb.com/team3/page.jsp?ymd=20110214&content_id=16631964&vkey=team3_t543&fext=.jsp&sid=t543    

 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Seeking ship models from the 20th Century and the beginning of the 21st Century. This initiative of the GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL AND MARITIME TRADE CENTER AUTHORITY will display, maintain and insure the models at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center where they will be seen by thousands of attendees at conventions, trade shows, luncheons, dinners and banquets. Appropriate recognition will be given to the lender or donor organization. ARTICLE IN THE SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS To donate contact: howard@lebanonplantation.com 

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Laugh & Learn at the Annual Hostess City Toastmasters Open House and Humorous Speech Contest starting at 5:30 PM on June 19th at ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard Street, Third Floor – adjacent to Ellis Square. Learn more at: http://openhousetoastmasters.eventbrite.com/.        

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Diabetes Healing Workshop forming now. Call 912 236-8987 today, for all details of the class, including times, location and fees, or Email Carolyn@HealthRestoration101.com 

  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Save the date for the 13th annual Savannah Business Hall of Fame gala being held on November 14th at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.     

  

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Nationally recognized stand-up comic Greg Warren will perform at Laughs for Lemonade on Saturday, June 23 at The Lucas Theatre. The event is a fundraiser for Mom’s Lemonade Fund, a local not-for-profit organization that raises awareness and funds for women and families battling ovarian cancer. Tickets range from $20 to $100 VIP tickets. Included in each VIP ticket purchased is access to the post-performance meet and greet party. Tickets at www.scadboxoffice.com. Find out more on  www.facebook.com/MomsLemonadeFundInc 

  

(SAVANNAH SCORE) Fill out form for free local business mentoring:

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Calendar  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Follow SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES™ on TWITTER  

 http://twitter.com/carriagetradepr  

  

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JUNE 11, 2012

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JUNE 11, 2012

(AUGUSTA, GA) The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design Assessment Team will bring national experts to Augusta June 25-27 to develop sustainability recommendations for Laney Walker/Bethlehem. For a schedule of public events, see www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/media/events-calendar/ or contact Glenda Matute at gmatute@assetproperty.com.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is offering presentations
to area employers on affordable home ownership opportunities in Augusta’s downtown area. For more information, contact Shawn Edwards at SEdwards@augustaga.gov. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com.

(AUGUSTA, GA) 30901 Development Corporation in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Zeta Xi Omega Chapter, is presenting a ‘free’ seminar entitled “Regaining Economic Security” on Saturday, June 30th, 10:00 am – 12:00 in the Building of Opportunity @ 1434 Poplar Street. Guest Speaker will be Mrs. Sandra Devoe Bland of S.J. Devoe & Associates. Seminar Topics will include Budgeting & Planning, Personal Finance, Your Credit Score, Repairing Your Credit etc. For more information contact, Ceminithia Grant @ (706) 823-0905.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The New Bethlehem Community Garden is ripe with a variety of vegetables. Each Wednesday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. residents are welcome to stop by, learn how to pick the vegetables and care for the garden, and take some home to enjoy. For more information or to volunteer to help, call (706) 722-0086.

(AUGUSTA, GA) 30901 Development Corporation has begun the construction of a new single family home at 1433 Wrightsboro Road, located at the corner of Wrightsboro Road and Holley Street.

(AUGUSTA, GA) A Georgia Hospital Association study released in May reported that Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) and Health System pumped nearly $2 billion into the local economy, and area hospitals together generated nearly $2.6 billion for the local economy in 2010. Healthcare is a crucial part of the Augusta region generating not only jobs and services, but funds that are used by the local economy to build the region. www.augustatomorow.org.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art’s Art at Lunch series features artist Bob Trotman discussing his current installation, Office, which is on view in the second-floor galleries. Noon, June 15th. www.themorris,org

(AUGUSTA, GA) Laney Walker/Bethlehem will be showcased this summer in Washington, DC at the national Neighborhood Revitalization Conference. Chester A. Wheeler, III, Director of Augusta’s Housing Department, and Jesse Wiles, President of APD Urban Planning & Management, which serves as the project manager for Laney Walker/Bethlehem, will be featured in a
presentation on regenerating the American city.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is beginning initial historical research on African-American heritage in Augusta as part of what will become a Heritage Trail for the City. Anyone having old photographs that will help document life in the community should contact Glenda Matute (gmatute@assetproperty.com) or Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell (lcaldwel@aug.edu).

(AUGUSTA, GA) Sign up for the AUGUSTA, GA COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES: http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/media/community-headlines/.

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – Trident Sustainability Group announces new LEED certifications

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(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – Trident Sustainability Group announces new LEED certifications – Sustainable Fellwood Phases 2 and 3 in Savannah, GA.

 www.tridentsustainability.com

Sustainable Fellwood Phase 2 includes 8 multifamily buildings comprising 110 apartments, which all received LEED for Homes Gold certification. Phase 3, a 100 unit senior building, received LEED for Homes Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council. Sustainable Fellwood Phase 3 is only the second LEED Platinum building in Savannah, and one of only a handful of Platinum affordable housing projects nationwide. Trident Sustainability Group served as the LEED consultant on these projects, which were developed by The Woda Group and Parallel Housing.

 

Sustainable Fellwood is a 27-acre redevelopment project and continues to set the bar for green affordable housing. Phase 2 includes spray foam insulation, 16 SEER variable speed HVAC units, and low flow plumbing, while Phase 3 features many of the same green strategies but also hosts a 85 KW solar array on the roof – one of the largest in the region. Phase 1 of the project received LEED for Homes Gold certification in 2009 as well as LEED for Neighborhood Development Silver certification.

 

"Green building always had a stigma of being too expensive to do ", said Tommy Linstroth, Principal of Trident Sustainability Group. "However, if you can do LEED Gold and Platinum affordable housing projects, you can do green projects anywhere. Sustainable Fellwood shows that you can have high performance, healthy buildings without cost premiums.”

 

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, and has helped certify over 40 buildings.

 

 


Tommy Linstroth


   

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES JUNE 4, 2012

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(SAVANNAH, GA) On June 5, Small Business Council SMART Lunch Series presents John Vandaveer, CPA, CVA and Pamela O’Quinn, CPA of Deemer, Dana and Froehle LLP with "Getting your Ducks in a Row: An Overview of Financial Statements and Budgeting." http://www.savannahchamber.com/for-members/business-calendar/272

(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah Purchasing Department – M/WBE Program will host a 1-on-1 Speed Networking and Business Opportunity Event on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The event will be held in the Bryan Room on the 2nd floor of the Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Avenue. The event is free of charge but registration is required. (912) 651-6423.

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Candy Craft Creations, makers of Fondarific fondant, was recently featured in Inc. magazine as one of 10 standout companies during National Small Business Week.

http://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/10-stand-outs-at-small-business-week.html

  

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Diana Churchill’s talk at the Coastal Ecology Lecture Series, Migration of Birds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbsTtmra9Fo&lr=1&feature=results_video  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents: 106 Samuel Lyons Way, has a gated community with pool, and a marina.  A 30 foot wet slip on the Intracoastal waterway conveys with the home. $625,000. http://www.celiadunnsir.com/listings_detail.asp?listingID=1689 
AGENT: Casey Schivera, 912-234-3323        

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill Retail locations in Savannah, Pooler and Richmond Hill will be selling discounted tickets to the June 13 Savannah Sand Gnats game for $5 to generate funding for local programs that serve our area. You can receive a $2 discount off every ticket if you purchase your ticket at one of these 5 locations before June 13. No limits, buy as many as you want.
 www.milb.com/team3/page.jsp?ymd=20110214&content_id=16631964&vkey=team3_t543&fext=.jsp&sid=t543    

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Vascular Anomalies Medical Expert Receives Debut Liam’s Land Grant of $40,000 for Lymphatic Malformation Research http://www.liamsland.org/  

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jackson Printing of Savannah Honored for Sales and Management Skills  by CPrint® International   
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(SAVANNAH, GA) Learn more about completing a full or half marathon or triathlon with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training.  Thursday, June 7th at 5pm at Mercer Auditorium (directions here: http://www.memorialhealth.com/about/wayfindingmercer.aspx)  Full event details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/272742272806784/  

  

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, June 4, 2012

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is offering its services to area employers to provide an overview of affordable home-ownership possibilities in Augusta’s urban core. For more information, contact Shawn Edwards at SEdwards@augustaga.gov 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) New Bethlehem Community Center will provide free lunches to all children ages 7-18 through the Summer Food Service Program. This is one way to ensure that no child in our community goes without a meal during the summer. The program will begin Monday, June 4, 2012 and end Friday, July 13, 2012 and meals will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day.
(706) 722-0086

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design Assessment Team will bring national experts to Augusta June 25-27 to develop sustainability recommendations for Laney Walker/Bethlehem. Augusta is one of only seven cities nationwide to receive a sustainable design grant from AIA. www.aia.org/about/initiatives/AIAS075425 or contact Glenda Matute at gmatute@assetproperty.com.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) 30901 Development Corporation has begun the construction of a new single family home at 1433 Wrightsboro Road, located at the corner of Wrightsboro Road and Holley Street.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA)A Georgia Hospital Association study released in May reported that Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) and Health System pumped nearly $2 billion into the local economy, and area hospitals together generated nearly $2.6 billion for the local economy in 2010. Healthcare is a crucial part of the Augusta region generating not only jobs and services, but funds that are used by the local economy to build the region.
www.augustatomorrow.org.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art’s Art at Lunch series features artist Bob Trotman discussing his current installation, Office, which is on view in the second-floor galleries. Noon, June 15th. www.themorris,org 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Laney Walker/Bethlehem will be showcased this summer in Washington, DC at the national Neighborhood Revitalization Conference. Chester Wheeler, Director of Augusta’s Housing Department, and Jesse Wiles, President of APD Urban Planning & Management, which serves as the project manager for Laney Walker/Bethlehem, will both be featured in a presentation on regenerating the American city.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) It’s a busy week at the Augusta Public Library: June 5: Jeni Michaelson & the Society Express Jazz Band, 8 pm; June 6, Teen Summer Reading from 2 – 4 pm; June 7th, Discover the Black Sheep in the Family as part of the Library’s  Genealogy  Program, 6:30 pm; June 7th, author Allison Samuels lectures on "What Would Michelle Do?: A Modern-Day Guide to Living with Substance and Style," 7 pm.
http://www.ecgrl.org/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) SMART Mobility Enterprise has profiled the Augusta Greenway Alliance on its website. SMART Mobility Enterprise (the "Mobi") is an award honoring entrepreneurial ventures that are changing the world – helping to improve the quality of life and revitalize the environment and economy of communities and regions through sustainable transportation (New Mobility). It was conceived and developed by the University of Michigan SMART initiative and its local and international partners with the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation.
http://www.mobiprize.com/new-registry/#NR 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is beginning initial historical research on African-American heritage in Auugsta, as part of what eventually will be a Heritage Trail for the City. Anyone one having old photographs that will help document life in the community should contact Glenda Matute (gmatute@assetproperty.com) or Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell (lcaldwel@aug.edu).